Blogmas Day 9 – Share Your Posts Tag and Skin Illuminator!

Hi Guyssss, today is going to be a bit of a different post! One of the best things about blogging is meeting new bloggers, discovering exciting new posts and just generally being a part of the lovely blogging community!

So the rules…

Comment below with your favourite post you have written


Comment below recommending your favourite blogger/favourite post by them


Like or comment on this post and I will check out your blog ūüôā

Share this post or create your own so that everyone discovers new bloggers and can read their amazing work!


Day Nine of my beauty advent calendar revealed…

… 10ml of No7 Skin Illuminator Radiance Boosting Beauty Fluid

I am a huge fan of contouring and this product will look¬†amazing over¬†the cheek bone high lighter! It is so shimmery – I’m going to use it on my cheek bones to lift them and also on my collar bone. You only need a little bit though because it goes far!




Blogmas Day 2 – Bodywash and Christmas Wishing

Day two of Blogmas here we go!

Today I…

… went out for tea at one of my most favourite restaurants – Ricci’s Place – with one of my dearest friends! We ate and chatted and ate some more! We shared some breaded nachos and I had a venison burger which was so yummy! I had never tried venison before either!

Day two of my beauty advent calendar revealed…

50 ml of No7 Beautiful Skin and Blissful Body Wash

I haven’t tried this out yet because I am going to save it to use on my birthday in three days! It says it is creamy soft for silky smooth skin. I can’t wait to use this!

Five random¬†things on my Christmas wish list…

Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette
I have a few little eye shadows from Sephora and MAC but do not own my own palette! I would love one of these!
James Bay – Chaos and the Calm CD
Ever since I saw him perform at Park Life I love him! I find his music so chilled and calming. It is so unlike anything in the charts at the moment.
Foam Roller!
Now that I spend so much of my life at the gym (it is literally my second home) I ache a lotttttt. Foam rolling after a session really helps my aches and pains, at the moment I have been using my PT’s foam roller so it would be great to have my own!
MAC Haute and Naughty Lash Mascara
Having tried to waterproof version of this mascara and not liking it much I have decided to go back to the none waterproof version! Best mascara hands down I have ever ever had! The only reason I prefer this version to the waterproof version is that I practically needed a shovel to get it off! No amount of washing/product/face wipes would get that war paint off of my eye lashes without waking up resembling what can only be described as the Kung-Fu-Panda-Look (not my most attractive look I must say). But still – rate MAC, rate their mascara, decent price soo how can I resist!
Zoella Soak Opera
Loved this product from the first time I bought it – smells amazing, makes my skin soft and my bath never fails to feel relaxing with this in! It is a product I always renew.
What items are on your Christmas wish list? Comment below with your items – beauty related or utterly random – your choice! xox

The Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Tag

I discovered this beauty tag on one of my favourite Bloggers – Jess Leeman’s site. I love reading her posts! You guys should check her site out! ūüôā

If any of you guys want to do this tag feel free!


Name a Beauty Regimen You Rarely Do

I used to be so into the whole cleanse-tone-moisturise routine. When I was at university I was so good with it, I would do it twice a day but now I have moved home I kinda just skip the cleanse-tone stage and go straight to the moisturise! So I would have to say this is the regimen I rarely do nowadays – definitely something I should improve on!

Is Washing Your Make Up Brushes Something You Regularly Do?

I would love to say yes but I always put off doing it! I need to invest in one of those products which when washing brushes you run them over the edges to get off the excess make up.

How Long Do You Last With Chipped Nail Polish?

About a day! I once had shellac put on and it chipped within about 4 days of having it done and I couldn’t stand seeing it chipped so took the whole thing off that day!

How Long Do You Put Off Buying/Replacing A Beauty Product If You Need It?

If it is a beauty essential like make up wipes, moisturiser, face wash etc I buy it just before the other one runs out so I can go straight into using a new one but if my favourite lipstick runs out I wouldn’t urgently replace it – I would buy it when I next popped into town or went into a MAC store.

What’s Your Worst Beauty Habit?

The equivalent of double dipping I suppose but with my brushes! So for eye shadow brushes using it in one eye shadow then not washing it before I use it in another! Also with my bronzer brush – using it for my bronzer and my brown contour interchangeably!

Name Something Non-Beauty Related That You Put Off Doing Most Of The Time

My ironing – literally who wants to stand there and iron shirts? It is soooo boring! But unfortunately it has to be done!

Can You Commit To No Make Up Buys?

Sure! If I don’t need anything I will genuinely have enough will power! But it doesn’t stop me having a cheeky browse I suppose…

How Organised Is Your Make Up And Nail Polish Collection?

At the moment I have all my products I use rarely in a huge washing up basin and the ones I use most regularly on my mantel piece below my mirror. My nail polishes are piled into a box (which makes finding the one I want difficult!). When I have my bedroom sorted out this would be ideal…

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Sweater Weather Tag

Thank you veeeeery much to the lovely Bapalaya for tagging me to do this post! I had a lot of fun doing this post – you guys should check out her blog it’s fab!

1. Favorite candle scent?

Hmm probably something sweet but not too overpowering. I love Yankee candles РI used to work by a Yankee candle store so every time I was at work I would pop in and have a little browse!

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?

This is so hard! Erm I love them all, recently I have gotten into the herbal tea life – you can’t beat a bit of green tea with lemon. But my all time favourite would have to be a hot chocolate (made with milk not boiling water) with teeny tiny marshmallows, fresh cream and – hey – why not add a chocolate flake in there too!

3. What’s the best fall memory you have?

Fall usually comes around when it’s the beginning of school/university so I guess my favourite fall memory is that – seeing all my¬†friends again excited (especially at uni with most of my friends living at the other end of the country), everyone in new clothes (and new knit wear fashions) with new stationary ready for the new term/semester/academic year.

4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?

I am allllll about the dark lipped life. A few of my favourites are Kate Moss 107 and just a simple dark purple from the Topshop’s own range. I love dark lips – day or night really. The only time I would wear eyeliner on top of my eyelid is when I am wearing fake lashes. I tend to go for a more natural look during the day too so I wouldn’t really ever wear winged eyeliner.

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5. Best fragrance for fall?

Probably something fruity and fresh – I loveeee Victoria’s Secret body sprays.

6. Favorite Thanksgiving food (or fall food if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving?)

In England we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but I guess fall food would be lovely warm homemade meals like pie or homemade soup. So I would probably say that. My grandma makes the best homemade soup!

7. What is autumn weather like where you live?

Crisp and cold! I live in Yorkshire so it generally is quite cold, rainy and breezy in the fall!

8. Most worn sweater?

I have an old school Ralph Lauren Polo black oversized jumper with an American flag on which I wear a lot. It goes so well with leggings and jeans and is really warm! It was a twice hand me down so is proper cosy!

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9. Must-have nail polish this fall?

Ooh in the fall I prefer a red nail polish with sparkles on top! This ‘Raspberry’ shade by Barry M at ¬£2.99 is perfect!

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

Football games definitely! I am going to watch my favourite team Manchester City next weekend wooo! My dad and I always go to football games together and I love it!

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?

I love skinny jeans for going out tucked into some chunky boots or Uggs but for the days in when it is raining outside and I’m chilling, I prefer leggings!

12. Combat boots or Uggs?

To me you either love Uggs or hate them and I must admit I am a huge fan of them (on girls though – I think they look bizarre on men!). My parents bought me some one year for my birthday and I LOVED them – I literally never took them off.

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

Do ya know I have never ever tried it! I shall have to try some and see if it is indeed worth the hype!

14. Favorite fall TV show?

I am not sure but I loveeee watching Sex and the City at the moment! I’m watching the whole box set in order.

15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit?

Probably ‘Otto Knows – Million Voices’ as this was my freshers song. So every time September/October comes around I always think of this song!

16. Halloween- Yay or Nay?

YAY. At uni Halloween was amazing in my final year we had a special night out called Mayhem where you paid for a wrist band and could get into 5 different clubs. I remember that night being so much fun.When I was little I used to love Halloween – my mom would take my sister and I trick or treating and we would come back with loads of goodies! Although one year my sister and I were pretty annoyed at one man that gave us an orange instead of sweeties!

17. Fall mornings or evenings?

I love the mornings in the fall. I walk to work everyday and the mornings are perfect Рcrisp but warm at the same time because of the morning sun.

18. What do you think about Black Friday?

I personally wouldn’t ever buy anything on Black Friday. For me, shopping is a calm, relaxing and therapeutic experience and nothing screams ‘STRESSSSSSSS’ like rushing around red faced, people shoving/elbowing you and panic buying. I wouldn’t even do it online because I’d end up buying stuff I wouldn’t even want or need because it is on sale. I would prefer to pay full price than ruin my calm shopping experience. LOL rant over.

19. One Fall 2015 trend you love?

I can’t pick oneeeee! I am a huge knit wear/big coat lover. I loveeee buying new scarves, hats and gloves and also a new winter coat. I bought a scarf last year from Topshop and it is navy and red patterned (it has reversible patterns on the other side). It is so thick and lovely and warm. So chunky knit wear and winter coats are my fave 2015 fall trend.

20. Favorite type of pie?

I literally cannot even pick one haha everyone knows that pie is my all time favourite food. Probably meat and potato pie for mains and apple pie with custard for dessert!

I would like to nominate anybody and everybody who wants to do this tag! xox

Love/Hate Tag

I have been invited by the lovely to do the love/hate tag. Her blog is fabulous full of beauty and interesting travelling posts Рdefinitely check it out!

Here are the rules: List 10 things you love and 10 things you hate. Nominate 10 people for the tag.

10 Things I love

1. Visiting new places. I love to travel to new places and countries. I love experiencing new cultures, getting lost in the different histories and just being in places that are out of the ordinary to me. I definitely caught the travelling bug a long time ago!

2. Having really long conversations. I love just staying up all night/ going for long walks and getting lost in conversation with my favourite people.

3. Doing crazy sports – sky diving, zip lining, rock it ball – you name it if it’s a crazy sport I will give it a go. I love the feeling of being daring and trying new things. The feeling of accomplishment (especially of something you never thought you’d do) is incredible and gives you such a buzz.

4. Applying make up. When I was at school art was definitely one of my favourite subjects and I see make up as a kind of art. I love mixing different shades and experimenting with new looks. I don’t wear make up very often either so when I do I find it a really fun and calming experience. Plus whenever I wear make up it’s for a special occasion so I associate it with excitement!

5. Watching my cousins grow. I am the oldest cousin and I have four cousins younger than me (now they are 16, 14, 11 and 8). I remember each one of them being born and I love watching them accomplish great things. They are all so different and I love spending time with them – whether it’s watching their school plays, having sleepovers or just eating fish and chips/dominoes on a lazy Friday night.

6. Baking and cooking. I find it so relaxing! I love it when I know that people have really enjoyed what I have baked/ cooked for them. My favourite thing to bake is chocolate fudge cake! My favourite thing to cook is mexican food.

7. Reading Rom Com novels. I love to read a good love story, I always end up crying but I love those sorta Nicholas Sparks type books.

8. Laughing until I cry. My mom and I recently¬†went shopping and on the train back we made an inside joke and could not stop laughing. I am talking about the can’t-breathe-mascara-running-red-face kinda laughter. In my family we act silly all the time – we’ve always had a lottttt of fun and laughter in our house.

9. Yorkshire. Going to uni really made me realise how much I love where I live. Yorkshire people are super friendly and will practically become best friends with people they stand with at the bus stop. The views are incredible – I love the Yorkshire moors. The water is amazing (if you have ever tasted Yorkshire water you’ll know what I’m talking about). And the accent just feels like home.

10. My best friends. I feel so lucky to have best friends who will always be there and make me laugh. I have had some of my best memories with them!

Ten Things I Hate

1. When people make rude/horrible comments about Jewish people. Having gone to Auschwitz it really really makes my blood boil when I see someone being awful about Jewish people.

2. Cheaters. It baffles me as to why people don’t end relationships before they start something with someone else.

3. Tuna – dear god it is horrid. I once had a warm tuna sandwich *shudder* (which clearly scarred me for life) and from that day on never ever ate tuna again.

4. People that walk sooooooo slowly when you’re in a rush. I swear every time I am in a rush to be somewhere I end up just chilling behind people that could only have been a sloth in their past life.

5. Guys that wolf whistle/make comments at me and think it’s okay to come up to me and get in my face. I think it is so disrespectful to catcall. I have never heard a story where a woman is minding her own business and a guy shouts something like ‘DATT ASS’ (yeah that really was said to me) and the woman stops and says ‘Oh my god I want to marry that guy’.

6. People who bikini shame women they think are ‘too big’ to wear bikinis. Women can wear what the hell makes them feel like a sass queen and it isn’t right to rain on their glam¬†parade.

7. When you smudge your nail varnish after just applying it (or even worse spill dark purple nail varnish all over your new £50.00 beautiful bedding *cries inside*).

8. People who are against women boxing *Amir Khan I’m looking at you*. Women boxers are incredible – I’ve sparred and trained with some crazy talented girl boxers who would no doubt¬†send men face first to the canvas. Just because they are women does not mean that they are any less strong or skilled than men.

9. Rude people. It doesn’t cost to hold doors open/ say please or thank you. It is literally one of my biggest pet peeves.

10. When people can see the bus/train/any transport is getting full and people are standing but still insist that their Wilkinson’s carrier bag deserves a seat more than an actual human being. Maaaaaaan that grinds my gears.

Now it is your turn…