Wednesday, February 25, 2015

3-2-1 BUNGEE!

If you didn't know already I'm currently fundrasing to go volunteer in Peru for an entire year, there more information in my previous post here!

Now last Saturday, as part of my fundraising, I did a sponsored 160ft bungee jump!-yes, it was as scary as it sounds. In fact, it was so scary I very nearly didn't do it, but with the help of a bit of a push down I went!

I just wanted to share my video with you all and show you that actually, it was pretty fun and I WOULD love to do it again.

Enjoy! (Beware: a lot of screaming occurs!)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Foundation Frenzy with No7

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Hate shiny skin? Want full coverage that lasts all day long? Or struggle to find the right shade? I have the perfect foundation for you.

No7 Beautifully Matte. I've been using this foundation for a couple of years now and love it. I haven't even thought about trying anything new. For those who don't know No7 do a colour match test that they hold a little device to your face to find the closest match to their 14 shades. Which is great for me as I struggle to find foundation pale enough to match my complexion.  

(Warning, here comes the before pic!) I have

As you can see the foundation blends great with my skin and vanishes the red/pink tone to my skin too (stopping me blending in with my hair!) I applied one pump of the foundation onto a sponge but then applied to my face using a foundation brush. It leaves no streaks and no orange line around the outside of my face. 

I then finished my make up using my Naked Flushed palette, powder, eye make up and a bit of lipstick to achieve a full face with no shine that will last all day long!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Perfect Valentines Present for Your Man!

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Valentines is nearly upon us ladies, and gentlemen, but buying presents is incredibly difficult, especially when its for the one you love! Don't fret too much, I've put together my fave gifts, ranging in price, to save you hunting around.

Now for the kid at heart: This personalised 'Sweets or my Sweet' jar from Gone Digging ranges from £17.99 to £25.99 depending on the size jar you want.

For the food junkie these jams from The Present Finder are incredibly different, and a perfect little gift at £14.99 for all four jams! 

Your man more of a sports guy? No worries! Up next is this Massage oil and Bath salts set, perfect for your sporty partner who needs some looking after. 100% organic and only £24.97

Keeping with the grooming feel. If he is rocking the beard look this next gift is a must-buy! This Beard and Moustache care kit is perfect for your 'beardy beloved' for just £29

Cocktails are just for girls? No way! This Molecular Mixology kit puts a manly spin on cocktail making kit, so it's not just throwing a few glugs into a mixer and shaking. For £44.95 you get this kit including a DVD guide to show you how-plus you may get a few cocktails yourself from it! 

And finally, we all love a cheesy gift, and this one is perfect. A mug...with a pun on it! What's not to love? For £9.99 it is perfect to make your man laugh every time he has a cuppa. 

There we go, my six fave gifts ranging from £9 to £50 for all kinds of men! 

Happy Valentines everyone. 


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Review

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Before being given a flyer including a tester of this palette, I'd never even touched bronzer, or highlighter never mind using them alongside blusher for the 'contoured look'. It all seemed a little daunting to me...but this tester changed everything.

There are four different sets in this collection, I use the original. They all range in different shades for darker and lighter skin tones.

Although £22 is a little pricey in my opinion you do not use a lot of the palette when you apply it, so I have hope for it lasting.

As I found it a bit daunting, especially as I'm rather pale and didn't want to look a multicoloured mess, I went for a more subtle look that adds shape to your face without looking sculptured.

Start with apply your foundation as usual, I use No7 Beautifully Matte in Calico shade.

Firstly apply your bronzer underneath the cheekbone, you then simply apply your blusher above it, make sure you blend them together nicely to avoid a striped look. Then using your highlighter apply this above the blusher and below the bronzer to add reflective areas. You can also add this highlighter on the middle of your brow bone, the bridge of your nose and your chin to add a bright glow.

I then added a light coating of powder, did my eye make up and added a bit of lippy and ta-dah an easy subtle contour look. Great for adding that extra bit of colour to your cheeks!

Have you tried the Naked Flushed palettes? What do you think?