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Monday, 30 May 2016

The Ultimate Makeup Revolution Haul

A couple of months ago I place a massive, and probably very unnecessary Makeup Revolution order. It was over the Easter weekend, when they had their offer of a free Mystery Bag if you spent over a certain amount, which I inevitably did.

So in my massive order, I got:
  • Iconic Palettes 1 & 2
  • Matte Foundation
  • The One Foundation
  • Rose Gold Lipstick - Chauffeur
  • Amazing Eyeliner - Stardust
  • Awesome Eyeliner Felt & Kohl - 2 of these, 1 I gave to my sister as she kept saying she loved my eyeliner!
  • Awesome Metals Eye Foils - Pure Platinum
  • Pro E101 Eyeshadow Brush
  • The One Blush Stick - Dream
  • Pro Go Mini Brush Set
  • Pro Hygiene Antibacterial Brush Shampoo
  • And of course, the Mystery Bag
Ok, so now I've written it down, that seems like an awful lot. Like way too much makeup for one person. But, I haven't bought ANY makeup since, and this was at the beginning of April, so I think I'm doing ok!

I am completely addicted to eye shadow, can you tell? I now have the whole collection of Iconic Palettes and the Awesome Metals Eye Shadows, which I am yet to try out. I also think Makeup Revolution has the best eyeliners I have ever used! Also can we just appreciate the rose gold lipstick?!

As I have said many times before, blusher has got to be one of my favourite makeup products to use, I look so odd without it on! I thought I would try the Blush Sticks, and let me tell you they are a dream. I'm also nearing the end of my current foundation and since Makeup Revolution is so affordable, I thought I would buy two of theirs to try out and see if I liked them!

This is everything that I got in my Mystery Bag, I think it was very hit and miss with this and unfortunately I'm not so keen on half of it or it just isn't the right colour for me, such as Shade 9 foundation, um hello, I'm pale as. I was really excited to get the Awesome Metals eye shadow, as I now have the whole collection and also the ONE Blush Stick, I'm a sucker for blusher. I will find a use for the other products, so it's not all at a loss!

Update: I bought their Rose Gold Makeup Brushes, they're a dream if anyone was wondering, and you need to buy them.

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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Story Of My Life

So it would seem I'm writing yet another post to be like, hey I've been super busy and I just haven't had time to blog..., soz guys.

But you'll be pleased to hear, or not in some cases, I'm back this week, I've managed to sit down and write you a whole week of posts! I've organised my life a little bit more and haven't had to rush around as much which means more blogging time. Best feeling ever, ya know.

This is only a short and sweet post to say I haven't disappeared, I will be back and as a quick teaser I've got a life update coming towards the middle of the week, and Bullet Journal posts too (because obvs we all love our Bullet Journals right now and I am literally addicted).

So on that note, I'm going to leave you with a nice little quote and see you tomorrow!

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Kylie Jenner Lip Kit

I know, I know, WHY have you got a Kylie Jenner Lip Kit? But I had to see what the hype was all about! Plus, this is definitely something different for me! A beauty blog post is a rare one to find on here, but I couldn't resist but to share this one with you!

I had been looking at the Kylie Lip Kits for quite some time, I'd never had a liquid lipstick, or lip liner for that matter, I know I am an AWFUL girl, but there's a first time for everything! So when my sister said her and a friend were ordering in the next batch and did I want in? Because obviously when the postage is nearly as much as one lip kit, I couldn't help but to say YES.

I took pretty much all day trying to decide which colour I wanted, it was between Koko K and Posie K. I obviously opted for Posie K in the end. 

When it arrived, I did not expect the colour it was, it looked nothing like it did on the website! I was disappointed, and after having a bad day as it was, I was a bit annoyed I had spent so much money on a lip kit that I didn't like. 

I spoke too soon. I slept on it, and the next morning put it on. I was seriously unsure at first, it was dark and bold and nothing like I have worn before! I popped it on snapchat and twitter and the verdict was positive, everyone else liked it and I just needed some time to get used to the new colour that I wouldn't have picked up otherwise!

Needless to say, I have completely fallen in love with it, I have worn it nearly every day to work, because I need to get my money's worth

So what do I really think?
I'm still getting used to wearing the lip liner and liquid lipstick together. I do find the lipstick quite dry, once it's on your lips, it's stuck there and will last pretty much all day, which is saying something for me since I spend all day talking. So on that note, it's a winner. I wouldn't apply more throughout the day, just because it dries on as it is, if I added more then it would crumble off. Attractive or what?!

I do think this is well worth the money, and I am seriously considering buying Koko K as I'd like the more subtle colour. Who wants to chip in for shipping with me?!

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Fry's Vegetarian Blogger Challenge #2

Last week I posted about the Fry's Blogger Challenge and I'm back with my final verdict!

Just to recap, I was lucky enough to get sent a whole range of Fry's Frozen Foods* which I was challenged to eat for dinner for one week, but being ridiculously busy at the time meant that I was unable to do this! But I gave it my best shot.

I got to try:
  • Country Mushroom Pies
  • Falafel Burgers
  • Country Herb Sausages
  • Rice Protein & Chia Stir-Fry Strips
  • Soy & Flaxseed Schnitzels
  • Veggie Mince
  • Rice Protein & Chia Nuggets
I definitely have my favourites out of all of these which would have to be the Rice Protein & Chia Nuggets as mentioned in my previous post, just because they have a very similar texture to your normal chicken nuggets and while the flavour is slightly different, it does have it's similarities to nuggets which I think is why I like them!, and I also enjoyed the Veggie Mince, for the same reason of it having similar texture and flavour to Beef Mince. I made the Veggie Mince up into a classic Bolognese sauce and I couldn't tell the difference to one made with Beef Mince so I would definitely try it again!

I did enjoy the Country Mushroom Pies however I thought that there was a bit too much mushroom for my liking, I know, I know, it's a mushroom pie for goodness sake, but it would have been nice to have some more vegetables in there with the creamy sauce, which was so delicious!

I also enjoyed the Rice Protein & Chia Stir-Fry Strips, they were perfect to have with stir fried vegetables and soy sauce! And noodles of course, it's definitely something that I would have again!

I can't say I was a massive fan of the Soy & Flaxseed Schnitzels or Falafel Burgers, for me they just didn't have the taste or flavour that I wanted and I felt they were slightly bland, you would need a lot of Ketchup to go with them! However, this is just my opinion and others may find them really tasty!

For anyone who is considering going Vegetarian, then I highly recommend reading Fry's Eat Better section on their website, it is crammed full of all of the information that you could possibly need to know the best way to go Vegetarian!

It was certainly interesting eating more Vegetarian meals, and I wouldn't mind having the odd Bolognese sauce made with the Veggie Mince, however I don't think I could do it all the time! It is always good to see the alternatives that are out there for Vegetarians.

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