Review | Benefit They're Real Mascara

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Hello everyone,
I have been ogling this mascara ever since it has been released, and now thanks to my lovely sister i own both the full and travel size (thank you, you're the best!!)

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Out of all the mascaras i have ever loved none of them come close to how much i love this mascara - at first i was a little worried, because after lusting after it for so long and reading so many great reviews i was scared in case it just wouldn't live up to my expectations and the hype that surrounds it but it really does!

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At the moment, I'm just using the travel size one (I've not opened the full size one yet) and i love it so much, the brush has thin plastic bristles which really help to coat every lash and they extend onto the tip so that it's easier to get at the inner corners and the bottom lashes. This mascara is perfect if you want to achieve the 'dramatic lash' look, it doesn't clump and it just lengthens the lashes really nicely.

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Before & After!
These photos are pretty awful of my eyes, but they we're the best ones out of the selection i took. You can see just how much length this mascara gives to the lashes and this is with just one coat of it.
I absolutely love this, and i just can't praise it enough - it is definitely my new favourite mascara!

What do you think?
Natalie xx

Life is too short and unpredictable, not to live it how you please.

Early hours of Monday morning i recieved some really sad and unexpected news - it was one of those things that really catches you off guard, so unexpected and so undeserved.

Lately, ive been feeling really unhappy and stuck in life - due to multiple reasons but the main one is  that im not enjoying my uni course anymore - i've lost the passion i once had and my heart just isnt in it anymore. I will be sticking out the next 5-6 months and getting my degree because despite it no longer being the path i want to take im still going to have an expensive student debt so i may as well get something out of it.

I feel like ive spent my entire 21 years on this earth consumed with education and planning for the future and during that time ive completely missed out on the present. I'm so tired of feeling pressure and stress because im expected to be someone and to go somewhere in life. I used to think that was what life was supposed to be about, getting a brilliant job with good money but its really not, at least its not for me anymore.

After this weekend, i was hit in the face with the realisation that life really is too short and it can be taken away from you at any time. I can't sit there pining over all the things i want to do, i have to make them happen. So i vow that once i've finished my course and ive graduated - im going to live my life, im going to have adventure, make memories and i'm going to cross things off my bucket list! I refuse to be one of those people who spends their life wondering 'what if?' - i want to look back over my life and rejoice in all the wonderful and crazy things i've done.

So im sorry mum, nan and all those people who expect me to be something but i can't do that anymore, i can't be that person. I'm tired of planning out my life, who and what i should be because all these things are whats stopping me from actually living it. 

Life's is just too short - i refuse to waste it!
 R.I.P James
Such a genuine and lovely lad, taken way too young!
Natalie xx


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Review | Good Things Skincare

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Hello everyone,
In a haul i did a couple of weeks ago i showed you this range of skincare products that id picked up and a lot of people asked me to do a review on them - I've been using these now for almost 3 weeks, so i feel Ive used them enough to give you a good insight and opinion on them!

"Good Things Skincare was developed by a beauty writer names Alice Hart Davis and she developed this range using her experience from the beauty industry. This range uses super fruit beauty booster in gentle and effective formulations which are specially designed to make the most of your skin"

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Good Things Fresh Start Creamy Cleanser
I really enjoy using this cleanser on my face - it feels really gentle on the skin, and it leaves it feeling so cleansed and soft - i definitely feel like my skin feels better since using it. Beforehand my skincare routine went a little bit downhill because i was running out of everything so that affected my skin a little so this feels like its made a massive difference in livening (is that a word?) it up. It also smells incredible.

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Good Things Face The Day Moisturiser
At first i wasn't so keen on this; the smell was a bit strange but once you start to use it, the smell does actually grow on you. I do like this moisturiser - its very hydrating and leaves the skin feeling nice and smooth. I don't think this is the greatest moisturiser i have every used but i do still like it.

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Good Things Stop That Spot Clearing Gel
I was a bit wary of this at first, i don't get spots all that often I'm pretty lucky in that respect but when i do get them - holy crap they come at me with a vengeance usually things I've tried in the past haven't always been that great at clearing them up. When i first got this i had a selection of friends on my chin and i used this each night and they've actually cleared up now - i don't know if it because of this or whether its just over time they've disappeared but either way i liked using this on them, the only thing that annoys me about it is that as soon as you take of the lid product just seeps out so some does go to waste.

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Good Things Five Minute Facial Mask
I love a good face mask, i try and use one on a weekly basis. Ive really been liking using this one, like all the Good Things range it smells incredible and fruity! I'm a bit naughty and leave it on longer than the suggested five minutes usually because i tend to wear it whilst I'm in the bath but so far its not caused me any problems - it does start to stiffen around the face which most face masks do but my face always feels really refreshed after using this, it almost feels firmer too - but that might just be because of how stiff the mask goes but yeah i really like this.

Overall, I'm really happy with this skincare range, my skin feels much better and i definitely think that it is down to this.

What skincare range are you using currently?
Natalie xx

Review | Primark Ooh La La Nails

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I've seen these nails multiple times when Ive been to Primark but I've never bothered to pick them up, mainly because i have a huge collection of false nails so i just avoid buying them - however, i got a pair in a giveaway i won a couple of weeks ago. So whilst i was procrastinating from uni work i decided to try them out!

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I took this photo straight after i applying them and i also added the little nail sticker to my accent nail! I have to say these are probably the best set of false nails i have ever tried. If I'm wearing fake nails i always cut them down so they are short otherwise i just can't use them and these where the perfect size for me and the perfect fit for my nails. I really like how natural they look and they stayed on really well too, the only nail i had a problem with was one thumb nail and that was my fault it broke off because i pressed to hard against something instead of using my thumb itself. After re-applying it lasted a good few days before breaking off again but that was the only nail i had an issue with. (Obviously, once you do break a nail it doesn't tend to glue back on as well as it first does)

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This photo was taken Saturday morning (20/10/12) so as you can see they lasted in pretty decent condition - i believe these are only £1-£2, i don't know exactly but these are really good for the price and i genuinely expected them to break off with hours of wearing them. I took them off on Saturday evening, and that was only because i was planning to take them off on Sunday anyways but i broke the thumbnail off again so decided to take them off. They actually came off pretty easy and I'm definitely going to pick some more of these up next time i go and maybe try some of the other designs they usually have too.

Have you tried these? What are your favourite false nails to wear?
Natalie xx

Guest Blogger | Anya

Bohemian Style Hits the Streets


Some of the top fashion designers heard our fall fashion cries, and responded with bohemian dresses. These dresses combine the great style of a maxi dress with the coverage that we need during those cooler months. 

One of the looks that I’m really loving for this season is the boho meets motorcycle chic. While I love my motorcycle jacket, I never really wear it with anything other than jeans and tee shirts. Now I have a new excuse to pull it out of the closet. A long bohemian dress paired with a shorter motorcycle jacket and a leather cuff bracelet adds a rocker edge to something that looks like it came out of the 1960s.

Another great way to wear a bohemian dress is with a fitted blazer. Since boho dresses are often oversize and ankle-length, this jacket adds a touch of structure to the outfit. A boxy or fitted jacket keeps the dress from looking too much like a costume without detracting from its shape. Keep in mind that you should wear a jacket that complements the dress. A bright red jacket paired with a muted red pattern dress creates a look that anyone can take from the office to the nightclub. 



With the right accessories and perfect pair of women’s shoes, a bohemian dress can make you stand out in the crowd. Budding fashionistas already know that they need to worry about balance, but balance isn’t as important when it comes to these dresses. Any type of oversized accessory can create texture to the dress, creating a dynamic piece that you will want to wear long into the summer.

The runways were aglow with models wearing chunky necklaces and bracelets. For an authentic 1960’s look, grab a wood bead necklace to wear with your boho dress. Chunky gold and silver necklace aren’t authentic, but those necklaces add a touch of glamour to the dress, giving you something that you can wear for a night on the town. I also love pairing a bohemian dress with an oversize fedora or hat. Hit the streets with a pair of knee high boots or ankle boots, and get ready for people to stop and notice you.

**Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.

Thank you to Anya for this post.