Daily Diary.

27 Nov 2016

My favourite time of the year is now officially upon us, With only three days of November left I believe it is now totally acceptable to crack out the Christmas jumpers and unapologetically play Christmas songs at every possible opportunity. This weekend I took a trip to the Manchester Christmas markets for a spot of Christmas fun and thought I would share a few pictures with you. Mooching around the stalls with a hot chocolate and a crepe is one of my favourite things to do this year and is bound to make me feel utterly festive. The markets are jam packed with everything you could think of from confectionery, hot food and trinkets to all the alcohol you could ever imagine, I highly recommend the hot chocolate with Amaretto. Unfortunately, the only downside for me would be the amount of people there all trying to navigate their way from stall to stall, this often can prevent you from being able to stop and have a proper look at whats to offer. However, this cannot be helped and is to be expected in a busy city like Manchester. What I thought was a real let down was the lack of music played around the stalls I think this could have really boosted the atmosphere.   
If you are looking to get in the Christmas spirit or just stuff your face with some fantastic food and drink from around the world I would definitely recommend the Manchester markets they are on now running up until the 20th December. 

September Favourites.

30 Sep 2015

Hello everyone!

I don't usually ever have enough new products each month for these posts to be a regular thing here on my blog but since I haven't shared any favourites for a long ol' while I thought I would give you a peak at what I have been into this month...

MAC mineralize skinfinish in Lightscapade £24 (Link) - I'll be honest I have been loving this product for a long long time now and not just in September but I thought I should show it some love on my blog as this has now taken the place of my beloved Soft & Gentle MSF and that is high praise indeed. Both are beautiful but I think Lightscapade is way more flattering on my skintone, it is a very pale gold powder with veins of blue, pink and yellow running through it. It gives my skin that dreamy dewy, wet look and while it is a little on the glittery side, I love it!

Real Techniques miricle complexion sponge £5.99 (Link) - This sponge has really become my makeup saviour in the past few weeks, they're popping up everywhere at the moment and I can see why. Before the birth of the beauty blender makeup sponges were those gross little triangle things that we all used to use when we were young, now I cannot apply concealer without this thing. blending is now a dream, If you haven't tried one you must!

Maybelline The nudes palette £9.99 (Link) I've recently been getting into wearing eyeshadow a lot more than usual so decided to get this palette to experiment with and have been using it everyday since there are a lot of really wearable shades in this palette and it has a nice mix of shimmers and mattes which can be used to create a number of different looks from neutral to smokey. I will say the formula is a little powdery and not incredibly pigmented by for the price and the amount of shadows  I think its definitely worth it.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron £24.99 (Link) - This serum has been my skin saviour this month I have been suffering from very dry spotty skin recently (delightful) and this stuff has really put some life into my skin, its a serum that is supposed to be able to hold 1000 times its own weight in water which I think means it basically drinks up any moisture you put on your face. I've been enjoying using and while I don't know if its worth the money I do think it has helped my skin.

Elegant touch nails £6-£7.00 (Link) - This month for me has been all about nails, I've always struggled to grow my own nails and keep them looking polished and never really been into getting them done at a salon so I decided to give stick on nails a go. The elegant touch nails are definitely my favourites as there are so may styles and shapes you can pick any you like stick them on and your good to go - perfect for any other low maintenance girls like myself. 

Beyonce Heat perfume 100ml £12.95 (Link) - Perfume is definitely my favourite of all beauty items and something I love to splurge on every now and again - this particular one has been in my collection for quite a long time but I have only just realised how much I actually love it. Celebrity perfumes are always a bit hit and miss for me there usually overly sickly sweet aimed at 12 year olds but this Beyonce one is sexy, sophisticated and perfect for day and night wear. its very rich and has a lovely mix of floral scents and sweetness. I'm actually now almost finished with this bottle and will definitely be buying again especially as the price is so low even for the largest bottle. 

Have you tried any of the products I've mentioned here?

Thanks for stopping by! x

MAC - The Matte Lip Collection - Stone

21 Sep 2015

Firstly, please excuse the ultra filtered photo of my face, secondly welcome back to my blog! I think I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact that no matter how much I promise I will post more regularly I'm just not organised enough to actually follow through with it but hey, I'm trying!
However, I am back today with a post and its a very exciting one indeed, well for me, you probably don't care but just look at the pretty lipstick oooh.
Yes, I have been to MAC (again) and this time I treated myself to the new matte lipstick in stone. Stone has been released in the new MAC matte lip collection and is described as a 'muted greyish taupe brown' on the website, muted is definitely the key word here while the idea of a true brown grey lipstick sounds totally unwearable, the matte formula and muted colours make this actually a really pretty and flattering lip colour I've been wearing this a lot lately and feel it makes the perfect alternative to the ever popular 'berry lip' that does the rounds this time of year.
I will definitely be investing in more of these new matte releases as it is truly the only formula I like in lipsticks!
Although stone lipstick is out of stock on the website atm stone lipliner is a good alternative and is currently in stock (and cheaper) Win!

Jess x