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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Review and swatches of Stila Palette

I love a good eye shadow palette, I could buy them every week even is the colours are practically the same. They all just look so pretty in their packaging and then I imagine all the different looks I could do with those colours and then thats it I'm sold and I am at the counter paying for it. 

With the Stila Palette I had seen a number of your tubers using them but I have never managed to get my hands on them as they are not sold in any of the drug stores or makeup outlets around where I live. So the closest place I can get my hands on them is Selfridges in central London. Which is fine as  it is a great excuse to go shopping in town, which is one of my favourite places to shop.

I chose the Soul Stila Palette because I likes the natural colours that it had and the pigmentation looked great. The shimmery colours also took my fancy as they look shimmery but not like loose pigment colour like you can get with MAC colours.

I actually took this Soul Palette to Vegas with my and was the only one I took, and it was perfect. It was great as my tan developed the colours just blended so well and really brought out the colours of my tan out. 

So I thought I would show you the palette and do some swatches so you can see what the colours are like.

Stila Soul Palette
Soul Palette | £30

Stila Soul Palette

Stila Soul Palette

Stila Soul Palette

Hope you liked this post - I would love to hear your comments below and let me know what you think. :)

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Sunday, 16 October 2016

My First Photoshoot with Outfit Details

So when I got back from Vegas I did my first photoshoot in town, I have never been the type who felt comfortable having photo taken of my like this so I was defiantly going out of my comfort zone. I have seen so many bloggers doing outfit photos and I have always admired their confidence and ability to do it in public it certainly takes some guts and to not worry about people around you.

The day would not be made possibly without my amazing photographer Elspeth Van Der Hole - you can check out her website here. It was such a great day working with her and honestly didn't feel like work, we had such a laugh like getting stuck in private gardens that the day went so quickly. 
We took a total of 6 looks which I am so excited to be releasing over the coming weeks. 

What this shoot taught me was that you just have to go for it -give it your all and do your best and not to worry about anyone else around you. I always thought that I would worry about people looking at me and wondering what I was doing or what they were thinking, But there was one woman who actually being supportive. So it taught me that if you don't go for it you don't know what is possible!

So now for the outfit details - I had bought for Vegas but didn't end up wearing as I took so many clothes, so the details are below:

Top: Miss Guided
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Bracelet: Aldo

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Smoothie - Citrus Burst

I love a good smoothie and I struggle to find a good one what doesn't have huge amounts of sugar in them because they have over 10 apples in them amongst other things. Thats why I like to create my own smoothies so I can balance the amount of fruit I have to I'm not over loading my body with sugars. 

So today's smoothie is called Citrus Burst as it is packed full of Vitamins C and manganese which help boost your immune system coming into winder to help combat the horrible winter colds and even helps with the elasticity of the skin. 


2 Oranges
1 Banana
2 Kiwis
handful of chopped pineapple

- Chop up the pineapple, Kiwi and Banana in small chunks.
- Pull all three ingredients into the blender. 
- Cut the oranges in half and squeeze in the juices of the orange and then blend all together. 

Hope you guys give this a go, and if you do I would love to see your creations be sure to take me #topdrawfashion so I can see them all.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Post Vegas Haul

So this summer has been a weird one as its been quite late which isn't really surprising in England now, so shopping for Autumn and winter closes still hasn't happened in my household yet. 
I am waiting for the weather to take a bit more of turn so I can start getting into cost jumpers and booties.

Aside from Autumn as some of you may know that follow me on my social Media you will know that I went to Vegas, so of course naturally with that come a little bit of a shopping trip which I feel was completely necessary (as any girl would:))
So I thought I would share with you a few of the things that I purchased before going away. 

So as you can see I bought myself a good bunch of things, and as they days went on I seem to be spending more and more money. So above you can see all the things I thought which included the two bikini's i bought from Topshop.

These three products were all from The Body Shop, and are great finds. I really liked the shimmer oil and the drops were great as they gave me the looks that I was after, and I didn't end up using the CC cream as the colour just didn't seem to match my skin tone. 
The shimmer oil is great to apply on the fronts of your legs, arms and colour bones for a nice natural glow. It works best when you have a tan so is certainly one I would take away with me again, and is not too expensive either which is always a bonus. 
The drops I added to my foundation every evening to give my skin a nice tanned glow to it. I would put my foundation on the back of my hand, and add a few drops to my foundation and mixed it together before applying it to my face. 

I am a total sucker when it comes to brushes, I always buy the really pretty ones and never end up using them because I don't want to get them all dirty.. please tell me I'm not alone with this? These are great brushes and I have started using some of them so I am slowly getting there. 

I have wanted the Laura Mercier for a long time, and now I finally have it in my possession and I am so glad that I do - I love it. It is one of the few products that I would rate very highly for the price that it is. The powder itself is so fine that is settles onto your skin so well that you don't even notice its there, which I feel for areas such as under your eyes is so important. 
The two concealers I chose were a great pick, I couldn't choose which I wanted more so I picked them both. They are so inexpensive that I felt that it was ok to do that with these, and in the end I sometimes actually use both at the same time anyways. 

This is a beautiful palette and I haven't bought one in a long time, and I am glad that I have. The colours are very pigmented which is a big plus for me as I always seem to find some eye shadows in the lighter shade never really come out with any colour. For 12 shadows for the price of £30 I would say this is a very handy one to have. I was certainly my go to when I was away, is saved me having to carry around any extra shadows. 

Hope you have liked my haul post, and if you have bought any of these items I would love to hear your thoughts not them.

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Bobbi Brown Moisturiser

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Gel Cream

When it comes to moisturisers I have never really found one that I can say had made a dramatic difference to my skin, until now that is. 
I do have varied skin as my face is generally dryish and T zone can become very oily - which can play havoc on my foundation by the time the afternoon arrives. If any of you have an oily T Zone you will know where I'm coming from. 

I was in need of a new moisturiser as my Clarin's had ran out, and I thought to myself that my skin wasn't looking or feeling the way I really want it to. I needed to change my moisturiser to see if this would help and I had hear people go on about how good the Bobbi Brown range is and how it changed the way their skin looked and felt so I had to try it for myself - and am I glad I did.

I went for both the Hydrating Gel Cream for both the face and eyes which retail for price above, which may seem like a lot to purchase in one go but it has certainly lasted me a long time so I would say its worth the investment. 
I have been using these products for over a month now and I can honestly  say it is now my go to moisturiser.

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Gel Cream

The texture between the two are very different, so the face cream is extremely light weight and leaves my skin feeling so refreshed and hydrated I have actually been out more without makeup now that my skin is looking so much better. 
The eye cream is a thicker constancy so you really don't need a lot of it at all. It keeps my eyes so hydrated that my eye makeup now looks much better and healthier. 

I am now have about a quarter of a tub left of the face cream and about half a tub of the eye cream, so I would say that I have used more of the face cream than the eyes. 
However I will be re purchasing these product because they are certainly here to stay for a while longer.

Have you guys used either of these products or looking for a new moisturiser? I would love to hear your comments below :)

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

My Empties

So this is the first time I've done a empties post so I am quite excited to share with you what I have been using and what I have liked the most. I always tend to finish most of my products at different times so I will always forget to keep them and will throw the packaging away. I have managed to hand on to them this time, so here is what I have been using:

Bio Oil
I love my Bio Oil, and will never go anywhere without it, I started using it because I used to have a few small scars on my legs which I wanted to get rid of. So I would apply it twice a day as it says on the instructions to try and reduce the look of these and have not gone back since. 

I use it every time of get out of the bath, but will only use it on the bottom half of my legs not all over. I am not a huge fan of having oil all over my body as it doesn't soak into my skin straight away so would end up getting oil everywhere. 

I did however find that this has defiantly helped with the appearance of my legs which is why I haven't stopped using it since. 

Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion
This lotion was already a re-purchase from a bottle I got for Christmas, so is certainly a huge favourite of mine. It is certainly one of the best body moisturises I have used in a long time. In the past I have used other moisturisers such as Vasline products but they never did the job as well as this one. 

Clarins Double Serum
This was a product that came in a set with some other products which is always handy as it makes me try new products. This was a great product that I now incorporate into my every day skin routine and would use it after my moisturiser. 

After using this product for a about a week I could start to see a difference in my skin, and there after my skin got better and better. It is defiantly one of the products I have re purchased since and would always use in my skin care routine. I often will use this alone on my skin before going to bed too and will wake up with refreshed looking skin.

Aloe Hand & Face Soap
This is my second tub of this soap, as it lasts me for such a long time. It is one of my favourite soaps as I use it for my face and body. 
This soap is a thicker texture so you only need a small amount to go a long way which is great. As the soap is mainly Aloe Vera based it works wonders on your skin, my skin reacted so well immediately after using it.

Aloe Vera Moisturiser
Continuing on the Aloe Vera theame, this is a great moisturiser to follow on from the soap, as it contains a lot of Aloe Vera which is great for your skin. This moisturiser leaves my skin feeling so moisturised all day.

Tripple Omega Capsules 
I never get enough fish oils in my diet so I love taking these capsules as its so quick and easy to take. These ones from Holland and Barrett also contain Flaxseed oil and Vitamin E which is great for those extra vitamins. 

There are 120 capsules in this packet so these last for such a long time which I certainly love so I don't have to keep going back to to shops to buy more. 

Clinique All about eyes rich
The weather in England as we can be slightly temperamental which therefor plays havoc on our skin. The skin around my eyes was starting to become sore and drying out which can be very obvious when wearing makeup. 
Thats when I found this great eye cream from Clinique, within days my skin was transforming back to normal so is defiantly one of my holy grails. 

Hope you guys enjoyed this post, and would love to hear from you if you have used any of these products before and what you think of them.

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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Clarins Haul

Hello again my Lovelies, hope you guys have all had a great week? Its been a mixed week I feel with the forever changing weather I never seem to know what to wear.. and were in June.

Any how.. onto todays post... and today we are talking a massive Clarins Haul!!
Let me just clarify I did not go into the store with the aim of coming out with so many items, it just seemed to happen. I did however come out with some pretty cool things so let dive right in - I am going to start with face products and then move onto the body.

HydraQuench Cream-Mask | £33.00 75ml
This is a non-drying mask, and is to be left on the face for 5-10 minutes. It ingredients include Katafray which is know for its smoothing properties and Sorbier which is know to protect your veins.

Multi Active Nuit | £44.00 50ml
This new formula from clarions now include poppy extract which protects the skin from to reduce sign of lack of sleep. With ingredients including organic Teasel, Myrothamnus and poppy seeds is a great mix to revitalise the skin keeping it looking younger for longer.

Water Purify One Step Cleanser | £21.00 200ml
This is an easy to use makeup remover and doesn't have any foaming properties on it making makeup removal very easy. There are some great ingredient in this water such as coconut which has Copra oil inside which helps tone and protect the skin. Mint which is widely known for it antiseptic properties and lastly rice which helps conceal blemishes and nourish the skin.

Ever Matte Foundation | £28.00 100ml
This 'Skin Detox' foundation is a great light weigh foundation that leaves your skin looking Matte but without drying it out. Clarins is actually the first Labs to take interest in its ingredient called Tanaka which is used daily in South East Asia. Also being used is Carthusian Pink which comes from the swiss alps which has soothing properties.

This serum is defiantly one of the best on the market currently, with around 20 natural plant extract in the mix it really does what it says on the tin by winner quiet a few awards. I have tried this before so is a re purchase so I can say first hand this is one of the best I've tried. 

There are a lot of water makeup removers around and from what I have seen they have been doing very well. I have not tried this Clarin's one yet so am excited to try it and it promises to even take off water proof makeup and shouldn't leave your eyes red or sore. 

This flash balm seems look to be a great moisturise to help rejuvenate the skin and help looking fresh, with olive tree extracts and what we know about that it should hopefully be a keeper.  

I am very excited to try this cellulite cream, it had been so founded with scientist for the best formula and says to help early stages of development and also getting rid of stubborn cellulite giving you a great finish. 

On first glance at this product I feel like it is going to be one of my favourites, there is so much product in the packet that it is going to last me a while which is great for the price I would say. The ingredient are all spa like elements so I would say this is for a deep exfoliant.

This scrub is on the smaller side to the tonic polisher and being the same price I am not sure which will be working out better but it seems they are for different things, so this scrub is lighter and thinner so I think you would be able to use it more daily and has softer elements like bamboo extract and ginger. 

This shower gel is said to act with the warm bath water and lets of aromatic properties for a very relaxing bath. This is just what you need for those stressful days so lets hope it is a winner. 

I hope you all liked the products that I have picked, and if did or have reviewed or used any of these products I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. 

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