Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The All About Me Tag

 I've seen this Tag a few times on people's Youtube channels so I have decided to give it a go myself on my blog. 

I love doing these type of posts!

There's 24 questions for me to answer and hopefully you'll learn something new about me!

 
 1.Do you have a middle name?
Yes! As the header of my blog suggests. My middle name is 'Zetta'. I'm named after my Great Grandmother and that was her First Name.

2. What was your favourite subject in school?
During primary school I really enjoyed Art as it enabled me to be creative. However during High School my favourite lesson was probably Dance or English.

3. What's your favourite drink?
Quite honestly day to day I only really drink water so I can't think of a favourite drink. I do quite enjoy Cranberry Juice though or if I'm being really naughty on the sugar scale then I'd have to say Raspberry Ribena! Rock n Roll ;)

4. Favourite song at the moment?
I love love loveeeee 'Chandelier' by Sia. The video is amazing too. Another favourite of mine at the moment is 'Problem' By Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea.

5. What would you name your children?
I can 100% say I don't know. I think until I have them I won't be able to decide.

6. Do you participate in any sports?
No. Sport is not really my thing!

7. Favourite Book?
I don't think I have an absolute favourite. Although a few months ago I read 'Paper Towns' by John Green and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think it's actually my favourite from him.

8. Favourite Colour?
I love pink but that seems very stereotypical for a make up loving beauty blogger. I also really love baby blue and pastel yellow!

9. Favourite Animal?
Dogs!

10. Favourite perfume?
I'm still loving 'Rogue' by Rihanna

11. Favourite holiday?
In 2005 I went to Florida with all my family. We had two whole weeks of the whole Disney experience and I LOVED it. Desperately wish we could all go back there together!

12. Have you graduated High School?
Yes. I'm 23 now! I left school when I was 16! 

13. Have you been out of the Country?
Yes!

14. Do you speak any other Languages?
No. I really wish I had carried on with French and Spanish in school though as I'd love to be able to.

15. Do you have any siblings?
I have two brothers. One older (25) and one younger (20). I'm piggy in the middle.

16. What's your favourite store?
My 'go to' store that I know I will always find something in is probably New Look.

17. Favourite Restaurant?
Hmmm. This is tough. One of my favourites that my friends and I often go to though is a local Italian restaurant called 'The Spaghetti House'.

18. Do you like school?
I left a long time ago now but I didn't really enjoy school no :(

19. Favourite YouTubers?
As you have probably seen on here before. I really love Hannah Maggs, Lauren Curtis and Melanie Murphy. I have recently been enjoying Gabs from Velvetghost too!

20. Favourite Movie?
Oooh I have a few. I love Friends with Benefits, White Chicks, We're the Millers and a load of Disney Animations too!

21. Favourite Tv show?
I don't watch huge amounts of TV. However I do love Netflix and I have become completely OBSESSED with Orange Is The New Black. I binged watched both seasons in about 4 days and I'm gutted that I have to wait until 2015 for season 3!

22. Laptop or Desktop?
Laptop!

23. What phone do you have?
I've just upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S5 after having iPhones for the past 5 years and I am loving it so far!

24. How tall are you?
I'm a teeny tiny 5,1

I tag you all to do this tag and please pleaaaase leave your links so I can go and read them. I love reading other peoples!

Lauren xo

Thursday, 3 July 2014

My Makeup Brush Bargain - Japonesque Salon Collection Review.

Have I ever mentioned on here that I'm a HUGE Tk Maxx fan?

I know a lot of people either love it or hate it. I personally love it. 
I'm forever finding bargains in there, beauty products, clothes and home decor. 
I shop for Birthdays, Christmas and events in there and it never disappoints. 

Well last weekend I was having a nosey around my local Tk Maxx and I came across this brush set by Japonesque. 

 There first thing to draw me in was the design of the brushes. White and silver with a cute ditsy flower print!

The second thing that drew me in was the name. Japonesque are a brand of Makeup Brushes that I have always wanted to try, but never splashed the cash on. 

The third thing to draw me in was the price....£12.99! I couldn't believe it, £12.99 for five Japonesque Salon Collection Brushes. That did it for me. Winner.

Granted these brushes are from a past season collection. This doesn't matter to me. The quality of the brushes is just the same and I personally love the design. 

You get five brushes in the set -
  1. A Powder brush.
  2. An Eye Shadow Brush.
  3. A Lip Brush.
  4. A Smudger Brush.
  5. A Lash and Brow Comb.

 I've been after a couple of new eye brushes anyway so this worked out well. 

They come in a lovely lilac, leather tub which I'm sure will look great on my dressing table.



These brushes feel amazing. They are SO soft! 
I've been using the brushes for a week now and so far I'm very impressed. They don't shed (so far) and they apply like a dream for eye shadow. 
I haven't used the lip brush as of yet but the Powder brush applies just as good as the eye brushes too. I tend to use this mostly for blush.

The only real negative I can say is that they are white so they show a lot of dirt. Not too much of a bad thing as I clean all my brushes once a week anyway!

Whilst I was in Tk Maxx I also noticed they had some Japonesque Travel Brush Sets for only £5.99 so I would definitely recommend getting to your local store once in a while and seeing what they have to offer!

Lauren xo