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What's on my iPhone

Friday, 13 December 2013

I recently upgraded from an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 5 and as I've downloaded so many new apps since doing so I thought I'd do a 'What's on my iPhone' post. Now I'm not going to lie, I spend a lot of time on my phone as it has pretty much everything I need on it and I'm a big lover of Instagram. As long as I have my phone, organiser, iPod, kindle and purse I'm set wherever I go. 
Because I spend so much time on my phone it means I love reading these posts on other peoples blogs as it helps me discover new games and apps that other people are loving or see cute ways to organise my phone (yes, I'm really that sad) so I hope that you can find a few new apps that interest you through this!


So to start off, as you go to unlock my phone you see my current background which is the amazing Harry Potter but Christmas themed to get me in the festive spirit. I love to swap around my background when I get bored, I have a folder of images saved off Tumblr and Pinterest to use whenever I fancy a change.

The first page on my phone has the main apps and features that came with the phone such as the camera, calendar, weather, maps and so on. At the bottom of the page you can see where I have the social apps which I use the most for easy access, my email, Instagram, Twitter and messages. The folder named 'Utilities' has most of the apps that I consider 'boring' or rarely use like the compass and stocks. I don't have any music on my iPhone as I use my iPod instead but if you liked this post I may do an iPod version so you can see what music or podcasts I enjoy listening to!


The second page is the main one which has all of my apps separated into folders by their type, social, 'other', fitness, photo editing, simulation games, puzzle games and strategy games. I like to arrange everything in folders as for me it's easier to find what I want and I dislike having a cluttered home screen, plus I like being able to see my background. Although I have them all arranged in to folders, I don't have them named as I prefer to use the emojis because it makes them look cuter.


My social folder is probably one of my most used as it contains all the social networking accounts that I use regularly except for Instagram and Twitter which are pinned to the bottom of my pages. I don't use all of them on a daily basis but I find that having the apps makes it handy to access them when I do feel the urge to have a browse. I also have Pinterest, Etsy and Wanelo in case I need inspiration for something when I'm out and about or fancy seeing what kind of items I could buy. If you wish to add/follow me on anything, all my account names are either alaskayoungx, bekkihmltn, or Bekki Hamilton.


The 'other' folder contains the rest of my social type apps and random ones which don't really have a place or are used less often. The main ones that I use here would be Safari and IGN or the NHL GameCenter if I want to get some updates on the hockey (my favourite sport!). As you'll see, I do have CocoPPa but I'm not currently using any of the cute shortcuts. Occasionally when I get bored I'll go through it and redo all my icons but I'm currently still liking the new iOS theme and want to stick with that for a while.


In the fitness folder are, yup you guessed it, workout apps! Personally I love using these, I never have time to go to the gym and it's so easy to just open one of these apps and do a 10 minute workout when I'm watching tv in the evening. As part of my exercise routine I'll tend to use the leg, butt and belly workout apps and occasionally the yoga ones. I definitely recommend all these apps if you're looking to start exercising more as they're so simple but effective and best of all, free!


The photo editing folder has all of the apps that I use to edit or mess around with the photos I take on my phone and post on Instagram. Afterlight is my go to app when I want to edit my photos, but PicsArt and VSCOcam are both close seconds.


Next up are my games, the first category that I have are my 'simulation' type games. My current favourites are Tapped Out, The Hunger Games and Castle Story. I go through phases of playing a game non stop, then getting bored and not playing it for months so I should really delete some of the ones that I use less or don't like as much. These are my favourite types of games to play as I love progressing/levelling up and having something to show for all the time that I've wasted on them haha!


The second game category that I have is 'puzzle'. I'm currently loving QuizUp which is a trivia game where you can choose topics and take part in a mini questionnaire against other real people, I love doing Harry Potter and Disney because so far nobody has managed to beat me on either of those! I've also got back in to playing Candy Crush as it's a good time waster for when I'm on the bus to work or waiting for something. I also have a few hidden object type games where you have to find objects from a scene, my favourite of these is Gardens of Time which I started playing on Facebook a while ago so I was really excited to see that they'd made an app version.


My third and final category has strategy or race type games in it. I love Plants vs Zombies, right now I'm slowly working my way through the second one as it didn't come out too long ago. I definitely recommend Plague and Bonnie's Brunch 2 if you've not played them, they keep me entertained for hours and are so fun to play.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I have on my iPhone, definitely let me know if you decided to download any of these apps and tell me what you thought, or feel free to recommend me new ones to check out. I'm always on the lookout for new apps or games to experience.

Make Up Review | Sleek Lipstick in Papaya Punch

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Today I'll be doing another Sleek product review, but this time for the lipstick 'Papaya Punch'. I'm a big fan of Sleek but this is the first lipstick that I've tried from them as I've only recently started wearing lipstick properly. As with all other Sleek products, I'm definitely impressed and will be purchasing more in other shades.

Sleek Lipstick in 'Papaya Punch'
When experimenting with brighter shades to find out what suited me, I came across this gem. It's a bright coral that looks amazing on, especially when paired with a cat eye look. It's more peachy-pink than orange which made it feel more wearable to me, especially as I don't yet feel confident enough to wear a bright orange coral shade. At £4.99 it's definitely a good price, but I wish the actual lipstick was bigger as it feels quite small compared to others that I own which is a little disappointing.


As it's matte I find that before I apply it I have to give my lips a quick exfoliate and moisturise so it doesn't dry them out too much or highlight any chaps that I may have, although it's still creamy and easy to apply unlike some other matte lipsticks that I've tried. The main bonus of it being matte is that it lasts for a few hours and doesn't smudge or run easily which is great for me as I tend to bite my nails (bad habit, I know!) and sometimes end up smudging whats on my lips through doing this.

Because the shade is fairly bright I sometimes like to pair it with a natural peach gloss to tone it down and make it slightly less drying but it still looks amazing when worn on its own. I'm really glad I decided to purchase this lipstick, it's a perfect colour and seems to suit nearly every skin tone so don't be afraid to be brave and try something bold like this.
What other lipsticks do you own by Sleek? Feel free to recommend me some of your favourite colours for me to try!

Make Up Review | Sleek Face Form Palette in Light

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Sleek Face Form Palette in Light
I'm sure many of you are bored of seeing reviews of this palette, or already own it yourselves and therefore wont be too interested in this but I really wanted to share my thoughts on it! I've actually owned this for a few months now although I had trouble finding it at first as it was sold out whenever I went in a Superdrug store, but I've only just got around to doing my review on it even though I use it as one of my daily makeup staples and recommend it to all my friends. It comes with a contour powder, highlight, and blush and retails at £9.99 from Superdrug or the Sleek website. A more than affordable price for what you get!
The packaging is the usual Sleek style, matte black with their logo on the top. I do love how Sleek packages their items but I find that they get dirty so easily, especially when they've been in my makeup bag with everything  else. Not really a big deal but slightly frustrating when you're trying to take photos for your blog (demonstrated above haha!). 

It's a decent size palette when you think that it contains a blusher, contour and highlight, which fits snugly in the side of my makeup bag. All three shades are the perfect size, you aren't being made to lose out on the actual product in favour of a smaller palette which I think is brilliant. I was especially pleased to see that it comes with a mirror too as I always forget to take a small mirror with me if I'm going out so that will definitely come in handy.

My favourite part of this palette is definitely the blush, it's a beautiful rose-gold shade and one of the main reasons why I decided to finally purchase it. For my every day makeup routine, I'll apply the contour shade just underneath my cheekbones (fishy face galore) then swipe a tiny bit of Collection's Shimmering Glow bronzer on top to give it that extra bit of colour. Personally I find that the contour shade is a little too 'flat' for me and I wish that it was a richer colour or had a subtle shimmer in it but I still like it and think it looks fine on my skin. After applying the contour, I'll add a light layer of the blush on my cheekbones, then using my fingers I dab the highlighter just above the blush and in the center of my cupids bow to highlight the two areas further. All shades are extremely easy to blend and also buildable which means you can have it as light or as heavy as you desire, something for everyone! 


If you've not already purchased this palette then I definitely recommend that you do. Contouring and highlighting is a makeup must if you want to change up your look or add more definition to your face so I consider this palette an essential for that. It's affordable and brilliant quality as are the majority of products by Sleek. It also comes in three other shades (Fair, Medium and Dark) so no matter what skintone you have there'll be a choice for you.

Tag | Seven Deadly Sins Of Beauty

Sunday, 29 September 2013

I love reading tag posts on other blogs, so I finally decided to have a go at one myself after finding the Seven Deadly Sins one on Of Beauty & Nothingness. I thought this would be a good one to try as it gives you a bit more insight into my makeup routine and what I like, or don't like, to use.
I want to tag everyone to do this tag really as I think it's such an interesting one to do, if you feel like doing this tag then please do and don't forget to leave a link in the comments so I can check out your answers!


1. Greed: What is your most expensive beauty item?

Probably my MAC Prep & Prime which I bought when I was in America last year. It's not actually that expensive but as most of the makeup that I use are drugstore products and under £20, it still puts it in as my most expensive. 

2. Wrath: What beauty item do you have a love/hate relationship with?

It's more of a 'love when it goes right, love how it's supposed to turn out'/'but I can never apply it right so I bloody hate the thing' relationship but I definitely have to go with liquid eyeliner for this. I love wearing it, I love how long it lasts, I love how it looks.. but only when I manage to apply it well, which isn't often. Exactly why I have a love/hate relationship with it.

3. Gluttony: What makeup brand is the biggest chunk of your makeup collection?

This is a tough one as I never really pay attention to brands, I just go with what I like best or what has had good reviews. But I probably purchase most items from Sleek, MUA or Natural Collection, Sleek for lipsticks and palettes, MUA for eyeshadows and Natural Collection for eyeliner and blushes.

4. Sloth: What product do you neglect to use due to laziness?

Primer definitely. A lot of the time when I'm getting ready I'm in a rush so I completely forget to use primer. I'll only really use it when I'm going out and spend more time on my makeup anyway. Plus I'm still trying to find a good one that isn't too expensive and does the job (recommendations please!).

5. Pride: Which beauty product gives you the most confidence? 

I'd have to say either foundation, mascara, or liquid eyeliner (when it goes right). Foundation obviously because it evens out my skin and makes it look flawless, mascara because I love having thick, dark eyelashes that really make my eyes stand out, and liquid eyeliner because when you have that perfect 60s cat eye going on, you really feel like you can accomplish anything... well I do anyway.

6. Lust: Which item is at the top of your beauty wish list? 

Since I read Zoellas post about her MAC custom eyeshadow palettes I've been seriously lusting over one of my own. I already know what shades I'd choose too, I'm thinking I may have to start one soon, just in time for my birthday and Christmas!

7. Envy: What makeup product do you think looks great on others but not yourself?

Coloured eyeshadows. I know it's more of a mental thing and if I tried them or had more confidence then I'd be able to pull them off, but I just cannot imagine myself with anything other than a neutral shade on my lids and I'm so envious of people who can go out with red or yellow or bright blue and look amazing. For example, grgctts who always looks unreal no matter what she has on! I especially love her look where she uses yellow eyeshadow to line under the eyes. So jealous.



Video Game Spotlight | Bioshock Series

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Video games are one of my favourite things, I've loved gaming since I was a little kid and would spend hours playing Spyro or Sonic. It's something that has stuck with me and I always love meeting new people who are also in to gaming and just rambling about it in general! I thought I'd start a new feature on my blog where I introduce you to some of my favourite video games and hopefully encourage some of you to have a go at them or get more in to gaming as it's not just 'for boys'. Let me know if you're in to games too down in the comments, I would love to have some of you do guest posts about your favourite games in the future if this all ges down well!

I thought I'd start off by showcasing one of my favourite game series', Bioshock. Ever since I first played Bioshock I've been in love with the world and story that these games created as well as the combat and gameplay style. I think the series has an amazing story to it, one of the best in the video game industry and the worlds that they created in it are breathtaking which has made the series one of my favourites to play. There are currently three games in the series, Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite. The first two are set in the underwater city of Rapture, the last in a floating city in the sky, Columbia.


--x-x-x--


Bioshock
"No Gods or Kings. Only Man."
Welcome to Rapture
"Bioshock lets you do the impossible as you explore a mysterious underwater city. When your plane crashes, you discover Rapture - an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified "splicers" and deadly security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. As little girls loot the dead, and biologically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn. Now you`re trapped, caught in the middle of a genetic war that will challenge both your capacity to survive and your moral allegiance to your own humanity. Make meaningful and mature decisions that culminate in the grand question - do you exploit the innocent survivors of Rapture to save yourself - or risk all to become their saviour?" 


--x-x-x--

Bioshock 2
"Love is just a chemical. We give it meaning by choice."
 
"The game is set in the fictional underwater dystopia of Rapture. The game opens with a cutscene set in 1958 then jumps 10 years to when Delta wakes up in 1968, eight years after the events of the first Bioshock. The protagonist and player-controlled character is an Alpha series of Big Daddy, a human being that has been mentally conditioned to protect Little Sisters which is amongst the first of its kind. The player-controlled character Big Daddy, named Subject Delta who was previously paired with a single Little Sister, reactivates with no recollection of the past decade's events and scours the city in an attempt to relocate the Little Sister that he was paired with. Fearing this reunion will ruin her plans for the city, Sofia Lamb, the antagonist, sends out her spliced up followers that she calls "The Rapture Family" and new Big Sisters in an attempt to deter Delta."


--x-x-x--

Bioshock Infinite
"Booker... are you afraid of God?" "No, but I'm afraid of you."
"What is Columbia, if not another Ark for another time?"


"Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker De-Witt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret."

"Songbird, Songbird see him fly, drop the children from the sky, when the young ones misbehave, escorts children to their grave."
--x-x-x--

The two cities that feature in the games, Rapture and Columbia, are polar opposites yet similar in so many ways. One is built underwater, the other floating with the clouds, but the way that the developers managed to tie the two worlds together at the end of Bioshock Infinite is one of the sole reasons why I encourage you to play this series if you haven't already! The mix of amazing surroundings and well written story that completely absorbs you and leaves you wanting more is probably why these games are so addictive and why I constantly go back to playing them over and over again.
What I also love about these games is that there's always something to find, like food to get your health up, money to purchase upgrades, or items such a cigarettes and alcohol which actually decrease your heath and other things. It's such a simple and well used factor in gaming but the way they did it, with so much detail added weirdly makes it fun to hunt around looking for things or upgrade your weapons and buy new ammo.

One of my favourite things about the story is that you can collect objects called Plasmids (Bioshock 1 & 2) or Vigors (Bioshock Infinite) as you progress which are special abilities that you can use to aid you or attack your enemies. For example, one of the Plasmids is called 'Winter Blast' and when used it automatically freezes your target. I think these are a great addition  to the game as they swap up the combat style and make it more exciting and experimental rather than just endlessly shooting a gun and hoping you kill someone. 


I don't want to give away too much of the story in case any of you decide to try it out, but I will say that if you play all three then you're in for a huge twist at the end of Infinite which also leaves so many questions and possibilities for more games! Overall I think the Bioshock games are great for anyone, a veteran gamer or someone who's just starting out and doesn't know that to have a go at first. The games are fun to play, the story is captivating, and the locations that you get to explore are unique but beautifully done. I strongly recommend these, they're absolute classics, and on the plus side they're now super cheap on amazon! 

"There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city."

 
 

Book Haul

Monday, 19 August 2013

I am a huge lover of reading, I always have been and always will be, so when my mum said we were going to go book hunting I was stupidly excited! I'm lucky enough to live near a village which has someone who sells a massive selection of second hand books on the weekend, think multiple rooms filled to the ceiling with stacks of books kind of 'massive selection', all for amazingly cheap.

This was honestly only about 20% of the books in this place, it was insane.
We must have spent at least two hours there just browsing and choosing books to purchase. There are some real gems in there, including a first edition of The Wind in the Willows for only £10. In the end we got 16 books, 2 for my mum, and 14 for me.. which only came to £17 in total! Yes, £17 for 16 books all in fairly good condition and great finds. I couldn't believe it either.

Even more books! | You can just see the tea  shop in the far right corner
After we'd bought enough books we decided to go have a look round the village and see what we could find.  We ended up coming across a cute chocolate shop and obviously had to buy some. It smelt so good in there, I could have stayed in there for hours just smelling all the chocolatey goodness! As well as the chocolate shop there was a tiny little antique/craft type shop and an adorable 'tea shoppe'. We stopped off there for cake and tea to end the day on a sweet note. It was definitely sweet in my case as I chose a Victoria sponge slice which was full of cream and absolutely delicious!

I loved the cup and saucer that the tea was served in, and the tea pot.
I also thought that it would be a fun idea to show you the books that I got with a brief overview of what they're about so you can check them out for yourselves if you're interested. I've read a few of them so far and really enjoyed them and I'm really excited to get to the rest.
 
Shattered Dreams - Irene Spencer

"Irene Spencer grew up in a fundamentalist, polygamous Mormon village in Arizona. The thirteenth of thirty-one children, she grew up in abject poverty and isolation, and was taught that she should never question the church leaders. Her mother, unable to cope, left her children and three 'sister-wives' with her abusive husband. 
Desperate to escape her violent home, and believing she had no choice but to live by 'the Principle', at sixteen Irene found herself in a plural marriage, sharing her husband with her half sister. When the government raided her village, she fled with Verlan, numerous other wives and countless children to a ranch in Mexico where Verlan's brother, a self-proclaimed prophet, was attempting to found a new Mormon colony.
The strains of husband-sharing with - ultimately - nine other wives were unbelievably hard. Irene's story provides a fascinating insight into polygamous marriage - the squabbles and the jealousy, and the agony of watching your husband choose other wives over you. They lived with divided loyalties in unremitting deprivation - struggling to maintain so many households and to bring up 56 children."

The Pursuit of Happiness - Douglas Kennedy 

"Manhattan, Thanksgiving Eve, 1945. The war was over, and Eric Smythe's party was in full swing. All his clever Greenwich Village friends were there. So too was his sister Sara, an independent, canny young woman, starting to make her way in the big city. And then in walked a gatecrasher, Jack Malone, a U. S. Army journalist just back from a defeated Germany, and a man whose world-view did not tally with that of Eric and his friends. This chance meeting between Sara and Jack would have profound consequences."

Star Wars: Dark Empire - Tom Veitch & Cam Kennedy


"Six years after the Battle of Endor, the fight for freedom rages on. Darth Vader is dead, but a reborn Empire under a mysterious new leader strikes back at the struggling Rebel Alliance. 
Massive World Devastators, more powerful and unstoppable that the Death Star ravage entire planets, wile the ruthless heirs of Jabba the Hutt place a monumental price on the heads of Princess Leia and her husband, Han Solo.
Along with Lando, Chewbacca, Artoo, Threepio and other old allies, Han and Leia struggle to protect the future for their unborn child.
But their greatest foe may be their closest friend, Darth Vader's son, Luke Skywalker..."


"If it is the author's job to paint word-pictures, few writers have accomplished the task more brilliantly than J.R.R. Tolkien, whose timeless fantasy classics have literally taken readers to another place.
And what a place it is! The Middle-earth so graphically depicted in The Hobbit, The Rings Trilogy, and The Silmarillion is a breathtaking world of misty valleys and craggy tors, placid lakes and raging rivers, steamy bogs and glad green glades -- a magical kingdom inhabited by such unforgettable characters as the Great Goblin, Smaug the dragon, and the great wizard Gandalf. Small wonder this wonderland has provided such a rich source of inspiration for artists!

In this book nine talented painters contribute powerful interpretations of Middle-earth, each one accompanied by the text that inspired it. Artists include Inger Edelfeldt, Tony Galuidi, Roger Garland, Robert Goldsmith, Michael Hague, John Howe, Alan Lee, Ted Nasmith, and Carol Emery Phenix."


"The classic guide to yoga - clear, comprehensive and superbly illustrated. Easy-to-follow instructions and authoritative teaching cover all aspects of this timeless discipline - an inspiration for the beginner and expert alike." 
 
 
I already have Carrie, it's one of my favourite books but this cover was too good to not buy it, and for only 30p!




Gerald's Game - Stephen King

"It wasn't the first time Gerald and Jessie Burlingame had tried bondage games to liven up their marriage. But as Jessie lies on the bed in their lakeside holiday cabin, her wrists securely cuffed to the bedposts, the shame and humiliation of it strikes her as never before - feelings that turn to rage when Gerald chooses to interpret her lack of enthusiasm as part of the game.
When she kicks out at him she means to hit him where it hurts; what she didn't foresee was the resulting coronary that leaves Gerald dead on the floor - and leaves her handcuffed to the bed, miles from anywhere, with no one to hear her screams.
As she contemplates an agonising death from dehydration and the slow crucifixion of muscle cramps, she begins to hear voices inside her head - a confusing babel offering advice, encouragement or blame. Only one voice offers her hope, telling her to go back to a childhood memory of another lake and another holiday cabin - and another terrifying event. An event she has tried to forget, but which she must now re-live once again if she is going to survive.
And that's when the nightmare truly begins." 

Carrie - Stephen King 

"Carrie White was no ordinary girl. Carrie White had a gift - the gift of telekinesis.
The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom."

I also already have copies of The Hobbit and The Catcher in the Rye, but I loved this cover of The Hobbit, and my original copy of The Catcher has been passed down from my mum to me, and read so many times that the pages are falling out. Oops.
 The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum

 "'The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick,' said the Witch
When a tornado crashes through Kansas city, Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked far away, over the rainbow, to a strange land called Oz. How will they ever get home? And what is at the end of the yellow brick road? Plucky Dorothy and Toto embark on a magical adventure to search for the Wizard of Oz and along the way encounter the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion"
  
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien 

""Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin and piercing ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance…"
Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag End by Gandalf the wizard and a company of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon."

The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger 

"Holden Caulfield is a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Navigating his way through the challenges of growing up, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection." 


Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen 

Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie 

"Wendy, Michael and John are sleeping when the window of their nursery blows open and lets in a very remarkable boy, Peter Pan, and his fairy, Tinker Bell. 
Peter soon entices the three children from their beds and out through the window to Neverland. There, they encounter mermaids, fairies, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily and her tribe, and do battle with an villainous gang of pirates and the sinister Captain Hook, in a magical adventure which has enchanted generations of children and adults alike."


Star Wars: A New Hope - George Lucas

"Luke Skywalker was a twenty-year-old who lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine ... and he was bored beyond belief. He yearned for adventures out among the stars—adventures that would take him beyond the farthest galaxies to distant and alien worlds.
But Luke got more than he bargained for when he intercepted a cryptic message from a beautiful princess held captive by a dark and powerful warlord. Luke didn't know who she was, but he knew he had to save her—and soon, because time was running out.
Armed only with courage and with the light saber that had been his father's, Luke was catapulted into the middle of the most savage space war ever ... and he was headed straight for a desperate encounter on the enemy battle station known as the Death Star!"

The Physics of Star Trek - Lawrence M. Krauss

"What warps when you're travelling at warp speed? What's the difference between the holodeck and a hologram? What happens when you get beamed up? What is the difference between a Wormhole and a Black Hole? What is antimatter and why does the Enterprise need it?
Discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions as a renowned physicist and dedicated Trekker explores The Physics of Star Trek."


I hope you enjoyed reading about the books that I purchased and having a slightly different type of blog post than usual. Let me know if you'd like more of these posts in the future of a review on any of the books that I featured. I'd be more than happy to oblige! Also, if you'd like to add me on Goodreads (please do!) my account is here.

July Haul | Primark & Make Up

Thursday, 1 August 2013

I've not posted a haul in ages and as I've bought a few things recently I thought it was about time I do another one. Most of these are just stuff I picked up in Primark but there are a few make up items which I'll probably try out then review for you.

Primark Bambi crop t shirt - £6

Primark denim skater skirt - £8

Topshop socks - £8 for 3, Primark heart tights - £2.50, Primark knee high socks - £2

Primark daisy dress - £13, Primark cut out dress - £15































































































I love these dresses so much, they're probably two of my favourite items in my wardrobe right now. They're so soft and comfortable, as well as flattering and go with pretty much anything. I was especially excited to find the daisy print one as I'd been looking at the Topshop daisy print dresses and was umming and ahhing over getting one of them but wasn't too keen on the price. Luckily I saw this which I prefer over Topshop versions and picked it up, the last size 8 as well!

Primark t shirt - £6








Primark underwear - £10
I am a massive fan of Primark underwear, especially the Secret Possessions range. I find that they often stock designs and styles that wouldn't look out of place in Boux Avenue. I can't rave about them enough, especially because as I'm quite flat chested I hate having to fork out £20+ for a bra ("I HAVE TINY BOOBS WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY SO MUCH IT'S NOT FAIR") and at £10 for a matching set which is good quality and gorgeous, they're an absolute bargain!

Primark necklace - £2.50, Barry M Greenberry - £3.99, Sleek Face Form - £9.99, W7 Super Pout - £2.99, Dainty Doll Mineral Powder - £1




























I'm lucky enough to have a beauty outlet near me which has a bunch of make up and nail polishes all for great prices (Rimmel Apocalips £2.99, Urban Decay palettes half price, cheap OPI, Dainty Doll make up with more than half off, etc..). I went in today and was so excited to see that they still had in some of the Dainty Doll range, all selling for under £5, I tried out a few products but ended up really wanting the Loose Mineral Powder which was £3.99 (normally around £19 I think) but they only had the tester left in the shade that I wanted. Amazingly they said they'd sell me the tester for only £1! There was still plenty of product left in it so of course I said yes, I'll give it a clean and it'll be as good as new although without a lid or the cute packaging, boo.

Ariel mug - £6, Ariel cup - £4, Primark sweet cherry candles - £2

Next lace tops - £16



















































Last but not least, I got a few new items from work for my uniform. I love these tops as they're slightly oversized and look great with pretty much anything which means I can wear them out of work too.

I hope you like the items I've bought, especially the Disney mugs and bambi tee. I'm a huge Disney fan and my favourite classic Disney Princess films are The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas. What are your favourite Disney films, or have you purchased any Disney related items recently? Let me know in the comments!


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