31 August 2015

QUICK MAKEUP BRUSH CLEANSE


Hands down, I'm lazy. Lazy with most things at home, cooking, cleaning, etc. If it requires me to move, then well you have no chance. At work, I'm completely opposite and the most helpful person you can meet. I seriously need help balancing the two!

Cleaning makeup brushes can take forever, especially when you have a vast collection. So the solution is to find the quickest, easiest way to achieve clean, bacterial free brushes! & I think I have found it! The Pro Hygiene Collection Makeup Brush Cleaner is an antibacterial sanitizer, for natural and synthetic brushes. Simply spray the bottle directly onto your makeup brushes and wipe off with a tissue until the brush is clean. Leave for a couple of minutes, then hey presto clean, dry brushes ready to be used again! See how hassle free that is? 

I am totally impressed with this brush cleanser and true to the box, it is super quick and easy to do! One of the downsides I hate about washing your brushes with shampoo, is how long it takes for them to dry! With this spray, you can simply clean a brush and use it back on your face in a matter of minutes. Impressive if you ask me.


Do you have any quick brush cleaning tips? x

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29 August 2015

A CLINIQUE POP LIP

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Can we just start off with how cute the Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer packaging is? Sooo pretty! I love the square design, it's very simple but chic at the same time! Also, it helps keep your lipsticks in place without the hassle of them rolling around everywhere!

Anyway, moving on! The Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer range features a new relevation for the lipstick world. What with it being a colour and a primer all in one, makes it a must have product for any lipstick fanatic! The Pop Lip colour coats the lips with an intense moisturising colour, all in one smooth application. Some moisturising lip products have a tendency for the colours to be washed out, and with poor durability as well. However, these are seriously vibrant and the primer part makes it last all day! I apply this at 7.00am before work and by 4.30pm it is still looking great on the lips...WIN! 

The range features 16 beautiful colours to suit every complexion. The two I purchased are slightly on the nude side as I can easily pop them into my handbag and wear them on a daily basis, especially at work.
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TOP: 09 Sweet Pop
BOTTOM: 05 Melon Pop
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I just love these two colours, so pretty and match my complexion perfectly. I now need to purchase more colours from the range as they are truly amazing and last all day!

What are your thoughts on the Clinique Pop Lip + Primers?

22 August 2015

LILY LILO BEAUTY

Admittedly, I had never heard of Lily Lilo's beauty range before. It was only when I was searching the endless results on FeelUnique for a good mineral foundation, that I stumbled onto this amazing brand! Now, I don't know what I'd do without it. All these products have become my go-to everyday makeup routine, as they are so brilliant!

MINERAL FOUNDATION - CANDY CANDE


This shade is a perfect match for my skin tone. Some foundations I struggle to find the right lightness to compliment my skin, without being too orange or white. But this foundation has the right amount of yellow tones in it to enhance my skin's natural beauty. As I have never used a mineral foundation before, I was a bit dubious about how well the coverage would be as a powder formula, instead of a liquid base which I am used to. But this foundation covers up all my red patches and dark circles perfectly, without any creasing. Yes, I still have to cover up some of my annoying spots with a concealer beforehand, as they are not the type to easily hide. Yet that's a small price to pay when using a great product which is long lasting also!

MINERAL SHIMMER - STARDUST


"You and me we can light up the world"...yes, this mineral shimmer is just like that Take That song from the Stardust movie. See what I done there huh? Genius I tell you. You will be glowing head to toe wearing this product as you can use it on the face and body. Just lightly mix some in with your body moisturiser for an all over glow, or dust the product across your face and d├ęcollage to enhance it in the light. Either way, this product is amazing! The mineral shimmer is very light on the skin and will enhance your features beautifully with an added bit of sparkle. I love how it subtly highlights your skin without being too much or tacky, unlike some highlighters I have used. A little goes a long way, so I will be getting a lot of uses from this product which is a bonus.

SHIMMER STRIPES - ROSE GLOW


Think I was finished with shimmers? Think again! This shimmer stripes in the shade rose glow is a perfect mix of pink and white tones, to give your cheekbones a lovely subtle finish. It's a super soft compressed powder with a gentle formula to not irritate your skin. I like to take my blusher brush and sweep it along all the striped colours at once, as they work perfectly together. Especially the white shimmers, as they highlight the pink tones beautifully on the skin. This product can also double up as an eyeshadow compact, as well as a blusher.

EYEBROW DUO - MEDIUM


I hate looking back at old photos and seeing how unkept my eyebrows were! Now I make sure that I tame my eyebrows regularly and make them look perfect with makeup when going out. This eyebrow duo compact by Lily Lilo is so cute! I just love how small and tiny it is! Perfect size to travel along with you on a daily basis. The compressed powder formula is perfect to fill in and define your brows naturally, instead of being too harsh with pencils and gel products. I like to keep my eyebrows looking natural and neat, so this product is perfect for me. Even though it's a small product, a little goes a long way and the wax side helps your brows stay in place all day.

Have you tried any Lily Lilo products before? x

16 August 2015

CURRENTLY LOVING THIS WEEK #2


It's Sunday! So that means a lowdown on all the things I have been currently loving throughout the week.

1) NEXT SLIPPERS

As this is the UK, our summers can be really unpredictable. So much so, that this week I purchased myself a pair of fluffy slippers from Next. They are super soft and comfy, perfect for lounging around in! Yes, I know it's a bit premature as it's not autumn yet... but who cares? My tootsies needed warming up, and this was the best way I knew how!

2) H&M CARIBBEAN CRUSH BODY SCRUB

This Carribean Crush body scrub from H&M is from their new beauty range, which is bracing our stores this Autumn. At first I was a bit dubious about the product, as many body scrubs in the past have irritated my sensitive skin. But it is very lightweight and mild, yet exfoliates all the body without any irritation, which is a big win for me. Oh and also the smell, it's to die for! Very fruity and makes you feel like you are on holiday! I shall be repurchasing the body scrubs from H&M in the future.

3) TOO FACED BETTER THAN SEX MASCARA

I have finally jumped onto the bandwagon and purchased the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. Apart from the name being a bit cringeworthy, I LOVE this mascara. I have found no faults with this mascara at all, it's just perfect! It curls and lengthens my lashes well without any clumping of the product, and you can keep building it up to achieve the false lash look. The blush metallic packaging is beautiful and makes the product look more on the expensive end of the beauty scale.

4) CLINIQUE CHUBBY STICK

In a recent online order from Debenhams, I received a miniature beauty bag from Clinique with some of their products inside. One of them was the miniature Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Balm in Super Strawberry. For a freebie, I was very impressed with this product. It is super moisturising on the lips and gives a subtle pop of colour which is perfect for an everyday lip product. I have been turning to this product more throughout the week to wear at work, as it's super flattering and keeps my lips moisturised throughout the day. The colour lasts for longer than I was expecting what with it being a lip balm, so you don't need to constantly re-apply it all the time. I will be purchasing the full product in the future, as it's so good!

So that's it for this weeks favourites! Let me know in the comments below what you have been currently loving this week?

15 August 2015

3 FAVOURITES FOR COMBINATION SKIN

Having combination skin can sometimes be a nightmare to control. Usually 9 out of the 12 months throughout the year my skin is very dry and sensitive, but the other months I suffer really badly with oily/greasy skin. I need to ensure that I use the right skincare products, depending on how my skin is reacting. So I thought I would share with you, my current 3 favourite products to target combination/oily skin.

AVENE CLEANANCE CLEANSING GEL

I chop and change cleansers way to often, even before I am halfway through a product! Currently, there are too many bottles left unloved in my bathroom cupboard right now, that I 'almost' feel sorry for them. The truth is that I get bored of cleansers easily, and it takes a lot for a cleanser to win me over to repurchase again. As my skin has dramatically changed this summer from its usual dry and sensitive complexion, to super oily. It was time to search for a new cleanser that could help. Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel was one of the top recommendations on Feel Unique for oily, blemish prone skin. It claims to help purify the skin and regulate oil production, leaving the skin feeling fresh and clean.

I have been using this product morning and night for a couple of weeks now, and I can already see a difference with my skin! My severe oily areas have now calmed down, and my face feels fresher and softer without any signs of tightness. I no longer have trouble applying makeup in the morning, as my face is less oily and more controlled throughout the day. If anyone suffers from spot prone, oily skin, I definitely would recommend trying this product out and also a little goes a long way, which makes it great value for money! 

Hands down, I hardly ever use a toner after cleansing *Shocker*. Yes, I know I should, but I guess I haven't found one that actually claimed to do what it says on the bottle. That was until I tried the La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray. It is specifically designed to target key signs of oily, blemish-prone skin, and let me tell you, it works! This spray has made my face feel and look less greasy and more mattified. All you have to do is spray the product onto your skin after cleansing, leaving it to absorb for a few minutes before gently patting off any excess product. I like that it is quick and easy to use as a spray, rather than other toners dipped on cotton wool. This is a great product to use straight after the Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel, and I have noticed that both products have helped regulate my oil production.

BALANCE ME, BALANCING FACE MOISTURISER

There are various symptoms that could trigger oily skin, but usually it's because the complexion is dehydrated and produces more oils to compensate for it. That being said, you need to make sure that you moisturise to keep the complexion hydrated, but with a product that is oil-free to balance the skin's natural levels.

Previously, I was using a moisturiser to soothe my dry/sensitive skin (suffering from combination skin is a bitch), but as it turned oily I needed a new moisturiser. I have heard good reviews about The Balance Me Balance Face Moisturiser and having experienced the brand before, I purchase it. This moisturiser has really helped replenish and hydrate my skin and also clear up my oily patches without irritation. I really like how soothing and lightweight this product is. The pump application works well, and one pump is all you need to fully hydrate your face, which makes the product last longer!
I would recommend all these products, as together they have worked wonderfully to replenish my oily/combination skin. Do you have any skincare favourites to target oily/combination skin?


Moisturisers for oily skin might seem counterintuitive but often, an oily complexion is down to dehydrated skin. To remedy a greasy complexion, you need an oil-free moisturiser that balances the skin's natural levels, and one that's mattifying and shine-reducing in its properties. Not too much to ask, is it?
Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/beauty/best/13989/moisturiser-for-oily-skin.html#VXeGU2AM4fmoPood.99
Moisturisers for oily skin might seem counterintuitive but often, an oily complexion is down to dehydrated skin. To remedy a greasy complexion, you need an oil-free moisturiser that balances the skin's natural levels, and one that's mattifying and shine-reducing in its properties. Not too much to ask, is it?
Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/beauty/best/13989/moisturiser-for-oily-skin.html#VXeGU2AM4fmoPood.99

11 August 2015

EVENING STROLL ALONG THE BEACH

Whistable, Kent EVENING STROLL ALONG THE BEACH EVENING STROLL ALONG THE BEACH EVENING STROLL ALONG THE BEACH
Last Saturday I ventured to Whitstable in Kent, for a lovely evening in the sun. 

I love going to Whitstable, it's a nice place to visit with a quaint little town and various food places to eat from. We stopped off at Zizzi's for dinner and got the two Rustica Pizzas take away deal to eat along the beach, which was a great offer and so yummy! I had the Sofia Pizza for the first time, and let's just say it's a new favourite! Mmmm! 

To top it off, the weather was warm yet comfortable so it made it a lovely walk along the beach. Oh and not to forget, my outfit just screamed 'Whitstabley' and seasidey (if that is not a word, I am making it one haha). Got to love this dress from NewLook so pretty!

What I am wearing:

Dress: NewLook
Sandals: ASOS
Bag: NewLook
Sunglasses: ASOS
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Pandora
Rings: Pandora
Necklace: Tiffany

I would recommend visiting Whitstable if you are local or just visiting the area. If you do plan to visit, or have visited Whitstable before, let me know what you think in the comments below.

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09 August 2015

CURRENTLY LOVING THIS WEEK

Currently Loving This Week - Over at www.peachandpjs.com

OUTFIT


I have been loving this boat dress from NewLook, especially as the weather has been so lovely this week in the UK. It's so flattering on the body and adds a bit of character to the outfit with the eye-catching print. I wore this dress to the beach yesterday and felt like I fitted straight in with the environment. The dress is lightweight, airy, yet figure hugging in the right places - so perfect for these hot summer days! You look chic, feminine and cool, all at the same time! LOVE.

PLANTS


Okay... so this week I got a bit plant obsessive and bought two succulents from Homebase. I have always wanted some since stalking Pinterest and Instagram, and falling in love with how pretty they look against white backgrounds! These two plants with the white gloss pots came to a total of £10, which I thought was a bargain! There were many to choose from, and no doubt I'll be back again in the near future to collect more!

FOOD


Mmm, Zizzi's! One of the top Italian places I like to visit whilst out and about. Whilst at the beach yesterday we picked up the takeaway deal where you can get two large Rustica pizzas with a drink for £20. I tried the Sofia pizza for the first time and let's just say I now have a new favourite, it was so yummy! To top it off, we ate the pizzas along the beach in the sunset, which was lovely.

DRINK


Whenever I go out I always purchase an Appletiser, yet I forget you can actually purchase it in supermarkets doh haha! So that's what I have been doing this week, stocking up on Appletiser from ASDA to enjoy whilst relaxing in the garden at home. I love the simplicity of this drink, blended apples with carbonated water. So cool and refreshing, perfect for summer!

VIDEO


This video has probably been my most loved item from the week. Don't judge me, but I have watched it at least 40 times this week...(my bad). But when you see it, you'll understand why! 

Firstly I am slightly obsessed with Pugs and one day when I have my own place, I hope to have one. Secondly, it's the cutest/funniest video I have seen recently! You have to watch it, seriously every time I do I laugh, and that would be a record of around 40 times so far haha. I never knew about Doug the Pug before a friend shared this little beauty with me on Facebook, and now I am a faithful follower. You can check out the video HERE.

So that's it for this weeks favourites! What have been your favourites this week?

08 August 2015

MAYBELLINE LASH SENSATIONAL LASH MULTIPLYING MASCARA

MAYBELLINE LASH SENSATIONAL LASH MULTIPLYING MASCARA
Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies has to be my all time favourite drug-store mascara. Whenever I am in need of a new mascara, I always turn to this baby as it delivers wondrous results to my lashes! But when I was in Boots recently I picked up the Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara to see if it was worth the hype everyone has been going on about.

Personally, I was disappointment by this product. So many reviews have raved on about how amazing it is, and some even comparing it to Benefits They're Real Mascara. But I just could not get on with this product at all. Sure, the product makes my lashes look multiplying with a good curl, but that is about it.

I found that the mascara doesn't separate my lashes well, and constantly ends up looking too clumpy for my liking. I opted for the black waterproof option to last throughout the day, but even then the mascara tended to crumble down my face and leave my eyes irritated. You would think this would make it easier to remove the product...but think again! This has to be one of the hardest mascaras I have used to remove, and tended to take a number of my lashes out too in the process!

Overall I would be in no rush to purchase this product again, and would stick to my good old faithful Volum' Express mascara from Maybelline in the future.

What are your thoughts on Maybelline's Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara?

02 August 2015

JULY MONTHLY FAVOURITES


So another month has been and gone! Eeeek! Why do they go so quickly? Just makes me feel older every day!

But anyway, I have done a YouTube video of my current favourites which I have been loving through the month of July. There are some beauty products, perfume and even a little random surprise at the end!

Hope you enjoy the video, and let me know in the comments below what have been your favourites this month? 

(P.S July was the month I started blogging. So happy first-month anniversary to blogging to me haha!)

29 July 2015

WALK ALONG THE BEACH OUTFIT | WHITE LACE

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I am loving all things white for summer as it looks super pretty and feminine. So when I had a family day out to the seaside last week, I coordinated this outfit together featuring some of my favourite jewellery staples.

Dress - Forever21
Sandals - New Look
Sunglasses - ASOS
Moments Charm Bangle - Pandora
Heart Ring - Pandora
Triple Daisy Flower Ring - Pandora

26 July 2015

REVIEW: ZOEVA ROSE GOLDEN COMPLETE EYE SET VOL.2

Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set Vol.2
So did you think one rose golden brush set from Zoeva was enough? Think again!

Previously I purchased the Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol.2 (check it out here) and fell in love with it instantly. So with my next pay day money, I had to purchase the rose golden eye collection also!

Just like the Zoeva brush set, the eye collection features this beautiful powder nude handle which compliments the rose gold perfectly. Not only do they look super pretty on my dressing table alongside my other brush set, but they are great quality brushes and feel so soft against my eyelids.

These are really amazing brushes, beautifully made, and to top it off an affordable price! Zoeva quotes that this brush set is the key to fairytale beautiful eyes, and who wouldn't agree with that? Especially if it makes you feel all princessy!

The Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set Vol.2 includes:


  • 142 Concealer Buffer
  • 221 Luxe Soft Crease
  • 227 Luxe Soft Definer
  • 228 Luxe Crease
  • 230 Luxe Pencil
  • 231 Luxe Petit Crease
  • 232 Luxe Classic Shader
  • 235 Contour Shader
  • 238 Luxe Precise Shader
  • 310 Spot Liner
  • 322 Brow Line
  • 325 Luxe Brow Light
Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set Vol.2
 Left to Right: 
325 Luxe Brow Light, 142 Concealer Buffer, 228 Luxe Crease, 221 Luxe Soft Crease, 227 Luxe Soft Definer, 232 Luxe Classic Shader, 231 Luxe Petit Crease.
Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set Vol.2
Left to Right:
235 Contour Shader, 322 Brow Line, 230 Luxe Pencil, 238 Luxe Precise Shader, 310 Spot Liner.

Oh and to top it off, the brush set comes in this luxurious Zoeva rose gold clutch bag, which is super pretty and elegant!
Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set Vol.2
If you are looking for great quality brushes with soft bristles, beautiful design, and an amazing price, then Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set Vol.2 needs to be on your wishlist! At £56.95 (HERE), you will not be able to match the design and quality for that price elsewhere (Amazing value in my opinion).

The new rose golden collection from Zoeva also features an eyeshadow pallet. A review on this will be posted soon.

23 July 2015

SMELL: PAUL SMITH ROSE EAU DE PARFUM

Paul Smith Rose Eau De Parfum Paul Smith Rose Eau De Parfum
Currently loving this perfume by Paul Smith, smells so refreshingly floral and elegant. Perfect to wear throughout the summer!

I first smelt this beauty whilst travelling on holiday to Greece in the duty-free section, and I fell in love with it instantly. Some people mistake Rose scents for older women (and to be honest, sometimes I do too), but this scent compliments all ages!

With extracts of a rose at its heart, blended with Turkish rose oil, green tea and touches of cedar. This is a true feminine fragrance that smells beautiful and always leaves me feeling refreshed throughout the day.

This is my go-to everyday scent at the moment. It's light and not too overpowering, but the smell lingers with you all day which is a bonus! At only £22.00 (HERE) for a 100ml bottle, which also includes a pretty floral carry pouch, it's a bargain!

Do you like the rose scents in Paul Smith Rose Eau De Parfum? Leave your comments/opinions below.

20 July 2015

WISHLIST: ALL THINGS WHITE

ALL THINGS WHITE WISHLIST
The summer holidays are about to start all around the UK, and even though I am no longer a kid soaking up the 6 weeks break, doesn't mean I can't enjoy the little time I have off in style! 

1. ASOS - Jam With Me Peep Toe Shoes (HERE)
2. ASOS - Sleek Flap Over Shoulder Bag (HERE)
3. NEW LOOK - Cutie White Boat Print Skater Dress (HERE)
4. NEW LOOK - White Metallic Trim Ankle Strap Block Heels (HERE)
5. ASOS - Scallop Cross Body Bag (HERE)

18 July 2015

REVIEW: ZOEVA ROSE GOLDEN LUXURY SET VOL.2

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I have heard so many good reviews about the previous Zoeva rose golden brushes, that when they released the vol.2 edition featuring a sleek powder nude design... I had to buy them!

Oh my goodness, they are so pretty and the rose gold complements the blush pink/powder nude perfectly! Not only do they look super pretty on my dressing table, they are great quality brushes and feel so soft against the skin, which is a win for anyone with a sensitive complexion like me.

These are really amazing brushes, beautifully made, and to top it off an affordable price! Some would call it the brushes of dreams, and I would totally agree with that!

The Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol.2 includes:

  • Zoeva 104 Buffer Face Brush
  • Zoeva 109 Luxe Face Paint
  • Zoeva 126 Luxe Cheek Finish
  • Zoeva 226 Smudger
  • Zoeva 228 Luxe Crease
  • Zoeva 234 Luxe Smoky Shader
  • Zoeva 317 Wing Liner
  • Zoeva 322 Brow Line

The 104 Buffer Face Brush would have to be my all time favourite from this collection, just because it is soo soft and blends in my foundation really well. But the rest of the set are as equally soft and do their job purposes exceptionally.
P&P: Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol.2
L to R: 104 Buffer Face Brush, 126 Luxe Cheek Finish & 109 Luxe Face Paint.
P&P: Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol.2
L to R:  228 Luxe Crease, 234 Luxe Smoky Shader, 226 Smudger, 322 Brow Line & 317 Wing Liner.

Oh and to top it off, the brush set comes in this luxurious Zoeva rose gold clutch bag, which is gorgeous and elegant!
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If you are looking for great quality brushes with soft bristles, beautiful design and an amazing price, then Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol.2 needs to be on your wishlist! At £56.95 (HERE), you will not be able to match the design and quality for that price elsewhere (amazing value in my opinion).

The new rose golden collection from Zoeva also features a complete eye collection set and an eyeshadow pallet. Reviews on these will be posted soon.

15 July 2015

HOW I DEAL WITH STRESS

Dealing with stress

This year has been a rocky rollercoaster for me. What with starting a full-time job, dealing with uni coursework, and all the little hiccups that have followed me along the way, just brings me with constant stress... and let me tell you, it's not great!

So here are a few things that keep me positive to deal with stress at home and at work...

1) DO MORE OF WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY


Whatever makes you happy, do it! Watching a film, going for a walk, eating Ben and Jerry's ice cream, you name it... do it!

As the majority of my friends are away at university or work full-time like myself, I don't get to see them as often as I would like. So when we do get to meet, it always makes me happy and I look forward to it the most.

2) TAKE TIME OUT FOR YOURSELF


It's all well and good to think of others, but what about yourself? When was the last time you had a bit of 'me' time?

I am one of those people who always puts others before themselves, not like it's a bad thing, but sometimes I just need to take time out for myself, be alone, read a book, and just enjoy my own space. 

3) HAVE THEM LITTLE GUILTY PLEASURES


By them guilty pleasures I mean have that comfort food like chocolate or takeaways (mmm Indian!), watch that film only you like, have your music blasting out loud, sing in the shower etc. These little guilty pleasures all add up to our happiness, and when your happy our stress melts away to the back of our mind!

My guilty pleasure would definitely be eating takeaways and having a nice long relaxing bath. Sure my dad moans with how long I am spending in the bathroom, but when it equates to thinking you are a mermaid, who cares?

4) TRY AND STAY ORGANISED


I am pretty good at being organised because I am an OCD freak... but when I am particularly stressed I notice that things fall off the radar and just makes the stress build up more.

Try to plan your schedule for the day using a calendar to keep on track with meetings and social events. Prioritise tasks to do the most important ones first to get them out of the way, so you won't be stressing about these for long. Remember to take breaks! Short breaks throughout the day relax your mind so you are ready to tackle the next adventure!

5) WHEN IN DOUBT, SEEK HELP!


I find this the hardest tip to abide by (only because I have anxiety and struggle with asking for help), but trust me it helps so much to just talk to someone about your problems. Whether it's a friend, colleague, family member or a doctor; remember you are not alone facing these problems, and someone out there can give you the advice to deal with them.

Recently I was struggling so bad with stress at work that it made me really ill and I had a bad outbreak with acne. By seeing a doctor, I was able to talk about my stress, get advice on how to stay calm and was prescribed medication to help treat my acne which only made me feel more down and self-conscious. I recognised that I needed to seek help and not take the world on by myself, and I think that's the most important message here... we all try and be independent and be the best of who we are, but just sometimes when we need help, we shouldn't be afraid to ask for it.

So that's it, my top 5 tips on dealing with stress. Hopefully, these tips will enlighten you to 'try' and deal with stress also, as they have really helped me out this year.

Do you have any tips on how deal with stress? Then leave them in the comments below.

12 July 2015

MY CURRENT SUMMER LIP

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To celebrate the lovely hot weather we have been having in the UK recently, I am going to share with you my top 6 lip products that I am currently loving this summer.
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LEFT TO RIGHT: 

Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick 110, MAC All Fired up Retro Matte Lipstick, Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter 027 Juicy Papaya, Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon, Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick 38, Bourjois Paris Color Boost Lip Crayon 07 Proudly Naked
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Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick 110:

I really love this pop bright orangy red colour by Rimmel. It makes my lips stand out and the orange tone within this red makes it perfect for summer. This is my go to lip on a night out and it has really great lasting power, which is a must when you are sipping cocktails away in the sun!

MAC All Fired up Retro Matte Lipstick:

Another night out lippy from MAC. This lovely shade of retro red goes great with a tan and a white dress/blouse. I don't really suit harsh red lipstick, so this shade is perfect for my skin tone as the pink tones mute down the red to perfectly to give this vintage colour. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Yet again this has great lasting power, but what do you expect from a MAC product?

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter 027 Juicy Papaya:

I have actually had this lip butter for a while now and it always makes an appearance on my lips every summer. Very moisturizing hence the term lip butter, but great colour yet again. This time I am sporting a neutral pink, but you can darken the shade to form a nice coral with more coats. I usually wear this one to work as it's subtle enough to get away with, and as it's a lip butter I can just keep applying it throughout the day when it wears off.

Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon:

I received this lip crayon in a Laura Geller set I purchased online. To be honest, I was more excited about the blusher and highlighter that was featured in the set than the lip crayon. However, I was pleasantly surprised with how pigmented the lip crayon was and the lovely colour match against my skin. I took this lip crayon with me on holiday to Greece back in April, and it was my staple accessory every day whilst I was out there. Very moisturizing and the colour stay is amazing for a lip crayon. Totally would recommend!!

Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick 38:

I have so many neutral pink lip butters in my lip collection, but I didn't really have a go to neutral lipstick. That was until recently when I purchased the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in shade 38. This is a lovely light pink colour with great lasting power. I tend to wear this during the day to give my lips a pop of colour, but not so much during the night as I like to adventure onto darker lip shades. 

Bourjois Paris Color Boost Lip Crayon 07 Proudly Naked:

A favorite of mine from last summer has featured again this year. Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon's were the rage back in 2014 and still are a year later. I love this neutral pink, very pigmented and moisturizing as are all the other shades in this collection. I love how this colour is very subtle, and you could question whether I was wearing any lip product at all. So it is perfect for an every day chuck on lippy with added moisturizing benefits! 

So what's your go-to lip this summer? Are you sporting darker or lighter shades? Lipstick or Lip butters? Leave your comments in the box below.