NYX Lip liner and Soft Matte Lip Cream Review!

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While on a shopping in Barnsley (a town near where I live) I popped into boots and spotted an NYX counter! I don’t have one where I live so I was sooo excited when I spotted it! Something I have been wanting to try by NYX for ages is their soft matte lip creams because I have heard so much about them. I had to stop myself from buying the entire counter haha so in the end I picked up these 2 items: The soft matte lip cream in the shade 06 Instanbul and the retractable lip liner in the shade soft pink.

Retractable lip liner (soft pink)- I am not a massive fan of retractable lip liners just because I feel like they don’t last as long as pencil liners but since I loved the colour of this I got it anyway. I love this lip liner because it is quite soft, when you apply this it glides on the lips and doesn’t drag. The formula is really good and doesn’t smudge when its on.

Soft matte lip cream (Istanbul)- I am in love with the shade of this lipstick! Its like a pinky nude shade and perfect to pair with neutral makeup looks. I like the formula of this because its not too drying and it doesn’t crack once it dries which is a problem I have with some matte liquid lipsticks. This is more like a cream as the name suggests, which I love.

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Those are the swatches of the lip liner and matte lip cream! The lip cream isn’t quite that dark in person its slightly lighter but its soooo nice I love it!

These are the first products I have tried by NYX and I am very impressed. Both products stayed on really well and are really good quality for an affordable price at £5.50 each.

Have you ever tried any products by NYX? If you have any reccomendations please make sure to let me know in the comments below!

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Things I Love About Summer!

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Hello lovelies! I hope you are all having a wonderful day, I am spending the day tidying and organizing my new clothes rails and my makeup storage.

Todays post is based on all things summer related, although were not quite there yet, I couldn’t be more excited! Summer is my favourite time of the year. Although I do like Christmas time I soon find myself dreaming about summer and wishing that winter will end soon.

Here are some of my favourite things about summer:

  1. Waking up for work and it actually being light!
  2. Sunglasses.. yay!
  3. Not having to wear a big coat with every outfit
  4. Bright coloured clothes
  5. Summer dresses
  6. Being tanned (or in my case using dove gradual tan because I cant tan to save my life)
  7. Bright coloured nail polish
  8. Flower crowns
  9. Warm weather
  10. Longer days
  11. Sandals/flip flops!
  12. Long walks
  13. Ice cream
  14. My birthday is in summer
  15. Light nights
  16. Music

I can not wait until it starts to get a little warmer and summer begins, I just love it! Ooh also I have some exciting news! I took my driving theory test on Monday and I PASSED! *Yay* I am so excited because this means I am one step closer. I can not wait until I can drive and we get a car because then we will be able to do so much more. When you don’t have a car you are kind of limited in terms of places you can go. Lucas has booked his driving test for a couple of months time so fingers crossed!

I think a summer clothes shopping spree is definitely needed soon. What are some of your favourite things about summer?

 

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♡The Beauty Blogger Tag!♡

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Hello everyone! Today I am doing the beauty blogger tag, I was nomintated by Francesca who runs the fairfranblog (link here) …. definitley go and check her out she has some really great posts!

So onto the questions..
1. What is your favourite sweet treat? I am obsessed with butterkist sweet popcorn!
2. What brand has impressed you so far this year? I would have to say Makeup Revolution they are my favourite brand and they never fail to impress me with their amazing quality and value for money.
3. What is your favourite foundation? Rimmel lasting perfection.. I have tried a couple of others but I always seem to come back to this one.. in the shade 001 light porcalain of course haha because I’m so pale *sigh*
4. Who is your favourite youtuber? I love Kathleen lights and Carli bybel for the makeup and beauty side, but I have also been loving Mika Francis’ channel.. she has some really great videos and I love her style.
5. What is your favourite skin care brand? I love Soap and Glorys skincare range.. I use their Vitamin C facial wash religiously.. it makes my skin feel amazing!
6. What one beauty item do you wish for more than anything? All of the urban decay palettes 🙈

7. What one destination do you dream of going to? I’d love to visit America, Australia.. basically anywhere sunny please!
8. If you could only wear one makeup item, what would it be? Rimmel brow this way.. my eyebrows are invisible without it. But then again without mascara my eyelashes are also invisible so…
9.How long have you been blogging? I started blogging in august 2015.

10. Have you/do you or would you ever have aspirations to start a youtube channel? I already have a channel.. here

Thankyou again for tagging me Francesca.. here are the people I nominate:

Paigealiciabeauty

Annies Beauty

Throughtheglitterglass

And my questions:
1. What is your favourite thing to blog about?
2. If you had to only ever use one makeup brand what would it be?
3. Favourite beauty youtuber?
4. What is your favourite makeup look to do on yourself?
5. Favourite lip product?

6. What is the best skincare tip you have revieced or heard of?
7. False nails or natural nails?
8. Blush or bronzer?
9. What is your favourite blush to use?

10. What is your most cherished beauty product?

I have to admit, I am a little bit rubbish at doing tags, usually I’m busy and I forget to do them!

 

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✿ Growing out a pixie cut- The struggle! ✿

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I got my hair cut into a pixie cut in July last year and I did enjoy having it but now I am ready to grow it out into a bob and boy have I realised- growing out a pixie cut is hard!

This is my second time growing out my pixie cut, the first time I got tired of not having it in a proper style and ended up having it all chopped off again, but this time I am determined to grow it out into a bob! So now this is the second attempt at growing out a pixie cut I feel that it is time I write a post about the cons of growing out a pixie cut for my fellow ladies out there that are in the same position or have been there at some point!

✿ Constantly having to trim the back of your hair

✿ Less hair to play around with- I so miss messy buns!!

✿ Once it starts to grow its kind of hard to maintain

✿ Styling is also hard once it starts to grow especially when its ‘not quite a bob’ so it just sort of hangs there.

✿ It takes a g e s to grow out *sigh*

✿ When you have a bad hair day you cant just ‘tie it up’ Oh how I envy you long haired girls!

Don’t get me wrong, I loved having a pixie cut at first but once I decided to grow it out that’s when it started to get hard. It just takes so long to get it to that perfect ‘bob’ length.

If any of you are in the same position as me and you are currently growing out a pixie cut here are some tips:

✿ Hair grips are your best friend!!

✿…Headbands are also your best friend.

✿ Do a braid or twist to keep the front of your pixie off your face on bad hair days

✿ When the side bits get too long tuck them behind your ears

✿ If your hair is being unruly like mine ALWAYS is then try a coconut oil hair mask, this always makes mine smoother and easier to style

✿ Try and be patient even though its so hard!

Slowly but surely I am getting there.. I am trying to embrace my hair at every stage but I mostly just end up looking like a potato with short hair hahaha.

Have you ever had a pixie cut? If so what are your tips for growing one out?

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♡ Organization tips ft my new notebooks! ♡

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I am either one or the other; sometimes I am really organized and have everything planned and other times I am a complete unorganized mess and I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing! I don’t know how I can sometimes be one or the other but I do know that it is so annoying when I’m not organized, so recently I have been working on ways to be more organized and stay that way.

Something I seem to do quite often is try and set myself too many tasks to do at once, earlier on this week I saw this quote: ‘Set yourself weekly goals and plan how you are going to reach them.’ This made me realise that focusing on one thing at a time and then planning from there is so much easier.

I also got these cute little notebooks to help me plan things and write to do lists so that I can see things I need to do and tick them off when I have done them. The one with cameras on is for blogging obviously 😉 and the other one is for my etsy shop. I also bought some page dividers so I could separate the notebooks into sections.

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Another thing I have found really helpful with keeping organized is using this weekly planner which I already has and planning things I need to do Monday-Sunday. That way I can see the things I need to get done in that week.

So now that I’m feeling all organized I thought it would be good to share some organization tips with you all! You can apply these to anything; blogging, college, school, work..

♡ Set daily goals- Write a daily to do list

♡ Set weekly goals- Track your weekly progress

♡ Organize your workspace

♡ Be motivated!

♡ Keep a whiteboard/notice board with reminders to yourself

♡ Keep a planner

♡ Get enough sleep each night

♡ Do one thing at a time- Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many things to do at once!

♡ Write everything down and don’t rely on memory

♡ Tidy your workspace!

Have you got any organization tips? Feel free to share them in the comments below 🙂

 

 

♡ New Makeup Storage.. ♡

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I was inspired my Chanelle to do this post, She recently did a really great post on her blog which you can read here about her makeup storage. My makeup trolley has been in need of a tidy up for a while now and I finally got round to doing it, seeing Chanelle’s makeup all organized inspired me to organize mine better.

To store all of my makeup I use this little metal trolley that has 3 different compartments, on the other parts of it I use to store my skincare and hair products.

So that everything was organized I decided to give everything its own compartment; Makeup palettes and setting spray in the pink basket, eye products such as mascara, eyeliner and eyebrow pencils in one tin and then face products such as foundation, bronzer, concealer and primer in the other.

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For lip products, the trolley has a handy little basket that hooks onto the front. It is perfect for storing my lip products such as lip glosses, lip balms and lipsticks. Although I might have to find somewhere else to store them soon as my lipsick/lipgloss/lipbalm collection is still evergrowing…

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As you can see from the first picture my Real techniques makeup brushes slot in perfectly at the side of the pink basket which is a plus! I love how they come in those cases because they double as a brush stand.

I am really pleased with how this turned out, my makeup is much more organized now!

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✿ Becoming A morning Person!✿

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Hello everybody! Todays post is about becoming a morning person, recently I have been getting into a bad routine of going to sleep late and on days off work, waking up late. I have been trying to get into the routine of going to sleep a little earlier and therefore waking up earlier, with the exception of a couple of days i.e new years day when I had been out the night before and woke up with a sore head… (oops) I have been doing well and so I thought I would write this post and if any of you are like me you might find these tips useful!

✿Try your best to go to sleep a little earlier:

The main reason why I usually sleep in is when I stay up late and usually if I stay up past a certain time, I cant get to sleep and just end up watching makeup videos on YouTube or TV which doesn’t help at all because then I stay up even later! So try and go to sleep earlier than you usually do, to try and relax I usually read a book, my current one being #girlboss which is amazing so far!

✿ Set loads of alarms:

Something I like to do is title my alarms as ‘GET UP DONT BE LAZY’ haha it might sound silly but it works for me. I set myself loads of alarms and I make sure I put my phone on my TV stand so that in order to turn off the alarm, I have to get out of bed. That way I am more likely to get up.

✿Stay in a routine:

I find that once I get into a routine its easier to get up in a morning, so yes staying in a routine definitely does help!

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✿If you’re cold and don’t want to get out of bed:

Grab a jumper/dressing gown/cozy socks and get up! One of my main excuses in winter is that its too cold to get out of bed, so now I always make sure to keep my dressing gown nearby in a morning to grab and wrap around me when I get up.

✿Listen to music:

The best thing to make me feel happy and wake me up a little in a morning is to listen to music! It always puts me in a good mood and it starts my day in the best possible way!

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✿ Hydrate:

Another goal I have set for myself is to drink more water and this definitely contributes towards feeling better in the mornings. Staying hydrated reduces fatigue and just makes you feel better in general so when you wake up grab yourself a glass of water in the morning to help you start the day.

✿Give yourself enough time to get ready:

If you have work, school or you are going out in a morning, get up early enough to give yourself time to get ready. I find that if I have enough time to get ready and I’m not in a rush then it always puts me in a better mood than when I don’t have time and I have to rush.

I am still getting into the routine of becoming a morning person but I am slowly getting there by following these tips.

Are you a morning person? If you have any tips to share then please feel free to share them in the comments below!

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