Saturday, 27 July 2013

Skincare and Beauty Haul

Recently my mum travelled abroad so I asked her to buy some skincare product for me. She came back and then I decided to go shopping in Superdrug and I picked up a few skincare and beauty products. This is a very small haul, but I just want to share these products with you in case you are interested in them. I am going to share the products my mum brought back for me first. There is only two items but I've heard such good things about them on youtube that I just had to get them.

(1). The first skincare product was a body lotion. It's the Funbactone body lotion, my mum personally used to use this lotion and she sings high praises about it. The bottle says that the lotion helps the case of: stretch marks, dark spots, redness, freckles and dry skin. It says that the lotion deeply moisturises and lightens the skin, it is also enriched with sun filters that protect from UV rays. First I wasn't sure that the lotion could live up to all the promises it made. When I opened the bottle, my first thought was that it smelt so fine. I can't even describe the smell but its just so fresh and when you apply the lotion to your body, the scent lasts all day and leaves you smelling so nice throughout the day. The scent is so unique and that made me fall in love with it. I've been using the lotion for the last 2 weeks and I am starting to notice changes in my skin. I don't know if my skin tone is fairer but its is definitely more moisturised and softer. i would recognise getting this lotion if you have any of the conditions I listed at the top or if you just want to try something new with a scent to it. I got mine from abroad but I'm sure hair and cosmetics shop or intercontinental shops might have it.

(2). The last product my mum brought from abroad is a soap I saw lizlizlive recommend on her channel. It is a black soap, I can't even explain in words how much I love the smell of this you just have to buy it to know. It has natural ingredients; they are pure honey, shea butter, camwood, palmkernel oil, cocoa pod ash, palm bunch ash, aloe vera, lime juice, water and fragrance. I've heard so many good things about this soap and can't wait to try it. Comment if you want me to do a review on it. On the packaging it says
Dudu-Osun is the age-long African black soap made the traditional way by hand from pure natural ingredients and herbs from the tropical rain forest and savannah regions.
I'm not sure where you can purchase this product but African or Asian shops might sell it. I wanted something that would clear my skin and I have a good feeling about this soap.

The next items I bought are from superdrug, there are some skincare and beauty products.

(3). I have the neutrogena visibly clear blackhead scrub and the neutrogena daily wash, they are really good so I thought I'd try other neutrogena products. I got the blackhead eliminating cleansing lotion and so far it's ok. It takes off the first layer of makeup but I find that it's leaving my skin quite dry so I don't think I'll be repurchasing it again.

The next product is the you guessed it neutrogena rapid clear treatment. I haven't tried this product so I don't know how I feel about it. If you want a review please comment.

(4). I'm so excited about these items MUA is a good brand so I decided to try out one of their lipsticks, I got the shade 1, which is a deep red kind of colour. I absolutely love this lipstick, It is so moisturising and pigmented and best of all it stays on for hours. I can't wait to create different make up looks with this lipstick Comment if I should post pictures? the best part is that it's only a pound.

(5). I also picked up my very first nude lipstick (cue the excitement), I've always been scared of but secretly loved nude lipsticks, If that made sense at all. I just want a nice nude lipstick that doesn't look ashy on my lips. I picked up the Barbara Daly lipstick in darling, this is such a creamy lipstick and I am absolutely in love with it. So far I don't know how long it lasts on but my advise is that it looks so much nicer when you've exfoliated you lips. (There you go, tip of the day)

So guys that was my wierd haul, I hope you enjoyed it and If you have any questions please comment.

Sunday, 14 July 2013


Death..... It's something I hate thinking about. I have a fear of dying, but I know that death catches up with everyone and sooner or later it will come knocking on our door. Out of all the things that we can avoid, get rid off or use money to fix death is the only thing that can't be fixed and certainly doesn't have a price tag. Death is the only thing that I think truly makes us all equals, its the one thing everyone has in common - we are all going to die. It doesn't matter how much you pray, how healthy or how rich you are, my point is we can't escape death. I am not the deepest person, but when something is of great concern or worry to me, I will share it. This is a different type of blog, I don't do this normally but something really moved me today. A real devastating event has happened and it has greatly affected me, but the puzzle is I don't know why it has affected me. Maybe it's because I hate death, or just because I think all human life is precious no matter who you are or what you've done ( this is why I don't support the Death Penalty).

This post is in the Memory of Cory Monteith, a truly great individual.
I am a fellow Gleek and even though I didn't know a lot about Cory's life, it pains me that he has left this world. Today I woke up at 1Pm, because am a lazy girl who loves to sleep. I didn't log unto my twitter until 3pm and thats when I saw the trends, I didn't know what they were about so I clicked on it. After scanning and reading tweets I put 2 + 2 together  and I started to have a melt down, I bursted out no and started crying, I still am as I'm typing this post. Cory was an amazing actor on Glee and although he wasn't my favourite, it was clear that he was very talented. I quickly went on google to search what happened, according to sky news Cory was found dead in is hotel room in Canada in the afternoon of the 13th of July 2013 when he failed to check out. As of now the police are going to do a post-mortem report on the 15th of July. My main point is that this was all so sudden, I bet when he left his hotel room in the morning he didn't know he would die later on that day. I also bet the friends he had lunch with days before didn't know that was the last time they would see him alive. Cory was involved in taking substance, but he had put himself into rehab because he wanted to get better. The post-mortem has not come out yet so I'm not saying he died of drug overdose. It is a big loss that will surely affect a lot of people especially his family members and loved ones.
My prayers are with everyone that knew and loved Cory, and all the other gleeks out there. I pray that is family will survive through this hard and difficult time. We can't avoid death nor turn back the hands of the clock but I don;'t believe it was Cory's time to go. I feel a great deal of sadness for cory's fiancée Lea Michelle (co-star on glee). She and Cory were meant to be getting married in 2 weeks and I can't imagine what she is going through right now. May the lord's favour and kindness be with you lea. Lea found out by phone and we can all imagine how horrible that was, like when was the last time she saw cory or spoke to him? What was their last conversation? Did she get to say I love you for the last time ever? Lea is going to need all the support she can get and pray that the lord gives her strength.

Cory was a truly magnificent person and we will all miss him. He is a force that can never be forgotten. RIP Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith - May 11 1982 - July 13 2013

This is dedicated to Cory's family and friends and all the Gleeks out there, we have lost a truly magnificent person.

Saturday, 13 July 2013


Lost time is never found again. - Benjamin Franklin. Time is something we don't think about, but it plays such an important role in our lives. Most of us procrastinate, I know for a fact I procrastinate 90% or more of the time, we are always postponing things we are meant to do until its to late. My grandma always says there is no time like the present. I've been thinking a lot lately and I notice my grandma has a point, there have been so many opportunities that I've missed due to procrastination.
A recent example was an audition I applied for, the organisation said that they would contact me close to the audition date, so that I knew when and where to go. A few weeks went and I didn't see any letter or email notification, I kept on saying I would call them to ask what was wrong but I never did, not until it was too late. I finally got round to calling them and I was informed that they had sent me a letter and I'd missed my audition date and I have to wait till the next year to apply again. I was absolutely gutted and I started searching the whole house for letters, I finally found the letter they had sent in a box with other letters on top of it. I remembered that I was meant to have sort the box out, but kept saying I would do it later. My missing the audition was completely my own fault and it has made me realise that time waits on nobody.
I know I can't stop time nor pause, rewind and go back, but I am starting to make the best out of the present while it lasts. Procrastinating isn't that easy a problem to get rid of , but I am trying to do things in the moment instead of wait till later. I sometimes remind myself of the past to gain a perspective of the present. Time keeps on moving forward everyday, and I intend to move with it instead of being left behind.  Time = Life,Therefore, waste your time and waste your life, or master your time and master your life. - Alan Lakein.
Time changes everything except something within us, which is always surprised by change. - Thomas Hardy.
I have really enjoyed writing this post, because time is something we don't spend enough time thinking about. I hope you enjoy reading this post and If you want to say something that bothers you or that you have acknowledged about time, please comment down below. Your thoughts and opinions are very much appreciated.