Thursday, 31 July 2014


I don't know about you but I love 'favourites' blog posts and YouTube videos. If you don't know what I'm talking about then it's basically a run down of a few things that a blogger, or vlogger, has been loving over the past month. It's great if you are nosy like me or need to know something is reccomended by someone you trust before you head out and by it. It's a pretty big deal in the world of beauty blogging but it doesn't all have to be about skincare and make-up, it's up to you! Never one wanting to miss out I thought I would join in and  try and feature a favourites post on this blog every month. After all there is only so much rambling on about why I am so obsessed with a certain nail polish that my mum can take. Let's get started...

If like me you suffer from permanent ghost face then this right here is your new BFF. I like to have a bit more colour to my face during Summer, well I would like to all year round really, but there's something about regular fake tan that doesn't sit well on my face. It either breaks me out or makes my skin feel tight and dry. This facial tanning mist by Garnier however gives a golden glow without any real issues. I wasn't sure it was going to be up to that much when I picked it up but I just spray it all over my face before bed every couple of days and I wake up practically a new woman. I am a golden goddess. Kind of. It lessens my desire to pile of heavy foundation before I leave the house and it doesn't even ruin my white pillow. I do wish it lasted a bit longer but hey, can't have it all. 

#2 Topshop lipstick in Pillow Talk - £8 (unavailable online)
I'm putting it out there, I think Topshop lipsticks could be my favourites. After scraping every last bit from my, now discontinued, Secret Admirer lipstick I was after a new pale pink, and so Pillow Talk came in to my life. It's ideal for Summer when you want something light in colour and light in texture. Topshop lipsticks are both pigmented and moisturising, a tricky combo to find. Win, win.

If there was one thing that was 100% making it in to my favourites this month it was Beach Bag by Model's Own. It's one of five shades from the Polish for Tans collection that all promise to enhance a tan and I really think it does. Apparently it's something about being a white based neon? I don't know, but I like it. After being hyped up by beauty bloggers it was pretty tricky to get my hands on though. I finally managed to pick it up on ASOS one day after it being out of stock for what felt like eternity but was most likely only a couple of days. Oh the drama. 

Long story short I had a MAC voucher for Christmas and after plenty of dithering I bought this blusher, or blush if you're American. Great story. Anyway, it's just a good every day pink, not too light, not too bright. It's meant to last longer than MAC's regular blushes and whilst I can't vouch for that, (for me blushers never really last all day), I am really enjoying it. I also love the name, it kind of makes me laugh. 'Stay Pretty', OK I will. 

I swear, beauty products aren't the be all and end all of my life so look, here's a book! I'm trying to make myself read a little more. I'm a pretty slow reader usually but I'm to trying to get through a book every month. After reading John Green's Looking for Alaska last year and The Fault in Our Stars last month, Paper Towns was next on my list. I really don't know how to word this without giving anything away but it's narrated by a boy trying to track down a missing girl. I haven't quite finished it yet, only fifty pages left so know spoilers please, but I'm desperate to find out what has actually happened to Margo Roth Spiegelman. It really does grip you all the way through. 

And that's your lot. Have you got your hands on any of these? What have been your July favourites?

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Sunday, 27 July 2014


So we're starting things off with a Disneyland themed post! Well what better way would there be? Back at the end of May/beginning of June myself and my sister jetted off to Disneyland Paris for the weekend. We stayed in the Val d'Europe area and our hotel was only about a 15 minute walk away from the parks, ideal for anyone on a non-disney hotel budget. After an evening spent at the Disney Village, buying completely necessary Minnie Mouse ears and drinking cocktails next to a zebra at Rainforest Cafe, our first full day was spent at the Disneyland Park. Cue the selfies...

Disclaimer: I didn't actually have any intention of creating a blog post of our time whilst I was there, if I had then these photos would be like, so totally amazing and not mostly taken with iPhones. 
When we went it was, well, Spring, and so the 'Swing in to Spring' theme was running strong throughout the  Disneyland Park. That meant more flowers, more topiary and a lot more Mary Poppins than any other time of year. I've only just got the parade song out of my head. Oh wait, it's back. 'Spring is everywhereeeee!'

Ah Big Thunder Mountain, easily our favourite ride, we managed to get on it three times. Thank god for fastpass. 
Yo-ho yo-ho a pirates life for me. Unfortunately we didn't come across Johnny Depp during our pirate adventures. Shame.
And a day at Disneyland just wouldn't be complete without a ride on the teacups. 

Day 2 and it was off to the Walt Disney Studios Park. This meant we were off to ride The Tower of Terror, Rock 'n' Rollercoaster, and the Crush's Coaster. The new Ratatouille ride opened not long after we went which we were disappointed about, but I guess that just gives us a reason to go again right?

Oh look, another selfie, this time with the man himself, Walt. 

I love the Toy Story Playland area and how everything is made to make you feel like a tiny tiny person. The queues in this area were just that bit too long though. I suppose that's what you get for being a (semi) adult in Disneyland during the holidays. 

Of course a post about Disneyland wouldn't be complete without some obligatory, poor quality firework photos. Enjoy!

Oh yeah, and cake, and fudge. God do Disney know how to satisfy my sweet tooth. 

So that's it! A short, tiring, but truly, and very cheesily, magical weekend.