Sunday, 26 May 2013

Family Fun in Florida

Hello again!
I thought it would be nice to share with you a few pictures of me and my family while we were in Florida. We had an absolutely fabulous time and took loads of photos!
During our stay we spent 5 days at Disney themeparks, we spent 1 day at Universal Islands of Adventures and also we spent a day at the waterpark in amongst shopping and sunbathing!

This a a couple snaps actually from snapchat of me and my little sister Leah on the plane before we took off. She was so excited!

First peak of Florida! So flat! and big and just so much space!
The flight took almost 9 hours going and it was not a great flight for me. I've become much more panicky about everything since all my health problems this year, I didn't quite realise how much it had affected me but I almost took a panic attack on the plane from being claustrophobic, it was rather not enjoyable

We arrived on the Sunday night and on the Monday we just went food shopping and things like that but on the Monday we went to Animal Kingdom so here is a picture of a Giraffe from that day. I Love Giraffes, they are one of my favourite animals!

 During the first week we got to go visit Harry Potter Land! well the wizarding world of Harry Potter at Universal Islands of Adventure. It was so well done, I loved it! This is a picture of my granny and grandad, Mum, me and Leah.
 AND WE GOT TO TRY BUTTERBEER! I really liked it! it was kind of caramelly. It just made me really excited.

 This is basically what it looked like, It was so fantastic and well done
Here is Hogwarts, by the way I'm still waiting on my letter! Anyone else?

We went to my favourite water park EVER which is Aquatica. I don't go on any of the rides apart from the lazy river and river rapids but I love it all the same.

Epcot is one of my favourite parks and I hadnt been in ages! Also this year they are celebrating 20 years of their flower and garden displays so they had all sorts of characters around the park as plants! I wish I could show you them all!

 We went into the lego store at downtown disney because my little sister LOVES lego! She brought home like 4 sets!
Me and my Dad however just took photos with the lego models. Dad with the hulk and me with Buzz and Woody!

Me, Mum and Leah outiside Cinderellas castle because you can't go to Magic Kingdom and not get your photo taken here. It's practically tradition. Can I just live here? It's so beautiful!

This is literally the only picture of all of us, we got our lovely waiter to take it for us! My Grand parents my parents me and my sister (My brother didn't come with us). This is at TGI fridays on our last night. I didn't want to leave!

I absolutely love going on Family holidays because it's just a great time to be able to spend with your family and make great memories. This was one of the best holidays I have ever been on. I'm incredibly lucky to be able to go on holidays each year and to have such an amazing family to share it with.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Florida Haul: Part 2 - Beauty

Hello Chicas!

Time for the second part of my Florida haul! Beauty! I honestly wish beauty products were as cheap here in the UK as they are in America!
If you haven't seen Part 1 click here, I showed all the nail polish I bought!

First of all I went ahead and bought the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation. This is the first High end foundation I have ever owned so I'm incredibly excited about this! I've been wanting to try this for a while because it has amazing reviews and also It's prom in 2 weeks and I wanted a good foundation that matched my skin perfectly for it. I went into Nordstrom at the Florida mall and a lovely lady at the counter tried it on me and it was just a really lovely experience. I paid $43 which makes me never want to use it because I never want it to run out!

 NYX blush in Peach and Pinched, Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Coral Reef
I wanted to get a couple NYX blushes because they have great reviews and in the UK you can only get NYX by ordering online so I just decided to wait until I went to the states so I could go into Target and see the colours in person. Peach is a beautiful pigmented peachy pink and Pinched is a gorgeous dusty pink with gold shimmer. I got these for $4.99 each at Target
I've also heard good things about the Revlon Photoready blushes mostly by Essie Button on youtube so I picked one up last minute from Walmart for $10.97 which is a bit more on the pricey side of things but I do really like it. I love coral so this is perfect for me for the Spring and Summer. Its a cream blush but it's sort of powdery at the same time, kind of like a creme to powder type product but it's lovely anyway.

 I decided to get more of the colour tattoos, I bought one at home a while ago but I didn't love love love it. With everyone raving loads about them I decided to try them again and I fell in love. I picked up the colours Barley Branded, Cool Crush, Bad to the Bronze and Inked in Pink

As you can see from the swatches the colours are very highly pigmented and beautiful. Barley Branded is a champagne colour that I know I'm going to wear loads. Cool Crush is so unique, it's part of their limited edition collection and it's sort of Duo Chrome, It's like silver blue and purple, It's so gorgeous! Bad to the Bronze is something I think everyone should own, It's definitely the most raved about one in the collection and I can see why. It's just so perfect for everyday use and like all the colours it looks great by itself or under other eyeshadows. Lastly Inked in Pink is funnily enough a pink, well its a rose goldy pink and I haven't worn it yet but it's really pretty as well. Seriously though if you haven't tried these go get them, like right now. They will change your life.
I got these between target and walmart for $5.94 each

Oh yes it happened! I finally got to try out NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. I can't even tell you how long i have wanted this! I wanted it mostly because MeganHeartsMakeup used to use it All the time in her tutorials so I'm satisfied I finally got it but wish I'd bought more colours. Definitely will be ordering some online in the future! I got this at Target for $4.49

This may be my new favourite mascara. The very hyped up Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascara. You can actually by this here from Max Factor (It's the one in the purple tube) but it's rather pricey so I waited until I got to Florida to buy it. I paid $6.94 at target for it and it's £11.99 in Superdrug here. Why do they do that to us British people?!?!
But Basically this is fantastic, It gives length and volume minus clumps and is super dark so what more do you want?

 Lip Balms! I got 2 EOS lip balm because i wanted to try them so much after all the talk! I got Strawberry Sorbet (I think) and Summer Fruit and also got the Maybelline BabyLips in Cherry Me and Pink Punch.
None of these are available in the UK although I'm sure the EOS lip balms are available online somewhere.
These are the maybelline swatches because they give colour too which I LOVE. They are so easy to wear and great for a hint of colour while also moisturising your lips.
The EOS lipbalms were $2.99 from target and the babylips were $2.99 in target and $2.97 in Walmart

 I got 5 lipsticks! 2 of the colour whispers from Maybelline in Pink Possibilities and Coral Ambition, one of the Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral. Rimmel lipstick in Airy Fairy and a L'oreal Caresse is Blushing Sequin
The Colour Whispers were $5.94 from Walmart. I love both the colours but I can't seem to wear Coral Ambition, It just unfortunately doesn't suit me :( I think it's too pale so it just doesn't look good but I will continue to try and wear it! However I love Pink Possibilities It's a great way to wear bright pink without being OTT
The Colour Vivid In Shocking Coral is so beautiful and bright! It's verging on being Neon but I love it. I love bright lips and I can't wait to wear this! This one I got at Publix and I lost the receipt and can't remember how much it was :( Sorry!
I'm constantly searching for a nude lip but continuously failing, I just can't get the right one! I'm still unsure if I like this one but I'm trying to make it work for me because I really want a nude lip for prom so I'm going to experiment with this! This was from Target for $4.94
Lastly the L'Oreal lipstick. I think this is my new favourite lipstick of all time. Its bright without being in your face and it lasts for ages! Its very glossy too so no need for lip gloss! It sort of stains your lips which is why it last so long. It's overall an amazing lip product and I wish I got more of these so I really hope they are released soon in the UK!

 NYX lipgloss in Beige on top and Tea Rose underneath
The other NYX product I wanted to try was their lip glosses. I picked up the ever so famous Beige which is not beige at all but a really pretty pink and I also got Tea Rose which is another lovely pink colour. Beige is more peachy and Tea Rose is more of a pink pink if that makes sense? I love the formulation of these glosses and the smell! They smell like cherries! I got these at target for $4.99 each

Finally Perfume. I don't know if this counts as beauty but I didn't know where else to put it. Its the Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh. The bottle is absolutely beautiful and it smells amazing! I'm not good at describing scents so I'm not even going to attempt, all I'm going to say is go smell this if you can!
This is the only thing I didn't buy myself my Mum actually got this for me at the Airport in Glasgow. Thanks Mum!

Well that's everything, I'm chuffed with everything I bought only let down was the Maybelline Colour Whisper in Coral Ambition. Beautiful colour but doesn't suit me. Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Florida Haul: Part 1- Nail Polish

Well hello there! It's been quite some time since I did my last proper post, but I'm back!

It is no secret that I am a nail polish junkie/hoarder so how could I resist with Americas cheap prices when I was in Florida?
As a little disclaimer I did buy everything myself with my own money I eared while working over Christmas except the O.P.I nail polishes which were a gift from my granny :)
Anyway we are just going to get right to it because I have 14 nail polishes to show you! That's like one for every day of my holiday, woops.

 Showing the most boring one first, I got Seche Vite and oh I'm so in love, I don't know how I've lived so long without it, It truly works Miracles! I got this at Publix and i think I paid around $8 for it.

This is the colour Fearless from Revlon, It's a beautiful red that i got from Walmart for only $3.97!!!! How is that fair?! they are £6.99 in boots!!

So being the price that they were I couldn't just get one, I also got this orange which is "Siren" and I love it, I'm loving the brights!

This maybelline colour show nail polish I got at Walmart again for $2.99, the colour is "Iced Queen" and is a beautiful cool toned purple, soo pretty!

Now Sally Hanson is a brand we do get in the UK but only a select few products and they are all more nail care. So when i saw the range of colours I had to get a couple! This is "Mellow Yellow", a bright lemon colour and i love it but haven't worn it yet! It was $2.49 from Target

This nail polish excites me, It's holographic so why wouldn't it? I LOVE the look of this however I'm not sure how much I'll wear it but I think it'd look super cool over Silver Nail Polish. This is called " In The Spotlight" - $2.48 from Walmart

This is such an exciting colour, It's like neon although it doesn't come across so bright on camera but boy I was surprised when i put this on my nails! I got this for $4.99 ! from Publix and it is China Glaze "Turned up Turquoise" I love it although it has a strange finish, It's got a slight shimmer/sheen but when it dries its like sort of matte, can you have matte with sheen? but I just put a top coat on and it was super glossy and gorgeous!

 Now it's time to take a moment and fall in love with this china glaze polish called Fairy Dust, it is holographic again and is a really finely milled glitter polish that just adds a beautiful sparkle to any nail polish, It was love at first sight! I got this again for $4.99 from Publix

Onto Essie, I FINALLY got my hands on Bikini So Teeny and it just the most perfect pastel blue, It's so pretty! It has a slight shimmer in it as well but the most perfect combination is this with Fairy Dust on top of it, Honestly you will never want to take it off! I got this at Walmart I think for $7.75

Then I got Essie's Lilacism, which as you probably can see and from the name is a beautiful lilac, It's so lovely and pastel and perfect! I think I got this at Walmart too for $7.75

The last Essie Polish I picked up is "Penny Talk" a metallic like bronzy rose gold. I Seriously wore this on my toes for like the entire holiday, It's so pretty and you can get away doing only one coat! BONUS. I got this one at Target for $7.79

O.P.I time! This B-E-A-U-tiful colour is "Yoga-ta Get This Blue" Omg this is my fav blue nail polish ever! It's like the blue version of "Tomorrow Never Dies" which is my fav nail polish of all time basically. Its just so gorgeous. All the O.P.I nail polishes were $8.50 from the Duty Free at Sandford Airport

 Heres it on my nails, how gorgeous?!

This bright pink is called "Pompeii Purple" It really doesn't photgraph well but it's a bright like fushia pink with purpley/blue duochrome, It's gorgeous however! If this is your kinda thing I think it is very very similar to the Maybelline Color Show polish in "Speeding Light" (comparison is on my instagram @lifesglitters)But that is a much cheaper alternative
Lastly there is " I think in Pink" Which is kind of like a Candyfloss Pink, Its lovely anyhow and very opaque!

That was all the polishes! I know I have a problem but oh well, I love all the polishes I got and I'm so happy with them!
I Will have part 2 Florida haul up in the next couple of days as well.

Hope you're having a fantastic day!