Thursday, 30 November 2017

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR HER*

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.


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Sunday, 26 November 2017

BUDGETING FOR CHRISTMAS

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!

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Friday, 24 November 2017

STEPS WITH LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA*

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!


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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

TOP PICKS FOR A WINTER WORK WARDROBE

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!
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Sunday, 19 November 2017

WINTER WORKOUT PLAYLIST

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!


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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

BODY SHOP BLOGGER CHRISTMAS PREVIEW EVENT

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.



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Sunday, 12 November 2017

FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY

*CUE THE CRINGE*

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!


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Friday, 10 November 2017

BRAND FOCUS; L'OREAL PARIS

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!


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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

MY DREAM JOB!

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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Sunday, 5 November 2017

THE BEST PROPS FOR BLOG PHOTOS

Over the last couple of years of blogging I've seen my photography game change. Now I'm not by any means saying that my photography is amazing because lets face it I know it's not, but I have started to explore different ways of making my photography stand out a bit more and use different props and materials to give my photos something a bit different. I recently shared with you my blogging essentials which got a lot of love and this post is hopefully going to help you when it comes to making your photos stand out and be even better so that you can improve the quality of your blog.

I really love photography and since I've purchased my Olympus Pen camera I've started to fall in love even more. If I could go back in time to Sixth Form I'd love to have done a photography course. I've booked onto one in the new year in order to help me become better at it and I'm very excited for it.

Anyway, It's not all about the camera you have! I've been taking my blog photos over the years using my iPhone and although the quality isn't incredible, it's definitely ok and using different props definitely helps so I thought I’d share with you a few of my favourite props in the hope that it might help some of you guys!


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Friday, 3 November 2017

#EBAYWISHLIST - THE BURGUNDY EDIT

The autumn season screams burgundy and I absolutely love it. If you know me well then you'll know that my favourite colour is burgundy! Whether it's nail varnish, jumpers, handbags or lipstick. I love the colour and it suits my skin tone too. I do Ebay Wishlist posts every now and again and they prove to be very popular so I thought I'd combine my favourite things; Ebay and Burgundy to bring you an Ebay Wishlist - The Burgundy Edit!

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

OCTOBER FAVOURITES 2017!

The months are literally flying bye and I can't believe we're already in November! It's only 55 days until Christmas day! (I promise I'm not excited or anything!) This month I've been loving lots of bits and pieces; both beauty and fashion and a few random favourites too (of course). I have been loving all things autumn and been trying to get ahead on my blog too by writing and scheduling posts because I'm attempting blogmas in December which is always a challenge! Anyway .. onto my October favourites!

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