Sunday Summary #4

It's been so long since my last Sunday Summary, boo! I never seem to have enough pictures to use in one so this week I decided I would make sure I had lots to choose from, so what have I done this week to be honest not a lot as I was ill with stomach pains for the majority of the week but I finally started to feel better on Thursday and went to Hanley shopping on Friday so that's where most of the pictures are from, the first is me with one of my best friends Jess, then the hair products you can WIN here then there's me with my new "friend" how cute is he? I was pulling my best duck face and I don't know why I decided to edit the hat on, weird much? And finally my bloggers hand after sampling some Primark make-up new post on that later on in the week! Hope you've all had a fab week and I can't believe it's April on Tuesday! 

Goals for this week:
Pull a successful prank on someone (april fools) & get dieting!
Olivia Thristan

John Freida Frizz Ease!

Recently I was contacted in regards to trying some John Frieda products, for those of you who haven't heard of a John Freida (damn where have you been?!) they make a huge range of fantastic hair products which are available to buy from your local boots store or online here I have always been a big fan, I use their hair dyes and have used a couple of their different shampoos over the last few years. When I received the package it had the following products in: dream curls, and the frizz ease Shampoo and Conditioner, and although I don't actually curl my hair I used all of the products and found my hair in a much better state, my hair always feels dead and limp and I found after using the shampoo and conditioner for a few weeks my hair felt more live like and soft which was much more manageable when it came to styling my hair, if you need something to nourish your hair I'd recommend picking it up for yourself. When it comes to using a new product or creating a new hair style I often find that Youtube is the best place to look with girls just like me, and they can show me a new look and how to break it down. When looking around on how to control Frizzy hair.

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Olivia Thristan

Wishlist Wednesday- Sephora Wishlist!

All images in this wishlist belong to Sephora

It's wednesday again which can only mean one thing, Wishlists! I love making wishlists as you can dream about all of the gorgeous things you want, if only you had the money! As Sephora has recently shipping to the UK I decided I would make a wishlist of all of the goodies I'd love to get my hands on, I would love to know what you lovely lot would buy if you could!

Olivia Thristan

Mini Haul Part 1!

This weekend I have been at my grandparents who live next to the shopping center Meadowhall, which is one of my all time favorite places to shop, so me and my boyfriend went shopping and these are just a few of the bits I bought none of which are any of the clothes I bought! 

Since finding out I'm not actually allergic to Lush or Bomb Cosmetics bath bombs I've been going a little crazy especially when I go to a place which has a Lush as my local town doesn't *sad face* The bath bombs I have are think pink, space girl and butterball. I've had the space girl on my wishlist for a while now and finally got my hands on it, all the the Lush bath bombs I have bought are under £3.00, there was a few I wanted which they didn't have so I'll have to venturing to another store before Easter! In the picture below is some baby bath bombs I picked up from Bomb Cosmetics at 29p each (how good is that) I am yet to try any of these so I don't know if they're any good or anything, but I'll write a review letting you know. I decided to pick up 12 of these in case they are amazing.

Next I picked up a "Wake me up foundation" I used to love this foundation about a year ago and it leaves a nice glow on my skin, perfect for spring/summer when I ran out I repurchased 2 then used them up and fancied something a bit different but after seeing this in Superdrug I fell back in love with it and purchased another! If you are interested in me reviewing this product let me know!

I am obsessed with paper chase and had to pop in there at some point, I got my mum some goodies as well, but in case she reads my blog these will not be featured in the post, I treated myself to a gorgeous little organizer/list book inside it has a notebook and the side little note lists I can rip out and post stick notes, which is so cute I had to buy it and it is perfect for blogging. 

 And finally is some Yankee candle tartlets, which just remind me of Summer and is getting brighter and looking more Spring like I decided these would be the perfect thing to get me ready for the warmer times ahead (hopefully there are some!)

Olivia Thristan

Lush| Angels on bare skin & ocean salt!

 I recently organized a bloggers meet up and as part of that meet I organized for the girls and I to visit Birmingham Lush, where we got a tour of the shop and taught how to make a lovely lush face mask, when we were leaving the store we got given a goody bag each, which I think was so lovely of Lush as I wasn't expecting anything and in this goody bag there were full pots of Ocean Salt & Angels on bare skin and those of you who don't know what they are, Angels on bare skin is a body and face cleanser and Ocean Salt is a face and body scrub which is exactly what my face needs at the moment! 

Ocean Salt
This is just what my face needs at the moment, it looks like moisturizer with bits of sherbet in, which in a strange way made it even more appealing to me? You need to make your face damp before applying, then apply all over your face. What Ocean salt actually does is remove all of the dead skin and then the avocado butter leaves your face feeling soft, it really does! It does make your face a little sore but that is just getting rid of all the dead skin, it feels so amazing afterwards! 

Angels on bare skin
I have heard so many amazing things about this product, when I mentioned during the #bbloggers chat that I keep breaking out in spots around 6 people recommended it to me, I was so happy when it was in the goody bag, you take a piece of the cleanser and put in the palm of your hand, add water then it makes a paste which you cover your face in, and then wash off with warm water, it definitely did my face the world of good, made me spots look a lot less angry and left my face glowing, if you are yet to try this product I recommend you get down to your local lush and pick up a pot!
Olivia Thristan

Wishlist Wednesdays! Lush Edition.

Olivia Thristan

Mothers Day Gift Guide!

 For once in my life I am actually prepared for Mothers day and I have the present all wrapped and ready to go, when you know what you want it's just easy so I have put together some ideas for gifts you to get your lovely Mothers, I know with us bloggers we end up buying one for ourselves too! *coughs* Lush, and with that I'll leave you with my Gift Guide under £30 for Mothers Day!

 None of the images are mine except the Lush bath bombs
Willow Tree Mother&Daughter £22.49 (sale price) 
Lush Mothers Day Range £2.95+ 
Yankee Candle- Vanilla Satin £19.99
Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Handwash £16.00
Thorntons Mothers Day Collection £20.00  
Next Home Wicker Heart £12.00

Olivia Thristan

MUA Luxe Velvet Lips

MUA is a brand is perfect for people on a budget but still achieves the amazing quality of the high end products, I was a bit hesitant when it came to MUA luxe velvet lips, as it looks just like a lip gloss and I couldn't understand what the hype was about, then I tried them it isn't like a lip gloss at all in fact it is like the complete opposite. You apply the velvet Lips just like a lip gloss, leave it for a few minutes and it dries and looks just like a matte lipstick, and it lasts all day, and it resistant to drinks! The colours are so amazing so bright, I chose the shaded Criminal but I will definitely be going back for some others. I'd be expect them to be a good £6-8 but they are just £3, MUA have definitely outdone themselves again!  

Have you tried any of the MUA Luxe Range?

Olivia Thristan

MAC Lipstick- Dangerous.

After receiving a MAC lipstick for my birthday back in January I have been hooked on MAC lipsticks although they are little pricer than the lipsticks you buy in boots they are worth every penny, when finding out Debenhams have 10% off everything I decided to treat myself to a lipstick I had my eye on for ages, which was Dangerous. I am a big fan of red lipsticks I think they look very classic and effortless. Dangerous is more a bright red which suits me fine, the lipstick goes on so smoothly and smells fabulous, I'm not the only one who loves the smell right? The lipstick itself lasted on my lips for an entire day, even survived food and drink, bonus! If you are yet to treat yourself to a product by MAC do it, you won't regret it.

What are you favorite MAC lipsticks?

Olivia Thristan


Hi lovelies, some of you may know that I organized a bloggers meet up which took place over the weekend, which I think went really well and thank you if you attending and I am hoping to organize another one at some point in the summer but I'll probably stick to a smaller scale as this one was super stressful! I hope everyone who came enjoyed it, and thank you to all of the lovely companies who provided items for the goody bags! So what actually happened on the day of the meet I hear you ask? Firstly I decided to start with some shopping we started at Selfridges and did a look around the beauty halls before splitting into smaller groups, I spent the majority of the day with Siobhan who is so lovely and bubbly and as she is going to Florida in May she spent the day shopping for essentials!

After the shopping, we headed to Birmingham lush and got a talk and a tour from the lovely ladies who taught us how to make a face mask and then we were shown how to make the "fluffy dragon" by another Lush assistant which smelt gorgeous! Lush also gave us goody bags each which I thought was so lovely of them! Finally, we headed to Ming Moon and I booked out the VIP so we could get to know each other on a better level and also get a talk from Chris & Kirsty (who you may of seen on this series of Take me out) who were talking about a company called Motives which was great! Then we ended the day with food and a raffle with all the money going to Rethink mental health! I hope everyone had as much of an amazing day, but I am glad it is finally over as I've been stressing since October!

Olivia Thristan

Discovery Box

One of my favorite things is perfume and about 8 months ago I found out about the Discovery box from the fragrance shop, it's like a beauty box but for perfume you get 5-7 samples (one of which are for men)  of perfume and also a £5 off voucher if you decide to buy any of the bottles as full size. The perfumes come in the little sample sized bottles (2ML) it only costs £5 quarterly which in my opinion is an amazing deal and the best way to try out perfume before you buy or just a chance to have lots of different ones on the go at once! So what did I get in this box? 

Givenchy- Very Irresistible:
I've seen this fragrance everywhere lately, and although it is not my cup of tea I definitely think it is the perfect fragrance for spring, it has quite a floral smell to it! 

Elie Saab- Le Parfum:   
This fragrance is absolutely gorgeous, such a sweet smell and is something I'd definitely buy full sized, the perfume itself is a strong smell it is one of those perfumes you smell and keep coming back for more! 

Guerlain- La Petite Robe Noire: 
Not the sort of fragrance I'd wear unfortunately, it smells like something my grandmother would wear, not keen on the smell at all. 

Lacoste- Eau De Lacost:
Another gorgeous smelling fragrance from Lacoste, I am always a big fan of their perfumes they smell luscious, a very girly fragrance.   
Thierry Mugler- Alien Eau: 
I have smelt this fragrance many of times and it is so gorgeous, I fell in love with this scent all over again, very sweet smelling when I smell it I always think of designer not even sure why, but absolutely gorgeous, as soon as my current perfume runs out this is in! 
Loewe Solo Sport & Valentino Uomo:
These are the two fragrances for men that come in the box, I'd definitely be happy if my boyfriend came home in either of these both gorgeous smelling, I am considering buying him the Valentino one for our two year anniversary. Loewe Solo Sport reminds me of a golfing club it seems like quite an upmarket fragrance.  
Olivia Thristan

Inspire me.

Inspiration is everywhere, it's just about opening your eyes and thinking hey look at that sun, look at how those trees move in the wind, that sun set is gorgeous. But sometimes we need more inspiration to make our day the best it can be so here are my tips to giving you inspiration even on those rainy days. Lets start with that one song that no matter how you feel can instantly pick up your mood and get you feeling inspired. Mine is Regina Spektor- Us, if you're sat there after listening to this song wondering why you've heard it before the answer is 500 days of Summer I heard it on there about 4 years ago and it has always been my go to song, whether I am trying to write a blog post or get up in the mornings I just pop it on and I always seem in a better mood.On my wall is a collage of pictures of me with friends, and also quotes that are meaningful to me and no matter what I just look at a (the) photo's and one of them will just spark inspiration in me one of my favourite quotes on the wall is "you can't have sunshine without the rain" and that just somehow always puts a smile on my face. My final tip for getting some inspiration is go out for a day and just take pictures of everything and anything, you may look insane but it'll help, if you take them back and look through them and they may not be useful for anything whatsoever but some may be, they may strike an idea in you or just a nice thing to look at when you're uninspired.
Olivia Thristan

My product of the month!

I can't believe it, February has been and gone again already! I am a few days late with this post, but I am going to share with you my favorite product of the month. I am aware I have done it again, picked another product from the USA. The pocketbac, in other words hand sanitizer but look how cute these ones are, and the best thing is they smell gorgeous too! But I do have some good news you can buy them in the UK from amazon, they are little more pricey than they are in the States, but definitely worth investing! If you are from the states I'm sure you are well aware of these things and bought many of them yourself, I have also heard a lot of bloggers talking about them visiting Florida this year and when you do take yourself to bath and body works! Else you'll regret it. I am pretty much applying hand sanitizer every 10 minutes and I do get strange looks from customers, like what is that? I do promise next month I shall be picking an English based product so it is a lot easier for you lovelies to get your hands on, and I am thinking I shall do an American Based giveaway in September after I've been to the USA so you can get your hands on some of these cuties too!

Olivia Thristan

My mood boster playlist!

It's a lot harder to make a heart with your headphones than it looks! 

I have really mentioned my music taste on my blog at all, but I do have a pretty strange music taste I like anything from what's in the charts to heavy metal it depends on my mood. My Spotify has so many different playlists on of my different music, but there is one playlist I made after seeing a similar thing on Spotify, "mood booster" everyone needs one of these playlists for a pick me up when you're feeling down or uninspired. So I thought I'd share you my top ten tracks on the playlist (definitely not the whole thing which is 288 songs long!) Some of the songs boost my mood due to the memories behind the songs, and others I just like from the radio!
Olivia Thristan

TAG: Blogger Firsts Beauty edition.

I have seen so many tags floating around during my time as a blogger and I am always a sucker for a good tag, I have been thinking about doing my own tag for a while now, I've wrote this tag and re wrote it about 100 times now, but I think it is finally good enough for people to want to do! This is blogger firsts only, else you'd probably be wracking your brain back quite a few years! If you do my tag I'd love it if you could link it back to me and feel free to use my image that I have made.

The first brand you found out about due to blogging? 
MUA, before blogging I barely bought any make-up I think I owned 1 of everything when I first heard about MUA after reading a blog post on them I rushed down to my nearest superdrug and invested in 5 £1 lipsticks, I mean £1 lipsticks how can you go wrong with that, I couldn't believe it!

The first youtube tutorial you watched and attempted? 
only recently started watching youtube tutorials before I thought I could never do my eye make-up as good as that! But after watching Ellen I finally faced my fears (you know what I mean) and took on some make-up tutorials and they are actually a lot easier than I thought!

The first high-end item you bought? 
A MAC lipstick, it took me a fair while though I kept seeing them pop up everywhere and thought may as well, and have never looked back. Definitely worth every penny in my eyes. 

The first product you regret buying? 
The baby lips, I bought these pretty much two weeks into blogging and I instantly regretted going out and buying all 5, I wish I had bought one then realized these are crap instead of buying the whole collection! 

The first product you repurchased? 
Soap and glory lipsticks, I had one of these pretty much as soon as I started blogging and then bought 3 more since, they are such good quality for the price tag! P.S. they smell gorgeous! 

The first product you reviewed on your blog? 
*Takes a look back at my blog* My first reviews were terrible I did review the Spray on Vaseline sprays, at least I was honest and I think it was the first time I realized how much I loved reviewing things and that was when I became totally hooked on blogging! 

The first product you bought due to a blogger review?
Baby lips again. I saw them everyone and went out and bought them and you know the rest, I regretted it instantly!

Do you still use any of your first blogger make-up purchases? 
I do actually, I still use the Kate Lipsticks and also the soap and glory ones as they are both amazing! To be fair my first blogging products were only bought about 7 months ago!

& I tag Lucy, Siobhan, Jess, Leah, Katie & all you other lovely bloggers and youtubers out there! 

Olivia Thristan

The Sunday Summary #3

I actually really enjoy taking for this post in the week, and making this post on a Sunday morning before work! So I do hope you guys actually enjoy reading these, so what have I been up to this week?

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What I've done: This week I went for a walk with my boyfriend along the chase, it actually felt like spring and it was sunny *shock horror*, went for milkshakes in a pub with my best friend this is how we roll! I had to put the picture of my cat and the pizza in this, it was too funny not too! I saw Russell Kane on his smallness tour, damn I love that guy, such an amazing performance, shame we weren't allowed to take pictures during his performance! Me and Charlotte also got the train to Birmingham, got to our home town station and jumped on another train to somewhere else, we must of looked very strange! But a very fun week on my behalf!
Moment of the week: Well this obviously has to be seeing Russell Kane in tour again, I've been waiting to see him again since Leeds Fest, he writes some amazing comedy and took the wet out of towns near to us and did the accents was so hilarious!

Olivia Thristan