Monday, 31 August 2015

August Beauty Favourites

I feel like August has been a month for rediscovering old favourites. Whilst I have tried a few new things, I haven't really bought many new beauty products recently, and I was getting bored of the same old things, so I've been having a little rummage around in my collection, and a lot of my favourites this month are made up of products that were once loved and perhaps got a little neglected over time.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Slimming World Sunday - August 2015 Update

August has been a really up and down month for me on Slimming World. I started the month all fired up and ready for a great month of weight loss, but my motivation started to dwindle a little towards the middle of the month and I started to lose my way a little. Luckily I've managed to get back on track and am now well on my way to my next award.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Primark Haul August 2015

Considering I bought quite an expensive item (expensive as far as Primark goes anyway!) and still managed to keep the total under £100, I wasn't expecting this haul to be very big, but having now gone thought the items I picked up I've realised it's even bigger than last month! Oops! I think you can tell from this haul I am well and truely over summer and very much looking forward to autumn arriving - this is my favourite season in terms of the fashion!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

My Favourite Drugstore Lip Products

I'm currently writing this post from my sick bed, so apologies if the quality is not great, but I really wanted to get this up! When it comes it lipsticks, I do love a good splurge at the MAC counter, but I feel like the drugstore brands have really upped their game in recent years and released some really good products to rival their high end counterparts. Here are some of my favourite lip products that I've tried from the drugstore.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Slimming World Sunday - Veggie Quiche

If you read my EESP post from last week, you'll know that one of my favourite lunches recently has been quiche. It's really simple and cheap to make, plus it's really filling too. The particular recipe that I use is great if you are following the SP plan like I was - just serve it with a salad and you've got the perfect SP lunch, but is great served with other free foods for an extra easy lunch, or simply on it's own as a snack.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Urban Decay Naked Smoky

So many people were excited about the launch of Urban Decay's latest Naked offering, whilst I spent rather a long time pondering whether it was something I actually wanted - perhaps to much pondering over just an eyeshadow palette! I decided I would have to go and swatch it before I could truly make up my mind, rather than making a rash online purchase. Of course as soon as I saw it in person I instantly fell in love and had to take one home with me!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Recent Non Beauty Favourites

I've realised that I haven't done one of these posts in a very long time! I spend so long gabbing on about all of the beauty products I've been enjoying that I often neglect to tell you all of the other things I've been loving. So here's a long overdue round up of some of my recent non beauty favourites.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Bourjois Aqua Blush

When I received my Latest In Beauty box this was one of the products inside which I was most excited about trying. I wasn't sure if the liquid formula was something I was going to like, as it took me forever just to get into cream blushes, but it was such an interesting concept that I wanted to give it a go anyway.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Slimming World Sunday - My EESP Week

I think it's safe to say I really enjoyed my sister's wedding! I lost track of the amount of syns I ate and drank that day (and for part of the day after whilst we were still at the hotel!) but everyone's allowed days like that, right?! I was absolutely dreading stepping on the scales but I did have a quick sneak peek on the Saturday evening, and I was facing a 2.5lb gain from just two days!!! I already had my plan in place to follow the SP plan for the next four and a bit days (so not quite an EESP week, but we'll go with it!) before weigh in to try and limit the damage as much as possible.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum

Vichy is a brand that has never disappointed for me whenever I've tried their products, especially their serums, so when I saw reviews popping up of their new Aqualia Thermal Serum, ideal for dry/dehydrated skin, then I had to give it a go. The reviews I'd seen had all been really positive, and with Vichy being a brand I trust, I was expecting great things from this serum.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

What Blogging Means To Me

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Whilst I was on my blogging break earlier this year, I often wondered whether coming back to blogging would be the right thing to do. The more time went on, the harder it seemed to get back into it - did I even want to any more? All sorts of questions ran through my mind - would I have the energy? would my readers still follow me? would me content even be interesting these days? After much pondering I sat back and thought about the reasons I began blogging in the first place, and all of the reasons I had continued to blog for over a year before my break. I realised that my decision whether to come back should be based on what my blog means to me, not to other people. So today I'm going to share with you what blogging means to me.

Monday, 10 August 2015

OGX Coconut Water Hair Care Range

After hearing a lot of good things about OGX haircare, their coconut water range in particular, I decided whilst they were on offer to pick them up and see for myself. My hair is quite often dry and damaged, so I thought this range would be just what I needed to perk it up a little. With some big names in the blogging world giving them a thumbs up, I had pretty high hopes for OGX.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Slimming World Sunday - Easy Body Magic Routine

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Apologies for the extremely late blog post today. I've had a really busy week with very limited access to my computer, so I was unable to schedule this post in advance for it's usual time! But it's better late than never I guess! Now that my sister's wedding has come and gone (it was an amazing day, but I was feeling a little delicate yesterday as a result!) I'm now fully focused on getting to my target as soon as I can. Today marks the start of my SP days up until my next weigh in on Thursday, and I'm also increasing my workouts again. I haven't exercised properly in weeks so I feel like I'm starting a few steps back on the fitness levels I've previously reached, so I'm starting off with quite a simple routine to get myself going again.

Friday, 7 August 2015

New Look Wishlist

It's been over a month now, but I've still got £10 leftover on a New Look gift card from my birthday. I have to admit, when I went in to spend some of my birthday dosh last month, I wasn't massively inspired by anything I saw, and some out with just one blouse, so I thought I'd have a little look online and see if anything caught my eye to spend the last of my funds on.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Rimmel Kate Moss Nude Lipsticks

I've got to admit I, and probably the majority of the people reading this, don't need another nude lipstick. But when a whole collection of them gets released, you've got to take a look, right?! Rimmel recently launched another collaboration with Kate Moss recently, and it was all about nude lips & tips. Whilst the nail polishes didn't really take my fancy, I was really excited to try some of the lipsticks.

Monday, 3 August 2015

July Beauty Favourites

July has been another one of those blink and you'll miss it kind of months. I've had so much going on in my personal life over the past few months that I've not had much time just to sit back and reflect - and that's with a weeks annual leave thrown in! As I've been really busy, this month has again been all about products that I can just throw on and go rather than me sitting down and taking time with my makeup and experimenting with different products.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Slimming World Sunday - July 2015 Update

July has been a bit of a weird month for me Slimming World wise. I had my bridesmaids dress fitting at the end of June and although it had to be taken in ever so slightly, it was a pretty good fit. To avoid my sister having to fork out for two different alterations I've had to be careful not to loose too much weight since. It's felt really weird going into group hoping for a small weight loss rather than several pounds, but I think I've managed to strike a good balance of still losing, and making sure the dress still fits - and as you can see I've got my 1 stone award!