Sunday, 10 January 2016

2015 Beauty Favourites

Today's post is all about a few of my beauty favourites from 2015. I have many favourite as there was some amazing launches of new products but I have decided to narrow it down to the top 10 so here they are in no particular order...

1. Mac Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage - £21.00  - I have had this for about a year now, it is my first primer but I can really tell the difference to my make up when I use this underneath it definitely works and make foundation go on so much more smoothly.

2. Sephora Matte Lip Cream in 03  I bought this last February while I was in Paris and I am so glad I did! It lasts so well and I really want to get some other colours.

3. Max Factor Creme Puff  Blush in Seductively Pink - £8.99 - I love this blush so much I have just bought another one as I have hit the bottom of this one! Its such a lovely colour and the slight shimmer gives a glow to the skin.

4. Loreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Beige A Nu - £7.99 - This lipstick is such a pretty nude and is so creamy. I also really love the smell of these lipsticks, I also have two other colours too.

5. Garnier Micellar Water - £4.99 - Since I discovered this I have never used anything else to take my make up off. Its so affordable and is so similar to the famous Bioderma. Also one bottle lasts for ages which is so good!

6. Collection Extreme 24 hour felt tip Liner in Black - £2.99 - I picked this up about 6 months ago because I wanted a different liner to using gel all the time and I am so glad I did. I am so impressed with this because every other felt tip style liner I have used had dried up too quickly and this one is still going strong! It is really black and so quick and easy to apply, I highly recommend!

7. Benefit Roller Lash - £19.50 -  I first tried this when I got a sample in a magazine and when it came out I bought one with my Boots card points. It is definitely the best mascara I have ever used and recommend to everyone to try if you like really defined, curled lashes! I got another one for Christmas which I was so happy about because my other one ran out.

8. Stila In The Moment Palette - £25 - I bought this on the Birchbox website after I earned points to spend after reviewing the boxes I used to get. It has such lovely eyeshadows from neutral to some dark browns and purples. I especially love the shade instinct for a brow bone and inner corner highlight.

9. My Mac Palette - £35 (so far) - I got this with some vouchers I got for my birthday and I love all the shades I have picked so far. I have Antiqued (dark copper orange shade), Sketch (a deep purple shade) and Charcoal Brown (medium brown shade).

10. Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush - £10.55  - I bought this from Feel Unique after my friend told me how good it was and I also didn't really have a brush like it. Its so good at blending shadows perfectly and I use it all the time.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Naked Smoky Palette

Today's post is going to be about one of the newest palettes from Urban Decay! I was lucky enough to receive the Naked smoky palette for Christmas this year and I was so happy about it because I really wanted it ever since I saw it come out in July. I have many palettes but I really wanted some darker colours and some cool tones. The palette has 12 shades including mattes and shimmers and also includes and a double ended brush with a pencil brush on one end and a fluffy blending brush on the other. The brushes from Urban Decay are really good so I can't wait to try it!

The shades from left to right; High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, Black market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust, and Thirteen.

One of the things I love about this is of course the packaging! What make up lover doesn't?! The smoke pattern on the front and the box it comes in is so pretty! 

My favourite colours are Armor which is a dark grey with glitter in and combust which is matte very pale beige colour which is good to blend out the grey shades in the crease. Although I have used it quite a few times I am still playing with colours and I know I will get so much use out of it.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

My last five months on Instagram! July - November 2015

So after over five months of not blogging I have decided I really want to get back into it. I can't believe its been that long I have just been so busy with the student placement I am doing at the moment that I just haven't had the time! Also I didn't have the best summer and was not feeling myself. I feel better now but to be honest I just want this year to be over and I am looking forward to the start of a new year!

Today I thought I would share some photos from my Instagram from the past five months. I love Instagram and I have done these types of posts before but as I have said before I like to look back on the photos I take...

It is just a selection of photos because I had 27! From left to right and top to bottom...

1. From my brother's graduation in July.

2. The new bikini and necklace I bought in the Asos sale for my holiday.

3.The Moroccan chickpea soup I made when my friend came to see me.

4. Me and my friend from uni who came to visit as she has now graduated and I don't see her as often as I would like.

5. The amazing lunch I had at a place called The Kitchen in Howden. It was so nice and the crisps came in a mini plant pot which was so cute.

6. Me and my best friend Abbie, really love this photo which was took when we went to see our other best friend in Newcastle in October.

7 and 8. A few arty shots of the cocktails we had in Newcastle at Lola Jeans. Would recommend for cocktails they are so good!

9. Back in Hudds where me and my uni friends when to try Turtle Bay which has opened recently.

10. A new nail Essie nail varnish I bought, I kept seeing it on Instagram and I had to have it. Its called Leggy Legend and is such a pretty colour!

11. I recently had some time off and I went on holiday to Tenerife with my parents. It was just what I needed and the hotel and the views were amazing. I loved every minute and didn't want to come home!

12. Took advantage of duty free and treated myself to the Victor and Rolf Flowerbomb perfume it was still £44 but I saved about £25!

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

This has been my June 2015

I have done this type of post a few times before and I really like them as its nice to look back on the photos of the month. This past month I haven't been up to much other than relaxing before I start my work placement next Monday. I think I am a bit addicted to instagram as I have nearly 500 photos but anyway here are my photos from the month of June...

(from left to right and top to bottom)
1. It was one of my friend's birthday's so I made her a cake, it was chocolate marble cake.
2. I painted my nails a pretty lilac colour (Rita Ora for Rimmel Wild-er-ness) with silver tips.
3. I had a night in with my besties which I really enjoyed especially the prosecco!
4. Me and my two best friends had a Costa in the sun, we had to make the most of it since we don't get many sunny day in the UK. Also if you are a fan of their fruit cooler the new strawberry and watermelon one is so good!
5. After our drinks at Costa we sunbathed and took some photos (see more of them on my OOTD post here)
6. I painted my nails with a nail varnish my Nanna gave me, it is an Avon Mineral Crush one in Amethyst (review coming soon)
7. Me and my bestie Abbie had a baking day which was a success, my favourite thing were the brownies.
8. One of the photos me and my mum had done. it was her mother's day present which she really enjoyed.
9. More photos of me from the photo shoot, I think the black and white ones look amazing!
10. A selfie from the other night when I went out with my family to celebrate my brother's 1st class masters degree! I am very proud of him.
11. A kimono I made to wear in summer, I made use of my sewing skills and it means I have one that is a one of kind!

Even though I haven't done much I have enjoyed spending time with friends and chilling out at home. If you want to follow me on instagram it is


Thursday, 25 June 2015

Zoeva Wishlist

A few weeks ago as I was looking on my Bloglovin feed I came across quite a few reviews on a really pretty eyeshadow palette and I found out that it was from the brand Zoeva. The eyeshadow palette I wanted was the new Cocoa Blend palette and is a palette of warm shades which I love! I had heard of them before but it wasn't until I was looking on Beauty Bay I realised how reasonably priced everything was so today I thought I would do a wishlist of the things I would really like to get at some point...

Cocoa Blend eyeshadow palette - £15.50

Rose Golden complete eye set - £56.95

125 Stippling Brush - £11.50

106 Powder Brush - £11.50

105 Luxe Highlighting Brush - £11.50

Thursday, 18 June 2015

OOTD - Monochrome Jumpsuit

Last week I went into the charity shops with my mum and was so happy to find a really nice jumpsuit. I had been looking for one for ages but every time I tried them in the high street shops they never fit me quite right, they were either to long and baggy or not long enough in the body and just didn't look right.

When I tried it on and was surprised to find it fit me I knew I had to get it! It is a TU at Sainsburys one and it actually still had the tags on which said £22 but I got it for just £6.99! I really love it and the fact it was such a bargain is even better!

Jumpsuit - Charity shop £6.99
Black Asos vest top  -  Charity shop £3.99
Shoes - New Look £19.99 (here)
Denim Jacket - Charity shop (can't remember the price)
Black rucksack - Primark £10.00

Earrings - Topshop £6.50 (here)
Diesel sunglasses - TK Maxx £10.00 (here)
Necklace - Pia £26 (here)

(Anna on the left and Abbie on the right)
I wore this outfit last week when my friends came and as all my ootd posts Anna (from the blog Stylishimoto) was my personal photographer. I really love the photos she took especially the close ups. My friend Abbie also has a blog called Ohabbiee.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

My 100th post - The 5 things I love about blogging

I can't believe that today my blog is 1 year old and it is also my 100th post! I started my blog as something to do in my spare time and also a place to put all of my fashion, hair, nails art, make up ideas and other life events.

For my 100th post I am going to right about the 5 things I love about blogging, hope you enjoy and here is to many more years of The Beauty Bouquet!

1. That it is creative, I enjoy playing around with layouts and editing photos.
2. That it allows me to forget about everything for a while and concentrate on writing.
3. I get to write about things that I love, especially make up!
4. It has got me more into reading different blogs because I now have Bloglovin.
5. Thinking of new ideas for blog posts and taking photos.

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