Sunday, 31 December 2017


NYE is one of my favourite nights of the year but it's also SO overrated. I love it because I get to spend time with my favourite people, dress up and put lots of glitter on my eyes!! This year I'm wearing a navy blue bandage dress from Missguided so I want to go for a gold smokey eye and a nude lip. Today I'm sharing with you my NYE makeup picks so if anyone is looking for any last minute inspiration then this might help you.


Friday, 29 December 2017


In 2018 I want to transform our little flat and deck it out with nice furnishings to make it feel a bit more homely. I love lusting over pinterest for inspiration and I can't wait to buy our first house in the next couple of years and decorate it to our taste. It makes me so excited. Anyway, I thought today I'd share with you some of my favourite picks for homeware in the hope it might inspire some of you too.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017


It's nearly the end of 2018 which means it's time to set myself some goals for the New Year. I love setting myself goals because it helps me have something to aim for. I try to make them as realistic as possible so they're achievable but push me at the same time. Anyway, I love reading these types of posts so I thought today I'd share with you what mine are.


Sunday, 24 December 2017


Merry Christmas Eve guys! I'm so so excited for all the festive fun tomorrow. I'm spending Christmas with my boyfriend’s family this year and I'm really excited. Tonight we're off out for dinner and to the cinema but as soon as I'm home I'll be digging out my face mask from my suitcase and having myself a pamper evening. I thought today I'd share with you my Christmas Eve pamper evening as some of you might want to have one too.


Saturday, 23 December 2017


I like to get organised and motivated ready for the New Year and part of that means planning my blog posts. I have lots of ideas and exciting plans for 2018 so I thought I'd share some ideas with you in the hope that it might help some of you.

Friday, 22 December 2017


I cannot believe that soon 2017 will be over and a new year 2018 begins. I have big plans for 2018, both in my personal life and in my job and blog. I've read a few posts similar to this one where we reflect on what the last year has brought us and the memories we've made so I have been inspired to share my 2017 with you all, along with my favourite blog posts of the months.

Thursday, 21 December 2017


The festive season is in full swing so we need to be looking our best for all the parties! It's my boyfriends work Christmas party on Friday and I've been invited too so I've started the preparation early! It's so important to establish your beauty regime early on and ensure your skin is feeling super smooth ready for the big event. Today I'm sharing with you the steps I take in preparing my skin for the party season.


Wednesday, 20 December 2017


2017 is nearly over which means that it's time to reflect on the year that's gone by before setting new goals for 2018. I love reviewing how my year has gone and if I've reached my goals. I am determined to make 2018 the best year yet and I'm setting myself goals for both personal and professional life. I achieved an awful lot in 2017 and so that I thought I'd share with you what I've learnt over the year. I will be reviewing my 2017 goals in tomorrows post and next week I'll be sharing with you my new 2018 goals - so make sure you're following so you don't miss out.


Tuesday, 19 December 2017


The party season is officially in full swing and Christmas is in less than a week! How excited are you? I cannot wait to spend time with all my family and drink, dance and be merry. During the festivities we all love to dig out our favourite sequin numbers and don the seasonal colours such as the burgundy and the green and with New Years Eve just around the corner too I thought I'd share with you my top 25 dresses for the occasion. There are some great sales at the moment in the run up to Christmas so get ordering now to make sure your outfits are delivered in good time!

Monday, 18 December 2017


I've been blogging for a little over four years now which is so crazy to think! It's gone so fast and I never thought I'd be able to keep it up but I love it so much and wouldn't change anything about it. I thought it'd be nice to share with you what blogging means to me since I've been doing it for so long, so here goes!


Sunday, 17 December 2017


Christmas is only 8 days away!!!! Oh my god. I can't believe that another year is nearly over. It's gone so fast and I've achieved so much! Now that we're nearing 2018 I've been thinking about my goals for the new years and my bucket list of things I want to achieve. I loved writing my post last year so thought I'd review my 2017 bucket list before sharing with you my one for 2018 .. so here goes.


Saturday, 16 December 2017


Christmas is all about sharing the love and giving back and I want to do just that. Earlier this week I went with colleagues to visit some residents at one of the local Care Homes in Leeds to spend some time with them and give them all some treats. It's so important to share the love and that's what I'm doing today by sharing with you my favourite bloggers of 2017!


Friday, 15 December 2017


We're halfway through December and it's time to get organised for 2018! I love this time of year and am naturally an organised person so love making lists of goals for the New Year and putting important dates in my 2018 diary. I always have a new found motivation towards the end of the year as I get myself in the mindset for a New Year, New Start and so today I thought I'd share with you how I'm getting organised for 2018.


Thursday, 14 December 2017


I listen to music every day of the week and it's almost like a therapy for me because it can seriously improve my mood straight away. I love listening to and discovering different artists so thought since I found out my 2017 wrapped on Spotify I would share with you my top 15 songs of 2017.


Wednesday, 13 December 2017


Today's post is all about my top beauty products of 2017! I love reading posts like this and it always makes me want to run out and buy lots of new stuff - which is probably why it was so hard to pick just 10 favourites! As we're coming to the end of 2017 I sat down yesterday morning to go through my beauty items and assess which brands I've loved and which products have stood out to me, so let's get started!


Tuesday, 12 December 2017


I love this time of year. It's so magical and everyone is happy and spending time with their loved ones. There is no better feeling than drinking fizz by the Christmas Tree and listening to Christmas songs or watching Christmassy movies. It's just the perfect time of year and I love everything about it. I thought today I'd share with you my favourite things about Christmas!


Monday, 11 December 2017


We're officially well into the festive season now, which means the festive makeup has surfaced again. I absolutely LOVE this time of year. If you follow me on twitter you'll know how Christmassy I feel. Anyway, I love everything about the festive season, particularly the makeup so I thought with the work Christmas party coming up I would talk you through what's in my makeup bag during the festive season.

To start off my base I use my Benefit Porefessional Primer. This stuff is amazing. It has a balm like texture and makes your skin feel super soft. I love applying this before my makeup as it helps to minimise my pores and helps my makeup glide on.

For concealer I always reach for my trustee Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. I am obsessed with this stuff. It's part of my everyday makeup and even though I've tried numerous other concealers, I always go back to this one. It is really creamy and hides my under eye circles really well. I love this stuff - highly recommend.

I LOVE my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation as my choice of foundation. It's a medium coverage, but it's buildable too and it honestly makes your skin look so flawless. I use my oval makeup brush to apply it and it blends really well. I particularly love wearing it for a night out as I've got a slightly darker shade but it looks amazing when I have a tan.

My contour powder of choice is from my Sleek contour kit. I love the colour of the powder as it's more of a dirty brown than a golden one. It applies really evenly and really helps to chisels my cheek bones (and makes me look a bit skinnier - always a winner eh?)

Putting on my favourite highlighters is probably one of my favourite parts of getting ready during the party season. I love the MUA illuminator because it's a liquid based product. It's so easy to apply and looks great applied before foundation all over the face if I'm after an extra glow, or just on top of the cheekbones so that when I take lots of selfies it hits the light perfectly. I also can't not include my all time favourite bronzing highlighter; MAC Gold Deposit. I literally LOVE this stuff. I wear it all the time during the summer months but it always makes a reappearance during the festivities. It looks fabulous applied over my contour just below the highlighter as it adds even more glow.


For brows, I always use my trustee Freedom Brow Pomade. I love this stuff. It's so easy to apply and makes my brows look full and sculpted (but still natural).

Eye makeup is my favourite part of the festive makeup - apart from my highlighters obviously! I love all the glittery shades and love playing around with different colours. Before applying my eye makeup I always apply my MUA primer base which helps my shadows to last without creasing.

I love wearing gold shimmery makeup during the festive season and always reach for my I Heart Makeup Eye shadow palette.I don't think I've ever bought anything else from this brand but I remember wandering through Superdrug about a year ago and this palette caught my eye. The colours are beautiful, I can't even describe how pigmented they are and they look amazing on the eyes. I like to spray my makeup brush with some setting spray before using the shades to make them stand out even more and the result is always stunning. I would highly recommend using this palette, and you get loads of different shades too; you've got the golds, burgundy, copper shades as well as blues, greens and silver. There is something for everyone. I particularly like the fact that there is some matte brown shades too, which helps create the perfect smokey eye.

For Mascara I use my favourite L'Oreal Paradise Mascara. This stuff is AMAZING, it lengthens my lashes so much and more importantly gives me that wispy effect rather than a thick clumpy look. 
To perfect the glittery eye makeup I also like to apply some lashes. I normally always reach for my all time favourite Ardell Demi Wispies, but I've recently been loving KISS lashes too. These ones are called Midnight* and are really full and fluttery - perfect for a night out on the town. Whenever I apply lashes I always use my Duo lash glue because it's the best lash glue out there, I'd be lost without it! I also apply a small winged liner using my L'Oreal Super Liner.

I feel like you can't really wear a festive makeup look without using a red lip colour, particularly with a gold eye makeup look. I don't really suit red lipstick as I have quite small lips, however I always find myself reaching for my Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 107. This is the perfect grungy berry lip colour and I think it goes really well gold glittery makeup. As an alternative to this, I do tend to reach for my all time favourite ever lipstick; L'Oreal Colour Riche in shade 604 Erotique. I don't think they sell it anymore in the satin shade, only the matte (which makes me SO sad), but it's the perfect pinky nude shade and looks stunning on the lips. I like to use my MAC Whirl Lip Liner to line my lips first, then apply the lipstick over the top. It's the most beautiful combination. I'll have to hunt the lipstick down because I'll be so sad if I can't get another one!!

What are your top festive party makeup picks? I'd love to know your favourites so I can get myself to Boots to buy more glittery bits.

Disclaimer: Items marked with a * have been gifted to me however this post is NOT sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own.

*If you would like to work with me for a review or giveaway please don't hesitate to get in contact*



Sunday, 10 December 2017


December means Christmas is getting near and calories don't count during the month of festivities. To embrace the season I decided to make some festive Malteasers Rocky Road and without tooting my own trumpet - it was delicious! Today I'm going to share with you the recipe so you can join in too and eat delicious treats whilst sipping a hot chocolate and watching Christmas films. It's seriously such an easy recipe and would be great for Christmas parties!


Saturday, 9 December 2017


December is a month filled with lots of fun, food and festivities and that means that in my life the gym takes a backseat. In order to treat myself during the Christmas period I have decided to take part in the Party Hard, Train Harder challenge.


Friday, 8 December 2017


I often like to switch up my handbag contents and each season I like to change up my bag too. Now that we're nearing winter, I thought I'd share with you my top 5 winter handbag essentials.


Thursday, 7 December 2017


It's the 07 December and I've got the festive bug (literally!) I've been feeling pretty poorly recently but yesterday I started to feel extremely Christmassy so I thought whilst I'm in the mood I'd do the Christmas tag!


Wednesday, 6 December 2017


It's a couple of days into December now which means it's 100% acceptable to wear Christmas Jumpers every day of the week. Today I'm sharing with you some of my top picks for 2017!


Tuesday, 5 December 2017


I'm not always a morning person if I'm being honest. I struggle during the week to get out of bed on time but on a weekend I conveniently wake very early. I wish I was more of a morning person as I like to be productive and hate wasting the day (even though lying in on a weekend is sometimes just what you need). I am trying to become more of a morning person during the week; starting with trying to go to the gym in the morning rather than the evenings (let's see how this goes shall we). Anyway today I'm sharing with you my winter morning routine.


Monday, 4 December 2017


It's finally December and I'm officially on the countdown to Christmas! Who's excited?! As you might know I'm doing blogmas again this year so I'm feeling extra festive. Today's post is all about my favourite songs I've been listening to in November (and there is obviously some Christmas tunes too!)


Sunday, 3 December 2017


Christmas is just around the corner and I've already sent my wishlist to my mum & dad however I thought it'd be great to share with you what's on my list to give you some last minute inspiration! There are so many lovely things out there and I'd be happy to receive any of them. For me Christmas is about spending time with your loved ones and now that I'm older I definitely find it more enjoyable spending my money buying for other people - there is nothing  better than seeing people's faces!!


Saturday, 2 December 2017


Do you have a secret santa gift to buy? Do you need some last minute stocking fillers? This is the gift guide for you! I've found some great gifts on the high street under £10 and I'm here to share them with you.


Friday, 1 December 2017


It's finally December which means this morning I've already had my chocolate from my advent calendar and I will be blasting the Christmas tunes at work too! I am so excited for Christmas and cannot wait for it to be 22 December already when I finish work to begin the festivities with the family. I hope you're all excited too because I'm doing blogmas this year so there will be Christmassy posts every day until Christmas!


Thursday, 30 November 2017


It's the 29 November which means we're on the countdown to Christmas now so I thought it was about time I started my gift guides. I know I'm late on the band wagon but I wanted to wait until all my gifts arrived! Better late than never eh!? I've been absolutely loving buying gifts for my family and friends. It makes me feel so Christmassy and excited for all the festivities.


Sunday, 26 November 2017


It's no secret that Christmas can be an expensive time of year. I always end up going overboard and I never stick to my budget but one thing I always do is make sure I get good deals. As we're close to December and on the countdown to the festivities I thought it was about time I share my tips with you!


Friday, 24 November 2017


Earlier this week I was invited to see Steps and the Vengaboys live at the Leeds First Direct Arena and it was absolutely amazing. One afternoon a couple of weeks back an email landed in my inbox from Branded3 inviting me along to the event as a VIP in one of the First Direct boxes. I honestly couldn't quite believe it at first, I thought it wasn't real that I'd been invited to see Steps as a blogger!


Wednesday, 22 November 2017


With winter in full swing now I've been switching up my wardrobe and thought it would be nice to share with you some of my top picks ahead of Black Friday! I have been loving the tailored trouser trend at the moment and I also think you can't beat a little black dress either!

Sunday, 19 November 2017


If you've followed my monthly playlists then you'll know I LOVE my music. I've been trying to keep at the gym during the winter months and not let the dark mornings put me off and to keep me motivated I've been listening to some great workout songs (obviously including the Christmas tunes too!) I want to maintain my fitness rather than letting it slide during December and then having to start all over again in January and it's bloody freezing in England so if anything going to the gym at least keeps me warm!


Wednesday, 15 November 2017


I know it's only the second week of November but I'm way too excited for Christmas and couldn't wait to share with you the new Christmas ranges from the Body Shop.


Sunday, 12 November 2017



September 2017 marked four years since I met my boyfriend Jay and today is our official 4 year anniversary. I can't believe it's been four years, it's gone so quickly! Back in my second year of uni I met jay in what used to be the most hilarious nightclub in Sheffield; Embrace on the sticky dance floor with a double vodka and lemonade in hand, and the rest is history so they say!


Friday, 10 November 2017


Some of my favourite blog posts to read are those that focus on different brands. It helps me to know what products bloggers are loving and also gives me an insight into brands I may not have tried before. Today I'm doing a brand focus on L'Oreal Paris because it's a brand I've tried and tested numerous times and some of my all time favourite drugstore products come from L'Oreal. L'Oreal Paris is a brand you can find readily available in your local supermarket however it also has numerous subsidiaries such as luxury brands like Lancome, YSL and Giorgio Armani. When it comes to beauty and skincare I think it's safe to say that they're up there at the top and they know their shit; which is why I love their products.

L'Oreal Super Liner
I won't lie, I'm not much of an eye liner girl but when I wear lashes on a night out I can't go without a good flick. I love the L'Oreal Super Liner as it's like a felt tip nib and helps those of us out who aren't a pro when it comes to putting on a liner! I find it dries really quickly but doesn't budge when it's on the eye either. I highly recommend.

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation

If you've read my blog for a while or have checked out my previous posts about my skin type then you'll know I suffer from quite dry skin. I always used to struggle to find foundations that kept my skin looking dewy but didn't dry me out. I stumbled across the L'Oreal Lumi Magique foundation one afternoon a couple of months ago and I'm so happy I did because it's certainly a firm favourite in my collection. I've got a light shade for when I'm pale and a slightly darker shade for when I am tanned or on a night out. It applies really evenly and it buildable too. I find it gives a medium to full coverage and is definitely a dewy finish.

L'Oreal Paradise Mascara

This is hands down one of my all time favourite drugstore mascaras. In fact, I'd go as far as to say it does get top place! I purchased this because I heard so much hype about the Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara and was looking for a drugstore alternative and lots of people recommended this one. It gives my lashes volume, thickens them and gives them so much length. I find that mascaras that volume can sometimes make my lashes look clumpy, but this one does the opposite and helps separate my lashes whilst still making them full. I have repurchased this already and will be continuing to when my next tube runs out. I couldn't recommend this enough!


Wednesday, 8 November 2017


When I was younger I didn't really know what my dream jobs was. I probably told my parents I wanted to be a nurse or a dancer or a school teacher, but realistically I never really knew. Now I'm older and a little bit wiser (well at least I like to think so!), I feel like I now know what that dream job would be.

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