Sunday, 28 September 2014

YOUTUBE CATCH UP #10.

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It's been a funny old week for me. I've had hardly any energy to write posts for my blog which frustrates me. As you know I posted about the headaches I get. They're still happening luckily I'm back at the hospital Tomorrow so hopefully I can start feeling human. Honestly guys I tried to film yesterday it went no where ha! It was just a hot mess. Anyway as always here's Sunday's and Wednesday's videos below, please subscribe if you're not already!

COLLECTIVE CLOTHING HAUL:



STORMY SKIES MAKE UP TUTORIAL:


Love,

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

WHITENING LIGHTNING | BROW BAR TO GO.

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I bought this brow product due to seeing lots of guru's on Youtube raving about it. Oh my goodness. This is the best wax forumla I've ever used in a brow kit. To say the brow bar to go is one of my favourite brow products would be an understatement. What I really love about this is I use the darker shade for 3/4's of my brow and then the lighter shade for the very start to make them look more natural. The wax really helps the colour adhere. I've not brought this baby out in a while, due to trying new brow products but I needed to share this with you. There's so many brow kits out there in the drugstore believe me I've tried many of them. To say a lot of them I've been disappointed in would be true. If you're looking for something that stays put all day then this could be great for you. I often pair this product with either the Sedona Lace angled brush or the Real Techniques angled brush. 
Find it here.

Love,

Monday, 22 September 2014

LUSH | TWILIGHT.

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Twilight is a bath bomb from lush which is a nice pale lavender/lilac colour. Believe it or not this is one I've not tried before. If you've seen my recent LUSH haul you'll remember this being in it. Oh my goodness this has become one of my favourites. It's a great calming one to use for bed time. It's so relaxing, with scents of lavender, benzoin, tonka and even ylang ylang oil. It's the perfect mix to give you that soothing relaxing bath after a long day, to clear your mind and really help you relax. It makes your skin feel so good! I love the colour the bath turns. It releases a gorgeous blue, almost pinky colour and leaves the bath a stunning shade of purple. Anyone on the look out for their new bath time treat this could be for you!
Find it here.

Love,

Saturday, 20 September 2014

YOUTUBE CATCH UP #9.

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so this week saw a bit of a splurge on LUSH. I went a bit cray and thought I'd show you what I got. As you know I love my LUSH stuff and I'm super excited to see their Halloween and Christmas collection. This week also saw a get ready with me type style video mixed with first impressions. I thought this was a good idea as I had loads of new make up to try out. If you want reviews for anything then just let me know! 

LUSH HAUL


GET READY WITH ME | FIRST IMPRESSIONS



Love,

Friday, 19 September 2014

BEAUTY BLENDER.

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I caved and finally bought this back in January. I used to always see this used in Youtube videos and could never justify spending £15 on a sponge. I tried using a sponge to apply foundation damp which was just a regular sponge you can get from Boots or Superdrug and thought it was okay. However, I've never looked back since purchasing this. It's become my little baby for applying foundation. Granted I go back and forth between this and brushes. The good thing about this is that you use it damp, once you run it under the water it doubles in size. Now what that does is it means you use less product, it prevents foundation from looking cakey and provides such a natural flawless finish on the skin. It makes your skin look so healthy and I feel it gives better results than a brush. I love this for concealer too. The pointed end is what I use to blend out concealer. It's great for getting into the inner corners. If you're on the fence about it definitely do it. I've heard as well there's little versions of this.. honestly that was it.. mind blown. I need those in my life too! I plan to get another one or two so I've got more than one because they're so good! They wash really easily as well. There is a dupe for the beauty blender which is the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge. To be honest I do prefer this one, but that one is still good and is a more affordable option coming in at £7. If you feel like you need this beauty in your life you can find it here.

Love,

Thursday, 18 September 2014

ELF | MAXIMUM COVERAGE CONCEALER.

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I think I may be cheating on my Collection lasting perfection concealer. I purchased this concealer from ELF a while back. I was purchased on a whim. I basically did quite a large ELF order to try out some more products that I'd not tried. I love ELF as a brand, I think they've got some really good products. Given as with every brand they do have a few things which just didn't work for me. Now for concealer I like it to be slightly lighter than my skin tone and I'm quite pale anyway, so finding a concealer that's not too dark has always been an issue. Any fair skinned ladies share my pain?! I feel ya. 

I ordered this in the shade porcelain, as I figured if it was too light I could still make it work as a highlight shade. I didn't want to risk getting a darker one because online it's so difficult to guess what shade you're going to be. Packaging isn't the best packaging in the world but you do get a lot of product compared to other concealers that I've got in my collection. So let's talk about the actual product in inside? The formula is really thick. If you're not a fan of thick concealers this might not be for you. It covers like a dream and blends out flawlessly. I was thinking due to the formula being thick it would look cakey but it doesn't. I like using this with a beauty blender as it blends it out flawlessly, and uses less product. The good thing about this though is if you do need more coverage you can layer. I would recommend using thin layers, and if you have a sponge then apply it that way but make sure you're using it damp! 

Overall this is a really good concealer. It lasts the whole day, it doesn't cling to any areas and it doesn't go patchy. I'd say if you do have a lot of problem areas this could be one to try. The shade selection isn't wonderful, but it's not the worst. It's super affordable as well. It's cheaper than my beloved Collection concealer and you get more product! I will be repurchasing this when I run out! You can find it here. If you want to see this product in action then I'll link my first impressions video that I did using this product down below!

ELF FIRST IMPRESSIONS!



Love,

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

OOTD | CAS & COMFY.

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Top | Primark
Leggings | New Look
Kimono | Matalan
White Converse | Very

I've got back into wearing leggings. Now the weather is calming down I'm back to living in them again. They're so comfortable and just literally go with anything. You can dress them up or dress them down and make a super casual and comfortable outfit. Hence the outfit I'm rocking in today's post. I love this pink tee which I got from Primark a couple of months ago. It's a nice loose material that doesn't cling, and is slightly longer at the back so it covers your bum! The kimono.. well this is not the first time it's featured on here. It's gorgeous and I love it. It goes with so many things.. so I'm not going to go into that in too much detail. As for the white converse.. these have become my babies. I've worn the hell out of them the past few months. I really do love them, they go with anything are so comfortable and just look great with so many outfits! If you don't own any converse go get you some! 

Love,

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

BENEFIT | GIMME BROW.

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Holy Grail Alert! Right off the bat yes this product is that good. Can I just say I purchased this back in February/March and I've not looked back. I used to always use the ELF clear brow gel, and that was always my go to. If you've been following me for a while you'll remember me raving and using that. Now in most tutorials it's this little baby that I reach for. Unless I'm switching it up, but no joke, everyday I reach for this and if for some reason I don't my brows feel naked. Now this isn't just a clear brow gel. It's a tinted brow gel. The good thing about this is you can use it over the top of a brow pencil/brow wax/powder or you can use it by itself. If you miss any spots then this gel will fill in those spots. Using this baby by itself gives a super natural look to the brows when you're having one of them no make up make up kinda days. This product has little fibres in the gel so it actually gives the appearance of thicker and fuller brows which why I love this so much. My brows aren't by no means sparse but they do sometimes need help to look a tad more natural if I'm in a rush and overdone the pencil/powder. I'm sure you ladies get me on that one. This stays in place all day, my brows look good all day! They go no where! I absolutely love this stuff and I will be repurchasing. I know it's a bit on the pricey side for a brow gel but it's worth it especially for any ladies with sparse brows. This really gives the appearance of hairs, so makes your brows look so much more natural. The brush itself is much smaller than any brush I've used with a brow gel before. The good thing about this is it allows you to really define your brows especially if you're just using this product on it's own. If you feel like you need this in your life, because I know I'm an enabler myself then you can find this beautiful product here.

Love,

Monday, 15 September 2014

LUSH | OATIFIX.

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Now I appreciate this face mask probably doesn't look too appetising but honestly ladies it's amazeballs. If you have dry skin this is a face mask for you! Got sensitive skin?! Don't worry this caters for that too! I have super sensitive skin and my skin gets on just fine with this! Now the idea of this face mask is that it's supposed to cool and nourish from the bananas, vanilla and oats. Illpe butter to treat the redness, ground almonds to polish and kaolin to cleanse the skin. Does it do all those? Well it does a pretty good job. I leave this on for roughly 10-15 minutes, sometimes I completely lose track of time and it's on for longer but hey ho! My skin always feels super soft, clean and just a lot healthier. I suffer with mostly dryer skin especially now we're going into the colder months. This is one that I say any girl with dry skin that has not tried this from LUSH needs to give a go. It is quite an odd texture to get used to but it's some good stuff for you face. Find it here.

Love,

Saturday, 13 September 2014

YOUTUBE CATCH UP #8.

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How's it going?! Currently typing this rocking my Dumbo slipper socks.. honestly elephant on my feet.. it's Dumbo, it's Disney.. I'm living the life! They are the most comfiest things. I got them from Primark.. not too sure if they still do them but I picked up a spare pair last time I was in there haha! Video wise.. Sunday I uploaded my August favourites.. to be honest I forget to add in so many things! I'd been off work sick and honestly guys it was just a nightmare. I also then uploaded my Elsa tutorial which I was so excited to get up for you guys! I've also done an Anna Tutorial which I link down below as well for you if you haven't seen that one yet, and are Frozen addicts like me. 

AUGUST BEAUTY FAVOURITES:


FROZEN ELSA TUTORIAL:


FROZEN ANNA TUTORIAL:


Love,

Friday, 12 September 2014

IF ONLY.

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I'm a massive SATC (sex and the city) fan. I love it, I can watch the episodes over and over without getting bored. Carrie just speaks so much sense haha! I was stumbling across some SATC quotes last night and one was quite appropriate for my life right now. You know when a phrase/saying just fits your life at that specific time. It was one of those moments.. I wanted to blog about it last night but honestly my eyes were so sore and I'd have had to stick matchsticks in my eyes to keep them open. I feel like that's happening again tonight.. done my skincare routine and my body's like girl get to bed.. I'm having a late one.. got lots to do yet my eyes are like.. we're going to make you sleep. The struggle is real.


How true is this quote honestly ladies?! There's no telling that in every girls life, hideous decisions and mistakes are made.. if only was something to erase them it would make life so much easier. I guess though, as the saying goes.. you learn from your mistakes. At least that's what they say - doesn't normally work like that! I can count multiple times I've made bad decisions over and over and over. But who's with me on this?! It's like our head knows it's probably going to be a bad idea.. however I feel like because we know it's a bad idea we do it anyway. 

I'd like to think that all bad memories/mistakes shape who you are.. not 100% sure how accurate that is! Teenage years I feel are a difficult time for a girl especially.. trying to figure out who you are, what you want, what you want to do etc. Trust me once you venture into your twenties it gets no easier! The reason why I wanted to write this last night was because it really was one of them days I just wish I hadn't of got up. It was a bad day from start to finish. You know when you wake up and feel like you're gonna have a melt down straight away? That's what yesterday was like. I had one of the worst headaches I've had for a long time.. literally threw my hair up on top of my head dragged my sorry ass out of bed, and went to the joyful place of Asda, for a food shop. Can we just talk about how I have no patience for that place.. like really they're moving and working on the shop whilst it's still open. So the frozen stuff is currently in two areas.. workmen area I swear there's a law against that haha! What really gets me going though is people pushing a trolley, not looking where they're going then just randomly stop. They don't even acknowledge that they've stopped, and just stand there. Or better yet have a conversation with somebody and block the way completely. Yesterday, I was browsing at the candles, they've got the autumn/winter ones in now ladies.. smell so good.. apple and cinnamon yes! Anyway, trying to get down the rest of the isle, there's this little old lady bless her doing a 360 turn with the trolley not knowing what she's doing or where she's going. Bare in mind head is pounding and feeling quite sick I had no patience.. Do you have them days where everything and everyone infuriates you?!

I got to the evening and was just like nope, can't handle this and pretty much had a melt down! The worst is when you've done your make up and like nope girl I'm not ruining this now I'll ruin it later! I was going to dig into a tub of Ben & Jerrys and drown my sorrows. Instead I made the most heavenly bath.. half a bar of creamy candy, little bit of the comforter and snow fairy. It was heaven. I loved it. My eyes we're so sore though, and they feel really sore tonight not too sure what's happening there! If you ladies like candy scents then try that concoction it's heavenly. 

I plan to spend the rest of my evening catching up on some Geordie Shore! It's one of my guilty pleasures! Anyone else love a bit of Geordie Shore?!

Love,

IOW: DAY EIGHT!

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Day eight this was our very last day and the day we came home! My dad decided to treat us all to a water lights show.. honestly guys it was amazing.. basically what it is, moving water using lights to different songs..that's like the worst explanation either but you get me? I explained it in my vlog/may faves! I didn't get any footage due to being able to film anything but if you guys ever get the chance to go to it go do it honestly it's amazeballs. After that we then headed back to the ferry to come home. I got some pics which I'll share with you guys. It was a great week and honestly if you've not been to the Isle of Wight then go! 



























I hope you guys enjoyed this series, I enjoyed reliving my holiday memories through photo's! I've got some other vlog type style posts planned as well for a couple of days out we've had all together. 

Love,