3 Favourites

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MUSIC // No sound without Silence | Avril Lavigne | Battle Born

So I’ve been wanting to a post like this for a long time. It’s something I’ve seen around more popular blogs were people share their favourite things. Now I’ve always thought no one would be interested in reading what I love but then I recently I came to the conclusion that this is my blog and I’ll post what I want. I do like posting reviews but sometimes I do want to do something different and who doesn’t love writing about their favourite things? So let’s discuss some of those things. Starting with music:

No sound without Silence by The Script – I’ve been a fan of The Script for a long time and I love pretty much everything they release. There most recent album, No Sound Without Silence is one my favourites. I find it really hard to describe music so bare with my here. I find they have some really fast paced songs like Paint the Town Green. Superheroes, The Energy Never Dies and Hail, Rain or Sunshine which are just really upbeat and happy, great to listen to when walking or even just dancing around your room. The album also has some really romantic songs, It’s not right for you, Man on a Wire and  Never Seen Anything ‘Quite Like You’. And then it also has some slightly sad songs, like Without Those Songs,  No Good in Goodbye, Flares, Army of Angels, and Howl at the moon. It’s Not Right For You is one of my favourite songs in the album, I find it very motivating as the lyrics talk about doing what makes you happy and what’s right for you, “She said, “Is this the life you’ve been dreaming of Spending half the day away from the things you love? It’s not too late to do something new.” “She said, “It’s hard enough trying to live your life. But not following your dreams made you dead inside. If you don’t love what you do.” I just love listening to this when I’m not motivated to anything, and it reminds me to work towards my dreams and work hard to get what I want. My other favourites from this album are Superheroes and Paint the Town Green which are just really upbeat and happy songs that I love to dance too alone in my bedroom and Never Seen Anything ‘Quite Like You’ because it’s such a romantic song and I love listening to it when I need to write a romantic scene. I’m not really once for romance, mostly because hey I’m single but I adore this song. Overall this album, like every album The Script bring out is just amazing, filled with beautiful songs that send you on a journey. Please check this out, I guarantee you, you won’t regret it.

Avril Lavigne self titled – Now I know a lot of people don’t like Avril Lavigne anymore since her music style changed, but I still love and adore her. She’s one of the only singers that I own every album of and one of the only two sings I’ve seen in concert. This is her newest album and it has a nice range of songs which I think play on her old style a lot. I’d say the whole album is pretty upbeat and happy. Some of my favourite upbeat songs are Rock N Roll, here’s to never growing up, 17, Bitchin’ Summer, Sippin’ On Sunshine, Hello Kitty and Bad Girl. Bad Girl which has Marilyn Manson in it is one of my top songs from the album, as I love rock music and this reminds me of a soft of loud rock style. I also love hush hush which is a sad song on the album, but as I’ve said before I love sad songs as not only do I love all the emotions they bring out but they also help greatly with writing sad songs. Especially this song which seems to be a about a breakup. There are some songs that I don’t really like that much on the album, such as Let Go and Falling Fast. But that’s just because they’re not really my style and also I’m not a big fan of Chad Kroeger. But I just ignore those two songs and listen to the rest of this amazing album.

Battle Born by The Killers – This album isn’t as new as the others and isn’t even the most recent Killers Album out there, but it is one of my favourites. I love The Killers and I think, like with Avril Lavigne I own every single one of their albums. I love how upbeat The Killers songs are, and Mr Brightside has always been and will always be one of my favourite songs of all time. I think my favourite song from this album hands down is Miss Atomic Bomb. This song and the video are just perfect, it brings out such a range of emotions in me, it’s great for writing and car journeys or just walking around. I find I can really hear the emotion of Brandon Flowers in this song, and I adore how it’s basically a sequel to Mr Brightside, which as I said is one of my favourite songs. I also really love Runaways, which is honestly my drunk jam at this point as well Battle Born, A Matter of Time, The Rising Tide, From here on out, Deadline and Commitments and Flesh and Bone. There are some romantic songs on the album like The Way It Was and heart of a girl. Then there’s also some sad songs like Be Still, which I think I’ve actually cried at a few times and here with me. All the songs are amazing and honestly there’s not on I don’t like. I love all The Killer’s albums but this is probably my favourite, with hot fuss being a close second.

 

 

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BOOKS // The Great Gatsby | The Carrie Diaries | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – Now I know you’ve probably heard of this book, it’s not new or suddenly popular by any means. I read this two or three years ago I think and I really loved it. I never knew anything about the book before I read it, as we’d never read or talked about this in school. I heard about the movie coming out and I really wanted to read the book, as most of the time I’m a book-before-movie type of person. I really love this book, I find it’s different to anything I’ve read and it’s just such an enchanting story, even though it’s actually just a normal story about a guy trying to be reunited with this girl, I really love it (I’m so great as describing things aren’t I?) I find it has so many different meanings and interruptions depending on which way you look at it. I love hearing what people think about it, as everyone has a different view of what the characters represent and how the relationships play out. I’ve since seen the movie version of this and although it’s different to the book I love that just as much and it’s definitely one of my favourite movies.

The Carrie Diaries by Candice Bushnell – Now if you know me or if you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know how much I love The Carrie Diaries. I’m not going to talk too much about my obsession with this book because I did that in both the book review and the sequel book review, but I really really love this book. It’s nothing that groundbreaking in terms of literature but I think it’s just a really amazing coming of age story. As someone who loves Gossip Girl and shows like that this is like a more… adult version of that. More adult because there’s a lot of sex language in this. The best thing about this is although it’s a prequel to Sex and The City, you don’t have to be a fan of the show to understand this. Overall this book is just really good and if you’re a young girl – or boy! (books have no gender), then I would really commend you checking this book out. It deals with lots of drama about first love, first heartbreak, friendships, divorce, death, coming out, exams, school drama, all the stuff they you may have experienced at some point in your youth.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Now you’ve probably 100% heard of this. I think everyone in he world has heard of Harry Potter, whether that be the movies or the books. My favourite Harry Potter book and film is Order of the Phoenix. Slight spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen/read all the hp books but I just really like how this one in particular is about the students fighting back without their teachers involved much. I find the villain, Umbridge really amazing. Amazing in the fact she nearly made me throw my book across the room. I usually am on the villains side as most villains are bad because something bad happened to them or someone they loved died [Loki, Regina, Klaus etc], but the fact Umbridge is just a horrible person for no reason and I hate her is amazing. You’re supposed to hate villains so coming up against a villain I actually hate was a new experience and I loved it. The ending of this book is so sad to me, and I cry almost every time I read/watch that scene (you know which one). But I like scenes that make me emotional as I feel really involved with the world, so really the sad scene is a bonus for me. But yes this book is amazing and one of my all time favourite books.

 

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BEAUTY // Barry M [similar] | Coconut Lip Butter | Barry M Showgirl Mascara

Barry M Bronzer –  Now I love this product but unfortunately they don’t actually sell it anymore. I’ve linked a similar ish one above as I can’t find a link to the one I’m talking about anywhere. Anyway I got this product 3 or 4 years ago in a Barry M Makeup Box. In school, when I didn’t know anything about makeup, I used to wear this as eye shadow. Yeah I did not look good. But now I actually know what this is and how to use it properly I can confirm it’s a much better eyeshadow than it bronzer. It’s a very light brown colour with slight shimmer. I used this for both all over bronzer and contour. I feel not only does it make me look slightly more than but it also gives my face an all over glow, which I love. This is also really great if you have pale skin, as it doesn’t wash you out too much or make you look like you’ve got dirt on your face. I’m so sad they no longer sell this. I’ve already hit pan so this doesn’t have long left, but I’m going to try out the one I linked above and hopefully it’s just as good as this one. I’ve also been reading old blog posts from when this bronzer was still around and people have said it’s a dupe for Nars Laguna bronzer, which I may also give a shot.

The Body Shop Coconut Lip Butter – Ever smell a product and actually considered eating it? I get that every time I used this product. This is such a creamy moisturizing lip product. I have the coconut one but I really want to get the mango one as I’ve been really loving mangos lately. As the name suggests, this product has the texture of butter, but don’t worry, it doesn’t smell or taste like it. I really love using this product in winter as I feel like it really helps to protect my lips against the cold weather.

Barry M Showgirl Mascara – And the last beauty product that I just love is the Showgirl Mascara by Barry M. Now I know a lot of people actually dislike this mascara and it generally gets bad reviews. I love this mascara. It has such pretty silver and black star pattern on it with the words showgirl written in giant, old Hollywood style font. This mascara isn’t the darkest but it does make my lashes look long. I find it doesn’t give dramatic eye lashes, which is why most people don’t like it, but it does give a very natural long look, which I love for when I don’t feel like wearing dramatic lashes.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day :)

3 Current Favourites

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LINKS// SANCTUARY SCRUB | SOAP & GLORY SCRUB |LUSH MASSAGE BAR

I felt like doing a favourite post of things I’ve been really loving lately, but I wanted to change it up, so instead of writing a list of all the different things I’ve been loving I’ve just picked 3 from each category that I’m going to talk about.

Sanctuary Scrub – First for skincare I have two scrubs. The first is an orange body scrub by sanctuary. This is a very soft and silky scrub, so soft it doesn’t feel like a scrub, but it does work at getting rid of dead skin and leaves the skin feeling very soft. It smells great too, exactly like oranges and lemons.

Soap & Glory Scrub – The second Scrub is the Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub by Soap & Glory. Now really guys this is the best smelling scrub ever. If you’re into sweet scents which I am, you’ll love this. It’s an Oat, Shea Butter and Sugar scrub and it kind of has the texture of super thick porridge, and it feels a bit weird to apply at first but once rubbing it in it feels soft and creamy and really buffs away the dead skin. This also has almonds, bananas and honey in it, all things I love and it all mixes together to produce a sweet toffee like smell. It really reminds me of the Yog Nog bath bomb by Lush and honestly thing the two products would go really well together.

Lush Massage Bar – The third skincare favourite is the Each Peach (And Two’s A Pair) Massage Bar by Lush. I get really bad back and arm pain, back pain from bending over a lot, or if I go shopping I tend to get really bad pain from that. I also tend to get arm pain whenever I lay or rest on my right arm, even if only for a few minutes. Massaging the muscles usually helps, so I picked up this massage bar in hopes it would help. And I can tell you with 100% certainty it does. If you don’t how a massage bar works, they’re basic the solid version of massage oils. When you rub it over the skin it melts which then sinks into the skin, warms up and relaxes the muscles and stops them from hurting. This one to me smells like Lemons, and apparently it’s enriched with: lime, sweet wild orange, mandarin and grapefruit, so it’s a nice cocktail of fruits that work beautifully together to give a nice sweet fruit scented bar. It really does work too, I apply it every time my arm hurt (which is most days) and not only does my arm feel better but it smells amazing too.

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ENTERTAINMENT // Dirty Dancing | Once Upon a Time | American Horror Story

Dirty Dancing – I used to be obsessed with this movie when I was little (along with Grease) and I recently rewatched it and then rewatched it again right after. I don’t have to go into too much detail about what’s it about, unless you live in a cave you’ve probably heard of Dirty Dancing. But yeah I recently rewatched it and I’ve been really really enjoying it.

Once Upon a Time – Now this show has been around for a while so you may or may not have already heard of it. It’s Once Upon a Time which is a show all about fairytales and fantasy characters in a modern setting whilst still keeping the fairytale aspect. The characters tend to bounce between the human world and the enchanted forest. I’ve been watching this since season 1 but as of late I’ve been really obsessed with it. My favourite character’s are probably Regina and hook but in general I like everyone which doesn’t really happen with many TV shows. The recent plot I’ve really been enjoying and now it’s finished this season I’m kind of just counting down the days till the next season because I am literally dying without my OUAT fix.

American Horror Story – A TV show that’s not quite as happy now, American Horror Story is, as you guessed it, a horror TV show. It’s quite popular, you’ve probably heard it, it’s made by the same man who made Glee which is a little weird if I’m honest. I don’t like much horror, and by horror I mean jump scares and gore. I prefer the sort of psychological horror (I love The Woman in Black 1 & 2 and Crimson Peak). This just does horror so well and doesn’t rely on jump scare to be entertaining which I love. The plot and characters change every season and the current season if hotel, which has just been so good so far. I’ve been loving all the different characters and the storylines and cast have been amazing as always. Like I said before, I’m not really big on horror but I really enjoyed this.

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LINKS// EYESHADOW PALETTE | EYEBROW PALETTE | DAZZLE DUST

Revolution Beyond Flawless Palette – First n my favourites for cosmetics is the Beyond Flawless Palette by Revolution. This a huge palette that comes with 27 shimmery shades and 5 matte. This palette mostly has neturals colours, lots of beige, cream and brown shades with some grey shades thrown in. I’ve been using this a lot lately and I’ve just found there are so many different looks and styles I can make with this. It has so many beautiful colours that blend perfectly together. The staying power isn’t that great on its own, but over a primer it’s amazing and leaves my eye lids looking bright, pigmented and perfect.

Tanya Burr Eyebrow Palette – My second favourite in cosmetics is the Tanya Burr eyebrow palette I never really did anything to my brows until recently when I picked up this. It’s your standard eyebrow palette with 3 matte brown shades and one white shimmery highlighter but I love it. I’ve been mostly using the second darkest shade, chestnut for my brows and then I’ve been using the highlighter fairy cake just under the brow as a highlighter. I find this product gives a very nice natural eyebrow look and I just adore it. I don’t think I’ll be using another brow product for quite a while.

Barry M Dazzle Dusts – I’ve had these for a good few years now but I only just recently started using them again. They’re just small dusty little pots of glitter. I have 6, one blue, pink, purple, bronze, gold and white unfortunately none of the colours have names and I can’t find their names on the site. I’ve been using these lately by just applying a little on top of my eye shadow using my finger. I generally use and the gold and bronze colour ones the most and apply them over my base eye shadow. I sometimes apply the gold glitter over some of the Maybeline 34 hour Colour Tattoo in On and On The Bronze and blend it together with my brush and it gives a nice subtle bronzey-gold look. Other times I also add the tiniest bit of bronze glitter over the top of some of the colours from my naked palette to add a little bit of shimmer to my look. Whatever I decide to do these are just so nice and shimmery and helpful and I adore them.

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LINK//  VEGAN CHEESE SPREAD | MILKSHAKE | LINDA MCCARTNEY BURGERS

Tesco Free From Cheese Spread – My first favourite is the Tesco Free From Cheese Spread. It’s basically just cheese spread that not made from milk. I love cheese spread on toast and cheese spread sandwiches but dairy makes me feel sick if I have too much of it at a time so I love this as an alternative. I’ve been eating this a lot and whilst the texture is a lot different to normal cheese spread it tastes just as good and I really love it.

Homemade Banana Milkshake – My second favourite food item is a drink. It’s homemade banana milkshake, which is made by just putting a banana, soya milk and ice in a blender and blending until smooth. It’s such a simple recipe but I’ve been drinking one of these every morning before working out and before breakfast and I just feel like it’s the perfect drink to start the day with. I’m not much of a smoothie person but I live for milkshakes. Like I said before I tend to avoid dairy at the best of times so these are not only easy to make but a great replacement if you can’t or don’t drink dairy but still want the delicious taste of a banana milkshake.

Linda McCartney ‘Pulled Pork’ Burgers – Last of I’ve really been loving these ‘Pulled Pork’ burgers by Linda McCartney. Obviously I don’t eat meat so these are fake. From what I remember of pulled pork though these are extremely close. I really really love these. These in a bun with a bit of mayo and some sweet potato chips is she just heaven. It taste so good. I would literally eat these everyday if I could because they’re just so juicy, sticky and yummy. If you’re a vegetarian you should try these asap because they are so so good.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Monthly Favourites (December – February) 2016

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So just a little general monthly favourites post here. These are things I’ve been loving throughout December, January and February and just for a while in general. I’m trying out in a new general post style, I’m trying to include more pictures and write more detail into what I post. I’m trying to take better photos for my blog and I know I’m not the best at all but I’m hey practice makes perfect right? Anyway on with the favourites.

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Body Products

Body Shop Frosted Plum Lip Balm – So for the first beauty product on my list is the Body Shop Frosted Plum Lip Balm. I got this in a gift set from a relative for Christmas. I’ve recently been using it everyday and it’s really made my lips very soft and moisturized. It also tastes amazing and the small tin makes it convenient to carry around with me.

Raspberry & Rose Creme Tarte Shower Creme – I absolutely love this softening shower creme by Cafe de Bain. It smells so amazing and is a product that actually smells good enough to eat. It comes in a really large bottle and you get a lot of uses out of it and it makes you skin feel and smell so good during and after use, so I’d definitely recommend it.

Coconut Oil – So another beauty product I’ve been loving lately is Coconut Oil. This is just a small tub from Superdrug’s own brand. I’ve been using this on my arms, legs and armpits after I shower and shave my arms and it feels amazing. It’s so silky and soothing and because it’s an oil it feels a lot lighter than a moisturizer. If you know me you’ll also know I love anything coconut so of course I love the smell. Apparently you can also use this on hair although I have yet to try it yet, I probably will soon though.

Lee Staford hair mask – So something I recently invested in (and by recently I mean like end of November) is the Lee Staford hair growth treatment, for hair that never grows past a certain length. I’ve been wanting to grow my hair for a while so I’ve been using this and I have seen such a change in my hair. I use this once a week and it makes my hair feel so amazing, literally like I’ve just been to a salon. I’ve not a drastic change in my hair length, it has grown a little but not much, but honestly at this point I’m using this for the amazing feeling it gives my hair. I’ve almost gone through a full tub and I’m definitely going to re purchase this again soon.

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Entertainment

Life with a sprinkle of glitter – So first on my list for ‘entertainment’ is life with a sprinkle of glitter by Louise Pentland. I adore Louise and she is one of my all time favourite YouTubers. Unlike a lot of people I’m quite picky when it comes to Youtuber books and only really get the ones that interest me (so far I have this, All I know now, Dream house, The Amazing Book is not on fire and Girl Online). Anyway I’ve had this book for a while now and every now and then I go and read different chapters and I’ve found it’s just a fun little girly book. It’s got lots of tips about general life and stuff but it’s the advice about beauty and decorating I like the most. Plus the book has got beautiful pages and it’s just a pretty interesting book in general.

The Good Girls –  The second thing on my entertainment list is The Good Girls by Sara Shepard. I’m not sure when this post is going up but I read this at the beginning of March and really enjoyed it. It’s the second and last book in the perfectionists series. Although I didn’t like the ending I really enjoyed reading it and it was so gripping and a real amazing page turner. I’ve finished it now and I have a review coming up sometime soon-ish. So stick around if you want to read the full post of that.

The Death Order – This is something I read at the end of January. I really really enjoyed it and I thought it ended the maze runner series beautifully. I loved it, and unlike a lot of trilogies it didn’t let me down with a terrible ending (looking at you Divergent and Hunger Games) and I really liked it all the way through. I’ve got a full review of this going up at some point so you all can look forward to that.

Crimson Peak – Another thing I’ve been loving is the movie Crimson Peak, directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain. I’m not a fan of horror movies at all and purely watched this because I adore Tom Hiddleston and because a friend recommend it. It was really really good and I really enjoyed it. It’s more of a Gothic horror than a scary movie, and I rarely enjoy horror movies but this one wasn’t full of graphic torture scenes or pointless jump scares and it was actually really entertaining. Jessica Chastain’s acting was amazing. I hated her character but considering she seems sweet at pie in real life and she was a crazy lady in the movie I think she did a great job. Of course Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska did amazing too but I practically love every movie he’s in. I mean he is Loki.

Anna Karenina – Another movie I’ve really been enjoying is Anna Karenina. It stars Keira Knightley who is one of my all time favourite actors. It’s also directed by Joe Wright who is one of my all favourite directors. Anyway this is a really great movie, if you like period movies you’ll love this. I watched it for the first time last year but I got it on DVD recently and I’ve just adored watching it. The costumes, set, directing, acting, soundtrack and everything about it is really beautiful, enchanting and inspiring. I use it a lot to take inspiration for when I’m writing.

Teen Wolf – So next on my favourite entertainment list was MTV’s Teen Wolf. I’ve been watching this show since Season 3 started (I marathoned season 1 and 2 in like 3 days). I stopped watching it after season 5 started because I got really behind and distracted with work however I recently started watching it again and I am addicted. I caught up in a few days and now I’ve had to go back waiting for a new episode every week like some medieval peasant. It’s one of those shows where I love the whole cast and characters. I especially love the relationship between Stiles and Lydia and I’m really hoping they get together at some point because I adore them. Anyway it’s a really good show, go watch it.

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Makeup

Barry M Lipsticks – So I’ve been really into lipsticks lately, particularly Barry M lipsticks. I find it really hard to find a lipstick that actually sticks to my lips because normal lipsticks just don’t stick. I began using Barry M lipsticks lately and I adore them. I’ve currently got two, one named Coral in nice, you guessed it, coral colour and another which is called Genie. It’s a light green liptick that when applied to the lips/skin comes out a dark pink. Both are really pretty and both look really nice on.

Naked 3 Palette – Next on my list is the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I recently brought this as a birthday gift for myself, as I usually don’t spend this much money on makeup. Anyway I’ve really been loving this palette, it’s full of pink, gold and neutral shades. I tend to do a rose gold sort of smokey eye look and this palette gives me great long lasting pigmented colours that help me do that. It comes in a really pretty rose gold tin with a sample of primer potion (Which is also amazing by the way) and is just in general an amazing product.

24 hour colour tattoos – Next up is the Maybeline 24 hour colour tattoos. They’re cream eyeshadows and I have one in a light shimmery pink shade called Pink Gold and another in shimmery bronze colour called On and On Bronze. Both look really pretty on the eyelids and can either be a great base or just worn alone. I can’t say they last 24 hours as I don’t think I’ve ever worn makeup that long but it does have a really long staying power.

Revolution Blush Palette – Another product I have really been liking is the Golden Sugar Blush Palette by revolution. It comes with 2 highlighters, 4 blushes and 2 bronzers. I’ve mostly been using the highlighters and I love them both. I think this palette was around £6.00’s and I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it as I’ve been applying the highlighter from this set I think almost everyday.

Max Factor Lipstick – Another lipstick I’ve been enjoying is a Max Factor lipstick in the shade Angel, which is a nice light pink shade. It’s slightly lighter than the Barry M Coral one and so I’ve been switching between the two shades depending on which one I feel like that day. It comes in such a pretty gold tube too which I adore.

Collection Blush – Last up for beauty is the Collection Gorgeous Glow Blush Block. It’s a beautiful (would you imagine it) block 5 different shimmery blushes that all blend together to create this lovely dewy pink colour. I’ve never really been into blush that much I’ve found myself in love with this one and I adore putting it on.

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Other Stuff

Perfumes – I have been particularly enjoying two perfumes this month, the Ghost Sweetheart Perfume and the Wonderstruck perfume by Taylor Swift. I’ve talked about the Ghost Sweetheart Perfume before and I still love the sweet floral scent. Wonderstruck also has a really amazing scent. It’s hard to describe but it’s sort of smells fruity to me and reminds of raspberries and vanilla. I’ve been wearing this a lot lately and whenever I wear it I get tons of people asking what I’m wearing and if they can borrow some. So I’m clearly not the only person who adores this perfume.

Mango Shimmer hand Gel – Next might be a bit strange too some but it’s the Cuticura Mango Shimmer hand Gel. I picked this up because it comes in a 100ml bottle which whilst pretty big for a hand gel is still a perfect hand bag size. I carry this everywhere with me and use many times throughout the day. Like the bottle says it smells it has a very sweet mango sent that spreads over your hands and just smells great. A bit of an odd suggestion to my favourites but hey ho there you go.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day :)

 

November Favourites

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8837720342558Superdrug Coconut & Lime Body Lotion

The first item I’m going to be talking about is the Superdrug Coconut & Lime Body Lotion. I picked this up because my mum had the cocoa butter & vanilla body lotion and I really liked the smell of it. In the shop I found this one and as someone who loves anything coconut I just had to get it. And honestly I’m so glad I did. It smells absolutely amazing. It smells a lot more like lime than coconut but it’s still such a nice fruity smell. I’ve been applying this almost everyday on my arms and legs and it just smells so good. It kind of has the smell of a lush store. And I know this product isn’t from Lush but it smells just like it. This was only £2.99 for a 200ml bottle which I thought was really good, especially considering how amazing the product is. I just found out they also have a body butter and body spritz of this so I’m definitely going to be investing in that at some point.

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The next product is another skincare product, this time it’s the body shop coconut lip butter. I picked this up because, hey it’s coconut and I adore everything and anything coconut. Now this might be the softest creamiest lip product I’ve ever used. I’ve been putting this every morning whilst getting ready and it just moisturizes my lips so well and makes them so soft and nice. It also tastes so yummy and I have to restrain myself not to immediately lick it off. It was a bit of a push, costing £4.00 for a tiny pot but I would say that it is honestly worth it for the price.

4Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation

So I picked this foundation up either last month or the month before and I’ve been using it every time I wear makeup. I already reviewed it but didn’t actually realize how good it was until the other day, when I applied my makeup in front of a window (I usually do it at my desk but my desk lamp broke and I had to do it with natural lighting instead). This foundation has such easy application and such great coverage. It also last all day and I just really really love it. Plus it was only £7.99 which in my opinion is pretty good for a drugstore foundation.

tumblr_mzjvaqhkda1ql8x8qo3_500Loki/Thor/Tom Hiddleston

So my next favourite is probably going to be a bit weird for some people. So I’ve been really into The Thor movies lately, particularly Loki played by Tom Hiddlestone. I don’t know exactly what it is about the character but I just really like and kind of relate to him a lot. Plus you gotta admit he is smoking in terms of looks. Well personality too I guess. There’s something really hot about bad boys. I feel like I’m gonna regret writing this. *waits for everyone to unfollow*.

dftgyuijkojygftrdBoots Extracts Coconut Body Scrub

Wow another coconut item who would’ve guessed it? Yes I’m in love with anything and everything coconut. This is the Boots Extracts Coconut Body Scrub, which I included in a haul post not long ago. I’ve been using this after I shower every time I have a bath and it makes my skin feel super soft and smell amazing. The mixture kind of reminds me of runny porridge and it’s not rough on your skin like a lot of scrubs are. It of course smells exactly like coconut which is one of the reasons I brought it in the first place. The tub is also massive and you get a lot of uses out of it. If you’ve never tried this or any of the products from the boots extracts range then I would definitely recommend them.

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October Favourites

wfwefwSo I haven’t done on of these since June, because I took a little break from posting, but I was reading through my old monthly favourites posts today and I really missed doing them. I’m not saying this is going to become a regular posting thing but I’m going to post them when I feel like it, because I do enjoy doing them.

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Now I talked about this in my haul post last month and I raved about it then and I loved it so much that it really does have to go into my October favourites. Like I said in that post I’ve wanted this mascara for ages but could never bring myself to pay the 20-30 pounds it usually costs. I decided to treat myself and get it and I’m so glad I did because I love it. The mascara makes me lashes look so thick and long and it lasts all day, I absolutely love it. It’s a lot more pricey than most drugstore Mascara’s but I love it so much that I would say it’s defiantly worth it.

DSCF2341Pop Tarts –

I’d never had Pop Tarts until last month. I live in England and Pop Tarts aren’t as common here as they are in America. I always see people in American TV shows and movies eating these and always thought they looked so good but I’ve never had the chance to try them until now. I picked up a box of chocotastic frosted pop tarts from a store near me and I absolutely love them. After putting them in the toaster they come out so nice and warm and the middle of these taste like thick creamy chocolate cake it’s so nice and yummy. They’re a bit too surgery for an everyday snack so this is more of a treat, but I still absolutely adore these and that’s why they’re in my favourites!

largeOn my Own By Samantha Barks (Les Miserables) –

So the first time I watched the Les Miserables 2012 movie, I did not like it. I can’t quite remember why but I think it was because of the constant singing with not a lot of talking in between made me confused about what was going on. however I, someway or another came across On my Own, which is a song sung by Eponine (played by Samantha Banks) in the movie and fell in love. I adore this song so much. It’s such a powerful and tragic song and I find I can relate to this a lot. I find it quite powerful song to listen to when writing and that it has helped me write a few scenes about a character who is stuck in the same sort of situation as Eponine (in love with a friend who is in love with someone else). It’s also made me really interested in Les Miserables more and I really want to go and try and see the live production of it. Carrie Hope Fletcher plays Eponine in The London production of it, I absolutely adore her so I know I’ll definitely love her as Eponine. If you haven’t heard this song before or even if you don’t like musicals I would defiantly check this out because It’s such a lovely song.

E Lush Santa’s Lip Scrub –

I picked this up from Lush the other day because Lush had all their Christmas stuff out and of course me, being a lush addict, had to get some. This lip scrub I find is a lot thicker than the bubblegum lip scrub, which is the one I usually use. This one is red and taste like coke cola. I actually don’t like coke itself but I love coke flavoured things and this taste really nice. I use this every morning after I’ve done my face makeup and leave it on whilst I’m doing my hair and then lick it off. It’s edible so it won’t kill you and it tastes so good. It also makes you lips feel so nice and soft. I’ve had the bubblegum one which is in a similar size tub for about a year and it’s not even half empty so it lasts for ages too. Defiantly worth it.

61EG3RrpO2LReal Technique Makeup Brushes –

So I recently brought a ton of Real Technique makeup brushes because I needed some new ones and I was told these were the best to get. I brought around 7 or 8 brushes that I’ve been using every time I put makeup on and they really are as good as they say. The bristles are so soft and they’re so nice to hold and use to apply makeup. They’re around 3-5 pounds each but I really love them and they really are worth the price.

okokokoFairy Lights –

A bit different but I’ve been really loving fairy lights lately. I currently have 3 sets of fairy lights in my room, some round my bed and some round my curtain rail and I really just love how pretty they are, especially at night time when they make the whole room look magical. This picture on the right is actually from my bedroom and as you can see from my really bad ipad photo they’re really pretty and really stand out. If you’ve got a plain or boring room I would defiantly recommend you buy some fairy lights to refresh the look up a bit.

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I don’t know about you but I get really addicted to virtual reality games. This is a virtual reality game called Cooking Fever in which case you run and maintain a bunch of restaurants. I’m really really addicted to this game and I play it almost every single day now. I’ve got really far in it and whilst at some points it can get a bit annoying with the fact it tries to pressure you to buy stuff with real money to get further if you hold out and don’t mind not finishing things straight away then it’s a really fun game. If you’re into these time of games I would defiantly recommend you try it out.

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June Favourites

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So Junes over already! Well actually no it’s not because I’m writing this post at 2am on the 18th of June because when this post actually goes up, on the 2nd of June I’ll be on holiday! No where special, just a family holiday to Spain, which I guess to some people sounds amazing but for me it’s not, 1 because I’ve been Spain 7 times and I no longer get any excitement from going their and also I have a terrible phobia of planes so that completely sucks especially for someone who loves traveling. Anyway, ignoring me complaining, here are my June Favourites :)

nakd-crunchI have been trying to go Vegan for a while now. I’m going slow with the process and I’ve recently been trying to find replacements for snack food, as almost all snack food has eggs or milk in it. I recently discovered this brand called Nakd and I am obsessed. I’ve only had the chance to try the Nakd Bars and the Nakd Bits so far but they’re really good. They’re 100 Vegan%, Gluten Free and are made from just nuts and raisins, although you wouldn’t know that from the taste. A lot of products are also wheat and sugar free so if you can’t those ingredients I would definitely give these a try. I really want to write a post soon were I review all the vegan snack food I’ve been eating lately so expect these to be involved and also high up on the list. You can find more about Nakd here.

tumblr_ngl4ijSnmX1tf8kudo1_400The next is an iPod/iPad/iPhone App called Line Play. I saw Kalel Cullen playing with it in a video and was interested so decided to download it and I have become quite addicted. It’s just a really cute, simple, calming game where you have a little person and you earn money and decorate your house and buy clothes and talk to others and play mini games. It’s just all nice and peaceful. It reminds me a lot of animal crossing which I also love to play. Everyone I’ve met on the game has been really nice too. So if you’re into really cute second life games I would recommend this app greatly. Link.

unnamedPinterest is the third thing on my favourites list. I’ve had it for ages but never really started using it until this month. I find it’s really great for finding good guides tutorials and pictures of things. So far this month I’ve been using it to get pictures of clothes for a new post project I’m wanting to do, and it’s been really helpful with finding good quality images. It’s also really simple and easy to use and I love organizations and this site is very organized which makes me happy. Anyway you can check that out here. And if you want to follow me on it you can here.96040638-1_2

The last thing on my list is a beauty product and it’s the Face Form Light Contour Palette from Sleek. I’ve been using it almost everyday lately and I love it. I have a very round face and little to no cheek bones at all so I use this to shape my face and it works really well. I’ve almost used all the highlighter as I find the only downside to it is that it’s not very bright so a lot of it is required to get it to show up. Apart from that I’ve really been enjoying this product this month.

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May Favourites

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I did this post last night as I forgot again which I’m extremely sorry about. Well I didn’t forget it was on my to do list just further towards the bottom. I’ve been extremely busy lately trying to finish up this animation project for college. College stresses me out a lot but I’ve just had a week off so I’ve been working a lot on the project so I can finish it asap and hopefully finish college early. Then I’ll have a lot more free time to do things like writer (I have so many books ideas I need to write up), work on my book, work on putting more blog posts out and just enjoying some free time. I’m also going on holiday in 4 weeks time so I need to prepare posts to go up for when I’m away on top of everything else. So yeah I’ve been super busy so without further ado.

Soundtrack_Cover This one is a bit odd as a lot of people aren’t probably going to relate to this, but I really enjoy listening to classical music, particularly movie scores. Yeah I know not a lot of people my age are really into this sort of music but I am. I won’t go to much into it but some of my favourite composers are Hanz Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Two Steps From Hell, James Newton Howard, Beethoven and Michael Suby. Maybe I’ll make a post about it someday, but basically it’s just sometimes I like to listen to music without any lyrics and classical music really helps with writing. Anyway if you don’t already know this year I have become obsessed with the mortal instruments. The movie wasn’t as bad as everyone said although I still wasn’t happy with a lot of it. I am however obsessed with the soundtrack which is by Atli Örvasson. It’s just got such a magical feel to the music, my favourite is ‘Your secret is safe’ which I have been playing non stop over and over. It’s just such a good tune and again music like this helps set the mood for writing difficult scenes.

bp-soy-milk-and-bean-curd-singapore-1bThis one is probably a bit strange and different as it is a food favourite. Lately I have been obsessed with soya milk. It comes I guess from the fact I am attempting to go fully Vegan, but because of living at home I can only switch some foods out for non Vegan foods as I think my parent’s would probably kill me if I started asking for them to buy my vegan food (due to some of it being expensive compared to non vegan) so I’ve been switching out just a few foods. One is sweetened soya milk, which I am in love with. It’s a lot sweeter than real milk and it tastes a lot nicer as well. I really love it and I’ll use it instead of milk with just about everything.

Pitch_Perfect_2_poster My next favourite is Pitch Perfect 2. Now honestly I got really sick of Pitch Perfect 2 because it was being played constantly everywhere. The music was everywhere, the jokes where being played over and over and the posters for it were everywhere. I loved the first movie but too much of something is bad. The only movie I can handle seeing around this much is Pirates of the Caribbean and that’s only because it’s my favourite movie series. I saw Pitch Perfect 2 last Tuesday along with two of my best friends, Katie and Jamie and I really really enjoyed it. The music was a lot better than the first one in my opinion and I enjoyed the jokes a lot more. I rarely like comedy movies but I really enjoyed this and I really loved Adam DeVine, I think he’s acting is amazing. Their was a scary tall blonde lady in it from the German team that scared me every time she was on screen but apart from that it was great. I also loved Anna and Brittany and Rebel as always they were fab. Yeah but all in all this was a really good movie and I can’t wait to rewatch it, so if you haven’t yet I would recommend you watch it asap.

My next favourite is a beauty product and it’s actually something I talked 10169555about in my summer wish list which I believe went up last Thursday? Although I’m not 100% sure so don’t hold me to that. Anyway it’s the collection lasting perfection ultimate wear concealer in the lightest shade. Everybody is always saying this is the best concealer and honestly I have to agree. This concealer works very well in covering up spots and blemishes and also does well with covering up dark circles under my eyes. I use this after my foundation and under my powder and even though it is lighter than my foundation the two still do work really well together.

81U+M1yrPPL._SL1418_ Another probably not interesting fact about me is that I love Pokemon games a lot. Now I grew up playing the ruby and sapphire ones on gameboy and I loved them a lot. My favourite Pokemon still to this day are the Evie evolutions and Gyarados. Anyway I played Pokepark wii 1 last year and I loved it so I got given PokePark Wii 2 for Christmas. It’s more for kids if I’m honest but it’s just such a cute relaxed game to play that I just adore it. If you don’t like games you might still like this again it’s just so relaxed and it really reminds me of an animal crossing sort of game, which I also love a lot.

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April Favourites

easter-bannerI actually struggled with this months favourites, which is weird since that never happens. I think it’s probably a lot to do with the fact my parents only give me 2o pounds a month, and that’s for lunches, going out and person buying. Basically it’s the only income I get. Yay.

tumblr_mezbp8QwLA1qmvpbro1_500  Blogger/Youtuber – Kalel Cullen

I’ve known who Kalel kind of was for a while. Well not really, I’ve simply seen her across Tumblr, simply known as ‘Anthony from Smosh’s girlfriend’. She seemed to get a lot of hate too. I don’t actually watch Smosh, although I know who they are I’m just not into parody channels. Kalel and Anthony recently broke up and it wasn’t actually until after they broke up did I start watching her channels. I don’t see why she get’s a lot of hate to be honest. She’s really beautiful, her body is to die for and she seems like a nice genuine person. She is also a vegan and seems to care a lot about animals/the environment. Sometimes she posts Vegan recipes and it honestly makes me want to be a vegan. I can’t right now because my parents control what I eat and would never let me but as soon as I eventually get the chance to move out I’ll defiantly be trying some of her vegan recipes. Anyway she mostly does Vlogs, which are always fun to watch but she also runs a blog. You should defiantly check her out here and here.

il_570xN.500579622_h14fBeauty – Dark Purple Lipstick

Lately I have been super into Dark Purple Lipstick. I probably shouldn’t been since my skin is so pale that Dark Purple Lipstick just washes me out more and makes me look more like a walking corpse. I’ve been experimenting with my look lately, and been wearing darker colours a lot more and Purple Lips are becoming a lot more popular so I’ve been wanting to try them out anyway. They do wash me out, quite a lot, especially since I’ve just died my hair back to dark brown but I’ve kinda got to the point where I’ve stopped caring. I don’t have a particular brand of lipstick (I would love to try NARS but unfortunately can’t afford to spend 40 pounds on a lipstick) but the one I’ve been using is the  Rimmel London Dark Night Lipstick that I talked about in my makeup haul. I usually wear it just under The Avon Color Trend Lip Gloss in Pucker, which goes really well together. If you haven’t yet I would defiantly recommend giving Purple Lipstick a try.

index  Music – Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey

I love love love Lana Del Rey’s music a lot. I’ve had this album for a while now but only this month have I only really been listening to it properly. I love how she has such a light, mythical sort of voice, something I imagine a Siren or Mermaid would have in a Fantasy/Disney movie. My favourite song on this album is Black Beauty. The lyrics are very dark and to be a honest I’ve actually been inspired by it a lot and I’ve wrote a character into my story who’s heavily based on the song. All the songs on the album are pretty amazing and you should defiantly check it out.

Game – Minecraft X-BOX 1 EditionMinecraft-Xbox-One6

I’ve been addicted to minecraft since I was about 15 years old. I’ve always played the computer version but recently my Dad brought the version for xbox 1 and I have been addicted. I’ve been playing this almost everyday since and I’m really really addicted to it. Minecraft on the computer I find is a lot harder, in a lot of aspects like the controls and the fact you have to figure out how to do everything yourself. On the computer one I spend a lot of time building castles and villages and stuff but on this one I’ve been more involved in just messing around and doing random junk. It is super addicting though so be warned if you’re going to start playing it you will waist a lot of time on this game.

That’s kind of it for my favourites. It’s a small list but I tried to write as much as I could.

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March Favourites

UntitledI’ve actually been loving a lot of stuff this month. I’ve been trying to write more for my favourites and include something from each topic each month, so Literature, Music, Film, TV, Beauty etc as I feel like I don’t put enough effort into my posts. hopefully this one will be better than my others. Anyway here we go…

tumblr_n397y6DqsY1qenlbro3_250  Youtuber/Blogger – Niomi Smart

I’ve known who Niomi is for a while, mostly from watching her in peoples vlogs. I began reading her blog first of and then watching her videos. I really enjoy her content a lot. She seems really natural and relaxed in front of the camera and she gives a lot of information about the products she talks about too. I really enjoy a lot of the recipes she posts and I’m actually really interested in trying some, especially her chocolate pancakes with hot blueberry sauce. She seems really smart and nice and of course she’s beautiful. She posts a lot about healthy vegan eating and working out and honestly I’m the laziest person ever when it comes to food and working out but she really makes me want to work hard to get the body I want. You should defiantly check out her blog and Youtube channel here and here.

indexBeauty – Lush Bubblegum Lip scrub

I’ve had this scrub for a while but only lately have I been using it every night. When I put my face wash on at night I apply this directly after and then wash it off (or rather lick it off). It makes my lips feel super soft and taste really nice. It’s also repaired them quite a bit and strangely my lips looks like they’ve gotten bigger. I know that’s kind of impossible and maybe it’s just the placebo effect as I came upon this when looking for ways to make my lips look bigger (I have super thin lips) but they do look a lot plumper and healthier. Anyway I would defiantly recommend this scrub, if not for the treatment than for the taste.

tumblr_m33rmeoLT41rs3bevo1_500  Fashion – Flower Crowns

I’ve been seeing people wearing flower crowns for a while and I’ve been interested in buying some for myself. I never really had the chance as I thought I’d look silly wearing one. I recently was invited to a ‘hippie’ themed party and so as a result I brought a flower crown to go with it. I got told by a lot of people that they really suit me and since then I’ve kind of been addicted to wearing them. If you haven’t already you should defiantly give them a try.

TV – HeroesHeroes-Poster

Heroes finished quite a few years ago and I did actually watch almost all of it the first time round but I never got to finishing it. I found out they’re doing a sort of spin-off/sequel mini series called Heroes Reborn and so decided to re watch the entire series. I’m defiantly as addicted as I was the first time around. Since I was a kid I’ve basically loved anything with super powers and people having powers and agh I just love this show so much. It’s actually all on Netflix so if you can I would defiantly recommend you check this out.

ID_Smokeand mirrors_COVERDELUXE_v01_0  Music – Smoke + Mirrors by Imagine Dragons

I have been in love with Imagine Dragons music for quite a few years now. I can’t actually choose a favourite song of there’s because I love them all and I even have a giant poster of them now on my wall. I don’t like concerts much but I would actually love to see them live. Their new album, Smoke + Mirror is amazing. I am literally in love with almost every song on there. I think my favourite is I’m So Sorry… or maybe Gold… or Smoke and Mirrors you know it’s really really hard to choose. But they’re all really great and if you haven’t heard of this band or there songs you should really consider buying some right now.

Book – Marilyn Monroe Parragon book 51akEi1E53L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_

I’ve had a bit of an obsession with Marilyn Monroe for a while now. I think she was a smart, beautiful, wonderful woman and I really enjoy reading about her life. I like how she reached her dream and worked hard to show she was more than her looks. I’ve watched a lot of her movies (I’m determined to watch them all) and I think she really was a brilliant actress/singer. I got this book from a local shop that I can’t remember the name of for 1 pound I think. It’s full of random facts and beautiful glossy photos of her. It’s not really a huge read but It’s really nice to just flick through every now and then. It’s kind of like a coffee table book. Anyway I love it and you should defiantly check it out.

dark-shadows-cd  Movie – Dark Shadows

So this movie has been out for a while and I actually did watch it along time ago but I only went out and brought the DVD this month. This movie apparently wasn’t as successful as people had hoped but to be honest I really really liked it. I love Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer and of course Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton. I have this weird love for creepy dark things, like castles and creepy stories. This movie has a lot of that in it as well as a lot of vampires, witches, werewolves and other creepy creatures, and I love anything that has paranormal creatures in it. The acting was amazing as always, Eva Green played a major bitch in it which just goes to show how good her acting is because she seems lovely from what I’ve seen in interviews. I also strangely love the fashion in this. I’m really tempted to do a blog post or a look book or something inspired by this movie because the fashion, which is kind of 70’s Gothic is really unique but also really beautiful. This movie is supposed to be a 12 but has a lot of adult scenes/language so It feels a bit more mature. If you haven’t seen it you should defiantly check out the trailer here.

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February Favourites

UntitledFebruary aka the month as love, aka a normal month for me because I am forever alone and haven’t left the house all weekend. I suppose it’s my own fault, after all I don’t leave my bedroom and spend most of my time on Tumblr and attempting to write a book I’ll probably never publish. Anyway enough about my non existent life, here’s a few of the things I’ve been loving/enjoying this month.

Zoella_Blissful_Mistful_45ml_1411576372_mainI recently brought a lot of products from Zoella’s beauty collection (I have a separate review post on that coming up!) and in that collection is Zoella’s perfume/body mist, ‘Blissful, Mistful’. I have the 45ml bottle, which is clear with a white poka dot pattern, a red lid and rose gold writing. I’ve been loving this perfume because it smells so nice. It’s got a very ‘sweet shop’ smell to it and it’s a small bottle so it fits into most bags without taking up too much room.

index There’s this super cute app/game I’ve been addicted to on my iPad for a while now. It’s called Meego Village. It’s one of those cute little games where you get given a few little cute creatures and use them to harvest materials to build things. It’s different to other games however because unlike those similar it doesn’t pester you to buy stuff every 5 minuets. Since playing it I’ve not had one pop up asking me to pay money for extra resources. It’s a cute little, pocket game that’s just super fun and easy to play.

City_of_Ashes  The next section will contain spoilers for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass. I read the City of Bones book last year before the movie came out and I enjoyed it a lot. I wasn’t particularly happy with the incestuous ending so for the majority of this book I’ve been pretending they aren’t actually related and I’ve still been squealing over Clary/Jace, every time they have a scene. I haven’t finished it yet but the suspense was killing me so I Googled and found out they aren’t actually brother and sister (Thank god!) so I know have no guilt about shipping them whatsoever.

efab6d7a56f06ff9fc5ff524499df33aI recently ran out of my everyday hand cream (featured in one of my first reviews) about a week ago. I am a very ‘clean’ person and I use hand cream and hand sanitizer about 8-12 times a day, so my hands are always quite soft but therefore in constant need of attention. Luckily for me I have a whole bag of hand creams from various beauty gift packages that I got for Christmas. Soap & Glory hand food was one of them and I’ve been using it since. It’s a really small bottle but it smells amazing and I would highly recommend it.

20140301233601!Super-Mario-3D-Land-LogoI got a 3Ds for Christmas, which I only really wanted so I could play the new Zelda game, but it came with this game. I’ve loved Mario since I was a kid and I’ve played countless super Mario games over the years. I remember when I was really young I’d play Super Mario 64 on my Dad’s Nintendo 64 and I remember working my butt off every day and eventually getting all 150 stars. This game is super addicting and also quite hard for a Mario game. Although I didn’t have the 3D turned on because it hurt my eyes the levels are quite challenging and hard and after you’ve got through all 8 different worlds you then restart as Luigi playing the game over except everything is 10x harder. It’s a very stressful but fun and adventurous game and I’m determined to complete all 100% of it.

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