Saturday, 7 March 2015

What I Got For My 15th Birthday

It was my birthday. It was my birthday. I didn't spend my money. You won't believe how long it took me to come up with that. Let's just say a while. Anyway, on the 22nd of February 2000 something amazing happened. I was born, I'm just joking about the fabulous thing but I was most definitely born. So last weekend I had a birthday celebration weekend and I received a few presents which I hadn't asked for because I didn't know what I wanted and I'm very grateful for all of the things I got. I'm not trying to brag I just thought you'd like to see what I got.

So these are a handful of things that I received, I didn't want to show you everything because I received things like chocolate or because I didn't know what I wanted I received a lot of money so I didn't really think you'd like seeing a bunch of money, would you? So I'm going to start with the presents my friends got me and then go onto the things my family got me.

My best friend of ten years got me a Fault in Our Stars themed shirt. If anyone has read or watched TFiOS which is highly likely everyone will know the quote on the front of the shirt. It says "I'm a grenade and at some point I'm going to blow up and I'd like to minimize the causalities, okay?" I really love the style of the shirt with the galaxy background on it because it really relates to the film and book. I haven't had chance to wear it yet but I definitely will be as soon as I can.

Now the other thing my best friend got me was just the cutest little d.i.y. in the world. Basically it's a spa in a jar and it has all the bits you need for a perfect pamper night and by her instructions just add a bit of Spotify and a good book and you're sorted. I think this is a great idea that can be really inexpensive and if you have a friend who really loves pampering herself this is a perfect present for them.

Another one of my friends aside from the chocolates she got me was this book called 642 Things To Write About and as it says on the tin it's a book with 642 things to write about. I think this is a really cool idea for when you're bored or if you have a real thing for writing which I definitely do. Anyway, I'm really excited to write in this and I might but only if you want write a blog post when I've filled it up a bit to show you what I've wrote about.

Then my last friend bought me a Zoella beauty bag. This is my favorite one out of the three that Zoe has bought out, I got my friend the pink one with the guinea pig on for Christmas and that one was her favourite. I love the colours on this and it's so spacious! It has so much room in it! I can't wait to start using this for all my beauty bits when I'm travelling.

The other thing that my friend got me was the Zoella Fizz Bar. I haven't had a chance to use this yet but the smell through the packaging is amazing. It smells so clean now I know that sounds weird but if you've tried this or plan on I think you'll understand. I love the packaging on this and it just screams Zoe. One of my favourite things about the product is on the ends of the packaging it says 'Do Not Eat' and it just makes me giggle because it seems like a chocolate bar but they have to remind people not to eat it.

Okay, now onto what my family got me. My little sister got Tanya Burr's book called Love Tanya. I haven't had chance to sit down and read the book but I've had a flick through and looked at the pictures and they look absolutely stunning! Tanya is so photogenic. I'm really glad that she bought this for me. I really love how the book has been put together and in such a short time! The next book I have to get is Fleur's book.

My older sister got me this Simple Skincare set. It has a Soothing Facial Toner, a Hydrating Light Moisturiser, a Purifying Cleansing Lotion and a cosmetics bag in it. I use the cosmetics bag to take my everyday makeup to school and it's really good. It's quite spacious which is good but it doesn't take up a lot of room either. I've tried all the skincare products in the set and I'm excited to start using them again.

Onto what my parents got me. As I said I didn't really know what I wanted so they bought me a few bits which I love. The first one is George Ezra's Wanted On Voyage album. I absolutely love this album and I might have a bit of a love for George Ezra himself. I just think he's really good looking along with the fact that his voice is absolutely amazing! My favourite songs on the album are Drawing Board and Cassy O'.

The other present apart from my Frozen bits and my Disney Fairy tissues was the film If I Stay. I went to watch this film in cinema but you probably already know that because I wrote a blog post on it which you can read here. I absolutely loved this film as you all know and was very happy to get it. I haven't watched it on DVD yet but I hope to soon.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Let's Talk Lips

There are so many lip products in the makeup industry; balms, lip butters, lip crayons, lip stains lipglosses, lipsticks....there are just too many to name! So I thought that I would show you just five of my favourite lip products. Enjoy.

My top five lip products are from different brands but most of them are lip butters or glosses. I have a range of colours from pinks to dark reds so they cater for every season and every occasion.

I never thought I'd pick a bright lip product up and think that I'd want to buy it but surprisingly after using my friends I had to pick up one up. The pigmentation in these Apocalips are absolutely incredible; especially the one above called "Nova" it's a bright pink colour - perfect for the Spring and Summer. The consistency of the product is really nice it's moisturizing but it also dries a bit so you know it isn't going to budge. The only problem is that because it's so bright I can't wear it out a lot because it over powers the rest of my makeup. They've got a whole range if you're not quite ready to brave the brights yet. Also, they've brought out a set of matte versions so I might have to pick some of them up.

I was given one of the Ted Baker London lip stains for Christmas at least I think it classes as a lip stain. I'm not quite sure what the name of it is but it's a really dark pinky red colour and I just think it's absolutely beautiful! I would call this product a lip stain because when you apply it it dries quite quickly and doesn't budge for the rest of the day and when you come to take it off at the end of the night it still leaves some colour to your lips. The only problem with this product is that because it's a lip stain it leaves my lips quite dry. Pigmentation of the product is truly amazing though; it's so dark and autumnal. It's definitely a party staple in the autumn and winter months.

The third lip product I've picked out which has to be my favourite lip product out of the five is the Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in the colour 107. I got this for Christmas and I've worn it most days when I have somewhere to go. I'm just in love with it. It's super moisturizing on my lips but because it is a dark colour I do spend quite a time applying it because otherwise I'll ruin it. So I might have to pick up a lip liner. Any suggestions? Apart from that I really recommend that you pick this lipstick up. I'm definitely hooked on Kate Moss lipsticks so I'm going to have to pick up some more. Any suggestions?

Now if you've been reading my blog since I started you'll already know that I absolutely love the Tanya Burr lipgloss in the colour "Aurora" so I won't go on about it for long. If you want to check out my full review of it click here to read it. Anyway, I really love to wear this lipgloss on an everyday bases and I can' wait to try more of Tanya's lipglosses.

So, the last of my top five lip products is a gloss stick by Soap & Glory in the colour Nudist. I wear this nearly everyday to school. It applies so easily and is so moisturizing. I like to wear it underneath the Tanya Burr lipgloss because I think the combo is just perfect. The only problem I have with it is because it's so moisturizing it does come off quite easily because of the formula of it but aside from that I love it. Definitely going to be picking some more of these up.