Sunday, 14 September 2014

15 Minute Detox Mask

                  Pure Pores 15 minute detox mask 50ml Along Came Betty Range - Tesco

I loved using this mask it was easy to apply on the skin and smells wonderful. It smells amaaaazing!. It left my skin feeling soft, fresh and glowing. The tub goes a long way for its price of £3.66 so a bargain if you buy individual sachets and use a face mask on a regular basis. Also the packaging is super cute!. I use this when i have had a very busy day or week and have not stuck to my usual skincare routine for that time so that my skin feels healthy and fresh after.

I really recommend to try it if you use face masks as your skin care routine or just love those girly pamper nights!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

PRIMARK - Hask Argan Oil

Hask Argan Oil - PRIMARK

This Argan oil is amazing. The bottle is 18ml and cost only £2.50 it is one of my favorite . I have been putting this on my hair when its wet and you can also use it when your hair is dry. Only using a coin size amount which is enough. After using this for a couple of times i could really tell the difference and was really surprised with the results so silky and smooth. Many Argan oils are quite pricey and i really think that this does as good of a job for its price and also its a good size even to use on your travels.

Hask Argan oil - Primark - £2.50

Losing Weight, What About Gaining Weight?

People love to discover the newest methods and diets to loose weight, but what about other who have a struggle being a healthy weight. I understand that all people are different and can be unhappy with themselves however they look. But is there really any help for people trying to gain weight.

So this is my story …
 Me at nearly 9 stone

me at 7.5 stone

At the age of 17-18 i was happy with life i was at six form and was very happy with the weight i was. I was 8.5 stone and leading to be 9 stone. I felt very good, my clothes were a perfect fit for me wearing a size 8 to 10 and overall this made me have a healthier life style. 

Once i hit 19 things changed. I had started my art foundation course before i was planning to go to uni. My grandad became very ill at that time. He was a massive part of my life and a father figure as i lived with my mum sis and nan and grandad. He was with me everyday and was a wonderful support for what i was doing with my life. I had also started a part time job at that time and became very worn down balancing work, education and my family.

Just before my university start in september was when my grandad past away. This was when things became very bad for me. My weight dropped dramatically a i was under 7.5 stone. Everything looked terrible on me and size 6 wouldn't even fit great!. My skin also felt the damage. The doctors said i was ok. But i wasn't i felt so unhealthy and was tired all the time. Most of the time i slept. This was all combined with my stress of uni. Since my unexpected weight loss i have had problems with my arms the doctors did NOTHING! they only offer nutritionist on rare cases! My weight loss was down to a range of stresses.

Through out uni i have been battling to put on weight it would go up and down. I decided to try and eat more with my 3 main meals a day, that didn't work. Tried eating very unhealthy fatty foods, that didn't work. Then i decided to eat more and often. So five times a day i would eat something this really helped me. I could see my weight improve very slowly. I began to focus more on my future and my design work and this helped me forget about negativity.

Now i am happy to say that i have finished my course with a 2:1 and am just slowly reaching back to 8.5 stone. The best advice i can give is to push for help, talk to your loved ones and don't over work yourself trying to eat to much it will make you feel worse!
Everyone used to tell me that i was lucky and how they would love to be my size but always remember everyone is different and will have things that they don't like about themselves.


If anyone has any questions id be happy to help comment, email me at or tweet me @printsandpretty or let me know your views.

Sunday, 7 September 2014


Colours: Marshmallow (left) Bubble Gum (right)

Firstly sorry about the state of my blushers! I'm sooo messy!

These MUA blushers are amazing! The colours, the price and the amount that you get really is good. Bubble Gum is my favourite colour and have been using this a long time with my everyday make up and also for some special occasions.

Marshmallow i think for me is one of those colours that looks bright on my skin tone. I only use this on rare occasions on a night out. I would only use a small amount of this on my cheeks as the colour for me comes out strong and quite bold for me.

I was very impressed with the pigmentation of the blushers for the price they were selling at. I decided to buy these after me buying a range of the MUA £1 lipsticks as i wanted to experiment with a range of different colours and after trying these i was very excited that i had found make up which not only was so affordable but really worked well with my skin. I really recommend the Make Up Academy and its products. 
I will be reviewing my MUA lipsticks soon as the range of colours are lovely.

Heres the link to check out all of there products -

Has anyone else got any MUA favourites?