January Favourites!

Hello!

Wow hasn't this month gone quickly! January is always a good month for me beauty wise as i'm always given money and vouchers for christmas that i can spend on lovely beauty goodies and this month i have discovered lots of products that i know i'll be buying again and again! These are some of my january favourites:

Lush It's Raining Men Shower Gel

I got this shower gel in a christmas gift box and i fell in love with this shower the first time i used it! I think it is meant to smell like honey but it sort of reminded me of a sort of toffee scent. It leaves your skin feeling really soft and smelling lovely! In the gift box you receive a 100g bottle which is a bit tiny but great for a little test pot for you to decide if you like it or not before you buy a huge bottle. The only issue with Lush is the prices are quite high (for this shower gel prices range from £4.25 to £14.95) so i haven't purchased another bottle yet but this is definitely something i will think about buying in the future when i have a bit more money!

Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask


I would like to marry this face mask. Literally. It is amazing. I suffer from quite bad breakouts and i've been looking for a good face mask that helps clear blemishes as well as the usual things like making your skin feel softer and this is it! I went into my Lush shop and asked one of the assistants to recommend some products for my skin type and she showed me this, and i'm so happy she did! The people who work in Lush do know their stuff and are usually very helpful in helping you pick the products that will work the best for you. I've found this mask leaves my skin looking healthier and feeling softer, and any blemishes i have aren't as red and sore after i used this. I'd recommend this face pack to anyone that loves a good face mask, but especially those with blemish
prone skin!

Witch Skin Clearing Primer
 
I first saw this primer in a magazine and i thought it looked really good as i use lots of witch products and they suit my skin really well! This primer helps stop my make-up cause any spots or blemishes and it also helps perfect the skin so it's easier to apply foundation. And it doesn't smell weird, like i've found other primers do. The only downside to this is that i found it hard to find. I searched quite a few Superdrug stores until i finally found it, but this may have just been because it's a popular product so sells out quickly.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
 
I have read so many posts from other bloggers saying how amazing this was so i thought i'd try it out to see if it it worked, and it does! I've used so many different liquid concealers before but i've always found that they only lasted for a few hours at a time. This concealer completely covers up any blemishes i have and doesn't leave my skin feeling like it's covered in mud! It lasts me a whole day (8am until around 9/10pm) and doesn't seem to be as bad for my skin as other make-up products are!
 
Original Source Vanilla Milk and Raspberry Shower Gel
 
 
This shower gel smells incredible! Honestly! It reminds me of this strawberry jelly and ice cream fizzy drink i used to have when i was little and it leaves my skin feeling so silky smooth and smelling delicious for ages!
 
 
So these are my january favourites! If you have used any products you think i might enjoy, i'd love to hear about them! And if you want any more info on any of the products i've mentioned today, i'll be happy to tell you!
 
Lots of Love
 
 

Outfit of the Day: Summer Photoshoot

Hello!

Sorry for the lack in posts recently! The snow has been causing all sorts of problems this week, and i managed to fall over at school on tuesday and land on my left hip (which i already have a problem with), not be able to move and have to be lifted into a wheelchair by 6 teachers, while 10+ people watched on. That was an eventful day!

But anyway i was flicking through some photos and came across some from when i did a photoshoot with my friends in August! I loved my outfit so i thought i would share it with you:


Playsuit: £20 ~ Boohoo
 
I just wore it over some neutral tights, with pale pink ballet pumps (New Look) and a light brown wool cardi!



(Ignore the wellies, they were just us messing around!)

I wore this outfit a week after this at a garden party and it was great! It really suits all summer occasions, i even took it on holiday with me to greece, to wear when we went out in the evening.

I'm not sure if the shop sells this playsuit anymore, as i brought it in July 2012 but you could always have a look on ebay!

Lots of Love

My Dream Room Wishlist

Hello!

So i'm finally getting round to re-decorating my bedroom, after 7 years of it being the same horrible blue colour, and i'm getting the interior designer inside me is getting very excited, picking out new furniture, paint, wallpaper and accessories. I'm going to for sort of vintage style with some shabby chic touches. I'm very into antiques centres and jumble sales for picking up lovely things for my room, but i've also been looking online. I've recently been spotting some lovely pieces, on various websites that are slightly over my budget (ok alot but a girl can dream can't she?) but are still beautiful and i decided to share some with you!

Topsy-Turvy Jewelry Box 'Topsy-Turvey Jewellery Box' by Anthropologie ~ £298

Bronwyn Turquoise Chest Of Drawers 'Bronwyn Turquoise Chest of Drawers' by Out There Interiors ~ £590

Antique Style Wooden Mirror Antique Style Wooden Mirror by Out There Interiors~ £220

Two Drawer Bedside Table Two Drawer Bedside Table by Alphabet Interiors ~ £175

Nordal Wooden Jewellery Stand Nordal Wooden Jewellery Stand by Ideal Home Co ~ £55

White Wardrobe White Wardrobe by The Design Company ~ £420.75

Amiens Distressed Kingsize Bed Amiens Distressed Kingsize Bed by Little Tree Furniture ~ £895


All of the companys do loads and loads of beautiful products so i've your doing some interior design or if you just love looking at vintage things, i'd reccomend you go check them out!

When my room is all done and dusted i'll make sure i do a room tour post for you all to have a peek!

If you know of any lovely vintage online shops where i could pick up some beautiful accessories to add to my room, let me know!

And if you have a nice vintage style room, why don't you do a room tour post and show me?

Lots of Love

About Me Tag!

Hello!

So i know i've only just done a tag (you can read my 'Best of 2012' one here) but i saw this done by the amazing Megan (she has a lovely little blog - check it out!) and i just had to do it! I love little tags like this - they're fun to both read and do yourself, so here we go ~

1) Are you named after anyone?
No i don't think so! My dad used to joke about how i was named after someone from home&away but that isn't true!

2) When was the last time you cried?
Friday. I had a hard day cause i had to have a scan but i ended up not being able to do it cause i freaked out about going in a small space! Then afterwards i was crying everywhere! I got some funny faces, when i was on the tube...

3) Do you have kids?
Nope!

4) If you were another person would you be afraid of yourself?
Probably not no!

5) Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Quite a bit yeah!

6) Will you ever bungee-jump?
NO WAY!

7) What is your favourite cereal?
Krave!

8) What is the first thing you notice about people?
In guys, it's their eyes, but if its a girl probably their hair or what they're wearing?

9) What is your eye colour?
Brown

10) Scary Movie or Happy Ending?
Happy Ending! I hate scary movies so much!

11) Favourite Smells?
Most fruit, freshly cleaned clothes, chocolate, cut grass and lavender.

12) Summer or Winter?
Summer! It's warm, and you get to go on holiday!

13) Computer or Televison?
Computer? You can watch TV online!

14) What's the furthest you've been away from home?
Greece

15) Do you have any special talents?
Dance i guess?

16) Where were you born?
Peterborough Hospital (the old one)

17) What are your hobbies?
Dancing, Reading, Swimming, Blogging and Crafts

18) Do you have any pets?
A dog named Presley!


19) Favourite Movie?
All of the Harry Potter Films, or Les Mis (it came out on friday but it's already my favourite!)

20) Do you have any siblings?
A younger sister, Grace!


21) What do you want to be when you grow up?
A primary school teacher!


I tag all of you, to do this! If you do, comment the link so i can read it?

Lots of Love



 

Goodbye 2012 Tag

Hello!
 
So i know that it's already 2013 so i'm a little bit late doing this but i saw it on Tiffany's blog and i loved it, so i thought i should do it for you!


What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
I spent a weekend away abroad, without my family! It was a history trip with school, but it was very relaxed and i got to spend lots of time with my friends, which was lovely!

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
My new years resolution last year was quite a silly and embarrassing one so i'm not going to tell you about it but i did keep it! And this year my new years resolution is to go out with my friends and family more, and to drink more water! The last one sounds weird but i need to!

Did anyone close to you give birth?
No!

What countries did you visit?
Greece, France and Belgium!
What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
Self Confidence! I have lots more than i did this time last year but i'd love to be even more confident in myself!

What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory?
2nd January, because it's the day i met my idol for the first time!

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Test results! I achieved above my targets in all subjects in year 9, and all the tests i've done since i started my gcses, i've achieved my target grades! Let's hope it stays like this!

What was your biggest failure?
I can't think of something! I obviously failed in lots of ways, but i'm the type of person that tries to forget about it, and block it out of my memory!

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just the usual bugs and stuff! And no injury's as far as i can remember, except the hip problem i've had for a while!

What was the best thing you bought?
My camera, or my phone!

Where did most of your money go?
Clothes and magazines... sad but true.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Both my holiday to Greece, and my trip to France and Belgium! And they were both better than it thought they would be!
 
What song will always remind you of 2012?
Probably Heroes by David Bowie because it was the 'song of the olympics'!

Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder?
Happier!

Thinner or fatter?
I don't think my weight has changed!

Richer or poorer?
Richer! My mum+dad have started giving me more money per month, which is great!

What do you wish you’d done more of?
Spent time with my friends!

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Doing nothing.... just spending my time sleeping/eating/on my laptop for days and days and days

Who were your best friends?
Alice probably!

What thing did you do that was meaningful to others?
I made my sister a 'classroom' in her bedroom cause she loves playing schools!

What were your favourite TV programs?
Cuckoo, Pramface, One Born Every Minuet, Waterloo Road, Sun Sex and Suspicious Parents, Don't Tell The Bride and all the other programs like that!


Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
No i don't think so!

What was the best book you read in 2012?
 The Girl Missing series by Sophie McKensie!

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Emeli Sande!

What did you want and get?
Just to have a good year! And i did!

What did you want but did NOT get?
I'm not really sure!

What was your favourite film of this year?
21 Jump Street!

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I had to go to school... and then i had all my family over and we dialed a pizza! And i was 14!

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not having to deal with having a hip problem!

What kept you sane?
Music!

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
ohhh i don't know! Quite a few to be honest! Tom Daley, All of McFly, Danny Pearson, pretty much every male YouTuber...

What political issue stirred you the most?
I don't understand politics...

Who did you miss?
All of my family/friends that doesn't live nearby...

Who was the best new person you met this year?
Awh i can't choose! Hannah,Laura,Charlee,Claire,Sophie,Tayla,Chanelle and lots more!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.
I don't know if it's a life lesson or not but i learnt that crap will happen, you just need to learn to accept it, and enjoy the good times.
 
If any of you want to do this, that would be great! Comment the link to your post for me to read maybe?
 
Lots of Love
 

Get Happy!

Hello!

So i went on the train to London yesterday and i took a copy of Glamour magazine! One feature that i really enjoyed was the '100 things to make you happy' article. I've already started to follow some of the steps and i'm enjoying doing them which is making me happy, so i thought i'd share some of my favourites with you for you to try!

Dance!
Now this step is pretty easy for me because i dance all the time but i've never really thought about the dancing making me happier? Because thinking about it, it does but i've never realised! Even if it's just 10 minuets of Just Dance on the wii or whether you start a class, dancing will make you feel happier! You're not going to be the next prima ballerina but it's fun! And it's great exercise!

(We Heart It)
Hugs
'20 seconds of hugging releases the magic anti-stress hormone oxytocin into the bloodstream, say researchers of the Universtiy of North Carolina' - Glamour Magazine

(Tumblr)
Scents
Studies have shown that smelling our favourite scents can make us happy, and push away any anxiety! Jasmine, Lemon, Lavender, Rose and Liquorice have been shown to be the most uplifting scents!
(Pinterest)
Looking at nice things
I know that sounds so obvious but i thought it was cool! According to Glamour, 5 things that make you smile just by looking at them are:
  1. Celebs eating junk food.
  2. An old couple holding hands (awh cute)
  3. The window of a patisserie.
  4. A man waiting somewhere holding a bunch of flowers.
  5. Animals doing human things (like driving cars)
 (tumblr)
 Create A Happy Box
A box fille with things that will make you smile - photos, messages, souviners. Anything that makes you happy, just pop it in a lovely box, and when you're feeling a bit down, pop it out!


Tumblr_mfx16tntp91rh0xjio1_500_large
(tumblr)
 
 
So they were some tips to be a happier person! If you have any others, let me know, and if you try any of these and they work, i'd love to know!
 
Lots of Love
 

'Best of 2012' Tag!

Hello!

To start with i just want to say i hope 2013 goes well for every single one of you! And thankyou so much for all your lovely comments on my 2012 blog posts! It's means the world to me that you are enjoying what i write and if you have any feedback or post ideas you'd like to see me to let me know!

Today i'm going to be doing the 'best of 2012' tag! I saw it done on YouTube by Fay (http://www.youtube.com/user/FayBurmingham) and i loved it so i thought i'd do my one little version here for you guys! Here we go:

1) Top 5 moments/memories of 2012

Greece
In August i went to Greece with my family and i had the best time ever! There were 8 of us - one spoke Greek which made things 100000 times easier and it was lovely. There were some problems to start with involving passports to begin with but to be honest it made us enjoy it more because we knew we were lucky we were all there! After one night in Athens, we got the ferry over to the island of Sifnos (the journey took around 3 1/2 hours), where we staying in two lovely apartments, that were part of a beach front hotel. I love the life i have when i'm in greece - getting up whenever i want, going for a swim, having a relaxed lunch and then going off  to the beach, where we will spend the day until it's time to come home and sleep for a bit before going swimming again and out for tea. Greek food is amazing. There's one dish pasticcio that i love! It's like lots of layers of pasta and mince and a sauce, and it's heaven on a plate. Literally. The other thing i love about greece is how welcoming everyone is. Everyone is always ready to chat to you! After about 10 days on the island we went back to Athens, on a ferry, but i enjoyed this journed alot less and lets just say i spent at least 1 hour lying on the floor of the toilets, looking green. Lovely. Our 3 days in Greece were spent visiting people, shopping (and lots of it), eating and seeing sights. This was one of the best holidays i've ever been on, and i'm so excited to go back again soon!

Battlefields
I think i've mentioned it before but in March i went on a history trip to France/Belgium and it was honestly the best weekend of my life. Of course this history bits were amazing (bit of a history geek here, i have to admit) but i really loved spending 4 days away from home, with my friends. It was great to spend time with my friends, having a laugh and just enjoying every moment - even the 10 hour coach journey there! The best bits probably were shopping, going on a funfair and the chats in the middle of the night about pretty much anything! Anyone who has been away with friends will know what i'm on about!

Concerts
This isn't like a specific day or anything but i went to so many amazing concerts in 2012! I've seen Ronan Parke live a few times, as well as going to quite a few other gigs and they were all amazing! Music plays a huge part of my life so it was amazing to experience so much in 2012!

Meeting New People
I met so many lovely people in 2012 at various gigs and i know it sounds soppy but i've honestly made friends for life! I'd been talking to them all for about a year before hand so it was amazing to finally meet them all! These people are Hannah,Charlee,Claire,Sophie,Laura,Tayla,Chanelle and lots more! Let's hope i get to meet up with them again in 2013 :-)

Days with my Family+Friends
This is quite a few days all packed into one paragraph but i couldn't leave them out! I'm so close to my family so we always have amazing days but i think this year it has been extra special! Days that stand out to me are things like:
-My Birthday weekend, was spent with my family and we went out for a really lovely meal!
-Going to Centre Parcs for my nans 80th and it was lovely! My cousins are little and we don't see much of them so it was lovely to spend a weekend with them! Every part of it was lovely!


2) Did you do something unexpected in 2012?
Not really! Well i definitely did more than i thought i would! I went to more events, and met new people, including Ronan Parke 5 times in a year! That was absolutely incredible.

3) Favourite clothing item of 2012?
I loved my charcoal speckle roll sleave mini dress from Topshop! It's such a staple fashion piece, you can wear it with pretty much anything! I normally wear it with black tights, a huge cardi and some boots, as it's winter but also works in the summer, with some ballet pumps!
 
4) Favourite makeup item of 2012?
In around January i started using the Collection 2000 Ultimate Fix Compact Foundation and i love it! I use the biscuit shade, which is the darkest one, but i find it suits my skin the best. I find it gives really got coverage and lasts all day. I will definitely be using it this year too!
5) Favourite TV Show of 2012?
I really can't choose one cause i watch so much tv! But this year i have enjoyed Glee,Cuckoo,Pramface,One Born Every Minuet,Sun Sex and Suspicious Parents and so many more programs but i'll be here forever if i try to name them all!
6) Favourite album of 2012?
  Emeli Sandé: Our Version of Events
7) Favourite movie of 2012?
21 Jump Street!
8) A new YouTuber you discovered in 2012?
I started watching Sprinkle of Glitter in about March and now i can't stop! Her videos are amazing, Louise has a really great personality, so i'd really recommend them to any girl!
9) Favourite blogger of 2012?
Definitely Zoella. Zoe is such a great writer and her lovely personality that you see in her YouTube videos comes through so well!
10) New year resolutions!
-To spend more time with my friends and family!
-To drink closer to the amount of water the NHS recommends!
 
What are your new years resolutions? Comment and tell me!
 
Lots of Love from
 

January Empties

Hello!

I'm absolutely rubbish at finishing beauty products. I find i get bored with them before they're finished so i'm left with hundreds of half full bottles all over my room. But i'm finally managing to get through them and i thought i would share a few of my favourites!

Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser

 
This is one of the products that i love and always buy! Ever since i started using moisturiser daily, how ever long ago that was, i've used this and I LOVE IT! To be honest, i haven't found a person that doesn't like simple products! They're quite cheap and leave your skin feeling lovely, so i couldn't recommend this more!
 
Lush Angles on Bare Skin Fresh Facial Cleanser

 
A lady at my local Lush shop recommended this to me and i'm so glad she did! I love love love it. Basically it's like a solid cleanser that you have to add water to in your hands, and then it turns to a sort of paste that you can apply to your face. It's really good at reducing any redness and it makes your skin feel really soft, and looking nicer. The only downside to this product is the seeds that are inside it. I used it in the shower because i find it easier to make it into a paste there, so all the little seed bits that are in the cleanser (there's hundreds of them) go to the bottom of the shower and you have to clear it out. If you don't mind a bit of cleaning every time you use this cleanser then i'm sure you will love this product!
 
 Miss Sporty Liquid Concealer

 
I brought this concealer in October and to be honest i really haven't been impressed with it. I normally love Miss Sporty products but i found that it didn't cover up blemishes very well, and it only lasted a couple of hours at a time. For £2.99 i wasn't expecting much, but this was even worse than what i expected. I've now moved on to the Natural Collection liquid concealer from Boots, which is cheaper and works better. I would only recommend this to people as a cheap emergency option for a handbag or night out, or people that have very clear skin and don't use much concealer.
 
Lush Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion
 
 
Lush have started offering these when you pay for products, and i've started buying one every time i go to Lush. For only £1, for a 10g pot, they're incredible. I use it mainly as body lotion, on my neck and arms mostly, every morning and night, and i find that even these pots (which are tiny) last ages. And, the size is perfect for popping in your handbag. Lush have also started doing bigger sizes (£6.95 for 95g and £12.75 for 240g) if you prefer that sort of size.
 
 
 
If you try any of these products, please comment and let me know what you thought! I'd love to know another person's opinion!
 
Lots of Love
 
 
TEMPLATE DESIGNED BY PRETTYWILDTHINGS