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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November Favourites 2016

Hi chappes,

Today it's time for my November Favourites which meaning December starts tomorrow - WHOOP WHOOP!!!

Beauty Favourites 

Tanya Burr Candy Glam Palette- This has been my go to palette this palette, my favourite shades is ballet slippers, teddy bear and creme brûlée. The shades are so pigmented and blend really easily.

Tanya Burr Forever Summer Highlighter- This is gorgeous natural highlighter for the cheek bones. And blends in the skin really easily.

NYX Lip Lingerie in 'Bedtime Flirt'- This forumla and colour is amazing. And its great everyday shade

L'Oreal JLO Nude Lipstick- This is probably my favourite thrown on lipstick. Its a lovely colour and really easy to apply.

Other Favourites

The Missing- I love have been loving this show this month and the season finale is TONIGHT - I'm so excited!

I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here- ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS EVER!!!! It's basically about 12 celebrity who are in a jungle and they have to complete challenges to get stars for food.

Most of my favourites is the same than other months.

Please comment your favourites and please follow.

Sarah X


Monday, 28 November 2016

My 3 Favourite Bloggers At The Moment

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to share my 3 favourite bloggers at the moment. As I haven't written one of these in months.

 I love Jasmine's blog - the pictures are UH-MAZ-ING!!! It shows that she has put a lot of effort into her posts. She has great content and posts at least 3 times a week. Jasmine has over 52,000 followers which is soo good - she highly deserves it and more


Jennifer blogs has gorgeous photos - she shows a range of great products, good content. She has around 1.7k and she deserves that and more. 


I am a big fan of Lily blog - for a start the photography (that seems to be a common theme with my choices) and she has been condemned for this by winning the "Best Use of Photography" at the Bloggers Blog Awards 2016- which is incredible. And she has amazing content and the layout of her blog

I would highly recommend all these bloggers.

Please comment yours and please follow.

Sarah X


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Autumn Pamper Evening Essentials

Hi chappes

Today I wanted to write about my Autumn Pamper Evening Essentials as  there is nothing better then a relaxing pamper evening after a long week or day.

1. Lush Bath Bombs - There is nothing better than a lush bath bomb or bubble bar in a hot bath after a long day

2. Facial Mask - My favourite is the L'Oreal Clay Mask it takes away any dirt on your face and makes it feel nice and clean

3. Zoella Beauty Products- I love Zoella Beauty and they all smell so good. There is nothing better than a lovely scented body moisturiser or shower gel when makes you feel lovely and soft. 

4. Candles- Candles are so calming - I love the Bath and Body Works Thousand Wishes candle or the Zoella Lets Glow candle. They both smell so good and makes me feel relaxed.

5. Youtube - I love watching vlogs or beauty videos as I love watching them  and they make me happy. And honestly I could watch them for hours.

Hope you like this post.

Please comment and follow.

Sarah X 

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Comparing 5 Black Kohl Pencils

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to compare 5 black kohl pencils I have got in my collection:
Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil
Seventeen Black Kohl Pencil
Lancome Le Crayon Khôl in 01 Noir
Helen E Soft Black Pencil
Model Co Black Eye Pencil

Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil
Packaging: 6/10
Colour: 7/10
Formula: 8/10

I'm a big fan of Rimmel and this kohl pencil doesn't disappoint. This has a lovely cream formula and opaque, so you don't have to press hard on your eye to get an intense colour. The packaging is quite basic and half the writing as come off. But its hard plastic so is very hard to break.

Seventeen Black Kohl Pencil
Packaging: 5/10
Colour: 8/10
Formula: 5/10

The colour of the pencil is very black which is good however the formula is quite chalky. The formula does smudge a bit and it can cause some fall out. The packaging isn't the best as it has a thin plastic lid which has broken so the pencil doesn't have must protection from breaking or getting product all my makeup storage or bag.

Lancome Le Crayon Khôl in 01 Noir
Packaging: 9/10
Colour: 8/10
Formula: 8/10

I received this is a Lance Christmas set and this is probably the best kohl pencil I have ever used - for a start the packaging is gorgeous with the gold cap and the gold writing. It has a creamy formula with a intense black colour. And it doesn't smudge or cause panda eyes. 

Helen E Soft Black Pencil
Packaging: 7/10
Colour: 5/10
Formula: 7/10

I picked this up at The Clothes Show - which is the first place I have ever seen a Helen E stand. The packaging is quite nice - with durable plastic packaging and has silver writing that seem to not come off. It has the least intense colour which can be good for a natural look but if you want an intense black shade you can to put on a few layers on press quite hard on your eye which isn't very good.

Model Co Black Eye Pencil

Packaging: 8/10
Colour: 8/10
Formula: 8/10

This came free with a magazine and it was the first time I have ever seen or hear of a Model Co products. But I has a nice formula and an intense colour. The packaging is again very nice with the black and the white writing.

For a high end black kohl pencil I would recommend the Lancome Kohl Pencil and the drugstore one I would recommend is the Rimmel Sort Kohl Pencil.

I hope you like this post.

Please comment your favourite kohl pencil and please follow.

Sarah X


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Swiss Bircher Muesli Recipe

Hi chappes,

Today i wanted to share a Swiss Bircher Muesli recipe which is tastes soo good. It's my interpretation on Niomi Smart recipe, but as I didn't have all the ingredients i changed so of them. But i wanted to share this recipe as its so easy for breakfast and tastes soo good.
1 Red Apple
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
2 tbsp almond butter
100g oats (i actually use 2 packets of Quakers porridge)
1 tsp flaxseed
30g raisins
30g dates
500ml milk

1. In a large bowl, grate the red apple and add the cinnamon, lemon juice and mix
2.Add the almond butter, oats and milk to the apple mixture till combined.
3. Finally fold in the flaxseed, raisin and dates.
4. Cover with cling film and keep in the fridge overnight
5. Take out in the morning  and Enjoy!!!!

I would highly recommend this recipe and I hope you like this post.

Please comment and follow.

Sarah X


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to write about my 'Lancome L'Absolu Rouge lipstick in shade 6' . I received this is, in a Lancome set last Christmas and  as its Christmas again I thought it would be the perfect time to write a review about this lipstick.

This was the first Lancome lipstick I have ever own and used, and I will definitely pick up another one.
As it was a set it was mini and the packaging is really cute and feels luxurious, which the gold tube and the lance iconic flower on the top.

The shade is gorgeous, its a nice pinky nude. With a lovely formula which glides on your lips and its quite long wearing. It leaves a lovely finish on the lip- a satin finish
The lipstick shape makes it really easy to apply so perfect for everyday throw on look.

Hope you like this spot.

Please comment and follow.

Sarah X

PS: This is my 300th post - OMG!!!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Pixiwoo Presents Hollywood Icons DVD

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to talk about Sam and Nic Chapman's film 'Pixiwoo Presents Hollywood Icons'. It arrived the other day and basically as  soon as it arrived I watched it.

I have always been a fan of Pixiwoo since I started watching Youtube over 3 years ago so when they said they were producing a film - it was pre ordered. When it arrived I was literally jumping up and down as I have been waiting for over 2 months since I pre ordered it.

I love this film, the film is about the makeup looks of Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hephurn. 
Sam and Nic go to LA and they look at the history of all the 8 ladies. And the price these ladies had to pay to create these iconic looks - whether it was being controlled by their managers or people editing the way you look.
At the end of each women they create a makeup look based on their look- which is really easy to create. Like Josephine Baker smokey eye and dark lip and the iconic Audrey Hephurn natural look. 
I love the ending scenes - Sam and Nic look so pretty in the back drop of St Paul's Cathedral.

This DVD also comes with a blush brush which is gorgeous and a perfect addition to my makeup brush collection. And the pattern on the brush links in with the packaging of the DVD. 

Every person in this DVD to me is inspiring - all the Hollywood Icons as well as Pixiwoo. And I learnt loads for this DVD and i would definitely watch it again. 

I would highly recommend this DVD if you can find it.

Please comment and follow.

Sarah X

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick in 'Pink Bronze'

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to write about the Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick in 'Pink Bronze' as I mentioned it in 'My Favourite 5 Seventeen Products ' and people seemed to like it . So I wanted to write a full review on it.

I love this as a highlighter as it adds some sparkly without looking over the top. It adds a really nice highlight on the cheekbones, down the centre of the one and on the brow.
It comes with some white, pinky and bronze shades so I have used the bronze shade on as a eyeshadow. 
Personally I wouldn't use this as a blush on bronzer but is the perfect highlight.
The packaging is really nice and compact so perfect for travel, however it is made of plastic so will be prone to cracking.

I would recommend this product and is only £4.99 - so affordable.

Hope you like this post.

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Sarah X

Friday, 18 November 2016

My 5 Favourite Seventeen Products

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to share my 5 favourite seventeen products as its affordable and good quality. I was highly recommend Seventeen products but these 5 are my favourites from what I have tried.

1. Seventeen Coppery/Bronze Eyeshadow

2. Seventeen Big Smoke Palette

3. Seventeen Skin Wow Concealer

4. Seventeen Brow Pencil

5. Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick

Hope you like this post.

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Sarah X

Thursday, 17 November 2016

So Susan Lip Dome in Blackcurrant

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to write about So Susan Lip Dome in Blackcurrant . Which I picked up a while ago at the Birmingham's Clothes Show and I wanted to share with you.

'So Susan Lip Dome in Blackcurrant' is a lovely plum colour so perfect for this time of year. It's gorgeous colour and the formula is really nice. I thought I would share it with you as So Susan isn't the most well known brand.

The packaging is really cute and it shows the colour of the lip dome. The lip dome is good but it can be hard to don't go out of your lip line. But it is a really nice shade and I would highly recommend it .

Hope you like this post.

Please comment and please follow.

Sarah X

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Tanya Burr Cosmetic Cheek Illuminator in Forever Summer

Hi chappes, 

Today I wanted to talk about Tanya Burr cosmetics Cheek Illuminator in Forever Summer, I'm a bog fan of Tanya Burr cosmetics and I have never brought a highlighter before so i thought I would pick this one up.

For a start look at that rose gold, cooper packaging - it's so pretty. Saying that it was soo hard to take a photo of as it mirrors  everything. But it is completely gorgeous and it looks and feels rather expensive.

Forever Summer is a gorgeous natural highlight- this is before blend it. It adds a lovely pinky pearly highlight to your cheek bones. The  formula is really nice and creamy and blends well. 
I like to apply some of the product on my finger and blend it using my finger - this makes sure that none of my foundation comes off.

I'm really like I purchased this as my first highlighter as its really nice and natural and perfect for everyday.

Hope you like this post.

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Sarah X


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to talk about the Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara - which I've been using recently.

I picked up as Tanya Burr featured it in her favourites as well as the advert which featured Cara Delevingne. And it the mascara looked really nice one both of them.

It's a nice mascara - it adds volume and length without looking clumpy. I do have to admit its not my favourite mascara its definitely Maybelline Lash Sensational. 
But i do like the rimmel mascara for everyday and you can built it up to full lashes.
The brush is really big so is really useful for creating full, long lashes.

The bright colour of the packaging is quite nice as you can sticks out in your makeup drawers so you know automatically when you see orange its the Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara.

But overall I would highly recommend this mascara.

Please comment and follow.

Sarah X


Sunday, 13 November 2016

MaxFactor 'Rosewood' Lipstick Review

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to talk about the Maxfactor lipstick in 'Rosewood' which I have has for while and never done a review on it so here it is :)

This is my first MaxFactor lipstick I ever owned and this one is called 'Rosewood' and yes I picked it up because Rosewood in the place in Pretty Little Liars which is on of my favourite shows.
But the colour is a lovely pinky, berry nude so perfect for these time of year. Its a creamy finish with a slight shine - the formula is really nice so I would love to try more for the range.

The packaging is really cute and gold with the shade on the end. So is great if you have drawers so it shows the colour and name without picking it up.

Hope you like this post and I would highly recommend this lipstick.

Please comment and follow.

Sarah X


Saturday, 12 November 2016

Nivea 3 in 1 Gentle Cleansing Wipes Review

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to write about the Nivea 3 in 1 Gentle Cleansing Wipes which I use on a tired day instead of a full skincare routine.

The facial wipes are enriched with natural almond oil and they state it 
~ removes makeup including waterproof mascara, 
~ cleanses gently, moistursies and pampers the skin 
~ and the caring formula is gentle for dry skin.

I picked these facial wipes as in winter I do get a dry face so I thought these would be perfect. I do really like these wipes, they take your makeup off really easy without rubbing. They do kinda of help with dry skin- it has improve it as it moisturises your skin. And makes your skin feel really soft and clean which is great after a long day with a full face of makeup.

I would highly recommend this wipes.

Please comment and follow.

Sarah X

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Vanity Fair Magazine December 2016

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to write about this months issue of Vanity Fair. This was the first Vanity Fair issue i have ever read - i thought it was only sold in the USA (not sure why), but as soon as I saw it in M&S I picked it up.

Overall I was really impressed with the magazine and definitely pick up a copy of Vanity Fair again
For a start Adele is on the front cover, who is one of my favourite artists and one of my role models. And I was lucky enough to attend concert in March. I loved her article and she looked really pretty in the photos.
The magazine came with a card with the Si by Giorgio Armani perfume - OMG this perfume smells soo good. Definitely want to pick up a full bottle soon.

I do have to admit they were quite a lot of adverts but thats normal in fashion magazines.

Hope you like this post.

Please comment and follow.

Sarah X


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Rimmel Magnif'eyes Eyeshadow Palette Keep Calm & Wear Gold Review

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to write about the Rimmel Magnif'eyes Eyeshadow Palette Keep Calm & Wear Gold. I love Rimmel- its probably my favourite drugstore brand and so when I saw this is Boots I had to pick it up.

I am a big fan of gold, copper shades so this is the perfect palette. It's a 8-pan palette with duo applicator and integrated mirror for smart on-the-go travel format. So I love how compact it is.

I do have to admit the lighter shades weren't as pigmented as I wanted but they still all gorgeous shades and really blendable. It was 2 lighter colours - one perfect for highlighter, 3 lid colours and 3 crease colours. It can create a range of looks - everyday looks or darker smokey look.

I would recommend if you are looking for a compact palette, or a starter eye shadow palette. 

Hope you like this post.

Please comment and follow.

Sarah X 

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

My 5 Favourite Stores November 2016

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to share my 4 favourite stores at the moment based on either fashion items or christmas gift items.

1. New Look - I am a big fan of New Look all ready and the clothes  and I love the clothing especially at the moment. I really like the autumnal colours, the embroidery trend and the new home section

2/3. Superdrug/Boots - These are both for a similar reason so thats why I put them under one point. They both have great Christmas gift sets and makeup.

4. Asos - Asos has a bit of everything - great clothes, beauty , bags and shoes. So perfect for everything

5. Debenhams - I love the beauty section - as well have - as well will. At the moment I am a love the limited edition Christmas makeup like the Too Faced 'Merry Macaroon' Palette and the Mac Nutcracker collection.

Hope you like this post.

Please comment your favourite stores and please follow.

Sarah X

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Zoella Apple Crumble Cupcakes Recipe

Hi chappes,

Today I wanted share Zoella Apple Crumble Cupcakes Recipe has I made it yesterday for Bonfire night and they taste soo good!


2 Eggs
230g Plain Flour
155g Sugar
125g Unsalted Butter at Room Temperature
2 tsps Baking Powder
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
Apples (I used 2)

Crumble :
75g Golden Caster Sugar
100g Salted Chilled Butter
140g Self-Raising Flour
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon

Icing :
1tsp Cinnamon
1tsp Vanilla Extract
110g Soft Brown Sugar
250g Unsalted Butter at Room Temperature
400g Icing Sugar
2 tspb Milk


Preheat the oven to 170oC.

For the cupcakes:
~Start by making the apple mixture. Peel, core and then chop the apples into little squares.

~Place in a large saucepan with enough water to cover them and simmer for 5-7 minutes until soft, and then leave until cool.

~Cream together butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.

~Add the eggs, then vanilla extract until combined.

~Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and gently mix until combined.

~Fold in the apple mix.

~Spoon the mixture into a lined cupcake tin.

~Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

Next make the crumble topping:

~In a large bowl, rub together the butter, flour, cinnamon and vanilla until nice and crumbly, and then stir in the sugar.

~Spread the crumble mix onto a lined baking tray and bake for 5-10 minutes until just golden.

For the icing:

~Beat together the butter and brown sugar with the cinnamon and vanilla extract, for 5-7 minutes until fully combined and light and fluffy.

~Add the icing sugar a little bit at a time and continue to beat until smooth (either by hand or low speed)

~Add the milk a tablespoon at a time until the icing is light and creamy but stiff enough to hold it’s shape.

Building the cupcakes:

~Once the cupcakes and crumble are fully cooled, spoon the icing into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.

~Spread a small amount of icing on the top of each cupcake, and add the crumble mixture.

~Using the piping bag, pipe a small swirl of icing onto the top of the crumble on each cupcake. Top with a small sprinkle of crumble, and enjoy!

I would highly recommend making this cupcakes.

Please comment and follow.

Sarah X
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