Beauty, Fashion, Life

Monday, 29 December 2014

What I Got For Christmas 2014

 
I'm certainly one of the nosiest people around, and love reading these 'What I Got For Christmas' posts. I know some people don't particularly like these, but as I love reading them and seeing what others got, I figured that I would do the same too. This isn't everything that I received, but I decided that you'll soon see the couple of fashion items in new OOTD's and I didn't really feel the need to show DVD's, as I want to stick mainly to the beauty/fashion theme of my blog. I don't think it's necessary to show gift cards either. Also just to put it out there, I am extremely thankful for everything that I received and am in no way, shape or form bragging about these gifts.
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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

One Outfit, Two Ways / The 12 Days of Blogmas #12

So it's the 12th day of the 12 Days of Blogmas and I can't quite believe I've managed to blog every single day! To some degree I doubted that I'd be able to do it, as I sometimes struggle putting two posts up a week, but I'm so happy that I've achieved it! These twelve days have been such a boost for not only my blog (in terms of stats), but also for me. All of the great comments that I receive from each and every post motivates me to continue blogging and to continuously improve and learn new things. This month has really been the best month for my blog and me as a whole, so thank you to anyone who took the time to read even one post! Thank you!
 
 
As this is the final day of Blogmas as Christmas is tomorrow...yes I know, crazy?! I decided that I would blog about one of my favourite things. Fashion. If you've been on my blog over the last few weeks, you may have seen that I've started posting more fashion related posts than I previously had been a few months ago. This is mainly because I've now enlisted my mum as my photographer (haha), as I felt that my blog was something I was proud of and have finally started telling more people, but also because fashion is one of my main passions, and my interest in it is continuously increasing. I know that compared to many other bloggers, my style in no way has that unique flair, but this is my little corner of the internet where I feel that, although not always different, I can share what I've been loving with others and maybe someone will in one way or another benefit from that.
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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Red Polish Collection / The 12 Days of Blogmas #11

 
I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I can't believe how close Christmas actually is! With this special day looming ever so near, you may start to think which nail polish you want to wear. If you're simple like myself, then you'll just go for the classic red. So although I don't have very many nail polishes (as I can't paint my nails for work) I thought it would be a good idea to show you all of my red drugstore polishes and talk about each individual one.

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Monday, 22 December 2014

Why I Don't Like Covergirl's Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation / The 12 Days of Blogmas #10

 
As someone who would, after this past year consider themselves as a makeup junkie, when I hear fantastic reviews about a certain product, I jump at the chance to buy it and I was certainly very excited to get my hands on this! In this case I'd heard a lot of great things about the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation or if you're from the UK, I'm pretty sure it's exactly the same as the Max Factor Facefinity Foundation. I purchased this product in the September when on holiday in Florida, and now feel that I've had substantial time to gain a good enough view of this foundation to give an honest opinion.
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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas Favourites / The 12 Days of Blogmas #9

As I've had a pretty busy weekend and had very little time to blog, I'm afraid that today's post is a relatively short and quick one. I know that this isn't up to scratch with the rest of my posts but I couldn't miss out on a single day of Blogmas...I promise that the last three days will be to a much higher standard! Anyway, I thought that a good little idea would be to discuss some of my personal favourite Christmas themed things. So here goes!

 
Movies
If you read my recent Christmas tag, you would've seen that I'd listed The Holiday, Elf and The Grinch, as some of my favourite Christmas films. However I also love watching both The Wizard Of Oz and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang around this time of year, as although they're not necessarily Christmas films, I find that they both only tend to be on television around this time of year.
 
Songs
I'm possibly the biggest lover of Christmas songs. I'm definitely one of those annoying people who will randomly start singing Christmas songs in May...but it keeps me happy! Some of my favourites include All I Want For Christmas, Last Christmas and All I Want For Christmas, however I will sing practically all of them at the top of my lungs!
 
Food
When it comes to Christmas dinner, I'm definitely a fan of all the unhealthy items! I'm obsessed with pigs in blankets, stuffing and sausage meat, so I make sure to top those up on my plate at Christmas! I'm not a fan of Christmas pudding, but I love a lot of the desserts that my family have on the day...basically anything with chocolate...
 
Traditions
Year on year, each Christmas in my family tends to differ. But one particular thing that I really enjoy every year is when me and my family pull out all the fun games. We always pull out games like Pass The Bomb and Bop It, which I probably find even more enjoyable as I tend to win quite often haha!

As this post just wasn't up to scratch, here are the links to the rest of my 12 Days of Blogmas posts if you fancy a read:-
1 - The Christmas Tag
2 - Men's Gift Guide
3 - The Perfect Christmas Lip
4 - My Christmas Wishlist
5 - Winter Beauty Essentials
6 - It's A Fur Thing
7 - Christmas Makeup
 8 - Classic Winter Style

What are some of your Christmas favourites?

Lots of Love


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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Classic Winter Style / The 12 Days of Blogmas #8


I'm afraid that today is yet another outfit post. I'm aware that I posted one only two days ago, but yesterday I went out to celebrate my nan's birthday, and although my outfit was relatively simple, I thought it was super cute and needed to be blogged about. So here it is!
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Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas Makeup / The 12 Days of Blogmas #7

As it's finally setting in that it's is so close, I've been thinking about how to do my makeup on Christmas Day. I decided to go for a relatively simple look as I'm only spending the day with my family, but because it's Christmas I had to make sure that I had a bold red lip! Obviously it might be possible that I won't be using every single item listed on the day, but so far this is what I can definitely image myself using...most if not all of these products will be used! It does depends if I get some makeup on the day though.
 

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

It's A Fur Thing / The 12 Days of Blogmas #6

 
I can't quite believe I'm halfway through my 12 Days of Blogmas, meaning it's only a week until Christmas...WHAT?! This year in my opinion has just flown by. Anyone else agree? Anyway, getting on to the point of this post; today I decided to show you one of my favourite outfits that I'm wearing consistently during this colder weather. I've definitely been loving some more classic and simple outfits recently, and I think this particular one reflects my personal style right now perfectly!
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Winter Beauty Essentials / The 12 Days of Blogmas #5

 

As the colder months approach, I tend to lean towards different beauty products than those I would've relied on a couple of months ago. It's apparent that with the colder months comes drier skin, a higher chance of getting a cold and obviously a change in the beauty trends, so here are some of my beauty essentials to help me battle through this season!

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

My Christmas Wishlist / The 12 Days of Blogmas #4


Like most bloggers out there, I probably always have some sort of wishlist on the go. But as the festive season is upon us, I decided to create this wishlist to show you what I've been lusting over and would love to see under the tree this year.
But first of all, I would just like to say that I know that I will not be receiving all of these gifts and that I'll be very lucky to receive even one of them. I'm extremely thankful for any gifts that I do receive and this list is just a little guide (and if I really do want something, I'll just have to save up some money after Christmas).
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Monday, 15 December 2014

The Perfect Christmas Lip / The 12 Days of Blogmas #3

As the special day is coming ever so near, it's time to start thinking about one of those beauty essentials...a red lip! I personally don't own many red lip products (I've been buying a lot more neutral products recently), but I had a little look at all of my makeup and found these 4 hidden in my collection, so I'll be telling you what I think of each and every one of them. The thing I love about all of these is that they're all super affordable, ranging in price from £1 to £7.99, meaning there's definitely something for every budget.
 

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Men's Gift Guide / The 12 Days of Blogmas #2

 
 
With less than two weeks till Christmas, I'm sure there's still many of you worrying about what to get the men in your life, (I personally find it so much harder finding gifts for men). Similar to my Girls Gift Guide (which is linked at the end of this post), I decided to create a post that could potentially help you with this problem. Unlike that post, this is not a 25 under £25 gift guide, but most of these products are relatively inexpensive.
Saying this, I may not be the best person to write this gift guide as my family is made up of predominantly women, and well, let's just say I'm in a committed relationship with food right now...it is December afterall!!
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Saturday, 13 December 2014

The 12 Days of Blogmas is Here! / The Christmas Tag

 
So Christmas Day is nearing and that means only one thing in the blogging world...Blogmas!! Now I'm aware that many of you are blogging every day leading up to December aka. Blogmas, but as I was aware that I would be extremely busy with university during the first half of December, I knew that I just couldn't commit to that. Instead, now that I'm in my uni holiday, I've decided to do something called 'The 12 Days of Blogmas", where I will be blogging for the 12 days leading up to Christmas!
 


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Monday, 8 December 2014

25 Under £25 // Christmas Gift Guide For Her

If you're anything like me, it's highly likely that you have done very little of your Christmas shopping. I personally find it very hard shopping for some people's Christmas presents, but I do find these gift guides here in the blogging world extremely helpful. So I decided to create my own little gift guide series for any of you still looking for those perfect gifts, even though I'm possibly the last person to do so!
 
I will be posting a gift guide for guys and a luxury gift guide too, however today's post is all about gifts for girls; containing 25 products under £25! So if you're still searching for that perfect gift for your mum, sister, aunt, gran, friend or partner, then you better continue reading!
 

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Friday, 5 December 2014

#Nextmas Wishlist


As I'm a member of the Next Blogger Network, I was recently sent an email from them regarding their new competition, the #Nextmas Wishlist. Basically, what we needed to do was create a wishlist containing a maximum of 10 Next products, with the 5 best entries winning one of the items within their wishlist, picked at random. As I'm a huge lover of Next products (specifically their clothing), and because they have some amazing stuff out right now, I jumped at the chance to enter this competition!

I have however done this a little differently to everyone else. Instead of just creating a random wishlist from products on their site, I decided to create a wishlist made up of two outfits (night and day) that I would wear during the Winter months!
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Friday, 28 November 2014

A Coat Obsession

I don't know about you, but over these past few months I've had an unhealthy obsession with coats. I've never usually been one to obsess over coats, but this season they seem to have been such a big fashion trend, with new styles of coats entering stores. Coats seem to be the only thing I think about purchasing recently.
 
I scoured both ASOS and Topshop and these were some of my favourites on both sites! Personally I'm a lover of long, oversized, classic coats, which I think you'll be able to tell by from picks.
 
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Monday, 24 November 2014

What I Got For My 20th Birthday!

 
 
As you're probably unaware, this Saturday I celebrated my 20th birthday! It's absolutely crazy to think that I'm no longer a teen and even though I'm in no way old, I just feel so much older now! How weird is that??
 
Although I know some people don't really like reading these sorts of posts, I personally love seeing what other people received for their birthday (or Christmas), so as this is my first birthday where I've been blogging, this seems as though the perfect opportunity to write this post. I also want to state that I am in no way bragging about the things that I received, as I do understand that I'm very fortunate and am thankful for everything that was given to me.

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Monday, 17 November 2014

Blogging Tips: What I've Learnt From Blogging

First of all I want to say grab a drink, this is going to be a long post. I want to state that in no way would I consider myself to run a successful blog, but I did one of these types of posts about half a year ago and it got some great feedback, as well as the fact that it was my most popular post! I do also feel that these things I've learnt would be beneficial for any blogger, whether you're just planning to start a blog or you've been blogging for years. Also all views stated within this post are completely my own and are in no way right or wrong.
As I understand that this is a very long post, I've split it into smaller sections, so if you want, you can simply find a particular area to read about rather than the whole post.
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Friday, 14 November 2014

FashionFriday #1 // That Cool Autumn Breeze

 
Happy Friday everyone! I've decided to add a new fashion segment to my blog called FashionFriday, where I'll be posting a new OOTD every Friday. I would love to hear your thoughts about this and any particular outfits that you would be interested in seeing in the future.
 
For today, my outfit is pretty casual (and affordable!) This is something that I would commonly wear on a cool Autumn day, which will probably become more unlikely as it seems to be getting much colder here in England, but for the time being, I may be able to occasionally pull this off!
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Monday, 10 November 2014

7 Drugstore Products I Regret Buying

 
When it comes to buying beauty products, I am most certainly one of those people who will scour the Internet in search of reviews to see if I should actually purchase that product. Although this generally works to my benefit, there are still those times where some products that others rave about, I end up absolutely hating. I will however mention that most of these products listed here were bought on my initiative...possibly showing that I should not trust my own opinion!
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Monday, 27 October 2014

My Love! Michael Kors Large Selma Tote

 
I bought my very first designer bag and I'm oh so excited to tell you all about it!!
I'm sure you've seen this bag before, regularly popping up on blogs, fashion Instagram's and  occasionally YouTube videos!
So meet Selma, my brand new spanking Michael Kors bag; and yes, I call her Selma on a regular basis. This is my very first designer bag and I'm extremely happy to now have this in my collection, especially as I paid for it 100% on my own!
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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Back With A Vengeance!

Helloooo!
It's been absolutely ages since I've said that!
 
You may have been wondering where I've been these past few months as my blog seems to have been off the face of the earth, but I'm so happy to tell you...I'M BACK!!
 
So why haven't I been blogging since June?? I could say that I was extremely busy over the summer (which I was), but the honest answer would be that I fell out of love with blogging and for a while it started to feel like a chore for me, so I decided to take a break from the blogging world and I can tell you now that I've missed it soooo much!!!
But now I'm back and so ready to start back blogging again...I literally can't tell you how excited I am and that's exactly the feeling I want when blogging, just like at the start of this year when I started xBeautyMagic.
 
So what direction am I going in with this blog? First and foremost, because I feel that this is a completely fresh start for me and this blog, I decided to change the layout and design to something that I feel looks a little more professional than before...please do let me know what you think!
But onto the blog itself, overtime there will still be very similar posts as before, including beauty and fashion, however I've recently felt as though fashion has been my main interest over beauty, so I may include most fashion posts, including outfit ideas and OOTD's rather than beauty posts. Don't worry though...there will still be plenty beauty posts too!
Also I'm going to make sure to include some very different posts about some other important areas of my life, such as travelling, university and hopefully I'll include some more creative ones too as I'd love to have some DIY or baking posts on this blog!
 
Also as an apology for being absent on this blog for what seems like forever, I've already started planning my first actual giveaway which I hope to post sometime early-mid next month, so get excited for that!!
Expect me to post roughly two times per week on this blog, most likely on Monday's and Friday's, however I can't promise that, as it depends on my university and work schedules too!
 
Anyways, I'm SUPER EXCITED to start blogging again and I can't wait to start talking to everyone again, as well as meeting many, many more people!
 
Lots of Love
 
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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Mini Makeup Haul!

On a few different shopping trips I've been needing to pick up a few different beauty items, which thankfully I've been able to find...however as usual I did get pulled in by some pretty great deals as well, oops! I've also purchased some clothing items recently as well, but I thought it would be best to do two separate hauls instead, so this is quite a small haul really.

 
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Thursday, 12 June 2014

How I Style Patterned Trousers // OOTD

 
 After having some decent weather for last week in England, I decided to wear some of my new clothes to make good use of the nice weather. I love this outfit as it's something I've never really worn before but is honestly 100% my style, and if I could dress like this everyday, I would!

The pictures didn't turn out as great as I'd like them too and sorry for my makeupless face, haha! Also my necklace isn't showing in the first picture so that's a little annoying...
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Friday, 6 June 2014

5 Beauty Products I Couldn't Live Without! // #TOTW

I was recently asked by the lovely Paige over at misssugarspiceallthingsnice if I would like to take part in #TOTW (Topic of the Week) which she has just created. I thought it would be a great opportunity to become more involved with the blogging world, especially as there are some great blogs involved with this as well. Basically, Paige created a poll whereby we voted as to which topic in the poll we would like to write about that week. We were then emailed as to which topic was the most popular and chosen for the week.
This week the #TOTW is 5 Beauty Products You Couldn't Live Without!


If you would like to take part in this, definitely get in contact with Paige as I think she's always looking for more people to contribute.
 
It was definitely very hard to choose just 5 products as I love sooo many beauty products out there, but I somehow managed to narrow it down to these 5 products!
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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Review // Is The Baby Skin Primer Any Good??

 If you've seen my most recent haul (which was all the way back in April), you may have seen that I picked up the Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer from Maybelline. I'd been wanting to try it since it was released and after seeing mixed reviews from different blogs I wasn't 100% sure whether to purchase it or not, but I eventually grabbed it after a recent 2-for-1 deal at Boots.
 

This may be somewhat different to any reviews you've previously seen on this product as I've noticed that a lot of people reviewing this primer have been comparing it to Benefit's POREfessional, but as this happens to be the first primer I've ever tried, this review will in no way be compared to any others out there and for anyone who's never tried a primer before, this review may be in some way more useful to you!
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Thursday, 29 May 2014

GIVEAWAY (Closed) // Win Up To 6 Month's Free Advertising!!

 Ever since I started blogging I always wanted to hold some sort of a giveaway and after passing 400 Bloglovin and 600 Twitter followers and seeing an improvement in the number of visitors to my blog, I wanted to give something back to those who have supported my blog in one way or another! This is more so a competition that will help to further your blog rather than expand your makeup collection, but I am hoping that soon I can hold a giveaway with physical products that I'll be able to send out to the winners. Whilst I have limited money at the moment, I thought that this would be a great alternative, (but don't worry, a proper giveaway will be on it's way soon!)
 
 
 So I've decided to offer FREE ADVERTISING to 3 different people!! Each winner will need to provide me with some kind of button (no larger than 250x200) which will be featured on the sidebar of my blog for a particular length of time.
 
The lengths of time winners will receive free advertising are mentioned below:-
First place - 6 months
Second place - 3 months
Third - 1 month
 
Rules
- You must enter using Rafflecopter below.
- There are no limitations as to who can enter, as long as you have your own blog, whether it is a week or 5 years old.
- Each person has a maximum of 13 entries, none of which are mandatory.
- I will be checking that the winners have done what they have said they've done to be entered.
- Winners must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be given to someone else.
- I will email the winners, as well as Tweet who has won.
- No personal information (such as your email address) will be made public.
- Winners must provide a button to which I will link to their blog (no larger than 250x200 please, although I can crop them if needed). This will need to be provided to me no later than 2 weeks after I have contacted you! Rude or offensive buttons will not be accepted.
- As there is no physical prize, this giveaway is international!
- The giveaway will end in 1 months time, on the 29th of June 2014.
 
Although my blog is not one of the biggest out there, I'm hoping that my giveaway may be able to give the winners some more visitors and recognition!
 
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck on the giveaway!
If you have any ideas on what you'd like to see in a giveaway in a couple of months, feel free to mention it in the comments below!
 
Lots of Love
Lizzie xx
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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Latest in Beauty // The BBB Dream Box


Last week, Latest in Beauty released a new beauty box in collaboration with Jane from BritishBeautyBlogger. This is her third box which she has released (the first time with LIB) and is by far the best beauty box I've ever seen...and the first one I've actually ever bought!
 
I have been debating as to whether I should start up a monthly subscription with the likes of Glossybox or Birchbox, but I'm always sceptical as I don't want to be spending money on something I may not necessarily like! LIB do not provide a monthly subscription service, but instead you can choose which boxes you want to purchase whenever you like and you actually get to see exactly what's in each box beforehand, making the decision easier, as you know whether you'll like it or not and whether it's worth the money!
 
Once I saw this box I knew I had to have it, as it contains over £100 worth of products for just £19.95 (with free delivery)! Unfortunately this box sold out in roughly 24 hours, but you could be in with the chance of winning one by clicking here!
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Monday, 26 May 2014

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Lips // Review


First of all, sorry for the lack of posts in May. I've been quite busy this month with finishing university and starting my new job! However now that I'm off for four months, I have plenty of time for blogging!
Anyway, if you saw my most recent haul, then you may remember I picked up one of these Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Lips from Boots. They've been out for a few months now and I'm sure you've probably seen some other reviews here and there but I thought after using this product quite a bit over the last few weeks, I would be able to give a fair and honest review to you. I only picked up one as I don't like purchasing more than one of a product I'm not 100% sure I'll like and in this case I chose Capella, which is a bright pink shade with a hint of purple.

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Sunday, 18 May 2014

My Biggest Blogging Mistakes!

As I've nearly been blogging for a total of four months now, I started to reflect upon everything I've achieved, but along with that I also began to think about all of my personal blogging mistakes. Now I'm not saying that it's a mistake if you do any of these yourself, but they just happen to be things that didn't really work for me or benefit my blog in any way. I am however glad I have made these mistakes, as like you've probably heard, you learn from your mistakes.
 
 
This may be useful for any of you newbie bloggers, to avoid making some of these mistakes early on, but for any of you current bloggers, maybe you can in some way relate to this post, whether you've been blogging 1 week or 5 years.
 
This is a pretty wordy post, so if you don't have the time or energy to read word for word, you can skip to the end where I conclude everything I talk about in a few bullet points!!
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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Review // Are Cheap Moisturisers Any Good??


In the recent cold weather, I've found myself struggling to cope with my worsening dry skin, especially as before this year I've never had any major problems with my skin in terms of dryness. I will admit that I'm one of those people who has a very limited skincare routine, simply because I know very little about skincare products and the fact that most of the time, I actually can't be bothered! Also I prefer buying more makeup products as you can 100% see the effect it has on your skin, but during the last few months, my face makeup started to look terrible due to the increasingly worsening dry patches on my skin...so I had to go and try something new!

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Saturday, 10 May 2014

River Island // Summer Wishlist

 
After recently creating a Summer Topshop Wishlist and receiving some great feedback on it, I thought it would be a great idea to create a mini fashion wishlist series on my blog where I will feature one different store every month and show you what I'm currently loving there! This month I chose River Island.

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Monday, 5 May 2014

Review // Maybelline's Better Skin Foundation

 
So looking at this photo you may be wondering why I have a tester instead of a normal bottle of foundation. I didn't steal it from the store just in case you were wondering; I have this because recently Maybelline were giving away free samples of their new foundation online. So because I'd been wanting to try this for a while, I took this as a chance to test it out and see if I should actually buy the full size. And I'm so glad I did because I hate it!!
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Monday, 28 April 2014

Things Are Heating Up // Haul

Over the Easter break, I spent a large chunk of my time focussing on coursework. As a little reward to myself, I decided that the best thing for me to do would be a little shopping...aka spending money I don't have. I've picked up some really great things for the upcoming summer from Forever 21, New Look, H&M and Boots - we can only hope that at some point it gets a little warmer here in England!
 
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Summer Wishlist // Topshop

 
Recently, I've found that I've been sooo obsessed with the new Spring and Summer fashion coming into stores. One of my favourite stores, like many bloggers out there is Topshop, however as I'm pretty poor right now, I can't really afford anything there. So I just spend my days lusting after everything online.
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Saturday, 19 April 2014

What Would I Wear #1 // Coachella

 
I'm pretty sure that unless you've been hiding under a rock recently, then you know that Coachella has been taking place these past two weekends. Now, one of the great things about Coachella for me is the style. I love the bohemian vibe that Coachella gives and it's honestly 100% my style...if only I could live in California and dress like this everyday, sigh. So it got me thinking, what would I actually wear if I had the chance to go to Coachella? After a bit of searching the web, I can across these gorgeous pieces and now, I pretty much want to own all these - why do I do this to myself?!
 
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Monday, 14 April 2014

University Makeup Collection!

I'm sure like myself, many of you out there love watching/reading about make up collections. I thought as I'm only living at university for a couple more weeks after the Easter holidays, I would show you all how I store my make up whilst there. Hopefully this could give you some ideas in how to store you own makeup if your struggling yourself!

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

HAUL // £1 H&M Sale!!

Last week, my local H&M at uni was having a MASSIVE sale and being the typical shopaholic and bargain hunter I had to go and check it out! What was so amazing about this sale was the fact that over half of the sale items were £1, I'm not kidding, I swear! I managed to pop down on the second day of the sale so unfortunately a lot of the really good stuff had gone, but I still managed to find some pretty good things and for £1 per item I can't exactly complain!
 
 
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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Versatile/Very Inspiring Blogger Awards!

 
Last week I was very fortunate to be nominated for two awards which is absolutely crazy!! These are the Versatile Blogger Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and although they have different names, they are pretty much the same thing so I decided to just write a single post. I owe a BIG thank you to Becky at beckyisobel and Jen at looksandlifestyle who nominated me for these awards, so make sure you head over to their amazing blogs if you haven't done so already!!

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Girls Night Out! FOTN & OOTN

A couple days ago, a few friends of mine came to stay with me at uni. As it was one of our friends birthday's we obviously all went out and being the typical blogger, I saw this as an opportunity to do both an OOTN and an FOTN for you to read. Both the makeup and outfit are relatively simple and easy for anyone to recreate!!
 
 
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Monday, 31 March 2014

Rimmel vs Rimmel

 
I'm a big lover of foundations and I have to say that Rimmel make some great ones. I haven't yet tried the ever so famous Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation yet, but I have tried the Match Perfection and Lasting Finish foundations. I've been using both of these foundations for well over a year now so I thought it would be interesting to compare them and show you which one I actually prefer!

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Review // Seventeen Pwhoarr Paint Under Eye Concealer!!

Recently whilst out shopping, I decided that I needed a new under eye concealer, as my current one just didn't seem to do the job as well as I wanted it to. After seeing so many people raving about the Seventeen Phwoarr Paint I decided to take advantage of the Boots 3-for-2 deal and buy this concealer. I picked up this concealer in the shade Fair and have been using it everyday for almost 2 weeks now, so I feel that I can give a good honest view for any of you looking to purchase a new concealer!
 

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

University Room Tour!

 
I LOVE ready these types of posts as I'm a very nosy person, so I thought it would only be suitable for all you nosy people out there to see my uni room tour. I've been here since September but only have about 2 months left in this room as uni finishes in May, so I knew I needed to do this room tour soon. Also it made me give my room a little bit of a clean...just for you!
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Sunday, 23 March 2014

OOTN: Family Meal

Yesterday was my Grandad's 80th, so to celebrate my family and I went out for a meal and it was a great night filled with yummy food...mmmmm! As we didn't head anywhere fancy, I wanted to wear something quite simple that was a little more dressy than my usual everyday style, as well as incorporate a little bit of Spring into my outfit - Spring is my favourite month in terms of fashion! I hope you understood that, haha!
 
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The Makeup Mishaps Tag

After my photos that I took for a university room tour today turned out pretty rubbish (not happy), I decided to search through some blogs to find something quick but fun to write about. After a few minutes I came across this tag which was created by Becca at beccasfashionandlife and decided that I had to do it. It's a really interesting tag and some of the questions were actually quite hard to answer, but make sure to take a look at my answers and see if you agree or not!!
 
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Sunday, 16 March 2014

HAUL // Getting Ready For Spring

Hello Everyone!
This weekend I decided to pop out shopping - so much for the spending ban I said I'd have not long ago...ooops. To be honest though, I needed a few essentials for Spring and Summer which I managed to get a few of, although I did come back with some things I didn't exactly need...oh well. This is a pretty small haul but I couldn't resist showing you my new things and make sure to tell me if you like/have tried anything below!
 
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Friday, 14 March 2014

50 Random Facts About Me!

Asides from beauty and fashion posts, I love reading posts that help me to get to know my fellow bloggers a little bit better, which sometimes show just how much we have in common. So I thought it would only be right to do the 50 random facts about me as I enjoy reading them so much myself. Hopefully you'll enjoy reading these somewhat strange facts and maybe you'll end up relating to some of them!!
 

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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Spring Has Sprung // OOTD

I'm sure if you live in England, you've been enjoying the nice weather today like myself, which is surprising as I was bundling up in chunky jumpers a couple of days ago!! So obviously being a blogger, I made use of the good weather and natural lighting to take pictures, today an OOTD. Of course it's not warm enough for me to be wearing shorts or anything (although I have seen many people wearing them), but it's just nice to not have to layer up in long sleeved tops and coats. Also I've been able to wear my new cardigan which I haven't had chance to with the cold weather, yay!
 
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