Monday, 14 August 2017

Sunshine Blogger Award

*Edit I apologise for the layout of this post, it didn't seem to want to space out!

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog.
So this is the Sunshine Blogger Award which I was kindly nominated for by Britt from Alternatively Speaking, you can read her post here. I'd like to thank Britt for tagging me and you can find my answers to her questions below.
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers who are creative, positive and inspiring. Once nominated the blogger is required to write a post in which they:
  1. Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them.
  3. Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  4. Notify your nominees and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
  1. What do you like most about blogging?
    Having my own space to write my own things and publish my own content.
  2. How did you choose your blog’s name?
    I wanted a Claire related nickname and Éclair fitted and Cares just came because I write about things I care about.
  3. What does ‘friendship’ mean to you?
    Friendship is someone who cares for you, looks out for you, listens and makes effort with you.
  4. If money wasn’t an option, what one thing would you buy right now without hesitation?
    I'd probably buy loads of clothes and makeup and go for loads of Spoons visits with my best friend.
  5. What is your biggest fear?
    My anxiety, death and not being happy
  6. What is your current favourite song?
    My current favourite song is probably Chris Brown's Kiss Kiss or Charli XCX's Roll With Me.
  7. What is the most amazing thing you have experienced while traveling?
    I'm not sure actually.
  8. What is your fondest childhood memory?
    Probably visiting my grandparents. They would always be great weekends. And going on family holidays to Wales. They are really good memories of my childhood.
  9. If you had to leave right now and could only take 3 things with you to a mysterious, unknown destination, what would you bring and why?
    I'd take a friend, my phone and some clothes because I'd need someone with me, my phone goes everywhere with me and clothes is kind of obvious!!
  10. What is your favourite quote?
    One of my favourite quotes is from Beyoncé's Pretty Hurts music video, where Bey answers the a question 'My aspiration in life, is to be happy.' It really sits with me.
    I also love the quote 'You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think' from Winnie The Pooh.
  11. When you aren’t blogging, what are you doing?
    Either listening to music, watching YouTube videos. Or watching TV.

    I tag any of you that want to do this tag to do it and the questions I leave for you are:
    1. Who was your first concert?
    2. If you could befriend any celebrity, who would it be and why?
    3. Favourite snack?
    4. You have a day trip with your best friend. How do you spend it?
    5. What are two of your favourite movies?
    6. Where is the furthest you've travelled?
    7. What's your favourite mascara of all time?
    8. Favourite restaurant?
    9. Who was your first celebrity crush?
    10. Favourite fruit?
    11. Who's Instagram do you love to peep at?

    Thank you so much for reading! And once again thank you Britt for nominating me lovely!!

    Love & hugs,
    Claire xxxx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Zoella Jelly & Gelato: Body Pudding & Shower Shake Review

Hey everyone!

I was very excited to hear of Zoe releasing a new range of products for Zoella Beauty, as their products have always impressed me and appealed to me in the past.

Her new range, Jelly and Gelato in cooperates the summery vibes of ice cream and all those tasty treats and scents you have in summer.

The actual scent is described as being 'Elderflower and Pomegranate' which I'd describe as being quite fruity and fresh, although different to that of her previous collection Tuity Fruity.
As soon as I smelled it, I knew I'd used something with a similar scent and I worked out it was a M&S Passionfruit body butter which shared a very similar scent. I'll have to see how it sits with me in terms of Zoella Beauty scents, as it tends to take a couple of months for me to be able to decide where it goes in the ranking, as Sweet Inspirations really grew on me a few months later than when I first bought the products. The scent itself is very lovely and I can definitely see myself wearing it a lot.

Body Pudding:
This cute little tub resembles a little ice cream tub, which I absolutely adore.
It is extremely moisturising and makes your skin feel so soft, I was actually surprised at how smooth my hands and body felt. It's probably the most smoothing product she's released so far I'd say.
I love how my skin feels after I've used it. It feels very luxurious and as if it would be more expensive than what it actually was, because of the amazing moisturising ability this has. It is a gorgeous product and the scent is very prominent in it. I was very impressed!

Shower Shake:
The Shower Shake Body Wash has the most adorable packaging, shaped like a little milkshake, it is SO adorable and captures those summer vibes perfectly!
Unfortunately, my bottle of Shower Shake is broken and doesn't shut properly, which is a problem I've never had with any of Zoe's products before, so I must have just got a faulty one!
It shares the same scent as Body Pudding, although I found it to not be as strong once I'd used it, as some of her other shower products have been stronger after use. The scent didn't sit on my skin as well as the body pudding did. Although I absolutely adore the packaging, it isn't my favourite of Zoe's shower products.

That being said, I'm excited for future Zoella Beauty releases, as Zoe always manages to produce the most eye-catching packaging and gorgeous products, so it's 100% okay if this isn't my favourite collection. We all have different scents we do and don't like or products that do better work on us than others do.

Have any of you bought any Jelly and Gelato products?

Love & hugs,
Claire xxx

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Don't Pink Of It Review

Hey everyone!

So recently I picked up my very first Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet liquid lipstick. I've actually never owned any of Bourjois' Rouge Edition lipsticks, but I know Chanelle from Chanelle Hayley has expressed her love for Frambourjois, one of Bourjois' other liquid lipsticks, so I was quite intrigued to try them out.

The shade I chose was Don't Pink Of It, which I thought was going to be a pale baby pink nude.

In shops, Bourjois' liquid lipsticks are actually more expensive than NYX's, which suggests ultimately, that the quality is that bit dearer, which was also intriguing as I own a fair few NYX liquid lipsticks and am very

The formula is definitely more on the luxurious side, it's very creamy and comfortable on the lips.
The matte effect looks very natural and you can see it's velvety effect.

It does feel slightly wet on the lips, only slightly, in comparison to Sleek's liquid lipsticks which dry completely, the Bourjois liquid lipsticks do feel a bit moisturising, but dabbing with a tissue could definitely sort this out. I tried this and it definitely helps.

I do love the colour, but I was definitely mistaken in thinking it's a baby pink nude. It's more of a mid pink shade, on the bolder side than the nude side. I absolutely love the colour it just isn't what I was intentionally looking for, but I know I'm going to get a lot of wear out of this!

Do you own any of the Bourjois Rouge lipsticks? Let me know!
Love & hugs,
Claire xxx