Friday, 27 March 2015

'Think Pink' - Review!

Hey Beauts,

So If you follow me on Instagram - here you will know how much I have been absolutely in love with baths at the current moment. Every night (unless I fall asleep early) I will be in the bath, reading books for hours on end and my best companion for this has been LUSH bath products!


This little beauty is called 'Think Pink', and you guessed it - It turns your bath water a lovely deep shade of pink. After a while, multi-coloured confetti hearts appear as if my magic to give your bath that extra bit of loveliness. The scent however is the best part of this bath bomb as it has an amazing scent of candy floss with a hint of vanilla and is perfect for when you're feeling all girly. Whilst I do love this bath bomb, I do think there are better bath bombs available and LUSH's bubble bars are even better. It retails at a lovely £2.65, lasts for one bath and is quite simply wonderful. 

Have you ever tried Think Pink before? If so what did you think of it? if not, what are your favourite LUSH products? and what bath products should I try next? Leave a comment down below letting me know. I hope you enjoyed this post and if you did, remember you can follow this blog on BlogLovin' and GFC so you don't miss out on any future posts.

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Monday, 23 March 2015

Eye Kandy Glitter Review!

Hey Beauts,

So it is that time of year again, and IMATS tickets for London 2015 have been released! Whilst I won't be attending this year, I had the honour of going last year with a close friend who is a make-up artist and had a brilliant time. One thing I just had to pick up when I saw the display was some Eye Kandy glitters. I think I speak for everyone when I say Glitter is stunning and us girls are drawn to glitter like a dog is to a bone. 

Spearmint - Sizzlin' Cinnamon - Candy Coin - Double Bubble - Confetti - Marshmallow
Double Bubble & Candy Coin - Spearmint & Sizzlin' Cinnamon

The kit included 6 glitters of my choosing, a brush and some liquid sugar. It was a long time ago now, but I think it cost £30 which is a fantastic price for what I got. Full price on the Eye Kandy website it is £30 for the same set but it only includes 3 glitters and not of your choice, singular glitters being £6.50 each. So I would definatly say it is worth picking this up at IMATS if they are there again this year with similar deals. I have to start off by saying these are fantastic. I don't wear them that often - maybe on the odd night out - but when I do, they are stunning. It takes a little bit of getting used to, figuring our how much liquid sugar to use with how much glitter, but once you have that sussed you are ready to go!  I find it applies really well and you can customise the glitter mixtures to make them as opaque as you want. If you really want to, you can even mix colours (as pictured above) to custom create your own shades. I really like combining Double Bubble and Candy Coin for a beautiful rose gold shade that really is stunning on the eyes.

However, as with any glitter you do want some great packaging to really make sure the glitter doesn't get everywhere. Well, this packaging isn't that great and I have already had my fair share of spillages to deal with. I find working with these over the sink works well as you can just wash away any messes you create really easily. Just make sure you screw the lids on tight when you have finished.

As you can tell I really do love these (Who doesn't love glitter?!) and they come in some really stunning shades. I highly suggest checking them out, even if it's just to look at some pretty glitters! Have you ever tried them out before? If so, what do you think of them? I love creating looks just for the fun of it even if I'm not going out the house at all. Would you be interested in seeing them if I posted them in other blog posts? Let me know below, I love reading your comments and thoughts on these products! If you aren't already, remember to follow on GFC and BlogLovin' so you don't miss out on future posts.

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Sunday, 8 March 2015

My MAC Palette tour!

Hey Beauts,

Coming in as my all time favourite products is a three way for me - Lip Stick, Mascara and Eye shadow, concealer a close 4th (or 2nd, whichever way you look at it). Just these products is all I really need on an everyday basis. But one of my favourite things is seeing what palettes people have. There is something so satisfying about lusting over eye shadows. So here is my MAC palette tour! 


Shroom - All That Glitters - WoodWinked - Amber Lights - Antiqued
Honey Lust - Mulch 
Cork - Texture - Embark

Whilst my palette isn't complete yet, I am still in love with it and I think it will be some time before it is actually complete but for now, I find myself reaching for some shades on an almost everyday basis. We all know how great MAC eye shadows are (pigmented, long lasting and an incredible colour selection), but I find that these shadows are only great if you use a primer - NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk being sufficient enough. Without that, they are a bit lifeless with dull colours being barely visible.

My favourite shade in this palette has to be without a doubt Amber Lights, It is absolutely stunning in my eyes, and the orange in it really brings out my blues eyes and just makes them pop. To go along with Amber Lights, I really like adding WoodWinked into the outer corner to deepen to the look a little, but on it's own it has a lovely golden sheen that really is stunning to wear just on its own. How can I mention my favourites in this palette without mentioning All That Glitters?! I'm sure everyone has heard of this shade and it is lovely for a light eye look, requiring no effort what so ever. Honey Lust, Another beautiful shade is basically All That Glitters with slightly more orange in it, again to make blue eyes pop. I think from these favourites you can tell that I am not much of a matte fan and love my shimmers, however the bottom layer are all mattes just for the eye sockets and for a little bit of variety in the palette.

Whilst I do love this palette, I think my INGLOT palette is still my favourite - What do you think? Are there any shades here that you have never seen before? And what shades do you think should fill the remaining spaces? Do you own a MAC palette? I would love to see yours so leave links down below to your MAC palette tours! If you would like to but aren't already, remember to follow on GFC and Blog Lovin' so you don't miss out on any future posts! 

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask Review!

Hey Beauts,

I know that I am so late on this bandwagon, but a mask for dry skin coming in at £23 for 100ml, I really couldn't justify the price, especially whilst being a poor University student struggling along in life to make ends meet. But just before Christmas Boots had an amazing deal on Origins masks which meant that I managed to pick up this and two other Origins mask (all 75ml) for £23. Bargain!


There is a lot that I wasn't expecting with the product. As soon as you start applying this to your face, the aroma will fill your nose with a lovely fruity, almost tropical scent. I can't quite put my finger on the scent exactly, almost peachy, apricot, mango or pineapple scented. Whatever it is, it really does smell mouth-wateringly good. Then when you apply it to your skin, it is super soft and feels really smooth to apply. It glides on really easy, and applies clear despite coming out of the tube a milky white shade. I usually apply a little more than moisturiser and then tie my hair back to stop the strays sticking to my face. After the majority has soaked in, I will climb into bed, read a good book and fall asleep. The next morning everything will have soaked in and my skin will feel so soft and super-hydrated.

I don't exactly have dry skin, but I imagine this would be the perfect pick me up for those driest of dry skin days. Over the Winter months, this has been the perfect pick me up for little dry spots around my nose and between my eyebrows. However, even when I have oily skin days, this doesn't leave my skin oily. It almost balances out my skin which I really love. I would love to try this product out on a long haul flight as I think it would be perfect do combat the drying effects of a planes air con, but haven't yet had the opportunity to try this out. I can guarantee this mask will be coming with me on the way to Florida this September and I am sure I will report back to you late September.

I really have been enjoying this mask and I strongly suggest you bite the bullet and purchase it if you haven't yet but have been wanting too. It really is lovely and your skin will love you for it. However if you have tried this before, what were your thoughts? Did you get on with it? Did you enjoy the scent? Are there any other masks like this that you enjoy that I should try? Leave a comment down below and let me know, I'd love to hear your opinions. If you haven't already and would like to, you can follow on GFC and BlogLovin' so you don't miss out on any future posts. 

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Monday, 2 March 2015

Old Friends... - Magical Mondays!

Hey Beauts,

I don't know about you, but I am most definatly one of those people that lives for friends. I love making friends, I love spending time with friends, I love conversations with friends and I love seeing how people repay you for your friendships and react to friendships. It is just really interesting to watch. Saying that, It is common to fall out with friends and slowly lose touch with people that you absolutely love and lately I have just been getting fed up of losing friends over petty arguments or just being busy in general and not having enough time to talk to one another. Because of this, I have set myself a goal to have a conversation with at least 4 people a day (new or old) in an attempt to remind my friends that I do love them, but people just get busy.


One of my favourite sayings is 'The best type of friends are the ones where when you don't talk for ages and then when you talk again, it is like nothing has ever changed'.  Whilst I do agree with this to a certain point, I feel as though friends still need to feel appreciated in that time in between. By little conversations and wanting to spend time with each other. Being busy sometimes doesn't cut it. What I have learnt lately is by not communicating with friends, it leaves room for falseness to form. That is why it is good to talk to people.

Another thing I have been noticing a lot is the fact that technology is over taking the world. Do you remember going out and spending time with your friends? Going round a knocking on their door to see if they are free? Where technology makes it a lot easier to talk to one another, it takes away the idea of spending time together, and seeing each others smiles and happy faces while they are spending time in your company. That to me, is one of the best parts of friendship! So go and organise a meal out or a trip to the park.

I don't know, this is just what I have been thinking a lot about lately and I'm sorry if this kind of post doesn't appeal to you all that much, but friends are what makes the world go round! Do you have any tips in making friends? And are you one of those people that follows the same motto I do or do you try and talk to people as much as you can? Quite simply, what are your thoughts on this post? If you enjoyed this post and aren't already, you can follow on BlogLovin' and GFC so you don't miss out on any future posts. I hope you have a magical Monday.

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Nails of the Day - 24/02/2015!

Hey Beauts,

Lately I have really been getting back into painting my nails and I think that is due to the fact that I will be starting back at work in a couple of weeks and we are not allowed to wear nail polish (Very boring, I know). So today I thought I would share with you beauts my favourite creation lately. 


This look was really simple to create, even though it doesn't look like it. I just painted all of my nails with a base coat then a nude colour, then went over my ring finger with a gold nail polish and then two different gold glitters, one fine, one chunky - just to really make that nail sparkle. I then used a dotting tool on my little and index fingers just to add a little accent dot in gold near to the nail beds. The flowers were created by dotting five white dots in a circular fashion using the dotting tool. I then added a gold dot in the center of the flowers and in the nude spaces I added little white dots. Lastly I went over all the nails with a top coat. If you don't own dotting tools, cotton buds are a great alternative. 

These are my nails at the moment, but what are your nails currently looking like? What colours do you usually paint your nails? I never use nude colours but I am really enjoying this shade! If you aren't already and don't want to miss out on future posts you can follow on GFC and BlogLovin'.

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Monday, 23 February 2015

The Underdog!

Hey Beauts,

When hearing about MAC red lipsticks Russian Red and Ruby Woo are shouted about here, there and everywhere! But one lipstick I have never once heard being spoken about is Brave Red - My most favourite MAC lipstick. Let me tell you why...


As I am sure you can see from the above images, I have used this lipstick to nearly the end of it's life. The colour is fantastic. Who doesn't love a great red? The pigmentation is beautiful, but comes off a little lighter than in the tube (which I appreciate) and leaves my teeth looking really white. The formula is a cremesheen and so packs a lot of moisture. Never once has it left my lips feeling dry and chapped, It even leaves my lips looking slightly glossy and healthy. However because of the moisture filled properties, it isn't the best at staying put - especially after eating a meal.

At £15.50 MAC lipsticks are getting more and more expensive, but as soon as I get to a MAC counter, I will most definatly be repurchasing this, just to have a back-up. Have you ever tried Brave Red? Which is your favourite MAC red? Or do you have another brand red lipstick that you're in love with? I would love to know so leave a comment down below letting me know! If you liked this post remember to follow on BlogLovin' and GFC so you don't miss out on any future posts.

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Barry M Nail Pens!

Hey Beauts,

One of my favourite things to do is just walk around Boots and look at all the products. When I come across something new, its always exciting to see what it claims to do or what novelty it has to pull people in to buy them. We all know how much I love nail polish and nail art and so this product was very interesting to me and right up my street, Nail Art Pens. 


I picked up the standard black and white as I thought they would be the most useful and versatile, however they also came in Pink, blue and Silver. At £4.99 it is still quite cheap, but more on the expensive end as far as Barry M is concerned. As you can see above, I had a little fun playing around with these pens, seeing how well they worked, what the opacity was like, the thickness of the pens and whatnot. It was definatly enjoyable and I loved playing around with the novelty factor with these pens - I definatly didn't have enough fingers on my hands! 

So as with the majority of nail polishes, one stroke of this could not achieve full opacity (no matter how much I tried) even though the black did do a better job than the white pen. When trying to achieve lovely details, I feel as though this would be an issue, especially when trying to achieve a thin line as the more you would go over the line, the thicker the line would become. One thing I did love about these pens was the fact that curved lines were really easy to do and the pens were really easy to control. On top of that, the formula came out a lot better than I was expecting and I have to say that I am very pleasantly surprised by these pens!

I will have to try out some actual nail art looks with these pens and post the results on here for you to see sometime in the future as I cannot wait to play some more with the pens! Have you ever tried these out or do you own any of the other colours? Are their formulas as nice as the black and white pens? Let me know your thoughts below in the comments. If you aren't already and do not want to miss out on future posts, remember to follow on GFC and BlogLovin' to join in on all the fun.

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx