Sunday, 26 April 2015

Wishlist | New Look

With summer on its way I've been spending my spare time scrolling through various websites looking for some new summer clothes and New Look is where I had most success. I came across a lot of floral prints. crochet and khaki which seems to be the trend for Summer '15.

First two items I didn't think would ever catch my eye as I'm not a very floral person but surprisingly they did. The Palm Leaf Kimono screams summer and puts me in the mood to book a flight to a hot destination and wear this whilst strolling around the island. The Denim Skater Dress is something different to anything I've ever owned. I love the floral print as its quite subtle and not too in your face. The next two tops are 100% me! I love a good slogan tee, especially when the slogan applies to my life. I think the Nothing To Wear slogan would apply to almost every girl. The fact that it's oversized is why I had to include it in my wishlist, I can't stand skintight clothes in the summer. 90% of the time I am sporting the topknot as I can't be bothered to do anything with my hair so this next top was first on my wishlist. Lastly are these Crochet Espadrilles, I always hear people rave about Espadrilles but have never owned a pair myself and these just look so cute!

Have you found any cute clothes for the summer yet?

Friday, 17 April 2015

Collection | NYX Butter Gloss

Long time now see! I'm not going to get into excuses or reasons why I haven't been about so into the post. I believe I first saw NYX Butter Glosses on youtube when all the beauty gurus from across the pond started raving about them. Sure enough we had to wait months for them to become available and I finally got my hands on them when I went to IMATS last year. From there on my collection started growing with a few purchases on Depop and a little help from my sister working in the states. The reason I love them and would say they are my favourite is because not only are they pigmented they also keep you lips moisturised and have a fair staying period. My next mission is to try the Butter Lipsticks.

Have you tried any shades? If you would like me to show them on let me know in the comments below!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Gifts From Across The Pond

So for my first official post back I thought I would show you what my sister brought back from the states for me. She works over there on the Disney Cruises which is prime opportunity for me to give her my shopping lists of those well sought after products we can't get over here. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen a sneak peek already. Now onto the good stuff...

So of course she had to get me some sweets and chocolate, I asked her to find the Birthday Cake M&M's as they just sounded amazing (which they are!). She also got me Hershey's chocolate in Cookies'n'Creme and Candy Cane which I can't wait to try. Beauty wise she picked me up a NYX Butter Gloss to add to my growing collection and a Sephora Lipstick which I'm excited for as it's my first Sephora product! Also the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation and Maybellines Color Tattoo Pure Pigment in Breaking Bronze, both of which we can't get in the UK. Finally for makeup she got me some Maybelline Baby Lips. From Bath & Body Works I got 4 Anti-Bac Pocket Hand Gels and a cute holder which is a mouse in a tutu, who couldn't love that? Also I got their Ultra Shea Body Creme in Twisted Peppermint and a Car Air Freshener Visor Clip with 2 refills in Twisted Peppermint and Pumpkin Pecan Waffles. And finally she couldn't work on the Disney Cruises and not bring me anything Disney back! So she got me a pin of my favourite ever Disney chatacter, Marie from The Aristocats and a Olaf pen!

Please comment and let me know what you would like to see a review or more detailed post on.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

New Year, New Laptop, Fresh Start

Hey! Well this feels strange. Long time no see, The last time I blogged was May 2014! As some of you may know I had major laptop issues which I thought I had sold with treating myself to an iPad. Little did I know that blogging on an iPad wasn't the easiest thing along with a demanding full time job, I just thought it was best to leave it until I could properly sort it all out rather than post just alright posts with hardly any pictures.
So here I am! I decided to treat myself to a new laptop on Boxing Day. It was a total spur of the moment buy and didn't expect to buy it but it was one of those (dare I say it) YOLO moments! I just cringed writing that ha! So how have I been?
I had an ok Christmas. I was ill and had to work up to Christmas Eve. We actually had our Christmas Day on Christmas Eve as my mum was working on Christmas Day. Because I was ill I didn't enjoy Christmas dinner at all and spent most of actual Christmas Day sleeping. Luckily because my sister was away in America working on the Disney Cruise we had a 2nd Christmas when she returned, this time I was fit and ready to devour my Christmas dinner.
New Years was also a bit of a dud, I worked both NYE & NYD. I tried to stay up til midnight but flaked at bout 11.30! But I did have to be up at 3.30am to go to work so I do believe that's justified!
Besides that I've just been working really, Christmas was manic for us and I'm kinda glad its over now! I feel I can relax and obviously have more time to blog!
I just want to say thank you to anyone that has stayed with me, I totally understand if anyone did decide to give up on me I mean I probably would of. But look forward to plenty of new things on my blog, including my next post which will be what my sister brought back from America for me!
Thanks Again!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

The Beauty Blogger Tag

How many times do you wash your face?
I used to be really slack with this but I've started to get into a routine of every morning and every evening and I have seen an improvement in my skin.

What skin type do you have?
I used to have dry skin but now it's got more oily. And I also have acne prone skin which scars quite badly.

What is your current facial wash?
I am loving Philosophy Purity Cleanser right now! It leaves my skin feeling so soft.

Do you exfoliate?
I probably don't do this enough. To be honest I forget to!

Which moisturiser do you use?
Currently I'm using Molton Brown Rosa Fruit Anti Ageing Hydra Creme. Although they are discontinuing the skincare line I heard so I need to stock up.

Do you have freckles?
Yes, but they show up more in summer when I get a bit of a tan.

Do you use eye cream?
I didn't normally... I know bad beauty blogger but I got a sample of Benefits It's Potent Eye Cream and I love it!

Do you or did you have acne-prone skin?
I'm the opposite to a lot of people. Growing up I never really had a problem with blemishes. I would get them here and there but now I'm older I suffer a lot more and my skin scars really badly!!

Did you ever have to use Pro-Activ?
No I haven't, I never thought my skin was bad enough for it. However now I feel slightly different!!

Which foundation to you use?
Currently I'm using Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Cream with an SPF of 30. I love it!!

How about concealer?
I love Mac Pro Longwear concealer. Great coverage and stays put all day!

Do you know your undertone colour?
The first time I ever got colour matched was at mac and they said I was a NC, I got the foundation and it made me so yellow so I always get warmer toned foundations.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I wish I could apply them I would definitely wear them more often!!

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every three months?
Yes I did but to be honest and I bet a lot of beauty bloggers will agree with me my mascaras aren't dried out or empty in 3 months so I feel sometimes it's a waste to chuck them.

Which brand of mascara do you use?
I'm currently using the Smashbox Full Exposure mascara. I've had so many compliments and people asking me if my eyelashes are real I think I'll purchase the full size!!

Sephora or MAC?
I've never been to a Sephora before so I can't really comment! The only thing I can think is although I love MAC products at Sephora it's more choice of brands so you can try more out.

Do you have a MAC pro. card?
I wish!!

Which makeup tools do you use in your makeup application?
I've taken a liking to using the Real Techniques Sponge to apply my foundation. It gives such a flawless finish to the skin, which is perfect for me.

Do you use makeup base or primer for the eyes?

Do you use makeup base or primer for the face?
I use Benefit Porefessional on my nose and my oily areas and then on my whole face I use Smashbox Photo Finish Light primer.

What is your favourite eye shadow?
I'm in love with the original Urban Decay Naked Palette!! So I guess all the shadows in there!

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I've actually just discovered the easiest liquid eyeliner to work with from Primark of all places!

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Every now and again!

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
They are so pretty but I normally don't have the time to sit and apply them properly!

Do you use mineral makeup?
No, I have tried the Bare Minerals makeup before though and loved it!

What is your favourite lipstick?
I couldn't possibly narrow that down, but my favourite brand is MAC!

How about lip gloss?
I don't wear it enough to have a favourite!

Which is your favourite blush to use?
MACs Springsheen is the most gorgeous coral perfect summer colour!

Do you buy your makeup on eBay?
Nope, never bought makeup from there but have bought makeup brushes before and they are fab!!

Do you like drugstore makeup?
Oh yeah! I'm a Boots addict! It's impossible for me to go into a Boots and not buy some form of makeup!!

Have you ever considered taking makeup classes?
Definitely! I kick myself all the time that I didn't follow my dream and study it at college (long story!). I would love to go to classes now I just can't afford them!!

Name a makeup crime that you hate...
People that don't blend foundation properly. I can't stand when I see girls with tidelines along their jawline!!

Do you like colourful shades of makeup, or neutral ones?
I'm a neutral girl at heart but do love a bright, bold lipstick!!

If you could leave the house using just one makeup item, which would it be?
Probably concealer. Just because my skin isn't perfect and it's the thing that bothers me most!

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
If you asked me this a year or so ago I would have said no!! But I've learnt to accept that I don't need to be fully done up to leave the house, especially in summer when it's far too hot to wear makeup!!

Have you done this tag before? If not then I tag you!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Haul | Bargain Of The Century

There's never a better feeling then finding a really good bargain on something you've been lusting after for a while. So whilst browsing TK Maxx, which is very much a hit or miss shop I came across the best find I ever have before. I spotted right at the back of the shelf after a root around the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

Amazing I thought, until I noticed it didn't have a price on it. Had someone bought it from Debenhams and accidentally left it behind? Was it even suppose to be out? These were all questions running through my mind. So with it safely in my hands I carried on looking about and then took it to the cash desk to find out how much of a bargain it would be.

After a couple of phone calls and a thorough check of the beauty department to check there were no more in the store, I heard the best price I could of possibly ask for. For an originally priced £37 palette I bagged this beauty for £9.99. So of course I said yes and the lovely store assistant bagged it up and I was on my way.

I'm so happy as I've wanted the Naked palette for so long and now finally I own it! Now I just need to get my hands on the Naked 2 and 3!

Do you own the Naked Palette? Do you love it as much as I do?

Monday, 28 April 2014

Collection & Swatches | Models Own Polish For Tans

I consider myself unlucky when it comes to competitions. And I know a lot of people say it and the saying "You've got to be in it to win it" springs to mind but seriously I never win anything so I never normally enter a lot of competitions. But a couple of weeks back I was perusing Facebook and saw Models Own were holding a competition to win all 5 of their new nail polishes from the Polish For Tans collection. To my surprise I was one of the lucky winners!!

The collection is formed of my dream colours. Neon brights that help you look more tanned and with a tan look absolutely stunning! I'm so happy that I won, not only because I received these gorgeous polishes but it means I don't have to go out and purchase them now! Let's run down the colours.

The only way I can describe the shade Sun Hat is the brightest Barbie pink I've ever come across.

Flip Flop is best described as a highlighter green, and definitely the brightest of the 5 polishes.

Beach Bag is my favourite shade of the bunch. It's a bright peachy orange colour.

Bikini just like Flip Flop is a super bright highlighter yellow. This with Flip Flop will be a perfect duo for the summer when the World Cup is on as it reminds me of the colours of Brazil.

Shades is a mixture of Sun Hat and Beach Bag. A nice bright coral pink.

Have these put you in the mood for summer because it sure has for me! I can't wait to sport these during the summer, ideally whilst sitting round a pool with a cocktail in hand (a girl can dream right!).

Will you be picking any of these up? Or do you already own them?

Available now from the Models Own website, Boots and Superdrug.