Winter Beauty Saviours

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I feel like I am the last person on earth to talk about winter beauty saviours, definitely late to the party in my opinion, but then again, who doesn't love a good dose of skin loving beauty products to help you get through the winter season? I definitely love reading about people's winter favourites, mainly because I'm nosy and secondly, I like finding out about products I've never heard of before. So, let me share with you today, my current winter beauty saviours and why I like them so much.

When the weather turns super, super cold, I always swap my cleanser for something more creamy and hydrating. This season, my go-to has been the Clarins Cleansing Milk. It feels really rich when applied, but doesn't clog my pores at all and leaves my skin feeling nicely cleansed and soft. Moving swiftly on to body care, the Bodhi & Birch Jasmine Falls Bath & Shower Therapy (*) has been an absolute godsend. I love everything from the texture, to the scent to how it makes my skin feels after, it's just such a lovely shower gel. I guess the main thing for me is just how relaxing it makes me feel after a shower, definitely the perfect wind down product. Lastly, I'm going to talk body moisturising, and skin during the winter is definitely in need of a more richer lotion. For the main part of my body, I love The Body Shop's Cocoa Butter Body Butter, it's super moisturising, sinks in really quickly and leaves my skin feeling mega soft. For my hands and feet, I recently discovered Les Couvent Des Minimes. Their Gardener's Hand Healer (*) and Hiker's Foot Healer (*) have both been absolutely amazing this winter. I have never had softer hands and feet and it's all thanks to this duo. It also helps that they smell gorgeous and really gives my skin the moisture it needs to combat the wintry air. 

So that is all my winter beauty saviours, have you tried any of these products before? What are your winter beauty favourites?
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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick - Glastonberry

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If you asked me which lipstick was my favourite of last year, my answer would straight away be, Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution Lipstick in Glastonberry. I don't know why it has taken me so long to write a blog post about it and I know everyone and their mum has already shared their thoughts, but hey ho, everyone writes a post differently. It is the most gorgeous shade of berry red I have ever seen and just so, so beautiful when applied. The formula is matte and applies smoothly on to my lips without any tugs whatsoever. I am in love with the packaging, which is a super classy gold bullet with Charlotte Tilbury engraved on it. The head is also square which allows for an easy and even application. At £23.00 a pop, it's pricey, but worth every single penny. So if you're looking to treat yourself, you won't regret choosing this at all.

Have you tried any Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks before?


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VIDEO: January Beauty Favourites 2015


Welcome to the first beauty favourites of 2015! I have tried some great products this month and picked the most finest to show you today. Hope you enjoy the video and as always, thank you for watching!
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Top Five Make Up Brushes

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How I use to apply make up without a brush, I really do not know (yes, I used my fingertips for most bits of make up that I applied to my face, sounds dodge), but today, I could never live without a good brush for applying different types of products. So let me talk you through my top five make up brushes, the ones I literally swear by and probably wouldn't be able to function without them.

Starting off with eyes, the No7 Eye Colour Brush is pretty handsome in my opinion, the head is a good size for application and blending and soft bristles make it perfect for the sensitive eye area. For blusher, I always go back to the Dolce & Gabbana Blush Brush. Made with high quality goat hair, this brush makes blush application super easy and accurate and imparts just the right amount on to my skin without looking cakey. Moving on to concealer, the ecoTools Concealer Brush (*) gets a massive thumbs up from me. It's a great brush for helping to get concealer in to the nitty gritty parts and blends really, really well. A real bargain too, at £5.49, you can thank me later. Now, on to my most favourite brush in this post, the MAC 109 Small Contour Brush is literally, the one! The softest bristles a brush can have, combined with the excellence of applying sculpting powder with ease, no more words are needed. Lastly, for foundation, since using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush from the Core Collection, I have rarely strayed. This brush blends foundation in so well, it gives the most smoothest and most flawless finish a girl could ever ask for. As this brush can't be bought alone, it can be a little annoying when it comes to replacing it, but I love it, so, so much, that it doesn't bother me too much.

Have you tried any of these brushes before? What are your favourite brushes?
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My Winter Beanie Collection

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At one point during this winter, I became obsessed with knitted beanie hats. I just couldn't get enough of them, and as you can see, I loved a bit of the pom pom action also. Beanie hats, in my opinion complete any outfit, adding that nice little touch to finish off. I still have a fair few tucked away in my cupboard, but these ones featured are the newest in my collection. 

From top to bottom:

Pastel Beanie - Primark
Red Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie - Topshop
Lilac Pom Pom Beanie - River Island
Khaki Beanie - Forever 21
Burgundy Pom Pom Beanie - Primark

Which one is your favourite?
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OUTFIT - That Jacket Though

Jacket - Primark
Dress - ASOS
Boots - ASOS

You know that moment when you see something in a shop and it has been exactly what you've been looking for, for a long time and you do a happy dance? That was me when I spotted this trench/mac jacket on a casual Primark trip recently. It is easily my favourite piece of clothing at the moment, so wearable and I just love the colour. Military green was and still is, the colour of the season for me. My dress is from ASOS, it's made of a super thick material which is keeping me ever so warm in this winter chill and my boots, also from ASOS was a recent sale purchase.


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Favourite Life Quotes

life is too short to wait
in the end we only regret
we are not perfect human beings
be who you are not what the world wants you to be
you dont always need a plan
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We all love a life quote, for those times when you have no idea what to do, where to think and what the next step is, quotes can really lift your mood and put you in some sort of direction. Above are some of my favourites, what are yours?
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Best Of: Dry Shampoos

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If you ask me what one hair product I couldn't live without, my immediate answer would be dry shampoo. Honestly, it is one of the best creations ever and life would not be the same without it, simples! Again, like the same as a lot of beauty products, I have tried a fair few in the past few years and today, I have picked my top three to talk to you about. So here goes.....

The all time favourite - No doubt, the Batiste Dry Shampoo is at the top of everyone's list. Easy to use, smells lovely and very, very effective. It instantly covers my greasy roots and gives my hair a massive volume boost. This is definitely my number one favourite. Priced at only £2.99, it's an absolute bargain!

The luxury one - Swell is a brand that I only learnt about around August time last year. Focusing on mainly on fine, limp and thinning hair types, the brand is passionate about proving that natural skin and haircare formulations can work just as well as synthetic formulations. The Ultimate Dry Shampoo (*) is housed in a unique-eco pump, only a small dose of the powder is needed for clean and volumised hair in a flash. 

The newbie favourite - After reading a few good reviews about the Dove Style+Care Dry Shampoo, I decided to step away from Batiste for a bit and try out this beauty and my god, were the reviews correct. The scent is classic and smells absolutely gorgeous on my hair, it gave good coverage on oily roots and made it look like I had just washed it that morning. This has definitely become an essential in my haircare routine.

What is your favourite dry shampoo?
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VIDEO: MAC Lipstick Collection - The Oranges/Peaches

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It's MAC lipstick collection time again and I've got all my orange/peach shades to show you. Hope you enjoy it!
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