Thursday, 28 August 2014

My top 3 celebrity perfumes

Hello glitter bugs! please excuse my disappearance, i have just returned from a wonderful family holiday 
Sun, sea, beaches but no wifi...
But today i want to reward your patience with a little blog post about 
My favorite celeb perfumes,
So many people have complimented me on when i am sporting these jems
so its only fair to share with you all.



Fantasy | By Britney spears

I have owned this perfume longer than the others but my love for it still grows,
To me from the bottle it smells like cupcakes, a very warm sweet scent
But when i spray it on, a deep musky smell develops
In the best way possible, you know that musky smell thats in guys perfume
Which us girls love!
Its like that but still girly and sweet. 


Fame | by Lady Gaga

This is a very mature smell, 
It has that dark musky smell but still sweet in its own way
Its smells fruity but its not overly powerful
I love this bottle out of them all
And no its not the bottle thats black its the perfume itself 
But becomes clear when airborne!




Wonderstruck | by Taylor Swift


This perfume is fruity and sweet but has this warmth to it
Similar to the fantasy perfume, its a pretty mature scent but still girly
Not going to lie this being made my Taylor Swift makes me biased
But it is one of my faves.


I hope you girls enjoyed and have a wonderful rest of your week


Thursday, 5 June 2014

My may Birchbox

Hey everyone so today i got a Birchbox in the mail so i thought i would share with you what i got.
 So if you are unfamiliar with what a birchbox is or just a monthly subscribtion let me enlighten you:)
All it is is you pay in this case pay £10 a month for a box full of samples, some times full size items which cost more that £10 so it works out in your favour!
You get to discover new products and try new things and i have found some long term loves from birchbox so for me it is worth the money. 





1.Solgne nail lacquer  2. Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser 3. Benefit They're real mascara 4. Beauty protector Shampoo
and conditioner 5. Aromatherapy associates bath and shower oil   




 I hope you enjoyed and check Birchbox

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Summer Bucketlist: Let's Talk Beauty

Summer is shining upon us! and although in England summer lasts about 2 weeks I am determent make the most of it, and my good friend Raquel loves to make the most of it too!
so we are doing a little collaboration where I supply my summer bucket list of all things beauty!
and she brings you her bucket list of wonderful summer fashion!
for all of you guys so please go and check out the other half of this post!
Omnivogues

Water bottle fruit infuser

I have been obsessed with these fruit infusers!
not only dose it taste amazing but it encourages you
to drink more water on those hot summer days!
There are so many things you could do with it!
Lemon, mint, cucumber, any fruit you can
think of can make a healthier option
rather than some other surgery drinks     


                    Evian facial mist 

This is a light weight facial mist, it has vitamins and lots of good things for your skin! and its perfect for refreshing your face before
or after you apply your makeup or even just through out

Fat girl six pack

this definitely something interesting 
It is supposed to tone your tummy!
i am very curios to see if this works or not
let me know if you have tried it! 
the day!




H&M makeup key ring

I think this is perfect for sleepovers, after swimming, 
touch-ups during the day! all it need is a concealer! 
.

Sephora summer stash

This is such a great little kit from sephora so many
goodies to try! and all of them perfectly picked out 
to be the perfect summer makeup bag

     


NYX waterproof concealer

This sounds perfect for the beach! not having to
 worry about your makeup coming off!

Sally Hansen zero bumps spray

shaving bumps are so irritating! so when i
saw this i thought it was perfect,
im so glad i found a way to get rid of them
  

Naked 3 pallet

I am a huge fan of the number one pallet! but not so much for the second,
but i think now the third could be my new favorite
i just love the rose gold tone to all the shadows!  



Go and check out the second part of this post 
full of all the fashion!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

How to shop for perfume


Try not to over spray

Your sense of smell can become numb if you over do your nose with too many scents.
By Having a sniff of coffee can “refresh your nose” in the same way a mint can clear your mouth after a meal.

Take your time 

If you’re wanting to try a perfume you have been recommended from someone else 
spray it on your wrist and spend some time with it to see how it reacts with your skins natural oils as this can change the scent, This is why the same perfumes can smell different on someone else.

Switch it up

You might be looking for a signature scent which captures your personality, but wearing the same thing day in day out and you’ll soon get tired of it. Instead, try and build up a “perfume wardrobe”, with different scents to suit different occasions and seasons.

Scent cards

instead of spraying a few scents all the way up your arm try using the tester cards that are provided, you can mark them so you know what perfume it is and not be mixing the scents together, and the perfume will last more longer on a card if your want to get some one else's opinion  

Found the one? Make it last

You can also help your perfume to go the distance by applying some petroleum jelly to your skin, and then applying your scent on top of that. The perfume droplets will cling to the petroleum jelly - rather than sinking into your pores - which can reduce or eliminate the need to reapply fragrance later in the day.

Pulse points

The "pulse points" are locations on the body where the blood vessels are closest to the skin. These spots emanate heat, which can help fragrance to emanate from your skin into the air. (It's the same principle used by essential oil diffusers). Apply your perfume to these points - namely, the inner wrists, the base of the throat, behind ear lobes, in the cleavage, behind knees, and the inner elbows. As you wear your perfume throughout the day, it will react with your body heat and continue to emit scent

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Revlon colour stay 24hr foundation review




Hello glitter bugs today is going to be a little extension to my April favourites, I had heard so many good things about this foundation before trying it but the thing that really puts this foundation on top is its
amazing staying power which it climes to be 24hrs!
I don't know why you would need to it to last 24hrs, but not only dose it last me all day but in one day
I had taken a nap, worked out, and been in the rain and
I'm not going to lie it wasn't perfect but it was pretty amazing how it held up like no other foundation I have tried.

but for avarage day it will last me from when I apply it until when I take it off which could be anything from 10/13 hours with no touch ups, and it looking the exact same and very fresh
as far as the claim of it lasting 24hrs I don't think I will ever know if that's true because I would never leave my foundation on for 24 hrs

The finish of this foundation I would say is semi matt
and the constancy is pretty thick on the back of my hand and a little bit of it goes a long way, but when I blend it into the skin with my real techniques buffing brush it dose feel surprisingly light and I cant feel it on my skin 

although its lightweight on the skin its not a light coverage but as with any foundation if you applied it sparingly you could get it looking natural but the foundation is a very good medium to high coverage which I love but never the less it dose look flawless and not cakey,
and I have been using this foundation over my beloved mac studio sculpt

After the first time I left the foundation on for maybe 15 to 16 hours
I did feel my skin being a little dryer, I have normal but very sensitive skin
and because it lasts so long it really dry's up and locks on to your skin
But I accidently picked up the oily/combination formula when I think the
dry skin formulation would be better for me,
as its less thick and more moisturising.
so pay attention to that if your thinking about purchasing  
  

Pros and cons

Pros

.20 shades to chose from
.Lasts a long time
.Comes in different formulas for dry skin or oily/combination skin
.durable but still light weight
.looks flawless
.doesn't oxidise
.No need to touch up during the day
.Smells great
.easy to blend

Cons

.No SPF
.No pump to dispense product 
.Hard to remove with just a makeup wipe
.Dry's fast while applying
.the foundation is thick and its a struggle to get out of the glass bottle
 


Overall I love this product and truly recommend it to all of you
I really have no complaints about it apart from the packaging
but if I can find a pump for it will be a 9/10 from me!
I hope you have a lovey day!



Monday, 12 May 2014

April favourites



As I'm in America right now I cant help but try out every thing that I cant get back home!
plus with a few too many naughty online sprees, needless to say I need to upgrade my makeup bag 
 picking the best of the best out of every thing was not as hard as
I thought because these things have really stood out to me this past month and even longer!
I also tried to put my own spin on the favourites thing we do around here it so I hope you love it! 
 

Tangle Teezer

I have been oohing and ahhing about one of these for a while now, but a hair brush is something I think you shouldn't need to spend more that £5 on, but I found this on amazon for a great deal!
It really works like it says! I can have the worst birds nest on my head and it would
1. not take long to detangle
2.its pain less even for the wost hair days
And I love the way its shaped for holding and its curved to the shape of your head to 
so best hair brush ever 10 out of 10!
 
 


2True Eye brow pencil

This is something i cant say enough good things about! I had such trouble finding something to fill in my eye brows whether it be powder or pencil it would always have a very warm tone and I really wanted something that was cool toned to match my skin and hair better
so i looked to the high end brands for the answer but
I didn't want to dish out £20 odd for it so my friend tipped me on to this,
honestly I have never taken a look at the
little 2true stand at Superdrug but I'm glad I did!
first off its £2! and its the perfect colour, not to soft or hard just what i was looking for 
so if you are having a similar issue your welcome!
 
 

Maybelline rocket mascara

I normally double up on mascara, use one for length and use another to add volume but again
a lovely friend of mine let me borrow hers one day and i had a epiphany!
I have tried a good amount of mascaras over time low end and high end but
This mascara did every thing it added volume with out being clumpy, separated well
lengthened and it stays black all day!
 
 
 

Favourite person

I make the rules around here so I'm going to say my cats!
I miss these boys so much while I'm away, so just take a minute to soak in the cute ness!
 
 
 

Favourite movie

The neighbours! I actually saw this like 2 hours ago and it was so funny!
And we cant forget Frozen! I wish Olaf was real!
 
 


Favourite memory

Me and my boyfriend when to the special Olympics at his school we even
got to join in and had a basket ball game with them!
it was a lot of fun and made me very happy!    
 



Have a wonderful week everyone!
good luck! and may the odds be ever in your favour

 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

This or that Tag!

Hello my lovely glitter bugs! so my friend Aabgeen has tagged me and our blog to do the this or that tag, which is a beauty gurus version of the 
would you rather game which I am a big fan of!
so very excited to do this one,  thank you for the tag!

Makeup

Blush Or bronzer?
Bronzer! some days I don't even use blush because I have such red cheeks already.
Lip gloss or lipstick?
Lipstick mostly, I am very picky with lip glosses
Eyeliner or mascara? 
100% mascara
Foundation or concealer?
concealer!
neutral or colour eye shadow?
neutral, but once in a blue moon I will play with colour
Pressed or loose eye shadow?
Pressed! but I do have a metallic gold pigment I love for dramatic looks
Brushes or sponges?
Brushes! but I did have a beauty blender once and loved it!
 
 

Nails

OPI or china glaze?
I think they are just as good, but I do like OPIs colours more
Long or short?
Long but mine are always short
Acrylic or natural?
I think acrylics look good but the damage your nails to much, so stick on nails work for me!
Bright's or darks 
I only ever have French on my hands, but my toes always have neon orange or pink!
 
 

Body

Perfume or body splash?
It costs more but it lasts long so perfume
Lotion or body butter?
Lotion! I like my moisturises to sink in fast and be light on the skin
Body wash or soap?
I love my dove body soap!
Lush or any other bath company?
Lush all the way!
 
 

 Fashion

Jeans or sweat pants?
I live in my jack wills sweat pants!
Long sleeve or short?
short!
Dresses or skirts?
I love my summery dresses!
Stripes or plaid?
Stripes!
Flip flops or sandals?
I hate the sound the flip flops make when you walk haha, so sandals!
Scarves or hats?
if anything hats maybe, I love my fedora hat
 Studs or dangly earrings? 
dangly earrings!
Necklaces or bracelets? 
Necklaces!
Heels or flats?
I cant wear heels for more that a hour so my converse are my best friend
Cowboy boots or riding boots?
I love cowboy boots and a dress together
  Jacket or hoodie?
hoodies don't look good on me so jacket!
Forever 21 or charlotte russe?
This is hard but I think forever 21
Abercrombie or Hollister?
Hollister! I love how colourful it is
Saks 5th or nordstorm?
Nordstrom!
 
 

Hair

Curly or straight?
I love Taylor swift curls!
Bun or ponytail?
I think a Ponytails are cuter!
Bobby pins or butterfly clips?
Bobby pins but I do love butterfly clips too!
Hair spray or gel?
Hair spray!
Long or short?
I think they both can look beautiful but I like long hair on me
Light or dark?
I love both!
Side sweep bangs or full bangs?
I have had both and love both!
Up or down?
I prefer my hair down most of the time
 

Random

Rain or shine?
I enjoy both!
Summer or winter?
SUMMER!
Fall or spring?
Fall (because its my birthday)
Chocolate or vanilla?
Chocolate!
East coast or west coast?
Ummm east I think?
 
 
Have a lovely weekend my glitter bugs
See you soon!
 

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

preparing for your special day

Whatever it may be, a prom, a wedding, my neighbors sisters friends baby shower,  any formal occasion i jump at the chance to go to! any excuse to wear a fancy dress, beautiful makeup, with the heels and the diamond earrings and your hair pined in a elegant side bun I LOVE DRESSING UP! i wish it was acceptable
to wear this every day, if only i was born in 1925 i would be so much happier
of course if i was born then i wouldn't be able to share with you all of my lovely advice
for making the most of your occasion and how to avoid the stressful moments 

prepare for the worst

Preparing for your event is so important, having your appointments booked in advance is all ways smart no matter what, but something a lot of people don't think about is having trial run before the day, 
for your hair, makeup and very importantly if your having a spray tan! 
Paying a good amount of money to have a spray tan done and you come out like a carrot!  
it would be a funny story but, on the day it would be the end of the world.
So thinking ahead definitely pays off,  
      

Say yes to the dress

having the perfect outfit is cherry on the cake but sacrificing comfort i wont settle for,
I wont wear it if i have to keep pulling it up or down and high heels that cripple you I cant see any shoe being worth it
So Ladies the floor length dress is your best friend!
not only are these super comfortable they are very flattering,
being loose around the bits you may want to hide and tight around your bust 
these are my personal Favourite dresses for events and you could be bare foot and no one would know!
but if you did want height go for wedges, they are so much comfier.

BooHoo.com Have been so kind and are giving us a exclusive sneak peak at there new prom line full of amazing outfits for all of your events the maxi dresses and the rompers are my personal favourite out of this line, they are comfy and can be dressed up beautifully and if you are looking for some accessories to complete your outfit they have you covered and it wont break the bank like some high street stores.           

 

On a budget

Picking something that you really want to spurge on whether it be the dress or you want your hair and makeup done professionally is a good place to start, because things like nails, makeup, hair, tanning, these things can all be done at home with the things you already own, so if your tempted to spend money getting all of these extras done professionally just pick the most important thing to you and try and save money in every thing else. for me I wanted to
invest in my dress, so i did my nails, hair and makeup myself.
i even made me and my boyfriends corsage and boutonniere that would of cost another $100, so that's $100 that I got to spend on my dress instead
 

 

The day before   

Today is the day for pampering! so face masks, home manicures, this is even better
with a group of friends that are going with you, just relax and get excited
Depending on what your event is get everything ready so the day can move smoothly
So lay out your outfit and set reminders for your appointments
 make a little to-do list of what you need to do
at what time so you can be ready and every thing done for when
the time of your occasion rolls around.


Prom season is among us
my prom is this Saturday!!!
I hope your special day goes smoothly and you enjoy every moment
(this post was not sponsored nor did I receive anything for writing this)

 

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

15 Best beauty Tips & Tricks

I love finding new tips and tricks, especially when they are just using the things
you already have and just using them in a different ways,
so here are some of my favourites for you.
I tried to use tips that are new to me too, and some I have used for a long time 
so i hope you find something you haven't heard of before.

.Putting Vaseline on your eye lashes makes them grow longer and stronger and when I did this it also make my eye lashes look darker too. 

 

.Don't pump your mascara wand in and out of the tube, it gets air inside and dry's out your mascara

 

.Use caster oil to anti frizz your hair and add texture also is amazing for your hair.

 

.After brushing your teeth dip your tooth brush in some baking soda and brush your teeth, this will make your teeth so White!.

 

.lightly heat up some olive oil in the microwave and put in a bowl and dip your nails in the oil, this will deep condition you nails, after the oil is cool pull your hands out and rub the excess oil on your hands for a luxurious addition to your home manicures.

 

.When you are done in the shower and you are ready to get out rinse your hair with cold water this will close the hair follicles locking in all the moisture, and will leave you with softer hair.

  • Cut a lemon in half and dip it in sugar rub it around your face gently, for a blemish banishing exfoliator.


  • Put some olive oil through the ends of your hair you can put as much in as you want, then put your hair up in a bun and go to sleep you mite want to put a towel down on your pillow first, when you wake up wash your hair and you will be amazed how soft your hair is and will improve the appearance of split ends.

 

  • Make your own tined moisturiser just put equal parts foundation to moisturiser and mix together, I love this for working out.

 

  • Brown Starbucks napkins are amazing for blotting your face and removing excess oil and shininess.

 

  • .Add a few drops of contact solution to  your mascara to fix dry mascara.

.Use tooth paste on blemishes to dry them out.

 

.If you used to much serum in your hair and it looks a little greasy then just go through your hair with a blow-dryer to fix it.

 
 
 
  • If you want your foundation to last all day after you have put it on, blot your face with a tissue this will remove all the oils from the foundation and leave just the pigment on your face this will help your foundation from slipping off during the day and then continue with powder.

 

  • Use hair spray on a spoolie to fix your eyebrows in place.

 

Have a lovely week glitter bugs
And please put any tips of your own in the comments
(all images from google)  

Saturday, 26 April 2014

My current hair routine

Hello Glitter bugs! The whole curling with a flat iron has all ways been a bit iffy with me I just couldn't get the technique down so I gave up retuned to my regular curler, but a few weeks ago I don't know what pushed me to try again? but i picked up my straightener and like magic curled my hair 
and I loved loved loved they way it came out! I can do my whole head of hair in 5 minutes
by just really curling the ends or I can spend a littler more time adding curls all over 
earthier way the style will stay in my hair until I next take a shower
this has been my go-to hair style for the past month, because I can actually get my hair looking decent
in 5 minutes instead of that messy bun I always go for in a rush.
so I guess you could say I have found my holy grail              



Above is the products I use in my hair after the shower while my hair is still wet,
this leave in conditioner has become a essential for me,
it detangles my hair, makes its noticeably softer and it doubles as a heat protectant!
and I think this was £2 on sale, so its definitely something that I'm going to keep around for a while.
The hair mouse is something new that I have been trying out for the past 2 weeks
and so far I like it, its definitely is growing on me but I honestly cant remember
what my hair was like volume wise before I started using it so I don't think its anything amazing right now,
but maybe when it runs out I will notice a difference?



Now for the part you have all been waiting for! I think the thing that makes this a lot easier
is the way you hold the straightener.
use your opposite hand for what ever side your curling
so to curl the left side of your hair you would use your right hand
place your thumb on top of the straightener so your thumb is facing your ear
and continue by turning the straightener in the direction you want the curl,
and when the ends of your hair are facing down again start pulling the
straightener down your piece of hair slowly to the bottom.
I find I get more of a ringlet curl when I keep the straightener vertical while pulling it down
It sounds super easy and really it is, so I'm not sure what I was doing differently last time I tried this
But if you did it perfectly the first time I tip my hat to you! 


I hope all of you lovely readers enjoyed this post
and I hope you all have a amazing weekend!
And shoutout to a new friend of mine
go check out her blog!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

How i clean my makeup brushes

Hello Glitter bugs!
So I don't really have a certain schedule for when I deep clean my brushes, I will do it when I feel my brushes are not working as well as they should, I will also spot clean to use a different colour,
but I wont leave it more than 2 weeks between deep cleaning them because of hygiene.
You don't want to wash them to often or they will become dry and will more likely start to shed
but if you leave them too long they don't work as well and they can
make you break out because it can become very unhygienic.
As for what to use to clean them I recommend comparing your brushes to your own hair
So shampoo is good, I like washing up liquid because it really brakes down the makeup,
and for moisture I add oil, any kind is fine 
so I use equal parts washing up liquid and oil, mix it in a bowl and let my brushes soak.

After they have soaked for a little while I start massaging the what's on the brush, just to loosen the makeup by just moving the brush in circles on the backs if my fingers, then I start rinsing it out by doing the same thing.
One thing that is very important is to never to let the water go down the feral of the brush,
the feral is metal part on the brush thats connected to the handle this is where the brush hairs are glued in to place, so its important to not get water in there, because if the water reaches the glue your brushes will start to shed. brushes can be pretty expensive because they can last a life time, you just have to take good care of them. 
so don't turn the brush upside down while the its under the water,
 you only want the brush hairs to be under the water not up the handle!
The real techniques brushes have a very long feral so you don't have to be too carful
After that I squeeze the water out of the brush and wipe it on a towel,
and try and get the brush back in to its shape. 
to avoid the moisture runing back down in to the brush, I let my bushes dry up side down on a towel or some tissue.
And where the brushes was drying there is always a large damp spot,
so I really recommend drying your brushes this way.
 I let my brushes dry over night so I can use them in the morning,

 
I hope you all enjoyed this post, please excuse the photo quality
I am traveling right now so I am doing the best I can
but when I get home I can use my regular camera
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