Mini Body Shop Haul!

The Body Shop have been a favorite of mine for a number of years due to their amazing fragrances and the fact that they are against Animal Cruelty! I have always swore by their products from their lipstick’s to the shower gels, and always get them for events such as somebody’s birthday or Christmas presents! As it has been a while since I have purchased myself any products from one of my favorite stores, I decided to get some as I have 40% off and thought, why not!

The first product I bought was the Pink Grapefruit perfume and oh my DAMN I am truly in love with this product! Not only does it smell like Spring in a bottle, it stays on for hours and can last a whole day with a simple two squirts on your neck. My favorite kind of perfumes are the one’s where it smells like you’ve been living in a flower patch for months and it is still evident from the way you smell, and this certainly makes me feel like that!

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Pink Grapefruit Perfume- £8.50

The next product I bought was a first for me and after seeing so many people use them on Youtube and Instagram, I decided to start relatively cheap and try one out! Going for almost the darkest one, the Deep Berry Lip and Cheek Stain is surpassing many of my expectations and I’m actually quite liking it! Although, my issues with it is, when using it on my lips, it takes quite a while to dry and has an AWFUL taste. It is also quite blotchy and there are darker places than others once it has dried, so I have to go over it with a lipstick, making it more of an undercoat? Whether this is normal of all lip stains I’m not too sure, but either way, I will continue to use it for both my cheeks and lips!

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Deep Berry  Lip and Cheek stain- £12.00

Lip-gloss’s are never usually my thing. I am typically a lipstick person and a bit of sheen from a lipstick is as far as I will really go. But they do usually dry my lips out and so for a change, I decided to purchase the watermelon lip gloss just to put in my bag for school or everyday bag just to apply if I’m not particularly feeling precision and applying a lipstick perfectly (we all have them!). It is very thick and I have been wearing it over my lip stain and it is a great combination and gives a different colour! I’m currently really liking it and may purchase some of the other flavors!

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Watermelon Lip Gloss- £7.00

After running out of my favorite eyeliner (Barry M’s Liquid Eyeliner), I decided to purchase a new one from another brand. Having 40%, I thought why not, and purchased the Skinny Thin Felt Eyeliner and having the option of the thick or thin tip really troubled me. I’m somebody who likes thick eyeliner when they wear it, and I know you’re thinking ‘then why did you get the thin tip?’. I basically wanted to see if I was able to do thinner lines and how it would look, also I have never used a pen eyeliner. I have used the gel, but I usually prefer the bottles with the screw lid. I still do. I don’t think the pen eyeliner is for me at all and I really struggle to apply it compared. If you enjoy using pen eyeliners, this one is definitely for you and with the option of thin and thick tip’s makes it a good option for your preference! Maybe it is just practice, but once this runs out, I think I will be going back to my Barry M fave!

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Skinny Thin Felt Eyeliner in Black- £10.00
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New Beginnings!

Growing up and going to university is literally all I can think and talk about right now! With exams quickly approaching, I can’t help but be SO excited for all the new adventures and life journeys that I am going to be embarking on! With that being said, I am determined to start living life properly and doing what I want to do compared to what others think is best for me.

One of the first things I am seriously excited (but terrified) about is jumping out of my comfort zone. As I’ve grown older, I’ve started to see the world for what it really is, but forgetting to think about the good things that is intertwined with those negatives. Therefore, I am determined to focus on the positives in all aspects of life, more importantly the world. If you are positive within the world you live in, that can create a happier environment right? Plus, it will allow me to travel alone or with people, and do the things I want with nothing holding me back, (unless I don’t have the money of course!)

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Something about life that is going to seriously change this year is I’m going to be leaving school for real this time! I explain in my blog post ‘The Next Step’ about sixth form, but I am finally going to be officially leaving when my last exam is done which is 67 days away! You think that after Year 11 and once you finish your GCSE’s that your life is going to be so much different and you will get treated as an adult! I have to say, it has been nothing like that! It have been stuck in the same environment for 7 years now and I am itching to get out! Once again, even though I’m seriously excited, I am absolutely terrified! But this ties in with me jumping out my comfort zone!

Experiencing new things about the world and myself, as well as meeting new people is another thing I am extremely excited about! I sometimes seem to forget that I am only 17 years old, and that it is absolutely FINE that I haven’t experienced much right now! Everybody takes their own time to grow into the person they’re meant to be and continue to do so throughout the whole of their life, and new experiences help people to grow into the person they were destined to be! I have a whole life in front of me and I feel that this summer and my life after sixth form is where I will begin to experience all the things that I want to!

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So although this transition is an extremely big part of my life and there is nothing I can do to slow down this time, all I can do is begin to get prepared for the next stage of the chapter in my life! And I have never been so excited!

Disney Dreamin’

As I sit at work, reality is beginning to settle in and I am missing my second home more than ever. Whilst looking back on my most recent trip to the most magical place on this earth, the motivation to reach my dreams of working for Disney is becoming stronger with each glance at the castle. I know that some people wonder how Disney can mean so much to me, and it is almost impossible to explain why a photo of Walt Disney can make me emotional. The joy and happiness that Disney has given me throughout my childhood and challenging times through growing up is difficult to count up. Disney isn’t just for children, adults need just as much happiness and faith, if not more than children do. The first time I watched Tangled was when I realised just how much Disney meant to me. I just cannot wait for all my exams to end and finally be able to focus on my future and what it is I want to do for the rest of my life!

Now that I have done the soppy introduction of how much I love Disney, I’ll get on to my actual trip! Even though travel took us almost 15 hours each way due to travelling by coach and facing the motion sickness that a ferry can do, nothing could take away from how magical this trip to Disneyland Paris really was. We had two full days in the park, and it was a struggle to fit everything in, but with all of the new additions to the park such as Ratatouille land and The Forest of Enchantment, as well as experiencing Swing Into Spring for the first time, I made sure to see everything that I’ve never seen before! Seeing all the flowers and meeting the characters again made me more than happy, and watching Disney Dreams on the castle made me cry a few tears as always! But one of the best parts was having Peter Pan blow me a kiss from the parade float, of course! Sadly I didn’t get to meet him on this trip and was graced with Captain Hook instead!

As I plan my next trip and price everything up, I will leave you with some of my favourite photos! Thank you for reading! x