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Thursday, 29 October 2015

First impressions: Estée Lauder Take It Away

First impressions: Estée Lauder Take It Away
Thursday, 29 October 2015
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When you order things from the Estée Lauder website they are kind enough to give you some samples of some of their products (amazing, we know)! I got this one free a few weeks ago and I just so happened to run out of Micellar water the other day so I thought that I would give it a go.


I first used this 3 days ago to get rid of my make up before bed and it has changed my life! It literally feels so nice on the skin - not harsh at all - and it gets off all of your make up really quick and easily. 
All I did was apply this to my skin when it was still dry and then rinsed it off with a slightly damp muslin cloth and poof, my make up was gone! Now I'm the type of girl that wears 6+ layers of mascara so it usually takes a few minutes of scrubbing to get it all off, but all it took were 2 small blobs of this rubbed over my eyes and my lashes were clump free! 
The formula is so nourishing, it literally does feel like a lotion and, like I said before, I rubbed it all over my eyes and it didn't irritate or sting them in the slightest.


I am definitely adding this to my Christmas list and I would recommend picking up a tester the next time you fancy some goodies from Estée Lauder!
Sunday, 25 October 2015

5 ways to help you get a good night sleep

5 ways to help you get a good night sleep
Sunday, 25 October 2015
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Uni/college students are renowned for their awful sleeping habits and we're no exception! But we're determined to create some form of routine by the end of the year so we thought that we would write down some tips to remind ourselves of how to get a good night sleep - and hopefully help you guys out too!


1) Turn off your technology
Yes, it is hard. We are the worst for staying on our phones right before we close our eyes! But putting your phone down an hour or so before going to sleep is really beneficial in actually helping you to fall asleep. Plus, it's nice to have an hour a day away from technology, right?

2) Have a bath
Having a bath or a hot shower before bed is the perfect way to wind down. Put on your chill playlist, add some bubbles and feel your muscles relax. Ugh the thought is making us want one right now.

3) Have a hot drink
NOT COFFEE. I REPEAT NOT COFFEE (duh). A cup of tea can pretty much relax us in any situation so it's ideal for making you feel warm and fuzzy just before bed.


4) Make sure there's a nice ambience in your room
When we're in a cosy room it automatically makes us more tired. Turn off your main light and put on a lamp, or fairy lights, or light some candles (or all three). Make sure you're nice and cosy and the rest will come naturally.


5) Read before bed
Instead of succumbing to the temptations of Netflix, read a book instead. It's kinda nice to give your eyes a break from staring at a screen all day, plus reading is so underrated.



We'd love to hear any of your tips for getting a good night sleep, so feel free to share some in the comments! x
Friday, 23 October 2015

Autumn Haul

Autumn Haul
Friday, 23 October 2015
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It's been a while since we've treated ourselves so last week we thought that we would take a nice stroll in to town and buy ourselves some new clothes for Autumn.
All of the items on here were bought on the high-street so if you want any information about anything just drop us a comment and we'll let you know where we got them and prices etc.







Sunday, 18 October 2015

Mediocre Make-Up

Mediocre Make-Up
Sunday, 18 October 2015
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It's not very often that we find products we don't like, but on the off chance we do we like to share it with you guys so you don't have to endure such disappointments.
Here are just a couple of products that didn't match up to our standards, we hope you enjoy!

Plump it! Volumising lip plumper!
As you already know Kayleigh and I have been on the mission for big lips for many a year! So, when I saw Holly Hogan promoting this lip product on her Instagram, saying it's better than lip fillers, I went straight over to the website and bought one, how couldn't I?! Now, I don't know if it was naive of me to believe her, after all she is a reality TV star with multiple fitness plans and books, but after watching all 10 Series of Geordie Shore I felt like Holly like I could trust her (haha, more fool me!) and didn't think she wouldn't lie to her followers for a few Bob... Boy was I wrong. The product itself arrived very quickly and it was nicely packaged. On first application I was surprised at how much it hurt, the product advises that you only apply 3 clicks worth of product in one application, so me being me I applied it the maximum amount of times so I could get the full effect of the product. The product induces a intense stinging in the lips that lasts a few minutes and my word does it hurt. I was so excited, all I could think was that the more it hurt the more it was doing, this was completely stupid of me. After the stinging sensation stopped there was no noticeable difference to the plumpness of my lips, all this product does is hurt and make your lips go bright red! I've tried it a few more times but can now firmly say that this does not work and is a complete waste of money. I've seen other Geordie Shore and TOWIE cast members promote this product and I'm so shocked at how they can willingly promote a product that is so bad. If I've learnt anything from this it's that you can't trust everything you read on the Internet (Sorry mum, I should have listened to you!).

Makeup Revolution's Salvation Velvet Lacquer - What I Believe
It's quite hard to slate a product that's only £3 because it's such a rarity, but I accept the challenge. I've had some of my best buys from Makeup Revolution but it's hard to try their newest products as they don't seem to update their displays in Superdrug & so I'm left to fend for myself in the world of online shopping. These lip lacquers apply liquid and dry matte for the, I quote, 'perfect matte lip'. It's a given that what you see isn't always what you get and this is especially the case with shopping for makeup online, but when I saw these lip lacquers on their page I had this burst of excitement that these might be ridiculously cheap dupes for Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick! On arrival it wasn't the product that let me down, it was the colour. I was expecting a nude lip lacquer with pink undertones and instead I got a bright baby pink - I was not impressed. I can't really comment on the product itself because I haven't worn it due to the colour (argh!). I still find it hard to understand how this happened as online not only do they have the picture of the product but also a swatch on a hand, I'm honestly bemused. All I can advise is when purchasing this product don't expect the exact colour that you see on the website, I hope I save you a little disappointment. 

Are there any products you've been hating on lately? Or perhaps you've had a different experience with the above products? We'd love to hear from you guys! :D 

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Tropical Print Homeware

Tropical Print Homeware
Sunday, 11 October 2015
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Now this is something that has been all over pinterest/instagram/youtube for a while now. Maybe it's because we're finding it hard to say goodbye to Summer, or because we're lusting after tropical beaches but we've finally come around to loving tropical prints!

We just think it makes a room look really edgy, whether it's just the addition of a few printed cushions or an entire tropical-looking wall, it's enough to brighten up a drab room and banish those Autumn/Winter blues.


As far as we're aware, it isn't easy to find these prints in highstreet shops YET but if you are interested have a look at SOCIETY 6 or on ETSY and you're sure to find some good bits and pieces!

What do you think about the tropical print trend?
Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Autumn Beauty Wishlist

Autumn Beauty Wishlist
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
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Autumn is officially here and the weather in the UK has taken a horrible turn (I don't think we'll ever get over the fact that it rains a lot), so we thought what better way to cheer ourselves up than looking at beauty products that we really, really want but can't afford - ha ha!


Seriously though, Autumn is the perfect time for being adventurous with your make up and experimenting with some red/berry colours and our wishlist kind of highlights that. We love wearing a Cranberry lip or a golden eye shadow in the colder months - theres just something nice about wearing warm tones while the weather is cold (the irony!). 



We'd love to hear what you're lusting after this season so feel free to leave a comment letting us know!
Friday, 2 October 2015

What we've been watching

What we've been watching
Friday, 2 October 2015
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It's the perfect time of year for snuggling down with a nice cup of tea and binge watching a good TV series, so to give you a bit of inspiration we're going to share with you some of the things we've been loving to watch recently!









New girl
This summer I have really been getting back in to New Girl. I used to watch it a few years ago but for some reason stopped, but since I have finished The Office (US) and have been searching for something just as good, I think this is a good alternative. I’m sure most people know but for those of you that don’t, it basically just shows the lives of these five flatmates and their relationships with each other (kind of similar to friends in a way). It’s just one of those TV shows that you can just binge watch on a Sunday afternoon because it doesn’t take too much thought, it’s just light and funny.

Parks And Recreation

This is pretty much the perfect alternative to The Office (I swear we'll stop mentioning it now). It's pretty much the same concept which means it's just as easy to fall in love with the characters, it's so quotable and it's so easy to watch... Plus Amy Poehler is just genius!  If you're stumped for what to watch I would definitely recommend this.

The Bachelorette
Those of you that are from the US will probably know all about The Bachelor/The Bachelorette, but for me it was completely new! I had heard it mentioned by a few American Youtubers before but I didn’t think it was that popular in the UK. Anyways after watching one episode I was absolutely hooked. I mean I’m a sucker for reality TV anyway, but this has everything you would ever want from a reality TV show!

Trainwreck
My little sister actually works at the local cinema and she gets 2 free cinema tickets every week as a staff incentive type of thing and this is one of the films that we went to see together. First of all I just gotta say that anything involving Amy Schumer I’m completely down with, she is everything I want to be and more! But this film is literally the perfect romcom. It made me laugh, it made me cry… it was just perfect. And now I have some weird crush on Bill Hader #SorryNotSorry. 

Doctor Foster
This program is based around a Doctor, Gemma,  who finds out that her husband is having an affair. That's all i'll say because if you haven't watch it yet then I don't want to ruin anything for you. All I'll say is that this is the best TV show I have seen in a long long time. It's extremely gripping and you find yourself getting emotional attached to Gemma as you experience the hurt and betrayal of her husband. Tune in to BBC One on Wednesdays at 9 and if you haven't already discovered this ... make sure you watch it on catch up!!

Aquarius 
This series is set in LA in the 1960's and is based around a detective searching for a missing teenage girl who is found to be with Charles Manson. This show is very much based around sex, drugs and rock'n'roll with a lot of singing and hippy love. This show is great for those that love a bit of crime drama & with Grey Damon playing a leading roll it provides a great bit of eye candy for us ladies ;D
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