27 December 2013

Review | Dior Creme de Rose





At £20 this lip balm is definitely over-priced, but then what do you expect from Dior?

My lips have been super dry lately from the horrible weather so I thought I'd splash out. Firstly the packaging, this actually doesn't appeal to me that much. I have the Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm which is £10 and I think the glass pot which that comes in looks so much more luxurious than this does.

But onto the product - this is not as thick as the Nuxe one which makes it more daytime appropriate. I like to apply this one throughout the day and just use the Nuxe one in the evening. Although it looks quite pink in the pot there isn't much colour pay off which I don't mind as I wasn't expecting there to be as I bought it for the moisturising aspect. My lips have got much better since starting to use this so for me, it's been worth it. However I think that the Nuxe Reve de Miel is half the price and works just as well so I'm not sure I would re-purchase this.

Would you buy this or is £20 just too expensive for a lip balm?

Tori

ps; the Nuxe lip balm is currently on offer for £7.60 on FeelUnique!

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26 December 2013

Merry Christmas!






Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all had a great day wherever you were :) 

This post is just to share a few snapshots of my day. I split my time between seeing my mum and brothers and then I went to see my dad. This was the first time in ages that I'd seen my dad on Christmas Day as he lives down south so it's ages to travel but he was staying with family this year which was really good. I ate far too much food and definitely drank too much wine, the tequila even came out at one point!!

I got a few home bits for Christmas which you can see in the bottom picture, I got the rug, beanbag and red cushion. I think my flat is finally starting to feel much more homely. I also picked up a new duvet cover in the Urban Outfitters sale so hopefully it will all start to come together.

I went a bit wild in the sales particularly ASOS and Urban Outfitters, surprisingly I didn't buy any beauty bits, it was mainly clothes and homeware! 

Did you brave the Boxing Day sales or do it from the comfort of the sofa like me?

Tori
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22 December 2013

Sunday Post | Where have I been?


It's been a while guys...

I've not really got any good excuse as to why I've neglected my blog so much. I don't really think I need an excuse either, sometimes life takes over. I go to work when it's dark and quite often arrive home when it's dark. So photo taking opportunities are few and far between. I know I should take photos on my days off but this time of year means my weekends are really busy catching up with friends and family. I hope in the New Year I can get myself more organised, but for now I'm afraid posts will probably be sparse.

I'm finally feeling really festive, I finished wrapping all my presents and they are all under my little Christmas tree. I can't believe it's Christmas Day so soon, it's really crept up on me this year. I'm working on Christmas Eve which is a bit rubbish but hopefully I should finish at 4, then I'll be driving home to my mum's house :)

Are you feeling festive yet? 

Tori

ps, even though I haven't been blogging very much I have become obsessed with Tumblr, follow me here http://aztecmess.tumblr.com

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10 December 2013

Christmas Themed Favourites



I completely missed the time frame for a November favourites post to be acceptable so I've re-named it 'Christmas Themed Favourites' .... that's acceptable, right? 

Usually I stick with burgundy shades for my nails in A/W but this year I've been favouring glitters. My favourites are from Topshop and Bourjois. This photo does not show the full beauty of either of these polishes. I got so many compliments when wearing the Topshop colour, depending on the light it is either blue or purple glitter with an almost metallic sheen. The Bourjois option is a darker option with gold glitter. Both of these are perfect for the Christmas party season.

Keeping with the glitter theme is this gold glittery eyeliner from Collection. I love wearing this patted on top of eyeshadows rather than as an actual eyeliner, it adds just enough sparkle to an evening smokey eye. Another eye product I've been loving is the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate. I didn't get on too well with the colour On and On Bronze but I've found if I use a good primer under both then they don't crease. I love the colour of Metallic Pomegranate and it is so quick to apply all over the lid to make it look like you've really made an effort! 

Last product I've been loving is the Bobbi Brown blusher in Apricot - I usually stick to more peachy hues but I've really been enjoying using this. It is very pigmented so less is definitely more!

What have you been loving lately? Are you as obsessed with glitter as me??

Tori

ps, how cute is my mini Christmas tree :')



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9 December 2013

Another Weekend in London




Dress & Jacket - Topshop
Belt - H&M
Tom's Tux - ASOS

This weekend I headed down to London again for my boyfriends work Christmas party. It was a black-tie event which meant I was able to wear a full length dress which made me very excited. The party was in Central London and the location was beautiful. There was an amazing 3 course meal, I wish I'd taken photos but I devoured it too quickly! Free drinks all night led to an almighty hangover, but I had the best night! 

Every time I go to London I love it even more, one day I'll live there - fingers crossed.
Hope you all had a great weekend!

Tori
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