Dainty Alice

A pretty little LUSH, Beauty & Lifestyle blog.

July 2016 Instagram Round-Up

I've been pretty active on Instagram this past month and so thought it would be fun to do my first Instagram round-up. I tend to post more about my life outside blogging on my Instagram than I do on my blog or Twitter, so I feel explaining the moments behind the photos would be a great way for you all to get to know me better.

What's In My Holiday Bag?

It's finally come around! I go on holiday with my family and Sam on Saturday and I am seriously so excited, we've been planning this holiday since this time last year and it's going to be amazing to have some time away from everything.

As there's five of us going, I only have limited space to pack my things in, meaning I'm going to have to stick to the bare minimum makeup wise *cry*. So read on to see what's definitely going in my holiday bag!

10 Things I've Learned From Working Full-Time

I've been at my new job for just over a month now and it's such a huge leap from school, what with the massively increased hours and a totally new environment.

Despite being a challenge, these past few weeks I've learned loads of new things, which I've managed to whittle down to 10 things I've learned from working full-time.

I Try The Make Up For Ever 'Artist Rouge' Collection*

Being a beauty blogger has some amazing perks, one of them being that I was able to try the brand-new Make Up For Ever 'Artist Rouge' lipstick collection a whole week and a half before they were released in stores! It feels like I've finally carved my place in the beauty blogging world, no matter how teeny my blog may currently be.

I was lucky enough to receive not one, not two, but three gorgeous lipsticks in some seriously drool-worthy shades.

Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave Palette

A better photo for this post would be an image of me chasing after a bandwagon, trying to jump on it but being a little too late and falling over, because here's me reviewing the Makeup Revolution 'Fortune Favours The Brave' palette months after everyone else... oops.

But seriously, just LOOK AT IT. Look how pretty it is! How can I not be totally obsessed? It's beaaauuuutiiiful.

How To Have The Perfect Girly Pamper Night

I'm writing this in the bath during my own pampering sesh, after being hit with inspiration over how simply divine it is. 

Now that I'm working full time, it's so important that I make the effort to have some time to myself to just relax, so what better way to do it than with the ultimate pamper night?

£6.50 MAC Velvet Teddy Dupe

I only bought the cult-classic MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick on Friday (you may have seen my excited tweets), but before I even had time to write a review on it, I accidentally bought a dupe for it on Sunday. 

I'm pretty sure this means I need to venture out of my comfort zone when it comes to lipstick shades as I seem to be drawn to the same ones every time, but at least it makes for an awesome dupe blog post!

Illamasqua #VeganBeautyMasterclass Blogger Event

Last Wednesday myself and Miya were lucky enough to be invited to the Illamasqua Vegan Beauty Masterclass in Meadowhall. Always eager at the chance to play with makeup and meet up with fellow bloggers, we jumped at the opportunity.

I've been interested in Vegan beauty for a few months now and I have already begun phasing non-cruelty free skincare and shower products from my routine, however makeup is something I've not yet branched into.

Review: Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! Foundation in 'Believe In Me Ivory'

Blimey, what a mouthful of a title! Benefit are known for their fun and quirky product names (Dew The Hoola, anyone?) and Hello Flawless is no exception. This is Benefit's first liquid foundation, which was created in 2012 and somehow has taken me four years to get round to finally trying.

I acquired this foundation after I had a little bit of a disaster when being colour-matched by another brand. I ran straight to a Benefit stand and begged the Benebabe to fix my face - I'm so glad she did as I fell in love with this foundation from the moment she applied it.

July Beauty Tryouts

My first sassy bag spill photo - I think I pulled it off quite nicely!

Today's post is something I've been wanting to do for a while after seeing it on several other blogs, primarily A Girl Obsessed, who is my biggest idol and inspiration. I buy so much makeup but most of it I never actually write about, so a tryouts post is a great idea and a way of organising which products I need to do full reviews on!

Review: Lime Crime Venus II Palette


Phew, after my first week at my full time job I've finally got round to rescuing my little abandoned blog (yay!)

What better to start off with than a review of Lime Crime's fabulous Venus II palette, following on from my review of Venus: The Grunge Palette from a few weeks ago.