Friday, 23 June 2017

50 Questions You've Never Been Asked Tag...

Earlier on this week I was tagged by the lovely Zoe to do the 50 Questions You've Never Been Asked Tag. I'm not sure if this is a new tag or not but I've only just started seeing it and it's one I've never been asked to do before so I'm excited about it. I personally love reading peoples answers to questions like this so I hope you like mine!
1. What's your favourite candle scent?
There are so many that I love, this is so difficult. I love the Yankee Candle Summer Peach one but at the minute I'm obsessed with the Marks and Spencers Sweet Apple one. I don't think I can pick between the two.

2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?
I really struggled with this but I'm thinking Louise Pentland (Sprinkle Of Glitter) she's down to earth, loves supermarkets and I just think she seems like a lovely person.

3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother?
Ant and Dec because I just love them (Ant especially, he seems like the nicest man) or Jamie Oliver because he can cook.

4. How old do you think you'll be when you get married?
22 or 23 hopefully.

5. Do you know a hoarder?
I don't think so, though I could probably be called one. I have a lot of stuff.

6. Can you do the splits?
No and I don't think I've ever been able to!

7. How old were you when you first learned to ride a bike?
I can remember actually learning to ride a bike but I have no idea how old I was, I can't even guess.

8. How many oceans have you swam in?
I have no idea, maybe 1 or 2? 

9. How many countries have you visited?
I'm thinking maybe 6 or 7 as I did go abroad quite a few times when I was younger.

10. Is anyone in your family in the army?
Not anymore but my dad was when I was a baby.

11. What would you name your daughter if you had one?
I really worry if I say people I know will use them before me but one of my favourites at the moment is Honey.

12. What would you name your son if you had one?
I genuinely want like 4 or 5 kids so I've got loads of names for both boys and girls but my favourite boys names are Harry and Oliver.

13. What's the worst grade you've got in a test?
I think probably a D, and that was probably in Maths or Science because I seriously struggled with those. 

14. What was your favourite TV show as a kid?
There were so many! When I was like 10 or around that age I used to love Drake and Josh, and shows like that on Nickelodeon and Disney channel.

15. What did you dress up as for Halloween when you were 8?
I didn't do much for halloween when I was younger but it would have probably been a witch or something like that.

16. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?
I've read the twilight series, I was obsessed with the books and films when I was about 14. As much as I love Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, I don't think I'd enjoy the books.

17. Would you rather have an American accent or a British one?
I think british.

18. Did your mother go to university?
I don't think so? Is it bad that I don't know.

19. Are your grandparents still married?

20. Have you ever taken karate lessons?

21. Do you know who Kermit the frog is?

22. What was the first amusement park you went to/
There was one called American Adventure I think that I went to when I was younger, that was probably the first one as I don't think I went to Alton Towers til I was much older.

23. What language beside your native language would you like to be fluent in?

24. Do you spell the colour Grey or Gray?

25. Is your father bald?

26. Do you know any triplets?

27. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?
The Notebook. I've never really got the Titanic hype to be honest.

28. Have you ever had Indian food?
Yes and it's one of my favourites!

29. What's the name of your favourite restaurant?
Frankie and Bennys is one I always go back to so probably that.

30. Have you ever been to Nandos?
Yes but not for a long time.

31. Do you belong to any warehouse stores? (Costco, Bookers ect)

32. What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?
I don't know, I'm sure they had a few options for girls names but I can't remember if I was ever told what I'd be called if I'd been a boy.

33. If you have a nickname what is it?

34. Who's your favourite person in the world?
George but I doubt that comes as a surprise to anyone.

35. Would you rather live in the countryside or the city?
The city, but just on the outside if possible, so its easier to get into the city when I want too but not have to deal with it being super busy and loud near my home.

36. Can you whistle?
No I've never been able to.

37. Do you sleep with a nightlight?

38. Do you eat breakfast every morning?
I try to but more often than not, no.

There is no 39th question.

40. What medical conditions do you have?

41. Have many times have you been to hospital?
Not many I don't think.

42. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?

43. Where do you buy your jeans?
New Look or Asos

44. What's the last compliment you got?
I honestly don't know, probably something from George.

45. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?

46. What flavour tea do you enjoy?
I love normal tea with a bit of sugar and milk, but I'm really into green tea and fruity ones now aswell.

47. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own?
I'm gonna say around 7 different pairs but I tend to wear the same few all the time

48. What religion will you raise your children to practice?
I'm not really religious so they will be free to make up their own mind

49. How old were you when you found out Santa wasn't real?
I'm not sure but I remember guessing quite early on he wasn't real

50. Why do you have a blog?
Because a few years ago I had no idea what to do with my time while I was looking for work and it just seemed like a fun thing to do for a while. I honestly didn't expect over 3 years on to still be writing and still be loving it. I'm so happy I started it.

So that's all the questions and I really enjoyed answering them all! It's not often I do tags but I love reading them so I think I might have to try and do more in the future. I have no idea how many people I'm supposed to tag for this so I'm just gonna say whoever hasn't done this tag and wants too, feel free to copy and paste the questions! Also let me know if you do it too so I can read your answers!

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

The Best Makeup Remover? - Garnier Micellar Water...

I did a first impressions post on this when I first bought it but this was a few years ago now so I thought I better do a full review of it and as I've been using it and falling in love with it all over again recently I thought now was the perfect time.
The Garnier Micellar Water is essentially a makeup remover that takes very little time to use and requires very little effort so it's perfect for people like me who are sometimes quite lazy when it comes to removing makeup in the evening! 

I've been repurchasing this for a few years now and I can't really ever see there being a time where I stop using it. When I find something that works with my skin I never want to replace it because my skin can be quite sensitive sometimes. Luckily I've never had any sort of reaction to this and my skin always feels really nice after using it. I mentioned in my first impressions post that its supposed to cleanse, remove makeup and soothe your skin in one simple step, and it does exactly that. I never struggle with this when it comes to removing tricky things like mascara and it never takes more than a few cotton pads to remove all of my makeup. It just works. Aswell as doing the job with removing makeup it also makes my skin feel really refreshed. I just feel super clean after using this and I always feel a bit like I've done something good for my skin when I've used this! A good tip aswell for if you sometimes wake up feeling a bit rubbish or just knackered and unable to function (me most mornings) add some of this to a cotton pad and wipe all over your face. It just instantly wakes me up and makes me feel much better!

I've said a few times on my blog now that I'm not one of those people to have a proper skincare routine so this product is perfect for me. I can remove my makeup within a few minutes, use my Newtons Labs face wash and then I'm done. I just love it. I usually just buy the mini bottles for around £1-£2 but the bigger bottle is really good value for money at £4.99 as it lasts so long. I just find the mini bottles are perfect for travelling too so I always try to have one in the bathroom cabinet ready. 

This is definitely one of my all time favourite skincare products. Garnier do some fab skincare bits and I've seen they've brought out some similar things to this recently aswell as a Micellar Cleansing Wash for £3.99 so I definitely need to try that soon!

I'd love to know what your favourite skincare brand is and if you're a fan of the micellar water too!


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

My Favourite Musical Soundtracks...

I listen to a lot of different music, you will find just about anything on my iPod or Spotify but one big chunk of that would be musicals. I just love musical soundtracks, and my love for them is growing all the time! Even more so now I've actually seen a show on the west end so I really wanted to do a post on a few of my favourites.
Wicked - Of all of the musicals, this had to be top. Not only do I love the original broadway soundtrack but I've also been able to hear all of the songs live two times, both by the amazing Rachel Tucker and Suzie Mathers. I go through phases with each song where one will just be my favourite for ages, but really the top 3 for me are The Wizard and I, Defying Gravity and No Good Deed. I think all of those songs are so powerful and ones I could just replay over and over. If you ever get the chance to see the show, do it! Hearing the songs and seeing them being performed is just amazing, it's such a magical show and I'm pretty sure this soundtrack will never stop getting played in my house.

Dear Evan Hansen - This is one I only discovered a few weeks ago, but I don't think there has even been a song to relate to me so much, as 'Waving Through A Window' on this soundtrack. I know I won't be able to describe the show properly so this is what it says on the website 'A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to fit in'. Evan suffers with severe social anxiety and I think thats what gets me so much about the whole soundtrack. I just feel like I can relate to so many of the lyrics and it makes me really emotional. It's only on Broadway at the moment and I would genuinely get on a plane to go and see it if I could afford it. It's just amazing, and I genuinely think if you know anyone who suffers with social anxiety maybe give 'Waving Through A Window' a listen, it could maybe give you an insight into what its like sometimes for those with it. Also 'You Will Be Found' is a pretty emotional one too and definitely one of my favourites on the soundtrack.

Waitress - I only started listening to the soundtrack to this recently but I am obsessed! Unfortunately it's not on the west end, only broadway but so many of the songs are incredible and from what I've read online, it's an amazing show so I really hope I get chance to see it one day. It's about a waitress and pie maker, Jenna who has dreams of leaving her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and her towns new dr can offer her that fresh start she's been waiting for but she has to summon the strength and courage to completely rebuild her life. As soon as I heard the first song on the soundtrack Whats Inside, I was hooked. Now I can just replay it over and over. I think my favourites are Opening Up, The Negative and When He Sees Me. This is a soundtrack you have to listen to. It's unlikely I'll see this anytime soon as there is no more news about it coming to the west end but if anyone does get the chance to see it on broadway, it's currently starring Sara Bareilles, who actually wrote all of the music for the show.

Les Miserables - Once my slight addiction to the wicked soundtrack had died down I started listening to the Les Mis one and I'm now pretty set on this being the next west end show I see. I still haven't seen the film but some of the songs are just so powerful, that alone has sold it to me. Again as I'm not great at describing things it says online 'Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Ex-convict Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.' I've only ever read good things about it and it's a show that has been recommended to me a few times now. I think my favourite from the soundtrack is One Day More.

Rent - This isn't a musical I know too much about but it says online 'In this musical, set at the dawn of the 1990s, a group of New Yorkers struggle with their careers, love lives and the effects of the AIDS epidemic on their community'. I really need to watch the film soon but I would really love to see it on stage too one day. For now I just love the soundtrack! There is one song 'Seasons Of Love' which is pretty iconic and one that I really love, definitely my favourite but I also really like 'Take Me or Leave Me'. It's one I've just started listening to properly but definitely one I'm really enjoying at the moment.

I'd love to know if you like any of these soundtracks and if so which is your favourite? Also can you recommend any others I should listen to? I'm just obsessed with musicals at the moment! I think my favourite will always be Wicked but the rest are all pretty amazing.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A Barry M Cosmetics Nail Polish You Have To Try...

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has a few favourite nail polishes that no matter what, they always go back to! This Barry M nail polish in the shade Plum, is one of those for me. I've got a bag full of nail polishes ranging from Essie, to Barry M to Rimmel, and a few other brands and I'm always buying more but I always go back to a select few. I just know what I like and what suits me, and this is one of them.
I'm sure I've mentioned this specific nail polish before but it's so good it deserved its own blog post.

It's one I wear all year round, because even though it is a dark purple and perfect for the winter months, I don't think it's one that you can really go wrong with in the summer either. I do tend to go for lighter colours in the summer, pinks and nudes, I don't know why I just do but this one is a bit of an exception. A perfect one for all year round.

It always looks so good on, just a super sleek colour and actually a bit of a classic for me I think as I've worn it so many times! It looks good with any outfit, not that I tend to put much thought into matching my nails to my outfits but if you are someone who does do that, this is one that goes with just about anything. It applies so well, it never goes streaky like some other nail polishes I have do, and just one coat looks lovely on. I always tend to do 2 coats now with any nail polish, but no matter what I find with this I get really minimal chipping and I don't usually use a top coat either.

I just love everything about it. It's a gorgeous colour, I have no problems applying it and it's got brilliant lasting power. Whats not to love? Barry M are just brilliant for nails and this is definitely one of my favourites!

Whats your favourite nail brand? Have you tried this nail polish?

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