Monday, 29 April 2013

VO5 Heat protecting styling spray

I have quite an extensive collection of heat protection sprays. Nowadays we all like to torture our hair, with many different heated tools.
Therefore, I never feel too guilty when purchasing a heat protection spray as you can never really have too many.
I probably use heat on my hair about three times a week and jump between different brands of spray every time I feel like shaking things up a little.
I tend to only buy them when they are on special though, as there as so many different options out there that you can almost be certain that at least one will be on offer at any given time.
This is a perfect option if you want to effortlessly shield your hair from damage, leaving it smelling good at the same time!
This heat protectant spray leaves your hair glossy, frizz free and not sticky at all.
It pretty much ticks all the boxes!
I bought it for £1.97 whilst it was on offer in Tesco's, but its usual cost is £3.69.
So if you're looking for a cheap, yet efficient heat protectant spray, VO5 might just be your answer!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Mac fix + Review

 For Christmas, I received this potion from my parents.
I don't own anything from Mac, well, that's a lie...I own a pencil sharpener.
But until now I have never really tried many Mac products as they are ridiculously steep for a teenager’s budget and would make a pretty large dent if I were to buy makeup from there. I feel that there are so many great high street makeup brands out there (MUA, Rimmel and Sleek to name a few) that I see no reason to pay such prices.
Anyway, rant over. At Christmas, my family always buy each other things that we have always wanted to own but never felt quite like we could justify buying it. It's great because we all get luxuries that we wouldn't otherwise own.
So here we go, I unwrapped this bottle of goodness on December 24th.
What intrigued me so much about this product was how versatile it is.
The fact it can be used as a refresher, to set makeup, to thin out thicker products, to make eye shadow more vibrant and finally to give your overall makeup a less cakey, powdered look.
I'm sure that there are many other uses for this product, but these are just a few of the ways that I like to use it.
I have tried and tested this product since Christmas day, and really can see a difference in my face after it's had a quick sprites of this bad boy.
I love that you can lock the bottle, as when I travel, I always become extremely paranoid about bottles leaking so this puts my mind at ease.
I saw this question come up in allot of other reviews of it, and I am also wondering the same. Since this product is predominantly water, would it work the same if I just used water? Well...keep your eyes peeled as there will be a post coming on that in the future!
My only criticism with this, and it’s not really a criticism as its probably my fault but when I apply this, I either hold it too far away, and feel that I don’t have much product on my face, or apply it to close and it runs down my face, ruining my makeup (well that was a slight exaggeration but you get the gist!)
My favourite use for this has to be diluting foundation and making eye shadow brighter. Although I don't add Fix + to my foundation this time of year, in the summer when I want a slightly less ''made up'' look I'm almost certain that I will be using Fix + in this way daily!
Also the difference between putting ordinary eye shadow onto your eyelid, and then doing it with a drop of fix + on the makeup brush makes such a difference!
At £11 (I think, like I said it was a gift so I'm not sure) I don't the price is too bad.
I reckon it will last me a fair while as it's a huge bottle so I'm pretty chuffed with it!
Have you ever used Fix + or anything similar?
What ways do you like to use it?

Monday, 22 April 2013

Where I live is stunning

this photo makes me laugh no end, I love my dog so much


my brother Thomas and Digger dog

 playing poo sticks
Taking Digger for a walk is always a joy.  You don't even need a lead, as-long as you have a tennis ball. Digger loves playing fetch, and if you have a ball if your hand he will do anything you want him to do. In our village there is many lovely walks but the route we went yesterday has to be my favourite. Digger loves to swim, and watching him do it never fails to put a smile on my face. If you chuck the ball in he will leap into the water and retrieve it, before coming out of the water and insisting to shake right next to you, bless him! 
I was out on a walk with my family yesterday and took these snaps and wanted to share them with you. We played poo sticks, laughed at Diggers leap into the water and soaked up the sunshine. 
It days like these when I really cherish living in the middle of nowhere!

Saturday, 20 April 2013

OOTD: Pinafore dress

 White t-shirt - Primark
Pinafore dress - New Look
Black tights - Tescos
Scarf - Peacocks (old season)
Bag - Zara office city bag
Shoes - New Look
Sunglasses - Primark

I love this outfit. I wore it to my best friend Emily's birthday party a couple of weeks back and received lots of compliments on it. I ideally wanted to wear a gold chain with it, similar to the one Zoe from Zoella wore in a few of her recent videos but I don't think I could pull it off. I guess this outfit is also in keeping with big trends this year, fitting into the monochrome category. You may have guessed by now that I don't like HATE  wearing trousers. I would much rather wear an outfit that enables me to wear tights and actually be able to bend my legs. It's just so much more comfortable. That's why this is a winner in my books, it ticks all the boxes. My only problem is that I can't find anything to put on over the top, be it a blazer, coat or cardigan that looks ok with it. If anyone has any suggestions please leave a comment with any suggestions.

Also, if you want to buy the gorgeous pinafore dress, the link is below:

Friday, 19 April 2013

Life update: Where I've been!

I'm finally back! I have been taking a little break from blogging recently but am back now.
Life has been like a whirlwind. I have had an amazing couple of weeks doing some really fun things:

  • Being in 'Honk!' the musical taking part in the swan ballet.
  • Going to a crazy campout
  • Weekend away to Windsor
  • Lots of family meetups
  • Car boots sale shopping 
  • Church camp
and much much more! I'm back now and have some really exciting posts coming up are a few to look out for:

  • Badminton Horse Trials - OOTD/Jump/Haul/Photos
  • Nerd glasses
  • Fashion designer in the making: magazine print corset
  • How I conceal
  • Meet my  new baby - Zara office/city bag
  • What's in my bag
So there you go! Below are a few pictures of my Easter holidays as I always feel that a blogpost is naked without photos...just me? Hope you all had an amazing Easter! 

inside our dining marquee at camp  
Me and Becca in our outfits for the show
 Swan ballet
me looking like an absolute silly person posing with a lucozade bottle....don't ask haha!