January Favourites

How can it be the end of January already? Well to be honest I am happy to see the back of it, onwards and upwards for Feb? :) Here are the things I have been loving this month :)

The Life of a Blogger

I hear way too many times how lucky I am to get sent blogger mail, how they should start a blog - and how easy it all is. Too many times I have had to defend my phone use - too many times I have spent telling people how it is so much more than just writing the content, so I thought I would share with you the effort it takes to run a fully functioning blog...

As I post every two days, this is two days worth of effort, the more you post, the more effort.

The Best Highlighters For Pale Skin + Swatches

highlighter for pale skin and swatches, jeffree star, loreal, urban decay

finding a highlighter when you have the undertones of Casper the ghost can be a total nightmare, say goodbye to those bronzy, gold highlighters because they will rarely work on pale skin, instead we hunt out the ideal icy glow which will show up on our pale faces and beam everyone away... just a shame when they are such a nightmare to find, when the majority of highlighters are aimed towards darker complexions.

So here is my top picks from my stash - for those of you who are wondering, I am an NC15 in MAC, or a 1N1 in Estee Lauder (and Gobi in Nars!)

Drugstore Haul + Swatches

Loreal Eye Paint swatches

I miss hauling big, but in January times are tough... well not really tough, but you know what I mean, after Christmas and all. So after Christmas I have been spotting a few new bits and pieces, I decided to try out a few things, so here is what I went for (with swatches too of course!)

Make Up: The Winter Edit

I love looking at what other people are actually using on a daily basis, the things they reach for day in and day out, because sometimes it isn't always the things we are reviewing, or new in etc. Sometimes it is a fall back favourite... so here is what is currently being used at the moment, hope you enjoy :)

A Trip to Stobo Castle

Have you ever been somewhere and thought *wow* if there is a heaven this is it? Well Stobo is this for me. This is my second time here, you can view my first review here.. 

So I didn't want to do the same post again, but I didn't want to not share it, so I decided to put my SnapChat story from the day up on YouTube to embed into this post... so yeah, here it is!  

My Perfect Warm MAC Palette + SWATCHES

MAC eyeshadows are something I go from being completely obsessed with, to forgetting about, to wishing I used more, to go back to being obsessed over. It's an ongoing cycle. So to combat this I decided to make a fool proof palette. I decided 15 shades was too many, 4 not enough, so 6 is going to have to be perfect - so this is what I chose!

The Ultimate Mauve Pink Lip: Dior Matte 772 Review & Swatches

Have you ever walked up to a makeup counter, seen a shade and just fell head over heels for it on the first swatch? Well this happened to me with Dior 772. This is part of their new lipstick collection, and I am OBSESSED! Seriously I think my snapchat and instagram are sick of the sight of it. (A few people bought it too - what an enabler I am!) 

Next Nail Varnish

Nail varnish is one thing I never seem to own enough of. Well not in my head, my stash would say otherwise! But recently my absolute favourite has been from the Next Nail Colour Collection. These can be found in any next store next to all the other makeup. So thought I would show you the colours I went for, and which ones I have been completely obsessed with over the past month. 

January: Goals, Wishes & Regrets

A new format for my monthly wishlist, I hope you like it! Here is my aims and wishes for this month, and of course I will be including a few regrets too! 

My Ultimate Urban Decay Palette

 Ultimate Urban Decay Palette

Do you ever look at all the palettes in your stash and think how incredible it would be if you could take all your favourite bits, and make one, perfect for you palette. Well this would be mine from Urban Decay, and I know - I could probably spend a fortune doing this with singles, but I just need Urban Decay to get on board with a WARM NAKED palette, it is the dream, and in my mind - this is how it looks! 

Shadow Switch Review*

I flipping HATE washing makeup brushes. I HATE it. And I am so sure I am not alone in feeling this way, I know so many people who cannot stand doing the dreaded task, and I have finally found the perfect tool to encourage my laziness and the time between washing the brushes, say hello to the Shadow Switch. 

The Christmas Voucher Haul

Haul Chanel Dior

Every year my sweet gran gets me some vouchers for Christmas, and as always they were spent by boxing day! So I thought I would share with you what I picked up over the past week or so, hope you enjoy :) 

Jord Wooden Watches Review + Competition*

I have been looking for a new watch for longer than I can remember now, I am just so picky with the way it fits, looks, wears, I have always wanted something a bit different, something not every other person has on - and this is exactly that. 

2016 - The Blog Stats & 2017 Goals

So my blog has been running for about 18 months now, but the start of 2016 was the start of me deciding that I wanted to make improvements to my stats and blog, and I know I know - it isn't about the numbers.... but it kind of is, if you don't have the numbers, no one is reading, no one can see it, so as long as you are enjoying yourself and loving your content... there is no reason why you cannot enjoy the numbers too. So here is my numbers for the past year, my original goal set - and new ones for 2017.