Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November Favourites // Beauty, Books & TV!

Hello everyone!
I haven't done a favourites post in ages, so I thought I would do one for this month, as I have loads to talk about, from makeup to a book to Youtube!
I can sense this is going to be a bit of a long one, so sorry!

First for beauty, I have the Collection Extreme Liquid Eyeliner Pen, which I bought a few weeks ago when my old Maybelline eyeliner ran out. I love this eyeliner so much more than any other one, as it's just so black, and doesn't budge all day! I didn't think I'd like it as much, as it was much thicker than any other eyeliner I'd ever tried, but it's surprisingly really easy to use, and I find doing a wing almost easy! (That's right, I just said that!) I'll definitely buy this again when it runs out, as it's much cheaper than the ones I normally buy! 

Next I have the Technic Soft Focus Translucent Loose Powder. I got this a month or so ago, and I really wanted a loose powder so I could try baking and things like that, and I was not about to splash out £30 for the Laura Mercier one! This is so good, I don't really bake with it, but I do like to set under my eyes with it, as it just feels so smooth and works really well, I don't get any creasing and I don't get a funny white cast wherever I put it, it's completely translucent! And this was only £2.99 I think, so it's so affordable and I can guarantee I won't be buying the Laura Mercier one anytime soon!

Onto a product I don't usually feature on my blog: false eyelashes! These are the Ardell Demi Wispies, which are the typical eyelashes most beauty gurus use. I ordered these on Amazon for around £3, which is much cheaper than I would get them in Boots! They look so fluttery and real - yes, they're really thick, but they do look really realistic compared to other eyelashes I've seen! I've worn these so many times since I got them (mainly if it's a special occasion, they're too much effort to apply all the time! They make my eyes look so big and I just love wearing them, and I would 100% recommend them!

Onto lip products, I've been wearing Kylie's Lip Kit in Candy K practically everyday. I'm so sorry, I realise how much I talk about these, but since I have been using it for at two months straight, I thought it was only fair I give it a quick mention. You all know how much I love these, I did a whole post on the mini mattes, which I got a few months ago, and Koko K and Candy K are by far my favourites! I did mention that I do prefer the formula on these ones to my full size of Koko, which I got back in May, so I'm not sure if they've changed the formula since then!
Anyway Candy is a really gorgeous browny nude pink, that I wear most days to school, and it lasts all day without flaking or fading!
There! I'll try not to mention them quite so much now!

I also love the Colourpop Matte Lippie in Bumble, which I also dedicated a whole post to! This is a dark mauvey pink that I've been wearing constantly since I got it! I wear it mostly at the weekend because I stay far, far away from bright lipsticks for school. This again, lasts alllllll day and doesn't fade! I love the formula of these, they're so thin and liquidy and easy to apply, and I really want to order more, as they're so cheap, but the shipping and customs is not so cheap, so unless Colourpop do a £4.99 shipping deal again, I won't be ordering again in the near future!

Lastly, I'l give a quick mention to two nail polishes I've been wearing: Essie's Maximillian Strasse Her and Barry M's Beach Keen. Maximillian Strasse Her is a dark muted mint green-y shade, that looks a bit plain in the bottle but looks so gorgeous on your nails! Beach Keen is an orangey nude colour that isn't too bright our out there on your nails, so it's perfect for school if you aren't allowed to wear nail polish, but it looks so pretty on!

Okay, onto non-beauty, there's quite a few, so get ready! First, is two books: Very British Problems and More British Problems by Rob Temple. I bought the first one on my Kindle and the second in paperback after reading the Very British Problems Twitter account and finding it really funny. These books are full of things all British people do that make them awkward, like holidays, travelling and loads of other things. This book literally makes me laugh out loud (I sound like such a gran saying that!), as everything is so relatable and I would so pick at least one of these up as they're so hilarious and I just love reading them!

Next, is Mulan, which I watched a few days ago and have became a bit obsessed with. I haven't seen Mulan since I was about 5 or 6, so when I watched it again, it was so good and I was so into the plot! Even if you aren't really into Disney movies, I would definitely listen to the soundtrack, the songs are so good, and I can't stop listening to it! It's all about a girl named Mulan (surprise surprise!) who goes in place of her father to fight in a war. Awful summary, but just watch it, you won't be disappointed!

Apologies for my awkward hand reflection on my iPad...
Next, is Stranger Things! Ha! You thought you'd finished hearing about it from every blogger and Youtuber? Well ahahaha, because I finished it a few weeks ago and I was  o b s e s s e d  with it. It's just so amazing and interesting! It's all about a boy named Will, who goes missing, and his 3 friends go looking for him. Just please watch this if you haven't already, it's one of the best TV shows I've watched!

Okay, the last thing in this favourites is Victoria, which was a show on ITV in the UK. This finished like last month, but I haven't done a favourites in ages and I couldn't not mention this! This was so good, it's all about the early reign of Queen Victoria, and how she met Prince Albert and it's just so good, honestly, hop on to ITV Player and watch this, it's so interesting and funny, and I am SO excited for the second series next year! I'm a bit of a history nerd, so I absolutely loved this, but even if you aren't really into history, you'll still love it, I promise!


Woo! We're done! That was a long favourites post! There was a lot more I could mention, but I decided to just cut it off there so as it won't be too long!

As I've said 45 times, I'm going to be posting every second day up until Christmas, so I hope you like the regular posts from me!

Anyway, thank you for reading, and before I go, I just wanted to say thank you so much for 20,000 views on my blog! I didn't even realise I'd hit it until recently, but I'm just so happy with how my blog's grown in the past few months!
Thank you again, and I'll see you on Friday! 

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The Christmas Gift Guide - £25 & Under!

Hello! So today I'm bringing you the first gift guide of 2016! Woooo!
I've decided on doing 2 guides this year,mainly based on what girls my age would want, as I'm quite good at guessing that!
This one is for gifts at £10-£25, and my next one will be for £10 and under!

I have got a lot of products to talk about, so let's get started!

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Colourpop Haul // Shipping, Review & Swatches!

A few weeks ago, I made a cheeky order on Colourpop, after I got sent an email telling me that they were doing a special £4.99 flat rate shipping deal on all international orders. 
I've heard that shipping to the UK is normally £25, so when I heard that it was only £4.99, I was right on the website!

So I've had my three liquid lipsticks for a few weeks now, and I think I can give you a full review of my thoughts on these!