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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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Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette Review

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Hello hello! I hope you are all well? I have just had my birthday and my 1 year wedding aneversary! I can't believe it's been a year! We went to Brighton for a few nights for drinks, food and the sea! I had a lovely time considering I have been so ill. I haven't been doing much with my blog for a while now, I have just been so ill. Tim has as well so we have been taking care of each other! I think I need to go and have an eye test ASAP as I can't look at my computer without my head killing me, oh man! It's good to be back blogging again, having a few weeks off has done me some good if I'm honest and that is a whole other post!

Anyway, today I'm here to show you this stunning, cheap and amazing palette from Sleek. It's only £9.99 from Boots! It's a highlighting palette, something that I love more than anything! There is something about highlighting, it really does make you look great, lol! There are two types, I went for Solstice as the purple tone was calling me! In this palette you get four shades, all for different places on your face! From the top left we have Ecliptic which is for your brow bones and is a cream consistency. Then we have Hemisphere for your cheekbones. Subsolar is for your nose and lastly Equinox is for your cupids bow. The last three are all powders.
I love the fact there is one for each area of your face and they are all different! On use the pigment is amazing! It's so bright and shinny! I haven't had any highlighter as good as these! They are so easy to use and once on the face they blend out so well, no harsh rubbing or powder flying all over the place! Just one coat is more than enough as the pigment is so high! The staying power is amazing, I wore this while in Brighton and after a few hours shopping then sitting on the beach it was still there, yes it had faded slightly but still just as good! Overall I am so pleased with this and for only £9.99 for not just a beautiful palette but a really amazing one! This can also be used on your body as well, I haven't tried yet but I will let you know how I get on!

Have you tried this before? What do you think?
What are you using to highlight at the moment?
Let me know down below!

What I'm Loving At The Moment

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hello, hello! I hope you are all well? Today I'm here with a "what I'm loving at the moment" post. It's been a while! I have been trying some amazing new things at the moment and also finding some new loves! I'm someone who does tend to stick to things I really love but sometimes I do try something new and it becomes my holy grail, I must have had about 10000 holy grails over the years! To be honest I still think my most loved thing Ruby Tuesday red lipstick by Max Factor! On with what I'm loving!

Okay this post is mainly beauty but I'm a nerd, a Harry Potter nerd! I am so in love with this book! No I haven't finished it yet and the reason why is I don't want it to end. God knows when the next one will be so I need to keep holding on! How sad! (God If I have kids I will never let them go haha) Don't spoil it or I will hunt you down and melt all your makeup!

Next is the NYX Liquid Lipsticks In the shade Abu Dhabi I have done a review of these here and this shade had to be in this list! It's honestly so perfect and the lasting powder is amazing. I think I have had this on everyday for weeks! I'm so excited to pick up some more shades for my Birthday in two weeks! 

Another Lipstick now and this one is the Clinique Pop in the shade Bubble Gum Pop. This is a very light shade with not much pigment but it's honestly so lovely! When I'm not wearing my NYX I love to pop this on. It's light but yet it adds something to a minimal look. It's so moisturizing and perfect! If your looking for just a slight pop of colour this is for you!

If I'm going all out with foundation I need a primer and the one I have turned to since it hit the shops is the POREfessional by benefit. It's honestly the best one I have ever used! It always holds my makeup in place and stops it going all cakey in the heat! I would honestly be lost without this in my collection! I have used this all summer and it has saved my butt, a lot!

I love a glow in the summer and this product has been my go to before anything! It's the Simple Illuminating Cream. I am loving the glow this gives me under my foundation! It really gives you a sun kissed look. It's also super moisturizing and even has SPF 15! 

Lastly are two brow products from Benefit and they are: Goof Proof Brow  and Gimme Brow. I got these both as testers and boy am I chuffed! They are amazing! The pencil glides on with such ease and it gives such a detailed brow with no effort. I love Gimme brow as I'm growing my tail out after over plucking (UGH) and this really helps fill in the gaps. I will 100% be getting these again!

Well that is what I'm loving at the moment!
What about you? What is on your love list?
Let me know down below!

Gemporia Bracelet Review

Friday, August 19, 2016

Hello Hello! How are you all? I have been unwell now for weeks! I thought summer was good for you?! I have had a cold, can't make it up! So I have been a little MIA which has annoyed me so much but the thought of picking up my camera made me want to hide. BUT! I got sent this beautiful bracelet which was the perfect pick me up and today I'm here with a review! The brand this is from is Gemporia, you may have already heard of them! They offer beautiful gemstone jewelry at affordable prices. They don't want to mass produce so their pieces are made in limited runs and they use 100% genuine gemstones and precious metal, I love that!
The piece I got send was a 1/4ct Diamond Sterling Silver Bracelet which costs £39.99 It's so delicate and very feminine! The quality is amazing, it's so well made! It doesn't feel cheap or flimsy, if I'm honest it's the best quality piece I own! I love the design, with a long area full of pretty diamonds, you can never have to many?! I really love how simple this is, it really adds something to any look! I have been loving wearing this everyday! It just goes with everything, even when I'm a bit more grunged out! I tend to wear this on it's own, I find it's enough. I have had so many amazing comments regarding this! Overall I'm super impressed! Everything about this piece is perfect and I can't wait to order some bits from them myself! They have everything a girl could wish for including some stunning rings! Their prices range so you are sure to find something there for yourself or as an extra special gift!

Have you tried this brand before?
What do you think of this bracelet?
Let me know down below!