Showing posts from February, 2014

My Goals Til The End Of The Year

WOO, I'm back, it feels weird having a bit of a break. But in all honesty it was very overdue, I'm the kind of person that finds themselves running on empty quite a bit. It's something I don't want to be like obviously, but I'm very much an 'oh well I'll find time for a break later on' rather than at the moment when I need it. It's not exactly been a relaxing sit around do nothing, it's been more of a right I have a new job so my attention needs to be on that, I'm in the world of 9-5 so it's taken me some time to find my feet and get settled into the new routine. 

But I feel like I've got there now, I actually do 7 hours a day so my trick to combat that is to do add an extra hour onto my day to go to a cute cafe and get some blog posts done. And with that, I wanted to set myself some goals so that this break and time to think was for more than my return post. My blog has been very up and down over the years, it's had an up and dow…

February Favourites

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Today I am going to be talking about my favorites throughout this month. So one of the first thing I have been loving is Grandma's Memories candle in the scent Cookie I really like this candle as it isn't too sweet as at the moment I am trying to get into stronger scents. I have also been loving a perfume this is the Rebelle by Rihanna I know this is quite an old-ish perfume but when it first came out like a lot of people I wasn't too keen on it but I actually got the perfume for Christmas and I decided to try it out and honestly I really like it. 

For skincare I have really been into soap and glory's Scrub your nose it in facial scrub this product is really nice as it helps get rid of dead skin as well as helping my t-zone as I get a lot of breakouts in that area. I have also been loving the hand food by Soap and Glory as well as I find it too be so nice on the hands and the scent is just amazing what I like is how it doesn't make my hands feel greas…

The exams are coming

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Now today's post is quite different to my normal posts but I have decided to do this post as I hope to help anyone who is facing exams soon. I am facing my exams soon and yes I am starting to stress but what I always tell myself is that worry doesn't achieve anything its actually putting your head down and revising is what makes the difference so here I am going to give you on piece of advice

-Resist temptation I know how tempting it is to go on your phone or laptop etc but just think about being able to do that in the summer and knowing that you have a decent grade doesn't that sound better than not revising and worry about whether you will pass or not.

Grandma Memory Glass Jar Scented Candle - Cookie : Review

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Today I am going to be reviewing a candle that I have been loving throughout this February , as summer is quite far away I have been trying to resist my craving for sweetness I am a lover of sweet scents and just cant wait to stock up on candles (Especially Yankee Candles!) so I decided that whilst we are still in the wet and windy weather I would try a lot more stronger scents that weren't fruity so one of the ones I tried was this a company I had never heard of. 

I know that cookies are sweet but the scent is actually quite mild and not really that sweet but I love it , it smell like cookies have just literally come out the oven and haven't
been coated in the deliciously goodness . I like how isn't overpowering and doesn't make my whole room stink of it I know quite a lot of people like the smell of candles everywhere in their room but I find it a bit too much and normally this puts me off the scent and the candle its self. 

This candle is an ok size its …

MUA Pro Fixing Spray : Review

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Today I am going to be reviewing a product I was really intrigued to try this is Mua's pro fixing spray now this product is meant to help make makeup stay on for over 8 hours which I thought sounded amazing so I then went onto their website and read the reviews , everyone was saying how amazing it is and how good it is so I decided to try it. 

And well its not amazing , the application is annoying as for me didn't
spray out mist is just sprayed a lot at me so most of the time it would make my makeup run and would not help it stay on , then it would take forever to dry which was annoying especially if your in a rush and don't have time to apply primer.Also it doesn't help makeup stay on it just makes it look cakey and horrible. 

Overall I don't like this product I really do like MUA's products but this just lets it down. 

P.s I apologies that there was no review yesterday but I have posted one for today and for yesterday.

Rimmel Match Perfection Powder : Review

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Today I am going to be reviewing a product by Rimmel this is there match perfection powder in the shade true ivory (103.) One thing that I notice with Rimmel is that with the match perfection powder I actually have to get a darker tone for the foundation but a lighter tone for the powder. 

Anyway , I find this powder to be perfect is highly pigmented and is such a good shade I think that this just gives your face such a nice finish , what I like also is the price as it retails for about £5.99 which I think is so worth it. 

Overall I really like this product , the finish is just amazing and just makes you look so professional.

Barry M Gloss Wand : Review

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Today I will be reviewing to lip glosses from Barry M these are Toffee and Bubblegum Pink , I choose these colors as they are quite different as the Toffee is quite a nude color and the Bubblegum Pink is quite a bright pink.
Both of these lip glosses are highly pigmented and both last for ages what I like best it how good they look if you wear them with a lipstick or on their own.I think that these lip glosses are a great product for there price and they are definitely going to be a very well used product of mine. 
Overall I love these lip glosses and I will definitely be getting more.

Natural Collection Corrector Stick : Review

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Today I am going to be reviewing Natural Collection's Corrector Stick , this is a green stick that is meant to be blended onto the skin to help hide rosy cheeks and light red patches from acne. I decided to try this as I have terribly bad rosy cheeks and was desperate to see if something worked , so I tried this. 

The product is not good the application is hard because it is in a lipstick like form which makes it difficult to use I had to buy over three off these because they all kept on breaking , I would have preferred to they smoothed the top so that it would be easier to apply. 

Also it doesn't cover rosy cheeks or anything as its so hard to blend even if you apply a slight bit and try to blend it then you can still see the greenness through any makeup. 

Overall this product is not good as it doesn't cover or hide rosy cheeks and it has poor packaging.

Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick : Review

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Today I am going to be reviewing Natural Collection's Moisture Shine Lipstick in one shade (Apple Blossom) this shade Apple Blossom is quite a pale nude like pink.
This lipstick is highly pigmented and is quite shiny what I find which is a problem is how drying it can be unless you apply a lip balm before you apply the lipstick then it will dry quite quick. 

What is nice is just how nice it looks its just a shame that it doesn't last forever when you apply it. 

Overall I think the lipstick is ok it isn't amazing but its quite good as a starter lipstick.

Collection 2000 Volume Sensation Lipstick : Review

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Today I am going to be reviewing a lipstick that I picked up the other day in Superdrug , its the Collection 2000 volume sensation lipstick sensation in the shade satin bow (number 13) I really wanted to try and get quite a nude and dark pink  and this looked amazing so I tried it straight away when I got home. 

I think that the packaging is quite cute and is very girly and quote eye-catching it is currently priced at £2.99 in Superdrug , the color is quite bright but not too much which is definitely what I wanted , the application is quite smooth and glides onto the lips with no problems I think that its quite hydrating and doesn't make my lips feel dry which is something I found when I tried a Natural Collection lipstick (Review tomorrow!) 

It doesn't really last that long which is upsetting but I don't mind re-applying it . What is really good is how good it looks with lip glosses I am not really a lip gloss fan I only like them when my hairs up as I am f…

Natural Collection Cover-up Cream : Review

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Today I am going to be reviewing a product from the brand Natural Collection this is quite a cheap brand that does a range of makeup consisting of foundations  to eye shadows all products are quite cheap and come in a few shades and colors.The only thing that really does let the brand down is the poor shade ranges as they only have 2-3 shades in each collection. 

So I bought this concealer a while ago and haven't actually used it so I decided to try it and to be honest its a disappointment the shade range is poor with only two shades that are orange (Fair and Medium.) The application is poor and when you apply it dries your skin so much ( even if you use a primer) , when it dries it looks awful and as if you have had it there for ages. Also it doesn't blend well at all , it just makes your skin look awful. 

Also the concealer doesn't cover any spots it just makes your skin look awful and doesn't do its justice. Overall I would not recommend this product t…

Natural Collection Pressed Powder : Review

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Today I am going to be reviewing a product I have been using for almost two years this is Natural Collection Pressed powder in the shade neutral, I bought this product in boots when I was starting to try different makeup brands I honestly didn't expect much as it is quite a cheap brand but I love it .

The powder lasts for ages , and is highly pigmented . The color is quite nice and isn't too light , there are three shades to choose from (Warm ,Neutral,And Cool.)

I honestly was impressed by this product , this then made me want to try a few of their other products just to see if this was a good alternative brand. The only problem I have with this product which isn't their fault is that some days its too light for my skin but that's not their fault. The only suggestion I have is that they make the shade range bigger as it really is just luck if the color is right or not. 

Overall , I really like this product and think its quite good . You can buy this prod…

Technic Nail Polish : Review


Today I am going to be reviewing a nail polish by the brand Technic , this brand is quite cheap and can be found in shops like body care (link will be at the end) , they do a collection of things such as makeup sets etc. At Christmas one of my friends got me a few of their nail varnishes as I am attempting to get back to using nail polishes again , today I will be reviewing Damson.

The color is called Damson which is slightly weird , its quite a deep plum like color , I really do like the color and think its a perfect color for autumn however its not nice on , when applying I found it be very untidy and in some parts of my nails it looked amazing but yet in other parts it looks like I haven't applied it properly.

Overall I am not impressed with this product as It gives a really poor finish and doesn't last very long.Down below I have linked a website that sells most of Technic's other products :

Rimmel Lasting 25 Hour Foundation

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Today I will be reviewing Rimmel's 25 hour foundation , I have tried this foundation for about a month , I decided to try this out as I was intrigued by the "25 hour" statement It claims to work in any conditions like " sweat, heat, humidity and transfer proof for up to 25 hours" This product claims to make your skin feel energized, hydrated and lightweight all day. 

Personally , I don't like the product I think that the shade range is poor as there is one shade (103) True Ivory which is pink which I don't understand , the shade I got was 100 in the color ivory which is a completely different color I normally use but I had to get this as the shade range is poor. 

The foundation is really disappointing it isn't really that "blendable" and after a few hours it starts to look worn out and dirty , therefore meaning that is doesn't look nice for 25 hours also it doesn't work in conditions like sweat or humidity .Also aft…

Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara Review

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Today I will be reviewing Rimmel's retro glam mascara , this was actually the first mascara I have tried by Rimmel as I mostly stuck to Maybeline's great lash mascara but I was getting bored and wanted to try something new. I was instantly drawn to the product when I saw the advert and fell in love I loved the way it looked on the model and wanted to try it myself and experience the retro glam effect.

So , I decided to go out and get the product it was retailed for £6.99 in Superdrug , when I got home and opened it I found something it was all clumpy , I have had this trouble before with mascaras like one I got from Avon once but lookily I knew what to do ( when ever I applied it I would wipe some of it off with a  tissue and gradually the clumps went.)

The mascara is good it gives your lashes a lot of volume and makes them look beautiful I personally thing that to get them looking a 100% retro you need to use the eyeliner that they brought out with it (Rimmel Scan…

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation Review

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Today I will be reviewing a much loved favorite of mine Rimmel's match perfection foundation. I am slightly addicted to Rimmel , I always have and probably always will I think they are an excellent brand and do very good products. 

This foundation is quite different to all the other foundations Rimmel has , what I like is how each foundation
they bring out is different and is not a 'dupe' of each other, I bought the foundation in the shade soft beige (number 200) this is a but darker than my skin tone as I am quite tanned and will be going on holiday soon, so I wanted a foundation that I could wear then as well. The application is and easy to blend it doesn't look dewy or cakey which is a must have , it is quite a nice finish . 

I would definitely repurchase but I would get a shade lighter as sometimes it looked a little too dark for my skin . Overall I love this product I love the range of shades and just the product I don't have any negatives except …