Monday, 28 December 2015

2015/WINTER FAVOURITES


I put together a variety of things that i've loved through out 2015 and/or this Winter.
Beauty
Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray
I've had an on and off relationship with this product if im being honest with you. I bought the small travel size version of this in the summer and haven't really used it, but near the end of the year I kept picking it up and really loving it. It just keeps your makeup all in place and to be honest, it's made it look somewhat more blended than before i use it.

Mac Studio Fix Powder
This powder has a light to medium coverage without looking to cakey, I use this a lot to top up throughout the day. Also works well if you use it alone or with a bit of concealer.

Kiehl's Products
Click HERE to see the Kiehl's products that i've been loving since i got them. I won't talk about them here because i really went in depth in that post.

Music
I have only featured the songs that i have been keeping on repeat recently not everything because thats a list of over 200.

Love Me - Jess Glynne
Take Me Home - Jess Glynne
Habits Of My Heart - Jaymes Young
Stiches - Shawn Mendes
Daydreamin' - Ariana Grande
Eyes Shut - Years & Years
Same Old Love - Selena Gomez
Revival - Selena Gomez (album)
Wings (Acoustic) - Birdy
Grand Piano - Nikki Minaj
4u - Blackbear
Gold - Kiiara
I Bet - Ciara
Human - Christina Perri
How To Save A Life - Tyler Ward ft Max Schneider Acoustic Cover
All in My Head - Tori Kelly
In The Lonely Hour - Sam Smith (album)
Wildest Dreams - Madilyn Bailey (Taylor Swift Cover)
Roses - The Chainsmokers
Losin Control - Russ
I Hate U I Love U - Gnash
Lovin' it - Ariana Grande
PURPOSE - JUSTIN BIEBER (album)
Hello - Adele
Chasing Pavements - Adele
Hometown Glory - Adele
Turning Tables - Adele
If i Could Fly - One Direction
History - One Direction
Drowning Shadows - Sam Smith
Never Let You go - Justin Bieber
 

Films & Tv Shows
I didn't really go in depth why i love these films for example because i'd be here forever so i would read some reviews and summaries of these films. I did however split it into a 3 vague categories.
Rom-com's:
- Love, Rosie
- Just Go With It
- Clueless
- Just My Luck
- Chalet Girl
- Picture This
Drama/Mystery and Romance:
- Paper Towns
- Abduction
Shows: 
- Gossip Girl
- 90210
- Once Upon A Time
- Pretty Little Liars
- Suits

Other

Food & Drink
- Fiji Water: I generally hate water, I always drink Orange Juice, but i tried Fiji Water from the recommendation of Joe Sugg and got it from Whole Foods. I can actually drink this without it being a chore.
 
Books
 It's very rare that i find an actual book that i can stick with and really enjoy it to the end without putting it away and coming back to it in 6 months - That's why i have only a few.
I do however have a list of 7 books that i want to read in 2016.
- Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- Geek Girl by Holly Smale (the whole collection)
- Girl Online & Girl Online On Tour by Zoe Sugg

Other Other
- My new camera: Canon 750d!
 
That's all I have for you now but i'm sure that i'll come back and edit this post to put more things in here when i remember something!


Wednesday, 23 December 2015

KIEHL'S HAUL

 
Welcome back, long time no see. I want to share the products that i got on Black Friday with you. Talk about a belated haul - its been 4 weeks already. I was meaning to try out some Kiehl's products already from hearing only amazing things about it. I previously visited Kiehl's and got a few testers since i was looking for a new skincare routine.
 
 
Usually these three products would retail at the price of £74.50 all together but with the luxury of Black Friday it was 20% off meaning that it was £59.60. I got the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash (£22 - 230 ml) which really helped me with getting rid of my blemishes quite fast. This has a gel formula that acivated with water to create foam. This is suited for normal to oily skin types. It is made from completely natural products like flower extracts etc. which means that it won't harm your skin. After using a lot of Clinique products, i realised that my skin works better with natural products that are more gentle and not so harsh on the skin. I haven't had any problems with this product so far and i'm really happy with it.
 
Next, I picked up the Ultra Facial Toner (£16.50 - 250 ml), this isn't your usual toner because it is more of a thicker milky consistency meaning that it is more moisturizing and leaves your skin feeling soft. Your general toner has a water consistency which refreshes your skin however, this one doesn't which is the only negative side of the product. It soothes any dryness on the skin so makeup application is smoother and provides ideal preparation for moisturizer.
 
Lastly, my favourite of all is the Daily Reviving Concentrate (£36 - 30ml)  which acts like a moisturizer (for me atleast). I usually switch between a proper moisturizer to make sure my skin is hydrated - I use my Clinique Dramatically Different Mousturizer. This product provides antioxidant protection thanks to the natural oils like Ginger Root, Sunflower oil and Tamanu oil to keep your skin feeling fresh and look energized if you haven't caught up on all the sleep haha.
The Ginger Root Essential Oil preserves the efficacy and gives the natral scent.
Sunflower Oil helps reinforce the skin barrier,
Tamanu Oil helps reduce the appearance of daily damage, as well as replenish and soothe the skin.

 
Usually when you buy something from Kiehl's you get many testers, the number depends on what the product actually is - say if you want to try their shampoo, i recieved around 3 shampoo's and 3 conditioner sachets but for the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution i only got 2 sachets. For my first purchace I wanted to try out the Midnight Recovery Concentrate which comes in similar packaging to the full sized product but a lot smaller - it's perfect for traveling because you really need a couple of drops of it on your face so this saved you from carrying the full sized product. The tester bottle can also be refilled, so when i use it all up i will put other liquid form products inside when travelling.
The second thing i got as a tester was the Ultimate Strengh Hand Salve 30 ml tube which if you ask me looks like a full sized product. I really like this because its really moisturizing but doesn't leave your hands sticky for ages - I never use hand cream because I feel like i can't touch anything for about 10 minutes seriously..
So along with these goodies, I recieved a little clear zip washbag with tough black material and a white Kiehl's print in the centre. This is good to put in your school bag or regular bag to keep a few makeup bits for touchups.
 
Also, Kiehl's have a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee which means that you can exchange or return opened products within 28 days of using if you hate the product or you get a reaction from it. So keep your reciepts just in case!
 
What are your favourite Kiehl's products?