Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Everyday Favourite Lipsticks

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We're currently in a very awkward stage of the year where the weather is pretty much every season in just one day. In the mornings it seems like an obvious choice that a jumper is the best way to go, but by mid-afternoon you're highly regretting that choice and envy anyone you see wearing a Summer dress! I find this also seems to go with makeup as during the Winter months I love rocking a bold vampy lip but because we haven't quite reached that chilly stage just yet, I feel a bit OTT wearing one everyday. This has lead to me hunting through my lipstick collection for some perfect "in-between season" lipsticks that give me that lovely Autumnal colour yet still have a slight Summery edge to them!

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I've picked out 5 of my most used lipsticks that I've been reaching for recently. I've noticed I tend to stick to a more glossy finish as there's only 1 matte lipstick in my selection. However this definitely changes when we're fully into the Winter months, so I'll probably do a favourite matte lipsticks post soon!

Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie | LINK | Review
 This is such an oldie but definitely one of my favourite ranges of lip products. The Revlon Lip Butters are super smooth and nourishing plus give you a lovely hint of colour. I've been reaching for the shade Berry Smoothie a lot recently as it gives a slight berry colour to my lips. As it's not an intense colour, it still gives that Autumnal berry shade but as it's more of a tint and has a glossy finish, it still looks really pretty on sunny days!

Soap & Glory Gloss Stick in Pink Punch | LINK
From an old product to a new one, these little Gloss Sticks by Soap & Glory are some of my newest additions to my makeup collection. Out of the 3 I have Pink Punch is the shade I've been reaching for the most as it's the most pigmented out of the selection I own. Even though this is quite a bright pink shade and would look amazing during the Summer, I still think it's easy to pull off at this time of the year. Again these have an amazing smooth formula and their compact size makes them perfect to throw in your handbag!

Bourjois Lip Crayon in Sweet Macchiato | LINK
I pretty much own nearly every shade of the Bourjois Lip Crayons so it was kind of hard not to include a couple of them! The first shade I've been using a lot is Sweet Macchiato which is a brown toned red/ nude which is super easy to wear everyday. Obviously brown toned nudes have been really in this year and this is a really easy way to pull off the trend with minimal effort.

Bourjois Lip Crayon in Plum Russian | LINK | Review
The other shade that's a firm favourite for me is Plum Russian. This is more of a vampy plum shade that's lovely for both day and night as it's easy to build up the colour. Even though it's quite a dark shade, the glossiness of the lip crayons make this a great transitional colour to wear at this time of the year. With their amazing hydrating formula and even SPF, these are a great lip product to have all year round!

Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick in Keep It Classy | LINK | Review
 My final lipstick in this post is probably the most "Autumny" shade out of the bunch! Keep It Classy from Maybelline's Color Drama Lipstick range is a gorgeous deep toned berry shade that has a matte finish. This little pencil form lipstick offers a tonne of colour, pigmentation and staying power and is definitely a range of lipsticks that I'd highly recommend! I will probably keep using this well into the Winter time, but even now I think this is a lovely shade to wear if you do feel like wearing a darker Autumn shade!

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So these are a few of the lipsticks that I keep reaching for during this transitional time into Autumn. I would love to hear what lipsticks you have been wearing recently and whether you've tried any of these products before!

What are your current favourite lipsticks?

Monday, 14 September 2015

Superdrug Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil is well known for being an amazing multi-purpose product that can be used for a huge range of things, from hair, beauty and even cooking. As coconut oil is lightweight yet still really nourishing, it's a perfect addition to anyone's hair or body care routine. I recently picked up a tub of the Superdrug Coconut Oil, which is specifically designed for your hair and skin, as it was half price and I wanted to see how well it actually works! I've been testing it out for a few weeks and I thought I would share my thoughts on this super affordable wonder product.

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Superdrug Coconut Oil For Hair Skin Review Belle-Amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Superdrug Coconut Oil For Hair Skin Review Belle-Amie UK Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog

 This coconut oil comes in a solid form that starts to melt as it comes into contact with your skin. What's great about this product is that you only need a tiny amount and a little really does go a long way! Even though the tub that I bought was the smaller of the 2 available from Superdrug, I can see that this will last me a very long time due to how little you need to use.

So the first way that I tried out the Superdrug coconut oil was by using it as a hair and scalp mask. All you have to do is simply massage the oil into your dry scalp and the lengths of your hair and leave it in for a few hours (or overnight if your hair is very dry!). After washing the oil out my hair is left feeling really soft and nourished and because it's lightweight it doesn't leave any oily residue in my hair. I would personally use the oil like this once every couple weeks as my hair is very fine, but someone with thicker or longer hair could definitely use it more! This oil is also great to use on wet hair after washing it to use as a leave in conditioner. I find this really helps smooth down my hair and leaves it feeling really soft.

I've also found that this coconut oil is really great for your skin as it melts straight into your skin as you massage it in. As it's really nourishing the oil is lovely to use on drier areas like your elbows, knees, hands and especially your feet - just pop some cosy socks on overnight and you have super soft feet in the morning! Again because it's a lightweight oil it doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy just really soft and supple!

This is a really great product and I love how affordable it is, especially as it's currently half price in Superdrug. I'd highly recommend this coconut oil so if you haven't tried it already definitely pick it up on your next Superdrug trip!

Have you tried coconut oil in your beauty routine before?
Let me know what else you use it for in the comments! 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Review | Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencils

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Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencils | £4.99 each

I love swapping up my lip products on a daily basis and it's definitely the makeup I experiment with the most. This means I'm always on the look out for affordable yet good quality lipsticks to add to my ever expanding collection. A few months ago I picked up a couple of the Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencils after hearing some amazing things about them! I settled on the 2 shades Keep It Classy and Fab Orange as these are two colours I wear on a regular basis and I thought I'd get the most wear out of. However there was a lovely selection of colours, from nudes to reds, so there's definitely something for everyone in this line!

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Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick Lip Pencils Keep It Classy Fab Orange Review Swatch Belle-amie Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick Lip Pencils Keep It Classy Fab Orange Review Swatch Belle-amie Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick Lip Pencils Keep It Classy Fab Orange Review Swatch Belle-amie Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog

The Maybelline Color Drama lipsticks come in a little pencil form, just like a larger version of a lip liner. Their design makes these lipsticks super easy to apply as you can reach right into the inner corners of your lips and neatly pencil in the rest of your lips. Even though these are lip pencils, they still have a creamy soft formula just like a lipstick so they apply beautifully and never drag across your lips.

So the two shades I picked up were Keep It Classy and Fab Orange. Keep It Classy is a glamorous deep pink toned berry shade that looks stunning on the lips. This is one of those lip colours that can easily be worn during the day with a simple cat eye or as an evening lip paired with a smoky eye. The colour can also be blended out so if you want a subtle hint of colour you can apply a small amount allowing it to act like more a lip stain. Fab Orange is a perfect shade for the Summer/ Autumn time as it's a bright orange shade that can be paired with a bronze eye to give it a more "fall time" look. I'm a sucker for orange lipsticks and this is definitely a gorgeous shade and one I will get plenty of wear out of!

The finish of these lip pencils is a mixture between matte and a satin, but definitely sways more to being a matte. This can mean that once dried on the lips the product can cling to drier patches easily, so just be prepared and prep your lips with a good lip balm before! However with their matte finish comes their amazing staying power - honestly you can eat a whole meal and these lipsticks won't budge! These are definitely great lipsticks for when you want the colour to last all day long.

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Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick Lip Pencils Keep It Classy Fab Orange Review Swatch Belle-amie Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Blog
wearing Keep It Classy

I'm totally impressed by the cute little lip pencils and despite their small size, I'm sure these two will last me a long time! I think that Keep It Classy will definitely be one of those shades that I will keep coming back to through the Autumn as it's such a lovely berry shade. I would love to try out some more shades of these so if you've tried any of the others then do let me know in the comments!

Have you tried the Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencils?

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

August Favourite's

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So another month has come and gone and it's time to share with you what products I have been enjoying this month! I honestly can't believe how fast this year is going. As much as I love the Summer, I'm starting to look forward to the Autumn and Winter time - cosy nights in, the excuse to have hot chocolates every night, over sized jumpers - can't wait! I've also accepted the fact Summer's almost over by buying myself a new coat today, definitely a moment that marks the coming of Winter!

Whilst I've been on my blogging break I have stumbled across a few new beauty favourites that have now become my daily essentials. Most of these products are new this month but a couple have been firm favourites for a while now, but I thought I'd still include them! I've got a nice mixture of makeup, hair and new perfume in this post so do keep reading if you'd like to hear about my favourites this month!

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VO5 Give Me Texture Effortless Wave Creation Foam | LINK
Since cutting my hair short in June I've been on the hunt for products that enhance my natural curls and help keep them in place all day. I've picked up a couple of curling products from VO5 but the Wave Creation Foam was the one I reached for most. This is a lightweight foam that you scrunch into your hair to create natural looking waves and curls. As well as holding my natural curls in place the product also smells gorgeous and contains heat defence so if I want to quickly blow dry my hair with a diffuser, I don't have to worry about weighing my hair down with another product!

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick | LINK
These lovely little gloss sticks are a real beauty gem and have definitely been the lip products I've been reaching for the most! At only £3.50 a pop, these gloss sticks offer a boost of colour to the lips and leave them feeling soft and smooth. I was very surprised by Pink Punch's super bright pink colour pay off - it pretty much passes as a proper lipstick! The other two, Pinkaboo and Technicoral both offer a beautiful subtle hint of colour that's perfect for everyday wear. I'll be doing a review of these lip crayons soon so if you want to read more, then keep an eye out!

Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Brown | LINK 
 I'm always on the hunt for products to make my brows look better and when I read about Brow Drama by Maybelline I was excited to give it a try. It's kind of like a tinted mascara for your brows as it offers both a hint of colour and helps hold your brows in place. This is a great product to use by itself for a natural look or over your brow pencil to help keep the hairs in place. Definitely give this a try as it's become a real staple for me!

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Perfume | LINK 
My final favourite is my newest perfume to my collection that I actually received for my birthday this month! I love fresh floral scents for the Summer and Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream is such a lovely fragrance if that's your kind of thing! I'm not a huge fan of the original Daisy but I think the oriental notes in this perfume make it a winner for me - plus the bottle is too cute to pass up!

So these are some of the products I've been loving this month! I hope you've enjoyed today's post and I would love to hear what products you've been loving this month in the comments below!

What have you been loving this August?
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