July-ving and thriving Day 26: Would you rather- Skincare/Makeup Edition :)

July-ving and thriving Day 26: Would you rather- Skincare/Makeup Edition :)
  1. Win a lifetime of weekly facials or win a lifetime of weekly full-body massages? I actually don’t like full body massages because I have a very sensitive back since my surgery so I would definitely go for a lifetime of weekly facials πŸ™‚
  2. Throw away your entire skincare collection or throw away your entire makeup collection? I am really bad at my skincare so I would have to say throw away my entire skincare collection rather than my entire make-up collection! My make-up collection is definitely overkill so would be very expensive to replace!
  3. Have a lifetime supply of your favorite makeup product or a lifetime supply of your favorite skincare product? I would have to say have a lifetime supply of my favourite skincare product because although there are only a few products I actually use I love them and would probably have to re-buy them more often than my favourite make-up product πŸ™‚
  4. Never go into a physical beauty store again or never be able to order makeup or skincare online again?- I have done a few shops online during lockdown and have really enjoyed not having to actually go to the store however it would be really hard to match your skin colour for foundation/concealer without actually going into the store so I would have to say never be able to order make-up/skincare again!
  5. HaveΒ  bad skin or have bad breath? This is a really hard one but I think that I would rather have bad skin than bad breathe!
  6. Always have to sleep with your makeup on or never wear makeup again? Ummm- I would have to say have to sleep in my make-up as I love getting dressed up and putting on my make-up when I’m going out for the day πŸ™‚
  7. Wear black lipstick on a job interview or wear blue lipstick on a date? I think I could rock a black lipstick better however I think I would rather wear blue lipstick for a date because I feel like I wouldn’t worry about the date as much as a job interview!
  8. Would you rather take make-up advice from Kim Kardashian or Kylie Jenner? I am really bad at contour so I would love some contour tips from Kim Kardashian πŸ™‚
  9. Would you rather only wear blush or mascara? I actually don’t wear blush very often because I blush quite a lot naturally so I’d rather only wear mascara πŸ™‚
  10. Would you rather use lipstick on your eyes or eyeshadow on your lips? I think I would rather wear eyeshadow on my lips because there are so many different colours of eyeshadow and I think the powder would work better on the lips that trying to put lipstick on your eyes!

Let me know in the comments what you would answer to these questions πŸ™‚

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Lush Christmas Haul :)

Lush Christmas Haul :)
  1. Jingle Bells- A new bath bomb this year this bomb smells like Patchouli and Orange πŸ™‚ It leaves blue swirls in the bath and is also Vegan πŸ™‚Β 
  2. Β Candy cane bubble bar – This is actually one of the first products I bought from this years Christmas collection 😊 It looks sooo cute and smells amazing like Bergamont and Lemon πŸ™‚Β Β 

3. Rudolph Bath Bomb- Smelling like Marzipan this bath bomb is so christmassy leaving your bath looking very autumnal with orange and yellow swirls πŸ™‚ The antlers are also made from recycled paper ❀ 

4. Polar Bear Plunge- HOW CUTE IS THIS BATH BOMB!!! It is all glittery and so cute and I really hope they bring it back next year πŸ™‚ It is great for your skin and smell amazing πŸ™‚Β 

5. Snowman Dreaming- This Bath Bomb smells like Lavender so is very relaxing and leaves a rainbow of colours in the bath πŸ™‚Β 

Let me know in the comments what your favourite lush bath bombs are πŸ™‚

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My Cruelty Free Make-up Brush Collection :)

*DISCLAIMER* All of these brands came up as cruelty free when I looked on https://features.peta.org/cruelty-free-company-search/index.aspx but I don’t know if that site is 100% accurate and I’m still learning. *DISCLAIMER*

*DISCLAIMER* I am not trying to show off or brag in any way I just love reading these kinds of posts and thought it would be fun and interesting- I have been playing around with make-up since I was around 16 so have gathered this collection over 6 years! *DISCLAIMER*

My first set of brushes that you see are my Unicorn brushes which were actually given to me by my Mum’s friend for my 21st Birthday. They are being stored in a Mean Girls Storage pot πŸ™‚

Behind the Unicorn Brushes I have my Burn Book which is from Spectrum Brushes πŸ™‚ When you open up the Burn Book you will see all of my brushes πŸ™‚ I have 19 brushes from the Mean Girls Spectrum set: CO7, CO2, CO4, AO3, BO4, AO8, A12, A13, AO7, CO1, AO5, BO1, AO1, A21, A16, A10, A17, BO6.

I also have 6 brushes from their Millennial Pink Collection– AO3, CO3, BO1, CO4, AO1, BO2.

I also have a few random Spectrum brushes from some of their other collections πŸ™‚

The other make-up brush collection that I have quite a few from is Real Techniques Brushes πŸ™‚ I have most of their original collection and some ofΒ  their bold metalsΒ  collection as well πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what your favourite make-up brushes are πŸ™‚

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My Cruelty Free Make-up Collection :)

My Cruelty Free Make-up Collection :)

*DISCLAIMER* All of these brands came up as cruelty free when I looked on https://features.peta.org/cruelty-free-company-search/index.aspx but I don’t know if that site is 100% accurate and I’m still learning. *DISCLAIMER*

*DISCLAIMER* I am not trying to show off or brag in any way I just love reading these kinds of posts and thought it would be fun and interesting- I have been playing around with make-up since I was around 16 so have gathered this collection over 6 years! *DISCLAIMER*

Lips:

Lipsticks:

  1. Topshop lipsticks in Brighton Rock, Mind Your Manners, Macaroon, All About Me, Screen Siren and Nevada
  2. Tanya Burr Lipsticks in Birthday Cake, Wild Safari and Big Kiss
  3. Diego Dalla Palma glossy lipstick in 73
  4. Autograph Rose Lipstick
  5. Sleek Lipstick in Walk of Fame
  6. Lola Lipstick in Silky Red

Lipgloss:

  1. Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Candy Queen, Bare Enough and PlumSup
  2. Topshop LipBullet in Wine Gum
  3. Tanya Burr LipGloss in Berry Pavlova
  4. Tarte LipTint in Lovely and Swank
  5. Too Faced Creamy Peach Lip Gloss in Pure Peach
  6. Urban Decay Naked LipGloss in Nooner
  7. Stila Lip Glaze in Raspberry

Matte Lips:

  1. Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick in Bawse
  2. Kylie Lip Kit in Candy K
  3. Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip in Really Rose
  4. Too Faced Melted Matte Lipsticks in Hot Buttered Rum, Pumpkin Spice, Sugar Cookie and Cinnamon Bear
  5. AutoGraph Lasting Colour Intense Liquid Lipstick in Mulberry and Plum Velvet
  6. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips in Too Bad I’m Bad and ShowGirl
  7. Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in Rioja Red and Vino Tinto
  8. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in CopenHagen
  9. TopShop Matte Lip Bullet in Boyracer
  10. The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Rouge
  11. Tanya Burr Cosmetics Matte Lip in Martha Moo, Cherry Macaroon and Christmas Stocking
  12. Tarte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit
  13. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Perla

LipLiners:

  1. NYX Lip Liner in Plush Red and NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Nude
  2. Autograph High Definition Lip Liner in Red
  3. MUA Intense Colour Lip Liner in Pink Me Up
  4. Lola Lip Pencil in Tango
  5. Sleek Eau La La Lip Liner in Rouge
  6. The Body Shop Lip Definer in Hot Date

Eyes:Β 

Eyeshadow Palettes:

  1. Smashbox Covershot Eye Palette in Ablaze and Golden Hour
  2. Urban Decay Naked, Naked Heat and Naked Smoky
  3. Pur Soiree Diaries
  4. Revolution with Soph Does Nails in Spice and Extra Spice
  5. Morphe Palette in Copper Spice
  6. Β Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette
  7. Too Faced Palette in Sweet Peach and Gingerbread Spice
  8. Urban Decay On The Run Palette
  9. Revolution Re-Loaded Palette
  10. Sleek Gleaming in Gold Palette
  11. Pixi Mesmerising Mineral Palette and Eye Reflection Palette
  12. Collection Little Mix All About The Eyes Palette
  13. Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Palette

Single Eyeshadows:

  1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  2. Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Glimmery Eyeshadow
  3. Kiko Creamy Eyeshadow in 03
  4. Stila Liquid Eye Shadow in Rose Gold Retro
  5. MannaKadar Eyeshadow in Fantasy

Eyeliners:

  1. Soap and Glory Supercat Liquid Eyeliner Pen
  2. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper Black
  3. Topshop Magic Liner
  4. Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner
  5. Pur On Point Eyeliner In Heartless
  6. Sleek Dip It Eyeliner

Mascaras:

  1. Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
  2. Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara
  3. Sleek Full Fat Lash Mascara

Eyebrows:Β 

  1. Pixi Brow Tamer Gel
  2. Soap and Glory Archery Eyebrow Pencil
  3. Pixi Brow Powder Trio Shades of Brow
  4. Beautanio Beauty Brow Gel

Face:Β 

Powder:

  1. Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot in Translucent
  2. Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent
  3. Kat Von D Lock It Loose Setting Powder in Translucent

Concealer:

  1. Too faced Born This Way Concealer in Fair
  2. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair

Foundation:

  1. Naked Skin Complexion Corrector in Light
  2. Diego Dalla Palma High Coverage Foundation in 213
  3. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Vanilla

Highlighter:

  1. Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Palette
  2. Revolution Soph Does Nails Highlighter Palette
  3. Sleek Highlighting Palette in Solstice
  4. Pixi x Aspyn Ovard Glow-y powder in London Lustre
  5. Hourglass Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
  6. Stila Heavens Hue Highlighter in Kitten

Bronzer + Contour

  1. Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Palette
  2. Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette
  3. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer
  4. The Body Shop Bronzer in 03
  5. Soap and Glory Solar Powder
  6. Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit

Primer:

  1. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  2. Lola Perfect Skin Illuminating Base
  3. Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
  4. Pur Correcting Primer

Blush:

  1. Sleek Blush by 3 Palette in Pink Lemonade, Sugar and Lace
  2. Lola Blush in 07
  3. Tarte blush in Paaarty
  4. Soap and Glory Peach Party and Love at First Blush

Let me know in the comments what your favourite product from your make-up collection is πŸ™‚

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My favourite cruelty free make-up brands :)

My favourite cruelty free make-up brands :)

At the start of 2019 I decided to go through my Make-up Collection and pick out all of the make-up from non-cruelty free brands and use it up and then not repurchase πŸ™‚ Since then I have managed to get my make-up collection to completely cruelty free bar a few items which are still on the go but I’m nearly there πŸ™‚ Once I have finished those products I will do a make-up collection πŸ™‚Β  Since reorganising my Make-up collection a few brands have shown themselves to be firm favourites so I thought I would write a list of some of them πŸ™‚ *DISCLAIMER* All of these brands came up as cruelty free when I looked on https://features.peta.org/cruelty-free-company-search/index.aspx but I don’t know if that site is 100% accurate and I’m still learning. *DISCLAIMER*

  1. Too Faced- I absolutely love the Too faced highlighters and eyeshadow palettes- I also use the Too faced concealer on a basically daily basis!
  2. Revolution- Revolution is a drugstore brand which is great because they have some amazing products for great prices- I love the eyeshadow palettes that they have including their collaboration with youtuber SophDoesNails.
  3. Urban Decay- Naked heat palette!
  4. Pixi- My mum actually introduced me to Pixi beauty and since then I have absolutely loved them- they have some amazing products and their packaging is beautiful!
  5. Smashbox- The smashbox primer is my go-to and I also love their eyeshadow palettes πŸ™‚ They have some small eyeshadow palettes which are great for travelling.
  6. Stila- Stila has some beautiful highlighters and also gorgeous glitter eyeshadows.
  7. Sleek- The Sleek highlighters and blushes are absolutely amazing.
  8. Eyeko- Can’t beat this brand for waterproof mascara and eyeliner.
  9. Charlotte Tilbury- Gorgeous packaging and some fantastic products.
  10. Soap and Glory- I use the soap and glory shower gels and bodycare products all the time but have only recently expanded into their make-up and I love it! Another drug store brand I love their blushes and Supercat eyeliner.

Let me know in the comments what cruelty free make-up brands you love πŸ™‚

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New York Haul

New York Haul

At the end of November I was lucky enough to go on holiday with my Mum to New York which was amazing πŸ™‚ While I was there I did a fair amount of shopping so I thought I would do a haul of all of the stuff I bought whilst I was there πŸ™‚

As mentioned in my two previous blog posts I am a massive musical theatre nerd so while I was there I found a musical theatre shop called Theatre Circle which was a musical theatre nerds dreamland. While I was there I picked up a few cds and some show programmes πŸ™‚

In the UK we don’t have a Bath and Body Works so I was so excited to do a Bath and Body works haul especially as they had all of their seasonal candles πŸ™‚ I picked up quite a few candles and some skincare/body stuff in my favourite scent Winter Candy Apple πŸ™‚ I absolutely love Bath and body works and will definitely be returning if I am lucky enough to go to New York again πŸ™‚

The final store I went into was Sephora which is another store that is not in the UK 😦 I have been to Sephora before but not for ages and I have never been during the Christmas season where all of the different brands have their festive collections πŸ™‚ I bought two eyeshadow palettes and a few other bits ❀

Let me know in the comments if you have ever been to New York and if you have what stores were your favourites πŸ™‚

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Beauty Favs of 2017

Beauty Favs of 2017

Over the past year I have really been getting into make-up, a little more than in previous years and have been trying to branch out. I also got the opportunity to go to New York this year which meant going to Sephora which was not good for my bank account but amazing for my make-up collection so I thought I would pick a make-up look I have done this year and list the products I used all of which are my favs πŸ™‚

Face:

Primer: Smashbox photo finish foundation primer

Under Eye Concealer: Bourjois healthy mix anti-fatigue concealer in light

Concealer: Rimmel Match Perfection concealer in ivory

Powder: Laura Mercier Loose setting powder in translucent

Bronzer- Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Eyes:

Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo liner in trooper

Eyeshadow: SophDoesNails Revolution Palette

Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

Lips:

Lipliner: Nyx retractable lip liner in nude

Matte Lip Colour: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour in flirt

Let me know in the comments what your favourite make-up products are πŸ™‚

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Advent Calendar Opening :) Β 

Advent Calendar Opening :) Β 

*DISCLAIMER* I am in no way trying to show off or brag I know I am very lucky and privileged to have the opportunity to have these advent calendars πŸ™‚ I love reading posts on what people got and I thought it might help anyone who is struggling to decide which one to get next year ❀ *DISCLAIMER*

M&S Advent Calendar- This year my Mum and I decided to share the 2017 M&S advent calendar because we each wanted different parts of the calendar as there are a lot of skincare and make-up products πŸ™‚ My favourite products so far are definitely the Alpha H Liquid Rose Gold and the Pixi Honey Sheen Lip Product πŸ™‚

Body shop calendar- I am a big fan of the body shop and have wanted to have a body shop advent calendar for a few years so I was so happy when my mum surprised me with one πŸ™‚ This one was Β£45 and I am absolutely loving it! I love the shea hand cream and the mango shower gel πŸ™‚ I am also very excited to try the body shop eyeliner because I have never tried the body shop make-up only their skincare πŸ™‚

Mum’s advent calendar- My mum and I also got the M&S advent calendar last year and so we each had an empty calendar so in order to not waste them we each decided to fill the boxes again for this year so I did one for my mum and my mum did one for me πŸ™‚ I’m only going to show a few of the products that I received but they were all lovely- Thank you Mum πŸ™‚ My favourite products have to be the mini Pixi eyeshadow palette and the molten brown shower gel ❀

Yankee candle advent calendar- Last but by no means least as some of you will know I absolutely love candles and there is usually at least one burning in my room so when I saw this calendar and it was on sale I couldn’t resist πŸ™‚ You get 23 of the small tealight candles and then on day 24 you get a votive candle which I’m very excited to open πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what advent calendar is your favourite and if you have an advent calendar this year where is it from?

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Christmas Zoella Beauty ReviewΒ 

Christmas Zoella Beauty ReviewΒ 
  1. Zoella A Winter Soiree: This is such a cute little festive make-up bag which says all is bright and has a rollerball perfume of the Snowella scent and mini handcream of the Winter Wonderhand which both smell absolutely divine. This would make the perfect gift for a friend or makes a good weekend treat to urself πŸ™‚
  2. Zoella Merry and Bright Soak- I am a big fan of baths so whenever I come home from uni its so nice to be able to have a nice lush/bubble bath and so when I saw this gorgeous big jar of bubble bath I knew that I had to buy it πŸ™‚ It smells lovely and I’m so excited for my next pamper night so I can have a nice warm bath using this bath soak πŸ™‚
  3. Zoella Snow Relaxed Bath Fizzers- Along the same theme as the bath soak I absolutely love Zoella’s bath fizzers so when I saw that she was doing bath fizzers to go with this collection I was so happy πŸ™‚ They smell gorgeous and they are shaped like a snowflake which I think is adorable πŸ™‚
  4. Zoella Snow Balmy Lip Balms- This was featured in my stocking fillers blog post which can be found here:Β https://gracethoroughgoodbeauty.wordpress.com/2017/12/05/stocking-fillers/ and I think they are so cute and like I said perfect for a stocking filler as no-one ever thinks to buy lip balms for themselves πŸ™‚
  5. Zoella Snowella Body Mist- This is another classic from the Zoella collections so I was very happy that she decided to keep up with tradition and make another body mist with this collection. The smell is perfect for the winter time and the packaging is so beautiful and definitely my aesthetic πŸ™‚
  6. Zoella This Is Your Year- This is something that you can’t use until the new year but I saw it and I just couldn’t resist, its so adorable and will make me a little less stressed when working at my desk to look over and see this gorgeous calender sitting there πŸ™‚
  7. Zoella Cosy Vibes Mug- During the festive season I love curling up watching a movie whilst drinking a hot chocolate and so I thought this mug would be absolutely perfect for just that purpose πŸ™‚ Its adorable and works so well with the cozy vibes I always try and go for during the winter when its cold outside πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what you favourite product from the New Zoella Christmas range is or if you have asked for any of these for christmas πŸ™‚

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Festive nail colours :)

Festive nail colours :)

I am a huge fan of painting my nails, especially if I am having a pamper evening during the festive season so I thought I would make a list of some of my favourite festive nail colours πŸ™‚ Usually during the festive season I will go for a red or glittery nail but some colours are a classic that I love all year round for example a white nail varnish πŸ™‚

  1. Tanya Burr Sleigh Bells Nail Varnish- I couldn’t find the link for this Nail Varnish as this was in last years Tanya Burr Advent Calendar but there is a link to buy the advent calendar here:Β https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TANYA-BURR-12-DAY-BEAUTY-COSMETIC-CHRISTMAS-ADVENT-CALENDAR-GIFT-blogger/232562991532?hash=item3625d5a1ac:g:tvQAAOSw44BYjcSX
  2. Tanya Burr Carnival Night Nail Varnish- I couldn’t find the link for this nail varnish either because it was in the original Tanya Burr Advent Calender however I did find a link to the advent calander:Β https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tanya-Burr-Cosmetics-Deck-the-Halls-12-Days-of-Christmas-Beauty-Advent-Calendar/192347012759?hash=item2cc8c67e97:g:kyMAAOSwYIxX9Vqf
  3. NO7 Devils Delight Nail Varnish-Β http://www.boots.com/no7-stay-perfect-nail-colour-10216042
  4. Kiko 078 Nail Varnish- This was one I bought in the sale so unfortunately I can’t find it anymore 😦
  5. Seventeen White Lady Gel Colour Nail Varnish-Β http://www.boots.com/seventeen-gel-colour-10166760

I am a big fan of Tanya Burr and I love her beauty products especially the nail varnishes which is why I have included two of them in this list πŸ™‚ Sleigh Bells is a sparkly deep red nail varnish which is perfect if you’re going to a christmas party ❀ Carnival Night is more of a deep purple and has specks of glitter throughout which is absolutely gorgeous πŸ™‚

The No7 Devils Delight nail varnish is bright red nail varnish which is the classic festive nail colour and is the colour I currently have on my nails as I write this post πŸ™‚ I have had this colour for years and it always comes out at christmas time πŸ™‚

The last two nail colours are all year round colours which I love so I thought I would include them πŸ™‚ The first is a relatively new purchase and is a bright purple nail varnish from Kiko πŸ™‚ My flatmate was doing an online order and asked if I wanted to order something as there was quite a lot on sale πŸ™‚ As soon as I saw this colour I knew I had to have it!! My favourite colour is purple so anything which allows me to have purple nails is definitely going to be a favourite of mine πŸ™‚

Last but by no means least is my white nail varnish by Seventeen- I got into wearing white nail varnish around a year ago whilst watching Alisha Marie getting her nails done πŸ™‚ I then tried out a white gel colour from a nail parlour and loved it but gel nails can be quite damaging and expensive so decided to pick up my own so I didn’t have to go to the nail parlour everytime I wanted to have white nails πŸ™‚ I love this colour and is a must have of mine πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what your favourite nail varnishes are for the festive season πŸ™‚

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