I picked this lipstick up recently whilst shopping and I had heard a little about it in the blogging world before but not a lot. I don't really understand why because for me it's the perfect everyday pink. I have quite rosy lips anyway so a lot of nude pinks that are often mentioned don't really do it for me. This however is obviously pink without being too in your face or too blue! Therefore to me the perfect pink.

Just a quick post today - I went shopping yesterday (it's been too long) and here's a few make-up bits I got. I did hold myself back (there was a lot more in my basket) but the things I bought I've been meaning to get for a while and there are some really great offers on in Boots at the moment! 
Reviews will be up for all of these products within the next couple of weeks and an accessories haul will be up soon as well! 

Hope you've all had a wonderful week!

This is just a quick post to express my love for this perfume. Considering how gorgeous this last week has been I have been using this non-stop! 
The perfume I'm talking about is Chloé's Rose Edition perfume that was released last spring which I believe is unfortunately limited edition however it's not impossible to get hold of. 
As the name suggests this is a heavily rose based perfume and is described as having "floral notes of magnolia and lily of the valley and background notes of honeyed amber and cedar wood". To me that means very little - all you need to know is that this smells INCREDIBLE! I am very tempted to buy another bottle as a backup for when this one runs out in case I can't get hold of it.
So all in all if you are looking for a new spring/summer scent or even just a new perfume this will not let you down - unless you hate the smell of roses! Although it is quite expensive (as are all perfumes) I think it is completely worth it. After all, how can you say no to that bright pink bow?
July Wishlist

First of all, yes I do have three lip products I want this month. What can I say I am a lip product junkie! 

1. Essie Fear or Desire £8.50 This is all thanks to Anna from Viviannadoesmakeup - Oh my this colour is amazing! I don't have any orange nail polishes and this needs to change.

2. Nuxe Réve de Miel Lip Balm £9.50 Pretty pricey for a lip balm but this has been all over the beauty blogging world and being a sucker for lip balms this needs to be added to my collection. You also get a good 15g of product (trying to justify spending £9.50 on a lip balm!!).

3. Lucas Paw Paw Ointment  £4.45 This ointment is from an Australian brand and sounds like a general all rounder and can be used on minor burns, cuts and sunburn just to name a few. However this is said to be what Rosie Huntington Whiteley uses as her lip balm - and lets face it she has pretty good lips so whatever she's using I want. This is also very reasonably price considering you get 25g!!! Unfortunately though it's not the easiest of things to get hold of and the website I've linked above is one of very few that I can find apart from amazon and ebay!

4. OCC Lip Tar Often compared to the Sleek Pout Paints I believe however much better. I really want the colour 'Grandma' which is described as a 'True Coral'. I have seen these in a few youtube videos and the colour pay-off is incredible for the tiny amount that you need to use. I also think the packaging is really cute!

5. ASOS Colour Block Watch £18 I love the mock rose gold detailing on this and I think it would just be a great basic watch to have. It also looks like a really nice size.

Do you have any of these already or have anything you plan on getting this month?

I picked this up a few weeks ago after reading a couple of good reviews (and Superdrug had free delivery!) as I've been trying to improve my skincare routine recently.
I don't really know what I was expecting from this product but the so far I'm really liking it! The Vitamin E Oil is £2.99 for 30ml which may not seem like much but you only need to use a very small amount every time you use it so it'll last a long time. 
As it says on the bottle this is for normal to dry skin and I have exactly that. I have been applying this to the dry areas of my face just before I go to sleep and I have to say this makes your skin feel so soft and I'm hoping in the long term this is doing my skin some good!
I love the smell - it's sort of coconutty. I don't know if this is what vitamin E smells like anyway or if it even smells at all but it's lovely.
Overall I really like this product I feel it's doing some good and short term it makes your skin feel so soft. 
Vitamin E Skin Oil is Available here at Superdrug for £2.99

As much as I love the odd Lush bath bomb I rarely buy any of their other products...until now! First up is the Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter: So this isn't just a cuticle butter it can actually be used on any hard skin but the thing I love about this is the smell!!! It smells SO lemony, so if you're not a fan of lemon scented things I would stay away. The consistency is like nothing I've tried before it's very thick and ever so slightly grainy but once put on turns oily. I've been using it for about a week, applying it every evening to my cuticles and I have to say my skin is softer and looks healthier. I'm also hoping in the long term it'll improve the condition of my nails! 

Now for the face mask (Love Lettuce): I don't know if I'm missing something here but I don't understand why it's called Love Lettuce as it's described as a "seaweed gel" mask, but anyway, you can read about the mask in more detail here. I love this mask for many reasons but mainly for the texture. There are ground almonds in the mask to make it grainy which exfoliates the skin when you wash the mask off and this makes your skin feel so soft and smooth. I also feel that it calms the skin but I don't know if that's just because it smells like lavender but the fact of the matter is that I love this mask and I will definitely be trying out more! 

Do you have a favourite Lush product?

Thankyou for reading! 

I recently picked up this beauty after seeing the bright pink polish in this post on the Brooklyn Blonde's blog (which is wonderful - definitely have a look if you don't know it already). I actually don't own a bright pink colour among the 60 odd polishes that I have so this purchase was well and truly justified (of course), the picture above is two coats so as you can see the colour pay-off is very good. Also, I didn't realise until I'd actually painted my nails and thought they smelt rather nice that these are scented polishes - this one smells like cranberry's (who'd of thought it?!). This nail polish is sold out online on Boots and Superdrug however I bought this one in my local store so have a hunt if this has taken your fancy!

Thankyou for reading! 

Weekend Wishlist

Chanel Lipstick: The very heard about Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy - just a classic pink, what isn't there to want about this?!

Moroccan Oil: Again very hyped up and my hair is so dry at the ends due to heat damage and colouring so I would really like to see if this would help the appearance of it! 

Essie Cute as a Button Nail Polish: I have the weather to blame for this want. All the hot weather in England over the past few days has just made me want to paint my nails in really bright, pretty colours and this nail polish is definitely that.

Havaiannas: Again I blame the weather for making me realise I own NO classic flip flops - Havaiannas are the way to go...

Love Dress: I saw this on the love website and I'm going to a wedding soon and fingers crossed the weather will be nice! I think this would look really nice with a pair of peep toe flatforms! 

Thanks for looking! 

L'Oreal Rouge Caresse in Tempting Lilac

Burts Bees Tintes Lipbalm in Hibiscus 

Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait 

Firstly I'm not a huge lipstick fan, the hassle of having to reapply them throughout the day and needing to use a mirror to avoid looking like a clown does stop me using them as often as I'd like but the alternative I have been loving recently are tinted lip balms and butters. These have suddenly become really popular mostly due to the releases of the Revlon Lip Butters and L'Oreal Rouge Caresse's. These tinted lip products are really moisturising (unlike some lipsticks) and nicely pigmented without needing a mirror to apply them. Although the price of these is comparable to many highstreet and drugstore lipsticks I personally don't mind spending that money as I know I'll get more use out them. I will definitely be investing in some more soon! 
(The products mentioned are available in most drugstores or department stores.)

What are your favourite lip products at the moment?

Thankyou for reading! 

Sunday Wish List

Sunday Wish List by polyvorian16 

1. All Saints Beaded Skirt: Obviously this is never going to happen (with the dress being in the hundreds) but I can definitely dream!

2. Zara Plaited Leather Shopper: I can only blame this on blogs...everyone has it and it's so versatile.

3. Diptyque Baies Candle: The smell sounds absolutely gorgeous and I love candles but the slightly hefty price tag (for a candle) is holding me back!

4.Laura Mercier Mineral Powder: I do not own a powder at the moment and I've heard so much about this one, I am very tempted...

5. Rounded Wayfarers: Not the ray ban ones in particular (but if anyone would like to buy me them then please feel free) but some similar. I much prefer this style compared to the traditional wayfarer and I think they suit my face shape better (summer just needs to hurry up!).

L-R Bourjois Délice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Créme, Bourjois Blush 74 Rose Ambré

L-R Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Sippin' n Dippin', Collection 2000  Cream Puff in Fairy Cake, Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in Shy Girl

In the spring I like to start wearing more bright but still neutral/peachy colours to go into summer (although it doesn't look like we're going to be having one in England). 

There's not really much to say apart from that I love all of these products and be sure to check some of them out and maybe treat yourself with some well earned pocket money! 

On a side note: my Bourjois blush doesn't have very good colour payoff (but the colour that it does have I love!) however when I swatched the same one in the shop it was really pigmented, so I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this with Bourjois Blush's?

Thankyou very much for reading! 


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I thought I would just do a quick post about my favourite blogs at the moment and I have come up with 5 so (in true xfactor style) in no particular order...

I absolutely love this blog and have a huge style crush on mariannan! I always leave her blog lusting after her clothes and home decor. I could honestly (and probably have) look through this blog for hours! 

Not only does Esteé have an amazing blog but also a youtube channel. She is absolutely hilarious and I love how this comes across in her writing as well! Esteé's blog is mainly beauty orientated and offers lots to look at! Definitely go and have look! 

This blog feature everything from celeb gossip, uni advice, travel advice to clothing. You name it and it's probably on there, need I say more?

This has been a recent find and may I say what a great blog! It is based around money saving tips and everything related! There are some really great tips and tricks on there that I have honestly found really helpful! Not enough people know about this blog!! 

This is slightly different to the ones above. It features sort of mini articles (I don't know how else to describe them) about anything from love to everyday problems (that are often "love" orientated). Titles include 'The Friendship', 'The Hangover' and 'The Cinema'. Everything she writes is witty, clever and most of the time very true and I look forward to every post! I cannot recommend it enough! 

First things first I am no skin care expert; I usually just slap on whatever moisturiser has the word 'hydrate' on it. However recently I have had really dry patches on my face due to the weather and my skin always felt really tight and dry after using my cleanser (boots botanics skin brightening cleanser)! So I decided to do a little research into the best cleansers for dry skin and Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser kept popping up. Anyway after reading a few reviews I thought I'd give it a try.

Ponds it a very old brand and has been around for decades but don't let this put you off! The consistency of the cleanser is very thick and a little greasy. It says you can remove it using a cotton pad or with warm water. Do not use a cotton pad if you try this cleanser! Warm water and a flannel works ten times better than a cotton pad and leaves your skin feeling much cleaner. It doesn't have a strong smell and is really soothing on your face. 

After using this cleanser for a couple of weeks now I have notice an improvement in my skin and it feels a lot more hydrated. I would definitely recommend this cleanser for people with dry skin but if you have oily skin I would opt for something less thick. The texture may not be for everyone but personally I think it leaves your skin feeling smooth, clean and far from tight and dry! It's also very affordable which is always a plus! Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser is available for £4.49 at Boots.  

Thankyou for reading!  

After A LOT of hype around these in the blogging and youtube world they have finally arrived in England and last week I got my hands on one. They are described as a "Buttery balm with beautiful shiny color to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips" and they are definitely this. To start with I LOVE the packaging. The quilted pattern, see through top...everything! 

There is a really good range of colours from hot pinks to nudes. I decided to go for 'Peach Parfait', a peachy/pinky colour (believe it or not).

This colour has really pretty gold sparkles in it but that isn't obvious when on (which personally is a good thing). They're very moisturising and not sticky at all. I think these are quite unique - they are very moisturising and balm like, yet have amazing pigmentation! Some of the brighter ones are just as good if not better than some lipsticks.

The only drawback for me about these is the price. They retail for £7.99 and personally for a lip butter I think this is quite steep. Many lipsticks aren't that expensive. However because they are different to anything that's already out I can forgive them for this! 

Revlon Lip Butter's are available at Boots and most drugstores.

Have you got your hands on any of the lip butters? What are your thoughts on them?

Thankyou for reading! 

May I introduce you to a palette that I use nearly everyday. It's the sleek 'Au Naturel' palette.

 One of the reasons I love this palette is because of it's range of matte and shimmery eyeshadows. All the colours are really wearable and the dark colours make really nice liners.

(left to right: Honeycomb, Toast, Taupe, Mineral Earth, Regal, Noir)
(left to right: Nougat, Nubuck, Cappuccino, Conker, Moss, Bark) 

(Left to Right: Moss, Taupe, Cappuccino, Regal)

The colours I've swatched are my favourite from the palette. As you can see they have pretty good colour pay-off bar a few of the matte ones. I LOVE Taupe and Cappuccino for all over the eyelid and Moss and Regal look lovely in the crease.
I cannot say a bad word about any of the Sleek eyeshadow palettes! They are great value for money (£6.49 from Sleek Website), are really pigmented and all of the palettes have a really good range of colours! I really recommend the 'Au Naturel' palette along with the 'Storm' palette. Both are great!

Have you got any of these palettes?
What do you think of them?

Thankyou for reading! 

When it comes to painting nails (even if I do say so myself) I'm pretty good. However when nail art is involved I am not but after watching sototallyvlog's pamper video where she showed herself doing this (video linked below) I had to give it a go! 

The two nail polishes I use were OPI's Stranger Tides and Topshop's Hyperreal.

To create this look...
1. Paint your base colour all over the nail, I used a rose gold colour.
2. When completely dry place the corner of a piece of tape over the area you want the base colour to show through. 
3. Paint your next colour (I used a pale/pastel green) over the rest of the nail.
4. Wait until dry, peel off the tape and....voila!!

Personally I don't really like fussy nail art so this design I love! I also really like the combination of nail varnishes I used. I will definitely be using this throughout spring and summer!

Have you tried something similar to this? Do you have any other simple nail art ideas?

Thankyou for reading!

This is just a mention about a mention about a something called the blog hop. 
It's great way to be discovered and gain new followers. 
Click the button below for details on how to take part!

(Left 'Cotton Candy', Right 'Fairy Cake')

These little beauties have been surrounded by a lot of hype in the blogging world and since trying them I now understand why. They are "velvety soft, matt finish, lip creams" that come in a range of four colours.
The colours I have are 'Cotton Candy' a classic pink colour and 'Fairy Cake' a coral. Both are absolutely lovely and really unique. I've never seen anything like this available on the hight street before and for £2.99 they are really worth it! 

(Left 'Cotton Candy', Right 'Fairy Cake', Natural Light)

The formulation is lovely and smooth and doesn't highlight any dry skin on your lips if you apply a balm before. 
The staying power isn't fantastic but for the price you can't complain and although the colour range is limited you really can't fault the choice.
 I intend on getting 'Powder Puff' to mix with 'Cotton Candy' and 'Fairy Cake' to make a lighter shade (I really hope this works) and I think the coral and pink are perfect for spring/summer and I believe these are available from Superdrug and Boots! 

Have you tried these? If so, what do you think of them?

Hope you enjoyed the post! 
Let me start by saying I have thick, curly hair that was constantly getting itself into hideous knots at the nape of my neck that were an absolute nightmare to brush out. After having enough of battling with my hair every night and reading many great reviews about the tangle teezer I decided it was about to time to see what all the fuss was about. 
All I can say is that this hairbrush is amazing. I got mine in Boots and here they retail for £10.99 but I'm sure you can get them a little cheaper on ebay.
It claims to deliver "rapid, pain-free de-tangling as well as polishing hair for high shine" now I'm not so sure about the high shine factor and I wouldn't say it was "pain-free" but it's not as painful but it is definitely rapid. It takes half the time to brush my hair now and it's also very good at brushing through wet hair which my old brush was not.
I'm also in love with the packaging. I have the purple glittery one shown above but I believe it also comes in a bright pink colour so they're all quite girly, pretty colours which may not be everyones cup of tea but I love it. The size of them also makes them good to travel with.
All in all I am a tangle teezer convert and I can't see myself changing it for a regular one any time soon and hideous knots are now a thing of the past.
Rag & Bone Harlow Boots

After browsing polyvore I came across the gorgeous Harlow boots that I have fallen in love with. Unfortunately they come with a pretty hefty price tag so I shall just have to admire them from a screen however I decided to make an outfit with them (procrastinating) on polyvore, I hope you like it! 

2012 Beauty Wishlist
Nars Blush Orgasm | Naked 2 Palette | Skindinavia Setting Spray | Essie 'Island Hopping' | Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel | Essie Sheer Nail Polish | Essie 'Absolutely Shore' | Essie Sheer Nail Polish | Nars Sheer Glow | Paul & Joe Cat Collection Lipstick | MAC Blush 'Melba' | Moroccan Oil | OPI 'I Eat Mainely Lobster' | Illamasqua Skin Base | Korres Lip Butter | YSL Rouge Volupté Perle Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick

I'm sure the wishlist will grow and I'm also sure that most of these will remain on the wishlist otherwise my bank balance will be in for a bit of a shock!

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