Monday, 28 January 2013

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation

MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation. To be found here.

When I went to the MAC desk, I stated that I wanted to look natural, to look like I haven't got any/much make up on. I'm just not a fan of looking plastic / orange and so on and so forth. I also didn't want to look shiny. This when the lady picked up this; Mac studio sculpt. Although it's a quite small for the price (£24) it has actually lasted a very long time..I've probably had this nearly 4/5 months, although I don't use it every day. You don't actually need much of this, the smallest amount will cover quite a lot of your face and it lasts all day. It leaves my skin looking natural and healthy, but covers evenly. I've always struggled with finding a foundation that I can work with, flicking between many different brands. This is one, that I have stayed with for a while and has been the best so far. Although at the price, I'm sure I will try to find a cheaper but just as good version.

Have you tried this? What other brands have you tried?

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Soap & Glory anyone?

On payday I decided to make a trip to boots. I'd been seeing so many reviews for Soap And Glory I just had to get my hands in some of them. There was so many choices I didn't know which to go for. I decided that I would buy some things to take to the gym with me. Win all over. After much deliberation  I went with Scrub Actually and Daily Smooth. I also bought Scrub your nose in it, but that's for a different review.

I've used both of these a few times and oh my lordie, they are lovely. I want to purchase a body wash to add to the mix but that will be for next time. The scrub is just.. aofjldkfda. The smallest iddle bit goes so far, I use about.. 10p size worth every time I'm in the shower. It comes out quite thick, but due to the sugary beads in it, it just spreads beautifully over the skin. The smell is just bloody lovely in itself and leaves my skin VERY smooth.

The daily smooth does what it says on the tin really. It makes me skin incredible smooth and soft, also leaving it to smell beautiful. It can be a little overpowering if you use to much. My mum said she was able to smell it from across the room.

These definitely encourage me to go to the gym as I really do enjoy using them. I will be repurchasing as soon as I'm out.

Anyone else ever tried this? Any other soap and glory products you would suggest?

Body shop wonder.

The body shop.
The last time I entered into my local body shop I was nearly balled over by how strong the smell was. This was, nearly 5 years ago now - give or take. The same shop is now being renovated so we have no body shop currently. But walking past the empty shop, I realised that I've never actually bought anything from there. I've always wanted to but I never known what. I've decided that when the brand new shop is up and running, I'd like to make a little trip inside and have a look and dabble a bit.

Has anyone bought from their local body shop? What sort of products would you suggest?

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Moany sunday.

Today has been a bad day. Why? Because it just has. It's been one of those days where I wish I had just stayed in bed and not bothered. I got very very emotional today because it felt like my boyfriend was putting his friends over me. (Add in here that I don't want to be put over his friends, but at least have it equal.) But that's semi been sorted now. What I did discover is that his best friend made an insulting comment to me, I don't know what it is and I don't think I want to know. I just find it semi amusing that I'm a problem because he's not seeing him enough, bare in mind they see each other nearly every other day. I think people forget that as life goes on, things change and situations change. You may see someone every day but that is never going to be the same forever. I've not even met him and I already feel like I'm being judged. It's not fair on my other half to feel like he's in between us either. The problem is, I live 30 minutes away and his best friend lives 30 seconds away. All I want is to see him twice a week and suddenly that's a problem. This has put me in a very bad mood, but this is more likely due to the fact that I'm very hormonal! I'm sadly one of those women that gets very affected by the changes of my hormonal level. With all that in mind, I'm trying to just shrug it off. He's the one with the problem (the best friend), not me.

On the upside I managed to go for a swim and help all my achy muscles after my first pole dancing class on Thursday (Yes, I still hurt). I'm going back to work tomorrow after a whole week off. This is probably going to be a bit of a shock to the system, especially getting up in the cold! But it will be nice to get back into a routine. Siiiiiiiiiiigh.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

MAC Select Moisturecover

MAC Select moisture cover

Near the end of last year I decided to get a whole new range of make up, after huge reviews I decided to make a trip to MAC. During my time there I finally realised how dark under my eyes are. This means that I do look tired quite a bit lot of the time (although, for most of the time I am actually quite tired...). This isn't the most attractive look and not something I want when I'm going for a night out. So here walked into my life the Mac Select moisture cover. This is brilliant and it's now part of my go-to pieces when I look worse for wear. This makes me look awake and makes my eyes look a lot brighter. Of course with MAC in mind comes a price tag at £14.50 per tube it can be quite a pinch. This has however lasted me quite a while. Can find the product here. Yet with this all in mind, I won't be repurchasing this.

Has anyone else tried this or tried something similar with a different brand?

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Hidden gem.

Excuse the poor quality imagine, but my ipod camera is poo. I discovered this in the back of my mum's bathroom cupboard. This is quite a bit old but the product is still the same. I popped open the lid and the smell was GORGEOUS. I've heard so many reviews about Burt's Bees bath crystals and I can see why. The smell is literally beautiful and was so relaxing. I will most definitely be buying this when I run out. I will be rummaging around my mum's cupboards again when I get the chance to see if there any more gems like this hidden. This year I want to finish off some of the products we have already before getting new ones.

Have you ever found gems like this before?

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Gym update #2

I'm thinking that from now on Wednesdays will be my gym update.. Simply because it's middle of the week and a good time to keep myself motivated. I say that, but this week I've had off! PAID HOLIDAY IS AMAZING. This is the first time since I've started working full time (July'12) that I've had a whole week off. I've kept my alarm on, hoping that on the return of Monday morning that I won't be too much of a struggle to get up. I say this but I have successfully fallen asleep every single morning. Oops. It's also been save to say that I'm glad I've had this week off. -6 in the morning? No thank you. 

Anyway.. This week I can definitely feel and almost see the affects that the gym has had on my body. My upper arms and legs actually have muscle. I feel like I have much more energy and just in general much better and healthier. 

My week:
Thursday: weights & cross trainer.
Friday: day off.
Saturday: just did weights after having my hair cut! :) 
Sunday: Weights & 42 minutes on the cross trainer.
Monday: day off. 
Tuesday: Weights & a quarter mile swim. 

Was a little gutted by the fact that I had booked in for a Zumba class yesterday but was late and thus unable to attend. Overall, considering it was my birthday on the 13th I don't think I've done too badly! I'm hoping to go to the gym today when I can convinced myself to get out of bed - it's just too blooming cold! 

Hopefully I will start to see the weight coming off now that my muscles will have increased. Fingers crossed for my weigh in on Friday! 

Sunday, 13 January 2013

How dirty.

Just after the christmas period there was a Lush sale online. I had a little bit of a look round and ended up getting some of my BELOVED Snow Fairy. However I was very limited on funds and wasn't able to buy anything else of the reduced Christmas selection. BUT, what I did decide to buy (because it was something I required!) was this; Dirty shaving cream.

When I finally got it through I was a bit.. unsure of how it was going to work. I'm very much used to the foamy sort of textured shaving cream etcetc. Instead this is a sort of liquid/creamy texture (clue was in the name really). I was also sceptical at the size, considering that this little baby set me back roughly £6ish. I was however, pleasantly surprised. The smallest amount of product would go very far. I only had to dip in twice to cover both of my legs completely. It then goes across the skin creating a semi-see through layer which not only protects the skin from the razor but, prevents it from going all red (I have sensitive skin & have this problem constantly after shaving). Sometimes my skin feels dry after shaving but again, I had no problem with it. The smell is actually lovely and it has left my skin feeling very protected and smooth.

I will most definitely be repurchasing this product when I run out of it. But I'm sure that wont be necessary for another couple of months.


Good morning everyone,

I've been awake for a while already today, too long if you ask me! However today is the 13th of January. Which means, today is my 23rd birthday. Not something I'm particularly fond about it. It is the first birthday I have been a bit apprehensive about, there is nothing fun about being another year old older from now on. That fact that I still live with my parents at 23 isn't something I'm a fan about either, this what now how I had planned my life at the age of 13. I joke, but seriously, I didn't think I'd still be living at home. This is something I've come to accept and if I have to live here for another few years then I will save up for when the times comes.


I've been bought some really love gifts this year. I will actually be doing an outfit of the day post. This is not something I would normally do because I'm not proud of my body shape, however I've been gaining confidence with going to the gym and I actually SEE the muscle I'm gaining. So all in all a happy start to my birthday! :) 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Wishful thinking.

Hello lovers,

Hope all is week 9 days into the new year. I can safely say it feels like a LOT longer than that. I wonder how many people have already given up their new years resolutions ;). I feel like I'm working towards mine as it stands. Since the last time I blogged I'd lost a whole ONE POUND. But I still count this as a success; every little helps and all. I've been going to the gym :

Saturday: half a mile swim.
Sunday: quarter of a mile swim.
Monday: half a mile swim.
Tuesday: weights & 2 mile speedy walk.

I know, nothing exactly exciting but I haven't been able to get onto my favourite machine at the gym (sounds quite sad doesn't it!) which is the cross trainer. I literally feel like I work my arse off on that machine. So when I come off it 42 minutes later (knowing I've burnt around 500kcal!), I feel like I've successfully achieved my goal that day. This may be attempted tomorrow or Friday, depending on how I feel. As it stands I feel physically exhausted. I'm struggling today to actually move myself around I just want to sleep. But, I think I've lost some weight around my tummy so it's just a price I have to pay.

On a personal note I had a good conversation with two of my friends about the lack of self esteem and confidence I have in myself and the potential that this has to damage my relationship with my boyfriend. I literally lack anything and I think that it's time I sorted this situation out.

I have a few products that I got bought for christmas which I am waiting to get round to review. Lush & MAC. I could rave about Lush until the cows come home, I LOVE their stuff. I look forward to being able to purchase a few things when I get paid.

Nothing much really to say tbh. I've discovered that my boyfriend is more than likely going to move out with his best friend (*sob*). I am a little sad to think that it won't be me & the reason? Because I might be going into midwifery and thus, can't "afford" it. I'm really gutted if truth be told. I find it hard to believe that he will want to move out very soon after moving in with his best friend. It also means that any plans I had to move out are completely on hold. Although I love being at home and the idea of moving out terrifies me, knowing that I could see my boyfriend every day made it worth it. But now, that idea has gone to poo. I guess that means I have more money to spend on pretty things. Although, if I don't get into my midwifery, I will be absolutely gutted.

Fingers crossed I get in. Hurry up March/April!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Goals for 2013.

I know I know, I'm a little late in the day for this. But I've barely had time to sit down at my laptop for the past week or so! This year I have a got quite a few new year resolutions as well as a small bucket list that I would like (but don't have to) achieve. These have been made with an intention to make my life and myself, happier.. Although I'm going to try and not put pressure on myself to achieve them, I really want to and hopefully this will be the attitude that helps me succeed.

The list:
 - Save £2,000+ (I really want to move out soon and if I get in to be a midwife this will be very helpful!).
- Lose 2 stone. I say this every year and then I always fail, feel disappointed and the cycle continues. This year I'm doing it because I want to feel fit and healthy. I've got my head in a good place for this. I know that so much of my life will benefit from feeling good in my skin.
- Get confident. This will follow the previous.
- Dance classes. I LOVE dancing, it always makes me feel happy. So hopefully I can join a dance class  and help with the previous two goals.
- Be more organised. I am forever loosing things, forgetting appointments and in general, feeling like I'm forgetting something. I really need to work on this in every aspect of my life!
- Stop swearing so much! I have the worst mouth on me. Its not lady like and sometimes something I say may sound really harsh when I don't mean it that way at all !

- Ice Skating.
- Alton towers?
- Buy two beautiful dresses.
- Organise an AMAZING hen night.
- New clothes / wardrobe.
- PJS! (I always seem to need new pjs.)
- Book/go on holiday.
- Organise an EPIC birthday meal for my Mama.
- Volunteer somewhere ?

It's not anything fancy. Just wanted to start off small, Im sure my bucket list will grow as the year goes on. Adding smaller things to it (like sort my car out!). But that's what I want to work on this year. Hopefully this year will be a lot better than last

Good luck everybody with their resolutions! :)