Wednesday, 3 February 2016

A day in Salisbury.

salisbury cathedral

Okay, so this day out may have happened in November but I was just looking through my posts and apparently I forgot to post my post on my day out in Salisbury.

salisbury cathedral

It was a day the girls and I planned as a kind of halfway meeting point now we all live everywhere, and Salisbury just worked. You see this was a day with the girls I have known for over ten years now, my best friends from school.

The day surprised me, having never been to Salisbury I wasn't sure what to expect, but it's an awesome little town I'd love to visit again, something different.

salisbury We planned to go to the Christmas market, but this wasn't open yet so instead went for a wonder around town and found the Salisbury Cathedral. I love exploring new areas so this was really cool to see, very pretty too.

york roast co salisbury

Then it was time for lunch, we found the nicest little roast dinner sandwich cafe where we grabbed a bite to eat; The York Roast Co. I got a pork and stuffing roll with crackling and roast potatoes on the side. I was literally stuffed afterwards but it is definitely a place I recommend you visit if you're ever in Salisbury.

Have you ever been to Salisbury?

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Monday, 1 February 2016

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation review.

nars all day luminous weightless review
nars all day luminous weightless review

Ever since the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation was released last year I have had my eyes on it but never gave into the temptation to purchase. Over Christmas my sister wore this foundation after my recommendation to her based on what she wants from a foundation, and I was so impressed with the finish I had to purchase it, and quickly.

The NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is said to provide 'full, natural-looking coverage with unexpected weightless, 16 hour wear' and to be 'highly pigmented' all from 'just one drop.'

This foundation really does provide natural-looking coverage which feels weightless on the skin. As to the coverage of the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, I would say it is more of a light to medium coverage, which is buildable. I also love the fact if I do build up any coverage around my nose and eyes it still feels completely weightless, something I find rare to come across in many foundations when building coverage. 

I have never worn the foundation for 16 hours, so I cannot comment on this but I do know the foundation lasts really well on my skin. I can wear it all day without having to worry about touching up or anything. 

As to the one drop being all you need, I disagree with this. I find the foundation does spread really well but I use about two drops.

Overall, I think the foundation really lives up to its name and does exactly what it is meant to do. I also love the final finish, a luminous matte would be the way I would describe it. It is definitely a foundation well worth trying if you haven't already.

Have you tried the NARS All Day Luminous Foundation? What's your thoughts?

Friday, 22 January 2016

Lush The Magic of Christmas Bubble Bar review.

lush magic of christmas
lush magic of christmas bath
lush magic of christmas review

This may be a bit naughty writing a review on a product you can't get your hands on anymore, but I couldn't not share a review of the The Magic of Christmas Bubble Bar.

Bubble bars have always been my favourite product from Lush - I love the amount of bubbles they create, the fact they are multi-use products and the fact they change your bath colour water. The Magic of Christmas Bubble Bar is a limited edition bubble bar that I unsurprisingly love.

It has a gorgeous wintery cinnamon scent to it that really spreads and fills up my whole flat with the smell. I love the warming smell, and find it really relaxing. 

The Magic of Christmas bubble bar turns your bath water a yellow colour, but I think my favourite thing about this bubble bar would be its slightly different design. The bubble bar itself is propped on a stick that you can twirl under the tap as it creates your bubbles. It is basically the lazy girl's bubble bar, not that its hard to crumble the normal bubble bars under the tap but you know.

All in all, Lush have done it again, I love the Magic of Christmas Bubble Bar - I'll definitely be purchasing a few if it comes back next Christmas.

What's your favourite product from Lush? Have you tried this bubble bar?

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Wishlist January 2016.

wishlist 2016 january

Ahh, it's been a while since I shared a wishlist so today I thought I would share with you what I have been lusting after lately. I have even thrown in a lifestyle item too.

1) Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine £20.50 - A product I have seen mentioned a fair few amount of times, but recently I tried the tester in Boots and I have fallen in love. I loved the instant texture it created whilst making my hair look healthier - I need this in my life. The best or teasing part is I only need to earn a pound more in Boots points before I can get it for free using my points. 

2) Marc Jacobs Lola EDP £48.50 - Marc Jacobs Lola perfume has always been my favourite, ever since it was first released. I ran out of my current bottle just before Christmas, and not having it has just reminded me how much I love this perfume.

3) Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation £8.99 - This is a product which has been discontinued I have realised after hunting for it for the last week or so, but I can still wish for it can't I? I loved the light formula, which still covered my redness and was build-able, I can't believe its gone from the shelves of Boots and Superdrug.

4) The Breakfast Scrub £5.95 - I love the idea of this, it sounds like the perfect scrub for the lazy girl aka me. I am also really curious to see how this compares t0 your regular scrub as I haven't tried anything like this before.

5) Project Life Bloom Edition Core Kit £28.99 - Since starting my Project Life I have brought lots of smaller sets but I would love to get my hands on the larger core kit. I love all the colours and designs in this set so much, I would definitely get a lot of use out of this.

What's on your wishlist lately? Have any of the things I've mentioned made your wishlist?

Monday, 18 January 2016

Outfit of the Month - January 2016.

outfit of the day january 2016
outfit leather skirt favourite missguided
outfit high neck top topshop favourite
outfit day new look boots

Ever since I finally got hold of a new leather skirt that was exactly what I was looking for I haven't stopped wearing the thing. With that being said I thought I would share with you an outfit of the day featuring this leather skirt. It is actually more like my outfit of the month.

The faux leather skirt itself is a bodycon fit with two fake zip pockets either side, a feature I love. It is from Missguided and can be found here for just £20. It fits well and is one of the only ones I have found which isn't of the A line style, I am so happy I found it.

I have paired it with a simple high neck top from Topshop which you can find here for £16. I love the fact it isn't a full polo neck, and cuts off half way up the neck creating an elegant look. It is very light to wear, and also works great with a pair of jeans.

Lastly I popped on my calf-length boots from New Look which I brought a few years back to dress up the overall look. 

This is definitely my go-to outfit at the moment, what are you loving wearing currently?

Monday, 11 January 2016

Beauty Haul & Sale Picks // Space NK & The Body Shop.

sale haul space nk the body shop

2016 is the year of saving so of course I had to buy a few treats in the sales first, and, a couple of items I have been after for the longest time ever. 

space nk haul sale

I started my haul online at Space NK by finally picking up the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Dimlight - a powder that must have been in and out of my online shopping bag at last fifty times, and I'm not even exaggerating. Having had the product for nearly two weeks now I completely understand why everyone loves it so much, the finish is absolutely stunning. I love that it is slightly tinted yellow too as I suffer from redness. 

I also picked up the Laura Mercier Original Foundation Primer; another product I've been meaning to buy for ages. I've tried this previously, and fell in love with it so I am really looking forward to bringing this back in to my makeup routine. 

space nk haul sale

The last two buys were both sale buys, and from brands I have wanted to try for a long time but haven't been able to justify the price. The first is a Diptyque gift set containing two of their smaller sized candles. I cannot wait to give these a go, and cannot believe they both only cost me a total of £19. The other item I picked up was the Aromatherapy Associates Tree gift, containing a mini Revive Morning Bath and Shower Oil - a little luxury product I have always wanted to try.

Following my online shopping, I then went shopping in West Quay and got hold of a few sale bargains.

yankee candle sale

I started by entering the Yankee Candle Shop, and picked up two Sparkling Cinnamon tarts. I love how warming this fragrance is, I just wish they hadn't sold out of  the jar candles of this scent before I got to town. 

body shop sale

Next, and lastly I of course had to visit The Body Shop. The Body Shop always have an awesome sale and this Christmas was no different. 

I picked up two shower gels in the scents Smoky Poppy and limited edition scent Frosted Plum. I also picked up the matching Frosted Plum lip balm. Smoky Poppy has quite a perfume style fragrant scent to it and Frosted Plum a much sweeter scent.

body shop sale

I also couldn't resist picking up the Indian Night Jasmine EDT seeing as I had run out of my old bottle. I love the newer packaging but seeing as this was at least half the price I am sure I will survive.

Lastly, I picked up one of their limited edition Colour Crush lipsticks in the shade 110 Coral Blush, a shade I have completely fallen for. It is the same formula I love in a gorgeous coral pink shade, and has been my go-to since purchasing. 

And amazingly that is everything I purchased - I don't think I went to overboard, what do you think? What bargains have you picked up in the sale?

Friday, 8 January 2016

My new beauty - a Olivia Burton Rose Gold Black Large Dial Watch.

olivia burton rose gold
olivia burton rose gold
olivia burton rose gold
olivia burton rose gold
olivia burton rose gold
olivia burton rose gold

So I haven't done a what I got for Christmas post this year but I couldn't not share this beauty with you all, which my boyfriend treated me too - the Olivia Burton Rose Gold Black Large Dial Watch.

I have wanted a watch for literally forever, and I have an obsession with everything and anything rose gold so this watch suits me perfectly.  I love all the little dials, and the fact the dial is black as it is a bit different. A metal clasp is exactly what I was after as well.

As to the dials one mini dial shows the days of the week, the second the hour on a 24 hour clock, and the last the date. 

Have you ever thought about getting an Olivia Burton watch or do you own one?