May Primark Haul + Try on!

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Its MAY!

So that means a new Primark haul! HOORAY!

I usually go to Primark once a month a create these little haul videos for you guys and you LOVE THEM!

I have so much fun creating them too and showing you what Primark currently have to offer.

To check out the latest, look no further than just HERE.

I thought I would include just a few snaps of my purchases too but there are lots more in the video!

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I defo prefer leggings than joggers in the gym and these were only £6 and super stretchy and soft. They fit perfectly with a high waist so AMAZING for doing yoga and weight training!

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This dress though….

OMG it is beautiful. Its a suede like material so really soft and fits me beautifully. Ive had my eye on this for a while and so happy I bought it today. Its very feminine and again fits me like a glove and was only £13!

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A failed attempt at a baywatch pose….

However this lovely swimsuit was only £4 and is a real bargain!

The material is actually very good quality and fits really well. It has a low back for added detail and I LOVE the colour!

Have you guys been to Primark lately? I would love to know what you bought and leave me your links 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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April Primark Haul + Try On

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I have to say, Primark is looking flawless at the moment.

It is in full Spring mode and there are so any beautiful clothes, it was hard to resist them all!

So today I have done another Primark Haul video as you dolls can truly see how they look. My purchases ranged from playsuits to flipflops to waxing strips so a whole load of interesting finds.

You can find all of my previous Primark hauls HERE.

If you guys would like to see what is now in store then look no further.

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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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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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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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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Ted Baker Treasure Trove + Swatches

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Happy New Year to you all!

I hope you are looking forward to 2017 and what it has to bring.

I had a lovely Christmas with some beautiful presents and every year me and my sister get some form of Ted Baker product. (It’s kind of tradition now!)

And every year I am blown away by the quality and detail of the products and packaging. I’m a sucker for pretty boxes or bags so my collection of Ted Baker merchandise has grown and grown over the years.

This year was no exception, with its stunning pastel floral theme – Im in heaven.

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See what I mean? BEAUTIFUL!

Inside are a few of my favourite beauty products from the 2016 collection which match the colour scheme perfectly.

Below I have included swatches and detailed photos of each of my favourites.

Bronzer/ Rose gold illuminating powder

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I had a very similar one from last years collection which I am still using today! It as a swivel mirror which is ideal for a quick touch up and the rose gold packaging…. LOVE IT!

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The blush is a very soft and delicate colour that will suit any skin tone. Its a very light weight product but extremely pigmented. The bronzer again is rich in colour but also has tiny bits of shimmer to really create a sunkissed look.

Eye shadow Trio

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This trio compact is gorgeous. Again, a really nice size to put in my handbag if im out and about with a decent sized mirror too.

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Colour wise, they have a neutral undertone to all of them and look very delicate on the skin. The first shade is a dusky beige pink with would look STUNNING just sweeped over the lids. The second is a super shimmery metallic bronze that would look lush in the crease blended out and the third shade is this deep rich charcoal grey. As you can see, all extremely pigmented and would work well with a flat or blending brush.

Contouring and eye shadow brush

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Eeeeeek! How cute do these look? I love the pink ombre effect on the tips and they are so soft its unreal. They are almost too pretty to use!

Nail Polish

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Ive always been a massive fan of the Ted Baker polishes. They are always great quality with no lumps or gooey bits, really great pigment and rich colour. How pretty is that pastel lilac pink? Perfect for spring I think.

Rose Lipstick

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A pop of pink with this pink rose shade. I like to create a display in my room of my Ted Baker lipsticks as they just look so gorgeous all lined up together.

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It is probably one of the most vibrant lipsticks I have ever owned and will look great with a tan in Summer and in the upcoming Spring months too. It has a very creamy texture and glides on to the skin effortlessly.

Tinted Lip Balm

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This rose gold balm has not left my bag since Christmas day. It has been my go to balm for the last week.

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I find all Ted Baker lip products super rich and creamy but this one leaves my lips feeling so hydrated and moisturised. It has a subtle nude/pink tone which I love as it goes with anything.

Eye brow pencil

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I usually use a powder or gel to do my eye brows but im not adverse to trying a pencil from time to time.

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The texture was not as soft as previous pencils tried but it is very rich in colour and its actually a good match to my colour at the moment. Im sure it will come in handy for getting precision!

What a selection.

As mentioned previously, Im always so in love with the design, quality and packaging of the TB products and I think this year has to be my favourite so far.

Do you have any favourite makeup packaging designs or had any Ted Baker products? I would love to add to my collection! 

Let me know in the comments!

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Have a beautiful Sunday afternoon,

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