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I want you back for good

Whilst shopping my stash the other week I came across some old favourites of mine that had been hidden under a stack of newer make up. Myself and other beauty bloggers would agree that we don't need any new make up but a little voice inside your head always says "you might as well, it is 3 for 2" so then the collection gets larger and larger. So I decided to swap everything over to give them a bit of limelight and boy was it worth it as I had forgotten how good some of these were.

Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara- is one of those mascaras that need to dry out slightly before they get really good. And this one certainly turns good. Because the wand is skinny it makes it so easy to get close to the base of the lashes and also not awkward to hold. It says that it shouldn't flake however I do experience a little but wouldn't stop me using it. It's a very intense jet black and quite a liquidy consistency  Nice as a day time mascara which gives a nice natural look and hol…

Sunday round up -14 -

They longest day of year has passed and now we're officially in summer. I for one am a winter lover but obviously appreciate the sunshine and the festival season. For us teachers we're so close to summer (3 weeks and counting) and can't wait to go and do things in my break, including a holiday. Recently I was contacted for what sounds like such an awesome event and can't go because of work and was truly gutted and am hoping for other opportunities to fall in summer break. I'm also really interested in a bit of a bloggers meet up in London so if you know of any please comment below.

Anyway onto what I did last week......

1- A Tray of Empties that have been lurking in the back of my bathroom cabinet waiting to be thrown out. Tony doesn't get it and always shouting "why do we have so many empty things in ere?". This lovely group of empties consist of quite a few holy grail products of mine. Check out the post for more detail.

2- Stop the Yulin festival peti…

My Yoga journey

I've always been a pretty active person, dancing from a very young age and just generally active. About a year an a half ago I was so a bit too into the gym and all I cared about what getting there and spending two and a half hours lifting weights. I was very strict with my food and was very regimented with my gym days splitting them with arm days and leg days etc. I have to admit I was happy then, eating clean and feeling healthy yes I was happy. But I didn't have much spare time to see family or friends because I was so obsessed (yep I said it) I knew something had to change. I started going to the gym less and running instead and wanted to do a 10k in my local area. Just the thought of running a 10k now makes me feel exhausted.

Over the past year I have been in and out of the doctors, hospital, signed off work due to health reasons and being under investigation for this that and the other. Over time my fitness levels has deteriorated and after 4 months of laying on the sofa …

A mid week mani

I'm constantly changing up my nail varnish, I'd say every two or three days and right now its between this little group. I like to take time painting my nails and see it as a bit of me   pamper time. After a nice soak in the bath, or a relaxing long shower and a nice warm green tea I'm ready to get my nail bar on. 

It might sound gross but I like to use the Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover as mine tend to grow quite fast. Putting this along the cuticles for a minute or so and pushing them down with a wooden nail tool and they come straight off, like they've been dissolved. It really is fab and much easier than what some nail shops do and cut them off with teeny tiny scissors. Thats the only prep I do before painting my nails. Simple quick and no fuss.

Acrylic nails for seven months hasn't done my real nails any good and their now paying for it so I'm having to use the Essie ridge filling base coat to try and get them back into good shape. It helps to hide the ter…

Products I've used up

Completely using up a product doesn't happen every day, but when it does you are either loving it and you swear it has the x factor or you're feeling the meh factor. I'm always reading bloggers empties posts as you can really get their thoughts about products from day one to the end and can give you a good indication of whether to bother buying it or not. 

The empty suspects:

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish: Grapefruit and Patchouli- This was so nice to use. The Cleanse and Polish Original is lovely however this had a nice fresh smell that was an absolute delight to use, especially in the morning. It didn't have any different benefits but was just nice to have the fresh fruity scent.

Blistex Intensive Moisturiser- My night time lip product has gone and I already want it back , I want it back for good *recently saw Take That so I apologise. I really enjoy slapping a thick layer of this on just before bed as when you awaken you had lips that are plump and ready for a heavy dut…

NARS smudge proof eyeshadow base

Having greasy eyelids means one thing, eyeshadow never stays put. I find myself constantly on the hunt for a product which will allow my shadow to stay for at least a night out. I used to use the Urban Decay Primer Potion which is honestly amazing and would recommend it to anyone who has the same problem as me as it just completely mattified the area and glued any shadow onto my lid. However would never last an entire day on my eyelids. 

I got the idea of moving onto the NARS Smudge Proof because of the volume of love it receives and also I fancied a change. Let's face it, in true beauty blogger style you have at least a hand full of the same product, just different brands. 

Whats it like: It has a dofa applicator and the consistency of the actual product reminds me of a thick moisturiser or thick serum. When rubbed into your skin it almost instantly sinks in to create a rough feel ready for product to be put on top of it. 

Does it work: YES! It actually does work. The first day I us…

Lumie desklamp review - preventing SAD

I don't know about you but in the evening I spend quite a bit of time at my desk either blogging, writing to do lists, working through my skincare routine or playing around with make up. What ever I'm doing it's generally dark outside and need to switch on the main room light to be able to see. I'd never thought about using a desklamp like this before until Lumie contacted me with the opportunity to try one out and share my thoughts with you guys.

Who is Lumie?
They're a company that create lights to help treat SAD (Seasonal affective disorder) and offer quite a wide range of styles and types to suit a variety of lifestyles. As well as helping to treat SAD they help out with falling asleep, waking up, and productivity.
Lumie Desklamp facts:
* Stylish with an almost futuristic look * Adjustable neck to help with reading or more intricate work * Has four different light settings (soft light through to bright strong light) * Touch control * White LEDS, blue-enriched in the pa…

Another Micellar water: The Nivea edition

I cringe at the thought of people using face wipes in order to get their make up off and to cleanse their skin. They're not the best thing to use on your skin at all with some added ingredients that your skin will not thank you for. Even the simple act of rubbing your skin in the motion you do with wipes will prematurely age your skin. If your someone who is a fan of how quick and easy face wipes are then simply swap to micellar water and a cotton pad and you will thank me later. 

Brand after brand are bringing out their own Micellar waters as they are becoming incredibly popular. The Nivea 3 in 1 claims to deeply cleanse, remove make up and also moisturise the skin all in one step. I've used quite a few different waters and this seems to be the last one for me to test out.

So what did I think?.......... Literally one swoop of a cotton pad and I felt like I was washing my face with water from the tap. It feels so soothing and takes my make up off without the aggressive backwards…

Lush Oxford Street haul

Not long ago I tool a trip with my mum and sister to London and had all of five minutes to explore the new beautiful Lush store on Oxford Street. With the small amount of time I had I literally ran in, grabbed what caught my eye, paid, and left. I will go back soon and have a real look around as there's like 200 products specifically for the Oxford Street store (keep a look out for future haul). Before you start reading, I'm some what a novice with scent explanation.

Comforter shower cream- you can guess from the name that this is a liquid version of the Comforter bubble bar. It smells absolutely divine and feels great on the skin. The colour is light highlighter pink and I have to be really careful using it in a white bathroom! Being a fan of Ribena I love the scent of the comforter as the blackcurrant smell is so strong. 

Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream- smells pretty much the same as Bubbleroon and is a super strong scent. It feels lovely and moisturising on the skin and stays br…

Fashion Friday - ASOS

Won Hundred co-ord : I recently saw an article I think in Look magazine all on the pyjama looking co-ords that are hitting the high street. Later that day I was scrolling through ASOS and spotted this and instantly fell in love. I mean how comfy does this look?! Just imagine this, a nice pair of comfy trainers and your good to go.

ASOS Hold it mules : Oh how I love a good mule and these babies are looking like a great summer heel. I especially love the see-through panel and chunky heel. I need them in my life. 


ASOS Petite cropped cold shoulder cami : Yes I've included this into quite a few of my fashion wish lists and still am yet to order it. Such a cute and flattering cami and a great in-between season piece for this time of year. If your out and about with boots and jeans and the sun comes out, just having your shoulders out and the floaty neck line makes it feel and look a lot more spring/summer. 


ASOS Tunic top with high neck : Not really sure if this would suit me but the mode…

A little about me

Pretty sure every blogger has done a post letting their readers in on some little facts about themselves, so I thought I would join the club and share a little bit about me. I like posts like this because the people you follow become real and instantly you feel like you know them. So, want to know more about me?


What is your middle name?: Christina. What was favourite subject at school?: PE and History. What is your favourite drink?: A green tea or the Pina Colada juice from M&S. What is your favourite song at the moment?: Bills by LunchMoney Lewis. What is your favourite food?: Chips (white potato and sweet). What is the last thing you bought?:Soap and Glory Archery replacement. Favourite book of all time?: Shopaholic but anything by Sophie Kinsella Favourite Colour?: Grey. Do you have any pets?: I have a cat called Sammy who is 1 and a half. Favourite Perfume?: Of all time has to be.... YSL Parisienne Favourite Holiday?: When my family went Skiing in Val Thorensit was the best! Any holiday…