Thursday, 10 October 2013

let's talk about lips

Hello lovely people!

Now as it is getting colder every day and is now fully into Autumn, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to talk about lip care. The one thing I hate about the cold months is the effect is has on your skin and especially you lips which is why it is so important to keep them moisturised. So I thought I would share with you some of the lip care products that i have lying around at the moment.

First up is the Palmer's Coco Butter Lip Balm. This helps prevent and protect chapped, cracked or wind burned lips. It also has the distinct smell that all the Palmer's products do which I personally love, but if you don't like the Palmer's smell then it is probably not for you. In terms of moisturising the lip product does very well, it keeps your lips hydrated and moisturised which is at the top of requirements for lip products.

Along the same lines as this is the Burt's Bees beeswax lip balm. It has vitamin E and peppermint in which helps keep you lips lovely and soft. The thing I also like about this lip balm is that it is 100% natural which is really important. This lip balm tastes amazing and makes my lips feel really fresh which is a weird feeling in a lip balm but I would definitely recommend it.

For more of a fun approach I would suggest the Maybelline baby lips. I have hydrate, intense care and peach kiss. Now these are definitely not as moisturising on the lips as the previous two mentioned but they are definitely a fun little thing to have in your handbag. Also, the smell and taste amazing, I think they are more along the same lines as a lip butter as they do leave your lips feeling really soft.

Talking about lip butters, I have loved the body shop lip butters for years now. I have tried every flavour there is but at the moment I have the mango flavour. I love using this lip butter before I go to bed as I feel it gives more coverage then a normal lip butter. It smells amazing and leaves your lips feeling super super soft.

The most important thing I think goes hand in hand with a good lip balm is a good lip scrub. A lip scrub gets rid of all the dry skin and buffers your lips. My personal favourite is the lush lip scrub. I have Mint Julips which I can only say, tastes like after eights. The great thing about this apart from the fact you can lick it off, is the fact that it is not heavy or rough on your lips but it works really well and leaves your lips feeling super soft. I tend to use this every time my lips are feeling a but rough.

What are your favourite lip products?

Thank you so much for reading. I am thinking of doing a question and answer blog which I will be posting next Friday. Obviously in order to do a question and answer blog I need some questions to answer, so please feel free to leave some questions in the comments section. The questions can be about anything really however if they are inappropriate I will not be answering them. I will take all the questions next Thursday and will post the blog next Friday. 

Thank you all for reading, I love reading all your comments!

Love G.x.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Liebster award

Hello lovely people!

So I was tagged by the lovely 'Makeup and Stilettos' who I will tag here for you to all go and check her out. It is basically a way of getting people's blogs out there. 

So here are my answers to the questions:
1) What is your best feature inside and outside?
I have always been told I am a very good listener and very caring of others. I hate it when people feel upset or hurt, so i would say that is my best feature inside. Outside, um, this is rather difficult because I have always had confidence issues with how I look but I would probably say my eyes.

2) What is the most minimalistic  you are comfortable wearing?
Well today I am literally wearing concealer and mascara and that is probably as much as I will put on if I am not really doing much but don't want to not wear any makeup.

3) What is your favourite skincare line?
Nivea! Always has done, always will.

4) What is your favourite mascarra?
I am really bad when it comes to mascara, I never stick to one but if I had to pick one I would probably say the Maybelline Falsies mascarra.

5) What is the best makeup brush you've ever used?
I love the real techniques brushes but if I had to choose one of them I would the expert face brush. I use it for applying foundation and it buffs the skin really well.

6) What is your favourite nail varnish and colour?
Out of all the questions this is definitely the hardest to answer, mainly because I just love nail varnish. I have always loved BarryM and especially Lychee from the gelly range but I also love Essie nail varnishes so it would have to be between them.

7) Do you have passions other than makeup and what are they?
I am training to be a teacher so I guess that would be a passion. I also love visiting museums as I am a massive history geek. I also love reading which links into both I guess.

8) A thing you cannot live without?
My iphone! 

9) Do you have a pet?
Yes, I have a dog called Archie and two cats called Max and Polly. (They are both girl cats, we had a mix up of gender when we first got Max)

10) What is your wildest dream you want to achieve?
I don't really consider this as wild but the dream i want to achieve in life is to be an outstanding teacher and also to get married and have a family. I guess my wildest dream is probably to get recognised one day for my blog. That would be amazing.

11) Who is the most inspirational person in your life?
I would have to say my mum.

My 11 questions:
1) what is your favourite makeup brand?
2) What one word would describe your personality?
3) why did you start blogging?
4) If you were on a desert island what 5 things would you take with you?
5) what is the one makeup item you couldn't live without?
6) How often do you wear makeup?
7) How often do you paint your nails?
8) If you had to choose one place in the world to visit, where would it be?
9) Tea or coffee?
10) if you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
11) What would you like to achieve with your blog?

The people I tag

Now I know there are lots of people out there who have under 200 subscribers and if one of them is you then please feel free to use this tag. Make sure you tag me back as I would love to read your comments. 
Please check out these lovely blogs and I will speak to you all soon.

Love G. x

Weekly Style: Autumn

Hello lovely people!

So today I thought I would share with you my week of outfits. As I am at university all my outfits are very casual as I really don't have time to get dressed up when I have 9am lecture, but I thought I would show you what I've been wearing this week. So let's jump straight in.

Cardigan: Republic
Top: Primark
Jeans: New Look
Shoes: TU in Sainsbury's


Leggings: Decathelon
Top: Gap
Shoes: Primark
Coat: Tesco

(We actually went out clubbing on Wednesday so here is my outfit I wore out.)

Dress: New Look
Shoes: New Look
Lipstick: Rimmel 'hint of sherry'

(my 'recovering from last night' look)

Leggings: Decathelon
Top: Superdry
Slippers: Primark


Marilyn Monroe top: New look
Jeggings: Dorothy Perkins
Cardigan: Primark
Shoes: Primark

So that is my week of outfits done! I hope you have enjoyed reading this and let me know what you think. I love reading your comments. Remember if you like it please follow my blog on bloglovin or google. I will speak to you all soon.

Love G. x

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

September Beauty Favourites!

Hello lovely people!

As I say every month, it's that time again where I share all the things I have been loving this month. This has been a crazy month for me. I had a lovely week away with my boyfriend as his parents and we went on a canal trip. I came back with some very defined arm muscles, and a dislocated toe but hey it was a fantastic week and the weather was amazing, which for England it is sort of a miracle. The other thing I have been doing this month is getting ready for my final year of University. For those who don't know I am studying Primary Education so that means at the end of this academic year I will be a qualified teacher! Yikes!!! scary times! but that means that this month I have been busy getting ready for and moving into my house I share with two of my friends, who just happen to also be on the same course. So yeah, enough of that, lets get on with the things I have been loving this month.

The first thing is Victoria's Secret pure seduction hand and body cream. I got this at the beginning of September ( I'm tempted to say) when I went to London with my boyfriend. I spent ages by the counter just smelling the different scents and trying to decide whether I wanted the body lotion or the body spray. I eventually decided on the body lotion and I am glad I did. This smells incredible, I think to some people it may be too sweet but I love sweet smelling things. It claims to be 24 hour moisturising, however I don't think it lasts this long, especially if you have really dry skin. I tend to use this in the morning and then use a more intense moisturiser at night however it is a lovely moisturiser and keeps all my dry bits, especially my elbows nice and moisturised and smelling lovely.

The next thing I have been loving is the Sleek blush in Pomegranate (923). I brought this ages ago but haven't really used it regularly, however it is such a lovely berry shade and perfect for Autumn/winter. It is really pigmented however, so make sure not to use a lot. Also when you first put it on it will look like a berry just threw up all over your cheeks, the trick is to blend, blend, blend.

I have also been loving this Bourgois Bronzer. Now I know everyone has one of these and it is easy to see why. It is in the shape of chocolate and even smells like chocolate and who could resist that. I absolutely love the packaging for this, it is so cute and different to most bronzers, which I love. I love a good bronzer and the colour this gives off is lovely and easy to blend. I have heard some people say it is too orange, however I haven't found this. I really recommend this bronzer if you haven't tried it.

The next thing is the 24 colour tattoo by Maybelline. This stuff is amazing and if i was to keep my makeup on for 24 hours I am sure this would last. Once you have this stuff on, it does not budge. I got the shade Pink Gold and it is a lovely colour either on its own or as a base for something darker for a more evening look. I highly recommend these and are definitely going to purchase some more on my next trip to boots.

I have also been loving these two real techniques brushes, the expert face brush and the setting brush. I have been using the expert face brush for my foundation as it really buffs it into the skin and sets it really nicely and then I have been using the setting brush for my under eye concealer and also for powder for setting my makeup under the eye.

The last makeup product I have been loving is these two soap and glory mother pucker lip gloss sticks in Plum Jam and Nudist. I won't go into much here but I did a full review of these which I will link here.

So that is all my beauty favourites. I do have some random favourites which I will put up in another post but I hope you have enjoyed reading this.

What have been your September favourites?

Love Gx