Monday, 17 April 2017

Nivea Sensitive Micellar Water

I touched on this product slightly in my monthly favourites but I wanted to do a separate review on it so here it is!

I usually just stick to my trusty Garnier Micellar Water whether it was the Oil Infused one or just the normal one but I was running out and my Mum gave me this Sensitive Caring Micellar Water from Nivea to use and I was so impressed with it when I first used it. It removed my makeup so much more quickly than I was expecting it too, and it removed my eyeliner which is always the part that seems to linger on my bottom lash line when it's time to remove the makeup.

The other thing I liked about this one is that it's for sensitive skin, and let's just say I DO have sensitive skin and some makeup removers leave my eyes and my skin stinging like crazy but I didn't get that at all with this and I've been suffering with really dry skin lately as well and that stings like anything when using some moisturisers but it didn't hurt at all when using this to take my makeup off which was honestly such a relief. I also didn't find that it left my skin feeling tacky after all my makeup was removed, if anything it felt really fresh, clean and hydrated. Overall I'm really loving this one at the moment and I'd definitely repurchase it when the time comes, super impressed! It retails at £3,69 for 200ml which is perfect for me because I don't wear makeup too often so this is going to last me a while, also it goes on sale for around £2 which is even more of a bargain and definitely cheaper than the Garnier!

B x

Monday, 10 April 2017

What's In My Bag?

As you can tell by the title I'm going to do a What's In My Bag post! Weirdly I like these kind of posts/videos probably because I'm nosey and want to know what everyone keeps in their bags because you know why not it might give you an idea and be like YAS I need that in my bag or you know their might be a weird thing and your like wtf why is that in their bag either way the moral of the story is that I'm nosey and I like these posts so I figured I'd do one.

Firstly my bag (badly pictured - soz) is from Skinny Dip London, now you've ALL probably heard about Skinny Dip, they seem to be the go to place of every blogger looking for a quirky phonecase (me included) but the best thing is they sell a bunch of other things too and one of those things is bags! I got myself a backpack and it's the Bumble one which was from their Cowboy range I think? It's silver with studs on the top flap and patterns and it's got a button to close it and an internal zip pocket as well, it's actually a really nice bag, I like backpacks because I'm one to carry my camera everywhere but I will say it's annoying at the same time because you can't take it out quickly to snap that perfect picture that will be gone within a second and you've missed it because you were too slow opening your backpack, other than that, really like it, it's practical, pretty and great for storing all of my crap. 

Obviously first thing in my bag is my phone - does anyone go anywhere without a phone these days? The answer to that is yes. If you answered no, well then you clearly haven't met my sister. I have an iPhone surprise surprise yeah it's expensive Apple are annoying but still love the phone. 

Diary + Pen - You never know when you're going to need your diary or a pen to jot something down quickly, I know I could use my phone but there's nothing like a cute lil diary to write all that important crap in you know like what you're having for dinner that night or when your favourite TV show's back or if you're a lot more social than me party dates and other things. 

Merci Hand Gels* - Firstly oh my gosh how cute are these little Hand Gels? They're literally the cutest things ever and I'm surprised my sister hasn't stolen them because she's a sucker for cute small products. These little hand gels are the perfect size to pop into your bag for the day or night out even, it's nice to have an anti bacterial gel when you go out just incase you touch something gross or you go to the doctors and have to touch the door where all germy people are because doctors (lol) the other thing about this is how yummy they smell. At first they smell gross, like a proper anti bacterial gel but then when you've rubbed it all in it smells so nice! I have the scents Black Vanilla and Lollipop and they just smell so nice, leave your hands feeling soft, smelling nice and you know no longer germy. YAY FOR NO GERMS. 

Camera - Not pictured just the lens cap because I used it to take this picture so couldn't include it HA - As you probably know I love photography bloody love it, slack on it half the time but still love it nonetheless. I have a Canon DLSR and it's my little baby and the best thing EVER. 

Tissues - These are an ESSENTIAL because I'm a nightmare with my runny nose seriously (bet you could've done without knowing that but hey ho were all friends here...I hope) but what better way to wipe your nose with an angel tissue, aren't they the cutest? Not much else to say really, essential, runny nose or you know mucky pup with food or ice cream around your mouth. 

Baby Lips - You can't go anywhere without having a nice lip balm in your bag just in case you fancy a top up or when your lips are dry and you need to apply it like every hour (talking about a friend...) I have this funky looking one from Maybelline which is a cheek and blush so two products  in one however I don't wear blush so I use it purely for my lips, it's got a nice little peachy tint, smells amazing and keeps my lips hydrated. What more could I want? 

Lastly is a purse and oh my gosh how adorable is this little strawberry purse it's literally the cutest thing, I keep my money in here you know 1p coins I've found here and there and the odd £1 coin. Broke life eh? I may be broke but at least my purse is cute.

B x

*This post contains PR samples. 

Gluten Free Easter Cornflake Nests

I love a good little cereal treat, whether it's with Rice Krispies or Cornflakes. I know the usual Easter Cereal Treat is with Shredded Wheat but when you eat Gluten Free you miss out on those ones but I was really fancying some so I figured I'd make my own but do them with some Gluten Free Cornflakes instead! They're the easiest things to make but they look super cute, and they taste really good. 

Here's what you'll need: 

Gluten Free Cornflakes 
Cupcake Cases 

All you need to do for these is to break up the chocolate melt it all together in a bowl, I pop it into the microwave for 30 seconds at a time and keep checking on it until it's all melted, next pour in however many Cornflakes you'd like and mix all the chocolate and Cornflakes together, then before they all dry together spoon the chocolate Cornflakes into cupcake cases add a few mini eggs and leave them to set and there you go, easy cute Easter treats done! 

B x 

Friday, 7 April 2017

Body Fantasies Body Spray

As you may or may not have seen in my March Favourites I mentioned that I was loving the Sweet Pea Fantasy Body Spray from Body Fantasies. I loved their original range and my favourites were definitely Pink Grapefruit and Twilight Mist. Pink Grapefruit was my go to Spring/Summer scent and then Twilight Mist was my go to for the Autumn/Winter. When I saw they were releasing FOUR new scents in bigger 236ml sized bottles I was so excited, I saw all of the names and I immediately wanted to try Kissing In the Rain, not because I love kissing in the rain because I have no one to kiss in the rain but I'm sure it'd be fun and romantic like it always is in the movies however nope didn't want to try it because of that, I wanted to try it purely because it had the word 'rain' in it; now you make think I'm the weird one but I love rain, seriously if I wake up and there's rain hitting the window I instantly feel relaxed and happy, probably how some people feel when they see the sunshine but the sun doesn't do that for me, stormy rainy cloudy weather does.

I was thinking about doing a beauty shop so Kissing in the rain was first on my list however I got an email about trying them out and oh my gosh I jumped at the chance seriously I think it's the quickest I've ever replied to the email. What I didn't expect was to receive all four of their bigger bottles of the new scents!! One of the reasons as to why I love these is because I'm such a clumsy person so I end up dropping a lot of things but the best thing is these are in plastic bottles so they don't break when you drop them which is obviously such a good thing for me no more broken perfume bottles, YAY! I still have some of the smaller 94ml bottles as well and I got them last year so it just shows how long they actually last so these bigger bottles are probably going to last me AGES! On their description they actually claim to have 575 sprays in them and the 94ml to have 300 sprays and to be honest I 100% agree with that. Not that I've counted you know but they just last so long. 

The scents I received were: 

Sweet Pea Fantasy* - 'A fun and flirty fragrance'  Sweet Pea Fantasy actually ended up being my favourite scent out of all of them in the end, it smells so fruity and it just reminds me of Spring and Summer and I definitely think this will be my go to Spring/Summer body spray. I've been using it nonstop lately and it literally looks like I haven't even touched it, I love how long they last! 

Kissing In The Rain* - 'A young, clean fruity and floral fragrance'  Kissing In The Rain is my next favourite scent and again I think it'll be my go to spray for the Autumn and Winter because it actually smells like rain, like seriously, like spring rain weirdly but like a floral scent all at the same time, so it's a mix of floral and musty sort of scent I would say, I absolutely love it though, it's exactly as they describe it.

Vanilla* - 'Combines rich notes to create a relaxing and exhilarating fragrance' Vanilla is exactly what you expect it to smell like. Vanilla! It smells like Vanilla Ice Cream and just basically all things Vanilla it smells really really good. 

Cotton Candy* - 'Absolutely delicious! This playful body spray brings back childhood memories of carefree days and fun' Cotton Candy is the sweetest scent out of all of them and I think this could be either a love it or hate it kind of scent depending on how you feel about sweet scents. It does really remind me of some of the Lush Bath Bombs and just walking into a funfair full of cotton candy and happiness in the Summer,  so if you love that then this Scent will definitely be right up your street, but if you're not a lover of the sweet scents, I'd try one of the others and steer clear of this one. 

All these scents are available NOW from the Superdrug website and they're available in both the smaller and larger bottles, the small bottles (94ml) retail for £3.99 and the bigger ones(236ml) retail at £8.99 which isn't actually a bad price considering the amount you're actually getting and how long they last, total bargain! 

B x 

*This Post Contains PR Samples. 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Gluten Free Easter Nest Brownies

With Easter being this month I fancied making some Gluten Free Easter Brownies, I had a real craving for them and they didn't turn out too bad so I thought I'd pop the recipe up on here so you can make them yourselves if you fancy it. They were so yummy even if I do say so myself, I also probably ate the majority of them. Oops. 

Here's what you'll need to make these Easter Brownies: 

150g Plain Chocolate 
100g Butter 
200g Sugar (I used Caster Sugar) 
100g Plain White Flour (I used Doves Farm)
1tsp Baking Powder 
3 Eggs 
Mini Eggs 
Betty Crocker Fudge Frosting 

  1. Gently melt together the chocolate and the butter on a medium heat on the stove 
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, flour and baking powder until combined
  3. Next beat the eggs into the dry ingredients and mix together 
  4. Once your chocolate and butter is fully melted, pour it into the bowl with your other ingredients and mix together until it's all combined and you have a brownie batter 
  5. Pour your mixture into a baking tin and bake in the oven for 22-25 minutes but keep checking on them anyway 
  6. Leave to cool and cut into squares 
  7. All that's left to do is to use your frosting, spread a little bit onto each of the brownies and use a fork to make the nest pattern, add on a few mini eggs and voila, little brownie Easter egg nests done!

B x 

Monday, 3 April 2017

March Favourites

It's monthly Favourites time!! I've got a few favourites this month so let's just right into it 
First up is the Bulleproof Mascara from Teeez Cosmetics* now I'm really not going to say too much about this one because I've wrote a review on it here which you can read but oh my gosh I just LOVED it from the first time I tried it. Seriously. 

Okay so remember when I said I ditched my trusty Studio Fix for the Rimmel Wake Me Up? Yeah well turns out I then ditched the Wake Me Up for my SFF. I love it okay, it's literally the best foundation I've ever tried, yes it's pricey which trust me, annoys the hell out of me when I have to repurchase it, but at the same time I know I love the product and I know how good the coverage and staying power for it is, so overall just a win win from me really. 

I was running out of my usual makeup remover and my Mum gave me this one from Nivea which is for sensitive skin, and I'm SO glad she did, it really removes your makeup so quickly, and it didn't make my skin sting or go red literally nothing. 

Oh next up is some body sprays, now you all should know how much I love the original Body Fantasies, but guess what? They've added FOUR new scents to their range and in bigger bottles. YAYYY!! My current favourite is the Sweet Pea Fantasy* scent but as per because I'm annoying I'm not going to say too much because I've got a review coming on these real soon! 

Next up is a couple of music favourites that I've been listening too for the last month or so and the first one is Unfinished Business by Nathan Sykes, I didn't expect to love this album as much as I actually do, I always find myself singing the songs and my favourite has to be There's Only One Of You! Absolutely LOVE that song! 

Last but not least is a favourite YouTuber! I hardly put YouTube favourites in my monthly favourites but for this one I wanted to include it because I'm really enjoying her vlogs and the person it is is Being Kelsey. I love her videos, mainly because she's so down to earth and so positive, seriously if you want a giggle and some positivity go check out her videos here!

B x 

*This post contains PR samples
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