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Product Review: Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Foundation

Hi all!

I recently discovered a new foundation by Maybelline. It is the Dream Flawless Nude Foundation. The bottle appears to be dainty and delicate with an upwards ombre effect. I had finished my Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation (which I loved!) so I thought I would give a new foundation a try. I opted for shade 10, Ivory, which is the lightest shade that they do. Unfortunately, this foundation has no SPF Factor.

If you’re looking for a more natural, light foundation, then this is the product for you. I would describe the wand to have a tear drop at the end which you dab on your finger and apply to your face. (You can also use a CLEAN beauty blender or brush.) It gives even coverage, although, I personally layer it on to get the effect I am looking for. It gives minimalistic coverage to the skin, so definitely a foundation for the ‘natural look.’

The upside of this foundation is that it feels gorgeous on the skin! I cannot express this enough! It feels like satin on your skin, it is so soft and delicate it is like a caress to your face. I found myself sitting there stroking my face while staring at my reflection. (Creepy, I know!) But I marvelled at how wonderful it felt on my skin.

I found that is wore off after a few hours. I applied it at 7:30am and it had worn off by 1:30pm, I had been outside for an hour and that’s it! I felt irritated by that, but, it isn’t a long lasting coverage. I found that it dried around any blemishes that I had which made them much more obvious. (I had applied moisturiser before I put it on.)

Overall, I am slightly disappointed. I expected more from Maybelline and it did not deliver. I will not repurchase this foundation, and unless you have the time to keep re-applying, then I don’t recommend you invest in this product.

maybelline dream flawless nude

Have a great day my lovelies!

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OOTD!

Hello everyone!

I have to admit, I was very excited to get dressed today. For the first time in what I can remember, the sun was shining! It was blissful! It was rather mild, which is good for February. It just reminds me that Spring is on the way, something which I am incredibly excited about!  I relished the opportunity to be able to wear a dress without tights, all you ladies will understand what I mean!

So, here is my outfit of the day!

This beautiful dress is from Karen Millen. It is made from cotton and is incredibly flattering, I enjoy the floral pattern the most!

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Next,  these stunning high heels are from Brian Atwood. They are very comfortable, considering the height! The lace up design helps to hold my foot firmly in place without it slipping around. My favourite part is the buckle, I think it adds the finishing touch!brian atwood

I brought this necklace from Accessorize in the Summer of 2014 I believe. The blue coil reminds me of ancient Rome and Greece designs. It is flattering to the neck and makesit appear slimmer, the sparkles do not rub or fall off at all.

blue glitter accessorize necklace

I finished off this outfit with a bag from my collection of Michael Kors handbags. I have built up quite a large collection,  I do really enjoy both his clothing and handbags. They are superb quality and elegant tastes.

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I hope you all enjoyed my outfit of the day! I am hoping to be able to wear more Summer clothes in the coming weeks.

MAC Collection: Miley Cyrus Viva Glam I

Hi my lovelies!

Today, MAC has released their new Miley Cyrus Viva Glam I collection. There are not many new pieces, the only new additions are the lipstick and lipglass.

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First, the lipstick which has been named Miley Cyrus Viva Glam I. As you can see it is very similar to the packaging of the Viva Glam Rihanna collection. I would consider it to be more of a red-toned pink, rather vibrant but very similar to other products sold by MAC.  For example, Milan Mode or Impassioned.

miley viva glam lipstickTheir next new product is the Miley Cyrus Viva Glam I lipglass. I have to say that I am impressed with this shade, it reminds me of the Novel Romance Collection. It is a vibrant pink version of Reckless Desire. I feel that this would be a wonderful colour to add to any collection. Personally, I would wear it over MAC’s Shock Value lip pencil. I would recommend anyone to buy this lipglass, although, I would hold off on the lipstick.

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Hope you all enjoy, have a great day my lovelies!

Product Rave: i-Candy Sleek Palette

Hi everyone!

I have not done a product rave in a long time, maybe not even on this blog. There has rarely been a product which I really would like to share with people, but, I feel this is one of them. I really enjoy playing around with eye shadow palettes, you can create many different looks.

sleek candy

There are many high-end shadow palettes, they are normally in a price range from £20-£60 a time.These palettes from Sleek, are incredibly pigmented. They stay on for 12 hours at least! The colour pay off is fantastic, they as well have a range of shades to suit individual person. They are currently priced at £7.99 and you can purchase them in most department and beauty stores.

Have a great day my lovelies!

Exciting Giveaway!

Hello my lovelies!

I am excited about hitting the 100 subscribers milestone! I find it truly amazing that I am nearly there. Starting this as a place to share things I enjoy, I look forward to seeing new inspiring things. So, once I meet 100 subscribes, I shall be having a contest to giveaway the new Benefit Roller Lashes mascara! More to come once this finally happens!

Have a great my day lovelies!

OOTD!

Hi everyone!

It is a very cold, miserable and wet British day. Now if you live in England, you will understand just how hard it is to choose an outfit. The weather changes so quickly, you have to plan for any situation that may arise! Here is what I wore for my errands and an overall lazy day, hope you enjoy!

Quiz.co.uk

My cape, top and boots are from Quiz Clothing. I adore this store! They are very feminine and just pretty designs.

The cape is very soft, it is made out of wool and faux fur for the lining.

cream rose fur cape

The top is black with a lace back. The back is actually sheer, you could wear a black or white strappy vest with this if it makes you feel uncomfortable.

lace top frontlace top back

I classify these as army boots, I don’t know if anyone else would agree. They are very comfy, but not waterproof! I have sprayed some protector on them so they are ok, but I would advise anyone to spray them before stepping out in them. I like that they add a bit of height (so I actually make 5ft!) without making my feet ache.

grey lace up boots

NewLook.co.uk

My jeans are from New Look, they are comfy, stretchy and just incredibly versatile!

dark jeans

Michael Kors!

I finished off my outfit with a bag from my favourite designer, Michael Kors. I am starting to get a rather nice collection of his handbags. I look forward to having them on display in my new wardrobe. The bags are so well made and they smell so good! (Yes, I admit it, I love the new bag smell!)

black michael kors

I hope you all enjoy! Have a great day my lovelies!

New: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Hi my lovelies!,

Benefit is coming out with a brand new mascara, this comes after their worldwide success with Benefit They’re Real mascara. Part of me wonders is they could match up to their earlier success, I absolutely love the They’re Real mascara. I am not too sure when the product is actually hitting the shelves, but, all I can say is…I cannot wait!  They have absolutely topped it! I did not think Benefit could get any better, but they have proved me wrong. I adore the actual product design, it looks very vintage inspired. The handle is actually a salmon coloured rubber which unwinds into the mascara. The top of the wand has diamond imprints, which gives it a nice touch. It is easy to hold and it doesn’t irritate the hand. It curls the lashes beautifully without the need of curling them. I highly recommend this product, I am excited for their next one!

Here is what it looks like;

benefit roller lashes

Hope you all have a lovely day!

Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone!

Over the past month I have been thinking of having a change up in my furniture. I haven’t re-decorated for around five years now, it is a long time and some of the furniture is starting to fade. I ordered a few items from the Alex collection in Ikea. I have been really enjoying the idea of a contemporary bedroom. I prefer light, open space and elegant designs as overall it radiates life and happiness. I looked for while in getting a stunning boudoir chair for my dressing table, but to no avail. The ones I have come across all seemed to be made for children, although, I am 4’11. Even though I am rather short, I would like something that is actually made for an adult.

I came across an American site called Modani; cue my wonderland! I felt exquisite as I searched through all the ranges they had. Low and behold, I found my finishing piece, the royal armchair in the shade of white!

MODANI CHAIR

It arrived promptly and most importantly, all in one piece! It now sits in its place in front of my vanity. I enjoy the chair so much I am interested in purchasing a few more pieces from them. Great job Modani!

Have a wonderful day my lovelies!

OOTD Christmas Edition!

Hello my lovelies!

Considering I will not be on tomorrow, I am excited to spend the day with my family! I have everything wrapped and prepared, so bright and early I will be visiting my Grandmother to start cooking our Christmas dinner. All of the presents are under the tree, so I have a guilty admittance…I looked for all the ones with my name on! I know I shouldn’t, but, I had a feel to try and guess what I got. To no avail, I do it every year. By now my family has learnt of my excitement and have wrapped them in different boxes to conceal the contents! I have pre-made my pain au chocolat, ready for the oven in the morning. I am incredibly excited for the roast dinner and the chocolate fountain for dessert, but, most of all, I am enjoying the spirit of Christmas! A very Merry Christmas to you all!

I have to say, I am a huge supporter of wearing dresses! I feel so feminine and girly, I am not too keen on trousers. (Can feel the suffragettes turning in their grave.) I don’t have a problem with them, I just feel empowered wearing a pretty dress, while succeeding in my occupation. Anyway, back on topic, I brought this dress from Ted Baker a while back. I feel particularly festive in this attire, I couldn’t help choosing it for this wonderful occasion. My only frustration is that as I have a rather large bust, this dress can hang from my breasts and make me look rather large. I find it is easily brought in with a thin black waist belt, which cures this problem. This dress is currently on sale for half price at tedbaker.com.
ted baker green dress

Although I take my shoes off once I get to my destination, I wanted something nice to drive in. As my dress has a lovely turquoise starburst pattern, I wanted something just plain and simple so I wouldn’t clash.  I went for the elegant style of Louboutins, to finish it off.

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For my accessories, I added a little bit more glamour, just for that completed look. The cuff is from Tedbaker.com, it is currently half price at £35. The earrings, I brought from QuizClothing.com in the late Summer, currently still priced at £7.99.

ted baker cuff waterfull earrings

I finished it with a messenger bag from my all time favourite designer, Michael Kors!

black michael kors

I hope you all like my outfit, have a wonderful Christmas everyone! For those who don’t celebrate, have a lovely day instead! Best wishes everyone!

Outfit Of The Day!

Hello Everyone!

I am excited to share with you my new discovery on fanatics.com! I adore hats, any shape or size and I go crazy for them! One part of me which can sometimes struggle is assembling an outfit to co-ordinate with a hat. I came across an NFL Cincinnati Bengals snapback hat which I adore! The best thing about it is that at the moment they have 50% off with the code 50SHIP. Here is the hat below and what I teamed it with;

bengals

I love the colour scheme and the swirling writing! It is very comfortable and fits my head perfectly. I have had quite a few compliments on it today.

I teamed it with a white and gold sequinned top and a matching handbag. Both of these are from Michael Kors.

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I got these high-waisted jeans from New Look I believe. They are ever so comfortable, they fit short people like myself very well!

jeans

It is very cold here in England, so I decided to wrap up warm in this gorgeous faux fur cape from Quizclothing.com

cream rose fur cape

I finished off with a pair of gorgeous heels from Carvela by Kurt Geiger.

Carvela

I am extremely happy with my purchase from Fanatics.com, I feel like they have helped me create this outfit. I get to use my hat in numerous ways, I am incredibly happy with it. I highly recommend buying from them, especially with the code for 50% off! I really enjoyed assembling this outfit, it posed a challenge to me and I felt happy and confident wearing this combination.Here is there website if anyone wants to browse!MLB hats I hope you all like! Have a great day my lovelies!