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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500 days of spring

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Hello lovelies,

Spring is finally coming! To any of my UK followers wasn’t the weather lovely today and yesterday! Spring is finally here. It is time for me to have a spring clean and throw away all the clothes I don’t wear anymore. This means I can make room for new clothes yay. Here is my spring wish list which includes clothes, make up, shoes and accessories!

shoes
1. White Strappy Buckle Front Block Heel Sandals £24.99 New Look
These sandals are gorgeous! I really want some white, block sandals as they are very summery and they will go with anything including jeans, shorts, skirts or even dresses!
bag
2. Stone Crochet Panel Backpack £24.99 New Look
This backpack is adorable! I don’t have a backpack and have wanted one for a very long time. It is perfect for Spring and Summer, it is a lovely colour and it will be good to take to a festival.
hoody
3. Shell Pink basic zip front hoodie £14.99 New Look
I wear hoodies a lot but usually it’s just the same old boring ones I have had for a few years. I seriously need to treat myself to one and this one is a cute colour.
hat
4. Black Wide Brim Fedora £14.99 New Look
I have wanted a black, floppy hat for a while but I have never had the guts to get one. However I think this Summer I will step out my comfort zone and treat myself to one.
croptop
5. Ribbed Crop top £8.00 Topshop
I have seen a lot of these type of crop tops around and I have none. It is my favourite colour and is at such a good price! I will definitely be treating myself to some of these this spring and summer.
lipstick
6. Lips in Macaroon £8.00 Topshop
I have a huge collection of lipsticks however I don’t actually have a Topshop lipstick (I know!) This is such a nice colour for Spring so I will have to buy this one!
I will blog these items of me wearing them when I save up! I hope you all had a lovely Easter!
Inspired Elegance xxx

Christmas wishlist- (Beauty products/Clothes)

As we all know it is coming up to that time of year again…CHRISTMAS! Christmas is one of my favourite celebrations so I thought it would be good to do a blog post on a little Christmas wish list of the beauty products and clothes I would love.

jumperPale blue fluffy jumper with necklace £18.50 £24.99

This jumper is gorgeous and I had to add it to my Christmas wish list. The colour makes me love it even more because it is my favourite colour. It looks very wintery too. The necklace sets it off and makes it look a lot more fashionable. You could dress this jumper up or even dress it down. To dress this jumper up I would wear it with shiny leggings or tuck it into a high waisted skirt and heels. To dress this jumper down I would just wear it with skinny jeans and winter boots. It is from New Look and is in the sale so grab it while you can.  This jumper will keep me very warm in the snow days ahead.

nars lipstick

NARS semi matte lipstick- fire down below £19.50

As you may know from my previous blog post, I am a designer make up lover. However I do not own a NARS lipstick and I have wanted one for a very long time. I use lipstick everyday so I know that I will definitely get my use out of it. When I looked through the colours this colour stood out to me because I prefer dark colours as I think they suit me better than lighter colours and I do not own a dark red. I also think this will be great for Christmas because it is a very ‘Christmassy’ colour.

blanket wrap

Check print blanket wrap- £19.99

I have wanted one of these for so long! I love the colours too, they are very autumnal/wintery. This blanket wrap is from New Look and I think it is a very good price.  I think I would be so warm in it and also it would be very cosy. You could make this fashionable and more interesting by adding a big belt to go around it or just adding a necklace to the outfit. If I was to ever have this I would wear it with a baggy t-shirt, skinny jeans or leggings and ankle boots.

tanya burrTanya burr- trio Christmas set £14.99

Tanya Burr is one of my favourite youtubers and I love her beauty products. I think this is the perfect stocking filler to anyone who loves painting their nails or just beauty products in general. I think it is at a reasonable price as well. I love the colours in this trio set and I chose this one because I think the colours are suitable for this season, I especially like the glitter one.

christmas jumper

Rudolph jumper- £16.99

At Christmas you have to have a Christmas jumper and I think I have found the perfect one. it comes in small, medium and large and I think it is very cute. It is a good price as well from Missguided. I would wear this jumper with shiny leggings to make it more dressy or just jeans or normal leggings if I was just lounging around. This jumper will get me in the Christmas mood and make me feel a lot more festive.