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Top 10 Favourite Beauty Products…EVER!

Hello everyone! This post is one I have been excited about doing for such a long time. I love being a beauty blogger because it gives me an excuse to try out lots and lots of products and so I have acquired quite a collection over the past few years, however there are just some products which I just love more than others and that will remain in my makeup collection for a very long time.

Today I am going to be sharing with you these products. I decided to limit myself to just 10 because I feel like I have tried so many great beauty products but I don’t want to be rambling on forever. I also decided to just keep this limited to strictly makeup items and to save the skincare for another day.

- Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint

- Laura Geller Bronze and Brighten

- Benefit POREfessional

- Rimmel Stay Matte powder

- MAC eyeshadow in Woodwinked

- Dior eyeshadow in Nude

- Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara

- Bourjois 16H Khol & Contour pencil liner

- MAC lipstick in Rebel

-MAC lipstick in Blankety

Let me know if you have any favourite products that you would recommend! x x

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What’s in my school bag?
Hello everyone! Today I’m doing an UPDATED ‘what’s in my school bag?’ post since my post last year was so so popular (you can click here to see last years ha!) So anyway here we go…hope you enjoy! ps. my bag was from Amazon and you can purchase it by clicking here!! x x

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How I Do - Getting rid of Puffy Eyes 

Puffy eyes….we all hate them right? Not just because they are not the least bit aesthetically pleasing but also because they are a darn pain to get rid of! I have two little tips today on how to get rid of puffy eyes using items you will find in your cupboard!

Tip number one is to stand a clean teaspoon in a glass of iced water. After a few minutes remove it and hold the spoon against your closed eyes until they feel cooler and brighter.

Tip number two is to soak a green tea bag in iced water….once that has soaked for a few minutes, take it out and give it a gentle squeeze. Then place the tea bag over closed eyes until they feel cooler and brighter!

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Back to School Lookbook
Hello everyone! It’s that time of year again when it is back to school season! *dun dun duuuuuuuun!!!* Although going back to school is a disappointment because it means the end of summer, it’s an excuse to go shopping and buy some new things and so today I am hopefully providing you lovely lot with a bit of inspiration on some back to school outfits. Quite a few of the things here were in my recent haul so be sure to check that out here for links but some of the items you may be familiar with as they have been featured on my blog before in previous OOTD and lookbook posts! Anyway I hope this does provide you with some ideas, let me know what your favourite outfit is here! x x

Outfit 1

Outfit 2

Outfit 3

Outfit 4

Outfit 5

Outfit 6

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Staple Pieces for a School Wardrobe! 

Hello everyone! Today’s post is my first Back to School post for this year dun dun dun!! I am going into my last year at school which is the most terrifying thing ever I think? But anyway I don’t want to go off on a tangent! Maybe I’ll save that for another post eh? But for now I am going to be focusing on the fashion as I don’t have to wear uniform now I am in Sixth Form, and I know this is a similar story for many people in the UK. Other places around the world don’t wear uniform at all which some may say is lucky however it can be a pain having to decide what to wear every day right? So I am here to help and give some advice on what I think are staple pieces for a school wardrobe. Of course this doesn’t just apply to school as people who get some but not all say in what they wear to work may also find this useful! x x

First I am going to start with tops. I recommend buying at least two different styles of black tops and at least two styles of white tops. For example you may want a black cotton top and a black chiffon top, or a white cotton swing top and a white long sleeve top with a collar. Yes it sounds boring but trust me it is so good to have staple pieces like these that you can wear with absolutely everything from plain to patterned skirts and trousers! You can get really lovely yet affordable basic tops from Boohoo!

Next I would recommend you get a few different coloured cardigans as again these can go with everything. I would maybe go for a black and grey and then go for whatever colours I fancy. These again are good staple pieces to have and you can wear them with everything. I love the cardigans that you can pick up in Zara as they are really soft and warm and they always have every colour you could ever want!

Moving onto skirts and trousers, I am not a fan of fancy tailored trousers so what I like to do instead is buy a pair of super black skinny jeans. Make sure when you buy black jeans they are jet-black and aren’t likely to fade in the wash because to be able to get away with them they have to look smart! Again I love the ones they have in Zara. If you are feeling extra brave you may wish to try a patterned jean/trouser but remember to choose wisely as you want to still look smart! Skirts wise I recommend getting a few block colours like maybe a black or burgandy in whatever style you wish being it skater, bodycon, circle, a-line etc, and then after that pick out a few patterned ones, but remember to go for classic patterns/colourways that you are not going to get bored of and that won’t go out of fashion! H&M do some great bodycon skirts in a variety of colours for a bargain of £3:99! The same applies for dresses…block colours work well as a start and once you have begun to build up your wardrobe then move onto the patterns as you don’t want to begin with patterns and then find yourself getting bored!

Jacket wise I would keep it simple…you can never go wrong with a black blazer and a black leather jacket right? Super trendy and super smart and they go with everything. As far as shoes are concerned I would just go with whatever you wish! A few pairs of ballet flats, maybe some boots for winter and you’re sorted!

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OOTD - V Festival 2014
Hello everyone! So a few weeks ago now I encountered my first ever festival experience at the wonderful V Fest in Chelmsford, Essex. I had a weekend camping pass and I was staying in the lively red camp (which can I say was the absolute best!!) and I had the most amazing time. I thought I would share with you guys what I wore on the Saturday and Sunday (although I was there on the Friday and Monday too, the music was only on the Saturday and Sunday as they were the main festival days), since I for one love festival fashion! I hope you enjoy seeing what I wore! It’s all listed below for you. Let me know if you went to any festivals this year and what you loved most about it! x x

Outfit 1 - Saturday

Outfit 2 - Sunday

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How I do - Mini Facial 

Just because it’s the summer time, doesn’t mean us ladies (and gents) don’t fancy a nice facial! I love to give myself a quick mini facial every now and again and so I thought I would share with you how I give myself a quick and mini relaxing facial!

First up I like to smooth my skin with a cleansing cream or facial wash. I always use my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish for this step! Then I will move onto a face mask, I love Origins and Liz Earle face masks. Afterwards I like to fill the sink in my bathroom with a kettleful of boiling water and then lean over it with a towel over my head so it captures the steam. Sounds silly I know but it works and feels so good! Be careful though as it can be very very hot!! Then I like to use a skin tonic - the Liz Earle skin tonic is my absolute favourite and then last but not least  finish with a moisturiser!

So there we have it! How I do a mini facial! Hope you guys can take something from this to make your own mini facials! And until next time….Bye! x x

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Huge August Haul!
Hello everyone! It feels like forever since I have done a haul so I think it’s high time I did another one! I’ve been shopping quite a lot over the past month and a half since I needed things for my holiday, then I bought some more things while on holiday, and then I needed to buy some more bits and bobs for school. So I’ve thrown together everything I’ve bought from several different shopping trips all in one giant post for you today! I’m going to go through everything picture by picture because it’s easiest to do it like that!

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FOTD - Feat. MAC Rebel
- Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint
- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
- Laura Geller Bronze and Brighten
- Clinique Blush in Mocha Pink
- Max Factor eyebrow pencil in Hazel
- Dior eyeshadow in Nude
- MAC eyeshadow in Woodwinked
- Bourjois Khol pencil in 72 Noir
- Collection 24H extreme felt tip liner
- Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara
- MAC lipstick in Rebel


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HOLIDAY SNAPS - ITALY 2014
Hey guys! As you may know I went to Italy at the beginning of August on a little holiday. I thought for today’s post I would share some holiday snaps with you of what it was like staying near Naples and even visiting Pompeii! I had a fantastic time and it was by far one of my favourite holidays ever. I hope you enjoy looking through the snaps! Laura x x


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