Friday, July 25, 2014

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner

So I was totally impressed with the concept of the new Benefit Liner Pen. For my birthday I was lucky enough to receive They're Real Mascara and the liner so I was pretty happy bunny. The above picture is the results with the mascara and the liner (check out my next post for my thoughts on the mascara).

I think this is a really good idea, in theory. And if you have a good solid ten minutes to spend on your liner, it's a dream. I'm pretty sh!t at eyeliner so I was surprised I was able to do a flick I would consider good enough to allow me leave the house without starting all over again. That being said it's definitely not perfect. 

I like that it's very pigmented, its absolutely jet black and the rubber nib allows me to get right into the root of my lashes which I like. You can control the amount of product that you're working with my twisting the bottom, allowing the product to flow through the rubber nib. And let's be honest, the packaging looks good. I'm a sucker for some nice packaging. Finally, it lasts pretty well. 

On the downside, it's £18.50 which I think is pretty pricey for something that, in my opinion, isn't perfect. No matter what you do, you're always left with a little ball of product that either sticks in my lashes, or messes up my line. I find the only way I can work with it is by constantly wiping the tip off on a cotton pad otherwise it's very messy. And it's a bitch to remove. Just sayin'. And I'm not going to get sucked into buying the special remover just to get my eyeliner off.

All things considered I'm still using it every day and I do like the results. I just wish it was a bit less of a hassle to use. Would I repurchase this again? Honestly I'm not sure...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Essie Urban Jungle

I've wanted Urban Jungle since I seen the previews of the Summer Essie Collection. Its a difficult colour to describe, but my best guess wold be a milky white/beige. Definitely a colour for shorter nails, it applies well and I've found it lasts 4-5 days without chipping with the Seche Vite top coat. Looks gorgeous with a tan, not sure it would translate as well on paler skin tones!

It's 3 for 2 at Superdrug just now, go go go!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Essie Romper Room

Essie really know how to nail a pink. Essie's Fiji is one of my favourites, that more of a milky white/pink, whereas Romper Room is more of a true pink, but still soft and girly. It looks great with a tan and it applies really well, you definitely need a few coats to stop it streaking though!

Get yours here for £7.99

Friday, July 18, 2014

Starting my yoga journey

I'm one of those people who always looked on enviously while yogis bended themselves into impossible shapes while maintaing this sense of total calm while I'd be sweating buckets just at the thought.

Some friends encouraged me to try yoga, and start with a free app called Yogify. I bought a yoga mat from Amazon for £17 and decided to give it a go. Initially I used my iPhone, but it's much easier with an iPad or tablet if you have one. 

The app itself is free and there's plenty of free content on there for beginners, intermediates and more advanced, and you can also purchase more sessions. I bought the entire package for £6 which was an absolute bargain and I must admit, I'm totally hooked!

I've been taking my mat into the garden sometimes, and I've started right at the beginning, but I still find it a challenge. There's sessions that range from 15 minutes to 60 minutes and a really cool feature is that you can play your own music or pick from music within the app. 

Have you ever tried yoga? I'd love to hear about your experiences!

Thursday, July 17, 2014


I can't tell you how excited I am that Fabletics has come to the UK!

Fabletics is a monthly active wear subscription service, with gorgeous and unique outfits you can mix and match or buy a completely styled outfit. You can become a VIP member where you get outfits styled for you every month or you can order individual pieces to round out your wardrobe.

I went for the Aruba outfit, as did a lot of my friends and I'm absolutely in love! The quality and fit is excellent and everywhere I go people always ask about the leggings! The sports bra isn't the most supportive but I got the mint colour and I've worn it for yoga, and also worn it as a bra let with some scoop arm tops. 

Seriously ladies check it out, you won't be disappointed! And I got everything pictured for £26! Check them out here

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rimmel No Tan Lines Here

I love Rimmel's No Tan Lines here, lets be honest, I really don't need another coral but I loved the formula of this, and the wide brush makes application really easy. A steal for £2.99!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rimmel White Hot Love

I painted my nails with Rimmel's White Hot Love, I won't like, it's a but streaky as I knew it would be, but plenty of coats and Seche Vite Top Coat sorted it right out. You'd definitely want a tan with this otherwise it can wash you out!