New In Beauty: June Edition

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I highly doubt you've failed to notice but Benefit are completely overhauling their brow products and they're definitely going to make an impact on a lot of blogger's bank balances! Brow Zings was the first ever brow product that I truly fell in love with so I definitely trust Benefit with my brows and I'm really intrigued by their brand new range. I'm a sucker for stunning packaging and these new products certainly don't disappoint in that area with their gorgeous silver shades and pink fonts. The product I'd most like to try is their new 'Ka-brow!' which is a crème gel brow colour with a built in brush - I'd definitely like to see how it compares with ABH's Dip Brow! Some familiar faces have been revamped such as Brow Zings & Gimme Brow. The full range will include the following: BROWVO! conditioning primer, goof proof brow pencil, gimme brow, precisely, my brow pencil, brow zings, ready, set, BROW!, 3D BROWtones eyebrow enhancer and finally, ka-BROW! All the products will be available from 24th June.

I've got my eye on these pretty little scents from Hawaiian Tropic. There are four body mists to choose from, each with eye-catching packaging and scents that will be perfect for summer or for reminding you of the sun on those rainy days! The four scents are 'Summer Dreams' -  passion flower, mango and musks, 'Sunkissed Dreams' -  lotus flower and sheer musks, 'Tropic Island Resort' - rain kissed orchid and pomegranate and lastly 'Golden Paradise' -  warm sand and creamy coconut. I think that Golden Paradise sounds luxurious and it's definitely on my wishlist! The body mists cost £9.99 each for 250ml and are on offer for 2 for £15.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm a big lover of Essie nail polishes. They're such fabulous quality and really do give a high-shine gel look. Essie will release a brand new range of Gel Couture nail polishes which has 25 different shades to choose from and all you need to do is add the top coat - no lamp or damaging gel nails needed! Don't expect the polishes to look like your everyday Essie bottle - these new bottles are very unique with their twisted bottle and twisted brushes too. The polishes will be released on Tuesday 1st June. I've also included a new Bare Minerals mascara which has a super skinny petite precision brush which would be perfect for picking up inner lashes and I'd love to use this on my bottom lashes too. Lastly, Benefit have released a fantastic new concealer palette which contains two shades of boi-ing, erase paste, eye bright, and lemon aid for a bargain price of £19.50.

I now wish I had everything on this list! x
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Catch Up: A Little Life Update

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Blogging.
I've been a little confused about my blog lately. Sometimes, I am full of ideas and can only dream of having more time in the day to take photos, create wishlists and of course write my posts but then other days I'm left thinking - 'but what's the point?!' Well the point is, I started this blog because I love writing and creating and this is a place where I can express myself, be appreciated for it and see lots of others work too. I certainly don't want to give up on my blog because I've worked so hard for it to finally be the way I want to be, but sometimes the doubts keep coming back. I want to try and think of unique posts like I used to be able to but I also need to stop putting pressure on myself. Sometimes as you'll know if you're a blogger yourself, you can spend a good two hours working on a post only for it to receive no comments and hardly any views. I know that we aren't here for the views. comments and followers but at the end of the day it is like a sign of appreciation for our work isn't it?! So I love popping quick comments on my favourite blogs and I'm always looking out for new ones too. I'd like to know if anyone else is feeling a little confused about their blog too, because I still can't quite put my finger on it.

My Holiday.
I recently had an amazing six nights staying in the Maldives. I am planning on putting together a post to show you more photos because it's such a beautiful place, I really want everyone to experience it once in their lives. The beach was idyllic, the sun was shining, the staff were really friendly and welcoming and I just felt the most relaxed that I have in a very long time. I wish I could have bottled it up. We stayed at the Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa hotel, where we had a beach villa which had back doors which opened on to two personal sun loungers and just a seconds walk away from the sea. I wish I was back there right now! 

My First Home.
For the past few years, my boyfriend and I have been saving up our earnings each month and we've finally got to where we wanted to be - we have had an offer accepted on our very first home. I love it so much and it was in our budget - it's a cellared house which means the kitchen and garden are downstairs, it's really quirky which is why I love it so much. It's still early days and the surveys are yet to go through so I am still preparing myself in case anything goes wrong between now and then. I won't relax and believe it's ours until the keys are in my hand!We have a lot of DIY planned (I'll be taking a back seat there!). I'm thinking of taking some before and after photos to share with you. 

Hobbies.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been keeping myself busy by making my way back through the Harry Potter series. I find them so easy to read and they completely take my mind off everything else that might be going on. I'm also planning on making a new scrapbook based on lots of things that might come in handy for my home, such as home decor ideas, tips and recipes - I need to start ripping up some magazines I think. Pinterest has been really helping me to get inspired with free printables I have found and of course loads more other tips and tricks. I've also had a few bargains on ebay this week which I'm really pleased about, I may pop them in a post too as well as some new homeware bits and bobs that I've bought. 

Hope you enjoyed catching up with me or having a general nose - I love reading these kinds of post because I'm a nosy parker! x
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Re-Reading Harry Potter.

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If you were to ask me what my favourite book was, I'd have to say any book from the Harry Potter series. Ever since I was young, I have always been a book worm what with my favourite books as a child being anything from Jacqueline Wilson and then of course I went on to Harry Potter. I think that the magic of JK Rowling's books is that they were never aimed at just children - parents loved them just as much. I remember my sister and I would both be excited to get our hands on the latest books and I still remember the day I finally picked up Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows - it was like a race against time to see how quickly I could get through it! Of course, we were then lucky enough to see the magic come alive with the eight films. 

Although I have watched each of the films countless times and read the books once, I knew that it was time for me to revisit the magic of the books. As much as I love the films and I feel they really turned Harry Potter into the phenomenon it deserves to be - I find reading books easier to understand sometimes as I can fully focus on what is going on and reading back a few pages if I get confused! I'm currently reading Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire and I've been enjoying reading it in my lunch break at work as it brings back so many memories of my childhood and allows me to get lost in the book and forget about other things for a while. I've decided that after I've finished each book, I'm going back to the film of that book to see it on the big screen yet again. I've also loved the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and I've since learnt that there will be an illustrated version of each book, so I'll definitely be collecting these over the years! 

Are you a Harry Potter fan? x 
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A Trio of Essie Nail Polishes & Diet Coke

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I have a new found love for Essie polishes. I've used them before and enjoyed using them, but this week I have been using the shade 'Cocktail Bling' which is a stunning pale grey nail polish which has given such a professional look - it honestly looks like I've had my nails done and I've gone a whole three days without a single chip - I am massively impressed! The reason I was lucky enough to try some Essie polishes is thanks to the lovely team at Diet Coke who kindly sent me some Essie goodies to promote their new offer at Boots stores. At Boots stores you can pick up a 500ml bottle of Diet Coke and one of three Essie polishes which will only cost you a total of £5.39. Don't forget to check your Boots points - you may even get them for free! You are able to choose from three different Essie polishes. These include 'Cocktail Bling' - a glossy pale grey, 'Fiji' - a creamy pale pink and 'Fishnet Stockings' - a spicy dark crème red. The offer is available in Boots stores until Tuesday 24th May. For full T&C's, click here

Will you be picking up this offer at Boots? x 
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New In Beauty: May Edition

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L'Oreal mascaras will always be my favourite make up products. I love using their False Lash Superstar which is a double ended fibre mascara which gives such good results without having to work too hard to get voluminous lashes. I also love the Miss Manga mascara, so the Miss Hippie mascara has definitely caught my eye. It's a volumising and thickening mascara which is exactly what I love and has kaleidoscope bristles for festival ready eyelashes - or everyday lashes if you're not a festival fan! 

Barry M New Releases.
Barry M have got  to be one of my favourite budget brands and they continue to impress me as they bring out more and more products that are on my wishlist. I currently love using their Sunset Daylight Curing nail polishes which are just £4.99 each and give such a professional finish, they honestly look just as good as gel nails without the damage. For their new SS16 releases, Barry M are introducing two shades of an Illuminating Strobing Cream. Strobing is all the range in the beauty industry at the moment, so I'm sure these will fly off the shelves retailing at just £4.49 each. There are also two new ranges of nail polishes including Molten Metals and  Lolly Gloss. Barry M have also released a cutely packaged 'Hide & Chic Palette' which contains five velvet powders including a bronzer, blusher and highlighter.  

As both a Disney and cosmetics fan, this palette would look absolutely perfect on my future dressing table! As I'm sure you'll have seen by now, Urban Decay have released a limited edition Alice Through The Looking Glass eye shadow palette  which is absolutely beautiful. It's such a unique design with its 3D butterfly and the shadows are arranged by characters such as Alice, The Mad Hatter, The White & Red queen and Time. 

I'm the proud owner of my first ever shower jelly! I've always loved the unique Sugar Crush scent, so when I found Soap & Glory's brand new shower jellies, I snapped one up straight away. There are two to choose from in either the classic Clean on Me scent or the gorgeous Sugar Crush. 

If you didn't manage to get your hands on a Kylie Lip Kit but are pretty keen to try a recommended product of hers, I found a brand new range of Kylie Jenner Sinful Colour nail polishes on Superdrug's website. They are completely affordable at just £3.00 each for the base shade and then you will need to purchase a top coat for just £3.00 to create a gel manicure look on a budget. This is the 'King Kylie' collection and I believe these will be available on the 1st June. 

Would you like to try any of the above products? x 



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