Rambles from my makeup box.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Avocado on toast.

It has been a while, but today I have decided to share another "recipe" on my blog. I say "recipe" because I more think that it's just an idea and would encourage you too customize it to your taste! Now this may be an unpopular opinion, but I do not like avocado on toast, or really avocado in general (it has a weird texture to me), but when I had this at Comptoir Libanais I had to recreate it for my when I'm at home! 

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Essie - Gel Couture Nails.*

I have a love hate relationship with painting my nails. I love the look of my nails when they are painted and neat, but sometimes fitting the time in to paint them can seem like a chore! So when Essie brought out their own gel nail range promising to last 12 days, I couldn't wait to try them!

Essie Gel couture rock the runway couture curator

Monday, 3 October 2016

Charlotte Tilbury - Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk.

 Lip liners have always escaped my attention for two reasons: first I am too lazy for an extra step in my makeup routine, and two I never saw the point of them. However, last year when I had easy access to a Charlotte Tilbury counter I was talked into buying Pillow talk by some friends and I'm so glad I did!

Friday, 30 September 2016

L'oreal - Pure Clay Detox Mask.

If I had to pick a favourite skincare item it would definitely be face masks, especially when they come in under £10! I just love being able to have a nice relaxing pamper evening with a bath and face mask to have some me time, and this new L'oreal mask provides some added luxury without the extra cost! 

L'Oreal Pure clay detox mask

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

NARS - All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.

If there is one makeup product I can't live without, it is foundation. It is amazing how much more confident I feel with it on, hence why I'm always looking for my next favourite. I've had this foundation now for over a year, and it I'm only just writing it now because I've had a very confusing love hate relationship with it..

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Urban Decay - Beached Bronzer.

Bronzer is a relatively new item in my makeup kit which now I wouldn't be without. When I was younger I never saw the point in them and most of the time if I did use one they would look very orange on my somewhat ghost complexion. However once Urban Decay released this beauty I have fallen in love.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Origins - Out of trouble mask.

 I feel like I could be having a total crazy moment, and please stop me if I'm right, but I feel like I have already written this blog post. There is something in the back of my mind telling me that I have written about this mask, and yet I cannot find it at all on my blog! Though all this could be because of how much I love this mask, and how I have been meaning to blog about it since January...

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

L'oreal - Nude Magique cushion foundation.

Today I am going to review a foundation that I never thought I would love. A few months ago practically the whole beauty community was talking about the new L'oreal cushion foundation, which of course I fell into the hype of, and for once it was a hype that didn't disappoint...

Monday, 4 July 2016

Zoella - Sweet Inspirations range.

The Zoella beauty range has been an ever growing collection over the last few years with much hype over it, however it never really got my full attention. In part, this was mainly because I wasn't too keen on the scents, and honestly I thought it looked a little young for me. However once I heard about a range being inspired by macaroons, I was far more interested so went in store to have a smell. 

Monday, 13 June 2016

Charlotte Tilbury - Colour Chameleon in Champagne Diamonds.

 Enhancing my natural eye colour is something I like to do on a daily basis as unfortunately my dark blue eyes never seem to pop, especially on camera. So when I saw these gorgeous eye shadow sticks from Charlotte Tilbury that help to enhance eye colours I had to pick one up!

Friday, 10 June 2016

Becca Cosmetics - Champagne Pop.

If you haven't heard of the Champagne Pop highlighter from the Jaclyn Hill and Becca Cosmetics collaboration I don't know where you've been hiding, as it has been one of the biggest highlighter launches last year! So in April I was finally dragged into all the hype and just had to get one!

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Urban Decay - All Nighter setting spray.

Trying to get makeup to last on my face throughout the day has always been a massive task that always failed, no matter what I tried. Which wouldn't be too much of a problem if I wasn't too lazy to retouch it, but alas I am. So when I saw a travel sized version of the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray when I was purchasing a few other bits I couldn't help but pick it up.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Foreo - Luna Play.

 Face cleansing. We all know it's important, but if you're like me sometimes it can seem like a tedious task, so anything that can make it more fun and helps to cleanse my face more efficiently wins in my book. This is where the Foreo Luna Play comes in. This handy little tool has definitely helped to improve my cleansing experience.   

Friday, 13 May 2016

Viktor & Rolf - Flowerbomb.

I have an obsession; and this obsession is the Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume. This love affair has been going on for many years now and all started with my Nan. My Nan use to wear this all the time and always smelt wonderful, so after telling her this she got me a bottle for every special occasion happening in the year.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Ole Henriksen - Truth Serum.

After a couple of stressful months of dissertation writing and final exams, I am finally free! Now as you can imagine my skin has been all over the place due to this stress and my poor diet choices (I have literally lived of sugar) but the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum has saved it, and I've already purchased my second bottle of it! 

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Revlon - Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors.

Matte liquid lipsticks have been all the rage recently and it is a bandwagon that I am happy to jump on! I find that overall liquid lipsticks are easy to apply and long lasting, which is great for someone like me who to be honest, is just to lazy to touch up my makeup when I'm out! So as soon as these Revlon ones hit the shelf I rushed out to pick them up!

Friday, 25 March 2016

Garnier Mythic Olive Collection.*

Dry skin is becoming the bane of my existence. I've never really suffered from dry skin before, but recently I can't seem to get rid of it, so I was excited to try out the Mythic Olive Ultimate blends collection from Garnier which was kindly sent to me by BzzAgent. 

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Makeup Revolution - Vivid Baked Blush.

As much as I love high end beauty products there is nothing better than finding a brilliant beauty bargain, and this Makeup Revolution Vivid baked blush, is certainly a brilliant one! 

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The Body Shop - InstaBlur.

For the last few years I have only ever used The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minismiser, and even though I still love this primer I thought I would give something new a try when I was last browsing through their shop, so I picked up the InstaBlur primer which I had heard a lot of good reviews on!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Benefit - Boi-ing Industrial-Strength Concealer.

Recently I have been stuck in a makeup rut, so for the last few weeks I've been paying attention to what I apply to my face and trying to mix it up a bit. This is a great way to pay attention to all those under used products, but it also allows you to see what you really can't live without, and this product to me is the Benefit Boi-ing concealer.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Lush - Intergalactic bath bomb.

Since my shower is broke and I've been stressed with uni work I have basically been living in the bath, and no bath is complete without a Lush product. So I'm back today with a review on the Lush intergalactic bath bomb.

Friday, 5 February 2016

CoLab - Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo.

Dry shampoo is something that I always keep stocked up in my flat as I can guarantee I will highly regret it if I have run out and don't have a back up! The CoLab extreme volume dry shampoo by Ruth Crilly is one of my all time favourites, and is one I always keep stocked up on.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Urban Decay - B6 Vitamin Complexion Prep Spray.

 Urban Decay is quickly becoming one of my favourite beauty brands. I love their Naked Skin concealer, and their eye shadows are amazing, so after Christmas I decided to explore their brand a little more and found this amazing little prep spray which I can now say, I don't want to be without again! 

Friday, 29 January 2016

Lush - Yoga Bomb.

It has been far too long since I last posted a lush bath bomb review so I thought I would fix that by blogging about one of my all time favourite bath bombs, Yoga Bomb. This bath bomb may not have the most exciting look about it compared to all the other colourful products they have, but I love it, and think you should definitely have a look next time your'e in store!

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion.

Moisturiser is an important step in any good skincare routine especially in the winter months, so I'm always on the look out for a good one. When I heard about the Kiehl's Ultra facial oil-free lotion I couldn't wait to give it a go as it sounded like the perfect match for my oily skin.

Friday, 22 January 2016

The Healthy Living Diaries - Snacking.

Snacking is my weakness. There is something inside me that really loves snacking and once I start I can't stop. It's something I need to work on! It's my main downfall when it comes to eating healthy as mostly I snack on chocolate, and once I start eating chocolate I can't stop, which then leads to guilt! So here are some helpful ideas on snacking happily and healthy.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Urban Decay - Naked Skin Concealer.

Concealer is one thing that I could not live without and I'm always on the look out for a good one, so when the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer came out I was interested to give it a go! Now after a few months of using it I am totally in love and I don't think I'll ever go without it again!

Friday, 15 January 2016

Pixi Glow Tonic.

Pixi Glow Tonic is one of those cult beauty products that you've probably read 100 other reviews on where bloggers are talking about how amazing it is! So last year when Marks & Spencer started selling it, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and see if it was really worth the hype!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Lush - Cup O'Coffee face mask.

Is there anything better than the smell of fresh coffee in the morning? If you're a tea fan probably yes, but I love it! Whenever I smell coffee it instantly wakes me and makes me feel good, so if you have given up caffeine for the new year, this face mask could become your new best friend!

Lush Cup O'coffee

Friday, 8 January 2016

The Healthy Living Diaries - Helpful tips.

Hello, my name is Victoria and I am a sugar addict. And when I say sugar addict I mean a sugar addict, if I go too long without sugar (mainly chocolate) I do start to feel anxious and I even start to get withdrawal symptoms! So this year I've decided I need to fix this and in general I want to get healthier, fitter and happier, hence the start of my new blogging adventure! 

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

Oily skin plus a face oil? That seems like a no go to most and it did to me too not so long ago, but after doing some research I decided to give it ago, plus it was a chance for me to try out the famous Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

Sunday, 3 January 2016


Happy new year everybody! It's been a while since I've last blogged as the end of 2015 got manic, but I'm back now with hopefully a more organised blogging schedule! I shall be posting on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6pm still and this year I'm also planning on expanding what I blog about, so if you have any ideas on what you want me to blog about, let me know!

Now as I said I have been away for a while and that's because I've been very busy writing my dissertation, and I need you're help with it! If you have a spare 5/10 minutes could you please take part in my survey: The effect of stress on the immune system. It would mean a lot to me!

Thank you everyone for all your support in 2015 and I hope 2016 brings you happiness and health!