Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Holiday reads, what I took with me

Back in October I went away for 10 or so days to Malta (it was so lovely there- check out my last post to read all about it) and I managed to get through three books while I was away which I'm quite pleased about as I haven't read much at home at all!

Friday, 26 June 2015

Life is too short to drink bad wine...

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to go to the Naked Wines Tasting Tour 2015. For those who don't know, Naked Wines is a customer funded business who help independent, small winemakers globally.

So the event last week (in London),consisted of a whistle stop tour around the world, tasting various wines, sometimes poured by the winemakers themselves - some of whom had travelled from as far as New Zealand and Australia!


I have never been wine tasting before - nor am I an expert. I don't even like red or rose! But I do know what I like and was able to try many different wines that I hadn't come across before and some that probably would have been out of my price range (even if it was a sip). However it/s definitely something I think I'd do again.

Have you ever gone wine tasting before? Where and what did you think?

Monday, 22 June 2015

Getting ready for summer

The sunglasses are bought and the nails painted, but what else are some summer essentials for 2015?
Above are some of my essentials that I can't really live without during summer!

From Soap and Glory - of course, Scrub of Your Life and the Righteous Butter. They're both a given, who wants dry skin in summer!

Next, one of my favourite lip balms from Korres in pomegranate flavour and my favourite scent from The Body Shop (and all time to be honest) : Coconut!

Last, a new cream blush from Revlon, as I think cream blushers are so lovely for summer, this one is in Coral Reef. It looks scarily orange in the pot but on it's so pretty.
And the new Barry M Sunset nail paint in Do It Like a Nude and topcoat. These daylight curing nail paints set like gels, but with out the UV light and are very similar to the No Light polish by Sally Hansen that I featured a while ago - but half the price!

What are your summer essentials? Is there a certain product you can't live without?

Monday, 8 June 2015

Destinations: Malta

Last October I went a little holiday to Malta and it seemed like as good a time as any to share the trip with you guys!
We stayed in St Julians Bay which was lovely but didn't have a proper sandy beach -  for this we went to St Georges - but it did have an amazing selection of bars, restaurants, shops and gelaterias!.

Monday, 1 June 2015

New bits and bobs

A few weeks ago I popped into Boots (and Lush) for one or two things and typically came away with about 10!

My favourite Lush bubble bar Amandopondo which is a mix of rose and lemon oil, this cute little BubbleGrub made from shea butter, sandalwood and vetivert.

Next is a replacement - clear mascara from Seventeen. I like to use this on my brows and I feels it's great for keeping them in place for the whole day.

Next is a recommendation from watching Vivianna Does makeup's videos - Rimmel Lasting finish concealer and so far I'm loving it for under the eyes in conjunction with the Garnier BB eye roll on cream.

Lastly 2 things I've wanted for ages! The L'Oreal Super Liner and the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick.

What new things have you been buying lately? Any recommendations?

Monday, 25 May 2015

Nars Miami gift set

This post has definitely been a long time coming - and me getting back into blogging. I've been away from it for 3 months! Which sounds a bit crazy, to be honest!

I bought this gift set (for myself) a while back as I had a similar one from Nars about 18 months ago but after a lot of use it was almost finished!

This really pretty set is a great one for summer and includes some of my favs; Orgasm blush, Orgasm nail polish and lip gloss, Laguna bronzer and Fathom (light pink), Kalahari (taupe brown), Daphne (violet blue) and Cordura (dark brown) eye shadows  a mix of mate and shimmer.

I think it'll be perfect for holidays as it's a portable palette with everything you need - and cheaper than buying just the blush and bronzer individually!! Unfortunately the Miami set isn't available any more but HQhair sell the LA exclusive palette collection which is very similar!

What's your favourite palette or pieces for summer?

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Trying a little food prep

After being inspired by countless videos from The Domestic Geek, I decided to finally be arsed to try a Sunday meal prep...thing. And I found some inspiration from The clothes make the girl's blog here.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish

I'm finally back! Christmas, illness and a new job kept me away- but they couldn't keep me forever! It does feel a bit strange to be blogging again after so long. So I'm easing myself in with something I picked up in Boots a week ago and felt worthy of blogging about.
The Sally Hansen Miracle 2 step Gel Polish came out (in the UK) last year, so I'm a bit late to the party but hey ho!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Instaspam

There probably won't be any more posts until the new year, so here's one last insta-spam post and it's quite festive!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Black Friday bits and bobs!

So it's a bit late to the game, but here's a few bits I picked up from all the wonderful Black Friday discounts (and some discount codes at the end too!)

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Sephora Xmas Wishlist

I don't know about you, but I really wish the UK would hurry up and get Sephora back! It's nice they now ship to us, but we can't buy everything :( Items such as nail polishes or the Sugar lip balm below won't be shipped internationally.. sad times! But I will get it somehow!
There's still a lot I want and these things have been sitting in my basket for a while now!
There's still a lot I want and these things have been sitting in my basket for a while now!
First there's the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in peaceful; I've been wanting one of these blushes for about a year now and I love this warm orange/coral shade.
Next up is the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Auburn, since about a 8 months ago when I actually started paying attention to my brows; I've wanted this. So many Beauty bloggers rave about this and I want to see what the hype is about.
Next is the Sugar Lip treatment in Tulip by FRESH which unfortunately can't be shipped to the UK, but I'm going to try and get next time I'm in a European Sephora :(

I really need to get a decent pair of eyelash curlers and the Shiseido curlers have such an iconic status it would be silly not! Finally, there is the Kat Von D tattoo eye liner- another item which has been given an almost Iconic status from many Beauty bloggers. And yes I've fallen the hype and want it!

Do you have any of these things? Or any recommendations for when I finally place a Sephora order?

a

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Pumpkin Pie

It took me two goes to perfect it (as the first was a burnt disaster) but I think I managed to make pumpkin pie! I realize it's a bit late for Halloween- but hey it's in time for US thanksgiving :)