Tuesday, 8 January 2019

YOU CAN BE THAT WOMAN THAT PULLS OFF ANY OUTFIT!


Well hello there!
Today I have a collaboration post for you, to show that you can indeed pull off any outfit.
Don’t we all envy that woman who can look amazing in any outfit? It doesn’t matter what shape, size, or colour it is; she can pick it up and rock the hell out of it. Then, we come along with our massive list of outfit no-goes. It can be both humiliating and exhausting, and you'd do anything to pick clothes without it being such a hard decision.



In reality, ‘that woman’ is often an illusion. Even if someone’s outfit choices seem effortless, the chances are that they aren’t. We ALL have limitations. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. If you want to be the woman who can wear it all, you can be. All you need to do to l is consider how to address those limitations. These vary, of course, so I can’t help you with every obstacle. What I can do is consider ways around the most common ones. Then, you’ll be free to apply the same rules to your unique issues. Before you know it, every outfit in that clothes store will become an option for you.

The ‘wrong’ colour



Most often, we all have a colour which we won’t go near. You know how it goes. The moment you put this shade near you, it turns your whole face a ludicrous colour. No matter how often you try, you can’t get it to suit you. But, did you know that issues like these are often to do with nothing more than your makeup choices? If you can’t go near orange, for example, it’s possible that you’re using a foundation or lipstick colour which doesn’t compliment. Play around with different shades of makeup. Try wearing lipsticks with pink or red tones. Just like that, you open up a whole new colour palette for yourself.


The boob conundrum

Our boobs often cause us issues when it comes to fashion. Whether they’re large or small, they can leave us unable to consider various outfits. But, again, this doesn’t need to be your fate. Never underestimate the power of a decent bra. Big boobs are often harnessed well with a proper underwire. Equally, padding can fill out the flattest chest in a low cut dress. Only in extreme cases, surgical options like those offered by Dr Tavakoli could broaden your outfit horizons no end. So, think twice next time you rule out an outfit on account of your chest and just go for it!




Your body shape

Last, we all have different body shapes. The chances are that you know whether you’re a pear or an apple etc. You probably think you know which shapes work on you. But, these safety nets are often false illusions. The fact is that every outfit is different. You shouldn’t avoid tight trousers because of your pear shape. You don’t need to forget about dresses if you’re an apple. Step outside your comfort zone, and use the dressing room for its intended purpose. You may come to consider outfits you wouldn’t have looked twice at before.

I hope this helps you step out of your comfort zone and shows that you can indeed pull off any outfit! All women should never feel like they cannot wear something because someone else to you 'looks better' in it. Go for it!

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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

HELLO 2019! DECEMBER FAVOURITES 2018



Well hello there!
First of all hello 2019, I cannot believe we are here already. I hope you all had a lovely end to 2018, I have been ill for the past week so I'm not entirely loving life at the moment but nevertheless lets get on with today's post! I am of course going to be telling you what products I have been loving throughout December, I hope you still love reading these posts as they're some of my favourite to read.

Let's talk skincare!

December is of course the start of Winter and whilst most of us were getting excited for the festivities, the Winter weather has caused me to not only get ill but it made my skin extremely dry.

I was on the look out for a while for a moisturiser that would be good for a combination skin type. I googled a suitable skin care routine and a lot of them said to use more of a lightweight gel based moisturiser rather than a cream. To my surprise Revolution had just come out with their new skincare line, and I noticed they had released one and the name is literally 'Hydration Boost Lightweight Hydrating Gel Cream'. You can just imagine my excitement when seeing this on the website, but unfortunately it was sold out. I finally got my hands on it and I can safely say this is the best moisturiser I have ever used. It literally feels like you're rubbing water on your face, and it soaks really well into your skin. I have noticed a massive difference to my skin since using this, if you are after a new one then I would highly recommend this one! It's £8 which isn't the cheapest, but I promise you it is so worth it.

Not only did my skin start getting dry but it was also the start of the dreaded dry, chapped lips season. 

This is such a popular brand for lip care products, I for one had never tried this brand before until Chemist kindly gifted this to me for one of my Blogmas posts. I got just the standard lip balm in the tube with the flavour strawberry, this smells like strawberry sweets it's so yummy I could honestly eat it. It terms of the product itself, I cannot fault it. I am normally really picky with my lip balms because most of them can cause acne around my lips (which is the most annoying thing when you are prone to dry lips). This one fingers crossed so far has not caused any acne and it is very moisturising. Plus this has SPF 15 in it which is always a good thing and will protect your lips especially in the summer time and on holiday. For me there is a slight tingling sensation on my lips that I don't mind, I did google this and it says this is normal. You can pick this up at the moment for £1.79 what an absolute bargain!

Now it wouldn't be my blog if I didn't have a couple of makeup items!

I went into Primark a few weeks ago to get some bits and I come across their pressed powder, I know Sophdoesnails raves about this so I just had to pick it up.

I only have a few pressed powder's in my collection as I tend to just stick to the ones that I know will work for me, however when I saw that this powder is only £2 I had to give it a go. Can I just say that Primark are absolutely killing the makeup game with so many amazing products, and this powder was no exception! First of all this does such a good job of mattifying my skin, just switching up this powder into my normal makeup routine has made a difference to how long it lasts. The best part about this is how amazing the coverage is, I've never had a powder that has this good coverage as all my other ones are drugstore. People have compared this to the Mac powder so it must be good!

It would also not be me if I didn't tell you about a highlighter I have been loving.

As you would know I got this in a recent Beauty Bay order as it was on sale. I had been wanting this highlighter for the longest time, as I heard SO many good things about it. Nikkie Tutorials is the queen of glow so I instantly knew this would not disappoint. First of all they have completely changed their packaging and I love it because it's white and silver. This highlighter you guys is super blinding and is the most perfect shade for us pale girls. The formula is very wet looking and it looks beautiful on the skin, it never lets me down. When I want a highlighter to shock a few people I am instantly drawn to this I love it so much. This is expensive at £25 but let me tell you it is worth every single penny, you need this in your life!

So those were my December Favourites, I hope you all have an amazing 2019 and let's make it the best year yet!
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Monday, 24 December 2018

DAY 24: 50 BLOGMAS IDEAS



Well hello there!
For my last post for Blogmas this year I thought I would share 50 Blogmas ideas if you was thinking about doing this next year. I can't believe Blogmas is over, this has been really difficult and slightly stressful but it has been so worth it. I hope you have enjoyed all of the content I have put out this month. You can read them all here. I am going to be giving myself a break from blogging for the rest of December and I will come back in January with a brand new post! 

1) Christmas Gifts For Her
2) Christmas Gifts for Him
3) Favourite Christmas Songs
4) Favourite Christmas Films
5) New Years Resolutions
6) Christmas Makeup Look
7) New Years Eve Makeup Look
8) Christmas Wish List
9) Christmas Makeup Gift Sets
10) Christmas Skincare Gift Sets
11) Christmas Perfume Gift Sets
12) Beauty Advent Calendars
13) Stocking Filler Ideas
14) Christmas Giveaway
15) The Christmas Tag
16) Christmas Food Recipe
17) Product Review
18) The Winter Tag
19) November Favourites
20) Christmas Jumper Day Ideas
21) Affordable Red Lips
22) Winter Skincare Routine
23) Christmas Aftershave Gift Sets
24) Christmas Decorations Haul
25) Festive Candles
26) Festive Nail Ideas
27) Secret Santa Ideas
28) Work Christmas Party Outfit Ideas
29) New Years Eve Outfit Ideas
30) DIY Christmas Cards
31) Christmas Day Outfit
32) Collab with Other Blogger
33) Your Christmas Day Plans
34) Festive Snack Ideas
35) Reflecting on Goals for This Year
36) Goals for Next Year
37) Favourite Beauty Products from This Year
38) Christmas Cocktails
39) DIY Christmas Gifts
40) Things I Love About Christmas
41) Favourite Childhood Christmas Memory
42) Christmas Tree Reveal
43) Christmas Eve Traditions
44) Favourite Christmas Jokes
45) What is the Best Christmas Gift You Have Ever Received?
46) Christmas Bucket List
47) A Christmas Playlist 
48) Essentials for Winter
49) What Did I Learn This Year
50) and of course... 50 Blogmas Ideas

So that is 50 Blogmas Ideas! I hope you enjoyed all of my Blogmas posts this year. I hope you have an amazing Christmas and a Happy New Year and I will see you in 2019!
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Sunday, 23 December 2018

DAY 23: 2018 GOAL REFLECTIONS & GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR



Well hello there!
For one of the last posts of Blogmas, which I can't believe we are just 2 days away from Christmas Day it's gone so quick. I wanted to do an 2018 goals reflection and want to talk about my New Year's resolutions and goals for 2019.

Lets go over my 2018 Goals which I wrote a post on earlier this year:

1) Join the gym - I knew this wasn't going to happen so no I did not start the gym this year. I'm too shy to go into an environment like that, instead I have bought the Charlotte Crosby fitness DVD so I can exercise at home.

2) Drink 2 litres of water a day - this is something that is very hit and miss, some days I will drink that amount and other days I will only drink 1 litre. It depends how I'm feeling on the day because believe it or not it takes me motivation to stick to this and some days I'm just not feeling it or I'm too busy at work.


3) Maintain a healthy diet - not sure if you're aware as I don't really talk about  it on my blog, but I was told I have IBS this year so this was a big goal of mine. When I got back from holiday in June I did start to have a healthy diet and I noticed big changes in myself and my skin. Again this depends on how I'm feeling day to day but I like to be as healthy as I can.

4) 
Reach 30,000 blog views by my blog anniversary (6th November) - for some reason my blog views have not been so great lately so unfortunately I didn't reach this goal. However, I have just over 28,000 at the moment so I am nearly there!

5) Have 100 subscribers by the end of the year - I absolutely smashed this goal because I have just over 500 at the moment and I am so proud of myself. I am also very glad I started YouTube because it has given me that extra confidence I needed.

6) Reach 1,000 followers on my blog Instagram page - I also reached this goal as well as I have just over 1000 now, very happy I achieved this.

My goals for 2019 (mainly self-care):

1) Take my water intake more seriously - as I have IBS, drinking a lot of water is essential to stay as hydrated as possible. 

2) Exercise - this is an absolute must for my body confidence and it makes you feel a lot better with yourself.

3) Go through my wardrobe - I need to get rid of any clothes I don't feel good in. I have so many and it's because I am a hoarder and find it so difficult to get rid of things but I need to start being more strict with myself.

4) Reach 2000 on my blog Instagram - I got to 1000 in 10 months so I'm hoping I can get another 1000 by this time next year.

5) Reach 1000 subscribers on YouTube - not sure if this will happen but I would really like to hit 1000 subscribers, as that's when you can start getting monetized if you also hit 4000 hours watch time.

6) Focus more on my YouTube content - I want to make a real effort with my YouTube content next year, which means I might only post on my blog a couple of times a month instead of 4. I will see about this, depends how much spare time I have.

So those were my 2018 goal reflections and my 2019 goals, what are your goals for next year?
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Saturday, 22 December 2018

DAY 22: A CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST



Well hello there!
Today I want to share with you a Christmas Playlist. If you are having a party or just want to listen to some Christmas music and need some ideas, then see down below my favourites! The links will take you to YouTube so you can listen to them, enjoy! xo


So there you have 30 Christmas songs, I hope this get's your more in the mood if you aren't already! 3 days to go.
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Friday, 21 December 2018

DAY 21: XMAS MAKEUP LOOK FOR £25! // COLLAB WITH LIFEOFERIINN



Well hello there!
Today I have a very different post for me, I have another collaboration and it is with The Life Of Erin. We are doing a Christmas makeup look for only £25! This was so hard for me to do because I don't have as much very cheap makeup as I thought I did. However, I did find some products and my look added up to just under the £25 mark.

PRODUCTS USED


Foundation - Revolution Fast Base Stick £5
Concealer - Primark My Perfect Colour £2
Powder - Rimmel Stay Matte £3.99
Bronzer, Highlight, Blush and Eyeshadow - Technic Show Stopper Palette £6
Mascara - Collection Lash Surge £4.99
Lipstick - Revolution Past Midnight £3

Total = £24.98

FINISHED LOOK


It was so difficult to come up with a look with such a little budget but I really enjoyed doing this. Just goes to show that you don't need to buy expensive makeup to create a good makeup look. 

Thank you to The Life Of Erin for collaborating with me, you can check her makeup look out here.
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Thursday, 20 December 2018

DAY 20: PARTY OUTFIT PICKS




Well hello there!
It can be stressful finding an outfit this close to Christmas, so I have picked out some outfits from websites to give you some inspiration.

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Hopefully this gives you a bit of inspiration for an outfit for either Christmas or NYE!
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