Friday, 27 January 2012

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (and shoes!)

I have two hours before I have to leave my warm bedroom and battle the Welsh weather to go down to the estate agents, so time for a post! (btw, looking for a second year house is killing me, WAI SO IMPOSSIBLE! :P)

I bought Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (in 51, Light Vanilla) a couple of weeks ago, and now I've worn it for a few nights out (and during the day too :P) so I can review it :) This foundation has been raved about and loved by beauty bloggers and the general public (it won the 2011 Make-Up Product of the year for the consumer study of product innovation), so it's not entirely surprising that I'm going to add myself to its list of fans.

This foundation has a good range of shades, I tested 51 light vanilla, and 52 vanilla, and the chose the 51 (the lightest of the range). The darkest isn't that dark though, it's more a deep tan colour, but I'm very pale, so in the summer I won't even get near to the darkest (Shade 58).

I wore this with my primer on underneath, and it lasted all day perfectly, so I adore it in that respect. Because my forehead is weirdly dry I have to mix it with a little moisturiser for that part of my face or it doesn't look as smooth, but that's just me, even when I moisturise loads before putting foundation on my forehead is never happy :P This foundation provides medium coverage and gives me dewy glowy skin (not much of a fan of a matte face so this is perfect for me :P)

Inexpensive (£9.99)
Fairly good colour range
Nice smell (sort of like apricots and sun cream, but a lot milder :P)
Stays for a long timeNice dewy finish

The packaging! (I'm a very 'judge a book by its cover' girl about make up, and I know I shouldn't be, this is a great product, so I'm just nit picking at this point XD)

This is a great high street foundation, it's only £9.99 and I think it's fabulously cheap for how good it is, I really recommend it :)

On a side note, these are my new shoes :D My boyfriend got them for me (even though it was his birthday :P). I'd seen these in Republic and thought they were cute, they were £20 (I think) in the sale, but as I'm saving for my holiday I couldn't buy them. A few days later (on his birthday) he surprised me with these ^ - ^ (Don't worry, he got a birthday present too :P)

Sunny xxxxx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Question Tag!

I got tagged to answer these questions by Bunny at (who you should check out btw), and thought it was fun :P I'm feeling lazy today, so I'm not tagging anyone specific back, but if you read this and want to answer then you should and leave a comment :D


What kind of weather do you like the most?
Thunder and lightning! I love really violent weather (so long as I'm warm and cosy inside and get to watch out of a window :P)

Whenever you're down, what instantly cheers you up?
Inviting my boyfriend over and watching an old kids films together (Fantastia * - *)

Did your childhood dreams change as you got older, or remain the same?
I've wanted to be a Marine Biologist since I was 9, and now i'm studying marine biology at uni XD.

Do you prefer Mac or PC?
I like both, is that allowed? I have a PC, but I would loooooveeeee a Mac :P

What is one thing to absolutely have to do every day for your day to feel complete?
Going outside at least once :P I hate those days where you have to stay inside all day (like when I'm ill or revising :( )

If you had to go without any communication technology for a week, do you think you'd be okay?
I might forget which lectures to go to...I depend on my friends texting me to tell me where I should be and where :P I'm a bit useless like that :P

What inspired you to start a blog? Personal reasons? Social reasons? Etc?
I've loved reading beauty blogs for ages, I started watching beauty youtube videos (introduced by my boyfriend weirdly enough :P) and then moved onto blogs. So I thought I'd have a go at it myself, and it's great fun ^ - ^

Do you like Disneyland? 
I never got to go when I was little *criesssssssss*

What is one guilty pleasure you have? (Whether it's food, music, hobby, etc.)
Oh dear....I love eating REALLY bad food (chocolate, cookies, ice cream) and watching any Gordon Ramsay tv shows....I don't know why...I just do it...

Do you think of yourself as a person who lives without regrets? 
Hehe, not at all, whenever I go out for the night I wake up the next morning thinking 'I wish I'd never done that.....' :P But for the important things no, no regrets ^ - ^

Are you as bad at coming up with questions for these things as I am? ;P
Nope, because I'm going to recycle THESE questions (ahahahahaha) So very lazy....
Yeh, so if you read this have a go at answering these questions, I've just had a full morning of lectures on chemistry, my brain is melting slightly so imma go nap now :P
I like pictures, so here's a photo of my cat in a tiara <3
Sunny xxxxx

Monday, 23 January 2012

Summer Night Out Look

I've been craving summer for the past couple of weeks, once Christmas is over I get bored of winter, I dislike being cold > . < So instead of being a good girl and walking to the shops to buy some food I decided to make a look I want to wear going out in the summer :P Although my rumbling tummy tells me that this was not a good decision :P

Pretend that I've put mascara on, I only realised I'd forgotten it when I'd taken the photos and removed the make up > . < I'm so silly!

I never wear purple enough (and it's supposed to work well with blue eyes) so I'm trying to do more purple looks when I go out, but first I need more purples...

I used:
Benefit Porefessional
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (51, Light Vanilla)
Benefit Boi-ing Concealer (01)
Witch Concealer (01, Natural)
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat (1)

Benefit Creaseless Cream (Tattle Tale)
Rimmel Glam'Eyes (410 Plum Romance)
No7 Palette Brown Shadow
No7 Palette Light Taupe Shadow
Natural Collection White Eyeliner

(I would have used Benefit's Bad Gal Mascara if I'd remembered :P)

Revlon Matte Lipstick (003 Mauve It Over)
Mac Lipglass ( Pink Clash)

On a side note it's my boyfriends birthday today! So I'm going to give him his (slightly rubbish) handmade card and give him some birthday hugs :) (After buying food though...)

Sunny xxxxx

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Versatile Blogger Award!

Oooh my first award, how exciting :P Thanks to Lottie at, she has a really great blog you should take a look at :)

You need to link back to the person giving you the award, share 7 facts about yourself and pass the award on to 10 of your favourite bloggers.

My facts:

1) My favourite film is Kill Bill (I'm a sucker for Tarantino).

2) Audrey Hepburn is my idol, she's so stylish and beautiful * - *

3) I have a very large Hello Kitty collection :P

4) In fencing I'm a Grade 4 in foil and Grade 2 in sabre.

5) I wear pearl earrings everyday.

6) I cry watching films...a lot...

7) I really like cats, too much, but they're just SO FLUFFY!

10 Of My Favourite Blogs :

Sunny xxxxx

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

End Of Exams, Lipgloss and Blush

Exams are over!! It feels very strange to not feel guilty about lazing around and not revising, strange, but very good :P To celebrate the end of exams I bought myself a couple of presents from I've never used this website before and I have to say I'm quite impressed. The basic concept is that the website buys products in bulk and can sell them for cheaper, but only if enough people buy it, the more people buy it the lower the price becomes. I got a Mac Lipglass and a Nars blush. I wore both products last night, so I'll review them here as well.

Firstly the Lipglass, I got this for £8.50 (including P&P) which I think is a great saving. I got it in the colour Pink Clash, which is a glittery pinky brown colour. I really loved wearing it last night, but because it's still a gloss I had to reapply whenever I had a drink, but that's why they put so many mirrors in the girls bathrooms :P Also I adore the smell, it's not too strong, but it is delicious, I definently want to buy more colours.

I got the Nars The Multiple Orgasm Cream blush (which is mean to be multipurpose for lips and cheeks, but I wore it as a blush last night), this was more expensive at £22, but still a great saving and this has been on my wishlist for quite a while. I'm really happy with this product, I can see why it's raved about so much. The colour is a really gorgeous slightly corally pink with a lot of shimmer in it. It's really not for casual occasions in my opinion, or for people who dislike shimmer. The colour is really buildable though, so it can work with a more toned down look, last night I wore it a bit more obviously, and I loved it, it's just so so so so pretty ^ - ^ Another recommendation :)

Now that exams are over I'm going to be going out to celebrate a lot more so I can review all my christmas present beauty buys properly :P Especially seeing as I'm on a self imposed budget from now on :P (excluding the lightsabre chopsticks I bought my boyfriend for his birthday :P)

Sunny xxxxx

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Mens Nail Polish and Tea

Hello ^ - ^ This is my tiny middle of exams (urgh) post.

I've been wearing dark navy nails for a few days now, I love wearing dark nails in the winter, and it gives me something interesting to stare at whilst I'm bored in exams. I found this Candy Man nail polish by Hard Candy in my nail polish collection. I have to admit I'm not entirely sure how this ended up there.... Candy Man was a line of nail polishes from 1997 for men, despite this I think it's great, the colour is gorgeous and shiny and it hasn't chipped since I put it on three days ago.

The only things getting me through revision are green tea and Ben and Jerrys (mmmmmmmmm chunky monkeyyyyyy). One is slightly healthier than the other I'll admit... After exams I intend on keeping my green tea habit as stress and bad eating have seriously affected my skin, I've had breakouts and massive dryness *sadface* Hopefully It'll all go back to normal after my last exam :P

Sunny xxxxx

Monday, 9 January 2012

A Bit Of Make Up and a Lot Of Ghibli

Hello again ^ - ^
I'm back at uni! It's weird how much this place feels like home already :P I got back yesterday and already it feels like I haven't been away at all :D Today I went shopping for a few necessary (i.e. boring) bits and a few unnecessary (i.e. fun) bits :P

I've read quite a few positive reviews about Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, so I thought I'd give it a go myself. I'm quite shallow about make up packaging and I prefer to buy prettier packaged things so I wasn't overwhelmed with the simple Bourjois packaging, but I was looking forward to buying this product so I didn't mind a whole lot. I bought mine in shade 51 Light Vanilla for £9.99 which I think is reasonable because there seems to be a fair amount of product inside. Once I've worn this on a night out (the real test :P) I'll review it properly.

My second and last make up buy was the Mac Lustre Lipstick in Lovelorn, a gorgeous girly pink colour. This is my first ever Mac lipstick and I am so completely in love, it's so beautiful *stares doe eyed at lipstick*. This was my treat for revising loads for my exams (the first one is tomorrow! Eeek!) because it was £13.50 which is a little out of budget really, but a treat once in a while won't hurt.....much :P

Now for the photo heavy Ghibli bit :P These are the wonderful Christmas presents my boyfriend gave me. I'm a huge huge huge Studio Ghibli fan so I adore all of these pressies. Firstly my Totoro slippers ^ - ^ So cute!!! Although I have accidentally loosened two of the arms, so I'll have to do a little bit of DIY slipper surgery at some point :P

I also got five mini Japanese Ghibli posters. The best part was they were all my favourite films so this was a really sweet thoughtful gift ^ - ^

Now I'm off to revise some more for my HUGE exam tomorrow *cries*.

Sunny xxxxx

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

New Year, New Set Of Resolutions, and the Last Few Christmas Presents

On the 1st of January I woke up on my friends sofa feeling awful, so I didn't start any resolutions that day :P I've decided to move my new years resolutions to after my exams, because I NEED chocolate whilst revising for an exam I know I'm going to fail. There's no point being healthy right now :P

So in two weeks time I will start my resolutions:

It's so important but somehow so difficult at the same time....

2) Actually use my Delia Smith cookbook this term.
Everything looks so yummy, but I never have time and just make pasta and vegetables every day > . <

I still haven't finished my notes for the last two lectures of term....

3) Find new music.
My itunes is seriously lacking, I always listen to the same things.

4) Try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try to keep control of my finances.
Self explanatory, I have no self control.

5) Branch out with my make up buying.
Try new exciting brands, totally not in keeping with resolution No. 4 :P

I'll let you know if I actually manage to succeed in any of these :P

Here's the last little collection of Christmas presents I got this year, I had one Christmas with the main bulk of my family on Christmas day, but went to my Aunt's house and had another on Boxing day, YAY! :P

My youngest cousin gave me these eyeliners, they're quite cute and have little sharpeners for lids which I think is a really good idea because I always lose my sharpener.

I've never tried Soap And Glory products before, but I've always wanted to because of the great designs and the positive reviews, I got the Hand Maid Gel and Scrub Of Your Life (I've used this twice and I LOVE it so much, it makes my skin so soft and I haven't had a bad reaction to it, unlike when I tried The Sanctuary's body scrub). I got these in the mini sizes, but when I run out I'll definitely buy the full sized product.

My Aunt got me this Radley umbrella, I love Radley, the Scottie dogs are so cute, but I find the bags a bit too grown up for me. This umbrella is perfect though :P

My Dad got me this Hello Kitty memo pad, because when I was helping him buy presents for my cousins I saw the Hello Kitty Liberty Print collection in Waterstones I went a little bit mad and got very excited :P. This should (in theory :P) keep me organised for next term.

I also got a gift card for Debenhams so I recently bought these cute boots. I'm boot crazy in winter and just want EVERY SINGLE PAIR I FIND :P I love how they lace up, soooo very cute.

I got the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, because I've heard loads about how good it is and I've never tried a Smashbox product before, and I really needed a primer :P

Finally I got Benefit's Boi-ing (I love Benefit far too much, hence resolution No.5). I had this in my Realness Of Concealness box, which I got last year, but it was in the medium shade which was too dark for me. Even so I could tell that it was a really good product, so I've been pining for it for ages and ages.

I can't wait to try out all my new things over this month ^ - ^

Happy New Year!

Sunny xxxxx