Sunday, 31 January 2016


It's been a while since I've written a Beauty Loves post. If you're new around here, Beauty Loves is my fancy name for my monthly beauty favourites. The last time I wrote one of these posts was in June. Where has the time gone? January has been a great month for testing new products because I received lots of new makeup for Christmas, so I have been slowly working through trying each of them and pretty much none of them disappoint. I have also rediscovered some old favourites.


Monday, 25 January 2016


I know how hard it is to come up with blogpost ideas, trust me. Sometimes it's a struggle to come up with unique content which will keep my readers interested and make them come back to read more. Here's some blogpost ideas for when you're stuck in a blogging rut, but you can always add your own twist. 

Monday, 18 January 2016


I often rely on beauty bloggers for their reviews and swatches of a product that I'd like to try. I can browse for hours reading the thoughts of my favourite bloggers before I decide to take the plunge and try it. This usually happens when I'm looking into purchasing a high end make-up product because there is often pressure when you're at a make-up counter and it definitely pays off to have spent some time doing some research. 

Monday, 4 January 2016


2015 was a great year for Cupcakes and Candyfloss, we had over 24,000 page views, celebrated it's first birthday and shared many product reviews and tutorials. This year I have tried and tested lots of beauty products, some not so great, but most I have loved and a few have become part of my daily routine. 

The Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation* has to be my all time favourite foundation. The light weight formula makes it wearable for for everyday. It's my go-to foundation for a medium coverage that lasts really well on the skin and it can easily be built up in areas you need extra coverage. I have been wearing it everyday for sixth form over the past few months as I love it and it gives a subtle dewy finish to the skin. 

On the days I have been needing a little more coverage or when I have been filming, I have been using the L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation. This is a full coverage, matte foundation that feels lightweight on the skin. 

For the past year I've been following up my foundation by applying some of the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer on any blemishes or redness that the foundation hasn't covered. I saw on Twitter last week that Collection sells 6 tubes of this every minute in the UK and rightly so because it is a great full coverage concealer for the minimal price. 

The Soap and Glory Solar Powder is great for adding the colour and life back into your skin that you have lost from applying your foundation. I usually apply this with a duo-fibre brush in a three shape, along my temples, underneath my cheekbones and then along my jawline. 

The Maybelline Colour Tattoos are my all time favourite eyeshadow bases as they create a great base for any eyeshadow look. I can't do my eyeshadow without using them. I mostly reach for the shades 'Creamy Beige' and 'Creme De Rose' because they are neutral and add little or no shimmer to the lid. 'Creme De Rose' is a recent edition to my collection but as soon as I tried it, it became a favourite immediately. 

I love wearing eyeshadow but sometimes I don't have the time to be blending 3 different colours into the crease of my eye. On those days, I have been reaching for Mac 'All That Glitters' this is a gorgeous peachy champagne shimmer that looks amazing washed all over the lid and makes my blue eyes pop. You can see me using it in my fresh everyday makeup look here. 

I have been trying out lots of products from Billion Dollar Brows this year and a recent favourite of mine is their Mad About Brows Palette. This contains 4 eyebrow shades, blonde, light brown, taupe and raven-which is a black and also a sculpting wax. I have been applying the sculpting wax onto my brows for the past few months and then the blonde shade using a brow brush. I find this gives me natural and the sculpting wax keeps them in place all day and doesn't make your brows crunchy or waxy.

The Nars Blush 'Orgasm' has been giving a gorgeous glow to my cheeks since April. It's a pretty coral pink shade with golden glitter. Despite the horrible name, this is a wonderful blush shade and is one I reach for if not everyday. 

To add some shimmer to the tops of my cheekbones and the other high points of my face, I have been using the Mac 'Soft and Gentle' Mineralise Skin Finish. It has a very finely milled texture and adds a stunning sheen to your face. 

The Bourjois Colour Boost 'Proudly Naked' has been my favourite lip product without a doubt this year. You all know how scared I am of darker lip colours and therefore this pink-nude shade is just right for me. The formula is glossy, sheer and moisturising-everything I look for in an everyday lip product. 

What are some of your most used products in 2015? 


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Friday, 1 January 2016


I'm definitely embracing the New Year, fresh start, particularly on my blog. In the past sixth months I've definitely slipped in terms of blogging. I was thoroughly enjoying blogging until I had to put it on hold for my GSCE's and since then I haven't really got back into the swing of things. In order to kick off this New Year, I thought it would be best for me to reintroduce myself and what you can expect to see on Cupcakes and Candyfloss during 2016. (Can you believe it's 2016 already?!) 

Hello, I'm Lauren, I'm 16. I've had my blog for nearly 2 years now and I have loved it. This blog became Cupcakes & Candyfloss back in August 2014. Due to school work being my main priority, there will be at least one blogpost every week and one video on my YouTube channel, which you can find here.

In terms of posts...

Beauty: My greatest passion is beauty and as I started blogging in order to share reviews and tutorials of my favourite make-up products, this is mainly what you can expect to find here this year. My make-up collection is forever growing and I find it exciting trailling out new products in order to share my thoughts on them.

Tips: I am introducing a new section this year which is going to be tips, and here you will be able to find blogging advice, make-up advice and so much more. I thought this would be a great addition to Cupcakes and Candyfloss as I love writing this style of post. 

Lifestyle: Occasionally you will see a few posts which are lifestyle related such as recipes, DIY's and outfits. Yes, a scary thought but when the weather gets better I would love to create some outfit style posts. 

I hope you are looking forward to what's to come in 2016 as I certainly am!

What's one of your New Year's Resolutions?


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