This is a lip colour that I've been loving for quite a while now. After seeing Mac Lip Liner in Spice across Instagram I decided to purchase it a few months ago (as seen in the photo on the right). The matte formula of the liner means it has really good staying power; however, I usually dap a little lip balm on throughout the day to stop my lips looking dry instead of matte. Spice is quite a dark nude/brown in comparison to the lipstick in the photo on the left (Mac Velvet Teddy) but I love wearing Spice day and night.

If you don't feel like going for a darker brown/nude then Velvet Teddy is the perfect choice. After being coined the lipstick of choice for Kylie Jenner everyone went crazy for this colour and for good reason. To me it's the perfect nude that isn't too dark for everyday make-up and isn't pink or coral in any way which I really like as I find a lot of nude lipsticks are. Together the liner and lipstick look great but I think they're even better on their own.

So, if you're a fan of Velvet Teddy I would definitely recommend checking out Spice at your local Mac counter this weekend. The liners are also a couple of pounds cheaper than the lipsticks which makes me feel much less guilty about buying them!

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It's been a very long time since I last blogged, Uni got in the way and before I knew it over a year had passed - I've almost finished my 2nd year which is absolutely terrifying. However, I'm determined to get blogging again and thought I'd start off with another 'pinspiration'. I'm starting to transition into spring clothes but I just can't part with my black jeans yet so these outfits offer some inspiration for some refreshing alternatives.
If only Pinterest had an "add to wardrobe" button...we can all dream!

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About 4 months ago I had my long, overgrown mop chopped to just above my shoulders. This was a massive change for me and although I found it was a lot quicker to style I felt I needed to do more with it to avoid it looking plain. So, today I'm sharing with you some products I like to get that messy/wavy style.

I have naturally curly hair and just blowdrying and popping a bit of product in it doesn't cut it. Two products I use without fail are the Percy & Reed Finishing Polish which I run through the mid-section of my hair before spritzing some of the Samy Fat Hair Thickening Spray  into my roots. I don't blowdry with a brush, I just rough dry it all over the place before leaving it to air-dry. The Finishing Polish keeps my hair from becoming too frizzy whilst blowdrying and the Thickening Spray is great for a bit of lift at the roots.

The next three products I use for styling once after I've straightened/tamed/curled my hair so it's wavy. I usually style my hair just before I go to sleep so when I wake up it looks a bit more natural and "lived in" - plus I get more time to have a lie-in as all I need to do is add a bit of product and I'm done. My favourite of the lot is the L'Oreal Matt & Messy Shine-Free Spray which is great for adding texture if your hair is looking a bit flat or limp. It doesn't feel too crunchy or sticky and lasts well. The Samy Fat Hair Amplifying Hairspray is fantastic to add volume and hold but less is most definitely more with this. It's quite sticky and you can definitely feel it in your hair so I only use this when I really need to. Once I've use this up I'll be on the look out for something different - I don't think it's worth the £6.95. Finally, the newest addition is the got2be Beach Matt Texturizing Salt Spray. I got this as I'd heard good things and so far I'd say it's good for adding wave and texture but I've found it very easy to use too much and annoyingly the nozzle doesn't disperse the product very well. I have my eye on the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray but I cannot bring myself to spend £18 for 75ml...Why so expensive Oribe?!

If any of you have any recommendations for hair products that add texture without weighing hair down I would love to hear them!!

Thankyou for reading


I'm sure most of you aware of the Dr Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm which has received copious amounts of attention in the blogosphere but today I'm reviewing this gem which is yet to gain the recognition it's sister has. I have tried both the Water Fuse and obviously the Platinum but after trialing both alongside each other, I think I prefer this one. The consistency of this balm is thicker and it has slightly more coverage but is definitely still a BB cream not a foundation. I have relatively normal skin with the odd dry patch and I found the Water Fuse balm to almost highlight my dry areas, whereas the more dewy finish of this one felt like it was nourishing. Now, this balm is actually targeted at aging skin (I'm only 18) so don't be put off by this as it really doesn't affect the finish and purpose of the product on younger skin in my opinion. To add to the brilliance of this fantastic balm it's not too dark for my skin! I'm quite fair and most BB creams I've tried in the past have just ended up looking orange or too dark so to have finally found a "one shade suits all" product that doesn't make me look like I've had a dodgy tanning experience is amazing. The only thing I would say with this is that if you have oily skin this may not be for you; its leaves a very dewy finish and as the consistency is quite thick some may think it feels too heavy on their skin. 

Dr Jart+ Beauty Balms are currently on offer at Boots at very good prices! 

Have you tried the Dr Jart+ Beauty Balms? Which do you prefer? 
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