Sunday, 23 February 2014

Top 5 Beauty Wish List

I had so many things in my beauty wish-list that I would probably never get round to buying, so I narrowed it down to my top 5 (it is in no paticular order).

1. Select Cover-up: Mac £15
This concealer looks amazing, it's had so many good reviews and looks like a really brilliant illuminating concealer for under eyes. It is meant to be pretty good for blemishes as well! I really want to try it out.

2. Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner (perfect black): Too Faced £15
This eyeliner looks absolutely amazing. When I swatched it in the shop it came out so intense and creamy and beautiful. I just love it and want it so so much. 

3. Colourburst Lip Butter (juicy papaya): Revlon £7.99
All of this range is so pretty and meant to be very moisturising. They are quite sheer, so are very soft and natural on the lips but still show a little colour so I think they would be really useful for a quick-fix. 

4. Colour Tatto 24hr Eyeshadow (permanent taupe): Maybelline £4.99
 I have wanted one of these for so long. They are all such pretty colours and have some great reviews. I love every product from maybelline that I have tried so hopefully these live up to the expectation. 

5. Micellar Cleanising Water: Garnier £4.99
This is meant to be a fantastic Bioderma dupe so I really want to give it a try. It seems like a really good cleanser that will be brilliant for removing makeup when I can't be bothered to go through the whole cleansing fiasco. 

What is your wish list like? Have you tried any of the products that are on mine? 
I hope you enjoyed this post and had a wonderful weekend!
<3 Ellen xxx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Collective Haul

I'm sorry that it's quite a long time since I have posted, but I have been super busy (revising for mocks, which is not so fun....) and after posting nearly everyday for a month a little break was probably needed. 
This post is going to be a haul of a few things that I picked up over the last two weeks or so-leftover Christmas money is just great!

I picked up this brilliantt t-shirt from TopShop. I really like the design of this, it's just so cute and I love the na├»ve cat print. It will be great to wear just with jeans and some ankle boots or converse for a really simple and easy look. I think it was £15.

For the 4th time, I repurchased the Lasting Perfection concealer from collection. I love this concealer, but am pretty sure I don't need to say much about it asset try much every beauty blogger raves non-stop about this product, and if you haven't heard about it, than I have no idea where you have been!

I bought a gorgeous Barry M nail varnish in the colour vanilla. It is matte, which is really exciting because I have never tried a matte nail varnish before. The colour is a very light pinky-purpley nude that is almost beige (really don't know how to describe the colour but I am wearing in the picture above) and I love it. It was £3.99.

I also got a mac lipstick, which was actually a gift but I couldn't not include it. It is in the colour pink plaid and has a matte base. It is such a pretty pink that is so easy to wear and I think it works really well as a matte lipstick. 

The final things I got recently are two books. I ordered these off - which for those of you who don't know sell books for cheaper than their retail price and always has a great offer on. Right now they are doing free delivery for orders over £10 which finishes at midnight tonight, so go check that out if you want to. They arrived yesterday and I was so excited because I can't wait to read them.
The first book is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It was £6.39 saving me £1.60! It is a dystopian novel set in 2044 when the world is an ugly place- oil has run out, the climates wrecked and many people are in poverty. There is this game called OASIS which is a virtual utopia and people are pretty much logged on to it all the time to escape the real world. But then the creator of the game dies with no heir, but he has left behind him a series riddles scattered throughout the OASIS. Whoever solves these riddles will be allowed control of the OASIS and receive his massive fortune. It sounds so good and interesting and a brilliant, unique idea. Everyone who has read it loves it! This book also has a lot of 80s pop references in it, so I am really interested to see if I will understand them and how they add to the story.  
I also got The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan. Again it was £6.39 saving me £1.60. I'm not too sure what this books is about exactly, but I know it is a YA (young adult) love story set in New York. The story is told through snapshot moments and each snapshot starts with a word that describes or fits in with what that moment is about. This seems like a really interesting format, so I am really excited to read this. I have already read something by David Levithan and loved it so hopefully this one will be jut as good. 
So that is everything I have bought in February so far. I hope you enjoyed this post and are having a great day!
<3 Ellen xxx