Thursday, 29 December 2016

Glam New Years Eve Party Look

With New Years Eve coming up very soon, I decided to create a glam look as some makeup inspiration for the celebratory night. I love trying out new and different eyeshadow looks, even if they don't turn out how I imagined. I went for quite a simple yet pretty eye look - you could even add some glitter if you wanted to look even more glam.

new years eve makeup blog

What I Used:
Firstly, I applied my foundation from Revlon in the colour 'buff' and my Maybelline superstay 24 hour concealer in the colour 'light'. To set my foundation, I used my stay matte powder from Rimmel in the shade 'soft beige'. For my brows, I used my Maybelline master shape brow pencil. To set the hairs into place, I used my Maybelline brow drama sculpting mascara.

To prime my eyes, I used my NYX HD eyeshadow primer. On the outer part of my lid, I applied the shade 'darkside' from the Naked 3 palette as I was going for sort of a dark, grey, smoky colour. Next, I used the first shade on the second row of the eyes like angels palette from Makeup Revolution, (see the palette here), and applied it on the middle of my lid and blended it into the darker colour. Then, I used the last silver shade on the bottom row from the same palette from MUR to fill in the rest of my lid. Then, I blended it all in together.

new years eve makeup blog post

I am still working on my blending skills, I'm definitely improving, I guess it just takes time. Also, it would be so much easier if the shades in this certain palette from Makeup Revolution had individual names (sigh).
I then applied my highlighter from Louise Young on my brow bone and on the inner corners of my eyes. I used my favourite pair of lashes, 'Fleur loves' and applied my lash sensational mascara afterwards to blend the lashes together. If you want natural looking but glam lashes, these are the ones. Finally, I put on eyeliner, lippy and set my face.

All the best for 2017!
Thursday, 22 December 2016

A Cheaper Alternative to Urban Decays All Nighter Setting Spray?

maybelline setting spray review blog

cheap good setting spray

There was a deal on in Boots at the time I bought this. I think it was something like if you get 3 for 2 on Maybelline cosmetics, you get a free setting spray. As I always do, I done the 3 for 2 deal and took the free setting spray, obvs.
I swear by my Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray, I wouldn't turn back to anything else. But as it was free, I really wanted to try this out and see if it did the job.

All you have to do is give it a good shake and simply spray it on your face after you've done your makeup. It does leave your face quite wet unlike UDs All Nighter, but it's okay after around ten seconds. Yes, this keeps my makeup in place all day but unfortunately it doesn't control my oily skin. Also, my makeup seems to look quite 'cakey' and bundle in certain places by the end of the day - usually where my pores are; around my nose and cheeks.

So, this could be a cheaper alternative to Urban Decays All Nighter as it still does the same job but it's just not as good. I'd probably use this if I was running a few errands whereas if I was working a nine hour shift, I'd stick with my holy grail All Nighter.

What drugstore setting sprays have you tried?
Sunday, 18 December 2016

A Round Up of My 2016 Beauty Favourites

beauty favourites 2016 blog post

I have tried many beauty products throughout the year and many of them I have loved. I decided to round up my most favourite products of 2016 and let you know how they worked for me.

I bought the Urban Decay all nighter setting spray after my best friend let me use hers for a night out. Since that night, I haven't gone a day without using my setting spray - it really does work. If you haven't yet tried this out, seriously, where have you been? I don't know why I didn't buy this earlier. Next is my contour kit from Sleek, this is THE perfect shade for contouring if you have pale skin. The highlight is also beaut too! This little drugstore kit is so pleasing for just £6.99 - it lasts ages, it's easily blendable and the pigmentation is top-notch. Read a full review on this here.

I bought the fleur loves lashes from Boots back in July and I have loved them ever since. They're only half lashes but they look so natural and still give a 'full effect' look and they're so lightweight too, perfect for day and night. The PR team from Dr Botanicals actually sent me this body cream back in the Summer time to review. It smells beautiful, I don't think I'll ever fall out of love with this body cream - trust me, it's really worth the money. Read my review here. Obviously I had to include Garniers micellar water in this post. Can you believe that I never tried it beforehand? It has been such a popular beauty product for a number of years. I've finally jumped on the bandwagon, oh well better late than never, right?
beauty favourites round up 2016

Next up is the brush egg, this isn't a product but it's a very handy tool. It's excellent for deep cleaning makeup brushes, it's very quick and easy to use. Again, you can read a more in depth review here. If you're quite a frequent reader of my blog, you would know that I have only recently tried out and ended up loving the bubblegum lip scrub from Lush and the Shaaanxo palette. If you suffer with dry lips and you're looking for a gentle and affordable scrub, this is the one for you. Read more about it here.

I'm quite a new owner of the Shaaanxo palette and since swatching everything included in the palette, I have been in love. Everything about it is perfect. The shadows and lipsticks are so pigmented and every colour comes out how it looks in the palette. Read more about why I loved it here. Lastly is my body lift cellulite control cream from Clarins. I think near enough every woman has cellulite, it's not a bad thing. I don't have much of it but it's sometimes a little visible on the back of my legs. I really don't use this as often as I should because honestly, I cba.
But, it does work. It'll probably take longer to notice a difference if you have more of it. This product isn't cheap either so I'm glad it actually does something unlike other products.

What have been your top beauty favourites this year?
Tuesday, 13 December 2016

My Winter Makeup Staples

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my winter makeup staples

I don't know about you but I have certain favourite products that I use on a daily basis in the Winter months. I like to use a lip scrub in the Winter as I get really dry, chapped lips. I bought the bubblegum lip scrub from Lush back in the Summer. It smells amazing and it does the job. This is also fantastic to use before applying liquid lippies, we all know how they end up looking when you have dry lips, ay?

I also like to use a good ol' face wash to proper cleanse my skin. I particularly like this seaweed one from The Body Shop, it thoroughly cleanses my skin and it's gentle. As much as I love applying makeup, I like keeping my makeup quite neutral in the Winter due to my pale skin. Oh, does anyone else feel like they look much paler in the Winter? As you can see, this is one of my all time favourite nude palettes, the shadows are almost gone. They're lovely light neutral colours and they're also easy to blend.

winter makeup staples

winter makeup essentials blog

Who doesn't love a red lip? I find that they're so much more flattering in the Winter months... especially with Christmas, New Years and the colder weather. My favourite proper bright red lippy has to be this one from Burberry, it's my Winter go-to lip product. Lastly, is obviously my holy grail setting spray from Urban Decay. This product is honestly worth every penny and if you haven't yet tried it, where have you been all this time? Even though I'd use this more in the warmer weather, it's also perfect for the colder months and shittier weather.
Thursday, 8 December 2016

Garnier Anti-Ageing BB Cream Review

garnier bb cream review

I've never really been fond of BB creams, they've never interested me at all. I've only recently started using the Garnier BB cream instead of using foundation on my 'lazy days'. It's quite a standard sized tube, you don't need a lot of product to cover your face. The box it comes in has all the information you need to know on the back of the box (always handy).

I bought the BB cream in the colour 'light' and believe it or not, it is the lightest colour they do. It's honestly not great for the palest of people as it has an orange tone to it. But, it's a very thick creamy product which applies evenly and easily. I'm not too keen on the smell but it's not terrible. It feels lighter on the face than foundation does. The anti-ageing side to it definitely works for me as it evens out the skin tone, hydrates and firms the skin. It also lasts near enough all day which is just what we need when we're having a minimal make-up day.

In the long run, I wouldn't recommend this BB cream to the pale bunch as you'd look like new recruits to Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory. It also goes patchy and groups into different places on your face whilst applying make-up on top. Apart from those bad things, everything else is good - including the UV protection SPF 15, anti-ageing and how it applies.

Have you tried any of Garniers BB creams?
Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Stocking Fillers For Him & Her

I can't believe that it's almost December, honestly where has this year gone? I've actually got quite a lot of Christmas shopping done already, which has shocked me as I'm usually so unorganised and leave it all last minute. Anyway, it's that time of the year again to write up gift guides. I have found some fab ideas for stocking fillers for both him and her this year.

stocking fillers for him blog post

Anti-Farting Chocolate Drops - £3.99
Merry Christmas Reindeer Boxer Shorts - £8
Happy Jackson Hip Flask - £12
For Fox Sake Mug - £6.99
Joop! Homme Eau de Toilette - from £29.99
Black Bobble Beanie Hat - £15
Wall Mounted Bottle Opener - £4.99

stocking fillers for her blog post

Boux Avenue 'Love Boux' Body Mist - £10
River Island Black Snake Print Purse - £17
Cream Pom Pom Beanie - £2.50
Essie Let It Snow Nail Polishes Gift Set - £13
Lush Mistletoe Bath Bomb - £4.25
Open Knot Cuff Bracelet - £8
I'm On The Naughty List Briefs - £4.99
Boux Avenue Red Bow Slippers - £16
Ardell Wispies Lashes - £5.49
White Pom Pom Slipper Socks - £5.99
Saturday, 26 November 2016

Is This Goodbye to Blackheads?

shills black mask review blog

The Shills purifying black peel off mask may sound very familiar to you, it's been very popular for quite some time now. I wanted to see what all the hype was about, so I bought the inexpensive mask from eBay and tried it out near enough straight away.

It's a very thick and gooey mask which I find so satisfying to apply. Like most masks, apply it to a clean but dry face and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. I leave mine on for the full thirty minutes. It tightens my face but it's not an uncomfortable tight feeling. Peeling it off is the worst part about it, it's so painful. The pain is worth it though as after peeling it off, my face looks mattified, brighter and feeling refreshed. You can also see the dirt and impurities on the bits you've peeled off, ew. But, it's good that you can see what the mask does.

It reduces the appearance of pores and blackheads but my stubborn blackheads have decided that they don't want to go anywhere just yet. I don't know how often you're meant to use this, I'm currently using it once a week as I'm worried that if I use it more, it'll dry my skin out. It thoroughly deep cleanses your skin which is why I fully recommend this. Although I'm not saying goodbye to blackheads just yet, I'm getting closer!

shills black mask

Thursday, 24 November 2016

A Pink & White Outfit for a Chilly November Day

november 2016 ootd blog post

pink ootd blog post

Firstly, I have a couple of things to update you on, a few posts ago I mentioned that my camera lens packed up on me. I still haven't got it sorted (boooo), so I'm relying on my iPhone 5S and my little old Canon Powershot, which both really aren't great so I apologise for that. Also, after having the same hairstyle for seven odd years, I really wanted a change. So, I had a full fringe cut in. It's not a major change but it's different and I like it. It took a bit of time to get used to but every one says they like it and that it suits me. Anyway, cracking on with the post...

As it has become a lot chillier recently, I have been pulling out my scarves and hats. I don't usually wear hats in the Winter, just because I don't think many hats suit me. But, after spotting this cute fluffy bobble hat in Lakesides Primark back in August (yes, I bought this in August), I just had to buy it. I adore how light pink and white look together. So to match my pink and white theme, I wore my pink slip on plimsolls from Topshop, they're super comfy. I love this outfit, so simple yet so cute.

Bobble Hat - Primark
Long Sleeved Top - H&M
White Skinny Jeans - New Look
Slip On Plimsolls - Topshop
Reversible Nude Coloured Scarf - Primark
Sunday, 20 November 2016

The Perfect Duo for the Party Season

next sparkle azure review

I actually got these as presents for my birthday back in June. But, recently trying them out for the first time ever, I have figured that this duo is perfect for the party season and the night life. Firstly, can I just point out how pretty the blue coloured design is? I love how both the perfume and the body mist bottle transition from dark blue through to light blue. So pretty!

Sparkle Azure Eau de Parfum-
I'm not great at describing smells hence why I don't write many perfume reviews. But, I like to try my best. If only I could spritz it through the screen to you, it'd be so much easier. Let's be honest, with the technology nowadays, in about ten years, it may be possible. The perfume is a sweet, florally scent which really isn't that strong. With aquatic and white musk notes, it smells really fresh. I feel like many people would either love or hate this perfume. Whilst the scent doesn't last for too long, you'd have to re-spray it throughout the day/night.

Sparkle Azure Shimmer Body Mist-
The perfumes scent is more intense than the mist although it does have a very similar smell. When I first saw this, I was obsessed with how shimmery it was in the bottle. Once sprayed onto the skin, the amount of shimmer is just right, there's not too much or too little. Also, when you're under the right kind of light, your skin looks so pretty sparkling away.

next shimmer body mist

next sparkle azure review

Thursday, 17 November 2016

The 'I Don't Know What to Buy Him' Gift Guide

 I can't be the only one that struggles every year when buying gifts for men. I think that they're the hardest people to buy for, especially when your boyfriend has his birthday three weeks before Christmas. Yep, that's right, I have to think extra hard about what to buy him as I have to buy double the gifts. I normally buy the men in my life the usual slippers, socks, DVDs and jeans. Although, this year I really want to get them something different. It doesn't help when they don't give you any ideas either, sound familiar? Argh. So, after spending ages seeking the internet for something other than the usual yearly gifts, I have managed to put together this gift guide for birthdays and Christmas.

gift ideas for my boyfriend

My boyfriend usually plonks his TV remote, earphones, his phone etc on the floor when he goes to sleep. This bedside pocket is fantastic to just keep everything together. A portable charger is always handy in case they forgot to charge their phone the night before or if they have a long day ahead. If the men in your life like music or comedy acts then why not buy them a ticket to go see their favourites live? I have also included an LED charging docking station for xbox controllers. So instead of charging the battery packs, you just place the controller on the dock and it charges.

1. Bedside Pocket from Menkind - £14.99
2. Pocket Powerbank from Find Me A - from £12.99
3. Cushioned Footbed Socks Pack of 5 from Next - £12
4. Adidas Gazelle Trainers from Schuh - £75
5. Get tickets from Ticketmaster
6. Twin LED Docking Station for Xbox One Controllers from Game - £14.99
7. Cosmetic Lad Moisturiser from Lush - £14.95

gift ideas for men blog post

I love the gift sets from The Body Shop, this shaving kit will come in handy and it's such a good price for the products included (maca root shave cream, maca root razor relief and a cruelty-free shaving brush). I mentioned the Hugo Boss perfume in last years gift guide too, it's so popular and every man seems to love it. Wallets seem to be such a common gift but my boyfriend has had his for around three years and it's quite flimsy and old now. They'll always come in use even if they don't need a new one just yet.

I loved the idea of this manicure set in Topman, I just had to include it. It's just a perfect extra little gift, what guy doesn't want to have a good mani? If one of the men in your life is a gamer guy then why not buy him a new controller? They're certainly not cheap but he'll be incredibly happy. A watch is always a great present (if you have the money). Maybe I wouldn't buy this for Christmas but for a birthday, I definitely would. Also, how cute is this Superman mug!?

8. Modern Gents Shaving Kit from The Body Shop - £20
9. Hugo Boss 'Boss The Scent' from The Perfume Shop - £47 for 50ml or £54.99 for 100ml
10. Black Signature Italian Leather Wallet from Next - £25
11. Cut Above the Rest Manicure Set from Topman - £20
12. Xbox One Wireless Controller from Game - Was £49.99 Now £39.99
13. Emporio Armani Watch from The Watch Shop - £127
14. Disney Grumpy Pyjamas from George at ASDA - £12
15. The Little Book of Drinking Games from Topman - Was £6 Now £4.80
16. Superman Shaped Mug from Find Me a - £8.99

Monday, 14 November 2016

The Body Shop - Seaweed Face Wash Review

the body shop seaweed face wash review

I have been searching for a fantastic face wash that actually works and that makes a difference to my skin. After seeing this highly recommended product for oily to combination skin on The Body Shops website, I was determined to try it out.

I adore the smooth, sleek packaging and it simply tells you what the product is and what it's for - right up my street! It's oil free and soap free which is perfect for oily and sensitive skin. I use this face wash with my spin for perfect skin spin brush, unless I'm sleeping somewhere other than home, I just use my hands. It is a very gentle product and it smells absolutely amazing.

This gel makes it super easy to cleanse the skin and you can definitely see the difference before and after. It instantly leaves you shine-free, yay! Your skin also looks perfectly mattified and it doesn't dry out your face or give you that tight feeling like other face wash products.
Overall, it cleanses the skin so well, which is just what I need. £7 is such a good price for such a good product.
Sunday, 6 November 2016

Memories of Growing Up Online...

growing up online

Having a computer in my house since a young age (yes, I had one of those old huge white ones), I have many memories of using a PC that I'll never forget. So, I've put together a list of what I can remember growing up online.

Forever dreaming to be an HC
Habbo Hotel was my favourite game of all time! At the age of twelve, my best friend at the time signed me up to it. I always wanted to pay to be an HC because I was fed up of being called a norm/noob all the time. I wanted the nice HC clothes and the plaited hair, who didn't? I played this game for a few years after, honestly, I was addicted. I queued up to meet Olly Murs on this virtual game three hours before he was due on. (It was legit by the way, it was actually him). I was right at the front of the stage in this virtual room. TEN minutes before he was about to come in the room, my computer crashed. When I turned it back on, I had to log back in and I was in a queue of around 200 other habbos to get into the room. I was gutted.

The one thing that used to bother me was finally winning a game of falling furni and then the owner kicks you from the room and you receive no prize. Habbo Hotel was crawling with scammers.

What's ur addy?
The most famous phrase back at school. Honestly, MSN will always be better than WhatsApp and Skype put together. Remember writing song lyrics or putting your new boyfriends name in your status with a heart emoticon next to it? Me too. You always used to ask your mates if they were 'coming on' after school. Signing in and out to grab your crushs attention. And nudge spamming your best mate when they say 'brb'. I can hear the nudge sound right now. Oh and remember inviting loads of people to a group chat and pretending it wasn't you, everyone used to say 'omg who was that?'

Sharing the luv
Oh Bebo, what happened? I was devastated when they shut this down. It will always be better than Facebook. Remember changing your skin every other day? You could only share the luv three times a day when commenting on peoples walls. Who else remembers re-arranging their top friends every so often? You had to be careful doing this as you could get on the wrong side of your friends very quickly. Also your 'other half' was your bff, obvs.

Forever passing on chain mails..
So if it wasn't MSN, it was emails. You and your friends used to send eachother simple emails like 'Heey, how r u?' changing the colour of the font to pink. And those chain mails that your pals used to send you, oh em gee. Don't deny it, you've passed a few on in your lifetime. Honestly, I thought I was gonna get murdered at midnight by a girl with a knife numerous times. I then had to forward it on to ten of my friends so I wouldn't die. Then, you get another one a few days later but this time, 'your mums going to die tonight if you don't forward this to five ppl' in big red bold font. It wasn't until I finally freaked out and my mum told me to ignore them as they're fake. Well, I'm still alive.

Making the 'best' website
I can't count how many websites I made on Piczo. I had as many flashing pictures I could find. Having a song from YouTube on your homepage just made your website complete. Who doesn't wanna listen to Akon every time they visit your site? You and your friends always competed with eachother and left comments on your friends sites from school saying 'love ur site xx'

Trying to beat classmates scores on Cubefield
If you didn't play this in ICT class back in year 7, where were you? Is this even still about? Making sure to get all your work done so in the last ten minutes of the lesson, you and your classmates can play a game of Cubefield and shout across the class what your highest score is.

What are your best memories of you growing up online?
Thursday, 3 November 2016

Shaaanxo Palette Review & Swatches

shaaanxo palette review

I was so excited when the postman delivered this, as soon as I shut the door I shrieked. The palette costs $22 (£17.63) but I bought it for £11 as it was at a discounted price. I then paid for shipping and handling which cost me £7.65. So overall, I paid an amazing price for this palette and it arrived within ten days of ordering, impressive. I'm sure everyone and their parents know who Shaaanxo is, need I explain?
The palette itself is so pretty, pink and girly. It has two sides - one side contains 9 lipsticks and the other side contains 9 eyeshadows. Both sides also have a mirror, which I love! The lids are magnetic too, so you won't have a problem of them flipping up and your palette getting dirty.

shaaanxo palette review blog

shaaanxo palette review blog

I adore these eyeshadows, as soon as I saw them I knew that I'd wear every shade. They're extremely pigmented and they come out how they look in the palette apart from one, the first one on the third row. It comes out a lot lighter than it looks in the palette. But, as it's a shimmer wet your brush first and the colour may look more true to itself once applied. With a mixture of 4 mattes and 5 shimmers, I'm happy. They're all easy to blend which is always a good thing and they're very light and easy to apply.
shaaanxo beauty

shaaanxo palette

Before I managed to take pictures of the palette for this post, my sister decided to help herself and try one of the lipsticks out. As you can tell, she weren't discreet about it and I weren't happy. Having lipsticks in a palette threw me back to being eleven years old again. Except, when we had those 'cheap' palettes, the colours were very misleading. They always came out so much lighter than they looked in the palette AND they all looked the same colour.

My first impression of these were that they looked way too bright for my liking. Well, my opinion changed shortly. After swatching each one, I don't think there was one I didn't love. The consistency of these are super creamy, thick and oily. BH Cosmetics states that you may see small droplets of natural oils appear on the surface of the lipsticks. This is completely normal due to the ingredients. Simply swirl your lip brush on the products surface to mix them back in. I love that they're oily and creamy as they apply so well.

What you see is what you get with these lipsticks. Every one is true to colour. They also last ages - until you eat or drink. The darker colours do stain but you can eventually get rid of the stained lip. Again, these are so pigmented. I love this palette, I can see me using this everyday if I wanted to. Shannon has picked a great choice of colours of lipsticks and eyeshadows for everyones liking. Buy the palette here.

shannon harris palette review

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

6 Things I Tell Myself Over & Over Again...

I tell myself this ALL the time, obviously, I don't listen to myself enough. I care about what people think of me so much, I always have. I'm always worried about people judging me on how I look or what I'm wearing. I shouldn't let that get to me at all.

I am a huge worrier. I worry about anything and everything that's going on.

 I constantly bring back memories and wonder how I could've done things differently, and how I could've changed what I was doing at the time. But, there's no point getting yourself down about the past. It can't be changed, just move on and focus on the future.

I've tried to please people my whole life. Let's be honest, who hasn't? Not everyone will like you, so don't try your hardest to please them. Just be yourself. They'll either like you as you are or they won't. Simple.

This makes you seriously unhappy, trust me. Don't do it because someone says you have to. Don't do it because you think you have to. If you don't want to do something, then don't do it.

I have been through so much in my life, and most of the tough times I've had are recent. When I'm having a down day, I have to tell myself that I am strong and that I will get through it, eventually.

I tell myself these six things all the time, but I just can't seem to adapt to them. I'm so much better than I was, and that's the main thing. I am determined to overcome them, hopefully the new year will be it.
Friday, 28 October 2016

Last Minute Halloween Makeup - Glam Vampire

With Halloween just around the corner, I have decided to do a super easy last minute Halloween look. I really wanted to film a few Halloween tutorials for my YouTube channel but, with my lens packing up on me last minute, I didn't get the chance (crying emoji). I'm devastated as I had been looking forward to filming them for months. So, I'm now back to the temporary iPhone 5S camera for now, I hope you don't mind.

This year, I really wanted to be a vampire. So, I became one. I used my regular foundation as I'm super pale. If you have more colour to your skin than me (I'm jealous), go for a white face paint. Then, I set my foundation using Rimmels Stay Matte powder. I then filled in my eyebrows using the master shape brow pencil from Maybelline and primed my eyelids using Urban Decays original primer potion.

To make my eyes glam, I used the What You Waiting For palette from Makeup Revolution. Using the shade 'Stupid H..' on the outer corners and in the crease.
Then I used the shade 'Sex Chromosome' to darken the outer corners a little more.
Blending in 'Scary Conversation' with the other colour and lightening the eye worked perfectly, I love this colour combination! I then obviously blended it all in together.
I used 'Hot Track' and lightly buffed it under my eyes for that 'tired' look.

Next, I applied my Nancy lashes from Vintage Cosmetics - which are so beautiful. I also contoured my cheekbones, nose and around my hairline. For my lips, I used my new NYX soft matte lip cream in the shade 'Copenhagen'. It's the perfect colour for a vampire. To make my vampire even more glamourous, I added some highlight above my contour, on my cupids bow, my brow bone and the inner corner of my eyes.

To finish the look off completely, I put in some fangs and added some fake blood around my mouth (my FAVE part!). You can get fangs and fake blood from pretty much anywhere around this time of year and they're really cheap too.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Perfect Eye Cream? Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream Review

bobbi brown extra eye repair cream

bobbi brown extra eye repair cream review

bobbi brown eye repair cream review

A lovely girl from Bobbi Brown came into the store I work in and offered us some free samples of the Bobbi Brown extra eye repair cream. You could say that there are some advantages of working in a shopping mall. After using makeup wipes for years and hardly ever getting enough sleep, I was super excited to try this out.

It's a thick cream but very light. The cream doesn't smell of anything - the first thing I done when I opened it was sniff it. Does anyone else do that with new products?
It's easy to dab in and it's extremely gentle on the skin, it's also great for sensitive skin. I use it every morning before applying my make-up and every night before bed. Just make sure the cream is fully absorbed before applying make-up/face products. It takes a little time to absorb so make sure you apply it in good time and apply a thin layer.

Bobbi Brown says:
"It targets the look of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness and dryness"

And let me tell you, that's exactly what it does. Since using this eye repair cream, my eye area has looked and felt so much more hydrated, moisturised, brighter and the fine lines just below my lower lash line are tighter. And, I noticed these results in around three days, I'm super impressed with this. If you're looking for an eye cream which makes those dark circles disappear or just a magic eye cream in general, this is the one for you!

Buy it here for £45
Sunday, 16 October 2016

A Little Lush Haul

 I don't like spending too much in Lush as it can turn out to be super expensive. But, seeing all the Halloween and Christmas items, I couldn't resist popping into the store. I'm going to be honest, I wanted so many more products but after working out that all this would come to almost £20, I decided to stop myself there, especially as I had already spent more than half of my wages on clothes. I wanted to try the Lord of Misrule and the Autumn Leaf and so many other goodies, but I'm being good. Is anyone else like me or do you like to splash out on everything?

lush haul 2016

lush sparkly pumpkin bubble bar

Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar / £3.95
I am all out for the Autumn feels this month. Ever since I saw this cute little pumpkin, I needed it. It's so glittery and just by picking it up your hands will be covered in glitter. I honestly thought that this was going to smell of pumpkins, LOL, it doesn't. The fruity smell just makes you instantly fall in love, smelling of berries, lime and grapefruit. This bubble bar turns the water a sparkly pumpkin orange colour and makes you feel wonderfully refreshed whilst relaxing in the bath. I totally recommend this bubble bar if you're looking for something Autumnal. It's so pretty too!

lush snow fairy

Snow Fairy Shower Gel / £7.95 for 250g
I had never tried the famous Snow Fairy before, so I went out and finally purchased it. My oh my am I impressed. I bought Lush's very own bubblegum lip scrub a few weeks back and little did I know how similar the scent was to Snow Fairy. Snow Fairy is such a shimmery product and makes your skin super soft after coming out of the tub. This shower gel smells of candy floss and bubblegum, so if you love sweet scents then this one's for you.

lush candy mountain

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar / £2.95
This is perfect to use with Snow Fairy and it makes the bathroom smell beautiful. It smells of sweets and vanilla, and I love both of them, so it's the perfect scent for me. You could get about 4-5 uses out of this depending on how much bubbles you like having. Like all of Lush's other bubble bars, it makes your skin super soft and you smell amazingly sweet after.

lush father christmas review

Father Christmas Bath Bomb / £3.75
This is such a sweet smelling bath bomb but Christmas also comes to mind whilst smelling it. How it smells of Christmas, I'll never know. I was a little disappointed that Santa was pastel pink instead of a red colour, but don't let that fool you. When it fizzes around, it's a pretty pink colour and then it's almost like there's a secret bath bomb in the middle as a vibrant green colour fizzes out. This bath bomb was definitely a surprise and I was so satisfied watching it. I will doubtlessly use this on a countdown to Christmas and on Christmas Eve.

What Lush products have you bought recently?
Thursday, 13 October 2016

My Berry Lip Picks

I finally feel like I'm waving hello to Autumn. My Autumn makeup has now made an appearance as well as my Autumn clothes. I love trying out new and different shades of lippies, especially this time of the year. Berry lips are now everywhere, so to give you a bit of inspiration I've listed my top three for this season...

my berry lip picks

my autumn lip picks

Topshop 'Lovestruck' -
I bought this ages ago, I can't quite believe that it still exists in my makeup bag to be honest. It's the first and only makeup product I own from Topshop. Lovestruck is a lovely pink/light berry shade, perfect if you're not a lover of darker lipsticks but still feel like you need a berry lippy. I'll definitely have to take another trip to Topshop for some more!

topshop lovestruck lipstick

Rimmel London 'One of a Kind' -
I absolutely adore this shade of red. To me, it's a berry type red which I love as I don't suit those popular bright red lipsticks. The only thing which bugs me about this lipstick is the flat angled shape. I make such a mess when applying it. You would've thought it would be easier, right? Wrong. SO WRONG. But, this lipstick must be the creamiest I've ever owned and it also applies so smoothly.

rimmel one of a kind lipstick review

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 'Copenhagen' -
I have been meaning to try the NYX matte lip creams for ages and now I finally have, YAAAS! I don't know why I've put it off for so long because I am obsessed. I first thought that this colour would be WAY too dark for me and I wouldn't be able to pull it off. I was wrong, I'm crazy about this colour! I love how it just glides on my lips so easily. It's a very creamy consistency and dries evenly and quickly. I know people aren't fans of wearing matte lippies in the colder months but this isn't drying on my lips at all, and my lips still look very much hydrated whilst wearing it.

NYX copenhagen lipstick review

Friday, 7 October 2016

Wardrobe Essentials You Need This A/W

autumn and winter wardrobe essentials

With the colder weather drawing in, I decided that I wanted to and needed to update my wardrobe. So, I've been shopping around and found some affordable essentials that you'll need this A/W. I noticed this black cape in River Island a couple of days ago and I just had to get it. Unfortunately it is one size but I'm tiny and surprisingly, it doesn't look ridiculous on me. I thought that it was perfect for when you're chilly but don't want to overheat in a coat. It is reversible and River Island also stocks it in the colour grey, which is also gorg! £30.00 Buy it here.

Who doesn't love cosy socks in the colder weather? I live in fluffy socks and slippers at this time of the year and these slipper socks from New Look are perfect. How cute are the little bobbles? New Look also sell these in a light pink colour. £9.99 Buy these here.
I don't usually wear hats in the colder months. Mainly because they make my hair messy and they don't suit me. But, I bought this particular one from Primark a few weeks back. It suits me so well and its such a lovely material and colour. Although, I was stuck between this one and the burgundy colour. To be honest, I could've got both for the affordable price. £2.50 Buy it here.

I love a nice cosy coat for this time of the year. Longline jackets are so in trend at the moment but I feel that not everybody loves them. But I love this one from New Look, I love the length and the faux fur and it just looks cute. £44.99 Buy it here.
Another bargain from Primark is this burgundy scarf. I am obsessed with the colour burgundy at the minute, I don't know what it is. Maybe it's because it's Autumnal and I'm all for that shit this year. I actually ended up buying this scarf in a light beige colour the other day. Unlucky for me, my Primark store didn't have the burgundy scarf in stock. But like my beige one, this is reversible which is always handy for different outfits. £5.00 Buy it here.

I have been wanting some knee high boots for ageeees. I just can't seem to find the perfect pair. I love these ones from River Island, they just go over the knee and look so lush on. I just wish they were knee length. But I love these anyway and you need to have a pair of knee high or over the knee boots in your wardrobe! £75.00 Buy them here.
I have been looking for jumper dresses everywhere. I must be really fussy because yet again, I don't seem to fall in love with any. I found this plain swing jumper dress from Boohoo and I was oh so pleased when I found it. It's exactly what I've been looking for. They're currently sold out in S/M so I'm gonna have to wait for this purchase. £15.00 Buy it here.

Lastly, you can never have too many boots. My boyfriend always says that I have too many shoes or he moans if I even glance at a pair whilst shopping. I saw these ankle boots from Miss Selfridge and fell in love. I bought a pair of ankle boots from there last year and they've lasted me so well. I love the suede and leather look and the gold detailing completes them. £45.00 Buy them here.

What are your wardrobe essentials this season?
Saturday, 1 October 2016

Things I Want To Do This Autumn+Winter

Oh, hello October!
October is one of my favourite seasons, it embarks the dark mornings, dark evenings, the colder weather and wrapping up in blankets... I could go on. So, I've made a list of things I want to achieve this A/W.

1. Starting an Autumn/Winter wardrobe. You don't know how long I've been waiting for the A/W weather. I've been patiently waiting to cosy up in blankets, throw on jumpers and buy lots more boots. Yeah, like I really need more boots. I adore Autumn and Winter fashion, I can't stop pinning cute outfits on my Pinterest board. If only I could pin those outfits straight into my wardrobe.

2. Exercise more. It got to Christmas last year and I didn't want to eat any Christmas pudding, sausage rolls, homemade Christmas biscuits or those chocolates out of a tub of Heroes because I wasn't proud of my body at that time. When I start a fitness routine, I never manage to keep it up. So, I'll probably have to make myself a timetable type thing to go by. This past week I have actually started working out, so I can slowly cross this one off my list.

3. Get my YouTube channel rolling. So far, being a fairly newbie youtuber, I have only managed to get two videos up. I'd like to make a lot more and that's something I'd like to do this A/W. Especially as Halloween and Christmas are coming up, I'm looking forward to doing some Halloween tutorials and Christmas DIYs.

4. Start drinking 'holiday' drinks from either Starbucks or Costa. After everyone had been raving about the pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks, I eventually tried one the other day and ended up loving it. I'm not usually a fan of hot drinks but I prefer them a lot more in the colder weather.

5. Start making goals. Not just for my blog but for other things in my life too. It makes me much more motivated and makes me happy when I reach them goals.

What would you like to achieve this Autumn and Winter?