Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Netflix Pick: They Came Together


Recently I was browsing Netflix as you do, and I noticed this film called They Came Together starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler. I absolutely adore Paul Rudd so decided to give it a go.

They Came Together is a very strange movie, it's quirky and pokes fun at every sort of romantic comedy at the moment. Full of cliché moments such as the first meeting and different character being stereotypical romantic comedy characters. I really enjoyed it as I love comedies and the cast is what makes the film work really well, you can tell everyone is friends and it's nice to see actors that have worked together before so their chemistry is better than two strangers. 

I'd recommend this movie if you want to waste an hour and a half and are interested in films that are funny and satire, as this film is a spoof from start to finish. Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler are both brilliant, I also thought Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper were brilliant as the other couple. 

Have you seen this movie? What did you think?



Monday, 25 May 2015

Product Review: Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Eye Concealer

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A couple of weeks ago I purchased the Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Eye Concealer as I was running low on my current Revlon concealer, and thought it might be time for a change. I had heard quite good reviews of this before so thought why not!

I bought the shade Light which at first sight does look quite dark, but it does work quite well for me and once blended out, doesn't look too orange although I can imagine with quite a bit of product you would probably be looking a little dark. I think as it's quite peachy toned to help with dark circles, it definitely isn't as light as it could be. I'm NW10 at MAC so am quite pale, so this doesn't work as a brightening concealer for me which is a shame.

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The tube is quite slim and as the applicator is a funky little sponge, I can imagine you wasting quite a lot of product as I've been winding it up, you can see it left in the applicator which is annoying, as you don't need a lot of product at a time. Hopefully it will last me a while as I haven't been needing to wind the tube every time.

The product itself is light weight and blends out well, I use my miracle sponge to blend with my foundation as like I said before with the colour, it takes a good blending so it doesn't look orange on my skin. It lasts well and I haven't found it to crease at any point under my eyes which is really good. I haven't noticed any breakouts although I would check the ingredients if you are prone to spots as it might break you out from what I've read from other people.

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Honestly, as much as I like the product so far I probably wouldn't purchase it again at this stage. I've been using it for a couple of weeks and it's good for concealing dark circles and such but I think it's very wasteful with the applicator and with it being a glass tube and wind up, I can imagine when you are running low some product will remain in the tube that you can't get too, plus I'd rather have something that matched my skin colour better as it seems the UK didn't get nearly half the shades that the US got.

You can get the Maybelline concealer here for £7.99.

Have you got this product? What do you think?







Friday, 22 May 2015

Something I'm Loving: Disney Mugs


For my birthday Disney emailed me with a tempting 15% off offer, and although I haven't used it (yet) I did have a look on the website and came across these adorable mugs. I think they would be so cute in a kitchen and adds a bit of Disney childhood/adulthood memories. 

I would definitely buy a whole bunch of these if I were moving in somewhere and it would be so nice having guests over and letting them pick their mug out. Obviously I'd have the Rapunzel one or my boyfriend and I would have Eve and Wall-e!

They have even more adorable mugs on the website here and I think it would have people fighting over which mug they would call their own. I know I'd love to open up a cupboard to a sight of these mugs everywhere!

What have you been loving recently?



Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The beauty tool that changed my make up

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A few weeks ago I bought the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to try out, as I was tired of brushes always leaving streaks on my face and I could never really get my foundation to look great using face brushes (I used the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush).

From the first moment I used the sponge, oh my. It was love. You basically wet the sponge and it doubles in size, and then you can dab your foundation onto your face, or you can softly wipe the sponge around to blend larger areas. I absolutely love it and just needed to make a post to say.

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I'm not sure how long they last exactly, I've had mine over a month with just about every day use and it's still in tact and working well, even if it is a bit dirty. 

To clean the sponge, I wet the sponge again and then apply some Johnson's baby shampoo as I know it's kind to eyes, gently rub it in and squeeze and you'll see the foundation come out. Once the water runs clear, then you should be good to go. Like I said, it does still get a bit grubby after a while so don't worry if you think it's still dirty, it's not as long as the water runs clear. 

I absolutely love this sponge and I think it's a perfect way to get good, build able coverage with no streaks and I think it's made my make up look better and I apply it in the same time as I did before - if not quicker.

You can get the Real Techniques Sponge from Boots here

Have you used the sponge before? What do you think?




Monday, 18 May 2015

Product Review: Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoo & Conditioner


Recently I finished up my shampoo and conditioner and saw these two on offer. I decided to buy them and try them out. I bought 'the colour illuminator' set which protects coloured hair, and as my hair is purple I definitely need some colour protection!

I am absolutely in love with these products. The shampoo lathers up hair brilliantly, is great on my scalp and doesn't itch or irritate any skin. I have quite thick hair and only need to use a small amount for it to get to work. It rinses out really easily and my hair is soft, shiny and my colour hasn't been stripped out from this shampoo. The argan oil and cranberry create a nice smell on the hair.


I also am in love with the conditioner aswell. Before using these products, I would have to spend a good 20 minutes combing my hair. It would pull and break, and if I didn't have a good comb it would almost make me cry. My hair seems to get into the towel and just knot up into a big ball - even when I'm combing and then move the hair back it knots up again. 

This product changed that and now I can leave the conditioner in my hair while I exfoliate/wash my face and that's all I need to make my hair really soft and easy to brush through. I don't think I've had my hair this soft for ages, considering I colour my hair and use a hairdryer and straighteners on my hair.

I think these pair are fantastic for coloured hair, it's definitely made a difference to mine and I really don't think I'll be changing these two for a long time. 

You can buy them online from Boots here, and because it's quite a new product there seems to be lots of offers around different websites!

Have you tried this product? What do you think?



Friday, 15 May 2015

Life Recently: My 21st Birthday




Last Saturday was my 21st birthday and I thought I would show a few pictures from my day, as I really enjoyed writing the previous life post about Birmingham, which you can see here. 

My 21st birthday started off really well with a delicious breakfast at Toby Carvery. I usually only have toast for breakfast so it's nice treating yourself to a full english every once in a while!

I got some lovely presents and cards off friends and family, and it was so nice to see that my boyfriend had been reading my blog and got me some make up organisers that I did a wish list post on!

In the afternoon we had a party with lots of family and friends, and we had this gorgeous cake which one of my mums friends made me. It was delicious but very rich as I don't really like much other than chocolate, plus we have tons of it left over.

We then went into town and danced for a while, although things took a slightly bad turn as I am pretty sure I got spiked and ended up throwing up when I got home, and the whole of the next day. Other than that, I had a really nice birthday. Major thanks + boyfriend points to my boyfriend aswell who sat by my side all day when I couldn't even keep water down, and holding back my hair when I was being sick. I really appreciate it!

What do you want for your birthday this year?



Monday, 11 May 2015

Life Recently: Birmingham visit





Over the last bank holiday my boyfriend and I stayed in Birmingham for the night as a little pre birthday treat for my 21st birthday on the 9th. 

We ate at Jamie's Italian which is one of my favourites and I absolutely love the food there. My boyfriend had the steak while I had the lamb chop scottadito (3rd picture) which I had never tried before. They were really delicious and although the yoghurt and chilli thing was way too hot for me, I absolutely loved the red onion and chips that didn't fit in the picture. After we had the chocolate brownie to share which was as delicious as always. I would always recommend Jamie's and it's not stupidly priced either, it's quite expensive but the quality of the food is really worth it.

The next morning we went shopping for a dress to wear on my birthday, and I also popped into Victoria's Secrets and bought a couple of bras as the ones I wear at the minute really don't hold me very well. Turns out I'm a size bigger than I thought (which makes sense) and I'm so happy with the new bras, they are incredibly comfy and I think it's worth paying a bit more when your boobs feel like they are being held in place by an angel's delicate hands. 

Before we went home we also had a burger and fries from Five Guys. Five Guys is an American chain brand that do fast food where you can add a variety of toppings. It's quite expensive really (£8 for my cheeseburger) but oh my god it's so delicious!


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