Thursday, 29 August 2013

LUSH SWEETIE PIE SHOWER JELLY

£3.25 from Lush.
Growing up I remember when my mam would buy Lush bath bombs every now and again, and smelling them and wanting to eat them. This is the exacts same feeling I get with this shower jelly. I can't make up my mind if it smells like Kola Kubes or Cherry Bakewells. It foams up lovely and leaves the smell on your skin for a while. It also has little glitter specs in it, which is a nice touch. A little goes a long way with this, so it will last you a while and it keeps nicely too! I think it would make a great gift or a treat for yourself. I would recommend this and buy it again, hands down!
 Chloe xo,

Friday, 23 August 2013

RELIVING YOUR CHILDHOOD AND NEVER GROWING UP

All photos from Pintrest
This week, I have discovered that watching Disney movies has helped me a little with stress and anxiety. So that's what I have been watching to just chill out a bit. While watching it, I was thinking to myself 'should I really be watching this? I'm 20 in a few weeks!'. I've come to conclusion that it's okay to live in your own little fairy tale. Disney also teaches you a few lessons and I'm writing this post to tell you what I have learnt from the Disney films this week. I watched The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. Maybe I will do another post, make this into a little series each time I watch Disney films!
In The Little Mermaid, I learnt that nobody knows how powerful their voice is until they have been silenced. Ursula took Ariel's voice away from her and little did she know that that nearly caused her to loose Eric and her only chance at true love. Also love at first sight isn't reliable. Eric was obviously attracted to Ariel, but it was her voice and he truly fell for. When Ursula went into disguise using Ariel's voice,Eric thought it was the girl he was looking for and nearly rushed into marriage with a sea witch.
In Mulan, I learnt to follow your heart. Mulan's father was injured so couldn't go into war, so she dressed up as a boy. In her heart, she knew she could do it, even if her head told her she couldn't. She ended up being one of the first female heroes in the world. Follow your heart if you know it's going to give you true happiness! Also, anyone can be a hero. It doesn't matter who you are, what you look like, male or female, 9 or 90 years old, as long as you teach one a lesson or do something good or caring, you can be a hero. 
In Peter Pan, I learnt it's okay to never want to grow up. I think older people get run down with day to day situations, and that's what freaks me out about growing up. Peter Pan teaches me to remember to keep the fun and adventure in everything, no matter how big or small the situation is. 
In Alice in Wonderland, I learnt to think of 6 impossible things before breakfast. Creativity might be the key to all your problems. Also, to decide where you want to go in life. When Alice asked the Cheshire Cat which way to go, she didn't know where she wanted to go. How do you know what path to lead in life when you don't know who you want to be?
I hope you enjoyed what I've learnt from Disney this week and got some of you thinking! I think I will do another one of these posts in the near future.
Chloe xo,

Thursday, 15 August 2013

BACK TO SCHOOL MAKEUP TUTORIAL/TALK THROUGH

I've been kind of stumped about what to blog about recently as I seem to be running out of ideas. After realising that it's nearly time for some teenagers to go back to school, I thought I would do a 'Back To School' makeup look on my cousin, Bella. No way am I a makeup artist, so I was a bit hesitant to call it a tutorial. I am simply writing this to give you guys a few ideas.
What I used:
Base:
Foundation - Avon Ideal Flawless Cream - to - Powder Foundation in Ivory.
Moisturiser - Nivea Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream, review here.
Powder - Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent, review here.
Blush - Fashionista blush in Butterscotch, review here.
The foundation photographed isn't the actual foundation I used. I used Avon Ideal Flawless Matte Mousse in Ivory, but I gave it to Bella before I photographed the items, sorry!




Eyes:
Eye Shadows - Sleek Oh So Special Palette, review here. BeautyUK Palette in No.4 Earth Child, review here.
Eyeliner - MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil in Rich Brown.
Mascara - Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara, review here.







Lips:
Lipstick - MUA Lipstick in Shade 4, review here.












The first thing I did was to moisturise her skin before foundation. Never skin moisturiser, even if you have oily skin. I then applied foundation, powder and blush. On to the eyes! For the base colour, I used the gold shade (top, 2nd to last) in the BeautyUK palette all over the lid. In the crease, I used the dark matte brown (bottom, 3rd to last) and blended. For the inner corner highlight, I used the champagne shade (bottom, 2nd to last) in the BeautyUK palette. I applied the eyeliner to the upper and lower waterline and applied mascara. Finally, I put some of the lipstick onto my finger and dabbed it all over the lid because I didn't want a bold lip, just something stubble but with a bit of colour. And voila, the finish product!
Like I said, I'm not a makeup artist or am I claiming to be one. I just want to give you some ideas. Thank you to Bella for dealing with me nearly blinding her with a mascara wand haha. She has a facebook page here, where she shows off her special FX makeup talent. I'm hoping to do a photo shoot with her soon, so look out for that! 
Chloe xo,



Monday, 12 August 2013

EFOXCITY

The people eFoxcity have recently got in contact with me. They sell men and women's clothing, from hoodies and t-shirts, to suits and dresses. They also do fashion jewelry.
I like this one!
One thing that did catch my eye, is that they sell wholesale dressesprom dresses and beach wedding dresses. I remember the stressful rush I had to get my prom dress. I bought one but it didn't fit and that was a week before prom. To find a cheap, but nice prom dress is hard because you know you'll probably never wear it again, so it's good that this website has all those boxes ticked. If you're not looking for an evening dress but good quality clothing at low prices, this could be the website for you!
Chloe xo,

ADVENTURE IN PHOTOS - STRATFORD UPON AVON; PART 2 (PHOTO HEAVY)


Last week I wrote about my adventure to Startford Upon Avon with my Mam part 1. Today I'm show you part 2, which was last day I was there and we went to Dudley Zoo. I must say it wasn't one of the best zoos I have ever been to, but I really love zoos so I was just happy to be there, even if it was peeing down. I think zoos are one of my happy places. There was a little fair there too for kids, which you buy tokens for and they were pretty cheap! It is all not that pricey either to get in!
Some of these photographs are from my photography page. If you would like to see more of my photography, please like my facebook page, I would really appreciate it! I hope you enjoyed seeing what I saw on my adventure! 
Chloe xo,

Friday, 9 August 2013

NIVEA DAILY ESSENTIALS OIL FREE MOISTURISING DAY CREAM

£3.99 from Boots.
If you've read my blog for a while you'll know that I have oily to combination skin. If you too have that skin type. you'll know how much of a pain in the bum it is to find a good moisturiser that does doesn't make you shine like a disco ball. Although this day cream doesn't do wonders, it also doesn't make you a disco ball. It comes in a 50ml bottle so it's handy for traveling. I have read a review of this on someone else's blog, and they state that it has SPF 8, but mine doesn't seem to have that written on the packaging. so maybe they have reformulated this product? Let me know if you know! It doesn't clog pores and it dries quite quick, so if you're in a rush to get ready for work/school in the mornings, you don't have to wait 10 minutes for your moisturiser to dry. Bonus! I wouldn't say it's an essential, but I would buy it again. Have you tried this? Let me know in the comments! 
Chloe xo,

Thursday, 8 August 2013

LOOKING FOR NEW BLOGS TO FOLLOW

Just a quick post today, a review will be up tomorrow. Today I realised that I only read about 2 or 3 blogs a day. That's only about 10 - 15 minutes of my day and I am looking for some new blogs to read. It doesn't matter how many followers you have, all I am looking for is a good read, to delve into someone else's beauty routine and to 'oo' and 'ah' at product. If you know of any or you are a fellow blogger, please leave some links in the comments section! 
Chloe xo,

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

AVON COLOR TREND KISS N GO LIPSTICK IN ORANGE YOU SWEET


£3.75 from Avon.
It feels like I haven't written a review in years, so I thought I would review a lipstick I have recently got my hands on. These lipsticks are rich and creamy and I would say they last about 2 hours on your lips without applying again. I have the colour Orange You Sweet which is a pretty vibrant orange colour, but you can make it shear if you like. The pigmentation is great for the price. 

I love the smell of these lipsticks! It's quite a sweet scent with a hint of that typical lipstick smell. There are 15 shades of lipstick with a few limited edition shades, I think I have about 2 or 3 of these.
I think the packaging is alright for the price, it keeps out all the fluff and bits when you chuck it in your bag. What more do you want? I think this is a good product for the price. I think the pigmentation and longevity is great. It's also great if you just want to pick up a few summer shades but you don't want to spend a fortune! 
Chloe xo,

Monday, 5 August 2013

ADVENTURE IN PHOTOS - STRATFORD UPON AVON; PART 1 (PHOTO HEAVY!)


Last week I went on holiday, which is why I didn't post anything. I'm sorry but I totally forgot to write anything before hand (my bad!). Me and my Mam needed a little break, so we packed our bags and went to Stratford Upon Avon. On the first day I forgot to take my camera out with me, but we only travel up there and walked around the town, nosed at the shops and had some food. There are some pictures of the town on my Instagram (HeyArnoldx). The first part of my little adventure post is about the second day. We went to Warwick Castle and it was definitely the right day to go as it was a beautiful day! If you're not from the UK and you come over here to visit, I 100% recommend you go here. It does get quite pricey, but it is worth it! 

There were lots of little tents like this scattered around.
There were a lot of people there when I went, so I do apologise if there is bad framing etc in some of the photos.
These waxworks are inside most of the rooms throughout the castle to show you what people did and what they wore etc.
This photo is on my photography page. If you would like to view more of my photography, click here.

I will post part 2 next week! I hope I haven't bored anyone, but it is a easy reading post. Please feel free to like my photography page and follow me on Instagram. Also please follow me on BlogLovin, there is a widget on my blog. I hope have all enjoyed your weekend!
Chloe xo,