Sunday, 22 November 2015

New Purchases from Reebok

Hello my beauties, How have you been this week? This week has been a bit of a crazy week for me I found out that my contract at work is not being renewed which means I will be looking for another job at the end of the year which is a bit of a bummer around christmas time but hey thats the life of a contractor. Its kind of nice time as it means I get an extended christmas holiday, but then also thinking about my career and what I really want. I am going to be looking into doing my Personal Training course as fitness is my first passion being a gymnast which will be interesting. If any of you guys are PTs I would love to hear from you can get some feedback. 

This nicely leads onto my post for today, which is about some new purchases I made from Reebok. I went shopping to buy a couple of things and walked past the window of Reebok then find myself strolling in and picking up two lovely items, the first being this beautiful florescent sports bra and the second a slogan T-Shirt. I couldn't find the t-shirt on the website but their prices range between £20-£30. 

If you have bought anything from Reebok recently I would love to know what you have been buying.

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Sunday, 15 November 2015

The Nudes by Maybelline

The Nudes | £9.99

Hey Beauties, This week has been a pretty busy week but I have felt really productive and feeling a lot more positive about things. I have been trying to be a lot more positive in my outlook towards things this week and I really feel like it has helped better my mood so much and put me in a much better place. This weekend I got through three quarters of my to do list in one day which I am very proud of, but enough about my ramble lets get into todays topic which is The Nudes eye shadow Palette by Maybelline.

I bought this palette because I wanted to start wearing more neutral colours on my eyes as I don't generally where a lot of eye makeup on a day to day basis. It has a great range of nudes/brown colours to play with and to mix and match which was on of my biggest attractions. 

The second attraction was the price of course at only £9.99 for 12 beautiful colours it would be silly of me to say no. I have a MAC palette also but I felt like it took a while to build up all the colours because of how expensive they can be so this was s much better option for me. 

The third attraction was the quality of the shadows and the consistency. I have generally not had great experiences with high street eye shadows which is why I have always swayed towards the branded products like MAC. I have found them to generally not have much colour and very little pigmentation. I have done some watches below to show you how well the colours come out and I found that there were only 2 out of the 12 colours didn't come out as good as the rest both of which are on the second picture of swatches 3rd and 5th from the front. 

Have you tried this Palette and what did you think?

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Colourful Crunch Smoothie

Welcome back my beauties, I hope you have all had a good week? This week as I have been going through my nutrition course and learning how much goodness are in our vegetables and fruit I really wanted to come up with some more smoothies with some variety.
With this in mind I have made this delicious smoothie with a mix of summer fruits and vegetables making it a good all round smoothie fill with so many vitamins and minerals to keep your immune system going and energy levels up.

This smoothie was very quick and easy to make I just chopped up my cucumber into manageable pieces and then popped all of the ingredients into the blender - pressed the button and away it went and was blended nicely in under a minute. 

I hope you like this smoothie and give it a try - Let me know if you do and #topdrawfashion for your re-creations. 


  • One handful of Blueberries
  • One handful of Raspberries
  • 150ml Water
  • 1 Whole Lime
  • One handful of Spinach
  • Half a Cucumber
  • Tablespoon of Chia Seeds

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Mac: Cleanse off oil review

Hey Lovelies, 
Sorry this post is a few days later than normal I had a super busy weekend and was obviously not organised enough to get this post done in time.
Todays post I wanted to do a review on the Mac Cleanse off oil that I have been using recently. 

I went on a huge shopping spree in MAC as you do and one of the bits I picked up was the cleanse off oil. I picked up the small pack as I couldn't resist all the small goodies that are put by the counter. I love picking up the mini versions of products to try out because they are great sizes and honestly they are cheaper so I don't have to spend too much money on products that I potentially might not get on with. 

I love finding a good makeup remover that is soft on my skin and doesn't dry it out or cause any breakouts. I have defiantly found a few and this MAC Cleanse off oil is defiantly one of them. I have been using it for a just over a week and I have not broken out and my skin has stayed soft and fresh looking. 

With this product I just put a few pumps of the oil onto the tips of my fingers and then rub it into my skin, and my makeup just comes right off with such ease. Once I am happy I have taken off all the makeup on my face I wanted I then just rinse it off with warm water an pat dry with a towel. 
With some makeup removers my face will often come out red and will look like I have just taken my makeup but with this product I don't get that which I love. 

That is all for my review today, I hope you liked it and please do let me know below if you have tried this product and what other product you like to use.  

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Series 1: Do you know how much sugar you really drink?

Hello my Sugars, So this week I have decided to do a little series about sugar and how much we really consume in our every day food and drink and what it really means when we consume too much.
My mum has always told me to stop having sugar in my tea and I will always go along with it and say yes one day but I can not give it up in a daily cup of tea. I have been brought up with quite healthy food I was never allowed fruit juice and fizzy drinks as a child and too this day even when I have the choice I tend to go for water. The only times I really have fizzy drink is when I am having a Nando's or McDonalds.

Sugar is found is everything we eat so there is defiantly no avoiding it, but we can keep an eye on how much we consume so we don't go over board. 
As an adult we should not eat any more than 30g of sugar a day, which is about 7 sugar cubes.

For todays post I am going to see how much sugar is actually in the drinks we consume everyday and to make it fair I have based my measurements on 100ml of each drink. You can read these measurements yourself on the front or sides of any packet. 

First up we have our good old friend coke, everyone goes on about how much sugar is in coke so I wanted to find out and I was shocked at what I found. 

In 100ml of coke there is 10 Grams of sugar, to me that is a lot of sugar in such a small amount of liquid. 

Here is a fruit cocktail drink from Sainsbury's I am not a fan of having fruit juices in my fridge but my fiancé loves them so as they say -Pick your battles. In this fruit drink there is 6.2 grams of sugar per 100ml. This is slightly less that coke so is not so bad.

Lastly I chose coconut water as I thought it would be a good comparison, don't be fooled to think that because it has water in the name that it does not have any sugar in it. Per 100ml Coconut water has 5 Grams of sugar.

I hope this helps puts how much sugar are in some drinks a little bit clearer. I know it has definitely made me start to think twice about how much sugar actually goes into my body. Do let me know in the comments below what you think.

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Monday, 5 October 2015

Whats in my handbag

Hey Girlies, How are you all doing this weekend? I am so glad we have had a sunny weekend it always makes me feel so much happier. So this week I thought I would give you a sneaky peak as to what is in my handbag. I don't actually have as much now as I used to, I used to carry the world in my bag but I have cut that down since to the essentials that I need.

So first up is my Michael Kors Handbag, I got this handbag for Christmas and have not looked back I love this bag so much as it is so useful. It doubles up for a laptop bag also as it has a padded middle compartment to put your laptop in, and also other smaller compartments for your I-Pad and Phone. 
I have often had this bag filled to the max where I could not possibly put another thing in it and it still goes strong. 

Prada Purse | £415

Next up is my trusty Prada purse, I know these purses can be quite pricey but I strongly believe that if you pay a bit more for your staple items they will look after you for years and is exactly what this purse has done. I have had my purse for over 5 years now and is still just as good as when I got it. 
It has 12 card holder compartments, and areas for cash, coins and two extra side pockets for any thing extra you want to hold onto. I have often had so many coins in my purse that its been hard to close but it has never broken on me or stretched so looks the same as when I got it. 

These are my got o sunglasses which are always in my handbag for the sunny day. These are the best pair of glasses that I have owned so I defiantly look after them the best I can. These glasses have polarised lenses and I had no idea what this meant before I went to the shop to get them and now I would not have my sunglasses any other way. 
Polarised lenses protect your eyes that it more and stop any of the shine that you get from the sun of metal objects. 

Aloe Lip Seal | £2.99
Mac Lipstick | £15.50

These three are my little handy must haves in my bag, my Lip seal that I use every day to keep my lips hydrated and feeling soft, My lipgloss if I fancy a bit of shimmer and shine and finally my lipstick if I am ever going out for an evening and I can always just pop a bit on and I'm ready. 

Diesel Perfume | £33.00

Next up I have mu Diesel perfume, I think I actually got this last Christmas but didn't use it for a few months and then fell in love with it and soon became my handy go to perfume in my handbag. I think one of the things I love about this perfume (after from the smell) is the design of the bottle a black heart. It some how reminds me of the moment Carrie got a black engagement ring from Big in Sex and the City.

Hand Sanitiers | £1.00

This is definite must in my handbag I always have to have a Anti-Bacterial hand gel. I get the train too and from work everyday so as soon as I get to work I get the hand gel out. Its a great handy size that just slips in my bag and is always there when I need it.

I got this as a sample one day from Clinique and I have never looked back, it is one of the only moisturisers that has not left my hands feeling sticky or oily it actually leaves them feeling soft and moisturised. I would defiantly recommend having hand cream in your bag.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing what is in my bag - Please do leave some links to what you have in your bag I would love to hear them.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Real Technique Core Brushes

Real Techniques Core Brushes | £20.99

Hey Beauties, if you follow me on Instagram you will have known it was my birthday last month and is always a great time to get those bits and pieces you have never got round to getting for one reason or another.
As I have got older I have started to learn more about the importance of asking for presents that I really need and are going to use, rather than the things I really want that I would end up never really using. So that is what I did for my birthday and so I asked for the Real Techniques Core Brushes set.

I have seen so many YouTubers and Bloggers use the Real Techniques brushes but have never actually bought them myself. Once I got my hand on them my first impression were that the bristles are so soft which I think is important when putting on your makeup. The bristles are made of Talon and are each hand cut and 100% cruelty free which I really like. Also I noticed how light weight the brushes are.

The brush sets are a great price for what you get and for the great quality that they are. I wanted to compare prices from boots and super drug to see if there was any pricing differences and yes there was. In Superdrug you can get the set for £20.99 and in Boots its £21.99, a pounds difference I know but still a difference.

The Core Brush Set includes four brushes - Buffing Brush, Contour Brush, Pointy Foundation Brush and Detailer Brush and a carry case. These brushes I think are a great start for your makeup kit and I think you would you all of them in some form or another an are all interchangeable.

Buffing Brush - 
This is a great foundation brush and can be used for all types of foundation. I think that the bristles are a great size as the top of the brush is not that wide so your not going to get your makeup all over the place. You can also use it for blending out any harsh lines and even for a bit of blush.

Contour Brush
This contour brush is defiantly one of my favourites as it really gets into the hollows of your cheeks to give you that great defined look. This brush is great for blending out your contour lines to give you a natural look so there are no harsh lines.

Pointy Foundation Brush
This is defiantly one of those dual usage brushes and can be used for so many different things. Its primary use is for applying foundation but I have also bee using it for blending out my concealer and even adding my highlight to my cheeks. The bristles are strong so go where you want the brush to go.

Detailer Brush
This brush does exactly what it says - its for the applying that finer detail to your makeup look. The bristles are very sturdy so I have been using it for adding shadow under my eyes as you can get great precision. This is a great brush for using on the lips, highlight on the brow done or inner corners.

If you use these brushes I would to hear what you think in the comments below :)

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