Sleek MakeUP seems to be taking the beauty world by storm. It’s affordable, good quality, and the packaging is so pretty! Now available almost anywhere that sells drugstore beauty, including Boots and Superdrug, Sleek has really expanded its target audience. I picked up these three palettes in a Boots offer a while back, and after having a go with some of the shades, I thought I’d do a little review and give you guys my thoughts on these. Probably one of the prettiest-looking eyeshadow combinations…Continue Reading “Brand Focus: Sleek MakeUP”

A while back, I took a trip with my mum and my grandma to Bath for a night away. It was for my mum’s birthday so we had a bit of a celebration, and it was really lovely to spend some quality time just the three of us. As we were only there for one night, and we had previously made a day trip there, we didn’t see everything Bath has to offer. However, I’ll try to throw in recommendations where I can! After checking…Continue Reading “This is… Bath”

Welcome all to 2017! I know that a lot of people were REALLY looking forward to 2016 being over, and although I can empathise with making the most of the new year, a lot of great things happened in 2016 for me. 2016 was my first full year of being employed (yay!), and my first full year out of education (even if I am now studying for a graduate masters degree…). In November, Matt and I reached four years of being together, which was such…Continue Reading “Hey 2017!”

Holidaying in America is always disastrous for my bank account, even when you don’t consider flights, accommodation, and food. That’s because I always, always buy way too much when I’m there. Everything’s just so different, and there are so many things available that just aren’t available in the UK, so any shopping trip whilst I’m over there basically turns into a supermarket sweep (if the supermarket were a mall, obvs). You guys know that I’m mad on make-up and beauty products, so here’s an overview…Continue Reading “HUGE Beauty Haul – USA Edition”

It’s finally here! Without a doubt my favourite month of the year! Yes the weather’s crappy and it gets dark at like 3 in the afternoon and I have to get up five minutes earlier just to de-ice my car every morning BUT, it’s Christmaaaaaaaas! I’ve always been a bit of a Christmas fanatic, although I think I’ve managed to rein it in a bit this year. I only started listening to Christmas songs in mid-November, and I’m only now starting to put up the…Continue Reading “Hey December”

Onto the second part of our trip across the pond! We flew on to Austin, the capital city of Texas, from Newark on the 7th. It’s a really short flight, and something I love is that the time on your ticket is almost always longer than the actual time of the flight, meaning that it’s way shorter than expected! I’ve been to Austin many many times in the past, as my grandma has been living there since I was eight. It’s genuinely one of my…Continue Reading “This is… Austin, TX”

Just some FYIs before I really get in to this post. Firstly, I have been to New York before, with my mum and grandma. We did an absolute ton of touristy things, and were just walking round for like 12 hours a day doing sightseeing, barely stopping to shop or eat or anything (so unlike me, I know). It was an amazing induction into New York’s sights and specialities, but this time, my boyfriend Matt and I wanted to do it differently, so that’s why…Continue Reading “This is… New York City”

I bought the Benefit Oxygen Wow foundation on recommendation from my cousin, and as it’s the only foundation she uses I thought it must be good. It retails for £26.50 on, although I actually picked this up in duty free a couple of months ago, and I’ve only just got round to really testing it out and giving it a good full day of wear. As I’m writing this, I’ve actually worn the foundation for the last three days, including today. It’s been worn from around…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Benefit Oxygen Wow Foundation”

When I saw that Space NK were getting the Champagne Collection Face palette back in stock, I just couldn’t resist! I’d umm-ed and ahh-ed about it initially but convinced myself that I didn’t need it. Of course, I still don’t need it, but I just couldn’t pass it up. And it’s so so beautiful! I can’t wait to start using this properly, but for now here are my initial thoughts and some swatches to keep you going. Everything about the look of this palette is, of…Continue Reading “JACLYN HILL x BECCA Champagne Collection Face Palette”

I did one of these posts a while back, and considering that I’ve been spending a fair bit in MAC lately (both time and money!), I thought it was time for a second instalment. MAC does so many different varieties of cosmetics that I think there’s something for everyone, but there are those few products that I think will work for basically anyone and everyone. Here are a couple more that I’ve come across on my MAC adventures! First up has to be the Mineralise…Continue Reading “MAC Cosmetics Essentials (No 2)”