February Carmine Beauty Box!

Yet to be disappointed :-)!
This month's box boasts 6 beautiful goodies to make you feel divine. (Normally Carmine dishes out 5 items, but this is the second time subscribers have received a bonus item. If that's not exceeding your expectations, I don't know what is!)
1. ANDREA FULERTON Nail Polish in 'Matthew': This full size polish is an amazing nude! It has a pinky-beige base with a gorgeous duochrome of teal-pink shimmer shot through. I can't imagine anyone this wouldn't look good on, and the picture does NOT do it justice!
2. BALANCE ME Rose Otto Body Wash: Full size 125ml; I believe this is the third Balance Me product I have received from Carmine now - not that I am at all complaining! This smells like a mix of rose and citrus, boosting bergamot, ylang ylang and clary sage. It is free of parabens, sulphates, petroleum, mineral oil, silicones, dea, pegs, propylene glycol and any artificial colours and fragrances - WOW!
3. WHITE GLO Extra Strength Whitening Toothpaste: 25g; This is an interesting little addition to any beauty box. After all, a good smile will get you very far in life! This product 'originally formulated for film actors and models' claims to be low abrasive so as not to weaken teeth, whilst still being highly effective at whitening.
4. STEAM CREAM: Full size 75g; This apparantly is the latest concept in skincare: a lightweight, all-in-one moistuiser for anywhere on the body including the face. The tin is a gorgeous Japanese design that I will definitely find a good use for after the product is no more!
5. DIEGO DALLA PALMA The Lipstick: This sample size lipstick came in the shade 42 for me - a pinky bronze swatched below. The finish is quite frosted, which isn't my personal taste, but the formulation is creamy and divine.
6. YARDLEY LONDON Peony Fragrance: This sample size floral dream of an eau de toilette smells absolutely incredibly, so much so that I am seriously considering getting the full size! Spring in a bottle for sure.

If you're keen on joining the club: Carmine

Mega Love xx

Rockin' Pocahontas

For days when its all about going to class and running errands, I tend to throw on jeans and a tee with my trusty Vans. The hair I shoved into a fishtail braid and I accessorised with a chunky feather earring :).

Jeans - River Island
Tee - Washington D.C. Hard Rock Cafe
Earring - Topshop

Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman

If you watch Sam & Nic on Youtube, you will know that they almost always use Sam's synthetic brushes during tutorials. I have watched their channel for years and ever since the release of Sam's brushes, have been dying to get my hands on them! With the huge success globally, I thought they must be a sure thing.

This month saw the national availability of these brushes at British drugstore, Boots, so I dashed in to purchase a few to try out. I went with the Core Collection (£21.99) and individual Stippling Brush (£11.99). No joke, these are the softest, most comfortable brushes I have ever had the pleasure of using. They wash incredibly and feel like a dream on the skin. I have been loving all the brushes and would 100% recommend them. They are all synthetic and work wonders at creating the softest, most blended of looks.

Even if you only get one, I guarantee you wont be disappointed!

Mega Love xx

Petal Pink

Ok, I think I have a new-found love of maxi-skirts! I have really long legs in proportion to my upper body, so have always tended to shy away from these babies, but I don't know, this one from New Look was too pretty not to work with!

 Mega Love xx

FOTD: An English Rose

And finally I can relax! The past few days have consisted of lots of entertaining for friends visiting from home; late nights and long days. Finally I can relax, so this wonderful Sunday night will consist of nail-painting and movie-watching. I. am. Ecstatic!

This was my face of the day (FOTD). Whenever I wear this sort of look, I tend to feel very Kate Winslet, or akin to any other classy English lass! It really is all about the lip, and for this look I love No.7 Lip Liner in Caramel with either Rimmel (Kate Moss) Lasting Finish Lipstick in 008 or No.7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Bare.

Mega Love xx

Ohhhhh...she's Elizabeth Taylor!

I went to a dead celebrity party last night. I had originally planned on going as Amy Winehouse after having been told I look like her on multiple occasions (?) but a friend had already called that one, so I decided it would be an excuse to go all out glamorous and do the Liz Taylor thang ;)!

I don't look a thing like she did, but it was great fun to go all out with the make-up, even though I'm sure most people must have thought I was just some posh bird that had just turned up at the wrong party! Who would you dress as? There were lots of Freddie Mercury's an Elvis's as per usual haha!

Mega Love xx