That's A Tune #25

Saturday, 24 January 2015

I've heard this song quite a few times over the past weeks, but didn't really know what it was or who it was by, but I recognised that it has a sample of a Stevie Wonder song in it, so it caught my attention. It's 'Wish You Were Mine by Philip George. It's a really, really catchy dance song and I like it a lot! I like how they've used the lyrics and incorporated them into a more upbeat song. It's constantly in my head and I've found myself singing it loads of times. Take a listen for yourself and see what you think.

I hope you like the song.

Thanks for reading my blog :) xxx

Maybelline New York Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil review

Sunday, 18 January 2015

So it seems that my goal to try to not buy any more lip products clearly failed. What can I say, I love lip products so much and it's so fun trying out new shades and formulas. My most recent purchase is the Maybelline New York Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in the shade Fab Orange. It's a lovely orange red shade that really adds such vibrant colour to your makeup look. It has a semi matte finish to it which is fab if you are looking for a long wearing lip product, but yet it's not at all drying on the lips which makes it so comfy to wear on your lips. As it's a lip pencil the product can be applied fairly quickly, but precisely because of course you can sharpen the pencil to a point. One thing I have to mention is that it is smaller than most lip pencils, however the price makes up for it as it only costs you £4.99 which is a really good price to pay for a great product like this.

Ignore the weird yellow light in the photo, I don't know where that came from haha, but this is what it looks like on the lips. (note I'm not the best at makeup application haha). 

I hope you enjoyed this little review.

Thanks for reading my blog xxx

That's A Tune #24

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

So That's A Tune is back and it's back with a belter of a song. I first heard this song on the Radio 1 Breakfast show and now I'm in love with it. It's by a new band called Years and Years and the song is called 'Desire'. It's a proper electronic dance track that really gets you in an upbeat mood. It's very catchy and I love that even though it has that really upbeat tempo to it, the lyrics still have real meaning to them if you listen closely. I hope you enjoy the track! :)

Thanks for reading my blog :) xxx

2014 Beauty Favourites

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

So it's 2014 beauty favourites time! I'm very excited to write this post, especially as I've been reading so many 2014 favourite posts and watching loads of videos of 2014 beauty favourites. First off I thought I would mention the brilliant Colab Dry Shampoo by Ruth Crilly (review here). It's the best dry shampoo simply because it doesn't leave loads of white residue that clogs up your hair, instead it cleans your hair and gives it that boost that it needs after 2 or more days after properly washing your hair. Next is the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush(yes I know I didn't wash it before I took this photo, but we can handle that). I use this brush for contouring my cheeks(and sometimes my chin when I've eaten a tad to much haha). It's the perfect size as it fits under your cheek bones really well and it picks up the perfect amount of product, so you can never be heavy handed while using it. Real Techniques are by far the best brush brand, I really love their brushes.

Moving onto makeup, this year was all about the lip product for me. I really love lip products in general, but this year I found so many that I loved using. The Tanya Burr Cosmetics Lip Glosses are definitely the best lip glosses I tried to date for sure as they are really opaque, very moisturising, they smell gorgeous and they last a really long time on the lips. I did a review of one of them which you can check out here if you are intrigued. I have two colours: Aurora and Picnic In The Park. Aurora is more of a cooler and slightly purple toned pink shade, while Picnic In The Park is definitely more of a warm shade of pink. I really like both of them, I can't choose which colour I prefer.

I was lucky to win a mini giveaway back in the autumn and I won this Kiko Lip Gloss Pencil. This is a very unique product in my opinion as it has the staying power of a traditional lip crayon, but it goes on like a lip gloss. Once it settles down it goes matte and leaves you with a lovely nude shade that would compliment many skin tones. I'm so happy I won that product, though if I had a Kiko store near me I would definitely buy it myself.

Next up is the very exciting Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipstick (review here). These products have one of the best formulas ever! They apply soooo nicely onto the lips as the formula feels very soft and hydrating. Once you've applied two coats of this lip stain the colour will stay on all day without any budging what so ever. I have two colours: 04 Peach Club and 09 Happy Nude Year (love the name of that one!) Peach Club on me actually comes out a bright red/coral because I already have very pigmented pink lips, but it's still a nice colour, while Happy Nude Year is more of a slightly brighter everday pink and I am loving this right now, it's a beautiful colour!

Last but not least is an eyeshadow that I've rediscovered during 2014. It's the stunning L'Oreal Color Infaillible eyeshadow in 021 Sahara Treasure. This is the perfect antique gold colour as it's not too yellow in tone so it's a very wearable shade of gold. If you want to add a hint of it, pop it in the centre of your eye, if you want to wear it all over the lid it creates that perfect metallic eye look.

I really hope you enjoyed reading my 2014 beauty favourites, what were your beauty favourites of 2014? 

Thanks for reading xxx

New Years Tag

Thursday, 1 January 2015

I was tagged by Molly to do the New Years Tag, so let's get straight to it!

1.What was the single best thing that happened this past year?

It would probably have to be getting my first job as it was a long time before I got one, so I'm so happy I finally have one now.

2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?

Probably completing my A-Levels as it's such a jump up from AS Levels even though there's only a year between them both, mind you academia has never been my strong point really.

3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?

I won two blog giveaways which was really cool as I never normally win stuff. Also I passed 50 followers on Bloglovin which makes me happy because I love all of you that read my blog, whether you follow my blog or you've just come across a blog post it still means a lot to me.

4. What was an unexpected obstacle?

I'm trying to think of one that sticks in my mind, but I actually don't remember any right now.

5. Pick three words to describe 2014

Challenging, Changes, Excitement.

6. Pick three words a family member would use to describe your 2014 year.

I don't know.

7. Pick three words a family member would use to describe their 2014 year.

I don't know.

8. What were the best books you read this year?

I didn't read books that much this year, but I remember buying some crime and period novels, but I can't remember the exact names of them.

9. With whom did you have the most valuable relationship with?

My sister. I'm very happy to say that we've always been close as we know we can always rely on each other for advice. Plus she's fun and bubbly, so she always puts me in a good mood.

10.What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?

I think I've grown in confidence slightly which is always a good thing. I know I will never be a really confident or outgoing person, but I do believe that as you get older you do feel more confident and I hope that remains true for the future.

11. In what way(s) did you grow emotionally?

I definitely know who I can trust more and I recognise how certain things can affect me emotionally. However I think I have grown emotionally stronger recently.

12. In what way(s) did you grow spiritually?

I definitely realised that I feel more secure knowing that if you do pray regularly things will be ok, which is why I always pray every night and if I feel that I need extra strength in my life.

13. In what way(s) did you grow physically?

Well I definitely didn't grow any taller that's for sure, but my face is finally starting to loose it's baby/chubby cheeks which is why I look so young for my age. My face is gaining a bit more definition to it, so my cheek bones are starting to have an actual shape to them which is good, however I would still love to look young for my age when I'm over 30, that would be great!

14. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?

Relationship bonds have become stronger with the people I love and I would like to keep it that way.

15. What was the most enjoyable part of your work (both professionally and at home)?

Job wise- being able to learn many new skills and there's still many new things to learn. At home I just have been loving blogging so much and I'm glad I have a good schedule of 2 or 3 posts a week which covers a range of topics I'm passionate about.

16. What was the most challenging part of your work (both professionally and at home)?

At work it would be remembering everything I've learnt so that I can perform every task the way it needs to be done.

17. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?

Revision probably because 99% of what I learnt (as known as forced to remember) I didn't remember...

18. What was the best way you used your time this passed year?

Spending quality time with my friends before we all went off and did our separate things, but of course we regularly meet up as well and like I've already said I've really enjoyed blogging so much.

19. What was the biggest thing you learned this passed year?

People will do what they want to do whether it's right or wrong and no matter what you do you can't change how a person acts or thinks.

20. Create a phrase or statement that describes 2014 for you?

No matter what life throws at you, you can always adapt to any situation if you put your mind to it.

Thanks so much Molly for tagging me, it was really great to answer these questions and reflect on the past year. I tag anyone who wants to do the tag.

Thanks for reading xxx

La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra review

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! I took a bit of a brake from blogging over the Christmas period, but now I am back with a beauty product review. A while ago I requested to try a very mini sample of the new La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra. I was intrigued as I've never tried anything from La Roche Posay before. This product promises to moisturise sensitive or intolerant skin and by doing that it will reduce any redness and dryness. The sample I got was only 2ml, so I'm basing this review on only using very few applications. I found that it did help reduce redness on the areas where I had some, also once applied to dry areas your skin did feel softer, however in terms of improving your skin immensely and getting rid of redness completely, well it didn't do that(at least not for me). Maybe if I had enough for a week or two weeks I would have noticed more of a difference. So in some ways I guess it does help, but it didn't give me the results I was expecting, so I would not pay the full price for this product.

I hope you liked this review.

Thanks for reading xxx 

Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, 25 December 2014

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and I hope you eat lots of delicious food and give some lovely gifts to people and receive some as well. I found this really adorable and funny photo. The idea of having penguins dressed up like this makes me feel so happy haha. Like I said I hope you have an amazing day!


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