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Saturday, 30 December 2017

December Favourites 2017

Hi, hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that you will have a Happy New Year!

I can't believe it already the end of 2018 - meaning time to write my December favourites. I swear I write this at the beginning of every favourite post I write but this year has seemed to have gone mega quickly 

Beauty Favourites

I received the Tanya Burr 'A Season To Sparkle' Day Palette this month for my birthday and I have also written a first impression post on it. It's a gorgeous palette - a great everyday palette.The shades are pigmented and the face illuminator gives a lovely glow to the skin.  

A lot of gorgeous Christmas collections have come out this month and I was lucky enough to receive the MAC Snowball Pink Pigment and Glitter Kit. The set contains lovely shades - all very pigmented. The lightest shade is a light pink which is gorgeous over the lid, with a burgundy, brown blended into the crease - which is the look I wore on Christmas day.

Nothing better than a gorgeous setting spray to finish your makeup - the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is great for keeping your look stay all day. And it's great to pick up pigments like the MAC ones above.

Other Favourites 

December is the time for Vlogmas which is amazing. If you didn't know it when YouTubers vlog every day of December. My favourites are Zoella, Tanya Burr's and PointlessBlogs. It becomes apart of your daily routine to watch them and make you feel festive and comforting to watch after a long day.

My Birthday/Christmas present this year for my mum was the Tiffany Double Heart Necklace - it's gorgeous. And I've literally been wearing it every day since I got it. It's a very me necklace - and the packaging is gorgeous too. 

One of my 2018 resolutions is to improve my photography both on my blog and for my scrapbook. So I received the Amir 3 in 1 lenses for my phone - it has a wide lens and a microlens as well as a flashlight. They are all really good quality and  I've been loving trying them this month 

Hope you like this post. And as this post is the last of 2017 I want to thank you for everyone's support this year on my blog its been amazing and I very grateful. I can't wait to see what 2018 will bring!!

Happy New Year!!

Please comment and follow.

Sarah X

Friday, 22 December 2017

MAC Snow Ball Pink Pigment and Glitter Kit

I've always loved the look of MAC Christmas collections, but before this year I never had any items from it. Gladly this year my sister got me the Snow Ball Pink Pigment and Glitter Kit.

To start with the packaging is lovely and festive as its rose gold/copper sequins with a cooper bauble/MAC tag on the zip. Which I will probably use as a mini makeup bag in the future as its a great size.

The Pink Pigment and Glitter Kit contain 3 gorgeous shades:

  • Copper Sparkle: Smooth, high-shine copper (Pigment)

  • Pink: Bright Pink (Glitter)

  • Whisper Pink: Soft beigey pink with pearl (Pigment)

The shades are AMAZING - they are pigmented and great formulations. To get the maximum pay off I spray UD setting spray on my eyeshadow brush and pat it on the lid. I also use the Barry M Glitter Glue on the eyelid for the eyeshadow glitter to stay on throughout the day and not crease.

At the moment I love the look of Whisper Pink on the lid with a burgundy and brown shades in the crease. It's an easy glittery festive look for daytime and nights out.

The packaging is really cute and its good quality, which is great as its loose pigments and glitters so the product doesn't go everywhere in your makeup bag.   

I would highly recommend this festive pigment and glitter set as its gorgeous. And I hope you like this post.

This is also my last post before Christmas so I hope you all have a lovely Christmas.

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Sarah X

Monday, 18 December 2017

First Impressions: Tanya Burr A Season To Sparkle, Day Palette

It was my birthday last week which is why I've been quiet, but I was lucky to receive Tanya's palette from her Christmas collection. So I wanted to share my first impressions - in case anyone wants to get it for someone for Christmas.

For a start, the packaging is gorgeous - from the first Christmas collection to this collection, there has been a huge improvement. And there is a lovely big mirror which is amazing.

The palette contains: 
1 liquid illuminator
3 eyeshadows - vanilla pod, honey truffle and toasted coconut
1 cream eyeshadow - champagne party
1 lip gloss - sweet sundae 

The liquid illuminator is lovely as a base as well as mixing it with your foundation. It adds a lovely healthy glow to the skin. I also used it was a base for highlight which is very pretty.

The 3 eyeshadows are lovely and pigmented I used toasted coconut as a crease shade, hiney truffle on the lid and vanilla pod as an inner corner highlighter. Then use the cream eyeshadow as a brow highlighter. This creates a lovely day eye look - perfect for every day.

The lipgloss - sweet sundae is a lovely nude lip. Great for every day - but itself as well as on top of a lipstick.

Overall I would highly recommend this palette - gorgeous shades and great for every day.

Hope you like this post and have a lovely Monday.

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Sarah X 

Monday, 11 December 2017

Walking in a Winter Wonderland...

Hi ,

In England, at the moment its been very snowy and wintery so in today's post, I wanted to share some of my favourite photos that I have taken over the last few days. 

Hope you like this post as its slightly different to my normal.

Please comment if it's snowing where you are and follow.

Sarah X 


Friday, 8 December 2017

How Christmas Are You?? Buzzfeed Quiz

Hi chappes,

Hope you like this post.

Please comment if you are excited about Christmas and please follow.

Sarah x


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

My Favourite 10 Beauty Products Of 2017

Hi chappes,

As it's coming up to the end of 2017 I really like to look back at the beauty products I have loved most over the year. So I wanted to share my favourite 10 products.

 My go-to palette for every day as well as travelling is the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. It has a range of gorgeous shades - lots of brown shades for the crease and lid shades. And the palette has a lovely highlighter.

 A lovely bronzer for my pale skin is the Hoola Lite Bronzer - a great shade for contouring and bronzing. The original Hoola was too dark and orange for me but this bronzer is so much better for me.

 I've been looking for an amazing drugstore eyeliner and the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Selfie Flick Eyeliner is AMAZING!!! The formulation is so pigmented - it's a proper intense black, which is perfect for winged eyeliner. 

 Probably my favourite mascara this year is the L'Oreal Lash Paradise Mascarait adds intense volume and lengthen lashes. Perfect for every day as well as more dramatic lashes. And the packaging is gorgeous.  

 This year I wanted to take more care in doing my brows so I've been reaching for my 'Tanya Burr's Cosmetic Brow Perfect Brow Palette'. It's a lovely travel brow palette with 4 shades, a brush and tweezers. I usually mix the lightest and darkest shade together which I think is the perfect shade for me.

 A great eyeshadow base is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme de Nude, it helps keep my eyeshadow on all day and not crease 

 My favourite spring/summer season lipstick YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 47 as its super moisturising lipstick. It has a lovely soft shine finish, and it's something subtle. And a glossy lip doesn't dry out your lips in the sun.

 I love the formulation of the NYX lipsticks - my favourite one is the NYX Lip Lingerie in 'Bedtime Flirt', lovely pink colour and long wearing. 

 Tanya Burr Cosmetics Lipstick in Pink Cocoa has probably been my most worn lipstick of 2017. Its a gorgeous pink nude great for every day as well as evening looks. Lovely formulation and pigmentations 

 This year I found an old favourite the Rimmel Lasting Finish  Foundation - great full coverage formulation. Gorgeous finish and shade match.

Hope you like this post and hope you have a lovely day.

Please comment your favourite makeup products and please follow.

Sarah X 


Monday, 4 December 2017

My Past Week in Lipsticks #5

Hi chappes,

Hope you have all have a nice week. Today I wanted to share my week in lipsticks as my previous posts seemed popular and it also a shows my go-to lip products are the moment.

My favourite colour is pink so I fancied wearing a pink lipstick so I used MAC Brave Lipstick. It has a gorgeous formulation and very pigmented.

I love Tanya Burr Cosmetic lipgloss in 'Bewitching' it's a lovely berry shade. It's also a comfortable pigmented lip gloss which is quite long lasting. 

A lovely, strong, matte lip is NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Cannes - a gorgeous berry toned nude, I really like the formulation and pigmentation. 

My most wore lipstick is Rimmel Kate Moss in 045 - lovely nude for every day and great pigmentation and formulation.

Tanya Burr Martha Moo Liquid Lipstick is a lovely pigmented lipstick. Great for every day as well as go well with lots of looks. The colour is really nice and the applicator is so easy to use.

As its autumn and nearly winter so I went for a coppery, pink eye and a lipstick that I love with this look is Tanya Burr Cosmetics 'Pink Cocoa' Lipstick -it's a pigmented dark nude. It also has a great gold packaging. 

I've recently posted my favourite berry makeup and my favourite berry lipstick has to be Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 107, it's a gorgeous lipstick with a lovely formulation and pigmentation.

Hope you like this post.

Please comment your favourite lipsticks and please follow.

Sarah X


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

November Favourites 2017

Hi chappes,

As it is coming up to the end of November it means it time to write my November Favourite. But more exciting is that December starts in 2 days!!!!!! And I've just realised that I didn't write my October Favourite so this will include a few more products then usually.

Beauty Favourites

I never usually use a primer but this past month I have loved the Wonderland Studio Finish Primer, it creates a great base for my foundation as it makes your skin feel really smooth. I have noticed the longevity of my foundation when I use this primer, it's stayed longer especially on areas when sometimes my makeup goes come off during the day so my chin and sometimes the tip of my nose. I have also noticed that fine lines that makeup usually show up disappear with this primer.

At the moment I've been loving mixing the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation, a lovely buildable coverage foundation which feels so light on the skin. And the Garnier BB cream in Light - together create a gorgeous glow on the skin as well as lovely coverage and actually a better colour match.

I always have a winged eyeliner and my favourite is the Tanya Burr Selfie Flick Eyeliner. To create a thin line along the lash line and a small wing. The formulation os this eyeliner is so pigmented and black. My favourite mascara is the  Tanya Burr Selfie Lash Mascara - lovely everyday dramatic mascara.

Other Favourites

This is probably one of my favourite show which is I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here - it's on every day for 3 weeks. And celebrities complete challenge, my favourite for this series is Toff form Made in Chelsea.

Little Mix Platinum Edition Songs -
Little Mix is my favourite girl group and I have loved their music since X Factor. I love their Glory Days CD and they have just released some new songs which I love especially Reggaet├│n Lento.

Hope you like this post.

Please comment your favourites and please follow.

Sarah X


Monday, 27 November 2017

My Birthday / Christmas Wishlist 2017

Hi chappes,

It's that time of year where people start to write wish lists for what you want for Christmas and my birthday is very close to Christmas. So I always write a birthday/christmas wish list  I wanted to share mine just incase it helps. Some of these did appear in Beauty Gift Guide but not all of them.

Lot of girls wish for a Tiffany necklace and this birthday is quite a special one (my 18th) so I would love the Tiffany Mini Double Heart Tag Pendant (Pink). My favourite colour is pink and it looks a gorgeous dainty necklace

I love Benefit Cosmetics and the City Lights, Party Nights set has some products that I haven't tried before including the new Dandelion Wishes Highlighter. 

I have recently written about Beauty Crackers for this and my favourite one is the Marc Jacobs 'The Sex Kitten' Cracker Makeup Gift Set. I have heard a lot of lovely things about Marc Jacobs so I would love to try there mascara and lipstick,

Tanya Burr Cosmetics is one of my favourite makeup brands so I would love to get the  Tanya Burr Lucky Penny which is a gorgeous lip balm perfect for the colder months,

Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks have amazing formulations and the English Beauty Lipstick packaging and shade is gorgeous!!! 

have never tried any Tarte products and I have fallen in love with the Tartelette flirt eyeshadow palette. It contains lovely autumnal shades and the formulation and pigmentation looks great. A similar shade palette is the Morphe 3502 Palette - lots of lovely shades and  pigmentation.

One of my favourite programmes is Our Girl so I would love the Our Girl: Series 2 [DVD] so I can watch the episodes again. As personally as I love to watch my favourite shows over and over again.

Following my Beauty Advent Calendar post I would love to have M&S Beauty Advent Calendar this festive season. It contains 24 gorgeous  products including Stila cosmetics and Emma Hardie.

I would love to improve the look of my blog and I have seen a lot of bloggers have used Pipdig blogger templates. My favourite one is the Pipdig Blogger Template: Gloss Romantic. Its very me and I would love improve my blog.

Hopefully the a iPhone Tripod will help my blogging photography and would great for when I travel.

Hope you like this post.

Please comment whats on your Christmas wishlist and please follow.

Sarah X

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Beauty Advent Calendars 2017

Hi chappes,

I love seeing lots of different brands bringing out beauty advent calendars so in this post I wanted to share some of my favourite advent calendars; Up to £50, Under £150 and then £150+. 

Under £50

 M&S Beauty Advent Calendar

Price: £35 (with £35 spend on home and/or clothing purchases)

Contents: It contains bestselling treats such as Formula ultimate sleep cream, Emma Hardie moringa balm, Pixi lift max, Ren instant beauty shot, Alpha H rose liquid gold, plus so much more.
It contains 25 of the following products.

Benefit's SF Winer Wonderland Calendar

Price: £34.50

Contents: Mini versions of most of my Benefit faves, including They’re Real Mascara, Hoola and a tiny version of Gimme Brow.

essie Advent Calendar

Price: £50

Contents: 7 full-size polishes, 13 minis, remover, a glass file, buffer and toe separator.  The shade selection has the classic, staple shades, this selection is great – a good mix of nudes, reds and a couple of more sparkly options for the festive season. 

Soap & Glory ‘It’s a Calendar, Girls’ 24 Days of Soaprise

Price: £40

Contents: There are little stars with shower gels as well as a lot of other very well-sized products in here to balance that out. For example a full-size mascara, hand food hand cream, mini righteous butter and the 5 mini eyeliners. The mini tweezers are also a nice addition.

£50 - £250

L’Oreal Luxe Beauty Advent Calendar

Price: £120

Contents: A gorgeous selection of Victor & Rolf, Kiehl’s, Lancome, YSL and Urban Decay. Full of products I would love to try.

Estee Lauder The Beauty Countdown Advent


Price: £125

Contents: The calendar is really a special one filled with some of the biggest products from the Estee Lauder brand such Clinique, Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, GlamGlow and Michael Kors.
Under  £150 

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 

Price: £175

Contents: GORGEOUS! So many gorgeous brands in here and a mixture of the more mainstream and niche brands. For example Byredo Bal D’Afrique hand cream, Diptyque travel candle, Liberty Makeup Bag, full-size Votary Cleansing Oil and full-size Trish McEvoy liquid lipstick in a gorgeous, festive red shade

Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Nighty & Nice Magic Box’ 

Price: £150

Contents: I'm a Charlotte Tilbury fanatic so I would love to own this. A lovely mix of makeup and skincare. The 12 best-selling makeup treasures wrapped in a glamorous, gorgeous Magic case. 

My personal favourite is probably the M&S advent calendar and the Estee Lauder one - they are both gorgeous and seem good for the money.

Hope you like this post and hope you have a lovely day.

Please comment your favourite one and please follow.

Sarah X

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