Topshop Make-up Collection



T-B: Glow pot, Glow Stick, Petal lipstick, Hazard Lipstick, Tallulah Lip Paint, Wax & Wayne and Long Weekend eye shadow.
It's very rare that a high street clothing brand offers make-up similar in quality to that of high-end. But then again it's very rare that Topshop sell anything less than high quality and their make-up range is no different. I've tried a few pieces from their range and it's safe to say I've been thoroughly impressed. In comparison with other drugstore/high street brands, it's definitely not the cheapest, but then again you're paying for the quality.
I have a rather small collection of products, so I can't speak on behalf of the entire range however what I do have is exceptionally good.

Starting with eye shadow, I have adored this individual eye shadow in Wax & Wayne from the moment I bought it last year and I did rave about it a lot at the time (see review here). It's a completely unique shade, unlike anything I have in my collection or that you can find in the drugstore; it's a warm brown with purple reflects running through it, it's absolutely beautiful! The formula is like butter and the packaging is a simple sturdy plastic case. The other eye shadow product is a duo in the shade Long Weekend. I remember suggesting to my sister to get this little duo when I got the wax and Wayne product because the Champagne shade is similar to All That Glitters. But I have to admit the thing that really grabbed my attention about this product is the bright matte orange shade it is paired with, it's so unusual and when I saw this in the Topshop sale I just had to pick it up and I cannot get over how buttery and pigmented both the shades are. If you're interested in seeing how I wear this palette let me know in the comments and I will do a post on it!

The first thing I ever bought from Topshop make-up was the lipstick in Petal - a gorgeous creamy nude pink. The pigmentation is incredible and feels so comfortable on the lips, the packaging is also adorable, although it gets grubby pretty quickly. I then picked up the shade Hazard - A bright true red, in the sale. It's the same formula as Petal, so I knew I'd love it straight away. The colour is so flattering however because it's so creamy it doesn't hang around for long, so re-application is necessary.  The final lip product is a lip paint in Tallulah - slightly darker red than Hazard, which is a liquid lipstick that dries to an almost semi matte finish, it stays slightly glossy but it makes the lips look so full and plump.

The final products I own are both highlighters. I have to admit they are the best highlighters I've ever tried, neither make me resemble a disco ball and are impossible to mess up with. The Glow Pot is a glass bot housing an iridescent creamy highlighter that looks so natural, no chunky glitter in sight. The Glow stick is a cream to powder highlighter stick that's so easy to use, perfect when you're in a rush - just swipe and go!

What are your favourite Topshop make-up products? I'm desperate to try more!

Liv | Deliciously-floral


Go-to Jewellery





Up until recently, I was all about the statement necklaces and nothing else, recently I have completely converted to a simplistic jewellery addict. I much prefer the small details that add to an outfit rather than an in your face statement accessory. 

My favourite pieces I've been rotating are:

Rose Gold Watch- Avon
Swing Pink Pearl Earrings- Asos
Gold Earrings - Pilgrim
Silver Necklace - Posh Totty Designs
Gold Rings - H&M
Turquoise, Green and Heart silver rings - Pandora

Liv | Deliciously-Floral

The Art of the 'Swipe & Go'


T-B: Rose Gold, Copper, Moonlight, Amethyst, Cocoa, Khaki

Being late/ in a rush/ in desperate need to long lasting make-up, seems to be the norm for me at the moment. Weening my way back into the college routine appears to be more difficult than I imagined. Thankfully, for Christmas I recieved the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour set which now means I've perfected the art of 'Swipe & Go' Eye shadow. 

These adorable eye crayons come in an array of shades from Rose Gold all the way to Khaki greens and are an absolute doddle to apply! There size also means that I can throw them in my bag and apply on the go (on the bus even!).


Now when it comes to longevity, these cuties don't mess around! I apply first thing in the morning and blend with either my finger or the RT Base Shadow Brush (the synthetic hairs make them perfect for cream eyeshadow) and even after a day of dancing etc, the colour is still just as perfect as when I applied it. Although the formula does mean that there is a small window of time between application and blending before it sets and doesn't budge for anything. 


Rose Gold - Exactly what it says on the tin.
Copper - The most beautiful metallic copper shade (amazing on blue eyes)
Moonlight - A metallic shimmer Taupe
Amethyst- A metallic brown with purple reflects running through it
Cocoa- a rich Metallic warm dark brown 
Khaki - A dark Brown with a hint of Green

Liv | Deliciously-floral

Urban Decay Naked 3


L-R: Stranger, Dust, Burnout, Limit

T-B: Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar

T-B: Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart

If someone asked me to state what my favourite brand of eye shadow is I would without a doubt instantly respond with Urban Decay. Nothing else comes close to the luxury quality of their shadows.

Since I first purchased the original Naked Palette I haven't stopped using it, whether it's on myself or if I'm doing someone else's; I always gravitate towards it. So obviously any of the other Naked Palettes were on my Christmas list and I was absolutely over the moon to un-wrap both the Naked 3 and the Naked Basics (Review coming soon!) 

Much like the original palette, all the shades in the Naked 3 are incredibly pigmented but are also a complete dream to blend thanks to their buttery-like formula. I'd say the only downside is that a few of the shades to have quite a bit of fall out, so I'd recommend doing your eye make-up first and then your face make-up when using the very shimmery shades. Other than that, you simply can't fault them.


Shades:
- Strange: Matte almost white pastel pink
- Dust: A glittery, light pink (this one has the most fall out) 
- Burn out: a warm shimmery rose shade
- Limit: Matte soft Mauve 
- Buzz: Burn out's cool toned sister
- Trick: A stunning metallic copper
- Nooner: Matte darker Mauve (darker version of limit)
- Liar: Light rosey brown shade
- Factory: darker rose toned brown
- Mugshot: Rose toned taupe
- Darkside: rose toned ashy grey
-Blackheart: A black with rose reflects and glitter running through it

These rose toned shades are housed inside a sturdy metal packaging, it looks pretty much indestructible compared to the flimsy packaging of the original Naked palette. Simillarly to all the Naked Palettes, it also comes with a huge mirror and a double ended brush that matches the rose gold packaging. 

I would definitely recommend investing in any of the Naked Palette family, they are seriously worth every penny!

Liv | Deliciously-Floral


Lush Haul





Baths - you either love them or you hate them. I never used to be a fan of them, the whole idea of sitting in your own dirt and all that, but there's just something so perfect as a bath after a stress filled day of dance, shopping, work etc. Just popping a beautiful scented Lush bath bomb, light a few candles and let the days worries melt away.

I've got a little stash of a few bath time favourites from lush that I've hauled and also received as presents for Christmas and seeing as this is the perfect time of year for a bath, I thought I'd share them with you.

Melting Snowman: I believe this was one of the Christmas edition bath melts. It's got a gorgeous spicy christmassy scent and it looks adorable! 

Butter Bear: another cute, hydrating bath bomb. In the shape of a white bear the smell reminds me of baby powder, such a comforting scent.

Yuzu and Cocoa Bubbleroon: I love macaroons so the idea of a bath bomb version has pretty much got me hooked from the get-go. It's supposed to have a orange chocolate scent, however it's not quite as sickly as it sounds, instead it smells much more fresh.

Think Pink: I believe this bath ballistic is part of their permanent range and has a wonderfully sweet scent - think snow fairy and the bubble gum lip scrub. Definitely not one to go for if you're not a fan of the sickly sweet scents as this could be a bit much.

Snow Fairy Shower Gel: My favourite shower gel scent ever, brings back so many New York Memories as I took the mini version with me. It's got a gorgeous sugary, bubblegum sweet scent that lingers on the skin.

What are your favourte Lush products?

Liv | Deliciously-Floral

2014 Make-up Favourites






Welcome to my last favourties of 2014, seeing as we've reached the end of the year I've decided to round up a collection of all my favourite products from each beauty category (base, eyes etc.), instead of doing a December favourites.

Primer: I still haven't found my holy grail primer and I hope that 2015 is the year that I do. Any recommendations of your favourites are welcome!

Foundation: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation - Mont Blanc. Shock. I literally haven't shut up about this foundation since I purchased it earlier on in the year. It offers the perfect amount of coverage, the finish is beautiful and it contains no SPF, so photographs perfectly. 

Concealer: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer- Vanilla. I waited for what felt like an eternity to finally get my hands on this and I must say it was completely worth the wait. Full coverage and light weight; What more could you want? (Just for it to be a lot easier to get a hold of maybe?)

Powder: Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder (Vanilla). This finely milled powder not only sets my make-up for the entire day, but it also adds that final hit of coverage without turning my base cakey. It's at the more expensive end of the drugstore but you're definitely paying for the quality.

Contour: Illamasqua Cream Pigment - Hollow & Mac Harmony Blush. I swear by using Hollow to contour my nose on a daily basis. I broke my nose when I was younger and it's probably my most hated feature on my face, but thanks to contouring I can have a some what slimmer schnozzle. Mac Harmony blush is perfect for the rest of my face, it's slightly too warm for my nose but perfect for carving out some cheekbones. 

Bronzer: MUA Bronzer - Shade 2. Possibly the cheapest item on my favourites. It's a very warm toned bronzer with a hint of shimmer that is perfect for when I've fake tanned and want to match my face to my body without having to buy 60 billion foundations in 60 billion colours. The packagings not all that exciting, but the product itself is really rather good.

Blush: Mac Warm Soul Blush. It's a gorgeous warm rose blush with golden shimmer running through it. It sculpts, warms and highlights the skin in one, it's simply beautiful.

Highlight: Topshop Glow Stick. I love the cream-powder finish, yet it still leaves the skin looking dewy and I'm obsessed with how easy the application is, just swipe and go!

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade - Blonde. Hands down the most amazing brow product out there.It's waterproof, smudge proof, life proof etc. It does take a little bit of getting used to but once you've got the hang of it, it's perfect.

Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion & Mac Paint Pot - Painterly. The primer potion is a super light weight colourless primer that hangs on to eye shadow for dear life, it stops creasing and intensifies the pigment in the shadows I'm using. Mac Paint Pot in Painterly does a similar job yet it has a colour to it that helps neutralise veins and discoloration. 

Cream Eye Shadows: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colours, Mac Paint Pot - Bare Study & Maybelline Colour Tattoo - Creamy Beige. Long lasting, easy to blend, come in the most beautiful of colours, what more could you want?

Powder Eye Shadows: Urban Decay Naked 1, 3 and Basics. THE BEST EYE SHADOWS I HAVE EVER TRIED. end of. Done. Fin. 

Eye Liner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils. They're super creamy, pigmented and easy to blend yet once they've set, they're not going anywhere - even on the waterline.

Mascara: Another product I've still not found my true love for. Again recommendations are welcome!

Lipstick:  Mac Twig, Creme Cup and Patisserie. These have seriously got so much loving this year, I love Mac Lipsticks, they are by far the best I've ever tried. From the formula, to the pigmentation to even the beautiful vanilla scent, you can't fault them.

Lip Liner: Mac Soar & Cherry. Worn alone all over the lip, or paired with a lipstick they are beautiful. They're long lasting and really help stop any lipstick from bleeding, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some more in 2015. 

Lip Gloss: Maybelline Colour Elixir - Caramel Infused. There non-sticky formula and beautifully pigmented colours, easily make them the best lip gloss of 2014. 

What has been your stand out product of 2014?

Liv | Deliciously-Floral
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