Top 5 Summer Shoes Wishlist!

top 5 summer shoes

Do you love shoes and are you like me with a soft spot for buying shoes? I never seem to be able to have enough and always seem to have a pair of shoes I want. That being said I thought I would share with you a Summer shoes wishlist of the five shoes I have been lusting after the most lately.

1. White ankle strap block heel shoes from New Look
I have a pair of gold sandals with a small heel that I wear all the time and love for the pure reason they make me a little bit taller whilst still feeling extremely comfortable for every day wear. I thought these would be perfect for the Summer, also look comfortable and would be a colour that goes with everything, and with the clothes that don't quite work with my gold pair.

2. Pink stud t-bar shoes from River Island
Aren't these pair of shoes from River Island just divine? I love the gold stud detailing on them. Being nude they would probably also go with pretty much anything, whilst still adding that extra bit of detail.

3. Emilio Luca X Sardinia ballerina shoes from Brantano
Every girl needs a simple comfy pair of flat shoes that they can just pop on without even thinking about and these look like shoes that could be that pair. The crotchet flower design across the shoes is a gorgeous added touch as well. I could happily wear these every day.

4. Palm Tree sandals from Primark
I've been spotting the double t-bar style of shoes everywhere lately but most of them are relatively simple and plain - these are different. As soon as I spotted the orange palm trees I wanted them. I love wearing orangey-coraley coloured clothes and accessories in the Summer so think these just might be perfect.
5. Wide Fit Turquoise Ankle Strap Cork heels from New Look
A lot of the shoes I tend to go for in the Summer are more on the neutral side but I can't say no to a splash of colour. I love that these are bright blue and the wooden-styled heel mixed together - a perfect pair of Summer shoes!

What shoes have you been lusting after lately? Let me know - PS I have actually already purchased two pairs of these shoes, can you guess which pairs I failed to resist?

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer lipstick review.

 clinique pop lipstick
clinique pop lip colour

You may have noticed this month I have been feeling rather spendy by the amount of new beauty bits I've been picking up. One of the items I picked up was the Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer lipsticks - a product I lusted after since I first spotted and couldn't wait to try.

I've been trying and testing the two shades I picked up and thought it was about time I shared my thoughts with you. The two shades I picked up were Melon Pop and Cherry Pop.

The Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer Lipsticks are said to be extremely moisturising on the lips keeping them moisturised for 8 hours. They are also said to "glide on effortlessly to a modern-velvet finish" with the "colour staying true."

The first thing I noticed about these lipsticks was how moisturising and smooth they felt upon application. They didn't cling to any dry spots and just generally felt really comfortable. I'm not sure on the 8 hour claim but the Clinique Pop Lip Colour lipsticks definitely kept them moisturised for a good four hours with ease before they needed retouching. Food and drink did effect the wear but better than other lipsticks I've tried.

As to the modern-velvet finish the lipsticks leave a very shiny finish that really catches the light. The colours really do stay true to their colour.

clinique cherry pop

Cherry Pop is a bright red shade but with fuscia mixed in creating a gorgeous Summer red on the lips.

clinique melon pop lip

Melon Pop is a shade more on the neutral spectrum, again with a tint of pink mixed in. Swatches of both shades are below with Melon Pop to the left and Cherry Pop on the right.

clinique pop lip colour swatches
Overall these Pop Lip Colour + Primer lipsticks from Clinique really are worth the hype and amazing products. I love the formula of them and how they feel on the lips. The colour payoff is amazing - I really wish I could purchase the entire collection from the range.

Have you tried these new lipsticks from Clinique? What brand makes your favourite lipstick?

Top 10 favourite blogging apps.

top 10 bloggings apps

Everyone has their favourite apps on their phone, and being a blogger there are several apps in relation to blogging that make my life so much easier. I thought I would share with you all what my top 10 favourite blogging applications are.

5 minute face.

I'm a girl who likes her sleep and sometimes that means I pretty much have 5 minutes to put some makeup on. I think I've just about nailed it down to a tea so thought I would share my routine with you all.

Mid-month favourites June 2015.

How is it already half way June I do not know, but what I do know is that means it's time for this month's mid-month favourites! I've been a bit of a naughty shopper over the last six weeks so there is a lot of new products featuring, but come July it's back to a spending ban ahh.

So onto this month's mid-month favourites... First up is actually something I received as part of my Valentines present; Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner. It's essentially a product that allows you to moisturise whilst in the bath/shower, and it is actually amazing! It was something I could never get my head around until I tried it, but now I am in love and have used the whole tub up. I love how quick it is to use and how soft it leaves my skin!

Makeup Revolution the One Blush Stick in shade matte dream is a new product that has fast become a favourite of mine. I love how easy it is to apply, but also how easy it is to blend. I have wanted one of the NARS multiple sticks for forever now and think I could have found a dupe I can justify the price for. I just now would quite like to try out a few of the other shades too, oops.
First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy was the first purchase before I went spending mad after I saw a YouTube tutorial and was amazed with the results. The formula comes out a kind of salmon pink colour and is amazing at helping with my dark circles, with the silver applicator being great for any puffiness in the mornings. It also works really well as a primer; I can't believe I waited so long to try it, and it definitely has to be my top favourite product this month!

Another purchase from a spendy Kristy was the Clinique Pop Colour lipstick in the shade melon pop. I love everything about these lipsticks from the packaging to the formula to the colour, with the shade melon pop being my favourite of the two I purchased due to it being an easy everyday colour. It feels so moisturising on the lips which I love.

MUA pro-base prime and conceal powder has been the powder I've been using to set all my makeup in place. I love the way it takes away any shine without leaving my face completely mattified. The four shades put together are great at keeping any redness at bay as well, I love this powder and recommend it to you all.
The last product I have been loving is the 130 MAC short duo fibre brush. I used to use this brush for concealer but lately I have been loving it for blending out any cream blushers. I love the fact it's a bit smaller than your average stippling brush as this allows me to focus on certain areas, and not blend the blusher back off my face if that makes sense.

Well that's the end of this month's mid-month favourites, what have you been loving lately? Is there anything I need to pick up before I'm back on my spending ban?

Boots high-end haul June 2015.

boots haul june 2015

A high-end foundation favourite running out and my never-ending beauty wishlist meant a high-end Boots haul was inevitable sooner rather than later. 

A look inside my dressing table.

ikea hemnes dressing table
ikea hemnes dressing table

I've been meaning to write this post since last November when I first purchased this dressing table but somehow it has taken me over six months to actually do so, oops.

When I moved in with my boyfriend last October the one thing I knew I really really wanted was a dressing table - you see I've never actually had one before. I used to just use the floor and a long mirror to get ready and have everything organised around.

I really wanted two key things from my dressing table; a large typical dressing table style mirror and some built-in storage for my ever-growing collection. In the end I went for the Hemnes dressing table from Ikea. I love everything about it, from the mirror to the glass table, to my matching stool. 

Today I thought I would share with you how I use my dressing table and organise all my makeup.

perfume collection

To start with let's talk about what's on top of my Hemnes dressing table. To the left I keep all of my favourite hair products - the perfect place for easy access when I'm getting ready. I also like to display my perfumes on the top of the mini drawer; this way I can swap between them depending on what I'm feeling. 

The 'k' jewellery box to the right of the drawer is something I made as a child and is filled with all of my earrings, whilst the Italy boot is from my holiday to Italy last year. I also randomly have my Tarte palette displayed as well.

ikea dressing table

To the right of the dressing table is where I keep all of my makeup brushes. All of my face brushes are in my Paris mug towards the back; whilst all of my eye brushes are kept in my ELF brush holder. 

I also have a second swivel mirror purely because one side does the whole magnified mirror thing which is incredibly useful when I'm doing my eyebrows and more creative eyeshadow. I've also got a sticky pad to the right in case I come up with any magical ideas, and my SMASHBOX primer water.

makeup collection
makeup collection

My Hemnes dressing table from Ikea also features a pull out drawer. This is split into three sections which I use for my base, eyes, and face products.

The first section is the one with all the base products. At the bottom of this little section I like to keep all of my foundations, with my concealers towards the bottom right corner and my primers towards the top of the drawer.

makeup collection

The middle section of the drawer is filled with all of my eye products if you hadn't guessed. I tend to keep my larger palettes towards the bottom left, with any smaller ones at the top of the drawer. 

All of my eye primers are also kept at the top towards the left hand-side alongside any mini mascaras I've still got. Opposite to that is all of my eyeliners, whilst below next to my palettes are all my eyeshadow sticks. 

I have also popped in my only mascara at the moment at the very bottom of the drawer.

makeup collection

As to the last section this is literally filled with everything and anything face wise. I have a couple of face blusher palettes at the bottom right of the drawer but other than that it isn't really in any particular order, except my regularly used products are towards the front.

This is the drawer where all of my blushers, powders, bronzers and highlighters are kept.

lipstick collection

And on to probably my favourite section of my dressing table... my lipstick drawer. As to be expected my lipstick drawer is full of all my lipsticks and the odd lipstick I own in a fairly disorganised mess. I do want to purchase one of those lipstick acrylic storages so I can see everything clearer but until then this keeps them tidy. I will be doing a full post on my entire lipstick collection so keep an eye out.

I haven't photographed the last drawer as this is full of bits and bobs like my passport, empty jewellery boxes and old phone cases.

How do you organise your makeup? Is there any particular section of my makeup collection you would like to see a more detailed look at? Let me know below.

Makeup Revolution Haul.

makeup revolution haul review

It has been just over a year since Makeup Revolution launched and boy have they been been raved about. I have had a large amount of products on my wishlist for quite a while now, and after trying one of their palettes and being amazed I couldn't resist any longer... and a haul happened.

makeup revolution hot spice palette

The first product I went for was one of their gorgeous-looking blush and contour palettes, a palette containing 6 blushers for the mere price of just £6. I went for the shade Hot Spice, containing a great range of neutral and brighter shades, as well as two marble blushers.

So far I've only tried a couple of the blushers but have been really impressed. The pigmentation is amazing, and just as good as any of my favourite more expensive blushers. A full review will be coming soon once I've tried it out a bit more.

makeup revolution fluid blusher

I have been eyeing up the Daniel Sandler Watercolour blushers ever since I saw them and then spotted these and instantly thought 'possible dupe' and knew I needed these fluid blushers from Makeup Revolution?

I picked up the shades Rush Me and Pink Dew.

As to the formula, it is extremely runny but seems to apply relatively easy with a stippling brush. I am finding you need quite a bit of product to get the colour to show but I do really like the dewy finish.

makeup revolution blusher

...Okay maybe I went a bit blusher mad but I wanted to try all the different styles of blusher they sell, so also picked up one of their vivid blush lacquers in heat and their blush stick in matte dream.

I loved the idea of a pump blusher, again because it's liquid and something different. I haven't given it a go yet but I'll be sure to let you know what I think once I've tried it.

As to the blush stick I've wanted the NARS multiples for a while, so thought this could be an alternative and have wanted one since I first spotted them. I like easy makeup, and the idea of painting my face sounds like fun. The pigmentation of the blush stick from Makeup Revolution is again extremely impressive, but it still blends easily. So far I am definitely loving this.

makeup revolution lip lava

Another product that has been on my Makeup Revolution wish list since I first spotted them, the lip lavas. I love my lipstick and a product that lasts a long period of time even with eating and drinking sounds perfect. 

I picked up the shades Forgiven and Tremor and I have to admit I am again extremely impressed. I tried these as soon as I received my delivery. They applied with ease and lasted for a good five or so hours with no smudging. The end result isn't sticky at all either, another win from me.

makeup revolution pigment

To end my haul I had to pick up some of their pure pigments - I keep watching YouTube tutorials involving pigments and I am in love with the finished look. I picked up the shades cautious, indirect and angelic, one neutral shade, one white-toned neutral and one pink-toned shade. I can see these being amazing for creating evening looks.

And that's the end of my massive haul; can you believe it only cost me just over £20 in total? So far I am loving the products I received, and can't wait to give them more of a go.

Have you picked up any Makeup Revolution products? What's your favourite product and what do I need to pick up next?