Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My 2015 Blogging resolutions!

Its new years eve! 2014 has completely flown by, it only feels like yesterday when I was sat writing my 2014 resolutions! I thought I would do some resolutions just for blogging and then another post of more lifestyle resolutions, so here they are..


My Blogging Resolutions
- To go to more Blogger events/meet ups (I have a few ideas in the pipeline so I hope it all works out!)
- stay focused and organised with blogging
- To try different types of posts on my blog
- Comment on more blogs
- To plan posts ahead, but also post just because I want to!
- Not just buying a beauty product and using the excuse, its for the blog!
- To grow my blog and be more involved with other bloggers
- Post regularly and try to stick to a schedule!

Here are a few of my blogging resolutions! Let me know what some of your resolutions are in the comments!


Sunday, 28 December 2014

Fabulous Fashion - Shop Review:

I thought today I would show you one, if not my favourite fashion shop! Fabulous fashion is a little shop in the Village of Ashton, which is about an hour away from where I live, I have been going to this shop for quite a few years now and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful.they have so many different clothes for all occasions, the clothes they sell range from prom dresses, evening wear and casual, they also sell a variety of shoes for every occasion.

This is one of their dresses I wore
recently for my 18th Birthday!



It is such a lovely shop and would truly recommend it, if you want to shop but your other half/friend doesn’t they have a sitting area for them whilst you can look around to your hearts content!
This is one of their dresses (the one on the left!)
that I wore to company magazines
blogger event back in the summer!


The prices are extremely affordable and there is something to suit everyone, price wise and fashion wise, I can't recommend this shop and staff highly enough. To have a look at some of the things they stock you can follow them on Instagram. 

Let me know in the comments what you think! 

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Reader Feedback 2014

As 2014 draws to a close I wanted to find out a bit more about what the people who read Touch of Belle think! So to find out I have set up a little survey, there are only 10 short questions and the survey is anonymous, so please say what you really think and be honest with me! 

I am really interested to find out what you all think of my content and if there is anything you would like to see on Touch Of Belle in the future! 

You can find the survey here, there is a box at the end where you can say anything you would like to add but feel free to email me touchofbelle@gmail.com or tweet me @touchofbelle if you would like to add anything! Thank you in advance for taking the time to do this, I really appreciate it and it will help me improve my content!

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas!


Its officially Christmas! What ever you are doing today, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! I hope you have a lovely day and are able to spend it with family and loved ones!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Decorations!

Its officially Christmas Eve! So to get into the Christmas spirit I thought I would show you some of my Christmas decorations around my house! 












Merry Christmas! I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what your favourite decoration was in the comments! 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

What I got for my 18th Birthday!


So two days ago was my 18th birthday, and I got a few presents throughout the day from both family and my friends. I'm extremely lucky that they're all very thoughtful and sentimental when it comes to presents and I love absolutely everything that I got, so I thought it would be nice to share them in a 'birthday haul post'! So here's what I got for my birthday! I'd just like to state I'm not showing off in the slightest- I just love to read what about what other people get for their Birthdays and Christmas' etc... so I thought I'd write about what I got.

My main present was a cruise that I went on in October, I was so excited when I was told it was a birthday present, it is one of the best presents I have had and one I will remember forever!


From my Nan and Gramp I got a lovely handmade bracelet, Necklace and earrings! This was such a lovely gift and I loved them, what made it really special that my nan had hand made them and taken the time to chose all the pieces!

From my friends I got a cute little camera necklace, I am studying photography and love all things photography related such this was such a thoughtful present!

One of my blogger and Rainbow friends Jen from http://everweird.blogspot.co.uk/ got me some makeup from No.7 I love the look of the mini eyeshadows! And the mascara will come in so handy as I was in need of a new one!

I got a gorgeous little Radley purse, it is so cute and will be perfect to keep money or keys in! From one of my best friends I got a lovely bracelet that I can't wait to wear! In the evening my family watched the Nativity 2 which I got from my parents and had a lovely Movie night with popcorn and cake! 

I got this amazing camera cushion that I love! It was from my parents and auntie and uncle, It looks lovely in my room!


I also got some bit and bobs with 18  on them, I got this GIANT Mug, a picture frame and a teddy with 18 on! I didn't manage to take pictures of a few things either because I had already eaten them or got them later on in the day!


I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who wished me Happy Birthday! I am so grateful to everyone who wished me a happy birthday, I had such a lovely day and I'm really grateful for all of my amazing presents, and cards! 

Monday, 22 December 2014

100 Questions no one asks tag!

I was recently tagged by the lovely Tania from http://taniamichele.blogspot.co.uk/ to do the 100 questions no one asks tag! so here goes! 

1. Do you sleep with your wardrobe doors open or closed?
Always Closed! 

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels?
Yes!

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
My sheets tucked, duvet tucked at the bottom!

4. Have you stolen a street sign before?
No

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
I love to use them! I use them all the time at college!

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
Not really

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?
Non of them really but a bear?... I guess!

8. Do you have freckles?
Yes!

9. Do you always smile for pictures?
Not always, its either a smile or some sort of funny face!

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
People being rude and hypocrites!

11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
No

12. Have you peed in the woods?
Yes

13. Have you ever pooped in the woods?
Not that I remember?

14. Do you ever dance even if there is no music playing?
Yes haha!

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
No I can't stand chewed pens!

16. How many people have you slept with this week?
None


17. What size is your bed?
Bigger than a single but smaller than a double!

18. What is your song of the week?
Taylor Swift - Blank Space

19. Is it OK for guys to wear pink?
Yes!

20. Do you still watch cartoons?
I don't really watch much tv!

21. What is your least favourite movie?
I have sooo many! But probably Hunger games

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
Somewhere no one would find it?

23. What do you drink with dinner?
Water, Lemonade, milkshake! Depends what meal I'm having!

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
Tomato or BBQ sauce

25. What is your favorite food?
Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream!

26. What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?
Most of the ones I watch!

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
Some guy I went on a date with a while back

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout (or Similar?)
Yes! I was a Brownie and then Guide now a senior section member and rainbow leader!

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
Never.

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
A few weeks ago

31. Can you change the oil on a car?
I can't drive and I don't have a car.. so no!

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
Can't drive!


33. Ever ran out of gas?
I have been in a car when it has, if that counts!

34. What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
Fresh Chicken

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Full Breakfast, or Pancakes! (although I don't have them very often!)

36. What is your usual bedtime?
Between 10 and 11, although sometimes I stay up later reading!

37. Are you lazy?
I try not to be, but especially in winter when its cold!

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
Always a witch

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
I'm the year of the rat! (1996!)

40. How many languages can you speak?
English, French and little bits of lots of different languages ( Only a few sentences though!)

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
No.

42. Which are better: legos or lincoln logs?
Lego, I don't have a clue what Lincoln logs are!

43. Are you stubborn?
Yes.

44. Who is better: Leno or Letterman?
Not going to lie, I haven't heard of these two!

45. Ever watch soap operas?
Only if I have nothing else to do

46. Are you afraid of heights?
No

47. Do you sing in the car?
Yes all the time!

48. Do you sing in the shower?
Not really!

49. Do you dance in the car?
Not normally!

50. Ever used a gun?
No and don't want too.

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
All the time! I'm at college studying photography and everyone always needs models!

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
I love musicals!

53. Is Christmas stressful?
For me personally.. no!

54. Ever eat a pierogi?
A what now??

55. Favourite type of fruit pie?
Apple Crumble with Ice cream!

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
Photographer or a Police officer!

57. Do you believe in ghosts?
I would if I had experience with one.

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
Yes

59. Do you take a vitamin daily?
Yes, Vitamin C and just a general one!

60. Do you wear slippers?
Yes

61. Do you wear a bath robe?
No!

62. What do you wear to bed?
PJ shorts and top

63. What was your first concert?
Girlguiding concert!

64. Walmart, Target, or Kmart?
Never been to any of them!

65. Nike or Adidas?
Nike.


66. Cheetos or Fritos?
Cheetos

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
I'm Allergic to nuts, so sunflower seeds?

68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
No I can't say I have?

69. Ever take dance lessons?
Yes! I did Jaz, which I didn't really like then from around 7 till now I do Ballroom dancing!

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
I'm only 17! but something creative!

71. Can you curl your tongue?
Yes!

72. Ever won a spelling bee?
I have never been in one

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
Yes

74. Own any record albums?
No, we used to, we probably still have them somewhere!

75. Own a record player?
Yes

76. Do you regularly burn incense?
No, I only do it for photography!

77. Ever been in love?
No?

78. Who would you like to see in concert?
Ed Sheeran!

79. What was the last concert you saw?
Big Gig this year!

80. Hot tea or cold tea?
Hot Chocolate?

81. Tea or coffee?
Tea if I had to choose one

82. Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles?
What on earth is a snickerdoodle?
83. Can you swim well?
Yes, I used to have lessons and got up to life saving.

84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
Yes

85. Are you patient?
Yes

86. DJ or band at a wedding?
Band

87. Ever won a contest?
Yes! I won a lot when I was a kid, me and my sister used to win every year at fancy dress!
I have won a few in recent years

88. Have you ever had plastic surgery?
No and do not ever plan too, I shall grow old Gracefully!

89. Which are better: black or green olives?
I don't like olives

90. Can you knit or crochet?
Yes! I have knitted my own teddy bear, at primary school I used to have lessons… Knit 1, Pearl 1!

91. Best room for a fireplace?
Living room

92. Do you want to get married?
Some day :)

93. If married, how long have you been married?
N/A

94. Who was your high school crush?
Ryan Reynolds!

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
No!!

96. Do you have kids?
No

97. Do you want kids?
Yes J

98. What is your favourite colour?
Blue and Green!


99. Do you miss anyone right now?
My family down south!

100. Who are you going to tag to do this tag next?
I tag everyone reading this to give it ago!

Let me know the answer to one question in the comments below!