Wednesday, 31 December 2014

December | Monthly Top 5


I hope you all had a really happy christmas and got lots of great stuff! 2014 has gone so fast, but I'm looking forward to 2015. and without any further ado, here's what I loved during december...

Sadly, they don't sell this perticular shade any more, which is a shame as I really love it for christmas, however the formula is really good too. It lasts nearly two weeks with a top coat and about 1 week without. It doesn't chip too badly and although this shade is quite sheer and needs several coats, I'm sure not all shades are.

4. Zoella Soak Opera bath soak and shower cream
I'm a huge Zoella fan, so this review might be slightly biased! This smells amazing, although it's a delicate scent. I like using it in the bath for bubbles more than in the shower, but it's nice then too. You get a lot of product for your money too, I think it's great value, and I'm really proud of Zoe (zoella)

I always love the Body Shop's Christmas ranges, and this year didn't disappoint! I loved all three scents this year, but the cranberry was probably my favourite,  although it's close! This spray stays on for ages and is really good value for money, especially as it's half price at the moment!

I don't normally go for a dark, bold, red lip, but I actually really like this one. I've worn it almost every day this month. I usually dab it on to create a more sheer colour, but occasionally I wore it full on. When I did, it was easy to apply and the colour lasted quite well. It had a matte finish, which isn't too drying. Overall I really rate it. 

I bought this back in November,  buy I didn't do a November top 5, so I've been using it for a while now and absolutely love it! It's the only hairbrush I use. It's meant for using on wet hair, which means it's really gentle and doesn't tug on knots, but still getting rid of them. My hair gets really tangled and brushing with some other brushes can hurt, but this doesn't, which is why I love it and would really recommend it!

So that's what I've been loving through december. If you didn't see it, then I uploaded my Christmas Day Get Ready With Me on my YouTube channel recently, so you can check that out if you like. I hope you all have a very happy new year and I wish you all the best :)

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Contouring tips


Before I begin, there wasn't a Monthly Top 5 for November sadly because I haven't had the time to put one together and plus I haven't really tried many new products this month, let alone ones I loved. Anyway, this is part two of the extra tips that I didn't know about when I did the 'Tips & Tricks' series earlier in  the year. Last week I did lipstick, so click here if you haven't seen that and want to.

My first and main tip is where to contour. The main place is under the cheek bones to create the illusion of a thinner face. This also works with the nose and hair line. You can also add highlighter to brighten up your face and make you look more awake, like this....

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Obviously blend the product in more than that picture, but that's just to show where to put it. Also just to add, I don't do all of this every day, but on occasion I'll make an effort.