What’s in the box? Cohorted December Box

Beauty

Hello and welcome back to day 16 of blogmas and December! Less than 10 days now until the big day! Today’s blogpost is a review of the Cohorted December box which was kindly gifted to me!

The Cohorted Box always looks so sleek and stylish and it’s such a treat to see what’s inside! I feel like this box could never disappoint, especially considering the box is worth 3 times as much as what you pay for it!

Cargo Emerald City Palette £35

This is the first palette I’ve seen from Cargo, my first impressions are how festive it is! The green is such a beautiful colour, although these really aren’t my shades which makes me really sad! But the names of each shadow is perfect, it made me super happy and nostalgic when I realised they are names after places in Seattle which is one of my favourite cities!

Tarte Tartiest Glossy Lip Paint £21

When I saw this in the box I screamed a little bit with happiness, I have wanted to try anything from Tate for the longest time! This is in the shade Obvi and it’s a really nice warmed toned peachy nude! I love wearing a nude lip for work so this will be perfect!

Eyeko Liquid Liner

This is a really cute compact black liquid eye liner from Eyeko which is a fairly expensive brand so it’s nice to be able to try out a smaller size before buying a full-size. I love the idea and the look of winged liner but I cannot do it for the life of me! I want to be able to, but I just cannot do it! So I probably won’t get much use out of this, although I will have a practice!

Becca Cosmetics Shadow & Light Brow Contour Mousse £18

Initially when I saw this little pot I thought it was an eye shadow, but no, it’s eye brow mousse! I have been using this non stop since receiving the box and am obsessed with it! This definitely has to be the star of the box! It creates really precise strokes and it’s really easy to build up or have really natural brows! Definitely my favourite product of the box and I will get so much use out of it!

What do you think of this box?

Fancy getting one yourself, click here

Victoria xx

Get glowing this winter

Beauty

Happy blogmas day 3! Today I am sharing with you my favourite make up items which help me glow throughout winter and the party season.

Glossier Haloscope

This is the newest highlight to my collection but it has quickly become my most worn, I have already written about this product in my November Favourites which went up on the 1st December so I wont waffle on too much. Basically, this is the most natural highlight, it looks like your skin is glowing from within, its not like a normal highlighter where you can see shimmer and glitter, this highlighter looks natural.

Fig & Rouge Illuminating Primer

This primer arrived in the Cohorted box for November which was very kindly sent to me, I had never heard of this brand before but was pleasantly surprised! The primer is literally gold and looks like it could be a highlighter on its own, it blends into the skin really nice and when foundation is applied on top it gives a really natural glow from within look.

Make Up Revolution Liquid Highlighter

This a more prominant in your face highlighter and is the complete opposite to the Glossier one. Literally swatching that on my hand just now made me feel like a glitter ball, this is definitelyone for christmas parties where you want to shimmer and glow.

Colour Pop Wisp and Over The Moon

Colour Pop is pretty well known for its amazing highlighters so i narrowed them down to two which I think will look great over the festive period. First up is the shade Wisp, this is a really gorgeous darker champagne colour, this is a pretty bold highlighter which i generally wouldnt wear unless I had a tan, but for a party it will be perfect. The second one is Over The Moon, this is the most out there highlighter I own, it is as if a unicorn has just licked your face and left behind glittery goodness. Once again, perfect for parties and making a statement.

Autumnal eye shadow picks 

Beauty

Today is all the perfect autumnal eye shadows, a couple of these were new purchases this autumn but the majority are old ones. So here are my go to shades/palettes for the autumn months.

First up I have chosen four individual eye shadows, the two smaller ones are from Colourpop. These are in the shades LALA and Game Face, these two of my favourite all time shadows and tend to be my go to for traveling as their really small and easy to pack. 

The next two are from MUA Cosmetics in the shades Copper and Bronze, these are the cheapest eye shadows I own but they are still really good quality so you can even tell! 

The MUA Cosmetics Rusted Wonders palette is the perfect shimmer palette for autumn. The red has been my most worn shade so far, but these are all so pigmented and really easy to blend! Considering this was £3.50 I don’t think you can go wrong with it! 

The beautiful MAC Burgundy X 9 palette which is a couple of years old now, I havnt really got much wear out of this as it is very seasonal. That being said I will put it in my make up bag so I can remind myself to use it more! 

The top two are the Colourpop shadows (top Game Face bottom LALA). These two are my most worn pretty much all year but they are perfect for autumn, they are really long wearing I find it’s best to apply them with my finger so I get the most out the colour. 

The bottom two are by MUA Cosmetics (top bronze bottom copper). Out of these two I think I will be wearing Copper the most as it is as really rich warm coppery shade and incredibly pigmented considering how cheap these were!

The top four are from the MAC palette and the bottom four are from the MUA Cosmetics palette. Considering the huge difference in price I would say the quality of the shadows is near enough the same, although I think I will get more wear out of the MUA palette as they are perfect lid shades! 

What are your favourite shadows for autumn? 

Victoria xx 

What’s in my travel make up bag | 1 night in Geneva 

Beauty

In October half term I am heading to Geneva for 1 night to see the sites and explore, so I thought I would share with you what I’m planning on packing in my make up bag. 

For my base I am taking Benefit Porefessional Primer as I know this works amazingly well with the Mac Studio Fix foundation. These two together are really long lasting and still look exactly the same at the end of the day. Concealer wise I am taking the Bourjois Radiance Reveal because this gives great coverage and is also really brightening. Then too add some definition to my face I will be using the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Contour Stick in the shade dark as this gives a really natural contoured look. 

To bronze my face I will be using Hoola by Benefit follows by a Nip + Fab blush and the shade Champagne Sorbet from Tanya Burr Cosmetics to highlight. 

My absolute go to mascara at the minute is Loreal Paradise Exactic, it’s so quick and easy to use and build up volume and length that it makes it perfect to use when your short on time. For my eye shadow I wanted to create a really autumnal look so I’ve picked out an eye shadow from MUA Cosmetics in the shade Copper, this is a really pigmented copper shade and I will be using this over my lid. In my crease I will using the shade Soft Truffle from Tanya Burr Cosmetics palette Birthday Suit to build up the intensity. 

And finally for my brows I have chosen the brow kit from ElF, I have really been loving using powders so this one is perfect. And then to set my brows I will be using Loreal Brow Sculpt. 


And ofcourse no makeup bag is complete without lipstick, or many lipsticks! I may only be going away 2 days but I do like to have options! To keep my lips soft and hydrated I’m taking the Tanya Burr Cosmetics lip balm in Blackberry Coulis. As this has a tint aswell it’s really easy to just add on the go and not worry about the application. I then have packed two Mac lipsticks, the first shade is Amourous and the second is Russian Red. And the beautiful deep berry lipstick from Nars is in the shade Charlotte, this is the lipstick I plan on wearing the most! And then when I don’t want a dark or bright lip I have packed Tanya Burr Cosmetics Martha Moo liquid lipstick which is a nudey pink shade and is really long lansting. 

Full body pamper routine 

Beauty

Today I am sharing my favourite pamper products and what I like to do to treat myself. I tend to only do a full on pamper routine like this before a special occasion like a holiday so this doesn’t happen every week! 

Face

For my face I have just picked out 3 essentials, I do a pretty intense skincare routine daily and there will be a post on that shortly. But for now here are the products I’ve picked for anpamper rouitne. The Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating face wash is such a pamper product in my eyes, it’s so soft and gentle and leaves my skin feeling great! 

Of course a pamper routine isn’t a really a pamper routine unless there is a face mask involved. I have picked the Soap and Glory De-Clog mask out of my collection as it is really fun to use and really does feel like it’s pulling all the dirt out of your skin! 

And then add loads of hydration back into my skin I like to do a hydrating sheet mask, my favourites are the Garnier masks as I know I can always rely on them! 

Body 

No pamper routine is complete without a shower (or a bath), I love using the Whats in it for me Body cleanser which was kindly gifted to me. This smells so fresh and invigorating and adds a pop of summer into my autumnal routine. It also contains so many good ingredients that keep your skin in tip top condition.

Next up, a body scrub! I have been wanting to try out a coffee scrub for the longest time so when this one from Bean Body arrived in the #lfbeautybox I was so happy! As of yet I have not used it, but I will Post a mini review over on my Instagram when I use it! @toriiitoriii

And to finish up treating my body I have been loving using the Zoella Beauty Body Pudding. What I love most about this moisturiser is the little little beads which pop and add even more goodness into your skin! 

Teeth 

Carbon Coco is the newest addition to my pamper routine as I was kindly gifted this! I still have yet to use it, but I’m sure it will be great as I’ve seen so many good reviews on it! Let me know if you want me to document my results! 


Hands & Hair 

For en extra little treat, especially in the colder months it’s good to take care of your hands as they are normally the body part which is out in the horrible weather. I have picked out the Skimono hand mask to use followed by Soap and Glory Hand Food to make my hands extra soft. 

And to finish, a hair oil from Forest & Shore! A hair oil has been a staple for me since the summer and so I use this one from Forest & Shore after every wash. It smells amazing and leaves my hair feeling so soft and managable! 

What products do you use for your pamper routine? 

Victoria xx 

Fall Makeup Routine 

Beauty

Today’s post is all about my fall makeup routine that I have been doing for the past couple of weeks. 

My fall makeup routine starts off with my favourite primer from The Ordinary, I just love the way this feels on my skin and how long it makes my make up last! For my foundation I have gone a shade lighter so I’m now in the shade NC15 which is a perfect match. I then conceal under my eyes using the Rimmel Wale Me Up Concealer. This is brightening and so it’s perfect for those dull autumn days. And then to add a bit of colour into my face and some shape I use the cream bronzer from Seventeen. I use this on my forehead and on my cheeks. 

On my cheeks I have been using Nars Laguna Bronzer which adds the slightest bit of shimmer to brighten your face up followed by the blush Dolce Vita which is a deeper toned blush perfect for autumn days. Finally on my cheeks I have been using a dusting of the Peonies Please from Tanya Burr Cosmetics. This is super pigmented and so you only need one swipe along your cheek bones. 

On my eye lashes I have been using Loreal Lash Superstar which is a double ended Mascara so you can build up loads of volume and length. 

As for the eyes, I wanted something really autumnal and bold so I picked the red shimmer shade from the MUA Cosmetics palette. It’s really pigmented, long lasting and looks great on! I then used a Colour Pop shadow in the shade Cornelius in the outer corner to blend it all together. 

And for my brows I have been loving using the powder from the Elf Brow kit, it’s the perfect shade for me (medium) and it’s really easy to work with to create natural look brows. Then of course I set using Loreal Brow Plumper. 

Finally, lips! To add a little bit of colour I like to use the Blackberry Coulis lip balm from Tanya Burr Cosmetics. And then to add even more colour the shade Amourous by Mac is a great shade for autumn! 

What’s your go to make up for autumn? 

Victoria 

Top 10 under £10

Beauty

NYC Bronzer Sunny 

This was probably one of the first bronzers I ever bought, this is the most perfect bronzing shade its quite a light warm shade which makes it perfect for us pale girls out here.

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Contour Stick 

This is a new staple to my collection, I ummed and ahhed about buying it because I’m not a big contour person, but I actually use it as a cream bronzer. The shade I chose was dark/medium because I like my bronzer to be seen. That being said I think the light shade would be too light for me!

Maybelline Colossal Mascara 

The colossal mascara is my newest mascara purchase and I’m obsessed! It creates really black long defined lashes.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer 

If you have not tried this concealer out, then where have you been. I bought this on a whim after seeing Zoella rave about it and boy, is it good! I use this to cover any spots on my face, I use this under my foundation to get extra coverage and it works amazingly!

MUA Burning Embers Eye Shadow Palette

This eyeshadow palette from MUA is a staple for me, it has every colour you could need and  they are really good quality shadows considering the palette was only £8.

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation 

This foundation is my dupe for MAC Studio Fix Fluid, I wear this when I am not wearing my make up for long but I still want a flawless matte look. It has a really nice consistency which is mousse like and blends really easy so it doesn’t look cakey.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder 

I think everyone has tried this powder at some point in their life, for me it has been my go to setting powder since I was 15. It just works wonders at keeping your face matte and in place throughout the day!

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Lipstick Wild Safari 

Tanya Burr Cosmetics has become my favourite drugstore brand over the summer, everything that she releases is just flawless! The lipstick that i was obsessed with the past few months is in the shade Wild Safari, it is a bright orange red matte lipstick in beautiful YSL inspired packaging.

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Highlighter Warm Bronze 

I bought this highlighter and when it arrived I thought it was too dark, however while I was on holiday I wore it so much. I didn’t stop wearing it when i got home, it just adds a beautiful bronze glow to your face and doesn’t look to over powering.

Nivea Post Shave Balm 

And finally, the biggest discovery for me to date, the Nivea Post Shave balm as a primer. I was pretty late on the bandwagon, i was really sceptical about how could this be better than the ones i had already. But it was, it works so well at making your foundation last, it doesn’t go patchy throughout the day like some primers do.

What are your favourite make up products under £10, let me know in the comments.

Victoria xx

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Contour Stick 

Beauty

The new Tanya Bure collection has been out for a while now, and initially when it came out I bought the 3 highlighter powders as I didn’t think I would like the contour stick. However when I saw it in action I knew that this would replace my old cream bronzer which I have hit pan on. 

Obviously it’s the gold sleek packaging which sold me aswell, which is why I have a huge TB collection! But the quality is always really good!

I chose the shade medium/dark as I have just got back from my holiday so I though for the next month I would get more use out of this one. However, I think this one would work for me all year round as it blends really well and as you can see from the swatch it isn’t over dark and pigmented. 

The only downside of the contour stick is, you really don’t get much product. If your like me and like to contour your forehead everyday then your going to through this quite quick. But that being said it was only £6.99 so realistically your getting what you paid for! 

Over all I think it is a beautiful product which will definelty be photographed a lot for my Instagram and used daily! 

Have you tried it? What are your opinions? 

Victoria xx  

New in: Beauty / Superdrug Haul

Beauty

Superdrug is my go to website for buying all my make up, it’s even better when it’s 3 for 2 making everything you bought justifiable, right? With the summer quickly drawing to the end I was decided I would pick up some every autumnal inspired bits, and now I’m so ready for autumn!

I finally got around to buying one of the new Tanya Burr Cosmetics lip balms, I opted for the shade Blackberry Coulis simply because it screamed autumn! Plus this smells amazing too! 

I thought I would try this little conceal and correct palette from the Insta Rimmel Range as I loved the look of it and heard so many good things out it. The Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer is my go to so I’m hoping these will be just as good. 

I then picked up some autumnal eye shadows, 2 were individual shades from MUA in the shades copper and bronze and I also bought the Rusted Wonders palette from MUA as it looks so beautiful. 


I picked up two Miss Sport nail polishes in the shades I have no idea because there are no shades actually on them! The pink one is a dusty rose, and the other one is a blue toned grey. I then also picked up a Barry M Molten Metal in the shade Copper Mine, this one is my favourite and I think this will totally be perfect for autumn and winter! 

I then picked up the brand new liquid highlighter from Makeup Revolution in the shade Luminous Gold. 

And finally the most talked about mascara of the summer, Paradise Exactic from Loreal! 

So there you have it, a few more bits added to my collection! 

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these or if their on your wish list.

Victoria xx 

Make Up I’m Currently Loving

Beauty

Today is all about the make up I have been loving recently! 

For primer I have been obsessively using the Nivea Postshave Balm whilst I am at home (as it’s so heavy it’s not great for travelling). I really love how this is a skincare product but double acts as a primer, on an everyday basis this is the only primer which actually keeps my make up in tip top condition. On top of the primer one of my favourite foundations is MAC Studio Fix Fluid, when I first bought this I didn’t think the shade was for me, but now it’s summer it’s the perfect shade. I love how full coverage this is yet it doesn’t get cakey. But as it’s the summer I have been tanning and my little saviour has been The Body Shop foundation drops which make your foundation darker. These have been great, because it has meant I don’t need my favourite foundation in a variety of shades. Next is my favourite cream bronzer, as you can see this one from Seventeen is well loved as I have used it daily for the past couple of months! This creates a really nice natural sunkissed effect when I apply it to my forehead. On the days where I have been having skin nightmares, the Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer comes into play. This is a really thick creamy Concealer that I apple before my foundation so I can maximise the results!

On my cheeks I have been loving using Benefit Galifornia as it’s the perfect coral pink for the summer and looks really natural (plus it smells amazing!). For my bronzer I have been using Soap & Glory Solar Power as this is a cool toned bronzer which isn’t too over powering and looks really natural. And lastly on my cheeks my go to highlighter at the moment, the shade Warm Bronze from Tanya Burr Cosmetics! This is the perfect bronze shimmer for when you want that sunkissed tanned look! 

For mascara I have been loving two and these are my most recent purchases, the double ended Loreal Superstar creates really thick defined black lashes and the Maybelline Collossal creates lots of volume. I do sometimes wear these two together as the Maybelline one can thin out any clumps of the Loreal one. I recently became obsessed with the Tanya Burr Contour Stick in the shade medium/dark, this is now my back up for when I run out of the Seventeen Bronzer as it creates the same effect. For highlighters I have been loving two mini samples from Benefit, I have been wearing them near enough daily for the past two months. Benefit High Beam and Watts Up. High beam is definelty a lot more pigmented and intense and really adds a little sometimhing extra to your make up. For concealer under my eyes I have been using the Bourjois Radiance Reveal, this is super hydrating and brightening and looks ever better when you have a tan! And my second favourite primer is Benefit Porefessional, this is my go to when I’m travelling as it’s a lot smaller and easier to pack. This also works really well the Studio Fix foundation from MAC. And last but not least, YSL Rouge Couture 201 lipstick, this shade just screams summer to me! It’s a beautiful red Matte perfect for long summer nights and days out in the sun! 

So there you have it, my favourite makeup at the moment! What are you favourites for the summer? 

Victoria xx 

Summer Capsule Make Up 

Beauty

So I’ve been seeing a lot of blog posts and videos about capsule wardrobes, but one that really stood out it me was a video by The Anna Edit and her Capsule Make Up picks. So I have decided to do a blog post dedicated to my capsule make up picks every season! And first up are my summer picks. These are pretty much my go to staples that I have been obsessed with over the summer months.

For my base I have been loving Benefit Porefessional Primer, that being said, I save it for special occasions so it’s not an everyday primer for me. For my foundation I have the same rule, only on special occasions and days when I need my make up to stay on for hours. 

For concealer I have been loving the Bourjois Radiance Reveal as it’s really creamy and high coverage but it’s still light weight and doesn’t cake up and look thick. 

To add some shape to my face I have been loving the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Contour Stick in medium/dark. This gives me the perfect tanned looking forehead.

My go to bronzer/contour product at the minute is Hoola by Benefit, this is the perfect shade for me right now with a tan. I’m not sure if this is going to work all year round, so I’ll have to wait to find out. 

The Hour Glass Ambient Lighting Edit palette is perfect for travelling as it contains a setting powder, blusher, bronzer and highlight which is really convenient and compact. 

On my brows I like to use a pomade from Anastasia Beverly Hills as this gives a really natural brow look. 

As for mascara I have been wanting really defined black lashes so using the Loreal Superstar mascara helps do this, as it’s double ended it builds up volume and really defines the lashes. 

My go to concealer for covering up pesky spots is Rimmel Lasting Finish, this is a really thick creamy high covereahe formula, I use this under my foundation to get rid of most the redness and then again on top of need. 

Rimmel Stay Matte, this is my go to powder, he only one I have ever used. It really does keep your make up looking matte and in place all day long, plus it’s only £3.99! 

Picking an eyeshadow palette was hard, but I decided to go for one of my newer ones. The Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar by Too Faced. All the shades in here are wearable and work really well together so it’s easy to create multiple looks. 

As for lips, how could the majority not be a Red of some sort! 

On the left is Bear Hug by Tanya Burr Cosmetics, this is a matte nude, it looks really good with a tan and is a really nice subtle shade for when you don’t want a bold in your face shade. 

Next is another Tanya Burr Cosmetics shade this time in a gorgeous bold orange, Wild Safari. This again is matte, and is just so lovely on a hot summers day! 

The next is a liquid lipstick from Mac in the shade Fashion Legacy, this is my most worn lipstick of the summer as it’s long lasting so I don’t have to top it up all the time or worry about it ending up all over my face. 

And lastly is my little YSL beauty in the shade 201,  this is a beautiful matte red perfect for the summer. 

So there is my capsule make up collection, 15 items which are staples. Can you pick just 15 items out of your collection to create a capsule collection? 

Victoria xx 

Summer Holiday Make Up Routine 

Beauty

Hey! So I’ve just got back from my nightmare holiday (there will be a blogpost going up about it, but I feel like I need hours to sit down and write it!). While I was away I got into a really good routine with my make up and pretty much stuck to the same products everyday as I wanted a really glowy bronzed look. So here is what I used and what I came up with…


To prime my skin I used Benefit Porefessional which I am really loving at the moment! For my foundation I used Mac Studio Fix Fluid which is absolutly perfect for hot climates and if you want a long lasting base. But as I was tanning I needed to darken my foundation daily so it matched, in order to do this I used the foundation drops from The Body Shop. These were perfect for adding a little extra colour each day and it was really easy to add the right amount. 

Although my base was getting darker I decided I would keep my under eye concealer really bright so I used the lightest shade of the Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer. This was super hydrating and didn’t dry out my under eye area. I’ve actually forgotten to add the Rimmel Stay Matte powder in the photo, but I used that everyday to set everything in place. 

To add some colour and definition into my face I used Benefit Hoola Bronzer to bronze on my forehead and cheek bones and under my jaw. I then used Benefit Galifornia for blusher, this was the perfect shade for the summer as it’s a really pretty coral shade (and it smells amazing!). 

And lastly to add that extra glow, I used a new highlighter from Tanya Burr Cosmetics in the shade Warm Bronze. I really hesitant at first because I didn’t think I would ever be able to wear it, but with a tan it looked amazing! 


I took two eye shadows with me but pretty much ended up only using Burning Embers from MUA Cosmetics. This had the perfect warm shades for a summers evening, and I could create a different look every night if I wanted. 

On my lashes I used the Loreal False Lash Superstar which is a double ended mascara perfect for building up bold long defined lashes. 

And finally on my brows I have been loving this powder from Freedom, I have been mixing the light and dark shade and this gives a much more natural effect than a pomade. And then to set my brows I used Loreal Brow Plumper in blonde. 

Ofcourse I applied a lipstick every night, but it was a different one every night as I took enough for one per day. Although I’m heartbroken as on the last night I lost Candy K somewhere around the hotel! 

So here are a few selfies from the week! (Excuse the wet hair & flower crown)

Let me know what your go to make up products are on holiday.

Victoria xx