Sunday, 27 October 2013

Beauty | MUA Lip Liners

A little while ago I went on a massive MUA spending spree, and in that spree I brought (nearly) all of the MUA Lip Liners. I was never one for a lip liner, until my red lipstick started to smudge and bleed all down my face!

For £1.00 each of these Lip Liners are hardly bank breaking, and they're the perfect colours to what I use most of too! I brought the Lip Liners in Pink Me Up, Red Drama and Softly Lined. The final colour which is Brooding Plum I decided against as I don't have any dark lipsticks. (See I can be sensible with my purchasing sometimes!!)

Red Drama is a perfect red which will go with most lipsticks which I own and is a lot more matte compared to Pink Me Up and Softly Lined which are rather shimmery. I know quite a few people don't particularly like shimmer, but I have to say, I don't really have a preference between matte or shimmer, I tend to just go with the mood I'm in!

Finally, my next favourite thing about these lip liners, other than their price is their packaging. I adore how the lids of the liners are sharpeners too. I'm forever searching around for a sharpener when it comes to my eyeliner or lip liner and 9 times out of 10 I've lost it! So the design of these are just perfect!

As you can tell, I'm a massive fan of the MUA Lip Liners! Have you tried them yet?! 
Thursday, 17 October 2013

Beauty | I Just Can't Help Myself

Vitamin E Body Lotion 250ml £8.00, Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream 50ml - £10.00, Spa Wisdom Africa Ximenia & Salt Scrub - £15.00

I am now pretty sure that shopping and beauty products are my biggest weakness, I just can't help myself, especially when it's this time of year and there are so many bargains to be had alongside with Christmas shopping!

My recent purchases from The Body Shop include two 250ml Vitamin E Body Lotions which are brilliant for everyday use. I don't really know why I have two?! I might include one in a giveaway of lots of goodies?!

Next, I brought the Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream. I've been wanting to try the Seaweed range for ages, and I mean ages, I've head so many good things about this range that I just had to own at least one product from it! I've recently been suffering with really oily skin, (which could also be due to my current poor diet!) With mattifying in the name, I'm hoping it will be able to help, even if it just slightly helps, I'll be happy. Nothing seems to be working at the moment. I hate having combination skin!!

Finally, I treated myself and my Mum to the Spa Wisdom Africa Ximenia & Salt Scrub. We had this product in the past and loved everything about it, the smell is to die for and the consistency of the scrub is just incredible. This has to be my most favourite Body Scrub of all time!

As you can probably tell, I currently have an addiction to The Body Shop! What's your current Beauty favourites?!
Thursday, 10 October 2013

Beauty | The Body Shop Honeymania Collection

250ml Honeymania Shower Gel - £4.00, Honeymaina Lip Balm - £4.00, 200ml Honeymania Body Butter - £13.00
Now you may or may not know that The Body Shop is one of my favourite brands when it comes to skin and body care. Their products are fantastic, and the best thing about them is that they're all made using natural, community fair trade ingredients such as Honey from Bezamar in Ethiopia which is in the Honeymania and Honey Bronze products. And finally, they don't test on animals.
Honeymania is one of the latest collections to be released from The Body Shop and despite not liking Honey in the slightest I just had to have it and try it. Now I really cannot stand Honey. I find the smell and taste to be very off-putting, so I was incredibly surprised when I instantly fell in love with this fragrance. I would say that is has a very delicate Honey scent with the slight hint of floral. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I love it!
"We source our Community Fair Trade honey from Bezamar in Ethiopia. The honey is made in the Bale Eco-Region, where hives are handcrafted from locally grown bamboo. The raw comb is harvested and the honey is separated, filtered and tested for quality. These traditional methods promote strong, healthy bees and deter logging."
Personally, I think it's brilliant to know that the products I'm buying are made from natural sources and that the money which I've used to buy them is going to a good course such as the Bale Forestry Enterprise to help protect the bio-diversity of the Bale Eco-Region.
Of course the products don't need explaining themselves, everyone knows how brilliant The Body Shop Body Butters are, along with their Shower Gels, and my new favourite; with a less concentrated fragrance is the Lip Balm.
For as long as The Body Shop continue to keep these amazing values, they will always have a customer in me. Plus, I've already been eyeing up new products to buy such as the Honeymania Bath Melt!
Have you tried anything from the Honeymania collection yet?!
Monday, 7 October 2013

Update | Where have I been?

It feels like it's been forever since I last sat down and wrote a blog post. I had planned to do the September blogging challenge, but that didn't quite go to plan and as usual, life got in the way!
These past few weeks have been so hectic for me, with the biggest change of all being starting University. University seemed like such a daunting experience to me, I was so anxious about what was waiting for me, but I love it and I couldn't be happier. I'm not your normal uni student who lives in halls or in a house with a whole load of students. I commute about a 45 minute train journey twice a week, but there's no price to pay when it comes to the fact that I get to keep my normal home life with my family, friends and boyfriend in my hometown. Some may say I'm missing out on the who uni experience, but I'm really happy and content with it.

Through mid September it was my boyfriend, Tyler's birthday and we celebrated it by going away for the weekend and exploring places such as Portsmouth, Littlehampton and Chichester. This was probably one of the best weekends of the year and we didn't want it to end. It's nice to just escape to somewhere which is unfamiliar to the both of you and just explore and get lost in each other without having to worry about other commitments and other people
Another change you may have noticed is that my blog has had a revamp! It was getting me down; my old blog design. I had designed it and very poorly at that. I wanted something professional looking and I just can't get the hang of this html stuff, and this was when I came across Steph from Bonjour Belle. Thanks to Steph, I now have a beautiful new blog design and something which actually makes me feel proud to blog on, I just now need to sit down and start writing these posts! As well as a lovely new blog design, I was also treated you a gorgeous new laptop from my Mum, after my very old, out-dated laptop died on me I've been boring a very small Netbook and getting very frustrated at the size and quality of it. For doing so well with my A-level results and getting into uni Mum treated me and I feel totally spoilt. So yes, there are no more excuses for me not to blog anymore!

These are probably the biggest changes in the last few weeks, I'm thinking of doing a monthly roundup series rather than weekly, (as I'm really not that interesting) but perhaps it's something I'll look to add to my blog come 2014 when I reflect on my blogging achievements and goals?
Tyler and I, being totally photogenic and posing before going out to dinner.
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