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Canterbury Beauty Haul

Hey my lovelies and welcome to my blog!

To celebrate getting a new job recently, I thought I’d treat myself to a few beauty bits (lame excuse to shop but it was the best I could come up with) and so I thought I would share my buys with you all!

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I’m currently on the hunt for a safe tooth whitening product that actually works (I’ve tried a fair few) and came across this activated charcoal in Boots. This cost £9.99 so I hope I see some sort of difference. I’m going to try this product for a few weeks then review it and let you all know how I got on with it.

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I’ve been looking for a stick foundation for quite a while now and was really happy to see that Lottie has brought one out. I’ve fallen in love with their brushes, I’m really excited to try their makeup too! This product cost £7.95.

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Since E.L.F have come to Superdrug, I’ve gone absolutely mad on their products and have brought so much over the past few weeks! I decided I’d try their eyeliner as my Illamasqua liquid liner has gone walkabouts and I was desperate for a replacement that wasn’t the cheap 99p liner I brought from my local pound shop that stings my eyes like mad! I went for a pen type liner and it cost £4.50 which is a steal!!!!

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Another E.L.F product I got was a 3-in-1 mascara. I’m very fussy with mascara as I absolutely HATE clumpy lashes. I didn’t use it on myself, I used it on my sister-in-law (I know your not meant to share wands, but I really don’t mind as it’s her) and her lashes looked absolutely incredible! I cant wait to use it for myself! Again this cost me £4.50 which is absolute amazing.

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I recently watched a Facebook video of 3-4 women testing out concealers that were raved about and this was one of them. They all rated it 4-5 out of 5 and I think it was one of the cheapest products they tried so I had to give it a go for myself. I have terrible dark circles so I’m currently working on a post on how I cover them up and having already tried this product once (in the car after I brought it) I think it’ll definitely become part of my routine! This product cost £7 and So far I absolutely love it!

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I’m definitely going mad on NYX as I also brought their Finishing Spray. There was a choice between dewy and matte and I went for dewy as I absolutely love that glowing, fresh look. This was £7 from Boots and so far, I’m in love with it!

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I love a bit of Soap and Glory and was determined to buy a product from them! I decided on this green concealer at £8 as my old one went missing and dayum is it creamy!!! It blends like a dream, I honestly couldn’t be more impressed!

I’m really pleased with my purchases so I’d definitely like to review them for you after testing them out properly. I hope you enjoyed my posts! What are your current fave products? Let me know below 🙂

Much Love

Cazz

XOXOXOXOXO

 

Why are People So Damn Unhelpful!!! #3

So this post is a little out of the ordinary for me, you could almost say it is a rant! So, I’ll start from the beginning.

Myself, my sister Emily (Emmimori) and my fiance were out for a day out in Ramsgate today, and we were having a walk around town. My fiance loves looking in furniture shops so e went and had a look in the Pilgrims Hospice charity shop as they had a big furniture section at the back. I walked in there with my phone and glasses in hand and had a look around. I found these gorgeous glasses and decided to buy them so I walked over to the checkout with them and was served by an old woman who seemed quite nice.

We left the shop as they were closing soon and walked on for about 10 minutes. I went to put my sunglasses back on and it was then that I realised I didn’t have them. Were had I put them?? The case was big enough, how could I lose it!? I double checked my handbag and nothing! If it were any other pair of sunglasses I wouldn’t have minded but they were my prescription pair and cost me £90 so losing them was the last thing I wanted! I traced my steps back and realised I could have left them in the Pilgrims Hospice Charity shop so we ran back as they had already closed in hopes someone was still there.

My fiance got there first and was knocking on the glass, the woman behind the checkout was clearly ignoring him so I banged slightly harder on the window to grab her attention and signed for her to come over. She unlocked the door and I explained my missing glasses situation. All she said to me was “you didn’t leave any glasses on the desk”… That wasn’t what I had asked, I asked if they were anywhere in the store! All I was hoping for was either for her to have a quick look for me or to let me have a look and that definitely seemed like too much to ask.

She closed and locked the door and we began to walk away. It was then that I realised I couldn’t find my phone in my pocket. Slightly freaking out, I tore my bag open and it wasn’t in there either!! I had absolutely no idea what to do! I had old photos with no backups, I was logged into accounts with my card details on them and I had no idea where it was! My glasses situation was soon forgotten about.

Emily was calling my phone as we were making our way back to the amusements as that was the only other place I had been to and I was close to tears at this point. After a few calls, a man had finally picked up! Emily spoke to him for a bit and he told her where he was… The Pilgrims Hospice Charity shop. He also said there was a pair of glasses with the phone.

I was fuming! we walked back the shop and the man was waiting patiently by the door for us, he said they were by the table where I picked up the glasses from. The woman hadn’t moved from her chair, she didn’t even come over to apologise for not actually helping! I was so mad. I was close to tears, stressing, I didn’t know what to do, and it all could have been avoided if she had just been a bit more helpful. Instead she didn’t care!

I guess what I’m trying to say is, if the situation ever arises, always help those in need. My situation today wasn’t exactly the worst, I don’t actually think I’d have ever found my stuff if I hadn’t found out I’d lost it till later as the shop had already closed! But if I had the help from the woman, it would have saved a lot of worry and stress.

That’s it, rant over!! I feel much better now 🙂

P.s I also got attacked by a seagull today. It flew into my head, grabbed my hair which was in a bum and tried to fly away with it.

#2 My Weekend Haul

So I didn’t post last week and I have a very good explanation as to why! I had been at my parents all week as it was my birthday and I completely forgot to bring my laptop with me to post!!

But don’t worry, I used that time away from my blog to brain storm and jot down some new ideas!

So anyways, back to the post. After going out on the weekend (You can read the post here), I had a mini shopping haul at Superdrug and Tesco which I thought I would share with you all!

I’ll start with skincare first as that is pretty much the majority of my haul. I’m obsessed with skincare, even more so now I’m getting older! When I was younger (16/17) I don’t even think I moisturised! Whilst browsing Superdrug, I came across their Vitamin E range, which I honestly never even knew existed. So I decided I’d get some of the collection and came away with Their moisture boost serum, nourishing eye cream, hydrating mist, leave on moisture mask and the  night cream. I’m so excited it all! I’ve tested a few of the bits and can safely say I’m in love with the hydrating mist.

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Next up I saw that Garnier had some new moisturisers that were 1/3 off. There was a choice between honey, rose water and aloe vera. I absolutely love aloe vera so I decided to give it a whirl. What persuaded me to buy it was the fact that 96% of the ingredients are of natural origin with the last 4% being for preservation. I have tried this a few times and love it.

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I don’t usually buy nail polish but decided I’d make a change and start so I can practice doing my nails more. I asked my Fiance to pick a colour and he decided on this lovely coral colour from Barry M. It’s from their Coconut Infusion line and, oh my God, there were so many pretty colours! I also got a base coat/top coat as mine dried up a while ago.

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The Last product I got from Superdrug was medical tape. Need I explain more? who doesn’t have tape in their make up kits? 😛

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From Tesco I brought the Aloe Body Gel. I got badly sunburnt on my birthday and needed something to soothe the stinging, burning, itching and peeling and decided to give this a go as it said it moisturises calms and repairs. I  brought the one at first and took it home and I loved it so much I went out the next day to get a bottle. It is honestly the best body moisturiser I’ve ever used!!

So that’s it guys!! I hope you’ve enjoyed my mini haul!

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1# My Saturday In Pictures

Hey guys! So I know it’s almost the end of the week now but I really wanted to share what I got up to last Saturday with you, I even took pictures! It was my last week and we decided to go out to Canterbury for a mini shopping trip (post coming soon) and some lunch! Overall, it was a lovely day :).

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First up, we popped into Superdrug whilst we waited for the people we were having lunch with to turn up, and I treated myself to a few bits. I always feel so overwhelmed when in there as there is so much to look at and choose from, I never know where to start!!

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I just had to take a picture of the town, it was so hot and busy! We brought a box of ice creams and stood outside Superdrug chowing down!

We were planning on going to Wok & Go for lunch as I had absolutely fallen in love with the place and had nearly filled up my loyalty card but found it had closed! We decided on Pizza hut and I definitely made the most of the free salad bar. As you can see it’s just nachos, salsa and jalapenos. But it’s called a salad bar…so it’s salad, right? I’m also a big fan of pineapple on pizza (strange thing though, I like to eat the pineapple off first so it’s essentially just a ham pizza) so I got one to myself and tried to get arty when taking the pictures. You can probably see that I couldn’t wait to take pictures and had already dug in!

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Lastly, we went to see a rock band called Shameful Behaviour that my uncle was playing the bass in (far right). I went with my two sisters (Emmimori), my sisters partner and my fiance. It was such a great night and they played awesome songs!! I’d definitely see them again!

I hope you enjoyed this post! It’s a bit different to my normal kind but I wanted to show you what I get up to 🙂

Thanks for reading xoxoxoxo

7 Day Post Challenge

All these challenges are coming about quite often now and I absolutely love doing them. I love doing them so much that I decided to create my own(forgive me if this idea has already been done)!

I sat for a while trying to figure out what I could do that would actually be a challenge for me and decided that I could do a post a day for seven days, as you should all know that I’m terrible at posting regularly.

So as of tomorrow I will be posting daily for seven days and I’m going to tag Emmimori to start it too.

The rules? there are none, just have fun! All you have to do is tag another blogger to pass it on!

Happy posting!!

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My Personal Highlights of 2016

If you ask random people how they feel 2016 went for them, I can guarantee you the majority of them will say it was a bad year. In some ways I can agree that it wasn’t the best as I’ve had my fair share of downfalls, but I just learned to look past them.

I feel that sometimes we can take a lot of things for granted. I wasn’t able to do the things I wanted to this year like buy my own house and make a decent amount of money, but I  would still say some amazing things happened that I will never forget.

Here are my personal highlights of 2016:

I Travelled

It was just a seven day holiday to Corfu with Kieron but it was the most amazing experience that I got to share with him. It was the week of my birthday and on that day, we took a day trip to Albania. It was one of the most beautiful places I have even seen. Over the course of the holiday Kieron went scuba diving. I’ve never done it before and was so nervous but I thoroughly enjoyed it! During a trip to the beach we also got incredibly which was hilarious as we look like a pair of lobsters. I’m so grateful that I was able to take that trip and have so many memorable experiences.

 

I Moved Out

Another highlight was that I moved out of my parents home and into a place with Kieron. I was so homesick the first few weeks and cried non stop but now I see it as a home, my home. The feeling of having my own independence is amazing! Yes, we have to pay bills now and that’s where the majority of our income goes but I wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s awesome that I get to see Kieron everyday too. 🙂

I Got A New Job

I got quite ill during 2016 and so quit my job as an IT technician. I wasn’t happy there and the stress was making me feel a thousand times worse. I was out of work for a few months whilst looking for a new job with only Kieron’s income supporting us. Money got pretty tight and not once did Kieron try and push me into getting a job. It was so supportive and let me take it all at my own pace. After a few interviews I finally got a call with a job offer which I happily accepted. I now work in retail and love it!

I Became A Mrs-To-Be

Kieron and I had been talking about engagement for a while and he said he wanted it to be a surprise. So on the 5th November he picked me up for work and when I got in the car he gave me some clothes to change into (weird, right?). He drove us back to our flat and when I got inside, it was all dark. He took me to the living room I was surprised to see our families there, sitting in the candlelight! I was saying hello to everyone and when I turned around, he was down on one knee and popped the question. It was the happiest moment of my life. I really cant wait to marry Kieron and spend the rest of my life with my best friend and soul mate.

So even though I didn’t become a millionaire I still became rich. Rich with love, happiness and memories.

I didn’t get to buy my own house either, but I was given the opportunity to rent a flat and make it a home.

After all, it’s the little things that count.

Much Love,

Cazz xxx

The Body Shop Moisture Foundation Review

If you don’t already know, I’m a sucker for a good foundation and I will just keep buying and buying until I feel I’ve found the right one. I guess I could say I’m obsessed with having a flawless face (even though this never happens for me, but hey! A girl can dream, right?)

This foundation was one of my first purchases from The Body Shop, along with a couple of other products and I don’t understand why I had never brought from them before! I guess it was because I always thought that they were overpriced, but at £13.99 for a foundation, who can complain, that’s actually quite good!!

The product is aimed at those with dry skin (which I have plenty of) and gives medium to heavy coverage. It comes in lots of different shades and if they don’t have the exact shade for you, you can buy these drops that either lighten or darken the product. It comes in a nice clear plastic foundation bottle so you can see the product, the colour of it and how much you have left. It also has a silver lid and a silver bottom.

Needless to say, I certainly was not disappointed after giving this product a go. It made my skin look and feel so dewy and hydrated, which is something I don’t think I’ve ever experienced. It’s also super blendable and the coverage is indeed medium/heavy, it depends on how much you build it up.I absolutely love this product and if you were to come to me and ask for a recommendation on a foundation, I’d definitely recommend this one!

What’s your favourite Body Shop product? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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