31.7.12

My Thoughts On | ...Camping

(Sorry about the awful iPad camera quality but I wanted to show you a normal campsite, compared to one found on google!)

So, I have been camping these past two days and I thought I would share my thoughts and experience with you all as many people can have various different opinions on camping. 

Basically, I was never a small child whom found myself camping and going to and from the toilet at 1:00am so I never really got chucked into it. However, over the past few years, my family has got more into camping and so it has become something semi-regular (this meaning two or three times a year!) that we all do! 

Sleeping (e.g - the dreaded tents!) 
Now personally, I find this possibly one of the best things about camping! I love the fact that your in a completely different environment. For example, even if you went away and stayed in a hotel, or at a friends, your still in the same situation, in a bed under a concrete roof. What I like about camping is the fact that it's a little bit of an adventure and I suspect that even though I probably would've enjoyed it more as a younger child, I do still enjoy it now. I would also just like to point out that I had an excellent sleep last night on my air bed so don't be worried about that! (Just bring your ear plugs in case of a 4am cockerel!) 

Beauty Appliances 
I know this sounds very sad but this is exactly what I thought when I first went camping - How am I going to straighten my hair?! Now, I'd say, just bring the batiste and give it some kind of try-to-bed-head-look, or get some in car straighteners. My auntie has some of these and they plug into the car and use the ignition to power them and I can truly say, they're really not that bad! I have to say though, some people really struggle without a hair dryer, I'm absolutely fine without one but I can name quite a few people that would hate the thought of soaking wet hair without being in reach of a hair dryer! 

Toilets
Whenever anyone hears the word camping and toilets put together, we either think of crouching in a bush or running a 2am across a field with a torch to the toilet. Now I have to say, this is the one downfall for me, I hate having to walk across a entire field just to go to the toilet! It is a pain but it's not absolutely awful and unbearable, I cope! I try not to go in the middle of the night but lets just say it, sometimes it can't be helped! 

Nature
So, the thought of spiders in your tent or landing on your face in the middle of the night putting you off enjoying the beautiful camping atmosphere.. let me just say, the only things that seem to get in our tents are flies but thats just something that happens when you don't zip the door back up! However, the positive side of this overrides this so much because the sight of just sitting outside your tent, having a BBQ and watching the sunset is something you will not get inside your house with a chinese and X Factor! 

Overall, I would recommend camping, now I'm not an over enthusiastic camper that is happy to go for 2 weeks with millions of pairs of soggy shoes, however, I would say, that going for 2 or 3 nights is great and really helps to just get you away from it all and just relax without driving too far or paying a fortune! 

 Now I thought I'd leave you with an over-enthusiastic picture of me in our wonderful tent!

29.7.12

Beauty | Sunday Make Up

This is a first time for me doing an everyday makeup post and I thought I'd start to do this every sunday as on a sunday, I mix things up a little bit more! 


Face:
Urban Decay Complexion Perfection Primer
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in B40 
Mac Pro-longwear Concealer in NC20 
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel 
Benefit Coralista Blusher 
Nars Albatross Highlighter
Mac Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

Eyes: 
Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze
Make Up Forever Aqua Cream in 14
Essence 100% Splash Proof Eyeliner in Ultra Black
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara in Black

Eyebrows: 
Rimmel Soft Kajal Eye Liner in Sable Brown
Gosh Defining Brow Gel

Lips: 
MAC Lovelorn Lipstick 

Hope you enjoyed reading!

28.7.12

Video | July Favourites

I have just uploaded a July Favourites video onto my youtube channel and I thought that I would share it on here just in case some of you are followers of my blog but not my youtube channel. 


This month's favourite are very true as I went on holiday last week and had to really rely on products as I couldn't just pick and change things as I usually would do so every product in here is really a true favourite!




Hope you've had a great July!

26.7.12

Nails | Gosh Lavender Love

Gosh Lavender Love Nail Polish - £4.99

I have to say, I am obsessed with painting my nails and as my nails are nice and long and strong, (Ha! That rhymed!) I like to paint them regularly. So at the moment, I have gone with this gorgeous pastel shade from Gosh called Lavender Love. 

As a whole, I really enjoy Gosh's products and I especially like their nail polishes. The formula is really nice and smooth and the opacity of these polishes are amazing as they literally only need one coat to be fully covered. 

I've found that this colour is a real staple for the summer as well and I really enjoy wearing it! 

Have you got a staple nail polish for summer?

19.7.12

Beauty | My Favourite Holiday Buys!

As most of you know, I'm away on holiday as of right now and as usual, I've picked up a few bits along my travels and I've really been loving a few products and I thought I'd share them with you!


Essence SOS Spot Killer (€3.29) 
This is a miracle product for me, it is the most amazing spot treatment that I have ever tried and it works so quickly! I picked this up from a store called 'OVS Industry' in Italy and thought I'd give it a go and I'm so glad that I did. It's a powder and liquid solution which you shake up to form a white liquid which then diminishes spots like no other! As you can see, it won product of the year 2012 in Italy so it must work on everyone else too!


MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC20 (£14.50) 
I'd run out of both my Collection 2000 Concealer and also my Estee Lauder one and couldn't bear to go a whole holiday without concealer so at the airport, I picked up this one because I had heard good things about it and thank god I did! This is by far the best concealer that I have ever used, it gives full coverage without looking cakey or over done and it lasts for so long, I just can't recommend it enough! 


Avene Eau Thermal Water Spray (£6.50) 
I probably should've waited until I got back to the UK to buy this as it is cheaper at home but I'm just so glad I brought this. It's nothing special and hasn't got any added skincare benefits as far as I know but it's just a really nice refreshing spray, especially in this heat. It's really nice and cooling and I would really recommend picking one of these if you're off anywhere nice and hot!


Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow in 06 Rock Chic (£?)
When I was in OVS Industry, I did pick up quite a few products from this brand 'Essence' and they actually have some really good products for the price that they charge. Now, if you've been watching my daily OOTN videos on my youtube channel then you will know that I left all of my makeup brushes at home by accident! So, this product has been amazing as I've been using my Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze on my eyelids and then putting this in the outer corners and along the crease and it's just been making such a pretty eye to wear! 


I hope your all having a good week and I'll speak you all very soon!

12.7.12

Lifestyle | Daily Ramble

Right now I am too enthused in life and excited for my holiday which is very vastly approaching to write about any kind of beauty review or anything of that type so I thought I would share with you a type of rambled summary of my day along with a host of pictures. 

 It was mine and Bradley's (My boyfriend) 1 year anniversary today since we first went out and he got me a beautiful cake made! It's so lovely and it tastes delicious!
 I have got to send off my giveaway prize to the lucky winner before I go on holiday and I still haven't got round to doing it so I must do that tomorrow sometime!
 This is my organised mess of whats going in my suitcase and I'm pretty impressed on how much I've managed to cut it all down by if I'm honest! I'm going to try and vlog my day tomorrow so hopefully you'll see what's in my suitcase tomorrow sometime! 
 I popped into town for a final trip today to get some bits for holiday. Basically, I don't suit sunglasses, never have, never will and the annual trip to try and find some every year just gets worse and worse! I eventually picked up this pair from dorothy perkins for the bargain price of £4 after trawling up and down the high street with Bradley in fits of laughter at me looking highly ridiculous in each pair I tried on! I also picked up some earrings for only £1 which I really like, a NO7 Sheer Tempataion Lipstick in Excite as I had a voucher and also a mini soap and glory body wash which smells delightful! 
 For some reason, tonight, I just can't seem to find any youtube videos to entertain me which is very strange as normally, I'm in love and I can watch them for hours, but tonight, my subscription box is just feeling very boring!
My boyfriend also brought me this amazing phone case! It has an etch-a-scetch on the back with a mini pen at the top and it's just amazing! At the moment, I'm sporting this butterfly drawing that I drew earlier and a very pathetic excuse for a heart down there in the bottom corner! 

So there we have it, my day summed up into a few photos for you all. As I mentioned earlier, I'm going to attempt to vlog my entire day tomorrow, so wish me luck! I hope I succeed! 

How interesting has your day been?

11.7.12

Lifestyle | My Prom


I had my prom last friday (6th July) and I thought I'd do a bit of a ramble about how my day went. 


I brought my dress from a shop called Sonique in the Bull Ring, Birmingham and I absolutely love it! In the photo above, you can slightly see the whole in the back on my dress which I really liked. I also really wanted a red dress and this one was so perfect!
I also brought by jewellery from Dorothy Perkins in the sale which you will see in some pictures further down.


I did my makeup myself and I did a grey smokey eye with a nud-ish lip however I did get my hair done by my hairdresser and I absolutely loved it! I don't have a picture of the back but you may be able to see it in my prom photos youtube video that I uploaded and I will link that at the bottom of this post. 


When we got to prom, we met up with all of our friends and then went inside and if I'm totally honest, if I hadn't been with Bradley (my boyfriend) and all of our friends then I don't think I would have enjoyed it that much as the DJ we had there wasn't great and therefore the prom didn't really 'get started'. However, I still had a great time! Then afterwards, all of my group of friends went to one of my friends houses and we camped out in their back garden and we had so much fun and it really was a great night! 


I don't want to share too much with everyone because if you haven't already had your prom because you're younger than me, then I want you to see it for yourself and have all the huge expectations that I had before it! 


 My group of friends!

Me and Bradley!



Thank you for reading! 
If you've already had your prom, how was it? 

3.7.12

Make Up | My Beauty Wish List


Soleil Tan De Chanel -
This is a product in which I have lusted over for quite a few months now and the creamy soufflĂ© texture just makes me want it in my hands even more! I may treat myself to this in duty free before I go on holiday as the £30.00 price tag is a little hefty for everyday shopping!

Caudalie Beauty Elixir - 
The hype around this in the blogging and youtube world has just got me wanting to try this little bottle of herbal goodness so much! I think this would also be great for holiday for just refreshing my face throughout the day and also for an addition to my skincare routine. 

Illamasqua Blusher in Hussay - 
I really like the look of this blusher and I love the texture and smoothness of the Illamasqua blushers all together so I think this blusher would be a beautiful addition to my collection. 

Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter - 
This didn't really float my boat when it was first released but recently I have seen quite a few people using it in tutorials and have really liked how it's looked. I have also been really getting into highlighters recently as I think they give a lot more dimension to the face and so this one is really essential! (obviously.. haha!)

Sigma Sigmax Brushes - 
I have wanted these for since the day I first saw them and now I just want them even more! I love dense brushes for applying my foundation and concealer and this set of brushes is just so perfect, I really want to order them but the shipping with sigma is a little expensive and they fluctuate in being on lovemakeup.com. 

Dior Nude Bronzer - 
I've never had a products from Dior before and for me, this bronzer just screams luxury and we all need a little bit of that in our lives! I love the colour of this, it looks like a great neutral bronzer and the raised detailing on this beautiful powder just makes it look so beautiful. 

Benefit Dallas Box Powder - 
I already have Coralista, Bella Bamba and Sugarbomb boxed powders from benefit and I love them so much so I feel as though I should add this one to my collection. I think dallas is the perfect combination between a blusher and a bronzer which is the main reason that I want to add this powder to my collection. 

I'm very sorry that I haven't been able to blog recently but I promise that that is now going to change! 

Have you got anything on your summer wish list?