Monday, 28 September 2015

Getting organised - Wedding style

This weekend I feel like I have really achieved something when it comes to wedding planning. On Friday I went to a wedding dress shop just to have a look. I never would of thought I would of found 'the one' on my first attempt at looking! As I am extremely fussy, I was nervous and I didn't know what to expect plus I was a little daunted by the sea of white dresses. I was given three tags to place on dresses I wanted to try on. My dream dress which was something I hadn't even of thought I would of liked. It was the first one I put my tag on! I tried another two but something just felt right in the first one. I felt amazing and my first dance song came on whilst I was standing in it. That's when I had a little cry opps! I couldn't of imagined anything more perfect. I went to YourWeddingShop and I can't praise them enough we managed to go on a day where we could make an offer on the dresses and we got a brilliant deal. They made me feel instantly comfortable as I am not used to this type of thing. The dresses were all designer one offs which I thought was so special that nobody else would have that exact dress. They gave me chocolate and champagne and I was buzzing with excitement! They had a very busy day and we did arrive pretty late but they still made time for us and I'm so glad I went there! 
Next we went to TheBristolPear a renervated old pub that has been transformed into a place with a really good vibe the food was so tasty for such a good price and my mom treated me to a Cherrt Bakewell cocktail that tasted incredibly like the cake. Also the spicey coleslaw was right up my street! Saturday I managed to get four out of my five bridesmaids in one place I bought snacks and we spent the afternoon testing out bridesmaids dresses and we think we might have found the one. Just awaiting the return of one more bridesmaid who was greatly missed. We all have strong opinions so it was great that we all liked the same one. It was so exciting to start doing the big things for the wedding it feels a lot more real now and I can't flippin' wait! ox 

Sunday, 20 September 2015

The Happy Birchday Box

I recieved my September Birchbox and I wanted to share it with you as it is their 5th Birthday. I have been a subscriber for around a year now and I love them! It feels like a mini Christmas when I receive the box outside my door. I get all excited. Firstly the box is gorgous created by a fellow Birchbox enthusiast with little water colour balloons. So in the box I have an own brand tangle tamer which is perfect as I am in need of new one pronto. Benefit pore - fessional licence to blot. This is very handy for me as I have combination skin so any product to reduce shine is always helpful. John masters organics citrus and neroli detangler. I havn't used this yet but after washing my hair it needs all the detangling power possible and I look forward to testing this product out. It also smells delicious. I recieved the  LAQA & CO cheeky lip in Humble brag. I love these kind of lip products at the moment lip colour that gives moisture at the same time. This is a lovely subtle pinky nude colour which I am more than happy to add to my collection. Next Bliss body butter in lemon and sage. I was a little wary I might smell like a chicken ready for the oven with this scent but I was pleasantly surprised. Plus you can never have enough body butters! Lastly Beauty protector beauty wash. I am a real fan of this brand so I look forward to trying something different from them. 

Are you a subscriber? If so what products did you get this month?ox 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Drugstore Budget Beauty Haul

I thought I would share with you a few of my recent favourites from the drugstore which happen to be great if your on a budget. If you've been on my blog before you'll know I'm a sucker for a bargain and all of these products are such good quality. 

First up the Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Corrector Palette. 
I am a huge fan of Makeup Revolution they are a perfect brand for me as their products are such high quality for great prices. I've seen a view reviews on this product and part of my thought, Is it worth purchasing? I don't know if it will make a difference. Although as soon as I tried it I instantly noticed a difference. My dark circles are my enemy and I've got to say the yellow shade sorted that out no problem. The green really evened out my skin tone and I just felt my makeup looked nicer over the top. It come with eight colour correcting super creamy shades. The only thing I would say is make sure your face is moisturised before using this as it can leave skin a little dry. My favorite shade has to be the highlighter it is incredible, immediately makes your face glow and it is so easy to blend.

Next is the Rimmel Colour Rush Colour Balms. I know I've raved about these before but I found some more colours and I just needed them ok? I am in love with the Viva Violet which I have mentioned but I bought the Make Me Blush. Which I have used so much the writing as almost completely rubbed off. It's a lovely soft pink colour. As well as All you need is pink which is a really bright pinkish red. These last all day no matter if you've been eating or drinking. They add moisture to your lips and put such a beautiful pop of colour into your look, I'm in love with them! 

MUA is another high quality brand for low prices that I am obsessed with at the moment. I purchased three nude shades of lipstick for £1 each! I bought Bare a subtle your lips but better dusty pink. Shade 11 which is a kylie Jenner type darker nude. In addition to the Shade 9 which is a mauve colour with a shimmer. They are all stunning and last such a long time. So pigmented for a pound it's happy days! 

Lastly from the same brand I purchased a while back the Undress your skin shimmer highlighter. A glorious illuminating pink shade. I loved it so much I bought the Iridescent Gold which is a gold yellow shimmer perfect for going glam! 

What are your favorite products from these brands? Ox 

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