Tuesday, 25 March 2014

March Style Crush : Pixie Lott

Source : http://goo.gl/Yjk2PB
Hello Lovelies!
Today I am kicking off a new series that will appear on my blog called "Style Crush". So every month I am going to be picking someone whose style I have really been loving and write a little post about them and their outfits. This month I have loved Pixie Lott's style ...

Source : http://goo.gl/QwiEIL
Source : http://goo.gl/4PnglB

I love Pixie's cute and quirky outfits. Her use of pastel shades is very on trend and suits her hair perfectly and  I also love her fresh, natural makeup. Pixie never over-accessorizes an outfit, here in these two pictures it is clear a statement bag works well, but you aren't distracted away from the lovely clothes she is wearing. 

If anyone knows where I can get the beautiful gold jacket let me know in the comments :')

Who is Pixie Lott?
- She is an English singer-song writer and actress
- She released her first single 'mamma do' in 2009 and has since released 2 albums with her third set for release this may
- Watch her latest single 'nasty' here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7POcRxmpHQ

Whose style has grabbed your attention this month? Tell me in the comments :)

Friday, 21 March 2014

My Morning Routine : A College Day

Source : http://is.gd/P1HRba
Hiya Lovelies!
Now I have read a lot of morning routine blog posts and I have watched a lot of morning routine videos and well they are perfect. But lets be honest when you have to be out of the house at 7:45 to catch a bus, and If like me you always oversleep there is no way your morning routine runs smoothly. So here is the morning routine of an everyday student ...

- 6:30 - My first alarm goes off. I dismiss it.
- 6:45 - My second alarm goes off. I dismiss it.
- 7:00 - My third alarm goes off. I dismiss it.
- around 7:15 - I finally get up and then begin to panic. I quickly jump in the shower, and then throw on some clothes.
- 7:30 - I quickly do my everyday makeup look, which I now can complete in 5 minutes. Then I do my hair, for college I usually go for a plait or a bun, something quick!
- 7:40 - I grab my things for college, bag, folders, purse, phone and of course headphones and run down stairs. I then usually have enough time for a few gulps of coffee, and then I brush my teeth.
- 7:45 - I head out the door and walk to the bus stop.
- 8:40 - I arrive at college and grab some breakfast before one of my classes, which is usually just toast.

So there you have it. My mornings are very hectic, everyday I say to myself "tomorrow I am going to get up at 6:00 so I am not rushing so much", but as if that's going to happen! Getting up at around 7:10/7:15  is bad enough :') I get out on time though, and that's the main thing.

I would love to know about your morning routines, are yours as hectic as mine or are you organised and chilled? Leave me a comment :)

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Hello Lovelies!
Today the fabulous Keisha from The Chrysalis Gals nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. So thank you so much Keisha! I really appreciate it :) Be sure to check out her blog and give her a follow.

So the rules are ...
1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
2. Display the award on your post.
3. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
4. State 7 things about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6. Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them. Provide a link to your post.
7. Proudly display the award logo (or buttons) on your blog, whether on your side bar, ABOUT page, or a special page for awards. 

Seven things about me...
1. One of my favourite things to do is sing, even though i'm not very good, I love singing! I'm always being told to shut up because sometimes I don't even know i'm doing it haha :')

2. I am currently a student at college studying English, History and Law. I'm in my final year and hopefully I will get the grades to go to uni where I will be doing a law degree.

3. My biggest fear is of mice and rats - I hate them so much.

4. My favourite colours are lilac, pink and as you can tell from this blog grey (some people may not like it but personally I feel it's a calm, clean colour)

5. I love reality TV like The Only Ways is Essex and Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

6. I have an obsession with bands (especially The Vamps)

7. I have a collection of over 60 nail varnishes.

I nominate ...
- Micaylah :  Beautys Blessings  
- Esmae : Esmae Treasures 
- May : La Vie en May
- Anika : Anika Miller
- Lydia : Blue Slushy
- Charlotte : Blonde Canvas 
- Georgina : Bright Light Beauty
- Clarissa : XOClari
- Soraya : Fashion Falsetto

Thanks to Keisha again, and thanks to everyone that reads my blog and follows me, it really means a lot when I read all your lovely comments :) 

Saturday, 15 March 2014

The 20 Questions About Music Tag

Luke 5SOS : Source - http://aq.be/aa5673
Hey lovelies! I am such a big music fan so today I thought I would do The 20 Questions About Music Tag, its a chance for you guys to learn a little more about me :)

1. Which bands/artist do you own the most albums by?
It's Justin Bieber from when I went through that phase haha

2. What was the last song you listened to?
That would be She Looks So Perfect by 5 Seconds of Summer, that is my fave song right now.
Source : http://aq.be/1ee11f
3. What’s in your CD player right now?
AM - Arctic Monkeys
4. What was the last show you attended?
5 Seconds of Summer in Manchester on the 25th of February, they were brill!
5. What was the greatest show you’ve ever been to?
I have been to so many shows, but the greatest is probably Robbie Williams last summer, it was my first stadium show so I just loved it! But I do love going to see people in small venues as they are more intimate.


6. What’s the worst show you’ve ever been to?
I have never been to a terrible show or anything but the first time I went to see Conor Maynard the screaming was that loud you couldn't hear him. 
7. What’s the most musically involved you have ever been?
Well I used to take guitar lessons when I was younger, but now I just don't have the time :(
8. What show are you looking forward to?
Justin Timberlake in April - beyond excited :D
10. What is your favorite band shirt?
I have lots of tour t-shirts but the only 'band' one would be 5 Seconds of Summer.
11. What musician would you like to hang out with for a day?
I would love to hang out with all of The Vamps, they are my favourite band and they just seem like really nice people :)
Source : http://aq.be/ae7568
12. Who is one musician or group you wish would make a comeback?
I would love for the original Allstar Weekend to get back together, they were my thing in high school. I listened to their album all the time :'D
13. Who is one band/artist you’ve never seen live but always wanted to?
That would be McFly, growing up I never had the opportunity to go, and then on their last tour the tickets were all sold out :'(
14. Name four or more flawless albums:
The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake
Don't Forget Who You Are - Miles Kane
Long Way Down - Tom Odell
Speak Now - Taylor Swift
15. How many music related videos/DVDs do you own?
16. How many concerts/shows have you been to, total?

17. Who have you seen the most live?
Conor Maynard - 3 times
18. What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
I'm going to have to say Grease, it's my favorite movie and the songs are all great!

19. What was your last musical “phase” before you wisened up?
Justin Bieber - how embarrassing, went to see him twice in concert, have all his albums, room used to be full of posters ... I was young okay!
20. What’s your “guilty pleasure” that you hate to admit to liking?
Union J is definitely my guilty pleasure, I do love listening to their album :')
George is such a cutie
Source : http://aq.be/e3b46d
I loved doing this tag and now I am tagging all you guys!! Be sure to leave me a comment telling me who your favourite singer/band is, I love reading them and replying <3

Review: MUA Shimmer Highlighter

Hello Lovelies :)
As you all know I have been wanting the MUA highlighter for so long, but every time I go into Superdrug they are always sold out! However the other day my prayers were finally answered and I grabbed the last one! I was so excited to try this highlighter out since I have read so many good reviews on it, so I thought I would share with you guys my thoughts ...

The packaging of this product is simple and the embossing is just lovely. Sometimes I feel like cheaper products go over board with the packaging but this rivals any higher end product.

MUA haven't produced this in any other shades, but I think this peachy/pink colour would suit most skin tones.

As you can see this is highlighter creates a very natural glow, and looks lovely. It has definitely become part of my everyday makeup because I feel it completes a look and  isn't too much.

Overall I am really impressed with this product, the quality is great and the price is fab too at just £3. The only bad thing about this is it's always sold out! 

Have you tried this highlighter? Let me know your thoughts in the comments :)


Sunday, 9 March 2014

Review: Garnier Simply Essentials Soothing Cleansing Lotion

Hello Lovelies!
A couple of weeks ago I purchased this Garnier cleansing lotion, I have used quite a few in the past from different brands, but this has to be my favourite of them all. 

Garnier claims : "Enriched with water lily extract known for it's soothing properties, it's formula with no perfume, no alcohol and no colourants, perfectly removes make-up without leaving your skin feeling dry". 

.. and it really does work, my skin is left clean and fresh, it easily removes eye makeup and it doesn't sting. I use about 3 pads soaked in this lotion to clean my skin and the lid on this bottle means just enough comes out, so there is no wastage. 

Overall I am really impressed by this product, and for just £2.98 it's definitely won a place in my daily skin routine.

Have you tried this cleanser, if not which is your favourite? Let me know in the comments :)

Sunday, 2 March 2014

The Spring Tag

Hello Lovelies!
As you guys know I am really excited as it is starting to feel like spring, so today I thought I would do The Spring Tag!
1. Favourite spring nail polish
Well in my last post 'My Spring Nail Collection' I have 6 favourite nail polishes for spring. But if I had to choose I think it would be this polish by Superdry in the colour 'Pink Rose' It looks fresh and bright, perfect for spring!
 2. Must have spring lip colour
This spring I will be wearing theNYX Diamond Sparkle Lipstick in the shade 16, Sparkling Orange. Again I feel this is a fresh colour for spring and I really love the sparkle in it. 

3. Show us your favourite spring dress
I love this dress from Primark which I picked up for only £3! The style and design are very 'springy', and I think it will look lovely with some sparkly sandals.

4. Favourite flower
I don't really have a favourite flower, they are all lovely. But I get excited when the daffodils and blossom start appearing as you know spring is here :)

5. Favourite spring scarf/accessory
During spring I love stacking up bangles and bracelets, and I love anklets too.

6. What spring trends are you most looking forward to?
I'm looking forward to wearing midi skirts and dresses, and fresh white blouses. Also I'm looking forward to putting my big winter coat back in my wardrobe and bringing out my lighter rain mac and blazers.

7. Favourite spring candle
I haven't any spring candles yet, but I have spotted Yankee are doing Easter themed ones! I really need to buy one :)
8. Favourite perfume/body spray 
During the spring and summer I am always spraying the Hollister 'Solana Beach' body spray. I could have included them all in this post, but this is my favourite, it's really sweet and fresh. I have nearly finished this one so I will have to buy another! 

9. What is spring like where you live?
During spring where I live we have some nice days and some rainy, but it feels really crisp and fresh :)

10. What is your favourite thing about spring?
I love the fact everything feels fresh, the leaves start appearing on the trees and the flowers spring up. My birthday is during spring too!

11. Are you a spring cleaner?
I haven't been in the past but this year I am determined, once and for all, I am going to completely sort out my room and get everything cleaned :)

12. Any plans for spring break or upcoming vacations
Not really, I am going away in summer though to France.

I'm tagging you all! Oh and be sure to let me know in the comments what you love about spring :)

Saturday, 1 March 2014

My Spring Nail Collection

Hello Lovelies!!
Here in England this past week the weather has started to improve, its been a little warmer and we have actually seen blue sky and the sun! I am really getting excited for spring so today I thought I would share with you guys what my nails will be wearing :)

Firstly I will be wearing this fab shade from Barry M. This is the shade 233, Grey. I think these shades work all year round, but this lighter one will look nice in the spring and match most outfits.

Next I have this lovely colour from Superdry. This is called "Pink Rose" but it is definitely more of a pastel orange shade. I love this colour and I haven't really seen a pastel orange shade before in the drugstores.

My nails will also be wearing this gorgeous pearlescent colour from Sally Hansen. The shade is called "Ring My Shell" and as you can see I have used it a lot. I have had this bottle for a while, and through looking on http://www.sallyhansen.com/ it seems this shade has been discontinued. Shade 180 debut-tint is a close match though.

The next colour I will be wearing is from Nails Inc. This shade is called "Elizabeth Street" and is perfect for spring. You cant beat a baby pink! Very classic and girly :)

Next I have this nail set from accessorize, again its another pastel shade perfect for spring! With the set comes the nail caviar, which is  a little tube of small beads. I like to just put them on the one nail, but you can go all out and out them on every nail if you want. This shade is called "Electric Purple".

Lastly I will be using another set from accessorize this spring. This time in this lovely pastel green colour called "Soft Jade".

I hope this has given you some inspiration for your spring nails. If you guys use any of these shades, or do any spring nail art be sure to tweet me a picture as love nails a lot!

Are you looking forward to spring as much as I am? Be sure to leave me a comment, I enjoy reading them and replying :D