NYX #Nofilter Finishing Powder | Review

I'm always on the lookout for trying new products, especially powders as I go through them so quickly. I love that NYX has branched out into Boots as they're such a fab brand. Here's my review of their #nofilter Finishing Powder...

Housed in a sturdy black casing, the powder is finely milled and almost looks like a baked product. My only gripe with the packaging is that it doesn't contain a mirror, I love powder compacts that have a mirror as it's perfect for touch-ups. 

The formula of the powder is buttery, soft and isn't powdery on the skin. It sets down my foundation perfectly and is great for touching up throughout the day. It's lightweight and doesn't add coverage which is fine for me as I wear a full-coverage foundation.

NYX offer many powders and I definitely want to try more! 

Makeup Geek Ice Queen & Poppy Eyeshadows | Review & Swatches

Makeup Geek Ice Queen & Poppy

Makeup Geek Poppy and Ice Queen Swatches

Makeup Geek eyeshadows are some of my favourite and I can't wait until my Z Palette is full of gorgeous shades. Two recent additions are Poppy and Ice Queen and I'm obsessed!

Poppy is a matte orange-red and looks gorgeous blown out into the crease. It's pigmented, smooth and vibrant on the eyelid. 

Ice Queen is a frosty, shimmery white and looks amazing as an inner corner highlight or a browbone highlight. It's pigmented, smooth and creamy like Poppy.

I love using both of the shades to create a simple halo eye with Ice Queen in the centre.

I can't fault Makeup Geek eyeshadows and I love all of the shades I have. What's your favourite shade?

Purelogical Super Antioxidant Moisturiser | Review

I'm always on the hunt for new skincare and recently I've been testing out Purelogical's Super Antioxidant Moisturiser *.

It's free from alcohol, artificial colours, artificial perfume and parabens. It contains age-fighting ingredients designed to reduce wrinkles and hydrate the skin for a more youthful complexion.

Although I'm only 23 and wrinkle-free, I might as well combat aging as soon as I can. At the moment though my skin is super dehydrated and it definitely needs a pick-me-up and this moisturiser is just that.

It's a thick white cream that sinks into the skin providing a burst of hydration. I wake up in the morning with the softest skin. I've noticed my foundation has stopped breaking up due to lack of hydration too, which is great.

Purelogical's Super Antioxidant Moisturiser does retail for a pricey £57.00 but it's sometimes best to invest into your skincare. I've noticed lately that a lot of drugstore brands have drying alcohol in their products which really sucks!

*PR sample

How do we say I love you? | Mother's Day

Mother's day is fast approaching and there are so many different ways for you to appreciate that special lady in your life. Maybe some chocolate, flowers and a Lush bath bomb? There are so many different ways that you can show your love. flyingflowers.co.uk have conducted a survey to find out how everyone around the globe say I love you...

The Topshop Edit - March Wish List

Topshop isn't a retailer I shop at regularly because, let's be honest I'm too poor to shop there! Saying that, their Joni and Jamie Jeans are amazing and I'm definitely willing to splurge on their denim.

Here are some gorgeous pieces I have my eye on, I think you'll notice a trend here?

The Weekly Top Five #10

Well, what a week it has been! I started a new job on Monday as a copywriter for a well-known retailer and on Wednesday I fell over and ended up in A&E. Great first week to kick off my career right? So I have a badly sprained ankle and a uber fashionable limp - ouch. I'm in the swing of things with blogging (finally) and this will be my third post this week which hasn't happened in years. 
To round of the week, I'm bringing you a weekly top five.

Pokemon Go
Gen 2 has finally been released and the spark of Pokemon Go has been reignited (I didn't really stop playing so much) and I've been up and about searching for new Pokemon and it's so much fun! Although I haven't been able to play with my sprained ankle...

Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit, Pose
I haven't tried Kylie Lip Kit's but I'm all for the affordable £6.99 version from Barry M. They are pretty amazing too! I definitely need to pick up more shades.

Pink Zingo Fruit Infusing Water Bottle*
I'm a huge water drinker and I love squeezing lemon into my water. Handy that this bottle from Root 7 has an inbuilt infuser. I love the colour of the bottle too, so gorgeous!

Pink Stripe Bardot Long Sleeve Shirt
You'll rarely catch me in anything else than a bardot top. New Look are slaying at the moment and I picked up this gorgeous pink shirt after buying the blue version. I'm obsessed!

Pinku Marble Phone Case*
Phone cases are an addiction for me and I love accessorising and protecting my phone. I'm being a stereotypical blogger with this marble case from Pinku. It also has my initials on, too cute! 

Organised Mess - How Your Horoscope Organises You

I'm one of those people that love flicking through Horoscopes and finding what traits I have, what the future will hold for me - somehow they just always find a way to make it sound so real. The guys at Furniture at Work have compiled an infographic to see how your horoscope organises you. I'm a Sagittarius and I must admit I probably need to throw a few things out...

My Favourite Beauty Trends

I'm a sucker for trends, especially within the beauty industry. If something new is released I have to have it. Today I'm sharing with you a couple of my favourite new beauty trends.
Pink and red eyeshadow have been a standout in eyeshadow palette recently. I love the contrast of the shades with my blue eyes, I'm a sucker for smoky eyes too. My favourite eyeshadow palette of the moment definitely has to be Anastasia's Modern Renaissance, the shades are stunning!
Next up is highlighted skin, I love the wet look and so many brands have released highlight pans/palettes. Makeup Revolution has some amazing highlighters at even better prices. I really want to splurge on ABH Nicole Gurriero Glow Kit or the Moonchild palette. So many decisions!
Perfectly manicured nails can add so much to an outfit and one of my favourite trends is nude, beige or greige nails. They look so classic and sophisticated. If it does start to chip of it's easily hidden too, win! Ellison's have released an eBook with Essie with their favourite trends and Essie have so many pretty nail polishes that I definitely need! You can buy Essie Nail Polish wholesale from Ellisons for cheaper than RRP. 
*This post is in collaboration by Ellisons 

Removeil Face Cloth | Review

There's a trend at the moment where women are using cloths to remove their make-up with only water added, crazy right? I've been testing Removeil's* version, does it work?

Yes, yes it does! You simply wet the cloth and run it over your face and you will see your make-up erased. 

Here's what Removeil say: 

"Silver fibre is made by bonding 99,9% pure metallic silver to the surface of a textile fiber. When in contact with water, silver activates its power and releases ions, which kill bacteria and germs causing acne and other unpleasant skin conditions. Silver affects skin in several positive ways, helping to hinder imperfections and stimulate microcirculation while doing a gentle exfoliation, brightening up the skin. "

It gently exfoliates the skin while removing all traces of make-up. I like to use it as the first part of my routine to wipe away the majority of my make-up. 

Although it claims to remove waterproof make-up, it doesn't take off my stubborn waterproof mascara. 

I wouldn't use this cloth as my only cleanse as I wear a lot of make-up. It definitely helps me do my routine a lot quicker, though!

To clean the Removeil you simply use soap and hot water, it's recommended that it goes into the wash every month to give it a deep clean. 

It costs £24.99 which I think is very steep considering there are other more affordable microfibre cleansing cloths on the market. It lasts up to six months before you should replace it.

*PR Sample

The Boohoo Edit - February Wish List


It's time for a brand focus with my favourite online shopping store, Boohoo. I order from Boohoo so much I think My Hermes courier thinks I have a problem, but hey at least I look fab right?! This wish list is very spring inspired with the delicate pastels and neutral shades. 

Everything can be found below apart from the Metallica Top which can be found here.

What's your favourite piece?

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