Sunday, 15 May 2016

Freedom Makeup Goodies!

Hey lovelies,

I'm so excited to share my next load of goodies and today's brand of choice is Freedom Makeup! 
Now I must confess I made this order a few months ago but I've finally pulled my finger out and actually opened the products! Woohoo! ;)

view of my purchase


The main thing I wanted to try is the glycolic glow toner and the priming water from the pro studio range. These are more affordable dupes of the Pixi glow tonic and smashbox primer water so it'll be interesting to see how these play on my face.

                        freedom makeup pro studio glycolic glow tonic and priming water

Whilst browsing I was looking at the eye primer and fixing spray when I noticed they did a makeup artist essentials kit with others bits and pieces which was reduced in price so I thought why not?! 

freedom makeup pro artist essentials kit

This is a cracking set. Included was a colour corrector.

close up and swatches of the freedom makeup colour corrector

A contour kit which is in the shade fair.

close up and swatches of the freedom makeup contour kit in fair

Plus the eye primer (swatch in the photo below) and fixing spray as well as a mattifying face primer. The best of the bunch is this fabulous highlighter! It's got a gold iridescent glow which looks beautiful on the skin.

close up and swatches of the freedom makeup highlighter and eye primer

and finally in that set you get an eyebrow palette but it's not the right shade for me unfortunately.


close up of the freedom makeup brow pomade and powder brow kit

Luckily I bought the freedom makeup brow pomade which is a great product and is such a bargain too.

                        up close of the freedom makeup black arts eyeshadow palette


Finally I got the black arts eyeshadow palette which is fabulous!

few swatches of the freedom makeup black arts palette


The above is a few random swatches using one swipe. The only shade I was disappointed about was the navy blue as its quite sheer.

overview of the freedom makeup products i bought


Overall I'm pretty impressed with freedom makeup! The quality is great and it's affordable too. You can check out my haul video here.

Want to try them out? Visit freedom makeup and have fun! :)
Have you tried this brand? What do you think of my goodies? 

Much Love,

Bex x

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Sweet Treats with Weight Watchers

Hello guys,

It's been ages since I posted about my weightloss journey so I thought why not give a quick update whilst also sharing some tasty desserts to tuck into this! 



First off though I have a bone to pick with Weight Watchers! Namely their frozen desserts and how delicious they are!

A while back I was sent some vouchers so I could grab a few of the Weight Watchers frozen treats which is awesome as I'm being a good girl (no Cadburys for me!) and I think it's nice to enjoy a few goodies especially when they're low fat.

However my first attempt at this taste test and even snapping a few pics for this post was a fail. Why you ask? Well my lovely family decided to eat every single dessert!!! 

So here's take two of dessert heaven, purchased by me! Lol. 



Right I'm still on this weight loss shindig. I'm going to start posting more I've just been a bit lax lately. I'm following the high protein, low carb plan as it works better for me. I'm not as hungry and I tend to lose more! Winner.

I'm not completely cutting out treats as I feel that denying yourself makes you crave it more. What I am doing is being sensible. I don't need to eat a family size bar of chocolate every night as that won't help me shed the lard.

The great thing about trying new sweet options is that you can find different tastes and textures which will soothe the crazy fat girl who wants it all whilst still being good diet wise.

I like the Weight Watchers toffee and honeycomb sundae and the Chocolate ice cream is delicious especially during monster week (TMI?) hey I'm female, I get cravings. Sue me ;)
 
My niece is also a fan, nothing like a cold treat on a hot day :)


Fancy trying some yourself? You can find them on the frozen aisle in most supermarkets. I got mine from Asda :)

Oh and I'm getting weighed (finally) this week so will post an up date when I do! Wish me luck! Lol.

Much Love,

Bex X

* whilst I purchased these myself I was originally gifted some vouchers. In the interest of full disclosure I wanted to be honest and reiterate that all opinions are my own. It's dessert people! Who lies about dessert? :)

Friday, 6 May 2016

Primark Beauty Haul

Hey guys,

Yay I've finally got my stuff from Primark beauty on the ole blog! Lol. I was buying some tops for my niece when I decided to raid the beauty section! 

various beauty pieces from primark beauty

The main thing I wanted to try was the eyeshadow palette. This is a neutrally pink palette. It's shimmer only which is a bit rubbish as mattes are good for blending out but they do play well on the lid. I will say that a base is needed, especially with the lighter shades.

primark beauy palette, swatches and eye look

I bought the eye duo pencil (I'm sorry I didn't get a close up!) in matte white which I used on the lid and the shimmery white on my inner corner. I did like this product, it blended well :)
The eye liner was another winner. Its a felt tip style and it went an lovely. 

eye duo pencil, eyebrow products and eyeliner swatches

I also bought a brow pencil and gel. As you can see from the above swatches, they were kinda dark. I didn't like these much. The pencil was really creamy, smudged a bit and was hard to get a clean line. The gel was too thick for my tastes.

swatches and close up of the primark beauty contour set

The contour set was another good find. The product blended well and the shades worked for my pale face. I'm not big on the whole contour thing as I'm shite at it but this is nice for newbies I think :)

close ups and swatches of primark beauty foundation and concealer sticks


The foundation and concealer stick were awful! I'm not going to sugar coat it. They did nothing for me coverage wise and the concealer was very yellow. Both just blended away to nothing :(

close up and swatches of the primark beaty matte lip crayons and lip liners


The best of the bunch was the lip products! I already own some of the liners which are fantastic! I highly recommend them and I was excited to try the matte lip crayons. These are creamy and feel lovely on the lips.

Finally I did grab some powder puffs as why not? Plus some pore strips and dark circle erasers! I'm excited to try them! 
Oh and a pink grapefruit candle. I bought it as its pink! Smells nice too :D

So that's my Primark haul! I did make a video on my goodies (here) and a first impressions (here) so go check them out :)

Have you tried Primark beauty? What do you think? 

Much Love,

Bex x

Friday, 29 April 2016

Time: To grow, to live, to be...


Hey guys,

I'm feeling quite reflective today. I'm getting ready to attend my first blogger event which is as scary as it is exciting. It's been ages since I socialised in a large group and don't get me wrong once I'm there I'll happy as Larry (who is Larry and why is he so happy? Lol) and it'll be great to meet all those bloggers I've admired for ages!

But it's still that initial feeling of apprehension. That nervous excitement that feels like a thousand butterflies are fluttering inside your tummy.

Which got me thinking about time. That elusive paradox which governs our lives. We live in such a fast past world of computers, phones and even interactive accessories. Apple Watch anyone?

Social media is forever changing that by the time I've figured out how to post, tweet, pin and Instagram with all those various hashtags (I can still remember asking what's a hashtag?) that a new platform is out, ready to suck in my soul for the chance at gaining followers, likes, loves, retweets, shares and any other form of acceptance that I crave to feel like I'm not so alone.

Which again brings me back to time. We spend half our life wishing time would go faster and the other half wishing it would slow down! Why?

I've spent 10 years waiting for something to happen. Once I'm slim I'll do this or once I'm at my goal dress size I'll do that and the sad fact is that 10 years has passed. A decade has flashed by and I'm still no closer to those provisos I gave myself at 18. 

'Why wait until tomorrow, when you can do it today and if you like it today, you can do it again tomorrow' 

That's why I decided to stop missing out on things. I'm attending two events this weekend, this is a big thing for me. I've even started YouTube which was scary yet with each step out of my comfort zone, I give self-doubt the middle finger! 

So here's to conquering obstacles even if only in your mind! Thanks for reading.

Much Love,

Bex X