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Too Faced Melted Latex Lipsticks Review and Swatches*

Friday, August 18, 2017
Too Faced Melted Latex Lipsticks Review

Well hello there... Too Faced have released another product that is drool worthy. Too Faced have and still have alot of new products to launch this year. Their newest release is the Melted Latex High Shine Lipstick. They have already launched in the US and will launch in the UK soon. The formula is incredible and the colour range is as always perfect. 

Life Is Looking Up

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
new york central park, emmy writes about

It has been a while since I have done an update on my life and this is the first time in 3 years I can say things are looking up. If you have read my blog before or follow me on social media you will know 3 years ago I had an accident and had to have surgery where I have been housebound and not mobile for a solid 2 and a half years. This month I can officially say things are looking up for a few reasons.

Radiant Glowing Skin For All Skin Types

Monday, August 14, 2017
radiant glowing makeup products

Having radiant glowing makeup isn't as scary as you think and there are so many ways to make it suit your skin type. I have oily/combination skin and always stayed away from glowy makeup until a few months ago and now I am obsessed. Whether you want a subtle glow to your skin or that intense hello I am here kind of glow then I have got you! Here is my go to glowing makeup look that will suit all skin types. Lets all pursue the glow.

Forever Repurchased

Friday, August 11, 2017
hyped makeup products

When going through my makeup collection I realised there are some product I will always have a backup ready for when I run out. When you have a backup you know it is a holy grail. These are my top 10 products I will forever repurchase unless of course they discontinue them... touch wood they don't! 

Simple Delicious Homemade Shortbread Recipe

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Shortbread Recipe, Quick Shortbread Recipe
Ever since I was little I remember my mum making her shortbread and it is something me and my sister can't get enough of. I love a simple shortbread recipe and I love adding new things to it. I like to keep my recipes on my blog easy enough for you to recreate at home or for you to adapt the recipe. My mum gave me a recipe book that she has had since I was a baby and I find alot of recipes in it but then I always change amounts or add new things to them to make them my own.

Too Faced Love Lights Prismatic Highlighter Review*

Monday, August 07, 2017
Too Faced Love Lights Prismatic Highlighter Ray Of Light Review
Have you ever seen such a stunning highlighter? Too Faced have launched three highlighters to suit different skin tones. The detail on the packaging and product is outstanding and looks stunning. Having highlighted cheekbones has become one of the most popular makeup trends and it isn't going anywhere soon. Every time I do my makeup I always use highlighter and this one from Too Faced doesn't disappoint. 

Soap and Glory Pore Face Masks Review

Friday, August 04, 2017

Recently Soap and Glory have released five face masks! As soon as I found out I rushed to find some and picked up two from the range. Who doesn't love a good pamper session with a face mask? Every Sunday evening I will put a face mask on and get my skin ready for the week ahead. It is amazing to see Soap and Glory branching out and releasing more products.

The Life Of Peanut | Turning One

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Springer Spaniel Puppy

Last week Peanut turned one! I can't believe how quick it has gone. It has definitely been a busy non stop year. When we first got Peanut people would ask what he was and we would say Spring Spaniel and we would get "Oh you know they are nuts" or "oh good luck"... We never understand why until we had him around 3 months. Spaniels are nuts, I now get why people say they are a handful!

The Best Foundations For Oily Skin

Monday, July 31, 2017
The Best Foundations For Oily Skin

It is no secret I am a foundation junkie, my collection is out of control. I currently own 30 foundations and that is after de cluttering them.. oops. I have tried and tested so many that I have finally found my top four to control oily skin. My skin is mainly oily especially on my chin and the outer corners of my nose but now and then I can get dry patches on my cheeks and all four of these foundations work well. Find out which have more coverage and the formulas below.

Tips To Ease Anxiety

Friday, July 28, 2017
Tips to ease anxiety

 Before starting blogging I used to feel ashamed about having anxiety or depression. When I started blogging three years ago I never realised how many people under the age of twenty five suffered with anxiety and depression. I am now twenty five and my anxiety and depression first started when I was fifteen after I went through a traumatic experience that changed my life and made the person I was change. It isn't something I will ever speak about on my blog because it is to painful and to personal as it isn't something many people know, not even some of my family. Ten years ago depression or anxiety was never spoken about or explained what it was whereas now it is so much more openly discussed which is amazing as it can help so many people.

Lottie London Shimmer Quad Review and Swatches

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Lottie London Shimmer Quad Review

My highlighter collection is becoming a bit obsessive. I didn't realise how many I had but my obsession for that perfect cheekbone highlight will always be strong. I recently purchased quite a few products from Lottie London and one of them was the Shimmer Quad. I have heard alot of good things about it so thought it was about time I tried it for myself.

Crown Brush New Lip Product Launches*

Monday, July 24, 2017
Crown Brush New Lip Products

A few years ago lip products were the product I owned the least of but now my collection is growing and I can't stop it. Who doesn't love a new lip product? Crown Brush have launched some new lip products and there is a formula for everyone and a shade for everyone. 

My Latest Purchases

Friday, July 21, 2017
Beauty Haul, Makeup Haul, KIKO Makeup, PIXI Skincare, Soap and Glory Masks

It has been so long since I have done a haul post on my blog. I haven't really been on a big spree for months but recently over the past few weeks I have got quite a few new products so I thought I would share them with you and any first impressions. Some are new releases and some are products I have wanted for so long and finally got around to purchasing. 

Morphe 25A Copper Spice Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Morphe 25A Copper Spice Eyeshadow Palette Review

I saw the Morphe 25A Copper Spice Palette a long time ago on YouTube when it had been released in the US and I knew straight away as soon as it launched here in the UK I would be ordering it. I was surprised at how cheap it was and I ordered it straight away from Beauty Bay and it came two days later. I have completely fallen in love with this palette and the formula of the shadows is incredible.

Why The 90s Was The Best Time To Grow Up

Monday, July 17, 2017
90s memories, 90s kids toys

When you look at kids and children now I think wow I am glad I grew up in the 90s. I think  now it is all about electronics and social media but when I was young it was about being out and making your own fun. I find nowadays most kids sit in and play on the x box or sit on their phones but when I was young I was hardly ever in. There are certain toys and memories that made my childhood and I know alot of you will remember them.

Summer Skincare Must Have Products

Friday, July 14, 2017
Summer Skincare Must Have Products, Skincare for dry skin, face mask for dry skin

To me Summer is the worst for my skin. I find it hard to find products to control my skin but there are six products I couldn't be without. I often switch up most of my skincare products for Winter and Summer as my skin needs different needs. These six products are perfect for Summer or great to take away on holiday with you.

Sweet Scents Patisserie De Bain Body Mists Review*

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Patisserie De Bain Body Mists Review

Are you a fan of a sweet scent? Want something to remind you of your childhood? Patisserie De Bain have the perfect range of body mists for you! I love a sweet scent, I have a sweet tooth so these sprays are perfect. There are four in the range and they all have completley different scents that remind me of different parts of my childhood.

Lottie London Selfie Ready Foundation Review

Monday, July 10, 2017
Lottie London Selfie Ready Foundation Review

A while ago I placed a Lottie London order on Superdrug. Before this I had only tried their liquid lipstick do I decided to order a few things included some blushers, concealer, highlighter palette and more. One product I was intrigued to try was the Selfie Ready Foundation. I currently own 30 foundations but I couldn't help but add this foundation to my collection.

My Current Beauty Wishlist

Friday, July 07, 2017

Beauty Wishlist, UK Summer 2017 Beauty Releases

You know that feeling when you add everything to your basket then you look at the total and come straight off the website... Yeah that is me at the moment. This year so many brands are releasing incredible products and I had to share with you some of the ones on my current beauty wishlist.

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes Recipe | Baking

Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes Recipe

I am back again with another baking post. As you know I have been baking ever since I was little and it has become a passion. When I bake cakes I have to make extra batches as my parents want some, Ashley's parents want some and then of course I want some! My latest batch of cakes was these Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes and oh my oh my they were delicious.

Products I've Fallen In Love With Recently

Monday, July 03, 2017
Drugstore Makeup Releases 2017
You know when you tell yourself you are on a spending ban but it just makes you buy more? Well that has been me for the past few months, oops. There have been so many new releases especially in the drugstore. I was recently going through my makeup and realised there are so many new products I have become obsessed with and I had to share them with you. It isn't often I say I am obsessed with a product but now I have ten products I am actually obsessed with.

Frezyderm Skincare Review*

Sunday, July 02, 2017
Frezyderm Skincare Review

My skin has completely changed over the past six months so I am in the process of switching up my skincare routine to try and find products that work well. Frezyderm is a brand I hadn't heard of until a while ago so I was excited to test out some of their products. They have a wide range of products for different skin needs and they aim to keep your skin healthy and alot of the products include SPF to help prevent the skin ageing from the sun. 

Skinn Summer Skin and Colour 5 Piece Collection Review*

Friday, June 30, 2017
Skinn Makeup and Skincare

I love trying new brands and finding new products.. who doesn't?! It isn't often I try out new skincare products but lately my skin has switched from oily to combination so I am now trying to find a mix of products to help balance out my skin. Skinn is a brand that intrigues me, their motto is "What Counts Is Inside", they are all about improving your skin inside and out. The Summer Skin and Colour 5 Piece Collection retails for £120.. but is it worth it?

How To Fix Dry Damaged Bleached Hair

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Hair Products For Bleached Hair, Hair products to fix dry damaged bleached hair
If you saw my "Black Hair To Ombre At Home" Post last week then you know I was going to share products I used to fix the damaged bleach parts of my hair. I went through my step by step process which you can read and see before and after pictures here. As I bleached my hair twice the ends were damaged which I knew would happen. I have four products which fixed my damaged hair and made it go back to normal within two weeks!

My ColourPop Makeup Collection Including Swatches

Monday, June 26, 2017
ColourPop Makeup, ColourPop Haul, ColourPop Swatches

It is no secret I am addicted to ColourPop. I have tried many products from them and found some products I didn't like but alot I love! I get asked alot about what products I would recommend from them so I thought I would share my collection with you and include swatches of everything.

Getting Fit With A Personal Trainer Made Easy*

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Bidvine Personal Trainer Review

Getting fit is something I want and need to do. Since my surgeries and not being mobile for two years my fitness/strength has decreased alot and I'm not confident enough to go to a gym on my own. I recently found a local Personal Trainer who is just starting out and she understands all my issue's with my leg and makes programs to suit me.

Beau Belle Rose Gold Brushes And Travel Pot*

Friday, June 23, 2017
Beau Belle Rose Gold Brushes Review

If you are a makeup/beauty fanatic quality makeup tools and brushes are essential to your collection. Having tried and tested many makeup brush brands the old saying "Your Makeup Is Only As Good As Your Tools" is completely true. Beau Belle have a wide range brush sets which will steal your heart.

L'Oreal Infallible Nudist Matte Lip Paint Review and Swatches

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
L'Oreal Infallible Nudist Matte Lip Paints

I first saw the L'Oreal Lip Paints online and when I was browsing on the Boots website I noticed they also had a Nude Collection. When I googled shades there was no swatches due to how new they are. I went into Boots and picked up three of the shades and I have become obsessed. I think these will be my new favourite lip products and shades.

How I Turned My Black Hair to Ombre At Home

Monday, June 19, 2017
Ombre Hair At Home, How To Ombre Your Hair, DIY Ombre Hair Tips

Me and my hair is a never ending story. Ever since I was around 13-14 I have always dyed my hair different colours. I have had it red, brown, purple, black, black with bright blue, the list is endless. No matter what I always end up dying it back black but I was bored last month and decided I wanted it ombre. Me and my mum have always done my own hair at home as I find most hairdressers don't understand my hair. 

Real Techniques Ready Set Glow Kit Limited Edition*

Friday, June 16, 2017
Real Techniques Ready Set Glow Kit Limited Edition

I have tried so many makeup brush brands but I always go back to my Real Techniques ones. They just make my makeup look flawless and what is better is they are affordable! They have released the Ready Set Glow Kit which is Limited Edition and also the Fresh Face Favourites Kit which is also Limited Edition. Anyone that reads my blog or follows me on Instagram knows I am all about that base, beyond addicted.

Quick And Easy Method To Wash Your Makeup Sponge

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Real Techniques Sponge Before and After Washing, How To Wash Your Makeup Sponges

I have tried so many different methods to wash my makeup sponges but I always end up having the odd staining no matter what I try. I recently found the easiest and quickest method and I can't honestly believe how easy it is yet how much it works. As you can see above my before and after pictures proves how much it works. It literally takes less than two minutes!

My First... Everything

Monday, June 12, 2017
Mermaid Blog Planner Diary, Mermaid Stationary, Mermaid Phone Case, Lifestyle Blog

I was recently planning blog posts and I wanted to do more life ones and this idea came to me, My First Everything. I thought I would let you delve into my life and see what my first tattoo was, my first kiss, some of my firsts. It is a post I haven't seen around and I thought it would be fun. I recently did a 3 Embarrassing Moments Of My Life 

Battle Of The Makeup Sponges

Friday, June 09, 2017

Makeup Sponges have become my obsession. If you read my blog you will know I am a huge foundation junkie owning over 30 foundations. I recently did my High End Foundation Collection and my Drugstore Foundation Collection posts. I have tried out quite a few makeup sponges and thought I would compare them for you from drugstore sponges to the well known Beauty Blender.

7 Makeup Geek Eye Shadows You Need

Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Makeup Geek Eye Shadows

Makeup Geek Eye Shadows are the ones I reach for the most over any of my other palettes. They have three different finishes and all cost below £10 plus they are better than most high end eyeshadows! I have a large collection of them but I have seven that are firm favourites and I will use alot.

Indeed Laboratories Nanoblur and 10 Balm Review*

Monday, June 05, 2017
Indeed Laboratories Nanoblur and 10 Balm Review

Indeed Laboratories is a skincare brand I have heard about but never tried until recently. I wash shocked when I realised they are very affordable,I always assumed it was more on the high end price side. Indeed Lab is a brand that advertises themselves as a no nonsense brand that delivers results and I have to admit I agree!

What Family Means To Me*

Sunday, June 04, 2017
what family means to me

Family can mean alot of different things to different people. Family is one of the most important things you can have but what do you class as family? Once I hit my teens my family life changed alot and impacted me growing up. When I was little I lived in Reading until I was four and then we moved up North five hours away. The only family I have up North are my mum and dad who I live with. The rest of my family are all still in Reading.

Giveaway Kiss Nail and Lashes ft Pixie Lott*

Saturday, June 03, 2017
Kiss Pixie Lott Nail and Lashes Giveaway

Are you a false lash and nail fan? Well you can win all of the above! If you haven't already heard then Kiss Products have some very exciting news. Pixie Lott is their new Brand Ambassador and will be promoting their new Lash and Nail lines this year. I have been wearing false lashes for over seven years, I am addicted.

Six Skincare Must Haves

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Skincare Products for combination skin

Over the past six months I have really found a skincare routine that works for me and these six products especially work magic. My skin type is leaning towards combination at the moment. I get extremely oily around my nose and on my chin then I get dry patches on my cheeks. Finding skincare products that work for you isn't easy but hopefully some of these products may be for you.

Six To Try From Milani

Monday, May 29, 2017
Milani Makeup Reviews

Milani is a brand everyone knew about but over the past year they have really upped their game and have released so many incredible products. I have become obsessed with some in particular and thought I would share my six must have products. One thing I love about Milani is the products are affordable, a little more than drugstore but all under £15. 

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks Review And Swatches

Friday, May 26, 2017
Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks Review

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks have become my ultimate favourite lipstick formulas by far. They beat any high end brand I have tried. They have six different finishes from Matte, Mega Matte, Sheer, Sheer Shimmer, Cream and Metallized. I own three of the finishes and I adore them all. I bet you are wondering what makes these lipsticks stand out from High End Brands like MAC?

What I've Learned In My Twenties

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Blog Tips, What I Have Learned In My Twenties

Im now twenty five, half way through my twenties and I have learned alot. When people say your twenties are the best time of your life Im thinking ok when is this happening? I think in this part of your life is where you learn alot about yourself and alot about others and just life in general. There are some key points I have definitely learned and will always remember.

My Z Palette ft ColourPop Makeup Geek & Anastasia Beverly Hills

Monday, May 22, 2017
Z Palette Single Eye Shadows, ColourPop Single Pan Eye Shadows, Makeup Geek Shadows, Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadows

I recently mixed up my Z Palette and decided to take out some shades and replace with other shades. I am so happy with my palette as I can create so many looks. My palette includes Makeup Geek, ColourPop and Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadows. I thought I would do an updated post and include swatches of every shade for you.

Urban Decay Self Adjusting Primer Review

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ever since Urban Decay announced last year they were releasing primers I knew I wanted one. Urban Decay are by far my favourite high end brand without a doubt. I am obsessed with concealers and foundations so I love trying new primers to give me that flawless base. They released four primers this year and I decided to go with the Self Adjusting Primer.

Why I Wouldn't Blog Full Time

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Beauty Flatlay, Blogging Tips, Blogging Full Time

Would you blog full time is a question I get often and people are surprised why I answer no within a second. It never gets a second thought, it isn't something I would ever want to do. Don't get me wrong my blog is something I am extremely passionate about and it has helped me in many ways but there are many reasons why I wouldn't take it full time.

EcoTools Ecofoam Makeup Sponge Duo Review*

Monday, May 15, 2017
EcoTools Ecofoam Makeup Sponge Duo Review

I always find when applying foundation and concealer it always looks flawless with a sponge compared to a brush. There are many makeup sponges out there but alot of cheaper sponges don't do a good job. Eco Tools have completely changed that and made affordable sponges that actually work.

Nip And Fab Matte Liquid Lipstick Cool Nude Review and Swatches

Friday, May 12, 2017
Nip And Fab Matte Liquid Lipstick Cool Nude Review

If you haven't seen already then Nip and Fab have released a makeup range which includes a wide range of products from concealer, contour kits to matte lipsticks. I was in Superdrug a few weeks ago and decided to swatch some of the matte liquid lipsticks. I decided to pick up just one so I could see if the formula was a hit or miss.

Snickers Cupcake Recipe With Peanut Butter Frosting

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Snickers Cupcakes Recipe
Im back with another baking post and it is one of my most requested cupcakes. My mum recently asked me to make these for her to take to work and they were demolished quickly. My Snickers Cupcakes always go down well, they are delicious and very easy to make. 

3 Prep Sprays Worth Trying

Monday, May 08, 2017
Prep Priming Makeup Sprays, Urban Decay Quick Fix Spray, Body Shop Vitamin E Spray

You always here about setting sprays but what about Prep sprays? Recently I have become obsessed, I used to use a setting spray before and after makeup but I am now loving certain prep sprays for different reasons. It is important to prep your skin before your makeup and when I do I always notice a difference with how my makeup looks and how my skin reacts.

Patisserie De Bain Hand and Body Products.. Britain's Next Top Model*

Friday, May 05, 2017
Patisserie De Bain Hand and Body Products

If you are a huge fan of the show Britain's Next Top Model like I am then you will have seen the brand Patisserie De Bain in one of the photo shoots. I was lucky enough to receive the cutest package with some of their items. The scents are honestly incredible! I have been testing the products for over over a month now and I wanted to share my thoughts and let you know my favourite.

The £4 Highlighting Palette You Need | Includes Face Swatches

Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Primark Strobing Highlighting Palette Review

I have definitely become obsessed with highlighters, I never used to own many now my collection has grown alot. I switch between a subtle highlight to that wow intense look. It just depends what mood I am in. This £4 Highlighting Palette is my favourite find of the year so far. I actually prefer it over alot of my high end highlighters. Whether you want a subtle or intense glow this palette is for you.