July Beauty Favorites ~ CatchAnEye

image(2)I have had so many beauty favorites this month but I wanted to keep it short and sweet! so I picked my absolute favorites!

image(9)Soap and Glory ~ Smoothie – Breakfast Scrub

I am always in the market for a good body scrub, I get through them like nobodies business! I have never tried Soap and glory but have heard amazing things so I thought I would give this a go. Let me tell you…the smell!! If you don’t buy this at least go give it a smell. Its made with oat, sugar and shea. The combination makes it smell like caramel. The sugar gives you a good full body exfoliation without leaving you feeling sticky. Iv used this every couple of days since I got this around a month ago and as you can see I have made the tiniest dent compared to the amount you get.
You can pick it up online here for £8

Fotor0803154536Clinique Chubby Stick ~  06 Woppin’ Watermelon

I got this free in Glamour magazine, which is amazing because they retail for £17 full size. I’m pretty sure this isn’t full size but its a decent sample size. I have found now the weather is a tad warmer its far more enjoyable to use. Before it felt like I was trying to smear crayon on my lips. In the heat it has become much easier to apply. Its a sort of “my lips but better” colour. Its nice and sheer but as a pop of colour. I don’t really like the smell though.
You can pick it up online here for £17
Fotor0803155123So Susan ~ Universal Blush

Personally I hate the look of blush on me. I have never found one to suit my pale complexion. I got this blush in a Glossy Box and decided to give it a go. It claims to work with your skins natural chemistry to create a universal healthy flush that is flattering on all skin tones. I think it actually lives up to its claims! A little goes a long way and it gives me a gorgeous glow! I dont think I would pay full price because it is kinda expensive, but if you can get it on a deal or find it on eBay, go for it!
You can pick it up here for £17.95

image(7)Rituals ~ Magic Touch Body Cream ~ Cherry Blossom & Rice Milk

I’m pretty sure I have mentioned this in a favorites before but its still going strong! I love everything about this. This smell especially. It sinks in to your skin quickly and the scent lingers for a good 24 hours! The only down side is I am quickly running out! Its time to repurchase this one.
You can pick it up here for £5.50

image(10)MUA ~ Undressed Eyeshadow Palette

This is said to be a superb dupe for Urban Decays Naked Palette but for a fraction of the price! I cant shed any light on this I’m afraid as I have never tried the Naked palettes. It is the perfect neutral palette. The shades are all shimmer except for 3 matte shades. I can use this from day to night and would defiantly recommend it!
You can pick it up here for £4

Fotor0803154352The Body Shop ~ Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream – 01 Light

I’m almost done I promise! I saved this one till last because its my favorite out of the lot. It is one of the only BB creams I have found that is light enough for my pale complexion. A little goes a long way and it doesn’t cling to any dry patches. The coverage isn’t the best but its a great base for concealer for those with problem skin! It comes in 3 shades so give it a go!
You can pick it up here for £8

So there we have it! What are your July favorites??
Have a beautiful day! xxx

My Summer Essentials!

IMG_3584Well summer is in full swing! Woohoo! So its about time I got my butt in gear and made a summer essentials post! Plus I’m not going to lie… I’m missing my blogger friends!

IMG_3590Suncream

First things first…If you are pale I feel ya pain! Lets be honest we are not made for this weather!! However if your not fair skinned this “essential” is still really essential!!  So keep on top of that sun cream application! It’s recommended that you apply it every 2 hours. I am all for getting a nice glow but you can actually get a tan even if you wearing sun protection so there is no excuses!

 

 

 

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Not only do they look gorgeous but they will actually enable you to see instead of squinting! Squinting is one of the biggest causes of pre-mature wrinkles! Keep those pesky crows feet away and buy a pair!

Mine are from Newlook, I am loving the matte finish on them. Primark also has some really cute affordable ones right now!

I did a post of picking frames to suit your face shape that you can check out here!

 

IMG_3588Water

Water is a essential all year round but particularly important during the summer. Not only does it keep you hydrate but it makes your skin flawless! Personally I do not drink enough water so I am going to try my best and purchase one of these really cute water bottles. Its much easier to get the amount you need when its right there in front of you! Its recommended that you aim for about 2L of water a day.  If your not a fan of water you can always chop up some fruit, I like strawberries, and throw them in there for some flavour! Also keep a glass by your bed!

 

 

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False tan is a much safer way of having that sexy summer glow. So instead of cooking yourself in the sun opt for a cheeky spray tan! If you are more body conscious do it yourself with one of these great alternatives! St. Tropez gives you a beautiful, natural looking tan as it doesn’t have that orange pigment in it that everyone is so conscious of!

You can purchase St.Topez products here!

 

305595709Swimwear

Treat yourself to a new bikini or swimming costume! Tis the season after all!

I love this from Newlook!

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Clothing

This summer I am loving play-suits! Or rompers as they are called in America! This one I am sporting is rather an equired taste but I love it! I got this one of my trip to America a few years back! 

I am also loving coral and orange colours! I got this beautiful top from Primark for just £5. I love the chain strap details!

 

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IMG_3598Hair

No-one likes their hair in their face when it is hot and sticky outside! This is my go-to hair style as of current! It is so easy and perfect for days when you want your hair completely out your face! You can customize it with a few summery accessories too! Personally I like to mix the edgy and girly look with a few curls and this spiked head band!

May I just add this hair isn’t mine! I wish!

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Keep it natual! This BB cream from The Body Shop is a great option if you want a light coverage! Always opt for waterproof makeup in the summer too! Ya never know what could happen!

 

 

 

 

So there they are! What are your summer essentials? Do you have any plans this summer? Let me know down below!

Whatever you are doing stay safe and have a beautiful day! xxx

 

 

My Sick Day Essentials!

download (3)I have one of these annoying immune systems that can be healthy for the entirety of winter but as soon as the sun appears I get a nasty cold! I am sure I am not alone when I say…man flu is not just a man thing!! I am a nightmare when I am ill, just ask my other half! I am extremely demanding…I make weird dramatic noises and throw my gross tissues everywhere! I am still recovering from said “man flu” and thought I would give you a few words of wisdom to make you feel that tiny bit better!

 

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We all have daily commitments, whether that is work or school. Now this is a very new thing to me as I usual retreat to my bed, make a fort and don’t come out until it is all over! This time I have tried working through it. Granted getting up when you feel like rubbish is the hardest thing in the world but you will so much better once you are up and busy. Saying that, i am going to completely contradict myself and say rest is essential! Your body needs time to recover and heal itself. So get the balance right! Whenever you can try and get a nap or an early night!

[Update! I have admitted defeat and I am taking a day off work to rest. The more you rest the quicker you will feel better!]

 

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Now…I am not saying that you smell! I am just saying having a nice hot bath or shower clears your sinuses, opens your pores and makes you feel so much fresher!

 

Gather the essentials!

Before retreating back to your layer grab your essentials. There is nothing worse than getting comfy and realizing you have left something in the other room, which at this point feels like miles away!

  • A drink (preferably water or orange juice) Keep hydrated
  • A snack, you may not feel like eating but its really important
  • Tissues
  • Entertainment e.g the laptop, a book or magazine
  • Medication
  • Lip balm- Prevent the inevitable chapped lips!

 

Keep up with your hygiene routine!

After working in a hospital you would be surprised at how many people refused to wash and change because their poorly! Eiw.

By all means stay in your pj’s all day long, that’s what I do, but change them when you wake up. Put some fresh ones on or wear a hoody and some leggings. The main point is to change into something clean and fresh!

 Keep on top of your skin care routine making sure you apply moisturizer.
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Try your hardest not to worry about how much school or work your missing or what needs doing around the house. The more you relax the quicker you will get better.
Also make sure you get lots and lots of sleep!
 
Well that’s my tips! What do you like to do when your poorly?
If you’re not very well I hope you feel better soon! xxx

March Favorites // CatchAnEye

IMG_3379So I haven’t blogged in over 2 weeks.. I’m not going to make any excuses about excessive work because the truth is..I have been lacking so much motivation! However I am back!

Lets get on with it! March has been a really nice month in beauty for me! I have run out of a lot of things and have been trying new things!

 

 

Sleeping-Beauty-Wallpaper-sleeping-beauty-6259616-1024-768but first….Memory Foam!

I could not leave this out of my March favorite. The other half and I were really struggling with sleeping, back aches and just general groggy-ness when we wake up. We decided to splash out and purchase a new memory foam mattress and King size bed frame! I am in love.. I really do struggle to roll out of bed now. 100% recommend memory foam. It can be slightly pricey but if you do your research you can find one on eBay for under £100.

 

 

 

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Moving swiftly on to the beauty side of things. I have been loving Barry M’s Gelly nail paints. In particular I am really enjoying Pomegranate. It is a bright pinky red. Almost coral. I’ll be honest I am completely a dark nail kinda girl but recently I am been loving bright and pastel nails. It’s all your gorgeous Spring pictures you have all been posting on WordPress!

 

Makeup

IMG_3380Now Spring is here I am all about the dewy fresh finish! I recently purchased MUA’s new highlighting powder in Undressed. It’s a beautiful shimmer pink powder. It suits my pale complexion perfectly. However I think it would suit any skin tone really well!IMG_3385

 

 

Now this is my newest product..after giving into the blog hype of Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. Now I am not sure if you can get this out of the UK but it has answered all my concealer prays! It lasts all day and covers anything. I mean anything…

 

Hair Care

IMG_3381I have been trying out a new hair care routine. When I get it right you will be the first ones to know! MY hair is bleached, damaged and snapping off! Oh the benefits of being blonde!   I am currently trying out Redken’s Anti-Snap hair care line. I got a mini tester kit which comes with shampoo, conditioner and an anti-snap leave in serum. I am liking it! I haven’t noticed too much of a difference after 2 uses but it smells sooo good!!

 

Skin Care

Going to be honest my skin is appalling right now so I am not going to recommend anything but if you have any suggestions please do let me know!!

 

Body Care

garnier_body_oil_beauty_oil-infused_nourishing_lotion_250mlI have been liking the new body lotion, Garnier Oil Beauty Lotion. It doesn’t leave me feeling sticky and I can get dressed straight away. I have noticed that I itch a lot less now and I have a suspicion this is to thank for it! Only down fall…it smells funny!

 

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There are some exciting fashion trends coming out this Spring and Summer! Including pastels, daisy print and bright splashes of colour. My favorite for this March is PRIMARK! There are some amazing pieces coming out this Spring including this little beauty..I could not resist it!! I am still trying to figure out how to style it but I am determined to wear it to college tomorrow to brighten up my day in that dull classroom!

 

Scents

IMG_3387I almost forgot about this! My new Spring scent is Katy Perry’s Killer Queen perfume.

Top Notes: Dark Plum, Wild Berry and Bergamot.
Heart Notes: Red Velvet Flower, Rainbow Plumeria and Natural Jasmine Sambac.
Base Notes: Cashmeran, Natural Patchouli Heart and Liquid Praline
I don’t know what it is about the combination but it is just perfection for me! Not going to lie the bottle is really pretty too!

So this post is very varied! Do let me know if you prefer that or would just like me to stick to a certain topic like fashion or makeup. 

Pamper Evening Routine | Catchaneye

e28ed92a-6dac-4dae-85d1-842cec6e269cwallpaperNow I am no stranger to a good pamper evening once or twice a week! I think it’s so important to take some time out of your busy week to have some ‘me time’.

I don’t know about you guys but I can only seem to relax when my flat is clean and tidy! So I start my evening off with tidying and organizing the flat! I like to open all the windows and let in a bit of fresh air!DSCF1191

Now that’s out the way I can finally chill!

 

 

 

 

IMG_3097Hair Mask

I apply a hair mask, the one I am using tonight is Marilyn from Lush. It is great if you have natural or bleached hair. It takes your hair from brassy to classy in under 20 minutes! I did a review of it that you can check out here. For a more purse friendly alternative you can simply use mayonnaise! For more information on that click here.

 

 

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Run a bath using your most luxurious bath goodies! I am using another Lush favorite, Shoot for the Stars. Light a few candles and let your stressed soak away!
I like to use a good body scrub in the tub! I am using Spa Finds Heavenly Hydrating Salt Brushing. It’s the best scrub I have ever tried! Its made with the salt crystals from the dead sea and is rich in Coconut Oil.
Now would be the perfect time for hair removal! Personally I use Venus and Olay razors along with their shaving gel. It leaves my legs silky soft!
I finish up with a scrummy smelling shower gel!

 

DSCF1163Hair Care!

Rinse out that hair mask under some clean warm water and follow-up with your usual hair care routine. I am constantly changing up my hair care! I am currently using Dove Heat Defense Shampoo and Conditioner. I am also trying out L’oreal Elvive Full Restore Hair Mask.
Give your hair a break from all the heat and let it dry naturally! Also try to avoid brushing your hair until it is completely dry!
I also like to use Aussie Miracle Recharge leave in conditioner and Avon’s Moroccan Argan Oil Spray. They leave my hair feeling very soft and manageable!

 

 

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When I came out of the bath it is essential that I add all the moisture back to my skin. My legs can get very itchy, particularly in this cold weather! I am currently loving Garnier Oil Beauty Lotion. It smells divine and doesn’t leave you feeling sticky! A full review will be up soon!

 

 

DSCF1175Skin Care!

What better time to slap a face mask on than a pamper evening! I am currently loving Spa Finds Balanced Beauty range! This is the skin care line we use at the place I work. It is packed with minerals and oils that skin loves! Full review will be up soon for this too! Whatever brand you are using remember ~ Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise!
It is also really important to use an eye cream. You are never too young to look after the delicate skin around your eye!

 

 

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Gives those digits some love! Remove any chipped old nail polish and give your fingers and toes a make over with your favorite colour! I picked Topshop’s Nail Polish in Blitz.

 

 

 

IMG_3290Pajamas!

Get into your comfiest snuggest jammies! Settle down with a nice drink of your choice! My favorite is currently peppermint tea. It really relaxes me ready for a good night sleep!

 

Now go and relax!

Have a beautiful day xxx

Whats in my Makeup Bag?! <3

DSCF1075Ohmygosh! Just wrote the whole post and my laptop crashed…joys of technology!! Whats in my makeup bag TAKE 2!

Hi guys. I hope your all having a lovely day and staying safe in this awful weather!

So what better way than to spend a rainy day in my pj’s blogging and listening to Boyband hits? (Shh!)

If your interested in having a nosy in my makeup bag then keep reading! First here is a quick disclaimer! I don’t wear all of this every day. I like to keep my makeup quite natural for work. I have a bigger collection of colours and products to play around with. So if you want me to do a separate makeup collection post I’ll be happy to do that!

I am not going to go into detail about each product because I am planning on doing full reviews for each. Watch this space!

 

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Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in the shade 002 VanillaDSCF1082

Mac Studio Fix Powder

Soap and Glory Solar Powder in the shade You Glow Girl bronzerDSCF1081

MUA Undress Your Skin highlighter

HD Brows in Bombshell

Maybelline Pure Cover Mineral DSCF1084ConcealerDSCF1083

Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer in NC15

 

 

 

 

 

DSCF1086Eye Products

Rimmel Scandeleyes Mascara in 001 Black

Avon Glitterstick in Black Ice

Yanquina Waterproof Eyeliner

Urban Decay Primer Potion

NYC Individual Eyes Palette in 942 Smokey Blues

 

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I also keep Lush Honey Trap lip balm and The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Moisture Cream in there as well!

 

 

 

 

 

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I did a separate post for my every day makeup brushes so I will link it [here]

 

 

 

 

 

1507736_10153726654215162_2131371238_nI have link as much as I can. Whats in your makeup bag?? I would love to know

Have a beautiful day! xxx

The Clothes Show Live 2013 Haul

IMG_2899Go grab a cup of tea, its gonna be a long one!

If you saw my previous post you would know I went to The Clothes Show Live! They had some many good deals and temptations!

I’ll start with perfume first!

IMG_2884There was a Top Model stall. They were advertising the Top Model Woman fragrance that has just come out! We had a spritz and didn’t think much of it! Later that day the smell settled into a really lovely soft smell and I had to go back and grab it before they ran out! Your not gonna believe this deal! I am glad I got it at the end of the day because it was very heavy.

Originally the fragrance sells for £50. It was £20 PLUS the 4 other perfumes for FREE! I figured they would make great Christmas and birthday presents. Bargain!

  • It came with –
  • Top Model Woman Gift Set
  • Love in Paris
  • Eternal Romance
  • Disguise
  • Dimond Geezer

 

IMG_2888Next we had to go the Barry M. Its my sisters favorite! They were doing goodie bags for £10. We split it and spent a fiver each. I’m glad we did because she already have a few of the polish colours in there. Another amazing deal!

In my half I got  –

  • Nail Effect in 321 – A gold shimmer crackle colour
  • Limited edition in Lilac Foil
  • Nail Paint in Silver
  • Dazzle Dust it 15 – A green shimmer colour
  • Lip Gloss in a nude colour
  • Silver Glitter Stick
  • Super Soft Eye Crayon in No.9

That alone was worth more than £1o never mind the rest!

IMG_2890Rimmel were doing goodie bags too. They were £5 each. You could choose from 2. I got the Retro Glam package. I s bought it for the Scandal Eyes Retro Glam Mascara. I have been wanted to try this since it came out

It came with –

  • Scandal Eyes Mascara
  • Instant Tan – I’m probably going to give this to a friend
  • Salon Pro Nail Varnish in Desire – It’s a gorgeous winter colour
  • A sample of the Wake Me Up Foundation

 

 

 

IMG_2894I think Models Own was one of my favorite stalls. It was £10. Once again me and Becky split it. You could pick 3 nail colours and get the rest for free!

This is what I got –

  • Nail Polish in 148 – It’s such a stunning colour. Lilac with almost holographic shimmer in it!
  • Nail Polish – I think this was a Clothes Show Live exclusive as it doesn’t have a name. It’s a chunky glitter blue polish
  • Eye Liner Pencil in Brown
  • Models Own Shadow applicator
  • A nail file
  • Lip Balm – It almost smells like a candle but I love it!

 

IMG_2896I’m almost at the end I promise! We were stopped by a lovely lovely guy from Limitless Photography. He offered us a deal we could not pass up! It was also the perfect birthday present for my best friend Katie.

It includes –

  • Wine and Champaign all day! – Cant say no to that..
  • Hand Massage
  • Facial
  • Manicure
  • Hair styled
  • Makeup done by a MAC makeup artist
  • A photo shoot and prints at the end

We are all so excited!!!

IMG_2886Lastly..I’m going to be a bit of a party pooper here…We had platinum tickets which meant we had really good seats at the cat walk and a free goodie bag. Seeing as we paid around £22 extra the goodie bags were shocking! I have to admit the bags were gorgeous. “I’m with glamorous —->”

They included –

  • A show guide
  • Free Cat Food – Yes…cat food?!
  • Sure deodorant
  • A hair tie
  • Smints – They are yummy
  • A panty liner…I know right?!
  • Elvive hair samples
  • A big pile of flyers

Ermm..thanks Clothes Show?

I can defiantly look past it and im defiantly going next year!!

Im finished! Phew!! I had an amazing time and I hope you did too if you went! xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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