Forever Repurchase.

28 Apr 2014

Everyone has those products that they have to repurchase as soon as they finish it or end up running back to when it all goes wrong with a new product and these are mine!


Batiste Dry Shampoo: If I'm honest I've ever tried any other dry shampoo but I'm too scared to. This is an essential to me and I just automatically pick another can up when I'm running low, not really thinking about it but looking back it, I've gone through so many of the full sized and mini batiste's that I can't even remember.

Simple Hydrating Moisturiser: It wasn't till coming to write this post that I realised how much I love and use this product even though I sometimes have days where I despise this product but I really do love this moisturiser and is the perfect for under foundation as it hydrates my dry patches so are not ensenuated by the foundation or other products that I go on to apply. I know it's going to be a while before I find a moisturiser for under my foundation as fabulous as this one!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer: This is my third one of these and they last me forever as I'm not an everyday make up wearer and I'm, again, too scared to try out any others so I can't really compare this to any others. I will keep buying this until it's discontinued because it works for everything!I know that they've actually re packaged this now and I;m not too sure if the formulas changed so this could be a bad thing but I'll soon find out when I repurchase

Avon Super Extend Mascara: This product can be quite hard to get your hands on being Avon but if you can get your paws all over it please do! It's great at lengthening but I tend to use it more as a bottom lash mascara so I don't get mascara all over the place from using a bulky wand for the mascara I used on my top lashes. It's able to get into all the little hairs and I think it's great that it's plastic because none of my similar shaped wands of mascaras that are bristles ,such as my Collection Longer Lash, don't create the same full lash effect that this gives. I can't lie to you, this is my first one and I'v had it for so long that I definitely need a new one but I'm just waiting for it to be on offer!

Good Things Purifying Cleanser: Last but definitely not least is something I've spoke about on my blog along time ago and I'm still loving it! I thought after a while I'd get a bit bored with it or it just stops working but it still leaves my skin silky smooth after patting my skin dry and I'm still obsessed with the smell. I doesn't harm my dry skin and, if anything, helps it so I'd highly recommend picking this up in the future if you have mild dry skin but also have a few blemishes and want and all over good cleanser!

So That's it! They're the products that I know I will always repurchase until I find a better alternative or it's discontinued.
Let me know some products you'll always repurchase! Also I'd love some concealer help so could you recommend me some of your drugstore favourites?
Hope you're doing great,






Playlist Post Update

27 Apr 2014


Posting playlists used to be a main feature on my blog but I started to just post them on the sidebar. because of this it's very easy to miss one that you might  interested in so here is all my recent playlists so feel free to have a listen!




This playlist is one that is the second in a collection of music I like to listen to when reading.



Most of my playlists seem to be quite slow so I decided to mix it up a bit by making this one that is not only suitable for bike rides but long car journeys,walks etc.



At the time of making this playlist, I was reading The Hunger Games and during reading I found myself listening to a collection of songs which are in there along with a few that were perfect for this playlist.



This is my most recent playlist which is dedicated to the amazing The Fault In Our Stars book which I've recently re read prior to the film release. I started compiling this playlist before the soundtrack music was released so it includes some of the official TFios music along with some songs that remind my of the book!

So these are the main ones that you may have missed over the passed few months so maybe have a listen and let me know what you think along with any future playlist ideas!

What've you been listening to recently?

Hope you're doing great,








Bedside Buddies.

24 Apr 2014

You know me, I can't pass a chance with a bit of alliteration! So in this post I thought I'd share with you a few of the bits I keep by my bedside.




 For me my bedside is actually my desk as I actually have quite a small room but it works as a bedside table with my big Ikea lamp for reading. Unfortunately, I'm still at school so I have to keep an alarm clock next to my bed so I can make sure I don't sleep in causing me to miss the bus!
I then have my my Soap & Glory Hand Food that I take everywhere including bed along with a Soap & Glory lip balm which smells and is amazing!
I never know when I'm going to get an idea for my blog so I keep my notebook by the side of my bed along with the book I'm currently reading. 
One thing I hate is waking up with a dry throat so I have a drink on hand as soon as I wake up in the mornings!
I know this is a really short post but I thought you'd enjoy it either way!
Hope you're doing great, 






Prom Prep: A Make Up Mishap & Photo Friendly Make Up

21 Apr 2014

The second step to my prom I tried to tackle was my make-up and I thought everything was sorted! Me and my friend Leah had set up an appointment with a make-up artist she'd worked with before and it was the perfect choice because she was local and we knew her. We booked a trial for £15 so we could have a play around and a practice to create the look I want. Leah went first and she was no trouble- new exactly what she wanted and had the skin perfect for any make-up artist. 
Then it was my turn and everything went to pot. Even after pinning many prom make up inspiration picture on to Pinterest, I still had no clue what I wanted! Everything she did was not how I would have done it and I should of definitely give her some guidance on colours and in the end as it was just too heavy on shimmer and I'm more of a matte fan even for an occasion like this. I wasn't sure what she was doing when she used a stick foundation with my dry skin. She went on to powder my skin and contour before finishing with some highlighter. When I finally looked in the mirror, honestly, I hated it. The eyes made me look like black swan but it wasn't just the eyes as the contour was not blended right and the foundation didn't actually cover up and imperfections and she didn't seem to own a concealer that she could use;plus she didn't have a shade pale enough for me. I'm not one to be fussy and complain but I did not not want to be rocking up to prom like this so we did try another look but it still just didn't do it and my face just felt awful. The thing that annoyed me the most was that I specifically said no eye liner because of my hooded eye lids but she took no notice and added some any way. I was still unhappy but I wasn't complaining again so I said it was fine. When showing my mum she said it wasn't me and I totally agree! So I've decided I'm going to be doing it myself and I've decided I' going to include, in this post, how I get photo friendly make up after searching the internet on numerous occasions to find out some of the best ways to achieve almost no flash back!.

So firstly the thing everyone mentions- a low SPF is better photo ready make up. Yes it is better but it's not necessarily the only cure to photo ready make-up. Nearly all foundations have an SPF of 10 or above these days and those below seem to only be high end products. I was so close to going out and buying the Laura Mercier Silk Foundation or the Giorgio Armani foundation until I found out that it's not all the SPF; it helps to have a low SPF but what your looking for are two certain ingredients; Titanium Dioxide and Zinc. If the foundation does claim to have SPF it will have Titanium Dioxide. If the SPF isn't that high it will be fine unless it contain Zinc as well and then you may have a problem! Because of this I'm not having to splash out on a high end foundation and instead I can use my favourite foundation which is the L'oreal True Match Foundation (I've done a full review which you can read here). This is may change in the day if I find a better alternative but for the moment it will be this one!
Next is concealer; I'd avoid concealer that claims to brightens or lightens as it is another cause for the horrible flash back so maybe if you want create a natural highlight use a shade slightly lighter that what you'd normally use on your eyes and then your normal concealer if you have any blemishes. On the day I'll be using a mix of my Collection concealer of course and maybe my Dainty Doll Concealer as well.
Eyebrows is another thing that suffers in photographs ; they can tend to look very washed out in photos so make sure to groom them well and fill in as they will frame your whole face. I know that before prom I'll be going to get mine threaded/waxed and maybe even tinted who knows!
When it comes to powder, I'm still unsure as to what I will do as from research, I've found it's best to use a powder that's either the same colour as your own or even slightly darker and refrain from using HD powders. At the moment I'm going to use my usual Stay Matte translucent powder. If you have any recommendations let me now!
Next I do is a matte bronzer to contour and I don't think I'll be using blush as I think I'll be fine without it and I'd just use a big powder brush to do an overall bronze. I'm leaving out eyes and lips because that's for another post as I'd love your help in deciding what colours to go for but I have applied some of my Maybelline The Rocket to my top lashes and Avon Super Extend mascara to my bottom lashes as this is what I'll probably wear on the day and here's what it all looks like together!





Here I'm going to list some videos that I used to help me find the perfect photo ready base which turned out to be my normal everyday base:
Tanya Burr Prom Make Up Tutorial for Daily Mix
Picture Perfect Make Up by The Make Up Chair
Goss Make Up Artist Stopping Make Up Flashback

So a top tip for all those who are wanting a make up artist for prom is to have a trial no matter how 'experienced' they are because there's no point getting to the day and finding you don't like it.
I've been working on a few make up looks and I will do another post with a few options and maybe ask you to help me if that's what you'd like! 
If you have any prom make up products ideas or looks that you think would be perfect please let me know!
Also do you know of any good foundations that have a low SPF in them?
Hope you're doing great, 








Another Haul.

20 Apr 2014

On my last haul, I said I didn't have time to spend money for the next few months but when my Grandma decided to treat me to a bit of money this Easter, I couldn't help but nip in to Boots and Superdrug for a few bits. I only bought three things but I thought you'd still be interested!


Soap & Glory "No Clogs Allowed" Deep Pore Detox Mask: This is something I've been eyeing up for a while as I've been having a real problem with my pores and blackheads and I've heard some good things about this mask. I've never tried Soap & Glory skin care before so this is a first and I've actually already tried this mask as I was so eager; I will save most of my comments for an upcoming post but I can tell you that this is looking like a firm favourite of mine. I'm hoping it does work well because it isn't the cheapest and one of the most expensive skincare products I've bought even when it was on offer for just more than £7.


Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush "Coral Reef": This was a release from, I think, summer last year and I loved them then but for me, it was something that scared from looking at the colour and so thought I'd wait for some other colours as well as find a way to apply it as I think using my fingers is a recipe for disaster. But, in my last haul, I bought the elf stipple blush so I could use some cream blushes and the first one I could think of was this one. I did look at the max factor one but it looked as you got more for your money by buyng the Revlon one. They also had other colours now including a nice pink but I thought I'd step outside my comfort zone and try this one first and so far so good!


 Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: The Collection Concealer is my obvious choice of concealer when needing a new one but for some reason I fancied a change and I was immediately drawn to this one by Maybelline. I really like the packaging- I don't know why maybe because I know the writing won't rub off like the Collection one! When selecting my shade, I bought shade 15 as for some reason 10 was darker that 15 which was odd and I couldn't understand why. When getting this home, I found it is a little darker than my collection concealer but I think this would be perfect for blemishes and imperfections. I'll let you know how I get on!


Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O'Porter: This was a book I've been eyeing up for a while after seeing it in a BooksandQuills video(I can't remember who) and loving the concept and I thought this would be a nice break from revision. I'll do a review of this once I've finished it!
So that's it! It's only small but I'm all spent up now! What are some of your favourite releases from the drugstore recently?
Hope you're doing great and HAPPY EASTER!

Some Admin Bits.

19 Apr 2014



So it's coming up to my exams and the sooner I get this done the better! 
Firstly, my schedule. For a while now I've been scheduling my posts to make sure they go out on time I'm not leaving things to the last minute; however, nearer my exams when my scheduled posts run out, I may hit problems of finding the time to write posts, take photos or think of ideas so I'm going to say here and now that I will guarantee for the next few months at least one post a week; a monday or Thursday and if I can, do two a week on my normal schedule as I promised myself I would try my best to keep to this schedule and I'm trying my best!

This brings me to my second point of asking or a little bit of help from you! I want to make sure my blog carries on going so I would love for some of you to do some guest posts on my blog! If you could just leave a comment or email me if you're interested in doing a blog post or two on my blog then let me know! With this and my cut down schedule, I will be able to keep everyone entertained and give everyone a chance to write on my blog!

The Last thing that comes to mind to include in this quick post is to ask you again to take my survey as I'd love your feedback! If you're not able to respond let me know and I can fix it as well but I'd love to hear what you say.

So, I'm trying my best to keep my blog going through these stressful few months but I need some help so let me know if you want to do a guest post on my blog and I can give you an idea or two if you'd like also!

Hope you're doing great,






The Minimal Make Up

17 Apr 2014

Also known as the "No Make Up" make up look, I'd say this look is perfect for just nipping to the shops or for a school that's fairly strict on the rules concerning make up. So here it is!


 I firstly did a quick moisturiser using my Simple moisturiser as it the BB cream gives some slight moisture so it doesn't need to be a heavy moisturiser like my usual choice. I apply my Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream using a small sponge that you can get from any where really cheap. This is great if you want a quick application of foundation and not so much coverage which is perfect for this. I then apply my usual Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer which I apply in a sort of triangle shape under my eyes to create a more natural highlight along with applying on anywhere that needs a little extra coverage. Then it's another usual which is my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder which is lasting for ages! I use my Real Techniques Duo Fibre Face Brush as I only needed a slight dusting as the BB cream didn't cause me much shine.
For my eyes I went as minimal as possible using my Soap and Gory Lid shadow from the Daily Double to cancel out any redness or veins on my eyes; I did a quick fill in of my eyebrows with a matte brown eye shadow and a coat or two of the Collection Longer Lash Mascara on either eye. 
For me, there's no need to contour or bronze because I think it would be a little too obvious so I use the MUA blush in Lolly on my cheeks to give a little flush of colour. 
I then just used my Maybelline Baby Lips in "Hydrate" but any clear gloss or nude lip colour would be perfect!
So that's it! I hope you enjoyed this post! I you'd like any full review posts of any of the products mentioned in this post feel free to let me know!
What's included in your "No Make Up" make up look?
Hope you're doing great,

Cleaning Those Brushes.

14 Apr 2014

Cleaning anything is a chore whether it's your bedroom or your make up brushes. It's also something everyone does differently and there's not one right way to go about cleaning your brushes but I thought I'd share with your how I clean mine and a few tips!

A Quick Clean
Sometimes a build up of product can be solved quickly with a 'quick clean'. For this I use my No7 Brush Cleaner(£8.00); just by squirting a pump or two onto a piece of kitchen roll is enough for one brush. I take the brush I am wanting to clean and I use up-and-down motions to get the product off. I find kitchen roll best as, unlike tissues, it won't give you those fibers that make little balls and get stuck to your brush which can just be a pain. I don't know whether it's down to technique or the cleaner I use, but after using the brothers just a few times after a quick clean they still need a good clean. I do feel this method is perfect for eye shadow brushes so when you come to use your brushes again and you're applying a light colour, it doesn't come out unexpectedly dark. Also, let me know if you're interested in a full review of this brush cleaner as I would happily do it!

The Deep Clean.
How often you do this is again down to personal preference and how often you actually use your brushes. For me,  I only apply make up at the Weekends so every couple of months is more than enough. You don't need specific times to when  you need to wash them because it varies; most of the time you just know from looking at the brush or how it's not applying as well as it normally does to your face. When I first cleaned my brushes, I just used fairy liquid but I've recently been using Johnson's baby shampoo(£1.67) which a lot of people seem to use and I understand why. It's not to vigorous on the brushes, it gives them a similar softness to when you've just bought them. To clean them, I let the tap run on a luke warm heat and, having a little bit of water in my hand, I add some of the shampoo. I then swirl the brush round in the palm of my hand to get the product off and you can see from the colour your hand goes, from the product, when it's fully clean. I may need to add a little more of the shampoo depending on how much build up of make up there is on the brush; then before finishing, I rinse the brush (facing it downward and trying not to cover the handle) under the tap and almost ring it out and push the water out, trying to get the shape of the brush back to its original form. One other good thing about the shampoo is that even after repeating this process on all of my brushes, it doesn't dry my skin out which is great!


When drying them I lay them on a towel and then try to lay them, on the towel, on some kind of slant so that the water doesn't go rushing to the end of the bristles inside the handle and breaking the glue holding the brush fibers together because then you could find fibers coming out or the whole of the top falling off. I then leave them at that angle to dry for as long as I can- checking them regularly to see if they're staying in the right shape. If you're in a rush to get using them again, you can use a hair dryer to dry them but I suggest a cool temperature setting so, again, you don't disturb the glue inside the handle.

So that's it! I hope you enjoyed this post. It would be interesting to know how often and how you clean your make up brushes.
Hope you're doing great, 









Recent Purchases: Elf etc.

12 Apr 2014

It's coming up to exams and I don't think I'll have a chance to spend my pennies during that time so I thought I would make my last few purchases before I become house bound to revision and here's what I bought!


Elf Baked Blush "Peachy Cheeky" £3.95: I made my first order to elf and I'm fairly impressed with the things I bought starting with this blush which, being more of highlighter, isn't something I would normally go for but I thought I'd give it a go as I have nothing like this and I thought it would be great for spring/summer.


Elf Blush "Candid Coral" £3.95: I've been trying to broaden my colour choices as well as my blush collection which consists of a bout 3 at the moment so I opted for this coral/orange which looked matte on the website but when it arrived it seemed to have gold running through it. When I swatched it, it was quite chalky so I'm not too sure if this will become a regularly used blush yet but we'll see!


Elf Tone Correction Powder "Cool" £3.95:  I've been looking for a new powder recently as I'm getting bored of the same old Stay Matte powder and when I saw this, it stood out to me as it's not something I'd seen before and so I thought I'd give it ago. I've already used it and I'm not 100% sold as of yet but we'll see!


Elf Stipple Brush £3.95: This has been a most wanted product for ages now and I've finally got it! I didn't want to splash out on the Real Techniques Stippling brush when I'd heard good things on this one which is a fraction of the price. I've been wanting to get into cream blushes for a while now and I didn't want to go out and buy some if I hadn't got the right brush to use for it. Now I have, I'm looking for some good cream blushes so let me know of any good ones you know of!

Elf Smudge Brush £1.95: I actually forgot I'd ordered this and thought I'd ordered  different brush but I wasn't too bothered. I wish I'd read the description of this brush in more detail as I thought it would be more like a pencil brush but it hasn't got any hairs on it- I can't really describe what it's made out of but I'll give this ago and see how it is!

Asos Over sized Smock Top £12: I'm a massive fan of smock tops and when I saw this pastel purple one for only £12, I had to pick it up. I've already worn it out and it's lovely and I know it's going to be a piece I wear a lot this spring and summer as it's nice and loose so it won't make me too hot.

The Neighborhood "I Love You" Album £6.99: I've had an Amazon voucher since Christmas and I thought it was time I spent it on something I've been wanting for a while. I've been a fan of The Neighborhood for ages and I can't believe it's taken me this long to buy the album; I'm already listening to it non-stop and I know it's going to be a favourite for a while!

Mac "Wood Winked" Eye shadow £10: This has been something I've been after for a while and thought it would be a great eye option for prom so I bit the bullet and ordered it off the Debenhams website. I bought the pan instead of the packaged one as it was cheaper and I thought if I was to buy more mac eye shadows in the future I could buy a palette and just put them in instead of messing around with depotting them. I've not used this enough yet to give a full opinion but look out for this in a future Prom Prep post!

So that's it! Let me know if you're interested in me doing a full review of any of the products mentioned!
Hope you're doing great, 








Recently Read #2

10 Apr 2014

Even though I'm being sunk under my revision and school work at the moment I've still made sure I've been able to do a little bit of reading so I thought I'd share with you what I've been reading recently!


The Time Keeper By Mitch Albom: So This is the second Mitch Albom book I've read I think and I was going in with high expectations because of how much I loved Five People You Meet In Heaven. This story was just unique as his other; it about the man who invented a clock who was banished for centuries for trying to measure time. He is granted freedom but he has to teach two people the true meaning of time: Sarah, who is about to give up on life and a man who wants to live forever and so in order to save himself he must save them. This book is set out in quite a unique way with it being sectioned off into bigger sections which has chapters within which almost smaller chapters inside. When ever the narrator changes to a different person, the first line is in old so you know it's changing which is helpful in knowing what's going on. Even though I did like this unique layout, I found myself skipping to bits I knew I'd find most interesting which is bad in trying to get the full experience of the book. Saying that, I still managed to relate to parts of the book especially the teenager which is something I love to be able to do with a character in a book. I'd suggest reading his book Five People You meet In Heaven before trying this book as if you don't like that book, I don't think you'd like this one at all.


Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: I've been hearing about this book for a while now and I'm just getting round to reading after recieving it for my birthday in January. It's set in 1986 when Eleanor moves to Park's school and they get to know eachother through having to sit next to eachother on the bus. It's a story of young misfits in love and was right up my street! When I first started reading it, I wasn't completely sure if I would enjoy it but it became a book that I just couldn't put down. It was split between chapters aswell as Park and Eleanor. You'd think that becase the book is split between them both, that it would be in first person but it's in third and actually reminded me a lot of how The Time Keeper was written but at the same time being very different. I really enjoyed this book and couldn't wait to read Rowell's other book, Fangirl.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: This book has only bee released in the UK for a couple of months and I was straight in there with it on my birthday day list again back in January. This is such a modern book about a set of twins: Cath and Wren who write fan fiction about Simon Snow who is supposed to be Harry Potter people have said but I guess I didn't really see that. They have always done everything together but as they go to college, Wren wants to become independent, leaving Cath and the Simon Snow fan fiction world to themselves. Cath has to find her feet on her own and has to tackle new people and new experiences including learning about love. Like Eleanor & Park, it took me a few chapters to get into it and then I just couldn't put it down and I found myself giggling to parts of the book. I also thought it might be one of those books that really didn't need to be as long as it was but it was the perfect length. The book includes snippets of the Simon Snow book and the fan fiction they had written and I found sometimes there was too much of this and it didn't interest me that much. Saying that, I did like the idea of the fan fiction and you could relate to the book in so many ways; whether it's that you write fan fiction yourself or that you don't understand it, you are able to find out with the other characters as to why people choose to write fan fiction( how many times did I just say fan fiction?).

I've tried to avoid any spoilers in any of the books mentioned and these are only minor but I loved when I realised that Cath and Wren was because their mum didn't know she wasn't going to have twins (get it? Cath and Wren- Catherine!). My favourite part of the book was a particular conversation Cath had with her dad which made me laugh. My version included illustrations of the characters which I thought would annoy me when imagining the characters myself but I actually liked the novelty. My copy also included illustrations at the back of the book which I would recommend leaving till you've read the book other wise it may ruin it! I refuse to choose which Rainbow Rowell book I preferred; I normally try to leave another recommendation of a book similar in case you've read the book mentioned or want to see if it's anything like a book you've already read but seriously read the Rainbow Rowell books! If you love John Green, you'll love these!

Sorry if this was a long winded post but I hope you still enjoyed it!
Have you read any of these books or what have you read recently?
Hope you're doing great, 





Worth the Read.

7 Apr 2014

It can be hard to find blog posts that are really interesting or that actually help you in some way so I think I'm going to stat a new feature on my blog where each month I point you in the direction of some blogs and posts you should check out as they're "Worth The Read". For this first one, there's just four posts I'd like to show you.

 Autumn Leaves - How I... Review Beauty Products (see full post here)
Rebecca's blog was one of the first blogs I ever followed and when she followed y blog a few weeks ago I was in total shock because of how much of an amazing and committed blogger she is! One of her posts that caught my eye was this one in which she talks about how she reviews beauty products. It doesn't just talk about reviewing in general but gives a few tips on how to review different types of products: hair care, nail varnish, make up etc. When starting out with blogging, this was something I struggled with so if only I had something like this to get me going. It's a great post for those wanting to start out with beauty blogging and reviewing products and definitely worth checking out!

Liana Beauty- Hair Down There (read full post here)
Liana is a well loved blogger but it's only been recently that I've been constantly reading and loving her posts. This post caught my eye as it's a problem every girl faces and doesn't always no how to handle it but with Liana's advice on products, girls now know how to go about it! It's a post most bloggers won't know how to tackle but Liana just gets straight into it and with her way of writing, doesn't even make it the slightest bit uncomfortable to read.

Bed In The Kitchen- Best Of Sleep Aids (See full post here)
This was actually a post I was thinking about writing myself as it's something that those internet crazy people face while being up till 4 in the morning on Tumblr or Twitter. Here Jaye gives us a few ideas to make sure we all get a good night's sleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, it's definitely worth the read.

Porcelainbeautyx- The Foundation Edit (See full post here)
Heather's post are always worth the read and always so helpful but this post of hers has been a favourite post of mine this month. I have pale skin and it seems so does Heather so it's great to be able to get some ideas of which foundation is best. It doesn't talk about just which is best overall but what is best for different peoples needs such as low coverage or medium coverage. If you're pale and in need pointing in the right direction for the perfect foundation for you, I'd urge you to read this post.

So there are some of my must read posts that I've found recently.
Let me know if you'd like to see more of these posts. What are some of your favourite posts that you've read recently?
Hope you're doing great,




The Spring Edit.

5 Apr 2014

For the last installment of this spring themed week, I thought I'd show you the beauty and fragrance bits that I know I'll be grabbing for this spring!



Daisy by Marc Jacobs: This is definitely a spring scent and one I've been waiting for the right time to ue an think spring is that time! I don't want to embarrass myself in trying to describe what this smells like, I'll just tell you that is quite floral and, like I said, a perfect spring scent!

MUA Blush in "Lolly": This is a gorgeous pink/slightly coral blush. It's only spring so I'm not diving straight in with the corals just yer so I'm easing myself in with this new blush. I've been wearing it so much since I bought it and I'll be wearing this all spring and even into the summer.

NAKED Basics Palette: Since getting this palette for my birthday back in January, I haven't spoken about it much on my blog but I love this! At first I wasn't sure but I've been using it so much as we're going into spring for just a simple look on the eyes and I know i'll get so much use out of this through spring! Let me know if you'd like to see a full review of this on my blog any time soon.

Collection Cream Puff Lip Cream: This was a product I wasn't too sure about when I first bought it but I gave it a second chance, fell in love with it, bought another shade and know I'll be wearing this all spring. The colour in the photo is Fairy Cake 3 and is a pink/ slightly coral shade. This and the MUA blush are a good duo!

L'Oreal Collection Privee Lipstick "Eva's Nude": Like I've mentioned, I didn't want to go straight into the deep end with the corals and bright colours so this is why I've picked this pink nude as my transition lipstick from winter to spring. 

So that's some products you'll be grabbing for this Spring?
Hope you're doing great,







Nail Picks: Spring Nails

3 Apr 2014

 So spring is definitley here and it's time to switch up those go to nail colours; swapping those dark wintery reds for a pop of colour and so pastels.




Maybelline Forever Strong #240 "Lilac Charm": This was my go to nail varnish for all of last year as the colour is perfect! I've got to say though it can be fairly hard to work with because of how sturdy it is; I don't know if this is because of the length of time I've had it for and it's drying up or it is just the formula. Either way I still love it and by adding the tiniest drop of nail varnish remover its alot easier to apply. Sadly, this doesn't seem to appear in shop shelves anymore so if you know of any where that sells this please let me know as I really need a new one!

Barry M Gelly Shine "Sugar Apple": This is one of Barry M's new editions to this collection and I love it! People say it's very similar to Essie's Mint Candy Apply but I can't compare as I don't own that nail varnish but what I can say it's a colour that isn't around enough and is the perfect shade for spring! Like all the Gelly Shine nail paints, it's an amazing formula and doesn't really need two coats unless your like me and the whole nail has to be perfectly equal in colour.

Models Own "Lemon Meringue": This, for me is the perfect pastel yellow and it perfect for this time of year. Like most other models own nail varnish, the colour is full opaque within two coats which I think is great for just two coats. The smell of Models Own nail varnishes always overwhelm my room but who cares when they're as good as this!

Barry M Gelly Shine "Papya": I don't own enough orange/pink nail varnishes and hopefully this is the start of something! This colour caught my eye the other week and I had to pick it up and it's another perfect shade for spring. I'm sorry there's two Gelly Shine nail paints in this post but they are probably my favourite ail varnish formula that I know of!

Sinful Colors #300 "Easy Going": You can't go wrong with the £2 it cost to by this nail varnish. People have compared it to Essie's Fiji so it's absolute steal at the price it is! Sinful Colous are fine with one coat however, with being a light colour, it does take two for me. It also drys surprisingly quickly for a polish that doesn't claim to.


So I hope you enjoyed this second spring related post; there's just one more!
What are your favourite spring nail varnishes?
Hope you're doing great,

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