Joan Collins First Base Foundation | Beauty

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I am not one to usually try a new foundation unless there’s a massive hype about it, a have a back up of one I love in my makeup bag just in case I hate it and if it doesn’t cost too much money.

I have my favourite high street and high end foundations and I’m happy with them, I’m just too scared to go out and try new ones. I don’t like wasting money. But when I got the chance to try out the Joan Collins First Base Foundation* £25 I was intrigued.

I’ve tried some things from the Joan Collins range before mainly the skincare kind of things with her body scrub and liked them so I was interested to see how the makeup side of the collection was especially since this foundation has Anti-ageing ingredients. Now I’m not going to lie when I say for £25 I wouldn’t of bought this myself since I’ve seen barely any reviews on it and haven’t heard much about the brand.

But that could just be to do with the fact as I said before I’m really fussy with foundations and I’m actually pretty cheap, like I hate spending even a tenner for a foundation.

I actually love the packaging that this comes in and the fact it has a pump. I got the shade Warm Medium which is a little bit too dark for me, I’d say it’s just one shade darker from the perfect shade but with a little bit of powder on top it looks fine, it’s not completely noticeable. Another thing that I have noticed is that there isn’t really a wide shade range with there only being 8 shades and the darkest not being very dark.

The foundation itself is very wet, I can understand that with the fact it’s a liquid foundation but you can actually feel the wetness on your face which I’m not much of a fan of. It gives I would say a medium – light coverage, it does say online that it is easily build-able but I don’t think that’s the case since the more I applied the cake-ier it felt and it was very wet.

After applying a clear powder on top of the Joan Collins foundation it felt fine on my face and I actually really do like the finish, I’ve been wearing it all day and surprisingly it doesn’t feel heavy or caked on like it seemed like it would do. I think the powder was the thing that I needed.

It is quite a natural looking foundation and one that I will be reaching for now it’s getting warmer, hopefully I’ll get a little bit of a tan so this can be the perfect match for me, but I don’t think I would actually purchase this again for the price tag.

Glasses With Glassesshop.com | Fashion

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This isn’t going to be the first time I’ve written a post about glasses on this little ole blog of mine, I first wrote about how new glasses can change your life in 2015 and looking back on it I wish I named it something different.

I’ve also worked with Glassesshop.com here where I reviewed a pair of their glasses online and I’ve been lucky enough to work with them again on another pair of eyeglasses.

I just love getting new glasses theres something about receiving new glasses frames that can really change up your look and even make you look different. I’m not going to lie when I say ever since I got my glasses the first time with Glassesshop I’ve been living in them every day, they are my go to pair of glasses now.

So I was really excited to be able to get another pair of glasses online, this time I picked out the Wind Aviator in Tortoise* which is a beautiful pair of prescription glasses with a gold bridge on the nose and a extra gold bridge a little bit higher up making them a little bit different.

As I like with my glasses they are pretty big frames which really suit my face shape since my face is a bit of a moon head on the best of days, ask any of my friends and they will agree. They sit nicely on the face and they’re really comfortable to wear too which is so important.

The box that they came in is actually nicer and better than the one I got the first time since this one is a nice grey box with the logo on and it is magnetic I believe.

A funny story (well it’s not really funny it’s just a story) is that when I went to London wearing these glasses a lovely lady actually stopped me and asked me where I got these glasses from and she took down the name and took a photo of them with the box to make sure she got the right ones.

You can also get 50% off with the code GSHOT50.

Makeup Revolution Strobe Highlighter | Beauty

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My favourite part of my makeup routine has to be applying my highlighter, I know there’s loads of people that says you can easily go over the top with it and look awful, but not me.

Give me all the highlighter, make me shine and sparkle like a disco ball that you’ll be able to see from space. With my love for highlighters it means I’m constantly buying and trying new ones to find one that makes me shimmer.

This Makeup Revolution Strobe highlighter in Flash is amazing especially for the fact it’s only £3 it’s a right ole bargain.

Flash highlighter is basically a white pearl shade which has a bit of a holographic effect I think when used which I think is the mixture of the strobing and highlighter effect.

The texture of this is completely soft to the touch and on the skin and it’s silky and easy to apply. When applied it looks so much more expensive than it actually is, it actually reminds me quite a lot of my Becca highlighter that I have which is £30 more expensive than this one by Makeup Revolution.

Fair enough the packaging of this is pretty basic and bog standard with the black and clear plastic with the logo printed on the case but it doesn’t need to be anything fancy or anything because lets face it for £3 you can’t expect to get high end packaging.

I absolutely love this highlighter for the price of it and think it gives off a amazing highlight, like I’m actually shocked at the price because of how much I love it and makes me shine bright like a diamond.

Why I Love Living On My Own | Lifestyle

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I think there’s a difference to moving out on your own with someone else/in a house share and stuff to moving out completely on your own. Since when you move out with someone or go into a house share there’s still people there, where as if you move out completely on your own, into your own little place its just you.

I’ve always known I wouldn’t be able to cope living with someone who wasn’t a partner or in a house share, I just love having my own space too much. I understand that you can still have that not being completely on your own because you would still have your own room and space to call your own.

I just like having my whole one bedroom flat to me, myself and I – apart from on the weekends when my boyfriend usually visits and stays, but then I like sharing it with him.

I know so many people that say that they would get bored living on their own, it would drive them insane and they would just hate it. I think the key is the fact I love spending time with myself and people annoy and irritate me easily. I know as a fact that I’m quite petty so if the water run out, a room was a mess, there was dishes left that wasn’t mine and if people was over that I wasn’t aware of I’d go a little bit crazy.

I just love the freedom I have now, I can do anything I want and I don’t have to worry about anyone judging me or stuff like that. As I said before I believe living with partners is different to friends/strangers.

Obviously there’s some perks to living with someone such as paying half for all the bills and stuff but I just love being on my own too much, like some days I just can’t wait to come home and spend time on my own. Is that sad?

Some Of The Best Places For Donuts In Barcelona | Travel

I love donuts okay? Like seriously love them.

In work if we have mini donuts we’ll see how many I can fit in my mouth I love them that much, oh and because it’s a fun game. So far it’s 6 I believe.

There’s just something about them that I’ve been obsessed with ever since I was a little girl but I don’t like filled ones, I absolutely despise them and if I could I’d probably ban them. I don’t know why but they just sicken me. Could be because I have horrid flashbacks to anything involving jam and just hate custard with a passion. Don’t ask.

So obviously when I see people on my Instagram uploading all theseyummy looking donuts and any food lets be honest, I search where they’re from and dream about the day I get to go there. That’s why when I went to Barcelona I had a list as long as my arm with all the foodie places i wanted to go to with half of them being places that sold donuts.

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Gopal

This was the first donut that I saw in Barcelona it was when I was obsessed with everything vegan and was trying to find any sweet good that didn’t contain dairy (allergies suck.) It just looked so good and I knew I needed to try it and even to this day it’s probably one of the best donuts I’ve ever had, it’s so light and fluffy with the dairy free chocolate coating it makes it taste magical. Plus it’s massive and I mean massive – I think it’s probably bigger than my head.

UPDATE; Okay so apparently this place has now been closed permanently.

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Satans Coffee House

Did I come here for the donuts? No, I came here simply for the name and the breakfast menu seemed absolutely amazing. There will be a full post about that one day.

I couldn’t help myself when ordering I saw that they had donuts and asked for one and oh my days was I glad I did. It was so sweet, on the verge of being sickly sweet but in a good way and it was the perfect size. Smaller than the Vegan donut but not too small that you’re wishing you had more.

It was coated in something and I can’t remember what but it was so good and I’m pretty sure it was topped with shredded coconut, which if you know me I’m obsessed with coconuts especially in a pancake.

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BOLDU

These little guys was a hassle, mainly because I wasn’t hungry what so ever, was tired, mardy, had too much sun and only wanted to buy them for the Instagram shot. That’s right these little guys was not bought because of my love for donuts but for my Insta.

I’m so glad that I actually ended up buying them thought because not only are they super cute and made my Insta look fab, they tasted delicious. You can even buy these filled which wasn’t for me but was for the person I was there with, they’re not as pretty filled FYI, the filled ones are not an Insta worthy shot.