Monday, 17 November 2014

L'Oréal lipstick review

So I have been admiring these lipsticks for for awhile now especially the collection exclusive/privee. Everytime I walked past them in Boots or Superdrug I picked it up and ummed and urred but didn't buy them until now. I brought mine from Superdrug on a 3 for 2 for £6.99 each but like I said I had looked and wanted them for ages so it wasn't just an impulse buy. I have recently really wanted to start wearing lipsticks and I felt if I got some good quality ones that didn't feel sticky it would make me want to wear them.

I got one collection exclusive by Eva in the shade Eva's nude, the second in is from collection privée by Julianne in the shade Julianne's nude and the third is a normal Color Riche in the shade 302 bois de rose. I chose this because they are quite muted tones and are very nutural. I love the each of the colours even though they are very similar. Underneath is a picture of the swatches I took of each lipstick

They are super creamy and smell quite nice and they really aren't sticky which is what I want in a lipstick. I found them to have long lasting ability and so am really looking forward to wearing them.

Personally I love the packaging I have to say I prefer the black packaging to the gold but I think they feel sturdy so could get knocked around in my handbag and still be fine. I like the fact there's a sort of clip on the lid so it doesn't fall off which means you can just throw it in your handbag when your leaving because who has time to make sure it's all ok in your bag before you leave. 

I would definitely recommended these however I feel it's better for those who aren't just beginning makeup because of the price and other things I feel that for a beginner a collection or a rimmel lipstick might be better.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Top Tip Tuesday | Stress Relief

I'm terrible with this. I find so much in life stressful especially with all the work I am having to do at college then applying for university and thinking about moving away from home it all just get's a little bit too much sometimes but that's ok because I am learning how to beat this stress and you can too so without further ado I give you my top tips for stress relief.

  1. STOP!
Take a minute and just breathe there is no need to get worked up over everything going on, you can handle it I promise. It's just a matter of balancing everything. So stop and breathe if you get yourself all panicky it will only make things worse. Trust me I have done this far too much.

  1. Talk to someone

If it's school or college work go and speak to the teacher it concerns after all we are all human and they will understand. At first I was too shy to go and tell my teacher that I have been overloaded with work and can't do all of it for the deadline but when I did they completely understood and helped me work out what I needed to do and for when and even said I didn't need to do some of it or extended deadlines. Or go and talk to a friend they will understand and if they are anything like my friends they will always try and help. I mentioned my friend Jess in one of my favourites posts and we have a code we use and it works and I know if anything goes wrong I can just talk to her. So surround yourself with good people plus if you are with a friend they can make you laugh which is another known way of relieving stress.

  1. Make lists your new best friend

Grab a piece of paper and write down everything you need to do. Then start from the top and focus on that item of the list and do each one at a time because if you start trying to do everything all at once it won't work and it will stress you out even more. Plus there is nothing more satisfying then crossing things off of your list. I recently helped a friend who was getting herself worked up because she said she had so much work that I just sat her down and made a to do list and she instantly felt better and said that she had less to do than she first thought.

  1. Exercise

This may not seem important especially if you have a long list of things to do but just take 10 minutes to go and have a little walk because this can be important however it is the most important thing there is you just have to look on the NHS website to see it cuts the risk or early death by 30%  and cuts the risk of major diseases such as cancer, diabetes and strokes by up to 50% ( So exercise really is important and could be great if you did it with a friend as you can walk and talk and feel so much better.

  1. Get a good nights sleep

This one I used to be terrible at but now I make sure I get the recommended amount of sleep for my age group. Also you must lower you caffeine intake as this can affect the amount you sleep.

  1. Don't procrastinate

If you put things off then more and more things will build up and then you'll be even more stressed which will not help so go start whatever you need to do and get it done because it won't get done by itself and then you can always get an early night as I've already mentioned.

  1. Drink Green Tea

I personally do not do this as I don't like the taste but this is meant to really help with stress so it may be worth a go.

  1. Listen to music

It's been proven to help relax someone if they listen to music. This has got to be one of my favourite tips as I love to listen to music and am rarely without earphones in my bag. It's great to just put them in and forget anything that's happening at that point in time.

So just remember things will get better in the end and you will get through whatever's happening. If you have any tips leave them below as I am always looking for new ways to relieve stress and I'm sure anyone else reading this will love to see anymore tips.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Favourites Friday - 2 in 1 Nivea Cleanser and Toner

I decided about a week or two ago that I would really like to get into skin care because I was fed up with having horrible looking skin that got far too oily but the problem was that no product would jump out of the bottle and apply itself to my face. I decided to order a bundle of products from Superdrug and see what works best and one of the products I ordered was this 2 in 1 Cleanser and Toner by Nivea and even though I have used other products such as new day cream and night cream my skin looks so much better and I have definitely noticed that my face doesn't get as oily and all the little imperfections have cleared up and bit and considering it was quite cheap I am so happy I stumbled upon it. I also love the fact that it's a 2 in 1 because if I'm running late in the morning or evening than I just use this and it is so was to use and is a nice consistency and doesn't smell bad. I would definitely recommend this product if like me you are rubbish at keeping up with skin care or just don't have time as it only take a few seconds to apply and it's so important to use cleanser and toner.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Top Tip Tuesday - Interviews

Recently I have been successful for a sales assistant temporary job and I found the interview extremely nerve racking especially as it was my first interview. So I felt I would share a few tips that I found helpful from my research before my interview.

  1. Do your research!
Look at the companies website what can you find out about what sort of company it is, if it sells products what sort of products do they sell? If you look at a "working with us" type section and see the job you are being interviewed for look at what sort of qualities they are looking for in a potential employee and use this knowledge and apply it to what you have done that makes you the number candidate they should hire.

  1. Look the part

Make sure you choose an outfit the night or few days before that is suitable and meets the standards they are expecting. For my interview I wore a black and white skirt that came to below the knee with a smart blouse and cardigan. If you're a girl try not to wear anything too revealing as they will be judging you on the way you look and you do not want to give off the wrong impression.

  1. Prepare a question

During my time at college we have always been told that the one main thing that could change an interview from a mediocre one to the one that they will definitely hire is a good question! So when you are doing your research think of potential questions you can ask so when they say "Do you have any questions you would like to ask" you can say yes.

  1. Practice

Everyone knows that old saying "practice makes perfect" well it's never been more true. If you search potential questions on YouTube there are so many helpful videos that tell you how to answer a question and what the interviewer will be looking for. Get your friends and family to give you a mock interview and just practice what you might say because this way you will appear confident when answering because you have practiced and there will be less awkward pauses and those occasional "umm"s won't slip out because you'll know what you want to say.

  1. Be yourself

An interview is a great way to show off that you are the best person for the job but the interviewer will want to know why. What is it about you that makes you, you and what makes you good for the job. You just need to show them your amazing personality and to do this just be truthful, smile and keep breathing.


I hope this helps and if you have an interview soon, good luck! You'll be fine just remember to smile :)