April Favourites ♥

This year is going so so quickly! Some amazing things have happened this month! I can confirm that I will be in America for three months this summer! I am super excited! (Any tips on travelling to the USA are very much welcome in the comments section below!). Also in April I went on my first run in a while because I want to do a half marathon soon! My time was what I wanted so this was a promising start! As well as this I have finally finished my first book since completing my degree (which ended almost a year ago!). When I completed my English Literature degree I strangely had little desire to finish a whole book as I read about 1-2 a week for 3 years. It didn’t feel like reading was a pleasure anymore but more like something I had to do in order to formulate an assignment. It wasn’t that I fell out of love with literature per-say..believe me I tried to read but could never stick with a book long enough so now I have about 7 half read books lying about my house! But I am so glad that I am finally out of this reading funk because I truly enjoy reading! It is also why I haven’t really blogged as much too because of the sheer volume of essay writing required for my degree. Fashion and beauty is my passion so I am excited to share a few purchases I have made this month…

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♥ Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip gloss shade Plums Up

My auntie is a huge fan of the Sexy Mother Pucker lip gloss range from Soap and Glory. I have always thought the lip glosses they do were really pretty shades so on a spontaneous trip around Boots I picked this one up. Once you apply it to your lips it makes them tingle as it ‘plumps them’. I don’t really know if it does make them any bigger as my lips as quite big but I do know that it is a gorgeous shade! It isn’t a sticky lip gloss and stays on a while so would for sure recommend this product. £9.00

♥ Eyelure London Exaggerate No 145 Fake Eyelashes

I needed some last minute fake lashes for a night out so bought these from Boots. Eyelure has in my opinion always been a reliable brand for fake lashes so went straight for these! There were lots of different types but I usually go for volume (when I was younger I used to wear two pairs of fake lashes on nights out!!). They were only £5.45 and came with glue. The glue is a bit rubbish but thankfully I have my own glue! Lashes great but glue not so great!

♥ Natural Collection Lip Liner Ruby Rose 

This lip liner is only £1.99 from Boots. It is really good! I needed a lip liner for my VIVA GLAM MAC lip stick as it bleeds sometimes. It is super for the price – would definitely recommend!

♥ MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

This is in my opinion an essential for any girl to have in her make up bag! Class matte red lipstick from MAC. £15.50 but well worth the price!

My May Wish List Item  – Benefit’s Brow Zings!

Eyebrow shaping kit with all the tools you need for clean, smooth, perfect brows!

Exploring The Yorkshire Moors ❤️

Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with the Brontë sisters! My all time favourite novels are Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I am lucky enough to live fifteen minutes away from where these literary masterpieces were penned! The Bronte Parsonage in Howarth is truly beautiful! My best friend from university was visiting for the weekend (she too is equally obsessed), so we decided to release our inner Catherine Earnshaw/Linton/Heathcliff…


The main cobbled street down Howarth

Us outside the famous Parsonage

A scene from the film ‘Wild Child’ is actually filmed in this very spot!


There are some unique lovely shops in Howarth including a vintage shop, an apothecary and lots of beautifully quaint tea rooms

The parsonage where the Brontë sisters grew up. They are not buried in this grave yard, but in vaults inside the church to the right

March Favourites ♥

March has been such a good month! Now the weather is finally warmer I have been able to do some really fun summery things like going to the park for ice creams with my little cousin or sitting sipping cocktails outside (pretending I am somewhere exotic like Barcelona when in reality I am in Leeds!). I have also had a few fun nights out, watching my favourite football team Manchester City and I went to see the band The 1975 who were incredible!
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Product wise I have discovered some amazing products this month!

The Tangle Teezer

Urban Outfitters, £10.00

No joke you guys this has entirely taken brushing my hair to the next level. I saw an advert or an Instagram post of Kendall Jenner with one and thought surely there is not much of a difference between this and a normal brush? Oh there is! My best friend has one and her hair is gorgeous and long and always looks in amazing condition. I know for sure you can get it much cheaper than £10.00 but it was a bit of an impulse purchase. It doesn’t rip my hair out like normal brushes (even if I brush it wet). It doesn’t make my hair poofy/fizzy and is the perfect size to just pop into my handbag. Would definitely recommend it!

Jack Wills English Velvet Body Butter

Boots, present

I received this gift set from my best friend for Christmas and I am obsessed with the body butter! It smells gorgeous and makes my skin so soft and smooth. It isn’t greasy at all and rubs in really easily. If you are bored of your body butter or wanting to try another one then give this one a try!

MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter Light Boost

MAC, £19.00

I bought this product because I didn’t actually own a highlighter! I use it when contouring. I put it under my eyes, on my cupids bow, chin and along my nose and blend it in with a beauty blender sponge. I love this product. You twist the bottom and enough comes out with one twist so you don’t have to waste the product. It blends into my skin or into my foundation really well, never looks patchy and really highlights the features I want to. I know it is a bit pricey but will last me around 6 months I recon.

My oldie but goodie…

MAC All Fired Up Retro Matte Lipstick 

MAC, £15.50

For some reason I have been wearing this constantly. I have fallen back in love with this lipstick! This was my first ever MAC product and I still love it. The colour is so girly and lovely. It is matte based so I do need some form of primer for my lips before I apply it (vaseline is usually what I go for). I think it looks great with either natural make up or going out make up.

My Wish List…

Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lipliner Indian Pink 4

Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lipliner Indian Pink 4

Boots/Superdrug, £2.99

This was recommended to me by one of my best friends and I really want to buy it! Whenever I have been into Boots there hasn’t been the shade I want! I always think lipliner makes lipstick look so much neater! Will definitely have to hunt this down or buy online!

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Review

Hi all! As you may have realised I’ve been a bit absent from the blogging world for almost two months now! This is the longest I have gone without blogging since I started this blog actually! I have been super busy in my personal life (as well as having a nasty chest infection lasting 3 weeks 😦 *cries inside* ). Anyways, in those two months I have bought a wholllllle lotta make up and a copious amount of clothing so expect a lot of make up reviews, a few hauls and as always the OOTDs! I have missed blogging so much in these past two months but this break has given me so much inspiration for writing material. So let’s get onto the important stuff!

Review of Urban Decay All Nighter Make Up Setting Spray

£22.00 from Urban Decay

I have only ever bought one product from Urban Decay – Naked 2 – the eye shadow palette.  This palette has the best eye shadows I have ever owned in so I had pretty high expectations of this setting spray!

Usually for setting spray I just use normal hair spray which works okay(ish) but you know what it’s like when you go into a department store and see all lovely products then get talking to the sales assistant about your mutual love for make up and BAM you leave with about ten bag fulls of make up – well this was one of those moments!

I never intended to purchase the setting spray but I am sure glad I did! Although £22.00 is a bit steep for a setting spray there is 118ml of product in the bottle. So it will take me at least a year to get through this which works out about £1.83 per month – so that doesn’t seem so bad!

There is also a travel size mini one which will be great for those airport trips! There are three types of setting spray you can purchase : the oil control (for oily skin), the cooling and hydrating (for those with drier skin) and the all nighter (which is for any type skin).

I bought the all nighter setting spray.

Does my make up stay on well?

It is no joke when I tell you my make up stays on from morning until night! It is amazing! I read a review recently which went viral about a poor girl being dumped and crying and her make up being completely intact still. Literally this is the best product possible in my make up bag. I cannot praise this enough!

How do I apply it?

After your make up has been applied just spray your face with this product (you’ll probably need to do about three to four sprays). It doesn’t make your make run or look shiny at all. It dries pretty much instantly and you don’t need to do anymore!

How much do you need to apply?

Not much at all – about four sprays max. This product (especially the larger bottle) will last you a long long time!

Would I rebuy this product?

100% yes! It is kind to my skin and keeps my make up in place for a long length of time!

Any tips for using it?

If you apply your mascara last (like me) then wait about 3 mins before spraying so the black liquid doesn’t go onto your skin when you close your eyes.

 

Blogmas Day 9 – Share Your Posts Tag and Skin Illuminator!

Hi Guyssss, today is going to be a bit of a different post! One of the best things about blogging is meeting new bloggers, discovering exciting new posts and just generally being a part of the lovely blogging community!

So the rules…

Comment below with your favourite post you have written

or

Comment below recommending your favourite blogger/favourite post by them

or

Like or comment on this post and I will check out your blog 🙂

Share this post or create your own so that everyone discovers new bloggers and can read their amazing work!

xox

Day Nine of my beauty advent calendar revealed…

… 10ml of No7 Skin Illuminator Radiance Boosting Beauty Fluid

I am a huge fan of contouring and this product will look amazing over the cheek bone high lighter! It is so shimmery – I’m going to use it on my cheek bones to lift them and also on my collar bone. You only need a little bit though because it goes far!

 

 

Blogmas Day 6 – Eye shadow, TGIs and sibling OOTD!

 

Today…

… my family and I went to TGIs for my birthday meal – it was so yummy! I love their mozzarella sticks. My mom had never been before either! Then we came home and chilled before taking my sister to the train station because she had to go back to university.

Doors five and six of my beauty advent revealed…

4ml of No7 shine and tint glossy gel

  • lasting tint

This lip gloss is such a gorgeous shade. It stays on for so long too. I will probably use a lip liner with it so it doesn’t smudge. I love it!

1.5g of No7 Stay Perfect Eye Shadow from the forest fruits trio

No7 Stay Perfect Eye Shadow Trio Forest Fruits

  • blends effortlessly and lasts for hours

The shade I have is the bottom one. It is very autumnal and wintery. I think I will use it in the outer corners of my eyelids for the smokey eye look I use for nights out. I can’t wait to try it out!

Today’s OOTD…

As worn by my sister to my birthday TGIs meal…

Coat – Primark

Jumper – H & M

Jeans – Topshop

Boots – Topshop

 

Missed my other blogmas posts? Check them out on the links below! 😀 xox

Blogmas Day 1

Blogmas Day 2

Blogmas Day 3

Blogmas Day 4 

Blogmas Day 5

Blogmas Day 1 -Moisturising Madness

Sooo today I was really excited because for the first time ever I have a beauty advent calendar! I have seen other beauty bloggers and vloggers have beauty advent calendars and thought about how much I wanted one. My mom surprised my sister and I with them the other night!

The one we have is the Boots No 7 25 Days of Beauty Wonders! This was literally gold dust to get- so much so that you were only really allowed one per person!

Today door one revealed…

25ml of No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream

  • It protects against sun rays
  • Anti-aging
  • Hypo-allergenic

It smells beautiful and rubs in really easily without the greasy after affect. In today’s Blogmas I wanted to share a few of my favourite high street moisturisers and why I love them so much.

My all time favourite…

Simple Light Moisturiser 

£4.19 Boots

  • Perfect for dry skin, chapped skin (I used it as aftersun), primer and all over body moisturiser
  • Super cheap
  • The Simple products are really kind to skin (I tend to use their cleanser/toner/moisturiser/face wipes/face wash/shampoo

Coming in at a close second…

Zoella’s Creamy Madly Deeply

£5.00 Superdrug

I love all her products and what I think is amazing is that she has made them so reasonably priced. There are often mix and match on her products too in Superdrug.

  • Smells amazing!
  • You get lots for your money
  • Beautiful packaging
  • Leaves my skin feeling soft and pampered

In third place…

Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter

£10.00

Good old Soap and Glory. I will always value their products. This is more of a body butter then moisturiser so it is a bit thicker to apply but nonetheless still a worthy candidate in my top three.

  • They do mini teeny ones perfect size to put in your hand bag
  • Smells divine and unlike the Simple moisturiser the smell lasts too after rubbing it in
  • Makes my skin so smooth
  • You don’t need to apply much of it at a time because it is so thick so the big tub lasts a longgg timee

 

Let me know below any moisturisers you would recommend or if you have a beauty advent calendar too!

xox