Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Life ¦ Taking a very involuntary break

So I may or may not have managed to smash the screen on my laptop, which means I'm going to be taking a little break from blogging as I can't actually manage to add any pictures to any of my posts meaning that I can't really write any. I actually dropped of my laptop to be repaired yesterday so I'm hoping that it shouldn't take to long to be fixed and I should be back blogging at some point late next week!

Thanks for reading,

Cole x

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Beauty ¦ New additions from The Body shop

Why is it that all my skincare always seems to run out at the same time. I was in desperate need of a new cleanser and moisturizer so when I received an email telling me that the body shop had 30% off I was straight on the website. I feel like I was pretty restrained although I did pick up the BB cream which was definitely not an essential purchase but I'd have had to have paid for shipping if I hadn't have picked it up and I was definitely not prepared to pay that!
I decided to pick up the Vitamin E Intense moisture cream for Dry skin as I've heard really good things about this range. My skin has been so gross and dry recently I wanted something super hydrating. This is incredibly thick and really feels like it is adding lots of moisture into the skin. I've been using this for about 5 days now and I have already found that my skin is feeling much more hydrated and my makeup has been sitting much better.
The Camomile silky cleansing oil is something I have used before and really enjoyed so I'm looking forward to using it again. Finally I picked up the BB cream as I had heard so many good things about it, I went for the lightest shade and I actually think it might be a little to light for me (I am not sure how to deal with this it has never happened before) It has a very light coverage and I find the finish is very very dewy so I've actually been pairing it with the L'Oreal BB powder to avoid ending up looking a little too glowy. However paired with the powder I've been really enjoying it as it feels so lightweight on the skin.
So that's it for today's little body shop haul, I'd love to know what products you love from there as I feel like I haven't tried anything new from them in ages!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Beauty ¦ Sleek Matte me lip creams

I love a good matte lip cream and these are no exception. These are definitely my favourite drugstore under £5 liquid lipstick. The fact that they have also just released another 6 shades makes me a very happy gal. The shades I currently have are the very hyped Birthday suit which was one of those colours branded a Kylie Jenner nude and the very spring esque Petal.

Birthday suit is a really beautiful browny pinky nude which is one of those that works perfectly with basically every look ever. This is one of those shades that I find myself reaching for on a very regular basis and one that has made a fair few appearances on my blog. Petal is a much lighter baby pink shade, however it isn't one of those super blue toned Barbie soft pinks. It has quite a rosy undertone making it a stunning spring/summer shade without it being to pale.

In terms of formula these are hands down one of the best that I have tried. They dry down super matte however they don't feel at all drying on the lips. They don't have that slightly tacky feeling that some liquid lipsticks have when they dry down which is something I personally really like. In terms of lasting power these are pretty incredible, I really would like to try one of the darker shades just to see how wear time compares however I find that these are absolutely fine to eat and drink with and I get a good 6 hours out of them before they really look like they need reapplying. I really like the simple packaging as it is easy to see what shade you are using (and they also look nice when you photograph them #bloggerlife)

The only thing I'm not 100% sold on is the applicator, I personally prefer a curved applicator as I just find it makes it much easier to apply the lipstick. The straight wand does have a little flexibility so you can move if to fit the lips a little however I would definitely prefer it if they had a more curved wand or even just the traditional doe foot applicator.

Overall if you love a good liquid lipstick I would definitely recommend these. I am definitely going to be purchasing some of the new shades next time I get the chance to swatch them.

Left - Birthday suit Right - Petal

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lifestyle ¦ What I ate #1

I absolutely love reading food posts however they are something that I really haven't posted many of on my blog recently. However I am hoping that that is going to change. Hopefully in the next couple of months you should see some recipes, graze box posts and more what I ate posts as at the moment my blog is super beauty heavy which I like however just want to mix it up a little. I've been on a massive health kick recently and I've been trying to eat as healthy as possible as well as going to the gym (My gym update post is coming soon) I've also been trying to force myself to eat breakfast as I have a very bad habit of skipping it.
So without further ado lets get on and see what I ate on this particular day.
Plain porridge, seeds of one pomegranate, 5 strawberry's and a teaspoon of honey to sweeten.

Veggie noodle salad - Half a nest of noodles, celery, cherry tomatoes, spinach, mangetout, yellow pepper carrot, cashew nuts.
Dressing - Soy sauce, Sweet chilli sauce, Olive oil
Kettle bites Mozzarella and pesto lentil twists (If you like pesto you need to try these!)

Veggie Fajitas (Peppers, onions, tomatoes, lettuce) with sour cream and cheesy nachos.