Get That Glow L'Oreal True Match Highlighter

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Who doesn't love a good highlight?! No? Shame on you haha! I looove a highlight and enjoy trying out new highlighters from cream to powder, subtle to extreme.
I was in Boots getting my holy grail True Match foundation and noticed they now have highlighters in their True Match range, erm yes please.
On to the actual product....
L'Oreal True Match Highlighter comes in both liquid and powder form and is available in 2 shades, Golden Glow which is the shade I have and Icy Glow which is a pink shimmer. I believe it retails at around £8.99, it isn't showing on the Boots website but I believe that is how much I bought this for.

Lightweight and highly blendable and buildable formula. Golden Glow for Medium to Dark skin tones and Icy Glow for Light to Medium skin tones

This is definitely buildable and super easy to blend, I love that you can just apply a little for a slight shimmer or build it up to a strong glow. You can also mix this in with your foundation which I've done with Nars Sheer Glow and worked lovely.
The staying power is really good, I found that it doesn't really wear off throughout the day and it's still shimmering away on my cheekbones when I get home from a long day at work. I've worn Golden Glow with pale skin and tanned skin and it has looked good on both, it doesn't show up as much on tanned skin as it does pale but you want to be careful when applying if pale as you don't want it to look streaky etc,
I'm really pleased with this highlight and really want to buy the powder form, I think it would look amazing on top if the cream and it would certainly last for ages.
Let me know in the comments below what your favourite highlighter is?
Love Gill x

Sunday Treats

Sunday, 18 September 2016

It's the usually Sunday night feeling, trying not to think about Monday morning, yawn! Although I must admit, I am getting rather excited at the dark mornings and nights and the fact it's starting to get colder in the evenings - getting those coats out soon!
I am willing for Autumn to make its way fully here so I popped on some fairy lights and lit a festive candle, Marshmallow Treats - read my post here to find out where I got this beaut from.
Now I can fully relax, watch some Netflix and munch through my chosen treats which is a Cadbury's milkshake, mini cookies and some after eight mints yummm.

What treats do you have on a Sunday night? Let me know in the comments below.
Love Gill x

Bath & Body Works Candle Dupe

Monday, 12 September 2016

Upon walking into my local B&M store, in front of me were a variety of candles on a shelf and I recognised the packaging looking like Bath & Body works candles - I was instantly intrigued.
There were only 2 scents available in this packaging, Marshmallow Fireside and Sea Breeze (I think) I didn't get the other one as it was blue, I only allow white / neutral or pink candles into my home to match my décor (Christmas is an exception). I may be missing out on some beautiful scents this way but I just can't have anything out of place - anyone else like this?!

This candle smells verrry sweet and I wasn't overly sure on it but I bought it as I thought it looked rather Autumnal and would look nice in my bedroom. However, once this is burning it smells amazing, it's still sweet but not as sweet as when you first smell it. This is the sort of candle you want burning away in your kitchen on a dark wintery day uhhhh can't wait for the Autumn / Winter months to come.
This wee candle cost me £2.99 and is a 2 wick which will give it an even burn, it makes your whole house smell ahhhmazing, i hope it lasts me for a while as I have no idea where I can get these other than B&M and they didn't have many in stock

Have you tried any of these candles before? Let me know in the comments below.

Love Gill x

September's Birchbox

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Can you believe it's September already?! I had to double check that I was really blogging about the September edition of Birchbox.

I am pretty gutted that it's not Autumn as yet, I am soo ready for dark cosy nights with a hot chocolate and some fairy lights and candles in the background. I've heard next week is to be pretty warm, a part of me died inside - please can we have the leaves falling already?!
Anyway, onto the actual post... September's Birchbox! Let's just take a minute to appreciate the gorgeous design of this box, my favourite design yet and it's the first box I have kept as decoration in my bedroom, loooove it!

Inside is pretty darn exciting, as always. I received the ModelCo Highlighting Trio which is cream rather than powder, super excited to try that out.
Next up is the Amika Blow Out Spray which is a lightweight volumising, smoothing and texturizing spray and also strengthens and repairs damage.

Moving onto nails, this Nailtiques polish was included which is Keratin protein and calcium to help bond the layers of your nail together helping them to grow.
I love Nuxe so when I saw the Nuxe Prodigieux Shower Oil i knew it would be one of the first items for me to try in the shower.
Another that caught my eye, excuse the pun, is the Starskin Eye Catcher this mask infused with coconut juice and brightening licorice root extract sits on the under eye to brighten, smooth and reduce puffiness.
What did you think of this months box? Let me know in the comments below.
Love Gill x

Fancie a bath ?!

Monday, 5 September 2016

We all love a good bath in the blogging world especially when it comes to adding something 'fancie'.
I was sent some goodies from Patisserie De Bain to try out, not sponsored, just for my sheer pleasure to try out some new products.
The first thing that caught my eye were the Hyacinth Bath Fancies, I mean they look good enough to eat don't they?! Please don't
As soon as I opened the box the gorgeous smell of hyacinth hit me, like a beautiful garden and the smell was even better once popped into the bath. They melt away releasing cocoa butter and shea into your bath leaving your skin extremely moisturised. I was very surprised and pleased to see they left a little glittery sparkle throughout.

The packaging is just amazing and would be a lovely gift to give to someone, who wouldn't like some bath melts that looks like cupcakes?!

Having looked up some pricing it looks like these go for around £10 a box which works out at around £3.30 per bath melt which is what you would likely pay in Lush so great pricing I think.
I would recommend these bath melts but they aren't anything different to similar products from Lush so if you didn't want to order online etc Lush are just as good.
Have you tried anything from Patisserie De Bain? Let me know in the comments below
Love Gill x

Make Up Haul at Boots

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

It's the same old story, you go into Boots for one item and come out with a mini haul, this always happens to me. I don't think there has ever been a time when I've gone into Boots and come out with exactly what I went in for, products seem to leap into my basket before I know it and then, well, you can't put them back can you? That would just be rude!!
I went in for another True Match as I'm currently running out, my everyday go to foundation at the moment. My eye spotted a 3 for 2 offer on L'Oreal so I just HAD to get another product because I will get another one for free, we can justify that right? I noticed they had True Match highlighters which I've never seen before so that was quickly in my basket, I also picked up a new lipstick from their Gold range which I had never seen before either.
Whilst I was walking through the aisles I thought I'd get my ultimate fave eyebrow pencil from Soap & Glory as I've also ran out of that and didn't they have an offer on too! Buy one get 2nd half price errrm yes please! I decided to pick up the 'Ultimatte ' eye palette which is all Matte shades and I would wear every single one in the palette... I shall put a post up on this palette.
I was satisfied with my little purchases and I was standing in the queue when I saw a miniature Hoola Bronzer which I've wanted for ages so thought I'd treat myself on top of everything else haha but it's miniature - you just have to have it!
Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments below.
Love Gill x

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

Monday, 29 August 2016

Now that the GBBO has started it has got me inspired to baking even more than usual, I've gone through my pictures and blog to see what I have already done as I'm keen to make cakes I've not made before.
I bought cute little mini cookies as little snacks for work and thought I could make choc chip cookie cupcakes, and here we have them, I think they look rather adorable.
I followed a hummingbird bakery vanilla cupcake recipe for these and added my own twist.


120g Plain Flour
140g Caster Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
a pinch of salt
40g unsalted butter
120ml whole milk
1 egg
1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
100g Choc Chips

Vanilla Frosting:
250g Icing Sugar
80g Unsalted Butter
25ml Whole Milk
Couple drops of Vanilla Extract

To Make:

1. Pre-heat oven to 170°C / Gas3
2. Put the Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Salt and Butter in a mixer and mix until you get a sandy consistency. Gradually pour in half of the milk and mix until incorporated
3. Whisk the egg, vanilla extract and the rest of the milk together and pour into the flour mixture until incorporated - then add in your chocolate chips and stir through.

4. Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases until 2 thirds full and bake for around 15 - 20 minutes

5. Leave the cupcakes to cool

6. To make the frosting, beat the butter until pale in a mixer, then add in the sugar until incorporated

7 . Add in the milk and beat until light in colour and fluffy

8. Pipe onto your cooled cupcakes and top with mini choc chip cookies.

Let me know what you think in the comments below?

Love Gill x