30/03/2015

10 Things About Me.


1. Anyone that knows me, knows that I have a bit of an addiction to the fizzy stuff. I know, I know! It's probably not the best thing to drink but everyone has a vice and it's mine. My favourite is definitely the Cherry Vanilla Coca Cola from Five Guys. But on a day to day basis I tend to drink Cherry Pepsi Max as it's more Slimming World friendly.

2. I've suffered with depression for the longest time and I've been open about it with the internet. I don't believe people should be afraid of these things. I understand why people don't want to talk about it, people can be so cruel about mental health issues. But I also think it's important because it can really help others. I felt so bad about it when I was first diagnosed but I always remind myself that it's a chemical imbalance. As for meds, I've been on citalopram a few times in the past and I find it stopped working for me, I'm now currently on sertraline which I much prefer.

3. I wear a lot of red, including my hair so people naturally assume it's my favourite colour. It isn't and I'd have different coloured hair if work would allow it. My favourite colours tend to be bright blues, turquoise and bright greens. Since I don't think holographic rainbow counts as a colour.

4. I don't like the way I write or word things, and I find it a real struggle to get out what it is I want to say. Such as now.

5. I fell in love once. I still am. I'm currently single and nothing hurts more so than heartbreak.


7. I spend quite a bit of time by myself. Sometimes I just can't handle being around people, I find it overwhelming. I feel silly even typing this actually but it's hard to put into words.

8. I'm very much an all or nothing person. I've always seen a quote that rings so true - 'I either eat too much or starve myself. Sleep for 14 hours have insomniac nights. Fall in love very hard or hate passionately. I don't know what grey is. I never did'.

9. I've spent my life, for as long as I can remember (and even when I was very young) living with a cat in the house. Cats have become very comforting to me, especially when I can't sleep. Having my little fur babies lying on the spare pillow, purring away always seems to settle me. Proper ol' cat lady I am!

10. I'm 26 but I still feel like I'm in my early twenties. I feel like I should be doing this, this and this at my age, because it's what people expect. But then I remember that I should live my life the way I want to.
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22/03/2015

Original Source Skin Quench - Lime & Coconut Oil.

It's not often I repurchase body lotions as there's always something new that I want to try. I saw these new lotions that Original Source have added to their line up when I was queuing at Boots, the brightly coloured tubes really caught my attention.


New Original Source Skin Quench Lime and Coconut Oil. In an instant moisturising body lotion to help leave your skin feeling quenched, nourished and revitalised. Packed with moisturising natural oils, 100% natural fragrance and vegan approved.
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I love all things coconut scented and with the addition of sweet lime, it really gives you a feel for summer. Upon first smelling it you get the fresh coconut, then you have the after scent of lime. The lime reminds me of green jelly or sweet limeade. Good enough to eat! The two mixed together create the perfect summery scent.

I generally favour lotions over butters as I find body butters take forever to sink into my skin. This lotion is light and thin, it takes barely any effort for it to be absorbed. Leaving behind a subtle scent and super smooth skin.

I adore everything about this. The simple eye catching packaging, the delicious scent and how well it leaves my skin feeling soft and supple. If you're looking for something light and fresh this is definitely worth checking it out.

It also comes in 3 other scents. Peach and apricot oil, watermelon and jojoba oil and lastly, pineapple and moringa oil.
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Price:
£4.49 / 200ml

Where to buy:
Boots
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20/03/2015

New In: Makeup Revolution.


For the longest time I've been wanting to pick up some bits from Makeup Revolution. They've taken the blogging world by storm. Especially because they've duped a lot of high end products for just a fraction of the price.

I've wanted the Naked 2 palette for such a long time but for £38, it comes with a pretty hefty price tag. I decided to pick up the Iconic 2 (Naked 2 dupe) and the Iconic 3 (Naked 3 dupe) palettes at just £4 each.

They also do a range of heart shaped baked blushes not too dissimilar to Too Faced (£24). I opted for the Goddess Of Love highlight for a mere £4.99.

Lastly I decided to get the Depraved lipstick because I love purple lips and it was such a bargain at £1! You can't get much for a quid nowadays.

I'm really excited to see how these products perform considering their low price tags.
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18/03/2015

Glossybox - March.

It's been quite a bit of time since I reviewed a Glossybox but today I have for you the 'Step Into Spring' box*.


Naobay - Moisturizing Peeling
£13.71 / 100ml
It's been a long time since I used anything other than an acid exfoliator. This is a light cleansing milk with peeling particles from acai palm tree. It's advised to use this without much pressure, just to give a very gentle polishing.
It also contains olive oil, shea butter and sweet almond oil. Making the scrub smell sweet and fresh.

Dove Advanced Hair Series - Youthful Vitality Shampoo & Conditioner
£5.99 / 250ml
For all that I put my hair through, it's in really good condition so I shall be passing these onto someone who can make better use of them than I would.

Essence - Lash Prince Volume Mascara
£3.30 / 12ml
Essence is a really affordable brand that's finally made it's way over to the UK. The packaging on this stands out amongst other mascaras. It reminds me of something from Anna Sui.

ncLA - Nail Lacquer - I Only Fly Private
£13 / 15ml
This polish is a great shade leading into the warmer months. I've seen it described as not quite orange, not quite coral. It definitely has a melon creme look to it.
Apparently this is their best selling shade, a quick drying neon pastel.

Sleek MakeUP - Pout Paint - Port
£4.99 / 8ml
When I first saw the name of this I dismissed it as I thought it would be a deep burgundy/brown shade, which isn't my thing at all. I was pleasantly surprised upon trying it, it's a really deep, rich pink with just a slight hint of purple.
Pout Paints are very much like OCC Lip Tars in that a little bit goes a really long way.
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This box has a great mix of things, hair care, skin care and a little bit of colour. I especially love the Pout Paint and the scrub.
It's quite surprising to see 4 full size products in this months box. Definitely one of my favourites in a little while.
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Price:
£10 (plus p&p) per month
Subscriptions also available with discounts

Where to buy:
www.glossybox.co.uk
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