Reviewing 2015's Goals

reviewing 2015s goals

I started the year off with seven goals and reading the post back made me chuckle. Well mainly the end bit where I proclaimed that I ‘strongly disbelieve in resolutions’...which isn’t exactly untrue. The whole new year = new me attitude just isn’t realistic, but I am someone who loves the new year and the feeling of freshness. I also think setting goals to work towards are a productive way to get stuff done, so lets have a little review at the goals I’ve set ^_^

The final update of 2015

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all well. I took a week’s break from blogging and all things blog related, because a lot has been going on. I have a couple of posts planned for the end of the year, but before I started posting about my beauty favourites and reviewing my goals I wanted to write a good old catch-up post. I kind of skipped out on Novembers so I’m almost out of practice here, but here goes nothing!

Top Three | Drugstore Concealers

rimmel lasting perfection concealer, collection lasting perfection concealer, barry m flawless light reflecting concealer review

Wooo we are back with another top three post! This time its my favourite concealers that are budget friendly and all three of these can be picked up easily from boots or superdrug. Before 2015 I would only swear by ONE concealer from the drugstore, so to find two more this year that I love enough to put in a top three post - is pretty darn awesome! Concealers are a key in my makeup routine and they always have been. Back when I first started wearing more makeup than just a bit of eyeliner, I stayed away from foundations because I didn’t see the need for it and I was always advised to protect my young, fresh skin. But concealer to cover those horrendous hereditary dark circles was something I just did not want to avoid! It almost became a comfort blanket in a way. There is NO was I could afford or justify a gorgeous little pot of the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer when I was 17!

1000 Followers Giveaway #1 [CLOSED]

1000 followers giveaway, yaaaay

Hello my lovely readers! IT IS FINALLY TIME TO LAUNCH MY 1000 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY(S) WITH YOU!! For me hitting 1K on bloglovin was a huge milestone and the day I got the ‘congratulations email’ from bloglovin I really couldn’t stop smiling ^_^ I think its incredible that I have such a lovely group of readers, whether you access my blog through bloglovin, IG, or twitter I appreciate you all so much. The comments and messages I receive inspire me on a daily basis to keep blogging on regularly so thank you ALL for that! It means so much that I can help make a small difference through my blog, especially when it comes to boycotting and buying ethically for the sake of innocent Palestinians *high-fives all fellow ethical beauty buyers hehe*

1000 Followers Giveaway #2 [CLOSED]

Hello my lovely readers! Welcome to the second giveaway that I'm launching as a celebration and thankyou for both hitting 1K followers and to mark two years of blogging. Putting time and effort into my little space on the net has produced so many wonderful opportunities for me so far, with one of the biggest being meeting YOU guys and getting to share our love of beauty (and other stuff) on a daily basis.  I have met some truly beautiful women thanks to blogging and I feel very grateful! It also means so much that I can help make a small difference through my blog, especially when it comes to boycotting and buying ethically for the sake of innocent Palestinians *high-fives all fellow ethical beauty buyers hehe*

LOTW | Barry M Matte Me Up in 3 Dress Rehearsal

Barry M Matte Me Up in 3 Dress Rehearsal review and swatch

I’ve had a couple of weeks of pretty deep or bold colours so this week I wanted to go back to my usual low maintenance, MLBB sort of shade. I purchased the Barry M Matte Me Up in 3 towards the end of the summer time and I didn’t really get a chance to use it much. So it’s been really fun wearing this all seven days of the week, as (finally) its a shade I get to wear to work as well as to uni - woohoo!

A Trio Of Empties #4

a trio of empties soap and glory body wash clean on me, good things manuka honey creamy cleanser, embryollise creme concentrate moisturiser review

Hello everyone, welcome to the fourth and final trio of empties post, of 2015! If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll know that I am notoriously slow at finishing up products which is a big reason why I am on this no makeup buying challenge! I have so many things that are in rotation which means it takes months before one of these posts get written up. (Also I do sometimes forget and chuck stuff away, it’s a habit!). Since starting the challenge I have been using stuff up a lot more, its been 75 days since I’ve not bought makeup (well aside from the NARS One shocking moment palette - but that was in my own terms and conditions hehe) and I hope there’s going to be one of these posts once a month from now on, because although buying new makeup/skincare is always fun - using it up feels so just that little bit better! ^_^ Anyways lets get on with the post.

LOTW | Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 11

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 11 review and swatch

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week. I am going to be totally honest with you, I have only worn the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in shade 11  twice because I’ve hardly left the house all week and when I have its mainly been for work. Personally a red lip is too much for my work environment (tuition company) but I do feel like I have already formed a solid opinion on this particular lipstick from those applications. Plus its my most reached for red lipstick so I was fairly familiar with it already! If you’re a regular reader around this site you’ll know that I am a big fan of this line of lipsticks and I’ll link the other reviews at the end if you’re interested.

Review + HG | Make Up For Ever Aqua Lipliners in 2C and 3C

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lipliners in 2C rosewood and 3C review and swatch

Hello everyone! Today’s review is of my favourite lip liners of ALL time, yes they’ve even managed to beat the AMAZING Rimmel lip liners (which take the top spot for me from the highstreet). The Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliners (£13.00) were one of the first purchases I made when MUFE hit Debenhams this year. I had three things on my wishlist, the Face and Body foundation, the Ultra HD foundation and these lipliners and I am so pleased with my experience of each so far. The launch of MUFE in Debenhams was one of the most exciting beauty events of the year for me as it is SUCH a high quality brand, with prices that are in the good medium ground similar to MAC, but of course this is ethical. I had seen Huda Beauty use these in quite a few of her videos and she said these were her all time favourites. If you’ve ever watched Huda you’ll know that she is constantly trialling out different makeup, so for these to be labelled her absolute favourites meant that I had to give them a go and now I have these, I will always be repurchasing! Okay enough rambling, on to the review!

November Favourites 2015

november favourites the blushing giraffe

We have reached the LAST favourites post of 2015, WHAAAAAT??? Honestly I have no idea where this year went and this time next month I’ll be sharing my 2015 beauty favourites ._. (I’ve already jotted down some firm HGs but we’ll get to that in a few weeks!) So November has been a month of ‘5-10 minute makeup’ routines, filled with pretty much Uni or Work and not a lot of other stuff in between - which is why I didn’t bother with a November catch-up post. So I definitely don’t have a tonne of products this month, but knowing me its still going to be a looooong post so lets get into it ^_^