Bronzed.

As a beauty junkie, I love a good old set. My new favourite being in the form of this bronzy set from Smashbox. I literally cannot get enough of these bits! The bronzer is my new favourite go to bronzer, it is the best contour shade ever. I am in love. Next on my rave list is the full exposure mascara, this literally makes my lashes grow and grow and grow. The lip colours are also sensational, i'm currently loving the whole 90's brown thing and the lipstick and the gloss are amazing! i'm now off to pretend i'm a bronzed goddess like Blake Lively.

The new bobble.

I'm big on buying into a hype. So, when I saw these new hair bobbles absolutely everywhere I just knew I had to get them. And boy am I so happy I did, they are definitely the best bobbles I have ever used. The perfect messy bun addition.

Garnier Miracle Skin Cream.


Garnier Miracle Skin Cream

As my skin is slowly but surely improving (wahooo) I have started to delve a little deeper into the world of lighter bases. I'm happy to say that there are some days where I only need a slight hint of colour, and the Garnier Miracle Skin Cream is perfect for these days. As a bit of a skincare/ makeup hybrid, I can slap this on after cleansing and go. The cream is initially white, however after blending, it leaves a nice healthy glow to the skin with enough coverage to hide a lot of redness. I have been wearing this on its own at weekends, if i'm just popping to the shops, and I have also taken to wearing it under my foundation during the week at work for a little somethin' extra. I am a huge fan of this and I can definitely feel it becoming a staple.   

Ridin Solo

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One thing I love is my own company. Not in a creepy loner way, but I really do enjoy doing things by myself.
For some people, going for lunch alone is extremely daunting. And the idea of shopping alone fills some people with dread. For me, the idea of a bit of 'me time' makes me happy.
There is something about doing what you want, when you want that is totally exhilarating. Luckily, I commute daily and so get at least 2 hours a day to myself, and an hour of this I get to bury my head into a book. Being alone fills me with much needed time to chill out and filter through my thoughts.
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore spending time with other people. If i'm at home and people are around ill undoubtedly spend my time with them. But sometimes, it is nice to get away from it all.
If there is one thing I would love to do, it would be to go on a mini break by myself. Maybe to a spa, or a city break. Who knows what my independence holds?

Turkish Delight.

As soon as we come into autumn, I whip out the candles double time. I just can't get enough.
One of my favourite ever candles is 'Blush' from Lily Flame. This smells just like rose Turkish delight, which to me, is one of the most Christmassy scents ever.
A few years ago, I introduced a rule, that if I am watching Narnia, I have to have Turkish delight to snack on. Luckily, I now also have a way of making the entire house smell of sweets. Success.

Feelin impassioned

MAC Impassioned

It is well documented that I am somewhat of a lipstick lover. I love anything from bright to nude. When it comes to lips, I'll try anything.
Mac Impassioned is a beautiful shocking pink. This one definitely packs a punch.
As for all Mac lipsticks, the formulation is amazing and has a super long lasting finish.
This one is definitely recommended for anyone after a gorgeous pink.

Phoenix.





I've said it before, and i'll say it again, I love baths. Along with loving baths, I also love bath bombs. Luckily, some of my favourite people know this, so when it comes to my birthday/Christmas, they lovingly gift me with a few bath time treats.
Most recently, one of these lovely gifts was 'Phoenix' from Lush. This bath bomb has two layers, the outer being a purple one and then the middle one is green. The idea of this bath bomb is that the green will 'rise like a phoenix'. Pretty cool.
When I dropped this ballistic in the bath it went lovely and purple and left a gorgeous colour - even after the green had started to fizz.
At first, the scent of Phoenix was quite spicy, but it soon turned into a lovely floral scent.
The overall bath experience of this was great, but my favourite part has to be how amazingly moisturised and nourished my skin felt afterwards. Absolutely gorgeous.

One for Disney lovers.

I am one of the biggest Disney fans ever. I can quote all of the classics, and singing along is second nature. Although I'm starting to become a proper grown up, I do try to incorporate Disney into my life in as many ways as possible. When I first saw this case I just had to get it, a stained glass window full of Disney characters = the coolest thing in the world. I cant stop staring at it, and every time I do, I come across new characters. I am in love.

Food, glorious food.

I am a huge foodie. As much as I love eating, I also love cooking, but I never find myself with enough time/motivation to make anything from scratch. In an attempt to higher my motivation levels, I decided to look for some cook books to spice things up. Punny.
After a large search of the net, I found that these would be the best option for mouth watering recipes. After a quick flick through, I have found loads of things that I can't wait to make. Well, eat.
Watch this space for (hopefully) nice pictures of delicious food.

More stuff.

Oh look, more home stuff. This time, my new home haul comes in the shape of a throw. I absolutely love this quilt, best of all, it was an absolute bargain at £15 from Primark. I am ridiculously excited to snuggle up with this as the nights get cooler.

The Make-Up, make up bag.

I'm currently loving slogan bags and I've wanted to get my hands on one for ages. Obviously, when I came across this snazzy little make up bag in Primark, I had to get it. I love that it has two sections, i'll definitely be using the front one for brushes. I probably own enough make-up bags already, but, YOLO.

A face massage.

I frequently buy random stuff. However, I think I have really out randomed myself with a face massaging mitt. Having said that, I think it is really cool, I have found that it has been useful during my weekly pamper session. I cant say that this has improved skin, at all, but it quite fun to use - and, that's the main thing, right? Probably not.
It also has a little sucker on the back, which makes it perfect for the bathroom.
Look at me trying to justify it...

Notebook love.

I love stationary a crazy amount. I especially love notebooks. When I spot a notebook I love, i'll instantly fall in love. To be honest, my stationary obsession is a little weird, but so I am. I best stop before I write hundreds of words about this lovely little book. I'm going to write lots and lots of lovely lists in it. I am sure you are over the moon to know that. Yep, yes you are.

A milk bottle.



I think we can all agree that everyone in the world needs an empty milk bottle. No? Just me?..
Well, I thought that it was perfectly appropriate to buy one. Yeah, that's right, I bought this glass milk bottle. But doesn't it look lovely when filled with coloured straws? Oh yes it does!
I agree, crazy milk bottle lady needs a lie down..

A cute little pot.

Here is another post wasted on something cute! Do I care? No I don't!
I have absolutely no idea what I am going to store in this tiny little pot, but as soon as I do, i'll be sure to post an update. I know, you are on tender hooks to see that.

Cute cake moulds.

This one is for all of the baking enthusiasts out there. How freaking cute are these mini cake moulds?! I know that they bring absolutely nothing to the table, and are probably a wasted post. But they are so lovely to look at, that they are getting a post anyway.

Cactus party.


On a recent trip to Ikea, me and my sister went crazy in the cacti section. Cool kids, I know.
I went for the little cutesy offering, in the form of a family of 3; whereas my sister went for the biggest cactus she could find.
Hopefully, looking after these is foolproof..

The new hair mask.


If there is one thing that I don't really get along with. It is my hair.
It likes to fly away, it likes to be frizzy and it has this annoying tendency to get oily really really fast.
I an attempt to keep it looks, somewhat, presentable I like to use a weekly hair mask.
A new mask in my limited, but growing, hair collection is by HER.
I'll just start off by saying that this smells delightful, the only word I can use to describe it is 'yummy'. I know, I know, I can't eat it.
This mask has quite a thick and balmy texture and takes quite a lot of work to distribute it through my hair. Although this is slightly annoying, I will let it off because it does a phenomenal job at making my hair look sleek and feel amazing.
This here is pot of greatness.

Current Lip duo.

Say hello to my new everyday lip combo. *Hello*
I have recently been lining my lips with this Kylie Jenner esque colour, which I love. Some days I have been leaving them be, others I have been topping them up with my new favourite gloss. I literally cannot get enough of this combo.
I may only have luscious lips when I get on the train, but it is enough for me.

A day at Ikea.




 
 

For me, Ikea is like heaven on earth.
There is no where better than that big blue and yellow building. I love walking around and looking at all of the things that I do not need. I think if I could live in an Ikea, I probably would.
This week, instead of our usual Sunday walk; I went with my mum and sister the land of all things home. We arrived early enough for breakfast and filled our boots before we embarked on our mission.
I managed to find the majority of things that I was after, whereas my sister became preoccupied by everything. Safe to say, a lot of random things were added to our trolleys.
I think one of the best things about Ikea is the hotdog stall at the end. After our huge shopping trip we rewarded ourselves with hotdogs and milkshake. Delish.
Instead of doing the worlds longest post about Ikea, I will be posting my haul in tiny bits over the coming weeks. Mainly to pad out my scheduled posts, I jest.

Too much.


I have a lot of beauty products and I mean a lot. I get a huge rush from wearing a new lipstick and trying a new bath oil. But is it really worth it? Why am do I keep buying nude nail varnishes when I already own 12 similar colours?
There is something really scary about being sucked into a materialistic lifestyle. I don't want to be known as frivolous purely because I cant stop buying eye shadow.
I love a good beauty blog and I easily fall into the world of new launches and special editions.
I recently sorted out my beauty stash pre house move, for me, this was a huge eye opener into what I needed and what I actually use. Realistically, I don't need many new things at all. I have found the 'perfect' product countless times over. But the lure of a dupe makes me itch to buy another bronzer which is slightly less muddy.
From now on, I need to learn to slim line my stash. I'm a big girl now and, maybe, my days of racking up the boots points are well and truly over.

Brow routine.

I have big brows. I am a huge fan of the big brow look. Mainly because it takes a little less upkeep than more defined brows. Lazy girl logic.
The best thing about big brows is that I can (reasonably) hap hazzardly fill them in with powder. For a considerable amount of time, I have been using a dark Soap and Glory eye shadow to fill them in.
A reasonably new addition to my brow routine is an angled brush. I honestly don't know what I did before I used this?!
Long live the big brows.
Soap & Glory Lid Stuff/ &Other Stories Angled Brow Brush

even more home stuff.


I seriously cannot get enough of buying home stuff.
Today's instalment brings us bathroom bits. How cute are the little pots? I am so excited to fill up the soap dispenser it is unreal.

Am i mermaid yet?


I bloody love baths. I love baths so much that I wish I was a mermaid so I could live in the sea. Yeah, that's right.
I welcome anything that will make a bath better, and in this case, we have some jazzy bath salts. This nice little pack is from &Other Stories and has lasted me a fair few baths.
They aren't the most luxe of salts, but they definitely add a little something extra to my bath.
Also, I think that by adding salt to my bath I am an extra step closer to mermaid status, right?
&Other Stories Bath Salts

How many times can a person say bath?

Bang, and the polish is gone.

Removing nail varnish has to be one of my biggest annoyances. Which is why I am so shocked that I never got on the remover pot hype earlier?
Essentially, all you have to do is pop your finger in the pot and after a few seconds you will find your nails polish free. This is particularly exciting if you like to use glitter polish. It is still a bit of a pain to remove, but much, much better.
Another great thing about this is that it includes some nourishing oils for your nails and cuticles - leaving them feeling very happy.
Bourjois 1 Second Nail Varnish Remover

what i read on my commute.

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
I have always been a sucker for chick lit, I also love a bit of teen chick lit. Don't get me wrong, i'll happily read the classics and push my literary brains to the limit. But sometimes, you've just gotta read trash, right?
This is exactly where Rowell's Fangirl comes in. Fangirl, follows fanfic writer Cath through the first year of University as she struggles to manage her writing, school and love.
Cath writes fanfic about a novel which is very similar to Harry Potter, something which I wasn't too keen on as I felt they were bit too similar.
The book also includes exerts from this series and Cath's fanfic between chapters, however, I shamefully skipped them. They just weren't written aswell as the rest of the story.
This novel is extremely well written and had me constantly turning the page. Or tapping my Kindle.
I really enjoyed this and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is after a light read.

The Sparkler

Lush - The Sparkler
The greatest time of the year is nearly upon us, meaning that all of the best Lush bath bombs are released. Naturally, I couldn't miss an opportunity to treat myself to a few amazing baths. With firework night on the horizon, The Sparkler was an obvious choice.
This little bad boy packed a punch when I dropped it into the bath. Everything went yellow and with shoots of red appearing randomly. My favourite bit was the huge streams of glitter that The Sparkler produced. The smell was delicious and it was one of the most moisturising baths i've ever had. Deffo worth picking up before firework night.

Baking haul.


Since deciding to move out, I have gone a tad home haul crazy.
My most recent, and cutest, purchase comes in the form of a pink baking set. Complete with measuring cup, whisk, brush and spatula, it covers most of my baking needs. I probably didn't need these right away, but who can resit pink cooking utensils?
Bring on bake off!

Homeware haulin.



Today I share with you, 'stuff i'm excited about, but is actually really boring', in the form of a mini home haul.
It has come the time where I fly the nest and finally become a proper grown up. In my mission to furnish my new home with stuff I need, I have started with the main essentials. Cutlery, bin and towels. Best of all, all of these bits were on sale in Sainsburys (who, by the way, have an amazing home section) meaning in the long run, I can buy even more junk for my new home... Kidding Mum!

Body shop haul.

The Body Shop is soon becoming my go to place for all things skincare. Firstly, I cannot get enough of their Camomile cleansing range. Not only is the balm incredible, the oil is also sublime; both take my make up off quickly and leave my skin hydrated and soft. Another firm favourite has to be the serum in oil. I can't rave enough about this product, it is literally good sleep in a bottle and has improved my skin dramatically. As someone who is firmly on the BB train, I picked up the Body Shop's offering and so far I am suitably impressed. The perfect base for a lazy Sunday.
On this trip to The Body Shop, I renewed my loyalty card, and so earned myself a free shower gel and a few mini samples. Bonus.