Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Mischievous | Revlon Matte Lip Balm

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Bit of an orange theme on the blog today! You know what I'm like as soon as spring hits I'm back into the orange lip thing that I seem to rock every year now. I think it is one of my favourite colours to wear on the lips, and probably my fav in the warmer months! There's just something about it! I love the fact that I own really vibrant oranges but also more muted down, pastel oranges too. This one is classic example of a muted down pastel orange and it's in the shade mischievous. It's part of Revlon's matte lip balm range which I think are fantastic! I don't find them to be too drying considering they are matte. With some matte lip products they can be really drying which I dislike! I still always apply a lip balm before applying one of these to the lips just to make sure my lips are smooth otherwise if you cracked lips it will show through! I love these crayon lip products though I think they're so handy to throw in your bag and apply on the go! I definitely want to get more colours! They retail at £7.99 and are normally on offer in Boots! Find them here.

Let me know if you've tried any of the balms with it's the lacquer's or the mattes! Let me know your favourite colour for this time of year! 


Monday, 11 May 2015

Vitamin E Moisture Mask | Superdrug

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As I'm currently sitting here with this on my face after doing a pore unclogging mask I thought it would be appropriate to actually tell you all about my favourite moisture/hydrating mask! I love a good face mask, doesn't everybody?! Especially when you have a pamper night and do two in a row, yas. I purchased this back in January when my skin was in desperate need of some TLC. Breakouts everywhere, dry patches.. the lot it wasn't pretty. I needed some serious hydration. I wasn't really expecting too much as this was incredibly cheap from Superdrug.. however I was pleasantly surprised! Now it comes out the same texture as a moisturiser. Depending on how well you wish to hydrate your skin will depend on how much you use. Sometimes I use less, sometimes I go a little crazy with how much I apply to my face. Bare in mind if you do slather your face with this like I've done tonight, it will take longer to sink in. I normally let this sit on my face for 20-30 mins before wiping the residue with a tissue. I love the fact that this face mask has Vitamin E in it. As you know I love The Body Shop's Vitamin E range as it works really well especially for sensitive skin. My skin freaks out with certain products, so that's another thing that made me pick this up. I'm so glad I did as one use and my skin already felt smoother and softer. It does what it says and gives good hydration which everyone's skin can do with from time to time as a pick me up!  Find it here.

Let me know if you've tried this face mask! They also do a few others in the line from Superdrug all £2.59 each. Quite often on promo 2 for £3!


Friday, 8 May 2015

Mango Body Butter | The Body Shop

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I don't need to explain my love for body butters as it's pretty obvious that I'm obsessed! Always have been I think they're amazing for moisturising and they have so many great scents! The Body Shop body butters are my absolute favourite! I've tried others but I always go back to these! Their Mango scent is to die for especially as we're now in Spring and going into summer! There's nothing better after a nice relaxing bath or shower than smothering this all over my body! The scent lingers on you as well which I really like, mainly because the scent is obviously what makes me purchase it! You know what I'm like with my scents! This is good stuff though! Let me know if you've tried any body butters from The Body Shop and what your favourite one is! Find this one here.


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Pretty Pastels | Monthly Faves.

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I have been super productive with filming lately it's been insane! I'm loving it though! I have so many fun ideas for spring/summer tutorials but I would also love to hear what you guys would like to see! I feel like this year is going by so quickly, like we're in May already! Not to mention I've been rubbish at blogging this year.. I'm trying to find the time to blog however a full time job, a youtube channel and a blog kinda makes it difficult haha! I'm moving this month though which excites me greatly! It means I get to see my chummy all the time and not when we get the occasional day off to spend time together! I've been absolutely obsessed with my bubble baths again! Quite possibly I'm trying to lower my LUSH stash before I move because it's still completely out of hand! Oops.. 

I had the day off work today so I got to spend time with Fia which of course I love! Last week when I was off was so good as I got to do so many things with Fia that I used to do all the time but now hardly getting to do! Literally, she got paint everywhere in the kitchen the clean up was quite something! She even managed to get paint up the wall by the stairs! I don't know how she managed it! By the time she had finished in the bath the water was pink! I also took her into my work which she loved! Everybody thought she was so adorable which she is most of the time! Today was more a chilled day with her, we went food shopping and then she went completely hyper from Ribena. Oops, my bad. We then watched Monsters University and Monsters Inc. Both films she loves! I'm so proud she's a little Disney addict! 

I want to get back into my review posts as well because I feel like I've not done very many of those this year.. probably because I haven't right?! oops. I did get a package of China Glaze polishes today which I'm excited to try out and review for you guys! They're really fun bright summery colours! Bright orange, blue and purple! I cannot wait. Where I work deliveries and in the kitchen my nails get wrecked at work however, I painted my nails for the first time this year and want to get back into doing so as I have so many nail polishes!! 

Monday my April Favourites video went up! It was quite a chatty video with many bloopers as I decided to film outside and as usual it didn't quite go as planned! I miss doing my longer chatty videos so I really enjoyed that one! Today saw a spring tutorial go live on my channel, featuring a colourful palette from Zoeva. I really like how the look turned out. It's fun and bright but it's not too bright as I used pastel shades! Check them out below! 




Monday, 27 April 2015

Monday Haulin'

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It's Monday! Normally I hate Monday's but it's the start of my long week off which I am so excited for! As you might be able to tell it's time for me to get back into the swing of things on here and my channel! I thought I would give you guys a little more of an update with what I've been up to! I've got a haul video coming up for you guys soon which is absolutely huge.. oops. I went to Primark.. and well a lot happened and sooner that I remember my basket was full. Everytime this happens! I saw Harry Potter pjs and clothing and I was sold. You know how it is with me and Harry Potter! 

These have become one of my favourite things of life! I absolutely love them! Each year I normally end up buying new summer PJ's and I always get them from Primark has they have such cute, fun designs!

I have also been delving further into the world of LUSH. As you guys know I'm a huge fan of LUSH! I love all their bath goodies but this time round I decided to control myself and focus on their skincare! I love their Mask of Magnaminty I think it's amazing and really works well on my skin! The same goes for the toner water as well I previously have owned the same one only in a smaller size. I should have picked up the big bottle then because it's good stuff! Added bonus of it also makes you feel like you're at the beach! Quick little update for the ocean salt scrub! I was so intrigued by this and it so far as been working wonderfully not to mention it also smells great! It just doesn't taste very nice! I've also used the cosmetic warrior face mask which made my skin feel so good afterwards! I will warn you this one isn't exactly great for scent as it contains garlic but other than that it's good stuff! I think I'm going to give cupcake a go tonight! 

How cute is this phone case guys?! I'm a Disney fan through and through! When I spotted this case on Ebay I was instantly like 'mine'. I absolutely love it. Not to mention it's got my fav in the corner right at the bottom ;) Still obsessed with elephants guys! I love the quote too I think it's really cute! 

Lastly I am absolutely loving orange lips! I think it's going to be my fav colour now for the warmer months! I've always loved wearing orange lipsticks/glosses but for some reason this year it's more intense! Hoops & curled hair as I explained it the last post is a must for me right now too! On that note I plan to do my make up for the day and film a hair video for you guys! I hope your Monday isn't too bad for you! 


Friday, 24 April 2015

That Spring Feeling.

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so it's been a little while hasn't it?! I'm full into the swing of those spring vibes right now! I'm absolutely loving it, more importantly orange appears to be my colour at the moment! I'm loving wearing it on the eyes, lips & clothing wise! I've changed shades of red twice in the past two months and I've got my next shade lined up which is coming in a future haul! Not to mention my current love for curled hair! I curl my hair and then it will last until I next wash my hair which is great, it means as the days go on the curls get messier and more effortless which I love. Can we just also speak about my current obsession with hoops.. it's becoming a slightly problem! Which you'll probably see in my upcoming favourites video! 

Easter has been and gone and we had all 4 girlies in that time to stay for 2 nights & 3 days! Least to say it was hectic! Got about 12 weeks left of having Fia on a Thursday & Friday and then she's off to school! That has gone so quickly, when did she get so grown up?! Keira is staying tonight to make up for the night she missed out on due to her being unwell bless her! My parents are off on their holiday as of Monday! Which means I've got filming time to film some looks! I'll give you an insight, I've got two collabs in the pipeline which I'm so excited for! I've also got a Hayley Williams inspired tutorial which I need to film coming up! That was a requested tutorial! I also went to start a new series on my channel which I've got lots of ideas for I've just not had enough time to even begin filming that! I'm very excited! 

As with my job the store has been open 5 weeks now and we're finally getting into our routine. Everything has calmed down a lot which is great because it means I can get back to doing this which I love! 

Needless to say we've also planned a trip to the zoo in September! This was mine and my sister Nikki's doing! We thought little Aiden would love it, and we're getting the whole family together as a family outing and to do something for the mass of birthdays that will be happening in September! Of course I need to check up on my elephants too and renew my adoption! 

I'll leave the latest videos below if you've not seen them yet! New video coming sunday loves! 




Thursday, 19 February 2015

Youtube Catch Up #22.

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How's your week going so far?! I've had the week off work as I had holiday to use up before next month. I was going to film a requested tutorial yesterday however I spent the day fixing my hair. Long story short my usual hair dye that I use which I showed you in my haircare routine did not take to the middle and some of the ends of my hair. I think that was a sign that I needed a change. I've had that colour for quite a while. The most common thing us girls do after a break up is change our hair mine was just 4 months later haha! My new shade of red in the light looks like Ariel's hair and when my hair isn't in the light it's a more red toned red if that makes sense which is darker than my previous colour. I think it suits me and looks much better. I feel a lot happier with my new colour. I used a L'Oreal hair dye in the colour Scarlett Power. I plan to switch it up once this has faded and it needs dying again by giving my hair a true Ariel colour in all light :) I said this year was the year for change and that's definitely happening. 

Today I've spent the day with my nieces and baby nephew Aiden. I promise a post about him is coming soon I've just not had time to write about that beautiful little boy yet. He's so adorable and the noises he makes are just hilarious. He was doing little goat impressions earlier whilst drinking his bottle. Tomorrow I'm going shopping with my mumma and then Saturday I'm off to see Fifty Shades of Grey with my chummy, then we're going shopping and then we're having a much deserved and needed night out. Sunday will be spent recovering from no doubt the night before and then Monday it's back to work for me. 

Sexy & Sultry Smokey Eye | Valentines Day Tutorial 

February Collective Haul | Matalan, Primark, Superdrug, New Look

ELF Smudge Pot Tutorial | 3 in 1 Eye Look