Tuesday, 30 December 2014

New Year's Eve Make-Up.

The other day, I shared with you my perfect nail polish picks for New Year's Eve. Despite still not knowing what we'll be doing, I've decided to go for the gold on my fingers and hot pink on my toes, so thought it would be fun to show you what make-up I'll be wearing on the night!

Monday, 29 December 2014

The Edit - NYE Nails.

If you cant wear something sparkly on NYE, when can you? All girls love a bit of glitter, we just like to incorporate it into our looks In different ways. While some attend a NYE bash looking like they wouldn't look out of place on a Christmas tree, others, such as myself, like to be a little more subtle.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

NYE Dresses - PromTimes.*

Whether you're staying in with friends or going out, chances are, you like to get dressed up on New Year's Eve. PromTimes offer a great variety of dress for all occassions. In my last post that I did in collaboration with them, I talked about some of the perfect prom dresses, but I have a while to go until that particular occasion, so until then, here's my top picks for NYE. Hope you find some inspiration!

Saturday, 27 December 2014

December in Photos.

This is a scheduled post as I am currently probably under a lot of blankets and feeling sorry for myself, having eaten one too many pigs in blankets. I'm not sure when I'll wake up and it's possible that I may sleep through the New Year. Jokes aside, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that it was everything you wished for. I'm going to save my Christmas post for some time in January as there are still presents waiting to be exchanged. Instead, I'm going to be sharing a few photos that I've taken throughout the month of December. They may make you want to relive the month all over again.

Went ice-skating. Thought I was going to die.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

The Christmas Tag - Blogmas Day 24.

Boo, sob, hiss and all of the inbetween - today is the final day of blogmas. Yes, it's Christmas Eve! I will actually be celebrating Christmas on Boxing Day (I'm devestated) but that doesn't mean the final day of Blogmas has to be any less festive! I'm going to be doing a Christmas Tag!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

July - December 2014 Memories - Blogmas Day 23.

Having written my January - June 2014 favourites over two weeks ago, and now that 2014 is officially coming to a close, I think it's time to look back on July - December. This selection of photos are definitely a lot more Summer based, so be warned - you might just miss the warmer months after seeing this! 

Monday, 22 December 2014

Mani Monday #14 - Blogmas Day 22.

Are you ready for the final edition of Mani Monday and what's actually final edition of the blog features that I've been doing for the past five months?! Yes, they are all coming to an end! I'm excited to come out with new posts, try different things and new features all ready for 2015! Wow, it feels really weird writing that.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide for Children - Blogmas Day 20.

It probably would have been a good idea to post all of my Christmas Gift Guides during the first half of December, but there are no doubt more than a few of you who are actually yet to buy any Christmas presents. I'll admit, I used to be one of you, but I've had presents picked out since July. Yes, I'm now one of them people... The final edition is a selection of presents for children! I have both a niece and a nephew under the age of 2, but I've tried to include something in there for everyone.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Flashback Friday #13 - Blogmas Day 19.

So, I'm guessing that today is the last edition of Flashback Friday. Well, it is for now. There is a chance that I will be bringing it back in 2015. I'd like to be able to do more features and think this is a fun one to do, so watch this space!

A Gift From Me To You: PicStick* - Blogmas Day 18.

-This was supposed to go up yesterday!-

Knowing that I should be moving out some time this Summer has left me wanting to go shopping. Forget kettles, toasters and other things that I will actually need - I'm all about the decorations! Fairy lights, cushions, mugs and photos. I was recently given nine photos from the lovely people over at PicStick and I'm honestly obsessed! These will be a great edition to my new place.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

2014 Favourites - Blogmas Day 17.

2014 has been a year filled with tonnes of great things, so many in fact that I found it impossible to pick just a few items that I've loved throughout the year. I could go on for days (or pages) about the things I've been loving, so I've picked out some categories and will be filling you in on each one. In some cases, I've included two - one high street and one more high end.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide for Partners - Blogmas Day 16.

Number three in my Christmas Gift Guide is for partners. I've included a section for both girlfriends and boyfriends, despite the majority of my readers being girls. I do think the girlfriend one might just give you some ideas for your own Christmas list though! The girlfriend one is definitely a bit more on the pricey side, but I just couldn't help myself. 

Monday, 15 December 2014

Mani Monday #13 - Blogmas Day 15.

Nothing says Christmas quite like a bit of red nail varnish with some glitter thrown into the mix, does it?! We are officially in December which means everyone is all about the reds, greens and golds (and the chocolate!). A red nail was an obvious choice for December, and I added the nail polish featured in the previous Mani Monday post onto my fourth finger to make it that bit more festive! 

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Invaluable Watches* - Blogmas Day 14.

My Christmas list has been stuck up on the fridge for a good two months now, and it is so long that it could probably fill up as much space as the collection of Vogue magazines in Anna Wintour's house. Okay, maybe not that many (I am known to exaggerate) but it's still rather long. The length of it could have something to do with some rather nice looking expensive watches. There are so many different ones to choose from and, as there's not really anywhere to look at lots in one place, I think it's hard to shop for them. Well, it was until I was introduced to Invaluable and their watch selection.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Style Crush Saturday #12 - Blogmas Day 12.

Can you believe we're now almost half way through December?! HELLO, CHRISTMAS. Yes, just in case you couldn't tell, I am very excited for Christmas and it is probably my favourite time of year. Of course, with the middle of December comes my final Style Crush Saturday post. Can you believe how quickly the four months since I started these features have passed?! This is the final SCS but there are few of the other features left so be sure to look out for them. Oh, and I have definitely saved the best 'til last when it comes to this weeks SCS... Enjoy! 

Friday, 12 December 2014

PromTimes* - Blogmas Day 12.

Now that I am well on my way to finishing my first term (only two exams and one week to go!), my friends and I all have our minds planted firmly on one thing: graduation. Well, more about what we're going to wear and, thanks to myself and PromTimes*, none of us are short of options.

2014 Prom Dresses A Line Sweetheart Floor Length Chiffon Color Dark Royal Blue 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Sephora Value Sets - Blogmas Day 11.

This post should really be titled "The Best Thing on Earth", but I thought that might be pushing it a bit. Today I'm going to be talking about Sephora's Value Sets. They're basically sets of make-up, brushes, perfume... anything in the world of beauty, for just a fraction of the price. Some have a value of up to $500 dollars, available for just $60. A perfect Christmas gift, right?! Here are my favourite picks...
Make Up For Ever - HD Complexion Starter Kit
$79 (Value: $114)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide for Friends - Blogmas Day 10.

I have quite a few friend groups, so my friends and I don't tend to go all out for Christmas. My friends in England don't even get anything as it would just be too expensive. Saoirse, Alba and I set a budget and then normally three of us will buy the other something. With my friendship group at school, which includes eight of us, it wouldn't make sense to go all out as we'd probably end up in debt. Instead, we do small token presents. Here's what I plan on getting them this year...

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

November Best Dressed - Blogmas Day 9.

So, I've kind of just realised that this will be my final monthly best dressed post of the year. Can someone please explain to me how there's only three weeks left until 2015, because I do not understand. There weren't that many great looks throughout the month of November if I'm honest, so we're not exactly going out with a bang. There were some great ones but most of the looks I've included today I've liked, but haven't absolutely loved. 
Laura Whitmore

Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide For Siblings - Blogmas Day 8.

Just a few days ago, I did a Christmas Gift Guide for Mums, and now it's time for the next edition - siblings. I have both a brother and a sister so I've hopefully been able to include something for everyone in here. If not, then please leave your suggestions in the comments.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

January-June 2014 Memories - Blogmas Day 7.

During the few brief days that I did Blogmas last year, I wrote about my favourite memories from 2013, first from January to June and then from July to December. They were definitely some of my favourite posts to write, as it was nice to look back on the year. This is why I find it so important to document experiences, no matter how small they are. It was nice to go back and find photos from days that I'd completely forgotten about, so it only made sense to do the same thing this year. Here are my favourite memories from January - June 2014.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Winter Essentials - Blogmas Day 6.

I can't believe that I've now done Seasonal Essentials for both Summer and Autumn now! Time really is going by so fast. I love all seasons; when it's Summer, I want Winter and when it's Winter, I want Summer. One of the main reasons I love Winter is obviously Christmas. There's nothing quite like the lead up to it. I doubt I'll ever get sick of it. But enough about that, here's my Winter essentials...

Friday, 5 December 2014

Flashback Friday #12 - Blogmas Day 5.

It's official, this is the penultimate edition of Flashback Friday! Admittedly, I have really enjoyed writing these posts, so this feature might just make a return in 2015 but I guess only time will tell! You do all seem to be enjoying it though, so that's nice.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide For Mums - Blogmas Day 4.

I know a few bloggers/vloggers do this, so I thought I'd also jump on the bandwagon and do a Christmas Gift Guide, to be published throughout December, starting with Mums. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I'm pretty awesome at buying presents, especially when it comes to my Mam. After all, I'm probably one of very few people in the world to buy their Mam a wheelbarrow for Christmas. I've had this year's presents picked out since about June and ended up picking so many that's there's enough left for next year (and possibly the year after that...). Don't worry, though, there's no wheelbarrows to be seen here.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas List - Blogmas Day 3.

I love everything about Christmas. The decorations, the food, the general spirit of it all and, of course, who can forget the presents? They don't have to be big and expensive, I just love the thought of waking up on Christmas morning and having something to open. Here's some items that are on my Christmas List this year, which may or may not have been written since early November...

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Blogmas - Blogmas Day 2.

The title of this blog post is pretty self-explanatory: I've decided to do blogmas! I won't be taking photos or filming my day like those that plan on doing Vlogmas will be doing. Instead, I'll be posting my Christmas list, recipes, gift ideas for specific people and much more up until the 24th of December.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Best Non-Beauty Advent Calendars (And No Chocolate!)

Two days ago, I brought you my top picks of beauty advent calendars, which I know might not be everyone's cup of tea (excellent pun for what's to be featured in today's post...) so today I'm bringing you my non-beauty favourites! This ranges from toys to alcohol, so there's definitely something in there for everyone...

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Birthday Haul.

Despite turning 18 over two months ago now, it's taken me until now to do a birthday haul. This is because I was still waiting on one present from my friends, Saoirse and Alba, which, having been told it was worth the wait, I wanted to wait to show you. Like most big birthdays, my main present from most people was money, but I still thought I'd show you what else I got!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Lyla Loves* and Status Anxiety*.

When I am offered the opportunity to review products for my blog, or even just sent products that I am under no obligation to write about, I make sure to only accept products that I feel fit the criteria of my blog and that you'd be interesting in reading, or if I truly believe in the product and the two products I'm going to talk about today definitely fit that mold.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Autumn Recipes and Guest Post.

Hello people! It’s Ariadna from Rawr Bows. I’m sure everyone loves to eat and I specially love eating things I’ve personally made as it feels very rewarding. I’m not very good at cooking but I don’t suck at baking so I decided to share with you a recipe that I love and I feel like it’s perfect for autumn. It’s very easy and quick to make so literally anyone can make it. Here’s how...

Sunday, 9 November 2014

All Things Tumblr.

Judging by my last post about Tumblr, you all seem to be just as big of a fan of it as I am! Admittedly I haven't been spending a lot of time on it recently and, once again, most of the posts that I have reblogged over the past few weeks have been queued but I thought I'd share a few of them with you anyway. You can click here to read about the last time I did this.

Saturday, 8 November 2014


Despite us now being well on the way to Christmas (46 days!), I thought it would still be nice to share some photos of what I did for Halloween. I know, it's the 8th of November so all things Halloween should well and truly behind us, but I don't think I'm quite ready to let go.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

October Best Dressed.

I can't believe it's been an entire month since I did my September best dressed, nor can I believe that it's actually November. Who knew there was such a different between the last week of October and the first week of November? It does mean we are well on the way to Christmas though. I hope I'm not the only one that's already bought their advent calender... Anyway, back to clothes and fashion! This months is quite a long one as there were just far too many good looks to choose from.

Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge

Monday, 20 October 2014

Mani Monday #9

I'm currently finding it very hard to believe that I am now half way through the Mani Monday feature that I plan on running until Christmas. It's amazing to think that I started it late June and we're now more than half way into October. Time really is flying!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

September Memories.

As sad as I am that Summer is well and truly over, I am so looking forward to Autumn. Jumpers, scarves, boots, hot chocolate... and endless September favourites posts. I do actually love reading through them all but thought I'd do something a bit different; Autumn Favourites/Essentials and September Memories! I uploaded my Autumn favourites a few weeks back, so now it's time for September memories...

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Wanderlust Tag.

I am a massive fan of travelling. Even if I'm offered the opportunity to go to a town that I've never been to and that is just ten minutes away, chances are, I'll go. The culture, the food, the architecture... I just love everything about it. In fact, #1 on my Bucket List might just be to see as much as the World as I can. I could go on for days about how much I love to travel but, for now, I'll just stick to the Wanderlust Tag...

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Autumn Essentials.

About a month ago now, I wrote a post on my Summer favourites. I debated whether to write a similar post for Autumn and to make it a seasonal feature, but instead I've decided to publish this kind of post at the beginning of each season, making it more of an essentials post.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

The Liebster Award.

For those of you that don't know, the Liebster award is for bloggers with under 200 followers and, over the past few weeks, I've been nominated for three of them, bringing the total that I've been nominated for up to about thirteen. Despite grouping them together, this still means I've written my fair share of posts like this. Because of this, this will be the last Liebster post that I will make. I'll still acknowledge the nominations, I just won't be making them into a proper post. Thanks to Ariada, Alice Louise and Dali Rae for nominating me and for all their questions.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

AVIVA Dresses*

I think it's safe to say that I spend about 78% of my time online shopping. Sometimes, though, the sites I go on and become a bit repetitive and I just can't seem to find exactly what I'm looking for. The products that I'm currently on the search for are a few formal dresses, as I will graduating this June. That means I need a prom dress, a dress to receive my diploma in, etc. Thanks to AVIVA*, it looks like not all is lost...

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Casarabonela and Beach Fun.

I was recently going through the infinite files of photos that I have stored on my laptop and found some photos that I remember intending to make a whole blog post on. They're from one weekend way back in the beginning of the Summer holidays, when one of my best friend's, Meg, came over to visit and when some other friends and I went to the beach with our dance teacher. I'm not going to go into too much detail now as they're from over three months ago, but thought it would be fun to share them with you anyway!

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Beddinginn Curtains*

You know how most people spend their Summer holidays in some exotic location and go on late night adventures? Well, I might not have gone to an exotic location but I did go on some light night adventures! And by that I mean I stayed up until 3am most nights, browsing interior design. It's actually got to the point where I now have everything bookmarked that I could possibly need for my future home, including a front door mat, for both inside and outside! The only thing I'm missing is some curtains, and that's where Beddinginn comes in...

Friday, 26 September 2014

Flashback Friday #7

As it was my 18th (WAH!) birthday this past week, I decided that this week's Flashback Friday should be all about last year's birthday. My final birthday before legally being an adult. The final birthday where, in England, I couldn't go out and get smashed (not that I'd do that anyway). The final one where... anyway, you get the picture (LITERALLY. Yeah, okay, made myself laugh with that one).

Monday, 22 September 2014

Mani Monday #7

Can you believe we're already on to the seventh edition of Mani Monday?! I'm planning on running these until Christmas, so it's great to see that you seem to be enjoying them. I might just have to think up some new features for after Christmas, as this type of post is a great little short post; easy to write, enjoyable to read and fun to share!

Friday, 12 September 2014

Flashback Friday #6

As this week is our biannual dance show in the theatre, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and share some photos from previous dance performances!

dancing to Anastacia's Seasons Change, dressed as sailors??? I'm the first in line.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Holiday Haul.

It's been two weeks now since I got back from my holiday and it seems like I'm still suffering from post-holiday blues. I do want to be productive but it seems the only thing I can think about doing is taking a nap. Though I am looking forward to Autumn and the arrival of colder months, I have found myself asking if it's Summer 2015 yet, and I do hope I'm not the only one! Because of my post-holiday blues, I thought I'd share some of the things I bought on holiday in hope that it will make me feel like I'm back there all over again. If not, then at least I have my new purchases to keep me company.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Mani Monday #6

Are you ready for this week's Mani Monday? I think this one will definitely be either a love or a hate for most of you!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Wishlist: The Clutch Bag Edition.

Something that I've been loving has been clutch bags, which, surprisingly, I don't actually own any off. I own quite a few handbags or ones that rest on my shoulder, but no clutches. This is something that, in my eyes, really needs to change, so here's five bags that I've been lusting after recently...

Saturday, 6 September 2014


I recently jumped on the bandwagon and made a tumblr playlist. Yes, I have become one of those people. As I was scrolling through it the other day, I realised that most of the songs featured in my playlist were favourite songs of the moment. Because of this, I thought I'd share some of them with you! A musical favourites, if you will. There was quite a lot of songs so I did have whittled them down. If you like them, feel free to click here to be taken to the playlist and you can click "read more" for links to a few of the songs!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Guest Post and Back to School Outfits.

Hello, everybody! It is Ariadna from Rawr Bows and I'm here with another guest post. Today I'm going to show you some back to school outfits and an easy make up look so that you don't look like a zombie.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Empties #1.

I'm probably the last blogger to do an empties post. Though it may not be the most original post, I personally enjoy reading posts like this and know a lot of you do too! I obviously don't go through the amount of products that big beauty bloggers do, or the average person really, as I don't have the money to try out multiple products at one time. Instead, I buy it and use it until it's all gone.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Instagram Update #3

To cut a long story short, I'm very nosy and love nothing more than scrolling through people's instagrams, as well as Instagram Updates that a few bloggers do and I'm certain that there are people out there that love doing the same as me. Because of that, and because I find it interesting, I myself have done two of these little update posts before and decided to do a third one today, with a few photos that I've uploaded recently. Enjoy!

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Summer Favourites.

This one's a bit of a different post. It's basically a bit of a twist on monthly favourites posts. You may or may not know that I've done both June and July favourites so, instead of doing an August post, I decided to do one on things that I've been using and loving throughout Summer. You may have seen some of these in my two previous monthly favourites posts, but there's a few new bits and pieces in there.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Flashback Friday #5

This week's post features two photos that I had completely forgotten existed! I'm now so glad I started this feature as, without it, I wouldn't have gone through numerous files on my laptop to find some corkers. Enjoy!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

England, Scotland and Spain.

Because I've been away for the past three weeks or so, I thought I'd share some photos that I took with you. After arriving back from my holiday I realised that I didn't take nearly as many photos as I would have liked, despite having my camera on me at all times, my niece and nephew are the cutest people in the world, I need to go on a diet asap thanks to all the lovely food I was given, where I grew up is absolutely beautiful and that driving a quad bike is harder than it appears. All in all, an absolutely amazing trip. 

Casarabonela, Spain

Monday, 25 August 2014

Mani Monday #5

Time for the fifth edition of Mani Monday! This week's post features my latest nail varnish purchase, which is fastly becoming the new favourite in my ever growing collection. Can we all just take a moment to talk about how pretty this is? For some reason, it reminds me of a clear night sky, full of twinkling stars. Corny? Very. Though in some lights the glitter doesn't show up quite as much as it does in the bottle, in most it truly does, making it even better than it already is. I have a feeling that this definitely won't last long, and that it will need to be repurchased ASAP!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Flashback Friday #4

It's hard to decide which of my favourite features is my favourite but, most weeks, it's definitely a toss up between Flashback Fridays and Style Crush Saturdays, mainly because I love reminiscing and I love clothing and fashion - simple as that! This weeks post has been featured on my blog on quite a few occasions now but, given that it's one of my favourite photos from my childhood and I know there are people that are new to this blog, I had to include it just one more time.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Mani Monday #4

It's nice talking to people who love nail varnish as much as I do, and you all definitely seem like those sort of people, so it's time for the fourth edition of Mani Monday! Thankfully my nails are used to being painted nearly all the time, so they no longer go yellow and peel like they used to do. Great image for you there.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014


So, first I slipped in Primark and then, surprise surprise, I slipped in KIKO. Admittedly it was in the sale but, um... the four items that I bought weren't actually in the sale. I'm a disappointment, I know, but at least I'm a well dressed disappointment with really nicely painted nails.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

July Favourites.

Time for my July favourites! There's definitely a  range of products in this one and maybe even something for everyone. Enjoy!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Flashback Friday #3

That time again! Time really is flying isn't it. This week my best friend, Meg, came to visit so I've been a bit absent. I hope you're all having a lovely week and enjoying this feature. I sure know I am! I think this weeks could be the best, and also the most embarrassing, yet.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Mani Monday #3

It's time for the third post in one of three of my new blog features! Be sure to take a look.
You may have noticed that all nail varnishes featured so far have been really bright, popping colours that really catch your eye. This is because I tend to wear quite dark coloured colours (a habit I'm trying to get out of!), especially in the Winter, so I love to add a pop of colour with nail varnish, a bag, accessories or just some small, minor detail that is still capable of completely transforming an outfit. It's very rare for me to wear a black or dark coloured nail polish, so be sure to expect plenty more bright nails!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Guest Post and Festival Essentials.

Hello, everyone! A bit of a different post for you all today as the majority of it won't actually be written by me. Instead, it will be written by the lovely Ariadna. We've followed each other and have been talking for a while now so we decided to a guest post on each other's blogs! As we're now heavily into festival season, I am going to write about my festival outfit picks, while Ariadna will talk about her festival essentials right here, in this very post in fact. If you enjoy this little switch around, we might just make this a monthly thing so be sure to leave lots of nice comments below! Over to Ariadna...

Friday, 18 July 2014

Flashback Friday #2

Are you ready for the second installment of Flashback Friday? Due to me picking a rather recent photo last week, I thought I'd take it back a few more years in today's post.