Wild Wednesday- Institute of Photography course

Hey Soapies,

I love photography and some of you may see that I have a photography blog – sophielaurenphotographyuk . I recently started a course on the institute of photography and I am so happy with the way it is written and taught too you.

Its so much easier than the open university and you have a tutor who speaks too you and monitors your work. You can pay monthly or upfront and will get a certificate if its a diploma. I love my course so far.

Have you done an online course and what do you think of them?

lots of love,

soapso xoxo

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Sleepy Sunday – trying new cheap make up

Hey soapies ,

So I went into home bargains which is amazing ! If you have not been in it it’s worth a look ( don’t grab a basket you will leave with a bag full ! ) . They also have an online website which does not have everything but some of their products on there .

Now I did a bit of a bad thing for me I bought some cheap 99p make up and the reason why it’s bad is because those of you who remember know the last time I used cheap 99p make up ( mascara – w7) it caused me too become allergic too mascara haha ! But I did try again this time with lipstick and foundation.

Now I used the Olivia hale make up and I bought a lipstick which I thought would wow . A rich purple ! ( lush colour !) . The packaging is not much different too maybeline however the product you can tell is cheap. The lipstick is hard too apply as the top is tiny . Probably best too use a lip brush but it’s still annoying and the product easily smudges … huge problem when all you had was a drink but it looks like you’ve kissed about 20 times ! Soo sadly what I thought would be my next make up sensation isn’t .

But …

I bought the Olivia Hale foundation and oh too the m g it’s great . It’s just like my mac make up , very similar colour and texture and is great for all over coverage . The top is in fact easier than most foundations as it’s a tube top . I really recommend this foundation and is the best cheap foundation . It out does my Poundland foundation .

What’s your cheap products your amazed with ? Let me know xo love Soap x

I’ve just spent nearly £100 at new look on jeans … am I crazy ???

Hey soapies ,

So today my order came from new look ( ordered two days ago ) it was a signed for delivery but I only paid £3 so I was pretty impressed especially as I didn’t want my beautiful jeans lost .. Imagine that ? Actually don’t it’s heartbreaking not just too me but my bank account . So today I’m going too talk through my top 5 jeans that I bought from new looks website .

I am a uk size 10 in jeans tops is a different subject recently I fitted in size 10 kids .. yes that’s age 10!! I like new look jeans because I feel their jeans last and are super comfortable. I mean my mum bought me my skinny’s three years ago and they still haven’t lost their shape and my work black trousers never go out of shape ( all 6 of them are pretty good … there was a deal .. please don’t judge ! ) .

So anyway ( back too the topic Soap please ) my top jeans for me was the Jenna skinny ankle grazer . It has embroiled flowers on it and it’s super warm and comfortable . They are kinda perfect for those days you wanna grab your vans and just go too the beach ( if you didn’t know I’m also a vans fan ! ) these jeans fit perfect and were £30 but honestly it is £30 not waisted ! I got my student discount so all the jeans went down from £101 too £81 and that works out £16 a pair .

The second fav for me is the Hallie high waisted super skinny jeans . Now I love the feel of these jeans they are cosy and they feel like proper jeans not the normal trashy stuff you buy in cheap places . Unfortunately I made a small error by ordering tall when I’m a 5 ft 2 kinda girl ( yes I got basket happy and ended up not looking up the info .. I always go by the looks of the product AND forget too check the details . Anyone else suffer from this ?) . So anyway they are perfect for a tall girl otherwise you ended up with these like lumps of jeans at the bottom of your leg . I’m keeping mine for comfort reasons . They would of cost £22.99 and In terms of material and the way they fit they are sooooo worth it !

Next up is the Jenna skinny in black . Now these are ankle grazer style and have the cut bottoms which I kinda thought from the online pic but it was hard too gather . I love these ones they are just perfectomoi ( no idea if that’s a word .. do apologise if it’s a bad one too! ) . Now these are for more summer I’d suggest as the materials lighter and they feel all together more lighter .. put it this way if you wore these in Iceland you would have hypothermia in 5 seconds . They would of been £15.99 and I can see why there is less detailing in them and they are much cheaper fabric but on the hand better than rival companies like Matalan’s materials for similar products .

Next up is the super skinny India in blue jeans . They are from new look petite and they do fit perfectly for a small girl . I initially picked them up and said outload no they are not gonna fit . The reason I thought that is because the hips look like a size 4 so do not go into melt down like I did as you try them on you find they fit you and kinda stretch to your shape . The material is nice and they fit nice on the bum so pretty good pair I’d say for £22.99

Last but not least is the Hallie highwaisted super skinny in black now these jeans are a nice material and are nice once you have done the dance too get them on. The bottoms for me are a nightmare too get your feet through and the top button digs in however they have got a wow factor once you are wearing them . Just be prepared for the two minute dance too get them on . These were £19.99 .

So overall I am still a major new look jeans fan and would highly recommend them . Have a look online and try something new . You can have collection from a local store or collection from a new look store or delivery too your house . Make a new you and grab some bargains . Tell me your jeans and new look experiences below ❤️lots of love Soap xoxox 😘

My new super cool Radley watch

Hi soapies,

If you know me you know that I love animals and Radley too. Radley is a brand from the uk which offers luxury items all with a little scotty dog either on or in them (not a literal dog… I wish!).For my 21st my 2nd oldest but not oldest sister … I made that complex… one of my sisters bought me a Radley watch.

I have never ever bought a Radley watch but oh my goodness its amazing. The dial is easy too read, the watch is lightweight and just like all Radley watches it comes with the little scotty dog attached too it.

This watch is nearly £60 but honestly its a necessity. You can wear it with anything. Tell me what Radley products you have and love.

lots of love,

Soap xxo

The meals verdict – 10/10?

Okay well tonight’s meal was super delicous however the portions would suit more a single person as they shrunk once cooking . Very delicious but purely based on the portion sizes I wouldn’t buy again . It also left my dish in a state lookI used the antibacterial fairy which was 80p from savers on it and it’s all come up pretty well. Antibacterial washing up liquid was not only cheap and works fab it’s also stopping us from getting all these horrible colds everyone has . What washing up liquid do you use and let’s here your washing up tips on sparkling dishes . Love lots soap xx

Wednesday – emotional brilliance powder by lush 

Hey soapies ,

So first off .. this is a weird name for a product ? Anyone else think that? But secondly lush do powder make up ? Hellll yes !!! 

The one I have is a tester and it suits my skin ( which is weird for me !). It gives me a nice glow that looks suitable for work. This thin powder can be used on its own or over your liquid foundation.

Have you bought this product , let me know.

Love soap xx