19 June 2014

Beauty Steal | Ciaté Freebies in Marie Claire

Above knuckle rings from Shop Dixi and heart ring was a gift

I love a good magazine freebie and this one is the best I've seen in ages! Two gorgeous little Ciaté polishes. The corally red is a lovely summer colour and the beads make for a lovely accent nail! The beads are quite messy and I am definitely still finding them all over my carpet a week later...time for a hoover I think. But I really like the effect they give. The lasting power isn't great with them so I would recommend them for a special occasion or night out. They aren't going to last as your weekly manicure.

Head to your nearest supermarket to see if they are still selling Marie Claire, it's a good magazine too so you're not just buying it for the sake of the free things!

I'm waiting for the England game to start and I'm so nervous. I love football and so I get very excited that there are 3 games of football to watch everyday at the moment! 

Hope you're having a good week


8 June 2014

Life Lately | Fishtail braids & Harry Styles

A few instagram photos of the past two weeks. Today I finally figured out how to do a fishtail braid! I always thought my hair would be too short but I actually really like it. I have also got better at cooking for myself, that delicious looking meal is chicken stuffed with goats cheese and chorizo with sweet potato chips. YUM.

But probably the most exciting two things that have happened : I went to see McBusted!! AND I went to the One Direction charity football match. My inner fan girl was going wild. 

I have loved McFly for years and years so when my friend had an extra ticket for their Birmingham show, I was so excited. The show was absolutely amazing and I love that the two bands have decided to join. It was so funny cause usually at boy band concerts everyone is about 15 but it was all their original fans who are now in their twenties or older!

The One Direction charity football match was an over-whelming experience. I do love 1D but I was so shocked at the dedication of these fans. The screaming was insane and they all had snazzy cameras and were filming everything. My mum had bought me the tickets and somehow got them 3 rows from the front so when the boys came round at the end of the game I was super close. I have to admit, I did get a bit excited at seeing Harry Styles that close to me!!

Hoep you've had a great weekend!


7 June 2014

London Beauty Haul

Living in Leicester means that good shops are scarce, especially beauty shops. So when I go to London I take full advantage of the amazing shops! Last time I was there I had a little spending spree in Libertys and Illamasqua.

I have been loving pink lips lately, MAC Impassioned is my favourite bright but I wanted some a little more daytime appropriate. I haven't tried a Bobbi Brown lipstick before but I'd heard great things so I headed straight there. There was so much choice but Bikini Pink really caught my eye, and after trying it a few times I love it!

Illamasqua's Complement palette is the first thing I've ever bought from Illamasqua. I have heard so much about the brand but nowhere near me sells it and I like to see products in person before buying. I saw their store on a bit of a whim but I am so glad I did. The sales assistants in there were so friendly and helpful. I felt so overwhelmed by all the gorgeous colours! I eventually settled on quite a neutral palette, but what I love is that there is one cream shadow which sets it apart from other eyeshadow palettes. I haven't tried this yet but I will let you know how I get on!

Final purchases were both from Bumble & Bumble. The hair(un)dressing creme is a re-purchase for me, I absolutely love it and use it most times I wash my hair. I let my hair dry naturally and this products keeps frizz at bay and gives my natural curls some shape and texture. While I was buying this I saw the City Swept spray and the description really appealed to me, 'lived in look with separation and sheen'. Pretty much exactly what I look for in hair products. I thought this might be similar to dry shampoos or texturising sprays but it is actually a lot wetter in consistency. Some people seem to not like this but I really love it! It gives a lot more hold than your average texturising spray. But the downside it is quite expensive.

Do you love London's beauty offerings as much as I do? Which other beauty stores do I need to visit next time I'm in London?


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