Tuesday 31 July 2012

Our First Video Is Up!

Hi everyone, well this is mine and Darcey's first ever YouTube video. We decided to keep it interesting and do our own take on "What's in my makeup bag?". We talk about all aspects of makeup that we use everyday! Please check it out, subscribe and stay tuned! We have so many videos planned so please remember to check for new videos. Or subscribe, if you fancy it!

Embedding the video isn't working, the size won't sort it'self out so I'm going to have to add a link... Apologies! Any tips? But here it is:

Phoebe xxx

Saturday 21 July 2012

Ciate Nail Varnish

Hi everyone!

I thought I'd talk about Ciate nail varnishes. I didn't think I'd ever buy one of these because I'm more of an OPI person, but I saw this as a free gift in Marie Clare magazine so I thought I'd give it a go...

I picked up the color "Bon Bon" as I wanted a lovely nude colour. I was happily surprised! It is a lovely formula, giving an opaque and even coverage on the first layer. However, for the ultimate look I'd use 2 layers and a clear top coat. The brush is a perfect size and gives an even sweep to each nail. I will definitely purchase more...


Phoebe x

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Wishlist Wednesday!

Hi everyone!

Now, this wishlist is abit on the large side but I don't really care. Next season is all about army greens, chunky knits, purple tones and vivacious prints, all combined with luxurious textures. This is a little snippet of what I have seen so far ready for next season!

1. Right now I'm obsessed with cropped trousers. I just want them all, and these Topshop ones are perfect for sixth form in the Autumn!

2. I have seen almost everyone wearing this Asos bracelet and to be honest, at only £8 I want to get my hands on one! I especially love rose gold.

3. A grey chunky knit is the staple of all wardrobes next season, and have found this Topshop one and I want it.

4. The perfect army styled shirt! It's not too over the top and has the perfect colour, a must have from Mango.

5. These paisley jeans made me jump for joy. Literally. They are just so beautiful and are a real statement piece for A/W 2012 from Topshop.

6. I'm a shoe-a-holic and these babies from Oasis are just stunning. NEED.

7. Another piece in with the army style. My motto is that you can never have too many jeans, and these Topshop ones would be great with a white shirt and wedges.

8. I adore these shoes. I don't really know what much more I can about these. Just look and drool. Topshop is doing it right this season.

Phoebe x

Tuesday 17 July 2012

The Best Hand Cream You Will Ever Find

Hi everyone!

I thought I'd share with you my most favouritest (not a word but ohhh well) hand cream ever. It is the Cath Kidston Bluebell Hand Cream. I got this large version along with a small one last Christmas, my small one has now run out so I'm using the 100ml bottle now.

It has the nicest floral smell and is so darn moisturizing! (I never use the word "darn" but it is THAT good) If you're tempted to buy it, do it. It just smells absolutely heavenly!

I'm so sorry that this is another review but the British weather has been poo. Hopefully an outfit photo will be on it's way! That is if the sun decides to make an appearance...

Also!!! Me and Darcey have decided on a name for our Youtube channel: TheBoxOfBeauty! Let me tell you It was HARD to decide on a name! But we finally came to a decision. The URL is up and running, videos are yet to come. When we post a video I'll put it up on here too!

Phoebe xx

Monday 16 July 2012

MATTE Nailvarnish

Hi everyone!

In my last post I spoke about a matte nail varnish, this is what makes it matte! It's a matte top coat from H&M. I saw this in their Manchester store and to be honest with you it was abit of an impulse buy. It was £2.99 and I really fancied trying it out.

I'm not sure you can see It's effect very well on this photo, but oh my god I'm SO in love. So far I've worn it everyday and It's just amazing. If you see this in your local H&M just buy it. It's so cheap and so FAB.

Just do it.

Also, I have made arrangements with a fellow fashion/beauty lover to start up a Youtube channel. IT IS OFFICIAL! So keep your eyes pealed for name updates and first videos (first one should be up this weekend if we finally decide on a name). My friend's name is Darcey and it should be really exciting!

Phoebe xx

Thursday 12 July 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

After the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain featured on my Wishlist yesterday, I just couldn't stop thinking about it and knew it had to be mine! I was slightly unsure as to what colour I should get, but when I narrowed it down to this one ("Lovesick") and "Honey" I finally came to a decision as I don't have any bright pinks like it and many have been loving this colour! 

I wore this all afternoon yesterday and out for dinner in the evening, and this is no word of a lie, but it was still on my lips when I woke up and makeup wipes wouldn't budge it! When they say stain, they really mean it! It has this amazing minty smell, which I absolutely adore! (It reminds me of my favourite Benefit lipgloss "California Kissin") Some said they didn't like it but they shouldn't worry as the smell goes away almost instantly after you apply it.

The balm itself is really moisturizing, which surprised me actually. It feels really lovely and stays like this for a good 3 hours, and then you're left with the colour.

All round an AMAZING product!!! 

The colour I chose actually happened to match my nail varnish at the time! You may not be able to tell but my nail varnish is actually matte. The bottom colour is OPI "Kiss Me On My Tulips" from their Netherlands collection. I will talk about what makes it matte in my next post...

I thought I'd show you Emma Stone's beautiful cover photo in Vogue, because she advertises many of the Revlon products I thought it was perfectly fitting for the post. Talking of which, she's had an amazing year so far. All of the Revlon campaigns and not to mention her role in The Amazing Spiderman. Which, by the way was fabulous. I loved every minute of it and may even go and see it again. I'm not sure whether it was the story line or Andrew Garfield that made it great? I guess we'll never know...

Phoebe x

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Wishlist Wednesday

Hi everyone! 

Between trying to find clothes for sixth form next year and generally just finding pieces that I want for everyday use, I have a long (and expensive) list of items I'm lusting after. This is a small snipit of objects that have caught my eye over the past week.

1. I found this bag from Mango last weekend. I almost bought it but decided against it at the last moment as it was the last shop I went into that day and had already spent quite alot. However, now I haven't been able to get this beautiful messenger bag out of my head! It's driving me crazy! At £7.99 I've given in and have decided to buy it this afternoon. OH WELL!

2. After seeing literally hundreds of blogs RAVE about the Clinique chubby stick I wanted something similar. I didn't want the actual chubby stick though because I didn't want to part with £16 for something that I didn't know whether I'd enjoy. So I decided to give in, but to the more appeasing £5.99 of the Rimmel Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. The fact that Emma Stone advertises it is a plus too!

3. I have seen so many people with this type of necklace on WAY too many people and think it's time I invested in one (from H&M). I'm thinking maybe the silver one though?

4. Now I have been eyeing these up for a longgggg time. I almost bought a rose gold one from H&M but I think I may wait to find a normal gold one? Also, my hair is VERY thick so I have no idea if one would work for me but I'd to give it a go!

5. I just noticed these in the Zara sale on the website today, and I am going to head out and buy them this afternoon. They aren't those weird-looking black businessy trousers, but they are smart enough to be perfect for sixth form; and at £25.99 I think that they are a steal!

Sorry that it's abit of a long post but I had alot to talk about! Can't wait to share all my other favourite items!
Also, I've been thinking of starting a YouTube channel? Stay tuned!

Phoebe x

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Benefit's Total Moisture Facial Cream

Hi everyone!

After using Benefit's "Dear John" for about 3 years, they discontinued it. My last tub ran out and it was time for a new moisturizer. Benefit had brought out their new skin care range and I heard that this new moisturizer was just like "Dear John" with a slightly different formula. So I thought I'd give it a go...

And.... They were right! It is just like "Dear John". But BETTER!

It's creamier and makes my face feel so soft! It's really great because you need hardly any to cover your whole face! A fabulous buy, I will definitely purchase again!

Phoebe x

Thursday 5 July 2012

Feeling Peachy

Hi everyone!

I'm ever so sorry for the lack of outfit posts recently, the weather here in Manchester has been horrendous! It's been raining for soooo long! So I haven't been able to go out and take any photos. Though I have quite a few lined up ready!

Today it has been a lovely, sunny day filled with tennis, music and reading. So after looking out at the bright blue sky and sun shining down, I decided to don my favourite peach pieces.

I have shown you this playsuit before, but I just HAD to wear it again because it suited the weather so nicely today! I paired it with matching peach socks and "Peach Melba" Barry M nail varnish. Together, with my favourite EVER blush box-o-powder from Benefit called "Georgia" and peachy scented tanning lotion I felt fabulous!

The Benefit blusher I'm afraid is not available in the UK anymore, I'm running on crumbs that are rolling around the box. If you live in the US however, they have recently brought it back as a limited edition. You lucky people! If anyone fancies sending me one, I'd be EXTREMELY greatfull!

Playsuit, Topshop
Shoes, Topshop
Bracelet, Pandora

Phoebe x

Tuesday 3 July 2012

My Top 3 Benefit Blushers

Hi everyone!

A short post... Basically, I am a HUGE Benefit fan. It is my all time favourite makeup brand. I have tried all of their box-o-powders except 2, so I know my stuff. My all time favourite is "Georgia" which is the most beautiful peach that gives your cheek a lovely shimmer. However they discontinued it so I'm not able to feature it in this post! It's been brought back in the states though! So when I go to New York next year I'll be sure to pick one up...

The 3 favourites I decided to choose  were "Thrrrob" (a really light pink that gives your cheeks a beautiful shimmer that's perfect for daytime), "Hoola" (the ultimate bronzer, a matte brown thats perfect for all skin tones) and "Bella Bamba" (a bright pink that perfectly sparkley for the evening). 

I chose these because they all fit every different occasion, and they should be in every woman's makup case!

Phoebe x