What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag? – Tenerife

As you may know, I recently got back from Tenerife and I thought it would be quite nice to share with you what was in my travel makeup bag. I really enjoy reading this type of post as I find them really helpful for discovering new products and for travelling too. I also enjoy writing them so I thought it would be worth doing. I thought it would be a good idea to go through each product, tell you about it, why it’s in there etc. just so you know whether you’ll like them or not. I also tried to take a small amount of products as I was taking hand luggage only. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this and let me know if you’ve tried any of these makeup products.

The Makeup Bag – I’m taking my Ted Baker Katient Small Bow Makeup Bag which fits everything minus the eyeshadow palette and the cream contour kit. It’s the pale pink one with the grey bow which is such good quality and definitely worth the price.

The Summer Bronzer – So, the first thing is the L’Oréal Glam Bronze Bronzing Powder in ‘Caribbean Sun.’ This is my favourite bronzer for bronzing the face and obviously on holiday I want to look as bronze as possible. It has a very, very slight shimmer to it which is lovely for Summer and it’s also the perfect shade for my skin.

The Stunning Highlighter – Next I have one of my all time favourite products, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in ‘Moonstone.’ You’ve probably heard everyone talking about these highlighters and it’s for a good reason (see my full review here). It is the most finely milled highlighter ever and this shade is perfect. It’s great for adding a natural glow to the skin which is what I want on holiday and in Summer.

The Waterproof Liquid Liner – I don’t wear liquid liner a lot but I need to take it in case I want to put some on. My favourites are from L’Oréal as they are easy to apply and don’t smudge or transfer and the one I’m taking is the L’Oréal Super Liner Black Lacquer Waterproof as it is waterproof perfect for humidity and hot weather.

The Lightweight Concealer – I love lightweight and natural concealers and my favourite is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in ‘Ivory.’ It gives a medium coverage and a radiant finish which I personally love and is great in warmer weather.

The Perfect Powder – As I have oily skin and the weather is hotter which will make it even more oily, powder is 100% necessary. My all time favourite is the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in ‘Transparent’ which sets my makeup into place all day and it is just as great as any high end powder.

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The Best Brow Kit – The brow product which I use all the time and have done for a year is the L’Oréal Brow Artist Genius Kit in ‘Light/Medium’ which has a powder and a wax. I can do natural brows for when I have no other makeup on and I can do full brows for when I’m wearing a full face. I couldn’t go a day without this.

The Contour Shade – For contour I actually use the Benefit Hoola Bronzer. It is the perfect shade for my paler skin (however, I am excited for the lighter version in May!, it’s matte and it’s so natural… I just love it! (read my full review here) It has khaki undertones but it’s also great for bronzing up the face too.

The Smudge Proof Mascara – My favourite mascara ever is the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in ‘Black’. It is volumising, lengthening and even though it’s not waterproof it’s completely smudge proof. If you are looking for a waterproof mascara, the waterproof version of this is so waterproof you won’t be able to get it off.

The Matte Foundation – I’m currently trying out the Bourjois Air Mat Foundation in ‘Rose Ivory’ which I will do a full review on soon. It is a matte foundation and it keeps my oily skin shine free for a number of hours.  It’s important in hot weather for me to wear a matte foundation or it wouldn’t be on my face after half an hour.

The Perfect Palette – The Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette is my go to eyeshadow palette as it has some stunning pink shades, an array of brown shades, a matte white and also a black. The quality of these is very good, the packaging is very sturdy so it’s perfect for travelling and there is also a good mirror which is great.

The Matte Eye Primer – I think eyeshadow primer is such a necessary step as it keeps my eyeshadow on for so much longer without fading, smudging or creasing. My favourite is the Urban Decay Eden Eyeshadow Primer Potion as it’s completely matte so works with ever look.

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The Contour Kit – I don’t often use my Sleek Cream Contour Kit in ‘Medium’ as it’s too dark for me usually and I find contouring with powder easier. However I thought it would be perfect now as it has darker shades and I’m going to be fake tanning, I can use it to darken my foundation and it also has a large mirror which I’ll use for doing my makeup.

The Nude Lip – My current favourite nude lipstick is MAC Satin Lipstick in ‘Viva Glam II’ as it is a medium nude shade with a bit of pink in it. It has a satin finish so it’s comfortable on the lips yet it is very opaque and long lasting.

The Liquid Lipstick – I wanted to take a liquid lipstick and a true nude shade with no undertone so I’m taking my NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘Abu Dhabi.’ It is a medium nude with no undertones and it is so comfortable on the lips you can barely feel it.

The Bright Lip – As I already had two nudes I thought I would take a bright lip as they look great with a tan. I decided on the Stila Color Balm Lipstick in ‘Avery’ as it’s a stunning coral pink shade and it has the nicest lip balm like formula yet is so opaque and long lasting.

The Versatile Lip Liner – As I’m taking three quite different lip options I wanted to take a lip liner that works well with all of them. I chose the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner as its a ‘your lips but better’ shade and it seems to work with anything.

Love Sarah x

What I Got For Christmas

As I love these type of posts I thought I would make one too. I just need to put out the disclaimer that everyone does, I am not bragging about any of this at all. Let me know what the best thing you got for Christmas was and I hope you enjoy. I’m very greatful for everything I recieved and I want to say a massive thankyou to everyone. I’ll also do a Christmas haul when I’ve spent any money I recieved.

Me and my friend Christy exchamged gifts at the end of November as we don’t get to see eachother alot. From her I got a Next Alphabet Makeup Bag with the initial ‘S’on it. I had been looking for something like this for ages so I was really happy with that. She also gave me £20 and some Maltesers which I ate as soon as she gave me them.

My friend Emily got me the Lush Butterfly Gift Set which contains Lush Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner (which makes your skin feel so soft!) and Lush Serendipity Soap (which smells so nice). She also got me a little Ginger Cat Badge from the German Markets which is the sweetest thing ever – I love it.

My friend Sophia had me for Secret Santa and she got me Ted Baker Body Wash which has the nicest scent and the most beautiful packaging. And some Ted Baker Body Spray which has the same scent which I love. She also got me some New Look Stirling Silver Small Hoop Earrings which are the most beautiful earrings. Lastly, she got me 3 packets of Maltesers Merryteaser Mini Reindeer as she knows how much I love them.

Moving onto what my Mum and Dad got me. My main present was a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series Laptop which I am so happy I received as it will help me so much with my school work and my blog. I’m not going to go through everything that they got me as they kindly got me quite a lot of things but I also got things like John Rocha Plain Chunky Knit Cream Socks which I love and Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm which is one of my favourite lip balms.

My sister and brother in law got me a Boohoo Jade Wool Look Black Cape Coat which I love so much. They also got me a Maya Copenhagen Fawn Faux Fur Stole which I also love and will wear all the time. They got me a Primark Velvet Low Back Dress and some Primark Black & Gold Trousers.

My brother got me a book which is called The List by Siobhan Vivian and it looks like a really good book – I’m looking forward to reading it. He also got me a Nivea Peach Shine Caring Lip Balm which I really like. He got me a Stacey Solomon Eau de Toilette which smells really nice and he got me some Milka Happy Cow Chocolate which is one of my favourite chocolate bars.

From a family friend I got a Silver Crest Bluetooth Mini Speaker which I will probably use quite a lot.

From one of my Auntie’s and Uncle’s I got £20 which I will definitely be spending soon!

From one of my Auntie’s and her husband I got £40 which again, I won’t have for long as I will have spent it!

From my Gran and Grandpa I got £40, a Lindt Milk Chocolate Teddy (best chocolate ever by the way), a key ring and a few other little things like that.

From one of my Auntie’s and her girlfriend I got a £25 John Lewis Gift Card and a Lindt Milk Chocolate Gold Reindeer.

From my Dad’s Auntie and Uncle I got £30, some Thorntons Continental Chocolates and some M&S Glass Snowflake Tea Light Candles.

From my Mum’s best friend I got a £15 H&M Gift Card, a book called Bedtime Stories For Cats by Leigh Anne Jasheway which is the best present ever and a ChocOnChoc Handmade Dark & White Belgian Chocolate Festive Box.  

From my Granny I got a Debenhams Red & Cream Fluffy Dressing Gown which I love so much. She got me a Katy Perry Mad Love Gift Set which has a really nice scent. She also got me Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg which is obviously meant to be a really good book.

My Auntie and Uncle got me some Provoke Touch Of Silver Colour Care Shampoo which is one of my favourite shampoos. They also got me a Next Just Pink Eau De Parfum, a Next Sparkly Pink Makeup Bag and a Glamour Magazine which is one of my favourite magazines and also included a Nails Inc. Nail Varnish.

One of my Auntie’s, her boyfriend and my cousins got me a Hollister All Weather Jacket which I really like and will wear all the time.

Love Sarah x

Christmas Gift Guide For Her 2016

I just want to start off by saying thankyou so much for 500 followers. It’s getting closer to Christmas now and I wanted to do a Christmas gift guide for her. I still have a few presents to get which I will probably be rushing around on Christmas Eve trying to get as usual. I’ll start with the makeup and beauty things and then move onto other gifts.

Clairns UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Day Cream, £32

Yves Saint Laurent Le Rouge Pur Couture, ‘No10 Beige Tribute,’ £26

Yves Saint Laurent Luxurious For A False Lash Effect, ‘1 Black,’ £25

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Brightening Blush, ‘Warm Cocoa,’ £35

Ted Baker Mia Gift Set, £18

Nails Inc Rose All Day Gift Set, £25

The North Face Purrl Stitch Beanie, One Size, ‘Light Grey Heather,’ £30

Katie Loxton The Perfect Pouch, ‘Blue,’ £15.99

Ted Baker Min Notebook and Pen, ‘Rose,’ £15

Ted Baker Glass Water Bottle, ‘Pink,’ £20

Love Sarah x

My School Bag Essentials

For many people, myself included, it is unfortunatly almost time to go back to school. I find blog posts and videos about school bag essentials really helpful, especially when I was first starting highschool. I did carry about every single thing every single person mentioned though, which is deffinetly unessesary! Here are my school bag essentials and I hope you enjoy!

I don’t bring alot of makeup to school as I only need to touch up a few things throughout the day. I use a small Jack Wills Makeup Bag which is the perfect size. Inside I like to keep my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in ‘Fair’ just incase I need to conceal any blemishes. I also have to have my Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in ‘Peach Glow’ and my Real Techniques Multi Task Brush so I can reapply powder to my face. I also bring whatever lip product I’m wearing that day with me. For example, today I’m wearing NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Fortune Cookie.’ 

I always must have a hair bobble with me incase I want to tie my hair back. I just use Boots Blonde Ponybands which are just normal hair bobbles. I also always have Boots Kirby Grips with me as I always need these. I like to have my Body Shop Hand Mirror with me because I like to be able to look at myself. I make sure I have tissues with me because they always come in handy for many different reasons.

I never really go to school without Dove Invisible Dry Deoderant because after you’ve done P.E it is an essential. And there is always someone else who needs it. I always have my Chanel No5 Handbag Size Perfume with me because it’s always nice to smell nice. I like to have a hand cream with me because I cannot stand the feeling of dry hands. One of my favorites is the Cath Kidston Rose Handcream. Simmilarly, I hate having dry lips so I always have Vaseline Original or Carmex Lip Balm with me.

I always have Extra White Chewing Gum with me and I always like to have big tub. I also like to have Polo Mints Sugar Free. A bottle of water is essential for me as I drink so much water in a day and it is important to stay hydrated. I make sure I never leave the house without a snack as I’m always hungry. They vary day to day but my favorite at the moment is a Bounce Energy Ball Cacao Orange Protein Burst which is gluten free and high in protein and fibre.

I also have my pencil case which is not a pencil case, it’s actually a Ted Baker Pink Bow Makeup Bag. Inside I just have black pens, pencils, rubbers, etc. I also have my WHSmith Black Planner. I personally find that planners are really helpful for remembering to do homework.

Love Sarah x