Friday, 29 May 2015

Batiste Eden dry shampoo

The first thing that really strikes me is just how beautiful the packaging is, it has a floral print with birds and butterflies and lovely pastel colours and I just love it! It looks amazing on my dressing table! The next thing I noticed when I use it was the smell, It is a long lasting smell and I could still smell it hours later which I think is amazing, the smell reminds me of summer in a can, it’s a very light and fruity (the scent is meant to be sugar melon and honeysuckle)

Batiste Eden* is a new fragranced shampoo and is part of Batistes new dry shampoos that have a longer lasting scent. I have tried many different brands of dry shampoo but always come back to batiste as they are one of the best, the scents for the products are amazing and the actual product itself does what it says on the tin.

Unlike other dry shampoos I have used I don't get the grey/ white marks left in my hair which is great for on the go as It means I can spray in my hair and then dash out without having to worry about the annoying white marks, the amount of times I have run out in a rush to be told I have a weird white mark in my hair is never a good sign! This is great for days where you haven't cleaned your hair to make it feel and look cleaner but also on days where I have freshly washed my hair and want to add a bit of volume back into it.

You can find Batiste Eden for £3.99 in your local Superdrug. Let me know in the comments what your favourite dry shampoo is! 

Friday, 22 May 2015

The Girl Behind The Blog

I love getting to know more about the bloggers behind my favourite blogs, I think it adds a nice touch J I thought I would do a "The Girl Behind the Blog" post (If you have been following my blog for a while you might know some of these facts!)

My birthday is on the 21st December
I'm 5'4
I am studying photography
I want to work on cruises
I have a younger sister and we get on really well
I LOVE to travel and want to visit as many places as I can!
I love Chinese food
I hate speaking on the phone, I try everything to avoid it!
I hate people arguing
I am extremely indecisive, It will take me ages to make up my mind
I love anything 80's
I love watching musicals
My middle name is Louise
I hate hospitals and needles, I have a massive phobia of them
If I could I would live on a boat
I moved 400miles just to go to one college
I love meeting new people and making new friends
I am a night owl rather than an early bird, but feel better when I wake up earlier!
When I was younger I used to spend the whole 6 week holiday with my granddad up in the lakes

Comment down below some facts about you!

Friday, 15 May 2015

Sponsored post // #Twingoflamingo

As you may know recently started my driving lessons, and in earlier the month I did a post all about surviving driving lessons, you can read that post here

Renault have released a new campaign that is about the idea of a dream car, it’s a really feel good campaign with the fun hashtag #twingoflamingo  most adverts of cars are normally pretty dull but this is such a good catchy advert that I just had to share it!

The advert is about a young girl in a lovely polka dot dress (Very summery if I do say so!) and she bursts into a song and dance when she goes inside to a Renault dealership (Picture broadway style ;) I don’t know about you but when I see most car adverts they are very generic and aimed more towards men, I think it is very refreshing to see something aimed towards girls and women. The advert is very fun and upbeat and is certain to keep you entertained between watching your favourite things on TV!

As the advert is all about dream cars I thought I would share some of what would make the perfect car!
-       Baby blue
-       Leather seats
-       Have a marc Jacobs perfume dispenser
-       Heated seats for winter
-       Juke box!
-       Built in drinks machine
Let me know in the comments what your dream car would be!

If you want to get involved with the campaign go over and use the hashtag #twingoflamingo

This post was sponsored by Renault but all opinions are my own.

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation Review

I have been meaning to write a review of Rimmel Match perfection foundation for a while now, I have been using it for over a year and have mentioned it in so many posts. The foundation comes in 10 different shades and I went for the lightest one 010 Light Porcelain, on my hand it looked a lot darker but I gave it the benefit of the doubt and brought it anyway, when I tried it on my face I was really pleasantly surprised! Its not 100% my colour but it is hardly noticeable. I found it has a pink undertone.

Formula wise it is a typical liquid foundation that works well if you use a brush or your fingers, I find it easier to use a brush so that I can buff it into my skin and give an even finish, I don't find it to be a particularly full coverage, I would say it is a medium coverage but still covers redness (I get quite a lot of redness and it works well at hiding it) small blemishes and other imperfections. I would say my skin type is normal to oily and I find it works well and lasts for around 7 hours and doesn’t settle into any fine lines.

I would say that this foundation gives a natural finish, but isn't matte or overly dewy. The only slight issue I have is that I find them to be sticky on my skin after I have applied it and once it has settled it doesn't feel sticky anymore, I don't know if this is the same with all of Rimmel foundations as this is the only one I have tried.

For £6.99 for 30ml I think that this is a brilliant foundation and one I wear on a daily basis, it is also really affordable and I find the bottle lasts a good couple of months.

Have you tried this foundation before? What did you think of it? Let me know your thoughts below!  

Friday, 8 May 2015

What Blogging Has Taught Me!

Blogging has taught me an awful lot, when I first started I didn't have a clue what was what! I thought I would put together a little post about what I have learnt through blogging.
Save your money – Gosh knows bloggers are enablers and I have so many times given into the hype and spent out only to use the product twice and then shove it the back of the cupboard!

Skincare routines – A good skincare really does go a long way, my skin has improved so much but also made my makeup appearance look better

Sometimes less is more – thinking about adding a teenie tiny bit more blusher? Trust me I have done this far to often! Less is definitely more!

Everyone has their own opinions – someone is always going to put their two penny worth in about your blog, and that’s just it YOUR blog, yes by all means take on constructive criticism but only post things that interest you.

Vaseline is your best friend – Who knew Vaseline could have so many uses! Not only do I use it for my lips as a lip balm but I also add sugar to make a scrub, place it on your eyelashes at night to soften your eyelashes.

What has blogging taught you?  

Friday, 1 May 2015

Surviving Driving Lessons!

I recently decided that I would book my driving lessons, after turning 17 I wasn't in a hurry to start and instead focused on college, but after recently turning 18 I took the decision to book my driving lessons! I spent ages phoning round different driving instructors and asking friends who had recently passed and then found a driving instructor who made me feel at ease straight away and that was that!

My first lesson was Monday 23rd March and before hand my dad had been taking me out on a local car park to get some practise at how to drive a car, I was clueless about driving a car! A Massive thank you to my dad who was patient and pushed me to keep going over things even if it meant spending an hour driving round a car park practising how to change gear!

The night before your first lesson: I felt a mixture of excitement and dread, I knew everything about the basics of driving as I had about 3 weeks prior to my first lesson just practising with my dad. I would say to make sure you have everything ready before you go to bed, get your clothes, shoes and bag ready so you don't forget anything. You will also need to take your provisional license and the paper bit that comes with it! You will want to wear something you feel comfortable in and have sensible shoes that will be easy to drive in, I picked up a pair of dap shoes from Primark for around £3 and they are honestly perfect for driving! You need to try and relax, make yourself a hot chocolate and watch one of your favourite films. Getting a good nights sleep can really make a difference (I was perfectly fine before I went to bed and was relaxed but in the night I felt really anxious and subconsciously ended up sleep walking and talking about driving… but lets not tell anyone about that!) Just remember that everyone was a learner once and you have to start at the bottom, your driving instructor has probably seen it all before!

In the morning make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get ready and leave enough time to have a proper drink and breakfast. When you see your instructor pull up go out to them straight away so you don't miss any time off your lesson!

The driving lesson, I was instantly reassured and put at ease my driving instructor is so lovely and she went through everything and helped me set the car up to suit me. The main thing is to listen and take everything in and also to be aware of everything that is going on around you, but also to stay calm and relaxed. I am extremely lucky in the fact my dad has previously taken me out in a car park and practised changing gear, reversing, 3 point turn etc. and one my first lesson my instructor told me I was already 6 lessons ahead, which is incredible and will hopefully save me some money!

Have you just started your driving lessons, or have any funny memories of driving? Let me know in the comments!