Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Christmas Presents

Welcome back guys, I admit I havent done a Blog post in forever as I have been so busy over the festive period! As I am lucky enough to have the next week off work I thought I would do a quick Post telling everyone a few bits I got for Christmas :)

So normally every Christmas and birthday I always ask for cosmetics or skincare but this time round I didnt really ask for much make up other than MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in 'Soft Ochre' as I really wanted a base colour for when I put eyeshadow on and came across a Blogger who use's this product so I really wanted to give it a go. MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot

Next I received a FitBit which is a great product as I am super nosey and like to be healthy & fit so this product for me works wonders. It is a wrist wear product so for anyone who doesnt really like to wear anything on their wrists then this is unfortunately a no go. So there are many different FitBits but I opted for the 'Charge' as this does everything I want it to. It records Calories burnt, steps taken, how many flights of stairs, time and you can have a sneeky peek on the strap itself or the app on your phone. It also has a silent alarm which vibrates onto your wrist if your not a morning person and dont like loud alarms! This product does many more things so go and take a gander online. FitBit Charge

Another product I was lucky enough to recieve which I have wanted for over a year is an 'Olivia Burton' Watch- I find the watches so elegant and pretty, I originally wanted a leather strap from her range but then cme across her metal watches and definately wanted one so Christmas I opened the Rose Gold metal Watch and was over the moon. The watches arent cheap but are sooo worth the money as they are good quality and durable. Olivia Burton Rose Gold Watch

Also I got a pair of ankle UGG Boots which are lovely, I got the Waterproof Leather in the colour 'Chesnut' this is my first pair of UGG's so I am excited to see how durable they are and also how well they last! I am impressed that they can be worn in any weather hopefully as they are both leather and waterproof so should be able to cope in rain & snow (not like we will get snow but anyway) UGG Ankle Boots

I'm not going to list everything I recieved this Christmas but I was very Spoilt and excited to use everything I got. Im going to continue watching Charlie & the chocolate factory :)  I Hope everybody has a lovely New years!

Comment below your favourite present this Christmas....

Speak Soon, love Amy xxxxxxx

Thursday, 19 November 2015

LVL Lash Enhance

So sorry guys that I haven't done a blog post in forever, I have been so busy at the weekends and then when it comes to the evenings I am exhausted! This blog post today is definitely a big thumbs up from me.... Such a great treatment that everyone needs to try! 

Today's Blog Post is all about LVL Enhance lashes, this is a new lash boosting technique which promises length, volume and a definite lift for 6-8 weeks without perming or using eyelash extensions. I firstly seen this treatment all over my Instagram as a beauty therapist in my area was advertising and all the girls were loving it, I thought this would be so ideal for me as I don't want make up weekdays- only weekends. My job involves working with animals so I don't feel the need to go to work all dolled up so when I seen this I was interested, not having to put mascara on is a win! This technique is brilliant- a great pick me up when your face/eyes are looking dull, as soon as you wake up in the mornings or step out the shower you look great. Another wonderful thing about this is when I apply mascara they look so good- so long and look as is I'm wearing eyelash extensions without having to use a eyelash curler. 


                                                Before & After the LVL Lash Enhance 

LVL Lashes is such a low maintenance regime and so ideal for them early mornings without falling out or causing you any problems. The lift will eventually fade away as each lash ends it growth cycle and will fall out in the end, anyone and everyone can benefit from this treatment. The cost of this treatment will vary depending on the area you live in so luckily for me I only had to pay £25 which is such a bonus! LVL enhance is a safe, pain free process and is designed to be relaxing and quick and to leave you feeling confident! I'm not going to go through the process of this treatment as I'm sure you will get bored reading so I in a few simple steps the treatment is as follows.... A therapist uses a setting serum to straighten your natural lashes at the root and then tints the lashes creating the appearance of mascara. The beauty therapist gave me a small comb so that every now and then I just quickly comb through my lashes just to give them a little boost, I got my LVL Lashes done 25th October and they are still going strong. I have booked in for them to be re-done 18th December ready for the Christmas period as by then the 8 weeks will be up so hopefully they would have grown out and my natural short eyelashes will have come through. 


I am so glad I went ahead and got this treatment done as at first I was slightly worried that it wouldn't of worked so well on my lashes but I am so over whelmed with the outcome and also convinced my mum to get them done as she loves them! Overall I give this technique a 10/10 and would recommend it to anybody, please please go have a browse and for those of you interested go for it! 

Have any of you had the LVL Enhance treatment? Comment below your thoughts..... 

Speak Soon, love Amy xxxxxxx

Sunday, 1 November 2015

My Weekend in Blackpool

Yet again I have been on my travels and this weekend I have spent it at rainy Blackpool! So my parents treated myself, boyfriend, nephew and them to a weekend away to give Joshua's parents a break and because he has never seen the Blackpool Illuminations which is a must have! 

We decided to come down the Friday morning-Sunday afternoon as we only wanted a short break away.. So I have been to Blackpool before but many many years ago when I was younger so hadn't really experienced it and taken it all in before so this time round was definately going to be great to see the whole town lit up in the evening. 
When we arrived we had a wander along the front, browsing in the small shops and by this point we had been walking for ages along the front so it had become dark and all the lights had come on, it was so lovely too see!! 

wasn't intending on going shopping whilst here but you always end up having a wander into the town centre.... A purse, 2 handbags, hair bobbles and a bun ring later (handbags are an addiction of mine) we then went for dinner which was of course going to be chips, we found a lovely eat in chippy which was fairly expensive but then realised it was 5 Star which explains everything but it was soooo worth the money, the food was delicious especially the curry sauce!!

My dad, boyfriend and me then ended up searching for a pub which was playing the Rugby as it was the final so they wanted to watch it, finally we found one and had a few drinks whilst watching the game. After this we went back to get the others and went down to the other end of the sea front to see even more illuminations (lights) which this time were more for kids so it was very exciting for my nephew & took some snaps on our new DSLR Nikon Camera which we are still slowly improving on taking pictures- haha! Pizza Hut is where we ended up going for some food which was very yummy but very very busy as it was a Saturday night as well as Halloween!! We took a final stroll along the front taking in all the pretty lights and eating some ice cream. I had a lovely time this weekend and hope to return back next year, the only down fall is that the illuminations are only on until 8th November and I would of loved them to continue through to December as it would be more magical for Christmas!! Anyway, that was a short in-sight into my fun weekend and I hope you all had a lovely one too :) 

Who else has had the chance to go to the Blackpool Illuminations, let me know your thoughts.... 

Speak Soon, love Amy xxxxxxx

Monday, 26 October 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Review

This is a product that I have been wanting to purchase for a very very long time but just haven't had the guts to go for it, I am a girl who absolute loves contouring so spend most my time reading reviews on all different contouring products which are on the High street aswell as Counters. So in the past I brought the Sleek Face Contour Kit & also a Bronzer from the Beauty Brand Kiko which I looove but I have been wanting to try out a Cream Contour Product as I really like the dewy, healthy look. 

So after many many months of reading reviews and girl crushing over Bloggers Pictures I finally took the plunge and brought the ABH- Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit and so far so good!! I have only had this product 2 weeks and used it roughly 3/4 times as I dont tend to wear make up in the week- only weekends. I purchased this product from the website 'Cult Beauty' which I was dead impressed with as it arrived within 2-3 days after buying it. So the delivery came and I was soooo excited to open it (sad I know) but anyway the packaging/palette is so sleek and is a good size. This palette contains 6 shades which are very pigmented/build able creams to enhance your features. I have worn this palette on its own aswell as wearing on top of my Foundation & I definitely preferred it when I applied my foundation first. I like to wear heavy coverage and cover all my im-perfections so I found that when I wore this product on its own and without foundation it didn't really impress me much as it slightly dried my face up and clung to my dry areas.  
Anyway, when I wear the ABH Palette with foundation applied first its great- the shades are buildable and dewy. The only downfall is that I would really like the the consistency to be a little bit more wet as when i apply it to my face it sometimes pulls off small parts of my foundation :( For a girl who has never used a proper contouring kit in her life and only learnt how to use the product from video's online it is wonderful, this palette is so easy to use and has 4 different shades ranging from Fair-Dark so it is suitable for anyone. I am hoping that the more I use this product the better I get as it seems as though it is a self taught application! So far I have only really used 2 main shades for concealing & contouring for my face colour but I did have ago at using the highlighter including but that didn't really go down well and didn't do anything atall which is rather disappointing.

I went for the Palette 'Fair' as I am fairly pale and don't have much colour rather than red cheeks/nose when I am cold- haha! I was worried that this might of been too light for my skin but when I read reviews on the 'Light' palette I found that the colours looked quite dark and obviously didn't want to contour with colours too dark for me. This product is £39 but you can get it cheaper in America so if you know anyone going then definitely get them to grab one for you! This product is worth the money for what you get and should last a long time I expect, I do think it is a nice product to have in your make up bag even if you only use it once in a while as it definitely finishes your make up routine off.
I give the Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit a thumbs up and super happy I decided to purchase it. 


Is this a Contour Kit you would like to purchase? 
Comment Below your thoughts if you have already purchased it.....

Speak Soon, love Amy xxxxxxxx

Thursday, 22 October 2015

West Midlands Safari Park

So todays blog post is going to be about another day out that I was lucky enough to go on, West Midlands Safari Park! This is a place that I have been wanting to visit for soooooo long but never have had the chance to go. Finally my boyfriend brought tickets (which were only £20 which I think is very reasonable) and surprised me by taking me there last weekend, It was the most insane experience. 
We set off 10:30am roughly on the Saturday as it does take a while to get there from where we live, when we arrived at 12:30pm we brought the animal food straight away as we intended on feeding a lot of the animals, We then started the Safari Drive-Through!! 

To start off with we drove past the 'Wild Asia' which involved Buffalo's, Deer's etc, the amount of different deer's we seen that day was crazy... I didnt realise there were that many different ones around the world! I cant quite remember what order the Park went in but it included African Plains/Carnivores/Elephant Valley. By this point the place was absolutely packed, the cars were back to back driving around but that's no problem as you need time to take in the amazing animals in their habitat in the park. I Was most excited to see the Elephants on this day as they are my favourite animal eveeer other than Dogs :) 
So we intended on using both boxes of the animal food yet we didnt even use half of one, to be honest there wasn't many animals you could feed, it was mainly the deers/camels, i even got told off for feeding a Zebra! 

The drive around the park is such a laugh & very fun, we ended up having a camel practically in the car with its head right down in the foot-well haha!  You do have to keep your windows shut through parts of the drive as obviously the animals are out & about but it doesn't ruin the day in any way possible. After we finished the Safari Drive-Through you get to walk around a separate part of the park but at the time most things were closing but we did get there in time to look around the things we did want to see which was fun, the only thing we didn't manage to see unfortunately were the Hippo's!! We also got chance to watch the Sea Lion show which was lovely to watch! I cant really say much about this day as there was so much you got to see & experience so I would be here forever but I can definitely recommend the place as it is for all ages and everybody will enjoy it. The good perk about this is that you get to return within a few months as long as you go in the same car and the same number of people... I thought this was a great idea!! This was also the second place we got to take our new DSLR Camera which was great as the photo's we got were incredible, I wish everyone could see them!

I was so over whelmed by every single animal I seen on this day but the Elephants definitely played a massive part & were incredible to see, especially the baby elephant with its mum & dad :) I wish I could write a lot more about West Midlands Safari park but I honestly cannot write every single part of the day :( Also another perk inside the park is that they have little shops were you can buy gifts & food etc, we brought a small pick a mix and it was sooooo yummy and at a reasonable price which I loved as most tourist attractions are very over priced. Anyway, this was just a quick post on my experience here and want to recommend it to everybody out there, you all need to check it out!

Have any of you been to West Midlands Safari Park? If so, let me know your views!

Speak Soon, love Amy xxxxxxxx

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Harry Potter World Tour

Right, so I haven't done a blog in a few weeks now because I have been so so busy so now I have the chance to sit down and enjoy writing a blog for you guys. This week my post is going to be all about Harry Potter World as I had the chance to go on Monday! It was great!

Monday 5th October was my boyfriends birthday so we thought hey, why not go to Harry Potter World and see what all the fuss is about? We have been wanting to go here for a while to check it out but as I have only ever watched the very first movie I was abit weary as I wasn't sure that I would understand any of it!? Nobody can ever get their head around the fact that I have only ever watched the first movie.... I just have never got round to it :|
The set is located in Watford which is on the outskirts of London and dead easy to get to & find, free parking too which is always a bonus. Here you have to book a time slot so that everyone has allocated times to have a gander around otherwise it would be manic! We decided to go to the 12pm time slot as that would give us enough time to get there in the morning as you have to arrive 20 minutes before hand and then also meant we wouldn't of had to rush back for his birthday meal! 


I didn't realise that the movie was actually set here in some scenes, I thought it was just a re-make of all the scenes so once I found this out my excitement started. So when you arrive the building is huuuuge, we collected our tickets as we booked online and then had to queue for atleast 25 minutes but that was fine as we were having a play about with our new DSLR camera, which is fantastic and I totally recommend any first time bloggers as it is dead easy to use (I will most probably do a post on the camera once I figure everything out on it) As we were queuing the scene of the bedroom underneath the stairs was there for everyone to take a look out and to set the start of the adventure. Surprisingly I understood everything and knew what everything was which was a total relief, this tour took us around 2.5 hours to get around but one of the staff members told us that it has taken some people 13 hours which is crazy, I dont understand how it would take that long unless you were a total HP Fan!! 

This tour literally included nearly everything from the movies, I cannot even choose a favourite part of my day as it was all spectacular, although 'Diagon Alley' was pretty cool aswell as the big Castle at the very end! The Train Station scene is awesome and really makes you feel as though you are in the scene as it is that over whelming. The thing that really tops the day off is that you can buy Butter beer or have it as an ice cream... the thing is the Butter beer actually tastes amazing although it is fairly expensive. The shop at the very end is great although that is very very expensive but has great things in there for you to buy. This whole tour is mainly inside which worked out well as it was pouring it down the day we went but there is a little part which is outside but your only out there for a few minutes so it doesn't effect the fun that much!
I was expecting tickets to cost atleast £40/£50+ when actually they only cost £33 which I find fairly reasonable for how much of a good day it is and everything that you see inside the tour.


All HP Fans will love this tour as it makes you appreciate how much hard work went into all the movies, the amount of great pictures we captured and how much fun we had getting the chance to go here. Anyway, Monday night we went to 'On The Rocks' which is a Steak restaurant where you get to cook your own steak to perfection on a hot rock which is yummy, this place is divine and if you ever get the chance to go to a steak house then do it! For dessert we had homemade toblerone cake definitely was a good choice as this was sooooo good. 
                       Hope you all enjoyed reading my experience at Harry Potter Land,
                           Let me know your views on the tour if you've ever been?

Speak Spoon, love Amy xxxxxxx

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Revitalising Facial Products

Hello you lovely lot, Today's post is going to be a quick review on the Liz Earle Soothing Eye Lotion and the Superdrug Vitamin E Toning Facial Mist! Both of these products are refreshing, wakening products which I personally think is a must have on a tired day when you need a quick pick me up boost of moisture into the skin. 
I have been using both these products now for a few weeks and so far so good... I have never used a product like this until my friend who is also a blogger (Lauren Shh...) was using hers and I thought it was a great product to have.
I have heard the The Body Shop Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz works wonders but I haven't yet got round to buying it so in the meantime I will just continue with the 2 products I have.


Liz Earle Soothing Eye Lotion

I got this product as a free gift when I brought the 'Daily Essentials Kit' and it is great, this herbal, non oily lotion works best on a cotton wool pad directly applied onto the eyelids to either clean or wake up your eyes, I use this product at anytime throughout the day whereas Liz Earle recommend using first thing in the morning but I don't think it matters what time, it definitely helps refresh my tired, puffy eyes! I don't use this product daily only when I am needing an instant eye refresh!

Superdrug Vitamin E Toning Facial Mist

This replenishing formula works wonders on the skin by conditioning my combination/oily skin! This product comes in a spray bottle which I literally just spritz all over my face/neck roughly 10cm away, this product can be left on top of the skin or you can gently rub in any excess with circular finger movements, another good thing about this is that Superdrug are against Animal Testing YAY! This helps to tone and refresh the skin whilst containing Vitamin E & Aloe Vera to give an instant boost to my face. Another great thing is that it will last forever as the bottle is 150ml costing £2.99 and you only need a few sprays at a time, Finally the Facial Mist can be kept in a fridge for an extra refreshing sensation.

When these products run out I will definately purchase again but I always think trying out new products is also a great way to find what best suits you! 

I would love to hear what your favourite products are to make you feel refreshed & awake?
Comment below your thoughts on Refreshing mists.........

Speak Soon, love Amy xxxxxxx