Tanya Burr Cosmetics | Hollywood Palette







The hollywood palette was one of the first things to sell out of the Tanya Burr collection at my nearest superdrug store and hasn't been back in till now. I can see why it was the most popular, the warm golden, bronzey hues are enough to tug at anyones beauty loving strings. Thats why as soon as I saw it restocked I had to pick it up.

The main reason why I've not picked up anything else from her range is because the god awful packaging. It's bulky, tacky looking and completely impractical I've had to rejig my drawers at least 5 times to fit it in. You can 100% tell the target audience are young teens, which is gutting because the product inside is surprisingly good but she's missing out a whole other audience of maturer women who would probably love this product just as much. Plus that mirror is reminiscent to the warping mirrors you find at a fairground, It just looks very cheap. But then again if you can look past it, you know not judging a book by it's cover and all that, this is a stunning selection of colours.

It has 4 shades: 
- Nude Delight - a matte bone shade, great as a base shadow.
- Gold coin - a soft shimmery gold, perfect inner corner highlight or washed over the lid for a soft natural look.
- Enchantment - a stunning bronze with glitter running through it, ideal for packing on top of a look to take it from day time to evening.
- Bookworm - a matte warm brown, a crease shade to add subtle definition and bringing the whole look together.

The shades are buttery and pigmented, however are quite chalky swirling my brush around in the bookworm shade made the powder go everywhere, you have to be very careful. I was a little disappointed with the Enchantment shade, I really have to pack on the colour to get the glitter to translate on my lids, but once you spend some time on it, it can be really stunning. 

Overall a good little selection of colours at great quality for an affordable price. I'd love to try the other shades in the range but I'm not sure I've got the room. 

Liv | Deliciously-floral.co.uk

Soft Pink Spring Make-up | YouTube

So after years of saying I wanted to create and upload youtube videos, I've finally got round to doing it. I decided to go for a wearable soft spring make-up, using matte pastel pink shades to give definition and champagne shimmers to add light. Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment on the video, any feedback is greatly appreciated! 

You can find the video here - https://youtu.be/zoQUPNXiKR8

PRODUCT LIST:

- Nars Sheer Glow (Mont Blanc)
- Gosh Lumi Drops ( Vanilla)
- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (Fair)
- L'oreal Infallible Sculpt Contouring Palette - Fair/Medium
- L'oreal True Match (Golden Ivory)
- Benefit Hoola Bronzer
- Mac Mineralize Blush - Warm Soul
- Freedom Make-up Pro Highlight Palette (Powder rose gold shade)

- Soap and Glory Archery Brow Tint and Precision Pencil (Blonde is love)
- Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot (Bare Study)
- Urban decay Naked 3 Palette (Limit, Nooner & Strange)
- New Look Pure Colour Baked Eye Shadow (Biscuit)
- Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil (402)
- Revlon All in One Mascara

- Tanya Burr Lipgloss (Afternoon Tea)

Liv | Deliciously-Floral.co.uk

Beauty Trend Round Up | NYFW AW16


image source - http://www.makeupexaminer.com/2016/02/rodarte-aw16-nars-beauty-report.html
I only keep a close eye on fashion weeks to see what beauty trends were going to see throughout the different seasons. Some shows go for extreme editorial looks, where you have to merely interpret the trend but others tend to go for more relaxed, refined looks all about enhancing beauty. 

Image Source - vogue.co.uk

The first very obvious trend was the graphic eye. Different designers sported this trends with different textures, whilst Oscar De La Renta used more of a liner effect, Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg opted for eyeshadows to create graphic designs. This look is paired with flawless, clean skin so that the eyes can take the focus.


image source - http://www.look.co.uk/beauty/victoria-beckhams-ss16-show-the-beauty-breakdown


vogue.co.uk
Other than the graphic trend, the eyes were kept fairly minimal across all the shows. With washes of earthy tones seen at Victoria Beckham, Vera wang used a wash of cream eyeshadow in a shimmery shade and Carolina Herrera used soft browns to define the eyes. The shadows were used more to add definition rather than draw attention to that particular area of the face. It's very soft and minimal and a complete breeze to re-create.

A re-occuring theme through the majority of the shows was flawless, highlighted skin. Of course it's a bit difficult not to have flawless skin as a trend when you're working with models. But the key was keeping the skin fresh, there was a significant lack of contour and strong cheek shades, instead these were replaced with soft natural pink hues and a whole load of highlight. Pack away your full coverage, matte foundations, insane heavy contouring and baking and embrace your glow!
The final major beauty trend seen at NYFW is a statement, crisp bold lip. In two shades - brick red or deep dark burgandys. I am completely obsessed with the Rodart look; the skin was clean and highlighted, with a light metallic wash across the lid, all paired with a dark burgundy lip which I believe was Nars Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. This has gone straight onto my wishlist. Victoria Beckham also sent some of her models down the runway with a bold brick red pout and fresh, paired back skin ensuring the lips were the focus. 

There was a spot of glitter coming through shows such as Jenny Packam and Tommy Hilfiger, lightly dusted on and around the eyes. Now this makes me very happy, give me all the glitter damn it!

Unfortunately I wasn't lucky enough to actually go to NYFW but for the best backstage beauty shots vogue is your go-to, check it out here !

Make sure you're following so you don't miss my LFW round up!

Liv | Deliciously-Floral

Freedom Pro Highlight Palette


As much as I would love to keep this little highlighting palette to myself and pull an @aniamilczarczyk and have bomb af highlight and not tell anyone what I'm using, consider it my random act of kindness for today that I'm sharing it with you. you're welcome. 

Freedom make-up has been cropping up a lot in the blog world for producing some amazing high end dupes for seriously affordable prices. I use their eye brow pomade and it's essentially the same as the ABH offering. But thats not what i'm here to talk about today, oh no behold the most incredibly pigments selection of cream and powder highlights.

The handy little palette contains 6 cream shadows - 3 cool toned and 3 warm toned, and 2 powder shadows - 1 rose gold and 1 white/pearly shade. It also has a combination of different finishes, two contain rather chunky specs of glitter which is probably only suitable for a night out or on stage, but the rest have a subtle shimmer to recreate a stunning strobed look.



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The first three are the cooler toned cream shades. The first being the glittery one, next is a pearl with a slight lilac tone running through it and the last is a pearl. The next two shades are powder, the first being a intensely shimmery pearl and the other being a stunning rose gold. The last three are the warm toned creams. Similarly to the cooler tones, the first is the glittery one, the next one is a pinkier shimmer and the top is a peach shimmer. 

I have been seriously impressed with this palette especially as it only costs £6. Perfect for all your strobing desires.

Liv | Deliciously-Floral.co.uk

Rosie for Autograph | Amazing Radiance Cream Review




I am an absolute sucker for anything with rose gold packaging, especially when it's affordable. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley recently released a range of beauty products for Autograph by M&S and without a doubt it is the most beautiful selection of products I've seen released by a celebrity in a long time. She's a true english rose and her products reflect that - effortless beauty that's universally wearable.

The product that caught my attention the most was the Amazing Radiance Cream. It's essentially a luminous lightweight cream that contains SPF6 and can be worn alone or underneath foundation. It doesn't act as a primer as such, it makes no difference to the longevity of my foundation but it just adds a beautiful glow.

The only thing I have to say about it thats negative is the impractical matte black bottle, although I love that it's squeezey it's a magnet for dirt and it's already grubby. Although the rose gold writing and lid sort of makes up for it. Anyway, petty things aside, this product is wonderful. 

I like to wear full coverage foundations and a lot of them tend to be matte, I love wearing a layer of this under my foundation to give my skin a lit from within glow. It contains a slight shimmer, but isn't glittery or greasy in the slightest, it just looks radiant.

Super model skin in a bottle and for only £18 what is there not to like? I can't wait to try out some more products in her range, the lipsticks and the eyeshadow palettes look beautiful. To see some of her lovely products in action on her even lovelier face Lisa Eldridge films a tutorial with her here.

Liv | Deliciously-Floral.co.uk



Drugstore Haul | Feb 2016


High street brands are currently killing it with their new releases, it's got me itching to go on a spending spree and try out their offerings. 

Firstly my nearest M&S doesn't stock the new and rather stunning range of beauty that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has created for Autograph. However my sister happened to be near one that did and very kindly picked up the Amazing Radiance Cream. This was the product that caught my eye the most out of this range, it's a illuminating cream that can be worn on its own or under foundation for a dewy glow. The packaging is absolutely stunning, I'm a sucker for anything rose gold and I can't wait to try it out properly.

L'oreal has released a whole new range dedicated to sculpting. Whilst they've come up with a few products, the only thing that caught my attention is the contouring palette. There aren't a lot of cream contours available on the high street so it's nice to see them taking on board the current trends. So far I'm loving the contour shade, but the highlight is a bit wishy washy - think it needs some more testing, I'll keep you posted. 

Mua, Make-up revolution, Freedom Make-up - seriously can't keep up with all these new super affordable brands that are pinging up at the minute. I spotted a tiny Freedom make-up stand in my local superdrug and I was initially drawn in to their eyebrow products that are identical to the Anastasia Beverly Hills products. However, around the other side of the stand they've got a few cheek pallets including this stunning Pro Highlight palette. It's a mixture of 6 creams and 2 powder finishes and oh boy is it beautiful. 

I was reading a few posts on the new Gosh SS16 range and one thing that caught my eye were the Lumi Drops. A similar concept (and packaging) to the Mac lustre drops, you can mix it with a foundation or it can be worn over the top like a highlighter. There's three shades available, the lightest being vanilla - which was the one I picked up, a bronzy shade and a more pinky shade similar to NARS orgasm. 

The final piece of make-up I purchased wasn't a new release, but an old favourite and that's Rimmel Londons East End Snob lip liner. Despite my not so rave review way back, whenever I wore this I received so many compliments, but everytime I've gone into a superdrug its been sold out, luckily I've found this one in Wilkos and quickly snapped it up. 




Body care is my go-to place for buying eyelashes on the high street, they're an absolute bargain! I picked up some different styles than my usual Eyelure 020 Naturals, I went for Enchanted Poise - a shorter more textured lash and Definition 110 a bolder lash that looks great with smokey looks. 

Final bits and bobs were skincare. I've run out of both moisturiser and cleanser - what a stress right? I picked up two mini sanctuary spa illuminating moisturisers as they were 50p each, great to try before buying the full size. I decided to try the L'oreals Extraordinary Oil Facial Cleansing Oil as my next cleanser. I like using oils as they break the make-up down easier and this one isn't greasy but still makes good work on long wearing make-up. 

I will be doing full reviews on the products once I've had a chance to really test them out. So make sure you're subscribed and following me on Bloglovin'.

Liv | Deliciously-Floral.co.uk






Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama | Review






I'm literally obsessed with Gigi Hadid, she's absolutely flawless and her style is impeccable and the majority of my Pinterest and daily inspiration comes from her. As she's the campaign girl for The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara (Jeez Louise thats a mouthful) I had to go out my way to purchase it. 

I have previously owned and loved the other mascaras in their 'Falsies' range, so I was keen to see how this differed. For starters, this packaging is gorgeous, I love the metallic pink and reds, the shape is so different for Maybelline and I like it. The plastic wand might be a deal breaker for a lot of people, it's not going to be for everyones taste but I love how the short bristles really coat each and every lash without it being messy. 

The formula is something I'm still trying to work out if I like. It's jet black and really lifts and defines the lashes, giving great length and volume. The only problem I have with it is that it takes absolutely ages to dry, which then can make the whole thing quite a messy process, especially as I have hooded eyes and my lashes tend to touch my upper lid.

I have to say, the finish (once it has dried) is lovely, my lashes do have that false lash look about them, they look really fanned out and lengthened and this mascara can be layered a few times without looking clumpy. 

Would I repurchase? probably not, there are mascaras on the market that I like more. I would love to try it in a waterproof formula though. 

Liv | Deliciously-Floral.co.uk

The Naked 2 Palette | Urban Decay







I actually managed to land a place on the Musical Theatre (Triple Threat) Course at Chichester University and I still can't get my head around the fact that it means come septemeber I will be going to uni, whaaaaat. Two years ago I didn't even get round to logging on to ucas before having a meltdown about it all, so it's safe to say I'm pretty darn happy right now. Another person who is just as bloody happy/relieved is my wonderful mother who surprised me with the Naked 2 Palette to celebrate.

Having already owned the Naked 1, 3 and basics, I knew I would be just as obsessed with the 2. The neutral shades are much cooler in tones in comparison to the Naked 1 which is very different to what I usually go for, never the less the colours are just as insanely beautiful and pigmented. My favourite shades so far are Bootycall, Toasted, YDK and Blackout - the most intense matte black eyeshadow I have ever used.

I was pleasantly surprised at how versatile this palette is despite not having a brown transition shade, the shade Toasted works just as well bringing a slight hint of colour to the crease instead of a traditional brown. This Naked 2 is perfect for events/ night out make-up, with all the stunning metallic colours you could ever dream of swishing across the lid, however it can just as easily be worn throughout the day time if you stick to the shades towards the left side of the palette. 

In the images above I'm wearing foxy all over lid, up to the brow. YDK across the lid, Toasted in the crease, Busted to deepen the outter corner and Bootycall in the inner corner to highlight. To thicken my lashes I'm wearing Blackout stamped into the lashline and softly blended out. 

Liv | Deliciously-Floral



January Favourites | 2016


Wait, hold up where did January go? It felt like only yesterday I was soothing a post new-years hangover yet here I am writing up my January Favourites. This month has been absolutely Ram Jammed and non-stop with a combination of uni auditions, rehearsals and shows plus I've been battling wisdom teeth growth and a nasty cough, so apologies if I've been a tad quiet on the blogging front. 

My first favourite is the Silver Crest Sonic Cleanser, I wont ramble on too much about this as I've just posted a full review - which you can read here. To basically sum it up, it's changed my cleansing routine forever, removing every last inch of make-up and grub leaving me with a clean complexion. 

Next up is another product I've recently raved about - The St. Moriz fast tan (Read it here) a fast acting tan that develops in just an hour, leaving me with beautiful bronzed skin without the mess or the effort, love love love it.

The Mary Lou-Manizer from TheBalm is the most incredible product I have ever used. There I said it. This powder highlighter packs a serious punch in the glow department, the lightest swatch attracts the light to the high points of the face effortlessly. There hasn't been a day in January where I haven't worn this and I can't see myself putting it down anytime soon. Read Full blog post(( here )). 

I've been drawn to soft pinks as every day lip colours recently, Topshop's Beehive Lipstick in particular. This creamy lipstick has the power to brighten up any complexion and any make-up look. It's subtly girly without being all out Barbie and the formula is hydrating and comfortable to wear. 

All hail the Hoola. Seriously, Hoola is the perfect Bronzer for paler skintones. It's not too warm or too cool and is completely matte, so I can use it to both sculpt and warm the skin. This product is seriously worth the hype that surrounds it, it's easy to blend and doesn't look muddy or orange. 

January has been a bit all over the place, I look forward to getting back into routines and if there's anything you want to see from me let me know in the comments. Also, I've got round to filming some make-upy videos, let me know if you'd be interested in seeing them. 

Liv | Deliciously-Floral.co.uk


Express Tanning | St.Moriz Fast Tan Review


I'm probably the most impatient person you'll ever meet, which is why the prospect of applying tan and having to wait about 6 years for it to develop is not appealing in the slightest. It was like the tanning gods finally answered my prayers when they started releasing tans that developed in just 1 hour. 

I've swore by the St. Tropez Self Tan Express for the longest time, but at full price it costs around £30 and I was searching for something similar but at a fraction of the cost. Along came the St.Moriz Fast Self Tanning Mousse, at just £5.99 it was worth a shot.

The mousse formula is identical to the St.Tropez offering, however the smells vary. The St.Moriz is heavily scented which I'm guessing is to distract from the not so sweet smell of digestive biscuits, however it isn't long before the nice smell wears away. 

For a light tan you leave it for an hour, a deeper tan for 2 hours and a dark tan for three. I left it on for three hours then rinsed it off with luke warm water in the shower. Unlike the ST.Tropez, the colour isn't completely washed away, it stays on the skin and continues to develop, a long with the biscuit scent.

I love the finished colour of the St.Moritz, it's much more golden and darker than the St.Tropez and once I've had a shower in the morning the biscuit scent isn't noticeable. I much prefer the St.Moriz version, it's even more of a bonus that it's a complete bargain in comparison and at the minute fake tan is on three for two at Boots so go grab it whilst you can!

Liv | Deliciously-Floral.co.uk