Monday 2 June 2014

Monthly Favourites May 2014 ♥

Hey everyone! xoxo

Before I even start I can't believe that its monthly favourites time again, it was only a few posts back I uploaded my 'Monthly Favourites April 2014'. I can't believe how quick this year is going and summer is finally here! So with that being said lets get into the things I have been loving during the last official month of spring!


Carmex - Original 

After running out of my all time favourite drugstore lip balm the 'Soap & Glory A Great Kisser Lip Balm' in 'Juicy Peach', I thought it was about time I tried something new. Well this product is definitely an old school favourite with its ultra moisturising technology and long lasting hydration I thought I'd invest in the good old Carmex pot and I have definitely re discovered an old flame with this one!

Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray 

This next product I've really been loving for the month of May. I've been on the hunt for one of these water sprays for quite a while now and finally decided to get this one by 'Avene'. I got this as I tend to get quite red, irritated skin on my face due to my breakouts and I just needed something that would sooth my face as well as freshening up my complexion. This has been a winner so far! 


Lee Stafford Hair Growth Shampoo

I have been really enjoying this shampoo for the month of May. Now this was quite a late purchase in May but for the time I've had it, I've really been liking it. I'm not as fond of the scent, but I love how it gives my hair and scalp that clean feeling and how fresh it makes my entire head feel. I haven't used it long enough to notice any lengthening or growth in my hair, but I will definitely keep you guys posted on that one, but as of now I can already see and feel how healthy my hair is from using this shampoo. 

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Conditioner 

Like the shampoo I've really been loving this conditioner, again I'm not crazy about the scent, but I love how even the conditioner continues to clean my hair, I love when I get out of the shower how light my hair feels, like it has been de clogged and revitalised. 

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment 

I just had to get this to go along with both the shampoo and conditioner from the Lee Stafford range and plus they were having a cheeky 3 for 2 sale at my drugstore so I just couldn't say no. I love how clear and clean this makes your scalp, literally from root to tip this product makes your hair feel so much more healthy. This also had a slight tingling feel to it so you can definitely feel it working itself in to your roots and this product continues to work as it is a leave in treatment. 

Tangle Teezer - Original 

I cannot get enough use out of this brush. I got this a while back now and I have just been loving it! The 'Tangle Teezer' has been around for so many years now and I remember wanting one when they first came out but just never got around to getting my hands on one, and after browsing around my local drugstore I caved and just had to have it after all these years of waiting for no reason, and this is one of the best purchases I have ever made. I love how this brush just glides effortlessly through every single strand of hair, you feel nothing when you're brushing your care, it literally combs through so sufficiently and adds a beautiful shine to the hair, just a phenomenal brush and I just can't get enough, I will definitely be brushing my hair 100 times with this beauty!  

That is all my favourites for the month of May you guys! I cannot believe Spring is over, those three months have just flown by and now we are in the early stages of Summer! I hope you guys enjoyed taking a look into the few products I have been loving this past month and I hope you all have a beautiful start to your Summer!

Thank you for reading 

Vintage Beauty


Monday 19 May 2014

My Radiant Orchid Makeup Picks ♥

Hey beauties! xoxo

With Pantone's Colour Of The Year being 'Radiant Orchid', I thought what better way to include this gorgeous colour into one of my blog post other than a makeup look? So that's what I will be doing in today's post, giving you guys some of my suggestions and top picks to get that touch of purple in your makeup routine.


Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow - Ultra Violet

If you're going for this trend on your eyes, I would recommend checking out this Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in 'Ultra Violet' this vibrant shade can be used as an all over lid colour, crease colour or as an eyeliner for an intense burst of colour. This is sure to make any eye colour pop!

Maybelline Color Tattoo - Endless Purple

For another eyeshadow choice which can be used instead of powder eyeshadow or even as an eyeshadow base, I've chosen the 'Maybelline Color Tattoo' in 'Endless Purple'.

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner - Asphyxia

For a brighter water line I have picked the 'Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liner' in the shade 'Asphyxia'. This is perfect if you just want to interpret a subtle yet pop of this years colour trend.

LA Colors 5 Metallic Eyeshadow Palette - Lollipop

When I came across this gorgeous palette I just knew I had to include in 'My Radiant Orchid Makeup Picks'. This beautiful palette contains a range of different purple and pink hues and are spot on for this colour trend. A must have for any makeup lover in my opinion!


Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - Wild Orchid

I bet you can't guess why I chose this lipstick to be in my top picks for this trend? With a name like that I just couldn't pass it up and just knew I had to include this lipstick in this post. This pearlescent pinky purple hue is just perfect for this trend and bang on this season!

OCC Lip Tar - Hoochie

For a lip stain I definitely recommend the 'OCC Lip Tar' in 'Hoochie'. This gorgeous, vibrant shade will turn heads with its ultra pigmentation and silky smooth texture, you can't get any more radiant that this. 

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm - Whimsical 

If you're going for a subtle yet buildable lip colour I would opt for the 'Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm' in 'Whimsical' this stunning pinky, purple shade is superb and ties in extremely well with the radiant orchid trend.


Benefit Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain - Lollitint 

For the cheeks this would have to be one of the easiest decisions for me. I chose 'Lollitint' by 'Benefit Cosmetics' as this tiny little bottle acts as both a cheek stain or lip tint and is the perfect orchid shade! This can be applied as subtle or as heavy as desired and will add an instant pop of radiance and colour to the cheeks or lips. 

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush - Orchid Hush

For a cream blush pick, I went for the 'Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush' in 'Orchid Hush' this pink blush with subtle purple hues will add the perfect amount of subtle yet detectable colour to the cheeks. 

Benefit Box O' Powder Blush - Hervana

For a powder blush I had to go for Hervana, this beautiful rose and berry coloured blush is just the perfect pick for this trend and can be layered over a cheek tint or cream blush or worn on its own for a glowing complexion.


Essie - The Girls Are Out

I fell head over heals for this shade by Essie and just knew I had to include it in today's blog post. This gorgeous slightly shimmery pinky, purple varnish is just perfection in a bottle and if you want something radiant orchid I would highly recommend this as my top choice.  

Zoya Nail Polish - Roxy

If you're going for a radiant orchid accent nail, 'Roxy' by 'Zoya' is your best bet. This berry pink/purple glitter is an absolute must have for all you nail addicts out there!

So there you have it guys, my own makeup picks for the colour of the year. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I hope this gave you some more ideas on how to wear 2014's colour.

Thank you for reading

Vintage Beauty 

Monday 12 May 2014

Real Techniques Blush Brush Review ♥

Hey guys! xoxo

In today's post I will be sharing my views and opinions on the 'Real Techniques Blush Brush'. I've been using this brush for just under a year now and I thought it was about time to write up a review.

Appearance: First of all I'd just like to say how much I love the look of this brush. I love how sleek the whole brush looks from the metallic pink handle write up to the ombre black and white bristles. This blush brush looks beautiful stored with my other brushes as it gives my vanity a pop of colour. I love how the bottom of this brush is flat so you can stand it up on your counter/vanity. 
Performance: This brush performs well as it deposits just the right amount of product onto the cheeks. I do like this however when using a blush with less pigment I would prefer a different brush as I want to be able to pick enough product up on my brush and then apply it onto my face without having to swirl my brush in the product several times. For highly pigmented blushes this is a superb brush. 

Texture: Starting off with the bristles, the bristles on the 'Real Techniques Blush Brush' are ultra soft and gentle on the skin, they don't scratch or tug on the complexion and still feel silky smooth after washing/ cleaning of the brush. Next the handle has superb grip, the black bottom makes application easy as you can have total control on how you apply your products without have a slippery or unsteady grip. 

Quality: I think this brush and all of the 'Real Techniques Brushes' are of great quality. Not only are they of great value but certain ones are better than high end brushes! There is no fall out from the bristles. They are very sturdy and well made. Overall I love this brush as they do exactly what they claim to do!

I hope you all enjoyed reading my views on the 'Real Techniques Blush Brush' and I hope this has helped you if you're thinking about purchasing this brush and wanted some in depth information on how well it preforms. 

Thank you for reading

Vintage Beauty 

Monday 5 May 2014

Monthly Favourites April 2014 ♥

Hey dolls! xoxo

Oh yes, you guessed it! In today's post I will be sharing with you all the things I've been loving for the Month of April. Gosh hasn't this month gone quick? It was only four posts ago I uploaded my 'Monthly Favourites March 2014'. I've really enjoyed the month of April as I've been trying and testing out quite a few new products and really enjoying the results! With that being said here are my favourites for April 2014.


Bourjois Flower Perfection Primer

The first love of mine this month would definitely have to be this primer by Bourjois. Guys, I think I have found my one true love in the primer world! I love how this comes in a cute little pink pot and the texture is so luxurious and as it does not contain silicones I knew this was the one for me. This primer glides on so smoothly and effortlessly and creates a flawless canvas for your makeup, I love how airbrushed this primer makes my complexion.   

Collection 2000 Blush - Trouble

Another makeup item I've really been enjoying this month is the 'Collection 2000 Blush' in 'Trouble'. Now having been a fan of their other blush in 'Bashful' I thought to give 'Trouble' a shot, and I love how this blush adds a radiant effect to the cheeks. This combines a blush and highlight in one so you can skip highlighter as this blush provides that beautiful sheen as well as incredible pigmentation to the cheeks. 

Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow - Walking On Eggshells 

This next product I just can't get enough of. I started using this around Easter time and have continued using it since. I absolutely love the three colours and think they are the perfect everyday shimmery neutrals that will really compliment any eye colour.  

Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder 

After rediscovering this hid away in my makeup collection I decided to dig it out around Easter as I thought it to be the perfect bronzer to use this spring. I love how this looks, it doesn't make your complexion muddy or orange it just adds the perfect bronzed glow to the cheeks. 

Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer 

At first I started using this primer again just to finish it up, but after using it on a regular basis this month I've really fallen back in love with it. For such an inexpensive price and high performance you just can't go wrong. I find this primer helps to keep my eyeshadow from creasing, looking vibrant and staying put. It's definitely worth a try. 

Barry M Bronzer Brush

I have been loving this brush by Barry M this month. Although it states its a bronzer brush I have been using it as a powder brush to set my foundation in place. I wouldn't class this as my 'holy grail' powder brush, but for the price I do think its definitely worth a try. I've always been one to try different techniques when apply any sort of makeup and have been going in between different brushes and sponges to set my foundation in place for many years and currently I have been enjoying using this one!

Foundation Sponge 

This next item is basically a dupe for the 'Beauty Blender'. I have had this sponge tucked away in its little package for many months now and at the start of April I decided to get it out and give it a whirl and I have been loving it! I love the flawless finish this sponge gives to my complexion. It's so quick and applies liquid foundation effortlessly, helping products to blend into the skin seamlessly. 


Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Breeze Shower Gel

After being a huge fan of their 'Coconut Lime Breeze Body Lotion', I just knew I had to try their shower gel in the same scent and I have been loving it! Now unfortunately I have not been able to use my own picture as I have used the shower gel all up this month because it's just so good! This highly scented, nourishing shower gel is a real treat which creates a superb luxurious lather and is so thick and creamy a real pamper every time you shower.

Primark Hand Sanitisers 

Now being a huge fan of personal hygiene (haha) I just knew I had to these at the checkout of Primark! These are just so handy and smell gorgeous perfect to just throw in your handbag or keep on your desk as a quick freshen up and germ killer for your hands! You can never be caught short with these beauties!

So there you have it! All the things I have been loving for the month of April. I hope this helped you guys see the products I've been using and what I've been lusting over in the last month. I hope you all had a fantastic April and a great Easter and I hope this following month brings you even more happiness.

Thank you for reading

Vintage Beauty 

Monday 28 April 2014

Spring Makeup Must Haves 2014 ♥

Hey loves! xoxo

In today's post I will be letting you lovely lot in on my 'Spring Makeup Must Haves 2014'. These will range from lipstick to blush, nail varnish to mascara. I will be giving you the low down on the products you just can't miss this spring!

Essie Nail Color - Bikini So Teeny 

With blue being one of the top colours for spring, I just had to include this iconic Essie nail varnish in my 'Spring Makeup Must Haves 2014'. This beautiful cornflower blue shade is an absolute must for any girl hitting the town this season as it just screams spring with its fresh and uplifting colour what more could you ask for this spring?

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil - Electric

Fancy a pop of colour on your water line this spring? Then why not try these fabulous, long lasting colours from Urban Decay? A must have for this spring would definitely have to be 'Electric' as this colour adds that fresh, bright, wide awake look to the eyes.

Too Faced Sweethearts Blush - Candy Glow

For a luscious peachy pink flush, why not opt for one of these beautiful sweetheart blushes from 'Too Faced'? To get that gorgeous glow this season try the shade 'Candy Glow' as this offers the perfect mix between a peach and a pink and will add an iridescent sheen to the cheeks. 

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette 

Of course I had to include the 'Naked 3 Palette' from 'Urban Decay'. This palette comes in a range of different shimmery, satin and matte shades perfect for spring and as you can tell there is a definite rose gold theme here. Just wonderful for creating day and night time looks this season. 

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick - Shocking Coral

Another way to put a spring in your step this season is with a pop of colour on your lips. These ultra vibrant and super moisturising lipsticks from Maybelline are a definite must for your makeup collection this spring. Brighten up your look and be bold with a range of their super shocking shades. 

Clinique Cheek Pop - Peach Pop

Another cheeky must have would have to be this new 'Clinique Cheek Pop' in the shade 'Peach Pop'. This beautiful pressed blush just screams spring with not only its gorgeous design but its ultra peachy colour and fantastic pigmentation, get glowing with this gorgeous orange hue this spring.

NYX Butter Gloss - Peaches and Cream

These lip glosses by NYX are just brilliant for any look this spring, they are just so effortless yet look gorgeous on the lips adding a hint of colour and an amazing shine. Not only do they smell delicious but they give off a gorgeous colour and with a range of different orange, peach and pink shades you'll be spoilt for choice this spring. I chose 'Peaches and Cream' as my spring must have as its just a beautiful peachy pink shade and is so suitable for this season!

Benefit Cosmetics - Lollitint 

This versatile beauty is another one of my absolute must haves as this little pot goes such a long way and can be used on the cheeks and lips adding a beautiful orchid glow, so suitable this season!

Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara - Black

An essential this spring would definitely have to be a waterproof mascara and my chosen one would have to be the 'Maybelline Falsies Mascara' in 'Black' as I find that this one works great at curling my lashes and adding that essential bit of lift and volume and as its waterproof it ensures that there will be no smudging what so ever!

Tarte Cheek Stain - Blissful 

And last but not least in another cheek must have! These new 'Tarte Cheek Stains' are perfect for Spring 2014 this shade 'Blissful' is a beautiful warm peach shade that will add a delicate glow and a brightening effect to your cheeks, perfect for the warmer weather!

I hope you guys enjoyed reading into my 'Spring Makeup Must Haves 2014' and hopefully gained some inspiration into what's hot and on trend this season!

Thank you for reading 

Vintage Beauty 

Monday 14 April 2014

Easter Makeup Look ♥

Hey lovelies! xoxo

Oh yes, that time of year is approaching us! Where we can eat as much chocolate as our hearts desire and not feel guilty about it. You got it, its Easter! I love the Easter celebrations with all the beautiful looking chocolate eggs, the Sunday diner and the family get together, nothing beats it. In today's post I'll be sharing my 'Easter Makeup Look' with you, from eyeshadow to lipstick, blush to bronzer I'll be giving you the inside scoop on one of my makeup ideas for Easter. 

Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow - Walking On Eggshells

How suitable is this eyeshadow trio for Easter? The name just says it all and its beautifully selected shimmery neutral tones are just perfect for spring. This will be a definite go to for me on Easter Sunday.  

Models Own Speckled Eggs Nail Paint - Dove Pink 

Another no brainer for me was this nail varnish by 'Models Own' in the colour 'Dove Pink'. When these released I just knew I had to get my hands on them for Easter. Not only are they perfect for spring with their pastel hues but the speckled texture in the polish looks exactly like an egg! So cute and perfect for this season.

NYX Butter Gloss - Vanilla Cream Pie

Now I don't know about you guys but for me on Easter Sunday I want something light on my lips because if we're going to be indulging on all that chocolate we don't want our lipstick to smear all over the place right? I've opted to go for on of the gorgeous and well known 'NYX Butter Glosses' in the shade 'Vanilla Cream Pie'. Again I think this colour and many others from their butter gloss line are just perfect for springtime as they add a subtle pop of glossy colour to the lips and are easy to wear without the worry of sliding and gliding all over the lips. 

Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder 

Another Easter appropriate product I'll be reaching for this spring is this bronzer by 'Bourjois'. It looks like chocolate and smells like chocolate so how perfect is this for Easter? While your eating all that chocolate you can be wearing it too! This bronzer gives a lovely glow to the cheeks, its not matte but its not shimmery it just has a very delicate sheen to it perfect for bronzing up the complexion. 

NYX Cream Blush - Natural 

This season I've been using more cream based products and one of them has been this 'NYX Cream Blush' in 'Natural' and I will continue to use this blush over the Easter period as I feel it adds a beautiful youthful and radiant pop of colour to the cheeks, adding freshness to the complexion. I've chosen this shade to go with my Easter makeup look as I feel it will pair nicely with the gloss and complement the eyeshadow colours I have chosen to use. 

So there you have it beauties my 'Easter Makeup Look' the products shown above are ones I have chosen to wear for Easter. I haven't included the standard products such as foundation, powder etc as I feel this will pretty much stay the same in my Easter makeup routine. I hope you all have a lovely Easter and if you don't celebrate it I hope you have a relaxing holiday!

Thank you for reading 

Vintage Beauty