Wednesday, 20 January 2016


Barry M have recently brought out their new collection of 'Satin Superslick' Lipsticks and I had to get hold of them as soon as I saw their gorgeous colour range and beautiful gun metal packaging. I have quite a few of Barry M's lipsticks and they're one of my favourite brands of lipsticks, and of course nail varnish. They always have amazing pigmentation and are always such a lovely texture which makes applying them a dream. I always find that Barry M always hits the spot with colours on trend with both their lipsticks and nail polishes and the shades of these new lip paints scream winter/spring. The colours range from a dark berry shade to a gorgeous every day nude. The difference between this range of lip paints to others from Barry M is that they contain both Shea Butter & Vitamin E to create an incredible dewy formula. 

The three colours I picked up were 169 'Mannequin', 170 'Mauve It' and 168 'Truffle Shuffle'. These lipsticks are extremely hydrating and glide on super easy. Although I would recommend using a lip liner first if you tend to go over the edge of lips as I got carried away the first time trying these and end up looking like Kylie Jenner. I wish. These lipsticks also have a really good lasting power although just like any lipstick I would recommend re applying after eating or drinking! But apart from that I would highly recommend these lipsticks to anyone wanting matte nude shade with a slight sheen to them. They are incredibly affordable and their colour range is gorgeous! 

These are currently on offer at boots at £3.49 each and buy one get one half price on Superdrug! 

I hope you enjoyed this review and let me know if you have any further questions.
Lots of love,


Tuesday, 19 January 2016


During winter months I usually go into hibernation and constantly complain how crap the weather is but this winter I tried to make the most of the colder days and encourage myself to enjoy it. I mean after all, cold weather means pamper evenings and baths. What more could you want in life? And because of this I have decided to show you my favourite and most used products during these painfully cold days! 

During the winter, I use almost any excuse to hop into the bath and get my stash of lush bath bombs out so of course these were going to appear in my winter favourites. My absolute favourite thing to do during winter is to go into Lush and look at all the new Christmas products they have and splash out ridiculous amounts of money on them. I have been loving this 'Star dust' bath bomb, it has such a cosy scent of vanilla and instantly makes me feel so relaxed after a long day. 

Along with my bath I always light a candle, in fact I do this almost every time I get home. There's nothing more comforting than a burning candle with an amazing scent. During one of my primark shopping trips I came across all of their candles and decided to try out some of their inexpensive candles. £1 each is a very good bargain. Their winter scents that they brought out this year smell almost as good as some of my favourite high end candles! This 'winter berry' candle I picked up smells exactly what it says on the tin. The lasting power however isn't amazing but for the price you can't really go wrong.

Skincare is something I have to put a little extra effort into during the winter, my skin gets ridiculously dry and I end up smothering it in moisturiser before I go to bed. The two products I have been using religiously these cold months are the body shop vitamin E intense hydration cream and the body shop oils of life. I use the cream both morning and night as it sinks into the skin incredibly fast and also helps my skin look slightly less dry, and then use the oil before I cosy into bed as it takes a lot longer to sink into the skin. These products feel really nice on the skin however they are quite scented so be aware if this is a problem for you! I do enjoy these products however I feel that they don't hydrate my skin enough and I will continue to search for the perfect hydrating skincare, especially as these products aren't on the cheaper side!

Winter is definitely the time of year I get out my darker shades of lipstick and nail varnish and I have been constantly wearing these next two products. I have been in love with the Revlon matte balm in 225 sultry, it is a gorgeous dark berry pink and is so easy to apply and very moisturising to the lips. I wear this pretty much everyday as it's such an easy look to wear. Along with this I have been constantly painting my nails with the Revlon nail enamel in vixen 560. It is the definition of winter and the perfect dark berry colour. The lasting power is also really impressive for a drugstore product and I can't wait to check out their spring range when it hits stores!

I hope you've enjoyed my winter favourites and maybe encouraged you to make the most of these colder days and give yourself a pamper when it's raining outside on your days off. What have been your winter favourites? I would love to know! Thank you for reading, 


Wednesday, 6 January 2016


Looking back on this year it's hard to believe how much has changed and also how quickly it has gone by. Like many others, 2015 has had so many ups but with the amount of highs comes the lows. Throughout the year of 2015 I have moved into my very first house in Cardiff with five of my closest friends, gained new and old friends, achieved a 2.1 in my first year of university, been able to watch the recovery of my dad after his stroke last year and lastly have been able to support one of my most closest and beautiful friends pregnancy and birth, of her gorgeous new baby boy. 

I'm not going to lie, despite the amazing things that I have been able to go through and watch blossom, I have had a pretty tough year. After moving and beginning my new life in university in September 2014 I started to become more aware of what people thought of me and this ended up making me doubt myself. I know, I know you're all probably thinking that you should NEVER care what other people think, and I thought this myself until this sudden change and eye opener into the real world. I started to think that it would be impossible to achieve what I wish too, I would always think I wasn't good enough and eventually my self confidence just blew up right in front of me and I would give up on the things I'd love as a result and curl up into a ball and hide. It's taken me until the new year to realise that if you put your heart and soul into something, you can make it out to be whatever you want it to be. And because of this, I finally believe in myself and I've decided that I'm going to fill 2016 with what matters to me the most. Friendship, family, university, blogging, travelling and of course to ensure that I can grow to love myself for who I am and help improve on my areas of weaknesses. 

Reminding myself of the down days and wasted days I had during 2015 has allowed me to become more motivated to make 2016 one of the best years yet and to not let one day go to waste. For this year I have come up with a list of goals I wish to achieve which will allow me to become a happier and more positive person. 

A dream of mine would to be to call "Blogging" my full time job. Some people underestimate the hard work that is needed to blog and to begin with, I was definitely one of those people. Trying to stick to it since 2013 has been a struggle on it's own, let alone the technicality behind it. This is my passion and I have never been able to stick at it, but when things get too hard I used to feel like giving up was the only option as the negative side of me would tell me I would never get to where I want to be. But this year I have decided to prove myself wrong and I'm going to work my hardest to improve this blog, to hopefully one day making this blog my everything where I am able to help others, inspire others, give advise, gain lifetime friends and enjoy everyday calling this my very own business. 

As well as working on my passion I also want to work on my self happiness. My goal for this year is to lose at least two stone and overall become a more healthier person. Happiness begins from the inside right? At the moment I really do lack self confidence and what better way to begin it than to work on being the best version of me I can be. Fingers crossed I can stick to healthy eating and daily exercise, it may be tough at first but I'm going to give it my all until I achieve my goal.

Lastly, I'm setting myself a goal to have a day off of university a week and using this day to explore more, do more of what I enjoy and find new skills and hobbies that make me happy. I also wish to adventure to one new country every year as another dream of mine is to travel and explore the world for it's beauty and amazing cultures. Hopefully my new approach to the new year will allow me to look back at what I have achieved and ensure I live it to the best it can be. I'm looking forward to bringing you all along on this journey with me, and getting to know so many of you and eventually be able to call eachother friends. So, here's to a new year! 

Lots of love,

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