Saturday, 31 January 2015


I've never been into styling my hair much because I know how damaging it can be and I wanted to grow my hair.  Now its near enough the length I want it and I can start styling more!  So I decided it was about time I invested in some ghd's but my mum beat me to it and bought me these gorgeous rose gold ones for Christmas!

The rose gold set comes with the professional ghd V styler, roll bag (including heat resistant mat) and two clips.
Let's start with the styler!  It heats up so quickly which makes styling so much less of a chore and the results are so much better than my Babyliss straighteners that I have had for years!  It takes so much less time to straighten my stubborn hair!
You are also able to create curls and waves with the styler.  I've tried to achieve this and I'm improving but its not easy!  So if anyone has any tips about curling with straighteners please leave them in the comments!

The roll bag is a thing of beauty! I'm slightly in love with the rose gold hardware on this handy bag which just helps to keep everything neat and tidy (and stop me losing things).  The bag comes with a detachable heat resistant mat which is so practical!  I use this for my curling tong too!
The set includes two clips which is a lovely edition!  I haven't used these much because I don't usually have the time to section my hair but they have good grip and I'm sure they will be useful when I have more time!

What is your favourite styling tool?

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015


It's no secret that NARS is by all means my favourite makeup brand and I was lucky enough to receive a few items for my 18th birthday recently from friends and family.

One of my closest friends knows me far too well and bought me this gorgeous pure matte lipstick in the shade 'amsterdam' along with vodka!  I've never tried the pure matte lipsticks before and haven't heard much about them but I have been very impressed!  The colour is just beautiful, amsterdam is described as a garnet red (warm and deep) that's very wearable.  The formula is also lovely as expected!  The lipstick contains wild mango butter and vitamin E which prevent your lips from drying out and have antioxident benefits, whilst it's also long wearing due to the matte finish.

My mum bought me the hyped up sheer glow foundation which I have been longing to try for months now!  I have the shade 'mont blanc' which is the second lightest and it's a perfect match.  The shade is slightly yellow toned which helps to even out redness in my skin.  As I'm sure you will know, the sheer glow foundations have a dewy finish which brightens up the skin, I was concerned that this might not work well with my slightly oily skin but I've found that a bit of powder stops things from getting too shiny.
However, the fact that you need to buy the pump separately annoys me because my mornings seem to get a bit messy! I've also noticed the slightly odd scent, I can deal with it but it's got nothing on Rimmel's Wake Me Up!

What have you added to your makeup collection recently?

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Friday, 2 January 2015


I still can't quite believe 2014's over, but it's about time for my annual roundup of the years events.

If I'm honest, this year has been pretty challenging.  Not quite as tough as 2013 but challenging all the same.  I've found myself in some really low points throughout the year that have really knocked my confidence and left me feeling very stressed.  Exams, results and teachers aren't easy to cope with and stress levels have been at an all time high recently as reality begins to kick in and I panic about what I should do with the rest of my life!  I've decided to apply for university and hope for the best!

But, on the upside there have been some amazing moments this year and I have achieved things I am really proud of!  To start with, I learnt to drive and passed my test first time! Something I never thought possible and I'm very proud of.
My blog has grown a lot this year too! You can see my most popular posts herehere and here.  I have tried to post more consistently and to a higher standard and I am very proud of some of my content.

So, 2015?  I'm not one to make new years resolutions but I have goals! I want to be proud of my A Level results and avoid the disappointment I had in 2014.  This is the first year I am unsure where I will be this time next year, hopefully at university somewhere but it's strange not to know what could happen!  I'm excited!

Happy New Year!


Well, doesn't this lipstick seem to be having a bit of a moment?

Recently I have seen a fair few bloggers picking up the MAC lipstick in Brave.  Believe it or not, this was my very first MAC purchase featured in my Italy haul back in February!

Brave is a satin finish lipstick in a cool toned, pinkish-beige shade rumoured to be one of Kylie Jenner's favourites!  Need I say more?
In case you do want to know more, Brave is a perfect autumn-winter everyday shade because it's slightly deeper than your average MLBB lipstick but its still natural and it lasts incredibly well.  I would opt for a warmer blush with this one though otherwise you could end up looking a bit washed out and dull.  The formula of MAC lipsticks is a winner as always, a little bit of lip balm will help to combat any dryness if needed.

I've also found that Rimmell's exaggerate lip liner in Eastend Snob is a great match for this and just adds to the 'Kylie Jenner effect' and is a combination I have been wearing a lot over the past few weeks.

What's your current favourite lipstick?

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