Thursday, 25 September 2014

Top Ten Tag

I have been nominated for the Top Ten Tag by Elle at Notes of Pentranella. So like every Tag I get tagged in I will love to continue and give you my Top Ten. Thank you Elle

So here are the rules

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This Tag was made by Jessica Vannan at Pretty Chit Chat 
I was tagged by Elle at Notes Of Petranella
I would like to nominate

1, Foundation
I use and have used for a couple of years the Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid foundation in the shade 10 Ivory. this matches my skin well and makes my skin more natural looking as I don't like to wear too much make up.
2, Powder
I use the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural powder. I have only just started using this lately as I forgot I had it. But this finished off my foundation perfect.
3, Concealer
My favourite has to be the Rimmel London Wake Me Up this is a great concealer I use this under my eyes and on any blemishes I may have at the time.
4, Blush
Blush isn't something I usually use and I only actually own one Blush so this has to be the one I list here. Rimmel London Powder Blush in the shade 004 Pink Rose. I need to find a blush I like and start to wear this more especially during the winter to make my skin look glowing.
5, Bronzer
The Bronzer I am currently using and love is Maybelline Dream Terra Sun I brought this months ago and its still lasting me. I love using Bronzer maybe a bit too much some days. Oops
6, Highlighter
This is new to me as only come across Highlighter when reading Blogs recently and I am also new to the Blogging world. So now I know I need to invest in a highlighter this will be one of my next makeup purchases as I do not yet own one. Any recommendations would be good in comments below.
7, Mascara
I love the Falsies Volum Express mascara by Maybelline. I have used this for a couple of years and it makes my lushes look amazing. I have had so many comments, people even asking me if they are my real lashes.
8, Eye shadow
I don't wear eye shadow much mainly because I am rubbish at applying this. The eye shadows I have in my makeup bag currently are the BarryM Dazzle Dust in the shades 1 and 51 they go perfect together and I use these for a night out. I don't wear eyes shadow during the day.
9, Brows
This is a new thing I have started doing and again only just learnt about from peoples blogs. I ordered the Avon perfect eyebrow kit. I have this in the shade blonde. I love how good it shapes my brows for me. I cant say this is my favourite as its the only eyebrow product I have used. So I plan to try some more out before I pick my favourite.
10, Lips
I use the Vaseline on my lips first then apply my favourite lipstick which at the moment is the MAC Matte Pink Plaid shade. A nice pastel colour that suits my face tone.

Thank you for reading.
Bexmorts xx

Saturday, 20 September 2014

My favourite You Tube Channels

Favourite You Tube channels/People
1, HelloOctober, I like Suzie's videos as I like the style she does them in. The way she edits her videos is very good. She is very down to earth and such a lovely girl. I enjoy her Vlogs the most.
2, Zoella, Okay I don't think I need to write too much here as if you are a You Tube fan I am sure you have already heard of this young lady. I am obsessed with her and think she is such a nice girl and her videos always make me laugh and cheer me up especially if I am having a down day. I love both of her channels but the Vlog channel is my favourite at the moment. Daily Vlogs keeping me entertained throughout September.
3, Gemma Jade, A new You Tube channel and the one that introduced me to You Tube. I never knew all this You Tube and blogging stuff used to exist. One of my friends told me to check out Gemma Jade and this got me hooked. I have watched all of her videos and then had to explore more which then got me into all of my other favourites. Please check her out if you haven't done yet.
4, Gabriella, I noticed this one as she done a video with Zoella and now pops up in her videos quite a lot. She makes me laugh, she is absolutely crazy but that's what makes it fun to watch. Gabriella also has two channels and they are both really good.
5, Tanya Burr, Which again I am sure you have all heard of. She is a lovely girl and so nice in all her videos I love watching her current daily Vlogs of what she gets up to every day. Also cant wait to try her new Make Up range.
6, Dolly Bow Bow, Kate has just had a baby but I loved and enjoyed watching the build up in her life about this and then the new Vlog of her baby arriving was amazing to see. She Vlogs with her boyfriend and they are such a cute couple and it makes me a little jealous. :-)
7, Lily Melrose, Her videos can be quite short at times but still as good as the others. I like the way she edits her videos with the music in the background. She is such a cute, pretty girl and I love her style. She is my favourite style out of the eight favourites on this post.
8, Ally Valentine, I like her videos as I find them interesting. Sometimes she talks a lot about designer stuff which I cannot afford so this does not interest me as much. She has just started up a website so looking forward to viewing that and maybe buying some of her new clothing range.
I am looking for new channels to subscribe to so please comment and let me know your favourites.
Thanks for reading
Bexmorts xx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

BB Seaweed Review

LUSH £6.25 75g Pot
Tonight I tried out this LUSH face mask pot that I purchased a couple of weeks ago.
My skin was feeling all dull and needed a bit of attention so thought I would have a face mask evening.
Firstly I cleansed my skin and took my make up off with Simple Cleansing lotion. I didn't worry about taking my make up off my eyes as do this when I get out of the shower afterwards.
The facemask needs to be kept in the fridge. I forgot to do this so only just put this in the fridge last night.
When I applied this facemask it was very thick in consistency. The smell is very strong but gorgeous, you can smell the seaweed but it also contains aloe vera and rose so this also adds to the smell.
When you put it on it feels so cold where it has been in the fridge but this also makes it feel refreshing.

So here is a photo with me with the face mask on. Thought I would scare you all or just make you laugh at least.
It says on the pot to leave the face mask on for about 5-10 minutes. So I just got all my shower stuff ready and by the time I had done this 5-10 minutes had passed and I could feel it getting tight on my skin. Always a sign to take the mask off when its feeling tight.
I got in the shower and used a face cloth to take this off. As I was taking the mask off it exfoliated my skin a little like a scrub.
My skin felt so nice and soft once I took the mask off . When I got out of the shower it looked all glowing (or maybe the light was just shinning on my face haha)
I moisturised afterwards with my Nivea cream and now I feel all cleansed, clean and relaxed. With extra soft skin.
I would recommend this face mask for anyone wanting to try one from LUSH.
Also if you save 5 pots and clean them out and take them back to the shop you will receive a fresh mask for FREE. Everyone loves free stuff. So its worth recycling.
Have you tried any LUSH face masks? Please comment below and let me know if you have and what you thought of it.
Thanks for reading
Bexmorts xx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

My Thinking Place

                              Bournemouth Beach

                                                                                                      My new Friend for the day

                           Bournemouth Pier                                                         My Blogging note book
My lunch and reading material


I think everyone should have their own special thinking place. Some place where you go when you have lots on your mind, or you are sad, stressed or worried about stuff.
My Thinking Place is the beach. I will drive down to Bournemouth beach which takes about an hour and a half from where I live. I will go down on my own and just sit there on the beach.
I listen to the sea/waves and love the feel of the sand on my toes, this is what makes it so relaxing.
I always take a blanket or a towel so I can properly chill and relax out on this.
I would pop into a shop to buy some food to take down on the beach with me.
So all I do when I get there is lay there in my own little world. Its so good to do this from time to time.
Its good to just lay there and figure everything out in your own head so your in a better place when you leave your thinking place.
Today I am down the beach and the weather is gorgeous almost like I am abroad. As you can see in the photos above.
My dream is to live by the beach, so then I can pop down whenever I am feeling down.
I don't think I can advise a great thinking place on this blog post as everyone is different so everyone's thinking place will be somewhere different.
I am writing this blog in my note book on the beach and will type this up some time when I get back.
Where is your Thinking Place? Comment below.
Thanks for reading
Bexmorts xx

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Making Jam

Making Jam
So my blog this week is a little different. This is something I have done this week and enjoyed doing so wanted to blog about it this week.
Me and my friend from work went Berry picking in our lunch breaks. We picked a lot of Blackberries so I decided to make jam. I have never made Jam before so this was a challenge for me. But I was so excited haha.

These were the ingredients I needed
  • 1kg Blackberries
  • 1kg Jam Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Pinch of salt

So above is a photo of me making the Jam. It was straight after work so wasn't looking my best :-(.
Making Jam is so easy. You just chuck all of the ingredients into a sauce pan and bring it to a rolling boil then just cook stirring constantly.

So yes as you can see I had a little accident and walked away from stirring for about 5 seconds and my pan boiled over. But I managed to recover it. I just had more cleaning up to do afterwards. You boil the Jam for about 15-20 minutes.

You then transfer your Jam into Sterile Jars. I brought these Kilner Jars from Wilko's for 75p each.
If you are not sure how to Sterilise you jars just read up on the internet as there are a few different ways you can do this, dishwasher, microwave or oven

Last of all to make the Jar pretty I brought these cover, string and some labels from Home Bargains a set of 10 for 89p.
This would make really cute Christmas present and its so easy to do. If I can do this then anyone can.
I have been Blackberry picking again and plan to make a Berry Crumble next which by the looks of the recipe is also very easy.
If you try making Jam let me know in the comments how you got on.
Have you made Jam before any suggestions or comments I would love to read.
Thanks for reading
Bexmorts xx