Sunday, 1 March 2015

My favourite skin care products.

 I have decided to do a short blog post on my daily skin care products that I use. I apologise for not being active, I'm in my last year of school and its becoming really stressful for me, I will be a lot more active soon.
 I enjoy using Nivea's cleansing mousse because it keeps my skin feeling silky smooth and tends to help my dry skin. It has a really fresh scent to it and I would recommend this to all skin types! I had this in a Nivea skincare box set which I think you can get from Boots.
The rest of the products I use are L'Oreal, as well as their amazing make-up, their skincare is great too. I love using the cleansing milk and micellar water to take my make up off as its brilliant at doing so, and they help my skin a lot too (I have really dry skin lately). I use the toner after I wash my face and before I moisturise, it helps to make my skin soft before applying foundations, concealers and primers.
 The moisturiser I use is L'Oreal too, this moisturiser smells sooooo good. It goes onto my skin so smoothly and help my dry skin a lot. I think they have different kinds of moisturisers for oily skin too but I have the dry and sensitive skin one. I recommend these moisturisers to everyone, it works for me and it is not a waste of money either. You can get this moisturiser from Boots.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Liebster Award.....

Firstly I would like to thank for nominating me to do the Liebster Award. I think its a fab idea for the people who don't get much attention, as they are new to blogging.
These are the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the questions from your nominator.
3.Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
4.Create 11 new questions.
5.Notify your nominees trough social media/blogs.
These are the questions I got asked by :
1. What is your favourite beauty brand?
My all time favourite high street brand is MAC but my favourite drugstore brands are Bourjois AND Rimmel.
2. Most beautiful woman in the world?
Kylie Jenner, oh my lord.
3. What is your favourite movie?
I do love Taken but its got to be Save the last dance 1.
4. Where do you hope to be in 10 years time and what do you hope to be doing?
I hope to be in my own home with my boyfriend:) and being a beauty therapist.
5. Tell us something not many people know about you.
I love candles.....
6. What beauty product could you not live without?
Foundation all the way.
7. Twitter or Instagram?
Twitter :).
8. If you could have a superpower what would you have?
I would like to freeze everything like Queen Elsa ;).
9. How long have you been blogging?
19th January 2015, like 4 days..not very long at all.
10. Explain the name of your blog.
I chose my own name, just because I haven't thought of a unique name yet..and 'xo' because I like hugs and kisses.
These are the people I nominate:
 The questions I chose for my nominees are:
1) What is your favourite food?
2)What is your favourite beauty product?
3)What year was you born?
4)Who is your celebrity crush?
5)What is your favourite colour lipstick to wear?
6)Do you have any siblings?
7)What is your favourite TV series?
8)Who is your favourite singer/band?
9)What if your favourite perfume?
10)Would you rather live in a world where there is no problems or live in a world where you rule?
11)Chocolate or sweets?
I will enjoy reading yours too:) Love you all lots
Courtney xo

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Get to know me and my interests!

Hey:). I thought I would write a post telling you a few things about me, just so that you know what kind of person I am. I absolutely love make-up, I am a major beauty guru. I love keeping myself healthy and I focus a lot on school. I'm now in my last year of school and in a few months I will be sitting my GCSEs (so scary).
I'm a very relaxed person, I love sitting in bed, reading books and drinking tea! (p.s fifty shades of grey is my fave). I also love lighting different scented candles, my all time favourite is Yankee candles summer scoop because it smells like strawberry ice cream. I also love to read reviews about make up products.
I love creating make up looks on myself to wear on a daily basis and I like styling my hair sometimes. As my hair isn't in the best condition I have been using a lot more heat protectants on it and making sure I use good shampoos and conditioners. I love trying out new make up products and seeing if they are good/worth the money. My favourite make up brands at the moment are MAC, Maybelline and Rimmel.
I created this blog because there was just something about me that wanted to??? I thought it would give me something to do and I like the idea that some people do this as their job. I think of it as a way of expressing your feelings about the things you love, so for me it would be make up/skincare/lifestyle/fashion and it would make me happy talking about these to you. Nobody I know personally has a blog which is why I love it because I feel different from everyone else:).
I LOVE going shopping and buying new clothes, I don't do it very often which is sad but my favourite place to shop is Topshop and New Look, they have such good quality clothing! I love chilling in my pjs most of the time and just relaxing watching TV. I recently finished watching the whole series of Breaking Bad, oh my goodness.......its freaking amazing!!! I highly recommend you to watch it if you haven't already.
I don't really know what more to say, I think that is about it:). I am new to blogging, it will take me a while to get in the hang of it but hopefully you start to enjoy.
Thank you xo

Monday make-up faves!

These are my Monday make-up faves. As this is my first major blog post I thought I would post something that I love:). I will give you links to where you can buy these products and they are not crazy expensive either. Hope this is helpful for many people<3
Love at first blush is the best blusher I have ever bought. It has a slight shimmer but that's what makes it look luminous on the skin. It gives you a beautiful rosy finish and I have been wearing it ever since I bought it. I highly recommend soap and glory make-up, it never seems to let me down:). You can buy this product here:™-Love-at-First-Blush™-Multi-Shade-Blushing-Powder-7-5g_1450627/
The next product I have been using on a daily basis is the au naturel sleek palette. It has a range of neutrals, purples and greens which you can simply wear everyday. These shades are super pigmented and they are super easy to blend too. There are 12 shades (matte and shimmer) all together and they all compliment each other, you can create smoky looks and I really do think its AMAZING for the price! - and that is probably why its in my favourites, you cant go wrong!! You can buy this product here:
The real techniques brushes are the best brushes I have used so far, I used to use No7 brushes and I loved them! but I thought it was time to buy some more. These brushes haven't malted a single hair yet, which is amazing right? There are 4 different brushes that come in the set: detailer brush, buffing brush, pointed foundation brush and contour brush. They blend foundation so well and they don't leave no brush streaks. This set also came with a professional brush case which is cool for when you are travelling and want to keep them in good condition. They are a reasonable price, especially for the quality! You can buy this brush set here:
As you could see by the pictures there is a lip gloss and that lip gloss is my saviour! Its really moisturising on the lips and makes them look bigger than their original size. I got the shade 51 in Rose Chimeric, which is a very light pink. There are a range of different colours which you can look at in the shops or online. This gloss does what it says on the packaging - Gives volume and shine and it really does. It is a long wear gloss, it says it lasts for 8 hours but it depends on what you are doing throughout the day/night. You can buy this product here:
The wake me up concealer is a must have for your make up bag. It covers up blemishes and any redness around the face and it counteracts dark circles around the eyes. You may need to touch up on blemishes if you have been wearing it for about 3-4 hours, which is pretty damn good if you ask me! I have been using this concealer for about 4 months now and I still have a bit left so it has lasted me a very long time considering it looks small and how cheap the price is. This concealer doesn't crease under the eyes which is fab and I really do recommend for people who are looking for a great, reasonable priced concealer. You can buy this product here:
 About a month ago I bought this mascara and it caught my eye on the Maybelline counter,  I had seen good reviews about it. I tried it out and I instantly fell in love, it gives so much volume and length its unbelievable, I always seem to love Maybelline mascaras, I swear by them. They make my eyes look so bright and healthy, who doesn't like that???. I use it for school and it lasts me all day, I never seem to need to touch up. I will be repurchasing this product again once I have finished because I love it so much! (it also has a funky wand) You can buy this product here:
My last favourite make up essential is my Maybelline 8-in-1 bb cream. This is so good if you aren't aloud to wear make up to school (like me). It gives quite a good coverage for a bb cream, it is brilliant if you are having a day in the house and you want to wear a bit of make up. This bb cream is extremely moisturising for your skin and it has SPF 15 which is good if your going on holiday. It says it is for oily skin but I have a mixture between normal to dry skin and it is perfect for my skin type, they also had the same bb cream but for dry skin which is great. I would repurchase this when I run out and this will be an essential for my make up bag for years:). You can buy this product here:
This is my first proper blog post, feels weird but I am loving it. Leave a comment if you need to ask a question:) Goodnight,
Courtney xo

Monday, 19 January 2015

Why I have decided to start a blog.

For a long while now I have been deciding whether or not I should create a blog. Its been running through my mind for absolutely AGES! I got my inspiration from Zoe Sugg, I love her blog:), i completely relate to her in many situations. I'm into, fashion, beauty, books, things like that. It's not everyone's cup of tea but you get the point. I thought creating a blog would make me want to do a lot more and would also take things of my mind, it will help me focus on things I really do love.
I have finally decided to start my blog because, I felt like I needed to push myself and do something instead of sitting in my room all day watching YouTube (which I love doing). I'm in year 11 now (last year, oh my goodness) and my GCSE's are in less than 5 months. I just needed to do something that I would love doing and would make me happy, and take my mind of work for just an hour or two. I am completely happy with the decision that I have made, thank you for reading. Goodnight,
Courtney xo