Wednesday, 3 February 2016

UPDATED "What's in my make up bag"

The makeup products I use everyday have changed quite a lot but I still have my "ye ol' favourites" 

So... here it is my updated makeup bag 2016

  • My makeup bags from Victoria's Secret and I think it cost around £20, it has sparkly red stripes with white, a zipped compartment on one side and two pockets on the other, the inside is black with small red polka dots, its pretty cute and you can get lots in it.

  • Victoria's Secret fragrance mist in "Love Addict" I received this as a gift but they're roughly around £10

  • Maybelline New York super stay 24 hour foundation in "30 sand" £8.99 from boots, I really like this foundation but it oxidises so quickly so best to buy a shade lighter than you are.

  • Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara in "Extreme Black" £6.99 from Boots, this has been a favourite of mine for a very long time, once on it lasts all day and gives lashes fullness and length.

  • Maybelline New York Big Eyes double end mascara in "black" £11 from Boots, I really like this one, very dark and makes your lashes look extremely long.
  • Naked Smoky Palette by Urban Decay £38 from Debenhams, I honestly think this has to be my favourite Naked palette, I think I may do a whole post about this because I love it so much.

  • Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm £2 from boots, love this, works well and smells lovely.

  • Diva Lipstick by Mac £15.50, the colour of this is amazing, its so rich and deep, plus the blue undertones make your teeth look really white!

  • Velvet Teddy by Mac £15.50, this is the perfect nude colour, it is absolutely gorgeous!

Maybelline New York eyestudio lasting drama gel eyeliner £8 from Boots, favourite eyeliner ever I feel like this one is the hundredth one I've bought haha.

(Now the rest I don't have pictures for because my camera decided to break)

  • Hoola Bronzer by Benefit £23.50 I love this bronzer, it's perfect. would definitely recommend.

  • Rimmel London, lasting finish soft colour blush in "050 Live Pink" £3.99 from Boots, its very pretty, has great colour pay off as well.

  • Pink and black polka dot compact mirror £1 from primark, one side normal mirror, other side magnified, not much to say about this one, does exactly what its suppose to do.
What products do you use everyday "Makeup Wise" ?



Tuesday, 2 February 2016

London Vlog

Here's my first attempt at "vlogging" although I was too embaressed to talk because lots of people where looking at me haha.
In the near future though I hope to be uploading more video's :)



Graze Box Review

I recently ordered a graze box because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and I honestly think I may be obsessed now, I got the variety box and it was only £3.99 and for how much you get, it's so cheap!!!
On their website you get lots of options on what you want or you can leave it up to chance, I personally went through and "binned" a few things I knew I wouldn't like such as olives, but its up to you. Their website is so simple to use, and quick too, you also have a choice to change your deliveries from once a week, every two weeks, or every month, also if you want you can snooze your orders as well, (up to four weeks) in case you want a break from receiving them!

What was in my box:

Wholegrain banoffee dippers.
These are pretty self explanatory, this included: whole meal banana shortbread and toffee sauce, and they were absolutely lovely, they're only 147 calories but believe me it feels like your eating something with way more calories than that! I personally loved everything about this one and can't wait to get this one again. Honestly it's worth buying a box just for these!

Texan Corn Salsa.
This pack included: salsa almonds, corn chips, jumbo chilli corn and roasted corn, I really liked this one as well, they had quite a bit of spice to them and I couldn't stop eating it, again this has very low calories at 155 per punnet. I didn't think I liked almonds but this definitely changed my mind.

Garden Of England.
This includes: Mini Strawberries, Apple and Blackcurrants
I must admit I love fruit, but dried fruit has never really appealed to me, but once again this was really nice, I enjoyed the blackcurrants the most in this one, because they had the most flavour, however personally dried apple just doesn't float my boat. But... Can we take a moment to appreciate how cute the name of this one is! Calories:79

Salted Pecan & Chocolate Tart.
This includes: Milk Chocolate and salted almond buttons, pecans, chopped dates and pumpkin seeds
The chocolate in this one is so good, and I have never liked dates but they work really well in this combination. You get the crunch of the pecans and pumpkins seeds along with the chewiness of the dates followed by the smoothness of the chocolate almond buttons, it makes for a brilliant flavour combination! Also milk chocolate and salted almond buttons who came up with that? It's amazing! Calories: 192 per punnet.

All in all I think these are well worth the money! I would recommend these to anyone whose looking for healthier snack options.

Have you tried Graze boxes?
What snacks do you like or recommend?


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Monday, 1 February 2016

What we where obsessed with in England 1990-2010

Growing up in the mid to late 90's and early 2000's was brilliant, and I've seen a lot of these types of blogs but they're mostly American so here is what people where obsessed with in England at that time :)

Ice Gems! Did anyone actually like these? I know I didn't you'd just eat them because your mum put them in your lunchbox and you wasn't "cool" if you didn't have them!

The Motorola Razr! Now in my school you weren't popular if you didn't have one of them! To be honest i'm not entirely sure why! They were pretty shite! But you know they were pink so that somehow made them cool!

Prayer Beads! Not entirely sure how this trend started! Honestly though this was late 2000's and people had these in so many different colours, we didn't have them for religious reasons, these where a fashion statement and still to this day no one has any idea why we were so obsessed with them!
Dairylea Lunchables... You was one lucky so and so if you found one of these in your lunchbox especially the ones with a Capri sun and Daim Sweets in it, The hot dog one was pretty rank but the pizza was pretty good! (Until it got banned) If you have ever eaten a Lunchable as adult you know they're pretty disgusting as I found out the other day, was being all nostalgic and it led to me consuming one of these god awful things. These where pretty much a staple in a English child's life, you more than likely got one of these when you went on a crappy school trip.

Gummy sweets, these had a proper branded name but for the life of me and cant remember and google didn't know what I was on about! These things were not only really disgusting but I remember them being really bloody sticky as well and had a weird smell!

Ye old faithful Nokia 3310 now these where the shit! Hours spent playing snake and wasting money one different coloured buttons that didn't really work and having a huge collection of cases that you would swap with your friends. The battery life on these were amazing! Why cant phone batteries last this long now?! That's another point actually if your phone did die you know once every millennia, everyone pretty much had the same phone so you could just swap your battery with theirs, do what you needed to do and swap them back again, ah things where so much simpler then. Who could text on one of these without looking and get it all correct? I know I could!

Mr Blobby, he was one scary f***er still gives me nightmares to this day! Whose idea was it to make this terrifying thing a kids tv show?

Yup the picture is true... that shit burned! Especially as you would put it in your eyes just to see if the bottle was true haha

Stick on earrings where crap they didn't stick and looked awful, but until you could persuade your mum (in my case dad) to let you get your ears pierced these would do in the mean time!

I had one of these and looking back now they are truly horrifying, why on earth would you want a doll with no face? And also the faces you did draw on it just looked like shit anyway! Did not see the point in these! Plus they were bloody expensive!

Chuckle Vision was pretty crap! But still to this day you cant pick up anything with someone else without saying "To Me To You"

Jelly shoes! Why oh why did these make a comeback? They're awful! They stink they give you such bad blisters and you're forever trying to dig stones out the bottom of them! In my opinion these should of stayed in the past!!

Weird hairstyles! You know that time you put chopsticks in your hair because you saw Lizzie McGuire had done it and it looked really good on her and you thought you could pull it off? Yup we've all been there! And the crap tonne of butterfly clips you've put in your hair before? I think its best not to talk about it!

Oh my god if you opened your lunchbox and found one of these you were so lucky they where stupidly expensive and lets be honest stupidly good, although if your parents did splash out on a pack of these you always knew the White and milk chocolate balls one would go first!

Sky Dancers! How awesome where they? Until you know they inexplicably flew over next doors fence because you couldn't be told and played with it outside!

If you didn't have a pair of Nike Air's you were apparently a nobody! I never really saw the attraction to them, I thought they were bulky and pretty ugly! But yet again they where a social symbol!

Candy sticks that you would pretend where cigarettes, I know cool right! And then you would try to put your spiderman tattoo on that would never fully turn out right and would take weeks to bloody come off!

The Spice Girls! The holy grail of any girls life growing up at the time, still to this day you can remember every lyric to every song! You would dance around your bedroom singing every song into your hairbrush, and watching Spice Girls live in Wembley over and over again, and being shocked that they done a whole song in the nude!

Blow up bags where pretty pointless, they didn't stay inflated and where a lot more see through than the one in the picture, so everyone could see what you had in it, once again they had a pretty weird smell but you just had to have one in every colour!

Oh yeah also the black school trousers with built in skirt on the top? And the backless school shoes? What was all that about?

So there is just a few things about being a kid in England.

Hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane :)

Nicole xoxoxoxox 

MY top 5 best dressed! SAG Awards 2016!

So here is the top 5 best dressed at the SAG awards 2016 (in my opinion)

5: Joanne Froggatt, I absolutely loved this Burberry dress, the colour is absolutely gorgeous, but it doesn't exactly have the wow factor, so that is why its my 5th favourite!

4:Laverne cox, now once again I love the colour and shape of this dress by designer Atelier Prabal Gurung, really there's nothing to not like!

3:Rachel Mcadams, in a Elie Saab dress she looks absolutely gorgeous and can we just appreciate the intricate detail!

2: Kate Winslet did it again in this stunning Armani dress, how does this woman do it? She seems to be looking younger every time I see her! Its just an absolutely beautiful dress that shows off her amazing body!

1:Emilia Clarke! This beautiful fuchsia Dior (Haute Couture) dress is well deserved in top place I think, everything about this dress is gorgeous the shape the colour everything, and it gives great contrast with her skin colour as well! 

So there you have it MY top 5 best dressed at the SAG awards, do you agree? or disagree and who would be in your top 5?

Nicole xoxoxox

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