26 June 2013

Favourites - Rimmel Lipsticks

My all time favourite lipsticks at the moment have to be the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks. I could easily buy every single colour in the range and for £6.29 they are not a bad price. 

I currently have 3 favourites and these are:
 110 - Rose Sorbet 
160 - Rose Passion
260 - Amethyst Shimmer

I love these lipsticks as they are really light and moisturising so keep your lips feeling soft, even after you have taken them off. However even though they feel light, they are incredibly long lasting and I find myself only reapplying them once, maybe twice, a day. 

From left-right/top-bottom: Rose Sorbet, Rose Passion & Amethyst Shimmer

Rose Sorbet is a pastel pinky/peach colour, which is quite shimmery and tends to be my everyday go-to colour. If I am wearing something that Rose Sorbet 
doesn't go with, or I fancy a change, then I use Amethyst Shimmer. It looks a slightly darker pinky/purple in the stick than on, where it has a more pinky tone. Rose Passion is the colour I use the least, as although I love it, it is a very bold colour and is used more when going out in the evening. It is also slightly less shimmery than the others. I am a great fan of red lipstick, however I feel it is too bold for me as I have very fair skin, which is why the Rose Passion is a great substitute as it has a slightly softer tone.

 So what is your favourite lipstick at the moment and in what shade?


19 June 2013


Zentangle is a creative form of art, which turns drawings into an artistic design. It helps reduce stress and improve focus and the best thing about it is that you don’t even need to be artistic, anyone can do it! All you need is paper, a pencil and a pen - preferably a fine nib black ink pen.

I have only recently started zentangling so am still getting to grips with it but am thoroughly enjoying it. The trick is not to be too fussed if it goes wrong, you just elaborate on it rather than start again. To learn I used the Zentangle Basics book and have since purchased the Joy of Zentangle book, which provides many more tangles . 
Below are some I have created.

Once I had practiced a bit, I decided that I wanted the tangles to be drawn out so I could see them easily without having to flick through a book. I bought some mini tags and have drawn out each tangle on one, which is much easier to flick through.

For those of you interested in learning how to Zentangle, these are the books I have used, however there are many websites on Zentangle so have a mooch on google too!

I hope this has inspired some of you to give it a go, and remember anyone can do it!


6 June 2013

25 Facts About Me

Having just finished university, I decided I needed something to fill my time and here we are! I couldn't decide what to blog about first so what better than 25 facts about me, which seems to be the thing to blog about recently! So here goes ...

1. I was born on 13th December.
2. I have a brother and a sister.
3. I have 3 gorgeous nephews.
4. I have a Westie called Freddie.
5. I am addicted to nail varnish.
6. I am scared of the dark.
7. I love bright colours (although pastels are good too!)
8. I love baking.
9. I hate champing, which is the sound of people eating.
10. I have just completed my geography degree!
11. I love the Isle of Wight and would quite happily move there tomorrow!
12. I love tennis, both playing it and watching it.
13. This is one of my favourite numbers.
14. My favourite disney film is 101 Dalmatians.
15. I keep a diary and have done for about the last 7 years.
16. I much prefer going to the pub for a few drinks than going clubbing.
17. The only operation I have ever had was to take my tonsils out.
18. My first word was 'more'.
19. I have two chicken pox scars on my tummy.
20. Half my family live in Scotland so we don't see them much :(
21. I can't wait to get married and have children (in a few years!)
22. I hate spiders and will run a mile if I am in the same room as one.
23. I have lived in the same house all my life, apart from when away at university.
24. I would love to travel more of the world.
25. I use exclamation marks far too much!


I hope you enjoyed reading about me and I'd love to hear any facts about you too!