NYX Xtreme Lip Cream

NYX is a brand that keeps popping up on my blog from time to time and I am sure after my trip to the states it will more than definitely be popping up again! Today I am going to review the Xtreme lip cream! When I first heard about this product I didn't think there would a lot of difference between that and the butter gloss, but I was wrong! The butter gloss is just a divine lip gloss whereas the lip cream applies like lip gloss but is a liquid lipstick and it keeps your lips feeling soft and not sticky like some lip products can. I have the product in Natural which isn't often a colour I will wear as I am usually a bright lip kinda girl, but I actually quite liked this, it's simple but still gives your lips the right amount of colour and they look pretty, it would be great for somewhere like work as it is toned down. I love how the packaging of this product says it's not a lipstick nor is it a gloss, which makes you curious as to what this product is! You can purchase NYX from your local Next store if you are looking to purchase some of their products, I will be treating myself to some of the Xtreme lip creams in more colours!

*I was sent this to review, all opinions 100% honest. 

Simply Be Dress Challenge!

I was recently contacted in regards to taking part in a competition being run by Simply Be to style their dress for an occasion of your choice, I went with the special occasion as it can mean many things like an anniversary, party or date. I decided I would wear this dress for a party like for a 21st birthday as it is quite formal but still great for that party vibe! I found the dress to be flattering for my figure and make me look a lot slimmer in those areas I normally struggle with. The length was perfect for me, being short longer dresses normally make me look tiny but it looked great, and the style of the dress just fit my body perfectly, and has the floaty style dress that I love when dancing and enjoying a party! I styled up the dress with my highest heels, although they would probably kill at a party they are wedges so easy to walk in and are a statement in themselves, and being a shortie it gives me those extra inches that I need! I chose just to go simple with a heart necklace as the dress itself has some sequins on the sleeve of the dress which is a statement in itself. I went for a smoky eye look as it is quite exaggerated and looks great when going to a party, I used my Naked 3 pallet to create the look and used the darker colours like darkside and blackheart. For the lip colour I used Le Keur Cosmetics Whistle Ball Red Lip Paint, as I find them to be long lasting than lipstick and it is a very bright red and eye catching. For a bag I would use a black clutch just to keep it simple! 

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow*

I was beyond excited when opening a PR package recently and receiving some amazing high end products I was not expecting, one of them being one of the new NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadows, I have wanted to try something from NARS ever since hearing about them whilst being a blogger as everyone raves about their products, so when I opened the package to find the eyeshadow I was over the moon, as the eyeshadows are way out of my budget I couldn't of dreamed of treating myself to an eyeshadow considering they retail at £21.00 and for one eyeshadow that is an awful lot even if they eyeshadow this one of the best ones going!

 The eyeshadow I received was in the shade Europa which is a pretty light pink shade, you can apply the eyeshadow wet or dry, when applying it dry it gives a gorgeous long lasting shimmer to the lids and when using it wet it gives it more of a dramatic look which looks perfect with some black eyeliner. The shade Europa is a girly shade and great when going for a minimalistic look. I am definitely not disappointed when it comes to NARS their eyeshadow is high quality and I feel it would last a long time as I have used it multiple times and you can hardly see anywhere as a little bit of the eyeshadow goes a long way. When applied the eyeshadow leaves a sheer finish and looks gorgeous and also leaves your eyelids feeling soft, I found that eyeshadow was long lasting all day and didn't seem to fade at all which left me impressed!

*I was sent this for review purposes all opinions 100% honest.

Las Iguanas Review*

Recently I was offered the chance to review the well known restaurant Las Iguanas which some of you may be aware of, if not they a chain of Latin American restaurants and they are beyond amazing!  Their menus are huge and they offer a huge range of Vegetarian and Gluten free food also, which is great. I visited the Birmingham restaurant with one of my close friends who is also a blogger Sophie and we couldn't wait to tuck into their food! Firstly when we arrived we were greeted by the assistant manager Jess who asked which of us were Dungarees and who was Donuts which we found hilarious and she told it was happy hour on some of their drinks an offer we couldn't refuse getting a Strawberry cocktail which was super yummy! As Sophie is a vegetarian and I don't often eat meat we both had Vegetarian meals. 

For a starter I had Nachos and the portion was HUGE and served in a pan which was a great touch and Sophie had an artichoke salad (not my thing but she seemed to enjoy it) my starter was so filling and I couldn't finish it so Sophie helped me, my main was a Home Style mushroom Burrito which I enjoyed but was far too full to finish it all but it was lovely and not like anything I have ever tried before so it was a thumbs up from me and Sophie had Gringas which looked super yummy! We also had a side of their gorgeous Sweet Potato Fries- which were out of this world, I have tried them in wedges form but these were on another level of yummy these came with a chilli dip which I wasn't brave enough to try but Soph loved it! The staff were all super friendly and always smiling, we were given prompt service which often doesn't happen in restaurants, and everyone seemed to be having a great time! The restaurant has a great vibe about it and has a great layout, I enjoy my visit to Las Iguanas and I would recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere different to eat! 

*I was invited to review and given £50 towards my bill

I'm going to London to buy a Heat magazine!

Well that's a bit of a lie but a catchy tittle! I recently made a little trip to London to do some touristy things and visit M&M world (not even gonna lie!) with two of my friends and I thought it would make a great blog post as I took a lot of pictures although it really wasn't great weather, there's not really many words to go with this post but as they say a picture says a 1000 words hey? 

 Yummy Lunch In Tottenham Court Road!

 All things M&Ms

 A spot of sight seeing!

 Some amazing graffiti in Camden

 My lovely but expensive M&MS!
 The coolest outside of a shop ever.

Finally the iconic red telephone box!

Nivea Cleansing Water

When I saw this beauty on offer in Wilko for £2.00 I went straight to the til to buy it, although I have never tried it I have used similar in the past and thought it was worth definitely the money even if I disagreed with the product. On my first use I fell in love with it, for removing make-up I would give this product a 10 it removes even the toughest of mascaras which other cleansing waters struggle with, I love how clean it left my face feeling and it also left it feeling very smooth which is always a bonus right? The claims of this product are that cleanses deeply, removes make-up and moisturizes  and I can that it does all three of those things and this will be a product that I plan to repurchase even when it returns to it's full price of £4.00 as I feel it is worth every penny. Considering I have been using it for a week and it has only used the slightest bit suggests to me that this product will be long lasting and has 200ml in the bottle so it should last me at least a month if not longer. Another thing which I enjoy about this product is that it is aimed at people with sensitive skin which is something I have always had so it's great to have a product that goes hand in hand with that! Quick get your hands on it whilst it's only £2!

GOSH Velvet Touch Lipsticks*

Firstly I thought I would apologize for how picture heavy this post is so I thought I would put a break in the middle so if you don't want to see all of the pictures I took of these beauties you don't have to! So these are the new gorgeous lipsticks from GOSH, these are the new velvet touch lipsticks which have been around for sometime but recently they have released some lovely new shades. So the velvet touch lipsticks are so easy to apply, although when applied do feel a bit full on and thick which isn't something I am used to, and I guess this is all part of the velvet touch. The lipsticks leave an amazing shine on your lips and give an amazing coverage and a long lasting one at that just after applying once. Although "twilight" (the dark purple) isn't something I would usually wear it is quite cute. My favourite is definitely the bright pink one "temptation" and can join my collection of bright pink summery lipsticks which I never get bored of. I love Scarlet and the colour reminds me of the Kate Moss 01 lipstick as does the packaging of these, a classy black lipstick. One thing I need to say about the lipsticks the colour on the bottom of the packaging actually matches the colour of the lipstick which doesn't often happen after looking at swatches online previously and to get them in the post and they look nothing alike is disappointing but I am happy to say these match their swatches! I am a little disappointed with the fact they don't have a nice smell as some lipsticks smell so vanilla like and sweet when you open them, but these just have a lipstick smell which is neither good or bad.

Festival Fever!*

Throughout summer there are so many festivals in the UK to attend and although there are so many I want to attend there a few factors stopping me, the first being work and the second being money although every year I do normally attend Leeds Festival but for the first time in a few years this year I won't be attending Leeds but this is for good reasons as I will be sunning it up in Florida! Although I am not going to a festival I love the fashion that goes with it and recently decided to challenge myself to find a full outfit for a festival for under £30 on House Of Fraser which was actually easier than I thought! So what did I get I hear you ask, well I bought a pair of shoes which were £12.00, a pair of shorts which were £12.80 and a vest top which was £4.00 and they were all gorgeous I couldn't believe they were in the sale considering how much they were originally. I love the shorts and although they aren't something I would usually go for I think they are perfect for a festival. Although I would normally just go for the wellies look at festivals I do feel those shoes are gorgeous and would keep your feet nice and cool and the vest top is exactly what I would wear to a festival!  

Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner

Some of you may know with Glamour magazine in June you it came with a free Eyeko eyeliner and loving it as much as I did after sampling the mini version in Birchbox I decided to buy myself 5 copies of the magazine, oh what a mistake that was. I am unsure as to why this eyeliner seems completely different to the mini one. This one dried up after one use although I made sure the top stayed on and was on firmly, the colour faded after a couple of uses and it was like applying grey eyeliner rather than the black I love. After trying them all out and getting the same problem it has put me off this product, it is such a shame as the eyeliner itself has a great end to apply with and on first use gives a full eyeliner look without half of the effort.

 I am unsure as to whether they put a different version in to the one they normally sell if this is the case it is a pretty pointless freebie because noone is going to go out and repurchase something that is this low quality for such a high price tag. The Eyeko skinny eyeliner costs £12.00 and I would like to purchase it just to see if it was just the ones that came free with the magazine as the mini version I have is amazing and I have never experienced any dryness or fading of colour but as is quite pricey for something that may only last one or two uses. Another problem with I encoutered when using this eyeliner was the amount of time it took to remove, I was expected it come off easy considering how light it was but no it took some serious scrubbing. The packaging is lovely and I like that it looks like a real premium product and I like the font used on the packaging as it is quirky and easy to read. For now I don't think I will be purchasing this product I think I will be sticking to my budget friendly always on the mark Collection pen eyeliner.