Wednesday, 18 February 2015

ipanema.uk.com wishlist

I am sooo excited for summer, I've been buying loads of pretty skirts and dresses recently in the sales and I'm just dying to get them out of the wardrobe. If only it was warmer! I always seem to struggle when it comes to shoes though, does anybody else have that problem? It seems my choices are dolly / ballet shoes or flip flops. I've literally worn out my Abercrombie & Fitch flip flops over the past couple of years, so I've been on the lookout for some new ones!

I found out about ipanema.uk.com online and had a browse through their website. I literally could have made a wishlist featuring every single pair, but after mooching about their website for nearly an hour, managed to whittle it down to my top 5...



1.  Lolita Flip-Flop £20
How pretty is that little gold bow?! I love the gold and cream colour combination. They're so pretty and fresh, yet have an elegance about them as well - I think I would be able to wear these to a party and not have to worry about whether they are classy enough!

2. Lipstick Wedge £35
I love wedges and the design on the sides are so pretty! I wear a lot of blue so these would go really well with nearly everything in my wardrobe.

3. Vitraux Sandal £30
These would be perfect for strolling along the beach or going to a festival. I like that they have a cute ankle strap making them perfect for doing more active things in the sunshine, like a bike ride.

4. Switch Straps Flip Flop £25
These are my absolute personal faves! I love the gold and purple pattern and I also love that the straps are interchangeable. It means that no matter what I'm wearing, I would have the flip flops to match!

5. Unique II Flip Flops £16
There's a huge range of designs to pick from from the Ipanema Unique range, where the two shoes don't match - but yet they match perfectly!


To check out their website, click the logo below!


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Tanya Burr Nail Varnish




I'll be honest, while I'm a huge fan of Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella's YouTube channel(s) until yesterday I had never actually watched any of Tanya Burr's videos! I was walking around Superdrug yesterday evening and noticed a great promotion in-store; buy the new Colgate Optic toothpaste and get a Tanya Burr nail varnish completely free!! It seems a bit strange to get a free nail varnish with a toothpaste, but I'm always up for a bargain, so I picked it up and took it to the till.

I picked the shade 'Be Bright, Be Happy, Be You' which is a gorgeous, almost neon in certain light,  fuchsia pink colour. I love the choice of names that Tanya has chosen for her products. She's named her products things like 'Afternoon Tea', 'Little Duck' and 'Midnight Sparkles', which I think are really cute.


I was super impressed by the texture of the varnish as it was really smooth, with a great pigment. I always get really annoyed when I buy a pretty nail varnish that requires about 6 layers before the colour starts to actually look like the bottle. I can happily say that this is not the case with this nail varnish - I only applied 2 layers and it looks perfect. 

The other great thing I noticed was that it dries really quickly. Recently I've been buying Rimmel nail varnishes because of their speedy 60 second dry time, so was a little worried that this might take forever and smudge everywhere, but once again, I was proven wrong! Dare I say it, I think it might even be better than Rimmel?!?!

In my opinion it's a little bit pricey at £5.99 per bottle, but if you look out for promotions (Superdrug often run 3 for 2 offers) or you scout online on other websites like nailpolish.co.uk, Amazon or eBay, then you might be able to find a bargain.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Pink Parcel: February


I've been a 'Pink Parcel' subscriber for a couple of months and I must admit that now, I really don't think I could be without it! After a painful day at work, it's reassuring to know that you can go home for some indulging 'me' time and it's great not knowing what the mystery package contains - apologies for the spoiler!!

This Valentines-themed package comes with the obvious necessities as well as a rose, camomile and lavender Pukka tea bag, a Divine white chocolate bar, Organic Surge skin perfecting face polish, MUA Romantic Efflorescence palette, Pop Heart lip balm, MAD glitter lips nail file and a Bella Pierre no. 35 eyeshadow brush, PLUS a 20% off voucher for FlamingoCandles.co.uk and £25 off at Gousto.co.uk!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

10% Discount at Another Eight

Led by a team of top London creatives, Another8 aims to bridge the gap between the familiar mass-produced high street and the often unattainable designer label. A fusion of street style and contemporary design, Another8's collections are urban but directional including statement separates, premium leather, key accessories and playful unisex pieces. The label already has a loyal following from British style icons such as Ellie Goulding and Cara Delevingne. Click the link below to go to their website!!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Homemade Lip Scrub


I absolutely love the Lush bubblegum lip scrub - they even do special edition scrubs at Christmas time! But at £5.50 per tub, I thought I would have a go at making my own. It was surprisingly simple actually, all you have to do is mix your favourite lip balm with a pinch of caster sugar and apply to your lips!


Don't get me wrong, I still love Lush and I would still buy the lip scrub every now and then, but this is a great cheap, fool-proof alternative for soft, smooth lips. Mwah! X

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Which mascara is best for you?

When it comes to mascaras, I'll hold my hands up and say I probably have too many, but the truth is they all do different things! I'm quite fussy when it comes to wands as I find it difficult to control the fat, fluffy brushes as my eyelashes are quite short. I thought I would put together this little guide to mascara wands...



Examples of Lengthening Mascaras:
  • Benefit They're Real
  • Maybelline Great Lash
  • Mac Extended Play



Examples of Volumising Mascaras:
  • Lancome Hypnose Star
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes
  • Makeup Revolution Awesome Lash



Examples of Defining Mascaras:
  • Maybelline Lash Stylist
  • Sleek! Full Fat
  • Cargo HD Mascara



Examples of Curling Mascaras:
  • Clinique High Impact Extreme Mascara
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves
  • Collection Pump Up the Volume