A Few New Make Up Goodies

Throughout my teenage years, you would always find me at the make up counters. It was something that I would live for when Saturday rolled around however as I got older I lost my love for make up. I tent to now stick to what I know and brands that I have used for years.

After a lovely trip into London with one of my girlies (she loves her make up, so I knew we would end up at the make up contours) and a few glasses of bubbles over lunch we had a mooch around Covent Garden.

We were both looking for certain things, she was after an good night out foundation and myself was after some new bits to change up my normal make up bag.

After failing to find anything we loved in Nars and Urban Decay. We headed into Kilko and Charlotte Tibury.

I did pick up a lot of lip products in Kilko. I have been really enjoying dark berry lips  and wanted to add to my collection.

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First thing I picked up was the 3D Hydra Lipgloss in colour 30, this is a gorgeous dark purple with a high shine 3D effect, this will be very buildable and can’t wait to see what the lasting power is! Secondly I went for Unlimited Lipstick in 19, again this is a red/purple very buildable. It claims to be a long lasting creamy lipstick, so we will see how well it does last!

The last two lip products I picked up was a Coloured Balm in colour 07 Blueberry, a coloured balm is perfect for a no make up, make up day!! and a Start Fusion Lip Pencil which was something I needed in my collection.

I did also pick up the Definition Eyeliner, I love a good eyeliner and always happy to try new ones!

Moving onto what I picked up in Charlotte Tilbury. I don’t think I have been so excited for new products before like I am for Charlotte Tibury. I have lusted over these products for such a long time and after a good look, very helpful staff I went for the splurge.

IMG_5457I finally have my hands on the Magic Foundation, this is a flawless long-lasting coverage. This foundation is enriched with hyaluronic acid, laricyl and vitamin C.  This foundation claims the skin will be moisturised, dewy and the pores are minimised. This already sounds amazing to me, so I am very excited to try this but I already have a feeling that I will love it and it may even be my summer foundation. I got the shade pale 3.

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To finish on is probably the most exciting two products that I got my hands on. Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk and the Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk. I am so happy to finally have my hands on theses and I will for sure be doing a make up look..

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I had such a lovely day in London and I am so glad that I picked up some new pieces for my collection. I really forgot how getting new makeup really makes you feel. Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see some looks using these products as wells other little lifestyle and beauty!

Much love

Alice xx

24 Hours In Cambride

LITTLE NOTE

This post is from September 2017, I had written it and must have completely forgotten about it. I was struggling to find something to write about and as I found this I thought that I would post it. It has to be one of the best weekends I have spend with my boyfriend and something I really want to cherish. I hope you enjoy!!

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Cambridge is gorgeous with its cobbled streets, historical buildings and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is just the perfect place to escape and surround yourself with history and that’s exactly what we did.

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First Day 

First stop breakfast, there are some gorgeous independent places to eat. However hunger got the better of us and we ended up in Bills for pancakes!!

Once we were all fuelled up for the day we headed down to the river. The streets and bridges that surround the river are gorgeous, you can see a lot more from on the river so we decided to go punting. We hired a private chauffeured punt, which gave us a very interesting guided tour of all the colleges that are either side of the river as well as the bridges that cross it.

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For the rest of the afternoon we just explored: We discovered the most cutest bakery (which we ended up having afternoon tea on the last day). We had a wander around the market, enjoying all of what Cambridge had to offer. After a few hours of wandering we headed back to our apartment.

We headed out for dinner and drinks at Cambridge Chop House. The atmosphere in here was amazing, very cosy with small candle lit tables, perfect for a romantic date night. Being a steak restaurant I obviously went for the fish – lol!! My boyfriend did however have the steak and he said it was amazing… so i will take his word for it. After a bottle of wine and some cocktails we called it a night.

Second Day

As always hunger got the better of us and we ended up in Cote for breakfast.

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I really wanted to spend the day going to the colleges we had seen on the river the previous day and that is what we ended up doing. We visited St Johns College and Trinity College and they were both beautiful, the architecture was to die for. Whilst visiting Trinity College we had a look around Wren Library, which is well worth a visit!

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Once we had explored every little last bit of the colleges and bridges, it was time for a well deserved afternoon tea. We decided to head back to Fitzbillies (the gorgeous bakery from yesterday) and had the most wonderful champagne afternoon tea. This was the perfect way to end a perfect weekend away.

Much Love

Alice xx

Everyday Winter Make-Up

My make up tends to stay the same throughout the year. I know what I like and I stick to that. However the one thing that does change are my lips, whether it’s from a classic nude to a dark berry, its something I love to swap out depending on the season or the mood I am in.

I love the classic natural make up look with a solid wing liner and a good lip colour. This post is to bring you up to date on what products I have been using lately and to show off the most gorgeous berry colour that I have been loving over the colder months.

Before we get into the application of make up and what I have been using, I need to talk about the base. For me a good skin routine will make every make up glow and look flawless. You do not need a full on 10 step routine to do AM and PM but a good basic routine will work wonders (if you do want a full on 10 steps routine that is also amazing).

Once I have cleansed and toned (I will do a full Winter routine very soon) I have been moistursing with the Elemis Hydra-Boost Day Cream, this product does what it says on the tin. Its a gorgeous product that helps to hydrate the skin so your make up sits lovely on the skin.

After this I do use a primer this again is from Elemis. Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, this is a perfect 3 in 1, you can use it as a stand alone mositurser, primer for make up or an illuminating balm if you’re not wearing anything on the face.

I love this product as a primer, as it has the added radiance its brillaint under foundation for that glow!!

Now my skin is all hydrated and radiant, I will go in with my everyday makeup. Its super quick and easy. I can do this in about 10 minutes so perfect for before work. I do tend to stick to the same sort of finish throughout the year. I will just swap in diferent foundation and products as the year goes by.

What am I wearing currently on my face?

Estēe Lauder The Illuminator

Estēe Lauder Double Wear Foundation – Ivory Nude

Estēe Lauder Double Wear Concealer – Light

L’oral Paris True Match Concealer – Ivory

L’oral Paris Brow Artist

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder – Translucent

Estēe Lauder Bronze Goddess – Light

Nars Blusher – Orgasm

Nars Bord De Plage Pallete – Rivage

L’oral Paris Gel Eyeliner – Black

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – Black

The lipstick I have been obsessing over the last few months is the Bare Minerals Lipstick in Colour Queen. The reason why I love this colour is that it is so buildable and has staying power! I need more Bare Minerals lipstick in my collection.

I hope you have enjoyed this little post. Be sure to keep updated on my social media, I tend to post alot on there throughout the week. There will be posts up every Tuesday.

Till then….

Much love xx