Monday, January 28, 2013

another Apocalips review!

Hello gorgeous!
I'm sure you'll have seen a million and one reviews of the new Rimmel products, Apocalips but I figured as I went a little crazy over them I should put my thoughts out there!

not amazingly accurate colours here so see the picture below!
The five (yes, five, don't give me that look! they are too pretty!) colours I picked up were 101 Celestial, 600 Nude Eclipse, 400 Big Bang, 301 Galaxy and 500 Luna. But first, I'd like to take a quick look at the packaging, wowzers! It is amazing, the colour you see in the tube is the actual product which I think is quite cool and the top of product is shaped like a rock/asteroid kind of tying in with the apocalypse theme I suppose. 

a more accurate view of the colours!
The swatches above are literally just from dabbing the applicator onto my skin, so you can see how pigmented the product is! I also wanted to wait until I had a chance to try out most of the colours all day, so I could comment on their durability and I can honestly say I was shocked *in a very very good way!*. I won't lie and say oh my goodness they stayed on perfectly all day, they didn't, but they stayed on for hours without smudging or fading and when they do fade they fade evenly so it doesn't look obvious. 

At the minute they are on sale in Boots for £5.99 and they are on 3 for 2 along with all other Rimmel products, (hence how I justified buying so many...) and I highly highly recommend picking at least one up. Celestial is probably my favourite just because I love the pale pink shade for everyday.

Have you brought any?
Are you planning on?
I really do love them, Rimmel honestly have some amazing products!
If you like this post please do follow my blog and if you have a blog of your own leave it below, I love reading new blogs :)
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxoxoxo

Lush! it's.. well.. lush!

Hello lovelies!
I went to Lush a few weeks ago, one of my absolute favourite shops, and I had a nice chat with one of the girls in there. To be honest I normally try to avoid talking to the assistants, not in a horrid way, just because they are always so lovely and make me feel like I should spend so much more than I can justify!
But, this time I wanted to know more about the hair care range in Lush, I've been in and looked at them countless times but it seems a little overwhelming!
After a quite long chat and a lot of smelling products and messing about with the solid shampoos in the little bowls of water (I know it's a simple thing but I do love the fact that you can try out the products in the store) the lovely lady gave me some samples of the three products I fancied and that she thought would help my extraordinarily damaged hair. They were a pre-shampoo treatment (H'suan Wen Hua), a solid shampoo (Trichomania) and a conditioner (American Cream). 

The pre-shampoo treatment is the product I was most skeptical about, the lady I was speaking to said that it should last up to 6 washes *so you put it on your hair before shampooing, leave however long you can, I usually leave it for around 20 minutes, wash it off and continue with your hair care routine and you shouldn't have to use it again for 6 washes*. I honestly did not believe her, the treatment is amazing there is no doubt about that, I could tell that after using it for the first time, my hair felt stronger immediately and it really does last around 5 or 6 washes so you get so much product for your money!

Trichomania did really surprise me, firstly I have never used a solid shampoo before but I will never go back now, it's amazing and you get so much more use out of the product. I have used my sample now about 5 times and honestly there is hardly any difference. It smells amazingly of coconut, not the fake kind of coconut smell in most "coconut scented" products, but a real coconut smell (could I have said coconut any more? COCONUT!).

Now, the conditioner.. I wasn't disappointed in it, it is a good product, but it didn't seem as amazing to me as the other products. I think it may be because the pre-shampoo treatment was already doing so much, I don't feel I need it. But it does work wonders and make your hair super-duper shiny which is amazing for me seen as mine is as damaged as can be.

So there you have it! My recent Lush loves..
Have you tried any of the Lush hair products?
What do you think?
Please do follow if you like this post, it makes me a very happy bunny!
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxoxo
p.s. you can also follow me on twitter, @looklifebeauty which also makes me go :D!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Liebster award!!

Hello gorgeous!
The lovely Josie (livinginamoviescene) nominated me for a Liebster Award, this is an award for new bloggers, those with less than 200 followers. It's a really lovely idea to be honest, to help promote and support new bloggers like myself!

So lets crack on with it shall we...

Link back to the blogger who awarded them (done above, do check out Josie's blog, it's great)
Write "11 random facts" about yourself
Answer the 11 questions which the person who nominated you set
Think of 11 new questions for the 11 people you nominate

11 facts
- I have two middle names, Eleanor and Alice
- My favourite colour is purple
- I love Paloma Faith
- I have a really bad habit of watching an entire series of show in one night if I get into it
- I drink at least 5 cups of tea a day
- 4 is my lucky number
- My netbook is pink 
- I have one brother and a half sister
- I used to drink about 6 energy drinks a day but I recently forced myself to stop (yay me!) 
- I think Pepsi and Cola tastes completely different
- Grapes and cheese are my favourite foods
 *sorry for the pretty lame facts but I recently did a "50 facts about me" post!* 

Questions that Josie set!

1. Do you have a regular beauty regime? If so, what products do you use? 
Not a strict one but most nights (if I'm not being a lazy bum) I use No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water, followed by Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean cleanser and then Boots own Essentials Moisturiser

2. What is your dream job?
Youth worker

3. If a genie granted you 3 wishes, what would they be?
Win the lottery/just lots of money (I know it's materialistic and cliche but no money worries? yes please!)
World peace (oh goodness I sound like I'm entering a beauty pagent)
My doggies to never pass away

4. Do you have a special talent, if so, what is it?
I can write with the pen inbetween my toes if that counts?

5. Reach out your right arm. What item is closest to your hand?
The box that my brothers Furby came in

6. Is your hair coloured or natural?
Very very coloured

7. What colour is your tooth brush?
At dads, blue, at mums, silver and at the boyfs green 

8. Facebook or Twitter?

9. If you were able to have a totally unlimeted shopping spree in one store, what store would it be?

10. Do you have a favourite book, if so, which one?
Ballet Shoes

11. Baths or showers?
Showers most of the time

I don't follow 11 blogs with less than 200 followers; but here are my nominations! 
Lesley- FreshLengths 
Emma- IndigoSilk 
Natalie- PersainBeauty 
Paula- PrettyPollysBlog 
Marta- GlitterDectector 
Danielle Jane- NeonPinkRubberDuck 
Laura- LardyGrub

My questions to those tagged! 
1. Tea or coffee?
2. Favourite drug store make-up brand?
3. What kind of blog post do you most enjoy writing?
4. If you could only use one make up product for the rest of your life what would it be?
5. Do you have any pets, if so what animal?
6. Do you rather watch Youtube videos or read blog posts?
7. Favourite colour?
8. Favourite meal?
9. Comedy, horror or chick flick?
10. Favourite holiday you've ever been on?
11. What's the first thing that comes into your mind... Now! 

That's all for this post lovelies! 
Make sure to follow if you want to be kept in the loop when I post :) 
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxo 

Monday, January 21, 2013

week #3!

Trying this out a different way this week!
Here is my week in pictures; hope you like it, I personally really enjoy doing these posts :') 

hot chocolate to see in the start of the snow//chilling at the boyfriends house doing college work//Dad brought me Oreo Dairy Milk!//little Lola in her coat ready to play in the snow//the massive amount of treats Dad left for me//Italian Ravioli I made for the boyf on a snow day off college//peanut butter and chocolate spread bagel!//Pot Noodle while revising for exams//Greek Yoghurt with pineapple and blueberries after work

So there's my week in pictures!
Have you had much snow this week?
Or do you do a simily weekly round up on your blog? I'd love to give it a read :)
Leave it below and I'll be sure to check it out;
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxo

50 facts!

Hello gorgeous! 
I won't ramble on for too long as this will definitely be quite a big post; 50 facts about me :)!

1. I'm 18
2. I live in the East Midlands in England
3. I'm currently going to college and doing my A Levels 
4. I hate it but I don't know what else I would be doing if I wasn't doing them
5. The thought of finishing college scares me
6. I'm quite immature at times 
7. I have a stupid amount of teddy bears considering my age.. currently on my bed there are ten teddy bears and I have no plans to ever get rid of them
8. I have an extremely lovely boyfriend (he is sat next to me and forcing me to include that... I do love him though :3)
9. I can't have the same hair colour for more than about 3 weeks without getting bored of it
10. After a conversation with a lovely girl in my local Lush store I want to start using Henna hair dye
11. I love peppermint tea
12. I'm a vegetarian 
13. I think Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Miranda and American Office are the bestest things on telly!
14. I cannot cook to save my life but I can bake (so when I eventually move out I won't starve but I will be huuuuuge!)
15.  I'm 5ft 2"
 16. My boyfriend is 6ft 2" which makes us look like a cartoon couple
17. I have to wear socks to bed or I can't sleep
 18. I don't care how old I am I will still read Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging and Ballet Shoes 
19. I have one tattoo and do plan to get more
20. My tattoo is a quote from Little Women
 21. I have four doggies; Lola, Henry, Maggie and Ruben
 22. When I'm all grown up I would love to be a youth worker 
 23. Because I've only ever really lived in small little towns I want to move to a city where things actually happen
 24. Beauty and the Beast is my favourite film closely followed by Hercules 
25. Me and the boyf are planning to go on our first "Grown Up Holiday" as I keep calling it
26. My mum and dad are separated so I spend my time flitting between both houses (oh and usually the boyfs house too!) meaning nothing is ever organised
 27. I think Mrs Browns Boys is painfully unfunny!
 28. Shows like NCIS and CSI used to fascinate me but now they just scare me to death
 29. My favourite animals are penguins and dogs
 30. The one thing I actually really like about myself is my eye colour 
 31. I can't walk in heels
32. I can't drive 
 33. I don't intend to drive
 34. I mostly wear leggings and baggy long tops and creepers/Doc Martens/Uggs
35. I have quite a few weird phobias 
a) birds
b) capital letters where there shouldn't be
c) people in costumes (as in the big foam things where their eyes are like in the mouth)
d) bare feet
36. I'd rather be big and eat cake than skinny and eat celery  
37. I want to travel as much as possible
 38. Sometimes I forget how old I am (18) and that I am technically an adult
39. Snow is my favourite weather
 40. Winter is my favourite time of year (Christmas, New Year, Birthday)
41. I want to learn how to knit but I know it will frustrate me
42. When I was younger I wanted to be a vet until I realised I would have to cut animals open
 43. My dad calls me "Princess" and "Blondie"
 44. When I was younger my nickname was "Spud" and occasionaly "Spuddlyboofles"
 45. I love Jelly Tots
 46. I love Pepsi Max but I'm trying to cut it out!
 47. I work in Boots, it is my first job
 48. Chris Packham (Google him if you don't know him) terrifies me
 49. I desperately want my own place so I can decorate it, because I'm split between houses I can't really justify decorating my room again
50. I keep all cinema tickets/train tickets/ribbons from birthday cake (I have the last 5 years) etc. on a pin board in my room

There you go gorgeous! 
50 facts about me, I hope this has helped you get to know me a little better
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxo
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

my first tattoo experience!

Hello there gorgeous!
I'm not sure if you know but I turned 18 recently and for my birthday I decided to get my first tattoo.

I must admit my mum wasn't thrilled with me getting a tattoo. Although both my parents have tattoos (mum has one and dad has so many I don't even know!) my mum was concerned that I will regret it, something would go wrong, it would hurt too much or I wouldn't like where it is.
However my dad, since I was around 16 I think, has always been of the mind that I am an adult and can make my own choices. I think he has always believed that because we are so similar and he knows that I don't make rash decisions. I must give him some credit actually he helped me finalise my design. 

I decided I needed to make the design myself because it would be easier than going to a tattoo parlour and trying to explain what I wanted and paying extra for them to design it. I just used word because I have zero artistic talent, with a picture I took from Google Images of bird outlines, printed it out and gave it to the artist once I'd decided on a place. I rearranged the quote to be on two lines (just taking out the "and") because I knew I only wanted it to cover a *relatively* small area so for work etc. it can be covered.

Anyway here it is!
1 day after, still healing and scabbing hence the kind of bumpy look, it will be smooth soon :)

where it is actually on my arm
Pain wise, I wouldn't really say it was painful, probably about a 4/10. It's more unpleasant than anything. Plus I picked a chubby area of my arm (well, chubbier it's all chubby!) because I while reading around abut tattoo pain, it seems to be that the closer to the bone/the skinnier the area the more pain.

Oh and it hardly cost anything because my dad knew the tattoo artist, I think it should have been around £40/£50 because it only took about 4 minutes. Weirdly I know that it took a little longer than One Directions new song as that was on the radio at the time!

I would just say, if you're reading this because you're wanting to get a tattoo, just be 100% sure that you are happy to look at it forever. I did draw my tattoo on myself in eyeliner and see if I could live with it.
Anyway, that's it my lovely!
If you have a blog please do leave it below as I always love new ones to read!
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxo!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

outfit from my 18th!

 OOTD from my 18th birthday meal!
plum wedges from Primark, around the £15 mark I think
ordinary black Primark leggings, £3
cute stud style buttons on the shirt
brown waist belt
sheer top from Top Shop
£15 in the sale, was £30
vest top underneath from Primark

Hope you liked that lovely!
Just a little post today, short and sweet for once ;)
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxo.
do you have a blog? be sure to leave it below and I'll check it out! 

Monday, January 14, 2013

18th birthday make-up!

Hello lovely!
I turned 18 on the 12th and I thought I would share the make-up that I wore with you!
Coming up soon as well will be a kind of "day in the life" of my birthday, an outfit of the day and a post on the tattoo I got :).
I was planning on putting all the post together (make-up, outfit, tattoo and generally what I did), but when I was sorting out all of the pictures I realised that it would be an absurdly large post!

Products in the order used:
-Wilkinsons Fruity Hand sanitiser
-Boots Essentials Moisturiser 
-Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (Medium)
-Brush from a Blush Professional kit, used for concealer
-Revlon ColorStay foundation (for normal/dry skin in 180 sand beige)
-Real Techniques expert face brush used for foundation
-Blistex Relief Cream (for dry lips)
-Rimmel Professional Eye Brow Pencil
-Loreal Super Liner Carbon Gloss
-Barry M Bold Waterproof Eyeliner (in black)
-ELF Studio Cream Eye Shadow (can't find the colour online but I think Champagne) 
-Brush from a Blush Professional kit, used for eye shadow in the inner corners of my eyes
-Max Factor Eye Brightening Mascara for green eyes
-MAC Lip Pencil in Soar
-MAC Cremesheen Lip Stick in Hot Gossip 

oooh don't I look young!
-no make-up-

using flash...
natural light... 

So, there's the finished look!
Pink lips, big winged liner, defined brows and just a very plain face (no blush etc.).
Hope you like it :)
I had by far the best birthday ever this year...
As always, if you fancy a chat I'm always on Twitter @LookLifeBeauty
And if you really liked this post and fancy giving me a late birthday gift why not pop your email in the box above and get notifications when I next post?
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxox.
p.s. do you have any MAC lipstick suggestions? Hot Gossip is my first ever and I've fallen in love!

my week in pictures #2!

Quite a dull week this week, as Saturday was my birthday so most of the pictures were taken on that day which will be up in a separate blog post :).
But I figured I should still post a week in pictures! 
Here we go...

LookLifeBeauty week in pictures
Monday 7th January 2013
My little sister came home from school and gave me about 10 packets of Harribo because she doesn't like them; omnomnom!
LookLifeBeauty week in pictures
Tuesday 8th January 2013
Brought a new lovely lovely blogging notebook from the Paper-Chase sale :)
LookLifeBeauty week in pictures
Wednesday 9th January 2013
Oh so much college revision :(
LookLifeBeauty week in pictures
Thursday 10th January 2013
Blueberries and Greek style yogurt, yummy!  
LookLifeBeauty week in pictures
Friday 11th January 2013
First birthday prezzie! White roses from the grandparents :).
LookLifeBeauty week in pictures
Saturday 12th January 2013
I turned 18!
LookLifeBeauty week in pictures
Sunday 13th January 2013
One of  my favourite birthday presents!

There you go lovely! My not-so-exciting week in pictures, more exciting posts to come very soon :') 
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxo. 

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

my week in pictures #1!

Hello lovelies! 
I thought it would be a nice idea to make a little "week in pictures" to document 2013 and surprise surprise I'm late in doing so! 
Anyway, here are my pictures from Monday 31st of December 2012 to the Sunday 6th of January 2013!

Monday 31st of December 2012
happy new year!
no wild parties for me, just a nice cup of hot chocolate, marshmallows and an early night!
Tuesday 1st January 2013
sales sales sales!
yeah... I brought cat ears (topshop if you're wondering)... I love them!
Wednesday 2nd January 2013
I <3 Costa
me and mum had a nice cup of honeycomb hot chocolate and a Lindt Bear
Thursday 3rd January 2013
such a cutie!
she may be destroying a teddy but c'mon... could you tell that face off?
Friday 4th January 2013
such a British stereotype!
me and the boyfriend went for a breakfast of tea and scones
Saturday 5th January 2013
*taken from Tumblr*
looking for tattoo inspiration before the big day!
Sunday 6th January 2013
sleepy Henry the Sausage Dog
all snuggled up after work... it's a dogs life!
I absolutely love this idea (stolen from Lily Pebbles *whatihearttoday*), such a cute little way of recording a whole year easily!
Are you doing anything similar on your blog?
Leave it in the comments and I'll be sure to check it out, need some new blogs to add to my reading list!
See you soon!
Lots and lots of love, Beth xoxoxo. 
-Twitter: @LookLifeBeauty -

Friday, January 04, 2013

birthday wishlist!

Hello you gorgeous thing! 
I am insanely excited, in a matter of (currently 8) days, I will be an official, fully-fledged adult! That's right, I'm turning 18! 

Anyway, as I have had a stupidly long day which has consisted of meeting the boyfriend for breakfast (we had tea and scones, it was ridiculously cute!) and then sitting and not moving from my computer doing college work all about murder (ooooh jolly...), I wanted to get excited about something.

With that in mind, here is my birthday wishlist; some items I know I'm getting (as they are a prezzie from me to me) and some I will just endlessly dream after...

1) My Tattoo!
Now obviously I can't whack in a picture of this amazing tattoo that doesn't yet exist, but you all know what tattoos are. My tattoo is (hopefully, I'm going to see a lovely lady about it tomorrow) going to be a quote on my arm that I'm going to get done on my birthday morning. So if you're interested in seeing that, make sure to be following me on twitter (@LookLifeBeauty), as I'm sure to be tweeting all the way through it! 

2) M.A.C lipstick! 
I've filled and emptied the online basket in MAC more times than I can count and never been able to push that button, have you seen the prices?! But always in the basket are two lipsticks; Creme D' Nude and Brick-o-La, I just love them! 

3) Illamasqua highlighter!
Specifically, Gleam in Aurora. I genuinely do not have the words to express my feelings for this product, Google it, it's gorgeous!  

4) Comedy DVDs!
I haven't brought DVDs in so long, just because £10 is a lot to spend all at once for something that lasts maybe 2 hours and I won't want to watch again for at least a week. So anything with Sarah Millican, Jon Richardson, Russell Howard, Greg Davies, David Mitchell or Miranda Hart and I'm happy!

5) A nice meal out with the family and boyfriend!
Unfortunately this won't be happening this year, my big brother will be off back at uni and my mum will be working... But I am going to compromise, breakfast out with dad, lunch out with my boyfriend and a night in with my mum!

Do you get as excited as me about your birthday? I just think it's the best day (minus Christmas)!
Fancy making an extra birthday wish come true early and giving my twitter/blog whichever you fancy, a follow? I promise to love you forever :)
Beth, xoxoxo 

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

my 2012...

Hello gorgeous, I don't know about you, but I loved 2012, to be honest I'm quite sad to see the back of it, but hopefully 2013 will be even better :). 

So, I thought a nice way to see in the new year would be to give all you lovely people a little summary of my year...

 we started off the year with a new addition to the family, this is Lola enjoying the snow in our garden

 by far my favourite candle of the whole year, brought this ma-hoo-sive Yankee candle in the January sales and it's still going *barely* as I type this

definitely the highlight of my 2012 was this boy, Thomas; I do love this boy rather a lot... please excuse the lack of decent photos...
blurry but an amazing night :)
in April me and my Mum went to see the amazing Steps on their reunion tour, first gig I ever went to was Steps, the second was Rolf Harris, I was a cool child! 

 this year I've been blessed enough to go on two college trips; Ireland and Poland



Giants Causeway 
in the summer my and the family went on holiday to Bournemouth

then with the colder months come; Halloween! better Starbucks drinks! and me shopping like a crazy lady because... I got a job!

ooooooh isn't she cute?! this is Lola around Halloween time eating jelly because she is stupidly spoilt...

December brought my favourite yearly tradition, the Clothes Show Live... ooft... 

now let the winter/Christmas photos commence... 
Christmas jumper!

I <3 wrapping Christmas presents 

my fave Christmas present (from Thomas)

from work for the festive season

"be happy"

Have you had a good 2012?
If you have a blog and have done a similar "round-up" post then leave it in the comments :)
Lots and lots of love (and of course best wishes for 2013), Beth xoxoxo
p.s. follow me on Twitter? it's @LookLifeBeauty