Wednesday, 20 April 2016

10 Things You Didn't Know About Me

So at this stage I think it's about time you learnt a little bit more about me and what I'm all about. I enjoyed doing The Beauty Tag so I thought I'd put together 10 fact's that you didn't know about me but thought you would like to know.  But first you can have this photo of me when I was little.

{I got all emotional looking through old photos of me and my granddad but I think this is the perfect one, hoovering up his hair. I miss my bestfriend so much}

  1. I think I am addicted to my phone. On a serious note the first thing I do when I wake up is pick up my phone check the time and then check all my apps, once I've scrolled through all my apps even if there's nothing there I will start again and scroll through them all again for like an extra hour. I know, it's terrible. 
  2. I have never broken a bone in my body. 
  3. My favourite meal to eat is Spaghetti Bolognese and it's literally the only thing I can cook. 
  4. I cannot and I mean cannot walk in heels to save my life. I can't even walk in 3 inches
  5. I LOVE piercings and tattoos but I don't have any. I've had my ears pierced before when I was 12 but after the six weeks because they'd been in that long it was so hard to get the back off them and take them out for school. That caused my ears to be sore so I left them out and they healed. I've also had my belly pierced before but that started rejecting and I had to take that out, but now I really want my nose done and have wanted too for years now. I don't have any tattoos but REALLY want one but won't get one because I pass out from needles, believe it or not.
  6. My dream career is to be a Children's Nurse. 
  7. Thailand, The Maldives and Florida are at the top of my travel list. Bet we can all guess why Florida? Yes Disney World. I'm a massive Disney fan. 
  8. I am OBSESSED with pugs. Every time I see one I cry. My heart melts. And them I'm a puddle of mush on the floor. I want a little black pug puppy and I shall call her Luna. 
  9. My favourite Band that I yet have to see live is Thirty Seconds To Mars. I do like other pop charts music and the likes of The 1975. I have a very mixed music taste that people can't understand. But yeah Mmmmm Jared Leto. 
  10. I have a fear of failing. I just don't like not doing well. But if I think I am going to fail I just won't do it, I'll give up and not even try. I guess that's something I really do need to learn on. 
I really enjoyed sharing these facts about me with you and I hope you enjoyed getting to know me even more. 

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Monday, 18 April 2016

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award is for bloggers with a small follower count that's below 500 so I believe, correct me if I'm wrong? I'd never even heard of this award or even thought awards for blogs were even a thing until last night when the lovely Neona over on Within The City nominated me for this award, which by the way made me so emotional as it's the sweetest thing anyone has done for me in a while, so thank you SO much Neona it made my evening! 

So I did a bit of research to find out what this award actually was and I found that the word Liebster is actually German and has several meanings along the lines of sweetest, dearest, nicest, kindest, lovely, beloved, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, sweetheart, and welcome, A bit of a mouthful right? But now you understand why I was so emotional and surprised over this. The whole purpose of this award to is to discover new blogs (just like it does in the badge) but it encourages blogs to unite and give smaller blogs more recognition. 

The 5 rules for The Liebster award: 

  1. Mention the blogger who tagged you and thank them 
  2. Answer the 11 questions you have been asked by the blogger 
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers who have 500 followers or less 
  4. Come up with 11 questions for your chosen nominees 
  5. And finally make your nominees aware of the nomination by notifying them on twitter! 

The questions I have been asked are:
Q1: Favourite TV Show? 
A: I have 3 because I can't just pick one & I'm greedy but they are Gossip Girl, Prison Break and Game of thrones. 
Q2: Go to comfort food? 
A: My go to comfort food is chocolate how could it not be? 
Q3: A quote of song lyric you love? 
A: "I only see my goals, I don't believe in failure, Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major" - 7 Years by Lukas Graham
Q4: Do you prefer to wear darker or brighter colours? 
A: The only colours I own in my wardrobe is white, black and grey
Q5: How long have you been friends with your oldest friend? 
A: 14 years 
Q6: Favourite pair of shoes at the moment? 
A: My Nike Juvenate trainers without a doubt, simply because they're soooo comfy and don't make my feet ache like every other pair of shoes ever made do
Q7: Who do you call when you're in a crisis?
A: My boyfriend because he's the only person that actually enjoys listening to my rambles 
Q8: Who do you call when something good has happened? 
A: My boyfriend, again haha. I tell him everything 
Q9: Three words you'd use to describe your life at this current period of time
A: Exciting, Change & Blessed 
Q10: Whats something you like but most people hate? 
A: Zayn Maliks new album, my secret guilty pleasure which isn't so secret anymore
Q11: Do you want a pet? If so what pet? If not what pet would you like?
A: I don't have a pet because I'm not allowed pets due to rented property but for years now I've wanted a Pug, I'm genuinely obsessed and have every pug merchandise possible 

Your questions: 

  1. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? 
  2. Who do you admire in life? 
  3. Do you have a fear? If so what is it ?
  4. If you could give your younger self some advice what would you say? 
  5. Whats your favourite thing to do in your free time? 
  6. What are your goals in life? 
  7. Autumn, Winter, Spring or Summer? 
  8. What's something you really regret? 
  9. Tell me something you achieved that you're proud off
  10. What is your favourite piece of clothing and why? 
  11. Tell me why you started blogging.

I now nominate: 
Hannah from HannahLaneEmily
Amy from FourCatsPlusUs
Courtney from StrawberryDream
Louise from LouiseBennalick
Emily from BambisBeautyBlogs
Shellie from ShellieSkillen 
Anne from AnneSmiles 
Chloe from BeautyandTheGirl
Amy from PaleAspiration 
Laura from LittlebyLaura
Sonam from SonamLotay

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Friday, 15 April 2016

Get To Know Me: The Beauty Tag

One of the many reasons why I enjoy blogging is because you get to do fun things like this. I first saw this tag from a girl called Chloe over on Fresh Out The Runway I really enjoyed reading some of the questions. I thought this would be a fun way to help you get to know me a little bit more. 

What is your biggest beauty product addiction?
This has become a slight obsession of mine recently but lipsticks. I've never really been a lipstick kind of girl, I would have rather opted out for the Plain Jane bare lip look because it just didn't feel like me. But now I can't get enough of different shades of lipsticks, my list just keeps on growing.

How many products from your addiction do you have?
So far I have up to 8 lipsticks all by different brands ranging from high end and drugstore brands. Probably going to sound like a Kylie Jenner wannabe of some sort right now but my favourite of them all is obviously Mac's velvet teddy considering it's a gorgeous neutral everyday wearable shade. It's my baby. 

What is the beauty product you hate?
As you may be able to tell in future posts I don't really tend to do my eye shadow, I'll tell you why now. I really cannot do my eye shadow to save my life, the whole blending thing? I can't tell the difference between blending and not blending, there's a little confession for you. I also really struggle on colour co-ordination so I have no clue which colours would go together, knowing me I'd end up putting yellows and greens together, awkward. Here's a question for you though can any one tell me what the heck does transition colour mean? So I guess that sums up the question for you, I hate eye shadow.

What has been your biggest challenge in beauty?
Learning how to get the perfect winged eyeliner look, even though sometimes it still goes horribly wrong. Over the years I have definitely gotten better at doing my eyeliner, it really does just take practice and a steady hand. Doing your eyeliner is a real love/hate relationship sometimes I really love doing it but then other times it can be a real pain in the arse bum.

What is one beauty comfort zone you don't ever think you'll leave?
Mascara without a doubt. For me If I'm feeling like a no makeup kind of day or if I really cannot be bothered but I'm stepping outside the house, I will always put on some mascara to help me look a little bit more awake and put together, even though I'm not put together if that makes any sense. Otherwise I just look like I'm ill or like I've had no sleep the previous night.

What is one beauty thing you suck at?
The only thing I can honestly say I'm not satisfied with is my eye shadow, it's taken me years of practice to get every other makeup look to a level where I'm happy with, so I guess if I keep trying I'll get there and eventually get the hand of it. But for now eye shadow will remain my enemy.  

What is one trend in beauty you don't understand?
For me it's the whole contouring trend. Don't get me wrong I'm a big fan of facial contouring but that's because I have a chubby round face and it just needs to be done. However over the past year or so I've been seeing videos of girls doing contour on other places of their body such as boob contouring, contouring their abs to make the illusion that they have a six pack and just the other day I saw a video of a girl contouring her legs to make her legs look skinnier. As a result of how far the contouring trend has become I think it's becoming a little bit silly, it's not something that's necessary. 

I really enjoyed answering some of these questions and I hoped you didn't fall asleep whilst reading this due to boredom liked reading them just as much. 

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Everyday Makeup Essentials

For anyone who knows me they know that I have a really love for makeup and attempting to keep up with the latest makeup looks and trends. I'm forever just messing around with my makeup creating different looks and finding out what shades look good on me. All I want to do in life is Eat, Sleep Breathe and Buy makeup, I'm OBSESSED. This will more than likely be a short but sweet blog post but I wanted to share with you the products that I use on an everyday basis a.k.a my essentials.

Foundation: Mac's Studio Scuplt in shade NC25
Concealer: L.A Girl's Pro Concealer in shade Classic Ivory
Highlight: Mac's Mineralize Skinfinish in shade Soft and Gentle
Lips: Mac's Matte lipstick in shade Velvet Teddy

What are your everyday makeup products? 

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Monday, 11 April 2016

50 New Blog post ideas

I know there's not only me who struggles with coming up with new blog post ideas, especially right now i'm finding it difficult to find any inspiration and if i'm being honest i'm definitely not motivated, sooo I thought i'd write a blog post about blog posts hoping to help myself but maybe help some others. So if anyone needs their mojo back just like me then grab a pen and jot down your favourites!

25 Lifestyle Blog Post ideas 

  1. Favourite Inspiring bloggers of the month 
  2. Monthly Goals 
  3. Review your new year resolutions 
  4. Things you'd like to do by a certain age 
  5. Tips on how to be organised 
  6. How I edit my instagram photos 
  7. Create a wishlist 
  8. Going on holiday? Share photos & tell us how much fun you had 
  9. Talk about your favourite place i.e destination, favourite coffee shop
  10. D.I.Y tutorial 
  11. Talk about any subject you want i.e something that bothered you recently, something you're passionate about 
  12. 10 Things you didn't know about me 
  13. Favourite instagram accounts 
  14. Talk about a bad experience you had & give advice 
  15. Your favourite blog posts you've read this week 
  16. Book Review 
  17. Bought some new things? Share them 
  18. What I ate today 
  19. Share a family reciepe 
  20. Interview another blogger 
  21. Tell us your favourite books
  22. Talk about why you started blogging 
  23. What did you do this weekend? 
  24. Talk about your biggest regret 
  25. Swap blogs with your friends for a day (guest post) 

25 Beauty Blog Post ideas 

  1. A makeup wishlist
  2. Colour themed post 
  3. Favourite makeup products 
  4. Write a review on something you bought recently 
  5. Daily Makeup routine 
  6. Write a 'how to do this makeup look' 
  7. Favourite perfume scent 
  8. Beauty Essentials  
  9. Nail polish picks for the season 
  10. Pro's a cons of a product 
  11. Why High End products are worth the hype 
  12. Drugstore vs High end 
  13. Beauty product haul 
  14. My perfume collection 
  15. Have any beauty hacks/tips? Share them
  16. Product comparison/ dupe 
  17. Inspired makeup look 
  18. A 'Must Have' 
  19. Seasonal look 
  20. Hair tutorial 
  21. Dressing table layout 
  22. Nail art tutorial 
  23. Tour of your dressing table layout/ makeup storage 
  24. How to find out what your skin type is 
  25. Host a giveaway for your readers to win

Have you got any ideas for new blog posts?

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