Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Bloggers Editors Choice

I received the news today that I had been chosen as the editors pick over on Bloggers, which was quite surprising and unexpecting as I hadn't blogged for a while but thank you!
I will be back blogging soon hopefully, I have a pile of uni work bigger than you can imagine right now so this is a quick post.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Life: My Favourite Sport

Not the kind of post that you'd expect to see on a mainly beauty blog but I thought I'd throw in a post about what I enjoy the most.

Ice hockey is a minority sport in the United Kingdom and many of you, if any of your reading this might have never heard of it. But in USA and Canada the sport is highly watched like football is over here. The sport doesn't get the media coverage/ TV coverage like any other because of the low attendances and the minority that actually enjoy the sport. 

I personally enjoy ice hockey because each game is different, its entertaining, high energy and depending on the opponents the atmosphere incredible. At times it can be very aggressive with fights happening but then again its part of the entertainment.
The rivalry between many of the times is what makes the sport, the passion that the fans show when its against their rivals and even the players. It seems like they put more effort into every shift, want to score more goals and most of all want to get the 2 points from the game against there opponents.

I've met some great friends through the sport from various cities around the UK including Belfast, which is one of my favourite places ever. It's so beautiful and so different to Sheffield. There is also playoff weekend which takes place in Nottingham every April and is 4 teams that have battled with the others in the league to get to this weekend, with 2 semi finals and one final on the Sunday where one team is crowned Playoff Champions. This has to be one of my favourite weekends of the year because all fans from every team are in one city and it gives you the opportunity to meet people and for all your friends from different teams/ cities to be all together.

So many people I know has never been to a match before and then they came along and just want to keep coming back because of how much they enjoy it. I think it's because its different and each game brings something different, no matter if they are from Edinburgh or Cardiff then you know its going to be a good game because the most important thing at the end of the day is the league title. Each team wants to win it (especially Nottingham, more than anyone) but by the end of March, all the hard work the teams put in only one will be the Elite League Champions.

The team I support is Sheffield Steelers which is my local team, and I've been attending matches since I was about 3 years old and still love it as much as I did then. I probably appreciate it more than I did back then because I know what is actually happening and understand the rules etc. At the moment our players are supporting Movember in order to raise awareness for mens prostate and testicular cancer which is obviously a great cause to support. 

I hope you've enjoyed my little ramble about ice hockey and if you've been to a game comment I'd love to meet others than enjoy the sport too :)
Lots of love

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Review: Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Honey

Boots 3 for 2's are very very bad, I purchased this when nearly everything instore was on offer but unfortunately it has finished now (booo!)

I haven't actually tried the Clinique chubby sticks and the price of them puts me off abit but earlier in the year when I saw that they would be released I was quite happy. I remember when they first came out I wanted this shade and they didn't have it so I forgot about them until I was snooping Boots.

I love how they look like giant crayons which makes them really easy to find in a big messy handbag like mine and this makes application really easy. I use the point as a lip liner and outline my lips, then I colour in my lips with the side, they don't require a mirror either so they are incredibly low maintenance which is another plus point.

The shades are highly pigmented and the stain lasts for ages once the original balm has worn off, however they have a minty fragrance to it which doesn't bother me that much.
Honey is a nude-pink with a hint of mauve, this is really easy to wear as its quite close to my natural lip colour which all my lip products seem to be at the moment. I don't think I'm brave enough to wear a bright lip yet.

The only downside is that you have to wind the product all the way up to see how much there is which is abit inconvenient. It would be nice if it showed you some other way.

I think they will be becoming a part of my everyday staples!

Have you tried the Revlon Kissable Balm Stain? What shades would you recommend? I am definately loving lip products at the moment and Revlon are my favourite high-street brand at the moment!


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Review: Real Techniques Setting Brush

Real Techniques are definately my favourite brushes as they are affordable, really soft and amazing quality. I have numerous other brushes written down on my christmas list, so hopefully Santa will pay attention and listen.

I know a lot of makeup artists prefer to use a tiny brush for powder and I didn't understand why until I tried this brush. I don't use powder alot on my face as I find it goes cakey, so I've been using this for concealer underneath my eyes, on my chin and around my nose.

The brush head is just the right size for application of concealer. But I've always been using it to apply cream and powder highlighters as it is again the right size and application is made easier I feel.

One of the great things about Real Techniques brushes is that they are so versatile and can be used for a range of products in your make-up bag which again makes them great value for money!

I hope Sam Chapman brings out a few more Real Techniques brushes as they are my favourites by far, they're also so easy to clean and the same quality once washed.

What are your favourite Real Techniques brushes?

Lots of love

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Weekday Wishlist #008

I know I haven't posted in so long and have been having a constant battle with myself over wanting to blog but not being able to put it into words, so I thought I'd start with a wishlist. I find this the best way to get shopping out of my system even though I wish I could afford everything I want, unfortunately I can't :( (why doesn't money grow on trees!)

Right... back to the post!

I've heard so much about this Clarins product it's made me want it so much more. I've been suffering with alot of blemishes lately and hate the sight of my large pores around my nose and I think this would a great addition to my make up bag. 

I have an obsession with phone cases and have a collection which would rival the Apple store but I love the galaxy print on the back of this and the words aswell. My current case is a Donald Duck one from Disneyworld so I think I may need to buy this. There are also some other great ones on Etsy so go and have a peek!

How cute is this sweater? It's completely different to any others out there as they all seem to be darker colours and I always like to add abit of colour into my wardrobe in the winter, it helps to stop you feeling down and rubbish about the cold.

This is just beautiful. I've seen it on so many blogs and fell in love with it so much, the one thing that puts me off is that it's that beautiful that I don't think I could use it because I'd be too afraid to even touch it. I suppose it would look beautiful just sat there with the gold packaging.

I hope you all had a lovely Bonfire night and stayed safe. Now it's back to dissertation work and weeks filled with assignments in the run up to Christmas :( WAH!
Lots of love