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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

New Beauty Must Haves!!




Hey lovelies!!

Can you believe we are in Febuary already?? I am praying that the weather will get better as the months go by as I am seriously over the miserable Scottish winter we have been having! I thought I'd share with you my beauty faves that I have discovered, I've been trying them out and I know I will get a lot of wear out of them for spring! 

Loreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation
I seriously cannot believe the bargain I got with this!! This product has rave reviews on the Boots website and is priced on there at £9.99, and it must be good as it's actually sold out on their website. Well let me tell you I picked this up in B&M Bargains for £1!! And the best thing? After trying it for myself it's truly AMAZING!!! 

I used a large buffing brush to buff it into my skin leaving an airbrushed, dewy finish!! 

MUA & KIKO

Some other new treats I have been loving are the Makeup Academy Liquid Illuminator in Oyster and this amazing KIKO mascara I received in January's Glossybox! 
The Illuminator really lifts and enhances your complexion leaving a gorgeous dewy glow whilst the mascara is like false  lashes in a tube! It's one of the best I've tried in a while, seriously.

SGC CONTOUR PALETTE
And lastly I have to give one of my own products a mention! My fab Colour Correcting Concealer Palette, I was really unwell with a cold last week and whilst sick of feeling bleugh I decided to touch up my full tired skin a wee bit, this palette really has everything you need to achieve flawless skin and it instantly made me feel better!
I used the green to cover my red nose and cheeks, the salmon pink to banish my dark circles and the highlighter and concealed to add dimension and luminosity for a flawless finish, it's a fab product and a fab price at £10! 
Head to www.sarahgcosmetics.com to get your hands on one!! 

Valentine's Day is just around the corner so I will be showing you how to achieve some pretty date looks, stay tuned!

Lots of Love,

Sarah

Xxx







Monday, 25 January 2016

New Hair and Aurora Band Review


Hi guys!!

Hope your good!! On Friday I got my hair done and decided to go for a new look by getting highlights to lift my colour and warm up my skin tone a bit. I went to Platinum Hair in Wishaw and got a full head of foils put in by the lovely Tor, I was really happy with the result, I am loving the "Bronde" hair trend just now, a flattering in between shade of blonde and brown. I think as someone who has always been dark, this is a fitting comprimise, I could never see myself being a bright blonde. 

Here is a before and after taken on the day,
                       BEFORE 
                          AFTER

On Friday I also received an Aurora Nighttime Band. I was very excited to receive this as I had seen lots of positive reviews on social media and I love my hair to have body, what's more you pop it in before you go to bed and when you wake up your good to go! Well, I can spend hours on my makeup but I'm pretty lazy when it comes to my hair so I thought I need this product in my life! Umm so I thought.... I have to say I wasn't too impressed. I followed the instructions exactly as they were given in the box but I was left (and so was my hair) a little flat. Now I will say, it said to apply on slightly damp hair which mine wasn't so maybe that's the issue?? I did however apply hairspray to each section before I wound it around the band but it just provided a slight flick more than any actual bounce, I will reserve full judgement until I try it again with damp hair. 

12.99 from EBay.

                              BEFORE

Lots of Love,

Sarah.

XXX


Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Realistic Resolutions

Go on a major diet, workout five times a week, take up a new hobby, learn Chinese? New years resolutions, we have all made them, during that period where the guilt of festive over indulgence sets in it seems to make us feel good to convince ourselves we will be a better version of us in the New Year. But in the long run are we really making us feel good about ourselves? Setting far fetched targets and goals that when not met make us feel under achieved, demotivated and just all round, well, blah... How about this year we be a little kinder? How about we set resolutions that are achievable and in the long term will actually benefit our lifestyle. Small changes to our upcoming 2016 daily routines that encourage a healthy body and mind, that is surely the way forward.

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Healthy Eating
Woman eating fresh fruit
Woman eating fresh fruit
Telling yourself you will forever give up diet coke and master the perfect kale recipe sounds great, but yeah, good luck with that. How about you ease your self in by vowing to drink fizzy drinks only as a treat or as an alcohol alternative because of course, your now tee total. This way if you do decide to abstain from alcohol at least when you have a soft drink it will feel a little more special if you have been sticking mainly to water on a daily basis. As for eating healthily, by all means do it, but again, begin in a kinder, gentler way. Firstly, make subtle changes, change from white bread to brown/granary, use low-cal spray oil instead of your usual cooking oil and make the grill and the juicer your best friend. Most of all, enjoy it, if you enjoy the food you eat you will be satisfied and therefore more likely to enjoy healthy eating.
Positive Thinking
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We all know that positive thinking is key to a positive life, but with daily stresses and strains it can be difficult to maintain a sunny outlook all the time. By taking small steps in training your mind to think a different way you can achieve a balance that will result in you being kinder to yourself and therefore more content. So,its a couple of weeks in, your resolve has faltered and you have had one too many glasses of wine and a huge Chinese to make yourself feel better. But now, in the cold light of New Year, you do not feel better any more. So, like many of us are guilty of, you beat your self up and criticise your will power. This is certainly not going to make you feel better, in fact you will end up feeling worse and then may chuck in the towel altogether on any positive plans you had put in place for your New Year. A word that has been mentioned a few times now, kindness, be kinder to yourself. Train your mind into going easier on you. Instead of thinking, 'I'm a failure', think, 'OK,I slipped up, I will pick myself up and try again and everything will be good.' If you continue to think this way about you and others you will feel great and it will impact your daily life in a positive way.
De-clutter
Order-Chaos
Have a clear out, in all aspects of your life. De clutter your mind by ridding yourself of things that have been taking up space in your life. Energy vampires, who needs them? Whether you have that friend on Facebook who continually saps your energy with negativity or the one who questions your confidence with showy posts, clear them out. Instead replace them with a feed that you will enjoy, healthy tasty recipes, positive quotes or just hilarious videos of animals chasing their tails. Do what feels good for you. De clutter your home so you can have a peaceful environment where you feel happy and relaxed. Again, take it at your own pace, choose to clear out one room at a time, set an alarm on your phone for what you can manage, a half an hour, forty five minutes, and be happy with what you achieve in this time scale. De clutter your body by being a little more mindful of what goes into it, download your favourite music and go on a long walk, yes your exercising, which your body will thank you for but this can also be extremely cathartic. By applying these simple de cluttering techniques to your life, you will soon be in a great place in your body and mind.
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Most of all, make your year one full of happy memories. Spend time with those you love, travel, eat good food, meet new people, read that book everyone is raving about, take long walks, enjoy bubble baths, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Use Your Loafers.

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In case you haven’t noticed there is a shoe style that is taking over this season. Introducing the oh-so-preppy loafer. As seen on many a celeb, this is a comfortable, wearable style that we can truly get on board with! They are low maintenance yet add a high quality,polished look to any outfit. There are tons on offer on the high street in an array of styles and colours. Keep it low maintenance with a plain black pair or jazz it up with animal print or patent.
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Beyonce,Alexa Chung, Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba are all fans of the laid back style.

dune 69topshop 32primark £10
office 30 Clockwise: Dune £69,Topshop £32, Primark £10,Office £30.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

The boots must have 'it' boots for a bargain price!!



Autumn is fast approaching and of course a must have item is a good pair of boots! Thanks to the saviour that is Primark, you can pick up these designer dupe boots for £22! The Saint Laurent Babies boots seen on bloggers and celebs alike are Autumn/winters hottest accessory but will set you back just under a grand! So get yourselves into Primark and grab a bargain that you can wear all season. Your welcome!







Tuesday, 25 August 2015

My must have highlighter for under £5!

Hello lovelies, 

Hope your all doing good and having a great week! And for all my fellow mums I hope your wee ones and you are back into a normal routine since they have gone back to school, I know I'm grateful to be able to get more work done along with being able to do things like going to the gym and doing the food shopping in peace! 

Anyway a lot of people ask me what highlighter I use, and guess what? It's a bargain at less than £5!! Available from Superdrug the beauty UK range is good quality and affordable, this highlighter is just £3.99 it's super fine and leaves a lovely dewy glow without being glittery, it's also in a baked formula which is very long lasting. The shade I have is shade no.3- Halo. It's a lovely blend of neutral tones which compliments and makeup look. 

 
It comes in three lovely shades...




What do you think? Would you try this product? 



Lots of ��, Sarah. Xxx.



Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Ciao from Italy!!

Hey everyone! Yesterday we arrived at Rimini Italy for our holidays, it's amazing!! 
There is such a cool vibe about the place, it's spotlessly clean and very safe for young children. The beaches all have play parks for the kids and there is a giant Ferris wheel right on the beach. There is also a gorgeous port lined with bars and restraints and a five mile sandy beach!

I am really impressed so far. Last night we just walked about exploring and went for dinner (pizza and pasta of course) although I feel we didn't see the half if it as there was something new on every corner! Anyway, here's what I wore...

Quite casual for my first night, top is Zara, Denim cutoffs are Levi vintage and wedges are Matalan.



So far having a ball, most of all I love spending quality time with my two loves. 



Speak soon!!

Love, Sarah.