Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Pretty Please...

I've been feeling all Spring-like lately as the last few days here in the UK have been bright and sunny. It's still cold but it's starting to look a lot like Spring. I've been lusting after coral lipsticks recently and Chanel's 'La Favorite', which is part of their S/S13 collection, has captured my heart. The colour is gorgeous, just look at swatches online and get ready to swoon. Being Chanel it also seems that little bit extra special. 
I also want to start wearing more dresses for spring and summer this year as I can't seem to get myself out of jeans. Casual dresses seem to look so pretty on others so I really want this floral one from Topshop - I love how it's monochrome so I can add a pop of colour with a bright lipstick or polish.
I also can't wait to start wearing cropped t-shirt this spring - I think they'll look really good with my american apparel easy jeans for a casual but put together look. I think these topshop ones are really cute and are responsibly priced so I can't wait to get my hands on these two.
I've been hearing quite a few bloggers talk about the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint and it seems like the perfect product for me. £29 is a little steep but hopefully if I watch the pennies I can treat myself in the up-coming months.

Are you eagerly waiting for Spring? What beauty products are you lusting over? 

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine Nails ♡

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope your all having a lovely day, whatever you're doing. I don't think Valentine's is just for couples - its a day all about sharing the love and spreading some happiness. 
I'm not doing anything today sadly. My boyfriend is a busy-bee and is stuck at work so we're having our Valentine's day tomorrow and going out for some yummy food. Today I've been giving myself a little pamper and decided to do a valentine's day inspired manicure - its extra easy but looks extra cute, what isn't cute about little hearts? (I am such a girl). 

I started by applying a base coat, I used the Sally Hansen Double Duty Top & Base Coat. I then painted my ring finger nails in a pretty peachy-pink colour, I used Nails Inc InStyle Peach Sorbet for this. I then painted the rest of my nails in red by using the Nails Inc polish in St. James - a perfect true red. Using a nail art brush I create the little heart on my ring finger by placing three dots and then joining them up. I found this is the easiest way to get a perfect heart shape. If you don't have a nail art brush then I recommend using the end of a bobby pin or a tooth pick. I then sealed the polish with the Sally Hansen Double Duty Top & Base Coat - and there you have it, super-duper easy Valentine nails.

Thank-you all for being such a lovely group of followers and I can't believe I'm 2 followers away from 200, madness. It means so much to me that you all read and enjoy my blog and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

p.s. this isn't sponsored etc by Nails Inc I just happened to use both of their polishes as they're my favourites. 

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Bedtime Beauty

There's nothing I love more than having a little pamper every eveing before I drift off to sleep  - and as I sit here writing this post and singing my heart out to Lana Del Rey, I am really looking forward to having my nightly dose of indulgence this evening. Start by lighting your favorite candle for a hint of relaxation and let the pampering begin.

I start by removing my make-up and cleansing my skin. I like to use a richer cleanser in the evening such as the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm or the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish - these both leave my skin cleansed yet nourished. I then follow with the Benefit Its Potent  Eye Cream which is a really light yet hydrating cream that sinks in incredibly fast to leave my under eyes as smooth as a baby's bottom. I then move onto moisturiser - recently I have been using the Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins which I cannot rave about enough. The cream itself actually feels like a cream/oil hybrid which helps to intensively moisturise my skin throughout the night which is a definite during the colder months. It also has a lovely scent, kind-of orangey and fresh but it also reminds me of cola bottle sweets, yum.
Then I give my lips a bit of a scrub with the Popcorn Lip Scrub from LUSH. I didn't expect to like the taste of this but I love it. Half the reason why I apply it is just so I can lick it off again, oops. I then apply the This Works Turbo Balm to my lips and cuticles as these have been a little dry of late. A cheaper alternative that is just as good is the Boots Botanics Face Super Balm which I have also been using on my elbows and dry patches on my face. 
I then slather my body in the Dream Cream Hand and Body Lotion from LUSH. I love using this in the evening after a relaxing bath as it's scent has hints of lavender which calm me for a good nights sleep. The lotion is also really hydrating and leaves my skin feeling smooth and nourished when I wake up in the morning. I finish off my little night time routine with my nightly dose of my favorite you-tubers and a spritz of the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray on my pillow to help me drift off. Bliss.

Do you have a night-time routine like mine? What's your favorite part?