Friday, 28 November 2014

Makeup Haul

Ok so here is yet another haul
Sadly my last one, but lets make it a good one shall we?

Theres a mix of high street and high end.
Now officially owning my first Nars products (yay)
And possibly the start of a expensive addiction (boo)

Naked palette: I've owned this before and mine was far too grotty and ugly to be shown to the public and i felt like i needed a new one and behold my new naked palette. I love Urban Decay, one of my favourites, and I'm sure I'm not the only one raving about this palette, it is beautiful and perfect for everyone and something about a new product that gets you all tingly inside when you pick it up.

Nars Laguna Bronzer: Ok this was my first Nars product and i heard wonderful things about this, its a perfect shade for even my pale skin and makes a lovely bronzer and a gorgeous contour shade.

KIKO Shadow Stick in 05: I love a good shadow stick from kiko and i fell in love, its a lovely rosy brown and is a gorgeous quick colour all over the lid then blended out and i love it for this time of the year.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creamy Beige: I have wanted to get my hands on the leather effect forever and finally they've brought two shades out to the UK and i love this, its really creamy and matte and makes a good base colour.

Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer: I brought into the hype of this cult favourite after seeing endless amounts of people raving, so i thought hey why not, i doubt i need to say but this is probably in battle with Mac pro long for top place in my makeup, it sinks into your skin lovely and gives a good coverage and makes you all pretty and glowy.

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara: I suffer from pretty much non existent bottom lashes so i decided i need this in my life and now i can't live without it, it actually gives me lashes and is going to be featured in a post soon (cheeky hint)

Benefit Gimme Brow: I've got lazy with my brows and after the Maybelline dupe didn't cut it and was brush was too big for my brows. I needed to go to the professional of the brows Benefit, i love running this through my brows on lazy days and they make them look fuller in seconds.

Rimmel Clear Brow Gel: Ok another brow product, but i brought this to set my brows in place for a long day when i decide to be adventurous and powder my brows in. It does the job for a super cheap price.

Rimmel 1000 Kisses in Tiramisu: I saw someone with this all over the lip and thought it looked beautiful but alas it was always out of stock until i wondered in there it was screaming buy me. Now its time for a sad story, i misplaced Tiramisu and now eagerly waiting to him to come back in stock.

Mac Fast Play: Being honest this was the best mistake i ever made, i done a misclick on Debenhams and got this instead of Rebel and fell in love its a lovely pinky dark nude and it goes hand in hand with the Tiramisu liner. My go-to look for sure.

Ok that is it for the makeup haul, although i may have already started collecting for the next haul, oops. 

Normally i do favourites on the last Saturday, but i wanted to get the hauls out the way as it's been a couple of weeks, so a good old monthly favourites will be up next week!

Whats your favourite product?
Lemme know, Summa x

Monday, 24 November 2014

Lush Haul

Ok yay
My all time favourite thing ever.
Even better LUSH at Christmas time

Magic Wand Bubble Bar: Not only do i love the bells and have great fun making sweet sweet music in the bath, but this is snow fairy scented and all sure you know what delight that is to your nose, a sweet candy almost gonna eat it scent.

Yog Nog Soap: Hard soap is unheard of in my life until i smelt this and just had to have it. It smells like christmas spices and although i do drop it a few times, i love washing with this, i feel like Santa will buy me more presents because i smell this good.

Northern Lights Bath Bomb: This is a floral smell, and although i prefer smelling like a candy shop, i loved this because its like a firework, i was bathing in a firework.

Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt: I'm not usually a fan of the glitter but i brought this as i wanted a little bit of bath melting in my life and I'm trying really hard to think of what scent this is similar too but i can't think, its fruity but i feel like theres a little bit of lavender like if you sniff hard enough you'll get a bit.
Golden Wonder Bath Bomb: Theres no doubt about it, this is a fruity scent and looks beautiful and if you can see a bit of gold wore off and revealed a magical blue bath! Am i the only one who didn't see this coming? Probably.

Father Christmas Bath Bomb: Ok this is snow fairy but whereas the Magic Ward is really sweet like the shower gel this one is a lighter snow fairy but I'm not sure if my nose is a bit messed up from all these scents but it smells a tiny bit nutty, like coconut maybe? Just me?

Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb: Best till late, oh my god guys i can't tell you how in love i am with this, its like no scent I've ever smelt before, when i smell this my nose literally jumps up and down with joy. Like my favourite is Twilight and this is similar smell but just 10x's better.

As much as i wish this haul was twice the size, alas it isn't and this post has come to a end.

Whats your favourite Christmas Lush item?
Lemme know, Summa x

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Becky from Beauty Under the Sea. Thank you by the way Becky! It was so nice to be nominated and especially from Becky as i do love her blog.

Here are the rules:
1. Link back to the person that nominated you.
2. Answer the questions given by the nominator.
3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
4: Create 11 questions for the nominees.
5: Notify all nominees via social media/ blog.

Ok so now that's out the way..

Becky's questions:
1. If you could re-live any moment in your life, what would it be?
Going to be a child and say it would be Disney World Paris, I absolutely love Disney and theme parks, so it killed two birds with one stone, another factor of why I would want to go back is that I was 10 and got Goofy's autograph (claim to fame?)
2. What song could you listen to on repeat, and not get tired of?
Defying Gravity: Wicked.
3. What did you initially think when your blog started growing? 
My blog is still small, but when i hit 50 followers, i may of got a bit too happy and rewarded myself with a trip to Lush.
4. If you could only pick one beauty item to take with you on vacation, what would you take? 
I would of said Urban Decay: Naked Flushed, but alas i accidentally broke it the other day, I'd be lying if I said I didn't tear up.
5. Did you think you would be where you are today a year ago? 
Yes and no, I never thought I'd actually start a blog and it was always just a bit of a day dream, but other than that besides a few bumps in the road, pretty much the same.
6. What are you most looking forward to in this next year?
The summer. Now I don't have to slave my life away in the summer time, I'm looking forward to being a teenager, going on holiday, festivals and just lazing around.
7. Your at the movies, what is your must-have snack to have?
I'm a drink person more than a food person, I'd love a Ben and Jerry's milkshake but if the tango ice blast machine is working, I'll be on that.
8. Have you ever thought about starting your own YouTube channel? If you have one already, what motivated you to start it?
I have, I thought of it before starting a blog, but I don't think I'm quite ready to do that and I'm far too unphotogenic.
9. What is your favorite quality about yourself? 
I found this question actually really hard (oh) but I don't want to big myself up or anything, but I get told I'm funny, so I'll go with that.
10. What motivates you to write a blog post?
It could be a video or blog I read or it'll be something really random, like it'll pop in my head and I'll write it in my book, but I normally use a fresh idea or I pick whatever idea I fancy.
11. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Sephora. Is that bad but it's literally like all I think about, why oh why was I born in England.

I don't have 11 blogs that I follow under 200 but I keep it under 500 (oops)

My questions for you are:
1. Who is your favourite youtuber and why?
2. Do you have anything to look forward to in the near future and what is it?
3. What's one thing you do to relax?
4. Top 3 nail varnishes brand and colour?
5. Makeup product you couldn't live without?
6. Tea or coffee?
7. Whats your most used app on your phone?
8. Whats your favourite to candle to burn?
9. What do you prefer morning routine or evening routines?
10. Favourite thing about blogging?
11. One meal for the rest of your life, what is it?

Looking forward to reading your posts!
Thanks again for the nomination Becky

Hope you liked this post
Lemme know, Summa x

Friday, 21 November 2014

Clothing & Candle Haul

Haul time!
Part one of three (yay)

Quite a small one but hey ho.

So I'm really bad at photography can you tell? Most likely.

Anyway from the left to the right;

I thought it was time for me to invest in a simple black dress and this one was only £8.99 from Newlook and had a cute little zip at the back which just added a nice touch.

I brought a burgundy turtle neck jumper from Topshop as it's far too cold to not invest in one although it was £30 it was still worth it so warm and soft.

I saw this and was just like mermaid, ok I don't need another crop top but I love this and I feel like its Christmasy so I guess that's an acceptable excuse.

This is my favourite, I couldn't get over how much i'm inlove with this and for £34 pound it just had to come home with me, i've worn this so much already opps.

I gave into the capes didn't I this one is from Newlook for £19.99 but that's the price for a scarf these days and its suitable for this weather with a black sleeve top.

These shoes are heaven although the 5 is too big and 4 too small so I have to wear a few pairs of socks but wow. The only down side is that they are velvet so you have to avoid the rain

On to the sweeter side of this haul.
I found a yankee shop and after a good hour smelling each candle i thought i deserved two candles.
The chocolate layer cake is insane, although it makes me hungry it smells like happiness, and the scent is so strong that you don't even need to light it to smell the goodness.
Christmas memories i can only imagine smelling like a kitchen in a good old American Christmas film, it smells like cinnamon and gingerbread and it just works so well rather than the two scents separately.
If you walk past a yankee shop give these beauties a smell

I picked these up for Christmas decor but then i smelt them and i actually loved the scent and was really impressed for the price (£1.50!) and the appearance.
They nailed it really, it has a sweet cinnamon smell, im not sure how they burn but i cant wait till December nights cuddled up with netflix and these lit. 

Ok thats it for the haul, i thought i'd get the unbeauty related one out the way first.

So look out at the weekend for part two and three!

Hope you liked this haul
Lemme know, Summa x

Thursday, 13 November 2014


This is just a really casual everyday look.
But maybe just a little bit more than everyday.
Get me?

If you'd look past the towel dress, it'll be fine

First I applied my foundation Revlon colour stay in buff mixed with YSL fusion foundation in B10 using a flat kabuki brush. For concealing under eye and blemishes I used Mac Prolong Concealer in NW15. Bronzing with Soap and Glory Solar Powder, contouring with Benefit Hoola and both the highlight and blush are from Urban Decay Flushed in Native, the highlight in there is insane and my favourite!

For brows I used the wax end of Soap and Glory Archery in brownie points. I used the Maybelline colour tattoo in creamy beige all over my lid and blended into my crease just using my fingers I tried to link it down below but online it isn't available but pop into your local stores and I'm sure it'll be there. I decided on a feline eye using my trusty Soap and Glory supercat eyeliner. My new favourite mascara Urban Decay Perversion, it really makes your lashes 10x better especially if you have little ones like e, I  have really small bottom lashes I use Benefit they're real as the Perversion brush is big.

For my lips i used Rimmel 1000 kisses lip liner in Tiramisu and put it all over my lip, i love this pencil its such a long lasting cheap liner and i love the shade

After writing this post, I've realised that Soap and Glory pops up a lot in my makeup routines but oh well.

Products used:

Hope you guys liked this post
Lemme know, Summa x

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Spot Cleaning Brushes

I'm so lazy when it comes to cleaning brushes.
And I'm not going to lie to you, I mostly spot clean instead of that full on finger wrinkling wash which means you cannot use the brushes until the next day.

I'm sure you all know how to do this, but if  you was a newbie like me I wasted after the bottle on doing it wrong.

So sometimes i like to have the 'dirty brush pot' which are full of brushes like below who need a good scrubbing.
And to my disappointment was quite a lot.

Then all you need is the brush solution, some paper towels and of course your brushes, you may also want an empty pot to put your clean brushes into because its so satisfying seeing them clean brushes.
If anyone has a cheap solution for brushes lemme know.

Then just pour a bit of solution on the paper towel swirl your brush around, and pretty sure you'll have a little piece of artwork on every towel, then pop the clean brush into the 'clean pot' and keep going.

Then here is the most satisfying part, a pot of clean brushes.
I don't think there is anything more rewarding than this.

The good thing about spot cleaning is that the brushes dry super quick and you can 10 minutes after.

Well I hope this has gave you a better idea on how to spot clean, although you probably already knew but heyho.

On a exciting note, the last of my haul arrived today, which means I can now upload my 3 part haul.
Which will be uploaded next weekend if not sooner.

Got any brush tips?
Lemme know, Summa x

Saturday, 1 November 2014

October Favourites

Happy November!

So my original plan this week was to post everyday and it all be rainbows and unicorns, alas in reality my imac broke just after I done the 'work motivation' post, clearly he didn't fall for it and decided to be taken away for a week.
Which is disappointing as I have a couple of hauls I need to put up, but don't worry buttercups, they will be up within the next couple of weeks.

Anyway onto the point, favourites. 

So once again it hasn't been the most fun packed adventurous month, but I feel like November will be.

Bourjois Nail polish remover: This stuff is like beautiful singing in the back of my head like 'aaaaah' in a perfect tone, I avoid painting my nails due to the fact I have every chip prone nails and it was always a task painting it to remove it again and this wow, you just dip your finger in give it a twist and boom the polish is gone.

Lady 1 million: I got this for my birthday and I wasn't ready to give up Marc Jacobs Daisy quite then and during October, I'm like daisy who? I'll attempt to describe the smell by spraying it several times and just being amazed, I find it quite fruity yet floral, but seriously give it a sniff.

Lush Popcorn Lip Scrub: I brought this a while back (mostly for its insane smell) and I never really reached for it but this month I've been wearing matte shades and lip liners and my lips have be dry and I like to scrub my lips and then put on my favourite lip balm.

Balmi Strawberry Lip Balm: Another one of those buy it and put it aside for a rainy day, and oh man as soon as I opened it I knew why I brought it, the smell is gorgeous and me and this little balmi have been though a lot, but I love the smell, I love the shape, I love what it does to my lips, LOVE.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer: I've loved this for many months and since I've hit pan, yes I hit pan that's when you know its love, I've just been that little more in love with it, its perfect for any skin type even my ivory skin, it makes your cheek bones like boom, and I need to rebuy now!

Soap & Glory Archery: Another one of those that I've loved for a long time, but since rebuying a new one and its freshness, I just cant put it down, I use both ends depending on my eyebrow status, but lately the wax end is the one for me, but I may of brought the new Soap & Glory Archery, so lets see who ends up on top? I see a battle in the future.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer: This is my 'special' concealer as I dread the day it comes to a end as I have a long list of concealers I want to try, so I use this on days that I really want to look amazing, this is perfect for under the eyes and blemishes.

Baking: This month I have been baking a lot, mostly unhealthy, such as cakes, brownies, cookies, cupcakes. My personal favourite this month was recreating Tanya Burrs Oreo cupcakes and oh my goodness, seriously you need to bake these. So yummy.

That's it for my months favourites, as soon as my mac has been returned I will start putting up posts, as I don't think I can keep these in the bag must longer.
This blogging from anothers laptop hasn't been a fan of mine, pray for my mac guys.

Hope you liked this post
Lemme know, Summa x