Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Empties #1

I feel like it has been forever since I have done an empties post. Please let me know whether you like this sort of blog post and I will be sure to do more. These products have been collected over the past few months so there is a good range of beauty products to share.
Soap and Glory Scrub Of Your Life
This body scrub is so amazing, this is only a mini but I find that I only scrub my body fully once or twice a week so it has taken me a while to run out of it. The scrub is quite intense but the scent is quite soft and pleasant. I love this scrub and it is probably my all time favourite so I will continue to repurchase it, but I have quite a few back ups of it at the moment so I won't be getting a new one anytime soon.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

What's in my Travel Makeup Bag 2017

It has been about a week or so since I have came back off my holiday, but while I was in Jamaica, a lot of you requested I do this post. I have done a few travel makeup bag posts before and I feel as though in every one I have over packed for it, saying that, you seem to love them so here is another excessive amount of makeup I took on holiday with me.
I am just going to go in the typical order of makeup so for primer, I brought just two mini samples. Sample are great for travel because they are super small but will last you while you are there, although it is a risky thing since you have likely not tried the product yet, they are great. If I really hated these primers, I would not have been too bothered because I only wore makeup of an evening and so I took it off straight away so really, I probably didn't even need primer. Anyway, I brought the MAC Skin Visage Primer and Benefit Porefessional, neither of these are spectacular but they did the job and since they are not empty yet, I will take them on a few more holidays. For foundation I took my ride or die, the L'Oreal True Match, you all know how much I love this but I needed a foundation I knew I would love. This has a little spf which doesn't hurt but the coverage was great and I adore the finish. Most problems with bringing a foundation is that it won't match you come the second day, that is if you are going to a sunny place, so I brought the shade Golden Ivory, which matches me when I have no tan and then I brought a mini W7 foundation sample in a few shades darker to mix come nearer to the end of the holiday. I do this every time I travel and I find it so useful as you can custom your colour and again with the samples, they take up no space!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone!

Firstly, I want to apologise for the awful quality photos, this blog post was a very last minute collaboration and thanks to the unpredictable England, I have had no opportunities to take any quality photos.
Now that I have that out of the way, today's blog post is all about breaking the boundaries and wearing something completely new. We all have at least one item of clothing that we bought out on a whim thinking, "Oh, I am never going to wear this, but I'm going to buy it anyway!", I know I have been there. That's what today's blog post is all about, wearing something new and taking a step out of your comfort zone.
The lovely people at Dia&Co got into contact with me and inspired this post. They are a plus size clothing brand that is all about embracing your shape or size and feeling confident in every way. I can't even express how important it is for you to feel all kinds of beautiful in what you wear and so I challenge all of you to step out of your fashion comfort zone. Share it on Instagram, Twitter or even do a blog post like me. If you do wind up breaking your comfort boundary, then leave me a comment and I will check it out. I will also leave a link to Dia&Co at the end of this blog post so you can go see what they are all about.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Colour Correcting Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Review

Can we just appreciate the tongue twister of a title that is!
Colour correcting has been hanging around the makeup world for a while, but only recently has it started coming out of its shell. A fair mixture of high end and drugstore brands have been coming out with their own versions of colour correcting and today I thought that I would review the one from Collection.
The Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is a cult favourite in the makeup world and so when I heard that they were releasing colour correcting versions, I knew I had to try some. I love the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is a huge favourite of mine and so I was desperate to see whether this formula was anything like it, lets see how I got on.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Mini Haul

I know that it seems like I have been doing a lot of hauls recently but I know you like them, so I will continue to share what I have bought with you. This haul is a little random and it includes a few beauty and clothing pieces.
For clothes I bought this super cute bralette from Holister. They had so many options but I chose the halter neck style in this peach, floral pattern. This is so comfy and I think it will look great on holiday with a sheer top over and a pair of shorts. It was £14, which I think is a great price because Urban Outfitters and PINK sell them for so much more and the quality is very nice.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Glam Day GRWM ft. Some New Things

This is a bit of a spontaneous but I really enjoyed writing my last tutorial and so I thought I would do another. A few of these products were actually brand new so it is also a little first impressions. I would call this look a daytime glam as it is quite a dark, brown smokey eye with super glossy lips and lots of bronzer.
I started off with my eyebrows and began to fill them in with an Elf Brow Pencil in Taupe. This was brand new and it was my first time using it, and it worked pretty well. It made my eyebrows look a little bolder but still looking super natural at the same time. Since it was brand new, it lacked a little pigment but I think as I get through to the creamy part of the pencil, it might work a little better. Since I wanted my eyebrows a little bolder, I went in with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Taupe and just applied that through my eyebrows. This just strengthened up my brows which I wanted since I new my eye shadow was going to be a little bolder.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

May Favourites!

I have made it a "thing" now that my first post of every new month is a favourites and since I only came home from my holiday yesterday I apologize if this is a little rushed but I hate missing uploads, so I hope you enjoy anyway. During May, I was a little all over the place so there will be a separate holiday favourites blog post but this one is just going to summaries some of my key products and things from May.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Makeup Palettes Great For Travelling

You may or may not have known this but I am currently in Jamaica with my family for a holiday. As much as I love reading travel posts all year round, I figured now that we are coming into the holiday season, I might as well squeeze a few travel blog post. I did a similar blog post to this last year (linked here) but I wanted to do it again since I have found a few more products that are perfect for travelling with.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

First Impressions On The Famous Hoola Bronzer

This bronzer is probably the most hyped bronzer I have ever came across and I have only just tried it. Believe me or don't but these past few weeks I have been trying this out to find out whether it is really that good. Obviously there are mixed opinions but keep on reading to find out what I think.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

My Current Fitness Routine

At the moment, I have been trying to workout more and with my holiday right around the corner I really want to tone up. I asked on twitter what you wanted to see in terms of fitness and you all wanted a routine so I thought that I would try and sum up my weekly fitness routine.

Starting off with the little things that you probably don't think about but count as exercise. I am still in high school so I walk to and from the bus stop five out of seven of the days plus PE is still compulsory in my year so I do a 50 minute session once a week and it usually is a high intensity sport, like rounders or tennis.
I also have two dogs, so I tend to walk those a lot, usually four times on the weekend and three times during the week. The walk is usually a bit of sprinting and walking which takes about 20 minutes.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Collective Beauty Haul

I have been doing a lot of shopping recently and I have already done a clothing haul (linked here) so now I thought that I would follow it up with a beauty haul. A lot of these products are quite simple and I guess you could say boring, but I wanted to keep it real and just share everything I bought.
I am just going to start off with some hair and skincare which you may not class as all being beauty but I am just going to, for the sake of this post.
Starting with Primark, which I love for just super simple pieces, I got a pack of clear elastic bands because I always use these when I braid my hair but as soon as I have used them once I throw them in the bin, so I was in need of a new pack and in Primark they are only £1.
I then got a pack of bobby pins because I am going on holiday soon and if I just throw some bobby pins in the bottom of my toiletries bag, I am just going to loose them, so I saw this and decided to pick it up as it was again, only £1. I particularly like this pack because it comes with a mini clear container so I can use it when I come back and refill it since I always loose my bobby pins.
Final thing from Primark is their two packs of makeup wipes for £1. I love these makeup wipes so much, not because I use them to remove makeup, but because I love them for cleaning off swatches or cleaning makeup products before I take blog photos. They are super cheap, last a fair amount of time and do the job great. This is a staple purchase from Primark for me so I would highly recommend you try some, especially if you are a blogger.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Current Base Routine - No Foundation

With the weather getting warmer my makeup is beginning to change, especially my base. I have been going for something a little lighter in coverage and skipping out foundation so I thought I would share with you my current base routine. Obviously I still change it up, but for this season, this is my go-to.
I skipped primer for this post just because I am still yet to find one that I love enough to call my favourite so I am still yet to share that with you. Obviously like I said before, this routine requires no foundation so straight on with concealer.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

What Clears My Mind

At the moment, my mental state has been a bit all over the place, it isn't something I want to go into too much detail about but I have found several things that really help me to just clear my mind and make me forget about everything I am thinking. Let me know what clears your mind and whether you agree with any of the things that I am choosing to mention.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Clothing Haul!

With Summer fast approaching and my holiday getting closer and closer, I have been buying some new bits and pieces for my wardrobe. It has been a while since I have done a haul on my blog so let me know whether you would like to see more.
First think is from Miss Selfridge and it is this Pale Blue Square Neck Crop Top. I bought this because I just thought it was a super basic piece my wardrobe was missing. This would look great layered in winter or just with a pair of shorts for summer. It was only £8 and the fit of it is really lovely, it also comes in many colour but I really loved the pale blue.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

What Exams Have Taught Me

I know that a lot of you wanted me to do a revision post but so many people have been doing them recently that I want to do something different. Since I am in Year 10, I have just had some mock exams and I wanted to share some of the things that the exams have taught me. Let me know whether you agree with any of the things that I have chosen to mention.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

April Favourites!

Genuinely feel like sometimes I write a favourites at least once a week but the time has come for me to share some things I have loved throughout April. I have also been trying to mention some more random things in my favourite posts so let me know whether you like more random things or not.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Things I Would Save In A Fire

I recently did a poll on Twitter asking which post you would rather see and this one seemed to be the most popular so here it is. If you wanted to see the other posts don't worry because I will get round to doing them all at some point.
This idea has been floating around recently, it is when you put yourself in the scenario of your house burning down and you would pick five things to save. I tried to include a mix of both sentimental and practical things and realistically this is what I would save.

1. Handbag
I guess you could call this a cheat but I wouldn't. My handbag is always waiting right by my door, ready to just pick up and go so I would include everything inside it as one thing. In my handbag I keep all of my essentials from my phone to headphones, to my purse, to deodorant, to pen and paper, to a book so I think this is quite a practical thing to rescue in a fire. I have things to help keep me sanitized, occupied and alive for that matter so this would definitely be my first product.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Currently In My Makeup Bag...

With a new season comes a fresh new makeup bag and so I thought I would share some products I think are perfect for spring.

LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer
I recently pulled this concealer back out of my draw to give in another shot. At first it did not impress me too much because it was quite average but I am now loving it. It is a medium coverage and the shade is super pale and great for highlighting. I like to use this both with and without foundation because it is super lightweight which I love for the spring season we are coming into.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Spring/ Summer Playlist!

The UK top 40 is awful and I think a lot of you will agree with me when I say that. Even though there is an odd song that is good in the charts, most of the music I listen to on a regular basis is a little (or a lot) older. Saying that, I have chosen ten songs that are sort of current and perfect for a spring/ summer playlist.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Go-To Spring Makeup

Since transitioning into a new season, my makeup has been gradually changing also but it has sort of settled for the time being, so I wanted to share my current makeup routine. This has been the makeup that I have been wearing a lot recently and it includes a few new products so I thought that I would make a blog post out of it.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Jeffree Star Cosmetics X Manny MUA Skin Frost First Impressions!

You probably do not know this but I am a huge fan of Manny MUA, he is one of my favourite youtubers and I think he is amazing. When I found out he was collaborating with Jeffree Star Cosmetics I knew I had to pick something up. I know a lot of people have a lot of different opinions about Jeffree but I personally like him a lot and you may not like him but you cannot deny the superb quality of his products.
Without going on for too long, they released two liquid lipsticks and a highlighter. The two liquid lipsticks didn't look like shades I would wear so I opted for the highlighter and after much request I am going to review it. This is my first Jeffree Star Skin Frost so I am still very new to the formula but I have gathered a few thoughts that I want to share with you.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Let's Chat GCSE's, Hobbies and Half Term

I can't remember the last time I just sat here and had a little chat, I don't even think this is going to be interesting to any of you but I did just want to give a little life update.

Currently, I am on half term, two weeks school free which I am so super excited about. Saying that, I have got a bunch of coursework and revision to be getting on with. Art coursework is totally kicking my butt right now but I hope that it will pay off one day. The piece I am currently working on is an A2 canvas of my granddad in acrylic paint, I am finding it difficult but it is coming a long slowly. For revision, I am slowly easing myself into it, one subject at a time. Since I am in year 10, as soon as I come back I have four full days of exams almost like mocks so I am putting taking it very seriously at the moment. If you are interested in a revision post and some of my tips then do let me know in the comments and I will get that done for you.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Pink Spring Makeup Look!

I feel like it has been a while since I have done a makeup look so I wanted to create something very spring and a little colourful for today's blog post. Do let me know in the comments whether you prefer these sorts of pictures as well, I am a little undecided.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Bloggers Spill Tea W/ Blossom of Hope

It's true what they say, that all good things must come to an end and so today is the day that Blogger Spill Tea ends. Maybe I will bring it back in years to come but I hope you have enjoyed this little serious. I just want to thank everyone for the support on this series, it has been so overwhelming. To finish off the series, Laura from Blossom of Hope is going to be answering the questions. As always, links will be at the end.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Drugstore Beauty Products You Need!

Oh, don't you just love a good drugstore product? From hair to skincare to makeup, you can find great beauty products that cost less then your lunch. I am constantly trying new things from the drugstore because as much as I love an expensive lipstick, I love a bargain too. When deciding the products to feature in this post, I had to think long and hard but I am very proud of myself for narrowing it down.
I feel as though everyone loves this product, there is a small margin of people who hate the residue it leaves, but all in all it is well loved by many. Dry shampoo is a staple in any lazy persons hair care routine and so something that does the job while being super cheap, it is a win win. Batiste is my favourite dry shampoo, I do love COLAB but I find that works best for adding texture, but for absorbing oil, Batiste is the best. I have mid-brown hair so the fact that it is white when I first apply it isn't too much of a pain, I find it find to rub in and the colour does disappear accept I do know people with darker hair struggle to work with this, so do bare that in mind. Overall this is a bargain, and I would not try any other pricey dry shampoo because this is all I need, it is about £4 for a huge can that will last you half of the year, so I would definitely recommend.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

March Favourites!

As it is the start of a new month that means another favourites. I have not been try out as many things as I would have liked to but I have got a few things to share today.
I have been trying to wear eyeliner some more but I find that black is a little harsh so I have been wearing brown kohl liner a lot. The LA Girl Endless Auto Eyeliner in Brown is the one I have been wearing. It is super creamy, you can smudge it, very pigmented and it is super affordable. The packaging is kind of annoying but I would definitely recommend it if you are in need of a good kohl liner.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Bloggers Spill Tea W/The Average Gurl

Happy Friday everyone, and to celebrate I am uploading yet another Blogger Spill Tea, this one features the lovely Najida from The Average Gurl. I hope you enjoy!

1. Describe your blog in a sentence?
I think my blog is honest and hopefully helpful or just something enjoyable to read.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

All About That Glow!

I feel like we are at that point in the year when all everyone wants to do is glow, whether that is boldly or just something that enhances your natural glow. Whichever one you want to achieve, I have a product for it.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Spring Lip Picks! Including Mac, Barry M, L'Oreal and More

With spring right around the corner, I thought that I would share ten lip products perfect for the season. Sadly some of the products I have mentioned can only be bought in sets so I am sorry for that but I hope you like the products I have featured.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Bloggers Spill Tea W/ EverythingErin

It's Friday so that means yet another episode of a blogger spilling some tea. This one features the lovely Erin from Everything Erin so don't forget her links as well as all of the previous interviews, will be linked at the end of this post.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Time Savers!

As organised as I am, there are still times I am late and running around like a headless chicken trying to multitask. I know a lot of you are like this as well so I wanted to share some products that same time and you can use when in a rush.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

MUA Matte Eye Shadow Palette Review!

A new makeup release I have been trying out for the last couple weeks and I am now ready to share with you my final thoughts. MUA have always safe makeup brand for me, especially their lip products and once I saw they released some new pieces, I had to give something a go. I saw these palettes and was gob smacked by their price so I am going to review its formulation and whether it is a good bargain. 

Friday, 17 March 2017

Bloggers Spill Tea W/ Totally Ró

It is Friday and that means yet another Bloggers Spill Tea, this one with Totally Ró. As always, I leave the links at the end of my posts so I hope that you are still enjoying this series and continue to read.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Collection Primer and Mascara Review!

A new beauty release I am dying to share with you today is a new mascara on the market. As well as it being a mascara is also comes with a lash primer which makes it sound like the ideal pair, especially since it is less than £10. Let's see if it is really is any good.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Spring Blushing!

With spring just around the corner, I am currently switching up some of my makeup products, especially blushers so I am going to share some of them with you.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Blogger Spill Tea W/ PrettyPolitical

I am so happy to see that you are all still loving this new series, so here is a new one. This one is with Emily from Pretty Political. I do just want to warn you all before you read Emily's answers, they are quite sarcastic but very honest, so thank you to Emily for pushing the boundaries a little.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

One Year's Time

It has been a while since I have done another tag, and thanks to the lovely Ellie from ElliesWorld (linked at the end of this post) I have been tagged to do the One Year's Time Tag. The rules are pretty simple, you have to share five goals that you want to achieve by this time next year and tag five bloggers to do the same.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette Review and Swatches!

Today I am doing a blog post I feel like I should've done a long time ago but now that it is back on the market, I thought that I would share my ultimate opinion on the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Bloggers Spill Tea W/ PrettilyPainted

It's Friday and that means another spilling tea episode. This one features the lovely Prettily Painted. I hope you enjoy, and as always her blog will be linked at the end of this post as well as all of the other interviews within this series.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

February Favourites!

I am pretty sure I say this at the end of every month, but how can it already be March? February was sort of a meh month for me so there aren't that many favourites to share but I have got a good mix of TV, fashion and some beauty. 

Sunday, 26 February 2017

How Much Is My Face Worth?

I have seen this idea floating around for a while now and so I thought I would give it a go. Saying that, I change my makeup every single time I do it so this post is just an average price really but never the less I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Bloggers Spill Tea W/ Emsi Rose

Happy Friday everyone! Just wanted to start and say a huge thank for such a great response on the first blog post in this series, which I will link in case you have not read it yet. Today's post features the lovely Emily from Emsi Rose and once again her blog will be linked at the end of this post.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Natural Makeup Look!

It has been a while since I have done a natural day to day makeup look and so I thought now was the perfect time to do one. Keeping it quite simple on the base, something fresh the eyes very basic and something very simple to recreate on the eyes and finishing off with some glossy lips.

Starting with the face

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Tips for Motivation!

I find myself being in phases when I am inspired and motivated or I am bored and lazy, but a lot of people consider me as very productive so I think thought that I would share with you some of the things I bare in mind when making sure I am motivated and have a productive day.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Bloggers Spill Tea W/ ThriftyVintageFashion

If you missed my introduction last week then I will link it here and you can see what this new series is all about, but moving straight on, I am kicking off this blog series with one of my great blogging friends, Nicole from ThriftyVintageFashion. I don't want to make this introduction too long but I will link Nicole's blog at the end of this post. A huge thank you to Nicole for taking part in this and I hope you all enjoy and are excited to start this new series with me.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Mini Superdrug Haul!

There have been a few beauty products I have had my eye on this past week so I took matters into my own hand and made a cheeky little Superdrug order. Nothing too big but I did pick up quite a few new beauty releases and some products that just caught my eye.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Valentines Beauty Products!

Since Valentines is only a matter of days away, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite makeup products for this time of year. If you are (like me) spending Valentines alone this year then feel free to treat yourself to some of these products this year, because I know what I am going to be treating myself to!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

A New Series: Bloggers Spill Tea!

I have had this idea of a blog series for a while and I am finally getting round to doing it. A lot of my readers are curious as to what being a blogger is like and so I wanted to do an interview

Sunday, 5 February 2017

A Treat (Or Two) To Myself...

I am one of those people that never remember to treat themselves, either because I cannot decide on what to get or I just don't feel as though I have earned it. Saying that, this year I am trying to treat myself a little more and since January is over I thought I would gift myself a little something. Since they are both makeup bits, I thought you might want a little review today.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

January Favourites 2017!

I would be lying if I said that 2017 got off to the best start but it can only get better. This past week, I have been very ill and I have just been trying to gain my motivation again so I'm going to make February a fresh start for my blog, starting with a favourites post.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

What's in My Small Z Palette (With Swatches)

Like I promised, I am going to be doing a blog post all about the single eye shadows I keep in my Z Palette. At the moment, I have been pretty good at linking everything so if you like the look of any of the products I mentioned, they should be linked.