Not on the highstreet

Thursday, 27 June 2013

I have always heard of the online shop not on the highstreet and loved all the personal gifts they do, but I never thought about treating myself to some items. I was very kindly offered to review a few items from not on the highstreet and decided to choose some homeware bits and bobs for my new flat. I was overwhelmed by the choices and uniqueness of the items.

How beautiful is this birdcage tea light holder? I love the distressed paintwork and the cute bird on the top. For £8 this is a real bargain! The glass pot inside makes it super easy to pop a tealight in without damaging the birdcage.

As you can tell, I like candles. This tealight holder also doubles up as a cute little vase for a flower or two. I love the handle with comes with it, which means I can hang it up if I want to!

I spend a lot of time admiring this gorgeous pot (sad I know). The shape and ridges are just beautiful and the pink ribbon really makes it. I have plenty of little trinkets lying around, so this will store them perfectly. It is a really good size too!

This is an iddy biddy vase. I have a thing for little vases which can hold one flower. I like to put them altogether all miss-matched.

Whale of a time print by leelee £15*

Finally, I got this adorable print which I can't wait to put in a frame and hang up somewhere, I'm thinking the bathroom. The print is really high quality and I haven't seen anything similar to it before. I love it!

I'm super impressed with not on the highstreet, I will certainly be going back to purchase some more lovely items for my new flat! I really recommend having a nosey to treat a friend or even yourself!

Adding a splash of pink

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Swatches: Revlon just bitten kissable balm in honey douce, dainty doll blusher in 003, technic highlights

Recently I have been embracing my pale skin tone a little more and trying to find products and colours which suit it. Pink is certainly a colour which suits pale skin tones and I have been loving wearing it recently. In particular, I have been really loving the dainty doll cream blusher in 003. It is one of them blushers which doesn't look too exciting in the pan, but once on it is truly beautiful. It instantly brightens up my face and you're not at risk of going overboard with this shade.

Technic highlights is a slightly pinky toned highlighter and is perfect with the dainty doll blusher. I go through phases with highlighters, but I have really been noticing the difference it makes to my face when I wear it recently. I've been loving teaming a pink nail with a pink lip too! Topshop's prim and proper with a coat of the glittery adrenalin over the top has been a favourite of mine recently!

Bourjois healthy mix foundation and healthy mix serum

Monday, 10 June 2013

Healthy mix foundation - £9.99

I've always been a little bit of a high end foundation kind of girl, but these two bottles gave some firm favorites of mine a run for their money. Both of these foundations add a serious amount of glow and radiance to my skin, perfect considering my skin is dull and often broke out. I feel that the serum is more glowly than the original foundation though. The serum is targeted towards dry skin, whereas the foundation is targeted towards oily skin. However, I wear either but find that dry patches show more when using the foundation.

In terms of coverage, both offer medium build-able coverage. I would say that the foundation version is a little more higher coverage. They both last on the skin for around eight hours, definitely not living up to the 16hr claim on the serum bottle. However, everyone's skin is different and my skin never really holds foundation that well, even with primer and powder.

Overall, my favourite is probably the serum because it is more luminous and light weight. However, on days when my skin just hates me, I reach for the foundation because of the higher coverage.

Which is your favourite?

A few favourites

Monday, 3 June 2013

A favourites post is certainly long over due from me, so  I could have included hundreds of products. These five products have been pretty staple in my daily make up and skin care routines for a while now.

Nars Kalahari eye shadow duo
This is just a beauty, one shade is a bronzey colour and the other a browny taupe. They just complement each other really well and are super easy to apply and blend. They have been my get up and go eye shadow shades for a long time.

Lush ultrabland cleanser
This is a very oily cleanser which just melts make up away. I've been loving it as it is exactly what it says on the tin - ultra bland. It does not irritate my very sensitive skin and a little goes a long way.

Nars Douceur blush
This fast became my favourite blusher. It just lives up to its claims by many bloggers to give you 'super model cheekbones'. If only the rest of my make up looked like a super models, sigh.

Lush eau roma water
Again, another lush product which has been helping my sensitive skin. This rose water toner is just so soothing and helps retain my skins moisture levels!

Rimmel lash accelerator endless mascara 
I read so many great reviews about this mascara when it came out and I love it just as much. It makes my lashes so long and full, it's unbelievable. 

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