May Wishlist

There is not that much that I am actually after this month which comes at a bit of a shock, I usually have a huge list of items I want to buy, my bank account will be very happy.

After going through my clothes I have come to the conclusion that I need to invest in a few more basics, plain tops in numerous colours need to be added to my wardrobe which I can team with my patterned trousers or floral skirts. Another major clothing item I have been wanting for ages is a white blazer, I look everytime I go shopping but cannot find one that I love which is very annoying.

Then a couple of beauty products have found their way into the wishlist, both from Benefit. First is the browzing which is something I have been after for quite a few months now but have not had the money to buy it and the other is sun beam. I am a huge fan of the high beam but that is a mini tester pot that I got free in a magazine. I feel this has a bit of a more shimmer and a little bit summery (maybe with the name sun makes me think that).

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think of them?

Mini Vacation: London & Brighton

I thought I would show you some of the photographs I took of my two weeks of my Easter hols away, there aren't many photos as I was a little lazy and enjoying my time far too much.

The first week I headed to London to stay with my friend from my first year of uni which was a huge barrel of laughs and so good to be able to have a massive catch up. After three years of hearing numerous hilarious stories I finally got my night out at Oceana Watford, an early celebration for my 21st which is tomorrow (eek) and a pretty decent night out. The weather was beautiful that week so it made the trip so much better and you can really see how amazing London is. We had a spot of lunch at a burger place called Byrons in Covent Garden, it was so cute and quirky inside, it was hidden out of the way so if your visiting take a look at the maps situated around to find your way as I'm pretty rubbish with directions. After that we headed to Leicester Square and sat outside a Wetherspoons having a drink soaking up the sun.

The second week I was at my sisters, as I had a weeks placement in the media department at Peterborough Football Club, this was such a good opportunity getting some of my work on their website and learning a few tricks of the trade. Last weekend we took a trip to Brighton, another long awaited trip, and it also was my little nephews first trip to the seaside. My sister also won him a Shaun the Sheep on the grabbers which was hilarious, I was rubbish at it as I didn't even manage to move the actual grabber. Later I learnt that you do not take your hand off the arrows (major school boy error!) 

Today starts the celebration of my 21st which should be fun, I'm heading out to a meal with my family and boyfriend and then tomorrow which is my actual birthday I will be chilling at home! I should also be back to the regular blog posts, keep your eyes peeled as I have got some great ideas.

The Sunday Post: Happy Easter


Hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday weekend, like me your probably still sat in your pj's eating all your Easter Eggs that you received and watching as many films as possible in a day. Whatever you are doing if you celebrate the day or not, I hope you are having fun!

What's On My Face

  Here are the products that I used to create this look today. 

My day to day make up does not really change that much, I am one of the boring individuals who finds a product they love and not use anything else. I am getting a little better at trying out new things but I find myself always going back to what I like.

The main products I do switch up on a daily basis is blusher and bronzer. Some days I like to go for a more natural look so I either use Benefit 10 and Hoola, if I want a bit more colour in my cheeks then I use Benefit Coralista.

Pretty much everyday I rock eyeliner, whether it be a thin line just above the eyelashes or quite a thick line with a flick at the end. Sometimes I just like to go quite natural with a little bit of mascara, especially if I am in a little bit of a rush in the morning or I'm heading somewhere quite informal.

Have you used any of these products? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this look.

Review: Fake Bake Spray Tan

 Before spray tan

 A few hours after the spray tan 

 The next morning before showering off the excess tan

 The after look, after washing off the excess tan

 With make up and outfit for presentation

The other week I decided that I was going to go get a spray tan, Iv had one done before at my local hairdressers/beauty salon so I knew that they were reliable and I was really happy with the results. I was feeling very pale and now the sun is coming out I wanted to feel more in the summer spirit and feel happy wearing dresses and skirts. Also at University we had our sports presentations and I chose to wear a backless dress, so this was another reason to getting it done.

Before you have a spray tan done, you need to prep your body the week leading up to it. The main thing to do is to exfoliate your skin allover, this gets rid of the dead skin cells and when you get the tan it doesn't stick to the rough patches and leave certain areas darker than others. Moisturise daily, in the evenings is better as it allows your skin to soak in all the moisture during the night. Shave or wax 24 hours before your appointment so that you skin calms down before having a product sprayed onto you.

At most places they will have a few different products you can choose from whether you want to go for a slight tan, quite dark or one which can be washed off after an hour. I opted for the Fake Bake tan, in the light shade as I am extremely pale and I didn't want to look silly by being overly dark or orange.

The process only lasted around 5 to 10 minutes, she placed some fake bake moisturiser on my elbows, knees, feet, hands and anywhere where you suffer with dry patches. After it is finished, you are adviced to wear loose fitting clothes and stay clear of liquids and steam as it could make the product run a little bit.

You then get a shower the morning after the tan to wash off all the excess and make it look even, only use warm water and not any soaps or shower gels, once the water runs clear then you are able to dab yourself dry.

I have got to admit that I was a little disappointed with my tan, when I went into the light I still looked quite pale and it was as though I had washed it all off, plus over my neck and a bit of my arms it seemed a little uneven but it wasn't that obvious so I could get away with it. Just under a week later the tan has pretty much all gone after having a shower pretty much every day.

This might shock you after reading all of this but I do like the Fake Bake product, I just think that I should have gone for the darker shade. From previous attempts it has usually lasted me a couple of weeks which is great value for money and perfect for someone lazy like me who doesn't really like using fake tan all the time. I am very pale and I would choose the darker spray over the lighter any day, it leaves a beautiful glowing skin. Plus, if it rains you don't streak!

 I always find that whenever I have had a spray tan or used fake tan, my make up applies better to my face than usual and it looks so much nicer. Does anyone else think this?

A top tip to make it last a little longer is to apply moisturiser everyday onto the skin, and also exfoliate your skin a few times a week so that when it fades, it does so evenly.

Have you ever used this product or had a spray tan? What do you think of the process?

Haul: Toiletries

I have been a very naughty girl the past couple of months, being stuck in my room at uni (probably getting bored hearing me talk about this), pretty much most weekends saw me popping into town or the Trafford Centre and splashing the cash. I say this as thought I have spent a fortune, but I only spent a little bit each time I got paid from work.

However, this haul includes things which I actually needed. I don't always enjoy going out to buy toiletries, I find it a little bit boring and always want to go for the top notch products that I cannot afford. This time around I wanted to try and get some new face care products, as I want to look after my skin more than what I do.

I have seen a lot of bloggers raving over this Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and they have said it is a good dupe for the ... I have to say I cannot justify this or back it up as I have not tried the ... before. To be perfectly honest, I did not believe that the micellar cleansing waters would work at all, how is it any different than just using water? Well... after giving it a try, I realised how very different this is from ordinary water, and I felt a little bit bad for not trusting what everyone had to say about it. It has a silky consistency to it and glides across the face lovely, taking away pretty much all of your make up off. It is also fantastic at removing eye make up which is perfect so that it does two jobs in one, and less products you have to buy. To use this product I use a couple of round cotton pads and pour the cleansing water onto it.

If I am going to start my skincare routine then I have to do it properly so I also picked up the Garnier Refreshing Toner. I have only used this product a couple of times so it is difficult to say how much it works, but my skin did feel refreshed once I had used it. I honestly don't think that my face has ever felt as refreshed before than what it did after using both of these products. 

Every once in a while a face mask is a must to replenish your skin, your skin goes through a lot every day so it is important to treat it to a little more TLC in your night time routine. There are different masks out there for every skin type, my skin is quite oily so I find that clay masks are much better for me as it doesn't add any extra unwanted oils. This Botanics Ionic Clay Mask cleanses my skin beautifully, my pores don't feel big anymore and that all the bad impurities have been removed. Depending on how badly damaged you feel your face is, then I would recommend doing a face mask every week, if not give it a try every other week.

Every time I go buy a shower gel, I like to mix it up a little bit and try something new, which is not like me at all. I am also not one for very zesty, strong smelling toiletries as I have quite delicate skin so I feel I wont get on with it well. However, when I saw this Original Source shower gel I thought it looked lovely and refreshing. Tea tree is quite a soothing ingredient so I thought that this would make me feel a little De-stressed, and the Lemon makes it very refreshing and makes it feel like Summer in a bottle. I love it! 

 Yes, this happened, I went to Lush. Every time I go to town I always go into Lush and have a nosey at what they have, unfortunately the store in the town near me is quite small so they don't have a lot of products, especially all the new ones for some reason. After reading quite a few blogs and saw the Easter inspired products I knew that I had to get my hands on some of them. The only product that I got was the bunch of carrots, they are just so cute and make me feel a little hungry. I really do think they are great value for money, being a reusable bubble bath it means that you can get the fresh orange smell a lot more than once. I have only had one bath since buying them, but I hardly used any of the carrot and there were a lot of bubbles which was lovely. The only downside was it made your water look very yellow/brown/orange which made it look quite grubby. 

Have you tried any of these products before? I'd love to hear what you have to say about them. 

Walking up Rivington Pike

Hello, hope everyone is well.

This post is slightly different than usual, and will be very image heavy. A couple of weeks ago when it was Mother's Day I was invited by my boyfriends family to go for a walk at a place called Rivington Pike which is in Lancashire.

It is quite hard to describe what exactly the place is, it's a walk which goes uphill going through a bit of a woods area on uneven ground and a lot of steps. This made me a little bit worried as I have not been on a walk like that in a very long time, we are talking years and years ago. Plus I was working the night before and didn't finish until 4:15am which was not very fun.

But as soon as I got there and started walking, I woke up properly and was really enjoying myself. I think because I don't normally do this kind of thing, but I would happily do it more often. It made me feel so much better about myself, I was out in the fresh air all day (was really sunny and warm), I had people around me and I was getting a bit of exercise. The place was beautiful, so picturesque, I kept having to get my phone out and take loads of photos. Once you got to the top, the view was stunning, it was quite a muggy day which was disappointing but it was still lovely to sit down and see what was all around us.

Hope you enjoyed the post, and all the photos.

OOTD/WIWT: Jelly Shoes and Scrunchie Throwback

Scrunchie: Homemade 
Jeans: New Look
Top: Next
Jacket: Miss Selfridge 
Jelly Shoes: Primark
Sunglasses: Dorothy Perkins

Finally we have nice warm weather, well that is what I thought when I stepped out in jelly shoes, vest and rolled up jeans to find it was a little chilly when the sun disappeared under the clouds and the wind picked up. Ahh well, dress summery and you will feel summery. 

As you read this I will actually be in London, I'm heading there for the week to see a couple of friends and just do something fun after a few stressful months. I love London its such a beautiful city and I just love that you can literally wear anything and you don't get any strange looks. Fingers crossed I can get some really good snaps of my week away.

This outfit was what I actually wore yesterday, me and my boyfriend went for a walk where I live and we stumbled across this little bridge next to a mini lake/pond, so I decided to get a few outfit shots done. I love the way they have come out, the vibrant colours make the images look so much more interesting and fun to look at, rather than my typical images in my room at uni. 

Hope you all have a lovely week and enjoying the sun if it it out where you are.