My Top Beauty Tips (that actually work!)

Good Day my lovely ladies, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! Also Happy Birthday to me as the world was blessed with my presence all those years ago when I pooped out at 8 pm on the 14th of February…soz mum. Today I wanted to share with you my all time top beauty tips that actually work and I use most of them on the daily! They just make life  a whole lot easier for those make up fanatics among us. And as It’s valentines day I know a lot of you will wanna get all glammed up so you can spend time with BAE… be that your “special friend”, friends or simply yourself. I will be spending the day with my family as it is my birthday but tbh if it wasn’t i would probably be spending valentines day eating chocolates and watching rom-coms whilst trying to get over the horrible cold i have atm. Anyway down to business:

TIP NUMBER ONE: (the most well known) 

Cutting up your fake eyelashes before applying. 

So many of you may have heard this tip before but im here to tell you IT ACTUALLY WORKS. Those pesky eyelashes you buy are always way too long which makes them even harder to put on than it already is. BUT, if you trim them to your desired length and then cut them into 1/2’s, 1/3’s or even 1/4’s you’ll find it much easier to put on your eye. This is because you can put them in the correct place easier which means flirtatious fluttering eyelashes for all – so even if you dont have a date you soon will do!

TIP NUMBER TWO: (the clever one)

Painting under your fake nails

Now the title can be a bit misleading but all it means it, before applying fake nails (if you do them at home) paint a similar colour on your nail first because then if they fall off (which they always bloody do!) no one needs to know because unless they look really blooming close no one will even flicker their voluminous eyelashes.

TIP NUMBER THREE: (the lazy one)

Baby Powder Everything!


Baby or Talc Powder is literally God’s gift for lazy people like me, it can be used for anything. You may know its great for “baking” (whatever the hell that is) but it can also be used really well for contouring so you can get dem defined cheekbones (or collorbones or thighs…or whatever the next contour trend is). PLUS: (A CHEEKY HAIR TIP) it’s also a great alternative to dry shampoo. If its been a while since your hairs seen the warmth of a shower simply rub a bit of baby powder in and no one will know. Just make sure you really rub in a small bit or your hair will go grey! I havent bought dry shampoo for about 5 years because of this – it’s amazing!

TIP NUMBER FOUR: (the utterly fabulous one)

Cheap Makeup


This is my Valentines gift for you my lovelies! Not many people know but a lot of makeup brands come from the same company and so if you order makeup from the primary company it is often discounted as it never hits the shops. For Example REVOLUTION (Makeup Revolution London) is owned by TAM Beauty (https://www.tambeauty.com/en/gb/Home.aspx) so hop down there for all the discounted makeup your little heart could desire and treat yourself this valentines day!.

There you go my darlings, I hope you have a fantastic Valentines Day no matter what you’re doing (please do let me know as a little birthday treat cause Im a nosy cow) at least now you can look great whilst doing it and can upload a flawless selfie (not that you need any of these tips for that you beautiful beings), love you lots! Xx

Blogmas Day 23: Memory Log Tip

Omg it’s Christmas Eve Eve already! How? It seems like only the other day we started Blogmas and now we’re nearly at the end. You know what, even though I did find it annoying having to come up with a new idea to blog about each day and having to actually get off my lazy ass to write something, I think I am actually going to miss you. I know it’ll only be a few days before I start blogging again (most probably in the new year) but just think that’s NEXT YEAR!!!

Anyway for today’s blog post I wanted to give you a little tip which will help to make your life seem that little bit better. This is a great idea for when your feeling down or hopeless as every time I read mine it completely boosts my mood (which can seem like an impossibility at times). It’s also incredibly simple as all it requires is a pen and paper (or ya know the notepad of your phone).

I call it my “moments to remember” page but you can come up with a much more personal or creative name if you see fit. Basically all you do is bulletpoint little moments that made you smile. This could be anything from seeing an act of kindness to experiencing a favourite activity. As some of you may still be a bit confused I have listed some of mine below, I don’t have many but that’s fine as the list will grow as you get through life which is what makes it so magical:

  •  How excited the male Stuard was when you got off the plane in Hollywood (2015) and he said “that’s where he (Tom Hiddleston) sat” – October 26th 2015
  •  My A Level psychology teacher asking to see my dinosaur socks on Breast Cancer Awareness Day (we had to dress pink), I talked about wearing them the day before, so I had to take my boot off in the middle of a lesson – October 21st 2016
  • Putting my stocking on Christmas Eve eve 2016 and checking inside (for some reason?!?) and finding a “simple pleasures” lip balm in there – December 23rd 2016

For those of you able to read dates you will discover that, that last one was made just today about 30 mins ago which is what inspired this post. These moments may not mean anything to you and you may be wondering what makes them so special. But that doesn’t matter. In your list you are going to be the only person reading them. This is fantastic as it shows that you alone have control over your mood and your life which may just give you enough confidence to accomplish what you need to that day.

I hope this little tip in some way helps you. And if it does LET ME KNOW. You know how much I love hearing your views (no matter how mad you may think they are).

Merry Blogmas!

Xx

How To Survive: Black Friday

Now, I may live in the UK, so our Black Friday’s are not as extreme as some places (ahem America) but us Brits do like to shop, we just do it in a much safer manner…normally. But on Black Friday it seems that our stereotypical calm and collected behaviour goes out the window. So with that in mind, this is your guide on how to make it through…

If you’ve been living under a rock you may not have noticed that the Black Friday Deals have already started, which is odd as Friday is tomorrow, but I guess the shops think that this way they can spread out the chaos instead of packing it all in one day (messy).

But to start off my Help Guide, I should really explain what this mystical day entails…

According to Wikipedia “Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November). Since 1932, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S., and most major retailers open very early (and more recently during overnight hours) and offer promotional sales”

So yeah… now ya know,

This is for those of you that dont want anything to do with Black Friday:

STAY AWAY!!! My only advice for you people is to steer clear of any shopping that day (come on its just one day) and I wouldnt make any plans to go out cause you just know the roads will be jammed with holiday shoppers. So just use it as an excuse to stay in Friday night (we all knew you were anyway).

For those who want to shop still but dont want any human contact what so ever (#same)

Here are my top websites to shop on Friday:
  • Superdrug – daily deals until Tuesday (upto 60% off) as well as loads of other deals/bundles and free stuff!!!
  • ASOS – 20% off EVERYTHING with the code: GOGOGO and free worldwide delivery!
  • Debenhams – No VAT on anything and upto 50% on clothing plus loads of other dealerino’s!
  • Amazon – SO.MANY.DEALS!
  • John Lewis – arent even revealing their deals till tomorrow (so you know they’re gonna be sweeeeet)
  • Forever 21 – They’ve been very hush hush about this but it turns out that on top of their already amazing sales, they’ve added another 30% off!!!
  • H&M – 50% off!
  • New Look – Up to 50% off (but just go online anyway just to see their amazing website banner XD)
  • Top Shop – Up to 50 % off … Im sensing a trend here…but they have free shipping too so…
And Im guessing all your other favourites will have, oh i dunno… up to 50% off?

For those braving the storm:

Good Luck!
JK…
There are gonna be some amazing deals on the highstreet and in shopping centres so you’re sure to save a lot of money but my tips for you are:
  • Make sure you actually want to buy the item, (your not just buying yourself a TV cause it 80% off when you already have a bigger and better one at home)
  • Dont get Stressy, if you know you hate shopping, large crowds or disorder then dont chance it and if you can feel yourself getting uncomfortable, LEAVE! There will be thousands of sales throughout the years so you’re not gonna miss out oo much
  • Remember to eat and drink (seriously of you faint infront of a 90% off electronics deal there is a good chance you will be trampled)
I hope this helped and whatever you’re planning to do tomorrow I hope you have a great time. Stay safe everyone and good luck!
XX
P.s. Remember to tell me all your SWEET DEALS!
P.p.s. Sorry if your working tomorrow – sending even more luck!
Oh and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Smoothie Hack

Here’s a snazzy little hack for someone running late in the morning or for a simple, quick, tasty AND healthy snack. Believe me you do not need to feel guilty for drinking these bad boys!

All you need to do is pe-mix the smoothies and then freeze them in cupcake cases until you need them! As im feeling extra generous here are my top 3 smoothie recipes:

  • Mango & Passionfruit Smoothie

400g mango, 250g fat-free mango yogurt, 250ml skimmed milk, one limes juice, 4 passion fruits (halved)

  • Cranberry & Raspberry

200ml cranberry juice, 175g strawberries, 100ml milk, 200ml natural yogurt, 1 tbsp caster sugar (or plus for those sweet tooths among us

  • Breakfast Smoothie

1 small (ripe banana), 140g berries (of your choice), apple juice or water (your choice again), and maybe a dribble of honey to serve