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Mother´s Day Gift Guide

23 March 2017
In the UK we are celebrating mother´s day on Sunday 26th March. Mothers tend to be quite selfless and put their children first. Its always nice to give back and show your mother how much you care.

I wanted to put together a last minute gift guide, just in case someone is in need of some inspiration.

gift guide

The Omorovisca 5 Piece Cult Discovery Kit. I love gifting discovering kits as you tend to get quite a lot for your money and it looks really nice. I haven’t tried much from this brand but I know some people swear by it. I think it’s a great discovery kit and reasonably priced, taking into account this is a high end brand. Plus, the little toiletry bag is blush pink, and if you have seen my last post you will know I am completely obsessed. 

Olivia Burton´s Wonderland leather strap watch. I currently have my eye on this watch and have for a while. I just think its a very classic style with a modern twist, I’m obsessed with it and I think it would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s watch collection.

The Therapie Joie bath infusion. Again this is another product I haven’t yet tried but is well loved by many. Apparently this is a good nights sleep in a jar, I’m sure most mothers would love this.

gift guide

Yu Ling Roller, Jade Facial Roller. This is a lovely tool to give as a gift. This seems like the perfect little tool for facial massages. It´s definitely on my wishlist.

Jo Malone Diffuser in English Pear and Freesia. I had to add this one of my mum´s favourite. These diffusers are really expensive but their scent really does fill the room, the also last quite well. 

Fuji Green tea bath tea. This is one of my favourite bath salts ever. I love how it smells and how relaxed I feel after taking a bath. Its also very reasonably priced as most of The Body Shop products tend to be

Landon Tyler. These candles seem to be everywhere at the moment. I haven’t tried any yet but will do soon. They are very reasonable priced and you can get them o offer in Boots.

This is another product that I still haven’t tried but would love too. I just looks like a lovely indulgent gift than.

Foreo Luna Mini 2. I have talked about the Foreo cleansing device in many occasions, see review here. It´s a total game changer, my skin has never been better. It´s pricey but a definite investment. 

10 Emma Hardy Moringa Cleasing Balm. This is one of my favourite cleansing balms, it melts the makeup off your face. It also doubles as an antiaging mask.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend regardless is you celebrate Mothers Day or not.

My marble and blush obsession

19 March 2017
Lately I keep getting drawn to everything marble and blush. Its not normal but it makes me happy and that’s all that really matters right?

Marble phone case caseapp

I have been slowly including a few marble and blush pink pieces to my home, a marble trinket dish here a blush pink cushion there, I just love the airy spring-like feeling it gives. 
I also wanted to change up my laptop case as I´ve had my current one for a couple of years now and I just wasn’t feeling a rainbow coloured case anymore.

Marble laptop skin

I also wasn’t sure if I wanted to get a case this time, I just feel it adds weigh to the laptop which isn’t necessary, so I though about getting a laptop skin instead or like the French would say, a new “coque personnalisée”. I found this amazing laptop skin in caseapp and instantly fell in love. 

Marble laptop  skin marble phone case

The great thing about this website is that it gives you different possibilities. You can either upload an image of your choice, i.e. a picture of your pet, or you can use their designs and customise them if you want.

With my Macbook Air skin I used a design from caseapp and just added a quote to it. I couldn’t be happier with the end result. I mean, I’m so smitten with it I even got a matching iPhone case, this isn’t weird at all right? 

 marble phone case

With my iPhone case I used the same design and just added my initials, its marble, its blush and customised, I’m obsessed!

It also makes a lovely thoughtful gift. Mother´s day is next Sunday, hint hint…

 marble phone case

I have a 20% discount code for the caseapp website, just in case you want to check it out, just enter SPRINGLILIES20.

If you do, I would love to see what designs you come up with so please tag me on Instagram my account is @springlilies_

Glamour Beauty Festival

12 March 2017
Glamour magazine hosted its second beauty theme park and it was incredible! 

The Glamour Beauty Festival 2017
Glamour got together various makeup and skincare brands in London´s Saatchi Gallery and created the most amazing, pampering and fun experience I have ever been to.

As soon as you walk into the Saatchi Gallery you were greeted by the Fiat pool party. In there you could star in your own Glamour cover shoot, doesn’t it sound amazing!

The Glamour Beauty Festival 2017

The event was divided into different Zones.

You had the skincare zone with brans like Elizabeth Arden offering a complementary skin consultations and bespoke oxygen blasts. Fresh offered a mask treatment, were you could choose between clarifying, brightening, moisturising and firming. The skincare zone also included other brands like Pixi and Caudalie.

The Glamour Beauty Festival 2017

The hair zone was hosted by Redken, GHD and OGX. You could style your hair in any off the bars these three brands. I opted for the OGX bar simply because the queue was slightly smaller but all three brands were offering amazing hairstyles.

The Glamour Beauty Festival 2017

In the Nail Zone you could find brands like Nails Inc, Elegant touch and Cheeky nails. There you could enjoy a complementary express manicure. Nails Inc. was also introducing their new collection, which is amazing by the way.    

The Glamour Beauty Festival 2017

The Glamour Beauty Festival 2017

The makeup zone was equally as exciting with brands like Eylure, Marc Jacobs, Laura Mercier, Nars and High Definition brows. I honestly didn’t know were to start.
Marc Jacobs was doing eyes, offering a glam statement eye, whilst Eylure had a team of experts applying eyelashes from their lux range. With Laura Mercier you could learn how to get the perfect dewy base. Nars had a lip bar were you could choose between lip contouring or pop of colour. And High Definition Brows were doing everything from waxing, threading, tinting and trimming.

The Glamour Beauty Festival 2017

The Glamour Beauty Festival 2017

But that’s not all, ticket holders also received a goodie bag worth £190.
Its full of amazing products, like Eylure lashes, and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, and Nars Orgasm blush, Fresh Soy Cleanser, Caudalie Micellar water, Garnier micellar cleasing wash, Laura Mercier Caviar Stick, etc

The Glamour Beauty Festival 2017 goodie bag

The Glamour Beauty Festival 2017 goodie bag

The Glamour Beauty Festival 2017 goodie bag

The Glamour Beauty Festival was absolutely amazing and I had so much fun, I´ll be counting the days until next years Beauty Festival.

Makeup Bag Essentials

9 March 2017
My makeup is normally stored in drawers or on a display on top of my dressing table. I only really use makeup bags when traveling, but I do keep a small makeup bag in my purse for my everyday touch-up essentials. 

makeup bag staples

Today I wanted to share with you the products that get me through the day

Lipstick: I normally have 5 lipsticks that I regularly alternate in my makeup bag. They are all very similar in shade, if you want to see my top 5 favourite lipsticks click here. Today I have the Charlotte Tilbury MATTE Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk. This is a great “your lips but better” shade. I´m currently obsessing over it. I also love to use the Clarins Instant Light Perfector in the shade 07  in the early afternoon. After wearing lipstick for several hours my lips normally tend to dry up, that’s when I use my trusty Lip Perfector, it not only hydrates my lips but it also looks incredible layered on top of fading lipstick.

Charlotte tilbury lipstick pillow talk

Lip Liner: My one and only is the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, its by far my favourite lip liner. I´m not going to go on about it much longer as I feel I have spoken many times about it, its perfect!  

Blotting sheets: I do tend to get quite shiny during the day and I usually use these blotting sheets by NYX. They´re quite good, they don’t have the best packaging but they are very affordable and get the job done.

Powder: After blotting I like to apply a bit of powder, I always use the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Difussed Light. I love this powder as it doesn’t leave you with a matte flat finish, its very luminous and leaves your skin looking full of life.

Hourglass ambient lighting powder in diffused light

Highlighter: I sometimes like to add a bit of highlighter if I feel that my skin is looking a bit dull and tired. Benefit makes the best mini highlighters, I like using High Beam and Sun Beam.

Let me know what products make it into your makeup bag staples.

High End Beauty Haul

5 March 2017
Yes, I have absolute no self control. I keep telling myself I need to stop buying makeup as I have far too much but I just don’t listen.

I will be on a makeup no buy at least until May. I will make it my goal for the next two months, but until then, I will enjoy and try out all the new products I have bought.

Spring lilies beauty haul

I am a huge fan of the Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation (reviewed here). Its one of my favourite foundations at the moment. When I found out that Dior came out with the cushion version of the foundation I decided I needed to try it out. I have only used the Dior Forever Cushion foundation twice so I don’t have a fully formed opinion yet, but I will definitely be reviewing this foundation in the next weeks.

Dior forever cushion foundation
Dior forever cushion foundation

The Dior Addict Lip Sugar scrub is definitely a princess product. There is no need to spend £24.00 for a lip scrub as they are really easy to make at home, but this one is so convenient. The sugar particles quickly dissolve on contact with the lips and leaves a nice pink sheen. I love this product as there is no need to wipe down the excess sugar or anything and it leaves the lips hydrated a prepped for lipstick. I’m totally in love.

Dior addict lip sugar scrub

I loved the lip scrub so much that I needed to try the Dior Addict Lip Glow. I chose the berry shade from the Spring 2017 collection because I am a sucker for anything that´s limited edition. This lip glow is as hydrating as the scrub. I love to use it when my lips are dry but I still want to have a bit of colour.

dior addict lip sugar lips srub and lip glow

I am such a sucker for Hourglass products, every time they come out with a limited edition palette I instantly feel the need to get my hands on it. I was trying to convince myself that I didn’t need another blush palette, but as I said in the beginning of the post, I don’t have self control. So here it is the new Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette. It’s lovely but I do feel a bit guilty for buying another palette, so much so that its been with me for a week and I still haven’t even switched it, which is absolutely ridiculous I know.

Hourglass ambient strobe lighting blush palette

The Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara was a re-buy. This must be the fourth time I purchase this mascara. Its definitely my favourite, it does it all: length, separation and a lots of volume. Love it!

marc jacobs velvet noir mascara

I´ve always wanted to buy a Jo Malone candle and I finally did. I opted for the Peony and blush suede sent and I love it. It doesn’t release the scent until the wax melts but once it does the lovely scent fill the room. It has notes of red apple, peony and suede. I do burn it sparingly but that just makes it feel even more special.

Jo Malone peony and blush suede

Let me know what new products you have been trying lately.

Top 5: Everyday Lipsticks

2 March 2017
Lipstick is one of my favourite makeup items, it can instantly change your appearance.

I don’t usually experiment much which shades, I know what suits me and I normally go for similar shades. I’d rather spend a bit more money on a shade that I know I’m going to wear on a daily basis, rather than spending it on brighter colours that I know I would only wear on rare occasions.

After looking at my lipstick collection I have made a roundup of my top 5 “your lips but better shades”. (Just a heads up, these are all high end lipsticks)

Nars Audacious lipstick in Anita. This shade is described as antique rose, its a medium-dark pink with warm undertones. The colour payoff is incredible, with one swipe your done. It has a satin finish, therefor the formula can be sometimes a bit drying. It lasts well trough the day.

Charlotte Tilbury in Pillow Talk. This is Charlotte´s Tilbury´s highest anticipated beauty launch. The shade can be described as a medium pink with brown undertones. The formula is matte and does tend to be a bit dry. It´s not the most long-lasting formula, but the shade is definitely amazing.

YSL Rouge volupte shine 09

YSL Rouge Volupté in Nude in Private 09. This is the sheerest formula of the bunch but also the most hydrating. I love layering this one on top of a drier lipstick, but is also a beautiful shade on its own. It has a thick and creamy consistency that just glides on the lips. This shade is more of a pinky-nude colour, with a lovely glossy finish.

mac brave

Mac Brave. This shade is described as a pink-beige. I would say it’s a medium pink with a slight hint of brown. It comes in Mac´s satin formula which leaves semi-matte finish. This has been a favourite for many year, its probably the lipstick that started this whole “your lips but better” obsession of mine.

Mac Finally Free. This is a limited edition lipstick and I am going to be so sad when I finish it. This lipstick has quickly become one of my favourites because of its lovely shade and formula. This shade is described as mid tone rosey-nude and comes in a cremesheen formula which is probably my favourite Mac formula. This lipstick is deeper in tone but very wearable, its also extremely comfortable to wear and not drying in the slightest.

Lipstick swatches spring lilies
From left to right Finally Free, Brave, Anita, Pillow Talk & Nude Private
Let me know which is your favourite very day lipstick, I would love to discover new favourites.   

Putting Glamglow to the test

27 February 2017
When I first heard about Glamglow and its Hollywood origin I immediately wanted to try it out. I searched google high and low for reviews and the majority were all very positive, I was sold!

Glamglow face masks spring lilies review

Today I wanted to share with you my experience with the Glamglow masks as not everything is as good as it seems. 

Glamglow masks retail for about £39.00, which is quite expensive for the 34g a tub contains. Luckily they also do travel size tubs which are more affordable and lets you try out the product before committing to the full size one.
I like the packaging but I do realize that having a face mask in a tub isn’t the most hygienic.

Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate treatment. This is the first mask the brand launched and the one known for its tingly sensation. To be honest, I was expecting the tingling sensation to be more intense. 
After drying, the mask becomes an exfoliator once it comes in contact with water. It has tiny micro beads to help exfoliate the skin. I’m not going to lie; I wasn’t very impressed with this face mask. I am not a fan of physical exfoliators and my face felt very tight and dry after. 

Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment

 Glamglow Supermud Clearing treatment. I was most excited about trying this mask. Online reviews indicated you could actually see how it removes the gunk from your pours. I of course needed to try that out for myself. What actually happens is that the mask becomes porous in certain parts of the skin and it may seem like its “doing something” (see embarrassing picture bellow) but to be honest the black heads on my nose are still there.  This mask feels very tight once it has completely dried. In a similar way to the Youthmud, it left my skin feeling very dry.

Glamglow supermud clearing treatment

Glamglow Supermud Clearing treatment

Glamglow Flashmud Brightening Treatment. This mask also contains micro beads. Your meant to apply the product it in circular motion and then leaving it for 20 minutes until the products becomes transparent. Again, I have the issue with manual face scrubs, I’m just not a fan but if you’re into your face scrubs you might enjoy this one. It doesn’t leave your face feeling tight nor dry but I didn’t see my face any brighter after using it.

Glamglow Flashmud Brightening Treatment

Glamglow Dualcleanse Treatment. This mask also contains micro beads, I know shocker. After the mask dries it turns into oil when contact with the skin. This mask is also much gentler than the Youthmud and Tinglexfoliate, and doesn’t leave your face feeling dry.

Glamglow Dualcleanse Treatment.

Glamglow Thirstymud hydrating treatment. This is an okay hydrating mask with a nice coconut scent. It feels nice on the skin but in all honesty I think you can get similar products from the high street.

Glamglow Thirstymud hydrating treatment.

All in all, I am not impressed with the Glamglow masks, I do think they are slightly overpriced based on the results they deliver. But like always this is my opinion and you might absolutely love these masks, that’s the beauty about everybody being different.


Let me know if you have tried these mask and what you think about them.