Monday, 26 May 2014

My Life In Bags & Boxes

After getting our house keys at the end of march & being uber excited for the prospect of moving into our new home, Saturday couldn't come quick enough!

All going well we finally get to move into our new home this weekend! Kitchen is (fingers crossed) being fitted this weekend which should mean we can get on in there. 

After renovating to the max for the lad 2 months I CANNOT wait to get in there. The bedrooms are done, living room done, kitchen should be done & other rooms are done but just need finishing touches but we're looking forward to all the little projects we can do when we're in. As surely we'll get bored when we've been hands on for two months & then suddenly we have time to relax?! Our sofas are still in the plastic ! 

Be prepared for a few house updates over the next few months then a house tour in photos when it's completely done.

On a beauty note, I'm doing a collab with BOOTS, Smash Box, Ojon & Bumble & Bumble next month & will be showcasing loads of products & looks. I'm so excited to say this is a whole new venture & is going to be a monthly feature full of new looks for each season! Very exciting so keep your eyes peeled :)


Thursday, 15 May 2014

I'm Oil Free!!

For as long as I can remember I have always had an oily face. Might not be a fresh hot topic but let's be honest, we all have those days (some apparently more frequent than others).

I was fed up of my make up sliding around my face or when i touched my skin it just rubbing off. I've tried so many foundations and primers and they all say "Perfect for oily skin" and I'm always left feeling a bit peeved, because let's be honest who likes wasting money on products which don't work for your skin.

I've tried setting powders, oil free make up, mattifying creams and nothing works. Okay, for the first part of the day my face looks fresh, natural and my make up looks perfect, but give it 3 hours and I'm as shiny as anything and look like I've just ran a marathon. 

So… (this story isn't all doom and gloom) I decided to try something which I think is really weird, Face Blotting Papers. I wasn't sure how well they'd work or how weird it would be, but none the less I went out to Superdrug and bought a pack, the Deep Action Skincare Mattifying Shine Control Papers. They're not the cheapest thing in the world at £2.59 but you get 60 sheets in this little book so really it's a right bargain.

The idea of them is when you start to look or feel a bit greasy, you rip out a sheet and just press it against your face. It takes off the oil, removes the shine BUT doesn't remove your make up.

Now I've done this before with a tissue (haha) and I've seen plenty of make up smeared all over the sheet when I've finished so wasn't aiming for high expectations but I was really surprised.

I tried them on a Hen Weekend, so it was a proper hard core first outing for these bad boys. I put my make up on at 7:30am and was out the door by 7:50am and then on the train by 8:05am. I told my friend all about this little book and said when I look shiny let me know and I'll whack them out. So 2 hours into the journey I felt a bit slimy so thought here goes nothing and ripped out a sheet and dabbed it on my face. WOW is all I can say at the amount of grease it took off but my make up didn't budge!! RESULT!

I used them a total of 3 times throughout the day and never had to touch up my make up at all. I really think I've found my saviour in this little book of blotters. Okay it'd be great to find a make up which means I didn't  need to blot my face but if all else fails I've definitely got these to fall back on.

It's safe to say they're now a permanent resident in my handbag! 

Have you tired the face blotting papers before? Let me know what you thought below! 

Becs xx

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

I've Bought A House!

Where have I been?

I know I've been MIA on this blog for aggggges! But let me come back with a good reason.

I've bought a house!!!

It's been an utter whirlwind but me and my boyfriend have bought our first home together. After a lot of ups and downs and having to pull out of a property previously we've found our home! 

We got the keys at the end of April but have yet to move in as just like Gemma from Gemsmaquilage we too are having to renovate to the max! With new kitchen bathroom and a complete gut of everything inside it's been an empty shell for a while, but now it's all coming together and I'm excited to say that we should (fingers crossed) be moving in at the end of this month! 

I'm so excited to finally start living there and spending many happy years creating memories and feeling happy in our own home.

So let's get on to some pictures, as it's always the best way to tell a story! If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you've probably seen these photos before but here we go! And bare in mind we've been renovating for nearly two months and most of these pics are either during or after we've finished! :)

 This is my house. I think it's pretty haha

A tree in the garden. It makes me feel summery! 

Our kitchen half way taking all the old units out! It's now a bare room with new kitchen in next week!

A before during and after of our box room! 

And here's the box room finished- just carpet to go! 

The before and after of the master bedroom.  It was covered in built in furniture. So glad to see it gone and love how beautiful and fresh it looks now.

I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek into the new pad, i'll be back on form with posts early June as still go a fair way to go before we move in.

Look out for a post on Ojon and Bumble and Bumble soon as doing a great review and post with Boots! 

See you soon xxx