REVIEW // Soap&Glory Supercat Eyeliner

Potentially my favourite eyeliner i've ever used? I think so.. The Soap&Gory SuperCat Liner really does have a great status in my makeup collection at the moment, and there are many reasons for that. Firstly, the nib of the pen is sturdy, well structured and strong enough to withstand a flick; it doesn't feel flimsy at all either, so I know i'll get a good line with it. I'm definitely not saying i'm any expert what so ever, although, SuperCat does make eyeliner just that little bit easier.

As you can see above, the you can achieve different widths of your cat-flick with this eyeliner, so it pretty much covers daytime to night wear all in one. At a mere £6, I definitely suggest you pick this up on your next visit to Boots, see what the hype is all about, I understand the fuss.

Have you already tried and tested SuperCat? If so, what's your opinion? 
Tell me in the comments below!


Liebster Award Nomination

Honestly, I don't have a clue why I was nominated (I'm not being modest) but, Petek Celik must have seen something worthy in my blog as I was featured as a nominee in her blog post here. What is the Liebster Award? It's a chain of awards, delivered by bloggers themselves, to other small bloggers. Well, the blogger who has nominated you sets 11 questions (of which you can choose to answer) and then you nominate 11 other bloggers, including 11 new questions for them to write a post about, etc.. Basically, this is a fabulous way of ensuring new and upcoming bloggers are recognised. So, without further ado..

(These are the questions set by Petek..)

1. What makes you smile the most?
Nice surprises. Unexpected flowers, or signs someone notices me. Anything thoughtful - or chocolate, yeah.

2. Favourite singer/band?
Easy: Imagine Dragons.

3. What's the one food you can't live without?

The most likely answer would be chocolate, but, I actually couldn't live without berries: I adore raspberries..

4. Next planned/wanted destination in the world?

This Summer we'd (my family and I) love to go to Florida, America. So, fingers crossed!

5. Favourite blogger/youtuber?

I've loved Estee's (essiebutton.com) style of videos and genuine positivity for a long while. Despite the fact that (honestly) 3 years ago I disliked her Youtube: now, I love it. Estee literally brings a smile to my face whenever I see an upload from her in my subscription box. I guess I'd say she's an inspiration of mine. I also love Louise's (sprinkleofglitter.com) enthusiasm.

6. Ben and Jerry's or Haagen Dazs?

Ben and Jerry's all the way (especially their Peanut Butter ice cream, uh-huh).

7. Favourite haircare brand?
Probably Loreal. (I'm not too fussed about haircare.)

8. Your go-to makeup item?
Bronzer - particularly The Honey Bronzer (in 01) by The Body Shop. Although, I do enjoy wearing lipsticks and eyeshadow.

9. Snapchat or Instagram?

Instagram, definitely. I'm obsessed with Instagram, because, I guess, I love photography. (Follow Rachel Jayne Beauty in pictures - here).

10. Where do you get your style/fashion interests from?

I don't think I have a particular source for my interest in style. I've taken inspiration from many different areas.

11. Plane journeys or car journeys?

Plane journeys for sure. I love the climax up to the flight, the packing and obviously the destination!

I nominate XoLucy, Nouveau Chique, And Beauty Or Something, Hello April, Pillar-Box Post, Pure Perspective, Winter Thorne, Mascara & Maltesers, Anouska Loves, My Pale Skin and Keep Dreaming.

My questions are:
1. What does makeup mean to you/why do you wear it?
2. Most beloved blush?
3. What would you usually watch at the cinema (what genre)?
4. Your favourite flowers?
5. When did you start blogging?
6. Why did you start blogging?
7. Sweet or savoury?
8. Monochrome outfit or bright outfit?
9. What did/do you study at school (GCSE's, etc)
10. DVD or restaurant meal?
11. Favourite genre of music?

I'd love to hear if you pass on the award, link me to your blogs in the comments!
Do you like the Liebster Award, tell me what you think!


3 Drugstore Lipsticks You Need To Try

Worthy lipsticks from drugstores are often hard to come by, fortunately, I thought I'd share 3 of my favourites (which, I personally recommend) that have put drugstore versions back in the game..

I'm definitely a dark lipstick lover, in fact, I'd find them easier to wear than bright, neon shades. One berry lipstick I think you need to try is the Revlon Super Lustrous in "Black Cherry" (£7.49): a vampy, plum that I think looks daring & brave on anyone - see the righthand swatch below. Try it for nights out, or a special makeup look with an extra something something. Soap&Glory, in my opinion, do lipsticks really well. Although they are often over-looked, I do think there are a few particularly great shades worth picking up. Soap&Glory's FabuLipstick in ''Blush Pink'' (£9) is the one I've been reaching for a lot since venturing into lipsticks - I think it's a lovely matte everyday option - see the middle swatch below.

Lastly, the Maybelline colourDrama lipstick (crayon) in Keep It Classy (£4.99); a rosy, perky red shade, is a shade you need to try next (after those other two..). Swatched left (above), Keep It Classy really is a classic lipstick. It's flattering and compliments smokey eye makeup perfectly. What more could you want?

Have you got any other recommendations? 
Any lipsticks you always reach for? Let me know!


Day Zero Challenge // 101 Things in 1001 Days

I thought this was a really motivational idea (based on this website: here), in which you set yourself 101 achievements/tasks to complete in 1001 days (estimated 2.75 years). I'm setting myself a mixture of personal, blogging, lifestyle, health and beauty goals. Some things I set may be small, others will be larger. (Although, obviously I can't write ''fly around the world'' as I'm 15 and who even has that kind of money?) I originally read this post, by Adele, which gave me the inspiration. So, here we go..

Saturday 7th February 2015 
Saturday 4th November 2017

Last updated:
Thursday 28th May 2015, then Saturday 26th November 2016

Incomplete / Complete / In progress

1. Feel better about myself.
2. Reach a healthier weight (put on 1/2 stone).
3. Complete my art scrapbook.
4. Write a list of 100 things that make me happy.
5. Write a CV. [Kinda terrible and last minute..still counts though..]
6. Get a part-time job.
7. Get a part-time job at Lush (particular, I know).
8. Join a fitness group/club. [Joined the gym.]
9. Get my Driver's Licence 
10. Make new friends (lol right).
11. Buy/own a car.
12. Have a pet.

13. Complete my photography scrapbook.
14. Go to a photography club.
15. Go on a photography course. [Film course].
16. Learn about all the features of my Nikon D3200 DSLR.
17. Buy 3 new camera lenses.
18. Make a short film/documentary.
19. Take 10 selfies with friends.

//Beauty and makeup
20. Buy atleast 3 big expensive beauty products (£35+).
21. Buy atleast 5 expensive beauty products (£20+).
22. Find the perfect contour shade.
23. Buy an expensive makeup brush (£25+).
24. Buy and try a new foundation (I never stray from makeup I like).
25. Get acrylic/shellac nails.
26. Go to a spa.
27. Get a new hairstyle.
28. Go on a spending ban for 1 month.
29. Wash my face properly every night for 3 weeks (I'm so lazy with this..).

30. Go to a concert.
31. Buy tickets for a concert.
32. Buy 3 new albums.
33. Buy an Imagine Dragons t-shirt.
34. Buy a record player.
35. Buy records.
36. Buy a new speaker for my phone/iPod.
37. Make online friends who like the same music as me.

//Social Networking
38. Reach 500 blog Twitter followers (follow - here).
39. Reach 500 blog Instagram followers (follow - here).
40. Reach 300 Pinterest followers (follow - here).
41. Tweet 10,000 times.
42. Post 500 Instagram pictures.

43. Reach 1000 BlogLovin' followers (follow - here).
44. Reach 2000 BlogLovin' followers.
45. Reach 20,000 total blog page views.
46. Achieve 500 page views in one day.
47. Upload atleast 4 posts a week, for atleast 1 year.
48. Get my own Business Cards (?).
49. Design my own logo.

50. Visit family.
51. Go to London.
52. Go on a holiday to Florida.
53. Go to Glasgow..again.

//Film & Books
54. Watch atleast 50 DVDS (1/50).
#1 The Matrix
55. Go to the cinema 25 times (6/25).

56. Watch Age Of Ultron (April 2015) when it's released. [SO GOOD.]
57. Watch Mockingjay Part 2 (November 2015) when it's released.
58. Read 200 books (1/200).
59. Finish a book with atleast 600 pages.
60. Watch a film at an outdoor cinema.

//Bedroom & Interior
61. Put up a shelf for books and DVD's. 
62. Get a dressing table for makeup, etc.
63. Organise makeup in the dressing table.
64. Put up a small collection of photos on the wall.
65. Paint a canvas for my room.
67. Buy atleast 3 new posters for my room (1/3).
68. Buy an unusual piece of furniture/decoration.
69. Don't buy a new candle for atleast one month.

//Health & Fitness
70. Go for a run 4 times a week, for atleast 2 weeks. 
71. Do atleast 15 press-ups/sit-ups every night for 1 month (record it).
72. Don't drink anything fizzy at all for 1 month (I cannot resist a can of Coke..).
73. Try yoga.
74. Go on a long bike ride.
75. Cut out sweets (not including chocolate, of course) for 3 weeks.

//Everything Else
76. Bake macaroons (my Sister and me have wanted to make them forever).
77. Write a letter to myself to be opened at the end of 1001 days.
78. Go to a comedy gig.
79. Get a tattoo.
80. Don't go on any social networking sites at all for 3 days (minus posting blog posts).
81. Keep a diary for an entire year. (Failed 2015).
82. Fill a scrapbook with my favourite recipes.
83. Make an OOTD blog post - and publish it.
84. Strive out of my comfort zone.
85. Wear something daring that I wouldn't usually go for.
86. Take part in the Race For Life.
87. Drink 8 glasses of water (on average 1.6 litres) per day for 1 week.
88. Re-upholster something.
89. Re-vamp something (make it better).
90. Go and do something/go somewhere I don't think I would like, to try to prove myself wrong.
91. Go ice-skating.
92. Buy a bathroom weighing scale - weigh myself every day for 1 month straight.
93. Buy atleast 3 iPhone cases (for switching it up a bit).
94. Write a letter to someone famous (an actor, or Dan Reynolds *heart-eyes emoji*).
95. Learn new html tricks.
96. Improve my blog in general (relates to the above).
97. Go scuba-diving.
98. Write and/or learn a song for my guitar.
99. See an old friend.
100. Give to charity.

101. Complete 101 goals in 1001 days.

I really, really encourage you to join the Day Zero Challenge, 
write yourself a blog post, and let me know how you get on! Are you joining?



I'm putting this out there, firstly, as one of my favourite colours; so expect high praise for Barry M's Raspberry as it really hit's the nail on the head as a ''deep berry'' (even though my pictures don't do it justice!).

This week I had ''Raspberry'' on my nails, despite the fact they chipped overnight (I know - overnight!), I do love this shade and pretty much wear it all year round. (Why should berries only be allowed in Autumn/Winter? The shade still exists in Summer!) I'd describe this shade a being inbetween a deep red and on the verge of plum. Potentailly, this nail varnish owns the title of "my favourite/most loved ever".. And that means it must be pretty good.

Find the Barry M Raspberry Nail Varnish (£2.99) here.


Currently Loving: Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

Recently, I have been getting a whole lot of use out of the ever-so-coveted Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer (£5.49). Is it the dreamy consistency, perfect glow or easy application that ticks all the boxes with Wake Me Up? Read on to find out what makes this my go-to concealer..
I'll admitt now: I have terribly pesky - purple - under eye luggage (bags), which are undeniably hard to conceal even with the thickest camoflauge. But for some reason, the budget Wake Me Up was different. I applied around 2/3 thin coats of Rimmel's magic underneath my eyes (I know you're thinking "that much!", but trust me it works..) and pat down with my other recent fave: the EcoTools Foam Applicator (£4.99) (sponge-on-a-stick? - ha). 

I should have, really, done a ''before'' and ''after'', because I believe the results from this concealer are that noticable. My undereyes still aren't perfected, I know; nevertheless, Wake Me Up transformed the area and enhanced my eyes - taking the attention away from the blue-toned undereye gift my parents lovingly gave me.

In all seriousness, Wake Me Up has - for the time being - replaced my beloved No7 Match Made Concealer (which I've used for 6+ months straight, yeah). And that takes some beating.

I also used: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, Benefit RollerLash (first impressions here) and the Maybelline ColourTattoo (On and On Bronze).

What's your favourite concealer at the moment? 
Is the Wake Me Up foundation one for me to try? Tell me in the comments!


A Quote To Live By [No.4]

Today, I thought I would focus on the future; on the ''impossible'' - or, not so impossible - future. In society nowadays, dreams are disregarded, usually, and doubted by both ourselves and peers. Why do we do this? Constantly, we set ourselves goals we'd love to achieve and then cast them away because we think we "can't", or "shouldn't", or "couldn't".

This week, even for the smallest of ''impossible'' tasks you set yourself, I want you to change your attitude and consider these goals to be fun, living and enjoyable. I know it's a cliche; but, you shouldn't doubt yourself. No one ever thought anyone could land on the moon - it was impossible.. But look what happened when a group of people tested that theory and achieved something.

What are your thoughts on this quote? Will you change your opinion on ''impossible'' tasks?
Tell me what you think in the comments below.

Benefit Roller Lash: First Impressions

As many of you will know, this months ELLE magazine features a sample size of the upcoming Benefit Roller Lash Mascara - which curls, lengthens and thickens lashes. Intrigued? Of course.

After using Roller Lash yesterday for the first time I can confirm I let out an amazed 'wow!' once I had applied just one coat. The results, in my opinion, were amazing and really transformed my eyelashes. Roller Lash makes use of a medium sized, fairly thin brush with individual bristles to ensure all the lashes are coated. Firstly I used my eyelash curlers to prepare my lashes, and then took a swipe with the mascara. (The wand was perfectly sized for me - and I didn't make a mess of my eyeshadow either!)

I did my makeup at around 1 o'clock yesterday (I took me forever to me motivated to get ready..), and then removed it at around 9.30 o'clock. I'll tell you now: Roller Lash did not smudge (on myself) at all. And I have oily eyelids, but no - no smudging what-so-ever. If that isn't a sign of a winning mascara then I don't know what is!

Easy, easy, easy! Honestly, I thought I might have a struggle to remove every last trace of the Roller Lash (considering Benefit's They're Real is reviewed as a nightmare to take off).. Although, yet again, I was proven completely wrong, because a few swipes with a cotton pad and liquid (or a face wipe for the lazy people..me..) took away all the mascara ever to flutter on my lashes.

Was I overall impressed? You bet. So will I buy the full version when Roller Lash is released? Well, the £19.50 price tag certainly is off-putting, but this could be my dream mascara - I think so.