Friday, 29 November 2013

Little green beauty box, Christmas edition

So beauty boxes are something I love the idea of, I like to try out a bunch on new products from brands I haven't tried before and its really fun to look forward to a little gift!

For me buying cruelty free make up is something I feel pretty strongly about. Finding out a brand has changed their cruelty free policy is something that would make me stop buying from them completely. I always look out for cruelty  free options so this box was all the things I was looking for. 

I got this box from, this is the christmas edition box and it costs £30 plus around £3 pp. This box has 12 beauty products so I think this is a really good price!

The Limited Edition Christmas Box includes:
• Faith in Nature Raspberry & Cranberry Shower Gel & Foam Bath 
• Sranrom Sleep Tight Body Cream 30g, naturally derived ingredients & chemical-free
• Avril Mascara 
• Avril Eyelash curler
• Eve of St Agnes Refining Bamboo Exfoliating Polish 
• Eve of St Agnes Hydrating Facial Silk 
• Vitabella Hydrating Face Cream 15ml, made with organic aloe vera
• Badger Lavender & Bergamot Sleep Balm
• Pure Thoughts Mint & Avocado Foot Repair Balm 
• Glam Mineral Eyeshadow in Antique Gold
• Avril nail lacquer in Arabian Nights 7 Free including no formaldehyde, parabens or camphor
• MOA Mini Green Balm, natural ingredients and chemical-free

I've not tried any of these products before, but they are all things I would use so I'm excited to try them all out!

I also made an unboxing video :) 
Hope everyone has a great weekend 
Maxine xxxx

Monday, 25 November 2013

Winter knits

So I had a really pretty grey cardigan from last winter, but its falling apart so I need a new one. They go with everything and more importantly don't show up cat hair like black does! With 2 extremely fluffy cats I tend to always try and buy clothes that are not black/ fabrics that don't get super hairy. I love polo necks and oversized cardigans over dresses these are my favourites! I love the Zara wrap cardigan so that's on my christmas wishlist!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Winter knits

Zara wrap top

H M grey top
$81 -

Warehouse brown leather belt
$160 -

H M outerwear
$40 -

Pull Bear gray jacket
$65 -

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Lush Haul

So today I filmed a mini Lush haul and actually remembered  to take a thumbnail :) I've not tried any the products I bought yet, but I'll probably do a review on some of them soon!

Thanks so much to everyone who's watched and subscribed to my channel so far!!!
Maxine xxxx

Saturday, 16 November 2013

What's in my bag tag

I've been having so much fun making videos lately, and hopefully this weekend I can figure out how to properly work the editing software I have! So far I'm finding it hard to get enough light in my videos I will probably have to invest in some kind of little light to help, but I have no idea where to even begin to look for affordable lighting or what will work well! But just now I'm working with what I've got :)

Thanks so much if you've watched any of my videos so far!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Cosy Knit OOTD

It's getting COLD. So this weekend I went to Primark and got this lovely knitted, cropped jumper. I love a polo neck, but have been struggling to find one that's not awfully itchy! This one is soft, pretty and only £13. 

Dress: Forever 21
Jumper: Primark
Necklace: River Island
Shoes: Zara

Friday, 8 November 2013

My first haul video

So today I finally got round to filming and uploading my first haul video. Watching it back I've said 'like', about A MILLION times, but hopefully the next one is better! But anyway I had lots of fun and I hope you subscribe :) !!!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The Versatile Blogger Award

So last week Lucie from fat beauty, nominated me for the The Versatile Blogger & The Liebster Awards which was sooo super sweet and kind of her!! I'm pretty new to blogging and still like does anyone actually read what I write or like it? I blog because I have a lot of fun thinking about things to write and because I LOVE to read all about other peoples lives on their blogs. 

I really like the idea of these awards and helping out other bloggers. So thanks so much Lucie for nominating me :)

How it works
1. Recognise the nominator(s).
2. Nominate 10 other new bloggers.
3. Answer the 10 questions that the nominator asked you.
4. Create your own 10 questions.
5. Let nominees know you've nominated them.

My nominations
1. Lucie

Lucies Questions
1. If you had to pick your ultimate meal based of any starter, Main and then Desert what would they be?
I love noodles or sushi and cheesecake for dessert :)

2. Do you have a favourite garment of clothing you always want to wear?
For winter I love faux fur trimmed coats.

3. What was the last 5 songs listened to on your Ipod / phone / youtube player? ( if you dont have one, list 5 songs you are jamming out to at the moment )
I don't put music on to listen to a lot! Just now im obesssed with the Night Vale podcasts.

4. If you could change your name, would you? and what too?
No I like my name and I don't know any other Maxines!

5. List me the contents in your handbag ( dont lie to us now :P )
I have A LOT too much to list, seriously haha its a big bag.

6. Do you have a lucky number?

7. Do you like Marmite?
Yes! On a bagel with cream cheese.

8. When was the last time you painted your toes?
Umm a few weeks ago 

9. What do you think came first, The chicken or the egg? please explain your answer :P

10. What's the funniest Joke you have ever heard/ can think of?
 I like peep show and curb your enthusiasm I hope that counts.

My 10 questions
1. Favourite TV show ?
2. Do you have any pets ?
3. What's your favourite food?
4. Do you have a wish list of places to visit ?
5. Beauty products you couldn't live without ?
6. Do you have a favourite film ?
7. Do you have a favourite kind of blog post to read?
8. What do you like most about writing a blog?
9. Advice for other bloggers who are just starting out ?
10. I love what's in my bag videos, do you have any tage videos you like ?

Friday, 1 November 2013

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer SX5 Review

After looking for a new full coverage, matte foundation for a while I decided to try out the Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer as I'd seen a lot of really good reviews and it seemed most like what I was looking for. I bought this product from Space NK for £38. This is a little expensive, but I do like to pay more for a foundation that's really good quality. 

The shades available in this range are really confusing the SX4 looks much darker than SX5 ?? So actually picking a shade was difficult, usually I go for pretty light foundations usually the 2nd or 3rd lightest. Luckily the SX5 is a pretty close match! 

When this foundation arrived I was surprised at how teeny tiny it is! Its super tiny, but its the thickest foundation I've ever seen so a little goes a really long way. It does have a slight scent, but that's gone after you apply it. 

 To apply this I mixed it with some of my normal daily moisturiser and some primer to make it less thick and used my real techniques expert face brush. 
I really like this foundation its gives a great full matte coverage, but if you wanted it lighter it would be easy to just mix with more moisturiser or primer to make it lighter. Its long lasting and blends in really easily. After a whole day of wear it was still in place pretty well and my skin didn't feel dry or like the make up was too heavy. 

This is with flash .

And in natural light without, I look super pale here.

Overall, I do definitely think think foundation is worth paying the little extra because its so highly pigmented and gives a lovely finish!

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