Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Testing, Testing...

Being a blogger, it gives me an excuse to test out some makeup products, and so I thought I would share with you what these current products are, and what I have coming up on this blog, beauty wise.

If you have seen my recent haul you will recognise most of these products. I've been into my bases recently, and so picked up the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer, the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream (in Ivory), and repurchased Benefit's That Gal Brightening Face Primer after years of no use. With those, I've also purchased one of Rimmel's liquid Stay Blushed! Blushers (in Pop of Pink), and Benefit's Gimme Brow Gel (in Light/Medium).

With these products will obviously come posts! I've been doubling up on primers and foundations recently and so want to discuss this, and I plan on writing a post on my brow routine which now includes the Gimme Brow Gel above. And, I have a Spring blush post in the works too, now that my collection is growing.

I hope you liked this brief catch up, I think I may do this around once a month, perhaps with fashion posts too. It's nice to tell you what to look forward to!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

What I've Been Up To // Easter Sunday at Loch Lomond

There is a form of depression, called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Basically, when the colder, darker winter months arrive, the brain is triggered to produce low moods. This is opposed with the summer, and I'm so glad the weather is finally becoming nice here in Scotland. I really do get in a much better mood when the sun is out and it is slightly warmer - I'm miserable when I'm cold. I just want to get out and do things, rather than staying wrapped up in bed like I do in the winter.

On Easter Sunday, a few members of my family and I headed to Loch Lomond for a little sausage sizzle on the beach. After visiting a university applicant day on the Saturday (which was full of excitement and nerves on my part) it was just so lovely getting to sit down, eat food, and relax while looking at a beautiful view and drinking up the sunshine. We tend to gravitate to one of the beach areas around the loch when the weather is like this, and I always get snap happy so I thought I'd show you the gorgeous landscape.

Getting annoyed while skimming stones - my record was seven

I hope everyone that celebrates it had a lovely Easter - what did you do over the holiday?

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Haul // Forever 21, New Look, House of Fraser & Boots

Well, it's safe to say I'm going on a spending ban again - or at least not buying lots of things at once for a while. These items were sadly all purchased in the same day, so I thought I'd share to pretend I had an agenda, and not that I just got spending happy. I did actually pick up a few things in Primark recently too, but forgot to include them here. I have outfit photos already taken including them though, so you'll still get a look!

Denim jacket // New Look
Cami // Forever 21
Kimono // Forever 21
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream in Ivory // Boots
Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Red Sunrise // Boots
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush // Boots
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Rose Hip // Boots
Rimmel Stay Blushed! Blush in Pop of Pink// Boots
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in Nude // Boots
Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo Cream Gel Eyeshadow in Permanent Taupe // Boots
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water // Boots
Benefit Gimme Brow Gel in Light/Medium // House of Fraser
Benefit That Gal Brightening Face Primer // House of Fraser

My defense to this very long list is that 1. the store wide 3 for 2 Boots offer was on, and 2. I didn't spend any money in House of Fraser as I used a gift card. But eh... let's ignore the rest. As always, I will feature the clothing items in blog posts at some point which can give you an idea of how they actually look on, so keep an eye out for those! I'm sure the makeup items will also be featured too. Let me know what you think of any of these items!