Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Wow, can anyone else not believe that it's Christmas TOMMOROW?! It's absoloutly crazy! 

I would like to wish every single one of you a fabulous Christmas! I hope you have an amazing day filled with fun, food and presents! Most of all, spend time with your family and friends! 

Merry Christmas everyone!


Saturday, 21 December 2013

The Christmas Tag 2013

Hello Everyone!

Are you excited for Christmas? I'm feeling positively Scrooge-like as it's the 21st of December (where did the year go) and I haven't done any Christmas themes posts. So when I saw this post on Alice's lovely blog I thought I'd get on board. The tag was created by the amazing Georgina so well done and credit to you!

1. Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?
I always used to have a real tree when I was little and I love them! I just think they look nicer and get everyone into the Christmas spirit, I love the smell of them too! However I think that there are some lovely synthetic trees around and the pines are slightly annoying!

2. You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick?
I don't really like coffee or go into coffee shops very often so I'm not really sure what's available at Christmas time but I love hot chocolate so I'd go for a big hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows!
3. What's your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?
I love the multi-coloured look personally, but my tree is based on reds and gold and I love it :)

4. Giving or receiving?
The look on someone's face when you give them a present is a priceless feeling so I'd definitely go for giving! I also love to shop around and find people's presents! But obviously, anyone who says they don't like opening presents is lying!
5. To mince pie or not to?
Is this even a question?! To every time!
6. What's your traditional sunday lunch?
Generally we go for the whole hog. Turkey, ham, pigs in blankets, brussel sprouts, stuffing, roast potatoes etc.
7. Christmas day fashion
Generally I make an effort on Christmas day, I would normally wear a dress and heels :)
8. What's your favourite Christmas song?
It's got to be Fairy-tale of New York! "...And the bells are ringing out for Christmas Day..."

9. What's your favourite Christmas film?
Now this is a tough one. Its a close call between Elf and Love Actually, I love Polar express too! I'd probably say Elf though, I've seen it about a thousand times and it never gets old!

10. Open Presents before or after lunch?
I know I'm answering this with a question, but, can anybody wait until AFTER lunch to open any presents?! But seriously, Generally I will open my stocking as soon as I wake up, then all the presents from my Mum throughout the morning and have my presents from family after lunch when we see them :)

I would like to tag anybody who is reading this and hasn't yet done this post!
Byeeeeeeeeeeeeee <3

Hair Texturising Sprays: Loreal Vs. V05

Today I am going to be doing a comparison of V05's Dry Backcombing Spray and L'Oreal's #TXT Volume Supersizing Spray.

First up, V05's Dry backcombing Spray:
V05 Plump it Up Dry Backcomb Spray - £3.79 here
I'm not sure how this spray works, but it is amazing. It really makes your hair look as though you've backcombed it without the damage or the time! I don't generally backcomb my hair on top as I think it looks a little bit like I've just got out of bed so I will generally pick up the top layer and backcomb underneath to give volume on top, so this is what I do with this spray. It lasts well and it does exactly what it says on the tin. It also smells quite nice, sort of fruity.
L'Oreal Studio Line #TXT Texturizing Spray - £3.79
This spray is also really good, and instantly adds texture to my hair, however rather than making it look backcombed this one just adds texture. I can use this spray anywhere on my hair and, unlike with the V05 one, I don't need to separate my hair first. This one also smells nice, however its more like the smell of a salt spray.
Now for the comparison:
Both of the sprays are the same price for the same amount (200ml) and I like the way both of them work, in different ways.
Although the L'Oreal spray highlights its 'Matt Finish' I think both sprays achieve this. The V05 spray comes out of the can as more of an aerosol, like a body spray or deodorant would whereas the L'Oreal spray is more like a wetter spray, but it doesn't leave any wetness on your hair.
I like both of these texturing sprays and they both work really well, however overall for daily use I think I prefer the L'Oreal #TXT spray, even though the V05 spray gives more volume as its easier to use and I don't want my hair to have too much volume haha.
Have you tried either of these? Which one is your favourite?

My Favourite Everyday Scent: Soap & Glory Mist you Madly


Today I'm going to be sharing with you my favourite everyday scent which is Soap and Glory's 'Mist you Madly'. I would first like to take a moment to appreciate the name of this product. The people who think of the names for Soap and Glory products has some serious imagination.

Soap and Glory Mist you Madly - £3.50 here
I'm not even going to try and explain the scent because im rubbish at describing things but Soap and Glory describe it as : 'flirty, floral, fragrant body spray featuring notes of bergamot and blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk.'
Its quite a sweet smell but without being too overpowering or sickly and its perfect for everyday. It's not a very heavy smell either which I like.
It is called a 'body spray' however when I think of body spray I think of an aerosol which this isn't, so I'd say its a cross between  a perfume and body spray.
I love this scent and if you haven't already you should definitely go and buy it!
What's your favourite perfume?

Review: Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Concealer


If you have read a few of my posts, you'll know that I get really bad dark under eye circles, not due to lack of sleep or stress, I just get them, so I'm forever searching for a good concealer. I came across this 'Phwoarr Paint' concealer from Seventeen and couldn't resist.

Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Concealer in Fair - £5.49 here
(sorry for the awful state of this product, I forgot to take pictures when I first bought it before using it!)
What attracted me to this concealer is the fact that its described as 'heavy duty' and that it's specifically made for under eyes. I've tried heavy concealers under my eyes before that aren't specifically made for that area and it doesn't end well!
It is a very thick paste formula so if your dark circles aren't particularly bad then you definitely wouldn't need this but for me it's perfect, teamed with other things.
The concealer lasts well, it does fade throughout the day but it stays quite well when I'm at school. You only need a tiny bit for so much coverage and it really does work at covering my dark circles, however I prefer to still use a brightening concealer over the top, mainly because I am quite conscious about my dark circles.
The compact is really sturdy and it also has a little mirror, making it lovely for travelling and re-applying throughout the day!
There are only a couple of faults I can find with this concealer, and one of them is the colour range. Now this isn't a problem for me, as I have quite pale skin and I find that the shade 'fair' is perfect however it is only available in the shades fair and medium, meaning that there isn't any available for any darker skin tones which is very annoying and I think Seventeen should consider bringing out more shades! The other small issue I have is that if you put too much of this on it goes slightly pink and builds up so you should take caution with how much you're applying.
Overall, I really like this concealer and its perfect for anyone with bad dark circles or if you're particularly tired on a day! I would definitely re purchase this!
What is your favourite concealer for your undereyes?

Review: MUA Heaven and Earth Palette


Today I am going to be reviewing this eyeshadow palette from MUA: Heaven and Earth.

MUA Heaven and Earth - £4 here
The palette contains a good selection of natural shades including coppers, champagnes and browns. All of the colours have a slight shimmer to them and there are one or two with slightly bigger glitter pieces in them.
All of the eyeshadows are so pigmented and the palette is only £4!
They last really well and the only thing I can fault about the palette is that it doesn't have a mirror, but what can you expect for £4?!
I'm so impressed with this palette and I hope to get some other MUA palettes including the Matte one and the Undressed palettes.
Do you have any amazing palettes? If so, what are they?
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Review: Maybelline Brow Drama


How is everybody? I've finally broken up from school for Christmas so I should be able to finally do some more posts. Today I am going to be doing a review of the Maybelline Brow Drama brow mascara, which I got as an early Christmas present from one of my friends :)

Maybelline Brow Drama - £4.99 here
Personally, I don't ever really heavily fill in my eyebrows as I don't think I need to, mainly because my hair isn't darker than my eyebrows however I do lightly fill them in with a pencil that is the same colour (Maybelline Master Shape in Soft Brown). That is until I received this brow mascara.
I have it in the colour dark blonde, which I believe is the lightest colour and it's perfect! It matches my eyebrows exactly and I love the look it gives.
If you are the type of person that fully fills in your eyebrows with a powder or pencil then this probably isn't the thing for you but if you like your eyebrows to look natural then this is what you need! It gives my eyebrows a nice shape and slightly fills them in without making them look like blocks of colour.
Another thing which I love about this is that it stays in all day and keeps the shape of my eyebrows, so it sort of works as a wax and colour without the hassle.
One small downside is that, like most mascaras, when you pull the brush out a clump can form on the end which will transfer into your eyebrows if not wiped off.
This product is also very reasonably priced for only £4.99 you get 12ml of product!
Overall, this product has become my new eyebrow staple and I will continue to use it for a long time, and you should definitely invest in it.
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