Thursday, 24 October 2013

Rockateur.

Good Afternoon Beautiful People!

As the autumn has finally started to hit in, I felt that it was time to give my makeup a bit of an update. So I started off with blushers, over the summer I've been loyal to my Sleek Pumpkin blush trio, which is a vibrant mix of red, orange and pink! This is just a little bit too much for these colder days as it makes me look a little too rosy for my liking. As I am naturally really quite pale, having no sun kissed glow and bright orange cheeks is not a good look! So I did a bit of looking around and finally settled on this little beauty!

Benefits Rockateur!



As you can see it's a gorgeous shimmery rose gold colour that is just perfect for these colder months, as the gold undertones add a subtle healthy glow whilst the rose is just the perfect colour, in my eyes. It's such a beautiful colour and quality that I think it's going to become a firm favourite of mine. It does come out quite light to begin with but is completely buildable, meaning that you can create the shade that suits you best. 


Here is Rockateur in action! I've only got a small amount on for a daytime look, it's made it quite hard to capture the shade in a photo but I've done my best! 


What are your favourite blushes for the colder months?

Maisie xx

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Everyday Essentials.


Good evening lovelies!

So here is just a quick post about the little things that I just can't live without! I apologise in advance for the dreadful lighting in the photo too but there was no avoiding it :(


Vitamins.

As you can see I take a range of vitamins on a daily basis, a lot of these contain vitamin C as I am determined to not get a cold this year! I take the chewy ones because I hate swallowing tablets and really struggle doing so. The others are Immune Support - Vitamin C and Iron simply because I'm anaemic and have a ridiculously low iron count in my blood, which made me really poorly over the summer so I now take these everyday! On top of this I take Folic Acid - yes before anyone says this is for pregnant women, I'm not with child, I just take it to help my hair grow and it actually works! It keeps my hair strong, healthy and promotes hair growth. Winner!

Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturiser.

This is an actual life saver and by far the best facial moisturiser I have used. 3 years ago my best friend told me to use it and I haven't stopped using it since, it not only keeps my skin soft but helps fight any breakouts that may crop up. It's a light moisturiser too so it doesn't make the skin greasy and despite how many other products I have tried out this will always have a permanent place in my daily routine! 

Nivea Lip Butters.

Way superior to Vaseline. I have always had a problem with my lips drying out especially in the winter, so keeping them soft and moisturised is essential. Having always being a firm believer in Vaseline until last year, when I noticed that it was good at keeping my lips nourished when they were in good condition but when they started to dry out it just kept them that way, and didn't help them to heal! So after being pointed towards the Nivea Lip Butters by one of my lovely friends, I haven't looked back! They are so nourishing and the raspberry rose one (pictured) smells absolutely divine! So no longer do I have to battle with dry lips, as this keeps them in tip top condition. Mwah!

Simple Revitalising Eye Roll On.

One of the most annoying things about my face are the big black circles under my eyes. They make me look drawn, tired and pretty ghostly if I'm honest! So when I came across this little genius in Bodycare a while ago I thought I would give it a try! I'm not entirely sure if it works to eliminate my dark circles completely but it definitely makes them appear less visible so I don't need to slap on as much concealer!

Witch Blemish Stick.

This is one of my absolute FAVOURITE things that I have ever used, ever. One thing I have trouble with are breakouts, I don't have them very often but when I do, you definitely know about it... So a few years ago my Mumma gave me a witch stick. It's a hard stick containing tea tree that just draws all the gunk out of spots (gross sorry) and dries them up a lot faster than they would naturally. So no longer do I have to wait out nasty spots on my face because if I pop some of this on them before I go to bed 9 times out of 10, by the morning it has nearly vanished! Seriously everyone needs one of these in their possession it's an absolute beauty of a product!

Tangle Teezer.

The best thing since sliced bread. One of the problems that I face with my hair is that it is fine and very wispy, meaning that it breaks very easily. So my hairdresser suggested that I invested in this little beauty! The one pictured is my compact one that I bought from Boots, I originally bought the full sized one in blue, but loved it so much that I wanted one that I can carry around all the time! So basically Tangle Teezers brush your hair without hurting, breaking or weakening your hair like many brushes do, it also can be used on wet hair to make it easier to dry. This is wonderful for me as my hair is like a massive dreadlock when wet so this makes it all smooth and lovely again. I honestly don't know what I would do without this in my life, its fabulous.

So there they are, my everyday essential items that I use on a daily basis without fail! Are there any products that you couldn't live without? Or recommend that I try out? Leave a comment! I would be really interested to find these things out! :)

Maisie xx

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Ultimate Sugar Crush.

Good Evening Beauties,

Now anyone who has eyes and ears has heard about, or is already in love with Soap & Glory. I have never really given them much thought though, as I tend to avoid crazes as I know I get way too involved... (like Baby Lips, I have all 6) also as I like to find products on my own that I truly love, so hipster I apologise. But one day when I was attempting to find a birthday present for one of the girls, I decided to take a plunge and pick myself up a little something. 

That something was the Sugar Crush Body Wash and in all honesty, I fell in love with it... of course. It smells so fresh and zingy, literally good enough to eat, like key lime pie! Anyway, currently in Boots the 3 for 2 offer is back on, on certain products and Soap & Glory are one of them. So I picked up the whole Sugar Crush set!


This beautiful trio are probably some of the best products that I have picked up in a long time. The body wash and buttercream are so moisturising and the scrub leaves my skin feeling super smooth and revitalised!



However, I have to say that my favourite of the three is definitely the scrub! Having seen so many bloggers raving about it, I'm so glad to have my paws on it. Its a thick sugar scrub (my favourite!) that smells delicious and isn't too harsh on the skin, because lets face it theres nothing worse than a scrub that practically tears your skin off... Following this with the buttercream is just perfect and keeps my skin moisturised for days, which is perfect as I'm not a religious moisturiser if I'm honest so hopefully this will look after my skin a bit better than I do myself!

Anyway you all need to go make the most of this offer while it lasts! I got all three for around £18.50 (as the body wash was free) so head on over to your local boots or check it out online!


What are your favourite S&G products?

Maisie xx

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Lush Haul & Skincare // Review

Evening wonderful people!

Well aren't you lucky, a double post form me today! I've been meaning to do this one for a while now and thought I had better do it before I forget again, so I do apologise for bombarding you all!

So recently I've been having trouble with my skin, I've just started back on my dance course and a new job in a restaurant, obviously it's going to take it's toll. I've aways had a problem with my t-zone being oily and prone to blackheads and never really been able to shift them (gross I know, I'm sorry). Having tried every brand under the sun and all the different new fangled products I can find, I've finally decided to give Lush a try.

First up I have to say that the lovely woman who served me in Lush Leicester was wonderful! I told her exactly what was going on with my face, and she sat down with me to explain the products that she would recommend, then let me try them out before I took the plunge and bought them! This was wonderful as in many shops the assistants can be stand offish and simply upsell the most expensive or new products that they have in, instead of taking the time to find something that would be good for you.

Anyway here's what I bought:


So first up I purchased Fresh Farmacy, a facial soap that contains calamine lotion which is amazing as it means it is very gentle on the skin. I have to say that since using this I have found that my skin has been a lot healthier. Not only has it dried up the excess oils in my skin, but it has also reduced the time any breakouts (which have been very often recently) may last. At around £5.00 for a 100g block it is definitely worth it as it will last for so long! The woman in the shop cut my block in half and wrapped them individually for me, which I definitely would ask them to do again! This will mean that the product will last even longer as you will always have one stored away. Also like any soap it does go a little bit balmy and soft so I would definitely recommend this as you don't want the whole block to do this, as it may get used up quicker! 



Let the Good Times Roll is a gentle cleansing scrub that honestly smells AMAZING, and makes my skin feel so smooth and wonderful. As most of the scrubs I have used have either been too harsh on my skin or done absolutely nothing at all, I am over the moon about this. In just a week it has reduced the appearance of blackheads and made my skin look that little bit more alive in the morning! Although it is little pricey at around £6.35 for 100g, it is definitely something that I will keep purchasing simply because I'm so in love with it. Despite the price, you only need a small amount and you don't have to use it every morning (I just choose to as it's what keeps my skin under control) so it will definitely last a long time, hopefully longer than previous products I've used in the past.

Also while I was in there I thought I would pick up a couple of products that I have had my eye on for a very long time!



It seems that anyone who has instagram or any kind of interest in beauty products has heard of Lush's lip scrubs, and are raving about them - the bubblegum one especially! So I took the plunge and bought some and I'm so glad I did! I have a feeling that it is going to be one of my most used products during the colder months to keep my lips nice and smooth, plus it smells and tastes amazing!

And after missing out on it last year I've FINALLY got my hands on a bottle of the limited edition Snow Fairy (I made sure I bought the biggest bottle too) it smells gorgeous and leaves my skin soft and wonderful! It contains a lovely lilac iridescent glitter as well just to make it that little bit more irresistible!



Overall, I have to say that I've now fallen even more in love with Lush and their products. No longer will I just stick to their bath bombs or bubble bars (although they are my absolute favourite) but will be branching out to trying more of their skin care and maybe makeup products in the future!

What are you favourite Lush products?

Maisie xx

Topshop Makeup Haul.

Hello Lovelies!

Having read other peoples blogs and seeing Topshops makeup plastered all over instagram, I decided to bite the bullet and finally buy some! Previously I only had a nail varnish in Green Room, which I got for my birthday and I love it! I have always looked at their makeup and wanted to buy it but there was something that was making me unsure about it, and I don't even know why that was.

However! Yesterday I popped in a picked up a few bits and pieces:



I haven't tested the products properly yet aside from the Matte Nails Top Coat (£6) which I have been lusting over for a while, and I have to say I'm in love with it already! I love the matte effect nails as it's a really simple way of updating any nail colour that you already have, without having to take time to bother with nail art.

The Cheek Duo that I picked up is in the colour Break of Day (£12.50) as I have been using Sleek's trio blush in pumpkin, which is very bright! I have been after something a little more subtle, this bronzer is perfect as it also blended in with a lovely pink blush, which I think will be just right for these autumn months.


Finally I picked up one of Topshops lipsticks in Brighton Rock (£8) it's a matte shade, which I normally stay away from but this is such a nice bright colour that I couldn't resist! Hopefully I will get a lot of wear out of it, especially when it comes up to the party season, because theres nothing better than a classic black cat eye and bright lipstick combo for a night out in my opinion!




Overall I have to say that I am extremely excited to try out these products, and will definitely be purchasing more in the future! The colours are so bright and lovely that I can't resist, and at such a reasonable price I don't see why I should!

Do you have any Topshop makeup? Do you have any recommendations?

Maisie xx