Sunday 17 February 2013

Where There Is Tea, There's Hope*

Hi Everyone!

Today was my 16th birthday & I've had a great day so I am thinking of posting a 'What I got for my birthday' post, so I was just wondering if anyone was interested?

I was offered the chance to review some Whittard of Chelsea tea a couple of weeks ago and I jumped at the chance because I have always beena fan of Whittard of Chelsea, and two of my personal favourites are their Pink lemonade tea and their dreamtime tea. I think the quality f their products are outstanding and I love them.

I was sent a pack of 3 gorgeous tea's: Jasmine, Moroccan Mint & Gunpowder.

Here are the descriptions of the tea's!

Jasmine: 'An elegant blend of green tea perfumed with jasmine flowers.'
Moroccan Mint: 'A refreshing blend of green tea and spearmint leaves'
Gunpowder: 'A chinese green tea, smooth in taste with a hint of sweetness'

These teas are delicious, they are tea leaves and you have to strain them which means you get the maximum flavour possible. My Gran doesn't usually like tea but she really enjoyed the Moroccan Mint and drank it like a fish! I think all of these flavours are gorgeous and I think that this set would make a lovely present for someone. Each pot of tea is 25g which is a nice amount and make a good few pots of tea!

This retails for £9 which I think is a fantastic price because the quality is fantastic and it is a great way to sample some of Whittard of Chelsea's tea, so if you haven't already tried these I would definitely recommend picking them up along with the rest of the teas because of the ones I have tried I have enjoyed them all!

(This review was sponsored by Age UK travel insurance

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Do you like tea?


Thursday 14 February 2013

MeMeMe Nail Collection Long Lasting Gloss

Hi Everyone!

Happy Valentines Day!
I thought that a pink nail varnish post was appropriate for today.

I am constantly on the search for new nail polishes. I just love them! I have too many, but for some reason I always want more. I won this MeMeMe polish in Sarah's giveaway (check her out here) & I received another blue one which is also gorgeous.

I love this colour, it reminds me of OPI's Japanese Rose Garden. It is a medium, dusty rose colour. It has very subtle silver shimmer running through it, but this is hardly noticeable. This nail polish has a much thicker brush than other nail polish brushes, and this means you can paint your nails very quickly. It also dries incredibly fast! I only needed one coat to achieve opacity with this polish which is amazing, and I didn't put a top coat on and it lasted all week! 

This also dries with a lovely 'Satin' finish and with a top coat it is super shiny which I love. I think these are great and I love the names of the polishes. I will definitely be picking some more of these polishes up next time I am in Superdrug.
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What are your favourite nail polish brands?

Tuesday 12 February 2013

MeMeMe Baked Shadow in Goddess Eyes

Hi Everyone!

When I received this from Sarah Norris after winning her giveaway, check out her blog here I wasn't expecting to like it. Don't get me wrong I LOVE shimmery nude eyeshadows, but I have never gotten along with mineralized eyeshadows from the drugstore. They are either too chalky, don't stay, and most of the time have zilch pigmentation, but these, well I love them! 

These are super pigmented as you can see in the picture above(and they were light swatches!) They last all day, are creamy and blend very well. These look beautiful and they almost look 'wet' on the eyes, because they are so shimmery.

These colours compliment each other perfectly, and the good thing is, instead of having to take a palette or a big quad you can just take this, which is just a bit bigger than a single eyeshadow. The great things about mineralized/baked products as well are you can use them 10,000 times and you will barely have a dent in the product!

I will definitely be trying these in some other colours.

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What are your favourite eyeshadows?

Sunday 10 February 2013

50 Facts About Me

I have read a few people's posts like this & I really enjoyed reading them,so I thought I'd give it a go too, so I hope you enjoy this post!

  1. My best friend is like my sister
  2. I am absolutely obsessed with the Killers
  3. My first concert was Girls Aloud when I was about 9
  4. Chinese is my favourite food
  5. I could eat mini eggs all day if given the chance
  6. I have an absolute addiction to nail varnish
  7. I am in Year 11
  8. I am dead scared about going to Sixth Form
  9. I am in love with my phone
  10. I have a horse who I absolutely love
  11. My favourite colour is duck egg blue
  12. Music is my life
  13. I LOVE makeup
  14. I hate spicy food
  15. Blogging makes me so happy
  16. I love replying to comments, they put a massive smile on my face
  17. I love dresses, I wear them all the time
  18. I would love to live in France
  19. I am obsessed with learning new languages
  20. I have a huge phobia of needles
  21. I have always wanted to get blonde highlights
  22. I couldn't live without my iPod
  23. I am always dying my hair
  24. Perfume is one of my favourite things in the world
  25. I am obsessed with everything vintage
  26. I am an early bird
  27. I eat Weetos all day every day
  28. I wish I had straight hair
  29. I wish my hair wasn't so frizzy
  30. I love travelling
  31. I used to scream in my sleep
  32. I am a Daddy's girl
  33. I hate coffee, I can only drink Mocha
  34. I could spend all day in Boots
  35. 80% of my wardrobe is from H&M 
  36. I love baking
  37. I want a pair of Beats headphones so badly
  38. I am a MASSIVE Merlin fan
  39. I am obsessed with fake tan in the summer
  40. I wish I wasn't so pale
  41. Cows scare the hell out of me
  42. I have one brother
  43. I have a french pen pal who I talk to every day & would love to meet one day
  44. I would love to go to University in France or Berlin
  45. I always used to break my bones & have had a million Xrays
  46. The dentist scares me...
  47. I used to scream in my sleep
  48. I can't watch horror movies
  49. I think David Walliams is the funniest man on Earth
  50. I ALWAYS take pictures of everything
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Friday 8 February 2013

MUA Heaven & Earth Palette

I know that I am super duper late with posting this, but I must have had this palette for about a year now, and got it pretty much as soon as everyone starting raving about it, but it dawned on me the other day when I was using this little beauty that I hadn't actually posted a review on it, so I thought I would do one anyway, especially as this seems to be becoming popular again due to it being out of stock on the MUA Website.

In my opinion everybody needs a neutral palette, a neutral palette is great for creating a more subtle every day look, and especially in summer I think neutrals are a must!

I picked this palette up a while back for £4, which to start with is an absolute steal because you get 12 shadows meaning the shadows work out at 33p each which is insane, and secondly they are such fantastic quality.

They are super pigmented, as you can see from the swatches and that is only a light swatch. They are not chalky or dry and don't create fall out when you are applying them. They blend really well and don't crease. When applied over a primer these last all day.

I have heard quite a few people say they would like some mattes in this palette, as they are all shimmery, however I have never really liked mattes as much, and when I get a palette with mainly matte eyeshadow I don't tend to use it as much, I prefer shimmery shadows, so for me that isn't really a problem.

For £4 I think everyone should have one of these in their collections, because you really can't go wrong.

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What do you think of this palette?


Wednesday 6 February 2013

Revlon Matte Lipstick 'Pink Pout'

I picked this lipstick up in Duty Free last August for about £3, which was an awesome saving because I think these are usually round the £7.99 mark?

I had been wanting a matte lipstick for a while but didn't want to pick up the MAC version in case I didn't like it, because then it would be £14 wasted, so I decided to pick up this lipstick from Revlon instead.

Pink pout is a gorgeous medium pink lipstick with cooler purple undertones. This can be applied sheerly to give a more dulled down look or applied more generously to give a brighter look. 

My first thought when picking up this lipstick was that because it is a matte lipstick I will have to re apply lip balm to my already dry lips every 5 minutes, and maybe it won't look that great on me. However it was soon apparent that this was not the case, even though I have dry lips naturally this didn't emphasise this and made my lips look very smooth, although this is not the most moisturising lipstick on the market it is very moisturising for a matte lipstick. I just made sure I applied lip balm under this lipstick and it lasts the whole day without drying my lips out.

This is a gorgeous colour and has fantastic staying power, it leaves almost a slight stain to the lips which is great and I only have to re apply this once if I want to keep it staying super pigmented, however it is still a lovely colour even when it does dull down. This can be worn on its own for the matte effect or you can apply a lip gloss over the top, if the matte look isn't the look you're going for.

The other thing I love about this lipstick is that it doesn't look 'powdery' on the lips. I have had matte lipsticks in the past that look powdery and dry, and trust me that is not a good look. This one however doesn't look like this at all, and looks fantastic on the lips.

I really want to try some more of these, and the next shade I've got my eye on is 'Smoked Peach'.

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Have you tried Revlon lipsticks?
What do you think of them?


Monday 4 February 2013

Nail Polish Collection #2

*Warning Picture Heavy Post*

Hi Everyone!

I am back again with part 2 of my nail polish collection as part 1 proved very popular. I will be doing these posts every week until I have worked my way through my collection.

Check out part 1 of my nail polish collection here


Mint Green


 Unknown Shade


Shocking Pink


Blue Moon


Bright Red

Black Shatter Effect 

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Do you own any of these polishes?
What do you think of Barry M?


Sunday 3 February 2013

NOTD 3/2/13

What I am wearing:

Models Own 'Lilac Dream'
Models Own 'Beth's Blue' 

& the Models Own 'Indian Ocean' over the top.

I love this combination

What do you think?

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Saturday 2 February 2013

Soap & Glory Fab Pore Facial Peel

I had been wanting to try this face mask from Soap & Glory for ages, and then when I saw that it was £2 off in Boots(making it £6) I decided to pick it up.

As part of my skincare routine I apply this three times a week, so I have probably used this about 10 times so far and I have used about a third of it. You only need a grape size amount because a little goes a long way.

What Soap & Glory Say:
  'Intensive action pore-refining facial peel. Give us your pores: Rub a grape sized dollop of 'THE FAB PORE' into your face and massage in circles until the green beads have all dissolved. (Those with a high tendancy for clogging should focus on their t-zone, chin, or areas with large, open, or problem pores.) Leave on for five minutes for a quick refresher, or fifteen for a real deep-cleaning do-it-yourself kind of 'facial'. Rinse well, and follow with your favourite Soap & Glory moisturiser. (How's that for self-promotion?)Repeat 2-3 times a week'

This is fantastic, especially for those of us with oily & combination skin. This really deep cleans and I have definitely had less breakouts since using this, and the breakouts I already had were definitely calmed by this. This takes out all the excess oil in your skin without overly drying the skin out, but I would definitely recommend applying a good moisturiser after this to make sure your skin doesn't over compensate for the oil loss.

I usually leave this on for the full 15 minutes for a deep clean and then take it off with a muslin cloth.

Although the £8 does seem a bit steep at first(which is what put me off) it is actually a bargain. If you think about other face masks, lets take LUSH's fresh face masks for example, they are about £5 and only last 4/5 times, whereas this you will get 30-40 applications for £8 and it is absolutely fantastic.

I would 100% recommend picking this up, it lasts ages, clears up your skin, and is nice for a pamper session!

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What's your favourite facemask?