April PRIMARK haul – Summer styles +Try on |BeautyandShe

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Hi everyone!

Guess where I have been….

Only my ultimate fave place ever – Primark.

I have been loving Primark’s Instagram lately, I have had so much inspiration from them I just had to go and see for myself.

It is April, which basically means it is nearly Summer and I need to get my Summer wardrobe sorted.

My style for this summer is going to be smart and classic yet casual… if that makes any sense. I love just simple outfits that look timeless and also comfortable!

The pieces I picked up today are definitely just that.

Linen blazer and high waisted shorts set from primark

When I saw this two piece, I fell in love. This is a linen blazer and shorts set that is the most comfortable thing ever. It’s a very lightweight material that will be perfect in hotter weather and will go with everything. The shorts are paperbag style with a gorgeous belt detail that cinches me in at the best part of my waist. I paired mine with heels but imagine this outfit with brown sandals too – Perfection.

Linen blazer and high waisted shorts set from primark

Blazer: £17

Shorts: £10

Pastel pink knee length dress with a tie waist from primark

I’m getting Audrey Hepburn vibes in this beautiful dress – It is so flattering and again, such a classic style. I love the belt which really brings the dress together and the button are a nice contrast. It has two slits along the sides which I like and the neckline is absolutely perfect – not too plungy!

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Dress: £12

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I’m usually a bikini girl but this swimsuit had me weak at the knees. I think I just love anything with a belt – even swimwear! This stunning khaki swimsuit is perfect for covering up (a little bit). The material is such high quality, not thin and shiny which I hate and it is so so comfortable.

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Swimsuit: £12

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They call me mellow yellow… I LOVE THIS SWIMSUIT. It was another one of those “I need that” moments when I knew I had to have it. Again with the belt thing, the colour is super flattering and I think will be for all skin tones and the fit is spot on. I am a size 10 and this fits like a dream.

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Swimsuit: £12

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This bikini is so so pretty. Its such a chic colour and is ridiculously comfortable. The bottoms are a little bit more cheeky but I love it! It has pretty wood design detailing on the top and bottoms and I like to wear mine a little bit more high waisted.

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Bikini top: £6

Bikini bottoms: £4

A little bit bolder than I usually go for but these sunnies just make me happy! It’s funny how a different shape of glasses can change your outfit so much.

Black: £3

Brown: £2

If I could be tanned, bronzy and glowy all year round, I would be so happy. I picked up the Glow Intensity shimmer spray for those summer days where I want to look like a Victoria’s Secret Angel. I also picked up this new mascara which is a dupe for Too Faced’s “Better than sex” mascara – I have heard great things so I will give it a good go!

Shimmer spray: £4

Mascara: £3

And that guys is everything I picked up for the start of my Summer wardrobe! I was really wise and didn’t purchase everything I saw, only the staple pieces that will look great for my summer wardrobe.

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DOES PRIMARK FAKE TAN REALLY WORK? REVIEW + DEMO

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I have been asked so many times to do a review of the PRIMARK FAKE TAN. 

So my gorgeous gals, today is the day.

I have been a fan of Primark tan for such a long time and I wanted to share with you my hints and tips for making it look its best!

Not only is it super cheap, its actually VERY good quality for the price. Not once have I had that horrible streakiness like some fake tans leave and it isnt a completely overwhelming smell.

Its only £3 for a generous size bottle of the mousse and the consistency is really lightweight too – perfect to blend in to the skin flawlessly.

Take a look at my before and after photos.

 

If you guys have used the same tan as me then let me know what you thought in the comments below!

If you would like to see how to apply this tan and the full effect then just CLICK BELOW!

 

 

 

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Loreal Infallible Foundation Review + TRY ON

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I’m sure you have all heard of the foundation that supposedly covers tattoos?

Yep? Well I managed to get my hands on it and I have been using it for about two weeks now and I have…. mixed reviews.

To watch my review and demo then just look below!

or click HERE.

 

 

I know everyone has different skin types, from oily to dry to combination… but this foundation just did not work the way I was hoping.

Don’t get me wrong, in terms of covering blemishes and redness and acne, its flawless… but long lasting?…

IT IS NOT!

I would only wear this foundation for photos or for short periods of time as after a while it goes completely cakey and speckled on the skin making me look like I have scales. It sticks to my dry areas too creating noticeable cracks after some time.

This is just my honest opinion of this product and as I said, it DOES create a flawless matte finish but I don’t think it is for me.

If you guys have tried this foundation then let me know what you thought in the comments below as I would love to hear your reviews!

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Where have I been? + Life update

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It certainly has been a while.

My life has been crazy busy over the past few months I have found barely any time to blog!

So this little post is just a general catch up and life update for you all so you know that I haven’t completely vanished off the face of the earth…

I work full time so on my days off lately I have been super busy decorating the house and garden which is surprisingly time consuming. I have also started to do some proper wedding planning as our date has been set…..

9TH SEPTEMBER 2018!

Eeeeeek! Im so excited but there is a lot to do so again I have been planning and prepping for that!

Another thing I have added to the list is my new instagram account for my home – I follow so many inspirational people and we all share ideas for around the house from decorating to cleaning – I love it!

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If you want to see how much the house has progressed then you can find me over at:

@ourwelshcottage

Short and sweet guys but im not gone for good – I promise!

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Speak soon,

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Instagram | January

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It is February and freezing, so i’m sat in my pyjamas – slippers on – cup of tea in hand – fire crackling – i’m happy.

I don’t know about you guys but Instagram is my favourite social media platform – I can literally spend forever scrolling through pictures of home decor, makeup and food and before you know it it’s been an hour…. or two..

Just Kidding… but not really.

So for those who may not have the joys of Instagram or haven’t hit that follow button yet, here are some of my latest posts of what i’ve been up to from now and through January.

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So this was at 8:30 am at Penarth Pier. I was on my way to work and it looked so beautiful, the sunrise made everything look so pretty. Im lucky to live near the sea and the countryside so i’m always snapping the world’s natural beauty.

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On this evening, I spent 3 lovely hours catching up with blog posts, comments and social media. As well as have a cheeky glass of wine or two. I tell you what, this arm chair from ikea is so comfortable and is so cosy to cuddle up on.

 

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This Milani blush is the perfect colour for me. As I am naturally paler toned, this adds just the right amount of warmth to my skin. Alongside my Ted Baker lipstick this peachy pair is perfect for me.

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Does this need a caption? I love bubbles! This was probably the most bubbly bath I have ever had.

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I was super excited to get my hands on the Sweet Peach palette. The colours are so pigmented and they smell gorgeous. If you want to check out my swatch video and blog post then click HERE.

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For those who are not familiar with Hygge, then I strongly recommend reading this lovely little book. Hygge basically means enjoying the little things in life like candles, cosy cushions, a cup of tea or in my case a hot bath with a glass of wine…

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A table for two. This dinner set caught my eye and was a real bargain. It was from Asda and was only £14 for a 16 piece set. My flowers are also from Asda and I got them for £5 – another bargain. Not to mention my rose gold wine glasses from one of my best friends – Heaven.

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Shadeliers are IN at the moment. Not quite lamp shade not quite chandelier, these pretty things are from Next and add such an elegant feel to the house. I’ve got a matching one in the living room too..

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These are actually the pjs i’m wearing right now. They are from Boux Avenue and are so cosy and warm for these winter months. Plus i’ve got grey nails in this photo and I was pleasantly surprised how nice they looked.

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Im so in love with this shirt from Primark. When I saw it on the mannequin I knew I just had to buy it. It has this cute bow tie on the front and looks great with jeans and heels. #Stripesforlife

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Anything marble, im there. This notebook was £3 from Primark and is great to keep in my handbag for those essential notes.

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Ive been doing a lot of DIY projects lately and this rose bouquet is one of them. I used a candle holder as the vase and arranged the flowers inside. We also had some slate tiles left over so I made a decorative plate for the table. – Quite proud of myself.

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Ive been after this Too Faced foundation for such a long time, and after hearing such good reviews, I couldn’t wait to try it myself. The formula is so creamy and dries instantly on the skin. It says medium to full coverage but you can definitely build it up on the skin.

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I visited my local flower craft shop to browse silk flowers and was overwhelmed with how many there were. Im making my wedding centrepieces myself so getting inspo from here was perfect.

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So this stunning building is where im going to get married. We have set a date of 9th September 2018 and we viewed the building a few weeks ago. It has 8-10 chandeliers hanging from the ceiling with carved wooden walls. It was truly breathtaking and we fell in love with the place as soon as we walked in.

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Last night I wasn’t feeling 100% – full up with a cold. So what better way to spend the evening than with candles galore. It was so relaxing and I felt so much better after letting my body rest and recover.

Gosh thats a lot of photos.

Well as I mentioned guys, Instagram is my fave.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have been up to lately and I would love to see what you guys have been loving too, so send me your links!

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All things PINK Haul

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In the spirit of Valentines Day, I wanted to create a post featuring my all time fave colour –

PINK.

A lot, and I mean a LOT of the things I own are pink and I love it!

So lets take a look at the things im loving for this valentines season…

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

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If you don’t already know, this is my new favourite eye shadow palette EVER. It smells gorgeous and the colours are even better, all in the shades of pink.

Click HERE to see my swatch video.

Chanel  Chance Perfume

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This perfume is so beautiful. I love keeping perfume boxes (because im weird) and this one is a great addition. The scent is very delicate and feminine and is great for wearing everyday.

Peony and Rose Petal Candle

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How cute is this?

This little candle comes on a mirrored plate with a bell jar and bow. When I saw it I just had to get it because it is so sweet! I have one of these in my bathroom and one in the kitchen and maybe a few more around the house….

Carex Love Hearts Handwash

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* I adore LOVE HEART sweets and when I received this to try, I knew instantly how delicious it was going to smell. Not only does it make my hands super soft but it also makes me want to drink the entire bottle…. oops

Jack Wills Body wash and spray

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Luffas are my thing. It makes any body wash lather up so well and creates bubbles galore. This set from Jack Wills is not only pretty for display but smells divine.

To do List

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This notepad is my saviour lately.

Ive got so much going on that I need to either remember or quickly note down so this little book is great to keep in my bag for on the go note taking.

Jack Wills Scarf

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Cosy or what?

This scarf is more so a blanket its that big! It is so cosy when on and the fabric is super thick and soft. Its really good quality and looks great with a beige coat and boots.

Primark pink jumper

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In my Primark Haul video, I showed you guys this cropped pink jumper from Primark. It is so soft and I love to wear it in the evenings. Its a really dusky pink which I LOVE and is so comfy to wear all day…everyday if I wanted.

Click HERE to see the video.

And that is my PINK haul for you guys.

I would love for you all to find your inner pink self and show me your FAVE pink things for this Valentines season.

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*This blog post had a featured product from Carex UK. All opinions are honest and my own.

Matte Lipsticks? Here’s my Top 5…

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Matte lipsticks are one of my favourite beauty products.

They have definitely become a lot more popular since the 90’s where Drew Barrymore still looked flawless and matte lips were in…

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However, not sure on those brows…

Moving on…

I have narrowed it down to my TOP 5 matte lipsticks which was VERY tricky. Most of the shades are neutral tones which are really versatile and work with everyone and everything.

From Maybelline to Collection to MUA, here are my favourites at the moment…

Let me know of your favourite matte lip products, I would love to try some of your personal faves!

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Blog Milestone: 800 Blog Followers!

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What a milestone guys?!

It only seems like yesterday that I first started my blog and I was so happy to have 5 people follow me..

For 2 years now I have been keeping you guys posted on all of my latests beauty bits and lifestyle loves.

To achieve over 800 of you guys is incredible! I love every bit of blogging as I really feel like I can just express myself and express my passion with all of you! My blog has been shaped and grown so much and I have really developed my own sense of style along with it.

So thank you all for making this blog as successful as it is and I cant wait to get to the next milestone of 900!

LETS DO IT!

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Best of 2016 – Highlighters VIDEO + SWATCHES

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My FAVOURITE beauty product ever.

Glitter or sparkle, I’m there.. Highlighters are totally my thing and I wanted to share my ultimate faves from 2016.

I know I have done a blog post quite recently about my Top 5 Highlighters but I thought a video would show how they really look on the skin.

From Revlon to Benefit to MUA, I show you my Top 5 and more so grab a cuppa and take a little look….

Let me know which one is your favourite and if you have any recommendations for liquid lipsticks!

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MUA Metallic Liquid Lipstick SWATCHES

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Ok, so im a little obsessed with liquid lipsticks..

and when I saw METALLIC versions from MUA – I just had to buy them.

I’ve really been loving matte liquid lipsticks lately and how the look and last throughout the day (I always find they make my lips appear more full).

Metallic shades are great for all year round but I thought particularly in winter, I will be glistening like snow…

I purchased three different shades from the brand MUA, which is one of my all time favourite budget beauty brands. The quality of the products is incredible and the prices are even better.

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These lipsticks were all £2 each making them such a bargain I couldn’t resist. I am loving the packaging designs of the products to really reflect the metallic and sleek vibes.

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The first shade is called ‘Luster‘ and its this beautiful shimmery gold/beige. As you can see, its highly pigmented and very rich. It has a really creamy texture which was surprising as I thought it was going to be quite drying.

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I feel like a snow queen or some form of mythical being wearing this. It is super reflective but surprisingly wearable. Its still a buildable product and you can make it more and more rich in depth as you go.

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The second shade is called ‘Glint‘. This shade is a shimmery brown/gold with hints of silver. With this colour a little really does go a long way.

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Im not too keen on this shade. It was a bit difficult to blend and get and even coat. Im not usually one for dark grey/brown lip shades but I do like the colour! Im sure with a few more layers I could even thing out.

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The last shade is called ‘Blaze‘. This is absolutely ideal for winter with its rich berry colour. As you can see, its not complete pigment coverage which is nice as again, its blendable.

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I really do LOVE this colour, its such a warm tone that goes well with my skin shade. This colour had a lot and I mean A LOT of glitter.. which isnt a bad thing..

Who doesn’t like glitter?

Im defo learning to love metallic after these bad boys. 

To find these lipsticks click HERE.

Let me know which one is your favourite and if you have any recommendations for liquid lipsticks!

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