Sunday, 6 January 2013

My 2012 Beauty Favourites

Over the past year I have become more and more beauty and fashion obsessed and have managed to amass quite a large collection of beauty products. So I thought I'd show you a small selection which I really enjoyed using throughout 2012.

Benefits Hoola Bronzer♡
I absolutely love this bronzer, it gives you a really nice tanned look without looking like one of Willy Wonka's Oompa Loompa's. It's easy to apply and has a mini mirror and brush to use for on-the-go application. Although it's expensive at £23.50 it's completely worth it as I have been using it for around 8 months now and I've only recently reached the bottom.

Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer♡
This is what's called a 'tinted skin enhancer' it is quite possibly one of the best beauty products ever known to man kind. It comes out as a thick liquid formula and as you apply it to your face it sets as a powder and gives your skin a 'smooth, airbrushed and luminous finish'. A little goes a long way so you only need what they describe as a 'pearl sized' amount for your whole face however you can apply more to build coverage and customise your own look. I am completely in love with this product because it just leaves my skin looking absolutely flawless and I recommend all you lovely ladies out there to go and purchase it.

Benefits High Beam♡
I've used this product for a very long time and it was one of the very first beauty products I ever used. Its pearly pink colour gives you a really fresh, radiant look leaving your skin looking dewy and moisturised without seeming like you've just been dunked into a bowl of glitter. Like all Benefit products it too does come at quite a price however it also lasts a very long time as you only need to apply the smallest amount.

Stila Concealer Brush 33b♡
This brush is an absolute god send. When ever I have a horrible blemish, in need of a little coverage, I know I can count on my stila concealer brush teamed with my nifty no7 concealer. It has really soft bristles making sure it's not too harsh on the skin during application and it also is the perfect size, allowing you to cover the targeted area of skin easily.

Collection Skyscraper Mascara♡
After seeing many positive reviews on this mascara I decided that I had to try it especially due to its amazingly cheap price tag. As I'm a girl who prefers plastic applicators it was an instant thumbs up. It left my eyelashes looking really defined and voluminous. I hate seeing girls with really clumpy looking eyelashes so trying to get each and every single little lash looking defined is an absolute must for me. And I must say this mascara certainly does the job.

Nina Ricci Nina L'Elixir Eau De Parfum♡
I only got this perfume in December for my birthday. But when I went on holiday, during my summer holidays, I sprayed this perfume on myself, whilst I was looking around the duty free fragrance department at Gatwick Airport, and I absolutely loved the smell of it. I am completely useless at describing a scent so I'll just say it smells wonderfully sweet and glorious. And if you like to smell like that then you must buy it, haha.

This Christmas I got Benefits Brow Zings which is something I've wanted for a very long time. As I only got it Christmas Day I didn't necessarily want to put into my 2012 favourites but I definitely wanted to mention it, as like most benefit products, it certainly didn't disappoint. I love how sleek and compact the packaging is and I love the fact that it literally has everything a girl could ever need to shape her eyebrows. For those of you who don't know it contains: a wax, a setting powder, mini tweezers, a hard angle brush and a blending brush which all help you achieve a perfect look for your eyebrows. I used to use an eyebrow pencil and I now wonder how anyone could possibly let me leave the house looking like that as my eyebrows appeared to get bigger and a lot darker by the minute (thank god I have now seen sense). But I've certainly learnt my lesson now, haha!

Before I go I just wanted to quickly apologise for the layout of my blog posts at the moment as I am using my iPad to type them as its just a bit quicker and easier and I am yet to work out how you can format the post. Technology these days, aye haha!

What's your 2012 beauty favourites? Have you used Benefits Brow Zings? Do you prefer it to using an eyebrow pencil? Let me know!


Happy New Year My Lovelies

So I'd like to start to off by saying Happy New Year, and I hope you all have an amazing 2013. I would also like to apologise for my absence recently. I got to the point where I felt like I had to write a post and I wasn't particularly enjoying my blogging experience. So I decided to take a little break from the blogging world, until I had a sudden little urge to right a post, which is exactly what I'm having now, haha.

With it being my first post of the new year I thought I'd share my New Years resolutions with you. I haven't got as many as other people as I feel if I give myself too many I may not achieve them all by the end of the year I like to feel a sense of success and the end of the year. So here they are in all there wonderful glory...

Live A Healthier Lifestyle♡
By this I mean that, I'm not the healthiest of eaters. And I jump at the chance to eat a good ol' yummy snack. But luckily because I'm a very active girl, who does PE (physical education) at school every week, plus extra curricular clubs and stretches every night, I rarely put weight on.
So in light of the new year I want to eat more fruit and veg, and foods that are apart of a healthy balance diet, but also just carry on with my stretches that I carry out each evening.

Do More Things For Others♡
Before I go into this I don't want you all to think I'm a completely selfish person, I do actually help and do things for others, haha. But what I mean by this is help them more. For example if one of my friends were to ask me to go to the canteen with them, it generally isn't something that I want to do, however it's something they've asked from me, so I'll say yes and go with them.

Blog More♡
This is my final resolution and its one that I've seen from most bloggers. Generally speaking I really enjoy blogging and reading/viewing other people blogs and vlogs and its one thing that I will always do everyday whether its a weekday or a busy weekend. And I think that every now and then every blogger goes through a sudden stage where they don't know what to write about and their passion towards their blog just fizzles out a bit. Having been through this stage I feel like I've come back with a whole new box of ideas, and I just hope that they interest you all. I'm not gonna set myself a specific target, like twice a week, because I'd feel that with it being a busy year for me at school, with plenty of exams coming my way I won't achieve this target all the time. So instead I'll just say I'll blog often.

That's it from me for now. But I shall be blogging again soon. I hope you all have a good week.
Happy 2013!♡