Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Chloe Drew Dupe

I've been all heart eyed emoji over the Chloe Drew bag for the longest time, so I was really pleased to find such a great dupe for it in none other than high street king, Topshop. Named the Tassle Saddle Bag, it isn't exactly the same but instead takes it's own spin on the Chloe Drew, which I personally really like because if it's too similar then it can verge on tacky. 

The bag itself is faux leather but feels really sturdy and features a long chain strap which falls at the perfect length (I can't stand it when the straps are too short and unflattering). I love the suede tassle on the front which gives a slight 70s vibe yet it's not too over the top.  It's really affordable at £30 which is amazing value when you compare it to the Chloe version, will although better quality, it will set you back over £1000!

If you're as excited about this little gem as I am you can buy it here, and they also have lots of other lovely two toned colours!

What do you think?


Monday, 28 September 2015

The Glamour Beauty Power List 2015 | Beauty Box

Latest in Beauty have teamed up with Glamour magazine's Beauty Director Alessandra Steinherr to create the beauty box titled the Glamour Beauty Power List 2015* and it is definitely one to grab whilst you can. It is priced at £18.99 but contains a whole host of goodies worth £92 altogether! Once I opened my box I was really excited to see lots of well known brands inside, including some products I'd already been lusting after!

Philip Kingsley | Elasticizer
Probably the product I was most excited to try was this one! Having dyed blonde hair can take it's toll on my locks, and I've heard so many good things about the Elasticizer in terms of replenishing your hair and making it super strong and healthy again. It is a pre-shampoo treatment so it will add time to my haircare routine when I use it but if it works it will be worth it!

NailsInc | Nail Kale Superfood Base Coat
Another amazing brand featured in this box is Nails Inc. This one is a base coat infused with Kale extract for stronger, smoother and healthier nails. I paint my nails a lot and also use a lot of fake nails aswell so my nails could use a little tlc. I've not used a base coat before but it's definitely something I'll give a go.

Garnier | Miracle Sleeping Cream
This 'miracle' cream from Garnier is supposed to hydrate, revive and illuminate the skin from the very 1st morning, and with continued use it fights skins of ageing by firming, smoothing and rejuvenating the skin. It does sound pretty great but anti-ageing creams aren't really my thing (for now eek) but I'm planning on handing this one to my mum which I'm sure she'll be pleased about. I love that this box really caters for everyone!

Kiko | Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blush 
I've been dying to try a few products from the Kiko brand and I now have this beautiful Velvet Touch creamy stick blush to try out! You get given one of three shades and I'm so pleased with the colour of mine which is a gorgeous candy pink colour!

Revlon | Lipstick
You couldn't have a beauty box without a lip product and this one from Revlon has a unique wax-free gel formula so that you can get great colour pay off with just one swipe. You either get given a coral orange, pinky nude or pillar box red which is the one I have.

Rimmel | Nail Polish Glastonberry
Another product that you get one of three shades; a pink, a nude or a red! I have the red shade which is called Glastonberry and would go perfectly with the lipstick. 

Vita Liberata | Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask
I was excited about this one because if I fake tan (which isn't really that often) I never tan my face as I find it breaks me out, so then I end up with a super tanned body and pasty pale face combo until I apply my makeup which obviously isn't ideal. So a tanning product specifically for your face got me a little intrigued. This one is supposed to hydrate your skin overnight whilst giving a subtle, radiant glow come morning. 

Eyeko | Midnight Blue Mascara
This Eyeko mascara is aimed at giving your lashes lots of drama and curl and it either comes in the shade Black Magic or Midnight Blue. I'll be honest and say I'm a bit gutted mine came in blue as blue mascara is something you will never see me wear so this one is a bit wasted on me!

What do you think of this Glamour Beauty Box?


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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Currently Loving

Next Just Pink Perfume, Urban Decay Sin Eyeshadow, Dior Lip Glow, Chanel Beige Rose Nail Polish

There have been so many gorgeous products I've been obsessing over recently and as I have neglected to do a monthly favourites post for a very long time, I thought I'd just do a currently loving post instead! 

My beautiful Daniel Wellington watch has been pretty much glued to my wrist since I received it. I love the classic design of it, it's elegant but smart and goes with so many outfits! It feels and looks really high quality and I think it's the perfect addition to my wardrobe. (Full review here). You can get 15% off at Daniel Wellington with the code 'prettylittle-beautyblog'!

Next | Just Pink Perfume

I can't lie when I say I was suckered in by beautiful packaging, as the revamped bottle of Next's Just Pink perfume is completely gorgeous. Not only does it look super pretty on my dresser but it smells lovely too, the perfect blend of floral and fresh! I loved it so much I went back and bought one for my mum too (and hers also came with a free body cream, damn it).

Dior | Lip Glow

As my Clarins Lip Balm Perfector in 03 My Pink, was running dangerously low, I thought it was the perfect excuse to try the Dior Lip Glow. It' a similar product to the Clarins version in which they enhance your natural lip colour depending on the PH level of your lips. The Lip Glow makes my lips a pretty darker pink shade and feels lovely and moisturising whilst on! It also has an SPF 10 and was pretty much the only lip product I wore out and about in the daytime on holiday as it's fuss free yet beautiful.

Chanel | Beige Rose Nail Polish

I have not stopped wearing this nail colour for a whole three months, no word of a lie! Since I had a little splurge on it back in July, it's literally the only polish I've reached for as I'm in l-o-v-e with the colour. It's the prettiest pink with a hint of peach and applies opaque and streak free with two coats. I've also never had so many people (in real life and over on Instagram) ask what nail polish I'm wearing. Definitely a worthwhile investment.

Bobbi Brown | Ballet Pink Lip Liner

Another product I've not stopped using since I bought it! You may remember a while back I wrote a post about a few Bobbi Brown treats I'd bought (link here if you fancy a read) and this lip liner in the shade Ballet Pink was one of them. It's a gorgeous natural pink shade that looks really pretty and perfect looking. I love the texture of the liner as it's smooth to apply and doesn't drag but also lasts so long on the lips! I'm definitely going to have to purchase a few more shades from Bobbi Brown as I love this one so much!

Urban Decay | Sin Eyeshadow

My Sin eyeshadow in my Urban Decay Naked palette was looking a little sorry for itself and basically non existent so instead of repurchasing the entire palette I decided to buy it in solo form. I'm a sucker for any kind of champagne pink eyeshadow as I think they make for the prettiest daytime shades and this is by far my favourite that I've tried. It's a gorgeous shimmery shade with no fallout (hurrah) and is really pigmented! I love wearing it with a soft brown shade in the crease.

Philosophy | Fresh Cream Shower Gel

My last current favourite is a bath product from Philosophy in the form of the Fresh Cream Shower Gel & Bubble Bath. It smells lovely and sweet like cupcakes and cream, but not too sickly sweet that you feel as though you're bathing in sugar. I love the Philosophy shower gels as they lather up so well and feel so lovely on the skin. Definitely give this one a try if you're on the lookout for a new shower gel!

What are you currently loving?


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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Chanel Treats

When it comes to high end makeup, Chanel is up there amongst the most luxurious of makeup brands and as a little graduation present to myself I decided to finally splurge on a few Chanel treats (as if I needed any more makeup...)

Chanel | Rose Tendre | Lip Gloss

This gloss in Rose Tendre looked like such a pretty baby pink shade which obviously just screamed my name. It feels nice and creamy on the lips and is non sticky which is great for anyone gloss-phobes who can't stand sticky lipgloss! It looks lovely over the top of Mac Creme Cup lipstick!

Chanel | Beige Rose | Nail Polish

This one I was in two minds whether to splurge on or not, as I already have so many nail polishes and all which are a fraction of the price of this one. However, I'm so so glad I took the risk as I've not stopped using it since I bought it (a couple months ago now, yeah this blog post has been due for a while...oops). It's the prettiest pink shade with just a hint of peach and I've gotten lots of compliments each time I wear it!

Chanel | Fantasme | Illusion D'Ombre Cream Eyeshadow

I also bought one of their cream eyeshadows which have been on my wishlist since forever. This one is a silver glitter and it is beautiful! It pretty much comes out as pure glitter and looks stunning if you pop a bit over the top of your finished eye makeup which makes it super sparkly and without any fallout (I wad shocked as glitter fallout is a pet peeve of mine). Honestly you need to swatch this in store because you won't be disappointed. I wouldn't hesite to buy another of these!

What Chanel products are you lusting after?


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

BOSS Pour Femme Runway Edition Perfumes | Review

As you are probably aware, Hugo Boss is a brand which is renowned for its fashion but also its fragrances and this trio of perfumes brings these together with the BOSS Runway Edition 2015. It's essentially the same perfumes that have been released before; Jour, Ma Vie and Nuit, except in slightly altered packaging with each featuring a different runway look. 

BOSS | Jour 75ml*
Jour is a light hearted scent which is perfect for the daytime and is represented by an elegant ivory dress. It include notes of white flowers, freesia, lily of the valley with hints of honeysuckle and grapefruit blossom. This one is actually my personal favourite of the three as I love light, floral, feminine frangrances! If you like Chloe and Giorgio Armani Si then you will love this one. 

BOSS | Ma Vie 75ml*
Ma Vie is housed in an gorgeous shade of pink and features a tailored tuxedo on the front of the bottle. It is a bold and charismatic perfume which includes notes of  pink freesia, fresh cactus blossom and jasmine with a few woody base notes. If you love YSL Black Opium and Elie Saab you will like this.

BOSS | Nuit 75ml*
Nuit is a modern and elegant fragrance inspired by the 'little black dress' and adds the finishing touches to a gorgeous black evening gown. It is sensual and sophisticated with notes of tender violet and jasmine and base notes of creamy sandalwood. If you love Chanel Coco Noir and Paco Rabanne Lady Million you will love this one.

The Runway Edition perfumes have been available in stores nationwide since August 2015 and are £50 for 50ml and £65 for 75ml.

What do you think of the BOSS Runway Edition Perfumes? 


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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Free iPhone Wallpapers/Backgrounds

I spent far too long than I should've last night scouring the Internet (okay mainly Pinterest) for a pretty new wallpaper for my iPhone and I found so many nice ones that I thought I'd share them all! 

     Wonderful - Here      Floral 1 - Here     Gold Confetti - Here

   Wander - Here       Floral Watercolour - Here      Unicorns & Sparkles - Here

Pink Clouds - Here     You are Loved - Here     Bows - Here

    Enjoy the Little Things - Here     Floral 2 - Here     Kindness &Confetti - Here

Which one is your favourite?


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Little Ondine | Natural Nail Polish

Little Ondine is a brand of nail polish with a twist. It has all natural ingredients and once you're finished with wearing it then you simply peel it off to remove it! Sounds like a dream for lazy gals like me that leave their nail polish on until they can't stand the sight of gross chipped looking nails any longer (I can't be the only one?!)

The peel off feature also means you can skip using the nail polish remover which can be pretty harsh and corrosive on your nails. I've have the shades Waltz* which is a gorgeous pink toned glitter and Cuddle* which is a warm nude colour (totally swayed by the cute name though). They have an array of lovely colours on their website so it can be difficult to choose! I adore the fact that they come packaged in the cutest little cardboard boxes that almost look like little milk cartons!

As they are peelable, the formula is slightly different meaning that there is a special way to apply them. You have to make sure your nails are clean and dry before you apply the polish to make sure there is no excess oil on the surface, this will ensure that the product gets a better grip onto your nail. After you have applied you desired amount of coats, keep your freshly painted nails away from water within the first hour as the water can soften the polish and lift the edges. 

I didn't find that these lasted on my nails for days on end as they did peel off my nails within a couple days, but on the plus side they are really great if you are in a rush and want to change your nail colour quickly to match with whatever outfit you are wearing that day.

What do you think of Little Ondine?


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