Blog Sale Bargains #10 | Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer - Chantilly

Friday, 28 November 2014

This is defiantly my favourite blog sale bargain! I have read a million & one reviews about the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer but as much as I wanted to try it out, I couldn't justify the price tag. I spotted the shade Chantilly on a blog sale for around £9 or £10 & I had to snap it up right there & then.

The concealer comes in a lipgloss style tube with a twist off matte black lid. It has a long wand & a doe foot applicator.

I have the shade Chantilly which is the lightest shade available, it has a slight yellow undertone.

The concealer has a thick but super creamy consistency, it covers everything from blemishes to crazy dark circles with little product & minimal blending needed. One of my favourite things about this concealer is that it is incredibly moisturising, so it doesn't cling to dry patches no matter how dry my skin is. It effortlessly glides over the skin, concealing everything that needs to be covered while giving the skin a very natural, radiant & flawless finish that lasts all day long with no creasing what so ever.

All in all, I adore this concealer even though it is a little pricey. It may become my one 'naughty' purchase as it is an amazing product. It conceals & brightens my skin perfectly without creasing or feeling heavy at all. It's great for people with dry skin & the shade range is fantastic. 

Are you a fan of Nars? What is your favourite brightening concealer?

Wishlist #31 - Happy Birthday To Me

Saturday, 22 November 2014

I'm not sick anymore! *Happy Dance* It was a horrible experience, it's usually pretty bad but has never lasted for nearly two whole weeks before D: I have not so recently started volunteering at a local charity shop which I'm really enjoying & with a bunch of other things going on at the moment, I'm not sure when I will be able to blog properly again but as it's my 21st birthday on Tuesday, I thought I'd share the few things that I would like to receive. I never really want much for my birthday, I'm always much more excited for Christmas. I always prefer to get the box set instead of watching the series on tv as I just can't watch one episode at a time. Both The Vampire Diaries & Grimm have been on my wishlist for a while & asked for them a little while before my birthday. I have gotten back into reading & have heard amazing things about Gone Girl, I usually get a bit of money so I'll probably pick up that aswell as the lovely striped notebook & scrabble mug. Can never have enough. I've seen the Tetris Lamp in a few of Emma Blackery's videos & I really love how it looks, so it would be a cool addition to my room.

So...I'm poorly.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

There wasn't going to be a post today as I'm quite poorly & it doesn't seem to be going anywhere which isn't the best thing as I have a million things that need to be done. It's always the same isn't it? I was thinking about all the things that I could do to make myself feel better & I decided it would be an interesting blog post.
  • Put on your favourite pjs, get cosy on the sofa & watch your favourite tv series/film.
  • Have lots of hot drinks. I am currently living off hot honey & lemon juice.
  • Take a nap. [ I like to sleep lots! ]
  • Have a lovely hot shower or bath & give yourself a little pamper.
  • Enjoy some homemade stew! It never fails to make me feel better.
  • Snuggle up! I love nothing more than having a cuddle when I'm sick. It's really comforting.
  • Plan some blog posts or if you feel up to it, take some photographs.
  • Make a playlist of all your favourite songs & sing/dance your heart out.

I very rarely get sick but when the colder months come around, I get one hell of..well a bit of everything. From the flu, migraines, sickness & lots of other things to ruin your day/week..It's a nightmare. I'm the type of person that will be miserable pretty much 99% of the time that I'm sick so, I always like to take time to pamper myself [if I have the energy] & keep warm as it makes me feel a lot better & less grumpy. 

It's crazy how long it's taken me to write such a little post. Hopefully I will get better soon to write some posts for next week but if not, see you soon (:

What are your favourite things to do when you're poorly?

What I've Bought #21

Thursday, 6 November 2014

As Christmas is around the corner, I have been trying to limit how much money I spend on myself. I like to get all my Christmas shopping out of the way as soon as possible. I only have a few things left to get, so I decided to treat myself to a few things that I have had my eye on for a while.

I have spotted this eyeshadow palette on a ton of blogs lately & instantly fell in love. There are 32 eyeshadows that range from matte skintone shades to shimmery burgundys. There is all the shades you could possibly need to create both day & night looks no matter the season. I am yet to try any of the eyeshadows but I have swatched a few & they are incredibly soft, pigmented & utterly gorgeous.

This is another product that has been on my wishlist for a long time. I recently saw it being featured on a few blogs & I knew it was time to pick it up. I'm yet to use it but it has been swatched, it is a pale pink shade with subtle shimmer. Even though this is described as a blush, for my skintone it works better as a highlight. I'm really excited to use this as I have been after a new highlighter for a while.
I'm blaming my boyfriends mum for this purchase! A little while ago she bought a few from the range, I gave them all a good sniff & fell in love with the scent of this one. I was originally going to wait until my Candy Floss one ran out but as I was in Asda anyway, I couldn't resist. For £1 each, the Dolly's Mixtures shower gels are incredibly scented, lather nicely & linger on the skin for ages.  

I find that all the nail art I want to do would look better with a white background. I decided to pick up this one from Mua as I have been so impressed with the other shades I have picked up. The formula is amazing - two coats & you are left with even, streak free nails that stay chip free for a long time. I also find that I actually manage to use up the polish & the bottle is quite small.

Have you picked up any goodies lately?


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Autumn is my favourite time of year, I love everything about it! I thought I'd share a few of the things that I'm currently loving/looking forward to.

  • Autumn Leaves
  • Gingerbread Latte
  • Fluffy Socks
  • Candles & Wax Tarts
  • Dark Lips & Nails
  • Scarves, Hats & Gloves
  • Onesie Time!
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Checked Print
  • Homemade Beef Stew
  • Rainy Days Under The Duvet
  • Christmas Is Coming!
  • Warm Coats & Ankle Boots
  • Dark Chilly Nights
  • Soup & Crusty Bread
  • Hot Chocolate
What do you love about Autumn?


Loving Lately #6

Saturday, 1 November 2014

I've noticed that I have been reaching for a few products more often than anything else lately. I'm always changing up my products, I don't stick to the same thing for to long but with these products I haven't even thought about reaching for something else.

Tresemme Heat Defence Styling Spray
Since I cut my hair I've noticed that it needs to be styled more. I don't like to use a lot of heat on my hair but when I do, I have been loving this. It guards against heat styling tools up to 230 degrees celcius, doesn't leave any residue & dries pretty quickly. After I have styled my hair, it looks super shiny & stays frizz free. I have also noticed that the ends of my hair don't feel as dry after using heat. 

Dolly's Mixtures Candy Floss Shower Gel
 Oh My Goodness! This is the best smelling shower gel I have ever smelt...ever! It smells exactly like someone has just whipped up some glorious candy floss. The quality is amazing, it lathers up really well with only a small amount needed & the best part's only £1. They have a ton of other delicious scents available...I want them all.

Nip+Fab Cherry Tarte Body Butter
 As much as I love the colder months, it doesn't half make my skin dry. I decided to whip out this from the back of my cupboard & I'm so glad I did. It has a really thick & creamy consistency but sinks in quickly, making it the perfect bedtime body butter. It leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft & has banished the horrible dry skin feeling. It also smells amazing, it is quite strong but being a lot more subtle when applied.

What have you been loving lately?

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