Saturday, 30 December 2017

A Look Back

It's the second last day of 2017, am I excited? Not really. Am I bored? No. Have I eaten absolutely everything around me for the past week? HELL YEAH! 2017 has been a challenging year for me, the Leaving Cert isn't all sunshine and rainbows but it isn't all that bad either. I'm nearly finished my secondary education and I'm nearly at the finishing line, I can see it. I love doing these round up posts at the end of Summer and the end of the year as I like to focus on the more positive side of the last 365 days and have something to look back to in a couple of years time to see what I did in 2017.

By far one of the highlights of my year was going to Edinburgh for 5 days in July and I enjoyed it so much. I've come to realise I'm more of a city break person than a sun holiday person. I recorded my adventures and have a video of it on my YouTube channel.

So, over the year my YouTube channel has changed a lot, I do more than just music on it and also I changed my name to match my blog. Even though I don't upload as regularly, I enjoy making the videos especially Rain which was quite an artsy piece. I unfortunately didn't upload every month but I have posted 13 videos which I am very happy with.

I've read quite a bit this year surprisingly and bet my goal of 12 books by reading 16, which is one more from last year. I read:
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Foster by Claire Keegan
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling
Mafiosa by Catherine Doyle
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Nowhere's Child by Kari Rosvall
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas
Asking For It by Louise O'Neill
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Fully Functioning Human Almost by Melanie Murphy
Carrie by Stephen King
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

I've started The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel but I haven't finished it yet so I don't think it counts.

College Open Day Banter
One of the highlights in the second half of the year was going to two college open days, UL and UCC. I was thinking of going to UCD, but I was sick the day of the open day so, I decided against it. The definite highlight was meeting Ailbhe Woods from The Red Brunette, I already talked about this in a previous post but it made the experience more enjoyable as I had someone I knew to show me around.

Some of my New Years Goals
Apart from the few I've talked about already in this post, I only accomplished some of my New Years Goals and I don't mind as looking at them now, they weren't idealistic. I saved €500 this year, and I am so happy with that, I have put this money towards my car fund.

Speaking of cars, I failed my driving test this year. I was so nervous and everything that could go wrong went wrong. Looking back I'm glad I didn't get it, I haven't driven since due to the expense of insurance and having very little time. I hope to reapply to do my test after my Leaving Cert.

Turning 18
So, I'm now legally an adult which is pretty weird to say but it is true. I am able to vote in the next election and referendum and I will vote, I don't see the point in having the ability of voting and not using it. Apart from that, nothing has really changed, I used to think 18 was this magical coming of age where you have your life together and in reality that's a big fat nope.

Silver Gaisce
I've completed my Silver Gaisce, and I am so proud, I haven't sent away the forms yet, but I am finished done and dusted. I enjoyed everything I was doing and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip away, it was a lovely escape from school for 3 days and it was nice to see my bed by the end of it.

Blog Related
Normally I don't talk about my stats but this year has been  unusual year, my blog overall stats have been like a roller-coaster this year up and down each month to the next. It can be discouraging but I've liked the majority of content I've put up this year. What really has accelerated is my Snapchat, though I don't have that many followers I find myself snapping more and more, and I enjoy it so much as it's easier to do than YouTube. Once as I get some free time and the days aren't as dark I hope to get back into recording a couple of YouTube videos.

One of my proudest moments this year is getting the Bronze in Best Lifestyle Blog in Blog Awards Ireland. It was an absolute honour to be recognised for my work and not by the amount of views I get. I entered it originally thinking I wouldn't get even shortlisted nevermind a finalist

How's your year been?

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Favourite Things of 2017

It's the Eve of Christmas Eve and this post isn't even a Christmas one! It's nearly the end of 2017 and I thought I would share with you some of my favourite products from this year.

Wet Brush
I don't think I've talked about this hairbrush before, I was in a huge need for a new hair brush as I was using the same one from Primark since I was 8. I had heard so much about the Wet Brush, but they are kinda hard to find in Ireland but low and behold, I found this one in TK Maxx for €10 and I snatched it up. This brush doesn't tug at your hair even when wet! I found all my other hair brushes would scratch my scalp but this one doesn't and my hair feels amazing all the time now.

Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo
I was getting sick of using cans of dry shampoo, I had to use a lot to get anywhere with it, and I was going through cans twice as fast as usual. I heard about powder dry shampoo and was curious and when I was in Lush I picked one up. It is a more expensive dry shampoo, I think I paid around €10 for it but it has already lasted as long as 2 bottles of dry shampoo. I love the fresh lemon scent it gives off and how great it is at absorbing oil. The only critic is it takes 10 minutes to put in but it lasts like 2 days. It can be a little messy too so don't do it in your best clothes, personally I do it the night before.

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer 
I've talked about this concealer before in a New in Beauty post and I still love this concealer so much. It suits my ghostly complexion, it has good coverage and lasts on my face. I am currently on my second tube of this concealer and the great part is that it doesn't break the bank at all at €3.95, it's one of my top 10 under €10.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
Another train I was two years late for is beauty blenders, they are amazing. I love using this to apply my foundation and concealer, I don't use it every day as it can be time consuming blending in all the product but I love doing it if I am going to an event or just feel like being a little fancy.

Cleanse Off Mitt
One thing I learned this year is the importance of not using wipes and cotton pads on a daily bases, they don't remove your makeup properly, and they contain some not so nice additives. I love my Cleanse Off Mitt and I've tried the Primark Makeup Eraser version which are good but I prefer the COM. It is a reusable cloth that you dampen and use to remove your makeup. The only thing that takes a while to get used to is washing it after each use.

Essence Make Me Brow
Another product in my Top 10 Under 10 post that I have fallen in love with this year. My brow game has improved a lot this year with the addition of proper brow products instead of using eyeshadows. I love that this can be used by itself for a natural look or on top of another product to add more dimension to them brows.

Kiko Gossamer Emotion Creamy Lipstick in Papaya (117)
I nearly forgot this one but I remembered it just on time for this post! Also, this is the actual link for it as previous posts with this lipstick I couldn't find this colour. I have gotten loads of wear out of this lipstick since I bought it in July, it lasts like a liquid lipstick without drying out your lips in the mean time. The price point is amazing €7, the down side is that there are no Kiko shops in Ireland that I know of and shipping is free over €49. I will be wearing it loads over the holidays.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.

What's your favourite things of this year?

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 16 December 2017

My Christmas Wishlist

It's finally December and I thought I would start doing some Christmassy posts and to start off I'm going to do a pretty generic one, a Christmas Wishlist. This is my third year doing this so definitely check out my 2016 and 2015 ones.

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iPhone 7
This is the biggest thing that I've ever wanted for Christmas, I have never had an iPhone but I've had my trusty iPod Touch for 3 years and it is time for it to throw in the towel. At first, I was a little apprehensive thinking about getting an iPhone 7 as it was no earphone jack but with it only being €100 extra than an iPhone 6s, I thought it was a good idea as it'll last younger than the iPhone 6s. Also, you can get splitters on Amazon. Obviously I'm not expecting anyone to fork out for the whole thing as that would be insane, I hope to put some money towards it myself.

Symmetry Series Clear Case for iPhone 8 & iPhone 7
Otterbox Case
I need to protect this phone if I end up getting it and I know Otterbox are a great brand. This clear case in Stardust caught my eye as it is simple but cute at the same time.

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Do I need more Harry Potter merch? Hell yeah! My jewellery collection has always been very small, I never really buy myself necklaces unless for special occasions but when I saw Alex and Ani announce this collaboration I died a little inside. This necklace is beautiful, simple and adjustable which is so cool and also it has the Deathly Hallows symbol, what more would I want!

Bluedio T2S Bluetooth Stereo Headphones
Another tech item is bluetooth headphones, since I am getting an iPhone 7 with no earphone jack I need to get some bluetooth listening devices. The great things about these is that they can be used wirelessly or wired. I have heard so much about these headphones from Laura's Views and they have amazing reviews on Amazon so I think they are worth a shot. I've them already in my cart.

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Z Palette
I've wanted a Z Palette for a while now after making a makeshift one out of a tin and bluetack. I love the idea of people able to depot single shadows into a palette as I find I never use my single shadows. I have heard so much about these palettes for years now and I think it is finally time to get one.

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The Ordinary
I have heard every blogger under the sun talk about The Ordinary and finally after a good investigation I have picked 2 things to add to my skincare regime, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a dupe for La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo that I love but I find it doesn't work as well for me any more and Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is a dupe for Pixi Glow Tonic which is another cult favourite. I doubt I'll get this as a Christmas present from anyone but I will use my Christmas money to buy these.

Eleven With Eggos POP Figure
I am obsessed with Stranger Things and after season 2 all I want is more. El is definitely one of my favourite characters along with Hopper, Steve and Nancy, really there is no character that I truly hate. I love El's obsession with Eggos, it's such a cute detail.

What's on your Christmas wishlist?

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Secret Santa Gift Guide Under €15

It's nearly two weeks until Christmas and like me you are still on the hunt for a few small gifts for people or maybe you're doing Secret Santa. You could always give them a voucher but what's the fun of that. Here's a few things I've spotted that are under the €15 mark which for any international folks is around $17.80 and £13.50. Some prices may be different due to currency conversion.

The Beauty Obsessed

Real Techniques Mini Contour Brush €8
These are the cutest things ever and so handy if your giftee loves topping up their makeup on the go. The brush has a full size head and like all the Real Techniques brushes is really good quality and has the great versatility of using it as a powder brush or even a foundation one.

Burts Bees Beeswax Bounty Gift Set €14
You can never have enough lip balms and since the months are colder and much harsher on your lips, some more luxury lip balms are a great idea. This set contains a Vitamin E & Peppermint, Mango, Vanilla Bean and Pomegranate lip balms. What a selection?
Sleek Matte Me Must Haves Gift Set €8
Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams are a cult classic especially Birthday Suit! This set contains four 3ml lips creams from the collection, Birthday Suit, Rioja Red, Velvet Slipper and Old Hollywood. This set has a nice array of colours, a nude, red, purple and brown and the perfect size for travel or for experimenting. There's also one for the Metalic Matte Me.

Lush Little Snow Fairy Gift Set €13
We all know a Lushie in our lives. This cute gift set contains a 100g of Snow Fairy Shower Gel and a Snow Fairy Jelly Bomb. Lush does charge extra so if you want to get them separately it costs €15.10 but you get 2 and a half times more shower gel.

The Book Lover

Hogwarts House Pin €7.80
What's better than getting your Potter obsessed friend their Hogwarts house pin? Nothing! I bought one of these a year and a half ago and wear it on my school uniform every day and it is still holding up strong. These are so cute and why not show some house pride with this pin.

Book Wrapped Pencil Set €8.74
I love a good pencil with a cute quote but pencils with quotes from your favourite book is out of this world. They are available from Etsy and you can get any book from Pride & Prejudice to Percy Jackson.
Book Sleeve €7.80
Why have I not heard of these until now? This is a book sleeve that protects your beloved book from being destroyed in your bag. There are many types and sizes to choose from.

The Nerd 

Super Mario Bros Magnets €6.70
Who doesn't like Super Mario Bros? These are adorable magnets that can be used anywhere on a fridge, metal noticeboard or white board to make them just a little more interesting.

Pop! Funko €10-15
There are so many series to the Pop Funko brand, Stranger Things, Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones, Marvel, Disney, Rick & Morty. There's bound to be one that they'd like.

Pac-Man Heat Change Mug €10.60
You gotta love the novelty of a heat change mug and I think everyone has played Pac-Man at some time in their lives. It's a simple black mug with some character.

Mornings Are For Coffee and Contemplation Mug €7.05
I had to put this one in! And to be honest, I could do a whole Stranger Things gift guide/ wishlist as I am still on that bandwagon. Anyway, probably one of the best lines in Stranger Things that Hopper has uttered. It has been made into different types of mugs with different designs.

The Stationery Enthusiast

Happy Jackson A5 Here's The Plan Notebook €11
I love Happy Jackson notebooks, they always have a cute saying on the cover and the quality is excellent. There's an array of different types, sizes and cute sayings to choose from

Weekly Planner €9.30
This is the cutest thing ever! If you know someone who loves being organised or keeps going on about how they want to get organised, this is for them. Throw in a couple colourful whiteboard markers and you're sorted.
Paladone Pug Pen Holder €7.85
This is adorable and I want it in my life. This is great for anyone who loves stationery and also dogs. It's the cutest thing you can get for your desk.

The Last Minute One

I know this might sound a little lame but if you don't have time it'll have to do and there are so many vouchers to choose from, Netflix, Spotify, Starbucks, Primark, Debenhams, Boots, Amazon. At least your Secret Santa will use it and like it.

DIY Brownie/Cookie/ Cake Mix in a Jar
If you have a favourite sweet treat recipe why not share it with a friend. Layer all the dry ingredients in a large jar. Make up a cute recipe card with all the ingredients and steps and tie it to the jar with ribbon. Bonus: Add a small wooden spoon for the fun. I think this is a great idea if you love cooking yourself and want to share it with someone.

Happy shopping!

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 2 December 2017

The October and November Edition

The past two months have gone so quickly and I can't get over that it is nearly Christmas. October and November have been manic months for me, I had tests and just general school stuff to do. Here's what I go up to:

Shows I've Watched

Stranger Things 2
OMG, OMG, OMG! Season 2 really hit it out of the park. I like season 1 but it took me a while to get into the story as for season 2 I was hooked before the intro for the first episode came on. I don't want to give any spoilers but I few characters developed in season 2 and had much more of a role. Firstly  Steve Harrington, in season 1 he is a bit of an ass, but he completely changes into a soccer mom with 6 kids. It may seem weird but I loved the character and I think it helped that himself and Nancy parted ways. I watched this season in three days and I haven't got over it since.

Riverdale Season 2
Stranger Things has destroyed Riverdale for me, I loved season 1 but season 2 just ain't cutting it for me. I am still watching it hoping it will get better but I find it rather stale so far, and I am over halfway through the season.

Goodbye Christopher Robin
I went to see this in cinema with my mam at the start of October and I loved it. It is based around the life of Christopher Robin who was famous due to his father's publication of Winnie the Pooh. Off the bat, I am so glad Disney didn't make this as they would have glossed over everything from A.A Milne's PTSD to his wife being an awful mother. It showed the insight to Christopher's life before. During and after of the success of Winnie the Pooh and how he wanted none of it. It is a real tearjerker but 100% worth the watch.

La La Land
La La Land was added to Netflix at the start of November, and I was so excited to watch it as I've heard so much about this musical but I was slightly disappointed. It was watchable but not mind-blowing. The soundtrack was probably the best part of the whole thing as some of the songs are very catchy but a part from that it was a huge meh to me.

Once Upon A Time
I was not expecting much from this show but it sure is watchable. I am currently on Season 2 and loving every minute. You probably know that OUAT is based off fairy tale characters that all live in the same universe but what I didn't know is that they are cursed to forget their past life and the evil queen rules over them because you know, she's evil.

Books I've Read

I spotted this in my school library and I decided it was worth a read as I watched the 2013 remake of Carrie and I really enjoyed it, though a lot of people said it was the worst remake. The 2013 remake isn't too faithful towards the book, it is very similar but the ending is rather different. Steven King's writing style is so interesting, the book is not just narration, there're articles from different scientific journals which added something unique to the story. I didn't find it scary at all but it isn't unicorns and rainbows.

A Street Cat Named Bob
This book is definitely more unicorns and rainbows, it is about James who is a recovering drug addict living in very basic accommodation in London and befriends this cat who he names Bob. He basically talks about his life and how Bob changed everything for him, it's based on a true story which is even better. This is such a quick read, I read it within 4 days but it was enjoyable all the same.

The Handmaids Tale
I had heard a lot about the TV series made from this show, and I was curious to read the book first. It is a dystopian novel about a Christian fundamentalist world where men have all the power and young women, handmaids are used to help increase the population. Everything is very strict and women have no rights what so ever. I think it was a strange book, it was difficult to read at times but at the end you get a full picture.

Turtles All The Way Down
I started reading this but I've done a reading hiatus for the past few weeks and I haven't had time to get back into it. So far, it is typical John Green. 

Stuff I Liked

So there's a bit of sceal (that's story in Irish) about me not getting my hands on Taylor's new album, I had ordered it on the Taylor Swift UK and Ireland store and to date it still hasn't arrived. I have contacted customer services and something is getting sorted out. Thankfully yesterday it was added to Spotify and I could finally delve into the album. I also, got tickets for the Dublin show and I can't wait.

Stranger Things App
I have been on a Stranger Things obsession since season 2 came out and it's no different. I am normally not a game app person but this Stranger Things game is amazing. It has a different plot to the TV show but still carries all its amazing characters. I played this a lot during the midterm and also I was sick for a week, so I get up to 50% completed. I love that there's no time limit as time limit games stress me out.

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
I have always been a huge Animal Crossing fan, I first had Animal Crossing Wild World on DS and then once as New Leaf came out I needed it. This is the first AC app and it is very different to the original but I like it. You are given a campsite and you get to design it, make friends, do tasks and invite people over to your campsite. It is very addictive but isn't as good as the DS format but it's worthwhile playing.

What have you been liking recently?

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 25 November 2017

The Road to the Leaving Cert

The Leaving Cert is coming closer and closer except it's not like Christmas, I just want to be over as quick and as painless as possible. I thought I would update you all with how my life, which revolves around eat, sleep, study repeat, is going and what I've been up to since the start of this school year.

Let's start off with something light, I went to a couple of Open Days in UCC and UL. I met up with Ailbhe from The Red Brunette while I was in Cork, and she brought me on a complete tour of Cork and UCC itself and showed me all the best places to go and where to avoid. The campus is huge but rather beautiful and the city had an atmosphere unlike Dublin. I had never met Ailbhe before this and I had a blast with her for the whole day, there wasn't a quiet moment from the time we met at the train station at 10am until she had to get a bus home around 4pm there was constant talking!

UL on the other-hand wasn't as an amazing experience as the weather was horrible, thanks Storm Brian, and also I didn't have a personal tour guide to show me around. I found the talk on Biological and Chemical Sciences very interesting but apart from that it was a solid meh. I had a look at the clubs on offer which wasn't a whole pile mainly sports which I am not of that variety. Also, the tables there were for all right-handed people which I am not so that was pretty annoying going into a lecture hall and trying to write down things at a slight angle.

I had my first round of exams, the pre-mocks *queue dramatic music* I went into these knowing that I wasn't going to do wonderfully in them due to only being in school for eight weeks but I still studied and tried my best in every subject. Some exams went ok, some went meh and others I wanted to cry, English I'm looking at you. The only upside was that Stranger Things season 2 was out the day I finished my exams. It was the only thing that got me through the week and on Friday evening in my onesie I sat down for a bit of binge watching.

The day after I finished my pre-mocks, I went up to Dublin for a French revision course run by the one and only Essential French. I am delighted that I decided to do this 3 day course, the second 2 days are in the new year, as my French teacher is going on maternity leave and god knows what the sub teacher will be like.

Results from the pre-mocks were standard, I failed 1 subject which was English but I blanked during the test so there was nothing I could really do. I was slightly disappointed with Chemistry but there is time to work.

I'm not going to lie, blogging has become very hard this year for me. I wanted to be able to blog through this year but I don't think I will be able to. I hope to blog until Christmas consistently and then have a new blog post once ever 2 weeks until my life can get on track after these exams. It's so hard to find the time to blog, it's not writing or planning but taking photos and editing them. I will still stay active on Snapchat and Twitter as I love both of those platforms and I don't think I can put everything on pause as I am doing this for nearly 4 years.

So far, I'm surviving!

Thanks for being awesome,

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,