Monday, 21 December 2015

Cookie Recipe// Christmas


So I have found a super easy recipe for cookies. Now they are not very Christmassy but they can be made christmas through decoration and adding different spices. 



1 Cup of Sugar ( I use caster) 
1 Egg 
1 Cup of Peanut Butter ---- Or any thick flavouring, I love adding Chocolate Spread 

1) Preheat the oven at gas mark 5 and grease proof the tray

2) Add sugar and egg

3) Add flavour ( For me peanut butter) 

4) Stir and mix well until combined

5) Once finished, make mixture into small balls and place on tray. 

6) Cook for roughly 9 minutes ( my oven is quite powerful) or until cooked. 
TOP TIP- They may look uncooked however, they do cook once out of the oven. 

There you are! The simplest cookie recipe which takes all of 5 minutes to prepare. 

Let me know if you make them and what they turned out like

Gee x

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Secret Santa Ideas// Christmas


Oh the joys of secret santa! Its the one thing that I hate most of christmas period and no matter how hard I try not to get involved in them, I some how manage to get involved.

I have 2 this year and they both have different budgets. This gave me an idea to help other people out who are looking for ideas!

1) Little beauty Items// I have got one of my secret santa's a Ted Baker Lip Balm which was £5! A luxury item for quite cheap!
2) Smellies// Body spray or perfumes- all great gifts and what girls especially always have in their handbags. H&M and Superdrug have a great selection!
3) Keep sakes// Tiger have got lots of cute items for next to nothing prices- I have got two of my friends who are in my photography class a cute camera photo album
4) Writing Sets// I have got a teacher who one of my secret santa's and she always has a notebook with her! TOP TIP// Always look out and listen for ideas if you are stuck!

5) Personal// This is one of my presents from my mum and it was FREE! A perfect idea!

So there are some of my ideas for your secret santa dilemmas! I hope that helps and comment below any more ideas to help other people out :)

Gee x

Monday, 7 December 2015

Wrapping Ideas\\ Christmas


 As you may have noticed, Christmas is fast approaching! I started very early gathering and organising all the presents I needed to get and last week I finally finished.

So I thought what better time than to write my first christmas post! I have got a theme this year for how I am going to wrap and present my presents. I wanted to do something special for my friends as this is the last year that we will be together properly before its university time!


Brown wrapping paper// I got mine for a £1 for Wilko ( a supermarket-like store) in the parcel and post section
Labels// Wilko again! You get get these pretty much every where
Ribbon// Tiger as some great christmas wrapping ideas and items! Mine is white snowflakes and I have fallen in love with it!!
Christmas decorations// Tiger again! 2 for a £1!

and of course your chosen present!

Its quite easy- wrap your present and wound the ribbon around making sure that you add your label and decorations!

I love this idea and its an extra little present which they can keep forever! Let me know what you are planning on getting people for christmas

Gee x

Monday, 30 November 2015

Review | Forever Living


So if you saw my last post *HERE* then you will be expecting this post. If not and you are new then last week I wrote a First Impressions on some products given to me by an ambassador of the company, Forever Living.

This week, I am writing a review on some different products from the same company. I have been trailing these products for about a week so I understand my opinion isn't based on a long term trail but it will give a basic idea of each product.

Aloe Nourishing Serum

Product- Its quite a think toner which has a creamy feel to it. Three pumps every morning and night is recommended.

View- I love this product! Its like a drink for your skin! It makes your skin feel so soft and three pumps is needed as your skin drinks it up so fast. After applying, I found that the product would work great as a primer before your makeup as it really does smooth out your skin!

Rehydrating Toner

Product- It acts like any other toner and it works well along side the cleaner. Place the toner on a cotton pad and in circular motions, move around face until all makeup is removed.

View- I found that the smell of the product put me off and I found that it didn't remove my makeup or make my skin fell clean as well as my other toners. Overall, this is not my favourite but I love the lid of the bottle as it makes the product less messy.

Aloe Cleaner

Product- A creamy texture and follow the same instructions as the toner.

View- The smell is better than the toner and I found that there was quite a lot of product left on my face after using it- even with using a clean cotton pad to remove again. Its quite thick and I think that why.

Aloe Jojoba Shampoo

Product- its quite simple- You use this like any other shampoo

View- My mum tried this product and she loved it! My mum has shoulder length hair which she straightens everyday and since using this she doesn't have too. This is a big positive in my mum's book. You don't need a lot apparently which means that the bottle would be worth the money. She loves the conditioner also.

So that's it! My little reviewing collection of Forever Living. So far I have been loving the products and I cant wait to try some more in the future. Let me know that if you have tried Forever Living and the products you have!

Gee x  

Friday, 27 November 2015

First Impressions


So I have been working with the brand Forever Living *LINK* whose an ambassador , a friend of my mum, asked me to try some of their products. As I was given so many to try , I thought I would start with a first expressions and my opinion after one try then next week how the products worked and whether I truly liked them. Before I start, I want to make sure that it is clear that all opinions are my own and this is not an ad.

The brand is one of the biggest providers of products containing Aloe Vera. They use this due to its benefits to your skin as well as it being completely natural.

Aloe Scrub

The product description- Gentle exfoliating scrub which can be used daily and is gentle enough for use on the face. When applied, you should use your fingertips and apply in circular motions for 2-3 minutes.

Product- It has very fine exfoliating beads (?) which I feel make it less harsh on the skin. I followed the instructions on the side of the packaging, however, I feel that the recommended time of 2-3 minutes is a little far fetched especially if someone was in a rush in the morning. My skin did softer after using the product and as a whole, I would recommend this especially for people who feel that the exfoliators which harsher exfoliating beads are too harsh for their skin.

Aloe Moisturizing Lotion

The product description- Thick and creamy moisturiser. Great for very dry skin as a primer for makeup and used along side the hand and face soap ( a product sold by the company) to combat spots and any other blemishes.

Product- This product does what it says on the tin , it great for dry skin especially during these harsh winter months when my skin usually is very dry. I decided to test it on this own instead of under my foundation. But I will add a comment if it works as a primer in next weeks post. The crème is very thick however, it does get absorbed by the skin very quickly. Its great for on the go!

Tooth Gel

The product description- Fluoride free tooth gel contains Aloe which is a natural antiseptic and whitener. Great for healthy teeth and gums

Product- As you can see from the picture, its bright green however, I must say after two uses my teeth do feel cleaner and I can feel the freshness all day. Its quite a powerful minty scent and flavour and apparently its great for children too! I will like for the moisturiser add a comment next week for how I feel about the whitening statement.

Marine Mask

The product description- Clay type mask to be used once or twice a week to cleanse face and help tor educe appearance of pores and blackheads.

Product- I applied the mask and it was quite thick yet when i started to apply it turned very thin and clear. You couldn't see the mask on the skin. It recommends to keep the mask on for 15-20 and I followed this. However, sadly my skin had a bad reaction so i feel it is un fair to make any other comments. I loved the product however, my skin didn't.

So there are 4 different first impressions of Forever Living and so far I'm loving the different variety of products to chose from. Next week, there will be different products from the same brand however, how I feel about them after trying them for a week.

Let me know if you have heard or even tried the products yourself?

Gee x

Monday, 16 November 2015

Winter Look


So I have a couple of lipsticks which I have not worn yet so I thought that I would try one and I loved it . That made me think that I would write a little blog post on my perfect combination of lip products.

The two products I used were

Seventeen - Date Night LINK
Topshop Liner - Deception ( Very Similar) LINK

Both products stayed on all night and didnt move. It was the perfect colour combination that worked well with my glittery eyes ( MAC All that glitters). I also contoured and bronzed my face using a combination of smashbox contour kit and benefit hoola bronzer.

Also my outfit for the night was ASOS 

I loved my makeup and outfit (if I do say so myself) and I loved the formula of the Seventeen lipstick- Highly recommend!

Gee x

Monday, 9 November 2015

Get Ready with Me | Awards Edition


So yesterday , if you are reading this Monday, I was lucky enough to get tickets for the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards for me and my friends. It was an amazing concert and the teen heros were amazing inspirations. Also Justin Bieber performed as a surprise which no one saw coming.

Before I start, I would like to say sorry for the quality of the photo as I was planning this post and I planned to get my friends to take outfit photos for me and I totally forgot.


Bourjois Primer // LINK
MAC Studio Fix Foundation
SmashBox Eyebrow Brunette // LINK
SmashBox Shape Matters Palette// LINK
The contour Section
Eye Shadows;
Champagne - All Over the lid
Taupe  ( From the same palette however from the brow section)- In the crease
Max Factor Eye Liner- Brown // LINK
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara // LINK
And just a little bit of Lip Balm


MissGuided Crop Top - Sale Item
Topshop Dress // LINK
Black Vans

So thats my little get ready with me for the concert. I didn't go out too much with my outfit and makeup as I have been before so I know how hot it gets and how much you jump around to the artists. I had an amazing time and I recommend getting tickets as they are cheaper for the amount of artists that you get to see.

Gee x

Monday, 2 November 2015

MAC Lipstick Collection


I love my MAC lipstick collection and I like to think that every one in my collection is different. I try to buy a different color or shade every time.
I thought that since I just brought a new MAC shade that I would show you my little collection. I say little because the lipstick collections I see are huge compared.
So lets begin..

MAC Crème Cup

My first MAC lipstick and I love it to death. Its my go to nude lipstick for when I want a bit of colour. Its a pink tone and the classic your lips but better shade. I recently wore this shade for my wedding get ready for me *LINK*. I love pairing it with either a subtle lip liner or a bold to make it stand out. I would recommend this to anyone who isn't brave enough to wear a bold lip or wants to purchase a MAC Lipstick.

MAC HoneyLove

This is a light brown shade which I think is more of a winter shade and one that I will be wearing all winter. Its a matte shade too. I don't wear this shade enough to be honest as it is a lovely shade. I got this when the Kylie Jenner matte brown lip was popular and no one knew what the shade she wore was. I loved this shade when I brought it and after this post, I need to wear it more.

MAC All Fired Up

I brought this shade online so it was more of a guess buy. I must be honest and say that I have yet to wear this shade, however, I love it never the less. Its one of my most boldest lipsticks and I think that's what I'm so nervous to wear it. Its a bold matte red pink. I cant really comment much on this one.

MAC Mehr

I got this one from the recommendation of Lily Pebbles *LINK*. I love watching her videos and she has been loving this lipstick and it seems like a perfect pink shade which is in the middle of light and bold. I have yet to wear this as I have only just brought it. But I can see this becoming my go to shade. I know I said that I like to think that I buy different shades every time but I actually have a very similar shade from NYX. Again, I cant comment too much on this as its a new purchase.

MAC Pink Poodle

This is not a lipstick but a gloss. I asked for this shade thinking that it was a lipstick and I'm not a lip gloss girl but I do love the bright pink shade. Its very gloss and sadly quite sticky. Its a good gloss to put over a lipstick to add shine to any make up look.

So that my collection! I like every shade and I don't buy for the sake of buying , even though my friends would say otherwise. If you would like to see my whole collection then comment below as I have a wide range of brands from Burberry to NYX and MUA.

Gee x

Saturday, 17 October 2015

L'Oreal Infallible Foundation | Review


I have been trailing this foundation for about a week or two now and I thought that it was about time that I wrote a review.

First Impressions

I love the packaging and the size of bottle. I also love the pump that it comes with.

The shade choice was good , however, at the stand that I went to didn't have many shades to chose from. But luckily I found what I thought was my shade.

The Shade

My shade is Vanilla and that's usually what I am in foundations normally. The shade is quite yellow toned which is perfect for my skin. I would say that looking at the range of shades that it has more yellow tones so that's something to keep in mind.


You can see the brush I use in the picture, Its more of a blending brush. Its quite a thick foundation and it has a heavy coverage - maybe its too heavy for my everyday which I have been using it for. However, I think that's why it has it's 24 hour promise ( I haven't tried this yet).

I found blending it to be quite hard due to its thickness, I think that it would take some time to achieve the perfect blended finish.


Rimmel Perfect Match

The two pictures above are a comparison of my normal every day and this one.
I found that the shade was perfect for me , however, it turns quite orange once I have finished my makeup. I think this would work better with a tan and for a night out when I can take my time applying.
The thickness puts me off from wearing it everyday but for a foundation for going out, its perfect.

Let me know if you have the foundation and what your opinions are!

Gee x

Friday, 9 October 2015

Summer Clear Out Tips


As much as I didn't want summer to end and that I wanted to drag it out as much as possible, I thought that it was time to clear out all my summer clothes so I that I could make room for the new season trends.

Here are the rules I followed while clearing;

1) Shorts and Strap Tops

If I couldn't wear the shorts with tights or wear the top with a jumper , it went in the pile that I was building to put away.

2) Summer Patterns

I went through a phrase of purchasing anything with floral and tropical patterns as they were one of my favourite trends of the summer. This included the cropped trousers in this *POST*.

3) Organisation

Folding all the clothes away into a suitcase ready to be put away; This is your final chance to make sure that you hadn't missed anything

4) The fun bit

This is my favourite part-- The part where you see what items that you are missing from your new season wardrobe.

So I hoped that these tips and tricks help you with your new wardrobe! Let me know the best shops to find new season clothing.

Gee x

Monday, 28 September 2015

Clean faced | Get UN Ready With Me


So as the title suggests, I will be showing you how I take me make up off instead of putting on as I usually do. I have normal to combination skin and I get the old couple of blemishes every now and then.

Here is a picture of my everyday makeup which I wear to school (If you would like a get ready with me - school edition comment below). 

This is the makeup that I will be removing with the following products;

Clinique Cleansing Wash *LINK*
Boots Face Wash with Active Charcoal (Highly Recommend) *LINK*
Nivea Cleanser *LINK*
Simple Facial Toner *LINK*
Benefit Tripe Moisture Cream ( Good for spot-pron skin) *LINK*
Simple Eye Gel *LINK*
Lip Balm *LINK*

And here is the finished result;

I believe that I have found a good balance of products which work best for my skin. 

Let me know some of the best products you use for your skin as I'm willing to try some new possible. 

Gee x

Saturday, 26 September 2015

100th POST


So thats the hundredth time , I have written Cooee , how mad!

I thought that I would do a small post celebrating that fact that this is my 100th post.

I never thought that my blog would last this long and I have had good responses from you , the readers as well as from social media. I even wrote for one of my A levels about blogging ad my passion for it.

One of my favourite posts has to be the ...
A week in Pictures *LINK*
Tartan Style *LINK*

I will always recommend blogging to anyone who wishes to write out their thoughts , whether it be about makeup, a sport or reviews. Its a great way to spend time for yourself and a better way to meet people.

One of the things , I look forward to every week is knowing that people are willing to read about  my tutorials or reviews on fashion , makeup or lifestyle and this is what has driven me for the past year or so.

I understand this isn't my usually post but I wanted to remember this post for the future.

Gee x 

Monday, 21 September 2015

Wedding Edition | GRWM

I recently went to a wedding so I thought that I would show my hair, outfit and makeup for the day. I was attending the wedding all day so my hair and makeup had to last which it did, although that might be due to the amount of hairspray I had in my hair.
The day was beautiful and the bride looked stunning. It was at a local venue to me which was beautiful and the weather made it all better.
So I started with my hair, I curled my hair and then pinned it so that the curl would cool before I took them out. By doing it this way, the curl will last longer as it has cooled as a curl rather than cooling and falling out. Then I pulled all my hair around to one side and then clipped it. It wasn't the look I wanted but it worked with my outfit.
My make up had to last all day as well as not looking too cakey. (I know its a lot of makeup) I used a mix of the high end and drug store. I have listed my makeup as its easier than doing it step by step;

Smashbox Primer
Benefit Primer
MAC Studio Fix Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Smashbox Brow Shadows
Benefit Gimme Brow
Rimmel Eye Shadow Primer
MAC Amber Lights (All over the lid) (Great for blue eyes)
Makeup Revolution Palette- Darkest Pink Shade In crease (The dupe for Urban Decay)
MAC Quarry (On the outer Corner)
Individual Lashes (Don't known Brand)
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Benefit Holla Bronzer
Nars Highlight
MAC Studio Fix Powder
Younique Pouty Lip Liner
Benefit Benetint
MA Crème Cup

The outfit was from a brand called Little Mistress and I had a nightmare getting this dress! Everytime I went to order it my size went out of stock. I probably needed the size below but with the amount of trouble it took to get this dress, I didn't want to risk it.

The shoes and bag are both from Kurt Geiger. The shoes were so comfortable and I stay in them right up until the last hour when I needed to change into some flat so that I could dance with family.

So that's my wedding get ready with me, I hope you liked it! Are you going to a wedding? Let me know

Gee x

Monday, 7 September 2015

Colour Pop | Eye Makeup


So I found an image on Facebook and it was of similar eye makeup. I loved the brown lid with the bright blue under eye. However, I wished to make it more of an everyday manageable look. I wanted the blue under liner to be noticeable however not too bold.

 I used a mix of cream and powder eye shadow to create this look which for me is a first as I usually use powder.

I used all drug store makeup for this look.

BASE- Rimmal Scandeleyes 006 Rich Russet *LINK*
OVER LID- Revlon Taupe (Statin) My newest addition to my collection and I love the idea of creating my own palette using all the colours which I know I will love *LINK*
BOTTOM LASH- MUA Fog ( From the Ever After Palette) *LINK SIMILAR*
Liner- Umberto Giannini
Mascara- MUA Extreme Lash *LINK*
I hoped that you liked this look and let me know what your favourite combination of colours you like to use on your eyes.
Gee x

Monday, 31 August 2015

A Week In Pictures


So I thought that since I was going on a mini break as well as going out with some friends that I would show you my week in pictures.

My week started off with travelling to York to visit my family. It took my roughly 5 hours of travelling on my own.  Then once I got home, I went out with my friends to the fun fair/ theme park Dreamland.

 At Kings Cross - I nearly missed my train!!!
This is the prettiest bus stop I have ever seen!
We went to watch the new film Paper Towns

The lanes which lead to .....
My first time eating at Bills- Would recommend!
Went on a quick shopping trip which lead to me finding a cute park
The next day (once I was home) I went to Margate's Dreamland, a fun fair/ theme park
I thought that the food court looked very old fashion with food stalls and band stands
Me and the girls enjoying fish and chips
There was lots of photo booths so we decided try and fit 5 people in the shot
Here is me with everyone's cameras and hands trying to get some good pictures of the view
Waiting for the girls to get a drink, we decided to check out the children's ride
Here are all our photo booth photos! If we are in the area, I would recommend going as the beach is one of the nicest and it was a great day out!

I understand that this was a it different from my usual posts but I wanted to remember this week as it is coming to the end of my summer holidays.

Gee x