Sunday, 19 June 2016

Shop My Stash #1


So I was watching an old video from Zoe and Louise the other night and it was a 'Shop My Stash' video basically where they went through old products of theirs which they feel like they haven't used as much and want to show more love to. I feel like this is a good video for me because I've definitely got a lot of products which could do with a bit more love!!

Barry M Lipgloss #11:
I've had this lipgloss for a few years now so it's probably past it's peak time of usage, but I feel like I should maybe give this more love during the summer. It's a pale coral shade and smells absolutely gorgeous, definitely not as much pigmentation compared to the Tanya Burr lipgloss I have, (leaning me even closer to wanting to buy I Found Nemo) but it's still nice. I definitely think I should try and wear this more this summer, even though I've mentioned I'm not hugely a lipgloss person.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow - Turquoise Forever:
I bought this a couple of years ago when it was in the sale, determined to make turquoise eyeliner work. I didn't really use it for that in the end and settled for occasional turquoise eyeshadow looks, although it came in great for one of my best friend's Frozen themed 18th birthday last year. It's a beautiful colour and I really do aim to try and use it more especially as I do love Maybelline's Colour tattoos.

Nivea Pearly Shine Lip Balm:
I remember during Summer 2011 I wore this loads and loads. Then I got a new one a couple of years later and barely used it, as I had other lip balms. However this is different to a lot of the other ones I own as it has it's own pearly shade to it, meaning it gives your lips a little sheer colour. That's probably why I stopped using it as I preferred choosing my own lip colour and using a clear lip balm, but I want to use this one a bit more as the shine it gives your lips is very pretty and summery. It's like a very light pink.

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation - Light Ivory:
This is something which has been a confusing one for me! I bought it a few months ago, used it twice and then thought I was allergic to it as I had a reaction and thought it was caused by this foundation, but I then tried it a few weeks ago and it seemed fine. So I'm not 100% sure this caused the reaction, but if it didn't then I want to use it more! I'm not sure I have the shade for me as even though it's 'Light Ivory' too much application at once, can make it look slightly orange on me and it shouldn't really do that but I'll have to check the shades again and see how light they do go. As I'm writing this though I'm currently wearing it so we have progress! I reckon if I can find a lighter shade with a better match I'll love this foundation, but for fail proof I always reach for my Rimmel Match Perfection.

The Orange Tree, Orange Blossom & Ginger Body Scrub:
Usually if I'm using a scrub I'll automatically reach for my Boots Mango Sugar Scrub or Zoella's Scrubbing Me Softly, but I'm determined to get some use of this scrub this summer! It's an unusual scent to other products I own as it is a mixture of orange and ginger which isn't what I have a lot of, but when I have used it, it has definitely done a good job!

MUA Poptastic Palette:
I bought this out of sure excitement one day a while ago, wanting to try and recreate music video looks but I've never really got round to it, as a lot of the colours are a lot brighter, they are harder to incooperate and wear properly if, like moi, you're not a skilled makeup artist I definitely need to have a go with some of these and see what I can do though!

Zoella Blistful Mistful Solid Fragrance:
I am a lover of the products I own from Zoella's Beauty range, however for some reason, my least used product is probably the Blistful Mistful Solid fragrance. I guess when I want that scent I use the mist or the body lotion, as I find them more convenient to use, although I shall have to add the solid fragrance to handbag for a low key touch up during the day, as that is what it is definitely designed for, on the go application of the scent as carrying the mist or the body lotion would not be a great idea! It's a really convenient size and I honestly think the reason I've not used it as much is because it isn't out with me when I may need it so I'll be sure to pop it into my handbag!

Thank you so much for reading, are there any of your products that you think you need to give more love to?
Let me know in the comments!

Love & hugs
Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 16 June 2016

My Ultimate Disney Playlist

Hey everyone!!

As you may know, music is a big part of my life and I also happen to love Disney characters. Put those two together and I decided to create my personal ultimate Disney playlist! I thought I'd put together some of my all time favourite Disney songs. Take a little look!

Lilo & Stitch - Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride
Toy Story - You've Got A Friend In Me
The Little Mermaid - Under The Sea
Hilary Duff - What Dreams Are Made Of
High School Musical - We're All In This Together
Bambi  - Little April Shower
Hannah Montana - If We Were A Movie
Frozen - Love Is An Open Door
Aladdin - A Whole New World
The Jungle Book - Bare Necessities
Mary Poppins - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Hannah Montana - The Other Side Of Me
Frozen - Let It Go
Snow White - Heigh Ho Heigh Ho
Mary Poppins - A Spoonful of Sugar
Mulan - My Reflection
Cinderella - A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
The Lion King - Hakuna Matata
High School Musical - Bop To The Top
Tigger Movie - The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers
The Jungle Book - I Wanna Be Like You
The Little Mermaid - Part Of Your World
Hannah Montana - Nobody's Perfect
The Muppets - Man or A Muppet
Pinocchio - When You Wish Upon A Star
Tangled - I See The Light
Frozen - For The First Time In Forever

I hope you enjoyed this one, I'd also like to give a special shout out to Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride for being one of the catchiest and cheery songs I've ever come across. This song will instantly lift your mood!
Thank you so much for reading this post and let me know what your favourite Disney songs are in the comments below!!

Love & hugs
Claire xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 12 June 2016

50 Little Things That Can Make My Day

Hey everyone!

So today I thought it would be nice to make a little list of some of the things which can make my day (or indeed someone else's) This was inspired by something with Jonathan Saccone Joly (one of my fave YouTubers) says, and that is to enjoy the little moments in life and the big ones will come.

1. A funny gif/meme
2. A good makeup day
3. Bargain hunting
4. Nailing a rap verse
5. Finding out we're having something good for tea
6. When someone is encouraging towards you.
7. A new vlog or video from one of my fave YouTubers
8. A new comment on my blog
9. Being at the beach
10. When you make a coffee and it's just the way you like it.
11. When a song I love comes on the music channel
12. Using a body butter/body lotion and it making you feel like a queen
13. A really nice day when you breathe in the fresh air.
14. Unexpected compliments
15. Discovering a new product/snack which I love instantly
16. When you manage to get the bath water to a perfect temperature
17. Sarcastic/funny conversations
18. A walk on a really nice, fresh day
19. Affection from an animal
20. Going for bubble tea
21. Using a bath/shower product that I love.
22. Discovering a new favourite film
23. Fresh sheets
24. Buying/finding cute stationary
25. When Coronation Street or Eastenders has a funny quote
26. Getting changed into my onesie
27. Chicken.
28. Taking beautiful scenic photos.
29. A nice customer at volunteering.
30. Finding something I thought I'd lost/haven't seen in ages
31. Noticing a sale in your favourite shop
32. Treating yourself to chocolate.
33. A good morning text/message
34. Finding old photos with friends I'd forgotten about
35. When you shave your legs and they feel really soft.
36. When someone "gets it"
37. "in jokes"
38. Watching old Strictly Come Dancing performances.
39. A package or delivery
40. Watching old episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air or a TV show that I love and then binge watch!
41. Someone arranging plans to go to Nando's/Dixy Chicken with me.
42. Finding an old song I've not heard in ages
43. Managing to do something that you couldn't do before
44. A good ol' hug
45. When someone sends you a picture and says "thought of you"
46. A funny snapchat story
47. Watching Chicken Run (one of my favourite films of all time)
48. A day where my anxiety is under control
49. Finding a good motivational quote
50. Trying new makeup

If you decide to do this blog post, please link me and I'll definitely go and read them! I love posts like this!

Thank you so much for reading!

Love & hugs
Claire xxxxxxxx