Tuesday, 27 January 2015

What I've Been Watching Lately

I'm sure I'm not the only one who procrastinates, however since coming to uni I've become a pro at it. So, I thought I'd share with you what I've been watching lately. 

Once Upon A Time
This may not be for everyone, but for me it's reliving my childhood in a way. It involves your childhood favourite fairytale characters. It's based in a town called Storybrooke where the residents are under the influence of a curse. 

Grey's Anatomy 
I am addicted to Grey's. Almost all of my friends have watched it and they were telling me I had to start it and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy medical dramas you'll love this, it's just brilliant that's all I can say. However, there are currently 10 seasons on Netflix and another season airing soon so you'll have a lot of catching up to do!

I'm quite late jumping on this bandwagon but I am hooked. I watched season 1 on Netflix (US) and I'm so glad season 2 is now on TV. It's a story about a little seaside town in Dorset were a murder of a young boy took place and they're trying to find the killer. 

A Long Way Down 
This film is amazing, but it is also emotional so be warned that you may cry! It's so intense and although I've heard that other people didn't enjoy it, me and my best friend loved it. It's about a group of 4 people who were all going to end their lives, but didn't and luckily it has a happy ending!

The Theory Of Everything
I'm sure all of you have heard about this film, but if not it's about Stephen Hawking's life and it's amazing. It's emotional and enlightening and I really do recommend you go and see it, it's well worth a watch.

What have you been watching lately?

Sunday, 25 January 2015

52 Weeks Project | Week 4


This week has been another good week for me. I've planned future blog posts, I've started new modules at uni and I've even ordered new clothes from boohoo - bonus! There's an amazing sale on at the moment if you're looking for some new clothes, I bought the most gorgeous playsuit for £6!

How has your week been?

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

In the summer everyone seemed to love the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation and I wasn't overly interested if I'm honest. I'm slightly wary of trying new foundations since my skin can be quite sensitive and I usually stick to the products I know work for foundation, but as my skin was improving a little I thought I'd try it.

This is a medium coverage foundation, but it is build-able if you'd want more of a full coverage. The best part about this product for me is that it doesn't feel like I have foundation on, it's so lightweight but it evens out my skin tone and covers blemishes to a certain extent. Although I see a lot of bloggers rave about this in Summer I love it in Winter too because it really brightens up my skin and that's what I desperately need in Winter.

It does have small shimmer particles in the foundation, which some people seem to hate, but for me I don't think they're that noticeable once you've applied it. The only downside for me is that the palest shade 'True Ivory' is still a tad too dark for me but it's wearable as long as I really blend it in.

What's your favourite drugstore foundation?

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick 461 | Review

I've recently started wearing red lipstick more, and this has become one of my favourites. It's honestly the perfect red and I pair it with my Rimmel Red Dynamite Lip Liner. It's an extremely pigmented lipstick that doesn't dry out my lips and is actually quite moisturising  The lipstick lasts a good few hours before I need to reapply and I really do love wearing this.

As you can see this really is a perfect red shade and I think it would suit all skin tones too. I know I'll repurchase this when I run out as it's one of my favourite lipsticks so far.

Have you tried any of the Color Riche Lipticks?

Sunday, 18 January 2015

52 Weeks Project | Week 3


This week has been a really good week for me. I've finally had all my deadlines over an done with (having 4 in a week was just cruel!), I went for lunch at Vodka Revs and had the vodka chicken pizza which you can see above. One of my best friends also came back from New York so our house is together again. I also treated myself to some new make up which I will be posting about soon!

How has your week been?

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Food Shopping On A Student Budget | Uni Guide Series

I thought it was about time I did another post for my Uni Guide Series since I haven't done one in a while. This post will all be about food shopping on a student budget. Now, if you're anything like me you'll try and avoid any talk about finances or budgeting, I tend to bury my head in the sand. However, I have a few tips that I think will make food shopping a little easier for you.

1. Shop Around
I know it's easy to go to the closest supermarket but I find the ones closest to student residence and student houses are always more expensive. For me, that's been Co-Op so I try to avoid doing my full food shop in there if I can. Personally, I prefer Tesco as they have good deals and I get Clubcard points, bonus! 

2. Planning
Once you've found where it's cheapest for you to shop, plan what you want to buy first. If you try planning your meals then you'll be less likely to pick up 5 pizzas for a week (although, this is acceptable sometimes just go with it!). I look through my cupboards first to see what I'm running out of and will definitely need.

3. Food Delivery
I find doing my shop online is a lot easier for me. It saves me walking 20 minutes with 10 bags and struggling all the way, and also if a few of you do your food shop together the delivery charge can be split and will cost virtually nothing. I also find if I do my shop online that I find better bargains as they'll pop up telling me what's on offer. Many places also offer you free delivery for your first order if you spend over a certain amount which is even better.

4. Own Brands
Before coming to uni I wasn't particularly bothered about buying own brand or branded, but since being a student I've found I rarely buy branded items. I find most of the own brand alternatives are the same quality if not better than branded, obviously some items I still buy branded, for example nothing will beat Doritos for me!

5. Poundland
This may seem like an odd point to add in, however pop into Poundland and see what you can buy! I often find that they have a wide range of branded crisps, chocolate, coffee, salt, ketchup etc in there which will be cheaper than the supermarkets.

I hope you found these tips helpful. Do you have any tips for food shopping on a budget?

Monday, 12 January 2015

Seventeen Blow Out Mascara | Review

I originally purchased this mascara a few years ago and I remember loving the brilliant results it gave me however I often switch between mascaras so never came back to it until recently. I saw this in Boots the other day when I was browsing the make up aisle and I remembered how much I loved it so thought I'd give it another try.

The brush on this mascara is huge in comparison to most other mascaras I own and I love it. I'm not particularly fussy about what kind of wand a mascara has, but I really do feel the larger wand helps applying this mascara.

The mascara claims to give x12 volume and although I can't measure if it does give x12 volume, it definitely is the most volumising mascara I've ever owned. I've found this mascara is also easy to build up and I've not had any problems with clumping or flaking.

If you're looking for a budget mascara I really do recommend you to pick this up as I love it and I'm so glad I picked it up again recently.

Have you ever tried any Seventeen mascaras?