Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Arts and Candies Accessories* Review

LOVE quirky yet cute accessories than you will LOVE Arts and Candies! This post comes at you today in collaboration with Arts and Candies and their gorgeous accessories*
I was very kindly sent these beautiful pieces and I could not believe how realistic it all looked.

About Arts and Candies
"I specialise in designing and creating unique polymer clay jewellery, mostly consisting of wearable sweets! I also created a seperate line of Lush inspired jewellery designed specially for fans of Lush cosmetics.
Making candy themed jewellery was something I initially started for myself back in 2006. I was thinking how great it would be to wear lifesize liquorice allsorts around my wrist, but my online search when I went to find such jewellery got me nowhere. So I decided I would make my own! Only I ended up making them for other people instead! From that moment I began creating all kinds of unique bracelets and accessories, all based on original ideas that I hadn't been able to find elsewhere."

Talk about one very talented lady and once you browse her etsy page, you'll definitely be spoilt for choice! she sells everything from cute bubble bar earrings to a very colourful necklace full of Lush product charms. The ultimate Lush addict's dream.
My accessories came packaged in a little box, the goodies were wrapped up in a sparkly pink tissue paper along with a cute business card and a thank you note. It's all about the little things.
This keyring was made specially for me and I cannot tell you how much I would of chosen this if I saw it in a shop, it's so me! The cupcake keyring is so stunning and it looks just like a cupcake you would find at a patisserie. The attention to detail is amazing and for such intricate pieces too! I particularly love the whipped cream style frosting on the cupcake, it looks so real! The sprinkling of glitter and the two little gingerbread men really finishes off the product well.
I have already attached the keyring onto my wallet and I have added the adorable christmas pudding necklace into my collection ready for the festive period. I'm obsessed!
I'm so happy with my new accessories and I know I will be looking to spoil myself with a Lush accessory, how fab does the Lush charms necklace look?!

What do you think about these accessories? Do you think Lush and food themed jewellery should be a trend? Let me know in the comments below!

A huge thank you to Arts and Candies for my accessories and for working with me on this very cute collab!*

Visit her lovely etsy shop here - link 

Friday, 1 June 2018

Kiko Haul

Don't you just love it when you pop into Kiko just to browse but then you end up putting products in your basket that you probably didn't need? Yeah.. I can totally relate because I ended up with these two products. Thought I will only swatch a lipstick or check out the endless array of colourful nail polishes but then you should always treat yo'self!

Smart Fusion Lipstick in 403 Soft Rose - Click (here)
A bestselling lip product and seeing the range of colours, I only wanted to do a swatch or two but then I found the colour for me. Soft Rose, a beautful nude pink is the perfect everyday colour and can suit any skin tone. This super moisturising lipstick is super creamy and glides onto the lips like a dream. The colour is very pigmented and you can really build up the coverage. There are 36 striking colours to choose from and I can totally see myself going to pick up some more. What amazed me was the quality, it really acts like a high end lipstick but without the huge price tag. This also has a gorgeous fudge/toffee like scent which is totally a plus for me! This lipstick is definitely underrated. £3.90 each

Smart Nail Lacquer in 22 Pearly Comfy Rose - Click (here)
Kiko always display their nail polish colours beautifully and arranged by colour groups. I was walking by and this particular colour caught my eye. This beautiful milky pink tone has lovely silver and pink shimmers running through the nail laquer. The compact bottle means you can travel with it easily and apply anywhere on the go. The brush is large and bristle packed which allows you to evenly apply colour without a fail. Again another underrated Kiko product, I just need to pick up some blue hues. £2.00 each

Do you have a favourite product from Kiko?

Monday, 28 May 2018

Neal's Yard Pamper Evening and trying their NEW Eye Cream

So over a week ago I went to a pamper evening hosted by Neal's Yard and boy! Did I need some me time. 
I headed down to Birmingham new street and upon arrival I was greeted and I was asked what beverage I would like to drink whilst I wait for my facial to be set up. I opted for rose water. No not the water you use on your skin ^^ but mineral water with actual rose buds. I have to admit, this tasted way better than I expected. Whilst waiting I browsed all of the Neal's Yard products and saw what skincare ranges there was to offer.
I was then asked a few questions about my skin type and what products I use regularly. My facial was then made up of five products and one being the new eye cream!
A very creamy refining cleanser was used first which took off all of my make-up and impurities, the rejuvenating toner remove any further traces of make-up and cleared my complexion in preparation for the facial. After the cleansing and toning part was completed a mattifying serum was used on my t zone to reduce shine and to minimise the appearance of pores. My favourite step included a star buy, the wild rose beauty balm. This stuff is incredible. This was applied onto my face and was kept on my skin for around 15-20 minutes. This balm smelt amazing and just like a rose garden! Once this was removed, I truly was amazed. My skin looked and felt so bright and nourished. To finish off the facial, I got to try the new eye cream. The Frankincense Intense Lift eye cream was used under my eyes, this cream has said to lift, plump, revitalise and brighten the eye area.

About the new eye cream:
Age well with our certified organic eye cream and join the women who agree their eye area is visibly lifted after using it. Scientifically formulated to target skin that’s starting to show a lack of firmness, elasticity and definition, including deep lines and wrinkles around the eyes, we’ve added a tailored Revitalise Blend of green tea caffeine, turmeric and organic green coffee seed oil to revive the eye area.

I was so happy with the outcome, The products worked really well together and went with my combination skin type very well. I know I will be looking into treating myself to these products because it really works. My top picks include, The wild rose beauty balm and the mattifying serum.  All of the products felt very lightweight and was very fast absorbing. I think with prolonged usage, my skin will look it's very best.

Check out the NEW eye cream here - link // £55