I’m not going to tell you how many times and how many different locations of Sephora/Ulta I went into throughout my two weeks in the US, but quite frankly it was a few too many! However, in comparison to previous years, I was very restrained and limited my purchases significantly. I know once you’ve read this post you’ll be like “significantly? really?!”, but personally I was very proud of myself… Do read on to view the damage to my bank account this time around! I…Continue Reading “U.S. Make-Up Buys”

Although I was a lot more reserved than I usually am when we go on holiday, I did of course make a few small purchases to tide me over! The majority (in terms of price) of these were actually in Duty Free at the airport on the way out there, but I also dragged Matt into Sephora and NYX – much to his delight, obviously… I’ll start off with what I picked up in Duty Free. I purchased each one of these separately, as I…Continue Reading “Barcelona Buys – Duty Free / Sephora / NYX”

Holidaying in America is always disastrous for my bank account, even when you don’t consider flights, accommodation, and food. That’s because I always, always buy way too much when I’m there. Everything’s just so different, and there are so many things available that just aren’t available in the UK, so any shopping trip whilst I’m over there basically turns into a supermarket sweep (if the supermarket were a mall, obvs). You guys know that I’m mad on make-up and beauty products, so here’s an overview…Continue Reading “HUGE Beauty Haul – USA Edition”

Okay, so we all know that when I say drugstore, I mean Boots or Superdrug! In this case, it’s Superdrug, although I’m pretty sure that you can pick up all of these in Boots too. First up is this Barry M nail polish in Turbocharged. It’s one of the Speedy Quick Dry polishes, which Im currently obsessed with. I’m actually loving the Gelly polishes from Barry M as well – very impressed with their nail polishes in general, TBH. This is an amazing coral-red colour…Continue Reading “Mini Drugstore Haul”

We’re going back a while now, but when I was in Barcelona about a month ago, I went and spent waaaaaaay too much money in Sephora. There’s a huge Sephora in a little shopping centre which opens out onto the Plaça de Catalunya. It’s so big that it’s actually downstairs, with a whole level to itself. I was really impressed with the other beauty shops around that area (Rituals, Kiko etc), but Sephora was always going to be on my wishlist for a European holiday!…Continue Reading “Barcelona Sephora Haul”

Ok, so I’m super late to the party on this one. I’ve constantly heard about the Nars Tinted Moisturiser on YouTube and in blogs, but just didn’t think it was for me. Despite the fact that I love light bases, I’d previously had a tinted moisturiser which was actually coming up really dry on my skin, which put me off them for a while. However, having discovered this, I’ll be far more open to trying other tinted moisturisers in the future (at least, when I’ve…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Nars Tinted Moisturiser”

Anyone who knows me knows I’m an absolute YouTube addict. I especially love watching anything to do with make-up, and I’m a massive fan of UK YouTubers like Fleur de Force, Lily Pebbles, and Hello October, who make beauty videos, mixed in with different elements like fashion, cooking, and vlogs. I’ve also started watching American YouTubers a lot more, although that just makes me jealous of all the products they can get over there that we can’t! One type of video that I really enjoy watching are…Continue Reading “Best YouTube Channels for Make-Up Tutorials”

Having relatives who live in America has its upsides and downsides. Obviously I don’t get to see them very often, but I do get awesome holidays and US make-up available whenever people are visiting. I take full advantage of this, and this was kindly brought over for me a week or so ago. I know Tarte is available in the UK, but this was definitely an easier option! I also got the matching concealer of this, but I haven’t really tried that out enough yet….Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation”

As I mentioned in my 6 Happy Things post the other day, I’ve been loving picking up a few high end make-up pieces from time to time. Of course, when I was in London for the weekend, I had to take advantage of all the amazing shops that we don’t get out here in the sticks, so here’s a little round up of what I picked up, and a sort of first impressions or what my opinion is of them so far! We had already…Continue Reading “High End Make Up Haul”

I started off this post last week, and was planning on doing something totally different. I was aiming to do a kind of summary of last month, the ups and the downs, and what I’d been up to. However, I was reminded recently of a rule I’d set myself regarding tweets a couple of years ago. I was constantly tweeting out negative things, and as well as no one actually being interested in reading my depressing tweets, it also put me in a cycle of…Continue Reading “6 Happy Things”