Wednesday, 29 January 2014

What I've Been Loving This Week #1

Well hello there everyone, and welcome to a brand new weekly post that I'm going to be writing! I came up with the idea of a mid week loving post, because I thought why not let my readers know what I've been loving the past week, and post mid week so you can all have a little something to read.

So every week on a Wednesday I'm going to be letting you know what products have been on my agenda and why I've been loving them!

Nail Polish Remover Pads - These little pads are a god send, I can't rave about them enough! If you're out and about, or at my case in college and your nail varnish on just ONE nail decides to chip (Own up everyone, it's happened to all of us!) With a few quick swipes of one of these pads, the nail varnish is off and you can quickly apply another coat, all in the space of 15 minutes, and no one will ever know! The only downfall about these pads is they smell a little bit like acetone - even though they're acetone free, but just not as harsh or as strong. I buy mine from Superdrug and they're £1.39 for a small pot of 20. Did I mention they're also the perfect hand bag size?!

Maybelline - The Falsies - Now, I've seen everyone going on about this mascara and for me it is a reoccurring re-purchase. I, myself have naturally long eye lashes, so I use the falsies just to spread them evenly out and get an all over even lash look. This must be the only mascara I've ever re-purchased that doesn't give me clumpy lashes, and it’s fabulous! The falsies are available at both Boots and Superdrug for only £7.00 - BARGAIN!

Garnier Moisture Match - I picked this product up on a whim when I saw it was on offer for like £2.99 instead of £5.99, I saw the price reduction and I thought, why not?! I had heard good things about it, so I took the plunge and threw it in my basket. I got the blue moisturiser which is the normal to dry skin combination, and I could not fault this product. I've been using it daily as part of my routine both morning and night, and my dry skin is being kept under control and slowly starting to go away, which is great! The product is a thickish formula that applies smoothly to the face and neck area. I would definitely recommend this line of moisturisers to everybody! And whilst they're still on offer for £2.99, go pick up yours now from your local Superdrug store.

So there we have it everyone, these are the products that I've been loving this week! Let me know if you like this style of post because I can't wait to post one up next week!

What are you current favourites? Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Resolutions 2014

It seems that everyone lately has been talking about their new year resolutions and what they plan to do in 2014; so I thought I'd give it a go and share my resolutions with you all!


First off, I want to travel! I'm currently planning a week away for the summer but I'm lost with where to go on such a budget, (£700 it sounds a lot, but it will get me as far as Spain right now!) I've been to Greece, Ireland, Spain, Cyprus and Denmark in the past, but I would love to venture out and go somewhere that I've never been before and that is a bit out of the ordinary!

Get a job!
Now, you probably know what I'm getting onto here just by the title, but having no income is a downer and there's only so much time until your birthday and christmas money run out; so getting a job is definitely on the cards for me. I've worked in coffee shops and pubs before on the weekends but I finish college in 6 months and as I'm not going to university so I need to look for a full-time job - YAWN!

Enjoy Myself!
2013 was a stressful, stressful year for both me and my family and I do not want 2014 to be the same. So I'm taking the majority of this year to look after myself, whether that means a cheeky spa break here and there, or a relaxing weekend at home filled with wine and chocolate. Well, whatever it is I'm going to look after myself and not let things get the better of me anymore!

Well there you go, my 3 small resolutions for 2014! I know this was a little small for a weekly blog post, but I will try and upload throughout the week if I can.

What are your resolutions for 2014? Let me know in the comments below!

Monday, 13 January 2014

Budget Buys MUA - Eye Shadow Palette

Hello everyone!
Welcome to 2014 everyone, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas; mine was spent eating way to much food and sleeping for England!

As its January, everyone seems to be on budget buys; including myself, so I popped down to my local Superdrug where I treated myself to a few of these buys. I’d always been intrigued by MUA (Makeup Academy) and how their products are of such reasonable pricing, but they’re always sold out so I took the advantage of when their products were back in store and bought myself of their 12 shade eye shadow palettes.

The palette I bought is their Undress Me Too palette and it includes 12 absolutely gorgeous everyday shades. The size of the palette is no bigger than my mobile phone so it’s a great piece for your travel makeup bags too as it can just slot into your bag with no hassle and it includes a small brush, nice one MUA!

From L-R Top Row: Naked, Devotion, Shy, Fiery, Lavish, Dreamy
From L-R Bottom Row: Tranquil, Exposed, Reveal, Wink, Obsessed, Corrupt

The colour’s Naked, Shy, Lavish, Tranquil, Reveal and Obsessed are colours that I would use as a  base coat, and then I would add one of the other six colours on top of the first eye shadow as they are more shimmery to really blend and contour the eye shadow. For example, I would put Naked on first to cover my entire lid, then either Devotion or Fiery to blend through my crease and the outer of my eye, and then corrupt to line the lid instead of eye liner.

I could be busy with these 12 shadows for hours, there is so many different ways you can use this palette and that’s what makes it a fantastic budget buy at only £4! The eye shadows for me last around 3-6 hours before I have to apply some more to my lid, but that’s a decent amount of time and wear out of the shadows!

Have you ever purchased anything from MUA? What were your thoughts, I’d love to know in the comments below! Also, if you’ve found any great budget buys please tweet me over at @Cheshire_Lane !