My summer reading πŸ’•πŸ’•

  

I absolutely love reading. I will read pretty much about anything, but with the children it’s hard to find the time! By the kids bedtime I’m usually exhausted and although reading sometimes helps me wind down, I usually find myself sticking a film on most nights and getting into bed! 

But I’m determined this summer to read more instead of watching movies every night. 

So here’s a few that I’ve bought recently: 

Grey – E.L James 

The 4th book in the Fifty shades of Grey series. But this time told by Christians perspective. I’m really looking forward to this book. I loved the trilogy and I really think this book will help readers identify with Christian more. It’s on my bedside table.. Ready and waiting! 

 

Down the Rabbit hole – Holly Maddison 

(Pre order from Amazon) 

Still currently waiting for this to be released but I have pre ordered it. I really enjoyed the TV programme ‘The girls next door’. I know that Holly has disclosed quite a bit in this book, which is why I’m intrigued to read it!  Not usually my type of book, but sometimes the odd few pop up which end up being on my must read list. 

  

Nothing but the truth – Vicky Pattinson  

Again not usually my type of book, however I love Geordie shore (I know, I just cringed a bit too) and I really love Vicky. So I felt like I bought it more out of love for her more than the love of the actual book! 

 
Darkness tell us – Richard Laymon

My book shelf is full of unread Richard Laymon books and I’m slowly working my way through them. I love his style of writing, in fact I basically haven’t read a bad book of his yet. Everything about his books keep me hooked and wanting to continue reading till the early hours. 

  
So that’s my reading list currently for summer! What books are you reading at the moment? I’m always looking for new recommendations xx

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My everyday Makeup

  

Firstly let me start with how much I love my little acrylic makeup storage box. I wanted to order one to see what they were like. It was Β£10.99 from eBay. I will be buying a couple more plus some of the larger storage drawers! 

In this set is just my daily makeup with a few changeovers amongst it, like different lipsticks/liners, compact powders and primer. But below is basically my staples currently. 

My base: 

Most days I use the Maybelline Baby skin as a primer. I love how smooth and soft it makes my skin feel. As well as filling in any empty pours on my forehead and giving my face a level base for applying my foundation. 

I currently mix 2 foundations (I have a habit of doing this for better coverage). I use Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin with a drop or 2 of the Max Faxtor skin luminizer to give myself a fresher, brighter base.  As you can tell I’m nearly finished them. I’m hoping to try EstΓ©e Lauder double wear next.  

Concealer: 

I have always used the same product for concealing. I doubt I will ever change because I love it so much and it works perfectly on my skin.  I use the Max Factor Pan stick. It’s great for under my eyes and has great coverage for face demons!  

 

Contour and highlight: 

Cant begin to tell you how much I love Sleek makeup at the minute. I’ve started to develop a bit of an obsession. And the best thing about it? It’s cheap!! Currently for contouring and highlighting I’m using the Sleek face contour powder kit in medium. And for highlighting I’m using the Sleek highlighting palette in shade Prescious metals alongside YSL TouchΓ© Γ‰clat. Gives my face a lovely golden shimmer which is perfect for the summer! 

Bronzer and Blush: 

I’m not a huge fan of Soap and Glory products. However I do love their bronzer Salon powder and Love at first blush. 

The salon powder is light enough to wear as my powder base underneath my contour. Which is why I love it so much as I’m not a big user of powder. 

The Love at first blush is perfect shades of pink, which looks lovely lightly dusted on my cheek bones after I’ve done my highlighting. 

 

Lips: 

I love my NYX lip liner in shade EVER 828. I can basically wear it with any of my nude lip colours. Currently the 3 lipsticks I wear the most are the Sleek Matte Me in shade Birthday suit, this is more like a lip paint and it dries super quick. Mac lipstick in shade Faux (looks lovely paired with the NYX liner) it makes my lips look lovely and full. And then the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in shade Milkshake. This is super light and It doesn’t dry as quick as the sleek one. I have to use a blotter if I’m in a rush. But it is a lovely colour and I love anything Matte. 

  

Eyes: 

I know what you’re thinking. Why does she not have any eye shadows?? Well I do own them, but I don’t wear any. I just don’t like how my eyes look with shadow on. More than likely because I’m doing it wrong. But I’ve watched many a tutorial and just can’t seem to get it!! 

So currently all I use is the Maybelline The Rocket mascara in black. This has been my favourite mascara so far (I change every time I run out). Gives lots of volume but without making them look clumpy! 

And I’m using the Sooty black liner by Pop beauty which I got in my April Glossy box. I love this liner, it doesn’t smudge and it’s a soft pencil so goes on super easy.    

 

Eyebrows: 

I get my eyebrows waxed and tinted every 4 weeks, sometimes longer because I struggle to find the time when Sean’s off work. But you know what tinting is like, it doesn’t last that long and I still like to add a bit more shape and colour. I stumbled across this product in the airport on the way to Ibiza. I grabbed it because it was cheap and they didn’t have the NYX one that i had wanted. It was Β£2.99. And I absolutely love it! It comes with a double ended brush and a clear gel mascara to set it. I couldn’t ask for anything more really. It has black, medium brown and then a lighter one for blondes. It goes on really easy and shapes them beautifully.  

    So that’s my daily get up! It might seem like a lot but honestly it’s really not. I really enjoy makeup. And I’m always looking for new things to add to my wish list to review!  

  


Thanks for reading and comment below if you have any favourites that you always wear? Or if you use any of these products and what you think of them. 

Xxx πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

My favourite perfumesΒ 

  

I’ve very nearly finished all my perfumes and I’m looking for some new ones to try (and pop on my Christmas list). So I thought I would do a quick list of my favourites. These are the ones I have consistently used for years now, some of them have even been discontinued now, I hate it when that happens! 

Agent Provocateur 

I used to pay quite a lot of money for this, but I’ve managed to find a perfume outlet on eBay that usually retails it for around Β£35 for 100ml. I generally wear this on special occasions or nights out. 

 Agent Provocateur is the signature fragrance of the company.  Its sharp, very intensive and very provocative scent has become a modern classic. My Grandma was who first introduced me to it around 15 years ago. It combines Indian saffron, coriander from Russia, Egyptian Jasmine and Vetivert from Haiti among other exotic elements. It is wonderfully placed in a pink porcelain bottle in the shape of an egg, tied with a ribbon to finish it off. 

Although this fragrance may seem quite strong when first sprayed, the after scent it leaves is much more floral with a hint of musk. 

This is my absolute favourite perfume, and I will always have a bottle of it on my dressing table for as long as they continue to make it.  

 

Angel by Theirry Mugler

I haven’t met many people that don’t like Angel, but I have met people that have said it smells different on me then it does them. My Grandma being one of them. This is one of the only perfumes I’ve found to last all day. The scent make weaken slightly but it doesn’t leave. 

It’s a scent that cannot be confused for another. You would know the scent if someone wearing it was too walk past. 

I generally wear this in the winter, it strikes me as a winter scent, I’m not sure why. Maybe because it’s warm and inviting. I personally think it smells like Patchouli and jasmine to begin with then it has a chocolate and vanilla undertone when it weakens a bit. But that’s how it smells on me, you may think different!  

 


Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture 

Pretty and girly! Flowers, flowers, more flowers and then maybe a touch of sandlewood. This is my everyday fragrance at the moment. It’s the first time I’ve bought it, it’s never one I really thought I would like. We were in duty free on the way back from Amsterdam, with some cash leftover and this was on offer for Β£20 for 100ml. I couldn’t say no really. 

It’s lovely and light, but I find the scent doesn’t last long on me at all. It’s a really floral smell, that turns into a vanilla cupcake scent. 

I won’t buy this again for the reason that the scent doesn’t last. 

  


Light Blue by Dolce and Gabanna 

I LOVE this perfume. It was the first bottle I bought with my own money. I’ve been wearing it since my early teens, this is another one that I will always have until they no longer make it. 

Another one that’s quite floral but i like to wear it daily (my bottles nearly out). It’s casual and breezy. It’s most deffo my chosen summer scent. 

It smells citrusy, like a combination of limes and flowers. With slight undertones of musk and cedar.  

 

Absynthe by Christian Lacroix  

Wahhhhhh I HATE that this has been discontinued. πŸ˜“ I still manage to get it on EBay but I’m paying well over the odds. I also own his NUIT scent. But it’s not the same. For those of you that don’t know, this was a fragrance sold by Avon. I bought it for years and got it every Christmas too. 

The scent is a perfect mix of orchid, musk and freesia. It lasts for a few hours too. Perfect for nights out.   

So that’s what is currently lined up on my dressing table (as well as the worlds smallest bottle of Noa by cacharell which Penelope likes to wear). 

Please give me some recommendations or reviews of what perfumes you like! So I can send away for some samples. 

Hope you enjoyed the blog, thanks for reading. 

Xxx  

 

My Monthly Lush haul πŸ’•πŸ’•

  

I know I’m not alone in the Lush obsession. And it’s hard not to be obsessed really when the shop smells like some kind of fragrance dream land and looks almost edible. 

     Every month or so I pop into town and go a little bit mad in their store, and that’s not including the online purchases I make in emergencies. 

Not only do the products smell good, the smell lasts on your skin/hair all day and I’m happy to say that I’ve never found this from products like bath bombs/soaps before from elsewhere. 

My absolute must haves are the Strawberry D’Fluff, I have super sensitive skin, I get terrible shaving rash usually, but since using this I never get it anymore and it leaves my legs feeling silky smooth and smelling of strawberries. 

Breath of fresh air Toner water. I use this twice daily. When I wake up and before I go to sleep. It helps keep my skin clear and fresh. 

The Comforter bubble bar. I can’t describe how amazing it smells. Its so strong that it smells like it would taste like tangy sherbet if you ate it. It lasts on my skin for hours after a bath. 

Wiccy Magic muscles massage bar. It leaves an oily coating on your skin when you wash with it. The smell is absolutely amazing and really long lasting. It also makes my whole bathroom smell like a Lush store πŸ’•πŸ’• 

I went into town for my monthly supply of Lush goodies. Here’s my haul:  

 

I even bought a new wooden crate storage box from Primark (Β£7) to keep all my Lush things in.  

Hope you enjoyed the blog! Let me know if you shop at lush and which are your favourite products or what would you recommend I try! 

Thanks for reading xx

https://www.lush.co.uk

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