Sunday, 24 June 2018

Mac Hyper Real Glow Palette - Flash&Awe Review

Hey Everyone, 

Today's post is going to be a review of the Mac Hyper Real Glow Palette in the shade Flash & Awe. Since I knew that this product was getting released I wanted to pick it up and I am so glad I did. Mac have released two Hyper Real Glow palettes into their permanent collection I believe, this one and another one called Get It Glowin. 
Today I am going to share my thoughts on the Flash& Awe palette which is the pink toned palette. 

So like I said I picked up the Flash&Awe palette which is the more pinker/rose gold toned palette as I have found this kind of highlight shade to suit my pale complexion more. The palette comes with three different highlighters; One very light shade, One medium shade and then finally a darker highlight shade. The shades within the palette are Flash&Awe which is the lightest shade, then Rosy Glow which is the medium shade and finally Light Of The Party Which is the darkest shade in the palette. 

From first swatch you can tell the palettes are going to be great. The pigmentation is amazing even on the lightest shade the pigmentation is outstanding. The formula of the highlighters are among some of the best I have tried, they are buttery soft and blend beautifully. 

What I really like is that they have included three different shades varying from light to dark which means that they cater to all complexions. For me being porcelain pale I can get away with all three, the lighter two shades look quite natural and the darker shade provides a bit more of an intense highlight. I am glad that they included three different shades as I feel like their is a shade to suit every skin tone within this palette. 
In terms of wear time they last a long time, as long as my other two Mac highlighters last which is 
around 6-8 hours which I think is pretty reasonable.

What I love most about this palette is how versatile it is. You can go full on highlight if you wet your brush first or you can go subtle glow by using a light hand. You can also mix the shades to get a unique highlight, there's just so much you can do with this palette. 

As for price it costs £35 and you get 13.5 grams of product in comparison to my Mac Soft & Gentle which is £25.50 and you get 10 grams of product, so for an extra £9.50 you get 3.5 more grams of product which is fairly reasonable. 

Overall I would 100% recommend this palette to anyone if your looking for a pink toned highlighter, if pink/rosy toned highlighters aren't for you then you might prefer get it glowin which is the gold toned palette. 

Let me know in the comments if you have tried this palette/ want to try this palette or if you think you have found a better highlighter let me know so I can check it out. 

Thanks For Reading, 
Until Next Time, 
Heathers World 

Sunday, 17 June 2018

My Future Career

Hey everyone,

Todays post is slightly different to what I normally post about and it is going to be all about my future career. In case you didn't know I have come to the end of my second year of university (fingers crossed I pass my exams so I have completely finished and don't have to do re sits or resubmissions) with that comes dissertation decisions and also looking into what I want to do once I leave university in a years time.

I am currently studying a combined honours degree in Business Management and Marketing as it gives me a wide range of job opportunities once I leave University. My business management course covers most areas of the business spectrum including marketing, but I choose to combine my degree with marketing in order to gain more knowledge in marketing as that is the area I want to specialise in. 

I am quite lucky in the sense that I kinda know what area I want to go into after university unlike a lot of my course mates and friends.

So what area do I want to branch into? I want to branch into digital marketing and or PR. I adore marketing, I love learning about it and seeing all the different types of marketing. I also love being able to study people's characteristics in order to find a form of marketing that would appeal to that target market.

Within that select area there are so many jobs you can branch into such as digital marketing assistant, marketing manager, beauty, travel, fashion PR. The choices for me are endless. Ideally when I graduate university I would love to get a graduate job in either beauty/travel pr or as a digital marketing assistant. I would also like to continue on with my blog and even make it into a part time job if that was possible as I am so passionate about blogging and it fits in so well with my future jobs.

The goal in the wider future would be to be either a digital marketing manager/executive, PR manager, Freelance or being a full time blogger ( although I am not sure if this would suite me).
I am quite lucky in the sense that my blog is a great portfolio for me to show any potential future employees as it showcases digital marketing and beauty/travel pr in some ways. I also plan to do my dissertation about how digital marketing and the effects it has on businesses.

Fingers crossed that in a few years time I could be working in my dream job. I hoped you enjoyed this personal post. Do you have a plan for the future? Do you know what your future Career is going to be? Let me know your thoughts in the comment's down below!

Thanks For Reading,


Sunday, 10 June 2018

Fenty Beauty First Impressions

Hey Everyone

Todays post is going to be my first impressions on the Fenty Beauty makeup that I picked up the other month. This is a brand that I have been wanting to try for ages so I took the plunge and picked up the three products I have been wanting to try the most which are the foundation, primer and lip gloss. So let's jump straight in to the first impressions. 

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Primer:

The lady at the counter swatches this on my hand when she was testing the foundation and I was sold. It is described as "A shine-stopping, pore-diffusing primer that smooths the way for better foundation application and longer wear with an instant retouch effect" on Rihanna's site and it defiantly dose just that. I found it helped to smooth my skin providing a soft base for the foundation to be applied onto. 

Do I think it helped with the wear time of the foundation? That I am not so sure of just yet however it did make my face feel a lot better and helped the foundation apply easier. I just need to test if it helps the wear time so I will get back to you on that. As for price the product costs £24 which is on the higher end for a primer.

I normally go for a hydrating primer so was worried this wouldn't suit me but boy was I wrong . For me this is just as good as my Laura Mercier hydrating primer. So Far So Good.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matt Longwear Foundation: 

I picked up the foundation in the shade 110 which is the shade I was matched to and I think I finally have a foundation which matches me perfectly. So that alone is a big plus as I always end up with one to yellow or to pink or to light or to dark and this is spot on. I was slightly weary as it is matt and I do have dry skin but it's been fine. It dosent sink into any dry patches and although it's matt it dosent give the cakey look that some matt foundations can give. 

Wear time is great around 6-8 hours but by this point I did notice some patches on my face in my nose area, but this tends to happen with all my foundations as my nose is a naturally dry area. 
Id say the coverage level is medium, it covers a lot of my redness but isn't completely full coverage.

First impressions overall are great, the shade match is outstanding and I am glad someone has catered for all skin tones and for porcelain skins like me. It is so great not being the lightest shade for once. The finish and wear time are also what I would expect of a high end foundation that costs £26 for 32ml of product. 

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lipgloss:

This was something I had wanted to try since the range launched. A lipgloss that is universally flattering? I was a bit skeptical about this as how could a lipgloss that could suit me a very pale person suit someone with a deep complexion? Well apparently it can. 

This product is very similar to the Dior Lip Glow lip balms in that it reacts to your natural lip colour and provides you with a colour that is flattering to your skin tone. This is just gorgeous on me it pulls peachy and wore alone provides a little shimmer to the lips or wore over a lipstick e.g PillowTalk by Charlotte Tilbury can help to complete the look.

This does feel slightly sticky on application but that soon goes away after a little while. I found this lasted around 2 hours on me which I am happy with. It costs £16 so mid range for a lip gloss but so so worth the price. I honestly feel like this will become my holy grail lip product that I can't live without and that's a big statement to make. 


Monday, 23 April 2018

Cheeky Beauty Haul

Hey Everyone, 

Todays post is a beauty haul. I haven't bought beauty products for a while so decided it was about time I treat myself to some new ones. Some have been on my list for a while and some are kind of impulse purchases. 

It Cosmetics CC Cream - Fair 

I have been dying to try this for the longest time and seeing as I was shopping for my summer holiday I thought it was about time to pick it up.  The spf 50 in it will stop my face from burning and the coverage seems perfect for night time. 

Mac Hyper Real Glow - Flash & Awe 

I have wanted this for the longest time so I decided to pick it up. There was two shades to pick from and I decided to go for the more rosy shades as I don't feel like gold shades compliment my skin that much. 

Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Stick -  Truffle 

These have been all the hype these past month so I thought I would check them out and pick one up. I went for the more neutral shade of truffle as I thought it would be a good one to take to tenerife with me.  

Clarins limited edition bronzer for 2018

This was the one I debated buying the most as I still have last years edition. My main reason for picking up this years was the fact that it looked lighter than last years and the packaging is gorgeous to.  I am planning on giving last years to my mum as its more suited to her than me.

So yeah that is my little beauty haul, I plan on doing full reviews of each of the products mentioned once I have tried them out so look out for them. Let me know in the comments what was your favourite product from the haul and what's on your beauty wish list.

Thanks For Reading,
Until Next Time,
Heathers World 

Monday, 16 April 2018

How I Revise

Hey Everyone,

Todays post is going to be about How I revise. I thought this would be useful as were coming into exam season soon, and could help anyone who needs some tips on how to revise.

When it came to revising for my first year uni exams I had to go back to the drawing board to find out what worked for me. Since leaving school in 2013 I had only sat 3 exams and they were all for one subject and therefore were the same type of exam. Also that exam didnt require much revision as it was an IFS exam which is basically an exam on finance but we pretty much get told before hand what to do for both part 1 and part 2. Anyway like I said the last time I had an exam was summer 2015 and I couldnt use that revision technique as it wouldn't work for these. 

So now after that long introduction lets jump into the post. 

Speak my notes into my phone and play them over and over again!

I first tried this last year and found it worked well for me. What I like to do is to break down my revision into little chunks, then speak them into my voice notes in my phone. I will then listen to them voice notes again and again especially when I am going to sleep as I found I soaked the information up quite well. 

Get my mum to test me!

What I like to do when learning defentions is to give my notes sheets to my mum and get her to make questions up and test me. Last year we done this 3-4 times a day and I found it to be a good way to learn the definitions as the days went on the more I would get correct. 

Read my notes twice a day!

Alongside the other two ways I mentioned above I also like to read my revision notes from start to finish twice a day. I normally do this once before I start the rest of my revision and once after. This helps me to soak up what it is all about and give some context to what I am revising. 

There, Done. That is all the ways I revise, I try not to overload my self each day and instead prefer to do little bits of revision but over a long period of time e.g 4 weeks. I found this to work really well last year so touch wood it does the same this year. I know this probably won't work for everyone but it does for me. Let me know in the comments how you revise?

Thanks For Reading, 
Until Next Time, 
Heathers World 

Heathers' World Takes On The Big Apple!! - AGAIN

Hey everyone, 

Todays post is a little impromptu and I wasn't planning on posting this till the 19th of april but I just couldn't wait. So if you can't already by the title of the post I am taking on the big apple again in April Next Year. 

This trip was so unplanned and if you watch my Instagram story's then you will know the story of how this trip came about but I will briefly go over it in this post. 

So basically I had booked a summer holiday with a travel agents who I won't name and the final chunk of my holiday was due on Saturday. Now I normally have my money ready but I had a lot come up this past month and I don't get paid till friday. So I asked the travel agents could I have an extension till friday as I get paid and unfortunately they said they don't give them anymore. I however didn't want to loose the money I already paid so they said I could change it for a holiday that was later on in the summer. Unfortunately I don't have any other weeks of work so seeing as we had to make a decision quickly we decided to put the money towards New York in April as we knew what we was getting with that and didn't want to pick a random hotel for next summer. 

We had been thinking about going back to New York next year anyway and had said how easter would be a good time to go, so that is when we are going. We originally wanted to go in june once my exams were over but they didn't have availability for june so we are going in easter. 

My plan is to make my revision books before we go and revise on the planes and in the hotel of a night. 

So yeah we go on good friday next year for five nights six days and I can't wait. If your a long time follower you will know October didn't go to plan but I can guarantee this time will. We found out yesterday that our Auntie from Australia may meet us out there and spend the time with us.

So yeah expect lots of New York related content, I can't wait to spend easter over there and be back in the city that stole my heart. I also forgot to mention that we still are going away this summer as My Grandad is a super star and is paying for us to go away and I am paying him back before we go. I am so lucky to have such amazing family who are so so generous.

So yeah there's not much else to say apart from that 2019 is looking to be a great year and why not start it off with a trip to New York. As I hopefully graduate next year there will hopefully be more trips to come so I will announce them as soon as they are booked and we have concrete details. All I know is 2019 will be my year and will give me the opportunity to do some more traveling.

🎶"Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of"🎶

Thanks For Reading,
Until Next Time,
Heathers World 

Monday, 2 April 2018

OOTD Easter Edition

Hey Everyone,

Todays post is going to be an OOTD Easter edition. So yesterday was easter sunday and we went out for a family meal so I thought I would show you all what I wore.
So this look was a lot more casual than previous looks as it just wasn't a dressy kind of occasion.

I decided to wear my ripped skinny black Joni jeans again as I am loving them at the moment. They can be dressed up like in the last ootd or completely dressed down like in todays look. 

I went really casual and wore my Topshop cropped Philadelphia panthers hoodie. This is super comfy and not tight so I can eat as much food as possible and yet brought the outfit together while still looking super casual.

I decided to wear my old Nike trainers as I wasn't feeling my converse or chelsea boots and again suited the more causal theme I was going for with this look.

I just decided to wear my new Michael Kors watch which wasn't featured in this photo but if you want to see what I looks like check out my Instagram.

So there you have it, this OOTD was really casual and something different as I normally like to dress up when we go out for food. I liked it though simple but yet put together and it was really nice to go out feeling comfy and cosy.

I hoped you liked this OOTD, you can expect to see more of them this year as I really want to incorporate more fashion into my blogging. 

Monday, 19 March 2018

Current Lifestyle Favourites

Hey Everyone, 

Todays post is going to be a lifestyles favourites. I thought since I haven't done one in a while then this would be a good time to do an updated one.This post is going to feature a fashion favourite as well as a beauty one but the rest will be general lifestyle. I hope you like this post so before I start waffling on, let's jump into them. 

Morphie Power Bank :
This is my saviour when am in Uni all day and my phone battery dies. I can't be without it and my mum has even got into using it. 

Always going to be a lifestyle favourite, I adore blogging and hope to one day take it further than just a hobby but for now am loving it. I have been a bit pants at posting but once my assignments are all submitted I will be back to normal.

I Phone 7:
I feel like everyones phone is their favourite and mine is no different. It practically has my life on there so I don't know what I would do without it. 

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara:
This has been my holy grail mascara for months now, just gives the perfect amount of volume and length and is perfect for anyone with sensitive eyes as it doesn't have a strong smell.

Homemade Shortbread:
Lets be honest who doesn't love homemade baking and for me it is shortbread. I adore making and eating homemade shortbread and currently got back into making it at least once a month. 

Topshop Knitted Crop Jumper:
This jumper is my current go to especially now that were in between seasons. Its perfect as its cropped so still feels spring like but thick enough to keep me warm on the colder days we seem to be having. 

So I know this is a different kind of post but I hoped you enjoyed it. I would love to know what your thoughts were and what are your current lifestyles favourites.

Thanks For Reading, 
Until Next Time, 
Heathers World 

Monday, 12 March 2018

Mothers Day OOTD

Hey everyone, 

Today's post is a Mothers Day OOTD. Since it was mothers day here in the UK on Sunday and I went out to celebrate with my mum, I thought I would show you all what I wore.

Top - Light Grey Pleated Panel High Neck Top: River Island

This is the top I wore for mothers day, I picked it up around a month ago in store as I wanted some nicer tops to wear when I go out. This is perfect I wore this semi dressy with ripped jeans but you could go all casual and wear it with normal jeans or go dressy and wear it with pants. I loved this stop it fitted well and really added to the outfit.

Pants - Topshop Black Joni Ripped jeans 

I adore my Topshop Joni Jeans so I thought it was about time I owned a black ripped pair. This helped make the outfit a bit more casual as where we went wasn't super dressy. It also looked super nice with the top.

Shoes - New Look Chelsea Boots

My favourite chelsea boots, I wear these with 99% of my outfits and I love them. It really does finish the outfit of nicely.

Coat - Burberry

This is my favourite coat for special occasions and when I want to tie a look together. Theres not much more that I can say apart from it being a staple in my collection.

Bag -  Micheal Kors Jet Set  Cross body Bag

Again a bag I wear with 99% of my outfits and one that I adore. It's the perfect size for going out for a meal or for a day trip as it can still fit the essentials in.

Jewellery - mixed collection. 

So for my jewellery I wore my newish Micheal Kors rose gold watch, My two Pandora rings, My Pandora Charm Bracelet and my Tiffany Charm Bracelet. I found these to be the perfect amount of jewerlly and I love being able to stack my two charm bracelets.

So there you have my OOTD for Mothers day, I hoped you enjoyed this post. I love putting outfits together and posting these kind of posts for you. Expect to see more of these as the weather get's warmer. 

Monday, 5 March 2018

Becca Apres Ski Glow Face Palette Review

Hey Everyone, 

Todays post is going to be a review of the Becca Apres Ski Glow Face Palette review. I have had this palette for just under three months and I have fell in love with it.
This palette was apart of the Becca Christmas Collection and it is such a great palette.

It contains three highlighters, two blushers and one bronzer. Two shades in this palette are new and exclusive to the palette and they are the shimmering skin perfecter pressed in Icicle and the mineral blush in Winter Berry. The rest of the shades are old shades from the Becca Range.

The rest of the shades are as follows: Rose Quartz shimmering skin perfecter pressed, Opal shimmering skin perfecter pressed, Blushed Copper Luminous Blush and Bronzed Bondi Sunlit Bronzer.

The size of the pans are relatively small in comparison to the full size's, these are 0.09oz and the full sizes are 0.28oz with regards to the highlighters, the blushers are 0.2oz full sized and the bronzer is 0.25oz. Now this doesn't bother me as I tend not to use up a full sized pan anyway but it may bother some so it's worth noting the difference in size.

The pigmentation of the shades is great and I find all bar the bronzer to be very wearable on my fair skin. I can use the bronzer but I have to be extremely careful with it as to not make it look muddy. I find this palette would work on a range of different skin tones. Becca actually has swatches of all the shades on three different skin tones from light to deep, they have also shown how to use the palette to create a look on both light and deeper skin tone thus highlighting it's versatility.

The shade selection in this palette is on point, Becca really did a great job. Winter Berry is a perfect shade to give you that flushed rosy cheeks look, while Blushed Copper is a gorgeous copper shade as the name suggests. Bronzed Bondi is a great warm bronze which is probably more suited to lighter to deep skin tones. The three highlighters are stunning Rose Quartz is a gorgeous pinky shade, Icicle is a stunning white which can reflect blue at times due to the sheen it has and finally Opal is a gorgeous nude highlight.

I find the shades in this palette to go on beautifully, they blend like a dream. I find the wear time fairly decent as well they last a good few hours on the skin.
Overall I find this to be a great palette very versatile. You can get a range of different looks from this palette and can even mix the highlighters if you want although I haven't tried it yet.
I find this to be a palette I can use not only in the Winter but can be used even in the spring and summer depending on the look I am going for.

I 100% recommend this product so if you are able to get your hands on it, I suggest you do so. I would love to know your thoughts on this palette?

Thanks For Reading,
Until Next Time,
Heathers World