Wednesday, 26 November 2014

My Beauty Wishlist | Christmas 2014

My Beauty Wishlist for Christmas...

Top L-R: Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set £65; Boutique Salon Soft Waves Hair Wand by Babyliss £40; Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Shadow Palette £29

Bottom L-R: B. Balenciaga perfume £47.50; Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush and Contour Palette Golden Sugar £6; Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set £65; SensatioNail gel Christmas colours soon-to-be-released usually £12.50

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I have been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Roxie from The Beautiful Bluebird so thank you Roxie!

The rules for the award are as follows:
1) Thank the blogger that nominated you and link to their blog
2) Include the award logo in your post
3) Answer the set of 10 questions they provide
4) Supply your own set of 10 questions
5) Nominate 10 other bloggers

So, here are my questions and answers...

1) What is the story behind your blog name? 
I'm a fairly new blogger and wanted to create a memorable name that relates to me too. I eventually decided on Blonde Beauty Blogs as I am blonde, mostly blog beauty-related posts and I'm a blogger! Sorry for a very boring first answer hehe...

2) What has been your favourite blog post to write? 
I think my favourite post to write so far has got to be my first shopping haul. I love being nosey and seeing what other girls purchase so I thought I would give an insight into my style and what I like buying. I loved writing about all my new clothes/products and got a good response too it.

3) Favourite quote? 
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different."

4) Your favourite Disney princess? 
Ooo, this is a hard one! I absolutely love love love Disney and I don't think there is one princess I don't adore. That being said, I think my favourite might just have to be Cinderella!

5) If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be? 

6) Your current favourite blog? 
I've been slacking on the whole bloggers-sphere lately but I love Emma's posts! 

7) What is your favourite beauty brand? 
My all time favourite beauty brand has got to be Rimmel!

8) What inspires your most to write? 
Anything and everything but mostly my passion for the beauty world!

9) What is your favourite beauty/hair product? 
My favourite beauty product is Rimmel's Stay Matte pressed powder in translucent. It's perfect for when I'm having a good skin day and don't need to wear foundation.

10) Describe yourself using only three words 
Girly, feisty, determined!

My 10 questions are:
1) Why did you decide to start blogging?
2) Who is your biggest inspiration? 
3) What is your favourite song and why?
4) What is your all time favourite beauty product?
5) What is the country you would most like to visit?
6) What is top of your Christmas list this year?
7) What is your favourite film?
8) What is your favourite high st brand?
9) If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?
10) What animal are you most like and why?

I nominate:

L'Oreal Paris Lipstick | Color Riche Collection Exclusive

If you know me you know that I am lipstick obsessed.

L'Oreal Paris have launched their new Color Riche Collection Exclusive in Nudes. The nude collection includes nudes by JLo, Julianne Moore, Freida Pinto, Doutzen Kroes, Eva Longoria and Liya. I decided to pick up JLo's Nude in Barely Greige. 

The first thing that attracted me to these lipsticks is the gorgeous black and gold packaging. I think it makes the product look so luxurious and high end. As I only have one nude lipstick in my collection at home I wasn't too sure on which shade to pick but in the end I decided to go for JLo's. 

JLo's Nude is the perfect 'my lips but better' shade for me as it is subtle but still makes a difference to my overall look. I have been wearing this lipstick everyday since I purchased it about two weeks ago. I am yet to try out any of the other nude shades from the collection as the Boots near where I live has very limited stock of these lipsticks however I would love to try the others. What nude lipsticks from this range would you suggest?

L'Oreal Paris have also launched a Color Riche Collection Exclusive in Reds which I am dying to try out as having bold, red lips is definitely one of my favourite looks. Blake Lively's shade seems like it would look great on pale, blonde girls so that is one of the shades that is on the top of my lipstick wishlist! 

I hope you enjoyed my short but sweet review on the new Color Riche Collection Exclusive Nude by JLo. I would love to know if you have tried out any of the shades from their new range and what ones you would recommend! 

Monday, 3 November 2014

My Top 5 Autumnal Lipsticks | Swatches

I'm one of those girls that is never afraid to experiment with different make up especially when it comes to lipsticks. I always love wearing in-your-face colours and can never get enough of reds and burgundy's. For those of you who are not so experimental Autumn and Winter is the perfect time to try out a more daring colour! Here are my top 5 Autumnal lipsticks...

1) Mac in Russian Red - this lipstick is one of my favourite reds ever ever ever! I'm really pale and super blonde so this colour definitely stands out on me. However, I think this colour will suit any skin tone and hair colour - its gorgeous! Russian Red is also a matte lipstick which is a huge plus for me as I feel I don't need to reapply as much or if at all during the day.

2) L'oréal Corlor Riche in No. 325 - Feeric Fuschia - I didn't actually purchase this lipstick as my Mum gave it to me to borrow for a party and said I could keep it! This is lipstick is red with such a gorgeous shimmer in it. Again, this lipstick doesn't need touching up at all throughout the day and stays on well. I think the shimmer makes it unwearable to just wear to the shops but this would look fab at a party or on Christmas Day!

3) GOSH Cosmetics in 154 - Burgundy - when I first saw this lipstick I wasn't too sure whether I would like it or not but *ohmygosh* love it! The lipstick glides on so smoothly and feels really moisturising to the lips as it has a more creamy texture. This is a great shade to take you from dawn to dusk. I can't fault it!

4) Nars in Afghan Red - This lipstick was my first ever Nars purchase and it is definitely one of my best! I would say this lipstick is more burgundy than red but either way its a gorgeous colour for this time of year. It has a smooth creamy texture and doesn't feel drying on the lips which is the last thing us girls want in the A/W months!

5) Mac in Rebel - I first saw this lipstick on a beauty blogger and the colour looked stunning! I was unsure whether it would suit me as she has a dark complexion with brunette hair however I still thought I would try it out. I love this colour - the purple tone of the lipstick doesn't show as strongly in the picture as it does in person but it is sooo lovely! This is such a great Autumnal colour and definitely stands out on pale skin too! The only thing I find strange about this lipstick is that it stains my lips after and it leaves my lips a pinky colour - very strange as even Russian Red doesn't do that!

Below are more swatches of my top 5 Autumnal lipsticks in order. The first is without the flash and the second is with the flash...

If you don't feel like plunging into the deep end of reds and burgundy's just yet you can always use a lipstick brush to build up colour on your lips. Another great Autumnal lip that I am loving at the moment is a brown smoky eye with a nude lip. Autumn isn't just for bright, bold lips but for playing up those gorgeous eyes too! 

Let me know what you think of my top Autumnal lipsticks and what your go-to-look for the Autumnal months is in the comments below! I'm always keen to try out new brands and products!