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 feelunique.com, 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”

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)”

This is how I feel about the new ABH palette: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ If you were waiting for the big reveal on what my opinion was at the end, I’ve kind of ruined the surprise. Sorry not sorry! This palette is so pretty, so pigmented, and just generally impressive that I might just leave this post here…   Okay maybe not, because I really want to tell you guys about this palette! I’ve been wanting to get my hands on an ABH palette for ages, but I’ve always…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette”

Ok, so I’m super late to the party on this one. I’ve constantly heard about the Nars Tinted Moisturiser on YouTube and in blogs, but just didn’t think it was for me. Despite the fact that I love light bases, I’d previously had a tinted moisturiser which was actually coming up really dry on my skin, which put me off them for a while. However, having discovered this, I’ll be far more open to trying other tinted moisturisers in the future (at least, when I’ve…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Nars Tinted Moisturiser”

Having relatives who live in America has its upsides and downsides. Obviously I don’t get to see them very often, but I do get awesome holidays and US make-up available whenever people are visiting. I take full advantage of this, and this was kindly brought over for me a week or so ago. I know Tarte is available in the UK, but this was definitely an easier option! I also got the matching concealer of this, but I haven’t really tried that out enough yet….Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation”

I recently picked up another 5-pan Inglot eyeshadow palette, so I thought it was time I did a bit of a review for you guys on these babies. They’re absolutely gorgeous, the range of shadows is impressive, and of course it’s a build-your-own palette system (aka the Freedom System) – I find picking out the colours I want is half the fun! The first lovely lovely palette I picked out over the Christmas period, on my first trip to Westfield (it has the only Inglot…Continue Reading “DIY Palettes from Inglot”

Why I haven’t got round to doing this post yet, I really couldn’t say. We went to Brighton for the weekend as it was my birthday, so we’re talking about 6 weeks ago now! As before, this is a bit of a mash-up post, a combination of diary entry and my recommendations for what to do and where to go if you’re ever in Brighton. Read on if you’re a fan of the staycation, the weekend break, or if you’re just a bit nosy! As well…Continue Reading “This is… Brighton”

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be able to watch Sense and Sensibility being performed on stage at the Oxford Playhouse. I went with my mum and we had a lovely afternoon and evening shopping, eating, and drinking before we headed to the theatre. We ate at one of my absolute favourite places, Thaikhun. They do amazing Thai food in an eclectically decorated space, and it all makes for a unique experience. They have unusual cocktails and serve their water in…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Sense & Sensibility at the Oxford Playhouse”

Zoella’s first book follows our protagonist Penny, a shy, awkward girl who is trying her best to fit in. Based in Brighton – those who know the town will follow most of the places Penny and co go to eat – Zoella has clearly based much of the book on her own experiences. Penny is also a blogger, and from the very beginning of the book starts getting panic attacks, mirroring Zoella’s own difficulties with anxiety. The initial dynamic between Penny and her so-called friends…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Girl Online – Zoe Sugg”