Friday, 30 May 2014
So, that is it for this months empties, I am sorry it isn't such a long post like I normally do but I will try harder through June to get through more products and reduce my collection down.
Till next time.
Thursday, 29 May 2014
1) What is your favourite season and why?
When I was younger it used to be winter as I loved to wrap up warm, and snuggle on the sofa, with a good book whilst the snow was falling outside. But now since my illness, if there is the slightest bit of damp or cold, my body just cant take it and so end up in a lot of pain. So I adore Spring and Summer now, as the sunshine make me feel so much better and my bones don't ache and hurt so much.
2) If money were no object where would you travel and why?
I would definitely go back to New York, my most favourite place in the world. I would live there if I could as there is just so much to see and do. I have been twice before and both times I did not want to come home. The shops are amazing, the food is fantastic and the people are just the friendliest people you could ever meet.
3)What is your favourite TV Series?
As I don't watch hardly an tv anymore, I just watch You Tube videos, the series that I used to watch over and over was Sex and The City. I love Sarah Jessica Parker, and wish I were more like her. I have all the dvds and the films. They make you laugh and they make you cry. The characters really draw you in and make you feel like you are a part of it.
4)Coffee or tea?
During the day definitely coffee. As soon as I wake up, I have to have a coffee otherwise I am like a bear with a sore head, and am grouchy until I have had my first shot of caffeine. But at night I like to relax and have a cup of Herbal Tea.
5)What makes you happiest?
Being with my son. Having cuddles with him, and making him happy and content makes me happy and gives me peace that I am doing a good job at raising him as a single mom.
6)What 3 things can't you leave the house without?
My purse, my phone and my umberella. I hate not having my umberella, because living in the UK you know there is an 80% chance of rain most days, so it is better to be prepared I think. I cant be without my phone ever and it is like an extra limb for me, I feel lost without it, and rely on it for a huge amount of things.
7)What is your favourite topic to blog about?
All things beauty related. I am totally addicted to make up and so proud of my collection and so it gives me great joy when I am helping people find great products to purchase and recommending different things to suit different people.
8)If you could be any animal what would you be?
I think I would be some kind of bird, because you can fly high in the sky and get to see different things in different countries and fee free.
9)What is your favourite music to listen to?
My favourite singer ever is Celine Dion ( I have written a blog post in the past about my addiction to Celine) but I have quite an eclectic mix of favourites from Beyonce, to Justin Timberlake to Elton John and Kylie Minogue.
10) What is your favourite procrastination activity?
Definitely You Tube videos. If there is anything that will stop me from blogging it is definitely You Tube. There are just so many amazing channels to watch that I can easily turn a 5 minute viewing into a 2 hour viewing.
I hope you have enjoyed this post, and I tag everyone of you reading this to do this tag and post it on your own blogs.
Love and Hugs
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
I think it is just the excitement and the storylines and the different wrestlers that really have me hooked and have done since the days of Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, and Bret "The Hitman" Hart, till now with the likes of John Cena, Daniel Bryan, and CM Punk. When I was 16 and doing my GCSE English exam, I did a piece of coursework all about the WWE and got an A for the piece of work.
But there is nothing like seeing those Superstars live, the excitement, and the adrenaline rush from chanting the names of the ones you want to win, and screaming out loud and booing when the baddies come out, that it is just one of the best nights of the year. Even my partner says that I am the bigger kid out of the three of them, when we go to see the shows. I just dont see that there is any point in going to a show, and just sitting in the chair and not even clapping when a match has finished. I mean, the tickets aren't cheap, so why waste your money if you are not going to get involved and show your appreciation for the wrestlers who are working hard to impress you with their skills.
You would think that it would be just little kids in the audiences but you get every walk of life in there, even little old grannies with their walking sticks cheering and shouting along with the best of them.
Overall the night was just amazing and I will be booking up again for November and it cant come round quick enough for me. Below, I have posted some photos of the night and I really hope you have enjoyed my little peek into my love for the WWE.
Till next time,
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
The only downside to this palette is that the names of the shades are only written on the back of the cardboard cover and the plastic sheet inside the case. I prefer to have them embossed under the shadows but that is only a minor thing and so does not detract from my love for this stunning palette. Some of my favourite shades to use are Black Forest Truffle, Marzipan, Salted Caramel (this is a great shade to put in the crease to blend out with) and Hazelnut. There are matte shades, shimmer shades and shades with tiny pieces of glitter and so everyone will find an eye shadow that they really like in this palette.
These shadows are buttery soft, with hardly any fallout, they are easy to blend and are packed with pigmentation. They make any eye shadow look, whether it is simply a one shade look or an intricate four colour look so easy to do. In looking at the swatches below, hopefully you will see how pigmented the shadows are.
I found this beauty on Ebay and bought it for £36. Yes, I can all hear you shout that it is expensive, but when you see that there are 16 different shades then I really think it is a total bargain and a must for every beauty addicts collection.
I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you have this palette, what your favourite shades are.
Till next time,
Monday, 26 May 2014
It comes in a glass bottle which is not the best for travel, as there is always the risk of having the bottle smash whilst travelling. But you could always wrap it up in some thing to protect it, and prevent this from happening. This foundation comes in 22 different shades and is suitable for people with warm skin tones, neutral and cool skin tones. So I am positive that everybody would find a colour to match their skin. It is £9.99 which I thunk is about mid range for a drugstore foundation.
The foundation does get dispensed from a pump which I love as it annoys me when foundations dont have a pump as I always end up using far too much, where with the pump I can control how much I want. I use 2 pumps and find this plenty for the whole face.
To apply, I have tried using my fingers, the Real Techniques sponge, and the Sigma F80 foundation brush and with every method the foundation just applies fantastically. It does not go streaky and just blends like a dream.
I have had this foundation in my collection for a while, and had just not go round to reviewing it. I will always have it in my beauty stash because it is just a fabulous foundation. If you just cant decide which foundation to wear, then it is normally this one that I turn to, and it has been my go to for the past couple of weeks.
I wear the lightest shade in Ivory, and find it is a little on the light side for me but I then just add blush, and bronzer to deepen my make up look just a little. I prefer to look lighter than darker. The foundation I feel is a medium coverage but can be built up to really give you a fuller coverage. It isn't totally a matte finish but does give your skin a healthy look, and to keep my skin looking matte I always powder my T Zone to keep the oil at bay.
I love this foundation, and hope you have enjoyed this review. Let me know in the comments if you have tried this foundation and what you think of it.
Till next time,
Sunday, 25 May 2014
So, onto the tag, and if you enjoy this post please let me know if you do this on your own blog, so that I can make sure to pop along and read your answers too.
1) Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
No, I read anywhere. In bed of a morning or evening. On the bus on the way to and from work. In the kitchen whilst I am cooking dinner, in the garden on a nice, warm, sunny day. If I have a spare minute and I am not next to my laptop you will find me reading.
2) Bookmark or a piece of paper?
Well, to be honest I read mostly off my Kindle now and so don't need a bookmark or something to keep my place, but if ever I do read an actual book, then I just use whatever is close at hand, whether that be an actual book mark or the newest Chinese menu takeaway list. They all come in useful.
3) Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain number of pages?
I can just stop whenever I want to. I never put limitations on myself.
4) Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
Yes, I'm almost always drinking a cup of coffee whilst I am reading, and I do like to eat a nice piece of cake if I have some in the house.
5)Do you watch TV or listen to music while reading?
No, I don't tend to like to have any other distractions while reading, so that I can get fully engrossed in the plot and storyline of the book I am reading.
6) One book at a time or several all at once?
Oh my goodness, definitely just one book at a time otherwise I would end up all confused and not knowing who was who and what was going on in each of the books. I am easily muddled up and so I like to keep things nice and straightforward so that my mind can cope.
7) Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Definitely silently in my head. I only read out loud if there is a certain passage that I just cant seem to understand, and then I read it out slowly to see if I can understand it more that way.
8) Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?
No, never. It would spoil it then and you would not need to finish the book if you already knew how it ended. I like to read the whole book from start to finish.
9) Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
If I am reading an actual physical spine, then I do like to break the spine as I don't like new books as they never seem to stay open on the page you are on. So I like an older book as it holds its shape more.
10) Do you write in your books?
No, I don't. I don't like it when books are written in.I think it spoils them, I like to keep them just the way they are. If I need to make notes or highlight quotes that I like, I just write them in a note pad.
I hope you enjoyed this post.
Till next time.
Saturday, 24 May 2014
The make up bag, I purchased ages ago when the Wonderwoman collection from Mac came out, and it is a really good size apart from that my Make Up Geek eye shadow palette wont fit in but hey ho.
At the moment I am loving the L'Oreal True Match foundation, and so that is the one I am going to take with me to the caravan.
Eye primer is essential for me to use every single day as my eyelids are super oily, and no eye shadow stays on them with the help of a primer and so my choice is Mac's Soft Ochre. I love this one because it is yellow toned and so cancels out any blue/purple tones to my skin.
Well, that is it for this post, I hope you have enjoyed it and let me know in the comments what you take in your make up bag to travel with.
Till next time,
Friday, 23 May 2014
I have washed and worn this tshirt 3 or 4 times now and there is not even a tiny part of the print starting to peel away from the fabric and so I am very impressed. My Converse All Stars are literally stars of my shoe wardrobe as they are the most worn pair of footwear I own. They are comfy yet stylish and that is so important with my arthritic feet and toes.
I'm sorry that all I seem to wear is my jeggings but, what can I say, they are just fantastic. and really help to slimline my figure down, which I most definitely need .
I hope you have liked this OOTD and I will try to aim to do another one in the near future.
Till next time,
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Glossybox have also joined in in the celebrations, with a specially designed box, and bright pink tissue paper protecting the products. Its really beautiful, and i love the design.
Next out of the box was another full size product, and I had been wanting to try this for a good few weeks but because I had put myself on a no buy, I refrained from getting it and that is the new Max Factor face primer.
Then, I saw that there was an eye liner from the brand GOSH. I dont own a lot of things from this brand so I was pleased to get this in my Glossybox. I had the colour "Blueberry Ice" and it is a gorgeous lilac/silvery/blue shade and I cant wait to see if I can make some really pretty summery looks with it.
Then the last thing in the box is a sachet of the Garnier Oil Beauty Lotion. To be fair when I saw this and saw the word "oil", I thought oh no, because I don't tend to like oils. But this is for the body and NOT for the face and so I'm going to test it out and just see whether I like it or not.
Till next time,