Friday, 31 July 2015

July favourites

I haven't ever done a monthly favourites, because I feel like they need to be in a video but I thought I would give it a go and see how this works out! I am considering making up a YouTube channel and starting to make videos, that would be so much fun, however I worry that with me working full time and trying to upload on my blog regularly that I won't be able to be consistent on YouTube?! I don't know I will try think it out and maybe give it a go we shall see. But for now enjoy my favourites of this month!

In England summer has finally come!! (Although this is England so it's not hot all the time) but I like to think of these as my summer favorites.



So these are all of my July favorites, I have chosen quite a few make-up products, some skin care products, hair products and then a few random items! I have also done previous blog posts on some of these items so I will have them linked with their pictures so that you can go and check them out if you wish to find out more about that item.

Make-up products



The Porefessional - PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores.
This stuff is AMAZING, it feels so silky and smooth on my skin and gives me such a lovely finish to my make-up, it also helps keeping my make-up on for longer. This retails for around £25.


Collection - 16 hour wear concealer.
As you can see all of the writing has rubbed off, but I think that just goes to show how much I use this, in fact it is almost finished so I need to go and get a new one ASAP. This is the best concealer I have yet found, there are also a lot of bloggers/youtubers that rave about this product to, so basically you should go and try it! I get really good coverage from this and I would recommend it to anyone who struggles with blemishes or dark eyes. This retails for around £4.20.

Rimmel London - Lasting finish foundation.
This is a new purchase of mine but so far I have been loving it, I thought I would try this one out for the summer because it has spf 20 so that helps for the rare sunny days! It is a medium coverage foundation so it feels quite light on the skin. I will be doing a review on this foundation next week so I will attach that here for more information. This retails for around £8

Maybelline New York - Master precise liquid liner.
This is a felt tip liner which I have fallen in love with and now I don't think I could ever go back to normal liquid liner pots or gel liner. The felt tip makes application so much easier for me, I feel like I have more control and can build it up as much as I want. This retails for around £6


Maybelline London - Lash sensational mascara.
This one came as quite a shock to me because I do not normally like plastic brushes on mascaras, I always have to use bristle brushes, however, this is a plastic brush and I am completely in love! This mascara makes my eyelashes look so big and long it separates them all perfectly so they're not clumped together. This is a mascara I will definitely be repurchasing. This retails for around £8 


Rimmel London - Provocalips 110 Dare to pink.
This is a fairly new product from Rimmel and I am pretty obsessed with it, this is a kiss proof 16 hour wear lip stain and it works wonders! I won't talk to much about this because I have a whole blog post on this, go and check that out.
Rimmel London Provocalips Review


Forbidden Lips - Cranberry Crush.
This is a lip gloss which I had bought from a company called PartyLite, they mainly sell beautiful scented candles but they do have a few other products. I tried this lip gloss and knew instantly that I needed it because OMG it tastes soooo yummy! Now I know that you're not meant to eat lip gloss but when its on your lips you can taste it, don't judge me. I have no idea were I can find them to buy some more of these which makes me so sad but I think I got it for about £12 which I know is quite a bit but its defiantly worth it.


This is my last beauty favourite, and this is the travel set from Real Techniques. This set contains the Essential foundation brush, The Domed shadow brush and the Multi task brush, I think this is a perfect little set that contains the basic brushes that you would need for a full face of make-up, it comes in a cute compact wallet which makes it easy to take on the go. It also has a few extra slots for more brushes so any extra brushes you want to put in their with them you can! This retails for $18 on the official website.

Skin care


Simple - Eye make-up remover.
I am a huge lover of Simple skin care products I use a lot of their range, this is the eye make-up remover and it does the job well, it takes off all my eye make-up with out fail and doesn't irritate my eyes. I have been using this for a few years now and I don't know if I will ever find it in me to try out a new brand, this works for me so why would I change?? I'm also running low on this so need to go and get some more. This retails for around £3.40



Simple - Purifying cleansing lotion.
This is one of two simple moistures that I use but I chose this one as my favorite because not only does it moisturize but is cleanses my skin as well so I use this on before bed when I am removing make-up and just cleaning my face. These moisturizers last me for ages because you really don't need to use a lot, just a little pea sized amount would do my whole face. Again I've been using this for quite some time and don't know if I could bring myself to trying anything new?! This retails for around £3.30 


Zoella Beauty - Candy cream body lotion.
Zoes new product range is amazing! I have only bought and tried 4 of the products but from what I've tried they are brilliant but I have chosen my two favourite! This body lotion is perfect, it dries quickly and leaves my skin feeling so soft. It's also quite fun, there are bursting beads mixed in and as you rub in the moisturizer the beads almost melt into your skin. Check out my review on these products for more. This retails for £5


Zoella Beauty - Scrubbing me softly body scrub.
This body scrub is by far my favourite in Zoes new range!! It is a sugar scrub so it isn't as harsh as salt scrubs which is perfect for my skin. The smell of this and all the products is beautiful, and it really soakes into your skin so you end up smelling lovely too! I used this scrub in the bath and then used the candy cream lotion after and my skin felt unbelievably soft. This retails for £7


Clearskin - blackhead clearing astringent.
I use this every evening before bed, once I have finished cleaning my face I use this and it stings a tiny bit but that just means it's working! This stuff is my holy grail it helps keep away blackheads and spots, it cleans out all my pores. I get this from the Avon catalogue for around £2.50



Simple - Spot Zapper
The main reason I have included this into my favourites is because this is one of the only spot reduction creams that work on me, when I put this on a spot that is under the skin sometimes it doesn't even come out, and if I put it on a spot that I have popped (sorry to gross you out) it helps the healing process and brings down redness. It just makes having spots less of a hassle. This retails for around £5

    

Biore - Deep cleansing pore strips.
These little strips are brilliant, they are just small fabric sheets with some sort of a glue (it's not glue haha) on one side and you put them over your nose wet it and then leave it to dry for 10-15 minutes you then rip it off your nose and blackheads or any dirt will come out on it. I use one of these a month, or just when my skin is getting bad, and the results are great. This retails for about £3 a box.

Randoms

Pebble - portable charger.
This little gem is a life saver!! I take this out in my bag everywhere I go and if my phone ever runs low this holds a full charge for a phone! The brilliant thing about this is that it's small portable and pink! You can get so many different types of these portable batteries and they are normally for around £10.

Fujifilm - Polaroid camera.
As a big lover of photography I absolutely love my Polaroid camera! It's a fun little thing to have and I do probably use it most around the summer season, you get instant cute photographs and I never get bored of watching my photos slowly reveal as the ink develops! It's so fun and all your friends will love it! The camera retails for around £75 and then you can get the film online for around £10 for 3 packs I think??



Crocodile clips
These clips are always in my bag or in my hair! I can throw my hair up in a bun or just pull it out of my face, I use them to keep my hair back when doing my make-up, when I'm at work! They are just so handy and they just look really cute as well. For the summer they are great as well because I can just get my hair up of my neck. I got these ones from New Look and I think it was a set of 3 for £6.


John Frieda - Lightening spray
I love using a lot of the John Frieda Go blonder products like the shampoo and conditioner and this is the lightening spray, I have never died my hair and I don't plan on doing so either, I like having blonde hair but to have a bit of fun I like to use stuff to enhance and lighten my hair. In the summer my hair goes a lot blonder from the sun, so I just use these stuff to help with the blondness! This retails for about £4
John Frieda Go Blonder Review


I hope you have enjoyed my favourites of July, If you enjoyed this and want to maybe see me start doing videos on YouTube then leave a comment and let me know! Also tell me what your favourites are at the moment!

Talk soon x

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Zoella new product range review

As you may already know I love Zoe Sugg very much she is such an inspiration to me! So when here new products came out I couldn't wait to try them!! I have only bought four of the products at the moment but I will definitely be purchasing the other very soon, and if you would be interested in me reviewing the rest of the products then I will do exactly that!

I bought; Candy cream softening body lotion, Let's spritz fragranced body mist, Fresh fizz fragranced bath fizzer and Scrubbing me softly smoothing body scrub.

First of all the appearance of the products, the whole range has a spring/summer colour scheme going on they are all pink, yellow and blue these are calm pretty colours that work really well together I think. A lot of the products have lace detailing on the packaging, I love this it gives it a feminine girly appearance and again reminds me of spring/summer.

Now the SMELL! OMG words do not explain how beautiful these products smell, they are a Tutti Frutti range so that is the general smell of everything but they do all smell different, like I said I can't really explain it so you'll just have to go purchase them yourself and give them a sniff! Or you could quite simply watch Amelia review the products on Zoes vlog, they all smell of peanuts!

Now the next and final thing which I guess is the most important and that is the actual product so I shall get back to this as soon as I have used them all...


Candy cream - The body lotion has bursting beads in which I personally have never seen or used before and frankly I was memorized haha! They just burst and mix in as you rub the lotion in, it definitely makes it a bit more fun! But the best bit about this product is how quickly it dries, now I hate using body moisturiser because I feel like I have to stand there for ages waiting for it to dry before I can get dressed and then when it gets hot in the day I just feel sticky and horrible but I didn't get any of that with this cream, it dries quickly and soaks in do you're not left sticky! You're left soft and smooth. Perfect everything you could want from a body lotion.





Let's Spritz - First of all this spray is the perfect size to take in you're handbag so you can have it at hand all the time! And I think this is my favourite packaged item, just because the bottle is sooo CUTE! It has a lace pattern all over the back and you can see that through the bottle and the lid is a gorgeous chrome blue with white polka dots!

It is a lovely light floral/fruitty smell and its just perfect for a simple summer spritz! I will be reaching for this little beauty a lot I think.



Fresh Fizz - I am a huge bath bomb lover!! I usually use Lush bath bombs, fizzers or melts but I though i had to give Zoe's fizzer a try because I know that she also is a fan of lush cosmetics so I wondered what hers would be like. First of all I much prefer the block sizes in this bath fizzer compared to the smaller ones on her bath fizzer from her first collection, they are bigger and I do believe the bigger the bath bomb the better! The smell again is so lovely and I managed to have a lovely relaxing bath. The engraved art on the individual blocks is simple and cute. Overall I love this bath fizzer I will still be buying my lush cosmetics however I will defiantly be repurchasing this as it is an affordable perfect alternative.



Scrubbing me softly - Okay I do think I have left best till last!! Out of the four products I have tried this scrub is by far my favorite!!! I am so excited about this, it is a sugar stub so it is softer on your skin compared to salt scrubs, however it worked just as well. I used this over my legs and arms and most of my body to be honest, I just couldn't stop haha! My real love for this scrub was when I had got out of my bath and dried, I then felt my legs and literally could not believe how smooth and soft they were! By far the best scrub I personally have ever found and with out a doubt I will be buying this again and again and again! I then used Zoella Beauty candy cream after my bath and for about a week after I was getting people to stroke my leg to appreciate the smoothness of them!


I hope you have enjoyed this post, I can not wait to purchase and try her other products from this range and I hope I have interested you into trying them for yourself (especially the body scrub) haha I'm joking all of them are amazing but I can easily say that is my favorite. If you would like to see more review posts like this please let me know, and leave a comment with what your favorite products are from the Zoella Beauty range.

Talk soon x  








Thursday, 9 July 2015

Everyday make-up routine

First of all I do not do my make-up everyday, in fact I will more often not wear make-up but if i decide to wear make-up on a normal day and I just want to liven up my face a bit then this is what I do!

Before


  
After




What I used

Face
Collection lasting perfection 16 hour concealer
Makeup academy undress your skin shimmer highlighter
Colour Works bronzer 
Collection lasting perfection ultimate wear powder

Eyes
Maybelline Lash sensational mascara
Unknown drug store quadruplet pallet
  
Lips
Maybelline Colour sensational Lipstick - Peach poppy 418
HelenE clear shine lipgloss - coconut

Talk soon x

Monday, 6 July 2015

13 Personal questions tag!?

I saw this tag on Anna Saccones blog, I thought it was a fun interesting tag so decided to do it myself! I hope you guys enjoy finding out a little bit more about myself...


1. What do you order at Starbucks?
I order a variety of things when i go to starbucks, I love trying all there new flavors whenever they bring any out for each season, but my go to drink would have to be a peppermint hot chocolate!! it tastes like heaven <3 (I also make my own version of this at home let me know in the comments if you would like to see a blog post on that!)

2. What's one thing in your wardrobe you can't live without?
Okay so technically they are not in my wardrobe, they are on my shoe rack but it has to be my collection of converse!! I wear converse all the time I love them they are comfortable and can go with most outfits wouldn't ever be able to go with out my converse.

3. What's the one thing that most people don't know about you?
Well I guess a good one would be this blog?!?! No now knows about this yet, because I haven't found the courage to tell me friends and family and make it public yet for many reasons!

4. What's one thing you want to do before you die?
One of my dreams is to stoke and cuddle my favorite animal a Tiger! When I see pictures of people playing with baby cubs it makes me so jealous, that is literally my life dream!

5. Whats one food you can't live without?
Ahhh food! How I do love food! But to chose one food now that's hard, I guess my favorite meal is Chilli con carni so I guess it would have to be that.

6. What's one quote you live your life by?
"Love isn't about finding someone to live with it's about finding someone you can't live without"
I absolutely love this quote because it is so true you can find many people that you may be able to spend the rest of your life with, but what you need to do is find that one special person who you wouldn't be able to live without.

7. What do you like/dislike about the Youtube community?
This is quite a hard one for me because I don't actually post Youtube videos (yet) however I do love Youtube and enjoy watching many Youtubers, so form a viewers point of view I think it is amazing how much a Youtube community can achieve it can almost be like a second family online. What I dislike about Youtube would be how there are always those certain people who will sit behind there computer screens and say some really spiteful, nasty stuff and it just makes me sick that some one thinks its okay and actually takes the time out of there day to be so mean.

8. What's your number 1 song on your iPod/iTunes? 
(I actually use Spotify) but my favorite song at the moment has to be "I see fire - Ed Sheeran Kygo remix" I am seriously in love with this song because it reminds me of my holiday in Tunisia (TAKE ME BACK ON HOLIDAY!!) I see fire

9. What kind of style would you describe yourself as having?
I think on a day to day basis I have quite a casual style, but I am definitely very girly and love to get dressed up for any occasion.

10. Favourite number?
14

11. Two hobbies?
One hobby of mine has to be shopping! I don't know what it is but when ever I can go out for a shopping spree I feel so happy, carrying bags also just makes me feel so good I love shopping but my bank isn't a huge fan of it so sadly I can't do it all the time :(
Another hobby would be reading I'm a huge reader, I love a good book I would be able to sit down and read a book for hours! I actually managed to finish The fault in our stars in one day.

12. Two pet peeves?
My main pet peeve has to be people eating with there mouths open "eewwww" No one wants to hear you chew please! To go along with that I hate it when people scrape their teeth on their fork, use your lips, it a horrible noise!
My next pet peeve would have to be boring people, and by this I mean people that care to much about what other people think! This is a hard one to explain because I do suffer with anxiety and I do tend to worry about what people think of me, but I don't mean it in that way!?!? I mean to just have fun in life do what you want she you want, if people look at you and think you're weird let them it doesn't matter what they think as long as you are having fun :D

13. Your guilty pleasure?
Hhhmmm?? The first thing that comes to mind is "The fault in our stars" because I am obsessed with the movie, the book and the soundtrack just anything TFIOS I will love :D

I hope you have enjoyed this post, I tag all of you reading this!! Comment down below with a link to your 13 Personal questions tag so that I can check them out.

Talk soon x