30 Jun 2015

June Favourites

June has been a very warm summery month and when looking back on the products I have been loving using over this month I noticed how they were all related to the much warmer weather!

Benefit Dream Screen
Of course it is important to wear sun protection everyday, but this month I have really been loving this face sun screen from Benefit. It has a much lighter feel on the skin than other sun screens and sits really well underneath make up too!

Benefit Hoola Bronzer
I have been loving this bronzer to give my pale skin that sun kissed look. I have been loving using this bronzer this month and can see that it will be a firm favourite over the next few months too!

Real Techniques Contour Brush
Of course with every great bronzer you need something to apply it with and this is where this brush comes in. I have wanted to get this brush for a long time and I finally got it! I have only been using it for a little while but so far I really love it, and of course I have been loving using this to apply my hoola bronzer!

Scunci Hair Pins
With the warmer weather I sometimes want my hair out of my face but don't want to always wear it in a ponytail. This is where these scunci hair pins come in handy. They hold my hair out of the way securely but they are also gentle on my hair and they don't 'tug' on my hair like I have found other pins to do. 

What are your favourites from this month?
Love Bella x 

25 Jun 2015

Summer To Do List

1. Paint nails with a bright polish - here are Essie's summer polish shades for some inspiration 

2. Wear summer dresses - there are lots of lovely summer dresses here & also here!

3. Eat ice cream

4. Go to the beach

5 Make ice cubes with fruit in them - here's how to make them

6. Have a picnic - here are some picnic food recipes

7. Find a perfume that can be your signature summer scent - this fragrance finder can help you with this! 

8. Try out some new summer hairstyles - maybe try out this beachy waves style

9. Switch up your make up - here's how to do that

10. & don't forget to wear sunscreen! - I like this one for my face, find one you like here!

What's on your Summer to do list?
Love Bella x 

20 Jun 2015

Nails of the Day

As the weather is getting warmer I have decided that I will steer away from my usual neutrals and lighter shades of nail polish and go for some bolder colours! I am really loving this beautiful nail polish at the moment, is is such a pretty bold pink and perfect for the warmer months. It is one of Nails inc gel effect polishes in the shade 'Downtown'. I really like the gel effect polishes by Nails inc, they have a lovely formula and good strong colour (you could even get away with only applying one coat). They also have a really lovely shine and last for a long time too! 

Have you tried any of the Nails inc gel effect polishes? What colour do you like to paint your nails in the summer?
Love Bella x 

15 Jun 2015

Skin Care Haul

A mini skin care haul for you today, however this one is a little different as all of these products are ones that I have re-purchased. There was a 3 for 2 on skincare in Boots so when I noticed that some of my current favourites were running a little low I decided to make use of this offer and stock up again! At the moment these are also the three top products I am enjoying using from simple. 

Eye make up remover
I love this eye make up remover, it is gentle on my eyes and removes waterproof mascara really well too! I have gone through so many bottles of this stuff over the years that I couldn't tell you how many, I just haven't found another eye make up remover so afar that I like as much as this one.

Micellar water
This is a recent find for me but it has already become a firm favourite! I am almost at the end of my first bottle and still love it so had to re-purchase this too! (I can tell already that I'm going to get through this like I do the eye make up remover!)

Night cream
I am really loving this cream at the moment and it is also really helping my skin too. I have found that after using this every night I wake up with much better looking skin in the morning. 

Bamboo face cloth
This is the only face cloth that I have found that is gentle enough for my sensitive skin. If you are looking for a new face cloth I would highly recommend this one. Whenever I have recommended that people try this they all tell me how much they love this compared to the one they were using! 

What skin care products have you purchased/re-purchased recently?
Love Bella x 

10 Jun 2015

10 Links For Beauty Lovers

Pinterest is a great place to find all sorts of useful things, one of these being beauty tips! So for today's post I have put together 10 useful beauty tips I have found on Pinterest. 

What other beauty tips have you found?
Love Bella x 

5 Jun 2015

Friday Five

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We are now coming into the summer months and the weather is getting warmer so of course I have been browsing the shops online in search of some summer dresses. There are so many pretty summer dresses available at the moment and it was quite difficult narrowing it down to five for today's post. As you can see I am really liking embroidered details and stripes at the moment. I was also surprised by how many nice maxi dresses there are too, as normally I can never find one that I really like, but now I have found quite a few and they have made their way onto my wishlist! 

What summer dresses are on your wishlist at he moment?
Love Bella x