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: anouskateenblogger@googlemail.com 

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,