As March has been a bit of a right off for me I thought I’d just wrack my brains for some things that have bought a smile to my face.
Noisette potatoes… Had them in the hospital bit of nostalgia from my childhood. Like little balls of potato in batter. Delish.
Jim Reeves – I love you because. My poorly great aunt ( who’s had a stroke) said put Jim reeves on and when I played this she mouthed all the words. Bless her heart. The lyrics are beautiful 😍
APP OF THE MONTH
Pottery lite – it’s therapeutic, you throw a pot then decorate it then sell it at a pretend auction. It’s rather addictive and is good if you want to fill in some empty time.
Purely because of what I’ve endured these past weeks.
Let me know down below something in your March that’s made you happy.
ROLL ON APRIL 🙈
Don’t you hate it when you wake up and you have dark circles through lack of sleep or that unwanted spot that just lands on your face. I know there are worst things in life, but it’ll make you feel so much more confident if you can conceal them.
So I’ve come up with 4 concealers that are very much raved about and I also have some tips to help
COLLECTION LASTING PERFECTION CONCEALER
At £4.19 this is the cheapest one I’m going to mention. You can find it at Boots and Superdrug It really does help conceal the dark circles and definitely helped cover redness but not my spots. Not to say it won’t help yours. It comes in a range of shades too.
REVOLUTION CONCEAL AND DEFINE CONCEALER
This one is a dupe for another one I’m going to mention that’s a bit pricey, this one is a fraction of the price at £5 from either Superdrug or Beauty Bay. It gives a full coverage which I like. You can get these in two different sizes as well if you tend to use a lot of concealer.
L’ORÉAL INFAILLABLE MORE THAN CONCEALER
This one is new out and I’ve been using it for about a month and I don’t have any intention of switching back. It has concealed my dark circles, my troublesome spots and any redness I get. It is £9.99 but I’d rather spend a tiny bit more to get a good result and fingers crossed it’ll last a few months.
TARTE SHAPE TAPE
At a steep £23. 00 the Tarte Shape Tape concealer does all the revolution concealer does but with a brand which all products come with a hefty price tag. I believe you can only get Tarte from America so people are selling them for £31.00 on Ebay. You’re silly if you wanna spend that and you don’t even know if it’s a knock off.
Those colour correction sets that come with all those different colours in them have uses for different skin complaints so I’ve found this down below that explains which colour helps what.
Also here is the places to apply your concealer to get the best results.
I also put a stripe down my nose only because I find if I don’t my foundation rubs off.
I hope you found this post informative and let me know if you have tried any others I haven’t named and you think they are worth a try.
You know what I’ll hold my hands up and say i nearly forgot to do my monthly favourites, think because we only get 28 days in February this year.
So of course I had some faves so here goes.
AIRLINE THE TV SHOW
Do you recognise these from back about 15 years ago at least. It was always on the tele and i enjoyed it then, then i found out that cbs reality on freeview had it on catch up so I’ve been binge watching Jane, Leo and Katrina.
SONG OF THE MONTH
I haven’t got a bloody clue how to pronounce her name but it’s been in my head lately its called don’t feel like crying, i guess it doesn’t help they play it on the radio loads. Its got a good beat, that’s why i think i like it.
NEW SET OF WHEELS
Not everyone will understand why it’s a favourite, but I’ve got an electric wheelchair for good weather and the other one was on loan. So money I’d saved at Christmas I’d kept to buy this…wasn’t too expensive but i only want it for A to B. Its so pretty in purple and it helps my mum alot because its lightweight.
I have literally had this for 3 days and I’m so in love with it. I always look for mascara that gives the falsie look without having to spend a fortune, Milani came through with this one on Beauty Bay for £10. Highly recommend it.
As always i leave you with my favourite quote
Hope your February has been full of memories 😘
Til next time
Even though there is only 31 days of January- this month seems to have gone on and on and on. How we can’t wait for it to end….
but first let’s talk through my favourites.
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH THE ORIGINAL SERIES
I remember how I raced home from school to make sure I put this on before my brother hogged the remote control when he got in.
I was pleasantly surprised a few weeks ago to see that E4 was playing reruns of this. So I am reliving my youth of when I wished I could have a talking cat like Salem and another world through our airing cupboard on top of our stairs.
- Having my Niece over and going through all the nursery rhymes you can think of and watching her get excited when I knew all the words. She’s precious our Daisy
- Got to speak to my Dad on the phone for 45 mins. This is good because he has Dementia so his attention span is usually poor. I love hearing his voice and he still calls me Hol so there’s still a glimmer of hope.
- Going to my Cousin 40th Party this weekend just gone. The music was all the oldies and it was a excuse to have a few archers and lemonade. The hangover the next day was minimal so thumbs up.
OLLY MURS – EXCUSES
I have always liked Olly Murs style of singing. All his songs are really catchy. He’ll always get a Darlin‘ in there if you really listen…quite funny actually. It’s good to see him back on our screen in The Voice too.
ALIEN GIFT SET BY MUGLER
Oh my goodness me…after my friend sent me a little sample in a box swap we done I said to my Mum did she wanna chip in and get this gift set with me and it is the most sensual scent my nose have inhaled. Let’s just say I smell bloody lush.
finally I always leave you with a quote so this is my favourite at the mo.
I hope you’ve had some fab moments throughout January. Feel free to share them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by
Til next time
First of all i want to congratulate myself.
I’ve actually managed to stick to a whole year of writing my monthly favourites…small accomplishments and all that.
Anyways lets get on with this months faves.
Play by Jax Jones and Years and years. It’s one I’ve very recently discovered and i absolutely love it.
These were things I’d never tried before but without a doubt I’d have it again and again – obviously had sprouts before but not with anything added to them. Stollen is a German cake i think with marzipan, fruit and other yummy things and looks a bit like fruit loaf but it’s so much more fancier.
I Really enjoy my instagram stories and it’s good to try stand out. I think last month i done pocket video which can be used anywhere on social. But these 3 are especially for Instagram. Worth downloading to have a play around.
The quote speaks for itself and doesn’t really need any explanation.
So December is nearly over and it’s been one hell of a month. Roll on the new year i say.
I do hope you all still aren’t eating turkey sandwiches.
(Got to be a long standing Christmas joke)
TTFN – ta ta for now for all who were thinking what on earth does that mean
Last month i remember wishing the leaves would change colour and fall off. The trees surrounding our house are completely naked. So my wish was granted. However mother bagged them all up from the garden and it looks like there never was any.
So November has been a funny month, blink and you would have missed it.
First of all my favourite thing this month was having my hair cut and donating 10 inches of it.
Then comes these:
I heard it on the radio and good old shazam told me the title and who it was by.
It was Don’t worry baby by The Beach boys – I remember it being on the film never been kissed and loving the song back then.
I have absolutely loved the Vanilla Marshmallow range from The Body Shop. It’s not your typical Christmas scent but I’m pretty sure it’s part of the Christmas ones. I did go a bit mad in the sale but I’ll smell bloody beautiful so it’s all good.
One of my followers over on Instagram that I’ve been in touch with from the start of my blogging journey has been an absolute babe especially when i need cheering up.
Shes from South Africa and you will love her too i guarantee it – her name is Victoria otherwise known as toridacosta her blog is Allthingsbelo
I have had this on my android phone for a few months then i saw someone using it on a YouTube video i was watching and on apple it has so many features that it doesn’t have on android. You can turn videos into something original and really wonderful. Its free aswell its called PocketVideo (all one word). I use it all the time now for all sorts of projects and on Instagram.
You know me i am all about being confident in your own skin and when i saw this i just had to include it as my favourite for this month
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what I’ve loved this month. Let me know what’s made your November.
Til next time
You know the make up that you wear pretty much every day, the one that feels like your second skin? The ones you buy again and again. Those that if they were to be discontinued you’d have a mini meltdown.
That’s your signature beauty products
I thought I’d empty out my make up bag and tell you about mine.
I have been using Max Factor Facefinity it’s a 3 in 1 primer, concealer and foundation all in one – light ivory to be exact cos I’m a pale peach.
Not found one yet that’s done better (yes I know Tarte do one but not in my price range) than my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. My dark circles and spots are invisible underneath this.
I go between two. One which is the Maybelline Lash Sensational waterproof. I use these on days I know we will have rain and I may be hormonal. The other one is my Givenchy Mini Noir Couture Volume I had from the glamour beauty club. It gives wow volume I love it.
For a few years now this has been in my life and it stands pretty much whatever you throw at it. My Mac Pro Longwear Fluidline Gel Liner. It’s a little more pricier than one you buy from one of the brands in Boots or Superdrug but it lasts forever.
It took me forever to try find a lipstick shade that suited me and that stayed on my lips after eating/drinking and even kissing if I’m lucky. It’s only a couple of quid and it’s a Primarni special. It’s in between a brown, pink and a neutral. One I highly recommend buying.
I have to say over the years that Natural Collection was going in Boots nothing came close to giving my face a light bronzing than the pearls. One swirl of your brush in it and it was just enough to do your whole face without looking super caked. Sad that they have discontinued the brand but I thought ahead and got a couple. Benefits Hula bronzer is ok for contouring but I rarely do that cos I don’t have the nack of doing it.
There you have it…My faves.
What would be yours?
Thanks for reading, I’ll be back tomorrow.