Ive been loving a few products at the minute and thought what a best way to share it with people by making a blog post dedicated to them, so here it goes grab some snacks and get comfy.
The first product that I have been absolutely loving at the moment and it comes to no surprise because I’ve lost count of how many times this product has been mentioned throughout the beauty community and it is the “Benefit BaDgal Bang Mascara”. I am in love with this mascara, I think its the best mascara I’ve tried since the Benefit Roller Lash mascara and I honestly never thought I would say that. It wont be everyone’s cup of tea, its true it does go clumpy but I feel like it dramatises and makes your lashes pop even more. The mascara is extremely black in which I love because again it makes it stand out even more, I do struggle a little with my bottom lashes as the wand is a little big and I do have to admit it does transfer a little on the bottom lashes when it rains. But for me it doesn’t stop me from using it every day, my lashes have never looked better since using the mascara and I don’t think ill be converting to anything else in a long while. Benefit did a really good job with this mascara at turning my straight, stumpy lashes into false looking lashes. It retailers everywhere in the UK for £21.50 and you can also buy the mini size for £10.50. Boots, Debenhams, John Lewis, Official Benefit Website plus more all sell the mascara either online our in store.
Ive not bought much beauty products recently as I guess Ive been restraining myself from doing so just to save a little bit of money, but I am going to mention a perfume that I bought awhile back that I seem to using a lot recently again and it is the “Jo Malone – Peony & Blush Suede Cologne”. This is my first ever Jo Malone perfume and I do not regret buying it. It’s a lovely perfume that I wish I could just bathe in, its from their floral scent range. It’s just such an easy perfume to wear, day and night. It’s not overpowering but it does last all day, which is an absolute plus. I just wish Jo Malone was more affordable! I bought the 30ml bottle and that was £45.00 from Selfridges, I couldn’t afford the 100ml bottle for £90.00. I just about afforded the 30ml bottle however it was worth it, I have never smelt any other perfume like it. And it defiantly hasn’t put me off trying the other fragrances in their ranges, when I get around to treating myself again. In the UK you can buy Jo Malone products either online or in store from Selfridges, House of Fraser, Harvey Nichols and the Official Jo Malone Website.
Moving away from beauty comes accessories. Ive really been into sunglasses recently, I’m not sure why because we have had non stop snow, rain, wind, rain, rain, oh and rain. But that doesn’t stop me from wearing sunglasses when a little bit of sun peaks through them miserable clouds. The pair of glasses that I have been loving are these round lens H&M ones. They have a gold frame, and a green/gold tint to the lens and just suit any outfit. They are very trendy and I don’t know if its just me but don’t they look a little like Ray Bans. Maybe a dupe. They help block the sun, but I wouldn’t class them to be full uv protection, more of a fashion accessory. They cost £6.99 which is a lot cheaper compared to the likes of other High Street Brands like Topshop and River Island. Now having these it makes me want to buy the other tinted colours like the blues, pinks and black. I just think they will look so cool in summer to just top off an outfit.
The other accessory that I have been loving is the “Pandora Shine Honey Bee Ring”. I have been a fan of pandora jewellery for years and even mention them in one of my recent blog posts but as soon as they released this collection of gold plated pieces I just about want it all. Gold jewellery is my favourite and just compliments an outfit. I’m not sure why honey bees have become a trend but I’m all for it, especially if they are all gonna look as cute as this ring. My photo doesn’t justify at how nice this ring is. The band is shaped as honeycomb and has a single honey bee to compliment the whole ring. I love it, unfortunately I cannot find it online anymore but I’m sure you can find it in your local pandora store. It was roughly £60 maybe a little more or less. The whole collections is very pretty and unique, I’m already wanting to buy a necklace from the same collection that I might just get in next months wage.
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but sliders are becoming part of my life. I have been wanting a pair of branded sliders for awhile. And the pair that I fell in love with and broke the bank are the “Puma Fenty Leadcat Sliders FU Gold”. Like I said they are defiantly not everyone’s preferred footwear, but I think they are the nicest pair of sliders that I have seen compared to the typical design. They go with any outfit which is a plus and will look really nice in summer in pair of blue jeans or a jumpsuit. They aren’t overly practical and I wouldn’t wear them on long walks etc, but for everyday outings or being comfy around the house in and believe me they are comfy and sturdy. They cost £64.99 which is extremely pricey compared to other branded sliders but I don’t regret buying them and I think they will last a very long time and I just want the other colours in this design.
“Food Glorious Foodddddd” Food is just a current favourite all year round but there is three food/drink products that I have non stop eating/drinking….its become unhealthy. The first product is the “Alpro Soya Chocolate Shake”. I think I’ve lost count of how many cartons I’ve been through of this milk but its so damn good. I started off with the large cartons and then discovered in Sainsbury’s recently that they sell little cartons of the milk in a pack of three for £1.50. They taste so good, if you are looking for a chocolate milk vegan alternative then this is it. And a healthier chocolate milk alternative which has 30% less sugar than other chocolate milk then this is for you chocolate cravers. It tastes exactly like chocolate milk, I cant tell a difference and if its going to be healthier for me then even better. The second food product that I have been loving is the “Fibre One 90 Calorie Salted Caramel Bar”. There is a little bit of a theme here..healthier snack alternatives. Instead of snacking on chocolate and other unhealthy snacks try these Fibre One bars, now the are still unhealthy if eaten excessively but not as bad as other full fat bars. AND THEY ACTUALLY TASTE LIKE CARAMEL. They are so good it doesn’t feel like there is any difference even though they are only 90 calories a bar, they cost like £2.00 for a box of 5. Both of these food products can be bought from any supermarket in the UK, if you are looking for good snack alternatives. They are too good to miss out on. The last product that I have been absolutely loving drinking is the “Innocent Bubbles Sparkling Apple & Berry drink.” If I had to drink something for the rest of my life it would be this exact drink. It’s so tasty and really strange at the same time, It has that smoothie taste/texture but then bubbles and it’s honestly confusing but I’m all about it. It’s such a good twist on a smoothie, and would be great in summer to cool down with or if you are like me will be buying it all year round every time I pop into Sainsbury’s. They cost £1.35 and its the best £1.35 I spend every single time I get one. So if the company Innocent is reading then please send me a crate of them and I will happily sponsor it. Jokes aside all three of these products you guys need to try out and taste for yourself at how nice they are!
In this little section of the post I’ve sort of grouped together the products that don’t fit into a category but they still need a mention. The first product in this fandoms favourite is my “Apple Pencil”. I sort of wanted to make a separate post a while ago about me recently purchasing an IPad Pro and the Apple Pencil. So if anyone would like a post on my iPad Pro and what apps I use etc then I would be happy to do so. But I thought I would give the Apple Pencil a quick mention as it really compliments my iPad. Ive really been into designing and hopefully bring more exciting things to my blog by using the Apple Pencil, I now do not use my iPad without having the pencil at my side. It does cost £89.00, which I had to sell one of my kidneys to afford but it is well worth the investment as I now never not use it.
Still keeping on the themes of gadgets, I also bought a Polaroid camera recently. It is the “Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera – Lime Green”. Ive never felt enjoyment before when taking pictures, its always a frustrating experience trying to get the right angle and lightening but with a Polaroid camera you sort of go with the flow and just take pictures of anything and everything. It’s not the best quality camera, it doesn’t give you a clean cut, clear picture but it gives you that rustic feel of being “old school” and having physical copies of memories instead of it being taken on your phone. I did get my from Urban Outfitters in the sale but that sale ended awhile ago and they are now retailing at £79.00, I think the cheapest you are going to get it in the UK is from Argos as they currently sell them for £69.00. It’s such a good little investment to take to events, festivals or gathers to play around with friends and family. The film is roughly £15.00 for 20 shots which isn’t that bad compared to other films for cameras.
And the last random favourite is a pair of headphones. I love my music and always enjoy finding better headphones/earphones to make the quality of my music sound better. The headphones that I have been raving about are the “Sony MDRXB950AP Headphones”. I’m no expert when it comes to music and what the best headphones are but when I tried these I thought they had the best sound quality. I even tried a pair of Beats Headphones and they were even better than them. They are comfy to wear and fit any phone/iPod which of course is a plus, I just think they are such good quality for the price. They cost £74.99 which I think is quite reasonable for the quality of sound. I suggest everyone converting to over the head earphones they are just so much better.
I hope you all enjoyed, tell me what you think? What are your favourites at the moment?