Saturday, 3 January 2015

My 2015 resolutions

I don't know about anyone else but I had been looking forward to leaving 2014 in the past for a good while now, and I now feel some sort of relief that I'm leaving all the bad things that happened last year behind and attempting to start a fresh. 2014 was huge disappointment for reasons I daren't go into and I refuse to let 2015 be anything less than an improvement. I'm not suggesting all this 'new year new me' but I definitely need to make changes in my life to benefit myself and make this year a good one, so here are my 2015 resolutions!

1) Be happy

Probably a generic resolution but one which I definitely need to focus on, with 2014 being so crap I found myself consumed with constant negative thoughts and emotions for about 3 months straight. I need to start looking for the positives in every situation and remember that everything that happens for a reason and that things do get better so there's no point sitting around feeling sorry for yourself. However I need to not forget that it's okay to cry sometimes and be sad but to make sure I don't get upset over that particular thing again.

2) Stop being a complete psycho

I need to stop being so paranoid about whom he may or may not be talking to and need to quit finding out who she is in 0.5 seconds and ending up stalking her facebook only to learn every single thing about the girl. I need to stop looking at his twitter profile and scanning who's liked her instagram photos and secretly hoping his name comes up so that I have a reason to be angry even though we are not are in a relationship and therefore should not be my problem. I need to stop checking when he was last online on Whatsapp to work out whether he's messaging another girl and if and when he may choose to text me over her when it has absolutely nothing to do with me and I this would probably help me to enjoy life a bit more and maybe I would be in a relationship if I learnt to not be that jealous psycho girl.

3) Exercise

This seems to pop up in my resolutions every year. I usually end up going on a mad workout phase where I'm doing sit ups and what not each night until I see results and then give up. This therefore creates a circle and I need to learn to stick at it and instead of wasting an hour each evening stalking girls on instagram, which seems to have become a daily activity, I need to get up and do some exercise.

4) Learn to save money

The prospect of turning 18 this year and officially becoming an adult is extremely terrifying to me. I am in no way independant and cannot even book a hairdressing appointment without my mum telling me exactly what I have to say. So with turning 18 comes responsibility and this means I need to sort out my finances. I am terrible with money and cannot help but go on crazy online shops and buying clothes that just hang in my wardrobe never to be seen again. I need spend less on expensive makeup and save for more important and necessary things in my life. Not to say I still won't buy a MAC lip liner just because it's rumoured that Kylie Jenner uses it...

5) Become a better person

2014 taught me a lot about myself, such as I am a lot stronger than I thought I was, it helped me to change myself and I've felt myself mature and become a better person. In 2015 I want to continue this and improve myself as an individual.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Mac Lipstick Collection 2014

MAC probably are pretty much well known for their lipsticks, they have every single shade and finish that you could imagine and I absolutely love them. Back in January I purchased my first Mac lipstick and ever since I have been obsessed. I don't have many at all and it isn't a huge collection but I love the shades I do have so I just wanted to share them with you all!

(From left to right: Lady Danger, Rebel, Plumful, Creme d'nude, Snob, Viva Glam II.)
Viva Glam II

This is probably my favourite colour out of all of them, MAC describe it as a 'muted pink beige' and I think it's so wearable and looks really nice when its blended into the lip. 


Snob is a light mauve colour but when applied its more of a soft bubblegum pink, if that even makes any sense at all? I'm not a huge fan as I feel it makes my complexion look really dull and washed out, however there are times where I feel it really suits my whole look. Not a colour for everyone but I have seen some people really pull it off!

Creme d'nude

I bought this colour quite a while ago without realising that it wasn't the pink toned nude I was after, however I rediscovered it recently and I really love it. Mac describes it as a peachy nude however I would say it's more flesh toned and I use it in moderation to avoid the whole foundation lips look.


I absolutely love this colour, it's a berry toned, deep pink shade and I think it's such a perfect autumn/winter lipstick. It's quite sheer so when blended out can look really natural, it's also really glossy so it doesn't cling to any dry patches which I find can be an awful problem in the colder months. 


This was my first ever MAC lipstick so it holds a special place in my heart, it's a really popular shade and the reason I bought it is because I had heard such good things about it. In the bullet it looks really dark and quite scary but don't be put off because when applied it sheers out and is a more of a raspberry pink colour. However I find it so high maintenance when it's time to remove the makeup as it literally refuses to come off and stains my lips regardless of how many times I use a lip scrub!

Lady Danger 

I usually steer well clear of red lipsticks, however I saw Estee from Essiebutton rave about this lipstick and it looked so gorgeous on her that I immediately wanted it. It's not your standard red lipstick colour and is more orange/red and is really unique and gorgeous. I also thought that as it's a matte finish that it may cling to dry patches but it doesn't at all providing lip balm is used underneath, I would recommend this colour to anyone!

Have you tried any of these lipsticks?


Sunday, 27 July 2014


Today two of my favourite beauty bloggers and youtubers, Lily Pebbles and Anna from ViviannaDoesMakeup, had a picnic style meetup in London, I went up there with my friend and it was such a lovely day and everyone there was so nice! I was so excited to meet Anna and Lily I absolutely adore them and they're so so lovely and chatty with everyone, I'm also guilty of being a massive tourist whenever I'm up London, definitely far too many photos of buildings!

Anna's famous Lemon Drizzle cake!

Attempt of Mexican Wave...

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Mini Drugstore Haul

Today I took a trip into Boots and Superdrug and pretty much spent all of my points available on my advantage card and beauty card...

From Superdrug I picked up the Garnier Moisture Match Moisturiser for oily skin, this is my third bottle of this and I am starting to really like it, I reviewed it a few months ago (here) and was kind of on the fence about it but I really am enjoying using it now, this cost £5.99.
I also bought the Garnier Cleansing Micellar Lotion for £3.32 which looks like a dupe for Bioderma, however I am yet to try it so I picked up this and I will let you know how I get on with it!
I also picked up the Garnier BB Cream for £7.99 as I want a lighter base for summer and what I personally like about this one compared to other BB creams is that it is yellow toned, I've found that ones I have tried from Rimmel and Maybelline are pink toned and do not match my skin at all. 
Lastly from Superdrug I bought the MUA highlighter as I've ran out of the Sleek one I am in love with and this MUA one seemed like a much cheaper option for only £3! 

From Boots I picked up this Botanics face scrub for oily skin, I suffer pretty badly from an oily face and I am constantly looking for skin care products to help. This was only £2.69 and I've heard a lot of good things about this range!
Finally I picked up this nail varnish from Barry M in the colour Sugar Apple, my best friend wears this all the time and it looks so gorgeous. 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Essie Summer Collection 2014

Today I am here to share the new Essie Summer Collection 2014 miniatures I picked up today in boots. Earlier this morning I saw Anna from ViviannaDoesMakeup feature them in her Boots haul and I just thought they were the most gorgeous summer colours. My local Boots must have literally just started stocking Essie nail polish and I was so excited to see this set there. 
They are such bold summer colours and remind me so much of holiday and fruit? I don't know, but I am so in love with them.
My personal favourite is ruffles & feathers which is a teal green and is the one that really caught my eye. Haute in the heat is a pink raspberry shade and looks really good for summer! Roarrrrange is a bright orange but not too bright that it's neon, I particularly like the names of this one as well!

 I bought this set for £12.99 however the regular polishes retail for £7.99.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Tanya Burr Lipgloss Review and Swatches

A few months ago now the well known Youtuber and Blogger, Tanya Burr bought out her new makeup collection of lip gloss and nail polishes. I have been a massive fan of Tanya for so long now and I was so excited to finally pick up some of these.

There are 12 lip gloss shades in the collection and I purchased 'Picnic in the Park' and 'Chic'. Tanya named the lip glosses after her favourite things in life which I think is such a cute idea and you can tell how involved she got with it. 

I have never been a lip gloss fan because of how sticky they are on the lips but these are not sticky at all and apply so easily. You can tell how pigmented they are from the picture and they can easily be built up or sheered out. Picnic in the Park is a bubblegum pink shade whereas Chic is more neutral pinky nude colour and they are both extremely wearable. They also smell amazing which is just an added bonus! There is a colour in the collection for everyone and I cannot wait to purchase some more.

You can purchase these from some Superdrug stores and online at Feel

Friday, 30 May 2014

May 2014 Favourites

1. Topshop Tile Print Leigh Jeans (£40) - I am so in love with these jeans and have worn them so much this month. Topshop jeans are my favourite because they fit so well and are so soft, I love the print on these and I have never actually owned a pair of printed jeans/trousers I can tell they're going to get so much wear this summer. However after a lot of wear I find that Topshop jeans start to get holes in at the knee.

2. Benefit High Beam (£19.50) - I have been after this highlighter for so long after hearing such good things about it. I used to use a highlighter from Sleek but I wanted to try high beam as it gave more of a glow as to a lot of shimmer. A little goes a long way with this product and I just put a few dots on the tops of my cheekbones and lightly dab it in. It gives a really pretty glow and looks natural on the skin. 

3. LOreal Volume Supersizing Spray (£3.49) - I have recently bought a lot of hair products and have particularly liked using this one. I use it on dry hair and spray a little in the roots of my hair, unlike other volumising sprays it doesn't leave your hair feeling sticky and stiff. It just works really well and leaves hair with a matte finish, and smells really good too!