Friday, 30 January 2015

Collective Haul: I Spent Too Much...

So sometimes I like to shop and I like to have huge blow-outs and spend quite a bit of money. I got my last order through yesterday and thought I would put together a nice little post for everyone to show you all my purchases. Although to some people this might not seem like a lot of stuff at all so no judgies:D 

The first place I went shopping was Simply Be, literally one of my favourite clothes shops in the WORLD!! (was that enough emphasis there haha) Seriously, there clothes are just perf and there is always something I like every time I go in! My first purchase from SimplyBe was these buckle boots. I have wanted a pair of these boots for so long and I spotted them on sale and just had to buy them. They are real leather with the gold hardware buckle and cut out and they also have a nice wedged heel on them. They are currently £55.00 on the SimplyBe website, but I got them for £45.00 I think:)

My next purchase from SimplyBe was this boyfriend/varsity shirt in Black and White. As soon as I saw this I just knew I had to have it, as it is a shirt that will go with literally everything (to a degree). It looks huge on this photograph and that's because it is haha, I went a few sizes up so it would be slightly baggy:) SimplyBe have a lot of boyfriend/varsity shirts at the minute, so if you are a fan I suggest you check them out:D

Next up is a purchase that I'm still not completely sure about. I really love the style on these leggings, but I also know that I only bought them because they were on clearance and they weren't stocking them again. So I didn't want to miss out. But maybe I can make them work. 
I also bought an Acidwash Denim Jacket and a pair of Black Angle Grazers, but they only arrived tonight and stupid me forgot to get photographs of them. But I'm sure if you follow me on social media you will see them at some point. 

The next place I went shopping was ASOS, where I bought this amazing clutch bag, which is perfect for nights out when I don't really want to carry a proper handbag with me. I have had my eye on this clutch for so long and when they reduced it in the sale, it just gave me the last little push I needed to buy it! 

The second thing I purchased from ASOS was this blue, white and pink chequered scarf, which I have instantly fallen in love with. It is so soft and it's also really long, so it keeps you realllly warm. I just literally love it to be honest. 

Next I went out on a whim and ordered this cute little ring holder from Urban Outfitters, because I really wanted a ring holder so I know that all my rings are in one place and won't get lost. Plus this cute little guy goes really well with the décor in my bedroom, so I thought yeah why not!! 

Next up I have a rather large beauty haul, which was from lots of random shops, so I won't ramble too much here, otherwise the blog post will be farrrrr too long. The first beauty product I purchased was the Daniel Sandler Brow Filler Angled Brush. 
House of Holland Ghetto Gold and Ombre Ombre Nails

MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red

Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 01

The Seventeen Brow's That Brow Kit

The Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad in 555 Moonlit

The Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara in Noir

The Max Factor Crème Puff Pressed Powder in 81 Truly Fair

The Mary - Lou Manizer from The Balm 

The Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit

Benefit Ooh La Lift Instant Under Eye Brightening Boost

So that is my rather large haul done and hopefully I will see you guys again soon with another blog post and maybe another haul soon as well!! 
Ciao, Maddie xoxo

Thursday, 22 January 2015

The Beauty Blogger Tag!

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
My hair is naturally extremely curly, so much so that most of the time I wear it up to avoid the hassle:D

2. What is your natural hair colour?
Dark brown.

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I dye my own hair:)

4. How often do you wash your hair?
Usually around 3 times a week otherwise it gets supppper greasy:(

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?
At work I have a uniform, so I'm limited on what I can do, but when I'm not in work my style is different every single day. I hate the same old thing it just gets so boring.

6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
Depends. If I want a really pamper I go to a salon, but usually I do it myself, it's cheaper.

7. How often to you change your nail polish?
Whenever it starts to chip.

8. Do you polish your toes in the winter, too or just in the summer?
Nope, only in Summer when I'm wearing sandals. It's too much effort in Winter to be honest.

9. How long does it take to put on your makeup?
Depends. If I am going to work it takes about half an hour, but if I'm going out or if I'm off work, it can take between 1-2 hours haha.

10. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
Face. Always. 

11. Do you "collect" makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I have an insane collection. I'm definitely a collector.

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
Usually only when I'm going out at night or for a meal or something like that. 

13. Do you do a full face of makeup every day?
No. Sometimes it's just the basic things like concealer, powder, foundation and mascara.  

14. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone (or with family)?
Not usually. 

15. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yes, but not often. Usually only when I'm ill.

16. How many high end products do you have?
I mainly use drugstore, but my high end consists of brands such as theBalm, Urban Decay, MAC, Chanel, YSL and Bobbi Brown,

17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
Once a week, at least. Depending how badly I have been breaking out.

18. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?
It depends on how lazy I am the night before....

19. How often do you change your handbag?
I have a lot of handbags, but all for different things. Like a clutch for going out at night, or a few smaller bags for day trips and a few bigger bags for luggage, work etc. 

20. What time do you get up & go to sleep?
What time I go to sleep is always changing to be fair, but I'm pretty much always up by 7.

21. How often & when do you workout?
HAHAHAHAH... Pretty much not at all. It's bad, but I just don't.

22. Left-handed or Right-handed?

23. How tall are you?

24. Do you speak a foreign language?
Yes, French.

25. How many pets do you have?
I have a dog called Buttons, a cat called Felix and a rabbit called Roscoe:)

26. How often are you on Blogger?
I wish I could get on it more often to be honest, I always check it for comments etc, but I wish I had time to write more blog posts, but because of work, it's really hard. 
27. Do you read the comments posted blogs?

28. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
If someone has a really good review about a certain product, I will note it down.

29. How did you come up with your blog name?
Haven't got a clue to be honest. I like to call people Darling, so MaddieDarlingg seemed appropriate and a little bit different, so I thought yeah why not. 

30. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?
Canon PowerShot SX510 12MP Bridge Camera.

31. How often do you clean your house? (Daily, weekly, other)
Daily, either after of before work depending on my shift. 

32. What is your favourite colour?
Baby Blue.

33. What is your favorite beauty/fashion magazine?
I don't really read any to be honest... 

34. Do you swear?
Yes.. quite a lot...

35. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Well, since it is now 22:17, I will probably listen to some music, and then sleep so I am fresh for work tomorrow:)

I tag any blogger who reads this, that hasn't already done this tag:)

Ciao guys, see you all in my next post, it was kind of a quick post today, but I will be writing a haul post sometime next week as I have been doing a crazy amount of shopping... oops:) 
Maddie xoxo

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

My Morning Skincare Routine+Products!

Hey Guys, today I am doing my Skincare routine, because I am really happy with it at the minute as I have bought quite a lot of new products over December. I have included three cleansers in this post, as I do tend to switch them out quite often and therefore I use all three quite a lot. So let's get down to business:)

The first step in my Skincare Routine is to wash my hands, which might seem a little strange, but the thought of washing my face whilst my hands are full of bacteria is such a no no! You don't want to skip this step as you don't want to transfer bacteria from your hands to your face, as this makes it more likely that you will break out. 

The second step in my Morning Skincare Routine is to wash/cleanse my skin. The first product I use for this is the Simple Skincare moisturising facial wash, which I usually use when my skin is breaking out and is feeling quite sensitive. I love Simple products and they always make my skin feel extremely clean and fresh. You rock, Simple:) Occasionally when my skin is feeling very dirty, I use the Garnier PureActive 3 in 1 wash, scrub and mask however I usually save this for my evening routine as I don't like to be too harsh to my skin in the morning. My most frequently used cleanser however is the Burt's Bees' Intense Hydration cream cleanser. I love this product so so much and it has only recently become a staple of mine. Since I started using it last month I have noticed such a difference in my skin, less breakouts, less redness etc. It is also quite inexpensive and for the amount you pay you get A LOT of product! I also use the Soap and Glory Facial Brush to apply my cleanser as it is a lot more sanitary than using my hands. 

The next step in my morning skincare routine is toner, my favourite at the minute being the Simple Soothing Facial Toner (as you can tell there is a bit of a ''Simple theme'' going on here) I love this toner because it never fails to make my skin feel healthy and refreshed.

After cleansing my skin I like to spray on my Evian Facial Spray, which I purchased on a whim a few weeks ago. I haven't really noticed much of a difference from using this yet, but I will keep you updated. 

Next up is a bigggg necessity and that is moisturiser. My favourite current moisturiser is the Simple hydrating light moisturiser. Although it is winter and most people use heavy moisturiser's because it's not very warm outside, however I prefer light moisturiser all year round, so this ones perfect for me. 

Finally, I occasionally use my Soap and Glory Eye Cream and my Avon Instant Spot Treatment, depending whether I need it or not (which to be honest I usually do). 

Anyway, I hope you all had a Happy New Year and are enjoying 2015! Currently, I'm not particularly enjoying it, as I have a bugger of a cold/flu. I am currently writing/typing this blog post with a steaming hot Vimto to make myself feel better! 

Hope you enjoyed reading this blog post guys...
See you next time!
Maddie xoxo