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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Five Favourite Things About Christmas | Day 12: 12 Days Of Blogmas

Hey everyone. Somehow, miraculously, it is Christmas Eve and I can’t quite believe it. The festive season is drawing to a close and it’s nearly the big day. That warm Christmassy feeling is holding my heart and I can’t quite well. But, for now, I thought I would share with you my five favourite parts of Christmas- because it’s Christmas Eve and a Christmas blog post is essential I think.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Sharing Feedback With Other Bloggers + Reflecting | Day 11: 12 Days Of Blogmas

So with near year a whisker away and this manic 12 days of blogging nearly over, I have found myself pondering about my blog. As a blogger, one of the hardest things is to keep going and to keep putting up content you, and your readers love, so every few months, I like to take a step back and reflect on what I’m doing.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The John Lewis Advert Quote That Resonated With Me | Day 10: 12 Days Of Blogmas

Hey everyone. So today, I wanted to go back to one of my favourite posts to read and write, one of my quote posts. Today’s quote actually comes from somewhere very familiar, an iconic advert about a lonely man living on the moon: the John Lewis advert. Although I thought the John Lewis advert was good, it was actually the song ‘Half The World Away’ and it’s lyrics that stayed with me.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Party Season Makeup Look | Day 9: 12 Days Of Christmas

Hey everyone. So with only a handful of days until the big day, Christmas day, and the season of parties, I thought that I would write up a simple makeup look. It’s made of all drugstore products, a simple but pretty look that anyone can create. With neutral eyes and a bold red lip, how could it get more festive?

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Let It Snow - Book Review | Day 8: 12 Days Of Blogmas

Hey everyone. With less than a week till Christmas, there are only so many things you can do to get festive: stuff your face with festive food, watch back to back Christmas movies or spend far too long Christmas shopping. However, one thing you may not have thought of is a Christmas read. I have been super busy lately, so I haven’t actually finished the whole of this book but I thought I’d tell you about it, so you can give it a read (or start to) this festive season.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Festive Outfits | Day 7: 12 Days Of Blogmas

Hey everyone. Today I decided that I would do a little festive fashion post. At this time of year, when faced with your wardrobe each morning, you have two choices- a, somehow find a super wintery fashionable outfit, or b, go for a tacky yet cute Christmas look- aka the Christmas jumper was born. I love Christmasy outfits- I love to wear them when I’m in a festive mood, so here are some that I’m loving.

Friday, 18 December 2015

Which Vlogmas Videos You Should Be Watching | Day 6: 12 Days Of Blogmas

Hey everyone. Well, with SEVEN days left till Christmas, the festive season is in full step. Along with busy shopping session, festive fun and endless Christmas songs on the radio, the season also brings Vlogmas. As a watcher of Youtube, I really like the Vlogmas season- getting a video every day is such a treat- but with so many youtubers committing to it now, you can’t watch them all. So here is a run-down to the ones I’m watching and why I like them.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

My Christmas Bedroom + Decoration Tips | Day 5: 12 Days of Blogmas

Hey everyone. So let me start by saying sorry- I know this is late up, but I’ve had school concerts on this week and haven’t had time until now! Today, day 5, I am going to be showing you my festive room and how I’ve made it look Christmassy!

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The Best Mascara: They're Real | Day 4: 12 Days Of Blogmas

Hey everyone. The They’re Real mascara was hyped about so much on its release and today I want to chat to you about why I still love it.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas Trip To London | Day 3: 12 Days Of Blogmas

Hey everyone. So on Saturday, I went down to London with my family for our annual London Christmas trip. I had a lovely day and I thought I would share some festive photos from my day.

Monday, 14 December 2015

The 2015 Christmas Party Look | Day 2: 12 Days Of Blogmas

Hey everyone. So it is day 2 of the 12 days today and I decided that it was time to show you some Christmas themed outfits- starting with a festive party look. I am obsessed with this outfit and think it is perfect for the Christmas party season.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Christmas Tag + Announcement! | 12 Days Of Blogmas

Hey everyone. So today I have an announcement. For the 12 days running up for Christmas, I will be putting up a blog post EVERY DAY. I did Blogmas last year but life has been super busy this year and last year was kinda stressful, so I decided I’d do the 12 days of Blogmas. Hopefully, these posts will get you excited for Christmas and give you some ideas about festive outfits, Christmas makeup and maybe some inspiration.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Clothes Show Live 2015

Hey everyone. So on Tuesday, it was time for my annual trip to the Clothes Show Live at the Birmingham NEC. I thought I would share my thoughts on the day and the some things that I bought!

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Gift Review: Soap & Glory Clean Get Away Set

Hey everyone. So it’s that festive time of year and Christmas shopping season. Today, I thought I would do a Christmas gift review on a Soap & Glory set I got for my Birthday that I think would make a lovely gift or stocking filler.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Snapshot Sunday: Mock Exams and Festive Fun

Hey everyone. So today sees the return of my Snapshot Sunday post as I update you on what’s been going on lately. This week has been year 11 mock week, and to be honest it’s been pretty hellish. The last few weeks have been split between working and revising, but now the end is here and I can go back to normal(ish) life. Also, happy December, because IT’S NEARLY CHRISTMAS!

Friday, 4 December 2015

Lush's Yog Nog Treat

Hey everyone. Everything’s getting festive right now and I recently treated myself to a lovely LUSH bath bomb. This time around, I tried Yog Nog, a combination of spicy clove and shea butter.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Lookbook: The Autumn Winter Edit

Hey everyone. So I am currently facing the routine of year 11- revise, work, sleep, school, revise, work… However, today I am going to put up the post that has been literally a month in the making. As one of my most popular posts is my Spring Summer Lookbook, I thought I would create a little autumn winter edit. Today I’m going to share with you four of my favourite seasonal outfits.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Teen Girl's Gift Guide 2015

Hey everyone. So it’s that time again- bitter cold winter days and whispers of festive music fill the air… Christmas is on its way. Yes I know it’s still November but this week, for some reason, has been the week of the Christmas Gift Guides. I always love these posts and videos, so thought this year I would create a post of my own.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Malorie Blackman's Nought's & Crosses

Hi everyone. So it’s that time again for a book review- the glue of my blog. I love reading and these reviews are some of my favourite posts- so please click, have a read and let me know what you think. October’s book is Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Backman.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Two Years Blogging?!

Hey everyone. When I started year 11, I knew it was going to be extremely busy but this week has been unlike anything else. It sadly means that I flew by the 9th of November without a spare thought- even though it celebrates my anniversary of this blog.

It is insane that it’s been two years that I’ve been blogging. I love my blog so much and it’s such a lovely hobby and challenge that time just seems to fly by. I don’t know how long I will blog until, it’s never something I’ve really thought of or planned, so I take every post as it comes- and I try to better myself every time. I have goals and plans, and I am so proud of how far I’ve come too.

When I reflect on how far I’ve come, the thought that always hits me is that if you’re considering it-so it. It doesn’t have to world-wide, or even public. Don’t do it for other people but for you- its therapeutic and fun!

My blog is one of my proudest achievements, as well as one of my least-known attributes, however it is still amazingly special to me.

On this day each year, I like to review back on my blog but also look at some of the statistics from now, so that I can look back in the future. So here’s what happens:

206 blog posts
Readers from 10 different countries
7126 overall reads, I think this counts my own though
3316 views from the USA
21 book reviews
My most popular post is Holiday Lookbook | Spring Summer

So there’s this quick update post. If you are one of my lovely readers, or have just come across this post, thank you- you’re amazing and I’m so thankful that you’ve taken the time to read. I will be getting back on track with blogging (hopefully) and a post should be up next week! Thanks, have a wonderful weekend, 
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

What I Think About The Rimmel Kate Lipsticks + Swatches

Hey everyone. Today I want to talk to you about my favourite drugstore lipsticks, all from the amazing Kate range by Rimmel. There’s a range of colours, swatches and of course my thoughts on them all.

The Rimmel lipsticks are mostly fab, but the best are definitely found in the Kate Moss range. There is a great choice of shades, from nudes to bolds, and they are completely affordable. The formulation is super creamy and they also last a reasonably long time on the lips (depending on how bold). 

There are three types of Kate Rimmel lippys- lasting finish (black packaging), matte (red packaging) and nudes (nude packaging). The lasting finish lipsticks have a complete range of shades, rosy nudes to electric reds, the nudes is-no surprise- comprised of different nudes for different skin tones and the mattes is four red/berry matte formulations. However, all the lippys are just £5.49- HOW INSANE IS THAT!

For under £6, you can get pretty much any shade you want and they’re such good quality!
I have three of the lipsticks from the ranges- two lasting finishes, a your-lips-but-better pink and a rich berry, and I have also recently picked up the cult-red in the matte range.

Let’s start with the nudey pink. The shade 08 is a lovely soft pink shade. It’s so pretty and natural but adds a lovely pink touch. I think this lipstick is great for beginners using lipsticks (it was one of my first ones), and would look perfect with makeup looks that are either natural or bold on the eyes.

Second is the other lasting finish lipstick which is a warm berry. The shade is 03 and is a more purple-than-red burgundy. It’s so autumnal and warm, yet the creamy consistency makes it easy to wear. I like this because it’s a bit warmer than a lot of dark lippys.

The last is the famous, well loved, Rimmel 107. Not only is this Zoella’s favourite lipstick but it is also an amazing drugstore dupe of a lot of dark lipsticks. I picked this up, as there was such a hype around this, and I wasn’t disappointed. At first, I wasn’t too keen on this. It’s hugely similar to the 08 lasting finish, but is a slight tint redder. This one is matte however, so does look different on.

Overall, these three lippys are the lipsticks I turn to so much. At such an affordable price, how can you not? If you’ve never tried these- go out and pick one! They’re such good value for money and there are so many pretty shades.

So that is all from this little lipstick review- how you tried any of these? Also, I have finally worked out how to do the comment section thing- so please drop me a comment! Thanks so much for reading, 

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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Meeting Zoella?!? + Blog Update!

Heya everyone. So this time last week I had a really exciting day, I met Zoella. Today, I thought I’d chat a little about my experience and also some changes happening on this blog over the next few weeks.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Autumn Favourites

Hey everyone. It's been a bit of a while since my summer favourites post, so today I thought I'd catch you up on all the lovely things that have become autumn essentials this season. There's a bit of beauty, fashion and lifestyle too, hope you enjoy xx

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Perfect Autumn Berry Nails

So autumn season is bringing us all those things we love- fallen leaves, dark lips and, of course, berry shades. Lately, I have fallen in love with this nail shade- perfect for autumn winter.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Last Minute Halloween Makeup That Can Work Whatever You're Dressing As

Normally I’m a rather organised person when it comes to things like Halloween, but sometimes- like this year- it catches me out and I have to do some last minute costume planning. The last thing I’ve needed to do is to think about my makeup, so today I thought I’d show you a really quick, simple makeup look that is so versatile and can work for lots of different costumes- no matter what you’re dressing up as.

Friday, 23 October 2015

She Believed She Could, So She Did

Sometimes, in this world, all you need is a little self-belief and it can take you anywhere. In this day and age, I feel we are always so quick to judge ourselves before we even give ourselves chance to try.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Autumn walks and High Neck Tops

Recently, I had one of those days when I was in the house on my own for a little too long. As the afternoon’s weather seemed quite good, I decided to take a nice autumn walk. So, I went on a little explore, took some autumnal photos and even a few outfit shots.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Sunday Snapshot #2: Bath Bombs and Art Exams

So it’s Sunday again and a few weeks have passed since my last little snapshot, so I thought I’d do one today. Along with yummy pancakes, an amazing mascara and my new love for latte, here is a bit about what I’ve been up to and enjoying these last few weeks.

Friday, 16 October 2015

The Three Pairs Of Shoes That I'm Loving This Autumn

Hey everyone. I love outfits in autumn, the warm colours, comfy clothes and lovely layering. For me, this means that the accessories become really key. Whether it’s a statement scarf, bright bag or a dainty piece of jewellery, from head to toe- these details finish a look. So today, I want to talk to you about my three pairs of autumn shoes.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Concealer That Everyone Loves, But Is Amazing

Hey everyone. Today I thought I’d do a little chatty review on a product that I love and rely on so much, but not one I really talk about very much. Concealer is a life saver, right? If you’re from the UK and watch/ read any blogs/ videos then you’ve probably heard of this concealer, but this is why I think it’s great.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

My Haircare - Products + Tips

Hey everyone. So, my name is Lydia and I have thick curly brown hair. I like my hair, it is one of the things that I like most about my appearance. However, my hair is prone to fizziness and dryness like the next girl. So here, I thought I’d share with you a few of my hair tips and a few of my favourite hair products- on a budget.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Wonder Book Review

Hey everyone. So it’s been another month, so that means it’s time for another book review! This month I have been reading Wonder by RJ Palacio, a children’s book written from the point of view of a boy called August. It is basically all about him joining school and dealing with growing up. The only difference is that August’s face is deformed. So it’s not the story you may expect.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Flowers In The Bath?

Hey everyone. So regular readers will already be aware, but I am a huge lover of baths. I bath all year round, but when it gets a little colder and hits autumn/ winter it is bath season. I was also very lucky to receive a few bathing bits for my birthday, which I have been trailing and tested. So today I thought I let you know about a new set of products I’ve been really liking: Heathcote & Ivory Bath Petals.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

A Review On My Autumn Essential Primark Bag

Hey everyone. So, I want to begin by mentioning my no-post on Friday. This week has been pretty hectic; I have had a lot of a school work and have actually been ill, so sadly I just didn’t have time to write a post. However, today I thought I’d put one up to make up for it, as I have found a little pocket of time, and thoughts I’d review my new autumn bag.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

What I Have For Breakfast

Hey everyone. So today I thought I’d chat about something a little different. Apart from the occasional food favourite, I don’t really share much of what I eat here on my blog. However, as we are in the back to school season and my food has become a bit more regular- I thought I’d do a school what I eat for breakfast post. Here are four of my favourite breakfasts that are perfect for school, that are quick and easy and reasonable healthy!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Sunday Snapshot #1: Birthday

So I wanted to introduce something into my blogging mix. I love a good old catch up post and I also love doing favourites. So I decdied to start writing a ‘Sunday snapshot’ post every few weeks that basically updates you on what I’ve been doing and loving lately. As this is the first post, I thought it would be good as I’m reflecting on my post-birthday week. So I hope you enjoy reading this and would love some feedback in the comments!

Friday, 25 September 2015

My Birthday Outfit On My Sixteenth

Hey everyone. So today I thought I’d chat to you all about my birthday outfit in a rather casual fashion post.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Some Photos From My Sixteenth

Hey everyone. So, Sunday was my sixteenth birthday and I honestly had the most wonderful day. It was filled to the brim with smiles, cuddles and chocolate (what more could you want?) and I decided to share some snaps from the day with you all.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

It's My Birthday!

Hey everyone. So when this post goes up, it will be my sixteenth birthday. Apart from being a very exciting day, I thought I’d take this opportunity to catch up with you all with a bit of a chatty post.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Five Top Tips For Fall Fashion

Hey everyone. So I’m very excited. Autumn is officially here, I’ve seen my first auburn leaf and the weather has definitely transformed to a colder temperature. I love autumn/winter (winter being the best season in my opinion) so I was so excited for it to arrive. The season has changed and with it our wardrobes will too, so here are my tips and essentials for autumn fashion.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

My Autumn Foundation

Hey everyone. If you’ve ever read one of my tutorials or makeup bags, you’ll now I barely ever, if not never, wear foundation. For me, I have quite decent skin so never felt I needed it. However, recently I walked into Boots and just thought this product sounded this. So I bought it, tried it out, and now that flawless skin is mine, is a tube.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

What's Made My Autumn Wishlist

Hey everyone. So it's that time again- the season is changing and I've started lusting after so many new things. Although my well-love white tops of the summer are still hung in my wardrobe, I've started scanning the shops for warm reds, burgundy and tartans. It's autumn, one of my favourite season for fashion... So there are a lot of things on my wish list...

Friday, 11 September 2015

Girl Online - Book Review

Hey everyone. So Girl Online- a controversial yet adored book written by famous Youtuber Zoe Sugg aka Zoella. Here are my thoughts and feelings about this teen novel, and I hope you enjoy reading them.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

My Trip To Plymouth and What I Wore There...

Hey everyone. I’m sitting here writing away after a wonderful weekend in Plymouth. I thought I’d share some photos and thoughts from my time there and also a few outfit photos from day 2!

Friday, 4 September 2015

Not All Who Wander Are Lost And Why It's Become My Favourite Quote...

We have a choice whenever we make a change or decision in our lives: we can take the quickest way or the scenic route. In the end, we’ll always get to same destination but the journeys will be different. For some people, achieving goals as quickly as possible is the main intention of their lives. However when you wander through life, you stumble across the little surprises in the everyday. You get to experience things along the way that you’d never expected.