June and July Favourites 2016

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I didn’t have too many favourites during June, so I decided to do two months in one. I’ve also been fairly busy the past two months so forgive me for the lack of posts.

 

LUSH’s Grease Lightning

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My wonderful friend recently sent me a goody box of lovely LUSH products and I took a shine to this one in particular. This zit zapper which includes Fair Trade organic aloe vera gel, fresh sea water and grape juice as some of its alluring ingredients is definitely a winner with me. Throughout June I had a few nasty breakouts of one or two big whoppers and this beaut in a bottle really came to the rescue in sorting them out.

Available for £6.50

LUSH’S Coalface cleanser

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Another product I received was the Coalface cleanser. This was one of the first ever LUSH products I tried and I’ve fallen in love with it all over again. The smell for me takes me back to when I first started using the products, which is nice, but may not be to everyone’s liking. You use it like a typical soap and wash off and it cleanses your skin nicely and consistently.

Available from £5.95

 ‘Girls Talk Boys’ by 5 Seconds of Summer

The Aussie foursome are back with a brand new single and this time, it’s pretty special. The track belongs to the soundtrack of the 2016 remake of ‘Ghostbusters’. The song gives off some very retro funk vibes which honestly makes me think of putting on some flares and heading out to my local disco to bust some moves. As an introvert, however, I just listen to it as I get on with work and mime my heart out.

 

‘Brand New Moves’ by Hey Violet

Speaking of 5 Seconds of Summer, their first band signed to their label, ‘Hi or Hey Records’, have released the lead track of their new EP, ‘Brand New Moves’. Hey Violet are back a year on from their debut ‘I Can Feel It’ and following 5SOS on the retro sounds. I’ve been listening to this song on repeat since the release at the end of July and I honestly cannot wait to hear the upcoming EP releasing later this month.

Tanya Burr Cosmetics matte lip in ‘Martha Moo’

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Beauty guru, Tanya Burr, has released a new range to her beauty line and I was extremely excited to get my hands on the matte lip in the colour ‘Martha Moo’, named after her dog, Martha. The colour reminds me of a 90s grunge which is rich in colour and only needs one application to create the perfect matte lip.

Available for £5.99

 

‘New Dynasty’ EP by Camryn

Camryn is back with her brand new EP, ‘New Dynasty’, which is a five track extended play. Camryn’s sound has matured since her One Direction tour days and is a prime example of where she plans to take her music. I’m super excited to see her near future plans.

‘You Don’t Know Love’ by Olly Murs

Olly has released the first single from his upcoming untitled album and it’s definitely a right bop. I managed to meet up with Murs (after that story) on his radio tour promoting the single and it’s definitely thrilling and refreshing to hear his new music on the airwaves once again.

 

This has been a music-heavy two months for me! What have you been loving lately?

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May Monthly Favourites 2016

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We’re already halfway through the year and I have no idea how. But anyway, here are this month’s favourites!

LUSH’s Rub Rub Rub shower scrub

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I’ve been hearing about this product a lot and I honestly have no idea why I was reluctant to buying it until recently. Thanks to my friend who actually works at LUSH, she totally sang the praises of this product and told me about how people use it as an alternative to shampoo and conditioner. I was sold and gave it a go and oh my goodness, it’s amazing. If you have oily hair then this is amazing. My hair feels so clean and well looked after. I use a slight bit of conditioner on the ends but the rest is just this. It’s also amazing for your body, too. Rub Rub Rub is full of mineral-rich sea salt and organic lemon juice which cleanses the pores and exfoliates your skin. I have been obsessed with this product all month and I’m desperate to get some more. Next time I’ll get the bigger tub for sure.

Get it here for £8.95

LUSH’s Pumice Power

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Another LUSH product I’ve been loving is LUSH’s Pumice Power. I have pretty rough skin on the bottom of my feet and again, my friend from LUSH had my back and introduced me to this little beauty. You just use it in the bath or with a bowl of water and rub it like a pumice stone and it just does wonders for your feet. It may take more than one use to get rid of all the rough skin, but it’s definitely worth it.

Get it here for £3.25

Colourpop – Bianca

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I saw Zoella wearing this colour and I couldn’t help but be intrigued with what she was wearing. Thankfully, Zoë was a babe and left a link in the YouTube video of the colour. I ordered it and it was such a beautiful colour which I feel could be used with many different looks.This is a matte liquid lipstick but doesn’t feel too drying. The product seemed to last a long time on my lips, especially when I was out all day in Cardiff and wore it. Of course, when eating it didn’t stay whole so I did apply again to keep it fresh but the overall colour actually stayed and I was pretty impressed.

Get it here for $6.00

 

Reggie N Bollie – New Girl


The X Factor runners-up, Reggie N Bollie, have released their debut single and while I wasn’t their biggest fan during their time on the show, I definitely love this song. It screams summer and has Caribbean vibes. Plus there’s a lot of steel drums which I’m a sucker for in a summer song. I’ve been playing this song a lot since the release and it’s possibly en route for being my song of the summer.

Emma Blackery – Sucks to be You EP

British YouTuber/singer-songwriter, Emma Blackery, released her comeback EP in May and it is honestly such a jam. The pop-punk sound reminds me of the early to mid 00’s and is definitely the kind of music I’m into. There’s not much else to say but it’s just perfect for any pop-rock/pop-punk lovers.

 

What have you been enjoying this month?

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My Top 5 LUSH Products

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LUSH is one of my favourite beauty brands and I mention their products a fair bit on this blog. I have a lot of products I’m love with but I’ve actually narrowed it down to five that I love the most which I’m recommending in this post.

 

5. Milky Bath bubble bar

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This bubble bar is definitely my favourite from LUSH. It contains orange oil and actual skimmed milk so while there’s no expiry date, I definitely recommend using this sooner rather than later. This bar creates a LOT of bubbles which, let’s be honest, are a major plus when it comes to bath time. I definitely recommend!

Get it here for £3.75

4. Charity Pot hand and body lotion

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This lotion is so soft on the skin and has a light and floral scent to it. Ingredients include Fair Trade shea butter, Rosewood Oil and Ylang Ylang oil. The best bit? 100% of the proceeds (minus VAT) go to various good causes  and the lid of your product tells you which charity you have supported. Feel good in more than one way!

Get it for £3.50

3. Love Lettuce fresh face mask

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This mask does wonders for my pores. It tightens them and helps balance out the oil in my t-zone. It smells amazing and includes seaweed gel, almond oil and honey. My face looks so much cleaner and brighter and feels super soft!

Get it for £6.75

2. Cup O’Coffee exfoliating mask

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It’s funny because I don’t really like the taste of coffee but I absolutely love the smell. This exfoliating mask is an absolute Godsend. I have rough patches on my elbows and just after 10 minutes of putting this on them and washing it off, they were baby smooth. No surprise this includes coffee infusion! It works well as both a face and body mask and makes your skin feel so soft.

Get it for £6.75

1. Intergalactic bath bomb

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My number one LUSH product is the Intergalactic bath bomb. It was in my April monthly favourites and as you can see from there, it’s like looking at the galaxy in your bath! It’s also super refreshing with ingredients such as grapefruit oil and peppermint oil. I love a good bath bomb, especially when it’s like watching a show of explosions full of colour when you put it in the water!

Get it for £3.95

What’s your favourite LUSH product?

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March Monthly Favourites 2016

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March is already over and yet again, I’m still pretty baffled to see the year go by so quickly. Like every month, I have some favourites that I want to share with you, so without further ado…

 

Make-Up Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Palette

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I’m finally trying to take contouring seriously and bring it into my make up routine. I’m not the greatest, but I’m not a make up artist. I’ve been debating on whether or not to try a powder or cream contour kit and my friend highly recommended this palette to try. I’ve been using it all month and definitely think it works amazingly. It looks great and applies nicely onto my brushes feels good when applying to my face. It’s definitely great quality for its price and well worth giving a try.

Get it for £8.00

 

Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel

 

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I’ve seen many people praising this cleansing gel for their make up brushes and so I decided to pick it up in one of my regular visits to Superdrug. It really works well on my brushes and gets them as clean as when I first purchased them. I feel like the gel helps maintain the softness of the bristles where some may or moult after a while of using them, plus the product smells nice, which is always a bonus.

Get it for £.6.99

Danielle Peazer’s Young and Gifted ‘Peace, Love and Happiness’ rollerball Eau De Parfum

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I’ve been looking for a small handbag fragrance for a while and since dancer model/model/fellow blogger, Danielle Peazer, has just released her first collection I thought I would invest in her rollerball set. The three scents are amazing with Peace and Happiness being quite light and airy, suited for daytime wear and Love being a more deeper scent which is perfect for a night out. These are your handbag’s new best friends. I’m definitely going to be taking these to my concert weekends to top up and just pop in my handbag and they’re really ideal for travel.

Get the set here for £11.50

 

‘Machines’ – Camryn

This is Camryn’s comeback single after spending a year in the studio working on a new sound as she matures from your girl next door teenager to a more young adult sound. I’ve personally known Camryn since she was 11 and I am beyond proud of her achievements, from opening for the likes of One Direction and Cody Simpson to building a strong fanbase. This song sounds like a real hit and I’m excited to see what 2016 brings for her.

Download ‘Machines’ here

‘No Broken Hearts’ – Bebe Rexha ft. Nicki Minaj

I’m not really the biggest fan of rap, but having listened to this after writing an article for Maximum POP! I definitely felt good vibes from the song and ended up playing it on repeat a few times. This song is about reveling in the moment and definitely is a song that I can see on my summer playlist.

Download ‘No Broken Hearts’ here

 

 

Have you tried any of these?  What were your monthly favourites? Comment below!

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5 cute and useful make up storage items you need in your life

 

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Make up is an amazing thing, but sometimes keeping it organised can be a pain in the butt or just not look very neat, even if it’s in designated storage. I’ve found five of the cutest and neatest ways to keep your beauty products in order and just looking amazing when not in use.

 

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These gorgeous upcycled jars painted in a stunning rose gold are perfect to organise your brushes on your dresser and look pretty darn cute, too.

Available on Etsy for £21

 

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This gorgeous cream make up caddy is great to store bits n bobs of make up, perfumes, brushes and even jewellery! Pretty much anything small that clutters your dresser or make up space can be kept in here and look much more presentable.

Available from Lakeland for £16

 

 

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This nail polish rack organiser is a great way to store your nail polishes and put them proudly on display. I personally think it also doubles as some quirky art that just shows off your love for nails!

Available from Etsy for £30

 

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These bags are perfect for any gal or guy on the move that needs to take their make up! There are four different designs and are extremely affordable!

Available from eBay for £3.45

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This is perfect for any drawer. I know that mine are very cluttered so this is perfect to put the right items in the right section. The great thing about this is that it’s expandable and fits many drawers!

Available from The Holding Company for £15.95

 

What products do you think are most useful? What do you use for storing your make up?

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February Monthly Favourites 2016

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It’s pretty insane as to how quick February went. I know there’s a few days less compared to January, but let’s be honest, that’s not much of a big deal. In comparison to last month’s favourites, I have favourites are more interesting and probably appealing to more of you as I was no longer poorly and able to just be more humane.

 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp 

 

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I’ve never really been one for bold lips, but I decided to move slightly out of my comfort zone and try it. I heard a lot of people raving about the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream so I felt compelled to trying one. The colour is a lot brighter than the packaging but was pretty moisturised, though that didn’t have any affect on the matte look. It’s a perfect size for your bag to go out and about and I just think it’s great for a bold look.

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Get it from Boots for £5.50

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (Vanilla) 

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After being recommended this foundation by a friend, I thought I would give it a go. I applies so well and doesn’t look caked in the slightest. I wear Vanilla (52) and it matches my skintone perfectly. It’s the foundation I have been wearing all month and have been getting lots of compliments on. I would describe it as a medium coverage which is easily buildable if you were going for a high coverage.  Plus, when I take it off, my skin feels so good. As a bonus, you can really smell the fruits used in there including apricot and melon, so that’s good if you like nicely scented products.

Get it here for £9.99

 

TIGI Oatmeal & Honey Shampoo and Conditioner Duo

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This actually isn’t mine, but my mother picked this up at the hairdressers and offered for me to use it. It is honestly one of if not the best shampoo and conditioner duos I have ever used. It feels so cleansing and soothes my hair leaving it feeling so soft and repaired. Running my hands through it in the shower, my hair literally feels so silky and while that feeling tends to go after your hair dries, this isn’t the case with the Oatmeal & Honey nourishing duo. I definitely love these products and think they are worth every penny.

Get it for £15.50

 

MTV’s Catfish Season 4

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I really enjoy Catfish. Nev and Max were back last year delivering us the fourth season of the reality show in where the detective duo help hopefuls in finding out if the person they are lusting over online are really who they say they are. With such a disrupted 2015, I was unable to keep up with the show on a weekly basis, so with season 5 just days away from the premiere, I decided to spend this month catching up with the most recently aired season. I always seem to be hooked on the show and highly intrigued in how people manage to keep up a false life look so realistic online and their motives behind it. This season definitely saw some major plot twists that I won’t reveal, but if you’re all about social media and real life drama, then this show is for you.

PAN (2015) Starring Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund

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It goes without saying that Peter Pan is my utmost favourite fairytale in existence and I have seen many adaptions of the story via film. My favourite will forever be the Disney cartoon classic that I grew up with, but this movie had a twist to the story we all know and love. ‘Every legend has a beginning’ and this film focuses on how Peter (Levi Miller) first found his way to Neverland and the unsuspecting friendship between himself and James Hook (Garrett Hedlund). It also has answers to questions as to how Peter is able to fly, what species he is and how he met characters he seems so friendly in the story we have heard before.  This family film is packed with adventure and magic which you’ll enjoy regardless of age.

The Amazing Race 

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This is an American reality TV show where 11 teams of two race around the world, completing both physical and mental challenges, hunting for clues and navigate around the countries that are visited. This is the first time I have seen it as this current season features internet stars including my favourite, Tyler Oakley. The show is so interesting and I’m highly enjoying watching the show so far. I’m not sure as to when the show ends but thanks to an app called Hola, I can watch American TV shows on different websites including CBS, where The Amazing Race is aired.

All Time Low

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This isn’t the first time that I have listened to All Time Low and I have enjoyed some of their music in the past, but after my friend, Lauren, has been talking about them so much lately, she has urged me to add them to my playlist, in which I have and I definitely appreciate their music a lot more. My go-to songs to listen to include ‘Therapy’, ‘Missing You’, ‘Dear Maria (Count Me In)’ and of course, being a Peter Pan lover, ‘Somewhere in Neverland’. I definitely feel like listening to them this time around that their music has grown on me a lot more.

What have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments below!

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Get Adele's make up look from The BRITs at an affordable price!

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If you’re big on pop culture and music, you may well have watched The BRITs on Wednesday night. If you did, you saw Adele dominate the entire ceremony by winning four awards plus giving a stunning performance to close the show. She sounded fantastic and looked fabulous. You’d expect that her make up artist used high end products to create a flawless face which was picture perfect for a star studded event, right?

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Well, here’s the plot twist – the products used on Adele are totally affordable for you and I. Here’s a rundown of the products that Michael Ashton used on the ‘Hello’ hit-maker.

 

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Eyeshadow: Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad (Nude Dip) – £64

As for the lip product, Ashton kept the secret under lock and key, but any red lip product would look amazing in a recreation of Adele’s award-winning look.

While the eyeshadow and moisture balm are on the pricy side, it’s definitely affordable to achieve Adele’s glowing skin and with a bit of experimenting, you could get a very similar look on the eyeshadow with a Naked palette or dupe.

What do you think of Adele’s MOTD for The BRITs? Fancy indulging into the products she used knowing the results it gave her?

 

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Disney Nerd: Minnie Mouse collection is landing in Sephora!

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If you’re a Disney / beauty fan, then I come baring good news for you! A Minnie Mouse themed collection will be arriving at Sephora this April and it looks AMAZING.

Despite the fact that Disney make up may sometimes be seen as for kids, this is in fact for all us maturer fans with some quality cosmetic. The Minnie Mouse collection consists of a red lipstick, lip stain kit, compact mirror, eyeshadow palette of 20 colors, six brushes, an illuminating blush and a set of two liquid eyeliners. The collection looks absolutely gorgeous and channels Minnie’s iconic style of polka dots and bows along with some stunning Disney details.

Not only is it a #RedLipstick $15? but it has #MinnieMouse on it with her signature ?Well that will be hard to use!- YES for the lipstick and YES for #NotForUse #Makeup Drawer (I know u have one too lol) ❤️?#DisneyMinnieBeauty #Collection : 1.Minnie’s Black & White Felt Liner Duo $20 A set of two liquid eyeliners Black / White 2.Minnie’s Inner Glow Luminizer Blush $22 A soft, pink shade. 3. A six-piece brush set $58 4. A lip stain set $26 5. #EyeshadowPalette with 20 shades $45 6. A Mirror $26 Will be available @Sephora around March – April What are your thoughts? ? XO #Trendmood #disney #Collection #LimitedEdition #sephora #sephoraXDisney #makeup #makeupporn #MakeupOnPoint #makeupobsessed #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict #Eyeshadow #MinnieMouseSephora pic & info: @allure THANK U for this BEAUTIFUL update: @blankbeautycanvas ?? A photo posted by TRENDMOOD (@trendmood1) on Feb 4, 2016 at 3:51pm PST

And living in the UK doesn’t even have to be a big problem because not only does Sephora offer shipping to the UK, but there’s even talks about a Sephora being placed in Harrods, London! RIP to my bank account. The collection price ranges between $15-$45 which averages to around £10-£30 and is said to be of amazing quality. What do you think of the collection – will you be purchasing anything? And have you heard about the Sephora coming to London? Let me know in the comments!   Signature

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Review: Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara

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Everyone has been raving about the new Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara, so when I was out shopping recently, I decided to pick one up and give it a try.

Warning!! Apply responsibly!! Introducing Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara. Will you dare to get the Push Up Effect? Our 1st Push-Up brush with Cup-Shaped bristles boosts and thickens lashes. The formula Instantly plumps & volumises the look of lashes, with Styling Wax to keep them lifted. Intense black colour for a dramatic, sultry look. Result: A luscious pair of plumped up, full, thick lashes that last all day and night!

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This is what my lashes looked like after one coat. They definitely have the push up effect. After applying a second coat, however, I wasn’t too impressed as my lashes seemed to clump together and look really weird. My overall thoughts are that it’s a great mascara for one coat. Avoid putting more than one because I found that there was a lot of clumping going on, but with the one coat as shown above, there was definitely some push up vibes going on. My lashes don’t look like how the product’s adverts showcase, but I’m not sure if that’s ever the case, unless you’re Gigi Hadid who’s in the ads. Pick up the mascara from Boots for £5.99 Have you tried this mascara? What are your thoughts?

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Treat yourself to free coffee and make up this Valentines Day…

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Whether you’re lonely this Valentine’s Day or totally in lust or love, there’s always an excuse for this amazing deal going on right now.

Benefit Cosmetics and Starbucks have buddied up on this amazing #BestFriends campaign. From 1st February you can head to any Benefit Cosmetics counter and pick up a Starbucks sleeve absolutely free which guarantees you a buy-one-get-one-free on any hot drink! If that isn’t bloody brilliant on its own, when you’re in Starbucks, pick up a pink emoji coaster which is also free to redeem a free ‘makeupper’ or make over. Free make over AND coffee? Uh, yes please!

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And, if you’re lucky enough to live in or be visiting London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Liverpool there will be a pop up pamper parlour in selected Starbucks stores!

So grab your BFF, your mum or your partner and treat yourselves. You deserve it.

 

Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.