Thursday, 31 October 2013

It's my Birthday!

I know this isn't my usual posting day but I've just been too excited! 

It's my Birthday! 


And... What makes it even better? 

It's halloween! 

Double the excitement as it is every year with me. I'd just like to use this post to say a MASSIVE thank you to all those who have followed me over this past month and a bit, whether that's been via bloglovin', GFC or on twitter. It means a lot to me and I love you all so much for it. I haven't been blogging for long, but so far I've managed to gather a great following and I am so grateful for you all. I love blogging and wish to continue it for as long as I can.

Happy Halloween!
Here are some embarrassing snaps I've found on my Facebook!

My Little sister Holly, My Dad and Me on a hot sunny day when I was younger, The ugliest baby you ever did see, Holly and Me playing in an old baby bath.
From Left to Right:
Me and My best friend Ryan: In the pool, when we were babies & at prom 2 years ago.
Me slightly tipsy, 3am with my friends Josie and Becky, A Causal Pose..
Left to Right:
My sister, Auntie & Me aged 3/4 (I Think), My idea of a cool scrapbook photo, On a school trip aged 8 (I have the tacky heart shirt on), A younger birthday party - I'm third in!
Me and Harry Judd, Me and Tom Fletcher, Myself and Danny Jones, The love of my life Dougie Poynter and I.
On a school expedition to Morocco - yes that's me in the middle! My Older Siter Teresa and I after being on a ride at Thorpe Park, Kim Radley and me on school leavers day, My best friend Rhiannon and me casually slurpin' on milkshakes.
Me and Daddy outside Royal Alber Hall before McFly in September, Me and My Mum watching Harry from McFly at Strictly Live last year. a friend, myself and Rocky (from Customise Fashion on Youtube) at a friends 18th. Me and my old drama teacher doing what I love most - Stage Managing theatre!
I hope you have amazing Halloween's and thanks again for supporting me and my blog!
Check out Kim Radley's Blog HERE and Customise Fashion on Youtube HERE.
xox

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Halloween Makeup Look: Black Cat!


I am always VERY excited around this time of year; Not only because I am a massive Halloween fan, but also because I was born on 31st October. Yep, you've got it. 

It's my birthday on Halloween!

This year I have three events to go to. The first and second are both on my birthday. I'll be starting the night out at a friends Halloween Party and then finishing the night by going into town with another friend. Ironically, both of my friends are called Becky. Triple the trouble! The third Halloween event I will be attending is the following day, Friday 1st November - A Halloween party is being hosted for me at the pub where I work (so kind of them). 

Naturally, I've decided to dress up for both nights - which means double the dress up fun for me!
Here is one of the looks I am going for!

Halloween Black Cat.


For this look, I kept it quite simple as I knew there would be a noticeable main feature to it and I didn't want to draw away from that. I started off with my usual makeup routine.

-Concealer (Benefit Boiing)
-Foundation (Rimmel Stay Matte)
-Powder (Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder)

I then filled in my brows, darker than I usually would with Benefit Brow Zing and lined my lips with my Rimmel Moisture Renew Universal Lip Liner. For my eyes, I went dramatic. A base of 'R.S.V.P' cream shadow by Benefit was the starter and then I progressed on with 'Thanks A Latte' shadow by Benefit in the outer corners of my lids. To finish it off I accented with Benefit's 'Quick look busy' in the crease. I lined the top of my eyes thickly with Collection's liquid liner and winged them out for a 'cat eye' effect. Rimmel's Black Eye Definer Pen is what defines my water line and bottom lash line, which I have joined up with the rest of my eye liner. I also used my Collection Liquid Liner to make my cat's nose and whiskers, which can take a while to get symmetrical! Finally, I coloured in my lips with my Lasting Finish Colour Rush in 600 'On Fire' by Rimmel.

And Of course, I couldn't leave the look with out my kitty ears! (From Claire's Accessories).
I'll be wearing this lovely play suit for my outfit with my gorgeous bootie heels!

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?
Will you be trying out any of these look?
Let me know in the comments below

xox


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Sunday, 27 October 2013

My Favourite: Autumn Nails


Painting my nails has become one of my weekly rituals, I sit down with a movie or the latest episode of 'The Vampire Diaries' and pamper my fingers. I love painting my nails lots of different colours but when it comes to Autumn, I love being able to paint them the warmer, richer and all together darker colours.

Here are a pick of my favourites for October / November.

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1 - Rimmel Space Dust: 005 Total Eclipse

I absolutely love this shade. Not only is it the most gorgeous mix of black and a dark emerald green, but it is also just the right amount of sparkly. Perfect for my Haunted Cat Halloween costume!


2 - Barry M Gelly Hi Shine: 334 Plum

As a starter I'd like to point out that I am generally a massive fan of this collection by Barry M, I think they have a really nice finish and genuinely do last a little longer than the standard polish. This shade is a very deep purple and when applied is almost black looking. However, I don't think this is a bad thing and I adore it. Perfect for the autumn months when your in a darker mood. 



3 - Barry M Gelly Hi Shine: 334 Mango

For me, this is the perfect colour for Halloween,. Okay, It's not necessarily the perfect autumn shade, but I love to wear this in October - particularly towards the end. My birthday is on Halloween after all, I'm destined to love this bright orange!


4 - Rimmel 60 Seconds: 619 Pulsating

This is a great purple colour for the Autumn/Winter nail paint transistions. It is the nicest possible purple colour with an amazing shimmer which glistens lovely in the light. I love wearing this colour on nights out or to parties!


5 - Barry M Nail Paint: 273 Rasberry

This is the loveliest deep raspberry colour and I love wearing this during the week, it finishes brilliantly and is a staple in my winter beauty must-haves.



What are your favourite Autumn nail colours?
Do you like painting your nails with your mood?
Let me know in the comments below

xox


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Review: Confessions Of A Hostie and More Confessions of a Hostie by Danielle Hugh*

Reading is a passion of mine. If I'm in a bad mood or I'm tired, if I'm in one of my 'depressive stages' (as mum likes to call them) or I'm simply just bored, for me, picking up a good book is often my saviour. I'm quite lucky, I guess - when I delve into a new book, I forget everything else. I jump into the world of the protagonist and it can be a while before I realise that I've not eaten or slept in hours. Time eludes me when I'm reading. I'm usually tucked up in bed, unable to sleep reading a book that I get so hooked into that I cannot put it down - even when sleep is all my body wants to do and the feeling of insomnia was a feeling that passed an hour and a half ago. In fact, right now is one of those moments. I woke at 2am and after restlessly fidgeting in my bed for a good twenty minutes I'd decided that I quite obviously wasn't going to get back to sleep anytime soon. I checked my Twitter, my Facebook, My Instagram, for any new posts and after that failed, I checked my email. 1 new mail. 1 new mail with two attachments, two new books for me to read. Of course, interest became the better of me and I have now been awake for an additional hour and a half, reading. I've managed to read almost half of the first book 'Confessions of a Hostie' and I just haven't wanted to put it down!


Packed with stories that are separated from each other, yet still neatly managed into a sort-of timeline through the book, This literally is the confessions of an Air Hostess. A sort of diary, I guess, of  adventures and stories and situations that she's been a part of during her time up in the air. I'm glued to the book, I don't want to go back to sleep, I just want to open up that PDF again, find where I left off and continue reading until I either fall asleep or the sun comes up and it's time to get out of bed.
Danielle Hugh has written her experiences in first person, as you would expect from a story like this, however her style of writing makes it so much more readable. Excuse my lack of 'literary terms' here, but I'd say it's very matted-of-fact, she knows what she wants to say and she doesn't 'fluff it up' if you will. There is a strong theme of witty humor throughout the whole book and to me this just makes it even more special, I'm dying to get back to it and find out what happened to her next. Within the first couple of chapters (which are all lovely and manageable at around 3-5 pages each), she'd already described times where she'd gotten her period during a flight, shopped insanely even though sleep deprived in a stopover in Singapore and her misfortunes at having to clean up a rude drunk man's sick. I'm even more intrigued about her life now than I was before I started reading and believe me, that's an achievement as I normally hate these kind of books. I'm normally all about the fictitious  novels that drag me blindfolded into the world of a made up protagonist, not those of people who write about their own experiences. Honestly I usually find them dull and boring, just like I do when reading non-fiction books (I just can't get into them like I can a good novel). Not only, with these two books, was I first intrigued by the nature of Danielle's occupation, but I was then hooked within the first couple of pages. Her writing style is so relatable and the little anecdotes from her travels are something that I'm currently thoroughly enjoying reading! 

After reading a little more this morning, I can definitely say that it was not my sleep-deprived brain that was telling me how good this book is. It's genuinely such a great read and each of the individual stories are interesting in their own ways. I'm beyond hooked and have actually had to turn my iPad off for a while so that I don't go all square-eyed from staring at the screen for too long. I'm only on the first book yet I have SO many questions for Danielle and can't wait to share my interview with her in a separate post for you all to read!
You can buy 'Confessions of a Hostie' by Danielle Hugh, hereherehere or on the iBooks store.


More Confessions of a Hostie, is Danielle's second book in this series. It's released on November 4th and will be available from Amazon, the iBook store, BN.com and most online booksellers, just as the first installment is. This book is just as good as the first, if not better. The stories - or 'episodes' as Danielle calls them - are as light-hearted and entertaining to read as the first book. Some things are repeated (as you would expect from a sequel like this) as it is not a book where you would necessarily need to read the first to understand what is going on, but this doesn't change my opinion on how much of a great read I think this is. I especially like the episodes that describe troublesome passengers, having flown myself many times before, it's amazing to read about these from the Air Steward's point of view. I've even read my Mum a couple of the episodes and she's now pestering me to finish so that she can read it. 

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading both of these books and I am desperate to email over some questions to Danielle about her life as a 'Hosite' - not only have I got book related questions, but also beauty ones too! As I mentioned previously, I will have these in a separate post with an interview with Danielle to come soon! 

You can pre-order / buy 'More Confessions of a Hostie: The Second Sector' By Danielle Hugh hereherehere or on the iBooks store. 

Have you ever thought about being a Hostie? 
Are you going to be downloading the e-versions of these books?
Have you got any questions for Danielle that you'd like me to ask?
Let me know in the comments below.

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Friday, 25 October 2013

Review: Dirty Works Products*


For me, it's all about having the perfect shower gel. It's got to smell right, it's got to lather properly and it's got to do the job properly. I have to admit, when it comes to shower gels I usually stick to my favourites (Original Source mostly, I'm a sucker for their Tea Tree), however I'm always open to trying new products. The Dirty Works All of a Lather Body Wash* is beautiful. It's scented really nicely, but isn't too over-powering that it lasts ages after you've showered - a MUST for me as I love my perfumes and body mists. It lathers quickly and I've found is PERFECT for using as a base for shaving my legs (not an easy thing to find for me), it allows the blade of the razor to glide smoothly along my legs but at the same time also doesn't create any irritation.  I also gave the Dirty Works Supreme Cream Body Butter* a try and boy has this changed my views on after-shower moisturising. Always thinking it wasn't a necessary step in my daily routine, I often skipped it, but now, it's an everyday must for me. This lovely balance of Shea butter and Almond Oil sinks evenly and quickly into the skin when rubbed onto your shower-fresh (slightly damp) body. I've definitely felt a remarkable difference in my skin after using this product everyday for a week. My body feels so much more refreshed and nourished and ready for the day!




Another product that I've never really used (or for that matter felt that I've ever really needed necessarily) is hand cream. I have fairly soft hands that don't dry out too easily apart from during those super cold wintery days, which I am very grateful for! However I have found that using the Dirty Works You Soft Touch Hand Cream* has improved the feel of my hands - especially after washing them. I've found that it's also become part of a daily routine to just reach into my handbag and dollop a little bit onto my palms to keep them feeling luscious all day.


All in all I would definitely recommend Dirty Works products' I've found that they have become part of my everyday staples and I've fallen in love with them. They're definitely a brand to look out for if you fancy trying something new. 

Have you ever tried Dirty Works products before? 
Would you give them a go? 

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Quick & Easy: Healthy Pasta Bake Recipe

My favourite dish that I can easily make at home HAS to be, without a doubt, Pasta Bake. I was originally taught how to make this when I was at school and over forgetting the original recipe and trying to make it anyway I've managed to come up with this delicious Bake.

Ingredients:
2 cans chopped tomatoes
2 medium- large peppers
1 large onion
1 clove garlic
1 small courgette
1 tbsp tomato purée
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp mixed herbs   
Salt & pepper
1 ball mozzarella cheese
grated cheddar cheese
4-8 rasher bacon (optional)
Chorizo (optional)




Method:

Step 1
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Cook the bacon and chorizo in your frying pan with a tiny bit of oil and the chopped clove of garlic until it's all sizzling and browning nicely. At this step you should also put in a saucepan of water to boil for your pasta.


Step 2
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Chop the onions and add them to the pan, cook until golden brown. Also chop the peppers and courgette, adding the peppers first - always add green vegetables last as they tend to lose their colour faster.  Don't forget to add the pasta to your boiling water.



Step 3
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Next stir in the two tins of chopped tomatoes, the two teaspoons of mixed herbs and the tablespoon of tomato purée, making sure that they are evenly distributed throughout the sauce.


Step 4
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Now you should stir in the two tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, taste in between each one to make sure your not over powering it. Season also with salt and pepper as you need it.


Step 5
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Strain your pasta when cooked and mix into a large dish with the pasta sauce. Add grated cheese to the top along with the mozzarella. 

Cook at 200° for 30 minutes.

Enjoy your healthy and tasty pasta bake! 

What would you normally add to a pasta bake?
Have you tried this recipe?
Let me know in the comments below. 

Xox

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Sunday, 20 October 2013

Boots Haul


So, If you've been following me on Instagram or Twitter recently, then you will know that I went a little bit crazy in Boots the other day. You all know how it is, popping in to Boots (or any drugstore for that matter) is never just a 'pop in'. I was in there for a good half hour, swatching lipsticks etc - my poor Nan was with me and I don't think she could grasp just how much longer I could've stayed in there if she wasn't with me (thankfully she was, otherwise I would have no money left). I even had to run back in after we'd left to pick up a few essentials, which were the things I'd originally gone in for! Typical Beky!

 Now, even though I live at home with my parents and younger sister, I ALWAYS buy my own Shampoo and Conditioner. Reason? Well, my sister goes through these products like there's no tomorrow and so my lovely mother has stopped buying the more expensive brands and has resorted to 'own brand' versions to teach her a lesson. Sadly for me, this means reaching into my own pile of pennies and saving my hair from the disaster that is own branded products. I normally mix-up my shampoo and conditioners, I find that using the same products on my hair wash after wash isn't always good for it and so buy a different brand every time and kind of rotate them , if you will, every so often. This week I decided to opt for something completely  new to me - I've never even heard of this brand before! The Trevor Sorbie shampoo and conditioner from the 'Straight' collection. I have naturally straight hair and thought these would be something nice to try to see if they made any difference with the 'kinks and (occassional) waves' that I sometimes get. I haven't tried these yet, but I'll let you know how I get on. 

Next are the 'essentials' that I had to run back in for. Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Daily Scrub. I absolutely adore this product. I use a daily facial scrub everyday before going to bed, just after I've removed my makeup. I find that it really does do wonders for my skin, making it feel nice and fresh after application and I really have noticed a difference in the amount of blemishes and spots I get since beginning to use it. I actually haven't used this product for the last couple weeks as I left my original tube at a friends Uni (silly me!) and so have been using 'Nutrogena Visibly Clear grapefruit daily scrub' instead, just to save myself some pennies and use what I already had - this will be in an 'empties' post soon (hopefully).
I also count the Simple Kind to Skin makeup removing wipes as an 'essential'. They are the makeup wipes that I repurchase every single time a pack runs out - in fact, as you can tell, I have two packs here. I tend to buy these whenever they are on offer and stock up on them as I use them so often and they can get expensive at £3.25 a pack. Boots had a '3 for 2' offer on all of their skincare products when I went in and so I bought all three of these products together! Bargain!


Boots also had an offer on their Rimmel products, which of course, I took full advantage of. By spending over £10 on their Moisture Renew Lipstick in 360 'As you want Victoria' and their Eye Definer Retractable eyeliner pen in black, I was able to get their Scandaleyes LycraFlex Mascara in Black for free. If you're any kind of regular human being, you'll know never to turn down anything free! I am a HUGE fan of Rimmel products and have just been amazed by how lovely this new lipstick is. It's so soft and creamy and although the shade I bought isn't so much of an 'everyday' wearable colour for me as it is an evening / special occassions one, I am massively in love with the formula and lipstick in itself and am going to just have to go and by a few more colours!


As my birthday is coming up (31st October/Halloween, for any of you interested) my lovely Nan decided to buy me an early birthday gift. I'd been debating with myself so much over buying these Real Techniques brushes that she gave in and gave me the money for them (I still got my advantage points - YAY!) I haven't tried them out thus far, but I'm sure I'm going to love them just as much as my other ones review here.


Now, these items aren't from boots, but I just couldn't help myslef from buying this months Cosmo mag and a MASSIVE bar of choccie for myself. Don't worry - I didn't eat it all at once!


What are your essential beauty buys?
Do you spend as much time in Boots as me? 
Let me know in the comments below.

xox

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Friday, 18 October 2013

Review: Real Techniques & Eco Tools Brushes*


I've never really used makeup brushes. I've always thought that they were a waste of money as I could easily apply my foundation with my fingers and all I needed was one for my powder and one for my eyeshadow that I could wash inbetween colours. Boy was I wrong! 
Becoming more in-tune with makeup now that I'm older and experimenting more with different brands and different products, I've realised that brushes are more of a staple. 
I was recently sent a selection of brushes to try out and let me tell you now, I am NEVER going back to makeup without the use of makeup brushes. 

Real Techniques are brushes that everyone in the beauty blogger world has heard of as in all honestly, I'd be lying if I said that I'd never wanted to try one of these bad boys out. The your eyes/enhanced Shading Brush* was the first I tried from the Real Techniques collection, after watching a short tutorial online by Samantha Chapman (makeup artist, beauty blogger and creator of these devine brushes), I decided that the best use of this brush for me would be for accenting and defining my eye makeup within the crease of my lid. I usually use a much larger eyeshadow brush from Topshop for this - only one eyeshadow brush, remember? -  and so using this small brush with hand-cut bristles for 'flawless high definition results' has definitely been a step up in the right direction. I've absolutely fallen in love with this brush and am so glad it's found its way into my life. The your finish/perfected Setting Brush* was the next brush I tried from Real Techniques. At first I wasn't entirely sure what to use this for, even after watching the online tutorial, as I've never really dabbled in highlighting or contouring before. In the end, I settled for using it to lightly sweep a faint pink/neutral blush over my entire face for a bit of extra definition ( a trick I learnt from a lovely lady at a Benefit counter). 
All in all I've been turned by these two brushes and I think these two have started a very unhealthy obsession within me for Real Techniques - in fact I've already purchased the 'your eyes/enhanced starter kit'. 


Aside from those lovely brushes I was also sent the Tapered Blush Brush* from Eco Tools and I'm finding it difficult to even describe it. It's one of those VERY rare moments where I am genuinely lost for words. It's just so soft. It's like having a fairy gently caress my face - is that too weird?! This brush is the softest thing I've ever felt, the bristles are tapered just right to distribute the perfect amount of blush onto your cheeks. It's such a perfect brush and I will definitely be trying others from this brand.


What are your favourite makeup brushes?
What do you use these brushes for?
Let me know in the comments below

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Review : Denman Brushes*


For the past couple of years, I've not really thought too much about hair brushes. I found a rather large paddle brush in Primark once for £1 and decided to stick with it, repurchasing when I lost / broke it. However, recently I've broadened my horizons when it comes to hair brushes and fell in love with my Tangle Teazer. I carried it everywhere and it really was my go-to. 

But then... 

I came across Denman.

D6 - SHOWER BRUSH*

The D6 is an in-shower brush which is described to give you an 
'invigorating massage every time you wash your hair'.
I'm not going to lie to you, the feel of the bristles on my scalp is a very nice feeling, however, I wouldn't necessarily describe it as a 'massage' as I use this brush to brush through my conditioner as I wash it out of my hair. 
The D6 is designed to detangle your hair as you shampoo and condition. On the packaging it states that it's ideal for applying these products, although I would disagree after trying to. I found it a struggle to detangle my hair whilst appling my conditioner, whereas using it to wash out my conditioner was a breaze. I would definitely say that this product is more suitable for brushing out the product as it glides easily through the hair with the help of the detangling agents in the conditioner. 
The brush itself is really easy to grip with a wrap handle on the back which is easy to slot your middle three fingers through for great grip, definitely an 'up' on the Tangle Teazer.
Overall I would say that this is a really helpful brush and for the purposes that I use it for, it works wonders. 

The D6 ranges between £3.50 - £3.69 and can be bought online or at Boots.


 

D90 - TANGLE TAMER*

Now, I am aware that this is supposed to be a brush for use on childrens hair, but I have fallen in love with this brush more than I have my Tangle Teazer, in fact, I think this has become my new go-to brush. 
The Tangle Tamer has bristles made of Nylon, which make them supersoft and sensitive on the scalp. They're also of varying lengths which, like the Tangle Teazer, help detangle hair fast and pain-free. I also love that this brush has the Classic Denman handle, easy grip and no chance of it snapping off mid-brush like some other cheaper brushes. 
This is such an amazing brush, I can't even put into words how much I love it. I would absolutely recommend this brush to anybody. Definitely not just to children. 

The D90 is avaliable in many different designs and is around £6.98 and can be bought online. 


What are your favourite brushes?
What do you look for in a great brush?

xox

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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Hangover Pampering


Any of you lovely lot over the age of Eighteen, will know all too well, just how horrible hangovers are. 
Too many Vodka and Cokes? Got too Carried away with the Jägerbombs and Sourz shots?
We all make bad decisions when drunk, some may be drinking more than we know we should, some may be texting your ex-boyfriend angry texts messages, whereas others (like me) decide that we are very kind and want to buy the whole pub/bar shots. Yep - I've woken up many mornings after a night out with a VERY light purse because I just want everyone to get as drunk as me. 

Whatever we do on that night out, we all know we aren't going to feel too great on the morning after the night before. So I've taken it upon myself to write a little 'Hangover Pampering' post. My must-do pampering secrets to try and beat the hangover at it's own game!

Step 1. 
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BRUSH YOUR TEETH. 

There is nothing worse than waking up with alcohol breath (or for the very unlucky and classy of us here, the horribe scent of sicky breath). Brushing my teeth is always the first thing I do when I wake up from my alcohol-induced slumber. 



Step 2.
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HYDRATE!

Drinking plenty of water is the best thing for you first thing in the morning to start curing that hangover. Your body needs to re-hydrate and recompose itself from last nights drinking antics. I always try to drink at least 2-3 pints of water within the first hour or two from waking up - it stops the dizzy feeling and makes you feel better in yourself.

Step 3.
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TAKE OFF THAT MAKE-UP

Did you leave your makeup on last night? You should NEVER go to bed with makeup on. It really isn't good for your skin and I find it breaks me out instantly. Grab yourself a makeup wipe (I like to use 'Simple Kind to Skin', because they are so soft and do a great job at removing even the toughest of waterproof makeup - plus they really are 'Kind to (my) skin') or some make remover and a cotton pad and remove your make up. Don't be too harsh on your skin though, gently remove the remainders of your makeup - you're skins been through enough already. 
Even if you were clever enough to remeber to take your makeup off last night, you should still give your face a wipe over with a makeup removing wipe or liquid/cream remover on a pad, it just makes sure that you have gotten everything off ready for my next step.


Step 4.
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FACE MASK

Apply a gentle face mask. I like to use this one (pictured abover) from Simple. It's a three-minute mask that quickly gets to work on cleaning your pores and giving you a refreshed feeling to your face. Using a face mask like this is a brilliant way to help you get over your hangover blues, it instantly brightens up your face and makes you feel so much better and your face feel cleaner. 


Step 5. 
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BRUSH YOUR HAIR

Now, I know that with me, I hate having a shower straight away when I have a hangover. All I want to do is snuggle up in my bed and watch some Katherine Heigl films (she always seems to cheer me up). So for me, the best thing to do is brush through my hair thouroghly, spray on a generous helping of Batiste Dry Shampoo*and chuck it up into a bun/top knot. It just keeps it out of my face and makes me feel cleaner and fresher. 

Step 6.
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CHANGE YOUR CLOTHES

Depending on how drunk you were last night, you've either woken up in last nights outfit, naked, or you were clever enough to change into your PJs (this is most likely to be the girls who have remembered to take off their makeup before falling into that long snooze). Changing your clothes - even if it's into a different pair of pyjams - is the next best thing you could do to make yourself feel better. You're out of the clothes you've partied in / slept in all night and you're in some crisp fresh ones, no matter how bad you smell or how desperately you know you need a shower, this is the nicest feeling.

Step 7.
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KILL THE MUNCHIES

Now from my experience, when I have a stonking hangover , I never want to eat. I always feel far to sickly to think that my stomach could hold any kind of food down. However, eating is the best thing. It doesn't matter whether it's a slice of plain toast or it's a massive bowl of chessey pasta, eating will 99% of the time make you feel better. Your stomach needs substance and food is the best thing for it!


Hopefully, this post has helped all of you that are suffering this morning just that little bit. For me, these are the best tips I can give as I always feel so much more refreshed and able to face the day once I've pampered myself.


Do you do anything different to cure your hangover?
What do you think about my hangover pampering tips?
Let me know in the comments below. 

xox

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Friday, 11 October 2013

What's In My Makeup Bag?

There are certain products in my makeup collection that I use on a daily basis, these are the ones that I keep in my new Ted Baker makeup bag and that I can easily carry around with me if needs be. Quite honestly, I think I would be lost without most of these products at them moment. Lets just say they'd be the ones I'd definitely repurchase if all of a sudden my collection was gone. 

 My Gorgeous Ted Baker Makeup Bag from Boots.


 From the left clockwise:
- Benefit World Famous Neutrals:
 Easiest Nudes ever
- Benefit Brow Zings in Light
-Benefit Boiing Concealor in 01
-Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara
-Benefit They're Real Mascar
-Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation in 100 Ivory
-Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW Foundation in 'I'm pure 4 sure' Ivory
-Benefit Rockateur 
-Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent







-Seventeen Shine On Lipstick in 'Red Hot'

I am absolutely obsessed with all of these products, especially this Lipstick by Seventeen as it is such a buildable colour. I usually apply with a lip brush and build for a colour that suits my skintone best as if applied from the bullet, it can be quite harsh on my face and doesn't suit me as well.




As you can tell I am a HUGE fan of Benefit and Rimmel products. In fact they're the only products that I usually make a habit of repurchasing. However as I become more in-tune with all things makeup and beauty related I am beginning to branch out more into other brands. 


Here is a photo of my everyday make up, using these products:


Do you have any favourite brands that you stick to?
What brands would you reccommend I try out next?
Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @Beky_boo94

xox
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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Versatile Blogger Award!

As a new blogger, It can sometimes be hard to be noticed at first. It can take a long time for your readers count to edge up and for your little space on the internet to be recognised by more than just your friends and family. 
Being nominated for 'The Versatile Blogger Award' means a lot to me, especially after only having properly been creating content for my blog for just over a week. 
This award is given to you by fellow bloggers who feel that you have a quality of writing about your posts, that they are heart-felt, interesting posts with good photography. 
So I'd like to thank Kelley for nominating me! 
Take a peep over at her page
xox






How it Works:


- Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
- Announce your win and thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award
- Link your nominees in this post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
- Post 7 interesting things about yourself.


The Bloggers I TAG are below:
7 Interesting things about me:
  1. I was born on 31st October 1994, which you all should know as HALLOWEEN.
  2. I have 2 siblings who are over double my age and I love them for being that age! So easy to speak to them instead of my parents sometimes.
  3. I have a bit of an obsession for McFly and 30 Seconds to Mars. 
  4. I had Glandular Fever and had to drop out of 6th form to take a year to get better.
  5. I could live on Spaghetti Bolognese or Pasta. (Well maybe not, but I LOVE it all the same)
  6. I don't have a clue what I want to do for the rest of my life. 
  7. My favourite place to travel has got to be Barbados. Loved it there!


I look forward to seeing your responses. 

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

October Giveaway


As you all know, I love a good giveaway. 

That's why this month, I've teamed up with some great companies to bring you a Beauty Goodie Box of treats worth around £15 RRP.

In the Beauty Box:

Batiste Dry Shampoo, Oriental
Nair Brazillian Spa Clay Facial Wax strips
Denman D6 Detangling shower brush
Femfresh Soap Free Intimate body wash
Batiste mini travel brush



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You must be following me on twitter
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You must like my Facebook page
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The giveaway will be open for 14 days
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For extra enteries you can tweet once per day and answer the question once per day
(information below)
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 Sadly, This is a UK only giveaway
as I cannot post aerosol cans abroad.
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Good Luck 
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***This giveaway has been re-started becuase of a technical fault, i'm sorry for any issues this has caused. Please feel free to enter again
(added Mon 7th Oct)
DON'T FORGET - to sign into this Rafflecopter giveaway in the top right of the app for your entries to be counted

a Rafflecopter giveaway * These products have all been gifted to me for this giveaway by the respective companies.
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