Thursday, 22 August 2013

Slightly different from my normal posts of reviews and beauty, but I personally love seeing these kind of posts and finding new blogs to follow and read. I have so many blogs that I love but I couldn't talk about them all as it would be the longest post ever! So I picked out my 'Top 5' that I thought covered everything from fashion to beauty.
Emma from Milkteef, Emma has to be my favourite blogger and owns an amazing blog filled with jammed back reviews, cute outfits of the day, wishlists (Which I being nosy always find interesting). Emma always has all the new products out and always delivers her reviews quickly, frequently updating her blog everyday. I personally love Emma's blog as she has the exact same style as me, every piece of clothing she buys I just love!
Lydia from Fashion Influx, I only recently started following Lydia but her style is just so out there and amazing! She pieces together the most 'Gaga' outfits, often mixing goth and geek to create a unique outfit! Need outfit inspiration, go check her out!
Alix from I Covet Thee, Now I love good photography on a blog, who doesn't? and Alix knows possibly everything there is about beauty, providing detailed reviews and beautiful photos. 
Shirley from Meek-N-Mild, Shirley is ever so classy and sleek! I choose Shirley to be in my top 5 as she is another blogger who focuses her blog around outfits of the day and her style is the complete opposite to Lydia's from Fashion Influx. I have been visiting Shirley's blog quite a bit recently getting inspiration for my outfits for sixth form as I have to dress smart and Shirley has such a classy and elegant style, from blazers and skirts to graphic tee's.
Carrie from WishWishWish, another blogger with a great eye for photography! I love Carries blog and having a cheeky look to see what amazing things she is up too. You're nosy like me you will love Carrie and her blog!
Who are your favourite bloggers and why?

Haul - New Products to Review
I recently adventured into my local Boots store only to leave with a bag of new products. However, I am admittedly proud that I somehow managed not to purchase any make up! At least once a month I love to just go and look around Boots, in search for new products that have hit the shelves. 
This month I had a rough idea of what I was looking for when I went into the store, after reading many reviews on it. Garnier's new Intensive 7 days Ultra Softening Lotion, sadly I haven't tried this out yet but as soon as I do a review will be up on my blog pronto! 
A few posts ago I did a review on the Lush lip scrub which got a glowing review, however it is a pain in your make-up bag as its so heavy and takes up so much room and now that I'm preparing to go back to school I needed something a little more easy to carry around with me that will still do the job. I've already used this quite a bit and started a review on it so that will be up soon!
I won't go into detail on every product as I plan on doing a full review on them, are there any products here you wish to see a review on? What have you recently picked up from the drugstore?


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Chit Chat and Face Mask Review

Been feeling rather down lately and I'm not sure exactly why. I don't really want to post about my 'personal life' on here but I have so much going on and I really feel like I need to make some serious changes in my life. I don't know if any of you have ever had this but I just get worked up about the silliest things and I just seem to have no one to really talk to about it. So what better way to cheer myself up than eating chocolate while rubbing it all over my face?
Yes, this is exactly what I did. I'm now currently drowning in the stuff while writing this post. As I said in my previous post I said I would do a review on a different one of these face-masks every month. This months was also mentioned in my favourites and for good reason too! Unpopular opinion but I love the smell of chocolate in skin products, I just find it so relaxing and soothing. I suppose the idea of rubbing chocolate into your skin would put off most people from this product but ah, if you could feel my skin afterwards you would put a plug on your nose and still use this face-mask! It leaves my skin feeling soft for days after, my foundation goes on flawlessly after I've used it which is always a bonus and it works in just 15-20 minutes! and lets not forget its only 99p from Boots!
This face-masks sole purpose is for deep cleansing pores. Now is it just me or does this sound kind of painful, properly just me but I thought it must surely sting or something. Luckily it does not at all, just does its job quickly and effortlessly. My pores are hardly noticeable after and I have noticed since using these masks my blackheads have decreased rapidly! So if you suffer with blackheads definitely give this a try, I would also hugely recommend this for people with dry skin. I have oily skin and it worked amazing on me making any dry patches I did have ever so soft!

What Came in the Post

Just a quick little post of some things that came in the post/mail today that I wanted to share with you! The other day I treated myself and did a mini online shop, adventuring out to Topshop and Boohoo! There was so many things on Topshop that I wanted but of course being a huge panda lover I just had to pick up that panda shirt, for just £20. I had to stop myself from buying any more stuff off Topshop so thought I'd check out Boohoo as its said to be rather cheap and I had never ordered of there before.
I picked up this cardigan for just £20 which for a cable nit cardigan is a bargain! On Topshop it would have easily been around the £40 mark. I've already styled this in my head with a black skater skirt and shirt tucked in, with this over the top for warmth when the coldness decides to randomly hit us Brits again!
Have you brought anything from these places recently?


Thursday, 8 August 2013

Liebster Award

Today I received a message from a lovely girl named Beth (click here to be taken to Beth's blog), saying that she had nominated me for the Liebster award! I was so happy to receive this nomination as my blog is new and I haven't been given any awards or tags yet, so as a new blog it was a nice little confidence boost! And that is why this is such an amazing idea. Basically the award is for blogs that are new or have under 200 followers and it is to help them get discovered and for them to discover new blogs themselves. To get nominated you basically have to get discovered and someone who really likes your blog will nominate you! So if you're a new blog or have under 200 followers comment on this so people can discover you too!
This award works like a tag and being nominated means that if you want to there are some things for you to do, in a tag format. These are: 
- Answer the 11 questions set for me.
- Tag 11 new bloggers (with under 200 followers)
- Write a new set of 11 questions for those people.
- Contact them to let them know.

Without further a due I'm going to answer my 11 questions that were set for me.

 1. If you could only wear 2 beauty products what would they be? 
For me like many other girls I'm not the most confident person with my skin, so foundation would definitely have to be one! Also a red lipstick as I think they really suit me best and also when you wear little make up and bit of bright lipstick can really make you look done up!

2. What is you’re favourite beauty product of all time?
This is such a hard question as there is so many! But it would have to be my Clinque foundation.
3. If you could only wear one brand of beauty products which one would you choose?
Mac, without a doubt. 

4. What is the best beauty tip you have ever had?
This was actually from The Only Way is Essex and Made in Chelsea, when they had a sudocream party where the girls sat around with sudocream facemasks. Sudocream is the best thing to get rid of spots, like ever!

5. What is your favourite colour to wear on your nails?
Easy Breezy by Topshop.

6. What is your least favourite product?
BB Cream, I like a heavy coverage foundation what can I say?

7. Who’s make-up do you envy?
                                                                       Nicole Guerriero
8.  Who are your top 3 beauty bloggers?

9. Statement lips or eyes?
Lips for sure.
10. If you could invent a beauty product what would it be?
This is such a good question oo! A lipstick that could only be removed by a special lipstick removable wipe, other than that wipe the lipstick would not come off! not even when drinking or eating! We can dream right?

11. If money was no object what beauty product would you buy?
All the Chanel perfumes.

So now here are the blogs that I have fallen in love with and am nominating!
Jessica from jessicasjournalx
Zoe from ZoeGeorgina
Emilie from Someoneinthecorner
Amy from TheLittleKoala

And my questions to you are:
1. You have £100 to spend on beauty, what do you buy?
2. You're only allowed to use one foundation for the rest of your life, what brand and type of foundation do you choose?
3. Why do you choose that foundation?
4. Who are your 5 most favourite beauty and fashion bloggers?
5. Who is your favourite youtuber?
6. Drugstore or designer?
7. Your most favourite product you've ever used?
8. Favorite magazine? or beauty related reading material.
9. If you have an iphone, can you recommend any good 'beauty or fashion' apps? If you do not have an iphone can you recommend any good websites to do with beauty or fashion.
10. Your go to perfume, spray or general scent?
11. What are your favourite blog posts to read and why?

My July Favourites!
I know this is quite late but, better late than never! July was such a good month, I discovered so many new products, the weather was amazing and it was so nice to just fully relax after all those exams and revision for so many months.
This month with the sudden 'heat wave' in England (which none of us or our skin is used too) made my skin play up rather badly. But thanks to Montague Jeunnesse and their amazing easy and quick face-masks this wasn't a problem for long. Having a lot more free time too meant I could do one of these face-masks once a week (sometimes even twice). The masks leave your skin feeling refreshed immediately, I also noticed running my hands down my face I couldn't really feel any of my pores, making my foundation super easy to put on the next day! I used about 5 of their masks this month and chocolate was definitely my favourite. As I use a different mask from the brand every week I was thinking of doing a monthly post of the face-masks I have used that month, meaning you would get all 4 face-masks in once review! Let me know in the comments if that would interest you!
On to my second favourite, Soap and Glory's 'Daily Smooth Body Butter'. I want to do a full review of this product so I'm not going to go into too much detail here but I will say, if you have dry patches on your body (mine being my elbows) you need this in your life! Although my favourite thing about this product is it is scented with Soap and Glory's famous 'Mist You Madly' spray!
Radox, cheap and cheerful should be their slogan! While doing a food shop with my family at the beginning of the month me and my mum chucked in a load of these Radox shower gels as they were on special for £1 each so we decided to just stock up and I am so glad we did! Not much you can really say for a shower gel other than does it do its job? Yes, it does. I walk out of the shower smelling refreshing and of flowers, or whatever scent from our millions we have collected up. I find it leaves my skin feeling extra soft as well and is the perfect shower gel to use on just shaved skin! I'm also thinking of doing a big post on these as well and all their different scents, so again leave a comment if you would be interested in that!
The new nail polishes to hit the high street, Sinful Colours Professionals. A perfect dupe for OPI I personally think and for only £1.99 from Boots! I don't believe they have individual names but I think they have a individual number each, in that case I picked up the number 920! The perfect neon pink, with a slight tan this really does make me look more tanned than I actually am and everyone seemed to notice it and compliment it. I will definitely be going back to Boots to pick up some other colours to do a big review for you guys.
Now of course something Mac is going to be in my favourites right? If you read my London post you will know that I picked up the lipstick 'Cockney', a darkish vampy red with a blue tint to it. This lipstick is in my favourites as I wore it to my prom and it really brought a pop of colour as I wore a cream dress and nude heels. It lasted the whole night even after eating and didn't need a top up till the after party! Which was like 4 hours later, which isn't too bad and could of lasted longer without a top up but I just wanted to make sure it would last. Cockney is a lustre lipstick and I found it very moisturizing on my lips as I tend to suffer with dry lips and some lipsticks can just make me suffer even more. If you love reds you need to add this one to your collection!
Now this is another product I want to do a full review on so will only be mentioning briefly but it is Nars limited edition highlighting blush powder from the Andy Warhol collection. As a lover of art and of Andy Warhol I just had to pick up something from the collection! A full review will be up soon as I believe you can still get hold of this on ebay but for double the price. 
Coming up to my final favourites now, before prom I wanted to buy the 'perfect foundation brush' to really make sure my foundation sat and looked as flawless on my skin as it possibly could. After reading many reviews and also having my eye on them for ages I picked up a real techniques brush. This brush is amazing for really getting your foundation on and getting it on smoothly, although one thing I will have to say negatively about this product is make sure you wake up 10 minutes earlier as this sure does take some time.
Lastly but not least the months Company magazine August issue! I pick up this magazine every month without fail and already have the September issue that I am going to review after I have read it. The August issue was jammed pack with good articles my favourite being 'Top of the Blogs' which I discovered many of my now favourite bloggers. I am also thinking I will add a favourite blogger and youtuber to my favourites every month from now on! As I always find those posts interesting and love discovering new blogs.
Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products, products I should try, reviews you would want me to do that I have mentioned and what you would like to see pop up on my blog!

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