Mini Autumn wishlist

Thursday, 11 October 2018

I'm sure we've all established by now that it's autumn and with that comes a hella load of autumn blog posts... sorry autumn haters (as if there is any, right?). I've seen so many autumn goodies that I'm trying to avoid splurging on so I thought I'd share a couple of my faves here. Anyway, let's see how long that no spending lasts... spoiler alert, not very.

The body shop's hand cream in vanilla pumpkin | £5

First off there's The Body Shop hand cream in vanilla pumpkin. I absolutely love the body shop handcreams they're non-greasy, they all smell amazing and they do hydrate really well (I have eczema and they're my go to). The packaging is usually quite cute anyway but oh my god can we talk about this 'day of the dead' inspired packaging or 'Dia de Los Muertos' if ya feeling fancy, it's just stunning. This scent was one of my favourites from last year it's just super cosy and comforting and if they had this in candle form I'd have brought 20 by now.

Yankee candle's sweet orange spiced candle| Yankee | £8.99 here.

Anyone who knows me knows that I have an unhealthy obsession for candles (if they really know me they'll know I have a separate storage basket under the best dedicated to unused candles). This one only a lil candle but as this is a wishlist lets just go all out and say I'd happily buy the large jar if I could. Can I just say, I absolutely love the new packaging on some of these candles, you've done a good job Yankee, it's literally so pretty. They describe this candle as "A gathering of harvest scents - cinnamon, clove, ginger and pumpkin - that's refreshing and warm".. someone actually takes my bank card off me, thanks.

Tkmaxx White light up floral skull | TkMaxx | £9.99 currently £5 on offer here.

Whenever I'm after homeware Tkmaxx is always my go too, I've seen so many beautifully decorated houses for autumn and I've been lusting over a few little bits for Halloween etc for the flat and to use in the backgrounds of pictures. I saw this really pretty skull in the store which I thought would look lovely on my book stand, it's very Dia de Los Muertos inspired again and I just bluddy love it and did I mention it lights up?.

Red 'day of the dead' fruit bowl | TkMaxx |  £5.99 currently £4 on offer here.

Sticking with TkMaxx and the theme of 'Dia de Los Muertos' I found this adorable lil fruit bowl, it's bright and super pretty. I thought this would make the cutest trick or treat bowl, although as I live 3 stories up I don't really get trick or treaters (don't blame you all hate that many stairs on the best of days) It's also made of bamboo so it's gentle on the planet.

Too Faced latex lipsticks 7ml | TkMaxx | £5.99 here

Oh my gosh Tkmax, you've truly outdone yourself here, too faced lippies for under £10?, who even knew Tkmaxx sold make-up because I didn't and if you're a newbie to this one too go check it out because my gosh there's  perfumes with lie £100 knocked off their retail price and you can pick up benefit, too faced and Becca goodies for a fraction of the RRP. Anyway enough of the fangirling, I thought these lippies would be really good for Halloween, they have a few colours such as 'Bye Felica' and 'Can't touch this' that I think would work perfectly with Halloween costumes.

From my list, I'm sure we've all established that I'm never just going to be able to walk past TkMaxx without drooling over the make-up and that my spending ban has in fact already been broken whoops.

What's on your Autumn Wishlist?.

What's in my Autumn make-up bag

Thursday, 4 October 2018

I bloody love autumn (as you've all probably guessed by now) also although Strictly speaking, I don't have a make-up bag unless I'm travelling, I generally sore all my make-up in a little wicker basket (you can find it here), I'm having a lil sort out of my make-up in the transition into Autumn and a few favourites have re-surfaced so I thought I'd share them with you.




Soph x lipstick - Cake

This lipstick is one of my absolute faves. It's the perfect nude shade for me and I feel like it goes with so many different make-up looks, if you set this it lasts really well but sometimes if I don't use my setting spray then it will only last a few hours but for only £4 it's a bargain really.

Sleek matte lipsticks - Rijoa red & Old Hollywood

I'm going to be doing a few brown based eye looks through the winter and these shades just work so well against gold and bronzey shades.

Tanya burr's lipgloss in cranberry melt

I don't know if this is still available (and yes i know my packaging is completely worn out) but I want to mention it anyway. I got this in an advent calendar last year. I like a gloss in the winter because I feel they’re a little more hydrating but I literally hate the feel of your standard gloss but this feels so lovely on your lips rather than “sticky”.




Revolution vivid naked highlighter - golden lights 

I got this highlighter a few weeks ago and I bloody love it. It’s amazing pigment it's not “chunky” and it has the most gorgeous golden sheen to it, for only £4 it was such a bargain.




I 🖤  Revolution palette in rose gold 

Oh my god, this is the tiny palette of dreamsss, it’s perfect for travelling because of its size (it's no bigger than my phone) and it has the perfect shades for autumn ( 6 matters and 2 shimmers). The pigment is really good and the shadows are a really good quality for just a couple of pounds, there are a few different combinations you could create with matte or shimmer, all in all, it’s a great little palette.

The original Naked palette

My god, I love a good naked palette, there are 12 shades 2 matters and 10 shimmers / pearlescent shades. There are so many gorgeous shades in here. For autumn I’m thinking this is going to be bloody perfect for bronzer looks as well as smokey ones. As usual, with urban decay the pigment in amazing   You get a little fallout with a couple of shades but for me, that’s one of the only downsides with this palette because it’s brilliant otherwise.




Autumn Bucket List

Thursday, 27 September 2018

It's officially September 1st and I am seeing soo many autumn posts already!, which I am 110% here for. Life has been bluddy busy through the summer holidays (i don't even have kids) I work in a seasonal town and you just basically don't get a life outside of work during those 6 weeks, everyone is back to school this Wednesday so queue a few quiet months (pls pls pls) and also queue Autumn and Winter which as you all know are my fave two seasons, I've put together a lil bucket list of everything I wanna achieve through Autumn this year, What I'm going to attempt to do is take a photo of each one as I tick it off to look back over in the winter (Maybe I'll do a post). Note that these aren't the most extravagant out there goals but I'm a busy gal who wouldn't have time to spend a day in a pumpkin patch (as much as I'd love to) or anything like that but I still can't wait to tick all these off.

1- Take a walk through a forest and take all the photos.
2- buy a tonne of autumn candles and burn them all.
3- Bake all the crumbles & pies.
4 - Carve a pumpkin.
5- Read a few books.
6- sit down with all my make-up and create some autumnal looks.
7-Wear all the woolly jumpers.
8-Put together an autumn lookbook.
9- Back to posting on my blog weekly
10- Fill my Autumn Pinterest board
11- buy all the autumn scented skincare.
12- buy a few homeware bits 
13- Autumn Lookbook
14- Do some Christmas shopping (yeah, I know I'm way too early).
15- A lil autumn giveaway (Autumn lush goodies? yaasss)

I can't wait to crack on with all these, what do you have on your Autumn Bucket list?.

A week in photos - Torquay

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Ahh, yet again - long time no speak. I have literally been so busy through the summer it generally feels like all I've done is work and sleep for work the next day. You may remember in my 'Summer Goals' post that I chatted about just doing less, well that never happened and is still not happening but I really want to make it a priority for next year because I want to make more time for blogging and I really want to just be able to go on day trips, holidays and id just like to be able to do less in terms of work. As I'm writing this I got back from a few days away in Torquay which I really loved and having the time away has also made me realise how much happier I am when I'm having a break from working constantly.

Anyway, enough of the rambles let's get on with the post and as I said I've been in Torquay for the last week and I absolutely loved it, I also took 10000000 photos (not literally ofc) so I thought I'd share them here!.



Paignton Zoo

Living Coasts Aquarium - Torquay 

New favourites in my makeup collection

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Long time no speak, again. I'm still so busy recently and if you're wondering why my posts are a little unscheduled compared to normal I explained it all in my most recent post and on top of the business I've had a cold from hell all week (well, since Friday) so I've been a little bit behind with my blog, I really wanted to write a post though, I'm having a few writers block recently as well so just bear with me, it turns out you can get a little out of touch with writing posts when you haven't done it in a couple months.

Anyway, let's get on with the post. I've been a little naughty with my spending recently (OOPS!) and treated myself to a few bits and I've found some solid new faves.


Urban Decay 'Naked Skin' Foundation 


My first new fave is the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation, I went for the shade '0.5' and to be completely honest I wasn't sure what to expect from this but I tried it out and now I'm never buying anything else and I'm not being dramatic. The formula of this is quite watery and thin which made me worry about the coverage a little but one thin layer of this covers most of my acne which is ridiculously impressive for such a thin, lightweight foundation. I'm ridiculously impressed with this


Urban Decay 'Deslick' Setting spray


Next is the Urban Decay De-slick setting spray, I only really brought this because it's on sale ( I really didn't need anymore setting spray) but oh my god, it was so needed. With the temperatures so high and with the fact that I work in a kiosk that's been hitting 40 degrees recently my make-up has not lasted 5 seconds, so I tried this setting spray out the other day and my makeup lasted a solid 8-10 hours, it still looked fresh. I will say I do have oily skin so this is perfect for me but there are different versions of this product tailored to different skin types.


MUA eye-define eyeliner


The MUA eye defines liquid eyeliner is another firm favourite. I mainly like this because it has a long nib, I really hate those eyeliners that have proper short nibs, I just can't use em!. This is also like jet black rather than that faded grey ya sometimes come across and the best part about it? it cost all of about £3.


Real Techniques blending sponge


After absolutely despising beauty blenders (well I say beauty blenders I mean the little £2 ones you find in Primark and boots) I decided to buy an actual decent sponge to try but at the same time I didn't want to splash out on an actual beauty blender, I've read so many great things about the Real Techniques  blending sponge and I am obsessed. This blends make-up flawlessly and they're super affordable I'd 100% recommend it if you're on a budget.


Revolution Blush palette 


There are some items of make-up I find easy to apply and some that have taken me quite a lot of practice and one of those is contouring, the dreaded contouring, I find whenever I buy contouring 'duos' the shades are just never right for me, they're either bright orange or too cool and look muddy, there's just not a lot of in-between and the shades are just never right for my skin tone I find either way it seems to end up looking ridiculous. I decided I would get a contour kit, I've seen them around a lot and I always think I'm going to buy one and never actually end up doing it, I saw the Revolution one like dirt cheap and whacked it straight into my basket. I really like the variety of shades in this and I love the fact it has 2 baked blushes in there as well, the bronzers blend out as well which makes it even better. I couldn't find this exact one but I have linked a simular one below.




Have you tried any of these bits? What did you think?.
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