Friday, 2 June 2017

Lee Stafford | Beach Ready Hair

When it comes to summer I love having that beach look to my hair, whether I have it curly or straight I like having lots of volume. When I first got this package I was surprised to see that the shampoo was in a tube rather than a bottle and that the condition was a water like consistency which then foams. I have never come across a shampoo and conditioner like these so I was really interested to try these out.

Sea Salt Crystal Shampoo - £9.99
This was one of the products I was most excited to try, I have never come across a shampoo like it before. The shampoo has sea salt crystals in it which help to exfoliate the scalp whilst also adding body and texture to the hair. After using this shampoo my hair felt so much thicker. One thing I find with this shampoo is you have to spend a little longer washing it out to make sure that you get the crystals out of your hair but overall it's a great product and it's cool to try something completely different to what I've ever tried before.

Sea Salt Foam Conditioner - £7.99
I was also really excited to try the foam conditioner as I have never tried one before, at first I was a bit sceptical about the product seeming those it is in a liquid form to start off with but as soon as you pump it out it turns into a foam. I often feel like conditioner weights my hair down so I only ever use a little bit of it but it's not the case with this product as its a foam so it is light weight which is great. Using the Sea Salt shampoo and conditioner together leaves my hair with lots of volume.

Sea Salt Spray - £7.99 
I love using a sea salt spray to finish off my look, it can be used on either wet or dry hair or even both depending on how much volume you want. I usually use it on dry hair once either straightening or curling my hair to add in some more texture and volume. I love this spray as it helps to add loads of volume to my hair!

On the pictures above I have used all three products as well as curling my hair. I finished off the look by using the sea salt spray to add in some more texture! Lee Stafford products currently have 1/3 off at Boots at the moment so if you want to try anything out now is a great time!

I hope you all enjoyed this post and I'll see you in my next one! Thank you to NBPR for sending me these lovely products to try out I am loving them!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Monthly Beauty Favourites | March 2017

Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette 
I've had the Naked Smokey Palette from Urban Decay since it first came out but I have rediscovered how much I love it this month after not using it for ages. I've been using this nearly everyday and creating a really natural smokey eye. I have been using the lighter matte shades and the shimmers to create a smokey eye suitable for everyday wear.
Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot Primer
Another rediscovery for me is the One Heck of a Blot Primer from Soap and Glory, I used to use this primer all the time but it was replaced by one from Mac I had been using but as that ran out I went back to using this and I remembered how much I loved it! It's great for smoothing out the skin and making your makeup last all day long. I love using it along side with the One Heck of a Blot powder.
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer
I have also rediscovered the this NYX concealer after picking it up in Boots a few weeks ago, I love this concealer for covering any imperfections or using under my eyes. It is high coverage and blends really nicely as well. It's just an all round good concealer and the best thing is the price as it's only £6!
Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Polish - Rose Raptur 
Stating that a nail polish will last 7 days is a very big statement to live up to, but I can tell you that this nail polish does last about 7 days. On day 6 of wearing this I noticed a lot more chips but I'll give them that as I don't think any nail polishes have ever lasted that long on my nails! I love this rose pink colour and it's perfect for the spring.
Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Filler 
I've never really used a brow gel which has fibers in it before but I have been missing out. This brow gel is amazing and makes my brows look so full and thick. I use it with my Dip Brow Pomade from Anastasia Beverly Hills and it's the perfect combination!

I hope you all had a wonder March! Let me know what products you have been loving this month. I will see you in my next post.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Getting That Glow | Favourite Highlighters

I love having glowy skin so I thought I'd share with you how I get that glow, here's just a handful of some of my favourite highlighters at the moment.

Mac's Mineralise Skin Finish in the shade Soft and Gentle will always make it's way into my favourite highlighter one way or another. It adds such a lovely glow to the face and is very natural, I love using this when I don't want to be too "highlighted" (is that even a thing?!?) when I'm going for a more natural look I will definitely reach for my Mineralise Skin Finish. Another Mac product that I love for glowy skin is their Strobe Cream although I only have a sample size of this I have been loving using it under my makeup and I will be buying the full size once I've finished this little one up. It gives a lovely glow under your foundation or can be used mixed in with your foundation to make your foundation more illuminating.

I feel like I've gone on about the Sweet Peach Glow Palette from Too Faced so much lately but I just love it so much! The highlighter in this palette is amazing for giving you that peachy glow and I've been using it so much, I'm going to be so sad when I hit pan! Another highlighter palette I love is the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection, the highlighters in this palette are stunning. They are so pigmented and if you want to go all out with that glow then these are the best for it! One thing I will say is that the blushes in this palette are so pigmented so you need to use a really light hand.

Lastly, I have always loved the Watts Up Cream Highlighter from Benefit. I don'y tend to use many cream products but I love this highlighter it adds a really nice champagne glow to the skin and it really suits my skin tone.

Hope you have enjoyed todays post and I'll see you in my next one! Let me know what your favourite highlighters are!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Beauty Wishlist | Spring 2017

I always feel like my beauty wish list is never ending so I thought I'd share some of the things I've been wanting lately. As spring is just upon us there has been so many new launches from brands for they spring/summer ranges and I can say that I really want to get my hands on the new Too Faced collection. I've seen on twitter that it should be available in the UK around April time from Debenhams but for now I'll just have to wait to get my hands on it!

As soon as I saw a sneak peak picture of this palette on Instagram I knew that I'd want it. There are 30 shades in the palette with a mixture of mattes, shimmers and glitters. I love Too Faced eye shadows so as soon as I saw this palette I knew I just have to get my hands on it (not like I need anymore eye shadow palettes).
Another part of the new Too Faced Collection is the Love Light Highlighters and these looks beautiful! I love highlighters they are one of my favourite makeup products and these ones of Too Faced look fab! The packaging is so cute as well.
After seeing these all over Instagram these have made their way onto my beauty wish list, I'm not usually one to go for a liquid eye shadow but these look amazing! They are so glittery and they are just what I've been after!
I feel like most things on my wish list come with me seeing them on Instagram? I don't have a glow kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills in my collection and I've always wanted one and I think this would be the perfect one for me, I love the colours of the shades in this palette!
I was chatting about make up with one of my flatmates a few weeks ago and she showed me this palette which she had just got and its beautiful! After having a little swatch of it I knew it would be going straight onto my list. The colours are so pigmented and blend like a dream. I think I need this palette NOW!!!!

Hope you have all enjoyed todays post! Let me know whats on your beauty wish list this spring.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Spring Make Up | Peach Loving

When it comes to my go to spring make up look I always find my self reaching for peach and pink tones. So I thought I'd share some of my favourite peach and pink tones that I love for a peachy glowy look in the spring time.

I can't do a post going on about peach makeup without mentioning the Sweet Peach collection from Too Faced can I? Everyone probably already knows how much I love this palette by now and I think both the eye shadow and the cheek palette are perfect for spring. I love the whole peach eye look and glowy skin at the moment and it's perfect for spring!

I also really love using pink lipsticks in the spring time and two of my favourites are Angle and Cremecup from Mac. I love Mac lipsticks but I haven't brought any new ones in ages, so do you guys have any recommendations on ones I need? As well as pink lipsticks I also love peachy glosses and this one from Chanel is beautiful; its in the shade 179.

Hope you all enjoyed todays post and I'll see you in my next one!