February Monthly Favourites 2016

Feb faves

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

2015 favourites

2015 favourites

[Apologies this is late – I’m in bed with two ear infections and the flu. My painkillers have kicked in enough for me to finish adding images and publishing!] 

It’s that time of the year again where I discuss my favourite things from the year. As I lacked in regular posts this year, I decided to just wait until now to do my favourite products from the past 12 months in a post similar to this one. Without further ado, here are my 2015 favourites.

Music 

Little Mix – Get Weird 

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Little Mix made a big comeback from their 12 month sabbatical and downtime in the studio with their third album ‘Get Weird’. which is full of melodramatics, sass and just some damn right catchy tunes. Of course, I purchased the Deluxe edition and absolutely fell in love with it. My personal favourites include hit single ‘Black Magic’, ‘Secret Love Song Pt II’ and ‘A.D.I.D.A.S’ (not about the sporting brand, in case you were wondering.) This album is eclectic and showcases the sounds of girl band’s from today’s generation perfectly. I’m very much looking forward to them performing it live next year on the Get Weird tour which starts in Cardiff. Of course, I will be there.

5 Seconds of Summer – Sounds Good, Feels Good 

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This is the second album from 5SOS since getting signed in 2014 by Capitol Records and it shows such a difference from their debut studio album. The campaign alongside the album, ‘The New Broken Scene’, aims to promote that the album and any environment involving the band is a place for the “outcasts” and people who are suffering with stigma from mental health. Tracks such as ‘She’s Kinda Hot’, ‘Jet Black Heart’ and ‘Broken Home’ are just a few of the songs which fans are able to find pretty easy to relate to and I am definitely in love with this album.

One Direction – Made in the A.M 

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The first album post Zayn and the last album pre haitus; Made in the A.M is One Direction’s most anticipated album since Up All Night (aka album number one) and what a difference there has been since 2011. As a fan, I feel honoured to have watched them grow from teenage boys to young men and listen to their sound mature from bubblegum pop to chasing the rock vibes. While I’m sad that we won’t be getting a new album in 2016, I’m very satisfied with the music we have been left with for these 18 months.

Books

Binge – Tyler Oakley

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As you may be aware from my review, this is something I highly enjoyed reading. The essays compiled by Tyler Oakley covering a numerous amount of topics are definitely relatable to myself or people I care about and is definitely on my top three favourite books this year.

Love, Tanya – Tanya Burr 

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It’s true that there are many YouTubers signing book deals lately, but ‘Love, Tanya’ is definitely one I recommend. ‘Love, Tanya’ is like a handwritten guide from a beautiful big sister who has experienced the highs and lows of a teenage life and female problems and is now sharing her advice. Plus, the baking chapter is definitely a must read and try.

140 Characters of Truth – Joshua Fox

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This book was written by my friend and fellow journo, Josh Fox and although I only read it last month, it’s definitely an important one. Josh says the things many of us need to hear. With a message to our generation who thrive on showcasing the perfect life on social media, Josh gets real in a book that merely talks about the truth behind a numerous amount of tweets posted by himself over the years. If you’re as consumed in social media as much as I am, I highly recommend this quick yet eye opening read.

Products 

Lush Intergalactic bath bomb

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I’m a sucker for a good bath bomb, especially ones which satisfy my aesthetic. I’ve fallen hard for Lush’s Intergalactic bath bomb which makes it look like outer space in my bath tub. Very satisfying and smells amazing.

£3.95 from LUSH  
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

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This has been my go to foundation for 2015 as it has a lovely natural, radiant glow. It’s a light coverage which you can build to your own need and doesn’t feel at all caked on. Definitely got a good use out of this.

Bourjois Délice de Pouder bronzing powder

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This is definitely a product I found myself using a lot in 2015. After hearing my favourite beauty gurus rave about it and high recommendation from my friend, I picked it up earlier in the year. It’s a fantastic shade for my light skin colour and doesn’t have any orange tone to it, so it gives a natural look. Plus, I love the fact that it reminds me of chocolate!

£7.99 from Feel Unique

Tanya Burr lipgloss in Berry Picking

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I absolutely loved this lip gloss this year. It gives a berry stained look to your lips (hence the name) and isn’t too overpowering in colour. I love all of Tanya Burr Cosmetics’ lip glosses that I have tried but this one is definitely my favourite.

£5.99 from Superdrug

EOS Strawberry Sorbet lip balm

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I’ve never tried an EOS lip balm before this one and it definitely kept my lips moisturised whenever I used it, plus the flavour was really nice. The only downside is that I know you can get them for less than $3 in America whereas they cost a good £7 here in the UK. Next trip to America I shall definitely be stocking up.

£7.00 from Topshop
I hope you enjoyed reading about what I loved in 2015! What were your favourites from last year?

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My Summer Wishlist

my summer wishlist

We are well on our way to summer and I’m looking forward to people being in a more cheerful mood and just the summer days in general, really. I’ve also got a few things on my wishlist which I hope to get before the season is out…

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1. H&M Floral Sneakers  £7.99 – 2. Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb  £3.35 – 3. The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask – £22 – 4. Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation £7.99  –        5. Bourjois Powder Brush Brown £4.99  –  6. Rimmel London Wonder’full Wake Me Up Mascara £5.99 – 7. V-Neck Top in Off White £12

What’s on your summer wishlist?

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March and April Favourites

March and April Monthly Favourites

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As you may have noticed, I missed March’s monthly favourites as I was so busy around the time that I planned to write it and I just didn’t get the chance, so I felt it was only right I did March and April into one big favourites.

Maybelline’s Master Graphic Eyeliner

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I’m a big fan of Maybelline’s Master Precise eyeliner and have been using it for quite some time. That is, until my friend recently recommended Master Graphic. I won’t lie, I’m pretty rubbish when it comes to mastering the winged eyeliner look of any kind, but this eyeliner has made me look slightly less rubbish. The marker style pen has a nib which is designed to help you draw different lines to create the perfect eyeliner look. I’ve still got a long way to go and a lot of practice, but when my friend used it herself, I could see the product’s full potential and I’m confident in saying that one my skills have improved, this gem of a product will be my best friend.

I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry refreshing body spritzer 

 

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I picked this up on my recent haul after spraying different products in Superdrug. This is a rather deep fruity scent which focuses more on berries than lighter scents such as apple. It’s a gorgeous scent and perfect for daytime wear.

Bourjois Paris Delice De Poudre Bronzing Powder

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I’ve seen this product in many YouTube tutorials and have been tempted to buy it for quite some time. I saw it last month and thought it would be an idea to give it a try. It’s definitely one of if not the best bronzer I have tried (bare in mind I’ve not explored all too much in the make-up world… yet!) It’s not too overpowering and lasts for a considerable amount of hours. Perfect for sun kissed skin!

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula

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My dear friend, Courtney, has been on about this for some time now. A new skincare tip she has discovered and shared with me is to put this product on your face (I find overnight works better) and it will work wonders for your skin. I could definitely see a difference! My skin seemed less shiny and felt incredibly soft, not to mention looking much brighter!

Maybelline’s Falsies Big Eyes Mascara

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I’ve yet to find a mascara to stick to full time but when out shopping, the words “Big Eyes” caught my attention, so I thought I would give it a whirl. My lashes with this product look as if they have doubled in size! It isn’t all that clumpy, which is also a bonus and doesn’t tend to leave marks around my eyes. Definitely one I plan to pick up again!

Sleeping With Sirens

Sleeping With Sirens

 

When Courtney came to visit, we decided to recommend one artist for us to both listen to and she recommended Sleeping With Sirens. I didn’t think I would be into them much, but I was wrong. Although they aren’t my ultimate favourite, they’re definitely a band I’ve found myself listening to a lot more. My favourite song is ‘Your Nickle Ain’t Worth My Dime’ along with ‘Kick Me’ which I listened to after purchasing their latest album, Madness. I feel like Kick Me may very well be mine and Courtney’s song as we both listen to it so much!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s monthly favourites! Have you tried any of these? What have you been loving this month?

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