Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Free iPhone Wallpapers

I've been really getting into using Photoshop recently and I have been really enjoying it, I use it for work and for my hobbies and its amazing how much you can learn just by having a go at something. I am always changing my iPhone wallpaper, I just love changing up how my iPhone looks and there are so many pretty ones out there nowadays it seems appropriate to change it every so often! Today I thought I would share with you a few of the iPhone wallpapers that I have recently designed myself, I find some of my favourite wallpapers through other bloggers so I thought you may find this useful.

Each wallpaper is linked to my Pinterest page, to download your favourite just click the corresponding link and go from there! Easy peasy and totally free. 


Saturday, 3 September 2016

Ultimate Contouring with Beauty UK

Contouring has to be one of the most popular things in the world of beauty right now. Every brand from drugstore to high end seems to be releasing their own specific contouring products, so whether you like creams or powders, there's something out there for every budget and style. 

Beauty UK have released the Ultimate Contour Chubby Sticks which are available in four totally unique shades so you can really achieve your desired contouring goals. Contouring chubby sticks are very well known in the beauty world these days so its lovely to see a great brand like Beauty UK putting their own spin on the product. The chubby sticks are identical to the Sweet Cheeks Blush Sticks which I absolutely adore and reviewed earlier this year, so I had nothing but high hopes for the new contouring set. 

The concept and design of the chubby sticks is great, they're easy to use when you're in a rush or if you're a beginner and they really do make the process of contouring a lot easier than it may seem. The product has a rounded tip and is the perfect size for those areas of need such as the forehead and cheekbones, you can simply swipe the product on and blend with your fingertips to achieve a gorgeous, natural look. Start gently with the product and add more gradually, remember its much easier to build than it is take away!

In terms of shades the kit includes two shades for contouring and two shades for highlighting, all of which will work really well on very pale and darker complexions, there really is something for everyone. Included in the kit you have No.1 Medium Contour a lighter and more warm toned brown shade that works really nice to bronze the skin as well as contour, then there is the shade No.2 Dark Contour a cooler toned darker shade of brown. Onto the highlighting shades there is No.3 Beige Highlight which is matte and No.4 Shimmer Highlight which I think is my personal favourite, the shade is beautiful and gives my skin such a dewy glow. 

When it comes to quality and pigmentation the product really doesn't disappoint, although the darker shades can seem a little scary on initial application, they blend into the skin like a dream. The formula is creamy, blendable and soft like silk meaning you can apply more than one layer without the worry of patchiness or build up of colour. I've been really impressed with the longevity of these cream products, I don't believe you need to set them with a powder to ensure they last all day however of course this is individual to different skin types and daily activities! 

Overall the chubby sticks are easy to use, definitely do the job they claim and are super affordable at just £4.99 for all four shades available directly from Beauty UK. 

What are your favourite contouring products? 

Monday, 29 August 2016

Changing My Lifestyle

I was always the person who hated the gym and vegetables, I would skip PE at school and avoid walking where possible, in summary I was pretty lazy. Over the past year I have completely changed my lifestyle for the better and I feel incredible. I have come to realise that being fit and healthy is so important both physically and mentally and it is now something I am truly passionate about and I wanted to share this with you.

Eating a balanced and nutritional diet is now part of my daily routine and I love it, I enjoy food so much more since eating things that are good for me and give me energy. I look forward to all of my meals and particularly enjoy eating vegetables, I find myself with a plate full every evening and there are so many to choose from, the variety is endless. I found that I lost weight when I cut down on consumption of carbohydrates and sugar, I would previously eat far too much of things like chips, rice, bread, chocolate and crisps which in reality weren't doing my body any good, just making me feel bloated and lethargic. Being healthy and happy is all about balance and I can still treat myself to my favourite things, I mean what girl doesn't love a cheeky piece of Dairy Milk Oreo?!

In terms of exercise, I have never been interested in attending a standard gym so I decided to look into gym classes which is when I discovered Clubbercise, an hour of fun cardio dance workout to the latest chart hits. I absolutely love going to Clubbercise and I now go to two or three classes a week, it's become one of my hobbies and it doesn't even feel like you're going to do a workout. I also go to gym classes such as Piloxing which is a combination of pilates, boxing and dance as well as Boogie Bounce, a cardio workout performed on a mini trampoline.

I also invested in a Fitbit last year and I hands down have to say its one of the best things I have ever purchased. I wear the Fitbit Charge HR which has the heart rate sensor that makes your data more accurate and specific to you. Although it's not the prettiest of arm candy it's worth its waiting gold and it keeps me motivated to be up, about and moving instead of sitting around, it's actually slightly addictive and the challenges you can have against friends and family make it really fun.

Since changing my lifestyle I am such a happier and more confident person, I can wear clothes that I feel good in and I can even run up the stairs without becoming short of breath!

How do you stay fit and healthy?

Monday, 8 August 2016

Look Incredible Deluxe Beauty Box

I have tried a fair few different beauty box subscriptions since being a beauty blogger, some that have been absolutely wonderful and others that weren't so great. Look Incredible is a brand that offer different variations on their beauty boxes, I've previously reviewed their standard beauty box but today I will be taking a look at their deluxe edition. The Look Incredible Standard Beauty Box retails for £18.99 and the Look Incredible Deluxe Beauty Box* retails a little higher at £35.00. 

The deluxe edition, as expected, is a complete luxury and contains five full size products from well known and reputable brands that you will love. The standard beauty box still contains some amazing products but if you're looking for high end, luxury brands then you'll definitely want to try this edition. Inside this months box I discovered the following lovely products and brands... 

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Things That Make Me Happy

I'm going to be honest in that last week was a bit of a different week with highs and definite lows, my kitty was quite poorly and it was really heartbreaking and tough to see her in such a way. Thankfully Tiggy is now on the road to recovery but after reflecting, I have realised how important it is to be happy, positive and motivated to get through the tough times. We all experience rubbish days, weeks and even months and thats perfectly normal but its so important to understand the things that really make you happy, to keep yourself positive and maintain your mental health. So today I am turning to this post to reflect on the things that make me happy.