Saturday, 6 August 2016

PaperChicCo Haul + Review

PaperChicCo are a stationary business that have a range of pretty Blogger related stationary which I am sure will capture your interest and help you become more organised in no time! I am such a stationary addict and I have been trying to find a way to organise my blog posts better as well as my schedule as a whole. You can imagine my excitement when I came across PaperChicCo whilst looking through Instagram, their stationary was a perfect fit for what I had been looking for and I knew it would definitely help me become just that bit more organised.

Detailed Blog Post Planner - £8

This comes with 50 sheets to plan all your upcoming blog posts. It has pretty much everything I need to plan a blog post in advance and help me get ahead on my blogging game. Sometimes I don't have my laptop to just sit down and write a post so it's great that this planner allows me to just write my ideas and outlines for a post if I am out somewhere or on the train. This is something I highly recommend if you want to start organising your posts a bit more!

Mint Weekly Notepad - £4

I tend to write what I need to do or upcoming events on different pieces of paper so it's great to have it all in one place where I can see it clearly rather than flipping through different notepads/diaries. It comes with 50 sheets like the Detailed Blog Post Planner so I won't be running out of sheets any time soon and it is pretty useful for me for when I'm travelling if I need to write down any specific dates or add things to my schedule.

#BeautyBlogger Pencils - £2.50 for a pack of two

These were too cute that I just had to get them! I thought they would look great with my other new stationary and I don't really own many pencils so why not?! I've always wanted a pen or pencil that said something blogger related so I was quite excited to receive these.

PaperChicCo is a brand that I will certainly be purchasing from in the future, their products appeal to me so much, they're unbelievable affordable and have already been quite effective for me in planning future posts! Don't forget to follow on them on Instagram and check out their Website/Etsy store.

What do you think of the stationary I brought? Do you own any blogger-related stationary? Has it helped you become more organised as a blogger?

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Sleek All Night Long Palette Review

The Sleek i-Divine palettes are some of my most favourite palettes to have in my collection as they are really inexpensive (£8.99) but yet great quality and the size/weight of them makes it very easy for me to carry around in my makeup bag when out. I haven't browsed some of their newer palettes in a while but after de-cluttering most of my makeup last week I was in need of a new eyeshadow palette that wouldn't be too expensive but was also good quality. I noticed the All Night Long palette which I hadn't seen before and it just captured my attention.

As someone who loves neutral toned eyeshadows this palette was a perfect choice for me, it has a beautiful selection of 12 shades - there are only two matte shades and 10 shimmer shades. The matte shades are great for defining the crease and the shimmer shades add a nice touch of glamour - ideal for an evening look. My favourite shade has to be Prosecco, it's such a beautiful gold.

    From L-R: Bellini, Negroni, Martini, Prosecco, Kir Royale, Mimosa, Champagne, Spritz, Mai Tai, Cosmopolitan, Daiquiri and Manhattan

The colours have a really nice creamy texture to them which makes applying them a dream. As promised the palette has quite good pigmentation although I do feel that perhaps Bellini needs a little extra pigmentation.

The colours blend very well with each other and as stated by Sleek they are long-lasting. Even after 10 hours of wearing the colours without primer they remained as vibrant as they were when I originally put them on. I can only imagine how much more vibrant they would look with a primer.

This is definitely a recommended palette for anyone especially for those who loves neutral tones or want an affordable eyeshadow palette. If you are trying to build a makeup kit I would advise you check out all the palettes Sleek has to offer - they're a great asset to your kit. I can't wait to try out some more Sleek palettes as this palette is already one of my favourites.

Have you ever tried this palette or any other Sleek palettes? I would love to know which ones are your favourites! Let me know in the comments below :)

Sunday, 10 July 2016

25 Facts About Me

Today's post is a bit of a different one. I haven't really gone into much about myself other than my About Me so I thought it would be a really fun idea to share with you 25 facts about me - some of which most people don't know. I have to admit I did struggle writing this a little as I'm not use to sharing a lot about me on the blog usually but I hope you guys will get to know me a bit better after reading this.

  1. I love video games - Fable, Final Fantasy, Ratchet & Clank and Tomb Raider are just a few of my favourites
  2. I have a septum piercing but I like to hide it most of the time
  3. I went to Sixth Form and studied 3 AS levels 
  4. My height is 5'9
  5. I've spent the past academic year studying Hair & Makeup but decided it was not for me anymore which leads me onto my next face
  6. I'm studying to go into the IT industry 
  7. I really hate the sea and I find it very hard to look at pictures of things that are underwater - I know I sound a bit weird 
  8. I'm a 90's kid
  9. I love X-men films and I am obsessed with Rogue. I just think she has such a cool power! 
  10. I'm one of the worst procrastinators but I'm getting past it I promise :)

Friday, 1 July 2016

June Favourites 2016

I feel like I say this every month but would you believe how quick this year is going? We are already at the end of June - halfway through the year and it feels like 2016 only started yesterday. I haven't tried a whole lot of products this month but I have found some new favourites that I look forward to using throughout Summer.

Absolute New York Velvet Lippie in 'Toasted'

I haven't been able to pull this colour off all over the lips but it has proved to be a great colour for creating an ombre lip when I wear darker lipsticks. I really love to put on a liquid lipstick like Colourpop's Beeper then add a little bit of Toasted in the middle. It creates such a subtle transition to the darker colour and certainly brings attention to the lips.

Barry M Coconut Infusion Nail Paint in 'Surfboard'

As a fan of darker nail polishes I find it hard to like colourful nail polishes but Surfboard is just soo pretty and makes me want to get into more Summer shades. It also contains Coconut Water & Coconut Oil which have helped my nails to be in a better condition when it's time for the polish to come off. I cannot wait to try the entire range of their Coconut Infusion polishes as they have such beautiful colours.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

If you like a full coverage look then this is the concealer for you. It it is perfect for covering up any redness that I usually have around my eyes and on my cheeks. Usually I have trouble finding a concealer that matches my skin tone as I am quite pale but this one manages to match me exactly. A beauty blender + this concealer = perfection!

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow in 'Créme De Nude'

I love using this as a base for my eyeshadow, it really helps to conceal the veins on my eyelids. I like that it dries very quickly and helps my eyeshadow to stay on 10x longer than it normally does. I have also heard it is a great dupe for MAC's Pro Longwear Paint Pot in 'Soft Ochre' so at almost a third of that price you really can't go wrong!

Ardell Demi Wispies 

These eyelashes have been one of my favourites for a while, they are so natural and easily blend with the natural lash line. If your going through one of those days where your not really feeling to wear any eyeliner but you still want your eyes to stand out then these will make your eyes so incredibly defined.

Nivea For Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm

I feel like I'm late to the party with this favourite, I have seen so many people rave about it but I never had a chance to try it until my friend did my makeup recently. She put this on as a primer and I can honestly say I don't think my makeup has ever sat so perfectly on my face before this product. It has also got a really nice cooling effect which helps to soothe my skin and reduce some of my redness.

Have you tried any of these products? What are your June favourites? Don't forget to let me know in the comments any products you have been loving as I would love to know!

Monday, 27 June 2016

50 More Blog Post Ideas

In December I wrote 20 Post Ideas For Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle Bloggers to help give some inspiration for anyone who wanted an idea of what to write for a blog post. Recently I've been flooded with inspiration and thought I would share 50 more ideas for a blog post! I hope this really helps any of you who are deciding what to write next! Let me know what ones you like, include any links to your own blog posts and don't forget to add any of your own ideas in the comments below!

  1. Nails of the month (NOTM)
  2. What influences/inspires you as a blogger
  3. What trends inspire you
  4. Book of the month (BOTM)
  5. Beauty hacks
  6. Your proudest moment of blogging 
  7. Blogging goals
  8. How to make your blog stand out
  9. Top 10 books
  10. Empties
  11. Beauty icon
  12. DIY - jewellery, home ware etc.
  13. Summer wish list
  14. Makeup tips for school
  15. What's in my bag 
  16. Your dream holiday
  17. Your reading list for 2016
  18. Hair care routine
  19. Nail tutorials
  20. Top places to visit
  21. Your dream career
  22. Share your knowledge on a specific topic!
  23. How to's 
  24. Hauls
  25. 10 facts about you
  26. Summer makeup tutorial
  27. Summer look book
  28. Decluttering series?
  29. Unboxings e.g subscription boxes
  30. First impressions
  31. Dupes for high end products
  32. How you organise yourself
  33. Ideas for makeup storage
  34. Workout tips
  35. Products you regret buying
  36. High end vs drugstore
  37. Desk organisation
  38. Makeup collection
  39. Q&A
  40. Products you want to use up
  41. Makeup removal routine
  42. Morning routine
  43. Evening routine
  44. The latest trends
  45. Your favourite apps 
  46. Your summer playlist
  47. Tips and tricks on how to save money
  48. How to make the most of your time and be productive
  49. Round up of the best blogging resources
  50. How you transition into Summer