Saturday, 18 November 2017

What's in My Handbag

I love seeing what's in my handbag videos and blog posts and here is my own. My handbag doesn't get to go out very often due to the fact that I am too busy with this whole Leaving Cert yoke which I am already sick of. This is a collab with one of my good blogger friends Guilianna from Guilianna Marie.

My handbag is from Zara and I bought it around April of this year and I love it. It's big enough to put everything you need into it but it is small enough that it doesn't look huge and you can't over fill it. I've used it when I was in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

The most important thing that's in my handbag is my wallet, I bought this in Stradivarius in Tenerife last Christmas. I love this size as I can put my cash, cones and all my store cards and student card into. The zip has become a tad bit faulty though, so I might try to get that fixed as I love the quirkiness of this wallet.

I always bring earphones with me especially when I am going on a bus or train by myself. I normally don't listen to music out and about as I like to stay cautious as you never know what's going to happen. The ones I'm currently using are JVC Gummy Boost Stereo Earphones, they are the perfect shape for my ears and the sound quality is good in them for less than €10.

I have some pads, painkillers and a pen tucked into the side of my bag for cases of emergency. I am always going to use these items as they come in handy when you are in a tight situation.

In a makeup bag, I usually have lip balm, hand cream, perfume samples, setting spray and whatever lipstick I am wearing on that day.

I keep a small canvas bag for times when you aren't given a paper bag in shops or if your unfaithful bag rips, that has happened on many occasions for me. I also think it is important is to be kinder to the environment and by having a reusable bag it helps me use less disposable bags.

Most of the time there is food of some sort in it as I get hungry easily so that's handy when the hunger monster shows up.

My phone and my iPod are always there including a battery pack just in case they are low on juice. I bought mine in Primark for €9 and it is great. Firstly, I love the coral colour and also it can charge my iPod and my phone twice!

That's all that is within my handbag, I hope you enjoyed this slightly different post and definitely check out Guilianna's post.

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Empties #9

It's been an age since I did an Empties and my beauty trash has grown considerable. The majority of these products I have been trying to use up for the past few months, and I am so glad to see them empty.

Sephora Avocado Face Mask
When my cousin was in Dubai, I asked her to pick me up two avocado face masks from Sephora. I used this the night before school began and I really enjoyed it, the only thing was it didn't smell like avocados. My skin felt really soft and rejuvenated afterwards. If you are going to try one of these masks out don't remove the pink part completely before you apply it to your face as if you do it sticks together and is really hard to pull apart, from personal experience. The only downside is that Sephora's own brand test on animals which sucks so, I won't be repurchasing this product unless Sephora charge their ways.

Sanctuary Spa Cleanse Polishing Hot Cloth Cleanser
After everyone went nuts for the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser, I became intrigued about getting it but the price point kinda scared me especially when I had never tried a hot cloth cleanser before and I went for this one. I enjoyed using this, I used this every morning and night to cleanse my skin and it never dried out my skin. The only thing that I didn't like about it was the smell as it was pungent. I have found another cleanser, Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser that is half the price, works as well and has a nice smell. I would repurchase this again if I couldn't get my hands on the Superdrug one.

Boots Tea Tree & Hazel Exfoliating Face Scrub
I finally got this out of my collection, I really feel that I should get an award for it. I used to use this back in the day and I thought it was great for my skin but when using it up I have come to realise how awful it is. Firstly, there is plastic micro-beads which is a huge no no, not just for the environment but also they aren't the best for your skin. When I used it, I noticed it stung my face and that's not ideal. I won't be ever repurchasing this as it was all in all bad.

Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner
This is the second or even third bottle of this toner that I have gone through and I think it will be my last. I was having a look at the product list and noticed that the second highest ingredient was alcohol and that bothers me a little as alcohol isn't supposed to be great for your skin, can cause breakouts and dryness. It is a nice toner don't get me wrong but I feel that I could find something my skin might prefer.

Coco Loco Coconut Oil
I bought this as it as on offer and it did everything that a normal tub of coconut oil would do. I use it as a makeup remover sometimes but mostly I use it as a night moisturiser and as a shaving cream. It works amazing for all three things and leaves my skin feeling soft after shaving. It was also less than the €5 mark as in some places it can cost nearly €20 for the same amount.

Oriflame Discover Parisian Delight Body Scrub
I finally got this out of my collection after having it for 2 years. It wasn't a bad body scrub but the scent was very artificial and there were those plastic microbeads. I used this to exfoliate my legs and it did the job but I will definitely not be repurchasing this again.

Primark Eyelash Curler
I bought this at least 4 years ago and this product stemmed my hatred for eyelash curlers that I only get over this year. This curler never curled my eyelashes instead it pulled them out and I didn't like that form of torture, so I left to the back of my collection for years. I know Primark has a new eyelash curler that everyone is grabbing and I will probably try it out at some stage to but for this one it is going in the trash.

Catrice Camouflage Concealer in 010 Porcellain
This is my new holy grail concealer, I bought this tube back in April and I have been loving it ever since. It isn't a high coverage concealer but it is definitely medium. Unfortunately for any of my tanned friends the shade range is terrible as there are only 3. I used this as an under eye concealer and to cover up any pesky spots that may be lurking on my face. I already have another one on the go and with a great price point of less than €5 I don't see why I shouldn't get it.

Have you got any empties yet?

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 4 November 2017

10 More Childhood Shows I Miss

I made a post a few months ago talking about some TV shows that I miss from when I was younger. Since then, I have thought a lot about other shows I used to watch as I child and I thought I would share with you ten more I miss.

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Power Rangers
Having a brother influenced a lot of the shows we'd watch and also having four channels. I loved watching Power Rangers especially SPD, Ninja Storm and Wild Force. My favourite was Ninja Storm as I used to pretend I was always the pink ranger going round my garden pretending to kill random villains. All seasons of Power Rangers are on Netflix and I plan on watching them up until SPD.

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The Crocodile Hunter
The iconic Steve Irwin who brought crocodiles and other unusual creatures into my world. I would always get to watch this on Discovery Kids, which now doesn't exist, in my Granny's house and I enjoyed sitting down and learning about these creatures that I had never seen before. Even though the TV show isn't on Netflix there is a movie that I will definitely watch as soon as I have time to.

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As a toddler I was obsessed with the Rugrats, probably because I thought I was one, and I have video tapes and pictures of me with merch to prove it. A few years ago, I watched the Rugrats movie and fell back in love with all the characters including Angelica. My parents still go on about my brother and mine obsession with this show.

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Kim Possible
Call me, bleep me if you wanna reach me. I always wanted to be Kim Possible but let's be honest I'm more like Wade. Kim the adventurous teen who fights crime, mostly against Dr, Drakken and Shego and continues to have a daily highschoolers life. What more do you need from a TV show? A badass and a sidekick by the name of Ron Stoppable. I used to get up early on a Saturday to watch it and it was always amazing.

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H2O : Just Add Water
Another TV show that is thankfully on Netflix in its entirety. H2O a TV show about ordinary teenagers that turn into mermaids when touching water and also have other cool powers. This show gave off Aquamarine vibes. Nothing was better than pretending to be a mermaid or watch a H2O.

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Sonny with a Chance
Sonny was probably one of the last few Disney shows that I actually liked. It was about Sonny who moves to LA to become an actress and joins the cast of So Random. I loved the rivalry between the casts of So Random and Mackenzie Falls. The only thing that bothered me was the decision to spin off So Random into a show with a live audience which I absolutely hated and thankfully it only lasted 1 season.

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This isn't That's So Raven but it was nearly as good as it. Raven was an adventure game show for kids known as warriors who did tasks over 5 days and every day the warrior with the least lives would be eliminated. I loved the set as it was mystical and different to any other show.

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Lizzy McGuire
This is the first show I remember getting into and loving, I even remember begging my mom to bring me to see it in the cinema and I did and it was amazing. It was a show about an ordinary girl and her ordinary world and I think that's why I liked it so much.
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Quiz Zone
Now onto some Irish TV that gave me life and somehow aren't being made any more. Quiz Zone was a game show where one team member would have to go through an obstacle course while the others are in a room looking for an answer to a question. Only at certain times do the team members get to make contact with each other. It was the most entertaining show ever as some kids took it so seriously while others were so chill about it. I always wanted to do it but when I was in the correct age bracket they stopped making it.

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Foreign Exchange
This show was about a magic portal between Galway, Ireland and Perth, Australia and the two unlikely teens that come across it. The Ireland portion of the show was filmed near my grandparents house and from the road you can still see the building that they used for boarding school. It was on Pop Girl until that got shut down but its still floating around the Internet. I hope to rewatch it soon as I started watching it 2 years ago and never finished it.

What TV shows do you miss?

Thanks for being awesome,