29 May 2016

Book// The Doll Maker

I'm trying to read more this year as I massively failed my reading challenge last year. I'm going to beast it this year. The title and the cover of this book intrigued me.

Richard montanari The doll maker review

27 May 2016

Stila One Step Correct

When I got my sky internet I was given a £100 M&S voucher. I had a look and there was nothing else I wanted which meant I got to spend the voucher on Stila. Win. I hadn't tried any of their products until Sarah convinced me to get the Eternal Love Liquid Lipstick Set and it was love at first sight. Stila is seriously one of my favourite brands for liquid lipsticks. Their staying power is incredible and the colours are gorgeous. So I thought I would try some of the other products they had to offer and I needed a new primer so it had to be done really. 

Stila One Step Correct
(Mirror from Welsh Girl Problems)

24 May 2016

Lottie Soap Star Solid Brush Cleanser

The amount of time that I leave between washing my brushes is disgusting. I am sooo lazy when it comes to washing brushes. I've only ever tried one Lottie nail varnish but I read loads of good reviews on the Lottie Soap Star Solid Brush Cleanser. I thought I'd pick it up in a 3 for 2 offer at superdrug to see if it helped with my laziness and I'm so glad I did

Lottie soap star solid brush cleanser
16 May 2016

Logik Coffee Maker

Everyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with coffee. Seriously. Coffee is life and I am one moody bitch if I don't get my morning cuppa. So when I moved to my new house I knew I absoulutely had to have a coffee machine because faffing about with a cafetiere is just effort. I was about to purchase one when my lovely Uncle & Aunty said they would get it for me as a house warming pressie. Life made.

Logik coffee maker

11 May 2016

23 Years Of Wisdom

It was my birthday yesterday and I am now the grand old age of 23. Although I feel more like 93 today my body is not impressed with life. I thought I would share with you some of the wisdom I have picked up along the way.

Have an old picture of me wearing a tiara because I have no idea what picture to put with this

1. Do not chuck your straighteners over the edge of a rubber bucket before they are cold because you will melt a hole in it and your fireman dad will lecture you forever

2. There is no such thing as too much tea

3. Leggings as pants are the only pants I want to wear 

4. Gym gear is the best gear for eating in - stretchability 

5. Body pillows are the best thing every invented - especially for curling up on the sofa in a lil pillow nest. 

6. It is safe to say I will never ever be a morning person. Not even when I'm going on holiday

7. Being an adult sucks except for when you get to say that cake for breakfast is a-okay

8. University isn't all its cracked up to be

9. High school can be a bitch

10. Doctors don't always know best - get a second or third opinion - I'm looking at you Dr who wanted to cut off my legs because they hurt and Dr you're an attention seeker. 

11. You can make some of your closest friends online. Seriously my bestest friends were made on twitter 

12. Having to use a wheelchair is not the end of the world and does in fact give you more freedom

13. Never get gerbils because your friends two are really cute and cuddly because you will be blessed with the Devils offspring

14. Mums do "sometimes" know best but shhh dont tell them I told you

15. There is no better milkshake than a Mcdonalds vanilla milkshake

16. Selfies are awesome. Take all the selfies. You look amazing

17. Life is more fun when you don't care what other people think

18. Some days just call for a beige meal - Turkey dinosaurs and potato waffles anyone?

19. There is nothing scarier than losing sight of a spider before going to bed

20. Never stick your little finger in a pencil sharpener - I dont know why 5 year old me ever thought that was a good idea tbh

21. Wearing real bras is overrated. Sports bras for life

22. Never throw sand in the air on a windy day

23. Always double check which setting you put the oven on because grilling pizza and fairy cakes does not work

Do you have any wise words to pass on?


4 May 2016

Nars Sheer Glow

Everyone and their mum seems to rave about Nars Sheer Glow foundation. Well that's what it feels like anyway. My aunty gave me a gift voucher for John Lewis for Christmas so that I could treat myself to a more high end foundation (instead of my usual bourjois and rimmel ones). As I have dry skin the sheer glow was the one recommended to me.

Nars Sheer Glow review

Unfortunately I seem to be one of the very few who just can't get on with this foundation. The only positive I have to say about this is that the shade matched my skin tone pretty damn well (I got Deauville).

Considering it was recommended for dry skin it made my skin look even worse. It cracked and separated on my cheeks and clung to any remotely dry patches on my forehead. Even when I ex-foliated and moisturised the shit out of my face it still found mystery dry patches and just didn't sit right. My skin also seems to suck this stuff up so I have to apply twice as much which isn't great when it's pretty pricey compared to my usual £10ish. The lasting power was also really poor.

I was so gutted that I didn't get to experience the love that everyone else has for this foundation *cries*. Probably just going to stick to the cheaper options so that I don't cry so much if I don't get on with it.

Also is there any need to charge extra for the pump? I mean really? When you're already charging £31 for a foundation it seems a tad greedy to charge extra for the pump.

Did you love Sheer Glow as much as everyone else?

Also any foundation recommendations for dry skin?

2 May 2016

LightStim for Pain

A few weeks ago I received a super lovely PR email from someone who had most definitely read my blog and wondered if I wanted to try the LightStim for Pain* to see if it would help. If you don't know I have a condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) as well as Fibromyalgia which means I struggle with a lot of dislocations and a hell of a lot of pain. I'm in pain every day so I'll try most things to see if they can help in any way. I was pretty excited to give the LightStim a go especially after all the overdoing it I did moving house. 

Lightstim for pain