Monday, 25 November 2013

Winter Essentials

So I've not posted in a while, well since September and it's now nearly December! So in preparation of the winter months I thought I'd tell you about some of my essentials.

The first is a lip balm. I get extremely dry and chapped lips around this time of year, so I never leave the house without one. The one i'm using the most at the moment is the Maybelline Baby Lips in mint fresh. I helps to soft and moisturize your lips and it smells nice too!

The next is the Neutrgena visibly clear pink grapefruit daily scrub. I leaves my face feeling fresh and refreshed. Its great to help me wake up in a morning as i'm not the best person for getting up.

My final winter essential is a candle. There is nothing better than coming in from the cold, putting your pajamas on and lighting a candle. I'm not going to lie, I have quite a few but the ones I've been burning the most are the Wax Lyrical Jelly Bean ones in Toasted Marshmallow and Sizzling Cinnamon.

So there's a few of the things I can't go without during winter.


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Little Beauty Haul

Yesterday I nipped into Boots, which was a bit of a mistake. I went in for a new concealer and came out with a little more, so I thought I'd show you what I got.

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation - Soft Beige 

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick - 01 red

Collection Lasting Perfection concealer - light 

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr cream eyeshadow - pink gold and permanent taupe

Natural collection blusher - Rosey Glow 

As you've probably noticed by now, I'm a sucker for any offers and all of these were on buy 1 get 1 half price. Keep you eye out for future reviews or looks with these products! 


Sunday, 1 September 2013

First Impressions - Maybelline Baby Lips

I've wanted to try the baby lips lip balms for a while now, however as I live in the UK it wasn't possible. So as soon As I found out they were being sold here I was on a mission to find them. And find them I did! To make it even better they were on a 3 for 1 offer. So naturally I bought all six.

They range from Hydrate; a clear balm that softens your lips and gives a natural look, to Cherry Me which nourishes and gives a slight colour to your lips and a good alternative to a lipstick. 

So far so good for the Baby Lips but what do you think? 


Sunday, 25 August 2013

Make up Bag Essentials

So this week has been a week of organising and it got me thinking about the essential products I use on a daily basis. So I thought I'd share them with you.

Urban Decay - Naked 2 Palette

Maybelline - Great Lash Mascara in Brownish Black 

Avon - Glimmerstick Eye Liner in Cosmic         Brown

Rimmel - Stay Matte in Peach Glow

Collection - Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light

Garnier - BB Cream in Light 

Maybelline - Baby Lips in Pink Punch

I hope you enjoyed that little insight into my essentials. 


Monday, 19 August 2013


So, during the last two weeks I have been away in Cornwall for my holidays. My two older sisters who don't live with me also came down with my niece and brother-in-law. I had a great time; going to the beach, eating lots of ice cream and of course a sneaky bit of shopping! However, where I was staying the WiFi wasn't great so I wasn't able to write and upload a blog post. I apologies for this lack of posts but business will resume as normal as of this week and I leave you this a few photos from my holiday.


Thursday, 1 August 2013

July Favourites

I still can't believe that another month is over! July has been very relaxed after all the hard work of the last couple of months. Lots of sun bathing and preparations for my up coming holiday taking place. Lots of products used and loved and some not so much. So here it is, my July favourites. 

My first favourite from July is the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream. I don't like to wear heavy make up during the summer, but my skin is not great at the moment and this BB Cream is great. It gives great coverage whilst still feeling light. It's very easily build-able for those days you feel like your skin is not at it's best and to top it off it has SPF 20 to protect your skin when out in the sun.

The next product is the Piz Buin In Sun ultra light sun spray. Now I'm quiet picky with sun cream as I hate feeling sticky for ages after applying it but with this I don't. It absorbs in to your skin almost instantly. It has SPF 50, UVA and UVB protection. I can normally get away with an SPF 20 or 30 but with the recent heatwave I didn't want to take my chances and then get burnt. 

The next item is the Avon glimmerstick eye liner in brown. It's extremely rare that a go out without eye liner on because I feel eyes look a bit lost on my face without it. Crazy I know! I normally wear black eye liner as it's such a classic but I felt I needed a softer colour for summer, so I went for brown to go with my hair for a natural look whilst still framing my eyes. 

Another of my favourite products of July are the Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipsticks. I'd been looking for these for a while now but my local Boots never had them in stock when I went in. So when I went to a large store I had to pick up 2! I got the very popular Peach on the Beach and Orange Punch. I've heard lots of amazing things about these, but wow! The pigmentation is fantastic, they're great for every day and can built up for a more intense, pop of colour for the evenings. It's the feeling of a lip balm but the colour intensity of a lipstick. It's a win, win situation. 

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I've been buying a lot of nail polish this last month, some would say too much, but I don't think you can ever have too much of a good thing! In particular I've been buying the new Barry M Gelly nail paints. I currently have 8, which I didn't realize until I went to pick my top 2, which I'm telling you was a very difficult decision. The two I ended on picking we're passion fruit and papaya which I think might be my holiday colours. They're thicker than a normal nail polish and don't chip as easily, which has been great at work recently. 

Another month. Another lot of products I've been loving. Hope you enjoyed.


Sunday, 28 July 2013

Top 5 Summer Nail Polish

I've found myself buying lots of nail polish recently and with Superdrug having a 3 for 2 offer on Barry M it would be a crime not to! So I decided this weeks post should be on just that. I normally go for bright colours like the Passion Fruit on my toes and softer colours on my fingers like Smarty Pants but with the hot weather we've been having, I've also been going for brights on both to step out of my comfort zone and change things up a little.

(From left to right)

Angelica at Primark - Palma Violets
George - Smarty Pants
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine - Blueberry
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine - Passion Fruit
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine - Mango


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Summer Look Book

As summer has finally arrived here in England, I thought what better to do than a Summer Look Book! I've put together 7 outfits for different occasions throughout summer.

The first look is a simple day dress. It's ideal for a shopping trip or going out for lunch with your friends. Add a simple blazer for a smarter feel for the night time.

Dress - H&M
Belt - H&M
Sandals - Primark
Blazer - H&M
Watch - Next

The second look is perfect for going down to the beach or having a picnic in the park. The light weight material is great for the summer as it keeps you nice and cool.

Playsuit - Tesco
Flipflops - Hollister
Sunglasses - H&M

One of my summer wardrobe staples is a maxi dress. They're so versatile; they can be dressed down with a simple pair of flip flops or dressed up with a pair of wedges like I've done here.

Maxi dress - New Look
Belt - New Look
Denim Jacket - H&M
Tan Wedges - Matalan
Ring - River Island

This is another simple outfit which is great for a casual day to day look. I love wearing my converse as they're so comfy and go well with most outfits, and as I have a couple of colours more often than not I'll be wearing them!

Shirt - Forever 21
Skirt - Matalan
Converse - Office

Another one of my summer outfits is the oh so simple shirt and short combo. An outfit you can just through on paired with the trusty converse and be good to go. The silver studs on the shorts gives them that extra edge.

Shirt - New Look
Shorts - Forever 21
Converse - Office

The second to last outfit is more of an evening outfit or for those days when its not that hot but you still want to feel summery. Wearing the light blue jeans rather than navy or black really brightens the outfit.

Blouse - H&M
Vest - Primark
Jeans - Primark
Sandals - Primark
Sunglasses - H&M

The final outfit is by far my favourite! It's very 90's but with a modern twist. When I saw this denim dress on the rack I fell in love instantly and the fact that it was only £12 made it even better!

Dress - Primark
T shirt - Primark
Varsity Jacket - Topshop
Converse - Office

I hope you enjoyed this weeks post and that this look book gave you some ideas for your summer wardrobe.


Friday, 5 July 2013

June Favourites

June was a very hectic month for me, what with last minute revision, exams and prom, I still can't believe it's over. But that does mean it's time for my June favourites!

The first product in this months favourites is the Alberto Balsam - juicy, green apple herbal conditioner. The first thing that drew me to this product was the smell. Oh My God! It is by far the best smelling conditioner ever. It's smells exactly like a freshly picked apple, so much that if it wasn't conditioner I'd probably eat it, not going to lie. And as well as it smelling divine, it works amazingly too. It leaves your hair feeling silky smooth for ages. And what's more at 99p it couldn't get any better. 

The second product in my favourites is the Arran Aromatics - Lavender Tea Tree reviving toning facial gel wash. This face wash leaves your skin feeling cleansed and unbelievable soft. It contains tiny pieces of loofah which helps to help exfoliate your skin and combat spots, perfect for preparing your skin for the summer months. 

The next product in my June favourites is the Pecksniff's - Happy hand and body moisturiser. I'm quiet picky about hand moisturiser, but this is great. It soaks in almost instantly whilst leaving your hands feeling soft for hours. It doesn't make you feel as if you are unable to do any thing for about half an hour until it has soaked in to your skin. 

Another of my favourite products from this month, is the Avon - super extend extreme mascara. This mascara is great if you're going for big bold lashes, for a glamorous, going out make up look. It is actually the mascara I used for my recent year 11 prom. It elongates your lashes and creates perfect definition.

The final product in my favourites is the Maybelline - master drama khol liner. It is great because it you can bend it out to create a smoky eye or if you leave it to dry for 20 seconds or so it will stay put as a simple liner. It is another product I used for my prom make up and it lasted for the whole night. It is also my current every day black eye liner, which shows its diversity. 

So that's my June Favourites. I hope you enjoyed and don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin and my other social networking! 


Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Quick update!

Just a quick update. I'm now on bloglovin, so it's now even easier to follow me for instant blog updates! 


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Monday, 17 June 2013

Well hello there!

As you can probably tell, this is my first ever blog post. So I thought I'd start with a quick introduction to myself.

 I have just finished my GCSE's and have a lot of free time on my hands, so thought I would start a blog. I've been thinking about starting one for a while but just haven't had the time, so now felt like the perfect time! 

I have just started an 11 week holiday, at the the end of which (grades permitting) I will be starting college. I will be studying English Language, Textiles, Photography and Business Studies A levels.

My blog is going to be for all things beauty and fashion related, my true loves! I will hopefully be posting at least once a week, so stay tuned I guess!