Friday 27 February 2015

Smoky Eye & Nude Lip | prettylittlewriter

I recently went on a night out with some Uni friends for food and cocktails, and I wanted to do something slightly different with my make up, so I thought I'd go for a smoky eye and nude lip!

I usually don't opt for a nude lip as I feel sometimes it can make me look a little washed out, however, Mac's Velvet Teddy is the perfect shade for me and I love wearing it!

The products I used to create this look are as follows;
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Boujois 123 Perfect Foundation in Light Vanilla
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Peach Glow
Boujois Delice De Poudre Bronzing Powder
Benefit Dandelion Brightening Face Powder
Urban Decay Naked Palette 'Virgin'
Urban Decay Naked Palette 'Creep' and 'Gunmetal'
'Virgin', 'Gunmetal' and 'Creep'
Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
Mac 'Velvet Teddy' Lipstick
'Velvet Teddy'

What do you think to this look? I personally loved it, sometimes it's nicer to have bold eyes rather than a bold lip!

Thursday 26 February 2015

Lush Easter Sneak Peek | prettylittlewriter

Ahead of the release of the new Easter products, Lush at Meadowhall in Sheffield invited myself and a few other bloggers to their store to view the products, try them out and take a couple of items home with us.

It was a lovely morning spent meeting new people, eating a delicious breakfast they kindly provided for us, and revelling in the gorgeousness of the exciting new products.

A lot of you may have seen some of the products in their previous Easter collections, however I only discovered my love for Lush around summer last year, therefore everything in the collection was new and exciting for me!

Now on to a mini review on the products!

Bunch of Carrots Bubble Bar
These gorgeous little carrots come in a bunch of three, with a delicious scent of Buchu Oil, Lemon Oil and Bergamot Oil, they really make your bath water smell good enough to eat! The scents all compliment each other, and are very fresh and sweet.
Not only do you get a bunch of three, but each carrot is reusable! Either swish them around your bath together, or remove one from the bunch and they create gorgeously soft bubbles!
Bunch of Carrots Bubble Bar in Action
Golden Egg
The golden egg is a combination of a bath bomb and a bath melt. A gorgeous gold glitter coating, with soft cocoa butter will instantly leave your skin feeling silky smooth and sparkly after a bath. Quite a long lasting product, it takes around 10 minutes to completely fizz out (without any encouragement) and leaves your bath water a stunning marigold colour. Other ingredients include Olive Oil and Sweet Wild Orange Oil, giving it a delicious, honey scent.

Golden Egg in Action

Fluffy Egg
The fluffy egg contains sodium bicarbonate and citric acid, and for all you Snow Fairy scent lovers, you will be happy to know it smells just like that! So you can get your Christmas Snow Fairy fix with this lovely Fluffy Egg bath bomb.

Carrot Soap
This gorgeous looking soap contains Buchu Oil, Carrot Oil and Organic Cocoa Butter, making it a fresh scent with a smoothing and softening effect on your skin. When cut into pieces, the inside of the carrot contains cute little bunnies representative of the Against Animal Testing Bunny.

Immaculate Eggception Bath Bomb
This bath bomb is quite large, very much like the Valentine's Love Locket, and has a tiny little chick or bunny inside which allows you to use the bath bomb more than once if you crack it open. The ingredients within this product are Grapefruit Oil, Lemon Oil and Vanilla Absolute, which gives the product a delicious Citrus scent. 
Each product has the same ingredients in it, therefore it does not matter which colour you choose, they have the same scent and effect.

Immaculate Eggception in Action
Hoppity Poppity Bath Bomb
This little guy is the new addition to Lush's Easter collection, and contains Violet Leaf Absolute, Lime Oil and Popping Candy which gives a lovely fresh outdoor scent, with a bit of excitement for you in the bath with the popping candy.
I think this product is a great new addition as not only is he ridiculously adorable to look at, but he truly does smell like a nice fresh, outdoor walking scent.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Soap
A beautiful masterpiece, this soap is almost too good to ever cut up! It contains Mandarin, Neroli and Carnation which gives it a delicious fresh and fruity scent. A shimmer coating, this soap will leave your skin looking gorgeous and glittering, with a lovely scent. And if you have a favourite colour of the rainbow, you can choose which one to have!

Pot O' Gold Jelly
Much like the Snowman Jelly, this Pot of Gold will be great fun to use in your bathtub. Wash yourself with it or play with it, but whatever you choose, it truly is a gorgeous thing to look at. It contains Fresh Pineapple Juice, Vanilla Absolute and Myrrh Resinoid to give it a delicious fruity scent. 

The collection also contains a couple of newly designed Scarves and Gift Boxes, which can be seen below.

The products go on sale tomorrow, Friday 27th February, across all Lush stores and their official website

If any of these products tickle your fancy, be sure to go pick some up when they have been released, I can promise you they will be worth it!

You can also check out Lush Meadowhall on social media, if you have any questions be sure to tweet them.

Thursday 19 February 2015

Review | Love Tanya by Tanya Burr | prettylittlewriter

I recently received my Amazon order of Love Tanya by the one and only blogger and Youtuber Tanya Burr.

The cover is absolutely stunning and draws me in straight away, I love the way she has split the photographs but still built her face within it. 

I loved reading about Tanya's childhood, it really made me feel like we were getting to know her personally and creating a bond. I also really enjoyed reading about how her relationship with Jim developed, it has definitely increased my love for them both as a couple and as their own profile on Youtube.

Another thing I really loved reading about was Tanya's favourite skincare products. I am often searching for new products to help my troublesome skin, so I am definitely going to be giving these a try.

Now to my favourite part of the entire book, the BAKING SECTION.

These are the two recipes I have been wanting to try out for a long time, however I find it difficult to follow the videos to make them, so to have them in her book which I can easily grab and read through is great, so I will definitely be making them soon!

Overall, I enjoyed this book a lot and I think Tanya has done such a good job in making her life accessible to her fans and viewers.

I'm so very proud of you Miss Tanya Burr.