12 July 2015

Top 5 Pink Lipsticks





Yes, it is me. I'm back from my little hiatus which involved finishing my exams, doing a weeks work experience, beginning to redecorate my bedroom and enjoying the start of my summer holiday! I thought that I would start back with a post that I've been meaning to do for ages - my top 5 pink lipsticks.

I am a huge lover of neutral coloured lipsticks, and with very few bolder ones in my collection, I have amassed quite a large collection of pink, coral and nude ones! I've slowly narrowed my favourite pink shades down to just five, so here they are.

Going left to right, MAC Peach Blossom has probably been in my collection the longest out of these. A pretty light rose shade, with a semi-sheer formulation, it is definitely my favourite MAC lipstick!

Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick in Whisper is a shade that I've had stored away for quite a long time, but it's only in the past six months or so that I've actually paid much attention to it. It's a beautiful pale pink shade with a slight nude undertone and sheer coverage.  I never hear anybody talking about Aerin lipsticks but they definitely need more recognition as they are really are great!

If you've read my blog for a long time you will know how fond I am of my Chanel lipsticks, and this is one of my favourites. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Instinct is a soft pink shade, with a blue-purple tone, in a sheer and very buttery formulation!

One of my newest favourites is Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in Rose. I've been wearing this one non-stop recently because it's ideal for the hot days we have been having. A light dusty pink shade, wrapped up in a moisturising and sheer formulation, it really is the perfect summer lipstick!

Lastly, a lipstick renowned for its eye-catching packaging, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in Corail Intuitive. This is a coral toned light rose shade, with a semi-sheer coverage, that glides on easily and lasts for hours!

What are some of your favourite pink lipsticks?

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24 May 2015

Favourite Solo Eyeshadows




Before I start, I just want to say sorry for the lack of posts over the past month! I've been really caught up with my exams, which end in mid-June, so once they all finish I will be back to normal. You may have noticed that I've had an overhaul of my blog design too (I've changed everything except the header) and I think it looks much cleaner - I'd love to know what you all think! Also I've changed about my photos a little bit (I finally got those two clique H&M marble plates - yay), which means a new background and editing them a little differently. 

I thought that today I would do a post on my favourite solo eyeshadows, because since I started blogging I seem to have amassed quite a lot of them. When it comes to any eyeshadows I am very much a neutral shades girl, as you will probably realise from this post, so definitely don't expect any bold shades from me!

Probably my most worn shade out of these four is MAC Sable! This shade is very popular as it's a gorgeous light bronze with a burgundy tone, from the frost line. The powder is super soft and blends nicely, making it a great essential eyeshadow to have in your collection!

Next is the Maybelline On And On Bronze Colour Tatttoo, which again is one of those staple products that everybody seems to own. It is a satin bronze shade, which is wrapped up in a soft cream formulation - perfect for when you are applying your makeup in a rush! I would recommend using a primer with this though, especially if you have oily eyelids, as it does have a tenancy to crease.

When it comes to cream eyeshadows there is one line that hands-down beats any other that I've tried, and that is Chanel Illusion D'Ombre! My favourite shade is Chanel Initiation* which is a dreamy, slightly bronze, earthy brown shade. The cream formulation is light, extremely soft and blends amazingly. It is quite glittery though, so I find that isn't really a daytime shade, otherwise I would be wearing it constantly! 

Lastly, a new favourite of mine is Clarins Aquatic Rose Ombre Iridescente*, part of the summer 2015 collection. If you have already read my review of the collection you will know that I fell in love with this eyeshadow! It is a stunning rose gold toned champagne shade, in a velvety soft shimmery powder, which is quite different to any other shades that I own. Plus it blends nicely and has pretty rose gold packaging - what more could you want? 

What are some of your favourite solo eyeshadows?

26 April 2015

Twitter Chats - What & When? // TIPS & TRICKS

I would say that my number one source of blog traffic is from Twitter, largely thanks to the various blogger chats! If you didn't already know what a blogger chat on Twitter is - you use a certain hashtags at a set time on a set day and talk to other bloggers using the same hashtag. The chats typically last an hour long, and are at the same time every week. There are lots of chats for all sorts of bloggers and vloggers, whether you write/talk about fashion, beauty, lifestlyle, parenthood or food, anything really!

There will often be a topic, picked by the chat host, such as your favourite summer travel essentials, but the topics vary for every chat and for some chats there is no topic at all, you just have a general talk. At the end of the hour you then share you link out with anybody who asks (a little tip - if you only want to see the tweets of the people asking for links, let's say in the #fbloggers chat, just search "#fbloggers links"), which is a great way of getting your blog recognised, especially when you're a newbie! You may also find some new reads of your own, because I know that I definitely have.

Aside from the traffic side of things, Twitter chats are also an amazing way to make some new blogger friends and find people with similar interests to you. I will often ask during the #bbloggers chat for product suggestions and opinions on any products that I am on the lookout for, maybe a nice MAC eyeshadow shade! Although be warned that you may come away from a chat with a very big blogger-inflicted wishlist.

There are loads of blogger chats, so I've written a list of some of the main ones and a little information about each! As a note too, when I say there is a topic every week this is usually true, but the person who runs the chat may decide that it's just a general chat that week, so keep any eye out for that.

Monday:

7-8pm BST - #bdib (bloggers do it better) - For all types of bloggers interested all sorts of topics - Topic every week - Hosted by @Blogsdoitbetter.

8-9pm BST - #healthyselves - For those who like to discuss health, be it mental, physical or fitness - Topic every week - Hosted by @chathealthy.

8-9pm BST - #fbloggers (fashion bloggers) - Various fashion topics - Topic every week - Hosted by @BeckyBedbug.

Tuesday:

7-8.30pm BST - #craftblogclub - Various craft topics for craft bloggers - Topic every week - Hosted by @CraftBlogClub.

8-9pm BST - #fblchat (fashion, beauty, lifestyle chat) - Various topics - Topic every week - Hosted by @fashbeautylife.

9-10pm BST - #bloghour - For all types of bloggers interested in all sorts of helpful topics - Topic every week - Hosted by @UKBlogAwards.

Wednesday:

7-8pm BST - #lbloggers (lifestyle bloggers) - Various lifestyle topics - Topic every week - Hosted by @Lbloggerschat.

8-9pm BST - #bbloggers (beauty bloggers) - Beauty chatter - No topic - No host.

Thursday:

8-9pm BST - #vloggerschat - Various topics for vloggers - Topic every week - Hosted by @whatshedidx.

9-10pm BST - #cfbloggers (cruelty free bloggers) - Various topics for cruelty free bloggers - Topic every week - Hosted by @CFbloggerschat.

Friday:

6-7pm BST - #beautychat - Various beauty topics - Topic every week - Hosted by @BeautyHigh.

7-8pm BST - #bdib (bloggers do it better) - For all types of bloggers interested all sorts of topics - Topic every week - Hosted by @Blogsdoitbetter.

Saturday:

6-7pm BST - #socialbloggers - Various topics for all bloggers - Topic every week - Hosted by @Noor_Unnahar & @skinnedcartree.

Sunday:

7-8pm BST - #lbloggers (lifestyle bloggers) - Various lifestyle topics - Topic every week - Hosted by @Lbloggerschat.

8-9pm BST - #bbloggers (beauty bloggers) - Various beauty topics - Topic every week - Hosted by @bbloggerschat.

9-10pm BST - #pbloggers (parent bloggers) - Topic every week - Hosted by @pbloggersnet.


What's your favourite blogger chat on Twitter?