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My Autumn/Winter Wish List

Thursday, October 20, 2016

It's getting colder and colder now! I am loving it! Nothing beats wrapping up in a thick scarf, big coat and boots and braving the outdoors! I love everything about this time of the year and the main thing is everything in the shops! I have been eyeing up quite a few things and I thought today would be perfect to do a wish list!

1. The first thing is this stunning coat from Aquascutum. Priced at £225. I really love this fitted style jacket, it goes with everything and the detailing is stunning. I love the collar with the pop of checkered! Sometimes in the winter I don't want something too heavy, such as if I'm going to be in the car for ages. I think this would be an amazing investment and would take me right up to spring! There is something about getting a new jacket in Autumn, I always get really excited and this piece is doing that for me! They have so many amazing coats this year, you can see them here.

2. Next is this stunning dress, again from Aquascutum. This costs £195. I do love a dress this time of the year, you can't beat it with some comfy leggings or pretty tights and boots! I really like the style of this dress, it's fitted at the top and then falls down into an a-line skirt. It's in navy which makes a change from black for me! 

3. You can't get into winter without a lovely candle. The new Zoella Lifestyle Range looks amazing but the candles are the bits that are getting me excited! Lazy Days £10 sounds so lovely with a blend of fresh linen and cotton! I do love the smell of fresh washing on a crisp morning so I need it!

4. Boots are my best friend this time of the year. I have quite a few pairs at the moment, but you always need more, right? These Red Suedette Chelsea boots from New Look are right up my street. They are so chunky and with black jeans tucked in you have a winner! They cost £27.99 so they are a steal!

5. I am loving the embroidered style, I think it can really change a look and I spotted the best pair of jeans the other day in Primark! These black jeans with a flower detail both sides cost only £17.00. They feel so comfy and the quality is amazing! I wish they had my size! I will be back pretty jeans!

6. Kat Von D is now in the UK! I am so excited! I have been waiting ages as I can't buy makeup without trying it, since I have made so many mistakes in the past! I have got my eye on the Innerstellar Palette costing £36. I love the dark shades with the shimmer and I know all the looks I would create! I do love a smokey eye!

7. This list would not be complete without a highlighter and this one is the new Sleek Cleopatra Kiss costing £9.99. I have their other one which I am obsessed by so I know I will love this one! I love the gold tones so with two baked powders and two creams you can create the look you are going for! I know the pigment of this is going to be amazing, like their other palettes!

That's my Autumn/Winter wish list! 
What are you lusting over at the moment?
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this post is a collaborative but as always all opinions are my own

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser Review

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hello, Hello! I hope you are all well on this chilly day! Today I'm here with a skincare product. Being a slight skincare obsessive this makes me excited! I love anything that can remove makeup, fight spots, clean my pores and make my skin feel it's best. Today I'm doing a review of the Neturogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser which is £5.33 in Boots at the moment, normally £7.99. This cleanser claims to remove dirt, oil and makeup while hydrating the skin. It contains Hyaluronic Acid to cleanse everything while locking in moisture and hydration. Sounds promising! 

The first time I used this I had a full face of makeup on including mascara. I applied two pumps worth to my wet face and I started working it in. The first thing you will notice is the smell! It honestly smells amazing, it's so clean and fresh! As I was using it I could see all my makeup coming away including the mascara. Once it was all rinsed off there was no makeup in sight, not even the dreaded mascara eyes! My skin was left so soft, I mean soft! It felt so clean and like days had been washed away. My blackheads were less visible and pores, what pores? They were so small! It honestly felt like I had been to a spa and had a full facial but in reality it took less than five minutes! The hydration was also there, my skin felt firmer but not that dry tightness! Also any oil was gone! I was going to use my magnitone with it but there is honestly no need! I have been using it now for over a week and my skin is looking better than ever. Not only do I know all my makeup is off but I know all the dirt and oil is gone as well. In my opinion this is so much more than just a cleanser, it's completely changed my skin for the better! Not only does my makeup sit better but I can have those days where I feel more comfortable without! Overall I am so impressed with this product. I'm more excited than ever to remove my makeup at the end of the day! 

Have you tried this before?
What is your go to cleanser?
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Saving My Hair With OGX Coconut Milk

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

I do a lot to my hair. I always have and I always will! I started dying it when I was young, chopping it off short. I then started backcombing and bleaching. If I'm honest I have over the years really damaged it! I have given it a fair share of treatments and some have worked and some have made it worse! I have finally found a trio that does my hair some good and I thought today I would share them with you!

OGX is a brand that has a lot going on! They have so many different shampoos all for different things, but not to fix it, to make you love it more! They have something for everyone and for me it's the nourishing coconut milk shampoo, conditioner and serum! It claims to help add more strength, hydration and balance and the serum will stop breakage. I picked these up in Boots for under £5 each (on offer). These contain Coconut oil, Coconut milk and Egg White Proteins. I have never tried anything like this before so I was so excited to get home and wash my hair! 

Shampoo first and on use my hair felt so soft and clean, it was like I was washing the day away and all the product! I followed with the conditioner and oh my gosh, it felt amazing! I really worked it into my dry ends and it ate it all up! When I rinsed it out it honestly felt amazing, it didn't have that harsh dry feeling it just felt normal like it should! The serum has to be used on towel dried hair and you need the smallest amount, I mean small! I rubbed it into my ends and slowly worked up avoiding my roots, after all this work you don't want oily roots! I used my tangle teezer still expecting a matted mess but it was far from that! It was smooth, easy to brush and hardly any knots! Drying it was lovely, it smelt of pure coconut and bit by bit it looked better! My split ends looked less harsh and the fall out was less! I am honestly so impressed, my hair it getting back to how it was, HEALTHY! I use this every other day but I could go longer as it does keep your hair cleaner for longer! I can't wait to try out more from the brand! I think my mum has tried almost all of them!

Have you tried this brand before?
What do you use to save your hair?
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Autumn | Why I'm Excited

Friday, September 23, 2016

It's Autumn, that is music to my ears! This part of the year is my year. I had my birthday in September, sitting on the beach with a beer and now we are coming up to October! Halloween is just around the corner and I'm starting to stock up on treats, decorations and horror films. I'm more than excited! I love the fact it's getting colder now, my coats are washed and ready hanging on the back of the door. I have boots, hat, scarf and lots of winter smelling candles! Today I thought I would share with you a little list of why I'm excited!

1. Candles: I love a good candle. If I'm honest they do such good things for your mood! I do burn a few in the summer but it really isn't the same! I love it once it's dark, early and you light a few. Last night I had 7 burning and the room smelt amazing! I'm loving Cedarwood and Myrrh from Primark. It's such a lovely scent and it really puts you in the mood!

2. Wardrobe: Boots are my life. I have always had a good pair of black ones since I was younger. They are comfy, go with everything and are perfect for stomping in the forest! I love oversized jumpers, the big fluffy scarfs. Wrapping up and layering is so fun! I can't wait to create comfy looks that will look great and keep me warm!

3. Comfort Food: This time of the year I really start cooking! I don't think there is anything better than slow cooking beef with onions, carrots and gravy for hours ready to eat in the evening with mash potato! Food becomes something that keeps you warm and makes you feel content when it's cold!

4. Halloween: I'm a child when it comes to Halloween. I dress up, I carve a pumpkin. I do apple bobbing! You name it, I do it! I'm so into the supernatural that having a whole day about it makes me so excited! I can't wait to watch horror movies and play Until Dawn on the PS4 (If you like a scare you need to get that game). I'm looking forwards to all the tasty treats and creepy decorations!

5. Blankets: I'm a huge blanket lover. I can't watch a movie unless I have one. I have quite a collection now and the fact it's getting colder makes them even more needed. Snuggling under one watching a Christmas movie in the afternoon, reading a good book or even a cheeky nap! 

6. Hot Treats: Pudding tastes better in a bowl end of. Hot apple pie and custard is such a winner. Warm chocolate brownies with a little cream. Ah, it's just perfect! I don't think you can beat having a warm sweet treat?! Having a warm pudding with a candle burning while under a blanket is what it's all about!

7. Fireworks Night: Fireworks have been a massive part of my life since I was little. We always had parties at my nans and pops! A massive bonfire, fish and chips and a night of looking at the sky! I always go to a display now. Hot chocolate, gloves and chips are all part of it! I love that night!

8. TV: All the best things will be out on DVD or on TV soon. Plus there is a magic thing called box sets! I can't wait to re-watch Homeland and bust out the Christmas movies! The Santa clause, The Grinch, Home Alone and Scrooged are must in my house!

9. Christmas: I love Christmas, I have been planning it for months! I have a massive tree with family decorations that have been passed down! I love advent, blogmas and getting people lovely gifts! On the day I cook the Christmas dinner for me and Tim. I love being in the kitchen creating a lovely meal having a bottle glass of wine! I go big, I make enough for 5 people! I can't wait to plan my TV for the month and the Eastenders Christmas special! 

10. New Year: My New years Eve is already planned. Me and Tim are off to a friends house again. Last year it was a blast so we had to plan it again! I love the idea of new year new me. I don't make crazy goals, small ones that I stick to. I said this would be the year I changed some of my thinking habits and I had CBT and I have! I also went to Prague, something I thought I could never do due to Anxiety! 

This is what I'm excited about!
What are you? Let me know down below!

A Quick Makeup Look For A Sunday

Sunday, September 18, 2016

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Hello Hello! Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a nice day? Today I thought I would share with you a quick look for Sunday that has been my go to for the past week! I love minimal look most days, I do believe less is more! Don't get me wrong, I do love a dark smokey eye and a stunning eyeshadow look but not every day. This has been my go-to look for most days, I love the effect of everything together, it takes hardly any time and it does go with everything!
First of all, I start off with my Garnier Moisture Bomb. Honestly, it's the best face cream I have used in years. It quenches my thirsty skin leaving it with no dry areas and a super soft base. It does act like a primer on its own! I do like the added extra protection so I like to use the Benefit Porefessional Primer, nothing beats this on my face. It gives me an even base, makes it so much easier to apply foundation and keeps everything there! Foundation is next and I'm still in love more than ever with my Vichy Demablend 3D Correction. You can read my full review HERE. I adore the coverage, it's a thick foundation that feels like nothing on the skin. It hides all imperfection and stays put! I always conceal under my eyes and the one I always go back to is the Rimmel London Match Perfection. It gets rid of dark circles instantly and also gives some illumination, I'm all about illumination! It stays on all day and it costs next to nothing! Onto my eyes now! I leave my brows bare most days, only because they have finally grown out and they don't really need anything, WINNING! For my eyeshadow, I went for the Collection Eyes Uncovered in Nude Grey. I have had this for ages and I have just fallen back in love with it! I love the pigment and the shades so much. I used the light cream and light brown, just slightly on my lids as I wasn't looking for anything heavy. Eyelashes now and I have been using up my Saturated Colour Volumetric Lust Mascara, full review HERE. I love the look this gives my lashes, apply a little and have a more subtle look or lash it on for the fake eyelash look! I went on lightly and it will stay put all day, this is a tough one to budge! Next is my highlight and the whole blogging world is loving this one, it's the Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette! You can read my full review HERE. Okay, this is a life changer for me. I am in love with it so much! I love my highlight and I use this all over my face as each shade has a place! It really gives a fresh look that will last all day. Lastly my lips, one thing I have been loving is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade, Abu Dhabi. I have so many of these now but this one has really stolen my heart. I love the pigment, the colour and the lasting power! 

That is my face of the day! I hope you liked it! I finally got myself a light, living in a flat with massive windows sometimes is a curse for light as you get some dark shadows! I'm still playing around and I'm hoping to get even better photos! 

What makeup looks have you been loving?
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