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Monday, 17 July 2017

sephora haul from barcelona

So, I was feeling a little splurge in Sephora had to be done while I was in Barcelona. Just by walking down towards the store I ended up going a liiiitle crazy when I saw the Too Faced stand.

Tarte Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette In Bloom
I have been wanting this palette for absolutely ages so when I saw it in store I couldn't resist getting my hands on it. The rose gold packaging is just goals! I may already have some palettes with these similar shades but I think this could be the perfect one to use in Autumn especially with the nude browns. When I bought it I didn't realise that the brush came along with it so that was a treat!

Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow
This is another product I've been eyeing up for what feels like forever! I feel like every beauty blogger must have this by now but I was a little late to wagon, I'm happy that I waited though. I put a few swatches on the back of my hand and the glow from these highlights look amazing, can't wait to see what they look like when I include it in my make-up routine.

Sephora Face Masks - Green Tea / Pomegranate / Avocado
My face has been in dire need of a face mask so I decided to pick up 3 of Sephora's own which were just 3 euros each. I tried the green tea one last night and already my blemishes have gone down.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Travel Sized Mascara
As I was waiting to pay I noticed that they had loads of travel sized products so I decided to pick up 2 of the Too Faced Mascara's because let's be honest it is the best mascara I have ever used.

This Works Can't Sleep Kit
I picked up this little kit because I had always wanted to try the can't sleep range but I couldn't bring myself to spend so much on it without giving it a try first. Also the travel sized set is so cute.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Another travel sized beauty I found was the UD Primer Potion which I have heard great things about. I think this product will stay in my make-up bag for now on.

Kat Von D Setting Powder
I am so happy I got this product, I tried the tiniest bit yesterday and it does wonders. It creates a light matte effect to foundation which doesn't make it look too cakey at all.

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette
I am in love with this palette. It is small enough to travel well but big enough to make some amazing eye looks. These colours are so pigmented and I love the shimmer in the majority of the shades with enough shadows for transitioning. Have I mentioned the sweet smell? Yes, it smells like chocolate!

Have you tried any of these?
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

beauty bits i will be taking on holiday

Putting together a holiday make-up bag is never as easy as it looks. Especially when you are only taking hand luggage. In 3 weeks I will be going to Barcelona for 4 days with my boyfriend Sean and now it is time to get prepped and ready!
I thought I would show you some of the beauty bits I will be taking away with me.
The last time I went away on holiday I took with me this Bourjois City Radiance foundation which gives me high coverage but still leaves me a dewy look. I love how it contains spf. For concealer I will be taking my trusty Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in a light shade to add under my eyes to cover any darkness I might have.

To highlight I will be taking a new product that I bought the other day which is the Makeup Revolution Highlight in Ever Glow which so far gives my skin a healthy glow. For eyes I will be taking the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette in My Paradise which is absolutely stunning. For mascara it will have to be the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, this is one amazing mascara and will continue buying it.

Lips become high maintenance whenever I am on holiday so I always like to pack a lip balm for my dry lips and of course some lippy, so I will be taking the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp.

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

how to get into holiday saving mode

Being a Blogger can sometimes be difficult especially when you're a shopping addict - guilty as charged! But there are ways to save money for important things, for me I am saving for a car and just putting money away if I need it for emergencies.
Summer is coming around and that means it's Holiday/Vacay season! Myself and Sean are going to Barcelona, Spain in July which is coming around so fast already. Today I am going to share with you some tips on how to get into a holiday saving mode ready for your time away. I hope I can help you in anyway possible if you are a shopaholic like me...
Open a savings account. I did this when I turned 16 and I am so happy that did. If you are aiming towards something like a mortgage on a house, a new car or a holiday this is the perfect way to put some money away each month. Each month I put away at least £30 which isn't a lot but It does help. This would be helpful if you are going on a big trip, somewhere like New York. If you want to read top tips on looking for the right savings account, go here.

Earn some extra cash. Recently I have been obsessed with selling a view bits on Ebay. When you start earning loads more money you suddenly think WHAT ELSE CAN I SELL. Look through your Summer clothes for example and think of what you would take or wouldn't take away with you and give them to somebody who could use them more than you. The money I have made from selling a few of my things are going towards some new holiday bits and it gets you more excited.

Saving when online shopping. Everyone loves shopping online it's simple and easy, but it can make you poor and abuse your bank balance in the process. There are ways to save money while browsing online. Every time I now use TopCashBack, which hides in the background when you go on a website and it tracks when you buy something and you get a percentage back of what you spent. It's worth giving it a try!

Get the best deal on travel money. If you are at the point now where you have booked your flights and hotel, now is the time to get the best exchange rate on your travel money. The best time to start getting your euros for example is at least one month before your holiday. This gives you enough time to order your travel money online if you wish to. Don't wait until you get to the airport, your hotel or foreign banks, as these will usually charge more commission I learnt this last year when I bought some in Barcelona.

I hope these tips have helped you and let me know if you are yourself going away on a Holiday this year.
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Thursday, 6 April 2017

my april plans

April has come around so fast and I couldn't be more excited. Blossoms are everywhere over my Instagram feed, blue skies are upon us and the Easter eggs are hitting the shops. Today I thought I would share with you my to do list for this month...

1. Get baking! I have seen some yummy Easter treats on Pinterest so I have made notes of some that I will be making throughout the month. This vanilla peach cake looks amazing.

2. Purchase some new Spring/Summer bits. My wardrobe is looking a little empty since my clear out, I need some more blush items. I have my eye on this tea jumpsuit from ASOS.

3. Have some afternoon walks in the local woods. I want to make the most of our sunshine days so a nice Easter walk would be lovely. Imagine the Instagram shots I could get!

4. Light my new Yankee Candle from the new collection. I already love the Wild Mint, it reminds me of a virgin mojito.

5. Read and finish at least one book this month. I'm on the look out for the perfect book to read in the sun, if you have any recommendations please let me know.

6. Plan more healthy lunches and dinners at the start of the week. I'm trying to cut down on sugar, and instead make some healthy salads for lunch. Using a food schedule planner really does help keep you motivated.

7. Drink a lot more water. I have become forgetful when it comes to drinking the correct amount of water a day. Drinking more water will help keep me more hydrated throughout the way.

8. Take my skincare more seriously. My skin hasn't been looking it's best recently and that is because I haven't been doing my skincare routine every morning and evening. I would like to push myself to cleanse, tone and moisturise my skin before I do my make-up or before I go to bed.

9. Cut down on eating sweets and chocolates in the evenings. Although the mini eggs and Easter sweets are around at the moment, I really need to try not to eat so much before I head to bed. I would like to keep this going even when Easter is over.

10. Save some money and not splurge. I have a holiday in July to Barcelona and I really want to try and do a lot whilst I am there like visit the top tourist places there. So I am going to try not to splurge my money when I get paid.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017

asos wishing for spring

After giving my wardrobe a spring clean, it was about time I got onto ASOS and looked into the "new in" section.
This Spring I have a few special occasions and a Summer holiday in July. So when I am scrolling through all the lovely pieces I am thinking about when I would wear them. I have my eye on these pretty cactus pjs which look incredible for Summer and to take away with me on holiday.
This cute cold shoulder ruffle top tucked in shorts or jeans, looks like the perfect Summer outfit. Below you will find a couple of other bits I have my eye on...




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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

spring lush haul

I had a lil trip to Lush not so long ago and I was so happy to see all the new Spring collection. When I looked upon my Lush collection in my bedroom, I noticed that had a sad looking sparkly pumpkin from October time and half of my comforter bubble bar. So, when I went into Lush I knew it was for a get some new bits! I went with two old favourites so they made an appearance in my basket.

Lemony Flutter -  If you want something that smells like Spring in a pot, you need this. As soon as I smelt this in the shop it reminded me of a lemon curd. To be honest here, my cuticles aren't in the best condition so when I saw this I just had to get it. You only need a small amount of this to smooth over any dry patches on your fingers and it leaves them feeling soft. I have to say, since using this my cuticles are looking decent.

Sex Bomb - An old favourite of mine and one I think everybody loves is this bath bomb. The design itself reminds me of Spring and along with the scent of jasmine. This is a perfect pick me up after a stressful day.

Ups-A-Daisy - This one was part of the mothers day collection but it is still online to get hold of! I am in love with this bath bomb. The design and scent is just beautiful. I can already imagine how this will look when it is fizzing in my bath but I am too scared to use it as it is so pretty!

Which Came First? - If you love the smell of grapefruit like me, then you need to get hold of this bath bomb. A lovely girl in the shop said that you can use this one many times just by breaking it up if I really wanted to which I didn't know.

Twilight - Personal favourite and one I will always pick up again and again is this bath bomb. This is the perfect treat for bed time when you just want to relax and settle in a shimmering deep purple bath. Trust me, if you have not picked this up before you really do need to.

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

beauty picks for spring

Suddenly Spring is upon us in the UK and I couldn't be more happier. As much as I love Winter, I adore tulips springing up along with daffodils. Little things like the air smelling of freshly cut grass (even though I have hay-fever) and seeing neighbours getting out their washing line because the sun is shining, makes me so happy.

Now I had to say goodbye to the tones of berries, I'm slowly getting back into the pastel colours. Right now I am loving blush pink, especially on clothes.

For highlighting my dewy Spring skin, I love to use the Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette. Pairing this with a pinky coral blusher like Revlon Racy Rose Powder Blush gives me a natural look.

I don't have many bright lipsticks but I did pull out this Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in "Demure". This is a shy pink colour, easy to apply and it's shiny. The other day I decided to get this NYX Professional Matte Lipstick in "Antwerp". I had seen this colour on a couple of people but was scared to give it a try as it is quite 'out there' meaning bright. But I really think this could be a favourite for Spring and Summer.

For fragrance, I've pulled out my favourite Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream. It has a soft feminine scent along with the pretty daisy bottle. It's the perfect fragrance for the warmer weather! For a lovely body mist I love this Pink Grapefruit from The Body Shop. I tend to wear this one quite a lot especially in the warmer days. For something sweet I tend to grab Zoella's Sweet Inspirations Mist.

On my nails, I will be wearing a lot of Essie Mint Candy Apple which is a lovely pastel blue colour. Another one, Essie Meet Me At Sunset, is a bright orange/red shade that I just can't get enough of!

For a little bit of pamper, Lush Lemony Flutter is great for giving your cuticles a little helping. The scent reminds me of lemon curd, so beware you might want to eat your fingers after you have applied this. Another product for your hand is this Pink Grapefruit Hand Cream from The Body Shop. Their hand creams are my favourite, they make your hands feel lovely and not claggy.

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Monday, 13 March 2017

meeting meerkats

Yesterday me and Sean finally went to meet some meerkats as part of a Christmas present from my parents. We travelled to Mansfield which took us an hour and thirty minutes in the car. On arrival we made it to Willow Tree Farm which was tiny and had other animals. We waited until our slot which was 3 o'clock to meet our new furry friends. When we got to the small pit where they were kept, four meerkats appeared to greet us. I had seen meerkats before but I never expected them to be how they was up close and personal.

A lovely girl also named Paige gave us a small plastic tubs full of scrambled eggs and meal worms, soon enough all four meerkats were around us. I couldn't believe what they were like, so friendly and calm. Their was one girl and three boys, their names were Lottie, Ander, Frankie and my personal favourite Timon.
Soon after the food was eaten, they were all about exploring us. Ander ended up in my hood, which came as a surprise as you can see from the photos.
Overall the experience was so lovely and was worth it. If you know somebody who would love a gift like this, their are loads of great deals on Wowcher or Groupon.

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

places to get the best affordable stationery

Ever since I started blogging 2 years ago, I have always been on the look out for the best stationery. I now have a collection of notebooks, pens and organisers that I have found in shops like Homesense, Flying Tiger, TK Maxx and many more. I try and stay clear of the most expensive brands for stationery, although I found this Kate Spade Sticky Note Set in Rose Gold from John Lewis and you could say it is pretty expensive for just some sticky notes but I couldn't resist it. Now to help you find the best stationery...

Homesense: I have probably talked about homesense so many times before because it is one of my favourite shops at the moment. They have EVERYTHING you can think of. Their stationery collection is just the best, the adulting and to do note books were very cheap! If you're asking why I must of bought these it is because they are rose gold and just pretty.

Flying Tiger: Another great cheap and cheerful shop is The Flying Tiger. I found some Kate Spade set of pencils dupes for just £1! They say things like "for explaining things or for invisible messages", I did get them a while ago so I'm not sure if they will have them but it is worth looking.

Zoella Lifestyle: Pencils that are still in their packaging and yet to be opened are these from Zoella's Lifestyle range. For affordable stationery and something pretty, Zoella's range is pretty much that. I still have my eye on the Once Upon A Time Journal which I know is a bit pricey but it is huge.

Kikki-K: One online website I recently came across was Kikki-K. I recently got myself a food planner which I have been using so much of. You come across so many gems on their website and have really good sales if you're on it at the right time.

Where do you shop for your stationery?
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Friday, 10 March 2017

iphone 7 plus review!

So the other day I finally got an early upgrade for a new phone and I was beyond excited as I knew what I wanted to get. I previously had the iPhone 6 16GB on a 12 month contract. I love waiting for new releases especially from Apple so I figured when I had the early upgrade I would get one of the recent phones. 

When I had heard about the iPhone 7 plus having the dual camera, I couldn't resist. Honestly the only thing I was worried about with this phone was the size; especially because it was a big hop from the 6. But you can carry on reading my thoughts below...

The dual camera is the main reason why I went with this phone. When I had the 6 I was always taking photos of everything so having a great phone camera meant a lot to me. You can really tell the difference between for example my old phone camera compared to this one. Whenever I would zoom in on my 6 the photo wouldn't be as sharp so the quality wouldn't be so great, where as the 7 plus if you zoom in the photo is sharp quality. Portrait mode is becoming my obsession, I have been taking more photos of everything. You can see photos below using this...
The size is something that I surprisingly got used to straight away. I love to watch Youtube videos on my phone so having a big clear screen was a bonus. I have no problems using or texting on it, everything just looks so crisp on it.
Battery life on this phone is insane, I don't need to charge it as much as I used to with my iPhone 6.

One thing I heard before I got this phone was about the removal of the headphone jack. This bothered a lot of people, for me it isn't a big deal. In the box mine came with headphones, which I thought was weird until I saw the little adapter (which I will lose fairly soon) that plugs into the lightening port, the same as where you charge your phone. It is so hard to get used to that part at the moment.

Overall I am seriously impressed with this phone and the camera. I love how fast the battery life is and the size really doesn't bother me. I'm really happy I went with this upgrade!

What do you think of my iPhone 7 plus review?

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

spring beauty wishing

After having a good look through my make-up stash recently I noticed that I hadn't really had any Spring beauty. When I say Spring beauty I mean not any blushers, highlights or pink lipsticks. I feel like as soon as a new season rolls around I like to have a splurge on new bits and there's nothing wrong with that...(unless my bank account has a say.)

I had a good mooch online to find some bits that I would love to try this Spring/Summer. So, my wishlist is full of dreamy pinks, heavenly fragrances and shimmery products. Let's just hope I can find some room for these...

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

my heavenly skin care from lush

Today I thought that I would share with you my heavenly skin care from Lush. Now I call them heavenly because they truly are. I only started buying these treats a couple of months ago as I always just bought the bath bombs until I was convinced one day when I was in the Birmingham store. My collection has grown since then, so here I am to share with you my favourites...
Sleepy Body Lotion - Sadly this is no longer in store or online as I think it is only around the Christmas collections. But I have to say that this is my favourite one out of all of them. After I have had a nice hot bath before bed, I add this to my skin because it's calming, helps you drift off to sleep and sinks into your skin so quickly. It's the perfect wintertime cream that's twilight scented. It contains skin softening oats, coco butter and lavender.

Cup O' Coffee Face & Body Mask - As soon as you open this tub you are hit with the incredible scent of coffee. I have already nearly used all of this up and I love it. My skin loves it and I should think so as I apply a good helping , leave it on for 5 minutes and then apply a little warm water, and gently scrub to remove it. It wakes up my skin which is bloomin' marvellous!

D'Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap - Now this one is fairly new to my collection. As I was making an online order I came across this and I just couldn't resist. I think I'm very new to the party but I never knew Lush did shaving soaps. This is just as pink and fluffy as you'd expect. It feels like some sort of foam and is scented with strawberry and vanilla. I tried this out the first time the other day on my legs and it really works like a treat. My legs felt so soft and smelt lovely afterwards. If you're looking to invest in a new hair removal treatment, I would definitely get this one!

Salted Coconut Hand Scrub - When the cold days hit us in the UK, I wanted to get myself a really good hand cream/scrub so I went to trusty Lush for help. I came across this tub and I was hooked instantly. I take a small scoop of this and massage it onto my dry hands. Add a little water and then rinse to cleanse. It contains coconut oil, sea salt, aragan oil and lemon which leaves hands so so soft and hydrated. This is a cold weather saviour.

Snow Fairy Body Conditioner - Same as Sleepy this one is also not available in store or online, but I just needed to share this one with you. My showers have become such a treat lately with this product. Whilst I'm in the shower I simply slather this cream all over my skin, rinse and then pat dry to allow the conditioning, and oils to sink in. You smell of a sweet scent that lingers on for hours.

What is your favourite skin saviour from Lush?
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