Beauty, Fashion, Life

Friday, 30 January 2015

Review // Faith in Nature Shampoo & Conditioner


For the longest time, I have been struggling a lot with the condition of my hair - I have a lot of it, and keeping it healthy is a struggle. I personally have quite normal hair, however my roots tend to get quite oily, and the only product which seems to work for me is a shampoo and conditioner which costs in the region of about £25! Now I honestly can't be spending this much on these products, and whilst it does offer some support with my greasy hair, I'm always on the lookout for new products that can do the job, at a much more purse friendly price. This is where Faith in Nature comes in.

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Clothing Haul! Missguided, New Look, Primark & TopShop!


I know I've said before that I really struggled finding anything to purchase in the Christmas/January sales, but now I can take that back and safely say that I am completely spent out! After a few trips to multiple shopping centres and a cheeky online order, I need to stop spending money for quite some time now!
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Friday, 23 January 2015

The Importance Of Primer / Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Review

 
Up until a few months back, I was someone who believed that eyeshadow primer was an unnecessary step to a makeup routine. After all I couldn't be bothered to use a product on my eyes that wouldn't be visible when applied and could "so-called" keep my eyeshadow on all day. And for me I considered the prices of the most raved about primers to be too high for my budget.
 
Then rewind to around October time, when my opinion on all of this changed completely. Previously I would only wear eyeshadow on special occasions or night outs, but I then started wearing it on pretty much a daily basis. I found that roughly 4 hours after I'd applied my eyeshadow, it had creased so much that all you could pretty much see on my eyelids was a little brown line...not attractive in the slightest! And by this point I knew that I'd need to try a primer.
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Happy 1st Birthday xBeautyMagic!!

 
It's quite hard to believe that I'm actually saying this, but today is my blog's 1st birthday! Yes, that's right. I've been blogging for exactly one year today! I think it's fair to say that I'm so proud of everything that I've achieved so far, and can only hope everything continues to improve from here!
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Saturday, 17 January 2015

What's In My Bag! Uni Edition

 
As you may or may not know, I actually very recently started making YouTube videos. This is in fact only my second video to date! As I currently love watching them myself, I decided to film a What's In My (University) Bag so any of you similarly nosey people can have a little look yourself!
 
I definitely carry around a lot of different items with my on a typical university day, from my purse to some slightly unexpected items. I was even discovering new things in there - just goes to show how organised I actually am!
 
I hope you'll be able to take a few minutes out of your day to take a little look, and please leave your YouTube links down below (or in the video comments) and I'll be sure to check it out! I'm also looking into purchasing a better camera for my videos, so fingers crossed the quality will be much better very, very soon (as I don't have 1080p on my camera right now).
 

 
I hope you enjoy my What's in my Bag video! I can assure you that my next blog post will be unrelated to my YouTube, however I'm sure that you can understand this is simply one of the best ways to tell everyone about my new channel! Please let me know what you think!
 
Lots of Love
 
 

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Thursday, 15 January 2015

I Started a YouTube Channel?!


Yes, you heard it right! I've finally plucked up the courage and created my first ever YouTube video. YouTube has been something that I've been really wanting to do for almost 3 years now and for so long I just haven't had the confidence to do so. Blogging has helped so much and, well today was the day that my confidence arrived!

I know that compared to the majority of Youtubers, what I've filmed is in no way amazing, but like a blog, YouTube is a learning curve and I expect only to improve as time goes on. I can remember exactly what my blog was like almost a year ago, and to think I've managed to get it to this point is incredible. I can only hope that I can improve as much within YouTube! I've been planning on buying a camera that will be more suited for filming (as well as blogging), as I'm currently stealing my parents camera which is the best option I have right now! Obviously the quality isn't incredible so please leave me any suggestions on suitable cameras!

I'm also aware that occasionally at times when bloggers start YouTube channels, they tend to abandon their blog. My blog is 100% my first priority right now, and I can assure that (as long as I'm not stressed with 700 pieces of coursework), I will be posting at least twice a week. With YouTube, I'd also like to post roughly 2 times each week, however I understand that sometimes I may not have the time to to do so. Therefore I'll aim for two each week, but if I can only post once, it'll have to suffice...I don't think I'm going to have a strict posting regime.

Anyways for my first video I decided to film my 2014 fashion favourites. I know it's a little late, but I blogged about my 2014 beauty favourites, and personally just found it too hard to take pictures of fashion items for such a post, so I thought it would be a perfect first video for my channel! I'm already looking forward to filming more videos very soon, hopefully getting others involved as well!

There's only one video uploaded so far, but expect more very soon, and I would be extremely appreciative if you'd take just a few minutes out of your day to watch my video (link below). If you'd like to possibly give me some feedback on how to improve, that would be incredible :)



I hope you enjoy! Suggestions for future videos would also be appreciated! Thank you!
Lots of Love
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Monday, 12 January 2015

January Sales / Elizabeth Arden


I have to say that this year I was extremely disappointed with the Christmas sales. Usually I'm placing multiple orders online and clearing the racks in stores, but this year I only purchased one clothing item. I did however find this beaut of a set from Elizabeth Arden in Debenhams. Now, usually I do consider Elizabeth Arden to be aimed more towards the older woman rather than myself, however as this All Day Chic Collection was priced at just £50 instead of the £300 price tag, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. After all, it's high end makeup for a bargain price. Similar to pre-Christmas, they are selling these for £50 online as long as you purchase two Elizabeth Arden products, along with Boots, however I would check in stores if you're interested, as I didn't need to purchase any other products. Now for what's actually in the box!

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Friday, 9 January 2015

2014 Makeup Favourites

 
It's safe to say that last year was a good year for me in terms of discovering new beauty products. My interest for makeup only really started a couple years ago and since then I've collected just a little bit of makeup...most of which I discovered in 2014. I purchased so many great things this past year, however have picked some of my personal stand-out makeup products to share with you, many which I use on a almost daily basis!
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Monday, 5 January 2015

The Perfect Prom With Aviva Dress!

*I know that it’s still a while away, but for those of you celebrating your prom this year; it’s never too early to start thinking about that perfect dress. It’s hard to believe that it’s so long ago, but I can remember starting to search for prom dresses in January, exactly 4 years ago, and it’s a whole lot better to be prepared.
Recently, I was contacted by Lisa over at Aviva Dress asking if I’d like to talk about their online dress shop, and I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised by what I found. Below you'll be able to see a selection of some of my favourite prom dresses off their site, hopefully helping out you girls with your prom fast approaching!

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Friday, 2 January 2015

A Year In Reflection & A Year To Achieve

 
Happy New Year Everyone!
Yes, I'm a day late, but as I was at work the entire day, I didn't really have any time to blog. I hope you all had a lovely New Years; I celebrated ringing in the new year surrounded by my family, how about yourself?
 
Today, I'm going to reflect upon some of my biggest achievements and favourite things I did during 2014, as well as talking about some of those that I want to do during this upcoming year. These won't necessarily be New Year's resolutions, as I've never really been into making resolutions, but they'll be some sort of guidance as what I want to do/achieve in 2015.
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