M.E. Awareness Day 2014 #May12BlogBomb

I identify as a lot of things. A female. A dog lover. A beauty addict. Somebody who prefers chocolate ice cream over vanilla, obviously. But I also identify as a sufferer of a really shitty condition called M.E.

Olympics 2012, roughly 6 months after I became ill. I remember being so mortified having to use the assisted mobility trolley, being stared at by all these people as we rode by. My Dad had to keep explaining to the people what was wrong with me so they would let me on. It was horrible.

Skincare Sunday: The Body Shop Haul

There's nothing more exciting than buying new skincare. I'm not one to dabble in new things - once I find something I like, I'm a little bit loathed to switch it up. But at the same time, I've wanted to expand my skincare routine by adding things like serums and oils in. The Body Shop online has free shipping for £25, and my order arrived five days later (thanks, bank holiday weekend...).

Skincare Sunday: Yes To Grapefruit Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream

The Yes to Grapefruit line was something I first came across on holiday to Arizona last year. I had heard several American Youtubers talking about it (along with its sister lines), but it wasn't available in the UK until recently.

The Liner Lineup: Eyeko Skinny Liner

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner - £12, Eyeko
So. I hate liquid liner. I hate putting it on, I hate how it ends up smeared all over my eyes, and I hate how difficult it is to find the perfect one. I love how it looks, but I have always wondered whether it was worth the fuss. I've tried gel liner. Admittedly, it was considerably easier to apply, but with my oily eyelid issues, it ended up on my brow bone within a couple of hours, even if I set it with a black powder.

I am determined to hunt down the perfect liquid liner, even if it kills me.

The New Thing: Sleek Blush x 3 Palette in Pink Lemonade

So I'm not a blush girl. Sure, it's an essential step to make sure your face couldn't have come straight from a store mannequin or a cadaver (I think you get the jist), but I don't have a vast collection of different shades. I'm a pretty universal, not-too-in-your-face pink kind of girl.

Sleek Blush x 3 Palette in 'Pink Lemonade' - £9.99, Superdrug

Rate It or Hate It #2: Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation

The Contender

Urban Decay's Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
(Can I dock it points for its ridiculously long name?)

The Secret To Seche Vite

I'll let you into a little secret. I first bought Seche Vite last December, and up until the middle of this month I thoroughly detested it. Why didn't I buy a different top coat? Who knows - probably a combination of my tenacity and my miser-y ways, but I've persevered.

And let me tell you, it's paid off. I now possess the secret of Seche Vite.

Four day nails with Seche Vite - no chips whatsoever. The colour is nail inc's Elizabeth Street.

Rate It or Hate It #1: NYX Above & Beyond Concealer

Hey guys!

I apologise for neglecting the blog. *Taps self on wrist*. My summer's been super busy, and I haven't really had the time or motivation to sit down and write a blog post. But I've been trying out several new products I got whilst on holiday in Arizona in July, and thus I am venturing more into the world of USA-exclusive products... or at least really hard to find in England ones!

I have the first Rate It or Hate It post for you today. A quick rundown of my opinions on a product, as concisely as possible, so hopefully it won't be as rambly as usual.

The contender 

NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Yellow.