Monday, 25 May 2015

Nars Miami gift set

This post has definitely been a long time coming - and me getting back into blogging. I've been away from it for 3 months! Which sounds a bit crazy, to be honest!

I bought this gift set (for myself) a while back as I had a similar one from Nars about 18 months ago but after a lot of use it was almost finished!

This really pretty set is a great one for summer and includes some of my favs; Orgasm blush, Orgasm nail polish and lip gloss, Laguna bronzer and Fathom (light pink), Kalahari (taupe brown), Daphne (violet blue) and Cordura (dark brown) eye shadows  a mix of mate and shimmer.

I think it'll be perfect for holidays as it's a portable palette with everything you need - and cheaper than buying just the blush and bronzer individually!! Unfortunately the Miami set isn't available any more but HQhair sell the LA exclusive palette collection which is very similar!

What's your favourite palette or pieces for summer?

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Trying a little food prep

After being inspired by countless videos from The Domestic Geek, I decided to finally be arsed to try a Sunday meal prep...thing. And I found some inspiration from The clothes make the girl's blog here.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish

I'm finally back! Christmas, illness and a new job kept me away- but they couldn't keep me forever! It does feel a bit strange to be blogging again after so long. So I'm easing myself in with something I picked up in Boots a week ago and felt worthy of blogging about.
The Sally Hansen Miracle 2 step Gel Polish came out (in the UK) last year, so I'm a bit late to the party but hey ho!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Instaspam

There probably won't be any more posts until the new year, so here's one last insta-spam post and it's quite festive!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Black Friday bits and bobs!

So it's a bit late to the game, but here's a few bits I picked up from all the wonderful Black Friday discounts (and some discount codes at the end too!)

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Sephora Xmas Wishlist

I don't know about you, but I really wish the UK would hurry up and get Sephora back! It's nice they now ship to us, but we can't buy everything :( Items such as nail polishes or the Sugar lip balm below won't be shipped internationally.. sad times! But I will get it somehow!
There's still a lot I want and these things have been sitting in my basket for a while now!
There's still a lot I want and these things have been sitting in my basket for a while now!
First there's the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in peaceful; I've been wanting one of these blushes for about a year now and I love this warm orange/coral shade.
Next up is the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Auburn, since about a 8 months ago when I actually started paying attention to my brows; I've wanted this. So many Beauty bloggers rave about this and I want to see what the hype is about.
Next is the Sugar Lip treatment in Tulip by FRESH which unfortunately can't be shipped to the UK, but I'm going to try and get next time I'm in a European Sephora :(

I really need to get a decent pair of eyelash curlers and the Shiseido curlers have such an iconic status it would be silly not! Finally, there is the Kat Von D tattoo eye liner- another item which has been given an almost Iconic status from many Beauty bloggers. And yes I've fallen the hype and want it!

Do you have any of these things? Or any recommendations for when I finally place a Sephora order?

a

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Pumpkin Pie

It took me two goes to perfect it (as the first was a burnt disaster) but I think I managed to make pumpkin pie! I realize it's a bit late for Halloween- but hey it's in time for US thanksgiving :)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Halloween treats

Halloween is coming and I've just bought a pumpkin- we'll see how the carving goes!! Around this time of year all the themed products come out and I love them; I am a bit of a sucker for themed things! So I thought I'd share some of my Halloween/ Autumn themed goodies that I've been loving lately.
I'm one of those people that becomes a little bit obsessed with Starbuck's Pumpkin Spiced latte as soon as it comes out and when I saw this hand poured pumpkin chestnut pie flavoured candle on Etsy I had to have it! Smells so good!
Next would be the so sweet, but so glittery pumpkin bubble bars from Lush. Can't wait to try these- they also smell lovely as they're made with lime, juniper and grapefruit oil.

Lastly this black whitening toothpaste from Beverly Hills Formula made with charcoal- V. Halloween-y :) The black takes a bit of getting used to, but I actually really like this!

And that's a little bit of Pedro the pumpkin in the corner- PS. if you want to see how his face came out head over to my instagram @daniellar23 to see!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Healthy Choco-nut bites

So I keep seeing everyone and their mum blog about these, calling them anything from protein balls to raw chocolate balls. Well this is my take on them- that I've been making for a few months and really like. I think I've got the recipe perfected now, so though I'd share...

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

I think I'm addicted to Barry M Gelly polishes?

Do any of you find that when you love something you keep buying more of it? Barry M Gelly polishes are a prime example of this (in my case anyway). Normally when I like a brand I'll buy a few things from them. But I just can't seem to keep away from the Barry M counter whenever I go into Boots- and they keep adding more and more pretty Gelly polishes!!

Above are my favourites- yes I have more :s. Probably about 11 in total, just of Barry M Gelly polishes. Think I should downsize soon to be honest!
From L-R: Plum, Prickly Pear, Green berry, Blueberry (came out a bit bright in this pic!), Blackberry, Lychee and Passionfruit.
I love those they're all named after fruits!

Do any of you have a brand you can't stop buying? Please tell me I'm not the only one!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Autumn rose make up look

I've been loving the rose/gold tones of the Naked 3 palette recently and I think they're perfect for autumn. I've been using the Limit shade for a lid colour then Nooner for a corner colour, and Darkside for a corner shade then blend out. Then Strange as a brow highlight and on the inner corners.
Then for a completely 'rose' look, I've been wearing it with my NARS Douceur blush, Rimmel 'Perfectly Plum' eye liner and Rimmel 'Apocalips' in Celestial as I think they compliment each other quite well.
To finish off I've also using my Rimmel Wake me Up concealer (I can't remember what shade this is!) and my Soap and Glory 'Thick and Fast' mascara.

What's your favourite autumn look? What products have you been using a lot of recently?
PS. I'm a little bit obsessed with my new Primarni bedsheets- They have woodland animals on them :)

Saturday, 6 September 2014