Monday, 15 September 2014

Shower Stuff


As something a little bit different for today's post I thought it would be fun to show you what products are currently making the cut in my shower routine. I generally shower first thing in the morning so it's less of a pamper ritual and just getting clean and ready for the day. So here are all the products I am currently using in my shower routine.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

An Ode To Vaseline

I love Vaseline, it is so cheap and useful and is something I think should have a place in everyone's beauty stash. It is also a great multi purpose product with a large variety of uses. As a little ode to the stuff I though I would share some beauty uses for Vaseline to help you make the most of this amazing product!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Autumn Tag


As we are officially into Autumn now I thought it would be fun to talk about the season and what I love about it. I read this tag that Georgina from Makeup-Pixi3 created and I just had to do it. Like Georgina I'm not going to tag anyone in particular to answer these questions, you're all tagged so leave a link below if you do it yourself as I'd love to read your answers. And if you need a picture for your post Georgina has made one you can use over on her blog. So let's get started!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Desk Top Tour


























I'm back with something a little bit different today. I mentioned a week or so ago that my Mum had been kind enough to buy me a desk for my tiny bedroom. In its place was a drawer unit that I despised so it's so nice to have somewhere where I can sit and type up this blogpost right now that isn't my bed. So as something a bit different I thought I would give you a little tour of everything I've put on my desk as random as the majority of it is!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Mini Beauty Haul

After my good news on Monday I decided to go shopping and treat myself to a few things, most of which of course were beauty bits. I've got myself into a little routine of sharing new beauty buys with you so it only seems right that once again I delve into my purchases with you all with some little first impressions to go with them.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Back to School/College Advice




Going back to school or college always fills me with a mixture of emotions, I'm anxious for the year ahead, sad that summer is over and a little bit excited for what's to come (just a little bit I promise). I am aware that I am a little late with this post and most people are already back but a lot of the points I'm going to make apply all year round so hopefully it will still be of use to some of you. So with that being said here is some school/college advice I'd like to share with you based on my experiences.

Back to School Anxiety?

Ok, so firstly know that it is perfectly natural to be anxious about going back or to a new school or college. I also get anxiety but I try to reduce this by being prepared. For example make sure you have everything you need (I always put what outfit and makeup I'm going to wear out the night before), know your travel situation and know when and where to meet at least one friend if you have any going to the same place as you, because it's their first day too so support one another and make sure to have one another's numbers (not that you wouldn't) so you can find where they are if you have different classes.

Hitting the Snooze Button

So as I teen I know that sleep is hard to come by when you want to be up late at night and sleep through the day so not being able to do that when at school or college is a real shock to the system especially after the summer break. A good way to deal with this is to schedule yourself well, know that you need to get to sleep earlier so get your homework done as soon as you get home, get it out of the way and relax and as hard as it sounds it has been proven that staring at computer screens for ages is a main contribution to why teens struggle to sleep so try to not be glued to your phone or computer after a certain time at night (this is particularly hard for me as I like to watch Youtube videos before I go to sleep), I know this sounds tough but you will notice a difference. Also set one alarm if you can rather than a tonne of different ones five minutes after each other. If you know you can wait for the sixth alarm before you absolutely need to get a shift on than that is exactly what you'll do.

Makeup and Fashion

Ok, so I've been there, first day back, no school uniform any more and you definitely want to make a good impression but trust me when I say don't overdo it. Like I said I've been there starting at my  first college and I really made the effort, I planned my most stylish outfit and ended up being really uncomfortable and self conscious the whole day because I kept having to pull my shorts down (I know #tmi). I'm not saying the most fashionable outfits are a no go just make sure you are wearing something you feel your most comfortable in and like how you look wearing it. For me this is converse and a skater dress. Also don't do your makeup like you're going to prom, remember less is more! Wear your favourite lippy, a minimal base and simple eye makeup because you'll look more natural and feel better for it trust me.

Studies

I had this teacher at my secondary school who used to do the most boring of assemblies, basically being some kind of military type trying intimidate us into revising and it really put me off to be honest as I don't fair well under stress, however do take away the message these teachers are always trying to get across because revising is so important, remember it's for you and you want to do the best you can for your future. I've honestly never done the crazy revision for the whole month before my exams but through experience I do know that starting early with revising will make the exam period a lot less stressful. What really worked for me was taking notes I could understand when reading back later and summarising what I'd learnt each week into notes for reference as consolidating information like this is a great way to get it stuck in your head. It may seem mundane to do but you'll thank me when the exams come round because it will feel a lot less like you're having to re learn stuff again.

To read my post on revision tips and tricks click here!
Dating

This one is especially for secondary school girls, yes I'm talking about boys. I've been that girl who put getting a boyfriend above much more important things and I completely regret it. Honestly having left school I don't think or talk to most of the people I used to stress over so take boys with a pinch of salt. It's not the law to date in high school, I didn't date after the first year and I'm completely fine with it so don't stress, and if you do think you've found your perfect guy remember not to put him before your work and friends because you will regret it because you can't relive your school years.

Thanks so much for reading, I really hope this has been helpful, like I said this is just what I've taken from my experiences and I'm not saying this is the right way to go about things just some sisterly advice to make you feel less anxious about it all.

Do you have any tips or advice that I haven't mentioned?

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner Mini Review

 Benefit They're Real Push Up-Liner | £18.50 full size

Today I quite literally have a mini review for you on a product I have wanted to try for so long. I am a complete eyeliner noob so the marketing of this apparently super easy to use mascara really drew me in although the price of the full size has managed to put me off till now. Yesterday I read on quite a few blog posts that you can get a mini version of the liner for free for another week or so if you bring an old eyeliner to any Benefit counter in a Boots store. Of course I completely jumped at the opportunity and went out yesterday with an old Avon eyeliner to claim my freebie.

Honestly I am so glad I didn't have to pay for this as I am so disappointed. I really suck at eyeliner so the whole "lash hugging" easy to apply aspect of this product is what really made me want to try it. But when I tried it it was just so flimsy and it is so difficult to control the product coming out. In the end I had to use my hand as a palette for the thick and flaky product which I just couldn't apply properly at all. And don't get me started on trying to remove it once I had completed my attempt which looked like a two year old had done it. 

So overall I am just glad I didn't pay for this, I'm not sure how the full size could be better to be honest I'm just really disappointed in this massively hyped up product. But if you do have an old eyeliner you're not using you might as well try this, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.

Have you tried this product? Is there something I'm doing wrong to apply it?