Cheerz Box Review

Monday, 25 January 2016

In a society that has become predominantly technology based, it is difficult to find a hard copy of memories when everything seems be digitalised. Thanks to our phones we are able to take snaps, whenever and wherever we want and upload them to social media to interact with others. As much as this is incredible, it does take away the quality of holding a 4x4 photo, to display and share with whoever you may desire. The company Cheerz have a website and app that specialise in digital prints of your photos in a variety of different forms that aesthetically adopt the appearance of polaroids. There bold and bright website allows you to upload your photos, select your preferred printing style and sends them to your home, all for affordable prices. I was allowed to pick out my own selection of snaps that I am eager to share with you as I am blown away by the quality of their advertised products. 

The first product I selected was their famous Cheerz Box, a brilliant concept that is totally unique. The Cheerz Box supplies a pretty little decorated box filled with 30-45 of your favourite polaroid photos which ultimately can be either be presented in your bedroom or gifted to a friend including all of their favourites photo of a holiday, wedding, birthday etc. The quality of the photos completely surpassed all of my expectations with the glossy photo paper and extra fine detail. I have loved flipping through these snaps off all of my favourite memories of 2015 and cannot wait to get my hands on more of these boxes to keep and treasure. Priced at £13, the Cheerz Box is totally worth it and if you read until the end, I have a discount code that will save you money on all of your order. 

Next up, is the these cute and retro polaroid strips that include a selection of your favourite photos presented together. I absolutely loved playing around with the composition of these strips and cannot wait to present these in my bedroom. Once again the quality of the photos were faultless and my pictures really do not do the vividness of colour and attention to detail, any justice. These also came encased in a bright and retro sleeve that provided protection to the polaroids which I felt to be a nice touch from the Cheerz company. Priced at £6.50, these strips are incredibly affordable! 

If you want to get your own pictures check out their website here or visit their app and even apply the discount code LJWEF6 to receive an amazing discount.
Let me know what you think in the comments!
Would you love these polaroid photos?

*These items were gifted to me but all opinions are honest and my own

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Vintage Vamp

Friday, 8 January 2016

I understand that my blog is often a little high-end heavy but I am sucker when it comes to beautiful packaging. I have previously blogged about another palette from Charlotte Tilbury and expressed how I had fallen in love with the quality of colours encased in the burgundy and gold packaging and clearly that crave for perfection did not stop there. I picked up this palette initially because I am all about those purple shades to compliment and contrast my green eyes and admittedly the richness of the purple did not show up fully on camera. I love the whole systematic feel  of the Charlotte Tilbury quads as every shade has a purpose: to prime, enhance, smoke and pop! As well as the fact that it caters for all smokey-eye cravers wether you are experienced with working with shadows or not. I also love these quads as all though they are predominantly built for smokey-eye looks, I would pretty much wear any of these shades alone for a low-key eye with a little bit of liner smudged below the lashes and a glossy, nude lip. I feel like the definition of 'buttery' shadows was invented for the purpose of describing Tilbury's shadows and trust me, they are pricey but seriously, they are so worth it! The only slight downside is the glitter included, AKA - the Pop shade, isn't as pigmented as the other shades and definitely benefits from finger application (just a little heads up).  Yet, the fall out from all the shadows is practically obsolete, a massive pro in my opinion and arguably gives Urban Decay a run for their money.

Let me know in the comments if you have tried and tested any of the Charlotte Tilbury quads!
What eyeshadow palette would you recommend? 

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Mascara is one product that I absolutely love experimenting with and I find that I am always on the hunt for a new thickening and lengthening mascara that packs a punch when it comes to bold, black lashes. I am lucky enough to have fairly long natural lashes but I still find myself obsessively layering product partly because I find it strangely therapeutic and partly because your lashes can never be too long, surely? I find that I never stay faithful to any one mascara but I think that is maybe about to change. I picked up the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (yeah, let's ignore the hyperbolic name) in a Canadian Sephora. Although don't worry my fellow Brits, you can also pick this up in the UK  either online or in select Debenhams stores. First of all, I love the weighty, pink packaging that adds a twist of luxury to the aesthetics. The formula is super intense but surprisingly build-able and did not clump easily, an absolute dream quality. The formula contains collagen which explains the plumping effects which combined with the hourglass shaped, bristle brush, make for a dream paring. The formula didn't transfer at all, a usual pet hate of mine when it comes to eye products. In the words of the brand themselves, 'you'll believe in magic' after one use of this miracle product. Priced at £19, it fits snuggly into the higher end price tag but is extremely worth the money. If you are after a new mascara that focuses on more volume than length but still performs well in both, then check this one out.
Let me know what you think in the comments.
What is your favourite mascara? 

The Perfect Contour Shade for Pale Skin

Monday, 14 September 2015

When it comes to contouring, the ideal contour shade really matters. There is no point trying to chisel out perfect cheek bones with a terracotta-orange powder that adds colour as opposed to shadows. I have scoured the likes of the internet and what feels like every beauty counter with the intention of finding the perfect contour shade for pale skin. Finally, I found one that works perfectly for my fair skin and has little attention in the blogging world. The MAC Baby Don't Go Pro Longwear Blush (£20.50) is a cool toned brown that is subtle on the skin but applies seamlessly, ensuring perfect and easy application. This cool beige shade can be applied to the hollows of the cheeks and subtly under the jawline to emphasise the contours of ones face adding depth, definition and desirable cheekbones. The formula of this powder blush is very sheer so will only create an effect on paler skin tones as I feel it will be appear much more ashy and grey on anyone deeper. The sheerness of the powder also prevents the likelihood of going overboard as the powder can be gradually built up to the desired colour, adding to the simplistic application of the product. If you would like to see photos of this blush in action, check out a recent MOTD of mine here.

Let me know what you think in the comments.
What is your favourite product for contouring? 

'Miss Kensington' by Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Collection

Monday, 7 September 2015

Okay, this has easily been one of my all time favourite collections from 2015. As soon as I saw the first initial promotions for this I knew I had to have it. Charlotte Tilbury is probably one of my all time favourite high end brands ever. Seriously, her cosmetics are all completely faultless when it comes to quality, shades and of course, that rose gold packaging! Yet, when you collaborate rose gold  metal with timeless, vintage photographs from Mr Parkinson himself, you have yourself something heavenly. Long story short, I basically bit the bullet and purchased the whole Miss Kensington collection because I seriously could not resist and felt it to be a pretty good deal at the time. I am not lying when I say I was slightly emotional when opening up that perfectly, packaged burgundy box decorated with a matching ribbon. The beauty inside seriously surpassed all expectations which I know sounds so ridiculous but seriously, I live for things like this. So for anyone that is interested in trying any of the products contained within this collection, keep on reading... 

First, is probably my most favourite product out of them all, the Dreamy Glow Highlighter Youth Illuminating Powder (£45). This is a beautiful, finely milled powder that adds a 'lit from within' glow to the skin with a subtle peachy, pearlescent sheen creating a radiant complexion. I love the safari vibes connoted by the outside of the packaging, which almost emphasises the warm, soft focus effect created by this miracle powder. I can seriously see myself getting a lot of use out of this all year round. Next is the Colour of Youth Healthy Happy Lip & Cheek Glow (£40), a beautiful pinched pink with a youthful sheen that adds a wash of a fresh, rose-hued glow to the cheeks. I apply this with a petit stippling blush to the apples of my cheeks and blend it out along my cheek bones to lift my face and emphasis the look of adolescents. The formula, though creamy, lasts all days and almost emphasises the natural flush of ones cheeks. The Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadows (£22) in Jean and Marie-Antoinette are beautiful additions to the collection and offer great base colours for any shadow looks. I love the soft gold hue of Jean and find the rose-gold shade of Marie-Antoinette, the perfect accomplice to many of my go-to eye looks. The formulas of these are ultra creamy and glide onto the eyes to give a subtle glow. The collection also comes armed with a beautiful chocolate brown liner in Barbarella Brown (£19) and the talked-about Full Fat Lash Mascara (£22), both of which pack a punch when it comes to colour and formula. Finally, the last product in the collection is the gorgeous Matte Revolution Lipstick in Miss Kensington (£23). This is a perfect pinky nude with an incredibly matte finish that lasts a long time but remaining comfortable as opposed to other matte lippys. I find this shade really emphasises the fullness of the lips and is a perfect everyday pink that justifies the steep price tag.

I hope you enjoyed a rundown of the gloriously, glamorous collection from Charlotte Tilbury. All of the products mentioned are available to purchase separately, so it isn't necessary to purchase the whole collection! Let me know what you think in the comments.
What product has caught your eye?

My Current Top 6 Products for Under £10

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

I have realised that the Nails and Teapots beauty blog can often get a little 'high end heavy' at times. Which, although admittedly I do often tend to splash the cash more when it comes to my make-up. There are a lot of gems on the high street that need to be shown a little more love. I have previously done a post like this before (here) which was very popular so again, I am going to give a rundown of my six favourites items from the high street that will not break the bank. 

First up, is the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Lovely Pink (£8.99) these entered the drugstore earlier this year and were a beauty blogger hype. They aesthetically appear similar to the Hourglass ambient lighting blushers, a Space NK favourite that costs about the same as all of the products mentioned in this post added together. Max Factor is probably one of my favourite high street brands as I often find their makeup is comparable with a lot of high end brands and isn't ridiculously expensive. Many a times I have found a mascara of theirs that has almost reached cult status. Their Creme Puff Blushers kill it in terms of quality, pigmentation and shade range. I feel there is a shade for everyone and all of which can be easily dusted onto the apples of the cheeks for a naturally flushed look. Each shade can be easily builded meaning it is difficult to overdo it and simple to manage. I have done a full review of a number of their shades which I will link here

Next, is the Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil in Hot Chocolate (£8) a product that is pretty much an identical dupe to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Whiz - a Sephora favourite. This product has been redesigned and previously had the brow pencil on one end and a tint on the other which although was nice, never really fitted well into my brow routine. So instead they replaced the tint with a spoolie brush which is perfect for styling the brow hairs before applying the product. I love it when brands listen to their buyers and this was definitely a case for that happening. The pencil is waxy but pigmented and applies easily with minimal pressure. The product lasts all day and the ultra-fine end allows for extra precision when aiming for that perfect brow. The only downside is the lack of shades that really only cater for blondes and brunettes. 

The Bourjois Velvet Rouge Edition Lipstick in Nude-ist (£8.99) is easily one of my most favourite lip products from the high street. It is the perfect 'your lips but better' shade that is super easy to apply with the handy doe-foot applicator. The formula is incredibly matte but is easily one of the least drying matte products that I have ever tried. Once applied this honestly feels like velvet on the lips, hence the name, making it one of my most comfortable matte lippy's. This shade is really opaque and lasts for hours so no drinking straw necessary. There are a variety of shades available in your local drugstore so do go check them out if you are after a marvellous, matte lip for day-to-day. 

The Rimmel Scandal Eyes Liners (£3.99) are some of the best eyeliners I have ever tried. I actually prefer to use their black liner over brands such as Urban Decay and MAC as I find the shade to be perfectly pigmented, easy to apply and most definitely stays all day. The shade I have been using  the most recently is Nude as I feel this is perfect to brighten up the eyes for a more Summer appropriate look. After each application I am always amazed about how much colour payoff this pencil gives without transferring. I seriously would happily never use another brand of liner again. 

I have raved about the Topshop beauty many times but I have seriously been loving the Topshop Lipstick in Nevada (£8) since their limited edition release of their most celebrated products from the past 5 years. Nevada is a perfect nude and reminds me a lot of MAC's Creme D'Nude but for almost half the price. The formula is ultra-creamy creating an opaque finish whilst feeling heavenly on the lips. I wore this pretty much everyday throughout the month of May and still love it now. It is one of those lip products that tends to always be in my bag ready for application. I have done a MOTD post where you can see me wearing this lipstick here

Finally, the L'oreal Colour Riche L'Ombre Pure Eyeshadow in Golden Nude (£5.49) is one of my all time favourite 'go-to' eyeshadows when I am looking for a simple make-up look that takes a matter of minutes. Each shade in this range has outstanding colour pay-off due to their pressed pigment formula. I own a number of the shades, some matte and some iridescent and I can personally vouch for the fact that they are seriously blend-able and pretty much the definition of a 'buttery' eyeshadow. These are some of those products that I would happily pay more for as they are that good in terms of quality and colour. If you are after an eyeshadow that you can wash all over the lids and go, then seriously check these out. 

I hope you enjoyed this post!
What are your favourite products for under £10? 

July Beauty Favourites

Friday, 7 August 2015

Another month is over and already we are in August. If I blink again, I am scared that it will suddenly be Christmas! July seemed to fly by and considering I spent the first half of it loving life in Toronto, Canada, I say it has been a pretty good month also. I made a lot of new discoveries beauty wise as I finally visited my first every Sephora and most likely spent a combined total of three hours raiding each stand, swatching highlighters and lusting over a million of their rollerball fragrances. Thank the heavens each product I purchased made it on the journey home back to England where they take front stage in my collection. The majority of the favourites pictured above were purchased in Canada but nevertheless, most of them are available to purchase in certain stores and online for any UK readers out there. 

First up, is a product from a brand that I haven't ever tried but has always caught my attention. The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured is a cream version of their renowned Opal pressed highlighter. The colour is a beautiful pale gold that gives a natural, glowy look to the skin without emphasising pores. The thing that I love the most about this product is the wear time. This lasts pretty much all day and doesn't eat away at your foundation leaving the base patchy, much like other similar cream highlighters. I apply this to the tops of my cheek bones and down the bridge of my nose using my ring finger and am always surprised about how beautiful it looks. The formula is easily bendable and looks far from cake-y. If you are after that instant J-Lo look, seriously track this down!

The Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushers are the best formulas of blush out there. Seriously, I would happily own all of these and never buy another blusher again. The product claims 12 hours of wear which is no lie. After application, that flush of colour is here to stay. I purchased a number of these from Sephora and already want to buy more. I have been wearing the shade Glisten throughout July and seriously cannot get enough of the perfect dusty-pink with a ever-so-slight shimmer dressing my cheeks. You can actually purchase a few of the shades from the UK QVC so I seriously recommend checking that out. I have got a blog post coming soon which focuses on my Tarte blush collection so watch this space. 

I have another fragrance favourite this month which I already regret not purchasing the larger size of. The Elizabeth and James Nirvana White fragrance was created by none ever than Mary-Kate and Ashley. I am not sure if I love it so much purely for that reason or wether it's because it has a perfect blend of musk and peony which are two of my favourite ingredients in scent. I love the sleek Gold and White packaging twinned with the easy rollerball applicator making it perfect for travel. Although the scent is heavy, I would happily wear this all year round and may have to make a cheeky online order for the biggest bottle they do and pay the ghastly oversea delivery charges, as honestly it is worth it. If you are heading to a Sephora soon, please pick this or the black version up as you really do need it in your life.

I have also been loving the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze, a brand that are always killing it in regards to their cheek products. I barely even looked at this product before purchasing it as I knew I would love it, just the same as their blushers and powders. The beautiful mix of highlighting powder and deep bronze is perfect for warming up the complexion and giving a subtle and healthy glow. Don't let the powder in the pan deceive you, it may look like their is barely any bronzer in there but trust me, this is seriously pigmented. The trick is to go in with a light hand and a large fluffy brush  and dust the product all over the high points of the face for the perfect bronzey-glow. The shade range is limited as there are only two to choose from but luckily this isn't too dark for my pale skin.

Finally, is a mascara that has potentially reached holy grail status. The Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara (weird, I know but I won't go on about it) is one of those products that has you hooked from the first use. I seriously could not get over how much length this gave me with serious volume. I have been using it everyday for the past month and it still continues to create long, black, thick lashes all day, everyday. The thing that I love the absolute most is that it does not shed in the slightest. I have had way too many love affairs with mascaras in the past that always end with me being fed up of having to remove little balls of black off my cheeks that just isn't worth the decent volume. If you are after a new mascara that will possibly change your life then please do give this a go.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my monthly favourites.
What has been a favourite product of yours from July?