15 Dec 2015

Dear Santa ~ Christmas Gift Guide

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There are so many wonderful beauty gift sets around at the moment, here are a few from Feel Unique that I think would be a great gift to give any beauty lovers. These sets contain some wonderful products and great for trying out a new brand or range of different products too!
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If you are looking for some stocking inspiration or smaller gifts then here a few more ideas. Little gifts like this can be a fun way to give some useful and fun new things to try too.

What is on your gift wish list?
Love Bella x 

15 Nov 2015

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara - Miss Bella blogs

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara - Miss Bella blogs

After hearing some good things about this newest addition to the Maybelline mascaras I thought that I should give it a try. This mascara has already featured on my blog in my mini haul post so I thought it would be good a write a post on my thoughts on it after having tried it. 

I really like the Maybelline mascaras and they are my go to for drug store mascaras so I had high hopes for this one too. However I was a bit disappointed by this one. There are some good things about it though, I found that the brush is good and easy to use, and I also like the pink packaging. On the other side I did find that I had to apply quite a bit to give any impact on my lashes (which I don't normally have to do with my other mascaras) and this did make my lashes clump together a bit. I use a lash brush to separate them, but it is just a bit of a hassle to do. I also found that after a while the mascara did flake a bit and doesn't have as much lasting power. When I came to take it off I did also find it a bit trickier than other mascaras and it was quite flaky when removing too. 

Overall I think that it is ok if you don't mind the hassle, however I don't think I will get this one again as there are other mascaras that I would prefer to use. 

Have you tired this mascara? What do you think of it?
Love Bella x 

5 Nov 2015

Blog Post Look Back

For today's post I thought that I would have a look back over the blog posts I have done so far this year. I like to look back over my posts as I find it interesting to read my previous posts and see how they have changed over time. So I thought I would share some of the posts I enjoyed rereading and maybe you would too, or if you are new to my blog this can be a good way to look over some of my past posts.

 Problems Only Beauty Lovers Will Understand

I hope you enjoyed these posts. What type of blog posts do you enjoy reading?
Love Bella x 

25 Oct 2015

Nails of the Day

Today's nails of the day features a new nail polish from Nails inc. It is called 'Belgravia Road' and is from the Nailpure range. It is said to be free from Phthalates including DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde resin, Animal derivatives, Camphor but still just the same quality as their other polishes. I found that this polish is easy to apply and it also lasts well too. I also really like this dusky pink shade and it is the perfect pink polish for this time of year. 

Have you tried any of the Nailpure polishes? What do you think of them?
Love Bella x 

20 Oct 2015

Simple Micellar Water

I will start by saying that this is the first micellar water I have tried (I know slap on the wrist for being a bad beauty blogger and not having tried one sooner)! Micellar waters are something that I have wanted to try for a while now but I just haven't felt brave enough to try one, mainly because of my super sensitive skin and how it reacts to me trying new products/brands. However when I heard that simple were releasing one and simple being one of the few brands that my skin is ok with, I knew had to try it.

I am so glad I did try it as it has become one of my favourite products to use! It makes removing my make up so quick and easy. It is kind and gentle on my skin and also leaves it feeling fresh and soft. I also like to use this to 'freshen up' my skin and it is perfect for when I don't have time to do a full cleanse or I am just feeling a little bit lazy, as I know that this is cleaning my skin well! I have been using this for a good few months now (and have gone through a few bottles too!) and I can see this being a staple for me for many months even years to come!

If you are looking to try a micellar water or want to try out a new one then I would without a doubt recommend this one! 

What do you think of micellar waters? Which ones have you tried?
Love Bella x 

15 Oct 2015

Links I'm Loving

I have been convincing myself that buying things from the ASOS sale is saving money!

After some eyeliner help? Have a look at the Elle beauty school eyeliner hacks

Do you have make up stains that you don't know how to get rid of? Don't worry this guide will help you in your hour of need!

Looking for some new people to follow on Instagram? Check out these fashion illustrators 

Here are some Autumn flowers to brighten your day

What links have you been loving recently?
Love Bella x 

10 Oct 2015

Everyday Casual Autumn Outfit

Everyday Casual Autumn Outfit - Miss Bella blogs
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Autumn is one of my favourite months for fashion as I love putting together looks that would be perfect for this time of year. For today's post I have decided to share an everyday casual look. With this look you have a versatile base of the black jeans, boots and bag and from there you could change around the rest of the clothes and accessories to whatever look or colours you wanted. I really like the camel top with the gold accessories as it reminds me of the colour of the leaves when they start to change colour in Autumn. Another shade I think would work really well with this look is a berry red shade. 

What are your favourite colours of clothing for this time of year?
Love Bella x 

30 Sept 2015

September Favourites

September Favourites - Miss Bella blogs

Another month has already gone by and I am once again writing about my favourites while wondering where the month went! I haven't really used that many different products this month from the past few months however there are a few different ones that I have been reaching for. 

Balm Balm lip balm
With the weather getting colder I like to keep my lips moisturised. Last month I ran out of the small pot of this balm and when I went to repurchase I decided that I would have a bit of a change and get the tube. It is also perfect for popping in my bag to have at hand when I am out and about. 

Collection lasting perfection concealer
This is a firm favourite among many. My concealer also ran out this month so after not using this for a while I thought I would give it a try again. I have only been using it at the end of this month but I am finding that it is doing a good job of helping to hide any imperfections I have.

Maybelline color tattoo cream gel eyeshadow
I love the color tattoo shadows from Maybelline, they blend well, last a long time and have really nice colours too. I have been loving this one throughout this month, it is a leather effect one in the shade creamy beige. It looks great on it's own and also a base. I like to put a light layer all over my lid and blend a bit more into my crease and along my lash line. It is so quick and easy to use and really saves time in the morning by not having to spend more time applying and blending eyeshadows. 

Beauty blender
I do prefer makeup brushes over sponges however I do like to use this beauty blender when applying foundation and concealer. When I want to wear liquid foundation or have a bit more time to do my makeup I do like to use this sponge. It is easy to blend the product in well leaving a nice finish. I do prefer using this to blend in concealer a bit more than foundation however as I do prefer using a brush. 

What are your favourites from this month?
Love Bella x 

25 Sept 2015

Friday Five

Friday Five / Autumn Nail Polish Wish List - Miss Bella blogs
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As we are now into the Autumn months I have been looking around for some nail polishes that would be perfect for this time of year! As you may already see I love Essie polishes and would love to own every single shade! I'm sure one day that may happen seeing as my collection is slowly growing all the time and what better way to reach that goal then to pick out some new polishes to go onto my wish list! I love berry shades for Autumn and I am also a big neutral polish lover so these are the perfect shades for me.

What nail polishes are on your wishlist for Autumn? 
Love Bella x 

20 Sept 2015

Problems Only Beauty Lovers Will Understand

Problems Only Beauty Lovers Will Understand  - Miss Bella blogs

Loving beauty products so much sometimes comes with the odd problems. So in today's post I thought that I would share some of the problems I have found from loving beauty products so much!

  • Not having enough storage to store all your products
  • Either having to get an enormous make up bag or have lots of them to actually put all your make up in
  • Packing makeup for a trip or for travel becomes so difficult - especially if you need to pack light!
  • Other people just don't understand why you need so many products 
  • You will find yourself saying something like this or along the lines of this to others a lot 'yes I do need this eyeshadow and no I don't already have one exactly the same it is, it is a completely different shade of brown from the other browns that I have!'
  • You get so excited when there are any new product releases 
  • You love chatting to the people that work on make up counters and sharing make up tips with them
  • You often have many of the same products on the go at once 
  • Washing your many, many makeup brushes can be a real chore 
  • Even though you have so many beauty products you often find yourself thinking that you need more

What other beauty problems have you found?
Love Bella x