Thursday, 24 July 2014

Bourjois Summer Lip Picks

The other day I decided to get the lip products out from my collection to include in a summer lip picks post, however I realised there was only one product that wasn't from Bourjois, so long story short instead I have decided to share with you all my favourite Bourjois lippies for summer. I'm probably still going to share some more summer lip products with you all but until then here are are are some summer perfect lip products from Bourjois!

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets In Hot Pepper and Frambourjoise | £8.99

I know matte lip products aren't very summery but I love a good bold, bright lip colour in the summer time and personally I love a good matte lippy. I also really like the look of the shade Peach Club which I think would also be great for the summer time, I probably don't need to tell you how amazing the formulas are for these. They aren't drying, last ages and have a lovely finish, the only thing that gets me is how difficult they are to remove but I guess I'd rather that than have to reapply the stuff all the time.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Rouge Buzz | £7.99

I am slightly obsessed with red lips at the moment so I had to include a red lipstick I've been liking, Rouge Buzz is a more orange toned lipstick with a non matte finish that is perfect for summer. The formulation isn't anything to write home about but once you blot it onto your lips it does last ok for a lipstick of that price.

Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in 20 | £7.99

I bought this more sheer pink shade last year and it has since become one of my favourite lipsticks. I don't normally get on with lighter pink shades but this is just coral enough for me to get on with it. The formulation of these lipsticks reminds me of the Revlon lip butters but with less of a creamy formula, they don't last amazingly long but it doesn't fade horribly and is really easy to reapply.

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Peach on The Beach and Orange Punch | £7.99

When I think of summer lip shades these two pop into my head immediately. More glossy sticks than lip stains, these lip crayons are very moisturising and glossy and while they may not last long come in some lovely shades. I think Peach On The Beach will suit most people however I prefer Orange Punch although it applies a lot more coral than it looks in the packaging. I think these are the perfect summer shades and are great products to throw in your handbag.

Do you own any of these products? Are there any you would like to try?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

My Summer Scent Duo

Ever since treating myself to the Marc Jacobs perfume last summer I've had my every day scent for the season sorted. I don't often layer scents but these two compliment each other so well and I often get complimented when wearing the combination. So here are the deets on my summer scent duo!

Marc Jacobs Honey Eau De Parfum 50ml | £49.50

First up is my "proper perfume" in the form of the adorably packaged Honey by Marc Jacobs. It is a super sweet vanilla type perfume and if you're a fan of the Daisy scents you'll most likely love this too. What I love about this is it's nice and sweet but isn't irritating or too much after a while. And the packaging is adorable, just in case you're wondering it doesn't come with the pink thing around the lid. I made this loom bracelet at my friend's two weeks ago and it was too tight for my wrist so I thought it would look cute on this.

The Body Shop Mango Body Mist 100ml | £7.50

I also use The Body Shop's Mango Body Mist, I feel like I've spoken about this way too much on the blog but it is my favourite body mist. It smells like rubicon and is just the perfect subtle summer scent. 

Do you have your summer scent sorted?

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Make Your Own Iced Coffee

I've always been a coffee person over tea. With all the hot weather recently I've developed a serious love for the iced version and with all the money I've been spending on iced coffee I decided to see how easy it is to make it at home and it really is. I'm not claiming to have come up with this recipe but I just had to share it with you all as I'm going to be getting a lot of use out of it. I've been making vanilla iced coffee, but let me know if you have any other fancy iced coffee flavour ideas. 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

5 Things That Have Made Me Happy This Week #4

Happy Sunday folks. It's that time of the week again where I talk about all the things that have put a smile on my face this week. I hope you've had a good week and didn't get caught all that random storm business like I did, I had to stand in Asda for quarter of an hour, the one time I volunteer to do the shopping and that happens. Anyhow lets get into what has made me happy this last week!

On Monday me and my Dad went for a bike ride to Rotherham. I don't really get that much quality time with my Dad as he works a lot so it was nice to get out of the house and cycle along the river with him. I also brought my camera and we had a lot of fun trying to get good pictures of my Dad cycling towards me. We also got lunch in Rotherham and got some strawberries from the market which were so good!

On Wednesday I finally managed to get my sister to come to the botanical gardens here in Sheffield with me. I love that place so it was really nice to take my sister and of course my camera! We had a really nice little picnic of treats we bought along the way on the grass there and just had a lovely afternoon exploring the gardens. 

3. Feeling Healthier And More Positive

This is kind of random but I've been really stressed for the most part of this year, a combination of family stuff and all that with wanting to change my college courses has made me really stressed and unhappy. But over the past few weeks I've been feeling so much better and I'm eating a lot healthier and getting out of the house a lot more! I think it was on Tuesday where I just sat down for a minute and thought to myself wow I'm really happy right now. I'm going to write a post all about it soon because I'm the complete opposite to how I was at the beginning of 2014 so be sure to look out for that. 

4. Flickr Happy

Another random one here but my Flickr account means a lot to me. It is a display of my photography and it's really been improving recently. I'm a complete perfectionist so I'll never be completely happy with my photos however I feel like I've finally worked out my camera and now I always use the manual setting. I've been getting quite a few compliments on my photos recently from family and friends so it's been putting a smile on my face a lot this week.

5. Blog Makeover

My final happy moment is something you may have already noticed for yourself. Yes this weekend I decided to stop procrastinating and give my blog the makeover I keep going on about. I'm still not completely happy with everything and have some changes to make but I'm a lot happier with how it looks now. I've been planning how I want it to look for so long and I still need to learn a lot of things to make it exactly how I want it however I am proud of myself as I've made my blog site completely from scratch learning how to do things along the way, I'd love to get someone to design my blog to make it look amazing but I can't afford that and it has to be said there is something really fulfilling about making your site yourself. 

So that's my week, what about yours?

Saturday, 19 July 2014

NOTD 01 | Bleu Fableux

Nail of the day posts aren't the most interesting but I have to admit I do like seeing nail polish actually being worn for reference and you never know, you might see a colour you like that you wouldn't normally buy. Personally I don't think they count as proper posts but I thought I'd try this new format to document the nail polish I wear. 

Normally I wouldn't buy a polish like this but I decided to step out of my comfort zone and go for this super bright blue shade. I really like the glossy finish and the colour really brings out the little tan I have but other wise I'm not crazy about this stuff, it chipped so quickly on its own, applied really streaky and took forever to dry. In other words I LOVE the colour but seriously Bourjois sort the formula out! 

What do you think to this colour polish?

Friday, 18 July 2014

2 Lip Balms

So I kind of have a thing about lip balms. Whenever I pop into my local Boots it's the first section I head towards and my sahara-esk lips mean I use A LOT of the stuff. I don't have mountains of lip balms in my possession but I do have a need to buy lip balms and they take up a significant proportion of my lip collection. In the past month I have made 2 new lip balm purchases so I thought I would share my thoughts on them both for you all now I've had a chance to try and test both of the products.

Carmex Cherry Lip Balm | £2.69

For someone who has a thing for lip balm this is actually the first Carmex lip balm I've tried. My justification for buying this is that it smells of cherries and has SPF. Other than the yummy smell which can get to my throat a bit if I'm being honest, this stuff is actually a really great value for money lip balm. It is one of the most moisturising I've ever tried and has actually made a difference to my lips. I'll most likely repurchase it when it runs out, and the packaging is really small and secure which is perfect for travelling with so this is perfect for my handbag.

Balmi Mint Lip Balm | £4.99

I'll put my hands up with this one, I completely bought it for the novelty factor. This mock EOS lip balm as I've been calling it is a delicious smelling lip balm that comes in easy to apply packaging where you simply have to unscrew the the pot in halve to reveal a solid balm that you can apply by holding the pot. The picture above demonstrates what I'm talking about a lot better than I described it but you can see why I wanted to try this. The balm itself is nothing to write home about but I have actually been using it during the day as it isn't sticky and goes on the lips on to create a really glossy effect.

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think to the Balmi packaging?

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Day At The Botanical Gardens

So guess who left the house again. I know I've shown you a photography post for the past three days but I promise these aren't going to be too regular. To be honest I think I'm still pretty excited to have my camera back even though it's been over two weeks. I do have to share some pictures from my day out yesterday because I really liked some of the shots and me and my sister had a really great time. If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know that I've made a few trips to the botanical gardens and it is one of my favourite places in Sheffield. Since first visiting it back around October last year I've been going on at my sister saying she should come with me some time, and yesterday I finally convinced her. We ended up walking there and getting a little picnic from Waitrose on the way. We sat down and had lunch and explored the gardens, and on the way back we went through Sheffield Cemetery which has so much character. So here are some of my favourite shots from the day, hope you like them!