Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Favourite this ✨ Favourite that 🌟

Starting up a blog can be tricky as if you can't find time straight away it's hard to get into a routine ✨ I'm sorry but here's a post for now and I thought I would start off by explaining my favourite things in beauty 💋🎀 my holy grail of drugstore beauty products barely change but here we go ⭐️
Foundation: Maybelline Satin Liquid (in 10, Ivory)
Concealer: Collection 2000 lasting perfection
Mascara: Rimmel Scandaleyes extreme black
Powder: Maybelline Matte Maker in Nude Beige
Fake lashes: (barely wear fakes but if I do it's always) Eyelure Fleur De Force Couture Fleur
Toner: Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Toner
Eyeliner: Maybelline eye studio lasting drama gel liner Black
Primer: Maybelline Babyskin pore eraser
Lipstick: MAC Pearl Pop
Lip gloss: NYC liquid lip shine in Brighton Beach Peach
Highlighter: Revlon Rose Glow highlight palette
Lush: the experimenter, the dragon egg
Nail vanish: Barry M quick dry in Pit Stop
Makeup remover: Garnier Cleansing Micellar Wipes
Perfume: Calvin Klein Reveal (or Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf)
Eye shadow: Sleek Storm Palette 578
Brush: Real Techniques Buffing Brush

There you go, I know it's not the best post ever but I'm starting this blog up and hopefully I'll get into the swing of posting more 🎀

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Random haul (January sales!)

Sooo I've done a bit of shopping over the last few weeks and although some of it I haven't shown because they are gifts, some of it I also bought to keep (yay!) so this isn't that long but it's just bits and pieces I've collected over the last couple of weeks :)

So first thing I'll mention is beauty... I ran out of powder so that's the excuse here, but the primark (black and gold spots) cosmetics I bought because they were so cheap so I thought I may as well try them incase they are any good. The maybelline Baby Skin Primer I have one of and find it ah-maze-ing. It makes the skin so soft and silk-like, and I can't live without it now. So I bought a second one (woopwoop). 
Second thing I bought are these Techniques brushes- just the 4 pack. 
I had some before I moved but my puppy chewed them so I threw them away and you can't really live without some basic brushes can you?
Rimmel Apocalips gloss-
Bought this to try it because I ran out of lip gloss and last minute in the shopping centre I remembered to buy some- it's very pigmented, but it doesn't last long in the lips and it tastes awful. (I know we don't buy them for the taste but seriously bad). I bought it in the shade 300- out of this world.
Next I bought was this Soap and Glory brow Tint and Precision Making pencil. 
On one end, it's like a felt tip and the other is a small crayon. I have light brown eyebrows but not blonde, so I bought the shade Brownie Points and I love it. The pencil end isn't actually much use to me as for whatever reason it's not actually coming off on my skin and it's not sticking to my foundation. But the pen end is great for filling in the odd bits in my brows and making them the perfect shape whilst looking natural- would definitely recommend.
 Next thing I bought beauty-wise is slightly more expensive- it's a Yves Saint Laurent travel palette as I hadn't had one yet (perfect excuse really) and I wanted something to use on-the-go without buying tons of bits and pieces separately. I chose something a bit more pricey to treat myself and when I saw it, I just couldn't leave it on the shelf...
At the moment I've only used the highlighting powder, the lip lining pencil, the pencil eyeliner, one of the eye shadows in silver and the blusher- I'm not going to go into it as I may write a review about this at some point, but so far so good. (Blusher is gorgeous colour for winter).
I next bought a travel tangle teaser as it's handy to put in my bag when on the go or if I'm staying somewhere at the weekends and don't have space for a big brush- it was £12.99 but tangle teasers are the most efficient tangling brush I've ever had and I think everybody should have one as a basic human right.... 

I also bought 2 balmi's from Boots to try as I've seen them everywhere but I'm sure it's a copy of EOS lip balms... I bought the blackcurrent and coconut ones, and the blackcurrent one tastes awesome and actually stays on until I eat food (which most lip balms do anyway).

I went into Wilkinsons to have a look at their new kitchenware range and had a snoop around the left over Christmas beauty gifts (oops) and I found this bath rose... It has roughly 20 petals on it and each one you can put in your bath and it fizzes a bit and floats into a cream... I haven't used it yet but it is so pretty! Because Wilkinsons is a budget value shop, I'm worried about whether it's going to goor or bad on my skin, but I'll have to wait and see.
I went into lush to buy some gifts for my sisters birthday and happen to 'accidentally' buy myself a bath bomb. It's called So White (I think it's a play on Snow White) and it's just white on the outside and pink with dark pink bits on the inside and smells lovely so will be buying next winter! 
Staying ish on the beauty side now, I ran out of this perfumed spray from New Look- it smells expensive and so feminine  but it's quite cheap (I don't remember price sorry!) and they have other scents but this is my favourite, so I bought some more. This one is called 'Blush' and the liquid is a baby pink colour.
I was in Marks and Spencer's and guess what I found in the sale?? Beauty department stuffs!! I couldn't find a good enough reason to buy anything else because I didn't need them, but I'm running out of bubble bath/ foam that isn't lush bombs... So I bought these two :) they are fruity collection bath foam with moisturiser in them, in the smells Peach and Almond and Strawberry- the strawberry smells so sweet so I bought it for my other half as he loves strawberry smelling wash things (shh our secret) and I bought myself the almond and peach one as it smells really relaxing.
I also bought the I love.. Collection bath set from Superdrug using the same excuse that I'm running out of bath stuff as I did with the Marks and Spencer's buy... Oops. I haven't used these yet but they each smell so different and yummy :)

Forgot about these :S did a bit of shopping at superdrug and tried out the new brand Revolution (which I'm sure is owned by MUA because all their products are exactly the same with the same packaging and same price!). I've taken out the colour as I'll probably buy some more of the brand and do a review on the brand altogether. But I bought 2 eye shadow palettes, the MUA pro-brow eyebrow set and a Rimmel lipstick because it was pretty :3.
Last beauty item was a bit of a splurge and I haven't used any of it yet or even opened it, but it's the Ted Baker London Ted Abbey gift box which includes 7 bath or shower gels and creams and all smell like claiming with a hint of fruityness (if that makes any sense?). I've wanted this for ages to try it all out, and the box itself is so pretty and huge that I'm going to use it to put my magazines or bath product in.
Finally going a bit off beauty now... I went into Claire's accessories which is usually for kids to have a look at their earrings as I'm losing all of mine (I blame by kitten). And I saw these Frozen stick on nails so of course I bought them even though I don't need them, but they were cute. Obviously when I got home, I looked closer and they clearly won't fit my nails as they are tiny and are for children. (Silly me). So I gave them to my niece as she loves frozen and being only 6, shes the perfect age and size for these. (Jealous much)...
New fact about me: I'm a horsey one. I'm a horsey person, I've been riding since I was about 5 (I found pics of me on Shetlands and ponies about that age) and I can't get enough of horses. Anyway, I was in an equestrian shop and saw these probably for kids, they are mini horse feed or water buckets that I'm going to put hair clips and hair bands in.

(Totally irrelevant) I went into sweets Kingdom in Oxford Street or Regent Street and they had tons of retro sweets (overpriced but whatever) so I bought 2 twinkies as they are scarce in the UK, marshmallow flush which is like spreadable marshmallow, and a long tube of marshmallow. (I really like marshmallow).

The next two (or three) things are from primark as even though it's cheap and not always fabulosà... I think primark have really great basics if you're on a budget. So first, I bought a travel makeup bag because I've been looking for one for ages that is zip up and big enough to fit my everyday stuff in to bring with me when I stay overnight places. It's got a pretty gold and white bow on the front with a handy handle and it's white quilted and looks like Ted Baker or something. I love this.
Next at primark I bought a jumper to keep me warm (I usually stick to black and white or cream or navy colours with clothes). But I also bought a plain black long sleeved blouse shirt. In the picture I put the shirt inside the sweater as I thought it may go together, with just the collar popping out.
My other half was with me when I was shopping and he (amazingly) bought me a pair of Air Max Nike trainers as a late xmas pressie because I really need a casual pair of trainers I can go for a jog or run to the shop in, that aren't leather boots or topshop shoes... I know they cost quite abit but they are such nice colours! To say thanks I bought him back the Cool Water aftershave set by Davidoff from the perfume shop, as it's his favourite but he ran out a long time ago.
(As you can tell I bought some clothes from select but I wore them before taking any photos of what I bought, and it was only 2 black and white shirts and a pair of jeans as spare.
There's a shop called cex that sell second hand DVDs, blu-Rays, consoles, electronics and games... I buy all of my blu Rays and DVDs from there as they always work (they test them) and they are sooo cheap, and always have brand new games and movies in stock already. I bought this movie as I had it when I was younger and love it, so I'm going to watch it tonight with some popcorn!

These two (the cream ceramic camera and the grey ceramic fox) are so cute so I bought them from Wlkinsons for only £8 each. The photos are taken before I bought them as I was sending pics of them to my friend to ask If they thought they would look cool in my living room. They look good in spacey areas and I love the grey and white theme.

(Totally random But my other half bought this xbox game when we were shopping because he thought it would be a lot of fun so I thought I would include in the list)
You get to design your own monopoly board and personalise it, so he was right it is a lot of fun and I would recommend.

Another random- I buy Cosmopolitan every month and this month I bought it and put it in the list- sorry for the pic being a bit blurry! My kitten kept wanting to sit on it so I had to take the picture quickly.

Last thing I bought are these boots as I don't have nearly enough black boots for winter!! They were bought from a small shoe shop near Sloane Square which I don't remember the name of, and they have pretty gold buckles on, one with quilted up the sides and the other with gold zips. The pic is actually of two similar styles I found so I bought both and gave a pair to my sister who hasn't actually taken them off since.

So that's the random stuff haul of things I've bought over 2 shopping trips. I know the list was a bit long with all the pics (sorry)... I bought yummy jam in a glass jar too, but didn't think it was worth including as everybody knows what jam looks like.

See you soon, love
Moi xxxxxxx

Monday, 19 January 2015

Winter 2014- 2015 Playlist

Hello All!

So today I thought of an idea for a post- My winter 2014 playlist!
Sorry that they're not in order of preference but they're all good to me so I would take too long deciding!
So these are the winter songs I've listened to this year. Some songs are old and I listen to the every winter! But a lot of them are new and I hope you guys go to check some of them out- I'm not into one type of music, but I listen to everything (maybe not screamo or rock though...) so I hope most of you have some songs here that you like to listen to. :)

1. Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J ~Bang Bang~
This song is huge now! It's popular here in the UK as well as the states (and probably the rest of the world) and it is so catchy. Not to mention it's a song with 3 amazing female singers!

2.  J.Cole Feat Miguel ~Power Trip~
I know this one isn't new or 'huge' but I absolutely love it and it's definitely a winter song! It really makes me think about guy's feelings- and I love the lyric video.

3. Ariana Grande ~Problem~ 
This one is a motivational song that really puts me in a 'strong independent woman' mood. And I've just noticed that this list is going to have a lot of Ariana Grande in- I'm not a huge fan girl of her, but I do happen to really like lots of her music- and she is  b e a u t i f u l. You go girl!

 Guess the song? Its...
3. Ed Sheeran ~Thinking out Loud~
I am in love with this song! And Ed Sheeran's album X (which includes this song) won the most bought album of 2014! This song is soft and so sweet- and the lyrics are so cute!
Click to Listen to this on Youtube :)
Along with this song I'd like to add...
4. Ed Sheeran ~Don't~ This one is a more upbeat song that you can dance to- It's bouncy and catchy! (And a happy driving song if you drive.)

5. Nico & Vinz ~Am I Wrong~
Not much to say about this one apart from... It's good. Listen to it.

6. Ariana Grande Feat The Weeknd ~Love Me Harder~ 

Not a fan of the long slow flat intro... So I play a slightly faster version of the song (Which is great for workouts). But the rest of this song is catchy and I love it :)

7. Maroon 5 ~Sugar~
Sugar is a very new song (Came out only a week ago!) But it's already very popular on youtube and the video to this song makes me so happy and giggly! It's upbeat and bound to cheer you up.

8.  Clean Bandit Feat Jess Glynne ~Rather Be~
I LOVE THIS SONG! It makes me so motivated to go out and have fun or go for a run- this is my number 1 pick-me-up. It's so upbeat and makes me smile! This song is magical and will make you feel like you've never been happier-ever-. Listen to it. On repeat. For a year.
9. Taylor Swift ~Blank Space~
Okay anyone who's this crazy over guys in real life has to stop. But we've all been there! Forgetting the video, the song is actually great and I can't get enough of it. I'm not a big fan of Taylor Swift but she's bought out 2 great songs this winter.
Click to Listen to It on Youtube :)

10. Ariana Grande Feat Zedd ~Break Free~ 

11. Basshunter ~Now You're Gone~
I know this isn't new but I listen to this song every winter as although it's years old (and I mean YEARS) It's a still very catchy and upbeat love song. People who are into their late teens and twenties will remember this song- I'm really into 90s and early 2000s garage so some of that will be on here! Anyway, regardless of your age, listen to this song. You won't be able to get it out of your head for a few weeks though...
Click to Listen to it on Youtube :)

 12. Avril Lavigne ~Rock 'n' Roll~I'm not into rock- so just being clear- this is not rock music. But it's an inspirational -f-the-world- get up and do something lets go crazy song.

13. Meghan Trainor ~All About That Bass~
I've heard stuff in the press lately about horrible things Meghan Trainor says and how she acts- but regardless, this song is catchy and I like what it's about :) It makes me feel sassy!
Click to Listen to it on Youtube :)

14. Nicole Scherzinger ~Boomerang~
This one's not new but not that old
either- it's sassy and still gets me

15. Iggy Azalea Feat Rita Ora ~Black Widow~
I love this song- its new and makes me wanna party! Defo dance-along material.

16. R Kelly ~Remix to Ignition~
This one is AH-MAZE-ING. I know its 'old school' and I flipping love it. I've been listening to this since it came out and I'm not going to stop- it makes me dance! The tune is bouncy and just listen to it- perfect party song. Buy this song. Now.

17. Rita Ora ~I will Never Let You Down~

18. Beyonce ~Sweet Dreams~
I've always liked this song for winter- makes me think about the stars! It's very bass-y and that 'independent strong woman' song I was on about earlier. I like playing this song in the car as I like the bass in it.

19. Wiz Khalifa ~Roll Up~    <---- Great song if you're thinking about 'someone'. Calming tune :)

20. Ariana Grande Feat Mac Miller ~The Way~
Loving this tune. Say No More.

21. Rihanna Feat Drake ~Diamonds~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This is one of those songs that will always be around on the radios. It's a calming tune and makes you think about whatever is on your mind when you listen to it.  It's just a beautiful song.

22. Aloe Blacc ~The Man~ 
This song puts me in such a good mood! It's not a party tune but it's a quality song if you're in a bad mood or cant be bothered to get up in the morning. (We all have those days).

23. Nelly Feat Kelly Rowland ~Dilemma~

I know I'm including a lot of old tunes but this one is so sweet and puts me in a bopping mood.

24. Taylor Swift ~Shake It Off~

Pretty much everyone has heard of this song now so there's not much to say... This song is to get you up and shaking and dancing and whatnot! #Motivational

25. Kid Ink Feat Usher & Tinashe ~Body Language~

This song has been huge this winter! Everywhere I go it's playing- and it makes me want to dance (even though most of the time i'm in public. So can't. Oops) #ThatNeverStopsMe

26. Sweet Female Attitude ~Flowers~
Ok another old school garage- Sweet song based 'in the pouring rain' so I guess that counts as winter..

27. Wilkinson ~Afterglow~ 

I think this came out last winter or 2 years ago in the winter... Anyway, the video to this song is so cute about a couple that are so in love. And the song is a mix between many genres- but everyone loved it then and I still love it now. Proper winter cuddles song.

28. Nicki Minaj Feat Rihanna ~Fly~

The song Fly makes me so inspired and I love the build up into it. I put this in the list because when it came out it was playing all winter and I remember being in the car with my friends and it was so cold but the song came on so we were all singing it and it made me feel so happy! So it always reminds me of winter. #LifeStoryOver

29.  Kelly Rowland Feat Lil Wayne ~Ice~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This ain't no 'ice ice baby' song. But it's a bit old and a really catchy song, I would recommend for older teens and older people... It's a bit rude but the tune itself is really calming. I love it, and Kelly's dancing in the video. (You go girl!)

30. Justin Bieber ~All That Matters~
This is the last one- now as much as he's never done anything wrong to me, I'm not a Belieber (A Justin Bieber fangirl). I'm not into many of his songs either, but this one I love. It's a jazzy calm song and the lyrics are actually really sweet.

So there you go- these are the top 30 songs I listened to this winter and I hope you guys can listen to some of these songs if you don't know them. I didn't write these to advertise any, these are just my favorites and I made it for fun :) See You Soon blog,

Love Moi xxxxx