Friday, 20 February 2015

Benefit High Beam Review

Posted by Olivia Jayne at 00:00 4 comments
I had a mini sample size of Benefits High Beam and I was loving it so I decided to purchase the full size and try it out. 

As you can see, this highlighter looks like a nail polish and you apply it with a small, nail-polish like brush. I find that it looks very natural as it has a pink sheen to it rather than white making it perfect for everyday use.

This highlighter is liquid and very runny rather than creamy. It gives a lovely glowy sheen to your face and I personally like to apply it to my cheekbones, cupids bow and brow bone. I find it looks most natural there.

This highlighter contains 13ml of product which is enough to last you a while. It retails at £19.50 which is quite pricey but worth it.


Sunday, 15 February 2015

Worth The Hype? Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Posted by Olivia Jayne at 00:00 1 comments
For Christmas this year, as part of a gift set I received Benefit's Hoola bronzer. Obviously this product is highly recommended by beauty gurus and I thought I'd do a "Worth The Hype?" to express whether I think it deserves the hype it gets.

This product is very highly pigmented. The colour is a matte, warm brown. Before this bronzer, I had loved NYC's Sunny bronzer which is a similar warm brown shade. The warmth of this bronzer makes it easy for it to suit most skin tones. My best friend also has this bronzer and I know she swears by it despite her being a much fairer skin tone than me. 

This can be used to contour and just for general bronzing of the face and it can be layered to look more heavy or lighter. I personally think you have to be careful because it is so pigmented so to avoid looking "muddy", I make sure that I tap excess product off of the brush before applying it to my face.

This product I have been told "lasts a lifetime". It contains 8g of product and retails at £23.50. I think it is worth the hype.


Friday, 13 February 2015

Favourite Chick Flicks

Posted by Olivia Jayne at 00:00 0 comments
With Valentines Day tomorrow, I decided to share my favourite Chick Flicks with you.

Fun non-love story based movies:
1. Pitch Perfect
2. Mean Girls
3. Easy A
4. The Devil Wears Prada
5. Bride Wars
6. Crossroads
7. How to lose a guy in 10 days
8. Monte Carlo
9. Wild Child
10. 13 Going On 30

1. The Vow
2. The Notebook
3. Dear John
4. Safe Haven
5. Letters To Juliet
6. The Lucky One
7. Titanic
8. The Fault in Our Stars
9. If I stay 
10. A Cinderella Story


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Nume Lustrum 5-in-1 Set

Posted by Olivia Jayne at 00:00 1 comments
For Christmas, I received the Nume Lustrum 5-in-1 hair curlers set. It includes a glove as well as 5 different barrels to attach to the curlers. 

These curls below were both done by the medium barrel. I've taken a picture of both short and longer hair done with this medium barrel.

These curls are done with the largest barrel so its more beachy waves than curls. 

Then these curls are with the smallest barrel.

Then there are these two other barrels. The bobbly barrel creates irregular curls and remind me of older Taylor Swift curls. There is also an inverted barrel for curls that are smaller at the bottom and bigger at the top. 

Overall, I love this kit and would definitely consider buying it. 


Monday, 9 February 2015

TMI Tag 2014: An Update

Posted by Olivia Jayne at 00:00 1 comments
I did this tag back when I started my blog in 2013 but I decided it was time for an update seeing as I never really tell you about me. Also this is a longer version than the one I did before. This one has 50 questions. Here it is…

1. What are you wearing?
I'm in my pajamas which are some shorts from Lasenza and a McBusted Concert T-shirt

2. Ever been in love?

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?

4. How tall are you?
5ft 4in

5. How much do you weigh?
6 stone

6. Any tattoos?

7. Any piercings?
I have my ears pierced

8. OTP?
From my favourite TV Shows, I love Naley (Nathan and Haley) from One Tree Hill, Chair (Chuck and Blair) from Gossip Girl and Haleb (Hanna and Caleb) from Pretty Little Liars.

9. Favourite shows?
I love Pretty Little Liars, Friends, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, Once Upon A Time and Hollyoaks.

10. Favourite bands?
I like The Script who I am going to see this week! I also like One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer.

11. Something you miss?
My sister because she moved out earlier this year.

12. Favourite songs?
I have a lot of songs I love but top three are probably "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraaz, "Keep Your Head Up" by Andy Grammar and "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter.

13. How old are you?
I am 15 and will be 16 on April 29th.

14. Zodiac sign?

15. Quality you look for in a partner?
Hmm.. probably kind, funny and they'd have to be quite sarcastic because my family and I are quite sarcastic.

16. Favourite quote?
I love lots and will be writing a post about them later on in the week but my top two are "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars" and "Even the caterpillar turned into a butterfly".

17. Favourite Actor?
I don't have an ultimate favourite but I think that Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley are great actresses. I love Zac Efron too though.

18. Favourite Colour?
Its been turquoise for as long as I can remember!

19. Loud music or soft?
Depends on the situation and atmosphere.

20. Where do you go when you're sad?
I'm not sure really, probably to bed.

21. How long does it take you to shower?
This sounds strange but it depends how tired I am. If I'm wide awake it doesn't take me long but if I'm feeling sleepy, the warm water makes me just want to stand there for ages so it ends up being a lot longer.

22. How long does it take you to get ready in a morning?
I can get ready in 20 minutes but I like to have an hour. I get up, have breakfast, sit on my phone for 5 minutes, do my makeup and hair, get dressed and get my bags ready for school or going out.

23. Ever been in a physical fight?
No, hopefully I never will be because I'd definitely lose.

24. Turn on?
Funny, kind, good-looking…

25. Turn off?
Arrogant and cocky

26.  The reason I started blogging?
My best friend practically forcing me to do it, I'm happy she did now!

27. Fears?
Most things but I especially don't like planes or boats. I don't like rides either.

28. Last thing that made you cry?
This is a difficult one because I very rarely cry- I don't cry at any films, tv shows or books so I'm really not sure.

29. Last time you said you loved someone?
This morning

30. Meaning behind your blog name?
It started being PinkCupcake7 because I used a website where you enter words and numbers and it comes up with a name. Then I switched to "Just add Sparkle…" because I preferred it and had more time to think it through.

31. Last book you read?
Eesh, this is not good… It has definitely been a while but it was probably The Fault in Our Stars last year. I have bought several books to read, I've just been revising instead recently.

32. Book you're currently reading?
I'm not at the minute

33. Last show you watched?
Hollyoaks last night

34. Last person you talked to?
My Mum

35. Relationship between you and the last person you texted?
My friends about Pretty Little Liars

36. Favourite food?
I love a proper, Sunday Dinner or Christmas Dinner but I also love Steak.

37. Place you want to visit?
I'd love to go to Australia but since I don't like planes or boats, I'm not sure that will happen.

38. Last place you were?
I don't know whether this means in general which is in the kitchen or a country. The last country I visited was America.

39. Do you have a crush?

40. Last time you kissed someone?
Last week

41. Last time you were insulted?
I'm honestly not sure which is a good thing

42. Favourite flavour of sweets?
I usually go for the apple or lemon flavoured sweets.

43. What instruments do you play?
I play the guitar.

44. Favourite piece of jewellery?
I like the significance between my Pandora charms and I also like my Lokai bracelet but I have a necklace that my Mum and Dad bought me when I was little with "Little Princess" engraved on it. I don't wear it much now but I love it.

45. Last sport you played?
I'm not really a sports player… but Badminton

46. Last song you sang?
I think it was Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran although I watched the Charts Show last night and had a huge sing-song then!

47.Favourite chat up line?
I don't really like chat-up lines because they're so cheesy!

48. Have you ever used it?

49. Last time you hung out with anyone?
With my family

50. Who should answer these questions next?
I tag all of you.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Chicago: Top 10 Sees

Posted by Olivia Jayne at 00:00 0 comments
Chicago is one of my favourite cities. There is so much to do and see and I love spending a few days or weeks in the summer. During winter obviously it's very cold and windy but in summer it's lovely and warm and perfect for a trip or holiday. These are all my own photos so some of them aren't great and some places I didn't have a photo of. 

1. Navy Pier
This is my ultimate favourite thing to do in Chicago. I love going down to Navy Pier which is a huge pier that has several ice cream shops and restaurants as well as rides, a Ferris wheel and a fun house. During the summer, a lovely thing to do is to spend an afternoon at Navy Pier and get an ice cream as you walk down and watch the boats. It's lovely. 

2. Millennium Park
This is another one of my favourite things to do in Chicago. Millennium park is home to The Bean, a large bean shaped mirrored piece of art which is featured in lots of films and TV shows. Im sure you'll have seen it on something. You can get some great photos here. As well as the bean, millennium park also has two large fountains where lots of children play around in the water. On a warm summers day, this is a refreshing trip and you can get lots of wonderful photos. It also has several parks. It's a lovely place to visit. 

3. Lincoln Park Zoo
This zoo is one of the largest, best zoos I've been too but the major advantage is that it's free. It is perfect for spending a day at if you have a large group of people or not much money as it's completely free to enter and is funded on donations.

4. John Hancock Centre
This doesn't take up a full day but it's a good thing to do during your stay. John Hancock Centre is a skyscraper in the centre of Chicago. It allows you to go to the top and do an audio tour. Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, you can listen to your headset as you look out at Chicago. Narrated by David Schwimmer, this is a great way to get to know Chicago a little better.

5. Magnificent Mile
This is a long street with lots of shops. It's perfect for beauty and fashion lovers. 

6. Wrigley Field
Even if you don't like sport, a game is great at Wrigley Field. 

This is made of lego

7. The L Train
My family and I didn't have the best experience with this train as my dads wallet was stolen so be careful about that but it's a great transport. The equivalent to the "tube" or "subway" but on stilts. It is a good, unique way of transport.

8. Fireworks
I think it's twice a week that there are Fireworks above the water at Navy Pier. Whether you watch it from the top of a skyscraper or from Navy Pier itself, it's a magical way to spend the evening and one of the best firework displays you'll see.

9. Weber Grill restaurant
As far as eating goes, I loved Weber Grill which obviously is a bar and grill. I love steak so this was definitely the place for me. 

10. Giordannos restaurant
If you want a traditional Chicago pizza which you should try before you leave then this is the place for it. It gets very busy though so booking would be a good idea. I actually saw Kesha in here when I was there last. 

I thought I'd mention that I stayed at the Four Seasons hotel in Water Tower Place which was a lovely hotel above the shopping mall. It was very pricey but the best hotel I've stayed in. Our suite overlooked the John Hancock centre and the lake. This is a very fancy hotel but such a nice one. It also had its perks of being above a shopping mall. I did some damage there! My little sister also loved it as this mall was home to an American Girl shop which is a huge doll shop. Despite being too old for dolls, I had fun in here too! You have to go in to believe it but this store has a doll hospital and cafe as well as having so many varieties of dolls to choose from to look just like youz You could also go to the boutique and have her hair done or ears pierced! It's three floors and it's like nothing you'll have seen. 

Water Tower Place also has a big Lego store which she loves too. 

Overall, Chicago is a beautiful city and I can't wait to go back.


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Benefit They're Real Mascara Review

Posted by Olivia Jayne at 00:00 1 comments
Despite never having tried the full size version of this product, I have three sample small versions of the mascara. I will review them as I have been using them for a few months now.

This mascara is my holy grail mascara. It gives length, volume and separation whilst still not looking overly dramatic unless you layer it lots. I like natural looking mascaras usually but this one is my absolute favourite.

It makes such a difference and is suitable for people who like both dramatic lashes and subtle ones because this is a product that you can layer very easily.

This product retails at £19.50 for a full size which I do definitely think is worth it. It is UK's best selling mascara and I can see why. I would recommend buying the sample size though because I love it, its convenient as its small and great for travel.


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