Friday, 19 June 2015

Recent TV Show Favourites

Since my exams are now officially over, instead of using my early freedom to get out and about, I have decided instead to catch up on some tv shows I've had to put aside for exams. (Okay I still watched a lot of tv while exams were on but not as much as I could...)

So these have been my favourites recently:

Of course I have been watching Game of Thrones. This season has been explosive, especially the season finale (Don't worry I won't spoil it but honestly it's still making me tear up now) 

Next is ITV's period drama, Grantchester. Set in Cambridge and based on the novels by James Runcie it follows the local vicar Sidney Chambers and police officer Geordie as they solve crimes together. The bromance is great and the scenery is beautiful and I believe portrays 1950s rural England rather well.

Then we have the Tudors. I am loving this so far but not quite enough to binge watch like the others.However it is still a favourite as it is very interesting and entertaining. Who new Henry VIII was such a brat? 

And finally we have the amazing Whitechapel. I absolutely love this TV show and the only one I can watch back to back, again and again and still enjoy it as much as the first time. It's a great, gritty, British crime drama with modern and historic twists. 

Wednesday, 17 June 2015


Face of the Day 

I don't often wear a full face of makeup but when I do it often contains something along the lines of the products shown above. I don't often like wearing foundation as I find it breaks me out and masks my freckles so a light base is ideal.

For my face makeup I just conceal my dark circles and blemishes and also define my nose slightly using George by Asda 'Super Boost Concealer' (which smells amazing) and then dust over Rimmel London Stay Matte pressed powder and bronze up my face using Benefits 'Hoola' Bronzer and add a bit of a glow with a Natural Collection Blush in 'Pink Cloud'.

Now it's onto eyebrows (very important) and eyes. My eyebrows are naturally bleach blonder, like actual bleach blonde, and because they are so light it makes my forehead look extra large. So to darken my brows i use Maybellines Brow Drama scuplting brow mascara in 'Dark Brown' to tint my eyebrow hairs and then to define them further I use the colours from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette; 'Naked 2' on the inside and 'Faint' on the tail of my brow. Then to hide the veins on my eyelids I cover my lid with 'WOS' and define my crease slightly using 'Naked 2' and then finally after curling my lashes I use a mascara. This time I used L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes 'So couture and So black' in 'Blackest Black'. 

And finally, on my lips I line them using Avons Glimmerstick Lipliner in 'Pink Bouquet' and fill them in with Avons lipstick in 'Pout'

And that is my 'heavy' makeup. Sorry for such a long post but I hope you found some new products to interest you (I highly recommend the lipliner) 


Monday, 15 June 2015

Rainbow Read-A-Thon


This is a tag going around YouTube at the moment that I thought I would like to take part in. But since I don't have a YouTube Channel I thought I would just post it here. 

The tag was created by youtuber Riley Marie and the challenge is to "read 6 books that make up the color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple). You can combine 2 colors on up to two books! OR you can read 6 books with same color spine (ex. 6 books with a red spines)" And you may read any type of book you please. The read-a-thon is a week long starting today until the 22nd May. 

The 6 books I've decided on are:
  • Red - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling 
  • Orange - Your Birthday Book 18th January by someone on Amazon (It was a gift, sorry)
  • Yellow - Thirteen by Tom Hoyle 
  • Green - Green Rider by Kristen Britain 
  • Blue - Looking For Alaska by John Green
  • Purple - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by, the ever amazing, J.K.Rowling
I hope you consider doing this tag to :) 

- Sarah 

P.S - Link to the original video:

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Revolution Make-Up

So today I popped into Superdrug and while wondering around the isles, feeling slightly overwhelmed as I have been on a makeup hiatus, I came across the Revolution stand. I had never heard of the brand before so obviously intrigued I made my way over and after falling in love with the palettes and then seeing the prices I thought Id give the brand ago. 

So the first eyeshadow palette I'll be talking about is called 'Run Boy Run'. 

The actual packaging of the product is just plain black with gold details but this cover drew me in to testing it out.

This reminds me of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palettes. 'Run Boy Run' like all the Salvation line includes 12 Shimmers and 6 Mattes. The shimmers have a lot of browns and neutral metal colours such as the copper and gold and then the mattes which are just on the brown and pink side of things. 

(Top row of the palette from bottom to top: Trying to catch you, Running is Victory, Sun will be guiding you, Day is a prophesy, Another day and It's time to run)

(Second row and again bottom to top: World is not meant for you, Hide behind me, Dying to stop you, Break out from society, Don't have to be a hideaway and You will be my boy.)

(And finally the mattes and I'm sure you know the order by now: Follow me, Head to the hills, Run boy run, Girl on fire, You are finally mine and Head start)

The next Salvation eyeshadow palette I brought is called 'What you waiting for?'.

I find this a beautiful transition palette for Summer to Autumn as you get the classic nudes were you don't want to wear to much in the hot summer days and then the colours get darker for the colder days where you want more drama.

(Row one, Bottom to top: We love you, Tick tock, Can't find the brake, Moving car, Do it alone and Sex chromosome)

(Second row: Now it's only me, Scary conversation, Take a chance, Shut my eyes, Stupid H... and Life is short)

(Mattes: You're capable, Super hot female, Million dollar contract, Hot track, Brand new fans and wicked style)

Then finally I picked up Blush palette in 'Hot Spice'.

I'm not typically a blush girl as I tend to go red a lot, whatever I'm doing I'll probably end up with a red face, sigh. Anyway I saw this and I just fell in love so I thought stuff it I'll give it a go. There are two blush palettes and Hot Spice is the more natural rosy one, which is why I chose it.

This is top row, unfortunately none of these colours have separate names.

And then bottom row.
These palettes cost £6 each which is very reasonable price for the quality of these palettes.

I then went on and brought two more eyeshadow palettes which are the brands normal palettes that are on offer. The first one I purchased is called 'Essential Mattes' which is a beautiful, funnily enough, matte selection of eyeshadows and highly pigmented. Also it's great for all year round.

I then brought a shimmer palette called 'Hot Smoked'. I find this palette more suitable for Autumn/Winter as it's a lot darker which means a more dramatic look more suitable for night events or the colder months. Both of these palettes are £4 each which again is great value for the product.

All these eyeshadows are best used wet and/or with an eyeshadow base for best colour pay off.

And finally we move onto the three final purchases which are lipsticks. I find the lipsticks very creamy and smooth to apply and hardly flake or dry out the longer you wear them, which can be common in cheaper lipsticks. They are also very pigmented and have great staying power which for £1 is amazing. The first lippie I brought was an orange/coral colour called 'Luscious'. Then I decided on a lilac called 'Enchant' and then finally a very deep purple for autumn/winter time called '100% Vamp'. I decided to go more adventurous with the shades instead of sticking to my normal nude pinks because they were so cheap.



'100% Vamp'

(From bottom up: 100% Vamp, Enchant and Luscious)

Over all I find this range very impressive and I know I'll be finding myself buying a lot more of their products so watch this space for any more of my new finds with the brand. Their products are available on their website and online or in Superdrug Stores. 

*I brought all these products with my own money

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The Body Shop Born Lippy Lipbalms

The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balms have always been one of my favorites and in fact one of the first beauty products I brought with my own money, but that was when they were in those little pots (They still are in fact in those little pots but I just prefer stick lip balms) So these little beauties always hold a special place in my heart.

My excitement was probably unnecessary when I saw they had stepped up the Born Lippy range, I was over the moon about the new packaging and new and improved structure of a stick instead of a pot (in my opinion). The packaging is very cute and girly, eye catching in every way. Each lip balm has their own colour and pattern, as I'm sure you can see from the pictures above. I own the colours / flavours: Lychee, Plum, Pomergrante, Pink Berry and Strawberry.

This is Lychee Shimmer. It's white on the stick with very subtle hints of silver glitter but applies clear. It's not the best smelling one of the bunch which is unfortunate as it's quite a highly concentrated fragrance, it reminds me of a cleaning product if I'm honest, but still somehow one of my favorites.

The next one is Pink Berry. It's just a plain peachy pink which applies with a hint of peach, but just a hint.To me it smells like a Rhubarb and Custard hard boiled sweet (one of my favorite sweets if you didn't know) So this is highly liked by me, but if you don't like sugary sweet scents I suggest giving this a pass.

Next up is Pomegranate. The colour is a orange toned red which applies with a very slight tint of orange. This is a slightly more mature musky scent which I can't quite put my finger on, but this is definitely my favorite out of all of them.

I didn't have very high expectations for Strawberry at first and I still don't now necessarily. This is an orange based pink, which to me is quite unusual. The scent is just like strawberry laces, which at first I loved but now I find sickly. So this isn't one of my favorites out of the ones I own.

And lastly, plum. It's just a pure pink based purple and smells just like plums. I was hoping this was going to give more of a purple tint but instead it verges more to the pink side of things, which is fine but I've just been craving purple tinted lips recently. 

Overall these are fairly decent lip balms but not as great as I thought they'd be and fairly priced at £3 each however there are more misses than hits from what I have found so far which is unfortunate as they used to be a favorite of mine.

If you're interested you can purchase them here:

Goodbye for now,
Sarah xo