Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick Collection #2 The Corals

As some of you maybe aware by now I've gone a tad lipstick crazy recently (like I wasn't already) since receiving the full collection of the I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipsticks from Makeup Revolution. Most of you have probably seen the gorgeous pink shades that I showcased and swatched in last weeks post here, but I know that pretty pinks are not to everyone's liking. Seeing as it's National Lipstick day I thought it would be appropriate to showcase of the gorgeous coral shades in the collection. Coral lipsticks have to be the ultimate summer shade to wear and I promise you that you'll be impressed by these beauties.

Just Have Fun

I love the name of this shade, as soon as I read it I immediately thought of the 'girls just wanna have fun song, and just like the name suggests this lipsticks really fun to wear.  For me 'Just Have Fun' is the perfect summer coral shade as its bright, a little bit daring and has that perfect balance of pink and orange tones to it. This lipstick probably leans more towards the red side, so it's perfect for you red fans wanting to wear something a little bit more subtle for the summer. This looks so gorgeous on and really compliments your summer tan - I absolutely love it!

Colour Overdose

If you love bright orange lipsticks then 'Colour Overdose' is definitely the shade for you. This super pigmented orange could be MAC's 'Morange' baby sister and would pass as a great dupe - Although this is probably a shade lighter or two. I always think that wearing a bright orange lipstick on a summer evening is a great way to make a statement and works as a great alternative to a bright bold pink. This shade will work with every skin tone and just looks gorgeous on.

Caught Myself Smiling

When I think of coral lipsticks, peachy toned corals are the ones that come to my mind and the ones I usually find the most wearable, 'Caught Myself Smiling' is that perfect peachy coral and really is the most perfect summer lipstick. I've been loving wearing this lipstick as part of an everyday makeup look as it just goes with everything; It also looks so pretty and girly once on. This lipstick really is a makeup bag essential and is one of my favourite shades in the 'Lip Geek' collection.

Happy Girl

Happy Girl was the first lipstick that I tried in the 'Lip Geek' collection and as soon as I popped it on I was like 'this is such a Danielle shade'. As you know by now I love pink lipsticks, there my favourite, so I instantly fell in love with this bright pink toned coral. I was quite surprised when I popped it on as its a lot brighter on than what it looks in its casing. However because its such a pretty girl pink its going to work for both  daytime and evening. I think I've just about said this with every lipstick in the collection now, but this looks so gorgeous and girly on.

Dream About Success

Again I find that 'Dream About Success' is another one of those peachy toned corals, however this lipstick is a lot lighter than 'Caught Myself Smiling'. In fact if it wasn't quite as bright on I would say that this would be more of a nude toned coral, however once on your lips it does appear quite bright. Unfortunately this kind of coral shade is a little too light for me, but its going to look great on you ladies that have fairer skin - This shade is definitely going to become your go to summer lipstick. I love the finish of 'Dream About Success' for such a light shade its so pigmented and creamy at the same time.

Is This All I Need

Is this all I need? And the answer would have to be yes and this lipstick is just one of those nude shades that looks amazing on and works with every kind of look that your going for. I decided to class this nude as one of the coral shades in the collection just because it does have those warm peach tones running though it. Personally I love this shade of nude as I find that it works really well with my skin tone; If you have a tan this is going to look amazing on you and compliment it really well. This is just such a great everyday lipstick for anytime of year, I love it.

So that's all the corals in the Makeup Revolution I heart Makeup Lip Geek collection, as you can see these shades are pretty amazing and at only £2.99 each it would be rude not to add a few to your lipstick collection. These lipsticks are such great quality and I still can't get over at just how pigmented they all are, not to mention the packaging is so girly and cute! 

I would love to know what shades your loving from this collection and if your planning on treating yourself to any? Let me know in the comments below.

Lots of Love


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Love Me Beauty Box || July Edition

Love Me Beauty Box* £12.95 (Including P&P)

When the menu's for this months Love Me Beauty Box came out I was incredibly excited as the beauty goodies on offer where just unbelievable, so much so that it was so difficult picking a menu. So when the postie arrived with the July edition of the box I was actually buzzing! This month I opted for menu number two just because this box contained a gorgeous fuchsia lipstick that I knew would be right up my street, and as you know by now this is such a 'Danielle' colour - I just had to have it. Not only did menu number two contain a gorgeous lippie, but some other fabulous items too...

Ofra Pressed Eye Shadow 'Bliss' (RRP £8.80)

Ofra is not as brand that I've ever heard of before, but seeing as there are two products from this brand in this months box, I was pretty excited to try out something new. Needless to say that this eye shadow of theirs left me feeling a little speechless! Not only is this shadow such a gorgeous shimmery champagne colour (a favourite of mine) but it is so buttery and has a lovely finish to it. Not to mention that the pigmentation of this shadow is just amazing! For such a shimmery shade, the finish is so smooth and looks stunning on, especially for the summer time. I have been using this non stop since receiving it and I'm so excited to have discovered something new.

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick 'Hollywood' (RRP £ 11.60)

Look how gorgeous the colour of this lipstick is! This liquid lipstick is just so beautiful and it was the item I was talking about earlier that made me make a decision on choosing menu number two. This liquid lipstick smells just like vanilla cupcakes and is really creamy and lovely to apply. Pretty much right away this soft lipstick dries into a stain leaving this gorgeous pop of colour on your lips, and this really is long lasting - Like all day lasting. For something that is so pigmented and long lasting, it isn't in any way drying on your lips which is such a huge bonus. As you can see from the pictures that I made the classic beauty blog error of not taking pictures of the products before I started using them and as you can see the writing on the packaging is starting to smear off which is a little disappointing (especially for the price) but the formula is so great that I can look past this.

Lashem (2ml Sample) Lash Enhancing Serum (RRP £40.00 - 3.5ml)

I've never felt the need to buy or try a lash enhancing serum before, just because most of them seem to be on the expensive side and I've always been quite content with the length of my lashes. However that's not to say that I wont say no to trying a product that will give them that extra little boost. Long lashes are always a good thing in my opinion, especially for sleepy eyes that need to look more awake. This product is only a sample size, but I'm pretty sure that there is enough product in here to see if it makes any difference to the length of my lashes. I'm pretty excited to give this ago and will definitely report back to you all on how well this works.

So Susan Dual Brow Powder (RRP £11.95)

Doing our eyebrows is such an everyday part of our makeup routine now and I have to say I'm really enjoying finding new products to test out on my brows. I'll be honest with you all now and say that my eyebrows are the one beauty thing I'm not very good at doing at all and I generally am never happy with the shape of them. Therefore I think I just like trying out any brow product that is hopefully going to make them look a little bit better. I have to say I really do like the look of this brow kit from So Susan, the powders are not the most pigmented that I've tried, but the shades are really warm and I love the way that its presented in its packaging. I've not tried this one out yet, but I'm hoping that it's going to work some much needed magic on my brows.

So Susan Flutter Mascara (RRP £14.95)

I am loving the look of this mascara, and I think it's great how this months box has given me the tools for gorgeous brows (I will try) shimmery eye lids, a product to add length to my lashes and now a dark carbon-black mascara to complete the look - Just what every beauty girl needs! I've never tried anything from the brand So Susan before, but I have to say that this mascara does look really impressive. The gold metallic packaging is gorgeous and it really does look as though this is going to be a good mascara. I've not tried it yet, but the stiff bristle brush looks as though its going to do a fab job at separating my lashes and adding a bit of volume to them too - I can't wait to try and test this out.

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Body Lotion (RRP 

You all know by now that I just love my body lotions, so I was especially shocked, wowed and excited when I saw this in this months box because it wasn't on the menu at all! Love Me Beauty really spoilt us by throwing in a surprise product. This body lotion smells incredible and has a zingy citrus smell to it, although I don't know if it's just my nose but to me it smells a bit peppery too, which is kind of weird, but it really does work well together. This lotion is perfect for the summer time, not only does its smell give off those summer vibes, but its so hydrating and sinks into your skin so quickly, this really is a fabulous moisturiser.

The Teashed 20 Whole Leaf White Tea Bags (RRP £3.50)

Now if your a tea lover then I'm sure that these Teashed tea bags are a great little edition to this months box, but as you know by now I don't do hot drinks at all, so this is something that doesn't really excited me in the slightest. However this months box is so exceptionally good that I don't even care that these tea bags are in here, I've already gifted them to someone who will enjoy drinking them - Talk about sharing the love ;)

So as you can see this months box is just incredible and I'm sure your like me and are just super impressed. If this post hasn't convinced you that your missing out by not subscribing to the Love Me Beauty Box, then be sure to take a look at my video where you can see me talk about these products in a little more detail - I would love if you could subscribe to my channel whilst your there too.

If you are thinking about subscribing to Love Me Beauty then head over to their website now using this link here. I would love to know what menu you went for this month and what your favourite item is?

Lots of Love


Thursday, 24 July 2014

MeMeMe Coral Blossom Cheek & Lip Tint || Review

MeMeMe Coral Blossom Cheek & Lip Tint* £5.50

For the last few months I have been quite obsessed with MeMeMe Cosmetics Beat The Blues Highlighter and this month MeMeMe have added another cheek and lip duo to their collection which I've pretty much fallen in love with right away. I am a huge fan of multipurpose products and have been a fan of the Benefit cheek & lip stains for some time, especially 'Posie Tint' (its gorgeous) but with its £24.50 price tag its a little on the expensive side. However MeMeMe have brought us a much more purse friendly dupe this summer that is just so amazing and is a makeup bag essential for anyone who loves cheek and lip stains.

This Coral Blossom tint from MeMeMe is beautiful on and I've loved using this for an everyday summer makeup look. I always think coral tones  look gorgeous this time of year, especially when your all bronzed from the summer sun. What I really love about this cheek and lip tint is that the coral shade is a really warm toned peach which is going to look amazing for all skin tones, especially with those of you who have fairer skin. With just a few dabs of the brush onto your cheek bones is going to be enough colour payoff to give you such a lovely warm flush of colour. I actually find that once the tint has been blended onto your cheeks it leaves such a lovely dewy finish and isn't too heavy at all. I know most of us love going for that natural skin look this time of year and its great to find a blush that is going to work with that look. Does anyone else find it annoying when you use a dewy foundation only to cover this fresh faced look up with a powdery chalky blush? I find that the Coral Blossom tint really does help to give your cheeks that sexy summer glow... Yes Please.

As for using this as a lip stain, again the colour payout is very subtle but enough to add a lovely warmth to your lips. I find that it just adds a lovely coral tone to your lips and definitely gives you that 'your lips but better' look. As soon as you pop this on it dries immediately and what I really love is that it will stain your lips for hours. Sometime's I'll even add a sheer gloss over the top just to add a little something extra and this looks ever so pretty on.

Over the past week I've actually not stopped wearing the Coral Blossom Cheek & Lip Tint,  its been great wearing this both on my lips and cheeks at the same time as it really does create such a fabulous summer look, it really is a summer essential!

I would love to know if your a fan of cheer and lip tints and if so what are your favourite ones to use? I think this coral shade is just super pretty and gorgeous, but let me know what your go to summer shade is?

Lots of Love


Monday, 21 July 2014

Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick Collection #1 The Pinks

Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Lipstick* £2.99 each

Last Saturday the most amazing parcel came though the door and sent me from a sleepy lay in mode straight into lipstick heaven! If these pictures aren't enough to make you lipstick lovers swoon over your screens then keep reading because once you see these swatched I promise you that you'll be amazed. 

I'm sure most of you are aware by now the hype that's surrounding 'Makeup Revolution' if not then where have you been? Makeup Revolution is a brand that offers us beauty junkies quality but affordable makeup, if you have a few hours to spare I dare you to take a look at their website as you'll be lost in it for hours, I promise. Recently Makeup Revolution launched their 'I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipsticks' onto their site and I've been trying and testing out the collection for you guys. I'm honestly so impressed with these Lip Geek lipsticks and I just know that your going to love them too.

Firstly how amazing is the packaging? Packaged in bright neon pink and purple casing, these lipsticks are so eye catching, pretty to look at and make all my black MAC lipsticks look a little boring (sorry MAC). Not only do these lipsticks look pretty, but the formula is fabulous too. Each one of these lipsticks has a really creamy finish to them, are super pigmented and are not drying on your lips in anyway whatsoever; Even when they start to fade, they are so pigmented that they fade to a lovely stain on your lips, I can't fault them. 

As many of you know now, when it comes to lipsticks pinks are definitely my go too shades and the 'Lip Geek' collection has some gorgeous girly pinks on offer, so I thought I'd showcase them all first - So get comfy as there are quite a few to get though. 

Barbie Is Jealous

Is it just me that thinks this or is the name of this lipstick fabulous? Being a girly girl my love for Barbie will probably never fade, so to have a lipstick in my collection that is a true Barbie pink is just amazing. If Barbie was to pick a shade of lipstick I bet she would want this gorgeous shade on her lips; 'Barbie Is Jealous' is the most gorgeous bright pink fuchsia shade that just looks so gorgeous on. If you love all things pink then you need this lipstick in your life, its just stunning on and will definitely bring out the Barbie girl in you. 

Candy Rock has to be the perfect shade for those of you who adore your bright pink neon shades; this lipstick is so bold and vibrant and just looks gorgeous on your lips. I know I'll definitely be using this as a go too shade this summer. Not only will 'Candy Rock' make your lips pop and make a statement, this shade is also going to look gorgeous along side your holiday tan. This shade also has blue undertones to it, which is fabulous if your wanting to make your teeth look a little whiter. 

Again I love the name Makeup Revolution have given this lipstick, 'Marshmallow Kiss' is such a gorgeous peachy light toned pink and is going to look stunning on you girls who have fairer skin. I love how this lipstick has a slight shimmer and frost to it which adds a little more definition to your lips. Even though this shade is a little too light for me, its ever so wearable and it's a great everyday lipstick that will work with so many makeup looks. 

Ken Will Want Me

The name of this lipstick really says it all, and for me this is the most gorgeous girly pink colour and is just such a classic shade of pink; it's not too bright but not too pale either, this shade is one for everyone. If you were going on a first date then this is the shade of lipstick that you would want to be wearing - It just gives you those perfect kissable lips. If your wanting really pretty girl lips then you need this shade. Out of the whole Lip Geek collection 'Ken Will Want Me' is possibly my favourite one, I love it.

This lipstick has to be the most wearable everyday pink in the collection as its a very nude pink and gives you that 'your lips but better' look. If you love your pink toned nudes then this shade is for you. I absolutely love the colour and once on it kind of reminds me of MACS 'Lovelorn' which is an all time favourite of mine. This is just so wearable, looks really girly on and is just one of those staple pinks that every lipstick lover should have in their collection. 

Baby Doll

For me 'Baby Doll' is such a princess pink which makes this lipstick so pretty and girly. As you can see from the pictures its really light and again I think it would suit those of you with lighter skin. For such a light shade 'Baby Doll' is so pigmented which is so often not the case with this shade of lipstick. I absolutely love this colour, I just don't think lighter pinks suit me as much as the more bolder and daring shades of pink do. This lipstick also has a slight frost finish to it, but it's very subtle and just gives your lips that extra bit of definition. 

So that's all the pinks in the 'Lip Geek' collection, as you can see from the pictures they are super gorgeous, creamy and look beautiful on. These lipsticks are such great value for money, and the pigmentation of each lipstick is just amazing. If your looking to add any to your lipstick collection make sure you check out the Makeup Revolution site here.

I would love to know which of these shades are your favourite? Let me know in the comments below; and if pinks are not really your colour then keep a look out as I'll be dedicating a post to all the coral shades very soon.

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Quick Messy Bun Tutorial

Happy Wednesday everyone! That's right we are half way till the weekend which makes me extremely happy! Whooop! Just a quick little update post for you today and that is I've filmed and gotten up my quick messy bun hair tutorial. I get asked quite a lot how I do my messy buns and how I get a lot of volume into the bun, so I thought I would film a quick tutorial and share my secrets. This is such an easy hair style to achieve and will only take you a few minutes I promise. I just love wearing this hairstyle for the summer, not only does it look pretty, but it gets your hair off your face too.

I would love to know if you ladies recreate this hairstyle and give it ago, make sure you tag me in your pictures or tweets if you do!  And if you like this video then please subscribe to my channel. Thanks for watching and I'll see you in my next video!

Lots of Love


Saturday, 12 July 2014

My Favourite Summer Shade || Barry M Jelly High Shine 'Huckleberry'

It’s been a long while (and when I say long while I probably only mean a few weeks) since I've been completely taken back and obsessed with just one nail polish. But right now there seems to be only one shade that I want to wear on my nails and that's Barry M's Jelly High Shine Polish in the shade 'Huckleberry'. From the start I've been a huge fan of these super glossy and bright vibrant shades from the Barry M Jelly Shine Collection, the formula is pretty spot on and I love that it gives your nails that extra bit of shine, more than what you get from other polishes. Needless to say that I now own my fair share of this collection which Barry M seem to be forever adding too, which is not good for someone who owns way too many nail polishes and is trying to cut back - Raise your hands if your with me on this one! 

This summer for me has been all about the mint green and pastel blue shades. Not only do these shades do a fabulous job at enhancing your tan, but they also work with most outfits and look delicate on your nails - For some reason I don't think my work would approve of me showing up to work with highlighter pink nails, so this shade has been left for my toes! Seeing as pastels are the way forward, for me anyway, I just couldn't resist picking up 'Huckleberry' which is the most gorgeous pastel blue shade; it's so light that it leans more towards a white shade than a blue. I just love wearing this shade on my nails, and with just two coats of polish my nails are opaque, glossy and good to go.

I had seen 'Huckleberry' featured on so many blogs, and just knew I had to have it in my collection, it is by far one of the prettiest pastel blue shades that I've ever seen and worn, it’s almost like a duck egg sort of blue. If you’re like me and love these sorts of shades I can't recommend 'Huckleberry' enough, you won’t regret it I promise.

I would love to know if you love this shade just as much as me and what your go too nail polish shade has been this summer? Let me know in the comments below.

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

June Favourites

Good evening everyone, it's the middle of the week which means it's almost time for the weekend and I'm so excited because I actually have the whole weekend off. If you work in retail like me then you'll know that this is rare and doesn't come around very often! If you've been following my YouTube channel (you can subscribe here) then you will have seen that last week I got up up my monthly favourites video - And as promised I'm following up with a blog post just in case you don't have time to watch ten minutes of me rambling on (haha) or want to see any of the products I've been loving in a little bit more detail.

Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder
This month saw me re kindle my love with the Bourjois chocolate bronzing powder. Now this beautifully scented chocolate powder has always been a favourite of mine, but being a beauty blogger means I love trying out new things. Out of all the bronzing powders I use, the Bourjois chocolate bronzer is always the one that I come back to, especially over the summer because it's just that good. If you want to look like a bronzed goddess in minutes I recommend you giving this ago.

Smashbox Photo Ready Foundation Primer

This primer really is the star of the show this month and I have been blown away by just how amazing this product is. I cannot emphasise enough how amazing this primer is, it really makes my skin look flawless and my makeup stay put all day, every time I use it, it leaves me a little speechless, especially when I've had a busy day at work and come home to find that everything is still in place. Honestly your foundation doesn't budge one bit! How amazing is that? I've got a full review coming up of this product very soon, so keep your eyes pealed for that one.

Benefit They're Real Mascara

I must be the last beauty blogger on the planet to have tried this mascara, and even then it's only the smaller sample size that I've tried, but I have to say this mascara has actually blow me away and I can't quite believe how amazing it is. This mascara gives me the most beautiful lashes. Not only are my lashes looking long and full of volume, but 'They're Real' also gives them a beautiful curve making them look as though I've had eyelash extensions in. I was always a little put off by the price of this mascara, but after trying it I can honestly say its worth every penny! Just WOW.

Bodhi Neroli Luce Revatalsiing Face Oil

In the past if you had suggested that I put an oil onto my face I would have ran a mile (no joke!). Having oily to combination skin means I can't think of anything worse that adding a face oil into my nighttime beauty regime. However I hold my hands up high and admit I was so wrong for thinking this. This face oil from Bodhi is such a luxurious item to use, makes my skin glow and leaves it looking radiant. Yes I still get that terrible t-zone bit that causes me a bit of drama every now and again, but this face oil has only enhanced my skin and I absolutely love using it.

Lush Sympathy For The Skin

I think I've mentioned this miracle body lotion quite a few times on my blog in the last few months, and rightly so, my love for it only gets stronger. Sympathy for this skin is really heavy duty, but absorbs into my skin ever so quickly, leaving it feel so hydrated and nourished. I love using this on my legs, especially as they seam to be making more of an appearance now summer is in full swing. This body butter always gives my pins that nice sexy summer glow. I honestly can't recommend this body lotion enough!

Hawaiian Tropic Lime Coolada After Sun Body Butter

The bright green packaging along of this Hawaiian Tropic After Sun is enough to make it into my favourites, it just screams holiday to me! Every time I use this product it just takes me back to all the recent holidays I've had and for those few minutes whilst I'm applying this and letting this sink into my skin I'm lost to the world stuck in my holiday daydream. It's definitely the smell that takes me back, it just smells incredible! Although this product is used ideally for a long hard days sunbathing, it makes a fabulous body butter and is such a skin time treat. I love it!

So that's everything for my favourites this month. like I mentioned earlier all these products have been featured in my most recent video and it would mean the world to me if you could give it a watch and subscribe to my channel. I would love to know what you've been loving this month and if any of your favourites match mine.

Lots of Love


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Organic Surge Superfresh Awakening Bodywash

Organic Surge Superfresh Awakening Bodywash* £5.99

There is no better way to kick start your day than having a warm refreshing shower and the products we use whilst in the shower can really pop us in the right frame of mood and awaken your senses. Recently I have been loving this kind to skin body wash from Organic Surge. This shower gel has a really thick consistency that lathers up really well and leaves my skin feeling soft and re-energised. I love how this smells so refreshing, scented with spicy May Chang and uplifting Bergamot it really does make you feel alert and wide awake, especially on those mornings where your struggling to wake up and seam to be fighting your constant snooze alarm. Although I prefer to use this shower gel in the morning, its great to use in the evening and after a hard day at work, its nice to start to wind down by using this bodywash; It makes you feel really clean and I love how you can still smell this on your skin after your shower - A huge bonus in my opinion.

This is the first Organic Surge product that I've tried and I love how all the ingredients are from a natural origin. The bottle is a really generous size and as the shower gel is so thick this is going to last me for a long time. If your looking for the perfect pick me up in the morning then I can't recommend this enough.

Have you tired this shower gel? What helps you beat those early morning blues? Let me know in the comments below.

Lots of Love

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