Monday, 26 March 2012

Randomness: Trip to the beach....

Thought I would take my little sister, her boyfriend and the puppies on a bit of a trip to the beach as it was so hot in Hull. Turns out Bridlington: not so much... got a doughnut though so this rectified my misery...

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Music: Playlist for: Garden Sitting

Today I will mostly be listening to: 


EMMYLOU by First Aid Kit

PUMPED UP KICKS by Foster the People

COME AND GET IT by Eli "Paperboy" Reed and The Trueloves


OFF TO THE RACES by Lana Del Ray


IN THE SUN by She & Him

OH LAND by Speak Out Now

UNE AMERICAINE A PARIS by Rupa and The April Fishes

Wednesday, 21 March 2012


The Beau went away to work this morning for a month so I'm in a bit of a 'meh' mood, so for the rest of the day I shall do this:


Tuesday, 20 March 2012


This is how I feel today!!!


Yay! More lovely stuff! Today my Happy Day post is the delicious Hellocotton's number 1 Up & Coming. Makes a Happy Day even happier really.... Thankyou Hellocotton! 

Sleepy Sleepy Sleepy......

Todays post is a little different. A few years ago, I suffered with the worst Insomnia ever. I was getting maybe 4, 5 hours sleep from about 5am onwards and it was beyond grim and this twatting about went on for about 6 months. My doctor wasn't brilliant and on my first consultation gave the advice "you should just try sleeping" ?!?!?!?!! What the......!  Eventually, he gave me tablets that should knock out a rhino- nada. So when medical things didn't really work I decided to tackle this pain in the arse another way. I went at it from a natural angle and it worked a treat, waaaay better than I ever expected! I know some people think that Aromatherapy and Herbalism and Yoga just don't compare but it worked for me and now Aromatherapy is a big part of my life. Would I use Aromatherapy if I had to have my leg chopped off? No, but thats probably because I'm a wuss; but for something like Insomnia I think we can be a little hasty to try and find a pill for a cure.

I thing was that I had to get myself into a routine. A few hours before bed I'll make myself a nice warm milky drink and do something chilled, maybe read a book- I know! 25 years old, milk and books... I'm practically a Rolling Stone; Keith would be put to shame.... If it's not a milky drink then I have a lovely warm bath with 3 drops of Lavender Oil and 2 drops of Clary Sage; doesn't sound alot in a great big bath but believe me these oils are badass strong so you just need a little bit. 

Before I get into bed I do a little meditation and chanting. I use the "Om Shanti Shanti Shanti" Mantra which is basically the Peace Mantra- I won't go too much into it 'cos I can get a bit ridiculous with it all... I just find it so interesting!! So I've had my little milky drinky and/or a bath and I've done my mantras ("almost religiously darling....." Absolutely Fabulous? No?? ) then I get in bed and spray my pillow and sheets with this:

This stuff is brilliant and I wouldn't be without it on an evening. Its Boots Botanics Lavender Body and Space Spray. Like I said, I wack a few spritzes onto my pillow and then just lay back and inhale. Just a little tip; Lavender in large quantities can be stimulating instead of relaxing so don't over do it or you will be bouncing off the walls! 

This spray is so lovely and it helps me to feel all settled and peaceful and somehow it stops my mind ticking over stuff; probably 'cos I'm just thinking "Hell this smells gooood!" instead of "have I paid that bill, did I put the bins out rah...rah...rah....."

Do any of you kids suffer with Insomnia or are any of you into mantras or aromatherapy? I'd love to know and if any of you have any tips for me that would be fantesticles! Love hearing them! 

Monday, 19 March 2012


I'm Becka..... Im disgusting..... I like to hoard makeup...The pug is my accomplice...

On the plus side of all this disgustingness, if you've seen a product that you like and I haven't posted on it, let me know and I can put something up! This blog is for you kids after all so if i'm missing something that you want to know about, let me know!!

♥ happy day ♥

 The Beau is going away to work this week and we don't get to see each other for a month then so in his last week we always try and do lovely things. Today, that meant eating, and make-up purchasing 


Sunday, 18 March 2012

My Perfect Lips Routine

I love a Spot the Difference. Arrow-words are my favourite and I like that one where you get one word to start off with and you kind of have to fill in the gaps but yup, Spot The Difference is pretty good. So lets play. For my more regular readers can you spot the difference between this lip picture and say the one on my YSL Provocative Pink Post? 

Did you get it? If you did Hurrah!!! 10 Beabarella points for you! Its the fact that my lips don't look like I have dried bread on them anymore! I have finally gotten rid of my dry skin and todays post is all about how I did it. Are we sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin! 

This shit is amazing! It is literally like heaven in a tiny pot. I've heard about it maybe a billion and seven times but just never really thought to pick any up and then at my Lush night I saw it skulking around the till and thought - sod it, I'll have one. There was to my memory, a kind of chocolate vanilla one maybe, and also a candy pink kind of one but anything with Mint in and i'm pretty much sold; Mint and Chocolate? Whoah there pickle! Too much excitement in one pot. Basically inside this gorgeous little beast is Caster Sugar, Jojoba Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vanilla extract so apart from that equalling a whole lot of lovelyness it mean it is very edible! Win! 

So you stick your finger in this pot to get some sugar crystals and then in circular motions buff away at your lips. More then anything how pretty does it look? It's like tiny little glitter flecks. Once you've buffed like mad you just lick it off. Fun, delicious and convenient!  

So the next stage is lip balm. Use whatever one you fancy. If you read my post last week you will know that I am obsessed with Burt's Bees at la mo so that is my weapon of choice.

I'd leave it a few minutes before you stick your lipstick on just to let your balm do it's stuff. So say you've left it ten minutes, then blot off any excess balm and apply your lipstick. I've gone for my absolute favourite, the irrepressible Lady's Choice by Benefit.

 So there you go. It's not exactly rocket science or anything but just s few little bits I thought I'd chare wid'cha! Do you kids have a better routine then mine? Am I missing something out? Let me know, you know I love hearing from you all!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Lush Colour Supplement Review

Sometimes indecision can be annoying and I should know because I am the friggin' Queen of indecision! When it comes to make up though, you generally don't want a product that can't make up it's mind..I thought. Enter Lush's Colour Supplement. Is it a foundation? Is it a moisturiser? Is it a Velociraptor? Well, no; no its not that, but I'm on a mission to find out what it is. 

Exhibit A- Lush's Colour Supplement in Light Pink. There are 5 shades to choose from, ranging from the superbly named Jackie Oats- for the palest of ladies among us to.....light pink, dark pink, light yellow and dark yellow- no I don't get it either! Why give one a brilliant little name like Jackie Oats, in true Lush tradition and then just kind of half arse it on the others. Bit of a cop out. After a little of debate, myself and the lovely lush assistant decided that I was a Light Pink over a Jackie Oats...awwww...I wanted to be a Jackie Oats (and it smelled yum too!) 

The product itself is a nicely thick consistency- that whole Goldilocks theory I have- not too thick and not too thin.... The idea behind this product and the reason it isn't a foundation is that it can be used a multitude of ways. If your looking a horror, the theory is that you apply it straight from the jar for a more complete coverage. If your feeling a little more in the mood for something Au Naturale, you can mix it with your moisturiser for a tinter moisturiser. 

To continue the Lush theme I though it was best to mix it with one of their moisturisers so I used some Skin Drink. Problem. Skin drink is for dry skin and I only very occasionally have to use it, it's more the Beau's product then mine. When I use this again, I will definitely use a less intense cream, probably the Imperialis that I intend to buy when my Decleor runs out. I think that would give a really delicious dewy look. It needs something thats a light moisturiser as my face looked beyond dewy for a while almost damp- not a look I would be wearing out anytime soon as my hair just stuck to it and I looked like I had a stuck on beard- different, but not necessarily right.....  but for pictures and the like on here, it's all good.

I added a bit of the supplement straight from the pot, no blending; to see if it would do anything to the dark circles under my eyes, nothing much does. As well as making your skin look good, the product is designed to try and make it feel good. It has Red Rose Petal Infusion to damped any redness skulking about your face, also theres Glycerine in there too doing dark magic to make your skin absorb moisture well, giving you a more flawless look. On the skin it felt divine. Really silky and it blended gorgeously. 

And here's the end product. I think, if I do say so myself I look resplendent. Not in the face, as for some reason as soon as try to smile at a camera I turn into Hamster Child but my skin looks gooooood! I like that you can still see my freckles; it has managed to even out my skin tone, which does have a lot of red   and pink undertones to it without covering my face completely. We chatted about it and this isn't a foundation; Lush doesn't want you to look like you are wearing makeup; they just want you to look like a better version of yourself. A sort of healthier yoga-ey, outdoorsy, Gwenyth Paltrow style person and it has always been said how similar me and Gwenny look...

If you had a complete breakout of pizza faced proportions I don't think it would cover mixed with a moisturiser and your best plan of attack would be to go at your face with the pure product foundation style. I tested it out on my little sister who is having a bit of a teenage breakout at the mo- she's a completely different skin tone to me, much darker skinned (bitch!!!) and we agreed that if she bought it, one of the yellow based supplements would be best for her. However even though it didn't 100% match her skin tone it wiped out any of the redness surrounding her spots! Winning! 

So, thoughts. Hurrah for indecision I say! If this is indecision then Im in full support of it! Is this going to be my new foundation? No. It just doesn't quite have that coverage that I would want on a night out but is it going to become my new tinted moisturiser and go-to daytime piece? Yes. I like that I can mix it to the coverage that I need and if anything is going to make me look well and like I've exercised and eaten sensibly without leaving the comfort of my sofa then bring on more. I still wish I was Jackie Oats though; such a good name!