March Favourites // 2015

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Another month is coming to a close and you know what that means? March Favourites time! I normally say that the month flies by but March seemed to drag on and on. This may be due to the fact that I can't wait to go home at the end of March. Anyway this month I haven't really brought any new products as that student loan is quickly disappearing but I have still managed to pick out a few favourites from March...

Sleek 'Rose Gold'  Blusher
I'm sure I have talked about this product before but the Sleek Blush in 'Rose Gold' has been my go to blush for March. I have always loved this blush because it is the perfect pink colour with gold laced in. However I put it aside to make myself try other blushers but after a couple of months, I have gone back to it. I don't know whether its the appearance of the product but I can't help but continuously reach for it.

China Glaze 'Aquadelic' 
 When I talk about Nail Polishes it normally is  Barry M one but this month I have been loving China Glaze Nail Polishes. I don't normally talk about this brand much as I don't really own many shades from them but I have 'Aquadelic' which I have been obsessed with lately. It is a mix between mint green and blue and makes me feel like a mermaid. As the temperature is slowly rising and the sun is finally coming out, I thought why not crack out my spring nail colours.

Barry M 'Vintage Violet' Nail Polish
What would be a Monthly Favourite without the mention of a Barry M Nail Polish. On my toes, I have been wearing 'Vintage Violet' is a deep purple colour and kind of reminds of winter. I know, I am wearing spring on my nails and winter on my toes. Its the best of both worlds! I also know that I talk about Barry M Nail polishes a lot but at £2.99 per bottle, you won't find this great quality at a cheaper price.

Soap & Glory 'Butter Yourself'' Moisture  Lotion 
I finally finished my Body Shop Body Butter and I started a new moisture lotion and that's where my next favourite comes in. I received the Soap and Glory 'Butter Yourself' Lotion back at Christmas but had other lotions to finish up first so I put it in a cupboard and forgot about it. However, since I have started using it, I have fallen in love. The fruity scent is heavenly and delightful and makes me look forward to moisturising. Who knew!

Tv Show - Forever
I have mentioned is in a previous post but it has honestly become my all time favourite show. Forever is basically a mixture between Sherlock Holmes and CSI: New York. Not to mention that the main character is very good looking which always helps. If you like detective drama shows with heart warming moments, I would highly suggest Forever.

These are just my thoughts and my favourites. I hope you have found this post useful and enjoyable. I hope you have had a wonderful month and that you have a even more wonderful April. Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin and twitter!

What were your favourites from March?

Emily <3  

Max Factor Excess Shimmer 'Copper'

Sunday, 29 March 2015

A couple weeks ago, I spotted this product in Tesco and I decided to try it out. You may have seen it a previous haul and it is the Max Factor Excess Shimmer in 'Copper'. This is totally a blogger purchase and the main reason for buying this creamy eyeshadow was to review. However it turns out I really love it and I love it even more when that happens.    

The packaging is very similar to the Colour Tattoo by Maybelline as it comes in a glass pot with a lid. I would say the only different is that the Max Factor one is slightly taller and thiner rather than larger and shorter. I think the packaging is a great choice for a creamy eyeshadow but the fact that it is slightly taller than most other eyeshadow products makes it harder to store if you have acrylic drawers like me. 

Although the product is a called 'Copper' it isn't copper at it. I would say it is more like a frosted bronze colour and very similar to Maybelline's On and On Bronze. However the Max Factor Excess Shimmer feels lighter and more liquidly. I would describe it as almost whipped cream mousse like texture. When I first swatched it, I got a shock because of how creamy it was and I was unsure of the lasting power. After a few minutes, I soon learnt that it dries to a matte finish but still comes off with make up remover easily. 

I didn't need to worry about this lasting power because it is amazing. I normally always apply the Urban Decay Primer Potion before applying any other eyeshadow product regardless. But the other day for some reason I was in a rush and skipped the primer and went straight to the Excess Shimmer Cream Eyeshadow and I didn't noticed this until I was on the Bus into town. At this point I panicked but when I arrived back five hours later, I noticed that the Creamy Eyeshadow hadn't moved a bit. That's right, something stayed on my oily eyelids without a primer! Amazing!

If you suffer from oily eye lids like me  then I would seriously suggest you check these creamy eyeshadow pots out. I don't normally like everything about a certain product but this one is different and I can't seem to the find a problem with it and I am sure it will be around in my daily make up bag for months to come.

Have you tried this product before? What did you think?

Emily <3 

Current Hairspiration

Thursday, 26 March 2015

I'm getting to that point when my hair has grown out from its haircut and I don't really know what to do with my hair now. That's where my current hairspiration comes in. I love sitting on my phone and taking hours looking through different hairstyles. I am thinking about trying a shorter hairstyle but I thought I would show you what my hairspirations currently are...

What are your current hairspiration?

Emily <3 

My Lazy Day Fitness Routine

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

I am trying my best to keep up a good fitness routine because one of my many new years resolutions is to be active and remain fit. I try to do a workout everyday and I try to do at least three or four longer and more intense workouts and then three slightly shorter and less intense workouts. I thought I would share my shorter fitness routine which I use for days when I haven't had time during the day or if I am having a lazy day and don't want to go to the gym or swimming pool. 

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays I do an hour of swimming which is at a high intensity. On Sundays I either drag myself to the gym or go out for a run. However during the days between them, I like to perform a quick fitness routine which requires no equipment and can be done in your living room. If your having one of those days when you can't motivate yourself to go the gym or if you only have 20 minutes to spare, this is the perfect routine for you...

30 Jumping Jacks 

5 Pushups 

25 High Knees

7 Burpees

10 Crunches 

7 Squats

5 Pushups 

10 Crunches 

5 Pushups 

7 Squats

30 Jumping Jacks 

1 Minute Wall Sit 

5 Pushups

25 High Knees

Repeat 3-5 Times

This is just my routine and may work differently for you. Remember everyone is different and I would suggest starting off at a lower intensity and don't forget to keep hydrated. I feel I should also mention that you should always do a warm up and cool down which should include stretches to avoid any injuries. I am not exercise expert but this is a routine which I found works well for me. This routine doesn't require a equipment however I personally use a yoga mat as it gives me more comfort and I find it hygienic. I hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful. Please feel free to leave any extra fitness tips you may have in the comments below. 

What is your lazy day fitness routine? 

Emily <3  

My Favourite Ways To Relax

Sunday, 22 March 2015

After a long day of lectures, essay writing and exam revision, I like to have a nice relaxing night. However I don't normally have the time to make a relaxing night but I do try to have at least one relaxing and stress-free night per week and often it happens on a Friday or Saturday night. I thought I would share with you my favourites way to relax and my favourite things to do. I always feel the need to have at least one night per week where I turn off my phone and just completely distress and not think about any thing work related...

Watch TV and Movies 
One of my favourite things to do is to pop on a movie or tv show. I don't really know why I love it so much but it does make me relax and takes my mind off everything. I love to watch movies such as Mean Girls, Princess Diaries, The Notebook, Safe Haven or Pitch Perfect. Yes I am a typical girl who loves to curl up with a bowl of popcorn and watch movies. If you haven't got time to watch movies or prefer to watch TV then pop on a series of your favourite show. I personally love to watch reruns of One Tree Hill, The OC, Scandal and Grey's Anatomy. 

Painting your Nails 
I love painting my nails and I love having the perfect painted nails. If I'm having a relaxing night, I love to get all my nail polishes out and pick out the perfect colour. I have so many different colours that often just the task of deciding takes my mind of work. My personal favourites come from Essie, OPI, Rimmel and Barry M. Just the idea of having a bright and fun pop of colour on your nails must brighten up your mood. 

Face Masks 
I love having nice smooth, clean and clear skin but I never really have the time to do my normal quick skincare routine let alone apply and then rinse a face mark. Therefore during a relaxing evening, I like to crack out my selection of masks. I often use cleansing masks because they make my skin feel smooth or in the winter, a hydration mask. I find that hydration masks require longer because often they are leave on masks which need a good couple of hours to sink in. If your on a budget (like me!) then Superdrug do so many great masks.

Reading Books 
At the end of the night I like to fully switch off and this includes my laptop and TV. This helps me to fully relax and switch off and I love to read a book right before I fall asleep. My favourite books are often love stories and one of my favourites author is Nicholas Sparks. If reading novels isn't really your thing, try a beauty or lifestyle book. I would suggest Lauren Conard's Beauty and Fleurdeforce's The Glam Guide. If your not a book reader, there are blogs or magazines.

After writing this, I now want a relaxing evening. These are just my ideas and thoughts and there are many other ways to relax but these just work well for me. If you have any tricks to help you relax, please leave them in the comments! Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin and twitter.

What's your favourite way to relax?

Emily <3  

Boohoo Wishlist

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Its that time again, when I go to check my bank balance and almost give myself a heart attack when I see it. Yep, that student loan is beginning to slowly run out and yet I still have the need to go and do a bit of online shopping. However because I will need food for the next couple of months, instead of buying all these items I have decided to create a wishlist so I can try to make you buy them. Your Welcome...

After creating this wishlist, I still feel the need to shop! It's an addiction! I hope you found this wishlist enjoyable and these are just my picks of outfits and of course, do feel free to click on the outfit of your choice and treat yourself to a new top, coat or playsuit! Don't forget to follow me on twitter and bloglovin! 

What was your favourite outfit?

Emily <3 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo 'Creamy Beige'

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

When you think of the Maybelline Colour Tattoos, I'm sure the first thing that pops into your mind will be 'On and On Bronze'. It is a great product and everyone talks and raves about it with good reason however because I use it almost everyday I felt the need to branch out and find a few other shades to try. If you regularly check this blog (thanks!), then you may have seen that a few weeks ago, I brought the Colour Tattoo in Vintage Plum which is a leather effect and I loved it. So when I was in Superdrug and I walked past the Maybelline stand I couldn't help but check out the Colour Tattoo selection and spotted 'Creamy Beige'. I don't know if its just me or if this is a fairly new edition in the UK but I did see Essiebutton talked about it a few months back. 

As with the other colour tattoos, it comes in a glass pot and requires the lid to be screwed on tightly to ensure that the product doesn't dry out. The main reason as to why I was drawn to this is because I had heard it was a dupe for Mac's Groundwork Paint Pot and I had been thinking about trying the Mac Paint Pots for a while. I was quite shocked when I saw that Superdrug were selling this shade because I haven't really seen many of the Leather Effect Colour Tattoos around in the UK. However when I saw it, I knew straight away that I wanted it and had to search right to the back to find one that haven't been opened and used.

The product itself is a caramel tan hue shade and is also matte with just a hint of shimmer. This colour tattoo glides on perfectly and blends like a dream and I often use it over other eyeshadows. However I will say that I do use a primer before applying but again I always use a primer before applying any eyeshadow product regardless. One thing I love about this product is that if paired with any a glitter eyeshadow it is the perfect base but is also great when wearing it by itself. If I am having a lazy day I will apply some of this colour tattoo and blend it out and then I'm off.

The product isn't too sticky and when compared with the Colour Tattoo 'On and On Bronze' , it is less glittery and shimmery and is more natural. I do use 'On and On Bronze' so much however 'Creamy Beige' is fast becoming one of my favourites and I am not lying when I say I worn it five days in a row after I brought it. If that doesn't tell you how much I am in love with it, I don't know what will. If you happen to be passing a Superdrug in the next couple of days, check to see if they stock 'Creamy Beige' because its worth a try!

Have you tried this Colour Tattoo before? What did you think?

Emily <3 

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