Monday, 12 February 2018

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Lippy!

Another day, another purple lipstick!
Today's post is all about the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle lipstick in 'One of the Boyz'


I picked this up on my trip to Dubai and I have wore it at least once a week since I have been home, I am obsessed.




The packaging is super cute. I love the copper affect and how it isn't like your every day standard lipstick bullet as we don't expect your every day product when it comes to RiRi do we?! It is so sleek and skinny and I am all about that life, you could carry this about with you everywhere even if you didn't want to take out a bag. Can we also talk about how cute the embossed FB is on the top of the casing?




'One of the Boyz' is described by the Fenty website as a 'wild lilac' and it is definitely a lilac toned purple which I love as it is something different to the strong bold purples I have in my collection and makes it easier to wear everyday. I only have one other lilac in my collection and it is the Mac X Nicki Minaj Viva Glam from a few years back. This is my favourite out of the two as I just feel like this one is so much more wearable as the Nicki one is a lot lighter.

This is probably the most comfortable matte lipstick I have ever wore, it honestly doesn't feel like a matte when it is on the lips, that you could be fooled into thinking this is a satin. It packs the full punch of pigment that comes with a matte lipstick with the comfort of a satin and I am really mind blown as to how Rihanna and her team have done this! It is so light weight and dreamy that I don't get the usual cracked or sore lips that sometimes comes with wearing matte lipsticks constantly.

The best thing about the mattemoiselle lipsticks is that we know how it will look on all skintones due to Rihanna's amazing range of models and swatches on her website and social media platforms.

These go for £16 which I think is so reasonable as it really is an amazing product, the Kylie Cosmetic's creme lipsticks go for $17 just for a comparison with another celeb make up brand.

I am lusting after every one of these shades. I NEED 'Up 2 No Good', 'PMS', 'MA Damn' asap however!

I know I have said it all already but I truly am obsessed with this. This may take over as my favourite ever purple and I thought MAC's 'Heroine' would always be my one!
Do you guys own any mattemoiselle shades? Which one?
Let us know so we can see what to pick up next!
Till next time!
G x








Friday, 9 February 2018

20 questions about music tag!

Laura done this tag on here like a million years ago and I came across it when I was looking for one of my old posts.
I know tags aren't really done anymore but I love them as I feel like they are such a fun way to get to know people that you don't ever meet but read about their lives!


1. Which bands/artist do you own the most albums by?
I used to buy Taylor Swift's album the day it would come out so it would probably be Taylor. Until old Taylor died and I patched Reputation. So either her or Johnny Cash.

2. What was the last song you listened to?
Finesse by Bruno Mars and Cardi B. I freeeeeking love this song and Cardi B! IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE US EHHHHHH!

3. What’s in your CD player right now?
I have a usb and spotify for the car so no CDs I'm afraid but right now I constantly have Kelsea Ballerini's album 'Unapologetically' on. She is my queen and I wish I could have her sing at the wedding. 

4. What was the last show you attended?
Little Mix! They were faaaab. 

5. What was the greatest show you’ve ever been to?
Every time I see a show I think good lord that was the best ever. I seen JLO's residency in Vegas and that was a once in a lifetime experience, she knows how to put on a show! I also got to see my idol Bette Midler in the Hydro in Glasgow which made me cry with happiness. But Blink 182 will always hold a special place in my heart. I cannot wait to see Britney in the summer! If we are talking all shows however... I seen the love of my life Adam Sandler last April and it was so so special to me.

6. What’s the worst show you’ve ever been to?
Nelly was pretty shit but I still love him.

7. What’s the most musically involved you have ever been?
I played 'Hey Jude' on the guitar in Yorkhill Hospital.

8. What show are you looking forward to?
Britney Bitch!!! 

There wasn't a question number 9!

10. What is your favorite band shirt?
Does my Ant & Dec one count?

11. What musician would you like to hang out with for a day?
Mark Hoppus, Rihanna and Kelsea Ballerini

12. Who is one musician or group you wish would make a comeback?
Mmmmm Spice Girls or Girls Aloud

13. Who is one band/artist you’ve never seen live but always wanted to?
I'm pretty blessed that I've managed to see pretty much everyone from Miley to Rihanna, Beyonce and Jlo!

14. Name four or more flawless albums:
Kelsea Ballerini (do you see a theme!?) - Unapologically 
Christina Aguliera - Stripped
Eminem - Curtain Call (I know its a greatest hits but it has all my faves!)
Blink 182 - Enema of the State 
Blink 182 - Blink 182

15. How many music related videos/DVDs do you own?
I have Christina Aguilera - Stripped tour on DVD but I think that is it!

16. How many concerts/shows have you been to, total?
I've been going since I first went to see S Club 7 when I was 7, as often as possible so I couldn't possibly count!

17. Who have you seen the most live?
The Summer Set

18. What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
13 Going on 30. And American Pie (love the pop punk!)

19. What was your last musical “phase” before you wisened up?
I used to listen to Jimmy Eat World on repeat. My family did not love it!

20. What’s your “guilty pleasure” that you hate to admit to liking?
I honestly don't hate to admit if I like something. I don't care if people think it is weird!



So that is my take on this tag!
Hopefully no one minds to much that I still love doing them!
Until next time!
G x






Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Dress Me Zee!

Ok guys so I have to let you in on a secret. I am completely obsessed with an online boutique called 'Dress Me Zee'. You may have come across this on instagram but if not, I seriously suggest you go and check them out. I literally want about 99% of their stuff. I wore one of their dresses for New Year's Eve and wore another to my sister's engagement party.





This was the dress I wore on New Year's Eve and you won't believe how many compliments I got on it. I think this was a perfect dress for Hogmanay as it was sexy and sparkly and if you can't rock that combo when can you! I can't wait until I have another excuse to wear this. It is in the sale here!




I literally lusted after this multiway dress for months and it is now on sale for a bargain! Like the one above, I cannot wait to wear this again and due to the fact it is multiway I can change it up everytime I wear it. I must admit I do love a sequins dress!


What do you guys think of these dresses? Have you every shopped at Dress Me Zee? I think my next purchase will be the stunning 'Isabella' dress!
G x




Monday, 5 February 2018

Kylie Cosmetic's Grape Soda Lipkit

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have heard that yesterday Kylie Jenner confirmed that she had given birth to her and Travis Scott's first baby! Props to the youngest KarJenner for managing to keep it as hidden as she did as I can't imagine it was easy seeing as she is constantly hounded by the paparazzi! So in celebration of the newest arrival I thought we would do a little Kylie Cosmetics post!



This shade is 'Grape Soda' and it is in the velvet formula which is my most loved Kylie Cosmetics formula, it lasts such a long time and is so comfortable to wear on the lips.
If you have been around our little blog before you may have noticed that I am partial to a coloured lip. I just love them!





I've put these pictures together so you can see the colour in different lighting. I truly love this colour and it is one of the most perfect purples I have found. It isn't going to be everyone's favourite but for those who love a pop of colour on the lips then this is for you. 
I love wearing something like this as I feel like I can leave the rest of my face pretty basic as this is all the effort you need!

It is a purple with some grey undertones and I truly think this would suit all skintones, I mean I love it on my pasty ass! 

What do you guys think of this colour and the velvet formulas from Kylie?
Many congrats to Kylie and the rest of the family and we hope she has the best time becoming a new mummy!
Lots of Love,
G x


Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Dubai 2018!

Hi Dolls! Long time no post, but over the festive season I have been a busy bee. One of the reasons I have been busy is that I spent a week in Dubai this month for my cousin's 30th! Here are some snaps!
























This was our second girl's trip to Dubai as we previously went in 2015 for my aunt's 50th and I seriously love it - it is the perfect place for a girls trip.
As you can see from the pictures we had such an amazing time, we had a private yacht on the day of my cousin's birthday and this was so surreal and up there with one of the best days of my life!
If you were to visit Dubai I would completely recommend doing a desert safari, this was one of the most exciting things I have ever done. You are in a jeep going extreme over sand dunes and flying around the desert, you then go to a village which includes camel rides, dressing in traditional Arabic clothing and belly dancing shows as you have dinner! The company we went with was 'Arabian Team Adventures' and I couldn't recommend them enough.Our group ranged from 4 to 52 and we all loved it!
We also had a Friday Brunch which is apparently a must do in Dubai! We picked 'Lucky Voice' for ours and had a belter of day! It included bottomless vodka and cocktails and an insane amount of food and was a great deal for money. Plus they threw in a free hour in a private karaoke room as they heard we were visiting for a 30th which I thought was so lovely of them.

So now I am back, I can get back into the swing of blogging again! Have any of you guys visited Dubai or looking to go? If you have been, let us know what you loved or didn't love about it!
G x

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Get Your Shit Together

Hi guys!

So, January is dragging in for me - I feel like it's been 2018 for about 7 weeks now.
At the tail end of last year I'd made some "End of Year Resolutions" and stuck to absolutely none of them (usual) but promised myself that 2018 would be better, I'd get my shit together and be a proper adult.

We are now heading into the fourth week of January and I'm still tanning Chinese's like they are going out of fashion. So it's safe to say I still do not have my shit together.

My main goal this year is to be happy with every aspect of my life, so a whole lifestyle overhaul is welcomed greatly. 

MY MONEY.

Tonight as I'm typing, I have just applied & got a savings account. I don't earn a lot (in comparison to my fam/bf/friends) so have always struggled with managing my finances trying to keep up with them and still taking part in fun things, but it's defo taking toll on me now and my parents as I was constantly turning to them to help me out! 

Step 1 in my plan is sorting out my money.

 Well not gonna lie, I have Ryan to thank for that one and helping me set up the savings account.
So, I will update on that aspect once it's all up and running.

MY LIFE.

I've heard so many things about Sarah Knight's books... Get Your Sh*t Together and The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F**k about how they make you realise the things you do and don't have to do in your life to make you happy. I took the first one on holiday with me in summer, but only managed the first few pages (the beach and Mike's Hard Lemonade were just too distracting!!) and I've just downloaded The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k onto my phone yesterday... I'm one chapter down on there! But plan on getting through this by the end of the week!

In the first chapter of it, Sarah talks about a book from a woman called Marie Kondo and how the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is actually magic. Marie says that "your life truly begins after you have put your house in order." 

In comes the KonMari Method - keeping only things that spark "joy" - in the book Marie has ways to fold and store clothes that make it possible to see everything you have as soon as you open your drawer, wardrobe etc. 
My mums also interested in this so at least I know there's a chance I'll have a helping hand in "The Purge" right, mum??

MY BODY.

Ok, so I kinda got this aspect of my life off to a good start by losing 11lbs over Christmas and New Year. But I now feel like I'm justifying my weight loss by eating absolute junk. I'm currently eating a square of Galaxy as I type this hahaha.  I really want to find a circuit class to do, as joining a gym isn't the most appealing way and I know myself and won't use the membership. 

My bf is currently doing so good at meal prepping and joining new classes and working out which is amazing, I'm just proper struggling to find the motivation. I done Clubbercise and Boogie Bounce last year which I enjoyed but didn't really see a change in my body. Does anyone recommend any good/fun workouts that you saw results from?

MY EATING.

Anyone who knows me, knows how much of a fussy eater I am. To the point where it drives my bf crazy when we are deciding where/what to eat.

I've always been super self conscious of how bad my eating is, and hated eating at friends houses etc because I didn't want to be a hassle to their parents.

I'm now 24 and really gotta get my act together, try new things and make healthier food choices!
A Terry's Chocolate Orange is not one of my five a day, apparently! Who knew?!
But seriously, I don't think I've had more than 1 of my 5 a day in my life since I was like 2 and ate what my mum fed me!

This is where my plan is at so far, getting all these things in order to feel better in myself.
I have a great support in the people around me so I know if I throw myself into this, I'll always have someone to turn to and get help if I'm struggling or losing motivation!

I'll keep you guys updated on how I'm getting on, I really want to do a post on my KonMari experience when I do it! 

Let me know if you have any tips on anything I've touched on!

Until next time!
- L x 








Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Book Club - Blog Style. Take 8!

It has been a hot ass minute since I have done a book post, all the way back in July to be precise!
This doesn't make much sense to me as I am a totally bookworm and any free time I can conjure up, which really isn't often, (Its usually half an hour in bed before I go to sleep) is spent reading. For example in the past two weeks I have got through eight books. So why not share the books I have read and loved with the world?

The one I finished the most recently was 'The Not So Perfect Mum' by Kerry Fisher.




This story is centred around Maia, a cleaner who bursts her ass trying to give her kids Bronte and Harley a perfect life. Which isn't the easiest when lay about partner Colin, refuses to offer any hand and refuses to look hard for a job.

When one of Maia's clients dies, Maia discovers that the professor who passes, has left her quite the deal in her will - the chance to send her children to the highly sot-after and equally expensive £24000 a term school, Stirling Hall.

Maia is sceptical at first a she is worried about the kids fitting in with the higher class pupils, the hidden expenses of private school and the lack of support from Colin but with the thought of her children having a better life than she does, Maia takes the plunge and enrols them in Stirling Hall. Much to Colin and neighbour/friend Sandy's dismay.

When the children start school, Maia is thrust into a new life off trust funs and marrying well. Maia fortunately finds a great friend in one of the mums Clover and a supportive ear of teacher Mr Peters who both want well for Maia and believe she deserves better that what she has.

Circumstances including the great lay about Colin getting too aggressive with Maia, makes her doubt if she has done the right thing, especially with bailiffs on her tail. Mr Peters turns out to be a great confideont and truly cares about Maia and her kids. Something she hasn't experienced for a long time.

When more news reaches Maia, she can finally let go off everything that has been dragging her down over the years and start doing things for herself and not everyone else.

I truly loved this book, it isn't your usual lovey dovey chick lit and I think that may be why I loved it so much. I really admired Maia and how she believed in herself so much when the world hadn't been the kindest, plus she is a true and loyal friend which can't be said for some of the others. The feelings I had towards Colin were unnatural seeing as he is fiction, but that shows just how beautifully Fisher has wrote these characters. I read this in a day on Sunday as I couldn't put it down which never usually happens to me as I always have so much to do. Then when I finished it I was smiling from ear to ear and Sam had to ask me what was wrong! I had never read anything by Fisher before but now I am definitely going to be picking up more of her work!


Have you guys read this book? Or do you recommend any you think I might like?
Let me know!
G x