Monday, 29 June 2015

By Terry Eyeliner || Review

I was very pleased to see this little beauty in my February My Little Box because everyone knows how fab a brand By Terry is and this eyeliner is full sized. It's not the colour I would have chosen but it is a very interesting shade- a black with gold flecks that when blended turns an olive colour.

I like this, I didn't think I would get much wear out of it because of the colour but it actually goes well as an eyeliner for every day looks ... mostly. I wear gold eyeshadows a lot so I find that it compliments it really well and that the flecks of gold aren't too obvious.

You could wear this all over your eyelid and blend it out to get a pretty olive green/gold eyeshadow colour but personally I prefer it as an eyeliner. I do like how versatile it is though and I think it would make a really pretty smokey eye. It's creamy, pigmented, long lasting - no smudges under the eye four hours later. 

I definitely would love to try a plain black version of this because I think I'd love it even more in black! Have you tried any of the By Terry eyeliners?

Lots of Love,

Monday, 22 June 2015

Honeymania Bubble Bath Melt || Review

 When it comes to bath products I'm not very adventurous because I love Lush products so I always have a stash of them on the go. However I recently got sent this as a free gift from The Body Shop for spending over a certain amount of money - I'll be honest I actually spent more to get the free gift because it was a pretty good free gift set. Isn't that always how it works?

I have never tried Laura Mercier Honey Bath that comes with the swizzle stick but I imagine this to be the closest version you can get of it without the price tag. It unfortunately does not come with a swizzle stick but most people have plenty of things in their house that they can use as an alternative. It has a very sweet mixture of vanilla, floral and honey and it smells even more incredible when you mix it into the bath.

 I love how dreamy the texture and colour of this is, it mixes into the water nicely and doesn't just lie in gloops at the bottom like lots of bubble baths do. It doesn't create masses amount of bubbles which I really wish it did, it just gives a small amount but the smell is heavenly. It leaves your skin feeling lovely and soft too so definitely makes up for the lack of bubbles.

It's a massive tub and you barely need to use any of it, maybe if you use more you would get more bubbles though but I think this will last a long time. Especially considering with Lush I'm willing to pay £3 for something I'll only use once but this only costs £8 and will obviously give many more uses.

What's your favourite bath treats?

Lots of Love,

Monday, 15 June 2015

How Much Does My Face Cost? || Tag

This is a tag I've considered doing for a while but I'm not sure I actually want to know the final price tag because I know it will be a heck of a lot. However I'm currently trying to save money so what better way to stop my makeup splurges by physically seeing how much it costs me?!

I've based this on make-up I would wear on a night out or for a date night because for every day I don't always wear make-up and if I do then not always as much as this. Obviously I know this is completely excessive but each to their own and all that!

I've also decided to add in the skin care that I use on my face every single day because I think this is a vital step if not the most important one.

♥ Clinique Pore Refining Solutions correcting serum - £39
♥ EOS lipbalm berry - Roughly £7

For my base I use foundation, usually two concealers if I'm going out or going somewhere fancy and a powder to keep it all in place.

♥ L'Oreal True Match Foundation w4 golden natural - £9.99
♥ Collection Concealer - £4.19
♥ Make-Up Revolution cover and conceal palette - £6
♥ Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - £3.99

For eyes I always use my Urban Decay primer potion, I've picked my most favourite eyeshadow palette, liquid eyeliner, mascara, eyeliner and of course eyelashes which I do not wear on an everyday basis.

♥ Urban Decay primer potion - £16
♥ Urban Decay Original Naked - £37
♥ L'oreal Superliner - £6.49
♥ Rimmel Scandaleyes flex mascara - £6.99
♥ Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner - £15
♥ Eyelure 101 eyelashes - £5.25 (individually not for set)

For my cheeks I usually just go for my contour kit for everyday use but for a night out I like to bronze up my face all over too. I then usually use my favourite blusher and my favourite highlight.

♥ Sleek Contour Kit - £6.49
♥ Nars Laguna Bronzer - £27
♥ Benefit Coralista - £23.50
♥ Mac Mineralise Skin Finish - £23

For my eyebrows, all I use is an eyeshadow from mac (which has lost it's plastic) and depending on lipstick I use I may use a lipliner and/or a gloss but with my favourite lipstick (this one) I just use it alone.

♥ Mac Espresso eyeshadow - £13
♥ YSL peach passion lipstick - £25

And the grand total is....... £274.89. I knew it would be a lot of money but did not expect it to be this sickening an amount!! However I'm just going to remind myself that the amount of uses I get out of the products reduces the cost massively... right?? Definitely think this has given me the kick up the bum I needed to save money and stop buying extra make-up!

I hope you enjoyed finding out how much my face costs, have you done this tag if so leave the price of your face below and a link to your post!

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

May || Instagram

 I've had so much going on the past few months in my personal life and have been a very busy bee so haven't posted loads on instagram. However, here are some of my very favourite posts from May!

♥ I found a shop that still sells mini eggs near my house, yay! 

♥ My baby toothbrush for cleaning my jewellery

 ♥ White Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Ferrero Rocher Sundae (yes it was definitely as nice as it sounds!)

♥ I've joined a gym!! and I actually really enjoy it Let me know if you'd want to see any fitness posts.

 ♥ My personal training programme

I hope you enjoyed seeing snippets from my instagram accounts @whatabbyloves and @lucathespringer. If you do follow me be sure to leave your username down below so I can check yours out! 

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Beauty || Haul

You know me, I love a good make-up haul and when buying some essentials I always end up adding in a few new extra bits. Although it's a small one, some of these bits are so beautiful that I needed to share them with you.

The first thing I got was another bottle of Ruth Crilly's dry shampoo in the scent New York. I use a lot of dry shampoo because I am quite bad at timing my hair washes and this one is my favourite dry shampoo to use. 

I needed a new liquid eyeliner and L'oreal appear to have discontinued the one that I have used for years and years and I didn't know which one to try. I decided Make-Up Revolution was a safe bet because they've never let me down with any other product that I've tried. Obviously when paying a postage fee, you can't just buy one thing? (Please say I'm not the only person who does this???) I decided to get the rose gold foil eyeshadow because it's something I've been after for a while now and it's always out of stock so I grabbed it while it was there. I also picked up one of their one pound blushers because I always lose blushers and for a pound you can't go wrong.

I bought one of the 'new' Tanya Burr lip gloss shades because I love her lip glosses. Not just because they're made by her but they really are pigmented, smell nice and long lasting. I always rant and rave about them so I'm sure by now you've all grasped how amazing I think they are. I picked the shade Finding Nemo because it's a really pretty coral colour perfect for Summer. It reminds me of Nars Orgasm in lip gloss form because it's a pinky coral with the same flecks of gold through it.

What beauty bits do I need to pick up next?

Lots of Love,