2020 Makeup Wishlist

I’m currently doing a no buy of all makeup products! I’m only excluding replacements such as brow products because I don’t have loads of that kind of thing. Today I’m going to be showing you some of products I’m currently lusting over! I might do one of these for skincare products too, but this post is all about makeup. If I wasn’t on a No-Buy these would be the things I would get!

1. Jeffree Star Nudes Volume One

I am a long time lover of this liquid lipstick formula and I’ve actually used up quite a few shades from this line. To me, this set is perfect as it contains colours I love and some I haven’t tried yet. Also I find minis really appealing because I do have a lot of lip colours and I love to keep lipsticks in my handbag! This selection of colours is just to die for!!

2 Farsali Primer Set

I’ve tried the Farsali Skintune Blur and I love it! I really want to try more from this brand and this little set is super affordable considering you get to try 4 of their primers. These are renowned for creating a flawless base and I would love to experiment with these!

3. Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde

I’ve wanted this since it came out! When I saw this colour scheme I fell in love. I’m obsessed with the pastels and jewel tones combined in this palette. I love Huda Beauty shadows and I would probably say they’re my favourite formula ever!

4. NARS Sheer Glow

This product has been around for years but I never got round to trying it! I’m much more into foundations now and I also want something that matches as so many of mine are too light for me. I’ve heard so many good things about this product and I love a glowy foundation.

5. Fenty Beauty Butter Powder

This is another product that is super hyped up! People on YouTube love this so much and I feel like I just have to try it. I would probably get a mini size to try first. I really want to use up a powder before I get this one!

6. Huda Beauty Tantour

This product looks amazing! I’ve seen lots of people use this in tutorials such as Soph (sophdoeslife) on YouTube and I like so many of the same products she does. I haven’t used cream bronzer in a while but I am more into creams than I used to be.

7. Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand

If you’ve seen the Charlotte Tilbury adverts you know that this product looks STUNNING on the skin. This blush is a super glowy finish and gives that Victoria’s Secret angel flush we all want. The pink shade is the one screaming my name! One day I’ll try this!

8. Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath

This lipgloss style product is gorgeous. I’ve also seen this in adverts and I really want to try it! I might have to make a trip to Charlotte Tilbury and try a few things on. I’ve heard this product also makes your lips feel incredible!

I hope you enjoyed reading about my 2020 wishlist!

February No-Buy (All Makeup)

I’m trying something new for this month, I’m not going to buy ANY makeup. The only items I will purchase are replacements I need or use daily. For example I tend to use up brow pencils very quickly as I use them ever single day so I will be purchasing one or two. I’m also not including skincare as I have recently run out of a few items such as toner. I also have some things I want to try and I’ve been waiting to purchase but I will include those in my end of the month roundup. I’m going to be trying this in February and possibly continuing further into the year!

I just have too much makeup! I have items from Christmas I haven’t even opened yet which is really bad. I need to organise myself and now is the time. I’ll be updating you on my decluttering and organisation journey.
Wish me luck! I’ll be doing a round-up soon.


January Favourites 2020

Today I’m going to be showing you my favourites from this month! I used to do a favourites post every single month back when I first started my blog. This year I’m going to try and do so again, because they’re one of my favourite posts to read and write. This month I have a range of products to talk about including makeup, skincare and fragrance. A lot of these are new to me so hopefully you see something you like. All these products are currently available as far as I know so I would definitely recommend checking them out if you like the sound of anything!


The first product I’m going to talk about is the palette featured here. This is the Makeup Revolution Forever Flawless Fire palette. This has a different formula to their cheaper palettes, this one is £10 and the quality is vastly improved from the ones in plastic packaging. The colours are stunning, they blend very easily and the finish of the metallic is super unique. The yellow isn’t super bright but I don’t mind as for this palette it is a great transitional shade. I particularly love the shade Wildfire! I would definitely recommend swatching this in store and seeing if you like the shades because I love them!

Onto my fragrance of this month. I am IN LOVE with this Jo Malone Tropical Cherimoya cologne. It’s so unique, super fresh and light but it lasts forever on the skin which for me is a huge selling point. This is fantastic and so worth the money.

Next is the Too Faced Hangover spray! I haven’t tried loads from Too Faced but this item appeared in my local boots so I thought I would try it. This is super refreshing and I love it as a primer and setting spray. Such an easy product to use!

This foundation is the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Weightless foundation and honestly this one has blown me away. The wear is honestly phenomenal but the finish is still light and not heavy at all. It isn’t matte which I love and it works well with my dry skin and doesn’t ever look dry.

This lipgloss is life! This is the Milk Makeup Chillin’ gloss. I’m not sure if this is still readily available as I purchased this item in TkMaxx but if you get a chance, go for it. The formula is perfection, it’s so pigmented but super shiny.

Next up is my favourite moisturiser. This is from Dewy Tree and this is the Clean Lab Facial Cream. This again was a TkMaxx find but honestly I need to hunt a new one down because it is incredible. The cream is lightweight but so good for dry skin and has no noticeable fragrance, I’m in love!

Lastly is the Milk Makeup Blur Powder. This is one of my favourite base products ever. It keeps my makeup in place for hours without touch ups and really does create a blurred effect on the skin. If you’re oiler I would recommend using a little more product right around the T-zone to create a super blurred and flawless finish.

I hope you enjoyed! Comment below your current favourites!

Empties #7

I finally cleared out loads of used-up products! It’s about time because I had loads of makeup I was trying to use up and I feel like I’m finally making some progress. I’ve started to try and use up lip products in particular, as I seem to just have way too many. I’m thinking of doing another lipstick declutter video again soon because the last one was quite popular and it’s super therapeutic to clear space. I’m going to go through my empties and rate each item.


La Mer The Tonic: This product is fantastic! This is a pricey brand but this item is amazing if you ever get a chance to try it. It really helps resurface the skin. 9/10
Mabel and Meg Lumilixer Serum: This is so raved about! This vitamin C serum is really nice, but I feel I could find something similar for less. The texture wasn’t my favourite but it was reasonably nice. I would possibly try again. 7/10
Bobbi Brown Skin Nourish: This was a nice mask but nothing spectacular, I would possibly buy again but I wasn’t obsessed with it. 7/10
Bobbi Brown Instant Detox: This is incredible. I loved this for reducing the appearance of blackheads so much, you can literally see this product working as it pulls excess oils from the skin. I would definitely buy again! 9/10
Clarins myClarins Re-Boost Comforting Cream: This cream has an amazing texture and is so good for my dry skin. A definite re-purchase for me! 9/10

Benefit Brow Contour Pro: This product was okay but the highlight pencil was not my favourite, it just doesn’t do much for me. The brow pencils were creamy and nice however. I wouldn’t buy again in a hurry. 6/10
MUA Brown Pencils x 3: You won’t find a better brow pencil for £2.50. Super easy to use so I would definitely get more. 8/10
Smashbox Brow Teach to Go: Perfect brows, every single time. Plus there’s a gel to set the brows in place. 9/10
Nyx Precision Brow Pencil: This is a nice pencil and creates a very naturally fluffy brow look. I would probably buy again. 8/10
Ciate Feline Flicks: This liner was really nice but the nib was a bit thick for my liking personally. I would probably try this again! 7/10
Nyx White Liner: I love this for creative looks! I have already bought a new one! 9/10

Tarte Shape Tape in Fair Neutral:  I loved this concealer for a long time! I already have another one but it’s a bit light for me so I’ll only use it occasionally. 8/10
Smashbox Studio Skin Concealer: I loved this! It’s been reformulated now and it’s even better. 8/10
Dior Airflash Foundation: I love this so much! I finally used it up and I really want to repurchase this, it’s honestly fantastic. 9/10

Fenty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow: Literally such an amazing lip product! I’m really into lipglosses now and this one changed the game for me. 10/10
Jeffree Star Doll Parts: This had dried up I’d had it for so long! I loved this one so much for the longest time, such a classic. 9/10
Barry M Matte Setting Spray: I did NOT like the smell of this. It’s very odd it’s almost like a brush cleaner and it also smells spicy weirdly enough. Not a fan but I do love Barry M, it did make my makeup last a bit longer. 3/10
Pixi Glow Mist: I honestly don’t get on with this one too much, but I love almost everything Pixi brings out. This is nice as a skincare product but I wouldn’t use it as a setting spray like YouTuber’s recommend. It’s nice as a refreshing product instead. 7/10

I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know what you would like to see from me!


Trip to Bicester Village

Today I’m going to be chatting to you about my trip to Bicester Village! Me and my boyfriend decided to visit last week and it was so cool. Bicester is a designer outlet shop and has a huge range of styles that are discounted. I really wanted to get some jewellery as part of my graduation present so I was definitely on the hunt for some lovely earrings or a necklace! My boyfriend and I also needed to get each other Christmas presents.

After a bit of a parking debacle we managed to get in and start shopping. We checked out some of the super high end shops first and they were amazing!! The Dolce shop was so interesting, so much to see. We wandered through the area and went into anywhere that we were interested in.

One place we loved was the Rituals shop!! It was so beautiful and we both bought some lovely items. The layout is just incredible and I love everything they make.

We also went into Gucci and Prada as I wanted to look at their small leather goods and bags! I found an amazing leather purse in bright red with gold lettering and loved it so my boyfriend got it for me for Christmas! We then got him a Superdry leather jacket for his present.

We had a wander round and decided to get a doughnut from this super cute stand. We had seen this online and they looked AMAZING!

The box was also super cute and has adorable cartoon designs! The doughnut was incredible and so delicious! We finished the day by taking some pictures and looking at the lights.

This was such an amazing first trip to Bicester Village and I really want to go again as soon as I can. I had a great time and loved it!

YSL Event with Fred Letailleur (Southampton Bloggers)

Today I want to chat to you about an amazing event I went to at the Yves Saint Laurent counter in Southampton! This event was organised in collaboration with Southampton Bloggers which is a great group that allows local blogs to connect with brands. I love YSL and I’ve tried a few of their products in the past so I was super excited to see the Masterclass run by Fred Letailleur who is an amazing makeup artist!

Me and friend attended the event which took place in the studio area of John Lewis which was a beautiful space! I want this big brightly lit background for my makeup pictures!

The masterclass was amazing and we learnt how to create an amazing party look! The products all looked fantastic and I wish I could of bought all of them. In the end I purchased one of the gift sets contains the Touché Eclat and the Gold Blue Primer and I can’t wait to use them!

The set also came with a goody bag!! This contained a mini Libre Perfume and The Curler mascara. I can’t wait to try this mascara too, I love curling mascara so much.

This trip was gifted as part of Southampton Bloggers. All opinions are my own and I purchased the items myself.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know your favourite high end products you’ve been loving.

OOTD: Monochrome Dressy

Today’s outfit is a transitional autumn look featuring monochrome tones! Everything I’m wearing is black or grey which is very much my style. I wore this shopping on a windy day but it’s also a perfect outfit for going out to dinner or drinks.

This shows the full outfit and below are some close up images!

I’m wearing a black ribbed turtleneck top loosely tucked into a skirt. This skirt is a wrap style and features some cute but classy polka dots. I’m wearing a knit coat in grey and some lace up suede boots. I’ve paired this look with gold jewellery and my snakeskin handbag. These items are all super cosy and amazing quality! I would definitely recommend them if you can find them.

Top: River Island

Skirt: Brandy Melville

Coat: River Island

Tights: Calvin Klein

Boots: Next

Madi x

August Favourites

Hey everyone! Today I’m going to be showing you my August beauty favourites! This month has been so busy as I’ve seen lots of my friends and been on many nights out. I’ve used these items loads over the summer!

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette: This palette is great for a soft natural look with a pop of colour. The shadows are so soft and easy to blend! The colours in here are stunning and look really flattering on my blue/green eyes! I would definitely recommend this if you haven’t tried it before.

2. Smashbox Crystalized Primerizer: This is a gorgeous glowy product that is great for dry skin! It’s available on Boots still and is reduced in some places. This creates an amazing skin base for foundation and also smells amazing.

3. Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions Palette: This rose toned palette is perfect for a red eyeshadow look! It has everything, transition shades, deeper shades and a range of shimmers. You can do a lot with this little palette!

4. Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara: This is AMAZING for the £3.50 (I think) it cost me! Such a great mascara for volume and length! It builds really easily and creates a lovely look for the lashes.

5. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer: I’ve recently rediscovered this powder bronzer and I love it! I have a tan at the moment so this has been perfect for warming up my foundation and creating a soft bronzed look. It also smells like chocolate!

I hope you enjoyed my post! Please comment your current favourite makeup product below!

Festival Prep #1

So I’m going to Reading festival this year and I’m so excited! I’m going to be doing a few posts all about the preparations I’m making including personal care and outfits! I’ll do a couple of these mid they can be used as a guide for new festival goers as well as just for a fun read. I’ve been collecting some essential items that I’m going to need for the festival.

So far I have collected my tent, sleeping bag and camping chair. I need to organise my outfits which will be coming soon in a future post. I love planning this all out as I feel more relaxed knowing I have everything sorted!

Let me know if you’re going to any festivals!

OOTD: Summer in Spain

This outfit is one of my favourites ever!! These pictures were taken in Spain and I’m so happy with how they turned out. I will make a fashion photographer out of my boyfriend one day! This look features a beautiful summer dress from Hollister, I know you can still find this style on Depop and they have different colour ways on the site. I’m also wearing Hollister plain black flip flops and some Matalan sunglasses with my Primark mini handbag!

Im loving this red lip too! I’m so happy with how this turned out and I hope to post more summery outfits if I can! Let me know what your summer plans are!

Dress: Hollister

Flip Flops: Hollister

Sunglasses: Matalan

Madi x