Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Autumn Fashion Wishlist

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As the seasons are changing, I have been browsing what our online shops have to offer for Autumn. I fell in love with one jacket and one coat, a Black Check Duster Jacket (top left), and the White Check Collarless Coat (bottom left). There's just something about the checked design during this time of year and I always seem to gravitate towards busy patterns. I found this gorgeous Black Monochrome 3/4 Dress (top right) on the New Look website (along with the coat) which I'll definitely be picking up for any events and parties over the Autumn/Winter period. To go along with the dress, these ASOS Prism Heels (bottom right) have been in my 'Saved Items' for such a long time and I just haven't taken the plunge yet (so I just sit and admire them).
Finally, I had to throw a little beauty in there so I noticed a Nars Exclusive on Asos, containing an eyeshadow palette, their signature blush and bronzer, a nail polish & a lip gloss (just in case you fancy REALLY treating somebody)!

What are you eyeing up for the coming season?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

False Lashes Haul!

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If you're a fan of false lashes, you will thank for me this post. I recently came across a UK-based website which stock pretty much every brand of eyelashes you can think of - Eylure, Ardell, Cherry Lashes, Eye Candy & so on, with FREE first class delivery in the UK (hurrah)! I have never been able to find the full range of the likes of Ardell & Cherry Lashes in stores so I was so pleased when I found some of the cult beauty favourites on the website (such as Ardell Demi Wispies), and you're able to pick up a few staples at the same time from more accessible brands.
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The ones which I picked up (from top left to bottom right) are Red Cherry Lashes #48, Ardell Natural Wispies, Ardell Accent 318 & Eylure Naturalites 101. I'm so excited about giving all of these a whirl and it was so hard to stay limited with the amount of selection that's on the website! They also arrived within two days so I'll be keeping them in mind when I know I have a special occasion coming up!

There was also a leaflet inside the package which I thought I would share with you for 10% off your order (AND you're getting free delivery)! Just enter EYES at the checkout and 10% will be deducted from your order!
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As mentioned above, these were all purchased at falseeyelashes.co.uk, so there's another website for all your lash lovers to add to your list!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Elemental Beauty

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Mineral beauty products have always intrigued me and the products I have tried from popular mineral-focused brands (such as bare minerals etc) haven't completely wowed me in the past. I've been trying out a couple of really affordable products from a brand called Elemental Beauty and I've have been reaching for these products over some of my all time favourites.

I'll start with the Mineral Eyeshadow (£4.99). I have the shades Seashell - a pale cream (perfect for all over the lid), and Sculptress, a taupe/brown shade (perfect for the crease/outer corner). Both of these are matte shades - which I find so useful to have, and are incredibly pigmented and smooth (I was so impressed with Seashell in regards to how bold and clean-looking it was over the lid). When used with a good eye primer, they both stay on really well and they're perfect for achieving a natural-looking, matte eye makeup look.
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The next product I've been using, is the Pure Mineal Illuminator in Opalescent (£4.99). This is such a beautiful product to use on the tops of your cheekbones, under the brow bone and down the centre of your nose to create a glowing complexion (without too much shimmer). It's really finely milled so it doesn't look too obvious on the skin and blends in really well with any other cheek products I'm wearing (normally blush & bronzer).
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It really compares to the Bare Minerals 'Giddy Pink' blush, and at just a fraction of the price it's definitely worth taking a closer look, as it just completely tops off my makeup look.

As for lip products, their Natural Peppermint Lip Gloss in Shell Pink (£6.99) I was also pleasantly surprised with. This contains none of the questionable, harsh chemicals and ingredients that most lip glosses contain, but does have natural peppermint oil for a little plumping effect. It isn't sticky or uncomfortable to wear at all, and glides on lovely. The colour Shell Pink  is a pale peach/pink with a sheen which perks up the lips and keeps them looking nice and plumped! Another win from Elemental Beauty.
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That's everything that I've tried from the brand at the moment, but I have been so happy with the quality and affordability of the products that I'll definitely be browsing the Elemental Beauty Website to see what else they have to offer. If you're interested in dabbing into the mineral world of makeup, I'd definitely recommend checking them out.

Have you tried anything from Elemental Beauty? What are your thoughts?