Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Pixi Lip Balm Honey Necter

I have always loved a tinted lip balm as it is easy to use at work while still giving me a nice wash of colour.

This Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm is in a beautiful nude shade called Honey Necter. I will be honest I have never been a true nude lip fan I tend to lean towards the pinkier tones, but this one really looks nice, and feel moisturising on my lips.

It gives a really nice sublte shine of colour to the lips, which actually works really wll with the natural colours of my lips. They are really pink toned, and this look beautiful on them. I feel like it lasts a good time as well and it is easy to apply a touch up when needed.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Making Healthier Food Choices

With so much choice in food especially this time of year, I sometimes find it difficult to keep to a healthy diet, give me sugar and fatty food any day! It has dawned on me and Pawl that this is not the most healthiest of diets, especially with him being older we want to keep ourselves in tip top condition!

So I have changed just a couple of things in our daily diet and hopefully it makes a big difference!

Breakfast is always a piece of fruit now, two if it a small fruit like a small banana, generally I love to go for a big Granny Smith apple, they taste nice and give me a nice boost for the morning.

For lunch right now I love nothing better then a salad with fish sticks and mayo, I sometimes throw in some croutons but generally try to avoid it. I tend to pick more crunchy style leaves for my salad as I find them nicer and sweeter to eat. I try to use a really small amount of mayo or I opt for a light salad dressing with educed fat content in them.

 For dinner I tend to cook hearty meals, usually fish or chicken based with potatoes and veg, but I like to mix it up and I cook meatball and pasta and bbq pulled pork baguettes. I try not to limit the last meal of the day and  cook whatever I am craving that day! Add in some exercise (Daily for Pawl on doctors orders) and I think we can see the beginning of a healthier lifestyle for both of us!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Everyday Makeup

I have lately been trying to figure out a flattering face look that can take me as little as five minutes to get done for days when I am running really late for work! So generally a fast face of makeup everyday!! 

I tend to go fairly light on the face while still looking made up very neutral on the eyes (eyeliner is optional depending on how awake I feel) and a nude lip. I tend to use a tinted lip balm at work but on days off I mix my lipstick up sometimes bold sometimes note muted. 

I have filmed a video that should go on my YouTube very soon but I will run through what I have used here. 

Mac face and body
Seventeen stay time concealer
Wet n Wild powder
I <3 Makup definition palette
Naked 2 palette 
Lime Crime eyeliner
Seventeen Dolled up mascara 
Mac Please Me lipstick 

What is your everyday makeup? 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Jess Nail Polish

While looking around poundland the other day I came across a stand of Jess Nail Polishes I needed a green for some halloween nails I was doing and decided at a £1 I can't really complain if it ends up being a bit rubbish!

However The Jess Nail Polish is actually really nice!

 The colour I picked up is this beautiful green in the shade 'Rio' Can I just say how much I love the fact that the polishes have names? So many times 'cheap' brands are let down because everything is numbered but having names for colours gives a really nice touch. Secondly I love the size of the lid, I love these big chunky lids and I have always liked spending an extra pound or two on say Models Own polish then Barry M as I just find the lid easier to hold and use, so I really like that Jess have given their nail polish a chunky lid.

The Bottle do look rather small and I thought maybe you would get a smaller amount of polish then other brands. You get 9ml of product for you £1 here and comparing it to other brands there is not much difference Barry M give you 10ml of product, Nails Inc give you 10ml the closest good quality polish in price point would be Essence for me and you only get 8ml with them! So there really is no skimping on size.

As for texture of the polish it goes on smooth and you really only need one coat however I like to go for two if I know I will be wearing it for a few days as it lasts a bit longer and looks a bit richer in colour. You can see the colour below on my frankenstein nails.

For £1 I am really impressed with these nails and I can not wait to go and get some more! They really are good value and god quality! Quite a hidden gem! These are sold exclusively at Pounland.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Late Halloween Makeup

I have been away for a few days trying to sort out some things at home, I never try to pressure myself into writing on my blog and just spend time doing it when I feel like it! So although it is a little bit late, I wanted to share with you my Halloween makeup.

I decided to go as Medusa using fishnets to make green scales (which didn't work too great) Some 65p snakes from wilko's in my hair! Finally finishing it with green lipstick (which is actually eyeliner!)

 My mate Siobhan wanted a huge cat mouth painted on her so I did my best with my limited skills, then panicked as I realised I use a semi-perm eyeliner and she had a interview the next day! Thankfully it came off!
 and finally Matt was Hannibal! We didn't do much we just went to our regular pub quiz and gained extra points for dressing up!

How was your Halloween did you dress up?