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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.