Tuesday, 26 February 2013


Just under three weeks ago I went to Washington DC with the school for an A Level History trip for 8 days. The whole journey itself (including the bus, taxi and plane flight) was about 22 hours so it was quite exhausting. For the 7ish days we were properly there, we spent 5 days doing museum and historical visits, such as the White House, Natural History museum and Holocaust Museum. It did start to get boring by the end...

The shopping day was what I was looking forward to the most, but I must admit is was very disappointing. I didn't find any shops that I liked expect for a makeup store. From there I bought about $55 worth of Mac Makeup: Studio sculpt foundation, bronzer, concealer and lipgloss - I bought so much for so little money. All of that would have cost me about £30 here which is absolutely AMAZING! I was so buzzing with my buys.

However, I did get to go shopping on the last full day in Chinatown. There was an urban outfitters, american apparel, forever 21, H&M, Zara etc. I spend $150 in American Apparel, but that was my main aim of the trip to spend lots of money in there! I bought a crop top, dress, denim sleeveless shirt and cami top. It was cheaper in America so I took full advantage of that.

To sum the trip it up I found quite a lot of the museums fairly average and the shopping was bbrilliant in Chinatown and the little makeup store. Of course I absolutely LOVED the food, it was to die for. I literally was full all the time but I couldn't resist eating all the time as it all looked so good. Although their food is mostly quite crappy, it was mint for the week we were there.

Saturday, 16 February 2013



As a Christmas present, my brother and his girlfriend subscribed me to having a Glossy Box! I had one last month but was too busy to post about it; I was away in Washington for 8 days (my next post) and got back to recieve a wonderful delivery yesterday!

This month, my box was a gorgeous pink box that looked very girly! Inside it had lovely pink tissue paper and shreddings. I opened it up to see 5 great products. I have tried any of them except for the cream, I haven't even eaten the lolly yet.

♥ The cream smelt like strawberries which was absolutely delicious, I just wanted to eat it! I put it all over my face and neck and it felt great on the skin! (The photo shows the thickness and colour of it)

♥  I had a perfume tester in there which was Narciso Rodriguez. You can buy it from House of Fraser for £23 which is incredibly cheap (30ml). It is a sweet floral smell which is very unique and doesn't go unnoticed.  I think it is a classy perfume which can be worn at any time.. It is really gorgeous!

♥ I haven't tried the Me Me Me skin illuminator yet but I was so pleased to see this! I have wanted an item like this for ages since my Benefit High Beam one ran out. Wearing makeup like this looks beautiful on your face as it really catches the light in the sun and makeups your skin look radiant. On the leaflet it said to either wear it on your cheekbones or mix it into your foundation - I think the foundation idea is brilliant as I want my whole face to look dewy and glowing!

♥ There was a Helen E lipstick in the colour pink, but I haven't tried it yet so cannot judge. So far I think the shade is quite nice as I really like and want more of pink lipsticks. It isn't a bright pink, but a subtle peachy colour.

♥ Lastly there was a Macabella Mineral Blush Powder - I have never heard of this brand before so I am quite eager to see whether it is any good. It looks like a glittery pinky colour. It looks really natural and glowing so I cannot wait to apply it to my face!

This month was quite pleased with the Glossy Box products, however the perfume tester was disappointing as I could only get about three sprays from it. My favourite is the Me Me Me skin illuminator, and it is only £5.50 if I want to re-purchase so its really cheap!

What did you think of February's Glossy Box?