Saturday, 27 October 2012

I Heart Fall Tag!

Hello Lovelies,

I hope you're all doing well, and are excited for Halloween! In spirit of the season, I have decided to do the 'I Heart Fall" tag. I've been seeing this everywhere recently, so I'm hopping on this bandwagon!
Fall, or Autumn as we call it on this side of the pond, is always a busy but lovely season. Crisp, multi-coloured leaves, warm fires and cosy knitted jumpers is what I think of!

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Let's get into it, shall we?

1. Favourite Fall lip product?
Mine would have to be any red/burgundy coloured lip product. 
2. Favourite Fall Nail Polish?
I have to go with Essie "Bahama Mama". The funny thing is, I don't actually own this nail polish but I am determined to get it! 
3. Favourite Starbucks Fall Drink?
I don't have a Starbucks near me, so I haven't tried any of their seasonal drinks. I'll just go with a Frappuccino, as I love those! Also hot chocolate is always a winner!
4. Favourite Fall Candle?
I am currently loving the Candy Corn candle from Yankee Candles! The smell lasts for ages too.
5. Favourite Fall Scarf or accessory?
My Alexander McQueen-inspired skull scarf from Asos. Love!
6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?
There are none of these things where I live, the only one I've ever been to is a haunted house but the other two sound intriguing!7. Favourite Halloween movie?
I'm not in spooky/scary movies at all. 

8. Favourite candy to eat on Halloween?
Candy corn! Too bad I can't find any where I live :(
9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!
Don't think I'm dressing up this year. I would maybe be something such as a Mad Hatter, that would be cool!
10. What is your Favourite thing about Fall?
Probably the fashion; cosy jumpers and boots. My birthday is also in Fall, which is exciting, and of course the countdown to Christmas begins!

Hope you enjoyed this tag. Feel free to do this tag yourself, on your own blog
 or even in the comments below!

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Garnier BB Cream for Combination-Oily Skin: Review & Swatch

Hey Girlies,

I am a self-confessed BB Cream junkie! Sure, I haven't tried them all, but they are my go-to product. BB stands for 'Blemish Balm' for those of you that don't know! It's what I'd call halfway between 
tinted moisturiser and foundation. My most recent BB Cream trial was with the Garnier BB Cream for combination to oily skin. 

I'll start by saying that I love the packaging. Sleek, shiny and compact. It's my favourite packaging that I've seen on a BB Cream to date. It contains 40ml of product, and feels very high-end. The product is dispensed through a thin nozzle, which makes it easy to dispense the correct amount of product.

The actual product inside is lightweight, yet still creamy. Not as creamy as the Maybelline BB cream, but still moderately creamy. Once applied, it goes on very thinly but has amazing coverage for the thin layer. It is also quite matte once applied. 

On my skin, it typically lasts for around 5-6 hours (with powder) before signs of wear are visible. By the 8 hour mark, it tends to go quite patchy.
Swatch in the shade medium

Overall, I think this is a good BB cream. Nothing to rave about, but still good. It provides more coverage than a lot of BB creams I've tried and I definitely prefer it to the original Garnier BB Cream. I don't think it has great lasting power though, I hate how patchy it tends to get by the end of the day.

Available from Boots for €13.99 in either light or medium.

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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Stand Up and Make A Difference

Hello Lovelies,

So this post is quite a bit different to my usual beauty/fashion related post, but it's also quite a bit more important. So October is anti-bullying month, along with a number of others. 

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Bullying is something that is talked a lot about and everyone certainly makes an effort to spread awareness about the issue. The biggest problem is that bullies don't consider themselves bullies. They don't see that what they are doing, is actually a huge problem and quite frankly, is wrong. They just think they are simply "teasing" or "joking". They don't realise the massive affect of their actions, both verbal and physical. Verbal bullying is usually worse than physical, as words are something that stick in the mind forever. Bruises will fade but personal insults can stay with someone for eternity.

I'm lucky to say that bullying hasn't massively affected me personally. I mean, there have been minor incidents, but nothing that has ever had a huge impact on my life. I do know of many people and family members, who have been bullied more seriously. Again, it could have been a lot worse, but all forms of bullying are pretty awful experiences to be any way apart of. 


One form of bullying that is beginning to become the biggest problem of all, is cyber bullying. This is because people feel somewhat more empowered hiding behind a screen. They can also remain anonymous. Trolls are everywhere, making themselves feel bigger by making others feel smaller. It is really something I will never comprehend. Saying someone is ugly, won't make you any prettier. 

I am consistently hearing of tragic stories about teenagers, especially girls, committing suicide over bullying. To think that a person could make someone feel so horrible about themselves, that they feel the world would be better off without them, is truly disgusting. 

My point of this post is that, bullying is never OK. Even if you don't think you're bullying, put yourself in that person's shoes. Don't make gratuitous comments, whether in person or over the internet. Also, if you see someone being bullied, stick up for them. Make an effort to make that person's day that bit better. Yes, it's much easier said than done, but think that by a small gesture, you could make someone's day so much better. The smallest thing as giving a compliment, could really turn someone's mood around. 

Please let me know your thoughts below, I'd really love to hear all of your opinions!

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Sunday, 14 October 2012

How Much is Your Face Worth TAG!

Hello Lovelies,

I've been seeing this tag going around for quite some time now, and I do realise I am a little late to hop on the bandwagon! However, I love reading other people's answers to this tag, so I hope you enjoy seeing how much my face is worth! I'm a little apprehensive to know myself....

Just to let you know, I'm basing this on the days when I wear quite a bit more makeup than usual, so this wouldn't be my everyday makeup!

Garnier BB Cream for Oily skin, €14.99
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, €4.79
MAC Loose Powder, €27
*Benefit Coralista Blusher, €31.50
*Benefit Dallas Bronzer, €31.50
*Benefit Hoola Bronzer, €31.50
*Benefit High Beam, €26.50
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara, €9.99
Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Floss, €9.60
Urban Decay Lip Junkie Gloss in Midnight Cowboy, €18.50
Urban Decay Naked/Naked 2 palette, €40.50 (each)

*Grand Total = 246.37*

Now I consider that quite a bit of money! I will try and justify it by saying this is not everyday, plus some of the products are not the full size (or full price!). 

I do hope you enjoyed this tag, and I'd love to see how much your face is worth. Please leave your links to your post in the comments below or even do the tag in the comments if you don't have a blog of your own!

*Please note that I only actually own these in mini versions, 
  so I didn't actually pay full price for them!

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Monday, 8 October 2012

Review: Moroccan Oil Glimmer Shine Spray!

Hey Beauties,

Moroccan Oil has been taking the world by storm over the past few years! There are so many benefits of the oil, that it's a difficult product to pass up. From making hair healthier and shinier to preventing split ends, this products claims to have it all. Moroccan Oil has developed a range of products, including shampoos and conditioners. My personal favourite product that I've tried from the range is the Glimmer Shine Spray.

I'm always looking for a product to give my hair that extra gleam and shine, so when I saw this product about a year ago, I knew I had to try it. It's very similar to the original Moroccan Oil treatment, but in a spray bottle, and of a less thick consistency. To apply, you spray in a misting motion from a distance of 10-12 inches. I usually apply after washing my hair, when it is still damp but not dripping. 
The smell of this product is akin to the treatment version, very light and almond-like, I love it! It also lasts yonks! It's sold per 100ml and I've had mine for over a year and still have quite a bit left!

I definitely think this product works! It makes hair feel a lot softer, and adds shine. I also make sure to apply this especially to my ends, as it tends to help prevent split ends also. My one tip would be not to spray this near your roots, as it could cause your hair to get greasier quicker. 
Overall, this is definitely a product worth giving a try, especially if you find the original Moroccan Oil treatment too heavy for your hair!

Available from and for £18.65.


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Review: Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream!

Hello Lovelies,

I believe skincare is hugely important. No matter what, I will always try and complete my skincare regime, morning and night. A very important product for everyone's skincare regime is an exfoliator. My personal favourite, and one I've been using for quite some time now, is the 7 day scrub cream from Clinique.

One of the reasons I love this scrub is because it's very gentle, yet effective. A big issue a lot of people have with products such as this, is that they can be very harsh and irritate the skin. Especially for the sensitive-skinned folk such as myself! This cream has tiny beads to exfoliate the skin and is very creamy, so is quite gentle. 

To apply, a squirt out a small amount into my hand, probably about the size of a rasberry (random, I know!). I then mix this with a few drops of water and rub all over my face, especially focusing on the T-Zone area. I then rub this into my skin with small, circular motions. I do this slowly, as to prevent my skin from being irritated. Rinse immediately with warm water.

I usually use this scrub 2-3 times a week and it always leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and it definitely improves redness, clogged pores and radiance of my skin. It's also great for preventing acne. Overall, I would definitely recommend giving this a try, I'm sure it won't disappoint!

Available from most Clinique counters for £17.50

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