Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Lush's Luxury Lush Pud

Having tried 'Luxury Lush Pud' a few days ago, I thought a review of it was in order. Luxury Lush Pud is from the Lush Christmas Editions Collection and it is a vibrant pink compared to last years puple that reminds me of a flamingos version of a Christmas pudding with bright polka dots in the mix to make it more over the top but it still looks so beautiful.

Not only does it have a lovely design its scent is really nice too, as it shares the same scent as the year round favorite twilight, which contains calming lavender oil, tonka oil absolute and ylang ylang so its perfect just before bed time to help get a relaxing nights sleep, which is one of the reasons I bought it for and to be honest it worked wonders. Even though Lavender is not one of my favorite scents this was perfect as the combination of the other ingredients made it smell perfect and not so much like lavender at all.

When I put 'Luxury Lush Pud' in the bath so many beautiful colours went everywhere and reminded me a rainbow. The bath was so many colours which was wonderful and once it finished disolving it was a dark pink shade with sparkles. Out of all of lush's range I have tried this has to be one of the most beautiful and most entertaining to watch, I really wish I stocked up while they were on sale.

I really found this bath product very hydrating and made my skin feel super soft. The only small problem is that it made my skin a little bit pink but nothing major and it was easily rinsed off with water, so I would re buy.

Vegan? Yes
Rating - 9/10

Did you get anything in the Lush sale? 

Melissa x

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Monday, 29 December 2014

Goals For 2015

Instead of doing a New Years resolution post, I have decided to do a goals post instead as it seems more achievable then resolutions. Last year I have achieved so much but with the New year just around the corner I have some new goals for 2015. I can't believe how fast 2014 has just flown by but I am looking forward to achieving new goals for 2015.

This year has been brilliant but for 2015 we have many things planned and loads of things to do such as me and my husband finishing our courses, my husbands electrician course and my make up artistry course so hopefully it will be ok inshallah.


Scheduled posts - At the moment my posts are infrequent and I some posts were not planned, but a goal for the upcoming year is to improve on this but I am happy with what I have achieved so far with my blog.

Learn Arabic - I have read the Quran in English 3 times so far and I read it everyday but I hope to learn Arabic so I can read the Quran in Arabic, I already know the prayer in Arabic but learning the whole Quran is a goal I would love to achieve.

Complete my Makeup Artistry Course -  I have enjoyed my course so far and have learned so many different techniques and looks but my dream is to finish  it and finally get a job on a makeup counter somewhere in Glasgow. Its a job I have always dreamed about.

More Charity work - In Islam its important to help with charity as its one of the pillars of Islam, so its very close to my heart so I am always thinking of ways to raise money for charity. Over the last year I have entered the race for life, my husband did pedal for Scotland and raised over £300 for a Palestine hospital by cycling 47 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Next year we hope to help raise more money for charity and donate as much as we can too.

 Confidence boost- I have gained so much confidence over the years and blogging has been a great help for me. I am moving in the next few months to a new area so I hope to make some new friends hopefully.

Visit Dad's side of the Family -  I have 3 children and I would love for them to be able to meet my family in Essex one day. I have not been to see my family in Essex for nearly 5 years now as it is so expensive to travel and also to stay their as well is not very affordable for me at the moment. I hope I can work something out as so much time has traveled now I miss them.

Save Money -  I have never been someone who spends beyond their means but I just like finding bargains and savings.  Me and my husband are hoping to buy our own home one day instead of renting so saving seems the most sensible thing to do .

What are your goals for 2015?

Melissa x

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Friday, 26 December 2014

Lush Haul

Last year I missed out on the Lush Boxing day sale in store and online as I was not quick enough and it sold out so quickly unfortnatley. So I was adamant this year I would be going to my local lush store even if it meant a long wait in a queue and try my best to get a bargain. 

I was at my local Lush store as soon as it opened and it was extremely busy as soon as I set foot in the door but I was determined to get a few things. The store was so busy I could barely move but after a few excuse mes and moving around like tetris I managed to get a few amazing beauties. After I put everything in my basket I thought it would be plain sailing but the queue was so long but it was worth the wait as everything from the Christmas range was 50% off.

Luxury Lush Pud - £1.75 on sale
 I had this last year but this year it was a vibrant pink instead of purple. Luxury lush pud is perfect before bedtime as it contains lavender oils combined with ylang ylang and tonka to help make you relax after a long day, so I am looking forward to having this after a long day.

Lord Of The Misrule - Not available anymore :(
Another favorite that I had tried last year. Lord of the misrule is a blend of spices patchouli and black pepper oil which is perfect for the festive season leading up to the new year and whats more this has a surprise as it contains popping candy.

Shoot For The Stars - On sale at £1.75 
I think I just bought this because I just love the design that it has on it. Shoot for the stars has the same scent as the soap that is in shops/online all year round honey I washed the kids which is a combination of a honey and caramel scent. 

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar - Unavailable
My sister got me this for Christmas thankfully, just as well because when I went to the shop they were already sold old and I can see why. Candy Mountain is a cotton candy scent which is like the popular soap rock star which is one of my favorite Lush soaps.

Butterbear - Unavailable :(
This is from Lush's all year round favorite butterball which has been transformed into a teddy just for the holiday season which is fantastic. Butterbear has a generous amount of cocoa butter to help keep skin soft with its blend of vanilla and ylang ylang.

Dashing Santa - On sale £1.47
I could not resist to get this as its perfect for the festive season even though Christmas day has past it still keeps the holiday cheer until the new year. Dashing Santa is a blend of mandarin oil, bergamot oil and orange flower to help get the spring in your step.

Snow Fairy Shower Gel - Unavailable
These were literally flying off the shelves to its the first thing I put in my basket I was lucky as I got the last medium sized one  and it was not long before the rest were snapped up. Snow fairy is a blend of cotton candy. This is also available in the magic wand and the godmother soap.

Overall I am very pleased with my boxing day sale haul and got so much more then I expected to get but then again can you really have to much Lush in your life?

Did you get anything in the Lush sale?

Melissa x 

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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Simple Candy Cane Nail Tutorial

With Christmas just around the corner and not much time left to do the Christmas shopping I thought of a simple solution for myself and others to have Christmas themed nails in a simple and effective way with nail polishes that I own, all you need is a white, red nail polish and a top coat.

I am no professional when it comes to nail art but I always like to get a nice nail polish on with a simple design. I just love changing my nail shade every few days as I have so many to choose from its great to have a different look every other day, well in my case anyways, I am so used to it now anyways, my husband hasn't seen my plain nails in ages haha.

Step 1 - Apply a thin layer of base coat, I used barry M base coat.
Step 2 - When the top coat has dried apply 2 layers of white nail polish, making sure to wait between each layer so the nail polish has a chance to dry, I used models own snow white.
Step 3 - Once both layers have dried get a red polish and start from the bottom of the nail and drag diagonally up the nail, and do the same again to make another line.
Step 4 - Once every step is complete apply a top coat so that the nails look more glossy and the nail polish lasts that extra bit longer.

What nail polish are you wearing for Christmas?
Melissa x
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

My Night Skincare Routine

night skin care
Before blogging, I didn't really bother so much with skincare as I really didn't think it mattered at all. This all changed the longer I blogged and seeing so many fabulous skincare products all the different roles each skin care has. I ended up buying a few to try out and have ended up with these as my everyday night time regime and I just love them and they make such a difference to my skin and its so much easier applying makeup now and my skins so much more clearer now.

Since I was a late teenager my skin has been combination skin and has breakouts every now and again so I try my very best to combat to keep my skin as clear as possible. With the following steps and trying the same products for a month I can conclude that the following products are working well for me and I am happy with the results.

I start off by removing my makeup and then washing my face with water

Dr Jart+ V7 Cleansing Foam - I then apply thin layer of cleansing foam on my skin just before I go upstairs and leave it on my skin for 15 minutes and wash it of my skin in circular motions.

B. Pure Micellar Water - This is something that I never heard of before blogging but I am so glad I found it as it removes impurities and removes any makeup that has not been removed with the prior steps. The micellar water has no scent and does not effect my sensitive skin.

Benefit 'It's Potent' Eye Cream - I got this in a recent Birchbox and I know its a sample size but it has lasted such a long time and has made a difference to my dark circles I use this at night and also every morning, when this has finished I am defiantly re purchasing.

ESPA Optimal Skin ProSerum- This is a luxury that I won in a competition last year! Its got a heavenly scent and it makes me feel like a queen when I apply it. Its makes my skin very smooth and absorbs into the skin almost instantly. This is enriched with omega 3,6 and 9 and vitamins A & E which helps to even and brighten up the skin tone.

Superdrug Vitamin night cream - This cream is enriched with vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant and has a complex mix of other vitamins such as A,B,F and H with horse chestnut extract which helps care for dry skin. This is an affordable cream and in my own opinion works wonders and pampers my skin every evening.

White rabbit skincare Lip balm - A company that is available on etsy this lip balm is just lovely as its scent is coconuts and it is natural. I.I always apply this after all the other steps to keep my lips from getting dry or chapped in the colder weather and its worked so far this December.

I am open to trying other skincare in future but until I have used the following up I will keep using them as I am happy with how they keep  my skin mostly clear which is fabulous

What is your night skincare routine?

Melissa x

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

November Empties

November Empties
I know it sounds like I say this every month but were on earth did November go? It must of been the fastest month of the year yet for me  and I can't believe its actually December now and its not long to go now until Christmas and dare I say it 2015 a brand new year.

I have not had many empties posts this year as I end up throwing out most of the empty products out  before I even get a chance to take a picture haha but the lucky thing is this time I finished these 4 products at roughly the same time so it worked out well for making a November empties post.

Caudalie divine oil 50ml £17.50 (sample)
I got this a few months back in a birchbox and my husband mostly used it as he ran out of beard oil and he also used it on his hair, I used it too. Divine oil is blend of grape, hibiscus, seasame and argan oils blended together with antioxidants it can be used for hair, nails, skin and can be used in the bath or as a massage oil, so its a very vesratile oil. I personally liked this oil but I really could get along with the smell unfortunatley as its scent was a bit overpowering for myself and my husband too.
Buy again? No

Bleach London Split Fix Serum 50ml £6
Bleach London is a fairly new brand which has become available in boots, I was tempted to try something from the range and I ended up choosing the hair serum as my hair has been more colours then the rainbow over the years so I wanted something to help keep my hair smooth and washing and to use for pre styling. I really loved this and it worked wonders on my hair and would recommend it to anyone with split ends or has changed their hair colour a lot. The only small downfall with this product is that to much comes out the pump with just one pump.
Buy again? Yes 

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 30ml £9.99
Finding a foundation that matches my skin tone can be a challenge for me sometimes but the healthy mix foundation has a decent selection to choose from and I chose light vanilla which is perfect for my complexion. The product claims to last and be radiant for 16 hours as it has a mixture of melon, apple and apricot which does give it a beautiful scent but not overpowering at all. The product claims about lasting 16 hours maybe a is bit exaggerated and I would say personally it lasted a good 10 and it did make my skin look more radiant so that is fantastic.
Buy again? Yes 

LOreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray for Colour Hair
I am always changing my hairstyles everyday for victory rolls to big hair don't care kinda look so I need a hairspray that will last all day and will hold my hairstyles with no flyways. unfortnatley this hair spray wasn't brilliant for me and had little to no holding power for me, I had to get an other hairspray, thankfully this was only the smaller bottle of hairspray.
Buy again? No 

What have you used up last November?

Melissa x

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Illamasqua Lipstick in Vampette

Illamasqua Lipstick vampette
Its December and that can only mean one thing not long now till its Christmas I am so excited!! and Illamasqua will be on my list for sure. I have bought so much Illamasqua over in past year ever since finding out about the brand when I first started blogging. the range just drew me in with the classic glamour style and the fabulous selection of makeup they have to offer, they are the perfect treat for any makeup fan or makeup artist.

I won 5 Illamasqua Glamour Lipsticks in a competition and vampette was one of the shades included in the selection. Vampette is a deep plum shade which is from their glamour collection and they are in a satin finish, the shade is a very dark purple that is almost fruity in appearance like a blackcurrant  kinda look in which I love and I would think it would go so well with any look, as myself I love to dress in a modern vintage style and this matches my style so well I would say it would suit everyone especially in the winter and its even in my top 5 winter lipsticks post.
illamasqua lipstick vampette

As you can tell by my picture even though this lipstick is a deep plum shade it matches my bright pink/blue outfit and of course my vibrant red hair perfectly! I have to say out of all my lipsticks in my collection this is my favorite for December and its in my handbag for everyday use.

I must say this lipstick is long lasting lipstick and lasted all day for me even with a warm coffee. This lipstick may be a bit pricey for £18.50 but I think its the perfect treat as its such a beautiful shade and its lasting too its the perfect addiction to any Illamasqua fan.

Have you tried Illamasqua yet?

Melissa x

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Sunday, 30 November 2014

5 Nail Polishes For The Winter

Following on from yesterdays my top 5 winter lipsticks, I have decided to follow on that post with my top 5 choices for winter nail polishes. I have quite a nice selection of nail polishes and the collection itself has grown a lot as you all might know how.... blogging. Winter is very versatile season were you can get inspiration from abosulty everything such as the dark nights I thought a nice dark nail polish like a matte black would be perfect for that and also like the last leaves that fall reminds me a lot of spices and a burnt orange.

With the winter season being perfect to brighten our look up its nice to have your nails to match your outfit and also to brighten up any mood. The selection I have chosen are perfect for everyday wear and to show off during the festive season. 
(from top to bottom)
Illamasqua - Scorn | £14.50
I find that matte black during  the winter as well as all year round in Britain, black just matches everything perfectly from a casual outfit to going out to a party. Scorn is perfect as it is a matte effect nail polish and looks very professional and very easy to apply.

Barry M Gelly Effects - Mustard | £3.99
I have always been a fan of Barry M's Gelly range even though they are a bit of a hit and miss with bloggers. I find these beautifully thick and very easy to apply its very glossy when it had dried. The mustard shade is exactly like mustard and its just perfect for those horrid foggy days or any day you like. I like to wear this while shopping personally.

OPI - Turn On The Hot Light || £11
OPI have to be a salon favorite and are one of my favorite nail polish brands as they have many shades to choose from, the shade I chose in my top 5 nail polishes is virbant silver with a lot of sparkle and is like decorations on a Christmas tree or the stars at night, seeing as we get darker nights now its winter.

Models Own - Red Alert || £4.99
Red is such a statement shade and for me brings out more coconfidence for me which is a big bonus for me as I like to dress in a retro style. Red alert is a perfect shade as it stands out in the crowd and every were you look this season you see the shade red from Christmas decorations to Rudolph red nose.

China Glaze - Traffic Jam || £6.95
Many of us enjoy enjoy mulled wine over the festive period (I personally don't drink) but this shade is very much like a red wine shade and matches it very well so its perfect for festive events and perfect for Christmas day as this colour would match any outfit.

What is your favorite Winter Polish?

Melissa x

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Reasons I love my Husband


Me and my husband have nearly been married for four years, we may of had our ups and down but our love has grown so much more since the day we got married. We got married 4 years ago in Glasgow and we had our honeymoon there as well, we are going for a weekend again this year again to celebrate our 4 crazy years being married.

Reasons I love my husband
- He is an amazing dad to our 3 children
- I am training to be a makeup artist at the moment and he such a flower! he lets me makeup practice on him and he just loves it!
- Every now and again he surprises me with my favorite flowers
- His dance moves aren't the best but they are hilarious 
- He never gives up, at the moment he works long shifts, goes to college and is a dad and husband.
- He loves hoovering, that's a chore off my list haha.
- He coughs when he farts to try and disguise it, he thinks hes being a gentleman haha
- We never fall out for over 1 hour as one of usually starts to laugh and we end up hugging and making up.

They is many more reasons but this post would be extremely long but I am sure you all get the idea.
I will do some more posts like this in the run up to our anniversary so I can share our celebrations with you all.

 Till next time guys and dolls!
Melissa x 

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Makeup Revolution Lipstick - Enchant

makeup revolution lipstick enchant
I just love bargains I must admint, every time I go shopping I am always looking for items on sale or a price to good to miss, but with makeup revolution I know I am just going to buy a haul because they have such an amazing range for an affordable price but what makes the deal so much better for me is that the quality of the makeup is just amazing, very unexpected to most affordable makeup brands that I have tried out before. Makeup Revolution is cruelty free and have a wide choice of makeup to choose from.
makeup revolution swatch enchant
Enchant is a light pink which reminds me of Peach from Super Mario! I just love the pink its perfect for everyday wear and would go with any outfit. The shade itself is creme and stays put for up to two hours plus which is very respectable for a lipstick which is only £1! and not only that it smells so much like vanilla and its not overpowering at all.
The look of the lipstick is what you would expect for a £1 but it really blends in with my lipstick collection and looks amazing with other Makeup Revolution lipsticks.
makeup revolution lipstick enchant
 - Affordable
- Long Lasting
- Nice scent
- Simple but effective design
 Loose lid 

If your like me and like to have a few lipsticks and few of the premium I would recommend to add this fabulous lipstick to your collection! I am looking forward to adding more to my collection and for a £1 they are just guilt free.

Have you tried Makeup Revolution yet? 

Melissa x

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Friday, 14 November 2014

The Vegan Kind #13

the vegan kind #13
 Happy Birthday to the amazing The Vegan Kind
Its been their first year in business and they done amazingly well with giving a great variety in their boxes and gaining loads of followers on social media as well over the past year, they deserve every success giving a subscription box for Vegans/Vegetarians and people who just want to give vegan products a go.
Quinola Mother Express Quinoa (RRP £2.55)
I am a big fan of Quinoa because of its health benefits and that it is full of fibre and protein and the main thing for myself it actually really fills me up compared to rice and pasta. I have never tried this brand before but it has won 6 great taste awards and is Michelin starred and I will be having it with my dinner tonight with some curry and salad Yummy!!

Ten Acre How Chicken Soup Saved The Day Crisps 40g ( RRP £0.80)
I seriously couldn't wait to eat these! I ate them with my lunch the same day I got the box, I must admit I am a massive crisp fan and just wish I could find these in store as they taste amazing. These crisps are great for people who are Vegan Vegetarian and these are even halal, kosher and they are even gluten free.

Considerit Salted Caramel 65g (RRP £2.50)
This was made especially made for the vegan kind so I feel very lucky to have this as I just love salted caramel. This is perfect for ice cream and to put onto a hot chocolate, I am looking forward to trying this with the vegan card recipe card which is a pumpkin spice latte.

Rebel Kitchen Orange Choc Mylk (RRP £0.99)
 I was looking foward to trying this but I did not get the chance because my daughter Ameerah loved the look of the carton and decided she wanted  to try it, she loved it and wants me to buy some more of  these! so they are a big success in my house, really need to order more for the family. These are great for everyone as they have no refined sugar additives or preservatives and of course - dairy free!
Organic Surge Awakening Shower Gel 250ml (RRP £5.99)
I have tried organic surge last year  and I really loved the range so I am happy to have something different this time in the vegan kind box, the scent is perfect for the morning as it smells very refreshing. My husband really loves the scent of this and he is the king of showers so he will be using this for sure haha.

The Primal Kitchen Coconut & Macadamia Paleo Bar 45g (RRP £1.59)
The ingreients to this are 100% Paleo and 0% and is made with only 5 ingredients so its the perfect natural engery bar. My husband ate this after coming back from the gym and he really  enjoyed it and was surprised how delicious it tasted and the fact its natural too.

As ever I am very pleased with my The Vegan Kind Box and you can order from their website Here!
The box is £10 and the p&p is £3.15.

Melissa x 

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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

I Love Make up - Go To Hell Palette

go to hell palette
There are so many posts by myself and so many other bloggers about the fantastic Makeup Revolution range and I can honestly see why they are popular. I have reviewed so many things from makeup revolution from there Sugar and Spice Palette and the Colour Chaos Palette so I was very excited to try the Go To Hell Palette to see how it compared to the other palettes that I have.

These palettes are so pigmented and high quality I always seem to forget that they are affordable because they are easy to blend and apply, The Go To Hell Palette is only wait for it ....£6.49!! and that is for 18 eyeshadows, for me that is a bargain for a quality palette.

They are 18 shades in total in this palette from sparkles to matte shades. They have a nice selection of dark shades and lighter shades so they are very easy to blend together to create a number of makeup looks. I find that these eyeshadows have very little fallout but you do get a lot of colour at the same time. The Palette itself is what you would expect from a palette at £6.49 but I just love the design and the writing on the palette itself so it looks great in my makeup drawer as do all the makeup revolution products that I have at the moment.

I would be getting more Makeup Revolution Palettes as they are loads of choices and they are amazing value for money. The shades last a long time without using any primer but for a longer lasting result I would recommend using a eyeshadow primer and a makeup setting spray, I use makeup revolutions eyeshadow primer in matte and it really works wonders for me and I should be doing a post about it in the near future.

Do you have any makeup revolution palettes?

Melissa x

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Monday, 3 November 2014

Makeup Revolution - Sugar and Spice Palette

Makeup Revolution Sugar and spice Palette
Makeup revolution are a relativity new makeup brand that has gained popularity very quickly and I can really see why as they have so much to choose from! They are very affordable so you can enjoy a splurge without feeling guilty about how much its going to cost. Makeup revolution have been a blogging favorite since they started out and ever since I tried the makeup for myself I have been addicted to it, the choices are amazing and surprisingly high quality for price.
Makeup Revolution Sugar and spice Palette
The Palette I choose is called Sugar and Spice and it has 6 blushers and 2 highlighters in it with a mixture of matte and shimmers. This palette is perfect for contouring and highlighting and as the name suggests these shades are the perfect compliment to the name with spicy shades and lighter shades which act as the highlighter which I find is perfect for contouring, first I apply the blusher along my cheek bone then directly above and below it I highlight so my cheeks look more contoured and it really makes a subtle difference to my face shape. 
Makeup Revolution Sugar and spice Palette
The Palette itself is very good quality and its surprising that the palette is only a very affordable price of £6! that is way less then £1 per shade, so you are definatley getting your moneys worth in one palette. The shades are very pigmented and I am training to be a  makeup artist at the moment and without doubt I would use Sugar & Spice Palette  as its versatile for so many looks. I even use this palette most days because I have so many choices to choose from, I really do love it.
Makeup Revolution Sugar and spice Palette
As for the pigmentation of this, all I can say is wow I am shocked! with a small amount you get so much colour, so I recommend not putting to much on your blusher brush as only a small amount can make such a big difference. For a long lasting results use a primer before applying foundation and apply a makeup setting spray for a longer lasting result. For myself personally I did not need to apply anymore throughout the day as it looked flawless for me.

What is your favorite Blusher?

Melissa x

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Sunday, 2 November 2014

November Wishlist

I just can't believe it November! seems like it was only just the summer now its only one more month until dare I say it .... Christmas! I have to say the weather has been quite nice lately and I hope its quite mild all winter not a fan at all of the freezing cold anyways forget about the weather my wishlist is just fantastic, its full of amazing things this month.

Kat Von D - Studded Lipstick Set || RRP $39 
I know these are only sample size but these are just amazing why buy one lipstick when you can have 9 for a fantastic price, I have always wanted to try Kat Von D lipstcks but I have always been unsure on which shade to choose, so this set is just perfect for me.

Lime Crime - Venus: The Grunge Palette || RRP $42
I have wanted to get this palette for a few weeks now as I just love the design of the palette and of course the shades inside are just perfect for everyday wear with a mixture of matte and shimmer shades.

MAC - Sharon Lipglass in Bijou || £15.50
I have tried Mac lipsticks such as Flat Out Fabulous and Russian Red but I have yet to try their lipglasses, I think Sharon's lipglass in bijou is the perfect choice as its versatile to be mixed with lipsticks or just worn on its own.

NARS- Sheer Matte Foundation || RRP £31
I have wanted this foundation for ages, I have no NARs counter near me at the moment which is a shame as I like to test a foundation before I buy it. Matte foundations are my favourite as they usually last longer for me.

Yankee Candle - Candy Cane Lane || RRP £16.99
Yankee Candles are always in my house as they smell amazing and you can smell the scent through out the house. Candy Cane Lane is Christmas candle and smells like peppermint, cookies and vanilla and can last between 65 and 90 hours! I am looking forward to Christmas shopping.

What is on your November Wishlist?

Melissa x

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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Illamasqua Lipstick in Cherub

I am sure you all know that Illamasqua  has to be one of my favorite premium brands as I just love their selection, for me they just stand out from the crowd. My collection has grown rapidly over the past few months thanks to blogging. Recently on twitter I won 5 beautiful Illamasqua Glamore Lipsticks! and cherub was one of them.

Illamasqua Lipstick in Cherub | £18.50 is a warm coral colour in a satin finish. Cherub  is from the Glamore collection and is a nude shade that is designed to give you a beautiful colour and a long lasting satin finish. I just love the shade and find its perfect for a natural look as well as perfect for the Autumn and winter months. The Lipstick applies very easily and can be applied directly to the lips or a lipstick brush can be used also for the same fabulous results.

Cherub is a perfect everyday lipstick, so I would say its great for work, going shopping etc. Its perfectly adaptable to everyday beauty. I found that this lipstick was long lasting and lasted about 4-5 hours before the need to reapply. Even after all the time the lipstick still looked fantastic and did not look dull or anything like that. I carry this lipstick in my bag with me at all times as its the perfect shade for everyday and I just love the shade coral.

What is your favorite Autumn Lipstick?

Melissa x

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Spiced Orange Yankee Candle

spiced orange yankee candle
Autumn is now well under way and Halloween is just around the corner, its been a perfect excuse for me to buy a new Yankee Candle. The Spiced Orange Yankee Candle small Jar | £7.99 is my choice this week and it has been my favorite relaxing candle this week as it has such a delightful spicy scent.

Presented in the traditional Yankee Candle way, with a burnt orange wax colour. Spiced Orange is a beautiful scent with a blend of sunny citrus and ginger, which makes it the perfect Autumn and Winter candle as its a warming scent and reminds me a lot of Christmas baking. Yankee candle has so many candles now its unbelievable, and this scent has to be one of favorites that I have tried yet as it has a very homely and refreshing scent. 

The small jar can burn from 25 to 40 hours, I have used this candle for a week now every evening and it still looks like it has been barely used so I definatley think it is worth every penny.

What is your favorite Yankee Candle scent?

Melissa x

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

China Glaze - Traffic Jam

china glaze traffic jam

china glaze traffic jam

china glaze traffic jam

Since my nail polish collection has grown over the months, all thanks to blogging... I have had a few favorite brands and China Glaze has to be one of them with their vast range of colour's and styles from neon's to sparkles. I have about 10 China Glaze nail polishes and this is on of them and it is called traffic jam.

Traffic Jam is a delicious berry creme which reminds me a lot of a divine raspberry sorbet. This shade is perfect for any occasion whether your going on a shopping trip or going out to dinner. The formula of the nail polish is very easy to apply and even with one coat it looks quite opaque but if you want it to 100% I would recommend two coats and to finish your nails off apply a top coat to help prevent your nails chipping so easily and to make the nails look more glossy.

 China Glaze is high performance nail polish which is free from DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde. These nail polishes are made out of china clay which helps strengthen the nails whilst giving you the most beautiful nail colour. China glaze are affordable and you can buy them from Beauty Bay for £6.95, on the website you will have loads to choose from, from the brand.

   What is your favorite nail polish shade?

Melissa x

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