Adult Anti-Stress Colouring Books// 2016

we all get stressed out, right? well I have found a way to combat my own stress… well most of the time anyway! I have been using the adult anti-stress colouring books as an excuse to take the time out to relax and colour. 

  When I first heard about the new hype I didn’t think much of it as we all think of colouring books as enjoyment for children but they’re not just for children- there are now a selection of colouring books for adults too!

  I currently use the calming art therapy colouring book which has a great variety of themed pages from animals and plants to fruit and lamp shades! I found this one on Amazon but I know there are also a wide selection of adult colouring books in WHSmith so I would definitely recommend having a look in there also. 

Have you tried adult colouring books? Let me know what you think! 

Speak Soon, 

Ash x

My Valentine’s Day Makeup Menu // 2016

Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day tomorrow or not, it’s still another excuse for us ladies to make extra effort in order to impress so I thought I would show you the make up I’ll be wearing in an attempt to do so (even know I’ll have to be doing my impressing over snapchat as my partner has to work tomorrow – *sigh*)

To prime I’ve decided on Benefit’s the Porefessional Matte Rescue – I have only recently purchased this mattifying gel but it’s already working a dream, always minimalising pores and giving the perfect base for foundation. For foundation it’s going to be bareMinerals Bareskin, I want to go for a natural and lightweight look and therefore this serum like foundation is perfect! I’m kinda contradicting myself now because I’ve chosen the thickest concealer known to creation – MAC’s pro longwear but those blemishes definitely need to be covered! Onto highlight and contour and there simply is no other option than the Nars Steven Klein One shocking moment cheek studio palette… simply oh em gee. I will be using the very well known and loved Laguna to bronze and to highlight I will be using the very subtle yet pretty Paloma. For the cheeks it will be MAC’s modest blush and the eyes Charlotte Tilbury’s Colour Chameleon in bronzed garnet- this works so beautifully with green eyes, damn that women gets it so right every single time! To finish the eyes I’ll be wearing the Lancôme Hypnose mascara. Finally, on to the lips and it will either be MAC Please Me or MAC Honeylove – I haven’t yet decided between pink or nude however I’m obsessed with nudes so that’s the more likely on top of MAC’s lip liner in Whirl. To finish a quick spritz of Urban Decay’s allnighter makeup setting spray and I’m ready to get back to scrapbook searching.

What makeup are you wearing tomorrow? and what makeup items would you recommend? 

Speak Soon, 

Ash x

Davines MELU Shampoo & Conditioner // Review 2016

 

Expensive hair care has always been a big no no from me but I recently had highlights put through my hair and saw my hair salon had a fair variety of the Davines products available to buy, it looked appealing and my hair dresser told me my hair would really benefit from using the MELU shampoo and conditioner therefore I thought I would try it out, mainly to stimulate whether she just wanted to make more money out of me or whether it was actually any good.

 

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Autumn Clothing Must Haves! // 2015

And so it begins… I’m back and back to show you some of the bits I’ve been picking up in the last few weeks or so. A lot has been changing this last year so I haven’t really had time to take time out and do me ( does that make sense? probably not) but now I feel settled and I’ve realised that it is important to do what you want to do so I’m here and have SO many future posts planned to share, right now it’s my Autumn Clothing Must-Haves:

Firstly, a pretty patterned skirt. I’ve recently purchased this one from New Look. In the colder months I really am a sucker for wearing jeansimage whenever I can so I thought I would change it up a bit this year and wearing a skirt with some tights, a nice top and some boots is a really casual but also kinda smart way to make an effort. I really like the zip either side detail on this one and I especially like that it’s not too short.. I’m not one for a cold behind! Finally, the colour means that it is very wearable and appropriate for the time of year, I can pair this with pretty much anything!

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Glossybox December 2014 Review

I can not believe that we are in December already,DSCF1239 this year has gone by incredibly fast and with another month comes another glossybox so here is this months review:

Anatomicals Zap! Zap! Zap! Gets That Chap. Day and Night Spot Stick

DSCF1205This double ended product is super handy! I have been using this product ever since I received this months box and I do think it would be a great essential for someone that rarely gets spots but unfortunately at the moment I have a fair few and I do not think this treatment is strong enough to clear my face. However, this stick is quick and easy to use and perfect to chuck in your handbag! This product is very reasonably priced at £3.79 and can be purchased at www.asos.com

Bellapierre Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain 

DSCF1206The colour of this stain is beautiful, I was sent the shade ‘coral’ and I love it. I will continue to use this product as it is really easy to blend on the cheeks and tints your lips gorgeously to leave a natural finish. This 2 in 1 is again perfect for the handbag and I am definitely going to check out their website and see what other colours they do of this product, if any. This product is reasonably priced if you consider that it is a 2 in 1 at £12.99 and can be bought at www.bellapierre.co.uk Continue reading