Sunday, 22 December 2013

Lip Balm Review | Reve de Miel 

It's the winter and that means, quite inevitably, that I will get chapped lips. After years of relying on a small tin of vaseline that I always lost before I finished, I decided it was time to venture out into the vast retail of lip balm. As I never found that vaseline actually cured my dry lips, more so it soothed them for the first couple of minutes of appliance, I felt I should dive deeper into my purse. And here is a review on my first new lip balm.

I purchased this from Marks & Spencers for £9.50. It may sound slightly pricey for only 15g of product but little goes a long way! It claims to nourish AND repair your lips and it's true to its word. With only a couple of applications of Reve de Miel, my lips were a lot less dry (almost cured!!) and the product felt soothing on. Unlike other balms I have tried, this is quite a thick consistency. I am pleased to say that this isn't a lip balm that tastes bad and leave your lips with a strange tingling sensation and to top it off, it smells delicious! 

A great buy for just under £10, definitely worth investing in!!!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Mascara Review | Soap and Glory Thick & Fast

I recently invested in a new foundation and felt the need for a new mascara to go with it. While I did consider buying a high end brand, I settled on the drug store purchase of Soap and Glory Thick & Fast for £10.50.

The box description reads "hello, dolly! for dramatic, doll-like lashes, apply the first sweep of thick & fast high-definition, collagen coat mascara with the v-groove side for volume, then roll the brush - from roots to tips - for length and curl."

"High definition collagen coat formula with super-defining 7-sided fan flare-180* brush"
"It coats! It combs! It curls!"
 "Plus special long-stretch polymers and nonflake all-day wear technology"

I think this mascara does give very good lash definition, however if too many coats are applied the lashes do tend to go spindly. It gives a great amount of volume but possibly too much for bottom lashes so I tend to use my other mascara for them. Very good packaging as Soap and Glory products always do!

I would recommend this product to anyone who wants eye lashes with a fanned out effect!

Fashion | The Midi Skirt

Recently I have been scouting the high street and charity shops for a midi skirt and while there are numerous online, I just can't seem to find one. However I did come across these 3 lovelies while on asos and I'm thinking about investing in one.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Self Confidence | Quotes

“When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.” 
― Jodi PicoultChange of Heart

“When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them.” 
― Karen E. Quinones Miller

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” 
― J.M. BarriePeter Pan

“Believe you can and you're halfway there.” 
― Theodore Roosevelt

One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it"
Gabourey Sidibe

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel.
— Steve Furtick

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different"           - Coco Chanel

October Favourites

October Favourites 

Once again I seem to be late on posting my monthly favourites but I've been so busy with school and work!

First of all I have been loving my Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation; it gives great coverage, it has an excellent consistency and has lasted me ages! 

My go to clothing item this month has to be my grey baggy jumper my sister bought from a charity shop last year. It's really warm and cosy and I wear it just with tights so it's an outfit within itself. I also have been loving my new purple check skirt from topshop, however I wish I'd bought it in a size 6 as opposed to an 8 because the waistline on it is generous. 

Footwear wise, at any opportunity I've had, I've been wearing these black heeled boots with gold embellishments  I purchased them from Primark and at £20 you can't go wrong. (However after a day of full out shopping in Cabot Circus, I was in need of a major foot massage!!!)

I also have been loving these triangle droplet earrings from Asos. My ears normally react with cheap metal but these were absolutely fine and I find they can be worn for any occasion.

Last month I was dying to find any spare time I could so I could finish the current book I was reading: Divergent by Veronica Roth. My boyfriend had leant it to me and he'd bigged it up quite a lot so it had high expectations and it most certainly lived up to them. It's an action novel (the same kind of theme as Hunger Games) with a slight romance throughout, definitely worth a read.

Somehow, I've managed to get music onto my terrible phone (an ancient blackberry) and the first album I downloaded had to be AM - Arctic Monkeys, every single song on there is great and it follows up their high reputation from previous albums. 

Please comment below with your favourites!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

First Haul

Cabot Circus | Shopping Haul

So yesterday was pay day and what better thing to do then get on the first train to Cabot Circus with two of my mates. And that was exactly what I did. I made a list of a few things I wanted and I am extremely satisfied with my purchases.

Here's what I bought...

cute little elephant earrings
urban outfitters

pink fluffy jumper

real techniques core collection brushes

mac face and body
mac in debenhams

pink lace underwear set

dr martens serena's

Friday, 25 October 2013

Favourite Winter Coats

Favourite Winter Coats | Sheinside

One of my favourite things about winter is wrapping up warm, cosy and layering up outfits and this can't be complete without an absolute winter essential of a winter coat. So it was brilliant timing when my sister introduced me to Sheinside which sales beautiful coats at amazing prices, here are 3 of my favourites which vary from £25-£60...

Disappearing Blog Post

Disappearing Blog Post | Where Did They Go?

A disastrous thing has happened, all my blog posts seem to have disappeared and I do not have a clue where they went! So I apologize for any repetitive blog posts over the next week or so!