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

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

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

Sample Testing

Nothing beats getting free samples! No one wants to spend money on a product they end up not liking. I thought I’d share with you guys my thoughts on these. They’re two well known products and they’re fairly cheap too.

I had never tried anything from the brand Aveeno although I had heard of it. I squeezed this sample into an empty clean Vaseline pot and used it daily. The sample lasted me just over a week as I wasn’t using it on my whole body. I was really impressed with this product and loved that I could also use it on my face without it feeling too heavy. 

This made my skin feel great and I’m definitely ordering the full size product now that I’ve finished the sample. It does say fragrance free it does have a slight smell to it but it’s not strong at all. I felt so fresh after using it, it just felt really natural. I think this retails at a fairly low price so if you’re looking for a daily product I’d try this out. 

The Hawaiian Tropic Sun Lotion came in handy over the weekend as we had a small wave of gorgeous weather. This stuff smells lush and it does what it’s supposed to do. I don’t tend to buy sun lotions purely because I live in England and let’s be honest we get about a week of sun a year. I haven’t been abroad in 4/5 years so I’ve never felt like I have to go out and buy any. However I am going away in June and I will be purchasing this for my holiday. 

It’s strange this honestly is a feel good product. When I put it on I felt good and positive, does anybody else have any products like that? Maybe it was just getting me excited for my holiday but whatever I like this product and it works. I’d say it’s not a waste of money because it does the job, however I can’t tell you it’s the best sun lotion out there because I’ve barely tried any but it isn’t bad at all. 

Lots of love SL xxx

W7 Eyeshadow Palettes


About 2 months ago I got really fed up of my make up collection and wanted to build it up a bit and experiment a bit more. However, I didn’t want to spend a load of money on only a few products as I tend to blow all my money on food! So to Amazon I went and did a bit of searching and I came across these W7 palettes.

These had loads of great reviews and they were so cheap! People compared them to the Urban Decay Naked palettes and although the colour pay off isn’t as great it still beats paying all that money. 

I’ve been using these for a while now and I’m really quite pleased like I said the colour pay off could be better but for the money I refuse to complain. I think I managed to pick these up for £2/3 each which is crazy! Can create simple everyday looks or night looks all with just one palette! This would be great for travelling because you’ve got what you need in one tin. And that’s another thing I love the tins so easy to keep clean and looks good too! 

If you’re a beginner with make up or fancy experimenting a bit or just don’t want to spend much money, this is definitely for you. I would highly recommend.

Left: W7 Colour Me Buff

Right: W7 Colour Me Nude

Lots of love SL xxx

Small Haul

 So many things I wanted to share with you guys the past month but with work and birthday celebrations I found it almost impossible. So why not show you a few things I brought recently? 

Firstly the Head and Shoulders scalp relief shampoo this is a repurchase and featured in my February favourites I love this and had to run out and pick this up as soon as I finished my other bottle! Highly recommended for dandruff or prehaps people who often wear their hair tight. 

I then brought the Garnier ultimate blends shampoo in rice cream and oat meal this smells lush! I brought this because I actually use the conditioner and I like to use another shampoo along side the Head and Shoulders one as it doesn’t smell the best. So I just brought this to go with my conditioner and it was on offer for £2 in boots, bonus! 

I then brought the Eylure accents 005 eyelashes and I brought these because as you can see I also brought the Fleur De Force ones. It was my birthday last weekend and the Fleur De Force ones are my favourite I really the 3/4 ones but I wanted something a little bit more dramatic for my birthday so I picked these ones up and I loved them.

I then picked up the Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr Gel-cream eyeshadow to in 93 Crème de Nude. I had heard amazing things about these so I eventually got round to picking this one and since have picked up a few more and I’m half tempted to do a review on them. I really had no reason for buying this I just fancied trying something different.

I then got the Revolution loose banana powder obviously banana powders been a massive thing over the past year and I had never tried it. So again I got this to try something new, I think I’ve been getting really bored of the products I use and just want to try new bits.

The Rimmel Stay Matte powder was the next thing I got again a repurchase and a pretty boring one everyone and their mum has this. But it is a great affordable powder and I just so happened to run out of mine. 

And lastly some Primark nails because why not? I do have clothes to show but I didn’t want to include them in this I wanted a separate clothes haul. Still thinking about how I’d display items but keep an eye out for that! Primark nails aren’t amazing however if you need nails quickly for an event they’re great and these ones were reduced down to 50p! And although you’ll very rarely see blue appear on here I do love the colour! 

Lots of love SL xxx