How I made my polkadot kimono

What I used:

  • Polka dot ciffon style material L150cmXH120cm (I 150×150 just to make it longer, I am size 8 to 10 UK)
  • Thread matching the material
  • a needle & thread/ sewing machine ( I used a sewing machine but you the only time consuming bit would be the hemming If you did this by hand, so you could always try a fabric that you dont need to hem)
  • Scissors
  • A measuring tape

Just a note to start off with my fabric didn’t have a right side or wrong side, so always be aware when your sewing your piece together, that you will want the stitching in the inside( wrong side ) of the fabric, so it’s not visable when your wearing it!

Very easy to follow videos & picture guides on YouTube and Pinterest! I tried my best to explain but sometimes it’s easiest to watch!

  1. I started off with a piece of material 150cmx120cm and folded that in half , so that the fold is furthest away from you and pinned to keep in place.
  2. I folded the fabric in half again so that left side met with the right and measured a box to cut out of the corner with the loose ends. I riskily didn’t actually measure this and winged it, definitely leaving more room so that the sleeves were bigger rather than smaller.
  3. Then when you unfold the fabric once & take the fabric to the machine to sew up the sides so that the sleeve and sides were in tact.  It was pretty easy just remember to take your time its 90 degree angle on each side so its not too much.
  4. This was a bit I wanted to measure.. The half way line so that we had a opening to get in to the kimono.. So measuring half way across your fabric cut right  up to the fold.
  5. So its starting to look like a kimono now and for some you may be done if you don’t need to hem!  I did so I hemmed all the sleeves and bottom of the kimono and I was done!

Though its not perfect i’m pretty happy with how this turned out, yes the stitching goes a bit funny on the back of the neck.. but my hair hides that. the rest of it looks really neat and I dont think I have ever sewn that straight before in my life soooo chuffed!

God knows where ill wear it but it was fun making it & pretty quick.

7 more inspirational quotes I love ~ 3

‘ You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down ‘  Toni Morrison

‘ The most effective way to do it is to do it ‘ Amelia Earhart

‘ Failure is success in progress ‘ Albert Einstien

‘ What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, What if you fly? ‘ Erin Hanson

‘ Do something today that your future self will thank you for ‘

‘ Dont look back, your not going that way ‘

‘ When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars ‘

 

I haven’t felt so positive lately and have been lacking in putting effort in to what I want from life. These blog posts “inspirational quotes” remind me that we are all moving forward, some are a little further than others. The quotes I search through and write are ones that help lift my spirits a little and help keep my working for what I want.

Do you have a favourite quote?

20 things to fill spare time!

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  1. Write lists
  2. Exercise
  3. Yoga
  4. Pick a subject or topic and learn!
  5. Walk outside
  6. Look at new apps to download
  7. Play a game
  8. Play with your pets
  9. Check out local charity shops
  10. Start a blog or a YouTube channel
  11. Plan a weeks outfits like My wardrobe
  12. Make something… anything!
  13. Create a upbeat playlist
  14. Clear out your closet & upload some of your clothes online to be sold!
  15. Clear out your bedroom from top to bottom
  16. Help a relative or friend with their errands
  17. Get creative; knit, sew, paint , draw, diy. the list goes on
  18. Buy birthday presents way ahead of time But don’t forget you have them!
  19. Create a meal plan
  20. Write a detailed budget

Hmmmmm, its easy to get carried away when you have lots of spare time and if your not motivated you could end up doing nothing with it! These are just a few of my ideas for me to look back on when I find myself doing nothing, some of these are productive others not so much!

The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation Review

Hello, I recently ran our of foundation and decided I wanted to try something new so I went in to town and had a browse, seeing as I didn’t want to spend to much money I ended up coming home with this foundation. I had read a little about it online but not to much so just went for it. This foundation has spf 15 which is okay & they had a few colours that you could pick from varying from what they call ‘very fair’ to ‘very deep’. I came back with 1.2Y  if you are interested.

Here is what I look like after a couple of hours of wear (try to ignore my hair, this review was last minute idea), I think it still looks quite fresh and you can still see some freckles which keeps my skin looking natural.

Coverage ~  On the website it states that this is medium coverage which I do agree with, it is enough to just put concealer under the eyes and a majority of imperfections are covered, it doesn’t cover big red spots which I found out when I got one on my chin but its okay a little concealer and your skin is still looking fresh.

Finish ~ This foundation has a lovely finish I set this with a little bit of bronzer and the foundations glow still manages to glow through, I think it makes me look healthy & not caked in makeup. Obviously if you prefer a matte full coverage foundation this may not be for you but The Ordinary do have a full coverage foundation as well as this one.

Consistency ~ Pretty liquidy I pumped a bit on to the back of my hand after shaking, this is a serum though and I am used to revlon colour stay so i’m just not used to it yet! It is very light and when you rub it in to you skin you can barely feel that its there, almost like water but it sinks in instantly!

Longevity ~ It lasts almost all day with me I probably would do a powder touch up if I was going out or seeing someone in the afternoon ( if I put it on in the morning) but overall the glow lasts which is what I love, my skin feels good, so I am happy & I probably would repurchase this.

Cruelty free? Yes!

20 Personal Goals List ~

  1. Lose 20lbs

  2. Wear retainer everyday

  3. Get a job!

  4. Drink 2L of water every day

  5. Use a hair mask weekly

  6. Keep your nails painted not half off half on..

  7. Learn French, practise twice weekly

  8. Read part of a book daily

  9. Write everyday

  10. Meal prep at least one meal for the week

  11. Video something at least 5 x a week

  12. No fast food!!

  13. Cardio minimum 20 mins a day

  14. Text and message people back straight away!

  15. Take more chances..

  16. Do splits stretches daily!

  17. Keep a planner, that’s up to date!!!

  18. Remember to write gratitude

  19. Make a habit tracker for September & keep it up to date!

  20. Try to be more thoughtful and kind.

 

Another list of 20 obviously…  Just have to actually remember these!

Ebay Update

So not everything always goes as planned… I sold 3 items 1 which is still awaiting payment. I need to chase that up! I sold;

New balance trainers- 20.06

Sunglasses- 2.16

Boo hoo jacket- awaiting payment

So it’s time to repost everything do more detailed description and thinking about my pricing. Let’s see if there is any improvement s next week!

Week one eBay profit – £ 17.56 (after p&p fees)

Making some pocket money on eBay

I had a day off on Friday and I thought I better make the most of it, so I grabbed the shoes I cleared out the other day and started taking photos for my eBay listings.

I had listed a pair of New Balance trainers earlier in the week for it to finish on Sunday morning, I listed them for a couple of quid as they were used. I watched them climb up in price, and on the day they sold for £16.97 +£4 shipping. So from that it made me think that this was a good way to start my earning journey, it would be nice to start with a clean slate and a bit of extra cash in the pot!

The rest of my listings end on Friday which isn’t ideal as weekend days are usually the best day to end auctions on but it’s okay let’s see how this goes then I’ve got my clothes I need to upload! eBay or selling online is a good way to boost your balance if you have stuff you don’t need/use anymore.

I really enjoyed clearing out my stuff and being able to organise what I want to keep instead of not having enough room and having to chuck everything in a box to hide.. Selling on eBay is very rewarding and I can’t help but feel a bit of a lift when I make a sale! I know quite a few people that have made quite a lot of money through selling online so why not give it a go if you haven’t yet?!

I’ll update you here on Friday with any further sales & updates on selling online!

04/06/18 Total – £16.16

What’s your five product face? (Natural Look)

I found this post in my drafts and it doesn’t look like I posted it before.. Maybe I have and the put it back in drafts I don’t know but here it is anyway! These used to be my go to products when I was in a rush, things have slightly changed over the past few months but that just means I can do a updated one soon. This has also reminded me to go for a more natural look more often, we don’t always need millions of products covering out skin!

If I could only choose five products to do my makeup with I would choose

Sorry I broke my magnetic eyelashes and they had to go in the bin!

  • Bourjois radiance reveal Concealer– I love this concealer, sometimes I use it instead of foundation mixed with my moisturiser and highlighter and always for my under eyes, it’s great!
  • L’Oréal brow artist sculpt – I use the one sided brush bit but that’s all I need to give my thick dark brows that extra bit of definition to finish of a look!
  • Eucerin intensive lip balm– my go to balm right now! Barely have to reapply unless I’m eating or drinking loads, keeps my lips soft and hydrated!
  • Magnetic eyelashes– instead of using mascara I’ve been trying to use magnetic lashes, just so I can give my eyelashes a break after years and years of applying shit tonnes of mascara. I get mine from Ebay!
  • L’Oréal super slim eyeliner in black– liquid liner is my favourite way to enhance my eyes, with bronze pencil liner coming a close second was difficult to choose which one! But a cat eye is easy to wear and I feel like it polished off my look!

This is if I had to choose 5 products, on normal days like today I’m wearing a bit of moisturiser mixed with concealer and mascara!

Some days I do try to make more of an effort & wear more than this!

I have a blog problem..(explanation)

I keep creating new places for me to create content and express myself.. when you have too many this can become sooo overwhelming.. its not like I was constant on any of them including this blog.

I would spend so much time thinking about all the different blogs and never keep track &  I wasn’t actually making any content. Time to change me thinks!

So I basically write for myself but I obviously love when others read and enjoy it. Typing, writing & organising helps me feel sane and brings me back down to earth giving me that extra feeling of accomplishment once i’ve published a post.

Putting all my content and thoughts in different places has cause a little bit of mayhem in my mind and I am not ready for it yet haha! So I have split my blog in to categories which are listed along the top of my blog for easy access. I understand that some people may not be interested in everything that I post, which is why its been split up!

When I do post i’ll only be posting on here & I am going to try to dramatically reduce the amount of time I spend on Tumblr & Pinterest and try to focus on this, maybe even include it in my posts, eg top 5 pins this week so i’m being productive at the same time..

I am in the process of bring my old blog posts from other blogs on to this one so I am sorry if it fills your feed with my old posts but I really want to transfer them over, some have been scheduled so they aren’t all at once, so you may notice they have old dates.

Thank you for reading my explanation, I hope your all having a positive day!

20 Creative Projects I need to Start/Complete (sewing, knitting & many more…)

  1. Sew BF’s t shirt in elephant fabric

  2. Finish knitted head band

  3. Finished knitted blanket

  4. Finish skirt made from black white & neon fabric

  5. 1in wide elastic headbands with flowers- 2/9/18

  6. Diy dress to skirt

  7. Bracelets little beads & elastic

  8. Decorate wall next to bed

  9. Cover / paint desk

  10. Sew a hoodie from scratch

  11. Sew a crop top

  12. Make scrunchies

  13. Decorate my room!!

  14. Try to write a book

  15. Create video compilation of something!

  16. Make Mum & Dad a homemade present

  17. Start a 30 day draw something each day challenge

  18. Take a photo every day for 30 days

  19. Tidy up those crafting drawers make pouches and pockets to store things!

  20. Crop the t shirts I’ve wanted to for ages!

Ive been trying to write at least one list of 20 a day to get my brain working and to remember what I have started and need to finish!

REVIEWING MY MAKEUP COLLECTION ~ PRIMERS & FOUNDATIONS

Primers

Benefit The Professional Pearl Primer
Coverage ~ N/a
Finish ~ This primer goes on so smoothly and makes your skin really silky, It mattifies really shiny spots and has a slight glow. it really does make a lovely base for foundations to go on and make your skin look flawless
Consistency ~ My initial thoughts are that this product is very siliconey!
Longevity ~ I do think that it make my foundations last longer! I can’t give you a number of hours but it its made my makeup last all day, multiple times, and I really do see a difference between using and not using a primer!!
Cruelty free? No, the company tests on animals where required by law, benefit products are sold in mainland China.
Fragrance Free? No
Foundations

Revlon Colour Stay Combination/Oily
Coverage ~ Full Coverage, I love this foundation I used it in school and re bought recently and have nearly run out of it! I apply mine with a beauty blender and I never find my skin looking to dry or to glowy when wearing this. Honestly one of my favourite budget foundations, such a shame its not cruelty free.
Finish ~ It has a matte finish but as long as your skin is moisturised your natural glow will still shine through which is what I love!
Consistency  ~ Pretty thick when you pump it out and I find applying to much can cause caking which is why I prefer using a beauty blender or other sponge with it instead of brush!
Longevity ~ Oh baby this lasts all day for me, I used to wear it when I worked in a really dusty sweaty environment and it would last all day maybe need a top up of powder but my face didn’t shift!
Cruelty free? No, the company tests on animals where required by law, benefit products are sold in mainland China.
Fragrance Free? NoGarnier Skin active BB Creme
Coverage ~ Pretty good for a bb cream I would say medium maybe, you still need concealer and it doesn’t cover spots but it really does over all brighten your face.
Finish ~ ahh I did have a problem with this, it seems to not settle in to my skin properly sometimes, which means I looked like I have thick layer of orange stuff on my face but it does just need to be blended with my fingers, once its all blended the slight oxidisation isn’t noticeable. The dewy glow you get at the end is lovely  as well!
Consistency ~ Thick like night cream thick, which is why I don’t think it settles in to my skin quickly, I have combination skin that likes to change its mind I was probably having a oily day.
Longevity ~ I would say roughly 4~6 hours lasting time, without being set? As its a bb cream I like to not set this though and keep the glowy look!
Cruelty free? No, the company tests on animals where required by law, benefit products are sold in mainland China.
Fragrance Free? No
The Ordinary Colours Coverage Foundation
Coverage ~ Really good coverage medium buildable to full. I never really like to layer my foundations though so we will say medium for now, I was surprised and the coverage and this finish of this product and how much I liked it though, I actually mean tot pick up the serum version, oh well!
Finish  ~ Matte / Natural its a really lovely finish if that is what your looking for, obviously as I meant to get the serum one I was hoping for something a little bit more dewy but once applied with a beauty blender and sprayed with one of my lovely face mists, it looks pretty dewy after that.
Consistency ~ its quite liquidy which is a change, feels quite light on the skin, this can be dangerous don’t over do it! You might be lucky but my colour oxidised so don’t put loads on, you don’t need it anyway!
Longevity ~ This is almost up there with my Revlon Colourstay foundation! I did set it every time I used it but it has lasted all day and my skin still looks great by the end of the day which means i’m so impressed for such a bargain price!!!!
Cruelty free? Yes!
Fragrance Free? Yes

NYX Butter Lipsticks

Colours- Gumdrop, Fireball & Sandcastle

You can purchase these here
NYX Butter Lipstick Fireball
NYX Butter Lipstick – Gumdrop

I love these lipsticks. I’m not normally a lipstick person but these caught my eye after I had tried a butter gloss. I love the colours these come in and I will definitely expand my collection. I do favour 2 out of the 3, it may be that pink is a little out of my comfort zone but I find myself using sandcastle & fire brick more. The packaging is smooth and sleek in my eyes, its eye-catching to so it will be easy to find in my handbag!

These lipsticks go on smoothly and last a long time without drying my lips out. I doubt they would last all day with out a top up though.

Overall I really like this product & I would recommend it to anyone.

The Best Self Care apps

Good Morning, I hope you are well this fine day! I am here to talk to you about my four favourite self care apps and why they are my favourite too!

Shall we start it off easy? Say with a bit of breathing..

Oak – Oak is a app that that helps you meditate and also can run through some breathing exercises with you as well. The meditation sessions vary from 10 – 30 minutes or you can go for unguided meditation for a time of your choice. I found these sessions ever so relaxing! The breathing exercises have helped me quite a few times. I often lose track of my breathing and if I have my phone handy I can do a short session which helps bring my heart rate down and keep me calm!

My Fitness pal – Fitness & exercise is key to a healthy lifestyle.. so when I remember I like to keep track of what i’m eating and what I have burnt with the Myfitnesspal App, I have used it for ages and I do enjoy using it when I do but I just forget to often!

Yoga studio – This is honestly my favourite, I have been doing short sessions for ages and really enjoyed how much better and less tight I felt after each class. Today I went big for the 60 minute session thinking I may get board or not be able to do the whole thing but I did it! With no moaning as well, in fact I feel happier for doing it!

Fitbit – Once again another remember. When I remember to charge my Fitbit, haha, I love the Fitbit app the fact its in sync with my watch is great. being able to track my heart rate accurately is super helpful. The most interesting thing I would say is the sleeping tracker! Honestly love my Fitbit to pieces.

These are my 4 favourite self care apps what are yours? 

What’s in My Makeup Bag?

Hello everyone, I hope you are having lovely weather, wherever you are! On this lovely day I have decided to type out what i’m carrying about in my makeup bag at the moment!

Face

Revolution Pro Full Coverage Camouflage Concealer  – still not so sure about this product.

MUA Peach Concealer –  Looks great a first but the coverage disappears but this is a cheap product!

Revolution Setting Powder –  I dont like wearing powers in general, this one is okay and it manages to set the concealer but still would prefer not to use one!

Nars Mini Orgasm Blusher – love this blusher for a light glow so sparkly and pretty its great.

Benefit Mini Hula Bronzer –  Pretty standard, I find this a tad to dark for me… it doesn’t stop me from using it though!

Eyes

L’oreal taupe Eyeliner – I actually really like these eyeliners and they do last a long time!

Benefit Roller lash Mascara – Greatttt mascara makes me look more awake

Revolution pro Eyebrow Pencil – Super handy & great to use!

Lips

Benefits Go Go Tint – oh my god I love this tint for lips or cheeks its literally the perfect in between colour. I think I will but the full size of this!

My Summer Skincare Tips

Here are a few things that are important to remember this summer for your skins sake!

    1. Wear sunscreen. We want to prevent any early ageing don’t we? Please don’t forget how damaging the sun is to your skin put on a decent sunscreen before you go outside!
    2. Moisturise! When the weather changes from cold to warm or warm to cold it can take a toll on your in. Its key to keep you skin nice, soft & hydrated with a summery smelling moisturiser.
    3. Get a facial mist! I have the Vitamin E Hydrating mist from Superdrug. I love it so much it keeps me cool & hydrates my skin plus it doesn’t seem to upset my makeup to much even though it contains oil. There are so many different types out there here are a few links.

  1. Dont forget to wash your face at night. Its hot and we are all sweaty, no doubt we will be sweating twice as much as usual so may be prone to more spots. So don’t forget to take off your makeup at night.
  2. Dont forget your lips! Not only do we need SPF on our skin we need it on our lips too, think how horrible it will be if you got burnt lips!
  3. Wear a hat. Scalps are super sensitive and if your planning on being out all day it would be wise to wear a hat of some sort. Just like lips having a burnt scalp isn’t pleasant.

Starting Summer Diet now…

So now that I have realised its been 5 days since I posted that I have decided to actually start… bit awkward I have no excuses apart from I’ve been out with family and basically having my last binge before my diet, Its not meant to work like that but oh well. Ive decided I won’t update this blog daily with what I ate as I feel it may be a bit to much for me!

Day One

This morning I have a lovely breakfast of mashed banana, strawberries and chia seeds.

Its halfway through the day now and I still don’t feel that hungry but to be fair I haven’t actually done that much, so probably not burned that much.  I am off to do a yoga class on the yoga studio app to wake myself up and try to make myself more productive!

Lunch time finally came at 15:00, I had toast with peanut butter on. Really have a thing for peanut butter ill eat it on anything. Not the healthiest but its filling and yummy.

Dinner tonight! Edamame beans, aranchni balls we found in Sainsbury’s! We love Edamame beans so I have a feeling they may feature a lot in my food diary.

Budget Concealer Reviews

Hello

I recently have tried to find a new concealer up to my standards that is budget…

What I purchased was…

~Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage Concealer

~MUA Pro-Base Prime & Conceal in Peach

-MUA Pro-Base Prime & Conceal in Yellow

Sorry they’re a bit dirty 😂[[[[
In my picture below I am used the MUA Peach under my eyes, under a layer of Revolution Pro FCCC. I set these concealers with the Revolution Pro Pressed Finishing Powder.

Coverage

Overall I am pretty impressed with the way my skin looks after application, I did notice that the Revolution Pro FCCC was a tad sticky on my fingers and I could kind of feel it on my face as well. The peach toned MUA concealer really helps in counteracting my dark circles & the RP FCCC was full coverage enough to hide my spots and scars on my chin and brightened up my under eye area as well.

Finish

I didn’t find that the concealers finished matte which can sometimes be good, as some dry way to fast, though I have the opposite problem, mine didn’t seem to completely set. Please bear in mind it has been very hot lately and I am a sweaty person so it could have actually been too hot when I was applying my makeup but I don’t tend to have that problem with other concealers.

Longevity

I will take a photo at the end of the day and you can make up for yourself how you think this concealer has lasted. I am not going to do any top ups of anything because I wouldn’t normally! After yoga still a bit sweaty the coverage has worn slightly but overall it’s still there! Creasing under my eyes makes me feel a little self conscious but I’ve learnt to ignore it and it does stop over time.. I don’t think it looks too bad at the end of the day apart from the coverage, my skin looks quite glowy. It’s been really hot today though..

Overall

I really enjoy the coverage of these concealers but I didn’t like how the actually felt on my face. I think it looked good from far away & about arms distance but I really wasn’t 100% on what I looked like close up! I don’t think I will re purchase but I will use these up before I purchase another.

10 Date Nights when you’re on a No Spend

You don’t have to spend money every date night! Here are a few ideas some a bit more fun than others!

  1. Romantic walk somewhere new. The nights are long and light at the moment.,make the most of it. Going out and walking is relaxing, good for you and a nice time to bond with each other, not to mention that you’ll be getting fresh air and its definitely better than watching TV! You get extra points for going somewhere new, being able to decided together and experiencing a new place together is always fun.
  2. Feed the ducks. I used to love feeding the ducks so much when I was younger.. and I still do! Grab your partner and some duck friendly snacks and head to a duck pond, if you don’t have any duck friendly snacks, its nice just to go and sit by the pond, water noises & wildlife can be very relaxing.
  3. Have a spa night. Give each other massages, put on face masks, pluck each others eyebrows! Give each other a full beauty treatment, everyone  loves a little bit of pampering.
  4. Board games! Don’t forget about board games, you don’t always have to stick to the rules just have fun with each other. Board games can pass hours whilst having fun a the same time.
  5. Baking. Cupcakes, pastry whatever you two have a craving for make it! Baking is an enjoyable and you can do it together plus you get to eat whatever you make after! Make what you can out of what you have in the cupboards!
  6. Plan a Holiday. Going on holiday is so exciting but can be overwhelming so date night could include you planning your next trip!
  7. Volunteer together. Giving back to the community is a great way to spend your time, if you can do it together thats even better!
  8. Bike ride. Similar to walking together, exercise + fresh air is going to do you good and put you in a good mood for when you get home.
  9. Browse a DIY store and think about what you want to change and upgrade. When I worked in a diy store you would see so many couples in the evening just browsing together & enjoying each other company!
  10. Rearrange and reorganise your life together. Write out a meal plan for the next week, each of you write a list of goals and try and help each other reach then, clear out your clothes, type out a savings tracker.. there are so many more!

Steaks & Sweet potato hash with kale

I found this recipe on this website

http://www.isabeleats.com/kale-and-sweet-potato-breakfast-hash/

It’s great!

Sweet potato hash with kale

• 1 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and dice into small cubes

• 1 medium onion, finely diced

• 2 cups kale, finely chopped

• 3 tbsp butter, or cooking fat of choice

• 1 tbsp minced garlic

• 1/4 tsp ground sage

• 1/4 tsp smoked paprika

• 1/4 tsp rosemary

• 1 tsp coarse sea salt

We split this between two.

You basically fry it all together until cooked through we actually made a mash out of it in the end but the taste of this is great!

And two large steaks some people have eggs but we needed some meat and decided on steak!

I do recommend this recipes & this is what I had for dinner! Sorry there’s not pictures!

Summer Dieting – Take 1

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Current weight – 10st

Good morning/ afternoon depending on whenever you are reading this, I hope you are well.

I have spent the past few weeks drinking alcohol and making bad food decisions, my body has starting feeling the bad side of it and its time to change!

My plan is to keep a relatively low carb, high protein/ fat diet, lets get this straight now i’m not talking strict restrictions.. I didn’t cope well with that! Mainly the aim is to stay under 100g of carbs and to get as much fresh produce instead of processed rubbish, I will be keeping track of this on the Myfitnesspal app.

I will take as many photos as I can of my meals so I can share them with you, if not I will upload the stats from MFP so I have something to show!

Another thing to work on is exercise, I mean I start it, do it for about 3 weeks on a strict schedule then stop completely. I do feel a massive benefit when I do exercise and I don’t know why I stop or why I find it so hard to get back in to! Im going to say let stick with getting the diet down for a bit then work on increasing the exercise I get a week!

Thank you for reading, follow me if your interested in if I make any progress with this!

 

 

DIY Natural Lip balm/ Highlight

Here are the links to the products so you can make this too!
Shea butter 1kg – Certified Organic, Unrefined, Raw, Natural – 100% Pure
LiveMoor 200g Yellow Beeswax Pellets-100% Pure and Natural
Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil 500ml

Ah cool, so I got a bit carried away on amazon & eBay one day and decided I wanted to make my own coloured lip balms so I bought Mica powder(I used rose gold), Shea butter, Beeswax & I already had coconut oil at home.

I used a small microwavable container that I didn’t need anymore and popped the beeswax in there to melt down once that had melted added the shea butter and coconut oil!  Once this has all melted and been mixed together I added a little mica powder in the colour of choice ( I found out the hard way that thick glittery ones don’t come out so great) and mixed into a pot with a cocktail stick. Once I was happy it was thoroughly mixed I popped it in the fridge to set, it sets pretty quickly but to be sure I left mine in for over a hour… Yay all done, now I have homemade natural lip balm!

No I don’t have actual measurements, I kinda just guessed it which isn’t the way to do it online there is a special formulation that i’m sure you can find and make it properly but I am happy with what I made and the colour is amazing!

My rough guide to what I did was kind of do it in 1/4 haha so very helpful!

Rimmel wake me up concealer review

So I usually use Bourjois radiance reveal concealer but found this and I used to love it at my old job so thought I would try it again today.

The packaging is fine I prefer concealers with a spongey brush thing for ease of application so this is great for that, the orange lid is eye catching so I don’t lose it in my bag.

The concealer in its self, doesn’t have that much coverage, it’s fine when I’ve applied foundation and just need to brighten that extra bit under my eyes but as I only wear concealer to work now, I don’t feel like my dark circles and hidden all that well! The light reflecting particles do there job and I can see a difference when I apply it but it’s not dramatic enough for me!

This concealer will probably work for someone that doesn’t have as dark under eye circles as me, and someone that doesn’t need as much coverage over all!

I do prefer my Bourjois concealer over this though cause I like the finish better so I doubt I will re purchase this. I’m glad I found it though as I do need to work through my makeup collection for things that don’t work for me

you can purchase this here-Rimmel Wake Me Up Anti-Fatigue Effect and Radiant Glow Concealer, Light , 7 ml

NYX Total Control foundation review

I purchased this at my local boots store which always has great customer service and a great range of products! Here are my thoughts NYX Total Control foundation!

You can purchase this on amazon here-NYX Total Control Drop Foundation – TCDF vanilla sell by glitz

Packaging- NYX Total Control foundation comes in a glass dropper bottle which looks smart and feels good quality.

Coverage- The coverage is light but can be built up, it’s very easy to layer up but I feel like it’s best not to go past medium coverage or it may cake if there is any dry skin. I still need concealer with this foundation which is fine!

Finish- The finish of Total Control is matte but I apply mine with a damp beauty blender which gives me more of a glowy natural finish.

Consistency- This foundation is very liquidy! Almost like water which gives a light feeling on my face.

Longevity- For me it lasts all day. I don’t have a very active job though so it lasts a 9 hour shift but if I was lifting and moving stock, I am sure I would be very shiny half way through the day, though I don’t set my foundation with powder so if I get a bit sweaty that’s bound to happen anyway!

Overall I may purchase this product again but there are so many foundations out there to try before I repurchase this!

Nars Matte Multiple Review

I bought this from my local Space NK and it’s always like a treasure trove when I go in there all the expensive makeup I could probably stay in there all day playing with things!

The matte multiple that I am currently using and using up for my project pan in Exumas.

You can purchase this here NARS Matte Multiple – Exumas 7.5g/0.26oz

Packaging & application- I love being able to draw my makeup on my face it’s so convenient in a twist up stick packaging, it is plastic and looks great for a couple of days but its been in my makeup bag for a while now and it looks pretty rough. All I do is draw a line on both cheeks and blend with my beauty blender and it takes seconds!

Durability- I feel like at the end of the day I am looking rather pasty again, I don’t think it lasts longer than 6 hours but this may last longer if it was set with some sort of powder but I don’t…

Finish- The reason why I don’t set this with powder is cause I like the finish of the cream product it’s matte but your skin still glows through which looks lovely and natural.

Consistency- This is a thick cream stick products that doesn’t feel oil & definitely not drying on my skin, glides on smoothly and blend wonderfully.

I will definitely be repurchasing these I love them so much! I want them in all the different colours!

Bedhead by TIGI recharge antioxidant shine shampoo and conditioner

BED HEAD by TIGI Recharge Tween Duo Anti-Oxidant Shine Shampoo and Conditioner – 750 ml , Pack of 2

Description- for those that want supercharged shine. This antioxidant rich shampoo removes pollutants, sweat & build up to reveal super reflective shine. The conditioner loaded with anti oxidants & vitamins gives you dazzling results. Maintains healthy hair & helps protect against uv & thermal damage

My thoughts- I love this shampoo & can’t wait to try a different version of it. My hair is curly/wavy has been coloured and bleached quite a bit so can look quite damaged if I don’t look after it.

I have been using these since NYE 17 so a couple of months and oh my god my hair has never felt softer. I can’t really claim it removes pollutants as I don’t know if the shampoo actually does that but it most definitely removes build up and sweat. My hair feels super clean once I’ve lathered and rinsed. I found I didn’t need a lot to get a decent lather which is a positive in my book! My hair didn’t feel knotty after shampooing which happens to me quite a bit. My only negative is that my hair colour faded quickly compared to what I’m used to but I am using a new hair colour too, Pravana Vivids violet, so I don’t know if it’s just this colour that doesn’t last as long as I’m used too but it’s no biggy.

The conditioner, I love this too, my hair hasn’t felt so soft in ages. After years of bleach and heat damage I decided to give my hair a break this year eg no heat challenges & wearing protective styles and this has helped massively. My hair doesn’t need anything to untangle or smooth or smooth after this, it makes my hair very shines compared to how it was & smells lovely!

Overall I love this shampoo and conditioner set & cant wait to try and experiment with their other products

You can purchase this here BED HEAD by TIGI Recharge Tween Duo Anti-Oxidant Shine Shampoo and Conditioner – 750 ml , Pack of 2

NYX Vinyl Liquid Liner

You can purchase this here
NYX VINYL LIQUID LINER
I have been trying out loads of NYX lately and it’s not cause I’m obsessed (maybe slightly). It’s because my local high street boots has had a revamp and I’ve never had NYX readily available before so I’ve been going a bit crazy.

This is the best photo I can take up close 😂 so don’t judge me for it.<
far I have loved a majority of what I’ve bought and it’s the same for this!

Packaging – started black plastic packaging with a fine brush as the applicator perfect for small details as the brush is relatively small.

Pigmentation – This eyeliner is very dark and a true black. I went over my maybelline liner with this and the difference in colour was massive!

Finish – So this has a shiny finish almost gloss like which I like but of course is preference and you can get this liner in a matte finish as well!

Consistency – This liner isn’t too thick or thin, it doesn’t drip, it glides smoothly over my lid. Another plus is that I don’t find this drying out my lids, my L’oreal liner tends to dry me out and crack.

Longevity – This eyeliner lasts all day for me, stays out all day through work, it lasted when I went out all day shopping and it lasts on nights out what more could I ask for?! Though when I rub my eyes harshly it does smudge but I don’t recommend you do that anyway 😂

Overall this is a lovely liner and I think I’ll try the matte version next time really love the brush as I feel like I make less mistakes with it 😂💜

🌟Have a lovely day🌟

Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops ‘Beam Me Up’

You can purchase this here on amazon Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops, Liquid Fortune

Barry M Beam Me Up is a light gold based highlight which gives an intense glow! I purchased this at my local Superdrug.

Packaging- Once again with the dropper bottles. I love these it makes it easier to get the right amount aka not to much! It’s smooth, sleek and feels heavy & good quality.
Coverage – This highlight is intense! I used 1 and a half drops mixed with my foundations & my whole face glows. If I used more than this I feel like it may be to much for me. This is great cause it means you don’t have to use much product which means the bottle will last longer!

Finish – ‘Beam me up’ has a gorgeous shine which glows so bright whenever lights hit it, whilst this is mixed with my foundation it gives me a wonderful natural glow & which other people have mentioned and I feel like my skin has never looked so bright!

Consistency – This is very liquidy and a little siliconey which means it’s a dream to blend, I mean I honestly think my foundation blends better with it. This highlight helps my routine keep short and sweet without have to blend for ages!

Longevity – Even mixed with my foundation this glow lasts all day on my face I haven’t noticed any patches or movement in my makeup since wearing this. It doesn’t seem to noticeably settle in to pores either.

Overall I would repurchase this again, maybe next time a different colour. I really love this & use it every time I wear foundation. I definitely recommend this if you love it when your skin glows!

Miss sporty studio lash instant volume- Black

You can purchase this here
Miss Sporty Studio Lash Instant Volume Mascara Black 1

This mascara! I bought it in super drug but this is a repurchase I used to wear this all the time in college & I loved it then. It gives me a full lash I sometimes don’t even wear liner cause I love the way it makes my lashes look. Though you do have to beware of clumping but after brushing through then they look clump free and full & it does sometimes help to wipe some product off the applicator.

The packaging is bright pink with silver writing which is eye catching to me. The brush is one of the harder ones with loads of bristles which helps it go on clump free. It says on the tube smudge & smear proof which is somewhat true but it does take a while to dry. So try not to sneeze!

I will repurchase! Yes i would recommend if you were looking for a cheap decent mascara!