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Brand Focus - Natural Collection*

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hello guys! I hope you are all well? I have just got back from Prague, I had such an amazing time so check back for a post! I also just got my Guinea Pigs, expect a post about them as well! Today I'm here with a post with four products from Natural Collection. I loved this brand when I was younger, they always had the best lipsticks and blushers and the price is amazing, everything is £1.99! The four products I was sent are a blush, bronzer, pressed powder and tinted moisturizer. On with the review!

First of all is this beautiful light pink blusher in the shade Pink Cloud. It's such a pretty pink, it's not to bright and it doesn't have a orange tone like some do. It has a lovely pigment but it's not the strongest in the world which I don't mind because sometimes I want a light look but you can really build this up into what ever look you are going for! It really has staying power, it lasts on my cheeks for about five hours which isn't bad considering it's only £1.99. 

Next is the bronzer in the shade Golden Glow. This is stunning, so beautiful! It's a high pigment brown with gold undertones with a shimmer! What more do you want? It's perfect for contouring or just adding some colour to your face! This lasts ages, it really stays put for hours. I have been non stop wearing this and when your in the sun it really shows off it's power!

I don't normally wear tinted moisturizer, I should in the summer and avoid foundation. This one is super light weight so it doesn't feel heavy on this skin. It's doesn't give you full coverage but enough to feel good! It's got a little glow to it but nothing that looks oily. I find it really hydrating and it leaves my skin so soft. I have been out with it on it's own and I have also used it under foundation which works amazing as it acts like a primer. 

Lastly is the pressed powder in the shade Warm. I don't know how I could live without powder, it's such a life saver! This one is super light with a lot of power. Just adding it over foundation makes any shine go instantly and gives your look a matte finish. I love the whole matte look and this really gives you it without having to buy a new foundation. It's also great after a few hours when you feel you need a touch up!

Overall I am so happy with these four products. The price is amazing, you can't argue with it but the fact that they all work so well. I will 100% be buying them all again but mainly the bronzer and the pressed powder!

Have you tried this brand before?
What are you loving at the moment?
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What I'm Packing For Prague - The Beauty Edit

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Hello Hello! I hope you are all well? I am honestly so excited writing this post as I'm going to Prague next week, eeek! This is my first time abroad so I'm super excited and terrified! It's just the flight I'm worried about as I don't like heights but I will be putting my mindfulness into action, or trying to. I'm going for three days and two nights, just because I want to go to as many places as possible in Europe see what I want to then onto the next, aka Amsterdam. I thought today I would show you what I'm taking with me (the beauty edit). Now I am someone who over packs, on our wedding and honey moon I took three huge bags with about 30 outfits and four makeup bags and guess what? I forgot mascara, all those bags and I forgot the holy grail! This time I have one bag, it's pretty small because I'm not putting it in the hold. I can take 1000ml of liquid and lipstick counts as liquid...  Oh heck. I have already packed because it stops me being tempted to add more, well I did add a few more tops but it's okay, I think? On with what I'm taking!!

First of all is Shampoo and Conditioner, I adore Aussie so it had to be the Miracle Moist range as it always leaves me hair super soft but not flat. I don't think any going away bag is complete without some Batiste Dry Shampoo! If I'm going to be walking about all day in the streets, eating out I am going to need a pick me up in the evening if I am strapped for time! Also having short hair = greasy hair faster! I love this brand, one of the best! Since going blond, then back dark I really need to protect my hair and being on holiday doesn't mean being lazy! The Tresemme Heat Defense is amazing at keeping my hair protected from my straighteners and it also helps with styling! 

Because of the 1000ml limit I'm going to take makeup wipes and the Nivia Daily Essentials Wipes are some of the best. They a soft on the skin but giving it the full clean it's going to need after a day of makeup and walking about! These are my favorite wipes on the market so I'm super pleased they do them in travel size also. Being on the plan my skin is going to need extra hydration so my little tester of the Clinique Moisture Surge spray is a must have. It's perfect to just spray all over the face and leave every so often. This has never let me down, it always leaves my skin soft and hydrated. For extra protection and keeping my skin from going dry I will also be taking Garnier Moisture Bomb. This has to be the best moisturizer I have ever used. It drys instantly, my skin looks better after a few days, it's SPF 10 and helps with fine lines. I will just keep re applying this. 

I'm going to be walking around a lot on the tree days + flying so I'm going to want to smell nice! Sure Women Cotton Dry* is amazing for traveling, it's compact with a lot of punch! This always leaves me feeling super fresh all day with no wetness or bad smells so it's perfect for traveling. I also have a small tester of Poison by Dior for evenings out, testers are perfect for traveling! I adore this sent, it has to be the best one I have smelt in a long time so once I'm back I'm buying it! Something else to keep myself feeling fresh is body spray. I can't live without it! It makes you feel clean, cooler and is so handy and cheap! The new Impulse Charlie XOX spray called Why Not* is stunning! It's soft and fresh and such sophisticated sent, I will be topping up with this all day! I never go out without hand gel, touching so many things overs have touched, ew! I just got this one in savers for £1. It does the job so nothing fancy here! I will be using this 24/7, it's such a lifesaver!

Now onto my makeup! I am packing light with it, which has been really hard trying to work out what I can live without and what I can't! Foundation is a must, I can't not take that with me and my true love is the L'Oreal Paris Infallible Foundation. This gives me full coverage without it going cakey or melting off! It doesn't feel heavy on the skin so it's perfect for long days out! I will also be taking my trusty Primark Beauty Blender, it's honestly the best one I have ever used and for £1.50! If I break out I am going to need my concealer and the Rimmel Match Perfection is the best for my skin. It covers spots instantly and it can also be used to highlight so I am saving room packing this gem! Since going back black with my hair I have once again fallen for my red lip, the Clinique Pop lipstick is just perfect on so many levels! It feels amazing on the lips and doesn't dry them out and it lasts all day, so no touching up needed! It's also very small so it saves room in my bag and on my liquid allowance!

The weather is getting hotter and hotter so I need powder! The Vichy Dermablend setting powder is by far the best one on the market! It keeps everything in place, stops you melting your makeup off (not a good look) and creates a matte finish, something I always go for! A little goes a long way and this pot has lasted me months! I have to contour, like duh! The Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Kit is a real love of mine and I love the fact that it's got all the highlighters with it. It's perfect at creating a look with the range of shades and one of the powders is a match to my brows and works amazing at filling them in! For my eyes I have gone for the Younique Moodstruck Addiction Palette as I adore all the shades and it will take me from day to night. They all stay put and blend effortlessly. I really love the shimmer shades for the night!

The random beauty bits are my trusty 5 year old hair straighteners which I adore! Hair bands as I'm growing my hair out and it keeps going kinky, yeah not a great look! A load of makeup brushes and all my medication. 

I am honestly so excited! Keep checking back for all my photos, there is going to be a lot! I have five memory cards to fill! 

Are you going away soon?
What do you pack beauty wise?
Let me know down below!

This post contains bits I have been sent. As always all opinions are my own*

Things Bloggers Will Understand (The Crazy Side Of Blogging)

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Blogging is amazing. I love every second of it! I have never felt like I had "my thing" until I started my blog. I do it because I find it fun and I love sharing things with you all. I have learnt so much along the two years, some amazing and some really funny habits, Today I thought I would share with you some funny things that we all do and think. I have spoke to a few bloggers and cried at the twitter chats because we are all the same! So if any of these ring a bell, you are not alone!

1. Trying to find the light in the restaurant:
You have just ordered the best thing in the world and you know it's going to make a killer photo for Instagram. Oh look there is no light in here. No matter how hard you try the photo is orange, blurry and everyone is staring at you as you have a breakdown. Oh and who you're out with is getting annoyed because they can't eat. That was a pointless meal eh?!

2. The Obsession with white:
White looks amazing, clean, crisp and it makes your home look fancy. I spend most of my time begging to paint the flat white, it's magnolia. Once you get your collection of white it's left with foundation marks all over it, the dust shows and it hasn't really done anything lifesaving for you. Blast you Instagram!

3. I have no blue tac:
Your in a good mood to take photos for the blog. But what is this? A round tub! You have no blue tac left and it's just rolling off your marble background. Now what? Tape? Glue? Leave it out? The "I bet SHE doesn't have this problem" starts dancing in your head. Yeah the good mood has gone now and the room is dark. 

4. The Face Of The Day:
You have had the best makeup day ever and you didn't get a photo, no worries just do it again and do a face of the day, easy. Not. You do everything the same yet today you don't look great. Your eyeliner has got bigger and bigger, panda of the day anyone? Your foundation has gone cakey and you have lost the lipstick. The photo doesn't show it off great as well.

5. The Outfit Of The Day:
It's a perfect day, the sun is out and it's warm You go to the wardrobe only to find what you wanted to wear is in the wash. Panic sets in, this is England after all! You try and create a look only to be full of self doubt. You go for it and you stand there in poses thinking everyone is staring at you. Once you get home to the 100394 photos only 4 make the cut. Yay!

6. The quick look on Instagram:
Just a little stalk before lunch, wont hurt anyone, right? Well you hit that account that instantly makes you feel worthless, like your home is a dump & you do your makeup still like a 13 year old (from the 90s) Well that is it! You are off to buy white things, a copper pot because nothing and your going to clean eat. Bye life, hello new me.

7.  The Marble background:
Everyone is doing the marble background, it looks amazing! Well you have to get involved and decide to cover "the blogging desk" in it. After three hours of trying to stick it down and get rid of the bumps and then trying to stick it down again you are good to go! Only to find that it really reflects the light and you end up with one bright spot. You also did a really bad job at it and your desk now looks awful.

8. The Selfie In Public:
You are looking good, feeling good and you wanna show the world! Now to get the photo, in a busy place. Then you start thinking: Oh are people looking at me? Why did you just have to walk behind me? Why is the front camera not as good as the back? One rule we all live by is take a lot to choose from and try different poses. Like hell you can do that with loads of people staring at you! No Selfie today.

I know there is so may more strange things that we think and do so I thought I would get you guys to leave them below! At the end of the day we are all human and not perfect so why not! Blogging has some funny moments with us all!

Can you relate to any of these?
Let me know the crazy things you do and think with blogging below!

Wilkinson Sword Hydro Silk Razor Review*

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hair removal is one of those things that want to do but really can't be bothered. It's so annoying, boring and it can take ages. Not to mention when you miss a spot and that selection of hair looks at you for the rest of the day like "haaa". But being freshly shaven is probably one of the best feelings in the world, nothing beats soft legs on bed sheets, nothing! With summer pretty much here I'm out in skirts, dresses and shorts so shaving is a must. Picking a razor can be hard, there are so many on the market each to their own so today I'm here to help you with a review of the Wilkinson Sword Hydro Silk. You can pick it up in Boots for £8.40. This razor has a lot to it's name promising hydration for up to two hours after shaving. It has water activated moisturizing serum to help with shaving and to reduce dryness. Skin guards to protect from irritation and five blades for a close shave. The razors handle fits perfectly in the hand and it's covered in rubber so no sliding about! I always find a razor that you can hold properly with a firm grip helps with the shave and stops you cutting yourself. When you first use this product you have to run the head under the tap or shower to activate the moisturizing serum then your good to go! I shave with coconut oil or body wash depending what I have closest. Wilkinson's recommend that you use something with this razor. On use this razor glides over the skin effortlessly catching every hair in sight, even those little ones! It feels lovely as well, no dragging feeling or irritation. Does my skin feel soft? Yes yes yes!! I don't think that I have ever felt like I don't need to rub moisturizer in my legs straight after, they feel soft with no dryness or bumps, I hate those bumps! I didn't cut myself once with this, normally with a new razor I'm covered in little cuts but not with this one so the guards really work! Overall I am really pleased and impressed with this razor, after a few days of use it still feels just as amazing as the first time. This will 100% be in my travel bag and beside my bath this summer!

What razor do you use?
Have you tried this one before?
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County Walks - Outfit Of The Day

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Walking around the most prettiest town will be one day I will never forget. As many of you know I have strange hobbies, I like abandoned buildings mainly hospitals, asylums and homes. I also have a huge love for the Victorian era. I have been fascinated by it since a little girl learning about them in school and the obsession has continued. On Wednesday I thought time for an outfit of the day, it's been ages and the weather is really getting better. I found a cute village only an hour away and off we went. It will full of tea rooms, cute handmade shops and a stunning antique shop. The word Antique to me is excitement and "we are going in, end of" so off we went. It was in a converted barn, dark and full head to toe of loads of amazing things. After wondering around for a while and with a handful of Victorian cards I went over to the jewelry, so many pretty rings and little watches were lined up. Between them Victorian coins with Queen Victoria on them, I was in my element! At the last stand I found something I have been hunting for. It was sat in a little brown box all on it's own right at the back. A Victorian Mourning Brooch! I knew them it was going to be mine and I paid straight away. It's stunning, pretty and thoughtful. It has a locket of hair in side in a plait and the thing it's self is tiny, maybe for a child to wear. After years of hunting and searching every shop possible I am so pleased to own my very own piece. I know a few people who also have these and I have always longed for my own. 

I'm so loving the whole ripped jeans look! It's really comfy and creates a more edgy look. The denim jacket is the same one in my last outfit of the day. I loved it being dark blue but I have always wanted a washed out jacket so I bleached it in the bath and it turned out like this! I'm thinking about getting another, bleaching it and tie dying it all shades of purple! 

What have you been up to?
What clothes are you loving at the moment?
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