2018…..lets go!

Yes it’s another 2018 post….now we have addressed that let’s get down to it! I’m not normally a new year new me kinda gal…so I’m setting goals and aims instead!

January is a month of ‘new things’ for me! I’m getting new hair, starting a new gym and oh yeah….A NEW JOB!!!! I’ve had my hair cut shorter so it healthier for when I go lighter/blonder. I’m finally getting back into the gym after a few health issues (I will vlog about this so keep checking the channel) and finally, I leave my job and branch into the world of travel!

First goal….A new job can be nervous enough, let alone stepping into an industry I know very little about. I have been to 3 countries in my whole life but decided to go for it and try something different. I went for a job I had no experience in but thought it sounded like an amazing career! I had 3 interview stages and literally screamed on the train when I had the phone call to congratulate me! And then the nerves set in! Was I good enough, why chose me? And finally can I do this?! And YES, yes I can and my goal is to excel at this and embrace the change.

Second goal….Gym. Getting back and getting healthy again. I’m not over weight and I know that, if anything it’s more for my mental health and the social side of things, so this week I’m going back and hoping to smash it and keep going and to try the classes and help to improve my health and maybe even take up yoga again!

Third goal….Social media. Yes I said it and call me shallow but hear me out…. I mean my blog and YouTube side of things. I want to keep blogging and expand my YouTube and keep making content and videos and growing! Search for me on YouTube: rio corbett and come and join my family and journey!

4th goal….Qualifications. This year I will complete a mental health awareness course. This qualification will be so beneficial not only for myself but so I can help others. Whether it be professionally or by helping family and friends. I know it will help me to help people and that’s a pretty cool qualification and ability to have if you ask me!

5th and final goal….Holiday. I’m really hoping this year will be the year me and olli have a holiday! We haven’t been away together for 5 years due to work and other issues so I’m hoping this year will be our year and we get away.

Let me know any goals/aims you guys have…and how you are going to smash them! Let’s do this….

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Gigi hadid X maybelline

As you may have seen recently, Gigi hadid has teamed up with maybelline and created her own range of products. I’m a sucker for pretty packaging and this range was right up my street! It’s a nude pink, it’s sleek and it’s holographic….so instagramable!

I ordered 3 items from the range as the mascara was just lash sensational repackaged and a few other items were out of stock sadly. So I picked up a ‘warm’ eyeshadow palette, gold strobe liquid and one of the lip kits.

The lip kit is a lipstick and lip liner and I got the shade ‘taura’ which is APPARENTLY Gigi’s signature shade….to be fair it’s a lovely nude and very creamy and wearable! The liner too is a nice nude and very creamy and easy to apply. It’s also lasted really well too and didnt have much of a drying feeling.

The next item was the ‘warm’ eyeshadow palette. I will say it’s very glittery and shimmery but the colours aren’t too harsh so they are good for a natural shimmery look. On the back it even has a little guide about how to use the colours and apply the shadows to create a natural easy to wear (and apply) , smokey eye.

The last item was the golden strobe liquid which I really like! It’s great to mix with your foundation for an all over dewy look or to just apply to the cheekbones for a subtle glow, it also it is great to apply a powder highlight over the top of for a more intense highlight.

I actually really liked the products I got and all though the eye palette ain’t as dark as my usual eye shadows it’s really lovely and wearable! Let me know if you’ve tried any other products from this range and what you think!!

November favourites…

Hi and welcome to my November favourites! Keep reading to see what items I’ve been loving/trying out this November!

My first product I’ve been loving this sleepy lotion/cream from lush, I have made a more in depth post about this if you want to take a look. It’s really helped me sleep deeper and wake up more refreshed!

My second item was bought on a whim to make up my order to get free delivery! It’s the LA girl concealer. I’ve had their colour corrected before so had always wanted to to the ‘normal’ concealer and I’m glad I did, it’s great coverage and for the price (under £5) it’s a bargain!

Now my next item is my favourite….something I had wanted for ages and was so happy when it popped up when it was Black Friday and I got a bargain! I got my hands on a morphe palette and these colours are me in a palette…especially for the bargain price of £11.50….thankyouuu beauty bay!

Another makeup palette I’ve got my hands on is the makeup revolution brighter than your future highlight palette! I have done a blog post and a YouTube video on (https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCQHbLYeqZwyOscFpw8VF21g?layout=mobile&client=mv-google) explaining how much I love it and what to do with the shades you may not use so you get the most out of your £15

The last item on my list is skincare. I was contacted by this brand called ‘luvenesco’ and asked if I wanted to try out their product and I was more than happy too! It’s a retinol hydrating cream so it adds moisture and it’s anti-ageing too….perfect for winter!

That’s so…..tan

Now I am a big fake fan lover and I’m an all year around tanner so I was really excited when I was asked if I would like to try out this product! It’s a spray on ‘dark’ tan.

It comes in a lovely golden bronzed can and as it’s a spray it’s great for tanning everywhere and no dodgy back stripes. And due to the ingredients it’s a non patchy formula, and I have to agree there! I had a great dark tan and really enjoyed using this product! It even contains aloe Vera so also left my skin feel smooth and hydrated as well as that, they squeezed some anti ageing in too! What a winner!

If anyone is looking for a great spray tan then I suggest clicking below and checking these guys out as the colour is lovely and even….what more could you want…..

http://www.thatsoskincare.com/index.php/

Feeling sleepy??

This lotion is everywhere….all over the internet….and I had to try it out! I am a lush lover anyway but this lotion I am ashamed to admit, I had never used before but after the online claims I went straight out and bought a pot!

The claims are that it’s helping thousands of people sleep….sleep better and deeper and who wouldn’t want that! Now I’m the type of person who wakes up at midnight, 1am, 3am and then wake up feeling like I’ve barely slept so I was dying to give it a go!

The smell….the smell is like lavender and gingerbread! I know it’s oatmeal and now I know that I can smell oatmeal and raisin cookies! So even if it doesn’t work….I will happily be soft and smell like a cookie all day.

Ok here we go….so day (night) one….I woke up twice but got back to sleep so much quicker and I felt like I was in more of a deep sleep

Night 2….I again applied it generously to my arms and my neck and chest area woke up twice but felt really well slept in the morning

Night 3…..again I had the same experience of waking but feeling well rested

Night 4….I slept all night! I didn’t wake up once and I woke up feeling so well slept!

With my illness I usually have to to sleep in the day but this lotion (so far) has seemed to stop this as I’m sleeping so deeply at night. It was £7.95 and it’s been better than any shop bought sleeping tablets I’ve ever had.

If you struggle to sleep I really suggest trying this! Plus it smells amazing so give it a go!

Brighter than your future!

I am a big fan of makeup revolution and have been lucky to be sent some of their items as blogger mail, but this I couldn’t wait for and knew I needed to own. So The day it came out I ordered it and eagerly check the post everyday until it arrived. For a testing video please see my YouTube video https://t.co/n56IWE4ZhB

It is a large plastic highlighter palette which included baked highlights, gradient highlight, shimmer bricks and trio and 4 standard highlights. I love the names of the pans too…shook, extra and bougie were a few of my favs! I couldn’t wait to have a play with this and I was not disappointed!

As you can see by my nose and Cupid’s bow….the glow is real! This is a combination of the colours LIT and EXTRA (also used on my cheeks) and I used SLAY on the inner corners of my eyes to make them pop! These shades as so beautiful and glittery and I think they will also make lovely eye shadows too. I’m so excited to have a play around with this palette as it’s so pigmented and perfect for the glitzy Christmas season!

I ordered this online from tam beauty and it was £15 and if I say so, it was worth the money! They do a palette for lighter skin tones too which is called glow getter and it has an identical design and layout.

Can we dress each other?

I’ll start by saying that this awesome idea was not mine, well not fully mine, it was an idea that developed into a plan. It was suggested to me by the guy I’m seeing, that maybe we should buy each other an outfit with little help from the other person! I was all for it as I was very interested to see what he would pick for me.

We headed to the nearest shopping centre and started off with a walk around a few various shops and gauged an idea of what the other one did and didnt like!! Safe to say he was actually better at it than me with guessing what I would/wouldn’t like!

Then it was time to split up and shop….I had an idea in my head of the outfit I thought would look good and I had previously dropped some non-subtle hints whilst perusing the shops as to what I think I may buy him! I opted for neutral colours, black grey and khaki as I know they looked good on him! I ended up buying it all from H&M as it was really disappointing to realise that men just don’t have the vast amount of choice we do, and that their shopping options/choices are so limited and so much smaller compared to ours.

I went with and bought a beige/stone coloured knotted style jumper, a black zip up hoodie (unzipped) and a dark khaki green bomber jacket teamed with black skinny jeans. This, to me, was such a good colour palette for him as it really suits him.

Then it was my turn….and as a self confessed picky person I was so happy with what was chosen/bought! A black velvet style bodysuit with lace up and beading detail on the chest, a great black pair of ripped jeans (perfect staple and fit) and a distressed light blue denim jacket all from topshop. This outfit is so me and I can’t wait to wear it out! He got the sizes perfect and I think this was such a good idea he had!

This was such a good day out and I highly recommend you put your partner/friend to this challenge and see what they choose for you and see what they would like to see in! Or has anyone else done this kind of thing? If so how did it go?

BTS Bridal Shoot

So a few weeks ago I was very lucky to have been asked to be a hair model and then a bridal model for the day! I was given this idea by one of the girls doing my hair that maybe I should blog about my day, so here it goes….

First off all the day started off in the salon getting my hair curled, pinned and put up! They had chosen such a lovely bridal hair design that I couldn’t wait to see the end result! I had done my makeup myself and opted for a simple cut crease with a nude lip so nothing was detracted away from the hair and dress. My hair was curled and put into rollers and then it was off to the next venue….the hotel/bridal show.

We were in a stunning local hotel amongst other bridal related stalls and hair/makeup/beauticians. It was there we had our hair finished off and the final ‘hair look’ was created, which you can see below, the girls are so talented at the hair boutique Truro and I couldn’t believe how good it looked!

After the bridal show it was a quick drive down to the bridal studio and we were given our dresses. We were so lucky to be included in this shoot as it was for a rebranding of a lovely wedding dress studio, Elaine Rawlings bridal. We were given our dresses and shoes and then it was a short walk to the stunning location!

It was being shot in the garden of a huge townhouse. The garden was gorgeous it was filled with lovely flowers, weeping willows and lovely little corners which were perfect for photographs! I’ve just had a couple of images back to share with you and I’m so pleased with how they’ve turned out!