Blogmas Day 11 – Body Polish and Christmas throwbacks!

Today I thought I would share with you a few of my Christmas throwbacks! I absolutely love Christmas time!

Ahh memories..

My sister, grandma and I with all of her cards! This must be 1997! 

This was my first Christmas! Here I was only 20 days old! 

 
I was so proud of this sledge! Check out my bed head ha ha!

 
My dad and I trying out my sledge!

 

My Auntie Lisa, mom and I. My auntie always puts on great spreads at Christmas!

 
My dad helping me to open presents!

 

My cousin Lucy, my sister and I in 2013. This was at my Auntie Lisa’s again!

 
This year Christmas is at my Auntie Lisa’s again where there will be 14 of us! My duty is to make one of my chocolate fudge cakes!

Today in my beauty advent I received…


… 50 ml of No7 Beautiful Skin Perfecting Body Polish

It is exfoliator for brighter, healthier looking skin! I shall try this out and post a review soon!

xox

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Blogmas Day 10 – Eyeliner, New Hair and 20 Beauty Questions Tag!

Welcome to Blogmas day ten eeeek! Christmas is a creepin’ up on us and I have bought a grand total of two presents! Ut oh! The Christmas tree was purchased today though (my family went for a fake one), so hopefully a Christmas tree post will be posted very shortly! Today also I had my hair done (just a trim) and went to visit my Grandparents because they have just come back from a holiday to Portugal!

Day 10 of my beauty advent revealed…

… No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil 

There isn’t a specific shade on the actual eye pencil but I would say it is gold. On the Boots website it says that this eye liner would be £7.50 if bought on its own! I’m not sure I would pay that for the gold shade, possibly the black one because I would use it more. I am going to use it in the corners of my eyes so that it gives a bright highlight effect. In terms of application, it goes on well and easily. I love the colour – very Christmassy. I love it!

The 20 Beauty Questions Tag

I have decided to do ‘The 20 Beauty Questions Tag’.  I found this on http://www.letstalkcosmetics.wordpress.com and I loveeee her blog so make sure to check it out! Also if any of you guys wish to do this tag feel free!

1- Do you remember your first make up item?

It was probably a lip balm or something from a magazine! I do remember getting lip glosses with magazines like ‘Shout’ which I don’t know if it still exists anymore! I used to ask my mom’ if I could borrow her powder and lip stick when I was younger though!

2- Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?

My version of a ‘perfect’ mascara is:

  • Black
  • Doesn’t flake off/leave bits under my eyes
  • Can wash off easily (doesn’t take a load of product to scrub it off)
  • Doesn’t make my eye lashes look clumped together
  • Makes my eye lashes look longer and fuller

The best mascara I have found so far is the one I always raveeee about : MAC Haute Naughty Lash

 

3- What kind of coverage do you prefer from a foundation?

I like my foundation to look natural but at the same time to cover any blemishes or spots I have. So probably medium coverage.

4- Favourite high end brand?

Definitely MAC. I have bought far too many amazing products from there. They are pricey at times but I would rather pay more for something that looks great and lasts a while than a cheap product that reacts badly with my skin or runs out/dries up quickly.

5- Favourite drug store brand?

Simple. I use their moisturiser, cleanser, toner, face wash, face wipes and even their shampoo! I love their products as they are so kind to skin and often in Boots they have a 3 for 2 offer on them!

6- Is there any kind of make up you can’t leave the house without?

To be honest I wear no make up more than I wear make up. Buuut if I had to choose it would probably be something boring like vaseline!

7- What is your most cherished beauty product?

My most cherished beauty product would have to be my Lady Million perfume by Paco Rabanne. I think that it is so special and I only really use it on special occasions. It smells amazing!

8- How often do you shop for make up?

I don’t specifically go on make up shopping trips. I suppose if I spot something whilst I’m out or I’m running out of something I’ll buy it for myself as and when.

9- Do you have a beauty budget or do you spend freely?

To be honest I don’t really buy my make up based on price. If I see an amazing product that I love, has great reviews, looks good and I know I will use it a lot then I’ll buy it. My make up bag varies from high street to high end. When I visited Prague I found a Sephora and I didn’t really know how the pricing would be compared in pounds so I kinda just went along with it and bought things I loved!

10- What type of product do you buy the most?

Hmm probably mascara because I tend to renew mine every 4-6 months. Or moisturisers because I go through them quite quickly!

11- Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?

I have never really thought about it really.

12- Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?

Ooh it would have to be a tie between Sephora and MAC!

13- Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?

I tend to try different skin products because I find my skin gets used to different face washes. I do love trying new products!

14- Favorite bath and body brand?  

At the moment I am absolutely loving  Zoella’s Soap Opera bubble bath and her Creamy Madly Dreamy moisturiser. Her products smell gorgeous and are so reasonably priced!

15- Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains? 

I don’t know why but I am always a bit dubious about these products.I had a lip stain product which you could use on your cheeks too but I only used it on my lips. I am yet to be convinced!

16- Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Liquid eyeliner – yes! I think the more practice I have had, the easier it has been to apply careful products like fake lashes or eye liner.

17- Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?

I would love to! Just for a hobbie though. I remember in high school our head teacher brought in some make up artists to teach us all the correct way to apply make up! It was good because when I was younger Youtube tutorials definitely weren’t that popular so you just had to look in a magazine or ask someone. So now I think it is so cool that if you wanted to try a certain style, an make up guru could give you a step by step free video tutorial which you could play as many times as you wish.

18- What do you love about makeup?

Hmm well I love art and I guess I see applying make up as a kind of art. It is extremely technical (using different products to create different looks on different skin tones, face shapes etc). I love that it sort of creates a certain type of ‘art’. I love applying it, collecting it and trying out new looks.

19- Dramatic or Natural Makeup look?

Natural any day! I love subtle, natural make up looks, which incude a ot of nude shades.

20- Worst makeup-related habit?

My worst make up related habit is the equivalent of double dipping with my brushes! So putting my brush in one shade of eye shadow then applying it then putting it into another instead of cleaning it in between. Also doing the same for my powder and high lighter for my contour and my bronzer and brown contour shade.

Thanks for reading guys and feel free to do this tag!

xox

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 8 – Hand Cream and Football!

Today…

I went to watch your team I support – Manchester City play against Mönchengladbach with my dad. We have been going to football games ever since I was younger. I always really enjoy going and it’s a great way to spend quality time with my dad. I went to watch city when I was about 11 and have supported them ever since! It was such a fantastic game as we scored three times in about five minutes! The atmosphere was great and the score ended 4-2 to city!



Door eight of my beauty advent revealed…

… 10ml of No7 protect and perfect day intense hand cream

 

Through going to the gym I use hand cream so much more now so my hands stay super soft! I love Soap and Glory’s Hand Food also so I will have to see whether this is a worthy rival!

Blogmas Day 7 – Life with acrylics and mini haul!

Day 7 of my No7 advent calendar revealed…

 

… 4ml of No7 Gel Finish Nail Colour – Red

Whilst we’re on the topic of nail varnishes… I got acrylic nails put on for the first time EVER in all my 22 years on Saturday.


I’ve never felt the need to have them because I either paint my nails or leave them filed and plain. My sister has had acrylics a few times and they’ve looked so good so we thought on my birthday we should get them done. Let me tell you it hasn’t all been a smooth sailing relationship with me and these nails! The great thing about them is that I love that I can literally do nothing to my nails for roughly three weeks and they’ll stay looking fab.

Buuuut (and here comes the but) it is so hard doing little daily tasks with them! For instance before I didn’t think twice about cranking open my advent calendar doors daily – now I can’t get my chocolate out! (I had to ask my mom to help me this morning 🙄). Also everytime I want to type at work on my keyboard or text it automatically is accompanied with a clicking noise now! I think these talons will take some getting used to!

My Mini Haul!

So on my birthday I went on a lil shopping spree! I only bought a few things as it was a spontaneous trip!

The first thing I bought was a jumper from topshop. I love cosy jumpers and couldn’t resist buying this one! It’s so soft. I love plain, classic pieces and this will go with jeans, skirts and be used in all seasons!


£26.00 

Topshop

The second thing I bought was from New Look. I bought some slouchy jeans about a month ago from River Island, but I bought them just a tad too big! So I’ve been on a serious hunt for a belt ever since! I literally couldn’t find one suitable anywhere! But I was pleasantly surprised to find New Look had a great selection!


£3.99

New Look

The final item I bought on my birthday was a gorgeous pair of dark brown boots also from New Look. I rarely buy brown boots because I always go straight for black ones so I thought I’d try a different style for once instead of adding to my black boot collection!


£19.99

New Look

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 5 – I’m feeling 22!

Today is my 22nd birthday so this shall only be a quick post 🙂

I went for breakfast with one of my best friends at Noco Kiosk and we had the best hot chocolates!



We went shopping and I bought some new boots, a new jumper and a belt. Then I met up with my family for more celebrations! My sister and I went to get our nails fine and tomorrow if the weather is fine we’re going to the Machester Christmas markets!

Xox