Wednesday, 20 February 2013

My 2012 Wakestock Experience!

This is going to be about my wakestock experience!  For those of you who don't know, Wakestock is a music festival in Cardigan Bay, North Wales which is usually held around the 6th, 7th and 8th July! Although this year it's being held a week or so later.
Tickets are going on sale again, so I thought it was about time I did a review-type-thing of what my experience of it was last year!
In the schools around my area, its kind of a tradition to go the Summer you have left school. 

There was only around 7 of us in our little group going, but we knew loads of other people from other groups going too.  
So obviously, I will start from the beginning! 
The first night, well, it was interesting. Interesting to say the least. Alot of weird things happened, which I won't go into now, because I don't want to bore you, but it wasn't the best night!
  Then at around 5am was awakened by Azalea being sick in my handbag because she drank too much.  So that was nice and as I'm sure you can imagine, I was really impressed with her.

Unfortunately for us, mother nature decided she wasn't going to play ball, so it rained, alot. 
Infact, it rained this much:

Now, I'm sure you can imagine how this much rain, a very large field and lots of tents wouldn't mix together very well.  I don't even want to remember that morning waking up and hearing Bebee say "Have I pissed myself, or has the tent flooded?" Whatever the answer to that question was, it wasn't going to be very nice, was it!
Anyway, after much debate we decided to abandon our tents, drag our ridiculously over-packed, ten tonne bags through miles of shin-deep mud to our dear old Olivia's caravan a few fields away. Here is that morning in pictures:

Me and Azalea for some unbeknownst reason decided to swap coats, it was absolutely freezing cold and pouring with rain, we just tried to grab as much stuff as we could and get to the caravan. 

This was the day after when we went back to see our tent, this is how we found it... and yes, that is mud on the INSIDE. You get the picture now ahaha
This was the mud! So horrible! 
This is Olivia, Azalea and me, just as we got in the caravan, we were all absolutely soaking, look at the drops of water on the lens, just shows how wet it was!  The journey from the wakestock campsite to Olivia's Campsite was awfull! The mud was so deep and we had so much stuff to carry through it!  Honestly one of the worst experiences ever and I will never forget it!
This was me trying to get some organisation going on, that jumper (and all the rest of my clothes) were completely wet through and covered in mud.  We ended up spending £25.00 between us getting all our things washed and dried so we had stuff to wear!
So after we sorted ourselves following the major drama of that morning, we had showers and everything and got ready for the evening!
Bebee and me, getting ready to leave the caravan 
This one of my favourite pictures ever! Olivia, me, Azalea and Bebee!
Think its the only one of all 4 of us together!
I'm not really going into detail about the music, because to be honest the music last year just wasn't that good! "But it's a music festival!" I hear you say.  I know, I know, but we obviously knew the line up before we bought tickets etc, and we just wanted to go for the experience. 
Here is a picture of inside the tent when Rizzle Kicks were playing.
 Can't see much but you get the general idea: Horrible, sweaty, drunk people, pushing and shoving, and alot of noise!
This was the same night and was the main group we went with.  Although it was just me, Bebee, Azalea and Olivia who stayed in the caravan, the others tent luckily survived!
In the day time all we did was stay in and take all day getting ready for the night.  At the time we thought it was fine but now we all regret not making the most of the day time! We really missed out!
This was the last night, after Olivia went home, we were back in a tent (A different one!) We didn't have any sleeping bags because the ones we brought got ruined in tent No.1 so we were going to have to do with just 2 thin blankets.  It was freezing cold and Bebee was poorly and kept being sick (Most notably on my hand and in my hair - NICE) and it was all just abit of a nightmare.  So me and Azalea rang my dad pretending to cry, and he and my mum drove all the way from Manchester to Wales to pick us up and take us all back home. What are parents for ey!? 
Overall my Wakestock experience was very mixed!  At the time it wasn't so fun, if it hadn't of rained I know I we would have had a miles better time! When I got back home I actually really did miss it, and we made some amazing memories that I will never forget!  
There are definitely some tips I will give you in a seperate post about festivals and what I would have done differently!
This year we aren't going back to Wakestock, 1) because we've already done it and had the experience. 2) Because they lowered the age limit to just 12 which is a little weird! and 3) Because we're planning on going to other festivals!
My Festival Tips post will be up closer to festival season so it's more relevant to the time, but I hope this helped if you are thinking of buying Wakestock/any other festival tickets this year! 
All my love!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Beauty Haul!

I hope you are all well! I've saved up a few of the makeup and beauty bits I've purchased over the last 2 weeks or so to do a haul! Yay! Everybody loves a good old haul once in a while!
So, I'm going to jump straight in!

First of all I got the Superdrug Vitamin E night cream, I re purchased this because it's a nice, affordable, moisturising cream! Second was the simple kind to skin deep cleansing face mask, I love to use this after using my rio sonicleanse because it really calms my skin down and reduces redness. I also picked up the Palmer's natural bronze body lotion, I love this stuff and have used it for years! Its a gorgeous gradual tanner, and smells amazing!

 I picked up 2 sets of nails from Primark, I LOVE their nails! The glue isn't great but you can get better ones seperately.  I got rounded white tipped ones for a French manicured look and a lovely dusty pink set which also have rounded tips! Can't wait to give them a go!  Also from Primark I picked up a set of eyelashes from 'The Only Way Is Essex' line, they were reduced to £1.00 so thought I'd give them a whirl, they look really nice and natural. Next I got a Maybeline Super Stay 10h Tint Gloss in the shade 'Lasting Pink', why they give them such long names I will never know!  I've wanted to try this product for such a long time so thought I'd finally give in and treat myself! I was so glad I did because I LOVE it! I really really hope they come out with more shades because all the shades they have out now seem to be really red and dark! I would love to see some lighter pinks which will be perfect for the day time! 
Also from Superdrug I got the Rimmel Stay Stronger basecoat, it's a really lovely pinky colour with a tiny bit of shimmer in, but on your nails it comes out clear which is fine, as it is a base coat! Also on the nail varnish front I got the BarryM Nail Paint in the shade 'Mushroom' which I have also wanted to try for a while! I really love it! It looks so nice on, I think it may just have crept into my top 5!
 From Lush I got a Bubblegum lipscrub which I just buy to eat (Naughty!) And 2 bath ballistics, Twilight which smells amazing and Space Girl which smells like parma Violets and turns your bath lilac and sparkly! I also bought A 'Charity pot' Which is where they add £1 on to your purchase at the till and it goes to charity, in return you get a tiny little pot of body cream, its so cute! I don't care for it very much though so my mum can have it!

 I got some bits from The Body Shop, 3 body butters which I love! The cocoa butter, Stawberry and Pink grapefruit.  Pink Grapefruit is my favourite, but I love them all! Make you smell amazing and are super moisturising! Then I got the Wild Cherry body scrub which I haven't tried yet.  Lastly I got the Mango Lip Butter, which I absolutely adore! I tastes and smells so so nice! And it moisturises my lips so well! Want to try more flavours!

 I picked up 2 hairsprays from Superdrug, I got the Shine and Volumising ones, I just thought I'd give them a go as they were on offer.  I also picked up the Superdrug acetone free nail polish remover.  From Primark I got a pack of 80 cotton pads which I use to tone my face with after cleansing. 

Last but not least!!!
I got the Stila One Step Correct primer, I've wanted to try this for a good while, and how cute does it look!? All the colours swirled together like that! 

The idea is that each colour has a purpose and corrects the tones in your skin.  Green for example, is supposed to cancel out redness. To be honest, I don't agree with the claims Stila make about this product.  I can see the idea though, and it is an ok primer. However the price is pretty steep so at around £23 I won't be repurchasing. 

I hope you enjoyed my Haul! I've been super busy on instagram lately so please go and follow me, my name is alex_elissabeth! I would really appreciate it! 
Hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Belated Thankyou Post!

I hope you are all well! (Yes, all 6 of you!)
As you may have noticed my lovely little corner of the interweb had a little makeover a few months ago!  
I love it now and all credit goes to my beautiful bloggy friend Becky!
Her blog is called Rosee Petals and is absolutely gorgeous! 
Like her dad, she is a very talented photographer, I love everything about her pictures!  
All through primary school we were inseparable but sadly lost contact as she went to a different high school! We finally got re-united 5 years later in sixth form where we both discovered we like lots of the same things and we both have a passion for blogging!  Bloggers are very few and far between where live, so its super strange we were best friends and now we both have blogs!
To thank her for putting the effort in to help me I want you all to hop over to her blog for a little nosey around!  
I promise you will not be disappointed ! She puts me to shame! 
Click HERE! to go to her blog!
Her instagram is also worth a look, especially, if like us, you like Cath Kidston! Her username is: Rosee_Petals

Friday, 11 January 2013

New Years Tag!

Hello everybody!  
I hope you all had lovely Christmases!  
Me and the Sainsbury's mandem have all been smashing the Christmas overtime schedules over the festive period which is why I've been absent from my lovely bloggy! I worked every single day, that means Christmas Eve and Boxing day too!
  I went back to college on Monday and everything's been super crazy, its only today I've actually sat down and logged onto my laptop! So here I am! Sat in bed, in my onesie all snuffly and clogged up:(
So I thought I'd do a nice, easy tag to get back into the swing of things!

Sophie, Bebee, Azalea and Me!
1. What do you plan to do for New Years Eve?
Obviously, I'm doing this late... BUT I did go to a party, and a very nice one too!
We didn't actually have any plans until about 6 o'clock New Years Eve, but someone finally stepped up and took one for the team and agreed to have people round!  Me, Bebee, Azalea, Sophie, Amelia and Anna went together and it was a really nice night.  Bebee definitely set her New Year off with a, ehem, bang. 

2. Do you have any New Years traditions?
Not really, I suppose it's nice to do the countdown but thats about it!

3. Is there anything you love/hate about New Years family get togethers?

We don't really have 'Family get togethers' My dad owns a taxi company and New Years Eve is always the busiest night of the year for him so he's always working, and my mum is usually at the office helping him out answering the phones!

4. What was your resolution for the past year? Did you complete it?
My 2012 resolution was to not have a fizzy drink all year round.  To my, and to everyone around me surprise, I did it!!! I was super proud of myself because it really was hard!  It doesn't sound like it but it was!  You try finding a drinkable non-fizzy alcoholic drink! That really was the most difficult thing because I cant drink wine without lemonaid, and I can't drink vodka on its own! So I usually ended up with straight wine or vodka with random fruit juice! 

5. What is your resolution for the upcoming year?
I have really struggled to find one this year, I wanted to have something to stick to like I did last year but I still haven't thought of one!
I think I'll go with trying to drink 1 pint of water everyday, which I know still isn't the amount you're meant to have but I know I wont manage any more than that!  I also want to cut down on meat, red meat in particular and cows milk.

6. What was your favourite thing that happened in 2012?
So much great stuff happened last year!
My last year of school, getting my GCSE's and prom were all amazing!  My 16th birthday party was also a highlight!  Going to see my baby Cheryl Cole at the MEN Arena is something that particularly sticks out for me, it was just amazing! Then finally it would be getting my job at Sainsbury's! I hate going to work, its so tiring and boring, but the other people who work there make it worth every second!  We have wheelchair races down the isles, and we play hide and seek over the whole shop and hide in the shelves!  Living the dream!

7. What are you most excited for in 2013?
I don't know what's around the corner for me, its scary not knowing what could happen next!  I might not be in college, I could be doing anything!  Last year taught me that things change fast, and people just have to change with them, we don't really have a choice! Scary but true!
Also, hopefully me and the girls should be going on holiday together! Yay! I have a villa in Spain and it would be so lovely! Not sure if it's happening yet, we'll know nearer the time I suppose but I really hope we do end up going because it would be so much fun!

8. What are three things you'd like to accomplish in the next year?
I'd like to accomplish my New years resolutions.
I'm not too sure how I feel about college at the moment, I hate it.  I really really hate it, I dread going each morning and it's starting to get me down.  I know that I need my A-Levels to get far in life, I can't sit at a till forever, but if I hate it as much as I do, surely this just isn't right for me! I'm not going through the best time with it at the moment, and I don't know what I want so hopefully by the end of 2013 I will be more settled in whatever ends up happening. 
Went abit deep at the end there, sorry!
I'm excited for the start of 2013 and I wish you all a very happy New Year!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Amazing MUA Sale!

I just wanted to tell you all about the cosmetics company MUA and how they are having a 40% off EVERYTHING sale! To celebrate them hitting 40,000 'Likes' on Facebook.  
Also, if you spend over £10 they send you 5 free nail varnishes with your order! 

They have alot of really good products in their line, I suggest you read some reviews before you make your final selections, because sometimes their products can be hit and miss like many other budget makeup brands. 
I love all of their shadows and they have some amazing 12 shade palettes, my favourite being the Heaven and Earth palette which is really similar to the Urban Decay Naked palette.  At £4.00 you cant go wrong!  They also do really nice lipsticks at £1.00 each, they are really nicely pigmented and feel nice and moisturising.
 For the link to their website click HERE 
The sale ends on the 13th December so you have 2 days! 
Just enter the code: MUA40 at the checkout, and don't forget when you spend £10.00 they will add 5 free nail quake polishes to your order!
Hope you find yourself something nice! I'm super excited for my things to be delivered!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Starting Vlogmas!

I came home from college earlier, and decided to catch up on a few youtube videos.  As I scanned my sub box I noticed about 5 different 'Vlogmas' videos (Vlogging+Christmas) and I don't know what happened! I just thought oh my god! I should do this! I've wanted to do something like this for so long, so I've just decided to go for it.  I don't expect loads of views of anything but I just think it will be fun to look back on, and without trying to sound morbid my nana is so so poorly at the moment, so it will be nice to have the run up to our last Christmas with her documented.
I have my day 2 up right now, it was filmed quite a while ago but it was just to help me catch up and I've filmed a few snippets of today so they will be up for day 3 tomorrow, and every day after that I will film one day, then edit and upload the next!
I really hope I can stick to it and do every single day, it will be so amazing if I can!  I also have lots of video ideas that I can film and edit to go up on days that I'm just not doing that much.  Most of which I have been dying to show you guys on here, but its so difficult to do a blog post on certain things!
So I am super super excited to get going with this! I'm always vlogging and editing and then not doing anything with it!
The link to my youtube is HERE!

Friday, 23 November 2012

October&November Empties!

Hi guys! 
This is my first ever empties post!  If you don't know what that means, its just all the products I've completely used up, and I'll just tell you abit about them and what I thought of them!

First of all I have 3 jelly Belly bath salts, the packaging is really cute and in the pots they smelled amazing the 'Very Cherry' was my favourite.  However, they had no affect on my bath whatsoever, they didn't colour my water, make it smell nice or make it softer... So I won't be re-purchasing these because they just didn't do anything! 

This No7 protective moisture cream was sat in my draw for about a year before I actually used it, but when I finally got to it it was really nice! It sunk into my skin quickly, didnt leave it feeling too greasy, and was a really nice base for my foundation.  I probably won't be re-purchasing it, just because there are so many other moisturisers I have to use up and try before I settle for one!

Now this is something I really loved! Its a mascara by the brand 'Vital Radiance' which I have actually never heard of before, I got it as a Christmas present about 2 years ago and never even bothered opening it because I thought it would be rubbish, but I found it in the back of my draw about 4 months ago and thought I'd give it a whirl! It seperated out my lashes really nicely, and gave them alot of volume, which is exactly what I want in a mascara. Length is never really something I look out for because my lashes are naturally quite long and it looks far too overdone and abit freakish when I use a really lengthening mascara! I'll have to research the brand to find where I can find it, and when I do I will definitely be re-purchasing! 

This is a freederm spot treatment, I've had it for years and lost the lid, so it looks very battered the poor little thing!  I can't really say this was a miracle worker, I used it because I had it and I won't be repurchasing!

This is the ReVive Moisturising cream, and I got this in a Glossybox a few months ago.  I really loved this cream, it was really thick and I used it when I needed intense moisturisation (is that even a word? No? Probably not...)  I think the full size of this was quite expensive and hard to get hold of but if I ever see it on sale I will repurchase it! 

 This is the Nivea soft moisturising cream.  I hated it.  I'm not going to beat around the bush, it was horrible!  My initial thoughts were that it felt quite nice as it was going on, but that only lasted for a few seconds.  It made my skin feel greasy and like it had an oily film over it which is never good.  It was also incredibly shiny!  my face turned into a light reflecting...... devise, type, thing...  and then to add insult to injury it broke me out! After one use! I was devastated and now I'm too scared to use any other Nivea products just incase! 

this is the Dove fine skin bubble bath, I got this is a gift set last Christmas and have only just used it all up!  but I really did enjoy using it, it made my bath water super soft and smelled really nice!  I probably won't repurchase, simply because no one ever seems to know what to buy teenage girls for Christmas, so we always end up with about 7 different bath sets! 

This is a planet Spa foot moisturiser cream I got for my birthday from a friend, it came with little white overnight socks which I have now lost, but the cream smelt really quite unusual, it was kind of cocoa buttery, but really strange!  It was definitely an acquired smell but I didn't mind it too much, it was nice and moisturising anyway!   

This is a mini Toni&Guy firm hold hairspray, I think it must have come in a gift set or something a few years ago but it was quite nice and did the job, I probably won't be repurchasing because there are plenty of other hairsprays that are just as good or better at a much cheaper price!

These were just tiny samples of facial lotion and day cream from simple, the lotion was quite nice but very thin, almost like milk! And the day dream was also nice but much thicker.  I quite liked them both and am looking into simple skincare after using these two products! 

This is a No7 hand cream, I carried it around in my handbad which is why its covered in stuff, but i really liked it however I won't be repurchasing just because I have so many hand creams in my draws to use up! 

This is another Glossybox sample, its the Uniq one leave in conditioner.  This had a really nice 'salon' smell to it, and I really liked it!  As far as I know you can only purchase it online which is just a big hassle really, so I won't be re-purchasing but I did enjoy it! 

So I hope that wasn't too boring for you, I just had all of these products saved up for whats seemed like months! I even moved house with them! My mum was not impressed when I had a box full of empty bottles for her to move with!
Hope you all have lovely weekends!