Monday, 21 July 2014

Primark Ps Love Waterproof Mascara Review

primark waterproof mascara review
primark waterproof mascara  

So I've mentioned the PS Love makeup range from Primark a few times on the blog now; I'm legitemately impressed with most of the products I've tried and as you all probably know - I love a good bargain. So, when I saw this waterproof mascara for £2 I thought I'd give it a whirl. I've previously tried the £1 standard mascara which was actually pretty great considering the price, you can see it in action in this post along with other primark beauty buys and mini reviews/swatches.

The waterproof mascara comes in this metallic blue tube that is chunky, similar to most of the maybelline mascaras in shape and size. It has a short, fat plastic wand with short plastic bristles to grip lashes. The formula itself is quite wet, so I found it best to apply in thin coats and apply 2 coats rather than go for one thick coat on the lashes. What I liked about this mascara is that even though it is waterproof, it was still easy to remove at the end of the day without making lashes crispy and dry. Yet - it also lasted throughout the day, didn't smudge and would probably be a great option for holiday when you're at the beach or the pool. I can't vouch for it lasting through swimming, but it is definitely a longer lasting formula than the regular mascara so that's gotta be a good thing right? 

For £2, it's definitely worth checking out! I was pretty impressed with the black colour, the little bit of length and a good amount of volume it gave! 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Summer Sunday: Summer Yankee Candle Scents

yankee candle cheap summer

I'm a huge fan of Yankee Candle, they are definitely one of the best around when it comes to candles and my favourite way to enjoy them is the little wax tarts for the burner. They are the cheapest most purse friendly way to try out a whole range of scents and these £1.25 wax tarts last ages and fragrance an entire room! 

Here are a few of my favourite summer scents that are perfect for this time of year. I love fresh, floral and fruity scents for summer rather than heavy, sweet scents and some of my favourites are the lemon scents! Sicilian lemon and Sparkling lemon are both really fresh and citrus like, and definitely one for you if you like fresh, fruity scents - sparkling lemon literally smells like fresh lemonade! Another sweet fruity scent is pink dragon fruit which smells like sweeties and reminds me of the smell of lush stores - so if you like the smell of lush shops then you'll love this one! 

For the less sweet but more floral smells I really like garden sweet pea which is subtle but a very lovely scent that is fresh and floral. For something a little different, pineapple cillantro is a good choice! It sounds bizarre but is actually a really nice scent that just reminds me of summer & pineapple cocktails! I also love black coconut and vanilla lime, they would have made the photo if I had them in my little stock pile! 

What's your favourite summer scent? 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Rant: Being Alone

Today I thought I'd talk about a bit of a strange subject; being alone; in the general sense of the word. As someone who enjoys being alone, I wonder if anyone else does too? 

First of all, I'd like to point out that there is a massive difference to being alone and being lonely; it's perfectly okay to experience both but what I'm talking about today isn't feeling lonely, it's the time spent alone and how I've come to crave it and enjoy it

I don't want this to make me sound like some kind of hermit who spends 24 hours of each day in her room, but I do enjoy spending time by myself. It's not that I don't enjoy others company - I certainly do. I love seeing friends and spending time with them whether it's in their/my house or going for lunch and shopping - that kind of company is awesome, and important too. I also love spending time with my family; I still live at home and we are a very close-knit family who enjoy one anothers company and I'm glad that I don't have an entire house to myself as it would feel empty and boring. BUT, I like my own space and I need it. Sometimes I just need to be alone just for clarity and to feel calm - it doesn't mean I don't like spending time with others - it just means that I enjoy having a break from it

I love spending time alone, I like the peace and the quiet that comes along with it. I like sitting on the edge of my bed and just thinking of nothing. I like sitting at my desk and throwing myself into my blog with no distractions. I like sitting in a cafe on my own enjoying some kind of coffee and mooching the free wifi. I like shopping on my own with no stress over who wants to go in which shop. I like walking to the shops on my own, taking the long way around and just looking at the trees. I like just sitting on my own and doing whatever I want to do and thinking about whatever I want/need to think about. 

I don't crave constant company, but I appreciate it and enjoy it when I have it. I don't hate being alone unless it's at night time and there are creepy noises. I don't  need to be in a relationship to feel happy with myself and I don't need to be surrounded by people all day every day. What I do need is a couple of great friends, my family and myself. And all of those three groups need some dedicated time - that means friends time, family time and ME time. So, if I don't want to join you on your weekend full of crazy antics or be a constant busy bee on the go, that's okay. If I want to sit in a cafe on my own, that's okay. And, if I enjoy my own company - that's okay too! 

I'm not sure what I wanted to get out of this post, I just felt the need to ramble. It's probably because I went to town a few weeks ago and decided to stop for lunch on my way home in the local pub and I just sat on my own. At first it felt weird, made me slightly anxious that people would think I was some kind of weirdo taking up a table of 4 with no company. But then I just enjoyed it, I had lovely food - of course, checked into the free wifi and had a relaxing 30 minutes of uninterrupted food -- Unless you count the staff who asked me 3 times if everything was okay. They were probably just being polite, because surely it isn't that strange for a girl to sit at a table and eat alone? Is it? 

So I guess what I want to know is, does anyone else enjoy being alone? I do - and it's okay. 

Friday, 18 July 2014

Blog Takeover: Bang On Trend- Got The Blues

Hi everyone I'm Lauren from makeupbylaurenmarie. Recently while I was browsing the shops I couldn't help notice the amount of blue clothing and accessories. I have put together some must haves for this season to get you bang on trend, ranging from that elegant royal blue to fun minty blue that gives you an instant summery vibe. Overall there is something here for everyone and after doing this post I have the strong urge to buy those wedges.....I must resist. Think of your spending ban Lauren! Also how gorgeous is that necklace? strongly urge you seeing this one in real life its like a mermaid made a baby and its was this pretty. 

1. Blue Waffle Skater Dress: New Look
2.Striped Lace Detail Top: Topshop
3.Blue Sunglasses: River Island
4. Bikini Top & Bottoms (sold Individually) River Island T & B
5. Royal Blue Pumps: Forever 21
6. Whistles Clutch Bag With Chain: Asos
7. Skater Skirt: River Island
8. Wedges: New Look
9. Blue Cap Sleeved Dress: Dorothy Perkins 
10. Baby Blue Purse: River Island
11. Glistering ,Statement Necklace: New Look

Anything here tickle your pickle? What colours are you wearing this summer?