Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Benefit Gimme Brow - Review!

Hey Beauts,

So today I bring you a post from the make-up-less me. Well, an eye make-up-less me at least. It took me months and months to finally get on the eyebrow hype and whilst I am still not a pro on getting my eyebrows 'on flick', I definatly feel as though a nice defined eyebrow can completely transform your face from the average you, to a more confident you. To help me achieve a more confident me, I entrusted the help of Benefits Gimme Brow (£18.50) and all I can say is that it has changed my eyebrow game for good. 

Before

After

In the images above I have used the medium/deep shade of Benefits Gimmie Brow and whilst on my everyday eyebrow routine I would use a brown eye shadow to fill in my eyebrows first, for the purposes of this post I have only used the Benefit Gimmie Brow so we can see how great the product actually is.

The best thing about this product is the fact that it stays on all day long and keeps my eyebrows perfectly in place. The water resistance and smudge proof-ness of this product is absolutely brilliant. I never have a problem with my eyebrows smudging. We actually had a water fight at work yesterday and I was the only girl who didn't have to protect my eyebrows. (1-0 to me). I also love the fact that when I wear this, it doesn't look like my eyebrows are drawn on. MY EYEBROWS LOOK REAL. I put this down to the fibers in the gel and the fact that the product applies to both eyebrow hairs and skin to give a natural look and helps to ease with the application. The application is super easy and completely build-able if you want a more deeper or bushier eyebrow. The super small wand also helps make this product amazing as you don't end up getting the product all over your face and gives for more precise application.

I have to say though, I love this product and it definatly adds a finishing touch in my eyebrow routine - like icing on a cake.  Have you ever tried this product? What did you think? Do you think it is amazing too? What Benefit product do you think I should try next? I would love to hear your say, so leave a comment down below to let me know. 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

Liz Earle Haul!

Hey Beauts,

After having the photos from my last Liz Earle haul on my computer since Chirstmas, I am forcing myself to post this Liz Earle haul before we have another bunch of wasted photos on our hands. Liz Earle is currently becoming my favourite skin care brand at the moment. The quickness of their shipping, and the offers on their website are so inviting and free products are a bonus when picking out what to try and order next. So without further adieu, here is a Liz Earle haul.  


The main reasoning behind this order was the fact that I had run out of my supply of the Hot Cloth Cleanse and Polish (Review: Here) and I also wanted a travel friendly skin care kit to take away on holiday with me. I decided on purchasing the 150ml pump bottle of the Hot Cloth Cleanse and Polish with 2 muslin cloths for around £20, plus the cannisters make great bath room decorations and are great for hiding ugly bottles in, in the bathroom. I hide baby powder in mine.  The travel kit was around £28 and came with a 50ml pump Hot Cloth Cleanse and Polish with 1 muslin cloth, a 50ml tube of Skin Repair Moisturiser for normal/combination skin and a little 50ml bottle of Instant Boost Skin Tonic.

The total so far was around £48 and if you spend over £50 you got free shipping, so I purchased a 30ml spray bottle of Instant Boost Skin Tonic for £6.50 as this is my favourite way to apply the instant boost skin tonic. It is really refreshing to spray it over your face. By spending over £50 also meant that I got 3 free luxury travel size products from the website (it is pot luck what you get). I ended up with another 50ml bottle of Instant Boost Skin Tonic, A 50ml bottle of Shampoo and a 30ml tub of Hot Cloth Cleanse and Polish with 1 muslin cloth. Also, because it was the 20th anniversary of Liz Earle, I also received a 15ml of the Superskin Moisturiser worth £14.50 for free.

Overall, I am so happy with Liz Earle. The way they treat their customers and the presentation and speediness of delivery is brilliant and if you haven't already, I strongly recommend you try them out! Have you ever tried anything from Liz Earle before? What do you think of the brand? And what is your favourite product of theirs? Leave a comment down below as I love hearing your thoughts. If you aren't already and would like to be, remember to follow on GFC and BlogLovin' so you don't miss out on any future posts!

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Easy & Spotty Nails!

Hey Beauts,

We all know how much I love painting my nails with easy and cute designs. Dots and spots being my favourite as they are super easy to create. If you follow me on Instagram (here), you will have seen these nails recently. I must apologise for the blurriness of the image though! 


To create these nails, all you have to do is paint your nails white as a base and then pick which colours you would like your dots to be for each nail. For each nail pick a light and a dark shade, then starting with your lighter colour of choice, place different sized dots about half way / three quarters of the way down your nails. Then on top, use your darker, corresponding nail polish to apply dots in the same way. And Voilà, your nails are complete. Feel free to use your favourite base and top coats for a manicure that lasts even longer.  

I am in love with this manicure and have been wearing this look a lot lately as it is really easy to manipulate. For example changing the colours, changing the base colour, making rainbow nails, etc, etc. Are you going to try this manicure out? If so, show me pictures! What are your nails like at the moment? And what if your favourite nail polish/colour? Leave your comments down below - I love reading them. If you aren't already and would like to be, remember to follow on GFC and BlogLovin' so you don't miss out on future posts!

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Origins Out of Trouble Review!

Hey Beauts,

If you remember in a haul a few months back, I picked up three Origins masks. Whilst I LOVED the Drink-Up Intensive mask, I didn't really give the other two masks much of a chance. Whilst the third mask is still sitting in the back of a drawer unused, I have to say that the Out of Trouble mask is well and truly staying in my skin care routine for a long time to come. 


I'll be the first to admit that I have quite a spotty chin and whilst they don't scar (touch wood) they stay purple like a scar for a couple of weeks before they start to fade away. Well, not anymore. This product reduces them drastically and reduces the redness, harshness, and ugly looking-ness of any other spots that decide to pop up.

I personally only use this product on my chin, as to be honest, that is only where I get spots - apart from the odd spot here and there on other parts of my face. Not only does this mean I don't have to wait around with a clay like substance on my face for 15 minutes, It also means I get to save product as it is quite expensive at £23 for 100ml. The clay like mask has a very usual smell, almost herbally, like herbal sweets and has a very thick feel to it. I apply generously and wait for the products top layer to completely dry before I wash it off with a Liz Earle muslin cloth. After the first use of this, I noticed my spots reduce is size and redness, making them so much easier to conceal.

I don't really have anything else to say other than it is quite easily a miracle product for me at the moment. Have you ever tried this mask out? What did you think? And do you know of any cheaper alternatives that are just as great as this? Leave your responses in the comments below as I would love to hear what you have to say. If you aren't already and you would like to be, remember to follow on GFC and BlogLovin' so you don't miss out on any future posts. 


Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Sunday, 12 July 2015

EATS: The Breakfast Club!

Hey Beauts,

Whilst I am not a huge fan of breakfast foods, I have to say I am a huge fan of The Breakfast Club. The food is gorgeous and presented so well. The industrial-esque theme of the décor is stunning and the staff are so friendly. Not to mention the smoothies, the quirky-ness, the Mayor and the huge fridge. Everything just fits together so well, yet not at all. It's brilliant!


Located at various locations around London, Spitalfields is the only one I have actually visited and after some research, it sounds like the best restaurant too. If you turn up and say to a staff member that you are 'here to see the mayor', you will be escorted off through a giant fridge door to a secret underground bar whilst you make your acquaintances with the mayor. As crazy as it seems, it is pretty fun and definatly a unique experience as the decoration in the secret room is different, but really cool.

As for the food, the portions are quite big and/or very filling as you can see above for about £10 a plate. The BBQ bacon and chicken sandwich was great for a savoury lunch, whilst the pancakes and berries were absolutely delicious for those with a more sweet tooth. Especially as the vanilla cream was to die for. As for drinks, well, the 'Big Breakfast' smoothie is super yummy. A bit like a thick strawberry milkshake but oh so good!

I definatly reccomend going and cannot wait to visit again, even if I am on a diet. Have you ever been? What would you reccommend? And do you know of any other amazing restaurants in London? I would love to here what you have to say in the comments below. Remember, if you like what you are reading and want to, follow this blog of GFC and BlogLovin' so you don't miss out on any future posts! 

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Review!

Hey Beauts,

Browsing the shelves of Boots is always a bad idea. You find things that you didn't need - especially when you have no money - And for some strange reason you end up taking all of these exciting new finds to the till and pay for them. Despite not needing them. It's a strange world we live in, but nonetheless this is how you find amazing products.


I have no idea why I decided to pick 005 Parisian Paris (£7.99) up when Summer is well and truly well under way. The deepness of the shade is very daring and maybe it's because I want to be confident enough to wear it when Autumn comes around. But for whatever reason, I am sure I will be loving it by November and the colour is beautiful. However, 015 Barcelona Nights is a stunning bright pink that I have been rocking a lot over the past few weeks! When first applied I really am not a fan of this product. The colour is left streaky and I'm not a fan of lip gloss as my hair always gets stuck in it and I end up with lipgloss all up my cheeks. But once the lipgloss has worn off, I am in love with these. A beautiful colour stains the lips (hence the name of the products) and leaves a vibrant colour that stains your lips for a good majority of the working day. The scent of these are quite chemically but it isn't so overpowering that you can smell them whilst applying the stain. 

Overall, I would have to say that this product has a lot of pros and cons. Despite the cons though, these are actually a great product. The colour selection available for these I would say is quite small and similar, however I cannot wait to pick up a red and/or coral shade to add the my collection. Do you own any of these Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains? What do you think of them? Do you agree that the colour is a bit streaky when applied? Let me know in the comments below, I love reading your comments and thoughts. If you aren't already and you'd like to, remember to follow on GFC and BlogLovin' so you don't miss out on future posts.

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

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