Saturday, 25 April 2015

April Favourites

I just want to try and explain why I haven't posted as much this month as I have done the previous month. The reason to why is simply due to the fact I have been stuck on things to blog about. I just didn't know what to blog about for a while and I saw this month was nearly over so I might as well do an April Favourites. 
I think next month I'm going to try and blog more than I did this month but it will be hard because I'm not entirely sure what to blog about but anyway here is my April Favourites. 

 So The First two Items I wanted to share with you is The Lasting Perfection Collection Concealer and the Nivea Raspberry Rosé Lip butter. I absolutely love these two items and I use them both daily. The The Lasting Perfection Collection Concealer is the best concealer ever. This plus my Boi-ing concealer makes my skin look like I don't have acne ( that's if you ignore the bumps ) but the concealer covers so well. You only need to use a very small bit and it does the job but its really thick which I think wouldn't be good for people with dry skin.

The Nivea Lip Butter smells like heaven on a pan. I tend to get really dry lips around summer time and I started to get dry lips but then I found this and o started to use it and my lips arent dry at all and its really good. The one think I don't like is how you have to use your fingers and once you use it you can't touch anything until you wash your hands. That's why I like the baby lips lip balm.

So next in the photo you will see The Barry M Silk Nail varnish in the shade Truffle? I never paint my nails or at least I never used to paint them because I always had short nails but ages ago I tried to stop biting them and they got really really long so I started to buy nail varnishes but recently I bite them all off. From roughly around two weeks ago I stopped biting my nails and they have grown so I used my mums nail varnish that I bought her ages ago and I absolutely love this colour. This a nude colour but it is silky and it just looks beautiful. As you can see on my pinky it shows the effect.

Next up is a lovely Pecksniffs Rose and Peony pink candle me and my friend who I mentioned in my long distance post came up for a while and we bought these candles from Tkmax for £10 for two. We was stalking my sister at work then we decided to smell the candles and we both fell in love with it. We got on the floor and layed all the candles out and we sniffed them all but we loved that candle so we bought it. I honestly can't describe the smell but its SO good ( Anyone who subscribes to Alex and Mia's vlog channel will see what I did there ). It smells like the men's Hollister spray or perfume. It is so good but I don't like how easily it runs out. It doesn't look like its ran out but the flame has currently became really small. I would highly  recommend this product. 

So last up on my favourites is this glass cup I got from Home Bargains. My love for this shop is unbarable. Since it opened up I go there like every week because its such a cool and cheap shop. I got this glass for 69p and it came with this adorable straw that I sort of lost but it was so cute I just had to buy it and I really wanted one before because I have started to make smoothies more now and it looks so cute. I think I have a picture of my Costa the day I bought it in the cup. I think these cups are adorable because they come with a lid and it has a whole on top to put a straw. I think its just used to keep the flies away when you out your drink down.

I had one more item left but I think I'm just going to do a Review on this Product because it is a really good one so I'm going to end this here. I hope you enjoyed my April Favourites and Thanks for Reading.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

The Liebster Award

I would just like to say thank you Alumdena for nominating me
For the Liebster Award.

The rules:
1. Thank and link the blogger(s) who nominated you.
2. Nominate 10 bloggers who have less than 200 followers who you think deserve this award and link their blogs too.
3. Answer 10 questions posted by the blogger who nominated you and also ask 10 new questions for your nominees to answer.
4. Notify your nominees.

Alumdenas questions:

  1. Why did you start a blog?
I stared a blog because I was bored one night and I was just fed
up of doing nothing and I was watching zoellas video and the word " Blog " got mentioned so then I started one 

2.    What's your favourite film and why?
I have so many favourite films that I can't pick one but the movie I recently watched was House Party 1 and 2 

3.     What is your favourite singer or group?
I don't really have a favourite singer but for group I would say the Fugees because me and my mum like them 

4.     What is your most recently purchase?
I bought a cool drinking class for homemade juices 

5.     Who inspires you?
I don't actually know. I guess my mum 

6.     What do you do when you're feeling down?
Play music or watching YouTube 

7.     What's your favourite item of your wardrobe?
My grey jumper that I'm currently wearing 

8.     What's the app most used on your phone?
Facebook Messenger

9.     What has been the best trip of your life?
Going to India and seeing a monkey jump on our balcony and steal our bananas 

10.   Do you have any favourite brand?
No I don't actually think I do have a favourite brand 

11.    Any funny fact about yourself?
I Can fit 19 grapes in my mouth 

My nominees are:
My questions:
  1. Why did you start a blog?
  2. What's your favourite film or Tv Series and why?
  3. What is your favourite singer?
  4. What is your most recently purchase(s)?
  5. Who inspires you and why?
  6. What is your best memory and why?
  7. What's your favourite pair of shoes?
  8. What's the app most used on your phone?
  9. What has been the best trip of your life?
  10. Do you have any favourite brand?
  11. Any funny fact about yourself?

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Book Review

I haven't been posting as many posts recently and that's because I had been so busy in the Easter holidays and now that I'm back at school it's harder. I haven't had any blog post ideas to I just decided to do a John Green Book Reviews; Mainly because he has done some really good books. 

Looking For Alaska 

I was planning on writing about all the books but I haven't really read much of the other ones so I can't really talk about it and judge it. The one book I read and absolutely loved is Looking For Alaska

Miles Halter or "Pudge" as he is referred to throughout the book. The book starts with Miles leaving Florida to attend a school in Alabama. He's introduced by his roommates to beautiful, mysterious and self destructive Alaska Young, and the story progresses, mostly centered around Miles' life at Culver Creek and his growing attachment to Alaska. There are also essential parts of teenage life thrown in casually. Its not some Typical Boy meets girl and they fall in love. Its not quite so simple, because something happens one night that changes Everyone's lives. 

What i liked was how John Green showed their relationships with each other, their pasts. I was obsessed with this book and I became addicted to reading it. I even watched fan made videos on the book. I personally think if they make a film they should have Kaya Scodelarios character from skins, Effy play the part of Alaska because they're both self destructive and Effy really describes Alaska and I think they should have Dylan O'Brien as Miles or someone along the lines as him. 

I would highly recommend buying this book if you're into that sort of thing. Hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading 

Friday, 10 April 2015

A Day Out & About

Truth be told I have nothing to blog about so I thought I would use the photos from going out Yesterday and turn it into a photo blog post. 
 This was the view from the beach part in Loch Ness. It was a really hot day but the water was freezing so we didn't want to go in the water but we just stayed at the beach part for about half an hour. Me and Sophie found walking sticks and Sophie insisted we take them home and paint them.


Wednesday, 8 April 2015

How To : Design Your Header

Recently I have been finding new people and new blogs to read. I also started to notice all these blogs have something in common; They all sort of look the same, the same layout and design. I'm not sure if its because they're new and they don't know how to design it yet or if they like it like that. I personally life it as well but I started to wonder if its because they're new so I wanted to do a post that could help peoples blogs stand out. 
You go to template and click custom then you just change anything that you want changed. I changed the background from that blown colour the watermark template comes with to a simple white colour because I prefer things to be simple that over complicated and over designed. 
So for my header I used an app called PicCollage. Pic Collage is a life saver, I'm not going to lie its the best place to make headers. I made my simple header from there and I make my blog post header from there as well. 

When you are done with designing your header all you do is screenshot it then crop it to a small size like this and save it. 

Then you go to Layout, Header and where it says header you click the blue writing towards the bottom right. It should then look like this..
Then you tick the boxes I have ticked and you add the header. When its added you will notice it looks sort of grey and if you didn't notice you will when you view your blog after. To solve that you need to go to you're google+ settings ( Here ) and click on photo then untick this box and re-add the header again. 

This should be the final look with the header that you designed it the way you wanted it. You could easily go back to layout but go to the right and click on Add Gadgets and it comes up with a list on things too add. Add anything you want too; I sometimes use the poll gadget and I ask " What Should My Next Blog Post be About? " and I give a few options and people vote and you do the highest vote. All you need to do is give it time and learn new things. 

When I first started blogger my page looked nothing like this. If you want to see what it was like you click ( Here ). It took me ages to design my blog and at the time I wish I had help like this because I tried googling specific things but nothing really helped so I decided to do a quick and hopefully easy post to help new bloggers. 
Hope you enjoyed and Thanks for reading 

Saturday, 4 April 2015

March Favourites | 2015

So this is probably a bit late because I'm writing this on the last day of March and I am probably posting this sometime in April so it seems weird but it's just because I left this to the last minute. Anyway let's get started; This is just a make up March Favourites because I haven't done a make up post in a while so I thought it's only fair to do a make up post. 

Make Up 

I already wrote about The Benefit Boi-ing Concealer ( here ) and the MUA Undressed Palette ( Here ) so I didn't see a point writing about it again so I decided to leave it out this time but it's in my March Favourites. 

I'm going to start with the Mineral Magic Powder. This powder is the best powder in the whole world. If you look very closely in the picture you see its got little dots of different colours and the different coloured dots do different things. I don't remember what they all do but I know the Purple one does something to do with spots or other blemishes. I have had this powder since Christmas time and I still have it. It lasts for AGES and it works so well and I'm sure it will be in all my favourites if I do one next month or the month after.

Next up on the list is the GOSH Velvet Touch Primer. I use this for my eyes' when I do my eye shadow in the morning and this keeps my eye shadow on until I come home from school or where ever I was. This Is a really odd Primer, it's one I have never came across but the actual Primer its self feels like Velvet and if you was to put a small bit on your hands it feel soooo soft and I just love the feel of it and I love how well it works. 

I have been using the Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara and i think its a really Good Mascara. I left it for a while and this month I went back to it and I noticed how long it makes my eyelashes look which is what I really like about it. 

Talking about Mascaras I have been loving the Natural Collection Clear Mascara this month on my eyebrows to hold them in the shape I want. This is the first ever Brand of clear mascara I ever used and this is my favourite Clear Mascara and I would recommend it. 

I got the Benefit High Beam in the Birch Box for Christmas and it was in an adorable little cracker. This is the mini version and at first I really didn't like it but I decided to use it again one day and I realised how well it works. The liquid highlighted makes the cheek and brow bones really stand out with a lovely radiant glow.

 Last on the list is this Beautiful Body Shop Eye Shimmer in the shade 06. I love using this over the top of the MUA Undressed palette shade Drawn. It just creates a natural nude colour for for eyes and it works really well for blue and green eyes. 

These are all my own products to which I bought with my own money and these are all my own opinions on the products. I might do a monthly favourites every other month because not a lot of things change in product wise but I think next time I will do more than just a make up favourites. Let me know what's in your March Favourites and i hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading.