25 Facts About Me

1. I have two older sisters and we’re super close, as are the rest of my family! 

2. I am currently at university in my first year studying Psychology (no I cannot read your mind…)

3. I studied English Language, Psychology and Sociology at A-Level

4. I attended Stage-school for 5 years when I was younger. Through which I had an agent and was lucky enough to be chosen to be on the ‘Little Britain’ (Theatre production only guys, so no you can’t find me on Youtube!) and ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Theatre production. I was lucky enough to work alongside Dani Harmer (Tracey Beaker for those 90’s kids!), David Walliams and Matt Lucus

5. I have definitely become a lot more shy and self-conscious as I have grown up. The thought of being on stage now makes me feel physically sick, although I really do miss acting

6. When I feel comfortable around you, you will most definitely think I am a complete weirdo! Weird is good though, right?

7. I used to swim for my county and I competed up and down the country, but sadly I had to give it up because of my A-Levels and I’ve never got back into it 

8. I am relatively tall and last time I checked I was around 5' 8"

9. I am obsessed with cereal and I could eat it morning, noon and night, and in-between

10. Again, another obsession I have is monkeys! I have always loved monkeys that much that I even adopted one at Chester Zoo! I call my office at home my ‘monkey shrine’, as literally everywhere you turn there’s something monkey related! 

11. I am a HUGE worrier. I overthink pretty much everything and it ruins my life lol

12. Other than that, I like to consider myself as a generally happy and lively person! You will quite often see me smiling! :)

13. I am really quick at learning the lyrics to songs off-by-heart, yet I find it really hard to revise haha! 

14. I cannot function without my cup of tea in the morning. Milky, no sugar please!

15. I could literally live in my pyjamas! I love being snuggly and cosy and there’s nothing better than being comfy in your pjs! Pretty much as soon as I get home I change into them- *Realises how sad I sound and moves on…*

16. I am addicted to Pretty Little Liars and watched all 5 seasons in the space of a couple of months. Not sure how I’m feeling about ‘Spaleb’ though, in Season 6

17. My best friend is my Nan. Always has been and always will be. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without her

18. My favourite author is without a doubt Nicholas Sparks

19. I had two goldfish when I was younger and I remember burying them in my front garden when they died and making my family gather round to ‘pay their respects’! Tell me you’ve seen ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’?

20. I love going to the gym and I try to go at least 3 times a week!

21. I pride myself on trying to be an honest and truthful person. However, this can often get me into trouble as I am also very opinionated

22. I love doing my nails and you will very rarely see me without any polish on! 

23. I am a really sporty and competitive person! In high school, I was on the girls football and netball team and I did cross country running

24. I love laughing, yet I laugh like a dying seal sometimes. Attractive, I know.

25. I passed both my theory and practical driving tests first time and needless to say I am very proud of that!
I hope you liked this slightly more personal post and felt like you got to know me a bit better! Tell me a random fact about yourself in the comments section below!

Favourite Real Technique Brushes

Favourite Real Technique Brushes
Finding good quality, yet affordable makeup brushes can sometimes be tricky, especially depending on your skin type. Makeup brushes effect not only how well your makeup goes on and applies to your skin, but how your skin looks with the makeup on! One of my favourite makeup brush lines is ‘Real Techniques’. I thought I would share with you here a couple of my favourite Real Technique brushes.

‘Real Techniques Buffing Brush’

Real Techniques Buffing brush
Real Techniques Buffing brush

This is an obvious choice for me as I could possibly go as far as saying that this is my all-time-favourite makeup brush to date. I got this from Boots in their ‘Core Collection’ set which was £21.99.

The buffing brush itself is very soft and is of great quality. I use it mostly to blend in my foundation after I have applied it, using circular motions. However, this brush is a multi-purpose brush and could be used to apply foundation, bronzer or even blush. I find this brush blends in my foundation effortlessly and gives an ‘airbrushed’ effect, as it buffs the product into your skin, rather than it looking cakey and noticeable.

If you are looking to start your makeup brush collection, or simply add to it, I can 100% recommend the Real Techniques Buffing Brush, as one of the ‘holy grails’!

Find the Core Collection here: http://www.boots.com/en/Real-Techniques-Core-Collection-1403_1252038/

       'Real Techniques Powder Brush'

Real Techniques Powder brush

          Real Techniques Powder brush

I use this brush to apply power onto my face. I like this brush as it is brilliant at packing on the product and applying powder evenly all over my face. As this is a relatively large brush, it makes the process of applying powder really quick and easy to do. This brush again is incredibly soft and it feels like a luxurious, expensive brush as the handle is quite weighted.

I bought my brush from Boots for £12.99.

  'Real Techniques Brow Brush'

Real Techniques Brow brush
Real Techniques Brow brush
This eyebrow brush came in the ‘Real Techniques Starter Set’ which I kindly received for my birthday last year. It retails at around £21.99 and comes with five brushes and a travel case.
 I absolutely love this brow brush, which came in the set, for filling in my eyebrows using the 'Mac Fluidline Gel Crème' (review on that here). It is an angled brush which makes filling in my eyebrows that much easier as I can achieve a more precise shape. This brush is a relatively large eyebrow brush, so I wouldn’t recommend it for those people who may have smaller and more delicate brows than myself. However, it is perfect for myself as I have big, bushy brows so it makes the process quick and easy for me to do!

     ‘Real Techniques Bold Metals Flat Contour Brush’ (301)

Real Techniques Bold Metals Flat Contour Brush
Real Techniques Bold Metals Flat Contour Brush

This is a fairly new brush from their new ‘Bold Metals’ collection. This brush can be purchased at Boots for £22. Not only is this brush luxurious and attractive, the bristles are also unbelievably soft. This brush is perfect for contouring as the dense shape of the brush allows for a sharp and precise application. This brush helps to create that chiselled and sculpted ‘Angelia Jolie’ look. I love using this brush to contour my face as it is so quick and easy to blend and buff into my skin. This brush helps to create a really natural contour, whereas I have found that some other contour brushes can apply the product quite harshly onto my skin and can make it appear quite stripy.

I have found that all of these ‘Real technique’ brushes wash and clean very easily. To do this, I use their ‘Deep cleansing gel’ which is a lovely gel formula and I find that that cleans my brushes really easily whilst taking care of them at the same time.

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My Holy-Grail Makeup Remover

Garnier Miceller Cleansing Water

The Garnier Miceller Cleansing Water retails at around £4.99 for the 400ml bottle, yet it can be found at some stores (such as Superdrug) for as little as £1 for the smaller 125ml bottle! I urge you all to go out and try this product, you can’t go wrong with it, especially if you manage to grab it for £1!

This product is amazing at taking off my makeup with ease, even waterproof mascara is no match for this stuff! It can just about remove the ‘Benefit They're Real’ Mascara which is saying something, as that is an absolute pain to get off! It leaves my face feeling clean and
fresh. I find this product to be relatively long-lasting which makes it worth every penny even more so. I use this micellar water with a cotton pad to take off my eye makeup. It also works really well as a cleanser as it is gentle on the skin and can be used on the lips.

I have never used the infamous 'Bioderma', so I cannot compare the two. However I have heard that they compare very well, and this one by Garnier is a fraction of the price.

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