Friday, 30 December 2011

What I Got for Christmas Video!

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a very merry Christmas!
I really enjoyed mine and got a few, very lovely gifts and I thought I would share them with you!

Hope you enjoyed! Mini LUSH Haul coming your way soon!
Much Love,

Friday, 23 December 2011

FOTD: Simple with Shimmer!

Hello everyone! Today I have a quick FOTD!
It is a very basic, fresh faced look but I have added some shimmer for more fun!

(Please excuse the horrible skin!)

On face:
No7 Skin Protect Foundation (Dicontinued) '04 Blonde'
Witch Concealer Stick 'Natural'
Maybelline Dream Touch Blush '06'
H&M Bronzer 'Golden Tan'
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder '01 Translucent'
No7 Extreme Length Mascara
Eyeshadow from Sleek Pallette in 'Storm'
Rimmel Vinyl Lipgloss 'Take A Chance'

Hope you enjoyed!
Much Love,

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Festive Room Decor!

Today I am going to do a very picture-heavy post on things I have put in my room just to make it a tad bit festive! 

Firstly I have this Glade 'Honey & Chocolate' scented candle which I absolutely love! The packaging is very festive and I just love candles! Particularly in the Autumn and Winter time!

Here is a picture of my notice board. You can see I have put up a few of my Christmas cards on here to make it more Christmas-ey as well as a little hot pink star bauble!

Also, I have just laid some plain silver tinsel around the outside just to spice things up a bit!

Here is one of the compartments of my shelves! I have put out some more Christmas cards as well as this super cute snowman I got given as a gift! 

This was something else I was given as a gift and I love it! Snow globes are lovely decorative pieces to have in your room all year round in my opinion - especially at this time of year!

Here is just a small shot of my Tatty Teddy Christmas photo holder!

And one more little keep-sake item that I have on my shelves year round is my springing, skiing frog! I absolutely love him and think he is just a very cute addition to my room!

And here is just a picture in my room that I made look slightly festive using some more silver tinsel!

Finally, my gorgeous mini Christmas tree! I purchased this in QD for only £4.99 and it is probably my favourite festive item in my room! It is great quality and the decorations that you can see on it are already stuck to the tree when you buy it! Bonus!
Below it I just have a small candle and a soap that was wrapped up like a present so I decided to place it underneath the tree! teehee!

I hope you enjoyed this post!
And HELLO to any new followers! Thank you so much for following - it means A LOT!

Much Love,

Sunday, 11 December 2011

H&M Bronzing Powder Review!

Hola Señoras/Señoritas!

I know...what a slacker! Well, in terms of blogging and filming videos - yes!

Sorry for the lack of posts and videos everyone but I have been revising hard for some exams that have just finished! (Thank Goodness!!) Luckily, I break up for the christmas holidays in just under a week so I should be much more active online! :)

Today I am going to be doing a quick review on the H&M Bronzing Powder...

You can purchase this product from any H&M store (and probably online) for £2.99. However, a bigger size (for body) can be purchased for £3.99.
I believe it is only available in one shade 'Gorgeous Tan'

I bought this product in the summer and didn't really use it much, I don't really know why as I think this is a fantastic product for the money!

I really like the gold, shiny packaging and it is made from pretty sturdy plastic so if it is dropped there should (hopefully!) be no product damage! I also really like the fact that it comes with a mirror so it's great if you are on the go and wanted to touch up!

The product itself is a gorgeous bronze, almost taupe colour with subtle shimmer running through it, however, the shimmer does not really show up on the fact so if you are not a fan of shimmery bronzers - never fear!

I apply the bronzer using a large powder brush and a VERY light hand as it can look slightly muddy if you don't apply it evenly. I use this to contour and if I feel I look a bit pale, I apply it very lightly all over my face and I really like the subtle bronze look it gives me.


I really enjoy using this product and it is amazing quality and you get a lot of product for the money! 
You do have to be careful when applying though. :)

Thanks for reading!

Much Love,

Saturday, 26 November 2011

A Few Little Treasures!

Good Evening Girlies!

So today I went to my brother's school's christmas fair which they hold every year to raise money for the school. Whilst I was there I had a look at some of the stalls and one of them stood out in particular.
The stall run by two ladies, a daughter and a mum and they were selling home-made jewellery, organic home-made soap and candles.
I love stalls like this and as the money was going to the school I didn't feel guilty in buying a few things! (Win-win, right? :D)


The first thing I purchased was two home-made bracelets which were a very good price at only £3.00 each! The green one is a basic bracelet and they silver one is a wrap-around elasticated bracelet. Both are absolutely gorgeous and fit perfectly around my wrists. (This can sometimes be a problem as I have tiny wrists! Observe.)

Aren't they pretty? :)

Next I got a soap which is wrapped up so beautifully I don't think I want to open it! It was £2.50, so again a very good price.
The lady said that the scent was 'Jasmine and Lemon Zest' and by smelling through the wrapper I can tell it is very fresh and calming. There are also little pieces of whole lemon and orange zest which look really nice - I can't wait to try it!

And last but not least I bought this little candle which was only £1.50! I really like it's packaging and it will look nice in my room when it isn't even being lit!
The scent of this candle is 'Cinnamon' but to me it doesn't just smell like cinnamon - it smells like Christmas in a candle! It smells very warming and spicy and I bet it will be lovely to have lit on those cold winter nights!

That's all I got and I hope you enjoyed this random post!
Please follow me and leave your blog link below so I can check out your blog! :)

Much Love,

Lizzy's Lusts of the Week!

So today I am going to be doing a post on products I have discovered throughout the week and really want to try! I am going to attempt to do one of these posts every week so I hope you enjoy! 
(All pictures are from google and are not my own. I do not 'own' them.)


Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in 'R.S.V.P'
Okay, first of all - how gorgeous IS this colour! (The answer is very.)
I do not currently own any cream eyeshadows and would love to get into them and these ones from Benefit look lovely! They have very good reviews online and the colour selection is excellent! Really want to try out one of these!

LUSH Gingerbread House Bubble Bar
I haven't actually tried any of LUSH's bubble bars yet and am dying to! I have also been very into cosy, homely scents in many different products recently and everyone seems to LOVE this product! It isn't very expensive and I will definitely be picking this up the first opportunity I get!

Maybelline 'One by One' Mascara
I am in need of a new mascara and have been using the 'Great Lash' also by Maybelline for a while now and have loved it! I thought I would stick with the brand and I hope to try out this mascara ASAP!

Revlon Colourstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin
I really want to try out a new, more expensive foundation and after rave reviews on YouTube and blogs I would be silly not to try this!
I have combination skin and my foundation seems to slide off my T-zone so this seems like a good foundation!
It is priced at around £12.00 so it is on the more expensive side (I am only 13 guys!) so I might have to wait till after I have saved up enough money for my new phone.

That's all for now girlies!
Much Love,

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Glade 'Honey and Chocolate' Candle Thoughts!

Hellooo there!

Today I am going to be talking about something slightly different - a candle that I picked up from Tesco's a while ago!

Behold! The Glade 'Honey and Chocolate' Scented Candle!

This candle cost me £2.00 from Tesco as it was half price! (You do the maths!) I absolutely loved the packaging and couldn't wait to try it out!

My Thoughts:
I think this candle smells absolutely delicious! It does not smell at all sickly but just warming and to be honest not much of honey and chocolate but it really helps to make a room feel cosy and I don't mind it not smelling of it too much! I have been burning it every night for just over a week now and I still have loads left, so it is definitely a good buy in terms of how long it lasts!
The packaging is strong and sturdy glass with a beautiful, festive design on it which I absolutely love!

Overall I really enjoy using this candle and for £2.00 it is an absolute steal! Will definitely be repurchasing and/or trying some other scents!

Hope you enjoyed this little post!
Have you tried these candles before? Which brands of candles do you like? I'd love to know!

Much Love,

Sunday, 20 November 2011

FOTD: Simple with a touch of Pink!

Hello lovely blog readers!

Today I have a FOTD for you which is a very simple hang-around-at-home sort of look (because that is all I shall be doing today! haha!).

I just decided to go back to my Rimmel '25 hour wear foundation' as I knew I wasn't going to be doing much today and just wanted something to make me feel a little better about myself.
I haven't used the foundation in at least 4 months and when I used it today I was pleasantly suprised! It wasn't as pale as I had remembered and using my Revlon Foundation Brush I was able to blend it really well for a natural, polished look!
I think I might start wearing this a bit more!

On my face:

Rimmel 25 hour wear Foundation - '100 Ivory'
Estee Lauder Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder - 'Medium'
Maybelline Dream Touch Blush (Cream Blush) - '06'
MUA Lipstick - 'Shade 7'

Thanks for Reading and if you like my blog please mention it to your friends!

Much Love,

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Product Review: John Frieda Freeze-Ease Hair Serum!

Review Time!

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum - £5.50
(available at Boots, Superdrug & Drugstores)

I bought this hair serum about 1-2 months ago when I wasn't entirely happy with the condition of my hair. I needed something that would smooth out any flyways and just make my fine, straight hair a lot more sleek without looking greasy or weighing my hair down - this product is EXACTLY that! (Plus it gives thermal protection, although I can't be too sure how well it works!) :D

The way I use this product is as follows: I squeeze any excess water out of my hair and dry it with a towel. (I then do my makeup which takes around 5-10mins) Next, I take just under one pump of the serum and rub it between my palms before evenly distributing it throughout  my hair and finally drying it.

This product works really well as it is easy to use and it doesn't make my hair feel 'wieghed down' or greasy in the slightest. It simply helps reduce the amount of flyaways (it doesn't eliminate them but wasn't expecting it to!) and makes my hair shiny and soft. I absolutely love this product and it is definitely worth the extra few pounds!

Can't wait to try more from this line!!

Please tell me what you thought of this review -- any constructive criticism is appreciated!

Much Love,

Monday, 7 November 2011

Skin Care Haul!

Skin Care Haul! :]

Hello Girlies! I am kicking off my (new) blog with a skin care haul!
I, (well my lovely mother) went to Superdrug today and purchased some needed skin care items from the brand 'Simple'. I have had good experiences with Simple products that I have tried before so decided to pick up some different ones along with two of my skin care staples.

(Just a warning - sorry about the artificial lighting! Curse you winter weather!)

Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes - £2.00
These wipes were a repurchase and I love them! I use these to take off my makeup before using a cleanser or when I'm in a pinch at a friend's house, etc! They always make my face feel really refreshed.

Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner - £2.00
This was a new purchase for me and it looks like a very refreshing and gentle toner as it is 100% alcohol free, something I am careful of when using toners as I hate the burning sensation that sometimes comes with products like that.

Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make-up Remover - £2.00
This is another staple in my routine as I just love the way it melts my eye makeup off and it really nourishes and moisturisers my eye lashes! And for this price! Who can refuse?

Simple Spotless Skin Triple Action Face Wash - £3.00
This last product is new to me and I hope it lives up to its name as I could really do with having some of these spots off of my face!! 

That's all for my haul! Hope you enjoyed! :)
Much Love,

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Why Hello There!

Hey! My name is Lizzy and this is my Beauty Blog! I hope you enjoy reading posts on all things beauty as that is what will be put on here!

I have a YouTube and Twitter by the way - wanna check them out?

Well that's just about everything!
Enjoy! :) x