A Festive Phone Case Review with Go Customized*

So Christmas is technically over, but we're still allowed to be a little bit festive, right? With that being said, I thought I'd share this little gem of a company with you. I was contacted a little while back by a lovely brand called Go Customized* who kindly offered to send me one of their cases to review. I jumped at the chance, because 1) I literally always have to have a phone case on, as I am quite possibly the world's clumsiest human ever. 2) My history of smashed iPhones is pretty high, and 3) I'm always on the hunt for a new unique/ pretty case!

Go Customized specialise in personalised phone and tablet cases, in which you can choose one of their images, or upload your very own. You can design the case as minimal or as 'out there' as you like, and you can even add text to give it slightly more personal touch. I was originally thought I would fail massively at trying to do this, but I was pleasantly surprised how simple & easy the design template actually is.

I love how unique it is that you can choose your design and really make it your own. At first I was like "how on earth am I going to be able to decide on an image?! I can't even decide what to wear in the morning..'' but I knew if I couldn't decide, I always had their graphics to choose from. Alongside picking your design, you can also pick the style of case you would like too. They range from Wallet Cases, Leather Flip Cases, Full Wrap 3D Printed Cases, iPad smart covers and many more!

I decided on a full wrap hard case with festive/winter theme - as I wanted something that could see me through the rest of the season (without looking like a crazed Christmas freak!) Ultimately, I picked this design from Pinterest, because it was a nice colour scheme and not too 'in your face'. As I'm clearly obsessed with anything deer looking at the moment, I thought this was a great ideer. Har har. 

Their prices are really reasonable for the quality you get and they're a nice snug fit for your phone, with cut outs for all your needs. To make your own iPhone 6 case, the prices range from £14.95 up to around £30 depending on your preferred style - which in my opinion is great value for money! Also if you order before 5pm, your order will be shipped the next day! We all love a bit of that, right?! 

All in all, I am so so pleased with my case and I haven't taken it off since getting it! I highly recommend this company to anyone who is in need of a new case or a nice personalised gift for someone!

Have you tried Go Customized before?! :)

TB x

The Christmas Tag

Oooooh, I do love a good ol' tag! I feel like they are a need in my life, because I love answering random questions, as much as I love reading them! I also love Christmas soooo much. *sings 'it's the most wonderful time of the year'* It is possibly the only one day of the year I'm actually a remote morning person or keen to wake up! (Still with the struggle of course) As per, let me know if you do/have done the tag! I'd love to read yours! :)

1. What's your favourite Christmas film(s)?

A Christmas Carol, Home Alone, The Polar Express, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Christmas with the Kranks, you name it - I love them all! It's way too hard to pick one!

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day morning?

 My boyfriend and I always do the odd one or two stocking fillers on Christmas Eve, as we don't see each other until late on Christmas Day, but other than that - it's all about the big day!

3. Do you wear PJ's or dress up on Christmas Day?

Strictly PJ's until at least 12pm, and then it's dress up all the way. Need an excuse to get the snazz out once in a while!

4. If you could only send one person a present, who would you choose?

Just the person who deserved it the most.

5. Have you ever built a Gingerbread house?

Well yes, if the pre-cooked one counts?! I did the sticking together and decorating? Tehe.

6. What do you on your Christmas break?

Eating (obvs), last minute frantic shopping, wrapping whilst listening to Christmas music, lots of cosy evenings in watching films, spending lots of time with family & friends. POI-FIC. 

7.  Do you have any Christmas wishes?

World peace. Not even kidding. 

I do kind of think of that song that goes 'peace on earth..parumpapumpum' All jokes aside though, there's been far too much evil world lately, which continues to cause such sadness to people every day. I wonder what the world would be like without terrorism, war and evil? We can only hope! 

8. What is your favourite Christmas Food?

Cheeselets! Plus all of the festive trimmings on a roast. Not together though, obvs! 

Also a big shoutout to Pringles. I do love them all year round, although Christmas is definitely the time I start poppin' and not stoppin'. Ps. I've never felt as gangster as I do right now.

9. Candy Cane or Gingerbread?

Gingerbread, all the way! Candy canes look cute but hurt my teeth!

10. What is at the top of your Christmas list?

I don't really have anything at the top of my list, I'd be happy with any presents!
I prefer buying and giving people gifts. :)

What are you looking forward to most this Christmas?

TB x

November Favourites

''An actual monthly favourites, Tania?!'' I hear you cry. Yep, I pulled my finger out and here I am doing a November favourites. I really wanted to do blogmas this year, but I work full-time and I'm WAY too finicky and picky when it comes down to editing posts, I would literally still be on day one. I definitely want to do it next year though, maybe 2016 will be the year I get my shit together! Anyway, you catch my drift.. Here's what I have been very much enjoying over the last month!

Revlon Lash Potion Mascara by Grow Luscious

I have been dabbling with Revlon at lot more recently, so I thought I'd give this a go. I love mascara's that make my eyelashes look thicker and longer at the same. I defintely had high hopes for this product as it claims to give your lashes 'spellbinding length and supernatural volume'. I was really enjoying Maybelline Lash Sensational, however I thought I'd weigh out my options and go for a mascara with a more volumising effect this time around.

The packaging was too pretty to miss on the shelves and the applicator wasn't plastic #extrabrowniepoints. I really wasn't sure on this when I first started using it because it's a product you really have to build, but if you have the patience to persevere then I'd definitely recommend this.

Rimmel 'Brow This Way' Eyebrow Gel in Clear

Why have I only just discovered this?! Tania, you have needed this forever. For ages, I've been getting a lot of straggling eyebrow hairs and it really throws my brows out of shape. However, during a random conversation one day, someone suggested I use a brow mascara/gel. That idea kind of freaked me out because I never really knew how that would work, but as it was clear - I couldn't really go wrong!

Since I have started getting my brows done professionally, I feel like I really need to maintain them as much as possible and this has helped massively. I do think I need to be more daring and try one for the actual shade of my eyebrows, but I fear it'll just go so messy and wrong! So for now I'm happy with filling them in a different way!

Seventeen 18 Hour Stay Time Concealer in Fair

With concealers, I am basically a creature of habit. I never normally get along with anything that isn't my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealeras all the others I have tried, didn't really do it for me. I've been reading a lot of Emmy's Beauty Cave recently, because I can relate to her content a lot and her skin traits sound a lot like mine.

I saw her Winter Make Up Bag post the other day and saw that she recommended this. Seventeen are a brand I have never given a lot of thought before. No particular reason, I just haven't. So I thought I'd pick it up and give it a go. It is honestly amazing!

It matches perfectly with my skin tone (not even exaggerating) and as it's a slightly more creamy formulation, it blends like a dream! It stays on really well throughout the day, and I don't notice my blemishes or dark circles trying to make an appearance either! If you're like me and stuck in a rut with concealer, you definitely have to try this!

Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Eyeshaow Palette

I've had this for a good few months, but recently I've noticed myself using it a hell of a lot more. The colours range from light pink neutrals, to more dark brown, vampy shades. There's a nice variety of matte and shimmer shades which is perfect. The pigmentation is pretty fab for a £4 palette and the eyeshadows blend so nicely and evenly across your eyelid. I've always loved Makeup Revolution and I don't think I'll be stopping anytime soon!

Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Palette

If you'd have asked me what Contouring was a year ago, I would have probably laughed in your face a little and then googled it. Call yourself a blogger Tania. (Needless to say, I'm still no pro and I just kind of follow Pinterest guides) I have dabbled with the Maybelline Master Sculpt in the past and I really wasn't a fan. It didn't show up on my face at all and was too powdery.

This one has really changed the game though, it's still a powder but it seems much more pigmented and as it's darker, it shows up a lot more on the face. If I have any excess that a brush won't fix, I just use a beauty blender to make it look a little more subtle. The highlighter is lovely too!

Clinique Lip Pop in Cherry Pop and Nude Pop

Me and I'm sure a lot of other girls probably jumped on the Clinique Glamour mag freebies last month. I have always known Clinique as a brand, but I have never wanted to go splurging on a product I wasn't sure I would like. Needless to say, I love these lipsticks! Plus the magazine itself is only £2 - free gifts ftw!

I first got 'Cherry Pop' which is a perfect festive red colour, whereas the nude is really subtle but leaves a lovely finish to the lips. I love how great the colours are and how much stay power they have. They are very moisturising and leave a lovely sheen to the lips after application. As much as I love my MAC lipsticks, I do find they dry my lips out really quickly, so this was an bonus! I think I'll be seeing a lot more Clinique products in my makeup collection from now on!

Have you tried any of these products? What have you been loving this month?
I'd love to know! :)

TB x

My Blog's 1st Birthday & Benefit Advent Calendar Giveaway!

Hello everyone!
It's December.. AAAH. *tries not to freak out about barely starting Christmas shopping*
To think this time next month it'll be 2016 is just crazy!

As of the other week, I have been running my little corner of the internet that is 'teabee' for a whole year! I am a little late posting this as I have procrastinated SO much on trying to find a prize that I think that you will all like. I also lost my card (on payday, may I add) so I wasn't able to buy the prize when I wanted to and didn't know what would be available when I did! #lostcardnightmares  

Anyway, as Christmas is fast approaching, I thought what better way to say thank you than to win the Benefit Party Poppers Advent Calendar! I had to weigh out my options on prizes because this had sold out online absolutely everywhere, but whilst strolling into my local Debenhams on a last minute whim, I saw it sitting there in all it's glory! It's only a 12 day advent calendar, however there are some really great bits in it this year.

I just want to say a huge thank you to anyone who has ever come across my blog, taken the time to comment/talk to me and just be a big lovely ball of inspiration. I never thought I'd even come close to a few followers on here, let alone over 100. I know to some people that's nothing and it's not a numbers game, but that literally means SO much to me that almost 100 people care about what I'm writing! I genuinely feel like I've met some really lovely people on here and even some who I can call my friends. 

Blogging has helped me to step outside the comfort zone, let my creativity run wild and most of all helped me find & meet people who share the same or similar interests. I'm still learning new things every day, but this is something I will definitely continue with for many years to come. My little hobby actually feels worth something, so yay! :)

As this is my first giveaway I took to my fellow twitter/blogger pals, pretty clueless about the whole thing and how to go about hosting it. They suggested I use Rafflecopter, so that's what you will need to do to enter by clicking the link at the bottom of the page and following through the steps!

I will contact the winner via Twitter at the end of the giveaway, which will be announced at 9pm on Friday the 11th of December. I've timed it so that by the time you recieve the advent calendar, you should have exactly 12 days until Christmas! Woop, 'tis the season! If not, you can still open 2 at once which is even better, right? It's also a lovely little present for you in amongst all the frantic Christmas shopping malarkey! The giveaway is open to UK entrants only - I'd love to ship to any lovely readers across the pond, however I sadly can't afford it at this time of the year! *sad face* If you haven't responded within 48 hours of winning, I will offer the prize to an alternative person just to make it fair for everyone.

I know I won't personally be deciding the winner, but I would just like to know in the comments what your best blogging moments have been since you started and what inspires you? :) 

Good luck ! :) 

TB xo


Upcoming Gigs & Festivals

Music has always been a huge part of my life, it's such a powerful thing and holds a very firm place in my heart. It's my escape, my happy place or just a good shoulder to cry on when needed. I feel like I've met a lot of my closest friends through music, aswell as met some brilliant people that I can't imagine life without now. If we share the same interests in bands etc - we are pretty much going to be BFF's. Just sayin'. I started going to gigs when I was 10 or 11 and I've never looked back since. My first concert was Avril Lavigne at the Brighton Centre (before she went weird) and it was amazing! I spent her entire set waving at her from the balcony and basically begging her to wave back (she did FYI) ;) This is the time when the overly expensive flashing wands and glow sticks were on sale. Do people still walk around selling those?! Anyway, I digress.. My favourite genres are Alternative, Pop-Punk or Rock. I feel like a lot of people wonder if it's something I should have 'grown out of' but I personally don't think there's an age limit on music. 

Here's what gigs I have up and coming :)

Zebrahead & Patent Pending - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms - 30th November 2015

I have always liked Zebrahead and I've seen them live previously supporting other bands, I just haven't been a die hard fan. When I saw they were doing a tour with Patent Pending, I basically had to go. PP are such a fun, interactive band to see live and they are such genuine guys. My boyfriend and I first ever discovered their music when we saw Bowling For Soup in 2013 when they played 'One Less Heart To Break' and ever since then, they've been high up on my list of favourite bands.

Lower Than Atlantis - London Roundhouse - 14th December 2015

Now, Lower Than Atlantis were definitely my band of 2012, but for some reason up until recently, I haven't listened to them in ages. They popped up on a car CD I think and I gave their new album a go, as I was a bit sceptical about how much they'd changed and how mainstream they had become. However I actually really enjoyed it. I'm pleased they've done well for themselves and I'm really looking forward to seeing them in a few weeks time!

Neck Deep & State Champs - London Forum - 6th February 2016

These two bands have probably dropped the 2 best albums of 2015 in my opinion. So them touring together on a co-headline just made my life! I saw State Champs earlier this year in Southampton, but due to crowd surfing restrictions, the band got a little heated with the heavy handed security guards which was insanely awkward. Fair enough though sticking up for your fans! I was incredibly ill that day but I literally did everything I could to make sure I was ok to go and I wasn't let down. As for Neck Deep, it has been a while but they also never fail to impress! 

Slipknot -  London Alexandra Palace - 9th February 2016

Slipknot have always been a band I have enjoyed since my teens, because anything before that time, they used to scare the absolute crap out of me! Haha! I'm pretty sure most of the songs I know, are the one's that everyone knows, but hey! It'll still be good fun. I haven't been to a proper metal gig for ages!

Bowling For Soup - London Roundhouse - 11th February 2016

Bowling For Soup are the most fun band I have ever seen live. They're so so happy and they're also really hilarious at the same time. I saw them a few years ago in London for their Farewell Tour, which was sad because it was the only time I'd ever seen them, but they have pulled the 'not touring ever again' card one too many times to believe anymore. So obviously when this tour popped up, it didn't even think twice about it! Absolutely can't wait!

Sum 41 - Kerrang Tour 2016 - 19th February 2016 - The Forum, London
Tour completely sold out!

Sum 41 are basically the classic sing-a-long pop punk band, right? I'm basically only going to this tour for them, because admitedly the rest of the line up was a bit of an anti-climax. I never thought they'd get back together, let alone tour after Deryck's health spiralled downhill earlier this year. However luckily he is better and the band seem more ready than ever for a new tour!

Busted - London O2 Arena - 28th May 2016

I never gave into the hype of McBusted because I loved them both as separate bands, but when Busted announced getting back together and doing a tour, my tear ducts were basically empty and my inner 12 year old self was screaming. I always wished that they would do a re-union so my dreams have come true! #hellyeah

Slam Dunk Festival - 30th May 2016 - University Of Hertfordshire

Brb, just getting insanely excited for Panic At The Disco to headline! 2016 will be Slam Dunk Festival's 10th Anniversary - to think I've been going for almost 6 years in a row is crazy. It is 100% my favourite festival and they are guaranteed to have some of my favourite bands playing all day long. Roll on May!

Every Time I Die - 1st of June - Underworld, London

Originally, this show was meant to be a few weeks ago, although sadly after all the tragedy in Paris - the band decided it was best to postpone the tour for the safety of the fans. Good shout to be honest. I have seen ETID supporting bands before, but never actually been to a headline show. My boyfriend is crazy for them, so I'll have to get my listening ears on to learn a few more songs! 

Are you going to any of these gigs?
If not, let me know what you have coming up :)

TB xo

13 Personal Questions Tag

Instagram: teaabee94

Hi everyone! Hope you're doing ok and getting into the festive spirit nicely!
I saw this tag over on Sazbomb and It'sJustMeHayleyD's blog's a while back and I really liked the idea, so I thought I'd give it a whirl...

1. What do you order from Starbucks?

Either a Caramel Macchiato or a Caramel Frappucino. I just lurrrrve the Caramel. 

2. What's one thing in your closet you can't live without?
If we're talking this time of year, then it'll absolutely have be high neck jumpers
(and bobble hats, and ankle boots, and Topshop Joni Jeans. 'Cause y'know, walking around in just a jumper ain't that classy)

3. What's one thing most people wouldn't know about you?
I am the worlds biggest worrier. 

I go into every little detail about why something happened the way it did, what I did wrong, what I said to someone, what someone said to me, the way someone said something, what could I have done to make the situation better, what if I came across the wrong way to someone, what if someone hates me, why? 

The list is virtually endless. I know this probably isn't normal but hey, maybe I'm not alone?! Please let me know if you experience the same thing, that might re-assure me that I'm not completely off my rocker!

4. Name one thing you want to do before you die?
Swim with Dolphins 
(Terribly cliche, I'm sorry)

5. Name one food you can't live without?

Cheese. Cheese is life. 

6. What phrase or quote do you live by?
''One door closes, another one opens'' or ''Fuck it'' 
*washes mouth out with soap* 

7. What do you like/dislike about the blogging/youtubing community?
I like that I've met some really lovely people & friends through blogging. Also the people who take the time to read your posts, comment and say such nice things. It's really meaningful :)

I very much dislike the bitchiness around blogging. At the end of the day, we all blog because we enjoy it and want to express ourselves in our own ways, so if you don't like someone just unfollow them and be done with it. Unnecessary drama benefits nobody.

8. What's your most listened to song on iTunes?
Well I no longer use iTunes as all my 9 years of music got deleted *sobs* (Spotify ftw) 
I reckon at the moment it's probably 'What A Catch, Donnie' by Fall Out Boy. I don't care what anyone says but Folie A Deux is deffo one of my fave FOB albums.

9. What kind of style would you define yourself by?
I don't think I have a set style, if I like something I basically bring it into my life immediately! 
Unless of course, it's ridiculously expensive.. 

If I had to try and sum it up it would be girl next door mixed with a bit of alternative? 

10. Favourite number?
7.. Not sure why it just seems to always spring to mind! 

11. Two hobbies?
Blogging (obvs) and Shopping. Shopping is a very dangerous addiction. 
 ''Put me down'' screamed the bank card. 

12. Two pet peeves?
When people are rude for no reason. The things that really wind me up the most is when people don't say ''hello'', ''please'', ''thank you'' etc! Common courtesy costs nothing, Zilch!

When people say ''I done that'' instead of ''I did that'' Eeeek! Now that is the sound of nails to a chalkboard. 

13. Guilty Pleasure? 
Blasting 90's and Noughties music in my car and belting the lyrics quite shamelessly. 

Thanks for reading :) Let me know if you do the tag, I'd love to read your answers!

Tania x

AW15 Clothing Wishlist

It's no secret that I am a sucker for Autumn and Winter fashion. It's just so cosy and wearing black seems all the more appropriate. Every time this time of year, I have to face the dilemma of either buying Christmas presents early and being prepared (rare) or emptying my bank account on one trip to town - mostly on clothes I probably could have waited for. I've always been a jumper and jeans kind of girl, although in the colder months I feel the urge to become more adventurous with different clothes. Does anyone else feel like that? 

Anyway, here's what I've been lusting over during the last couple of weeks!

Yellow Brushed Wool Blend Knitted Jumper £38 Black Tassel Trim Poncho £22.99 | Cable Knit Mock-Neck Sweater £15 

MOTO Dark Grey Joni Jeans £36 | Black Button Through Denim Mini Skirt £28 | MOTO Clean Black Slim Dungarees £48 

Glamorous Tunic Dress With Cut Out Collar With Flare Sleeve £22 | Grey Check Pinafore Dress £24.99 | MOTO Cord Pinafore Dress £39 

I have definitely fallen madly in love with Pinafore and Tunic dresses recently. I obviously searched for the Pinafores, however the tunic dress I came across whilst looking for something to wear for my friends 21st Birthday. I am obsessed with the Topshop dress, although I just couldn't subject my bank account to £39 on just one item of clothing! 

 Oversized Checked Shirt £30 | Ditsy Floral Print Pullover £12 | Glamorous Checked T-Shirt in Shrunken Fit £16.00

Brushed Plaid Coat £45 | Quilted Faux Leather Moto Jacket £19 | Plaid Open-Front Coat £45

Is anyone as obsessed with tartan/ plaid stuff as me?!

Coral Check Fringe Hem Scarf £9.99 | SNO Silver Foil Print Beanie £14 | Metal Tab Shoulder Bag £35

Tan Chelsea Boots £19.99 | Fur Lined Sk8 Hi Slim Vans £70 | Faux Shearling Trimmed Boots £22.90

Oh! I forgot to mention I am also into tan coloured things lately too. I think it's such an Autumnal colour and makes your outfit say 'oh heyyyyyy!!' a little more than your average black pair of boots! Also, HOW NICE are the fur lined vans?! *heart eyes emoji*

What are your picks this season? :)

TB x

Friday Fives #1

Hello again! I've seen a lot of these 'Friday Fives' floating around lately, so seeing as the lovely Rebecca mentioned me in one of her previous posts - I thought I'd give it a go! I love reading posts like these, because I always like having a nosey to see how much I have in common with someone. I also like discovering new information or things that are around/upcoming too, so I'm going to make these a regular thing and hopefully you can do them too!  

Five Things On My Bucket List:

Swim With Dolphins
Go Shopping In New York At Christmas
Meet Penguins
Learn to Ski or Snowboard
See the Northern Lights

Five American Things That Need To Exist In The UK:

Five Things I Want To Learn:

How To Use Photoshop
How To Use a DSLR properly
How To Stay Motivated
How To Make My Own Candles
How To Bake Like A Pro

Five Bands I Would Love To See Live:

Simple Plan
Panic! At The Disco
The Cab
The Used
Jimmy Eat World

Five Places I Want To Visit:


If you do give this a go, let me know in the comments! :)

TB xo

September & October Favourites

Hello everyone! It's favourites time again! I didn't do one last month because I didn't really feel like I was using anything new, so I hope 2 months merged into one is ok with you all?! As Christmas is fast approaching, I don't know if I'll be buying much else for myself from now until then, but if you have anything you've been absolutely loving then do let me know! I do love trying new things! :)

Bath & Body Works Hawaii Passionfruit Kiss Ultra Shea Body Cream -
Yes, I'm here again babbling on about my undying love for B&BW and how much I wish they existed in the UK! I've been using this stuff ever since my lovely Watermelon Lemonade Hand Cream ran out.

In all honesty, before that, regardless of how much I enjoyed the smell of it - I did push it to the back of the cupboard for a while. I now use this every single day and it's brilliant. It claims to be 24 hour moisturiser, although I do find I have to apply it a few times a day because I have to constantly wash my hands. Even though this isn't a hand cream as such, is does the job just as well!

Soap & Glory 'One Heck Of A Blot' All Day Liquid-To-Powder Foundation in Cool Sand
This is so wonderful. I love that it isn't really on the pricier side of foundations and it literally does everything it claims on the bottle, without the designer price. I won't go on too much about it because I recently reviewed it in a separate post (which you can find hereThis foundation is great for combination-to-oily skin, as it leaves your face matte all day long, reduces pores, redness or any fine lines and provides a perfect full coverage.

Garnier Pure Active Matte Control Moisturiser here- I bought this the other day and I have to say I'm already seeing results. Due to the nature of my skin, I struggle to combat the shine on my T-Zone a lot of the time. This smells absolutely incredible and it really does do its job. Another plus side is that I now no longer glow like a McDonalds chip. Woop. I was previously using Garnier Moisture Matte + which kept my skin at bay for a while but not for the whole day. This is more focused on oily areas of the face and it works a treat - there's no way I'll be using anything else for a good while now!

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge here- Yet again, I am ridiculously late to jump on the bandwagon of beauty blenders, so I had to snap this up when I saw it in Superdrug for £5.99! I had been told about these vaguely in Sephora when I went to America earlier this year, but never really delved into the idea as I almost passed out at the thought of $20 for a sponge. However, I started to become more intrigued when lots of other bloggers started raving about how great they were.

I didn't like it to start with because I was using it oh so wrong and dragging it along my face, as opposed to dabbing in said make-up. So it quite rightly did not leave a nice finish at all. I use this to blend in my concealer, as personally I find it a lot less harsh than a brush, particularly on the more sensitive sections of my face. The only downfall I have with this, is that it's very delicate to clean and mine has a rip in it where I was too rough with it. Oops? I would like to try some different ones after this has had its time, but for now it's one of my make-up bag staples!

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 477 Black Cherry - With Autumn getting into full swing, another berry coloured lipstick was destined to find its way into my collection somehow! What is it with bloggers and seasonal lipsticks?! I've taken a great liking to Revlon quite recently, as I never really checked them out before.

This lipstick is quite a severe colour, so not one for someone who plays it safe with lipstick! It comes out a very dark, vampy purple/red colour and leaves a nice moisturising finish. The stay power is pretty good for your average drugstore lipstick and had a nice pigment of colour in it. If you can, I'd definitely urge you to exfoliate your lips before you apply this as it can show any marks or bits of dry skin you may have. I'd also strongly recommend you use a lip liner, as this can get very messy and if you're not careful it can spill out of your lips!

Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo here - Ever since I had my hair bleached a while back, my hair hasn't really been my BFF. With that being said, I am more than willing to spend a little more on hair care than I normally would. To be honest, I have come to realise over the last year that my appearance is actually really important and sometimes it does pay to feel/look good (unless I'm slobbing at home in my PJ's of course!).

I am more than happy to spend a little more than normal on things that I know will work, and coconut oil is basically a holy grail ingredient to anything that needs a bit of nourishment and moisture. I found this on Feel Unique and I wasn't aware that Palmers did any coconut oil hair care products, I'd only ever been familiar with the cocoa butter body care bits on the shelves.

The shampoo lathers up really well and gives my hair such great shine and condition. It's thick but not too thick, which is fab because there's nothing I hate more than a shampoo which doesn't bubble up well and you have to use pretty much half of the bottle in one wash! It's really affordable too at £3.99, so it's a pretty big saving in comparison to the £6.99 I was paying for OGX stuff. This is definitely one to add to the hair care routine!

What have your favourites been over the last 2 months? :)

TB x

Soap And Glory One Heck Of A Blot All Day Liquid-To-Powder Foundation | Review

I have always been familiar with (and love) Soap And Glory products, although prior to this I had never delved into any of their make up range. Not because I haven't wanted to, I just purely never got round to it. One thing I do know, is that I have never heard a bad word about them as a brand. So recently, I got rather excited when I saw that they were advertising their new liquid-to-powder foundation on Instagram. The whole concept of a foundation like this had never really occurred to me in the past (maybe they've been around for ages, I'm not sure!) I have never found myself brave enough to go for any solely powder based foundations, as I always feel like they won't provide enough coverage on my face - plus the fact I've always been a liquid kind of gal.

One Heck Of A Blot is definitely a full coverage foundation which includes shine-bloc 12 hour longwear technology and super-blur powders. It is extremely lightweight and there are no traces of cakiness - which is exactly what I like in a foundation. (I love actual cake in real life though) This is literally perfect for anyone that suffers with Combination to Oily skin. I didn't notice a single bit of shine, or any sign of it wearing off - even at the end of the day. It covers up pores, redness and any fine lines, leaving you with an incredibly smooth complexion all day! I applied it as soon as I got home from purchasing it, and within less than an hour my sister had already complimented me saying how nice it looked. 

The foundation comes in 4 shades: 01 Fair Enough, 02 Cool Sand, 03 Happy Medium & 04 Caramel.
Personally, I think there could be more selection, but luckily enough 'Cool Sand' was pretty much a perfect match for me as I'm quite pale. I'm sure most of you do test a new foundation before buying to check if it matches your skin tone, BUT don't be deceived by the colour of the bottles! 'Cool Sand' looks quite a severe next 'Fair Enough' but it is just a slightly warmer shade of fair outside of the bottle! 

I found blending this in odd to begin with, mainly due to the fact I'd never used anything like this before. It goes on as a liquid and turns to a powder the more you blend it into your face. You do need to make sure this is spread evenly and applied with a slightly lighter hand than usual, as it can go slightly patchy/uneven if you are too rough. I am definitely used to it now and it's basically just become second nature to me. You can buy the matching primer if you really want to, but I am not normally one for primer unless I'm really 'going' somewhere. So if you're anything like me and kind of cba with primer, I strongly suggest you moisturise before you apply this (if you don't already) as this will better your chances of maximum coverage.

Overall, this foundation is perfect for my skin type as I get a very oily T-Zone. Anything to help my skin stay matte and hides my pores & imperfections all day is a winner in my books! I wouldn't recommend this to anyone with dry/sensitive skin, as I don't think it would sit well on the skin and could potentially cause irritation. This product is on the shelves at £12, and for everything it does - it's perfect. I am definitely not going to be changing my foundation anytime soon! 

Have you tried One Heck Of A Blot? :)

TB xo

Product Empties #1

Collecting 'empties' is something I have had the odd, yet wonderful pleasure of doing over the last few months. I find it's always a bit of a love/hate feeling when something comes to an end. I'm either really gutted that a great product has finished, or I'm overjoyed because something was so awful that I couldn't wait to lay it to rest forever! I was actually going to make this quite a wordy post and go into detail about every single product, but I thought that would definitely be the longest post in the world.. So I'd like your opinions!

 Top Row: Eau Roma Toner Water | Kleem Organics Intensive Vitamin C Serum | Gucci Guilty Black Eau De Toilette 7.4ml Mini | Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara | Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer x2 in 02 Cool Medium Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer | L'Oreal True Match Concealer in 04 Beige | L'Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Matte Foundation in 12 Natural Rose | Garnier Moisture Matte + for Combination to Oily Skin | Bath & Body Works Watermelon Lemonade Nourishing Hand Cream | Bath & Body Works Beautiful Day PocketBac 

Bottom Row: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Colour Renew Tone Correcting Shampoo | Dove Go Fresh Cucumber Anti-Perspirant | Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser | VO5 Heat Protect Styling Spray | Andrew Barton S.O.S Help Me! Leave In Conditioning Spray | OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner | Bomb Cosmetics Shimmering Sands Piped Glass Candle 

Have you tried any of these? If so, which products did you love?
 Let me know and we can chat about them in the comments :) 

TB x

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