Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 521 Rose Cache

Good Morning Beauties!

Today I want to wow you with one of the most prettiest nail polishes ever! It's my all new firm favourite, and it's the perfect shade to rock all year!

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 521 Rose Cache

Now I was particularly drawn to this Chanel Nail Colour when I saw it, probably because it was pink and I'm a girl! But it's such a beautiful shade of pink. It's called Rose Cache and it's shade number 521. It's more of a duskier pink which I would describe as a mixture of nude and rose pink. 

I applied two coats of this polish, and whilst it's sheer to some extent, two coats definitely covers and does the trick. Two coats left me with beautifully covered nails and a lovely smooth finish. 

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 521 Rose Cache

I know this product may not look the most unusual or unique colour but I've never found a nail polish which can offer that perfect natural/neutral/pink combination. I think that's what would make it a perfect nail colour for so many occasions, whether it be a work nail, night out nail, shopping day nail or even a wedding nail. 
It's definitely a great long lasting formula, after 4 days on my nails there's been no sign of chipping and that lovely finishing sheen is still there!

After so many years I think I've found my new go to nail! What are your favourite every day nail polishes of all time?

L x

Monday, 29 September 2014

Black Shoes Haul!

Good Day Buttercups!

Now I'm sure you've all heard that saying about waiting for a bus and then two come along at once! Well I'm pretty sure that applies to black shoes too! When I find a pair of comfy black shoes I pretty much wear them to death and then when we're forced to part ways the conquest to find a new pair begins!
I have teeny tiny feet and little heels which means I walk out of soooo many shoes! So finding that perfect black shoe can prove quite troublesome!

Or another difficulty I have is that when I finally find a shoe which fits they haven't got it in my size in black! 
So the black shoe saga continues until I find that perfect pair. Would you imagine my surprise when I actually came across TWO pairs of black shoes, which 1. I liked and 2. that fitted.
It was like a black shoe dream come true. So in true shopaholic style, both came home with me!

And I think they were bargains! Actually they WERE bargains! 

Shoes Number One:

My ZARA babies! Now these are deceivingly comfy and soft, there's a lot of cushioning in there to keep your little tootsies all padded. At only €22.95 they are such great quality!

Shoe Number Two:

These are the ultimate bargain at £14! They're from George at Asda. Now I don't normally venture to Asda but I've seen some bargains milling about, so I picked these up and a clothing item. Let me just say they are on the ball right now, so I'll definitely be popping back for some more bargains!

The shoes in action:

Top: Asda
Bottom: ZARA

Hope you enjoyed my first shoe post ever and please let me know your shoe hearts!

L x


Saturday, 27 September 2014

Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner

Happy Weekend Lovelies!

It would appear that there's been quite a bit of skincare loving happening on the blog this week and it's set to continue today as this post is also skincare orientated! We should never underestimate the power of a good skincare routine as looking after your skin is very very important. You only get one skin so make sure you treat it well!

Now today I have the Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner. This is most definitely my favourite toner ever. I find you have to be quite careful with toners because some of them can aggravate and irritate your skin and actually end up causing more harm. However this Elemis toner is the most gentle and soothing toner I have ever used. I don't use it every day but when I feel like my skin needs a little TLC and extra loving boost. This toner helps to rehydrate your skin as well as allowing for your chosen moisturiser to be absorbed better. You just apply it after you have cleansed, by dabbing it on cotton wool. It's a quick and easy step which can have such a great effect on your whole complexion. 

I love the scent of this product, it's obviously apricot scented but it's just so so refreshing when applied. It will leave your skin looking fresh and radiant pretty much every time!

If you're ever debating which toner to buy, go for this Elemis one because it is truly amazing!

Have you ever tried this toner?

L x 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Ole Henriksen truth creme advanced hydration moisturizer

Good day beautifuls!

Today I want to share with you my favourite moisturiser of the moment. Just as much as I love the Ole Henriksen clean truth cleansing cloths, I also love his range of skincare products. The majority of the products which I own from there are in fact orange! I know that's probably a bit of a pointless fact for you all, but the orange range does in fact represent their brightening range. And anything that brightens and tightens your skin needs praising! 

So my favourite moisturizer right now is the Ole Henriksen truth creme advanced hydration moisturizer (the orange pot! haha!). The advice is to apply this both at AM and PM, so that is exactly what I do. The moisturizer claims to brighten and heal your skin whilst creating a radiant glow. This is because the thick formula is infused with Vitamin C.

And why do I love this moisturizer so much?

Well because it literally ticks off every claim it makes. It is incredibly moisturising, it feels so thick and luxurious when you apply it. You can literally feel that you're using a great quality product from the way it spreads and stays on your face. I absolutely loved the fact that even just after its first use I was able to see a difference. It really locks in that moisture and the best bit is that it does brighten my complexion. My skin looks radiant and glowing (even when I'm not on the inside!). It's perfection in a pot! 

The scent is lovely too, it's in fact just like the orange and vanilla combination the wipes are scented with. I've been using this moisturizer daily since May and I still have quite a lot left in the pot, so it's incredibly long lasting.

I really urge you to try this miracle moisturizer if you get a chance, because it really is that good!

Have you ever tried this moisturizer or any other Ole Henriksen products?

L x 


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo Aussome Volume

Well Hello there!

Today is all about hair. I'm a bit of a hair fanatic, and my second home could easily be described as the hair salon. So when I see new hair products to test out, I definitely can't wait!

Today is the Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo, Aussome Volume. It aims to give you a big-time root-lift. Pretty big claims for a dry shampoo so I got pretty excited because who doesn't love a bit of volume!

Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo Aussome Volume

I must admit I absolutely love the shampoo and conditioner ranges from Aussie hair care. Whenever I walk past them I can't resist having a little sniff. I think it's because I can always smell a kind of bubblegum scent! Anyone else feel this?

This dry shampoo though smells more floral, it's not too overpowering like some of its dry shampoo competitors from Batiste therefore its freshness makes it the perfect scent for a dry shampoo. 

Overall it's pretty good, It does add a little extra volume and once sprayed feels pretty light. This is great because it means no chalky white bits floating in your hair and it's not sticky like some dry shampoos can be, so that's always a huge thumbs up. The annoying thing though is I think mine had a dodgy spray mechanism, because the next time I went to use it more than half of it had leaked and exploded in the safety cap. So beware and avoid the ones with dodgy spray pumps! 

I think I'd like to try one of the other dry shampoos from their range, like the one aimed for coloured hair, because my hair is nearing the time to be coloured again!

Have you tried any Aussie dry shampoos?

L x 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Coconut Water Face Mask

Good day Lovelies!

I'm honestly having trouble to get over the fact that there's one week left of September! Where has this month gone?

I've recently done a little bit of travelling and whilst I had a lovely time, my skin's feeling in a little bit of a state. Hot sunny weather mixed with plane journeys has definitely dried out my poor dehydrated skin. So I knew I needed a skin saviour to make my face perky once more. When I saw this Coconut Face Mask in H&M I couldn't resist it. Something about the coconut scent reminds me of holidays and beaches (probably because it smells like my favourite suncream!). What's best is that it contains coconut and shea butter and is a moisture mask which claims to cleanse and moisturise your face.

So in my puffy eyed state I applied a bit of my favourite Caudalie grape water and patted it dry. I always do this with any face mask as I find it helps my face masks apply easier. 
Then I applied the creamy white mask which glided on so easily and smelt fantastic. This mask is meant to stay on for 10-15mins whilst you can just relax. 

Whilst waiting, I did wonder how well a 99p mask from H&M would fare. It began to dry on my face, like my face was absorbing the mask, so I stayed with it and once the time was up I washed it off.

Well the verdict! This mask was actually pretty good. My face felt really fresh and glowy. It's definitely refreshed my complexion, leaving it full of moisture and soft to touch. It looks a million times better and the scent was just too yummy for words.
I highly recommend this, if you're after a fun little face mask which will actually work. It's great value and you could easily get two uses from the packet.
I can't wait to try their other flavours in their face mask range!

Have you tried H&M's face masks?

L x

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunday Snaps

Happy Sunday Lovelies!

I thought I'd do a different kind of post today! I've been really enjoying using Instagram lately, so I thought I'd share some photos from my account and a few added extras! I really enjoy looking at lots of pretty pictures and finding new accounts to follow, so I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoy taking them!

If you fancy seeing some more, my account is: instagram.com/luci_lheart

Feel free to leave me some links too!

Top Row (left to right)
1. I've recently just got back from 3 weeks in Portugal where I visited a few different areas. This photo was of my pool in Cascais. I absolutely loved how chilled and relaxing it was there. Definitely so peaceful.
2. This was in the Algarve. New pool love, so inviting!
3. I visited an outdoor place where they had some amazing sand sculptures. The most in the world apparently! This one's of Hello Kitty but they had loads including Broadway, Vogue, Snoopy, Frozen... the list goes on! They even had Noddy (my inner child was extremely happy!) 

Middle Row
4. Caves caves caves. I definitely developed a new obsession with caves. My camera is full of cave pictures. This is of Benagil Cave, it was so breathtaking and pretty. Little private beaches inside. 
5. This is a picture from the boat ride I went on. It took us inside of the caves which for a new cave fanatic was incredible. 
6. Seeing the caves from above. It really takes your breath away!

Bottom Row
7. Sunsets. Another obsession of mine! Nothing beats watching the sun go down. There's something so peaceful about it, reflecting on your day and then knowing that with the sunrise the next day, a whole new day begins full of opportunities.
8. What trip would be complete without a few visits to the Spa!
9. Now I'm back, I couldn't wait to catch up with an English magazine and paint my nails with a pretty Chanel polish.

L x


Friday, 19 September 2014

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Envious 340

Happy Friday Lovelies!

Have I got a little treat for you today! And when I say little treat, I literally mean little.
Today is all about a new lipstick, and not just a normal sized lipstick but a cute dinky mini lipstick.
It's the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in the shade Envious 340. 

At first when I first saw it, I wasn't too taken, but then as lipsticks are kind of my weaknesses I caved and this lipstick ending up coming home with me!

And I am so glad that it did. Everything about it is phenomenal. It's normally pretty difficult to lure me away from my beloved MAC and Tom Ford lipsticks, but this little lipstick certainly packs a punch.

The colour is so rich and intense, a beautiful red with orange tones. It's definitely vibrant but doesn't look overwhelming or overpowering when applied. The formula means that it's incredibly volumising on your lips, which makes them look so full and juicy! The texture is very moisturising which is so nourishing on your lips due to its creamy texture. I'm absolutely surprised that I was so hesitant and that I didn't purchase this sooner!

One last thing which I adore is its size. Although I can easily lose things, this lipstick is so clutch friendly, which is great when you want a pop of colour and don't want to lug around a big lipstick. Plus as it's a small version, you pay a small price for such great quality. This little lipstick was only €5. A small price to pay for perfection.

This lipstick gets a massive thumbs up and I really recommend you give it a try if you ever get the chance to.

Have you ever tried this lipstick?

L x


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé

Happy Wednesday Lovelies!

I hope you're having a great week so far. I have a super treat for you this week!

I recently had a little moment on the Space NK website, where my finger somehow hit the purchase button. I'm sure we've all had these kind of purchases!

One of the products which came in my package, was the Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé in the shade Lychee/Opal. 
The name of this product itself is just such a winner.

It's a whipped cheek soufflé which is buildable to achieve your desired cheek colour! This particular shade is a mixture pink, coral and gold, it just looks so beautiful. The swirls in the product remind me of those swirls you find in a marble cake, obviously not quite the same colour but pretty perfect anyway!

Once applied it is pretty subtle but adds a lovely healthy glow especially when the light catches it. It adds a frosted and illuminated look to your face, and you can keep on adding to achieve your desired pop of colour. What I find pretty amazing about this product, is that it lasts a super long time. So a little bit will really last a long time and there's no need for reapplication.

The only downside is that it is £22, which is pretty expensive, but the product is set to last a long time so I definitely feel it's worth the price tag!

Have you tried any of the Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflés?

L x


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

New loves (found by being forgetful!)

Happy Tuesday Lovelies!

I hope you've got a fun filled week ahead. 

I've been out in Portugal for the last few weeks having a great time. During my time here, I've realised I've left a few essentials behind and I've had to make a few purchases to replace them!

One main belonging which I stupidly forgot was my sunglasses. As it's pretty sunny everyday, they're kind of essential!

So due to my ditziness, I actually had a purpose to go shopping! (my internal shopaholic was extremely happy!).

Of course I ended up buying a lot more, but I thought I'd share with you a few of my replacements.

First up is these sunglasses from Zara. I just wanted a pair to tide me over for this trip, so I felt these quirky ones were pretty great. I have quite a small face, and can easily get swamped by big frames so these definitely do the trick (even though they're still slightly on the large side for me!)

They even came with a lovely case (perfect for us clumsy ones too!)

Horror also struck when I realised I forgot my concealer. I decided to branch out of my concealer comfort zone and try a new one. So here is the Kiko Skin Evolution Concealer. 
At €5.90, I thought it was reasonably priced. It gives great coverage, feels light when applied and leaves a natural finish and actually feels quite nourishing. I'm seriously impressed by it!

Lastly I forgot some nail care bits. So I picked up these nail files in Sephora. As they're bright orange, I knew they would be harder to lose (forgetful friendly!). I haven't used these yet, but I'm sure they'll live up to Sephora's top standard.

Have you found any new loves whilst being forgetful?

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Sephora Kiss Me Balm in Strawberry Fizz

Hello Lovelies!

Today I have a special mid week treat for you! I've been after one of these little gems since I saw them on the Sephora website! I knew it had to join my ever growing makeup collection.

This is the Sephora kiss me balm in the Strawberry Fizz flavour. Its cuteness totally blew me away! As an addict to the eos lip balms, I definitely had high expectations for this balm.
This kiss me balm claims to add moisture to your lips for 4 hours due to its lovely creaminess. Plus as I chose the strawberry shade, this balm adds a pop of strawberry colour and flavour! Mmm

This balm is amazing! It's so hydrating and the colour it adds is surprising. It adds a real burst of pink, which means you could just use this in place of lipstick. I must admit I thought it may be one of those balms which once applied would last for a tiny bit and then disappear, but I actually think that this balm tops the eos balms. As I own and love basically the whole eos collection, that's a pretty strong statement to make!

I fear that I've developed a little addiction to these egg shaped kiss me balms, now excuse me while I have to storm to Sephora and buy every shade! Uh oh!

Have you tried these kiss me balms?

L x


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

MAC Pervette

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you're having a great week so far. I feel like it's time for another lipstick to make an appearance.

So the lipstick pick of the day is MAC Pervette. This is a glaze finish lipstick and it's pretty unusual. It's a combination of pink and purple all added together with a sprinkle of shimmer. 

It's not an overpowering lipstick by any means, but you can definitely see it's there. It feels light to wear and what I love is that once applied, the colour changes when it catches the light. It's pretty much 2 lipsticks in one! 

As it's so easy to wear, I reckon it would suit all different skin tones. It's light and fresh and perfect if you're still clinging onto summer (like me!)

Have you tried this shade before?

L x
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