Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Zoella Perfume 'Blissful Mistful'

I know I'm a bit late to this party but a couple of months ago I got given Zoella's (Zoe Sugg) new perfume. You can by it (here) or (here). 'Blissful Mistful' has sweet notes but also floral notes. It is a feminine scent that has candied fruit extracts. The cute pastel packaging mirrors Zoe's iconic personality. It is the perfume I use on a daily basis. 

Be sure to check out the other items in Zoe's new pamper collection!

Also Happy Holidays!
Thanks x

Bethany Howe x




Tuesday, 9 December 2014

December Wishlist



So here is a brief December Wishlist for all of you to enjoy. This could be some inspiration either for Christmas gifts or for yourself. But these are my top picks for December.

 Nescafe Gingerbread latte sachets (link here) - Jack Wills Dashwood Mittens (Link here) - Breaking Bad Travel Mug (Link here) - O.P.I Turn On The Haute-Light (Link here) - Marc Jacobs Daisy (Link here)

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

I Heart Fall Tag

Just as promised I am back with a new Fall post, so what better way to start off than a tag. As you can guess from the title it is the I <3 Fall tag. Enjoy my personal opinions of my favourite Fall candles, drinks and lots more!
Enjoy x

1.What is your favourite Fall lip product?
I never thought that I would wear a purple lip product but recently I have been giving it a try. I have been trying quite a few purple lip products but one that is always in my bag is the Maybelline Baby Lips Electro in Berry Bomb (link here) I won't go to much in detail here because you can read my post raving about how much I love it. I think it's sheer but still gives a lot of colour pay off for a balm consistency.

2. What is your favourite Fall nail polish?
I wish I was but I never really paint my nails. Don't get me wrong! I love painting my nails, I have so many bottles of them but alas, I am not allowed to wear it in school. Whenever I do get the chance I have my go-to Fall nail polish which is Barry M nail polish in: Cosmo Berry (link here). It is a warm, dark plum colour.

3.Favorite Starbucks Fall drink?
I know this is a bit cliché but I have 'fall'en in love with the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Before this Fall I had never tried it because I’m not the biggest fan of coffee. But I am so glad I did! The pumpkin pie spices, sweet syrup makes you hardly notice the coffee (score!) But I also love the salted caramel hot chocolate! Again, cliché but I do love Starbucks, specially their Fall drinks.

4. Favourite Fall candle?
I am not ashamed to say this, but my inner candle hoarder comes out in the Fall and Winter. But one thing that upsets me is that in my country we don't have Bath and Body Works! I see so many you tubers talking about how amazing they are! If you want you can send me some B&BW candles (I’m joking!) So after that long tangent my favourite Fall candle is Yankee Candle's Salted Caramel. The scent fills the air and makes everything great!

5. Favourite Fall Accessory?
Plaid Scarfs. (Enough said?) Every day I bring one in my bag, because where I live it's now getting super cold all day long! But saying that a couple of years ago I brought a huge dog print scarf from River Island.

6. Haunted House or Haunted Hay Ride?
Haunted House, even though I have never been in one! I am a little child at heart when it comes to Halloween! I cannot stand scary movies and I have always been too scared to go in a Haunted house! But a Haunted Hay Ride just sounds ten times scarier.

7. Favourite Halloween Movie?
Like I said before I hate scary movies! But I remember watching Halloween Town as a child! I was a Disney Channel addict!

8. Favourite Candy To Eat On Halloween?
The mini Reeces cups you get at the grocery store. They are so small, so you can justify eating them!

9.What Are You Dressing Up As For Halloween?
I shouldn't really tell anyone because I am going to one of my best friends Halloween party and we cannot tell anyone what we are dressing up as. But seeing as it's you... I am dressing up as a scarecrow.

10.What Is Your Favourite Thing About Fall?
If you haven't gathered already I love Fall. The Plaid scarfs, candy, Halloween, the crisp leaves, caramel apples... The list is endless.

So I hope you enjoyed this tag!
See you later!

Thanks,

Bethany x

Friday, 26 September 2014

Review: Dark Lips For Autumn (Part #1)

So already some of you know that I am starting my new Autumn/Fall season with a lot of reviews, look book's, cooking and some morning/evening routine's to help you get in the spirit! Also watch out for a lot of room decor/inspiration!
If you couldn't tell already Autumn is my favorite season, so why not share it with all you beautiful people out there!

A classic Fall make up staple. Dark Lips.
I used to be really afraid to wear 'dark lip' make up, that consists of dark toned/shaded lipsticks, lip gloss, balm and a array of textures like matte, lacquer... you get the idea.
But don't be put off when people say that you can't 'pull it off' because you just need to find the perfect product for you!

Early this month I tested an array of dark lip products to share with you and to give my honest opinion to you. So grab a hot autumnal drink and let's get started!

Maybelline Electro Baby Lips Balm: Berry Bomb
I have reviewed one of the Baby Lips Electro Balm (Strike A Rose) that will be linked (here). But because the months are getting colder and everyone's wardrobes are in a muddle I thought that I should have a 'muted' dark lip that would act as a introduction to Fall, rather than going 'all' out with a bold matte dark lip. Of course there is nothing wrong with that, I highly respect people who do that. (Gold stars for you!) But I would firstly have a casual introduction to Fall with a balm dark lip. I highly recommend the Maybelline Electro Baby Lip in Berry Bomb, as it has a sheer coverage. But saying that you can also 'build'the colour up and make a somewhat bold lip. Also all of the collection smells really good!

More to come soon...

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x





Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Fall Playlist

Those cold walks along the sidewalk with the crisp air against your face. Crunching on the shaded orange leaves. Drinking a Pumpkin Spice Latte on the way to school.
What ever you do you can listen  to this playlist anywhere, just like me! I could be either tidying my room, homework, walking my dog or just 'chilling'.

We all need a soundtrack to Fall. So down below I have chosen what I am listening to now on my Spotify playlist (linked here)

*Disclaimer* Now of course not everyone will have the same music taste as me, and that is fine! But you can either listen to the whole playlist or listed down below are all of the song titles.

So here is my Fall music favorites and also my Fall playlist. Enjoy:

1. Ho Hey: By Lennon & Maisy
2. All Too Well: Taylor Swift
3. Classic: MKTO
4. Starlight: Taylor Swift
5. Best Day Of My Life: American Authors
6. Take A Walk: Passion Pit
7. Here Comes The Night Time: Arcade Fire
8. Golden Brown: The Stranglers
9. The Mother We Share: CHVRCHES
10. On Top Of The World: Imagine Dragons
11. Little Talks: Of Monsters And Men
12. Little Games: The Colourist

Thanks x
Bethany Howe x

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Long Time No See!

As you all know for about the last month I haven't been Blogging. That's something that I cannot stand doing, not just for my benefit but for everyone who reads this.
Before I have been fully committed to keeping up to date with this Blog but last August was quite stressful for me.

But guess who's back and better than ever? That's right, it's me!
I am fully ready with lots of ideas for the new season (which of course is Autumn!)
Autumn is my favourite season and I hope to share it with all of you beautiful people!

So be prepared for tomorrow's post.

Thanks for understanding and have a nice day!

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x
    

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Out And About With Beth: Town With Friends

Today was a really great day. I got to catch up with friends and explore the town. If you were wondering my outfit consists of my shoes from Converse, My mulberry cardigan from Boohoo, my dress from a vintage shop, denim jacket from Oasis and finally my Ox Red Kanken bag from Fjallraven Kanken Online store. 

So here I leave you wIth pictures from my day. Enjoy. 


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Baby Lips Electro: 'Strike A Rose'

At last! The Baby Lips Eletro have finally launched in the U.K! And I have waited for this moment for along time! (A year to be exact) But the downside to this launch was that one of the shops that actually sold them only had two in stock! But thankfully they had 'Strike A Rose' the product that I was most excited about! I will be reviewing all of them, but first I have to wait until they stock them!


The first thing that I noticed about the product before I tore it out of it's packaging is that the colour scheme of the product collection is really interesting with the contrasting colours of the overall colour of the casing is black and the bright 'Neon' pink colour reflects the products colour which makes the product stand out to the target market.
Also with all of the Baby Lips collection the transparent lid of the product makes the shade noticeable and clear for the audience to easily look/access.

So let's get on to the actual product. The shades look in a way quite 'scary' when you first look at them but you have to remember that they are very sheer. But I was quite surprised because with the origanal collection the tinted shades were all quite sheer and that's what I expected from this collection. Of course they are still very sheer but my personal opinion is that they still have a lot of product pay off for quite a reasonably priced product (£2.99). It mainly revolves around how you build  the product up. If you want a very sheer look only lightly 'swipe' the product on once but if you want more colour pay off just keep layering it up!

I adore the shade 'Strike A Rose', not just for the beautiful rose/pink colour but also for it's high moisturising powers and one last thing. The scent. The scent is amazing! I can't really describe it, other than it being a really sweet scent!
The only downside to the collection is that they don't have SPF protection like the original collection, but apart from that it's the product that I will be keeping in my bag over the Summer!

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x  

P.S: Yes these pictures were took in Starbucks because I was just too excited! 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Summer Essenitals


For once I can say that it is hotting up here in the UK and everywhere I go I pack some of my Summer essentials that I couldn't leave the house without. From beauty to books, food to clothing.
 So I have narrowed down some of my Summer essentials that I couldn't live without.
So here are my top five.

1. A Notepad & A Book
Now I know that it's not 'one' item but I guess I can say that they come 'under' the same category of books. Not just in the Summer but everywhere I go I take a notepad with me, either to doodle, write down Blog ideas or anything I need to remember.
But also a book to read in the hot Summer sun or if you live in the UK maybe in the rain.

"The notepad I use is my black Moleskine Notebook and the book I have been reading is Paper Towns By John Green." 
                                                                                         


2. Water or A Orange Refresha (Starbucks) 
In the Summer we all have to make sure that we keep hydrated so all of us need to make sure that we have a drink to hand. I need to take some of my own advice because I am always dehydrated so I have to make sure I either take a bottle of water with me or buy my favorite Starbucks drink which has been Orange Refresher's.

Valencia Orange Starbucks Refreshers™ Beverage
"Always make sure that you stay hydrated in the Summer months" 


3. A Pressed Powder & An SPF Lip balm
In the UK recently it has been 'hotting' up, and being sweaty isn't really a good look. So I always make sure I have a pressed powder to hand (And of course a powder brush) So it can reduce shine and make you feel 'somewhat' normal! Rather than being overheated and sweaty.
                                                     

Also I always suggest you take an SPF lip balm wherever you go because not many people realize that your lips get burnt as well, and it isn't great. If you want some sheer coverage maybe you should opt for a lip balm with SPF protection and a light sheer coverage.











"I use the Rimmel London Stay Matte pressed powder in 'Translucent' & for my SPF lip balm I have been using the Baby Lips original collection in 'Cherry Me'"   

4. High Wasted Shorts
I am usually not the biggest fan of high waisted shorts, but for some reason I have a whole 'stash' of them in my wardrobe. I have been wearing them for the last couple of months and I have been loving them! I always wear my high waisted shorts with a 'crop' top. I don't mean the really short crop tops, but I have a white mid length crop top which pairs really well with the cropped shorts.

"I love wearing crop tops with high waisted shorts! A match made just for Summer!" 

5.A 'Heath' Snack Bar
I have been 'stashing' one of my favorite 'heath' bars in my bag. I have so many to pick from but I always make sure that I have one in my bag so whenever I get hungry or I get tired I can easily get one out of my bag.

                                                           "Some of my favorite heath bars/balls include Bounce Balls, Nakd Bars Trek Bars and Eat Natural Bars"   

And those are my top five Summer essentials!

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x


Sunday, 6 July 2014

What's In My Bag?

My bag comes everywhere with me. This Summer I purchased my new bag which is my Ox red Fjallraven Bag, it's a spacious and an all-round amazing bag! It fits so much of my stuff in. Today I am traveling 'light' because it normally has a whole lot more in it! 
But here is what's in my bag! 
1. Here is my Ox red Fjallraven bag. 2. Extra Bubblemint gum. 3. My phone. 4. Bath and Bodyworks Pumpkin Cupcake Hand Sanitizer. 5. My glasses. 6. Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Cream. 7. Mint Fresh BabyLips. 8. Wreck  It Everywhere Journal. 9. My Unicorn Notepad. 10. Paper Towns by John Green. 11. Company Magazine. 12. Brown Radley Purse. 

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x 


Friday, 4 July 2014

The British Tag

A couple of days ago one of my favourite Youtubers Sammi or 'BeautyCrush' had created 'The British Tag' Now I know it's 4th July, so happy 4th of July to all of my American viewers!
But in contrast to that kets get on with the British Tag!

1.How many cups of tea do you have a day? & how many sugars? 
As many of you know I am a big tea lover, so on average I have two to three cups a day. Of course with two sugars and a splash of milk.

2. Favourite part of a roast? 
When my Mum cooks the Sunday roast it consists of roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, some sort of vegetarian substitute to meat, fresh vegetables and gravy. If some of you don't know already Yorkshire puddings is a light batter baked in a 'rounded cup' shape. (It's the best I can describe it!) Some people say it's "the staple of a roast" I can agree with that, so my favourite part if a roast is a Yorkshire pudding.

3. Favourite dunking biscuit? 
Like I said I'm a big lover of tea, so I need a biscuit to go with it! My favourite biscuit to dunk (put in my tea) would be the 'classic' digestive. Just a plain digestive without chocolate! If you don't already know a digestive is sweet biscuit made with wholemeal flour.

4. Favourite British Pastime?   
I love to go down to my local beach (an hour away) and eating Rock (rock being hard sugar which has been flavoured) saying that I haven't had 'rock' for about six years! But I can still remember the sometimes sickly sweet taste of it. I could never get through a whole bar though!

5. Cockney Rhyme Slang? 
"Apples and pears stairs" I'm not the best example!

6. Favourite Sweet? 
The classic British sweet that is Rhubarb & Custard. It's a hard boiled sweet with the classic combination of tangy rhubarb and the sweet side of the custard.

7. What would your pub be called? 
"Tea &Toast" I know it isn't a traditional pub name but it reflects my love of tea and the the toast part could mean it could be a B&B so you can stay overnight and have toast (breakfast) in the morning,

8. No. 1 British Person?
Oh wow, where do I begin? Back to the historical dates it would have to be Winston Churchill. But now for back to the present day either Samantha Maria (who created this tag) or Rhiannon Ashlee.

9. Favourite shop/restaurant? 
It's quite sad to say this but the shop focus post I created a couple of months ago (The Blueberry Store) had suddenly shut down. Don't worry the online shop is still up and running. But one shop I couldn't live without would be Boots, it's where I get most of my drugstore make up products!

10. What British Song Pops Into Your Mind? 
Of course The National Anthem but strangely enough The Spice Girls: Stop? I know they were a famous British girl group but really Beth?

11. Marmite? 
I might be the only person but I have never tried it! Should I?

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

P.S Be sure to check out BeautyCrush on YouTube!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Out And About With Beth #1 :London

Today was an interesting day. I had the experience to go to Greenwich University in London. Amongst my travels I quickly found out that this university was unique. Not just from the astounding architecture, but also where it was located (near Canary Warf and Next to the River Thames) It was amazing to hear that many different 'famous' movies where filmed here, such as Thor and many others.
Not to mention that another film was being filmed today.

So as usual I had my Fjallraven bag on my back and my camera in one hand and I was ready to take some quick snaps of the place for you.

   












 
Thanks x
 
Bethany Howe x

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Upcoming Events

Hello!
Long time no see! Well that is completely my fault that my posts haven't been uploading! The reason is because I have had so many end of year exams that I had to spend all of my free time revising for! So I haven't been posting as much as I should have. So apologies for that. But now we get into the good news. All of my exams I had to revise for are no more! I now have no exams until the next school year in September so why not celebrate?
In the spirit of Summer I am taking my posts one step further... A new blog post everyday? Oh yes! In celebration of  the Summer holidays a new post will be uploaded daily. Technically my Summer holidays haven't started yet but why not start it now?

The series will be called 'Summer Spirt' and everyday a new post will be uploaded. It could be a new Summer product review,  a summer get ready with me post, out and about with Beth and plenty more!

This will all start on Wednesday 2nd July, so be ready!

Have a great day!

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

Monday, 16 June 2014

Revision Rescue: #2

I am in the middle of revising for some of my exams and I thought why not share some of my effective (well I think they are!) revision tips. Hopefully some of you will find these useful in preparation for those exams!

1. Have designated areas 
When I'm revising I find it really difficult to sit on my bed or the sofa, just because I feel that I need to have a clear area so when I need to revise everything is there. It's a simple place but my desk is where I do all of my revision, just because it's simple and like I said, it has all of my school equipment. I have brought some decorative pots and put in various different stationary essentials, like pencils, pens, geometry set, rulers, erasers and also in a box under my desk is all of my revision books, school books and textbooks. It's simple, but effective.

2. Break time! 
This sounds far to easy but it really does work! In school when you are in lessons you get rewarded with break and lunchtime. So to keep in the same pattern just reward yourself during revision. Every 30 minutes I reward myself with a 10 minute break. It may not seem a lot but you can make yourself a snack or just check Twitter and Instagram. It keeps you working because you know that every 30 minutes you will be getting a quick break.

3. Highlight everywhere! 
One of the most effective revision tips that I use is use colours or the expression "paint the town red!" Pick up at your local store every colour of highlighters and pens. When your revising highlight the important information that you need to learn and then when you flick back you will be encouraged to look back at the highlighted notes because the colours catch your eye!

4. Munch your way through revision 
When I have my five minute break I tend to make myself a heathy snack to keep me powering through those textbooks. I normally make peanut butter and banana bites, which are simply two slices of banana glued together with peanut butter. Yum! Or I make myself a colourful fruit salad with kiwis, banana, apple, grapes, pineapple and blueberries!

So that was a handful of revision tips that should help you! I will be making more of these posts, so keep your eyes peeled! Good luck!

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

P.S Don't stress so much! :)

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

A Slight Addiction #6

So as you all have gathered I have a lot of 'slight' addictions and it's getting way about of hand! I have always loved writing down my thoughts and of course my blogging ideas! Ask any of my friends, I carry a notebook everywhere with me! One section of my bookshelf is dedicated to notebooks. But I'm not just writing about any notebook, my slight addiction is my new Moleskine planner.
It's perfect for a planing 'freak' like me!

What I really like about Moleskine journals is they have added 'extra' pages at the beginning. A world time zone page which is perfect for traveling.  A holidays page and many more useful pages! I would say that Moleskine journals are perfect for travelers.
Also I have just found this out but they have pockets on the back page!

I find the actual  weekly planning pages amazing for my day to day planning because as well as having a section for each day, it also has a large page next to it for note taking! Perfect!

Also one thing I love about Moleskine journals is they come in a variety of colours, which include Black (which I have) a mustard colour, red, pink, yellow, blue and many more!

I couldn't live without my Moleskine and I think it's more than a slight addiction. The link to the online store is (Here) but I purchased mine from Waterstones.

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x




Monday, 9 June 2014

Heath, Glorious, Heath. #1

One thing I always do. I run into the pantry and take out one of my favorite 'Heath' Bars. I have been really loving Nakd Bars, Trek Bars, Eat Natural Bars and 9Bars. I think what I love most about them is that they make a big difference. I always have one of these bars in my bag, because whats better than opening your bag to mounds of textbooks and notepads and then right at the bottom of your bag you find one of these bars. They are life savers. So I thought I would do something a bit different today. Here is the first review!

1. Nakd Bars (95p)
Firstly, one thing I love about Nakd bars is that you can buy a whole range of flavours. From Rhubarb and Custard, Coco Loco, Pecan Pie, Cashew Cookie and plenty more! Yes you heard me right, Rhubarb and Custard! When I first purchased one of these bars I turned the bar round to see the nutrition label, and to my shock I could understand all of the ingredients listed. The main ingredient or the main 'base' flavour of the bar are dates. Then for example the ingredients in 'Strawberry Crunch' are 49% Dates, 31% Cashews, 17% Raisins, 3% Raspberries and natural berry flavorings. That is really all it is! I also love how they include all of the percentages of the different ingredients. Now let me get onto the taste of these bars! I have tried nearly every bar from the range and I haven't been disappointed with one of them. They are all have a burst of chosen flavour, and of course they fill you up.  My favorite bars are Gingerbread, Cashew Cookie and Coco Mint. But to be fair, I love all the flavours of these bars. Now if your wondering where I purchase my Nakd bars it varies. I normally buy them from Holland And Barrett, but most recently I have been purchasing them from Waitrose. So if you have a break and you need a healthy 'pick-me up' try Nakd bars. I assure you, you will be pleased.

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x


Thursday, 5 June 2014

It's A Pink Kinda Thing...

This week I have been exploring the world of pink lips. It's been eventful. For some reason before this week trying to 'pull off' pink lips' has never been my 'cup of tea' And you know me, I do love my tea. A lot. But now that it's the start of Summer I thought to myself  "I should give this a try" And indeed, that is what I did. So here is one of my favorites.

 Maybelline Baby Lips: Pink Punch (£2.99) 
For a while I have been a big fan of The Baby Lips line but 'Pink Punch' never really took my fancy. But I don't know what took me so long. When you first look at the colour your kinda like "Wow, I should give this one a miss" Now I have got to admit sometimes in Boots I pick it up, and then put it back on the display counter. But when I finally brought I found out that it's not that bold. Of course, I knew before that it was going to be sheer, but the colour always seemed to put me off. But I think it's a wonderful product to put in your bag. It's sheer but their is still some colour pay-off. I also think this is a great product because it is a tinted lip balm. When I hear the word 'balm' what always comes to mind is a nourishing, moisturizing formula. That's great that I just typed that because it has the sheer pink colour with the powers of a lip balm. Also a bonus feature is it smells great!  
So next time you are thinking about walking away at the Maybelline counter, just think. "It's sheer"

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

Monday, 2 June 2014

D.I.Y Monday: My Daily Breakfast

Ok, so I know it's not just me in the morning. I have to find a quick and simple breakfast that I can either prepare once I am ready or it slowly cooks when I am getting ready. Normally my breakfast contains some kind of cereal, porridge or some other combination of yogurt, granola and honey. But the one key recipe I have been following is porridge.

You will need the following: 
Porridge oats: Aprox 45g
100ml Semi Skimmed Milk
1/2 Banana
A Handful Of Dried Berries (Cranberries)
A Handful of Nuts (Cashews/peanuts)
A Drizzle of Honey

See! Not many ingredients at all!

Method: 
1. Turn on your hob to a medium/high heat and add in the milk once you have turned the hob on.
2. Wait two/three minutes until the milk is bubbling and then add in your oats. Turn your heat down slightly.
3. Stir your porridge so that the porridge doesn't burn, then add in your chopped half banana.
4. After two/three minutes your porridge should be combined.
5. When your porridge is in a bowl you can now add the dried berries and nuts. You can add anything you like to top your porridge, like fresh fruit, peanut butter and of course your honey!

Wasn't that simple?

I really hope you like this recipe. Why not try it out? I love this recipe because when I am revising or have a busy day ahead it slowly releases energy throughout the day! Perfect!

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Apologies To You All...

I am writing this so I can share my deepest apologies with you all. Throughout the days I haven't been blogging I have felt extremely bad, it was like I had abandoned you all! But the reason why I haven't been blogging over the last couple of days is because I had quite a big exam that I had to mainly devote all of my time for revision. The exam was on Friday, and it went really well :). After the exam I got a bit ill, I think mainly because of the relief of it being over and done with! I am still pretty ill now but I have got over the worst.

So like I said before, I am so sorry and my posts will be back to normal.
See you tomorrow.

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

What's New For Rimmel?

I love Rimmel Cosmetics, whether it is a new product, an old favorite or just a new collaboration I love to see what's new, because who doesn't like Rimmel? So I am going to be looking at some of the new releases that have hit the UK Drugstores.

Rimmel Eyes By Kate 
As many of you know Kate Moss has done many collaborations with Rimmel and this new line has just launched. It's named Rimmel eyes by Kate and in the new collection it has Rimmel Kate's Scandleyes  Rockin' Curves Mascara in four different shades including Emerald Green, Amethyst, Jet Black and Sapphire. Also in the line you can find a waterproof liner and a collection of Shadow Sticks including the shades Turquoise, Electric Sapphire, Rose Gold and Amethyst. From what I gather this collection is for he more daring people who like to 'dabble' in this area. But saying that I am going to be reviewing these shortly and I am going to try and create a couple of looks for the people like me who don't really like to experiment.  The Mascara is £7.50, eyeshadow stick £4.49 and the gel liner is £6.99.

Rita Ora Colour Rush Balm and 60 Second Nail Varnish 
Rimmel have been busy collaborating with everyone including Rita Ora. Rimmel have launched a new collection of 60 second nail Varnish inspired by Rita including some daring colours like Raw As Night and some pretty pastels like Breakfast in Bed. I love the new range because the shades have something for everyone. They retail at £3.69, I think that is a great price to pay for a good 'olde' nail polish. Also they have launched Rita Ora Colour Rush Balm which is a jumbo pencil for  your lips that apparently moisturises your lips and  has long lasting colour. It also has shades ranging from Violets and pinks, also something for everyone. These retail for £5.99.

So as I said Rimmel have been very busy with new releases everywhere, but we all should be greatful    And pleased! I will of course be reviewing these items and putting them to the test! I hoped you enjoyed this post!

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x


Friday, 16 May 2014

A Slight Addiction #5: The Vamps

Now this slight addiction isn't just a slight addiction. It's a huge addition that just will not stop! The Vamps. I first heard of The Vamps last Summer. I was watching daytime television when an interview with The Vamps came up on my television. At this point i had no idea who they were talking about but i carried on watching it and by the end of the interview a new place in my heart had been created.

Bradley Simpson (Lead Singer) Conner Ball, James Mcvey and Tristan Evans are the group members. They all met from there different YouTube channels and finally formed The Vamps.
There brand new album has just come out including some well known songs and some of there latest successes including: Last Night, Wild Heart and Can We Dance. Also you will hear some songs that you would have never heard of!

Me and my friends Lucy & Amelia always find each other humming, singing or dancing like maniacs down the hallways. Yes. We do have a slight addiction.  

The Vamps are a British Band with a lot going for them, but i think they have got it already! They are preforming at the Barclaycard British Summertime Festival at Hyde Park in London, it's on Sunday 6th of July and it's going to be a great day!
They are also preforming in The Isle of Wright Festival, The Brighton  Centre and many more venues, here is the link to ticket master (here). 

So that was some brief information about The Vamps, but be sure to listen! 

                                       
I hope you enjoyed!

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x
 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Sephora Wishlist

  


As many of you know Sephora is a major beauty retailer mainly in the states and in other parts of the world. But alas, their isn't a store in the U.K! But the good news is that they now ship to the U.K. So with that news I will happily create a wish list :)

One: Josie Maran Bear Naked Cleansing Wipes ($12.00) 
I have heard a lot about the Josie Maran cleansing line mainly from American YouTubers and I can't seem to find the line in the UK, so when I do eventually order from Sephora It will be a big order. The reason why I desperately want to try these is because it is a natural make up removing wipe that has a blend of aloe vera, chamomile, cucumber and vitamin E. They are biodegradable and are apparently very soft and luxurious.
Also they are in support of the natural resources defense council's Polar Bear SOS initiative. It said that a portion of of every package of Bear Naked Wipes sold will go to protect these endangered animals.
Josie Maran - Bear Naked Wipes

Two: Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit For Her ($15.00) 
Wow, when I first saw this I was so excited! A Minimergency kit that has everything (well, mostly everything!) that will help you out for almost any emergency. There is a collection of useful items, like a painkiller, deodorant towelette, hair spray, emery boards, mending kit, breath freshener, stain remover pad and many more useful items. In total there are seventeen items in this tiny bag that could be taken anywhere! I really, desperately need this in my life! Also the mini bag is so cute!     
                                                        Pinch Provisions - Minimergency® Kit For Her - Pink Candy Striper
Three: A Mini Glam Glow Youth Mud: ($19.00) 
I have heard so many people talk about GlamGlow, and if ordered it I think I would settle with a travel size mini. Apparently the Youth Mud is a ten minute professional quality mud mask. It leaves the skin radiantly glowing and it works with the body's natural moisturizing collagen to leave the skin smoother and exfoliated. It tightens your pores and provides a more youthful appearance. Now I don't think I need to have a more youthful appearance but I am all up for having smoother and brighter skin.
                                                     GLAMGLOW - YOUTHMUD™ TINGLEXFOLIATE TREATMENT
So that was my Sephora wishlist, hopefully I will be able to make a online order sometime and get a lot of products that we don't have in the UK. 

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

Monday, 12 May 2014

D.I.Y Monday: My Lunchbox

So for this D.I.Y Monday post I am going to be showing you what I take in my lunchbox for school. At first it sounds a bit weird, you always hear about room tours and kitchen tour but never a lunchbox tour! Well I guess it's a first for everything!
This might give you some inspiration for what to take to school, or you might be a bit nosey like me!

So here is my lunchbox, I love it because I think of it like it's me on a lunchbox. The story behind it is that when I brought it I was a keen biker. I would bike all around the countryside and at that point in time I use to pack myself a little snack and bike off! If you would like y lunchbox I will a link (here)

So enough of that! Lets get into the lunch! Firstly what I normally take with me is a sandwich. My sandwich normally contains cheddar cheese on my favourite bread, sunflower and pumpkin seed! It's so yummy!

Next I would take a piece of fruit, normally it would be a kiwi. I love kiwi's but I have experienced kiwi juice all over my skirt *disapproving glare* But I used to take a banana with me in my bag but I got wise to that when I opened my new bag to find a flattened banana that has been mushed! All over my books :(

I will always take a bottle of water with me because otherwise I will get really dizzy, but anyway you have to keep hydrated. I have just started drinking the Alpro Soya Chocolate Shake. I think they are yummy! I think they taste better than any other chocolate shake and they are great for lunches and traveling. Link (here)

For my snack I take a Nakd bar with me. These are my favourite snacks to bring with me because they come in a wide range of flavours and also what I love most about these bars is that they have hardy any ingredients, which you can understand! None of these mystery names which you can't pronounce! My favourite Nakd bar is the Gingerbread Bar! Link (Here)

Sometimes I take a pot of trail mix with me. I take it with me because I think that it slowly releases it's energy throughout the day but also it's a mix of different dried fruits and nuts that makes a change from the usual pot of almonds. (Even though a pot of almonds is good!)

So there is my usual lunch, if you want try some of these ideas out because it is a nice healthy lunch that I seriously enjoy!
See you on Wednesday for a new beauty post!
Have a great couple of days :)

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x



     

Friday, 9 May 2014

The Lazy Day Tag

I am creating a new series (yay!) Because if your like me you know what it feels like when you have to revise for exams, it stresses you out and basically some of time you need some time to relax or revision strategies etc... So what better way to help you through exam season than to make a new series? Some posts may be about revision strategies or a quick and easy study look or even ways to relax.

So we all get one of those lazy days, some more than others. Me? maybe once of twice a week! But all of us need time to relax and have fun. Even if your like me and have exams stacked up. We all need a break. So to start off the series why not answer the lazy day tag? Because like I said, we all need a break from revision.

Question One: What's Your Lazy Day Skincare Routine? 
When I do have a lazy day either if I am feeling extremely lazy for some reason or I need a break from revision I normally keep my skincare routine pretty basic. Now I know some of you are thinking "You need a routine!" But it's on the off chance that I will have a lazy day so why not strip down to the basics. I use my Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser and My Simple Moisturizer. Yeah, I know. Pretty basic. But don't worry I don't do that everyday!

What Is Your Lazy Day Make Up? 
If i'm not going out I will not wear make up. End of story! But If I have to make myself look presentable if I am going out to run errands. My make up must have for a lazy day is concealer. One of my favorites is a widely talked about concealer, The collection Lasting Perfection Concealer.  It's thick enough to cover that tired face of yours! But also a lipstick to attract the attention away from my tired face! 

What is your lazy day hairstyle? 
When I am home I quickly put it in a messy bun, but sometimes if it looks too 'wild' I will secure it with some hair pins. Like the make up if I am going out I will let my hair dry naturally and pin my fringe up. Nothing too extravagant! 

What's your lazy day outfit? 
At home it would have to be an oversized jumper and leggings (TMI I am wearing them now!) and if I have to go out some jeans and a collared shirt, not forgetting a lengthy cardigan! 

What's your lazy day scent? 
If I'm not going out of the house I tend not to wear any perfume but I will spray some body spray (Impulses vanilla scent is my favourite at the moment) but I do love my Body Shop Rose body Lotion. When your feeling lazy you have to smell sweet if you can! 

What's your lazy day pampering Product? 
Face masks! Who doesn't love a good old face mask? I love any fruit scented mask! Especially Lush Fresh Face masks! Brazened Honey! I love that face mask because it has been in the fridge, you apply it onto your face it's soothing and cold! 

Your Lazy Day Food/Snack? 
I prefer to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables when I feel lazy because they make me feel awake so I can get out of this lazy trance! I love making my own fruit salad with chopped apples, kiwi, peaches and banana! Yum! 

Lazy Day Drink? 
Following the same theme as my snack I love to blend some of the fruit and add a few other ingredients and make a smoothie! But of course I love my tea so my lazy day tea is Pukka's vanilla Chai. I love chai so much! 

So that was the lazy day tag! If you want to answer any of these questions please do! Why not?
Have a great weekend! 

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x           
  




      


 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

D.I.Y Monday #2: S.L.T Healthy Pizza

Before I start i just want to say that I am really sorry i didn't upload this on Monday. As most of you know I am suffering from sinusitis, yesterday night i had to go to bed quite early to try and help. This is the first deadline i have missed and i assure you it will not happen again.

As the first D.I.Y was successful i thought we should keep on the topic of food. Something that most people like to do is eat a slice of pizza, whether it be one slice or two, but wouldn't it be nice to have a mini 'pizza' to yourself? A personal pizza.
This recipe i am about to show you is an easy, quick and easy snack that is healthy, and you don't have to be a chef to figure this out!    

Mini Muffin Pizza

Base: 
One English Muffin or a sandwich thin
Two spoonfuls of pizza sauce

Toppings: 
Cheese: Grated cheddar/Mozzarella etc...
Sliced or diced tomatoes
(But the great thing about this recipe is that you can adapt this to your taste, you can add whatever you like to this mini muffin pizza!)

Method
This is a really easy method, all you do is cut your English muffin in half so you have two half's.
Spread the pizza sauce on and put your chosen toppings on, starting with the cheese, tomatoes etc...
Put the two half's on the grill in the oven or a baking tray and grill them (like grilled cheese) until they are golden.

See! I told you this was simple and quick! If i am revising i make this! A tasty healthy alternative to pizza!

I hoped you enjoyed this!

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

Friday, 2 May 2014

May Wishlist


May 2nd 2014 
Yay! It's May! And you know what that means, A May wishlist! Filled with products that I am in desperate need to try, tea's that i'm longing to drink, books, music, food and much more. I think there is only one thing to do, start.

So to start off my May wishlist there is a Benefit product that I really would like to purchase, It's called Lollitint. Lollitint is a lip and cheek stain that is a perfect orchid colour that would be perfect for Summer. I am already a big fan of the Benefit lip and cheek stains as I have the original Benetint. I think that they are a great investment because I purchased Benetint near Christmas and it's still going strong with more than half a bottle! Also you don't need to worry about it smudging as it is smudge proof, It lasts along time, The application is easy as well. Lollitint is currently priced at £24.50, I think that is a great price for a bottle of the tint. Benetint is one of my favorite lip products which I used so much in the Winter months, so why not have an orchid colour perfect for Summer?      

Next we have, of course, a tea. The brand this month which I really want to purchase and drink (state the obvious!) Is Twinings Chamomile & Honey tea (Price: £1.39). You can probably see a pattern with some of my posts but I prefer a tea that relaxes me and helps me get to sleep. I have developed a new love for Chamomile tea, the first time I tried it (This was two years ago) I wasn't such a big fan of it. I thought it was tasteless and plain. What was wrong with me? I think it's one of my favorite blends of tea. But recently I was shopping when I came across this tea, Chamomile (Yes!) and another love of mine, honey! I love honey! Honey on toast, on smoothies, baking etc... I really want to purchase this, and I will! I will most likely buy this on Saturday and report back!    

                                                     
I have mentioned Washed Out in my favorites a couple of months back and I said how much I love the two songs that interlink: Entrance and Paracosm. Now I am dying to purchase the album! I have listened to most of Washed Out songs but there are just a couple that I need to listen to! The first time I heard Entrance and Paracosm was at the end of December when I heard the songs being played on one of my favorite videos, Search The Horizon by Habitat. Some of you know that Habitat is a skateboarding company and they released Search The Horizon at the end of December and that's where my Love for Washed Out started. 
I recommend you listen to Washed Out, Calming, relaxing, amazing. 

                                                    
So there are just a couple of my May wishlist this month! I hope you enjoyed this post, a new D.I.Y Monday post will be up on Monday and mu April favorites post will be up next Friday! 

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Avobath From Lush

I said this on my last post but my camera is now coming back from repairs on Friday! I am so upset that I cannot upload any pictures yet! But they will all be uploaded on Friday! Rather than me not uploading I thought I would, just minus the images :( sorry x

Now this isn't a secret but I love Lush products. From bath bombs to shower jelly's, Fun to there incredible skincare line which I have reviewed previously. Lush is that type of brand that starts the trends and makes everyone follow. I never go out of Lush without a product *cough* *cough* *bag of products* to give a whirl, nine out of ten times I will always repurchase. But there was one product that really caught my eye when I was dashing frantically into Lush in London Liverpool Street Station as the train was just arriving, I was searching for a bath bomb in particular as I just wanted to relax when I got home from a busy day out with my family. "Twilight? No I've repurchased that one a lot, Dragons egg? My favorite of course! Think pink? Avobath? I've never took much notice of you before" I briefly smelt the bath bomb (as you do) and met my family and got on the train home (thankfully!)

By the time I had got home I was really really tired, tired of catching the tubes to Oxford Street, Convent Garden, Leicester square and standing for almost all the time. I felt like I needed a bath, not only to relax but to wash away the city from me. I found the Lush bag among the reminisce of some shopping bags and I got excited. I was a bit worried just because I had never tried Avobath, but like I said, I like nine out of ten items I purchase from Lush!

So as usual I ran my bath and plonked it in (of course! what else would I do?) And to my surprise it was a calming, relaxing bath bomb. Rather than the usual bath bombs I get they are normally a bit 'overpowering' but Avobath was subtle but still did me the world of good!
Now this is TMI (to much information) but I am suffering from sinusitis which means all of my sinuses are all blocked up, resulting in me not being able to smell or taste anything! But I found that Avobath slowly helped me to relax and help my sinuses go back to normal. Now I'm not saying this is a miracle worker as I am still suffering with sinusitis but the time I was in the bath it helped! The scent (that I could actually smell!) was avocados, but also a burst of lemongrass. Avocado and olive oil helps moisturise the skin, where the bergamot oil will help you get through the day (if you use it in the morning, it will give you a burst of energy!) There is a slight green shimmer that helps make the bath green and give your skin that extra boost! (Who would have thought?)
In Lush at the moment Avobath is £3.25. I think that is a superb price for a bath bomb, you could use it all in one go and get the full effect, or you could split it in half! It's up to you!
If you are near a Lush store I strongly recommend you getting one!

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

Monday, 28 April 2014

D.I.Y Monday #1: The S.L.T Breakfast Smootie

Before you read this I just want to explain that my camera is still in repairs but I will be able to collect it tommorow, once it is all working I will take some pictures of the process and quickly insert them into this post. Again I am sorry but they will be up shortly.

Yay! Finally I have created a D.I.Y post! As of my new timetable I will be posting a new D.I.Y post every Monday. So introducing the S.L.T series, your proberly thinking, "what does S.L.T stand for" Well that is the name for my new D.I.Y series, 'Smells Good, Looks Good, Tastes Good!' So to kick off of the series we have a breakfast smoothie I have been making every other morning! Starring oats, bananas, pumpkin seeds, milk and maple syrup you won't even need to turn on the stove to make that porridge. But of course you can adapt this recipe to what ever you like! Hungry? Let's get started!

Ingredients 
One cup of milk (of your preference)
One sachet of original porridge oats (you can buy these from any Supermarket)
One Tablespoon of Maple syrup
A half tablespoon of Pumpkin Seeds
A whole Banana
Ice cubes

Process 
Put all of the ingredients into your blender and you guessed it! Blend it up! Leave it blending for how ever long you want and enjoy! A quick simple heathy breakfast that smells good, looks good, tastes good! To make it look extra good use a straw and decorate your smoothie with almonds, bananas, extra maple syrup etc... And your set to go!

Have fun making this smoothie and I will see you next Friday for another D.I.Y post or on Wednesday for a new beauty post! See you soon!

P.S A clue for next Monday's D.I.Y post includes a quick and heathy alturnative to pizza!

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

Friday, 25 April 2014

A Slight Addiction #4




Well look at the time, it's the time for another slight addiction post. I have been addicted to many things this month but one product that I have been using nonstop is the Hoola bronzer from Benefit.

I'm not a bronzing type of girl, blush over bronzer any day for me. But there was a miniature of the Hoola bronzer from Benefit in my make up bag. One lazy (aka no make up day) I was testing out some products that I don't regularly use. I started testing the bronzer out on the back of my hand and I was a bit put off by the colour I saw on my hand but nevertheless I put some on my face and I blended it out with a kabuki brush and I was set!

I am a big fan of Benefit product and I was so pleased with the outcome of this bronzer, I think that it has the perfect shade that you can apply to almost any skin tone. It's perfect for Spring and Summer if your like me and your are pale or you just want to get the bronzed goddess look!
I have been using it every day this month! I love this bronzer, I think I might have been converted.

In the UK Hoola bronzer retails at £23.50 or you could just keep a look out for a trial size product. I will see you soon with another slight addiction post.

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

A Timetable At Last!

Hello Everyone!
I am sorry in advance as this is only going to be a short post, but saying that I have some great news! I have finally put together a timetable for my blog posts so you can always be updated with my recent blog posts.

I will now be blogging every two days:
 Monday: D.I.Y.S
Wednesday: Beauty
Friday: Lifestyle

I will also be vlogging as well throughout the week/weekend, I did have a vlog to upload when I traveled to London last Friday but alas, my camera has decided to break on me! Don't worry as soon as I get it back from repairs (the longest waiting time would be a week) I will upload it!

Again sorry this was such a short post but I just wanted to inform you about the new timetable!
See you soon!

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

Sunday, 20 April 2014

D.I.Y Blueberry Face Mask

When the weather is blue you need to fight back and give your skin the moisture it needs. A way to fight off your blues is pampering yourself with a facemask. Now what better way to fight the blues with something even more blue. Blueberries. Astonishingly blueberrys have a lot of hidden benefits like they are packed with vitamin C and D. They are one of many foods that have antioxidants in them. Why not enhance all of that goodness and use all of those benefits to your advantage by pampering yourself with a simple D.I.Y blueberry facemask.

All you will need is:
One/two tablespoons of honey
2/3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt 
A small handful of blueberries 
If you find that your face mask mixture is too thin in consitancy you should add a very small amount of flour which will make your facemask mixture thicker.

Now once you have mixed your ingredients together just get either a hand blender or what I did was used a fork and mashed the blueberries in the mixture until they have completely crushed. (Because we don't want whole blueberries on your face!) 

Now all that is left to do is to apply it to your skin and relax! It is really that simple, think about how it is inriching your skin with all of those natural ingredients.

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Beauty Scenario Tag

Lily Pebbles originally created this tag and posted it on YouTube, a couple of days ago one of her best friends Anna (aka Vivinana Does Make Up) also posted this tag on YouTube and she tagged anyone to respond to the tag and create their own. So I thought, why don't I give it a whirl myself!

1. You have to get rid of all of your foundations but you can only keep one drugstore and one high-end foundation, what do you pick?
Well I don't think that this is that difficult for me, if I had to pick a drugstore foundation I would pick Rimmel True Match. I love this foundation so much because it's medium coverage and great for any day. (And also it has a pump!) For the highend foundation I would easily pick a new favourite of mine, Benefit''s The Big Easy, technically it's a tinted moisturiser, but I think it counts.

2. You go to a job interview and the lady that is interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. do you approach the subject or ignore it completely? 
Oh, this is a big problem. I would hate it if I had lipstick on my teeth and nobody told me, but if she was an 'easy going' lady I would say to her in a polite way. But if she was a stern lady I think I would steer well clear of suggesting anything about lipstick.

3. Your not feeling yourself and you need a pick me up lipstick, which one do you go for? 
When I'm not feeling myself I always go for a light pastel pink lipstick, especially MAC's Rose Lily lipstick. When ever I'm feeling down or not myself I always reach for this lipstick. Sheer and pastel pink, happy days.

4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair and make up differently? 
I thought that I would have to think for along time about this question, but It just came to me in a 'flash' I always regretted not doing anything with my hair for about a year, I would always brush it in the morning and leave it. My mum would always say "why don't you style your hair differently?" And my answer for everything would be "It's fine how it is!" And mum is always right! I don't think I would change my make up because it was very natural and that is how my make up is now.

5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut but they hear wrong and give you a pixie cut. Do you A) Smile, say thank you, leave and call your mum and cry hysterical. B) Cry in the chair and things get awkward or C) Complain to the manager and demand a refund? 
I have been growing my hair for such a long time (no pun intended!) and I would love it to be even longer but I'm not confident person in some social situations so I couldn't complain I would opt for A and be polite and say thank you and call up my mum and cry hysterical!

6. Your friend surprises you with a four day city break and you have one hour to pack. Which 'do it all' palette do you pack? 
Oh, this is proving a problem for me. I would be frantically chucking random items in my bag.  I would most likely be packing ten lip products. A 'do it all' palette I have been using recently has been my Revlon Colourstay sixteen hour eye palette. An easy, affordable palette that can be used for any occasion.

7. Your house has been robbed. Don't worry everyone is safe but your beauty stash has been raided. What's the one product you really hope that's safe? 
As long as everyone's safe I don't mind, that's the main thing. But I would be really upset if my Dior five colour eye shadow palette had been stolen. It's small and compact and I take it everywhere with me, I don't think you can buy it anymore?

8. Your friend borrows your make up and returns it in a awful condition, do you A) just pretend you haven't noticed B) ask them to repurchase it or C) secretly do the same to something of theirs? 
I would opt for A, I trust my friends with anything of mine, including make up. I would never secretly wreck someone else's make up, it's just as bad and you won't be solving anything!

I hoped you enjoyed this tag, why not give it a whirl yourself?

Thanks x

Bethany Howe x