Saturday, 26 March 2016

WHAT I'VE BEEN LOVING! FT OOHAR AND CHERRY DIVA!

I never do monthly favourites posts as I don't try out that many things, but recently I've been loving some fashion, skincare and lifestyle pieces, I just had to share them with you!


Yesterday I decided to treat myself, I ordered some exciting things online, so when they arrive I shall be doing a haul for you, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

LUSH | ROSE BOMBSHELL!

It's no surprise that I love Lush. I get excited when I read blog posts about it, and I get equally as excited to create them for you! There's nothing better than having a nice relaxing soak in a warm bath to cleanse away the days worries and stresses. The physical symptoms of my anxiety were through the roof today, so I thought a Lush bath would do the trick! And well, it did. 


I was spoiled for choice of which product to use, thanks to being spoiled at Christmas with an array of bath products! I decided to opt for the Rose Bombshell bath bomb, and oh boy was I glad I did...

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

6 WAYS TO REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY! ft Randomise!

*Includes disclaimer of not being a professional, and these are just some ways that help me feel a little bit calmer or at ease*. Anywho, I'd like to share with you six ways that may help you feel more relaxed, as stress, anxiety and nerves are very common, and thus I'd like to share with you my tips!


I think these are pretty generic and what most people tend to do anyway, although I hope this post is a nice reminder for you, and motivates you to take a break once in a while, have time to yourself, have a pamper, sleep in, have a day off, eat chocolate, take care of yourself!

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

ADVICE: UNIVERSITY FEARS AND WORRIES!

Today I thought I'd share with you a post about University. Although I am enjoying it now, it wasn't like this at the beginning. Truth be told, my anxiety makes me worried and scared about attending uni sometimes, and I know many people will be in the same boat, be it their already in further education, or waiting to start in the near future. Thus, I thought I would share with you my experience of uni so far, and a few ways to keep the nerves away! And I thought it fitting to include a photo of my friends from uni and I taking a trip out to Starbucks, I never thought in a million years that I would be making friends, it just goes to show that it does get better. Oh and Starbucks always make the perfect Insta photo, wouldn't you agree?


For me, uni was always on the cards. It was always there at the back of my mind. The end of sixth form was coming closer and we were left with the daunting questions of "what do we want to do in the future?". I think schools do put a lot of pressure on people, and there seems to be such a high expectation of people going into further education, but if that's not for you, then don't let that define you. I know plenty of people who went out and found work instead, or went on to find apprenticeships, uni is not the be all and end all, but if you do want to go or are already there, hopefully this post helps in some way.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Do one thing a week that scares you

I thought the Gratitude Challenge was interesting this week, it asks for us to express gratitude to three people, so I didn't really know how I could incorporate this into a post. The week after asks us 'how did we do and feel?' so I wanted to combine these two into one post.



I think letting people know how lucky we are to have them in our life is the best thing to do, it will improve your relationship, and overall make you and that person really happy. I definitely need to start doing this more, I've vowed to make more of an effort with people, and let them know how much I appreciate them.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

NAKED PALETTE REVIEW!

I'm definitely a drugstore kind of girl when it comes to makeup, don't get me wrong I'd love to dwell into the world of high-end beauty, but poor student problems and all. So I thought I'd review one of the more fancier brands for ya, the Urban Decay Naked 1 palette, aka my prized posession.




So for my birthday last year I made the difficult decision of picking out which naked palette I wanted, I mean have you seen the Naked 3? However, I decided to settle upon the Naked 1, it's pretty beautiful, don't believe me? Then keep reading.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

YOURS SINCERELY, A FRIEND

For the seventh week of the Gratitude Challenge I have to write about a friend, but I thought I'd make it more general about friendship as this isn't something I've learned to grasp very easily. I've always been a quiet, lonely and anxious individual, and thus this has stopped me from making friends and being more sociable. I wrote a post about my anxiety where I went into more detail on this if you want to have a read of it . But there is a few people I would like to mention in this blog post, as I am extremely grateful that I have them in my life. 


I want to mention the A team. 

Sunday, 21 February 2016

THE NICEST CUPCAKES YOU'LL EVER TRY!

I'm super excited to bring you this post, I received the amazing opportunity to work with 'Eat Your Photo', where I got sent personalised cupcakes to review for my blog... pretty much the best thing ever right?!?!



Right. And let me tell you why...

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

HAUL! Lush, NewLook, River Island and more!

I really shouldn't be spending my money. I went shopping to buy presents for my boyfriend's birthday and came back with presents for myself (don't worry I also bought him things too). I found some right beauties in NewLook, River Island, Lush, Boots, Topshop and Primark. Successful shopping trip? I think so! I love a good haul post, so I hope you enjoy!


Also, I really love how this photo came out I think it matches my blog header pretty well, all the colours are so pretty. And by the way, I did learn from my previous mistakes and I did take a main photo of everything I got, but the camera and lighting was not cooperating and they ended up naaaasty, so soz!

Monday, 15 February 2016

LIVIN UP NORTH!

A little late on this post, but nonetheless this is my sixth week of the Gratitude Challenge, and this week I have to discuss the city I live in. Now, I personally live in a really small town, where nothing exciting ever happens. I mean, the most exciting thing to happen is probably a nightclub called the Frontier (don't get me started).


So although I don't live in a city per se, I thought I would mention one I live close to, which is good old Leeds. I feel like Leeds is a treat. I go there to shop at the Trinity and stuff my face in restaurants, namely Nando's, and that's about it. What an exciting life I live.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

BEAUTY, FASHION & ACCESSORIES HAUL!

A small break at university. No time for the gym. I hadn't brought my laptop to do work or any books to read. That meant only one thing. It was time for Holly and I to hit the shops. Thus, I share with you today a beauty, fashion and accessories haul!


So as always I forgot to take a photo of everything I picked up, will I ever learn from my mistakes? Probably not. 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

WHY WE SHOULD CAPTURE EVERY MOMENT!

I'm excited to bring you the fifth post of the Gratitude Challenge! This one is about something someone gave you, which at first I racked my brain, eyes scoring around my room, trying to pin point something precious to share with you.


Then it hit me. I shouldn't be looking round for just materialistic items, or items I can physically touch and hold, perhaps I should start with something a little more heart felt, to really capture my gratitude.

Friday, 5 February 2016

MY TANYA BURR MAKEUP COLLECTION!

It's no surprise I'm obsessed with watching Youtube videos, and I think it's amazing that Youtubers can release their own products, so when I found out that Tanya Burr did a while back, I had to grab a few bits and pieces! She has some amazing makeup, so I'd highly recommend them.

I'm going to be showing you two Tanya Burr nail varnishes, the rosy flush cheek palette, perfect brows kit and the hollywood eye palette! 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

REBEL OF THE SANDS

I was recently given the opportunity to read and review the book 'Rebel of the Sands' by Alwyn Hamilton. I thought the blurb sounded extremely interesting, I couldn't turn it down! Recently, I've been obsessed with books related to fantasy and magic, and of course romance, I tend to romanticise everything in my life due to books.
Another thing that instantly drew me in, was the front cover. How gorgeous is this though? I love the colours, patterns, font and the illustration. There's something peaceful and relaxing about it being the night sky, whilst a dark figure on a horse at the bottom, leaves you puzzled and interested to find out more.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

DEAR MADISON

Welcome back to the fourth week of the Gratitude Challenge, how exciting! "A family member" is on todays agenda, although I previously talked about family in my last post, but this time I thought I'd try make it a little different. I thought I'd include a nice little 2009 throwback. I used to be obsessed with this photo haha, so cute.


A letter to my sister. My incredibly annoying little sister Madison.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

DOUBLE DENIM | THE GO TO, OR NO CAN DO?

I'm so excited to be writing this post as I received such an exciting and amazing opportunity! I'm going to be writing about the double denim style on men today, as giving a female perspective on mens style may be inspiring or at the very least, eye opening?

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Now, I know this is about mens style, but I have to admit I'm guilty of rocking a double denim look, whose with me? Despite the general negativity circling this once popular 90's trend, I think we often forget that this used to be an iconic and trendy style. I mean, looking back on the photo of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake is enough to send us running, but I think the double denim look can be muted down and still look awesome. I used to wear DD (and no I'm not talking about bras) without realising, I bet you're questioning, erm how? But I used to wear my denim shirt (my old go-to style) and pair them with my pink shorts, which were actually denim, I just didn't realise that denim didn't have to be blue (oh dear).

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

GET TO KNOW ME!

I don't think you guys really know me, not the real me anyway. It can be easy to lose yourself, especially on social media, so I thought I'd share with you this post all about me (I swear I'm not a narcissist). Here's a TB photo to my year 13 prom, this was such a good night.

I'm incredibly stubborn, and I hate being wrong. Let me have the last word. I'm unsociable and a hermit. What? I love doing nothing. I have a love of TV shows, my favourites are Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Scandal, Pretty Little Liars, Revenge, The Walking Dead, Once Upon A Time, and Gossip Girl. I love reading and writing, they have been my passions ever since I was young. I love books, namely thrillers at the moment (The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, The Secret Place) but also I love romances/adventure novels too (The Atlas of us, Dear John, The Magisterium series, Zeroes...). My fave films range from thrillers, action, adventure, romances, such as anything Marvel (Iron Man in particular), the James Bond franchise (helloooo Daniel Craig!), Harry Potter, and I have to admit I'm a big kid. I love High School Musical, The Sleepover, I love Disney!

Sunday, 24 January 2016

SHOP TILL I DROP! A Miss Selfridge, PaperChase, Tesco, H&M and Primark haul!

A long winded title, for a long winded post. I thought I'd share with you photos and few deets of the latest items I've been purchasing. Sometimes, shopping is therpeutic. Sometimes, shopping is stressful. Extremely stressful. I made a short trip to Tesco and then a slightly longer trip to a shopping centre, where I treated myself to a few bits, purely because I got a first in one of my first uni essays, go me!! (I'll tell myself anything to justify my reasons for spending, and spending my student loan may. I. add.)


Do you want to know one thing I'm bad at? Taking a photo of everything in the same shot, so I've had to use my own initiative here, and just use a photo of heels and boots galore, it's fitting for a haul, right? 

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

FAMILY!

Que, a photo of me when I was actually cute, with my mum! My top is really fab, I love that colour. Fashionista at a young age, ay with that half up, half down do, I knew the trend was coming. Also making an appearance is a huge forehead, bushy eyebrows that haven't changed to this day, and a mega grin. Happy holiday times! 
Family. 

A word I have begun to not take for granted. Not so much the word, but the semiology we attribute to it. Love. Friendship. Support. Kindness. 

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

I'M A SUCKER FOR A GOOD FACE MASK!

I love a good face mask. I love pampering myself occasionally throughout the week, and adding a mask to my skin care routine makes me feel so relaxed.
So when I was given the opportunity to test and review Essentials AA skincare Clay Face Mask, I was overjoyed! Truth be told, when it comes to face masks I normally just stick to the 99p ones from Boots, whose with me?
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