21 June 2015

Cocoa Brown Fake Tan Review

Hi guys,
So today I thought I'd share with you  one of my new loves in life - Cocoa Brown Fake Tan*. 
Now if your anything like me and you LOVE being bronzed then carrying on reading...
Now I have actually tried Cocoa Brown's tanning mousse a while back but I felt like it sort of dropped off my radar, until recently of course. 
I've been using the new dark shade in the 1 hour tan mousse. Firstly I always pick up the darker shades in fake tans and to be honest most of the time I do end up being slightly orange tinted but I found with this tan as it had a sort of olive undertone I didn't get the usual 'orange' glow. 
The tan says to apply it and leave it on for an hour, I left mine on for around an hour and a half and then washed it off and throughout the day I found that the tan was still slightly developing ( which I loved). The tan does say that you can leave it on for up to 3 hours for a really intense look but I found that after the hour and a half I had most definitely got darker - as you can see in my before and after photos below.

I think that this tan is great as it literally does change colour within the hour so if your ever in a rush to get ready this is perfect. 

Now one thing that really suck out for me was the scent of this tan - it smells of cucumber and sort of minty which I LOVED, we all know that there's nothing worse than having a tan that smells of biscuits, we've all been there girls. So it was really refreshing to have a nice clean freshly scented tan. 

Another point I like about this tan is that it's mousse, now if I had to choose one fake tan formula for the rest of my life it would be mousse, don't get me wrong I don't mind  a spray or lotion but I just find myself always reaching for a mousse option. I feel like the mousse sinks into your skin a lot smoother and it gives you less chance of having streaks.

This tan also comes with a very dark guideline colour which personally I love as I can see if I've missed anywhere!  

I've been using this tan for the past week and I've been seriously loving life on the sun kissed side. The tan is only £7.99 and you can pick it up in Superdrug, Primark or the Cocoa Brown website. 

Have you tried this tan yet? 

19 June 2015

MAC Amber Times Nine

Hi guys.
So today I thought I'd share a new little gem with you all - the Mac Amber Times Nine Palette. Now this palette is perfect for everything and everyone - seriously. 

1. The colours in this palette are insanely beautifully - especially for blue eyes.
 (Cozy Grey, Kitties, Georgia Peach, Rice Paper, Creative Copper, Cork, Don't Tell, Aromatic, Pepper Please).

2. The eyeshade type, in this mix of 9 you have some matte, shimmer and glitters - perfect! 

3. The size of this palette is a dream - it's a true pocket sized treasure. If your a regular traveller or like to take your eyeshadows out with you for top ups then you'll love this palette. 

4. The price. For all 9 of these eyeshadows it's £30, now I know I hear you saying 'but it's a small palette' well yes but I still think for 9 eyeshadows in a compact it's a pretty darn good price, especially for MAC. 

I got this palette for my birthday and I am so so so in love it!
 Let me know if you have this palette or your views on this?

15 June 2015

First Impressions: Benefit License To Blot

Hi guys,
So today I had to share with you a new found holy grail product - I know exciting stuff! 
So for my birthday my boyfriend brought me the new Benefit License To Blot. I was so excited as I'd wanted to try this for a few weeks now but just hadn't got the chance to get my hands on it. 
Now let me just pre warn you this product is a serious life changer. 
If you're like myself and have very oily/blotchy skin then this product will be a dream for you.
I apply this after my moisturiser and primer but before my makeup and I only apply it to my T-zone. So on a normal day after around 3-4 hours of wearing makeup my T-zone will start to 'change'  and the oh so familiar oily face blotch patches will start to appear, normally at this stage I'd go into the nearest bathroom and well it's time to re-apply the foundation and powder. 
However - the first day I used the license to blot I went out for a meal and after around 5 hours of wearing the product I realised I didn't have the need to top up my makeup and I realised - THERE WERE NO BLOTCHY PATCHES - Hoorah! 
So I didn't want to get my hopes up too high thinking if this this new product could be the answer to my over oily face prayers but after 3 days of wearing this product I can honestly say it's a game changer. 
My face no longer blotches and I genuinely believe that this has reduced the oil in my skin and reduces the awful blotchy oily look. I'm so over the moon that I've found a product that works so well  & I would definitely recommend it to you fellow oily skinners! 

You can buy the license to blot here. It's only £15.50 and it is worth every penny.
Have you tried this product yet - what are your thoughts? 

A Birthday in Bournemouth

Hi guys! I spent my 23rd birthday with a weekend away in beautiful Bournemouth. I had such wonderful weekend full of happiness and sunshine and thought I'd share a few of my snapshots with you. <3


13 June 2015

Vanilla & Nutella Fudge Squares

Hi Guys!
So I've got another recipe for your today but it's a naughty one - it's 2 days before my birthday and so I thought I'd make some pre-birthday treats & the good thing about this recipe you only need a microwave to cook it. 
So for this recipe your going to need: 
-300g of Carnation Cook With Light Condensed Milk
-Vanilla Extract
-400g of Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate
-100g Nutella
-25g of unsalted butter
- 2 packets of white chocolate buttons
Now I have to hold my hands up and admit I didn't come up with this recipe idea on my own - this was in the little Asda food magazine, however they used Baileys instead of Vanilla, I tweaked it slightly. 
So to start off get all of the ingredients into a microwavable bowel - apart from the white chocolate and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave. Keep taking it in turn to heat the ingredients for 20 seconds then bring it out to stir it and then re-heat. Do this until the mixture is all blended and everything has melted together nicely. 
Now get a square tin (or baking tray in my case) and line it with some greaseproof paper. 
Now pour your mixture into the tray and pop it into the fridge for an hour or so until it sets and goes sort of squidgy. 
Once the hour has gone by and your happy that the mixture is now set, melt the white chocolate buttons - I popped mine into another microwaveable bowel and just put it into the microwave for 30 seconds. Once the white chocolate has melted grab a spoon and drizzle quickly over the mixture. Now you can either cut up your creation now or put it back in the fridge to set longer over night and then cut it into squares in the morning, either way it works fine :). 
& there you have ti some super yummy Vanilla and Nutella Fudge Squares!  

Let me know if you make these delicious little squares! 

6 June 2015

Birthday Wishlist

Hi guys! 
So my birthday is less than a week away *eeeek exciting!* and I thought I'd share with all a few things that I've got my eyes on! 
& yes even though I am going to be 23 I still get super excited for my birthday, I think the excitement actually grows more every year - I even celebrate my dogs birthday... that just says it all. 

1. The Mulberry Lily - now this is a serious wish list item. I am so in love with this bag and I want it soooo bad! But then again I know just how expensive it is and even I ( a serious shopaholic) find it hard parting with that much money just for a bag!So I have a feeling this may on my wish list for a while. 

2. Lancome La Vie Est Belle perfume - now a few months back when I was with my boyfriends sister we are talking about perfumes and she showed me this perfume that she had, the Lance la vie best belle- I smelt it and OMG I fell in love. It's a very sweet heavy scented perfume but I love it and it's right up my street. I feel like I haven't had a new perfume for a while either so it's definitely time for a new one! 

3. Mac Amber Times Nine palette - So I only recently caught sight of this little beauty a few days ago but I NEED to have it. This little palette has the most beautiful colours in it, it'll be perfect for travelling and I feel like it's one of those palettes that you'd turn to ALLLLL the time. I also have blue eyes and I don't think anything compliments blue eyes more than gold or coppery tones. This is definitely a must have - regardless of having a birthday or not. 

4. Deliciously Ella - It's no secret that I've been trying to shift some weight and trying to live a healthier lifestyle this year. I'm always on the look out for good food bloggers or you tubers and it's only the past few months I came across Ella's instagram and I have been hooked ever since - she puts the most mouthwatering photos up I just knew when her book was released I had to have it. 

5. Tiffany necklace - If you know me, you know that Tiffany will always have a place in my heart. I am so obsessed and overly in love with ALL Tiffany pieces I just couldn't not feature a piece in my birthday wish list.  Now as odd as it sounds I wanted the letter A engraved into the heart pendant, I know a lot of you are probably thinking A?! Your name is Lois - that's L. Well I know but I have so many initialled jewellery/named jewellery I wanted something slightly different, I wanted an A to represent that my boyfriend Aaron has my heart. I thought it was a pretty cute qwerky too and I'm praying that I get to see the beautiful little blue box on the 12th of June! 

6. Zoeva Rose Gold Brushes - Every beauty lover will at some point in their life will want some Zoeva brushes. I keep having odd patches where I feel like I need them but I can never decide what brush set I want - after literally months of consideration my heart has landed on the rose gold set. These brushes look so beautiful and so delicate I just need them in my life. 

So like I said guys these are just a few things that I'm wishing for - let me know if you have any of these things or what your wishing for your birthdays! 

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