Friday, 17 January 2014

10 Things That Make Me Happy

Hello beautiful people!
This week has been a great week!
It's very refreshing to have a good week after being in a really bad slump.
I find myself slipping into slumps quite frequently and it doesn't take much to upset me.
So, overtime I have compiled a few things that are guaranteed to make me feel better. 
Anytime I'm going through a tough time I always work through my list and so far it has worked every single time.

  1. My friends- either spending time with my friends or talking to them helps a lot. It's nice knowing that they're there for me and are willing to help me through my problems.
  2. Going to the gym- ever since I've started working out, I have found my stress level to be so low. Any time I'm stressed or upset about anything, let me go to the gym for an hour and I will walk out feeling a lot better.
  3. Writing in my journal or Blogging- I always do this at night. I'll sit in my bed and either write in my journal or make a blog post. Writing in my journal really helps put things in perspective for me and making a blog just releases my stress.
  4. YouTube- Watching my favourite YouTubers always puts a smile on my face. I'll sit in my room watching their latest videos and it distracts me from my problems.
  5. Watching my favourite movies- I will always pull out Disney or Harry Potter films and lately This Is Us. To have those few hours watching the movies that make me the happiest is such a good way to pick myself up.
  6. Shopping- if I've been in a slump for a while, I'll go to the mall and do some retail therapy.
  7. Baths- After a stressful day. I'll start up a bath, using whatever bath bomb I chose from Lush. I'll light up some candles, put on some music and grab the book I'm currently reading. I'll jump in the bath with a face mask and dive into my book. The ultimate relaxation.
  8. A cup of tea
  9. If I'm just upset because of a boy then eating helps. Haha, I'm such a girl. But in certain situations eating my sorrows away does help.
  10. Removing myself from social media- there are times when I just need to be by myself and away from anything. So I'll turn my phone off and not touch my laptop to give me some time away from Twitter, Instagram etc. Removing technology away for a bit is refreshing and helps to clear my mind.
So there you have it!
10 Things that make me happy!
Everyone should have a list of things that they can turn to, to make them happy!
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses

Friday, 10 January 2014

2013 Beauty Favourites

Hello beautiful people :)
With the new year beginning and my last blog post being a downer, what's a nice way to pick things back up?
I'm here to share with you the beauty products that I've been loving throughout 2013.
Last year (woah, that sounds weird) was the year that really sparked my love of make-up.
It's strange to see how quickly my make-up collection has grown.
I really have too much for my own good...
I just love it so much and because I watch so many beauty guru's it only makes me buy more!

Let's start with my favourite foundation of the year.
Covergirl's Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
I've said it before and I'll say it again.
The only time I used to wear foundation was while I was dancing.
My skin is pretty good, so I've never had a need to wear any foundation.
But I did find that it made my skin look even better and it helped my makeup.

I wasn't sure how I felt about this foundation when I first purchased it, but I love it now.
It gives a fuller coverage and is an excellent drugstore foundation.
I have the shade soft honey.
It evens out my skin and blends very nicely.
The best way to apply this foundation is to use a damp sponge.
It avoids streakiness.

My favouite bronzer and blush.
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
I bought this because I needed a matte bronzer.
I was immediately sold when I found out it smells like chocolate.
It's so heavenly and I can't help but smell it every time I apply it.
What I love about this product is how natural it is.
I use this to contour my face and it gives me a nice subtle look without making it look like I'm purposefully trying to make my face look thinner. 
I'm pretty sure this will always be my favourite bronzer and I know I'll be repurchasing this product.

Gosh Cosmetics' Natural Blush in Flower Power
After I found my matte bronzer, I began to look for some matte blushes.
After watching one of Tanya Burr's video I knew I had to check out this blush.
It didn't take much convincing to purchase this. 
The packaging isn't the best and I'm scared to break it, but the colour is beautiful and I love the way it looks on my skin. 
It's very natural and I look like I have natural colour in my cheeks!
2014 is definitely going to be the year where I build my blush collection.

Let's move to the eyes!
Naked 3 Palette
This comes to no surprise.
I'm sure you've seen every beauty guru include this and I'm not sure if I'm allowed to include this because I got this at the end of 2013.
But I'm going to do it anyways because it's absolutely beautiful.
I went on a journey and a half to buy this and it's absolutely worth it.
I got the Naked 1 for Christmas and I love that one too.
I love the pink shades and I love the combinations of colours.
I've used this palette for every day looks and for when I got out at night.
You can literally use this palette for any look.
It's definitely worth the $70!

Stila's All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner
This eyeliner is the love of my life!
I had the longest struggle finding a good eyeliner.
At the beginning of 2013, I eventually just went to Sephora and asked for help.
The wonderful lady brought me over to this beauty.
First time I wore, I loved and I'm still loving it.
It applies so nicely, I can create a lovely cat eye as well because the tip is fine. 
& once it's's on.
It doesn't smudge- I've rubbed my eye accidentally and my eyeliner didn't budge.
The best thing about this is it isn't a pain to take off.
Any make-up remover that I use has no problem with this product. 

Rimmel Scandal Eyes & Rimmel Lash Accelerator
Now I expected that Benefit's They're Real would be my favourite mascara.
But this combination makes my eyelashes look unbelievable!
They curl nicely and it really lengthens everything- making my eyes look a lot bigger.
I first apply the lash accelerator which curls my eyelashes and lengthens them.
Then I use Scandal Eyes to thicken them.
I don't know how I didn't combine this two earlier...would've saved me a lot of money!

Finally, the lips.
I went a little bit lipstick crazy during 2013
From left to right: Revlon's Colourburst Matte Balm in Standout, MAC in Rebel, Rimmel London's Kate Moss in 107 and Rimmel  London's Apocalips in Apocaliptic
Lipsticks are the one thing that I'm really daring with.
I have no problem rocking a bold lip on a daily basis.

Revlon's Colourburst is my favourite red lipstick.
Since it's a balm, it's very moisturizing and the colour is very rich.
I can go majority of the day without touching it up, which is fantastic. 
It has a peppermint scent which I find very enjoyable. 

MAC's Rebel is by far my boldest lipstick.
It's a beautiful plum colour.
I love this for the fall and winter.
I find this a little drying on the lips therefore I have to apply a lip balm before putting it on.
I'm also finding myself reapplying this colour quite often. 

I purchased Kate Moss' 107 because of Zoella.
The colour was absolutely gorgeous on her.
I, however, didn't take into account that I have a very different skin tone compared to Zoe.
I didn't care, I bought it anyways. 
I love the vampy, matte look that this one gives.
It is definitely a fall colour, but I wore it in the summer- I don't care.
This is very drying though and stay power is not that great.

Lastly, Rimmel's Apocalips.
There was such a huge hype in the UK about this, so when it came here I had to try it.
This colour is a stunning hot pink!
This colour does not fade and where I wear this I do not have to touch it up!
I do have to be careful when applying this because before it sets is very messy!

There you have it :)
My favourite beauty products of 2013.
As this year progresses, I expect to add more products to my favourites and I can't wait to share them with you all!
Leave a comment below and let me know what your favourite products of 2013 were.
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses

Wednesday, 1 January 2014


Hello beautiful people
I come to you with this blog post in a very gutted and heartbroken state.
I've vaguely touched on this topic in a few blogs.
But my Boys. post touches on it the most.

I have just had my hear shattered for the fifth time (I think) in the past four months by the same guy. You can call me pathetic, but all I will do is flip my hair at you. I'm aware that I could've walked away many times, but part of me was still hanging on and hoping for the best. Tonight is the night that I realized I can't hold on anymore. This boy was controlling my happiness and influenced every aspect of my life. I tried to be the girl he'd like. I was willing to change my perspective. I was willing to do so much for him when he wasn't willing to return the favour.

It sucks when you care so much about a person and you want them to care about you. But in reality they don't give two shits

All of my friends and my mom and brother didn't like how he was treating me, but I was so quick to defend him. I would blame myself before I would blame him and that's not like me at all. I am the sassiest girl there is and for me to tame down that sass means a lot. I fell for him so hard and everything unfolded so quickly, my stomach felt like I was going down the first hill on the Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland over and over again. For the longest time I wish I could undo meeting him, but now I'm strangely thankful for the heart break he's putting me through. Thanks to my chummy, I realize that this is a learning experience and I've already learned so much.
Don't care about people, who don't care about you

I'm spending the next couple of days doing things that I enjoy and being with people that make me happy.  I'm hoping this will help me pull myself together because the second I can do that I am holding my head high and walking right out of that guys life. He's going to see what he missed out on and when he realizes it, I won't care because I'm going to be happy doing my own thing on my own terms. I let him control my feelings and this will never happen again. I determine my happiness and when I get over this bump in the road, I will be so happy. I will be stronger because this made me stronger.

I'm going to look back on this and thank him for teaching me many things. Majority of me is very upset and hurt. I'm so mad at him and I don't ever want him to be happy. But there's still that part of me that is pulling me through this. I will get through this. My New Years Resolution is working on my strength and this is the perfect time to push myself. Yes, it'll be hard to just walk away because I care about him so much. But I'm sick and tired for doing so much for someone who can brush me off so quickly. 

I've cried it out, I'm screamed and I've ranted. I have my chummy and my boys who are helping me through this. But I know this will be good for me because I'm already feeling so much better. Everything's going to change and I will make sure of it. This will be the last time I dwell on this situation and most definitely the last time I cry about this douche bag. It sucks that this is going down on the first day of 2014, but maybe it's a good thing. We'll see...

Hugs and Butterfly Kisses