Wednesday, 22 February 2012

25 Things To Do Before I Turn 25

This is a different post then I normally do, but I got six lovely months from today till I reach 25 (OMG I am getting old) but what better way for me to come to terms with getting old then write down all the things I would like to do before I am 25.

25 Things To Do Before I am 25

1. Get one person to subscribe to my blog Thank you to Nadine
(Her Blog Check it Out -

2. Take more photos

3. Give blood

4. Write letters to friends who no longer live near me

5. Try five new foods 1/5 Raspberries

6. Read a book a month 

7. Print of the photos from my memory cards and place them into albums

8. Try some home beauty treatments (I will share with you how they go)

9. Save up to move out with boyfriend

10.Watch 10 films I haven't watch before 2/10 Iron Man, The Fast And The Furious - Tokyo Drift 

11. Go to at least three different places around the UK 1/3 London 

12. Lose 12lbs

13. Place £5 or more a week into my saving account Started 25/02/12

14. Use up at least seven beauty products I already own 2/7 Soap And Glory Calm On Calm All, Soap And Glory Glad Hair Day

15. Get more creative (Nail art, Cupcakes, Blogging etc) Shortbread 

16. Go on holiday with my boyfriend

17. Go to the zoo 

18. Make a birthday cake for my mummy's 50th Birthday 

19. Get a new job 

20. Take my theory driving test

21. Buy a video camera and then maybe start on youtube

22. Have date night once a month with my boyfriend (Cinema, Dinner out etc) 24/02/12

23. Go and see my best friends who don't live near me

24. Once a month at least do something with friends (Film Nights, Dinner, Cinema etc) 08/03/12

25. Reach 25 

All to be done by 22nd August 2012 

My Friend and Me celebrating our birthday's last year

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

MUA Love Heart Range - Review

MUA cosmetics have teamed up with Swizzle Love Hearts to create arrange of nail polishes and lip balms. The range is available in Superdrug stores and on MUA website for the small price of £2 per item. 

I only found out about MUA cosmetics and their products about a year ago but I must say for the price and choice of products they have, they are a well rounded cosmetic brand, I especially like their Heaven to Earth Eye Palette but I think most beauty blogers do as well has it is a good dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette for the faction of the price.

The Love Heart Range consits of six nail polishes all in colours that are easy to wear in spring and summer and five lip balms. 

I brought two of the nail polishes and a lip balm from the range but I am thinking about buying more of the range as the ones I got so far have made me want more. 

Nail Polishes 

U Rok and U R Fab
Retails for £2 

U Rok is a lovely pastel purple colour that will look beautiful during spring/summer and U R Fab is sort of raspberry colour which will look fanatics in spring/summer but also looks brilliant in winter also. Both of these nail polishes are easy to apply and will take about one to two coats to be fully opaque. 

Wearing U R Fab 

Lip Balms

Sweet Kiss
Retails for £2 

I don't normally use lip balms as I am more a Vaseline type of girl but I have been pleasantly surprise using this lip balm. It is a beautiful baby pink colour and when apply looks so natural to my lip colour which I love. Some of the other lip balms in this range are a lovely red colour and seen that they are a little bit tinted and I think this is a brilliant way to introduce some red to the lip especially if the person is a red lip virgin and quite scared in getting it wrong, just like I am, so will most likely go back to Superdrugs and buy one. 

Overall I am enjoying this range and it is excellent value for money and has mention before most likely will be buying more from the range and I have enjoyed the section I have so far. 

See You Soon 


Friday, 10 February 2012

Valentine Gifts

So its that time of year again when "couples" are meant to show their love for one another with gifts ever big or small. But you don't need a partner to buy valentine gifts for, you can buy them for yourself, friends and maybe family members, anyone you love. 

This gift guide will give you some ideas of what valentine gifts are available on the high street this year and there is lots to choose from. 


I Love Strawberries and Milkshake Bath Creme 500 ml 

Retails for £2.05 from Superdrugs, Morrison's and Co-op 

 This product comes from the I Love cosmetic range and comes in loads of different scents from Vanilla and Ice Cream to Blueberry and Smoothie, so more for me to try out which is always good. These smell brilliant, they are not over powering and they can be used as bubble bath or as shower gel which is always a bonus if you are watching the purse strings. 

Nail Polishes

Barry M.  Raspberry 

Retails for £2.99 from Boots and Superdrugs 

Nail polishes make nice gifts as a polish can change a persons hands straight away.
Most companies will bring out ever a nail polish or a range of nail polishes in colours that are normally associated valentine (Red and Pink). 
One such company is MUA that is available in Superdrugs who have just brought out they love heart range which includes nail polishes and lip balms. I try to purchase some of this range in my local Superdrugs with no joy. 
But I did see this lovely colour from the Barry M range. Barry M nail paints as there are called is a good choice of gift as they come in arrange of different colours and good value for money as most of their nail paints cost £2.99. These are easy to apply and two coats will give you the look you want. 
The only down side to the nail paints I would say is to not apply them when you are in a rush and always use a top coat to stop them chipping so quickly. 


Lacoste - Touch of Pink 

Retails from around £25.00 in most perfume stores.

Perfume is always a nice gift to give or receive as it shows that the person has been really thought about as a scent can tell many stories. 
A scent that I think is good for valentine is Lacoste Touch of Pink I received this as a gift myself and I just fell in love with it. Its smells very girly and reminds me of days on the beach as its a very youthful scent. 


Moulin Rouge

Retails from £2.99 at many retail stores

A DVD is always a good choice of gift has it is something the receipted will have for a long time. Around valentine most of the romantic genre of films makes a come back into stores and one that I feel as shown the test of time is Baz Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge which stars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. The reason I feel this is a perfect valentine film is because it shows how hard people will work for love and even if you work hard for it you may not always get the result you want. 

Old Fashion Ideas 

Flowers and Chocolates

Retails from £1.00 from most stores

If you are ever stuck for ideas or want to do it the old fashion way you can never go wrong with a box of chocolates and a bunch of flowers. The flowers can be roses but why not try and find out what is the persons favourite flower and get a bunch of them it will show them you have though about them loads. 

Well whatever you buy or do this valentine I hope each and every one of you has a brilliant time. 

See You Soon


Friday, 3 February 2012

January Favourites 2012

This is my first monthly favourites and what a better way to start then with the first month of the new year. Still can't believe its February already, January seemed to go so fast this year even know normally January seems to go slow due to just having Christmas and not having the money to do anything.

So lets begin I have seven products to show you arranging from skin care to hair and nails.

Left To Right: 
Top - Witch - Foaming Face Wash, Clean and Clear - Dual Action Moisturiser, Schwarzkopf got 2b - Glued Hairspray, Soap And Glory - Hand Food, Palmer's - Cocoa Butter Formula.
Bottom - Diesel Perfume - Loverdose and Barry M. Nail Paint - 292 Navy. 

Witch - Foaming Face Wash 

Retails from £3.20 to around £4.05
from most store's

This particular product is a foaming face wash cleanser that controls the oils within the skin. My skin is very oily especially in the T-Zone area and I found this product is helping me loads since I first started to use this and it does what it says on the bottle. 
It does work on all skin types but especially on oily to combination skin like mine. But it does say use with caution on sensitive skin. 
A little goes a long way you only need to use a small amount as it will foam more as you use it. 

Clean & Clear - Dual Action Moisturiser 

Retails from around £1.99 — £3.55 
from most store's 

This product is from the Clean & Clear range and is oil free moisturiser and helps in preventing spots and blemishes. This moisturiser helps my skin has most moisturisers I have try makes my skin even more oily than it is but with this being oil free this is not the case, it helps to moisturises my skin and it stays like that most of the day which I like. 
This product works on all skin types and is fragrance free, like the cleanser a little goes a long way. 

Schwarzkopf got 2b Glued - Blasting Freeze Spray 

Retails from £4.00 to £4.10 
from most store's 

My mummy got me into this, the product is from Schwarzkopf, which most people know for hair dye. This is one of their hair sprays and has the bottles name suggest it holds the hair style like glue but before you panic it does not feel like glue in your hair actually it feels like you have don't really have hair spray in and it brushes out easy. 
I find that I don't need to use to much like I would other hairsprays to get the same look which is always a bonus on the purse strings. 

Soap And Glory - Hand Food 

Retails at £4.85 for 125 ml (what the picture is) and £2.35 for a travel size of 50 ml 
from Boots

I love this product from Soap and Glory and I carry a travel sizes bottle with me everywhere. This is a non-greasy hand cream that as Shea Butter, Macadamia oil and Marshmallow (weird I know). This smells lovely and I don't think I will find another hand cream that I am in love with has much for a long time. 
This especially helps with the weather we are having that the moment (its very cold indeed, today it is -2 where I am) has helps to smooth and soften dry, chapped hands. But don't use this on irritated or damaged skin. 

Palmer's - Cocoa Butter Formula 

Retails from £2.95 to £3.80 
from most store's 

This is a body cream and its just brilliant I first fell in love with this product about two years ago has I had marks on my skin that I wanted to somehow blend in with the rest of my skin. My friend suggested this product but that first I was not sure but in the end I went ahead with it and I am glad I did.
I fell back in love with this body cream this month especially as with my body being very dry due to the time of year. 
The product does nearly everything it softens, smoothes and relieves dry skin plus it helps with blending marks, scares and stretch marks and also can be used has an after tanning butter. So you don't need to buy loads of different body creams. 

Diesel - Loverdose

Retails from £28.99 - £40.00
at most perfume store's 

My parents brought this perfume for me has a Christmas present and I do have to say thank you to them has this is a lovely perfume. I have worn this all month and I will most likely be wearing it all February has well as I love it loads. 
It a perfume that I feel that can be worn all seasons as it is not overly powering. The bottle is shaped as a heart which is lovely. 

And finally:

Barry M. Nail Paint - Navy 292

Retails from £2.99
From Boots and Superdrugs

Barry M. Nail Prints come in arrange of different colours and I love them all. I have loads of these nail paints and they are just brilliant this month I have been wearing mostly this navy colour has I wear more dark colours then brights in the winter. 
It takes one to two coats to get the glossy look and it doesn't chip so easy like others especially it you use a top coat. 

My nails took two coats to get them looking like this. 

Hope you liked this monthly favourites and I will be back with February Favourites in March. 

See You Soon 


Thursday, 2 February 2012

Elle/Soap And Glory

Hello, I though I would share this with everyone who is out there, that this months Elle magazine March Issue 2012, has a wonderful free gift that you may enjoy. 

You may or may not know but this month's issue of Elle comes with a free mascara from Soap and Glory, the company that has brought you products such as Hand Food (Hand Cream), The Righteous Butter (Body Butter) and Clean On Me (Shower Gel) 

I do love Soap and Glory beauty products but I can honestly say I am a Soap and Glory Make-up virgin, so I will be popping my cherry with this month free gift. 
 This is a wonderful way of trying new products that you may or may not be interested in without spending a fortune as the magazine itself cost only £3.90 and free gift this month is worth £10. 
Don't know about you but I would be annoyed if spend £10 on a mascara and didn't really like it but spending £3.90 doesn't feel as bad. Plus you get a magazine that you can read that is always a bonus in my eyes. 

I will kept you informed of how I find this product and if it lives up to its name of 'Thick and Fast' and you never know maybe buying more Soap and Glory make up after this. 

See you soon


Wednesday, 1 February 2012

New To Blogging

This is my first blog ever so I think I will kept this short and sweet and just inform you what I will be using this blog for exactly. 

I am hoping to use this blog to mainly express my passion for beauty and fashion, mainly trying to find things that look and feel like high end but doesn't have the price tag normally associated with high end products. 

But I will also use this blog to talk about my life in general and all the things that I do. 

See You Soon