Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Cult Product Review - Bobbi Brown Corrector

First off, I just have to tell you that I've pre-ordered my Naked 3 palette! So jel of everyone in the USA that have got their hands on one already! Anyway, today I'm offering up my opinions on a classic cult blogger product, the Bobbi Brown Corrector (I'm the shade Light Bisque). This product is ridiculously hyped up, but for fairly good reason. The little pot (and I mean tiny!) feels very luxurious (as it should for £18.50). The creamy, almost sticky product is pink or cream based for 'correcting' dark circles under the eyes. For application I simply use my finger to pat the product under the eyes, before covering with a teeny bit of Maybelline's Dream Touch Concealer, and setting with a small amount of powder.

























































































 It does a better job of covering dark circles and brightening the eye area than any other product I've tried. This step in my makeup routine always gets me feeling a lot better about my appearance - it just makes you look much fresher and healthier. Just be careful not to apply any more than you absolutely need, or you'll be risking some serious caking. All in all, I'd definitely recommend the Bobbi Brown Corrector to anyone self conscious about dark under eye circles.

Amy
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Monday, 25 November 2013

Harry Potter Studio Tour!

You may have noticed the lack of blog posts recently; I've been super busy with uni deadlines, but now I've got a few weeks before the next ones. I took the chance to go home for a long weekend, and booked tickets (as a belated birthday present) to go to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour! As a HUGE Harry Potter Geek, I was ridiculously excited to go and see all the props, sets and costumes from the 8 films. The whole day surpassed my expectations. There is SO much to see, it's such a magical place to be, and you don't feel rushed to get round it all. I would absolutely recommend it as a day out for anyone aged 10-100 who loves Harry Potter. We spent 3 and a half hours looking around, but you could easily spend longer. It's quite expensive, but I think the price is justified, as the whole thing is done so well. At the moment it's decorated for Christmas as well, so if you get a chance to go before Christmas to get into the spirit, go! We took over 300 photos (!) - here's just a few:
















































































































Hogwarts Great Hall // Potions Dungeon // The Weasley Kitchen // The Flying Ford Anglia // Privet Drive // Hogwarts

Friday, 8 November 2013

Autumn NOTD // Barry M Nail Paint Raspberry


















































Ooh I do love the Barry M Nail Paints! My colour of choice currently has been 'Rasberry'; slightly unoriginal name there Barry M, but I can't fault the shade. It's a lovely deep and very shiny plummy red, absolutely perfect for this time of the year. The Barry M Nail Paints are a very nice formula the teeny price of only £2.99; and every one I've tried so far has been lovely. Have you done a NOTD post this week?

Amy
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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Makeup Essential - Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray

Today I want to share with you a makeup favourite of mine that I use almost every time I do my makeup. I've used Urban Decay's 'Chill' setting spray since it was branded under another name 'Dew Me', and it's got to be one of my most loved and necessary products. Setting sprays are sprayed over (and sometimes also as a base layer) makeup to set the makeup in place, which prevents your makeup from sliding, caking and getting shiny, and keeps it looking like it's just been applied for hours. The 'Chill' formula adds the extra benefits of making your makeup look 'dewy' and glowing, and actually has technology in it that cools the surface of your make-up; amazing! This product really does keep my makeup in place for at least 7 hours, which is incredible considering that without it my makeup is fading and caking after just 3 or 4 hours. I'll be repurchasing this setting spray indefinitely :)


Amy
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Sunday, 3 November 2013

October Favourites


I've rarely been seen not in my Miss Selfridge Leather Jacket  (snapped up in a huge sale last month) during October! It's so soft, well fitting and can be dressed up or down. A bit of a random favourite is the Yankee Candle Wax Melt Tarts, which I'm burning in my Electric tart burner. The whole house gets filled with the scent; it's much more effective (not to mention safer!) than burning candles. I'd really recommend the scents 'Fluffy Towels' and 'Fruit Frusion'. Another scent related favourite this month was Taylor Swift's Enchanted Wonderstruck Perfume. The bottle is so girly and gorgeous, and the scent itself is a mixture of berries, passion fruit, white musk and vanilla - yum! Maybelline's famous BabyLips in 'Cherry Me' has been my go-to lip product as the cold weather attacks my lips. And I've been constantly using Moroccan Oil through the ends of my hair to avoid split ends, and give a lovely shine.
If you've done an October favourites post, please leave a link below, I'd love to have a nosy :)

Amy
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