Monday, February 16, 2015

Make-up starter kit

Hello All,

For those who are fairly new to make-up it can be quite a daunting experience, there are so many products out there and it is difficult to know what to use and how to use it. I would suggest that the best thing to do is purchase simple products that are easy to apply and create effortless, minimal makeup - we don't want to be looking like drag queens.

Bourjois CC 1,2,3

I chose this as a based because it is lightweight but provides a decent amount of coverage and really evens out the skin tone. It is easy to apply and can be applied with fingers if you don't want to pay out for brushes.

Kick Ass Concealer

This is a multi-tasking wonder product. There is a heavy duty yellow toned concealer for spots and a lighter pink toned shade for under eyes, then to top it all off there is a setting powder hidden in there too!

Healthy Balance Powder

Powder is not always an essential for everyone, those with drier skin may not need it, but for the oiler gals it is an essential. I find that I need a powder with the Bourjois CC cream as it is verging on the sweaty side of the scale. I recently bought this powder and it has been fab, its light, no caking in sight and doesn't add any further coverage to the skin.

Soap and Glory Solar Powder

I love to look a little bronzed and I really do think this bronzer is absolutely fab. It provides a good amount of bronze without being too orange or too grey and also doesn't have any shimmer in it.

Sleek Blusher - Rose Gold

When I first started out with make-up I never really wore blusher but this is simply beautiful, it is subtle (fine for the heavy handed among us) and it gives a really lift to the face.

L'oreal brow artist plumper

Brows are a difficult one to deal with and even more so as a beginner. This product is a brow gel so will keep those pesky hairs in place but it also contains fibers to make the brows look fuller and more even. It is far easier that trying to fill them in with a powder or pencil.

Lash Potion Revlon

Mascara is an essential but something I feel is quite personal, different mascaras work for different people and I am not particularly loyal to any one in particular, but this is my second tube of the stuff so it must be doing something right.

MUA palette - Undress Me Too

When starting out eyeshadows can be a difficult one to conquer, I still don't really know what I am doing now! The first palette I ever bought was this one from MUA, there are an absolute steal at around the £4 mark and for the price they are decent eyeshadows. There is a good range of shades in here so you can create daytime or evening looks from this.

Revlon Lip Butters

There are so many lip products on the market and I would say they are the fun part. For a beginner though there is no need to go out and by every bold lip out there or something which is extremely high maintenance which is why I suggest these. They are sheer, hydrating lipsticks that are fuss free but add a little something.

Real Techniques Brushes

For me the one thing that really changed my make-up was brushes. I never knew how different make-up could look if applied with the correct tool. Pretty much all of my brushes are Real Techniques, they are an amazing product at an amazing price and give you everything you need as a beginner. I suggest the core collection and the eye brush collection to start as then you have all the basic brushes you need. I don't think I could live without my buffing brush.

So here is the final result...I think it is pretty but also fairly minimal. Let me know what you think of the look!

Until next time,


Sunday, January 4, 2015

A life lesson of 2014

In 2014, I came to realise who my true friends are.

I invested a lot of my time and effort this year into a friendship that I have come to realise was simply not worth it. Friendship is a two way street, and if you are the only one putting effort in, then it is not really a friendship at all.

Focus on the people who invest time in you as these are the people that truly care and are the people worth having in your life. I have 3 of the best friends I could ask for, I know that if I ever need them they would be there in a heartbeat, as would I for them.

It is not easy to let go of a friendship, especially when it is not your choice but you are better to come to terms with it and move on. It took me the best part of this year to do that and I am still not over it but I am adjusting. I know it is cliche but life is short so spend it with the right people, I can guarantee it will make you a lot happier.

I will always be there if ever that  person wants to step back in to my life, but for now my focus is on myself and all those people who have been there for my highlights of 2014.

I know this is a random one but it was just something I really wanted to express in words. I am so busy at the moment which is why I have been neglecting my blog but as soon as I can I will be back up and running.

Until next time,


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

November Favourites

Hello All,

Long time no speak. So it has been a considerable amount of time since I last posted something and I can only apologise, I have just been so busy, time has just run away with itself.

I thought I would come back and share a favourites with you as it has been a few months since my last one. Now things have changed a little and I have really had to curb my spending habits as I have reduce the amount of hours I am working in my part time job and this equals a seriously poor Bexx. Because of this I haven't been able to try out too many new products as my bank balance just won't allow it but I have uncovered some old favourites as well as some fashion and lifestyle favourites too.

Bare minerals mineral veil powder

I stole this from my mums make-up bag as she never uses it! I really like this powder, it provides great lasting power but doesn't look cakey on the skin. Also it is transparent so there isn't any added colour here.

MAC dark deed

I got this lipstick as a gift last christmas, and quite frankly was a little scared by just how dark it was. However this month I discovered it and thought I would give it another go, and know I am in love! I just pat this in with my finger, as it is so dark a little goes a long way but it is such a gorgeous plum shade I can't believe it has taken me a year to realise it!

Body shop tea tree cool and creamy face wash

This was in my September Favourties so I won't ramble on about it too much but this stuff has reached holy grail status for me. I does an amazing job of really purifying the skin and keeping the blemishes at bay but is not at all drying, I use this every morning and absolutely love it!

Vo5 Plump it up Mousse

As I have expressed in previous posts, my hair sometimes resembles a pancake. I was a little fearful of putting mousse in my hair as I always associate it with crispy, crunchy hair from my teenage days but in an attempt to get more volume I thought I would give it a go. I put some of this on freshly washed hair and it just adds a really nice lift to the roots. This is also a heat defence - added bonus!

Benefit Posietint

I got this mini in a little set with sun beam and cha-cha tint. I was a little confused by this to start with, mostly about how to apply it so it got thrust to the back of the draw for a while. I have found that if I put it on my hand and then pat it into my cheeks, this way it leaves a really natural flush that really brightens the face.

Turtle neck jumpers

Roll neck, turtle neck, whatever you want to call them, I love them. I find them very warm but also very easy to wear and layer up. They have become my go to thing to chuck on when I am not sure what to wear.

How to get away with murder

If you haven't watched this yet, then you are seriously missing out. I know I am a law student so this immediately appealed to me, but I do really think it would appeal to a lot of people. It is set in a university law school and is based around 4 law students who have murdered someone. It is a true murder mystery, I am now 6 episodes in an still none the wiser as to who killed the victim and why!

So there it is, my monthly favourites. I seriously cannot believe it is nearly the end of 2014, I know we all say it every year but this one really has flown by. I will try my best to start uploading regular posts again.

Until next time,


Friday, October 17, 2014

First Impressions // Bourjois 1,2,3 CC Cream

Hello All,

I ran out of both of my favourite drugstore foundations at the same time (the L'oreal True Match and Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum), and was in a predicament over which one to repurchase first. So when I was in Boots and saw that Bourjois had a 2 for £14 offer on, my mind was made up. With an offer like that I thought it would be rude not to pick up the Bourjois 1,2,3 CC Cream as I had heard so many things about it.

I have used this 2 or 3 times now and I am really impressed so far. It is quite thick and creamy in texture and is more like a foundation than a CC cream. It has a light to medium coverage and adds a really lovely glow to the skin, for me I sometimes find it too shiny on my skin type but with a little powder it looks fab.

This is great as it can be worn pretty much on it's own if you are having a lazy day as I find that it really does even out the complexion so when you want minimal make-up this pretty much gives you everything you need.

Until next time,


Monday, October 6, 2014

The Budget (but beautiful) Blazer

Hello All,

I have been on the hunt for a casual black blazer for some time now and when I found this with a £14.99 price tag, I was basically running for the tills.

It fits well and is long which is a style I really like. I would say that a black blazer is an essential in every girls wardrobe and for £14.99 this is a steal.

I don't really have too much else to say about it, except go and get yourself one!

H&M Long Blazer

Until next time,


Friday, October 3, 2014

September Favourites

Hello All,

So as I sit here on a Friday night waiting to pick up my drunken mother (you're jealous I know), I thought I would share with you my favourites of this month.

Tea Tree Creamy Face Wash

My one and only skincare favourite of the month is this face wash from the BodyShop. I use this pretty much daily in the morning and since using it my skin has improved massively. The tea tree in this does fantastic things for your skin and because it is creamy it isn't too harsh on your skin.

No.7 Single Eyeshadow - Truffle

I have been using this all over the lid pretty much every day and it is so so pretty. Its glittery but not too glittery and just very easy to wear. Also as it is small it is very travel friendly!

Sleek Blush - Rose Gold

I have had this blush for quite some time now and it is just B-E-A-UTIFUL! It has, as the name would suggest, gold in it, so it acts as a blush/highlight hybrid and it perks up the face very subtly.

Soap&Glory - Solar Powder

My beloved NARS Laguna bronzer had been running low, so I picked this up not being able to afford the hefty price tag of Laguna. This is all kinds of pretty and is great for contouring and generally warming up the complexion.


I own so many of these and there is always one in my handbag. I feel that for me this is the only lip balm that I can feel working. I know it smells pretty nasty but if it is going to make my lips silky smooth then that is a price I am willing to pay.

Bath and Body Works - Honolulu Sun Pocket Bac

I wish there was a way you could smell this, it is like holiday in a hand sanitizer. One of the best things about this is that the smell really lingers, which is lovely and it smells so much nicer than your average alcohol anti-bac.

So there it is, my favourites for the month. Let me know what your favourites have been as I would love to try them out.

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Until next time,


Monday, September 29, 2014

Beauty Wishlist

Hello All,

Sorry for being a little MIA recently, I have been feeling slightly uninspired lately and also rather busy, but I am back and will be trying my best to bring you regular posts.

Right, now I cannot be the only one who has started making a Christmas List, maybe I am but I just like to think of myself as organised. Regardless of how weird it may be, I have put together a Beauty Wishlist of the things I will be asking Santa for this year.

NARS SheerGlow

This was on my last beauty wishlist and it is here once again as I sadly still do not own this. It seems to be every bbloggers holy grail foundation and I simply need to try this. I am a huge foundation lover and I have read enough about this to know that it will be love at first application. I just need to get my hands on it.

Bumble&Bumble Texture Hair (un)dressing Creme 

I suffer with flat, lifeless hair and am willing to try anything and everything that gives my hair texture and volume. This product seems completely different to anything else I have ever used as it is designed to give hair that "I woke up like this" feel, which is something I lust after. It is pricey but if I worked then it would be well worth the price tag.

Naked Flushed Palette 

These were released earlier this year and I have been wanting it ever since. It is such a perfect little compact with a gorgeous bronzer, highlighter and blush all wrapped up in some pretty package...what more needs to be said?

MAC 217 Brush 

I don't feel like I am able to call myself a true beauty addict until I own one of these. Dubbed the perfect blending brush, I have some seriously high expectations for this brush, I have come so close to buying this on so many occasions but sensible Bexx always steps in.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad in Bronze Goddess 

WOW, just wow. This is luxury at it's finest. I went into Selfridges the other day whilst in Birmingham to have a little swatch of the different palettes and generally drool over the beauty of all of the products. My Christmas List will simply say "anything Charlotte Tilbury" but I think this Bronze Goddess Quad is just perfection.

Please let me know what products you are lusting over and also if you own any of these products let me know what you think of them! I would love to know if you think they are worthy of my wishlist.

Until next time,