Saturday, 22 February 2014

The Sunshine Award

Hey everyone! I was recently tagged to do the sunshine award tag by the one and only Emmi Hearts! If you haven't already checked out her blog, please do by clicking here!! She puts so much effort into her posts and I feel like myself and Emmi are blogging friends as I've read her blog since I started mine! 

The rules to the Sushine Blogger Award are as follows:
1. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the nominating blogger.
3. Nominate 11 bloggers you think bring sunshine into the world.
4. Come up with your own 11 questions to ask them!

Okay onto the tag....
Eleven random facts about me:

1. I passed my driving test on March 18th 2013, third time lucky!
2. I have absolutely no idea what I want my future career to be
3. I enjoy a night out a bit too much
4. I plan to travel to Australia once I've saved enough money
5. I met my best friend a year ago
6. I own way too many lipsticks!
7. I wear a black item of clothing for every outfit... Even if it's just my socks
8. I went through a 'scene' phase 
9. It's my birthday in two weeks!
10. I recently became the proud owner of an iPhone 5s
11. I always tear up watching Beyoncé perform... 

Emmi's questions:

1. If you were stranded on a desert island what three songs would you want with you?

Such a good question.. Hmm.. Probably Hothouse Flowers - Sweet Marie as it reminds me of my parents, Grown Woman by Beyoncé as it is liberating and then I think I'd pick Why Do You only Call Me When You're High by the Arctic Monkeys.

2. Who is your celebrity man crush?

Can I pick two? James Franco and Alexander Skarsgard!!!!! Lush!

3. What is your favourite guilty pleasure movie?

Probably Clueless.. It's such a cringey movie but it has to be one of my all time faves!

4. What was your favourite TV show as a child?

100% hands down! That's So Raven! I loved it and always wanted the ability to see into the future!

5. What is your favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe?

At the moment, my leather look skirt from H&M. It was a bargain too at £14.99!

6. If you could go for lunch with any celebrity who would it be?

Mrs Carter herself!! Beyoncé! I would love to ask her questions about her life and wow, she's so inspiring! 

7. If you could have any wild animal as a pet what would it be?

I've never really thought of this before haha! Great question! Hmm.. Probably a giraffe! 

8. If you were only allowed to play one game for the rest of your life what would it be?

Animal Crossing! It's so relaxing! 

9. Do you have a signature dish?

I make a fabulous home made Nandos if I do say so myself!

10. What is your favourite flavour of Ice Cream?

Mint choc chip! Mmm mm m

11. What is your perfect date?

I actually recently went on an absolutely perfect date!! Italian candlelit dinner! No awkward pauses! Simply amazing!

Who I tag:

My Questions to you:

1. What do you want your future career to be?
2. What's your greatest fear?
3. What makeup would you recommend?
4. What is your skin type?
5. Are you a body moisturiser sinner? (Like myself)
6. What is the craziest thing you've ever done?
7. Where is your dream travel destination?
8. How often do you get your hair cut?
9. Which celebrity do you idolise?
10. Are you a night in or night out kind of person?
11. What is your favourite blog to read?

I hope you all enjoyed reading my answers! I'd like to thank Emmi Hearts for tagging me, again! Thank you for your questions, they were really interesting to answer! I enjoyed this tag as it opened up the blogosphere to new blogs to read! If you do this tag, leave the link below so I can read! 

Hope you all enjoyed this week's post! Thanks for reading!

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Pink Hues: Valentines Day

Valentines Day may not be everyone's favourite holiday... But even if you're spending V Day single or taken this year, let's talk about makeup. Makeup may possibly be my favourite thing to blog about. I love how it can completely transform someone. On Valentines Day, we all want to look our absolute best for whoever our admirer may be.. (Even if it's just for a selfie to upload on Instagram!) I went through all the makeup I own and came up with my six favourite products to use on February the 14th. I went for pinks, shimmers and, of course, reds. 

PRODUCTS (from left):

Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencil in Vanilla Sky - £3.19 - Buy here!
Technic High Lights - £1.99 - Buy here!
Natural Collection Nail Colour in Red Robin - £1-£1.99 - In stock at Boots
Avon Luxe Palette in Glamorous Roses - Christmas gift - Limited edition
Rimmel Apocalops Lip Lacquer in Big Bang - £6.49 - Buy here!
Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Vivacious - £7.99 - Buy here!

I actually think I'm in love with this palette! The colours are stunning and the colour pay off is actually really good! All the colours go well together too, so it's easy to complete a perfect smokey eye! The palette is really compact too so it's ideal for travelling! 

The eyeshadow pencil is soooooo long wearing! I like to use it lightly as a highlighter on a night out! 

The lip colours are glossy and long lasting, however, if you're going to be kissing this valentines day, I'd go for a stain or just some nicely flavoured lip balm! V. Cheeky I know!

Swatches (from left): Revlon Lip Lacquer in Vivacious, Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang, Technic High Lights and Collection Eyeshadow Pencil in Vanilla Sky.

Whatever you're doing this Valentines Day, I hope you all have a wonderful day! So what if you're single! Go spoil yourself with new makeup treats and go clubbing with your girls!

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Thursday, 6 February 2014

University: Uncertain and Unbelievable

Okay so this post has been a long time coming. However, now is the right time to post this. University. My experience. Living at home.

I started university in September 2013 studying BSc Geography and Social Policy. I wasn't sure what career choice I wanted to make at that time and thought this joint honors programme would keep my options open. The first couple of months really did open my eyes to a new world. Mixing with people from all over the UK and even further than that like Australia and the USA. Simply amazing. University started off as fun and I had everything I wanted. Friends, a boyfriend, a place on a degree course!! However from November onwards things took a new route.

I began to come into myself more and realised that some of the choices that I made previously in the year were not what I wanted in life now. This can happen. People do change! Living at home during university has made me realise how much I love my family and my friends from my home town and how much I would not like to move away from home. I feel like from November I grew up and became an adult. Therefore my attitudes changed. For example, I'm too young for a serious relationship. I'm too young to realise what I want to do with the rest of my life. I'm too young! However society still puts pressure on teenagers to make their minds up quickly about their future plans! Sheesh... 

During my exam period I made very little effort, with revision only happening 30 minutes before an exam. I know. What a waste. But this week I had my exam results back and I actually passed three out of four exams which shocked me. Don't get me wrong, they were low passes, but a pass is a pass in the first year! I was thinking of dropping out of university, or dropping geography and just continuing with single honors social policy.. However now I'm unsure. Again.

All I am sure of is my part time job, my future plans to travel to Australia and I'm 100% sure I know who my friends are. I wouldn't change them for the world. I think before I took my friends for granted but wow, they really are the funniest, most caring people I've ever met. I'm so happy they are my friends. How soppy right?! What am I turning into?! Hahaha!

This post is just to highlight that we can change our minds. We cannot be certain over decisions we made in school/college about our future! Who knows what we'll all end up doing! 

Sorry about the rambly post... I needed to get that off my chest! Comment below what you are planning to do in the future! Uni, gap year, travelling, full time work? Whatever it is let me know!

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