Saturday, 28 June 2014

Get To Know Me Tag

Hellooo lovelies.
Today I'm going to be doing a rather disorderly Get To Know Me tag, I've seen it in quite a few blogs and I've enjoyed reading them so I thought it would be a nice way to introduce myself properly :)


4th February 1994

Place of Birth

London, UK

Who do you live with?
Just me and my dad, although I'm currently living near my university campus with 4 other girls:

1. The Northern one
2. The one that's never around
3. The OCD one
4. The one that no-one likes

(a little advice to those of you prepping for uni accommodation, make sure you know exactly who you want to live.. We lived with real life Gossip Girl!)

Do you/have you ever had braces or glasses?
Eurgh both! I used to think braces were cool until I got them. I was around 13 and they were a nightmare! And as for glasses.. If you know me then you know I am as blind as a bat & would not spot you even if you were in front of me. I still avoid wearing them though :P

No tattoos, I've always wanted one since I was young but I'm really indecisive about things and I don't want anything I'd get bored of or regret! Plus my parents would kill me! I've had a couple of piercings, most of which have been on my ears. I remember when I was 15, my dad wouldn't let me pierce my ears so I sterilized a needle in boiling water, numbed my ear with ice and did it myself on BOTH SIDES - needless to say, I regretted it and my dad was fuming.

5 Random Facts?
1. My dad wrote my name wrong on my birth certificate so my real first name is my middle name and vice versa
2. My granddad chose my middle name after a Russian vodka brand claiming it was the name of a Russian Prince and that ended up being my first name, bloody naming issues!
3. Since I was 5, I haven't lived with my mum.
4. My taste in music is ridiculously bipolar.
5. I like the moon


First Best Friend - I have quite a few close friends so it's extremely hard to choose, they're all important to me and I don't want to end up with a black eye by the end of this tag

First Boyfriend - I was around 12 lol, you would not believe how my dad reacted when I got caught. My phone was confiscated, teachers were spying on me like I was a friggin' fugitive & not to mention the verbal abuse LOL!

First Award - I used to get really shitty award certificates in school like 100% attendance, punctuality and all that until Year 10 where I would just bunk off the 'irrelevant' lessons and I was always late to class. I won prom queen in my last year of secondary/high school though so that was cool.

First Concert - Do festivals count? I went to the BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend in 2012 which was my first ever concert/festival. It was amazing & we saw so many acts; Rihanna, Jay Z, Florence & The Machine, Azealia Banks, Wretch 32, Plan B, Professor Green, Jessie J, David Guetta, Taio Cruz and others which I've forgotten :(

First Holiday - My first holiday abroad was when I was around 16. My dad and I went to Mauritius and I saw my mum for the first time after like 11 years!


Favourite Colour
Black & White

Favourite Movie Genres

Current Top 10 TV Shows (USA)

The Mindy Project
Pretty Little Liars
Orange is the New Black
Teen Wolf
 The Originals
 The Vampire Diaries
 The Big Bang Theory
 Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Soaps (UK)

All Time Top 10 TV Shows
Desperate Housewives
Prison Break
How I Met Your Mother
Gossip Girl
The Inbetweeners
Family Guy

Top 20 Most Played Albums: 
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE

Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra
Drake Take Care
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Drake Thank Me Later
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Miguel Kaleidoscope Dreams
Ed Sheeran X
Jhene Aiko Sailing Souls
Jhene Aiko  Sail Out
The Weeknd Trilogy
5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seonds of Summer
1975 The 1975
One Direction Midnight Memories
Bastille Bad Blood
BeyoncĂ©  BeyoncĂ©
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Kanye West Yeezus
Kanye West & Jay Z Watch the Throne
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto


(this was really hard because I love so many blogs and Youtubers but I've narrowed it down to 5)

Tanya Burr
Pixiwoo sisters
Fee from makeupsavvy.co.uk
Karen from makeupandbeautyblog.com
Huda Kattan from Huda Beauty

Ian Somerhalder
Paul Walker (R.I.P)
Cam Gigandet
Charles Michael Davis
Wentworth Miller
Amaury Nolasco
Ryan Reynolds
Stephen Amell
Justin Timberlake
Scott Disick
Neymar Jr
Girard Pique
Kellan Lutz
Alexander Masson
J Cole
Pharrell Williams
Chris Brown
Dave & James Franco
Jensen Ackles
Chace Crawford
Michael B Jordan
Liam & Chris Hemsworth (they count as one, it's allowed :P)
Matt Lanter



Chocolate all day every day

Heels/ Trainers
Trainers (unless it's somewhere nice)

Coffee/ Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate with tons of whipped cream

Met any celebs?
Not as many as I'd like :( I've met Tyler Hoechlin from Teen Wolf at Comic Con last year, Fat Boy from Eastenders, Jay Sean and Adam Deacon

Currently loving?
My new hairdryer & Ed Sheeran's new album

Currently hating?

My landlord, he is such an ass. If you're renting student accommodation you'd probably understand why..

Currently doing?
Typing this and baking brownies with my flatmate Sabbi.

So that's it from me guys, sorry for the length of this tag, there are just so many questions! I would like to tag my flatmate Sabbi who has also recently started a blog and you lovely readers!

Keeks xx

Friday, 27 June 2014

Beauty Haul Overload

I be hauling.. I be hauling.. 

Hellooo readers!
Over the last month I've been buying essential toiletries and new makeup for the summer as there have been some great offers going on in stores and online. This post will just a brief overview of where I've shopped and what I've brought. If there's anything in particular you would like a review on, comment below and let me know!


Batiste Dry Shampoo
Soap and Glory Scent Sationalism Gift Set
Veet Easy Grip Wax Strips
Boots Smooth Care Hair Lightener
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Face Wash & Moisturiser
Johnson's Gentle Cleansing Baby Wipes
John Freida Dream Curls Styling Spray
Sure Crystal Deodorant 
Tampax Pearls
Boots Conditioning Nail Polish Remover
Carmex Cherry Tube

(purchased from Boots, Asda, Superdrugs)


Real Techniques Travel Essentials
Seche Crystal Clear Base Coat
Seche Vite Top Coat
Urban Decay Original Primer Potion
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Sticks
Barry M Duo Pencil Sharpener
Barry M Bold Black Waterproof Eyeliner
Barry M Limited Edition Nail Paint Carousel
e.l.f. Smudge Eye Sponge
e.l.f. Smudge Brush
e.l.f. Blending Eye Brush
e.l.f. Eye Crease Brush
e.l.f. Corrective Concealer
e.l.f. Complete Coverage Concealer
e.l.f. Pressed Powders
e.l.f. Eyelid Primer
e.l.f. Radiance Enhancer
e.l.f. All Over Colour Stick
e.l.f. Shimmering Facial Whip

(purchased from Boots, Feel Unique, House of Fraser, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Look Fantastic)

Quick Disclaimer: All items have been purchased with my own money & I'm in no way bragging about these purchases, just sharing them with anyone interested :)

What are your summer beauty essentials?
Comment below!

Keeks xx

Monday, 23 June 2014

Current Lipcare Favourites & Wishlist

Hellooo lovelies.
It's been a while since I've last blogged, I've had a few bits of uni coursework to catch up on & hopefully I should be done and dusted by next week! I thought I'd blog about some new and existing lip care faves which I've been using a lot recently, most of which are drugstore and can be found in your local Boots, Superdrugs, pharmacies, etc. As it's a lot more sunny now, I've begun enjoying some sheerer, lightweight lip care formulas. 

Current Lipcare Favourites:

Carmex Original Pot (RRP £2.69)
Carmex Original Tube (RRP £2.69)
Burt's Bees Tinted Lipbalm Red Dahlia (RRP £5.99)
The Body Shop Born Lippy Strawberry/Passionberry (RRP £2)
Maybelline Baby Lips (RRP £2.99)
Chapstick Apple (RRP £1.05)
MAC Prep & Prime Lip (RRP £12.50)
Nivea Pearly Shine (RRP £2.29)
Lypsyl Peach (RRP £1.30)

Girrrllll you better balm yo lips.. 


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Stop and Stare

Hellooo lovelies.
This post is somewhat different to the usual product reviews and a bit more of a catchup with you all. The weather's been good these past few days and it's been great waking up to the sun peaking through my window as opposed to grey and gloomy skies.

 This little chat is merely a reminder that we all overwork ourselves too much on a daily basis, whether its our jobs, exams or purely stressing out our brains and in the end we end up missing out on the good things, big and small. This year has been hectic enough for some and we're only 6 months in with a lot more to come. So instead of frantically worrying about the future, take some time out, a week, a day or even a minute and relax.

I like poking my head out the window for some fresh air when I'm stuck indoors revising.. Ahh the little things in life..

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

MAC Pro Conceal & Correct Palette

Hellooo lovelies.
Those of you who know me know that I'm a massive concealer addict, and some of my all time favorite concealers are MAC so it was just a matter of time before I purchased the MAC Pro Conceal & Correct palette.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

NYX Nude Matte Shadows

Hellooo lovelies.
I wanted to tell you guys about these NYX eyeshadows I used on Friday when I went to the One Direction concert (yes, it's true, I went to the One Direction concert :P). I've had these shadows for ages and only just realised that they're great dupes for the MAC eyeshadows!

left to right: Underneath It All (NMS10), Haywire (NMS19), Stripped (NMS02)

Friday, 6 June 2014

Fushi Virgin Organic Coconut Oil | Emptied & Repurchased

Hello to all the wonderful bloggers of the world! I've been awake since 4am contemplating my life and I've decided that I will start a series of posts including products which I have used, emptied and repurchased and this is the first product that popped into my head!

All purpose virgin coconut oil 

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Soap and Glory Sugar Crush

Although it has been raining these past few days, Summer has officially started in Britain so it's time for some summer scented favourites!

There are no words to describe how much I love the Sugar Crush range, all the products smell like sherbet sweets and limeade - YUM!