Blog Milestone: 800 Blog Followers!

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What a milestone guys?!

It only seems like yesterday that I first started my blog and I was so happy to have 5 people follow me..

For 2 years now I have been keeping you guys posted on all of my latests beauty bits and lifestyle loves.

To achieve over 800 of you guys is incredible! I love every bit of blogging as I really feel like I can just express myself and express my passion with all of you! My blog has been shaped and grown so much and I have really developed my own sense of style along with it.

So thank you all for making this blog as successful as it is and I cant wait to get to the next milestone of 900!

LETS DO IT!

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Instagram Diary

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So its Christmas Eve – Eve and i’m so excited for the next few days. I have been super busy getting everything wrapped and prepped, it’s been a whirlwind of Christmas fun!

I thought what better way to show you what I have been up to than a catch up with my Instagram.

8th December 2016

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It was my works Christmas party which was a pretty casual affair – I chose this oversized shirt, jeans and boots which I was comfortable in ALL night. My watch is from NEXT and makes a great statement accessory.

9th December 2016

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Comfy clothes are the best right? This cropped hoody is from Primark and I just knew I needed it as soon as I saw it. My slippers are from Dunelm and it literally feels like im walking on clouds – LOVE IT!

12th December 2016

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Rose Gold Heaven.

I bought these from Makeup Revolution as I love their lipsticks. When I saw they had a rose gold range, I was straight on their website – The shades go with everything and look flawless.

12 December 2016

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How cute are these guys? My sister bought me this felt gingerbread garland and it looks so festive along our shelving.

17th December 2016

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This notepad though.. HOW PRETTY! Its from Home Bargains and was 99p…. I love it.

Now that were all settled in the new house we can finally start planning our wedding – 2018.

18th December 2016

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Christmas Bedding is the best. This duvet set is from Tesco and looks stunning alongside my fairylights – its so cosy and festive.

20th December 2016

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Possibly the best pyjamas I have ever owned. This nightie is from Primark and was £3! I love a bargain and The Snowman so this truly was a match made in heaven.

Were walking in the air….

21st December 2016

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I have seen Zoella create this Mariah Carey inspired look and HAD to recreate it myself. Believe it or not, I LOVED IT! I thought I was going to end up looking like a toilet brush but the curls were beautiful, by the end of the day they had dropped to a lovely loose curl.

22nd December 2016

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So this is our house!

I used an editing website called fotr.com  to create the painting effect on my original photo. We will be using this as our Christmas cards next year!

23rd December 2016

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All the glitter under the tree.

I adore wrapping presents – there is something therapeutic about it! We stuck to a gold and red theme this year for all of our gifts.

We are ready for the 25th.

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That is all the latest from my Instagram – If you want to keep up to date, then CLICK HERE. I would love to follow what you guys have been up to, so leave your links in the comments!

I hope you all have a MAGICAL Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Top 5 Christmas Movies.

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I love nothing more than getting cosy with a hot chocolate and bowl of popcorn watching my fave Christmas films.

When people ask me what the best festive film is, I always struggle because I love so many of them…

BUT..

I have actually managed to create my top 5 festive films for you guys (after much thought)… So if your stuck for Christmas inspiration, I highly recommend this lovely lot…

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National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

The Favourite.

I can watch this film over and over and over again and not get bored. If you love Chevy Chase then this is the film for you. It is so funny and i’m pretty sure all families can relate to the antics of the run up to Christmas…

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Home Alone: Lost in New York

Out of all the Home Alone movies, this is my fave.

There is something so magical about New York at Christmas and I know i’m not the only one when I say how much I wanted to stay at the Plaza Hotel..

Again, I could watch it over and over and Harry and Marv absolutely make this film, such great actors.

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Christmas with the Kranks

Who doesn’t like Tim Allen?

I can really relate to this film as my mother loves Christmas festivities as much as Jamie Lee Curtis and will do EVERYTHING to try and make it perfect on the day… despite any accidents along the way.

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The Santa Clause

Another one with my guy Tim Allen, they really don’t make films like this anymore…

I thought the sets and props in this film were so incredible (again I wanted to live in the North Pole)…

If your looking for a truly magical movie, then this is my pick, it really puts me in the festive mood.

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The Holiday

Lastly, a romantic choice.

This is such a relaxing film and shows how Christmas is full of love and joy.

And how cool would it be to actually house swap with someone? Ummm…. VERY COOL, sign me up.

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Well loves, that is my TOP 5 Christmas picks for you.

I would love to know your selections for this festive time too so let me know in the comments – I would love to hear!

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Instagram Catch Up

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Happy Monday everyone! 

It’s about time that I did another Instagram post for you guys to catch up with all of my latest adventures.

So as you can imagine, I have been super busy lately but I absolutely love snapping pics when I can.

  
So this is my first bridal magazine that one of my best friends bought me. Even before I was engaged, I have always loved looking at another to do with weddings and it was a pure joy to read it with a cup of tea snuggled in bed. It has some amazing tips and ideas and everything looks so pretty….

  

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So I’m having holiday blues already. This bikini is from primark and I absolutely love it. It’s a gorgeous coral pink and these are so in fashion right now. Plus it matched my nails…

  
Aren’t these flowers stunning? I was sitting in the garden in the sun and couldn’t resist snapping my freshly painted nails with these beauties. I use the Barry M coconut infused polish in the shade skinny dip.

  

Ahhhh bliss. This was my favourite spot in Rhodes. The boardwalk ran from our hotel right to the sea. The beach was very pebbly with lots of little shells but the water was warm and crystal clear. Take me back…

  

You’ve all seen this one. My beautiful engagement ring. It still hasn’t sunk in yet but every time I look at my ring, I just think how lucky I am to have such an incredible fiancé who I’m going to spend the rest of my life with…

 
This necklace is so simple but I absolutely love it. It was in my Jolie Candle and has a super sparkly Swarovski crystal embedded in it too. If you want to WIN one of those amazing candles and a chance to get your hands on a beautiful piece of jewellery then click HERE.
  
I was loving my outfit this day, and everything I’m wearing is from my fave place primark. My grey sleeveless coat was an absolute bargain, it was originally £23 reduced to £10! I love a bargain!

 


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March PRIMARK Haul + Kiko Milano

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Primark Haul

I went to Primark. Yes I did!

The key is to go early in the morning when its less busy which means more relaxed and quieter shopping time! I also popped in to Kiko Milano, one of my favourite beauty stores, and bagged a few bargains.

Ive filmed a Try On haul and it gives a better insight on to ALL of my lovely purchases so check it out below!

 

As usual, here are some quick snaps of what I bought. Check out the fairy lights in each of the pictures, they are so pretty! The fairylights are on a dainty copper chain and look gorgeous around my bed…. and they were only £4!

 

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Bikini Top: £4

Bikini Bottoms: £3

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3/4 Length Sleeve Shirt:

£5

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Statement Jersey Hoody:

£12

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White Lace Cut Out Trainers:

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Over The Shoulder Bag:

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Pom Pom Keychain:

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Cotton Pads: £0.50

Hair Brush: £1.50

 

Kiko Milano Products:

3D Lip plumping gloss

Light reflecting concealer

Lip smoothing cream pencil

Lip pencil

Eyebrow Tattoo Pen

Nail Varnish

For more information and swatches for all of these beautiful things, just watch my NEW video HERE!

Check out my Last Primark Haul  Here!

I never get bored of shopping in Primark, they constantly have new products and such great ranges of fashion and homeware.. and the prices are incredible!

Have you guys done a Primark haul lately? What have you bought/been loving?

Let me know in the comments below!

 

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Green Goddess Tutorial

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Easter Bunny

Good Afternoon guys!

It’s Easter weekend and I’m sat with slippers on, hot chocolate in one hand and Cadburys creme egg in the other.

Too much chocolate? 

Never!

I wanted to create a look that was inspired by Spring, but more so by nature. Everything comes alive in the Springtime, so im going ‘back to the roots’ (pardon the pun) with a beautiful green smokey eye.

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So im starting off with this pretty shimmery bronze base shade from my Makeup Revolution palette and applying it all across my lid.

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I’m using my fluffy blending brush which is perfect sweeping the colours and blending it flawlessly into my skin.

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This little pocket palette is from Autograph by Marks and Spencers, aren’t these two colours so lovely together, very organic looking and fresh. The colours are highly pigmented and look beautiful.

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I applied it using the same brush to my crease and outer corner. As I have green eyes, the colours just bounce off each other and emphasise my peepers.

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Next up is this warmer green tone that I am going to apply over the top of that darker shade. This is going to brighten everything up and really turn me into a green goddess….

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Or the hulk…

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Im just applying that same shade to my lower lash line with a pencil brush and placed a highlighting white shade in my inner corner. This is going to brighten and awaken my eyes making them appear whiter and brighter.

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Using my most favourite liquid eyeliner EVER.. the Loreal Super liner in black, im doing a simple and elegant wing emphasising on the outer corner to add drama.

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Can we just take a moment to appreciate these lashes.

Heaven.

They’re by the brand Eylure and are possibly some of the prettiest shaped lashes I have ever used. I love how natural and feminine they look and those green lashes hidden in there are incredible. Perfect for this look.

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Last step is mascara. Im using, again a favourite, the Maybelline Sensational mascara to really blend my real lashes in and to add some dimension to my bottom ones.

The Finished Results

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Im so happy with how this look turned out. I thought it may be a little overpowering but it turned out quite subtle and smokey. For me, the lashes really bring the whole look together giving it such a girly and feminine feel whilst still looking very earthy and natural.

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I would love to see what you lovelies think of this look and if you would like to see any more specific colour themes too!

Just let me know in the comments below!

I hope you ALL have a beautiful Easter!

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Easter ‘Chocolate’ Swatch

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Easter Bunny

Its 7:36 am on Easter Saturday and I’m awake writing this this little post with a hot cup of tea. I feel more productive in the mornings, especially now that it is getting a lot lighter and brighter in the mornings.

In the spirit of all things Easter I wanted to do a re-cap of one of my favourite palettes at the moment – The Makeup Revolution Chocolate Palette in Pink Fizz.  

Im pretty sure I have already featured this in my blog but in the spirit of all things  chocolatey, I wanted to show you beauties again!

Very suitable for the time of year I know, but this palette has always been my go to product. The colour range is beautiful and it just screams pastels, shimmers and glitters.

Swatches

So here are the beautiful shades and SUCH beautiful names to go with them! I have to say, I have used a lot of Makeup Revolution products and ALL of them have been so pigmented, amazing quality and long lasting.

This one is no exception.

Can we just talk about the packaging? Its very much like the Two-Faced Chocolate Bar, but I think I prefer this one if I’m honest! It also come with a signature sweet chocolate scent which makes me hungry whenever I apply….

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So here is a closer view of the colours, as I said before, loads of shimmery shades that are ideal for Spring and mostly pastels. I have highlighted three of my favourite shades, the first is on the top row  and its called ‘Sparkling‘. When I swatched it, I fell in love. Its a pretty beige champagne colour and would look amazing as a highlight shade on the lids and inner corner.

The second shade is on the second row and it is called ‘Bubbles‘. Again, another highlight shade and its a gorgeous highly pigmented creamy white shade.

Lastly, we have ‘Pink Fizz‘ on the third row. This is a good all rounder that would look incredible on its own or as a crease shade. The great thing about this palette is that it can be used every day and dressed up for the night as well.

It is such a great price too, only £7.99.

Bargain.

Check it out HERE.

Have you guys tried this palette or any of the other Chocolate Palettes? 

Let me know what you think!

Can you keep a secret?

Keep an eye out later for another post, featuring a tutorial with a POP of colour! 

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Beauty Wishlist for Spring 2016

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As most of you know, Spring is upon us and I have been on the hunt for some beauty essentials.

I have created a wishlist of some of the items that I am CRAVING right now. I’ve seen so many wishlists that you guys have created and thought I would join the club and show you what I need would love!

Lets get Started…

Benefit Hoola Zero Tanlines

So this little beauty is brand new and looks heavenly. I have used Hoola bronzer for years now and I have been waiting for Benefit to bring out a self tan. It comes with a little body sponge which you blend in the product in to your skin, so that means no more orange hands! It comes at a price of £19.50, so quite pricey for a tan but Hey! Its Benefit and I bet its INCREDIBLE!

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Miracle Concealer

I love Rosie Huntington Whiteley. She is such a role model, not to mention absolutely flawless and a natural beauty. Her range of makeup is stunning and the range is amazing. This concealer is lightweight and leaves the skin with a luminous glow. Ideal for Spring/Summer, and also covering up those blemishes seamlessly! It’s £14 and comes in two shades, I always go for a lighter shade because im so pale!

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Liquid Eyeliner

Oh my.

Another Rosie product of course. I have always wanted an eyeliner like this. It has a super fine felt tip and it says its smudge proof…. SMUDGE PROOF! Did you hear that?!! Im a big liquid eyeliner fan and this type is my fave, I find it alot easier to use when its in a pen form. Its a reasonable £14, so I definitely plan to get this ASAP.

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley by Marks and Spencers

Lipstick

Rose Gold. Rose Gold. Rose Gold. Rose Gold.

Heaven! Anything Rose Gold and I fall in love. Rosie’s range of lipsticks just make me smile so much. They come in so many different shades but the one that stood out for me was this delicate shade called CAMISOLE BLUSH. Its so pretty and girly and I need it in my life. Again, the price for this is £14 so not bad!

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H&M Beauty Powder Blush

If you haven’t checked out the new H&M beauty section, then you need to. I walked in the new H&M in Cardiff and was in awe at the professional looking range. It all looks so high end, but what caught my eye was the blushes. This shade is called GOLDEN PEACH and looks such a warm and rosy colour, perfect for even without bronzer. Its only £6.99 and I know I will be getting this the next time im shopping!

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Charlotte Tilbury Highligter

I have never owned any Charlotte Tilbury makeup, but I think I need to. Highlighters are my favourite makeup product. They can change and define the face shape so much whilst adding such dimension and healthy glow. The packaging on this looks divine, and just imagine a gold highlighter for summer. You’d be shining like a diamond. It is rather pricey at £32 but I have never seen anything so perfect.

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And that is it.

I really want to stick with this wishlist, no matter how long it takes! So look out for the review posts on all of these products when I purchase them!

Have you guys got a wishlist at the moment? I would love to see them so send me your links!

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Top Three Lip Colours for SPRING!

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It’s March!

Hooray!

Its basically Spring time and I’m so excited for all things colourful… And Easter eggs ofcourse.

Lately I have been loving wearing a simple and elegant makeup look with a bold colourful lip. It really does make you feel happier when you add a POP of colour.

So today I’m going to share my THREE favourite lip colours for March.

Number One

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 This little beauty is from Kiko Milano, can we just appreciate the colour on this case… Its stunning! I find the quality of Kiko Milano incredible, it is so affordable and their range is HUGE!

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So the shade looks super bright, but when applied it is so natural and subtle, it’s the type of colour to go with everything and looks good on ALL skin shades.

Application:

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Number Two

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Who doesn’t love hot pink?

This Ted Baker Lip gloss has to be the most pigmented lip product I own. A little bit goes a long way, but once applied looks flawless. 

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I wear this shade with a very simple makeup look to add a splash of brightness to my everyday style. Again, this colour will look great with a lot of skin shades.

Application:

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Number Three

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Another Ted Baker. Yay!

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This has to be my favourite out of the three. Rose gold, white and pink…..

A heavenly colour combination.

The shade is so pretty, it’s a very light pink/ nude and I literally wear it every single day. The consistency is so creamy and lasts all day.

Application:

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And that is it guys. Those are my TOP THREE lip colours for this Spring.

Have you got some favourite shades? I would love to try some more!

Let me know in the comments below!

 

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My Soap and Glory Favourites

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I dont know about you lovelies, but I love Soap and Glory.

Their products are such good quality and the range is fantastic. I love a good pamper session and Sunday night is a great excuse to feel polished and relaxed before the week ahead.

I wanted to show you guys a couple of my favourite products that I really recommend.

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The Righteous Butter – £10

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Oh this is pure bliss. This body butter is so thick and creamy and just soaks into the skin effortlessly. My skin is left feeling so soft and smooth and smelling gorgeous with the Soap and Glory original scent. Its got shea butter and aloe vera so it is PERFECT for dry skin like mine.

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Hand Food – £2.50

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I keep this in my bag all day everyday. Its great when i’m in work and my hands feel dry and tired. It is super hydrating with shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow… yes marshmallow! It has a beautiful fragrance, very delicate like roses. They have a larger size too, but this is ideal for on the go.

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Heel Genius – £5.50

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After a long day in work, I love nothing more than to have a hot bath and use this little delight on my tired feet. I have never used a foot cream that is so thick and nourishing. It has menthol in the formula to help awaken and give my feet a great tingly fresh feeling. As for the softness, oh my… put it this way, my feet have never felt so good.

Have you guys tried any of these? I would love to know what you think and any recommendations!

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