My Current Perfume Favourites! Jan 2018

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all well!

I just wanted to do a little post on my current favourite perfumes! Perfume is a super personal preference, but that is the beauty of it all! There are 1000’s of different scents to choose from, with brands bringing them out all the time! Which is great as it keeps it new, and interesting!

I find I sway more towards fresh and aquatic scents, rather than sweet or floral! I don’t like anything to ‘knock your socks off’, and I find fresher scents help me achieve what I’m looking for! Sometimes I come across the odd sweeter scent, but it always comes down to what tickles your fancy!

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MAC Turquatic, from £14.

This has always been my most favourite scent ever! It can’t get more aquatic and airy than this scent! It features; Anemone, Lotus, Orris, and Corsican Blue Cedar. It lasts for hours, and only need to top up a couple of times if necessary! The packaging is a tropical paradise, totally gorgeous and unique! I very often get compliments when wearing this scent! And the biggest bottle (50ml) is only £35 which for a perfume is amazing! I wish they would bring out a bigger bottle, I go through this stuff like its water!

Moschino Fresh Couture, from £35. 

So, the clue to why I love this is in the name really! Another super ‘Fresh’ scent! It features; Bergamot, Mandarin, Raspberry, Cedarwood and Ambrox. I can smell this for days on my clothes! (Coats, scarfs etc). The packaging is so cool! I just wish the spray actually came from the cleaner spray, instead of this just being the lid! I have 50ml and 30ml, and I carry the 30ml in my bag as my everyday perfume! Love!

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre, from £62. 

Now this totally contradicts my ‘I love fresh’ scents. This is a fruity/floral scent! This features; Grapefruit-Quince accord, Jasmine and White Musk. This scent totally drew me in, it is so feminine and sexy, and this is my ‘night out’ perfume! It is super expensive, so I do use it sparingly, but you will only need a couple of sprays! This is really intense and will linger all day! The bottle is so sleek, and looks amazing on my dressing table! So many people will question what scent I am wearing when I use this! So unlike me, and that is why I love it so much!

Perfume is something I don’t tend to explore very often, but this year I want to explore new scents, and see if anything will be able to beat my MAC Turquatic!

Lots of love, Ellie x

A Kiko Black Friday Haul!

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all fab!

Black Friday hit us a couple of weeks ago, and whilst out Christmas shopping, a lip kit (in the shade strawberry rose) for my BBF Danielle (ddlovesx) caught my eye, from Kikos new Christmas collection! As I walk in, they had a huge deal on! So, buy 6, and get the cheapest 3 free! OF COURSE I jumped at the opportunity and with Mike walking behind, basket in hand, off I went! (and they currently have a up to 50% sale on at this moment!) Kiko is super affordable as well, you can get a lot for your money!

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Kiko Haul! (Not including lip kit)

All together I spent around £50, which was amazing for the amount of product I got! Iv tried and tested everything, so here we go!

Eyelash Curlers, £4.90 I got to the till, and as my old ones were battered, I picked these up! Really good price, and they do the job! Not to much to say on these, but they give my lash a good curl, and they are lasting really well!

Face Make Up Fixer, £6.90 – Sadly, this was included in my blog post ‘un-favourites of 2017’, so check out that post for a more in depth review! But this just smells weird, and the mist is really drying!

Smart colour eyeshadow, in the shades (from left to right) 02, 32 and 31. £2.50 – The black shade (32) I use every time I wear liquid liner to set it! It is the perfect black, and there isn’t a lot of fall down for such a dark shade! And I feel like it will last me ages! And for the price, it is now a staple in my collection! The other 2 are okay! Nothing to write home about really!

High pigment wet and dry eyeshadow, in the shade 39. £5.90 – I really enjoy this shadow, has great pigmentation, it needs a little bit of work when blending, but I have found building the colour whilst blending is the best way! Still an incredible price, would 100% recommend!

Glow Fusion Power Highlighter in the shade, Brilliant Champagne, £9.90 – This is my favourite product from the whole haul! It is beautiful! It isn’t super blinding, which is what I usually sway toward, but its a gorgeous glow from within! If you build you can totally shine! The formula is super creamy, and the colour is almost a white with a shift of champagne! GORGEOUS! Totally beautiful! This looks great on bare skin as well, to give you that extra healthy glow!

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Glow Fusion Highlighter in the shade – Brilliant Champagne

Smart lipsticks (shades listed below), £3.90 – I really like these lipsticks, my favourite shades are 908 & 904. Really nice formula to them, and the colour lasts a really long time on your lips! They aren’t matte, so you might have to top up throughout the day, but so worth it! My least favourite is 928, but this is only because I never wear baby pink lips! I’m way to pale for that, and I think I just picked up the wrong shade! (Silly me, always check before you buy!!) I’ve only used it to swatch, so I will give it away to a friend or family member who I know will use and love it!

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Kiko Lipstick Swatches (shades left to right) 811, 908, 903, 928, 914.

Standout volume mascara, in the shade black, £9.90 – Another ‘un-favourite’ of the year unfortunately! Again, not to much detail as it is on my other blog post, but this mascara is just way to wet, and give me no curl or ‘stand out’ volume!

Unlimited foundation, in the shade Warm Beige 15, £14.90 – I like this foundation a lot! It has a lovely coverage, starts off medium, and its build-able! So you can get it to full! Also has SPF 15 in it. I don’t feel as if it has a matte finish, its more of a dewy/slightly satin finish! Products layer really nice on top of it, but due to my oily skin, it doesn’t last as well on my skin. It gets oily after about 4/5 hours of wear. Even with baking my under eyes and setting spray, my oils seep through quite bad, which is such a shame because I really like the formula! If you have normal/dry skin, this would be great for you! I also love the packaging, the frosty glass feels really luxury!

I love Kiko as a brand, and they have some amazing products! And they are so affordable, with really high quality makeup! So if you are on a budget, but want really good makeup, I would 100% recommend! There was a couple of duds for me personally, but there always will be! With so many different products, sometimes they don’t always work! I also love their stores. If you don’t want to shop for makeup online, go in store!

Lots of love, Ellie x

My 2018 New Years Resolutions.

Hi everyone!

I know everyone is doing these, but I just wanted to put into writing my 2018 New Years resolutions!! There isn’t going to be any ‘New year, new me’ because there is only so much I can change about myself! But there are some major lifestyle changes I’m looking to make, and I really want to take the opportunity to have it in writing, and be able to look back at this post at the end of the year, and see my progress, or how successful I have been!!

1. Go to the gym, and get fit!

I know this one is on everyones list! Last year me and michael went to the gym for months, and got really fit for our holiday to Cyprus! But that totally stopped when we got back, and as its been the Christmas season, we’ve obviously eaten lots of junk food, and had A LOT of lazy days! I love going, it really makes me feel good, and better about myself! And makes me feel super awake! Im also going to Florida this year with my family, on my 21st birthday (EEK) so, I need to get bikini body ready!! Also, I seem to be getting really achey and worn out when me and Michael go on days out! 2 weeks in Florida on my feet? I need to sort it out!

2. Eat better!

Again another one on everyones resolution list! Again, for months I ate really well, lots of healthy food, and felt so much more better on my inside! At the moment I feel so sluggish! Eating good food made my insides super happy, and there are so many different meals you can make that are delish, and are super healthy!! From Monday, only good food! Lots of blog posts on recipes and fitness! They really motivate me, so I hope I can do the same!

3. SAVE MONEY

Another one on the lists.. BUT I really need to save. Me, Michael and my fam (mum, dad and 2 brothers) are moving into a brand new house next year!! So i’ll have a totally empty bedroom and en suite to fill! Im SO EXCITED to get DIY in my bedroom, and I will blog every step of the way! But also we would like to buy a house of our own in 5 years, we have some savings.. but moving house these days is super expensive! 😦 So we need some funds behind us!!

4. Work on my blog

THIS is a huge one for me! I already LOVE blogging! I have so many ideas in my head, I just want to sit and write all day! I have always loved writing, and I can’t get words onto paper (or a screen) quick enough!! I don’t think I’m going to have an upload day or time, just because I need to be able to write around work and my CII studies (Certificate In Insurance if you’re interested lol) i’m currently doing, BUT I will 100% do 3 a week, and more! Also I want to work hard on my social media platforms, and really keep everyone updated in what I’m doing! I have so much going on this year, I just want to share it with the world!! (@theejbedit, on twitter and insta, sorry cheeky self promo there).

5. Try more makeup from the drugstore

This one won’t be hard for me, I feel as if at the moment I sway towards high end make up (high end addict over here!) But I really want to experience make up on the high-street more, and do lots of different reviews for people who might not want to spend to much money on makeup! I’ve had a couple of people asking about the cheaper options in the drugstore, but I feel as if my knowledge isn’t as brushed up! Im super excited to do my first haul and see what beauty finds I get! Im hoping to find HOLY GRAIL products because why wouldn’t you want to spend less money, but on really amazing makeup!!

And finally…

6. See my Country!

Now, I am already going to Florida with my family (17 of us, can you believe it!!!) and me and Michael want to go and see the fireworks in Paris on NYE this year! But we LOVE days out, going to different cities and towns across England! Now I would say ‘the world’ but need to be a little realistic!! (Can’t complain with 2 holidays in place!) We also love taking our doggies to different parks, walks and towns aswell! They love going different places, we just say the word ‘Car? Walk?’ and 9.5/10 they are both sitting at the door waiting to go! I feel like before I venture out into the big scary world (moving out) I would like to focus on seeing new places! And 2018 will be a great year to start!

AND THAT IS IT! I didn’t want anything to deep and un-realistic! I wanted things that I could really stick to! Im hoping I can look back on this post, on the 1st Jan 2019 and be happy with my process, and would have stuck to my resolutions! BRING IT ON!

Lots of love, Ellie x

 

The Mayor Of London’s NYE Fireworks 2017.

Hi Everyone!! I hope you are all well!!

To welcome the year 2018, me and Michael travelled to London to watch the famous NYE fireworks at the London Eye!  For YEARS I have wanted to watch this, it has been a bucket list event for me, and I am so  chuffed I finally got to watch it!

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Me and Michael

We was situated in the blue area, at Westminster, so we was right across from the London Eye! The view was incredible! I done a lot of research, and due to the positioning of the blue area, these best tickets to grab, and I couldn’t agree more!

It was a total nightmare to get through! Our starting point was Trafalgar Square, but due to the amount of people still waiting to get through the gates (that close at 10:30pm) we was diverted to Westminster! (At 9:45pm). We dashed to Westminster and was greeted with a Que about a mile long! We was so worried we wouldn’t make it through, but by a miracle we finally made it in at 11:45pm! 15 minutes to go and still had a brilliant view! The atmosphere was amazing once we got in! Everyone was buzzing!

The fireworks overall were a sight you will never experience unless you go to London, it was breathtakingly beautiful and the actual display is SO well put together!! I would 100% go again, but this event needs more organisational skill put into it! It was so badly organised, there wasn’t enough staff to check bags, and scan tickets that no one was getting through! Apart from that, you need to see this! You cannot explain how amazing it is until you see it for yourself! We got talking to a couple who travelled from Australia to see this event, and they expressed how much better and more of a spectacle this is, than the Famous Sydney Harbour fireworks!!! Unreal!

Iv inserted some pictures below of the event (all pictures are my own!) just to get some visualisation of the way they lit up the night sky! (These we’re taken on my phone, and there was a really tall Man in-front of me so you can just about see the top of his hat in some of them!!)

Happy new year! Ellie x

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! – Welcome 2018

Hi Everyone!! Hope you are all okay!

I Just wanted to wish everyone a super happy new year to you all! Me and Michael celebrated the new year by watching the London fireworks at the London Eye! (Blog post to follow!)

I Just want to say, already thanks to everyone who has been reading and commenting, I really appreciate it! And I hope this year brings you happiness, and success!

I cannot wait to blog the year away with you all!

Lots of love, Ellie x