Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Pictures from Paris

You may know that last month Chris and I went to Disneyland Paris for my 21st birthday, I put a few photographs up when we got back and loads of you loved them, so I thought I'd add a few more for you to check out. We're very snap happy and had around 4000 photographs and even after deleting the rubbish ones, we still have 2000, so these are literally just a couple!


Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Recipe: Biscotti

Today I thought I'd share with you my recipe for biscotti.


Sunday, 24 February 2013

DIY Memory Board

I thought I'd write a quick post today to show you a little project I've been working on; a DIY memory board.


Saturday, 23 February 2013

Maybelline Colour Tattoo

Today I thought I'd review the first item from my recent haul, the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Summer Yankee Candles

Today I thought I'd show you the candles Chris and I have purchased for spring/summer!

Thursday, 21 February 2013


Today I have another face of the day for you guys, I recently brought a whole host of new make up, so I'm really enjoying trying things out.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

"Ultra firm and broad for application and blending of cream or liquid foundation"

Yes I'm featuring another Real Techniques brush, I love them so much.


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Beauty Buys and More: Haul

January brings my Birthday and Birthday's bring money, so I've been doing a little bit of shopping! I thought I'd try some high end beauty items and see if they are worth the hype, so I went for a bit of a spree. 


Monday, 18 February 2013

Topshop Blush - Prime Time

If you're a regular visitor of this blog you'll know I'm a big fan of Topshop make up, they make some fantastic products and I'm so pleased to have so many items in my collection. I'm really getting into blusher at the moment and this one is a great addition to my collection.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Smooch Duo Eye Shadow in Dare to Bare

Smooch was a brand new company which was launched just last year and ever since I first saw them on Holly Arabella's blog, I've wanted to get my hands on something from the range. I cannot count the amount of times I've headed onto the website filled the basket and realised I probably should not spend anymore money on cosmetics. So when one of the ladies on Beauty Box Swaps had one going I snapped it up straight away.


Saturday, 16 February 2013

Weekly Wants #39

This weeks wish list is an interesting combination of things I've seen raved about in YouTube videos of beauty bloggers 2012 favourites! I definitely need to try a few of these things, if you've tried them let me know what you think!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentines Day

Whether you're avoiding Valentines like the plaque or have a night filled with romance planned, I hope you have a day filled with love. Happy Valentines Day.


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment

Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 moisturizes, protects, and smoothes the lips while leaving a rosy tint with a proprietary blend of moisture-preserving sugar, nourishing precious oils, antioxidant-rich polyphenols, and essential SPF protection.


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Rimmel London Apocalips in Galaxy

Today I'm reviewing the amazing Rimmel London Apocalips in Galaxy.

I have a love-hate relationship with lipstick, I sit in awe of girls rocking a red lip and wish I could do the same. I just can't pull it off, I'm not sure whether I lack the confidence or whether it's because my lips are so small, but I just feel a bit silly in lipstick.

When I heard about the Rimmel Apocalips I headed straight to their Facebook store and picked one up in the presale. I chose galaxy which I would describe as a "your lips but better" shade, which is what I tend to go for. I was expecting to be disappointed, like I always am with lip products, but if you're a lipstick phobe like me, this is for you. The texture of these is really nice, they are not sticky or wet, they just apply and dry like you're wearing a moisturising lipstick which I love. I've applied it both with the applicator and a Real Techniques detailer brush and find them both easy to use. I don't think the shade looks out of place on me which is definitely a first for me and I enjoy wearing it! I'm definitely going to try out a few more shades and see if this fixes my fear of lip colour!


Monday, 11 February 2013


I thought I'd share a recent face of the day with you guys, as you can see I'm loving a lot of Rimmel products at the moment! Do you have a favourite high street brand?


Sunday, 10 February 2013

Dotting Tools: Nail A Bargain

You've probably seen these dotting tools around recently as a lot of bloggers have been talking about them, but just in case, I wanted to show you a recent bargain of mine.


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Glossybox February 2013 - Valentines Day Edition

When my doorbell rang about ten minutes ago I had no idea what it could be, to my surprise it was my lovely Hermes lady with my Glossybox! You'd have to be living under a rock to not know it's Valentines Day this month, so naturally this months box is Valentines themed.


Friday, 8 February 2013

Real Techniques Folding Kabuki

You're looking at my new favourite Real Techniques brush - the Folding Kabuki! I have to admit that I've never been the biggest kabuki fan, but just like every Real Techniques brush, this beauty has changed my outlook on them!


Thursday, 7 February 2013

John Greed Jewellery's Valentine’s Day Blogger Challenge

Today's post is my entry to the John Greed Jewellery's Valentine’s Day Blogger Challenge, I love these little challenges, mainly because I love having a little nose at John Greed's website as they have so many stunning pieces. The challenge is to create a mood board of Valentine's Day items not exceeding £250 so here we go!


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Late Review of January's Birchbox

Sorry for my delay in writing this post, the Birchbox arrived while we were away in Paris and then I had to wait for it to be redelivered and I've only really had my hands on it for a week or so.


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The Body Shop Birthday Girl

As a Love Your Body card holder at the Body Shop there are a number of benefits you receive, one of them being that you get a voucher to spend in store as a special Birthday gift from them! You get the voucher at the start of the month and you can spend it at anytime.


Monday, 4 February 2013

Top 10 Valentines Day Gifts

Here's my pick of great gifts for your Valentine!


Sunday, 3 February 2013

Benefit Moon Beam

"A golden apricot liquid that illuminates cheek and brow bones and adds a warm shimmer to your complexion.Looks perfectly radiant on all skin tones. Can be used as a spot highlighter or delicately blended all over your complexion."


Saturday, 2 February 2013

LUSH Sale Buys

Yes my name is Stephanie and I'm a shopping addict. Sales scream to me like a poor little lonely puppy saying "Stephanie please buy me, I'm lonely and I have no friends". Okay maybe that's all a little full on but it's true, sales are my addiction.


Friday, 1 February 2013

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If you're someone who prefers to use Bloglovin' for reading blogs you can now follow my blog using the button on the right!

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