19 October 2014

Breathtaking Brushes | Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury

It was a dull Friday afternoon. I was driving back to my apartment from a less than stellar day at school. Uni for my lovely Brits. I never check my mailbox. But for some reason I had the urge to swing by that day for the off chance that I had received anything. Little did I know my day was going to get a thousand times more golden. 
Rose golden, that is. Yeah, that just happened. Not apologizing.

I had completely forgotten about my cheeky online purchase several weeks before but, 
with a twist of the key and a door swung open, a beautiful surprise sat before me in all its white cardboard box glory. It took everything in me not to squeal as I saw the ZOEVA label 
on the side of the box...I practically hugged my package the whole way home. 

 Boy let me tell you, I've had my eyes on these sexy little numbers for QUITE some time now. 
I had never heard about the Zoeva brand until just over a year ago when I saw them featured on this blogpost by the one and only Zoella...then this set came and every blogger and her mother squealed with excitement. This is a game changer, my friends. 

What happens to a girl who is 1) a magpie to pretty things 2) rose gold obsessed AND 3) obsessed with makeup brushes? She goes a bit cray. Gets a bit overexcited. Develops brush envy. 
Until she can't. wait. any. longer.

Well beauty babes, I am happy to report they live up to my expectations. Here's why. 

  These brushes as stunning with their romantic copper 
touches and the matte finish on the handle.
  They are hella soft. Girl, let me tell you...Sometimes you've gotta 
just feel them on your face.
  This set is a perfect do it all; it's got everything you need!
  They come with a beautiful makeup bag home -- perfect 
for traveling or to just look pretty.
  Great value for the price -- Totally worth it!
♥  I love that they are quite dense but still dry quickly.
  I love white bristles, especially for eye brushes.
♥  No pesky rebel hairs or shedding!
  They are the perfect length and are easy to use.
♥  They make blending an absolute dream.
 Did I mention they are gorgeous? 

Bravo, bravo, bravo.

Have you tried Zoeva brushes yet? Let me know down in the comments what you think. I'd like to know what your favorite Zoeva products are, or maybe your favorite brushes in general! I love hearing from you all, and it's been a while. Hope all is well with my lovely readers. 

Until next time  x 

04 October 2014

Squeaky Clean Feels

What's up beauty babes? It has been a while (and by a while I mean AGES) since I've given you your daily dose of beauty, fashion, and life - how are you? Today I am going to talk about the new addition to my skincare routine: The Clarisonic Mia 2. I know, I know...every beauty blogger and their mother have talked about this so you're pretty tired of seeing it but I can't help myself.

Most of the time it's really hard to tell if your skin has changed or improved, but after several weeks I do see a few differences. I definitely saw brighter and softer skin within the first week. However, apse in the first week of usage, I noticed more spots around my forehead. Now I am definitely no skincare expert, but from my previous experience I understand that this means that the dirt deep inside your pores is surfacing to exit your skin. Soon the spots cleared with continued use and now my skin is back to normal! What's great about this particular model is that there are two speed settings, a normal speed and a gentler speed for delicate skin. I personally use the gentle speed and focus more on my T-zone (forehead, nose area and chin). It's important to be careful about your under eyes and cheeks, usually that skin is more delicate but of course every one is different! The Clarisonic Mia2 comes in many cute colors, is small enough for travel and is waterproof (I use it to wash my face in the shower). I have been loving this little guy and I am looking forward to seeing my skin continue to improve! 

Have any of you tried the Clarisonic? Leave in the comments below what you think! Stay tuned until next time...which may or may not be a review of one of the hottest things in beauty right now :) x

03 October 2014

Life Update

It's been entirely too long since I have attended to this little corner of the inter web and for that, I am sorry. I've received some emails and lovely comments from you all in my absence, and thank you for that - it is incredible to think that there are people on the other side of the planet who keep up with my blog and care about it so much that they were wondering if I had ditched it altogether. Like that is just insane. So thank you! Never fear guys - I am back. Annesque isn't going anywhere :)

My last blogpost is dated August 20th. Yikes. Well, as you can imagine a lot has passed since then. I've moved three hours away from my family and hometown. I have started university classes and have been living on my own in an apartment. I have already had a few mental breakdowns...including that time when my beloved MacBook came to its sad demise...I KNOW. I have met a lot of new people (but let's be honest I still have zero friends), and generally have just been living that college experience. Oh, and I saw One Direction and 5SOS in concert which was prettttyyyy rad if I'm honest. Pretty rad. And although it's been a month or so, I have already learned a lot about myself and I've thought pretty deeply about life and that......This blogpost is completely stupid and rambly. But I am posting it anyway because you deserve to know I haven't left you alone. And I hope you don't mind because I HAVE GOT SOME PRETTY NEAT POSTS COMIN SOON EH! :) x

Also, that picture I took on my phone from my hotel balcony in Paris. Don't know how that really corresponds to the content of this blogpost, because it doesn't really. I was just feeling very nostalgic and eager to return. I have to study (and by that I mean sleep and watch netflix), so goodnight lovelies and in a few days time (fingers crossed) I'll have a couple new features about products I've bought, places I've been, things I've learned...the possibilities are endless. x

20 August 2014

My Summer Beauty Staples

What's up beauty babes? First off, I would like to apologize because I feel like I haven't really been working on my blog that much lately - I think that I may have a future post lined up sort of explaining what kind of place I am in personally at the moment, so do leave a comment if you'd be interested in a post about anxiety and some other personal bits that I may think of sharing with you...Anyways, on to my favorite products of my summer thus far. All of these have been really hyped up with loads of promo prior to their release and then loads of blogposts, YouTube videos and reviews, etc. so I am well sure that you may be completely tired of hearing people like myself rambling on about these products so I do apologize if this post is repetitive for you, but I do tend to wait until hype has died down because I am quite hesitant to buy into hyped up products but alas, I have jumped on the beauty bandwagon AND BOY AM I GLAD I DID.

Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette My goodness gracianious I just love this palette - first of all, the packaging in gorgeous and includes a satisfying magnetic close, a good sized mirror, and nine beautiful shades within. By now you must know that I am an absolute sucker for neutral, natural colors and these are just so gorgeous. I can't remember whose blog/channel I saw this on first but the second I saw it I knew I had to give it a go. The names of the shadows are quite saucy if ya know what I mean - 'Sexpresso' and 'Erotica' among them. It seems that Too Faced has a knack for sexy names like their 'Better Than Sex' mascara, but oh well. The shadows are all super pigmented and easy to wear. I must say I love 'Push Up' (there we go again, heheh), 'Silk Teddy' and 'Honey Pot.' I have used this constantly since I purchased and I am so in love.
Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette (Streak) Oh yes, baby, oh yes. I was a bit hesitant to buy this, just because I wasn't sure how the pale matte bronzer would suit me but I am very pleased with it - the bronzer shade is very light and subtle so it just adds a little bit of life to my usually pale face. The highlighter shade is a gorgeous pinky shimmer and the blush is amazeballs as well. It's a perfect little face palette and it's small/slim packaging makes it perfect for travel.
Benefit They're Real! Push Up Liner Now this one has caused quite the controversy - ever since it's hugely anticipated arrival it has stirred up a LOT of talk. Either you love it, or you hate it. I will be honest it is not the easiest to use at the start - the first time I tried using it I got a lot of flakiness and it just wasn't working out. It definitely requires a bit of dedicated practice but I've gotten to the point where I can just glide this on for a perfect cat eye flick. I am sure you've all heard this before but it has a flexible little rubber nib that the product comes out of with a click of the pen, it is meant to hug your lashes for easy access to the lash line and it is a lovely gel (matte?) formula. It stays on all day and doesn't budge at all which makes it an absolute pain to remove, but over all I am absolutely loving it. 
Thank you for giving my blog a little read, I do appreciate it so so much. Recently I've gathered quite a few more subscribers so thanks a million!!! Do comment below your thoughts on any of these products or what your faves have been this summer! I love reading through all your comments! Do subscribe if you haven't already - all my links are in the sidebar. Have a lovely day! :) xx