Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Baby Love

Sunday, 22 November 2015


Hi readers! After yet another long break I'm finally back with a review of my absolute favourite and most beauuuutiful blush ever. I won't bore you with excuses for my absence (new job and life just getting in the way), instead I shall just get straight to singing this product's praises!

Firstly, the packaging - it's so pretty! It reminds me of them little polly pocket houses I used to have as a kid which is kind of sweet. The plastic casing is sturdy and slim making it ultra handbag friendly (though it's a long wear product so you don't really need to worry about top ups), and when you flip open the top you're greeted by these beaut little bunnies. Almost too pretty to use!

The shade 'baby love' is soft, warm and rosy - perfect for adding a hint of colour to the apple of your cheeks without being too obvious or "blushy". I'm definitely more of a bronzer girl at heart and have previously steered clear of the whole pink blush thing as I didn't want to look like a doll, but this shade is so perfect for warming up the complexion in a really subtle way. I still use my bronzer for contouring and everything as well but just pop a little of this over the top. The end product is something a bit like this!

Aside from being the perfect shade and having dreamy packaging, this product also wins when it comes to wear time as it stays on as long as I keep my face on for and I feel zero need to top up or reapply. The texture of this powder blush is super soft and light so it sweeps across the skin really easily leaving the perfect amount of colour behind. You can build up coverage if you want more of an obvious or opaque kind of look, but the gentle rosy tint that you get straight away works really well for me.

As you've probably gathered by now I am a huge fan of this Too Faced blush and would recommend it to anyone - especially if you used to shy away from blushes like I did! I've also totally fallen in love with Too Faced as a brand and would love to try some more of their stuff. If anyone has any recommendations please leave them below! Just a word of warning - this is quite pricey at £25 a pop, but if you can afford to treat yourself it's definitely worth it.

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Lookfantastic 1st Birthday Beauty Box

Monday, 19 October 2015

To celebrate their first birthday, LookFantastic put together a special Birthday edition Beauty Box* to spoil all of us beauty junkies with an array of fantastic products. As someone who was lucky enough to receive one of these boxes, I couldn't wait to dive straight in and get my hands on all the wonderful goodies to pamper myself and try out some new brands. Now I've had a while to use the different products I'm excited to share my thoughts with you and rave about a couple of the things I've fallen in love with!

bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
This travel size 2-in-1 face wash is such a dream to use! The gel is perfect for cleansing the skin and removing remnants of makeup in the evening, as well as freshening up the complexion with its soft exfoliator beads. The light scent almost reminds me of bubblegum so I really look forward to using it and it leaves my skin feeling balanced, soothed and refreshed - a great all rounder!

Professional Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo and Conditioner
This Penetraitt shampoo and conditioner set is absolutely perfect for hair like mine that's a bit on the dry and damaged side. If endless blow drying, straightening and occasional colouring has left your hair a little dead as well then these products will definitely be of benefit to you! My mane feels lovely and silky soft after use as well as smelling wonderful too. And of course, both the shampoo and conditioner are suitable for chemically treated and coloured hair.

Phyto Phytokeratine Exceptional Cream
This is my favourite product out of the whole box - it's literally like waving a magic wand over my hair! It completely transforms it, taking away all the frizz and leaving it feeling a million times healthier, kind of like how it feels when you've just had it cut. I use a couple of pumps on my wet hair before I blow dry it and then a little to smooth away the flyaways and ends after I've straightened or used the tongs on it. Couldn't recommend this product enough!

Caudalie Vinosource
This Caudalie moisturising duo is so perfect for using on freshly cleansed skin! You use the serum first followed by the sorbet to leave the skin deeply moisturised as well as soothed. The products work differently from regular moisturisers by restoring the water reserves of the skin to leave it extra hydrated and super comfortable, so you don't get that tight dry feeling you sometimes get when products aren't concentrated enough. I absolutely loooove using these because they smell so light and fresh and they absorb without leaving a greasy film.

Codage Scrubbing Cream
I absolutely adore this exfoliator! Hands down one of the best I've ever used. Firstly the smell is so gentle and sweet so I love it just for that reason but more importantly it leaves my skin feeling incredibly renewed (without being rough or overly-abrasive in the slightest). It's really simple to use, you just squeeze out a little bit and work it into your dry skin before adding a tad of water and rinsing it off. The product is made from organic rice particles, making it perfect for sensitive skin too!

Tankworx Tan Maintainer
The final item in the 1st birthday beauty box is Tanworx tan maintainer. This moisturiser contains carrot, hyaluronic acid, coconut oil and seaweed to help prolong the life of a summer tan long after summer is over! I haven't got round to using this yet (just because I don't actually have a tan to maintain!) but I'm going to save it for whenever I next go away!

So that's the contents of the 1st birthday edition Lookfantastic beauty box! I totally fell in love with all of these high quality products and can't wait to see what goodies are in the next box of treats! What do you think of this range of products? Do they sound like the kind of things you enjoy using? Let me know in the comments! Oh and if you want to treat yourself to the latest box visit to get one ordered straight to your door!

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Paris // 2

Friday, 28 August 2015

Hi lovely readers! I'm back with the second instalment of my Paris posts and if I remember correctly I had just left off after enjoying a delicious lunch in Montmartre. After our meal we headed off to the metro once again to make our way to the Arc de Triomphe.

It's so beautiful from a distance but even more impressive when you go right up to it and see all the detail. The view back out over the Champs-Élysées is pretty impressive too!

We hung around in this area for quite a while, enjoying the lovely weather and making a quick visit to Sephora before travelling to our next destination - the Louvre.

 I absolutely love the Louvre, it's like magic to me! I just think it's so cool how all these classic pieces of art that you see in films are in there like the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo and you can actually just go right up to the real thing! Maybe that's just me being a nerd but honestly the whole place is so beautiful. This room was my favourite...
So stunning! I could just stay in there for hours staring at all the art work it was incredible. After we'd had enough of being cultured we went back to the hotel, freshened up (after lying on our beds for like an hour) then went back out for a spot of food and wine.
It was so lovely to chat over a relaxed meal and have a few drinks to celebrate all of us graduating and turning 21 this year, though we didn't stay out too late because we had to be up early again the next day for DISNEYLAAAAAND.
Another 6am start to make sure we didn't miss the 8 o'clock bus, but the excitement was enough to keep us going!
From start to finish the whole day was so much fun and we laughed the entire time, I actually couldn't have wished for a more perfect day! All the rides were so great and the queues weren't even that long. I'm a huge fan of rollercoasters so space mountain was a definite favourite of mine but the buzz lightyear laser blast had to be a close second - it definitely brought out my competitive side.
We were absolutely pooped when got back to the centre of Paris, not helped by the fact we couldn't find the Disneyland exit, nearly missed our bus and spent the last half an hour running round like headless chickens. When we did get back we stumbled into the first food place we could find, which luckily for us turned out to be a super nice handmade burger bar. We spent the evening munching on hand cooked chips dipped in guacamole - a perfect way to spend our last night in Paris.
We had to squeeze a lot in on our last day before our flight - another early start - but it was so worth it for these views!
We couldn't miss the opportunity to visit the Eiffel Tower before we left! It was such a beautiful morning for it as well so we were so glad we made the effort to get down there early.
Unfortunately that's the last of my Paris pictures as we had to catch our flight home after that and return to reality, but I made some incredible memories with some incredible friends and had a magical time while I was there. I hope you've enjoyed the last two posts and thanks for reading!
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Paris // 1

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

As some of you might know if you follow my instagram I recently got back from the most amazing trip to Paris! I went with my two best friends so obviously we had an absolute blast and took loads of pictures while we were there. I'm so excited to share our trip with you and fill you in on everything we did, but just so I get to ramble on a bit more than usual I decided to split it up into two posts!

We arrived at the airport bright and early and tucked into some tasty breakfast before excitedly hopping onto our flight. The flight only lasted an hour so we landed almost straight away and then travelled through Paris to our hotel. After checking in and freshening up we got on the metro and made our way to Notre Dame.
After visiting Notre Dame and strolling round the area we got the metro back to our hotel and found somewhere to eat before getting an early night in anticipation for our 6am alarms!
Following our early morning selfie we made our way out of the hotel to find a cute Parisian breakfast spot and ended up in this lovely café.

Waffles, crepes and fruit smoothies were on the menu, although I think more time was spent photographing the food than actually eating it! It did look very pretty though. After we'd finished - and taken a few more selfies obviously - it was time to make our way back to the metro.

Next stop - Montmartre! The home of the stunning Sacré-Cœur. This is absolutely one of my favourite areas and is seriously beautiful. It's filled with cute shops, cafes, talented portrait artists and amazing views.
Now for the long trek up...
You aren't allowed to take pictures inside the Sacré-Cœur but I can tell you now it's absolutely stunning. We sat inside for a while and it was so peaceful just being in there, I would definitely recommend going inside if you ever visit the area.
After the Sacré-Cœur we went for another wander and then found ourselves some food. Pasta for me and steak for my girls!
Then after our lovely meal we hopped back onto the metro to play tourists somewhere else... which I'll tell you all about in my next post!
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