Monday, 26 May 2014


Sorry for not posting in other a month, life got in the way but I'm back, I'm hoping to do one post a week and prepare for blogmas.

I really like to listen to podcasts when I'm walking, having quiet time, in the gym or as background to fall asleep to.

I do want to post a full list of the ones I listen to but I am currently trialling loads and don't want to give you bad recommendations so my top 5 are: ( drum roll please)

When the kids go to sleep - the Shaytards
We all know and love the shaytards who daily vlog their family life and the podcast by the mum and dad of the family is as equally entertaining and inspiring.

friday night comedy - bbc radio 4
Something me and my stepdad have always shared a love of, topical comedy shows about news etc. (don't be put off by the fact that's it's radio 4, instead think mock the week etc.)

answer me this - helen and olly
One of the very first podcasts I feel in love with, send in your questions and listen to them answered,hilarious  and stuffed with funny jingles.

the ellen show - telepictures productions (video)
I love the Ellen show and this keeps my Ellen levels up when it's hard to watch her in the uk. Under five minute snippets from her amazing show.

Psychobabble - tyler oakley
Tyler and Korey host a podcast that is all knew and exciting, it is simply 40 minutes or them gossiping and reminiscing every week.

Sorry about the poor picture quality, the images may or may not be very zoomed in.

I look forward to blogging again,

Comment, like and follow, Louise xo

Ps. Any blogmas suggestions or requests?

Sunday, 18 May 2014

My beauty Wishlist

I will probably buy all of these but over the next six months or so as I ran out of what I am currently using. (Photos are all from the website where the products can be purchased.)

follow, comment, like.. Louise

p.s. I would also like to say a massive thank you to you guys for the response that yesterdays post got, I has been up just over an hour and is already my post viewed post with 17 views, to some people that many not be many but to me it is millions, thank you! 

p.p.s go comment on my fashion wishlist post because i really do need help deciding what to buy and the same applies for this post although as I said I will probably just buy it all over a long period of time.

thank you!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

What's in my bag

So I bet the question you're all dying to know if what's in my bag, right? See, I'm always right!

a purse - Primark £5
iPhone - 3GS
headphones - Sony £10
chewing gum - extra strawberry
bobby bins
brush - babyliss (tangle teaser dupe)
sunglasses - ray-ban style
beauty / necessities bag:

hand cream - soap and glory
purse containing lady objects - Paperchase
cetraben cream
hand sanitizer - the body shop
miror - forever 21
body spray - so...?
deodrant - dove
face wipes - l'oreal skin perfection

The actual bag itself is from New Look. it cost me around £20 and is lasting amazing with just a few scraps on the buckle. I love this for shopping or a day out with friends but I am after a small one for the times when you don't need the kitchen sink beside you.

thank you for reading, follow, comment, like. Louise x

Real technique Brushes

I started this post LONG ago, around Christmas intact but I could never be bothered to finish it so apologies but its here finally:

For the last year or so I have owned very few and cheap makeup brushes but as I got into makeup more, I realised I would need some better ones. Real Technique Brushes seemed to be the obvious choice and after researching them for a LONG time I recently caved and bought them. I'm glad I did though because they are honestly so good.

So I bought the core collection and the starter set; however I'm planning on buying the the powder brush, blush brush and the lash-brow groomer. Are there any others that you would recommend?

The Core Collection 

Pointed foundation brush - I use this to apply my foundation to my skin and spread it out evenly, I love it as it allows me to have natural looking high coverage however I do have to use the buffing brush to blend it into my skin.

Buffing brush - excellent for buffing your foundation into your skin or apply powder foundation, I also use it for setting powder as I do not yet have a powder brush.

Contour brush - this brush is great for contouring and setting powder under the eyes etc.

 Detailer Brush - I use this to apply concealer over any spots or blemishes and it does this really well. I can get great coverage that doesn't look at all cakey.

Starter Set

The starter set contains five eye brushes that between them can be used for shadow, liner and to fill in eyebrows.  

Base Shadow brush - i use this to apply or blend out eye shadow and its amazing for that.

Deluxe Crease brushmy number one brush for blending eye shadow or as the name suggests, applying a darker colour in the crease. 

Brow Brush - personally I don't use this as I use the Maybelline brow drama (a brow mascara) but in the one or two times that I have used it, it works like any other angled brush and it works well.

Fine Liner Brush - again, I don't use this as i favour liquid/felt tip liners but its for applying eye liner and I've heard some great things about it.

Accent Brush - a must have for highlighting the inner corner of your eye

Thank you for reading, please comment, like and follow, I hope to upload more in the next few weeks now that is working on my laptop again and so hopefully I will see you soon. Louise x

(I apologise for the bad photos, I do not have the time to redo them)