Monday, 22 September 2014

Nivea Lip Butter In Caramel Cream Review!

Hello everyone! How are you today? I feel as though I never ask you how you are, this should be a thing. Anyway, today I'm here to tell you about a lip balm/butter that I just really really love (spoilers this is a good 'un) and that is the Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream! I personally haven't seen anyone blog about this, however I know these have been out for a while so I'm only assuming when they first came out there were lots of blog posts over them! I discovered this beauty earlier on this year when my friend at Uni let me smell it and I bought it the next day - it was love at first sniff guys, not kidding.



The packaging is just a typical, normal tin.. Nothing overly special or anything, however the lid is secure which is always a plus, so you don't need to worry about it coming open when your flinging your bag about or anything (which I do most of the time.) In hygiene terms, obviously make sure your hands are reasonably clean before using it as you don't want to spread those nasty germs! I assume though that most people do keep their hands clean anyway but in case you don't.. Hand sanitiser is your new best friend!






The actual product itself in the tin is a muted caramel colour however when you apply it initially on your finger it will be white and blended in it goes clear and gives a lovely gloss to the lips. 

The texture of this lip butter is so creamy and smooth, honestly it's so nice. It's thick, but not in a bad way if you get me. It's not as if your lips are drowning in a horrible sticky mess and you can feel it on your lips really bad as I personally HATE that feeling. Obviously, you can feel it on your lips but it's not uncomfortable, it's really nice and and makes your lips super soft. This lasts on the lips for a good couple of hours and afterwards still leaves your lips moisturised and soft.

Now, I said that I initially fell in love with this lip butter just because of the smell but guys. GUYS. This smells absolutely delicious, yummy scrummy, get in my belly kinda good. Honestly, if I could eat it, I would. It smells of caramel obviously, but it's so sweet and just smells gorgeous. The smell also isn't overpowering, it's just right in my opinion.

The only thing(s) I would say that aren't essentially bad, just things to watch out for are that if you put too much on at once, your lips will get a white tinge as this lip butter is very creamy so a little goes a long way and leaves your lips nice and glossy, not white! Also, I wouldn't recommend to use this as your only lip butter/moisturiser for your lips as a couple of times I used this overnight and when I woke up in the morning my lips felt tight and uncomfortable; not exactly dry, but they needed a lip balm/my trusty Vaseline on them ASAP. 

So, I'd recommend to use this just as a day time lip butter for when your lips need a little moisturising or if you just want to put lip balm on! Overall I really do like this, it makes my lips moisturised, soft and glossy and the smell is just divine, and it's £2.10. How can I complain?

So, I hope you enjoyed reading this long winded post, probably doesn't need to be this detailed but details matter guys! Have you tried this or any other one from their range, did you like it? Or do you have any recommendations of lip butters you like? Let me know :)

Have a lovely day, and don't stop smiling. :)

Hannah, xx

Friday, 19 September 2014

Enjoy The Little Things - Snapshots Of My Life #1 - 07/09/14

Hello everyone! Today I thought I'd start a little new series/just start branching out on what I'm posting on my blog. As much as I love reading beauty/fashion posts, I also really enjoy reading more personal posts on blogs, like what someone does day-to-day or if they go out somewhere for the day or even when people talk about their thoughts on a certain topic or just their thoughts in general. I don't know if that makes sense, I'm just trying to say I also enjoy reading more personal posts/posts not related to beauty and fashion and I've decided to give writing more personal posts to see if I like it and ultimately, if you like it! So please let me know :)

So the 7th September was a Sunday (I'm writing this at 11.43pm that night) and I had a lie in, which I really didn't want. I go back to Uni at the end of this month and I'm trying to train myself (yes, I did say train myself) to wake up early and not want to hate the world.. However I am quickly realising that if you stay up late the night before, it will not help you getting up the next morning. So, I set my alarm for 8am, 8.05am and 8.15am.. Slept through them all obviously and woke up at around 10ish and then got up just before 11.. I'm also just trying to get up early so I'm not wasting half the day, but that might be another blog post coming up soon. ANYWAY.


For some reason this morning I woke up to pretty good hair, so a selfie was due. There you go.




Over the past few months I've been feeling more and more uncomfortable and unconfident with my body, no idea when it started but I realised I was getting into the loop of when I felt uncomfortable, I would eat junk food and then feel more uncomfortable afterwards. I've actually had a gym membership for a long time however I didn't really good a lot for the first year I had it but this summer I've been trying my best to go as much as possible, not just to tone up but to also get fit. I suffer from asthma and I've decided to build my stamina so I don't feel like I'm going to have an asthma attack when I run for the bus.. No joke. So yeah, this summer I've been on and off on a huge health kick to try and improve my diet, exercise more and in general try and feel happier with the stuff I'm putting in my body, and trying to feel happier on how my body looks. Anyway, I went to the gym!


This may seem weird to some people, yes I did have 2 little bowls of soup for lunch. The reason for this was that I had two open cartons of soup and I hate leaving stuff open for too long as I get paranoid it'll go off and go to waste.. Therefore, two soups for lunch; country veg and tomato, they were really good! M&S are da bomb.





Part of my health kick/my Dad's new love for smoothies meant that we got a smoothie machine! I'm super happy about this as I don't really eat fruit at all, I just never feel in the mood to think "I want to eat grapes" or whatever, but smoothies solve this problem. I absolutely love making smoothies, I usually have one a day and I've only very recently been making them (as in this week) so I'm still making new one's each day to see which one's I like best. This was a strawberry and banana smoothie that I had as a snack between lunch and dinner. In this I obviously had some strawberries and a banana, along with strawberry yoghurt and ice and it was so so yummy. To me it was sweet and had the right balance of both strawberry and banana so it was gone fast! Will definitely be making that one again.












After dinner I went for a walk down the beach with my Mum, as I realised this morning that I've hardly went to the beach at all this summer and it made me really sad. If you didn't know, which you probably didn't, I live in Scotland right by the sea and I do not go to the beach enough, despite it being one of my favourite places in the world. It was super windy and a little bit chilly, but you could still go out in a hoody and jeans and not freeze to death; the view however, just made the weather irrelevant. Every time I go to the beach I forget how beautiful the view is and am reminded of how I live 5 minutes away from such a gorgeous view, and I neglect it too much for my own liking.

This walk actually inspired the title "Enjoy The Little Things" on this post as I forgot how nice it was just to go outside for a walk down the beach. When it gets into Autumn/Winter it will be absolutely FREEZING down the beach, you could probably still go down but you would have to literally wear 5+ layers to not freeze to death.. So you should enjoy the little things while it lasts, or in this case, I should enjoy going for a walk down the beach while it's reasonable weather.


Finally, last but not least, when my Mum and I got in from our walk we plopped ourselves on the couch and watched The Call. I won't spoil the story for you if you haven't seen it yet, but it was really good and I was completely gripped from the start. I'm the type of person who shouts at the TV when people in movies/TV shows do something and there was a lot of that when watching this! There was also a lot of hiding behind the cushion and gripping my Mum's arm, this isn't a horror movie at all, it's a thriller but I'm a complete scaredy cat and am scared of pretty much everything so keep that in mind!

So that was my day! Ultimately if I continue doing these types of posts, they won't always be over the course of one day, probably more photos over the course of a week as I feel that would be more fitted especially when I go back to Uni and have a lot less free time. Please let me know if you liked this style of post and I hope you enjoyed reading it!

Have a lovely day, and don't stop smiling. :)

Hannah, xx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

FOTD & OOTD #11 - Neutral Clash - 06/09/14

Okay before I even start SPOILERS please ignore my eyebrows. Just ignore them. I didn't realise they were a train wreck, as I don't fill mine in or brush them (is that the right word, brush? Do people brush their eyebrows?) so usually I just let them do their thing but they are OUT OF CONTROL. So yeah, sorry and please continue.

Hello everyone! I feel like most of my FOTD's are very much the same.. Maybe from now on I'll only start doing them when I'm actually wearing make-up that looks different to what I wear most days and just do OOTD's by themselves.. Would you prefer that? Let me know!





I kept the two photos above in only because of how cool my eyes looked, I just love the different colours and how they fade into other colours.. Yeah. Anyway.


Make-up:

Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes Palette
Beauty People Snow White Special Edition Season 2 Eyeliner Set in Glimmer Brown and Glimmer Bronze
Lancome Définicils Mascara
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in 027 Juicy Papaya

I've been getting right into the Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes Palette again, I completely forgot how beautiful the eyeshadows are and how brightening they are; I know that's a weird thing to think but it's true, they just make my eyes look so bright and fresh! I've also gotten back into the Revlon Juicy Papaya Lip Butter (unfortunately not on this exact day as you will see below) but I've been reaching for it more recently.




However, for some reason I didn't really like the Revlon lip butter with what I was wearing, to me it looked just a tad too bright for the look I was going for. I thought a pinkish nude would look much better therefore I switched to Mac's Peach Blossom which I wore for the rest of the day, as shown above.







The blue tinge is awful in the above photos, I apologise! I just wanted to show you all how gorgeous the detailing and patterns are on the dress.




Outfit:

Jacket - All Saints
Dress - Forever 21
Shoes - Mel
Bag - Prada

Apologies for the creased dress, it's been squished in my wardrobe for way too long! There were blue skies outside with little clouds in the sky and I thought, this may be the last chance this year to whip this bad boy out.. So I did it! I absolutely love this white dress, and I paired it with my trusty leather jacket for when it got colder in the evening. I also threw in some baby pink jelly sandals from Mel that I got years ago in Brazil and a little baby pink Prada bag that my Dad got me! :)

That's about it for this post guys, hope you enjoyed reading it as per. I'm actually writing this on the 7th and it's currently 01.07 and my alarm is set for less than 7 hours away to go to the gym. Ugh, the thought of it is giving me a sore head!

Have a lovely day, and don't stop smiling. :)

Hannah, xx
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