Monday, 18 January 2016

No7 Stay Perfect Foundation Review

When I say I haven't bought a new foundation in over three years, don't take me for a liar. When I first got into makeup, say I was 13 or something, I went out and purchased about six bottles of the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation. I only ever worn it on special occasions, hence why I still have three and a half bottles left. So, when I was browsing in Boots last weekend, I finally decided to take that step forward of purchasing a new, preferably in date, foundation.

It just so happened that I purchased the No7 foundation thanks to a £3 off voucher Boots were handing out. I had only ever tried skincare from No7, so this new horizon intrigued me.

I opted for the second lightest shade: Cool Vanilla. Colour wise, this is the perfect match. I could even get away with not blending the foundation down my neck (however I am too careful to never not do this).

Anyway, in comparison with my only-ever-other-used-foundation, (the Rimmel Wake Me Up), I must say that I do much prefer this one. It could be down to a personal preference because the No7 foundation is very much matte, whereas the Rimmel one certainly doesn't hold back on making your face look ever so shiny *cough* dewy.

For a medium coverage foundation I was surprised with how light it feels on the skin. Now we all know those brands who try to sell a face product with the made up idea that you can't even feel it on your skin. Well, this you can feel on your skin, but it's the sort of product that you like to feel.

The only downfall to this foundation is the packaging. What a nightmare of a mess this pump causes me- so much that I am worried that half the bottle will not even make it onto my actual face. 

Minus the poor packaging, I do really love the finish which this foundation gives. I purchased this for around the £15 mark, and, for what it's worth, I applaud No7 for this product. 

The next foundation which I want to try is one from a high end brand. So, if you have any high end foundation recommendations, please let me know below in the comments. 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

What I Got For Christmas | 2015

First of all, happy new year! I cannot wait for what 2016 is going to bring, but I sure know that I am going to try my hardest to fill it with joy and happiness.

Christmas, last year, I was truly spoilt by my family and friends, and I am extremely appreciative of everything I received. I personally find these types of posts interesting, (me being the nosey person I am), but please just bear in mind that I am very thankful for everything I was given, as well as the fact that I am aware that Christmas is not just all about the presents. Also, I hope you all had a splendid Christmas (if you celebrate it) or if not, then just a splendid day. 
Before I address the lovely gifts in the photo, I would like to mention that my parents gifted me with a brand spanking new tennis racket. As you can probably imagine, I struggled with fitting a racket in the photos, so you're just going to have to pretend there's one hidden in the background. 

As well as the racket, I was lucky to receive a couple of smaller bits and bobs from my parents. The big black bag, purchase here from Urban Outfitters, the River Island purse, the Snow Fairy shower gel and the Old Skool Vans were also from them. 

The rest of my family and friends were very generous as well this Christmas. I would like to thank everyone for all of the smellies that I received (no double meaning interpreted..!), and I must say that nothing beats a good old Soap and Glory body spray. 

If you happened to spot the PINK underwear hung across the bag then good on you. I don't think I've ever been more excited about a pair of knickers! 

Aside from all of the chocolate and objects, I was given a couple of giftcards. This is where the blue, ripped jeans come in, and you can buy them from Topshop. 

I know I am 15 days late, but I do hope that you all had a lovely Christmas. 
Comment below what your favourite gifts were, I would love an insight. 

Sunday, 3 January 2016

My New Year's Resolutions | 2016

2015 can only be described as one of the best and worst years of my life. January through to December, so many new experiences were thrown at me, but at the same time, I struggled with finding happiness in many aspects of my life. 

A New Year resolution has never been one to stick with me; multiple times I have attempted to give up chocolate but, expectedly, I have never been successful. So, this year I thought that if I actually wrote my resolutions down somewhere I could always see, it may give me the motivation to actually keep with them.

2016 is going to be the year which I complete my GSCE's. Hence why my first resolution is to buckle down on my school work. I am going to refrain from being my modest self and say that I was pleased with my mock results, however I know that I am capable of pushing all those A's to A*'s with a bit of extra work. 

With regards to my blog, I am not sure how things will play out this year. Blogging is something I love, however studies must remain a priority this year, so no 'I will post weekly' promises will be made. I will say that I do want to invest in a new layout, you may or may not know that I designed this current one completely myself, but I feel that a change up is needed. If you know of any blog layout websites then please let me know.

My next resolution is to get a damn job. I just need to figure out how, when, what and where. Bear with me on this one. 

Last but not least, I am going to do some form of exercise every single day. And no, I don't mean heading down to the gym every morning, because let's face it, how unrealistic is that? Just taking ten minutes out of my day to do some yoga, sit ups or a jog is what I mean. 

What are your New Year's resolutions? 

p.s my 'what I got for christmas post' is coming, it is just impossible to take any decent photos with this horrendous British weather!