Monday, 30 June 2014

Budget Eyelash Curlers

They're abit dirty from using them, oops.
I've had eyelash curlers for years, but just recently added them into my make-up routine. They all look so similar, but once you begin using them you can then understand whether you like them or not. For me, it all depends on the type of handle they have, whether you can hold them easily and if they're not too harsh or sharp on the lashes or against eyes. I find when I do use them they make me look more awake and give my lashes a natural curl that lasts all day! I always see the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers being reviewed and raved about. But the thing is, who wants to spend £20 on eyelash curlers! I admit I have been tempted too, but then I think to myself 'What's the point!?'

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Real Techniques Blush Brush

As soon as the Real Techniques Brushes hit the shops, they were a must-have in every beauty lovers make-up bag. There's so many different brushes to choose from and they're such a good price for what they are! I already have The Core Collection and The Starter Set but I didn't have anything to apply my Blusher. I picked this one up because I was debating between the Blush Brush and the New Retractable Bronzing Brush, but the Bronzing Brush is slightly more expensive at £13.99 and I didn't have enough Boots points on my Advantage card. (I was secretly crying inside...)

Apps for Bloggers

As I've been blogging more and more I've been learning alot on the way, and I wanted to share what I've learnt with others that may be new to blogging or want to start their own blog but are slightly hesitant about the idea. (I know I was at first!)
Instead of constantly logging onto your computer or laptop every-time you either want to check your blog or upload a new post, you can do it all straight from your phone. Alot of us use our phones on a daily basis and use them for anything and everything, right!? So, here are a few must-have apps for current and up and coming bloggers...

Friday, 27 June 2014

The Blogger Made Me Do It

Yes you guessed it, it's gonna be one of those types of posts. You've already read a few of them most probably. The Blogger made me do it, I promise! It's hard not to follow a Beauty Blogger and love the products they're loving, then it's a trip to the shops and that's when the bad stuff happens, you buy everything! Money's spent, pay-day seemed like a distant memory and all I have to show for it is a very expensive piece of Make-up. 

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Palmer's Cocoa Butter

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Fragrance Free Formula is the best body cream I've come across so far. A rich, Emollient cream that's best for my Eczema, as Emollients are aimed to help heal the skin and make it feel more comfortable and moisturised.

With the added Vitamin E, this acts as an antioxidant to help repair and protect skin, as well as targeting premature ageing. The extra added Vitamin E also helps reduce the appearance on scars and stretch marks, giving a more even toned appearance to impurities. (Palmer's have also made creams targeted towards tummy stretch marks and firming the skin, best for new mums!)

What's in my Make-Up Bag?

A typical Beauty Blogger's post, What's in my Make-up Bag?! If you're as intrigued as I am then you'll want to know what's in my make-up bag, right? I've already done posts on a few products that feature in my daily make-up routine. 
I'll list the products in the order I use them. I've linked up all the products I can for you guys. 

Monday, 23 June 2014

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

In this months Glamour Magazine was a beauty must in my opinion, for just £2 you can get the magazine plus a Full Sized Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in either Black or Navy. The Black Eyeliner wasn't hard to find, however I had to search far and wide for the Navy Liner and at last I'd found this in Sainsburys after looking everywhere! Finally, I'd got both eyeliners at a bargain price. I've wanted these since they'd launched but was always scared about paying full price for was seems just an eyeliner. Not the cheapest but worth the money in my opinion.

EcoTools Bamboo Kabuki Brush

I've been on the hunt for a Kabuki Brush to apply my powder foundation with, and recently stumbled across this. The brand EcoTools, is also 'earth friendly' as their make-up brushes are made out of bamboo.
And because of the Bamboo this makes the packaging look beautiful yet simple, it's a gorgeous drugstore Kabuki Brush that some say works better than the higher end ones! Would you agree though?

Sunday, 22 June 2014

No7 Instant Illusions Rapid Radiance Balm

I've never really tried the No7 Brand, I've not really seen something I've been interested in or I haven't heard alot of people using the brand itself. But then I came across this, their Instant Illusions Rapid Radiance Balm. Part of their Skincare range which is targeted towards drier skin types to work as a moisturising base underneath foundation. Works to illuminate the skin with its light-reflective technology and cancel out dullness, creating a glow from within kind of look. I also found Amelia Liana raving about this product, stating this as a dupe for the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. Unfortunately, I can't say whether I agree or not because I haven't tried the Beauty Flash Balm. (Yet!)

The Body Shop Honey Bronzer

I love defining my cheek bones and adding a little bronzer on my temples, even if I'm going for a natural make-up look. I find that adding bronzer where the sun would naturally hit your face as well as adding definition to cheekbones makes you look alot more alive and awake. I'm not sure how to explain it, but to me it makes your finished make-up look more natural and glowing. I find alot of bronzers are a kind of orangey colour that looks too obvious and fake on the skin. It ends up looking a little too much and sometimes adding only the smallest amount can be too much. I've found a new bronzer that does the exact opposite and it's been hiding away in The Body Shop!

Friday, 20 June 2014

What do you want to see!?

Ive been uploading several posts on Vanilla in November, but I don't actually know what you guys want to see. What do you want to read about!? What do you enjoy! You guys are the reason for this blog but I don't actually know what you want see. I've just based ideas around other blogs I've read and what others enjoy reading. Does that sound as stupid as it seems!? It would be great if you guys could comment on this post please. I realise that I am a newcomer when It comes to blogging and Vanilla in November is brand new. But in order to keep Vanilla in November up I want you to tell me what you enjoy reading on blog posts and seeing. I am loving blogging and I have plenty ideas but it's whether you want to read them. I want this blog to be a success and a much loved site so I can carry on this hobby I've been absolutely loving! (Guys, changed the settings so anyone can comment. What you waiting for!?)

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Mascara Mayhem!

I'm very picky when it comes to Mascara's, you just know when it's gonna be a good'un. I've gone through a lot of different Mascara's and different brands. But a lot of them I haven't fell in love with, it's only the odd few that actually stay in my Make-up stash. With Mascara's I tend to stay with one for a while until I find something better, and that rarely happens. I want one that glides on easily and doesn't flake. A Mascara that makes my lashes look longer without the 'spider leg' look, you get what I mean right?! I want my eyes to look awake and only a certain few tick those boxes. I only have a few Mascara's I know I can go back too, the ones that work for me. 

Birkenstock Alternative

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that these sandals have recently come back into fashion? The classic Birkenstock sandal have recently been hitting the highstreet fashion market just in time for the summer, and are selling like crazy. Although, not all of us can afford the typical Birkenstock price tag! The Birkenstock Arizona Sandal, priced at nearly £65 isn't the cheapest, especially for us lot on a budget. Well, I've searching through the internet to find a cheaper alternative. And I think I've found them!

Make-up Wishlist

Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Water Spray

Avene Thermal Water Spray is perfect for sensitive skin types and a famous French Pharmacy staple.
It's basically a spray that can be used for different things. Don't ask, just read! Can be used as a Make-up setting spray, and this is what I use it for. It sets my make-up all day, doesn't break me out which is another added bonus and feels refreshing on the skin. 

Asos Wish List.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Soap and Glory Hocus Pocus

I've recently been on the hunt for something to put underneath my foundation to give me that 'summer dewy look' I've wanted. And after reading blog posts from Amelia Liana I stumbled across her 'Budget Primer Edit.' I need something to give me a glow all over my face rather than just on the high points of my cheeks and this does exactly that! This just makes me look alot more alive and makes my skin look dewy and plump.

Youtubers I Enjoy Watching

As massive as Youtube is, sometimes those with less followers can be ignored as the bigger Youtubers tend to over-ride them. You understand what I'm saying?! My favourite Vloggers are below, Hope you enjoy guys! 

Melt Proof Make-up

You're on the holiday, the sun's out and you can't wait to lounge by the pool. But you've woken up, looked in the mirror and you're not happy with your appearance. You're looking abit tired, debating whether to wear make-up but still want to look like you're wearing none. 

Basic Essentials for Summer

Summer is here and the sun is shining, finally! This means one thing; make-up, skin care and wardrobe re-vamp. Get out the denim shorts you've been hiding at the bottom of your draw, the Sun Lotion that's brand new and never been used and your favourite Sunglasses you've been dying to wear since last Autumn.This post is all about essentials for the Summer months, consisting of; Hayfever tablets, favourite pair of shorts, sun lotion and sun glasses. Think I've covered everything, or nearly. Hmmm, maybe? There will be a Summer make-up essentials in the near future, be patient guys. 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

NEW: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick

So, you may have heard about these through alot of different beauty bloggers raving about them. New to the beauty market, they are worth a try. Get them before they all go! I know my obsession with lip glosses has been satisfied, although I'm tempted to get the rest.

NEW: L'oreal L'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick.

I'm not a big lover of lipsticks, I much prefer the feel and look of lip gloss. And at least I know it won't end up on my teeth, right?! I love the way lipglosses glide on so easily and are effortlessly gorgeous on everyones lips. They stay put and keep your lips hydrated at the same time. When I saw this I wasn't too sure, it looked like a gloss, felt like a gloss but is actually a 'liquid lipstick,' Eh?

Multi-Purpose Products.

The products I am about to talk about, can work wonders. I know, maybe a little too much. But these products work well on different things. You'll understand, scroll down to see for yourself.

NEW: Hand Cream

Not all of us are guilty of using a hand cream day to day, but this one new to the market promises to combat 8 signs of hand ageing. Something I've been waiting for to come into the beauty market for quite a while, as I struggle with eczema on my hands. They can appear sore and red and this hand cream is something that aims to work to decrease the look of red patches and premature ageing.

Budget Eyeliner

You've read the word budget, you're already enticed. Let me begin, if you're a fan of either adding a little eyeliner to your top lash line to make your lashes appear fuller or the bold cat flick look then this post is for you! 

Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm

This is one of those products that is loved by many most beauty bloggers, as well as being a French Pharmacy must have! All I can say is, the blogger made me do it!

NEW: Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Blusher

Soap and Glory have recently launched their new Cream Blushers in stick form which great for anyone who wants an effortless gorgeous look. With three different shades to choose from, these are perfect for everyone. A must-have product for this summer and a perfect blush when creating a dewy look.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Beauty Bloggers I Love.

I understand we all have different needs and wants when it comes to beauty, although everyone enjoys a good read from time to time. These girls make every-day beauty fuss-free, helping us lot buy the products that are really worth the hype and will be well loved by any beauty fanatic out there. Let's get started!