The Autumn Tag

24 Sept 2014

I was recently tagged by the lovely Emma to do the Autumn tag, so here it is! It has really got me in the mood for Autumn and the colder weather (even if I already accepted that Summer is over a while ago).

1. OK we're talking coffees - what's your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks/Costa/Cafe Nero etc?  
As you may know from previous posts, I'm not a big hot drink drinker, however I do love a caramel hot chocolate and I really want to try the Vanilla Spice Hot Chocolate from Starbucks.

2. Accessories - what do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves?
All! I do however have a small obsession with boots and cannot wait to get wearing my boots again. Having said that, wrapping up in a nice warm scarf is always nice <3 Gloves are just a necessity as my hands are always SO cold.

3. Music - what's your favourite music to listen to during Autumn? 
I can't say that my music taste changes throughout the year but I am all for a nice husky voice, acoustic music and generally anything that will make me will chillaxed.

4. Perfume - what's your favourite scent for this time of year? 
In the summer I definitely tend to wear more fruity fresh scents, and in Autumn I reach for those warm, musky scents. My favourite this Autumn is definitely going to be the Nirvana Black (as mentioned here) as I am obsessed with it at the moment.

5. Candles - what scents will you be burning this season?
Definitely vanilla and spicy scents. One that I know I will be burning is the Mahogany Teakwood Bath & Body Works candle - it smells amazingggg.

6. What do you love most about Autumn? 
I love wrapping up warm, feeling nice and cozy and watching a film or reading a book with a hot chocolate. I also love how beautiful the trees look and the rustling leaves on the floor. AND don't forget Halloween!

7. Favourite makeup look? 
Autumn is all about the berry colours. Berry coloured lips, nails, even blush. I am not brave enough to have a bold dark lip, however I do like to experiment with a softer dark lip and love painting my nails a darker colour.

8. What are you looking forward to most in Autumn? 
After this tag, everything! We are going to the Lake District next week and I look forward to seeing the trees changing and wrapping up warm in front of a cozy fire!

What are you looking forward to most about Autumn?

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Favourite Lifestyle Intagram Accounts

21 Sept 2014

I could look at pretty pictures all day. My main source of pretty pictures is Instagram and here are the lifestyle accounts that I have been loving recently.

Hellooctoberxo // Suzie is one of my favourite YouTubers and her Instagram lives up to the same high standards. She also has the cutest little pup as you will see on her Instagram.

Bonjourluce // Luce's Instagram consists mostly of food, books and make-up (my faves). The composition of her photos are always spot on to produce some beautiful photos.

Gh0stparties // I am sure most of you have heard of Kate, but if not you must head on over to her Instagram. Not only is she gorgeous but her flat is stunning.

Tuulavintage // Jessica travels a lot, each month she is in a different country and through Instagram she shares her adventures with us.  It also helps that she is stunning.

Dutchessroz // Food, glorious food. Roz shares a lot of food porn with her viewers and I am always jealous of what I see. She also shares a lot of pretty scenery pictures which is nice to see whilst stuck at work in an office!

Milkbubbleteablog // Becky takes some of the most beautiful photos. I am always a sucker for white washed photos as they look somewhat whimsical and Becky hits the nail on the head here.

What are your favourite Instagram accounts?

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Japonesque Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Duo in No.08

18 Sept 2014

Japonesque are a brand that I have only recently began to dabble in. Whilst in John Lewis in Cardiff I had a makeover at the Japonesque desk and I fell in love with their foundation and blusher and more recently I have fallen in love with their eye shadows. Firstly, I must comment on the packaging. Isn't is just beautiful? I absolutely love the details - the design and the fact that it has a mirror. 'No. 8' contains a beautiful shimmery champagne colour and a matte brown, both of which are highly pigmented and allow you to create multiple looks. The texture is incredible, very soft and easy to blend and you can use them wet or dry as a shadow and an eyeliner.

This duo comes in at £18, which is probably more than I would like to pay for two eye shadows, however the quality and longevity more than makes up for the price. I would put them up there with Urban Decay eye shadows, so I urge you to try them out! My only niggle with the brand is that they use numbers rather than names to distinguish between colours, but this does not impact the quality of the products so I'm not too fussed. Japonesque is available online at John Lewis (and in some stores) or at where they currently have a sale, and this eyeshadow duo is just £9.90!

Have you tried any Japonesque makeup?

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Beauty Haul

15 Sept 2014

Last weekend I went shopping and picked up a few beauty items. After hearing so much about the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker gloss stick in Bashful £8 from Fleur de Force and Talk Becky Talk, I had to pick this up. I was originally hoping to get it in Nudist, however it was out of stock so I picked up Bashful instead and I am so pleased I did. It is so very beautiful and definitely a favourite of mine at the moment. I also picked up three lip glosses from NYX - there is a shop near to my parents house that stocks a huge range of NYX products at such reasonable prices. I picked up Café Latte, Peach and Sorbet (L-R above) and got all three for just £5!

Now, as you may know, I get through dry shampoo like there is no tomorrow. My trusty favourite is Batiste (except for the XXL one), however I am always looking to try something new. Whilst in Superdrug I saw the Herbal Essences dry shampoo in uplifting volume for just £1.49 so I thought I would give it a go! I haven’t read anything about it so I have no idea what to expect, but it does smell very nice. I am hoping that it will not leave a sticky residue in my hair like the Batiste XXL does. I also picked up the Elegant touch rapid dry £3.05 after my mums recommendation – so much better than waiting around for your nails to dry!

Having picked up the Dove version of Sure Maximum Protection 48 hours and being thoroughly disappointed, I was in need of a new deodorant. I saw the Triple dry fresh fragrance deodorant £5.35 in Sainsburys and decided to try something different. Lastly, I treated myself to the YSL Elle perfume £59.50 which smells so so good! I am loving trying out different perfumes at the moment - what is your favourite?

What have you purchased recently?

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Instalife - August 2014

12 Sept 2014

My nephews cute reins | Tasty superfood drink | My favourite sandals | Dinner at Clockjack Oven | Pamper session with the mother | The cutest little rabbit

So when I said in my last instalife post that I will try and be more active in August, I failed. It hasn't been a particularly eventful month and basically, I forgot to Instagram. These are my favourite pictures from this month including my nephews cute reins, some tasty food, the cutest little rabbit ever and a night of pampering with the mother.

What have you been up to in August?

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Blog Sale ft. MAC NARS Topshop & lots of nail polish!

9 Sept 2014

I have too much make-up, too many nail polish's and too much skin care. This makes for a messy flat. I therefore spent this weekend going through my drawers and putting aside things that are not getting enough love for various different reasons.

Please read the following and feel free to ask me any questions!

- UK only
- PayPal only
- Comment below with your PayPal e-mail address if there is something you wish to purchase
- All items are as you see, I will state how much is left
- All products have been cleaned and sanitized before sending
- All items will clearly state if they have been sold, or if sale is pending
- If the item has not been paid for within 24 hours of sending the invoice, it will go up for sale again
- Everything will be sent this Saturday
- Postage depends on the product.
  • £3.00 per heavier items
  • £2.50 per smaller items
  • plus 50p per additional item
- Finally, no returns & no refunds

Maxfactor Colour Adapt foundation in Natural (RRP £9.99) - £2.50 (60% left)
Revlon Color Stay for Normal / Dry Skin in Nude (RRP £12.49) - £3 (Used a few times)
Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation in Golden (RRP £5.99) - £2.50 (Swatched only)

NARS Body Glow 31ml (RRP £15) - £3.50 (Not used)
Be a Bombshell Eyeliner in Onyx (RRP £9) - £2 (Not used)
NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Black (RRP £2.49) - £1 (Not used)

MAC Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum (RRP £15.50) - £8 (swatched only)
Barry M Lipstick in 160 (RRP £4.49) - £2 (Brand new)
Yves Rocher Moisturizing Cream Lipstick in 101 Framboise (RRP £14.50) - £1.50 (swatched only)
Helene E Moisturising Lipstick in Dusk (RRP £8) - £1.50 (Brand new)
Seventeen Lasting Fix Lipstick in Showcase (RRP £4.29) - £1.50 (Brand new)

Sleek Pout Paint in Lava (RRP £4.99) - £2 (Brand new) Will sell them both for £3
Sleep Pout Paint in Pinkini (RRP £4.99) - £2 (Brand new) Will sell them both for £3
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Candy Gloss (RRP £9) - £2 (Swatched)
Neals Yard Remedies Lip Gloss in Plum (RRP £9.50) - £2 (Swatched)

Illamasqua Medium pencil in Strumpet (RRP £13) -£5 (Brand new)

Revlon Nail Polish in Girly (RRP £6.49) - £2 (Brand new)
Revlon Nail Polish in Whimsical (RRP £6.49) - £2 (Brand new)
Revlon Matte Nail Polish in Emerald City (RRP £6.49) - £1 (Brand new)
Barry M Matte Nail Paint in Vanilla (RRP £3.99) - £1 (Swatched)
Barry M Matte Nail Paint in Caramel (RRP £3.99) - £1 (Swatched)

Miners Nail Polish in Paint the Town Red (RRP £2.99) - £1 (Brand new) Will sell all 3 for £2
Miners Nail Polish in Bangkok Blues (RRP £2.99) - £1 (Brand new) Will sell all 3 for £2
Miners Nail Polish in Pearl White (RRP £2.99) - £1 (Brand new) Will sell all 3 for £2
Orly Nail Lacquer in Angel Eyes (RRP £10.50) - £3 (Brand new)
Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Hanky-Panky (RRP£11) - £3 (Brand new)
Barry M Textured Nail Paint in 5 Princess RRP £3.99 - £1.50 (Swatched)

NYX Girls Nail Polish in Pink Oyster (RRP £3.99) - £1 (swatched)
NYX Nail Polish in Blue Avenue (RRP £3.99) - £1 (swatched)
Ciate Colour Smash in Black (RRP £9) - £2 (swatched)
Color Club Nail Lacquer in Mod in Manhattan (RRP £2.50) - £1 (brand new) (X2)
ELF Nail Polish in Party Purple (RRP £2.50) - £1 (brand new)

No.7 Stay Perfect Nail Polish in Milan (RRP £6) - £1 (swatched)
Seventeen Deconstructed Suede Nail Polish (RRP £3.99) - £1 (brand new)
Urban Decay Nail Polish in Magic Bus (Part of a set) - £1 (brand new)
Pretty & Polished in Chelsea Chelsea Bling Bling - £1 (swatched)

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) (RRP £15.50) - £8 (used a few times)
Fudge Urban Colour Chalk in Electric Blue (RRP £5.99) - £2 (brand new)

Elle Macpherson Instant Nail Wraps in Pink (RRP £9.99) - £2 (brand new)

Topshop dress size 10 RRP £46 - £15 (brand new and has been kept in plastic wrapping)
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Meet my Setember Advertisers

6 Sept 2014

I am so happy that today is a Saturday, it has been a long week and I so need these two days off to relax (and clean and tidy the flat, and write up some blog posts, and catch up on other blogs..).  Anywho, I would like to introduce 4 new lovely advertisers on my blog this month - Grace, Kerry, Megan and Zinita. Please do check them out and let me know what you think :)
I’m Grace from Every Day In Grace and I write a lifestyle, fashion and beauty blog! My blog is basically a giant collection of everything I’ve loving at the moment, whether that be outfit of the days, beauty product reviews, baking recipes, DIYs, tips on all sorts of random things, Friday Favourites, links I love or just me sharing my life with you through Photo Diaries! Reading, writing and photography are my biggest passions and I love sharing it on my blog. Whatever it is, Every Day In Grace is full of fun topics and I love interacting with my readers through the comments and on Twitter. I would be so happy if you came over and say hi!

I’m a girl from London who loves to blog about anything. There’s nothing like having a cup of tea blogging away sharing such stories about the beautiful things in this world. I hope you enjoy.

Hi everyone! My name is Megan and I blog over at Emmie Gee. Beauty is what mainly fills my pages (I have an awesome beauty themed give away atm!), but lately I have been experimenting with some fashion and lifestyle posts too. Currently I have a 'workwear' series of fashion posts, and also a series on my healthy lifestyle change, with an upcoming post on braving the gym for the first time! As I have only recently finished my university degree I am still on somewhat of a budget, so my posts will be perfect for those watching the pennies. It would be lovely to see some of you over there, let me know if you pop by!! Megan xx | | 

Hiya! I’m a Payroller by day and beauty blogger by night. Link on the links for my blog and social media to see posts on all things beauty and a few pay bits rolled into one blog! Hope you enjoy :)

I hope you find some new favourites! Let me know if you do :)

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August Favourites

3 Sept 2014

Is it really September already?? Before we know it it will be Christmas! So, this past month I have been loving an assortment of products. Firstly, the Roger and Gallet Fleur de Figuier oil*.  This smells so so amazing - when I first tried it I couldn't stop smelling it! This multipurpose oil can be used on your hair, face and body, making it a great product to take with you when travelling. The scent also lingers on your skin, so can act as a perfume also. When applied it sinks into your skin straight away, leaving no residue. Usually this is £24.50 however it is currently on offer at Escentual for £20.82.

Next up is what I think I may describe as my favourite perfume of all time. The Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black perfume smells absolutely divine. I always struggle to describe perfumes, but I would describe it as a smoky woody scent with notes of Violet, Sandalwood and Vanilla. I picked this up in New York a few months ago for $22 and I am kicking myself for not picking up the full size. Thankfully Victoria is going to keep an eye out for me when she heads to Vegas next week! 

Now a shower favourite. The Imperial Leather Foamburst in Sweet Vanilla and Cherry Blossom* has been my most reached for this shower gel this month and is my absolute favourite. As you may know, I love anything that contains vanilla and this is just delightful to use in the shower. If you haven't used a Foamburst product before, it transforms from a gel to a creamy lather. It is extremely soft and silky and very moisturising on the skin - you can even use it as shaving foam. I'm a big fan of the designs on the packaging and at £3.15 for 40 washes, it is well worth the money.

Lastly, another favourite from my American Haul was the It's a Miracle Leave in Conditioner.  This was something that Fleur raves about and so I had high expectations. Thank you Fleur as I am more than impressed with this product. When I wash my hair it always gets extremely knotted and tangled and I have yet to find anything that helps to relieve this. However, this leave in conditioner detangles my hair instantly. There is no tugging, no ripping my hair out, just smooth all the way. I cannot recommend this enough if you struggle with knotted hair. It also leaves your hair feeling soft, shiny and has a very pleasant scent. It is expensive at £18.99 but definitely worth it.

What have you been loving this month?

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