Five Friday Faves

Hi lovelies,

It is Friday (it was when I started writing this) and it is time for my 5 Friday Faves Youtube Video (and a promotional blog post which aims to get you to watch my video and maybe even subscribe to my channel coz I am trying to grow and no one really subs 😩😩). So, enough with the rambling. What are my faves?

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Body shop

My Moringa hand cream is so hydrating, lightweight and smells amazing. I 😍 it.

The card factory

I love polka dots. I love pink. I love organisation. I bought a box which is sterdy and very pretty.

Marks and Sparks

The scent of 🌹 🌹🌹 and it is my favourite. I bought the Rose 3 in 1 spray. You can use it on your body, for your room, and linen. I know that sound weird, but I like it and I 💗 the scent.

Primark

I bought a couple of fake flowers from Primark and my friend commented saying how nice they looked. I really like them. Great decor for shelves and stuff.

My Cane

This is a weird one, but I needed a warning cane. I now have one, and my life is much easier!Having a vision impairment is hard. Accepting that you need help is hard. Getting help is great though.

If you want to hear more about my faves, check out my channel. It would be great if you subscribed as well (#beggingforsubbies).

Anyhow, have a lovely weekend. See you in my next post and don’t forget to connect with me somehow, somewhere.

Xx

Jo

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Five Faves:beauty and random

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So initially I shared this video on Friday and I called it five Friday faves. Catchy title, right? I never got round to writing a blog post though, so here I am on a Sunday at 8 p.m. blogging.

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Back story

I ❤ favourites (videos), but I always forget to film one or have too many faves. That is why I started filming my Friday faves. They haven’t really become very popular (then again none of my videos have :P), but I do enjoy chatting about faves and I will do so here as well.

OK enough with the rambling dude……

What do I talk about

A book

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine.

I have not finished reading this book but it is so much fun. It is about a lonely, kinda awkward gal who shares her stories. You should check it out. According to Reese Witherspoon (www.amazon.com)

“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon

Chubby Sticks

Of course I am going to go on about the Clinique Chubby Sticks. I love them. If you are partially sighted, like me, or a newbie makeup gal, you should check them out.

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I have the lilac, brown, pink and beige/gold. They retail for about 17 pounds. I have had them forever. Nice creamy and they do not crease. Strongly recommend lovelies!!!See below the full colour range.

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Screenshot from John Lewis website

Nuxe Multi purpose dry oil

Lovely oil which I use on my hair and …… (wait for it) elbows. It smells very lightly and is not oily… for an oil. It leaves my hair feeling nice and soft. I only use a little bit on the ends. It does not leave my hair greasy. I really think this product is underrated. It has also helped my elbows soften a bit. A little bit goes a long way.

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Screenshot from M&S website

Sephora Beautifying Mist

Spritz spritz and you wake up without wrecking your makeup. Is that enough?

Lush Sleepy body lotion

It is supposed to help you sleep. I cannot comment on that. It does smell nice though and does seem to help me relax.

OK now if you want more details on these products and are bored (wanting to watch something), then check out my video!!!

 

So, have you tried any of these products? Any suggestions from these brands? Please let me know in the comments below. I hope you like this post. If you enjoyed what you read, do subscribe to my blog. We can also connect on social media. Click on the ones you use and connect with me 🙂  Pinterest / TwitterInstagram/Google+. /YouTube  Maybe give my Facebook page a ‘like’ and you will neva, eva miss out on my super posts.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Joanna

3 Thoughts Tuesday

Hi everyone,

How are you? I hope you are having a lovely week. In today’s post I am going to share a new YouTube video idea I had. It is called 3 Tuesday Thoughts and I review 3 well known products and tell you what I think about them.

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In today’s video I talk about Estee Lauder Doublewear which is my Go To foundation if I want a budge proof foundation and a porcelaine skin effect. I 😍 this foundation and in the video I show you how I apply it (sponge vs. brush) and what I think works.

I talk about the Stilla liquid eyeshadow in Grace. Are they worth the hype? Yes! They are opaque and stay on for a long time. I 😍 it (more details in the video -toot toot).

I finally talk about lip oils and my favourite Clarins one. It is the Instant light lip comfort Oil. The colour I have is a kinda orange. I tell you why I like it and swatch it.

If you are interested in these products, click on the video and check out for yourself. Let me know how thesebeauty products work for you. If you are looking for a new channel to watch, check out mine.

Thanks for stopping by.

xx

Five Friday Faves

Hi!!

I thought I’d share with you another Five Friday Faves post video. What is Five Friday Faves? Well, I talk about Five random things I have been loving. I talk about makeup, skincare, books, clothes and more.

So, let’s start.

1. Oasis

I love shopping from Oasis and I picked up two things during the sales; a bag and a top.

The bag has leather details, stripes, and a big bow. It has some pockets inside. It is a “chuck in everything bag”. I use mine to go shopping and stuff like that.

I also bought a lilac top. It is very lightweight material. The cute thing about it are the sleeves. They look like they are lace. So pretty.

2. Kefir Quark

I am a mac n’cheese kinda girl cause well it is quite hard to sustain this bod 😜. From time to time though, I slip off the unhealthy bandwagon and try something healthier. I bought my first (and not last) Kefir quark. I got it because I was looking for something good for my stomache (it is ideal if you are on antibiotics). I got the chia and raspberry flavour. It tastes a bit like a sour Greek yoghurt. It is thick and a bit sour. The seeds make it taste a bit yummier. I also add weetabix to mine and it makes a yummy filling brecki.

3. Olay Serum

So, full name is Olay anti-wrinkle 2 in 1 firm and lift booster and serum. It comes with a pump. It is a serum you can use before your moisturiser or under your makeup. It does plumpen up your skin. It is for women 40+. It does not break me out or sting. I usually wear it at night and in the morning my skin feels nice and soft.

4. Summer at Rose Island (by Holly Martin)

Time for some chick lit. Girl meets boy in a British UK seaside resort. There is a lighthouse. It has all that are essential for a big love story. I like it because it is funny and fast paced. A page turner coz it is fun.

5. Clinique Chubby Stick in

I have mentioned my chubby sticks over and over. They are so easy to use. I am partially sighted (I cannot see) , so it is very easy to mess up my eye makeup. These eyeshadow sticks are very easy to control. The pigmentation is quite good. The application is super easy. It spreads evenly and does not really crease (unless you colour your lids in too much and then, yes, after a while, it may crease). I have a couple of shades, but the one I reach for most often is Fuller Fudge.

So, you can now watch my video where I talk about these faves in more detail (maybe even subscribe to my channel?? 😍😍).

Have you tried any of these products? What are your Friday faves? Let me know in the comments below. Don’t forget to “follow” my blog (or Youtube channel), so that you never miss out on my super duper rambles.

Thanks for stopping by.

xx

April Favourites: Beauty and Random

Hi everyone! Time for April favourites!! I missed a month cause well, February is so short and my faves didn’t really change. I do have a few new faves I wanted to share hence the post and video.

Beauty

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Chubby Stick in Fudge
I have talked about chubby sticks before. They are one of my favourite Clinique products. If your vision is not amazing, like mine, these sticks are amazing for applying one shadow on your eyelid. Some people use more than one ( I do as well), but mostly I use one chubby stick and am ready to go. This is a very rich brown with a bit of shimmer in it. It does not crease. It is creamy and easy to apply. You can see my swatch here and check it out on my video. You can get your here.
Mascara
I tried a new (new for me, I mean) mascara from L’oreal. It is the Telescope mascara. If you like your eyelashes to look kinda long and separated, you should try this!! It makes your eyelashes look really nice and black. It does not shed. You can get it here.
Makeup mist
I got the Urban Decay all nighter and never used it. I heard tati talk about it and found it and started using it again. I love it. let me be clear though. This mist does not make all my makeup stay on all day, it does make most of it stay though. My blusher and highlighter in fact, do not budge. I usually have difficulty making my makeup last, that is why I am really excited about this product. The mist is not very water-y. I would not say it is fine either. You do not look like you have been in the shower though after you spray this on. It dries down quite quickly. You can get yours here.
Primer
I love my M&S Hydrating Confidence Booster primer. It hydrates. It feels like water. Not sticky and it also plumps up your face :). You can get it here.
Autograph Hydrating Primer
Overnight mask
I bought this product because there was a 2 for 3 offer on at Superdrug. What am I talking about? The Olay overnight hydrating mask. I am in my forties and have dry/ sensitive skin. This mask (which I apply at night when my skin needs pampering) is very hydrating. It gets absorbed quite easily, making your skin feel nice and soft in the morning. There is no scent and it does not feel greasy. A little…blob goes a long way :). You can get your here.

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TV show
The Crown. I love it. I started watching it with my bf and we are really into it. I have also learnt quite a lot about British royal family, cause we always end up googling what was shown on the episode!!
Music
I have been listening over and over to the Weekend’s “Call out my name”. I do not like the video clip (I don’t get it). I do love the song though!!!
Backpacks
I got a backpack from TKMaxx because my shoulder was hurting me. I love it. There are lots of pockets, the padding is soft (so it does not hurt, it is much easier to carry around as the wight of whatever you are carrying is balanced. I am actually thinking of getting a summer-y one. Here are my top picks.
Clip detail backpack
It has stormwear technology and is very on trend.  It has magnet fastening and inside zipper pockets. You can check it out here.
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Somerset
I went on Easter holiday to Somerset and loved it. I posted a vlog which you can checkout here. It was really nice. I went to Longleat Safari park, Salisbury (and saw the Magna Carta) and Stonehenge. You can watch my Youtube video for more….
What are your favourites this month? have you tried any of these products?
Talk soon…..
xx
Jo

Minies that made me buy Full Size products

Hi everyone!!

Today I am going to talk to you about products that made me buy… products. Minies made me do it!!

I mean, I bought the mini size of something OR was given a sample of something and ended up purchasing it. It gets better though….. Biggies (full size products) that made me buy the minies. Yup. That’s today’s post and I’d love to hear your minies/biggies purchases.

Autograph Hydrating Confidence Boost Primer (30 ml)

I got this primer because I tried the mini and loved it. It is hydrating and feels like water on the skin. If you are looking for something moisturising and hate sticky primers, you should check this out. I cannot really attest to its longevity because I am not that super duper at makeup applying, but it does feel very comfy on the skin.

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It has cucumber and aloe extracts and it does make the foundation apply smoothly. The finish it gives is more matte than dewy.  Also, it is cruelty free. Then again, I always buy matte foundations. You can check this product out here.

Clinique Aromatics White

I tried this when I was in a store. I loved it and asked for a sample. After I got the sample I bought a bottle and then a second bottle. This is a sexy, sophisticated scent. As I have said previously, if Chanel No5 and Talcum baby powder had a baby, it would smell like this. Notes: pepper, violet, grey amber, roses, patchouli. Y

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Clinique Moisture Surge & Take the Day Off

No, this is not a Clinique sponsored post, but Clinique does give a lot of samples which is one of the reasons I love it. I got Moisture Surge and Take the Day Off balm as samples. I loved both of them and bought full sizes (and then repurchased). If your skin is dehydrated and needs a moisture boost, you need moisture surge in your life. It is amazing. It is cooling and feels like jelly. It gets absorbed fairly quickly and leaves your skin feeling as soft as a baby’s bottom. You can check it out here. If you are really into double, triple or multi cleansing like me, take the day off is something you should try. It is a balm that helps break down your makeup. When you wash it off, your skin feels nice and soft and not at all itchy or stripped.

 

 

Dove bath wash

I have tried lots of Dove minies and that is why I buy them now. They are very creamy and hydrating. They are affordable and leave a nice scent to the skin. Not extremely long lasting but nice enough to make you keep repurchasing (like me!!).

Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising

I suffer from dry and red hands. I have eczema and I am always using hand creams. This is one of the best creams I used as a sample and then bought a full size. It feels very cooling and lightweight. The scent is fresh and clean. It does not sting. You can use it all over your body, but I use it mostly on my hands and it does help me a lot.

N7 Airbrush Primer

I bought this primer after having tried it. You see, N& also gives lots of samples when you purchase products. It feels a bit silicon-y but not too much. It holds your makeup a fair bit but i would not say it is the best primer i have ever bought. To be pretty honest, I am not quite sure primers work for me anyhow.

 

Have you tried any of these products? What minies made you buy the full size version?

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Till next time……

January favourites (yeap…a bit late)

Hi everyone!

I am a bit late with writing this post but I thought I’d write one anyway cause I love these posts!! So, what am I talking about? Well, monthly favourites. Today I will share my January favourites!! I have some beauty, a book and a planner.

Beauty

Elf hydrating under eye primer
I love this product. It is clear and feels very hydrating and cooling. I use it under my eye and also on my eyelid. It makes applying eyeshadow much easier and very smooth. I also think it helps minimise the chances of creasing.
Jo Malone Blush and suede perfume
If you like rose scents that smell a bit powder-y, this is for you! It is long lasting and really fresh. It is a bit pricey though.
Maxfactor Liquid Eyeshadow
I bought two liquid eye shadows from Maxfactor and I am loving them. I use the Elf primer underneath and the liquid eye shadow on top. I like the shade coffee (brown). I have also bought stardust which is a greyish shade.
Body Shop Moringa hand cream
Hand cream Body Shop Moringa hand cream
I wish we had a smell option on da web. This smells amazing. Floral. It is long lasting, nourishing and if you are a teacher who uses your hands to point a lot (:P), you need this in your life!!!
Bionsen Deoderant
If you are looking for a new deodorant and want to try a more ‘healthy’ option, do check this out. It is parabens free, no aluminium etc. It smells fresh and citrus-y. It is long lasting.

Random

Book Girlboss
So, OK, I am last on the girlboss wagon, but this book was a fun and very inspirational book. I loved it. It was a fast read. I definitely recommend it.
Planner Filofax compact
I got a new binder planner and went for a Filofax this time. This is my winter planner. I like that it is small and does not take too much space (compact).
You can check out my video here!! Would love it if you checked it out 🙂