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Sunday, 20 May 2018

My new must have Foundation - E.L.F Flawless Foundation Review



One of my must have make up pieces I cannot live without in my make up bag is a good staple foundation. I don't struggle with acne as such, however I have quite uneven skin and needs something just to smooth out my skin a little and give it a little boost.

I always like to try new foundations so when I saw the my local Superdrug had decided to introduce an E.L.F stall to their beauty section, I couldn't resist trying out their foundation to see if it would be beneficial for my skin......



So the foundation set me back £9 which I thought was very reasonable for a bottle of E.L.F foundation, considering I normally pay anything p to £15 for some high street make up products. The packaging is nothing fancy, however very sleek with a glass, opaque bottle and black lid. Honestly I think the foundation does look much more than £9... it has a very Chanel vibe to it, which I love!

I also massively appreciate the pump as it makes it so much easier to use and means much less waste.... why after all these years their is still some foundation that don't come with any sort of pump is something I don't understand, and I am sure all us make up lovers can agree that it really does make a difference to a product. Nevertheless it is easy to use and means minimal wastage which is great!



So I went for the shade 'Porcelain' as this seemed to match me in the shop, however I was anxious to try this at home as I often find some shop lighting can be deceiving and make matching colours very difficult. However when I tried the foundation out at home I wasn't disappointed and the colour matched perfectly. It has a medium to high coverage in my opinion and blends well into the skin, providing me with even smoother skin without being to cakey or thick.

The foundation was a good consistency too, it had some hold so it didn't move about on your skin, however was creamy enough to be blended well and to provide the coverage you need. I find the consistency of a foundation can be make or break to whether I like it or not and it really has put me off a lot of brands in the past. This one however I love and it has already taken over as my everyday foundation.



So as I said it is now my staple foundation in my make up bag and for good reason. I have a very busy and crazy job and I am on my feet from start to finish, so I need a foundation that stays put and won't shift throughout the day, or disappear of my skin as the day goes on. Once I apply my foundation, I like to set it with a little powder and setting spray and I know I am good to go for the rest of the day, perfect for others like me who have a very busy lifestyle...


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This foundation is a great everyday foundation and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a reliable foundation that can stay in place throughout the day. A little goes a long way with the E.L.F flawless foundation, which means it is great value for money and helps cover my skin perfectly, massively reducing any redness or dark patches I have on my face.


If you are looking to give the E.L.F Flawless Foundation a go, you can buy it over at Superdrug HERE where it is down to only £7.50... BARGAIN!


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Monday, 14 May 2018

L'Oreal Triple Active Moisturiser - Review


It's no secret now that one of my favourite things is trying new things, whether it is food, make up, or beauty. Recently I decided it was time to upgrade my moisturizer and get something a little more moisturizing for my super dry skin.... my current moisturizer just wasn't cutting it for me!

I was really excited when I saw this L'Oreal Triple Active moisturizer in my local store reduced so thought it would be the perfect replacement seeing as it is meant to give 24H hydration. I have been trying it now for a few weeks and need to say I have been very impressed with the product! 


So as you can see from the pictures it was the Dry and Sensitive one I chose as I do need to be careful with certain products  as my skin will easily break out. Sometimes I don't like the sensitive products as much as I feel they aren't as beneficial, however this moisturizer provided a great amount of hydration to my skin and I really could feel the benefits after just a few applications. 

The product itself is really creamy and a very good consistency... I love how it feels so smooth on the skin but dries in instantly without leaving you with a tacky layer, something that really puts me off a lot of moisturizing creams and lotions. It feels amazing on the skin and has helped smooth my skin and add hydration, something that my skin has needed with the mixed weather we have been having....



The product over all has really impressed me and I will for sure be buying more when my current jar runs out. The moisturizer works really well and has certainly helped my dry skin feel much more hydrated and smoother. The product comes in really high end packaging too and would look great on a worktop or vanity table!

I would definitely recommend this if you suffer with dry or sensitive skin, it really is great value for money and a little of the product goes a long way. I have always loved L'Oreal as a brand and this really hasn't let me down at all!

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I think this moisturiser will be an essential for me with the better weather coming in and ensure that my skin stays in the best condition it can be... perfect for all the days in the summer sun! Get the product for yourself over at BOOTS.COM

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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

A Little Trip to London.


I spent the bank holiday weekend walking around the beautiful city of London, soaking up the sun and it truly was bliss! It was so nice to just have a relaxing weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and wandering around the streets of London was the perfect escape.

Of course I took a few pictures... I couldn't resist!  Ii didn't want to take too many as I wanted to enjoy the trip as well so stay tuned to see what I got up to...



The views were stunning and the weather certainly helped. We ended up in a Food festival down at the Southbank Centre and tried some Indian food while we were there. Sitting in the sunshine having our lunch was such a highlight!



The parks were beautiful and everyone was having picnics and drinks in the grass,it was such a great atmosphere and I could have wandered around the parks all day, it was amazing!





We also paid a visit to the Sealife Centre and it was so incredible to see all the fish and sealife and learn all about them. It was amazing to learn what all the fish were like and got some amazing pictures to remember the visit too....



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Although just a short trip away, it really was the best weekend and I absolutely loved it... I really didn't want to come back! The trip was full of memories and I am already planning another trip to return and visit again!

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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

An evening with Mecca Bingo & Jake Quickenden...


I have always been a huge fan of the Bingo, whether it is a fun game at the arcades, or online. However as much as I have wanted to go to a bingo hall, I have never had the chance. Therefore when I was invited by Mecca Bingo to attend the Drumchapel halls and get the chance to play a few games, then watch Jake Quickenden afterwards, I really couldn't say no....

I was actually quite nervous before attending, as much as I was excited to go, I had always heard that they were quite fast and most people who attended were professionals. However I was plesently surprised when I arrived and the lovely Charlotte sat us down. Their was such a mix of groups, from the elderly, to the young.... from single people to big groups, their really was a huge range of players, which made me feel a little better already. 


The hall was absolutely huge, so absolutely no problem finding a space too, especially with it being quite a busy night of playing! Charlotte, who was looking after us that night explained the rules and how to play and we were left too it. For me however food was a priority and I ordered a hotdog and a bottle of wine for the table. I was starving, so I dug right in (as you can tell because I was that excited I forgot to take a pic!) It was super affordable and really tasty... I am sure when I return that I will be sampling some more food on the menu.... the platters sounded amazing!


We played many games but never won a thing (I was rubbish!) I was amazed at how quickly I picked it up and got the hang of things. Their is also £1 during the breaks if you want to keep playing in between the main games too....

Once all the games were complete, it was time for the main show...

A DJ came on for about 30 mins before the main act to get the crowd warmed up and to give everyone a chance to get as close to the stage as possible. We took advantage during this time to order more drinks for the table. 

I was really excited to see Jake Quickenden play.... and by the sound of everyone else in the room I wasn't the only one. They had also done a raffle for a bunch of people to meet Jake too, and although I wasn't successful it was so nice to see all the people who had been picked get so excited!


Jake was on for about 30 mins and sang a range of songs, which everyone was joining in with, making for a great atmosphere! It really was an incredible night and for someone who had no idea what the night was going to have in store... I can honestly say I cannot wait to go back in the future!


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Massive thank you to those at the Mecca Drumchapel who gave me the amazing opportunity to visit and blog about the experience. If you are unsure about going, I would definately recommend you give it a go, I had an ansolute blast and I would love to go back again for another event night like this one!


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

My Favourite Travel Destinations.....


So I have been extremely lucky over the past few years to get quite a lot of travel into my spare time and go on plenty of holidays. Whether it is a regular go to holiday destination, or somewhere new, I love to explore and go different places to experience not only different ways of life, but to relax and unwind somewhere new.

I have definitely discovered a few favourites over the years and thought it would be nice to order my favourites from over the years to discover my favourite place I have ever been! I cannot wait to travel more in the future but for now these are my absolute favourites!

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5. Benidorm

I have mentioned Benidorm pretty heaily here on my blog and it has also featured in many of my posts, including one just a few weeks ago, nevertheless their is good reason it is featured so ofen. It really is beautiful and has some exceptional views, as well as plenty of nightlife, shows, bars and restaurants. It also features one beautiful beach, perfect for a day in the Spanish sun, perfect for unwinding after a night on the town!



4. Manchester

Although I was only in Manchester for a short time, I really fell in love with the city and would love to be able to go back one day! I went to visit the Christmas markets, so the city centre was full of hustle and bustle and it made for a  great atmosphere! It really was a beautiful city and the people were amazingly friendly, nothing was a problem to anyone.

The city is the perfect place for some shopping, it really has everything from budget friendly stores to some amazing designer stores... and everything in between. It is somewhere I have fallen in love with and cannot wait to go back one day, even if it is for another short break! 


3. Mallorca

When I visited Mallorca last year Ii wasn't expecting much, however we stayed in an area called Callas De Mallorca and it was stunning. Very quaint and not a victim of becoming a tourist area just yet, it had gorgeous views of the sea, beautiful walkways and a small little set of shops and bars just up the road, if you felt like venturing out for the night.

It also allowed me to try some things I never thought I would do, I tried scuba diving for the first time which was surreal and also managed to get a bus into the recent of Palma and visit the cathedral.. a beautiful bit of history not to be missed!


2. Kos

I fell in love with Kos when I visited it last year, it is absolutely stunning and full of history. It hasn't succumbed to the tourists yet and still retains a lot of its classic Greek culture. With plenty of shops, restaurants and bars right on the water front it is great to relax and take in the views. 

With plenty of small beaches too, and regular boats that take you out to the waters for the day (and for super cheap) it is a great way to top up the tan and chill out! I also fell in love with the cats that roamed around the front, perfect for a cuddle in the sun!


1. DISNEY!!

Of course my no.1 holiday has to be Disneyworld Orlando, 2 years ago! Being the Disney fanatic I am I knew this would be a dream for me and it really didn't disappoint. It really was as magical as people say. Full of things for both kids and adults alike, as well as some bards, restaurants and plenty of places to relax I really loved my 2 weeks here and was gutted the day I left!

We were so busy when we came here however I was so excited to be here after so many years of dreaming that it never tired me, I was always running on adrenaline I think! This is a definite must do for anyone who loves Disney as much as me...


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I really could keep going and name many more places, however Ii really fell in love with my top 5! I can't wait until a few years from now to see what gets added to the list, or if it still stays the same after all that time.. who knows?

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