Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Liebster Award

Hiy lovelies!

This week I have been nominated for the Liebster award three times! I am so very grateful for this, thank you too Viivi, Rachelle and Hannah Marie for nominating me its a real pleasure! In the mean time go check them out and follow them!

I am going to work through each one and post three separate posts for them :) What I would like to know is should I nominate 9 different people to keep the chain going or should I just nominate 3 and place them all in the same post? I am really unsure what to do!

Can't wait you to update you all on my answers to the questions Viivi, Rachelle and Hannah Marie have left me!

Keep Sparkling! xoxo

Friday, 21 February 2014

Outfits | A no effort Thursday.

So we all have days where we just need to pop out for 10 minutes, and nobody wants to put on there best glad rags for those days! So here is a quick outfit for when you just can't be bothered and want an easy casual outfit.

I have paired a Primark Pespi-Cola raglan (Pepsi > Coke forever!), with a H&M grey hoodie, Dorothy Perkins leather jacket, Miss Selfridge ripped skinny jeans and ASOS Blue spiked shoes. A really easy outfit that is super comfy but still looks cute! Perfect!

Thanks for reading! 

Keep sparkling xoxo

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Too much to do, too little time.

Hiy everyone,

Lately I've been feeling a little down and my blog posts have been few and far between because of this. I'm currently in my third and last year at university and with that comes a lot of work and the dreaded awful word, dissertation. It seems all my free time is taken up by work and when I'm not doing that I'm trying to see my boyfriend or family. So right now blogging is something I'm having to put aside, and youtube, well that's non existent at the moment as it takes up way too much time to create and edit. It feels like something that is my hobby is being left at the sidelines and this makes me sad. I hope that you can all bear with me right now while I try to find time to manage my blog. I am under so much stress and right now I feel like I won't make it to the end of university and its something that I want to end more than anything!

This is how I feel all the time right now!

I will be trying to upload a beauty haul in the next week and I have created my own tag which I hope to get going soon.

If anyone has some good motivational tips, ways of keeping up morale and ways to stop procrastination please throw them my way and let me know in the comments! It would be much appreciated!

Thanks so much for reading!

Keep sparkling, Reniee xoxo

P.S - Could follow me on these please? :)

Sunday, 9 February 2014

TAG | This or That?

I just came across this tag on Sarah Holt's blog and thought it was such a good idea to let you all know what my preferences are and find out yours too! If you decide to do the tag or have already done it, leave the link in my comments so I can check it out! One thing I will hasten to add is to pick one or the other! Don't sit on the fence its only a tag, if you don't like either just pick one you think you would prefer :)

Blush or bronzer? Always blush, I'm too pale for bronzer unless its a peach colour
Eye liner or mascara? Mascara, eyeliner without mascara? Ew.
Foundation or concealer? Foundation. I've never used concealer!
Neutral or colour eye shadow? Neutral, I like my clothes or hair to pop, not my face.
Pressed or loose eye shadows? Pressed, I'm to messy for loose haha
Brushes or sponges? Brushes


OPI or china glaze? I've never used either one, but OPI as I've never heard of the other haha
Long or short? Long, I never cut them!
Acrylic or natural? Au naturel

Brights or darks? Brights
Flower or no flower? No flower.


Perfume or body splash? Perfume, Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf ♥ 
Lotion or body butter? Lotion

Body wash or soap? Body wash, soap is a recipe for disaster in the shower!
Lush or other bath company? Simple or Sanex I'm allergic to a lot of soaps :(


Jeans or sweat pants? Jeans, sweats are only for the comfort of my house!
Long sleeves or short? Long over short as I love my crisp white long sleeve shirts! 
Dresses or skirts? Dresses, they are so cute! 
Stripes or plaid? Plaid, as sometimes stripes don't suit my pear shaped figure
Flip flops or sandals? Sandals, I hate flip flops! They hurt my toe :(
Scarves or hats? Scarves, it can be too windy in the west midlands for hats sometimes haha!
Studs or dangly earrings? Dangly earrings, I can't wears studs as I stretched my ear when I was young.
Necklaces or bracelets? Necklaces!
Heels or flats? Flats, heels and me are not close friends.

Cowboy boots or riding boots? Cowboy boots, so I can dance and sing to 5, 6, 7, 8 by Steps :'D
Jacket or hoodie? Jacket 

Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe? Forever 21, I love the huge store in Birmingham!
Abercombie or Hollister? Urm Abercrombie as I prefer the name...
Saks 5th or Nordstroms? What is this haha? Saks 5th

Curly or straight? Curly, my hair is straighter than a ruler!
Bun or ponytail? Messy pony.
Bobby pins or butterfly clips? Bobby pins
Hair spray or gel? Hair spray, gel goes crunchy. Ew.
Long or short? Long, but will it ever get there? *shakes fist*
Light or dark? Light, I'm a Blondie!
Side sweep bangs or full bangs? Full, only because it looks frickin cute on Beyonce.
Up or down? Down. I only wear my hair up if it's bad weather or too greasy to do anything with. (I wash my hair only once or twice a week, I know that may have made many of you want to puke in your mouths.)


Rain or shine? Shine so I can wear my cutest clothes!
Summer or winter? Always used to be winter but its not snowy here anymore, so summer!
Fall or spring? Fall, it contains all my favourite colours.
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla, I don't like chocolate!
East coast or west coast? West!

The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? The Beatles
Jay Z or Beyonce? Queen B, she flawless. *Crown*
Love songs or breakup songs? Love songs
Backstreet Boys or 'Nsync? 'Nsync

So there we go! Comment down below with a link to your tag, as I tag all of you!

Thanks for reading :D

Keep Sparkling! xoxo

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Outfits | I have been wearing this week

Here are a few outfits that I have been wearing this week :)

Primark Cream Jumper
ASOS Mixed Floral Skater Skirt
Kukee Pinky Promise Necklace
Topshop Martie T-bar shoes

Primark Plain Black Top
ASOS Floral Print Leggings
Little Vietnam Handmade Earrings

Topshop Black Jumper,
Vintage Brown Tartan Kilt
Vintage Cameo Necklace
The Cambridge Satchel Company Oxblood Satchel

Dorothy Perkins Leather Jacket
Miss Selfridges Cropped Blue Jumper
Topshop Jersey Blue Tartan Skirt
Topshop Martie T-bar Shoes

There you go! A few outfit's that I have been loving this week! Hope to share some more with you next week!

Keep sparkling xoxo

Monday, 3 February 2014

Review | Bleach London Blullini Hair Dye

So if you've seen any of my recent Instagram pictures or my most recent video, you might have noticed that my hair is blue! This is due to the brilliant brand Bleach London. My best friend is a hairdresser and had heard through the grape vine that Bleach London products were pretty good, and so lovingly passed the information on to me! When I heard that they had so many different colours, I couldn't wait to ditch my usual wacky hair dye brand crazy colours to try this!

The design of the bottle is so cool, its quite a small bottle which is really cute but after dying my hair I still had 1/4 of the bottle left, which is great if i decide to dye it again some day. When I first came to use it I was expecting that usual ghastly smell of hair dye, but not with Bleach London! The smell is gorgeous! The colour in the bottle is more of a purple colour, but don't worry it definitely goes blue! My best friend Dan, died my hair for me so the cover of the dye was perfect but my hair being a multitude of blondes some bits did dye better than others. It also left my hair really soft which was quite surprising. 
As you can see it looks really purple!

This is how it looked straight after. 
Excuse the no make-up deal going on there!
Also my iPhone didn't really show the true colour :(

The colour it turned out to be was a very vibrant turquoise colour. Which I did love but was expecting more of a subtle blue. Fortunately, when I washed it out it turned more like the colour I wanted it to be but wasn't exactly the perfect colour I was after but it was pretty close! This colour was just a bit more green than I expected it to be.

Looking more like what I was expecting it too!

Now the staying power of this hair dye is extremely good, a month on and many washes later I'm still pretty blue! As you can see my roots have kind of washed out but the ends are still definitely blue. If you are planning on only having this hair dye for a little while then it might not be for you, BUT they do sell a washing out liquid but I haven't tried this to know if it does work, but I am planning on getting some soon as I am bored and want to you use my Rose coloured one!

The price of this hair dye was £5 but at the time I had these they were 3 for 2 in Boots which was a great offer seeing as I got 2 hair dyes and a reincarnation mask for £10! I don't think this offer is on anymore though :( Yet, I still think without this offer, the price is amazing. I would pay around £5.50 for the brand "Crazy Colour" and within 3 washes it would be like I never had it in at all. With the staying power of Bleach London I will definitely not be going back!

Overall, I would give this Bleach London Blullini 9/10! Well done Bleach London you have a very pleased customer :) The only thing to let this product down was the colour wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I did still love the colour anyway :)

Hope you enjoyed this review!

Keep Sparkiling xoxo