Thursday, 18 August 2016

WISHLIST | August Tech Addition

Hey Guys! 

Welcome back, with pay day just around the corner i wanted to share with you a few items i have been lusting over during the month of August. As i always put together beauty and fashion wishlists i decided to head down a different route this month and put together my most desired techie bits and bobs! 




It's no secret to my friends and family that I'm a huge film nerd and i can fly through a box set with a click of my fingers. And what better way to watch my favourite things then on this Ultra HD TV Panasonic. This beautifully sleek and smart TV would fit in perfectly to any home design. One of my favourite features of this TV other than the crystal clear images has to be the built in WIFI and Freeview! I can't think of anything better than sitting down on a Sunday night and watching a good documentary on catch up. This nifty gadget has even been tuned by film makers leaving it to deliver outstanding colour contrast and brightness. 

Every time i see Gabriella Lindley put these on in one of her vlogs, i die a little inside knowing i don't yet own them! Love rose gold, love cats and love over the ear headphones. What more could you want?!

It's no lie that a bloggers biggest nightmare is heading into the winter season, the pain of trying to take photo's in natural sunlight can prove to be an absolute pain in the arse. These soft boxes have been recommended to me on numerous occasions and are apparently super easy to set up and store away! As soon as the clocks go back i will 100% getting my hands on these. 

I must admit, i was never really a fan of Apple products until i had my first iPhone two years ago. Since then i have gone on to purchase a Macbook Pro and upgrade to a iPhone 6s, now several years later i would love to expand my collection and add in an iPad pro. They are so handy when you can't be bothered with your laptop and are fantastic for travel. 

Ok, who else remembers these from their childhood? Waiting and shaking to find out if the photo you had taken was totally cute or totally ugly? Not only do these remind me of my childhood the images that come out from the camera now are obviously of a much higher quality, they are also so versatile and can be used to dress up any space or stored in a memory book! 

I have wanted a little speaker for my room for a while now, but just haven't found one that i loved. Whilst browsing through the urban outfitters website i saw this nifty little wireless bluetooth speaker. What i really loved about these is that you can switch up the front grill and change the pattern! 

I hope you enjoyed this months Wishlist, is there anything you would buy on this list? What's your favourite item? 

                    
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*post in collaboration with Panasonic, all opinions are my own.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Clinique | Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Review


Hello Everyone!

Welcome back, today I'm going to be chatting about skincare. Over the last half a year or so, I've mentioned in a few of my most recent blog posts that I have stepped back from buying make-up and have concentrated on haircare and skincare. From my teenage years i have always been the kinda gal to cleanse, tone and moisturise but have always stuck to the same products thinking they suited my skin well. It was only recently i noticed my skin looking a little dull and not as hydrated as it used to be, with this in mind and whilst i was 
scrolling through the copious amounts of cleansers on Feel unique. I came across the Clinique take the day off cleansing balm. I've never really been won over by a balm, but had been won over by Clinique in the past, so i popped it in my basket and was excited to test it out!

When I first opened the pot I was happily pleased with how much product was inside, it's not a small balm and the product goes a long way. Just like most balms, once you have scooped a little out and start to work it into fingertips and then skin it turns into an oil based cleanser which glides across the face with ease. There's no residue from the product and it leaves your skin feeling dry, nourished and smooth - some can leave your skin feeling tight and squeaky, but this doesn't! The product is completely un-fragranced which is a huge bonus as heavily fragranced products can irritate sensitive skin. It melts away waterproof mascara and gives my skin a good deep cleanse before i proceed to tone.

The 125ml tub of Take The Day Off retails at £22.00 and suits all skin types, this may seem a little pricey to some but as i mentioned above a little goes a long way! I've really enjoyed using this product and feel it has helped with the redness and appearance of my skin, i have had no breakout's since using it and i just find it a lovely gentle cleanser. I will 100% be buying this one again! 

Have you ever used this balm? What are your top cleanser's!?






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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Roundstone Farm Pick Your Own

Hey Guys!

On Sunday afternoon whilst the sun was shining myself and the other half decided to take a trip to Roundstone Pick Your Own Farm in Ferring which is close to Worthing and Brighton. This is the best and cheapest P.Y.O I have ever been too, not only that it has a HUGE range of fruit and vegetables which is lovely too see. Unfortunately my camera ran out of battery so I only managed to snap the strawberry fields, however I 100% know we will be going back so will make sure my camera is fully charged next time!


Outfit;
T-Shirt - Primark
Shorts - Forever21
Shoes - Vans

I really was over whelmed with the amount of crops they had growing - I think I will have to make a trip back in October to grab myself a nice fresh pumpkin! Before you head to the fields, you collect a basket for your fruit and clear plastic bags for your veg, there's a map so you don't get lost and for any members of the group who are less able to walk around the selection of fields there are free tractor rides which do loops around the field dropping off and picking up as they go round.

Once you've had enough, you head back to the tills and weigh up. Our fresh fruit haul came to around £8.00 for Strawberries, Raspberries, Green Beans, Fresh Peas, Courgettes and Carrots - which is just crazy! Once you are done, you can even refuel at the cute little tea rooms on the farm for a naughty bit of homemade cake!  

Have you ever been to Roundstone Farm?

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Thursday, 28 July 2016

KAT VON D | Shade & Light Palette Review

Hey Guys!

If you didn't already know I went to Mexico last month and to my absolute delight.. and some serious google searching I found that the nearest town Playa Del Carmen had a haaauge Sephora! I was so determined to find it, it took two trips to Playa Del Carmen in 35 degree (If that isn't dedication then I'm not sure what is!). Whilst I was there I treated myself to something that I have wanted for quite some time. The reason I had never splurged out on this product is that it's currently exclusive to the USA and Sephora.. However, a week or so ago Kat Von D FINALLY announced she was bringing her range to Debenhams across the UK which is so exciting!  

A few of my favourite Youtubers including Nikkie Tutorials and Jeffree Star (awkward, maybe he won't be using Kat's products anymore after the drama?!) always rock this shade & light palette when contouring and highlighting. I've never been able to find a palette which is suitable for my pale complexion, when I saw this had 6 different shades suitable for all skin tones I was incredibly excited to try it out and share my views with you lovely lot. I know some of the shades in the palette will be too dark for my skin - but Glam Life Gu
ru Tati suggests in this YouTube video to wear them as a lid colour if they are no go for contouring instead.


First of all the packaging in true Kat Von D is truly gothic and beautifully designed. It has
solid black matte encasement with large pans and a huge mirror. The palette contains three large shades of contour paired with three smaller highlighters, they are all 100% matte with no sparkle or shimmer, making them the perfect sculpting powders.


Each pan is super pigmented as you can see from my swatch below, being so pigmented I would be careful when using and in fact would advise to start with a little and build up the product, which is incredibly easy to do. The texture of the powders is incredibly smooth and blend able but it does also have a little powderiness - this however has never been an issue when using, I simply tap off my brush before application! I find it very easy to work with and if I do go a little heavy on the contour I can blend it out very easily with my beauty blender.



An added bonus to this is Kat's unique and beautiful drawings which show you exactly how 
to define cheekbones, slim down the face and shape the nose in a step by step guide on how to use. And if your still confused make your way onto YouTube and search through the hundreds of amazing reviews and tutorials on how to use. My favourite combination is actually sombre and lucid, so the two palest colours out of the pan. This palette is so versatile that fair to dark skin tones can use and as I mentioned above, if it's to dark pop it on your lid and create a dramatic eye with it!

Overall I loved this palette and I'm looking forward to welcoming more Kat Von D products to my make-up collection.

Have you ever tried any of Kat Von D's products? Which is your favourite?!
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