Sunday, 6 September 2015

L'Oreal Miss Manga Punky Mascara

Hi guys!

Today I will be reviewing the L'Oreal Miss Manga Punky Mascara.

So I've been using the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara for some time now and I thought it was time to try something a bit different. I found the Lash Sensational mascara to clump too much for my liking and it didn't separate my lashes as much as I would have hoped. 

I picked the Miss Manga Punky Mascara from my local Superdrug for £7.99 which I thought was reasonably priced. The main reason I opted for this mascara was the packaging. It is really cute and shiny and I am drawn to anything that looks a bit different!

I wasn't sure what to expect with this mascara because I didn't want my eyes to look too cartoon-ish, but I was pleasantly surprised when I first applied this product. The brush is lovely, it doesn't pick up too much product and it glides nicely onto your lashes. My lashes look long and spiky, but not too unnatural and I could definitely wear this day or evening as it builds up nicely. I also found that it applies well to the lower lashes too. I have struggled with mascara that has clumped on my lower lashes and given me a great panda look! This mascara however, separates my lashes and gives a more natural, day time look.

I'm really impressed with this product and I would definitely recommend it. It lasts all day and is also really easy to remove. I couldn't fault it!

Have you tried this mascara? What did you think?

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Monday, 31 August 2015

25 Facts About Me

Hi guys!

So this is a bit of a different one, but today I will be telling you a little more about myself!

  1. I was born on a Sunday
  2. My favourite colour is teal
  3. I have been to the same place on holiday (Bodrum, Turkey) 15 times!
  4. I have dyed my hair more times than I can remember...
  5. I am naturally blonde
  6. I love curry
  7. I have a slight Moomin obsession
  8. I absolutely love cooking...
  9. My favourite thing to cook is chilli pasta bake
  10. I nearly blinded myself when I was about 5 years old when I ran into a wooden fence :(
  11. I once superglued my fingers together and my dad's socks to the floor. We had to call an ambulance!
  12. I have trypophobia.
  13. My middle name is Mary (eurgh)
  14. I love metal, rock and alternative music, but if Beyonce comes on, I will sing along!
  15. Cats are my favourite animal
  16. I have always wanted to visit America...
  17. I used to have a phobia of mushrooms
  18. I love vampire movies (Lost Boys, Fright Night, 30 Days of Night)
  19. I have a 32 year old brother
  20. I currently work as an admin assistant at a bistro restaurant in the centre of Lincoln
  21. My favourite game is and always will be Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  22. I really struggle with my shyness, it gets me down most days
  23. To me, fish and chips on the beach are probably one of the best things in life
  24. I am absolutely terrified of spiders
  25. I am 5ft 9 and have size 8 feet
So there you go! I hope you have got to know me a little better! 

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Summer Favourites

Hi guys!

Today I will be talking all about my summer favourites. Summer is almost over so I thought it would be good to show you guys some of the things I have been loving this year!

First up is the Black Cami dress from Primark. This cost me £5 and it is one of the best purchases I have ever made. I even bought it in white because I love it so much! I wear it with a little bandeau underneath because otherwise it is kinda see through and I don't want to flash my boobs too much! I tend to wear this with sandals and a little cardigan, great for hot weather and I've worn it a lot this summer!

Next is the Nirvana vest top from Primark which cost me £8. It has a really cool twisted back and it looks really nice with a bandeau or cami top underneath. It looks good with skinny jeans or a pair of shorts, depending on the weather. This has been one of my go to looks recently as it is so comfortable to wear, especially on really hot days (not that we've had many) and goes with pretty much anything.

Next up is the Vera Wang Rock Princess perfume. I absolutely love this perfume. It actually belonged to my mum initially but she was really nice and gave it to me as she didn't wear it very much. This perfume has 'notes of peach, raspberry and bergamot; heart notes of heliotrope, rose, jasmine and lily; and bottom notes are cashmere wood, musk, iris, and coconut'. The peach and lily notes really come through and make this perfume great for days or evenings. This costs £22 on Amazon for 100ml, so really not bad at all for a great perfume which has a scent that lasts all day!

Fourthly is the Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick which sells for £4.99 at Boots. I love this shimmer brick as the shades are all gorgeous and give a really subtle glow to your skin. There are 4 different shades in the palette and they all blend together to give a great effect on your skin. I hate bronzers that make your skin too dark as I am very pale and usually bronzers make me look like I've had a fake tan disaster! This one however, blends well with my skin and just gives me a nice glow. Definitely a must have this summer!

Next is Rhubarb and Vanilla Body Butter from Wilkinsons. I absolutely love the smell of this product! It lasts all day and makes your skin feel so soft. I was unsure when I first bought it as it was so cheap (99p); I didn't think it would be that brilliant but I was so wrong. I now own this body butter in Strawberry and Pomegranate and Blueberry and Grape too because I can't get enough of the scents. I have had loads of compliments since using this and it shows that you don't need to spend a lot of money to get a great product!

Next up is the Raspberry and Vanilla Milk Original Source shower gel. This product smells bloody lovely and the smell lasts for most of the day. This product makes your skin smell amazing and really soft and gives me a great boost in the morning. I actually look forward to using this product as it makes me feel really confident. I will definitely be using this product for the rest of the year.

Finally, the Brown Gladiator Sandals from Primark, which cost £10. These sandals go with pretty much any outfit, which is why I have added them to my summer favourites. I don't think I have taken them off this summer tbh. They are so comfortable and for £10, a real bargain. They have lasted me since June and they are still in great condition so that's a positive too. I would definitely recommend investing in a pair of these!

What are your summer favourites? Any recommendations?

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Monday, 17 August 2015

It's been a while...

Hi guys!

Hope you have all been well!

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted.

My mental health took a turn for the worse and I've been struggling for the last few months, luckily I am getting back to my good old self slowly but surely and I want to get back into my blogging as it cheers me up a lot!

I also have a new job, I start on Tuesday. It's only a part time admin assistant but it's what I have been looking to do for a while now. I'm so excited but also slightly petrified!

What else is new? Oh I went to Croatia with my boyfriend and my parents. It was amazing. Everyone should go. I went to a tiny village call Stobrec, but we went into Split most days. It is so gorgeous and so cheap. I never thought I'd be able to get beer for a pound!

I will be starting to do some more posts now, so hopefully that's something for you to all look forward to!

Look forward to reconnecting with everyone again! Wahoo!
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Lotion

Hi everyone!

Its been a little while, I have had a super busy week so I haven't really had the chance to post on here :( but I am back and I have more time now so yeah, lets get on!

I received a sample of the Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturising Lotion last week and I finally got round to using some over the last couple of days. This moisturiser claims to 'significantly improve the condition of dry skin in just 2 weeks', and I can completely see this working. It normally retails for about £5 for 300ml, which I feel is fairly reasonable for the quality.

I have used this only a couple of times and I can already feel the difference on my elbows and my knees especially. As soon as you put the lotion on, your skin feels smooth and hydrated. This product is also fragrance free, which for some may be off putting but I think some products can be overpowering so this is fine for me. The consistency is also really nice. It feels quite thick but it absorbs so quickly, so you don't have to wait for ages to get dressed after using it, which is great for people who are constantly in a rush like me!

I think, especially over the winter months, this lotion would be perfect for anyone struggling with dry skin. I have really dry, flaky patches on my arms and legs and anything that claims to be hydrating and smoothing is extremely appealing. As I have only recently heard of the Aveeno range, I would definitely get the full size bottle of this product (300ml) and try many of their other products.

A definite winter must have!
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