Thursday, 30 May 2013


 I went out for a few drinks last night, here is the makeup look I went for.  I tried out the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation and I quite liked it.  It's pretty sheer coverage, but with a good primer and a bit of concealer I think my skin looked pretty nice.  I wore my favourite eyeshadow of the moment too, Lhasa by Nars.  My dress was just £5 in the New Look sale, such a bargain.  Lacy dresses like this are a bit of a wardrobe staple for me!  Sorry for the blurry phone picture of it.  This photo also made me realise how long my hair is right now!
Face - Clarins Instant Smooth primer Revlon Nearly Naked foundation 
 in Vanilla, Benefit concealer in 001, Benefit Posietint, Rimmel Stay Matte 
Eyes - Urban Decay eyeshadow primer, Nars Lhasa eyeshadow, Urban Decay Verve
eyeshadow, Mac Vex eyeshadow, L'Oreal Superliner in Black, Lush Eyes Right 
mascara, Sleek Brow Kit
 Lips - Nuxe Reve de Miel lipbalm, Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in Nude Delight

Monday, 27 May 2013

New in: Ren, Essie & Revlon

                                           Essie nail varnish in Maximilien Strasse Hier 
                                           Revlon Nearly Naked foundation in 120 Vanilla
                                           Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Honey
                                          REN glycolactic Radiance Renewal mask

So I went into Superdrug the other day meaning to treat myself to a new Essie nail varnish.   Once in Superdrug I realised they had a 3 for 2 on, and somehow ended up buying the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation, a Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Honey (never tried these before but I like it so far!) and the Essie varnish (please don't make me type out the name again!).  THEN I remembered that my mum had given me a 20% off voucher for Marks & Spencer.  A few months ago, the Marks & Spencer's on Argyle St Glasgow opened a new beauty hall with brands such as Nuxe, Ren, Apivita and Pur Minerals.  It is incredible and I could happily spend all day perusing the aisles of skincare, makeup, hair products and body care.  I've read so many amazing things recently about the Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal mask but at £30 I couldn't quite justify it.  Getting it at £24 is still expensive but I tried it out last night -worth every penny.  Now please don't let me buy anything else for the foreseeable future, this is ridiculous.

PS. I've also made a bloglovin' page so you can follow me over there too if you like! :)

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

What’s In My Makeup Bag

 Bourjois brow pencil – I use a brow kit from Sleek to fill in my eyebrows in the mornings but keep a pencil handy for touch-ups throughout the day.
 Mac Mineralise Skinfinish in Medium – This is so good for any shiny forehead problems.
 Lush Eyes Right mascara – Such a good mascara, and the bottle is the perfect size to carry about.
Topshop lipstick in Innocent –  A nice bright pink, and I love the formula of this.  Well done Topshop.
Benefit Boi-ing concealer - I bought this a few months ago on a complete whim and I love it.  Shade 01 is perfect for my pale Scottish skin and it lasts all day.

What's in your makeup bag?

Sunday, 19 May 2013

I can see clearly now …

Sorry for the cheesy title, I couldn’t help myself.  Today’s post is about some of my favourite eye care products.  I wear contact lenses, and sometimes worry incase I pull or drag at the skin under my eyes when putting them in or removing them.  Lovely image for you there.  So here's a few products I use to help with this.
1.   Simple Revitalising Eye Roll-On - I only bought this a few weeks ago but I really like it so far.  I apply in the mornings and it really brightens up my eyes.
2.   Avene Soothing Eye Contour Cream – I bought this in a French pharmacy a few months ago and use it most nights before bed.  It’s soothing on my eyes and I wake up to smooth skin around my eyes in the morning. 
3.   Clinique All About Eyes Rich – I use this a few times a month.  It’s much thicker than the Avene cream, and is a good pamper product.  At £24 for 15ml, this is a bit much for my student budget.  I probably won't be repurchasing this, but a lovely product nonetheless.
4.   Liz Earle Eyebright – I’ve been using this for years, both to soothe tired eyes and to remove makeup.  Since discovering Bioderma I’ve stopped using this for the latter, but I still like to swoosh some of this on a cotton pad over my eyes if they’re a bit red or puffy.  I always have a bottle of this for emergencies.  Ahem, it’s also nice and soothing on hungover eyes too.

Have you tried any of these products before? What do you use on your eyes? 

Thursday, 16 May 2013

New In: Ollie & Nic necklace

   I first saw this necklace a few weeks ago, and it was love at first sight.  I was initially put off by the rather hefty £18 price tag, but it’s no exaggeration to say it’s been on my mind constantly since the day I saw it.  So today I took the plunge and now, it’s all mine. 

I can’t wait to wear this, it will jazz up so many outfits!  Would you wear this necklace? Are you a fan of Ollie & Nic? X

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


Hello everyone, my name is Angela and welcome to floral tea party.  I’m a 22 year old Scottish student who has just returned from a year abroad in France.  I absolutely loved this experience, I can’t stop telling people ‘it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.’  Not just a space for writing about my travels and adventures, floral tea party will also document my makeup and skincare addiction, and who knows, maybe the odd outfit post if I’m feeling wild.  Happy reading! X