Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Reflecting on 2014

At the start of every year, I make new years resolutions! And to be honest with you, they never work. However I made one resolution at the start of this year and I have kept it throughout 2014, which makes me very proud.


 
 
At the start of this year, I made a jar with the word 2014 on it and I told myself that every time something good happens, I would make a note of it and read them all on new years eve and not before! Which I have done! Before I read these earlier today, I could not remember what I wrote down. Its now new years eve, And I can't express how happy I am to be able to do this.
 
Here are some of my highlights of 2014:

I was in a school production of we will rock you- 12th-14th July
I got my first ever GCSE result, which was a B in English language
I had a amazing week doing work experience 30th-4th July
I met up with my family, who I had never seen before- June 28th
I got some of my GCSE results- 1 A* And two B's - August 21st
I went to ikea for the first time ever- May 30th  
I Went to see the woman in black in theatre - 28th November
I watched the lion king the musical- 4th April
I had a amazing holiday in Devon- 9th- 16th August
 
Not only have a managed to keep to a new years resolution for once but I have some thing that I can always look back on and reflect on 2014. When someone asks, if you had a good year, I never know what to say as I can't remember. But with this jar, I can whole heartily say I have had a wonderful year and I can't wait for 2015.
 
 
I am most certainly going to be doing another one of these for the new year ( and you never know I could be making a very similar post to this one next year) 
 
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe start to the new year
Thanks for reading x ♡♥
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Saturday, 27 December 2014

What I got for Christmas 2014!

Hello all!
I hope you all had a amazing Christmas day and boxing day! If you don't celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a lovely day! Today I am going to show you what I got for Christmas! ( I am of course not trying to brag, sorry if this sounds so cliché)
 
 
 

 
 
My main present this year, is my new laptop! its amazing, I love windows 8


My second main present this year, was a tablet and a case! ( sorry about the poor photo, the lighting was shoddy)
 


 
I got two DVD'S; home alone and the woman in black! two of my favourite films!
 
 





 
I got three different soap and glory sets including the big £60 one! I didn't take pictures of all the items, but expect to see them featured in favourites and reviews. 
 
 
I love getting things for my room!


I was literally over the moon to open these two items!
 



 
I am so obsessed with VW campervans!

 
these necklaces are all so pretty, I also got some super pretty earrings- which I cropped out
 
 
In the sales, after Christmas I picked up a topshop lip bullet and nail polish and a ted baker nail polish and lip gloss set! I also bought a blouse from next, which will feature in a upcoming OOTD
 

 
Thank you so much reading x
I hope you got everything you wanted, but if you didn't it does not matter because Christmas is about spending time with family- which can't be brought from a shop :}
 


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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Christmas Day OOTD

Hey Guys!
 
Todays post is going to be very quick one! I am just going to be showing you what I wore on
Christmas day!
 
 
 
 

 

 
  
Dress- Boohoo
Blazer- Primark
Shoes- BHS
Bag- Kipling

Thanks for reading x
I hope you had a lovely Christmas x

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Monday, 22 December 2014

what have I been loving Recently...

Hello All!
 
I wouldn't typically do these once a month, but throughout December I been loving quite a lot of different things. I am currently planning on doing something special for the end of the month instead of a favourites post!

 
 
I don't normally mention any Apps in my favourites post, but I have been loving two in particular this month; circle and stick hero. Both of which are games, that are free. They are both very easy to play but also slightly addictive.

 

 
I have been loving a whole host of different music this month however some songs that particularly stand out to me while scrolling through my spotfiy include; fireball by pitball, outside by Calvin Harris and the whole 'wanted on voyage' album by Georg Ezra.



I treated myself to some new shoes recently, which I am absolutely obsessed with! I think they will look great with some skinny jeans and a nice top. They are currently in the sale at £8 from Matalan


 
 My lips this month have been awfully dry but I think this trio of lip balms have really helped my lips. They are the Maybelline babylips in hydrate and peach kiss. I have also been using this Nivea lip balm as well.


My last item in this post is a book. I never normally would have time to read however I picked up the Ed Sheeran book this month and I am absolutely in love! I think it is made so well and the pictures are so glossy! I would definitely recommend it to any Ed Sheeran fans, like myself!



Thanks for reading!
I hope you all have a amazing Christmas!

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Christmas Tag!

Hello All!
I was Tagged by the lovely Jess in the Christmas Tag! I can officially say that next week it will be Christmas, how exciting!
 
 
1. What is your favourite Christmas film?
My favourite Christmas film would have to be home alone! Its a classic, that never gets old- No mater how many times you watch it!
2. What is your favourite Christmas drink?
I don't think I particularly have a favourite Christmas drink. I am not a huge fan of hot chocolate so I would have to say Whitards of Chelsea Tea.
3. Does your family have any Christmas traditions?
We always watch the polar express, normally while wrapping up Christmas presents. Another tradition is that my mother has always made me a stocking, which I love and I always open before breakfast.
4. What time do you wake up on Christmas day?
I used to wake up super early when I was young but I will probably open my stocking at 8:00am
5.Ever had a white Christmas?
I don't think so no.
6. Is your tree real or fake?
unfortunately no its fake. However I would love a real tree.
7. What is your favourite Christmas song?
This is a hard question. I do like Elvis Presley's Christmas albums and also a bit of Michael bubble.
8. What is your favourite colour combination of Christmas decorations?
Red and Gold! I think it looks the most classy and sophisticated
9. Have made a Gingerbread house?
Nope!
10. Favourite part of the Christmas dinner?
I would have to say stuffing or the roast potatoes.
11. What is your Christmas day fashion?
I would wear a nice dress and a blazer. Probably a Tartan smock dress.
12. Do you open your presents before or after dinner?
I open my stocking before breakfast and the presents under the tree before dinner.
 
Thank you for reading x
I tag anyone who has not done it already x  
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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide // Girls

This will be my second gift guide post. I love doing these a lot. If you have a younger sister or a friend and didn't know what to get her. Then maybe some of these will help you.
 
 
Starting from Top left//
Sleek 7 piece makeup brush set// Boots // £12.99 
Tangle teezer compact// Urban outfitters// £12
Maybelline babylips electro lip balm// boots// £2.99 each
Lace Trim ankle socks// Topshop// £3.50
Bird decoration// Primark // £2.00
candy Mountain //Lush/ £2.50 each
Christmas slippers// Primark// £2.50
Nails in buttermilk// Topshop/ £5
Floral bow headscarf// newlook/ £2.99
 
Thanks for reading x
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Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide// stocking fillers

 
 
Topshop lip bullet // Topshop £5
Topshop Lipstick // Topshop £8
Beanie // River Island
Mine pie lipblams// urban outfitters £3 
Pug Hottie // Topshop
Tie dye kit // urban outfitters £12
Doughnut clutch bag // Newlook
Basketball socks // urban outfitters £6
EOS lipblams // urban outfitters £6
 
 
Thanks for reading xx 
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Monday, 1 December 2014

Non Beauty Favourites | November

Today I thought I would do a ' non beauty favourites blogpost' as inspired by Estee and Gabby on youtube.
 
Recently I have been loving listening to Christmas Cd's & vinyl. My favourites have to be Elvis & The rat pack. I am not quite in the mood for Christmas films yet, But I do love a good festive tune.

 
As the cold and wet weather draws in, I have been loving wearing my parka. This was £25 from Primark, this year. I think it is a absolute steal, as it keeps me so warm and sung on my school journeys.

 
 
I love buying things for my room more then I do clothes now. I recently popped in to homesense and found some adorable tins I have my eyes on. I love this vintage tin, that I have had for ages. I love lining up my lipsticks & lipblams in it like this.


 
I have been loving urban outfitters as well recently. I am not really interested in the clothes as much but I am definitely thinking of picking up one their cool and quirky books, like this one.

Source
 
Songs this month I have been loving are real love by Tom Odell. Of course because its on the adorable John Lewis advert but also because it is such a festive song!

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And finally I have been loving these lindt chocolate balls. Lindt chocolate is my absolute favourite. They are just so cream! They melt in your mouth, and taste so good!
 
Thanks for reading x
What non beauty favourites have you been loving recently?    
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

5 Ways to Improve your blog!

I love reading these sorts of posts, and I find them to be the most popular when I am flicking through bloglovin. So I thought I would do one for you guys.
 
 
1. Communicate with other bloggers
Join twitter & Instagram and talk to other bloggers. By sharing a link to your newest blogpost via blogging sharing accounts on twitter such a @blogginggirls or @blogginglounge, it opens up your audience.
 
2. Blog frequently
You won't get a ton of  followers & views overnight but carrying on for a long time and keep uploading content the views will come and so will the readers.
 
3. Comment on other peoples blogs
I try and leave detailed comments on 5 new blogs a day as well as commenting on the same blogs to keep good friendships. Don't comment; follow for follow- as that won't get you any where.
 
4.keep your blog true to you
Its very easy to copy what everyone else is doing but readers will be able to see straight through it. Everything from your banner to your writing style, should be based upon you.
 
5. Have fun!
This sounds really chessy but if blogging becomes 'work' for you and you don't enjoy it, then maybe its not your thing. Its okay, to take a step back once in a while- it won't hurt!
 
Thanks for reading x
Hope you enjoyed x
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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Empties #3

Here is a round up of all the things that I have used recently and if I would buy them again!
 


Sure// cool pink fresh deodorant
I am not that picky about my deodorants but I actually really like this one. I guess there is not a lot to say about deodorants- but it works!
Would I buy again? Yes!  
 
Simple moisturizer // kind to skin
I have mentioned this ample amount of times on my blog, so I won't go on about it again!
Would I buy again? Yes
 
Vo5 revive me daily // conditioner
I actually hated this conditioner so I left in my shower then  returned to it a couple of months later, I really started to like it. I don't think its the best conditioner ever! but it works!
would I buy again? maybe
 
Dove // hair therapy shampoo
I love this shampoo! It makes my hair feel really soft and silky.
I would definitely recommend it!
would I buy it again? Yes
 
 
Simple kind to skin lotion
Again another simple product, you know I love these!
would I buy again? Yes
 
Avon My senses body scrub
I don't actually think they even sell this anymore! To be honest it isn't that good! It was really runny and didn't make skin feel any better!
would I buy again? No!
 
Aldi complimints 'sweet'
These are like my new favourite food! I hate gum but I love mints. Aldi do a small range of these little mints in a tin, and by far the sweet ones are my favourites!  
would I buy again? Yes!
 
Aldi hand sanitizer
Another thing I couldn't live without! I go through bottles of this stuff!
Its just a bog standard hand sanitizer but without the hospital smell!
would I buy again? Yes!  
 
Tesco //My senses body spray ' divine'
I normally am not a big fan of body spray but I love this one I quickly picked up from Tesco.
It has toffee in it, I think you can actually smell the toffee really well!
Would I buy again? Maybe
 
Thanks for reading x
Hope you enjoyed x
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

My Holy Grail Products

This post is going to a round up of all my favourite products that I use on a daily basis , that I couldn't survive without! ( well I am sure I could haha)
 
 
Lasting perfection concealer//
This concealer is the best concealer for getting rid of dark circles under my eyes!
 
 
Avon eye shadow trio//
The colours in this trio are so wearable and it is so easy to take round with you.
 
 
Babylips Mint fresh //
This is the first lip balm that I have ever nearly used up the whole thing! which I never do ,as I always get bored of them!
 
 
Simple Kind to skin moisturizer//
I swear this product is the reason all my skin cleared up, and is so much better than what it use to be.
 
 
soap and glory // heel genius
This is the best foot cream, I own! It makes my feet so soft and smooth!  
 
Thanks for reading x
Hope you enjoyed
 
If you have any product recommendations, leave them in the comments!
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