Beauty Wishlist

Sunday, 23 April 2017

As a beauty lover, there's always so many beauty items that I'm desperate to get my hands on. However, often my head has to overrule my heart and realisation sets in that I can't afford it all. Instead, I like to make wishlists of products that I'd like and then every so often, I can treat myself to something off that list.  

What's on my beauty wishlist at the moment?

I've worn the same fragrance for years, but it's recently run out and I've yet to get my hands on another one. Also, I'm quite keen to try something a bit different and have fallen in love with this bergamot perfume from Clive Christian. Everything about it is amazing, the packaging is beautiful and the scents are just incredible. The rich heritage of creativity and craftsmanship makes Clive Christian one of the finest perfume houses. However, it's a bit on the pricier side, so it's definitely something I'm going to have to save up for.

This is an eyeshadow palette that everyone, but me seems to have. It has such gorgeous shades and it has received so many great reviews, the fact that it smells like Peach is another draw factor for me. Also, the packaging is super cute and fun as well. However, I have so many eyeshadow palettes and at £39, I'm just not sure I can justify buying it at the moment, but it's definitely on my wishlist.

I've wanted one of these eyeshadow sticks from By Terry for as long as I can remember. They seem so beautiful and having swatched them in store, they're super pigmented and easy to blend. My favourite shade is Frozen Quartz and I'm determined to get my hands on one soon!

Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are all so beautiful, both the products themselves and the packaging. I've wanted a lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury for a little while now and I recently saw Pillowtalk on their website and fell in love. It's only a limited edition one though so I need to get my hands on it soon, before it sells out.

I've heard such good reviews of this foundation so am keen to give it a try. I've never used any products from Tarte, so I don't know a massive deal about the brand, but this foundation definitely takes my fancy. It's quite a lightweight foundation, but with a full coverage, which ticks all the boxes for me.

Have you tried any of these products, I'd love to know your thoughts? What's on your Beauty Wishlist?

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Spring Lipsticks

Monday, 17 April 2017

As the weather is getting warmer, it's time to switch up the lipsticks to the more lighter, pinky shades and there's 4 that I will be reaching for most this spring.

It's no secret that this is one of my favourite lipsticks and so it's no surprise that I'm going to be reaching for this the most over the coming months. It's a very light pink shade which is perfect to go with spring outfits, but as it's quite light, it's great for a more subtle lip.

This is a brighter pink lipstick and as with all MAC lipsticks it's so pigmented. I don't wear it much in the winter months because it's quite bright, but it's perfect for the springtime, so I always look forward to wearing this again once the weather gets warmer.

When I first bought this last year, it was quite a daring colour for me as it's quite bright. However, overtime, the more I wore it, the more I fell in love with it, it's perfect for sunny days. It's got a peachy undertone to it which looks lovely on tanned skin.

This looks like quite a brown shade in the swatch, but it's more of a nude lipstick. This is perfect for when I want a more subtle lip in the spring.

I'm really looking forward to switching up my lipsticks this spring and wearing these beautiful shades. Also, I'll be switching up the rest of my make up now that the weather is getting warmer and I'll be doing a post on that too,  so keep an eye out for that.

Let me know what lipsticks you'll be reaching for the most this spring.

A trip to Oxford

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Emil and I both had last Friday off work and I was really keen to make the most of it and get out of London for a while. After a busy time at work, I wanted to book a night away in a city that I'd never visited before and settled on Oxford. I've heard how beautiful the city is and as it isn't too far away, we settled on that for a our little break.

One of my friends, Emily, went to uni there so I was keen to get her recommendations on places to visit / eat so we could make the most of our short stay. When we first arrived in Oxford, it was a little cloudy, but we started wandering around the city and admiring all the amazing collages. I was stunned by how beautiful they were and how different the whole city was to London. After a bit of exploring, we started getting a little peckish so stopped off at Mission Burrito for a quick bite to eat, I had a rice bowl, which was delicious, and Emil had a burrito. We then wandered around the shops for a little while before stumbling across G&Ds Ice Cream Parlour. Emily had recommended we try the ice cream here and I couldn't resist. It was incredible, if you're ever in Oxford, you must try the ice cream at G&Ds.

By this point, the sun had came out and it was rather warm. Emil and I then walked along the river to check into our hotel. Once checked in, we wanted to make the most of the facilities and visited the Spa. It was so perfect and a much better end to a Friday afternoon than being at work! Once we were fully relaxed, we headed back to the room to get ready for dinner.

Emily had recommended a restaurant called Turl's Street Kitchen and having looked it up online, Emil and I were really keen to give it a try, the food looked delicious and it didn't disappoint. I had an Asparagus Risotto and Emil had a Beef Stroganoff. The restaurant change their menu on a daily basis, so the food is always really fresh and I think it makes a difference because the food was incredible. We then had a chocolate brûlée for dinner which (and I'm genuinely not exaggerating) was the best dessert I've ever tried, it was amazing.

Once we were nicely full from dinner, we went to a bar called Freud. It's an old church that has been converted into a bar and it was the reopening night so it was really lovely, if a little strange drinking in a church! However, it was a beautiful setting and a perfect end to our evening. After a few cocktails, we wandered back to our hotel to get some rest after our busy day of exploring. The next morning, we feasted on the buffet breakfast, before checking out of the hotel and heading off.

If you're looking for a weekend away anyway, I really recommend Oxford, it's so beautiful and there's lots to explore.

Have you ever been to Oxford?

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