The Mascara Awards

Best for length: Eye Of Horus ‘Goddess’ Mascara.*
The first time I tried out this mascara, I wasn’t overly impressed. I hadn’t felt it did an awful lot to my lashes, so I cast it aside for a little while and only recently did I begin trying it out again. I’m so glad I did as the formula had thickened up slightly and I love the length it gives to my eyelashes. This is a good contender for a dupe of Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’, but if you ask me I’d go as far to say that it’s even better. I find it so hard to ‘find’ any of my eyelashes sometimes and I cant stand mascaras that aren’t just going to leave my eyelashes looking stumpy and short. The ‘Goddess’ mascara in black gives me an almost false lash effect look and doesn’t leave any clumps on those days when I go overboard when applying it. It The only problem I do have is that I wouldn’t use this mascara alone as it doesn’t give me enough volume, so I do need to add another mascara on top.
Best for volume: Rimmel Scandal’Eyes.
This is my all time favourite volumising mascara. I use this mascara in the darkest shade of ‘Extreme Black’ as always! It’s really affordable and has become an everyday mascara for me which I know I will repurchase time and time again. So, why do I love it so much? In my mascara routine, I will usually use this on top of a more lengthening product as it gives a lot of volume and ‘oomph’ to my lashes. The brush is pretty big but picks up lots of the product and I love the thickening dark black effect it gives. When this is teamed with black eyeliner I feel it’s at its best. Despite the brush being pretty hefty, it’s easy to apply to the bottom lashes and makes them look a lot more prominent. It does have a tendency to clump if too much is used in one go, so I do try to keep it to a minimum. It’s a pretty thick formula regardless so you don’t need an awful lot.
Best for both: Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara.
That was a mouthful wasn’t it? I first tried this little beauty when I received a free sample from a website offering free samples of this mascara around a year ago and we were then reunited when I received another teeny tiny free sample with my Boots purchase. As you can guess, it’s pretty pricey so I was really pleased with a freebie! The mascara is amazing at giving both length and volume. This is the only mascara I can actually say is perfect to use alone, there’s no need to add any extra volume on top. It builds up good length, separates the lashes and volumises both my upper and lower lashes.
Best for bottom lashes: Maybelline ‘Great Lash’.
My mum gave me this mascara in a little gift set for Christmas and I have recently been trying it out. This mascara is a beauty classic which is very popular over in America. The brush is pretty slim and I haven’t quite found that this works amazingly on my upper lashes just yet. This is my top go to mascara for applying to my bottom lashes as bigger brushes can make it hard to pick up those teeny tiny bottom lashes which are hiding away. As the brush is smaller, it’s perfect for catching the smallest of lower lashes and gives good volume too.
What’s your favourite mascara? x

Themed Wishlist #24: Easter

Seeing as it’s Easter Sunday just next week, I thought I’d pop up my Easter themed wish list to get us in the mood! I have fond memories of Easter due to the annual Easter Egg Hunt at my grandparents house. As you know I can’t resist making my wish lists, so for today’s I’ve put together pretty much anything you need to have a happy Easter – chocolate first of course, followed by decorations, pastel nails, candles and bunny shaped crumpets. Yes, bunny shaped crumpets. Consider yourself pre-warned to get yours in time for Sunday, although of course you may have to consume before then, just for testing purposes!

How To Get Loads Of Freebies

If you’re like most people, you’re probably wondering how you can get freebies and more freebies. Well, the best way to get a bunch of freebies the size of Mt. Everest is to spend websites that are dedicated to giving away free stuff on the Internet.

Or you could also sign up with websites that find all the free offers found on the Internet and publish them on their website. We’re talking about websites like Free Stuff World like others. These websites don’t just offer free stuff, they also offer free samples, competitions and so much more. You should search for these websites and check out the homepage for all the newest stuff that is free.

If there’s a freebie you like, apply to receive. Get all of the complimentary stuff and have them delivered to your own door. If you’re like more people, you’re probably wondering, “Why do businesses like to give away free stuff?”

Giving away free samples and freebies is a business tactic that actually attracts more and more customers, contributing to the bottom line of the business that’s giving them away. But really now, who does not want freebies? Everyone loves free stuff, and businesses know that giving you a taste of their goods will make you go for their product.

Occasionally, freebie campaigns last awhile, but the entire duration really depends on the number of free samples they’re giving away. I you want to use free these free websites, you need to sign up with them. Don’t worry about your privacy, your details won’t ever be passed onto another company or any other person.

Because your email might be flooded with many, many offers, consider creating another email account for freebies and other offers. This can keep your main inbox clear, and you also will be able to instantly see the companies that are giving away freebies and making new offers.
Keep a watch on the Terms and Conditions and consider checking and unchecking some options.

Most of the websites that offer freebies haven’t been around long. Most of them were established in May 2010. But these websites have been good enough to gather all the freebies available on the Internet. While most of the freebies are for consumer goods, you can actually get free travel, free accommodations, and other free things. Here’s how you can get them.

Defeat the tax increase by travelling by automobile, and prevent extortionate train fares. Road trips are enjoyable but you can travel the road for free by signing up with websites like and FreeWheelerscom. Some people to will ask you to chip in for petrol but will offer you a spare seat in the vehicle.

Budget not enough for a vacation? Get home accommodations free of charge by swapping your house with another family. Love House Swap and Homelink International provide you with the possibility to search through properties and swap your house for another – wherever you may be on the planet.

Top Five Beauty Instagram Accounts To Follow

‘Feeluniquebeauty’ – Feel Unique is one of my favourite beauty websites to shop from as they always have exclusive brands and products perfect for any beauty lover. I love keeping up to date with their latest additions, favourite picks and tips. They also have some amazing photography setups, perfect for finding inspiration.
‘Escentual’ – I love browsing Escentual’s website as they have stunning brands such as Elie Saab, Chloe, Guerlain and lots more for me to drool over. I love following on Instagram to get my fix of all things high end beauty as well the odd cute Moschino teddy bear!
‘thesundaygirluk’ – The Sunday Girl is my favourite beauty blog of all time. Adrienne puts so much hard work into her blog, posting over three times a day and I love to keep updated. When I haven’t got time to catch up on her newest blog posts, I’ll keep updated on Instagram instead to see any new releases.
‘ctilburymakeup’ – If you’re a beauty lover, chances are you wont need me to introduce you to Charlotte Tilbury. I’ve never tried any of her products thanks to the hefty price tag, so I get my fix on Instagram instead! Makeup artist to massive celebrities, I think Charlotte’s an inspirational makeup artist.

‘bourjoisuk’ – Last but not least, it’s Bourjois. There’s lots of Bourjois products that I’d love to try and they’re showcasing some cute pastels ready for spring! I love keeping up to date with their products and with over 50,000 followers it looks like it’s not just me!

Do you have any favourite Instagram accounts?

Joules ‘The Big Bag Theory’ Review

Firstly, what an amazing name for a bag! I’m a fan of the The Big Bang Theory show (though not quite as big a fan as my sister -or my dad actually who may be reading this) so I think Joules have done really well with coming up with such a quirky title. I’ve never tried anything from Joules before, even though i have admired the brand, so I was really excited to try this out. As you can see, the bag itself is a hold all bag which is pretty massive and can pretty much fit anything into! If you’ve got any clutter around the house you could pop your books and magazines in here and it would still look gorgeous thanks to the stunning design of the bag! It’s really up to you what you use the bag for, i think I’ll use it as a shopper as it’s really sturdy and won’t break in my hand like those pesky cheap carriers. Plus, this is much more stylish!

The design of the bag is called ‘Sky Blue Peony’ and it’s just my type. I love the pastel blue shade, with the pretty floral patterns along with a simple pink handle, finished off with the Joules logo. The bag is available in three other designs of ‘Spring Green Dash’, ‘Pink Wildflower’ and ‘Blue Zig Zag’ but this pattern is definitely my favorite.

Best Of The Beauty Competitions #4


Fancy winning a massive range of Kiss The Moon products? It’s full of pampering essentials such as bath and face oils. All you need to do is enter your details!


Have you been eyeing up the new spring DKNY fragrances? I know I have! To win all three fragrances, you need to follow @ukglam on Instagram and tag a picture that makes you happy using the hashtag #DKNYDELIGHTS. Don’t forget to tag them too.


Yours are giving away a massive beauty bundle including this mascara as well as a Charlotte Tilbury palette and brands such as MAC, Philosophy, Chanel and Bourjois. Simply enter your details.


You’ve seen the hype of Rollerlash, so why not try and win yourself your own full sized mascara?


Another massive beauty bundle is up for grabs thanks to Tatler’s Beauty Awards. As well as Chloe’s Love Story perfume, you can win lots of other high end treats.


To win a year’s subscription to Look Fantastic’s beauty box, simply enter your details.


I don’t tend to include blogger giveaways here but this one is too good to miss! Stephanie is giving away a MAC Royal Ball Cinderella lipstick over on her blog.

Good Luck!

A New Love For Pinterest & A Disney Wedding

I have a confession. I have a boyfriend of three and a half years, I’m not engaged but I have had way too much fun creating a whole new Pinterest board – and it’s Disney wedding themed. Luckily he doesn’t read my blog as if he did he may very well run for the hills, but in my defence it’s all about inspiration and I’m not hurting anyone after all! I recently saw a quote that pretty much sums up Pinterest and gave me a good giggle – “Pinterest is where women go to plan imaginary weddings, dress children that don’t exist, decorate houses they can’t afford to buy and make way too many outfits” – I’m afraid to say it certainly looks like I fall into that category! I just wanted to write this post to show you a few stunning photos I have found for my future wedding (ahem) and I also love finding home ware items and décor ideas that I can store away safely until I finally get my own place. Pinterest seems to me like a place where I can just get lost in beautiful images and create boards and boards of pretty little things. So, without further ado, if you haven’t found yourself on Pinterest just yet, I recommend you create an account and get lost in the images!

Blogging Is Not A Competition

I think this post has been brewing up inside me for a good while now. I’ve spoken before about the negatives of blogging but I think for this post, I need to focus on the positives. There is always going to be somebody out there who is better than you, bigger than you and more successful. Does that make you any less successful? Absolutely not. When it comes to blogging, I feel I have come a long way since last February. Blogging has turned into a hobby that I devote a lot of my spare time to and that is purely because I love it, it gives me confidence and I feel like I am finally good at something I enjoy. I’ve never been one for hobbies except for reading, so I feel very happy that I’ve stuck to blogging for so long and I have no plans to stop for a long time – I wonder if when we’re all OAP’s, whether we’ll still be talking about the latest lipsticks?! It certainly wouldn’t surprise me!
With this in mind, why do I sometimes find myself feeling fed up with my blog and as if I’m not good enough. We are all good enough. It doesn’t matter how many followers you have, whether your pictures aren’t quite up to your own standards yet (will they ever be?!) – you are who you are, so be proud of it. A good few times I have felt down about my blog and wished I could be more ‘successful’ – I hope you know I’m just trying to be honest and not trying to tell anyone how to feel. Success is different to everybody. Just because someone has more comments, more posts, more followers on Instagram – why does that mean they are more successful than you? It doesn’t. As you know, blogging takes up a lot of time, taking the photos, reviewing products, writing the post and then promoting – it’s not exactly a quick fix but we do it because we love it. When I started blogging, I didn’t expect more than five people to even stumble upon it unexpectedly before clicking off in a rush. Without bragging, I do feel I have come far, I have had some lovely opportunities and it is so good to meet and chat to other bloggers who have the same interests as me.
So, in a nutshell, I just wanted to remind myself and you that we are successful in our own ways. We don’t have to be raking in the cash from our blogs or always sitting at the top page of the Bloglovin popular posts – each new post you publish is a success. I hope I don’t sound completely soppy, although I have a feeling I might have done just that! I am also taking a pledge to stop taking blogging so seriously. It is my favourite hobby of all time and I feel so pleased each time I get a new comment on a post, so I am only focusing on the positives. I certainly didn’t start blogging to be comparing myself to other blogs – I started because I love writing and I love beauty products. If you’ve made it to the end, thank you, I’ll be quiet now!
Do you ever find yourself comparing your blog?

The Prettiest Bird Shirt I Ever Did See

Who doesn’t love bird print?! Well, my mum doesn’t as she thinks it’s bad luck .. I disagree so I’m hoping you’re going to agree with me when I say that this shirt is just so cute, feminine and all over pretty! I was recently lucky enough to receive this Barbour shirt for the purpose of reviewing my blog and it’s perfect. As you can see, the shirt is long sleeved, with a collar and buttons, with the bird print covering the cream shirt. What I love about a shirt is that you can either dress it up or dress it down. As you can see above, I decided to wear my favourite simple outfit – navy jeggings, black vest top and a cute shirt to add some colour to the outfit! The shirt is 100% cotton and is super comfy to wear – the only problem I do have is that it’s pretty hard to iron! The Bird Print shirt is available on sale for £34.49 from PSYCHE.

Do you like the shirt? Or would it not be your choice?

Dolly’s Mixtures Pina Colada Shower Gel

I have a brand new love in my life and it comes in the form of a Pina Colada shower gel. Seriously, it just smells so so good! I first spotted the cute little dinky shower gels from Dolly’s Mixtures over on Instagram, did a little digging and soon found out that Dolly’s Mixtures are stocked at Asda – yay! A few days later I was off on a little bargain shopping trip and headed straight to the toiletry aisle (as if I needed an excuse?!). I know it’s sad but I couldn’t help but get excited when I discovered the Dolly’s Mixtures range staring back at me – cute vintage styled dinky bottles with an array of different scents – and you haven’t heard the best yet – only £1 each! I decided not to go too crazy and pick up all the shower gels at once, so I had a quick sniff of each and decided that Pina Colada was my favourite!

As I’m sure you are aware, Pina Colada is a very popular cocktail which reminds me of being on a sun kissed holiday, watching the hotel entertainment at night and sipping my Pina Colada! (Is it just me or are cocktails seriously stronger abroad?!). The shower gel is a creamy and thick formula which lathers up well, smells beautiful and I only need to use a small amount each time. I love the packaging of the Dolly’s Mixtures bottles, not to mention their quirky name – although googling it can take a while to scroll through all the dolly mixture sweets images! If I was to be very picky, the only negative I can find is that I’d prefer if the bottles were a little larger as they are quite dinky at 300ml, but the scent and packaging wins me over. You can also find Dolly’s Mixtures in different varieties of ‘Lemon Bon Bon’, ‘Rhubarb & Custard’, ‘Vanilla Cupcake’, ‘Lime Mojito’ ‘Candy Floss’, ‘Strawberry Daiquiri’, ‘Bucks Fizz’ and ‘Red Velvet Cupcake’ – I’m in shower gel heaven!

Have you spotted Dolly’s Mixtures yet?