Updated on April 5, 2015
As some of you may know from my last post, I have recently been to Paris. While I was in Paris I thought I would pay Sephora a visit. I have heard lots about Sephora from other bloggers and Youtubers, so I thought I would have a look. It was amazing! Each aisle was full of wonderful products at wonderful prices, the shop was set out nicely and everything looked appealing, and the staff were lovely too. I always try to speak French whenever I am in France as I want to practice, mostly my French gets the message across but it isn’t always right. When I was in Sephora, the woman helped me to correct my French and she practiced her English which was great! Anyway, I picked up a few things while I was there that I wanted to share with you.
The first item I picked up was a lip balm, I thought it was cute and it was a bit like an Eos. I kind of have an obsession with Eos lip balms so I wanted to see how it compared to my Eos ones and I can safely say it is very similar. I like this balm as it isn’t greasy and the scent is quite neutral. Also, I like the way that the lid goes on easily I know this may seem weird but sometimes when I use my Eos it takes a few attempts to get the lid on properly. It cost around 6.95 Euros. It was definitely worth the money.
The next thing I bought was a lot of bath gel thingys. They came in cute packaging and I thought they would be good for gifts. In the shop there were many different flavours so I picked up 6 or 7 different ones. The flavours included cotton flower, green tea, mango and more. These little shower gels just looked too cute to ignore, and they were only 95 cents each!! I am yet to try any of these but have high hopes and I imagine they smell great.
My third item is a small Eau de Toilette. The French are known for their perfume and this one is so nice. The scent is mango and it smells really fresh. It is just a small size so I could try it. I personally think this is a good size as it has enough perfume in it to last a little while and it isn’t bulky so it can be tossed into your bag before you go out if you need a little bit of a refresh throughout the day. Also, I think the packaging is really attractive for this perfume as it is a slim cylinder made from glass which gives it more of a professional look. I am pretty sure that when I whip this out at school that everyone will be asking where I bought it from. Also this only cost 4.50 Euros.
Another item I bought from Sephora was a little travel bag with essentials inside. It has deodorant wipes, hand wipes, hand sanitizer, a hairbrush and a travel toothbrush. As I tend to do a lot of travelling I thought this would be great for when I’m on the go in case I want to freshen up a bit. Before I saw this I had never seen deodorant wipes but this is such a good idea. The white travel bag it comes in is simple and convenient. It is also see through so I can see what is inside that bag as soon as I grab it. When I picked it up I misread the price tag and thought it was only 6 Euros 50, however it was 16 Euros 50, which is probably a bit pricey for this really.
The next item I purchased in Sephora was a bath fizzing cube. I actually bought two but I have already used one and it was amazing. It immediately filled the bath the bath with a lovely aroma and made white clouds throughout the water. The flavour I tried was blue lilac. It made my skin feel lovely and soft and the aroma relaxed me and made me feel sleepy and ready for bed. I am really excited to try this coconut flavour too.
My last item wasn’t actually from Sephora but I wanted to include this in my haul. It is the Bioderma. Bioderma is a cleansing water that is really nice to your face it is takes all of your make up off well. I just squirt some on a cotton pad and wipe it all across my face, I even use it on my eyes. My face is really sensitive however this agrees with my skin perfectly well and it doesn’t cause any rashes or lumps. I also really like this as it is cooling on my face. For two 500ml bottles of Bioderma it cost 20 Euros. This seems like a lot but it was definitely worth the money.
I really liked this shop. I might do an online order too in the not so distant future. If there is anything you think I should try next time let me know in the comments I would love to hear what your Sephora favourites are.
Updated on April 4, 2015
As we speak I am in Paris. I have been a few times now but this time has been so much fun. So far we have been to the top of the Eiffel Tower (so scary). We also had a drive by visit of the Arc Du Triomphe, it was amazing! The road leading to the arch is the Champs Elysees, this is the most famous roads in Paris and has so many posh shops such as Tiffany&Co. In addition we have also visited the Stad De France, the architecture was beautiful and the roof appeared to be floating. As a day trip we also went to Disney Land where we tried some of the worlds best rides and met some of the characters too! The last excursion we have been on was to a shopping centre where we shopped til we dropped and there was a Sephora so a haul will shortly follow!! If you have ever been to Paris before let me know in the comments what your favourite place is!
Updated on July 3, 2015
I know that we are now well on our way into march, but I thought I would just share with you some of my favourite products from the month of February.
My First favourite is a beauty related product, it is the Rimmel apocalips lip lacquer in the colour Big bang. If you aren’t already aware of what a lip lacquer is, it is the colour and brightness of a lipstick in the form and glossiness of a lip gloss. I have recently been loving this one as it is super easy to apply and lasts for a really long time. As it is so bright, I often like to dull it down a bit with a layer of powder which gives it a more matte look.
Now on to my next favourite, In this last month or so I have really been loving my Konjac Sponge. It is made from a plant grown in Asia, it is a sponge with a very springy texture and it feels good when you wash your face with it. I am led to believe that these sponges are quite inexpensive however I was given mine as a gift. Overall I defiantly think this is worth a look and is a really good product.
Now on to my third favourite. Recently I have been listening to a lot more music and to help me with this I have been using my Beats by Dr Dre head phones. Now I had heard lots of good things about these so I decided to take a look. They are amazing, I have had over the head headphones before that were quite uncomfortable, but these are so nice. They give a really nice sound quality and come in a really useful pouch for easy storage.
My fourth and final favourite for this month are my Forever 21 jeans. I really can’t fault these jeans. They are so comfy and are easy to wash and fold. They are without a doubt the best jeans I have ever purchased. I love the way that they are really light but they feel good when I am wearing them. Before now I had never really purchased anything from Forever 21, but now I am in love with their products. They were that good that I even ordered another pair last week. So if you are looking for a new pair of jeans, I would defiantly recommend these.
Updated on July 3, 2015
Recently, I went to the Lush shop. It was great, despite the amount of overpowering smells and the tight confined space. I decided to pick up a few things just to give them a try. One of the things I purchased was a Melting marshmallow moment. It has a really light scent and it is really sweet. The texture of the bath melt was quite crumbly and oily. Once I plunged it into the bath it started to fizz and it produced clouds of fluffy white froth that sat on the surface of the water. Underneath it had coloured the water pink. It also made my skin feel really smooth and soft aswell. Overall I think this is definitely worth a purchase. It was great!! Leave me a comment saying what your favourite lush product is and I will be sure to give it a go xx
Posted on February 26, 2015
Just thought I would share my opinion on last nights BRIT awards ceremony. It was great!!! Ant and Dec were great presenters and everyone who won awards definitely deserved them. Being a self confessed ‘swiftie'(Taylor Swift fan) I was so happy to see that Taylor won the best international artist award she definitely deserves it. Congrats on your first of many to come BRIT awards Taylor!! Some other notable achievements were Ed Sheeran winning two awards as did Sam Smith. However the night wasn’t all fun for everyone. The 57 year old singer Madonna had a bit of what you would call ‘wardrobe malfunction’ she was wisked backwards when her cape failed to release from around her neck. Oops!! But luckily she was ok!
Overall the night was a great success and many people we recognised for what they do best!! I can’t wait for next years awards!
Updated on July 3, 2015
My face tends to be quite sensitive and I can hardly ever find a face wash, moisturiser, cleanser and toner that doesn’t bring me out in a large red rash across my face and is a reasonable price. Then I found simple products.
It was actually my auntie who first gave me some simple products, she had seen them on offer and thought I might like to give them a go because they work well for her. So, I tried them. It was amazing, the face wash wasn’t harsh on my face and the moisturiser didn’t make my face feel greasy or clogged.
Last week, I noticed that the simple purifying cleanser and toner were available. I have used cleanser and toner before but it was my mums and it was really expensive so I thought I would buy my own that I know will agree with my sensitive skin. These two products when used in conjunction with each other, work wonders. It is great for taking any trace of make up left on your skin from the day and they make my skin feel smooth and soft.
I also like the fact that simple products have so many vitamins in them, that are good for your skin. Overall, Simple products are simply amazing and I can’t wait to try more products and see how it goes.
Posted on February 17, 2015
Recently, I was privileged enough to visit Berlin for a 4 day cultural trip. I enjoyed every minute of it. We visited many of the tourist type places such as the fernsehturm (TV tower) and Check point Charlie. Before visiting Germany’s capital I knew next to nothing about World War 2, but I learnt so much whilst I was on this trip. As well as the historical side I really enjoyed practising my German in Berlin. I used to live in Germany so I had a little bit of understanding already, I had never been to Northern Germany so it was a new experience for me.
One of the highlights was definitely going up the TV tower, the view from the top was great and we could see for miles ahead of us. I also enjoyed the river cruise we went on. A pre recorded tape told us all about what was around us in both English and German which meant I could practice my listening skills
I stayed in a room with some friends who had never been to Germany before. We switched on the TV in our room and put some cartoons on in the hope that we might hear some words that were familiar to us and the first thing we heard was “AUF WIEDERSEHEN DIE KATZE!” and so it kind of became the motto of the trip.
Overall I thought Berlin is an amazing city and there is always something to do or see. I would definitely recommend you visit if you haven’t already.