Thursday, 25 April 2013

In flight essentials

How'd all!  It has been a while hasn't it?!  Well I have good reasons which I will not go in to as it is a bit on the depressing side.  However I am back today with my In Flight Essentials.  If you didn't know by now (I've raved on enough about it in my videos) I'm currently on a road trip in the USA!  In theory I should maybe done this post before I left the UK, but I'm a frantic packer and the idea of videoing for YouTube or blog posting had me panicking.

My final destination was Las Vegas but we (me and the Hubby) had to make a 2hour pit stop into Atlanta first. It was pretty gruelling... I'm not going to lie. When we arrived in LAS we'd nearly been awake for 24hours straight.  As it was such a long day I did pack a small array of beauty goodies to get me through it.  Below may seem a lot but it was worth lugging it all about in my carry on bag.

So the overall goodies I took were in these cute makeup bags.  The Cath Kidston (on the left) contains no liquids, just essential bits and bobs.  Airline rules state only 100ml or below can be taken on board the plane.  I put all my liquid items into this clear makeup bag (this is part of a three set of bags from Marks and Spencer).  I'll start of with the most obvious item... my tangle teaser hair brush - I say no more.

So inside the clear makeup bag I have this lot...

Tooth brush and paste
Lip balms ... Yes I have two - can never have enough
Caudalie Beauty Elixir to freshen my face in flight
Tooth harps (tooth pick/floss)
Hand sanitizer
Hand cream
Bioderma* and cotton pads
Liz Earle face moisturiser 
Some Muji travel pots with my eye cream and anti wrinkle creams
Botanics BB Cream and L'Oreal Waterproof Mascara
A few random samples from Birchbox
Underarm spray.... I don't want to smell :-)

This lot looks like a bunch of strange items and I didn't even use half of them in flight.  However I know I will need them on my return flight. My essentials are:

Food ... On domestic US flights you have to pay for all food. 
Ear plugs ... Self explanatory I think
Hair bands
My Chanel mirror
Watches and jewellery. I don't like to pack these for obvious reasons (my jewellery is in the white tin)
Minnie Mouse eye mask
Glasses case
Wet wipes and face wipes if I feel like having a mini bath on my travels.

So that's my essentials for travelling.  I hope this gave you some ideas if you are travelling soon.

What are your essentials items??

Angela xox

*PR sample

Friday, 19 April 2013

Friday Favourite #4

Gosh it's been a while since I blessed you with a Friday favourite.  A firm favourite and not just a Friday one is my Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks.

L-R: 111, 107 and 110

I've talked about these a lot... to which you're probably bored senseless!  However these are intense reds that will knock your socks off.  For a drug store these matte lipsticks are incredible.

The staying power is exceptional for a high street lipstick.  The matte texture is non drying and extremely long wearing even with food and drink.  They feel easy to wear and they do not bleed.  These are also great to wear without a lip pencil as they are THAT good.

L-R: 111, 107 and 110

At 5.49 each you'll be nutty to not give at least one of these a whirl.  I actually have separate posts and lip swatches for all of these, so for the 107, 111 and 110 just click the numbers!!

Angela xox

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Primark Beauty Neon Polish

I'm loving neon shades at the moment.  The reason why might be due to the yucky English weather.  There is nothing quite like some fun bright colours to bring some happiness into your day.

The two pink shades apply excellently... two coats and you are good to go.  However the neon green and yellow polishes need a little more of a helping hand with three to four coats as they are on the sheer side.

For a cheap set of four shades these are a great bargain, especially as neon as very 'in' right now.  You can pick these four up in your local Primark for £2. Ooo I do like myself a bargain.

Angela xox


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick ~ 110

You are probably sick and tired of me raving about these Rimmel lipsticks... But I'm going to continue anyway. Ha ha!

If you do not know already I have previously blogged about the Rimmel Matte Lipsticks in the shades 107 and 111... I've now completed my line up of the fabulous matte reds.

Shade 110 is the red hue with a hint of coral running through it.  It is loveeeee for me as I'm loving this well and truly .... I'm head over hills. It's a beautiful red but the coral tone makes it something special.  I'm going to be wearing in the summer for sure.

I'm addicted to these matte lipsticks, they are becoming a favourite.  Like the other colours, this is long lasting too and is an amazing buy from the high street.

I may write up a comparison post for all my Kate Moss lipsticks - watch this space!

Angela xox


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

March Favourites

Wow so another month has been and gone and it still isn't spring! Ah!  I'm counting days until my road trip to the US... I cannot wait for a warmer climate.

So I have some random favourites this month. A magazine, cereal and obviously the beauty stuff!

Soap and Glory: I have two goodies which I've been loving this month... Firstly Pulp Friction which a body exfoliator. I've been using this on the back of my legs prepping for shorts for my upcoming holiday. It smells great and works wonders.  My second SandG goody is Foam Call. Using this at shower time is delightful. It's a fruit basket in a tube... It smells so yummy.  And it foams up lovely.

Maybelline Black Drama Mascara: When I initially bought this I hated it and threw it in a draw. About a year or more later I was watching YouTube videos and whoever I was watching was raving about this mascara. So I dragged it out of the draw and gave it a whirl.  And what do you know... I liked it.  Yes it should really be in a trash can due to its age but I'm liking the affect this creates on my lashes.  The only annoying thing is the clumping on the wand but that's no biggy.

Topshop Waterproof Eyeliner: I have the shade Burnished which is a bronzed dark brown hue, this is very long lasting, soft and easy to blend.  It could almost be mistaken for the Rimmel ScandalEyes.

Bioderma Sebium H2O Micelle Solution*: I've used this for a few evenings now as opposed to my Liz Earle. The Sebium Solution is for the oily combo skin folks and makes your skin so soft afterwards.  I like using it best in the AM to refresh my skin after my beauty sleep.

Rimmel 5 in 1 Top and Base Coat: This product is a lazy girls friend. No need for separate bottles for; treating nail problems, a base and top coat... this bottle does everything. Inexpensive and works ... What more can I say?

MAC 239: I've owned this little brush for a while and it's still going strong. MAC brushes last a life time if you treat them with respect... Why do you think some of the worlds best makeup artists use them?  Great for patting on your shade all over the lid... I also like using this on the lash line and in the crease. It's a very versatile brush. Shame about the price tag which is attached to it but still worth it in my eyes.

Sainsbury's Tropical Granola: Ohhhhh I do love a good breakfast and this has been my choice for quite some time now. Fibre packed granola with added dried fruits like coconut, mango, raisins, pineapple and banana this is very yummy and filling! 

Women's Health Magazines: These magazines are not just for gym junkies.  They are full of amazing tips for healthy meal options, what to wear, upcoming events and exercise ideas.  They also throw in the odd interview with a celebrity.  My current loves are Body Fit and Women's Health.

What have you been loving this month?

Angela xox

* PR sample

Monday, 1 April 2013

What's on my bedside table??

I've seen lots of YouTubers film this style of video featuring what's on their bedside table.  I have been meaning to film/blog post mine for quite some time, but never felt it as it looked 'perfect' enough.  After a little dusting and a rearrange, here is what I have on mine.  

As you can see I have a small area to work with.  I have no space for a luxurious vanity area which has all my precious makeup on display.  I don't have the space to play with, as I have to share 'my' room with my hubby of course!

If you want to see a more in depth look into everything I have on my bedside table, I have a video up on my YouTube channel.  If you see that video... You get to see what's in side the draws too!!!!

What's on you bedside table?

Angela xox


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