September Favourites

September Favourites

Wow September has been a crazy month, finding a new job, graduation and busy weekends it feels as though I have barely had time to think. I’ve also started decluttering especially my makeup, although a post won’t be on that for a while as I’m taking my time and I’m doing the if I don’t use it in the next few weeks its going and retrying products in case I’ve change my opinion. Also I’ve been loving some bits that I got in a feel unique order but I’m saving them for a combined September/October haul, this will also give me more time to really see how much I love them.

September Beauty Faves ft Nivea and L'OReal

So first up is something I may of mentioned before but with graduation and feeling more into doing more with my eyeshadow this month I’ve been loving the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I’ve mentioned before I buy the travel size, which is great I’ve been using it almost daily since last November/December time and it’s still going strong. It just stops eyeshadow creasing and helps makeup stay all day just really clinging on to the eyeshadow plus it’s not so tacky that you can’t blend like with other primers. This is hands down the best thing ever and if you only try one thing from Urban Decay try the Primer Potion.

My day to day makeup has been getting lazy with the weather turning colder, and some mornings still being murky and dark when I wake up I haven’t been feeling my makeup much this month. I’ve been much bigger on doing my lips this month as most the time with my eyes I sweep a touch of Urban Decay Burnout on the lid and nothing more. My go to lips have been a mixture of two lip products together, first up the P.S. Love Matte Long Lasting Lipstick in Whisper, which you can see my review of it here. Then I put the Purminerals Lip Gloss in Twilight over the top which lightens the lip gloss adding a touch of pink and a slight sheen. It kind of creates the typical your lips but better shade and I love the colour and finish it gives.

With the autumn weather it’s time to start switching from pretty pastels to some deeper tones to fit the weather, so out comes my favourite sort of nail varnishes are coming out the deeper and darker purples. The main one I have been loving is the L’oreal Paris Color Rich Nail Varnish in Vivid Purple, it is such a nice deep and warm purple, perfect for this time of year and it is just so damn pretty. Also how good does it feel to finally be able to pick out some more autumnal makeup and products.

I brought a new face wash back in August wanting to switch from my citrus face was to something that cleans and adds moisture as the weather gets colder. So for the last few weeks I’ve been using the Nivea Daily Essentials Gentle Creamy Cleansing Face Wash, which really leaves my face feeling clean and moisturised opposed to being stripped. There’s not much too it but it’s been a really nice addition to the skincare routine.

Taylors Green Tea

Finally to end with a non-beauty favourite and it’s another green tear this time a slightly posher one the Taylors of Harrogate Green Tea with Strawberry and Vanilla. Its £2.00 for 20 which isn’t bad and they are all elegantly individually wrapped so ideal to pop a few in my bag for work etc. It’s really sweet, refreshing and it is the nicest green tea I have tried so far.

So what have you been loving this September, have you made the change over to Autumnal Makeup or are you holding on to summer?

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Collective August Haul

Collective August Haul

I really liked doing this for July and as I didn’t pick up that much over August this one again seemed like a nice little idea. So this is what I brought over the course of August there is a bit of something from everywhere.


Superdrug ft Nivea and Makeup Revolution

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Although I am not on a no spend streak I am making a conscious effort to only buy what I need, and if you’ve read my blog at any point especially from the beginning I absolutely  love the Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer. I needed new one at lucky for me it was better than half price for £2.44 at Superdrug. I have been looking for the Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt & Contour Kit in C01 Ultra Fair for absolutely ages and I finally managed to pick it up. I’m hoping to put it up against the Sleek Face Form palette soon, also if it’s a dud its £3.50 so I have nothing to loose.


Primark ft PS love

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I managed to stop myself buying more clothes that I don’t actually need, showing some clear restraint clearly. I have been wearing pumps and heels daily for work so I needed pop socks. I hate paying loads for them and managed to pick up 3 Pairs of Supersoft Shoe Liners (£2.50) great socks and so inexpensive.

I picked up the P.S. Love Makeup Brush Cleanser (£2.00) for my mum, I use the good ol baby shampoo method but my never remembers to keep up with it and she doesn’t wear a huge amount of makeup. So I thought I’d make up the whole process simpler for her as the brush cleanser method is so easy. I’ve tried it with my brushes just to show her how to use it etc. and it’s really good so if you want an affordable brush cleanser keep an eye out for it. If you have read my August Favourites you will already have seen these, the Primark Natural Point False Nails (£1.00) are amazing. The pointed shape means they catch less, and I think they look so nice I even painted over the top and these looked amazing. I think I will pick up more and I hope they do this shape in other patterns.

Completely random but I picked up the Metalic tattoos (£1.50), which aren’t actually matalic but I thought they looked cute although I’ll probably save them for next year’s festival season. Also as I have anxiety when travelling I used to write on myself positive sayings and I think these might do the same thing just something to focus on. Finally from Primark was a complete impulse at the till buy but it was something I actually needed which was the P.S. Love Anti-bac Hand Gel, I have one in my car, one on my desk where I do my makeup and a final one in my hand bag. This one was only £0.60, so I can’t really go wrong with.


Poundland ft Calvin Klein

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I love Poundland for looking at brand named makeup for £1.00. First up are two Calvin Kline Lip-glosses, I’m not usually one for pot lip glosses but these look so cute in the pot and aren’t colours that I have as much in my collection. Calvin Klein Ultimate Edge Lip Gloss in Bubblegum looks like a baby pink but it is simply a sheer was of gloss so it is a great staple in my collection either to have as a normal plain gloss or add to make a matte lip glossy. While the second one, Calvin Klein Ultimate Edge Lip Gloss in Shades of Pink, is more of a berry pink and is a nice sheer wash which I definitely feel more for the autumn.

poundland ft eyelure

You know when you buy something that is a bargain without ever been sure if you will ever use it but the offer is too much to resist, well I picked up a set of Eyelure Double Lashes. I haven’t got on with false eyelashes in the past but I’ve never tried eyelure but they are always well rated and the price was too much to pass up. I’m sure if I don’t get on with them one of my friends will happily take them off me.

Finally I picked up a hand pack, my hands have been feeling dry lately and I love the foot packs, I’ve tried a few hand packs in the past. I haven’t tried the Tea Tree and Peppermint Hand Pack before but I love the foot pack version. These are super convenient to as they come as plastic gloves you can still do everything while wearing them, so I can take the time out to blog.


B&M

I went into B&M for something else and came out with the Dove Soft Feel Deodorant (£0.99), it was a good price and I’m so not fussy about what deodorant I use. I thought I would switch over to the roller ball type as apparently they work much better, no harm in trying.


Asda

I popped into Asda near my work to pick up lunch and as I needed a few bits I perused the health and beauty isles as they sometimes can have some really great offers. My current face wash is almost out and I was curious to try something new so I picked up the Nivea Daily Essentials Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash for only £2.00 on offer, I love Nivea products they are usually great for my skin. It is the version for dry skin, and as I have combination dry I didn’t see the harm in picking this one. I also visited my sister for the weekend and I didn’t want to just use face wipes as I knew I was going to do some major eye makeup. I love my Ganier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water, so picked up the travel version at only £1.00 it’s also great as once it’s done I could top up with my big bottle, I doubt I will but it’s possible. (sorry for the lack of photo)


tesco ft wilkinsons

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The last few bits of August I picked up at Tesco while getting gorceries. I usually prefer the large oval baby cotton pads or boots double faced cotton pads but as I really needed some more I picked up the Tesco Everyday Value 80 Cotton Pads (£0.55), if they are dud it doesn’t matter and I’ll use them for removing nail varnish. Speaking of removing nail varnish I also got the Tesco Beauty Nail Polish Remover (£1.20), I just grab whatever’s available for nail varnish remover when I need it and this ones not bad.

I brought some cheap Tesco razors which were a bit crap so went to look at getting some new ones when I saw the Wilkinson Sword Quattro for Women Papaya and Pearl Complex Razors down at half price for £2.74. You get the ones with Aloe Vera and thought these were interesting and Wilkinson’s razors are usually really good.


So those are the bits I picked up over August, did you guys pick up any good buys over August?

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May Favourites

May Favourites

Hi everyone,

Its that time again for looking back over every thing that I have been loving over may and kinda over April as I didn’t do one last month. So with exams, celebrations and music festivals its been a mixed bag this month and the weather hasn’t helped either.

Pastel Nail Polish

This month I have being loving pastel nails this month either having each colour individually or a beautiful pastel array. The first is one I have fallen in love again from last summer and its my NYC Expert Last Nail Polish in Lavender Cupcake, which is a beautiful lavender colour that literally needs two layers and you are set to go. I have also been loving the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint in Kiss Me Quick, a beautiful pastel pink colour it is definitely more of a cool toned pink but is ideal for summer and I think it will get a lot of use as it is suitable for special events and a more casual look. Finally if you want something much cooler then the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint in Eat My Dust, I think this is my favoirite out of these three but they are all of my favourites and I just cannot get enough of them

P.S. Love Blush Stick

As summer approaches out comes the coral tones and the cream based products, so I have been loving the Primark P.S. Love Blush Stick these don’t have names but it is the more coral tone. I really love it just dable it on, blend if on and you have long lasting blush all day. Plus the colour is perfect you can check out my swatches of this an initial review here.

Rimmel 9-in-1 cream

A product that I’ve only had since the end of April but I’ve been loving simply due to its simplicity and ease of use, so on mornings when I was tired form revision or didn’t want to think about my makeup the Rimmel London 9-in-1 BB Cream. It was just so simple to use and just evens you out, also all my other foundations tend to be a full coverage so it was nice to dabble with lighter product, you can check my full review of it here.

Ganier Micellar Cleansing Water

Another fairly new product to me but not a new concept and its the Ganier Micellar Cleansing Water, I picked this up after using up my L’Oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Water which I also loved but with the blogging blog I had to try something new. I have to say I absolutely love this especially as I picked it up on offer in Asda for £3.33, its so effortless to take off my make up simply wet a cotton pad, hold it over my eyes for a few seconds and it simply wipes everything away. I love the clean feeling and although I would love to have a more thorough skin care routine I don’t have the space or time to invest in the research to get a perfect routine but as it stand my current cobbled together routine has left my skin fairly decent.

The Body Shop Blueberry Body Butter

The final thing I have been loving and I feel as though I have mentioned it before which is The Body Shop Blueberry Body Butter, this stuff has lasted me quite a while but it smells so damn amazing. Also like all Body Shop Body Butters it is deeply hydrating and leaves your skin feeling amazing I just cannot get get enough of it.

So what have you guys been loving this month, also what do you think about this new format for favourites, I feel as though it is a lot more flowing than my previous favourites posts, so let me know.

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

March Favourites

Wow March went kinda quick with a mixture of deadlines and it been my birthday its been a up and down month but it feels so weird a quarter of the 2015 has gone already. Still I always love looking back at what I’ve been loving this month as it makes you look back fondly.

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Viridian: I found a cute set at TKMaxx which contained this and a beautiful pink glitter colour however, this was my favourite colour out of pair and it has a beautiful pay off.  Some may see it as more of a autumn winter colour but I’ve been loving it this month, it lasts ages without chipping too. I don’t know if I’d buy Illamasqua nail varnish full price as it seems way too overpriced but from TKMaxx well worth doing.

Rimmel’s Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob: I’ve been obsessed with this lip liner ever since I picked it up and I’ve worn it loads, a perfect lip colour from everyday to a night out no matter what you are wearing. If you want to see my full review check it out here.

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in 08: Although I love the matte lip look but I wanted a matching lipstick for much simpler reapplication and a different finish. Also the combination of this plus the lip liner has major staying power and is my new favourite lip combination.

Boots Cotton Wool Double Faced Round Pads: The last lot of superdrug cotton pads were really rough on my eyes, so I thought I’d try some of the boots pads. These ones are really cool with two different sides one that is cushioned which is best for been gentle and applying lotions while the other side is compact and textured which doesn’t fluff up so is great for toner or removing nail varnish. Its both gentle and exfoliating so is a perfect addition to my skin care routine. Also these are relatively inexpensive and are often on a multi-buy offer so well worth picking them up and giving them a go.

The Body Shop Foundation Brush: So I got the full brush set at Christmas and absolutely love all the brushes and use the eye one all the time but this month I have especially being loving the foundation brush. Sometimes I opt for a sponge often as its so quick and effortless but I feel like if you take the time it is so worth it.

L’Oreal True Match Foundation in C1 Rose Ivory: I initially had a love hate relationship with this foundation as some day it looked great and others it didn’t. Now that I take time with the base, use less and apply with my body shop foundation brush taking the time to blend it is flawless every time and it does build up well if you take your time with each layer. I also love the colour range for this foundation as there are so many colour options you can get it pale enough and get it the right tone I thoroughly recommend trying it out.

So what have you being loving this month?

Lots of Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

February Favourites

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It’s that time again February favourites and I found it really hard to come up with a list of favourites this month so tried to take note of what I’ve been reaching for again and again this month to come up with my list.

The Body Shop Lip Butter Mango: With chapped lips being common place in winter due to extremes of hot and cold lip butter is a must, and this one is simply delicious. I tend to use this at the end of the day at the end of my skin care routine but I’ll use it more if my kinds need a little bit more TLC.

The Body Shop Body Scrub in Blueberry: I love the blueberry scents and I wanted a softer scent than the Soap and Glory scrub but that worked just as well and this definitely does. This is one of those body shop scrubs that looks like jam and smells amazing, it doesn’t taste amazing though my boyfriend tried it. I use this every couple of days and my legs feel so soft and silky. I’m loving it although the blueberry scents are limited edition so once it runs out I’ll stock up, if I can’t I’ll try a different scent in this range.

Benefits Roller Lash Mascara:  This is the sample version I got free with Elle this month and I love it, I’m still debating over buying the full version of it as I cannot justify spending £19.50 on a mascara especially as I use it up in a few months, anyone else think this? I love it, it adds amazing curl but I’m a student and work part time it’s 3 hours wages. I can justify on spending more on long lasting products like eye shadow especially a naked palette where it can create so many different looks with. Anyway enough rambling what do you think?

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Lyche: I’m one of those girls that always has to have my nails done but I cannot always be bothered to constantly touch my nails so this nude has been my go to. I love the Barry M Gelly formulas they look amazing and go on so easily and look amazing.

Umberto Giannini Miracle Worker with Argan Oil: I’m loving hair oils at the moment, they are keeping my hair silky and in amazing condition at the moment. I have three hair oils on the go at the moment but this is the one I’ve been reaching for most often although I guess hair oils in general should be a monthly favourite.

Bonus Favourite: Lilies

So as we all known February meant Valentines day and my boyfriend brought me two bouquets of lilies to mix together my traditional favourite of while lilies with the prettiest pink ones too, I love it.

So not much make up this month as its either stuff I am still trailing or are just my go to stuff that I am always loving. What have you been loving in February and what are you looking forward to in march?

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

January Favourites

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So first favourites of 2015, woo woo. January has seemed like a long month with coursework, semester A exams and the start of semester b of my final year its been busy, I’ve also be lucky to have a week off where I took part in some pampering and retail therapy. So on with the favourites . . .

Ted Baker London Body Spray: I got this in a set from my sister for Christmas and I love the scent I’m unsure how to describe it but its mean to be rose, sandalwood and raspberry which is probably true its a floral fruity cross. This essentially fits in bag and is so handy the perfect go to scent/spray.

Tanya Burr Nail Polish in Midnight Sparkles: Another beautiful nail polish from the Tanya Burr cosmetic line this is a beautiful dark purple with glittery flecks, perfect for these colder months and I haven”t gotten over glitter nails yet so I can still keep the festive glitter in a more subtle way.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair: A long time youtube/beauty blogger favourite and definitely mine, so in expensive and such good quality its thick and creamy so is ideal for hiding anything you may want to hide. A savoir during late night study sessions, early morning exams and balancing life in general. If you haven’t tried it yet, then why haven’t you?

Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy in 1 Lush Coconut: (Glossy Balm Crystal Colour) So I got this as a gift from my loving boyfriend and I’m in love, I wanted this for ages and as there was nothing else to get me he brought me this. The sheer candy just add a subtle wash of colour to your lips and its simply perfect I wear it everyday.

Hello Kitty Shimmer Dust in Dappled: My mum brought me a bunch of cutesy hello kitty stuff for Christmas and she picked this up, despite been hesitant at first to use it I finally took the plunge and tried it and I love it, its a purple neutral shade ideal for every day or romantic looks. Basically a complete surprise but it is absolutely amazing.

So those are my monthly favourites, I’ve limited it to five but I’m trying to work out if that is the right amount or not, let me know. What have you guys been loving this month, let me know?

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

2014 Favourites

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So this year I started this blog back in June 2014 and its weird its all coming to an end, I’m on the verge of exams and entering my final semester at university, its been a different 12 months. I’ve also grown to love the beauty/blogging community so thanks to all of you. So I thought I’d look back on all of my favourite products of 2014.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette: I got this back in October as a two year anniversary present from my boyfriend, I have pretty much used this every day since getting it as it great for day time and more glam looks and is a beautifully shaded although I’m aware with the pink tones aren’t for everyone but the quality of these shadows compared to the dupes its totally worth the splurge. Although in regards to the Urban Decay vs cheap dupes if you use it daily and its within your means then by all means splurge, if you cannot afford them or won’t use them very regularly then go for the dupe.

Urban Decay Primer Potion: After trying samples I fell in love with eyeshadow primers after the Soap and Glory one was such a dud. Major staying power and no creases its simply perfect.

MUA Heaven and Earth Palette: Up until mid October and getting my Naked 3 this was my daily palette and it still gets used frequently as both are fairly different types of nude. A beautiful range of creamy blendable eyeshadows where you can easily take a look from day to night, super budget friendly too.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation: Why I had waited so long to try this foundation I have no idea because it is amazing, it has the perfect amount of coverages with a radiant dewy finish. Another little bonus is that they do proper pale girl shades which not enough brands do. 

Tanya Burr Nail Varnish in Penguin Chic: I haven’t tried much of the products launched my youtubers this year as not all have interested me I love Tanya Burr but here cosmetic line was never anything I was interested in. One day I saw this on a stand in Superdrug and fell in love with it immediately, the rest is history as its semi neutral and works well a large majority of the year and for a lot of occasions.

Aussie Miracle Recharge Shine Leave in Conditioner: I’ve been trying to find a great non heavy leave in conditioner and earlier this year I finally found one, its just amazing and has done wonders for my hair. You can check out my full review of this here.

The Body Shop Passionfruit Body Butter: Okay I love all of the Body Shop’s Body Butters but this is by far my favourite scent of the all. I adore everything passion fruit and it lasts ages however, I have ordered a blueberry body butter now which I’m excited to try out too.

So what were your favourite products of 2014 and did you find any holy grail products this year?

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

Gift Guide: Gifts For Her

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So heres a few beautiful gifts for girls that are available in the amazing gift collections this year.

For the Pamperer . . .

Cosy Christmas

A perfect gift for those who love to pamper themselves or even just those that love lush, it comes nicely wrapped up so there is no need fiddle over trying to wrap up yet another gift so you save time there. This one contains four lush items: Hot Toddy (shower gel); Snowman Jelly (shower jelly); Celebrate (body lotion) and Snowcake (soap), so a really great section of produccts. Lush do loads of gift sets all year so if  this one isn’t right there is bound to be at least one thats suitable. Available at Lush for £18.95.

 All That Sparkles . . .

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Make that person in your life feel even more special with a beautiful piece of jewellery. Remember though jewellery can be a very personal thing so try to find out what they like first before taking the plunge people prefer different things from there jewellery either colour, style or even type of occasion. This one from Swarovski is elegant and perfect for special occasions or those that prefer more dresses jewellery. Available from Swarovski for £119.00.

The Sweet Tooth . . .

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Fancy truffles never go a miss at christmas and these Pink Champagne Truffles are just perfect, it is super girly and sweet with such a beautifully designed box no one will feel like its a sub par gift. I just think this is such a lovely elegant gift that any girl who receives this will feel special. The reviews for this are great and in John Lewis the other day I almost brought myself a box. If you don’t like the heart some of the different sizes of this do come in round boxes so there is something for everyones taste. Available at John Lewis for £16.00.

Smelling Sweet . . .

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This is just such an insane gift set that is amazing value for money especially for Ghost with the normal fragrance of this size costing £33.50 on its own (so everything else is only £24.50 more). So as well as a full size fragrance you get: a moisturising body lotion (50ml); shimmer powder puff; 2 lipglosses and a nail polish. Basically all in all a great kit the only down side is the fact the little bag included is see through plastic however, it will be great for travelling stuff like that so it may be useful. Available exclusively at Superdrug for £58.00.

Be Body Beautiful . . .

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I saw this in the body shop the other day and thought this set was super cute and the box is so pretty and festival that you won’t even have to bother wrapping it up. The set includes: Shower Gel (250ml); Body Butter (50ml) Body Scrub (50ml); Soap (100g) and a puff so a great selection of products some full size and some smaller. Also if you aren’t into the mango this exact set is also available in; Shea; Coconut; Strawberry and Wild Argan Oil although similar sets are available in the festive sets in other cute packaging so there is something for everyone with the Body Shop gift sets. Actually the Body Shop gift set ranges are amazing this year so definitely pop along to your Body Shop. Available at The Body Shop for £17.00.

Nailed it. . .

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A girl can never have enough nail varnish and this set is simply incredible with 10 insanely beautiful colours and it has a good range so suitable for a range of occasions and times of year. This isn’t really something you can go wrong with as there is a nice range of colours. Available from Superdrug for £15.00.

Lipstick Lover . . .

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First and foremost I think this is the most beautiful make up bag that I’ve ever seen as part of a gift set, just simple and elegant. So this includes 4 clarins lip product minis including:  Mini Rouge Eclat 13 Woodrose, Mini Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector 06 Rosewood Shimmer, Mini Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector 01 Rose Shimmer and a Mini Gloss Prodige 04 Candy. Overall a beautiful high end set that someone wouldn’t alway consider buying for themselves but will greatly appreciate the gift. Available from Debenhams for £19.50.

Feel The Benefits . . .

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Benefit really kicked it up a level with their gift sets this year and this is by far my favourite, I adore this sweet shop box and I feel like this offers the biggest range of products so no matter if she loves Benefit or is just curious this set is a good place to start. This contains: High Been Luminescent Complexion Enhancer; Hoola Bronzer; They’re Real! Beyond Mascara mini; The POREfessional Primer 7.5ml and Ulta Plush Lip Gloss in Hoola Mini. Any girl would be over the moon to recieve any of the benefit gift sets and they are available near enough everywhere. Available from Feel Unique for £39.50.

Perfect Timing . . .

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A watch is always an appreciated gift, whether simply just as an accessory or an elegant time piece it is always gratefully received. I think this gold rose Marc Jacobs watch from the Watch Shop is so unique and simply stunning however, it it isn’t to yours or their taste but you like the style it is available in 11 other colour options so there is something for everyone. Available at The Watch Shop for £185.00.

I’ve looked around and there are some insanely good value and beautiful gift sets this year, what are you hoping to get this year. What gifts do you want to receive and what are you considering for your friends?

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

Day 92: Tanya Burr Cosmetics First Impressions

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First up I apologize for the poor quality of the photo my camera is playing up and I am having to use my phone camera which is variable, therefore below I am going to use internet imagery, sorry in advance as I always prefer personal swatches.

So I finally brought some of Tanya Burrs cosmetic line I’ve been thinking about it for ages and finally made the plunge when looking on feel unique the other day. I’ve heard great things and due to most having a reduction on the site I couldn’t resist buying a lip gloss and a nail varnish.
Tanya Burr Lip gloss – Just Peachy

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So I didn’t know where to start which the lip glosses and decided it was best to start with one before buying the lot. I’ll start with the packaging, first and foremost by buying from Feel Unique it actually had proper packaging opposed to cellophane type wrap that you get from picking one up in superdrug. I think these are really cute with a lovely picture of Tanya and a little cute note on the bag, it is just well thought out pretty packaging. Next up the actual product its just a sleek and simple square shaped tube, thats a handy size and will easily slip in a bag. The little heart on the top of the lid is cute too (I know I’m saying cute a lot too).

This has the standard doe foot applicator, no surprises there and it isn’t really putting lip gloss on without this type of application as i have the squeezy lip gloss one. The nicest surprise is simply the smell, its sweet and just reminds me of tuck shops sweets or strawberry sweets and is essentially good enough to eat. I love having nice smelling stuff on my lips as unlike other make up as it is right under your nose, I know I’m going to enjoy wearing it all the time.

The colour is a beautiful, a pinky neutral that completes a look without been overbearing so ideal for me the non lipstick wearer. It feels slick and smooth on the lips, moisturising and it doesn’t feel overly greasy or sticky so is nice to wear and I think it may become my go to lip gloss.

I’m excited to try out more and would definitely recommend checking them out whether you are a Tanya Burr fan or not.

Available from Superdrug and Feel Unique, Lip Glosses retail at £6.99 each. (However select shades are currently on offer at both).

Tanya Burr Nail Varnish – Penguin Chic

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Like I really needed yet more nail varnish after buying another 3 only a week ago but I brought another one however, I will wear this loads of winter it’s a perfect shade for winter or looking sophisticated.

The bottle is simple and cute and the colour is simply beautiful, the colour pay off is fairly good you just need a few coats but what nail varnish doesn’t. It applies beautifully in thin layers and dries fairly quickly. I always struggle with what to say when reviewing nail varnishes other then it does what its meant to and that I am in love with the colour what more is there to say really. I am going to love wearing this and think over winter I will get a lot of wear out it.

Available at Superdrug and Feel Unique, usually retails for £5.99 but is currently available at various offers at both sites.

Verdict on Tanya Burr Cosmetics

So lets start with the love, they really have lived up to the hype with beautiful colours in both ranges as well as been great products. I also love the names that are sweet, highly suiting the product and fairly adorable you can tell time, thought and consideration has gone into picking the names to go along with each shade. This thought comes from the amount of nail varnishes in particular where you look at the name and think what the hell. The packaging is also well thought out and I love it, it isn’t half assed and looks chic as well as looking personal with the hand written logo.

My main issue is the price, at £5.99 a nail varnish and £6.99 for a nail varnish it is fairly pricey and entering the mid to high end of drug store cosmetics. Especially the nail varnish is normally overpriced considering high quality Barry M Gelly nail varnishes are a lot cheaper and are probably a much longer lasting wear (although I’m yet to put them to the test against each other). It just disappoints me, especially as a high amount of girls that watch and are loyal to these youtubers are 13 to 16, at this £7.00 for a lipgloss despite been lovely, is quite a lot when similar products are available in the drug store for  a lot less. Maybe I’m being fussy and some of these do veiw £7.00 to be cheap, this isn’t their fault and expensive is subjective.

I like the cosmetics and would repurchase or make further purchases in both ranges, but I am likely to wait for a sale.

Have you tried any Tanya Burr cosmetics, what did you think?
Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox

Day 75: Top 5 MUA Nail Varnishes (& a chance to have them yourself)

We all love to have pretty nails and MUA do beautiful nail polishes all on a budget. So today I thought I’d do something a bit different all of these I will buy and do as a give away so you can try them out for yourself but I’ll only do it if this gets over 15 likes before Friday 22nd August. To enter just comment below and let me know which shade you like.

Also I know it’s not a hugely expensive prize but its something nice to do, so I’m just testing the water and may do bigger prizes in future.

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So first up is the shade Bold Blue, this was the first MUA nail varnish I ever tried and I brought it on a whim. Its a beautiful pastel blue that is perfect for summer time and for a while I was completely obsessed with it and for weeks only painted my nails with this. Its such a lasting colour too that you only need two coats and it barely chips. LOVE IT.

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This is a bit random as to why I tried the beautiful Amaretto Crush, my boyfriend needed change for laundry so I sent him into Superdrug and told him to pick any MUA £1.00 product and he came back with this as he thought it was nice. He has amazing taste and I’m loving wearing this at the moment its so summery and girly, it will definitely be a summer time staple.

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Continuing with the summery colours is Pistachio Ice Cream, which I first simply ordered because of the name. One thing I love about France is the pistachio ice cream, I ate so much on my holiday there at the end of July I just can’t get enough. I love the pastel mint green trend but the colour doesn’t really suit me so I find it easiest to get away with it by wearing it on my nails, its such a beautiful shade it sometimes needs 3 coats opposed to the usual 2 for MUA nail varnishes but putting the time in is definitely worth it, its so beautiful.

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Sometimes I want something elegant and sophisticated on my nails and time and time again I reach for Moody Mink, its a kind of dusty purple and hits a nice balance standing somewhere on the neutral spectrum. Perfect for interviews or special occasions in which bright nails aren’t appropriate.

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And finally we have Frozen Yoghurt, lying somewhere on the blue/purple spectrum and it is just an outstanding colour. I have my phases of wearing it all the time, and I am always in awe especially considering the fact that you can get such a beautiful colour so cheaply. If you only check out one of these make sure its this one.

So there we have it a quick run down of all of my favourite MUA nail varnishes, perfect for a girl on a budget or you just want to experiment with new shades. Don’t forget if you want to enter the give away to be in with a chance of getting your hands on all of these, like this post and comment on which one you like the most. Also follow if you like what you see.

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox