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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

 

Silver Pillow // Pillow // Throw // Pink Pumps // Candle

Lip Balm // Lip Kit (Lipstick & Lip Liner) // Gold Frame // Black & white Frame

Gold Pumps // Solid Perfume // Bath Oil // Perfume // Black Frames

It is Mother’s Day this Sunday! Here are a few gift ideas for the mothers in your lives! Obviously you can never go wrong with picture frames holding glimpses of special memories. I also think any product from Jo Malone or Diptyque is a really nice special treat. Check out a few of my other ideas above!
I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
Lots of Love,
Buffy xx

Easy Bronze Summer Skin…By Terry

As the weather heats up we all want that summer bronze look for our skin. Well look no further! I have found two products by By Terry that I think you are going to love. I certainly do.

The first up is the Cellularose Brightening CC Lumi-Serum in Sunny Flash. Now, they make this in 4 different colours but I like Sunny Flash because it give the skin a nice bronze look. You only need one pump for your whole face so a little goes a long way. This serum is designed to give the skin a radiance boost while also hydrating the skin. It also helps even out the skin (redness and dark spots) and blur imperfections. This would be great to wear alone on beach days or where you want the no makeup makeup look. I can’t wait to try out some of the other shades.

Second up is Tea to Tan Tropical Break, a liquid misting bronzer that adds the perfect matte or shimmery glow to the skin. I spay this bronzer onto a fluffy brush and then sweep it on my face where I want it. What is nice is that it can be used on the face and the body. It contains red and black teas to help detoxify the skin and also give it a dose of antioxidants. Native water of organic cherry is also in it to revitalize the skin. Lastly, it has correcting micro-prisms and coloured powders to give the bronze look. On top of all that it smells great! This product can be sprayed directly on a brush to give a matte look or its can be shaken before being sprayed to give a shimmery look. The other nice thing about this product is that it is water/smudge proof!

I am looking forward to trying other By Terry products. I have had a product disappointed yet! Are there any you recommend?

This website has 20% off and carries By Terry Products!

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Popsugar October #MustHaveBox

It’s that time of the month again! What you ask? The POPSUGAR #MustHaveBox! POPSUGAR sent me this must have box to try and I received mine this past Saturday. I love coming home to a box full of goodies. If you have not heard of the Popsugar #MustHaveBox you basically subscribe for $39.95 a month and receive over $100 worth of goodies. You can find my previous posts on it here and here.

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This month’s box was quite heavy and so I was excited to see what was inside. I love that they send on trend items based on the time of year and season. How cute is this umbrella that came inside? This will be perfect to pop in my purse as we transition into Autumn and Winter. It will be especially good when I spend Christmas in England due to to high chance of rain that inevitability comes with being across the pond.

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What sounds better than a mug of hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows on top as it gets colder out? Well, they send you mostly everything you will need (apart from the marshmallows) with this cute Rise & Shine mug and hot chocolate. I already made my 1st cup, right after receiving the box,  and it was delicious.

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On the makeup/beauty front…I can’t wait to try this makeup eraser. I have previously seen them in shops and always wondered about them. Now that I am about out of my current makeup remover I am going to give it a go. What is even better is it says it is good for 1000 uses!! I have also really enjoyed wearing the winged eyeliner look lately and think this eyeliner will be great to try out and use for the look. Also, If you are looking for a new body wash this one smells amazing.

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Are you interested in what other goodies were in the box? Well click here!

If you would like to sign up for you own box, click here.

I hope you guys have a fabulous week!

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Artis Brushes (& Coupon Cabin)

Artis Brushes

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Brush Set

There is a lot of hype about the Artis Brushes. I decided I wanted to see for myself if there was an merit behind them.

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But first let me tell you guys something that may be helpful, especially if you shop online. Have you ever heard of www.CouponCabin.com. I am hooked after discovering it about a year ago! They have some great deals! I’m not just talking about the usual coupons of 15% off here and 20% off there (they have those). They have cash back deals! I snagged this Artis Brush Set off Saks.com when Coupon Cabin had a 15% cash back deal going on. 

Let me tell you a little bit how it works…

If you find a good deal that you want to use, lets say a cash back deal you just click on the “Activate now” button. Up pops a screen asking if you want to shop that deal. You just click on the button in the middle “shop ______.com”. Once your order is completed completed, Coupon Cabin will email you letting you know the cash back has been added to your online account with them . From there, you just wait until the return time has been met (usually 60 days) and then the money will be deposited into you Paypal account. You do have to have at least $7 in the Coupon Cabin account before it will be deposited.

I think it is great! One of the reasons I love shopping online is that there are so many extra deals that you can find (like Coupon Cabin) that are not available in store.

Anyway back to the Artis brushes. This is more of a reveal and first impressions post since I just received then and have only had a chance to play with them one or two times.

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Oval 3 // Oval 4 // Oval 6 // Circle 1 // Linear 1

My initial reaction to the set was the sleek professional packaging and then how light they were. The silver handle made me think they would be a lot heavier but surprisingly they are light and easy to hold. I also really liked the density of the fibers! I am a huge fan of the Sigma F80 and F84 brush because they are not flimsy brushes and you get a great finish once you buff your foundation in. These brushes were similar to that but with shorter bristles I used the largest oval brush (Oval 6) for foundation and found that it gave a great finish. Plus, it was so easy to use! I would love to try the larger Oval (7 or 8) brush because I feel like it would only take 2 seconds to put your foundation on.

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Another positive thing I found is many of the brushes have multiple uses. The small Circle 1 one can be used for both concealer and lipstick.

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The only somewhat negative thing I found when using these brushes was the cleaning process. I found that it was hard to squeeze out any excess water after cleaning due to the short dense bristles. I know they make a special cleaning pad but I am not sure if I think it is worth it yet. We will see!

Anyway, I’m really looking forward to using these brushes more and more. I want to see if any take the place of my most reached for brushes. I will keep you posted. 

Have any of you tried these brushes? If so, what do you think of them?

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Autumn Layers

Autumn Layers

At 10:21am today it was officially Autumn. The beginning of a new season is always exciting! Here are a few ideas for your Autumn closet/beauty regime/house as the weather starts to cool down. Boots and a dark plum lipstick are always a must. You cannot go wrong with this lipstick. It lasts ALL day! A leather biker jacket and a hat are other good staples to have. I am loving this wool hat!

What are you looking forward to most this Autumn?

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

August POPSUGAR #MustHaveBox

It’s that time of month again…..Time for the August POPSUGAR Must Have Box.

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POPSUGAR sent me this Must Have Box to try and I wanted to share with you all what came in it. If you remember I also received the July POPSUGAR box and to see what came in that click here.

I opened up these fun House of Pom cocktail napkins first. Each one has a different emoji on it and they will be great for serving up cocktails on in the hot summer months!

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Speaking of summer…i’m sure you have all seen the fun floats making their rounds on instagram. Lately, I’ve seen the large doughnut with a bite taken out, the pizza and the flamingo to name a few. Well now there is one for your drinks! How fun is this Sunnylife inflatable drink holder in the shape of a swam! Obviously, I can’t wait to use this at the pool while sunbathing and sipping on some drinks.

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Another item good for summer (beach/pool) is this Sachajuan ‘Hair in the sun‘ because it protects your hair from harmful summer rays and it will not wash off while in the water because it only comes off with shampoo. This sounds like it would be great for someone who colours their hair and/or is in the sun a lot.

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Moving on to the last few pieces: The first is this black and white skinny scarf; and I hear skinny scarfs have now taken the place of statement necklaces. Second, a cute pineapple pin (others here, here and here) to hold it in place and finially “Oh my Brow” a subtle brow highlight that I cannot wait to try.

Scarf Pattern Pin Oh my Brow brow pencil Swatch

Oh and how can I forget the retro Joe Crisps (chips to those reading from America) I snacked on while writing this blog and the $20 gift card to Troveup.com.

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I ‘m always impressed with the POPSUGAR #MustHaveBox as it comes with fun and interesting pieces! You can order yours here and they are also offering a $5 off coupon code (SHOP5) for your first order.

#HappinessDelivered

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Nordstrom Anniversary SALE

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale

I wanted to take a quick break between my Amsterdam posts because as most of you know the Nordstrom anniversary sale opened to the public today. This is one of the biggest sales of the year and bloggers have been posting about it non-stop! I wanted to share with you all a few I got as well as some other fantastic deals I had to (very hesitantly) pass on (otherwise my bill would have been astronomical-it is so easy to do!).

Leggings are one of my go to items in the Autumn and winter. Simply pairing them with a white tee (or long sweater) and boots make for an easy and comfortable outfit. These leggings were rated just under 5 *’s and have over 2000(!) reviews. At $33 they seem like a steal! I can’t wait till they arrive so I can see if they are worth all the hype. I will keep you posted.

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I have been wearing my Valentino trainers I got back in March ALL the time. They are very comfortable and easy to pair with outfits. The fact that they are black means they go with everything. Well I saw these pumas included in the sale and thought they might be a nice backup to have.

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As I said above I LOVE an oversized sweater. This sweater looked so comfortable and I really liked the V neck because I can easily add a statement necklace to dress it up a bit. I ordered a size up so that it would be oversized. It comes in 4 colours and is also under $40! 

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Lastly, I added the top to my basket because I liked the pattern and felt it could be easily dressed up for work or down with a pair of jeans. I’m a lttle hesitant on whether or not it is going to be too sheer but I will have to wait and see. 

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Here are some other great deals they have….

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale Cont.

 

You can’t go wrong with a pair of Rag & Bone boots! I also think this coat is Amazing! I think the camel colour is so chic! I love this earring. I have the Black and clear ones and wear them all the time. Isn’t this palette great…It contains everything you need for your cheeks (blush, bronzer and a highlighter). Check out some of my other picks above.

Make sure to check out the great deals at Nordstrom!! Let me know what you guys get!

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

P.S. M. Gemi is also having a great sale if you are looking for beautiful shoes!

POPSUGAR Must Have Box

The weekend is finally here!!! It has been a long week and I am looking forward to having some time to relax and catch up on things around the house. On another note, a few days ago I received a package from POPSUGAR in the mail and I want to share it with you.

Box twistedPOPSUGAR sent me this Must Have Box to try and if you have seen my instagram post from a few days ago you will know that I love the nail polish that came in it. It is perfect for the 4th July both in colour and name “Born on the Fourth”. I am planning on wearing this on my upcoming trip to Las Vegas for July 4th.

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Another favourite from the Popsugar ‘Must Have Box’ is this card game ‘Ridley’s Games Room Who Am I?’. My husband and I have been playing it in the spare moments we have in the evening – especially when we are cooking dinner. Each card has a well-known persons name on the top and below that are 5-6 sentences with clues about the individual. This would be a great game for a long car journey.

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Other items in the Must Have Box include a gold “cheers” bottle opener (great for days by the pool or beach), black and white sarong, compact mirror and deodorant wipes. All great items for beach or pool side fun or to keep in your bag during the summer months.

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Find out more here on how to sign up and receive your very own Popsugar #MustHaveBox.

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Green Smokey Eye Makeup Look

A look at how I create this easy green smokey eye!

Products used:

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Concealer
Urban Decay Naked Concealer
MAC Studio Fix Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit
Estee Lauder Lover’s Blush
Estee Lauder Bronze Godess Palette (Similar, Similar, Similar)
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
Lancome Cils Booster
Estee Lauder Double Wear Eye Pencil in Forest (Similar, Similar)
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
Clinique Quickliner in Intense Ivy Liner
LA Splash Lip Couture in Ghoulish
MAC Eye shadow in Charcoal Brown Shadow

Lots of Love,

Buffy x