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Friday, 30 September 2016

September Favourites 2016


Hi chappes,

As its the 30th of September its time for my monthly favourites.

Beauty

Charlotte Tilbury Kidman Kiss Lipstick - This was present which I got after my GCSE results. And this was my first Charlotte Tilbury lipstick and I love it - the colour, formula and packaging.


Seventeen Skin WOW concealer- Seventeen kindly sent this to me this month through the Seventeen blogging network and I have been loving it. Its amazing for brightening underneath the eyes for down the bridge of your nose.

Other favourites

Our Girl - I love this show so much, the storyline are amazing and the acting in soo good. 



Zoella Lazy Days Reed Diffuser- I love the smell and this makes my room smell so good  and fresh. With the notes of fresh linen and cotton.

"Dancing on my Own" - Calum Scott - Connie Talbot cover - This song has been in my head for most of the most and I love Connie's cover of it.


Hope you like this favourites there aren't many so quite a few of my favourites are similar to previous months.

Please comment your favourite and follow.

Sarah X







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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Versatile Blogger Award



Hi chappes,

Today is a very exciting post as I was kindly nominated by Alice from https://invocati.blogspot.co.uk to for the Versatile Blogger Award. I am very grateful as it's always nice to know people are enjoying what you write and that they send time read it.




The rules of the VBA:
  • Give a shout out to the sweet blogger that nominated you.
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Include 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate more lovely bloggers for the award.
Here is my 7 facts about me:

1. I am terrified of slugs - I find them really disgusting i see one I have either jump off it or walk with pace around it.

2. I have never broken a bone in the 16 years of my life

3. I was born in Norway - but I can't speak a word of Norwegian 

4. I love small dogs like chichiwawa and pugs. I would love a long haired chichiwawa when I'm older.

5. I'm a big fan of musicals - I have watched quite a few including Mamma Mia, Wicked and Lion King

6. I love baking - especially Tanya Burr's tripe chocolate cookies

7. I love purchasing Youtubers products and books - I do own quite a lot of books written by Youtubers as well as beauty products and bath products.

I nominate:

All the  girls so 


1. JODIE 

 Twitter: @jodiedcmitchell 
 Blog: http://goingplacesanddoingstuff.wordpress.com

2. LAUREN 

 Twitter: @loulabxlle 
 Blog: http://loulabellerose.com
3. MEG
Twitter @itsmeegan

4. TONI

Twitter: @tonigeorgiaxo

5. LILY
Twitter: @lilydealxo

6. EMILY
Twitter: @L1ttleEm

7. FRANCESCA
Twitter: @bellamomentoX

8. KTKINNES
Twitter: @kvburton657

9. LILY
Twitter: @bloglilyrose

10. JADE
Twitter: @jademillardx 

11. ELLIE
Twitter: @laughingsugg

12. ELOISE
Twitter: @isthateloise

13. JORDANNE
Twitter: @ofaglasgowgirl

14. MELISSA
Twitter: @LoveeMelissaX

15. CATHY
Twitter: @OvernightBelle

16. HANNAH
Twitter: @harteva_

17. CHANTÈ
Twitter: @chantenna

18.ANA
Twitter: @ana18california

19. ASHLEY
Twitter: @ashmcc87

20. EM
Twitter: @ohfab

21. BECCA
Twitter: @beccaxjayne


22. NUSHA
Twitter: @nushablog

23. BECCA
Twitter: @beccaonblog
Twitter: @EmLDunn


25. SUMMER 
 Twitter:@theblondecafe_ 
 Blog: https://theblondecafe.wordpress.com


Hope you like this post and thank you again Alice X

Please comment if I nominated your post and please follow.

Sarah X


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Monday, 26 September 2016

Mini Superdrug Haul 2016


Hi chappes,

Today I want to share the products that got delivered from Superdrug today. If you didn't know Superdrug is a UK version of a drugstore ;)


I got:
Zoella Lifestyle Lazy Day Reed Diffuser -£12
Zoella Beauty Secret Santa Mini Sprays- £16
Tanya Burr 12 Days Beauty Advent Calendar - £25 (but at the moment £15 on Superdrug)

Zoella Lifestyle Lazy Day Reed Diffuser 


I love fresh clean scents so I decided to choice the Lazy Days scent from the collection. I love the packaging and the little details like the little bow which was tied around the stick. 
I was really excited when Zoe's lifestyle collections announced then came out as I love Zoe's home sense. i wanted to start with a reed diffuser as I don't have one for my room and I wanted to see the rest in person before purchasing it. 


Zoella Beauty Secret Santa Mini Sprays

I love all Zoella fragrances and I really wanted to try the new gingerbread one. So I thought it would be the perfect little set to try and these little ones would also be perfect for your handbag or travelling. Oh and the gingerbread one smells sooooooooooooooo good! :)

Here is a comparison between the normal size and the mini just incase any of you were wondering :) And I also love that the mini design is the exact same to the normal size.



Tanya Burr 12 Days Beauty Advent Calendar 


I was lucky enough to get Tanya Beauty Advent Calendar last year and when I saw it was £15 I could resist. I love the packaging with the gold/copper and the light blue as well as the silhouettes of I think Tanya, Jim and Martha. The calendar includes - 3 nail polishes, 2 lip glosses, 1 matte lip (which I'm very excited for), 2 glitter pots, 2 glitter liners, 1 nail file and 1 mirror. I'm very much looking forward to the 1st December so I can open the first door.

I hope you like this post.

Please comment your favourite makeup brand for Superdrug and please follow as we are nearly at 400 which is CRAZY!!!!

Sarah X



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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Benefit That Gal Primer



Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to write a review on Benefits That's Gal Primer which a lovely brightening primer.





I received a mini of this when I purchased the Benefit Porefessional  primer a few years ago. And I have recently rediscovered it as its beautiful for the transition summer-autumn months. As it helps brighten your complexion as well as smooths out your skin tone. 
The primer contains raspberry and chamomile which creates this amazing smoothing and brightening effect on the skin.


I would recommend this primer to anyone looking for a brightening, gorgeous primer and I would love to purchase the full bottle.

Please comment your favourite primer and please follow.

Sarah X
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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Seventeen Easy on the Eye Palette in " Big Smoke"


Hi chappes,

You may have seen this palette in my Seventeen first impression post but I wanted to write a full review on this palette on the Seventeen Easy on the Eye palette in 'Big Smoke" (*)



The palette has  8 matte, shimmer & pearl powders, 3 metallic creams & eye primer with dual ended applicator. It has a range of gorgeous shades and I love how compact it is with the eye primer, cream eyeshadows, matte and shimmery shades as well as a huge mirror. 





My favourite 2 shades from the palette is 'Cocoa Brown' - which is a gorgeous brown shade and 'Illuminated Bronze' which is a lovely bronze creamy eye shadow perfect for everyday.

I do have to admit I am not the biggest fan of the primer -  the eyeshadow still creases and the primer does take off any foundation or concealer that is already on the eye lid.

But overall I would highly recommend this palette if you looking a compact affordable travel palette.

Hope you like this pos, please follow and comment your favourite eyeshadow palette.

Sarah X





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Friday, 23 September 2016

New In Beauty Favourites September 2016



Hi chappes,

Recently quite a lot of amazing brands have released new products so I want to share my favourites.


Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basic Palette- this look like a gorgeous palette full of matte shades. I love Urban Decay eyeshadows they are so pigmented and easy to blend. As it says its the ultimate basic palette!:



Spectrum Brushes- I love the look of all of the Spectrum brushes. But these are pick which is my favourite colour and I have heard that Spectrum brushes are such great quality:



Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation- I am a big fan of Rimmel foundations probably because I know they do my shade. But this looks like such a nice everyday foundation:



Sleek Cleopatra's Kiss Highlighting Palette- recently Sleek have brought out some gorgeous highlighter palettes and this is no exception :) :



These all look gorgeous and I hope I will be able to try them soon.

Please comment your favourite new in makeup product and please follow.

Sarah X



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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Eat Smart Book Review



Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to write a book review on 'Eat Smart' which is a healthy cookbook written by Niomi Smart who is a youtuber.


I was lucky enough to get a signed copy which is always nice. I love the front cover of this book with the cooper spoon and Niomi looks gorgeous as always.

The recipes look all so nice- I have tried a few of them and loved them. I am so happy that the ingredients are really normal so you don't have to get foods you have never heard of or don't know why to get them from. I have done a blog post on one of the recipes which was the Banana and Mocha Ice Cream which tasted too freaking good.

I think that Niomi did such a great job with this book and she should be so proud.

I would highly recommend this book if you are looking for a healthy cookbook or another cookbook with yummy recipes.

Hope you like this post.

Please comment your favourite cookbook and please follow.

Sarah X


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Monday, 19 September 2016

Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water



Hi chappes,

Today I'm going to be writing a review on the Garnier micellar oil infused cleansing water. The cleansing water seems to be everywhere at the moment so I wanted to try it. 

      Before shaken.....                    After shaken....

       


As you can see the cleanser at first is split - oil and water but when shaken it becomes one. Then you put it on a cotton pad and take off your makeup - da-dah!
I really like this cleanser it takes your makeup off really quickly and leaves your face feeling clean and soft. I love that its quick and you don't have to rub your face and make it red to get your makeup off. It will also last a long time as you only need a small amount to take your makeup off- and I usually wear quit a lot of makeup.

Hope you like this post and I would highly recommend it.

Please comment your favourite cleanser and please follow.

Sarah X
                               


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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Sleek Matte Me Liquid Lipstick in 'Birthday Suit'


Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to write a review on the Sleek Matte Me liquid lipstick in "Birthday Suit"






For me this is a your lips but better shade so a pinky,brown colour. Its great for everyday and is long wearing. The formula drys quickly which is great and not drying however it can feel slightly tacky on the lips.



The packaging is nice and you can see the shade of the lipstick from the tube. The applicator applies the product easily and not much product get on the stick the applicator is on.

Please comment your favourite liquid lipstick and please follow.

Sarah X
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Friday, 16 September 2016

Niomi Smart Banana and Mocha Ice Cream Recipe



Hi chappes,

Recently Niomi brought out her cooking book 'Eat Smart' and I want to share my favourite recipe from it - Banana and Mocha Ice Cream.


Ingredients:
1 tbsp instant coffee
3 ripe bananas, peeled, sliced and frozen 
1 tsp vanilla 
3 tbsp cocoa powder
125ml coconut milk
1 tbsp maple syrup

Method:
Add a tbsp of boiling water to the 1 tbsp of instant coffee until combined and the coffee has dissolves.
Place the frozen bananas in a food processor until thick and creamy.
Add the coffee, cocoa powder, maple syrup and coconut milk until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
I placed it in a mason jar from Wilko or the actual recipe suggests in cupcake cases. And you place it in the freezer for at least 2 hours.(I would recommend if you put in in a jar or tub after an hour to stir the ice cream to breakup any hard ice particles in the ice cream.)
And before serving leave it out for 15 minutes so its easy to serve.
Enjoy!

I love the flavour and texture of the ice cream- and its healthy. I can't wait to try some more of her recipes. And I would highly recommend this cookbook and Niomi has done an amazing job. There will be a full book review soon.

Please comment your favourite cooking book and please follow.

Sarah X
  

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation Review



Hi chappes,

I rediscovered a foundation which I used a few years ago which is the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation.



This is a very full coverage and leaves a flawless coverage which lasts all day. It doesn't cling onto any dry patches and is a lightweight feel. The foundation has an oil-free, liquid mousse formula that blends quickly and makes my skin silky smooth and matte. It definitely minimizes the appearance of pores and gives my skin that nice natural, matte finish. Its amazing for the days when your skins looks bad or if you want a fuller coverage face. I would probably be wearing these quite often in winter months as I also love a more matte finish in winter.

Hope you like this post.

Please comment your favourite foundation and please follow.

Sarah X

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Wishlist A/W 2016



Hi chappes,

Lots of gorgeous Autumn and Christmas makeup has been coming out recently so I wanted to share my new in wishlist.


Kat Von D London Calling Set - I love that Kat Von D is coming to the Uk in the next couple of days



Tanya Burr 12 Days Beauty Calendar- I had the calendar last year and it was amazing so I would love to have it this year as well.


Laura Mercier The Iconics: Celebrating 20 Years of Iconic Artistry- I have never tried any Laura Mercier products but I have heard great reviews about them and this looks like a really cute set.



Zoella Pamper Hamper- I can't wait to try some of the ginger bread scent stuff. And the hamper looks really cute.



Girl-a-rama palette -set includes: roller lash mini,the POREfessional mini,powder brush,benetint mini,they’re real! duo shadow blender in brazen bronze,custom Shadow Blender and coralista / rockateur in split pan 



Hope you like this post. There are plenty more things I like but here are a few.

Please follow and comment what you've seen that you like.

These products are either from Superdrug, Debenhams and Benefit

Sarah X











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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Ride or Die Makeup Tag



Hi chappes,

I saw Jaclyn Hill and Madison Miller who are two amazing makeup youtubers did this makeup tag. So i wanted to do it as well and I love to tag any bloggers who is reading this.


Primer - Benefit Porefessional Primer

Foundation - Revlon Colourstay Foundation

Concealer - Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

Face Powder - Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Under eye powder - i use the same as my face powder (Please comment good under eye powders ;))

Blusher - Lancome Blush Subtil

Bronzer - Benefit Hoola Bronzer 

Highlighter - Never tried one :(

Mascara - Maybelline Lash Sensational 

Lipstick - Charlotte Tilbury Kidman Kiss and Mac Velvet Teddy 

Liquid Lipstick - Anastasia Liquid Lipstick in Crush

Lip Gloss - Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Lunch Date

Eye Lash - Tanya Burr Lashes

Eye Palette - Naked Palette

Perfume - Zoella Beauty Tutti Fruitti Spray

Hope you like this post.

Please comment your picks and please follow.

Sarah X
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Saturday, 10 September 2016

First Impression: Seventeen Makeup


Hi chappes,

Today I have a very exciting post- I joined the Seventeen Blogger Network and they kindly sent me some of their products. So I want to say a big thank you to Louise who has been so helpful and sent me out some lovely products to try out.



Seventeen Eyeshadow in 'Gold' (*) -
I love the packaging of these product especially the fastening to open it - which probably sounds quite sad ;)
The shade is very pigmented but not too over the top and the shade it perfect for bringing out blue in your eyes.
I will definitely pick up some more of their eyeshadows soon.

Easy on the Eye palette in 'Big Smoke'(*) -
 The palette has  8 matte, shimmer & pearl powders, 3 metallic creams & eye primer with dual ended applicator. It has a range of gorgeous shades - I love the shade 'cocoa brown' to put in my crease. I love how compact it is with the eye primer, cream eyeshadows, matte and shimmery shades as well as a huge mirror. Perfect!

Pink Bronze shimmer brick (*) -
This simmer brick can be used as a highlighter and/or blush . Its great that its not to over the top. And it is a very versatile product and you can use it has a eyeshadow as well.

Glow Tan Cream Bronzer(*) -
This was the first cream bronzer I have ever used. I do like the formula but the shade is a bit too orange for my skin tone but if you blend it quite a bit its great for my very pale skin tone.


Seventeen Skin WOW!! Concealer (*) -
I had hear a lot about this product- its a lovely highlighting concealer. So perfect for under the eye or down the middle of your nose. It has great coverage and perfect for fair skin.

Thank you again Seventeen and I would highly recommend this brand Seventeen. As well if you are a blogger I would recommend that you join the Seventeen Blogger network.

Please comment your favourite makeup brand and please follow.

Sarah X

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Friday, 9 September 2016

Rimmel Kate Moss 03 Lipstick Review



Hi chappes,

Today I wanted to share a new lip product to my collection with is the Rimmel Kate Moss 03 Lipstick. If you are a regular reader of my blog you would know that I love Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks.












I heard about this lipstick from my cousin as well its popular with
youtubers -Zoella featured it is some of her videos as well.
This lipstick is a lovely everyday nude and its perfect for school. Well its actually in my school bag. It's a great throw on- your lips but better shade.
It has a lovely creamy formula and very long wearing for a drugstore lipstick. It is the traditional Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick packaging with is black with the red writing. I love that the shade is in big letters at the bottom. So in my makeup drawers its easy to see what lipstick it is.

Hope you like this post.

Please comment your favourite Rimmel lipstick.

Sarah X
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