Tuesday, 18 August 2015


On Saturday I am jetting off to sunny Spain for a week with my best friend and her family. Well my 2nd family. I cannot wait for a break from real life and just lay on the beach, reading a good book and drinking copious amount of cocktails. 

So Sian Marie Beauty is going on a holiday also! I will be resuming back to normal proceedings, once I am tanned goddess -LOL-  

See you soon - xo

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Thursday, 13 August 2015

August 2015 BirchBox - #BeautyJunkie

BirchBox August 2015 #BeautyJunkie - Sian Marie Beauty

How cute is this months BirchBox. I am avid user of emojis so this box design is right up my street. I think I would go to the extreme to say this is my favourite box design ever. What makes it even better is this months box comes with stickers! I love stickers and since getting my new Ban.do diary I have been using stickers to make it more fun. So these will 100% be being used to keep it fun and bright.

BirchBox August 2015 #BeautyJunkie - Sian Marie Beauty

Rituals Fortune Scrub | £10 - I am having a scrub overload recently. Buying them and receiving them at any given point. Not that I am complaining, I adore a good scrub and this Rituals one smells amazing. Can't wait to slather this all over my body!

Huygens Exfoliating Cream | £17.90 - Not loving the smell of this guy if I am honest. But if it does a good enough job exfoliating my face, I may just be able to put up with it. Its a good sample size pot though, would be perfect to travel with.

Kebelo Clarifying Shampoo | £13.95 - Since my Fudge clarifying shampoo ran out Ive not repurchased it or tried a new one. I keep forgetting to pick one up, so this is very much welcomed into my collection. Smells very spa like and I have high hopes for it. 

Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Supreme Mascara | £19.50 - Could a mascara have a longer name?! I am loving the fact that this in this months box! I am a self confessed mascara junkie, so I am SO excited to use this and see if its worth the quite hefty price tag. 

L. Erikson Grab & Go Ponytail Holder | £11.50 - I have really fine hair and personally this bobble is a little to thick for my hair. But I like the concept around these metal free bobbles that won't snag your hair.

Lord & Berry Blush "Lotus" | £17 - I know this is a blush and I am sure it will make a gorgeous blush, but I can't help but look at this and think "you will look amazing in my crease" now if you don't know what I mean by that, then go home ;) This blush is super creamy and it leaves the most gorgeous reddy brown colour. I am going to get a lot of use outta this guy.

BirchBox August 2015 #BeautyJunkie - Sian Marie Beauty

I am loving the contents of this months box, a wide range of products which I will use. Bar the face exfoliant but who knows I may end up loving it! 

What did you think of this months BirchBox?!

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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Sian Marie Beauty Turns 2!

Today, 11th August 2015 I have had this little corner of the internet for two years. 
Yes two years, since I sat there and thought SM Beauty Blog was a good idea for a name... Anyhow.
Two years ago I would never have thought I would be where I am today. I have made some of the best of friends because of this website. I have traveled across the country because of this website. I have been given some amazing opportunities because of this website. But I wouldn't have any of that if it wasn't for you. You the reader. If this is the 8594 time you've clicked onto Sian Marie Beauty or if it is your first, by the way hello and welcome. 

Since 11th August 2013 I have had;
84,000+ views
2070 Twitter followers
822 Instagram followers
955 Bloglovin followers 

I will be hosting a giveaway when I hit 1000 followers so please stay tuned for that.
Other than that, I just want to say thank you again for sticking by my side.

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Sunday, 9 August 2015

August 2015 Empties

Cocoa Brown Tough Stuff | £5.99 - This scrub not only lasted me ages but was also amazing. For £6 it is more than affordable. I am a massive lover of Cocoa Brown as a whole and this product is one of my fave products from the line. I will 100% repurchase this when I am narrowed my scrubs down.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Age Support Cream | £42 - I received this sample a while ago and ill be honest I didn't use it constantly to notice any effects really. But it was a nice moisturiser and if it wasn't for the massive price tag I would have considered giving it a proper go. 

Faith in Nature Coconut Shower Gel & Foam Bath | £5.60 - I used this as a bath foam as I thought it would be really coconutty. It wasn't and it hardly made bubbles. Maybe it would have made a better shower gel but ill never know now.  

Simple Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes | £3.29 - Two more packs bite the dust. Nothing else to report of these. 

Cyanide Pill | Lush Oxford Street Exclusive - This smelt amazing. But made my bath the same colour as wee. That put me off slightly but the water smelt good and left my skin feeling lovely. 

May Day | Lush Oxford Street - Hated the smell of this, hated the bath I had. The proceeds go to a good cause but no, I am not a massive fan of aniseed. Wouldn't buy this again.

Leo Bancroft Ultimately Intense Deep Moisture Mask | £1.00 - I am currently on a massive get my hair to a decent state, state of mind. Its battered. This mask did wonders to my hair and for only £1 I will certainly be stocking up on these when I next see them in my local Tesco.

Sanex Dermo Extra Control | £1.89 - Standard roll on, smells fresh. Kept my underarms dry. What more could you want from a deodorant.

Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo | £2.99 - I adore the scent of this. So fresh and reminds me of holidays. I adore Batiste so I will have this again in my stash soon.

Pure & Light Organic Essential Floral Toner | £19 - How often do people finish toners? I don't think I have ever seen one in someones empties? Well not one that I can remember. This toner was really refreshing, left my skin feeling soft. 

What have you used up recently?!

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Keeping My Skin Soft

I hate moisturising after the bath/shower until I find this combination. The Beauty Kitchen Inspire Me Brightening & Toning Body Polish* is fast becoming my most favourite scrubs! It contains so many minerals and oils that help your skin detox and exfoliate. I prefer to use this in the shower opposed to using it on dry skin. In small circular motions I go about my body giving it a bloody good scrub. When I first opened the jar it was VERY lemon grassy, now this isn't my all time favourite scent ill be honest, but upon using it in the shower it isn't as overpowering as I thought it would be. The pink salt grains are perfect for giving your skin a gentle scrub, not too abrasive. Since using this I have noticed a difference on my arms the most as I tend to suffer from dry skin on my under upper arm, the dry skin has reduced quite a lot. Not only do I like the product but the kilner jar is comes in is gorgeous, air tight to keep the product fresh and I will be totally reusing it once the product has all gone. I think it will be the right size to keep cotton pads in. You can pick up this little beauty from selected Holland & Barrett stores or from here

Once I am all scrubbed, washed and dried next on the list is to keep myself moisturised and I have fell head over heels in love with the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Butter Cream. Who doesn't want to walk around smelling of limes?! I have always been a fan on the Soap & Glory body butters, Righteous Butter is and will always be up there at the top with my favourites. But as it is summer and the thought of feeling a little more fresh and citrusy just makes this cream even better. With the mixture of the scrub and this body butter not only does my skin smell AMAZING but it also feels amazing. Definitely a duo I am going to be using for a long time.

Have you tried either of these products?! 

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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Taking Time Out For Me

Taking Time Out For Me - Sian Marie Beauty

You may have noticed recently that I haven't been posting as often as I used too. I am not here to apologise, I have been quite poorly with a summer cold. So all I have wanted to do when I come home from work is chill out. Not panicking myself that I haven't written this weeks posts. Which I am sure you guys can understand. But how do I chill out!? 

The obvious that isn't pictured above is a bath, nothing I love more than a Lush filled bath and reading a good book. My current read is Giovanna Fletcher's 3rd book, Dream a little Dream. I adore how Giovanna writes her books, they are so easy reading and really suck you in. Before you know it you have been in the bath for almost an hour and your feet are literally prunes. Once I am out of the bath I like to apply a face mask, I am currently obsessing over the Balance Me Radiance Face Mask* it is a triple action mask; giving your skin a deep cleanse, exfoliates with the little beads and finally brightening dull skin. I can really noticed a different in my skin after I use this it feel super soft! The last part of my little after bath pamper is applying a generous layer of Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm, as you will be aware I am a avid lip balm user and this little pot of magic is my all time favourite. 

Now I am all pampered and with a clean pair of PJs on comes the next part of my me time. Candy Crush Soda has been a firm favourite of mine for a long while, I like to just shut off from the world and attempt to do a couple of levels if I am not stuck on one. I am currently waiting for an update so I can move onto the new levels. Yes I am that far in front with it. Lastly is my all time favourite thing to do at the moment. My best friend brought me the Secret Garden colouring book for my birthday, I love all of the intricate designs and how there are items to find throughout the book. The only downside to this book is it is already too pretty to colour in, I do hope I do it justice. 

What are your favourite things to do when you need some "me time"?!

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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Makeup Revolution Contour Palette*

When I saw that Makeup Revolution were bringing out a contour palette, well my ears pricked up. My Benefit Hoola is on its way out and I was wondering where to go next and to my surprise I came home from work one day and this lil guy was sat by my backdoor. So thank you Makeup Revolution :)! This palette is made up of the typical black plastic with a rose gold text and a massive mirror, nothing overly fancy but I do love the Makeup Revolution packaging. Its simple, its clean. Inside it is made up of 8 different shades. 

The top row consists of a setting powder that is more on the pinky side and next to it is what I would call a dupe for the Ben Nye Banana powder with its yellow tones. These two are going to work wonders for me when I make mistakes from my contouring, I sometimes get a little sloppy. The third one in on the top has a very slight shimmer to it, I would use this for a very subtle highlight; maybe use this for strobing? Not that I am a massive fan on that craze.

On the bottom row there is the three contouring shades, a red toned, a cool toned and a warm toned shades. Well I think that is what they are, do I sound like I know what I am on about if I put it like that? Anyhow, I will get the most use from the first two shades on the bottom row. The third one is a touch too dark for me, maybe if I have a dark tan this will become more handy for myself.

Lastly are the two end shades, the two highlighters. The highlighter on the top row is literally stunning if you want a very glowy look. Perfect for a night out when you want to look radiant. The other one is a muted highlight that I think I would use on a more day to day look. Its not over the top its just perfect for that little added extra to your makeup look.
Top  Picture - Top Row | Bottom Picture - Bottom Row

As always these powders are super creamy and blendable, I have never been let down by a Makeup Revolution palette. For £8 as well it is a bargain of a palette, if you wanted to purchase your own click here.

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Friday, 31 July 2015

Hello August 2015

What Happened in July;

- I turned 26 boohoooo :( My birthday however was amazing. Started off with breakfast at Frankie & Bennys. I went gliding and finished off with a fab meal at a local BBQ restaurant. 

- I brought a new car, gotta wait until September until I can have it though. #newcarproblems

- A couple of very drunken nights out. 

Whats Happening in August;

- My blog turns 2! 

- I get to meet Kenzie from Lemonaid Lies, look out for that post!

- I am going to Center Parcs for the first time. Only a day pass but I can't wait.

- Going camping with the boyfriend for a couple of days

- Finally going on holiday with my best friend and her family for a week in Palma Nova, so excited for this.

- Watching Batman at Wayne Manor, or Wollerton Park - OUTSIDE. 

So after a pretty steady July, August is going to be amazing. I literally don't have a single free weekend. I am really looking forward to making the memories :)! 

What have you got planned for August?

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

July 2015 Favourites

Sian Marie Beauty July 2015 Favourites

It was really hard to pick my favourites this month as I have been loving so many items. After a lot of debating with myself I narrowed it down to these four items. The easiest out of the bunch to pick was Pixi Glow Tonic. I picked this up from the flagship store in London on Carnaby Street. As soon as I used this one I was at home my skin loved it. Its the first toner I have used that contains 5% glycolic acid and I am more than impressed with the outcome!

Next up is an oldie but a goodie. Benefit Rockateur has featured in a previous favourite but as a beauty blogger new blushers come into your life and the older blushers get pushed to one side. Sadly this is what happened to my Rockateur it went into my Alex draws and well that is where it stayed. But I have took it out of its retirement and boy I forgot how much I loved this blusher. It gives me the perfect amount of colour on my cheeks giving them a flushed look and if I fancy skipping highlighter; no problem with the slight shimmer in giving a subtle glow.

Now I have two items that came into my life in July. My friend Katie went to America and as I am cheeky I asked her to pop into a Sephora and grab me a Kat Von D Tattoo eyeliner. This eyeliner does not budge an inch, I am very impressed with it. Its not as black as I thought it was going to be but its staying power certainly makes up for it. Lastly is Soap & Glory Archery this is in Blondshell. I have my brows done by Katie who I previously mentioned and she treats them to Billion Dollar Brows, so they tend to be a little more darker but once that dye has faded this brow product is the perfect shade to fill in sparse areas of my brows without them looking overly done. And its a dupe for the ABH Brow Wizz for £8 what isn't to love?! 

What have you been loving this month?!

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Friday, 24 July 2015

July 2015 Empties #2

Lip Smacker "Coca-Cola Cherry" | $2.50 - I love these Lip Smackers and this one wasn't a let down. Smelling really fruity and also leaving a nice hint of red on my lips. I got asked several times at work which lipstick I was wearing and to there amazement it was a lip balm.

Dr Bronners Magic Soap "Citrus" | £1.99 - Best makeup brush cleaner EVER. Made all my brushes smell like oranges. I am already using my next one. Definitely always going to use Dr Bronner for my makeup brushes.

Motives Lustrafy Mascara | £14 - Not my most favourite mascara ever. Was okay for day to day wear but nothing too fancy from this lil guy sadly.

Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer | £15.50 - I LOVED this! Like literally obsessed over it. Really need to go purchase the full size version of this asap. Worked so well to help give my lashes length and volume, one of the best lash primers I have come across.

T Darjeeling Bath & Shower Gel | £3.50 - This stuff smelt amazing, like tea. Captain obvious over here. I used it as a shower gel, it filled the room with its scent and it lingered on my skin for around 3 hours after. Would get this again.

Nude ProGenius Omega Treatment Oil | £58 - Obviously this little guy didn't cost me £58. I think this was out of a BirchBox from way back when. I hated the smell of this but loved what it did to my skin. I easily got a good 10 uses out of this bottle. A fab size for a sample. If it wasn't for the large price tag I would purchase the full size.

FaceTheory Exfoliating Cleanser | 75p - I am aware it says ForYou on the packaging but they have since changed their name to FaceTheory, so now that is covered... I really liked this facial exfoliate, it wasn't too harsh for my face. 

Aromatherapy Associates "Revive Evening" | £45 -  I got sent this last year for my birthday from a PR company and yes it has lasted me this long. You hardly need any in a bath for it to be a smell overload. I used this on very special occasions and it helped relax me loads. 

Lush Ocean Salt | £7.75 - I loved this scrub THAT much I went out and brought the larger version. So need I say more?! 

Have you used up anything exciting yet?!

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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Kiss Brow Kit*

 Not to sound big headed, but I have been told enough times in my life that I have pretty good eyebrows. Naturally. Apart from the odd uno brow incidents when I was younger I have always kept them pretty tame. I never over plucked them when I was a teen and I am more than thankful for my younger lazy self for that. I don't think a full brow will ever go out of style now, Cara Delevinge brows all the way please. 

But saying that, I do like to keep mine maintained. Especially now as I love to fill them in it is actually my favourite part of my makeup routine. I think brows frame the face beautifully so they have to be done right. I am lucky enough to have a very talented beautician as a friend who does my brows on the regular but every girl needs a holiday and sometimes Katie is pretty booked up. So I need a plan B! When I was emailed about trying out the Kiss Beautiful Brows kit, how could I turn it down?

Kiss Beautiful Brow Kit
Kiss Beautiful Brow Kit

Within this kit you get 2 brow shades, a highlight shade, a wax and a little razor to trim down them pesky longer brow hairs. 
The darker shade at the moment is a little too dark for me but the lighter brown is spot on. Maybe I could use the darker one just to add a little more definition if I was feeling fancy. The highlighter shade is stunning perfect for the brow bone and also the inner corner of your eye. And the wax actually works, I have tried a few of these brow kits and I have been disappointed with the wax as it just sits on top of the brow; but this one hasn't let me down at all. As a added bonus you also get a tiny spooly and double ended brush for on the go. The only thing is this lacking is a mirror but I won't hold it against it too much. But what makes this kit EXTRA special are these next for items.

Kiss Beautiful Brow Kit

How amazing are these?! They make applying your brow powder so much more easy, you don't even have to think. Just colour in really. My personal favourite is delicate with that slight arch. They are made of a rubbery material that makes them easy to clean.

All of this for $7.99 which is around £5! I don't think which I am more impressed with how cheap it is to buy for what you get or how amazing the product actually is. 

Is this something that you would go for?!

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Sunday, 19 July 2015


I love looking back on old photos and remembering the good times. The fact that the photo above is 5 years ago baffles me. When did I turn 26?! Where has all the years gone?!  

But yes, today I am 26 years old. I have a VERY exciting day ahead of me. Keep your eyes peeled for what I have in store in an upcoming post. 


Thursday, 16 July 2015

Dusty Girls

Back in June I went to Sheffield to attend THIS blogging event and one of the people giving a talk there was MooGoo. MooGoo is an Australian brand that is as natural as it can get. Their sister company Dusty Girls is that natural that you can eat the makeup, if you reallllllly wanted to. Although I highly doubt that it will taste night, but yano whatever floats your boat. Within the goodie bags MooGoo kindly gave us two products. The two I received are "Sunshine" Natural Mineral Bronzer and "Argyle Pink" Natural Mineral Lip Shine.

Argyle Pink is a super moisturising lip balm, that leaves a lovely hint of pink. As the name suggest it is slightly more towards the gloss side of lip balms as boy does this give your lips a sheen. It's very comfortable to wear, not heavy or sticky in the slightest. I adore the packaging on this too, its a very cute pink and slim enough to keep in your back pocket. At £9.50 it isn't the cheapest lip balm on the market but again you are paying for quality.

The Sunshine bronzer is next up, this all natural mineral bronzer is stunning. It isn't matte which I would prefer but luckily the shimmer in this is so slight it doesn't transfer onto the skin as much as I thought it would do. This isn't a bronzer I would contour with as its too deep toned for me, but to warm up my face its perfect. Sunshine really gives me that glow, that "I spent all yesterday in the sun, look at my tanned face" glow. At £15 I think its a fair price for the amount that you get. 

From using these two products, I really want to try more from the range, to see all of their products click here. What would you pick of the website?!

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Make A Splash - July 2015 BirchBox

BirchBox July 2015 - Make A Splash
BirchBox July 2015 - Make A Splash

Unani Aloe Vera Gel | £15 - This is a fast drying super soothing miracle gel and it will 100% be coming away with me next month when I go to Palma Nova. There is scent either which I really like because when I am on holiday there is nothing more than I hate when my after sun smell masks my perfume scent.

Pop Beauty "Peach Parfait" | £15.50 - My lord this little trio is gorgeous. The colours are to die for all shimmer, super creamy and blend like a dream. My favourite is the champagne colour which will be great for highlighting my brow bone.

Barley Prep, Blot & Blend Sponge | £5.99 - Ill be honest I am not struck on these sponges I will be honest. I have the Beauty Blender and nope, I think I need to sit and practise a little more.

Balance Me Congested Skin Serum | £16 - I think I now own nearly every Balance Me product, granted mostly in sample size but I seem to attract this brand. Not that I mind, I bloody love Balance Me. I have never used anything like this before and at the moment for some reason my skin is reverting back to its 14 year old self. So fingers crossed this helps get rid of them pesky spots. Oh it smells amazing too with a mixture of lavender, chamomile and aloe vera.

Benefit Dream Screen | £25 - Ill be honest, when I think of sun protection I don't think of Benefit. Dream Screen has a SPF 45 which is so amazing, with this size I will use this for my face. As there is no way this sample size will cover my arms and legs. And I know it sounds daft, but shaking this bottle up is strangely stratifying.

Cowshed Cow Pat Hand Cream | £18 - My first ever Cowshed product, this is a brand that I have been meaning to try for a long while. I have heard very good things. I am not overly keen on the scent of this hand cream, personally I didn't think grapefruit and coriander would ever be mixed but hey Cowshed you do you. I am yet to give it a test drive as I have 4568945894 hand creams but watch this space.

The products in this months box are perfectly matched to the Make A Splash theme and I am loving the bag that came with it, it will be perfect for when I am pool side on holiday.

What did you think of this months Birch-Bag?

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Sunday, 12 July 2015

NYX Face Awards UK - Vanity Vemon

Well my little sugar plums, I am here today to ask a favour. My friend Emily or Vanity Vemon as she is more commonly known as on the Internet; has just placed in the top 10 of the NYX Face Awards.
Amazing I know! So what I want is you to vote for her when the voting is open. I will be tweeting out links and placing the link at the bottom of my upcoming blog posts.

Emily is one of the sweetest people I know, she is a fantastic makeup artist and is willing to give you advice whenever you ask. Her Facebook page Vanity Venom (you can find here) has exploded with over 11k likes on it and all for good reason. Her looks on herself and on other people are incredible, Emily's imagination knows no boundaries. How she comes up with these looks I have no idea, I obviously do not own the creative gene. One of Emily's biggest achievements to date was being flown out to America to be featured on Transformations with James St. James and you can watch that video here! Emily is a massive lover of the drag queen scene and has been featured appearing as some of the UKs top night clubs looking absolutely fabulous. But these are just words, I will let the following photos do the talking. 

Her two looks she has done for the UK NYX Face Awards have been amazing of course. The first round was based on the phrase "Quintessentially British" and the second round was based on a Festival theme. Below are both of Emily's video entries enjoy watching them and please watch this space for the voting links from me! For someone who comes from a smallish town in Nottinghamshire this girl is going to go far and we are all backing her!


Thank you from myself and Emily!

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Friday, 10 July 2015

Benefit Top Picks

Benefit Cosmetics Top Picks

Benefit are one of my favourite brands. FACT. I am slowly building up quite a collection, I probably have items I don't even remember buying somewhere in my stash. But in this post here are six of my most used Benefit products. I couldn't quite narrow it down to five....

Yes, I have picked two eye creams but I love these both for different reasons. It's Potent was the first skin care product I tried from Benefit. This is my favourite eye cream to use at night, I find it super hydrating and in the morning I can certainly see the different to my eye area. The only downside to this I feel is the pot, I end up with cream under my nails I would much prefer my creams to be in pumps. But to solve mt cream-behind-nails issue, I grab a cotton bud and scoop it out that way; very multi use cotton buds aren't they. The second eye cream is Puff Off! when this was first launched my initial thoughts was gimmicky, oh look at the iron tip how cute, that surely won't do anything. Well let me eat my words please. The iron is amazing! I find this eye cream is best in the morning, it has a more gel like consistency than It's Potent allowing to soak in faster. Back to that little iron, it is always cold so upon applying the product de puffs your eye area; now this is something that I need in the morning. It is actually a little miracle worker.

If you haven't heard of They're Real then I suggest you unpack your rock and come into the big wide world. This is a number one best seller for a reason, its the dogs dangly bits. If you are looking for fuller, longer looking lashes then this is your guy. It doesn't flake off, it doesn't crumble off, it holds a curl and it has a fantastic brush to help you achieve the ultimate fake lash look. A downside is that is a sod to remove, I found a oil based remover helps but I fully forgive it for being stubborn to get off as I just gosh darn love it so much. From eyes to lips Posie Balm is one of the prettiest lip balms I own. It leaves a subtle hint of pink, it hydrates and well the packaging is stunning.

Last two on my top picks are two items I will forever repurchase. Rockateur was massively hyped up when it was launched, just as the rose gold hype started. So naturally I had to have it. It leaves the most natural flushed look on your cheeks. I don't pile this on as it is very pigmented and no one wants to look like a clown. Well unless you do, then please feel free no judgements here. But personally I like the natural "I've just be on a little jog look at my cute lil rosy cheeks" look. And I don't know if its just me, but it smells amazing a light floral smell. Anyone else noticed this? Now for my last and all time favourite Benefit product. Hoola. I have several bronzers in my stash and I flirt with them now and again but I always come crawling back to Hoola. This matte bronzer is perfect for contouring my cheeks, tanning up my face and one of my all time favourite tricks hiding my double chins. Hoola blends out beautifully and when done right can look super natural.

What are your favourite Benefit items?! What would you suggest I try next?

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

July 2015 Empties

Feels like forever since I have done an empties, yet I have all of these and my bag is getting full fast. I really am getting through my stash now and it make me super happy! 

 Lush Snow Fairy | Christmas Exclusive - If you don't like the scent of Snow Fairy, get out right now. This is my all time favourite Lush product and the fact that it only comes out at Christmas upsets me deeply. This Christmas I will 100% be getting lots more, I'm already excited. 

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water 400ml | £4.99 - What can I say about this cleansing water that hasn't already been said? Nothing. It takes my makeup off, it doesn't dry out my skin, it works. Oh and it's cheap as chips! Will 100% repurchase this when I have used up my other cleansers. 

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 118ml | £21 - Well you can tell how long I have had this, its the old bottle design. I adored this setting spray before I became an oily mess. Now I would have to purchase De Slick, but like the cleansing water I will repurchase this once I have used up my other setting sprays. 

Victoria Secret "Hello Darling" Mist 250ml | £14.99 - THIS SMELLS AMAZING. Very sweet and floral with a mixture of white nectarine and peony, its just urghhhhh. I have had this forever also, it took me well over a year to use up. These are regularly on offer at Victoria Secrets so keep a look out! 

Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express | £7.99 - Purely brought this because of Tati (Glam Life Guru) she used to rave about it. So when I saw it at work for I think it was £2 in a sale, well it would have only been rude to leave it there. Its a good mascara giving lots of volume, the only downside to this is it flaked off quite bit toward the end of the day. 

Garnier Mineral InvisiDry - Didn't like this, at all. 

Simple Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes | £3.29 - You know how I feel about these. My favourite wipes. Simple ;)

Drummers Drumming | Christmas Exclusive - A little cute pink and yellow bubble bar. It smelt lovely, it made my skin feel lovely. All I can remember really, its been a while since I used it now.

Phoenix Rising | £3.35 - The smell of this is just URGH! It made my skin feel heavenly, one that I will always repurchase. It just so god damn pretty.

Dragon's Egg | £3.35 - Another of my all time favourite Lush products. One bath bomb that I usually have in my stash. I love the colour it makes my bath, I love how it makes my skin feel and I also love the scent. Not a massive fan of the little circle paper things that sticks to me but yano nothing is perfect. 

What have you used up this month?!

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Sunday, 5 July 2015

An Ode to The Comforter

The Comforter Lush

Ever became so obsessed with a scent that you must own everything in it or your life isn't complete? That is The Comforter to me. I adore sweet black current scent that this gives off. Ever since buying my first ever Comforter bubble bar and falling madly in love with it, I knew I couldn't live without one of these in my life at all times. As soon as I break off the first bit of bubble bar I will order a new one, plus a few extra goodies obviously. At £4.75 it is a little up there in price for what is essentially a solid bath gel, but from these bars I will get roughly 2-3 baths. Maybe a cheeky fourth if I am only fancying a few bubbles. That's the thing with these bars you get a lot of control over them, how much you put in for bubbles and also what sort of Lush cocktails you can make up. A lot of fun to be had.

The next one to be added to my little collection is the Comforter Body Lotion, I saw this on the Lush Kitchen Instagram, which guys if you don't already follow I suggest you do because they tell you each week which product they are making and what day they will be on sale. I think this body lotion was around the £10-£15 mark for 225g, but I could be wrong I have had it a while now. The scent of this I find is a lot stronger than the bubble bar and once it is applied you will be able to smell yourself for hours after, its super hydrating too my skin is always so soft after use. Due to it being a limited edition I use this sparingly as I think I will cry on the day it runs out. 

Welcome to the last member of the trio, Comforter Moisturising Shower Cream. If you have read my recently Lush Oxford Street Haul, you will have already seen this lil guy. Sadly like the body lotion this is a limited edition (I guess) for the Oxford Street store. I know they are going to start rolling out some of these exclusive items into the other stores over the next few months, good news I know. Anyways lets get back on track, when I saw that the Oxford Street store was going to be selling a Comforter shower gel obviously I was going to HAVE to have it. It smells just as amazing as its two siblings. I haven't used this yet as I currently have about 3 shower gels on the go and well my OCD just can't handle it, its struggling on having 3 open. 

What scents/products from Lush do you obsess over?! 

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Friday, 3 July 2015

Smart Sun*

I love the sun. Yes controversial I know. I get all of the reasons why I shouldn't sit in to for hours, skin cancer, drying your skin out etc... But I actually love sitting/laying there with a good book or my music baking. Now I am not silly enough to do it without protection, I will always wear sun cream but a downside to sun cream is that it will sweat off. 

Am I the only one who is never sure when you reapply your sun cream?! I highly doubt I am. So when Smart Sun got in contact with me regarding the UV Indicator Wristbands well I knew I had to give them a chance, they sound to good to be true! A wristband that you will hardly tell you are wearing due to them being so thin that tells you when to reapply suncream and when to get out of the sun.

Image from SmartSun
As you can see from the diagram above the colour changes to indicate what you should be doing. How bloody clever are these little bands! I know I will be taking these on holiday with me in August to help me to know when I need to top up my sun cream and also when I should perhaps go into the shade for a little while. Maybe I will listen if I have a band that is glowing pink at me?

At £4.99 for a pack of 5 I do think these are a bargain, especially when it comes to your health. For more information click here to go to the Smart Sun website and here to buy them off Amazon.

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