Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The 'Winterlicious Tag'

Hey everyone!!
So about a week ago I did the 'Winterlicious Tag' on my YouTube channel which I really enjoyed doing and it made me really excited for Christmas! It would be great if you subscribed and gave it a like :) thank you!

The questions:
1) Favourite Winter Nail Polish?
2) Favourite Winter lip product?
3) Most worn Winter clothing piece?
4) Most worn Winter accessory?
5) Favourite winter scent/candle?
6) Favourite Winter beverage?
7) All time favourite Christmas/Holiday movie?
8) Favourite Christmas/Holiday song? *missed out*
9) Favourite Holiday food/treat?
10) What is your favourite Christmas Decoration this year?
11) What's at the top of your Christmas list?
12) What are your plans for the holidays this year?

Did you all have a nice Christmas? Get everything you wanted? 

Monday, 3 December 2012

The Review | Origins Super Spot Remover

Origins Super Spot Remover, £13

So not long ago I did a post about a spot treatment from Clearasil (post here) and in all fairness, it helped when I first started using it but after so many weeks the spots were still there and I was getting really fed up of having constant spots popping up in the same area - my chin and for some reason, around my nose. 

I was then browsing various blogs and I found a few posts dedicated to the Origins Super Spot Remover which is designed to help with blemish and oil control. It's in a tiny blue bottle, only holding 10ml and at £13 I personally thought it was pretty expensive for what you get, however, I haven't even used half of it and I must say I apply it like it's going out of fashion AND it's still going strong. 

It's a gel formula which helps heal, fight and fade breakouts which is exactly what it does. The salicylic acid instantly helps with the healing process while the "anti spot technology" (god knows what that is) helps to correct post blemish marks. The caffeine and the red algae helps to relieve from redness and to help keep skin looking spotless it also has super exfoliators helping to eliminate excess oils and pore-clogging debris. 

I usually dab a tiny amount on the affected area(s) as and when needed and let it do its magic. Obviously we can't expect miracles so the spot is still there in the morning however it is significantly dulled and reduced in size. But if you keep applying the gel daily, after a couple of days the spot has usually vanished. Because of it's gel consistency, it's very cooling and dries fairly quickly. It sometimes feels tingly and slightly tight, but personally I don't mind because I feel as if it's working. 

The only problem I found was when I applied make-up afterwards, the make-up kind of  stuck to the area where I applied the gel. But to be honest, I think that is more to do with the fact I don't give myself enough time to get ready so it wasn't quite dry enough. 

If you are looking for a good spot remover then I'd definitely recommend this baby! 
Hope this helped  xxx

Beauty Blogger Tag

Happy December everyone! :D hope you are all as excited for Christmas as I am. For this post, I thought I'd do a tag just because I'm relatively new to the blogging world :)

Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for? 
I started blogging because it seemed like a really run way of finding out different make-up everyone loves and expressing my opinion of different products. It's also great getting to talk to new people who also share a passion for make-up just like myself! I started blogging a couple of months back, I think my first post was Tuesday, 16th October 2012 to be exact :D 

Whose blog did you fall in love with first? 
I think it was probably Vivianna Does Make-up. I love the way she writes and she seems to have similar tastes to me so I really value her opinions! I also love her YouTube videos. 

What was the first blogosphere hyped about product you bought and was it worth the hype?
I had seen loads of posts dedicated to the Origins Super Spot remover and at that time my face was struggling with spots so I basically thought it was fate and bought it and I am SO glad I did because it works wonders! . 

What are your favourite five things about blogging and being a beauty blogger? 
1. I love that it kinda justifies my bad spending habits haha, If I buy something relatively expensive I just tell myself it's for blogging purposes and it gets me through!

2. I love finding out new products everybody is raving over and it's even better when I buy it and I completely understand why.
3. I love talking to other beauty bloggers about different make-up I'm loving and they're loving and sharing similar interests
4. I love being a beauty blogger because I feel I'm actually doing some productive in my spare time (although it distracts me from uni work)
5. And lastly, I love expressing my opinions 

What have you learnt from being a beauty blogger? 
I've learnt to shop around and try new things! I've learnt that different products benefit some people and not others so it's always best to try it yourself. I also find myself asking people who work at make-up counters for make-up that will suit my skin tone best and their best selling products and what they recommend etc.

Have you changed anything since being a beauty blogger?
Since being a beauty blogger I've branched out more with the make-up I use and I've learnt different techniques such as high-lightening and contouring - I never used to do that! I now also have quite a brush collection going on in order to apply my make-up correctly, but I'm still learning. 

What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out? 
Write about stuff you would personally like to read yourself and about the stuff you love using at the moment or just love in general. Be friendly, and just be yourself really, so cliche haha. 

Name your top five brands!
Nars, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Maybellene do the best mascaras and Origins

Recommend your top five favourite beauty products!
1 - A jolly good moisturiser that suits your skin type! I'm currently using one by Olay 
2 - Origins Super Spot Remover - it's bloody fantastic! I wouldn't be without it
3 - I loveeeeeeee Topshop lipsticks, they all apply nicely and are pretty inexpensive.
4 - Bumble and Bumble surf spray! It makes your hair look kinda messy, but in a good way if you get what I mean. 
5 - Essie nail polish - the formula works really well for me, lasting about 4-5 days. 

Tag other beauty bloggers to do this tag! 
I tag anyone who wants to do it :)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

My Christmas Wish List

Hey guys,
So as you can see from the title, this post is going to be all about the different things I have asked for this Christmas, of course I'm not expecting everything but I thought and hope it might give you some ideas about what to buy people but also spark up new ideas for yourself... I hope you like everything you see!

Classic Cambridge Satchel // American Apparel Hat // Moroccanoil Kit // Aztec Umbrella // Cath Kidston Diary // Wreck This Journal // Chelsea Boots
American Apparel Gloves colour 'black primary' // Mumford and Sons 'Babel' // Red bag // The link for the PJ shorts isn't working for some reason // Origins Zero Oil Cleanser // Origins Zero Oil Toner // White Converse

I was thinking of maybe doing a Christmas gift guide for girls and guys, what do you think? Please let me know if you would like to see one and if there are any price restrictions I'll take that into consideration :)

What's on your Christmas list?

A Week In Photos #2

Ordering Domino's with my boyfriend, it was SO good // Two tickets to see Breaking Dawn 2, me and my boyfriend went at midnight and it was amazing // Pre-ordered the Sims 3 Seasons // Me and my boyfriend before going to watch Twilight // Just casually eating nutella out the tub whilst trying to write an essay // My new fresh bedding, I love it // Taylor Swift's album 'Red' is my favourite thing at the moment // Mini pancakes covered in chocolate at the Christmas markets in Manchester // A mini picture of me and my boyfriend // My new ankle chelsea boots (buy here) // A really cute Topshop  emery board - I don't want to use it haha // The delivery of my two new shoes (post here)

Hope you all had a good week xxx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Topshop: New shoes

So being a student and all I'm supposed to have no money for these kind of treats and also as it's coming up to Christmas I'm supposed to be treating other people... However I've had my eye on these two pairs of shoes for a quite a while and I went in to Topshop with full incentive to by the black April Chelsea Boots (buy here) but surprise surprise they didn't have my size so I was all sad and I just couldn't go on. Then the next day  I checked online to see if they were back in stock and they were so I obviously had to add them to my 'basket' straight away, which is exactly what I did. 

Then I was discussing with my mother how much I also liked the other pair of shoes, the black studded loafers (buy here) and she told me to put them on my Christmas list, which is also what I did for a few hours or so and then eventually I was just like sod it and added them to by basket as well. 

They are both extremely good leather so I can definitely see me getting plenty of use out of them! The loafers can easily be pared with some plain black socks to help keep your feet toasty in these colder months so nothing to worry about! I'm not sure what they will take to rain but we'll see. Nonetheless, they'll both be very easy to style.

Have you got your eye on any new shoes recently?

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Beauty Haul (with swatches)

Hey everyone! I know it's been a little while since my last post but I'm back with a beauty haul for you! I went to the Trafford Centre on Monday for a few little bits but I ended up coming back with a few naughty extras which is probably bad seeing as I'm a student and supposed to be living a budgeted lifestyle... Nevertheless this is what I bought:

MAC Studio fix powder + foundation  £20.50
MAC Blot/Pressed Powder  £20.00
MAC Blush in 'Rosy Outlook'  (below)
Kate Moss 107 (below)
Topshop 'Wicked' (below)
Essie 'Sole Mate' (below)
Essie 'Lilacism' £7.99
Nivea Express Hydration Primer £3.99
Bumble & Bumble 50ml Surf Spray £8.50
Origins Super Spot Remover £13.00
Collection 2000 Concealer £3.99
Maybellene Colossal mascara £7.99

MAC Blush 'Rosy Outlook' £19.00
This blush is highly pigmented so you really don't need to apply a lot! It's a very soft and fair  baby pink which looks very natural on the cheeks and is perfect for everyday wear!
Topshop Lipstick 'Wicked' £9 | Kate Moss Matte Lipstick £5.49
They are both very similiar colours but there is a slight difference between them both in colour and in finish. The Kate Moss lipstick is more reddish toned with a matte finish, however after a while black specks start appearing on the bottom lip. I don't know if that is just personal to me but it's not great. But that aside, it's a nice lipstick and I love the colour. So if you were looking for a lipstick of this colour which is also matte, I'd recommend this one because it's relatively inexpensive.

The Topshop lipstick on the other hand is almost £4 more expensive but it definitely applies better.. It's berry toned with more of a satin finish I'd say! The packaging is also really cool so if you're a sucker for nice packaging this one will definitely get you! If you don't mind spending £9 on a lipstick (£8.10 with student discount) and are not a matte fan, I'd recommend it over the Kate Moss one.

The swatches don't quite show both colours accurately, sorry.
Essie 'Sole Mate' £7.99
Perfect for the autumn/winter months as this colour is one of the most popular colours on trend at the moment! It's a very dark 'vampy' colour, almost black but the purple tone is definitely visible.

Just for a heads up, I'm really loving the Bumble and Bumble surf spray and the Nivea Express Hydration primer! The primer is a very light texture so it absorbs into the skin instantly so it's great if you ever wake up 10 minutes late and in a rush. As an added bonus it keeps your face moisturised all day. Hooray! 

Watch my YouTube video here
Love  Rebecca xxx

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Liebster Blog Awards

Okay so I have never heard of this before haha but I was nominated by Andrea and I thought I'd give it ago! I believe I'm supposed to post 11 facts about myself and answer 11 questions Andrea has come up with so that's what am gonna do...

I'm also supposed to tag 11 people to do this but I don't know who to tag but the first 11 people to read this do it!! And leave a comment letting me know :)

11 facts about myself:
1. I'm 18
2. Me and my mum are going to open a florist when we win the lottery
3. I have one younger sister
4. I've done pretty much every hobbie going at some point and then quit
5. I like reading
6. I hate horror films
7. I wish I was a professional ballet dancer
8. I have an obsession with shoes
9. I love Chanel but I'm too poor 
10. I'm obviously really un-interesting because I'm finding this so hard haha
11. I'm a night owl (it's currently 02:36) 

11 Questions
1. Who is the most famous person you've ever met?
Ermmm.. I met Orlando Bloom in London once, he was preforming in a play called 'In Clebration' - I was going through an obsessive stage but I got his autograph and everything!

2. Do you believe in ghosts?
I don't think so... I'm not entirely sure! I guess I'll change my mind if I ever bump into one! 

3. What was your last dream about?
Errrrrrrrrm I was Tinkerbell! Yeah it was a pretty cute dream I wont lie!

4. If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be?
A really rich person so I could buy loads of nice things :D

5. Do you have any hidden talents?
I wish... I can crack my knuckles really loud if that counts? :(

6. Would you rather go out with someone who is 10 years younger or older than you?
Oh myyy, 10 years older I guess cos If I were to do that now he'd be 8 and that would be pretty weird!

7. Have you ever been friendzoned or put someone in the friendzone?
I don't know what that means... *google* - ooohh yeah I have!

8. If there was no internet, what would you be doing right now?
Probably reading or watching loads and loads of romcoms :)

9. Describe your personality in three words.
I'm friendly, unfortunately quite shy and  I like to think of myself as a comedian :D

10. Can you cook?
Yeah I like to think I can ;D when I can be bothered haha

11. What was your favourite cartoon as a child?
Erm I don't even know... does winnie the pooh count?

Soooo yeah, that's that done! Hopefully it was enjoyable to read :) Good questions Andrea, you definitely had me thinking!

I am now going to sleep, good night :)

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

A Week In Photos #1

lastest clothes haul (jeansdiscopantscamo teescarftshirthat) // ootd, very casual (tshirtjeans) // a cute ivory sheer top // £2 necklace from river island // topshop nail varnish in 'brazil' (buy here) // preview of what it looks like // derek sanders from mayday parade = best night ever.

Much love xox

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Current Favourite Nail Polishes

(link to the video on my youtube channel)

1) Essie 'Love Dovie'
2) Barry M 'Strawberry'
3) Topshop 'High Voltage'
4) Topshop 'Blitz'
5) Barry M 'Berry'
6) Topshop 'Peaches and Cream'
7) Topshop 'Smashing Pumpkin'
8) Topshop 'Valley'
9) Topshop 'Utilitarian' 
10) Topshop 'Brazil' 
*numbers 4 and 9 aren't included in the video
*number 10 I somehow missed off, but it's in the video

Topshop definitely have the best colours when it comes to nail polish (for me anyway) which is probably why I have loads of them! I do tend to stick to lower price/drug store polishes just because I do think they are usually good value for money HOWEVER if I do fall in love with a shade from a higher end collection I may end up treating myself for instance I've got my eye on Butter London 'Bossy Boots' sooooooo that may be added to my collection very soon! And Essie polishes may be creeping up the ladder.

What are your favourite polishes?

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Clearasil Treatment Cream

Okay so I've never really suffered with spots, I've just had the causal couple every know and then. However over the past couple of weeks my face has held multiple spot parties in ONE particular area (my chin) so within reason I've been getting pretty annoyed. I'm very unsure of my skin type, it's normal (I'd say) on my cheeks but then oily around my t-zone so yeah...

I was looking at the facial aisles in Superdrug and there was a huge selection but I opted for this one. You're supposed to apply a thin layer directly onto spots every morning and every night. So that is what I did.

Much to my amazement IT ACTUALLY WORKS (hallelujah). I've had this cream for about 3 days and  I now swear by it.  My spots have significantly reduced and all red areas also. 

SO if you do suffer with spots then I highly recommend this product:
Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream! Retailing at £6.49

Hope this helps! X

Beauty Wishlist

Over the past couple of weeks I have discovered a variety of different products from watching different beauty video's on YouTube and also from the blogs I follow. I have done a bit of 'window' shopping and I've come up with a sufficient list. I enjoy these kinds of posts so I thought I'd let you know what I've been eyeing up.

1. Nars Skin Purifying Foam Cleanser (£20.00)  2. TAAJ HIMALAYA MICELLAR WATER (£16.00) 3. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (£28.00) 4. Nars Skin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner (£22.00) 5. It's a 10 Miracle Leave In Conditioner (£15-£20) 6. Perfect Legs Skin Miracle (£36.00)

Unfortunately being a student it's hard for me to splash my cash on such products HOWEVER I have added some of these to my Christmas wish list so IF I'm lucky, my family and boyfriend might spoil me :)

Most of these products can be found on (they seem to have good prices), Joliebox and Amazon!

Hope you like! X