Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Beauty: August Favourites

Over the bank holiday weekend, I celebrated my 21st Birthday! I was utterly spoilt and had the best weekend with family and friends. Hopefully, I'll do a little post or post some pictures on Social Media as there are some great snaps! I don't feel any different, but at least I can now drink in America!
I can't believe it's now September, this year has gone so fast! Before I leave it too long I thought I should post my August Beauty favourites. I was supposedly on a make-up ban but I made a couple of purchases this month which made my favourites. 
Lulu Guinness Perspex Clutch // Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water // Nars Laguna Bronzer // Tanya Burr Everyday Flutter False Eyelashes // Tarte Amazonian Clay Blusher in Tipsy // Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser 
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - I am a massive fan of Bioderma and usually stock up whenever I'm in Paris as the prices are so low. I am now down to my last bottle so I decided to try out something new. Garnier has been the best Micellar Cleansing Water I have tried and it's really affordable. The little mini bottles are currently £1 in Boots if you are interested in trying it out.
Nars Laguna Bronzing Powder - This month I finally caved and purchased Nars Laguna from Space:NK. The powder actually looks really dark but once applied it goes on a treat and I've been loving this for a glow to my face. You can really tell why this is such a best seller. 
Tanya Burr Everyday Flutter False Eyelashes - I know Tanya Burr recently relaunched her beauty collection and they all have beautiful new packaging but this also meant that her old lashes were being sold in TK:Maxx for only £1.99. I am already a massive fan of her individual lashes but Everyday Flutter are three-quarter stripped lashes. I don't wear false eyelashes a lot and personally wouldn't wear these Everyday but I really loved wearing them over my Birthday to add volume and depth to my lashes! Also, they didn't fall off and was really easy to apply. 
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blusher in Tipsy - I've owned this for such a long time but I haven't actually used it too much until recently. This is a gorgeous peachy coral blush and is so pretty for summer. These blushers are so highly pigmentated, I am thinking about picking up some other shades in America as the colours are gorgeous! 
Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser - This was a product I thought was going to be a total fad but I was pleasantly surprised. This spray on moisturiser smells incredible of cocoa butter and doesn't get all sticky and has done my skin wonders. Completely recommend this and I'm thinking about doing a more in-depth review because I love it that much. 
I'm now heading off to pack as It's my Graduation Ceremony on Friday and I'm travelling down tomorrow. This week has been non-stop but in a good way. Hopefully, I'll have time to chill and relax next week in time for my American Adventure! Don't forget, I currently have a giveaway going on where you could win a MAC lipstick & eyeshadow of your choice here

XOXO

SHARE:

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Fashion: A Day At the Seaside

I absolutely love having days at the beach and living at a seaside resorts means that as soon as the sun shines, I can run down to the beach and enjoy. A day at the seaside would not be complete without a couple of things, Ice Cream, Fish and Chips and a flutter in the arcades. As a child, I was always in the amusement arcades and in those days you won soo much! I would come back with about fifteen stuffed toys, nowadays you are lucky if you win but it's still heaps of fun for all the family.
I never realised how lucky I was to be brought up by the seaside until I went to University in Birmingham and found myself miles away from the coast. I've never really experienced travelling across the country to have a day at the seaside as It's literally on my doorstep. This summer, I've spent a lot of time at the beach and enjoying all the little touristy places such as visiting my local castle.
For my day at the seaside, I wore this lovely floral tunic from White Stuff. As I was keeping the look casual, I wanted something practical and lightweight which was what this. There is some lovely printed tunics on the White Stuff here, I have my eye on the palm tree one! I tucked the tunic into my new 'Rosa' Shorts from Topshop which I bought for Florida. They fit perfect and were in the sale for only £15! Bargain!
Shoes - Zara
To finish off the day, you cannot beat Fish and Chips from the seaside. Believe me, I've tried them around the country and nothing beats getting it straight from the seaside. I thought I'd include a photo of me devouring my haddock!
I have a Mac Giveaway going on where you could win a lipstick and eyeshadow of your choice, find out more here!

Do you go to the seaside? What's your favourite thing to do when you go to the seaside?

XOXO


SHARE:

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Fashion: Pastels & Palms

On Monday, I went out for a lovely family meal at the local Chinese. Although It was quite a casual occasion, I love any excuse for dressing up. I normally go for a pretty dress but decided to switch up with my ASOS lilac trousers and a tropical cami. I actually felt like I was wearing pyjamas which made it super comfortable when I ate a little too much.
Trousers - ASOS
Shoes - Next (Similar)

This weekend is a busy one for me, It's my 21st Birthday on Monday so I'm celebrating this Bank Holiday Weekend. If you haven't seen already I have a Mac Giveaway going on where you could win a lipstick and eyeshadow of your choice, find out more here!

XOXO

SHARE:

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Giveaway: MAC Goodies!

Over the past five years I have been blogging, It's become sort of a tradition to mark my Birthday with a giveaway for you guys! It is my 21st Birthday next Monday, so I thought long and hard what I could giveaway and I know there are a lot of beauty lovers who read my posts. I have decided to giveaway a Mac Lipstick AND a Mac Eyeshadow of your choice.
The giveaway will be open worldwide from the 25th of August til the 15th of September (Midnight GMT) and to be in with a chance of winning you need to enter below!

Please Note:
- The Lipstick must be chosen from this selection here and the Eyeshadow from here (No Limited Collections/Pro Longwear etc..)
- Giveaway open Worldwide (25th Aug - 15th Sept)
- You must be following me on Bloglovin' to enter.
More competitions at ThePrizeFinder

Good Luck to all the entrants! 

XOXO


SHARE:
© RACHEL NICOLE. All rights reserved.
Blogger templates by pipdig