Annie writes beauty

Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


Saturday, 24 September 2016

Lush Halloween is Here!

Lush Cosmetics launched this year's Halloween range yesterday and being the kinda girl that likes to give, I dragged my arse to Lush Southampton to get photos of ALL the new range to show you guys! Caring soul, aren't I? That might be a slight lie though because I also did a little shopping which I shall be showing you in tomorrow's post.

I think we can all agree last years range was a huge disappointment. Lush Oxford Street seemed to be the main focus with all those exclusive products and the rest of us were cast to one side but thankfully, they've pulled it back this year. Rachel and I went for a little look and the fabulous Lucy showed us around and filled us in on all the new products. I haven't tried anything yet but my old faithful, Lord of Misrule is back and Pumpkin is looking to become a fave already. 

There is a mixture of soaps, bath bombs and a bubble bar plus a bath melt, shimmer bar, knot wraps and gifts. It's a smallish range but well thought out with a mixture of scents to suit many. I'll leave a run down of what is available below but make sure you check back tomorrow to see what actually made it home with me. 

Bath Bombs - 
Pumpkin - £3.95
Monster's Ball - £4.25 
Lord of Misrule - £3.95 
Autumn Leaf - £3.75 

Bubble Bar - 
Sparkly Pumpkin - £3.95

Bath Melt - 
Boo - £3.50 

Shimmer Bar - 
Goth Fairy - £5.50 

Shower Cream - 
Lord of Misrule - 100g £4.95
                              250g £9.95
                              500g £16.50

Soaps - 
Fireside - 100g £4.25 
Magic Wand - 100g £3.50 

Knot Wraps - 
Moon Phases - £4.50
Eyeballs - £3.75
Calavera - £3.75

Gifts - 
It's Magic - £27.95 
Pumpkin - £20.95
Little Monster - £12.95

This is not sponsored, I just love Lush.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Goodnight Sweetheart Sleek Makeup

Sleek Makeup have been creating hit after hit this year and they're back again with their newest limited edition collection, Goodnight Sweetheart. Released a couple of weeks ago, the range compromises of three Lip VIP lipsticks and another beautiful i-Divine eyeshadow palette. The collection is based around the idea of losing yourself in romantic evenings, cosy dinners and nights by an open fire and the shades available nail that perfectly, 

The i-Divine mineral based eyeshadow palette comes in their standard matte, black packaging with a full size mirror, double ended foam applicator and twelve scrumptious shades. The palette is suitable for all skin tones, with rich berries, deep browns and iridescent champagne tones in an array of formulas. I've enjoyed using the matte and shimmer shades together to create a dark, smoky look. You'll find each of the shades in Sleek's legendary formula known for easy blending, incredible pigmentation and little fall out plus it's only £8.99. The only thing I will advise you to do is to chuck out the foam applicator and get straight to work with a blending brush because these applicators are no good for anyone. 

The products I'm most excited about from the Goodnight Sweetheart collection are the Lip VIP lipsticks. I have raved about these on countless occasions because they're a bargain at £5.50 and rival MAC Cosmetics for their pigmentation and staying power. Each of the lipsticks are semi-matte, moisturising and feel amazingly velvety even after five to six hours wear time. There are three shades in this collection, Icon, a dusky pink, Elite, an intense berry and Paparazzi, a deep cherry plum. Each of the lipsticks give a full coverage finish and also contain shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E to keep lips hydrated during wear time. All of the shades scream Autumn and I will be reaching for these shades regularly over the next coming months, so if you see a selfie on Instagram you can bet it'll be one of these on my lips. 

What do you think of the Goodnight Sweetheart collection? Will you be going out to buy it?

Press samples.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Autumn Styling

I held the latest Sotonbloggers event at Orange Rooms a few weeks back where we fell into sugar comas over Freak Shakes. As the weather was so crap it gave me the perfect opportunity to pull out my tights, grab my suede Chelsea boots and wear one of my new dresses from Quiz Clothing. 

As today is officially Autumn and my FAVOURITE season of the year I thought today would be the perfect chance to show off my new dress. The Black, Red and Cream Bardot dress from Quiz is perfect for transitioning from Summer to Autumn as it's still light but can also look fab with layers. The A-line dress is perfect to dress up with tights and boots for casual dinners or cocktails with the girls. I can't wait to wear it more over the next coming weeks.

  • Black, Red & Cream Bardot Dress* - Quiz Clothing £19.99
  • Black Duster Jacket - Primark £15.00
  • Black Suede Chelsea Boots - Primark £15.00
  • Black Roll Top Midi Tote - Skinny Dip £20.00 (sale)

*Press sample.
© Annie writes beauty. All rights reserved.
Blogger Designs by pipdig