Favourite Summer Foundations

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Hi Lovelies!

Todays post I thought I would share with you my favourite summer foundations, although it hasn't really felt like summer so far! Even though the weather has been rather miserable, it has still been warm and muggy, so lightweight foundations are a must for me. I find wearing heavy foundations when it is hot and muggy I feel sticky and greasy which is gross!

My first favourite summer foundation is the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, this is actually one of my all time favourites. This drugstore foundation is so amazing it retails for £8.99 and is a medium coverage which can be built up to full coverage. The main selling point for me is that it can be built up to be full coverage without feeling heavy on the skin. It also lasts really well on the skin, if paired with macs strobe cream it have give a really pretty (non sticky) dewey finish which looks really pretty and my go to base when I have some extra time in the morning. Another huge reason this is such a good summer foundation is it has SPF 15 which is essential everyday but especially in the summer, lets face it we don't want pre-mature wrinkles! 

My next favourite summer foundation is the Benefit Hello Flawless which retails for £26.50. This foundation is super lightweight, the coverage isn't as full which is great for my better skin days. Although having said that I haven't been able to wear this foundation for a while as it no longer matches my skin tone as I tan a lot, I will definitely be getting a new one to match my skin. This foundation is amazing for brightening your complexion which I love, well I think we all like a bright complexion don't we! Again,  this foundation has SPF which is really important however this one has an SPF of 25 which would be perfect for the extremely sunny days (something which is incredibly rare in the UK)!

What foundations do you like to use during the summer?

Kylie Jenner Lips?

Friday, 8 July 2016

Hiya Loves!

I hope you've all had a lovely week, todays post is all about that #PerfectPout. The Kylie Jenner lip craze has been a thing for such a long time, I mean lets be honest we all want a full, juicy pout! Luckily we don't need to spend a lot of money and endure painful injections to achieve a full lipped pout. A company called Perfect Pout offered to send me one of their products for me to try out to achieve fuller lips. I have seen a lot of posts form people using similar things which intrigued to try one out for myself.

This is my before picture, wearing MACs Soar lip liner, I have relatively full lips naturally but I would ideally want them to be bigger (classic case of wanting what you don't have). I have tried over lining my lips before but it never seemed to loo right on me.

As you can see i have a rather weird contraption attached to my lips (at least its pink)! What you're supposed to do is apply lip balm to your lips to moisturise them, put the perfect put over your lips and suck...Once the perfect pout is fully suctioned of (ew), you then leave it for 15 - 30 seconds. Once you have removed it you will notice your lips looking plumper, you can repeat until you have your desired level of plumpness! Although you don't want to over do it other wise it will hurt and you'll look as though you're doing the Kylie Jenner lips challenge all over again! (not a good look)!

This is how my lips looked after I had finished using the Perfect Pout, like in the the before picture I applied MACs Soar lipliner to my lips. My lips are clearly much fuller and look much more even than before. 

Verdict / I LOVE this product so much! I'll be honest I was slightly skeptical at first but I can honestly say it works really well, I will for sure be using this everyday! I love the way my lips look after using this product I didn't feel any pain at all during or after, and didn't get any weird bruises like some people did when doing the Kylie Jenner lip challenge with shot glass. 

Have you used any products similar to the Perfect Pout? if not you should check them out because they are amazing!

Follow their Instagram @myperfectpout

My Manicure Routine

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Hiya Lovelies!

I hope you're all having a good week so far, today I wanted to share with you my manicure routine. I have always been a lover of painting my nails as for me it is so therapeutic and satisfying as I can relax with Netflix and a cup of teas whilst doing my nails.

As you can see I use a fair few products for my manicures, I use Nail files, cuticle removers, nail polish removers, base coats, top coats, colour you name it (I know its excessive)

Firstly please excuse my slightly discoloured nails and chubby fingers. I never don't have polish on my nails which does discolour them Anyway...The first step I like to take is to prep my nails, so I will remove any polish already on my nails and then use my Sally Hansen cuticle remover. Tip: Don't ever cut your cuticles as they will grow back much harder. I leave my cuticle remover to sit on my nails for about 20 seconds and then use a cuticle pusher to push them back neatly, this will allow your nail polish to apply as smooth as possible. I will then apply a base coat all over my nails to protect them, this also helps with nail polish application.

After the top coat has dried, I will then use my colour of choice it paint my nails. Don't worry if you're messy with the application as you can clean it up afterwards. I like to dip my nail polish brush into the bottle and swipe one side against the neck of the bottle so you don't have too much product on your brush. I then like to start from the middle of my nail and work my way out. Try not to get any polish on your cuticles as it can be a pain to get off. I will normally do two coats of polish so I know it will be super opaque.

Once I have finished with the colour polish I will then use Acetone and a small brush to clean up any mistakes made. I like to use small and short swiping motions for their process as I have found it to be most affective. I will also follow the same process for the section between the cuticle and colour so you have a straight neat line making it look more professional. I will then take my top coat and apply it the same way as the colour polish but making sure I 'wrap' my edges, which is simply applying polish to the tips of my nails to prevent chipping. I like to do a relatively thick layer of top coat as it makes my nails look shiny for longer. Finally after the polish has dried I will apply a decent amount of cuticle oil around the entire perimeter of my nails to ensure my cuticles are soft and moisturised. I like to apply cuticle oil several times a day to keep them soft and moisturised. 

What is your favourite colour to wear on your nails?

How To: Dealing With Loss

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Hiya Loves!

Todays post is quite a sensitive subject but I thought that I would share with you my experiences because I think they could help others. I just wanted to mention this post isn't for sympathy or pity in any way it is to help people who have been through or are going through a similar thing to what I have.

Im not going to go into too much detail about my experiences as that isn't the main focus of this post but here goes. When I was three my mum got hit by a drunk driver, which left her brain dead and in a coma. After several days the decision was made by my nan to turn off the life support, a few minutes later she died. My two older sisters Nicole and Rochelle went to like with our grandparents as they were children from my mums previous relationship and I continued to live with my dad.

Growing up without a mum was hard because my dad was incredibly old fashioned, I practically raised myself (he was an amazing dad though). When I was 16 my dad was diagnosed with cancer, it was terminal and he didn't have long to live. He was told with chemo she had 6-12 months left to live and without he had 3-6, it was such a shock and a lot to take in especially at a very young age. My dad had to stop chemo due to an infection, his condition deteriorated quickly at the time I was taking my GCSEs and caring for my dad, who made the decision to essentially die at home. 3 months after diagnosis he died, which was the worst day of my life, I then moved into a hostel lived there until I turned 18 and got my own house with my boyfriend scott. 

my dad was my best friend and I will miss him always! Now on to the most important part of this post.

It's safe to say any kind of loss is incredibly hard especially when you lose someone who has such a big role/impact on your life, wether thats a parent, a sibling or a friend. I'm going to share with out some tips on how to deal with loss.

- It's okay to cry!
Some people will cry a lot ad some people won't cry at all, just remember if you need to cry then cry don't bottle up your emotions.

- Speak to someone 
Speaking to people about how you feel is so important, it doesn't have to be a counsellor but just voicing your feeling out loud can help so much. I know when I feel shit about something I feel so much better once I have spoke to someone about it.

- Remember 
Allow yourself to remember the person you have lost, think of all the happy times you experienced together.

- Go about your daily life as normal
Don't stop doing things you would normally do, secluding yourself is the worst thing you can do alone time can help but too much of it will make you feel worse, feeling lonely and grief doesn't mix well. Allow yourself to smile, laugh and have fun surround yourself with friends.

The biggest thing about loss is the feeling will never go away, don't let that freak you out! You will always miss the person you have lost but it will get easier to deal with. It wont be on your mind constantly and you will be able to carry on with your normal life. I know when the loss is fresh its hard to believe the pain will go away but eventually it does I promise!

I hope this post helps some of you, if you have any questions or just need a chat please message me. If my experiences can help even just one person it would be so amazing! you can contact me via Twitter or Instagram I will always reply as soon as I can.

Lots of Love! xoxo

TH Baker Silver Infinity Necklace

Monday, 20 June 2016

Hiya Loves!

I have worked with Th Baker a few times now and each time I do I get more and more excited. TH Baker are an online jewellery store who sell beautiful jewellery. Recently I was lucky enough to be one of the chosen bloggers to receive their Silver Infinity Necklace.

As most of you will already know, I prefer to wear more dainty jewellery which means this necklace is perfect for me. Dainty necklaces like this are so timeless, I love the quality of the jewellery from Th Baker. This necklace is so sparkly and feminine which I love, I feel as though it would go with literally any outfit and for any occasion. 

Personally I think this would be a perfect gift, for your sister, bestie or even your bridesmaids? Previously I was also sent TH Bakers matching infinity bracelet which is just as dainty, beautiful and feminine. 

They look so stunning together, with jewellery less is always more. I have received so many compliments from people whilst wearing these pieces.  I think these two pieces would look so stunning on a summers evening paired with a floaty dress and sandals, to dress up a comfortable but girly look.

What is your favourite style of jewellery?


6 Best Beauty Products On A Budget

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Hi dolls!

For todays post I thought I would share with you 5 of my favourite beauty products for those on a budget. The products I have chosen are just as good if not better than a lot more higher end products on the market.

1: Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - This is my all time favourite drugstore foundation, It is medium to full coverage which is perfect for my skin as I have acne prone skin. What I love most about this product is it gives me a dewy finish which I really like.

2. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeliner - This is one of my all time favourite eyeliners, I prefer pen tip eyeliners much more as I find them much easier to use and they are more sturdy making it easier to create the perfect wing. 

3. MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter - This is such a good highlighter, it gives such a natural sheen but it can also be built up for a more dramatic look. I really like the pinky tone of this highlighter, it lasts really well also which is a bonus as it is so inexpensive. The only negative thing I have to say about this product is the packaging, which for me isn't an issue as it is such an inexpensive product.

4. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - This powder is my favourite setting powder of all time, I don't think I have heard one bad thing about this product. What I like most is I am able to use a decent amount of this powder to set my makeup without it looking cakey which is essential!

5. Maybelline Instant Pore Eraser - This product is much like the Benefit POREfessional it does exactly what it says on the tin. I am unlucky in the sense I have rather large pores in my T-zone, so a pore minimising product is essential! 

6. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - This product is a well known favourite in the beauty community and rightly so its amazing! I lie to buy the lightest shade to highlight under my eyes as the consistency is perfect for brightening the undereyes. When set properly it doesn't crease through the day or rub off which is very important!

What is your favourite drugstore product?

The Jewel Hut Pandora Charm Review

Monday, 13 June 2016

Hiya Lovelies!

I should think that by now you would know that I love Pandora. I have quite a few pieces of Pandora jewellery, I just can seem to get enough of it. I think all of their pieces are such amazing quality and good value for money which is a bonus! I think everyone and their grandmother have a pandora bracelet and rightly so as they're so sentimental and special.

The Jewel Hut very kindly offered to send me one of their Pandora charms, as a Pandora lover I was so excited. They gave me a choice out of two different charms and the one I picked was the 'All Around The World Charm'. This sunning sterling silver charm has a world theme and has 'All Around The World' Written around it, with pretty Cubic Zirconia hearts. Like all of Pandoras products this charm is amazing quality and beautiful. 

My reasons for choosing this charm is because I wanted a pretty reminder to myself to travel more. There are so many amazing and beautiful places in the world which I really want to visit and explore, there is no better reminder than a gorgeous charm on my favourite bracelet! This charm would be a perfect gift for someone who loves to travel or who wants to travel in the future as its simple design is classic. 

The jewel Hut is such an amazing company with a huge array of jewellery brands, the think I love most about this company is the fact it's actually cheaper to order from this website! As some of you may know Pandora charge £5 for shipping which I think is rather steep! Where as The Jewel Hut offers free delivery on orders over £10 which means you essentially save money! Which in my opinion is a bonus! 

Whats your favourite Pandora item? 

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