Wednesday, 24 September 2014

#TeenBlogSeries Post 4: Healthy food Recipe

Teen Bloggers Anouska Millar and Beth have decided to start a project called #TeenBlogSeries. Its aim is to bring together lots of the teens/young adults in the blogging community. For the next ten consecutive weeks, over 80 bloggers will be writing every Monday at 6:30pm about many different things, all beauty, lifestyle or fashion related. You can view everyones posts by going to the hashtag on twitter "TeenBlogSeries". If you would like to supply products for the giveaway, get involved, or have any questions, please email: 

Hello! I'm going to put my hands up and admit that I am probably both the worst cook ever, AND the most unhealthy person ever known to man. So, it doesn't need to be said that this post doesn't exactly suit me. Honestly, when I want to be healthy I just eat fruit!

But, all that said here is a quick made up recipe which I think would work, its not that healthy really but better for you than a lot of other snacks.
Picture found on Google images.
-Corn kettles.
-1tbs vegetable oil.
-Dark chocolate.
-Optional extras(e.g. nuts, sulatanas etc.)

This recipe is SUPER easy and all you need to ddo is:
1. Heat the corn kettles in a large pan in the oil and wait till the popping dies down to lower the heat.

2. Melt the chocolate and pour over the corn.

3. Add any extra you would like...

...and you're done!!!


 Thanks for reading,

#TeenBlogSeries Post 3: Favourite Highstreet Shop and icks

Teen Bloggers Anouska Millar and Beth have decided to start a project called #TeenBlogSeries. Its aim is to bring together lots of the teens/young adults in the blogging community. For the next ten consecutive weeks, over 80 bloggers will be writing every Monday at 6:30pm about many different things, all beauty, lifestyle or fashion related. You can view everyones posts by going to the hashtag on twitter "TeenBlogSeries". If you would like to supply products for the giveaway, get involved, or have any questions, please email: 

Hello! I'm so sorry about the lateness on this post(and all the others to come very soon), I will be trying to plan on what's left on this series but until then be prepared for a very messy schedule of posts. 

Today I'm telling you about one of m favorite online shops-drumroll....-ASOS!!! Unfortunately, I don't really have that many clothes from there but their prices do range from low to high so can be suitable for most people. They do tend to have a lot of on-trend clothes and are always up to date, so here's a glimpse of some of their newest clothes I've been liking the look of. 
All pictures owned by Asos.

Thanks for reading,

Monday, 1 September 2014

#TeenBlogSeries Post 2: Best Foundation and Brow Routine For Teens

Teen Bloggers Anouska Millar and Beth have decided to start a project called #TeenBlogSeries. Its aim is to bring together lots of the teens/young adults in the blogging community. For the next ten consecutive weeks, over 80 bloggers will be writing every Monday at 6:30pm about many different things, all beauty, lifestyle or fashion related. You can view everyones posts by going to the hashtag on twitter "TeenBlogSeries". If you would like to supply products for the giveaway, get involved, or have any questions, please email: 

So today I'm going to tell you my foundation and brow routine and since I am a teen myself this is "For Teens". But, this can of course be done by none teens too!

Foundation Routine
As for teen skin we all know it can range from clear and spot free, to acne prone, to oily, to dry, to the odd spots and a mixture of all of these for some. So I guess I can't really give you the "Perfect Routine" as that will change for everyone, so you can change this to suit your own skin as you like.

1. First, apply moisturiser (you can use one for your skin type) before foundation as this will help make a smooth base for it. You can also use a primer as well/ instead to make it last all day for school or college but personally I find mine stays on quite well without.

Avon Care Family Cream- £?
2. Next, and you might find this weird, I like to apply concealer to any "problem areas" (acne/ spots) but not on under eye circles or places your highlighting with concealer. The reason I do this is that I feel like if you put it on afterwards it sort of makes it more obvious which is the opposite of what you're trying to do. But by doing this, it gives it sort of a double-cover.
Natural Collection Liquid Concealer @Boots- £1.99@Boots
3. After concealer, I would apply a liquid foundation all over my face and blend it in with a brush. If you have good skin or don't like to wear much makeup(you don't really need it for school) you can use a BB or CC cream instead which does the same job but isn't as heavy coverage and is better for your skin. I also don't think it matters whether you use brushes or not for foundation, it does give better coverage in my opinion but it doesn't really matter when you're just starting out and your hands are actually quite good to blend makeup in as they're usually warm.
Rinmel Match Perfection Liquid Foundation- £4.99 @ Bodycare
3. After foundation, I go back to concealer and apply it under my eyes and brow bone to highlight and sometimes on the bit next to your inner eye corners if I'm looking extra tired (know which bit I mean?).
Natural Collection Liquid Concealer @Boots- £1.99@Boots

4. Next, I would apply a translucent powder to set the makeup and make it last longer (which you will need a brush for) but again you can skip this step if you would like too.

5. Okay, so I'm not actually sure if blusher and bronzer are technically part of a 'Foundation Routine' and I'm not really sure how to describe it either. Obviously you can find cream and powder blushers and there are also different types of bronzer. But, I thought these were quite good to know where to put them both if you're unsure.
{I do not own either of these pictures}
The finished look( plus eyeliner and mascara)

Brow Routine
Okay so next up is brows, which I'm sure you've heard much about. "Make or break", "Sisters not twins" and even funnier things like "Never trust someone with bad eyebrows".

Before the routine I'll just give you four tips:
1. NEVER shave your eyebrows or pluck them all off! (They're there for a reason you know!)
2. Whilst plucking your eyebrows yourself, pluck one part of one then go to the other brow and repeat (you don't wanna be stuck with one perfect eyebrow and not remember how to do the other!).
3. If you're not confident with filling them in keep practising but it's not a big deal (it's better to have nice natural ones rather than badly drawn in ones!).
4. If you don't like the pain of plucking/ waxing you can use ice to numb the pain.

1. If you pluck your eyebrows, you could first cover hairs with concealer which matches your skin tone to see which shapes would look good before you commit to that shape. Also, if you're not comfortable with plucking your eyebrows you could just cover sgraggly bits with concealer where neeeded. You can also have them waxed or threaded by someone else, I have had mine waxed but I didn't really like how they looked and my Mum has her's threaded and they do tend to look quite nice.
My natural eyebrows

2. Whilst you are plucking you could use this guide to help you.

A- the start of your eyebrow
B- the archbrow
C- the end of your eyebrow

3. I use the 'Soap&Glory Archery Brow Tint& Precision Shaping Pencil' so I start off by filling in with the brow tint using small flicks and gradually building up.
Soap&Glory Archery- £10@Boots

4. Then I use the other side of the pen which is the 'Precision Shaping Pencil' which sort of keeps them in place.

and TA DA!

Thanks for reading,

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Liebster Award

As you probably noticed from the title of this blog I have been nominated for the Liebster Award! Thank you to Bella who I was nominated by, and I can not tell you how happy I was as it's the first award I've had for my blog.
If you don't know what the Liebster award is I will try and explain it as much as I can here. "Liebster" translated from German means "dearest" or "favourite" and I think it's a really sweet name for the award. It's past around from bogs to one another in order to recognise the smaller blogs with each other. Once nominated, you write a post on your blog nominating more...and so on.(sort of like a chain mail)

The Rules
Over time the rules seem to have changed and many change them themselves to their liking. I'll be going by these rules:
1.Thank the person who nominated you the award and leave a link to their blog on your post.

2.List the rules in your post.

3.Answer 11 questions about yourself which will be provided by the person who nominated you(hopefully).

4. List 11 random facts about yourself.

5. Create a new list of 11 questions for the nominees to answer.

6. Nominate 5-11 blogs who have less than 200 followers which you feel deserve the award and let them know by leaving a link to your blog somehow(twitter/email?)

My Questions And Answers
1. Favourite nail polish - brand and colour?

Topshop's 'Parma Violet' it's a pastel lilac colour and it's so gorgeous!

2. Favourite makeup brand?

Probably Maybelline, their products are such good 
quality and value too.

3. Favourite skincare brand?

Simple, it's great for people with sensitive skin like me.

4. Top 3 favourite beauty products?

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Mascara and Rinmel Match Perfection Foundation. 

5. Favourite clothing item?

A dress! I love them, you can dress them up or down and they're sooooo pretty.

6. Favourite accessory item? 

Scarves, I feel like the tie an outfit up together so easily.

7. Favourite colour?

Yellow. Sort of childish but I think it's quite a happy colour:)

8. Favourite thing about blogging?

I love being able to express my self and connecting 
with other bloggers.

9. Best beauty tip?

"Imperfection is Beautiful"...okay I guess it's more of a quote:).

10. Which blogger(s) do you admire/look to for inspiration?

I absolutely admire Olivia from 'What Olivia Did', her blog is so classy and stylish.

11. Blush or bronzer?

Bronzer. I've only recently started using it but having quite a pink tone to my skin I don't really need blush and bronzer can work wonders for contouring(when done right).

11 Random Facts
1. I do not have a middle name.
2. I'm obsessed with performing and Musicals.
3. I would LOVE to travel the world.
4. I'm 14 years old.
5. I live in Wales in the UK.
6. I have a gazilion pets(dogs, fish, chickens, budgies, rabbits,a pig and lots of bees!)
7. My favourite season is Autumn.
8. I looove pizza(unless it's too tomatoey).
9. I could eat chocolate all day.
10. My favourite Disney princess is Ariel.
11. I am a complete nerd who joins in with countdown and hassles people to play cards with me.

11 Questions
1. Where does your blogging inspiration come from?
2. What is your favourite quote?
3. Gold or silver?
4. Favourite season?
5. What is your plan for a zombie apocalypse?
6. If you could only shop in one store for the rest of your life what would it be?
7. What is the one thing you cannot live without?
8. Where is your dream holiday?
9. If you were stuck on a desert island, what three things would you take?
10. If you were a superhero what would you wear?
11. What is your favourite book?

My Nominees

Thanks for reading,

Monday, 25 August 2014

#TeenBlogSeries Post 1: 10 Facts About Me

Teen Bloggers Anouska Millar and Beth have decided to start a project called #TeenBlogSeries. Its aim is to bring together lots of the teens/young adults in the blogging community. For the next ten consecutive weeks, over 80 bloggers will be writing every Monday at 6:30pm about many different things, all beauty, lifestyle or fashion related. You can view everyones posts by going to the hashtag on twitter "TeenBlogSeries". If you would like to supply products for the giveaway, get involved, or have any questions, please email: 

Hello lovelies!
Today I'm starting the #TeenBlogSeries run by Anouska and Beth where 80+ of us aged 13-21 years old will be posting different posts every week on the same topic. We will be posting every Monday at 6:30pm and sharing on Twitter.
This week's post is '10 Facts About Me', as you could probably tell by the title, and is a bit of a 'Get to Know Me' post.

1. I love reading (so much so that the local librarians know my name!) and I also once read 100 books in a month to raise money for charity!
2. I love music! I used to play the guitar and piano but quit both and have recently started the piano again.
3. I also love performing and I've been dancing since I was two years old.
4. I have performed in Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End in London.
5. I have danced in Pineapple Studios (also in London).
6. I know three languages and am fluent in two! Okay, so I speak English and Welsh and like to think I know French... 
7. I've never been on an aeroplane but I did go on a ferry to France when I was three years old.
8. My dream holiday would be a trip to Paris and a day at Disneyland.
 9. My favourite Disney character is Stitch! He's sooo cuteeeeeee
10. I love swimming; I used to do it competitively but stopped and haven't been at all in ages.

Thanks for reading,

P.S. write your favourite fact about you in the comments!

Monday, 4 August 2014

Nutella Cookies Recipe UK(Metric)

Hello lovelies!
Today I'm going to show you how to make Nutella cookies! Yes, you read right NUTELLA COOKIES! As, you can tell I'm pretty excited...

Have you ever been looking for a recipe but everyone that comes up is in 'cups' or something you don't use? Well, that's what happened to me so I decided to make my own recipe and share it with you guys!


1. First, measure out all the ingredients and preheat the oven to 170°c/ Gas Mark 3/ 325°F.

2.Heat up the Nutella in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.

3.Put the flour and cocoa powder in a bowl together,

4. Cream the butter and sugars together in another bowl (I used an electric hand whisk).

5. Add the Nutella and anything else you wish(e.g. chocolate chips).

6. Add the egg.

7. Add in the rest of the dry ingredients(flour and cocoa)

8. Grease a baking tray and line with greaseproof paper, round mixture into balls and spread out across the tray. 
9. Bake in the oven for 18 minutes. Once ready leave to cool on rack.

10. Enjoy!!!

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 3 August 2014

My Week In Pictures: Elephants, Ice Cream and The Tardis

So, as a part of  my new and improved blog schedule I've decided to add in a post at the end of every week showing you what I've done the week. This might not carry on after the summer holidays are up though because 5 days of school every week doesn't usually leave much time for a lot of picture taking throughout each week. But, whilst it is summer I do have quite a few to show you!

Top left: Ice Cream Sundae at Table Table before paddling pool.
Top centre: Selfie with friend after sleepover.
Top right: Dalek at BBC Studios.
Middle left: ITV studios and Coronation Street.
Middle centre: The TARDIS!!!
Middle right: ITV and BBC studios in Manchester.
Bottom Left: Ice Cream selection at the zoo.
Bottom centre: Wristbands to get into Sam And Mark's Sports Showdown!
Bottom right: Two of the cutest elephants everrrrrr

Thanks for reading,

P.S. Did you like this type of post?
P.P.S. How's your summer so far?(comment below)

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Where I've Been-Catch Up + Photography

Hello everyone! 
So up until today I hadn't posted for months and even my last posts had not been frequent at all. I feel so behind on my blog and really need to change. I know, I've said this many times before but seriously from now on all my posts will be scheduled and regular so it's not just posts coming in random dribs and drabs. The genre of my blog may be changing a little though as I'd quite like it to be more of a lifestyle/fashion blog. But, it won't just be changing straight away and I'll probably still do some reviews when I'm raving about something in particular. Instead, I'm just going to be writing what's on my mind or what I think you'd be interested in reading. 

I don't completely have a reason for why I've not been updating other than me being so unorganised and at the end of the school year I always end up doing work last minute and therefore not having much extra time to blog and such. 

But, I have been getting very interested in photography lately(well I've always been, but the interest has grown significantly after getting a new camera) so I thought I could show you some of my best shots so far as a make up from being gone so long. So here you go:

My personal favourite, a picture of a bird I found on a day out at the zoo.
Zoo again, a cute meerkat staring straight at the camera

The zoo yet again, I'm not quite sure what it is but despite it being summer I think the picture actually looks quite wintery?

Great lighting, a brown butterfly from Pili Palas(a butterfly house, and more)

Quite a quirky picture of some reflective sunglasses I found on a trip to a lake
Thanks for reading,

Rinmel London Match Perfection Foundation

So today I'm doing a review on the Rinmel London Match Perfection liquid perfection. To start off I'm just going to admit that the sole reason I bought this was that I found it in Bodycare for just £4.99 and I thought that was a great deal!(RRP is £6.99)
{I do not own or have rights to this picture}
I bought it in the shade 100 Ivory and it is probably the best fit shade I've ever had in a foundation! The foundation glides onto my skin really nicely and it smells amazing. The only problem you might have is that quite a lot comes out in one pump I found so be careful! This foundation has SPF 18 in it so it will be handy in the upcoming warmer months when you need some protection from the sun.

The description on the bottle says "Traceless coverage foundation with Advanced Smart-Tone technology for perfectly flawless skin under any light. Enhanced with Sapphire Radiance for an illuminating glow. Lasts all day." I definitely agree with the first part as it blends in great and still gives you the perfect amount of coverage to make your skin look nice and smooth. I believe the Sapphire Radiance is to brighten your face up and it does this well unlike the Wake Me Up foundation which a lot of people find to "glittery" to wear in the duller weather(though I honestly think that it is a great foundation otherwise). This one manages to give your face a natural brightened look that you could pull off whatever the weather. But, I do find that it doesn't quite last all day for me so touch-ups are needed if your concerned about that.

I like the bottle of this product as I find it looks very sleek and elegant(did I really just call I bottle elegant? hmm haha). The lid to this is made from quite a firm plastic and doesn't feel like those see-through ones which crack in half and leak all over your make-up bag. At the top of the lid it has Rinmel's signature crown logo and inside it also has grips to keep it in place(another life-saver!). The bottle is quite tall in comparison to some others I had around which I thought was interesting as all three I had in line were 30ml/ 1fl oz. Although this probably is just all to do with different shapes and widths of the bottles.

Thanks for reading,

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Mini Haul: Mini Egg Nails&Crochet Shorts.

Hello all! Long time no see(again!) but hopefully from now one I'll be posting more regularly. Today I have my second haul, I think my last one was in December so it's about time! After a lovely day watching the Muppets Most Wanted then having a look around the shops followed by a yummy hot chocolate I thought a great way to end to the day to do some blogging.

Collection Lasting Pefection Foundation- £3.99 +Boots UK 
First up is the Collection Lasting Perfection Liquid Foundation, I ended up buying the powder as well and a concealer from the same brand. I first heard about it from someone who said its the only brand they can find 'the right shade in, though I have to say there wasn't that much choice in shades at the shop I was in. It claims to last 16 hours(!!!) which is quite a lot to be claiming in my opinion, so I'm hoping it lives up to expectations as that would be great.

Collection Lasting Perfection Powder-£3.99@Boots
Next is the powder, which is also claiming to last up to 16 hours, it comes with a sponge and mirror underneath which is handy. But, I feel like it may be a bit of a pain to keep flicking it to get the powder whilst looking what you're doing maybe?

Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer-£3.99@Boots 
Okay so I'm not sure I can even type conceal(don't feel)er without bursting into Let it Go but here we go. I bought this as it reminds me of the Maybeline LumiTouch which I'm currently using. It has the same brush and twist end but was considerably less in price.

Models Own Nail Polish-£55.00@Boots
YAYYYYY! So this is probably my favourite out of the whole entire haul! Its basically a nail varnish which looks like mini eggs(yum) they have it in four other colours I think and its just so cute I cannot contain my excitement! I bought it in 'Dove' today(tempted as I was to get them all) and it's already on my nails. It's pink with black speckles and it literally looks like Mini Eggs.

Cami Top-£5.99@New Look
Okay so at the moment I have a slight obsession with camis(okay so I have three but still) and despite the somewhat gloomy weather I have been wearing them with cardigans. I wanted something a little plain so I could pair it with lots of stuff and the straps just add a little extra to it.

Crochet Shorts-£14.99@New Look
I lovelovelove these shorts, they just make me think of summer when I look at them! They are so comfy and I can not wait to wear them. I've got my fingers crossed that they'll come out with some cream ones too.

Couple of extra pictures from today as well:)
Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Inside Beauty


So today I'm going to be talking about the beauty that's inside and some other things that have been bothering me. Today, I found out that Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington had had a nose job after being taunted for years about her looks. She once admitted “Every day I look in the mirror and go, ‘God, I'm not pretty. I've got a very big nose’. Personally, I think it's horrible that even after winning four Olympic medals and being Britain's most successful swimmer people still feel the need to talk about her looks rather than everything she has achieved. I mean, and this qualifies for everyone, any perfections that we do have, we tend to know. We see ourselves in the mirror everyday and DON'T need other people to point them out to us. Honestly, I think she's beautiful. But, other people feel like they need to tell her she has a big nose, she's ugly, or even make a pathetic joke about her weight. Throughout 'I'm a Celebrity' last year she seemed so lovely and after all she's been through already why would you waste your time making fun of her?
Rebecca at Sony Radio Academy Awards 2013(I do not own the picture)
In 2008, Frankie Boyle caused disgrace on BBC2's 'Mock of the Week'. Yes, I understand that the point of the show is to 'Mock'(well, I haven't actually watched it) but to say "She looks like someone who’s looking at themselves in the back of a spoon.” and “The thing that nobody ­really said about Rebecca Adlington is that she looks pretty weird.'' is outrageous. Being famous, he must be looked up to and it's horrible to think someone saying things like that could be a role model to someone. Younger people could be watching him and thinking that that's what they need to say to be funny. Surely, being a comedian(a very controversial one indeed) he should be able to be funny without being offensive?

Anyway, I think that everyone is beautiful but that it only matters what's on the inside. Nobody deserves to be judged simply for their looks, if you're a good person then that should be all that matters. 

Thanks for reading,

Monday, 10 February 2014

Sample Review: L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil

Hello everyone! Today I'm reviewing a sample I got from Marie Claire magazine.
It is the L'oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil
This is what it said on the little pouch:

From this, I wasn't quite sure how much to use as I couldn't really reuse it, yet I couldn't see why they'd put more than enough for once in a sample (I'm guessing the instructions were for the normal bottle). And well, '2 precious drops' isn't really a global measurement last time I checked?

In the end, I used all of it but focused more on the ends of my hair as I came to the end of the packet to avoid greasy hair (just in case). I used it after washing my hair and then let it air dry.

Wow. I was a little nervous that I might have to rewash it out, but its made a noticeably good difference in texture! My hair feels really smooth and for ages I couldn't stop running my fingers through it.

This is what my hair looked like after using it, though I don't think the pictures do the product justice.
After using this I am definitely considering purchasing the full size version of it. (Which is £8.49 at Boots)

(excuse my pajamas)

P.S because you're worth it ;)
Thanks for reading,