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Jackie Oates Colour Supplement.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

A few weeks ago (maybe even a month now!) I picked up the Jackie Oates foundation/supplement, what ever you want to call it! I had high hopes for this little pot of pale looking goop as I love everything I pick up from Lush. Sadly this product was a bit of a let down for me, trust me I am bloody gutted, haha!

So I suppose I'll start with the texture since I have just referred to it as goop! It's a strange one to describe but it's kind of custardy and a little bit lumpy. Doesn't sound like the most attractive thing to put on your face does it? Due to the consistency it does go on slightly patchy when applied alone as a foundation. I decided to mix it was a foundation I had which was a bit darker than my skin tone (pale girl probs). To be honest when it is mixed with another foundation, it isn't the worst product in the world... It did lighten up my foundation but the risk of adding too much to the foundation could make it apply patchy, like when applied alone. Does that make sense? Haha! 

Oh, and the smell isn't the nicest either. You should know what I am like with scents by now haha! It smells plasticy to me, with a little hint of oats.

Let's round it up. This product isn't the worst thing I have ever tried but at almost £10 for a small pot, I don't think it is something I would rush to buy again. 

Let me know if you have tried this product? Let me know how you use it too!

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Not Enough Hours In The Day...

Monday, 21 November 2016
Sorry about the unrelated photo. This post was a bit out of the blue so I didn't have time to photograph anything.
They say writing your problems down makes you feel better right? I thought I'd give it a go... prepare yourself for a long pointless post haha! To be honest it is more just for my sake I think.
Anyway I have just been feeling overwhelmed with everything lately. I feel silly moaning about it because lets face it, there are a lot more people with worse problems than me. But then again, why shouldn't I moan about it? I can feel overwhelmed and stressed sometimes, its normal! 

I feel like if there were more hours in a day all of my problems would be solved haha! Just imagine if the days were longer, all the things I could get done instead of saying "Oh, I'll have to leave that till tomorrow now". Honestly I am not making excuses, I just don't have time for anything. For the past few months I have literally been up and out at like 6, not having one proper meal, and trying to squeeze everything in... but letting people down in the process. I thought I had it all under control but I feel like it's starting to show. Its deffo showing on my blog, so I do apologise for that. I feel like it effecting my social life too... I don't do anything nowadays. Not that I did much before hand, it was usually Netflix's & tea in bed at 8 on a Saturday night, but now I really don't get up to much at all. So yeah, in-between working life, blogging and trying to have any sort of social life I've also got to fit in driving lessons, apprenticeships, seeing and helping family blah blah blah. Now I read that back it really doesn't seem like much, I suppose the little things build up. Last year I didn't really leave the house much, maybe once a week at a push, so I suppose I am just getting back into a routine again. 

Anyway, this post reminded me of just how much I have to do so I will leave it there for now. Who said writing this stuff down helps eh? It has made me feel more stressed haha! 

If you have any tips for saving time and/or scheduling let me know below!


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3... Favourites.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

I feel like I have missed the October favourites deadline so lets just call this an October/mid-November/probably Christmas by the time I finally put this up favourites? Haha! This months items are mostly fashion pieces with a new favourite scent of mine in there too. 

This body splash from H&M is in the scent sweet vanilla and oh my gosh it is one of the loveliest body mists I have ever smelt! Remember the ones from Boots they used to sell ageeees ago, they had like strawberry scent and mango ones? I'll link a image of them here. Well, I used to love them but all of a sudden they just stopped selling them... since then I've never really found ones I like, until I came across this one. It is slightly musky but with a really clean scent if that makes sense? And I feel like it smells like proper vanilla, not the manufactured kind, you get me? I tried to find this one online but I could seem to find it. If you come across it in store its deffo worth picking up. It was only around £2 or £3 too!

As for the fashion items, I have been really loving accessories. A new purchase of mine is this black leather looking Topshop purse (similar here). I just loved the simplicity and practicality of this purse, and at only £12 I feel like I got a steal! Lastly, the scarf. If I remember correctly I got this Monki scarf in the summer time. It was reduced to a tenner and I just had to have it. I kept it tucked away in my wardrobe this whole time... but now the weather is freezing cold again, I have been putting it to good use. I've found the same style, but in a different colour, here if you want to check it out.

So those are the items I am loving at the moment, what are yours?

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Lush's Mask Of Magnaminty Face Mask.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

I haven't done a beauty post in a little while so lets talk about a new favey product of mine. Mask Of Magnaminty from Lush (obvs, haha!) is a minty, multi-purpose mask containing honey and kaolin, to help maintain magnificent skin... Sounds fab right? I've used this loads now so I feel like I can talk a little about it. 

Lets start off with the one thing we all wonder about, the smell. At first I wasn't so keen, I mean I love minty scents but this one has a funny undertone to it... like a smokey one. It's hard to explain. If you ever go into the Lush store just give it a wiff and you will know what I mean. Its easy enough to get used to though, so don't let that put you off.

As for the product itself, I love it! It leaves my skin feeling super refreshed and there is always a visible difference to my skin tone, it just looks so much brighter. As for helping my (pretty bad) outbreaks, it isn't the greatest product I've ever used. I mean it has helped my spots slightly, but they are still red and quite painful at the mo... I think a trip to the doctors is needed for that situation though. 

Oh, and I forgot to mention. Before applying the product I have to give it a good stir. An oily substance builds up on top of the mask, I guess it is just the product settling in it container. Anyway, I still love this product, more so for my skin complexion rather than my spots.

What is your favourite face mask?

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(A winner has been picked for the CaseApp giveaway, they will be contacted shortly!)

Custom Phone Cases And Laptop Skins With CaseApp (& GIVEAWAY!! CLOSED!!).

Friday, 4 November 2016

I love adding stickers, cases and skins to my phone and laptop. I think it is a great way to create a new look and to keep up with trends (give me all of the marble and leafy prints). But, wouldn't it be even better if you could design the cases and skins yourself? Well, thats were CaseApp comes in handy. CaseApp, the Swedish brand that caters to all of your customisable dreams, offered me the chance to create my own phone case and laptop skin. 
It came at the perfect time too! I updated my phone and laptop this year, so I am really into jazzing them up at the moment!

So, lets start with the custom phone case. I decided to use one of CaseApp's designs and to customise it from there. I chose a leafy print case and customised it by adding my initials to the bottom. I didn't want the lettering to be too big so I went for a thiner font. Even a subtle touch to the case can make it completely unique to the rest! I also added a matte finish, but you can always go glossy if you prefer. These cases range from IPhone to Samsung, so they will deffo have something that caters to you!

On to my favourite thing, the custom laptop skin. I am not going to lie, I was a bit skeptical of laptop skins... I always thought they would ruin my laptop. BUT, these skins are made so that if you did decide you wanted to remove it after a while, the custom skin would not damage the laptop at all! 
Again, I went with a CaseApp design (you can always upload your own image though), and altered the background colour to a really pale (almost white) pink. Oh, and of course I went with a leaf print again haha! I love the quality of this product, I can't describe it but it just feels like it has been created extremely well!

Interested in creating your own custom case or skin? Get 20% off your order with the code POPPYRKAY20. This code expires at the end of November.

I am also hosting a giveaway of a £22 CaseApp code for one lucky winner! All you have to do is follow CaseApp on Instagram and then my Instagram and Bloglovin account, simple! 
I will be checking you have done all of those steps!
I will pick one winner and contact them through Instagram on Sunday 13th November

Also, don't forget to let me know that you have entered the giveaway in the comment section. Good luck!

How would you customise your case?

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*These products were kindly sent to me by CaseApp, read full disclaimer here*

A Relaxing Night In - Inspired By Leesa.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

There is nothing better than getting home after a stressful day, and let me tell you, I am having a few of those at the moment haha! But along with the stressful days come the relaxing evenings that we all look forward to. 
Today I thought I'd share my ideal night in inspired by Leesa, the mattress company behind the cooling, contouring and core supporting foam mattress that everybody needs for a better nights sleep! I don't know about you, but the first place I head to when I get home is my bed, so it is important to have the perfect sleeping palace for you. 
Oh, and don't forget to check out their reviews on The Sweet Home site!

So on with the post! Like I said, I always head towards my room and throw myself onto my bed when I get home... and I usually stay there until I build up the courage up to move again haha! When I do manage to get up I light my candles (read the post on my fave one here), have a bath with a lush bath bomb, get my cosiest pjs on and grab something to eat. It is then just the case of crawling back into bed, wrapping myself up with a million blankets and blocking out the world...

... And by blocking out the world I mean watching cheesy 90's films on Netflix! It's my fave thing to do at the moment I must admit! If I am not doing that (but thats very unlikely, haha), I usually write a few blog posts or search for some new ones to follow and read.

My kind of night in is fairly simple but something I look forward to doing now and again!

How do you enjoy a relaxing night in?

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