Wednesday, 8 March 2017


This is a sponsored post with L'Occitane.

It's official, mornings are brighter, evenings are lighter and blossom trees are blooming. There is nothing quite like the start of Spring. Spring is my favourite time of the year, but with the new season, comes the urge to change up my makeup, scent and my wardrobe. I figured, stepping into Spring with a wish list was the perfect way to kick things off.

Perfume is one of the many things I change up when transitioning into a new season. I like something light, sophisticated and floral and when I heard about the new L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere Eau de Parfum I instantly had to add it to my wish list. I have heard it's been described as subtle and uplifting, which is exactly what I want from my Spring fragrance. Plus, I love treating myself to Loccitane bath and body products, so I thought why not a fragrance this time? You can shop the perfume here.

Come Spring and Summertime I crave flawless, poreless looking skin, so obviously I had to add the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer I feel like YSL just nail base products, I am obsessed with everything about YSL, the beautiful packaging and the consistent great quality products, so obviously with everyone raving about this primer at the moment, it had to be added  to my list.

I also added Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation to my wish list, like I said YSL just nail it when it comes to base products. Consistently creating products that create a flawless but comfortable veil over the skin. So obviously it goes without saying that this was going to be on my wish list. Fresh faced for Spring, yes please.

Along with flawless skin, I also love to glow and I have heard so many good things about the Topshop Beauty Glow Highlighter- Gleam. I always mean to pick one up when I go shopping but it's either sold out or I completely forget. However, this Spring I am determined to get my hands on it.

I think it's pretty apparent I live for glowy, healthy looking skin. Another product I have been dying to get my hands on is ByTerry Cellularose Brightening CC Lumi-Serum I think this is down to the beautiful Lydia, I mean that women could pretty much sell me a bin bag if she wore it. She constantly raves about this serum and her skin is always and I mean ALWAYS glowing. I'm not going to lie, I am sold.

And lastly, but by no means least. Diptyque Roses Candle. Diptyque do the best candles ever, my current fave is Baies but I would love to get my hands on the Roses candle. I love the smell of roses and I can only imagine how beautiful this candle must smell. Plus it is the perfect time of year to fill your home with the smell of fresh cut roses.

I hope you've enjoyed this post, let me know what is on your wish list for Spring, not that I need an excuse to buy anything else.


Tuesday, 7 March 2017


"Good tools are the key to good makeup."

I feel like the tools you use to apply your makeup are often overlooked. Having the right tools can make or break your makeup. I know first hand that good tools are the key to good makeup. However, if you're like me, you want something that works, but that won't completely break the bank. Crown Brush, have got you covered.

Crown Brush kindly sent me a selection of their brushes. Before the brushes arrived, I literally had no clue what they would be like or what I was getting. When I opened my package I was overwhelmed with how many brushes they had sent me. The brushes looked beautiful and felt incredibly soft and they were wrapped beautifully in some pink tissue paper (it is the little touches right?).

I loved the selection of brushes they picked for me. Some, I automatically knew what to use them for and others were so unique I wasn't all that sure how to use, but have quickly become staples.

If you are looking for good quality, affordable and easy to clean brushes, I feel like Crown Brush offer exactly that. They have such a huge variety of brushes for such great value. Whether you are a beginner or have been doing makeup for years, I think Crown Brush really do cater for everyone and every need.

"Each style is individual to the next."

Crown brush, have created tonnes of brushes. They have every style you could possibly need and each brush is individual to the next.

C141 - C H I S E L   B L U S H 

Soft natural fibre brush, designed for highlighter and blusher. If I'm completely honest, I have barely used this and if I do it is usually to dust my powder, after baking my face. That being said it's a nice little addition to my brush family, just in case I've gone a bit overboard with the bronzer.

C523 - M I N I  F L A T  C O N T O U R

Densely packed bristles, perfect for contouring around the nose. I literally love this little brush. I've never been able to master the art of nose contour, however, since using this it has become significantly easier.

C525 - P R O   R O U N D  B L E N D E R

A densely packed brush, perfect for powdering those hard to reach areas. I loved using this brush for powdering around my nose. Also if I need to cover a blemish this brush packs on the powder, creating a flawless full coverage look.

C508 - P R O A N G L E  B L E N D E R

The pro blenders tiny shape and angled cut makes it perfect for under the eyes or around the nose. I love using this brush to pack on powder under the eyes, it picks up powder well and distributes it evenly. Such a great brush for baking under the eyes.

C533 - P R O  B L E N D E R

Perfect for blending in foundation and concealer. It's small tip made it easy to get to hard to reach areas of my face. I loved using it for my concealer, blending and buffing for a flawless finish.

C509 - P R O  D E T A I L  C O N C E A L E R

This brush is designed for concealer, under eyes, t-zone and around the lips. I loved using it for sculpting out my brows. This brush is one of my favourites as it is made it super easy and convenient to use on a daily basis.

C515 - P R O  P R E C I S I O N  C R E A S E

I'm Completely obsessed with this for creating a smokey eye, it is perfect for smoking out eyeliner and adding some depth to the corner.

C526 - P R O   D O M E   C R E A S E

This brush is designed for blending in eyeshadow, I think it is great at applying the eyeshadow and blending. However, as it is quite dense I feel like you will still need a fluffy blending brush to really blend out the edges.

C514 - P R O   D E T A I L   L I N E R

As the name suggests, this brush is designed for liner. Unfortunately, I don't tend to wear eyeliner very often so I haven't used this brush yet and probably won't get much use out of it. It is very thin and firm though so I imagine it would perform well.

Shop all brushes here.

Overall, I was really impressed with Crown Brush and will 100% be purchasing some more brushes from them.

Have you tried any of these brushes? If not what's your favourite brand for affordable brushes?

Disclaimer: These brushes were gifted to me, however, all opinions are honest and my own as always.

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