Travel | A Day In St.Moritz

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Whilst on holiday in Milan last year Iain and myself decided to book a day excursion to go over the border into Switzerland and make a visit to St.Moritz. We booked our Swiss Alps Bernina Express tour with Viator who I couldn't recommend enough, everything was organised brilliantly and our tour guide was brilliant (as well as his English)! 

Lush's The Experimenter Review

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks I highly doubt that you haven't heard about or seen Lush's new bath bomb 'The Experimenter' from their Oxford Street flagship store. 

My Favourite Go To Eye Duo

Monday, 7 September 2015
I've never been one for buying high end mascaras, for me the drug stores offerings have always been just as good and if not better. I'd seen a lot of hype around the lash sensational in the blogosphere and when in Tesco last week noticed that they had an offer on for 2 for £10 when each of these are £7.99 each, bargain! I decided to get the Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. I bought myself the Benefit Push Up Liner last year and no matter how hard I try I just don't like it. 
The main thing I love about the Lash Sensational is the wand, although it is rubber (not my favourite previously) it's curved which means you can really get into the lashes to get the definition that you're looking for. As well as this one end of the wand has shorter bristles meaning that it's ideal for the bottom lashes and prevents you from getting mascara underneath your eyes. As for the formula I've found that it does have good lasting power and it doesn't flake on you throughout the day which is a pet hate of mine.
It really does give you amazing volume! I've been unfortunately blessed with natural stubby lashes and I've even found people saying to me in the past "why don't you try wearing mascara", le sigh. It's definitely the most impressed I've been with mascara in a long time and I will be repurchasing! 
As previously mentioned I bought the Benefit Push Up Liner last year and I really don't like it. Thinking about it the main problem I had with it was the fact it came in a pen, I couldn't get enough product out of it and when I did there was too much and it smudged everywhere, nightmare. I decided to pick the Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner as it included a fine brush which I'm used to using. For me the formula is amazing, creamy making it easy to apply and it rarely smudges and if it does it wiped off easily and doesn't leave traces of black smudge all over my lid. The brush included is double ended, one end being tapered and flat edged making it super easy to apply (even for liner novices like my self). The other end is a foam almost dome shaped end, apparently this can be used to smudge out the liner to create a smokey eye look but I'm yet to try this myself. My only real gripe with this product is that it's not got a great pigmentation but this can be easily solved by just applying a second layer!

Amelia xo

September 2015 Goals

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

One of my new years resolutions this year was to start writing down my goals at the start of each month and then going back to them at the end to see what I've achieved. This month I've seen a lot of blogposts go up about bloggers personal goals so I thought why not post mine on my own blog rather than in my notepad?!
- loose 11lbs 
I've been on Slimming World for 6 weeks now and I've managed to loose 1st3lbs and with my 21st just round the corner in October I'd really like to reach the 2st mark for then. I'm a bit dubious about this goal as I have a lot going on in September which includes copious amounts of alcohol and meals out! However I'm going to work my hardest to achieve this. 
- read 4 books 
Reading is one of my biggest passions in life and recently I've just been in a reading slump. I used to get through around 8 books on average per month and my to be read pile is just piling up higher and higher! My copy of Queen Of Shadows arrived yesterday So I'm hoping this is going to kickstart my reading off again...
- save £500
I've got a trip to Prague booked at the end of October and I really need to save some money for it! I don't plan on spending £500 on the trip to Prague but I really need to get saving some money. I've worked hard over the Summer holidays and now I'm going back to uni my shifts will be decreasing a lot. I've got my car insurance to pay off and whilst it's not a huge amount of money I just hate having things like that hanging over my head! 
- succeed at uni 
I'm going into my second year at university as a student nurse and my grades this year class towards my degree classification. Grades aren't everything as a student nurse, no amount of coursework and exams can teach you to sit hold someones hand and cry with them. However, I do want to go on to do my masters in the future so I need at least a 2:1. 

Amelia xo