Sunday, 21 February 2016

February Birchbox 2016

Hello everyone and welcome back! February brings the last Birchbox for me and this one did not disappoint. This month's theme was all about diamonds because you know who doesn't love a good diamond ;) Although there weren't any actual diamonds the products this month were amazing and the box was really pretty with rose gold lettering and tones of blues and pinks :)

The products I received this month were:
Spectrum Collection Tapered Powder Brush (full size)
LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in Champagne Problems (full Size)
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster (sample)
Ayres Body Butter in Patagonia (sample)
theBalm cosmetics Frat Boy Blush/Shadow (sample)
L.Erickson Grab & Go Ponytail Holder 

So thats it for the Birchbox posts but I will definitely be looking to subscribe to it myself at some point in the near future. The products I received this month were incredible and can we just all appreciate the Spectrum Brush though, its gorgeous! Anyway I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and I will speak to you all soon :) ~JustClare x

 All photos and opinions are my own

Thursday, 18 February 2016

A Day by the Sea

Hello and welcome back. Today I went to Weymouth with my parents, which is a seasidey town. You might think we're crazy going to the beach at this time of year but it was nice to be by the sea, enjoy the fresh air and have a bit of a wonder. I took a few photos throughout the day so I thought I would make a blog post with them plus it will be nice for me to revisit this in years to come.

 This first photo was taken by the harbour and as you can see even though it is February the sun was out and there wasn't a cloud in sight. There wasn't even a breeze so it didn't feel very cold even though it was only about 7°C.

For lunch we got a good old portion of Fish & Chips from Bennett's on the Waterfront. We get them from here every time we come to Weymouth because they do the nicest fish and chips ever! I also treated myself to a battered creme egg which they do every year in the weeks leading up to Easter and although it sounds gross I promise you it is sooo good. They also do battered Mars bars, Twixs and Crunchies all year round (I've only tried the Mars bar but they are also really tasty). Not only are their food delicious all of their fish are caught sustainably! So I would highly recommend them if you are ever visiting :)

After lunch we headed up to Nothe Gardens which surround the Nothe Fort where there were some clear signs that Spring is on the way. Snowdrops and Daffodils dotted the landscape which looked really colourful against all the dead plants and dormant trees from Winter.

Spring is probably my favourite season so its nice to see the first signs of it and hopefully it is the start of warmer and more sunny days ahead.

 Various wildlife had also come out to enjoy the sun which resulted in some good photo opportunities.

In Nothe Gardens you can find the most tame squirrels you will ever see. People were feeding them and they would take it out of their hands one even climbed up a girls leg! 

Another little birdie enjoying the sunshine :) 

In this last photo you can see how blue the sea was it looks like the middle of Summer! After this we just went and had a look round the shops. I enjoyed the day and it was nice to get out of the house and have a change of scenery.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my day and I hope you have all had a lovely day whatever you were doing and I will speak to you all soon :) ~JustClare x

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All photos and opinions are my own

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Lush Haul

Hello everyone and Happy Valentines Day! I hope you have a great day whatever your doing :) Today I have another Lush Haul because I'm sure you all know by now how much I love Lush and also because they have brought out some amazing new products for Valentines and Mothers Day! Keep reading to see the products I have bought with a little description of each and the prices as well.

The first thing I picked up is the Lovers Lamp bath bomb which is one they have brought out for Valentines. This has an amazing chocolatey orangey scent and releases cute little hearts as it fizzes away. It is made from cocoa butter making it super smoothing on the skin and orange oil and vanilla absolute give it that perfectly sweet and warming scent. 
Price ~ £3.95

I couldn't resist picking up a Unicorn Horn bubble bar. This one again is a limited edition one for Valentines which they released last year but sold out before I could get one so I was so happy when they brought them out again! This one is just so fun and colourful leaving your bath a pretty pink colour with silver lustre when crumbled under the running water. It contains lavender, ylang ylang and neroli oil making the perfect scent combination for bedtime bathing. Unicorn Horn is perfect for those who find it hard to relax or get a good night sleep. 
Price ~ £4.25

This next one is the Ladybird bubble bar which they have brought out for Mothers Day. It is just so adorable and the scent to this one is not too overpowering with a subtle scent of sweet peppermint and geranium oil. It turns the bath red and is the perfect treat after a long day. 
Price ~ £3.95

Another one for Mothers Day this is the Flowering Tea reuseable bubble bar. You can get lots of baths from this one as you just hold it under the tap and it creates lots of bubbles. With an uplifting floral scent made from rosewood and neroli oils and orange flower absolute this is another good one to make you feel calm and relaxed. It leaves the bath water cloudy with a subtle sparkle as it melts under the water blue cornflowers are released and float upon the surface.
Price ~ £4.95 

Also brought out for Mothers Day is Rose Bombshell bath bomb which as you can guess smells of roses. Be prepared to have a stunning bath spectacle as rose petals appear through cloudy pink waters bringing with them the scent of Sicilian lemon and floral geranium. This one is certainly not boring! 
Price ~ £3.95

This next one is Grass bubble bar which to me does smell a bit like cut grass. It contains sandalwood, bergamot and neroli which give it that fresh uplifting scent. This one will be perfect for the springtime and although this one is quite new I don't think its limited edition so it should still be on sale for awhile yet.
Price ~ £3.75

The last one I picked up is the Guardian of the Forest bath bomb which has a similar fresh scent to the Grass bubble bar. This one explodes into a variety of greens and shimmer making it very exciting and not like anything I have seen at lush before. The key ingredients for this one are cypress, rosewood and lime oils and oakmoss absolute which give that fresh foresty smell.
Price ~ £3.95

So that is it for this Lush Haul no doubt there will be another one soon haha. I hope you enjoyed reading and let me know what products you have recently discovered and love so I can check them out :) ~JustClare x

                                                    All photos and opinions are my own

Friday, 12 February 2016

Valentines Day Makeup

Hello everyone I hope you are all well. Today I have a makeup look that I have been wearing a lot and loving recently. This look is all about the pinks making it perfect for Valentines Day! Although I don't have a boyfriend and probably won't be doing anything it is still a really pretty makeup look that I will continue to wear. This makeup is perfect for everyday and I just love it :) The photos below show the products used as well as a list underneath each. 

Bourjous Happy Light Matte Primer
L'Oreal Infallible 24hr Matte foundation in Porcelain
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair
Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder 
Collection Highlight and Sculpt Contour Kit
Miss Sporty Insta Glow Blush in Flushed Pink
Collection Speedy Highlighter Stick in Pearl Sheen 
ModelCo Lipstick in Kitty 

Avon Perfect Eyebrow Kit in Soft Brown
Collection Colour Lash Mascara in Clear
MUA Elysium Palette (shades used were Air, Charm, Refine and Cherub)
Avon Super Extend Precise Liquid Liner
L'Oreal False Lash Superstar Mascara

Thank you for reading and let me know if you will be trying out this look. If you would like to see how I applied the products and what it looks like then you can head over to my YouTube channel as I have a tutorial up for this particular look :) ~JustClare x

All photos and opinions are my own

Sunday, 7 February 2016

25 Facts About Me

Hello and welcome back to my blog, I hope you are all well. I have decided to do 25 facts about me so that you can find out more about me :) I was going to do 50 facts but I realised that I couldn't actually think of that many so you're having 25 instead haha.

1. My full name is Clare Louise Alley
2. I am 17 and I was born on the 25th of May 1998 (I was actually a month early but I was bigger than a baby at full term haha)
3. I have an older sister
4. I am about 5ft 4.5in in height and I always get called short :/
5. I have quite small feet at a size 4 but I like having small feet. I actually used to be a 5 so I somehow shrank a size
6. My favourite colour is purple
7. I have a lot of favourite animals but I like owls, puffins and hippos I think they're adorable
8. I have a pet cat called Maggie shes black and fluffy and I love her lots
9. I also have a pet hamster called Winnie and she's so cute
10. I'm currently in my last year of sixth form and I'm studying Biology, Geography and Philosophy & Ethics
11. I plan to go to uni in September to study wildlife conservation
12. I'm scared of spiders!
13. My favourite film(s) is The Hunger Games series (I love them all!)
14. My favourite book(s) is The Hunger Games series (again I love them all haha)
15. I love taking photos, I would of loved to have taken photography A Level but they don't offer it at my school :(
16. I also enjoy singing every now and then but never in front of people as I'm not confident enough to
17. The celebrity I look up to the most is Jennifer Lawrence I think she is such an inspiration and she's just hilarious
18. My favourite TV series is probably Pretty Little Liars but I also really enjoy The Walking Dead
19. I love a bit of shopping every now and again and my favourite shops include Lush and New Look
20. My favourite food is probably chocolate and I also like pasta
21. I have completed both Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards the expeditions were quite tough but I'm glad I did it and I have so many happy memories from it
22. A film I like to watch over and over again is The Proposal its so funny and it has Ryan Reynolds in it
23. My favourite programs when I was younger were Spongebob Squarepants, Drake and Josh, H20 and Victorious (I basically just liked all of the Nickelodeon shows)
24. My favourite social media site is probably Instagram
25. I love Disney and my favourite films are The Lion King and Tangled :)

So there you have it 25 facts about me that you might not have known. I always struggle to think of things about myself so it took me quite awhile to write this haha but nevertheless I hope you enjoyed reading this post and I will speak to you soon :) ~JustClare x

                                                               All opinions are my own