Showing posts from September, 2016

Best Spots in Manchester for a Good Old Drink

I'm surprised I've never really covered this before, but in the past year I've ventured out a bit and gone around town looking for the best places for a drink, from cocktails to ciders there's a range of places across Manchester that deserve a bit of a spotlight. I like a mixture of drinks and there's nothing worse than going to a new bar and choosing the same drink you have everywhere else, I like to try something different each time. So if you're looking for a new place to grab a drink take note of where am about to mention, from the Northern Quarter to Spinningfields. 

First up, is Jimmy's if you're into the more indie scene of Manchester this is a great place to check out. They have a great range of cocktails, great music that you can't miss and they house a lot of gigs around the year. Some of my best gigs from the past year have been at Jimmy's and it's somewhere you really can't miss. It's a bit different to the rest on the lis…

September Favourites

With this month drawing to a close I thought I would give you a little bit of a life moment. I have just started University and already I am loving it so far. I probably won't be thinking this once I start to get my assignments but for now I am in awe. Life has been a little hectic as I have been organising my new room in my student accommodation and generally adjusting to the big step in my life. But I have been loving a lot of products recently that have made it into my monthly favourites.

First off is shoes, might be a bit of a random one but University made me realise how much walking a student does. I am about a half an hour walk from my lectures so getting shoes that are going to help make the walk less painful is a must. I have really been loving my Checker board vans. They are comfy and a simple slip on that go with a majority of my stuff. Slip ons have always been a type of shoe I;ve strayed away from. I always fear them slipping off my feet in the middle of a road in fron…

Battle of the Masks - Sheet or Liquid

It is no secret that I am a lover of face masks, I have always been intrigued by the actual benefits of using one and how they can actually work with our skin. Majority of the face masks I tend to use are more of a liquid based one but the trend within the past couple of years have been sheet masks. So that got me thinking, which type of mask is better.

Starting with more liquid masks I could rhyme off about 50 or so masks that I have tried and loved. From the Lush Mask of Magnaminty to the Instanaturals Dead Sea Mud Mask. There have been some clear favourites of mine over time. But one set of masks that I haven't been able to stop using yet are the L'Oreal Pure Clay masks. Now these are a fairly recent launch from a couple of months ago but there is just something about these masks that is just brilliant. They are lightweight and don't move or make my skin go dry. They have little exfoliating beads that help to clean your skin as well as caring for it. With the range cover…

How To Bring The Home Into Uni Accommodation

Moving out of your house into University accommodation can be scary. Whether it's to a different town or just even the town where you've grown up it can seem scary. Surprisingly it's the little details you can add to your room and life that can help the big change to be a little easier. Today I am going to give you a few tips on how to make your home away from home a little bit cosier. 

First thing is lights, now be careful as some accommodation aren't a huge fan of fairy lights for health and safety reasons but if you are allowed them then they can be a nice little touch. From lightning up above your bed later at night to just filling an empty space on the wall. Another thing is that so many companies do fairy lights that there are all different ones to choose from. There's red plastic cup ones, to butterflies to even lightbulbs. As you can see I have three sets tied around my bed frame. I have brought these ones from home and they just add a nice little touch for …

The Complete Set Of Your Essential Oils You Need To Stock Up On Now

Last week I shared with you the first incredible set of the Eden Semilla's essential oils that after loving them so much I have incorporated those into my routine for the past couple of weeks. I was fortunate enough to also try two of their sets of their other essential oils. I am going to be sharing with you my opinions on the next set which includes Sweet Orange, Eucalyptus, Sandalwood, Peppermint. 

First up is Sweet Orange, now the scent is beyond amazing. If you are a fan of sweet scents or a complete lover of Terry's chocolate orange you will love this. I find this tends to have a calming effect similar to the Frankincense one from the first set. I prefer to dilute this with a few drops of water and spray this around my room using a spray bottle. This helps to calm me down a little as well as adding a sweet scent to the room. As I moved into my new student accommodation today this has been a good thing to keep me calm and also make my room feel a little more like home. I w…

Naked 2 Palette - Is It Worth The Splurge

If you haven't heard of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes in this day an age then first of all please get up from the rock you have been living under. Secondly, if you have heard of the iconic Naked Palettes then you may know they are releasing a new naked palette that covers some of their most loved shades. Whilst the reveal of the new palette was occurring I started to go back to my Naked 2 Palette the only one out of the collection I own. And after having since Christmas as I got it for a bargain in the Christmas sales thanks to Feel Unique I have managed to gather my full thoughts but I have never shared my opinion of the palette to you. 

First up, I am a lover of their packaging. The sleek lightweight packaging with the massive full length mirror that goes across the palette really gives it that added touch. These palettes are not cheap at all so the packaging really does have to live up to it's standards. The palette features 12 shades ranging from matte to shimmers, there a…

Why You Need To Invest In Essential Oils

Who said that relaxation or a bit of tender loving care for your skin and yourself had to be expensive. If you can remember about a month or so ago I reviewed the Eden's Semilla essential oils Jojoba Oil and I loved it. I am still using it mainly in my hair at the moment as it has been fairly damaged for a while and I want to try and look after it a bit more, if you want to check my review of the jojoba oil I will leave it here. But today I am bringing you four more of their oils that you can add into your skincare or relaxation routine. 

First up is the classic Tea tree oil, this has more than enough uses. Normally I will use this for any spots on my skin as it helps to clear them within a couple of days and can help with the swelling sometimes. You can also use this whilst taking a bath which is what I have been using a majority of these oils for, by just about 5 drops into your bath whilst it is filling up not only do this leave you smelling lovely but any cuts or sores you had …

Eye Cream - The Essential You Forgot About

When it comes to those skincare essentials, it's very rare you will hear someone bang on about eye creams. It doesn't seem like an absolute essential for us at times to apply a bit of care to your eyes which for some of us we apply makeup to almost everyday. I will hold my hand and admit that I never really took notice in caring for my eyes until a month ago as I noticed how red and flakey they had become - gross I know. 

I do wear a lot of eye makeup sometimes and with me just using a cleanser and muslin cloth to remove it all I can almost the damage each time this is doing to my eyes. Now I would never stop wearing eye makeup just for this reason so I decided to combat the problems and invest in an eye cream. Whilst browsing through Boots I managed to pick up the Nivea Cellular Anti Age Skin Rejuvenation Eye Cream. 

This claims to help smooth fine lines under your eyes, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Alongside this it also helps skin renewal which is a key ingredient nee…

August Favourites

The month of August has been a whirlwind, from getting into Uni and then turning 18 within a couple of days this has been an eventful month to say the least. I have been venturing more into makeup as I have had a bit of free time on my hands in between work and my now existing social life. I haven't been trying an awful lot of new things that I am ready to report back to you on yet but I have revisited some old favourites.

First up is the Soap and Glory SuperCat Liner, a couple of months back I stopped using this as I wanted to try some different eyeliners to try and find the best one. And I have definitely found one that is good enough for the price. But nothing really compares to this as much, it is that jet black colour that is easy enough to apply on the eye and doesn't smudge or move at anytime during the day. If I could nit pick I would recommend practicing with the pen first as it is a bit thicker than most eyeliners these days but if you practice enough you can get a re…