Beauty: Zoeva Rose Golden Vol. 2 Luxury Brush Set

Are these not the most beautiful make-up brushes you have ever seen? I am in so much love. I have been eyeing up this set from Zoeva for some time and last weekend I decided to bite the bullet and treat myself. I've heard lots of good things about Zoeva brushes so thought it was a worthy investment - and worth the money just for how gorgeous they look on my dressing table!

This is their Rose Golden Vol. 2 Luxury Brush Set which contains 8 luxury face and eye brushes - they all come in a gorgeous rose gold bag too. The brushes included are;

♥ 104 Buffer Brush 
♥ 109 Luxe Face Paint Brush 
♥ 126 Luxe Cheek Finish Brush 
♥ 228 Crease Brush 
♥ 226 Smudger Brush 
♥ 234 Luxe Smoky Shader Brush
♥ 317 Wing Liner Brush
♥ 322 Brow Line Brush

It's a great selection of brushes and ones I'll be using most days so I'm really pleased. Have you tried Zoeva brushes before?

You can buy the set for £49.99 here*.

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Beauty: Too Faced Happily Ever Lasting Lips & Cheek Duo

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I received this Too Faced Happily Ever Lasting Lips & Cheek Duo* in a package from the lovely people at Debenhams and wanted to share as I really rate it. Strangely, I can't find it to purchase anywhere online but you can buy the products separately. 

I like Too Faced but I've never found a product which has wow-ed me. I really like their Shadow Insurance but have tried a few of their eyeshadows and haven't been overly impressed - this was a few years back though so I imagine the formulation has changed since then as I have heard good things recently.

So onto the products - this is a cute little gift set which comes with the Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Nude and the Too Faced Love Flush long-lasting blush in Love Hangover. The blush comes in cute heart packaging and looking at the individual product online I think there should be a mirror in the compact so may be missing from mine. This is a really pigmented blush which claims to last on your skin for hours and Love Hangover is a gorgeous pink shade. 

The real winner for me however is the Melted Lipstick - this is a liquified long wear lipstick and oh, it is just divine and now I want to buy every shade that they have!  I've tried liquid lipsticks before and have found them effective but really drying- this however feels really light and moisturising on my lips. It applies very glossy and quickly dries to a light finish, but still keeps the glossy look. It also lasts for ages. LOVE.

The lipstick costs £17.10 (RRP £19) and the blush costs £22.50 (RRP £25) from Debenhams.

Life: Five day trips you can do from London

Living in London is great, and you have a million things on your doorstep to see and do. However sometimes it's nice to get out of the city and see some new places. The country is so well connected and you can see some amazing towns and cities by taking a quick train - probably in the same time that it usually takes to cross London! Here are some suggestions from me - do leave comments with your recommendations of places to visit too.

1. Brighton - Brighton is such a brilliant city and full of things to do, without being overwhelmingly big. You can go shopping, eat in a cute little cafe, walk along the pier, visit the beach and go out dancing at the end of the night if you fancy! Brighton is 55 minutes from Victoria or an hour from London Bridge.

2. Cambridge - I adore Cambridge. It is truly beautiful - probably the most beautiful city I've ever seen actually. It feels so British, if that makes sense. Cambridge is obviously home to the famous University and you can't miss the colleges which are pretty breathtaking. If you visit when it's warm you can go punting on the river which I am still yet to do! Cambridge is 50 minutes from London KX.

3. Henley-on-Thames - Henley is a lovely town set by the Thames. It's home to the famous Henley Regatta which is always a very fun day out! I visited in the summer for a hen do and we hired a self-drive boat which I would highly recommend- if only to nosy at the spectacular houses by the river. The Chocolate Cafe is also meant to be a real treat. Henley is 45 minutes from Paddington.

4. Oxford - Oxford is famous for its University colleges which feature in many of the early Harry Potter films and there are many trails you can do to see all of the HP sights. It's also home to a lot of history and countless lovely little pubs and cocktail bars. Oxford is an hour from Paddington.

5. Bath - Bath is a little further afield but well worth it. All of the buildings are gorgeous and it is the only place in the UK where you can bathe in naturally hot spa water - their Roman Style Baths are just amazing. Bath is an hour and a half from Paddington.