Thursday, 28 August 2014

L'Oreal L'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick | Product Review

Hello Everyone and today I am going to share with you my latest lip purchase! I've heard a lot about these so I knew that I needed to try them! So here is my review of the L'Oreal L'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in Rose Symphony which is a gorgeous pinky red kind of colour which I think is perfect for the transition from summer to autumn.

The packaging of this lipstick is just stunning and looks really chic! It's a goldy kind of colour which makes it look a lot more expensive than just £8.99! Although it does kind of look like your average lipstick, it is infact a lipgloss! This product has a feather soft wand which is used to apply the product, and it is both amazing and annoying at the same time! As it is a soft kind of applicator, it has little bristles that come out, making it hard to apply the lipstick to the upper lip around the edges! But it does really just glide on, and is super speedy!

It contains micro-oils which help to make it super colour intense, super shiny and soft like a balm! I cant totally agree with these claims, as my lips feel super soft and luscious when I have it on. They don't feel sticky like normal lip glosses which is a plus, and they seem to last a long time (provided you are not eating anything). They also have amazing staying power, as they didn't seem to budge off my lips at all. Best of all, they smell and taste absolutely amazing (I cant quite put my finger on the scent though...)!

I will definitely be going out and buying more of these! Have you tried this lipstick? What do you think about it? And what is your favourite lip product to use at the moment?

Love From Elizabeth x

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express | Product Review

 Hello everyone! So today I am going to be reviewing Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express Mascara! I have had the waterproof version of this for the longest of times, but I'm not a huge fan of waterproof mascaras, as I find them too harsh on my eyes. So when I was in boots, I knew exactly what I needed to to do! I needed to pick up the non waterproof version.

The mascara has a large plastic applicator which works perfectly in giving you amazing looking lashes! I honestly think that it makes them look so long and amazing which hopefully you can see in the image below! Since the applicator is rather large, I found it hard to apply mascara to the outer edges of my eyes, but maybe that was just my own application fault.

The formula of the mascara is very nice! It doesn't clump and leaves your eyes looking amazing, long and very black. I love how much volume it gives to your eyes, and with this mascara, my eyes look amazing, even without eyeliner. I would definitely recommend purchasing this mascara, as it is simply amazing in every way and is only £7.99 from boots.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, and let me know if you have tried this mascara before, and what you think of it! What mascaras would you recommend me use?

Love from Elizabeth x

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Easy Everyday Hairstyles | How-To

So there are always those days when your hair is just not working for you! We all have those days so I thought I would help a sister out, and share with you my most favourite hairstyles to do when my hair is just a mess!

So to start off, number 1 is a fishtail braid. It is super easy and simple to do! If you don't know how to do one, you can watch Zoella's tutorial on how to do it here. This hair style is definitely suitable for school and is really good as it keeps all of your hair out of your face!

Number 2 is a super classic and simple pony tail. Yes this is one of the most obvious ones ever! However I have added a slight twist to it by adding a scrunchy. You can definitely find scrunchies everywhere now but I got my from Brandy Melville if you were wondering :P

The next two (number 3 and number 4) come had in hand. For these super easy ones, all you will need to do is put your hair up in a bun (however you like it) and then add your accessories to make them look like you put some effort into them. Number 3 has the same scrunchy used in number 2 and number 4 has a super cute bow in it. I got this bow from American Apparel for about £9 pounds I believe.

And lastly, I have a hairstyle that is perfect for dressing up slightly (perhaps for a cute date?). So I used the same bow that I have in number 4 (which has a clip attached to it) to secure the bits of hair that fall around my face, to the back of my head (keeping my centre part visible.

I hope you liked this sort of post, as it is the first How-To type of post I've ever done. If you have any questions on any of these hairstyles, leave me a comment and I will be sure to reply! What are your favourite hairstyles when your hair is just not working for you?

Love From Elizabeth x

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

L'Oreal True Match Foundation | Product Review

Hello Everyone! Today I will be coming at you with a review of my current favourite everyday foundation which is the L'Oreal True Match Foundation which is £9.99 from Boots. I've been using this foundation for months now, so I definitely can say, that it is amazing! Below is pictures of before and after I have applied my foundation. As you can see, my face isn't too spotty, so this foundation is perfect.

Bare Face
With Makeup

I wouldn't call this foundation high coverage because it's not! But it does get rid of any imbalances in your skin tone, and it gets rid of any redness, giving a very flawless, and even skin tone. This is why it is so perfect for everyday! If you have a lot of blemishes that you want to make disappear, you will need to wear a concealer (which I am not wearing in these pictures). However, I have used my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder to help the foundation last all day.

Something that I love about this foundation is how it feels when you apply it! It is so silky and soft as you rub it into your face! To apply it, I firstly blend it all over my face using my fingers (as I feel it is the best way to distribute it over my face). After that, I use my Real Techniques Stippling Brush just to blend out areas which need more attention. 

I have rather oily skin, so by the end of the day, my makeup isn't what it was. However, I am very pleased with its staying power for the day. It does have SPF 17 which is good, as you wont need to worry about your face getting burnt during the day. It claims to have micro mineral pigments to perfectly match your skin tone and to give you smoother, healthier and more even skin. I can totally agree with these claims as that is definitely what it does for me.

I hope you have enjoyed this review, and let me know if you have tried this foundation, or if you have any foundations which you like!

Love From Elizabeth x

Saturday, 9 August 2014

My New Bags | Accessories

Hello everyone!! So recently I went to primark and was thoroughly disappointed with the clothing selection that had in the Manchester branch and I literally bought no clothing whatsoever and that is very unlike me!  I feel like their clothing has been stepped down a notch or something. Perhaps it's because I'm used to the selection in London, but I don't really know. (Rant over now). However, I loved their shoe and bag ranges available which is why I picked up these two beauties.

So the first bag, as you can see, is a cute little black cross body bag (I think that's what they're called...). Right now I am living of one bag (shocking I know), because I accidentally broke my old black one. I think the gold accents on the bag a super cute and add a nice touch to it. And the bow at the front is super adorable as well. And best of all, it was only £8.

Then as I was searching through primark for clothes, I found this pearl under the racks and it was love at first sight! I think the pink colour is totally adorable and cute, and the gold accent really compliments the colour. This one is slightly smaller than the other one, but I love how it has a small pocket at the front so that you can have easy access to your phone or ipod or whatever. And once again, this was for a mere price of £8.

I love primark bags, and they honestly last a long time, and are super cute! I love the sizes of these ones, as they are perfect for everyday outings, and fit everything you could ever need. I would definitely recommend checking out your local primark for some gems! I think my £16 were well spent on these purchases.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, and I would love to hear your opinions and thoughts on my new bags (even if you find them utterly hideous). Are you a fan of primark bags? Let me know!

Love From Elizabeth x

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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Sleek Face Form | Review

Hello my lovelies, and today I am coming at you with a review of the Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette which I got from Boots for £9.99. This palette has it all! It has a contour, a highlighter and a blusher, making it perfect if you are ever going away as you don't need millions and millions of different products!

I picked up my palette in fair (as you may be able to tell in the picture) and I think that the different powders definitely suit my skin type. I'm always trying to find a good contouring product for fair skin, and this one has definitely made its way into my heart. In the photo with the swatches, I applied it to my had a few times to ensure that the camera could pick up the colour, but let me ensure you, it does not look that dark and dramatic on your face. Another pro is that it is matte!

The contour, definitely does what it says, and makes you look like you have all the definition in the world. Next is the highlighter. It is such a gorgeous shimmery colour and I may be slightly naughty and start using this as an eye shadow as I just love this sort of shade for my eyes! It looks absolutely amazing on, and definitely complements the contour.

Finally is the lovely peachy pink blush which I love! It is perfect for everyday, and I think it gives you such an amazing glow. It has a gold sort of under hue, which also makes it just so lovely and natural! All of these powders are very easily blended into the skin, so if you accidentally go a little overboard, it is simple to blend it in!

My only criticism of the entire palette is that it was super duper hard to get any of the product onto the brush when I first got it, but since I've had it for a little while now, it is definitely easier. So this in the end, is not a major issue.

I would say that this product is well worth the money and you should definitely check it out! I hope you've enjoyed this review, and let me know if you have tried this product, or if you a fan of Sleek (because I definitely am!).

Love From Elizabeth x

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Summer | Haul

Hello everyone! I know it's been a while since I last wrote a blog post but I just stumbled back to my blog and realised what I was giving up! Right now I have more than 300 followers on Bloglovin which is just AMAZING and I am so thankful! I feel like I needed the break that I got, to clear my mind and give myself some time to breath and be free of pressure. But I doubt you really want to hear any of that so I'll just get on with the post!

So I've recently been out shopping since being back in good old England (I was away in Australia the majority of July) and I am super excited to be sharing what I have gotten! I will just like to warn you that the majority of the items are from Topshop which is one of my favourites places to shop now as I am loving their very plain and simple tops that they have (which are probably the most reasonably priced items in the entire shop).

First off I got this cute Rib Crop Tee for £8 at Topshop. If you know me, you will know that I am a massive fan of crop tops!! I absolutely love the pale pink colour of this top! It is so gorgeous and definitely goes well with a tan (which I kinda have at the moment). Topshop also has heaps of different colours for this tee, and I actually have it in white! I really wanted it in the colour sage but they were all sold out of my size!

So the next two items come hand in hand as they are the same top but in different colours! These Peplum Camis are just gorgeous and are super flattering and are only £10. I firstly got one in white, and I loved how it looked on me! It is super fitting and flattering in the breast area and it flows out! It is a super cute cropped top which goes well with high wasted shorts or jeans, or even some cute patterned shorts!  

I got these shorts a little while ago but I absolutely adore them, and they are perfect for a fancy lunch or event this season! Unfortunately I cant find the link to them but I believe that they were around £15 which is a bargain!. Pull & Bear has some really cute stuff and is super affordable! I would definitely recommend checking them out!

Finally I bought some jeans anticipating the cold weather to come later this year! These very cute looking high waisted jeans from Miss Guided for £34. They have a super cute acid wash kind of thing going on which I think looks super cute and more interesting than just block coloured jeans! I cant wait to start wearing these, this fall!

So that's all I have for now! I hope you have enjoyed this post! Let me know if you would like me to style any of these items here. Hope you're having a great summer holiday and are enjoying the sunny weather!

Love From Elizabeth x
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