Saturday, 30 July 2016

Summer Primark Haul

Today I finally visited Primark, its been a long time coming!

Mainly to get a few bits for my holiday, however this was a massive fail, I have a few things, but not much haha! I'm terrible for buying winter clothes in summer.

Enjoy!



































Lotsa Love, Sophxo


Wednesday, 27 July 2016

My FAVOURITE Lush Bath


 I now find it impossible to have a bath without a Lush product. I love Lush so much, that I basically own the majority of the store, and it all lives in my bedroom.

I think it's safe to say I've tried every single bath bomb from Lush, but my most favourite has be Twilight. This one is perfect to use of an evening due to the fact it's main ingredient is lavender, which has been proven to help you sleep! I wouldn't say it's too overpowering, if I'm completely honest I cannot stand lavender, but mixed with Ylang Ylang oil, it's really not strong at all, and smells very sweet. :)
  My other favourite product is the comforter bubble bar, when I found out Lush had a comforter shower cream I was literally ecstatic haha. It's my favourite scent ever, I used this (obviously) as a shower cream in the bath, but I also poured a bit on my hand and ran it under the tap, I just love the smell to much, and it also made a few bubbles as well, Im guessing the more you put in, the more bubbles are created. I just love this combo, I think they compliment each other perfectly. 




Whats your all time favourite bath bomb or combination from Lush?


Lotsa Love,
Sophxo


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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Instagram: Life In Pictures.




Instagram is still my absolute favourite form of social media, so much so I'm basically on it all the time. Oopsie, not even sorry. Ive included a few of my recent posts, to share them with you and possibly explain each one, as I don't really put a caption on the old Insta.

Enjoy!

This was when I pretended I picked these myself, definitely didn't.
Favourite blush, I still haven't used this yet, it's far too pretty!

My favourite phone case I own, completely heart eyed over it!

Crazy that it's school leavers time already. I look after children of a nursery age, one little boy gave us this as a gift, and it's the nicest thing we've ever received. Cried my eyes out.

I got my nails done! I never ever treat myself to anything, so I thought it was about time!

I bought this bracelet for a friend, she's a Youtuber so I thought the camera was pretty relevant haha. We finally got around to seeing each other this month, and I bloody adore her! ps.. go and subscribe to her; Fabulous Hannah

My Kylie Lipkit FINALLY arrived, it felt like I waited a bloody life time. See previous post to hear all about my indifferent opinion on it; Kylie Lip Kit Review



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Lotsa Love,
Sophxo


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Monday, 25 July 2016

"BUT YOU ALWAYS SEEM SO HAPPY SOPH?"



Yeah, that I do.


Not sure where Im going with this post, just need to get it out my system. 

Friday just gone, my friends from work and me headed down the pub like we normally do to have a chin wag over a vodka and coke or two, 6 if you're me. We do this every Friday for 2 hours, to chat about how the week went, if we have anything bothering us, the usual really. Every time we've been I've had so much in my head that I wanted to talk about but for some reason I never did, I kept quiet and listened to everyone else's moans and groans. In fact the last time, I did just that and got completely wasted, which helped actually haha. 

I used to be the type of person who is so open about everything, to a degree I still am really, but with personal problems especially I'm so uptight and won't express how I'm feeling to anyone, I think what I've been through in the past family wise has made me this way. People normally describe me as being a bit of a class clown, my little clan of friends have told me that anyway, I'm always making people laugh and smiling. Which is quite lovely to be thought of in that way, isn't it :)

Truth is I'm actually feeling really, really shit. I have been for a while, and I finally got everything out of my system the Friday just gone. Once I did, everyone looked at me completely shocked, not knowing what to say because the person who is usually really happy and smiley just let them into what is a really shit situation. I don't think they really had much of an idea about it, I mean they knew vaguely, but not fully. My friend just looked at me and said, "oh my god, I cannot believe all this has been going around in your head and you've been so smiley and happy at work, I mean I knew stuff was happening at home, but I had no idea, you'd never have guessed"

To put it bluntly, a year ago my mum and step dad, he's been in my life since I was 18 months, split up. He left her, we had to sell the house. Saying goodbye to that house was really, really hard. Mum and me were left to find somewhere to live, everywhere was too expensive to rent, we couldn't afford anywhere, and we have a dog so that made it even harder. So we decided to move into the house we rent out to people, we used to live in this house as a family years ago so that was difficult moving back into there. 

Mum didn't cope well, but lots of meetings and appointments later she's better, she met someone new- in literally no time at all. Id barely gotten used to moving away from my family, let alone letting a new man in. Im still not ok with it, not yet.

Now, my step dad has decided he wants to sell the house we're living in, as I speak there's currently a family looking around my home, right now. That in itself is difficult. Whats more difficult though, is; remember when I said we couldn't afford anywhere else? we'd only moved in here because my step dad made it cheap so we could afford it. Now we're back in that shit situation, without an option this time though.

So here I am, waiting for the phone to ring to tell me the house has sold, waiting to have to pack up all my shit, without anywhere to go because there is NOTHING on the market in my area, if there is, it doesn't accept pets and it's a ridiculous amount of money. 

I feel like such a dickhead when I moan or get upset about it, because there's people much worse off than me in the world and I should be thankful that I have somewhere to call home for now. I dunno. It just really struck a cord with me, that as soon as I got it all out, and my friends knew what was really happening, I did feel better, but not much.

That also explains the lack of posts recently, I don't have the motivation anymore. But I am trying.

I didn't write this to receive sympathy, for people to feel sorry for me. I dunno why I wrote it to be honest, but this is what my blog was always here for, to rant about things, document things, maybe Ill look back on this post when I'm maybe living somewhere new, and chuckle at how silly I was being.

Hopefully.



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Kylie Lip Kit; CANDY K





It feels like I have been waiting for this lip kit for months. I wasn't, but I was so excited for it, it literally felt like an age haha. But honestly, I feel like it's just a novelty, which will definitely ware off given a few months. 

Before ordering, all I knew about the lip kits were the colours. That was it. I didn't know where or how they were made, how much thought had gone into each one, the quality, or how they felt on, nothing. I just knew I wanted to try one, it's like when you buy something just because of the designer label isn't it? I guess you could say I bought CANDY K because I'd seen a lot of pictures, and because Kylie created it. 

When I looked on the website I half expected to see all of the kits sold out, but surprisingly there was loads, I think I just looked at a good time and got lucky. I popped it in my basket and proceeded to checkout, paid for it etcetc, and waited for the conformation email, which I received almost instantly. The shipping email came a few days later, I wasn't too phased about this as I guessed the company would be in high demand so it'd take a little while to get the ball rolling. It took about 3 weeks to arrive, when it did, I was greeted with that lovely card popped through my letter box, "your package is at your local post office due to a customs fee" fabulous. 

It was £11.80, 11 pound fucking 80! I don't know much about customs charges as Ive never had one before but jeeeeeesus christ I thought this was pretty pricey for what it was really?!





Anyway, I tried it out straight away, the first thing I noticed was the lip liner is super soft and creamy, and didn't drag my lips at all. But because of this, it wears down really quickly, much quicker than any other lip liner I own, the picture above was after 2 uses & no sharpening. Although id much rather a good quality lip liner that wears down quickly, than a shitty one that looks terrible, right? 

When applying the kit, I start with the lip liner, lining the outline of my lips, this is much harder than it looks, but I say this every time haha. I fill in more than needed, as I find this helps the actual lipstick last a little longer. 

Can we also talk about how amazing the lipstick smells, oh golly its like strawberry milkshake, good move, Kylie. It was pretty easy to apply, the lip liner definitely makes the application much easier, and look better in my opinion. 




It's a lot pinker than I expected it to be, on different skin tones I've noticed it's a lot more brown, but on me it's a very dark pink, which I think comes across quite well in the photos. Completely different to the colour on the side of the box though, it's definitely not dark purple. I can't really complain though, as I do love the colour a lot.
I wore it from 9oclock in the morning, until 4oclock in the afternoon. I didn't eat anything messy, drank through a straw, and didn't touch it all day, and surprisingly it lasted really well, it was mainly the corners that started rubbing away, but after 7 hours I can't be too surprised. 

However..

It felt horrible. It was so so dry, I felt like I wanted to lick my lips every 2 seconds. I don't know if anyone else feels the same when wearing these, but I couldn't wait to rub it off and put lip balm on. (I will say I put lip balm on every night, and I had some on before applying the lip kit, and rubbing it off). So it wasn't because my lips were dry, this kit just made them that way.






I think overall; I love the colour, I love the idea of a matte liquid lipstick, as the application is more precise and clean, but if I had to buy another, I would probably look for a cheaper alternative. Like I said earlier I think with the lip kits, it's more of a novelty than a brilliant product. Don't get me wrong, It's good, but for the price, and also customs, I don't really think it's worth it. When, lets be honest, I could've probably picked up a pretty good dupe on the high street. 


Have you tried any of the lip kits? Do you have the same opinion?
Let me know, If I'm the only one, I might consider trying a different one in the future.



Lotsa Love, 
Soph xo

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

The Best Strawberries







How many pictures can I take of fruit? A lot, apparently.

Yesterday my bestie Mac, and myself ventured all the way to Cheddar, I say all the way, it was probably a 30 minute drive haha! To find the perfect summer strawberries, and that we did! Cheddar strawberries are known for being the best of the best where we live. 

The plan originally was to pick our own, but we found a little shack you could call it, at the side of the road selling plants and fruit, we thought this was probably a better option; and it really was as these are definitely a million times better than anything I could ever pick haha.

We bought them from a small, I assume, family run business, they grow their own fruit, veg, and plants to sell on to passers by, they seemed to be doing really well considering it was a pretty rural location, but that's Somerset for you. 

I documented the whole strawberry picking fail over on my Youtube channel, this is probably my most favourite video I've made to date. Which should be up in a few hours!


Enjoy!

Lotsa Love, 
Soph xo

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Saturday, 16 July 2016

The Perfect Summer Playsuit


Que the prettiest playsuit I own..

How bloody pretty is it though? The cut out shoulders, the detail, oh golly I just LOVE it.

I was lucky enough to be contacted by the lovely people at Boutique of Molly to discuss working along side them. I am SO glad I said yes because the quality of the playsuit I received is insane, and I absolutely love it. 








The detail on the stomach area and the back is so pretty, it kind of reminds me of a doily, haha! I wasn't sure how I would feel about the straps, but honestly as soon as I put it on I was in love with it, as the way the straps sit and the arms, is so different to anything else I own, it feels very bohemian. I was also surprised to find it has pockets, an extra bonus as anything with pockets is super handy.

The play suit I ordered is a size 8, I will say it doesn't stretch too well so if you're unsure of sizing I was advise going one size up. 

The delivery was super quick, and it came in a pretty pink package; rather than your average boring grey hehe! I'm now waiting for my holiday to quickly come around so I can show it off in Mexico!

If you're interested in ordering a playsuit for yourself, this particular one is called a "Amy" playsuit, I love that they all have their own individual names. 

You can find the Amy playsuit HERE, for just £34.95!

Sophxo
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