Posted on: 31 January 2015

January Favourites

For me, new year has meant new products, whether they've been gift over Christmas or personal treats. This month there's been a few beauty products that have stood out and made their way to my favourites.

Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful is a product most of you may know about-  a sweet scented body mist from the Vlogger Zoella's beauty range. It was gifted to me at Christmas and I've adored using it on a regular basis. It's very girly and pretty, perfect for spraying over yourself or even using a room spray although the downside is it's not very long lasting.

Anastasia Bevery Hills Brow Duo Powder and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brow Brush #12 have been the perfect combination to improve my brow game. It's an understatement to say I have been thrilled with the result, the powder has been easy to apply with high pigmentation and long lasting. The colour range for the powder is also huge so I definitely recommend it. 

I spotted the Cocunut Balmi Cube in Boots and quickly snatched it up after thinking how small and cute it was. I've heard other bloggers talk about this lip balm before so I was aware of it's good qualities. I try to use it daily even before applying other lip products and it's made such a difference, keeping my lips moisturised and soft. I also think it smells like Barbie dolls?!

Lastly on my favourites is the wonderful L'Oreal Paris La Palette Nude which you may have seen me review here. This palette is worth the try, although some of the shades are a pain to blend it's made my way into my favourites due to the shades, compact design and overall ease of use. It's always my go to palette when I'm in a rush or when I'm staying at my boyfriends as it's so lightweight.

What are your January favourites?

Posted on: 29 January 2015

January Snaps

January had admittedly been the worst month for my blog and Instagram. I was eager to start the New Year with regular blog posts but unfortunately for me my broadband decided against that. I also ran out of internet on my phone too, lucky me. The good news is we moved to Sky fibre broadband, so the future of my WiFi is looking pretty bright!

Moving on from the talk about my internet, January has been a rather simplistic month. I made a few New Year Resolutions which I'm hoping to stick to. Looking back over the past few weeks I've realised I barely left the house other than going to work. I did however visit Salisbury with my boyfriend which I'm yet to post about. I have been on a couple of small shopping trips too but nothing spectacular as I'm really into shopping online at the moment.

The most exciting part of January was booking my first holiday. My brother is getting married in Crete, Greece in May and of course I can't miss out. My family finally got on to finding a place and booking it and as it's my first holiday I am very excited, I'm already buying stuff and reading travel tips posts, so if you have any please link me!

I hope January has been more exciting for you!

Posted on: 26 January 2015

BeautyBay Buys

January is usually the month of saving the pennies after a month of splurging on gifts, decorations and delicacies, though I couldn't help myself but to browse the web to make new purchases!

I decided to order the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo after running very low on my usual brow product. Although everyone raves about the Dipbrow Pomade I decided the Brow Powder was a safer option in regards to choosing a suitable shade. I also purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brush 12 as I wanted a higher quality brush with a spooley.
Both of these products have become part of my daily routine, the powder is fantastic and it's easy to say a little goes along way. The brush is perfect to use with this powder too as the angle and thinness of the brush ensures ability of a natural application though can be used to blend the product if pigmentation is a little much. 

The reason I ended up on BeautyBay was due to searching Google for the best Zoeva brushes to purchase, I soon found out BeautyBay sold majority of the brushes at a cheaper price, so I purchased both the Luxe Soft Definer 227 brush and the Luxe Petite Crease 231 brush.
I am yet to use either of these brushes but they are very soft and light. The 227 is a brush for blending over the entire lid where as I want to use the 231 brush on the lower lash line.

Have you ever purchased products from BeautyBay?

Posted on: 20 January 2015

The Versatile Blogger Award

Yesterday I published the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award and today I'm posting the second of my nominated awards - The Versatile Blogger Award.

Firstly I'd like to thank the gorgeous Alice, from Just Alice for nominating me.

1. Show the award on your blog.
2. Thank the person who nominated you.
3. Share 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 blogs
5. Link your nominees and let them know.

1. I love playing Minecraft.
2. I suck my thumb.
3. I am a crazy fan of Katy Perry.
4. I shout/swear and often kick/punch in my sleep.
5. I cannot swim.
6. I am such a fussy eater, I don't even eat pizza!
7. I am currently addicted to all things salted caramel.

I am going to break the rules by not nominating specific bloggers, mainly as my internet doesn not currently have the capability to find, visit and comment on fifteen blogs. 
Like yesterday I shall be nominating all of you, so if you wish to do this award tag then go ahead!


Posted on: 19 January 2015

Sisterhood of the Bloggers Award

I have recently been nominated for a couple of awards and though I wouldn't usually do award tags, I decided it would be break that rule so I'm able to have a couple of posts while I still have internet issues - read this update post if you're not sure what I'm on about.

Today I shall be talking about the 'Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award' as I was nominated by the lovely Laura at Laurabazza.

#1 Favorite book author? 
John Green. His writing often focuses on the minds of young people and the way he pursues that is pretty brilliant.

#2 What inspires you? 
People, especially those who go through hell and back, yet are able to stand tall and proud.

#3 You've won a free, all-expenses-paid trip to anywhere in the world. You'll be there for one week. Where do you go?
America, mainly to have the chance of meeting a friend as well as visiting New York and the amazing attractions America has to offer.

#4 What song is stuck in your head right now?

#5 If you could give one piece of advice to your past self, what would it be?
Stop being so scared of others and be ready to stand up for yourself when you need to because physical strains are easier than the mental ones.

As there's no rules listed in regards to nominations, I'm nominating all of you who wishes to do this tag!

I'm posting the second tag tomorrow.

Posted on: 11 January 2015

A Little Update

Once again I've been lacking in posts, not a great start to the new years resolution of posting regular content - Though I promise it's not my fault. Unfortunately our broadband has given up on it's existence again, leaving me in the horrible situation of no internet access at home. Luckily the broadband started working a couple of hours ago so I shall be making the most of it, scheduling as many posts as possible in case the broadband decides to break again. We have ordered new broadband, so when that's installed I'll be back to normal!

The main objective of this post is to just update you instead of leaving you in the lurch. I will try to keep my content consistent whether I have WiFi or not!


Posted on: 03 January 2015

First Aid Myths

Reading a post about first aid may not be on your usual agenda for the beginning of the year, especially when it's on the same blog that is full of beauty reviews and fashion wishlists, but remember factual posts like these are very important! I'm not going to be teaching you how to put someone in the recovery situation or give them CPR, I'm just clearing up the misconceptions that surround giving first aid.

Myth: Put an item in their mouth to prevent biting of the tongue.
I was surprised to learn this is a big myth, in fact it's very dangerous to put any item in the mouth as the casualty could bite down and break the item or even break their teeth, often leading to choking.  It's even worse if you put your hand in their mouth and they bite your fingers off!

Myth: Hold their head/body still.
If you ever see someone having a fit or a seizure please do not hold them still, because you may hear a loud crack. You need to ensure their head and body is protected from injury, do this by clearing the space around them, placing cushions, blankets and other soft items underneath their head.

Myth: If someone's choking they need the Heimlich manoeuvre/abdominal thrusts
You should always give five back blows - hit the person choking on their back in-between their shoulder blades, this often removes the blockage. Only after these back blows should you follow with abdominal thrusts.

Myth: Placing fingers down their throat
This is a myth I strongly believed in until I was trained. If you try and pull out what's causing the blockage the item could be pushed down further into the airways. If you can see the blockage it's likely the casualty can just cough it out, if not you'll need to give them back blows.

Nose Bleeds
Myth: Tilt your head back
When someone has a nose bleed you'll always have different people arguing whether putting the head back or forward is best and the answer is to tilt your head forward. Tilting forward slightly whilst pinching your nose at softest part should slowly stop the bleed.

Swallowing of posion
Myth: Encourage throwing up
If a child swallows some bleach you may think getting them to be sick is the best option, well it's not. If the poison is brought back up it's going to burn the oesophagus and mouth, causing more damage than when it went down.

Possible spinal injury
Myth: Don't move casualty even if they're not breathing.
If someone is not breathing they need CPR, whether they may have damaged their spine or not. It's more likely someone will prefer to be alive with an injury than dead.

Myth: Applying butter to a burn
Many people believe applying butter to burns will work perfectly fine when really it'll melt onto the skin and increase the chances of infection. You should always run burns under cold water for 10 minutes minimum or even use cold milk if water isn't a possibility or it's a chemical burn.

Embedded items
Myth: Pulling it out is fine.
A wood splinter or two is fine to pull out of you finger, though  a rusty nail in foot is not. You should never pull out an embedded object as it could cause more damage and increase blood loss.

If ever in doubt call emergency services.


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