Monday, 25 April 2016


This is something that isn't really beauty related it's just something i really enjoy shopping for.
Everyone i know calls me weird because the most exciting thing i find about christmas is finding, deciding and buying the wrapping paper theme. For the past couple of years i've planned to a T the wrapping paper i've used over christmas. I've had a tartan theme, and last year i had brown paper with white christmas patterns on decorated with ribbon and string to decorate.
A few of my friends have had birthdays recently and so i've been on a wrapping paper haul, if you will. I put a picture below of some of my favourited that i've picked out.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Birthday Makeup

Today is my birthday and I am 20 years old!
But something that I feel I have spent a lot of time thinking about is the type of make up I wanted to wear. I'm not normally one to put a bunch of planning into my make up. I usually have a group of eyeshadows which I like to wear, and i just throw on whatever i'm feeling like wearing on that day.
I thought I would just add a couple of pictures in here and write what I've got on.

Nars sheer glow mant blanc
Nars creamy concealer chantilly
Rimmel stay matte powder transparent
Mac charcoal eyeshadow on my brows
Nars basic 2 pallette 1st shade as a base, 3rd shade through the crease layered with 4th and 6th shades and then the 4th shade underneath the eyes
L'oreal paris super liner in black
Lancome hypnose mascara
Charlotte tilbury sculpt and perfect contour (no highlight)
Rosy flush tanya burr blush
Mac lipliner spice
Charlotte tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in bitch perfect

I started with benefits porefessional to help with the longevity of this look

*I actually wrote this on my birthday a week ago 12th April*

Monday, 11 April 2016

Waxing VS Threading

I used to have caterpillars for eyebrows. I had an immense monobrow and two fat straight lines just above my eyes. I didn't really pluck them until I was about 14 (I know I was late to the party), but when I started plucking them they still didn't look much better. I just found I was very lazy, and I would leave them wayyyy too long. I started getting them waxed because thats what my mum would do, and then when I started getting into beauty, I started getting them threaded.

Waxing is definitely quicker when you get them done, and I would say less painful. But I found that because it was tearing at my skin when the little strip of material was ripped off, my skin went absolutely haywire. I would break out all around my brows, and although they looked thinner, they were still very bushy.

Threading, in my opinion, is a lot nicer than waxing. This is because, although it takes a little longer, it makes my brows more defined, manageable and longer lasting. Threading also reacts less to my skin and, although I still break out, it's nowhere near as much as waxing.

Overall, I have been converted into the life of threading because of the way my brows look for the 6-8 week period afterwards.

Does anyone else hate the small talk that the beautician tries to have with you whilst she is like 3 inches away from your face? I find it incredibly awkward.

Thursday, 7 April 2016


So, at christmas I was wandering around Milton Keynes shopping centre, gathering presents for everyone and slowly ticking names off of my list. I don't normally shop in BHS, but it's surprising the little gems that you can find when you're least expecting it. I am a sucker for a candle, and this candle looked absolutely amazing, it was just beautiful. It's scent is described as Mandarin and Clove, which is a scent i've never really put together.

There is one downside to this candle. I believe it has been discontinued. I have looked online everywhere for this candle and i can't find it anywhere. If you know where to find this candle please let me know.