Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation


Before I went to the USA and bought The Dream Wonder foundations,  I had read and watched mixed reviews on them, from them being not enough coverage to being up there with other top drugstore foundations, but of course I had to try them for myself.  when I opened them they have a bit of a strange applicator which is a stick with a tear drop shaped applicator on, I assume it's due to the foundation being fluid. I got this foundation in two shades due to being more tanned on holiday and then how pale I am usually. I was unsure after my first use as I didn't feel that it lasted as long as I thought it would do, but I did like how light it felt on my skin so I decided to try the foundation again, after using it a couple more times I learnt to love the foundation for an everyday foundation with less coverage. I enjoy the glass bottle as I feel it gives it that bit more of a high end product feel, rather than your average drugstore one. My favourite thing about this foundation is the fact that it blends in perfectly and looks great when first applied. Although I am not a fan of the applicator at all, it won't put me off of the foundation, and the chances of me repurchasing this is unlikely due to that fact I won't be going near the USA for quite sometime *sad face*

MAC lipstick review// Saint Germain & Candy Yum Yum

 It has happened once again, I went on the MAC website and ended up purchasing myself two lipsticks that I have wanted forever and a day, but have never been able to justify buying them out of the blue, so I decided it was finally time and although they are quite bright and summery I am one to wear bright lipsticks all year round so this doesn't bother me.

 Saint Germain isn't as bright to wear as Candy Yum Yum, but it is such a pretty light pink colour which looks amazing on, it can be worn to work and university and still stand out, I am used to wearing brighter colours so this is a bit different for me but I loved it all the same! Saint Germain is an amplified creme lipstick makes it more shiny and feels lovely on the lips. The pink of this lipstick reminds me a bit of Barbie, a very girly colour!

 Candy Yum Yum is a bright pink and it is a matte lipstick which I do enjoy but its not overly drying which I have found previous matte MAC lipsticks to be! The colour is vibrant and perfect for a night out or a day when I am feeling extra daring, as I am sure most of you will know MAC lipsticks have a massively long staying power and smell like vanilla which I love, and it just tells me it's a MAC lipstick. I love this lipstick and I am sure I will be repurchasing!


Universal Essentials!

I have a bit of a university theme within my blog at the moment that and the USA anyways, so basically I thought as a lot of my friends are heading to university this week and I start back in a few I would share with you my "must haves" for university studies! 











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USA Snacks!

A bit of a weird but yummy type of post and I am in no means suggesting this is what Americans eat on a daily basis or even at all! So during my recent trip to America I supersized a lot of the food I ate, got stacks and stacks of pancakes and coated them in syrup, brought the brightest most unhealthy cupcakes that I could find and had my fair share of fast food, and why on earth not! Everything food wise is so much more fun than in the UK and I was going to enjoy my USA experience by being as unhealthy as possible, I just thought it would be fun to share with you lovely lot some of the awesome food I ate during my time in the states!



Did you see my full review of Universal Studios here

Sephora favourites eyeliners!

During my recent trip to the states I obviously headed for Sephora (on more than one occasion may I add) the first thing that went straight in my basket is something I saw online which was the Sephora favorites kit, I purchased that on the fact it has 6 mini eyeliners in from high end brands (within a few days I had gone back and bought a couple of the full sized eyeliners as I loved them so much) The set was made up of an eyeliner from; Marc Jacobs, NARS, Urban Decay, Kat Von D, Stila & Sephora (the perfect brands for us bloggers hey?) There is a mix of pen eyeliners and pencil ones, and I can't faullt any of them, the kit cost $30 dollars which is an amazing price as it has $75 dollars with of product in. 

I dived straight in trying the MARC JACOBS liner which is beyond amazing, I didn't get a chance to go back and purchase a full sized liner, but hopefully I will be able to get my hands on one eventually, I used the eyeliner to do my waterline as it is a pencil one, it is very easy to apply and doesn't smudge leaving the perfect line which is long lasting also. The liner is a twist up one and is small and stores easily within a purse, perfect for eyeliner top ups! Secondly I tried the Kat Von D eyeliner which I purchased a full sized one of after applying it once, it applied easily and lasted all day and looks dark! The eyeliner is a liquid one in a pen form which I am instantly attracted to.

 The Sephora eyeliner was the one I liked least from the set, it is a pencil liner which I found harder to apply and it smudged whilst applying, although it was long lasting it isn't really anything special. The Stila eyeliner is amazing for the fact it applies perfectly and is long lasting but the colour it came isn't really for me, as it is brown although it is a great product! NARS eyeliner, I thought I would love this to the moon and back and although I like it, it's nothing special for the money it costs which is a shame as it is easy to re-purchase, it didn't apply as easily as the others and wasn't that long lasting but when first applies creates a lovely dark eyeline and is great if you top it up often. The final eyeliner which was a full sized one is the Urban Decay one, I haven't even attempted to use the purple side yet, but I have used the black one and love it, and will be repurchasing, another long lasting one which is easy to apply. I shall be using the purple one for a makeup look or maybe for halloween?

I have done a full review of the Kat Von D liner here.

Freshers & Giveaway!

It feels like only yesterday I was starting at university and now I am going into my second year! For those of you who are just starting there is no need to panic although everything is different (the environment, the work etc.) Uni is pretty amazing and you'll have an awesome time. The main reason for this post is to chat to you about one of the main things of student life which everyone looks forward to, FRESHERS. So what is freshers? Basically its a week or two of getting very drunk and meeting new people who are at your university. 

For this post I have complied my top tips for getting through freshers and having the best time: 
1. Drink a lot of water, if you drink a lot although alcohol is a liquid it actually makes you more dehydrated which usually leaves you feeling worse than ever the next day!
2. Plan in advance, this is a strange one but what I mean by that is see what different theme of nights there are going on and if you don't think you hack them all go to the ones which are recommended or take your fancy, or go to the ones at the start of the week as you'll feel rough by the end.
3. Eat before a night out, being a student myself I am aware that if you eat a lot before you go out it takes longer to get drunk, but it's a good idea to eat something light beforehand.
4. Make up a hangover kit: mine consists of hash browns (always something which helps me when I feel rough), paracetamol, pepsi max and vitamin tablets.

Intellicig are giving you lovely readers a chance to win your own kit of everything pictured below by following and entering via the giveaway below: 









I was provided with my own freshers kit and one to giveaway* 

Universal Studios!

Most of you are aware that I have just been on a two week trip to Florida, and during my time there I went to a lot of different places including Universal Studios which I was most excited about, although I am not a big fan of rides (understatement) I found some different things which I went on! The park was a lot bigger than I thought it would be and rammed as we decided to go on labor day weekend as we didn't think it through! The park consisted of different things made by universal including Despicable Me, Harry Potter, The Simpsons, A Tornado Simulator & ET.  There's not really much to say about it, apart from if you visit Florida take a trip it's well worth the money and get a toffee apple they're amazing! Just a little warning this post consists of a fair few photos!