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