Weightloss Wednesday – an unexpected surprise

Woman of the year

As you may or may not know, I have been on a big weightloss mission since the beginning of this year. I thought that some of you might be interested in finding out how I have been getting on, especially when I reach milestones and so Weightloss Wednesdays were created. Rather than post every week (which would bore you, I’m sure!) I am posting roughly every month.Continue Reading . . .

Karma Se7en body jewellery

karma 7 jewellery

I was recently contacted by body jewellery company, Karma Se7en, who asked if I’d like to review a couple of their products. I was thrilled as I’ve been in the market for a new piece for my tragus piercing. I’m quite sensitive to metals so it is difficult to find something that is non-allergenic but also pretty, but Karma Se7en’s collection had plenty of choice which is really refreshing.Continue Reading . . .

Pineapple wishlist

pineapple wishlist

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In all seriousness, who doesn’t like pineapples?! They are just so tropical and summery, I love them. Not only do they taste amazing, but they just look so cute and they remind me of being on holiday in the Caribbean! This year I think there has been an abundance of pineapple prints and homeware so I have decided to collate some of my faves in a pineapple themed wishlist for you all to enjoy too.

I’m loving the cushion, but unfortunately it wouldn’t go with our living room’s colour scheme, wahh. Just need to have a tropical themed bedroom now…..

The gold pineapple necklace from River Island is too cute and the perfect way to tropical up any outfit, so ideal for holidays.

Pineapple cocktail sticks, you need these in your life for homemade pina coladas or Singapore slings. Just think how fancy you will look with a pineapple chunk skewered on it. Cocktail umbrella optional.

The Boohoo playsuit is so perfect for summer. It is casual enough you could wear it on the beach over a bikini, but could be dressed up with wedges and a statement necklace. It looks so comfortable too! The pineapple print is quite understated for those who don’t want to go full on in your face tropical.

So apparently you can get pineapple spoons! I know I’m going a bit far now, but if they are out there then there must be a demand! They would be great for serving with a pineapple dessert at a dinner party. You’d be the hostess with the mostess for sure.

The LUSH shampoo sounds lie heaven in a bottle to me. Packed full of tropical fruits it works to clarify your hair and leaves it smelling like a fruit cocktail, om nom nom!

Would you buy any of these items?

Go nude with Kate Moss

Kate Moss Nudes Collection

Every blogger and their mum has been on about the Rimmel Kate Nude Collection since it launched and I am a big fan of her regular collection – 107 is pretty much perfection, amirite? So obviously I needed get my hands on a couple and try them for myself.

Now I’m usually more of a bright colour kinda girl, I’m currently rocking MAC Morange as I type, so you can’t really get much brighter. I literally only have one nude shade in my collection and while I like it, I don’t really reach for it that often. But I am always one to try something new, so after browsing the new Kate Nude shades, I  decided why the hell not!

 

Kate Moss Nudes shades

After swatching all of the shades they had in stock, I selected shade 40, as the display said it suits all skin tones, and 45, which suits cool skin tones. Shade 40 is pretty much your typical nude shade, pale with yellow undertones and shade 45 is a blue-toned dusky pink.

I pretty much ran home to photograph them so I could try them on my lips immediately. First of all, I’m loving the packaging, it really helps to distinguish the shade I want as I usually have about 10 lipsticks rolling around in my handbag at any one time.

Swatch - Kate Moss Nudes

Sadly, I’m not a huge lover of shade 40. I’m very pale skinned with fair hair and so this just washes me out. I’m gutted as I’ve seen photos of others wearing it and it looks beautiful on them. I do however love the other shade. The dusky pink hue really makes this a “your lips but better” shade. Plus it is so wearable because it goes with everything. This will be a firm favourite in my lipstick collection from now on.

The durability is similar to the other Kate Moss lipsticks. It is good for a drugstore collection, but not as good as a higher end product. Because it is a lighter shade there is no stain left behind on the lips so I’d need to reapply about three times in the day to prevent it from wearing off completely.

Overall I’m really impressed with the collection and the range of shades available. I’m gutted the lighter shade doesn’t suit me, but that’s life! It’s currently buy one get one half price in Boots, so you may as well try them out yourself!

Have you tried the Kate Nude collection? 

July Must Haves

July favourites

July has completely flown by and I can’t believe it is August already?! I’ve had a pretty busy month, and if you are a regular reader or you follow me on Instagram, you will know I have been trying to balance blogging with, day trips, BBQs, nights out, concerts and busy days at work – no wonder this month has whizzed by! Anyway, today I’m sharing with you my July Must Haves.Continue Reading . . .

Why you need Makeup Revolution’s Golden Sugar Ultra Professional Blush Palette in your life

Makeup Revolution Blush Packaging
I want to just start by saying if you’ve not yet tried any Makeup Revolution products, where have you been!? You need to shimmy on down to Superdrug (or order online – but shimmying is fun too…) because they are FAB. Seriously, every product I’ve tried, I love, ’nuff said. The first item I picked up was a single blusher in the shade Now! and I legit wear it almost every day. I’m obsessed. So when I spotted the Golden Sugar Ultra Professional Blush Palette on the Makeup Revolution stand, I practically skipped off to the till.

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette Golden Sugar

Can we just take a moment to admire how beautiful the Golden Sugar Palette is? Every shade is just perfection. The baked texture of the shimmers looks stunning, especially with the darker veins of pigment running throughout. The palette is made up of eight shades, including a highlighter, a matte bronzer, shimmer bronzer and shimmer blushers. Seeing as the whole palette costs just £6, each shade is literally pennies. Bargain! I think it would be the perfect thing to take on holiday to avoid bringing stacks of different shades, there is enough in here to be getting on with and even to contour if that’s what floats your boat. The packaging is sleek and black and contains a huge mirror in the lid (again perfect for holidays when you might not have your usual makeup mirror).

Makeup Revolution Blush  Golden Sugar

The shades themselves are so beautiful and pure perfection for the summer thanks to the sunning warm tones, especially the bronzey ones – they will look fab with a suntan. Not only do you have highlighter, blusher and bronzer in this palette, all the shades can be worn as eye shadow too. I just love a multi-tasker!

Makeup Revolution Blush  Golden Sugar

You can see the beautiful shades swatched above and as you can see they are pretty pigmented. Some shades needed a little more work than others but the darker ones will only require a light hand for a decent colour pay-off. I prefer the two pinky shades as blusher, but I am obsessed with the bronze coloured shades for eye shadow so this palette is quickly becoming a firm favourite in my make up bag. For £6 you really can’t go wrong with this beauty, so it is well worth trying out in my opinion!

What Makeup Revolution products do you rate?

How to get beachy mermaid hair

Lee Stafford Squeaky Clean Paddle Brush and Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray

As soon as the sun comes out, and the summer dresses find their way back into the wardrobe I really feel the need to step up my hair game. That means scrolling through Pinterest and obssesssing over girls who have the most beautiful mermaid waves. So in a quest to whip my hair into pure summer perfection, I have been testing out a couple of Lee Stafford hair goodies.Continue Reading . . .

Are cleansing brushes worth the hype?

Mary Kay Skinvigorate
Cleansing brushes have been gaining popularity over the last few years and I have seen lots of blog reviews as well as marketing for the various different versions on the market. It has always intrigued me, but the price point for some of the higher end versions is enough to make me wince, and frankly, I’d rather spend my money on something else! I was lucky enough to win the Mary Kay Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush in a blog giveaway so I was pretty thrilled to be able to try one out without spending any of my hard earned cash!Continue Reading . . .