September Favourites ’17

I’m currently on holiday when this post will go live on my blog and although I’ve only really been in the UK for just over 2 weeks for the month of September, I can still write what products I loved throughout that time… Right? ūüėõ

I do apologise for poor image quality… I took this the night before we left and was rushing to get so much done. ūüė¶

  • Garnier PureActive Intensive 3in1 Charcoal Anti-Blackhead.

This is a product I bought on a whim. I love any facial cleansing products that contain charcoal, as it’s great for oily skin and can really help pull any crap out of your pores. As the title suggests this is a 3in1 product which means you can use it as a facial wash, scrub and as a mask. This isn’t the BEST product in the world but it’s done some wonders for my skin so far! It’s not as scrubby as I was hoping it would be, but my skin has been having some sensitive days recently so this has really helped when I want to use a scrub but nothing too harsh. I definitely recommend giving this a go! I haven’t tried it as a mask to be honest, but it’s an amazing facial wash for sure.

  • Lush Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Tint.

This is my tube of Sugar Plum Fairy lip tint from last Christmas and it’s a lip product I randomly just started using again this month. I think with all the excitement of the Lush Creative Showcase and the Christmas goodies of 2017 being announced, it jogged my memory of this lip tint. It smells amazing, leaves a lovely magenta pink shade on my lips and moisturises at the same time! I’ll definitely be buying more Lush lip tints this year, including Black Rose for Halloween and Santa Baby for Christmas.

  • Paco Rabanne Lady Million EDP.

I’ve owned for a while and when I was first given it by my mom (it was originally a gift she had been given but didn’t like it, so gave it to me! :P) and at first I REALLY hated it, but after using it for a while I’ve grown to love it. The scent reminds me of Yankee Candle’s Fluffy Towels scent and I love it so much. I feel fresh and clean when I wear it and whilst ages ago I couldn’t wait to get rid of it, I now want to buy a new bottle as soon as it runs out. For ages it was my go to scent for work, which to be honest it was for the 2 weeks of September.

  • Mandarin Spa Amber Heaven Gentle Hand Wash.

My mom recently gave me this hand wash after noticing I was running low on hand wash in my bathroom. I had a back up ready to pop next to the sink, but how cute is that??? When I lived at home I would often use this hand wash if either me or my mom had bought any. I love the scent of this hand wash so much as it smells so posh! I can’t really describe how it smells to be honest… Sort of musky but a floral musk… If that makes sense? Even though I really like this hand wash at the moment, I do have a hate/love relationship with this stuff. Before now this hand wash has flared up my eczema and I don’t really know why. I has flared up slightly the past month BUT it hasn’t been as bad as it has been in the past.

  • Dove Pistachio and Magnolia Shower Foam.

Whilst I love this shower foam, I highly doubt I’ll be buying it again unless it’s on a special offer. I picked this up in Boots for ¬£2.00 and even then I think this was expensive, FYI it’s usually ¬£2.99. There are three different ones you can pick but I love pistachios so I had to pick this one. I have found that this softens my skin after use and will leave me smelling yummy for a while after use, but I just feel like you have to use loads of it to get a good lather going in a sponge or shower scrunch and that in itself is a con for me. This being said this was something new and fun to try and due to the scent I picked it’s also lovely to use as we go into the colder months. The pistachio has a lovely warming scent to it. As I said, when this is on offer again I’ll definitely pick one up!

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

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Favourite TV Show – American Horror Story.

First of all, I know I don’t usually include 2 images when talking about my non beauty favourites, but I had to for this. I just want to get this out there that 1. I have a new favourite actor – Evan Peters and 2. The way he acted when playing Tate in season 1 of AHS was amazing and beautiful. I love the first gif I attached but the second one, oh my! Whenever he cried in that season I just wanted to cry with him. He’s one of those actors who nails crying scenes perfectly and those are some of my favourite to watch. Due to studying acting (as well as writing scripts) I love when an actor can be emotional and he’s just perfect at it (and may I add a perfect human being? :P).

ANYWAY… American Horror Story! Me and Dane have heard loads of good things about this, including from his own parents and we’re a little late onto the AHS wagon but it’s better to be late than never at all, eh? We are currently halfway through season 2 and we are loving it. I loved season 1 so much and his parents both said it’s their favourite to date! I have a feeling it’ll be mine too. If you don’t know much about AHS, every season pretty much has the same actors/actresses but each season has a different story behind it. BUT they’re all supernatural themed. They’re currently all on Netflix so I recommend going to watch it if you haven’t already. To be honest I’m really excited to see more of Evan Peters acting. He’s amazing. :’)

Favourite Film – The Girl On The Train.

This was recently on Amazon Prime to watch and I had heard SO MUCH about both the book when it came out, as well as the film. I wanted to watch it in the cinema but Dane wasn’t keen for it at the time. I’m glad I waited to watch it in the comfort of our own home but bloody hell, it’s good! I haven’t read the book so I can’t compare that to the film but even if you haven’t read the book like myself then I recommend you give it a watch. It definitely reminded me of Gone Girl, but in a different way.

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Favourite Book – Erm…

Yeah I’m shit. I haven’t been reading anything AGAIN! To be honest I’ve been saving all my reading for my holiday. I do have shit loads of reading to catch up on though. I have all the K-ON! manga to catch up on, as well as many other manga books. I also have normal books to read and intend on taking 2 Bridget Jones books with me on holiday (as you’ve probably guessed I’m writing this JUST before I go on holiday…) as well as some manga, but we shall see. I’m sure I’ll do a post about what books I took at some point.

Favourite Song/Album – Porter Robinson & Madeon – Shelter and Rihanna – Te Amo.

These are both songs I discovered this month and ones I know I’ll continue to listen to loads, especially during and even after my holiday. Shelter was brought to my attention by Dane who mentioned that someone had used an anime in their music video. It’s an amazing song and the anime music video that accompanies it is lovely and sad all the same.

As well as that I also discovered this Rihanna song thanks to a beauty video on Instagram. I didn’t know of this songs existence, even though it’s been around for just over 7 years now. Bloody hell! I know my usual music genre tastes are in rock music as well as some electronic but I do have a soft spot for Rihanna. She just writes some catchy as fuck tracks and this is one.

Favourite Game – Life Is Strange: Before The Storm.

I completed this game in a day (including unlocking all the specials in each level of the episode) and I loved it, but at the same time I’m unsure what to think right now. I will elaborate without giving away any spoilers! This is a prequel to Life Is Strange where you play as Chloe, sadly she doesn’t have Max’s power but she has her own speciality. In this game you get to find out what happens with Rachel including how her and Chloe become friends and what happens before Max comes into the picture and Rachel goes missing. You get to be a little more rebellious with Chloe than you ever could be with Max and whilst I like this, I do find that both Chloe and Rachel are bratty. I’m not the only one who thought this either. THIS BEING SAID I can’t really say they’re acting bratty when Chloe’s dad recently died and Rachel has some stuff going on herself, which you find out about somewhat in the first episode. Overall it was really fun to play and I already can’t wait for episode 2 to come out soon! I bought the limited edition bundle so that I can get the bonus Max level, as well as all the episodes for Before The Storm.

So those are my favourites from the 2 weeks I was in the UK in September! It went by really quick and I already can’t believe I’m going away in just a couple of days (as I write this) and I’ll be back in 3 days when this post goes live on my blog (FYI hello future Nat! :P)

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

Until next time all, take care! I hope you’re all well, I miss all my lovely readers! :’)

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Sunday Six #1

This is my first Sunday Six post! I’ve been meaning to start this series since the start of 2016, but alas I never managed to get around to it…

I love reading Sunday Six posts, and I guess my first one may not read that great as I’ve already said, I’ve never done one before. I’ll be talking about six things that happened this week, I’ll give it my best, and I hope you enjoy!

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Six things that made me happy this week:

1. We Bare Bears

2. Being able to achieve new pole dance moves

3. Buying new lipstick and nail polish

4. Getting things in the post to review (FYI not for my blog)

5. Seeing my friends new born baby (she’s adorable!)

6. My weekend off work!

Six things that made me sad this week:

1. Not being able to buy Far Cry Primal (because I need to save money)

2. Seeing the new Dr Martens Adventure Time collection and being disappointed

3. My anxiety being bad

4. Some exciting news taking ages to become news I can share

5. My weekend off is almost over

6. Being up to date with my favourite TV shows and having nothing to watch

Six songs I’ve loved this week:

1. Evanescence – “Everybody’s Fool”

2. Nirvana – “No Apologies”

3. Tove Lo – “Habits (Stay High)” Hippie Sabotage Remix

4. Limp Bizkit – “Hot Dog”

5. Hollywood Principle – “Firework”

6. Rihanna – “Work” ft. Drake

Six things I want to bake right now:

1. Reeces Peanut Butter cups

2. Red velvet cream cheese brownies

3. Red velvet and white chocolate chip cookies

4. Chocolate salted caramel tart

5. S’mores cupcakes

6. Rainbow cake

Six¬†TV characters people say I’m like:

1. Pan Pan from We Bare Bears

2. Nathan from Misfits

3. Umaru from Himouto! Umaru-chan

4. Sasha Blouse from Attack on Titan

5. Bee from Bee & PuppyCat

6. Shin from Nana

Six blogs I love at the moment (and who you should follow too!):

1. Cosmetics Beauty Rainbow

2. Maliberry Makeup

3. Elena The Mermaid

4. Raiin Monkey

5. Two Different Worlds

6. A Tiny Mew

So those are my Sunday Six! What are yours? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time, take care all and enjoy the rest of your weekends.

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What I’m Listening To Lately…

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I love music and lately I’ve been listening to all sorts of genres and tracks that I wanted to share with you.

I was intending to do a Winter Albums post but I can’t decide which albums I wish to share with you right now so I’m sure I’ll start my season album posts in spring!

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“Never Take Friendship Personal” by Anberlin.

Thanks to Spotify’s radio station for Flyleaf I was able to find this amazing song and since discovering it late November I have fallen in love with it, only recently downloading it onto my iPhone.

This is all I’ve been playing whilst I write blog posts and it has fast become something I would love as a ringtone on my phone too.

As well as that I’m currently learning the bass tab of this, it’s not a hard tab to learn so I’m really enjoying learning it, even though it isn’t much of a challenge.

My boyfriend has this album and from listening to it on and off during December whilst I stole his laptop to write-up some posts for my blog, I have grown to love that too and I can see me stealing his copy of it, as I can’t find this anywhere to buy for a reasonable price!

Anberlin are classed as alternative rock, which is probably my favourite genre. If you like rock music and haven’t heard any of Anberlin’s music before then I recommend you check these out!

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“The Monster” ft. Rihanna by Eminem.

From a young age I was a fan of Eminem but nothing massive, although I do and still love The Marshall Mathers LP and my cousins and I would spend most of our weekends off school listening to it. As for Rihanna I remember when she first came out with “Pon de Replay” in 2005 and since then she has grown into an amazing artist!

This song is a great mixture of pop (Rihanna) and hip hop (Eminem) and the lyrics are really good too and could relate to all sorts of different things, especially mental health issues. I love the chorus for this song as well as the backing music, it’s just so damn catchy and it sounds great.

I’ve finally downloaded this and now it’s on my iPhone I haven’t stopped being able to play it, it’s not far behind “Never Take Friendship Personal” for the amount of plays it’s has so far. I just love this song so much!

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“If I were a Boy” by Beyonc√©.

I’ve liked this song since it first came out as the lyrics are really heartfelt and most women at one stage or another can relate to them I find. As well as that the pop mixed with folk ballad in the background is really nice and typical of Beyonc√©.

If you haven’t watched the music for this, then go for it as it’s a very good concept to tie in with the song itself, thus it works very well.

The only problem with this song is that it can make men sound like they don’t care about their significant others whilst they’re working, at home with them, etc and does make women seem like they’re always loving, innocent etc but at the same time it does show the message that if we were men we would “do what they do” but in realisation most women won’t do that because we are rather sensitive creatures. But this is the point I’m getting to, some women WILL and DO do this and it really is shitty. So it’s not just men who will go out there and not think as much about their loved one as they might for them.

Rant over, either way this song is great, the music video for it is great and I really like listening to this song. Sunset Takeover have done a cover of this, which is a rock version. It works really well and I love it.

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“Boy of Defeat” by Gumi.

Okay now I have to clarify that Gumi isn’t a real person, Gumi is one of the many Vocaloid

characters and if you would like to know more about here then please check this link out, as it’ll take me ages to explain about what she is and what she does.

I love this song and whilst I’ve owned it for months now, I’ve been playing it in my car for quite a majority of my drives to and from places and it’s a very good song to listen to whilst driving. The song is infact in Japanese but I have found some lyrics translated into English so that I’ll know exactly what Gumi is saying.

The song itself is really catchy and has a pop rock or alternative rock feel to it, with Gumi’s vocals just making the song perfect! If you like this sort of music then check out more songs by Gumi! It’s scary to think that she doesn’t exist and is just a computer programme.

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“All The Same” by Sick Puppies.

I can’t explain in words how much I love this song and I have done for months now! Like “Never Take Friendship Personal” I heard this song on the Flyleaf radio station on Spotify and I fell in love with it as soon as I heard it.

Although I love this song so much, I still need to burn it onto a disc to play in my car! Alongside all these other songs, apart from the Gumi song I mentioned above.

This song is very heartfelt and I can relate to it in a lot of ways due to what has happened with people in my past. The music video for this is rather weird but the band themselves are amazing and since hearing this song I’m going to download their album Dressed Up as Life, which I’ve listened to the first half of on Spotify. Oh good old Spotify!

So what songs have you been listening to lately? Let me know in the comments down below!

I thought this would be a nice thing to post about on my blog, as whilst I am mostly beauty and fashion related, I do of course like to bring on some lifestyle related posts to mix it up a bit!

So until next time take care all, I hope you’re well and that January has treated you well.

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