Monday, 29 June 2015

Empty Goodness


 
So before we start, I have to confess that the title is a tiny bit misleading, because not every item mentioned was full of 'goodness', there was the one product that was far from good - but yano I wanted to get my money's worth and used it up anyway (besides 'Empty Goodness & One Bad' didn't sound so good!) . So shall we start bad and work our way up..?
So, the first empty product I've used up was Lush's H'suan Wen Hua. I mentioned this some months ago that I'd bought it and heard good things, but I have to say it was very very bad in most ways. Firstly, It smells so revolting that it made me gag when I was putting it on my hair and second, I just didn't see a difference to my hair at all - not a good combination for a 'hair treatment'!
Moving on up (nooooothing can stop me *sings M People*) the four other products here were all well loved and I can seriously say I'm quite sad I've ran out! The POREfessional from Benefit is definitely the best primer out there; its literally feels like velvet going on the skin and seriously makes foundation look sooo much better on the skin *thumbs up* To take off makeup, the L'occitane 'Eye Gel Remover' tackles anything I slap on and has seriously lasted me ages. The Clinique Moisture Surge speaks for itself and seriously moisturises the skin, leaving me with baby soft cheeks - luuuurve it. Finally, is the Moroccan Oil shampoo, I've been using this for my roots - really massaging it in and I can honest say my hair feel so much cleaner then any other shampoo I've used *thumbs up again*
 
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Friday, 26 June 2015

You're from the Seventies, but I'm a Nineties chick


Sometimes in life, when all else fails, you just have to throw on a pair of whitewash, loose fit jeans and hope for the best. Hoping, that one: you don't look like your stuck in the wrong decade and two: you don't show signs of being the biggest MC Hammer fan. Result? a clear sign of nineties but not looking a complete fool (well that's what I hope) With fashion and what you choose to wear on your back, there is clearly no right and wrong. Yes, there's judgement, but if you like what you're wearing, what should it matter? Recently, there seems to be a clear trend of seventies and (weirdly) nineties showing through, some who have lived in those decades may shake there heads at the thought of bring back such fashion, whilst some will do the whole supermarket sweep and don it all. For someone who was born in the mid-90's I can't say I really experienced any of the decade properly - (although I'm not ashamed to admit I wish I'd have been in my teens during Spicemania #girlpower) The only thing I experienced during the 90's was the joy that was the Teletubbies and to not play with scissors. So, my attempt at the 90's trend and a hope of living in a decade I missed? Simple white blouse - check, half-mast/whitewash/ baggy jeans - check, weird and wonderful, metallic shoes - check again.  

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Beauty Picks for Summer

SUMMERS HERE SUMMERS HERE SUMMERS HERE.

Here are my summer picks for the season ahead. Some are old favourites and some are recent buys - but all are equally loved! They all counter towards a fresh face of makeup without that feeling of being over done. I feel summer should all be about light make up and bright nails - hence the coral varnishes, with dewy skin and a pop of colour on the lips - yay for summer!
[First Photo: Revlon Highlighter 'Rose Glow',  Kevin Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer,
 YSL Lipstick & Clinique Moisture Surge]
[Second Photo: MAC Paint Pot 'Painterly', Ted Baker Lipstick, Leighton Denny 'Coral Reef', Maybelline Colour Drama 'In With Coral', L'occitane Precious Cream & VVB Nails Inc 'Judo Red']
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Monday, 22 June 2015

Instagram Update #1

 
Instagram - Lisaaa1809
 
So, let's talk about Instagram - I love it. I feel like Twitter is past its peak of popularity and Facebook has definitely had its day (further then that, anyone remember Bebo or Picso?!) At the moment Instagram is the thing to be on. Here is an update of the last few weeks that are mostly out doors-y because other than going for a walk to clear my head, I've been stuck in the house revising for my A Levels (but hey, that's all over now thank GOD!)
 
First Row: A little dinner date with a friend (with thee best cheesy garlic bread) |  Reading something
other than Sociology revision books! |  Finally buying Victoria Beckham x Nailsinc Polishes.
Second Row: Some Colourful Flowers | A Luuuurly Day with my bestie | An evening walk with friends.
 
Third Row: A walk in the woods | Finally digging out the sunglasses! | Making an effort and actually going outside since the sun was shining.
 
So that's what my current feed is shaped like. Let's follow each other, so make sure to leave your usernames below - I love finding new accounts to follow!
 
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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Advice From A Festival Lover

 
 A Festival - the greatest experience you'll ever have, seriously. I've been to two so far.. V Festival in 2013 & 2014 and I literally have thee best memories from them. The crowd all screaming 'Heyyy Mrs Carter' back to a diamond clad cat-suited BeyoncĂ©, Justin Timberlake holding his arms out wide as the opening tune of Mirrors wailed across the whole festival and having the best 50 minutes of my life dancing/screaming to Tinie Tempah (just typing all of this has put a massive smile on my face!).. I literally would re-live both experiences.
Here, I wanted to gave a little advice on actually surviving a festival, because yes they can be fun-filled and adrenaline fuelling at the best of times. But there are some truths that you need to be prepared for if you've never been to one before - I'm typing this as a person who has gone to festivals with a weekend pass and withstood days in a damp tent and the great British weather to boot (yay) The way V Festival worked was you get there on the Friday to set your tent up etc. Saturday & Sunday are the Festival days and the Monday you pack up and go home.. So here are my tips if you've never been before..
1. You'll be sleep deprived from the moment you get there - On the Friday, realistically you need to be at the site pretty early, I'm talking before 9am, otherwise you run risk of being in a crappy place because you have not much choice due to lack of room, campsites fill up very quickly. This meaning (like me) starting your journey very early (both years, my group left at 4am, we live very far away!) - So obviously the sleep deprivation snowballs throughout the weekend, but yano the adrenaline masks most of this!!
2. Festivals are very pricey- I'm talking £2.50 for a standard bottle of water, £7 for a cheese burger... When I went you weren't allowed drinks into the arena either so you had to buy a drink once in.. so stock up your bags for the tents because it may cost a small fortune otherwise.
3. The Coachella-esque outfits go out the window - For the whole weekend your there, you're really not going to care what your wearing or how you look, because after an hour of standing in a crowd, your sweaty, its probably raining and the music is just too interesting to care...
4. Wellies are your Best Friends - No walking round bare feet a la Coachella Vanessa Hudgens, bins fill up fast and litter covers the floors; also in Britain mud is as common as water, so wellies are a must for the moment you arrive.
5- Be safe - I know that a bit of a roll-your-eyes statement, but seriously, as awesome as festivals are, they can be dangerous if you haven't go your head screwed on. Carry a bag that fastens, stay with the people you know and obvious don't take anything off anyone you don't know (drinks etc)
 
Hope that helps a little because on the whole, these are extremely minor things to know that really don't effect your experience at all. If I could be anywhere right now it would be dancing to Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake in the middle of thousands of people, singing at the top of my voice.. I'd even put up with the damp tents and dry shampoo again..
 
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