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? 

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

12 things all drunk girls can relate to

One of my favourite things to do at the moment is to get white girl wasted so OBVS I needed to write this post, like really really needed to. If you can relate to 3 of these points, we should be best friends, just saying.

1) Having a few glasses of wine whilst getting ready, feeling super confident and wearing a brand new lipstick that looks incredible until the next day when you check your tagged photos on Facebook and mistake yourself for Ronald McDonald.

2) Meeting girls in the toilet who you literally want to be bezzies with for life then seeing them the next day in town where you both completely blank each other.

3) When you get completely blinded thinking a boy is really funny and really gorgeous and then you wake up with him the morning after and want to drink an ice cold pint of bleach because you need cleansing from the inside.

4) Taking an umbrella out with you because you don't want your fake tan to run but then you get to pub number four and the jagerbomb kicks in and makes you think you're beautiful, wet hair is a good look on you and nobody will even notice that your skin looks like it's covered in Bisto. FUCK THE UMBRELLA.

5) When you wake up vaguely remembering kissing someone the night before and asking him to add you on Facebook only to log into Facebook and see that 40 year old beer bellied Roger has liked all your photos and commented "thanks for last night xx" on your wall.

6) MOVE OVER ZOELLA. In fact, fuck it. Let me spend all my money on triple vodkas, my snapchat story shows I'm a good vlogger and it'll make me famous in the morning anyway. Zoella WHO?

7) Accepting a drink off a boy and then feeling like you have to talk to him for the rest of the night just in case he thinks you're a money grabber.

8) Falling over, shielding yourself with your hair, feeling like Mariah Carey minus the sunglasses but your friend politely reminds you the morning after that you actually looked more Humpty Dumpty and everyone was laughing at you. Fab.

9) "Have cheesy chips and mayo always tasted this amazing? Why have I not been eating this every single day?!" then you go back the next day, order exactly the same thing and your chips are dry, the cheese tastes like plastic and you even get a stray dog hair thrown in for free.

10) Going through your whole wardrobe before you go out while looking at previous night out photos on your phone to make sure you don't wear the same outfit as the week before because that would be devastating.

11) Waking up the next morning, going through your phone only to realise you've messaged your Mum at 3am telling her you love her, repeatedly told people 'i'm dying' and sent a photo of you trying to look sexy with patchy lipstick and rolled back eyes to the boy you fancy. Thanks, alcohol.

12) That moment when you get home and rip your fake eyelashes off, feeling like the absolute Queen of the world, nothing feels better than what you do right now. Fast forward four hours to you waking up dribbling with one eyelash stuck to your cheek.

Monday, 22 February 2016

LASH UNLIMITED | Bargain Lashes?!

YO! I've been meaning to blog about these lovely lashes* I was sent by Lash Unlimited for a week or so now so while I'm waiting for dinner (I can't cook), I thought now was the perfect opportunity. 

I stumbled across Lash Unlimited on Twitter. Normally, I don't like to stray from my beloved Eylure falsies because when you know what you're getting and something is consistently good, you kinda seem to stick to it, right?! but then at the same time, you're like OH, there could be something better, why don't I try something new etc etc. Anyway, my curiosity got the better of me when Lash Unlimited offered to send me some of their lashes and I was excited to see how they'd compare. 

First of all, I want to mention the price.  They're £2.50 a pair, 3 pairs for £6 or 5 pairs for £9. Also, if you spend over £10 you get free postage. SUCH A BARGAIN! I don't normally talk about the cost first because what's the point in a bargain if the product is rubbish, d'you feel me? but I want you to keep it in mind while I'm talking about these beauties. 

I actually really like the packaging - sleek, sturdy, compact and simple. The lashes are stuck on to the plastic so you just peel them off, cut to size, pop on a bit of lash glue and they're ready to plonk on your eyelid (not plonk, carefully place unless you leave it until an hour before you're going out like me and have to manically rush your makeup). I find it really handy that they have the number written on the plastic too so you can easily re-order your favourite style through the Lash Unlimited website. It's worth mentioning that the lashes don't come with glue - personally I prefer this because Duo is the only glue that's ever managed to keep my eyelashes in place all night without having to touch up. You can buy Duo here for £4.37 currently, such a bargain and lasts about a year - can't recommend it enough. 

Ok, so this is a horrendous photo but I don't have any that aren't blurry that show what the lashes look like on! This pair are #2 - they're very natural. I think you'll agree that they don't even look fake?! The lashes were extremely easy to apply and didn't stretch or fall apart when I removed them from the plastic (Primark lashes, i'm looking at you). They're really well made. 

All in all, I would one hundred percent replace my Eylure babies with these. I can't wait to order a million more pairs from Lash Unlimited. I'm thinking about #6 and #9, might just buy all of them. 

You can also follow Lash Unlimited on Instagram - @lashunlimited and Twitter - @lashunlimiteduk.

Have you heard of Lash Unlimited?! If you've tried them, what did you think? 

Thursday, 21 January 2016

13 things you don't realise until you live alone

YO YO YO! I actually say yo in real life despite me being the most non gangster person you'll ever meet.  So after moving back home to live with my Grandad, I was like GOD, there are so many things nobody tells you about living alone and then this blog post was born. Hope ya like it!

1. You actually have to do the washing up every single day unless of course you leave it 'til the next day meaning you have DOUBLE the amount of washing up.

2. Get ready to face your fears because you will need to confront those spiders/moths/wasps/other creepy crawlies head on. Lets face it, there will probably be tears.

3. SORRY, HOW MUCH IS THAT CHEESE?! I'll just buy those plastic cheese singles instead.

4. Remembering to pay bills is hard but finding the best deals on internet/sky is even harder. Comparison sites will take over your life!

5. The cleaning aisle in Tesco will be the most exciting yet overwhelming place ever. What's the difference between multi surface and multi action?! Do I buy wood polish or glass polish or do I just buy a multi one?! LIFE IS HARD!

6. Your heart drops when your friend drops a bit of his food on your floor. DO YOU NOT KNOW HOW LONG I SPENT HOOVERING THIS?!

7. You will buy countless amounts of tea towels that all seem to disappear whenever you need one.

8. The feeling of cracking out a brand spanking new washing up sponge will brighten up your day.

9.  You will seriously consider eating 32p noodles for a week just so you can afford that £25 lipstick.

10.  Being ill and having nobody else in the house is the worst. You have to make your own soup and drinks and there's nobody there to just go out and buy you lucozade!

11. Why did nobody teach me how to change a bulb and more importantly, what replacement bulb do I need to buy? THERE ARE HUNDREDS.

12. You will quickly learn that nightmares = sleepless nights and ten trips to the front door to make sure it's locked.

13. Cleaning a toilet makes you gag and accidentally touching the toilet without gloves will actually make you full on vom.

Are there any more things that you didn't realise about living alone?!

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit Review

It's been forever since I posted a beauty review which is odd since I talk about makeup 80% of the time.  I came across photos of the Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit when browsing through some forgotten folders and I genuinely cannot believe I haven't already blogged about this little beauty gem!

If you've read my blog for a while, you'll know that I'm a massive fan of Seventeen. Every single product I've tried from the brand has ended up as a makeup staple and since i'm a contour enthusiast I needed this nifty little kit in my life.

I particularly like the packaging - it's sturdy, black, photogenic and small enough to pop in your makeup bag.  The kit comes in either fair or medium. In hindsight, I kind of wish I'd bought the medium one as I fake tan quite a lot so it'd probably be more effective. However, at the time of purchase I was reppin' the pale gal look so I shouldn't moan too much. The kit contains a highlighter and contour which are both SHIMMER free. It's so difficult to find both highlight and contour shades that are completely matte so well done Seventeen, you complete babes.

As you can see, both the highlighter and contour are quite subtle which means you can layer to your hearts content until you reach your desired shade and you won't look cakey - massive plus point!  The kit is perfect for those just starting out with contour and for it's teeny £5.99 price tag, even if you decide it's not for you, it won't break the bank.  Try it, I dare ya.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

13 things you'll be all too familiar with if you're a regular Tinder user

One of the most exciting parts since recently becoming a single gal is being able to download Tinder.  Gone are the days of playing Tinder on my friends phones and I'm now living the actual life of Tinderella.  Naturally, since I live for list posts, this one is dedicated to the most seedy dating app around.  Here are 13 things you'll be able to relate to if you're a regular Tinds (yeah, I just abbreviated that) user:

1. Feeling soz for someone who has super liked you and liking them back despite you not even fancying them.

2. When you run out of people in your area and panic because NOW YOU'VE GOT TO ACTUALLY SPEAK TO PEOPLE YOU'VE MATCHED WITH.

3. Matching with the most beautiful person you've ever seen only for them to message you with 'how r u hun, luv ur legs wrapped round my neck'. Dream over.

4. Getting a seriously long paragraph message whilst you're busy doing something and thinking you'll reply later, only you forget and then get a really abusive message about how you've ruined their day. Awks. Unmatch, UNMATCH, UNMATCH.

5. Matching with someone purely because they're your mate in real life. To then receive a message asking how long you've wanted to sleep with them for...pass me a bucket, I'm gonna vom.

6. Meeting someone out in public who you didn't respond to on Tinder and feeling totes guilty because they were actually cute. Sob.

7. You have to regularly change your bio in a desperate attempt to stop all the samey messages. USE YOUR IMAGINATION, BOYS!

8. You see enough 'hey, hows you x' messages to make you want to drink a pint of bleach. Ok, maybe not that extreme.

9. Matching with someone seriously hot who you have no mutual friends with and slyly trying to message them cryptic questions to make sure they're not your sister/ex boyfriend/work colleague.

10. Getting angry at a message because it's a blatant copy and paste that they spam all their tinder hoe's with...I WANT TO BE YOUR ONLY ONE *imagine broken heart emoji here*

11. Having tons of laugh out loud bants with a hottie so you give him your number only to get instantly whatsapped a dick pic.  Throw me that Bridget Jones dvd, I'm gonna be single for life.

12. Speaking to a guy for a while and thinking, I'll have a cheeky stalk browse of his Facebook...married with three kids and a dog. Thanks, life.

13. The guys that won't give you their facebook profile because they "hardly go on it"...YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE, JACK, 28 AND YOU KNOW IT. At this point you can either stop talking or become Sherlock...I become Sherlock.

Soz, can't write anymore...I'm off to POF.