Planets I Would Like to Visit

5 Fandom Friday - Planets I want to visit

This weeks prompt was a suggestion by me, and I’m very honoured to have it chosen and of course, I had to do this one! When I suggested it I remember being really excited for it, with loads of ideas… the problem is that I still had TOO many ideas. I could do a top 5 planets list of for several individual planets alone! So I whittled it down to one per fandom, with one exception 😉 Enjoy!

 

Planets - Star Wars: Coruscant

Star Wars – Coruscant

Picking just one Star Wars planet was difficult. There’s also Naboo, Nal Shada, Alderaan and Korriban that were high on the list. In the end I went with Coruscant, the capital city of the Star Wars universe and centre of the Galaxy. Unlike most planets it is extremely built up, with layers upon layers of buildings and some inhabitants never ever see the sky. Aesthetically it’s not very pleasing to me, but there’s so much culture and tradition there that makes it my first choice. ((Image credit – Star Wars Wiki))

 

Planets - World of Warcraft: Azeroth

World of Warcraft – Azeroth

Azeroth is probably the planet that I have spent most of my time on (virtually) other than Earth. It’s the main planet in the World of Warcraft universe and with two continents and various islands, it has so much to offer in terms of nature, culture, technology and magic. From the gorgeous scenery, to the ancient cultures and architecture and not to mention magic and fantastical creatures! I could quite happily spend a life time immersing myself in this planet and all it has to offer. ((Image Source – My Screenshot Gallery))

 

 

World of Warcraft – Argus

This is the fandom double up entry for the week. Sorry, it was just too damn irresistible not to have on the list. Argus is the original planet of the Draenei who were forced to abandon it to the Burning Legion. We are finally getting to visit it in patch 7.5 and I can’t wait! While in previous World of Warcraft expansions I’ve loved exploring new parts of the current world, or those now available to players. However, Legion has definitely been one for going that bit further a field and it’s great! ((Image Source – WoW Wiki))

 

Planets - Avatar: Pandora

Avatar – Pandora

Avatar is not even close to being one of my main fandoms, but oh my goodness – THAT planet. I fell in love with Pandora, it’s beauty, it’s culture and spirituality. While I didn’t mind the story of the film, it was the world itself and the wonderful creatures and design that captured my heart. ((Image Source – Avatar Wiki))

 

Planets - Doctor Who: Galifrey

Doctor Who – Galifrey

The problem with a fandom that spans the whole of time and space is that most planets get a bit lost in the vastness of the universe. I cannot, off the top of my head, name a single other planet for the Doctor Who/Torchwood universe other than Galifrey. Galifrey would have been my ultimate answer anyway because it’s mother fricking Galifrey, home of the time lords and it’s back! I could name plenty of species/races from the show, but planets? Not a clue. I could probably name more time periods than anything else 😛 Why Galifrey? Well, duh. It’s home of the time lords. ((Image Credit – TARDIS Core Data Wiki))

 

What do you think of my planet list? Do you find that there’s loads for you to choose from or are you not a huge sci fi fan? I only have a few fandoms that are predominantly sci fi and even less that have planets. What’s on your list?

 

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Spring 2017 Beauty Products I want to Try

spring beauty products 2017

As someone who loves trying new beauty products I always keep one eye on the new products being rolled out for the season. Usually there’s a few I’m curious about, and the rest look good but don’t quite catch my fancy. Spring 2017 is doing the total opposite and I’ve had so many great products catch my attention that it’s time to compile a list! ((All images are credited to the product page linked for each item.))

 

Rimmel

Rimmel - Easy Does It Lipstick

 

There’s not much information about Rimmel’s new products for Spring 2017 which makes me wonder if there’s an announcement coming up later. However, they have launched their new lipstick ‘The Only 1‘ which claims to be “A no compromise ALL IN ONE lipstick Long-lasting colour, comfort, moisture and wear”. I’ve been a fan of Rimmel and their lipsticks for a long time now so I’m really curious to see what this new incarnation is like and see if it does what it claims to do.

 

 

 

 

Benefit

 

Benefit is one of those brands I’ve been eyeing up for a while and not quite managed to get my hands on just yet. They’re a bit on the pricey side for me currently, but I have to say I am a wee bit fascinated by a few of their new products. Their ‘They’re Real’ collection has two products that I’m really wanting to try:

 

Benefit - They're Real Double the Lip Hero

 

Double the lip is a 2-in-1 lipstick and lipliner and the reviews have been really positive so far. I love lippies, but lip liners? A whole different ball game for me. Maybe it’s the struggle to have a steady hand for the application or the lack of decent eyesight to be able to actually see where I’m applying it. Or both.This lipstick takes both those issues a way and gives you a liner and lipstick look in one application, and the shades look gorgeous too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Likewise, Benefit have gone for the 2-in-1 approach for the Duo Benefit - They're Real Duo EyeshadowEyeshadow Blender. It’s a two shade eyeshadow which has a darker shade at the bottom and a lighter at the top, so when you swipe along with the brush you get a liner and shadow effect. Personally, I live for blending different eyeshadows for a unique look, but I can totally see this being a life saver for quick application. I spend more time on my eyes than I do else where when getting ready to go out, and being able to just go swish, done! in one application sounds useful. My only complaint? The lack of colour variety. They are all very nude, and I can see this looking amazing in some more vibrant shades like purple, blue and green.

 

 

MAC

MAC - Colour Rocker Lipstick

 

Another brand I have looked at from afar, I have one product and it’s a lipstick that I love. So naturally I’m drawn to the rest of their lippies now. I love purple, so when I spotted their new Colour Rocker lipsticks I was instantly drawn to their two purple shades; Flatter me Fierce (a blue lavender matte – pictured here) and Evening Buzz (a grey lavender matte). There’s loads of bright alternative shades including some magical greens, blues and aquas. I might not wear it all the time, but I damn well need at least one of these in my collection!

 

 

Essence

One of my favourite places to shop for decent products at low prices is Wilko, and one of the beauty brands they stock is Essence. I recently grabbed a bunch of products from the Essence range and have been really happy with them. So I had to check out their new Spring Collection coming at the end of March 2017.

 

Essence - Out of Space Stories Nail Polish

 

One of the things I tried out was a bunch of their nail care range, and so I’m really excited about their nail products coming out. Look at this gorgeous space shade which is just one of their 7 new shades in the out of space stories nail polish collection.

 

 

 

Essence - Colour Correcting Liquid

 

 

After trying out Technic’s colour correction palette (as seen in my favourite 2016 beauty products), I’ve been keeping an eye out for other products like this. Essence’s high quality and low price means that their new colour concealer liquid instantly popped up on my radar.

 

 

 

 

L’Oreal

As someone who suffers from various issues with my skin (acne, scarring, blackheads, dermatillomania ), L’Oreal’s new Infallible Total Cover range didn’t just appear on my radar, it lit it up like a Christmas Tree. The fact that they included an acne sufferer in their advertising makes me feel confident that a brand has actually considered the issues faced by acne sufferers.  Not just said ‘it covers, here you go’. I’ve honestly never seen a skin range that has made me want to buy the whole thing ASAP. There’s a skin primer, a foundation and a colour correction palette; everything you need if you suffer from skin issues like mine.

 

loreal total cover foundation

 

 

Finding a foundation that actually covers properly when you have uneven skin is an ongoing problem for me. I’m gradually getting closer to perfect skin, but honestly it depends on the condition of my skin on the day. If I’ve had a bad dermatillomania flare up then my skin is far from smooth no matter how many products I use. So I am really curious to see if the Total Cover foundation is the one I’ve been waiting for, one that smooths and covers and doesn’t leave me looking like I have 20 layers on my face.

 

 

 

loreal total cover concealer palette

 

Like I said; I lover correction palettes. So grabbing the one in this range is a no brainer for me. I like that it has both colour correctors and concealer shades so you can get the ideal finish from the one palette.

 

 

 

 

Barry M

I have fond memories of being a teenager standing in front of Barry M displays and staring in awe at the range of colours. I still love Barry M so of course they made this list.

 

Barry M - Frosted Cupcakes Nail Polish

 

 

I’ve always been attracted to Barry M’s nail polishes because they’re high quality and have so many more shades than most brands. I’m a massive fan of their effect/shimmery polishes as they always come out looking great even if you’re not perfect when applying. So when they came out with their new Frosted Cupcake range in such cute shades I was immediately interested!

 

 

Barry M - Coconut Infusion

 

 

 

Coconut has become a massive trend in the world of beauty, and while I’ve jumped on board with some of it, I don’t always seek it out. However, it’s the combination of healthy coconut, shades and Barry M’s quality that has been desperate to try their Coconut Infused nail polishes. These have been out for a while, and there’s new shades out for Spring.

 

 

 

Barry M - Matte Me Lips

 

 

Lastly, they’ve just launched their own version of lip kits with their new matte lip range Matte Me Up. The lip kits are limited edition from Superdrug and Boots only, however, the individual matte lips are here to stay. Again, it’s knowing that I’m getting a quality product that attracts me to this product, as well as the affordable price!

 

 

 

 

Essie

As a colour and nail polish addict, Essie’s polishes have a tendency to make me drool. I’ve been following them on instagram and I’m especially in love with some of their new 2017 ranges:

 

 

Essie - treat love & colour

 

 

I LOVE the idea of being able to nurture my nails with colour rather than having to have multiple layers of different products. Essie’s Treat Love and Colour range currently comes in three sheer shades, and naturally, I’m obsessing over this pretty lavender shade.

 

 

 

 

Nudes

 

 

 

I keep seeing these on their instagram and love how they turn out. The Ballet Nudes collection comes in pale and nude shades which look so pretty and chic.

 

 

 

 

 

The Body Shop

Body Shop - Almond Milk & Honey

 

Another firm favourite of mine is The Body Shop and I’ve been using their products since my teens. I keep an eye out for their new collections and this year they’ve launched their Almond, Milk and Honey range. It’s designed for sensitive and dry skin and is aimed at your whole body not just your face (I suffer from very dry skin on my body) and I love these two ingredients. The shower gel is something I’m seriously wanting to try out, as is exfoliating cream scrub. What I like about it is that it comes in a handy pack (see featured picture) which means you can try out a bunch of the products before buying a full sized version.

 

 

 

 

What do you think of my list? Are any of these already on your spring wish lists, or have I just given you a serious craving for something? 😉 Let me know in the comments!

 

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4 Beauty Products I loved in 2016 [Sharing Saturday]

Sharing Saturday: 2016 beauty products

 

I’m still playing catch up and working on end of the year/beginning of new year things, so this week I’m taking a look back at the beauty products I tried last year. Here are my top 4 recommendations!

 

 

Hide it! Concealer Palette

by Technic

 

Thanks to my dermatillomania spot out breaks for me are an even bigger nightmare. It has taken me years to finally find products that work for my skin and work to help hide the signs and scars. This product is not a BIG part of that routine (as you can see from the very used palette!). I find that I have two problems using just normal concealer; it doesn’t hide anything and makes it look even more big and obvious. By using the colour correcting concealers together I can merge and blend the perfect cover. And at £1.54 on Amazon, it’s an amazing price too! They also do a bigger 8 shade version as well which I might try in the future.

 

 

Lots of Bubbles Tantalising Gift Set

by I Love…Cosmetics

 

I tend to use a shower more than a bath and I prefer to have a variety of shower gels to use, not the same one every time. So I’m always on the look out for sets of small bottles of shower gels. This gift set by I Love… Cosmetics comes with 6 different flavours; coconut & cream, strawberries & cream, vanilla & ice cream (all pictured above), mango & papaya, lemons & limes, and raspberry & blackberry. I loved them! As you can see, there are only 3 left so they last quite a while and I also had the coconut & cream exfoliating shower smoothie (hence why the shower gel version is untouched so far) and that is also fantastic. These also double as bubble bath, so if you’re like me and use both or prefer one over the other you can still enjoy the gorgeous scents.

Their gift sets tend to come out more during the holiday season, but you can grab this one on Amazon for £9.99 and some of their others as well. Sadly it seems that some are only in holiday sets or have been retired, as their website only has certain flavours listed, as does Superdrug.

 

 

Hydro Boost

by Neutrogena

I was fortunate enough to get this to test from Bzz Agent and I was really happy with the product. As I’ve mentioned in previous product reviews, my skin does much better with light weight creams that hydrate. So this is perfect and it does exactly what it says it did. It hydrated and helped clean up my skin. There is one down side though; at £12.99 for 50ml it just isn’t worth it for the price. It’s good, and it does last a while, yet that is just a bit too pricey for my current budget. Especially if you use it every day, morning and night.

 

 

Flipbalm: Creamy Coconut

by Palmer’s

I am completely in love with this and have been addictively using it since I got it. It has done my lips a world of good and has a lovely sweet, but not sickening taste. The flip lid is easy to use, although it doesn’t travel very well and can open up in your bag if you’re not careful (yep, it happened). There’s plenty in it, so it’s a lip balm that will last a while no matter how often you use it! You can grab it for £4.99 from Amazon and other stockists. There are two other flavours; Juicy Watermelon and Ripe Mango.

Have you tried any of these? What did you think? What beauty products did you fall in love with in 2016?

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