Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Cambridge Wishlist

Topshop Floral Lace Crop Top, Topshop Spot Print Skater Skirt, MAC Satin Taupe, Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask, Bourjois Cream Blush 02, MAC 217, Topshop Macaroon Lipstick.
On Thursday, one of my best friends and I are travelling up to Cambridge for a couple of days for some sight-seeing, shopping and to visit her brother who is currently studying at Cambridge University. I've heard some mixed reviews about shopping in Cambridge, and having never been myself, I'm not entirely sure what is there, but I have devised a wishlist never the less!
Last week, I was in town with my friend Holly and we had a little try-on session in Topshop. I put together this little duo, and really loved the way it looked. The Floral Lace Crop Top and Spot Print Skater Skirt went really well together, and are classic items of clothing that are never going to be out of fashion. I have had my eye on MAC Satin Taupe for absolutely ages but have never got round to purchasing it. I cant wait to pair it with MAC Naked Lunch as the combination is well known for being one of Tanya's favourites. The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector's have made quite an impact on the blogging world, and I for one have buckled under the hype and really want to try one. Judging by the pictures I have seen online and swatched instore, I think Candy Shimmer is the shade for me. If you haven't heard of the REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask you must have been living under a rock because every beauty blogger and their dog has been raving about it. I am hoping it will tackle my blemishes and leave me with the glowing, radiant complexion I lust after. Another product raved about of late is the Bourjois Cream Blush. I think 02 Healthy Glow will be the shade I will go for. I have never tried MAC brushes, and I intend the 217 Blending Brush to be my debut into the world of MAC brushes. It is used in so many makeup tutorials on youtube and looks as though it applies eyeshadow effortlessly. Last but not least is Topshop Macaroon Lipstick which looks like a beautiful, easy to wear colour for summer.
What is on your wishlist?

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Review | Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Over the past year, Beauty Elixirs have been one of the main focuses of beauty bloggers. They are said to be this miracle product that is going to leave you with perfect glowing skin, and it all started with Caudalie Beauty Elixir.
I have never been too swayed by the hype that surrounds them, but after reading countless good reviews of the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase the 30ml bottle from Space NK. 
For what it is, it is quite an expensive product, but if it is going to do something, I don't mind paying. I would call Caudalie quite a high end brand anyway. I have the 30ml bottle which cost me £11. (£28.80 per 100ml- 29p per ml).
It contains grape, rosemary and peppermint oil. It is said to 'Smooth away fine lines, tighten pores, and give your complexion a boost of radiance. It also states it will help fight acne. (A statement that I would say is a little steep). When spritzed on the face, it leaves your skin incredibly calm and cool. It also smells delicious.
I use this in the morning after I have cleansed my face (with Neutragena Pink Grapefruit Cream Wash), let it dry then apply a moisturiser (Neutragena Pink Grapefruit Oil Free Moisturiser).
I feel like it gives my dull, early morning skin the boost of radiance it so desperately needs.
I wouldn't say it has miraculously improved the condition of my skin, as essentially it is just a water containing minerals. But in conjunction with other products I am currently using- my skin has never been in such good condition. For the first time ever this week, I have felt completely comfortable wearing absolutely so foundation and just my Maybelline BB Cream (which has a very light coverage)!
Overall I will defiantly be repurchasing the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. It is available to purchase from FeelUnique and Space.NK.
What are your thoughts? Have you ever tried it?

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

HUGE Fashion & Beauty Haul!!

Hi Ladies. Over the past month, I have done quite a bit of shopping and subsequently, a bit of damage to my poor bank account. Never the less, I have lots of lovely things that I am really excited to share with you! This haul is a mixture of things I have bought online and over two trips to Guildford and three trips to London.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Cream Face Wash- £4.49 & Moisturiser- £4.99 | Express Beauty Green Clay Face Mask- £3 for two sachets | Caudalie Beauty Elixir- £11 | Michael Todd Blue Green Algae Toner- around £11- I bought it in dollars from America | Clarisonic Brush Head- £22
Essie Fiji- £7.99 | Topshop AWOL- £5 | Topshop Suffuse- £6
Tresseme 24 Hour Body Root Spray- £5.49 | Dior Miss Dior- £47 | Topshop Lipstick in Brighton Rock- £8 | MUA Pro Base- £2.50 | Benefit They're Real (small version)- £9.50
Forever 21 Ombre Denim Shorts- £18
Topshop Slit Shoulder Top- £16
Topshop Cat Top- £16
Eye Rock Eye Tattoo- £1 from Topshop, Mac Brush Cleaner- £9, Marc Jacobs Coke
Tall Purple Gloss Hunter Wellies- (Easter Present)
I'm not going to go into any detail on the products, as reviews are soon to follow!