Wednesday, 23 March 2016

On wednesdays we write wishlists


It has been so so long since I wrote a wishlist post or even browsed at homeware online in all honesty. I kinda wish I didn't look because now I have about a million and one things that I want to buy but don't have a house to put them in. So sad.

I particularly love the little plant pot with 'grow up' written on it because how ironiiiic! Also, New Look homeware are literally winning at life because they have SO many pretty things - seriously, check them out if you haven't already. Found it pretty odd how I included a bath towel in this post but look at it, it's such a babe.

What's your favourite place to shop for homeware at the moment?

Monday, 21 March 2016

OMG you've never met your real dad?!

I don't really know why I'm writing this post but I want to actually talk about real life things on my blog instead of just makeup reviews and list posts.  I always see people blogging about their travelling tips, that time they swam with a shark or how they got to interview Brad Pitt twice (I might be exaggerating here but I know you get my drift) and I just feel like I'm not interesting enough to write about things that have happened to me. I'm just a gal who loves the internet, who's not necessarily fussed about going on fancy holidays or interviewing celebs (unless Harry Styles, if you're reading, pls let me interview you xx) but I do have real life things I can talk about so I'm going to talk about alllll of them instead.

So, you know when you meet someone new and you start talking about your family and you never mention your Dad and then eventually they're like so what's happened to your Dad and you have to tell them you've never met him and they feel really awkward and you spend the next twenty minutes trying to convince them it's absolutely fine? Nah? Ok.

I'm so sick of people feeling like they have to apologise because it's really not sad that I haven't met him.  I was a one night stand baby, conceived in a car apparently (stay classy, Mum! - jokes, I know you read this) and my Dad didn't really want anything to do with me. I saw him once along with his parents when I was really young but I can't remember any of that because I was about two. My Mum was 2o when she had me and my Dad was maybe, a couple of years older so they were both young and I know that's not an excuse but sometimes these things just happen.

I remember texting him briefly when I was about 12 just because there was something inside me that thought maybe I should get to know him. We text for about two months and he told me how he had a girlfriend and children that had no idea about me but apart from that we just chatted normally. I actually felt very weird about it all, like I was texting a strange old man. I had absolutely no intention of meeting him nor did I even want to know what he looked like so I just didn't bother sending him my new number when I got a new phone and I've not heard off him again since.

The way I see it is that he has a whole family that are probably really happy - why would I want to be the one to ruin that?! If I'd known him, I probably wouldn't have spent as much time with my grandad, uncle and aunty when I was younger and wouldn't have the bond I have with them now. I wouldn't have my brothers and sisters if him and my Mum had stayed together and I wouldn't swap them for the whole world. I might message him now though and ask for all the missed birthday and christmas presents I should have got - JOKES! I don't need him in my life to make myself happy.

I'm really happy with my life the way it is and I like being me

Tuesday, 1 March 2016


Can I just be really generic and say - WHERE HAS THIS MONTH GONE?! We even had an extra day but it feels like it's been super short.  I've not done a favourites post in forever but I'm going to make them a regular thing from now. I'm not wasting any more time babbling on because I've got a lot to say about these products and I don't want to bore you senseless! 

Twinsters Documentary - Not many people know this about me but I have a massive thing for documentaries. I discovered Twinsters by chance on Netflix and thought I'd give it a go. Turns out to be one of the best documentaries I've ever seen! I don't want to spoil it but it's basically about a girl who finds her identical twin sister on the internet. It's a lot more interesting than it sounds. It's one of those things that makes you cry but makes your heart feel all fuzzy at the same time. I think you should watch it if you've got a spare hour and a half (basically the amount of time you spend searching for something to watch on Netflix). 

Emporio Armani Diamonds - I've had this perfume since September and I've always loved it but I've just been more into this month for some reason. It's one of those perfumes that makes you feel instantly stronger and more fierce - do you get what I mean or am I not making sense?! It's very fruity and feminine whilst being grown up at the same time. I even love the bottle despite it being the worst thing to photograph ever. An instagram lovers nightmare. 

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - I feel like everyone is aware of the existence of wake me up. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know I'm a huuuge fan of Estee Lauder double wear. I don't wear anything but that normally but recently I've been trying to use a cheaper foundation on days where I'm not really going anywhere special. I love wake me up because of the glow it leaves on your skin, it makes it look illuminated and fresh as if you've drunk gallons of water instead of twelve glasses of vodka. Love it. 

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry in 'Pit Stop' - I'm heavily into grey nail polish at the moment and I can't get enough of this bottle in question mainly because of the brush. The brush is thick and covers your whole nail making application an absolute breeze. You probably only need two coats of this but I like to make sure you can't see any nail whatsoever so I just give it three in case. It dries really quickly anyway so you don't feel like your wasting any time! 

Illamasqua Precision Gel Eyeliner - I appreciate £20 for an eyeliner is quite excessive but this is honestly a DREAM. The eyeliner comes without an applicator so I just use a Maybelline brush I got with an eyeliner once to apply. I've never experienced such perfection, it glides on to your eyelid with ease, no need for a heavy hand. It's the blackest of black and literally doesn't budge all day. It stays the same as when you've first applied it. Well worth £20! 

Duo Eyelash Adhesive -  I've actually a written a whole post on this beauty which you can read here. I had a meltdown last weekend because I couldn't find it anywhere. Thankfully, me and my baby have now been reunited. 

Fake Bake Flawless Darker Self-Tan Liquid - I usually prefer cheaper fake tans ie St Moriz, Cocoa Brown but I've been really into Fake Bake this month. What I like most is how easy it is to apply - literally spritz on the skin and rub it in. It's a lot easier to apply than cheaper tans and the application is less streaky. I really love the colour - it is definitely dark - I wouldn't recommend it for people who are just starting out in the fake tan world because the shade will scare you off for life. Longevity is also great as it stays looking perfect for a good 4 days. 

Superdrug Cucumber Peel Off Mask - This mask takes me back to being about 9 years old when I stole my mum's peel off mask and applied too much of it and stung my eyes so much I thought I'd be blind forever. It couldn't have scarred me that much since it's made it to my favourites though. This one is super refreshing and leaves your skin feeling so clean. It dries pretty quickly too. I love that really tight feeling where you can't wait to just rip it off! 

Have you tried any of these products?! If so, did you love them as much as I do?