Thursday, 16 February 2012


If you don't already know MUA have collaborated with Love Hearts sweets, created pastel coloured nail polishes and lip balms. I've only purchased one of the six lib balms in the shade 'Sweet Kiss' I love it! I think it might be my new favourite thing! (pictures follow)

As you can see it's a creamy light pink colour with a lovely glossy finish. It's very natural and moisturising, and not sticky at all. (this is applied over my natural lips, which are quite heavily pigmented) the balm does have a nice pigmentation without it looking too much. I'm not usually one for wearing heavy lipsticks, so this is perfect for me, and I will be wearing it night and day!

Sunday, 5 February 2012



favourite song at the moment! Taken from the album "Blue Slide Park". Go get the album, you won't be disappointed!

Friday, 3 February 2012


I've compiled a small collection of some of my favourite books that hopefully you'll enjoy! My taste in books varies, I can like a really dark book to a romantic novel. I do prefer books that aren't cliched and too girly, and books with a bit of substance and meaning to them.

1. 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' by Lionel Shriver is one of my favourite books I've ever read, having recently saw to the film, despite loving it, I still prefer the book. It's a really dark, intense book, people who are interested in psychology would like this as it deals with the "nature or nurture" debate, it's brilliant, and would thoroughly recommend it. Obviously if you don't like disturbing novels then don't pick it up, but if you're wanting a book that you can't put down and will really make you think, then this is the one for you! (Not one for someone probably under the age of around 15-16, as it is quite graphic but can be tough to read at some points)

2. 'The Virgin Suicides' by Jeffrey Eugenides is again quite a dark and harrowing book. This is probably my favourite book I've ever read. The language is beautiful as well as the story (in a strange way). It is told through the eyes of a group of boys recounting the suicides of sisters named the Lisbons. It's a really great book, please, don't be put off by the title. Again I'd probably say don't read it if you're under 15 as the language is probably quite tricky for a younger person at some points.

3. 'The Wasp Factory' by Iain Banks is although one of my favourite books, it is one of the most horrible books I have ever read (in a good and a bad way) It is by far the most shocking and disturbing book I have read so far, and I'm hoping that there's never a film remake because I'm not sure how they'd go around some of the topics in the book without the film getting banned! The chapter named 'what happened to eric' is very difficult to read, and actually made me feel physically sick. Please don't be put off by it, it is a very good book, it's just very disgusting. Probably anyone under 16 would find this really difficult to read, and I wouldn't advise it if you can't handle images of animal cruelty/murder (I found this particularly difficult to deal with.)

4. 'It's Kind of a Funny Story' by Ned Vizzini is a smart and thoughtful book, dealing with mental illness and issues teenagers face as they grow into adults. One of my favourites, I found it hard to put down. It's a hilarious and imaginative story following smart and ambitious teenager Craig Gilner who's suicidal thoughts land him in mental hospital (it's definitely not as depressing as it sounds) I'd say it's more about friendships and teenage love than mental illness. It's been turned into a really great film staring Emma Roberts and Zach Galifianakis, which I suggest you also check out. Although this book is targeted at young adults, I feel like I'd still really enjoy this book if I were 40!

Sunday, 29 January 2012


Decided to try out this yummy chocolate peanut butter cupcake recipe (with a few personal changes). It worked out really well, and for the icing I just did a classic butter icing with peanut butter mixed through it and some hundreds and thousands. They taste fabulous, a perfect end to a weekend full of History revision (module test tomorrow on German nationalism). If you try the recipe, let me know how they turned out!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012



Not many makeup faves right now, as I mostly just use the same products. But having received the original Ghost perfume for christmas (nostalgia in a bottle!) I have been using everyday, and I luuurve it! The Revlon PhotoReady foundation has quickly become my most favourite foundation, it gives you a flawless yet natural finish, and it doesn't break me out! MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is my favourite setting powder right not, it's really beautiful and doesn't look cakey - looks glowy! Finally on the makeup front is Nails Inc.'s Savile Row Nail Polish such a gorgeous plum purple, it's very flattering and perfect for the season! 

Only two products for skincare this month. First off is the St. Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub such a good face scrub for the price, it's really good for getting rid of the odd blemish, and I also sometimes use it as a mask (doesn't say on the bottle, but it does try to a mask!) I cannot fault it! Nivea's Soft Cream is by far, the best moisturiser I have ever used, and I've used many! You can use it on face and body, I only use it on my face and it's great under makeup, it helps keep excess oil at bay, and you get so much product for your hard earned cash!

3 hair products all by James Brown (3 for £10 offer at boots woohooo!) The Photo Fabulous Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner are simply fabulous! They smell amazing (smell is similar to Lush!) and they leave your hair super silky and soft! Also the Firm Hold Hairspray is bloody amazing! Makes your 'do' last all night without leaving it all gross and crispy, it also smells like Lush!

so there ya have it, my Current/January favourites, what are YOUR favourite products right now?

Monday, 26 December 2011


I know I know, I've been lacking on the post front, but I do have an excuse! I've had no real computer, and my dad is adamant not to let me on his office computer, but fear not, I got a beautiful new laptop for Christmas.. So that means I'll be able to post a lot more, and do more outfit posts etc.. I've also been super busy/stressed with UCAS application and deadlines in my OU course. But now I'm currently munching on a kinder santa.