April Favourites ♥

Woo it’s that time again where I have to tell you an array of my beauty favourites this month! There are so many I could have chosen!

1) Lady Danger MAC Lipstick


£15.50 online.

Love this lipstick, such a great bold colour which stays on a while. I was looking for this shade for so long! I actually bought a lipstick like this first from a little make up shop in my university town but I had to reapply it so often. This lipstick is much better!

I went shopping to Manchester recently and I was browsing the Dior make up counter (wishing I could buy every single thing) when the sales woman said to me ‘I love your lipstick – it’s Lady Danger right?’ (WHAT?!) I was completely blown away how this lady just looked at my lips and knew the exact brand and the exact name of my lipstick. It completely made my day! (to which my mom said ‘if I was wearing my Ruby Woo MAC she would have guessed that also :P).

2) Aromantic Products

Free samples.

My Flatmate makes her own beauty products and they are incredible! The shampoo smells like lavender and is perfect size if you are travelling. The moisturiser is also lavender scented. It really made my skin so soft. The lip balm is orange scented. It tints your lips also which is great because you do not need to apply any gloss/ lipstick over the top.

3) Kate Moss 107 Lipstick

Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick Wine 107

£5,49 Superdrug.

I have been wanting this lipstick for so long now and finallllly bought it! It is a deep red colour so it is better to apply it in addition to a lip liner. It is long lasting and a great value for money.

4) MAC Kohl Eye Pencil

 Eye Kohl

£14.00 online.

In recent posts I haven’t really rated this but the more I am using it the more I like it. It’s smudgable and easy to apply. I love how dark it is. It has to be topped up quite a lot though. However despite this, it is honestly the best eyeliner I have used (it’s a tough rival to Lancome’s eyeliner). My sister had a bit of an eyeliner drama before she was going out (her eyeliner went poof), so I lent her my MAC one. She applied it to her lids then took a liquid eyeliner to wing the edge out. This is such a good tip that I didn’t know before then! For a more sharper and tidier look use liquid to wing at the edges and the pencil for the lids.

5) Simple Light Moisturiser

£4.50 Boots.

This cream is incredible! I use it as an all over moisturiser not just for my face. It really hydrates my skin and I use it as a primer before applying my foundation. It makes my skin feel really fresh and so soft. The cream is not greasy or oily also which is a bonus.


Liebster Award #2


I woke up yesterday to find that I had received an award nomination! Thank you so much to https://honeyfrauline.wordpress.com for nominating me! Y’all should check out her blog!

Here are the questions I have been asked…

Why do you blog?

I blog because I love it. It’s my passion. Ever since I could remember I would constantly be reading or writing. I love interacting with other bloggers too. I really feel like the blogging community is so lovely and so supportive. I’ve made some new friends and been able to share hints/tips and beauty tricks with like minded people with the same passion as me!
How did you come up with your blog name?

It’s my name! My Grandfather was Ukrainian so that’s where the ‘Chekruga’ part comes from and Sophie is my first name!
Describe your fashion style.

I would describe my style as girly meets goth. I love wearing girly, classic pieces but I wear a lotttt of black, and am a big fan of black chunky boots.
Where do you usually shop?

For make up I shop at Boots, Superdrug and MAC. For clothes I shop mostly on the high street so Topshop and River Island.
What is your favorite fashion accessory?

I loveeee my rings. I think they are my favourite fashion accessory. Or a handbag!
Who is your style icon?

I have three.

Marilyn Monroe – she is iconic. I love how classy and elegant she always looks.

Kim Kardashian – similar to her I’m curvy and I feel like she really dresses for her body type and embraces her curves. She is a great example for girls everywhere to love their curves.

Kylie Jenner – I love her outfits. Whatever she wears she looks incredible. She isn’t afraid to be a bit edgy. What I love about her is her confidence to wear any outfit and rock it.

What is your favorite make-up brand?

As you all know I am OBSESSED with MAC! So I would have to say that. 😛
What is your dream job?

To be a blogger for a living! I enjoy blogging so much and it would be so perfect if this is what I did for a living every single day.
What country would you love to visit next?

What do you usually do in your free time?

I am such a busy body! I do a lot of sport! I do yoga, zumba, circuit training, weights class, the gym and running. I have meals/cocktails/walks/sleepovers/nights out with my best friends, I spend a lot of time with my close and extended family- visiting my grandparents, spending time with my younger cousins. I read, write, do research for my blog!
What kind of music do you listen to?

At the moment I am obsessed with Kygo remixes which are a bit housey. I also love old school Kanye West and Conor Maynard’s mash ups.

11 Random Facts About Me

1- I have been on a day trip to Poland.

2- I’m 1/4 Ukrainian.

3- I have been best friends with Sarah and Hannah for ten years.

4- My favourite food is pie!

5- The Todd Kraines prank never fails to make me laugh.

6- My favourite type of literature is gothic literature.

7- If I hadn’t have gone to uni I would have probably gone into hairdressing.

8- Next month I am doing a skydive, raising money for breast cancer.

9- I have run cross country for my university.

10- When I was younger I thought Dream Street were the best.

11- I support Manchester City Football Club


Who I am nominating…

It is so difficult to choose just eleven bloggers!












Here are your eleven questions to answer…

1 – How has blogging changed your life?

2 – Do you have any beauty tips/tricks you swear by?

3 – Where do you find inspiration for your blog posts?

4 – Where do you see yourself in ten years time?

5 – Who are your style icons?

6 – What made you decide to write a blog?

7 – Where would you love to travel to?

8 – What are your top three favourite books?

9 – Put your ipod on shuffle, what are the first five songs that come up?

10 – What are your favourite quotes?

11 – What are your TV guilty pleasures?


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Yesterday one of my oldest, bestest friends and I went on a walk to relieve some dissertation/revision stress! We are so lucky living in Yorkshire to be surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Trainers – Nike

Jeans – Marks and Spencer

Shirt – River Island

Leather Jacket – Dorothy Perkins

Scarf – Ralph Lauren