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

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