Friday, 17 August 2012

Small Collective Haul;

Just a small haul of some beauty, fragrance & one piece of clothing I've picked up recently.

Firstly, I picked up a few bits in Boots. I've heard a lot about BB creams recently and I really wanted to try one, I'm thinking of ordering the Lioele Triple The Solution BB cream which you can find hereShaaanxo uses it all the time and it looks fabulous on her so I wanted to try it, but until then I just bought the 17 BB cream in Light, £5.99 at the moment in Boots. I'll also review it when I've used it a few times. 

Then I just picked up the foundation I've been using recently which is the Revlon colour stay in Ivory which is £12.49 and powder Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in transparent, £3.99. 

I also picked up the new 17 miricle matte primer to try, It sounds really nice so I'll review it for you guys too. I've wanted to try a primer for along time but because I have super sensitive skin, I didn't want to buy a high end one and spend £20+ for me not to like it so I thought this one would be nice to try because it's only £4.99 and 7 products have always been okay on my skin before.

And lastly from boots, I couldn't come out without buying a bit of colour, so I got a new lipstick; Coral Queen from the Moisture Renew collection of rimmel lipsticks for £6.29. I love these lipsticks! They're really moisturising, opaque & long lasting on the lips. 

The two perfumes I got for my birthday which was 2nd August (turned 19) The smaller one is Vera Wang Princess Night, which I featured in a previous wish-list, so yay finally got it! It's from Boots, £34.50 for 30ml, I adore this, it smells gorgeous. always wanted it, love it. The second one was bought with a voucher I got for my birthday for 'The Perfume Shop' It's Justin Bieber's Girlfriend, £38.50 for 100ml. This smells gorgeous too, like skittles! (yeah, nice discription huh?)  & The hoodie, I got from Republic in the mens section it was £15! Love it, so comfy. 

That's it, not much but enough for a haul. Can't wait to try the new products! 


*Disclaimer: Everything in this haul was bought with my own money unless stated otherwise e.g gifted, sent, voucher/stor card. 

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Tag: this or that.

As I took a really long break from blogging I'm going to try & post everyday for a while to get me back into the blogging 'mode' if you'd call it that. So I'm going to do the This or That tag; which I'm unsure if I've done before (oopsie) but I'm sure my answers would of changed! I was tagged by the lovely Lacey from 'MissLaceyLoves' (check out her blog, it's lovely.) and I tag anyone who wants to do it! 

Blush or Bronzer? 
Neither! I'm more of a highlighter gal because I'm too pale for most blush/bronzers. (sucks to be me right?)

Lipgloss or Lipstick? 
Lipstick. I really don't like lipgloss on myself.

Chapstick or Lip Butter?

Matte or Sparkle Eye Shadow?
Sparkle, everyone loves a bit of shimmer. 

Eyeliner or Mascara?
Mascara, I can go without eyeliner but mascara, just nonono. 

Gel, Liquid, Cream, or Pencil Eyeliner?
All four! oh no - eyeliner whore.

Foundation or Concealer?
Foundation - my skin is really red.

Liquid or Powder Foundation?
Liquid, power foundations do nothing for me. 

Neutral or Statement Eyes? 
Pressed or Loose Shadows?

Waterproof or Non Water proof? 
Non-waterproof, just because I'm lazy and waterproof takes longer to take off.

Brushes, Sponges or Fingers? 

Powder, Cream, or Liquid Highlighter?
 Powder or cream! Dislike liquid ones, I feel once you've blended them they loose their shimmer.


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Empties #1

Morrison's nail polish remover, Clearasil rapid action pads, Lee Stafford 'My big fat healthy hair' Shampoo, Justin Bieber 'Someday' perfume, Superdrug's Solait fake tan foam. 
I've been loving watching/reading empties videos & posts recently so I thought I'd do my own! First is the Morrison's own brand nail polish remover, it was okay.. Nothing special it did its job, but I have a new amazing nail polish remover I'm planning on doing a post about soon so heads up on that one! Next is the Clearasil rapid action pads, these were so disappointing! I expected them to actually work because I've loved clearasil stuff in the past. I've had these ages now, I stopped using them because they weren't doing anything for my skin & now they've dried out - BOO.

However, Lee Stafford's 'My big fat healthy hair' was brilliant, not at cleaning my hair, no - cleaning my make-up brushes! I know this seems like an odd product to clean make-up brushes with, but it works a treat at getting all the build up of foundation/gel eyeliner off brushes & makes them smell amazing too! I liked it on my hair don't get me wrong but it left my hair feeling really weighed down.

Justin Bieber's Someday perfume, well what can I say, a complete guilty pleasure product & I adored it. Justin Bieber may not be everyones 'cup of tea' but his perfumes smell amazing & are really worth the money! I have his newest one at the moment & it smells like skittles it's so gorgeous. Thumbs up to the Biebs on his perfume lines.

Lastly, Superdrug's own brand Solait fake tannig foam, I got this a while ago because I normally use Xen-tan religiously but I ran out & needed some more fake tan urgently so I picked this one up & I loved it. The smell was awful, but the tan its self was lovely & long lasting! It's one of those apply, wait till the morning & then wash off the excess to reveal a gorgeous tan ones & Ive just repurchased this but in the Gel form and I think I prefer the foam personally & it's really cheap! - £5.99 from Superdrug.


Monday, 13 August 2012

Wishlist #3

Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser, Mulberry Cookie purse, Models Own - Bubblegum, Moroccan Oil Deep Hair Mask, POP Beauty blush beam. 
- I've wanted the Origins Zero Oil cleanser for a few weeks now since wanting a new skincare regime because right now mines pretty much none existent. I really hope it's everything everyone makes it out to be because I really need something to take on my oily skin.

- The Mulberry cookie purse is a complete wish item, if I ever get to a financial position to spend so much on a purse, a Mulberry will be the one, this one is so gorgeous, the bags that go along with it in the collection are stunning too - I can't seem to find them anywhere though, has the collection been discontinued? 

- Bubblegum is such a pretty colour and It's one i've looked at but never actually bought so i'm thinking of picking it up when I go into town. I had a rimmel one in a similar colour which has just dried up.. Boo!

- I've saw someone mention this hair mask in their haircare routine and I've wanted it ever since, my hair is really dull and damaged at the moment and I want to see if it helps!

- POP beauty Blush beam is so gorgeous, and alot of youtube guru's have been talking about pop's products lately, they can be found on ASOS! & This blush beam is so gorgeous and I really want to get my paws on it. It comes in two shades which are both so nice.


Saturday, 11 August 2012

Update: A Tragedy.

I haven't wrote on here for such a long time & so much has happened since then, this post will have two main  subjects, an explanation & something really sad which will be really hard for me to write. 

- My last post on here was April, and shortly after the post I made I booked a holiday with my sister & it was so last minute I literally had less than a month to save the money & spending money, clothes, and everything else needed for a girls holiday, so obviously my blog was put on the back burner.. and we set off for our holiday to Barcelona on 9th May.

- Secondly.. The sad part which I've been putting off writing for 3 months now, but I need to get back into my blog because although it doesn't have hundreds of readers, I love blogging and I miss it.. I'm not even sure if the people followed to me read me.. If you're reading this, let me know I'd love to hear from you! Okay.. I'm not going to put it off any more.. 13th May; 4 days into our holiday my sister had a phone call, it was my nanna.. She had called to tell us that our mother whom was both of our best friend had passed away in the night. (I'm choking up even writing that.) My mother, the woman who gave birth to me & whom taught me everything, been there for me every single day, whom I love with every fibre I have had gone, she wasn't on this earth anymore. She died from a blood clot to her heart, and passed away painless in her sleep. She had been poorly for years, she had a breathing condition called C.O.P.D and she also had arthritis in her hips & struggled to walk, but I never ever imagined she would pass so young she was 60 years old. 

This is me, as a baby & my beautiful mother. Being miles away in Spain when we found out this news was absolutely heart wrenching, it made me feel 100 x worse than I already did, I felt like I'd left my body and I was just watching myself scream & cry. We tried to get home straight away, as soon as my sister (who's 38 and who was so brave that day) got off the phone we packed and went down to reception to get home.

We had to pay for new flights but that didnt matter, all I wanted to to was to get back to the UK to be with my family, I believe that it was my mothers time to go, and what she would have found out if she had gone into hospital that day would of ruined her life as later on after we fount out the cause of death, we also found out she had lung cancer, which broke my heart even more, I could of never of imagined her to go through the pain of cancer. 

This is my mother & my sister on my sisters wedding day in 2006. 
My mother is my hero, she went through so much pain in her life & she was the strongest woman I knew. I love her with everything I have and everything I do I do for her. Although its been 3 months since she passed, it still doesn't feel real and I doubt it ever will, all I do know is she's watching over me now & I'll make her proud of me in whatever I do.

To anyone who's ever lost a loved one: I'm here for you, any time any day. I'll listen if you need an ear & I'll talk if you need kind words & I'll cry with you if you just need to cry. 

I love you momma; 26th October 1951 - 13th May 2012