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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Batiste Vs Herbal Essences

Hey guys!

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Dry shampoo is just a life saver isn’t it? Once I discovered it I have never gone back, I always have to have a bottle of dry shampoo on my desk. I am going to be comparing the Batiste dry shampoo to the Herbal Essances dry shampoo. I usually get the batiste dry shampoo, foral and flirty blush. However the Herbal Essences one was on offer so I thought I would try it.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

I love the price for this dry shampoo as it is only £2.99 from Superdrug. I also find the packaging so cute for it! I also find that it lasts me ages! I only have to buy a new one every 2 months or so. When my hair is starting to look a little greasy, I can spray this on my hair and it makes it look so much cleaner and not greasy. The only disadvantage to this dry shampoo is that it produces so much powder and dust. By this I mean it makes my hand feel really dry when rubbing it in and makes me have white marks everywhere. But overall I love this shampoo!

Herbal Essences

I have had a bad experience with this dry shampoo and it has put me off completely and I wont be buying it again. It may just be a faulty one however there are other disadvantages that I do not like about the product. The product is the same price as the batiste dry shampoo however it is only 180ml where as the batiste dry shampoo is 200ml. It doesn’t work on my hair either, I noticed no difference at all. It doesn’t add volume to my hair like the batiste dry shampoo. Also the product broke on me! It is only half full and I can’t use it anymore as the top which you press to spray has stopped working. I found this so annoying as I have not got my money worth at all!

Overall I am going to stick to using my batiste dry shampoo as I can’t find any serious faults with it. I also just bought the limited edition batiste dry shampoo. How cute is the packaging though? So cute. It smells lovely as well.

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Inspired Elegance xxx

Lush luxury

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Yesterday I went shopping in Lush as I never usually go in their so I wanted to treat myself to some of their products. I had some Christmas money left over so I thought I would spend it. First I picked up a Blackberry bath bomb which cost £3.25. It smelt so nice. When I put it in the bath it turned my bath a beautiful purple. A message was in the bath bomb on paper saying ‘Boom Boom’ as well. I really liked the smell of this bath bomb and the colour it made the bath, I would recommend this product as I loved it.

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Secondly I bought some lip scrub. Due to the weather my lips have become so dry and I have tried so many lip balms and nothing seems to be working. So I bought some bubblegum flavoured lip scrub. It contains castor sugar and you simply just rub it on your lips and it gets rid of all the dry skin. My lips are starting to feel a bit better and it also tastes very nice! This cost me £5.50 which I didn’t think was too bad.

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Let me know if you have any lush products that you would recommend!

Inspired Elegance xxx