Friday, 29 March 2013


Hello lovelies! Bit of a random post today - just a snippet into my Instagram from the past few weeks!

You can follow me on Instagram here 
Or on Twitter here

That's all for today, isn't the world of social media a fun place! I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend. Thank you for reading :)

Thursday, 28 March 2013

LUSH Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb

Hello lovelies! I do love a nice bath and think there's nothing better throwing Lush bath bomb in and letting it fizz away. I've tried a lot of Lush bath bombs over the years but never before had I bought Dragon's Egg. My friend bought me a load of Lush products for my birthday and this bath bomb was amongst the goodies.

I've heard quite a bit of about this bath bomb through various beauty blogs, so I was interested to try it. When I first put it into my bath it let off a layer of foam, then it carried on fizzing and began to turn my bath an orangey colour. When it had almost fully fizzed away, a load of gold glitter was released along with some popping candy. The bath bomb itself smelt really fresh and lovely but not too overpowering at all (excuse my inability to describe a smell of something!).

Overall I thought this was a lovely bath bomb that left my skin feeling nice and soft. This is one that I would definitely repurchase and use again and again!

Have you tried this bath bomb? What's your favourite Lush product? Thank you for reading :)

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

25 Facts About Me!

Hello lovelies! A little bit of a random post today, but I love watching these types of videos on Youtube or reading these types of posts online so I thought I would post one myself. Also, it's a nice get-to-know-me opportunity for you guys!

  1. So, starting with the basics... I'm seventeen years old. My birthday is February the 2nd .
  2. I'm currently studying my AS Levels in school. The subjects I'm taking are English Literature, Philosophy, Psychology and ICT. I hope to drop ICT next year and carry on with the other three as full A Level's.
  3. I can't go a day without listening to music. I find it so difficult to name my favourite band or artist because I love so many, but at the moment it is probably between The Vaccines and Bastille.
  4. When I leave school I would like to go to university to study Law and Business Administration.
  5. I decided to start my blog after months of watching various beauty bloggers on Youtube.
  6. I'm the eldest of three children. I have a younger brother and sister aged 14 and 12.
  7. My favourite colours are bright orange and red.
  8. I'm painfully shy and awkward when I first meet someone and for a while after. It's only when I know a person very well that I can be myself around them.
  9. Only a select few of my friends know I write a blog. I don't know why but I feel embarrassed by the idea of loads of people I know reading it. One day I want everyone I know to know about my blog, though.
  10. I have a part-time job in Sainsbury's. My mum calls me a "checkout chic" embarrassing, really. 
  11. I have an irrational fear of dogs. There really is no reason for this fear, but they petrify me. 
  12. I think I have some kind of OCD. I'm constantly cleaning out my bedroom because I can't stand the clutter. Sometimes I wake up really early in the morning with the urge to sort out my entire bedroom.
  13. I have two sentimental family rings that I can't not wear when I leave the house. I feel completely lost and naked without them.
  14. I'm only 5"4 but for some reason I'm convinced that I'm really tall. Standing next to taller people or looking at my height in photos tells me I'm not so tall, however.
  15. When I was 14 I shaved a section of the right side of my hair off so it was super short. I thought I looked cool at the time.
  16. I'm just a little bit scared of both elbows and feet. They just make me cringe and feel sick.
  17. My auntie lives in the South of France and where she lives is my favourite place to visit on holiday.
  18. I've got a scar on my hand that looks like bubbles and feels strange. It's from a mysterious rash I had on my hand that lasted for literally weeks if not months a year or two ago.
  19. One of my bedroom walls used to be completely covered with old train tickets, photos, posters and other things. In some ways I regret taking it down because it was basically a wall full of memories.
  20. I have a cousin who lives in Australia, we were really close when we were younger and I miss her more than you could imagine.
  21. I rarely drink fizzy drinks. There's not really a reason for this, I'm just not overly keen on them.
  22. Autumn is my favourite season of the year.
  23. Penguins are my favourite animals.
  24. I have a beach hut on my local beach. It's a lovely getaway in the warmer months of the year.
  25. And finally, my middle name is Eleanor. After my great grandma.
Thank you for reading! :)

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain vs. Clinique Chubby Stick - Is there a difference?!

Hello lovelies! Here lies two products that look almost identical, right?! Well I'll tell you one thing, they are pretty similar in application, too. Both of these products are really moisturising and add colour that isn't too bold yet not too sheer or subtle either. They are ideal for drier lips in the daytime. The only real difference in these products is that the Revlon Just Bitten tends to last longer in terms of colour, however this is a given as it is a lip stain, after all. I really enjoy using both of these products and will definitely be looking into buying more colours.

Have you tried these? What colours do you recommend?! Thank you for reading :)

Above - Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey Douce
Below - Clinique Chubby Stick in Mega Melon

Saturday, 16 March 2013

bareMinerals Original Foundation

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well! I was talked into purchasing this foundation recently but, my gosh, am I glad I did! Usually I rarely step away from Clinique in terms of foundation, but I knew mineral foundations are so much more beneficial to the skin so I thought I may as well give this a go.

After using this foundation just once I absolutely fell in love and literally haven't stopped using it since! After a few weeks of experimenting I've learnt that you can apply the tiniest amount to make your skin look even and flawless but like you're wearing no makeup at all, or, it can be built up to cover absolutely anything but still look like you're wearing little or no makeup! It is amazing. When buying this my main worry was that I wouldn't be able to achieve a full enough coverage, but trust me on this one, you definitely can!

I did consider buying the matte version of this foundation as my skin has the tendency to get rather oily throughout the day, however I didn't because I like glowy-looking skin and worried the matte foundation would look too matte or too cakey. With the Original foundation, I get very little excess shine throughout the day and my skin looks healthy, dewy and glowy - so I think I made the right choice there!

I use the Full Flawless Application Face Brush by bareMinerals (pictured above) to apply the foundation, it just buffs the makeup into the skin so perfectly. However, the Real Techniques Buffing Brush also works a treat!

Have you tried any mineral foundations? What are your thoughts? Thank you for reading!! :)