Monday, 19 August 2013

25 questions about me

25 questions about me | Tag

When I started this blog, I threw myself straight into the deep end with reviews, buys and make-up routines so I didn't do anything to introduce myself to you, therefore today i'm going to tell you a little more about me!

My names Heather Plow, i'm 15 and I live in a small town in Wales. I'm in year 11 or high school as some of you may know it. I love all things to do with beauty and fashion but I also love performing arts. Recently my performing arts school won the title of best show choir 2013 in the Llangollen international eisteddfod which is pretty cool if I don't say so myself. To tell you a bit more about me, I've decided to do the 25 questions tag so here are my answers.

1. Do you have any pets? Yes, I have 2 dogs called Monty and Butch.
2. Name 3 things that are physically close to you. My phone, nail polish remover and my laptop.
3. Whats the weather like right now? Slightly chilly but not too cold.
4. Do you drive? If yes, have you crashed? Nope, i'm only 15 haha!
5. What time did you wake up this morning? About half 11, it's the summer holidays in the UK and i'm super lazy, sorry not sorry!
6. When did you last shower? This morning before I got dressed.
7. What was the last film you watched? I went to watch the conjuring the other day, I thought I was going to die.. no joke.
8. What does your last text message say? received: 'Love you too, don't reply cos I'm in Greece, I'll get you something okkk! speak when i'm back, lyyy xxxx'
9. Whats your ringtone? One of the iPhone presets because I can't be bothered to change it, like I said, i'm super lazy!
10. Have you ever been to a different country? I've been to France a few times, America once, Spain a couple times, Ibiza and the Spanish Isles.
11. Do you like sushi? Where i'm from, you can buy sushi with cooked meat instead of fish so I like that but not real sushi.
12. Where do you buy groceries? Asda, Tesco, Morrisons anywhere really.
13. Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster? No, as I may have mentioned earlier, i'm super, super lazy so I have problems falling asleep.
14. How many siblings do you have? 4, 3 brothers and a sister.
15. Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop? We have a family desktop computer and a laptop each.
16. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 16 woop woop!
17. Do you wear contacts or glasses? Neither of them.
18. Do you colour your hair? I ombre it now but I used to colour it red.
19. What are you planning to do today? Go shopping and spend more money than I have!
20. When was the last time you cried? The other day because I managed to slam my knee against a radiator and now I have one mighty bruise.
21. What is your perfect pizza topping? Meat feast and sweetcorn, I looooove me some meat feast haha!
22. Do you prefer hamburgers or cheeseburgers? Cheeseburgers, mmmmm i'm so hungry now:(
23. Have you ever had an all-nighter? A couple, mainly at parties and things.
24. What is your eye colour? Green.
25. Coke or Pepsi? I can't tell the difference so what ever is there.

Well thank you guys for reading, I hope you enjoyed it and if you did be sure to follow to keep up to date on my new posts coming soon. Sorry about posting twice in one day, I didn't post yesterday so felt like I needed to make up for it. Don't forget to comment any requests or if there are any products you would like me review let me know! Also let me know if this inspired you to do you own 25 questions tag.
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Skincare Musts

My skincare essentials.

Now, my skin has it's good and bad days but over all it's not too bad, so I thought today I would write a post on my favourite skincare products at the moment that really work for my skin and hopefully for yours too. I don't use any high-end products on a day to day basis, only if i'm having a really bad couple of days, so everything here is very much affordable for everyone but still works really, really well!

1. The first thing is a little bit boring but I really love them, Cotton wool pads. You're probably all thinking, there's nothing special about cotton wool pads but these are amazing. They're cheap from asda or wall-mart as Americans know it and they're about twice the size of normal cotton wool pads which means you only go through half as many which is always good!

2. The second thing is Clean & Clear deep action cream wash. I LIVE by this cream, it is sooooo good for anyone who suffers with really bad blemishes or blackheads or even anyone who just want to keep them away. My skin used to be really bad so I started using this and I instantly saw a difference. I'll do a full review of this another time or i'll end up just rambling on and on, haha! I apply this with the cotton wool pads.

3. The next thing is moisturiser. You can use any moisturiser that works for you, at the moment i'm using the Nivea Q10 plus day cream. I find that this makes my skin feel lovely and smooth so I've really been loving it. Another moisturiser I would recommend is the L'Oreal Revitalift which works just as well.

4. The last thing I don't do everyday but I try to do about 2 to 3 times a week to make sure my skin stays nice and smooth, face masks. My favourite face masks are the Montagne Jeunesse ones specifically the chocolate masque. It's so nice and refreshing and you can tell it's doing your skin the world of good.

So those are my all-time favourite skincare products. I hope this has helped some of you pick out some good products and thank you for reading! Make sure you follow for more posts on beauty fashion and lifestyle.
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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Today's new buys

Today's new buys

Today I decided to pop into town and obviously I found some things I just couldn't leave behind. Most of these things have had very good reviews and so I decided to try them out for myself. So without further ado, here are today's new buys!

The first thing I did was go into House of Fraser. If you don't know what that is it's basically just a big store where they sell all different brands of make-up, clothing and home ware and it's so lovely in there. Everyone is so helpful and so friendly to talk to. While I was in there I took a look at the Clinique stand and saw their anti-blemish liquid foundation. Now, at the moment my skin isn't too good but I don't feel confident enough to not wear any make-up so when I saw this I thought I NEED TO HAVE IT haha! It was £24 which is quite expensive for a foundation but it's supposed to clear and prevent blemishes so I thought I would give it a try and tell you guys what I thought about it!

Then I went into superdrug which is just your average drug store. In there I saw that Revlon were having a 2 for £10 offer an all lip, nail and mascara products and so I picked up 2 of the Revlon lip butters (which I've been hearing such great things about) in the 2 most popular colours 015- tutti frutti and 053- sorbet. So far I've only tried tutti frutti but I already love it! It's so moisturising and such a lovely colour! I'll write another blog post on what I think if it in the long term soon. Whilst I was in there, I also saw that BarryM were having a 2 for £6 on their nail polishes I decided to buy 2 more of their Gelly Hi-shine nail paints in the colours blueberry and papaya. I then went over to the sleek stand and bought a new blush because mine had run out. I picked one up in the colour pomegranate because I hadn't tried that one before and was feeling rather adventurous! Then, I picked up my favourite bronzer, Bourjois chocolate bronzer and left deciding that I had probably bought more than I needed!

I'll write more blog posts reviewing these products for you and If you'd like to know how I get on with them be sure to follow me on here and also my instagram and twitter (my links are on the page 'come say hi'). Thank you for reading and if there are any posts you would like me do make sure to comment them blow!
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Friday, 16 August 2013

My everyday make-up look

My Everyday make-up look.

This is my everyday make-up look which I do for school and on days when I don't really need a lot of make-up. In this blog post i'll take you through all the products I use, how much they are and review them for you. So let's go!

1. Moisturizer- £11.99 L'Oreal Revitalift- obviously I know I don't need an anti-wrinkle cream just yet, as i'm only 15, but it's a really good moisturizer, sinks in almost instantly and makes your skin so smooth. For it's price I think it's really good and would definitely recommend it.

2. Foundation- £6.99 Rimmel Lasting finish 25 hour- This is perfect for summer as it gives a good coverage but not a really heavy one. It also does what it says, stays on for 25 hours (maybe not that long, but it definitely stays put all day!). It's definitely a bargain as well, for only £7 it's really good and would again highly recommend this!

3. Bronzer- £6.99 Bourjois chocolate bronzer- I love this bronzer and have been buying it for so long now. I can't find a bronzer I like better than this (if you know of one make sure to comment bellow telling me!) and for it's price I don't think I will. It stays on so well and you don't need a large amount for it to show. Definitely another product I would recommend.

4. Eyebrows- £2.99 Rimmel eyebrow pencil- On a day were i'm rushing to get out of the door or just a normal school day, I really can't be bothered to fill in my eyebrows properly with an eye shadow and brush so I just use this pencil to quickly draw them on. It's not brilliant but for the price it's alright. I'm not going to recommend this because when i'm actually doing my make-up I will fill them in properly.

5. Mascara- £6.99 Rimmel scandaleyes lycra flex (I've just noticed I use a lot of rimmel products haha!)- I really, really like this. I think it gives your eyelashes really good length and volume which is what I want in a mascara. If you put on 2 coats then you get a lot of volume which is perfect for a night out look. I would suggest this to anyone who is either looking for an everyday mascara or a mascara that gives you a bit more volume.

So that is every product I use on a day to day basis! I hope this helped you pick some good products for a basic everyday make-up look. If you have any suggestion for products that you think are just as good or even better you'd like me to try out for you be sure to comment! Also, make sure to follow for more beauty and other kinds of posts! If you would like a tutorial of this look on youtube also, be sure to comment down bellow.
Thank you for reading, love you lots