💋Rosie for Autograph at M&S💄

Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley (born 18 April 1987) is an English model and actress. She is best known for her work for lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret and for being one of their brand “Angels” and has also worked for Burberry being the face for their 2011 brand fragrance “Burberry Body”, and for M&S. 

Just as beautiful as she is, so is her new makeup line! It is simply a rose gold delight😍 (and if you have been following me long enough, you will know about my rose gold obsession lol) 

I picked up three products in the Rosie for Autograph range. An eyeshadow quad, lipstick and perfume. All three are amazing and work great on my NC42 skin tone.

  

Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Copper gold rush’ £18

There are four colours in this quad. Two shimmers (not overly glittery) and one matte shade and one in a kinda pearlescent finish.

  

Two shimmer shades are a deep chocolate and a pinky, burgundy. The matte one is a beige and the pearlescent one is like a bronzey gold.

These shadows are defo soft, buttery and have good pigment. They are easy to blend and I have used all four colours on my skintone (they look great👍🏽) 

  

Here’s a pic of a ‘rose gold’ look I created using the eyeshadow quad.

  

The packaging of this quad is gorge!😍 It’s sleek, compact and has a decent sized mirror. The only drawback is that, the outside of it can get quite dirty as it is of a ‘mirrored’ finish. No brush is included in the palette but I have many brushes of my own, which I was happy to use.

  

Eyeshadow swatches

Lipstick ‘Silk Cami’ £14

  
As an NC42 it can be risky to buy a brown shade. I always find that it’s either too washed out or makes your lips look as if you’ve burnt them!😂 However this one  is a beautiful creamy, velvety taupe colour and looks great on its own or mixed with other lip colours!

The packaging is adorable with a magnetic click, as you close the tube. The finish of the lipstick is not matte but a Demi matte finish.

Perfume- Rosie by Autograph £14

Now you know I love my scents (especially Armani Si! My fave😍) and everyone has been raving about how good this perfume smells! So yes as you guessed, I had to try it! And boy I have not been disappointed👍🏽

 

For £14 you get a 30ml bottle of Eau De Parfum, which is not a bad price. The scent is deep and musky and perfect for spring/summer. The scent is not overly strong and even my 14 year old daughter enjoyed this scent! 

The glass bottle is beautifully shaped with a rose gold plastic lid. It is one of those bottles that you will want to display on your dressing table with pleasure❤️

The Rosie for Autograph range is exclusive to Marks and Spencers (M&S) For international shipping please check their website www.marksandspencer.com 

All of these products have been purchased from my own money and have no affiliated links, unless otherwise stated! 

👚OOTD Spring 2016👠

Those little rays of spring sunshine sure does put a spring in my step! How about you guys? So I thought I’d share the start of my spring wardrobe with you guys😁 Enjoy!

  

I’ve been wearing a few, thinnish layers (as it is still a teensy bit chilly in the early mornings and late evenings) I have also been pulling out my cardis and summer jackets for a bit of warmth. At the mo my Nike all whites seem to be going everywhere with me this season! (Love them😍) 

 

How have you been styling your spring wardrobe? Let me know! As I love upping the style and trends👍🏽 
Shop this look

Oversized cardi http://instagram.com/marneysvintage

Cream embroidered blouse https://www.facebook.com/blouseyvintage/

Black faded skinnies primark.com 

Nike all whites http://www.sportsdirect.com

Till next time…..

❤️….Sabina

❤️My brush cleaning routine and a review on ‘Freedom Brush Bath’❤️

Hey guys👋🏽

Here’s a quick snapchat story on how I clean my makeup brushes! Super easy and super quick 👍🏽 If you have anymore questions please drop it in the comments below, I would be happy to help😀

Freedom brush bath – superdrug.com 

Brush mitt – www.petsathome.com/‎ 

For more snapchat edits follow at Sabina_7

❤️Armani Si! Bloggers fave❤️

As you can tell by my blog title, I am making no bones about which is my fave repurchaseable scent of all times! Yes, It’s Giorgio Armani Si! 

  

This scent is like heaven for me! Every time I wear it, I am always, always guaranteed to be asked what I am wearing😀 This peachy hued bottle has a gorge smell of floral notes with a little vanilla. It is not overpowering (as strong scents make me sneeze!👎🏽) 

The scent is not of those, that you spray once and it’s gone. This scent will even linger when you jump into the shower! Which to me is perfect as you don’t want to fork out silly money for a scent which neither you can smell or others! I believe it’s important to have a scent that you love and smell of, as it can help define your personality.

I have repurchased this fragrance countless of times and I believe Armani has now added Giorgio Armani- Intense which has been infused with Morrocan roses! (I have sniffed it and it’s gorge! look out for my next purchase on this!) 

When I repurchased this fragrance for the 4th time 🙈 I was lucky enough to get a fab deal on a gift box from the theperfumeshop.com/‎ The fragrance was a 50ml Eau de parfum with a free Armani mascara! (Makeup! Eeekk lol) and for £44 this was defo a bargain! (As the scent on its own retails for £50!) 

  

The mascara itself is amazing! The wand is large and enables to give you the most fluttery, separated lashes. The formula of the product is creamy, rich and a great intense black! (I wear this mascara almost everyday 🙈)
  
 So if your thinking about changing up your smell game, try Giorgio Armani Si! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Have you tried this scent? If yes, what are your thoughts? Do you have any other fave scents? If yes! Please do let me know down below as I would love to know your faves!

❤️….Sabina

1K followers on my Insta!😀

  
Yay I am so happy to reach this milestone! Thank you so much for all your love…kindness and support! I know it’s not a massive number but to me it was a goal I wanted to achieve so thank you….thank you…thank you❤️

Wana join in on the fun? Go follow @ https://www.instagram.com › glitterglosglo 

….Sabina❤️

💟A Fragrance on its own💟

  

When you first experience a new scent, you subconsciously link it to an event, a person, an image, a feeling … even a moment. Your brain immediately forges an association between the scent and a memory, and then each subsequent time you encounter that scent, your mind slips into a state of déjà vu.

At Ayesha Ziya we are passionate about scents that are ever lasting, exclusive and exotic. With many years of careful research and blending of different ingredients, our collection now consists of 5 unique and indulgent fragrances. A simple spray of our fragrance will have you hooked to the luscious, enticing scents that we have to offer.

A sublime fragrance can elicit more intense feelings than a visual image, a taste and even a touch. Scents relationship with déjà vu is remarkable, and something that Ayesha Ziya captures in her fragrances.

(Excerpt from http://www.ayeshaziya.com)

Every word said about Ayesha Ziya is inexplainably true! These fragrances are so unique, that I promise you that you will find no other on the market! I purchased my sample box earlier this month and boy I am not disappointed!

The main base of all of these scents is OUD! Oud? What is oud? I hear you say?! Well OUD is derived from the tropical agar tree, which is thought to originate in Assam in India. When the tree is infected by a mould known as Phialophora parasitica it reacts by producing a dense, dark and fragrant resin to protect itself. It is the resin-embedded heartwood of the tree that is the source of oud! It is one of the most expensive, natural raw ingredient to bottle.

In my sample box, I recieved 5, 2ml vials. The 5 vials were Irum, Islah, Signature Oud, The Oud and Royal Mirage. My fave out of all the five is defo ‘IRUM’! The vials were beautifully presented in a black embossed box with an internal velvet lining. They all smell great and each one has its own unique distinctive smell. But ‘Irum’s’ mellow, lighter notes gets me everytime! 

  

The unisex fragrances are so versatile and alluring. Each pure smell lingers for a very long time. My son and hubby love the fragrances equally (but I’ve hidden Irum away because I want it😂) Each fragrance has been appreciated by vogue and GQ magazine alike! (Check it out on insta http://instagram.com/ayeshaziyafragrances )

Delivery times were great too! Almaas Mann @ http://instagram.com/almasmaanblush

Was fab at notifying of each stage of my delivery and she has regular stockist updates on all new fragrances, stock and prices! (If you wana know more, pls click her link!) 

  

Pssst I’ve also noticed that they are always doing fab gift events! (Ribbon wrapped services, chocolates and flowers!) So do check it out as I am pretty sure that your loved ones would love something as unique and different as the Ayesha Ziya fragrances!

Have you purchased these fragrances? If yes! What was your fave? Do let me know.

In the meantime enjoy your weekend, whilst I go and purchase the full size of ‘Irum’! 😉

*please note that these fragrances have been bought from my own pennies! These products were not sent to me for review*

❤️….Sabina

📦February Birchbox 2016!📦

Ok I know I know it’s the 1st of March! And I’m super late with my review! (Sowiee) but I had to show you the goodies I recieved in Feb, as it was awesome! So if this post doesn’t want to make you subscribe to this goody box, then I don’t know what will😉😍

Oh my this month Birchbox has defo outdone itself for me! All the products were gorge and fitted my profile perfectly!
  

This months theme was based on ‘shine bright like a diamond’ which celebrates all ways that we can add that extra bit of sparkle in our everyday lives!

Cochine Hand and Body Lotion –  £19

Mum and businesswoman, Kate Crofton-Atkins brings the magic of Saigon through fragrance into our home through the power of Cochine. With a background in skincare from L’Oreal Kate knows a thing or too about the beauty industry and has created a brand which is now stocked all over the world.

A truly luxurious sample of a body cream! It glides and melds into your skin beautifully. The smell is that of fresh blossoms and this was a generous sample that lasted well into a week! The cream is not too heavy or light, perfect for those with dry skin.

  

Would I repurchase this product? Yes! as I have sensitive, dry skin and this did not irritate me at all! 

https://www.cochine.com 

Ole Henriksen – Truth Serum Collagen Booster £47

Ole Henrikson is a Danish skin cosmetician and owner of skincare products, living in the United States.

This little baby is packed full of vitamins to give your skin a much needed dose of the good stuff! I have to be honest and say I haven’t really used it long enough to say that I’ve noticed a difference 🙈 (as I’ve got a cupboard full of facial oils at the mo!) But the times I have used it, I have to say it’s nice, light and non greasy (which is a bonus if your oily skinned like me) On the directions it does say that you can use it twice a day but I like to layer my products at night, as that’s when I really amp up my skincare benefits!

  

Would I repurchase! No ☹ at £47, that is a hefty price tag! Yes I’ve not used it long enough but I like my Dr Organics Morrocan oil which is less than that price! Maybe it’s a matter of opinion but I’m sticking to what I know👍🏽

https://www.olehenriksen.com

The Balm Cosmetics – Fratboy blush £15.50

A sassy, classy fun make up brand that is based in San Francisco. (Sounds similar to benefit!) A high quality make up brand that lets you be fun, flirty and amazing! 

I love The Balm Cosmetics! I currently own 4 products from this brand! (A winged liner, two lippies and of course Mary Lou Manizer) Unlike Benefit, I like this brand better as their quality is second to none. Every single product I own from this brand, I absolutely love😍 and this sample of ‘Fratboy’ was no exception!

Yes the sample is small but true to birchbox’s word, the blush/eyeshadow is highly pigmented and a little goes a long way. The product is not shimmery and applies matte. Once applied it does not budge or slip or slide anywhere!

  
Would I purchase the full size? Oh yes! This colour looks fab on my NC42 skin (made it all radiant and alive😀)

  
https://www.thebalm.com

Derm Eyes – Makeup Remover Wipes £9.50

One in every three women suffer allergic reactions or incompatibilities between their make-up and contact lens. And they don´t know what to do. For these women Derm Eyes has created optocosmetics, a solution using high quality, 100% natural active ingredients.

This allows them happily to use make-up which cares for their eyes. It is a product inspired by nature thus ensuring both beauty and health. Whether you have problems with your make-up or not, open your eyes and enjoy a new cosmetics created to care for you both inside and out. (Excerpt from Derm Eyes website)

Now I for one do not like using makeup wipes to remove my eye makeup. I like using my garnier eye makeup remover with a cotton pad and I’m done! 🙈

So to see the Derm Eyes makeup remover wipe in my Birchbox, made me a little sad😒 HOWEVER….. I tried the wipe and I absolutely loved it!! It took off all my waterproof eye makeup as well as my base (actually literally everything) The fabric was super soft on my skin and it did not irritate me! (Super sensitive skin here!) It did not really have a smell and face felt squeaky clean👍🏽

Now this product is specifically geared to remove eye makeup however, I used it all over my face lol (the wipe was massive😉) and when I repurchase I would still use it all over my face (why not hey? If it’s good for my eyes, I’m sure it’s ok for my face😁)

PS no pic of the product as I used it up lol but please do check out their website you will find it on there 😄

http://www.dermeyes.com

Loc One and Done Shadow Stick in Perfect Cents – £8

An exciting launch by birchbox! Their very own in house makeup brand! So what can we expect from this shadow stick? Up to 11 hours of creaseless, waterproof colour in one handy stick! This formula has been designed to eliminate the use of extra faff such as brushes, blenders and primers! 

  

One sweep of this stick all over my eyelids and blended with a finger and I was good to go! The formula is highly pigmented and lasted for ages! I also used it as a inner corner highlight and it was gorgeously bronzey but not overly ‘discoey’. 

This was a rather generous full size product, that I throughly enjoyed using! Can’t wait to see what other makeup Birchbox has in store for their line! Well done Birchbox 👏🏽

Check out my insta  https://www.instagram.com › glitterglosglo

To see how I used the LOC shadow stick!

 https://www.birchbox.co.uk

Spectrum Collections Tapered Powder Brush – £7.99

Spectrum Collections is a cosmetics brush brand who specialise in boldly designed makeup brushes, applicators and tools, where vibrant colour palettes are teamed with expert design. Spectrum Collections aims to be a trusted and recognised brand amongst professional artists and makeup lovers alike.
All of Spectrum Collection’s brushes are hand finished, vegan and animal friendly – composed of the highest quality synthetic hair, ensuring the brushes are not only beautifully soft, but also a compassionate choice. 

Our unique product range targets a niche within the industry, and presents the opportunity to provide a vibrant range of alternative brushes, that translate as an extension of the vibrant colours used and loved by makeup fanatics. (An excerpt from the Spectrum website) 
My my my when I opened my Birchbox this was the first thing I saw, a full sized spectrum collection brush! and I was sooooo happy!! (I defo galloped around like a unicorn lol) 

I have used this brush a numerous times to set my under eye highlight and let me just say it is ah-ma-zing! The handle is nice and solid. The bristles are super soft and for 7.99 your are so not getting a bum deal, believe me! I love the quirky colours the brushes come in and they feel like and look like quality! 

  

Will I be repurchasing some more?! Hell yes! I am going to look at some of their complete brush collections and see what they have to offer!

http://www.spectrumcollections.com

And that wraps up my Birchbox post! Did you recieve your February box? If yes, did you like it as much as I did? I can’t wait to see what March has in store and I promise I will try not to leave the review so late! 🙈

❤️….Sabina