2016 Favourites

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In 2016 there were a lot of products I used again and again. Here are a few of my 2016 favourite products.

Spectrum Brushes:
During 2016 I bought quite a few Spectrum Brushes. They are not too expensive, they are very pretty looking, they are very soft and they don’t malt. The brushes are vegan and cruelty registered. I first heard of Spectrum Brushes on Twitter, I noticed a lot of beauty bloggers were using them and recommending them. I also saw celebrities were starting to review and advertise them. I bought my first set in the sale and I couldn’t stop using them. Recently my collection has grown and I now understand why they are always selling out. You can visit Spectrum brushes at: https://www.spectrumcollections.com/

MUA Highlighter:
I am obsessed with highlighters and I think it has to be my favourite make up product to apply. My friend recommended the MUA highlighter to me this year. It is only £3.00, is very pigmented and comes in a lovely pink or white shade. I highly recommend this highlighter because it is great value for money. http://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Undress-Your-Skin-Highlighting-Powder—Pink-Shimmer/p/633150

MAC Lipstick (Persistence):
I think everyone knows how much I love my MAC lipsticks! A shade I used a lot last year was ‘Persistence’. This is a matte shade and is a nude lipstick. This shade goes with a lot of make up looks and it is quite subtle.

Lazy Days Zoella Candle:
I love candles. I always have to light a candle whilst I am chilling in my room. When I heard that Zoella was bringing out a range of candles I was really excited. My boyfriend bought me ‘Lazy Days’ for our lazy Sundays. It is a calming scent and quite fresh. They are £10.00 from Superdrug.

Instax Mini 8:
I have had my Polaroid for a few years now and I still love it. The film is quite expensive but the Polaroid does capture the cute memories.

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NYX Liquid Lipsticks:
NYX came to my local boots store this year so I have been trying a few of their products. I have tried their liquid lipsticks and they are amazing! They stay on for a really long time, they have lots of different shades and they are only £6.50. They are light on the lips which is great because some liquid lipsticks are very thick.

MAC Air of Style:
I have never tried MAC perfume before but I love MAC Air of Style. It is quite a fruity scent and it stays on for a while. It’s a little pricey for just 30ml, but the smell is gorgeous!

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray:
Urban Decay setting spray is the best setting spray you can buy in my opinion. I just couldn’t believe how long my make up stayed on for – especially after a night out. It is about £22 but I do believe it is worth if. I bought mine from Debenhams!

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Sleek I Divine Palette Enchanted Forest:
I have bought from Sleek a highlighter, eyebrow and contour kit but I have never purchased their eyeshadow until last year. I loved the shades in this pallete and they blended nicely. The eyeshadow is pigmented and stays on. I love how I can pop this small pallete into my bag or take it on holiday. I bought mine from Boots: http://www.boots.com/en/Sleek-I-Divine-palette-Enchanted-Forest_1744236/

iPhone 6s:
Another thing I loved last year was my new iPhone 6S. I had the iPhone 5s before which I had for 3 years. It had been dropped a few times, was a little bit scratched, the silent button had broke and the screen didn’t always work. I bought my iPhone 6S in a rose gold because I thought it was so pretty. It is a lot better than my old phone, bigger screen, quicker and the camera is higher quality.

Disney:
There were some great new films which came out last  year. Finding Dory had to be my favourite, new 2016 film. The otters were SO CUTE! If you have watched Finding Dory you will know exactly what I am talking about. My boyfriend bought me baby Finding Dory because she is just adorable. I watched Big Hero 6 for the first time last year and I think it is my all time favourite disney film. It is quite emotional but I think everyone needs a Baymax in their life…and I now have one.

So they are just a few of my favourites from 2016. Please let me know what yours were! I’d love to discover some new products.

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The Liquid Lipsticks Hype

Hey guys,

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I have noticed there has been a huge craze on liquid lipsticks and think this happened when Kylie Jenner brought out hers. I have joined the hype and bought some to see what the craze is all about. So far, so good.

The first two I bought were the NYX Lingerie lipsticks in the colours Lipli12 and Lipli02. I have to say I am impressed! The first time I wore one of these was for a night out and it stayed on all night, I barely had to touch it up. Usually on nights out I have to constantly keep topping up but I didn’t need to for this! They have a range of colours and they are very affordable. I have never bought anything from NYX but when it moved into my local boots it has now become one of my favourite make up brands.

Another one that I purchased was the Borjois liquid lipstick in the colour velvet. This only has a matte finish, so it doesn’t dry completely like the NYX versions. I love this colour as it goes with a lot of my make up looks. However I found that it didn’t stay on for as long as the others.

Due to Autumn coming up, I decided I wanted a more autumnal liquid lipstick, so I went and bought a Sleek one. Now this is more of a matte lip cream but I treat it like the same. I got this in the colour Vino Tinto and it is perfect for Autumn. This stays on for such a long time.

I love liquid lipsticks because they are so easy to apply, last ages and they are not sticky like most lipgloss.

I highly recommend you to try one! Which is your favourite?

Inspired Elegance xxx

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Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions 3 Step Review

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Hey!

So I have been getting a lot of spots and redness lately so I treated myself to some Clinique skincare products. My bestfriend recommended this to me and now I am recommended it all to you!

So I have been using this for about a week now every night and I am already noticing the results. My redness isn’t as bad anymore and my spots are slowly starting to clear up.

First you use the Anti Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam. I just squirt a little bit on my hand and rub it into my face.

Then you use the clarifying lotion. I recommend you shaking it before you use it as some of the product settles at the bottom. I pour a little bit of this onto a cotton pad and then dab it onto my face. It is a little strong and you can feel it on your skin but this is to unclog your pores. Then you use the clearing moisturiser and apply it all over your face.

It doesn’t take long to do this routine, it only takes me about 10 minutes. The results are great!

I highly recommend this product and it is at an affordable price of £25.00. You can purchase it here at Boots.

Let me know if you have used this product before and what the results were for you?

Inspired Elegance xxx

 

Autumnal make-up

Hello lovelies,

The leaves are finally turning brown, the air is starting to cool and the days are becoming shorter. Autumn is here. Autumn is my favourite season, I get so excited for it. Maybe too excited…

I love the colours in autumn. I love going on walks as I think that everywhere looks so pretty. I find that I wear nicer clothes in Autumn compared to Summer and Spring and I have no idea why.

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So today I thought I’d blog a few of my make up items that I will be wearing these next few months. I wear a lot of browns and golds with a dark shade of lipstick.

I recently just treated myself to a new Mac lipstick in the colour ‘Sin’. This shade is gorgeous and it is perfect for Autumn. If you are a little nervous of wearing a dark shade,  use a lipstick brush and gently apply it on with the brush instead of using the lipstick straight to your lips. This then makes it a lot lighter and then you can gradually start building the layers up when you feel a little more comfortable.

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I have just bought Tanya Burr’s new eyeshadow quad. I think this is just ideal for autumn as it contains golds and browns. It also has a really cute glitter shade which is nice for if you are going out. I have been loving the sleek contour kit lately and I find that this is such a nice shade. It isn’t too dark for my skin and it blends in so nicely. The highlighter I have been using by Rimmel gives your cheeks that little shine as they can become quite rosey in the autumn time. I find that I use a little more foundation in the Autumn and Winter time as my cheeks and nose get very red, so Rimmel’s 25 hour foundation is really ideal for me. The concealer I have been using lately has been giving me some great coverage under my eyes, it is at such a good price as well!

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Let me know what your favourite Autumnal beauty products are; I look forward to reading them!

Inspired Elegance xxx

Primark Haul

BeFunky_null_65Hey guys!

I hope you are all okay. So I went on a huge shopping spree the other day in Primark. I literally never shop in Primark because I never find anything I like…however I found a lot of stuff the other day when I went! So I thought I would talk to you guys through what I bought as there maybe a few things you would like to treat yourself to.

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So I will start from left to right. Due to me going to Barcelona soon I bought some little shampoo, conditioner and shower gel bottles as well as toothpaste. These were all about £1.00. I just thought I might as well get them now so I don’t leave it till last minute. Secondly I got myself some new pyjamas! I was quite gutted actually because for Christmas I usually get one pair of new pyjamas and then I always wear them on Christmas night, but this year I got none. So I got some blue and white checkered shorts and then a cute blue top to go with them. The bottoms were about £4.00 and the top was £3.50. I also got some long checkered pj bottoms as in the winter I get quite cold and they are nice to lounge around in the house. These ones were £6.00.

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Then I got some t-shirt bras. I found that I literally have no white bras that fit me. So when I wear white tops you can always see my bra through it which is quite annoying. So I got some comfy, t-shirt bras just for everyday use and to wear under my white tops. Both of the bra sets were £3.00 each.Then I saw this cute little make up bag…for only £3.00! It is my favourite colour, decent size and has a really cute bow on it. I thought it would be perfect to take to Barcelona with me as well. I also got some dark grey trackies for £6.00. I am starting to do a lot more exercise and keep fit so I thought they would be perfect to do jogs in and go to the gym when I have time. I got some cheap trainers! I literally have no running trainers what so ever so these will be good for what I need them for. These were only £12.00! Then lastly I got some pretty little ankle socks. In the summer I wear a lot of these types of socks with rolled up jeans and converse. The ankle socks were £1.50 however the ones in a pack were £2.00 and some were reduced to £1.00.

So I hope you find some bargains in Primark because I sure did.

Inspired Elegance xxx

Outfit of the week 3

Hey guys!

BeFunky_DSC_0094.jpgI haven’t done an outfit of the week for a while now, so I thought I would do one! So in the Christmas holidays I went sale shopping and found this gorgeous dress. Unfortunately it wasn’t in the sale but I just couldn’t resist. I’ve been looking for a dark blue and white striped dress for ages so when I found this one I was very happy. This dress was from Miss Selfridge and it was £20.00 however with my student discount I got it for £18.00 (the perks of being a student). I like the back of the dress as it makes it different, however it means you have to wear a strapless bra. I style this dress with black tights, a leather jacket and high heeled boots.

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