Friday, 9 December 2016

NYX Liquid Lipstick Review

So a couple of week ago I decided to treat myself to a couple of new lipsticks. I've had my eye on some NYX lippy shades for a while and this time I just thought i'd take the plunge and get a couple. I've never owned a liquid lipstick before nor have I owned anything from NYX so I was rather excited to try something new. I'm a bit late jumping on the bandwagon I'm aware but I wanted to share with you the things that I love and dislike about them.

This lip shade is from the Soft matte collection and is perfect for autumn and winter months due to its plummy berry shade. It looks lovely on the lips, when applying it goes on smoothly with no streaks. However it is a bit drying on the lips but out of the two it is the least drying, it also takes a while to dry completely. For me personally the negatives don't put me off that much because I absolutely adore this colour on me and I do love the product.

This lip shade is from the Liquid Suede collection and I know I'll be wearing this colour at any time of the year. I'd say this is a dupe for Velvet teddy as it looked quiet similar when I had it on my lips BUT I think I'm the only person that can't tell the difference between all nudes, they all look the same to me. But back to the product. I absolutely love this shade, as I'm a big nude lipstick fan, but this one is very drying, it doesn't feel very pleasent so I'm not a big fan. This one also takes a while to dry but even when it's dry to me it feels quiet sticky on the lips and that's a big factor to put me off. I'm not overly all that impressed with their suede collection so I don't think i'll be trying any more shades any time soon.

Out of the two, they're completely different shades and I absolutely adore both colours but Budapest has to be my favourite overall. I'm highly impressed with the Soft matte collection, I'd like to invest in some other colours because I've fallen in love already.

What was your favourite out of the two? Have you tried any of the NYX liquid lipsticks? Let me know your thoughts.

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Back to blogging (life update)

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Hey lovelies,

It's been a while since I last blogged so this is going to be a short chatty post just to let you know where I'm at now if any of you have an ounce of interest.

ANYWAY, the reason why I left without an explanation is because I moved up to Liverpool for University and just got caught up in everything, so much was going on and I found it hard to juggle multiple things about because there was meeting new people and getting to know them, easing myself into my new course, as well as adjusting this this new environment and living away from home with people I've just met for the first time. Let's just say I went through a roller coaster of emotions. I didn't 'party hard' neither, I'm basically already a granny at the age of 20, wow. 

In that short space of time, I found myself becoming more and more unhappy and feeling really low that I isolated myself and didn't really socialise as much as I should have done, hence why I didn't live up to the student life drinking the majority of the time. So I've taken myself away from the situation and decided to come back home and commute to uni instead, it just wasn't for me, not yet anyway. Moving back home has to be one of the best decisions I've ever made with regards putting my happiness first, if I'd have stayed it would have only got worse. However now I'm feeling miles better, I can't help but feel like I'm missing everyone and that I'm away from everything. Just wish there was a way to meet in the middle were i'm in a happy mental state but still get to stay close with all my friends and go out and all that jazz even if I am living at home. 

So yeah I'm back home, feel like i'm me again, finally returning to blogging but drowning in assignment after assignment, and no money creeping into my overdraft because I can't manage my money to save my life. 

Hope you're all well and have a lovely weekend, sending all my love x

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Friday, 2 September 2016

Why I'm Not Ready To Adult

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If you didn't already know in 2 weeks time I'm going to University. So that means in 2 weeks time I'll be moving out of my family home and moving in to Student accommodation with 5 other complete strangers that could be potential friends of mine. Now let me tell you I am absolute terrified and I'm absolutely not ready for this big step in life but when will I ever be ready? I think the best thing for me now is to just throw myself in the deep end learn how to deal with it basically. Change can be good right? So I thought considering 99% of my blog posts are lists that I would write, yes another list blog post on reasons why I'm not ready to become an Adult. 

1. I don't know how to manage money to save my life 

2. My mum still has to ring the doctors for me 

3. I can't get through the day unless I've slept in till past dinner time or I've had an afternoon nap

4. Never used a washing machine in my life 

5. I avoid cooking at all costs 

6. Somehow I still manage to miss my mouth and spill food down myself 

7. I still have to sleep with the landing light on 

8. I refuse to talk on the phone with strangers 

9. Cleaning? HAHAHA 

10. When I hear the word work/job I want to curl up into a ball 

Wish me look on my 'new beginning' cause I'm going to need it!

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Monday, 29 August 2016

3 Fears I Need To Work On

Hey my lovelies! 

So I've had 3 weeks off blogging and I thought it was time to make an appearance again (this is also an unplanned post). I've had some time to reflect on how I've been feeling and what's been causing me to feel like that an I've sussed it. I now just need to figure out a away how I can cope with all these emotions before I explode and stop worrying about stuff before it's even happened. I need to just chill the fuck out basically. So I saw a lovely girl called Kate create a post '5 Fears I Need To Work On' and I thought why not create my own version? This would be perfect for me right now and I've learnt by writing things down it really helps me. This post is purely for me but I hope you enjoy reading it. 

Before I start another blog post that has helped me MILLIONS recently is 'Things to Tell Yourself When You Overthink Everything' If you're a big over thinker like I am then you need to check this out. 

RIGHT. I'll get on with it then 

Fear of everyone leaving me
Now this may sound silly to some people but throughout my life people have left me willingly. I think it may have something to do with my dad because he's not around anymore. I'm moving out in a couple of weeks and for some reason it's like as if I've got in my head that my mums not going to be around anymore and I have to do everything all by my self with no support. I know it's silly but I can't help worrying. 

Fear of people not liking me 
I don't know what it is but I just want people to like me. I'm not a horrible person I've been described as caring and that I have a loving heart, I wouldn't go out of my way to upset anyone or hurt them, that's just not my thing. But you know them people that treat you like shit and walk all over you and decide they don't like you because you're an 'easy target' yeah. 

Fear of change 
This is the biggest one I need to work on asap. I've got some big changes in my life happening right now and I'm finding it so hard to accept this, it's out of my comfort zone. The change of moving away and going to University is supposed to be a positive thing but my brain is making it a negative thing and I'm feeling all kinds of things and acting in all kinds of different ways. Like I said before I just need to chill out and stop worrying. 

What fears do you need to work on?

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Friday, 29 July 2016

Benefit Ready, Set, Brow! Review

If you're a Beauty Blogger or a girl who is seriously into makeup then you would have already heard that Benefit have released a new brow range only it's not fully a new range, they've just revamped your favourite products and introduced new shades as well as some new products. The Benefit brand have always been into having 'on fleek' eyebrows, in my opinion I think that's what they're most know for, that's how they stood out to me anyway. I've been really into buying magazines recently So when I noticed Marie Claire had the Ready, Set, Brow! Clear eyebrow gel I just had to pick it up and try it. What won me over is that a few people have said that this product WILL keep your eyebrows in place no matter what, which is something I need because I've been using Maybelline's Brow Drama in Clear to set my brows and it honestly doesn't do anything for me. 

The product itself comes in this super cute silver metallic tube and the name of the product printed on the tube in a cute pastel pink colour which I absolutely adore, now I don't normally do pink but I love each and every single one of the pastel colour's don't ask me why I just do. The packaging shape kind of reminds me of a chess piece, I'm not sure if that's the look they were going for but either way I think it's rather cool. But I have a feeling it'll be like marmite, you either love it or you hate it. The way they've designed the wand I think is quiet clever, it's got double sided bristles one sides thicker and the other is finer which caters to how precise you want your brows, I find that rather handy. 

Now onto discussing what I think of the product.. 

I bloody love this product! I'm not sure if it is an old favourite or it's a newly introduced one but I love it. It glides on really well, it's not clumpy, flaky and doesn't have air bubbles like I've experienced before with other clear brow gels. And it actually sets my brows in place, I put it to the test, once it dried I tried messing up my brows but they just didn't budge, they kept spring right back into place how it'd set them. It lasted all day for me and I think ti smells really nice too which is a bonus. The only thing that puts me off is the price of the product it retails at £18.50 which is a little too steep for me. I'd really love to buy this because I'm SO impressed but it's just too much. However I'm curious as to what their other brow products are like. 

What did you think of the new Benefit Brow collection? 

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

5 Things I Wish I Was Told Before I Started Blogging

It's been 5 months since I first created my blog, but I think it was abut a week later till I started actually writing on my blog, it took me so long to figure out how to design my blog with the template, banner and all that html crap. My blogs design has changed a lot since then though and I'm really happy with how it looks now but then again it's still in progress. But since I've finally got the hang of how things work and I feel like I know everything I need to know., I wanted to write a post on things I wish I'd have known or have been told before I started blogging, I've come up with 5 things to represent each month I've been blogging for so far.

1. Sometimes you will want to give up
Everytime I get stuck for ideas on what to write I wan't to give up, I end up thinking this is it, I'm not going to be able to think of any more ideas so I'll just stop blogging. I've only been blogging a few months and even now it's been so difficult to come up with things to blog about that are 'original'. Apparently it's a normal thing to have 'bloggers block' that's what they call it and it's okay to take a break and not give up because ideas will come flowing back. At the end of the day you can talk about whatever the hell you like because somewhere on the internet it's already been written about. As long as it's in your words it's original enough.

2. How to turn down PR collabs in a polite manner
A few times now I've had brands contacting me to collab with them, but it's them type that rip you off and give nothing back in return. However because I'm only doing blogging for a hobby at the moment it's not really something I'm interested in at this moment in time, this may change in the future though. I'm just enjoying having a blog to write on and having fun out of it. If anyone would like to tell me the answer to this point I'd appreciate it because I still don't know how to.

3. How big the blogging community actually is
When I was in school I'd never even heard of blogging, it wasn't until I started watching Youtube videos by Zoella and Tanya Burrs I was enlightened that Blogging was a thing. Still then no one ever spoke about it who I was surrounding my self with. It was even later until I made my own blog and got involved in twitter chats etc that I was like wow all these people have something in common with me.

4. Blogging takes up a lot of your time
Before starting my blog I didn't know how much I'd be into blogging, only now I've realised I'm really passionate about what I'm doing, I enjoy it a mahoosive amount and I just want to blog all the time. I know other bloggers are committed because it's their full time job but I'm committed because I enjoy it so much. I will spend all day everyday pretty much doing blogging tasks that needs be done like writing up blog posts for the week, promoting previous posts, being active on pinterest, twitter and Instagram, replying to blog comments, reading other peoples blog posts and commenting. Sometimes I do wish I wasn't so engrossed in blogging considering it's only a hobby. I enjoy it but I get stressed out every now and then because I have to keep up.

5. People won't visit your blog unless you promote it 
Building up a loyal following takes time, and you can only do that if you put your blog out there and promote your posts on twitter or commenting on other peoples blog posts and leaving a link to your blog at the end of your comment. Just be humble and genuine and people will like you. 

What things do you wish you knew before you started blogging? 

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Friday, 22 July 2016

My 10 Biggest Pet Hates About Working In A Supermarket

Three times a week I have to follow the same exhausting pattern of running around on my sore feet, accidentally dropping jars of pickled onions on the floor and then stinking out the entire shop out and never failing to run over my toes with a roller (basically a cage with products stacked inside for anyone who doesn't know) full to the top with cans of soup and veg or trapping my hand in the warehouse doors as I'm rushing out. I thought I'd share with you some of the things that bug me when working, in hope to give you an insight on the struggles I go through on a daily basis. Hopefully any fellow retail workers are able to relate.  

1. Them people that want to buy alcohol but have no ID, you aren't going to get served if you have no ID and look under the age of 25. Please don't shout at me I'm only doing my job

2. I've worked there that long I've now memorized the crappy playlist and the announcements on the tannoy word for word and the exact time it is when and they're announced

3. Watching a customer dump their bag of potatoes on the isle where the cereal is. Like you have to be kidding me? When you're on your way to the checkouts you will pass the potatoes surely you can take them back yourself. The potatoes aren't even on the same department as me and I now have to walk run all that way to put them back when I have like 20 full rollers to do in 4 hours. That's an exaggeration but you get the point I'm too busy?

4. If you drop your carton of milk or box of eggs on the floor please come and find me so I can clean it up so someone doesn't hurt themselves don't just walk away and leave me to find it

5. And don't dump your half eaten sandwich or chewed chewing gum on the shelf, it's disgusting, there's a bin right outside of the store, you can't miss it. True story I've once had to clean smeared shit of the shelf. Just don't do it please, for my health 

6. My knickers turn from briefs into a thong in less that 20 seconds every 20 seconds. And I have to awkwardly delve right in to pull it out, bet the security guard gets a right good laugh. It's the pants fault 

7. Every Friday or Saturday night and 15 year olds come in causing trouble and ask silly questions like "Have you seen my mate? Phil McCrackin?" Heard them all

8. Being surrounded by food up until my break but still not knowing what to eat 

9. Being too warm throughout summer because the air con isn't switched on

10. When the Christmas Playlist makes an appearance

Whats your biggest pet hate about retail? 

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