Romantic Bear WOW Long Lasting Lip Color – Review

I wasn’t sure what to write about on my blog today, I’m not going to lie! I feel like I’ve had a bit of writers block but I haven’t at the same time… It’s weird! I know one thing though, that I wanted to get a review written but at the same time I wasn’t 100% sure on quite what I wanted to review.

Then it hit me! I’ve been meaning to review my Korean beauty peel off lip stains for AGES, since I got them last year in fact, but every time I went to something happened.

I wanted to ideally do a comparison post between two different brands, but that would have taken forever and I said, something always happened to stop me from doing that or having time to at least do that.

To be honest with you, I also wanted to show each shade on my lips but sadly that would also take too long to do and I wanted to get this review done sooner rather than later! Especially when I’m loving using these so much lately and want to share that! Applying each colour and then scrubbing it off to apply the next would be havoc for my lips. Due to this, there won’t be any lip swatch style pictures on this review. However, I will be showing how all the shades look on my arm, so that’s better than nothing, isn’t it?

Without further ado, review time!

I got these lip tattoos last year from Amazon. I bought two different brands, Berrisom and the brand I’ll be reviewing today, Romantic Bear.

I wanted to talk about the Romantic Bear ones first as I found they were the better ones out of the two, but after I review this and the Berrisom ones I’ll be comparing them both on a separate post, so keep eyes peeled for all those posts!

I first picked up one of these at Birmingham Anime and Gaming Con back in 2016 for £2 and I picked up the shade Sexy Red. I used it for ages and fell in love so ordered myself all 6 in a pack. The new Sexy Red I received I gave to my friend Gabriella to have a go with!

These didn’t cost much to be honest and were so damn cheap! For 6 shades they only cost me about £3 with postage. They took a couple of weeks to arrive, but they were worth the wait! Sadly, I’ve since checked Amazon to see how much they’re going for and it’s just over £10 for 6. I’m sure eBay will be a cheaper option as I have a feeling these came from China. I’ll make sure to link some places at the end of this post for where you can get some yourself if you want to.

I’ve found that Romantic Bear is a “knock off” version of some higher Korean beauty brands, in this instance I think these are a copy of the Berrisom Oops My Lip Tint Pack product.

From top to bottom: Sweet Orange, Lovely Peach, Watermelon, Rose Pink, Sexy Red and Cherry Red.

So, down to the product! You get 6 shades in a pack which are Sweet Orange, Lovely Peach, Watermelon, Rose Pink, Sexy Red and Cherry Red.

If you haven’t heard of peel off lip stains before, then don’t worry I will explain!

Due to this being a peel off lip product it’s VERY gloopy and when you first try using them it can be very messy and on the fiddly side. This is completely normal! I know in the past when these first became a trend people would use a lip brush to apply these, but I personally found that that made it even harder to apply them, so I gave up on that idea very fast.

These have an applicator on the end like what you would get with a lip gloss which made it somewhat easy to apply. I don’t have an issue myself when applying these myself but I have found that the applicator could be smaller so that people with thinner lips or people who want to make sure to get an even definition on their top lip can.

When I say they’re gloopy, it is pretty much like glue and it kind of is really. Sometimes it’ll get stuck on the applicator itself and dry, so will need to be peeled off. This can be pretty satisfying to do! 😛

Avoid getting it into your mouth if you can for a couple of reasons. 1. Depending on the colour it cane make it look like your gums are bleeding and 2. It tastes DISGUSTING! It doesn’t have a scent either, it just tastes vile really and nothing polite. It can be ignored though and the amount of times it’s happened to me. It’s not nice but it’s tolerable.

On the tube itself there isn’t any directions of how long to leave the product to set. I had seen people post online that they’d left them for 5-10 minutes but this entirely depends to be honest. It depends how much or how little you apply.

Sweet Orange applied to the back of my hand. This is straight after application.

When applying on the lips the product can sometimes come out quickly so a lot of mess can ensue, as well as cause more of an application to be made than what was wanted. This can cause drying down time to increase, which I’ll go into.

Sweet Orange drying down, almost ready to peel off!

I personally leave these to dry down for a max of 15 minutes. I like to apply them last thing in my beauty regime so that I can go and do bits and pieces before going out. Such as have the loo, maybe do some washing up, possibly text some people. Anything where you won’t have to use your lips.

Sweet Orange being peeled off.

After 15 minutes you can sometimes feel if dry as it will begin to shrivel up and come away form the edges. It will also feel a little tight too. You’ll know when the middle is dry too as you peel away, but you can always have a tap with your finger to see for yourself.

Gross little peel! This goes straight into the bin! 😛

After peeling off you’ll sometimes be left with a little residue, which I find can be easily removed by dabbing some tissue on those parts. I’ve found with rubbing it can remove the colour, which you obviously don’t want!

When removing this I find that whilst a make up remover can help, just a normal baby wipe can help too with some Vaseline on it.

Excuse all the swatches! Sweet Orange colour left behind, which as you can see is a beautiful Tango orange colour!

This is said to wear for up to 12 hours, do I think it does? No, not really! It does also depend however on what type of food you’re eating. I drink a lot of hot drinks during my shifts at work so these stains can wear off very fast.

After applying them I always apply some Vaseline or any lip balm really over the top to keep my lips lovely and soft.

These have recently become my favourite lip product to use on a daily basis as they’re so comfortable to wear, won’t  leave any marks behind and last long enough to make you satisfied.

Due to the way you have to apply this product it’s not really something you can use on the go, unless you don’t care about looking weird for a max of 15 minutes! I’d use this at work but I don’t want people wondering what’s wrong with me. 😛 That and I have to answer phones so it wouldn’t really be convenient!

Overall, what do I think of these? First of all I love all the colour choices you get BUT the lightest shades are pretty poor in colour if you like a strong colour, like I do. My least favourite shade from the bunch definitely has to be Sweet Orange. It’s such an ugly colour! This being said though the pigment is amazing! My favourite shade is a toss between Watermelon and Cherry Red.

For the £3 I paid for these at the time they were definitely worth the money! Even that for each one would be worth the money in my mind as they’re really good quality for how cheap they are!

Do you think you’d give the Romantic Bear lip stains a go? Or have you already given the peel off lip stains a try? Make sure to let me know in the comment!

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’re having a lovely week!

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Holika Holika Golden Monkey Glamour Lip 3-Step Kit – Review

Woohoo the first review of 2018 and one that has been WELL OVERDUE! I’ve actually owned a small pile of these since September 2016 now and yes before you have a massive beauty anxiety attack, they are still in date.

I picked these up from Homesense (which is practically TK Maxx’s brother who loves interior design!) in the sale as the box the masks were in was damaged. You got 3 in a box and from memory they were £3.00 in the sale.

Alas like all things from Homesense and TK Maxx once things are gone, they’re gone. They still get the odd Korean Beauty item but I haven’t seen these since then. I will link at the end of the review about where you CAN pick them up from.

I used one of these back when I first bought them and it actually caused my lips to be incredibly sore so I was put off using another one for quite some time until recently. I decided to give it another go and thankfully I didn’t have the same result as last time! Throughout me using it I wrote down all my thoughts and feelings so it’s a proper review! I’m really happy to have reviewed this product too as it’s a mixture of positive and negative.

I really hope you enjoy this review though, I know I enjoyed writing it to be honest!

As you can see the title of the post, the product name and also the picture above this is a 3 step kit and takes between 15-20 minutes to do, or maybe 30 minutes if you want some extra pampering!

Step 1 – Lip Peeling Patch. It’s an exfoliating patch which I left on my lips for a couple of minutes so that it could nourish my lips as much as possible. Then when I’ve had enough I take the patch off and rub it gently on my lips to exfoliate them. It has a sort of liquid peel type liquid on it which helps to scrub off any old and dead skin. I’m not going to lie, after using this patch on my lips they did indeed leave them feeling very soft and smooth, but they also felt really sore and hot! This worried me to be honest as I began to wonder if I’d had an allergic reaction to the product itself, or that it may have been way too harsh for my lips and the skin around them. I grabbed a baby wipe to wipe away any excess and a while after this the hotness and sore feeling passed. I hated this step though and next time I don’t think I’ll bother with it.

Step 2 – Volume Lip Pack. This is a gummy feeling lip mask that was by FAR my favourite step in the pack! It smelt gorgeous and I just felt really relaxed whilst using it. Due to the type of material it’s made out of it moulded perfectly to my lips and stayed in place for the 15-20 minutes that I left it on. It especially felt really cooking on my lips after what how step 1 made me feel. When my time was up and I had to take this off, I was a little on the sad side as I was enjoying wearing it so much! After use though my lips felt lovely and soft and somewhat plumped to be honest, however it wasn’t anything special like Kylie Jenner! This being said when I was taking pictures for this post my lips did look much more plumped than before, or maybe they were swollen… 😛

Step 3 – Honey Lip Essence. This is the final step in the pack and it’s pretty much just an intense lip balm. I absolutely hated this for various reasons. The first reason being that this stuff went EVERYWHERE! It was all over a cushion I lean on, on my phone and on my notebook. Whilst it was like Vaseline it was twice as greasy and was so gross. When I did finally get it on my lips it did feel somewhat nice and lasted ages. HOWEVER give me Vaseline ANY DAY!

What do I think of this lip mask kit then? Overall it is pretty decent if you fancy a treat or something different in your pamper routine BUT for the price Yes Style charges for (what looks like one…) it’s not worth it AT ALL. You can get the same result from a lip scrub and loads of Vaseline to be perfectly honest.

This has however given my lips some serious TLC and they have seriously been in need of it by the end of January after spending the month being really poorly.

If you fancy picking up one of these lip kits yourself, then you can find them here on Yes Style.

Would you give this lip kit a go? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time, take care all and I hope February is going well for you so far.

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June Wish List ’17

It’s the sixth month of the year, which means we are officially halfway through 2017 AND it’s also the month of both mine and Dane’s four year anniversary as well as our first anniversary since we got the keys to the house. YAY!

It’s also another month where I need to watch my money and be good… Which I don’t think I’ve really done this month sadly. 😦 I’ve bought things here and there. URGH! If I buy anything next month though it’ll be something for Dane’s anniversary present. He wants a Fitbit but they’re so expensive! 😥

Although I need to be good it won’t stop me wishing for things I can’t have! 😛

  • Smoko Elodie Unicorn Ramen Bowl – $29.99 (link)

I’ve always wanted a proper ramen bowl but I’ve never really found one I like the look of. I discovered this a couple of months ago when I saw that Smoko had a Kickstarter page going and I found they had created a ramen bowl to go alongside their Elodie mug, which I also want! I was going to back the Kickstarter they were doing but when I saw how much they were charging extra because of me being in the UK, I changed my mind. Very sad times. I’d still love this bowl though! It’ll be something I get when I have some spare cash. Import from the USA will be a fucking fortune.

  • Firebox My Neighbour Totoro Mug – £16.99 (link)

Okay so it’s not like I need anymore mugs… BUT who can resist this one? Honesty! I love Totoro just as much as most people in the world so this mug is right up my street. I love how he has a lid which obviously makes for his ears. I don’t know what I’d use a mug with a lid for. My mom does all the time… 😛 I’d have this for hot chocolates to be honest in winter time. You could put marshmallows inside and pop the lid on to help them melt! YES THIS IS THE BEST IDEA EVER!

  • PS Vita Slim – Prices vary depending whether you buy new or second hand…

I REALLY want a PS Vita… Don’t ask me why I just do! I love my Nintendo 2DS loads and although I don’t play it as much as I used to I do love my handheld consoles and enjoy playing them. I guess I just want to add another to my collection. I also like a lot of the exclusive games on there and they’re super cheap now to buy on the official PS store so why not get one now? Sadly they’re only mostly available second hand and are £80-£150 depending which one you get. The slim is what I want and is sadly more expensive. Places like GAME and CEX sell them second hand so if me and Dane go through with our ideas for anniversary presents I may be getting this and he may be getting a Fitbit. 😛

  • Root Letter PS4 Game – £20.00 (link)

I don’t really need a new game for my PS4 anytime soon as I can see Persona 5 taking up much of my life until The Fractured But Whole comes out later this year. BUT I have looked into Root Letter and it looks pretty damn cool! It’s set in Japan for a start, which is a genre of games I appear to enjoy now. It’s a murder mystery style game which looks and sounds really interesting. For £20.00 if I really want to grab myself something else to play alongside Persona 5, at least I know it won’t break the bank!

  • Your Name Manga Vol. 1 – £9.99 (link)

I did a little digging last month about Your Name after I saw it in the cinema in April and I delightfully discovered that the film was being turned into a novel AND a manga! I knew I would want to pick up the manga, and guess what? IT’S OUT THIS MONTH! I’ll want to pre order it or at least order it the day it comes out… But money… I may order the novel though for when I go on holiday. I’d love to add it to my collection.

  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Manga Vol. 3 – £9.98 (link)

This is a manga I’ll definitely be pre ordering closer to the release date! I’ve been waiting patiently for it to come out for a couple of months now so it’s something I need to read! 😀 I love Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, especially the anime! I soon picked up the manga and although I don’t like it as much as the anime, it’s still great.

  • cKy The Phoenix Album – £6.99 (link)

Oh my I am sooooo excited for this album to come out this month! I’ll be downloading it as soon as possible to listen to in the car. I love cKy so much and they’re one of my favourite bands so it’s going to be like seeing an old friend hearing the new album. I already know however that it’s going to be completely different to the previous four albums and I’m unsure if I’m excited or nervous about this… We shall see…

  • Secret Key Pink Racoony Hydro-Gel Eye & Cheek Patch – £12.47 (link)

I’ve had my eye  on these for a couple of months now as they look pretty amazing to be honest and I have heard some mixed reviews on them. They’re cute little pink patches that you apply to your under eyes and cheeks. I’d only use these on my eyes though to give me a cooling sensation, help my bags and wake me up a little. They sound like they’d last ages as well and at a decent price. PLUS the raccoon on the packaging is so damn cute! Which is something that first attracted me to the product… 😛

I feel like this months wish list is so boring… I also feel like there was so much more stuff that I actually wanted… Obviously not! I really need to watch my month this month as I was a little naughty in May… I’m meant to be saving up for the holiday in September as well as stuff for the garden. FUCK SAKE I HATE BEING AN ADULT!

What items are on your wish list for June? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all and I hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far.

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Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask – Review

Boy has this review been a long time coming! Well any review lately considering I haven’t written one since February… Oops… If you’re curious why this is the case then make sure to go and read my latest post. It’ll all be explained there.

As the old saying goes, no time like the present and before I go to bed I am going to quickly type up this review! I’ve been thinking about what I’ve wanted to say on it for ages and after a lovely relaxing bath with a Lush bath melt and this on my face I know exactly what I want to say.

I picked up the Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask by Elizavecca at the start of this year on my birthday. I had seen TK Maxx selling it online for months and at a bargain of £9.99 and I never bought one. I always left it thinking I would find one in one of their stores to pick up, but I never did. I’d always have a look for it as well whenever I went in! Of course I eventually found it and it was definitely worth the wait!

This face mask has been spoken about and raved by various beauty bloggers and I can see why. Not only is it a great mask for the skin but it’s really fun too! If you haven’t heard about what this face mask does I will of course be telling you in this review… As well as showing you.

First of all I’ll quickly go into detail about the packaging. As you can see from the first picture it comes in a cardboard box but the product itself is in a round pot. My box has a sticker on it that tells you all of the information about the product in English, but various people I’ve read and watched talking about this product haven’t had any English directions on their packaging. I know you can pick this up from Amazon so if you do that just be aware yours may be all in Korean. You can always Google search what to do, or even look it up on YouTube.

There are some fakes of these floating around so be careful when ordering online, or even picking up in store. Elizavecca products have a special sticker on their products that say “ELIZAVECCA ORIGINAL” and an original number you need to scrape off to reveal. Snazzy, huh?

It doesn’t state how much product you actually get in the tub but it does say that it lasts 12 months from the product being opened, which seems good to me!

Inside the pot itself you have a thick plastic lid that keeps the product protected as well as a white spatula for applying the mask to your face. I love that the mask comes with this tool as it makes it so much easier to apply to the skin!

The plastic lid is vital for this product as it needs oxygen to get it to activate and work. This means you have to be quick when applying this to the skin. The longer you leave the plastic lid off the more oxygen will get to the product, which could leave you with a ruined face mask. Not what you want if you’ve spent a tenner on it!

As you can see from the face mask it is a dark grey colour and looks airy, almost like a mouse affect. It reminds me of a thick gel when applying to the skin and has a lovely cooling feeling, which will be great for hot summer evenings.

On the directions it states to apply evenly onto dry skin. After a while the mask will bubble up to twice it’s size! It states that it’ll do this in 6 minutes. After this time you are to apply a tiny bit of water to the mask and massage for 2 minutes. Then wash off with warm water.

I like to apply this face mask before a bath or shower so that it makes for it being washed off easier.

I decided to take some pictures when I applied this mask, after 3 minutes, after 6 minutes and after massaging the mask with water for 2 minutes. I didn’t bother getting any after pictures as there isn’t a noticeable difference. I will go into more detail about that though. By the way, please excuse any silly faces I made when taking the pictures. How could I not when I look like a rain cloud? 😛

After application

3 minutes after application

3 minutes after application

6 minutes after application

6 minutes after application

After massaging for 2 minutes

As you can see from the pictures the mask does bubble up in a short period of time! I have to say when you first apply it to the skin and it starts to bubble, it’s really itchy! My nose always feels tingly and like I need to constantly itch at it. This is because the bubbles in the mask are popping and working to draw out any crap in your pores and skin.

Although this doesn’t show any visible evidence of doing anything to the skin, I do find that my skin feels lovely and soft after use, especially on my cheeks! I find it gives my skin a lovely boost of hydration too, which is what I needed throughout the chilly months at the start of this year.

I’ve used this face mask on Dane before as he wanted to give it a go himself. He was sort of my little guinea pig in seeing how it works on blackheads on the nose. Neither of us noticed anything different from before we applied the mask to when we washed it off, which was a shame. But even Dane said it made his skin feel lovely and soft which I was happy about.

Overall what do I think of this mask? I think it’s a fun addition for any face mask lover to add to their bathroom cupboard. I love using this once a month as a fun treat during a relaxing bath. I love Korean beauty products and I knew when I heard about this one that I would love it! Elizavecca is a great Korean beauty brand to try so keep your eyes peeled for her products in TK Maxx, they go for amazing prices in there!

If you want to pick up one of these masks for yourselves then that may be easier said than done. Whilst I even struggled to find mine I eventually did. These used to be available on Amazon quite a lot but sadly it now looks like the fakes have taken over. Make sure you’re not buying the fake mask! You’ll know it’s fake as that one has GREEN packaging whilst Elizavecca’s has GREY packaging. Same goes for the product itself. It will also have a completely different label and picture of the pig on the front.

What do you think of the bubble clay mask? Will you be giving it a go, or have you already? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all and I hope you’re having a lovely week so far.

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April Wish List ’17

Another new month means another new wish list and boy was this month hard to put together. Although I’ve been naughty recently and bought quite a bit of manga, I’ve also been really good and bought sod all else! No make up, no clothes, no stickers or badges or cups or any other random rubbish! Just manga, which I’m happy about, and I’m pretty sure the same is going to happen this month too. My wish list this month isn’t huge, but it’s enough for me. 😛

  • Sugarpill Cosmetics Pretty Poison Lipstick in shade Dark Sided – £16.00 (link)

As of yet I haven’t bought a Sugarpill product but I really would love to try the lipsticks! They sound beautiful and they definitely look it. They recently released their Pretty Poison lipsticks, which are dark and all gorgeous shades! They’re also limited edition, ahhhh! There are four shades altogether and I’m after the purple shade which is called Dark Sided. I love my purple lipsticks and would love a dark yet creamy purple lipstick in my collection. This being said I am trying to stop buying lip products this year as I have WAY TOO MANY. We shall see…

  • Good Smile Company Nendoroid Star Wars Boba Fett – £43.99 (link)

As regular readers will know I LOVE Nendoroid figures, as does Dane and we’ve been collecting them for three years this year now. We have a lovely collection growing and we both just want to add more and more to it. We pre-ordered the Deadpool Nendoroid and now my new pre-order is set on Boba Fett. I don’t know why but I’ve always loved his character since I was a kid. I think it’s due to how calm and collected he is, yet determined. This being said he’s still a bit of a wimp. I mean come on Boba Fett, your death? REALLY?! Ahem… This Nendoroid figure of him is gorgeous! It’s very well made and even comes with a carbonite Han Solo too.

  • K-ON! Group Notebook – £8.80 (link)

I recently discovered the anime K-ON thanks to Dane and I REALLY love it! Since watching the first season I really want to read the manga, grab some cute merchandise and try to grab all the Nendoroids! I found this cute notebook on Crunchyroll and would love to have it to keep in my car to jot blog ideas on during my breaks at work and when out on the go.

  • NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder in shade Twilight – £9.00 (link)

Before any regular readers get excited that I’ll be experimenting with more make up, that won’t be the case sadly… 😛 I’ve seen loads of people experimenting with highlighters lately to make their lipsticks pop. This is something I REALLY want to do and I’ve been on the lookout for a powder like this for ages. I haven’t as of yet seen anything like this in store, but they do it online so eventually I’ll be picking this up to try, if not a duplicate at a cheaper price. It’s a gorgeous white powder with a blue shimmer. AMAZING!

  • Tony Moly Panda’s Dream So Cool Eye Stick – £8.30 (link)

I love Korean beauty and I’m always craving more and more products from there, especially brands such as Tony Moly and Etude House. I already have the brightening eye base and when my current eye cream runs out, I’d love to give this a go! I’ve heard great things about it and with the warmer weather coming up it’d be nice to use during the warm clammy days.

  • K-ON! manga Volumes 1-4 – £7.99 (link)

As I mentioned above I’ve really gotten into the K-ON anime so I would love to read the manga too! There’s only four volumes so it’s not going to break the bank either, which is good. This manga is said to be disliked by fans of the anime as it’s nothing like it. I still want to give it a go though and see how I get on! It’s meant to be in a similar style to Azumanga Daioh, which is one of the first manga books I read. I want to order these now but I’ll definitely wait until I finish some of my other manga books first.

So that was my wish list for this month! I apologise that it wasn’t anything special or heavily beauty or fashion related. I’m starting to realise that I need to be more realistic when it comes down to writing my monthly wish list posts. I’m currently on a “spending ban” and not buying stuff I don’t need. The only exceptions are books and Nendoroids… Oh and any beauty stuff I actually do need. E.g. Clinique goodies for my skincare routine.

What items do you have on your wish list for April? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all and I hope you had a lovely weekend.

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January Favourites ’17

Woohoo a New Year and therefore a new favourites post, BUT I have decided to change it up again this year! Instead of just writing about my beauty favourites, I’ll also mention one favourite TV show, film, book, song and game. Of course as it always has been, my favourites will focus on beauty.

So without further ado let’s get on with talking about my favourites!

  • My Face Shop x Kakao Friends Clarifying Foaming Cleanser.

I picked up this foaming cleanser around my birthday when I popped in TK Maxx to have a look for some goodies. It only cost me £2.99 which I thought was a bargain and I wish they had more of these in stock as I would have bought more. This is one of my favourite cleansers at the moment to use as it leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean and fresh. It’s said to leave your skin looking brighter and I can’t say as I have noticed this severely but I do feel like my skin looks healthier since using it. You only have to use a little bit too because as soon as the cleanser gets into contact with water it foams up loads on your face. If you can pick one of these cleansers up then do as they’re worth every penny.

  • Lush Bubbly Shower Gel.

This as many people will know was one of Lush’s new Christmas additions in 2016 and I am so sad that I was never able to get anymore of this. I’m glad however to have picked up a little bottle to see what it was like as aside from Snow Fairy and The Comforter this is one of my favourite shower gels to date. It smells of oranges and lemons and is really refreshing to use in the mornings or to perk you up in the middle of the day. I’ve been using it lately when I’ve been on the really early shifts at work to perk and wake me up in the morning.

  • The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Concentrate.

This was something else I picked up from TK Maxx for the bargain of £14.99 when it was originally meant to be over £30! I worried I would regret picking it up but alas I love this serum so much and it’s something I use on a daily basis! It’s a lovely cooling serum and a little bit goes a long way to cover the whole face and neck. I use it after my toner and eye cream and before my moisturiser. I would recommend picking it up if you want to introduce an anti-aging serum in your daily beauty regime.

  • Blistex Intensive Moisturiser Cherry.

My lips have suffered during the harsh cold days lately and I’ve found only this seems to have fixed them and even then they’re still very blistered and sore. This is a thick cream lip balm that smells and tastes of cherry drops, yummy! A little goes a long way but I do find I have to keep applying it to ensure that it’s doing its job to its fullest.

  • Soap & Glory Butter Yourself Body Lotion.

This is an odd favourite this month because I haven’t been using this the way it should be… Instead of using this as a body lotion I use it as a hand cream during my shifts at work. I often get water on my hands and wash them a lot so it’s necessary to keep them hydrated when hand creams and lotions to make sure my eczema doesn’t flare up again. This body lotion works remarkably well as a hand lotion and it also smells amazing! I keep it inside my Etude House seal pot which did originally have a green tea hand cream in, but I used it all. Hey! Why through away such a cute little pot when I can re-use it?

So now my beauty favourites are done, time to talk about the miscellaneous favourites of the month!

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Favourite TV ShowSherlock Series 4

This will always be one of my favourite TV shows as I have some very fond memories behind it. One being that my best friend Gabriella got me into it in the first place and second of all I remember my boyfriend Dane wanted to catch up on series 3 episodes online whilst he was on a snowboarding holiday and suggested we watch them at the same time during a Skype video conversation. Other than that I LOVED series 4 and although I am sad to see the show come to an end the three last episodes had me on the edge of my seat, but not as much as the last! My favourite moment was the start of episode 2 when Sherlock goes out for chips with Faith and tries to stop her from killing herself. I thought it was heartwarming myself and really pulled on my heart strings.

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Favourite Film – Gone Girl

Although this isn’t a new film and is also one I watched back in December, I couldn’t actually think of a new film I’ve watched recently… I was going to mention Star Wars: Rogue One but meh I saw that nearly two months ago. That was still a great movie mind! But Gone Girl was amazing to be honest and one that kept me constantly shouting at the TV and to Dane about what’s going on throughout the film, until the truth is finally revealed. I might watch it again in the week if not in a bit as I really did love that film. I wouldn’t mind reading the book to see what the differences are between the two, as well as see how it was written. If you’re interested in watching it it’s on Netflix.

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Favourite Book – Your Lie in April

Of course it’s going to be this manga. I haven’t stopped talking about it since around Christmas and I have fast become obsessed with it, as have most people! I’ve only read volume one of the manga so far but after I’ve done loads of blog work I’m going to sit down with a nice cup of tea and continue to read the series as I love the anime so much, so I know I’ll love the manga just the same.

Favourite Song – The Pretty Reckless – “Absolution”

I love this song so damn much and it’s one that I’ll listen to loads as and when I can. I recently saw them play live in Birmingham and I had such a lovely evening! Sadly they didn’t play this, but that’s not a problem. It’s from their second album Going To Hell.

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Favourite Game – Pocket Card Jockey

This is a game on my 2DS that I have been addicted to since I downloaded the demo of it! I immediately bought the game when the demo ended as I was just enjoying playing it. It’s especially good for relaxing if you feel stressed of anxious, which I’ve found has helped me a lot throughout the month. You’re a jockey and in order to win your races you must play solitaire and win games etc etc. That’s the only way I can describe it. The demo is still available for the game and to buy it it only costs £6.29. The game itself reminds me of a horse racing game me and my dad used to play at an arcade years ago when I was little.

So those are my favourites from January! January was a weird month for me to be honest and I know February isn’t going to be that much better sadly due to some personal stuff going on at the moment. Sadly I won’t be sharing any of that on my blog, but just know that I am okay and I’m slowly on the mend.

What were your favourites from January? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all and see you soon.

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October ’16 Favourites

Wow October blitzed through this year and now Halloween is over it’s time for annoying people to shoot off fireworks at stupid times (and stupidly at each other…) and then onto alllllll the Christmas stuff!

But for now lets try and not get too excited for Christmas yet seeing as we have all of December to do that… Which will be here before we know it too! My favourites this month aren’t anything special sadly and I actually found it really hard trying to think of what I loved this month. Eventually I soon came up with some ideas. 😛

  • Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel

As many of my old readers will know I LOVE Lush and I especially love Christmas time when Snow Fairy their Christmas classic comes out. This sells out fairly quickly when it first comes out, both online and in store. I still have my bottles from last year to use up before I buy anymore this year. Dane bought me the huge 1kg bottle last year for my birthday in January and we recently started to use it. We both love the smell so whenever either of us use it we can smell it on each other right up until the end of the day when we get into bed. It’s a great shower gel not just for the smell, but it leaves you feeling lovely and clean, as well as soft and smooth. Oh by the way the label isn’t on the bottle anymore because the label kept peeling and making a mess so pulling it off was just easier.

  • L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

My mom recently gave me a large tube of this hand cream because she got it for free when she ordered some goodies for herself. I have LOADS of L’Occitane hand cream to use up but meh I needed something at the time as my hands were really dry and I ended up keeping it. Now it lives in my handbag as my daily hand cream that I use before, during and after work. My eczema is starting to flare up again due to the cold so this hand cream has really helped to calm it down when it’s really bad. You can never go wrong with their shea butter hand cream, it’s definitely the best one I’ve ever used to date!

  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

I LOVE Jeffree Star’s liquid lipsticks and I’m forever eyeing up a new shade to buy, or even new shades that are being released. Recently Beauty Bay a UK beauty brand online brought his brand out to the UK and along with that LOADS of shades! I hadn’t been fussed about picking up Androgyny until my friend Rhi from work picked it up and it looked so lovely on her, so she swayed me to pick one up myself. Since then I love it so damn much and wear it a couple of times a week. I’ll be reviewing this very soon.

  • Holika Holika Smoothie Peeling Jam (Grape Expectation)

This was a face scrub I picked up from Homesense when I was in Chichester for work. It’s a gel style scrub you apply to dry skin, with dry hands and the more you rub the more dead skin begins to form on the skin. It literally peels away all your old dead skin cells on the skin. I would love something like this for my whole body to be honest! I bought two jars of this as I loved it so much after the first use. A little bit of this goes a long way which is great. It’ll definitely last me ages!

  • Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub

I’ve used this body scrub on and off for a couple of years now and make sure to use it weekly so ensure my skin stays lovely and soft. The best thing about it though is how lovely and sweet it smells, like a key lime pie. It works great not just for scrubbing the dead skin off of your body but also as it has some form of oil it leaves your skin feeling soft and as if you’ve used a body lotion or conditioner.

So those were my favourites from last month! I’ve found it was mostly items that help keep my body lovely and soft. You can tell the weather has got colder and harsher on the skin.

What did you love using last month? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time take care all and I hope November is an exciting month for you all!

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