Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Perfect Lip | MAC Syrup Lipstick

MAC Syrup Lipstick £15
There's nothing like a MAC lipstick and I think I've found a contender for my perfect everyday colour. I received this for Christmas and have worn this loads since I got it. I think this is one of the best lipsticks to try if you are just starting out in makeup or Mac products and here's why...
This has a lustre formula, which I know some people don't like but personally, I really do! This is more on the cremesheen side of lustre rather than being shimmery which makes it very creamy but still with the shininess of a lustre. It has a light formula which is sheer yet build able. The colour is a gorgeous mauve toned pink which I think is suitable for all year round! This is a really natural colour on me, not unlike my natural lip colour which is fairly pigmented, so if yours are too, this may be perfect for you as an everyday lipstick. Or, if you have a more lighter lip colour, this adds the perfect amount of colour without looking like you're wearing something bright.

I definitely recommend the shade 'Syrup' if you are looking to treat yourself to a new MAC lipstick (or if you are on the look out for the perfect everyday lip shade!)
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Friday, 11 April 2014

Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea @ The Sanderson Hotel

The weekend after my birthday, my mum and I went for an extra birthday treat to The Sanderson Hotel to indulge in their 'Mad hatters tea party' themed afternoon tea! We've only been to one afternoon tea before, last year, which was just a standard hilton one so I was eager to try a themed one! I've wanted to go to this one for about a year so I was very excited to finally go.
(Warning! Quite picture heavy & apologises most are portrait, I didn't realise when I took them!)
I'm going to let the pictures do the talking here! It was a really nice environment and I liked how everything tied in together, looking slightly mismatched, but in a good way! The plates and tea cups had all different pictures on them (mine had a birdcage) and the jewellery box holding the sugar cubes was so cute and very unique! There was plenty of food, we took some home, with a good mixture of savoury and sweet. I did like the majority of the sweet things but the sandwiches weren't to my taste! There was also a 'Jelly Wonderland' which you went and got an assortment of different flavoured jelly's. Unfortunately I can't comment on the different teas available as neither my mum or I drink it, but there was quite a selection!

I would definitely recommend it if you're looking for a themed afternoon tea in London (it is very close to Oxford Street) and you enjoy lots of different foods. It was a good experience but if you're like me and are a bit of a picky eater it would probably be a bit of a waste, especially considering the amount of food you get! However, it was lovely to step into Wonderland for an afternoon :)

I would also really like to try the Pret-a-portea at the Berkeley hotel as it is all fashion inspired! Possibly a birthday treat for next year...
Have you ever had an afternoon tea?

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Top Products | March & Update

Hello everyone!
It seems like ages ago since I lasted blogged and it actually was a really long time ago! The reason being is because for the past two weeks I was working every single day, from when I got home from school up until before bed on my performing arts exam. I was doing costume and let me tell you, it was an extremely stressful and time consuming job! Luckily the final examined show was on Thursday evening and now it's the Easter holidays! I do have a lot of revision to do over these next two weeks but I am planning to schedule posts so I won't be absent on here for too long again!
With that aside, this evening I'm bringing you my (belated!) top products for March! Here is what I've been using and loving for the past month...

Victoria's Secret Sheer Love lotion - The scent of this is 'White cotton and pink lily' and although it wouldn't be a scent I would usually go for, I picked this up in a set during the sales this year and I really like it! It smells really fresh and has a nice light formula too.

Garnier Ultimate blends 'the shine revitaliser' shampoo - I think this is a new shampoo range from Garnier and I got this as I was out of shampoo and this was half price. I'm happy I did though as it leaves my hair feeling really, really clean! It has a citrus scent which lingers, which is always a plus!

Treacle Moon 'Ice cream soda' shower gel - I've had this for a while but this has been the only shower gel I've been using! It has a delicious creamy vanilla scent which is unlike any other vanilla scented products I've smelt/used before. You only need a small amount and it has a creamy lather which isn't drying.

Dermalogica Clear Start Toner - My skin went a bit crazy last month so I made the effort to use this toner everyday. When I first bought this (along with the cleanser) I wasn't overly impressed, it didn't seem special! However with regular use I've noticed a big difference! My skin is still awful (that's acne for you!) but looks a lot clearer, brighter and a lot less red.

Essie 'Cute as a button' - Summer in a bottle! I got this shade for my birthday and worn it a couple of times the past month, in fact I'm currently wearing it now! It's the perfect mix between a bright pink and a coral and I think this will look amazing with a tan. If you're looking for the perfect summer colour, definitely try this!

Seche Vite Topcoat - Ahh, seche vite. This was in my 2013 favourites and I finished my bottle. Other topcoats I have been using have just not compared to this so I re purchased it last month. Makes my nails super shiny and drys extremely quickly, I'm really happy I've got this again!

What did you love throughout March?

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