Wednesday, 28 August 2013

My August Favourites


I want to start doing a monthly favourites post so here we go.

My top 3 beauty products are the Maybelline BB Cream, my MUA Undressed Me Too palette and my Vaseline moisturiser. These are very basic products but I adore them so much.

I got put off of BB Creams after trying the Garnier one and finding it a big waste of money but the Maybelline one is fantastic. It gives good coverage, matches my skin tone and is very good value for money. Since day 1 of using this it has become part of my everyday make up routine.
Undressed Me Too is the first lot of eyeshadows I have owned and I am thoroughly enjoying using and experimenting with all of the different colours. After my friend Natalie going on and on about her MUA palette I thought I should try one and oh boy, my eyeshadowless days are over. This palette can be used for very subtle day time looks and more glamorous evening looks.
Does my last product even count as a beauty product? I don't care. I needed a new moisturiser and this was on offer in Boots so I thought why not? And my legs have never felt softer. The HUGEEEE positive of this moisuriser is that it absorbs quickly! I have no patience when it comes to waiting for moisturiser to absorb so this is ideal for me. It smells lovely, and did I mention, my legs feel great!

My favourite hair product of the month is my trusty Aussie leave-in conditioner. It leaves my hair soft, tangle free, and smelling divine. What more could a girl want?

Also, one random favourite: I bought a pair of skinny jeans from Primark with Lycra in which may sound a bit weird, but they are amazing. Because they contain Lycra they keep their shape so stay tight all day and there are no more saggy knees after a few hours of wear! It also means that after a few washes they still are the exact same shape they were when you bought them. If you do get a chance to pick these up, do it! They are only £13 so are a massive bargain. I got mine at the beginning of the month when they were new out and the colours available were a blue and a grey. I'm hoping that they will bring these out in other colours, especially a black, as everyone needs the perfect pair of black jeans.

What have been your favourite things this month? Any recommendations?

See you soon x

Monday, 26 August 2013

Summer in the City


For those of you who don't know YouTube is a big part of my life. I do not make videos (maybe one day) but have been part of the lovely community for about 6 years. There are people on the site that I have grown up watching and have helped me through my difficult teenage years. I have made some great friends through the site and gatherings.

On the 17th and 18th of August was the biggest UK YouTube gathering organised by the lovely Tom, Liam, Luke, Dave, and Jazza.

Aside from seeing a lot of friends I also got to see a lot of my favourite YouTubers perform. This included comedy acts from Bing, WOTO, Crabstickz, and Jack and Dean and music from Orla Gartland, Harry Hudson Taylor, and Hank Green. There were also some great panels about YouTubey things, my favourite of which was the Becoming YouTube panel because that documentary thing is fantastic!

The Becoming YouTube panel

Orla Gartland and Harry Hudson Taylor

World of the Orange and Bing

Hank Green

I love going to YouTube events as there is always such a great atmosphere and everyone is so happy and friendly. I had the most incredible time this year seeing friends from all over the country (some who I have not seen since last years event), making new friends, and meeting these content creators who I have a lot of respect for.

I just want to say a massive thanks to the organisers. It was a great weekend and I wish I could be back having all the fun times in London.

See you soon x

Sunday, 25 August 2013

FashionistA Haul


I am sorry for the lack of posts, but work and life have taken over for the last few months, but I move back to uni in a couple of weeks and my hours at work are dropping, so I am back now!

Recently I have made an order from MUA as I was keen to try some of their FashionistA products.

First on my list was a new mascara and I ordered the Volume Mascara. It is safe to say that I am very unimpressed with this product. It took about ten coats before I could actually see any mascara on my lashes so I didn't have the patience to apply more coats and see if it did supply the volume it advertised.

The second product I bought was this Double Take lipstick in Coral. The lipstick is a lovely colour (I love oranges at the moment), applies nicely and lasts a good while. My only issue is the packaging. It feels horrible and the lid is forever falling off which is obviously not ideal.

Now, here are the products that I am most excited to tell you about and have completely fallen in love with, the bronzers and blushes! I ordered these in Dubai, Paris and Juicy Apricot and I love them all! They are so pigmented, easily blendable and so nice to apply. (They are also super cheap online at the moment so are well worth taking a look at!) I plan on buying these in many more shades when my bank account allows it along with some of their eyeshadows which are equally lovely!

Let me know if you have tried any FashionitstA products and what you thought of them. They have a huge sale online at the moment with a lot of products between £1 and £2 so are good bargins.

Hope you are all well.
See you soon x

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