Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Pumpkin Carving

L-R. My pumpkin and my sisters pumpkin.

Hey everyone. Today I just wanted to do a quick post, showing you some pumpkin carvings me and my sister did the other day. :) I love carving pumpkins, it just makes Halloween for me and its actually pretty fun. Granted, its very messy and can be quite horrible pulling out all the seeds and slimy stuff but the finished product always looks really good and pretty spooky. I went for a slightly scary looking pumpkin whereas my sister went for something a little more cute. 

I tried to take photos of when they are in the dark and all lit up but they didn't come out as well as I would of liked. You get the idea though, which is the main thing. :)

Do you like carving pumpkins? Did you carve any for this Halloween?

Lots of love
Luci xo

Monday, 28 October 2013

Look Book | Halloween

Vampire Costume


Hey everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend apart from that crazy storm last night. That wind was so fierce! Anyway, Halloween is nearly upon us and I am pretty excited. I am not dressing up this year which does kind suck but I thought I would still do a little costume post for anyone that is at a total loss! I thought about doing various costumes but decided to just focus on one look and go into a little more detail.

So I went for a vampire costume as lets be honest, it one of the most popular kind out there and there are so many ways of styling it, whether its going totally traditional or a more modern take on it. If you wanted to go for the classic vampire look, you can't go wrong with a black tutu style skirt and a fitted top with lace and frills. Vampires are all about looking glamorous and seductive so some skyscraper heels are a must and they can also be worn again and again. If you wanted to go more 'underworld' vampire then leather is the answer. A pair of skin tight leather leggings or trousers are perfect and look great paired with heels. They are also very in this season so you'll get lots of wear out of them. Again with the leather, a leather jacket is a perfect addiction to a modern vampire look.

Moving onto to accessories, you have to wear a gorgeous pendant necklace. Whether it be a gothic style cross or a simple gem on a chain, they can really make an outfit. Not to forget some fangs which are super important and lots of fake blood. You can really go to town on the blood and make it as gruesome and messy as you like! As for make up, gorgeous dark eye makeup and a deep plum lipstick are ideal with the odd bit of blood here and there.

So thats a few ideas for a vampire costume if you are totally stuck on what to go for. Its also nice to create a costume out of things you can wear on a daily basis. There is nothing worse than splashing out on a costume and never wearing it again. :)

What are you dressing up as this Halloween?

Luci xo

Saturday, 26 October 2013

I Heart...

Photos from WeHeartit
Hey everyone, today's post is something slightly different and what I like to call a 'feel good' post. I saw this sort of post over on EmTalks and I just thought it was such a good idea! Its just nice to go over all the little things that make you happy instead of all the horrible things that stress you out. So here we go...

I heart...

Hot Chocolate
Those lazy days, snuggled up in my comfy clothes.
Taking all my make up off after a long day.
Being inside when its all wet and cold outside.
A nice cup of tea, tea makes everything okay.
New York City. If I could pack up and move there tomorrow, I would.
Warm and cosy sweaters.
Dairy Milk chocolate.
Romance. I am a total hopeless romantic.
Snuggling up with a good book.
Having a sister you can share anything with.
Hopes and Dreams
My westie, Skye.
Lucky Charms - seriously addicted.
The smell of Victoria's Secret.
Leaves falling from the trees.

So thats just a few things that make me happy, obviously there is a lot more but I just wanted this to be a short and simple post. :)

Luci xo

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Lush Christmas

L-R. The Christmas Penguin, Candy Mountain, Sugar Plum Fairy, Golden Wonder, So White and Christmas Eve.

Hey my lovelies! Can you believe that Lush have their Christmas 2013 products for sale already? It really means that Christmas is coming and I am so so excited! Now I know a lot of people would think purchasing loads of Christmas bath products is a little crazy and of course, super early but I couldn't resist! I love Lush products anyway but the seasonal ones have to be my favourites. I just love the Christmassy smells and the designs are always so cute! So these are the ones I picked up.

Golden Wonder. I adore this bath bomb so much! 'But its just a bath bomb' I hear you say? Its so much more than that, its actually amazing. I actually used this for the first time last year and fell in love almost straight away. It smells gorgeous and is covered in gold dust for a start, secondly it has lots of little surprises inside! I wont tell you just incase you haven't ever tried this before but its just so cool and makes bath time a little more fun. :)

So White. Again this is something I have bought every single year and I have never got tired of. I remember when this first came out it was tiny! Its now absolutely massive and has a lovely pink centre to it which makes it a little more special. I also love the scent of this one, its like crisp apples and it is so refreshing.

Candy Mountain. This has to be one of my all time favourites. It just smells divine! Who doesn't love the relaxing smell of vanilla? I like how they have re-designed candy mountain this year, its all bright pink, girly and is shaped exactly like a 'mountain'. This creates so many bubbles and the smell lingers for ages. Just love!

The Christmas Penguin. This is a new addition to Lush for Christmas and I cant wait to try it. It has a lovely fresh scent to it and lets just appreciate how cute this little guy is! They all look totally different, some are short and fat, others tall and skinny. So so excited to see what these are like.

Sugar Plum Fairy. Now this is a scrub and I am pretty excited to try this out. I am a huge fan of Lush's body scrubs. They work amazingly well and always leave my skin super soft. So when I saw they had a Christmas one I just had to get it. Its meant to smell like plum and jasmine which I love and it seems to be quite a fine, delicate scrub so it shouldn't be too harsh on your skin. I also love the fact they all have an embossed fairy on top too. I think this is classed as a retro product which means it will only be available online though. :)

Christmas Eve. Lastly is this bubble bar. Easily another of my favourites, this smells gorgeous! I love the smell of jasmine and this lingers on your skin for ages. This just makes bath time relaxing and I love the cute little moon design. Perfect for when you just want to chill out and take it easy.

So thats what I have purchased so far. There are lots of soaps I want to try out and no doubt I'll re purchase some of these nearer to Christmas too. If you haven't already, check out the Lush website here and take a look at all their Christmas products and the stunning gifts available. You can never go wrong with a Lush gift at any time of year but the Christmas ones are so lovely!

Have you tried any of the Lush Christmas products? Any favourites?

Luci xo

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The Vampire Diaries Tag

Hey everyone! Seeing as it is Halloween this month and I am a massive fan of The Vampire Diaries, I thought now would be the perfect time to do this tag. I love doing tag posts and this is one I have wanted to do for such a long time, I just never got round to it. If you have never watched The Vampire Diaries before then you really must, its actually amazing! This tag may have a couple of spoilers so just a little warning before you read it. So, onto the questions...

How did you discover the show?

I didn't start watching The Vampire Diaries from day one I am afraid to say! It just happened to be on TV one night and I got really into it even though it was half way through a season and I didn't really know who was who or what was going on. The next day I ordered season 1 on DVD and got totally hooked! I think I finished the entire season in a week or so and ordered season 2 straight after that.

Who is your favourite character?

Damon has to be my favourite! Not only is he very pleasing on the eye, he just comes out with the best lines and is so sarcastic. I also love how he cares so much for Elena and half the time she doesn't even realise how he feels, it just makes you like him even more! Eek!

If you were a vampire, would you live off human or animal blood?

Neither! I would have to steal a few blood bags from hospitals, I know thats just as bad because they need them for all the sick but at least I wouldn't be hurting innocent people or animals. I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

Team Stefan or Team Damon?

Team Damon all the way! Stefan just really annoys me, he is just too 'nice' and a little boring. Damon really loves Elena and will literally do anything for her which I find really sweet and I just think they suit each other so much more. Damon is pretty horrible to lots of people and he isn't that popular with the other characters either but he means well. :)

What's your favourite supernatural power?

Thats actually a tough one as they all have their perks and their downfalls. To be a witch would be amazing and to have that power to do so many things would make life a lot easier but it does look painful sometimes and you could get yourself into a bit of trouble. Being a vampire would be pretty amazing too, being able to move so much quicker and be brilliant at everything you did couldn't be a bad thing, you would have to drink blood though and I cant imagine that would taste nice at all!

If you were a character, who would you be?

As much as I do like Elena, if I had to be anyone I would say Caroline. She becomes a vampire for a start and I think that would be pretty awesome but she is also really sweet yet tough. She totally loves her new vampire life and embraces it completely unlike Elena. I would kind of like to be Rebecca too because she is so confident, powerful and is really misunderstood but she is probably a little too evil for me.

Have you read the book series?

No I haven't. I keep thinking that maybe I should but apparently it is totally different from the TV show so I think it would just annoy me now. I think I will give it a miss. :)

Who is your crush in the series?

I think I already answered this, obviously Damon. He is easily the most good looking in the series and his attitude and personality just make him stand out so much more. Nuff said.

What was your first initial thought of the show and did it change after you saw it?

At first I thought it was going to just be like Twilight and very similar. That was why I didn't watch it straight away, I guess I thought it was a total copy. However, when I actually watched it I wouldn't believe how different it really was and was actually happy to be proven wrong. Now I am completely addicted.

Who is your favourite villain?

Oh it has to be Klaus. He is a funny villain because he is actually a really nice guy. He is definitely evil and doesn't mind killing a few people to get what he wants but he does care really and I think he just doesn't like to show too much. I really like him and you never know who's side he is going to be on.

So thats all the questions and my answers. I know this tag was originally on YouTube but that doesn't mean us bloggers cant have a go too. :) So I tag all of you Vampire Diaries fans out there to give this a whirl and let me know when you do, I would love to read your answers!

Lots of love
Luci xo

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Autumn Haul

Hey everyone. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend even though the weather probably isn't the best in the world. Today is a haul post! I love reading haul posts and seeing what everyone has bought, its so exciting and can really give you an idea of whats in the stores. This is a collection of things I have purchased over the last couple of months. As much as I'd love too, I could never have afforded all this in one shopping trip! I have also bought nearly everything from Topshop.. what can I say? Their clothes right now are easily the best for me.

So first up are a few jumpers. I am crazy about jumpers, to me they are the perfect item for fall and winter and look great with jeans, leggings or skirts. They are also super warm and cosy which is also really important for when the weather gets chilly. So I originally ordered this gorgeous fuchsia fluffy jumper online and fell in love with it as soon as it arrived. It is unbelievably soft and so warm that I didn't want to take it off, so when I came across this navy version in store I knew I had to get it. I am one of these people that as soon as something fits perfectly and feels amazing, I tend to get it in another couple of colours. Some people might find that boring but at least you know its going to look good! Also along the jumper line, is this lovely cornflower blue knitted jumper. I bought this last month and was my first jumper purchase this year, its perfect paired with skinnies and black boots and again is lovely and warm. To be honest, I don't think you can go wrong with knitted jumpers. They are always in fashion and are always available in a huge range of colours.

Next up is the Topshop heart print shirt. As soon as I saw this online, I added it to my basket. This is a high street copy of Burberry's heart shirt and its amazing! Who didn't fall in love with the Burberry one but realistically knew that even if they hadn't sold out almost straight away, they would never have been able to afford it? I certainly did and I was super happy when I managed to get my hands on this little number. It looks fantastic with pretty much anything but I love wearing it with my super thick black leggings and biker boots. Unfortunately this is now totally sold out online but you may get lucky in store.

So onto my favourite purchase of this month and thats my teddy bear coat. This was the first thing I bought this month as I have had my eye on it for a while. This year I knew I wanted a super warm coat and I also wanted something with a bit of fur or fluff to it. This is pretty much perfect! First up is its black so it will go with everything and wont show any dirt, secondly it has a wooly kind of fluff to it so it shouldn't go bobbly after too much wear and thirdly its nice and big and cosy, perfect for when its snowing or just freezing cold. I did get this in petite as I found the normal length a tad too long. Yes it is quite expensive for a coat but I don't intend to purchase a new one next year so I should get my money's worth out of this. I am beyond excited to wear this though, hurry up cold weather!

Another purchase from Topshop (surprised?) are these wet look leggings. I just love these and are great for wearing during the day or on a night out. They instantly toughen up an outfit and are ideal for rocking the punk trend. I love them and they are surprisingly comfortable too! Lastly is this stunning gold chain from Zara. I adore these big chains at the moment and this is just amazing. I actually bought this to wear to a wedding as I needed a big necklace to pull the look together but now I cant wait to wear it with so many other things. It is super heavy though which I wasn't expecting but its so cute I don't even mind. :)

So thats what I have purchased lately. Have you bought anything new this season?

Luci xo

Friday, 18 October 2013

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Linda from I Am Linderella who nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award the other day. I always feel really thankful when I am nominated for anything and I love to do the little challenges that come with them. :)

So onto the rules..
1. Display the award certificate on your blog
2. Announce your win and thank the blogger who nominated you.
3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
4. Link your nominees in this post and let them know of their nomination.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

My Nominees

I only nominated five as I am never sure who has done this before.. so yeah, slightly cheated!

Some interesting things about me...

I love hospitals.
My hair is naturally poker straight.
I adore New York City.
I dont really eat red meat.
I suffer from cold hands all year round.
I naturally have two sets of upper lashes.
I like playing on the Xbox.

Luci xo

Thursday, 17 October 2013

NOTD | Essie - The Lace Is On

Hey you lovely lot, Todays post is a nail of the day! Like I have said before, these sorts of posts are some of my favourites to read and also to post. I just love reading about what nail polishes people have been loving lately and its a great way of seeing swatches on real people rather than one of those nail wheel things. So the shade I am currently wearing is Essie's The Lace Is On.

This is from Essie's latest fall collection and I'll be honest, I really struggled to choose only a few shades this time around. I loved them all! I settled on just three of them and this had to be one of my favourites. Its a gorgeous fuchsia pink and its got a lovely pearlescent finish to it so it really catches the light. Essie describe it as jewel toned and I couldn't agree more! As always, the formula is perfect and easy to apply and can be worn with either one or two coats. In the photo above I applied two coats. :)

If you fancy trying a shade from the Fall 2013 collection then I highly recommend this one. 

What nail polishes have you been loving lately? Any collections I should take a look at?

Luci xo

Monday, 14 October 2013

October Glossybox

Hey everyone. So today's post is on this months Glossybox. I actually cannot believe its time for October's box already! Feels like yesterday when Septembers arrived. I'll be honest, when I received this months box I was pretty disappointed, as after reading their email and finding out the theme was dark romance I expected a lot more then I actually got. To me, this box is not following the theme at all and a lot of these products I probably will never use.. so yeah, little bit disappointing. They also included a mini bar of Greens chocolate too but unfortunately it was dark which I am not a huge fan of so that didn't cheer me up too much either. Anyway, onto the products I received this time around...

MeMeMe Cherub's Blush - Cheek and Lip Tint. So this is one of two products that actually fit the dark romance theme. Its a bit like Benefit's Benetint but a lot cheaper which for me is pretty good considering I wouldn't use a tint that much. Its a lovely deep red shade which is perfect for this season and this is something I will definitely give a try.

Katy Perry Killer Queen Fragrance. This is the second product that I actually like in this months box. Its a gorgeous scent that I just love and its a decent size sample too so its ideal for throwing in your handbag and gives you enough so you can really get an idea on whether you would like to purchase the full size. Cant go wrong with a perfume sample lets be honest. :)

Monu Illuminating Primer. I'm not big on primers as I never really need them. My make up stays on regardless and if I ever feel like I need to wear one I always go to my old faithful MAC one. I might give this a whirl but I don't think I would ever pay full price for this in the future. Its a whopping £25 which I think is quite a lot for what it is. I guess I might change my mind after trying it though, I'll keep you posted.

Premae Multi-Vit Smoothie Serum. Okay, so I am totally happy at the moment with my skincare routine so therefore I am slightly hesitant to try anything new at the moment. I know thats terrible of a beauty blogger to say but its true! I like the idea of a serum but I don't think its something I'll be trying out this time I'm afraid!

Gamila Secret Cleansing Bar. This actually sounds good and apparently the beauty industry are currently loving this, however the smell alone is enough to put me off. I just really dislike it. It has quite a strong herbal scent to it and its not something I like at all. This is meant to be ideal for all skin types, even sensitive skin and can be used on face and body which is pretty cool. It is also meant to hydrate and cleanse your skin whilst still encouraging your skin to repair itself. Its sounds really good and I might test it out on my body, if I can get past the smell of course!

So thats what I got in this months box. Overall, like I said, I am pretty disappointed with the products this time. I like to inspired and excited when I open my monthly box of goodies and this time I am afraid I wasn't. What did you think of this months box? 

Luci xo

Friday, 11 October 2013

I Heart Fall Tag

Photos all from WeHeartIt
Hey everyone. I decided to do the I Heart Fall tag because lets face it, I really do adore fall time. Its like the perfect tag for me and I just thought it would a bit of fun. So here we go...

What is your favourite fall lip product? 

Okay, well I wouldn't say I had an actual favourite but I am loving the berry red trend at the moment ad having been wearing my Revlon lip butter in 'Berry Smoothie' lots so far. I also like something thats really hydrating as my lips can get a little dry in the colder weather.

What is your favourite fall nail polish?

Oh this is a tricky one as I love so many colours for fall, though I think I would have to say Essie's 'Bahama Mama' which I did a post on here. Its just the perfect deep plum colour and will look great on anyone and with anything. Its just fall in a nail polish. :)

What is your favourite Starbucks fall drink?

I am not a huge one for coffee apart from the occasional gingerbread latte at Christmas time. So for this time of year you cant go wrong with a classic hot chocolate. I love hot chocolate, it just makes me feel all cosy and it tastes amazing!

What is your favourite fall candle?

I adore all the scent from Bath and Body Works but because its not easy to get them here in the UK, I would have to go with Yankee candle. I am loving Macintosh Spice and Natures Paintbrush at the moment. They are just the perfect cosy scent for fall. :)

What is your favourite fall scarf or accessory? 

Any sort of chunky scarf, the chunkier the better. I just love wrapping myself up in a nice knitted scarf, it keeps my super warm and can really transform any outfit. As for accessory, I would say a chunky gold chain or some cute gold earrings. I think gold is perfect for fall time, it has a much warmer feel to it then silver and can really make a statement. There are so many chunky chains in the stores at the moment too so there is lots of styles to choose from.

What is your favourite haunted house, haunted hay ride or haunted corn maze?

Oh we don't have anything like that here in the UK and now I really feel like I missed out! Those all sound like so much fun and I really wish I got to experience them when I was younger. However we do have these fright nights here and I really want to go to one. They look terrifying but so good!

What is your favourite Halloween movie?

Okay first up, I love horror movies, you name it, I'd watch it. I just love being scared.. sounds kinda weird I know but still. However, if I was going to go for a Halloween classic I would have to say Hocus Pocus, who doesn't love that film?

What is your favourite candy to eat on Halloween?

I much more of a chocolate person than a candy person but if I can get my hands on it I love a bit of Candy Corn. Its just amazing! Its super hard to get hold of here in the UK which does suck, but at least there is always Cadburys. :)

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?

Nothing this year.. how depressing is that! If I was then I think I'd like to go as either a superhero or villain (I always thought dressing up as Poison Ivy would be a pretty cool costume) or maybe as a Disney Princess gone bad, you know with blood and a torn, tattered dress. I think that would be pretty cool.

What is your favourite thing about fall?

There are so many things I love about fall, I love the leaves turning all those gorgeous warm colours, I love the fact that the weather gets chilly so you can snuggle up in a cosy sweater and boots. I love carving pumpkins and drinking lots of hot chocolate and eating marshmallows. I also love taking nice walks through piles of leaves and all the new clothes in the stores. The autumn candle scents are the best and I love that it gets dark earlier so your evenings feel a little longer. Its just a great time of year and a lovely lead up to Christmas. Its just super exciting!

I tag all of you to give this a go and please let me know if you do this, I would love to read your answers. :)

Luci xo

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Current Favourite Shampoos

Hey my lovelies. Today I wanted to share with you my current favourite shampoos that I am using. I really like seeing what hair products people are using as it can really give you an idea of what you'd like to try next if you are looking for something different. I am currently using three different shampoos for different things and depending on what I need at the time. Does anyone else do this? Anyway onto the products...

Loreal Hair Expertise Ever Pure Colour Care and Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. Okay so first up is this brilliant duo. I recently purchased colour care shampoos as I have coloured my hair and I want it to last for as long as possible. I was really excited when I saw these in Boots as not only do they treat your coloured hair but it also gives you a volume boost too! (We all know how much I like to add volume to my hair). I use these on a regular basis and I really love them. The smell is lovely and refreshing and my hair always looks really healthy afterwards. :)

Charles Worthington Salon At Home Colour Enhancer Shampoo. So Boots were having a 3 for 2 when I purchased my colour shampoos so I also added this one in too. This I use when I know I will just be putting my hair up quickly and don't need any sort of boost to my hair whatsoever. This doesn't do much in the way of styling but it makes my hair feel and look super healthy and this has definitely made my colour last so far. I really like this and again it smells amazing.

Charles Worthington Salon At Home Volume and Bounce Shampoo. This has been a firm favourite now since around June and I still use it whenever I am going out or want to wear my hair down the entire day. It really gives my hair lots of volume that lasts all day long and I just love the fact that it still leaves my hair soft and shiny at the same time. Again the smell is lovely and clean and really wakes you up the morning. This has to be my favourite shampoo at the moment and I also love the matching conditioner too.

So there you have it, my current favourite shampoos. I find I never just use one shampoo day in and day out, I really like to switch them up and I think its good for your hair too, not to get used to the same one. What are your favourite shampoos at the moment? Any you'd think I'd like?

Lots of love
Luci xo

Monday, 7 October 2013

Professional Sebastian Thickefy Foam

Hey everyone! Hope you had a lovely weekend, mine went way too quick and I spent most of it dress hunting for a wedding I have this Friday. I don't know about any of you, but I always leave important dress buying to the last minute every single time and then get myself in a right panic. Anyway, they didn't have my size in anything I liked so I ended up ordering a couple and thought I would try them on at home. Its so much easier! Anyway, onto todays post...

So as you all probably know by now, I love adding a bit of volume to my hair. My hair is naturally poker straight, pretty thin and get can flat quit quickly so I am always trying to find ways to make my hair bigger and thicker. I think I am getting the hang of it now and I thought I had found the products that work for me, until I tried Sebastian Thickefy Foam. My sister came home from the hairdressers one day and kept saying how the hair stylist used this great mousse on her hair and how much she loved it. I was really curious so I ordered one. I have never heard of this brand before and wasn't sure what to make of it but it did have great reviews so it was definitely worth a try.

When it arrived I was really impressed with the packaging, it looks really smart and professional and it has a lovely feel to it too. Its basically a foam/mousse and comes out of a big pump on the top. It didn't look or feel that different to a ordinary mousse from any other brand but I thought I would give it a whirl all the same and kept an open mind. I just applied it to the roots of my hair when wet and ran it down to the middle and then blow dried it like normal. I could instantly see I had volume in my hair, lots of it actually which I was super happy about but the other thing I noticed is that my hair actually looked thicker. I know it sounds crazy, but it really did and it felt a lot thicker too! I was really impressed! 

The main test is to see how long it lasted until my hair returned to being limp again. To be honest, it lasted for much longer then I thought and it didn't leave my hair crispy or hard to the touch at all. This retails for about £16 which does seem like quite a lot of a mousse but it really does work. I am going to try and not use it all up too quickly though! However if you have a little look around the web, you can find it for £13. :)

So if you fancy trying a new product for your hair then I highly recommend Sebastian Thickefy Foam. If you are like me and like to add volume to your hair without the weight and want it to look a little thicker then you'll love this! Have you ever tried this brand before? What did you think?

Luci xo

Saturday, 5 October 2013

RiRi Hearts MAC Eyeshadow Palette

L-R. Soft Peach, Bright Bronze Gold, Warm Antique Gold and Chocolate Bronze.

Hey everyone! I am so sorry I haven't done any posts for a little while, I just haven't had the chance to take any decent photos and a blog post doesn't have the same effect with a few pretty pictures.. but I am  finally catching up now its the weekend. :) So today I wanted to show you my latest MAC purchase which is the gorgeous palette from the new RiRi Hearts MAC fall collection.

I am pretty sure you all know about this new collection because its all anyone has been talking about the past week or so. The last RiRi lipstick sold out within minutes before and this collection was bound to go the same way so I was really excited to get my hands on this palette which I have had my eye on ever since the promo photos were released. I'll be honest though, it helps having a sister who works at MAC thats for sure!

So this palette is one of two in the collection but I went for 'Her Cocoa' because I am a huge fan of neutrals and this was full of stunning new shades I couldn't wait to try. They are the sorts of shades I always look for and to have them all in one handy palette is ideal. Speaking of the palette itself, how stunning is this packaging? Its so cute and I love the metallic pink which incases the entire thing. Its so pretty and another reason why I probably fell in love. Now the shades don't actually have names like other MAC eyeshadows but they describe them as 'Soft Peach', 'Bright Bronze Gold', 'Warm Antique Gold' and 'Chocolate Bronze'. They are stunning worn all together or mixed with other eyeshadows and like all MAC eyeshadows, the pigmentation and lasting power is fantastic. They don't crease and they blend beautifully. You can also really build the colour up too make it even more dramatic.

I am totally in love with this palette and to be honest, the entire collection is gorgeous. I think its pretty much all sold out online though now so if you wanted to pick up this or anything else from the collection then taking a look in store is the only option. These collections just fly off the shelves!

What do you think of the RiRi Hearts MAC Collection? Did you manage to get hold of anything?

Luci xo

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Monthly Favourites | September

Hey everyone! I can't believe its October already! I know I say this every month but they really do seem to be flying past this year, its crazy! Anyway now that its the start of a new month, it means its time for lasts months favourites. So here we go...

Trevor Sorbie Curl Creator. So I love curling my hair, I just love the way it looks and it makes my hair look so much thicker and healthier too. So when I came across this in Boots a few weeks a go I was pretty excited. My hair is naturally poker straight so curling it can take a little longer and it doesn't always last for the entire day either, its very annoying! This curl creator is actually pretty amazing, you just spritz a bit onto each section of hair before you use your curling tool and it helps hold the curl for longer. It really works and now I find myself using it every single time. Its been a firm favourite this month and I am pretty sure it will be for a while. :)

Revlon Lip Butter in 'Berry Smoothie'. I did a post on these the other day here and I mentioned that I have just been loving them lately. This one however, is the one I have been using the most. its the perfect shade for easing yourself into fall and because they are super hydrating and moisturising they are perfect for when your lips are a little dry and chapped. Love it!

MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in 'Feline'. My black eyeliner ran out a few weeks ago and this MAC pencil was recommended to me. I thought I would give it a try as I adore MAC products anyway and wow, this has to be one of the best eyeliners I have tried in a long time. Its the deepest black ever so really makes my eyes stand out and the lasting power is ridiculous! I can apply this in the morning and by the end of the day, it looks exactly the same as it did before. I just love this and have been wearing it non stop all month.

Essie Nail Polish in 'Muchi Muchi'. Its only recently that I have been wearing the deep, dark nail polish shades which I love so much, but for most of September I had been wearing this stunning polish. Its a gorgeous pale pink and its very sheer so looks great with anything. I just found myself reaching for this so often that it had to be included in my favourites.

Topshop Hair Scrunchie. This is so cute! I spotted this whilst shopping in Oxford Street and just thought I would give it a whirl, it only cost me £4 so it didn't matter too much if I hated it. But I love it and have been wearing it whenever I sweep my hair into a ponytail. It just makes a simple hairstyle that much cooler. :)

Vampire Diaries Season 4 DVD. Lastly its my non beauty favourite which has to be this DVD. I am a massive fan of Vampire Diaries and have been waiting for ages for season 4 to come out. Its so addictive and there is always some sort of twist that I wasn't expecting. Oh an I have to be team Damon all the way. :)

So thats my September favourites. What have you been loving this September?

Luci xo