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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London Fun!

Hello lovelies,

I went to London on Monday and stayed overnight with my boyfriend! I needed a break after all the college work I have been doing. I had a lovely time. I turned my phone off for 2 whole days just because I didn’t want to speak to anyone else, I just wanted it to be me and my boyfriend.

When we first arrived we couldn’t check into the hotel until later on so we went for a walk around Hyde Park. The weather was lovely and I couldn’t believe how big the park was! We went to the water fountains and then went to Princess Diana’s memorial, it was beautiful. We were starving! So we decided to walk through the park to Oxford Street. We went in a few shops and ended up going to the Debenhams café for a bite to eat. I treated my boyfriend to a burger and chips and I had a pizza. I couldn’t get over how big the Debenhams was in London! It was huge.

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By the time we had eaten, it was time to check in. We walked back to our hotel and it was amazing. I haven’t stayed in something so luxury in my life. The bed was king size, the bathroom was a wet room, the shower was a power shower, the bathroom had heated flooring and you had a card to swipe to get into your room. We were knackered from all the walking but I still wanted to see so much more.

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We then walked to see Buckingham palace, Big Ben and the London Eye. Unfortunately it started raining which was a bit annoying but luckily I came prepared and brought an umbrella with me! We were quite cold so we stopped at our favourite café ‘Caffe Nero’ and had a hot drink to keep us warm. We then went to Covent Gardens and looked around some of the cute shops. We started to get really tired from all the walking and we couldn’t wait for food.
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In the evening we went out for a meal at a Chinese restaurant, the staff were polite, it was quiet and reasonable pricing. I really enjoyed my food as well. After we had eaten we were practically running because we were so excited to get into bed. Most 18 year olds would want to go out for a drink but not us. We just wanted to have a hot shower and just relax and have some us time.

In the morning we went to a cute little café and had breakfast, we then packed our bags and started making our way to the train station to go home. We were so tired.

I had a lovely time in London! Even though it was very tiring, I enjoyed every minute of it. It was so nice to be away from everyone and just not have to worry about everything. I think I need to start doing this more often and just having some ‘me’ time. To turn my phone off, have a bath and then just watch a film and relax. I am starting to hate social media and I have seen how much more there is to life than being on your phone 24/7. I have deleted snapchat and soon I will delete twitter  and other social media. However I will keep my blog because it is something I enjoy doing!

Have you guys ever been to London?  What do you for ‘me time’?

I hope everyone is okay!

Inspired Elegance xxx