Saturday, 27 August 2016

PINK PARCEL

I had never heard of 'Pink Parcel' before so when I spotted it in my goody bag that I received when I attended the #LPPevent, I really didn't know what to expect. I was very curious and wasted no time opening it up to see what was inside, as you can probably tell by the rip in the front of it - I didn't open it very carefully.

Before we get into the products in the mysterious box, let me tell you a little bit about the Pink Parcel

Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription box that basically contains everything you could ever need when it's your time of the month - from tampons to treats.

Screenshot from their website

They provide a mixture of tampons, pads and pantyliners which is perfect if your someone who sticks to a certain thing - for me, I can't stand pads and swear by tampons!

You can also buy items that have appeared in previous boxes by clicking on the 'Shop' option on their website.

I absolutely love the idea of this subscription box, shall we see what's inside it?

When first opening the box I find a £60 wine voucher for Naked Wines, a voucher for 50% off my next box and an information booklet about the products that are included in my box.

I also find some Fab Little Bags, to be honest I didn't even know that these existed! It's basically a discreet way of disposing your used tampon.

In the box titled 'for down there' I have some Femfresh wipes, how funky is the packaging? I love it.

In the box (there were actually 2 of these) labelled 'for later' I find 10 tampons (in each).

In the pouch labelled 'for now' I find some tampons and some pantyliners, I love this little pouch, it's so handy to just pop into your bag.

The last box, labelled 'for you', I found lots of beauty products and treats! Oo, let's have a closer look..

I'm going to talk about my Badger Sleep Balm first, I am so happy  with this product and I just can't wait to tell you about it
It is Lavender and Bergamot, it smells wonderful!

Before bed I apply a bit to my temples and massage it in, a little bit on my lips and under my nose. I actually didn't feel like this product would work as it just seems too good to be true but, this product is as amazing as it smells! I tend to get quite anxious at night time and I have found that this product actually relaxes me, not completely but it definitely makes a huge difference.

I highly recommend this product to anyone who would love a little help naturally drifting off into a lovely, deep sleep.

The next product is a nail varnish, I actually have this on in these photos.

The shade is called 'It's a Monthly Thing' which fits the theme perfectly and the make is True Brit - it's actually a limited edition collaboration with Pink Parcel!

Next up we have Cougar's Perfect Pout Lip Plumper, Lip plumpers don't normally work on me and my lips are already quite big so I didn't have high expectations

But just look at my lips!

The only downside to this product would be it's rather sticky texture, aside from that this product is amazing!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

I'M STILL HERE

You may have noticed that I haven't been around much recently: I haven't been very active on Twitter, I haven't posted any posts this week on my blog and I haven't made any YouTube videos at all.
I have been helping someone with a big project, I have been super busy with that, I've also just been having a little break - I definitely needed it! 
My MH hasn't been so great so I took a step back from the internet and I also introduced things into my daily routine that seem to help, walking is my favourite...

I have been going for at least one walk a day, where I don't go on my phone and I just focus on my surroundings, it is so peaceful and it improves my mood and health.

I listen to the sounds, I breathe the air and I take it all in.

I try to walk early in the morning and in the late afternoon, for as long as I want. Since I started going on regular walks, I have felt healthier and it starts my day off just right by releasing those wonderful feel-good endorphins and reducing my stress and anxiety. 

I guess what I'm trying to say is that walking is my new favourite thing!

In other news: I haven't had a smoke in over 2 weeks, I will be back to vlogging next week (my camera broke), I have lots of ideas for future youtube videos, I have posts coming up which I can't wait to share with you and I'm just happy to be back :)

I have also been taking part in #365daysofselfcare on Twitter, I may do a little post/video on that at some point.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

50'S INSPIRED MAKEUP

Today's look is inspired by the 50's era, if you want to know how I achieve this look then keep on scrolling!

I start with my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Shade 1 Fair, I apply this under my eyes and on any blemishes that I may have - I hardly ever wear foundation and tend to just use concealer to hide my 'imperfections'. I then move onto my eyebrows, I lightly fill them in with my Billion Dollar Brows Brow Powder in Shade Taupe (this is literally the best eyebrow product I have ever tried!). Next I take my Revolution Iconic Palette (Bronze, Blush and Highlighter) and I use this to contour and highlight my face, I also use a little bit of blush on the apples of my cheeks.

Onto my eyes, I always apply mascara before I apply my liquid eyeliner - I just find this so much easier! I use NYC Big Bold Curl Mascara in Shade #855 Extreme Black, I do one coat before and one coat after my eyeliner. For eyeliner I use Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner, I do a thin line above my upper eyelashes and I bring that out into a thin flick.

I always apply a thin layer of lip balm under my lip products, I'm currently using Blistex Happy Lips in Mango and it is wonderful! For colour I am using my new favourite red lip liner, Me Now Cosmetics True Lips Liner in Shade 058 just look how pretty it is!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

BEAUTY GOODIES

(#LPPevent goody bag review -post #2)
I have been so excited to try these two beautiful products, so excited. 

I'm going to start with my Me Now True Lips liner in shade 058 and it is perfect

I am a big fan of red lips and this product didn't let me down, it's perfect on it's own or with lipstick over it and it doesn't make my lips feel dry like most lip liners do!

I also got a eye/lip liner in shade 001 

I had so much fun trying out this one, it was like a blast from the past! I went through a phase of wearing black lipstick, I was a bit of a goth actually (maybe I'll share old photos of me one day, let me know if you'd like to see that?), in all honesty I don't hate it and I feel like I'd definitely wear a black lip again!

This lip liner is also an eye liner which I thought was handy, I wouldn't say it's the neatest application, however, sharpened or with a little angled brush this would be perfect!

Onto the brushes

Can we just talk a bit about how wonderful Spectrum brushes are?! They're so soft and gentle, they also just look beautiful. I can't wait to try my new eyeshadow brush out. 

I also have in my bag, a white face mask brush from x-Blackheads.com that has a cute pink tip on the bristles, this brush is also so soft and I can't wait to use it - I was also given a Blackhead mask which I will be featuring in an upcoming video on my channel.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

I'M THE GIRL...

Hello my lovelies!

Today I'm here with a tag post, my lovely friend Alisha made up this tag and very kindly tagged me in it! Basically, the person tagged shares 20 facts about themselves to let you know them a little better, it's always nice to find out a little more about the blogger behind the blog, am I right?

I tag anyone who would like to give this tag a go, be sure to link me to your post if you decide to join in!
  1. I'm the Girl... who's full name is Danielle Bentley
  2. I'm the Girl... who is severely allergic to nuts
  3. I'm the Girl... who is 5'4
  4. I'm the Girl... who hates her hair but doesn't know what to do with it
  5. I'm the Girl... who can say the Alphabet backwards
  6. I'm the Girl... who gets creeped out by closed shower curtains and can't get a shower with them completely closed without feeling uncomfortable
  7. I'm the Girl... who loves fashion from the 20's- late 70's
  8. I'm the Girl... who loves reading and getting lost in a book
  9. I'm the Girl... who can't currently stop playing 'Hay Day', 'Merged' and 'Best Fiends' on her phone (help)
  10. I'm the Girl... who loves everything horror! 
  11. I'm the Girl... who loves organising and planning
  12. I'm the Girl... who believes in life on other planets
  13. I'm the Girl... who get's too attached to characters in films and books and is heartbroken when something happens to them
  14. I'm the Girl... who loves everything zombie - books, films, dreams, everything!
  15. I'm the Girl... who doesn't like even numbers
  16. I'm the Girl... who loves Drumstick Squashies!!!!!
  17. I'm the Girl... who loves Owls and anything Owl-themed
  18. I'm the Girl... who has no idea what she's doing or what she wants to do in life
  19. I'm the Girl... who hardly brushes her hair (woops)
  20. I'm the Girl... who really struggled with this tag, aha!

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