Sunday, 12 July 2015

Pinspiration #4

/01/ If I had some shelf space in my room I would love to do something like this with loads of etsy prints!

/02/ Apparently strobing is the new big thing but it feels like people have been doing it for a while. I need to find out what highlighter this is !!! It's gorgeous

/03/ These Peanut Butter cookies are the bomb, like seriously I have never baked something so delicious, plus bonus point they are totally easy. Once you make them once you will probably end up making another batch within the week.

/04/ I love the whole giving a flash of your pretty lingerie thing, although I've never done it myself. It really gives something else to a plain, casual outfit.

/05/ A black suede skirt is at the top of my 'want list' at the moment! I think i might have more luck at the end of summer when more stores bring out a faux suede/suedette one, i'm looking at you New Look

Happy Sunday 

Thank you for reading 

Carys xoxo  

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Lace up stripey top

Striped Top - Daisy Street via ASOS 
High waisted Black jeans - Primark 
Denim Jacket - Ebay 
Fringed Sandals - ASOS 
Ugly Feet - My own 

How nice is this weather we've been having recently !

Thank you 

Carys xoxo 

Friday, 3 July 2015

Small Maybelline Haul and First Impressions

I went into Boots and Superdrug the other day on the hunt for the age renew concealer with the sponge applicator but between two boots and one superdrug I could only find the darkest shade .... but there was 3 for 2 on in both shops and I couldn't resist picking up some new bits.

/1/ First up is the Master Sculpt Contouring Kit in Light/Medium, at first i thought it wouldn't be that great for travel because the packaging is quite bulky but then i realized that there is a hidden mirror and brush underneath so it probably would be quite travel friendly. The contour powder is really light which makes it more subtle for daytime and is great if like me you are a beginner and can be a bit heavy handed ! The highlighter gives a nice glow without being to shimmery,

/2/ Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner has a thin pen tip which helps make application more precise and allows for thin lines to be drawn which I struggle with usually with liquid eyeliners. I might even be able to attempt a decent cat eye with this applicator!

/3/ The Brow Satin is another newish release that has a wind up pencil on one end and a powder on the other. I really like the pencil end, it's really small and really defines your eyebrows. These come in a wide range of light and darker colours including mahogany red, which I thought was pretty good as most eyebrow pencils I see usually come in blonde, light brown and dark brown! I'm not so fussed on the powder, it's good but once I've filled them in with the pencil I don't feel like I need the powder bit, I personally would have prefered a wand to brush through the pencil on this end. 

Have you tried any of these products ?

Thank you for reading 

Happy July

Carys xoxo

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Wishlist #3

Some Summer bits that I am currently loving and lusting over ! I'm seriously tempted by the nude lace up heels *runs and hides credit card*. 

What is featuring on your wishlist at the moment?

Thank you 

Carys xoxo

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Healthy Snacking

I would consider myself as a serial snacker ! I just can't help myself.
I'm usually fine up until lunchtime and then after that it all goes downhill. 
After dinner I will usually have a biscuit of some sort and then by about 3/4 o'clock i'm on the look out again for something to snack on and I usally turn to the ol' faithful chococolate bar or sweets ! 
It's been a habit for as long as I can remember and I can't seem to kick it so instead of beating it I've decided to go along with it but instead of the unhealthy sugar filled snacks I usally turn to , i;m going with healthier, natural snacks. 

Here are some of my favorites...

Almond Butter - Believe it or not until a few months ago I had never tried peanut butter because I somehow convinced my self I wouldn't like it and now I absolutely love it and Almond butter is a great healthier alternative. The Meridian butter is 100% natural and is great stuck on anything ! Bananas, crackers, rice cakes, porridge, you get the idea. 

Fruit - It is very rare that I get my 5 a day but I have been making more of an effort and bananas have been helping me a lot in this effort especially in the mornings either on there own, in a smoothie or as part of a monkey salad (bananas, coconut and nuts) 

Nakd bars - During the Whole 30 (failed, thanks Tonsillitis) these were my treat. They are 100% natural (it depends on the flavor you get some have a hint of natural flavoring) and make a good sweet treat. They can be a bit pricy depending on where and how you buy them. I bought a selection in the Holland and Barrett penny sale but I think the best deals are on amazon where you can buy 18 for about £10 (depends on flavor).

Ryvita Rye breads - Another thing great with almond butter and also Hummus. Also a good bread alternative.

Dried fruits, nuts and seeds- Dried fruit can be mini sugar bombs but if eaten in moderation it's a great snack that can satisfy the sweet tooth (all though lets face it chocolate is the only thing that will satisfy). All of these are great for sticking in a small container and keeping in your bag for snacking on the go. 

What are your favoutite healthy snacks ?  

Thank you for reading 

Carys xoxo 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

My morning and evening skin care routine

I have to admit that when it comes to skincare i'm a creature of habit, I've had the same routine for the last few years and I do the same in the morning as i do in the evening. 

I keep things pretty simple and the majority of products are from the No.7 skincare range which is for the most part decently priced (especially when using the  £5 off vouchers), quick and i find works well for my skin type (combination).

 No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion - I usually use 4 pumps of this on a cotton wool pad to remove my make up, and depending on how heavy my make up is that day I usually have to use 2 cotton wool pads. It's moisturizing so it's great if you suffer from a bit of dry skin!

No7 Soft and Soothed Gentle Toner - As the name suggests it's a gentle toner so doesn't feel harsh on your skin and again is great for dry skin.

No7 Protect and perfect day and night cream - The night cream is slightly thicker than the day cream and i think sinks in slightly slower. The day cream absorbs quicker, is slightly lighter plus it doesn't make your skin look too oily. When i apply this in the morning by the time I go to apply my makeup (maybe 10 minutes later) it's almost completely absorbed. I just checked on the Boots website and only the advanced version is available, i had this as part of a gift set at Christmas so maybe they don't sell it individually anymore. 

Equate spot treatment - As soon as I notice a spot coming I make sure i stick this on it before I go to sleep. It drys out the spot quickly and I really think it helps reduce the size and redness. It's an american brand and contains Benzoyl Peroxide which reduces the bacteria on the skin.

What products are in your skin care routine ?

Thank you for reading 

Carys xoxo

Sunday, 21 June 2015

5 little things

 *Insert shameless Selfie where I look really concerned about something*

/1/ Family gatherings- On Friday it was my cousins prom and then yesterday we all went for a lovely meal as a late birthday celebration for my Bampas Birthday. Seeing everyone together is so lovely and it's nice catching up with people i might not see for another 3/6 months. A lady came over and said how lovely it was seeing a family together to celebrate something and said how she wishes she had grandchildren to do the same, which made me appreciate the get together more than I usually would.

/2/ Arrow - All this free time calls for a new TV series and since the flash has finished I thought I'd give Arrow a go as they're both part of the same universe. I'm actually enjoying it considering the first time I tried to watch it I gave up after one episode...

/3/ Reading Blogs - Even though I haven't been doing much lately i'm struggling to make time to sit down and read my favorite blogs with most of my time on the laptop being used to apply for jobs, so whenever I do make time it makes a nice treat.

/4/ Ice cream - Comfort food, need I say more.

/5/ Spring cleaning - Everything in this house looks a lot less grim with a bit of hoovering and some anti-bac wipes. I will never understand how EVERYTHING in the kitchen gets so sticky and how the carpet picks and shows up every little thing! I can't wait to hand the keys back. That's student housing for you....

Have a lovely Sunday 

Thank you for reading 

Carys xoxo