Sunday, 26 April 2015

Spring Beauty Haul

Hi everyone,
Since it is now spring, I thought I would kick-start the new season with a haul. I have collected this over the past few months so it is collective, I didn't buy all this in one shopping trip. If you want me to review any of the following products leave it in the comments below.

From Superdrug:

Rimmel Wake Up Concealer // £5.49
I have wanted to try this for so long and I finally picked it up, I got the shade Ivory since I wanted to brighten under my eyes. This has been highly raved about so I had to try it.
Rimmel Clear Complexion Pressed Powder // £2.00 (On offer for half price)
I bought this along time ago but it smashed and I remember loving it, I have been trying to find an alternative but nothing can live up to this.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer // £4.19
This is a must for me, I cannot live without this concealer, but I had to pick up a lighter shade since the one I had was getting to dark so I am now the shade Fair 1.
Collection Cream Puff // £2.99
I have heard so much about these, so I finally bought one but I didn't realize how inexpensive they were. I got mine in the shade Powder Puff 2
Collection No clumps waterproof mascara // Free! (Collection was on 3 for 2 at the time) 
I don't have a picture of this because I gave it to my friend, since I have far to many mascaras, but I didn't want to miss out on the offer.
MUA Sweet Sheen Lip Balm // £2
I saw this on the MUA's instagram and I feel in love. They only had the shade Pink Lily which isn't the one I would have chosen, but I will have to get more.
Barry M Matte Nail Paint // £3.99
I have wanted this for so long but I never got round to buying it, I cannot wait to use it.
Rimmel Rita Ora Nail Polish // £2.99
Surprisingly I didn't have a turquoise in my nail polish collection so I got a Rimmel one in Roll in The Grass. I have always wanted to try this formula so I killed two birds with one stone.
Collection Extreme 24 hour felt tip liner // Free! (All makeup was on 3 for 2)
I got mine in black cause I really want to be able to perfect my winged liner and this looks really easy to use.
Colab Dry Shampoo // £2.49 (Reduced price)
I bought the mini size and finished it in just over a week so I had to buy the full size and I got mine in London.

Moving onto everything I got from TJ huges. TJ huges is basically a shop that sells almost everything from clothes to skincare, home decor to food, and beauty products. But what makes TJ huges special is that it is all for reduced prices.

Revlon Satin Single Eye Shadow // £1.99
This looked so lovely and mine is in the shade Nude slip. It is the perfect colour for the outer corner.
Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara // £2.99
Just another repurchase. Love this mascara for travelling.
Rimmel Apocalips // £1.99
This really caught my eye and it is in the shade Aurora. I cannot wait to wear this, I have swatched it a few times and it is stunning.
Barry M Nail Paint // 2 for £3
The Barry M nail paints were on sale at the till so I had to rush but I got the shade Peach Melba since I don't really have a colour like this in my collection.
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint // 2 for £3
Again I rushed this but i got the shade Lychee because I love wearing nudes on my nails in spring.

So I hope you enjoyed this blogpost, don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin and I will post again very soon.

Grace xx

Monday, 13 April 2015

London Series Part 3: Haul

Hi everyone,
Today's post is going to be my long awaited London haul. I didn't buy a lot but I am just going to share the main pieces I bought.

Starting off with what I got from Topshop. I bought 2 tee shirts one is cropped with dark pink details and that was about £14.00. The second tee shirt was a grey tee with the phrase "Can't touch this" on it made out of sequins, and that was about £24.00.

From Holister I got another loose crop top. It is white with a palm tree pattern, and it has a small pocket on the side and it was £18.00. I also got one of their old body sprays which was on sale for £5.00.

I then went to Victoria secret and bought 2 sweatshirts and a pair of joggers from PINK. The first one is a lovely mint colour with a loose hood and it had the "pink dog" sign on the front. The second sweatshirt had 3 horizontal stripes, the first one a grey burn-out pattern, the middle was just plain white, and the last stripe was hot pink, The white stripe had the word PINK in the middle of it. These two sweatshirts are so comfortable and they were only £44.50 each, I can't wait to get more. I then bought a pair of joggers, they where grey burn-out with the word PINK on the side in white. These are probably my favorite thing I bought through the whole trip, they are so comfy and soft. They where also £44.50.
I also went into the Victoria Secret beauty section, and I found out it was buy one get one free. I had a little look and bought 2 lip glosses in the shades pinky and totally hot, a lip scrub in strawberry fizz, and a small purse with the logo on it. All off these products where only £16 altogether. My mum also pointed out their phone cases and since I have the iPhone 6 it's hard to find phone cases in the high street. This phone case was £18, which is a bit pricey, but it was totally worth it. 

That's all I bought when I was in London, but I did take a few freebies from the hotel I stayed in. I stayed in Thistle hotel, and they left a mini shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner. I haven't tried any of them out but I would probably take them if I went travelling.

At the train station on the way home, I went into The Body Shop and the minis where on sale for buy one, get one half price so I got 2 hand sanitizers in strawberry and mango. 

Friday, 10 April 2015

Most affordable eye shadows

Hi everyone,
So today's post is going to be a little different. I am going to share with you an amazing product that has been a recent discovery of mine. I have never thought about trying beauty products from a supermarket brand, but when I was in Home Bargains I couldn't help but notice the beauty stand they had and the amazing prices they were at. I thought it was for Christmas only but turns out it's there 12 months of the year. They had a range of products, from bronzing pearls to liquid eyeliners, they had almost everything.
I would love to try more of the products but I have tried the eye shadows. The eye shadows are the best I have tried on a budget. The pack comes with 3 separate eye shadows for 99p. That works out 33p each. You get the choice of 2 packs. Pack 1 had a white, silver and a dark grey. Pack 2, which is the one I own has a white, nude and a dark brown. 
All of the eye shadows are shimmers and are very pigmented the only down side is the packaging, they are very fragile and cheap looking. The packaging for the eye shadows are plastic. The bottom of them fall apart very easily, but that's the only thing I don't like.
The eye shadows are so creamy and pigmented. I would highly recommend you try these out, they would be great for a starter or someone who just loves eye shadows.
I can't wait to try out more and I probably will very soon.
So I hope you liked this post, comment if you have any suggestions and I will be sure to try them out.
Grace xx

Monday, 6 April 2015

My School Essentials

Hi everyone, today's post is a colab with Beautygirlblog99. Here blog will be linked at the end of this post and I would highly recommend you go a check it out. We are going to share with you our school essentials kit.

I keep all my essential products in the Zoella Guinea Pig Makeup bag. It holds all my products and is the perfect size for my school bag. 

My school essentials are........

  • The Body Shop Strawberry hand sanitizer - So you can get rid of the germs.
  • The Body Shop Strawberry hand cream - To match the hand sanitizer.
  • The Body Shop Mango body butter - Just in case you have dry skin during the day.
  • Impulse Body Fragrance - To freshen up.
  • Tea Tree facial wipes - So you can remove your makeup if it smudges.
  • Kleenex Oil blotting sheets - You can get rid of all the oil on your face after PE.
  • The Body Shop Vitamin Moisture cream - You can use this after the facial wipes so your skin isn't tight.
  • Hair accessories - In case you have a bad hair day.
  • Dental products - Since I have braces I need these in case food gets stuck in my braces.
  • Instant pain relief plasters - My shoes can sometimes rub against my foot so to prevent that I use theses plasters.
  • Pocket size hair brush - To make sure my hair isn't knotty during the school day.

As well as having an essentials bag, I keep a small makeup bag in my blazer pocket to touch up. I used the Victoria Secret purse size bag, it is great quality. I keep 4 makeup products in there.
They are .....
  • Natural collection creamy concealer in fair.
  • Natural collection pressed powder in warm.
  • Collection Cream puff in powder puff 2.
  • Mini Benefit roller lash mascara.
So I hope you enjoyed this post. Don't forget to go and check out Beautygirlblog99's blog post, her link is here.
Grace xx

Saturday, 4 April 2015

I Heart Spring Tag

Hi everyone,
So today I am going to do my first ever tag on my blog and it is the I <3 spring tag. I tag everyone who is reading this, either leave it as a comment below or comment a link to your blog and I will be sure to check it out. I really hope you enjoy this post and let me know if you want me to do anymore tags on my blog. This is also a colab with Pxstel_Petal, she has an amazing blog which I will link at the bottom, so be sure to check it out.
Question 1: Favorite Spring nail polish?

My favorite spring nail polishes have to be between the Barry M gelly hi-shine nail paint in Papaya or Barry M speedy dry nail paint in kiss me quick.

Question 2: What is your must-have lip colour this spring?
I have a lipstick and a lip gloss which is the perfect combo (just noticed the fact I have cheated with the first two questions already). The lipstick is a Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in Pink star and the lip gloss is by Soap and Glory in the shade punch bowl.

Question 3: What is your favorite spring dress?
I am not one that wears dresses often since I don't really like my legs but this dress from H&M is really pretty.

Question 4: What's your favorite flower?
I love all types of wild flowers and I also love tulips since they just remind me of spring.They are both so pretty.
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Question 5: Favorite spring accessory?
I have recently bought this flower crown from New look and I think it would look beautiful with any outfit. It was also really inexpensive it was on sale for £2 I think.

Question 6: What spring trend(s?) are you most excited about this year?
Makeup wise, it would have to be the super natural look. I like to keep my makeup very simple and healthy looking and I think that will be a massive trend this year. For fashion, I would love it, if kimonos were popular again, like last year and Aztec print, I think will be very popular, I have seen a lot of the high street selling it at the moment.
Question 7: Favorite spring candle?

I don't own a lot of candles but one that reminds me of spring is this one by sainsburys.

Question 8: Favorite body spray/ perfume for spring?
I recently bought this holister spray while I was in London and it is how I would imagine spring as a scent, it is so light but sweet and fruity at the same time.

Question 9: What is spring like where you live?
In case you didn't know, I live in England and spring here is pretty much a mixture of winter and summer. On some days you get beautiful sunshine and on some days you get wind and rain. It all depends on how the weather is feeling.
Question 10: What's your favorite thing about spring?

My favorite thing about spring is probably the fashion or the improvement in weather.
Question 11: Are you a spring cleaner?

Most of the time I am, but sometimes I am just never in the mood to clean.
Question 12: Any plans for spring break or an upcoming vacation?

We don't have a spring break in England but we do break up before Easter(someone from America, tell me if its the same thing?). During the two weeks off I will probably just chill with my friends and revise for my end of year exams since they are straight after the holiday.
So I hope you enjoyed this post.
Make sure you go and read Pxstel_Petal's blog, her link is here.Grace xx