Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Yankee Candle Lip Balm: Christmas Cookie

Hello guys!

So today I have a post for you that I am really excited about! I definitely have an obsession with Yankee Candle and when I found out that they were selling lip balms I immediately purchased one. 

There are five lip balms to choose from and as Christmas Cookie is my favourite Yankee Candle scent I obviously had to buy that one! I'm not sure whether they are available in the UK or not but I ordered mine off eBay from this seller for £3.99. Personally I think that is expensive for the amount of product you get but I love it so I don't mind!

It smells EXACTLY like the candle and contains SPF 15 which is an added bonus. 

Overall I love this lip balm and can see myself buying another flavour (or two).

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, 28 October 2012

NOTD: red and black

Hello everyone!

Just a quick post today to show you how my nails currently are. I decided to paint two coats of red nail varnish and then create two lines of black dots using a dotting tool. This is a super easy design to do and I think it looks quite classy (the picture doesn't do it justice!). My nails are actually a darker red that the picture shows but my camera wouldn't pick up the camera properly :(

Have you tried this design?

Thanks for reading!


Friday, 26 October 2012

Review: MUA lipsticks in shades 5, 9, 11 and 15

Hello everyone!

For today's post I decided to do a review on the four MUA lipsticks I own, these being shades 5, 9, 11 and Juicy.

I'm assuming everyone knows the brand MUA and so I'm just going to get straight into the review. 

Recently I have been loving lipsticks and with MUA's only being £1 it would be rude to say no to buying a few, right?

The packaging of the lipsticks in my opinion is very simple but I really like the fact you can see what shade the lipstick is by looking at the top of the lipstick as it makes it much easier when looking for a particular colour. I also think the lipsticks feel very secure when I am using them.

The one think that I HATE about these lipsticks is that some are bigger than the others, it really bugs me for some reason. For example, if you look at the picture below you can see that shade 5 is taller and more square than all of the other lipsticks.

From left to right: shade 5, shade 9, shade 11, shade 15 Juicy (swatched x3 times).

I love the texture of all of the lipsticks and think they have very good pigmentation. I think they have a reasonable wear time but reapplying lipstick doesn't bother me anyway, especially when they only cost £1!

Out of all of these colours my favourite shade is shade 9 and is the one I tend to wear the most. I generally don't wear it as brown as it is swatched on my hand but I find this colour compliments my skin tone the best and I really love it!

Overall I think these lipsticks are brilliant, especially since they are only £1!

You can buy these lipsticks from either MUA here or superdrug online or in store.

Thanks for reading.

Have you tried these lipsticks?


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Revlon matte lipstick in mauve it over

Hello everyone!

So today I have a review for you on a matte lipstick from Revlon. I've never really been a lipstick person until recently and after seeing this lipstick reviewed a few times I decided to buy it. This is the first matte lipstick I have ever owned and I absolutely love it! 

I don't find this lipstick drying at all which I thought may be a problem due to it being a matte lipstick. I find this colour very wearable as an everyday shade and have been wearing it quite a lot.

I'm very impressed with this lipstick but the only thing I have a slight problem with is the fact that I wish there was more lipstick in the casing as there isn't actually that much of the lipstick.

Overall I'm super impressed with my first matte lipstick!

You can purchase it for £7.50 from superdrug online or in store.

Have you tried this lipstick?

Thanks for reading!


New Hair!

Hey guys!

Just a quick update to show you my new hair! I've never had my hair dyed professionally and have only ever  used red box dye a couple of years ago. However, I've been really into the 'dip dye' and 'ombre' hair styles which are extremely popular at the moment so I decided to get it.

My hairdresser thought it would be best to put two different shades of blonde in my hair (you can't really see the dark blonde in the photo) and I absolutely love the way it looks and I'm so pleased I got it done! 

Sorry for the HORRENDOUS photo. I've taken this photo from my instagram hence the annoying edit and excuse the no makeup face! My hair also looks so short in the photo!

Thanks for reading!


Monday, 22 October 2012

MUA eye primer

Hey guys!

I'm so sorry for being the worlds worst blogger recently but I've just started uni and have been so busy with it that I've barely had time for anything let alone blogging! Hopefully I'll be back to blogging properly now though.

Today's post is a review on MUA's eye primer. If like me, you have never tried an eye primer then you might want to first try one that is very inexpensive to see how you get on with one (that's what I wanted anyway). MUA's eye primer is only £2.50 and I'm actually really impressed by it!

The idea of a primer is to smooth your eye lid ready to apply eye shadow and makes the eye shadow (or eye liner) last a lot longer. I found that the actual eye primer isn't too thick or too runny which makes it very easy to apply on your lid.

As you can see from the picture below, the circle on the left is eye shadow without the primer and the circle on the right is eye shadow with the primer. On the right the eye shadow has a lot more colour pay off and when removing both circles from my hand I noticed how much harder it was to remove the eye shadow with the primer. This shows that with the primer this eye shadow would last a very long time!

Overall I am really impressed with the eye primer and always wear it when I wear eye shadow now as I find with the primer my eye shadow lasts all day!

You can buy the eye primer from MUA online here or from superdrug either online or in store.

Thanks for reading

What is your favourite eye primer?


Saturday, 13 October 2012

Book Review: Love Lies by Adele Parks

Hello everyone!

This post is slightly different to what I normally post but there is definitely a good reason for it. What most of you probably don't know is that I absolutely love reading! Ever since I was young I have enjoyed getting lost in a book and today I thought I would share one of my favourite books with you.

Love Lies by Adele Parks

Okay, so I'd like to start off by saying I did buy this book because the front cover really stood out to me and instantly I wanted to buy it. I'd never read an Adele Parks book before and therefore I was a bit sceptical about parks as an author. Within the first couple of chapters I was instantly hooked and loved fern as a character due to how normal she seemed to be. This book was constantly interesting and I loved the main characters as they developed throughout the whole book. I felt as if I was living the lives of the characters and the ending was one I didn't expect. After reading other reviews I can see people saying that this wasn't one of her best books and therefore I couldn't wait to read another. I read this book extremely quick and absolutely loved it! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves a romance book with constant comedy and after forcing my mum to read it she loved it as much as I did!

Have you read this book?