Friday, November 22, 2013

New Rituals

As I'm hosting what seems to be an endless pity part for me and my tonsillitis I have been treating myself to some of my favourite glossies, including the December issue of Marie Claire which happened to include quite the treat. Enter Ritual's Fortune Scrub

I love a good scrub and boy is this one good!! Firstly, lets chat about its glorious smell - Sweet Orange and Cedar. Ahhh is all I have to say. As for its scrubbing abilities, it is rough enough to make it feel like you are actually scrubbing away all that dead skin, yet gentle enough so that it isn't painful or irritating on the skin. I've found this to be the perfect scrub and will definitely be re-purchasing it once I run out of this one (even though that will probably take a little while seeing as the people over at Marie Claire were generous enough to give a full size 150ml bottle!) 

It retails for £10 but can be bought with the current issue of Marie Claire for £3.90 (Bargain!).

Have you tried anything from Rituals? If so what, and how do you like it?

Love, Em

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Rockateur

Even though I know there are countless reviews of this new boxed addition to Benefit's blushers I wanted to do one myself. Simply because I used be a big 'no-blusher' kinda gal and also because this bad boy made me see how incredible a blush can be. I'll make it nice and quick - I mean there's only so much you can write about a new product you're loving (not really, I could probably go on for ages.) Anyway, to the point. 

Rockateur is a lovely rosegold like blush with a hint of shimmer which gives you a gorgeous dewy, healthy look. The consistency is very smooth and it blends easily and seamlessly into a natural looking, gorgeous flush of colour. It has a quite fresh, slightly floral scent to it but nothing too overpowering once it's applied. As for staying power, I find that it lasts for however long my foundation lasts which obviously depends on which one I'm wearing that day, but I would say it does stay on for a good 6-8 hours without needing a touch-up. The only thing I am not a massive fan of it the brush it comes with which is just a bit awkwardly shaped, or the design on the box - I find it a bit tacky. But don't judge a book (or a blush) by its cover (box)! The product is great and that's really all that matters.

You can pick it up here at Feelunique for £23.50

If you've tried it, let me know what you think in the comments :) And also, if you haven't already you can follow me on Bloglovin here - that way you'll never miss a post ;)

Love, Em

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Easy & Quick Day-To-Night Look

So I guess we can all agree on that consistent posting is not my strong suit...
Today however I decided to do a whole 'day-to-night' dedicated post all on how I very quickly transform my normal day look into a much more dramatic and glamorous night-look. Grab your Rimmel Scandaleyes products and one of your UD Naked palettes and lets get to work.


For the base I kept it light and natural with some BB Cream and a light stroke of bronzer/blusher.  On the  eyes I used th Rimmel Shadow Stick on my outer corner, blended that in with the Eye Paint and then lined the upper lashline and outer corner of the lower lashline with MAC's Teddy. After some curling of the lashes I added my go-to mascara.


I wanted my nighttime look to be quick but still flawless and quite dramatic. I touched up my foundation with True Match (a new little favourite), then did some contouring with Hoola and added a bit of glow with my TopShop Crescent Moon highlighter. With a little pencil brush in my hand and some tissue under my eye to catch any fall down I used the matte black in the Naked2 palette to create a strong, but well blended outer v shape. I took it into the crease a bit and along half of the lower lash line. Could also have done this using the colour Creep from the original Naked palette. I made sure to build up the v shape to be very black, smoky and intense. I added the gorgeous gold colour Half Baked to the lid space not 'occupied' by the black, then took it along the inner half of the lower lash line. I made sure to make the gold very upaque before I softly blended the line between gold and black to soften the harshness of it.

Then after a quick coat of mascara I was done. It might sound like a long process but trust me it wasn't. I hope you all enjoyed this post. I am going to try and do a weekly post from now on as I think that is a realistic goal. If you have anything you'd like me to blog about then let me know and I will get on it! Also, thank you to everyone who follows me on Bloglovin - I just hit 100 followers the other day and I am so so thankful to all of you who read my blog. If you haven't yet but want to you can go here to follow me! 

Love, Em