Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Perfect for that time of the month...*BettyBox

I think we all know what I am talking about "that time of the month", yep you guessed it, periods. Now we all go through it so I don't see the point in beating around the bush. Once a month, us ladies have a period, it is a sign of health but with that comes being in pain, being uncomfortable and not even mentioning the crazy food cravings.
The kind people over at bettybox got into contact with me and asked if they could send over one of their subscription services and review it to my audience. Just putting it out there that I was sent this for free but that is not going to influence my opinion on the company or their products, I was super happy that this brand got into contact with me and it was something that I genuinely wanted to share with my viewers as I love the idea.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Current Base Routine - Full Coverage & How I Bake

My last base routine went down really well, and even though it was a lot simpler than today's I wanted to do an updated one. I thought that I would also tell you how I bake my concealer because I have been getting into baking recently, so I thought that some of you might find it useful to hear my application process and the products I use. This is quite a high maintenance base routine, but I only do all of this if it is a super glam or a special occasion, so don't think I do this everyday, because I am writing this post currently with nothing but concealer on. I am also going to be mentioning beauty tools and brushes in this post just so you all can get a proper feel for my application.

Friday, 18 August 2017

My Must Have Fitness Equipment - Working Out at Home and in the Gym

Since I have started working out almost daily for the past two to three months, I thought that it was about time I do another fitness post.  Also looking at my current content, I realised that it was all makeup based and I just wanted to switch it up with this little extra post for the week. If you do have any other fitness posts you want to request, then be sure to comment then because I definitely want to do some more in the future. 
Basically, this post is me sharing with you some of my favourite fitness accessories whether it is for the gym or for at home workouts. Obviously, don't feel like you need all of these to be able to get a good workout, because you definitely don't. Saying that, if you are getting into fitness, then this is what I recommend.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Summer Glam Makeup - All Cruelty Free!

Currently, I have a lot of new makeup to try and test but I have also been trying to experiment more with cruelty free makeup and so I wanted to do a whole post including products that are only cruelty free. Obviously, if you are not into cruelty free makeup then do you, but I just wanted to show that you can do a full face of makeup with products not tested on animal, and you never know, you might discover that one of your favourite products are cruelty free.
Since this is quite a glam look, I am going to start with my eyebrows first just to really shape the face before starting anything else. To do this I am using my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Taupe, which is super easy to use and beautiful to apply. Just to make sure that it doesn't budge, I am going to use the Collection Clear Brow Gel, just to set everything into place.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A Little Haul, Primark and H&M

It feels like forever since I did a haul on my blog so I thought that I would just do a little one today. This is just a little bit of everything and it is from both Primark and H&M so I hope this gives you a little insider to what is available at the moment.
 Since I went to Primark first, I am just going to start with that. Currently, I am switching my room up a little bit and so I just wanted a few new little things to add some finishing touches into my room. My room has not plants or flowers in it whatsoever and so I wanted to pick up a little fake plant, because I should not be trusted with living things, just to see whether I like the look and I do. I chose this little green plant (I am so good with names!) but I loved that it came in a little copper pot. Copper is super trendy at the moment and since I my room is white, grey and a light wood, I wanted to incorporate some mixed metals subtly into my room. This was £3 and I will definitely go back and get some more because I think that they look super cute on my shelves and even in the background of my photos, just to add a little colour.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

What's In My Custom Summer Eye Shadow Palette! With Swatches!

At the moment, I have really been trying to grow my single eye shadow collection, especially when they can go into my magnetic palette. Now I have a whole palette full and more, I wanted to share with you the colour selection I have chosen for summer.
I don't want to ramble too much, I sort of want the pictures to do the talking but in terms of the colour scheme I went for. I wanted it to be wearable but still super summery so I have lots of neutrals but then nearing to the bottom of the palette, I have thrown in some pinks, peaches and some reds which I think are super trendy at the moment. If I do say so myself, I think this palette is wearable, especially since I love my warm colours and I am really happy with my selection.
This post might be a little short but I did just want to share with you my little custom palette, the links to all of the eye shadows will be below and the same for the magnetic palette I use. There are also swatches further down just covering each individual colour, the brand, finish and the colour.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Jeffree Star Summer Chrome Collection Reviewed!

Jeffree Star Cosmetics is a brand I am always keeping up with because, from what I have tried, the products are great and I definitely did want to expand my collection so when I saw his new summer chrome collection, I knew I had to try some. Thanks to my fab parents for buying me these as part of my birthday present and today I will be reviewing them because currently you can still buy them and they are in stock. I got products I knew I would wear but I have got three completely different products and formulas to share with you today so I hope you enjoy.
I will be reviewing each product individually but I am just going to talk a little bit about the collection as a whole. This collection is summer exclusive and as you can see, all of the packaging is in this sort of rose tinted, metallic packaging with hot pink writing which I love, it is super cool and a great change from his traditional packaging. In this collection there were 2 Skin Frosts, 3 Lip Scrubs, 5 Lip Ammunitions and 8 Velour Liquid Lipsticks. I managed to get a Skin Frost, a Lip Ammunition and A Velour Liquid Lipstick. If you live in the UK like myself, you can get these from Beauty Bay and the links where I bought them from are at the end of this post as always.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Colourpop, My Thoughts

Colourpop, a brand us UK people struggle getting their hands on but a brand we are all still so desperate to try. I was super lucky to receive all of this as part of my birthday present from the parents this year so I thought I would share with you my thoughts on all of the products.
My mum did tell me that she got charge £20 customs for letting this parcel come into the country so I am super grateful that she did this for me. Loads of other bloggers have gone into great detail covering shipping and postage etc. so it that is what you are looking then this is not really the post for you. To say everything simply, free international shipping ($50 and over), took around three weeks to come and obviously the £20 custom fee. Anyway I have a lot to be reviewing so I am just going to start.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Just A Bunch Of First Impressions! ft. Urban Decay, Ofra and More

I have came to the conclusion that I have way too many products to review for you guys and so little time to get my final thoughts on them for you. To solve such a dilemma, I have decided to just share a bunch of mini reviews for six products in this one post! I hope you don't mind this and if you want a more in depth review of any of these products then do let me know, but I was just so overwhelmed with products to try that I couldn't really try them all out. This post is going to just cover my first impressions of all of these products but don't worry, I have still included swatches and links so do let me know whether you like this style of post and I will do it more often.
I have been wanting to try this primer for a while now so I am super happy that I have finally tried it. For packaging, keeping it simple, I really love it. It is super sleek and compact, I also love how it is very thin and long. I like that you can see the product so you know just how much you have left. The lid is secure and the weight is just nice, it looks luxurious with the reflective detailing and is is just a very beautiful product. This product does have a pump but to be honest, I am not that impressed by it. It is super sturdy and good quality but it doesn't dispense that much product so I find myself using at least two pumps so I just wish that the pumps could disperse more product.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Liebster Award 2017

I actually did this post almost two years ago on my blog and so I really wanted to do it again and thankfully the lovely Erin from Everything Erin and Elzita tagged me to do it. As always, all of Elzita's and Erin's links will be down below with my last Liebster Award also, which is so super weird for me to look back at but it is also amazing how far I have come. Anyways, if you are unaware of what this tag or award is then just keep on reading.
The Rules
Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you
Answer the 11 questions the blogger who nominated you asked
Nominate another 11 bloggers
Give them 11 of your own questions for them to answer

Thursday, 3 August 2017

MUA 15 Shade Fire Vixen Eye Shadow Palette Review!

I shared a photo of this palette on my Instagram (@Gracexkate) and you all wanted to see a review so I hope you enjoy. This is the MUA 15 Shade Palette in Fire Vixen and I think that this is pretty new so I wanted to share my thoughts on it with you today.
MUA recently released a few of these 15 shade palettes, six to be exact and I picked up one after seeing the incredible shade range. These retail for a shocking £5, which is pretty unbelievable and I got one in the shade Fire Vixen. You all know what I go for in eye shadow, warm pinks and browns so this palette was basically scream my name. As always, I have linked where I bought this from but you can get these from either Superdrug or Tam Beauty.
Starting with packaging, it is super simple just with a clear lid with the branding and shades/ information on the back. The shades are arranged in three rows of five and the pan size is fairly big. The palette is super slim and compact, obviously a mirror would be nice, but I don't think that it is essential in an eye shadow palette.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

July Favourites!

We all know the drill, it's the end of another month, how fast? yeah, yeah, yeah, we get it. Anyways, I know you all love reading these favourites posts so here is another. July was definitely a good month for me, I turned 15, I am now going into my final year of high school and I have discovered lots of things to share with you today.

Too Faced Sweethearts Blush in Candy Glow
I don't actually think that I have mentioned this in a favourites post yet but it is definitely an all time favourite. I particularly like this blush for the warmer months because it gives my skin such a natural glow and luminosity to it. The colour is also super beautiful, with the three different strips of colour you have the ability to create a custom colour but I just tend to mix them and I get a gorgeous peachy glow on the cheeks. I have definitely found myself reaching for this a lot more this month and to say the least I have been loving it.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Summer Reads 2017!

Currently, I feel as though so many amazing books are being shared and I want to read them all. Reading is something I don't do much of, like a lot of people, it's the lack of time or just forgetting that you have a new book to start. Anyways, now that it is finally summer, I am on a break and I want to relax by reading so I thought I would motivate myself by writing this post. There are lots of books on my shelf waiting to be read but I have chosen five that are on the top of my list.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

MUA Luxe Velvet Matte Lipstick Review

A few weeks ago, I was admiring my makeup collection, as you do, and I realized that I don't own that many actual lipsticks. As much as I am a gloss girl, you can't go wrong with a good lipstick so I wanted to expend my collection a little but on a budget. MUA released these lipsticks a few months a go and I knew I had to try them so that is what I am going to be reviewing today
This lipstick is part of the MUA LUXE range and they are the Velvet Matte Lipsticks. You can get these from Superdrug and they retail for £3. They come in 12 shades ranging from light to dark but for the most part, they are nude lipsticks. Superdrug claims these lipsticks to be "Full pigment, velvet matte lip-shade. With its unique and luxurious design this lipstick applies smoothly for a full coverage, gorgeously matte finish."

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Collection Illuminating Touch Liquid Radiance Review

New drugstore releases always get the better of me, but you know what?  I don't care because I love trying out new makeup to review and share with all of my lovely readers. Anyways, Collection Cosmetics is such an amazing drugstore brand, one I have loved since I started wearing makeup, so when I saw this on their newly released page, I knew I had to try it.
Just a bit of detail about the product as always, so you can buy this from the Superdrug website (link at the end of this post). This retails for £5.99 and you get 27ml and it is described as "A premium liquid illuminating primer that can be used with or without a foundation. The gorgeous texture of liquid radiance provides the perfect priming base for foundation application. Gold illuminating pearls lift the complexion and creates a dewy complexion".

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Tips When Working Out

I actually really enjoyed writing my last fitness post so I thought I would keep it up. Since working out more regularly, I have learnt a lot so I thought I would share some of those tips with you today. If you have any tips, feel free to comment them down below.
The first one I think is so important, it is all about your form over how many reps you do. Your form is something which will determine whether you are doing the move properly or whether you are doing it wrong. When you do it wrong, it could lead to working the wrong muscles and injuring yourself. When you do reps of something, your form improves but rushing your moves will cause you to loose form so keep it slow and steady while making sure you are doing the move properly. If you are not sure on how to do a particular move, then you can simply google it and there is almost likely a video including the move you want to do.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Freedom Pro Artist HD Eye Shadow and Highlighter Sets Review

I love single eye shadows and powders that you can just pop into an empty magnetic palette. Freedom actually came out with a magnetic palette, individual eye shadows and face powders quite a while back but nothing appealed to me apart from the magnetic palette which I now own. Now they have actually expanded the collection into some eye and face sets, perfect to just put in the magnetic palettes so that is what I am going to be reviewing. 
You can get these from both TAM Beauty or Superdrug and since I got mine from Superdrug, I have linked the products down below via Superdrug. In this new release, they came out with 4 face sets, consisting of three highlighters per set consisting of creams and powders. They also came out with 5 eye sets, all in powders, in two different finishes, you can choose between the eye foils or the eye impacts HD. I bought one face set and one eye set, just to test the waters, so I picked very "Grace" shades and ones I know I will have a good judgement of.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Collection Lip Colour Review - Lip Product of the Summer?

I love new drugstore releases, and I know you guys all love review so across the next few weeks there will be several reviews going up so I hope you are looking forward to them all. Anyways, I saw that this was new on Collection's Instagram and it sounds right up my street so I had to try it and share with you.
This is just called the Collection Lip Colour with Spf 15 and I got mine in the shade Fudge Delight. You can get these from Superdrug for £3.99 and as always the link to the product I am reviewing will be at the end of this post. This product comes in 6 shades ranging from brights to nudes and I obviously picked up the most nude shade because there is nothing new there. On the Superdrug website this lip product is described as "A Sheer Glossy colour with pearl sheen that glides onto the lips, Smooth balm texture with SPF protection" so I will cover the packaging first, then onto the formula and finishing off with my final thoughts.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

What I Got For My Birthday 2017!

In case you didn't know, I actually turned 15 on the 10th of July which was this Monday just gone. After much uming and ahing about it, I have just decided to show you what I got in a blog post since it was requested, and personally I love reading these posts. I am not trying to brag, I feel so incredibly lucky for everything I received whether it was a lovely message from one of you guys, a card or even a present so with that out of the way, I am just going to start.
Before I start, these are the presents from my parents and at the end a few from my friend because off the rest of my family like brother, grandad, uncles and aunties, I just got money and vouchers which I am super grateful for so you might see a haul or I might be able to save it (very slim chance).

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Nip+Fab Sculpted Eye Shadow Palette Review

After sharing a photo of this beautiful palette on my instagram (@Gracexkate) a few of you wanted to see a review of it. I have been trialing this out for the past few weeks and so I have a few of my final thoughts to share with you. Nip+Fab, I have always thought of as a skincare brand but very recently they have came out with a whole makeup line which all seems incredible. Since this was my first Nip+Fab product, I wasn't too sure on what to expect but I went with something I know and love, eye shadow just to get a feel for the quality and standard of the brand.
Starting off with all of the information, so Nip+Fab is sold in Superdrug, both their skincare and makeup ranges so as always the link to this exact product will be left below. They currently only have one eye shadow palette on the market which is the Sculpted palette and this is what I will be reviewing. Within their whole makeup range they have all sorts from highlighters to primer water to liquid lipsticks so their is definitely something for everyone.
This palette retails for £10.95 which I do think is quite an awkward number but never the less it is very affordable and you get a total of 12 shades which I think is great value. On the Suprdrug website it says "The mother of all eyeshadow palettes to take your eyes from subtly sculpted days to strong, smoky nights. Featuring 12 highly-pigmented warm and shimmer shades that glide on for maximum impact and ultimate sass."  From looking at the palette, there are, 2 shimmer shades, 1 semi-shimmer shade and 9 mattes and all the colours range from something light to something darker.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Birthday Meal GRWM 2017!

So after a poll on Twitter, which nowadays determines life changing decision (*sarcasm*) I have came to the conclusions that you all want to see a Birthday GRWM and a What I Got For My Birthday and that is exactly what I am going to do. For all of you newbies, my birthday is July 10th and so when you are reading this, it will be tomorrow for you but as I am writing this it is two days away for me. 
This post is actually coming in advanced for you guys, just because I am not really one to do anything for my birthday, but my family insisted on a meal and so it feel on the 8th of July. That sort of explains why I have a Birthday GRWM going up before my birthday but I really wanted to share with you a more glam look as what I will be wearing on my actual birthday will be near to nothing so I thought that you would appreciate this one more.
Anyway, this will include my hair, outfit and makeup so I will try and be a little chatty but not a bit load of ramble which is basically impossible so lets see just how good my attempt is.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

NYX Butter Gloss Review

It has taken me so long to share this with you but a few of you have asked for this review so here it is. I can quite confidently call this my favourite lip product from the drugstore. Obviously, if you have been reading my blog for a while you know exactly what I am talking about, the NYX Butter Glosses.
You can get these glosses from Boots and they retail for £5.50. They come in a range of shades but obviously I stick to the nude shades so currently in my collection, I own the shades Fortune Cookie and Creme Brulee. There are other websites that stock this product but Boots is the most accessible so I have left the link at the end of this post.
Starting with the packaging, I think they are super cute. You get only 8ml in the tube which I don't think is too bad because I don't think I have ever finished a lip gloss, but I think they are super cute because they are quite small and super portable. I also love how the colour of the gloss is represented on the whole outside of the tube.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

June Favourites!

Happy July!!! As always my first blog post of the month is going to be a favourites and so I hope you enjoy.
 I want to start off with a super random favourite but one I just have to briefly mention. The new Fab Birthday Cake Ice Lollies and absolutely delicious. I am pretty sure that they are limited edition so try them while you can because they taste incredible.
For music this month, there have been three new songs that I have been obsessed with all of which are just as good as the other. Would definitely recommend all of them:
Glorious - Macklemore ft. Skylar Grey
Passionfruit - Drake
Slow Hands - Niall Horan

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

How Good Is This £5.99 Foundation?

The Collection Illuminating Touch Foundation is £5.99, I know, I was shocked too! I am not going to lie, I was a little skeptical to try it out just because it is so inexpensive, I didn't think that it would work but I also figured that most of you might be curious as to how good an inexpensive foundation is and so I am just going to do a little review of it today.
Like I said before, this is called the Collection Illuminating Touch Foundation and as always the links will be below. This foundation is super accessible, you can get it from Superdrug for £5.99 but Collection always have offers on so maybe hold on a you might get a great deal.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

LABELS? Sexuality? Vegan? Cruelty Free?

I have been wanting to do this post for a while but I have been struggling to find the words, so I am really happy that I am ready to share this post. This post might turn out to be a bit of a mess but I just want to keep it super rare and honest.

A label, the new thing that the 21st century are obsessed with, whether it is a lifestyle like "Vegan" or "Cruelty Free" or whether it is something more personal like a relationship status or your sexuality "Single" or "Gay". Either way, I think, they are overused and I hate them, so let me get into why.

I hate labels because I just think you are giving a person one word to associate them with. For example, if someone comes out to you as gay, some narrow minded people are just going to refer to you as the "gay friend" or the person I know who is "gay". I think that this is just wrong, there is so much more to a person than their sexuality or that one label you have given them. I only named a few examples but it could be anything from "fat", "smart", "lonely", "virgin", if anyone ever referred to me as one of these, I would truly be offended. This is because I would like to think that there is so much more to me than my intelligence, or my physical appearance etc.

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.