30 December 2016

10 Happy Moments From 2016


28 December 2016

The Fringed Sweatshirt


26 December 2016

Magnitone Precious Rose Quartz Facial Cleansing Brush Review


24 December 2016

Keeping Your Skin Clear During The Festive Period


21 December 2016

LUSH FAVOURITES


30 May 2016

FAVOURITE FOUNDATIONS


29 May 2016

OOTD


26 May 2016

Lifestyle | Four Ways to Unwind



23 May 2016

Beauty | Bomb Cosmetics


22 May 2016

OOTD | Silk Pyjama Shirt

21 May 2016

Vlog | York Lookbook




17 May 2016

Footwear | Espadrille Obsessed





A Personal Post | Life Lately



Hi Lovelies! I kind of wanted to just do a little catch up post about my life lately. I always feel hesitant to do posts such as these because I sit and think to myself, is anyone bothered? Who cares about my life? But then I suppose if you're here reading this you must be and if not then it doesn't matter really!
15 May 2016

Beauty | Everyday Make-Up (Updated Five Minute Face!)


Brushes Pictured are a set from eBay - Post Here

14 May 2016

Video | Recent Beauty Favourites


12 May 2016

Skincare | Recent Purchases



10 May 2016

Wishlist | Holiday Clothes

Instagram Photo - Sunglasses and Bikini Both Ebay

Hi Lovelies! My holiday is fast approaching and even if it wasn't, the weather is FINALLY warming up and I'm ready to throw on some colourful and skin baring outfit's. My limbs are ready and oiled up, I just need to buy a whole new wardrobe... (if Ryan and Lloyd's will let me) so this is the kinda stuff i'm eyeing up gals!






Crochet Mini Dress - Pretty Little Thing

Crochet Crop Top - Missguided 



Floral Skater Dress - Pretty Little Thing





If you're anything like me (or you just live in England) then you might not want to spend a small fortune on holiday clothes because lets be honest, I won't be wearing them much upon my return to Manchester and the short summer we get in England. These picks are all so affordable and all of these website's have some amazing holiday shop sections that make is so easy! 

Which of these are you eyeing up? 

x



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5 May 2016

Lifestyle | Four Things I Couldn't Live Without



Hii Lovelies, I almost captioned this post 'what's in my bag' but then I realised that my bag is 95% receipts and hair grips so... I can't see that making for a nice piece of photography can you?

So this is essentially a 'what's in my bag under the mountain of receipts' post as when I had a good look through I came to realise that on a day to day basis I am surprisingly low maintenance! Shocker!


Tangle Teezer. 

WHAT did I ever do before these? I've owned numerous Tangle Teezer's now over the years and whole heartedly refuse to use another brush. Years of bleaching my hair platinum when I was 15 has made my scalp, to this day so sensitive and the thought of trying to tug a normal brush through my hair, or god forbid A COMB makes me want to peel my own skin off like a snake (okay that's too far and slightly gross but you get the severity of the scalp situation right?!). If you don't own one of these, where have you been!!?? They glide through your hair from root to end and tackle even the biggest of tangles with absolute ease and dreaminess. I heard that these first appeared on Dragon's Den years ago and got turned down! Ludicrous!!

Lip Balm/Gloss. 

I'm saying this as a general category as I have about nine in my bag at all times. The Philosophy Kiss Me Tonight Lip Therapy is the one I reach for most mornings as it is great at prepping your lips for the day. Dry lips will be the death of me, I hate them and this weather is forever challenging me, but this little pot of goodness usually does the trick. For colour I have been loving the Rimmel London Kate Moss Nude Lipstick in the shade 54 or Mac x Ellie Goulding Without Your Love. Contrary to every other Matte Lipped Beauty Blogger out there Glossy Lips are my fave always.

iPhone 6s Plus

So I legit couldn't last like 5 minutes without my phone. My day consists of  the Instagram Explore Page and daft Facebook videos and I wouldn't have it any other way. Yea sure I could definitely do with a few days off a month where I switch it off and leave it alone, but it makes me feel connected. I'll forever be thankful that we can easily get in touch with people all over the world 24/7 and blogging has allowed me to connect with so many lovely people. Simple things like nice Instagram comments make my day you lovely people! Sad I know but it's the little things.

Sunglasses

It's official i've gone sunglasses mad. Since when did they become an obsession of mine and why can I not stop buying and wearing them. Summer is approaching and all that, so sunglasses are slowly becoming something that we need to hand and I forever have a pair in my bag and a pair in my car. Ebay is my go to for sunglasses because A) This girl loves a bargain  and B) They always have great dupes for designer pairs. I recently got two pairs of the Dior 'So Real' Style Sunglasses from Ebay in Silver and Rose Gold and they are my absolute faaaaaves that feature weekly on my Instagram.


What are your everyday essentials?

x
3 May 2016

Beauty | St Tropez Gradual Tan


Hi Lovelies! Surpriseeeeee another Fake Tan review. I'm sorry but I just can't live an un-tanned lifestyle, i've said it before and i'll say it again, I sooo wish I suited a pale complexion and red lipsticks but y'know you can't have everything can you and I don't suit it. Anyhuuuu I have done posts on numerous fake tans, you can see them here and here and this is another new beauty that has been added to my collection and will be here to stay.

Introducing St Tropez Tinted Gradual Tan. It's technically a light instant tan that develops over time/night and is suppppppper moisturising.  If an instant tan and a gradual tan had a baby this would be the result.  What I love the most about this being tinted is that it is so easy to apply with minimal risk of turning out streaky as you can see exactly where it's going as it creates a lovely light glow on first application.

The colour is beyond gorgeous and natural and I've been starting Mondays, using every other night and by the weekend I have a lovely deep tan that is streak free and shocker, NO fake tan smell!!! It fades even and a good scrub takes off any patchy bits with ease.

The only bad thing I can say is that the product is a little on the thick side so it can take a little elbow grease to apply but it's not a deal breaker for me it just means you need a little time to work it in. Other than that I am soo impressed and it is so much better then their original gradual tan. Well done St Tropez!!

Would you try this Fake Tan?

x
1 May 2016

OOTD | White Jeans Weather?









White jeans were my go to throughout the summer months last year and as soon as autumn hit they were thrown in the wardrobe and forgotten about . However, recently I have literally been itching to have a boxing match (you know when you try and pull something from the back of your wardrobe and it all starts falling out, so you have to push frantically in all directions to ensure every item of clothing you've ever owned doesn't fall out) with my wardrobe and dig deep to drag them out again, but is it time? And do I still even like them? There was only one way to find out and that was to squeeze the bad boys on and throw a casual spring day outfit together.

Conclusion: I still love my white jeans. They're a little more 'this time of year' but still 'not quite ready to bare limbs time of year'.

I also just started up a YouTube Channel as it's something I have wanted to do for SO long but the thought terrified me, anyway i'm all about stepping out of that comfort zone and all that so if you have time to give my first ever video a watch I would be forever grateful!



Thanks Lovelies! xx


28 April 2016

Instagram Lately | A Round-up Of My Favourites

Hi Lovelies! It's been a while since I did one of these posts and I like doing them y'know so here we go with a little round-up of my recent favourites using my recent Instagram pictures (because what kind of young human would I be if I didn't take photos of EVERYTHING I like and post it hey?).

#1 Cute to the Core
HOW FREAKING CUTE. Ryan was appalled when I first bought them and said something along the lines of 'you can't wear those in public they look like slippers' but then 85 of you liked them on Instagram and I text him immediately saying how 85 people like them so I'll do what I want and wear them everywhere. FYI they got a lot of comments on their first début also. I purchased them from ASOS.

#2 Running and Exercise

Don't roll your eyes and think for god sake how can running be one of your favourites but stick with me. The weathers picking up and I love being outdoors and running has become a daily occurrence for me and my sister. Even though I have NEVER been a great runner, having signed up for the Race for Life Pretty Muddy in June I thought I better get my arse moving and the more times I run the easier and more enjoyable it gets. My favourite app at the minute is the C25K which helps build you up to a 5K increasing in difficulty each week. I'm finally feeling on the verge of beach ready and properly back into my fitness and it feels amazing.

#3 Boohoo Lingerie

I have always been a sucker for nice underwear and can safely say it used to be something I used to spend the most money on, because cute underwear usually isn't cheap. Boohoo have saved a sisters life (well... not life but certainly bank balance) and brought out a lingerie line and it is ADORABLE and soooooo affordable! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw some of the pieces and the price.

#4 Pure Almond Oil


I've officially thrown out all my fancy creams and lotions in favour of this natural replacement. This stuff is amazing for your skin and hair and it's ridden me of any dry skin ready for the summer months. I apply this on to wet skin straight after a shower, or once a week I use it on my hair from roots to ends and leave overnight. AMAZING.

Do you follow me on Instagram? 

x
26 April 2016

Beauty | Strengthen, Grow and Restore Your Hair


Hi Lovelies! If you follow me on Instagram you may recognise this product from when I posted it a little while ago. I am forever trying to find a hair routine that I can stick with, something that doesn't need fixing because it ain't broke kinda thing. It's hard though right? There are shelves of prettily packaged shampoos and conditioners that claim to make your hair thicker, longer, shinier, softer and everything that you could possibly wish to the hair gods for, yet quite often they do nothing of the sort and can be packed with chemical nasties.

I stumbled across this brand a little while ago when dry shampoo hunting in Boots and I was so intrigued yet at £12.99 per bottle I put the bottle back, put my bottom lip out at Ryan and sulked off. But as it's me, I can never just drop things (I have one of those annoying once a bee's in my bonnet type personalities y'know) so the on line search began for this beauty.

It's ingredient's contain Jamaican Castor Oil, Shea Butter and Apple Cider Vinegar, all so great for really cleaning your hair and scalp whilst still nourishing it and leaving it soft, silky and full of goodness. Along with that is also balances the PH levels on the scalp creating the perfect environment for new and healthy hair growth. It is sulfate free (YAY) and works great at removing product build up, however it's still gentle enough for frequent use.

Sweet Lord, I LOVE THIS.

Like legit in love.

I shampoo twice with this two or three times a week followed by Veganese or American Cream Lush Conditioners (I am definitely going to be purchasing the matching conditioner to this shampoo soon though) and it is a dream. It lathers up nicely and has this sweet but not sickly smell which I really like (I have heard others don't like it but you can't please everyone can you!). I quite often leave my hair to air dry and this product has left my hair soft as silk and dreamily shiny and frizz free without having to use ten thousand other products too. This has made me fall in love with my hair again and I feel like my hair loves me for using it.

The great thing is that I found this for just £6.94 on Amazon  and there is whole load of other products with the same ingredients, plus Shea Moisture have a whole host of other lines that are targeted to all hair types.

Give this post a read to see what other hair products I like to use to have a good hair day, everyday!

Do you like the sound of this shampoo?

x
24 April 2016

OOTD | Striped Linen











Stripes are classic and a stripey shirt has me hook line and sinker every single time. This linen pinstriped number from New Look is so casual, comfortable and lightweight paired with some jeans it's the perfect combo for this weather that can't make it's mind up. I'm not ready to bare the limbs just yet but I'm ready to ditch the black on black wardrobe.

Are you a fan of the stripes? 

x
21 April 2016

Beauty Lover Tag


Hi Lovelies! This week I was nominated to do the Beauty Lover Tag by the lovely Leanne at LPage Beauty, go check out her blog if you don't already follow her as it's amaaaazing for all things beauty! So I have wasted no time and here it is! 


If you could have anyone in the world do your makeup who would it be?

I have never had my make-up done by anyone before as I feel like I know how I like it. Not to say that other people wouldn't do it 100% better, but if I could have it done by anyone I'd love to have it done my Carli Bybel  , her make-up is always beyond flawless and she just seems so lovely that I'd love to have a chinwag whilst she tackled my face! 

Whats your makeup top tip?

I feel like this is the hardest question as I feel like i've learnt everything I know through blogs and youtube so I don't have any amazing flawless face making tip of my own! In terms of lipstick/gloss though I cannot go without my lip scrub, a good exfoliate before application makes it apply so much nicer and last a lot longer. Lush Lip Scrubs are my favourite. 

What Skincare Product could you not live without?

Facial Oil. Without a doubt! I cannot believe that before this year I shunned them due to having oily skin. Who knew that the best thing to tackle oil, was oil!?? My skin has been struggling through the ever changing weather at the minute and a good face oil night and day has been my saviour!! Pai Rosehip Oil is  my favourite for before bed! 

What are you worst at when it comes to applying makeup?

Eye Liner, eugh. To be honest I don't wear it a lot so this is probably the issue. I'm not god awful but as it's just not my thing it's not something i've practised and mastered yet! 

What's your biggest pet peeve about makeup?

I don't have a pet peeve per say as a massive pro about make-up is the freedom to do it how YOU want. However my own personal pet peeve about my own make-up is clumpy eyelashes!!! They hurt my soul. 

Whats your Guilty Pleasure Product?

As beauty lovers we all have more than we need of everything, but my skincare collection in general is ridiculous and is definitely something I can't help but browse when I go shopping. I struggling with acne a few years ago and even now it's completely sorted and I rarely even get a single spot I can't help but still be obsessed with all things skin!!

Whats your underdog product?

I really like the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Concealer. I forever hear bad reviews about this and its thick consistency, but a little under the eyes over my Maybelline Lumi Touch really covers any dark circles. 

Whats your favourite Makeup product of 2016?

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, sweet lord I love the stuff. I'm so glad I delved into drugstore foundations again for during the week, this one is amazing! 

I hope you all enjoyed this tag and if you did watch out for the gorgeous girls post's who i've nominated to do it next:

Jodie - Jodetopia
Lauren - Laurenashleigh


Until next time 

x

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