February wish list 

Hello lovely people, 

I thought I’d do a little post about some products I have on my “wish list” for when I get paid at the end of the month and see if any one has them and could tell me what the products are like! 

The first thing on my list is the Zoeva rose gold 102 silk finish brush (vol 2) which is £13 I really need a new foundation brush because I’ve broke my old one and I just fancy a change from make-up sponges/beauty blenders. 



The next product on my wish list is Gerard cosmetics hydra matte liquid lipstick in the shade Everything Nice. I absolutely love liquid lipsticks and I’m always finding different brands and shades that I want! 


My third wish list product is, another liquid lipsticks, this one is Milano amore matte lip cream in the shade Adorable. 


And the final product on my wish list is Artdeco fixing powder. I’m currently using the NYX photo finish translucence powder but it’s making my face very oily and greasy so I’m looking for a new setting/finishing powder. 

 
There we have it, my wish list for February! If anyone has tried any of these products and would like to share their opinions with me before I have a massive make-up splurge, please do! Also, I’m after a new face primer and was wondering if anyone could recommend one for me? Thank you for reading my post and any suggestions or recommendations would be massively appreciated! 

Love, 

Emily x

Friction Free Shaving 

Hello lovely people, 

I haven’t posted on here for so long! I’m so sorry for my lack of activity over the last few months. With Christmas, New Year and various different things, I just kept forgetting to post which is sad because I really enjoyed updated my blog so I promise I’ll try and be better and update more often. All that being said… I thought I’d continue my blog by posting a new review. 

I’ve been searching around for a new razor for months and struggling to find one I could afford on a tight budget. I’m aware that razors might not seem “that expensive” to a lot of people, but to me, they are. The handles aren’t expensive but buying new blades can be with some refill packs, of 3/4 cartridges, costing £13-£15 ! If I could get away with it, I’d just buy a packet of those travel razors that have 1/2 blades, but because I have extremely sensitive skin and eczema, that’s not an option for me. Because of my skin, I need at least 4 blades in a razor and I can’t use blades that come with those moisturising strips attached to them, like the Olay ones, so that makes me already slim choices, even slimmer. 

I was on Facebook a few months ago and came across Friction Free Shaving, a monthly subscription service for razors – what an amazing idea! You pay £5-£7 a month and each month, you get a delivery of a razor and 4 blades. I currently pay £7 a month for the Samantha razor, which has 5 blades in each razor head. Originally, I thought I’d “give it a go” and see what happens – I wasn’t losing lots of money if I didn’t like the blades and took the chance. I’m now on my second month and absolutely love my new razor! For such a small price, I thought the razor and the heads would be plastic and really flimsy, but they aren’t. The handle feels pretty heavy and so do the blade heads. It feels so refreshing being able to change the razor head ever week and means I get a soft, cut-free, easy shave every single time which is amazing. The packaging is also really neat and small and can be posted through your letterbox, which is great if you’re not going to be in(I hate it when I miss a delivery and have to trail all the way to the post office to pick something up!).

I’ll attach some photos I took of the razor and the packaging and I would whole heartedly recommend trying Fricion Free Shaving. It’s fabulous value for money and great quality too! Thank you for reading my post and let me know if you try out FFS. 

Love, Emily x


My first trip to London!

Hello lovely people, 

I just got back from my amazing break to London with Callum and just thought I’d share what an incredible time we had and some picture I took. 

We stayed for 4 nights and visited some truly amazing places: the British museum, national history museum, Russell Square gardens, Wembley stadium, the science museum and the imperial war museum. There were so many things we wanted to squeeze in and, unfortunately, some of those things we just couldn’t fit in so are on the list for our next visit (at the very top of the list is going to see a west end show!)

We stayed at the President hotel on Russell Square – a stones throw away from the British museum and from the tube, which was fab. The hotel was gorgeous and I highly recommend it to anyone if you visit London. We also went to Wembley to see an NFL game. Although I’m not a sporty person, visiting Wembley was fantastic and the NFL game was amazing. The atmosphere was indescribable. I’ve never, ever experienced anything so atmospheric before! 

I could probably go on for ages about what we seen, what we did and how much I loved London, but that would be boring so I’ll stop there. I hope you’ve all had a lovely week and have an amazing weekend. I’ll attach some pictures on the end, in case anybody wants to have a little nosey at our trip. Thank you for reading!

Love, Emily x


Bourjois: rouge edition velvet “don’t pink of it!”

Hello lovely people, 

I hope you’re all having a lovely week and have lots of amazing plans for the weekend. This weekend is the weekend Callum and I finally go to London! We’re away for 4 nights/5 days and you’d think we were going for a 14 day meditation cruise judging by the amount I’ve packed! 

Anyway… whilst popping into Superdrug for the soul reason of picking up some hand sanitizer (a product that should cost about 80p and I came out with a total of £16.84… oops), I picked up the Bourjois: rouge velvet edition liquid lipstick in the shade “don’t pink of it!” And thoughts I’d do a first impressions post. 

The shade is pink – no surprises judging by the name! When I first applied it, I wasn’t sure as it’s a lot pinker than I’d usually go for, but after having it on for a while, I think I like it! Application was easy, but a lot of product was on the brush so there was no need to get more product from the bottle. It felt really soft and velvety and the feeling stayed whilst the lipstick dried. It doesn’t stain like a lot of other liquid lipsticks do – it does stay on but is easier to wipe of and transfers easily so this defiantly isn’t a staining liquid lipstick – but for the price of £8.99 (or two for £12 at the moment), I’m not complaining and it certainly is a good lipstick. 


And that’s it! A little first impressions blog post before my big London adventure! Have a lovely rest of the week and lovely weekend and thank you for reading!

Love, Emily x

Garnier mostiure+matte

Hello lovely people,

Another week over at work and almost another weekend over and I haven’t updated or posted for over a week, oops!

I hope you’ve had an amazing week and weekend – I’m on a two week countdown until I go away to London for 5 days with my boyfriend, Callum and I really cannot wait. Anywaaaaay, last week I was complaining to my mum about shiny/oily skin and whilst she was having a clean out she found an unused bottle/tube of Garnier moisture+matte daily moisturiser (which was/is sometimes called “moisture matte shine be gone”). She gave me it to have a go with and I must say, I really like it! It’s infused with green tea and smells so fresh – a bit like cucumber. I use it on a morning before I apply make-up, but use my usual vitamin E mosturiser on an evening. 


The moisturiser feels really light and refreshing when applied and soaks into my skin quickly. It also leaves my skin feeling soft all day and my make-up applies smoothly on top of it. In the moisture + ranges there is also moisture+protectmoisture+nourishmoisture+radiance and moisture+soft so there’s a version for all skin types, which I think is great and I’ll definatly be sure to give the others a go in the future.  

The moisture+ range claim to offer tailoired moisturiser for specific skin types for 24 hours and an amazing bonus is they’re really affordable! The moisture+ matte moisturiser is currently on offer at Boots for only £2.79!

There we are, a little review of yet another skin care product of mine. Thank you for reading and I hope you’ve enjoyed it. Have a fab week, everyone! 

Love, Emily x

Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick and general update

Hello lovely people, 

After a fabulous 6 weeks off, I went back to work on Monday and that’s why I haven’t updated my blog for a while! I haven’t had a chance to buy anything (much) new or had the chance to do a blog post until now! I hope you’re having a lovely week and this is just a little update on me and a little review on a new make-up product I bought (well, got a sample of!). 

After buying all new skin care products last week, can I just say my skin looks the best it’s ever looked in my life. It’s so soft and I have very few dark spots or imperfections and I’ve had no break outs – which is just amazing. One of the new products I bought was the Superdrug naturally radiant eye cream which I instantly fell in love with as it totally brightens up my whole eye area and I still love it for that buuuuuut unfortunately it’s not really shifting my dark circles or the fine lines I have under my eye so I’m on the hunt, still, for an eye cream that can do that job – any suggestions would be amazing, please and thank you. 

Last week I ordered some samples from feelunique which finally came yesterday and one of the samples was The Balm meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick in the shade “committed”. I was expecting to get some in a little packet but got a miniature lipstick which is so cute! I really like the colour as well and it’s super creamy and smells just like After Eights – it’s always a bonus when things smell of chocolate. After trying the sample and wearing it at work, I think I’ll defiantly be purchasing a full sized one in the near future. As I say, I love the colour and it stayed on for ages and smells amazing. 

So there we are – just a little updated and review as I haven’t done anything in ages. If anyone could recommend an eye cream that battles dark circles and fine lines, I’d be really grateful! Have an amazing rest of the week and weekend and thank you for reading. 

Love, Emily x

New make-up brushes, finally! 

Hello lovely people, 

I’ve been on the hunt for new make-up brushes for ages now. I’ve asked family and friends, looked online and rummaged around shops, feeling and testing different brands to find some I really like. I haven’t bought new make-up brushes for over a year and my current (old) ones are falling apart and just aren’t good quality anymore – so I was in good need of a whole new set of brushes. 

Most people had been recommending Real Techniques brushes but to buy a whole set was going to be quite pricey. I’m going to London next month with Callum and I’m trying to save like mad so came to the decision not to splurge on pricey brushes until I come back. That being said, I was on eBay and came across the Savisto 32 piece professional make-up brush set for £12.99 with free delivery. Now, I wasn’t expecting miracles for £12.99 for 32 brushes (that’s about 40p a brush!)but the idea is they’ll be a quick fix until I can afford “proper” brushes. 

I’ve just received the brushes today and I’m pleasantly suprised to say the least! They came in a black box with the brand logo on the front and the brushes themselves were in a black rollout faux leather bag, all individual wrapped in a plastic protector cover thing. When I opened the box and starter unwrapping the brushes, they didn’t smell nice at all. Like really cheap leather and chemicals – further investigation revealed it was the faux leather pouch (unsurprisingly with the smell) that was the culprit. I unwrapped each brush and had a bit of a play around with them – they appear to be solid with some weight to them and the brissles are really soft and haven’t fallen out when I’ve felt them with my hand. So far, I’m pretty impressed with my bargain brushes but only time will tell if they’re actually a bargain or if the price was just too good to be true. 


The only negatives so far have been the smell when unwrapping and there isn’t a leaflet or piece of paper of any kind telling me what each brush is! Some of the brushes are obviously easy to figure out, but others aren’t so I had to look on the Savisto website (they do kitchen appliances and everything!) to find out what each brush is and found a set of pictures explaining each brush. The brush set is £16.99 on the website.  (There’s a random picture of the rollup case the brushes came in because the collage didn’t work with only three pictures.)

And there we have it! My new budget make-up brushes which I will keep you updated on as I use them. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and thank you for reading. 

Love, Emily x