Pay day haul

I know I’ve been pants with my blog recently and as hard as I’ve tried to keep up with it all I’ve not done amazingly. But I’ll keep uploading bits here and there when I get the chance. 

I’ve got some cool holiday blog post ideas I’d like to post in the next week or two and quite a few reviews. I’ve also been clothes shopping like crazy recently and I’ve really tried to explore different styles that I wouldn’t usually turn to. So I wanted to ask you guys if you’d like maybe a clothes haul or styling posts? Tell me what you’d like to see you’re the ones reading! 

But anyway onto the haul! 

Stop. Look. Breathe.

£4 would you believe! Primark you’ve made me a very happy girl. Anything glitter and I’m drawn. So obviously when I saw this glitter palette my eyes lit up and I had to have it. 

These glitter eye creams are to die for and for £4 no one’s complaining. Still need to test these out a bit more and play around with some more looks. So excited to see what I can do with this.

Next is another Primark buy. I saw a review on this so I picked it up and I’m so glad I did. 

I wasn’t expecting this outcome. I love this. For warmer skin tones this might not work as well. However I am super pale and so often I find all of my highlighters are too golden whereas this one is a silver. 

To all my fellow pales ones please please try this if you’ve found you’ve had the same problem. 

Super boring. Same eyelashes I get in every haul just a stock up for holiday.

This is weird for me. False toe nails?! I was told to test them out and as I’m going on holiday in a weeks time I thought I’d try them then. 

I’m so unconvinced and find them completely creepy, but we never know I might have a change of heart when I actually try them. Let me know how you feel about them!

I usually use the brow filling and tint Soap & Glory Archery 2 in 1 pencil but they were out of stock and I desperately needed something so I picked this one up instead.
I’ve been using it but I haven’t been digging it so far. Although it’s not too different I just can’t get along with it yet.

I saw cleansing milk and I was drawn. I’m aware this says for mature skin but I’m not fussy about that. 
Yet to try this out just thought it’d be cool to try.

Olay isn’t a brand I usually go for but I picked this up again just to test out. 

I’ll be doing reviews on quite a few of these bits soon so if you want to know what I think keep an eye out.

Bioderma. I’ve heard amazing things and super late the party is me. I’ve never tried anything from them so I grabbed this and I’m really hoping I like it.

I had fancy dress day at work yesterday and decided to go all glittered out. I was recommend this glitter primer by NYX and so far I like it.

It’s more like a sort of paste which I think really helps hold the glitter. I feel like it’s not something I’ll reach for often, but I feel like I could probably wear glitter a lot more now that I have this.

I can’t believe I brought this. I’ve had this before and hated it so much I gave it to my mum. But recently I’ve felt like this is the sort of powder my skin needs right now so I got it again. My skin seems to have changed a bit since I last had this and it’s definitely working much better this time.

I’ve had this for a while now but I didn’t show you guys so I thought I’d share with you. This is amazing definitely going to feature in my favourites. 

Quite a unique product I love applying this. Fresh is all I’ll say just now but this will definitely make a few more appearances on my blog.

Thank you guys for being so patient with me. The support from you guys is crazy

Lots of Love SL xx

Bath time

For someone who loves baths I have possibly the most boring bath routine. I work weird hours and a lot of the time bath time means get clean and get out. Rather than relax have me time.

No matter what I’ll always be sat on my phone in the bath. Often I write my blog posts whilst in the bath. And I always bring my IPad to listen to music I just cannot sit in silence. If I’m having a relaxing bath sometimes even Netflix. I’ve learnt to take advantage of these luxuries whenever possible.

I hate sitting around in a face mask, I think I’ve mentioned it in a previous post. So I usually apply one before I get in the bath, I’m currently trying out the Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Lifting Mask. I’ve fell head over heals in love with their products and they’re currently on offer in Boots if you’re interested. If I’m not trying out a new face mask I’ll be using a trusty Lush face mask.

Boring as it is I shave and this is what I use. I have a love hate relationship with these blades, I just hate hate hate using them when you open a new one.

I never ever in my life have been fussy about body washes/shower gel’s I’ve always used whatever. But about a year ago I picked up a Body Shop one and I’ve been stuck on them ever since. Every now and then I’ll pick up one from else where in the hope it will replace the more expensive Body Shop ones but I’m too fond of them and I’m always drawn back to them. They are amazing though! 
Hair wise you guys all know I use the Head & Shoulders Scalp Relief shampoo I won’t wash my hair without this. Although I’m not a fan of the smell it really does help! On top of that I will use another shampoo and then a conditioner recently I’ve been using the Garneir Ultimate Blends shampoo and conditioner but I tend to change it up a lot. The majority of the time I’m drawn to shampoo and conditioners with coconut scents but I have tried a few apple scented shampoos that’s left my hair smelling gorgeous. I like switching up the scents every now and then so I notice the smells. 
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again there is absolutely no point in using a bath bomb daily. I see this as a luxury for a relaxation day. It gets pricey when you use bath bombs regularly and a lot of them leave colour around the edge of the bath leave petals or glitter residue that then has to be washed away. 
For example:I just don’t have time to be doing this daily. I keep to the basics, maybe I’m just super boring.

Once I get out of the bath the one thing that is compulsory moisture! I’m always using the Body Shop products but there’s so many different products you could choose! I love how strong the scents are of these and I can really feel the moisture in my skin.

Lots of Love SL xxx

Newbies 

I feel like I have repeatedly said how bored I am with everything I use. I keep buying new bits here and there like I keep saying in the hope I’ll find something I really like. 

When driving or doing plans at work I tend to bite my lips and recently I’ve been doing a lot of driving and a lot of plans. My lips have literally been in pieces. I was recommend this by a friend and it’s worked wonders so far. Cannot believe I hadn’t tried it sooner definitely worth the money.
Yes tampons. I needed some and thought why not try different ones? If I’m being honest I only picked them up because of the funky little pattern on them. Yet to try but I’m sure they’ll be good.

This is such a random purchase but I saw ‘radiance balm’ and just thought omg I need that. My skin has been looking so dull and lifeless, this is probably due to lack of sleep, over working and a poor diet. And I know until I sort all that out my skin’s never going to look naturally radiant. But if I can find products that somewhat help my skin to look more radiant than I’m all for it. 
I’ve just applied this for the first time and my skin looks quite bright and glowy. So far so good, can’t wait to try it underneath my make up. 

I picked up this also from the Botanics range. And I purposely went looking for one because honestly I’m surprised I haven’t been charged 5p for the bags under my eyes. I get roughly 2-3 hours sleep at a time due to work and often have to sleep through the day. I regularly look like a cast member for the Walking Dead. So I’ll try anything if I believe it might help, and I like that this one’s tinted too so when I’m in a rush to get to work I can just throw this on.

Is it just me that’s never seen an eye roll on with three ball bits? Supposedly to massage the eye area and stimulate blood circulation. Sounds good.

Nip + Fab is my new favourite brand. I’ve been trying to pick up bits when I can and come across this face mask. I’ve only used this once and my skin already feels a lot firmer. I know I don’t need to be using a lifting mask but I was intrigued by the ‘bee sting’.

I feel like this is quite effective and really would recommend, however like it says on the packaging don’t use if you have any allergies to bee stings if unsure do a patch test, as this does have bee venom in it which supposedly helps to plump and firm.

Lastly I picked up a plumping serum, I wanted to try a serum as I haven’t used one in forever. This doesn’t feel like your usual serum or not one that I’ve tried before anyway. When I saw this has hyaluronic acid in it I knew I had to get it, I’ve previously tried facial products with this in and it does amazing things to my skin.

Again I’d try a small amount before using on your face properly because I know some people react badly to certain things and some people have more sensitive skin. 

Feel like I’ve picked up some really good products this time round and all for low prices. The Nip + Fab range will definitely be appearing more on my blog although it’s a little more pricier than my normal skin care products I feel it’s definitely worth the money. I’ve seen results with all their products even after one use, you definitely get what you pay for. 

Feelin’ Green 

Does anybody else see skincare products in green packaging and instantly think of really refreshing things or is it just Me?

I’ve really been trying to help my skin recently and rather than spending my money on make up I’m buying skin care products. I’ve been wearing make up less and often preferring only eye make up. Recently when I’ve been wearing make up I find myself wanting to wash my face in the middle of the day randomly. It all feels really heavy on my skin and I’m just loving this fresh sort of feeling right now.

So in the hope of finding a product that’ll improve my skin and become a new fav of mine I’ve brought more bits to test out.

Now I’ve never tried one of these and we all know I love my Lush face masks. Soo if I’m honest I wasn’t expecting to like this much but I was curious and wanted to try a tissue mask. 
First thoughts, what the hell this is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen. Not only did it give me a fright it was also a nightmare to put on! I honestly found this so difficult to keep on the my face and half of it wasn’t even touching my face where the shape was so off. Now I don’t know if I have a weird shaped face or this mask does. But my mouth nose and eyes were all slightly off and it just wasn’t working for me. 

At first it felt refreshing but after 2 minutes I just waned to take it off and let my face breathe. It was a relief after the 15 minutes was up. I did actually really like the product that was on the mask and found myself squeezing the product out of the mask and then applying it to my face, felt so much more refreshing!

I always always always use the Simple face wipes I think they’re some of the best face wipes. But in the hope to find something more inexpensive I tried the Johnson’s face wipes and I’m actually really liking them. 

They’re only face wipes so there’s not much to say. The quality still isn’t as good as the Simple ones, but they’re still gentle get my make up off and smell great!

I love a face scrub. And my current one I’ve been using for years so I picked up this one to try out. And so far it’s not too bad smells fresh but I’m yet to see results from this. My skin feels soft after use but no real results just yet but I’m going to give it time and keep using it. 
Just wanted to apologise for the lack of posts I’ve been super busy with work, driving lessons and commissions. Hopefully it will all calm down soon and pay off. I’m spending today (my only day off) writing a load of posts so I have something to post even if I am super busy!

Lots of Love SL xxxx

Haulin’

Before I start apologies for the lack of posts things have been mega crazy recently. 

First is a Seventeen eyeshadow brush. I brought this like 2 months ago and completely forgot about it in the bottom of my bag. Yet to try it, and I’m not expecting amazing things just saw it and picked it. I believe it was £2.99 from Boots (I could be wrong). I could be pleasantly surprised by it, I’ll keep you guys updated.

Almost a repurchase I keep buying the Garnier Ultimate Blends shampoo and conditioner’s, but I was yet to try this one so I picked it up. It smells gorgeous, can’t wait to use these on my hair.

A monthly purchase I won’t say much about it as I’ve got posts on it already. I. It this monthly I can’t wash my hair without it, really helps.

If you follow my blog you may have seen a post on sample testing and this was one of them. I went out and brought the full size product as I loved it so much. Although the weather hasn’t been amazing I thought I’d prepare for my holiday coming up!

More repurchases I ran out of both of these and these are my go to daily products. Again won’t say much as I’ve posted before. However, I did buy the Infallible Total Cover Foundation in 09 Light Sand rather than 10 Porcelain in the hope it will be lighter and match my skin tone better. I shall let you guys know how I get on with this shade.

This product has changed my skin literally overnight and I’m already in love. This is around £15 which made me a little more reluctant to purchase, but it’s so worth the money! 

A tub of pads to use on your face before you jump into bed. So easy to use and feels like it’s really doing something! Let me know if you want a full post on this! 

Boring! I know. I needed deodorant and picked this one up. Shocked myself as I only ever use Dove deodorants but so far I don’t mind this one at all.

A present from the parents for looking after the house whilst they were on holiday but I wanted to show you guys! I love the quirkiness of Moschino and just look at this! 

Is this not one of the coolest perfume bottles you’ve ever seen?! And to top it off it smells great! 

Lots of Love SL xxx

Super late March Fav’s 

So late it’s almost not worth posting. But it’s something to post and I haven’t posted in a few days due to work.

(Excuse the poor images and grubby backgrounds I’m having one of those weeks).

I’m super late to the party with this one! I remember being in school watching YouTuber’s going crazy over this and I would always pick it up convince myself I need it walk round the shop and realise I literally was too broke to spend money on make up I probably won’t wear. 
I say won’t wear because I’ve always shied away from bronzers because I’m so pale. Which is probably one of the worst things I could have done because I have no colour to me whatsoever I actually look ill. I literally can’t imagine life without this bronzer I’ve tried many and they leave harsh terracotta coloured marks on my face and just aren’t any good for me. 

This however this is buildable this isn’t too dark it’s just right for me. The shimmer in it isn’t that God awful bronzer shimmer is a slight tint of subtle shimmer and I love it. 

Smells great too! It’s suppose to smell like chocolate? I wouldn’t say it smells of chocolate at all but it is a nice smell. 

Everyone’s tried these right? I love these I have a few now and they’re my go to’s so easy and I love a matte finish. This particular one is in the shade Dubai, and I’m loving it right. Definitely is a spring colour but does England even get a spring/summer anyway? 
Love the applicator and the size yet to be disappointed by NYX lovely brand. 

This is crazy because I never use concealer’s I just can’t find one light enough for my skin. This one by Rimmel however isn’t too bad and I’m loving how it looks it definitely brightens my under eye a bit. (I say a bit because I have constant dark circles due to the hours I work).
But this pleasantly surprised me and I’m glad I had a sudden impulse buy moment now. I wasn’t too sure about the brush nib it applies with but after using it I actually like it a lot! 

This has changed my life. I can’t even explain. For years now I’ve always stuck to my Revlon Colourstay just because I like it and it works for me. I have brought the odd MAC foundations here and there I just don’t fancy the prices much. 
This however this is flawless it blends nice the coverage is amazing and it honestly doesn’t feel like I have a full coverage foundation on. It doesn’t look cakey -although this could depend on the amount applied and how it’s blended.

I was worried it would be really matte but I still get a dewy look with this and I’m just super impressed and for the past 2 months I haven’t really used my Recvlon Colourstay at all. I feel like everyone needs to at least try this. 

One of those things that everyone’s gone on about again. But I’m really appreciating this right now. I use it as a primer, but that’s not why I’m loving it. 

I’ve been really ill recently resulting in me sweating like nobodies business 24/7. (Gross I know but everyone sweats). This post shave balm is a cooling one and it’s helped to cool me down a bit and I’ve found myself putting this on my arms just to help from feeling rubbish.

Anyway back to using it as a primer is works and is much cheaper for the amount you get and I’ve literally had this for what feels like forever.

This is a moisturiser I swear by. It’s from a honey farm in Cornwall and I must have like 3 tubs I stocked up although this stuff lasts foreverrrrrrrr.

Honey is great for your skin and I feel like my skin really appreciates this when I use it. I usually use it before I go to bed, I used to use it in the mornings but I felt it was a little to heavy. Still a great product though.

I know this isn’t an easy product to get but is a favourite I wanted to share. Definitely recommend products with honey it helps my skin so much.

It’s a boring one and I won’t go into detail, but this has been a life saver! I tend to chew/bite my lips when I think and let’s just say this helps so much and stops them from being so sore.

Again I won’t speak too much on this because I already did a post on this range. But this my far is my favourite thing although I didn’t have it in March I just can’t not include it. This makes my skin feel like it really is clean and it leaves it feeling great.

Lots of Love SL xxx

What can I say? 

Excuse my half dead plant. 

Blogging. Honestly it was something I wanted to do for ages and I finally pulled my finger out and made my first post in February. I was working away so I couldn’t keep on top of blogging so I really started to try and post more in March. It’s now April and I only have 12 posts BUT I wanted to thank you guys for being so welcoming and supportive.

If I’m on honest the reason I held off blogging for so long was not only because of work but worry. I was worried I’d upload and no one would be interested in what I had to say, my content wouldn’t be good enough, or people would just laugh.

I looked into blogging a lot before I started and they all pretty much said the same thing that at first it’ll be slow, so I then expected this to be a long slow journey and to have 2/3 followers for the first couple of months.

However, you guys have shown so much support and I can’t believe it, it’s insane.

You go on Facebook and it’s constant hate and negatively, YouTube you get the same sort of thing and Twitter’s no better. So when I started blogging I honestly thought it’d be the same I expected to get all that. 

But you guys, you all proved wrong. The blogging community is so welcoming and everyone just elevates each other  and it’s amazing and I’ve never seen anything online like it. It’s amazing how we don’t know each other but we all appreciate each other and want each other to feel great. 

And I’m not one to come out and say stuff like this all the time but I felt I had to thank you guys for everything. I didn’t expect any of this especially in such a short time with so little content. 

I know my blog still needs massive improvements and they’re coming! I just really appreciate it all.

Thank you all so much & happy Easter! I hope you have enjoyed your day wether you’re celebrating or not.

Lots of Love SL xxx

Makeup Revolution Blush Goddess Palette

I feel like Makeup Revolution has really been recognised by the beauty word for its great quality products at a low price. Now I never go into Superdrug so I hadn’t seen much of this brand just heard great things. So when I was working away a few months ago I decided to browse their makeup line.

This was one of my favourite things I purchased and I tend to reach for it a lot. This is a blush palette the top 4 however are more highlighting blushes and are actually the only reason I picked up the palette. I don’t reach for blushes much at all.

I love these as highlighters and often when I want an extra glow I will go over the top of my sleek highlighter with this. If I want that extra pop I tend to go for the 3rd along from the left in the top row.

Here are the highlights swatches now look at that 3rd one along I can’t even explain how much this makes my face glow. (I may update this post with photos of me actually using it). The other highlights as you can see aren’t so bright which is good for everyday, but you also have to remember they have a bit of colour to them and not to go overboard.

I haven’t bothered to swatch the blushes (apologies) but honestly I don’t think a swatch would have done much more the post they’re pigmented and come out the same colour as they are in the pan. 

I don’t use blushes much, I used to but now it’s not something I reach to do everyday. I probably should use blush more as I’m so pale I should add some colour so I don’t look like a corpse all the time. Since buying this palette though I have tried using blush more and I am really liking it. I like to use the one 2nd from left on the bottom row, really like this colour. I try to just dust this over my cheeks so I’m not too colourful and it just looks really natural.

I am pants with prices! But I think this was roughly £7-£8 which I thinks amazing for what you get. All of them are buildable and very different. I am completely digging this palette! If you’re umming and ahhing on wether to get this or not I’d just go for it. You’ll have a highlight and a blush for every occasion. Even if you’re like me and don’t wear blush but wear highlighter or the other way round don’t be put off by it thinking you won’t use all of them. You’re more likely to reach for something if you have it. 

Lots of Love SL xxx

L’oréal Fine Flowers

Guys. Look how cute this range is. I only purchased these last week and purposely left them out of my hauls so I could do a whole post on them. 

I’ve been using these products for a week now and some might say it’s too soon for me to comment on these but honestly I’m really impressed with them and wanted to tell you guys asap! 

This is what I now use to remove my make up and it gets the majority of it off and feels my skin feeling super great. I literally only picked this up because I was intrigued by the word milk. Love that this has a pump no fuss and these bottles are quite large.

I love that this is in a tub I don’t know why but I really like it. I really enjoy using this product I’ve never used a cleansing cream before and using it along side the other products I go to bed with no traces of make up. 

This is probably my favourite of all the products I’ve tried which is strange because I’m not crazy about toners. This product definitely surprised me I expected to be quite watery and be like any other toner but I find its got a slight bit of thickness to it (that probably makes no sense. I put this onto a cotton pad and it felt really soft almost silky it’s a weird texture and you really won’t understand me if you haven’t tried it. I feel like this is what really made my skin soft and smooth. 

Now I’ve only used this a few times so I can’t say too much but so far it’s really nice. I’ve tried gel washes and I’ve tried cream washes but never a gel-cream wash, so again I was intrigued. I like it but I definitely to use it a bit more.

I just can’t get over how cute these products are! I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the scent of these because I’m not a fan of rose scents. However I find the rose and jasmine scent surprisingly refreshing makes me feel even cleaner strangely. Was really pleasantly surprised by all of these products, I’m loving them! Very inexpensive great range. 

Lots of Love SL xxx

Sleek Highlighting palette

Stop. Look at this. Look. Sleek did it again. I’m starstruck over make up. I am loving everything about this. I’ve had for about a month now and I wasn’t going to post about it. However, I bumped into a girl who said she could never find it and when she did she was reluctant to buy it incase it wasn’t worth the money. 

So why not tell you guys how much I love it? Incase any of you had the same issue. First of all the packaging is gold I was sold before I even looked at the highlighters inside. I picked up Cleopatra’s Kiss and I definitely need to get the rest.

The bottom right hand corner is my go to highlight now I love it. The one in the top left hand corner is gorgeous too however for everyday I can’t pull it off I’m a little too pale and have to work with it, but when I do it still looks great. 

The other two highlighters are more cream highlights and they are just as stunning I don’t use creams as much but of all the cream highlighters I have these are by far the nicest. I really want to create more looks using the creams it’s just finding the time to experiment. 


The brush included isn’t the best -they never are. But it isn’t awful for travel it would be fine it applies the product nice enough.

I reach for this everyday and even on nights out, it’s so versatile. I’ve found some highlighters come out quite chunky if that makes sense and some overloaded with glitter, but these are just right. 
I can’t remember the price but I’m pretty sure it was less than £10  which is really good for 4 highlighters. I’ll be purchasing the other highlighting palettes soon and definitely recommended to everyone looking for a highlighter. 

Lots of Love SL xxx