Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Blogger Interview #1

When I asked people on here and twitter whether anyone wanted to take part in a blogger interview I had an unbelievable response! I am still emailing people about it now!! Ive decided to post them once a week, so here is your first one. Its from the lovely Natalie at Your Almost Alice. 
From the way she answered her questions she seems like a good laugh!! So here it is,

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Calling All Bloggers Who May Read This.

For ages Ive wanted to do interview type posts on my blog. I don't want it to be just the normal questions about your blog! Of course I'm interested but I also love finding out about people, so be prepared for some more personal or funny questions! Like whats your favourite thing to collect? Or favourite flavour of jelly bean! Or whats something that really makes you rage?!

I would also like the person taking part to ask me one random question!

If you are interested leave me a comment with your email or email me kezism@gmail.com

Lots of Love
Xx

Saturday, 27 April 2013

I Am A University Drop Out

I dropped out of university while I was in my third year studying there. Not my finest moment you might think, but actually Im very glad I did.

Uni was never really the best of time for me and after years of schooling, teachers and even family friends telling me 'I would never get anywhere in life if I didn't go to uni' after I passed my A-levels I was off to uni. I decided on a degree I thought I would find interesting and a career option I figured was better then nothing. I decided on a Theology degree while at the same time studying to be a teacher. That would give me three years for my degree and a year for a PGCE (the thing you need to teach). I decided to move out and live in Birmingham where I was studying. It wasn't far from home so I could still see my family, but it was a busy area with lots of things to do, all the time.

Friday, 26 April 2013

How To - Chocolate Brownies

Who doesn't love a good old chewy chocolate brownie?!

I know I do! Ive got a simple recipe for you, to help make scrummy yummy brownies!!

What will you need?



Thursday, 25 April 2013

Dainty Doll Blusher in You Are My Sunshine

Dainty Doll was set up by Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud fame, as a makeup range for all her fellow pale gal's out there.If you are of the pale of the pale and look like snow white, this may be the makeup brand for you!
I got this little beauty on Fragrance Direct, which as you probably know from my haul, sell alot of Dainty Doll items for £1.99. Thats hugely reduced from the £13 or so you would normally pay for this blush!


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream - Review

So a few week back I got this little sample of Benefit's It's Potent Eye Cream when I purchased Fine One One and Fake Up.
I have to say for the most part I was thinking 'Im never going to use this eye cream I love my Clinique one too much' Im always a bit wary of samples too, I never feel you get enough to really judge if a product is worth it. Now long time readers of my blog will know, I have troublesome eyes. They hate everything and react badly when they really dont like something. Thats why I turned to the Clinique All About The Eyes Rich, I needed something to moisturise, bring back life, and fight the wrinkles that were appearing at the grand old age of 23. All the stress and reactions on my eyes caused tiny wrinkles to appear, and it just look terrible for ages. The clinique eye cream really helped solve the problem. But now I have a new problem.

30 ways to save £1 (maybe more)

I have loved love loved reading all of these posts especially as I am a shopaholic *raises hands, admits problem, everyone returns to normal behaviour* I have to say, after struggling for many years with money (having to move back home, co-live with many people) now Ive moved out again with my partner I have some money saving techniques we use now.

Also its the 30th anniversary of the £1 coin!! Moneysupermarket are celevrating this, check out more here! I seriously thought the pound coin was older then that, my dad still had a £1 note somewhere along with half a penny!! Did you also know the first £2 coin was made in 1986, and does anyone remember the £5 coin? That coin was heavy!!!

But onto money saving tips!!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

How To - Lilac Hair

Lilac hair, is probably my favorite hair colour ever. I always find it really easy to get, despite what people say about it being a really hard colour to get.

Whenever I change my hair colour I always do it myself, whether Im after that perfect pastel lilac hair, or a deep chestnut red. This way *if* it goes wrong, I can only blame myself, and because I know what can go wrong, I tend to me more accepting of it, if it happens!! Like having orange hair while in between bleaching o_O



But onto my guide on how to get lilac hair!

Monday, 22 April 2013

TRESemme Restructuring Deep Conditioner - Review

After a few twitter talks on #bbloggers and a few tweets to TRESemme, I decided to buy the TRESemme Restructuring Deep Conditioner. With this I found an affordable deep conditioning mask that has really worked wonders for my hair. After bleaching it and turning it purple, I noticed me hair was getting a little brittle and dry, especially towards the ends. It even started to break off a little *sobs* Ultimately this was my own fault, but I'm a sucker for changing my hair.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Coming Soon...

I just literally spent the last hour laughing with pawl as he attempted to put makeup on me!! For someone who has never picked it up before and had no idea what anything was for he didnt do too bad!!

Be sure to subscribe to me on youtube, so you dont miss out on the fun!!


Friday, 19 April 2013

Nails!!

While Im really bad at nail art I really love these two essie colours together!

I got them in my fragrance direct haul. The shade are Neo Whimsical (on the whole nail) and Bikini So Teeny (the spots)

As always the essie polishes go on well, and look really shiney and with no brush marks. They are two really great shades.


Thursday, 18 April 2013

Provoke Touch of Silver Twice a Week Shampoo

When I bleach my hair I always look for a good purple toning shampoo to help get rid of those lingering yellow/brassy tones in my hair.
Ive tried a few brands but this Touch of Silver shampoo is the one I always go back to.

 The Touch of Silver Twice a Week Brightening Shampoo is very multipurpose as far as I am concerned!

Im Not Wearing A Blue Polyester Shirt

What number am I on now?! Who knows!! Today was really casual. Pawl spent the night out with his uncle and I really missed him. It was nice to have him back this morning. We quickly left the house and visited my mom and dad for a few hours! It was really nice to see them.

So heres what I was wearing!!
The bracelets are made by myself.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Diego Dalla Palma Snow White and the Huntsman Palette Swatched

I got this Diego Dalla Palma Snow White and the Huntsman Palette. I got it for a discounted price of fragrance direct.It cost me £9.99. I had never heard of Diego Dalla Palma before but after some snooping on the interwebs Ive found its a really famous Italian makeup artist. I actually thought I was buying from Urban Decay as on the fragrance direct website that's where I found it. But I'm not disappointed with this brand at all!!


Barry M Lipstick Shade 162 - Review

I love Barry M nail polish, but had never really tried out much of their makeup. That all changed when I won a Barry M competition and got some amazing goodies. I know their lipsticks have a great texture and last for ages because Ive tried their magical green Lipstick that turns pink on your lips. So I had high hopes I would Like this one too.

Fashion Wish List

As Im on a tight budget from now until end of next month, it always happens to be the time I want to spend spend spend.

Here are a few things I was lusting after, and now cant buy for the next few weeks :( boohoo.



Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Fragrance Direct Haul

I saw about fragrance direct on adverts on websites and stuff, but figured it just offered discounted perfumes. I had no idea how much makeup was on there! It wasn't until a wednesday #bbloggers chat that someone told me the bargain price of essie polishes on there! £1.99 for an essie polish? I was there faster then my thankyou for telling me tweet was sent out!

Heres what I got

Monday, 15 April 2013

The Procastinating Blogger Tag


1. Name a beauty regime that you rarely do. 

I very rarely put body lotions all over myself (I know its bad) but thats simply because its such a chore to do! It takes forever then you have to leave it to soak in. However I have just got a firming body lotion I put on my legs and stomach!! The only other thing I dont do is brush my hair! I know another strange one, but my hair is so fine I dont brush it everyday, I do it once a week to get out any fallen hairs but thats pretty much it, because knots and styles just fall out as its so fine.

2. Is washing your makeup brushes something you do regularly?  

Confession time, I dont do this as often as I should, after every use I clean my brushes with baby wipes, face wipes anything like that, and I do spritz them with the elf daily brush wash to eliminate bacteria but I dont do a deep clean on my brushes as often as I should. It just takes forever, and then they dont dry fast and I need to use them before they are dry!! I have on one occasion even brought new brushes while waiting for some to dry, now that is bad!

3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish? 

Im not a big nail person, however Ive been buying lots of lovely polishes to get me to do my nails more often. Because Im not at that stage of caring about my nails yet I can leave it chipped for ages, up to a week! It just chips more and more but most times I have other things to do instead that take priority!

4. How long do you put off buying/replacing a beauty or nail polish product even if you need it (i.e. purchasing a new top coat, foundation etc)? 

Im a complete shopaholic so I dont ever run out of things! I have multiple of everything, however I have gone a while without replacing my gel liner, they go dry and then thats suddenly always the time I want to use them.

5. What is your worst beauty habit?

Besides not washing my brushes as often as I should? Im thinking this tah is just designed to show what a bad blogger I am ^_^
 
My worst beauty habit may be not taking my makeup off properly if I have been on a big night out. Its terrible for your skin, but sometimes Im just too tired to do a real deep clean!!

6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off doing all the time?  

Cleaning the oven? I do not know one person who like that! Ive even traded that job with my boyfriend, Ive told him I will clean the bathroom this week if he does the oven! 
I never knew moving out would be filled with so much cleaning. I swear everything needs doing and nothing ever looks like Ive cleaned it!! 

7. When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready until the last minute or not? 

YES! If I know I need to be ready for 8pm (like the party I was going to the other week) I spend ages in the shower, singing, cleaning, doing my hair, shaving all areas that need to be removed of hair, then I wrap myself in towels and sit in the bedroom singing, watching youtube, or netflix, just passing the time and then before I know it, its 7.45pm I have no clothes ready no makeup on and I have to turn up late with the feeling of shame, but knowing I would do exactly the same thing next time!!

8. Can you commit to spending bans?  

No. Next question!! I totally applaud people that can, but I dont have that self restraint. I see something I want and I buy it, Thankfully I know what my funds are and I never spend anything I dont have. But I love that little pick me up feeling shopping gives me!

9. How organized is your makeup and nail collection? 

Not very. I organise it every now and again, and then it just gets destroyed when Im hunting for something and its all messy again within two days. Im not a very organised or tidy person!

 10. What is the longest amount of time you have gone without writing a blog post? 
 
Erm I think its a few months or something? I know when I started I tended to leave ages between posts, and sometimes even now I leave a few days, but Im not one to have a schedule. 
I find with a schedule I put pressure on myself. Im much happier just blogging when I have time, and writing a few posts to go up over a week, or just writing loads and publishing them all on the same day (I have done that before!) 
I just write when I can, and when I want to. That way my blog stays my little slice of the internet, not like a business or my job. This is my hobby and if I keep doing it when I want to, it will be fun, whereas I think if I treated it like my job giving it a schedule and saying I will have stuff up this many days a week, I would feel pressure, and I wouldnt enjoy it. 
 
 
Well I had so much fun writing this, even if I did admit to all my bad beauty habits! 
 
I Tag you ALL to do this tag and please comment me a reply to your blog when you have done it! I would love to see all your answers!! 
 
Lots of Love
x x 


Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in 'Flushed' - Review

Today I'm reviewing Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blusher in Flushed. Ive recently been getting getting into my cream blushers because they give a much more natural finish then some powder ones I own.

I saw this one and loved the colour, although it looked really scary and I thought I may look like a clown with it on!! However thankfully it isn't this bright on your face!


Sunday, 14 April 2013

Simple Derma * - Review

I completely forgot about this little miracle cream until recently. I used this many years ago and was impressed with the results but for some reason when my eczema was at its worst I forget it even existed.

Im glad to say I re-found this product Im happy to share the results of it with you!

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Nspa Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel and Body Scrub - Review

I suggest you go and smell these two beautiful smelling products and you will realise why I love them!! There is so much more to say about these 2 Nspa Pink Grapefruit products but right now that citrus, fresh smelling scent has me hooked!!

 Honestly the smell is so bang on. I dont think it could be any better unless I was cutting into a pink grapefruit.

Friday, 12 April 2013

The Neon Trend

The neon trend might just be my favorite trend ever!! However as I am pretty much shy with my clothing (looking the other day I noticed alot of it was black grey and white) I had no idea how to pull it off!

I saw this skirt on A Daisy Chain Dreams blog the other day and loved it. Its a perfect bargain at £5, pushed me out my comfort zone, and threw me foot first into the deep end of the neon trend.


Thursday, 11 April 2013

Revlon ColourStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick - Review

I love bright pink and red lip colours. I always wear them on my days off. When I saw these new Revlon ColourStay Ultimate Suede Lipsticks I knew I just had to try them. Rather then going for one of the reds I was instantly hooked by this gorgeous pink colour called 'muse'.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Benefit Fine One One - Review

Cream blushers are a new thing to me. I tried an mua one and didnt find it to give a good colour pay off. I had seen Benefit Fine One One all over blogger world, but wasnt too sure about it. It wasnt until a few weeks ago I got a benefit make over and purchased Benefit Fake Up, that I purchased this as well.

Face And Hair Of The Day

Today I was playing around with some new products including the revlon cream blushers and new revlon lipstick.
Firstly I love the lipstick its the Revlon ColourStay Ultimate Suede in Muse


The Best Glitter Polish?

I have always loved Barry M nail polishes. This amazing glitter one from them is no exception!! I love a fully covering glitter, not those top coats with sparse glitter pieces. So in comes Barry M Amethyst Glitter and all my glitter needs may be over!!

Its a glitter polish that is packed full of different colours. from pinks. blues, gold silvers and even blacks. Its all in there.


Thursday, 4 April 2013

Barratts Hi-Tops*

I had been after a pair of casual hi-tops for ages. My converse were all but dead, the sole was pretty much hanging off the actual shoe and I knew it was time for something new. while a new pair of converse is on my list of shoes to buy, I knew I wanted something a little different. This beautiful pair came my way from barratts.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Nails!!

Im not the best at nail design and when I saw the whole half moon nail look going around instagram and pintrest I KNEW I had to try it out. After watching a few tutorials I realised it was actually easy, just paint your whole nails one colour, then apply some french nail stickers on the bottom and paint the top half a contrasting colour. I picked pink and peach because they were very springy colours and it put a smile on my face!!
I used Barry M - Peach Melba and Barry M Jelly Shine in Grapefruit.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Easter Sunday

So how was everyones easter? Did you all enjoy a long easter weekend? I actually spent most of it at work. I managed to have easter sunday off which was great because pawl was off too!