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Friday 22 April 2016

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Chilly Chili

I have been lusting after a million and one Colourpop liquid lipsticks for so long now and I was so annoyed they don't ship to the UK. There's plenty of ways around this and you can actually get your orders over to the UK, but it is a lot of hassle and involves the company sending it to an address in the USA who then send it over to you and it's just a fairly expensive process that I wasn't brave enough to do. I eventually just bought one of the shades I was after from an eBay seller, as it made more sense to me to try out one and see if I like it before taking the plunge and ordering through this long complex process.

 Anyway, I picked the shade Chilly Chili which is a purple/brown toned nude. It's very hard to describe I'm not going to lie, but it is my perfect lip colour. The formula of these liquid lipsticks is much more liquid than I was expecting, but they are really easy to work with and don't budge once they're on. I wore this on a night out and when I got home it was still perfectly in tact. Compared to my Sleek Matte Me liquid lipsticks this is much less drying, and I find it doesn't go patchy either like the Sleek ones do and they also feel weightless on the lips.

I paid £10.99 for just one, which considering they are around £5 each direct from Colourpop, is a bit steep. Saying that however, I do think they are worth the elevated cost as there is just nothing as good as this on the UK market yet, the colour range is just insane!

I think I will definitely be going ahead and making an order from their website and researching into this whole process of getting the order shipped to an address in the USA and then getting it shipped over to me. Have any of you guys done this, if so which company do you recommend?

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Friday 15 April 2016

Do What Makes YOU Happy

So this blog post is going to be nothing like any of my usual ones; meaning no makeup, no clothes, no wishlists and no recipes. I was in the mood to sit down and write a chatty blog post and this has been a topic I have been thinking a lot about lately, and I decided it would be a good idea to combine my chattiness and this topic together. I apologise if it gets a bit preachy, but this is something I am very passionate about.

We live in a world where we are constantly thinking and worrying about other people; what they think of us, how they are feeling, and just generally how to make other people happy. Sometimes you need to take time out from thinking and worrying about other people, and in particular what they think of you, and just do what makes YOU happy. Take time out of your busy work and study schedule and take some time for yourself. You can spend all day working to please other people, but if you take no time to please yourself, it will all be for nothing. As they say, it's about working to live not living to work. 

If you want to book a holiday and just lie in the sun for a week - DO IT
If you want to order £50 worth of clothes from ASOS - DO IT.
If you want to order a takeaway - DO IT
If you have the money to do all these things and you want to do them - DO THEM.

Don't think about what other people will say about your decisions. It's your life, and if people are going to say to you "you can barely afford your rent why are you paying for a holiday?", ignore them. If you've saved up enough to pay your rent and go on holiday then why not do it? Why not order that dress you've bookmarked and been eyeing up for the past two months? Other people's opinions do not matter. You are the most important person in your life, and therefore you need to think about you.

Sometimes in life you just have to do things that will make you happy, even if you might regret it in a few days time (aka when you order £50 worth of clothes and realise you don't need any of them), it doesn't matter, because for a while that was something you wanted, and you went for it. 

As they say, in life you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the things you did
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Monday 11 April 2016

The Healthiest Brownies

I have the beautiful Carly Rowena to thank for this tasty but healthy recipe! I tweaked her recipe a little due to an ingredient shortage, however I do like how my brownies turned out, and considering they're much healthier than my usual Brownie recipe, I thought I would share!

1 large can of Red Kidney Beans,

1 tbs of Coconut Oil,
2 Eggs,
1/2 Cup of Cocoa Powder 

1/4 Cup of Cacoa Powder

1/4 Cup of Honey
1 tbs Vanilla extract
1 tbs Baking Powder

My Recipe: Chuck everything into a blender (make sure you drain the Kidney Beans before adding them to the blender) and pour the mixture into a lined baking tin to stop the brownie sticking to the tin. Place the mixture into the oven at 180'c for 25 minutes!

I actually drizzled some melted down easter egg over mine as I was trying to eliminate all Easter Chocolate from my house, but if you're trying to keep it super healthy then leave this step out. 

All credit to Carly Rowena for this recipe, I am simply sharing it round!

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Monday 4 April 2016

Brows on Fleek?

Lets all just take a moment to realise how late on the bandwagon I am with this one!

Incase you have never stepped foot on instagram or have just been under a rock for the past two or so years, there is a brow product on the market which is just perfect for creating the most fleeky brows you have ever seen. Introducing Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade! It is a creamy gel type formula which creates the sharpest of brows but also can create the most natural looking ones too. 

As someone who prefers their brows quite strong, but also quite natural at the front, this product is amazing for me as you can work up the opaqueness of the product. I did find it quite hard to find the right colour as I had to rely heavily on swatches from other bloggers as obviously this is only available online in the UK. I went for the shade Dark brown, and it is actually a perfect match for me.

It has amazing staying power as it has a waterproof formula, making it perfect for those summer holidays we are all dreaming of. Personally I do find it takes a little bit longer to do my brows in the morning with this, but at the same time they do look ten times better so I can't really complain. I got mine from BeautyBay for £15.00! I can tell this is going to last a while so it's definitely worth the price.

Oh p.s. you can finally scratch that eyebrow itch with dipbrow on your brows as it won't budge, kerching (do people still say that...?)!

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