Sunday, 29 May 2016

May Favourites

Where has the time gone? I feel like I ask myself this question almost too often that it doesn't actually feel like it's only every month. The last week of May is passing us quickly and with that in mind, I thought it was about that time of month where I talk about some of the products and things I have been absolutely loving. This month includes sadly only two beauty products, but far more lifestyle bits, including some apps that have really been helping to keep me on track with life and learning. Find out more...

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Little Mix Makeup Tutorial: Perrie Edwards

If you're looking for a group of girls who slay, look no further than Little Mix. With their undeniable vocal talent, fashion style and adorable nature, they are arguably the most influential girl group in the world right now. First discovering them when they were wee little things on X Factor, my love for these four girls has quadrupled over the last few years, so I thought I might turn that love for them into something creative which has inspired me to film this Perrie Edwards makeup tutorial today.

I've also admitted to some subtle stalking in my quest to figure out the exact products and shades that Perrie has used in previous makeup looks so make sure you get a chance to check it out as I've also mentioned a few dupes for these products too!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Products My Skin Has Been Loving

As a blogger, sometimes I'm lucky enough to be invited to press events for various brands and I have most recently had the pleasure of attending the Chadstone Kiehl's store opening. Once there and acquainted with the store, I was walked through a skin consultation which included covering my skin type and any concerns I might have. For me, my skin tends to be quite oily in the Summer and can classify itself as more combination/oily in cooler months. My main concern with my skin is that I quite frequently breakout and I don't always have full control over the temptation to start popping any spots! I generally try to keep my hands away from my face but the temptation is too great sometimes...especially if it's a whopper!

After the event, we were kindly gifted with a range of products best suited for our skin types as was discussed during our consultations. I have been using these products for well over a month now and I'm ready to tell you just what I think of them.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

ColourPop Ultra-Matte Liquid Lipstick Swatches

Liquid lipsticks have been the hot topic in the beauty world for the past few years or so and even with the most recent release of liquid lipsticks slapped with the Kardashian brand, it seems the demand for them has gone through the roof. 

Laying all my cards out on the table, I don't strive in 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians', in fact it's really drama I try to steer clear of, but when the entire beauty community is on hold because of the release of the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits, people are going to notice. Of course, at first there was a lot of controversy surrounding the formula and shades of the lipsticks being very similar to those of the ColourPop range. Now this is where my interest sparked because you all know I'm a sucker for a dupe. Onto the ColourPop website I went, chose my shades, went to checkout freaked out at the shipping costs which pretty much matched my order! 

After some persuading, I got some of my friends to purchase some products too, so shipping was cut down dramatically! PHEW. Minor heart attacks aside, I finally got my lipstick order in the mail the other week and thought I would put together this super quick swatch video while I'm still testing out the formula and wear of them. No spoilers I'm afraid, you will have to wait another few weeks for my final thoughts...

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

22 Things I Have Learned in 22 Years

Hip Hip Hooray, it's officially my birthday, Happy Birthday to me! 

I'm another year older and another year wiser, (or so they say!) and before I blow out the candles for another year, I thought I would take some time to reflect on these past 22 years of my life. If you had asked a little 7 year old me what I thought my life would be like, this definitely isn't what I had imagined for myself. I one hundred percent believed I was going to receive my Hogwarts letter at 11 and then go on to become a famous Pop Star once I had left school. Although, all the finer details are there; I am incredibly grateful to love and be loved by my family and friends, regardless of how much of a pain in the ass I am to them! In saying that, I still wouldn't be opposed to attending a Scottish boarding school to learn about spells and wizardry no matter what my age! 

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Birthday Makeup Tutorial

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22! 

God, I have waited so long to sing that! In preparation for my birthday coming up this week, I've decided I want to get into the festivities early. I think it's always the build up to an occasion that's more exciting than the actual day so I'm really milking it for all it's worth because after this week, my birthday will be over for another 365 days and that thought is a little bit depressing. 

I'll admit it, I'm extremely lame and like to plan out my makeup for all sorts of special events so as you can imagine, my birthday is no exception. As I started to think about what sort of makeup look I would like to go for this year, my mind sort of went into overdrive and it all turned out a bit more over the top than I was planning, but sometimes you've just got to go with the flow, and I still absolutely adore this cool-toned, purple smoky eye!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

What I Eat In A Day: Greek Easter | Vegan, Plant-Based

As most of you will already know, I changed my diet at the beginning of the New Year. It wasn't because it was cool or the trendy thing to do right now, it was for me and ultimately for the environment. I have now been eating a vegan, plant-based diet for the past four months and I have to admit, it was much easier to transition than expected. Although I have only changed what I have been eating so far, I hope to apply this attitude to my entire lifestyle with time. 

Growing up in a Greek family, I was raised on food. I know technically everyone is raised on food, but I honestly mean it. Food is at the forefront of any occasion and celebration and sometimes even determines the festivities too. With the Easter celebrations impending, I was starting to feel a little bit self-conscious about turning up to the family party with vegetables (although I assure you, it's not all I eat) and having relatives chew my ear off about why I wasn't eating the 'normal' food. 

I then came up with the idea for this post to share with you what I ate for each meal and also share any recipes I have come across too. Now please, don't take this post the wrong way. By no means do I want to come across as 'preachy', I honestly just want to share some lovely foodporn with you!

Sunday, 1 May 2016

April Favourites

Erm...When did it become May? 

Hello and welcome to my birthday month where the weeks ahead will be filled with everything and anything that revolves around my birthday. Birthday cake, birthday presents, birthday makeup...You name it and it's bound to happen! 

Okay, let's backtrack a bit and hop in a little time machine to a more simpler time, like the month of April. Here are some of the things that I have been loving in gearing me up to celebrate my birthday! 

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