Tuesday, 23 October 2012

NYX Make-up Artist Kit

This is the most excited I've been about something in a while! Im a bit fan of NYX, and when i found this set in TK Maxx i couldn't believe my luck! Even more so when i realised it was only £14.99 (rep £29.99) and i was a very happy lady when my boyfriend surprised me and bought it for me. Its very weighty, so probably not great for travel, but its got so many things in it, you don't really need much more. 

Some of the shadows i know i will rarely use, but the beauty of being a dancer means at some point or another ill use all of these colours, over the years!

The mirror is brilliant, not one of them rubbish mirrors you sometimes get in sets, and everything is so pigmented, i can't wait to play around with this and create some FOTD's!


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Follow Your Dreams...

This has been hung on my wall for quite some time now. When i saw it in Next, it struck a cord and i just knew i had to have it. Its something we hear quite regularly in inspirational adverts and such like, but how many of us actually do this? And besides its not actually that simple is it?

When i was 14 i went to my first ever dance class after bugging my parents about wanting to join. I quickly fell in love with it all and eventually realised this was my dream. Had it not been for that very first dance show where i wore my tinsel wig and velvet catsuit (this was many years ago!) i would never have realised how much of a buzz it is to perform.

All our lives we are encouraged to 'reach for the stars', 'be the best' and of course..'follow your dreams', but how many times have you felt like a failure because you didn't get that grade, or failed your driving test, or didn't get the results you wanted - you see where I'm going with this!

We are raised in a society where if you're not a record breaker or a massively high achiever, you can often be put on the back burner. Whether its to go university, learn to drive, have a successful career on relationship, we are all designed with these goals implanted in our minds, but i urge you to look a little smaller.

Just because you didn't get that A, or you quit your job, or quit anything for that matter, it doesn't mean you're not following your dreams (no matter what people say), you're simply altering your dreams to fit your lifestyle. I mean, how many people actually know what they want to do after uni, or stay in the same career all their life?

What i basically want to say is, yes of course follow your dreams and do what makes you happy, but while youre doing that its easy to get caught up and focus on little else. So next time you have a minute, text an old friend, or buy your mum some flowers, or go on that autumn walk you keep dreaming about! Your dreams will still be waiting for you.

'Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.'

'Follow your dreams. Just make sure you have fun too.'

What are your dreams? Are they still the same or have they changed over time? xxxx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

NOTD - Bourjois - The Most AMAZING Ever

Available from Boots and Superdrug

This is the most amazing nail polish i have EVER tried. 
I first used this one my birthday, and from now one ill use it for special occasions as it truly did make me feel like a princess. At £6.99, this is more than id usually spend on a nail polish but its definitely worth it as this lasts for WEEKS!

Basically it contains silicon, which is all the rage in beauty salons at the minute because you get a shiny finish lasting for weeks, perfect for those on the go, which lets face it is most of us!

This is definitely my all time favourite nail polish (sorry OPI !), and i definitely like to feel like a disney princess on these dull autumn days!


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

September Favourites

Firstly, if you've read my last post you'll know i had no camera, however i just couldn't stand not being able to postpone my September Favourites any longer! Ive had to take these pictures using my phone, so understandably they're a bit hit and miss!

Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical £4.99 - here

Ive been having a bit of a greasy hair month throughout September - i need to find a new shampoo! This has been my saviour, and gives me that extra day between washes.

O.P.I Avojuice Skin Quenchers in Crisp Apple - here

My hands have definitely felt the wrath of the cold weather, and this is doing just the trick - so much so I've nearly used it all! :(

No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara in Black £11 - here

This is also nearly ran out, yet it continues to make my lashes long and thick - this will always be a winner in my eyes!

Christina Aguilera Eau de Parfum £16.90 -here

Ive actually used this up this month, thats how much i love it! It reminds me of being in New York, so this is a very nostalgic smell for me!

MUA Sugar Lips Lip Balm £2 - here

These are amazing, I've just wrote a review on these to expect that very soon! They've given my lips just what they need in this cold weather

Barry M Nail Paint in Rasberry £2.99 - here

I LOVE this - i will be wearing this all Autumn - its the perfect colour for this time of the year, and its really chip resistant, which is what we need when wearing dark nail colours! This is definitely my all time favourite product this month, and you'll probably see it next month too!

My other favourites include a MAC blusher brush (129SE - here) and a Barry M Shimmering Eye and Lip Crayon £4.59 (here) (these pictures wouldn't upload). Ive used both these products daily and find the quality amazing. 

Non-beauty Favourites

The Hills - I've just started watching these from the beginning - 'you know what you did', Whitney falling down the stairs, and THAT rumour - what more could i want?

Galaxy Ripples - enough said really, these are divine and i need to stop eating them!

I hope you enjoyed this months favourites, sorry again for the poopy photos - i just really cannot find my charger anywhere, I'm lost ! :(

See you next month !


Sunday, 7 October 2012

My Apologies

Hey! Basically this is just a post to explain my absence from blogger recently. 
I have lost my camera charger, meaning i have no way hosay of taking pictures, which is such a nightmare! I have a few scheduled posts in my drafts which will hopefully tide me over,but this is really starting to stress me out!
I am so bad with technology i don't even know what model my camera is so i have no idea how to buy a new one!

Ill post as soon as i can!


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

NOTD - Barry M Chocolate

Its autumn. The leaves are changing, the kettles being put on a lot more, and the onsies are being dug out. And that also means for me, that my nail polish changes!
I love autumn shades, you know those berry colours and golds and browns?

This for me, is one of my top autumn shades, and its always getting used around this time of the year. As always, i love Barry M, they always just seem to get it just right don't they?

I actually can't find this anywhere online, but let this be representative of all brown nail varnishes, as its that time of year again - yey!