Sunday, 31 January 2016

January Beauty Faves 2016! x

Hey lovelies, how you doin? *smirks like Joey from Friends*;)
Sorry for being inactive on both my blog & Instagram the past week, I haven't been 100% well but I'm all better now so there's no excuse what.so.ever, time for me to get back on track...
Considering I haven't done a favourites post in ages and I've been loving a lot of things in this past month of January, I thought I would share them with you and tell you about all the little things that have been making me happy this month...


Since I've got a bit of a routine going with my skin at the moment I have been sticking to the same concealer, foundation, powder, etc just to be safe from any breakouts so I haven't any new faves there but I have been lovinggg Benefits What's Up Highlighter! It's a soft-focus golden higligter that I apply just at the top of my cheekbones and blend out with my Real Techniques Duo Fiber face  brush and woah. That highlighter POPS. The only downside to this is mine is a mini/travel size that I recieved from the Benefit 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calender so I think I may have to repurchase this before the summer, woops:)



My next two products have been used every day this month and I'm pretty sure it will continue for the next couple of weeks before I decide I need to start obsessing over some new lip products. These are the Loreal Color Riche lipstick in Doutzen's Nude (a girly pink colour) and Soap&Glorys Sexy Mother Pucker lipgloss in Rose and Shine (an equally girly colour). To any tomboy, these two baby pinks together might make you want to hurl, but for me, it makes THE perfect every day lip combo. Together these two products aren't sticky or tacky and the colour isn't so much of a bright barbie pink, but a delicate nude pink (if that makes any sense whatsoever. As you can tell, I'm not very good at describing colours).  
Now for the eyes. I'm not entirely sure why but this month I've really gotten into my eyeshadows and I'm kind of loving it, not gonna lie. My go to palette has been the Makeup Revolution Ultra Eyeshadow Palette. This has 32 flawless eyeshadows that are immensely pigmented and vary between beautiful matts and shimmers. It has the golds, the pinky nudes, the dark browns. If (like me) you tend to go head-over-heels for those warm toned colours, this palette is right up your street! Aswell as this, I picked up two of the Kiko Cream Crush lasting Colour Eyeshadows in 05 and 09. These are supposed to be cream eyeshadows but I find that the formulae is more wet and blendable, making them more towards the gel side? It might just be me, but neverheless, these beat the Maybelline 24 Hour Tattoos by a mile. I'm not entirely sure why, but I prefer these so much more and the colour range is stunning, with the two that I picked up being champagney gold & light copper toned, I think it's fair to say I've fallen in love.





 Lastly, I grabbed the last Soap&Glory Thick and Fast Mascara in boots, after hearing so many of my friends rave about it, and I can now officially confirm that this mascara is a game changer. It has a fibre wand (which I'm normally not a fan of) but this one somehow lifts my lashes aswell as curling, lengthening and volumizing them. Yep, I know what your thinking..how? Well, I'm not entirely sure what witchcraft Soap&Glory have done, but my lashes are thankful for it! 
As I've been ranting on for quite some time now, I'd like to finish off with my 3 random favourites which are:
1. Zoellas Wonderhand Hand Cream 
2. Victorio & Lucchino No2 Perfume/Room Spritz
3. Alessia Cara

This month has flown by so quickly and all three of the above have been greatly used, what with all the pampering, spritzing and dancing around my room to Here. Alessia Cara, you are a genius with an amazing voice, thanks for making getting ready in the mornings that slight bit more bearable<3




Sorry this was quite a long one guys but I thought a chatty post was needed since my absence last week. Stay beautiful.

Megs x


Sunday, 17 January 2016

Bath and Body Skincare Haul: Soap&Glory, Zoella & More!

Hey everybody! Today I'm coming at you with no other than my first Bath&Body Skincare Haul! This post isn't to brag or show off, I just thought you guys would like to see the things I've accumilated over the past few months as there are some pretty lush smelling things in my little Hamper of Heaven...

 

I'm going to start  with my Soap&Glory products just because they smell A M A Z I N G and I'm kind of in love with them:) *cries because you can't get S&G in Spain*

 So first thing are my full sized products. I have The Scrub of Your Life (body scrub), Clean On Me (shower gel), Peach and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk (facial cleanser), Heel Genius (foot cream) and then my minis: Clean On Me (shower gel), The Daily Smooth (body butter), The Righteous Butter (body butter), Smoothie Star (body butter), Sugar Crush (body butter) and Flake Away (body polish). After using these products continously for the past 4 weeks I think it's safe to say that I'm. In. Love. They smell amazing, the packaging is adorable and the product itself is to die for. My two favourite things I've found are Scrub Of My Life and Peach and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk. The Scrub Of My Life is honestly the best scrub I have ever used and you only need a small squirt to cover your entire body, leaving it feeling soft and exfoliated after. And for the cleanser? I might actually prefer it to my Liz Earle Cleanse And Polish. Yes. It's that good. It smells like a peach cocktail you'd find in a beach hut on holiday and it gives my skin a really nice glow! The cleanser itself dissolves makeup instantly, making it melt away with one quick swipe of a flannel and it doesn't irritate my skin in any way, which is amazing seeing as my skin is so sensitive! On top of all that, it leaves your face super soft and smelling like a dream. Who wouldn't want that? Don't get me wrong, the Liz Earle Cleanser will forever be on my bathroom shelve but this new Soap&Glory Cleanser has definitely made a breakthrough in my skin regime. 

 

Aswell as my S&G products I have some Zoella and Just Pink stuff too....           Some new products of mine have been the shower/bath soak (Soak Opra) and body lotion (Creamy Madly Dreamy) from Zoellas original beauty rage and BOY DO THESE SMELL GOOD. I haven't used these as of yet but just from popping the lid open and taking a sniff, I can't wait to open them, the temptation levels are high!

Next are my Just Pink Range from Next. The set comes with an In Shower Moisturiser, two Body Washes, a Scrub and some Body Lotion which are all enriched with Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil. The packaging is super cute with it's rose gold lids and labels, aswell as the scent of the products which give off a really relaxing, feminine, almost floral scent which would be perfect in a bath overflowing with bubbles! Again, I haven't properly tried theses products out yet but I will update you as soon as I do..

I hope you have enjoyed my little rant about my newest loves this week. Have you tried any of these prodcuts? How did you find them? Leave a comment below<3

Also, don't forget to check out my little scrapbook on Instagram for more pictures, @wellandtrulyspanglishx 

Megs x


 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

How To Start Your Year Right x

Hello everybody! 
How have you been since New Year? I had planned to do a 2015 Beauty Favourites but in the rush and excitement of New Years and planning out each and every blogpost, I came completely unaware of the fact that I haven't sat down and chatted to you guys in what feels like forever. So, that's what brings me to this present moment, where I have THE cosiest & most snuggliest socks on from Oysho with a Black Vanilla scented candle burning from Zara.
Last year has come and gone far too quickly. There were highs and lows but looking back now I wouldn't of changed a thing, and that's what I want my 2016 to be like. Fill it with memories, friendships and keepsakes to cherish, and this time next year when you look back on it, you'll find something much like a book, with all your memories locked safely inside the pages.
To start 2016 off, I'm focusing on a few certain things to help me get back on track.
 First thing is fitness. This isn't really anything more than my dance. Dance to me is my life, I've been doing it ever since I could walk and haven't stopped since. I don't know why, but dancing gives me a sense of rhythm. It makes me feel relaxed. Is that just me? But I'm going to try extra hard this year and push myself to the very furthest point. If you never try and see what you can do, your never going to accomplish anything<3
The next thing is school. This year is a big year for me, as I mentioned in my last post, and I'm diving into it headfirst. So what if I fail an exam? I've got a whole year infront of me to make things right. 
What are you going to do to start your new year off on a high? What about re- organising your room? Or de-cluttering your makeup? 
I hope you've all had a good weekend and a happy Monday back tomorrow! 
I'll see you next week with some sneaky favourites....

Megs x

Sunday, 3 January 2016

New Years Resolutions & Getting Soppy x

As I'm writing this I'm currently snuggling down on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn bigger than my head, ready for a relaxed New Years! How quick has this year gone?! It seems like yesterday that I was celebrating the start of 2015 down the beach with my friends, pulling party poppers galore!
As we all know, with New Years come the dreaded New Years Resolutions which nobody can ever stick to but this year I'm going to do it a little different. 
My three Resolutions for 2016 are: 
Beleive in myself. As we start the new year I'm beginning my GCSE courses (as I'm sure many of you guys are too) and it's normal for us all to be a tad nervous, I mean who wouldn't be? But at the end of the day these exams are only what you make them. It can be a major opportunity for you to show to everyone what your made of OR it can be a chance to learn from your mistakes. You shouldn't think of your exams as an opportunity to fail, think of them as a challenge to overcome. Following this, I'm sure you'll smash it:) 
Friendships. The past year has brought ALOT of surprises when it comes to friendships. There's been good memories, tears and at one point finding a friend I knew I could trust was like finding a needle in a haystack but now, after all that, I have 5 girls I know will be there for me through thick and thin and that's all that matters. Don't pick quantity over quality. 1 true friend is so much better than 100 fake ones. 
Skin. From reading my previous posts, I'm sure it's no surprise to you that my skin is far from perfect. Butttt over Christmas my skin has had so many breakouts I could make a tally chart and I haven't exactly been helping it what with all the Terry's Chocolate Orange:) So, I'm making a pact to myself that I'm going to start looking after my skin properly, even if that means doing my whole nightly regime at 3am when all I want to do is collapse into bed. Nope. I'm not gonna let my bed get the better of me, no matter how comfy. If your having the same problems as me don't hesitate to leave a comment on how your getting on and staying motivated! 
What are your three New Years Resolutions and what are you going to do to make sure you stick with them? 

I also want to say a MAHUSSIVE thankyou to each and every one of you that have stuck with me and read my blog from the beginning and to the ones that have only recently joined. It honestly means so so much. As I haven't been posting much these past few weeks, the amount of page views I am getting has dropped considerably. Do you think we can get it to 1500 views again?! Challenges aside I'm seriously so grateful for every one of you of you that has taken the time to read my blog. It's just me and my little laptop, yet so many of you seem to like my posts! I'm also very pleased to say I got myself a spanking new planner for 2016 so I will never miss another week of posting! Also, for a daily pictures and updates follow @Wellandtrulyspanglishx on Instagram, let's see if we can get it to 100 followers! 
Bring on 2016 and all the future blogposts that come with it<3 




Megs x