Drugstore Spring Essentials♥

Hey hey loves!♥

How’s it going? Are you all well? Good week so far? Wow Saira.. can you ask any more questions haha! Sorry! I honestly just want to know how you all are! Hope you have all been very well!

Ahhhhhh Spring is upon us (ish!)… the weather is so rubbish in the UK.. we had some snow on the weekend. SNOW. Sure.. the weather may not really be the best at the minute.. but I am ALL ready for spring in the eyes of beauty/makeup/fashion… I bought some beauty bits which will be featured soon on my blog and YouTube channel.. so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for that!!

So angels.. what do you think of when Spring comes around? Fresh, Floral, Brights/Pastels… well me too!! Yay! I thought I would talk you through my favourite beauty items that get me in the mood for Spring, as well as ensuring my makeup is Spring ready!!

Bath/Beauty♥

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Perfect Spring Bath♥

Ohhhhh.. you guessed it! HOW COULD I DO A BEAUTY POST WITHOUT SOME LUSH!? Now.. whilst the weather is still slighly cool.. I still like to have baths (because.. what else can relax you more than a Lush bath?). One of my favourite items to use has been the Green Bubbleroon*.. it has such a beautiful, fresh scent.. SUCH a gorgeous change to all the sweet scents from Winter time!

Zingy Showers♥

Of course.. once the weather (eventually) warms up.. most of us will want quick, refreshing showers.. right? So… I have pulled another Lush beauty out.. and that is Whoosh shower jelly! This is probably one of the yummiest smelling things EVER!!! Now I will be honest.. these little babies can be a LITTLE tricky to use in the shower… but all I do is use it with my loofah and it actually lathers up quite well! It then leaves your skin feeling SO soft and the scent lingers for hours! Seriously though.. next time you are in Lush, pop over and check this baby out.. you will not regret it.. oh no you will not.

Grapefruit Scented Beauties!♥

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Ohhh.. there is just something about grapefruits that just SHOUTS Spring to me! Don’t you think lovelies? I think it is the lovely, fresh scent.. and the stunning pink colour of ANY grapefruit products.

Body Butter♥

My FAVES have been The Body Shop Grapefruit Body Butter*.. I know SO many of you love their body butters.. and the scent of this one is BEAUTIFUL! As you all know … Body Shop body butters are so moisturizing.. I highly recommend them girlies!

Face Wash♥

I have recently been switching up my face washes quite a bit guys (so unlike me.. I am usually a creature of habit).. and I have been LOVING the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash (alongside my Magnitone.. obvs).. it does such an amazing job at refreshing my skin in the morning and making it feel SO clean too! I ADORE the scent too.. so yummy! Make sure to try it if you haven’t already!

Deodorant♥

OK… this may sound obvious HA! Of course deodorant’s job is to make you feel fresh & clean.. but I have found the LOVELIEST smelling one EVER! It is not one of those awful ones that makes you choke if you accidentally walk in to the cloud of deodorant after you have sprayed it (we have all done it guys hehe).. it has such a lovely sweet scent! It is the Sure Bright Bouquet, with a scent of strawberry & apricot.. yum!

Fresh Faced!♥

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Of course guys.. we all know hat when Spring comes around… most of us want light, dewy looking make-up.. compared to the heavy make-up we rock in the colder months! SO….. out come our BB creams, pink blushers and cream products!! Have a peek below for a quick, spring make-up look.. using all drugstore products of course!

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Apply a thin layer of Rimmel’s 9-in-1 BB cream… this is so gorgeous and just blends into your skin perfectly! It provides light coverage..but actually does a pretty fab job at evening out your skin tone and perfecting it! Woo!

Another FAVE product of mine recently has been the Skin WOW Concealer from Seventeen*.. I use it under my eyes and OH MY.. it works AMAZINGLY at brightening up my dark, puffy eye bags! This beauty can also be used as a highlighter too!

SPEAKING OF HIGHLIGHTERS.. Collection 2000 have probably one of my FAVE products ever this Spring.. and that is their Speedy highlighter. This is such a stunning champagne coloured, cream highlighter. It really does stick to it’s name… I use this every morning as part of my work make-up .. and it is SO effortless and quick!! I use it under my brows, on my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose.. and it just gives the most beautiful highlight to your skin! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this girlies.. AND IT WAS ONLY £3.99!!

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Of course.. pink blush is a MUST for Spring time… and I have been LOVING Seventeen’s blush in “First Flush”.. this stuff is SO pigmented guys its unbelievable! It is also completely matte.. which  I like for during the day.. it just means I have a lovely natural flush to my cheeks!

For my eyes.. it is all about keeping it SIMPLE.. so a coat of Maybelline Falsies mascara is enough to leave my lashes looking GORGEOUS (if I do say so myself.. tehehe). I then would use either Maybelline Baby Lips on my lips.. or a good old nude lip! And THAT IS ALL … this just means your makeup is as natural as possible.. yet still is enough to make you look awake and fresh-faced!

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So darlings.. these are my Spring Essentials from the drugstore to make you feel all refreshed and Spring-y (I class this as a word now, hehe)… covering everything from skincare, bath products and make-up! Make sure to let me know if you have tried any of these products darlings!

So angels.. I hope you loved seeing what my refreshing, spring essentials are! I absolutely love this season as it is all about feeling fresh, awake and bright.. and swapping up your beauty products and make-up (and not just your clothes) is definitely a fab way to do this!!

Right angels.. quick catch up here! I will be completely honest.. I have felt a little distant from blogging recently as I have just not been able to do my usual catch up of blogs as I normally do. Things have just been so busy… and for some reason I have just felt so much more tired and run down than usual.. BUT I am so determined to fight through it and get back into my routine! I will definitely be using these next few days to catch up on all your blogs lovelies!! So.. anyways.. as usual work has been mega busy… I just cannot wait for the weekend (as always hehe!)… I am actually going to Leicester next week for 2 days… which should be fun! I also cannot wait to film my next video too.. I am hoping to invest in some lighting which should definitely help me.. as I am restricted to film at a certain time.. but this should hopefully help! I also have a few fashion posts that I am excited about.. so keep your eyes peeled!

OK loves.. I think that is me done for this post.. I really hope you have all been well and had a fab week too…. I appreciate every single one of you who takes the time out to read my blog/watch my videos/comment.. it honestly is the best feeling in the world!! LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!! I will see you all in my next one!!

Lots of Love

Saira♥

xo

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How to: 24 Hour Make-Up♥

Hi darlings!♥

I am SO happy it is Friday WOOP! It is the weekend and I am literally about to burst with excitement! Ha.. I surely cannot be the only one who gets this excited about weekends right? I think I just LOVE having the two days to catch up on life/blogging.. and anything else I have missed whilst working during the week!

So… this post is going to be a BEAUTY ONE WOO! It is a mix between a review and my routine.. I’ll be reviewing THREE things which have become an ABSOLUTE ESSENTIAL to my daily make-up, and just generally talking you through how I make my makeup LAST ALL DAY!

Now for me… I NEED my make-up to last me all day long, because during the week I am up from 6:30AM, and do not get home until 6PM.. and I really do not fancy touching up my make-up in the loos at work! I can imagine I would get some odd stares too hehe! Up until a few weeks ago, I SWORE by using ONLY my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, however this did leave me looking quite oily and not as “put together” by the end of the day. Sure, my foundation was still on my face, but it just did not look “in place”… does this make senses lovelies? I hope so!

The addition of 3 products has literally changed how long my makeup lasts on my face and also how put together it looks! Shall we talk about these babies? 

Magnitone – Let’s get a Clean, Smooth Base♥

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First things first angels.. you have to get your skin feeling smooth and clean! The Magnitone has been an absolute DREAM in thoroughly cleansing my skin so that ALL the makeup/dirt (ew!) on my skin is scrubbed away, and I have a lovely clean base to work with when applying my make-up. I am sure you have all heard how not cleaning your face properly can just cause your make-up to “sit” on your face, or not blend properly … since using the Magnitone, my skin has felt SO CLEAN and just unbelievably smooth! I know I probably sound like I am exaggerating (Ha… I know I am over enthusiastic about things anyway!).. but it really has made a massive difference.. and I am SO sure those of you who have it will agree too hehe!

HOW I USE IT♥

Use morning and night on my skin for a minute. If you want even MORE detail.. make sure to check out my review HERE loves… I talk about what products I use with the Magnitone, both for morning and night!

Nivea Post Shave Balm – Something For Your Foundation To “Stick” To♥

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Right moving on… this is my little secret …. I know some of you may already have heard about the AMAZING things this thing does, whereas some of you may be thinking WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU ON ABOUT SAIRA! Oh yes girlies.. raid your dad’s/brother’s/husband’s/boyfriend’s cupboards for AFTER SHAVE BALM (or just pick it up from Morrisons/Tesco/Boots for about £3).. and USE IT AS A PRIMER! Originally raved about by Nikkietutorials, apparently due to the high amount of glycerin (I think!), it acts like a glue for your foundation! Of course… it may not work for everyone, but the fact that it only costs around £2-3, it is worth a try! I think this has definitely helped my foundation to not budge during the day, and also stops oil coming through on my T-zone. It does leave your face smelling SLIGHTLY like a man for a while, but it is NOT noticeable at all.. and it wears off after about 15 minutes!

HOW I USE IT♥

You literally need the tiniest amount loves.. less than a pea sized. After moisturizing, I dot the “primer” onto my cheeks, nose, chin and forehead, then blend! I leave it to sit for a few minutes… usually I will get dressed whilst I am waiting for it to settle into my skin! I then apply my foundation/concealer as normal!

Maybelline Super Stay 24HR Make-Up Locking Spray – The Finishing Touch♥

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You would have seen a mini review on this setting spray if you read my January Faves HERE… But I have now been using it for a few weeks, and it is honestly SUCH AN AMAZING SETTING SPRAY.. I am SO happy I bought it woo! I LOVE the fact that it was SO CHEAP too.. it was under £10 guys (eeeeek!).. AND I would compare it to the Urban Decay All Night setting spray! I feel that this has been the BIGGEST helper in my make-up staying put all day. It really just does “lock” everything into place.. my foundation/blusher/highlighter stays EXACTLY where I applied it … and it doesn’t start to fade or become patchy! It does not leave my skin feeling sticky or with weird marks on …it… Yay! This product is literally amazing… if you are looking for a cheap setting spray.. make sure to try this lovelies!!

HOW I USE IT♥

After applying all my make-up, I give the spray a quick shake, and then do around 4-5 sprays so that I cover my whole face! And THAT is all!! The BEST thing to finish of your make-up routine with!

Yay! So these are the 3 things I have been using within my daily routine to really make my make-up last all day! I have noticed such a massive difference since incorporating these products .. and I made sure to test them THOROUGHLY before blogging about them and recommending them to you all! Of course darlings, I know every skin type is different… however I have found these work perfectly for me.. and KNOW they will work for someone else too!

So angels.. will you be giving any of these (or all three!) a go? I would LOVE to know if you do! Do you have something else that you use that works just as good? Seriously… I could not recommend all three products enough.. my make-up has never looked BETTER when I come home after a long day at work!♥

That is my post for today darlings…. I really hope you enjoyed it!! I LOVED writing this because I know I have found some little gems.. and really could not wait to tell you all about them!! I will see you in my next post OK? I am all set to have a wild Friday night in my PJ’s.. woooo!

Lots of Love,

Saira♥

xo

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January Favourites♥

Hi darlings!!♥

Happy SATURDAY!! I cannot EVEN TELL YOU how excited I am that it is the weekend! I have felt SO tired this whole week.. and just wanted a few days to relax and do NOTHING.. (well … besides blogging :P). I went to bed SO early yesterday (for me anyway).. and woke up this morning feeling SO MUCH BETTER!! I had nothing planned for today .. so I just did some laundry, cleaned my car.. and now I AM BLOGGING WOOP! ALSO … we have had quite a bit of snow where I am! You guys know how much I LOVE winter.. but I really want it to be spring ASAP!

So loves…my week has consisted of working.. and also ATTENDING MY FIRST EVER BLOGGING EVENT! I was invited to the Neal’s Yard store in Leeds Victoria Quarter (the VERY FANCY shopping side of Leeds)… and I cannot even tell you how excited I was!!! Let me tell you .. as soon as I walked into the store.. it smelt ABSOLUTELY DIVINE (I found that this was thanks to the steam diffuser.. as the girl there explained to me .. I am SO sorry I never got her name!!). Anyway … It was such a lovely experience for my first event as there were not many bloggers there, so I didn’t feel overwhelmed. Sunayah (the girl that invited me) was SO friendly and really knew her stuff! I had a browse of the store, a chat with the bloggers, AND A FABULOUS HAND MASSAGE AFTER! The girls then gifted us with a goody bag containing lots of organic goodies.. AND a sample of their white tea mask (which I have tried and absolutely LOVED!).

Let me give you a little bit of information on Neal’s Yard products – they specialize in completely natural, organic skincare products and have a range of products for every single skin type out there! They also have a range of supplements AND herbal remedies… as well as a special range of items for mummy and baby!! I never really looked much into organic products before, but after having a good look around the Neal’s Yard store, I have a few items I desperately want to pick up, including THIS orange facial wash, the full size version of the White Tea mask, as well as the Honey and Orange scrub!!

So angels… I would HIGHLY recommend checking Neal’s Yard out … they are definitely a more luxury brand, but if you are looking to invest a little more into your skin (like me!!), then you will LOVE THEM!!

Check their site out HERE♥

Anyways …. lets get on with this post!! First things first.. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT IS THE END OF JANUARY! I don’t think my brain can quite register that it is February next week. I hope you have all had an amazing month though darlings?

Lets see what I have been loving this month ey?

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Lush♥

Ohhh what a surprise.. it’s Lush! I think Lush is a favourite of mine every month to be fair .. I am yet to buy anything from their Valentines range.. but it is definitely high on my list!! The bath bomb above is The Experimenter, and it is a FAVE of mine as I just ADORE looking at it, and it makes my room smell AMAZING (JUST LOOK AT ALL THE COLOURS!!).. It definitely would cheer me up when the weather was dull outside… OK HOW SAD DO I SOUND THAT A BATH BOMB MAKES ME HAPPY?!

Nivea Lip Butter in Macadamia & Vanilla♥

This little angel of a product is what has stopped me from having chapped lips in January .. BECAUSE NOBODY WANTS THAT RIGHT GIRLIES? This has definitely been my go to lip product.. I have stopped using Vaseline as it is SO much greasier (ew I hate that word!) than the Nivea lip balm! I absolutely LOVE the scent of this one too!!!

Make Up Revolution’s Highlighter in Golden Lights♥

OH MY WORD LOVELIES… This highlighter is just SO GORGEOUS. I have been such a huge lover of MUR’s products.. and as soon as I saw the highlighter.. I knew I HAD TO HAVE IT. Not to mention… its 3 POUNDS! It gives your cheeks the most gorgeous sheen EVER!! I recommend it highly for those who are just starting to use highlighter.. it is SO easy to use (I am still a newbie and cannot get enough of it!!).

My Diary♥

This diary from Paperchase has been an absolute LIFE SAVER this month .. it has helped keep me organized AND is the perfect size for my handbag!! My lovely bloggers… if you don’t already, GET YOURSELF A DIARY NOW!!

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Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Concealer♥

THIS baby has helped me look SO awake in the mornings this month! I cannot believe I have gone without it for SO long… it is just SO easy to apply, lasts all day, and is SUPER cheap. You can actually see my full review HERE!

Maybelline Super Stay 24H Setting Spray♥

THIS. Oh my… it has been the BEST product I have used this whole month. I am such a massive lover of setting sprays … and this Maybelline one is SO AMAZING. Although my Estee Lauder foundation has fabulous staying power.. I still have an oily T-Zone when I come home :(. Since I have been using this setting spray.. I have noticed that my makeup looks ALMOST as good as when I left in the morning (let’s be honest, I have my make-up on from 7AM to 6PM – NO product will keep it looking EXACTLY the same for that long!). This product has become a MUST for me every morning.. it definitely has helped my make up stay put AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.. I don’t have the awful shininess I used to get! My make up also just feels “in place”, and not tacky, if that makes sense?? Quick Tip – I have read quite a few reviews from people saying this left white spots over their face.. I have NEVER experienced this .. I give it a good shake before I put it on.. maybe this has helped?

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Pom Pom Key-ring from LYDC*♥

I ADORE this pom pom … whichever bag I am using for the day .. I ALWAYS swap my little pom pom key-ring onto it! My bags feel BARE without it! It is SUCH a adorable accessory to have!!

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Doll White Teeth Whitening Strips*♥

I was lucky enough to receive these from Doll White.. and can honestly say THEY ARE AMAZING!! Having white teeth is SO important to me.. so when I received these I was SO excited to try them!! I have almost used them for the full seven days .. and have noticed a definite difference in my teeth! I also LOVE the fact that they are peroxide free.. so I didn’t notice that awful, sensitive feeling in my teeth after using them! They also left my mouth feeling so minty afterwards (YAY!!). I highly recommend them lovelies.. and know these will definitely be my choice of whitening strips in future!

LYDC Iridescent Purse*♥

I have had SO many compliments from people when I pull this little purse out.. and I can see why! It is the perfect size to fit in all my bags, and has become my little life saver (as I now store all my everyday make-up essentials/girly products in there!!).

MAC’s Creme Cup♥

I recently re-discovered this lipstick in my collection – I know I will have to put my dark lipsticks away soon *cries* (Ok.. I probably will STILL wear dark lipsticks ha!.. but I think lighter colours are suitable for the coming spring months!). I forgot how much I LOVE Mac lipsticks .. Creme Cup is a gorgeous, pinky nude colour, and is also a creamsheen formula. I have LOVED it this month.. and also know I will wear it SO much in the next few months!

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Magnitone BareFaced Face Brush*♥

I had to feature this in my January favourites.. I may have only been using it for a week.. but OH MY GOSH GUYS.. I have noticed SUCH a difference straight away! It is SO easy and quick to use, makes me skin feel SO soft AND polished. No joke loves.. I literally feel like I have had a facial every time I use it. In fact.. I love it THAT MUCH .. I will be doing a WHOLE post on it (Yayy!!!)… so make sure you stay tuned for that lovelies!!

Magnitone Bix

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WOW.. Now that was A LOT of favourites this month!! It has definitely been a BUSY month.. both blogging wise and in my life! I got my marriage registered, went to my first blogger event, worked with some amazing brands/people…. I honestly CANNOT wait for February. I am actually going to ANOTHER blogging event in February .. this one is in LONDON (eeeeeek!!!).. I am LITERALLY SO EXCITED! I also have some time off work.. so am excited for that!! 

Right loves… hope you have a fabulous Saturday evening… I think I am just having a chilled one at home, catching up on blogs and emails (as you do :P). Are you getting up to anything fun? Let me know how your week has been! I will see you in my next post loves!

LOTS OF LOVE AND HUGS TO YOU ALL!

Saira

xo

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Beauty Buys & Review!♥

Hey hey angels!!

How are you all!? Have you had a fabulous week?  I hope so! It is so weird … normally I find my weeks FLY by.. but for some reason, both me and my husband have found this week to be DRAGGING … I actually was a day ahead ha!

Anyways … I CANNOT wait for the weekend guys .. I literally want to take SO MANY OUTFIT photos, as I feel like I have not done an OOTD in a while, and I miss them! I will also (fingers crossed) be getting a new camera soon… so you should hopefully notice an improvement in the quality of my pictures (eeek!).

So lovelies … as some of you may know, I had my registry wedding last weekend.. and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to pick up some more make up! I So.. off I went early Friday morning to pick up some essentials! Boots are AMAZING because they always have some sort of offer with their beauty products! So sweeties.. should we see what made it into my basket :D….

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Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

Maybelline wake me up concealer

Now.. I have literally heard SO MANY POSITIVE reviews of this little baby .. and believe it or not, I have NEVER used concealer in my everyday make up (SHOCK HORROR!!). I thought this one would be the perfect addition to my little collection!

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Ok…. I have been using this concealer for almost a week.. and I CANNOT BELIEVE I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT IT! It is so easy to apply, blends in amazingly, and stays put for the majority of the day. I have been applying it under my eyes, around my nose and on any other blemishes. I find it doesn’t crease under my eyes … which is AMAZING! I think because I have huge, puffy eyes (please guys.. no owl eyes jokes :P), so many concealers just end up creasing.. but I found this one did not do that at all (woooooooo!). It also just makes me look SO MUCH MORE AWAKE.. So definitely does its job in waking me up (wow.. that was cheesy I know hehe!). I can definitely see why so many bloggers love it … I ADORE the foundation for the summer time too .. so cannot wait to re-purchase in a few months.. and use the foundation AND the concealer!

Maybelline Brow Satin

Maybelline Brow Satin

Now lovelies.. I only recently got into doing my brows recently .. and cannot believe I was missing this step out in my make up routine! I used to use a Rimmel one.. but I actually found that the shade was too dark for my brows.. and made me look like I had a permanent scowl HA! So.. with Maybelline doing a fab offer.. I thought I may as well pick up this product.

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I love that this product is like two products in one.. it has the brow pencil (which is actually gel) on one end, then a sponge tip which has some powder in on the other! I got the dark brown shade (see above!)… as I much prefer a full, natural brow, rather than a sharp one! If you prefer a more dramatic brow, you may not like this product.. however I think it is GREAT for daytime use. I use small strokes to apply it on my brows, then use the sponge to blend the product in. The finished result it beautiful, natural, full looking brows. I find this product SO easy to use… my brows literally will take me 2 minutes to do with this.. and I am still a newbie! If you are after a product that will fill in your brows naturally and is easy to use.. I definitely recommend this one lovelies! I also used it for my registry wedding, and applied slightly more of the pencil to give myself a more dramatic look! I am not sure how this would work for girlies who have thinner brows.. mine are naturally quite thick, so just need filling in and darkening… so if yours are similar.. I suggest you go out NOW and pick this up!

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Make-Up Locking Setting Spray

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WOW.. that is quite a mouthful (try saying it ha!)… As soon as I saw this I knew I HAD to have it!! Maybelline had an amazing offer on where you could buy one product and get another half price.. so after picking up the Brow Satin.. I put this in my basket too! Now.. if you do not already know.. I am such a MASSIVE fan of any finishing/setting spray. If you have read my previous blog post HERE .. you will know I found a dupe for the Mac Fix+ spray (in the form of THIS Boots Botanics spray) .. I talk about it more in my post.. so have a read! Seeing this Maybelline setting spray instantly reminded me of the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray… and with my registration coming up I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to test it’s lasting power (I was an emotional wreck on that day… LOTS of crying ha!). See my review below!

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I did my make-up at 11:30AM … and applied the setting spray. You have to give it a good shake too (I applied it as soon as I bought it without shaking it and my face felt a little sticky .. WHOOPS!). So… I did quite a few sprays.. then left it to dry! I then went off and had a lovely day .. checking my makeup every few hours. I was surprised to see everything was still looking in place.. despite me crying whilst giving my vows! It got to around 9PM.. and I had a good look in the mirror. Of course… I was not as fresh faced as I was earlier on in the day but my make up still looked amazing! Usually, my T-zone gets quite oily.. but it had remained oil free all day! I have been using this product every single day since, and I find that it has definitely helped my make-up stay on for so much longer! I think this product will definitely be tested in the summer when it gets warmer/sweatier (ew I know :P).. so keep an eye out for another test of it then! But for now .. I don’t think I will go a day without using this product.. it has definitely become a staple!

Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette 

I am normally not an eyeshadow girl, but I thought I would buy an affordable palette and give it a go for my registration wedding. I found this FABULOUS one .. the thing that I was drawn to was the cost.. IT WAS £2.99 GUYS!! HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE! Have a peek below for my review..

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Right… I decided to chose the neutral palette, rather than the smoky or golden, as I knew this would be the one I would get the most use out of. I was SO surprised at how pigmented each colour was.. they are all matte (I am NOT  fan of shimmery eyeshadows.. maybe because I am quite scared of them!)… and the colours are SO easy to work with for any skin tone. All I did was apply the lighter shades on my eyelid, and the darker ones to create shadows in the crease. I then used the darkest colour to line the bottom of my eyelid.. and finished off the look with winged eyeliner and mascara. I LOVED the lovely, natural look it gave.. and was also quite impressed with the lasting power of the eyeshadows… I didn’t even use a primer (PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE THOUGH!). I think this is a great everyday, affordable palette .. especially for those who do not wear eyeshadow that often! I LOVED having all the colours in one palette.. very convenient! I adore the Collection 2000 products.. I also purchased the 24hr eyeliner which I have raved about on my blog SO much.. (quick review below too!). Definitely worth a try girlies.. you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality!

Collection 2000 24 HR Extreme Felt Tip Liner

Collection 2000 24 hour Felt Tip Liner

This is my GO TO liquid liner .. one of the BEST I  have ever tried! I have re-purchased it over and over again.. and also recommend it to EVERYONE I know.

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First thing I love about this product.. the EASE of using it. It is a felt tip.. so there is no pot to dip anything in, no separate brush.. everything is just in one handy little pen! Next … the cost. It is £2.99. Yep you read that right… TWO POUNDS NINETY NINE PENCE! If that alone does not convince you to buy it .. I do not know what will. Now.. the general product itself.. no eyeliner lasts longer on my eyes than this. I have slept with this eyeliner on and I wake up with it still intact! It does not run throughout the day.. my wing stays perfect and doesn’t start to fade as the day goes on… GO OUT AND BUY THIS PRODUCT.. I know you will love it! I am the WORST at applying winged eyeliner.. but I am now able to do it within minutes thanks to this baby! It stayed put whilst I cried like a baby .. nothing worse than smudged eyeliner!!

So lovelies…. that was my little beauty haul and review!! I hope you give some of these products a go angels … I am so sure you will LOVE them all just as much as I do!!

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HAD to sneak my adorable phone case in my photo too… It is from Coconut Lane.. and you can still get 20% off everything using my code “glitterglass20” 😛

Anyway.. make sure you stay tuned on my blog .. I have a What’s In My Bag post planned .. as well as some outfit posts later this weekend!! WOOOOP… Lets get back into the fashion swing of things!!

Have a fabulous day beautifuls … and I will catch you in my next post!!

Lots of Love

Saira

xo

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New Beauty Purchases!

Hiiiiiiiii my little angels!

I have MISSED BLOGGING (IT HAS ONLY BEEN 3 DAYS SINCE MY LAST POST THOUGH WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME)… I was supposed to blog yesterday but we decided last minute to go Sheffield for some shopping and food, and didn’t end up getting home until past 11PM (eek!). As I like to sit down and chill whilst I write my posts, I thought I would leave it for the next morning. And that is exactly what I am doing .. in my PJ’s laying in bed with a candle burning, listening to the wind and rain outside. Whilst I like the weather like this when you are INSIDE (it makes me feel all wintery and cosy).. it is a NIGHTMARE when you go outside (my hijab flying everywhere, makeup getting splashed with rain, shoes getting wet.. Gahh I don’t like it). Funnily enough, I don’t mind going out in just the rain (this is what dear old umbrellas are for), but oh dear when it is wind AND rain (worst combination ever). I am hoping it dies down a little so that I can take some outfit photos (even though I doubt this) .. I will just have to bear the weather hahaa.. It may be funny to see the outfit photos from then :P.

Anyways loves … This post will feature some new beauty purchases I made over the past week. They are all things I have been needing to pick up (plus some extras), so I went to Boots and made use of their 3 for 2 :).

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Next up, we have a perfume and body spray .. now neither of these are from Boots… The perfume is Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle, which I actually bought my mum for her birthday (but cannot stop using), and the body spray is from Avon. The perfume is in such a beautiful bottle, and smells absolutely amazing! It is sweet (but not overpowering), with some floral notes too. It lasts for SO LONG, and I always get so many compliments when I wear it. It retails between £47-50 if bought off Amazon, but I know Boots have it for £62(!) for the 50ml bottle. It is also an Eau Du Parfum, so that explains why it lasts for ages :). The Avon body spray is in the scent vanilla and sandalwood, and is a nice, sweet scent, perfect for freshening up during the day. It now lives in my handbag (it is the perfect size). I think it cost around £5-£7 mark, so is affordable too! It can be purchased trough the Avon catalogue – there WILL be someone near you who is a rep and can order products for you :).

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I also FINALLY picked up a darker, berry toned lipstick (WOOHOO!).. I have been looking for one for absolutely ages, and as of yet, I don’t think my bank account would have forgiven me for purchasing Mac’s Rebel (I need to wait for payday :P). So for now, I picked up this Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in “Dark Night Waterl-Oops” (I LOVE THE NAME). It is such a beautiful colour, and is not too dark (I am still new to darker lipsticks). The only downside is because it is quite shiny, it doesn’t last as long on the lips, and I find I need to keep reapplying. I am thinking to try this lipstick on top of 107, and seeing how that lasts during the day (I can wear 107 for hours and not reapply). On the plus side.. the colour is perfect, it doesn’t try my lips out, and it only cost me £5.99 :).

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Next we have some lip butters/balms from Nivea. My husband actually bought these from the Pharmacy he works in, as they have gift sets for Christmas time in (bless him). I am such a huge fan of lip balms, and think they are ESSENTIAL when it comes to winter time, and you can never have too many right!? My favourite from the lot HAS to be the vanilla and macadamia lip butter.. oh my it smells HEAVENLY. I also find these are less greasier than the Vaseline lip balms, and feel so much more luxurious on the the lips :D.

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I also bought some mascaras, both from Maybelline. One is the “Falsies Volum’ Express” mascara, and the other “Colossal Go Extreme Volume Plus”. I love Maybelline mascaras, and think they are such a bargain for the product you get (£6.99 each!). Both do amazingly well to make my lashes look long, volumzied and dark. I think the Colossal one does a better job at curling them though :).

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The last thing I have is the “Get Up and Glow” bronzer, blusher, and highlighter palette from Barry M. Now, I needed to pick up some blusher, as my Seventeen one in “First Kiss” had smashed (boo!), and I had used up the last lot of it. However, I could NOT find the blushers AT ALL in Boots.. I am not sure if they have discontinued them?!.. All I could find were cheek stamps, which I was’t too sure about using. Anyway, I came across this Barry M Palette, and could not pass it up! You get 3 blushes, 1 highlighter, and 1 bronzer. It was an absolute BARGAIN at £6.99 too.. wooo! I never normally use bronzer, blusher and highlighter at the same time (I just usually stick to blusher), but I tried it with this palette, and loved the effect it gave to my skin! It really is worth it as you get everything in one palette, and all the colours are very pigmented and not chalky at all. My favourtie colour for the blush is the bottom left .. it is such a pretty coral/pink colour.. almost an exact dupe for Benefit’s “Coralista”. The highlighter is one of my faves too, as it is not too glittery, and looks very subtle on the skin.

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So there we have my recent beauty purchases! I am loving every single one of these, and definitely would love to know if any of you have tried them!

I am going to be off now… I think we are heading out for the day to a museum (So will hopefully not be spending too much time outside!).. so will catch up with you all later on Twitter/Instagram/My Blog!

Hope you all have an amazing Sunday lovelies!

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Lots of love,

Saira xo