June Edition | I'M CURRENTLY

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

It's strange to think how we are half way through the year...

Watching: The Mummy. This was the most recent film that I've seen at the cinema. As a kid I use to love The Mummy films (still do) so I was pretty excited to find out that they had made a new film. It's got nothing to do with the previous films nor is it a remake but I still thought it was a good film nonetheless although at one point I did think it was pretty weird. 

Reading: Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates. I've been meaning to read this book for a while and about a month ago I managed to finally get my hands on it. It's pretty horrific and shocking what women have to deal with on a daily basis when it comes to catcalling and inappropriate comments. Reading this book angers me quite a bit but that's because it's brutally eye opening. This book just makes me feel like I'm not alone when it comes to catcalling which to an extent is a good thing because it just shows that I can relate to some women but on the other hand it is disturbing to think that there are people out in this world that think it's okay to say disgusting comments to women. I'll be writing a review in a bit about this book so keep an eye out if you're interested!

Smelling: Apricot blossom scented candle from Next: Yep, I'm still burning this candle. With the weather being scorching hot, the last thing I want to do is to light a candle in my bedroom. As soon as it starts to get a bit cooler I'll be lighting candles like there's no tomorrow!

Listening: Most Girls by Hailee Steinfeld. I was on YouTube a few weeks back and the music video for this song came up on a recommendation and I ended up really liking it! It's a good song to drive round to.

Excited for: Adele! I'm seeing Adele on the 2nd of July and I cannot wait. The last concert I went to was Ed Sheeran all the way back in April which feels like a life time ago now. I have a feeling that I'll be crying at one or two songs when she performs them live...


Sunday Summary 27

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Happy Father's Day!

It feels like it's been forever since I last did a Sunday Summary! I'm having trouble remembering the last time I wrote one out! I was suppose to write this before I went to work this morning but I didn't really have the time to do so but I guess a late blog post is better than no blog post. Today has been so hot and I don't think anyone can complain about the heat unless they work in a kitchen. You have no idea how hot those places can get - it's ridiculous. I have never sweated so much in my entire life and I think I'm in need of a tango ice blast. I've been craving one of those since about 3pm this afternoon.

Tomorrow, I'm off to Oxford for a little adventure and I'm really looking forward to it.Keep your eyes peeled in a few weeks time for when I publish a blog post about it! Having Mondays off is an absolute blessing. A lot of places are fairly quiet and that's the way I like it if I'm honest. Busy places aren't for me.

I don't really have much to report on which is quite weird because it's been a very long time since I last did one of these. My life feels like it's moving at a thousand miles a minute and I can't really keep up. I've been looking at houses (!) for when I move out in a few years time. I've already decided that I don't want a flat. I also want to actually own a property and not have to rent anywhere so I'm trying my hardest to be a bit more responsible with my money which is quite hard when you fall in love with everything you see on Asos. Speaking of Asos, I ended up buying an item from Lazy Oaf on there and I can't wait to show it to you all.

Want to know something that's been bugging me recently? It happened a good few weeks ago but I want to get it off my chest because I keep thinking about it. Someone made a comment about my weight not too long ago and it really shocked/upset me. It was at work and it was a much older lady and she made a comment not only to me but also her husband about my weight as I walked off. I approached her and her husband with some sauces and cutlery as they had both ordered food when she very rudely and loudly gasped "how do you stay so thin running around in a restaurant?!" I'd like to point out that I don't even work in a restaurant -lol. As I was taken by surprise by her rude comment about my body I sort of just smiled at her because I didn't really know what to say/do. She then had the audacity to ask me: "do you even eat?" Again, I didn't really know what to say/do so I just sort of laughed it off and said "not really" and as I walked off I heard her say to her husband "she's so thin!" 

I would never in a million years make a comment about the way someone looked to their face or even behind if it for that matter. I also want to make a point and say that if you wouldn't make a comment about someone who was slightly 'overlarge' or who was slightly 'bigger' then you have no right to make a comment about someone who is 'thin' or 'skinny'. You shouldn't really make comments about anyone's weight or how they look because number one: who are you to say something about someone else? and number two: it's just plain rude. I imagine that lady would of been very upset if I had gone up to her and said "why are you so big? Do you not work out?" It happened a while ago and it's still bugging me! I just think we all need to keep our mouths shut when it comes to other people's bodies.

That's pretty much it from me now! Hope you've all had a lovely time in the weather!

My New Go To Concealer

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Read on to find out why I love this concealer 

When it comes to concealers, I enjoy trying out new ones although I would say that I'm still loyal because I do tend to go back to the ones that I really like. Not so long ago in Boots, I went round to try out a new concealer because I knew that I was running low on my other concealers. This concealer from Maybelline instantly caught my eye so I thought that I would give it a go.

I enjoy make up from Maybelline but not so much the foundations because I find that the lightest shade is still a bit too dark for me but I still thought I'd give this a go because I was pretty intrigued by it. 

As much as I was intrigued by it I was a little bit wary of it because the last time I had a stick foundation was probably when I was back at school and it wasn't a particular good brand so when it came to applying it, I would literally drag my skin with it because the pay off was rubbish. The thought of it now makes me feel a bit funny. Anything to do with the skin underneath my eyes makes me go a bit funny. 

The first thing I noticed when applying this concealer was how well it glides on to the skin, I actually much prefer using this to my other concealers as I feel like I have more control on how I apply it. Not only does it apply easily but it blends in like a dream, I thought with it being a stick concealer it would come out thick and impossible to blend but I was very wrong when I did blend it out. I also went on to apply it to a few spots although it is a brightening concealer so it's more for under then eyes than it is for spots but that didn't stop me! The coverage is pretty decent but when it comes to how long it lasts, it's not the best for spots but lasted a fair while under the eyes. This concealer also contains a bit of shimmer to it which sounds a bit weird but when it's applied, I can't really see much of a shimmer which is okay for me because I apply it onto spots and no one whats a shiny spot on their face!

Also, with it being a stick foundation, I think that you get a lot more product than you would with a normal liquid concealer. The only thing that I find a bit disappointing is that there isn't really any description to this product but other than that I can't really fault it! Actually, there is one thing I can fault it with - the choice of colours to choose from. From what I could see there was only three shades to choose from; fair, fair to medium and then medium to dark (I'm not exactly sure if that's what they are called but you get the gist.)  I feel like with a lot of drugstore brands, they don't really put much effort into the different shades of concealers but will put a lot of effort into their foundations. Concealer is just as important as foundation is!


The Best Place To Look For Gorgeous Dresses

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

There are some days were I spend ages going through all different wedding dresses and admire their beauty and what I would look like whilst wearing them. No, I don't have a ring on my finger but that doesn't stop me. I love looking at wedding dresses and I've also thought about my ideal wedding dress.

Recently, I was contacted by the lovely people at Alessmode asking if I would write about their website and as soon as I scrolled through the wedding dresses I knew I had to share it with you guys! They have loads of different wedding dresses for you to choose from. They have everything from beach wedding dresses *Insert heart eyed emoji here* simple wedding dresses (don't let the word simple fool you here, these dresses are absolutely stunning) and they also have vintage wedding dresses - these wedding dresses are wedding dresses goals. Seriously, they are! Here are a few of my favourite dresses.

Click here to find out more information about this beautiful wedding dress

Click here to find out more information about this stunning wedding dress

Click here to find out more information about this gorgeous wedding guest dress

I don't really plan on getting married anytime soon but I have been invited to a wedding  next year and not only does Alessmode sell stunning wedding dresses, they also do bridesmaids dresses as well as wedding guest dresses. 

It's also a great website to look for prom dresses! I remember this time 6 years ago my friends and I were getting really excited about our prom and we couldn't stop talking about our dresses. For all of us, the dress was the most important thing to us which is why Alessmode is a great website because you really are spoilt for choice. They really do have everything you could want in a dress and more.

When you click on a dress, the Alessmode gives you a lot of information to help you get the perfect dress. They offer a lot of advice on how to measure yourself properly to make sure the dress fits perfectly, you can choose to have your dress any colour you want and you are also given the option (for a small fee) to add any extras such as a matching veil to your dress.

I really do think you should go and check out the amazing dresses over at Alessmode, I can guarantee you'll find one that you fall in love with!

This post is sponsored by Alessmode


The One Product I Would Recommend For Pale Girls

Monday, 12 June 2017

A product that I am slowly becoming obsessed with...

I am very pale, like extremely pale and when the sun comes out, I instantly burn. Now, for a while now I've been debating whether or not to get myself a spray tan due to the fact that I am extremely pale. (Note - I've never ever faked tan before) The thought of fake tanning doesn't really appeal to me because I just know that I'll mess up some how and the thought of having to wait round for ages for it to develop doesn't really float my boat. So a week or so ago, I saw an advertisement of this product and how it was a body lotion with a self tan built in it and I was pretty much sold. 

The other week, I noticed that it was on offer in Boots at half price so I thought to myself, just buy it and give it a go! So I did and then I fell in love.

I love this stuff!

I thought I would try it out on my legs first because that's my biggest issue: the fact that my legs are so, so pale and I feel like I look like a ghost when I actually get them out. Also, if it was to go wrong - no one would see them! So like I said, I tried them on my legs during the evening and slathered it on. It didn't take long for it to sink into my skin which I was pleased about because I didn't want to walk round the house with sticky legs. The next morning I woke up to healthier looking legs! It didn't give me (and it doesn't say that it will) a full blown tan but I was happy about that, it would be way too obvious if I was to fake tan myself. This product just sort of adds a bit of colour to your skin and tones down the paleness. The only problem I had was that it went a bit streaky on my feet but that was 100% my fault because I didn't rub it in enough which would be my top tip - just keep massaging it in all over to make sure you haven't missed anywhere. I'd also suggest to exfoliate before hand to get rid of any dead skin, I didn't do this before hand but when it washes off I'll make sure to exfoliate it beforehand.

This product comes in two different shades: fair to medium skin and medium to dark skin. It's probably obvious to the one that I chose...

I'm seriously impressed with this stuff! I'm not sure how long it actually lasts on the skin before it starts to fade away because I keep topping mine up before I go to bed so I can wake up with nice looking legs. 

If you are as pale as me and you are looking for a subtle tan in a tube then I would totally recommend you give this a go! I do plan on trying it out on my arms soon but I'm a bit paranoid that something will go totally wrong and I'll go to work with extremely streaky arms, ha. 

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