♡ Lush Halloween 2016 ♡

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Hello everybody! Since getting into using lush products I have been ridiculously excited for the launch of this years Halloween products. So on the day they launched I popped into my local lush to pick up a couple of the products, I want to try all of them so I will go back and pick a couple more next week but these are the first two that I chose. Lord of Misrule and Sparkly Pumpkin! I have never tried any of the Lush seasonal products before so I was really excited!

When I went into Lush I spoke to a lovely member of staff that showed me all of the Halloween collection as it was my first time trying them and I liked the things she told me about Lord of Misrule, it is good for aching muscles and it also has popping candy in it! At first I thought it might be a little boring with it just being green but then they did a demo in the shop and I was surprised to see it has red in it as well which makes it look so pretty in the bath!

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This is what Lord of Misrule looked like in the bath! The colours are so pretty and the smell is absolutely amazing, I think I will have to pick up some of the shower gel next time. Another thing I loved about this bath bomb was that it turned my bath water red! When I got out of the bath my skin felt so soft which I loved!

I haven’t used my sparkly pumpkin bubble bar yet but it smells soooo nice! Overall I am so pleased with this years Lush Halloween products, I cant wait until Friday when all of the Christmas products come out! I will definitely be stocking up on some snow fairy shower gel!

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NYX Lip liner and Soft Matte Lip Cream Review!

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While on a shopping in Barnsley (a town near where I live) I popped into boots and spotted an NYX counter! I don’t have one where I live so I was sooo excited when I spotted it! Something I have been wanting to try by NYX for ages is their soft matte lip creams because I have heard so much about them. I had to stop myself from buying the entire counter haha so in the end I picked up these 2 items: The soft matte lip cream in the shade 06 Instanbul and the retractable lip liner in the shade soft pink.

Retractable lip liner (soft pink)- I am not a massive fan of retractable lip liners just because I feel like they don’t last as long as pencil liners but since I loved the colour of this I got it anyway. I love this lip liner because it is quite soft, when you apply this it glides on the lips and doesn’t drag. The formula is really good and doesn’t smudge when its on.

Soft matte lip cream (Istanbul)- I am in love with the shade of this lipstick! Its like a pinky nude shade and perfect to pair with neutral makeup looks. I like the formula of this because its not too drying and it doesn’t crack once it dries which is a problem I have with some matte liquid lipsticks. This is more like a cream as the name suggests, which I love.

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Those are the swatches of the lip liner and matte lip cream! The lip cream isn’t quite that dark in person its slightly lighter but its soooo nice I love it!

These are the first products I have tried by NYX and I am very impressed. Both products stayed on really well and are really good quality for an affordable price at £5.50 each.

Have you ever tried any products by NYX? If you have any reccomendations please make sure to let me know in the comments below!

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A Big Hello! (& New Makeup Storage!)

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Hello everybody! Its been a while.. I know. I have been so busy with work and things that I’ve just not had time to blog but I have missed it so much! While reading through some of my old blog posts I finally deciced it was time to start blogging again.

So many things have happened recently.. My best friend finally moved back to where I live and now I can see her all of the time again.. yay! I started a new job at Models own working with the things I love most..makeup and nails.. I love it so much and we have just realised a brand new makeup range which I am really excited about.

For todays post I decided to share my new makeup storage because my makeup collection has grown so much over these past few months and it really needed organising so I bought some drawers and some acrylic drawers to go on the top. I’m so happy I decided to sort it out properly and now I have an excuse to buy more makeup!

So first of all I have the little acrylic drawers, in the top compartment I keep all of my favourite nail varnishes and lipsticks and then in the drawers I have some other lip products, lipsticks, glosses and my beloved MUA lip laquers.

Then I have my big drawers; the first drawer is for all of my face products. Highlighters, foundations, contour palettes etc. I recently got a highlighter called ‘rainbeau’ which is a gorgeous rainbow highlighter.

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The second drawer is filled with my eyeshadow palettes and my new eyebrow palette from models own which is literally AMAZING! Its just like benefits ‘brow zings’ you get a highlight for your brow bone, wax and a powder for filling in your brows. I have collected so many eyeshadow palettes recently aswell, my favourite at the moment is makeup revolutions new-turals vs neuturals palette!

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This next drawer I just use for miscellaneous items like these.. the coloured mascara wands are from models own. They have a new mascara out where you can pick whichever wand you want to go with it depending on what look you want to go for!

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Lastly I have the drawer where I keep all of my skincare items, my skin has been quite bad recently and so I decided to try the lush ultrabland facial cleanser and I have been loving it so far. My skin feels nice and fresh after using it and it has toned down some of my spots.

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I am in love with my new storage and I’m so glad it is finally all organized.

Over the next few days I am going to organize a new blogging schedule and try to stick to it because I definitely want to get back into blogging, I’ve missed it so much!

How do you store your makeup? Or what would be your dream makeup storage?

Bella x

 

Think Pink!

13014848_253779671635211_341458348_n.jpgHello everyone I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday! As you may be able to tell from the title, todays post is going to be about all things pink. I am so excited because today I am teaming up with Glossier to share some of my favourite pink things to celebrate the #glossierpink range! Glossier is a beauty company inspired by what girls need in real life. They are creating the new essentials: easy-to-use basics that form the backbone to your unique beauty routine. You can find their beauty products on their website here

I have always been a real girly girl, I just love anything in pink, handbags, lipstick, blush, anything!

Some of my favourite pink things include:

Nails/nail varnish: I must have about 50 different shades of pink nail varnish, I just love it! It’s my favourite colour to paint my nails and if I ever get them done at the salon I usually opt for pink then too!

Clothes: I actually don’t own many pink items of clothing but I do have the pink jumper in the picture above that I love. It’s so cozy!

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Lipstick/lipgloss: I do love a bright pink lip, especially in the summer! It completes a makeup look and adds a girly feel.

Basically, I love anything pink! I have a pink fluffy charm for my handbag that is super cute! I bought my little dog a pink collar which she wears all the time, even a little pink coat for her for winter.. she looks so cute in it!

I have loved doing this collaboration with Glossier, especially getting to talk about all things pink! Don’t forget to check out their website and beauty range here for more information!

Are you a fan of pink? If so what are your favourite pink things?

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#SoppySundays Tag!

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The #SoppySundays tag was created by Alex at thelipstickladyblog.wordpress.com Rebecca at staticnova.blogspot.com Go and check out both of their blogs because they are amazing! I am very excited to be doing this tag today, if you would like to join in head over to the @soppysundays twitter account for more information.

Onto the questions..

1. Who is your biggest inspiration in life?

My partner, Lucas

2. How does that person inspire you?

He inspires me because he always seems to find the good in every situation and he always makes me feel so good about myself. He is so kind and never fails to make me smile.

3. If you could give one piece of advice to another blogger in your field, what would it be?

Write about things that you love, things that you are passionate about. Don’t just write about things because everyone else is writing about them, just do your thing!

4. What advice would you give to someone looking to start a blog?

Go for it! I started my blog in August and I haven’t looked back since, I love it! Also I recommend to join in with the twitter chats and just engage with other bloggers in general, the blogging community is amazing.

5. Why did you start your blog?

I had wanted to start one for a while but I was to nervous about what people would think and I didn’t know where to start! But one day in August I finally took the leap and made my blog here on WordPress.

6. Where do you find that most support for your blog comes from? (Family, other bloggers etc)

My family know about my blog and are supportive of it but I also get support from other bloggers! They are all so lovely and leave nice comments and also my blogging friends are always there to give advice on my blog if I need it.

So those are my questions, I have loved doing this tag and remember to check the @soppysundays twitter for more information on how you can join in!

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☆Peaches, Birthdays & Driving Gone Wrong☆

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What an odd title! But when it came to thinking about what I got up to this week, that is literally what came to mind. I had my second ever driving lesson this week, and if I’m honest I may quite literally be the worst driver ever.

So lets rewind to the start of this week, Monday. My driving lesson was at 12:30. I woke up feeling positive, gave myself a little pep talk *you can do this!* *you will be way better than you were last week!* *You wont be as nervous* Despite all of that, no matter how many times I tried to tell myself I wasn’t nervous, I really was. In fact I was so nervous and anxious I gave myself the worst headache which made things even worse!  When my lesson started we went to a quiet road near where I live but I was too worried about other cars and way to panicky so we had to go somewhere else where there was hardly any other cars. I did start to feel a little better when we got there, I felt more relaxed and I was able to focus on driving rather than worrying about other cars. For some reason though I cant drive in a straight line? Does that even make sense?! I kept driving towards the kerb haha instead of just driving straight.. I think its definitely going to take me a while to get used to driving before I feel confident.

I think the main thing with me is that I worry way too much, when I was driving I’d got myself so worked up that my headache was even worse and it literally felt like my eyes were going to pop out!

Anyway crashing driving aside, I had a pretty good week! I haven’t really done much to be honest but I’ve just been in a really good mood! I have been really focusing on my blog and I am loving the fact that I have also started to do lifestyle posts as well as fashion and beauty. I have taken more time aside this week to focus on me, having little pamper sessions which always improve my mood 100% I definitely need to keep doing this because I feel so much better and I feel like I have a better day when I feel good about myself, I’m sure you guys can relate to that.

I have been obsessed with peach coloured hair, I think that might be the next colour I will go after this lilac has faded from my hair. I’m thinking of using Bleach London’s ‘awkward peach’ because it looks like such a gorgeous shade! Ooh and I have 400 points on my boots card so I’m not far off getting it for free! 😉

I feel like this post is just me sharing loads of random things about my week/thoughts/whats been going on with me but it feels good to share these things in a post.. I hope you guys don’t mind! This week I feel like luck has really been on my side I really hope that didn’t sound cheesy I went shopping on Wednesday for some birthday presents for my boyfriends mum and while shopping in boots I spotted Soap and Glorys ‘Bad day box’ for £4!! Which includes the full size ahem FULL SIZE ‘butter yourself’ body butter, a mini ‘pulp friction’ body scrub and a mini ‘foam call’ shower gel. I was so happy because Ive never tried any of these and I got them all for £4! Also I made my first two sales on Etsy this week which made me so happy!

Overall I have had an amazing week despite being RUBBISH at driving but I know I will get better with time.

What did you get up to this week?

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♡The Beauty Blogger Tag!♡

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Hello everyone! Today I am doing the beauty blogger tag, I was nomintated by Francesca who runs the fairfranblog (link here) …. definitley go and check her out she has some really great posts!

So onto the questions..
1. What is your favourite sweet treat? I am obsessed with butterkist sweet popcorn!
2. What brand has impressed you so far this year? I would have to say Makeup Revolution they are my favourite brand and they never fail to impress me with their amazing quality and value for money.
3. What is your favourite foundation? Rimmel lasting perfection.. I have tried a couple of others but I always seem to come back to this one.. in the shade 001 light porcalain of course haha because I’m so pale *sigh*
4. Who is your favourite youtuber? I love Kathleen lights and Carli bybel for the makeup and beauty side, but I have also been loving Mika Francis’ channel.. she has some really great videos and I love her style.
5. What is your favourite skin care brand? I love Soap and Glorys skincare range.. I use their Vitamin C facial wash religiously.. it makes my skin feel amazing!
6. What one beauty item do you wish for more than anything? All of the urban decay palettes 🙈

7. What one destination do you dream of going to? I’d love to visit America, Australia.. basically anywhere sunny please!
8. If you could only wear one makeup item, what would it be? Rimmel brow this way.. my eyebrows are invisible without it. But then again without mascara my eyelashes are also invisible so…
9.How long have you been blogging? I started blogging in august 2015.

10. Have you/do you or would you ever have aspirations to start a youtube channel? I already have a channel.. here

Thankyou again for tagging me Francesca.. here are the people I nominate:

Paigealiciabeauty

Annies Beauty

Throughtheglitterglass

And my questions:
1. What is your favourite thing to blog about?
2. If you had to only ever use one makeup brand what would it be?
3. Favourite beauty youtuber?
4. What is your favourite makeup look to do on yourself?
5. Favourite lip product?

6. What is the best skincare tip you have revieced or heard of?
7. False nails or natural nails?
8. Blush or bronzer?
9. What is your favourite blush to use?

10. What is your most cherished beauty product?

I have to admit, I am a little bit rubbish at doing tags, usually I’m busy and I forget to do them!

 

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