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Stila Eye For Elegance Liquid Eyeshadow Set


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After purchasing the eye for elegance liquid eye shadow set from Stila, I decided to write a quick post letting you know my thoughts.

I am always looking for a glitter eye shadow, as I feel that they complete any evening look. I seem to struggle when it comes to finding an eye shadow that is both glittery and pigmented. I decided to pick up this set and after testing it out a few times now, I am really impressed.

The set comes with six mini liquid eye shadows. Three of which are described as shimmer and glow, which have a more metallic look and the other three are glitter and glow, which as the name states are much more glittery. The shades easily match up with each other, which allows you to wear both a metallic and glitter eye shadow at once.

 

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Next To Notte and Twig.

This is a swatch of the two deeper red shades. They work beautifully together and are very pigmented as you can see. The glitter and glow eye shadow has more of a copper tone, which works well when matched with other brown shadows.

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Kitten and Peachy Sheen.

These are by far my favourite shades. The glitter shadow has a peachy, champagne tone which I love. The metallic Kitten shade is also incredible and can be work everyday. These shade really brighten up a look and help give off that perfect glow.

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Grace and Smoldering Satin.

These two shades are a lot more pinky than the the previous two. The glitter shade Smoldering Satin is a lot pinker than I would usually go for, but can be toned down with a darker shadow. 

 

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These liquid eye shadows are great and they dry really quickly. After wearing these all day at work, I was pleased to find that they don’t budge at all. By using a liquid glitter eye shadow you don’t have any of the residue ruining the rest of your makeup which is also a plus. If you’re looking to try out a new glitter or metallic eye shadow, I would definitely recommend you try these out.

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Amphora Aromatics Review

 

After recently discovering a new organic and locally based brand, I was so excited to test out some of their products. Amphora Aromatics have more than 30 years’ experience in creating amazing aromatherapy products. They use high quality ingredients from independent producers around the world, which is definitely reflected in their products.

The company prides itself in creating high quality products, yet still being able to sell them at a reasonable price.

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The first product that I am obsessing over is from the essentials collection is the Sandalwood and Palmavosa Moisturising Face Lotion. One of the reasons why I love this face lotion is that it’s incredibly light on the skin. The refreshing fragrance is the perfect scent to get you ready for the day. 

I’ve been using this product for just over a week and it’s a huge impact on my face. I love using it in the morning as it’s the perfect base to apply my makeup, or to simply leave my skin feeling refreshed. It really does protect your skin from the cold winter months and leaves it feeling silky smooth.

 

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The second product I tried out was the Sleep blend from their Aromatherapy Blend collection. Amphora Aromatics have six new blends, all of which are 100% pure. The range includes Sleep, Energise, Revive, Focus, Relax and Festive. They can be used in diffusers or burners to help promote relaxation and well being.

These oils are priced at just £7.50, which is incredible value for money. 

I tried out SleepComforting

“A relaxing and balancing blend of Juniper, Patchouli and Lavender gently soothes you to sleep. Comforting and warming Orange, Marjoram and Howood help combat insomnia by working to calm restlessness and anxiety – promoting peace and tranquillity. “           www.amphora-retail.com

Like many of us, I spend most of my week stressing out at work and drinking way too much coffee for my own good. Unfortunately this is regularly reflected in my sleeping pattern. With this in mind, I was excited to try out this blend and see if it would make a genuine difference to my routine.

Not only did this help me have a incredible nights sleep, I felt much more relaxed and stress-free in the evenings. This product definitely helps you chill out and it’s something I will be continuing to use for a long time.

If you’re looking for some natural and locally sourced products, then I definitely recommend you check out this brand. They’re based on Cotham Hill, Bristol or you can find them online at www.amphora-retail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Health & Beauty Bristol Blogger Event

I recently attended a Blogging event in which Health and Beauty bloggers and brands met to collaborate and socialise with each other.

The event was held at the Bristol City Centre Marriott Hotel. On arrival we were greeted with an amazing spread of delicious sweets and treats. I was so impressed with the decor in the hotel. The room we used was themed with Bristol’s greatest attractions and some incredible artwork. Below is a feature wall which I automatically fell in love with. 

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Not only was the atmosphere incredible, but the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Bristol, then I would definitely recommend you check out this hotel as it’s in the perfect location and you will get a real taste of Bristol

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I really enjoyed socialising with other bloggers and it was great to hear what others are truly passionate about. Along with meeting like minded bloggers, there were some really great local based brands at the event. The brands featured at the event were Amphora Aromatics, The Somerset Toiletry Company, Shy Mimosa Perfumery, Scentered, Grace Emmerson and The Pilates Room. All of which were incredibly friendly. I can’t wait to try out some of their lovely products for myself. 

 

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Thank you so much to Heather Cowper for organising the event. It was a really good opportunity to socialise and collaborate with some brilliant people. I’d also like to thank The Marriot Hotel for having us all, it was a great evening and I really enjoyed myself.

If you’re currently starting up your own blog then I would definitely recommend attending a local blogging event in your area. It’s a great place to pick up tips from like minded people and help get your name out there.

 

 

 

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Now Is Your Chance: A 30-Day Guide to Living Your Happiest Life Using Positive Psychology.

Now Is Your Chance: A 30-Day Guide to Living Your Happiest Life Using Positive Psychology

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If you’ve vowed to start 2018 by being as positive and happy as you possibly can, then I would definitely recommend you give this book a read.

Usually self help books don’t appeal to me as I seem to have a pre-determined view of them being extremely boring and not something that I would interested in. But after hearing so many great things about this book, I was definitely impressed.

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One thing that I absolutely love about this book is that fact that you only need to read a chapter a day. It’s the perfect for your journey to work, or even on your lunch break. Each chapter gives you a new challenge to follow, allowing you to gently bring the tips and values into your everyday life.

I would recommend you keep a notepad handy whilst reading this book as it’s very interactive and it definitely keeps your brain awake. It encourages self worth and really helps you remember to think positive and enjoy your life to the full.

This book alone has definitely gave me a new outlook on life and you can definitely see an improvement in your own thoughts just through the first couple of chapters. 

If you’re thinking of picking up a new book, then I would definitely recommend you check this one out.

 

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The Body Shop Goodies

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Last week I was invited to a VIP Event at The Body Shop in Cabot Circus, Bristol. I was lucky enough to pick up some new amazing skincare products.

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you will know how much I love The Body Shop’s skincare range. With this in mind, I jumped at the chance to try out some products and see what I had been missing out on.

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Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

This is one of my new favourites. As somebody who loves to wear makeup, it’s really important that I have a product that will remove every last inch of it before I go to bed. This product works wonders at removing even the toughest waterproof makeup. It even removes Double Wear which is always a struggle.

I also love how soft this leaves your skin feeling. After using this on my face I always feel refreshed and it hasn’t led to any breakouts which is always a bonus.

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Elderflower Unperfumed Cooling Eye Gel

This product is something that I don’t think I would usually pick up, but I am so glad to have purchased it. This eye gel really helps sooth puffy or tired eyes, and leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.

I love the fact that it’s unperfumed as it guarantees no irritations to your skin. If you’re looking to try out a new eye gel, I would definitely recommend you pick this up.

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Mineral & Ginger Warming Massage Clay Mask

I am always a fan of face masks from The Body Shop and this one has definitely lived up to my expectations. When using this face mask, you get an incredible warming sensation which I love. I used this mask in a hot bath and it is incredible. It states that it’s suitable for all skin types and I have really noticed a reduction in blemishes.

 

I love all of the products I purchased at the event.
It would be great to hear what Body Shop products are your favourite.
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The Gossip Nail Bar

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I recently visited The Gossip Nail Bar in Bristol and I am so impressed with my new nails. The Gossip Nail Bar has recently opened in Old Market, Bristol. The nail bar is working in collaboration with Glitch Hair Salon, a trendy place which works perfectly with this quirky new addition.

 

I absolutely love the atmosphere of this nail salon, and the work Emily creates is amazing. Unlike many other nail salons, Emily ensures that you feel comfortable with your nails and that your experience in the salon is one to remember.

Along with her amazing manicures, you can also choose to have some unique nail art and designs added to your nails. I chose to go for Acrylic nails with a Gel polish finish. My nails were ready just in time for Christmas and I am so impressed with the end result.

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My glittery pink nails are definitely ready for the festive season. I love the gems which were added on and the textures that were created. I can’t wait to head back to the salon and try out a new design in a few weeks. 

If you’re looking for vegan friendly, quirky and glam nails, then I would definitely recommend you check out The Gossip Nail Bar.

 

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Barry M – Matte Me Up Lip Kit

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After hearing many reviews on Barry M’s Matte Me Up Lip Kits, it was only right that I tried one out for myself.

I tend to use both lip liners and lipsticks in my everyday makeup routine. Applying both helps you to create a neat finish and also helps the product last longer.  I find lip kits really helpful as they match up the perfect lip liner and lipstick shade for you. The Barry M Lip Kit I chose to buy features both the lip liner and liquid lipstick in the shade Go To.

 

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I love the shade of this product and as the name states, this will definitely be a go to lip product of mine. It’s the perfect shade for every day use and it looks like a dupe of Mac’s Velvet Teddy, which I adore. Using the liner first helps you keep a clean finish to your makeup look.

The liner which comes in the kit is a pencil liner, which I am really impressed with. I much prefer a pencil liner to a plastic coated one, as you are able to get a lot more use from the product by sharpening it.

I wore both products whilst on a Christmas shopping trip this weekend and I am really impressed with the outcome. After stuffing my face at lunch the product did not budge which is great. One thing I would say is that it does start to feel slightly dry after a few hours but if you apply some lip balm, the product should last all day.

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You can see my finished look above. I am really happy with this product and the pricing  is more than half of alternative lip kits such as Kylie Jenner’s. I think for £6.99 you can’t go wrong.

This product is a new favourite of mine and I will definitely be stocking up on some more shades this season.

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New Lush Purchases

Working in the City Centre makes shopping way too hard to resist. So on my lunch break last week I decided to pop into Lush and pick up a couple of treats. After a very long week, I picked up the perfect products to help me unwind. 

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Mask of Magnaminty.

I really wanted to pick up a new face mask, but as most of their masks have to be kept in the fridge I didn’t think it would last in my bag all day. Luckily I found this mask which is self-preserving, which means it doesn’t need to be kept in the fridge which is amazing!

I used to use this mask all of the time, but for some reason I have recently forgotten how good it is. The mask can be used on both your face and body, and is great for battling breakouts. I also love how long these little pots last, as you get plenty of uses out of it.

The peppermint in this mask leaves the most incredible feeling on your face. It’s also great if you’re looking for something to get you ready for the day, then this mask is a must.

 

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Big Blue Bath Bomb.

This is one my favourite bath bombs from Lush. Not only does it turn your bath bright blue, but it is the perfect product to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

This bath bomb contains lavender, so as somebody who doesn’t tend to like the scent I was pleasantly surprised with this one. The lemon and lavender scents complement each other beautifully. 

One thing to note about this bath bomb is that it contains seaweed that softens when placed in the warm bath. I personally love this as it makes you feel like you have been transported to the sea.

 

These two products work so well together and they are perfect to help you wind down after a long day at work.  I can’t wait to stock up on more Lush products ready for Christmas!

 

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Winter Tan Treats

As temperatures start to drop, there’s nothing I love more than wrapping up warm. But even though I will spending most of the winter months covered up, I still like to make sure that I maintain a bronzed glow.

Most of us have Christmas parties and events to attend, which means that you have will have an excuse to wear anything with a hint of glitter. With that in mind, it’s even more important for me to ensure that my skin will also be glowing. Not all of us are lucky enough to jet away to a warmer climate to get that tropic tan, so I have been looking for an easier alternative.

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St. Tropez Express Sheet Mask

When it comes to tanning my face I am always worried that it will leave me with a bright orange face, along with a ton of breakouts. As I am always impressed with St. Tropez tanning products I thought that I would give this a go.

Unlike other face tanners, this product comes in the form of a sheet mask. It’s advertised as being nourishing and glowing, so I was hoping that it wouldn’t dry out my face. As soon as you take the product out of it’s package you can feel how much moisture is in it, which I love. One thing to note is that the mask is very delicate so be extra careful when unfolding it.

I left the mask on for just over five minutes. The product develops gradually and I applied it before going to bed, so I was very pleased to wake up with a light glow to my face. Most importantly I did not break out after using this product which was amazing. The only downside is that you only have one use out of it, but it is definitely a product I will be stocking up on.

 

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Bondi Sans – Self Tanning Foam

This is my new go-to tanning product. I always find that foams work better than lotions, especially when you can see where the tan is developing. This product blends perfectly and you only need to leave it on for an hour to get a bronzed glow.

I tend to go for the Light/Medium shade and I leave it on overnight in order to create the perfect tone. The shade is not orange at all and it leaves you looking like you have been relaxing on a beach all week.

This product also smells incredible, which is always something I look for in a tanning product. If you’re looking for a product which is super easy to apply and will leave you with a natural looking glow, then I would definitely recommend this self tanner.

 

 

 

 

 

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Avène Cleanance Anti-Blemish Routine

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Avène Cleanance Anti-Blemish Routine.

As I am coming up to my 23rd Birthday, I didn’t think that I would still be constantly battling against blemishes on my skin. Unfortunately acne isn’t just for teenagers, as much as I would love that to be true. 

So as always I have been searching for a product that would not irritate my skin and ensure that it would stay squeaky clean. As you can probably tell I am somebody who loves to wear makeup, so even though I have finally found a foundation that does not cause me to constantly breakout, it’s important that I pair this with a decent skincare routine in order to maintain a clear face.

The products in the kit all contain Avène Thermal Spring Water, which I have heard incredible things about. If you have sensitive skin like myself, then this kit is something that may be able to help you out.

I have tried using Avène skincare products before and I have always been impressed with them, so I was excited to try out the Cleanance Anti-Blemish Routine Kit. It features three products which you have to apply both day in night in order to see results. Sounds a lot of effort right? Well it is definitely worth it.

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The first step is to cleanse the face using the Cleanance Cleansing Gel. Apologies for the half used bottle, but I thought I would need to try it out before attempting to review it. I have now been using the product for several weeks and I can definitely say I have seen improvements. The box states to use this cleansing gel both day and night which I have been doing after removing my makeup for the day.

After using the cleansing gel, my skin feels squeaky clean and helps to remove any excess oil. I also love how gentle this product is on your eyes. I wouldn’t recommend you try and put the product directly on your eyes, but if you accidentally splash some into your eyes it isn’t the end of the world.

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The second step is to use the Cleanance MATMattifying Toner. This product should also be applied both day and night, using a cotton pad. The box states to apply this on your t-zone, but I apply the product to my whole face.  This toner helps to mattify your skin and I have definitely seen a reduction in my pores since using this product. You can feel your skin tightening after just one use which is incredible.

 

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The last step of the routine is to hydrate and target. The Cleanace Expert – Emulsion is a light cream which is applied to your face before applying any makeup. This product leaves your skin feeling matte and it also makes the perfect primer.

Again it is recommended to use this product both day and night, which I have been doing over the past few weeks. The results have been incredible and I have seen a reduction in the redness of any current blemishes, along with no new breakouts.

I will continue using this product as I am very impressed with my results. It is worth taking the time to apply the products twice a day, so if you’re looking to update your skincare routine then I would definitely recommend you trying out this kit.