Mini Colourpop Haul

Sunday, 14 January 2018

So first off, hello 2018! Bit delayed but happy new year (even though I'm currently experiencing a case of the January blues!). So I said throughout January I wouldn't place any orders, well I clearly failed at that... 
A little while ago I watched a make up tutorial of a navy blue glitter eye look, and Colourpop was the brand used. I kept thinking about it and wanting to recreate it myself. After scrolling through the website countless times and seeing what looked like the prettiest eye shadow shades, I decided to just say sod it and place an order. I could have done some serious damage to my bank account, but I stuck with four things. Sadly one of the shades I purchased arrived broken, I suppose it did come on a long journey from Los Angeles. It was the shade called I heart this, and was supposed to be a birthday present for my friend, guess I'll have to think of something else eh.

How Is It Nearly Christmas!

Friday, 15 December 2017

It's been a little quiet on here huh, I cannot believe it is nearly Christmas already! I just felt like writing a little catch up post on here. I know everyone says it but for real where has this year gone. I really wanted to do some kind of Christmas post on here because I do love this time of year. Being a massive nerd about fairy lights, I love seeing lights on peoples houses. It just makes me so happy. Plus everyone (apart from the men in my family who are complete Scrooge's) seem to be a lot more cheery.

I've been so thankful to have a few days off in December as life seems to get so much more hectic. Work has been so stressful and I've been feeling pretty low. Also I've had the flu so I was stuck in bed for a few days. Does anyone else always get ill in the run up to Christmas? I guess it's the stress of it all. Christmas day this year is going to be a little strange as it will be just me, my mum, my sister, her girlfriend and my boyfriend. My family unfortunately can't all be together so we're going to have our Christmas day a few days later. So my plan for the 25th is drink a lot of prosecco, eat a lot of buffet food and play board games.

Hows your Christmas shopping going?? For the first time in my life I have actually finished and wrapping is underway. I've tried to get a little fancy, but I'm still shit at wrapping gifts. It's not one of my strongest skills. I found these adorable glittery parcel baubles from Wilkinson's and I just had to incorporate them on the presents. They look alright I think... I really struggle to come up with gift ideas so I just hope my family and friends like them.

But yeah just a short post today, I would love to get some festive baking done over the weekend and get prepared for my final week of work before Christmas. Hope you have an amazing Friday evening!

Glossier Treats

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

First of HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!, oh I am so so excited that the spookiest day of the year is here. I mean I've spent majority of the day at work but what can you do! I hope you've all had a wonderful day full of treats (and maybe a few tricks).
Speaking of treats, today I wanted to share with you some items I've got recently. I had to get involved with trying out some products from Glossier. So as soon as they launched in the UK I made a cheeky little purchase and wanted to see for myself what the hype was about. I haven't managed to try out one of the products yet but I will get round to it. The first three of these products are part of the Phase 1 set.

Crete 2017

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Last week I went on a week long holiday to the beautiful island of Crete. I cannot say how grateful I am whenever I get to go away and see a new place as I've had years where I simply could not afford it. A week of chill, sun and spending time with my boyfriend Ben. Both of us had never been anywhere in Greece so it was so exciting to experience a new culture.

My Five Make up Must Haves

Sunday, 8 October 2017

I'm so happy October is here, my favourite month of the year (along with December) for obvious reasons. September was a really stressful month for me in terms of work, and its still pretty hectic now. Trust me this is relevant to this post I promise...

As I've been limited with time, my make up has been pretty boring and it got me thinking what products I always reach for. Like a capsule wardrobe (something I fail at majorly), everyone has some make up items they always reach for, so I thought I'd share the five I'm always reaching for and what I call my must haves.

Kat Von D beauty is personally one of my favourite brands for many reasons, the products are great, packaging is great and has a Gothic and dark feel to it (something I dig being a goth at heart). I bought this powder back in May when I visited Birmingham with my boyfriend Ben and have been using constantly since. I haven't tried many powders but I love this one as it just soaks into my skin and doesn't highlight the dry skin I suffer from. I always struggle to get the lid back on the powder as I'm bloody stupid.

Topshop Wishlist

Monday, 28 August 2017

Happy bank holiday weekend! Do we even say that for bank holidays... 
Anyways today I thought as it's a rare Monday that we mostly have off (sorry people in retail jobs trust me I've been there, it's shit as bank holidays are a nightmare) I thought many people would be scrolling the internet, so I thought I would put together a little post about some piece I'm loving from Topshop.
Dare I say it, usually Topshop and I don't get along, purely as I don't feel cool or thin enough to pull off their clothes. But lately I've had a change of heart and recently found some items I would love to add to my wardrobe.

I do love a bit of embroidery and I think it was the yellow that drew me to this skirt. To me it just screams summer and denim skirts are so easy to just thrown on. I'm not so sure on the 'mini' length of it as I have chunky legs but it looks cute and I would love to wear it when I get to go on holiday.

Taking Time Out

Thursday, 24 August 2017

The only word I can use to describe life at the moment is hectic!! I've been trying to juggle too many things at once and it;s been overwhelming to say the least. I now finally have a full time job which I'm really enjoying, although the last couple of weeks ain't been that great due to me putting a lot of pressure on myself. But I'm really enjoying it and costume making work is for now taking a back seat. That's not to say I won't do it all, but I've recently had some freelancing work and have not enjoyed the experience.
Last weekend and this weekend I've actually had the chance to relax and chill out. Being a natural worrier in every aspect of life, I find it really hard to actually forget about things and really de stress. I really want to have some time to chill, can October hurry up so I get to go on holiday!!