Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Mask of Magnaminty | First Impressions

For a girl who is currently suffering with her skin, I have tried out no end of products this month in an attempt to abide it. I resorted to a trip to Lush and picked up a selection of new products one being Mask of Magnaminty.

I had heard many good reviews about this mask and because I love a bit of Lush I thought the time had come for me to try it out. As I suffer form sensitive skin Lush is great for me as all of their products contain zero chemicals, only naturally benefitting ingredients.

When it's firstly applied it gives a cooling and invigorating feel on your skin. It is easily smoothed over and contains gentle exfoliating particles that gently move dead skin cells as you remove it. This mask calms breakouts and helps draw out impurities such as blackheads. It contains peppermint oils that help to stimulate the skin as well as freshen the skin.

After removing it my skin felt rejuvenated and fresh. My impurities were gone and my skin felt smooth and clearer. I love this mask and it is one of my favourite masks I have tried and I have tried a fair few.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

A Healthy Bloomer Recipe

A healthy option that would work for any meal and takes amazing. You can switch up the toppings for anything you would prefer. In todays post I a going to show you how to prepare and avocado and tomato, it's a super easy recipe that is well balanced and will keep you going.


1/2 Avocado
4 Baby Tomatoes
! Slice of Wheat/Wholemeal Bloomer


1. Begin by putting your bread into the toaster.
2. Once that is toasting, prepare your avocado. Slice it down the centre, twist and remove the seed. Taking one half scour  down the slice to create cubes, this makes it easier to mash. Then take a spoon and scoop out the avocado into a separate bowl.
3. Take a fork and mash the avocado until it's to the consistency you want.
4. Next slice your tomatoes into halves or quarters.
5. When the bread is toasted spread on the avocado thickly and top off with the tomatoes.
6. Add a side of your preferred fruit, mine is blueberries.

As you can see this is a such a simple recipe that anyone can do and yet it's super healthy and gives you a well balanced meal for breakfast or lunch.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

My Mac Trio

I do have a makeup love for my Mac Lipsticks, and I alternate between each shade daily, often disregarding my other lipsticks. Although method to my madness all of these shades may seem similar, but I can assure you they are different.
When it comes to lipsticks finding the shades and tones that suit your complexion is essential, and that is why all my lipsticks resemble each other so kindly. I personally the shades that suit me best are my nudes, whether it be darker or pinker. With Mac lipsticks price I go for lipsticks within that zone as to not regret my spending's.
Crème Cup
This has been spoken about many a time on both this blog and many others but to me this is the best pink/nude shade I have tried and fits my complexion perfectly giving me a 'your lips but better' tone.
Peach Blossom
People say this seems almost identical to Crème Cup however I see otherwise. Personally I find Peach Blossom to be a much more opaque shade with blue undertones to Crème Cup and this is the shade I go for if I want a barely there feel.
This shade ventures slightly further out of my comfort zone, however remains in the nudes. It's a more darker tone but sticks to the pink theme. This lip shade gives a very 90's feel to a makeup look and suits a variety of complexions.
Which of your lipsticks lie within your favourites? If you couldn't already gather from this post I have grown very found of Mac lipsticks and still hope to grow my collection, venturing gradually further out of the comfort barrier.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Extrodinary Oil

Before getting my hands on this facial oil I never thought about using them. I always had these images of them making my oily skin even worse, because oil+oil=?? However since giving the L'Oreal Paris Extraordinary Facial Oil, my outlook has completely changed.

This facial oil is actually targeted at combination/oily skin so it won't add oils to your skin or doesn't leave an oily residue on the skin. I apply four drops using the pipette applicator and massage it into my skin. What I noticed with this oil is that it sinked into my skin almost right away. The next day after using the oil, my skin looked noticeably brighter also my pores appeared reduced in size and my skin felt luxuriously soft.

The Extraordinary Facial Oil says it will help refine pores and reduce their size.  It also helps to stop your skin producing excess oils that will otherwise build up on your skins surface. After using oils over a longer period of time they claim to help improve the overall look of your skin and reduce scarring from acne.

I will definitely continue to use oils into the future as I love the way they make my skin look and feel.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

New Make up Additions

I have recently makeup shopping and picked up a few new items. I love browsing the makeup stores in the search for new brands and items.

Mac 'Twig' Lipstick
Mac 'Honey Lust' Eye Shadow
Mac 'Cranberry' Eye Shadow
Soap and Glory Gloss Stick 'Replumzel'
Barry M Kohl Pencil 'Bronze'

I love the feeling of picking up new makeup and having the opportunity to experimenting with new looks to step out of my comfort zone. Are there any new products you have recently picked up?

Sunday, 8 February 2015

The Truth of Mental Disorders

There is a common misconception surrounding mental disorders in today's society and many a time they are used in the wrong content.


There are many people who suffer from anxiety both openly and in silence. Anxiety is commonly miss diagnosed and often causes people who do have anxiety to suffer in silence. Although the slight feeling of anxiousness in an exam we all get does not diagnose yourself with anxiety. Anxiety is where those feelings of anxiousness affect your daily life. Those things can vary to a specific scenario, compared with a range of situations.  Anxiety is often connected with panic attacks that appear in terms of feeling anxious. Suffering from panic attacks or anxiety does not make you weak and if you suffer from it do not let people pick it out of you. If you feel anxious focus on a happy thing or place that relieves you of your worry.


I am sure there has been many times where you have said "I'm depressed", wherever the true meaning of depression is far deeper than that of when we are just feeling down. It is more than feeling simply unhappy or fed up for a few days. Depression can sometimes be taken as a trivial where as the truth is a serious condition that can affect the lives of those who have been inhabited by it. Depression effects different people in different ways, however often leaves the person feeling lost without a sense of purpose. However depression isn't a thing that you can get 'get over' by 'pulling yourself together'.

Eating Disorders

Like a lot of mental disorders, eating disorders such as anorexia, binge eating, bulimia or EDNOS, go commonly undiagnosed due to the surrounding stigma of them. Eating disorders can spiral from a range of things, however most times it is not by positive choice, it is something that just happens without full realisation. Eating disorders are on the rise due to the increased pressure on the younger generation by society to look a certain way with only one perfect figure. Where in reality we do not need to look a specific way to be 'beautiful'. That is what people  with eating disorders struggle to comprehend, they often feel stuck. The only way out is balance.

The stigma surrounding mental disorders needs to go and the realisation of the damage they are doing to each generation needs to be reckoned and more needs to be done. Those with mental disorders feel alone and vulnerable, feeling isolated, however too scared to ask got help.

Mental disorders aren't a fashion statement.

Don't allow yourself to suffer in silence.

"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all" - Bill Clinton

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Mac Twig | Review

Nude lips are a favourite of mine, they are mostly all I wear. I tend to go for the pinky nude shades however picked up this shade from Mac for a bit of a change.

Twig is a more dark pink/brown nude shade compared to others I've previously owned. It's a satin finish which is a semi-matte shade, which I don't usually go for however it is still moisturizing and does not sink into the fine lines in your lips. This shade is a type that will go with any skin tone. Shades like this are ones that are in right now because of how versatile they are and the neutral look can go with any eye look.

Mac lipsticks are my favourite kind I love the application and the colour ranges. If you are into your nude shades like me, I recommend you pick this shade up.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Music Lists

Music plays a big part in my life, I love listening to it when I'm down, bored or anytime really. I've found so many artists who I love and listen to often. I prefer to listen to alternative tracks along with electronic music.

Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
Imagine Dragons is one of my favourite bands, I love all of the tracks on this album. Some of my favourite songs are Amsterdam and It' Time.

Ed Sheeran - X
Ed Sheeran all round has amazing music. His music is amazing and I love all the songs he has wrote.

Bastille - Bad Blood
If you have never listened to Bastille's music before I highly recommend you do. I love Dan's voice and it is so unique, like nothing I've ever heard before.

Since a young age I've always liked McFly and recently replaced one of their first albums. I have re-found my love for them.

The Weekend
A favourite song of theirs is Often, I love their alternative genre and all of their songs are independent and unique in their own way.

The Broods
A shockingly unheard of band, who I have grown to love. Their music is unique and like non I've ever seen.

Vampire Weekend
Again with the alternative genre, Vampire Weekend has been a favourite band of mine for a while.

Who is in your must listen to playlists?