Why I love Autumn

Autumn leaves.
Don't get me wrong I love the summer months, being able to wear cute outfits, planing days out and not having to worry about the weather etc but there's just something about Autumn / Winter that I just LOVE.

As soon as it hits September, that's summer over for me. I start planning Halloween, what I'm going as, how I'm going to decorate the house, how the pumpkins are going to be carved. Literally anything Halloween based,I'm on it.

It's not just Halloween that I love in the Autumn time, I love that I can start wearing knit jumpers / cardigans and it's socially acceptable where as in the summer you get the weirdest looks. I love the fact that the air starts to get a little cooler and crisp in the morning and evening. Even though I'm that person that constantly moans that it's too cold, I do much prefer it. 

New Look autumn jumper.

I also feel like all the better films start to come out in September / October time and being a lover of the cinema it's time to make use of my unlimited card that gets abandoned a little in the summer. I'm not a massive lover of horror films although I'll watch them to keep the bf happy, I'm more of a Hocus Pocus kinda girl. 

Halloween pumpkins.

I have few 'halloweeny' days out planned this Autumn which I'm super excited about! We've got a 2 day Thorpe Park fright night planned next weekend, we're also planning to do a Fright Night at Colchester Zoo to make use of our gold passes and I think we're also planning to do another night at Scaresville like last year. I really want to go to a Pumpkin Patch this year and pick my own pumpkins so I'm still in the works of persuading that.

Have you got anything planned for Autumn / Halloween? Let me know!

Thanks for reading,

Soap & Glory sheet masks | hit or miss?

Soap & Glory sheet masks.

I’m a huge lover of Soap & Glory so when I saw that they’d brought out face masks of course I was super excited and obviously had to try them! I originally browsed on their website and was drawn to the What A Peeling De-Clog mask. I love a good face mask that's going to get deep and clean my pores. 

Soap & Glory sheet masks.

I was also really intrigued by their sheet masks because I love how quick and simple they are, so I decided I'd pick some of them on my way to work.

My local boots store didn't have the de-clog mask that I wanted, so I opted for the sheet masks. I did actually pick up 3 but was too eager to wait and take a photo and used it, oops. The ones I picked up were the Vitamin C Brightening mask, SPEED PLUMP Miracle Moisture mask and the The Fab Pore Pore-Refining mask.

I tried the pore refining mask and it was the weirdest feeling ever! It was so cooling and almost tingling on the skin. I left it on for around 15-20 minutes and then peeled it off and my skin was glowing!! Honestly looked amazing, however I would recommend doing it at night so that your skin can fully absorb all the product as the sheet masks are dripping with product. I'll definitely repurchase this mask!

Soap & Glory Radiance boosting mask.

Soap & Glory Miracle moisture mask.

After loving the first sheet mask, I'm super excited and have high hopes for these two masks. I'll be sure to keep you updated on how they work. You can get the masks here and here. Boots currently have 'buy one get one half price' across their Soap & Glory skin care range so it's the perfect time!

Thanks for reading,

Harry Potter Studio Tour London

Yesterday, 18th September the bf and I FINALLY went to the Harry Potter studios in London! It was honestly one of the best days so I thought I'd share some photos with you for today's post!

P.s please forgive me for the terrible quality of photos as I only took my phone with me because I've lost my camera.. oops. Enjoy! 

Of course I had to buy a t-shirt?!

I'll only share a few photos from my day there as I don't want to show too much for people who haven't been or are planning to go. I would definitely recommend going if you're a big Harry Potter fan. You can get all the details for how to book here

Let me know if you've been, what was your favourite part?

Thanks for reading .. or should I say looking!

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l'oreal hydra genius aloe water | review

L'oreal Hydragenius Aloe Water.

I've seen so many people rave about this moisturiser and honestly I thought it was just going to be another basic moisturiser and nothing special. However .. I bought a magazine a while back and they had a sample of this stuck to one of the pages so obviously I tried it and I was not disappointed!

L'oreal Hydragenius Aloe Water.

Obviously in a sample packet you don't get a lot of product maybe two or three pumps and that's pretty much it. Although the amount of product inside the sample was able to cover my face twice fully which I loved! So when I saw this out in the stores in Boots I had to buy the full bottle! I think it's usually priced at £9.99 however every now and then they put it on offer and currently it's on sale for £6.66 which you can get 
online or in stores!

L'oreal Hydragenius Aloe Water.

So it's a very thin gel-like consistency and almost feels wet. I usually do three pumps in my hand rub them together and then just put it all over my face. It absorbs almost instantly and soaks into the skin and it feels amaaaaazing! It leaves my skin feeling so refreshed, hydrated and super super soft. I leave my moisturiser in the fridge so when I use it, it's cool and refreshing and definitely a top tip for the summer to help with sun burns. 

I definitely think it's worth the hype and I will continue to repurchase. I'm already on my second bottle and half way through that already, oops!

Let me know if you've tried this and what your thoughts are, I'd love to know! Thanks for reading. 

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Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palettes.
Recently I've been loving these eyeshadow palettes from Makeup Revolution so I thought I'd share them with you. I originally got these palettes from the 12 Days Of Christmas Box that Makeup Revolution brought out last Christmas. 

Makeup Revolution palettes.

So inside the christmas box, you got three eyeshadow palettes and these are the palettes that I got. So I got the Night Shimmers palette, The Matte 18 EDIT and the Matte Forecast Edit 2017. As these were sold within the box I don't actually think you can buy these separately now which is a shame however, Makeup Revolution do very similar palettes that I'm sure will have similar sorts of shades.
Makeup Revolution Night Shimmers.
Probably my favourite palette out of all 3 palettes is the Night Shimmers palette. It's full of gorgeous warm shimmery tones which are perfect for the autumn season now approaching. The shimmers are also insanely pigmented which is amazing considering the price of their palettes.

Makeup Revolution Matte 18 Edit.

This matte palette is also incredible its full off very light buildable shades and the ultra dark shades too which makes it a perfect palette for that everyday basic use. There's also an amazing selection of colours for every skin tone for defining the crease.

Makeup Revolution Matte Forecast Edit 2017.

This palette is very similar to the previous palette, however this palette adds a little bit more colour to shades than the previous one. I love the orange / brown shades in this palette I think they just add a little something more to an everyday basic look. This palette really does have a little something for everyone for an everyday basis.

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you've tried anything from Makeup Revolution. I'm eager to try more of their products!

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Holler and Glow Baby Unicorn, Self Made and Rogue Mermaid.

Hi guys!

Every post I say I'm going to get back into blogging again then I just give up and leave it for months. HOWEVER, I'm determined to stick to it this time! So what better 'come back' post than a nail polish one?

I've always got my nails painted, I just can't stand plain nails! Usually the brand I'll reach for is Barry M, however lately, all I've been reaching for are these Holler And Glow polishes.

Holler And Glow is a brand recently been added to Primark and I believe is exclusive only to Primark. It's a super affordable brand and all their products are sooooo cute, you honestly can't go wrong.

The three shades I've been LOVING lately, are these three in the photo above, in the shades Baby Unicorn, Self Made and Rogue Mermaid. First of, can we talk about how cute the shade names are? Like who doesn't love a unicorn and mermaid.

Baby Unicorn, Self Made, Rogue Mermaid.

Baby Unicorn is my favourite nail polish to put over the top of a bold bright colour to add a little sparkle. It's a super clear glittery shimmer shade and can add that little something extra to any colour. Self Made is the shade I've been wearing the most recently, it's such a gorgeous shade. In some lights its a bold shimmering gold and under a different light it has an undertone of rose gold, it's absolutely gorgeous. Finally my first Holler And Glow purchase is the shade Rogue Mermaid. This colour is stunning, at first glance it looks like a shimmery blue then when caught in the light it has undertones of purple and green. Perfect for that holographic look.

Baby Unicorn, Self Made, Rogue Mermaid.

Have you tried anything from Holler And Glow? Let me know what your favourites were!
Thanks for reading, see you in the next post!