collective haul march 2017

hello my loves

hope you’re all well and okay! i thought as i seem to spend so much money on bits and bobs i’d show you what I’ve bought over the last month.

firstly i stopped off at my local boots and superdrug to pick up some little bits. Some more essential than others haha 🙂

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I’d say that garnier micellar water is by far one of my favorite ways to remove makeup,its also probably the closest to bioderma too because it doesn’t sting your eyes. Because I use it on a nearly every day basis I thought I would buy the biggest bottle which was about £5.00. (Not to bad if I’m honest). 

 

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Whilst I was frolicking around boots I happened to spot these beauties on offer so i decided to get them because they’re probably one of the most hydrating sheet masks I’ve ever used, my best friend introduced me to them and i honestly don’t think I could go a week without them now!

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I know this probably sounds weird but I always find that boots and superdrug have such a different range of products in them so I tend to visit both and have a look around. whilst i was wandering the iles i spotted a product range which I’ve never seen before so i thought i would pick it up.I use drug store shampoo & conditioner so naturally my hair is going to contain a lot of silicon. I also use a reasonable amount of heat on my hair which i know is bad, but because i work in the hair and beauty industry my hair can’t be all crazy to go to work. i also bleached the ends of my hair back in September so you can probably imagine my hair being quite damaged so that’s why i thought i would give this ago. It was only £7.99 too, so if its a pile of shit i haven’t thrown too much money away.

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guys. YOU.NEED.TO.TRY.THIS.FOUNDATION! I don’t think I’ve used anything quite like it before, i absolutely adore it. As i might have mentioned before my skins more on the dry dehydrated side so i really struggle to find a foundation that reasonable coverage but doesn’t make my face look cakey, but this really doesn’t. i use a damp real techniques sponge and apply a pump to my face and neck and its perfect. Its a little bit more on the pricey side being £16.50 but its definitely worth every penny.

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I’ve gone and done it again! i spend so much money of nail polish i’m such an addict! id say that blues and pinks are probably my most worn colours.like i mentioned earlier because i work in the hair and beauty industry I’ve got to be looking my best all the time to help clients feel trusting of my abilities. one of those aspects is keeping my hands in good shape. So I tend to paint my nails every 3 days ,which not going to lie is a difficult routine to keep up with when i’m barely ever home. So i wanted to try out some new ones to see if they’re more long lasting. I’ve bought h&m polishes before and loved them. But i saw that Barry m have a relatively new collection out and wanted to give that a go too. And if i’m  being completely honest i wasn’t really planing to buy the blue from no7 but i needed to buy 2 products to get a free little gift box 🙂

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The last thing beauty wise I picked up was a few bath bombs from lush. I actually picked up a couple of the golden eggs but i used one before i managed to take some pictures haha

 

Next i took a trip to probably one of my favorite places! I’ve never lived near a primark so i haven’t had the luxury of it as I’ve grown up but recently my town opened one and i’m honestly so happy about it. I didn’t really have a certain item in mind but I ended up buying mostly night shirts because they’re just so cute!. I then had to pick up that stripy grey t shirt because if you know me the majority of my wardrobe is striped :D. I cant remember what I was wearing that day but it was super uncomfortable so I decided that I needed to pick something up to put over the top so i decided to grab the weekend vibes sweatshirt, which I love when i’m wearing fake tan cause I just makes me look even more brown ahah. Whilst in primark i also spotted this really soft powder pink blanket and knew i needed to get it. my dogs love it too.. not sure if that’s obvious.

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last but not least i did a little cheeky order to forever 21 again. I didn’t have anything specific in mind i just wanted some new bits and bobs. so i decided to pick up a couple body suits ones in grey and ones a nude/pink. i also picked up a nude pleather mini skirt and i also picked up a black bralette because i wanted to try them out 🙂

so there we go that’s everything I’ve bought over the month of march!  thank you so much for reading and ill hopefully speak to you guys soon.

Alice xoxo

 

‘A new year A new me’

‘A new year a new me’ probably one of the most cliche sayings of all time. yet somehow as each year passes and another number ticks over its more and more relatable

2016 what a year, with numerous celebrity deaths,terror attacks, brexxit and Donald trump winning the presidential election I think it’s safe to say that it was simply shit.

To many a new year means making up some resolutions that let’s be honest nobody sticks to which therefore makes you more miserable than you were the previous year.
To me new year is another leap into making yourself, you have 365 days to reinvent yourself , create a new you and become just that little bit more of a better person ( if that’s what you’re aiming to achieve). I find the world such a sad and depressing place sometimes when most of the problems are so unnecessary and unkind.

This year I want to make something of the year and not let it slip away from me. I want to live more and say yes to more opportunities. I want to be able to regret the things I’ve done rather than regretting the things I haven’t. This year I want to be a better me in general, I want to love my body, look after myself more. I want to cherish time with friends and appreciate the little things I need to work on letting go of my insecurities and becoming more positive and most importantly I need  believe in myself abit more.

I guess all that anybody really needs in life is happiness and their health and as long as you’ve got them all the other materialistic items don’t matter, they help but they don’t solve the deeper darker problems in life.  I think I’m not to sad to see the back of 2016 but I’ve also achieved so much in the last year that I’m kinda sad that it’s flown by to quick.

Here’s to 2017.. let’s hope it’s a good one!

swatches and review of the morphe 35om palette

Today iIMG_2071 thought i would share my opinion on my first ever purchase from morphe which let me tell you was an exciting buy!. if you live in the uk like myself you’ll know that buying from certain brands can be rather difficult, morphe being one of them. luckily stores like beauty chamber, cult beauty and beauty bay all thankfully put this in consideration and sell morphe products, but due to high demand some products  tend to sell out fast. keeping this in mind i kept checking websites for a restock and luckily enough beauty chamber had the 35om palette in stock so i instantly ordered it. the cost of the actual palette and shipping come to about £26 which in my opinion is bloomin good.

I absolutely love this palette the colours are beautiful and the pigmentation is incredible! the only thing i find strange about the palette is that some of the colours have a creamier texture than some of the others which means the pigmentation isn’t that great .. might just be my palette but that’s something to consider when purchasing one. If im honest though i would rather buy morphe palettes than say an urban decay not because i dislike their products, it’s just you get more for your money. im definitely going to purchase from morphe in future times.

As there is 35 shades im just going to go from left to right across the 5 rows. When you look through the swatches you’ll notice what i was talking about when i said some of the shades are creamier than others because the pigmentation isn’t as opaque, but for the price im not going to complain.

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row 1

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row 2

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row 4

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row 5

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let me know if you like this sort of thing

and leave some suggestions down below.

Alice                                                                                                                                                                   xoxoxoxo

 

 

 

New beginnings

I thought i would sit down and explain what im trying to achieve whilst creating this blogging space. firstly hi my names Alice and im 17, i live in the united kingdom and i love makeup, photography and baking!. I think the reason why ive decided to create a blog is because my ultimate goal in life is to make the people around me happy and by creating a space where i can interact with people who share the same passions as me might just be able to do exactly that. Please bare with me though im not the best writer and even though i’ll try hard not to there will probably be grammatical errors and things that shouldn’t be where my mind has decided to place them. i dont really want to pile pressure on myself to upload 2 days a week because i know that’s a unrealistic expectation and i know i won’t be able to achieve that. not only will it be a unrealistic expectation but i really want to enjoy blogging and if i know that if i stress over it i doubt i post as often as i would like to..

i hope you like my blog and i hope to speak to you guys soon

Alice xoxoxo