Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone! 

Hope your all having a great day! Just a short post today just to say Happy Halloween! Let me know in the comments what you are doing for halloween! 

Friday, 24 October 2014

Because I'm Happy #2

I did my very first because I'm happy post back in July, you can read the whole post here. But I wanted this to become a regular post where I share with you all the simple things that have made me happy each  week!

-          Getting to wear chunky knit jumpers!

-          The change into Autumn and talking walks through forests

-          Finishing my first assignment of my 2nd year

-          Having fun with my friends

-          Having hot chocolate when its cold outside

-          Singing along to all my favourite musicals! Recently I have been loving them and just find myself singing them all the time!

-            Reading lovely comments and tweets! I spend most weekends going through and replying to comments I love it and appreciate each and everyone of you who takes the time to post a comment it really means so much to me!

-          Having a bit of "me" time, this has been lovely I have been really stressed/tired this week so to be able to just relax was lovely!

So these are some of the little things that have made me happy this week! I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments what has made you happy this week!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Sunkissed Instant Self Tanning Mousse

I love fake tan, but I'm pretty lazy when it comes to applying it. I am
 always on the lookout for the perfect colour, easy application, without the horrible biscuit scent! I find it quite hard to find a fake tan that suits me, I'm very pale and most make me look like an oompa loompa!

The first thing to mention about Sunkissed Instant Self Tanning Mousse is the scent, it is one of the nicest smelling fake tans I have used, it has a hint of coconut and leaves quite a sweet scent on the skin, so If you don't like sweet scents then you may not like this.

The bottle comes with a pump to get the fake tan out, I find I only need around 1 – 2 pumps for my legs and around 1 for my arms. I used more to cover my body but the pumps are quite generous for most areas!

On application, you can see the colour so any streaks or missed areas are shown and you can use the sunkissed mitt to get rid of those dreaded streak marks before its too late! The tan dries really quickly aswell so I didn't have to stand there for ages before it dried!

With a good moisturising routine this does last 2/3 days on me, but does fade so would need reapplication at this point to maintain the colour.

Not a spot of colour has leaked through, or left that horrible orange tinge on the sides of my hands.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Sponsored post - Live Fearless

Everybody has at least one thing that scares or frightens them, I have a lot! But how often do you face your fears? How often do you say "You know what I'm not going to let my fears stand in the way of something I want to do" Facing your fears can be really difficult but being able to stand at the end of it and feel accomplished and proud is one of the best feelings.

Bodyform's latest campaign "Live Fearless" encourages more women to face their fears, they have challenged 3 women to talk to the camera and open up about their personal fears, they then challenged them to face their fears, check out the video below

One of my fears is presentations to others, I'm fine talking to others but as soon as I'm the only one standing up and talking it terrifies me, I have to do presentations quite regularly at college and frankly the whole experience is extremely daunting. I am getting better with it and found by facing my fear head on I feel so much more confident and feel like I am in control rather than my fears controlling me.

They are also offering the chance for you to win £500 of ASOS vouchers or a grand prize at the end of the whole campaign which will give the winner the chance to Live Fearlessly. All the details on how to take part can be found on their Facebook page so make sure you check it out! 

What have you always wanted to try but find yourself putting off? Let me know in the comments below!

This post is sponsored by Bodyform but all thoughts are my own. 

Motivational Monday #2

This quote has always made me think and it is one of my favourite ever quotes, I have always felt that I am my own person but sometimes you forget and try to follow the crowd. Stand out and be you! 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

My latest travels: Cruise to the Baltics!

Last month I came home from an Baltics cruise on board Fred Olsen, I have been on around 8 cruises before but this was my first one with Fred Olsen cruise lines. It was an 14 night cruise which stopped off in some of the most beautiful ports of calls! We sailed from Southampton and travelled through the Kiel Canal to get to: Tallin, St Petersburg, Helsinki and Copenhagen.  We had over night stops in St Petersburg (Russia) Helsinki and Copenhagen. There is nothing better than waking up in a different country everyday! I have decided to do several posts of all the places that I visited because I have SOO many pictures and things to tell you all about, the itinerary was just amazing! *This will be a photo heavy post!*

L-R Me, My sister and our friend.

We had afternoon tea on the last day, which was lovely,
the view whilst we had the afternoon tea was just incredible
 we were right at the front of the ship!

The ship was amazing, the staff were all so friendly and there was so much to do on sea days, I spent most of my time swimming, playing table tennis and making friends!

We went for a inside cabin this year, balcony rooms are lovely but we found we hardly ever spent any time in our rooms as we were mainly out at ports or enjoying the sunshine!

You got a news leaflet every night to let you know what was happening the following day and any activities that were going on, there was also a channel where you could see the outside of the ship to see what the whether was like! Also ever night you got a chocolate on your pillow, they were really nice and didn't last long!

Hope you all enjoyed this post! Have you cruised before? Are you jetting off anywhere this year?

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Recent Fashion Loves!

Marbelle is a new up and coming fashion based in the UK.

Although summer has come and gone I am still loving the pastel trends and could easily pair the pastel top with black high waisted trousers or jeans and chunky knit.

This is the perfect shift style dress which would be great to wear for a casual event or you could even dress it up for a night out!

Why not check Marbelle out? 

What are your latest fashion loves? 

Monday, 13 October 2014

Motivational Monday #1

This really means a lot to me at the moment, I have been trying to make some decisions about what I want to do after college but I have been having the "What if" feeling and making the wrong choice so this saying has really helped me! 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

8 things I love about Autumn

I love Autumn, find out what my 8 favourite things are below!

1.       It is the perfect excuse to drink lots of hot chocolate!
2.       Getting to wear warm fluffy socks
3.       Wearing darker lipsticks!
4.       Autumn candles
5.       Wearing chunky knit jumpers
6.       Having the fire on and sitting with warm blankets
7.       Going for winter walks
8.       Seeing the leaves change to autumn colours

What do you like about Autumn?  let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

18 things to do before I'm 18!

As I'm 18 in 3 months! ( December 21st) which only happens to be 11 more Sundays, I thought I would make a list of 18 things I want to do before I'm 18!

1.      Become less shy
2.      Get all my coursework done on time and at a grade of B and above
3.      Re watch all of my DVD's (I have quite a few!)
4.      Try a new food
5.      Make new memories
6.      Write a diary at least once a week
7.      Do something I haven't done before
8.      Get a job/ work experience in photography
9.      Make new friends
10.  Stay up all night
11.  Do something that makes me happy
12.  Make my family and myself proud
13.  Become more independent
14.  Appreciate the little things in life
15.  Make someone else happy
16.  Keep my room tidy
17.  Start saving my money
18.  Visit somewhere new!

So this is my list of 18 things before I'm 18, is there anything you would like to do before your next birthday? Let me know in the comments!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

W7 silky eyes palette!

The silky eyes palette in magic mauve* has 5 eye shadows; a sparkly brown shade, a light pink with a hint of shimmer, pale purple with shimmer, dark purple with shimmer and a white with shimmer. I personally think the top 3 are the most wearable but the bottom 2 purple shades are going to be perfect for the colder months.


I was really amazed by the pigmentation and how easily they applied, they blend so effortlessly and work really well together. I really like how you have a range of colours in the palette as you can create lots of different looks using the one palette. I also like how sturdy the packaging is and it would be perfect if you are travelling or on the go.

This palette is available online on the w7 website here  And it retails for £4.95 which I think is a great price for a great product that will last.

Have you tried w7 makeup before? What your favourite product? Let me know below!