59. Little Things | February

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I feel like i say this every month but i can't believe another month is over, on the upside though this time next month i'll be going to Rome a few days later! If i'm completely honest, the month if February has been utter crap but i do have a few 'little things' that made me happy that i want to share with you!

Joining the Gym
This is something ive wanted to do for so long and just never did, and although i had to reach a bit of a low point to give me that kick in the backside to join, i finally did it.

29 Mins on The Cross-Trainer
To some people this might seem ridiculous, but im super unfit and when i first joined the gym doing around 10 mins on the cross trainer butchered me, each time ive gone ive stayed on that minute extra and i managed to stay on 29 mins and even then it didnt butcher me as much as the first time, it was tiring dont get me wrong but it wasnt like the first time. So although this might not seem like a massive achievement to some, to me it is.

The Big Bang Theory
Up until a couple of weeks ago id never bothered to watch this, i just wasn't that bothered by it and then i caught a couple of episodes on the tv and my friend mentioned that she was obsessed with it so i decided to try it out and im loving it, im already up to season 4 - yeah, i need to get out more.

Catch Up With Hanzel
Hanzel is one of my oldest friends and lately a few things have gotten in the way of us meeting up so it was nice to finally see her and have a good ole rant with her. She's a really good listener and she understands better than most so its always great to get her opinion and advice on things. It was also a really great laugh, i honestly think i laughed more that night that i did the entire of February.

Aqua Aerobix
My gym membership also entitles me to a lot of the fitness classes that are available there for free, so me and my sister decided to try out aqua aerobix and it was brilliant. It was most old people but they seemed really nice and i really enjoyed the class and i definately felt the burn in my thighs after so im hoping to keep going.

Catch-Up with Katy
It'd been a while since id seen Katy so we went out for something to eat and had a lovely catch up. It was such a laugh and we made some exciting plans that im really hoping happen.

February has been a pretty poop month other than the things mentioned...

I changed a couple of items on my 101 things challenge, which may seem like im cheating but some of the things are just of no interest to me anymore and one in particular 'listen to all songs on my itunes' was in progress but then my itunes decided to delete everything on there so i really don't feel like restarting it so things like that needed changing.

So yeah, that about sums everything up, lets hope March is a much better month and i hope everyone is doing well!
What little things made you happy in the month of February?
Natalie xx

58. Tag | 13 Personal Questions

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I've been doing a lot of reviews lately, so i thought I'd break it up a little bit and do a tag, a nice way to get to know me a little better.

1. What do you order at Starbucks?
I don't go Starbucks that much but when i do i usually get a caramel hot chocolate, or if its christmas i get a gingerbread latte.

2. What's one thing in your closet that you cannot live without?
Probably my black vest top, i wear it under pretty much everything, especially my sheer blouses and i own a quite a few.

3. What's one thing that most people probably wouldn't know about you?
Err, I used to have a hole in my ear drum?

4. Name one thing that you want to do before you die
I have a whole bucket list full, which you can read here. One thing i want to do is to make a wish in the Trevi Foundation

5. What's one food that you cannot live without?
Mexican food or pizza - i eat those the most so id be lost without them.

6. What quote/phrase do you live your life by?
Everything will be okay in the end, if it's not okay then its not the end.

7. What do you like and dislike about the YT community?
I'm technically not a part of the YT community yet, so i can't really comment.

8. What's your number one most listened to song on iTunes?
One Direction - I Would. Most of my songs are barely listened to at the moment because the other day my itunes decided to delete everything so I've had to re-add all my songs again.

9. What kind of style would you define yourself as having?
I'm probably a plain jane. I tend to wear dresses, tights and cardigans the most.

10. Favorite number

11. Two hobbies
Blogging, Reading.

12. Two pet peeves
Noisy eaters and people who go out in the pyjamas.

13. Guilty Pleasure
Usually, i would say One Direction but its not such a guilty pleasure anymore I'm happy to tell people that i love em'

Natalie xx

57. Monthly Favourites | February

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Real Techniques Buffing Brush
If i could only recommend one make-up brush, it would be this one. Before this i could never get my foundation to apply nicely with a brush, i always resorted to sponges or with my fingers, but this brush makes the application just flawless. Its a really nice, soft brush and i seriously just love it.

MUA Intense Glosses (Sealed With a Kiss, Stolen Kisses)
I'm a bit iffy when it comes to lipgloss, i can't stand it when they feel all sticky and just eurgh, but these are just perfect. These are so cheap and are so nice to wear, the colour pay off is great and i just love these, I've been wearing them all month.

NYC Smooth Mineral Loose Finishing Powder in Natural Veil
I'm not a big fan of loose powder normally but i added this to project 10 pan and I'm really liking using it, you'll only need a small amount and it sets my foundation really well and gives a really nice finish to the skin.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
I love this palette and I've been loving the eye look I've been wearing using the shades (a post maybe?) its amazing quality, a really gorgeous selection of shades and i love the size of it. Its so handy and easy to carry with you on the go.

MUA Matte Perfect Foundation in Fair
I will be doing a post on this foundation soon, I'm still in the process of testing this out but so far I'm liking it. For such a cheap foundation it's pretty decent, i don't normally go for matte base products but I've been liking having a more matte finish lately.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
This is such an unusual skincare product, the powder lathers under the water into a really nice and gentle exfoliator and i feel since using this my skin has improved, it's so soft and I've had less blemishes lately since I've incorporated it into my routine and I'm really enjoying using it.

So that's my favourites for February, what products have you been loving this month?
Natalie xx

56. Review | Neutrogena Wave

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My sister gave me this Neutrogena Wave Power Cleanser because it wasn't working for her. She gave it to me absolutely ages ago, i put it away and completely forgot about until the other day so i decided to give it a go. She gave it to me with one cleansing pad left to use, so I've literally only used it once so i thought id share with you my initial thoughts on it and whether i think its worth buying more cleansing pads for it.

I imagine this is similar to the clarisonic, but much cheaper and probably not as good but i can't compare as I've never used the clarisonic. However, to use this you apply the cleansing pad to Neutrogena Wave Cleanser it literally just attaches to it - the end of the power cleanser is like velcro underneath so its really easy to attach and remove from it. You then run it under the tap to activate the cleansing pad and press the button on the side and it vibrates, then moves this around the face - i feel like that last step sounds a bit patronising but without it the paragraph feels unfinished.

I like how this felt on the skin, although the cleansing pad did not lather as much as i was hoping - i do however, think this is more to do with the fact that I've had it for a while not so much to do with the product itself.

I feel like it made my skin really soft and i am actually debating whether to buy more or not. This is a fairly cheap cleanser - i can't find it online apart from ones you can get on ebay so I'm a little worried that this might mean its been discontinued but I'm pretty sure i saw it not too long ago in Superdrug so fingers crossed they still sell it.

If i decide to buy the refill cleansing pads i will do a more in depth review and let you know if i like it.
Have you tried this?
Natalie xx

55. Nails | What I've Been Wearing Lately

I've been loving painting my nails lately, and rather than doing a million and one individual posts i thought id put them all together in just one and give mini reviews of the nail polishes too! Please forgive my nails on some of these photos; I'm aware a couple look chipped and messy.

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I got this from a car boot sale ages and just never bothered to try it until now. The formula is very typical of Barry M Nail Paints; applies nicely, needs a good 2 coats til its opaque and it a bit of a swine for chipping. Regardless, i like them anyways because they have a good colour range and are super cheap. This is a lovely shade, although my photo doesn't quite do it justice, it's ideal for autumn/winter time.

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Cute or What Nail Polish in Grey (doesn't have an official name)
This nail polish is from a Christmas set i got from Boots in the sale, i actually got this same set to send to my secret santa before Christmas and when i saw it in the after Christmas sales, i decided to pick one up for myself because i love the packaging and it had some lovely shades. It applied nicely and it needed at least 2 coats to be opaque, this did chip quite easily despite which was a bit of a pain but I'd still use it again. This would also be a great shade for autumn/winter.

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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in Fairyteal
I'm so impressed with this nail polish; the brush applicator is really nice to use and i found it made the application much easier, like most this did take 2 coats but i found it chipped less than other polishes. The shade is a stunning teal colour (as the name suggests) and this photo doesn't do it justice at all, it's such a gorgeous shade.

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I've never tried any of the N07 nail polishes before i used this one and they're pretty good, applied nicely and didn't chip straight away either. This colour is just beautiful its like a deep red shade with gold flecks which isn't that visible in the photo but its so pretty, i wish I'd had this shade around Christmas time as i think it would have been perfect for that occasion.

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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in Bewitched
Exactly the same, as the 'fairyteal' one, the brush for these nail polishes is really nice to use and I'm so impressed with them. Bewitched is really dark purple shade, which unfortunately looks black on that photo but i can assure you it doesn't look like that on.

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Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Nail Polish in Sheer Strawberry
This is the perfect shade to wear accompany a manicure or just just have really fresh, clean looking nails. This is another really nice nail polish to use, I'm really liking Sally Hansen nail polishes they are really good. With this particular shade you can build up the colour to be how you want it; i usually do two coats so its a nice clear with pink tones, so it gives you that really clean look but i think you could build this up to get a more baby doll pink shade too.

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Nails Inc Nail Polish in Caramel
Nails Inc nail polishes are really good - i personally wouldn't pay the price tag of them but i somehow have lots of them because they are given away in magazine frequently and Ive picked some up at car boot sales too. I like how these apply, i found that i managed to paint my nails really neat with this, i don't know if i was just having a good day or whether it was down the the polish itself. Now, I'm not sure what i think of this shade, i think it looks nice in the photo than it did on the nails. I don't know if its because I'm more used to dark and bright shades on my nails as opposed to neutral but i don't know it just felt weird on (does that makes sense?)

what have you been wearing on your nails lately?
Natalie xx

54. Share The Love | Water Painted Dreams

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This month's share the love post is dedicated to Hayley from Water Painted Dreams

I've been following Hayley's blog for quite some time and i always looks forward to her posts. Her blog is a real mixture of beauty and lifestyle posts, and i think she has a really nice writing style and a really friendly tone to her blog which i really like to read
fave posts

I enjoy all of Hayley's posts but  her 'Things That Make Me Happy' is one of my favourites, she finds some absolute gems for this post and i love near enough everything that she includes in them. I love to revisit these posts whenever I'm feeling a little down because there is always a nice combination of positive quotes, food and cute photos not to mention some really cool finds.

I've spoken to Hayley a couple of times on twitter and she seems like such a nice and lovely girl, she always leaves really lovely comments on my posts too. (Thank you!)

If i could recommend one person to follow this month it would Hayley's blog; it's one of my personal favourites and one that will not leave you disappointed!

Who is one of your favourite blogs to read?
Natalie xx

53. Review | Urban Decay Naked Basics

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L-R Venus | Foxy | Walk of Shame | Naked 2 | Faint | Crave

I'm sure you are sick of the sight of the Urban Decay's Naked Basic Palette reviews but i just had to throw my two cents in and share my opinion on it too. This palette was a bit of an impulse buy, it was on my wishlist but i didn't really plan on buying it just yet but then i saw it on buyapowa for £14.50 and the next thing i knew it was on it's way to me in the mail. 

This is such a fantastic little palette and i can understand why their is such a hype surrounding it. It's filled with six nude shades, which are all matte. Similar to all Urban Decay eyeshadows, these are really good quality and are well pigmented. Despite their only being 6 eyeshadows, there is a good variety of nude shades so you can come up with a good combination of eye looks, from neutral to sultry - something for everyone.

I really like the packaging of this as well, it's really sturdy and a handy compact size (almost half the size of the regular naked palette) so it's ideal for travelling and the sturdy packaging means it won't get ruined or damaged either. The mirror inside the palette is also a really big, handy size too. I think I'm going to take this palette with me when i go to Rome because it's the ideal size and i won't need to take loads of other eyeshadows with me because this has a decent variety of nude shades too.

This palette normally retails for about £20.00; which i think is such a great price, especially for the quality of the eyeshadows. You can buy this at Debenhams, House of Fraser and possibly Boots (don't quote me on that last one though) Buyapowa have featured this as a co-buy quite a few times so keep checking on their if you are after getting it for a little bit cheaper.

Despite it being an impulse buy, I'm happy i did it because it really is a brilliant addition to Urban Decays Naked Range.
Have you tried the Naked Basics?
Natalie xx

52. My Winter Skincare Saviours

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As Winter is very slowly coming to an end, i thought id share with you some of the items that i have really enjoyed using and have really looked after my skin throughout the very cold months.

Good Things Fresh Start Creamy Cleanser
 I love using this its a very gently creamy cleanser, that leaves the face feeling really refreshed and gives the skin a thorough deep cleanse. It's filled with good and natural ingredients and it smells really good too.

Good Things Face The Day Moisturiser
This is a really light and hydrating moisturising and i really enjoy using this on my face. It absorbs into the skin easily and it doesn't feel heavy or icky on the skin, and it smells great too! Similar to the cleanser its made with good, natural ingredients.

Natural High Night Cream
Natural High is a brand exclusive to Superdrug, i believe they changed the packaging now or the brands name. I wanted a night cream to give my face that extra moisture and hydration, i like to stick to light moisturisers during the day and heavier creams on a night. This is a thick cream and it does take a little time to absorb into the skin but i love how soft and hydrated it leaves my skin feeling. It has an interesting scent, i didn't like it too much at first but the more Ive used it the more Ive grown to like it - i don't quite know how to describe it though.

Good Things Stop That Spot Gel
This isn't really a winter essential but its something that I've been using a lot lately, I'm quite lucky and don't have many problems with my skin, i only get the occasional blemish. Lately however, I've been having extra visitors on my chin - cheeky buggars, but this gel has been a god-send. I apply it on a night after my night cream over the affected area and leave it to dry. Come the morning, i find the redness is significantly reduced - it doesn't remove the spots completely but it definitely eases them and speeds the process along.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
When im not using my cleanser i like to use this; the water helps the powder lather up really nice and when you apply it to the face you can still feel bits of the powder which i find exfoliates the skin a little. It feels really nice on the face, and leaves the face feeling smoother and looking brighter. This is different to any other product i use and i actually enjoy how you use this!

Raspberry Balmi
Since getting this at Christmas, I've been obsessed with using this. I usually suffer from chapped and dry lips throughout the winter months but after using this it's kept my lips really hydrated and i just love applying it.

V05 Miracle Concentrate Elixir with Argan Oil
Since ombre-ing my hair I've been using this a lot on the ends of my hair; both after washing my hair and anytime in between when it feels a little dry. I feel that this is doing wonders for my hair, unfortunately it doesn't get rid of the split ends (i hate the hairdressers and put off going for as long as possible) but i do feel like it leaves my hair feeling soft and a little more healthier.

Soap & Glory Clean on Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel
This is my favourite shower gel to use, i just adore it. It smells incredible - like most Soap and Glory products do. It's a really creamy shower gel and lathers really well. I just love this stuff and i can't rate it high enough.

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter
This is really rich and moisturising and it leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft,  moisturised and hydrated, being a butter means its quite a thick cream but i find that's what makes it more moisturising. Again, this smells incredible and it leaves a really nice scent on the skin.

and that's most of the products that have been taking care of my skin this winter!
What's been your skincare saviour this winter?
Natalie xx

51. Review | Faux Fringe

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If you saw my recent Ebay Haul post, you'll know that i purchased a faux fringe. The main purpose for ordering this was that i wanted to see how id look with a full fringe and so id also have the option to wear one if i decide against getting one cut in! I got mine in the shade Dark Brown as that was the one i felt would suit me best. The seller i have link only offers three shade but if you search 'faux fringe' on ebay you will find a large seletion of them come up. The shade i got does suit my hair pretty well, it is a touch darker than my hair but i do think it's possible to get away with it.

This is pretty decent quality, it's a synthetic fiber so i wouldnt recommend using any hot hair appliances on it as it probably won't end well. As you can see from the image above this just attaches with the clips, it's very easy to clip on and it does feel very secure on my hair. The only negative thing i have to say is that it's very noticeable on the top of the head where its attached but this could be easily hidden with a hair band or even a hat.

I paid £1.28 for mine, and free shipping which is ridiculous cheap. As its from Hong Kong you do need to be patient for it to arrive as it does take a couple of weeks but considering how cheap it is i think thats only a small price to pay.

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So what do you think do i suit a full fringe? Im undecided, i really like how it looks when i clip my hair up and have bits at the front pulled down next to the fringe, and i do like how it looks when my hair is down but im very wary of hairdressers and i'm too scared they won't do it how i picture it in my head.

Do i get a fringe or not?
What do you think of the faux fringe?
Natalie xx

50. Beauty Tag

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I did have something different planned for today's post but it didn't work out as planned so Ive decided to leave it for now and do a tag instead!

1. Would you rather Buy makeup brushes that shed all the time or smell gross all the time?
It's depend what the gross smell was, if it was bearable than id cope with it if it was really vile I'd prefer the shedding brushes.

2. Would you rather only wear pink lipstick for the rest of your life or only true nude lipstick?
Pink lipstick, i can only wear pink toned nudes anyway, true nudes make me look dead.

3. Would you rather have every nail polish color or every eyeshadow colour ever created?
Every eyeshadow!

4. Would you rather have on purple eyeliner or purple lipstick?
Depends on the lipstick if it was Mac's Rebel then id go purple lipstick, but if it was a really dark purple shade that i can't pull off then purple liner.

5. Would you rather have a personal makeup artist or personal hair stylist?
Hair stylist, i enjoy applying my own make-up whereas id love someone to come and do my hair everyday.

6. Would you rather have oily hair or oil face?
Oily face, i hate washing my hair and having oily hair would mean it'd look greasy a lot and id hate to constantly have to wash it to avoid it looking like that. At least with an oily face there are solutions and products to help.

7. Would you rather wear hot pink lipstick or hot pink blush for the rest of your life?
Hot pink lipstick, i like a natural blush.

8. Would you rather be pale or tan orange?
Pale. Always pale. I don't really care for a tan.

9. Would you rather get rhinoplasty or boob job?
Neither. If i had to pick i guess a boob job.

10. Would You rather be able to magically change your eye color or be able to change your hair color?
Hair colour, i actually like my eye colour and i enjoy changing the colour of my hair so to do it magically would be so much easier.

11. Would you rather have beautiful shiny long hair but bad skin or perfect complexion but dried damaged hair?
I already have dried damaged hair so may as well go for the perfect complexion!

12. Would your rather look like Angelina Jolie or Megan fox?
Honestly, neither.

I Tag:
Anyone that would like to do it :)
Natalie xx

49. Review | MUA Palette in Dusk Til Dawn

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Top Row
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Bottom Row

Lately; my collection of palettes has grown a fair bit so i do have a couple of reviews coming up of them all in the next few weeks, in a bid to test them out properly i'm switching them up in my make-up routine. This past week i've been using MUA Eyeshadow palette in Dusk Til Dawn.

This eyeshadow palette contains shimmery eyeshadows, so if you're not a fan of shimmer this palette isnt for you. I really like this palette the range of shades in this palette is really great and versatile - there are a selection neutral shades that are perfect for daytime wear, and also dark brown shades to make a sultry smokey eye for an evening look or if colour is more your thing then there are a selection of brighter shades too, so you can create quite a lot of make up looks from this palette and there would be something to suit everyone.
Like most of the MUA eyeshadows these are great quality and the pigmentation is really good, even better with a primer underneath. My favourite shade is the third one on the top row it's a really pretty brown-pink shade - thats probably a terrible way to explain it but i've been loving wearing this all over the lid with one of the darker browns in the crease to define the eye. They are fairly long lasting, but i did notice that after about 7 hours they had started to crease - with primer, but thats the majority of the day for me so i can deal with that.
The only negative thing i have to say about this palette is that i wish the eyeshadows had names because i like that with palettes but that isnt really an issue with the palette more just me being picky.
I really like this palette; its great quality and has a really good selection of eyeshadow shades. It retails for £4 which is an absolute bargain and MUA often have offers on their products too. You can buy these on the MUA website, or in Superdrug.

Have you tried this palette?
Natalie xx

48. Film Review | My Week With Marilyn

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This post is a little different to my usual ones but i thought id share with you a film that i really enjoyed watching recently. As a big fan of Marilyn Monroe; this was a film i just had to see, when i first watched this i was blown away by how much of a beautiful film it was.

"Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl." 

I enjoyed this film way more than i even expected too - Michelle Williams portrayal of Marilyn Monroe is absolutely stunning, and the resemblance is insane. This film has actually been out for a while, but after watching Les Miserables and being in awe of Eddie Redmayne i really wanted to watch it again because i thought he was brilliant in this too (i managed to buy this for £1.99 from Blockbusters)

I watched it again the other day and its such a beautiful film; it's intriguing to learn about how troubled Marilyn Monroe was. I can't recommend this film enough, it just amazing.

Have you seen it?
Any film recommendations?
Natalie xx

47. Review | The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter

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I had one of those joy cards for Body Shop (is that what they're called) that you sometimes get in magazines where you either get £3, £15 or £100 to spend in store, typically mines was only worth £3 but i decided to have a browse around the store and see what i could snatch up with it. I didn't plan to spend much and was looking for something that was pretty cheap that i could take advantage of the £3 off because last time i had one it went to waste.

Whilst browsing some of the hair products i noticed this Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter, it's targeted more for dry and damaged hair and is a Luxuriously rich and intensive deep-conditioning treatment for soft, glossy and tangle-free hair, It doesn't have silicones, parabens or colourants so it's really good for you and you can use it weekly or often as you feel its needed.

I was very tempted to buy it but i didn't really fancy adding the £5 (it retails for £8) however, a few assistants noticed me eyeing this up and were circling like vultures each taking turns to try and persuade me to buy it, informing me of how brilliant it is and how soft and healthy it would make my hair. Vultures is a little harsh, they were actually really friendly and obviously good at their job because i left with the shop with the hair butter.

It instructs to apply this after shampooing the hair but i don't actually use it this way, i apply it onto my dry hair before washing and leave it for a good 20 minutes like a hair masque focusing mostly on the ends of my hair and Ive found using it this way leaves me hair feeling really soft and healthy. I will hold my hands up and say I've not actually tried it the way it instructs you to do so whether it works differently i can't say but i like using it the way i do and i like the results that gives. I'm still not sure what i think of the scent of this hair butter, i don't hate it or think its horrible but its not a really pleasant smell either.

I have since discovered you can buy a smaller version of this 50ml for £3, they didn't have that in the store or at least i never saw it so i got the 200ml for £8, i still think that's a little steep but i am enjoying using this on my hair!

You can buy this from The body Shop or online here.
Have you tried it?
Natalie xx

46. Book Review | Before I Fall

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This is the fourth and final book that my friend got me at Christmas, weirdly enough all books featured death in some way?! This one 'Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver' was very unusual and the story was unlike any I've read before.

"What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life? Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death--and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing" 

At first, i found it quite difficult to get into and at one point i doubted whether id finish it but i stuck with it and after a couple of chapter i really got into it and read it within a couple of days. I don't want to say to much because i really don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it and plans too, but its about a girl called Sam who is your typical popular mean girl, and after she dies in an accident she wakes up the next morning reliving the same day she died, again and again for an entire week. Each day she learns and realises things about herself, her friends, her life and the choices she makes - in a way its similar to the stories where a mean girl turns good but there is just so much more to this story, it was just so captivating and i really enjoyed the way that Lauren Oliver writes.

I was really impressed by this book and it definitely turned out much better than i expected.

Rating 4/5
Have you read it?
Natalie xx

45. Review | MUA Intense Colour Lip Liners

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L-R: Softly Lined | Pink Me Up | Red Drama | Brooding Plum
Lip liners were something i very rarely reached for and i just didn't see them as a needed item in my collection, i don't really know what it was that suddenly changed my mind but one day i decided i wanted to try them out. Until buying these four, i only own one other and that was Barry M Lip Liner in II3 Red and i really liked using it, i found my red lip stayed in place more and it prevented the lipstick for bleeding out.
So, i decided i wanted to try some more shades of lip liner and when MUA had their 50% off promotion i picked up all four of their lip liners for 50p each. The shades are Pink Me Up, Softly Lined, Brooding Plum and Red Drama - the colour pay off is really good, they are really pigmented, the lines are really creamy and apply nice to the lip there is no tugging, it's a really smooth application. The packaging is identical to the eyeliners in the range with a sharpener built into the lid - i really don't like these lids id rather just use my sharpener but i guess they are handy for when you're on the go.
I'm really impressed with these lip liners and id definitely recommend looking into these if you are after a lip liner, i can't compare these to high end lip liners as I've never tried any but for £1 i think the quality of these are fantastic.
They retail for £1 and are available at MUA or in Superdrug.

What's your favourite lip liner, have you tried these?
Also, Happy Valentines Day <3
Natalie xx

44. Ebay Haul

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For some reason whenever i do hauls the photos never look good, i try to arrange them good but they just come out crappy! I tried my best with this, i literally took hundreds of photos and this was the best i got so I'm sorry but I'm losing natural light and i really don't feel like playing around with this stuff anymore.

I bought most of this stuff the first week in January but because a lot of it is from China and Hong Kong it's taken a while for a lot of it to arrive, I'm still waiting on one item but I'm getting impatient waiting for it because i really want to try everything so i decided to do this haul without it and ill do an individual post on it when it arrives!

Korean Cute Little Fox Bag Backpack (£11.51, Free P+P)
I bought this for when i go to Rome to wear to the airport and maybe for walking round just because it'll be easier for me to carry stuff and its a nice size, its not too big or small and its the right size for carry-on luggage. I really wanted a backpack and something cute too and this fills all that criteria!

Vintage Gothic Rock Cross Chains  Bracelet (£0.99, Free P+P)
I thought this was a really nice bracelet, and Ive been quite into wearing my bracelets lately and for 99p i just couldn't pass this up.

Manshiu Long Lasting Eyelash Extension Volume Curling Mascara (£3.45, Free P+P)
I'm developing quite a collection of mascaras, despite me regularly getting rid of the out of dates ones. I didn't really need to buy this mascara but the packaging sold me instantly, its so cute and unusual to any mascara I've seen here in the UK.

Missha The Style Under Eye Brightener in Light Biege (£3.45, Free P+P)
I'm not sure what made me decided to buy this as i have a tonne of concealers that i need to use up before adding anymore to the collection. I'm intrigued to see if this covers my bags and really does brighten underneath my eyes.

Synthetic Fringe Hair Extension in Dark Brown (£1.26, Free P+P)
I'm toying with the idea of maybe getting a full fringe put back in so i decided to buy a faux to see how it would look and also if i decide against it I've got the option of adding a fringe into my hair.

Facial Hair Spring Remover Epistick Epilator (£0.99, Free P+P) 
I saw bubzbeauty feature this in one of her videos ages ago and its something that's always intrigued me, so i decided to finally pick one up and try it.

Etude Drawing Eye Brow Pencil in Black-Brown (£2.36, Free P+P)
I've always used powder to fill in my brows so i decided to pick up this pencil and see how it differs and which i prefer.

& some samples
These were kindly sent alone with a couple of the beauty items i bought.

All the sellers are linked in the photo caption if you're interested in any of these items, except for the backpack which wasn't on buy it now but I'm sure if you search it you'll find it or one similar on there. I will be doing individual reviews on the majority of items featured in this haul - if there is a specific one you'd like to see then please leave me a comment letting me know!

Have you picked up any bargains on Ebay recently?
Natalie xx