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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Partylite Candles

There's nothing more I love than a sweet smelling candle burning away. I love that they can be burnt all year round as there is such an amazing range of scents to choose from. Also I think they can really make a difference to the decor of your home. The lovely people over at Partylite sent me some of their candles to review.
I have heard of Partylite before as my boyfriends mum used to work for them but I haven't actually tried any of their candles.
From what I gather Partylite is a bit like those The Body Shop and Ann Summers parties you can have at home but obviously for candles.

Fig Fatale Forbidden Fruits Glolite Candle - £22.50* | This has to be my favourite candle out of the two and is currently burning away as I type this. It's such a lovely sweet and has a lovely hint of vanilla which I love in candles. Also, how super cute is the jar in comes in? I will definitely find a use for the jar afterwards as it's just too pretty to throw away.

Cherry Blossom Jar Candle* | I can't find the exact candle online but I have found some in the Cherry Blossom range. I love how bright this candle is and I love the fact that it's pink. It definitely adds a pop of colour to my white furniture in my bedroom, especially on my dressing table.
As for the scent, it's lovely and fruity with a hint of floral goodness in there too.

Have you heard of Partylite candles before?

Emily x 

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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Instagram - #13

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I have been using the Slendertone abs for about 3 weeks now and I have noticed such a difference in my abs. Along with using this I have made sure I am eating better and have been regularly exercising. Keep an eye on my blog for before and after pictures and a review of this.

I have been loving smoothies, especially ones with bananas in. This one is just a banana smoothie with a bit of greek yogurt and honey. It was delicious and I love it even more, drinking it out of this cute mason jar.

I finally placed an order on Makeup Revolution as I have heard many amazing things about their makeup. I picked up a range of their palettes, along with their new contour palette, lip liners, a concealer and a makeup fixing spray.

As I am typing this, I only have 15 days, just 15 days left until I head off to Disney World Florida. I can't believe how quickly it has come round! I'm am so excited I can't even put it into words!

About a month or so ago I was sent some perfumes from So...? which are from their new couture range. Then about a week or so ago, I was very kindly sent the other two in their collection. You can read about them here and here. I really like the So...? perfumes as they smell amazing and they have an amazing scent selection!

I was recently set a challenge by Neal & Wolf to recreate their Mermaid Waves hairstyle. They sent me three of their products to help recreate it. It's such a pretty girlie look and I really enjoyed recreating it. See how I got on here.

This has to be one of my favourite pieces of furniture in my bedroom. My gorgeous Ikea dressing table. I love that I can display my perfumes bottles and my favourite makeup products on it. Along with the products I use from day to day.

Look at how pretty these lip liners look! I recently reviewed the Makeup Revolution Lip Liners.They are so pigmented for the price and have such a lovely colour range. You can read that here.

I can't believe I won the Rock on Ruby giveaway where I got to choose three tops from their collection. I decided to go for three Disney themed tops as you probably know I am off to Disney World! I can't wait to wear these there! 

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Emily x 

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Friday, 7 August 2015

Makeup Revolution Lip Liners

I am a big lover of lip products, actually let me rephrase that, I am a huge lover of lip products and if you were to go through my hand bag right now you'd probably find at least 5 - 10 different lip products from lip balms to lip glosses and lipsticks.
But when going through my lip products drawer I noticed I only had a handful of lip liners, I never recently used lip liners but when I do, I can tell the difference. My lips look much neater and just generally nicer all together. When making my first Makeup Revolution order (you can see what else I bought here), I thought I would try some of their lip liners.

Makeup Revolution’s first Lip Pencil with built in sharpener. Super-Soft and Intensive Formula to Line your lips or even fill in your entire lips with its creamy pigmentation.

They currently have an offer on where if you purchase all eight lip liners, you only pay for six. So you're basically getting two for free but you can also buy them individually if you think there are shades here that you may not use.
I thought the shade selections were pretty good. You get a range of different pinks, a few lighter nudey shades and also a few darker plum colours which will be amazing for the Autumn season.
These also have a built in sharpener in the lids, so you can make sure you can get a precise line on the go. Genius!

L-R - Vamp, Rebel, Cherry Red, Bold Pink, Soft Pink, Baby Pink, Nearly Naked, The One

I always like to apply a lip balm before applying any lip products as I generally feel that makes the overall application much better.
As you can tell by the swatches, the pigmentation for these is amazing and not only that, when you apply them they feel ever so creamy and smooth! 
I have used The One under a nude lipstick and it looked amazing. It really helped with the application of the lipstick and also with the staying power too.
I have only worn Bold Pink and Soft Pink on their own so far but even these have lasted a good 3 - 4 hours on the lips which to me is really good staying power.
I can't wait to rock the plum shades in the Autumn time and I am pretty sure they will be making appearances on the blog in the near future!

These lip liners cost a mere £1 each and I think they are amazing. There is a shade for everyone and I think you all should have at least one of these in your makeup bags!

Have you tried the Makeup Revolution lip liners?

Emily x 

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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

July Favourites


Palmers Cocoa Butter | This is one of those products which I find myself reaching for when I want to feel really smooth and luxurious. It has such a lovely scent and applies/sinks in like a dream. I smoother myself in this before I go to bed and in the morning I am left feeling silky smooth. This was also great for when I got sun burn a couple of weeks ago, you wouldn't think we actually got sunshine in the UK would you.....*looks outside window*.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Combination & Sensitive Skin | I am a big fan of the original version of this cleanser (the one in the pink bottle), so when I saw they were releasing one for combination skin, I decided to try it. If I am honest, I can't tell much of a difference between the two but nonetheless, I still love this cleanser. I apply some to a cotton wool pad and gently sweep it all over my face, every morning and evening. It gets rid of any left over dirt and makeup, leaving your skin feeling lovely and clean.

So...? NYC Perfume* | This is quite a new favourite of mine and its just squeezed its way into July! So...? NYC is part of the new range of perfumes by So...?. I am a lover of perfumes with the ingredients vanilla and cederwood and this perfume has just that. It's such a lovely sweet yet sultry perfume which I am sure many of you will love. You can read my full review here.

2True WOW! Mascara* | I recently posted about the amazing goodies I received from 2True and along with the nail varnishes (which I have completely forgot to add in my favourites!) this mascara has to be one of the most used products! First off, it has a plastic wand which is my favourite types of wands when it comes to mascaras. It separates my lashes and it adds volume to them. If I am honest, it reminds me of a famous mascara by Benefit! If you would like me to do a dupe post, just let me know in the comments below.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer | I haven't used this concealer for a couple of months now, so when I saw it on offer back at the beginning of July I decided to pick it up. I'd forgotten how much I loved this product! It's great at covering any blemishes/redness but also amazing at covering those under eye circles.

What were your favourites for July?

Emily x 

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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Neäl & Wølf | Get The Look Mermaid Waves

Neäl & Wølf are a brand that I haven't heard much about but after doing a little research I have found out that they are a professional hair care range that combines the ultimate in product excellence with the ultimate in glamour. The brand was created by Neil Capstick; having worked in the hair industry for over 20 years, he has used his extensive experience and understanding of professional salons his debut range of products.
They asked if I would like to recreate one of their looks. As I am loving braids at the moment I decided to recreate the Mermaid Waves. They sent me three products to help with the creation of this look; Sculpting Lotion*, Volumising Lotion* and Flexible Styling Hairspray*.
These products feel very luxurious and have a lovely scent to them which made my hair smell amazing!

First I washed my hair with my usual shampoo and conditioner. I then towel dried it and applied the 
Sculpting Lotion*. I ran this through my hair but I made sure I avoided my roots. I then used a hairdryer to finish of drying it, which helped give it texture and hold.
The Sculpting Lotion offers a light to medium hold and allows you to style while caring for your hair. It also retains moisture and prevents sun damage with UV protection, which is perfect for the summer time!

Next I used the Volumising Lotion* and like before I applied it through my hair, avoiding the roots. This is meant to improve the body and texture while enhancing shine and manageability. It has special selected ingredients to complete the effect, which helps reduce static and adds a spectacular glossy finish.
This is a great product to use if you have slightly thinner hair but as my hair is super thick already, id didn't notice much of a difference.

Lastly I used the Flexible Styling Hairspray*. This is such an amazing hairspray. It kept the plait and waves in my hair for the duration of the evening and didn't make my hair feel crispy. Also in the morning, I was still left with a lovely wave to my hair which is a bonus.

I was surprised at how easy the braid was to recreate. It's basically a french braid but you only take a a piece of hair from the side of your parting, working your way back and down your hair. To secure the braid you can add a bit of hairspray and back comb it or you can use a clear hair elastic, which I did.
For the waves, I used my babyliss curling wand and used it to create loose waves in the rest of my hair.
I really liked how this look turned out and I can see myself having my hair like this a lot.

Tweet me at @emgraceblog if you recreate this look! I'd love to see!

Emily x 

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Monday, 3 August 2015

SO...? WITH ATTITUDE | SO...? NYC AND SO...? LONDON PERFUMES

I'm not going to lie, I have a slight addiction to perfumes. There's nothing better than smelling goooood. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you would know that I am a big fan of the So...? With Attitude fragrances. They have a wide range of scents in spray and perfume form at affordable prices - what's not to love? Back in June I was lucky enough to review a couple of their new fragrances (So...? Paris and So...? Rio) from their new couture line, you can view that here. Today, I have another review, talking about the other two fragrances in the couture line which now complete the collection, yey!

 There are four new Couture Fragrances which are based on four major cities: London, Paris, New York and Rio.

So...? London - Modern, feminine and distinctive.

Top Notes - Grapefruit, Mandarin and Apricot.
Base Notes - Sandalwood, Vanilla and Musk.

So...? Paris - Flawlessly evokes the elegance of Parisian style.

Top Notes: Plum and Rose.
Base Notes: Vetyver and Patchouli.

So...? New York - A fresh, assertive scent, supreme for making a big city statement.

Top Notes: Grapefruit and Mandarin
Base Notes: Cedarwood and Vanilla

So...? Rio - Reflecting the vibrancy of the sun soaked city.

Top Notes: Pineapple, Mango and Melon.
Base Notes: Hibiscus, Musk and Vanilla.

I was very lucky to receive the other two new scents - So...? NYC* and So...? London*. First of all, how pretty and girlie is the packaging? I love it and it looks super cute sitting on my dressing table.
When it comes to describing scents, I am rubbish but I definitely agree with the scent descriptions above. If you love all things sweet and girlie, I would recommend So...? NYC and if you love fruity scents, So...? London is the one for you.

I can't get enough of these new perfumes from So...? With Attitude and I think you'll fall in love with them too. Next time you're in your local Boots, go and give them a good sniff. There is most certain a scent for everyone!

Price - £9.99 50ml* Available from Tesco, Boots and Superdrug.

Emily x 

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