Beauty Products Worth The Splurge

Monday, 26 September 2016


Hello Lovelies!

In todays post I thought I would share with you beauty products I think are worth the splurge, although I might not have any Chanel etc but I do have a fair few high end products some are worth the splurge and some not so much.


 Mac Lipsticks
Although £15.50 isn't a huge amount of money, for a lipstick it is but MAC ones are so worth it. They are by far my favourite brand of lipsticks they are so comfortable and long wearing and to top it off they smell really nice too!




Liz Earle - Gentle Exfoliator
I'm sure this is of no surprise as I have spoke about this product several times before. This products is literally a gift form the gods! I love that the exfoliating beads in this product aren't too course on the skin which gently removes all of the sea skin cells without hurting my skin. Since using this product my skin has been so much better and I can really tell when I haven't used it for a while! Definitely worth £15.75



Urban Decay - Naked Palettes
Urban Decay have some of the most beautiful eyeshadow palettes ever! I love all the Naked palettes so much, but my all time favourite is the Naked 3 though! I find the urban decay eyeshadows are so pigmented and blend like a dream, the variation in the palettes allow you to create so many amazing looks which for me makes £38 so worth it.


Origins - Active Charcoal Mask
Similar to the Liz Earle gentle exfoliator since using the origins mask I have noticed huge improvements to my skin. I ave always had big pores but this product reduces the size of my pores. I like to use this mask at lease 1-2 times a week as I feel thats when I see the best results.  I will always repurchase this product as it is so amazing, charcoal masks have always worked really well for my skin but this one is a while different level of amazing. To me £23 is nothing compared to having year skin, you don't need to use a huge amount of this product either so it does last really well which is a bonus.


Chanel - Coco Mademoiselle 
Chanel fragrances are incredibly stunning, although they are very expensive they are for sure worth it! This particular Chanel fragrance smells so warm, sweet and feminine which lasts all day. I have several cheaper perfumes and they don't last half as long as my Chanel ones which means they run out a lot quicker, so technically spending £68 on this perfume will save you money!

What products do you think are worth the splurge?



Shadow Switch | A dry brush cleaner

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Hello Lovelies,

Todays post I am going to be reviewing a product which was kindly sent to me by Beauty Essentials, this products is called 'Shadow Switch' it is a dry brush cleaner, I know right what?!


This product is literally every beauty addicts dream, I know I personally have a handful of favourite brushes I like to use for different shades when creating a makeup look. I know there are spot cleaners which essentially do the exact same thing but I find they leave my makeup brushes feeling damp which seems to affect how my shadow applies. 

However this amazing little beauty is a DRY, yes you read right a dry makeup brush cleaner which can be used to clean your brushes if you want to 'switch' colours. Not only is this an amazing product it's also super easy to use, all you need to do is pop the lid off and swirl your brush around and voila! 

When I received the email about this product I was so intrigued but also a little skeptical but let me tell you it works so well! You can find this amazing invention on Amazon (until their website launches) retailing for £5.99 which is super inexpensive, it is also washable and re-useable! Since receiving this product I have been using literally everyday, I can't get enough! 

P.s. The picture above is the old packaging, the pictures below shows the new packaging :) 





What do you think of the concept of this amazing new product? 













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Homemade Iced Coffee

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Hiya loves! 

Todays post I thought I would share with you my homemade iced coffee recipe. Coffee is one of my all time favourite drinks but I don't always want hot coffee, Starbucks sell my favourite Iced coffee which I thought I would recreate at home. I have been making this for a good year or so now and I though it was about time I shared it with you guys.



How To

1: Pick an Instagram worthy cup as lets face it a cute cup makes drinking coffee much more enjoyable. 

2: Boil The kettle and add one teaspoon of instant coffee & two teaspoons of sugar to your chosen mug.

3: Once the kettle has boiled pour an inch of the boiling water into the mug to dissolve the coffee & sugar, then add half a tea spoon of vanilla extract & top up the mug with cold water roughly half way.

4: Finally pour in you milk to your liking, add a few ice cubes & voila homemade coffee!


This recipe is super simple but you could jazz it up anyway you like, you could add squirty cream to the top or even add some kind of cinnamon or gingerbread flavouring for the winter. 

Tip - If you want more wintery flavouring Tesco sell flavoured instant coffee in the winter e.g. Hazelnut and Caramel.

Let me know what you think of this recipe & if you are going to try it out, tag me in your recreations on Instagram @chloedentonxo 







Products I'm Looking Forward To Using This Autumn

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Hi Loves,

The past week has been rather hectic for me as I started my new Job on Monday, which is why I was rather distant on social media. It might take me a while to get used to finding a happy medium between my blog and working so bare with me. Todays post I thought I would share with you some products I am most looking forward to using this Autumn 



MAC Lipsticks: During the summer I don't tend to wear lipsticks as often as I would like. But as soon as the weather starts getting colder I bring out the Mac lipsticks. Most of my Mac lippies are more Autumnal shades anyway. My three favourites for Autumn are Diva, Captive and Twig.


Urban Decay Naked Smoky: As most of you may already know I am a huge lover of the Naked palettes. My all time favourite is the Naked 3 although I do love them all! I bought the Naked Smoky as soon as it came out and If I'm honest I haven't used it as much as I thought I would which is why I am excited to get some use out of it this Autumn as it is filled with Autumnal shades.


Butter London Polish-Yummy Mummy: This nail polish is is one of my all time favourites, during the Autumn & Winter I like to use nudes and burgundy shades on my nails compared to wearing pastels during the summer. This particular nail polish, when paired with a decent top coat lasts really well it also applies really smoothly too. 


YSL Black Opium: This perfume is amazing! I bought it sometime last year and I still love it just as much as when I first bought it. The sweet vanilla and coffee notes give the perfume as sweet yet warm scent which I think is perfect for the colder months. If I'm totally honest I'm kind of sick of using more fresh scents now & I can't wait to use warmer ones.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, are there any products you're excited to use this Autumn?







Ride or Die Makeup Tag

Sunday, 28 August 2016


Hi Loves! 

Todays post is my Ride or Die Makeup Tag, this tag was created by the infamous Jaclyn Hill whom I'm sure many of you have heard of before. I really like the idea of this tag as it made me sit down and think about what products I really couldn't live without. Some categories were a lot easier than others I must say! The idea behind this tag is you pick one Ride or Die product for each category which you couldn't live without, if like me you have a substantial amount of makeup it could prove to be quite hard!

Primer 

The Benefit POREfessional was a no brainer for me, I have quite large pores so a pore blurring primer is a must for me. I have a couple other primers similar which I really enjoy but this one wins hands down for me as it completely blurs my pores allowing my foundation to apply so smoothly and last all day.

Foundation

For foundations I was tied between two, but when I thought about it I chose the MAC Studio Fix Fluid because It works with my skin so well in every season where as the other I was tied between I prefer using it only in the winter. This foundation has a medium to full coverage which I love as I get blemishes quite often so I like to have a foundation which I can build up. I also like that this foundation, when set lasts all day on my skin which for me is essential.

Concealer 

This was a no brainer for me the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer will forever and always, till death us do part be my ride or die concealer. I only use concealer for brightening up my face and this is by far the best one I have used as it doesn't crease on me like a lot of the other concealers I have tried do. It applies so effortlessly and blends out like a bloody dream, this is the concealer I will purchase again, again and again!

Powder

I decided for powders I would choose one which I like to use to set my face and under eyes with so I chose the Rimmel Match Perfection in Translucent. This powder is a cult favourite and rightfully so, it keeps my makeup in place and looking fresh all day. To set my foundation I swirl a big fluffy brush and apply to my face, then for my under eyes I like to use a damp real techniques sponge to pat the product under my eyes to bake and then simply dust away!

Bronzer 

If you have been reading my blog for a while you will not be surprised to see that the Benefit Hoola Bronzer is my ride or die. This bronzer, in my opinion is the best contour shade! It is so buildable so you can look as chiseled as you like without it looking muddy and gross which a lot of contour powders seem to look like. The packaging is also so cute which is a bonus!

Blush

Blusher was a really difficult one for me because I have so many which I love and wouldn't want to be without, so I decided to pick the one I find myself reaching for the most which is the Benefit Dandelion Boxed Blush. This blusher is a really pretty baby pink shade which gives my cheeks the most gorgeous natural flush to my cheeks which I really love.

Highlighter

This category was quite difficult for me as there are a few highlighter which I love but the MAC Mineralising Skin Finish In Soft & Gentle has got to be my favourite it is so pretty and leaves my skin looking so glowing! I also find it can be intensified which I really enjoy as we all have days where we want our highlight to beam like the stars!

Eyeshadow

Okay so eyeshadow was hands down the most difficult category for me, as many of you may know I am slightly obsessed with eyeshadow palettes. There was no way I could pick just one eyeshadow so I though one eyeshadow palette would be fair! What I love about the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette is it is so pretty! Duh..I really enjoy the dusty pinks in this palette along with the stunning rose gold/bronzy shimmers. I find this palette to be so versatile too as there are so many looks you can make with this palette. 

Eyeliner 

Okay, I have a confession..I am rubbish at applying eyeliner! For me the easiest way to apply liquid eyeliner is with a felt pen nib which this Miss Sporty one has. I have used a couple different drugstore eyeliners like this one but I found they weren't half as good. Now, you do have to go over it  couple of times to make your line jet black but for me that isn't an issue as it is so easy to work with and lasts all day without smudging across the top of my lid as the day goes on. Plus it is so inexpensive!

Mascara

Mascara was also so easy to choose as the Benefit Roller Lash is sooooo good! It is hands down the best mascara for my lashes! I have really short, straight stubby lashes but with this mascara my lashes look long and full. I couldn't live without it!

Lipstick

For my ride or die lipstick I picked the every so famous Velvet Teddy. Matte lips are my favourite as they last much longer, my favourite thing about this matte lippie is the fact it isn't drying on the lips. The colour is in my opinion the most flattering on me as I have quite pigmented lips, Olive skin, dark eyes and hair so its literally the perfect browny/nude for me. It also lasts really well on my lips which is essential for me.

Perfume

This was the easiest category for me, Gucci Rush is my all time favourite perfume as it is the perfume which Scott bought me when we first got together 3 years ago, everytime I wear it it brings me back to the giddy you get when you're in a new relationship, it makes me feel like I am falling in love again!  This perfume is musky, floral and sweet which I love, to me it is a sophisticated grownup scent haha! LOVE!

Okay, I am going to tag anyone reading this who enjoyed the post as I would love to see your guys' ride or die products. Comment down below one product you couldn't live without, thanks for reading!




Oreo Cupcakes

Sunday, 21 August 2016


Hi Loves!

So its Saturday and I am having a girly pamper day with my bestie Sam, we wanted to do some baking so we decided to bake the Tanya Burr Oreo Cupcakes. As many of you may already know Tanya Burr is rather good at baking, so much so she has released her own baking book (which I still need to buy). I thought I would share the recipe with my lovely readers incase you haven't already seen it, as it is so good! lets face it..Oreo cupcakes, it doesn't get better than that!



You will need the following ingredients..

For the Cupcakes:
175g Butter
165g Caster Sugar
3 Eggs 
40g Cocoa Powder
125g Self Raising Flower
1 Pack of Oreos

For the Frosting:
2 Packs of Oreos
100g Butter
200g Icing sugar

METHOD:

Start by pre-heating your oven to 180Âșc and putting the cupcake cases into your tins. You then want to beat together your butter & sugar until the mixture looks light & smooth. You then want to add your 3 eggs and beat into the butter & sugar mixture, I personally like to use an electric whisk but you can do this by hand. Next, you want to sift and fold all of your dry ingredients into the mixture. Once all of your ingredients are combined you then want to pop an Oreo into the bottom of each cupcake case and then cover each equally with your cupcake mixture. You then want to put your cupcakes into the oven for 14-17 minutes, or until a knife comes out of the cupcakes clear.

Whilst your cupcakes are in the oven its time to make the frosting. First you need to mix together your butter and icing sugar, again I like to use an electric whisk as its much quicker but you can also do this by hand preferably with a wooden spoon. Then crush half a packet of Oreos, I did this in a blender because it is quicker but you can also use a sealed bag and a rolling pin, once you have done this you can stir your Oreo crumbs into the buttercream and voila the frosting is done. 

Now for the fun bit! once your cupcakes are cooled to room temperature you can start covering them with the frosting, I used a tea spoon to do this but you can also pipe the frosting if you would prefer. Finally you can add an Oreo to the top of the cupcake to make it look cute and pretty, I had to cut them in half because I used smaller cupcake cases. I'll definitely be buying bigger ones next time!


I would love to know if you plan on making some Oreo cupcakes, leave a comment below! -xo 














Summer Skincare Regime

Wednesday, 17 August 2016



Hiya Loves!

Todays post I thought I would share with you my summer skin care regime, as a beauty blogger I love all things skincare. I love being able to pamper myself with amazing products. Not only do the following products make my skin feel and look amazing but I also enjoy following my regime everyday.


OZ Naturals Ocean Mineral Cleanser - The fist step in my summer skin care regime is this face wash, I like to use a gentle face wash for day to day so my skin isn't irritated with too many abrasive products. I have a full review of this product if you wanted to read more about it. Since using this product my skin has been so much clearer. 


Lush Eau Roma Water - After washing my face I like to use a toner, what I like most about this product is how refreshing it feels.  I like to spray it directly to my face and neck then use cotton pads to massage it into my face. I always used to skip this step but it's essential for me now, I never realised how much makeup and dirt was still on my skin even after washing my face.


Simple Light Moisturiser - The final step in my daily skin care routine is moisturiser, I like to keep my day to day skincare to an essential minimum as I don't like overloading my skin with products. What I love most about this moisturiser is not only the fact it is incredibly inexpensive but it also lives my skin feeling to hydrated without feeling greasy which a lot of moisturisers tend to do on my skin. My skin literally drinks in this product like no tomorrow!


Liz Earle Gentle Exfoliator - I like to use an exfoliator once or twice a week on my skin, I usually incorporate this product into my evening skin care. I don't like to use an exfoliator everyday as I find it to be too abrasive which breaks me out so bad. By using this product a couple times a week it helps remove my dead skin cells and give a deeper cleanse to my skin keeping it healthy and clear. 


Origins Active Charcoal Mask - Im sure a lot of you will know that I am obsessed with this product as I rave about it quite often on social media. Like the exfoliator I like to use this product once or twice a week. This mask is amazing for clearing your clogged pores, I like to pamper myself at least once a week and this mask is essential for that routine! Since regularly using this mask my skin has become so much clearer and brighter.


Black Head Remover Mask - I like to use this product one a week, as much as we hate to admit it we all get blackheads lets face it. I get them a lot on my chin and nose area which is where I like to apply this mask. This mask has a 3 step method which can be lengthy but so worth it. The drugstore pore strips have nothing on this mask! I bought mine from Amazon for about £12 if you're looking to get this mask I would recommend you watch youtube videos first as the english instructions aren't that great. I couldn't live without this product now and as gross as it seems I find using it so satisfying!

What is your essential skin care product, I'd love to know! Don't forget to check out my social medias to keep up to date with me!






















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