28 January 2015

The Celebs Go To ...Lipsticks #2


Today's Post is your next instalment in the Celebs go to ... Series. I've been finding out what lipsticks your favourite celebs are wearing so you can get your hands on the same shade.


Kim Kardashian's - Nude Pout
Get The Look - Celebs go to Lipsticks - Kim Kardashian - Nude Lip - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Holly Willoughby - Pink lip - Mac - Lipstick - lipgloss - lip pencil - Mollie King - Maybelline - Miley Cyrus - Red Lip - Nars - Cameron Diaz - Berry lip - Marc Jacobs - Khloe Kardashian - plum lip - Emma Willis - Burberry - Blake Lively - favourite Lipsticks

Kim's Make up artist revealed that he uses Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Pure Hollywood to get her latest look.


Holly Willoughby - Go To Pink
Get The Look - Celebs go to Lipsticks - Kim Kardashian - Nude Lip - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Holly Willoughby - Pink lip - Mac - Lipstick - lipgloss - lip pencil - Mollie King - Maybelline - Miley Cyrus - Red Lip - Nars - Cameron Diaz - Berry lip - Marc Jacobs - Khloe Kardashian - plum lip - Emma Willis - Burberry - Blake Lively - favourite Lipsticks

Loves a pink lip and when reaching for a pink shade her got to lipstick is MAC's Speed Dial.


Miley Cyrus' - Wrecking Ball Red
Get The Look - Celebs go to Lipsticks - Kim Kardashian - Nude Lip - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Holly Willoughby - Pink lip - Mac - Lipstick - lipgloss - lip pencil - Mollie King - Maybelline - Miley Cyrus - Red Lip - Nars - Cameron Diaz - Berry lip - Marc Jacobs - Khloe Kardashian - plum lip - Emma Willis - Burberry - Blake Lively - favourite Lipsticks

Miley is often seen wearing a red lip. The shade she wore in the video for Wrecking Ball was NARS Jungle Red.


Mollie King's - Fuschia Lips
Get The Look - Celebs go to Lipsticks - Kim Kardashian - Nude Lip - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Holly Willoughby - Pink lip - Mac - Lipstick - lipgloss - lip pencil - Mollie King - Maybelline - Miley Cyrus - Red Lip - Nars - Cameron Diaz - Berry lip - Marc Jacobs - Khloe Kardashian - plum lip - Emma Willis - Burberry - Blake Lively - favourite Lipsticks

This Saturday's singer loves a bright lip and her go to bright pink is Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivid Lipstick in Fuchsia Flash.


Cameron Diaz's - Berry Hue
Get The Look - Celebs go to Lipsticks - Kim Kardashian - Nude Lip - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Holly Willoughby - Pink lip - Mac - Lipstick - lipgloss - lip pencil - Mollie King - Maybelline - Miley Cyrus - Red Lip - Nars - Cameron Diaz - Berry lip - Marc Jacobs - Khloe Kardashian - plum lip - Emma Willis - Burberry - Blake Lively - favourite Lipsticks

To get Cameron's berry shade she uses Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Lip colour stick in Headliner 608.


Pixie Lott's - Peachy Pout
Get The Look - Celebs go to Lipsticks - Kim Kardashian - Nude Lip - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Holly Willoughby - Pink lip - Mac - Lipstick - lipgloss - lip pencil - Mollie King - Maybelline - Miley Cyrus - Red Lip - Nars - Cameron Diaz - Berry lip - Marc Jacobs - Khloe Kardashian - plum lip - Emma Willis - Burberry - Blake Lively - favourite Lipsticks

This songtress loves a peachy nude and her make up artist revealed the shade she reaches for is Mac's To the Future!


Klhoe Kardashian's - Dark Lip
Get The Look - Celebs go to Lipsticks - Kim Kardashian - Nude Lip - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Holly Willoughby - Pink lip - Mac - Lipstick - lipgloss - lip pencil - Mollie King - Maybelline - Miley Cyrus - Red Lip - Nars - Cameron Diaz - Berry lip - Marc Jacobs - Khloe Kardashian - plum lip - Emma Willis - Burberry - Blake Lively - favourite Lipsticks

Khloe has been wearing a dark plum lip lately and gets her new favourite way to achieve the look is by using NARS matte lip pencil in the shade train bleu.


Blake Lively - Neon Shade
Get The Look - Celebs go to Lipsticks - Kim Kardashian - Nude Lip - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Holly Willoughby - Pink lip - Mac - Lipstick - lipgloss - lip pencil - Mollie King - Maybelline - Miley Cyrus - Red Lip - Nars - Cameron Diaz - Berry lip - Marc Jacobs - Khloe Kardashian - plum lip - Emma Willis - Burberry - Blake Lively - favourite Lipsticks

Blake loves wearing bright shades and knows pink looks fab on her. To get this bold lip look she uses NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Schiap.


Emma Willis' - Nude Lips
Get The Look - Celebs go to Lipsticks - Kim Kardashian - Nude Lip - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Holly Willoughby - Pink lip - Mac - Lipstick - lipgloss - lip pencil - Mollie King - Maybelline - Miley Cyrus - Red Lip - Nars - Cameron Diaz - Berry lip - Marc Jacobs - Khloe Kardashian - plum lip - Emma Willis - Burberry - Blake Lively - favourite Lipsticks

The Big Brother Presenter loves a nude lip. Make up Artist revealed she uses Burberry Nude Beige lipstick.


Which lip look is your favourite? Who would you like to see in the next post? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x

21 January 2015

Mini Break to Bath


Bailbrook House Hotel - Bath - Somerset - Handpicked Hotels - Mini Break - Romantic Getaway - Weekend away - Main building exterior

Over the New Year Dave treated me to mini break to Bath. Being a bit of a history buff I have always wanted to go Bath due to its famous architecture and historic links to Roman Britain.


We decided to stay at Bailbrook House Hotel, which is part of the Handpicked Hotels chain. we have previously stayed in a few of their other hotels and have always been impressed with the beautiful buildings and their lovely staff, so it seemed the obvious choice.


As you come up the winding  drive you see the impressive main building. The interior of the hotel is just as grand and was really well maintained. The staff were so friendly and greeted us straight away. It was clear they really wanted to make the stay as pleasurable as possible, giving us a quick tour before leading us to our room.


Bailbrook House Hotel - Bath - Somerset - Handpicked Hotels - Mini Break - Romantic Getaway - Weekend away - Main building exterior


Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath, a country house hotel located just a few minutes from the centre of historic Bath. Bailbrook House is one of the only Grade II listed hotels in Bath, set within 20 acres of private grounds with commanding views towards central Bath and the adjoining countryside. The property was originally built as a private residence in the early 1790s and has had a number of uses over the years. In less than one year since re-opening Bailbrook House Hotel is now one of the leading hotels in Bath.

 
Our room was beautiful, We had a executive room in the new building next to the Mansion. The only issue I had was having to walk outside in the rain to the main building, when going to the bar or restaurants, but it is only a few metres. The room however was really spacious and luxurious. The room had everything you could need including a mini fridge with milk and bottled water,even an espresso machine. I can't imagine, how lovely the suites in the Mansion must be to stay in.
 

Bailbrook House Hotel - Bath - Somerset - Handpicked Hotels - Mini Break - Romantic Getaway - Weekend away - Main building exterior

We spent our evenings relaxing at the hotel bar and restaurant, or chillaxing in our room, making the most of the room service. I don't recommend staying here if you aren't prepared to put on a bit of weight, honestly the food is so good, it's really hard to resist all the tasty treats.


Bailbrook House Hotel - Bath - Somerset - Handpicked Hotels - Mini Break - Romantic Getaway - Weekend away - Main building exterior

We had an amazing time! I would definitely recommend staying at Bailbrook House Hotel. If you are looking for a romantic break. I loved spending time in the hotel, the atmosphere was really friendly which in such a grand hotel. I think it's really important to feel at home and at ease.


Have you stayed at any of the Handpicked Hotels? Have you ever been to Bath? Where did you go on your last break? Let me know all of your thoughts by commenting below.


Lots of Love, 
Laura x



17 January 2015

The Celebs Go To ... Lipsticks #1


Do you ever look at a picture of a celeb and wish you could find out what that gorgeous shade of lipstick is and what is their go to brand? Well wonder no more, today I'm going to share with you the first in the series of the product faves of the A-list.


Taylor Swift - Classic Matte Red
Selena Gomez - Selena lipstick - pink nude lipgloss -  Chanle lipsgloss - Lip look - signature look - go to lipstick - Pragoda - classic lip - celeb fave - celebs lipstick
Always one for a classic lip hue. Taylor is rarely seen without her go to shade NARS Dragon Girl velvet matte lip pencil.


Jennifer Lopez - Plum Lip
Selena Gomez - Selena lipstick - pink nude lipgloss -  Chanle lipsgloss - Lip look - signature look - go to lipstick - Pragoda - classic lip - celeb fave - celebs lipstick
Often seen sporting a dark plum lip. Jennifer's favorite, is said to be Bobbi Brown's Lip Colour in Blackberry.



Kate Beckinsale - Toffee Shade
This siren is a massive fan of a glossy toffee hued lip. To keep her lips A-list ready, she reaches for Dior Addict Fluid Stick in shade Whisper Beige.



Jessica Alba's - Tropical Orange Tint
Selena Gomez - Selena lipstick - pink nude lipgloss -  Chanle lipsgloss - Lip look - signature look - go to lipstick - Pragoda - classic lip - celeb fave - celebs lipstick
Over the last year Orange lips where everywhere and nobody did it better than Miss Alba! The shade she uses is Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera



Beyonce -  Ravishing Red Lip
Selena Gomez - Selena lipstick - pink nude lipgloss -  Chanle lipsgloss - Lip look - signature look - go to lipstick - Pragoda - classic lip - celeb fave - celebs lipstick
Beyonce isn't scared of trying new trends. Yet she knows what suits her and for a instant pick me up opts for a red. Her lipstick of choice is L'Oreal infallible 24 HR lipstick in 506




Resse Witherspoon - Rosy Lips
Selena Gomez - Selena lipstick - pink nude lipgloss -  Chanle lipsgloss - Lip look - signature look - go to lipstick - Pragoda - classic lip - celeb fave - celebs lipstick
Famed for her glossy rosy lips. Resse's favourite way to get the look is with Chanel's Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Mademoiselle.




Vanessa Hudgens - Full on Red
Selena Gomez - Selena lipstick - pink nude lipgloss -  Chanle lipsgloss - Lip look - signature look - go to lipstick - Pragoda - classic lip - celeb fave - celebs lipstick
One look Vanessa is fond of is a bright red lip! To get the look Vanessa uses Stila's long- wear liquid lipstick in the shade Beso.



Jennifer Lawrence - Nudey Lips
Selena Gomez - Selena lipstick - pink nude lipgloss -  Chanle lipsgloss - Lip look - signature look - go to lipstick - Pragoda - classic lip - celeb fave - celebs lipstick
On the Redcarpet Jennifer, loves to keep her look simple yet fashion forward. Her go to nude shade is Dior Addict Lipstick in Beige Casual No. 222



Ariana Grande - 90's Lip Look
Selena Gomez - Selena lipstick - pink nude lipgloss -  Chanle lipsgloss - Lip look - signature look - go to lipstick - Pragoda - classic lip - celeb fave - celebs lipstick
Seen wearing a brown shade everywhere lately. Ariana loves the 90's look and wears MAC's Spirit


Selena Gomez - Glossy Lips
Selena Gomez - Selena lipstick - pink nude lipgloss -  Chanle lipsgloss - Lip look - signature look - go to lipstick - Pragoda - classic lip - celeb fave - celebs lipstick
Selena is a massive fan of glossy lips and her go to gloss is Chanel's Glossimer reportedly her most used shade is No. 63


Will you be purchasing any of the lip products mentioned? Which Celebs would you like to see featured in this series? Whose look would you like to recreate? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.


Lots of Love,
Laura x

14 January 2015

Escentual Wishlist #1 2015


I'm always browsing Escentual for all the best hair and beauty products! Then adding products to my ever growing wishlist. So today I thought I'd share my latest most lust worthy products.

Escentual - Wishlist - 2015 - Make up - Beauty - haircare - nail polish - skincare - teeth whitening

 

Too Faced - Cat Eyes Eye Shadow & Liner Collection

All The Too Faced products I have tried I have really impressed me and the colours in this palette look stunning! Plus a Leopard print is always a good selling point for me!

 
I've heard so many good things about this and the fact it can be used on the body as well as the hair really intrigues me! 

I constantly look tired due to my natural dark circles so would love to give this a shot to see if it makes any difference.

The packaging is so cute and I love Anna Sui lip products! Who wouldn't want Minnie Mouse lips.

I love a make up sponge! I'm in need of a new one and I love the Real Techniques tools

I'm such a bronzer addict and haven't tried any Shiseido products. After looking at swatches, this looks like a must have.

Have a peek at the colour of these lipsticks! I have my eye on the wine coloured one. I have one from the range already and I love the silky formula.

GUERLAIN - Gold Top Coat Gold Leaf Effect
I have managed to resist getting a gold top coat but I love the look! One of these can create a million different nail looks.

Clarins - Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour 
After seeing all the new Clarins releases for spring this automatically stood out to me! The colour is perfect for a rosy yet non clown like blush.

Crest - 3D White Whitestrips Professional Level Whitening 20 Treatments
A massive hit with the Youtube community and raved about by everyone! I need to try these for myself.

One of my go to hair brands and with my constant tonging etc. I need a strong hold in a hairspray yet don't want to make my hair dull. So a hairspray with a shine to it is always what I look for. 


Where online are you constantly window shopping? Which products are you lusting over at the moment? What do you think of the products I'm currently wishing for? 


Lots of Love,
Laura x

12 January 2015

Urban Decay Naked Basics palette

Urban Decay - Naked Basic - eyeshadow palette - swatches - matte eyeshadows - satin eyeshadow - mini palette - neutral eyeshadow - smokey eyeshadow - review

Today I thought I'd share one of my most used palettes Urban Decay Naked Basics. One of the ever expanding Naked collection, This is the first in the basic eyeshadow palette line.


You get 6 buttery soft shades, one satin eyeshadow and 5 mattes eyeshadows. Cased in small plastic case with a rubbery feel, It also comes with a super handy mirror. So its perfect for touch ups on the go or taking with you on your travels. This is one of the main reasons I love this palette so much.


Urban Decay - Naked Basic - eyeshadow palette - swatches - matte eyeshadows - satin eyeshadow - mini palette - neutral eyeshadow - smokey eyeshadow - review


Venus - a muted off white with satin finish

Foxy - a warm toned cream with a matte finish

Walk of Shame -  A light pink nude with a matte finish


Urban Decay - Naked Basic - eyeshadow palette - swatches - matte eyeshadows - satin eyeshadow - mini palette - neutral eyeshadow - smokey eyeshadow - review


Naked 2 - a light neutral taupe in a matte finish

Faint - A warm toned dusty brown in a matte finish

Crave - A dark smokey brown/black in a matte finish.


Urban Decay - Naked Basic - eyeshadow palette - swatches - matte eyeshadows - satin eyeshadow - mini palette - neutral eyeshadow - smokey eyeshadow - review

It has every shade I need for a day to day natural look or a smokey eye for the evening. With great variety of shades  a stark contrast between Venus the lightest shade which can be used to highlight and Crave the darkest of the shades. Meaning the number of looks you can create is endless, So if I'm going away this little palette is a must and due to its compact size it leaves more room for my other make up essentials.

I'm still  to get the NAKED Basics 2 palette so can't compare them both! It's on my wishlist, it does appear quite similar so I haven't rushed to buy it.

Overall I think this is the perfect on the go palette and it will continue to accompany me in my travel make up bag!!

Have you tried this palette? Which shade do you like best? Do you own both Basic palettes? Which do you use most? Is it worth owning them both? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x


9 January 2015

Fashion Friday - OOTD heart jumper



Miss Luxe - Love Heart jumper - printed knit - biker boots - primark - studded boots - fleeced leggings - New Look - Red Lipstick - Mac Maleficent lipstick - OOTD - Outfit of the day
 
Love Heart print Jumper - Miss Luxe
Long black vest - H&M
Fleecy black leggings - New Look
Studded Biker Boots - Primark
 
I love leggings they are really comfy and go with everything. However during the winter they can leave your leg abit chilly, so I was over the moon when I found these fleece lined leggings in New Look. So my legs can be kept nice and snug! While I'm out and about. The other great thing about them is because they are thicker they don't go see through which is always a plus lol. 
 
Miss Luxe - Love Heart jumper - printed knit - biker boots - primark - studded boots - fleeced leggings - New Look - Red Lipstick - Mac Maleficent lipstick - OOTD - Outfit of the day
 
I've had this jumper quite a while now and its still one of my favourites. The thick knit is perfect for keeping me cosy and I really like the girly love heart print. Its perfect for adding a bit of colour to the outfit.
To stop the look being overly girly and cute. I teamed the jumper with my trusty studded biker boots from Primark. Which although I got them well over a year ago are still looking good. BIG thumbs up Primark! 
I wore my hair in loose waves and matched the red of the hearts with a classic red lip. 
Miss Luxe - Love Heart jumper - printed knit - biker boots - primark - studded boots - fleeced leggings - New Look - Red Lipstick - Mac Maleficent lipstick - OOTD - Outfit of the day
 
What do you think of this look? What would you wear this jumper with? What's your fave item of clothing at the moment? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.
Lots of Love,
Laura x

7 January 2015

Essence £10 challenge


Before Christmas I was contacted by Essence and asked if I'd like to take part in the £10 make up challenge,where you can choose from a range of their products to create a new look for under ten pounds!


After trying some of their products previously, I was impressed with both the quality and the price. So I was really excited to give this challenge a go,to prove you can create a new look or update your make up collection without breaking the bank.


I decided I was going to create a day to day look with the products available! So I set about creating a look you can wear everyday yet would I be able to stick to the budget? Is it really possible to create a new look for a bargain price?


Here are the products I picked 

- get BIG! LASHES volume CURL mascara in Black* £2.29

- Quattro eye shadow in To die for* £2.99

- Silky touch blush in Adorable* £2.49

- XXXL shine lipgloss in Nude Kiss* £1.79

Totaling  £9.56

Essence - Essence £10 Make up Challenge - Quattro eyeshadow palette - Get BIG! Lashes -mascara -  XXXL Shine lipgloss - Silky touch Blush - adorable - wearing products - get the look - natural eye look - everyday look - everyday make up look - timeless make up - close up - nude pink lipgloss - black mascara - nude pink blush


(I didn't have enough in my budget for a concealer and foundation but have used both in this look.) Yet as most people would already own a foundation and concealer if they use them, so I'm not counting them! The challenge is to create a new look for under £10 and the base isn't anything new lol Plus if your lucky enough to have clear skin then you could create the look without a base (Am I just cheating ? lol)

Essence - Essence £10 Make up Challenge - Quattro eyeshadow palette - Get BIG! Lashes -mascara -  XXXL Shine lipgloss - Silky touch Blush - adorable - wearing products - get the look - natural eye look - everyday look - everyday make up look - timeless make up - close up - nude pink lipgloss - black mascara - nude pink blush

The Look 

The Quattro eyeshadow palette is perfect for creating a natural eye look or for a classic smokey eye. I used the light gold shade all over my lid and then the second darkest shade on my outer half of the eye lid. I used the darker shade to create a smokey line around the eyes to add definition. To highlight my brow bone and inner eye I used the lightest shade. in the pallette. Then I gave my lashes two coats of the mascara. This has a lovely big bristle brush. to complete my eye look.

The blush is without doubt my favourite of all the products I used in this look. Its a soft natural flushed shade and was ever so buttery to the touch. It was also extremely long lasting.

The gloss is a gorgeous pinky nude and is the perfect bargain lip gloss.

I also used my own Bourjois Healthy mix foundation and a Collection concealer to give me the base!

Essence - Essence £10 Make up Challenge - Quattro eyeshadow palette - Get BIG! Lashes -mascara -  XXXL Shine lipgloss - Silky touch Blush - adorable - wearing products - get the look - natural eye look - everyday look - everyday make up look - timeless make up - close up - nude pink lipgloss - black mascara - nude pink blush

I hope you agree this goes to show you can still create a pretty look for an amazing price! I loved doing this challenge and I will definitely be filling up my basket with more essence products during my next visit to Wilkinsons. These products really impressed me and if you're looking for some new make up to add to your collection. Essence is well worth a look. Especially the blushes!!!

Have you taken the £10 challenge? Which Essence products do you love? Would you wear this look? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below!

Lots of Love,
Laura x

5 January 2015

My Top Ten Beauty products of 2014!!


Hey everyone! I hope you all had a fab Christmas and New Year! I took sometime off over Christmas but now the New Year is underway its time to get back to it! So today I'm sharing my most used and most loved products of 2014!

Top products of 2014 - Loreal - Skin perfection - Bourjois - Healthy mix foundation - benefit - porefessional - primer - moisturser - Garnier micellar water - Too Faced Naked Dolly lipstick - HD Brows - bombshell palette - PapayaGold - Paw Paw balm - Urban Decay Naked basic palette - Chelsea Beautique - Mink Lashes - Mac - True Loves Kiss - lipstick
 

Skincare -LOreal Skin Perfection MoisturiserReview here)
With beautiful packaging and a pretty scent! This leaves my skin hydrated and my skin is softer. My skin tone has evened out and its always on offer! The perfect moisturiser for younger normal to dry skin types.


Primer - Benefits Porefessional
An amazing primer that is a must for anyone with visable pores like me! Leaves your skin looking poreless and keeps your make up in place all day!


Multi use product - PapayaGold Paw Paw Balm (Review here)
One of my fave multi use products of the year! Perfect for dry skin chapped lips and insect bites! This lives in my handbag!


Go to palette - NAKED Basics palette
This accompanied me pretty much everywhere this year great for creating a natural eye look or a more dramatic smokey eye! And of course it has last years must have matte finishes.


Foundation - Bourjois Healthy mix
I dont think you can get better especially for a non high end product! I love the the silky texture, The healthy, fresh finish and the medium to full coverage! I have tried a number of different foundations, but its still yet to be beaten. I always end up going back to this!


Lipstick - Too Faced Naked Dolly Lipstick (Review here)
My go to everyday pinky nude! I always get asked what lipstick I'm wearing when I have this on. Not only is it a gorgeous shade its non drying and long lasting! Perfection!


Brow product - HD brow palette
Brows were big news again in 2014. Having blonde hair it can be a nightmare trying to find a colour match. The HD brow palettes now features shades which can be used as eyeshadows so its even more handy. I love the bombshell version and is a must for blondies!

Eyelashes - Chelsea Beautique Lashes (Review here)
I'm a massive fan of eyelashes and after trying Chelseas beautiques I have been hooked. With a stunning range they have lashes for all occasions and made of the highest quality hairs they really do last and last.


Highstreet Product - Garnier Micellar water
Removes even waterproof mascara with ease yet gentle enough for use on even the most sensitive of skins. Cleans the skin deep down without any scrubbing and leaves your skin really refreshed without drying it out.


Limited edition Product - MAC Maleficent True loves Kiss (Review here)
Although a lot of us were really disappointed with the packaging and the overall  collection was a bit safe! I'm still glad I got this lipstick! The shade is a gorgeous rich red with blue undertones and my favourite red shade!




Which products did you love and use most over the last year? Do you agree with any of my picks? What beauty products are you hoping to get your hands on this year? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below!

Lots of Love,
Laura x
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