Monday, 22 April 2013

Beauty Haul

Recently all I seem to want to do is buy makeup. I am really struggling to restrain myself from shopping because I need to save up for my holiday in the summer. However I was able to sneak in these few purchases and I thought I would share some pictures of what I've bought recently.

Have you been shopping recently? Would you like to see a review on any of these products?


Saturday, 20 April 2013

Where have I been?

It's been almost two weeks since my last post and you're probably wondering why I haven't made another post. There is a couple reasons for this and the main one being school!

It's getting close to exam season and that means lots of revision. With revision comes stress and we all know how hard it can be to deal with stress. For me when I start stressing I can't focus on anything else other than the things that are stressing me out. Which in turn stresses me out even more. 
Now that I've been back at school for two weeks I'm beginning to settle into my revision and school routine. This means I will hopefully be able to start being much more consistent again with my posts. I will try my best to have new posts on a regular basis every week.

School + Revision + Exams = my kind of nightmare. It can be so hard figuring out how to juggle your time. As exams get closer our stress levels rise to extortionate levels. I am going to try and share some of my personal tips and tricks that I have learnt to help deal with the stress of revision and exams.
  • Get Rid Of Any Distractions! We've all experienced it, finally starting to get on a roll with our revision when our phone or computer goes off. 5 minutes turns into 15 minutes which turns into forgetting completely about our work. Try to leave your phone and computer in a different room to avoid this. Also try not to have a tv playing in the background because any tv show can make it incredibly hard to maintain concentration.
  • Take Breaks! Breaks are essential when revising.  Shorter intervals are much more effective because our brain can stay focused for the entire time. I tend to work for about 40 minutes and then have a 10 minute break. During my break I usually go and have a glass of water because staying hydrated is immensely important.
  • Stay Organised! Being organised and prepared is key. Make a revision timetable and be sure to leave enough time to study for each exam. You don't want to leave revision for an exam too late because this will instantly double your stress levels.
  • Make Time To Relax! You need time to yourself whatever that may be for you. Going for a walk, having a bath, going to a concert. You need a chance to have some time to yourself and to let yourself breath a little.

How do you deal with revision and exam stress?


Monday, 8 April 2013

Two Weeks In Pictures #7

I'm sorry I didn't post one of these last week but that was due to me being away and not being able to get it up. However here is a compilation from the past two weeks.

What have you been up to this week?


Saturday, 6 April 2013

Ireland Haul

As you may have read from a couple posts ago I went on holiday to Ireland for a week. I couldn't have asked for a better week. All I did was shop and relax and it was just perfect. I definitely didn't want to come because I enjoyed myself so much. I thought I would share some photos of the things I picked up while I was away.

If you would like to know where any particular items are from just leave a comment below and I will be sure to reply.

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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Review: Stila Perfecting Foundation Stick

I am constantly looking to find the perfect foundation and this means trying out everything I can find. I came across this foundation and few weeks ago although I was hesitant to try it as stick foundations tend to be quite drying. I was pleasantly surprised by this particular one. When swatched it is creamy to touch and is extremely easy to blend. 

I picked mine up in Shade A. The shade is much more yellow toned than my skin but with a good amount of blending it is not even noticeable.  I would say this foundation has a medium coverage and does not look thick or cakey on the skin in any way.  The main downside to this foundation is that it can look slightly shiny on the skin which can be expected as it is a cream product. However, this problem can be easily rectified by applying a light dusting of powder over the top to help set the foundation in place.  

Have you tried this foundation? What foundation do you currently use?


Saturday, 30 March 2013

Gold Liner

As I have blue eyes I'm always trying to find colours and shades that will help make my eyes pop.  My favourite colour to do this recently is gold.  This led to this particular look. It really helps make my eyes stand out and every time I wear it I get so many compliments on my eyes.

It is so simple to create and yet looks very sleek and like you've spent a good amount of time on it. 

I began by applying the lightest shade from my Revlon Colourstay eyeshadow quad in Coffee Bean and blended this all over the eyelid. This was to cancel out any discolouration and help hide any veins that could be seen. Next I lined my eyes the Avon Arabian Glow eyeliner in Gold and flicked out the liner at the ends. This liner is very creamy and so to help it stay in place all day I applied Half Baked eyeshadow from the Urban Decay Naked palette over the top. By applying the eyeshadow it also helped to intensify the gold colour as well as setting the eyeliner. I finished the look by applying liner to my waterline and applied two coats of mascara.

I love this look and I think it will be perfect for the spring and summer when I won't want to spend as much time on my makeup. Also during the spring and summer I do not feel like wearing the dark and heavy makeup I tend to wear in the winter as the weather is getting warmer. I can't wait to wear this look more.

What do you think of this look? Would you wear it?


Thursday, 28 March 2013

Current Favourite Lip Products

I have never been a lip gloss girl. I have always tended to go for lipsticks of lip stains. If you have seen some of my other posts you may have noticed that I also tend to go for the deeper shades of lipsticks. It's now rare that I leave the house without a bold lip as that is what I feel most comfortable wearing. I like wearing stains as it means I don't have to keep reapplying constantly throughout the day. I thought I would share some of the lip products I have been loving over the past few months.

1. Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick- 107 
This lipstick is quite new to my collection but I have been wearing it so much. It has become a necessity for me. You can read my full review HERE
2. Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick - 14 Pretty Prune
This too is pretty new to my collection. However, I have been switching between this and the rimmel lipstick on a daily basis. I have a full review of this product HERE
3. Maybelline Superstay 10hr Tint Gloss-  Timeless Plum
The superstay glosses are sometimes compared to the YSL glossy stains. The longevity of this stain is amazing and so perfect for applying in the morning and not having to think about it again. It has a gorgeous fruity scent and can be purchased for £6.99 in Boots.  
4. Revlon Kissable Balm Stain- Crush
When these were first released I was quick to race down to my local boots to pick them up. This is a gorgeous deep berry colour. It's great for those you are not so comfortable wearing bolder lips as you can build up or sheer out the colour to your preference. 
5. Revlon Kissable Balm Stain- Romantic
This stain is a lovely red shade with an orange undertone to it. Although I would have preferred this shade to be more pigmented the shade can be built up with a few layers. These revlon stains can be purchased for £7.99 from Boots
6. Gosh - 134 Darling
My last favourite lipstick is sort of the odd one out of the bunch as it is the only nude. I tend to wear this on the days when I am in more of a rush or need to wear a much more natural look. This applies so smoothly and has a lovely glossy finish.

What lip products are you currently loving? Have you tried any of these?


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Easter Trip

I really should be packing right now but I wanted to get this post up. Tomorrow I will be getting up at 4:30am to get a boat to Dublin. I am then driving up to my gran's and I'll be staying there for a week. I have scheduled some posts for while I'm away so it'll be like I never even disappeared. I hope you all have a lovely week.


Sunday, 24 March 2013

Week in Pictures #6

I made a new instagram this week. I wanted one that had a bit more of a theme and so I decided to have to same username as my blog and have been posting much more than usual! I would love it if you follow my new instagram, you can do this by clicking the link in the sidebar.

What have you been up to this week?


Friday, 22 March 2013

Review: Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick 14 Pretty Prune

In the past couple months bourgeois released a new range of lipsticks called the Rouge Edition. There are 18 different shades to pick from which are divided into three categories: Preppy, Colour Block and Night Out. The shade range is amazing and there really is a shade for everyone.

I picked up only one lipstick to try out. I chose number 14 which is named Pretty Prune and is from the Night Out category. Although I am not particularly fond of the name it is a gorgeous deep red/plum shade. The lipstick applies very smoothly to the lips and is also very hydrating.  The pigmentation of the lipstick is absolutely incredible and it also has great staying power which is perfect for those who don't like to be constantly reapplying their lipstick. The lipstick is not glossy but also isn't matte, it has a very subtle sheen which is absolutely lovely.

I am completely in love with this lipstick and cannot wait to get more use out of it. I will also be sure to pick up some more lipsticks from the range as I'm sure they're all just as amazing as this one. The Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipsticks can be purchased for £7.99 however they are very often included in many offers HERE

Have you tried any of the Rouge Edition lipsticks? What are your opinions?


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Review: Graze Box #2

Another week, another graze box. I was super excited to see what new snacks I would get to try this week and I definitely wasn't disappointed. As always it came nicely packaged in it's recyclable box.

What I got this week:

Copacabana- milk chocolate buttons, dark chocolate buttons and brazil nuts. This was seriously the tastiest thing ever! Brazil nuts are my favourite and with chocolate too, couldn't ask for a better combination!

Honeycomb Flapjack- rustic rolled oat flapjack with honeycomb and milk chocolate. This too tasted amazing. I don't tend to eat flapjacks because usually because they tend to be too sweet for my tastes. However this one had the perfect balance!

Chocolate Orange- granola seeds, blanched almonds, dark chocolate drops and orange infused raisins. Again another chocolate snack which is perfect for someone like me who is a complete chocoholic! I added this on top of my porridge for breakfast and I must say it was delicious.

Lightly Toasted Pistachios- roasted pistachios with a touch of salt. This was the only snack in this box that did not contain any chocolate. I'm still undecided about this one. I had never tried pistachios before and I'm unsure whether I like them or not. I'll definitely try them again in the future and see whether I can actually decided whether I like them or not.

This was definitely my favourite box so far and I'm excited to try some more. The graze boxes are definitely perfect for satisfying those cravings I get throughout the day. After this box I don't know whether graze can make a better one but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Would you like a graze box for free? Just click HERE and you'll be able to have one sent to you at not cost at all!


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Review: Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick 107

I feel like I am the very last person to try this lipstick. For months bloggers have been going crazy for this lipstick creating a lot of hype around the product. I avoided purchasing it as I felt I already had enough lipsticks. However the time came where I was tired of hearing about it all the time and wanted to finally try it and see whether it was actually worth all the hype.

First of all I must talk about the packaging. There is something about the bright red packaging that catches my eye. The bright colour makes it easier to find when rooting around in your makeup bag. It definitely helps make the product stand out a little more amongst my other lipstick.

Now onto the actual product. The lipstick is a deep red plum shade, which is definitely the sort of colour I tend to wear more often. I was a little hesitant about the fact that this lipstick is matte as I tend to suffer from dry lips. However this lipstick applies very smoothly and doesn't drag on your lips at all. On first application it felt smooth and creamy and not drying in any way. The staying power of this lipstick is great too. When I first tested it's staying power I applied it once in the morning and only reapplied once during the day to brighten up the colour slightly after eating. Another plus side is that this is easy to apply without the need for a lip liner!

Overall, I absolutely love this lipstick. It has quickly become my everyday lipstick. It is definitely a bold colour and not for the faint hearted when it comes to lipstick. This lipstick has definitely made me want to try out more of the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks and for only £5.49 each how could you say no?

Have you tried any of the Kate Moss Lipsticks? If so, what are your thoughts?