Monday, 16 March 2015

Taking A Little Break

Due to health reasons, I've decided to take a few days off from blogging, but I hope to be back with a new post for you this weekend.

Hope you all have a lovely week!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

What's In My Mum's Makeup Bag

Happy Mother's Day to the lovely mums reading this post. To celebrate the day, I've had a little sneak peek at what products my mum has been using, in a very special edition "What's in my makeup bag" post.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Avon Ultra Colour Matte Lipsticks

Whenever I go round to my dad's house, I can't resist having a flick through the latest Avon brochure his partner would've picked up from work. From experience though, I've found their products to be a bit hit and miss, so I tend to just stick to the offers when trying out new things, so I haven't spent too much if I'm disappointed. When I spotted these matte lipsticks on offer at 2 for £10 in one of the recent brochures, I was very tempted to give them a go.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Beauty Tips I Wish I'd Known As A Teenager

I'm sure we've all been guilty of our fair share of beauty misdemeanors in the past. Even now I admit I don't always get it right, but it's so cringy to look back at some of the things you used to do as a teenager, and think you looked pretty good doing them! Here are some of the tips I wish I'd followed when I was a teenager, to stop these terrible crimes being comitted!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

10 Minute Solutions Workout DVDs

It can be so difficult when we have a really busy period in our lives to find time to exercise. And I know for myself especially, it doesn't take much for me to find an excuse not to do it! The 10 Minute Solutions DVD range are perfect for those days when you're really struggling for time or motivation.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Stila Convertible Color in Magnolia

Way back at the start of the year, you may remember me getting my hands on the Stila Glow & Behold gift set whilst shopping in the sales. The product I was most excited about trying from the set was the Convertible Color in the shade Magnolia. I'd heard so much about the Convertible Colors and it seemed that a lot of people loved them, so I was really happy to finally be able to put them to the test myself.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

MUA Elysium Palette

I hadn't bought anything from MUA in such a long time, but when recently browsing my local Superdrug, I spotted this gorgeous palette which screamed Naked 3 to me. Whilst it's not a complete dupe, some of the shades are very similar and this palette has more darker toned shadows in it, which I much prefer.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Tips For Sticking To A Healthy Eating Plan

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So I've been back on a healthy eating plan in preparation for my sister's wedding for quite a while now and I have to admit I've been struggling a little, especially getting back into it at the start. I really needed something to give me that push to really kick on with it before I ran out of time, so I had a little think back at all of the things I learned for my last slimming journey and have started putting those back into practice, and I have to say things are going a lot smoother now. If any of you are struggling in the same way I was, here are my top tips.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

The Bedtime Tag

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I haven't done a tag post in such a long time, and when I saw this tag on Fleur De Force's YouTube channel a few weeks ago, I enjoyed listening to her and her friend Becky's answers so much that I thought I'd give it a go myself.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paints

Whenever Barry M release a new range of nail polishes I'm all over them! They are by far my favourite drugstore brand for nail polishes. Their formulas are always really good, especially the Gelly Hi Shines, and they are such a bargain. Their new Speedy Quick Dry range has really got me in the mood for spring, with the gorgeous pastel shades on offer.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

So Mother's Day is only just over a week away now, so it's about time I got myself prepared! I know what I'm getting for my mum, I just need to get my arse into gear and go buy it! If you're struggling for ideas on what to get your mum, hopefully this guide will give you some inspiration.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

London Butterflies Bath Salt Scrub

When I saw this sample pot in last month's Birchbox, I was so excited to try it out. The box that it came in was such a pretty powder blue, and I loved the silver butterflies. Plus it was weighty - a sign of a real luxury product! I have to say though, since trying it I'm left with mixed feelings.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus

I'll be honest, I'm not exactly Miley's biggest fan, so when I heard that she was this year's face of MAC's Viva Glam lipstick range, I was kind of hoping I wouldn't like it! But, after seeing the pictures circulating around the web, I instantly fell in love with the colour and had to buy it.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Finally a Benefit mascara I can get on board with! I don't think I've made any secret of my dislike for the much hyped They're Real mascara and I wasn't much more impressed with their original Bad Gal Lash mascara, so when I heard about the launch of the Roller Lash, although I was intrigued I wasn't prepared to spend the best part of £20 to potentially be let down again. Luckily last month's Elle Magazine came with a mini tube of the mascara so I could try before I buy.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Slimming World Tomato Speed Soup

I really love to have soup for lunch, especially in the winter, as it's so warm and filling. My favourite soup ever is Heinz Tomato soup - I used to have it almost every day for lunch a few years ago! When I started Slimming World, however, and discovered just how many syns I was putting inside me with each can, I decided to give it up. I've tried and enjoyed many Slimming World soup recipes since but none had ever quite as good. That was until I discovered their Tomato Speed Soup recipe. No, it's not full of drugs, it's called a speed soup because it contains lots of what Slimming World call "speed foods" which help to boost your weight loss. It's so delicious and so cheap & simple to make.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

February Beauty Favourites

Last month I was moaning that time seemed to be dragging on so much, but February seems to have flown by! Yes, I know, it's the shortest month of the year, but it really doesn't feel like four weeks since my last post. Considering it's gone by so quickly, I've still managed to pack quite a few favourites into that time.