Tuesday, 24 February 2015

How-to: Kale Chips Recipe

Ingredients:
- Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
- Curly Kale

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 5/170C (fan)

2. Tear the kale up into bitesize chunks and place into a large bowl. Make sure you aren't tearing up too much as it all must fit on your baking tray without being too squashed as it cooks unevenly then.

3. Toss with around 1 teaspoon of olive oil and some salt to taste. I use quite a bit of salt - probably about a teaspoon. 

4. Spread the kale evenly on your baking tray.

5. Place in the center of the oven for around 10-15 minutes. You want the edges of the kale to be brown and the texture to be light and crispy. Don't pull out too early as you'll just end up with hot cabbage.. I normally wait until the colour is mostly brown as I like them crispy :)

You can experiment with flavours, I made chilli ones once by adding chilli flakes to the tossing stage but I prefer them plain as they taste like cripsy seaweed which is yum.

Review: The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream

Hey girls.

I am going to talk about a product which has been an absolute life saver for me. I came off hormonal birth control 3 months ago after being on it for 8 years. Since then, my skin has been terrible and difficult to control - it's dry and acne prone with quite a few patches of eczema. Obviously, you can't really see this in my photos as I wear quite a bit of makeup.  

For work, though, I don't wear foundation as it is way too heavy for my skin at the moment to wear on an everyday basis. I sought an alternative to foundation which wouldn't be too heavy for my skin. I tried a high-end tinted moisturiser and 2 drug store BB creams. All of them made me look orange despite the high-end one claiming to be for fair skin. 

Then I found my miracle product! 

Tah Dah!

I went into the Body Shop to buy a couple of hand sanitisers and I decided to have a look at the makeup and skincare as I always have loved their Chamomile cleanser. 

This BB cream caught my eye as it contains tea tree, so I thought that it might help to stave off some of the awful breakouts I was having. And, boy did it help! This product is literally amazing. It has the tea tree scent and it makes my skin tingle a little upon application. It's very moisturising but not heavy at all - and it provides me with enough coverage for my blemishes. 

The product comes in 3 shades and the shade '01 Light' matches my skin perfectly. I would totally recommend this product if you have dry or acne prone skin. If I had discovered this as a teenager it would have been great.

£££: £8 per 40ml

I think the price is reasonable considering that the tube will last you a while. This is a great quality product and I thoroughly recommend it to all.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

LUSH Easter 2015 Collection

Hi!

I want to share the LUSH Easter Collection for 2015 with you guys. I'm pretty excited. 
(photos from LUSH USA and The Lush Wiki)

Golden Egg Bath Bomb
This has the scent of Honey I Washed The Kids... I'm in love.


Carrot Soap
Containing cocoa butter and carrot oil, this tropical scented soap is moisturising and energising.


Pot O' Gold Shower Jelly
This is literally like glamour in a tub. It's glittery and smells like oranges. What more could anyone want?


Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb
Infused with LUSH's gorgeous candy floss scent (a la Snow Fairy), this old favourite will leave you smelling super sweet.


Immaculate Eggception Bath Bomb
If you're a fan of grapefruit and vanilla, you will love this product.


Bunch of Carrots Reusable Bubble Bar
This reusable bubble bar has the same scent as the Carrot Soap. If you're looking for a tropical bath, look no further!


I don't have photos of these two products as they are new but they are...

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Soap

Hippity Hoppity Bath Bomb

I can't wait to get a bit chunk of Carrot Soap, it's one of my faves!

How to: University!

Evening girls!

This post aims to help some of you who are considering going to uni.. or maybe you're there at the moment but looking for a few tips!

I graduated from Warwick University in the summer of 2014 with a 2:1 in Politics and Sociology. It was a great three years and hopefully I can help some of you guys enjoy uni as much as I did.

General tips:
-Use freshers week to make friends even if you have to go to lectures, it's your social life which is important this week. Leave your comfort zone - go out clubbing every night! If you hate going out that much, sit in the common room with your new hall-mates or go out to the pub. Seriously. This week is when I met all my close friends (don't be too worried, there's always societies which are also great for making friends). Like, go crazy. It's one of the only times in your life when you have no responsibilities and can do what you want. Your accommodation is super close to where you will be going out so just go wild and enjoy yourself! You have your degree ahead of you and you won't be able to as much. I went out every night except one where I was boring and my only regret is not going out that night!


A photo from my freshers week- I'm on the far left!
-If possible, share the cooking with someone else. Me and my best friend at the time shared the cooking of lunches and dinners all the way through our first year. It really helped to relieve some of the stress of moving out and having to do everything for yourself. Basically cooking 3 nights a week is better than 7! It gives yourself some variety too as you'll both probably like to cook different things.

-Iceland or any cheap frozen food store is great when you're at uni. Pasta will be your best friend also. I used to cook Tesco Value Pasta, stir half a jar of carbonara sauce in and top it with some breaded chicken fillets - such an amazingly cheap and filling meal for 2. In terms of keeping healthy, I used kale a lot as it's cheap and easy. Wilt some kale in a pan and stir in some fresh egg noodles - with a squirt of sweet chilli sauce and some soy sauce, you are on to a winner! Basically, try and eat fairly cheaply as you will need your money for nights out, alcohol and clothes (sounds bad but it's so true). Oh, and books too :P

-In terms of stationary, make sure you have enough. Coloured pens are a must. Have an A4 notepad and a ring binder for every module you're taking. I used up 1 A4 notepad per module per term. I found it useful to have all my notes for that module stored within 2-3 notepads and a ringbinder.. saves me scrambling around among a million sheets of paper. It just makes revision easier and less stressful :)

Me loving life!
-As for books, make sure you have your own copy of the core text for each module you take. I know it's sad to shell out for a £40 book but it's incredibly annoying when there's no copies in the library and when you do get your hands on a copy, someone recalls it a day later. Just buy some books, it's well worth having your own copies. You can always sell them at the end of the year and get at least half of the cost back.

-Keep on top of your laundry, it soon mounts up and you end up with a huge pile of clothes and towels and bedding. Wash 1 load per week :) Oh and please wash your dishes. Seeing the same mouldy plate in the kitchen when you go to make your breakfast is gross.

-Don't worry about feeling homesick. Everyone goes through it and the best way to deal with it is surrounding yourself with your friends. You are all going through the same thing and doing something as simple as going out for pizza will help take your mind off it. 

-If you have a boyfriend from back home, you probably won't stay together. You have no time for each other and you will probably meet people that you find much more interesting. Don't stress about it and please just enjoy uni. Don't sit at home skyping your boyfriend because he's moaning at you. Just go out and turn your phone off!

-If your first year does not go towards your final grade, then use it to have fun! I had the time of my life in my first year, it was absolutely amazing and I still ended up with a 2:1 for the year. Don't stress about staying up til 4am talking and eating supernoodles in someones room across campus.. you may be half dead when you get up at 9am for your lecture but you will have made some great memories! Uni will be the best 3 years of your life, make sure you make the most of it. After all, if you're tired you can have a power nap in between lectures as you live on campus :)

An impromptu photo of me in the club :)
-When it gets to your second year, it's time to buckle down a bit. Make sure that you attend the majority of your lectures and don't leave assignments to the last minute. You will be living off campus now, and travelling to and from uni sucks. You will need to factor that in to your day.. (no more getting up at 8.45am for a 9am lecture sadly). You are likely to spend more time in the library as you won't be able to go back to your accommodation in between lectures. 

-Your final year will be stressful. For me, it felt like I was constantly trying to keep my head above water. Final year goes super fast though and you'll be sitting your finals before you know it. Studying for finals sucks, you'll spend an inordinate amount of time in the library. And you're likely to eat lots of junk food, but it's okay.. everyone does! Everyone is in the same boat in their final year, so try not to worry too much.

So, I hope you enjoyed this post. Hopefully you will feel a bit more confident. Have fun at uni and work hard guys!

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Review: Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser

Hey girls!

I am reviewing the much-admired Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser today. I love this cleanser, but it's not my favourite. I use it when I need to remove waterproof makeup as it is effective at doing this. First I smooth one pump of the cleanser into my face. I then wet a muslin cloth with hot water and use it to remove the cleanser and any makeup.


Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser is incredibly gentle and fairly moisturising. It's fab at removing all types of makeup too. It has a feint herbal scent, and it's very creamy due to the addition of cocoa butter. It also contains chamomile which acts to soothe the skin and beeswax which will relieve chapped skin. 


For me, this is a 'does what it says on the tin' product. It removes my makeup and cleanses my skin but it doesn't wow me. Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser is a good product and I have repurchased it a number of times because it's a reliable staple product. My skin feels clean and fresh after using this cleanser, but it doesn't work miracles for me.

£££: £15.50 for a starter kit, £14 per 100ml. 

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Review: LUSH "Honey I Washed The Kids" Soap

Hi girls!

This is a quick review of the "Honey I Washed The Kids" soap by LUSH. This soap is a LUSH classic - it smells so creamy, like caramel and fudge. Containing honey and beeswax, "Honey I Washed The Kids" is incredibly moisturising as well as thoroughly cleansing.


It also contains sweet orange oil which I cannot really detect in terms of scent. The addition of aloe vera gel ensures that the skin is soothed and protected. This soap is really creamy and lovely to wash with, but it doesn't lather up as much as other LUSH soaps. I'm okay with that because washing with solid creme brulee makes up for it. 

I try to pick the pieces without beeswax on the end, even if it does look super cute. I would totally recommend "Honey I Washed The Kids". It smells phenomenal, has decent lasting power and is a dream to wash with.

£££: £3.40/100g

Thursday, 12 February 2015

SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate): Should you be concerned about it?

Hi girls!

This post aims to address the issue of SLS in cosmetics and haircare products. I have previously worked for Holland & Barrett and their Dr Organic range is SLS free. I used a lot of Dr Organic products while working for Holland & Barrett and I still use some now. However, what I found was that shampoo and body wash (i.e products that are supposed to lather) did not make me feel clean, and I had to use a tonne of product to actually feel like it had washed me. Now, some Dr Organic stuff is great, their roll on deodorants and snail gel are holy grail products for me. I just don't enjoy using SLS free bathing products full stop (which is probably because it's the chemical which creates that thick lather which we associate with cleanliness). SLS actually helps to dissolve any dirt or grease in your hair by trapping it and allowing it to be rinsed away. This is why it's so widely used in shampoos.

This led me to research what the supposed side effects of SLS are. I shall list some of them:

-SLS strips oils and moisture from the skin, aggravating dermatitis. It dries out the skin and prevents the body from performing its natural moistening processes.

-SLS can harm the development of normal eyesight in children. It does this by affecting the proteins inside the eye.

-SLS is a skin irritant, it is absorbed and accumulates in the organs (if left on the skin for an extended period of time).

-SLS can cause the body to absorb nitrates at a higher rate. Nitrates can cause all sorts of problems such as rashes and allergies.

-Some have claimed a link between SLS and cancer (in my opinion this is rubbish as the evidence does not suggest this, many studies have concluded that SLS is not carcinogenic. I think that it's scaremongering, but this issue is highly controversial).

Now, I have used products containing SLS all my life. My hair is healthy, shiny, strong and I have no irritation on my scalp. My skin is not cracked and I do not have dermatitis. I can see, and my organs haven't failed me.. I don't have rashes and I've had all my allergies since birth. 

That is pretty much all I have to say about it. I am happy to use products with SLS in them. I think the whole issue has been so over-hyped. I understand that some would rather avoid a potentially harsh chemical.. I just don't think that it's worth it. Using SLS-free shampoo is literally like rubbing hair gel or something into your hair and rinsing it out. But for those of you who do want to avoid SLS, I direct you to the Dr Organic range available from Holland and Barrett! The products are priced reasonably and the skincare is particularly good.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Review: Gillette Venus Snap Razor

Hey girls!

Today I'm reviewing the Gillette Venus Snap Razor which has recently been released here in the UK. The razor has a small chunky handle with the option to have any Venus blade attached to it. It comes with an Embrace blade which is basically a 5-bladed razor with moisture ribbons on the top and bottom of the blade. The razor also comes with a blue plastic case.


I mainly bought this razor as it is ideal for travelling. I have been trying it out over the past few days though and I'm really liking it! I find that the shorter handle allows me to get at all the hairs easier, especially on my underarms and behind my knees. I'm getting a much cleaner shave.

I was afraid that it would be awkward to shave with such a small handle and it did take a little bit of getting used to but I actually prefer this size! I would recommend picking this up while there's still an introductory offer at a lot of places as it's so fab for taking on holiday or going travelling. I like to keep this in the shower as I feel that it's a lot more sanitary in its little case than just having a razor lying around when 5 of us use the same shower.

£££: £10 (or £4.99 with current introductory offers at Superdrug, Tesco etc)

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Review: Stila Smudge Stick

Hey girlies!!

Today's post is a quick review of the much-hyped Stila Smudge Stick! I have been using various shades of this eyeliner on and off for around 3 years. I normally favour liquid eyeliner, but when I want to line my upper and lower waterlines, I need me a good waterproof kohl liner.

The shade I want to talk about is 'Black Amethyst'. It is basically a deep black with purple shimmer running through it. I find that the shimmer is not very noticeable unless swatched but I love it for nights out as when it catches the light it looks so glitzy and cute.



This eyeliner has fab staying power and it's super easy to apply and smudge for a smoky look. I think it's a great eyeliner for anyone starting out with makeup as kohl is fairly easy to work with compared to gel and liquid. Here is Stila Smudge Stick after 13 hours of wear. (I'm wearing it on my upper and lower lash line)


As you can see, there is some transfer and it has faded in colour but in my opinion it performs pretty well considering that photo is after 13 hours of wear. 

£££: £13

Monday, 9 February 2015

Letter to my 13 year old self

Dear 13 year old self, 

Hi! You're probably sat upstairs playing video games or out with your friends. Don't force yourself to go out with your friends when you're not feeling it though, you most probably won't have fun if you force yourself. 

Oh, and don't worry about the video games thing, you will still be into them as an adult. Don't let your friends tease you for liking video games, you will find a huge online community of people just like you. You'll meet some great friends through gaming. You will understand very soon that it's okay not to be 'cool'.

You could make some amazing friends in school if you spend less time with your main friendship group. Do not avoid other potential friends through fear of upsetting your friendship group, they will stop inviting you out when you leave for college and they all stay on for sixth form anyways. Sounds grim but it's true, talk to some people that you have more in common with, there are plenty. Also, you will have to work at your friendship with your best friend when you leave school or you will lose her. 

You will keep in contact with that girl that you showed kindness to despite your friends being embarrassed to be seen with her. Ignore the cliqueyness of school, lots of the 'nerds' end up wild and crazy and lots of the 'popular people' end up washed up at 17. And hilariously, many of the 'popular people' will want to talk to you when you leave school. Funny that. 

I know it might seem like the end of the world when that older boy dumps you because you're not ready for anything serious yet. It's not the end of the world, boys who pressure girls to be sexual are douchebags no matter how hot they are and you will come to realise that. Your first kiss isn't such a big deal so don't be too scared! Oh, and love your body. Try not to be sad about silly things like getting spots or having to wear glasses. Just enjoy your teenage years, they are so fun.

Continue to wear your Vans and your Converse, they will actually come into fashion as you leave school and all the people who made fun of you for wearing them will be obsessed with them (LOL!). Wear exactly what you want to wear (including those leopard print tights), and don't let your friends judge you for it. Also, you will still love Hello Kitty as an adult :P. Stay true to yourself always, you're fab.

I know you want to be a pilot when you grow up but you will soon find out that your asthma prevents you from doing so. Don't be disheartened, you go on to achieve amazing A level grades and attend a world-class university, graduating with a solid degree. So, continue to work hard in school, it definitely pays off for you as an adult. You will grow up to be a confident woman who is not afraid to be herself. 

I hope that you found my letter useful. Remember this advice and live a full life. 

Lots of love,

22 year old Abbi.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Review: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara

Hi girls!

I believe that Maybelline Lash Stiletto is actually discontinued now according to their website. It makes sense since I haven't been able to find it for ages. However, it is still available from some eBay sellers and it's dirt cheap. I've bought a couple of them as they are about £2 each on there and the ones that I got were sealed in their cardboard and not dried up whatsoever. I'm not too sure why it has been discontinued as I was under the impression that this was an incredibly popular mascara.


Anyways, this is one of my all-time favourite mascaras. In fact, I've loved every single Maybelline mascara that I've tried. I think they do absolutely amazing mascaras, there's no need to buy high-end ones with Maybelline around. 


Here's me wearing two coats of Maybelline Lash Stiletto. It really is very good. I like it because my lashes aren't too crispy when I wear this, they are still fairly soft and it doesn't flake off. It makes them really long though and it's easy to use on my bottom lashes without getting black everywhere.

I recommend picking this up off eBay if you can (make sure it specifies that it's new and sealed in the listing). Apparently Maybelline Illegal Lengths is very similar and is intended to be a replacement for Lash Stiletto. So you could give that one a go instead! I haven't tried it but I fully intend to as I don't really like buying makeup off eBay even if it does only cost £2. 

£££: ??? (available on eBay)

Saturday, 7 February 2015

How to: Reviving Old Dolls

Hi girls!

Today's post is about how to revive old dolls. This applies to 'my little ponies' too! The process may be fairly lengthy depending on the condition of the doll.


So, you might have some dolls who look a bit like this. Matted hair, stained bodies and faces, dirty clothing... It's all a bit gross. However, I'm going to tell you how to fix dolls that are in this state and make them beautiful again.

First, gently remove any stains on the doll's body with a baby wipe or any other non-harsh wet wipe. Try not to get the doll too wet as this can cause damage. 

Secondly, you want to brush the hair out. This can take quite a long time. Do not tug too hard as this will pull the hair out. Gently brush the hair through, use a gentle de-tangling spray if you need to. I cannot stress how important it is to be gentle with your doll while you do this.


Once the hair has been brushed out, it will likely look something like this (beautiful!). It is now when you assess whether the hair needs to be washed or not. This girl definitely needs hers washing and conditioning. 

So, what you want to do is wet the hair. Avoid wetting the scalp as that can cause all kinds of problems like mould and damp inside the doll. Once her hair is wet, apply a gentle, moisturising shampoo like Dove or Johnsons Baby Shampoo. Do not use shower gel or anything that will dry the hair out as that is the last thing you need. Once you have rinsed the shampoo out with warm water, comb the hair a little. If the hair is dry/damaged like the doll shown above then apply conditioner to the majority of the hair (not the scalp). Leave the conditioner on for between 30 mins and 2 hours. Rinse the conditioner out with warm water.

Now, comb your dollies hair and let her hair dry for a couple of hours. Once her hair is dry, you can apply a couple of drops of baby oil and style it how you like! Be very careful with what you apply though. If the hair still looks damaged, you can flat iron it very carefully on a low heat. Only do this if the hair is incredibly damaged though.

If the doll's clothes are dirty, hand wash them with gentle soap. Do not put them in the washing machine.


These are the results that you should get if you follow this guide! They look so pretty and like new. The whole process took about 4 hours for these dolls, but their hair was incredibly damaged and their clothes were dirty too. 

Mac x Cinderella Collection

Hey girls!

I literally haven't been this excited about a Mac collection since the Hello Kitty collection back in 2009. (Warning: this post is gonna be pretty photo heavy!!) 


Photos from allure.com




Lip Products


From left: Lipstick in Free as a Butterfly (sheer golden nude), Lipstick in Royal Ball (nude-pink),  Lipglass in Glass Slipper (sparkly, champagne-pink), Lipglass in Happily Ever After (cool, shimmery pink).


As you can see, these colours look super wearable. They have such cute names too! I think I will pick up the Lipglass in Glass Slipper and the Lipstick in Free as a Butterfly. 


Eye Products 


From left: Fluidline Gel Liner in Little Black Bow (silvery gray), Fluidline Gel Liner in Macroviolet (shimmery, smoky violet). 

These liners look really cute and I'll probably pick up Little Black Bow but I don't think I'd get much use out of the other one!

From left, powder eyeshadows: Vapour (peach/pink with violet pearl), Phloof! (frosted off-white), Omega (soft muted beige-taupe), Quarry (soft muted plum-brown), Satin Taupe (taupe with silver shimmer), Stroke of Midnight (black sparkly plum).

All of the shadows in this palette are existing lines except Stroke of Midnight. I will probably pick this up as I already use and love some of the shadows in there anyway. The packaging looks so cute as well!

From left: Studio Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped (sheer, shimmery beige), Studio Eye Gloss in Pearl Varnish (sheer, shimmery white).

I have actually never tried a Mac Eye Gloss before. I think I will give Lightly Tauped a go as I always wear nude eyeshadows and I could easily work it into my existing makeup routine.

Studio Fix Lash in Bold Black

Even though this is just the regular Studio Fix Mascara in cute packaging, let's be honest I will probably buy it.

From left: Pigment in Evil Stepmother (sparkly black-plum), Pigment in Pretty it Up (shimmery olive), Glitter in Reflects Pearl (sparkly white).

The colours of these look lovely but I hate loose eyeshadows so I won't be buying any of these. The glitter would be nice to use on my face for a special occasion or fancy dress but I probably still won't pick it up. I have a Mac Pigment in Naked which is hardly used along with all my Barry M Dazzle Dusts. However, I know a lot of people adore Mac Pigments so they will be very pleased to see these in the collection.


Face Products

From left: Beauty Powder in Mystery Princess (silvery, pink-ish beige), Iridescent Pressed Powder in Coupe D'Chic (shimmery golden peach).

I will most definitely be purchasing both of these, the colours look absolutely gorgeous and I love Mac's formula when it comes to powders.


Brushes

From left: 168 Large Angled Contour (blending brush for blusher and bronzer), 217 Blending (domed fluffy eyeshadow brush).

OMG - why haven't they put Cinderella handles on these?! They would be absolutely to die for if they had cute handles but they are just regular brushes. I probably won't pick them up as I usually buy Real Techniques ones.

Well, I hope you enjoyed looking at the products in the Mac x Cinderella collection. You guys will most likely see full reviews of some of the products once they are released and I get my hands on them!

Friday, 6 February 2015

Review: LUSH Yog Nog Soap

Hi girlies!

Today's post is a quick review of Yog Nog by LUSH. This soap contains lots of skin softening ingredients such as coconut oil, rapeseed oil and soya yoghurt. This makes it great for winter when our skin is a little drier than usual. 


(Look at the cocoa powder on top!)

Yog Nog smells like Christmas in soap form. It reminds me of the Christmas 'baking' variety of Yankee Candles (probably as it contains clove and nutmeg). Once I put this to my nose I literally cannot stop smelling it. I am obsessed with this scent. Probably a good thing that I'm stocked up for a while then.

I use this soap without a loofah and it lathers up well, producing a thick creamy lather. A small piece of Yog Nog lasts me ages which is unusual for such a creamy soap. The addition of soya yoghurt gives the soap a soft fudgey texture - it looks and smells good enough to eat (don't though...)

£££: £4.95 per 100g 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Make-up Look: Daytime Glamour

Hi girlies!

I thought I'd post a make-up look today. This is my usual day-time look that I'd wear out shopping or to lunch. I actually wore it out to the pub with friends today :)



This is a wearable look for day-time as well as being beautiful for the evening too! I started by cleansing with Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (£14), followed by applying Vichy Idealia Life Serum (£29.50). I then used the following products on my face:

Eyes:
ELF Eyelid Primer in Sheer (£1.95)
Mac Paint Pot in Painterly (£15.50)
Mac Powder Eyeshadows in Naked Lunch (lid), Woodwinked (crease), Satin Taupe (outer corner), Dazzlelight (highlight) (£9 each).
Illamasqua Eye Brow Cake in Thunder (£15.50)
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Black (£7.99)
Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Machine (£15.50)
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara in Brown/Black (£10.99)

Face: 
Dior Star Foundation in Ivory (£32)
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair (£3.99)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Powder Makeup in Bone (£31)
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Tremble (£21.50)
Illamasqua Cream Highlighter in Aurora (£20)
Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow (£17.50)

Lips:
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Apricot (£18)
Mac Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick (£15.50)


I love Viva Glam Gaga - I've gone through about 4 of them. The colour is so girly and cute, it's hard to find a blue-toned pink which is as wearable. It makes me sad that this is no longer available. Like... why? It's beautiful and the colour reminds me of my teenage years as I constantly used to wear this with the lipglass layered ontop. 


I am aware that a lot of the products mentioned are quite pricey so here is a list of some drugstore dupes:
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (£14) = Superdrug Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser (£5.99)
Mac Paint Pot in Painterly (£15.50) = Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Nude Pink (£4.99)
Max Factor False Lash Mascara (£10.99) = Essence Lash Mania False Lashes Mascara (£2.80)


£££: All prices are listed above.