The Autumn Tag 2014

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Hi guys, hope you're well. I've seen the Autumn tag on quite a few blogs recently, so I thought it would be fun to give it a go! There's so much I love about Autumn; the beauty of the changing colours of the trees, the freshness in the air and those cosy, relaxing evenings. Here are my answers! ~

1.  Ok we're talking coffee's - what's your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks/Costa/Cafe Nero etc?

I actually don't like the taste of coffee, so I never drink it! So for me, my favourite seasonal drink has to be hot chocolate. If it has all of the extras (mini marshmallows and whipped cream), then even better!

2.  Accessories - what do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves?

I love wearing chunky knits on those chilly Autumn days. I'm all about scarves and thick jumpers - the more oversized the better! I also opt for my favourite kind of footwear, boots, because they're so comfortable yet stylish.

3.  Music - what's your favourite music to listen to during Autumn?

I can't say that my music taste changes when it comes to a new season. But some artists I've been loving recently are Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and Paloma Faith.

4.  Perfume - what's your favourite scent for this time of year?

I just wear whatever perfume takes my fancy, really. I don't have a go-to Autumn scent. Two perfumes I've enjoyed wearing recently are Oh, Lola by Marc Jacobs and Princess by Vera Wang - they both smell divine!

5.  Candles - what scents will you be burning this season?

I'm a huge candle fan. Doesn't it feel so relaxing to chill out with a candle lit beside you? I love a variety of scents but during Autumn I love the smell of an Apple Cinnamon scented candle I have.

6.  What do you love most about Autumn?

There's sooo many things! I love how beautiful everything is during Autumn, the crunchy leaves on the ground, going on long walks in the park, those evenings where you wrap up warm and cosy with a good book. Oh - and I love how it marks the run up to Christmas!

7.  Favourite makeup look?

My makeup doesn't change that much during Autumn. I always love wearing a neutral smoky eye and I usually pair this with a nude/pink lip. I'm currently searching for the perfect berry lip shade as I want to experiment a bit more when it comes to Autumnal makeup. I do experiment with my nails though - the darker, vampy shades come out!

8.  What are you looking forward to most in Autumn?

Spending time with loved ones, relaxing cosy evenings and living in comfy knitwear.

Thanks so much for reading this. If you've done this tag then let me know in the comments section below - I'd love to have a read of your answers!

Love, Telina

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New Room Decor

Recently, I picked up a few new accessories for my room; so today I'm sharing the items that I bought. All of the products featured are from Tiger - a shop that sells a variety of affordable products. Whenever I go in there I always find cute bits and bobs for my room and this trip was no different!

The first products I purchased were these cute stones - and they were a bargain at just £1 each! I think that they make a really nice addition to my room. Everyone needs a bit of peace and luck in their life after all! There were also a few other stones to choose from including "love" and "happiness", but I chose these two as the colours match my room the best.

I couldn't leave the shop without buying this adorable owl tea light holder. I'm so glad I got this - it looks great placed on my dressing table! I love how decorative it is and I think it adds a really nice touch to my room. It looks even more beautiful when you place a lit tea light candle inside and can see the light shining through the diamond shaped holes.

Lastly, as my makeup brushes were in a need of a home, I decided to purchase this white pot. I've been looking for storage for my makeup brushes for a while now, so I'm very pleased that I came across this. The design is really nice and the size is perfect for my brushes.

What do you think of these homeware pieces?

Love, Telina

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L'Occitane Delightful Rose Limited Edition Hand Cream | Review

L'Occitane Delightful Rose Limited Edition Hand Cream | Review
L'Occitane Delightful Rose Limited Edition Hand Cream | Review
Hi guys! I just wanted to give a heads up that Marie Claire magazine comes with a free L'Occitane hand cream worth £8 this month. There are three limited edition hand creams to choose from: Delightful Rose, Vanilla Bouquet and Zesty Lime, or you can choose the classic Shea Butter version. I decided to go with Delightful Rose and today's post is a review of the product.

I've never tried any L'Occitane products before this one, even though I've always been curious about the brand - so I was very happy to see that this product came free with Marie Claire! Choosing the scent was a no-brainer for me; as I love all things floral scented, I went with Delightful Rose. And I have to say that it smells gorgeous! If you're a floral fan then you'll definitely love this.

As for the hand cream itself, because it contains 20% Shea Butter, it's super creamy, nourishing and moisturising. It's perfect for the colder months that can leave our hands feeling rough and dry. I know for sure that I'll be using this throughout Autumn and Winter to keep my hands protected from the harsh weather. It's non greasy and it sinks into the skin very quickly so you aren't left with an oily residue. After I've used this, my hands are left looking and feeling lovely and smooth for a long time.

All in all, I'd definitely recommend this. I'm even tempted to pick up another scent as I do like the sound of some of the others.

Will you be picking up Marie Claire this month? Which scent will you be going for?

Love, Telina

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October Beauty Wishlist

It's been quite a while since I've written a beauty wishlist on my blog - so today's post is just that! There's quite a few beauty products that have caught my eye at the moment - both high street and high end. Here are my favourites...

1) MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle - I'm a huge fan of highlighters as I love the effect they give to the face - they really do add that extra something. One that I'd love to try is the popular MAC Soft & Gentle highlighter. It's raved about a huge amount and I've read so many positive reviews about it. I think it looks stunning - I may have to splurge on this one day!

2) Zoella Beauty Let's Glow Fragranced Candle - I'm sure most of you would have heard about Zoella's new beauty range by now. If you haven't, then you must be living under a rock! The whole range looks really good but the product that appealed to me the most was the Let's Glow fragranced candle. Relaxing with a candle is one of my favourite ways to unwind. This one has a blend of white wood accents, sweet vanilla and soft floral notes - it sounds perfect!

3) Zoella Beauty Fizz Bar - Another product from Zoella's range that caught my eye was the bath fizz bar. Shaped like a chocolate bar, this product contains 8 fizzy cubes that create a fragrantly fizzy bath. I love the sound of this and would love to try it out during a pamper night!

4) Rimmel Brow This Way Gel in "Blonde" - Next up is an eyebrow product from Rimmel London. This eyebrow gel sounds great - it's meant to keep your brows in place all day whilst adding a tint of colour. It comes in four shades - "blonde," "mid brown," "dark brown," and "clear."

5) Benefit Majorette Blush - One of Benefit's latest offerings is this cream to powder blush. It's a peach shade that looks like a lovely, wearable everyday blush colour to give your cheeks a natural looking, healthy glow.

6) Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in "Love Liberty" - I'm more of a pink/nude lips kind of girl, so I don't own many dark lipsticks. One I do like the look of is the Charlotte Tilbury Matte lipstick in the shade "Love Liberty" - a gorgeous wild rose. I'd love to own this as I think it's the perfect autumnal shade.

What's on your wishlist? Have you tried any of these products?

Love, Telina

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Budget Blushers

Budget Blushers
Blusher is one of my favourite type of makeup products. Just adding a sweep of colour to the apples of your cheeks can instantly give you a healthy glow and transform your face. Today, I will be sharing three affordable blushers with you. All of the products featured are under £10!

Makeup Revolution's single powder blush in "Now!"

First up, and the cheapest out of the three, is Makeup Revolution's single powder blush in the shade "Now!" It's a lovely mid rose pink, which I think is a great shade for Autumn. The Makeup Revolution powder blushers are just £1 - which is an incredible price! Despite the inexpensive price tag, this blusher is really good quality. I find it to be well pigmented, long lasting and easy to apply - amazing!

Sleek Rose Gold blusher

Another great budget blush is Sleek's "Rose Gold" blusher. It's a beautiful coral shade that has a gold shimmer running through it. I love the fact that this blusher contains shimmer; as well as adding colour, it gives a radiant glow and a flattering highlighting effect to the cheeks. Like all Sleek blushers, the quality is amazing. It's super pigmented; so you only need a small amount on your blush brush. It's also very long lasting as it stays put all day. The blush also comes with an inbuilt mirror, which is always handy! This blush costs just £4.49 and I think it's a must-have blush product.

Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher in Rose D'or

Last but not least is the Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher in "Rose D'or," a pretty bright, peachy pink shade with gold particles in it. It's a shade that is really flattering and one that I think would suit a range of skin tones. This product is a baked blush so a little goes a long way and it also has excellent colour pay off. Its rose scented aroma smells divine and I love the fact that it comes with an inbuilt mirror and a cute mini blush brush. It costs just £7.99 and is definitely worth a try.

Here are some swatches of all three blushers:
Swatches - Makeup Revolution Blush in Now! // Sleek Rose Gold Blush // Bourjois Round Pot Blusher in Rose d'Or
(First photo - without flash // Second photo - with flash) (Left to right) 
Makeup Revolution Blush in Now! // Sleek Rose Gold Blush // Bourjois Round Pot Blusher in Rose d'Or

I like to use my Real Techniques Blush Brush to apply these products - it applies blusher evenly and is very easy to work with. It's also super soft and fluffy!

Have you tried any of these blushers? What do you think of them?

Love, Telina

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