Tuesday 30 June 2015

GIVEAWAY: Naked 2 Basics Palette!

Today marks 6 months since I started this blog! It has been such a whirlwind as I have been juggling it with my A levels, a part-time job, enough sleep and a social life, and I definitely couldn't have kept going if it hadn't been for the amazing support I have received from other bloggers and my followers. I thought it would be nice to do something where I give back to you guys, so have decided to do a giveaway of one of the items which sits at the top of my wishlist at the moment! I can't really justify buying it for myself as I already own the Naked 2 fill sized palette, but I'd love to treat one of you to owning the Naked 2 Basics Palette! Keep reading to find out how you can win!

Friday 26 June 2015

Empties #1

I love reading empties posts because you discover all of the products people actually swear by and use up consistently, rather than the ones they buy to jump on the bandwagon and review, then never use again. All of the products I have included are ones which I have tried and tested for months, and continue to repurchase. 

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Garlands Eatery & Coffee Shop in Duke Street Arcade

I managed to persuade my mum, a self-confessed workaholic, to take a morning off and spend some quality time over breakfast with me (my favourite meal of the day). We chose to go to Garlands Eatery & Coffee Shop, located in Duke Street Arcade in Cardiff, as I had been lusting over their breakfast menu for quite some time.

Friday 19 June 2015

High-End Staples

I have mixed opinions on splurging on high-end make-up, as frankly the alternatives you can find today in the drugstore are often just as good, if not better. However, I think it's really nice to invest in a few staple products which you will get good use out of on a day-to-day basis, rather than leaving them to sit in your drawer for "special occasions". I've put together a little collection of products I think are worth the hype, money and are appropriate for everyday wear, so (if you want to) you can incorporate a little something more special into your make-up routine to give you that extra bit of confidence about how on point you look!

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Summer Shades

I am one of those people who can never sit still long enough to let my nails dry without smudging them, so as I result I rarely ever bother at all! However, I have been trying really hard to get into nail polishes as I think they look so cute when they compliment an outfit, especially in the spring and summer when it's a little more acceptable to wear really bright colours! So, what better way to encourage myself to actually bother with my nails than to get a few really exciting new nail polishes? 

Friday 12 June 2015

#JORDwatch: Effortless Style for Men & Women

I've never included men's fashion on my blog before, but when JORD watches contacted me to ask whether I wanted to review one of their beautifully crafted wooden watches, one of the first things I noticed about their collection was the fact that they cater perfectly to both genders, with some watches being very simple and unisex and some with a bit more sparkle for people like me who can't resist a bit of added glam. JORD very kindly sent me two watches, one for women and one for men, so I could show off how adorable they look as a pair (if you want to be that couple who wear matching accessories!)

Tuesday 9 June 2015

My Bucket List

It's so important to have goals in life and really know what you want, which is why I love the idea of having a Bucket List in which you can include your wildest dreams as well as smaller goals. The goals I include are always measurable - as much as I would like to achieve the goal of "happiness" it's something that is constantly in motion and a moving process, so I would never be able to tick it off, as such. I love feeling like I'm making progress and achieving things in life, so I really do enjoy ticking things off lists.

Friday 5 June 2015

May in Photos

May has been a complete whirlwind, starting with my birthday and then going into a bit of an existential crisis and then onto my AS exams. However, among all the stress I have managed to have a really nice month. I had an amazing birthday and my two best friends made it really special by spending the day with me which really meant a lot, and I went out for a stunning meal at Moksh in Cardiff Bay with my family. I was super nervous about my AS exams because I thought I hadn't done enough work, but they ended up going even better than I could have hoped (with the exception of maths...) I've been trying to make some healthier changes in my lifestyle just to make me feel better in myself and more alive, which has been going well. I'm really looking forward to the summer when I can give myself a bit of downtime and relaxation time as well as doing lots of fun things with my friends and family.

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Tuesday 2 June 2015

May Favourites

May has been an insanely busy month full of exams and birthday celebrations, but somehow I've managed to get through it with limited mental breakdowns! I haven't really been very focused on trying out new products as I simply haven't had time to, so this is a slightly smaller favourites post than usual.