Friday, 16 June 2017

Judge kitchenware

judge kitchenware

party platter

chips

cake

Judge is a kitchenware brand I love, they aim to bring innovate and time saving solutions to everyday kitchen tasks.
They recently sent me this amazing slate which is perfect for parties or family gatherings. It can be used for appetisers, deserts and would look great as a cheese board. I'll definitely be using this in a few weeks time for my birthday gathering.
The slate can be easily removed from the wooden exterior so it can be cleaned easily which is handy. 

I also received the cute little chip basket, I love these they can make a standard meal looks well presented and put together. Made from stainless steel with a long handle makes its great quality and easy to carry. I'll definitely be using this quite a lot!

Judge also do many other slates, bakeware and even marble cheese boards which are definitely on my wish list! 

Judge can be found in many different stores you can find you nearest stockiest here.

Olivia
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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Mac lipstick collection



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mac lipstick swatches nude


Mac have always been one of my favourite makeup brands especially when it comes to their lipsticks. They have such a great range of colours and formulas you cant really go wrong! Personally their nude shades are by far my favourite as thats what I wear 99.9% of the time! 
I thought I'd share my collection considering I have quite a few nudes it may be quite useful if you're looking for a new nude lipstick! From looking at the initial picture they all look quite similar but swatched they do look quite different ( thats what I try to tell myself anyway).

First up is patisserie which is a lustre finish which I have to say isn't my favourite as they virtually have no staying power whats so ever. I love the colour its the perfect everyday shade and it also feels very moisturising. Its definitely my most used out of the 5.

Next is Midi Mauve which is also a lustre finish. Its darker than lustre without being too brown. Its described as a rosy mauve which I think fits it perfectly. Again because its lustre its also super moisturising. 

Velvet Teddy is one I debated buying for so long. Everyone raved about it but I wasn't sure it would suit my skin tone. I have to say its probably my least worn out of the 5. This is a matte finish which I love as it stays in place all day. I find it washes me out a little so I tend to wear it more in summer when I catch a bit of sun. 

Next is Brave which is one of my favourites for summer. Its a satin finish which I quite like. Its a lovely pinky beige shade that would suit every skin tone. It really is just a good all round everyday lipstick. 

Lastly is my most recent edition to my collection which is unfortunately limited edition, the fleurdeforce lipstick. This is such a beautiful nude brown shade, its a cremesheen finish which isn't my favourite. It feels really soft on my lips in comparison to other formulas. 

Do you have a favourite mac nude lipstick?

Olivia
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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Bidvine: The handiest tool ever!



As a lot of you may know I have just finished my final year of university, which means my graduation is just around the corner. Looking for a dress, someone to do hair and makeup can be quite a stressful process . Photographers are also important and can be quite hard to find. Bidvine has a great selection depending on what the photographs will taken off, pets, babies or even headshots. It can also be a time consuming process, I'm currently in the middle of studying for my final exams so don't have the time to be searching around. 

I was recently contacted by Bidvine, who have made the process so much easier. Bidvine allows you to search for a professional in any area you need, such as a photographer, makeup artist, handymen and even personal trainers. Its so easy to use and saves so much time. 

You simply have to enter the profession your looking for, you then will be asked questions based on this to ensure the results are relevant to you. You will then be asked to enter your postcode, then you will be presented with results matching your search! 

This would be so useful for when your decorating and planning things such as a wedding or a party! 

I'm really impressed with their service, Its such a handy little tool which really makes things which can be quite stressful nice and easy. I would definitely recommend checking Bidvine out.

Olivia
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Thursday, 18 May 2017

My thoughts on university



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I'm now at the stage when all I have left is two exams and then I have finished university. I have been studying for three years at Liverpool Hope University studying both Tourism and Marketing. I can't quite believe how fast the time has gone! I thought since my university experience is coming to an end I'd write up my thoughts about my time there. 

1. Was it worth it? At £9,000 a year it certainly isn't cheap! Now I've finished I question if I knew then what I know now would I still go? I think I would as for me its definitely helped me decided what career path I want to take and allowed me to come out of my shell a little more. The debt is a hell of a lot so it's definitely not something I decided to do on a whim. 

2. Living at home is okay - There are so many people who say there is no point in going to university unless you move out, as thats all part of the experience. Yes for lots of people moving out is the right thing to do but not for everyone. Personally university for me wasn't about the social aspect, I don't go out drinking and parties aren't really my thing. Therefore I decided to live at home and for me it was definitely the right decision. Yes in the beginning it felt like everyone else knew each other but there were plenty of people who also lived at home and soon enough I found friends. 

3. Get experience - After three years this is definitely something I wished I had done more of. Now as I am looking for jobs and seeing that many require experience I wished I would of put more effort in to finding experience within different fields while I had the free time. I did get experience in a hotel chain doing social media marketing at the end of my degree and I definitely wish I had got more. 

4. Did I do the right course? - If I could go back now I definitely wouldn't do the degree I did ( Tourism and marketing). Before university I had never done marketing so it felt quite risky, but honestly I have loved it, whereas tourism which I had done before I really didn't enjoy. It definitely makes me think as long as you find a subject you are interested in and are willing to work hard then you can do any subject you like. 

5. Assignments - I wish I would of spent more time on my assessments earlier on in my degree. Now I've done my dissertation, after spending so much time planning and writing each aspect, I wish I would of done the same with my other essays. The disseration is definitely hyped up in my opinion, for me I had essays in my final year that were worth more than my disseration, yet I spent so much more time writing and perfecting my disseration which looking back doesn't make any sense. If I had my time again I would definitely be more organised and spend more time on each assignment. 

So there we go, there are my thoughts on university. Have you been to university? what was your experience?

Olivia
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Saturday, 13 May 2017

FleurDeForce Mac lipstick


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fleurdeforce mac


Let me start off by saying I have watched Fleur on youtube for over four years now so I was very excited when she announced her collaboration with one of my favourite brands MAC!

I have quite a few Mac lipsticks already all of which are nudes shades, I tend to only wear nude or pinky shades on my lips and Mac are definitely one of my go to brands when it comes to lipsticks. When Fleur posted the colour of her lipstick on instagram I knew I would want it straight away, its completely up my street.
Fleur's lipstick is a cremesheen formula which is actually the only formula from Mac which I haven't tried before. Its so creamy which I love because I have quite dry lips so this feels quite soft. Its such an easy to wear shade I can definitely see myself reaching for this on a day to day basis. 

I also love the box from this lipstick to the Fleur De Force stamp is a lovely added touch! Personally I think its so cool to see youtubers and bloggers getting the oppourtunity to collaborate with such iconic beauty brands like Mac.

p.s sorry the swatch isn't the best I didn't have my twin to help me this time haha! 

Olivia
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