Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Rocking The Nude Lip

One beauty trend that I have seen going around the blogs and channels recently has been nude lips and that's thanks to Kylie Jenner who loves to rock a nude lip so I thought why not share with you a few of my nude lipsticks and lip crayons that I have been rocking recently.

Sally Hansen Colourfast Tint & Moisture Balm 'Nude N Natural'
First up is a product from Sally Hansen and this is a lip crayon in the colour 'Nude N Natural'. I love using this product because it gives my lips a very light colour almost like you have put concealer on your lips. It also moistures my lips and smells like vanilla!

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 'Nude Delight' 
If you haven't heard about this product, where have you been living because this is a cult favourite in the beauty world. I love wearing this lipstick daily because it gives a light wash of colour and makes you lips look healthy and puts back colour into your lips. 

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick 'Nudist' 
I have talked so much about this gloss stick but it is so good and smells amazing. I love wearing this lip crayon when I want a more glossy finish and if my lips are feeling dry this is perfect for making them feel moisturised. This product gives more of a pink toned nude colour as well. 

MUA Lipstick 'Bare'
At only £1, this has to be the cheapest nude lipstick ever but it is still very good. This lipstick has a slightly thicker coverage to it but give a lovely light pink tone to it. I would say that this lipstick is rather similar to the Sally Hansen Lip Crayon in colour but is a great cheap nude lipstick. 

MUA Power Pout Colour Intense Tint & Balm 'Rendezvous
Another product from MUA but this time it's a Lip Crayon. When I first brought this product, I couldn't stop wearing it because it was so nice. I still love it now because it gives a more darker shade of nude and gives a more pinky tone and also has a glossy finish to it. 

L'oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash 'Lolita'
I thought I would throw in a lipgloss at the end because it is great product and is from L'oreal. One thing I love about this product is that it applies like a gloss and then drys to a matte lipstick finish. However it gives off a darker pink nude colour but I still count it as a nude lip colour to me!

That's a lot of nude lip products and hopefully you have enjoyed this post and found it interesting. These are just my choice of products and they may work differently for you but these work great for me. 

(Left to right: Nude N' Natural, Nude Delight, Nudist, Bare, Redezvous, Lolita)

What are you favourite nude lipsticks or lip crayons? 

Emily <3 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Pamper Night Essentials

I don't know about you but I love a good pamper night and I thought I would share with you my pamper night essentials and the products I use when I want a relaxing night. There are a few things that I like to do on a pamper night and one of these things to treat my body and skin to the princess treatment. I am that person that loves doing a pamper night and I often I will have one once a week normally on Sunday before the week really begins. This just gets me ready for the week ahead so if you want to see what products I use then keep reading.

After a long day, the first thing I do is remove my make up. If you want to know how I remove my makeup check out my evening skincare routine. Once my make up is off my face, I hop into the shower and use a facial scrub. I love using a facial scrub because it makes my face feel so smooth and soft however I wouldn't suggest using it everyday and I just use a facial scrub twice a week. The one I am using at the moment is the Osiris Apricot Exfoliating Facial Scrub which is just amazing. I found this facial scrub at my local supermarket for one pound! 

Once I have scrubbed and wash my face, I move onto my hair and I just use my normal shampoo and conditioner and if you want to know what products I use check out my hair care routine, but after I have washed my hair I use a hair treatment. Hair treatments are great for hair that is dry and damaged and needs a bit of a pick me up. The current treatment I am using at the moment is the Garnier Ultimate Blends 1 Minute Treatment The Sleek Restorer. This treatment smells amazing and leaves my hair feeling soft and hydrated. 

After I have finished with my hair, I use a body scrub which really helps to get rid of dirt and dead skin. Using a body scrub is one of my favourite things to do because it leaves you with smooth and soft skin and just makes your skin feel amazing. My body scrub of choice at the moment is the Soap & Glory Flake Away which is a sugar and peach seed body polish with shea butter and it is amazing. Not only does it leave the skin feeling smooth and soft but also smells amazing and then after this I use a shower gel to finish off. 

After I have showered, I like to use a face mask to really give my face a full cleanse. The face mask I am currently loving and using is the Simple Kind To Skin Deep Cleansing Face Mask. This face mask leaves my face feeling clean and soft and doesn't upset my skin or cause me to break out. This face mask is a deep cleansing mask that is a blend of multi-vitamins and draws out dirt from deep down and gets rid of dead cells. I use this face mask by applying it to my face by hand and then leaving it for three minutes before washing it off. 

The last step is to moisturise my skin and I do this by using a body butter. I don't use a body butter every night because they are rather heavy and don't absorb as fast. However when I am having a pamper night, I love using a body butter and my current favourite won't shock anyone and is the Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter which contains softening shea butter and aloe vera. This stuff is truly amazing and I have talked about this product before but it is my favourite! 

And that's all of my pamper night essentials and I hope you enjoyed having a sneak peek into my bathroom draw! Of course these are just my favourite to use and they work for me but you can use whatever face masks, scrubs and products you want. 

What are your pamper night essentials? 

Emily <3 

Friday, 12 September 2014

Graceful Beauty Life Guest Post: Holy Grail Products

Hello Emily's blog! This is both of our first time doing a collab, so this is very exciting and something new for both of us. We decided to talk about our "Holy Grail" beauty products. On her blog I'll be talking about my holy grail beauty products, and she'll be talking about her holy grail beauty products on my blog, so make sure to check that out once you're done reading this. Let's get this show on the road, shall we?

This is the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in the color 101 Classic Ivory. I have been using this foundation for so long now (not the same bottle, but you know what I mean). I love how it blends into my skin as it's just about impossible for me to find a foundation that is even close to my skin tone, which is so frustrating. If you have this same problem, or are feeling like trying out a new foundation, then you need to buy this!

This is the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. Yet again, it's something that I have been using for so long. Before buying this product, I went through so many powders because they have never done the job for me. I have really bad oily skin, so nothing used to stay on my face. Ever since I started using this, it seems like my makeup has been magically staying on my face. A conquincidence?  I don't think so.

Up next is the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze. I love the color of this and it works amazing as a base. You can make it really light to the point where you can barely see it, so you can use other eye shadows on top of it and the color of the Color Tattoo won't effect your look. You can also make it darker and wear it on its own, which is what I do on lazy days.

It seems like another Rimmel product has slipped into this post. Oh well. This product is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Brown. This product is truly amazing! The color comes so close to matching my eye color, which I think is pretty cool, but it's obviously not something I look for when buying an eyeliner. It doesn't fade throughout the day and is super affordable. 

This is the Maybelline The Falsies Volum Express Mascara. Everyone and their mothers dog has heard of The Falsies Mascara, but not everyone has heard of the Volum Express one. I prefer this one. My natural lashes are pretty short, so I tend to go for the mascaras that promise to give your lashes extra length, which is exactly what this product does. It also makes them look dark and it doesn't clump up, which is always a good thing.

Moving on to products that you don't put on your face. This is a nail polish from Forever 21 in the color Jelly Bean. There's so many things I love about this product. The color is amazing, it's under $2, it stays on my nails for so long without chipping, and dries so fast. Last time I checked, Forever 21 was running out of these and they were either not restocking them or keeping their stock very small, so you might have to buy this online if you are interested in it.

This is the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub. It's made out of brown sugar, sweet lime, almond oil, and macadamia grains which gives it its amazing smell. I use it every time I take a bath, which is around two times a week. I have rough patches on my arms and legs, so I'm pretty good with exfoliating. If you are looking to make your baths more exciting, take a look at Soap and Glory or Lush. They are the best bath brands and their products never disappoint.

There you have it! Those are my holy grail beauty products. I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and have felt inspired to buy the products I mentioned, because they won't disappoint, I promise! Thank you so much Emily for agreeing to this collab!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Loving Mint Green Nails

If there is one colour that I could wear forever it would be pink but in close second comes mint green and if you ask any of my friends, they will tell you that I own so much mint green from shoes to handbags and of course nail polishes is no different so I thought I would crack out my favourite mint green nail polishes. 
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine 'Sugar Apple'
I actually first saw this nail polish in one of Zoella's Videos and I then decided that even though I have loads of mint green nail polish I still needed to get this one as well. I love wearing this one all year round because it is a light mint green shade and goes well with almost anything and your good to go with two coats of this nail polish. 

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine 'Greenberry'
Another Barry M nail polish but these ones have amazing formulas and they last such a long time. This nail polish is a darker shade of mint green and is perfect for the summer time. This nail polish is so thick that you only really need one coat and your out the door. 

Essie Nail Laquer 'Mint Candy Apple' 
One of my all time favourite nail polishes ever happens to be this one. I love Essie Nail Polishes because they have a great formula and lasts for the longest time without chipping. I would say that this mint green colour is on the lighter side however it requires a couple of coats to give that amazing look. 

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat 'Spare-A-Mint' 
Sugar coat means it is a textured nail polish and but if you can get past it then this is another amazing nail polish. It only requires one coat because the formula is so thick and covers everything first time around. I would say that this is a much darker mint green but still looks pretty. 
Revlon Top Speed 'Jaded'
I don't what it is about Revlon nail polishes but I haven't tried many but never the less this nail polish is stunning even though it is a off mint green colour. I really like this nail polish because it is an unusual mint green colour and unlike anything I own. This nail polish requires two coats and then your ready. 

China Glaze Nail Lacquer 'Aquadelic'
This was my first ever mint green nail polish which started the craze and I still love it because it is a darker shade and is great for autumn and winter. I also think that the formula is really good and only really needs one or two coats and dries fairly quickly. 

Rimmel Lasting Finish 'Pear Drop'
The last one is a lighter shade and requires about three or four layers before it looks good which isn't great but I remember when I first got this nail polish I couldn't stop wearing it because I loved it so much. Since then it hasn't got as much use but it still has a spot in my mint green loving heart of mine. 

I know that it might seem a bit silly that I own that many nail polishes of the same colour but I just love nail polishes and they have different formulas and slightly different shades. Of course these are just my picks and they may work different on your nails. I hope you found this post enjoyable and interesting. 

Do you like mint green nail polishes? 

Emily <3 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Products Worth The Hype

Today's post is about the products that so many people talk about and rave about and are actually amazing and live up to the hype. I believe that these are called 'Products Worth The Hype' and I thought why not give it a go. I had a look through my makte up collection and picked out a few products that everyone and their mother talks about and thought about whether I felt they lived up to the hype. You many be able to tell from the picture that their are a fair few products that you will have seen before but if you want to know what products I believe lived up to the hype then here we go..

Maybeline The Falsies Volume Express Mascara
If you haven't heard about this mascara yet then where have you been because everyone raves about this mascara and with good reason because it gives amazing volume and length and just makes your lashes look amazing. I don't know what it is about this mascara that makes it so amazing but it is worth a try and really does live up to the hype. One thing I like about this mascara is that even through I don't have the waterproof version, it doesn't smudge and dries quickly which is great. 

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion 
This primer potion is the best ever and I mean it is amazing. I have done a mini review of this product however I still felt the need to include it in this post because it is that good! This primer potion makes any eyeshadow last and look more intense and colorful. Every blogger and youtuber has gone on and on about this primer and they are all right. It is creamy, light and doesn't dry out the skin and makes the eyeshadow last all day! What more can I say?!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Moss Lipstick
The first lipstick I ever brought was a Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick and now I own four because I love them that much. They are truly amazing lipsticks because of the formula. They smell nice, are soft and smooth on the lips and don't dry out the lips. They come in a range of colours and are fairly cheap as well. My favourite ones are number 16 and 20 in the black packaging. These lipsticks are totally worth the hype. 

Soap & Glory Solar Powder 
I have talked about the Soap & Glory Solar Powder in so many posts recently but I can't stop because it is that good! I love how it has two different shades and a mirror inside. It is also matte with almost no glitter in it and is an amazing bronzer. I have heard Zoella, Lily Pebbles and Essiebutton as well as others talking about this product and I have to agree with them that this is one of the best bronzers in the drugstore even through it isn't cheap but is worth it. 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze'
If there was only eye product that I could use for the rest of my life it would be the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze'. If you haven't heard about this amazing product, it is a cream eyeshadow in a bronze colour and acts perfectly as a base. Of course they have different colours but this is by far the most hyped up colour and is great layered with other darker brown colours. I would recommend this product and would agree with every other blogger and youtuber and say it is so good!

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush 
Ok I cheated. A make up brush isn't a make up product but I am still including it because it is so hyped up! If you ask any beauty blogger or youtuber what brushes they would recommend they will most likely say Real Techinques Brushes because they are so good at blending and they don't cost much at all which is great! I for one love this brush and use it everyday for my foundation because I haven't found a brush quite like it. I don't know what it is about this brush but it blends like a dream and really buffs the foundation into your skin and makes it look flawless. 

What products do you think live up to the hype? 

Emily <3 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

A Week In My Style

Another fashion post! I love doing fashion posts and for this one I thought I would share 'a week in my style' because it sounded fun. I have take a picture of each outfit for this week so there are five outfits and they are just my normal style and I thought that you might find it interesting. This is a new and different post for me so I hope enjoy you like it...

Top: Forever 21 
Shorts: Forever 21
Hairband: Superdrug

Shirt: Primark
White Tank Top: Mark & Spencer
Shorts: New Look 

Plaid Shirt: New Look 
Black Tank Top: New Look
Denim Shorts: Cotton On

Kimomo: Primark
Black Tank Top: New Look
High-Waisted Shorts: New Look
Necklace: Mark & Spencer

Shirt: Forever 21
Shorts: Cotton On 

That's all the outfits I worn this week. I am no fashion expert and don't know the best way to pair or match items but this is just my own style and I hope you found it interesting and enjoyable. I know that there is a lot of short wearing which is weird because I do live in the UK but I wanted to make the most of the weather. If you liked this type of post you can leave a comment below. 

Which outfit was your favourite? 

Emily <3 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Urban Decay Primer Potion Review

A couple of months ago I made a sneaky purchase and brought the Urban Decay Primer Potion. The reason behind this was that I have oily eye lids and no eyeshadow stays or lasts and I had tried so many different drugstore eye primers but none of them worked so I gave into the hype and brought it. This Primer Potion is so hyped up you wouldn't even believe it but it is worth it and I thought for this post I would give you a mini review of the product.

Urban Decay Primer Potion comes in a number of different formulas but I brought the original formula so this is the one I will be reviewing. I brought my Primer Potion from Beautybay.com for £16.

The product claims to:

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is Urban Decay’s bestselling, world famous eye makeup primer in a brand new, easy to use squeezy tube.

Get vibrant, crease-free colour that lasts over 24 hours with these legendary primers. Coveted by makeup artists and makeup junkies alike, Eyeshadow Primer Potion enhances your existing eye shadows – once you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to live without it!

Packaging - The Primer Potion comes in a purple squeeze tube with a sliver top and I personally love the packaging. I think that it is hygienic and the product can be squeezed out easily and doesn't squeeze too much out either which is great. I haven't got to the end of my tube yet but I am planning on cutting it open to get the last bits of the primer out.

Texture - I would describe the texture as smooth and creamy which is great. It has got a creamy, mousse like texture that is light and silky. I gerenally love the texture and is unlike any other eye primer I have tried before. After I have blended and spread it out over my eye lids it begins to dry and then it doesn't move at all.

Longevity - My favourite part of this eye primer is the longevity of it! It makes eye shadow last all day and really makes the eye shadow more intense however I am not 100% sure about the 24 hour claim as you know I like to sleep but I have used this primer potion for up to 14 hours and the eye shadow hasn't creased or moved and looks as bright and intense as ever.

Cost - Yes, this eye primer potion isn't cheap but you get 11 ml for £16 and you only need the smallest bit for both eye lids together and your good to go. I would say that even through this product is expensive it is worth every single bit.

Overall - As a whole, there is nothing that I can find wrong with this is product because it does the job and does the job well and as a oily girl there isn't any other eyeshadow primer out there that is as good as this. I would agree with the claim that it enhances your eyeshadow and also that once you have tried it your will never want to live without it because its true and when I can't find it, I have a bit of a freak out about it.

Have you ever tried this eyeshadow primer potion before? 

Emily <3