Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The Bourjois Cream Blush

Hey My Lovelies!

As you may know if you follow me on any social networking platform, I have very important exams at the moment and thus haven't been able to blog (or do anything else, for that matter!) for rather a long time. However, I really wanted to tell you about a very exciting product set to be released into the highstreet (boots, superdrug and on May 15th, and is already available in Selfridges and online!

Now, the first baked powder blush by Bourjois was created in 1868.....and the product I want to inform you of is the new Bourjois Cream Blush! Now I am INCREDIBLY excited about this as I do love my cream blushes  - they leave my skin looking fresh and glowing but without looking caked on or over-done - just natural! This blush also uses a 'cream-powder' technology - I've never tried a product with this effect, but it claims to 'transform in contact with the skin' - exciting!

The blush will come in 4 shades:

  • 01 - Nude Velvet - a light and delicate peach with a matte finish for a subtle effect
  • 02 - Healthy Glow - a vibrant and slightly pearly apricot pink for an immediate healthy glow effect
  • 03 - a soft pink with a pearly finish for a baby doll complexion
  • 04 - Sweet Cherry - a deep matte brown-pink for a fresh, outdoor complexion
Personally, I feel that Bourjois have managed to produce shades and finishes to suit every skin tone - in only 4 colours - so a big round of applause to them! Personally I love the sound of 01 and 02 especially.

I've been having some skin/breakout troubles at the moment and I always think that's a bit of a vicious circle - as when I wear make up, it doesn't improve, but to feel more confident, I want to wear make-up! However this new blush is enriched with poppy extracts for more comfortable skin, apricot extracts for a healthy glow and mango extracts for a soft touch - yay! It also has a mirror which will be perfect for on-the-go touch ups over the summer.

Are you excited about this product? Which shade do you have your eye on? Have you ever tried a product like this before? Please let me know in the comments.


Sunday, 3 March 2013

A pop of colour in a city of grey

Hello my lovelies!

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in ages, I've been really busy recently with important exams going on and doing all these grown up things like researching universities (exciting, but scary!).

However, a few weeks ago I was sent this lovely Loretta bracelet from Francesca Pina jewellery and it's so gorgeous I knew as soon as I got it that I would have to devote a post to it!

The bracelet is just the perfect colour, a gorgeous pacific aqua with three little charms on (a wing, a white crystal drop bead and an italic 'F', I presume for Francesca Pina!) what I especially love about the bracelet is how one can make the charms the centre of attention, as I have in the photo above, or just swivel the bracelet round, so they're less noticeable.

The beads are amazonite beads, which are widely considered to calm the brain and dispel negative energy - just what I need!!

The colour, for me, is perfect - I have found it a welcome 'pop' of colour in my black/white/navy wardrobe - I particularly liked it when wandering around London about a week ago as it was the perfect size - sometimes I find elasticated/'stretchy' bracelets a little baggy on my ickle wrists but this was perfect - not too tight (ie. I didn't lose feeling in my me, it has been known!) but I did not feel at all worried about it falling off as I perused through the clothing aisles!

I just love this so much, I'm very much turning into more of a jewellery fan, wearing it to college on a daily basis (unheard of for me!) and hope to buy more from Francesca Pina jewellery soon as all their pieces are completely gorgeous! (Maybe even for mother's day, as they have a great page devoted to it here that may help people who are, like me, struggling for ideas!)

You can see the store here and the Loretta bracelet here

Livi xx
Saturday, 9 February 2013

TAG: 25 random facts about me

Hello lovelies!

Today I thought'd I'd do the 25 random facts about me tag, as I've loved reading other peoples. I haven't specifically been tagged by anyone to do this - but oh well! 
These are completely random, I'm literally thinking off the top of my head!

1. I have an Annick Goutal perfume bottle sitting on my bedside table which is filled with water - it's so pretty I couldn't bring myself to throw it out (don't worry I don't drink from it though!)
2. I absolutely love taking photos, photography and photo frames. If I could put photo frames everywhere then I would!
3. If I consider things 'too nice/pretty to use' then they'll go unloved - examples being my really nice clothes and little lovely bits of stationery! They're too pretty and I think I'll ruin them!
4. I have watched every episode of Friends (don't think this one is too unusual!)
5. Miranda Hart is one of my favourite people - I've never met her or anything but she's just so funny and happy in her own skin - I find it very inspiring
6. If I had lots of money in my bank account I'd definitely go see Beyonce live this year on her next world tour
7. I have so many nicknames it's hard to keep track of them all (all nice ones, don't worry!)
8. My favourite sweet treat is sweet popcorn or reeses peanut butter cups, mmmm
9. I cry very easily, including when I get angry - which I find annoying as if I'm having an argument with someone I'll just automatically cry instead of fight my case
10. The best thing my Mum and I bake are our chocolate brownies - it's an adapted recipe which is now top secret - all my Mum's friends try to get her to spill the beans though! Not happening ;)
11. I still have the majority of my childhood teddy bears
12. The last time I went to the cinema I saw Les Miserables, I thought it was absolutely amazing!
13 - is my lucky number (I'm not copying Taylor Swift I promise!). My reasoning is that so many people's unlucky number is 13 so there must be a lot of luck left in it ;)
14 - I love love love acting.
15. I really want to read English Literature at university
16. I don't own a single MAC lipstick
17. I love basically any food
18. I have one sister
19. I haven't travelled much but am hoping to in my gap year!
20. Because I never got Disney Channel when I was little and it was really cool, I find myself watching it now it's on the sky box....ooops! My favourite Disney show is definitely Good Luck Charlie or Jessie...
21. I love bobble hats!
22. I say 'guys' way too much. 'Guys lets go' or 'Guys do we want one order or two' even if I'm in a group of all girls I'll say it. It's awful.
23. My handwriting changes with my mood
24. I've got exams in two weeks, hence the lack of blog posts

I tag all of you to do this tag :)


Thursday, 31 January 2013

A Long Overdue Lifey Update

Woah. This feels weird. But I'm back! I know it's only been about 10 days, but honestly, it feels like a year! Anyway, I'm so sorry for being so sporadic on here recently - I have exams coming up in a few weeks time and despite having revision it still feels as though essays are coming in left right and centre! In addition to this I haven't been too well recently (or as you'll know if you follow me on twitter where I've been moaning about it!) and therefore haven't really been into the 'blogging' mood - which is strange for me!

But anyway, last weekend I went shopping (what a surprise) - so expect a haul and some more reviews very soon. A hint - I've fallen in love with a very expensive but amazing foundation. Guess what it is yet?! Mwhahaha!! 

So I promise there will be more posts in the next few days....