As I have just finished my first year of university, I thought this would be the perfect time to discuss my experiences of first year. Also to mention some tips that I have learnt along the way to becoming a good student. It would be amazing if some of you found these tips useful and a massive good luck to you if you're starting University this Summer!
I have been recently working on my new flat. You know, the usual ... ransacking Ikea, cursing Ikea's flat pack furniture, adoring our new Ikea furniture. Also painting: not that fun, especially when high ceilings and slight vertigo are involved. Hope you find this video helpful if you are currently going through something similar or if you're just nosey? I would be too!
The Body Shop is not usually somewhere that I browse in for my skincare but after running out of my Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm, I decided to search for a cheaper alternative. I spotted the Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter and the Tea Three Cool and Creamy Wash and decided to give them a try.
The cleansing butter melts into a lovely oil and breaks down makeup so easily. The addition of camomile not only makes it smell amazing but also, makes it incredibly soothing on the skin. It's honestly one of the best cleansers I have ever used and so affordable at £12.
The Tea Tree Cool and Creamy Wash is also a lovely addition to my morning skincare routine. It's ridiculously refreshingly scent wakes me up instantly and its creamy consistency leaves the skin soft and plump without drying it out. I am so impressed with the Body Shop's products and their amazing prices like £5 for this cleanser!
After spending many hours at the hairdresser, this is the finished result! I am planning to film a haircare routine video soon and talk about how I keep it blonde without it getting too damaged, watch out on Beautiful Notions for it soon!
Rummaging through someone else's makeup bag may be frowned upon: it could be seen as invading privacy, being nosey or just a bit rude. But not here on Beautiful Notions, I actually welcome you to have a snoop round my everyday makeup bag to see what I am currently loving to slap on my face!
Recently I have been loving a bold lip as part of my makeup routine, it basically makes you look like you've made an effort. Lazy makeup at its best! Adding a pop of colour to a look can really brighten the face and I have been obsessed. The products I have been using recently to create my fuss-free look are the Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Wonderland, the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Unapologetic and the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Ole Flamingo.
Lets start with Dior because that's how all things should start. The colour is gorgeous, a bright hot pink with a gloss finish. An almost oil-like consistency that glides onto the lips and sticks to them almost instantly. It's a really beautiful product but comes with a price, at £25 its a bit of a splurge but so, so worth it!
Next up, it's Revlon with one of their fairly new releases of the Colorburst range. The Matt Balms are my favourite so far with their unbeatable lasting power and amazing colour range. Unapologetic caught my eye, a bright coral with an almost fluorescent glow that looks incredible on the lips and at a super affordable price of £8.99, it's a keeper!
Last up, its the Rouge Edition Velvets from Bourjois. I picked up Ole Flamingo, a true, almost raspberry pink. Again a slippery, oily texture but its truly a dream to apply and dries matt in seconds. An absolute b**** to remove but the ideal product for going out for a meal or drinks. It. Won't. Move!