Monday, 28 September 2015

Mani Monday Barry M nail art

Those who have been following my blog from near the start, will remember I used to do blog posts featuring free nail art ideas. A couple of examples include nail art using sponges and nail art using feathers! My inspiration comes from my childhood, using sponges to paint pictures and using glue and feathers to create art as a child.

Barry M nail art

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

LUSH Skydancer bath bomb

LUSH Skydancer bath bomb

This was a bath bomb I was really excited to try out. My family and I love nature and wildlife and it is great to see the profits are going towards satellite equipment to tag hen harrier chicks. More about saving the hen harriers from extinction can be found here.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Mani Monday The Body Shop Minty Amour

Another Mani Monday, another turquoise shade. This is The Body Shop's shade 630, minty amour which could be described as a darker turquoise, nearing a shade of teal. The formula dries really quickly which is great and is not streaky, you could get away with one coat but I always like to use 2. 

The Body Shop Minty Amour

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Empties #2

I decided it would be a good idea to save up all my empties and I now have a huge bag overflowing with empty bottles and packaging! This will be one post of 3 coming up in the next few weeks! Here is a link to my last empties post. I will talk about each thing briefly and let you know if I liked them. It is very rare I throw something away without using it, I am one of those who will use things up, even if I do not like them!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

George Christmas event 2015

I was lucky enough to have received an invitation to the George Christmas event 2015. Myself and others got a chance to have a look into what is going to be in George's Christmas range this year. Unfortunately it did not go 100% according to plan as I will explain later but overall I enjoyed having a look at the Christmas range, I have my eye on a few pieces!

George at ASDA Christmas range 2015, George Christmas

Monday, 14 September 2015

Mani Monday Models Own Turquoise Sea

Today's mani Monday features this gorgeous shade from the Model's Own polish for tans range. I was worried that being very pale, that this colour would not suit me. But I am very happy to say I love the colour so much!

Models Own polish for tans Turquoise Sea

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Superdrug haul

I had to get a few bits and pieces from Superdrug and I thought I might as well treat myself to some extras! I have started using some of these bits so I will talk a little about them as I go along!

Superdrug haul

Friday, 11 September 2015

Blogger interview tag!

I was tagged by the lovely Bronagh from Bronagh's beauty and books for the blogger interview tag. Thank you for thinking of me and you should definitely check out Bronagh's blog after this!
the blogger interview tag

How did you get into blogging?

I was reading blogs and I really liked the idea of meeting new people online and interacting. I am awkward especially around new people so I thought I would try and blog. I am so glad I did because I have so many wonderful friends! I also feel a lot more comfortable talking to people online and it is really nice knowing that dotted around the world I have friends and I hope I can meet them one day!

What advice would you give to bloggers starting out?

Definitely talk to other people! There will be bloggers who have a lot of followers and do not have the time to talk to everyone, but try and get involved in the community.  There are lots of chats every day where you can meet new bloggers and exchange your blog links. These things take time. Also blog posts can take quite a while to write as well as editing any pictures, so be prepared to put in a lot of time into your blog!

What would be your dream campaign?

I love LUSH and would love to design my own bath bomb, I love citrus and mint so my bath bomb would probably be one of those scents! Another thing I would love to see is more shorter models, and more shorter length clothes in plus sizes. I have to buy 3/4 length things or just wear them as they are which can be really frustrating! So I would love to be a part of a photo shoot or help design some clothes that can work as a part of a petite range too!

Do you have a plan for your blog?

Not really I want it to improve, I want to make it look nicer and get more people to read it. I would also like to improve my pictures but I feel like lighting and the lack of Photoshop are my main issues. I would also like to do some collaborations with people as that is an area I have not really explored! Lastly I hope that my blog does not suffer during my third year of university. I start work in the beginning of October and I am worried about the work load.

Now to tag a few people! Check these lovely people out!

Sarah from Things Sarah Loves
Rachel and Lauren from The Flower That Blooms
Kirsty from Have The Town 
Kathryn from Chapters Of Kat

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

My visit to Brighton

Brighton pier

Aged 23 I went on my first holiday, my boyfriend and I spent the back holiday weekend in Brighton, East Sussex, England. I do not have a passport so we had to stay in the U.K. I have always wanted to visit Brighton, especially the lanes and the sea side.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Stationery Essentials

It is that time of year where some are going back to education after the summer holidays. This is a wonderful time of year for stationery lovers as many shops bring out a "back to school" range. I will be going back to university towards the end of September and I thought I would show some of the stationery bits and pieces I will be bringing to university with me.

Stabilo point 88 pens

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

LUSH guardians of the forest bath bomb (Oxford street exclusive)

LUSH guardians of the forest bath bomb (Oxford street exclusive)

This is the second to last product from my Oxford street haul. It has been so difficult not using everything up in one go! Its green colour makes it very unusual, the only other green LUSH product I have used is Avobath, the bright green made it stand out from the other Oxford street exclusives.