Saturday, 30 August 2014

August Favourites

Hiya Lovelies!
Today I will be showing you what I have been loving the past month. August has been a pretty full on month. Here in the UK we had GCSE results day and A Level results day, so if you picked up results let me know in the comments how you got on! I got my A Level results and I did really well, so I secured my place at university to study Law. September is going to be an exciting month :)

So here are my August faves ...

1. Essence Sun Club Matt Bronzing Powder

I have struggled to find a bronzer that suits my complexion but this one from Essence is perfect. This is made for brunettes, and it's brilliant for contouring with as it is matte. In the past I have ended up with orangey/muddy streaks down my face, with this bronzer though I just take a little bit on my ElF contouring brush and it looks great, it's something you can build up. It also comes in a shade for blondes/light skin tones, and was only £3.50 from Wilko.

2. Maybelline Baby Lips Electro - Oh, Orange!

So the Maybelline baby lips electro collection recently launched here, and Oh Orange! is my favourite colour out of the three. It's a really wearable shade and it became an everyday essential for me in August.

3. Aussie Mega Shampoo and Conditioner

At the end of July I was having a real hair dilemma, my hair is really long and it was becoming unmanageable. This Aussie shampoo and conditioner has really helped though. They ensure you don't get build up leaving your hair feeling light and bouncy. I love the smell of this shampoo and conditioner too, and the fragrance seems to last longer than other shampoos I have used.

4. The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel

You guys know i'm a big fan of The Body Shop, and I love their shower gels. On my last visit I picked up this pink grapefruit shower gel for a change as I usually always go for the mango. I have really been loving this scent nearly as much as the mango, and that is saying something.

5. Music of the Month

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As you know I always end my monthly faves post with my favourite song/album, this month though couldn't think of any new music I have been enjoying. But my love for Jake Bugg has deepened after watching his Reading and Leeds fest set. His albums, Jake Bugg and Shangri La, are just amazing! So if you would like, have a listen here.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know what you were loving through out August in the comments :)

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Liebster Award #4 and #5

Liebster Blog Award

Hi lovelies!
So I have been nominated for the Liebster Award for a 4th and 5th time. So a big thanks to Sophie from Sophie Kristensen and Sammie from sammiesextraordiarylife. Both of these guys have fabulous blogs so please all go on over and check them out!

Sophie's Questions:
1.What is your favorite food?
I would say a nice piece of steak.

2. Why did you start blogging?
Well I started reading Tanya Burr's and Zoella's blogs a few years ago, so they inspired me to start. But I never thought anyone would actually read my blog, so I never went ahead and made one straight away. I am so glad I did started though!

3. Do you have a DIY remedy you swear by?
Not really :')

4. What is your dream for your blog?
Who wouldn't want it to be something they could do 24/7 and make a living from it? But being more realistic, I want to just keep making content people enjoy :)

5. Where do you get ideas for your posts?
Trying out new products and just general life I think, Ideas just pop into my mind :')

6. Where do you get fashion inspiration from?
I love reading magazines, especially Company, they have amazing fashion sections. 

7. Do you see yourself blogging for many more years to come?
Yes for sure, I really enjoy blogging and speaking to all you guys, it's a place I can come to and share my thoughts and opinions

8. Makeup product you can’t live without (one high end + one drugstore)?
High end would be the Stila "All you need is love" blush palette, it creates a beautiful sheen on your cheeks, it's perfect for an everyday look. Drugstore I would say the Collection lasting perfection concealer. In my opinion, and I think a lot of you will agree, it is the best drugstore concealer.

9. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
Doing a job I really enjoy, and owning a little cottage.

10. What are your top 3 favorite series?
The Inbetweeners, Miranda, and MIC. 

11. If you could choose any place to live, where would it be?
I think it would be Australia, it is such a beautiful country and the lifestyle seems amazing.

Sammie's Questions:
1. What is one thing that you couldn't live without?
Definitely my family. But if we are talking about like gadgets and gizmos, I would have to say the internet. When it has been down in the past I have withdrawal symptoms :')

2) What is your favourite sweet/ chocolate?
My favourite sweets are Sherbet Lemons of course!

3) Where would you like to see yourself in 10 years time?
Doing a job I really enjoy, and owning a little cottage.

4) If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?
That's a difficult question, maybe the Queen, that would be fun!

5) Whats your most proudest moment?
Probably passing my A levels and being accepted into uni or passing my driving test.

6) Who would you love to meet?
Matty Healy from The 1975, so I could ask him to marry me.

7) If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Australia for sure.

8) Favourite colour?
Yellow, purple or Grey

9) Favourite make up brand?
Revlon or Bourjois, I can never make up my mind!

10) Have you met any celebrity's?
I met Matt Richardson (comedian and tv presenter) after his show in March.

11) What one thing really annoys you?
Rude people!

I have been nominated for all these awards in the space of few months, and I haven't really come across anymore blogs to nominate, so I am going to through it out to you guys. If you know someone who deserves a Liebster award nominate them, and ask them 11 questions!

I want to say another big thank you to Sophie and Sammie, and to all of you guys that continue to read my blog! I love you all :)

Friday, 22 August 2014

Essence All About Nude Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hi Lovelies!
Today I want to share with you guys a recent purchase of mine the Essence All About Nude eyeshadow palette, which I picked up in Wilkinsons for just £3.50!

This palette contains 6 beautiful shades, including some shimmery, some matte and some metallic.  Each pan is rather big too which is just amazing for the price. The packaging is nice and simple, as I always mention I feel lower end brands go overboard with their packaging which makes the product look cheap, but Essence has kept it clear and it is nice to see the product. Despite it being plastic, the palette feels sturdy and it is on the smaller size too, so it's perfect for putting in your bag and taking out and about. 

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the shadows, they are nicely pigmented and easy to blend, but I think they work better when a primer is applied first. Overall this product is great for everyday, even using one shade across your lid just adds a little extra to your look, and at £3.50 you just can't go wrong.

Here is one look I created using this palette...  

Essence also has 3 other versions of this palette which I would love to try out, you  can view them here.

I hope you all enjoyed this review, and I would like to thank you for continuing to read my blog and leaving such lovely comments :) 

Sunday, 10 August 2014

The Inbetweeners 2, A Miracle and 100 Followers | My Week #1

Hello Lovelies! 
Today I thought I would try a new style of post, I'm going to be talking through some of the things I got up to during the week. So I hope you enjoy!

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So this week I went to the Cinema to see The Inbetweeners 2. For those of you who might not be familiar, The Inbetweeners is a British sitcom which follows the lives of 4 teenagers, it ran for 3 seasons and in 2011 the first movie was released. So we have all been waiting a long time for the sequel. This time we saw the lads travelling around Australia, and as usual they were getting themselves into trouble and treating us to classic inbetweeners banter. I really did enjoy the movie, a few people said it wasn't as funny as the first one, but I thought it was better - I was literally crying with laughter. It was much ruder though, so I guess if you are squimish or easily offended The Inbetweeners isn't something you would enjoy. I hope this isn't the end like it has been suggested, let's hope we will get a 3rd movie or another series? If you have seen the movie let me know what you thought in the comments!

This week I found 2 miracle products in The Body Shop, and I couldn't wait to share it with you guys! I picked up the Tea Tree Facial Wash (£5.00) and the Tea Tree Blemish Gel (£6.00) as I had a pretty bad break out on my chin. All of the gels and creams I have used in the past have never really done anything, so I wasn't holding out much hope with these products, but I was very surprised. I have been using the face wash and gel for about 5 days now and my spots have practically disappeared, so I would recommend these 2 products for sure!

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This week I also came across a great band on YouTube, their name is Little Sea and I have fallen in love with their EP 'Wake the Sun' - it's been on repeat all week. If you like pop/rocky music you will love them so check them out here!

This week I was also nominated for another Liebster Award, so you can read that post here. This is my 3rd Liebster award and it really means a lot, so a big thank you to Rebecca! I would love it if you could go on over to the blogs I nominated and give them a follow, they are all great and I would love it if you could support them too!

Finally, earlier on today I hit 100 followers! I guess to some people 100 followers doesn't seem a lot :') But to me that's huge, I think there was 100 people in my year at school! I never thought 100 people would be interested in and follow my blog. So thank you everyone, it really means a lot! I hope you all continue to enjoy reading my blog ...

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Liebster Award #3

Hello Lovelies!
I have been nominated for another Liebster Award, so a big thank you to the fabulous Rebecca from her blog is great so you guys should go on over and check it out :)

The Rules

1. Link back to the person that nominated you
2. Answer all the questions that you are given
3. Choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate
4. Pick 11 questions for them to answer and let them know.

Rebecca's Questions
1. In your opinion what is the best way to remove make up?
Well I use a cleanser to remove my make up, then I use a toner.

2. Waterproof mascara or regular mascara?
I definitely prefer waterproof mascara, especially with the rainy weather we usually have, mascara running down your face and around your eyes isn't a good look :') 

3. What is the best beauty product out there?
That's a difficult question! I couldn't really say because I haven't tried everything out there, but the best product I have tried is the Revlon Colourstay foundation. 

4. Is there one item of food or drink that you think can help improve your appearance (e.g. skin, eyes, hair)?
I'm no expert but since I have been trying to drink more water I have noticed my skin has been a lot better.

5. Which beauty products are worth spending more money on?
I think foundation is something worth spending more on, the more expensive brands tend to give better, long-lasting, coverage. But I have found some good cheaper alternatives, as I love a bargain, I recently tried an Essence foundation and loved it (I will review it soon!)

6. How long do you think you will be blogging for?
I have never really thought about when I will stop blogging. Hopefully it's something I will continue to do for a long time. It will be cool in the future to look back and see what I was loving when I was younger :')

7. What kind of response have you had to your blog?
Everyone has been lovely about my blog, I always get sweet comments and people seem to enjoy reading my posts :)

8. What is the best thing about blogging?
Getting to talk about what I love with people that share the same interests. But above all the people, there are so many lovely people that read my blog and leave nice comments, everyone supports each other. 

9. Is there a downside to blogging?
There isn't a real downside, sometimes I don't have enough time to get my posts out eg. may this year :') , and I felt really bad, you have to get your self all organised for sure.

10.  Do you have any tips or tricks that you would share with your younger self about make-up?
Experiment more, find those colours that suit you and have fun with make up.

11. Have you ever had any embarrassing hair/fashion/make-up moments?
Nothing that really springs to mind, but i'm sure I wore some bad clothes when I was younger! 

I nominate:
1. Grace - Grace'd
2. Olivia - Legally Couture 
3. Sophia - Makeupower 
4. Ruth - Beauty Billboard  
7. Amie - Amie Talks 
8. Jessica - The Modern Girl
9. Millie - Millie Grace
10. Catharine - Live Life Out Loud 
11. Rachel - Routine Beauty

My Questions:
1. If you won the lottery what is the first thing you would do?
2. Which decade would you most like to live in?
3. Do you have a fashion/style icon? who is it?
4. What is your favourite budget/drugstore beauty brand?
5. What is your favourite season?
6. If you were to move to another country, which would you choose?
7. What would be your dream job?
8. Do you prefer the city or the countryside? 
9. Do you have a celebrity crush? who is it?
10. Name 3 singers/bands that would be in your dream festival line up?
11. What was your last beauty purchase?

I would like to say a huge thanks to Rebecca and everyone who reads my blog. It would really mean a lot if you could go on over to the blogs I have nomiated and support them, give them a follow or leave them a nice comment! This is my 3rd Liebster award, so I really want to give back and support other bloggers :)

Thanks again guys, 

Sunday, 3 August 2014

July Style Crush : Fearne Cotton

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Hello Lovelies!
Happy Sunday :) Today I am bringing back my monthly style crush post, in it's previous short life I struggled to get the post out with my monthly faves post and I ended up ditching it. But it's back, and with a little organisation this post will be up the day after my faves post! I really enjoy doing these posts and I hope you enjoy reading them.

So looking back at July Fearne Cotton's (Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter) style really stood out to me. I always love what Fearne wears and she is definitely  one of my style icons, but this month I think she has dressed really well for the British summer. Here are two of my favourite looks ...
Fearne Cotton arrives at the BBC Radio 1 studios in London, England - 16 July 2014
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Fearne looks bang on trend wearing her ripped jeans and a lovely white top with lace detailing. I love white shirts as they appear fresh and crisp, perfect for the warmer weather we have been having here in Britain. Finishing off the look Fearne sported another one of this seasons trends, a pair of chunky silver sandals. She accessorised with a small black sidebag and another one of my favourite pieces, over-sized tortoiseshell sunglasses. 

Fearne Cotton spotted outside BBC Radio 1, London, 22 July
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Here is another one of my favourite looks. Fearne looks great on her way to work, teaming a short sleeved floral shirt with dark chino trousers, again a lovely smart/casual outfit perfect for the warmer weather. Fearne then wore jeweled leopard print sliders, another one of summers trends. The look was complete with a large navy tote and those lovely sunnies.

Here is how I would replicate the look ...

I hope you all enjoyed this post :) Let me know in the comments whose style caught your eye this month ...

Saturday, 2 August 2014

July Favourites

Hey lovelies!
How fast has July gone?! I cant believe we are into August already, though looking out of the window here in England you wouldn't believe it, it's just gloomy and rainy :') Here are my July faves ...

Sleek Blush, Life's a Peach -  I am in love with this colour. It is a sleek blush I have always wanted to try but I thought it might not suit me, but I love it! It gives such a lovely glow and is perfect for a summer makeup look.                                                                                        
Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss, shade 25 bright side of life -  As you all know I have been loving the new Essence stand in my local Wilko's and on my last visit I fell in love with the shade of this lipgloss, I have been wearing it non-stop. It has a little bit of gold glitter in it, but its not too sparkly so is a perfect shimmery daytime lipgloss. I love the fact its not sticky and it's really longlasting too.                                                                                                                            
Rimmel Lash Accelerator endless fibres mascara -  You guys know I have very short eye lashes and I am always on the look out for my perfect mascara. I always feel let down, brands claim they are going to make your lashes really long and I buy the product and see little difference. But I was surprised by this Rimmel mascara. It lengthens, fills out my lashes and lasts all day. It also claims to make your lashes naturally longer after 30 days, so I will let you guys know if that statement is true.

St. Ives apricot scrub for oily/blemish prone skin -  I have been having a real battle with my oily skin this month, with the heat it has been a real pain. But I have enjoyed using this scrub, it really gets rid of oil and any dirt and leaves the skin feeling clean and fresh. 

Album - 5 Seconds of Summer -  I always include an album/song of the month, and for July it has to be the 5 Seconds of Summer album. It has been on in my car all month, if you haven't already had a listen and you like rocky/pop you will love this album. I think my favourite song off the album is 'Long Way Home', if you have the album let me know what your favourite song is in the comments!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I hope you all have a happy August! (let me know in the comments what you are going to be up to)