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

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

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!)

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