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My Winter go-to make up!

The colder weather calls for moisturising products to help keep your skin feeling fresh. Along with a more winter friendly skin care regime, I’ve also changed up my make up slightly. There are a few trusty products that I keep going back to so I’ve gathered them together and popped them in a post to share with you.
First up is a light weight brightening cream from Rosie by Autograph at Marks & Spencers, one of the main products from the collaboration with model Rosie Huntington Whitely. This product gives a beautiful radiant glow when layered lightly over the skin and it’s also a great base to work with too. It’s moisturising and can be worn on it’s own for those lazy days or under foundation for a more dressed up look. It also has a low level SPF in which is great on those days when you’re out in the sun a little. Best of all, it leaves my skin looking more healthy even when I’m not feeling it and it’s good for both vegetarians and vegans to use which is an added bonus.
Next up is Bye Bye Under Eye from It Cosmetics. As I’ve said before, I’ve heard a lot of bloggers and Youtubers rave about this concealer so when I recently saw it in Selfridges, I nabbed a few testers to see what the fuss was about. When applied, it feels like a wonder product as when warmed up and applied in the under eye area, it really does conceal. It is heavy though so the one thing that I’ve noticed is that with great application comes a great setting powder and a fab make up remover/ cleansing routine in the evening. Trust me your skin will thank me and needless to say I went back to get the full size too.
Next up is the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Glow palette. It has three gorgeous eye shadows in that help you gain a great day time look. Start with the lightest first all over the lid, pop the middle colour over the middle and outer edge of the eye with a little to be pulled underneath. Leaving the darkest colour to be fluffed into the crease. Darken this up a little more for an evening look too.
Next up is the contour, now I don’t use this much as it’s a tad dark for my colouring but pop a hint just under the cheek bones in a line towards your ear and blend in till theres just a hint of colour. You could also go around the hair line lightly, down each side of your nose lightly and under the edge of your jaws. Looks great! Next up is the blush, theres two in this palette, the top one is a little dark for me so I just use the lighter one as a pop of colour. It looks so pretty.
Lastly the highlight is for the tops of your cheek bones, the outer half of the brow bone, also maybe a little down the nose and on the cupids bow on the top lip. It’s a beautiful subtle golden colour that’s loved by everyone that uses it.
I apply a little mascara on my eye lashes next, I’ve been testing so many out recently that I couldn’t decide on one to show. I like length, colour and definition with something like the IT Cosmetics Superhero or Armani Eccentrico both give.
Next up is eye brows. I’ve long been a long time fan of Fleur De Force eyebrow products so this double ended brow define pencil is perfect for filling in those pesky sparse areas. With both a darker and a light shade, it covers all bases.
If the eye shadow isn’t dark enough for an evening look, freshen it up a little with a subtle shimmer of the Havana Mac eye shadow. A little in the crease is all it needs to make the look pop!
Last up is this gorgeous Collection eye liner – it’s a hard nibbed pen is great for creating a perfect cat eye flick or a subtle line to make your lashes look a little thinker. The long handle allows for precise movement and application and the formula is long lasting.
Finish the look with a killer lipstick. My favourite is the Charlotte Tilbury in Pillow Talk, a beauty of a colour that looks like your lips but better. Perfect for everyday. The second is this pretty  Tom Ford creation in Indian Rose. It’s a perfect nude pink to pull any look together and a perfect way to make your make up look and feel a so special. Perfect for a birthday meal or a wedding!
Let me what do you think of the products used and if you’ve been liking any  message me over on Twitter to let me know.
Happy Shopping!


Emily Hearts Collection and Boujois.

How gorgeous are these nails. I created this look with a Sally Hansons Clear Base Coat, Collections’ New Lasting Gel Colour in Pearl Shimmer, which I must say I have fallen in love with as it is a dream to apply, is gorgeous in one coat and I’m interested in seeing the staying time on this. I also used the Boujois Easy Nail Art Kit ( which came free when I bought two Boujois nail polishes) and includes a striping tape and bow stickers. I love this look and I have been looking for bow stickers everywhere so I am mega happy. These nail colours and stickers are available from your nearest boots. Will you be trying them out? Happy Shopping!


Emily Hearts April Favourites.

The monthly favourite post is my most enjoyable post to write. It is the end of another month and so here is Aprils’ monthly favourites post. Enjoy! I have had some corker of some products this month and the first one is the Original Tangle Teezer. I finally bought one of these hair beauties from Boots for £9.90, It is as good as everyone says it is, if not better. This multi award winning brush comes in many colours and many styles, all very usable. If you have never used a Tangle Teezer before, then a bit of time in needed to get used to the sensation of the uniquely set brush teeth but it is really the best hair brush I have had yet. Tangle Teezers are available to buy at Boots and salons nation wide .    Staying with hair care products, my next favourites are the Matrix Biolage volumizing Shampoo and The Dove Colour Radience conditioner. I had my hair dyed and cut this month and so I felt I should pick up a new shampoo. With help from my hair dresser Sam from Silhouette De Barry, I choose this one, and it is great. It is paraben free, has an amazing natural smell and leaves my hair feeling incredible. the soy and wheat protein formula helps my hair to become bouncy, obviously volumizing and it makes you feel like you have just stepped out of a salon. You can buy Matrix Biolage Shampoo for £10.95 from hair salons or their website. The Dove Colour Radiance Express Treatment conditioner is amazing. Here’s the technical bit, this conditioner ‘contains a UV filter and is specially formulated to seal the cuticle and protect coloured hair, whilst the nourishment stripe replenishes and repairs hair from the inside.’ (Dove) In other words it leaves your hair feeling soft, and feeling amazing and you can get it at a great price. Bonus!    This month on my nails I have been mostly wearing these two Max Factor Glossfinity nail polishes. The colours are Candy Floss (Left) and Rose Petal (Right), they have great staying power and since I have bought them, they are the two new staple colours in my collection. The new formulation is great and the packaging even better. You can get Max Factor at Boots and Superdrugs for  £5.99. I have used many concealers but I always come back to Collection 2000’s Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer. I thought it would be silly not to include it. It has a lovely texture, has great coverage, the price is right at £4.19 and like Fleur De Force I love it.  What more can I say apart from go get it and try it out. 🙂    I was sent these Good Things products at the end of the month, beginning of May. I wont tell you too much about them yet as I am putting up a full review of the products in the next few days but I couldn’t have my monthly favourites without including them. These products smell amazing as they have the fruity smells of mango, blueberry, blackcurrant and goji berry. They are all natural, paraben and animal products. They work incredibly well and I haven’t stopped using them since I was sent them. You can buy these products from Boots, Superdrug and Sainsbury’s for £7.99 and £4.99. Bargain! What have been your April favourites? Happy Shopping!