Monday, 28 September 2015

Pretty in neon pink

 I love pink but always struggle to find a pink lipstick that suits me. And then I found this bright matte lip colour from Makeup Academy! This is the shade 'Criminal' from their luxe velvet lip lacquer range. The colour is so vibrant and the lip colour is so easy to apply with the applicator wand. It stay put well but I did find after about an hours wear (and after eating/drinking) that it started to crumble off my lips. However gently blotting with a damp tissue to remove the crumbly parts and reapplying a little solved that problem.
To complete this look I went with light smokey grey eyeshadows for my eyes, as I wanted my lips to be the main focus.

Foundation - Estee Lauder Double Wear, 1w2 Sand
Bronzer - E.L.F Cosmetics, Studio Baked Bronzer, St Lucia
Eyeshadow -MUA, I used Carpo & Cassini from the Dusk Till Dawn palette
Eyeliner - Barry M, black liquid eyeliner
Mascara - Benefit, They're Real 

Lips - MUA, Luxe velvet lip lacquer, Criminal
Headband - Lightning bolt headband from Janine Basil
Piercings Jewellery - Wildcat

Monday, 21 September 2015

Pretty new jewellery

 Decided to treat myself to some new jewellery as a bit of a pick me up after having a few stressful and upsetting weeks. I've been following on twitter for some time now and admiring lots of designs, and decided to check out their website and make a purchase. I opted for a stunning Garnet ring, as Garnet is my birthstone and I do love the colour red. I also bought a beautiful sterling silver snowflake pendant, for me to wear on Christmas day. I figured if I didn't buy it now, I'd forget until it was too late! My order was dispatched the same day and arrived 2 days later, very speedy! Really happy with my jewellery and I completely recommend visiting

 Rachel xx

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Yankee Candle Autumn buys

As I've mentioned in posts before, I love a good candle. Especially as the cold nights approach! I had a browse on the Yankee Candle website over the weekend and was happy to see the Halloween range out and also some Christmas bits too! I bought some Wax melts, I prefer them as they are stronger scented than the candles in my opinion, and really make the house smell gorgeous. This was the first time I've ordered from Yankee Candle online and I'm glad to say it was easy and there are a lot of choice of items, plus a sale section. My order was dispatched the same day I paid, and arrived around 3 working days later, all packaged very carefully.
When I saw this Halloween pumpkin melt warmer I HAD to get it, so cute and perfect for Halloween!
I got Witches Brew and Candy Corn melts, I've never tried these before. I also wanted to get something Christmassy, so chose Candy Cane Lane melt.
Burning Witches Brew melt
 Thanks for reading!
Rachel xx

Friday, 11 September 2015

A morning walk

We (my husband and myself) took a morning walk this morning as the weather was so nice here in Bristol. We walked up to the Troopers Hill Local Nature Reserve, which was lovely and quiet but very windy!
Taking in the views
Big chimney!
Had to wear my knee support to walk up the hill, didn't want to fall down it!

 Today's makeup 
Foundation - Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation
Blusher - So Susan Universal Blush
Eyeshadow -  Makeup Academy Poptastic Pallete, I used colours Shocking pink & Cherry Sour
Mascara - Benefit They're Real Mascara
Lips - Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Bahama

Thanks for reading!
Rachel xx

Monday, 7 September 2015

A few of my favourite relaxing things

These are a few of my favourite things for relaxing recently. They're great for a cosy day, or for when I am experiencing anxiety (I am diagnosed with severe anxiety) and need something to try and calm myself, or for distracting from the pain I experience from my joint hypermobility syndrome.

My favourite perfume, Amor Amor by Cacharel. Sometimes just wearing it makes me feel a little bit happier
Pretty candle holders I got from Hobbycraft. When they have a lit candle inside they're so pretty
Yankee candles and Yankee Candle wax melts are amazing for scenting my house and for relaxing
A good book is always perfect for a cosy day. I have just started reading Terry Pratchett's 'The Shepherd's Crown'

Thanks for reading!
Rachel xx

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

My Halloween film playlist

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As soon as we get in to September, I start looking forward to Halloween (and quickly followed by Christmas!). As children my sisters and I would dress up at home or at our Gran Pam's house, I remember one year Gran let us hang fake spider webs everywhere and we basically just ate sweets and played, all dressed up pretending to be witches or vampires. We didn't do trick or treating, but we had a great time!
   I love Autumn and the Halloween spirit, but I've never full on celebrated Halloween really. I don't go out to parties or take my kids trick or treating, but we do decorate the house, dress the kids up in outfits they've chosen, have a nice evening meal followed by sweeties, and answer the door to trick or treaters. I love to watch movies that set the Halloween tone. Only, I really don't like horror movies! I'm just too squeamish and scare easily, they're not for me. So, I thought I'd share my list of films that I do love to watch around Halloween without scaring myself silly!

Thanks for reading!
Rachel xx