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PLANNING | The Ginger Cat co Haul and Comp Win

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the Ginger Cat Company's stickers. I've been buying them on and off for the past few months, I'm not as good at using them in my planners but I do keep buying them. 

The ginger cat co - sticker shop haul

In June they celebrated their birthday by holding a number of giveaways and I was lucky enough to win one of the prizes.

I'd also placed an order using the very generous birthday discount code so my prize and purchase all came in one package. It was like Christmas.

My prize was a pencil case, a set of coloured pencils and a cat greetings card colouring in pack. I'm excited to get colouring in and send some to my friends.

The ginger cat co - sticker shop haul

I bought a mix of bullet journal functional stickers as well as days of the weeks stickers, monthly calendars and date boxes.

The ginger cat co - sticker shop haul

As well as the stickers I bought I also got a free birthday sheet which I'm going to save for my birthday week next year.

As well as this kit I also grabbed a few more colourful sheets including a Cinema boxes set, I don't go often but I love this style of box to record my trips.

My current planner is undated so the bow date stickers will come in handy and the birthday balloons will be a nice way to records friends special days. The first time I saw these was on a sample sheet and I wasn't keen but I decided to use it and loved how it looked in my planner.

The ginger cat co - sticker shop haul

The final set is a mix of cute stickers including the book lover stickers which are adorable, but first coffee and other coffee saying which might be an ill timed purchase as I have been thinking about cutting out caffeine but I'm going to cut down not cut out and I couldn't resist the cat stickers.

The small sample sheets from a couple of other shops that provided stickers to the first x number of people who bought in the birthday sale. I'm not sure if people got full sheets as well but I placed my order at the very last minute so I didn't expect any birthday extras the discount was enough.

I have bought from a few other shops but in my experience the Ginger Cat Co have always arrived very quickly, There is also a facebook group which has a nice mix of people in it and I'm sure other shops have that as well, but I've found somewhere I love and I'm a little afraid of shopping else where. I know I should try other shops but for now, I'm really happy and I need to get sticking and planning with these and the many other stickers I own!



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Lifestyle | Mindfulness and Me

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Earlier this week I went on a work course which was all about health, lifestyle and energy. I really didn't know what it was about but it has to be one of the best course I've been on through work.

Now I don't really talk about work on the blog and I guess this isn't really about work as it was an external company that ran the course and work just paid for it.

I realised by battery levels are more like a 2 out of 5. I spend my work day in the wrong "zone" and I need to do things about it.

Throughout the session, we had a sheet with traffic light signals and after each part of the session we wrote down thing we were going to start doing, anything we wanted to continued doing and things we were going to stop doing.

If you've read my last post about why I haven't been blogging much you will see that I've been ill and run down and stressed for a while now.

The course was on Tuesday and as I write this it's now Thursday and I've already made a few changed. I'm hoping these are sustainable and after only 2 days I managed to sleep almost a full night, minus a 3 am wee break but I didn't fall asleep on the loo and I did get right back to sleep.

Changes I'm planning:

Eat breakfast within 2 hours of waking. The course recommended this for me it will have to be within 3 hours due to commute but I have had some form of breakfast before 9 am all week. I just  need to make sure I do it at weekend as well

I've been taking in Skyr Icelandic Style yogurts and having one before 9 am where I can. I really enjoy these as they are not as sweet as many yogurts and they are high in protein and help to keep me fuller.




Use an app such as Headspace - I have downloaded it and done the first two meditations. I'm going to look into some other apps before I buy a year subscription so if you have any recommendations let me know.

Start a positivity / Gratitude Journal-  for a while I have noticed people posting their three positives for the day on Facebook and we talked about this, it was agreed putting pen to paper makes us connect with what we are saying more. I have dug out the journal I won from Beth a while ago and started it. My plan is to write my three positives for the day and a quote. I used to keep a quote journal but it's been lost/packed away and I have no idea where it is. This way if it does turn up I can transfer the quotes to it/I'm kind of keeping a new one.



Make Gin Fridays a more regular thing - Myself and a colleague have an odd gin Friday when we need it / special occasions and we both really need it. It might have been a bit of a joke but we do need to spend regular time out of the office. I'm not sure I can afford a Gin and lunch out every week but I'm going to see if she wants to do the odd Starbucks lunch / other places and make sure we book it in. Even if it's once a month plus special occasions.

We've made a good start and had a Gin Friday this week, we also had lunch out as it's been a tough old week so food and gin were essential.



Stop eating my lunch at my desk -  I kinda like eating at my desk. I get to do a bit of blogging / I can watch Love Island. I am trying to spend half my lunch away from my desk and on days where I have watched LI I will move away from my desk!

These are a few of the things that I'm starting to work on. There are a few other things on the list but I haven't really look at them yet.

Watch this space, I'm aiming to do updates on changes I'm making and how I'm feeling over the coming months.

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LIFESTYLE | Why I Haven't Been Blogging as Much

Monday, July 10, 2017

I was I looking for a snappier title the "Why I Haven't Been Blogging as Much"  but let's call a spade a spade.

Over the past few months, I've felt ill. Nothing I can put my finger on. Ongoing cold, chest infections, ear infections with a few days of feeling ok. Only for the cycle to start again.

I feel miserable and I'm sick of turning down social occasions but what is worse a lot of the time I've felt ok but by the weekend I'm so run down I have to cancel last minute and I'm always the one who plays hell when people flake at the last minute. I've taken to telling people to plan without me and if I'm up to it I'll let them know last minute. Which I also hate but I just can't commit to anything at the moment.

Just before I went on holiday I finally gave in and went to the doctors, only because 1. I was due to fly and I knew it was a full on ear infections and 2. It was a bit of a cry for help. Sadly as I can't
explain how I feel any more than I feel ill. It isn't much help.

That doctor gave me a course of antibiotics but all the time on holiday I was poorly. I keep randomly falling asleep. When I wake up I have no idea where I am or what day it is and it's very scary. On one occasion I fell asleep walking down a set of stairs from the roof terrace to the main living area. Luckily I had my parents either side of me shouting to wake me up. I safely made it downstairs and slept in a bed for 6 hours. I found if we had a bit of a trip out in the morning I'd sleep all afternoon.

Now I'm home the random sleeping has abated a little but I've fallen asleep at work, on the tram and missed my stop. Luckily I was on a tram where the last stop was only 2 stops down the line but it meant tea was ruined and I got shouted at. I got told to buck my ideas up by my dad. I didn't do it on purpose. I don't know how to make it stop. I'm now setting alarms at 5 min intervals to keep me awake all the way home but I need to change the alarm tone as I think I'm becoming immune to it.

I did go back to the doctors the day after I came back and saw the practice nurse. I don't feel like he took me very seriously and said there was no sign of infection. He was assuming I don't go to bed early enough for the sleep thing, but I go to bed between 6 pm and 9 pm most nights, occasionally it will be about 11 pm but I don't really consider that all that late. No antibiotics needed but he did give me a nasal spray as I was bunged up.

He agreed to send me for a blood test to see if there was anything else they could see but I've been back for the results and all he said was my sugar levels were too high but not indicating diabetes. I need to get my sugar levels down (AKA Diet) and there was a slight abnormality a liver enzyme but nothing to cause concern or need medication for. I then had a coughing fit and he sent me on my way with another prescription for antibiotics and said he wants to repeat the blood work in September.

What I have noticed is my sleeping is getting worse, last night I went to bed at 9 pm Started to watch Love Island and I fell asleep within 30 mins. I woke up within 90 mins I know this as I'd put my TV on a timer and my tv turned off a couple on mins after I'd woken up. More sleep but awake at midnight - too hot, sleep wake up 1 am - too cold, sleep, wake up 2.30am no idea where I am. Sit on the edge of the bed knowing I need the loo but not being able to get up. 3 am. Go to the loo.  3.30am Get woken up by dad. You're asleep on the loo go back to bed. Sleep, wake 4 am - too hot again. Do i  get up, sit on the edge of bed not being able to get out of bed. sleep repeate a mix of previous till 9 am when I gave up and get up. 12 pm arrives and i'm asleep on the sofa! Is this pattern happening all the time and I just don't remember it? What is wrong with me.

If I go out on a Saturday and I mean just a walk around town, I can't get up on a Sunday and I do nothing. I feel like I have no life. I get home from work, have tea, read blogs, watch TV then sleep. I can't risk going out after work in case it wipes me out at work the next day.

With all the going on I haven't had time for blogging. My YouTube channel has been ticking along as I filmed lots in advance and I managed to film while I was away.

Safe to say I'm feeling very sorry for myself. I now have a barking cough and I'm annoying everyone around me with the sounds I'm making!!!


As well as all this we've been having wifi issues. We have virgin super fast which only works when it wants to on one device at a time!

Apologies for this being so whiney but sometimes it's cathartic to pour it all out.

I do want to try and improve my health and I'm a member of a gym but I haven't felt up to going. I went back last Wednesday and did  Zumba class and it was great and I'm hoping to keep going to that. I just need to make sure I've had a quiet Tuesday and Thursdays planned. I'm also going back to Slimming World. Don't worry this isn't going to be a SW blog and I know this may lose me a number of friends but I wanted to mention it. I'm not a diet bore and I don't want to talk about it 247. I want to crack on and do it. I want my all come back normal in September and I want to be able to go to events again and no be wiped out. They are exhausting enough when you are well. I've got tickets to CFF and accommodation booked. I want to be able to play out on Saturday night and not take to my bed and think I could have done this at home! Someone remind me to book a train ticket and I've got a holiday booked for November and I want to not sleep through that one!!


I want to feel more like me even if I have no idea what I feel like. I want my blood tests to come back "normal" I don't care about losing weight. I admit I'm a couple of stone above where I tend to sit and those plane seats were more uncomfortable than normal but I won't be letting it take over my life.




Other than mirror IG selfies these are then only photos of me from holiday and I hate them, I feel that I look really sad and if i'm honest a bit poorly so I guess they are a true reflection of the time. 

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TRAVEL | 3 THINGS TO DO CARTEGENA

Monday, July 03, 2017

I've recently returned from a trip to Spain and one of the many things we did was to visit Cartagena. I have been to this city around 7 years ago but last time we stayed around the large El Corte Ingles which is a large department store.

This time we entered from the different side of the city and parked in an underground carpark which was along the sea front. 

While I didn't spend very long in the city these are my three recommendations. If you've been recently let me know what you would recommend as I really want to go back for a long weekend. 

Number One - Visit the Port Area

Cartagena is also a stop for cruise ships so for a lot of visitors they don't get a choice but to visit this area. 

I love to look at boats and while I was there I was lucky enough to see the new superyacht, that is on its final fit out alongside its sister ship the much smaller but no less swanky yacht.


There are also a number of sculptures along the port side and I really like this about Spain and I know a lot of other cities do it but as I visit Spain the most I associate it with them.  


The port side isn't the only place for art with this amazing tail poking out of the water. The is also the Naval museum which we didn't do this time but it is on my list for my next visit. Near our car park was a few bars and we had a drink looking out over the water picking out our imaginary yacht.


Number Two- Go To The Roman Theatre Museum 

This is the closest I came to visit this museum and it might seem strange to recommend it, it was one of the reasons we went to Cartagena, sadly we decided it was just too warm to visit and we decided to spend out time elsewhere. It's said to have seated 6000 people and as you can expect it isn't a place for someone with mobility issues as there are a lot of steps. There is also an interactive element to the museum with a lot of buttons to press and displays are in English and Spanish. 

Number Three and a sneaky Four - Shop & Drink Cortado

As I mentioned at the beginning of the post there is a large department store but we explored the side streets and discovered a number of shops that I was familiar with. 


I found Sephora, but it was closed and not open for a few weeks which was a little bit heartbreaking but I'm guessing this saved me at least 100 euros. We spotted a lot of the usual store we'd previously seen in the shopping malls but we did find a Sfera which we hadn't found before (I did see a concession in El Corte Ingles in Alicante a few days later) 


After a hard day of sightseeing and shopping, we stopped for a cortado which is an espresso with hot milk and my favourite way to drink coffee but I have it with milk as they sometimes make it with hot condensed milk and that way really isn't for me! 



I may have only spent a couple of hours in the city but it has left a lasting impression on me. It felt like a smaller, calmer, safer Barcelona and I'm longing to spend more time in the city.



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STATIONERY | Tiger Store - My First Visit

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Some peoples idea of heaven might be a trip to Disney Land, others a million pounds, mine to be given untamed access to stationery. Pens, pencils, rulers, washi tape, pads, pens, binders. It’s my heaven.

STATIONERY | Tiger Store - My First Visit

I’ve come across Tiger from planning groups on facebook and a seeing them in Vlogs. When I arrived on holiday and stopped a store I was excited. I knew I couldn’t get too excited as we only had 22kg luggage allowance and I was in the market for new clothes.


If you like pineapples, and light bulbs, random things you didn’t know you didn’t need then Tiger is the place for you. 

The main thing I was on the look out for was the fauxdori travellers notebook binder thing (the blue and white stripped folder in the pictures)

STATIONERY | Tiger Store - My First Visit

I'm in a number of planner groups and their was a bit of a buzz about these when they first appeared. I have no idea why I'll use it for but it's so pretty. I also got another note book with blank but coloured pages, again I have no need or use for it but it's cute.

I also grabbed a small colouring in book but I've only coloured in one of the pictures.


Some things I will use are the pens, I couldn't pick between the two and for a euro each why not get both, I also bought the 2 sticky tapes for a euro and I plan to use this in my planner and will use the sticky notes in the same way

STATIONERY | Tiger Store - My First Visit


I also bought 2 chocolate bars, one was very much like a mars bar and the other was similar but was more nougat-y and a bag of apple chips. The chocolate was nice but I wouldn't be in a rush to re-buy it. I did love the apple chips. They were the nicest ones I've tried.

My last purchase was the tub of chuddy (anyone still call it that?) Chewing gum, I'm impressed with this. I don't use gum very often but I wish I'd bought more. The pieces are a bit chunkier than other brands and it has a nice bite to it as you start to chew it. I don't know how to describe it but it's enjoyable 


STATIONERY | Tiger Store - My First Visit

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Review | Glasses Shop New Tortoiseshell frames

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I was recently contacted by GlassesShop.com asking if I would like to review a pair of their eyeglasses, It couldn't have been a more perfect time. I'd just had my eyes tested and I was in the buyer remorse phase between paying for new eyeglasses at the opticians and the ten-day wait to pick them up. 

Review | Glasses Shop New Tortoiseshell frames

The eyeglasses I'd chosen at the opticians were very different to what I've had before and glassesshop.com felt like they saved the day by having a similar style to my existing eyeglasses while still being different and new.

Review | Glasses Shop New Tortoiseshell frames

The ordering process was really simple, for me I had to email the details of my prescription to then company direct. All the details were on my card from my opticians with the exception of my (Pupil Distance) PD. As my sight test was recent I knew what it was but the website shows you how to measure it or you can ask where you had your eyes tested. When you order eyeglasses online there is a section on the website for you to enter all your details.

Review | Glasses Shop New Tortoiseshell frames

I am very happy with the frames that I have chosen, I love the mix of gold and tortoise shell, my hair is currently quite light and the gold works well but having the darker details will still work when I go through my phase of dark winter hair. You know it's going to happen I've been light for a while now.

Review | Glasses Shop New Tortoiseshell frames

The detail on the arms and bridge of the nose and very nice and make the eyeglass frames seem more expensive.

They also do a range of prescription sunglasses which range from then ordinary functional glasses to some which are very cool. I have my eye on the Leila Square in Black. I'm not sure I'm cool enough to pull that style of sunglasses off but I've fallen hook line and sinker for them and they are under $40 including single vision lenses.


Review | Glasses Shop New Tortoiseshell frames

The glasses are really comfortable and fit really well, one thing I was worried about was how they would fit around my ears as when you go into the opticians they tend to spend ages checking the fit and bending the arms but these fit very well and I don't feel like they need any adjustments.

Review | Glasses Shop New Tortoiseshell frames

Delivery time was also very quick and they arrived in under  10 working days. I was on holiday when they were delivered and the boxed fitted through my letter box no problem. They also came with a plastic case and cleaning cloth. 

I've also been given a discount code for my readers.

GSHOT50

 This gives 50% off for all eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses only throughout the website, with the exception of sales frames. This isn't an affiliate code and I don't get anything in return for you using this code. 

I was sent these frames for review purpose and as always all opinions and words are my own

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GOALS | Update 6 - Midyear Look Back

Monday, June 26, 2017


Like with everything in life goals get lost, things go off track. Life gets in the way and up to this point, I haven’t even thought about writing a blog post in this middle month of the year.

I decided to have a quick look at percentages to see which social media platform needs a bit of TLC from me if I’m any hope of meeting these goals I’ve set for myself.

GOALS | Update 6 -  Midyear Look Back


Surprisingly I’m doing ok. All my goals are over 50% done. I’ve reached my revised Pinterest target. This will be revised but I haven’t decided If I should go big and aim for 2000 of play it safe and go for 1500. Which would be double my original target of 750.

Sadly, my worst performing social platform is also my favourite. YouTube, I’m in love. I love making videos. I need to work ok my presentation, but I’m happy with the majority of the content I put up. I don’t really over edit videos. I try and cut out long pauses and where I drop things, but in the main, I just tidy up the start and end of videos. Do I need to do more editing? I also feel like I struggle with promotion. I don’t know what else to do or how to grow my audience. I have started using a chrome extension tool to help with a few bits but I need to stop being Lazy and work ok proper thumbnails as I have just been using the thumbnail generator and I know this is a hindrance. I also need to work on Tags and a few other bits.

The second worst performer is Bloglovin, I’m not entirely worried or bothered by this, there has been a lot of talk about BL over the past few months and people are getting rid of it. There has been talk of it “stealing content” from people. I haven’t had the time or the inclination to get involved or look into it further. I occasionally promote it on Twitter but I’m kinda just leaving it to do its own thing. One day I will decide if I’m coming off it or working on it but it isn’t a priority for me right now.

Third up we have Google+. This is the one I wanted to work on this year and I love the concept of it, I hate the new interface and I can no longer change back to classic which is a bit of a stickler but not the end of the world. I think I want to dedicate a month to this platform and look around it, interact with it and generally fall back in love with it. Saying that I’, 84% to target which to say I feel like I only really spent the first two or three months of the year “working” on social media growth isn’t at all bad.

Instagram I’m torn with. I’m frantically chasing getting to 2000 followers but at the same time, it’s bobbing along nicely. It was stagnant for a while, then it took a drop and I fought and fought to get it back up and now it’s 1900s where I think it will sit for a few months. I’d love to get it to 2000 then it can sit and spent the rest of the year doing what it needs to do. I’ve also started using the stories option. I mean literally over the past 3 days. I don’t really get it and I always over posted on IG. I’ve got 4600pictures on my account. I feel like I want to delete all then old stuff but no idea how to start and I can’t face doing it manually. I guess I’, using stories to dump all the stuff I’d one put on my main page. Is that the right way to do it?

Facebook page. I don’t use this at all. I occasionally add an IG picture to auto post and I might send a Hootsuite post to it but I find when I do post something I do get engagement but I don’t always want to engage back. I don’t love Facebook but maybe I need to. I’d love to get to target by the end of the year and maybe I need a social media lesson about my FB account.


Twitter – we don’t worry about Twitter. I’m fairly close to my end of year target and while I’ve stopped checking month on month growth I think it’s doing its own thing and I’m currently enjoying using it as a platform which is great as I used to hate it. (the mobile app) 

Stats if anyone is interested. If you fancy helping me reach some of things, there are links below and in the side bar (cheeky much?) 

YouTube
58.60%
Bloglovin
79.33%
Google+
84.00%
Instagram
85.51%
IG SW
86.50%
Facebook
89.73%
Twitter
90.40%
Pinterest
101.50%

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Stationery | Sheaffer Ion Pen Review

Friday, June 23, 2017

On the back of national stationery week and my love of stationery, I have recently agreed to review a Sheaffer Ion pen, this small and compact pen measures just 3.5 inches at its smallest.

Stationery | Sheaffer Ion Pen Review
The pen is a rollerball and the ink has a gel consistency. My pen has black in, I’m not sure if they all do and it retails for £12.99, It comes in a range of 6 colours and I received the purple one which I love (I think it’s billed as lilac but I’d say it’s more of a true purple) The other colours are; black, blue, red, green and white.
Stationery | Sheaffer Ion Pen Review
I’ve been keeping my pen in the inside pocket of my work bag and it’s handy if I need to make changes or add notes in my planner. The ink pictured isn’t this pen as I took the pictures as soon as I received it. (Update Pictures)
Stationery | Sheaffer Ion Pen Review
Initially I struggled to open the pen, for some reason I kept unscrewing the barrel. I’m not sure why I struggled as it is very simple. You remove the cap and then extend the barrel to its full length, releasing the nib so it can be used. The nib is a medium width and is what we say in my family “A nice writer”, meaning it has a good and smooth flow. It doesn’t leave blobs or streaks and dries quickly.
Stationery | Sheaffer Ion Pen Review
The pen has a chunky barrel which works well for me, I broke my hand a few years ago and since then I struggle to hold thin pens and need a bigger barrel. I also like that the pen extends to reveal the nib and this not only protects it but it makes it feel like a real pen (how many fake pens have you used recently? Me and well!)
Stationery | Sheaffer Ion Pen Review
I’m really pleased with this pen and think I will use it a lot, as I’ve said the small size makes it handy to keep with me at all times and works well for my new cute planner. I think that might need its own post.Stationery | Sheaffer Ion Pen Review

I was sent the pen as a review item and as always all opinions and words are my own.

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Beauty | MUR Redemption Palette Iconic 1

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

For our last Collab Girlies Video we did nude eye looks using the Makup Revolution Redeption Iconic 1 palette. 

I didn't have this and my friend and fellow Collab Girlie sent me this one, at first I thought she had two of them but no she bought me my very own. I always get a bit overwhelmed when people treat me like that and while it isn't expensive I always feel surprised people are willing to do nice things for me. 


The palette is said to be a dupe for Urban Decays Naked 1. I'm not very in to looking for dupes but I have compared it against my naked palette and it is very similar.

I wouldn't say there are any exact matches but for the difference in price it's well worth getting the MUR one.



The Urban Decay Palette comes in at just under £40 and the MUR one is £4. While I prefer the colours and shadows in the UD palette there is very little difference. 


I love that there is a good range of colours as well as a mix of mattes and shimmers. The colour pay off on these shadows was a lot stronger than I expected and they were easy to blend.

When I made the video, I wasn't all that sure about this palette but I think I was treating it as if it was the UD palette and not treating it as a stand alone item and I wish I'd had a practice run before filming, 

Over all for £4 this is a decent product and I think you would be hard pressed to get better value from such similar colours. 

Do you have this palette? Do you like it? 


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BEAUTY | Color Pop - I got a bit over excited in the sale!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Color Pop (it’s so hard not to write colour pop) is a brand I’ve lusted over for a while and I’ve watched repeatedly American YouTubers use the products and with each release, I’ve wanted to try it more and more.

I’m not often sucked in by you tuber brands, Ok so that’s not totally true but I’ve not often given in to the temptation for a while at least. 

A few weeks ago, there was a sale, plus free overseas delivery if you spent over a certain amount and the temptation tipped over. May is my Birthday month.

I did get the dreaded customs fees. But it’s not the customs fees that bother me, it’s the Royal Mail handling fees. It was £12 in Customs fee’s to cover UK VAT. That I’m ok with, it sucks but if I was buying it here I’d be paying it. The additional £8 for the handling fees is the twist of the knife. It’s done. I’m more or less happy with what I’ve bought and with what I saved in the sale and with postage It’s more that covered the charges I’ve paid.

It does sour the pill a bit but the price we pay and I’ve got products I’ve wanted to try for a long time.
What did I buy?


 Pressed Eye Shadow in the shade Bel Air – This is a great neutral brown shade, this will work well as an all-over shade and as a transition colour.  


 Eye Makeup Brush – (gift) A nice angled brush, I believe they recommended this to apply the super shock shadows but for me, it’s much more of an eyebrow brush. I will try and report back once I’ve used it. 

Super Shock Shadow in the shade CoPilot – A very shimmery pink. This is much sparklier than I’d expected but it is a beautiful shadow.


Lippie Stick Primer – I don’t know if this is an Emperor’s new clothes kinda product but it smells delicious and I’m going to use it



Party Trick a set of 6 Super Shock Shadows – This is a fantastic set of six sparkly and metallic shades. I’m excited to use this set.


LippieToGo-InATwist a set of 5 mini Lippie Sticks – I couldn’t decide on just one shade so this mini set was a perfect introduction to them. One of the shades has been damaged in shipping but I’m sure I can sort it out. All the shades are wearable, 2 of the 5 are not my kind of colours but I will give them a try and pass them on to a friend.


Set of 3 - Out and About Liquid Lipsticks – This was my biggest gamble. I’m not a huge wearer of liquid lipsticks and colours can look so different online to in person. I like how these swatched but I’ve tried wearing one of them and I’m not sure it was very me, however, I think in autumn/winter it would be much more wearable.


I have made a video with swatches which hopefully will be live about the same time as this post so you can see for yourself my first impressions. 

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