Monday, 22 May 2017

Lifestyle - Is getting outside is good for your health?

Hey lovelies,

I have recently been going through a rough patch, feelings of anxiety getting the better of me, until last week when I had a melt down, and decided I couldn't go on like this, that it was ok to admit things were not working out for me, and it was the right thing to do to take myself away from a place, situation and people that made me feel this way, I wasn't a failure it just wasn't for me.

I am very lucky to have a supportive husband, who encourages me to look forward not back to move onwards and upwards not sink into self pity, and a way he has helped is by advising me to get outside, go for a walk, and you not what he is right. I have now being going out for regular walks, and it helps, it helps to clear my head, helps me to put things in perspective and it's now helping me to think about my future think about what I wanna do.

This weekend we seized the day and got outside and enjoyed the sun, we visited a local national trust property, we wondered in the grounds and I started to relax, the scenery was stunning, the company was good and the sun was shining. 

I have never been what you call outdoorsy, and I nearly always choose to drive rather than walk, but recently I've come to appreciate, getting outside, getting some fresh air and clearing my head and if I get a little bit fitter in the process that's another positive.
So in short, is getting outside good for your health? yeah I think it is.

Jeans - New Look
T-shirt - Topshop (old)
Bag - Topshop (old)
Sandals- River Island (old)
Sunglasses - Primark


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Beauty - It's all about the base, my current routine

Charlotte Tilbury, Mac , Barry M, Collection

Hey lovelies,

Recently I have added some new base products into my makeup collection and they have quickly become go to items, for an everyday makeup look, so I thought I would share with you my current fav base.

First things first after moiserising my skin I go straight in with my Mac Prep & Prime, this has been my first choice primer for a while and I am on my second bottle, it smooths my skin, blurs my pores and definitely helps my makeup stay put. Love it.

As for concealers, I have my old faithful Collection lasting perfection, this is always in my makeup bag, it has a cult status for a reason, it has a high coverage concealer that is amazing at covering imperfections and costs a fraction of the price of some of those high end concealers. For those dark under eye circles I have recently bought into the colour corrector fad, and purchased Barry M's correcting wand in yellow, and you know what I think it really helps to lighten and brighten my under eye area, and I love the formula really creamy and blends like a dream.

Now onto the newest edition to my makeup collection Charlotte Tilbury's Light Wonder foundation, now this is pricey and I did have reservations about buying it, but I went for it and I love it so all good, the coverage is medium I would say, and leaves your skin looking so natural and radiant. Perfect especially for warmer days as feels so light on the skin like your wearing nothing at all.

Last up an old faithful of mine, a product I use everyday without fail, Mac's mineralize skin finish powder, is my perfect powder it sets my makeup beautifully, never goes cakey, and can be used to give your skin an extra bit of coverage on those days when your skin is not looking it's best. It's not to matte and my glowy foundation still glows through, which I love, as I'm not a fan of a totally matte face.

So there you have it my current base makeup routine.


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Beauty - Urban Decay's All nighter setting Spray

Urban Decay All nighter long lasting setting spray

Hey lovelies,

We have reached that time of year, that I affectionately call trying not to let my makeup run off my face time of year, you know how it is you get ready in the morning, your makeup looks pretty banging if you say so yourself, and by lunchtime you look like you haven't bothered putting any on at all. Which for me is not a good look.

That is where a good setting spray is required and they are hard to find, Urban Decay is one of my favourite brands I have quite a few of their products in my collection, some of which I pretty much use on the daily, so when I got the chance to try out the all NEW All nighter* long lasting setting spray, I was all over that pronto.

First up the new slick packaging is pretty damn sexy, I love the purple and black colourway, it looks pretty good on my dresser, but most importantly I love the performance of this spray, I have been using it every morning for nearly a week now and I love it, the spray comes out as a gentle mist on the skin that feels cool and fresh, and this bad boy has staying power my makeup looks fresher for longer than with any other setting spray I have tried. I can not comment on the All nighter claim, cause if I go out I'm back home in my pj's by 9 ( I am not a party animal) but it does make my makeup last from the morning well into the evening and that for someone with oily skin is a fantastic achievement.

The All nighter* long lasting setting spray is suitable for all skin types, and has clever temperature control technology that lowers the temperature of your makeup, keeping in place for longer. Those clever people at Urban Decay have thought of everything.

I would 100% recommend trying this offering from UD I am a convert.


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