30 December 2015

Life: 2015 In Photo's

As 2015 is coming to an end I felt it would be good for me to look back at 2015, a year which has found me coming out of my comfort zone to spend my Summer in the USA working as a Summer Camp Counselor. Something I'd have never thought I'd be doing this year and I'm so so glad that I had the opportunity to do so. If you want to know more about my Summer Camp experience you can read my full post here.

Aside from working at Summer Camp I have been able to do so many other incredible things this year including; enjoying a trip to London with my lovely Mum,celebrating my 21st Birthday (full post here), going to gigs (you can read my post about the Kaiser Chiefs gig here), attending my first ever blogger event (full post here) and spending time with my lovely friends and family. 


27 December 2015

What I Got For Christmas (2015)

Hi lovelies, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas?

I know that 'what I got for Christmas' posts are quite controversial in the blogging world, with some us loving them and others hating them. Personally I really enjoy reading these kind of posts and hearing about what lovely gifts people received for Christmas, so I thought I'd give you a peek at some of the gifts I was lucky enough to receive this Christmas. 

There's nothing I like more at the end of the day than having a long soak in the bath and having a pamper with a face mask. I was lucky enough to receive two LUSH giftsets will be perfect for my pamper nights -the LUSH Merry Christmas Giftbox, the LUSH Little Snow Fairy Giftbox are filled with some of my favourite festive LUSH products and I can't wait to start using them. I also received the Soap And Glory Bright and Bubbly Giftset from one of my lovely friends which is filled with some of my favourite Soap And Glory skincare products (oh and I love the packaging so much). I also received the Montagne Jeunesse Chocaholic Delight Facemask pamper pack which is filled with 5 face masks and the Zoella Beauty Foam Sweet Foam Showergel which smells lovely.

24 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Hi lovelies,
Just a very quick post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and to thank each and everyone of you who has followed,read and/or commented on my blog this year. I know I'm still a very small fish in a huge pond but knowing that at least one person reads my blog (Hi Mum haha) makes me so happy.
Things will be a little quieter on my blog for a little while as I'm taking a little bit of a break from blogging  so that I can spend time with my lovely family and make the most of the few days I have off from my full-time job.

Thank you for reading,

23 December 2015

Beauty: A Collective Haul

Throughout the past couple of months I've treated myself to a few new beauty products, which I've realised I've never actually shown on my blog. So I decided to grab hold of them and pop them together in a collective haul post.
Beauty Haul
A couple of months ago Debenhams had their 10% off beauty event, so I felt that this was the perfect time for me to treat myself the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, which I really should've purchased before now as it has so many amazing shades in it. I also needed a new foundation so I decided to buy MAC Studio Fix Fluid in the shade 'NW20'. I've been using this product for a while now,so I'll probably put up a full review soon.

20 December 2015

Beauty: Empties #4

It's been a while since I last shared an empties post. As I've mentioned before they're one of my favourite posts to write (and read) so I've decided to share another one. 
Empties #6
Imperial Leather Marshmallow Shower Cream is a product from Imperial Leather's recently released Sweet range. If you like sweet smelling bath products then this is definitely one to try, it smells lovely, There's not much else to say really except this product does exactly what it needs to do and it's very budget friendly - I believe a bottle can be picked up for less than £2 (although it can usually be found on offer too). I'm likely to repurchase this product in the future.

Whilst I was in America I purchased an Origins sample size kit which contained Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer, a product that has become one of my skincare staples. I've recently been using this product on a daily basis to help to hydrate and revitalize my skin. This product doesn't feel heavy on my skin and soaks in fairly quickly, which is perfect for me. As my sample size version is now empty I've now purchased the full size version. 

11 December 2015

Life: The Leeds Xmas Meet

Last Saturday afternoon I attended my first ever blogging event - The Leeds Xmas Meet.
The event was organised by the lovely Rhianna from robowecop.com and took place at a lovely little pub called Black Swan, right in the heart of Leeds City Centre.
As this was the first blogging event I'd ever attended I was pretty nervous about speaking to people, so I didn't  speak to as many people as I'd have liked to. I did pluck up the courage to speak to a couple of bloggers though (Laura,Kirsty and Serena) who were all super lovely.

During the event there was chance to sit and chat, decorate your own Christmas cupcakes (see my attempt below) in the cupcake decorating competition,take Christmassy selfies at the selfie station or mingle and grab a drink from the bar. There was also a best dressed competition running during the event, which was won by Lucy and rightly so, her Christmas tree inspired outfit was incredible! 

9 December 2015

Review: Barry M 'Sparkling Ruby' Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint

I love all things sparkly at this time of the year and I have found THE perfect nail polish for the festive season in the form of Barry M's 'Sparkling Ruby' Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint.
Barry M 'Sparkling Ruby' Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint

'Sparkling Ruby' is a stunning vibrant red shade with some added Christmas shimmer and sparkle.  Being one of Barry M's Gelly Hi Shine formulas this nail polish is a little bit thicker than regular nail polish, however I still find it to be pretty easy to work with and it provides a lovely smooth application. 

6 December 2015

Life: My 21st Birthday

This may not be the most interesting post for you to read, but it's one that I really want to share as I celebrated my 21st Birthday last weekend and I had such a wonderful day that I want to share some of that with you (and also give another massive thank you to everyone who made it so special). 

 To mark my milestone Birthday I'm aiming to do 21 things in my 21st year, although rather than trying to cram everything together I've given myself from June this year to June next year to try and complete my list (I know that some of that time frame is technically not my 21st year.. but we'll roll with it anyway).

2 December 2015

Beauty: Tanya Burr Cosmetics 'Deck The Hauls' Advent Calendar

Happy December lovelies!

There seems to be more beauty advent calendars on sale this year than in previous years. Whilst this is good news for all of us beauty lovers, it also meant that it was a little bit trickier for me to decide which one to buy myself. After narrowing down my choices (based mainly on price and which I believed to be the best value for money) I decided to buy the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Deck The Hauls Advent Calendar.
Tanya Burr Cosmetics 'Deck The Hauls' Advent Calendar

11 November 2015

Beauty: Superdrug Haul

It's been a while since I last ordered from Superdrug so I decided to treat myself to a few new things.
Superdrug Haul
The first thing I added to my basket was the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Deck The Hauls Christmas Beauty Calender (on sale for £15.00). This is my advent calender of choice for 2015, I've had a sneeky peek at the contents (they're listed on the back of the box) and it seems pretty impressive. I'll probably blog about the contents of the calender when the time comes to open the doors.

I picked up two new nail polishes - Barry M Speedy Nail Paint in 'Sprint Finish' (£3.99) which is a lovely deep burgundy shade and Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in 'Sparkling Ruby' (£3.99) which is a stunning shimmery red which I think will make the perfect Christmas nail shade.

9 November 2015

I'm Joining In With The Shoebox Appeal

Today's post is not at all my usual type of post but I think it's an important one for me to share. I recently found out about Operation Christmas Child which is a project run by Samaritan's Purse. The project asks participants to put together a shoebox filled with gifts,toiletries and school supplies and these are then sent off and distributed to a number of countries all across the world. As soon as I heard about this project from I knew I wanted to get involved.

I'm very lucky to have had wonderful Christmases for the past 20 (nearly 21) years, and I realise that not every child will have the opportunity to experience those wonderful Christmases that I have and this Christmas I want to try and put a smile on the face of a child by sending them a shoebox full of goodies (via Operation Christmas Child) for them to enjoy.

Shoebox Appeal Christmas Child UK

8 November 2015

Review: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick

Now I don't really like to review products that aren't easy to get hold of within the UK, however I am making an exception for the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick (which can be ordered from Sephora online). 
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Underage Red
The Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick range currently holds a wide range of shades, from nudes to reds to more daring shades. I decided to go for one of the cult favourites - 'Underage Red'. Firstly I know there has been some controversy about the name of this paticular shade in the media but I'm not going to be commenting on said issue, I just want to review the product.


4 November 2015

UK Magazine Freebies: Glamour November 2015 (December 2015 Issue)

Hi lovelies, I hope you're all well? This week saw the launch of the December Issue of Glamour, which features Tanya Burr on the cover.
Once I'd got over the excitement of seeing a blogger/Youtuber on the cover of an actual magazine I also found that this issue also comes with a Free Clinique Make-Up Miniature.
Glamour Clinique Freebies, Tanya Burr

1 November 2015

October Favourites

Hello lovelies, Happy 1st of November. Can you believe we're at this point of the year already? Crazy! 

Anyway enough of me rambling it's time for me to share my monthly favourites with you so here's a few of the products which I was loving throughout October:
October Favourites

25 October 2015

Beauty: LUSH Haul (October 2015)

It's been a while since I splurged on LUSH products and as the Halloween and Christmas products recently launched, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to treat myself to a few LUSH goodies.
The first products I popped in my basket was the Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream which is one of this years Halloween products and is possibly the product I'm most looking forward to using. I decided to treat myself to the Big Shampoo which I have wanted to try for a very long time, I'm hoping it'll give my hair some much needed volume.. I'll keep you posted on that. Another shower product I picked up was the much loved Snow Fairy Shower Gel, I first tried this product last year and I instantly loved it so this was a product I had to repurchase.

21 October 2015

Review: Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation

I usually don't like to stray away from my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, but I've had my eye on trying a new high end foundation and this came in the shape of the Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation (which I will refer to as YSL Touche Eclat Foundation in this post).
Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation

In the UK this foundation is currently available in 17 shades (you can view the full shade range here), which I think is pretty impressive. After visiting the YSL counter and testing out a number of different shades I decided to go with 'B50'.


14 October 2015

Review: LUSH The Experimenter Bath Bomb

 Earlier this year LUSH opened the doors to their Oxford Street store. With the launch of the new store came a host of exclusive products dubbed 'Oxford Street Exclusives'. Some of the Oxford Street Exclusives have now been released in other stores and online, one of which being The Experimenter bath bomb.

After seeing The Experimenter in various Instagram photos for months I was so pleased to be able to finally get hold of the product in my local LUSH store for £3.95.

LUSH The Experimenter Bath Bomb
The Experimenter has what I would describe as a sweet but slightly spicy scent which is lovely and even lingered on my skin way after I'd finished soaking in the bath.


11 October 2015

Beauty: Autumn Nail Shades

Since Autumn arrived I've been reaching for more Autumnal shades to paint my nails with. For me this means using lots of different reds and oranges, so I thought I'd share some of my current favourites:

L-R: Barry M Gelly Hi Shine 'Paprika'//Barry M Gelly Hi Shine 'Blood Orange'//Formula X 'Pyrotechnic'//Natural Collection Nail Colour 'Burgundy'//No7 Gel-Look Shine 'Deep Wine'

Have you mixed up your make-up for Autumn?
Thank you for reading,

7 October 2015

Beauty: Empties #3

It's been a while since I last wrote an empties post so this post is a little overdue. Here's the products that I've used up recently, what I thought of them and whether I will repurchase them.


Garnier Ultimate Blends The Sleek Restorer 1 Minute Treatment - This product has featured in a few posts on my blog already as I love it. This product is a deep conditioner which helps to reduce frizz and promote shine. Oh and it smells incredible too. I try to use this product one per week to tame my frizzy mane. I will definitely be repurchasing this product. 

No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes - I don't use face wipes to remove my make-up very often but I always like to keep an 'emergency' packet in my drawer for those evenings when I don't have the time (*cough* aka can't be bothered *cough*) to remove my make-up with cleanser and toner. These wipes are gentle on the skin but effective when it comes to removing my make-up. They're a great quick fix and I will repurchase them (although I'll wait for the £5 off No7 Vouchers to return first).


30 September 2015

September Favourites

Sep  Favourites
I've recently rediscovered my love for the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. The shades I've been reaching for the most are 'Trick','Burnout' and 'Liar', which I've been using alone or in combination to create a simple,pretty eye look.

I'm a big fan of red lipstick and the latest one I have purchased is the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in 'Underage Red'. I have worn this lipstick many times throughout the month, it is a really pretty red shade which applies well and is long lasting too (kaching!...10 points if you remember that TV show,haha).

23 September 2015

Life: The Trinity Kitchen

Trinity Kitchen is one of my favourites places to visit when I go to Leeds. It's based inside the Trinity shopping centre and is the home to a number of different eateries.

Trinity Kitchen
The Trinity Kitchen has some permanent restaurants - such as Tortilla,Pho and Chicago Ribshack to name just a few - however it also plays host to a number of street food vans which change around every 6 weeks. To find out which street food vans are currently visiting click here.


13 September 2015

Review: Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan Dark

Usually I don't use fake-tan very often but when I do my tan of choice is Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan. I have tried both the original version and the dark version, as the dark version is my personal favourite it will be the one I'm focusing on in this review.

Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Dark Tan is a mousse type fake-tan. As I'm somewhat of an inexperienced fake-tanner this is my favourite type of tan as I find it the easiest to apply. However it's worth mentioning that you definitely need to give the bottle a good shake before trying to dispense any product (as with any mousse type product) otherwise things can get a little bit messy.
Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Dark Tan Mousse

9 September 2015

Beauty: All The Small Things (That Irritate Me)

Quite recently I got thinking about my beauty pet hates so I decided to do something a little bit different in today's post and share with you all those small (beauty related) things that tend to irritate me:
Beauty Pet Hates
  • People applying the 'tester' make-up directly to their face ..the amount of people I've seen do this in Boots/Superdrug is crazy.. it's gross.. please stop.
  • Chipped nail polish..oh dear one nail chipped.. now I need to repaint them all #effort.
  • Getting the perfect eyeliner flick on one eye... but not being able to get the other eye quite right.

2 September 2015

Beauty: USA Beauty Haul

Whilst I was in the USA I managed to pick up a few beauty treats from the likes of Bath & Bodyworks, Victoria's Secret,Walgreens,MAC and of course Sephora. Haul posts are my favourite type of blog post to read so naturally I'm going to share my USA beauty haul with you, my lovely readers:
USA Beauty Haul
Whilst working at camp I had limited days off so I found it easier to do most of my shopping online and have it delivered to me. Most of the things I purchased were from Walgreens online; e.l.f Disney Good Vs Evil Nail Polish Collection ($4.99), Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in 'Bella Gold' ($3.99),e.l.f Eyebrow Stencil Kit ($1.49),eos Vanilla Mint Lip Balm($3.79), eos Coconut Milk Lip Balm($3.79),eos Berry Blossom Hand Lotion($2.29) and Hollywood Fashion Secrets Eye Makeup Corrector Cotton Buds($5.79).

30 August 2015

Life: My Summer Camp Experience

If you're a regular reader then I apologise that things have been very quiet on my blog for the past couple of months (and if you're a new reader,welcome!). These past two months I've been working at a Summer camp in the USA as a Camp Counsellor. 
To be honest, until earlier this year I'd never even thought about working at a Summer camp (or even working abroad for that matter) but once I had planted the idea in my head I knew it was something that I had to try to do.

USA Summer Camp Experience

To make things a little bit easier I've split the steps of the process down slightly, although if you have any questions or want to know anymore about my experience then please feel free to get in touch :)

Application Process
As international staff I needed to apply through an agency as you need a visa sponsor. After doing some research online I decided to apply and go through CCUSA (who I'd like to give a huge shout out to for all the help and support they gave me throughout). 
Once I'd started filling out the online application, I then had a Skype interview with one of the CCUSA staff and a few days later I was told that I had been provisionally accepted onto the program *yay*. It was then time for me to pay my fees,send off for my police check, book my visa appointment and of course finish my application. 


16 June 2015

Life: I'm Going To The U.S.A!

Hi lovelies,
Earlier this year I applied to do a cultural exchange placement as a Summer Camp Counselor in the U.S.A, as some of you may already know.

After lots of planning and preparation (and a little bit of worrying) I have some exciting news! At the end of last week I was lucky enough to be obtain a placement at an amazing Summer camp. I fly out to the USA tomorrow and I'm returning to the UK in late August. Things will be quiet on my blog whilst I'm away, but please stick with me as I'm sure I'll have some exciting posts to share when I'm back home.

Lots of love,

10 June 2015

Beauty: My Perfect Pamper Night

After a long day at work there's nothing I love to take a little bit of time to treat myself to a relaxing pamper night, so when the lovely people at Victoria Plumb invited me to share my pamper night routine I jumped at the chance.  

Here's a few elements that help to make my perfect pamper night:

A Hot Bath/Shower - If I fancy a mid-week pamper night I'll opt for a hot shower, however at the end of the week I tend prefer to have a long soak in a hot bath. For me, the bath is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day.To make my baths extra indulgent I like to add a LUSH bubble bar or bath bomb to my bath (I'm still using up the products I bought in the LUSH boxing day sale.)

A Face Mask -Whilst I'm relaxing in the bath I like to apply a face mask. My current favourite is Origins Out Of Trouble which is perfect for my problem skin. 


7 June 2015

Review: Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation

It's been a while since I last tried a drugstore foundation, I usually stick with my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear Light foundation. Unfortunately my last tube ran out and I wasn't able to repurchase so instead I decided to try the Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation.

Now in no way am I trying to say that the Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation is a dupe for Estee Lauder Double Wear - it's not - but I think it's a good product in its own right.
Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation
Now I don't like to start a review with a negative but the Bourjois 123 Perfect foundation is currently only available in around 5 shades. Being the honest person that I am I don't think the shade range is varied enough (Bourjois please can you add more shades to the range?) 
Anyway, the shade I went for is 'Light Beige' which can be a teeny tiny little bit too dark for me when I've not faked tanned, but that's not too much of a problem as recently I have been fake tanning quite regularly. 

31 May 2015

May Favourites

Hi lovelies, I hope you're all well? 
I'm never really sure how to start my monthly favourites posts so I'm just going to dive right in and share the products I've been loving throughout the month of May.
First up is Primark false nails. I've lost count of how many packs of these I've got through in the past year, they can be a little bit hit and miss (mainly due to the nail glue) but I love them. They're available in a wide range of colours and designs so if you're a fan of false nails they should be something to suit you. I have reviewed Primark's false nails in full here.

 I don't usually tend to use fake-tan very often, but I recently bought a foundation that's a teeny bit too dark for my natural skin colour so I've introduced Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan in 'Dark' into my regular routine. I'm thinking of doing a full review on this product soon so I won't ramble, but I will say that it's very easy to use and it leaves my skin with a lovely natural glow. My full review can be found here.


27 May 2015

What I'm Currently Listening To

Recently Roxie at The Beautiful Bluebird shared her May Spotify Playlist on her blog (link here) and given that I'm a little bit nosey it was a post I really enjoyed. My music taste varies widely from the likes of The Pretty Reckless to the Frozen Soundtrack (playing my music on shuffle can be very amusing sometimes!) Anyway.. I thought it might be good to share my current Spotify Playlist with you.

 It's not very often that I'll find 'newer' songs that I love as much as older songs, but that said I haven't been able to stop listening to:
Hozier - Someone New
Florence + The Machine - Ship To Wreck
James Bay - Let It Go (no it's not the Frozen song,haha)
Kygo ft Conrad Sewell - Firestone 
Fall Out Boy - Centuries

The next part of my playlist includes some songs/artists that I've not listened to for a very long time, but they're very welcome rediscoveries:

24 May 2015

Review: Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara

On a recent trip to Boots I found myself at the Bourjois stand. I have to admit that I've never tried anything from Bourjois before (I know,I know.. bad blogger) but there's currently a 2 products for £14 offer on so I picked up the Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara and Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation (review coming soon). 

When choosing a new mascara I like to go for one that's going to give my eyelashes some volume. The Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara provides my lashes with volume but also adds length too. The mascara itself is very dark and pigmented - perfect for a night out or those days when I want to go for a slightly more dramatic eye look.


20 May 2015

Natashaparisblog Turns One!

I started natashaparisblog back in May 2014, and at this date last year I published my first ever blog post (titled 'My First Blog Post'... how original ;))

When I started my blog I thought it would be something that I got fed up of doing after a couple of months. However, here I am a year later. Yes blogging can be hard, I sometimes struggle to think of new content and there's always the worry of whether people are actually going to read the posts that have taken me a whole afternoon to write up. But (ooh I just started a sentence with 'but' if my English teacher could see me now ;)) when I see that people are actually reading my posts or when people leave a little comment then all the time and effort I put into my blog suddenly seems worth it.

So I just want to say a huge thank you to you, the lovely readers of natashaparisblog. Thank you for taking time out of your lives to read my rambles, thank you for following, thank you for leaving lovely comments and thank you for reading.


10 May 2015

Review: Rimmel Provocalips Lip Colour In 'Kiss Me You Fool'

I'm definitely a lipstick kinda girl so I was drawn towards Rimmel Provocalips Lip Colours as they claim to deliver 16 hours of endless colour. Rimmel also claims that this product is 'kiss-proof, food-proof and transfer-proof' - with such bold claims I was intrigued to see if the product lived up to expectations. 

Rimmel Provocalips 'Kiss Me You Fool'7
 There are currently around 8 shades to choose from in the Provocalips range, the shade I went for was 'Kiss Me You Fool' - which is quite a vibrant red shade. 


3 May 2015

April Favourites

Hi lovelies, it's monthly favourites time again so here are the products that I loved throughout April.

April favourites

First up is MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in 'Soft and Gentle' which actually featured in my last monthly favourites post too. I only purchased this a couple of months a go but it's become a staple in my make-up routine. It's a very pretty shade that I sweep across my cheekbones (alongside my bronzer) to give my make-up a bit of 'pizazz'.

29 April 2015

Beauty: My Current Favourite Nail Shades

Now the Sun's finally made an appearance I feel like I should make an attempt to embrace Spring/Summer nail shades. I tend to struggle with choosing Spring/Summer shades as I'm not really a pastel kinda girl but I have found a couple of nail shades that I love so I thought I'd share them with you.

L-R: Barry M Speedy Dry in 'Pit Stop'// Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in 'Almond'// Barry M Sunset in 'Do It Like A Nude'// Barry M Speedy Dry in 'In A Heart Beat'// Barry M Sunset in 'Peach For The Stars' (yep I nearly wrote 'Reach' instead of peach & now have the song stuck in my head..argh!)// Rimmel 60 Seconds Rita Ora in 'Glaston-Berry'// Tanya Burr Cosmetics in 'Mischief Managed'

What are your current favourite nail shades?
Thank you for reading,

26 April 2015

Beauty:Empties #2

I'll openly admit that I'm quite a nosey person so I always enjoy reading 'empties' posts. I've found that I quite enjoy writing them too.Here's a peek at the products I've used up recently,my opinions and whether I'd repurchase them.

COLAB Dry Shampoo 'London' - I think this was my second or third can of COLAB Dry Shampoo so it really should have featured in an empties post by now. I love the scent of this dry shampoo and it does a good job of refreshing my hair between washes without leaving any tell-tale chalky residue. I have already done a full review of this dry shampoo which you can find here. I have already repurchased this product.

22 April 2015

Beauty: My MAC Lipstick Collection

MAC are definitely my favourite brand when it comes to lipstick and over the past couple of years (mainly since starting my blog) I've accumulated a little MAC lipstick collection. 

L-R: Viva Glam IV,Viva Glam Miley,Pink Noveau,Chatterbox,Vegas Volt,Costa Chic,Angel

I tend to choose my lipsticks based on the shades I like rather than the finish, although of course I have my favourite finishes (they're Amplified and Frost just in case you were wondering).

My favourite MAC shades at the moment are Vegas Volt and Costa Chic (yes I'm embracing the little bit of sunshine we have lately haha).

What's your favourite lipstick brand?
Thank you for reading,

19 April 2015

Review: Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint

A couple of weeks ago Barry M released a new line to their extensive range of nail polishes - the Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paints. These nail paints are designed to give the effect of gel nails with much less fuss. 

The Barry M Sunset Nail Paints apply just like a regular nail polish, but the clever part comes into play when you apply the Sunset Top Coat. Once the top coat has been applied the polish bonds together to create a gel like effect. Unlike most gel nail polishes, there's no need to use a UV lamp with these as they use natural daylight. I can be quite impatient when it comes to letting nail polish dry so I've been seriously impressed with the Barry M Sunset Nail Paints as they seem to dry pretty quickly.

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint

15 April 2015

A Little London Haul

Last Friday I travelled down to London for the day. Although shopping wasn't the main purpose of my trip I may have made a couple of purchases:
First I decided to brave Oxford Street Primark where I bought a couple of slogan tees - 'Just A Plain White Tee',£4.00 and a Mean Girls 'On Wednesdays We Wear Pink' Tee,£6.00. I didn't go too crazy in there as it is far far too busy so I just wanted to get out as soon as I could.

My favourite purchase of the day was my Happy Jackson Travel Document Wallet,£18,00. I could have spent a small fortune on the Happy Jackson items in Selfridges, there was so many lovely things. However I decided to be sensible and only but the Travel Document Wallet - which has labelled sections for essentials such as my passport,tickets and travel money. I think will come in very handy for travelling if I am lucky enough to get a placement at a US Summer Camp (fingers crossed everyone).

12 April 2015

Review: Collection Little Mix All About The Eyes Palette

I picked up the Collection Little Mix All About The Eyes Palette up on a whim during a recent trip to Boots. 

This palette was an absolute bargain! It costs just £3.19 and contains six shades which can be used simply to create a pretty,natural look or built up to create a more sultry,smokey eye look.

Collection Little Mix All About The Eyes Palette

Collection Little Mix All About The Eyes Palette
L:R - Feather,Sunkissed,Golden Sand,Dazzling Brown,Cocoa Dream and Blackbird

1 April 2015

March Favourites

I know it's very cliché but I can't believe how quickly this year is going. As we're now in April it's time to share a couple of items that made it into my March favourites:

My March make-up routine didn't really vary much from the norm, however I did treat myself to MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in 'Soft and Gentle' and I have no idea why I didn't buy it sooner.It is a very pretty highlighter which adds that little bit of something to my everyday make-up look.

My March lip colour of choice was Rimmel By Kate 'Red Nose Red' Lipstick which is stunning true red shade. This is a Comic Relief Limited Edition lipstick, so for each one sold £1.67 goes straight to comic relief. Ps I've had a check online and this lipstick is still available to purchase here.

During March I tried a couple of skincare samples from LUSH. I'm never usually brave enough to ask for product samples so I sometimes end up wasting money on products that don't necessarily work for me, however after a little bit of encouragement from the lovely Becky from Geek Gets Glam (who just so happens to work in LUSH) I decided to ask for a sample in store. 

I tried LUSH Ultrabland cleanser which leaves my skin feeling soft and squeaky clean. However I think this product would be a good alternative to my pricier Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm so I'm happy to grin and bear the scent (which I'm not overly keen on). I also tried LUSH Angels On Bare Skin which is a lovely gentle exfoliating cleanser. I intend to pick up the full size versions of both of these products at some point. 

I have had Meghan Trainor's album,Title, for a while now and I still absolutely love it. My favourite songs from the album are 'All About The Bass',''No Good For You' and 'Dear Future Husband'.

I recently rediscovered my love for Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball fragrance. My parents bought me a set of three Marc Jacobs rollerball fragrances when we visited the US a couple of years ago and they all smell amazing and are perfect for popping into your handbag. 

What were your March favourites?
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