Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Bloggers Beauty Tag.

Since I'm currently on holiday I thought I'd mix things up a bit and do a tag post instead of one  of my normal posts! So I googled some questions and these came up! Hope you all enjoy, thank you for reading! xo.

1. How many times do you wash your face daily?
Once in the morning and once at night with a face wash after I've cleansed and taken all my make up off!

2. What skin type do you have? (dry, oily or combination)
I have very oily skin, its a constant battle trying to find products that actually work for me! 

3. What is your current facial wash?
La Roche Posay Effeclar and Eucerin Dermo purifyer ranges. 

4. Do you exfoliate?
I do, every other day if I remember. 

5. What brand do you use?
I use the Eucerin Dermo purifyer Scrub. (I've done a review on this product on here so check that out if you're interested!)

6. What moisturiser do you use? 
I use the La Roche Posay Effeclar moisturiser, which is from the same range as my face wash.

7. Do you have freckles?
Not on my face, but I get them on my arms if I've been in the sun a long time. 

8. Do you use eye cream?
I don't, I possibly should but I don't really have any ideas about what makes a good eye cream and I'm really lazy about applying moisturisers and creams in general.

9. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I've always suffered with my skin since I was about 12, some months are better than others but my skin is far from perfect sadly.

10. Did you ever use ProActiv?
I haven't personally but I've read loads of comments online that it's meant to be really good. 

11.What foundation do you use?
I use No.7 beautifully matte foundation in the shade Calico. I really like and I'm hoping to do a full review on it in the future!

12. How about concealer?
I use No.7 match concealer and Collection lasting perfection in the shade cool medium 2, but it's a bit dark for my skin at the moment so it's definitely going to be my go to on holiday.

13. Do you know your undertone colour?
I haven't a clue a clue if I'm honest! 

14. What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love how some false eyelashes look on other people, but I haven't got the patience to apply them or mess about with them all the time!

15. Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
I'm sure my mascara says 6 months on the back? 

16. What brand of mascara do you use?
Maybelline. It's the rocket volume waterproof one and I love it! It's the best one I've tried. I also really like Benefits they're real one too!

17. Sephora or Mac?
Depends on what I want to buy. 

18. Do you have a MAC Pro-Card?
Nope, I don't.

19. What make-up tools do you use in make-up application?
I use make up brushes, a primark 'beauty blender' sponge and my fingers. 

20. Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
I just use my foundation as a base for my eyes and that's probably the worst thing you can do but so sorry!

21. For the face?
I do, I have two different ones I like to mix between and that's the benefit porefessional and the No.7 beautifully matte make up base for oily skin. I personally think they're both as good as each other!

22. What is your favourite eye shadow? (Colour or Shade)
I love any neutral shades; glittery, matte anything!

23. Do you use pencil or liquid eye-liner?
Pencil for my lower lash line and liquid for my top lash line.

24. How often do you poke your eyes with an eye liner pencil?
Way too many times to count. It's really embarrassing because I end up looking like I've been crying.

25. What do you think of pigment eye shadows?
Some of the colours are really pretty but I haven't got the patience to apply loose pigments I just make a mess.

26. Do you use mineral make-up?
I haven't but I'd love to try some of the bare minerals range. 

27. What is your favourite lipstick?
Anything that's a natural pinky shade.

28. How about lip gloss? 
Lip gloss isn't my favourite I don't like the texture on my lips. 

29. What is your favourite blush?
I haven't really got a favourite blush I just prefer pinky colours for the winter and more coral colours for the summer.

30. Do you buy make-up on e-bay?
I haven't I'm scared my skin would have a reaction to them. 

31. Do you like drug store make-up?
Yes, I like trying too many different things and it would be way too expensive to buy higher brands for everything.

32. Do you go to CCO's? (Cosmetic Company Outlets)
I haven't, is this an American thing? 

33. Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I've never actually thought about taking classes but I think it would be really fun to learn new techniques and how to do my make up better.

34. Are you clumsy in putting on make-up?
Yes, I tend to just rush and hope for the best. 

35. Name a make-up crime that you hate?
When someones foundation is too dark for their skin and they've got an orange outline all around their face. 

36. Do you like colourful shades of make-up (lipstick, eye shadow) or neutral tones?
Neutral tones definitely. I prefer natural make up looks!

37. Which celebrity always has great make-up?
I love Kendall Jenners make up it always looks so flawless, and who wouldn't want to look like her?

38. If you could leave the house with just ONE Make-up item, what would you use?
Foundation, so my skin tone would be even and it would cover any blemishes!

39. Could you ever leave the house without any make-up on?
The only make up I cant live without is foundation, other than that I could quite easily leave the house.

40. Do you think you look good even without any make-up on?
Not at all, my skin isn't the best and I have really big bags under my eyes, so they definitely need covering just to make me look alive haha!

41. In your opinion, what is the BEST make-up line?
I like all different make up lines and brands for different products, so I can't pick just one. 

42. What do you think of Make-up?
I love make up, I just wish I was better at applying it. 

Monday, 27 July 2015

15 things that make me happy.

Welcome back to my blog! Today I thought I'd do something different, I've been loving tags recently and I'd seem this type of thing on youtube, so I thought I'd try it in a blog form! Here is the 15 things that make me happy. 

1. Family - Without my family I wouldn't be the person I am today. I wouldn't have had the opportunities I've had or travelled to the places I've travelled. There's endless memories that I will never forget, and I'll forever be thankful for everything they've given me!

2. True friends - The family that you pick. People who don't necessarily have the same personality or beliefs as you, but who understand your needs and are there for you no matter what. They don't judge the stupid things you say, or the late night texts when you're crying your eyes out! The people I hope are always in my life no matter what gets thrown in our way.

3. Menorca - A place that I've travelled to every year since I was 13 months old. A place where memories have been made, friendships have been built and I've grown as a person. Without this place I would never have met some of the most important people in my life, or had the opportunities to build as many memories as I have.

4. Photos - Visual picture memories of my whole life. Each photo has a different memory that will always be stored in a photo. Possibly why I take photos everywhere I go.

5. Spontaneous adventures - Going on random trips and making memories that I'll never forget. Going places I never thought I would and doing things I never dreamt of, with friends and friends of friends. Generally just meeting new people along the way.

6. Achievements - GCSE's, A levels, passing my driving test, getting my first job, earning my own money, having responsibilities, getting into university the list goes on! I think it's really important to be proud of everything you achieve.

7.  Seeing other people being truly happy - Walking down the street and seeing random people with a huge smile on their face, not knowing what, why or who made them happy. Not knowing anything about them, but knowing by the expression on their face that at this moment and time they're truly happy.

8. Long car journeys - Looking out the window (when I'm a passenger of course) thinking about everything and of course imagine myself in some sort of music video. Everyone does this right?

9. Overcoming fears and obstacles - Some things aren't as scary as they first seem. Obstacles are sometimes positive because they make you realise how important something is in your life. Fear can also make things more exciting if you're trying something new that you've been avoiding for ages.

10. Buying other people presents - Just going around every shop trying to find the perfect present, wrapping it with all the ribbons and bows I can find and then giving to family and friends and seeing their reaction.

11. Bikinis - Everyone has one thing they love to buy themselves. Mine just happens to be bikinis, this is more of a seasonal thing but it's summer and right now I'm in my element buying them.

12. Clean sheets and freshly shaved legs - When clean sheets just aren't enough, these two combined feel amazing.

13. Opportunities - The ones that have been handed to me on a plate and the ones I've worked for. Even though I might appreciate the ones I've worked for more, the ones that have been handed to me are still amazing.

14. Health - Being able to do what I want, when I want without having to worry about any effects it might have on my health. Just being a healthy person who can eat what I want, do what I want and live life to the full.

15. Group messaging - so you can share conversations, plans and photos with multiple people in one place. Group chats are definitely good when planning things too because everyone you want is there and no one gets left out. Also inside jokes are usually formed. 

Thank you all for reading I hope you all enjoyed! Please leave me a comment below of the number one thing that makes you happy!
Michelle xo. 

Saturday, 25 July 2015

My Bikini Collection.

Welcome back to my blog! Possibly one of my favourite videos to watch on youtube are peoples bikini collections, so I thought today I would do my holiday bikini collection! This might seem a lot of bikinis for a holiday but I love buying bikinis and some of these are from last year! So lets get started. 

Gilly Hicks.

I purchased this bikini last year in the Gilly Hicks closing down sale. It's a lovely blue and purple butterfly print with slight hints of white and pink. Behind the print is also little Gilly Hicks logos. The bottoms are small to medium coverage but they are quite high when they are on. The have a slight ruffle all the way around that sits around the hips. The top has thin spaghetti cross over straps at the back and also has a ruffle the whole way around. Under the ruffle of the top is a lovely blue material that's the same colour as the lining of the bikini you can see in the picture.

Brakini- Winnie Miami mint.

My first bikini is this Brakini bikini in the style Winnie Miami mint! This is a neoprene bikini similar to the popular Triangl bikini but they are sold slightly cheaper. I've done a full review on this bikini that you can see here!.


The next bikini is this gorgeous blue and coral paisley print bikini from Primark. I love the detailing on this bikini, the bottoms have braided sides that stretches out to make little holes. The bottoms are medium coverage and are quite low rise. The back of the top has the same braided detailing that creates a cross back. 


This bikini is from New Look and photo really doesn't do the colours of this bikini justice! The print is a bright multicoloured aztec print with black detailing. The bottoms are tie sides and are quite full coverage. The top is a triangle style and at the top of the triangles there are two cut out triangles. This bikini doesn't have any clasps, it just ties so it's perfect if you can't fit a bikini that fits on both the cups and the band. 


I actually got this bikini as a bargain last year in the Topshop sale. It's a bright cobalt blue colour and the material is really textured. Because the bikini is a plain colour I like that the bottoms have a little ruffle along the front and the back. They also tie and the side and have medium coverage. The top is moulded so it fits perfectly and again it ties around the back and around the next. The top has a twisted detailing in the middle of both cups to add a little bit more detailing. 


Another Topshop bargain from last year is this bright coral bikini. The bottoms are basic brief style with a diamond shape on each hip, the have slightly less coverage at the back and are slightly lower than the tie side bikini bottoms that I have. The top is a bandeau style that ties in the back, and it has a V at the front which makes it look really flattering on if you have small boobs. It also has a removable strap around the neck.

H&M and Matalan.

Every year I like to take a black bikini, just to wear around the pool if I don't go to the beach one day because the chlorine can sometimes strip the colour from my coloured and patterned bikinis. I picked these two up from H&M and Matalan. I features the triangle style black bikini here if you want too see more information about it! 


My last two bikinis are these amazing Triangl bikinis. Again these are made from neoprene. The first on is in the style Farrah - Golden Fields and the second is the Poppy - Paradise Palms. I will have a full review on both these bikinis up at the beginning of next week so keep an eye out if you're interested in that! 

Thank you for reading, please leave me a comment below of your favourite holiday item to buy!
Michelle xo. 


Thursday, 23 July 2015

Sugar Crush Body Scrub Review!

Welcome back to my blog, today I thought I'd review one of my June favourites for you, that is the 'Sugar crush body scrub' by Soap & Glory! Soap & Glory is definitely my favourite body/skincare products on the market at the moment and I love every product I've tried from the range. So let's get started!

Sugar crush body scrub. 

First of all, I love the packaging of this product! As with all Soap & Glory products the packaging is amazing.  It's really summery with the bright pink and green accents all over the labels, I love the different fonts used and it's just really eye catching. I also like the little slogans that they include on the packaging for instance, "four times-even if you've ever been labelled 'old lizard legs'". It's just so original and quite funny. This product retails for £8.00, the tub is really big so you do get a lot of uses from it and it does last for ages. 

Sugar crush body scrub.

I actually received this product at Christmas time and I hadn't really used it until recently because it didn't really look the most pretty of products. I don't know really know why I was scared to use this product at first it's probably because it's has a brownish colour with black grains mixed throughout, but when I did use this product I had a pleasant surprise. The smell is amazing! It's really citrusy and the scent definitely stays on my skin for hours after I've used this product. It's just the perfect scent for summer! 

The actual product is really thick, when you apply it to your skin it does tend to clump together, it just takes some extra massaging to even it out. It has sea salt and brown sugar which really exfoliates your skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth. A small amount of this goes a long way! I use this in the shower twice a week or before shaving or waxing because I love how it leaves my skin feeling. 

Sugar crush body scrub. 

Overall I love how this product makes my skin feel! I use it all over my skin and I really have noticed a difference in my skin. I love the scent and it's just the perfect summer scrub! It's also only £8 and the tub is really big and lasts quite a long time. I'll definitely be purchasing the other products from this range as soon as I go to Boots because I'm in love with the scents!

If you have any suggestions of some body scrubs you think I might like, then please leave them in the comments below because I love trying new products. Thank you for reading! 
Michelle xo. 


Tuesday, 21 July 2015

50 Questions you've never been asked tag!

When I was reading through some blogs I found this on Professional Daydreamers blog and I really liked how random the questions were, so I thought I'd give it a go! I hope you all enjoy! Thank you for reading, Michelle xo. 

What's your favourite candle scent? 
- My favourite candle scent is actually a Christmas one from Yankee Candles and is the 'Snowflake Cookie'. It's really sweet and I wish they sold this all year round! 

What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?
- Kendall Jenner. Who wouldn't want to be part of the Kardashian/ Jenner family.

What male celebrity do you wish was your brother?
- Zac Efron maybe? 

How old do you think you'll be when you get married?
- I haven't really got an age in mind I just don't want to be too old or too young. 

Do you know a hoarder?
- I don't. 

Can you do a split?
- Definitely not, I'm so unflexible. 

How old were you when you learnt how to ride a bike?
-I think I was about 6 years old maybe! I was too scared to have both of the stabilisers off so I used to ride around with one still on! This was a really bad idea and when I went around a corner I fell off into a drain. 

How many oceans have you swam in?
- Two. 

How many countries have you been to?
- I've been to 6 different countries. The United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany, Poland and America.

Is anyone in your family in the army?
- No one in my family is now, but a lot of my uncles were in the Navy when I was little.

What would you name your daughter if you had one?
- There are a couple of girl names I like including; Emily, Alicia and Sophia. 

What would you name your son if you had one?
- Possibly Harry or George. 

What's the worst grade you got on a test?
- A 'U' in History, I was devastated and re did the paper a year later and ended up with a B.

What was your favourite TV show when you were a child?
- I loved the Simpson's and My Parents are Aliens. 

What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight?
- I used to dress up as a witch every year but one year my mum made me dress as a cat and as you can see from this picture I wasn't impressed. 

Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?
- I started reading Harry Potter but reading just isn't my thing so I probably read a couple of pages. I have them all though. I've never read or watched any of the Hunger Games or Twilight though.

Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent?
- I'm from the UK so I'll mix it up a little and go for an American accent. 

Did your mother go to college?
- She did. 

Are your grandparents still married?
- Yes, they are.

Have you ever taken karate lessons?
- I did Taekwondo for about three years and I have a blue belt so I was only 4 away from a black belt! 

Do you know who Kermit the frog is?
- Of course! Who doesn't?!

What's the first amusement park you've been to?
- It was probably Flambards in Cornwall when I was really young. 

What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in?
- I'd love to be able to speak Spanish fluently, it's such a pretty language. 

Do you spell the colour as grey or gray?
- Grey. 

Is your father bald?
- He is not. 

Do you know triplets?
- I don't know triplets but I know a lot of twins. 

Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?
- The Notebook. 

Have you ever had Indian food?
- I have, but I'm quite a picky eater so I only like some things. 

What's the name of your favourite restaurant?
- I don't really have a favourite restaurant?

Have you ever been to Olive Garden?
- I don't know what this is, so I'm going to go with no! 

Do you belong to any warehouse stores (Costco, BJ's, etc.)?
- This is an American question but I have loyalty cards for Boots, Tesco and Matalan if that counts? 

What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?
- I was going to be called Joel after my dads grandfather. 

If you have a nickname, what is it?
- I have loads of nicknames, my friends call me Shelly and Mich and then my parents and close family have other nicknames for me. 

Who's your favourite person in the world?
- I can pick just one person. 

Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs?
- A rural area because I could just explore and do anything I wanted to do. 

Can you whistle?
- Yes but not very well. 

Do you sleep with a nightlight?
- I don't but if I go on holiday I have to sleep listening to my ipod. 

Do you eat breakfast every morning?
- Yes, I can't do anything unless I've had food! 

Do you take any pills or medication daily?
- I take some vitamins during the winter because I always get ill. 

What medical conditions do you have?
- I have mild asthma but it's so mild I don't have to take any medication for it.

How many times have you been to the hospital?
- About 10 times maybe more?

Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?
- I have.

Where do you buy your jeans?
- Anywhere that I can find jeans to fit me, at the moment Topshop and Next are my favourite. 

What's the last compliment you got?
- A friends from work saying they liked my new bag. 

Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?
- I do, but if I don't write them down straight away I forget them. 

What flavour tea do you enjoy?
- I don't really drink tea, I prefer hot chocolate.

How many pairs of shoes do you currently own?
- Way too many, I have 12 pairs of converse so you can imagine how many in total there is. 

What religion will you raise your children to practise?
- I wouldn't pick a religion for them to practise I'd let them make the decision for themselves when they're old enough. 

How old were you when you found out that Santa wasn't real?
- Santa is real.. 

Why do you have a tumblr?
- I don't have a tumblr, I have an Instagram though. 

Sunday, 19 July 2015

TMI tag.

Welcome back to my blog! Todays post is a tmi tag, I hope you all enjoy! 

1: What are you wearing? Floral PJ shorts and light purple vest top.

2: Ever been in love? I loved people but never truly been in love. 

3: Ever had a terrible breakup? I've had breakups but they weren't terrible they were all mutual decisions that were for the best.

4: How tall are you? I'm 5 foot 4 inches. 

5: How much do you weigh? Just under 8 stone. 

6: Any tattoos? None, I'm terrified of needles and couldn't voluntarily put myself through the pain. Plus I'm so indecisive I would never be able to pick a design without regretting it the next day!

7: Any piercings? Yes, I have both ears lobes pierced twice. 

8: Favourite show? My current guilty pleasure is Dance Moms, I just love the drama.

9: Favourite bands? 
Anything really.

10: Something you miss? My grandparents, I was young when they passed away so I took for granted the time that I did spend with them.

11: Favourite song? 
At the moment it's James Bay - Let it go. 

12: How old are you? I'm 20 years old. 

13: Zodiac sign? I'm a taurus. 

14: Quality you look for in a partner? Someone who's confident but isn't cocky, funny but can take things seriously and someone who just respects my views and opinions.

15: Favourite Quote? "The moment you're about to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle is about to happen, don't give up" and "In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take". 

16: Favourite actor? 
I don't really have a favourite actor. 

17: Favourite colour? Pink and white, basically anything girly. 

18: Loud music or soft? Soft, I hate really loud music!

19: Where do you go when you’re sad? I love going to the beach so I can just think about everything and anything that's making me sad.

20: How long does it take you to shower? About 20 minutes in general but it can be shorter or longer depending on what my plans for the day are. 

21: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? It takes me longer to get out of bed than it does to get ready, if I'm in a rush and using minimal makeup and putting my hair in a bobble then 15/20 minutes but if I take my time about 1/2 hours. 

22: Ever been in a physical fight? No, and hopefully I never will be. I don't understand violence.

23: Turn on? Funny, can hold a conversation, confidence, honesty the list goes on. 

24: Turn off? Arrogance, being cocky, being over controlling and beards. 

25: The reason I joined (YouTube) started a blog?  
I wanted to try something new, something that could be my hobby! I didn't realise how much I would love it though!

26: Fears? Spiders, anything to do with sick and being alone. 

27: Last thing that made you cry? Being ill just before I go on holiday.

28: Last time you said you loved someone? 
Today, joking with friends.

29: Meaning behind your YouTube blog name? 
I wanted this blog to be quite annonomys so I went with reviewswithmichelle and simplymichelle, because I couldn't really think of anything at the time.

30: Last book you read? 
The fault in our stars, and I cried like a baby.

31: The book you’re currently reading? 
I'm not currently reading anything. 

32: Last show you watched? 

33: Last person you talked to? 
My dad. 

34: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? 
Best friends.

35: Favourite food? 
Sweetcorn and peas.

36: Place you want to visit? Bora Bora, Thailand everywhere I'd love travel everywhere!

37: Last place you were? 
Tescos getting some last minute holiday things.

38: Do you have a crush? 
Not at the moment.

39: Last time you kissed someone? 
I kissed my mum on the cheek yesterday if that counts?

40: Last time you were insulted? 
I get insulted everyday when my parents and friends joke around.

41: Favourite flavour of sweet? 
Strawberry or raspberry. 

42: What instruments do you play? 
I used to play the flute but I was awful at it so I stopped having lessons when I was 13.

43: Favourite piece of jewellery? 
Thomas Sabo bracelet.

44: Last sport you played? 
Running and swimming was the last sports I've done in general.

45: Last song you sang? 
James Bay - Let it go. 

46: Favourite chat up line? 
"You remind me of a chapstick cause you da balm.

47: Have you ever used it? 
Definitely not.

48: Last time you hung out with anyone? 
Last weekend.

49: Who should answer these questions next? Everyone and anyone who wants to answer these questions.

Thank you for reading! 
Michelle xo.