Friday, 29 January 2016

10 facts about me

Hey guys,
Today I'm doing 10 random facts about me that'll help you know even more about me

1) I have 3 brothers and 1 sister - I am the middle child.

2) My favourite place to be is Cornwall.

3) My actual first name is Annabella-Poppy but everyone calls me Bella.

4) Even though I'm very shy my favourite subject is drama.

5) In my friendship group my nickname is 'shortie' because all of my friends are so much taller than me.

6)when i was younger I use to write fictional stories  about how I wanted my life to be,I think I still have them to this day 😂
7) I like express my self through writing and drawing.

8) I am slightly obsessed with The vampire diaries,pretty little liars and Super Natural

9)My favourite food is pizza and mozzarella.
  
10)When I finish school I want to go to college to do beauty and be a part time youtuber/blogger.

I know this wasn't the best post but I have been really busy lately and didn't have time to write a big post,I promise they will get better but check out my other posts

                                                       Speak to you soon,
                                                             Bella B x

Friday, 15 January 2016

DIY Body and Lip scrub

Hey guys!

I have 2 DIY's for you today which are both very handy in these cold and dry winter months when you need to get rid of any unwanted skin that'll get tugged and pulled off leaving you with sore and raw skin.

The first one is guaranteed to leave you with sweet tasting soft lips that's all you need is a bit of your favourite lip balm and your good to go!

YOU WILL NEED:
White or brown sugar which ever you have
Flavour extract (it could be vanilla,bubble gum,mint)
A small container (from an old lip balm etc)

I also really recommend adding coconut oil or honey for really sore lips to help them heal and prevent any more damage.

This is honestly the most simple DIY to make thats all you do is;

Put 3 tablespoons of the sugar in a bowl with a few drops of your desired extract and mix (Add more sugar for more product and more extract for a stronger taste).If your adding any honey or coconut oil this is when you add it in,it'll help all of the sugar to stick together and be easy to press into the container.
To press in container you literally just have to get a spoonful and put it in the container and condense as much sugary goodness into there as possible making sure you dont have a loose sugar falling out.

The second one is a Salt scrub you can use just before you get in the shower or bath or after you've soaked!

YOU WILL NEED:
1/2 cup oil. Use any type of massage oil. Don't use simple cooking oil from your kitchen as no one wants to be greasy.
1 cup fine sea salt.Don't use simple table salt - it's too harsh. If you have sensitive skin you can substitute for sugar, which is gentler.
5-15 drops high quality essential oils. The essential oil you choose for your salt scrub depends on the result you want. Lavender is relaxing, lemongrass is refreshing and rosemary is stimulating. You can experiment and do your own blend.
Then to make it you will need to;
Put the salt(or sugar) into a bowl.Then combine the oil in to it mixing thoroughly - The texture should be able to stick together but not be to oily. Like a sand consistency I guess (i'm not good at explaining okay).
Lastly add your essential oil(s) and mix through. You could go wild by making all differently concoctions mixing different oils in.
  I hope you enjoyed reading this post and you should try these scrubs for definite as there so natural and easy to do,you should check out my other posts too!
                                                               speak to you soon,
                                                                     Bella B x

Friday, 8 January 2016

High end lipstick dupes

Hey guys,

I have a dupes post for you today i hope you enjoy reading!

My first one is a lipstick i recently got for Christmas which is the Mac velvet teddy and honestly i love the colour pay off and the consistency but not everyone can afford to get high end products so i recent found the E.L.F (Eyes.Lips.Face) lipstick in beautiful berry,It isn't an exact match as it isn't as opaque and matte as the Mac one but the coverage can be built and i found it is a lot more moisturising for the lips!


My second one is a dupe for the Chanel lipstick in 02 and i have no clue if it has a specific name but thats all is on the lipstick but the Rimmel london Kate Moss lipstick in 01 red nose day is a basic match to the chanel one maybe a little darker but it has very good stay power and is half the price,A little fact about me im OBSSESSED with red and berry lips so when i can find an exact match for cheaper in one of my favourite lipstick ill buy 439844789 please.

I know this was a short one today and i am very sorry for no photos but i promise as soon as i can upload my photos to my computer ill edit them in!

             Thank you for reading and i hope you enjoyed! be sure to check out my other posts!
                                                                  Ill speak to you soon
                                                                            Bella B x









Friday, 1 January 2016

Mac Lipstick Velvet Teddy Review

Hey guys!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year,My mission is to post on here every Friday at 5pm so I hope your all looking forward to that cause I sure am.
As its the first day of 2016, I thought id do multiple reviews on different make up I recently got!

Mac - Velvet Teddy 
Unfortunately my new camera wasn't focusing on the swatches I was making so to prevent me breaking it,I just got a photo from Google but as you can see it is a pale pink nude,although when I wear it,it gives a more dark pink but i'm super pale and depends on your skin tone.It is a matte finish so make sure you use lip balm before or your lips go all shrivelled up because no one wants that.The consistency of the product goes on very smoothly and it stays on for a good 4-6 hours before it needs re applying and like all Mac lipsticks it smells of vanilla where can you go wrong!  I also feel you would be able to get away with it in school if you like wearing make up,Overall I really recommend it to anyone who is starting off in high end products or just looking for a new neutral lipstick!

                  Thank you for reading and why not check out my other reviews and blog posts!
speak to you soon 
Bella B x
Also comment below if you'd like me to do anything (Reviews,DIYs,Recipes etc) specifically im                open for suggestions! 

Mac Studio Fix Powder Foundation Review

Hey guys!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year,My mission is to post on here every Friday at 5pm so I hope your all looking forward to that cause I sure am.
As its the first day of 2016, I thought id do multiple reviews on different make up I recently got!

       Mac Studio Fix Powder                   Foundation in NC30






I do not usually use a Powder foundation due to having combination skin (oily T-zone and Dry cheeks) but when i received this for Christmas I was very excited to try it,You cant really tell the colour on the photo but it may be mistaken as a translucent setting powder. it is NOT a translucent powder, i mean you could use it as a setting powder but you must be matched or have it the same tone you would get in a liquid foundation. I haven't used it on its own purely as a foundation but I used it to set my concealer and liquid foundation,it is also very good for extra coverage on redness or possibly and blemishes. I personally wouldn't use it on spots just because it'll cake around them and block your pores stopping it from healing. It is a pressed powder meaning you wont make a big mess like with loose powders and it is very fine and soft and not heavy at all.
I will definitely do an updated review on this,but from what I can see there is nothing wrong with it and no reason why I wouldn't recommend it.

       i hope you enjoyed this review and helps you make any decisions to buy this,Please check out my other reviews and blog posts!
                                                          Ill speak to you soon,
                                                                   Bella B x
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Mac Extended Play Lash Mascara Review

Hey guys!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year,My mission is to post on here every Friday at all 5pm so I hope your all looking forward to that cause I sure am.
As its the first day of 2016, I thought id do multiple reviews on different make up I recently got!
Mac Extended play mascara

This mascara is great for lengthening my lashes.I use two different mascaras ;this one too lengthen and separate my lashes and the Thick and Fast mascara by Soap&Glory to thicken and volumise my lashes.The packaging is very pretty but basic. It does the things it says it does so i would recommend it if you have short lashes or if you are going for a dramatic look use the thickening mascara for huge long lashes!

i hope you enjoyed reading and be sure to check out my other reviews and blog post!
speak to you all soon,
Bella B x

Also comment below if you'd like me to do anything (Reviews,DIYs,Recipes etc) specifically im           open for suggestions! 

Mac Golden Hours Mineralised Eyeshadow Review

Hey guys!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year,My mission is to post on here every Friday at 5pm so I hope your all looking forward to that cause I sure am.
As its the first day of 2016, I thought id do multiple reviews on different make up I recently got!



Mac Golden Hours Mineralised                    eye shadow                    





This eye shadow is split up of 4 different golden shimmers that can either be swirled together or used as separate individually beautiful colours.I used the lightest shade as a highlight on the top of my cheekbones and on my brow bone arches. I used the darkest shade in my crease and then mixed the other two browns swiping them all over my lid and blended them all together.As i said they are all shimmers but very subtly and pretty (you wont have chunks of glitter all over your face). It is in the classic mac black packaging and is perfect for travelling if you want to add a little something to your normal make up! It is also great for newbies who don't know what to buy because you get 4 in one.

I hope you all enjoyed or gained something from reading this,id appreciate it if you all checked out                                                   my other reviews and blog posts as well!
                                                            speak to you all soon
                                                                     Bella B x
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Elf Eyebrow Kit & Clear Brow and lash mascara Review

Hey guys!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year,My mission is to post on here every Friday at 5pm so I hope your all looking forward to that cause I sure am.
As its the first day of 2016, I thought id do multiple reviews on different make up I recently got!
Elf-Clear Brow & Lash Mascara
Elf -Eyebrow kit











Elf is one of my favourite brands to get amazing quality make up for an extremely good price! I swear both of these things cost under £10 which is the best thing i could think of,I have bought things from elf before including there lipsticks,which may i say are sooooo moisturising like a lip balm but are still opaque.Anyway,usually when I use brow mascaras they leave them hard and crispy but with this they still actually felt like eyebrows PLUS it comes with a lash mascara meaning when your going for a no make up make up look you can use the clear mascara to make them stand out.
       Secondly,the eyebrow kit can definitely be a dupe for any drug store or high end brow kit. Out of interest,i did a comparison with my brow-zing from Benefit and the Elf on the other eyebrow, I saw no difference apart from the slighter lightness of the Elf kit meaning if you are on a budget i really recommend getting the elf one!

I hope you enjoyed reading this and would really appreciate it if you checked out my other reviews                                                                       and blog posts
                                                              Speak to you soon
                                                                     Bella B x
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Elf blush Review

Hey guys!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year,My mission is to post on here every Friday at 5pm so I hope your all looking forward to that cause I sure am.
As its the first day of 2016, I thought id do multiple reviews on different make up I recently got!


     Elf Blush in Mellow Mauve







This is my first blush from elf and will NOT be my last! In the picture it is a lot lighter than what it actually is,but as the name suggests it is a mauve colour (brown/maroon) which means it goes very will in the autumn/winter seasons to give a bit of colour to your cheeks. I'm really not a blush kind of person as I don't want to risk looking like i've run a marathon but this is very pigmented but not so much that you cant control what goes on your face,of course you could build it up to a more intense colour but in one stroke you can have a really natural look.Many reviews i've seen people have said that Elf blushes are dupes of the Nars blushes the product and packaging so i'm going to pick up a few more of these considering there a fraction of the price of a high end product.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review and would love it if you check out my other reviews and blog                                                                             posts!
                                                               speak to you soon
                                                                         Bella B x
 Also comment below if you'd like me to do anything (Reviews,DIYs,Recipes etc) specifically im                                                                      open for suggestions!