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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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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And the winner is…

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So a little while ago I held a competition to win a STUNNING My Jolie Candle including a hidden surprise piece of jewellery…

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I asked the question:

“IF YOU COULD INVENT THE MOST PERFECT CANDLE, WHAT SCENT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?”

There were quite a few entries and it was so tough to pick one.. however…

THE WINNER IS….

“I would make it smell of cigarettes and rum ( in a nice way if course) to remind my mum off her dad because he sadly passed away.”

BY ALANNA from IMAGALAXYGIRL

Congratulations and I hope you enjoy the beautiful candle as much as I do.

Make sure to check out her beautiful blog and find her on twitter!

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Lipstick of the day.

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I have been loving changing up my lip colours lately.

A pop of colour can create such a difference to any outfit or makeup look and is so quick and easy to create.

Today I wanted to share my favourite lip shade that I am always reaching for in my makeup bag, time and time again.

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Loreal Paris: Juliannes Nude – £6.99

This lipstick is my ultimate favourite pink shade. I’ve mentioned it in many blog posts before and there is clear reason why..

The formula is super creamy and rich with a scent just like parma violets..yum! I feel as though it instantly moisturises my lips when applied.

As for the colour, its a very delicate soft shade so very wearable for everyday, it has quite cool undertones so works really well with my skin tone.

There are so many shades in the collection so head on over to your local boots to get your hands on them! I highly recommend.

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My Jolie Candle Review + GIVEAWAY!

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Good Morning dolls!

It feels as though I haven’t written a blog post in FOREVER!

I dont know about you guys, but I adore candles. My house is filled with different scents and I love how cosy they can make your home feel.

Today I wanted to share the beautiful brand, My Jolie Candle with you and reveal its beautiful products.

After a long day in work, I came home to a parcel delivery from the My Jolie Team and it was just what I needed to relax and unwind after a long day. I have heard quite a lot about the brand and how each candle has a special jewellery surprise hidden inside!

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It came so beautifully packaged filled with tissue paper and hearts, It just made opening the product so much nicer, knowing it was hand wrapped and lovingly packaged.

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As I delved into the box, I found a lovely handwritten card from the team and a little compact mirror and a candle lighter. I thought these were really nice personal touches and of course the compact mirror will ALWAYS come in handy…

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Ready to see what it looks like?…

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Ta-da! Here is the candle itself, and can I just say how pretty the box is right? Its prefect for spring. The scent I chose is Herb Fraiche and it smells so natural and fresh, it fills the room with the gorgeous smell!

 

Hidden inside the actual candle is a beautiful piece of jewellery which could be a bracelet, ring or necklace made from silver, white gold, Swarovski crystals or diamonds. They range in value and it is a complete surprise what you will receive.

After burning the candle for a few days, I managed to find my jewel hidden in the candle wax and here is what I found….

So this stunning necklace is Silver and with a gorgeous Swarovski crystal embedded into the chain. I was so surprised at how beautiful and unique the jewellery is and the quality is outstanding.

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This is honestly MY type of jewellery as it is very simple and classic and will go with everything and or any occasion. I prefer to wear my necklaces a bit lower so the long chain is ideal for changing lengths. Even after receiving the necklace, the candle is still perfect to burn and continue using – I’m also a sucker for reusing candle jars for DIY projects… Anyone else with me?

So now for the EXCITING PART…

The My Jolie Candle Team have provided me another candle which I will be giving away to ONE lucky follower!

So if you want to get your hands on this gorgeous candle and its hidden jewel surprise then all you have to do is:

1: Answer this question in the comments or via twitter: 

IF YOU COULD INVENT THE MOST PERFECT CANDLE, WHAT SCENT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

2: Make sure your subscribed to my social media:

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3: Check out and follow the AMAZING My Jolie Team!

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The Giveaway will close May 31st 2016 and I will choose ONE lucky winner.

Good Luck!

Enjoy your day, Speak to you soon,

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*This was a sponsored post, all products provided kindly by  My Jolie Candle. All opinions are personal and entirely my own.

Where have I been? + Exciting News!!

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So you may of been wondering where I have been?

It’s been too long..

Well…

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I’m ENGAGED!

I recently went on holiday with my boyfriend (now fiancé) to Rhodes and it was totally unforgettable.

We had a beautiful sea view room with a balcony and terrace and we had just got back from dinner to find a bottle of champagne and fruit in the room – I was so surprised.

He took me to the balcony to have a drink and whilst my back was turned, he held my hand and got down on one knee with the ring! I was in complete shock, I couldn’t stop crying!

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And ofcourse I said yes….

As you can probably imagine, I have been so busy catching up with work and family, I haven’t had much time to blog and vlog!

I am now back on track with everything so I will definitely be blogging a bit more regularly.

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How to get bigger looking LIPS (the easy way)

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Have you ever wanted a fuller looking lip without going to extreme measures?

Me too!

That’s why I have found a fool proof way of getting that beautiful fuller pout – the EASY way.

So if you want to see how I get the KYLIE JENNER style lip, then just look no further…

Lets get started…

So I always start off with lining my lips, today I used a dark nude liner from my ultimate favourite store, Kiko Milano, then applied a lighter nude cream lip shade over the top.

 

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The colour is super pretty and delicate. By lining the lips with a darker shade it adds a lot more depth and definition to the lip whilst the lighter shade brings the lips forward giving that 3d fuller effect.

The final step is investing in a good 3d lip plumping gloss. Mine is again from Kiko Milano and is absolutely unbelievable. I got matching nude/beige shade and the colour combination is beautiful.

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When you apply the gloss, it does have a tingly feeling but the consistency is not sticky or heavy at all. Its very hydrating and gives the most incredible shine. After about 10 minutes of wear I really did feel like my lips were slightly more ‘plump‘! The shine creates a highlight that brings the lips forward creating the bigger lip look as I mentioned earlier.

Its super easy to create and more importantly super affordable. Below are all the links to the products used:

Lip Liner – £2.50

Cream Lipstick – £2.30

Lip Gloss – £6.90

That is it guys.

Have you guys got your own way of getting a fuller lip? 

Let me know in the comments below!

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March PRIMARK Haul + Kiko Milano

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Primark Haul

I went to Primark. Yes I did!

The key is to go early in the morning when its less busy which means more relaxed and quieter shopping time! I also popped in to Kiko Milano, one of my favourite beauty stores, and bagged a few bargains.

Ive filmed a Try On haul and it gives a better insight on to ALL of my lovely purchases so check it out below!

 

As usual, here are some quick snaps of what I bought. Check out the fairy lights in each of the pictures, they are so pretty! The fairylights are on a dainty copper chain and look gorgeous around my bed…. and they were only £4!

 

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Bikini Top: £4

Bikini Bottoms: £3

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3/4 Length Sleeve Shirt:

£5

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Statement Jersey Hoody:

£12

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White Lace Cut Out Trainers:

£8

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Over The Shoulder Bag:

£3

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Pom Pom Keychain:

£2

Cotton Pads: £0.50

Hair Brush: £1.50

 

Kiko Milano Products:

3D Lip plumping gloss

Light reflecting concealer

Lip smoothing cream pencil

Lip pencil

Eyebrow Tattoo Pen

Nail Varnish

For more information and swatches for all of these beautiful things, just watch my NEW video HERE!

Check out my Last Primark Haul  Here!

I never get bored of shopping in Primark, they constantly have new products and such great ranges of fashion and homeware.. and the prices are incredible!

Have you guys done a Primark haul lately? What have you bought/been loving?

Let me know in the comments below!

 

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Beauty Wishlist for Spring 2016

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As most of you know, Spring is upon us and I have been on the hunt for some beauty essentials.

I have created a wishlist of some of the items that I am CRAVING right now. I’ve seen so many wishlists that you guys have created and thought I would join the club and show you what I need would love!

Lets get Started…

Benefit Hoola Zero Tanlines

So this little beauty is brand new and looks heavenly. I have used Hoola bronzer for years now and I have been waiting for Benefit to bring out a self tan. It comes with a little body sponge which you blend in the product in to your skin, so that means no more orange hands! It comes at a price of £19.50, so quite pricey for a tan but Hey! Its Benefit and I bet its INCREDIBLE!

CLICK HERE FOR THE PRODUCT

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Miracle Concealer

I love Rosie Huntington Whiteley. She is such a role model, not to mention absolutely flawless and a natural beauty. Her range of makeup is stunning and the range is amazing. This concealer is lightweight and leaves the skin with a luminous glow. Ideal for Spring/Summer, and also covering up those blemishes seamlessly! It’s £14 and comes in two shades, I always go for a lighter shade because im so pale!

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley by Marks and Spencers

Liquid Eyeliner

Oh my.

Another Rosie product of course. I have always wanted an eyeliner like this. It has a super fine felt tip and it says its smudge proof…. SMUDGE PROOF! Did you hear that?!! Im a big liquid eyeliner fan and this type is my fave, I find it alot easier to use when its in a pen form. Its a reasonable £14, so I definitely plan to get this ASAP.

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley by Marks and Spencers

Lipstick

Rose Gold. Rose Gold. Rose Gold. Rose Gold.

Heaven! Anything Rose Gold and I fall in love. Rosie’s range of lipsticks just make me smile so much. They come in so many different shades but the one that stood out for me was this delicate shade called CAMISOLE BLUSH. Its so pretty and girly and I need it in my life. Again, the price for this is £14 so not bad!

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H&M Beauty Powder Blush

If you haven’t checked out the new H&M beauty section, then you need to. I walked in the new H&M in Cardiff and was in awe at the professional looking range. It all looks so high end, but what caught my eye was the blushes. This shade is called GOLDEN PEACH and looks such a warm and rosy colour, perfect for even without bronzer. Its only £6.99 and I know I will be getting this the next time im shopping!

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Charlotte Tilbury Highligter

I have never owned any Charlotte Tilbury makeup, but I think I need to. Highlighters are my favourite makeup product. They can change and define the face shape so much whilst adding such dimension and healthy glow. The packaging on this looks divine, and just imagine a gold highlighter for summer. You’d be shining like a diamond. It is rather pricey at £32 but I have never seen anything so perfect.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PRODUCT

And that is it.

I really want to stick with this wishlist, no matter how long it takes! So look out for the review posts on all of these products when I purchase them!

Have you guys got a wishlist at the moment? I would love to see them so send me your links!

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My Soap and Glory Favourites

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I dont know about you lovelies, but I love Soap and Glory.

Their products are such good quality and the range is fantastic. I love a good pamper session and Sunday night is a great excuse to feel polished and relaxed before the week ahead.

I wanted to show you guys a couple of my favourite products that I really recommend.

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The Righteous Butter – £10

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Oh this is pure bliss. This body butter is so thick and creamy and just soaks into the skin effortlessly. My skin is left feeling so soft and smooth and smelling gorgeous with the Soap and Glory original scent. Its got shea butter and aloe vera so it is PERFECT for dry skin like mine.

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Hand Food – £2.50

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I keep this in my bag all day everyday. Its great when i’m in work and my hands feel dry and tired. It is super hydrating with shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow… yes marshmallow! It has a beautiful fragrance, very delicate like roses. They have a larger size too, but this is ideal for on the go.

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Heel Genius – £5.50

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After a long day in work, I love nothing more than to have a hot bath and use this little delight on my tired feet. I have never used a foot cream that is so thick and nourishing. It has menthol in the formula to help awaken and give my feet a great tingly fresh feeling. As for the softness, oh my… put it this way, my feet have never felt so good.

Have you guys tried any of these? I would love to know what you think and any recommendations!

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