The bold bright colours and pastels have been put away for year another year, and I have dug out some of my fave beauty picks for the Autumn and Winter.

First of all, can we talk about these candles? I know they have nothing to do with beauty but I am totally obsessed with them. The smaller candle in Spice Pumpkin is from Primark, and it was only £1! This is perfect for Halloween to create the perfect autumnal/halloween atmosphere. The other candle is in the scent Pumpkin Brûlée. I can’t explain to you how amazing this smells…It was form Homesense and was the last one on the shelf so I nabbed it straight away! I just love the look of it, the purple shade isn’t your usual autumnal shade but I love that about it, and can we talk about the lid? Oh gosh, it has a really cute little pumpkin cut out – how adorable?!

Okay so now onto the stuff you want to hear about, the beauty bits!

First of all lets talk about the eyeshadow palette. This is a really new purchase of mine as I hadn’t bought any new eyeshadow for a while now and though it was time for a new palette. I love experimenting with eyeshadow, and this palette shout me colours all over. So this is the Morphe Fall into Frost palette. The colours in this palette are so gorgeous and scream Autumn. Most of the shades are shimmers, which I love and there is also a line of matte shades too. I can definitely tell I am going to be using this palette an awful lot as there are so many different shades for different occasions/styles. Such a good priced palette too for so many shades!

Next onto lips, I have picked my 3 faves for this coming Autumn – one is an old fave and the other two are new purchases and I can’t wait to wear them! My old fave is Sin by MacThis is a matte dark berry shade, it was my first real dark lipstick and I fell in love with it straight away, the perfect Autumnal colour! I have also chosen a new gloss which is Sheer Rose by PIXI Beauty I am not normally a gloss kinda gal, but this one from PIXI totally changed my mind, the colour is gorgeous on it’s own for a subtle hint of rose colour, or you can add it to a lipstick also to give it extra colour and shine. It’s not as sticky as other glosses I have tried and also really does last for quite a while. Last but not least, I bought a liquid lipstick in Scandalous by NYX.  This is a really daring shade for me and very much out of my comfort zone, but weirdly enough I love it. The shade is almost like a dark grey, well it basically is dark grey! I haven’t seen this anywhere before and really wanted to try it, to be honest I thought I’d hate it on me but I am proven wrong. I can’t wait to wear this shade more now it is officially Autumn – the perfect shade for Halloween.

Onto cheeks, I really love the Maybelline Balm & Blush in Shimmering BronzeI really love this little gem, it gives you an instant shimmer and glow for when your skin is feeling dry and sore from the chilly weather. You can also use this on your lips too to give them some moisture if you want, and it will also give them a little bit of colour so it’s a good duo product!

What are your favourite Autumnal beauty picks?

Love always, G x

 

I normally am not the type of personal to be too fussed about what shampoo and conditioner I use. I just kind of use whatever is on offer or whatever has coconut in (love a coconut scent). But I was browsing the Superdrug website for a top up of toiletries and the Faith in Nature range in the watermelon scent really caught my eye. I have never seen a shampoo and conditioner in a watermelon scent first of all, and I freaking love anything to do with watermelon. Watermelon is ma favey.

So of course I added these to my basket straight away to give them a go.

When ordering these, I didn’t even realise that the Faith in Nature products are cruelty free, and vegan. Hallelujah! I have to admit I am not vegan, but I really do support products that are vegan friendly, organic AND cruelty free. So straight away, this brand definitely has a thumbs up from me.

So first of tall, the packaging. I really do like the packing of these products. They are quite simple, straight to the point and classic, which I really love.
When I first put the shampoo, and conditioner on my hand ready to rub into my hair, I did feel they were very runny-and I was worried I would hate it as I had never seen a shampoo&conditioner so runny before, so I was a little worried.
BUT the product really pulled through – it smelt amazing, just like watermelon!

I loved this soooo much! The product washed really well into my hair and I could tell when it was all out – which I find really hard with some products. Once I dried my hair my hair felt super smooth and as I have some areas of quite dry hair, I think it really helped with this too.

Overall, I am so impressed with this duo, and I really want to try out some more scents and products from the Faith of Nature range. They tick all the boxes for me! I think I will definitely be going to be re-using their products.

Check them out here

Love always, G x

Is anyone else a sucker for face masks? I absolutely love them. They are the perfect thing to do when you want a little pamper and re-fresh for your skin. Surprisingly, as I love them so much I haven’t actually tried very many.
I always went back to my trusty Origins rose face mask, and I have never tried a sheet mask before, until I tried this one.

This is the Soap and Glory Pre-Reining Mask. It is a sheet mask for oily/combination skin types. I was so excited to try this, so I made sure my face my make up free and cleansed, then applied the sheet mask.

The material was a lot thinner than I thought it would be, I don’t really know what I was expecting to be honest. I actually ripped it a little bit whilst trying to unfold the mask, but that didn’t matter and didn’t make a difference.
I love the feeling of putting this over my face, it instantly felt so refreshing and cool. I would describe it as, the feeling after you’ve brushed your teeth, all minty fresh – but on your face.

After peeling off, you still have excess on your skin, so you can just wash this off or use a cotton pad. My skin felt so smooth and clean after I look this off. At first I didn’t really see any difference in my pores, until the next morning I noticed they seemed to have gone down a smidge and also noticed that it was a lot easier and smoother to put my make-up on.

Overall I love the sheet mask idea, it doesn’t create as much mess and is a lot easier to remove too. I have a couple of other Soap and Glory masks and eye pads to try out so I am excited to use them as I am very impress with this one.

It’s a great quick fix to reduce your pores!

Love always, G x

Who doesn’t love duty free shopping? On our recent trop to Thailand, I thought it would be rude not to have a little look around the world duty free shop at Heathrow Airport.
I was on the look out for a a fresh summer scent, but had no idea what I was really looking for.

After looking through a good few I didn’t find one which blew me away, until I saw some really unusual packaging, which was for the Moschino Fresh perfume.

Look at that packaging.

Okay so first thing is first, the packaging. This is what drew me in the most to the perfume first. I have never seen a perfume like this, it looks like a cleaning product! Imagine whipping this out your bag – Just giving my myself a spring clean! Also on the back of the bottle, it has really cute little quotes which just makes it and it’s something you would probably find on the back of a cleaning product.

‘Works great on : At Work, On a Date, to a Formal Event, and much more!’
‘CAUTION : This perfume may make you feel fresh!’

Obviously I didn’t just buy this because of the packaging. But I might have been tempted…

So, this is the Moschino Fresh Pink Eau De Toilette.

I instantly fell in love with the smell of this, it is so fresh *funny that!* and has a really floral scent to it, it just made me feel so girly – girl power!

I did also try the Moschino original Fresh Couture, which has the same packaging but in a blue bottle. I personally didn’t like this one as much as the scent was a lot more harsh and I feel like you would either love it or hate it, and personally it wasn’t for me.

Obviously I was super happy I actually preferred the scent of the pink bottle!

If your looking for a really girly, fresh and pretty scent for this summer, this perfume is definitely the one! You can grab it at DebenhamsOr if you want it for the packaging, that’s fine too, I don’t blame you. 

Love always, G x

Probably like every other beauty obsessed girl out there, when I went on holiday I packed a full makeup bag of al the bright coloured lipsticks, a couple of different highlighters, crazy eyeshadow colours – you name it, I probably packed it.

But when it actually comes down to doing your makeup whilst on holiday- we go super minimal.

I went to Koh Samui in Thailand on holiday, and omg I had not felt humidity like it, so minimal makeup in the hot evenings were a must.

So without me babbling on any further, here is what I actually wore.

Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream

I still don’t feel 100% comfortable with my skin all bare, so I had to use something as a base. I decided to try this Body Shop all-in-one BB cream for the first try. I love BB creams whilst on holiday as they are so light and airy on your skin, and don’t clog your pores up. This is like magic, the colour of the products comes out white and as you blend it into your skin, it adapts to your very won skin tone. Amazing right? It also hydrates your skin for 24 hours (which is perfect for humid Thailand!) and illuminates and even old your skin tone. Magic in a bottle!

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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Highlight. I took numerous different products with me, but for this holiday I kept grabbing my Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in the shade Pink Quartz. I love this little beauty. This product gives you the perfect glow and bronze all in one swipe of the brush. I wore this every single evening on holiday, as my aim is to be super glowy, and this baby does exactly that. With the different shades in one brick, you get the pink tones, icy tones, and bronze tones all in one. Amazing!

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Kylie Cosmetics Metal Gloss

Again, I took million and one different lip products, from mattes to glosses to lip balms. But I actually went for one lip products the whole holiday which was from Kylie Cosmetics. It’s one of her Metal Glosses in the shade Heir. I have loved this product for so long now, it’s like a gold but has a metal effect which kind of looks like a shimmer/foil effect? It is in a golden champagne colour, so it’s perfect for evening wear. I just feel this product matched the slowly look I was going for in the evenings.

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Zoeva Rose Golden Palette

My Zoeva eyeshadow palette was the only palette I decided to take with me, this palette has the most perfect shades for a holiday. Most of the shades are shimmery but there are golden tones, rose gold tones, and also darker shades too. It’s just gorgeous. Most nights I just used one shimmer colour all over my lid, but the shades changed each night. The colours are perfect to help you have that super glowy, highlighted look. This is by far one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes ever and I really recommend it!

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I would normally use my Mac waterproof mascara swell, but on this occasion to stop all possibility of having major panda eyes in the heat, I went and got eyelash extensions. These were really natural and didn’t look like fake lashes at all, it just meant I didn’t need to top up with mascara, which was lush!

So there you have it, that’s the makeup that I actually wore on my holiday. Why can’t I have a holiday face all the time?! *holiday blues*

Love always, G x