Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Morning Routine

This has been quite a highly requested post and one I'm really excited to share with you all. I don't know about you guys, but I love reading morning & evening routines so I thought it was time to share mine. Enjoy! (P.s. it's a bit of a picture heavy post!)

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Bedroom Guide

Your bedroom is one of, if not, the most important room of the house. It's a place where you should feel most comfortable and it should be a getaway within our homes. This guide isn't just designed for people wanting to start designing a bedroom from scratch - but for those wanting to change your bedrooms around a bit or even just add a few things that make you happy.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Napoleon Perdis Pro Lips

These black and white lipsticks are designed to lighten, brighten, tint, and add dimension and depth to your pout. Create a bespoke hue by mixing, blending, and layering Pro Lips Lipstick with any lipstick for a shade that’s uniquely yours. 

What's this? ANOTHER lipstick review? Yes, yes it is. If you've not noticed I'm going through a bit of a lipstick/gloss/stain/cream/etc phase at the moment. Today, I'm here to share with you my love for these beautiful Napoleon Perdis Pro Lipsticks ($25) in Blanc and Noir. These lipsticks are not just your regular kind of lipstick - they're made for you to mix in with other lipsticks & create other colour options.

These are some of the newest releases from Napoleon Perdis and as usual, the packaging is so gorgeous! They're are a bit smaller than your average lipstick and come in a glass, square shape. However, I can assure you all they are very sturdy (yes, I've already dropped them multiple times). As with all Napoleon Perdis lipsticks, these are enriched with Vitamin E so they are super moisturising. The formula is amazing, they pretty much glide on your lips & feel sooo smooth.

Out of the two, I found the Blanc (white) my favourite. You can lighten your lipstick by adding two parts Blanc Lipstick & one part of your selected lip shade. I mostly like using Blanc as a prep product. Just use your fingers to stipple the product over your lips before applying lipstick and this will give you a more true version of the colour. I find it really handy if you're doing lipstick swatches for blog photos, the colours come out so much brighter. I love using this shade to create 'ombre' lips by applying a lipstick colour and then dabbing this in the centre with a lip brush. I found it so much easier to apply lipstick with Blanc underneath as I often struggle staying in the lines and it kind of concealed any dry bits. Not only that, but it smooths out all my lines & thought it made my lips a lot more full!

When you use the Noir (the black) shade, you can apply it over or under a lipstick of your choice to deepen the shade. My personal favourite is applying it over reds. You can create a 3D lip by shading the outer edges of the lips with Noir, apply your chosen lipstick all over the lip, then blend & fuse the two pigments together. Noir can also be used to make your lips appear more full by blending a fine line of it along the inner edge of your lower lip. In the photo below, I dabbed a bit of Noir over my Kate Rimmel 107 lipstick to darken the shade.

*This post contains items sent to me for review. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Food For Your Skin

One of the most important and often neglected things when it comes to keeping your skin healthy, is keeping your diet healthy. We spend countless hours adding and changing our skincare routine, but what about our diet? These foods will help making your skin healthy and glowing!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lime Crime Velvetine In Wicked

Ground-breaking formula that goes on liquid and dries completely matte. Touch-proof, transfer-proof, long-wearing and utterly addictive!

Last week, I finally managed to get my hands on Lime Crime's Velvetine ($24) in the shade 'Wicked'. I can't tell you how long I've loved Velvetines and I regret not owning one sooner. It looks a lot lighter in the photo but this shade is actually a very dark red and can be intensified by adding more layers on.

The staying power is very impressive, lasting up to 4 hours without reapplying. Although it fades really slowly, it does fade patchy but it really isn't too bad and seems hard to avoid with a lot of darker lip colours. It's also not the best if you have dry lips or dry patches so if possible, exfoliate or prep your lips beforehand. It is insanely pigmented - a little goes a looong way. It photographs beautifully so if you're looking for a red for a special event, I'd definitely recommend this. It dries completely matte around a minute after applying and does not transfer whatsoever!

When it comes to removal, I actually thought it would take a lot of effort but I used a makeup wipe to remove it and after a few good swipes it came off! If you couldn't tell already I'm completely in love with this product. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

It's Tea Time!

I've always been a bit of a tea enthusiast but as my love for Pinterest is growing, so is my love for tea. There are so many amazing recipes on there from pumpkin spice to sweet vanilla chai and I just had to share some with you all - as you might enjoy them too! The great thing about tea is it's so good for you and totally guilt free!