Wednesday, 30 April 2014

April Favourites

It's that time of the month again where I tell you all the things I've been loving in April! It has been a very very long month!

Cosmo 'Beauty Blender' and Revlon Colorstay Foundation
So there has been a massive buzz around the Beauty Blender sponge for a couple of years now and I've just discovered how amazing the Revlon Colorstay Foundation applies with this kind of sponge. I used to used it with the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation but when I changed my foundation I discovered that it didn't work as well so the poor thing has been languishing in a draw for over a year. Fast forward to now and I can't get enough of these two products, they create the most perfect base and have allowed me to fake flawless skin. The best part about the particular sponge I use is that it is £13 cheaper than the official blender. You can also pick up these sponges for less than £3 for 4 from Amazon.

With such hard hitting journalism as "7 Scientific Reasons Diagonally Cut Sandwiches Are Better" and "26 Times You Wish You Could Take Off Your Pants But Can’t" you really shouldn't snub buzzfeed. It is a mixture of cute, funny and informative and an absolutely perfect way to get lost on the internet for several hours. If you haven't already, try taking one of their quizzes - they have one for almost any inside joke so you can share them with your friends too.

Healthy Snacks
I decided to try a snack subscription service (there will be a full review coming up) and it has made me conclude that snacking can be extremely healthy and exciting.

Churchill's Breakfast Cocktail
It was my housemate's birthday at the beginning of the month so we went out for a few cocktails and I tried the most wonderful drink called a Churchill's Breakfast. Although famously Winston Churchill drank Pol Roger champagne for breakfast, this cocktail had no champagne in it at all. Instead it contains a beautiful blend of coffee, bitters, maple syrup, whiskey and the smoke of a cinnamon stick. Yes, you read that right, THE SMOKE OF A CINNAMON STICK! It is fantastically indulgent.

The Gym
I joined the gym this month and I'm loving getting fit and healthy!

Hey Hey Lover - The Heartbreaks
I've seen these lovely Lancashire lads live twice now and they have given some amazing performances. I saw them last month when they were supporting We Are Scientists in Leeds and have been obsessed with this song ever since. I love how upbeat and how it is a bit of a sing-a-long tune perfect for the summer.

Sheffield is rich in artistic talent and I discovered these beautiful images in Tamper Coffee. I now have this image as my phone background and facebook cover photo. 

And Finally...

Finishing my dissertation!

For those of you who don't know I did my final year sociology dissertation on pornography in mainstream media images and it has proven to be a very interesting project. It really has been 9 months of hell but now it is complete, I'm so happy I did it!

What have you been loving this month?

Friday, 25 April 2014

It's Been An Eventful Week...

Today's post is going to be quite short but I felt like I needed to write something, as my Dad kept repeating throughout my dissertation "just make sure you write something". On the subject of my dissertation, it's at the binders as we speak. I finally got EVERYTHING (including the references, which I messed up) done this morning in a mad rush as it had to be at the binders before 3pm today! The main bulk of the writing I finished whilst I was at home over Easter. It was probably the shortest 'holiday' I've ever had, less than a week. I'm grateful that I got to have a break as the hard work is starting up again in preparation for my final assignments before I finish uni. In terms of blogging I've hit some milestones this week. I got 100 likers on my Facebook page, which you should check out if you haven't already, it was a lovely surprise because I also hit 100 followers on my Bloglovin' this week as well.

So yeah, it's been a pretty good week I'm going to celebrate tonight with cheesecake and homemade cocktails #baller ;)

P.S. Don't forget to enter this competition to win a handbag! 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Win a Riley Handheld Handbag* is offering the chance to win this gorgeous Riley handbag worth £30, enter here for your chance to win! The winner will be chosen on Wednesday 30th April and notified on Thursday 1st May.

Good luck!
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Friday, 18 April 2014

Free Limited Edition Lush Bath Bomb

Get this free limited edition Error-404 bath bomb from Lush, all you need to pay for is P+P so great if you are already making an order. We love web based jokes at the Slightly Skint Blog so this is absolutely perfect, shame I don't have a bath really! Click here for a free bath bomb!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Primark Summer 2014 Collection

Today's post is a little sneak peek of the Primark summer collection. Primark provides cheap fashion and some unique designs. Everything I've featured is under £20 for those of you on a budget! There are some beautiful items so it really isn't one to be missed!


I absolutely adore this dress!
How cute is this coin purse?!

Which is your favourite piece from the collection?

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Free Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions 3-Step Sample Kit

Free Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions 3-Step Sample Kit
Clinique lovers rejoice! Capital FM are giving away Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions 3-Step sample kits. The kit contains the anti-blemish soap, lotion and moisturiser so would make a lovely little gift for a Clinique obsessed friend or for yourself. It's really simple to get, just enter your details and they'll send it straight to you and if they run out of this particular offer they will gift you something else instead. I'm so glad they are doing this, I love their Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion but its too expensive to try out the rest of their range.

If you aren't already, sign up to 10 Ways on Facebook, they have amazing money saving offers everyday.