Saturday, 23 May 2015

Products I Want To Try ~ Revisited

On a blogging roll....

So back in January this year, I decided to write a little list of products I wanted to try through the year.

Five months on I decided to revisit this list and look at which of those products I had tried...and hey why not make it into a blog post?

So here it is, my original list, its progress five months on and a mini review of the products I have tried. Enjoy.....

 My original list consisted of:

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
Rimmel Wake Me Up Line
Collection Does It All Mascara
Topshop Lipsticks
Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara
Revlon Colour Stain Moisture Stay Lip Gloss
Sleek Lip Liners
The Original Naked Pallette
Zoeve Make-up Brushes
Tanya Burr Lipgloss

So as you can see I've only managed to try out three of my original list, for no particular reason apart from every time I go to buy new make-up I forget I have this list!
Collection - Does It All Mascara

I wear: Ultra Black, Waterproof
Price: £4.99

Everyone and their dog will have heard about the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer by now, but a product which I don't think gets enough hype is their Does It All Mascara.

As a huge fan of the concealer, when I heard good reviews about this mascara I just had to try it out. Needless to say it did not disappoint, I would definitely recommend this to those people who prefer to use mascaras which give you a more dramatic eyelash look because this isn't a very natural product.

As a heavy eye-make up wearer, this is a perfect 'budget' mascara which you can get hold of really easily in the UK. It also comes in a non-waterproof formula if that is what you prefer, but when a mascara of this quality retails at £4.99 there would be no reason for you not to try it out!

Rimmel London - Wake Me Up Concealer

I wear: Ivory
Price: £5.49

This is another product which has been raved about by every beauty fanatic on the internet, but personally I would describe it as average. Generally I prefer concealers which have a higher coverage (like the Collection Lasting Perfection) and this one didn't really have as high coverage as I would like.

One of my skin issues is having frequent breakouts, I didn't feel comfortable using this to cover the problem areas purely because its quite a brightening concealer and so would probably attract the eye to the area I was trying to cover. But I do feel it is a nice concealer for under the eyes.

Rimmel London  - Match Perfection Foundation

I wear: 100 Ivory
Price: £6.99

I have always been a huge lover of Rimmel foundations and this one was no different, I tend to switch up between this foundation and a Maybelline BB Cream on a day to day basis, but the Rimmel foundation is one I would definitely buy again.

Its affordable and generally a lovely consistency to buff into my skin. I find it has a fairly dewy finish and so I always set it with a translucent powder but all round a perfect foundation for those on a budget.

Thank you so much for reading and as always comments and suggestions are always welcomed! 
Let me know any products you want to try out, or if you have any opinions on products mentioned in this post!
Until next time, Adios Amigos! 

Beth x

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Exam Stress? No Problem ~ Lifestyle


Whats happening?

Revision and Exams of course!

The exams have started, two down, only eight more to go. 

When all hell breaks loose and you are slightly dying from the stress there are two things you need....fresh air and quiet.

Something I've found useful recently is the outdoors.

As my sixth form building was previously a house, we have a 'sixth form garden', here the boys play football on the grass whilst the girls sit at the benches having a chat. Pretty standard procedure really...but recently this area has been seen as the place to go and compose your thoughts.

If I'm feeling slightly stressed or just need time to gather my thoughts and have a break, I will often go and lie on the grass and just stare up at the sky. I am aware this is a slightly odd thing to do, but do't knock it until you try it.

What are your strategies for keeping stress at bay?

Thank you so much for reading and as always comments and suggestions are always welcomed! Until next time, Adios Amigos! 

Beth x

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Shameless Confessions #1

So we all have things that we do which we probably should be ashamed of, but in reality we're not...

In fact my whole life is based on shameless confessions.

So for today's post I'm going to share some of them with you...

--> I couldn't get out of bed on Monday morning. Why? Because I had spent the previous night listening to 'I'll make a man out of you' from Mulan, whilst 'recreating' the scene from the film doing some hella crazy karate moves. If you have no idea what I'm going on this > Mulan -I'll Make A Man Out Of YouI have no shame.

--> I spend an uncomfortable amount of time on Pinterest. Literally Obsessed.  I have no shame.

--> I had to relocate my sock collection to a new drawer. Now I have a drawer full of socks. I have no shame.

--> I have conversations with my dog. Obviously its pretty one sided but I tell my dog all of my problems. I have no shame.

--> I broke my shower with my bum, I fell through the wall and cracked the tiles. I now have a huge scar on one of my bum cheeks. I have no shame.

There are many many more I could share with you, but I will save that for another post.

Please leave me any of your own shameful confessions in the comments!

Okay so the moon was really bright the other night, I took a photo.
Thank you so much for reading and as always comments and suggestions are always welcomed! Until next time, Adios Amigos! 

Beth x

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Herbalism ~ Lush Review

Hello lovely people,

It's great to be writing again, well this post anyway! I'm not promising weekly posts just yet, 11 days till my first exam!

I just wanted to give a quick review of the cleanser I have been using recently, so back in March I decided to venture into Lush with Jess when we were in Chester for the day.

Obviously I've been into Lush before...I mean who hasn't?!?! But believe it or not I haven't bought something from there for probably 6 years and even then it was just a bath bomb.

I'm also a bit crap at making decisions and I had absolutely no idea what I was looking for, I knew what I wanted and so I talked to one of the employees and explained my skin type and what I was looking for and she pointed this out to me....

Herbalism - Fresh Cleanser
More Info Here
First impressions...okay it smells funky and its green. Do I want to put this on my face?

I'm always reluctant with using new products as I have extremely sensitive skin and honestly it breaks out on a daily basis without the introduction of new products into my skincare routine. This is part of the reason I went to lush because I know that their products are handmade and use natural ingredients.

If I'm honest I haven't noticed a huge difference within my skin with regards to the breakout situation, but I have never found a skincare product before that does that. My skin is incredibly stubborn and my spots don't seem to want to budge!

But for anyone out there who is looking for a new cleanser I highly recommend checking out Lush especially if you have sensitive skin, because hey...if they use natural ingredients surely its good for your skin!

Thank you so much for reading and as always comments and suggestions are always welcomed! Until next time, Adios Amigos! 

Beth x

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Food For Thought

Currently I am:
  • Attempting to do an A Level Maths paper (attempting being the key word)
  • Writing this Blog post
  • Scrolling through my Twitter feed
  • Watching the Saccone Joly's latest Daily Vlog 
  • In between listening to All Time Low - Therapy on repeat (pretty sure this is the 6th time?)
In other news, my sister threw a spider down my shirt yesterday. Terrifying

I wasn't actually planning on writing today as I have so much school work to do and for me that takes priority over most things at the moment.

I was actually inspired to write this though after I saw a tweet which really got me thinking about a controversial topic in our world today. 

I imagine that the majority of you reading this will have heard of Caspar Lee, but if not he is a South African internet personality who is most famous for his You Tube channel.
I was particularly inspired to write this post as a result of the second part of his tweet.

'borders are man made. We're all from the same place.'

I could not agree more, I am a strong believer that racism, discrimination, homophobia and anything else like that which categorizes people and makes them feel less than they should do is completely wrong. 

Just think about it like this, it doesn't matter whether you are White, Black, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, French, English, American, Chinese. It doesn't matter if you're homosexual or heterosexual. 

Everyone is the same.

Were all humans and why should people be treated differently because of their religion, beliefs, feelings, skin colour, lifestyle etc. 

Going back to Caspar's tweet, borders are man made. In reality they aren't even there, there is no physical line to determine what separates one type of person from another, why should you dislike someone purely because they live in a different country? There is absolutely no need.

I am in no way an expert on any of this and these are my own views. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and there will be people who disagree with me. 

I wanted this blog to be somewhere I could express my personal views and opinions, to physically write about what I am thinking because I find this helps if I have something on my mind. That is why I felt it was necessary to write this post today.

This was a post intended to make people think and express my current thoughts. I am not trying to cause a debate or argument.

Thank you so much for reading and as always comments and suggestions are always welcomed! Until next time, Adios Amigos! 

Beth x

Monday, 13 April 2015

'Liebster Award' ~ Betsy-Loopy-Lou

Hello Everyone,

I have been nominated by my best friend Jess ( to do the Liebster here we go.....

1. What would your "perfect" day consist of?
A summers day BBQ/party with close friends. Or in the winter a movie marathon with pizza and chocolate.

2. Who inspires you? Either in general or something more specific (like fashion...)
I'm inspired by a lot of my friends, they're incredible and every single one of them has a different quality about them. I was also inspired by the children I met when I spent 12 days doing charity work in Sierra Leone, Its inspired me to become a better person.

3. What is your favourite genre of music? Some examples?
I think the specific genre is 'Pop-Punk/Rock.' My current favourites: You Me At Six, All Time Low, Royal Blood, Fall Out Boy, Lower Than Atlantis, Don Broco and The Pretty Reckless.

4. What is one of your life ambitions?
To visit as many places in the world as possible and take hundreds of pictures to document it.

5. Have you got any exciting plans for 2015?
I'm going to my first ever festival, also I am hoping to go to University in Brighton which is SUPER exciting!

6. 3 of your 'desert island' essentials?
My laptop (sad but I cannot live without it, it has all my music on, photos and memories), Vaseline and Socks (I love socks)

7. Where is your 'happy place'?
This varies quite a lot: either in the Cathedral my school is attached to, the Rugby Club I've grown up at or my bed!

8. Give your best blogging tip/s!
Write about the things that interest you, don't hold back and if you want to write about something do it! It's your blog and you should express yourself.

9. If you had to have the same breakfast, lunch and dinner for a year what would they be?
I don't really eat breakfast so I would say a fruit smoothie, Lunch probably a Chicken and Bacon Caesar Wrap and Dinner some form of Pasta with mushrooms in!

10. Best piece of general life advice that you've been given?
I would have to say a lyric from one of my favourite ever songs 'The Phoenix - Fall Out Boy' and that is 'Put On Your Warpaint' take that any way that you want to, but for me I believe its saying that life throws sh*t at you but you've got to stick it out and move on. 

11. What clothing store is your favourite to shop in and why?
Going to be honest here, Primark! I HAVE NO SHAME!!!

I actually really enjoyed answering these questions and writing a post a little different to normal! I'm only going to nominate one blog in particular and that is Leah and Rachel from 

But I am also nominating anyone who reads this blog, I want to know more about all of you!
If you've already done it then please leave me a comment so I can go and see it if not here are my questions...

  1. If you could have any superpower what would it be?
  2. Any favourite song lyrics or quotes?
  3. Do you have a favourite season? If so why?
  4. Describe yourself in one word..or two if you're really struggling!
  5. Sunrise or Sunset?
  6. Recommend anything you're loving at the moment, film, book, music etc.
  7. If you could live in any fictional place where would it be? Eg. Neverland, Hogwarts, etc...
  8. What's one thing you want to do before you die?
  9. Recommend a blog you love...
  10. Share one interesting fact about yourself.

Thank you so much for reading and as always comments and suggestions are always welcomed! Until next time, Adios Amigos! 

Beth x

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Project 3580 Sierra Leone - One Year On

It feels weird writing this because I feel my life is going way too quickly right now.

April 12th 2014

I wake up at some ungodly hour
I travel to Sierra Leone
With 21 other people, 19 complete stranger

April 12th 2015

I wake up undoubtedly hungover
Having gone out the previous night
With 8 of the 'complete strangers'
Who I now consider to be best friends
To celebrate a year since we met

Slight change really, so yes its been a year since I went to Sierra Leone with Project 3580. (For original post click here - just saying)

Sorry, pardon, what?

Also I am quite frankly crap at expressing thoughts, feeling and just writing in general. So instead I'm going to write a list of thoughts.

  • How the F***ing hell has it been a year?
  • I have a great group of friends as a result of the trip
  • Genuinely I don't think you will ever meet a better group of people
  • I don't think I go a day without talking to at least one of them
  • When we meet up it is slightly chaotic 
  • Its also memorable and hilarious
  • It never involves alcohol
  • How do you vomit in your own eye?
  • If I feel sh** I like to look back over the pictures
  • The pictures are very funny
  • I wish I saw this group more
  • But I suppose because we don't see each other that often it makes everything better when we do see each other
  • I know that other friends are jealous of this group
  • Aporto = Life

I'm sorry if this post is weird and jumbled and doesn't make sense, I think my brain is incapable of functioning correctly at the moment. DON'T TAKE A-LEVELS KIDS.

Thank you so much for reading and as always comments and suggestions are always welcomed! Until next time, Adios Amigos! 

Beth x