Monday, 11 May 2015

MAY HAUL

I'm bringing you a haul today actually from last nights purchases.It's a bit mix-matchy but all things that i wanted to try .First off Selfridges...



I decided to get some wide  Ghd straighteners as my narrow ones take me such a long time to straighten my hair because it's so thick .This kit came with  gifts :  sectioning clips, a paddle brush and Ghd heat protectant spray. 
ZARA 
So my mum actually bought these gladiator Sandles but i just think these are SO cute and had to blog them.I just seem to  have an attraction to anything  Rose Gold ,i'll definitely be pinching these from her when it comes to Summer. 




Zara - £28.99


QUIZ -£19.99


QUIZ -£14.99

h&m -£12.99
I guess there really is no way for me to actually successfully take a picture of clothing i bought and them not look slightly deformed .So i managed to track down some of the clothing items online .I've gone for quite casual ,yet chic  jersey items -just something i can throw on for college days. 



Freebies ! This month there's a gift at Estee Lauder where if you pruchase two skincare items you get this Lisa  Perry gift set.It consists of a makeup remover, a moisturuiser,bb cream , a night repair serum, lipstick, mascara, a Cream gloss and a cute makeup bag. 


I haven't stepped foot in to Claires for a few years, but i did so yesterday  to get  a few accessories .

So that is all for this haul, hope you enjoyed reading :) 




Sunday, 10 May 2015

EXAM STRESS ?!?!

Exam season is on the way, in fact it's actually well underway. This fact terrifies me.Here's the lowdown.I'm currently studding Law, Religion + philosophy , English Language and German at college- i know, what was i thinking ?
 I guess everyone in the same boat as me right now understands the importance of these exams ,and this creates added stress.
I figure there's no way to stop stress entirely, it comes second  nature to us but there are definitely ways too soothe it.
I've learnt  that stressing gets you nowhere, it only leads you to prolong solving your root problems.Once you understand this yourself it will become easier for you to worry less about certain things and learn to accept whats happened or what will happen and think about how you can help yourself. And it is easier said than done but no one issue should stop you from progressing in life, Anyway i'm getting off topic, i wasn't intending for a cliche, motivational speech or anything. Here  a few ways i like to stay relaxed and calm whilst at the same time feel prepared for exam season.


 1) Good sleep-
You'll hear this time and time again, and the fact won't change.You need  to have a great productive day in order for you to be able enough to get actual  revision done. And this requires a wide awake mind. I'm typically , all year round, an almost  nocturnal species.I hate sleeping before 10pm  which isn't ideal for the 6 o clock wake up call for college. But i always set myself the target of 9;30 pm for exam nights to give me the added energy.


2) Breakfast -
Breakfast is one of those meals i  habitually skip , unless its a Spanish omelet Sunday (those are quite common in my house). But come exam time, i always take the opportunity for extra fuel, whether its fresh made berry and banana  smoothies  or +weetabix and banana - i love banana as you can probably tell.

3)Socialising-
it's important not to become a couch potato - the type to be up-to your ears in revision notes and highlighter smears covering all perimeters of your face.Make sure to leave space in between revision for socialising, whether its to go for a walk as fresh air is so important, or chilling with friends and family. I tend to dedicate to two hours of proper revision and then give myself a break , and then start again later.It's your preference how long to spend revising, make sure its ample time for you to actually take in what you're learning , but  at the same time don't burn yourself out.


4) Books
I would always suggest reading a book to relieve  stress, it's like entering a world , where you are not the main person, and are not stressed for a period of time , further relaxing you. A personal favorite of mine - The billion dollar marriage contract .


5) Baths and massages 
These aren't necessary , but they are some added chocolate to your strawberry.As we all know baths are much more soothing than a shower, they're just gonna relax your muscles and you can just have some 'me time' if you have been feeling like revision has been taking over your life. 
I always go for a massage, as they tend to just hit the tense spots that  you can never get yourself , a little pamper - why not ?



6) Stay calm you're gonna be ok !
After time and time again of my parents telling ,me this I've finally started to believe them,I'll admit no work comes easy , you do have to work your arse off at times.but for the odd month of two is it not worth it in the long run ?Nobody likes exams, but it is just something we all have to go through.And if it inevitable , by stressing you  are just prolonging the inevitable.
Lastly , i'd just like to emphasise that you can ONLY try YOUR best. So with that in mind, i'll leave it to you , to follow my lead, and after i close down Blogger in a few moments , you should pick up a a pen , some paper , spider diagram,mindmap,key words, past papers, model answers , and do yourself so proud that the one  other thing reflecting your hard work other than your amazing grades will be your self gratification.

Thank you for reading, and good luck to everyone !<3 nbsp="" p="">

* pictures used from google 


Saturday, 7 February 2015

JANUARY/FEBRUARY FAVORITES


 Hello!
Today I've decided to do a favorites post on my top products I've been loving this month,I'm also hosting a giveaway for Farida B hair-care cosmetics so keep reading if you're interested !


I thought i'd give the Baby skin instant fatigue blur primer a shot ,  primarily because I wanted to try a new primer but i guess i also couldn't stay away as fruit scented cosmetics are my Achilles heel.Love this for how lightweight and brightening  it is, and of course the apricot scent!

With concealers I have two favorites, the first one is the Dior skin star Concealer- which I am so glad I purchased , i love how it is true to its word when it says it has a crease resistant formula.Which really helps to give a more natural look.This product is a godsend for brightening the under eye area and dark circles and the fact it doesn't  produce fine lines is so helpful!

A more affordable , everyday , yet just as good a concealer i've found is the Maybeline Superstay better skin concealer.This is a thicker formula  concealer than normal which only means it covers up the blemishes of your skin more thoroughly- something I need !What I love about this is how it doesn't feel too heavy at the same time and i can wear it alone with a little powder and still look blemish free.
 I like to set my makeup with the Mac studio fix powder foundation just because it gives extra coverage without looking cakey  and obviously you can just wear the powder alone  as it is a foundation mainly.

Creme eye shadows are my fave to work with because they're far more vibrant and easy to apply which is why I love the Maybeline Color tattoo eye shadow.I love this PINK GOLD shade as i think it's just such a naturally appealing color. 
Can ever go wrong with some false lashes, i got these called EYE CANDY and they're number 006 for thicker and fuller lashes. 


New look have a cute makeup collection  and I've been loving their Pure Apricot lipstick and lip liner as I think they're the perfect nudey- pink shade for my skin tone.They're really good quality and such a good price .
I've thrown in some Carmex for good measure. As my lips have been super chapped recently and this smells amazing .
The blackhead clearing daily scrub i have been using from clean and clear is one of the best face washes i have used for my skin. I haven't broke out with any spots or pimples (touch wood) and it leaves my face feeling super soft ,smooth and clean.


 For hair-care, I've  been using the Farida B cosmetics that  i was kindly sent by the company to try.They are a french company.First thing i noticed was how lovely and sweet the products smelled throughout the whole day.They are meant to reduce frizzi-ness  in the hair which for me it didn't entirely do.However , I loved  the serum ,as it made my hair  feel so soft and shiny  and smell amazing .You do get a bigger conditioner bottle than shampoo which is something i think more companies need to start doing as my  conditioner seems to always run out ages  before my matching shampoo ! Over all  great products, so if you'd like to give them a try enter my giveaway WITHIN THIS NEXT WEEK (will be starting today) to be with a chance of winning the whole full-size set.(200ml ,300ml,100ml)

I've also been  using the John Frieda full repair deep conditioner,As with all of john Frieda products , i can't fault this .It makes my hair feel so soft and repaired and  my damaged ends.
So i hope you enjoyed my favorites post !
thanks for reading 







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