Sassy Siren collection

Sassy Siren collection

Can we all just take a minute and appreciate how beautiful these brushes are.

Ive seen the Spectrum brushes advertised everywhere.

I first came across them about 2 years ago at a beauty show. I loved the colour of the Attention Seeker collection so of course I had to treat myself to some.

I absolutely loved them!

I’d been looking out for there stall at other shows but luckily I came across them last weekend at the beauty show and had to treat my self!

These are the Sassy Siren collection.

I really like all the brushes but these are my 3 favourites out of the collection.

C02, A12, A17

I think everyone needs theses brushes, not just because there pretty to look at but because there really good quality and I’ve never been let down by them.

Brighton – up your day! 

Brighton – up your day! 

There’s something about being at the beach which makes life better and having your best friend there with you is the best thing I could ask for. I went to surprise one of my best friends holly at uni in Chichester and we went to Brighton for the day/night. 
On our way to the hotel we walked though the cobbled streets of Brighton past the shops and of course went in a few … or 10. 

After finally making it to our hotel we went for a spot of lunch … (me and holly can eat for England) we pigged out. We Went to a lovely restaurant called Buddies which over looked the beach. 

We ordered the double chicken BLT burger and chips, large. 
Now feeling like we’re going to explode we sat on the beach people watching ( I love to do this) and put the world to right. We were so lucky as the sun was shining and it was full of an amazing atmosphere on the beach and in Brighton. 

Walking along the pier listening to the sea gulls and the terrible fun fair music that reminds you of your childhood. Having to play on the 2p slot machine are always a must then we sat and ate fresh doughnuts on the deck chairs while watching the sunset. We had dinner at a restaurant called Abadeen which is on one of the side streets in Brighton and I have to say the food and service was amazing! Me and holly shared a massive bowl of mussels in cream and garlic sauce and of course chips too! 


The staff were very friendly, easy to talk to and made us feel at home. 

Our waiter was very welcoming and was more than happy to stand and chat to us instead of taking our order and leaving.  

It’s safe to say we eat our way through the day! 

Brighton is a must especially with friends. 

Top 5 Travel Essentials

Top 5 Travel Essentials


I love going on holiday and seeing different places, but when it comes to packing I’m terrible I just want to take everything I own with me. 

I have limited my self to only pack what I need not what I might wear or use.

I think packing for any holiday away is hard so I’m going to share with you my top 5 travel essentials ( excluding passports, money and phones etc ).

 

1. I have to say my most important travel essentials is suncream, I use Clarines SPF 30, why? I burn like there’s no tomorrow, I can be in wales in March and burn. SPF is very important to me especially as I have very fair skin. I started to use Clarins suncream about 4 years ago and found it just suited my skin which I was over the moon about, as I’d had reactions to a few others suncreams. 

2. MAC Lip conditioner – This is new to my travel essentials. I think it’s great to take a lip balm away with you as your lips get dry and saw in the sun or wind and rain. I started to use my MAC Lip Conditioner in December and have found it’s kept my lips soft and smooth.


3. A Moisturiser – I use Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance moisturiser when I go on holiday, Because I burn so easily I like to use a heavyweight intense moisturiser to put on my face once out the sun just to keep my skin hydrated and fresh. I think everyone should have a really good moisturiser to take with them on holiday no matter what weather condition.


4. Moroccan oil – I started to use Moroccan Oil about a year ago and my hair is in much better condition and it’s grown loads since using it. So wether I’m in the pool, the sun or trenchal rain My hair will be needing some moisture. It also makes my hair very soft and shiny, which I love. 


5. A Selfie Stick – It has to be in your top 5. We all need photos taken when we’re away and when there’s no one to take them the Selfie Stick is perfect, especially if you want to capture the view as well!

Marc Jacobs – Up All Night.

Marc Jacobs – Up All Night.

I got bought this Marc Jacobs lipstick set as a present for Christmas and I have to say that they are my now favourite lipsticks. There is one for every occasion. I love the way they apply, really smooth and even it doesn’t apply wobbly at all which I hate when lipsticks go on like that! All the lipstick come in a case which has a cute black tassel attached. The great thing about it is that it can be used as a clutch bag as well! 

The colours that are in there are … 

243- No Angel 

246- Slow Burn, which is my favourite. It’s my go to lipstick.

200- Oh Miley! 

226- Scandal
 and 208- Miss Scarlet. 

These lipsticks are 100% worth the money, if you haven’t got one you need one. 

My skin care routine 

Skin care is very important to me.

Step 1 – cleanse.

I cleanse 2 times a day in the morning and at night.

The first thing I use is Precleanse, I put to pumps into my hand and massage into my face. You can apply precleanse over make up, it’s very good to get off stubborn mascara( a saviour after a night out!).

Once massaged in add water to emulsify, then rinse.

Second I either cleanse my face with – Foaming wash or special cleansing gel.

The foaming wash is amazing if you have breakouts, congestion or black heads as it has an chemical exfoliating formula in the cleaner. Since using this my skin has been 100% better I no longer have spotty skin.

Special cleansing gel I use every other night as I find it’s  gentle and it’s nice to give my skin a break from the foaming wash.

Step 2 – Exfoliate.

I found it hard finding an exfoliator to suit my skin but Multivitamin thermaofoliant was perfect! Although this product is for older skins I find it does everything I’m looking for. It has  physical and chemical exfoliants which I found help reduce the congestion on my forehead.

I use my exfoliator 2 times a week I apply all over my face, massage it in for 1 minute then I add water and it self warms I massage it in for another 2 minutes.

Step 3 – Tone.


Multi active toner – I spray all over my face and neck. I love it as it leave my face feeling fresh and hydrated. Its great to use on your holidays after a day in the sun.

Step 4 – Masque.


Multivitamin recovery masque gives my skin all the vitamins I need. It leaves my face looking fresh and hydrated, I use my face mask once a week. Apply a generous amount to your face and neck. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and rinse.

The mask is brilliant if you’ve had a heavy weekend.

Step 5 – Moisturise.


Depending on how my skin feels depends on which moisturiser I use, If my skin feels dry and need hydrating I use Skin smoothing cream it is a medium weight cream, or if my skin has been oily throughout the day I use active moist which I love as it is hydrating too! You only need a little bit of moisturiser as it travels very far.

Acceptance 

Acceptance is such a big topic but I wanted to talk about accepting yourself for you. 

Acceptance is the process or fact of being received as adequate

Learning to accept yourself for who you are is a really tough thing. Especially when your growing up through your teens or if you have low self a steam as you feel you need to impress the world but there’s only one person you need to impress and that is you! As soon as your happy within yourself that is when other people opinions no longer matter to you and only your own opinion should count, because everyone’s beautiful in there own way.
 

  Change what you can’t accept and accept what you can’t change.

Too-faced 

Too-faced 

I recently bought the too faced hangover primer and the peaches eye shadow pallet when I was in Rome.


The hangover primer I had seen pictures of it on Instagram as I follow too faced.

For Christmas my dad had been to Sephora to buy me a few bits and bobs, if you’ve been to Sephora you’ll know that when you have purchased something there is a bar code on your receipt which you scan at the machine in the shop ( which I love doing) you can pick a few samples to try- it varies from perfume, skin care and make up!

What I’m trying to say is my dad had picked the hangover primer sample, which of course I used as I’d seen it advertised. I got 2-3 uses out of it and really like the feel of it especially as it’s not greasy on my face ( I have to admit I struggle with finding a good primer) I really liked it and found it made my make up last.


I was determined to buy it and Since I have I’ve used it everyday and My make up is lasting ,which is such an important thing as you don’t have to worry about your foundation fading or it going patchy after a few hours.


Id seen the peaches range advertised on Instagram and to be honest the main thing that attracted me to the product was the cute little peach on the packaging. 

The colours in the pallet are perfect for me they are my favourite colours I love to use.
The pigment is amazing you really don’t need a lot on your brush and it goes far.

Plus the fact it smells like peaches makes the pallet even better!