Monday, 28 October 2013

Twenty is Plenty ❤- Birthday Haul!

Hi guys!
Today is my 20th birthday! Yes I know I look about 12.. I have today for you my birthday haul which I got from my mum and dad. I have other bits and pieces but have included my favourite bits and bobs from my presents. 

As you can see here, I have a China Glaze Nail Polish in Purr-fect Plum. I had put this on my little list of presents I gave to my mum as I wanted to try out a China Glaze polish as I have yet to do so. This colour is has a pinkish purple tone and I think you can pick it up in Sally Beauty Supply. Next I got a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean, which I am absolutely thrilled with. I have wanted one of these since I seen Chloe from Glitteralittle on Youtube talking about them. Last but not least in this photo, although its hard to make out I have an EOS lipbalm in Summer Fruits. I have tried this already as I couldn't wait to get it open. It is amazing! It has a berry sorbet like taste to it and moisturizes my lips perfectly. 

Also as you can see in the background of this photo, I have the Viva La Juicy perfume set, with the 50ml bottle and the lipgloss, rollerball and charm. I am so happy I have this scent back in my life. I love this perfume it's so fruity and girly. I am glad it comes with the roller ball instead of carrying the full size bottle around in my handbag everyday.

Here I have my Black Oxford Converse! I have a pair already in the high top style although I would like a short pair to shove on with denim shorts or with jeans. I love these shoes! 

 This present is basically my creative choice! I love drawing and all things arty so I thought I would get a Wreck This Journal for something to work on. The Wreck This Journal is a book which is designed for you to customize and make your own via different instructions and tasks on every page. I can't wait to try this out! 

 These brushes have been on my shopping list forever and I just have never actually picked them up. I love Real Techniques Brushes and I can't wait to do my makeup with these before college! This is the Core Collection with the Foundation Brush, Buffing Brush, Contour Brush and Detailed Face Brush. I am most excited about the Buffing Brush due to the hype it has recieved! 

One of my bigger presents is the Primed For Lovin tin by Benefit. I am so chuffed that my mum picked this up for me, as I know that Benefit is one of the more expensive beauty brands. This tin has Porefessional Full Size, Benefit They're Real Full Size, High Beam Full Size and Mini Sugarbomb Lipgloss. I am glad I now have the Porefessional full size tube instead of the mini samples as I was afraid that they would run out! My favourite mascara as you know is They're Real from Benefit so the full size of that is also a bonus for me.

Now I have saved the best for last for all you beauty fans! My lovely mum picked me up the Boots Beauty Advent Calendar as a last minute birthday present. She had heard me talking about it and I mentioned I was going to buy it but I was worried I would end up with no budget left for the rest of the month after bills etc. So I was lucky enough that my mum picked this up and saved me a pricey purchase. I cannot wait to open this and see what beauties are inside!

Hope you enjoyed this post!
Keep smiling xx 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

October Favourites- ♡

Hello lovelies! First I have to make my apologies for not blogging the week or so. I have not had proper internet access which means I cannot blog unless I do it on my iPhone. iPhones are particularly useless for blogging as I can't edit and arrange the post in the way I wish on my phone. So here I am today, with my October favourites post for you all to check out!

First off I have Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Eau De Parfum- I am in no way a big Nicki Minaj fan, but I am in love with this perfume. This perfume smells exactly like Viva La Juicy from Juicy Coture. I picked this up in my local Semi Chem store, for £25 for the 50ml. I have been wearing this perfume when I go out, or if I go to college and the bottle has lasted me exceptionally well. This perfume is sweet with flowery undertones, it has a hint of bubblegum also. The bottle itself highlights a typical Nicki Minaj style and personality. 

Next I have a recent purchase of mine which has already made it into my October favourites which is Righteous Butter by Soap and Glory. This is my favourite moisturizer for the winter months and is perfect for those that suffer dry skin and hands during the colder weather. 
Three cheek products are included in my October favourites- ELF Persimmon All Over Colour stick, Benefit Watts Up & MUA Blusher in Cupcake. I use the All Over Colour Stick to create a slightly tinted highlight on my cheek bones. It has a light peach shimmer to it which sits perfectly on pale skin. For £1.50 this is a definite re-purchase for me. The Watts Up Soft Focus Highlighter is also great for pale skin and an under brow highlight. As you have seen me talk about the MUA blush before I wont go into much detail, but this blush is highly pigmented and has a lovely light pink shade which suits pale skin perfectly. 

MUA also have won me over this month with Undress Your Skin foundation, I have this in the shade Porcelain. You can see a review for this foundation here! - This is my go-to foundation for days I am at college or in placement. The coverage is excellent and for £3 I reckon this is a must have bargain. I have also included the Superdrug Deep Anti Blemish Action Gel. I love this product for my current breakouts, it forms a gel coating over the blemish and treats it overnight. I cannot remember the exact price of this, although I reckon it was under £3. This product is perfect if you have somewhere to go and deadly spots appear overnight!

Last but not least I have my favourite brushes for October, first brush you see is the ELF Professional Bronzing Brush which has been good for applying blusher also. It isn't too dense and makes it easier to blend out products with the contoured angle bristles. The black handled brush is something I picked up on impulse at my local Morrison's store. My local store have recently started stocking make up tools, after previously only stocking makeup products. This brush is the Powder Brush and cost me £2. I love this brush, it is soft and easy to work with. It picks up just the right amount of product and is easy to clean. This brush is slightly flatter than most powder brushes, it is more like a thicker rounded fan shape. I think this brush is perfect for shoving in my makeup bag when I'm going out and not worrying about loosing it. I want to give the rest of the brush range from Morrison's a try and see how they compare to higher end brushes.

Keep smiling! x

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Birthday Outfit- Help ?!

 Hello lovelies! Today I have a blog post mixed in with an advice plea. I went shopping this weekend and picked up a few bits as I am looking for something to wear to my birthday night        out. I hunted the shops for something to wear and dabbled between maxi dresses, midi dresses and other pieces. My birthday is next Monday, although I am going out on Friday and    Sunday to do some things with friends and family.
 I was in Primark when I spotted this almost paisley style embossed t-shirt, I love this piece even if it is more casual looking. The camera does not pick the embossing up well, so excuse the bad photography skills. I was instantly trying to think up things to go with the top and picked up a few skater skirts with the idea of tucking them in loosely. After much annoyance in the changing rooms I decided I was just going to get the top. 

 I have a denim skater skirt already but unsure on whether they go together. The skirt is a dark acid wash denim, from New Look which I am sure many of you may own or have seen. I also picked up some jewellery to pair with the outfit. I seen this gorgeous necklace below whilst looking for something that made a statement to the simple top. This necklace was £5, and I love it. I considered buying some bracelets or large earrings, but I didn't want to overdo it. 

I wanted to pick up a small bag as I don't have a specific one for "going out", I only have my current handbag which goes everywhere with me. I picked up this small black bag, with a velvet top. The picture does not do this bag justice it is beautiful and doesn't look like a piece you would find in Primark. The bag has a long handle that goes across your body, and a small zip pocket separate from the main compartment. This bag was £8, which I thought was good considering I will be able to use it on various occasions.

What do you think? Does it go?

Keep smiling xxx

Undress Your Skin Foundation- MUA Review ♡

Hi guys!

Today I went shopping and as I mentioned yesterday I would be picking up a few bits to show you.  After all my moaning on Twitter, I decided I had to go in search of a new foundation. I just cannot afford more Studio Fix on a student budget. 

Today in Superdrug I picked up the MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation. I picked this up after hearing Miss Budget Beauty aka Khila talk about how much she loves it. I chose the shade porcelain as I am extremely pale. I managed to pick this up for £3! Yes I know bargain! It was reduced in my local Superdrug store, so I just had to grab it. I must admit I did not have high hopes for this product. I thought the title suggested it would give a sheer "naked" finish and by all means was I wrong. This product has a beautiful natural finish but still provides amazing coverage. It covers my imperfections and doesn't look to cakey on my skin. This product contains illuminating particles which I normally steer clear of due to my combination skin, but I have to say I am in love. This product is by far the best I have tried from MUA. The shade suits my skin perfectly, the consistency is lovely and the coverage is excellent. I wouldn't recommend this for people with dry skin as I feel would cling to dry patches easily. If you are after a good coverage foundation which suits fair skin tones, go check this out! It wont disappoint.

I have yet to test this for the full day to give you an accurate opinion on lasting power. I have had this on for a few hours, so far it has lasted really well. I haven't spotted any patches where I think need a touch up so far, so I am pleased to say this product gets a big 10/10 from me. 

(Un-blended *bad* swatch)

Have you tried this product?
Keep smiling! xx

Friday, 18 October 2013

Would You Rather (Beauty) TAG!

Hi guys! Today I decided I would have a go at this TAG after seeing it on various beauty blogs and on You-Tube.. 

1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows? I would rather loose all my palettes and eyeshadows as I have never a large amount and I don't wear them on an every day basis. You can recreated eyeshadow looks with different eyeliner shades and techniques anyway!

2.) Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again? I would rather never cut it again! I would look extremely odd and most likely scare people with no hair. Plus I'd love to have really long hair so it's a good option for me!

3.) Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek? I would rather have a coral cheek as I like the peachy tones in coral blushers and pink doesn't suit my skin tone as a block colour.

4.) If you had £1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup? I would rather buy clothes at the moment as I am in desperate need of a wardrobe re-vamp. I am always complaining I have nothing to wear and there's so many nice things I want in the shops this season.

5.) Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick? This is a hard one, I would probably prefer to wear lipstick as eyeliner as strange as that sounds. I don't really have a reason, I just don't fancy having black lips.

6.) Would you rather only shop at MAC or drugstores? If I had an unlimited budget I'd love to shop at MAC for the rest of my life! I'd have a makeup collection worth more than my house! For me right now it would have to be drugstore though, my student budget doesn't allow such beautiful luxuries unfortunately!

7.) Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life? I reckon I could live with a signature red lip for the rest of my life, or even my MAC Brave. I don't tend to wear eye shadow so this is a hard question.

8.) Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter? I would rather wear winter clothes as I don't think I suit a lot of summery clothes. I do tend to wear a lot of tights whether I style them with dresses or shorts. 

9.) Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round? I love dark nails, so definitely dark for me.

10.) Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product? I would rather give up my favourite lip product, as I couldn't live without my black eyeliner. I wear it on a daily basis and don't always wear lipstick so that's an easy choice!

11.) Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun? I would rather be able to wear it in a ponytail as my hair is an awkward length right now. I can't quite get it to sit properly so messy buns take away the problem.

12.) Would your rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss? I would rather be able to use lip gloss, I hate my nails unpainted. I always feel like changing them throughout the week. I don't really bother with lip gloss, I have a few tubes but I don't use them on a daily basis.Although I do use Babylips on an everyday basis, I hope they don't count!

13.) Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday? I would have to choose a brown Sharpie as sad as that sounds. Although I have a block fringe it's hard to cover my brows if I get the dreaded split fringe. I can't believe I am actually saying I would draw my brows on with a Sharpie .. 

14.) Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish? I would rather live without nail polish, even though I love doing my nails. I hate the way my face looks without makeup and I have not yet been able to embrace that natural beauty that everyone's supposed to have! I think mines has gotten lost .. 

Thanks for reading guys! xx


Excuse the awkward horrid smile!

Why hello there.. 
Just a quick post today showing you my makeup look and the products I used. Today I went for a very basic look, as I was not doing much but fancied playing around with makeup. I was in one of those moods that everything I applied I ended up scrubbing off and starting again. I still cannot get the hang of contouring which is really starting to frustrate me.

I'll start with my base, which is Benefit's Porefessional - I recieved a sample of this from my local Benefit counter and I love it! It's perfect for creating a smooth base and doing exactly what it says on the tube. On my dark eye circles, I have Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer in Ivory. I also have this dotted around my chin area as I seem to be having terrible breakouts. On my eyes I have my staple Loreal Superliner in Black, creating a slight winged eye or rather a poor attempt at winged liner. For my lashes, I have Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara on my upper eyelids and Collection's Longer Lash on my bottom lash line. I am wearing my Topshop blusher mentioned in my last post in the shade Head Over Heels, I applied this blusher with my fingers and blended it out using my ELF blusher and bronzer brush. 

Last but not least my lipstick for this look was MAC Brave. I love this lipstick and I think it suits many different skin tones. It's "your lips but better" shade and has a creamy finish. I am wearing a light layer of Barry M Clear Gloss on top, just to keep my lips moisturized in the colder weather. 

I stuck with basic curly hair today, done with my GHD's and a helping hand in the form of hairspray. The necklace I have on was a bargain in the New Look sale a while back, at £2.50. Ofcourse, I have my silver nose stud in also which is nothing fancy!
Apologies for the basic post today, I am going shopping tomorrow so hopefully I will come back with something more interesting for you all to read :)

Keep smiling! xx

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Cream Vs Powder Blush ✌

Hello everyone! 

Today I have a comparison post for you with two blushes I purchased recently. I have just started to use blush and I am beginning to find out what works for me. I purchased two blushers, to help me find what is best for my skin tone and texture. The first blush I have is the Head Over Heels cream blush from Topshop. This is a very bright blush, that appears bubble-gum pink on first impressions but blends out beautifully. The texture of this blush is amazing, its so creamy and easy to blend, it sits lovely on your skin and compliments pale skin tones. I picked this blush up for £6 in my local Topshop. I have since seen the blush mentioned in various magazines. I love the packaging of this blush, the front has the signature Topshop polka-dot pattern and inside it comes with a compact mirror. 

After purchasing a cream blush, I decided I would pick up an alternative. I was in Superdrug and picked up the famous Rose Gold Blush by Sleek. This blush has been highly raved through YouTube and in the blogging world. As you can see from the swatch (R), this blush is very pigmented and has a lot of shimmer through it. I have to say, I am not as impressed as I expected. This blush is far too shiny for my skin, it just doesn't look right and makes my face appear glittery. I can use this blush as a slight highlight but it is still packs a little too much shimmer for me. Unlike the Topshop blush I am unable to blend the Rose Gold out at all without it looking as if I have smudged it across my cheeks. This blush also comes with the compact mirror. I picked this up in Superdrug for £4.99, I think I will go back and pick up some of the matte blush shades from Sleek. Sleek are one of my favourite brands, although this is one product I can say I most definitely don't like and will not repurchase. 

Overall the cream blush wins me over, this is my first cream blush and I am in love! I will be repurchasing some of the different shades from the online site. I am still hoping that I will find a Sleek shade that I fall in love with, as I do love the brand. Unfortunately this one didn't strike gold with me!

Can you recommend a Sleek blusher?
Thanks for reading, keep smiling! xx

Get To Know Me TAG ❤

Hi guys! I have seen this tag on various blogs and decided I would give it a go.. I tag YOU! 

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight? My hair is naturally wavy, it doesn't really go either way. 

2. What is your natural hair colour? Dark brown, almost black. My hair is dyed a kinda of dark brown/red.

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon? I always dye it myself, I used to get it done in a salon and I have a few times. I want to change my hair dramatically so I might go to a salon to get my idea done professionally.

4. How often do you wash your hair? I am terrible with washing my hair, I normally wash it every day or every second day. I know it's bad for your hair but I can't help it, I always think my hair looks greasy or I apply too much product.

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it? I change between straight, curly and a messy up-do. Hair is my downfall, my hairs quite hard to style.

6. Do you do your own nails or go to a salon? I normally do my own manicures as I have a very large nail polish collection, although one of my best friends sometimes does beautiful acrylics for me! 

7. How often to you change your nail polish? It depends where I am going really, if I'm going out I will change my nail polish if it doesn't match up with my outfit.

8. Do you polish your toes in the winter, too or just in the summer?  I don't really paint my toenails as I don't have shoes that show them off, I do them on the odd occasion but it's not in my regular routine.

9. How long does it take to put on your makeup? It varies for me, I can take 15 minutes in a rush or up to an hour if I'm going out for the night. If I'm going to college I can normally get my makeup done within half an hour. 

10. What do you do first? Face or eyes? Face, I don't normally wear products that leave much fall-out so I normally do my concealer and foundation then my eyes and finish it all off with a powder.

11. Do you "collect" makeup or just buy what you need when you need it? I think it's a definite that most blogger's are collectors, it keeps your interest going. I always pick up things that I have heard people talking about and the latest hyped products.

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes? Very rarely as I am terrible at applying them, it takes me an age just to get one eye done. I love the look of them, I just don't have the patience.

13. Do you do a full face of makeup every day? I think I would scare many people if I went out with literally no makeup on every day, I usually put on foundation and eyeliner if I am just popping to the shops. So yeah, basically everyday I have a basic look on my face.

14. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone (or with family)? No, my mum's used to seeing me without makeup. 

15. Will you leave the house without makeup? I will leave the house without makeup on, it's not a necessity but I do feel more confident when I wear makeup. 

16. How many high end products do you have? I have a mix of high end and drugstore. I own mostly drugstore although I have a good mix, most of the high end products I own are MAC.

17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes? I mention this in every tag, but I am terrible I need to wash them more regularly. I normally give them a clean around once every two weeks. (Disgusting, I know!)

18. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed? Unless I have bought a new outfit specifically for an occasion, I am a spur of the moment kinda girl. I usually think of outfits as I am doing my makeup. If it's a college day I sometimes lay out things for the next morning, but not every time.

19. How often do you change your handbag? I have an every day bag, just one from Primark. I am hoping to change to the Topshop bag I featured in my last wishlist post. I don't really change my bag that often, although recently I have seen loads of beautiful bags I might have to splurge on.

20. What time do you get up & go to sleep? On college days- I wake up at 8 and I go to sleep around 11:30pm.. If it's a regular day it depends where I am going and what my plans are.

21. How often & when do you workout? I'm really bad, I don't do much and don't designate time for this.

22. Left-handed or Right-handed? Righty.

23. How tall are you? I am not entirely sure, I reckon I am around 5'7 ish...

24. Do you speak a foreign language? Not at all, I wish I could. I would like to speak Italian.

25. How many pets do you have? I have 5 rabbits and 1 budgie.

26. How often are you on Blogger? Every day, without fail.

27. Do you read the comments posted blogs? I read every single comment and try to reply to everyone ASAP, I love reading comments they make me smile and it's nice to see someone appreciate your time and effort for posts.

28. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts? If a list in my head counts then yes!

29. How did you come up with your blog name? It was just a random idea I came up with, I knew I wanted to put two words together so I went with two words starting with the same letter and magic!

30. What kind of camera do you use? I use my mums old camera- Fugifilm (unsure of model) and my phone.

31. What is your favourite colour? I love black, deep purple and grey! I can't choose a favourite :(

33. What is your favourite beauty/fashion magazine? I buy at least 7 different magazines throughout the week. Heat, Closer, Reveal, Grazia, Look, Cosmo, Glamour, No1 and Marie Claire. 

34. Do you swear? I swear alot more than I should, not around children or in professional environments. 

35. What are you doing with the rest of your day? It's nearly 4 o'clock so I am going to start thinking about getting some dinner soon and hopefully something good comes on television. Later will be my YouTube catch up time and my designated blog reading time.

Hope this wasn't too boring! Thanks for reading! xxx

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Arm Candy! - Casio Watch ♡ (*)

Hi everyone!

 I received this lovely old school Casio watch in the post this morning from a wonderful company called The Watch Hut. The Watch Hut are a company that sell branded watches at bargain prices. They were kind enough to send me this beautiful silver Casio bracelet watch. I have seen these in Urban Outfitters and have never picked one up so I am glad I was sent this product. 

The product came in a postage packed in a plastic watch container. The watch itself has a silver band and silver round the face rim. The frame on the watch face is dark burgundy. I think this watch is easy to style and provides a vintage feel to your outfit. I personally think the watch might need a link removed as it is a bit big around my wrist. In my opinion this watch is perfect for casual outfits and looks great layered with bracelets. The watch is very lightweight and is easy to fasten. I will most likely style this piece with a basic t-shirt, skinny jeans and a large tartan scarf. 

The delivery of this watch was extremely quick, I received the product within a week of sending my details over to the company. I recommend the Watch Hut company to anyone looking for a new watch or searching for a gift for someone special. 

Keep smiling! xxx

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencil- Review ❤

Hi everyone!
 Recently I spotted that Collection cosmetics were two for £5 on certain products in my local supermarket. I picked up two of the Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencil's. I picked these up in the hope that they are similar to the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils that I hope to be purchasing shortly. The shades I have are Vanilla Sky & Gunmetal Glitz. 

I picked these two colours as I thought Vanilla Sky would suit the inner corner highlight in a neutral look and Gunmetal Glitz would add some edge to a smoky eye. I must say I am thoroughly impressed with these products. I love both colours and would definetly repurchase the other shades. The product is creamy on application but sets nicely and doesn't smudge. I think the product may be a little harder to blend than the Maybelline Colour Tattoo's but can be done. The pigmentation and pay-off with these is amazing, you do not need a lot of this product to create your desired look. My favourite out of the two I purchased has to be Gunmetal Glitz as I am a fan of the darker smokey eye. I am going to use Vanilla Sky as a base for the majority of my eye shadows as it can be blended out to a natural cream. 

This product also comes in a pink shade and a deep blue. The one big advantage for this product for me is the lasting power, I have combination/oily skin and these stay perfectly on my eyes. I normally use an ELF eye primer for under my eye shadow but I feel it wouldn't be a suitable base for this product. I would recommend these to anyone, for the price they are a total bargain and easy to apply on the go. 

I have swatched both shades below: 

Keep smiling! xx

Monday, 14 October 2013

New Purchases!

Hi guys! 

This weekend I was in my local shopping centre, getting my bloggers secret santa shopping started! I ended up picking up a few bits and pieces for myself, I couldn't resist. Believe it or not I have never had any Soap and Glory products apart from the Sexy Motherpucker Lip Plumper when I was younger. I decided that I would pick up some of the travel sized ones in Boots to start with. I picked up the Righteous Butter, I have used a small amount and I do think it moisturizes well and has a pleasant smell. The thick consistency of this product works with my skin well as I have quite dry skin around my hands and elbows. I picked up this travel size tub for £2.50 in my local Boots. I also grabbed the Clean On Me shower gel whilst I was in store again for £2.50. I have yet to try this product, but the scent is similar to the Righteous Butter.

 I also popped into Superdrug to look at the MUA range as I usually do. I noticed that MUA have started stocking matte lipsticks, which caught my eye. I picked the Matte Wild Berry shade, which is a deep plum colour. To my disappointment the minute I opened this lipstick the whole product fell out of the plastic casing. I have managed to doctor it back to the way it should be, although I may purchase another to do my in depth review. When I swatched the one I have currently I don't think it applies like a lipstick at all, it's more sheer and balm like than your average matte lipstick. The new range of lipsticks are £1, like most of the MUA products. 

I have been looking for a mousse to try for the past few weeks and I noticed this in my local Superdrug for £2.85. I have used this product since purchasing it and I am in love with it. I don't use it every time I dry my hair, if I am going out I like to apply this to towel dried hair before blow drying. It has little to no scent and doesn't make my hair sticky or leave any residue after drying. Whilst in Bodycare (local health/beauty store) I picked up the Take The Heat Leave in Spray by Aussie. This was an impulse purchase, to be honest I just picked it up to give it a try. It's designed as a heat protector to stop your hair being damaged. I paid £2.99 for this, which I think is a bargain for an Aussie product. I think this bottle has actually been repackaged in the last few months, but this is the old packaging which is why I managed to get it cheaper. 

Thanks for reading, See you soon! xx

Sunshine Award- ♡

* Image from google.

Hi guys! I was nominated by the lovely Hope for the Sunshine Award. I am so grateful that she nominated me and her blog is beautiful! Go check her out over here. Anyway here is my response to her questions.. 

Here are the rules for the Sunshine Award
  • Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
  • List 11 bloggers. They should be bloggers you believe deserve the recognition.
  • Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all of them know that they have been nominated.

1. I am Lisa, I'm 19.
2. I have a severe dislike of olives.
3. I spend way more money than my budget allows.
4. I stay in Scotland.
5. I have am scared of the dentist.
6. I study childcare at college, which I love!
7. I am a Guide leader in training, within two Brownie groups.
8. I love writing, like pen and paper.
9. I love tattoos, well old school designs.
10. I have 5 tattoo's and 4 piercings. 
11. I am addicted to orange Lucozade. 

1. What is your favorite thing about being a blogger?  I love the support you get from other bloggers, and I enjoy looking at everyone's opinions and other blogs. I also love when people comment on your pictures or blogs saying that they like your post or they want to do a specific tag. It just shows that someone has been nice enough to take time out their day to comment.

2. What is your favorite snack? I have a weird awnser to this, I have to say salted pretzels or popcorn.

3. What is your favorite clothing store? I really like Primark, Forever 21, New Look etc. I can't choose a specific one :(

4. Which season is your favorite (spring, summer, fall, winter)? Definitely has to be Autumn, it's not too cold and you can get away with wearing all your boots/scarves etc.

5. Do you have any pets? I have 5 little bunnies and 1 budgie.

6. What is your favorite brand of makeup? Honestly, I think MAC is my favourite if only my budget was limitless I could afford more of it.

7. Where is one place you definitely want to visit someday? I really want to visit NYC, as I mentioned in a previous tag. I really want to check out Sephora and all the great brands they have in America. I have been to Florida a few times but I would rather check out beautiful New York! 

8. What is your favorite animal? I love dogs! I would love a pug or a spaniel puppy.. if only haha..

9. Do you prefer drugstore or high-end makeup? I prefer drugstore as I don't believe that you need to pay alot to still get high quality products. I do like my high-end makeup and others but I own more drugstore and think you can get some decent dupes for high end products.

10. Where do you live? I live in a town just outside Glasgow, which is in Scotland.

11. What is your dream car? I would love a black (checked roof) Mini Cooper... Better start buying my lottery tickets!

My 11 tagged blogs- 

My Questions; 1. Whats your favourite fragrance? 2.How would you describe your style? 3.Whats your makeup must have product? 4.Favourite makeup brand? 5.Studs or Sparkle? 6. What makeup product do you use daily? 7. What is your dream job? 8. Do you have any hobbies minus blogging? 9. What quote would you chose if it had to represent you? 10. What made you start a blog? 11. What makes you smile?

Leave me your responses in comments if you wish!
Thanks for reading guys xx

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Current Shopping Wishlist! ❤

* (Pictures from Forever 21 website, Topshop and River Island online)

Hi guys! 
As I have been shopping recently online for makeup quite a bit I have decided to put together a wishlist of things I like online that I may buy when I get my bursary.
 Starting with the lovely piece in the top left..  This top is from Forever 21, which recently came to my neck of the woods. You can find it here for £11.50- Total bargain!. 
As everyone kept talking about the EOS lip balms, I decided this would make a cheeky wee appearance on my list. I have these on my list for my birthday but if I get a chance I may grab some more on Ebay depending on the verdict! 
I have been needing a new bag for a while now and keep putting it off in the hope my Primark beauty will hold out for a while longer. Next I have the Merino Zip Pocket Bag. This bag is a cheeky Topshop number and is online for £50, although this is a bit out of my normal budget I reckon it will be better quality and wont wear easily. You can find this beauty online here.

I have recently worn out my Vans and I am in desperate need of some new flats to chuck on. This is where the Converse make an appearance, I have always loved Converse and hope to buy a new pair of the black short All Stars. I haven't a clue where is best to buy these, I know the obvious retailers like Schuh and Bank will stock these up!

  A while back I spotted a girl in Topshop wearing red cut out boots similar to the ones I have pictured above. These ones are more "red" rather than the oxblood shade of the Topshop ones. These boots are from River Island and come in at £35.00 half the price of the oxblood pair.You can find these online here. I think matching these with some trimmed socks will look beautiful! Last but not least I have a lovely wee makeup bag from Forever 21- I seen this online after having a look around on their website. I am in need of a new makeup bag as smashed powder and such have ruined by current makeup bag. I love the design of this and think the quirky design is lovely! 

Whats on your wishlist?
See you guys in my next post! xx

Friday, 11 October 2013

Confessions of a Beauty Blogger -

1. How many hours a week do you spend planning/writing/uploading posts?
I can't really pinpoint a specific amount of hours that I spend doing these things. I try to put a post up every day, although I normally take a group of photos every two to three days for the coming posts. I spend about 30 minutes jotting stuff down and thinking of new ideas the day before I blog.

2. Are you a spender or a saver?
I'm definitely a spender unfortunately. I spend money like it burns a hole in my pocket. I don't feel guilty for it though because it makes me feel good when I buy myself new things. I can save if I want to, I'm just really bad at it .. 

3. When is it easiest for you to write your posts?
Being a student I tend to do my posts when I'm not in college, I blog normally on a Monday morning and a Wednesday morning but otherwise it's in the evening when I come in from college. I often do a few posts if it's a day that I have more time or on my half day at college.

4. What makes writing posts comfortable for you?
The people that appreciate my blog make me feel comfortable. It makes my day when someone tells you that your post helped them or made them buy a product. Someone giving you a tiny bit of support can make your day. 

5. What’s your worst make up/hair habit?
My worst makeup habit is most likely not cleaning my brushes often enough. I clean them once every two weeks. I still feel that they could be doing with a weekly clean as they do get pretty messy.

6. What’s one quote you wish the world would live by?
If I had to pick one quote, it would probably be one from John Lennon. This quote isn't one that I wish the world would live by, but it's one I wish people would read into. "Life is what happens when your busy making other plans". I think this quote is perfect, it basically means (in my opinion)  that life has it's own path, even if you try and guide it fate will take its own route. 

7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday?
It depends where I am going really, if I get up early enough and have a decent amount of time I can be around 30/40 minutes including hair and makeup. 

8. What’s your favourite post on your blog?
I don't really have a favourite post, I like my post on Friendly Faces where I show you all of my friends personal makeup choices. I like this post as it's not from my point of view but it was still well received.

9. Who is a beauty blogger that you think deserves more subscribers that they have?
Hailey is a brilliant blogger, who I follow on Twitter and read her blog regularly. She has similar taste to me and uploads beautiful photo's and great posts. If you get a chance go follow her over on her blog! 
10. What’s one this you’re excited about in the coming year?
Blogging wise, I am excited about getting more posts done and seeing what new products I can discover. I am also excited about spending more time with my friends and family. 

11. What’s been your favourite blogging moment?
My favourite blogging moment.. I don't have a specific favourite but I was overly happy when Miss Budget Beauty aka Khila tweeted me. I have been a fan of hers for a while and it's nice when someone has the kindness to recognize that you have tweeted them. 

12. How long does it take to prep for a post?
Normally my prep for posts takes around an hour but it depends entirely on the type of post and the photographs/layout involved. I can spend a full day planning the way I am going to lay things out or what I am going to title the post. It's just dependent on what you want the post to look like and how long/thorough the wording is going to be.

13. Are you wearing jeans/skirt right now or are you wearing pyjama bottoms?
I'm currently in my pyjama's  I've not been feeling great the past few days so I'm just sitting infront of my laptop with some Lucozade and a blanket! 

14. What are you most proud of in your life?
My friends and family. I love each and everyone of them from my mum and dad to all the little ones I have in Brownies! I don't have a very big family so each one of my friends and people I look up to play a big part in my life. 

Thanks for reading guys! x