Monday 29 June 2015

Llandudno - Day Out In North Wales

 I've only had the pleasure of visiting Wales once before. I was very young, like primary school age and I loved it, but it's not a place I've really thought of visiting again until Llandudno was mentioned to me last week. I'm actually based in Lancashire (on the Yorkshire boarder) and mentioning North Wales to my family produced a few frowns to say the least. Wales isn't at all a place I'd of thought about visiting for just a day, but then I didn't realise just how close North Wales was - just a 2 hours drive. And it's well worth the drive. Llandudno is a very picturesque town. It's got the most gorgeous coastal line with the bluest of seas, and not forgetting the spectacular views.

Friday 26 June 2015

Pro Impact Nails by Freedom Beauty

You've probably seen the buzz surrounding Freedom Makeup over the last few weeks, if not, I've spoken about them quite a bit recently so if you've not seen my previous posts you can do so here and here. I'm a huge fan of sister brand Makeup Revolution, so I was more than a little excited to hear the announcement of a new brand and with that comes a whole bunch of new and exciting products. It's clear to see that both brands have many similarities, but you can see the differences and one of those differences is the nail polish. 

Monday 22 June 2015

Too Faced La Crème Lipstick in Bumbleberry - Review

 Too Faced are a brand I see regularly on blogs, yet one I haven't really had the pleasure of trying. I managed to pick up a couple of lip products at late and one of those were the La Crème, from Sephora, which I got when I was back in New York almost 2 months ago now. Hasn't time flown by? I love the look of their eyeshadow palettes, they look quite the novelty and I'm really wanting to try their Better Than Sex Mascara which seems to be a must-have.

Saturday 20 June 2015

The Book List Challenge

I'm a book hoarder. There, I've said it. There's come a time where I have to take charge and stop purchasing books. It's an endless circle of buying, shoving them on my bookshelf and then buying again. There's not even enough reading going on for the amount I am buying and it's come to the point where I'm feeling slightly overwhelmed by the amount of books I still have to read, yet buying books is such a wonderful feeling and I pick them up whenever I can. For those who say 'I don't have time to read' (me included) it's certainly not true. 10 minutes is all it takes, before you go bed, in the bath, reading is do-able anywhere and I'm one of those who could make the time if I chose to read rather than doing other things like watching tv, reading blogs or catching up on Youtube. Nothing beats a good book, discovering new characters and trying to work out the plots and wondering what will happen at the turn of every page. 

Monday 15 June 2015

Freedom Makeup Pro Eyebrow Palette - Review

 By now you've probably heard of the new brand Freedom Makeup, if not here's the low down. Freedom Makeup are a sister brand of Makeup Revolution. It's easy to spot their similarities, but Freedom Makeup is true to makeup artists with a simple, sleek look and affordable prices. There's big savings on Professional Kits and they have teamed up with House of GlamDolls to offer makeup courses at affordable prices. Of course you're able to purchase regardless of your makeup status, but if you are an MUA than Freedom Makeup offer an incredible 20% off their sale prices. The quality of makeup is very similar to that of Makeup Revolution, but they have slightly different products and in my opinion the nail polish is a different formula altogether and well worth picking up at only one pound a bottle.

Saturday 13 June 2015

A Never Ending Book Haul & Adult Colouring Books

 I have a confession which involves an addiction... I am addicted to buying books! I've purchased quite a few, even had them bought for Christmas and my Birthday with huge hopes of reading them and just never get the chance. My addictions got so bad that I'm literally hoarding books. I have around 50 - maybe more - unread books on my book shelf and Kindle, with only 10 being on my kindle. It's like my brain doesn't process that I have all these books to read at home and should NOT purchase anymore, but that just never seems to happen. I blame catching up on The Originals and then Pretty Little Liars for my lack of reading, but still, that's no excuse. So, I've decided to create a list of books I'd like to buy and only buy them when I've finished reading every single book I am yet to read. Wish me luck, I'm going to need it. I've thought about the book buying ban before and still that didn't stop me buying quite a few books over the last few weeks.

Wednesday 10 June 2015

MayBeauty: The Incredible Face Mask - Review

 The lovely people at MayBeauty very kindly got in touch and asked if I'd like to review their incredible face mask, and of course I said yes. I've tried a very similar mask to this before, from a different brand, but it's the little touches that win my seal of approval and that's the fact this one comes with an application brush - This makes applying the mask easy and messy-free.

Monday 8 June 2015

Birchbox: June Edition - French Sole

When the email came rolling in with the three designs for this month's Birchbox I sighed with serious envy. All three looked amazing, but the one that stood out to me the most was this gorgeous washed-out floral one - a clear keeper and one I shall certainly be filling with various bits and pieces. I'm not one for waiting around and despite the fact I do love surprises I also can't resist a sneaky peak at what to expect. And I have to say, the previews on other people's blogs were amazing. I got so excited and waiting in anticipation for mine to come through the door, but that excitement turned a little sour when I saw what was inside my box. I'm slightly underwhelmed with the contents of my box, maybe not the contents overall, but the sizes and how those sizes compare to the other products that were available. I felt like they weren't really split equally between each box depending on size as well as products.

Thursday 4 June 2015

Introducing Freedom Makeup ♥

Freedom are the new makeup brand in town. If you aren't familiar with them you may see there are some slight similarities to Makeup Revolution - and that's because they are owned by the same people.

'Freedom has been created with makeup artists in mind so although you see some similarities between the brands you should see a distinct difference between the two brands overall' - The Freedom Team.

That's not all that's different... Freedom Makeup have partnered with House of GlamDolls an exclusive makeup school, in London, to bring you training and courses at a really good price. Courses start from the 20th of June and are available to book here.

Tuesday 2 June 2015

J&S Jewellery - A Personalised Piece

A couple of weeks ago I was scrolling down my Facebook news feed when I came across one of the adverts. This advert happened to be for J&S Jewellery, a company I'd never looked into nor ever heard of. They just happened to be advertising the necklace in my post, and it just happens I fell quickly in love and purchased without hesitation. J&S Jewellery are a huge seller of all things jewellery (you don't say) on the website Not On The High Street. I have had the pleasure of looking on the site, but never made a purchase, until now. J&S Jewellery are very popular with thousands of glowing reviews.