Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Pardon My Impromptu Hiatus!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Hello my 26 beautiful readers!
Woi, has been a hell of a long time! 
Honestly, I was super busy with that hell hole known as University and then cue some
family drama. And then I was ill for two weeks - had a cheeky case of laryngitis and everything. 
But now I'm alive and well!
I think?

There's a few things I'd like to change up around here.
I don't want to just do beauty - which is a bit awks when my url is indicative of beauty! -
I'd like to do a lot more lifestyle things like relationships/friendships and that malarkey.
I want to just share my general wisdom and life experiences!
It's not like any of my friends/family listen to me so I may as well put it here for all of you guys!
I use the term 'advice' very loosely because I basically don't have any time for
stupid people or ignorant people so if you took any advice from me you'd probably have
no one left in your life at all!
Except for me of course; I got you girl!

So I'm gonna have a fiddle around with my url if I can, and with my banner and such.
Stay posted if you'd like to read more of my strong-minded opinion!

All my social networks are as follows;
Twitter - (not the link on the side ->)

Remember - trust no bitch, fear no man/woman/spider/crocodile/height/unknown/frog.
If in doubt - I'm here for you.

Thank you for reading this random spiel and please comment & share as you wish!

Janelle xo.

Monday, 6 May 2013

MUA Power Pout Review

Monday, 6 May 2013
Honestly, I don't know why I bothered.
I already have a gorgeous Revlon Balm Stain, I don't need to try the MUA ones,
they're not going to come even close to Revlon - there's no competition.
Of course I'm right.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Glossybox UK - April 2013 Overview

Tuesday, 30 April 2013
I got my first ever, ever Glossybox last week and I'm pretty impressed with
the sample (and some full-sized) products that I got!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

I Went Shopping Again...

Wednesday, 17 April 2013
I think I have some kind of problem...
But you guys don't care about how broke I am, right?
I'm dubious about how much I care myself!
So, on with the show!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Collective Haul...Sort Of

Friday, 12 April 2013
Imagine my confusion when I realised that the haul that I intended
this post to be about, and the post that I filmed, are two
different hauls! I clearly have a problem...

Thursday, 4 April 2013

How To: Easter Hot Chocolate

Thursday, 4 April 2013
Warning: The calories!
Oh wow, the calorific goodness!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Monday, 1 April 2013

40 Day Spending Ban: The Result

Monday, 1 April 2013
I could cry with joy.
I actually could.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

March Beauty Faves!

Saturday, 30 March 2013
March is finally, finally almost over!
I always feel like this is one of the longest months of the year.
January is just plain boring, but I don't mind it because it's still pretty
cosy and everyone is either recovering from a hangover or moping about with
their post-Christmas blues. But either way everyone is in the same boat.
February is equally as boring but 1) it means that boring January is over, and we're on our
way into the rest of the year, and 2) it's the shortest month so it just whizzes past.
But then we get to March and it's like, Spring is right at the front door, but Winter
refuses to release it's clutches. Plus it's a whole 31 days long and, after February, that
just feels like a lifetime! But anyway, it's over! Finally! C'mon April, show us some
sunny love!

Friday, 29 March 2013

Spring Nail Faves!

Friday, 29 March 2013
It's what it says on the tin, folks!
These are my favourite shades - so far - this Spring.
I say "so far", because it's barely Spring, really.
No matter how early Easter has come round this year, it's still Winter mode with
all of this snow and freezing temperatures!
But anyway, I've put some colour in my life whilst I wait listlessly for the
daffodils to rear their beautiful heads!

Monday, 25 March 2013

To Perm, or Not To Perm?

Monday, 25 March 2013
This is a really random post but I'm basically having a massive dilemma and I thought
I'd turn to you guys for advice.
'Cause you guys are the bee's knees!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Review: Wackier than a Coconut!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Pssssst! Hey!
Hey you!
Wanna know a secret?
I've discovered that magic exists.
I promise, magic is real.
Let me show you what I've found...

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Fabulous February Favourites!

Saturday, 9 March 2013
I'm laughing at my own title.
Artistic licence guys!
Sooo, it's the time of the month again!
No, not that time; the time where I jabber on about all the amazing
products that I've loved this month!
So without further ado...

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

40 Day Spending Ban!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013
I bet you saw this coming, right?
I know I did!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

The MUA Undress Me Too Palette Has Landed!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Well actually, it landed about a week ago.
And it landed in my hands yesterday!
You jelly bro!?
You should be! *winky face.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, 14 February 2013
I am a massive Valentine's Day Scrooge.
I just don't like it. Maybe it's bitterness from never actually celebrating with an 
'other half' (insert Forever Alone meme here!), but I just don't like it,
However, I'm in a rather good mood, so, 
from me, to you, happy V-Day!

Lots of love, me!

("Rose Gold" Nails: Butter London's "Rosie Lee" layered over Barry M's Foil Effects in "Gold").

Thanks for reading :)

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

January Favourites 2013

Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Want to know something hilarious?
This isn't even that late.
I actually did a horrendous Youtube video under some pretty bad conditions.
But I wanted to get that 'First Video Fear' out of the way.
I know, I'm awkward and nervous and it's not even that great to watch because of my decidedly shitty camera.
However, I tried.
Soooo, if you fancy it, have a gander & let me know what you think!

Friday, 8 February 2013

HAUL | I Went Shopping Again...

Friday, 8 February 2013

Someone put a padlock on my purse, yeah?
Literally every time I go to town I have to buy something.
Which turns into a few more somethings and turns into £40 worth of somethings!
I smell a spending ban coming along!

Monday, 4 February 2013

NEW Dove Compressed Deodorant Review

Monday, 4 February 2013
Deodorant is important. As squeamish as some may be, it's something we need to talk about. 
Everyone sweats, everyone needs protection from immense BO strong enough to knock a dinosaur out.
And Dove has a new kid on the block to help us out! 

Sleek True Colour Lipstick

I don't believe in impulse buys.
I rarely buy any make up or haircare product without researching the item first.
So if I waltz into a shop and grab three Sleek lipsticks, it's not just because Adrienne (The Sunday Girl) promised
the world that this range of  lipsticks is amazing.
It's because I did hours of extensive research before hand.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Review: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

Thursday, 24 January 2013
A long, long time ago I blogged about Maybelline giving away free sample of the foundation from the highly anticipated Fit Me range. After lots of bitching to no one about how long the delivery was taking, I ended up with two samples! (Im)patience is a virtue and all that ;)

Friday, 18 January 2013

Hauled It!

Friday, 18 January 2013
It's actually been a while since I've done any kind of hauling. Little shopping expeditions not withstanding.
However, I was prowling webpages last night, just looking for a simple blackhead eliminating magic potion, because I aim high, and discovered that virtually everything is on some kind of offer in both Boots and Superdrug. Crikey.
I really wanted some products from the Good Thing brand, but both Superdrug and Boots let me down :/
However I did pick up a few exciting things :)

Winter Wonderland...

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

I ❤ Matte

Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Recently I've been seriously wanting matte nail varnish without having to splurge on every single colour of the rainbow in a matte finish when I already have so much nail varnish.

Of course, Rimmel had the answer to all my problems.

The Professional Matte Finish Mattifying Topcoat is exactly what it says on the tin.
A handy little topcoat as which is usable as an alternative to glossy nail varnish.
I already have 30-40 bottles of nail varnish already, and with just this one bottle a whole array of colours, finishes and designs have become available to me.

As pictured, I've layered the polish over a dark, metallic grey and it is clear that the topcoat adds an element of frostiness to the polish, and there is definitely no gloss and no shine.

On the bottle it says the finish lasts up to 10 days, though I've not yet had the pleasure of experiencing this. With 2 coats, the matte finish lasts me approximately 6 days, and that's with average showering & washing up.

It retails at £4.59 in both Superdrug and Boots.
If you find it any cheaper, lucky you, but either way I think it's worth every penny!

Thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Christmas Cupcake Tartlet Review

Wednesday, 2 January 2013
I know, it's not even Tuesday!
But I finally gots myself an oil burner, so I thought I'd whack my Christmas Cupcake Yankee Candle wax tart in there and give it a sniff!
How cute is that burner!
Yankee Candle tarts are famous for crumbling really easily - or should that be notorious? They can make such a mess!
But they smell really good, so I can kinda get over that.
In the packaging, Christmas Cupcake smells like vanilla cake and butter cream, but melting/burning it smells really soapy. It's starts of smelling like a vanilla dream, but then this soapiness comes out of nowhere. Maybe it's the "Frosty Christmas" element that Yankee Candle famously add to many of their Christmas Candles, offering us wax that smells like toilet cleaner! Never mind!

These little tarts are only £1.25 and last long enough. I burn/melt little pieces periodically throughout the day to keep my room fresh. That tiny chunk that I've put on has been burning for about an hour, and is still going, and the fragrance will linger for about an hour or two after the oil has evaporated. 

This tart smell reasonably good, though it does have a soapy smell to it that I'm not 100% keen on, but that's just my personal taste!

Thanks for reading :)

Tuesday, 1 January 2013


Tuesday, 1 January 2013
I bid 2012 adieu and welcomed 2013 in style & managed to lose my voice in the process!
I'd say that's a sign of a good night ;)
But holy smokes, it's January again!
I'm really excited to grab life by the balls this year, and get loads of out it. 
And in order to make sure I do that...

New Years Resolutions 2013!
1. Travel more.
I travel a lot between home and uni, but I've lived in England for 19 years, and I've barely seen any of the country. I'd love to spend more time in places like London and Manchester, as well as the other countries in the UK.
2. Work & Save
I've coupled these two together as whilst it's all good and well working, I'm not gonna get anywhere if I don't save meticulously. I really want to work in beauty retail, but we'll see.

That's all really. I don't have many because I'm not really one of those "lose weight/eat healthy" types, nor do I have loads of changes that I need to make. I'm lucky; I'm pretty content.
Though, of course this post wouldn't be complete without some;

Beauty Resolutions!
1. Wash my brushes more often.
Seriously, I've gotten in to a really bad habit of not washing them often enough and it's getting crazy.
2. Stop buying eye shadow & nail varnish.
Honestly, every other product is fine, but I have an unhealthy addiction to these two. It's always; "Ooh, I haven't got one that's quite the same shade." No, Janelle. Stop. I might do a 100 days spending ban on these.
3. Be less lazy with skincare.
I have combination/oily skin and I bitch about my oil-slick of a t-zone all the time, but I don't really do anything about it. It's time to change that!

Again, short, simple and achievable!
At the end of the year I'll go back to this and see how many of them I actually keep up :P
If you have a post similar to this, link it the comments section; I'd love to read your resolutions!

Thanks for reading :)

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