Wednesday, 27 December 2017

What I've Learnt In 2017

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Today is the last day, and my last post, of the year. 2017 has been a crazy year, on a global scale and in my life, too. There was lots of family and personal change, as I completed my A-Levels and began my gap year. I'm getting used to being out of education, becoming my own best friend, working and taking a break before figuring out what I want to do after my gap year. With all that being said, here are 5 things that I have learnt in 2017...

Sunday, 24 December 2017

5 Quotes About Living In The Moment

As it's Christmas Eve, I doubt that reading blog posts will be the first thing on people's minds, so this post is going to be short but sweet! Christmas is the time to celebrate love, family and be present with our loved ones. After the crazy build up is over, we all look forward to relaxing on Christmas Day. Therefore, here are five quotes about living in the moment. Have a read of these, and then go and enjoy Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful time.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Top Albums of 2017

Every once in a while, I will post about music on my blog, and include it in my monthly favourites. So many albums have come out this year, and I am going to round up my favourites in this post. There were albums where several artists made their comebacks, as well as brilliant debut albums. There is a range of pop, R&B, hip-hop and alternative music, and the albums are listed in the order that they were released. So, if you're interested, keep reading!


Sunday, 17 December 2017

Favourite Things About Christmas

This Sunday, the Christmas posts continue. If you missed my Christmas Wishlist post, you can read it here. However, this post is a list of my fave things about the festive season. Christmas is only two weeks away, so here it what I love about this time of year. It's an amazing time of year that brings so many people together, and everywhere looks so pretty.


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Christmas Wishlist 2017

Today's post is rather exciting, as I'll be sharing my Christmas list for this year. I've written quite a few wishlist post over the years, but I've never written a Christmas one, so here it is. I might do another beauty gift guide soon, but this wishlist might help you as a gift guide for yourself or others. There seems to be a pink, black and metallic theme going on here, which wasn't intentional, I promise!

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Ways To Feel Good In Winter

It can be hard to feel good in Winter. Apart from the magic of Christmas bringing good energy to the season, the weather and darker evenings can really get us down, physically and emotionally. While you could sit around and long for summer days to come back, you could make the most of this time to relax and indulge in all things warm and cosy. I really like Autumn and Winter, so I've come up with some tips to help us feel good in the colder months of the year...


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

November Favourites

It's November Favourites time! Here's what I've been enjoying this month in the world of beauty, skincare, music and lifestyle...

Sunday, 26 November 2017

20 Things That Make Me Happy

For this Sunday's post, I thought I'd keep things simple and positive. This is a list of 20 things that make me happy, I hope it inspires you to think of things that make you happy to. It's amazing to set goals and forward to the future. We live in a society that's always so focused on what's next, but it's essential to be present and grateful for what you already have...


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Four Things To Remember If You're Having A Bad Day

On those days where you feel a bit low, you need little bit of encouragement to feel okay. Sometimes you can't help but be in a bad mood. People do have it worse, but that doesn't mean you won't have any problems at all. It's normal and it's human nature. These are the things that I remind myself, or that other people have said to me, that I keep in my mind whenever a bad day comes around.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

My Thoughts on Blogging in 2017

My thoughts and feelings about blogging have been building up for quite some time. Despite being a smaller blogger, I've seen a lot of change. Blogging has gone from a hobby to a full-blown industry, it can be confusing and quite overwhelming. This post is about how I've accepted this change and how my blog has adapted to the times in a positive way. I feel like a lot of people could relate to this post, and I hope you know that you are not alone.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

A Little November Haul

Less than a month after my October Haul, here I am with one for November. My birthday was at the end of November, so that's one of the best excuses to treat yourself, right? This haul is much more focused on fashion, but there is one beauty product that I'm so happy to finally have in my collection. You may have already seen it in the photo above! Anyway, let's get on with this haul!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Makeup Revolution x Sophdoesnails

I find it so exciting when youtubers and bloggers collaborate with brands. It's amazing to see how far the online/creative space has come in just a few years. One recent collaboration is between youtuber Sophdoesnails and drugstore brand Makeup Revolution. They have created one eyeshadow palette and one highlighter palette. A you can tell by the title, I happen to have the highlighter palette. I have been searching for new highlighter for a while, to this seemed ideal. Here is my review...

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Pamper Evening Essentials

Weekends are the perfect time to unwind. One thing many people may enjoy is a relaxing pamper evening - especially now that the colder, darker evenings are here. It's time to soak in a warm bubble bath, and take care of your body and mind. Of course, the perfect pamper evening involves lovely products to treat yourself with. Ones with gorgeous scents that make you feel refreshed and relaxed. You also might want to escape with your fave book/TV show/film. From bath bombs to face masks, here are the products that I'll be using this weekend..

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

October Favourites

All good things must come to an end, and October is now behind us. It was a pretty good and busy month, but now were closer and closer to the festive season. For this post, I'll be sharing my favourite products and things that I've enjoyed throughout the 10th month of the year...

Sunday, 29 October 2017

19 Favourite Quotes

I love reading quotes. If you're having a bad day or feeling uninspired, reading the right quote at the right time can really help to lift your mood. No matter how cheesy they are, some words really speak to us. Yesterday was my 19th birthday, and although many people choose to write what they've learnt when it's close to their birthday, I feel like sharing some of my favourite quotes instead. Perhaps the quotes will represent what I've learnt. Anyway, here are 19 of my favourite quotes...


Monday, 23 October 2017

8 Fun Facts About Scorpios

Do you like astrology? Personally, I think it's fun and I believe people have certain personality traits that relate to their zodiac sign. Some of you may be aware that today start of Scorpio Season, which just so happens to be my sign, as I was born on 28th October. Therefore, I thought there was no better post to write than a fun little post about Scorpio's...

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A Little October Haul

For today's post, I thought I'd round up some cute things that I've bought so far this October. There is one fashion item, as well as a bit of drugstore beauty. I don't post hauls very often, so this is a nice change. Keep reading to find what's in this haul..


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Where I Find Inspiration

A while ago, I wrote a post about how I stay inspired with blogging. It was all about things I do or thoughts I keep in my mind whenever I feel like I've run out of ideas. However, with this post I'm going to share where I find inspiration, specific things I reach for or go to. Whether it's in real life or online, every has places where they go to for inspiration. If you haven't found it yet, i hope this post can help in some way. Here are my top 5...

Sunday, 8 October 2017

The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin Range

When I saw this range whilst scrolling through Instagram, I knew I needed it this A/W. It sounded like the perfect scent for this season. It's the limited edition Vanilla Pumpkin range from The Body Shop. Now that it's here, and I've used it quite a bit, I'm more than happy to post a review today...


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Autumn Candles Haul

In the warm-up to Autumn, I purchased some candles. Now that I've started burning them, I thought it was time for a little haul. If you're a fan of warm, spicy, autumnal scents then keep reading..


Sunday, 24 September 2017

5 Things To Do This Autumn

It's officially Autumn! The leaves are changing outside my window, I've got a pumpkin spice candle burning in my room and I've already had my 1st PSL of the year. But the seasonal vibes just keep on coming. There is a list of things I'd like to do to make this season even more cosy. Some of them may carry on into winter, as the colder it gets, the cosier the better! Keep reading for my little autumn to-do list...


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

My Favourite Bloggers & Youtubers

The blogging & YouTube industry is full of so many amazing creators. There are people who have inspired me for years, and continue to inspire me every single day. From the content they produce, to their personality & style, to their work ethic, to how they treat others in the blogging community, there's so much to think about when I think of my favourite creators! Although the industry is huge now, and blogging drama is more common, the people I look up to the most have a very positive influence on the community. It's so important to be nice and just do your own thing. Here is my list of five creators who I absolutely love.


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Autumn 2017 Wishlist

This A/W I have seen some amazing pieces on the high street. From traditional Autumn prints and colours, to items that nail this season's trends. There is such a variety of styles right now, which makes dressing for this season so much more interesting. This wishlist has a mix of preppy, casual and trendy pieces. Have a look at what I've got my eye on for Autumn 2017...


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

5 Things I'm Looking Forward To

Because I was away for the first week of September, it only feels like the month has begun this week! Even though summer is over, I feel like there's still so much to look forward to. It's the beginning of a new season and these next few months are all about a new academic year and reflecting/celebrating the past year as a whole. Here is a list of five things I'm looking forward to over the next few months...


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Taking A Little Break

Tomorrow I am jetting off to Tenerife for a week away with the girls and I couldn't be more excited. With my hours increasing at work and life getting pretty busy, I've found it hard to make time for blogging which made me feel really bad. Instead of getting stressed about having a million things to do, I've decided to take a week out of blogging to enjoy my holiday and start fresh when I get back. It feels like to right thing to do. I will still post pics on Instagram, but Twitter may be bit more quiet for the next week or so.


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

5 Tips to Help with Confidence

I've always found it difficult to be confident, and I don't believe that everyone is 100% confident all the time. We're human. Slowly but surely, my confidence has definitely grown, but I'm no way near perfect. There are things that I have to remind myself everyday in order to be more confident, and I'm happy to share them in a blog post today.


Sunday, 20 August 2017

Palettes I Need to Use More

Do you ever have palettes in your make up collection that you love, but just don't use? These are the palettes that I need to use more.


Friday, 18 August 2017

Why I Love Blogging

A while ago I wrote a post about how to stay inspired with blogging. One of the tips I mentioned was to think about why you love to blog. With whatever hobby/job you have, I think it's so important to be passionate about it, especially if it's something that involves being creative. The reasons to why I blog are simple, and some of them are more meaningful. I keep these in mind every time I'm planning a post, or when I'm thinking of new ideas.


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Morphe Palette Collection

Morphe are well known for their brushes and huge selection of palettes available. From eyes to blush to contour, their selection is endless. The pigmentation is amazing and their colours are gorgeous, so bound to find the perfect palette for you. I thought I'd show you the palettes I have in my collection...

The palettes I have are the 35O Nature Glow Palette and the 35K Colour Koffee palette. They both have 35 shades and are £22.50 each. They are definitely worth the money because you get such a wide selection of colours for just over £20. They are both very pigmented and you can create an endless amount of looks with them.

The biggest difference between these palette is obviously the colours. The 35O palette is very warm and inspired by colours of a sunset. It reminds of late summer and autumn, with lighter warm shades, oranges, lots of brown and a bit of burgundy. However, the 35K has more neutral and cool tones, inspired by colours of coffee. There is a selection of light shades, brown and some blue and grey toned shades. This palette would be great for everyday neutrals, and the overall colour palette reminds me of winter. The 35O is my favourite out of these palettes, but they are both stunning!

There is my little summary of Morphe palettes. As I said earlier, the selection is endless so I will leave the link here if you want to look at more Morphe palettes. Let me know if you have any Morphe palettes, or whether you've heard of them.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

How I Stay Inspired With Blogging

With any passion, job or hobby, every once in a while it can be hard to stay inspired. Blogging is no exception. You've got to be consistent and original, so when you're not feeling very inspired it's pretty tough. Inspiration can come from anywhere. A place, a change of thought or a conversation can generate a ton of ideas. There are some practicals ways, as well as thoughts to keep in mind, that I use when I'm feeling uninspired. I hope these can help other bloggers too.

1. Think about why you love your passion. What made you start your blog in the first place? What do you love writing about - fashion, beauty, food, travel? Do you prefer writing, or photography, or both? Go back to basics and think about why you want to blog, and the how will come later.

2. Have a vision board. Whether it's a pinboard, a photo wall or a scrapbook, having a vision board full of things that make you feel inspired gives you something to look at every day. Your dream home, memories, your favourite quotes, fashion inspiration, just fill it up with what ever you want. Social media sites like Tumblr and Pinterest can be used to create an online vision board, my Tumblr is constantly changing! You can also save photos on instagram now and sort them into different collections, like a mini Pinterest.

4. Ask others for support. Send a tweet or an instagram post asking your followers what they would like to see. Have a chat to someone close to you, whether they're into blogging or not. Look for blog posts that are about post ideas. It's totally okay to ask for help if you're feeling uninspired. Just one spark can start a fire, and one conversation can lead to so many ideas.

5. Follow people/surround yourself with people who inspire you. Social media can be a nasty place, but it can also be an inspiring place, so always support other bloggers with kind messages and comments. Follow bloggers who have a real, positive influence on you. Read their blog posts and watch their videos. Seeing your favourite creators doing what they do best can be so inspiring, especially if you can see how passionate they are.

6. Keep up with what's going on. I'm not saying you have to write a post just because something is on trend, because if it's not for you that's completely okay. However, it's important to be involved with the blogging community. If there are any new products loads of people are raving about, or if there are issues that many bloggers are discussing, it could inspire you to write a blog post. Your blog must be original, but keeping up with the blogging world may help you be more inspired and consistent.

7. Don't lose ideas - write them down, work on them etc. I always write any blog ideas I have. Once they're gone, they might not come back! Sometimes you have to sit down and think about blog posts you want to write, and sometimes ideas can come out of the blue. Once you've created a list of ideas over time, you may feel inspired to write again. If your ideas are all over the place, with no specific posts in mind, simply writing a mind map of words/phrases is a good start.

Do you ever struggle with finding inspiration? How do you like to stay inspired?

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Summer Wishlist: New Look

There are some lovely pieces in New Look at the moment, so I knew a wishlist would be coming soon. This wishlist is small, but it has items that look so fun to style. Some of them would also be summer basics for years to come, whereas a few are inspired by the trends this summer!

 My style is very casual and basic, but also preppy and feminine. I love basic pieces that can also look really stylish, such as the white embroidered shirt, which could be worn with a skirt or jeans the perfect smart-casual outfit.

Stripes never go out of style, and there are quite a few stripy items in this wishlist! The wide leg cropped trousers are so stunning, they would look so good with a plain white t-shirt or crop top! I also love the stripy playsuits and the dress in the middle, just one of these could make an outfit. They would look so nice on holiday or any summer day/occasion. All you need are some sandals, a small bag and some sunnies!

Slogan t-shirts have been everywhere this season, so I had to include on in this post, the one in the top right corner says 'Lucky', and you could style this in so many ways. You could even style it with the pleated trousers below, I've also floral trousers everywhere this summer. I like that these ones are black because they would go with so many tops, but there are some bright red ones available if you want a pop of colour.

That rounds up my short but sweet summer wishlist. I'd love to know whether you like any of these items, and what you've enjoyed wearing this season!

Sunday, 30 July 2017

July Favourites

Here are the beauty, fashion and lifestyle favourites I've been loving throughout July.


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lip Colour

This summer I really needed some lightweight, non-matte lipstick options. I wanted something that was easy to wear and moisturising. After wearing liquid lipsticks for so long, it was time to switch things up a bit. As much as I love them, I was wearing them too much and they started to feel uncomfortable during the warmer weather. The Revlon Ultra HD Lip Colours were just what I needed! They have become my favourite lip products this summer, keep reading to find out why.


Sunday, 23 July 2017

4 Ways to Pick Yourself Up

We all have those days where we feel down and don't want to do anything. It can be so easy to slip into a negative mindset, but there are subtle thing you can do to pick yourself up and try to make the day a bit more positive.

1. Get ready - Feeling fresh and ready for the day can really lift your mood, even if your staying at home. Changing out of your PJs and into clean loungewear, and cleaning your face can wake you up. You could also put on some make up and paint your nails, anything to make you feel more put together!

2. Get outside - I'm an introvert, but I can feel so restless if I've been at home for too long. Spending time with nature is very beneficial - simply having some time in the garden, going out for a walk can feel so calming and refreshing. Getting out and about by yourself or with your loved ones can feel so nice.

3. Music - This is my favourite way to pick myself up. I have no musical talent, but nothing makes me happier than putting on my favourite music when I'm feeling down. Pick some tunes and chill out or have a little dance to your favourite music.

4. Smell the roses - Light a candle, spray some perfume or surround yourself with fresh flowers. A little burst of happiness can come from something that smells nice and fresh.

How do you like to pick yourself up when you're feeling down?

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Rimmel London Insta Duo Contour Stick

Personally, one of the make up trends I've never got on board with is contouring. I always thought it wouldn't suit my face shape, or that I was to pale to try it. I also didn't get on with contouring palettes. If I wanted to contour, I just wanted something easy and fuss free.


Sunday, 16 July 2017

My Evening Routine

Sleep is very important, and there are some tips I stick to for a calming evening routine. You need sleep for your body and mind to recharge, and to get some beauty sleep. It's important for me to take my time to wind down in the evenings. It's the time to prep my skin, get cosy and escape from the outside world. Comfort is essential!  If you want to know the tips that I have adapted to my evening routine, keep reading.


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Summer Primark Haul

I must admit that I'm not the best at summer shopping. I much prefer jumpers, jeans, boots and all the warm clothes of Autumn and Winter. However, it's summer now and I'm trying to embrace all the seasons this year, even if I do prefer one to the other. Life is about living in the present after all! I'm also going on holiday to Tenerife at the end of the summer, so that makes summer even more exciting. With that being said, I took myself to Primark to pick up some summer bargains.


Sunday, 9 July 2017

L'oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara

Today's post is a review about the L'oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara. This is their latest mascara release and seems to be getting pretty good reviews, so I thought I'd try it out for myself. My thoughts on this so far are very positive, so keep reading to find out why...


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

My Go-To Eyeshadow Palettes

I share a room with my sister, and we decided to combine our collection of eyeshadows to create a bigger one. Now we have a collection with the likes of Urban Decay, Too Faced, Morphe and Revolution. There are some palettes that I reach for more than others, so I thought that I'd share them in this post.


Sunday, 2 July 2017

June Favourites


Here's the round up of everything I've been enjoying this month - beauty, hair, skincare and lifestyle! This month clearly shows a lot of love for the drugstore, as I've found some real gems that will probably become staples in my make up collection. There's also some drugstore skincare that shows you don't have to break the bank to look after your skin. After that, there's a little round up of some lifestyle things and events I've been enjoying too.


Thursday, 29 June 2017

What I'm Looking Forward To

Hello again. It's been a while since my last blog post, but now that exams are over I have so much more time to blog! I have big dreams for this blog and I've got quite a few exciting things coming up, so I thought I'd write a post about what I'm looking forward to, at least until the end of the year!


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