Thursday, 19 July 2018

Urban Decay Naked petite heat review


Urban Decay have been one of my favourite makeup brands, especially for eyeshadows, since I got my first Naked palette many moons ago, years on, I still love the quality, styling, shades and range Urban Decay offer in terms of eyeshadow palettes.


Urban Decay Naked petite heat review

But I don't need another eyeshadow palette,

I hear you say, well I'm gonna beg to differ, because the Naked petite heat, may be small but she is mighty, with a shade range that packs a punch. The Petite heat contains 6 new heat shades, 1 demi matte with a slight shimmer and 5 matte. It literally is perfect, for either a simple everyday day, I've got 10 minutes to do my makeup, or a more put together eye look. Every shade works well alone or with all or a combination of every shade in the palette. You can go as simple or as smoky as your mood takes you.


Urban Decay Naked petite heat review


Naked petite heat, the shades

Inhale- is the demi matte shade, a light cream perfect for highlighting the brow bone, or for the inner corner.

Vibrate- is a nude matte shade, perfect for sweeping over the lid and the perfect base, for building.

Hot spell- things are starting to get warmer with this matte terracotta shade.

Wild thing- really is ramping up the orange tones, perfect for adding a pop of colour to the eye.

Heist- Rich reddish brown, great for adding drama and depth.

Strike- the darkest shade of the palette, I like to finish off with this shade on my lower lash line, as I am not an eyeliner wearer, this just finishes any look off.

Urban Decay Naked petite heat review

Urban Decay Naked petite heat review

The Naked petite heat is the perfect travel companion being small, makes it easily portable, great for popping in your handbag for makeup on the run, or in your suitcase for holiday, you won't need another palette with you as the petite heat is so versatile.

As for the quality of the shadows themselves, its second to none, the colour pay off is fab, they blend well and they stay put, even in this warm weather.

For me the Urban Decay Naked Petite heat is the must have palette of the summer.........................

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Urban Decay Naked petite heat review




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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Denim is always a good idea



You guys know this but I love denim, in all its forms, its my default setting, my go to, what I feel like me in.......

Denim is always a good idea..............................

I have been branching out and trying new things, but the addiction is real, it may be to hot for jeans, however a denim skirt works in summer, meaning I can wear my beloved denim without overheating.
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Denim skirt - TU sainsbury (last year)
Sex Pistols shirt - Punk rock shop

My summer denim high street picks
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What I love about a denim skirt, it's so versatile, just like a favourite pair of jeans, a denim skirt works with everything, T-shirt & trainers, tick, a cami top & heels, tick, a crop top & sandals, tick. I'm sure you are getting the picture now, denim is, and must always be a staple in any wardrobe.


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Do you think denim is a staple? could you live without it?


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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Printkick, stationery for yourself and or business


If like me, you are a stationery lover this post is for you, Printick is a great website for products for your home office or business, selling everything from notebooks and pens to travel mugs. The website has stationery that can be bought singular or in bulk, allowing you to kit out everyone in your business or to offer potential clients/customers as gifts.


Printkick review

Printkick review

You can choose a range of products in different colours and add your own brand or logo, creating a bit of advertising as well as practical products you will use on the daily.

When I had the opportunity to try the website, I found it easy to use, with the helpful option to chat, if needed. Being the massive coffee drinker that I am I choose a travel mug from the travel mug section, and they kindly sent me a goody bag, which is a practical pouch, a screen saver cloth, pen and 3 in 1 adapter.


Printkick review

First up if like me, you have coffee flowing through your veins at all times, an on the go travel mug is a must, and boy is this one good, just make your coffee/tea screw the lid on and go. The cup is cool to the touch on the outside and has a nifty open/close catch meaning this mug does not leak all in your handbag, and it keeps your drink hot for literally hours, I am so impressed.


Printkick review

Printkick review

As for the pouch it is perfect storage for a tablet or small laptop, protecting the screen. The notebook is one of those lovely soft touch covers with a handy elastic to keep it closed, the pen has a nice feel and writes lovely, and how handy is the 3 in 1 cable.

If you are looking for some cool on brand products, I recommend giving Printkick a look.


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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Feeling proud of myself for even a small achievement



I do not very often talk about my physical or mental health here, and I am not going to go into too much detail, but I have had to deal with various things, that sometimes make certain activities difficult and cause me to just ditch plans, because I just cannot "deal" with that situation.

But recently I have been doing things, little things, but still things that I am proud of myself for achieving, at first I thought it sounded stupid to say I'm proud of myself, for completing what other people might deem everyday simple things....then my husband reminded me, we are all different and we all have different levels of normal, and for me, I have been achieving way more than I did say a year ago. 



In London, I coped with large crowds, boiling hot tube trains, a lot of walking, to avoid said boiling hot tube trains, meeting new people, not having set plans and having our train cancelled on the way home, all everyday for some people but a pretty big deal for me.

So I am going to say it.................




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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Glam and Style 25ml curling wand review



When it comes to styling my hair, I like to keep things simple. I'm not one for faffing about for hours, I am just to lazy for that.
I have used Straighteners and a chopstick wand from Glam and Style before and found them easy to use and effective for styling my hair without taking yonks, so was intrigued by the 25ml curling wand *. I wear my hair wavy most of the time, so these are right up my street. 



Glam and Style 25ml curling wand review

So how did I get on ? My hair has a natural wave, but I usually like to add to it, with either a curling wand or straighteners. The 25ml curling wand is great for adding big loose waves, to achieve that beachy, messy look. I curled quite big sections randomly to create the effect I was after.


Glam and Style 25ml curling wand review

The wand itself is finished in an attractive black and rose gold. I find it heats up quickly and is easy to use, and it handily comes with a protective glove to save finger burns.

The Glam and Style 25ml wand is available from Amazon for just £17.99 on Prime, I recommend having a look at the range, if you in the market for some more styling products.


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Saturday, 30 June 2018

June's beauty favourites



We are nearing the end of yet another month, and boy has this one been a scorcher, it really has been flaming June, not that I'm complaining, I am a sun lover. 

So what made it into my favourites for the month of June??


June's beauty favourites

I was lucky enough to receive Urban Decay's Petite heat for my birthday from my bestie Hayley, and I bloody love it, this palette has not left my makeup bag, I have worn it everyday I have worn makeup since I got it. The quality is what you expect from Urban Decay, the range of colours are perfect everyday shades, whether a simple eye look or something more dramatic these shades work. They work well together or on there own, blend well and stay put, even in this warm weather. 100% recommend 

Another product that hasn't left my face this month is Mac's Prep & Prime, its a no brainer for me in this heatwave. When it comes to bronzer I always use the same product, but it comes into its own with a little bit of a tan Benefit Hoola is a must in your makeup stash. 

Another birthday gift was the utterly gorgeous Red Square velvet lip from Nars, this is the perfect orange toned red, ideal for Summer.

Lastly but by know means least, I have been reeled in to the Pixi Glow Tonic hype, I have a mini and love it, I'm planning on purchasing the full size. The hype is definitely deserved, my skin loves it, and the glow is real.

 Do you have any of these products? what have you been loving?

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Pixi fast flash facial kit



PIXI have been on my skincare wishlist for sometime, but as the products are on the pricey side, I was hesitant to take the plunge. I know they are a well loved brand with many products having cult status in the beauty world, but something was always holding me back. That is until I spotted this cute set, and thought what a good way to try three products from the brand before committing to making a purchase of a full size product. 


Pixi fast flash facial kit

Pixi fast flash facial kit contains 3 deluxe travel size products, peel & polish, glow tonic and rose flash balm, a facial in a box if you will.....

Pixi fast flash facial kit

Peel & Polish - is an exfoliating polish containing lactic acid and revitalising  sugar extracts to dissolve dulling cells leaving a brighter complexion. I have really been enjoying this product, using it twice a week, when my skin is looking tired, it really gives my face a boost making my skin look instantly brighter and smoother.

Glow Tonic - This is the product I was most excited about trying, due to its cult reputation, and its the product I will most definitely be buying the full size version. I have never really been taken by toners, as never really noticed much difference in my skin, but the glow tonic is different containing glycolic acid  it instantly brightens and conditions my skin....... I am in love 

Rose flash balm - is an oil free moisterising balm, that is a great finishing touch to this routine. Its balm like texture makes it a perfect primer, getting your skin smooth ready for makeup. It has a subtle rose scent and applies beautifully. A really lovely product.


Pixi fast flash facial kit

So is the Pixi fast flash facial kit a good buy? 

I think so yes, for me it has been a great way of trying the brand, getting to sample three Pixi products for £20. As I mentioned earlier the GLOW TONIC will be added to my everyday skincare routine and is the stand out product in the set.


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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

A casual way to wear black trousers this summer


If you have read my last few fashion posts, you will know I am trying to live a little outside my normal comfort zone, fashion wise, and if you haven't shame on you !!!! haha
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A casual way to wear black trousers this summer

Anyway, I am a jeans girl, always have been and probably always will be, but I got sick of seeing myself just in jeans, and decided to start trying new things, pieces that I admire on other people but wouldn't normally even try on, for fear of them not suiting me.


A casual way to wear black trousers this summer

A casual way to wear black trousers this summer

A casual way to wear black trousers this summer

A casual way to wear black trousers this summer

This for me has meant trousers, and this black Zara pair is the 3rd I have added to my wardrobe in recent months. Until now I have actively avoided black trousers, reminding me of work clothes or worse school uniform, ugh

I would recommend checking Zara in store as now they have gone into sale I cannot find these trousers to link, but I'm guessing they may still have pairs in store

BUT, I tried these on, and I felt good, the high waist and wide legs make them flattering on my figure and the stretchy waist means they are comfy. Once purchased I set about styling them in the least smart way possible, haha!! what better way to instantly dress down any outfit then by putting on trainers! I am a massive trainers fan, they are usually my first choice of foot wear with pretty much any outfit. 
A casual way to wear black trousers this summer

A casual way to wear black trousers this summer

A casual way to wear black trousers this summer

I am also digging retro and vintage styling at the moment and these NEW BALANCE, remind me of trainers I wore in the 90's, and omg they are the comfiest shoes I own. FYI they are in the sale to, so if you to fancy a pair, best get on that shit! 

Keeping with the retro vibe a knotted T-shirt fits well with the high waisted trousers and keeps everything Summery and super casual this 7up one comes from H&M and is not only dirt cheap but really soft, I got it in a medium so it was big enough to knot.


A casual way to wear black trousers this summer

A casual way to wear black trousers this summer


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