Saturday, 29 November 2014

Christmas Gift Guide | Beauty Edition

Hello everyone, I've watched a lot of Christmas gift guides lately and as its coming up to Christmas I decided I wanted to make one. I'm currently listening to Christmas songs as I write this to get me in the spirit, haha. I'd like to mention the top row are the more pricey gifts, and the bottom row the less expensive ones. So lets get on with it! 

Benefit Pretty Parfait (£29) - I think this gift would be perfect for someone who is quite serious about their make up and maybe doesn't own much Benefit products. Its got quite a good little mix of some of their best products.

Real Techniques Nics Picks (£24.99-£30) - Again this would be the perfect gift for someone whos really into their make up. If you know someone who uses real techniques brushes, you can guarantee they'll love this little set! Its such good value too.

Nars Modern Future Roman Holiday, Lip, Cheek & Nail Set (£30) - This is a limited edition set, so you can bet whoever you're buying for won't have this bad boy! Usually Nars products are pricey, so this is super good, and who doesn't love a good Nars blush? 

One Direction You and I Gift Set (£29) - This would be great for any younger One Direction fans out there, I don't think you could go wrong with this, especially for a big One Direction fan!

Ted Baker London Beau Box Bathroom Set Mini Hat Box (£10) - I love the smell of nearly every range of Ted Baker products, so this one can't fail. It looks super fancy, with some really good little goodies inside. 

Soap and Glory Your Own Sweet Lime (£10) - Everyone loves a bit of Soap & Glory, even though the Sugar Crush range isn't very Christmasy smell, its still an absolute favourite. Anyone you know who loves their bath and body stuff, this ones for them!

Lord and Berry Lip Library Gift Set (£20) - I'd personally love to receive this gift, so for anybody you know who loves their lip products, this ones for them! There are two sets, so you pick the colours!

Clinique Party Lips and Nails Gift Set (£18) - Finally, the Clinique gift set! This would be great for maybe Mums or even younger girls, its a fun set with some fun colours!

Thanks for reading, I hope this gave you some ideas for gifts! Enjoy the rest of your weekend guys.

Lucy xx

Boots Botanics

Hello everyone, how has your week been? Mines been pretty busy. Anyway, running with the theme of skin care in the last few posts, I purchased these the other day, and I thought I'd share my thoughts on them with you guys!

Boots have a range called 'Botanics', which haven't been there for THAT long. I decided that as my skin hasn't been great, I'd try out some of the stuff from this range. Firstly I picked up the make up remover cream. I've never had a 'cream' formula make up remover, in the past I'd either used make up wipes or micellar water, so this was new to me. It does smell so good, I'll give it that but there is something about it I'm not too sure about. It kind of feels quite greasy on the skin, however once its all removed it does leave your skin feeling soft. I'm just unsure on the kind of greasy texture, but I think I'll have to keep giving it a try. For the price I can't complain at only £1.99.

Secondly I found the 'Mattifying Gel-Cream'. I was searching for a new moisturizer type product, and this caught my eye. Again it was cheap like the make up remover, but I was more impressed with this. I had really bad dry skin around my nose area, and its really cleared that up over this week. It isn't like your typical moisturiser but still works amazingly well, I'd really recommend this. It smells lovely too, and leaves your skin feeling so soft.

Whats your favourite skincare range? Thanks for reading guys, I hope you enjoyed and maybe will go and have a look at these products!

Lucy xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Q&A, Giveaway & More?

Hello everyone, how has your week been so far? Today I kind of have something exciting to share, I would really like to do a Q&A and a giveaway for Christmas! Currently I am trying to build up my blog for more people to see and read and I'd love for people to get to know me a bit better. So if you have any questions for me, PLEASE leave them in the comments, whether its on this post or another one of my posts; once I have enough I will do a Q&A!

Secondly, I really like the idea of doing a giveaway for the christmas time. I see giveaways going on a lot in the beauty blogger world and I'd love to be able to do one myself. This is not a definite yet though. I would LOVE to be able to reach 75-100 followers on my bloglovin' page before doing so. Yes, this may be optimistic but I'd love to give it a try. If you read my blog and maybe you don't follow my bloglovin, you could do so and I will 100% follow you back as I love finding new blogs. I don't want to sound like I'm begging, but I thought it'd be a great way to get people interested and maybe readers will get something out of it if I do a giveaway. On the side of my blog it shows a counter of how many followers I have on bloglovin' which is currently 22. There is also a follow me on bloglovin' button on the side, which you can always click. Comment below what sort of things you'd like to see in a giveaway and I will see what I can do! 

I really hope this interests some of my readers, as blogging is something I am passionate about! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you back here soon. 

Lucy xx 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Subtle Autumn Shade | Mac Plumful

Hello everyone, today I wanted to do an autumn themed post because I feel as if I haven't done enough and I love the autumn time. Recently I went to London, and I really needed another lipstick that would suit the autumn time. I really wanted a Mac lipstick because I don't own enough, and I'd heard of the shade 'Plumful' and thought it was perfect for the autumn time. 

The reason I LOVE this shade is because its not too dark. Its quite a scary thing going for a really dark lip when you're not used to it, and this is a really subtle purply colour that just looks really lovely. Its a 'lustre' lipstick however, which I was a bit unsure of when I bought it because I know that the matte / creme sheen formulas tend to be a bit more pigmented. However, this hasn't failed me yet! I'm pretty sure many of you will have heard of this lipstick before as well, because its not exactly new but I haven't seen many posts on it so I thought it could do with some recognition this autumn. If you're looking for a nice purply shade this autumn but you don't want to go all out or too dark, I would really recommend this beauty! 

Whats your favourite autumnal lipstick? Thanks for reading guys, I hope you enjoyed.

Lucy xx


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Super Simple Skincare

Hello everyone, I'm back with another skincare post today because I've had quite troubled skin lately and I want to share what I've been using to help clear up my skin. Its been getting dark so early now, that I find it hard to get good lighting for my photos, which is very annoying because I would have liked to put in some more photos of these products, but never mind! 

The first product on the left in the small blue tube is Garnier Pure Active Moisturiser. Its super cheap and it works amazingly. It claims to help spots, and keep skin moisturised for 24 hours. I think this has helped my spots and 'imperfections' slightly, however it just works really well as a moisturiser more than anything. The other incredible thing about this moisturiser is that I've had this for a good 4 months now, and it still hasn't run out! I use it everyday, and it still doesn't seem to be running out any time soon, its amazing, it just keeps on going. It doesn't really have a particular scent, other than maybe cucumber, but it just smells fresh and natural which I really love. So if you're looking for a cheap and really effective moisturiser, I would definitely recommend going for this one.

Second product is Simple Kind To Eye Revitalising Eye Roll-On. I love this because it is just simple. I have actually noticed a difference using this under my eyes, because usually I have quite dark circles under my eyes and this seems to just take them away a bit. It definitely makes you look less tired thats for sure, which is something that a lot of people want. You just roll this on under you eyes and then gently rub in what you've rolled on, easy! There are so many brands that have products similar to this, however I just liked the look of simple's one. I'd 100% recommend this product too, as I've had this for a while and its hardly run out!

Whats your favourite skincare products? Thanks for reading guys, I really hope you enjoyed!

Lucy xx


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Quick Fix Charcoal Face Mask

Hello everyone, sorry I haven't posted in such a long time. I have some exams coming up at school and it's kind of just been busy, but I'm desperate to keep posting because I love writing posts even if it is a small amount who do read, I appreciate it a lot. Anyway, my skin hasn't been the best lately and I've been trying to find new ways, or new products to help get rid of all the spots on my face. I was in Boots, and I'd seen 'Quick Fix' face masks before, and this one caught my eye.

This was £4.99 in Boots, personally I think that is really good. This is almost a dupe of the Sanctuary Spa charcoal face mask, just £5 cheaper! However this one doesn't heat up in your hands as you rub it onto your face. But I'm pretty sure it does mostly the same job. The smell of this face mask is actually really lovely, compared to some this has a fruity scent to it, which kind of surprised me, since its a charcoal face mask. It states on the back its 'packed with vitamin c' which is really good for your skin. You leave this on for 5-10 minutes, and like most face masks it hardens on your skin then you wash it off with warm water. It was really good and didn't irritate my skin at all, it was quite nice to have on my face and then as soon as I washed it off I could feel my skin was slightly softer. 

I wouldn't say this totally took away my spots, but I wasn't expecting that. It's purpose is to help get away the black heads, dirt, and white heads on your skin anyway, but I feel as if it eased my spots a lot. They're not as puffy and red as they were the previous day, and I feel it's actually helped a bit. So overall, I think this a really good product to go for if you're not looking for an expensive face mask.

Whats your favourite face mask? Thankyou for reading guys, and I really hoped you enjoyed!

Lucy xx

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