Friday, 22 January 2016

NYX Round Lipstick - Review!

Hey Beauts,

The thing I love most about beauty is lipstick. There are so many different shades of lipstick. So many different formulas. So many different brands. So many different names. and yet I want them all. I am on a conquest, I feel, to find the best lipsticks that I can. 

This Nyx round lipstick definatly does not disappoint. This is one of my all time favourite lipsticks and yet it is the only Nyx round lipstick that I own. This saddens me. First of all, the colour, 'Chic Red', is a beautiful colour - absolutely stunning. I feel that for a bright red/pink it suits my skin tone perfectly and the blue undertones in it make my teeth look a lot whiter too. It applies really well as it is a nice and creamy formula that doesn't dry out the lips and to top it off, the last-ability of this is amazing. I can put this on before work in the morning, go to work, talk all day, eat lunch and once I am back in the car after work it will only just be fading in the center of my mouth. No jokes. It lasts so well and hardly bleeds around my lips at all. The formula is perfect. The pigmentation is great. The colour is stunning. I love this lipstick.

I will definatly be picking up more of these as soon as I can as they are so much easier to buy in the UK now as Boots have just started selling Nyx products online and these are a bargain at £4 each. I just won't be able to swatch them before I purchase them. But really, who can complain for £4. I bet they will be sold in Boots stores before we know it. 

I seriously cannot wait to pick up more of these! How about you? Have you ever tried anything from the NYX brand? More specifically the round lipsticks? How did you feel about them and what shades do you own? I would love to hear your opinions and thoughts in the comments down below. If you aren't already and would like to be, remember to follow on GFC and BlogLovin' so you don't miss out on any future posts. 

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

My New Obsession - Yankee Candle Wax Tarts!

Hey Beauts,

If you are anything like me, you will be so obsessed with scent - perfume, after shave, body sprays, room freshener, bath bombs and candles etc.  If there is one thing I love most about this new bungalow, it is the fact that every room smells beautiful every time I walk in and out of the different rooms. I think I am in love. 

These wax melts are beautiful and the price is beautiful too at £1.49 per melt so they don't break the bank. You do have to buy the melt warmers themselves but I think mine was only about £17.99 which is actually cheaper than a large candle anyway and so much safer. They are powered by a light bulb which gives off heat to melt the wax to give off the scent. If they get too hot, they automatically turn off and there is no lit flame so you can leave them on in different rooms, just like a little lamp.

As much as I love Yankee Candles I feel so much better about buying these. The scent they kick off is powerful and even though they are small, they really do pack a punch of scent out into the room. They only last about 5 evenings which I also don't mind because our noses can become accustomed to scents so you no longer smell them and I really do enjoy regularly changing the scents that I am burning around the home because of this. As you can see, they are really easy to accumulate loads of them (mainly because of how cheap they are) and I have a massive stash of them already.

I also love the decorative-ness of the lights themselves in both the light and the dark as they add a nice atmosphere to any room and are really quite a pleasant to look at and not to bright on the eyes.

Do any of you use the wax melts? What is your favourite Yankee Candle scent? and do you prefer these or the candles? I would love to hear your opinions so please leave a message down in the comments below letting me know. If you aren't already and would like to be, remember to follow on GFC and BlogLovin' so you don't miss out on any future posts.

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Monday, 18 January 2016

New Look Jewellery Sale Haul!

Hey Beauts,

So I popped into New Look yesterday and stumbled upon a few little beautiful pieces of jewellery to add into my collection. On the plus side, they were all in the sale and lets be honest - who doesn't love a good old sale? I know I do. On the other side - I am suppose to be saving money. Whoops!

Can you believe that all of these were actually all under £5? Well neither could I and that is why I picked them all up. The feather earrings were £1 down from £3.99 and the gold squared earrings were £2 down from £3.99. The beautiful bow was also £1 down from £3.99 and the bracelet was £2 down from £4.99. The best bargains however were the necklaces. The dirty gold coin necklace was £4 down from £9.99 which is great considering I am in love with the little coined detailing and lastly the gold and blush statement necklace was the biggest steal. I paid £2 and it was originally £12.99 - there were no beads or jewels missing and it fits beautifully around my neck line.

I think you would be crazy to miss out on this sale and I certainly didn't realise New Look had such a good sale on jewellery items, especially ones that weren't broken or out-dated. Did you buy anything nice in the sales this year? What stores did you find some great deals in? and did you buy anything jewellery related? I'd love to hear our responses in the comments down below. If you aren't already and would like to be, remember to follow on GFC and Blog Lovin' so you don't miss out on any future posts. 

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Happy 2016, What has been going on & Resolutions!

Hey Beauts,

It's been a while hasn't it really since I have sat down and blogged regularly - well that is about to change. I am so determined this year to stick to my goals and new years resolutions. On top of that, I finally feel a calming sensation coming over my life at the moment as it has been so hectic lately, let alone for Christmas, but my partner and I have moved into a much nicer place with much nicer neighbours! More on that later... 

So because I failed so much on last years resolutions, this years are pretty much identical so let me get copy & paste out....(don't worry, I have edited them slightly)

1. To lose weight! I saw something on Facebook the other day that went 'I wish I was as skinny as the first time I wanted to lose weight' and by god it is true. I am about 6 or 7 stoner heavier than when I first wanted to lose weight, which is quite sad really seeing as how I was probably only about 12 at the time. But this year, I am so determined to feel happy about myself and whilst I don't want to lose a huge amount, I just want to feel happy and confident with myself.  

2. To blog more! I love blogging. Not only to communicate with you beauts, but to look back on my thoughts of products or memories that I would have written down. I could come up with infinite excuses to what happened to my blogging streak I once had (lots of work hours, broken computer, moving out and laziness) but now it is just about starting over and trying again with more willpower! Plus, I have much better lighting in this place than I did in my little flat. 

3. To talk to people more! I feel so bad that I am getting on with life so much that I forget to talk to friends. People that I never see anymore from back home and people that I work with on a daily basis. Even though I talk to people when I see them and everything is great, I really feel as though I should try harder at being a great friend by letting my friends know that I am thinking about them and that I love them.

4. To save more! The past few years I have just spent my money willy nilly as part of me felt as though it gave me more freedom. Almost as if 'I've earned this money so I can buy all the nice things'. However I have learnt that to grow up, I need to learn to save money, for financial security and whatnot. Or at least spend it on things that will help me along in life! 

5. To start learning to drive! I had two driving lessons once and really enjoyed them. Driving comes with it much freedom too. Not having to rely on public transport or others to give you lifts. Whilst I am not planning on getting a driving license or even a car this year, I can at least attempt to get better at driving.

I feel as though this year will be my year to shine with my new year resolutions and I think that is down to setting small yet achievable goals and not setting one massive goal for the end of the year that seems so unachievable it is unreal.

For example, for losing weight in January;

Week 1 - Just get up and move around more, not necessarily exercise, just walk to the shops and work etc..

Week 2 - Get up and do 5 minutes of high intensity exercise each day. It is only 5 minutes, It is not exactly the most difficult challenge of my life - but it will help.

Week 3 - Do 5 minutes per day as in week 2, but also two extra 25 minute low intensity workouts (maybe pilates or something).

Week 4 - Exactly the same as week 3, but push myself harder in the workouts and make the 25 minute exercises more intense.

However, this was catered for me. I'd say more about eating healthier but as of right now, we don't really have a kitchen at the moment. So I am saving the 'eating healthier' goals for February when the kitchen is in and beautiful. I cannot wait!

As for moving out again - We've moved out! We have moved into a much nicer property, a detached bungalow with lovely old neighbours. I cannot tell you how much I have missed central heating as the flat only had electric heaters. The rent is exactly the same and yet the bungalow is much much nicer and I am over the moon.

So there you have it. I hope my beauts and readers of this blog enjoyed this post - I don't really tell you much of what is going on in my life so I thought this little update was needed. I would absolutely love the hear your thoughts on new years resolutions and what yours are if you have any, so leave a comment down below letting me know. If you aren't already and would like to be, remember you can follow on BlogLovin' and GFC so you don't miss out on any future posts.

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx