Saturday, 28 June 2014

New Everyday Lipstick | Soap & Glory Fabu Lipstick

Soap And Glory Super Colour Fabu Lipstick In The Missing Pink Satin Finish Review Belle Amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Soap & Glory Super Colour Fabu Lipstick in "The Missing Pink" | £9.00 | LINK

Despite owning numerous lipsticks in a variety of shades, I was never able to find "the one" that I could stick to and officially call my everyday lipstick. I used to easily get bored of nude lipsticks and after a while I just wanted to go back to wearing brighter and more fun colours. After a recent trip to Boots and being sucked into the 3 for 2 offer on Soap & Glory makeup, I decided to try out one of their Super Colour Fabu Lipsticks in the shade "The Missing Pink" and now I can finally say I've found my perfect everyday lipstick! I've only tried one of the matte versions of these lipsticks before, but as it's summer I much prefer a glossier looking lip so I decided to give this beautiful shade a try.

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Soap And Glory Super Colour Fabu Lipstick In The Missing Pink Satin Finish Review Packaging Name Label Belle Amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog

The Super colour Fabu Lipsticks come in their own individual box which I personally think makes a lipstick seem a lot more expensive - not just the £9.00 I actually paid. As this lipstick is from the satin finish line, the outer packaging of the lipstick itself is a glossy black tube with the signature pink Soap & Glory writing on the front. As much as I adore Soap & Glory's packaging, the fact that everything is black and pink makes distinguishing my liquid liner from my brow pen from the bottom of my makeup bag quite a tricky job. However I still love it and think it's very pretty to look at!

"The Missing Pink" is a gorgeous pink/ nude with a satin finish and has a small amount of very fine shimmer in it. I really love the finish of this lipstick as it leaves a good amount of sheen on the lips but at the same time isn't overly shiny and glossy. This means those who prefer a matte lip might still be able to get away with this shade yet at the same time those who are a lover of the glossy lip can apply a pink or nude lip gloss over the top to make more of an impact! For me I think it's a perfect in between and I love just wearing it on its own.

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Soap And Glory Super Colour Fabu Lipstick In The Missing Pink Satin Finish Review In The Tube Bullet Embossed SG Belle Amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog

After applying "The Missing Pink" for the first time I was absolutely blown away by how beautiful the formula was! This satin finish lipstick contains shea butter, monoi butter and vitamin E which together makes it super creamy, soft and a complete dream to apply. Usually some nude lipsticks can cling to drier patches of skin on the lips as their formulas aren't very nourishing, but for "The Missing Pink" I can actually feel my lips being hydrated as I wear it! Even though "The Missing Pink" is such a creamy lipstick, I find it has a really good wear time of about 3 to 4 hours which is usually how often I reapply my lipstick anyway. I also find it wears off pretty evenly too so you're never left with that awkward lipstick line around your lips!

Another thing that I love about this lipstick (which you can actually find in most Soap & Glory lip products) is the scent of the product. If you like sweet, pleasant vanilla scents then this lipstick is definitely one for you! It tastes amazing on the lips (even thought you shouldn't be tasting them haha!) and I think this makes the lipstick feel even more luxurious and high end.

Soap And Glory Super Colour Fabu Lipstick In The Missing Pink Satin Finish Review Swatch On Skin Belle Amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Soap And Glory Super Colour Fabu Lipstick In The Missing Pink Satin Finish Review Swatch On Lips Makeup Face Of The Day Belle Amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog

Overall I'm seriously impressed with how well this lipstick works! I love that it's such a wearable nude shade that works with every makeup look and occasion. I also think this lipstick would work for a huge array of skin tones, especially the fairer skins as it's such a beautiful and natural shade. I'm really tempted to pick up some more of these lipsticks so if you've tried them before please let me know what shades you've tried!

Just a quick mention to any Pinterest lovers out there, I've recently joined and have become instantly hooked! My username is: belleamiebeauty and if you want to follow me then click this link here! Thank you for reading.

Have you tried any of Soap & Glory's lipsticks?
What's your favourite everyday lipstick?
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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Spring & Summer Fashion | Floral Prints

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When it comes to the Summer time, floral prints are an absolute staple in my wardrobe. In all honesty I love wearing florals all year long, but there's something about the warmer weather where I like to wear brighter and more colourful flower prints! I thought I would put together a few outfits to show you all some of my favourite floral pieces I have found on the high street recently plus different items you can pair them with.

In each of the outfits I have kept with the same sandals purely because they are my favourite things to wear in the Summer time and they are all that I live in! Of course you can swap them up for flats, flip flops, wedges or even heels, this is just what I would pair these outfits with!

Spring Summer Fashion Floral Prints Oasis Ivory Camisole New Look Blue Pink Floral Shorts Belle-amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Spring Summer Fashion Floral Prints New Look Pink Blue Floral Shorts Belle-amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Top - Oasis | Shorts - New Look | Sandals - New Look | Necklace - Miss Selfridge | Bracelet - Miss Selfridge | Earrings - Miss Selfridge (similar)

I spotted these gorgeous bright blue and pink floral shorts a few weeks back in New Look and luckily there was one pair left in my size. I absolutely adore the colours in these shorts and they definitely scream Summer time! As these are quite a bright print, I've paired them with a simple loose fitting cami from Oasis - this way you can easily dress up the outfit with a statement necklace. I also love wearing my denim jacket with this outfit when it gets a bit chillier in the evenings. This definitely dresses down the outfit but I think it makes it cute for evening BBQs or parties. I think this is a great outfit for the day when worn with sandals or flats, but it can also be worn with killer wedges to make a night time outfit!

Spring Summer Fashion Floral Prints Miss Selfridge Trim Denim Shorts Oasis Black Camisole New Look Daisy Floral Kimono Belle-amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Spring Summer Fashion Floral Prints Miss Selfridge Trim Denim Shorts Oasis Black Camisole New Look Daisy Floral Kimono Accessorize Daisy Chain Necklace Belle-amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Top - Oasis | Kimono - New Look | Shorts - Miss Selfridge (similar) | Sandals - New Look | Necklace - Accessorize | Bracelet - Miss Selfridge |
Earrings - Miss Selfridge (similar)

After weeks of hunting for a simple yet affordable kimono for my holiday, I came across this really cute one in the teen's section of New Look! At only £12.99 is was pretty much half the price of the ones sold in the women's section plus as it had such a sweet print, I couldn't pass it up. Floral kimonos are great for adding pattern and texture to a really simple outfit or can be thrown over a bikini when you're relaxing by the pool. As the background colour of this kimono was black, I decided it would look best over a simple black cami which I tucked into my Miss Selfridge denim shorts. I love that these shorts have a really pretty trim and a slightly scalloped edge as it adds that extra bit of detail to the outfit!

To add a bit more floral-ness to the outfit, I paired it with one of my current favourite necklaces which is a daisy chain choker. This necklace can be pretty much worn with anything and I really love how well it goes with this outfit!

Spring Summer Fashion Floral Prints Oasis Coral Skinny Jeans Forever 21 Coral Purple Floral Crop Top Belle-amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Spring Summer Fashion Floral Prints Forever 21 Coral Purple Floral Crop Top Belle-amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Top - Forever 21 | Jeans - Oasis | Sandals - New Look | Necklace - Dorothy Perkins (similar) | Bracelet - Miss Selfridge |
Earrings - Miss Selfridge (similar)

A couple years ago I would be absolutely terrified to wear an outfit like this; crop tops and bright coloured jeans were a no go for me! But over the past few months I've become a lot more confident in the clothes I wear and become comfortable with wearing brighter pieces - especially for the Summer! As soon as I spotted this crop top in Forever 21 I knew I had to have it and at just £6.50 you can't really go wrong! I knew instantly that these jeans would go perfectly with this top as they pick out the coral flowers in the print. If you are worried about showing off your belly, then this top goes really well with high waisted shorts (I also wear this top with the denim shorts in the photos above), jeans or skirts. I can't wait to go back to Forever 21 and pick up some more of these tops in different prints, I think they're so pretty for the Summer!

Thank you for reading today's fashion post, I really hope you enjoyed it! I want to keep the content on my blog quite varied so if you enjoy my fashion posts and would like to see me show other fashion trends with high street pieces then do let me know in the comments below!

What are your thoughts on the outfits I have put together?
What fashion trends have you been following this Summer?
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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Daily Favourites | Palmer's Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

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Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion | £5.89 | LINK

Hello everyone! After being back from my lovely holiday away in Cyprus for over a week now, I thought it was about time I got my head down and started blogging again! Today I'm going to be doing another post for my "daily favourites" series and this one is going to be about one of the nicest body lotions I have ever tried. I've always been such a slacker when it comes to applying body lotion everyday. Some that I have used in the past just leave me with greasy feeling skin or takes forever to sink in, so I just felt slightly apprehensive about using that one again!

A few months ago I decided to pick up the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion as I wanted to try something different. I've heard so many good things about the Palmer's range, but was always put off at how boring it looked (yes, I am a huge sucker for packaging which is probably why I love brands like Soap & Glory!) and that it was mainly targeted for pregnant women to treat scars and stretch marks. However I thought I would just give it a go as it claims to really benefit the skin and it's much cheaper than other body lotions I've tried.

Daily Favourites Palmer's Cocoa Butter Plump Body Lotion Dry Skin Review Belle-amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog

The Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion is a creamy yellow coloured lotion that is quite thin in consistency. I was quite surprised how thin this lotion was as many cocoa butters I have tried before were very thick and rich. Even though it's much thinner than other cocoa butters, the Palmer's lotion is still incredibly rich in vitamin E and other ingredients that help leave your skin feeling super soft and smooth. As I suffer with very dry skin (especially on my elbows and shoulders) I need a good moisturiser that will help treat these areas and prevent them from becoming dry and dehydrated again in the short term.

Within the first use of the Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion I was in love with how it left my skin feeling. Once applied, my skin feels so smooth, soft and it helps relieve any areas of dry skin on my body. The lotion also has a lovely scent of cocoa butter which I personally love and makes me think my skin is really being treated and moisturised. I find it best to apply this body lotion straight after having a shower when your skin is still warm and slightly damp as it allows the cocoa butter to absorb into your skin. After just a few minutes of applying the body lotion, it's completely sunken in to my skin and doesn't leave me feeling greasy or uncomfortable which means I can get dressed straight away! Throughout the day you can still smell the cocoa butter on your skin which I really love plus it shows that the lotion is still keeping your skin hydrated all day long!

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Overall I think this is such a lovely body lotion and one that I will definitely keep in my body care collection! After using this everyday over the past 2 months, it's left my skin feeling so soft even on days that I do forget to apply it! This huge 400ml body lotion has lasted me a very long time but after using it everyday for a couple months I will be needing to repurchase a new bottle very soon. I'm also tempted to try out their self tanning version, so if you've tried that before then do let me know what you think of it. So if you suffer with dry skin or just need a lotion that will leave your skin feeling and smelling beautiful, then definitely give the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Body Lotion a try!

What is your favourite everyday body lotion?
Have you tried anything from the Palmer's Cocoa Butter range?
Belle-amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Guest Post | Bank Holiday shopping | Molly-Louise Beauty

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Hello everyone! I'm Molly and I write my own blog called 'Molly-Louise Beauty' where I write a mix of beauty, fashion and lifestyle posts and today I am doing a guest post for Amie's blog. I went shopping over the bank holiday weekend and thought I would share with you everything that I got :)
 
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New Look Blue Floral Top £14.99 | LINK
I have grown out of 90% of the clothes in my wardrobe so have been gradually rebuilding it with new additions over a long period of time and summer clothes was what I needed most. I really wanted a brighter piece of clothing to add to my wardrobe and floral prints seem to be everywhere at the moment! I love this top as it is a more pale blue but has the almost-neon pink and orange flowers. Fits well, perfect for summer and was a bargain! :)

Primark Sheer Grey Floral Blouse £12
Primark Black Slipper Pumps £4
Primark Black Bow Pumps £5
Again, another floral top! This is a grey top with some cream flowers all over and it is quite sheer so you would have to wear a vest top underneath! It has very short sleeves and it is quite long but you could just tuck it into a skirt or some denim shorts and you're good to go! I also got some black pumps for college and work as well as some slightly different ones with a bow and a little bit of gold bar detailing :)
 
Guest Post Bank Holiday Shopping Haul Topshop MAC Collection Tresemme Store Twenty One Molly Louise Blog Belle-amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog

Topshop Rose Gold Chain and Fabric Entwined Necklace £13.50
I wanted this necklace for a while and had looked in so many stores and at so many jewellery stands to find it! Luckily I managed to find it in Cambridge and grabbed it while I could :) It is a rose gold chain necklace with some grey fabric entwined into it to add something extra; perfect way to add something to a plain outfit! 
 
Tresemm√© Keratin Smooth 7 Day Smooth Shampoo £5.99
Tresemm√© Keratin Smooth 7 Day Smooth Conditioner £5.99
Tresemm√© Keratin Smooth 7 Day Smooth Heat Activated Treatment £6.99
The idea of these hair products really intrigued me when I found out that they were heat activated and thought I would give them a try as they were on a 3 for 2 offer. You wash your hair with the shampoo and conditioner which are the support to the treatment which you put it your hair while it is still wet after you have brushed it. You then blow dry your hair and then straighten it giving you really soft and straight hair! I am impressed so far but have only used it once :) These will last ages too as you only need to use them every 4th time you wash your hair!
 
Guest Post Bank Holiday Shopping Haul MAC Creamsheen lipstick Sunny Seoul Store Twenty One Mint Heart Molly Louise Blog Belle-amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - 1 Fair £4.19
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick - Sunny Seoul £15

Surprisingly I only got two make up items which is unusual for me haha! I got my favourite concealer again as I had searched maybe 6 stores trying to find it because it is so popular! Covers amazing, excellent price and definitely something I will continue to buy :)
I also got my first MAC lipstick and makeup product in general which is in the shade 'Sunny seoul'. This has a cremesheen finish which I quite like as it is really smooth on the lips with excellent pigmentation! Gorgeous pink shade, perfect for this time of year!

Store Twenty One Mint Heart 'Happy Go Lucky' Plaque £1 Was £1.99
Finally, I got this really sweet heart wall plaque for only £1 with the quote 'happy go lucky' and I feel like it was an extra addition for my bedroom whilst gradually doing it up :)

Thank you so much for reading my guest post!
Let me know what you have been buying lately and what you got up to during the bank holiday weekend :)



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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

VO5 Hair Care

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VO5 Hair Care | LINK

Hello everyone I hope you're all well! Today's post is going to be my last post before I leave rainy old England and jump on a plane to the sunny island of Cyprus! I am so excited for this holiday and trust me, I'm in big need for a good week of relaxing and drinking cocktails by the pool! My blog won't be going bare this week though as I do have a guest post lined up from a lovely blogger so I do hope you check back soon to have a read!

Today I wanted to talk about some products from VO5 that have recently become a part of my everyday hair care/ styling routine! Over the past few months I've been trying out a small selection of the vast array of products they sell and over this time I have really started to love using them. I've only tried their styling products as I'm happy using my Aussie shampoos and conditioners for now (read my review of them here), but I'm definitely considering trying the VO5 ones in the future!

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VO5 High Volume Weather Resistant Hairspray | £3.29 | LINK 
This hairspray is the most recent VO5 addition to my collection as my trusty old Pantene Ice Shine Hairspray just suddenly stopped working one day - rather odd! As I have very fine hair that lacks volume at the roots, I thought this product would be great at keeping my hair in place and offer me some much needed volume! The High Volume hairspray comes out as a very fine mist that's easy to work with that leaves your hair looking natural and shiny. I think this is a great hairspray as it really does keep my hair and curls in place plus prevents those pesky little fly away hairs from appearing. I also find it works really well when you spray it into your roots to give your hair lots of volume!

VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray | £3.79 | LINK
 The Give Me Texture dry spray is actually a form of sea salt spray, but unlike many others I have tried it doesn't leave my hair tacky or crispy feeling! It's a fine mist that just adds a bit of texture to the hair and makes styling messy buns, pony tails or even fish tail braids very easy! I love the whole messy casual hair look and I think this is a great product to use to achieve this style.

VO5 Hair Care Review Plump It Up Dry Shampoo Smoothly Does It Tame Shine Heat Defence Spray Belle-amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog

VO5 Plump It Up Dry Shampoo | £3.79 | LINK
This is an all time staple in my hair care routine now, I don't think I could ever live without this dry shampoo because it really is amazing! The Plump It Up Dry Shampoo offers lots of texture and volume to the roots of my hair as well as making it smell fresh and clean all day long. Again it's also a very fine mist that comes out nearly translucent on my dark hair. I think colourless dry shampoos are an essential for me as I hate brushing out that horrible "grey hair look" that you can get from ones like Batiste! I think everyone should give this dry shampoo a go, it's an absolute must for me!

VO5 Smoothly Does It Tame & Shine Heat Defence Spray | £3.89 | LINK
My final favourite hair care product from VO5 is the Smoothly Does It Tame & Shine Heat Defence Spray. What I really like about this product is that it's multi-purpose. It offers heat defence which is an essential step in any hair care routine plus it can be used as a finishing spray to tame fly aways and add extra shine to your hair! I mainly use this as my heat defence spray and it always leaves my hair feeling really soft afterwards. I do use a lot of heat on my hair but since using this product I've noticed my hair hasn't got as many split or damaged ends as it did before using it!

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Overall I would highly recommend trying out the VO5 styling range! They have so many different lines of products that I'm sure there's something for everyone - each of these products come from different lines and there's even ones I haven't tried before! I would also like to mention that every product I've tried from VO5 has a really lovely scent (especially the Smoothly Does It spray) and they always leave my hair smelling amazing! If you're looking for some new hair care products to add to your routine, head to your local supermarket or drugstore and try out the VO5 line.

Have you tried anything from the VO5 hair care line?
What are your favourite hair products to use?
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