Wednesday, 29 October 2014

A trip too Plymouth

Firstly I just want to apologize for the lack of posts this month, it's been busy at college with assignments and work placement! On Saturday my family and I went on a 4 hour car journey to Plymouth to visit my cousin in her new home.
We stayed in an old building which once was an army base, it was a modernized apartment with stone walls and fresh interior, located by the harbor with lots of restaurants to choose from!

The Bedroom 
The Bedroom
The living room
The living room

After a mooch around the area we went to visit my cousin, who lives on the outskirts of Cornwall to see her beautiful dog Layla and new home. We went for an AMAZING meal at the local Chinese where I had duck wraps followed by chicken balls. 

The following day we explored more into Plymouth, visiting the harbors, beach and war memorial. 

The last day we ventured around the shops, primark is a win-win, before driving back home. 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Halloween| Grease- Sandy

Hello everyone! Halloween is on it's way in a few week's and I'm sure a lot of you are planning on attending parties or just knocking on doors for sweets! Over the next week I'll be posting a few of my favorite Halloween outfits which are affordable and has items you can wear daily, so money well spent! Today is Sandy from GREASE, so lets go...

Top| H&M £3.99
Jacket| Forever new £66
Leggings| H&M £25
Shoes| £31
Belt| £19

Bronzer| NARS £23
Foundation| Benefit £22
Eyeliner| Sephora £19
Mascara| NARS £15
Lipstick| MAC £16
Eyeshadow| Gio Minerals £48

Friday, 10 October 2014

Mental Health Awareness Day

Today marks the day of ' Mental Health Awareness Day', where people all over the globe help to get the public aware of what some people actually go through, which can be over looked in every day life. Each year the scheme chooses a Mental Health topic to focus on like last year was Mental Health in older adults, this year is Schizophrenia, which affects about 1 in 100 people



  • See and hear things that are not there
  • Appear to act strange by responding to hallucinations 
  • Delusions
  • Muddled thoughts
  • Change in behaviorism 

There are at least 26 million people in the world living with Schizophrenia which means the general public needs to be more aware of how the sufferers are feeling. According to online resources a Schizophrenia episode can last to up to 6 weeks, which means 6 weeks of ill judgment, delusions and detach from reality. Although the causes are unknown, it has been said that it happens through changes of chemicals in the brain and also can be related to stressful experiences or drug abuse. 


Support our work

'Every year, our work changes thousands of lives but we can only make a difference because of the generosity and kindness of people like youWhether you make a single or regular donation, leave a gift in your Will, or set up a tribute fund you will be making a greatly appreciated contribution to continue our vital work. Your donations enable us to carry out research, develop services and campaign against the stigma that surrounds mental health and learning disabilities.'

Become aware of the people surrounding you. Mental Illness isn't a cry for help or has structured reasoning, it's simply a mind battle. Whether it's anxiety, depression or schizophrenia, we as a population should reach a better perspective over our mental health. So help and support the Mental Health Foundation, because you never know, it could be focusing on someone you know. 

Mental Health Foundation Logo

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A//W Fashion Trends

I woke up this morning greated by thick fog and the freezing air, defiantly time to reach for them woollies and coats! Autumn and winter fashion is defiantly my favorite, dark mellow colours, different textures and lets face it, feeling cosy. Here are three outfits that I LOVE, however I've done my research to find more affordable items to recreate this look. If you like this style of blog, be sure to let me know, hope you enjoy!

Casual Chic

I personally love this style of outfit, whether you're wearing it to lunch, shopping or just college it's simple but girly. The colours compliment each other and instantly make me think of Autumn as they are rather dark tones.

Jumper| Newlook £15
Skirt| Newlook £9.99
Bag| Lipsy £69
Boots| PSYCHE £ 109

A Spot of Love

This outfit is seriously cute! Turning something so simple like a spotty skater dress into a chick outfit is right up my street. I love the cute collaring which sits perfectly on the cable knit jumper, because lets face it we all need added warmth anyway in England! 

Dress| House of Fraser £25
Jumper| NELLY £75
Boots| SPERRYTOPS £81 £32
Bag| Topshop £42

Tartan Vibe

Tartan I feel has become increasingly popular and not just the Scottish trade mark, however it's now a fashion staple for many. I adore how this outfit is really simple and black however the pop of red and green adds colour as well as warmth, perfect for them chilly nights out! 

Petty It-girl in Pink | via Tumblr

Coat| Forever new £44
Jeans| HM £25
Scarf| River Island £18
Bag| Zara £50 

Skin Routine
A//W Wish List

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Skin Care Routine

Hello, hope you all are well! Today I'm sharing you my 'skin care routine', because during this time of year, when the weather is cooler, my skin feels and looks blah. Hopefully I'm not the only one! 
So here is my Skin Care Routine. 

1. Firstly using Johnsons facial wipes, remove any makeup from the face using a circular pattern. 

Johnson's Face Care Makeup Wipes

2. Next wet your face with warm water before applying one pump of Neutrogena facial wash. This is great if you have oily skin and large pores as it deep cleans them. Rinse using cold water, this is to close the pores up to stop further dirt creeping in! Pat gently with a clean towel/ flannel, don't rub otherwise it will irritate your skin and cause red blotches. 

Neutrogena Pore & Shine daily wash

3. After that, if you really want to clean out the badness,wet your face where larger pores are, usually on the t-zone. Apply either the face or nose strip from Boire by pulling off the strip from the plastic and place over the troubled area, sticky side facing down. Leave for 10 minutes until the strip is dry, before pulling of gently, must stress GENTLY otherwise it will hurt! These strips are good as they pull out the dirt, literally, from your pores. However only use once in three days! 

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

4. Next apply sudocrem. Sudocrem is really good if you have red blemishes as it helps sooth them using an antiseptic. Apply using either your finger or a clean concealer brush directly onto your blemishes and leave on over night. You'll wake up in the morning with cleaner looking skin! 


5. Your skin can feel dry around the t-zone so I always apply some moisturizer like this one from Avon, around the base of the nose and lips. 

Avon Rich Moisture Cream

Saturday, 4 October 2014

A//W Wish List

Hello! It's defiantly getting cooler outside, so I need to plan some A//W shopping! These are my favorites so far...

Vivienne Westwood Time Machine Black Charm Set Watch
Vivienne Westwood| Time Machine Watch £190

Navy (Blue) Navy Pembridge and Rose Check 2 in 1 Shirt Jumper  | 310177141 | New Look
New Look| Navy Cable Nit Jumper £24.99
Grey (Grey) Dark Grey Check Zip Pocket Slim Leg Trousers  | 318416604 | New Look
New Look| Green and Grey Checked Trousers £19.99
Primark| Two-in-One Grey Jumper and Shirt £12

Black leather-look A line skirt
River Island| High Waisted Leather A-line Skirt £ 25 
Image 1 of Barney's Originals Melton Wool Coat with Shearling Collar
Barneys Original| Leather Trim, Fur Lined Grey Coat  £90 £50 
Image 1 of Ted Baker Stab Stitch Cross Body Bag
Ted Baker| Brown Leather Cross-body Bag £149
Lipsy Wrap Front Bodycon Dress with Belt Detail
Lipsy| Black Wrap Dress  £58
ASOS Tartan Tee
ASOS| Yellow and Green Checked Boxy Top £28
Pieces Chelsea Ankle Boots
Pieces| Black Leather Chelsea Boots £45

Lara Split Side Long Sleeve Turtle Neck Top
Boohoo| Black Split Turtle Neck Top £12
Boohoo| Boyfriend Beanie £3

5 Ways To Be Happy

We all have them days where everything is going wrong and we just want to curl up into a ball and hide. However instead of putting up with defeat why not tackle it by being happy. Here are some ways which personally make me more happier, hope it helps! 

The Right People

Growing up you tend to move around various friendship groups as your personality and outlook on life changes during time. If you are feeling bewildered, insecure and are unable to say you're view without fear of rejection, stand up and move. Move on. I for one use to hang around with people I knew since I was a little girl, by the time I was 13 though, it all changed. I was generally more mature ( big headed, sorry) than them in the respect, they used to talk behind peoples back. Do I really need this? I asked myself, the answer is always no to that situation. I gradually moved to my current friendship group, people I have known since nappies, however their outlook on life is positive, which makes me positive and happy. 

Be Healthy

This might appear as a chore to some, cutting out that take away and putting down the chocolate bar, however it doesn't have to be like that! If you have a diet full of bad sugar and fatty foods it will not only affect your health but also your energy. It has been said that dark chocolate is a great mood boost, as it has a special chemical called anandamide which apparently blocks out the feeling of pain and depression. Also drinking plenty of water to keep you hydrated and glowing throughout the day can not only help clear blemishes of your skin but make you feel happier!

Keep Fit

When I say keep fit I don't mean going on endless runs and hours at the gym. I simply mean doing an activity that suits you. For example, I do Yoga twice a week for 40 minutes each time before I go bed. This is because yoga helps to calm and relax the mind and body through slow movements and meditation. As an extra bonus it helps keep you fit and toned from moving your muscles regularly. Or just going on small walks around your town with your dog or a friend can help release toxins from your body and from the gentle walk you'll feel refreshed. 

Do What You Please

If you're feeling down and you like a soppy film, watch that film! I recommend, Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Bridget Jones, Sunshine on Leith and of course Grease! If you like baking, go and bake some cupcakes and enjoy eating them after! Do whatever your hobby is! I love doing art so I'll normally sit down at my desk, tea by my side, and start sketching away to my hearts content!

Diary Keeping

Honestly, keeping a diary, whether its a daily one or just a page when you need it, can help release any negative thoughts running through you. However not only write out your troubles but make sure you spend plenty of time on the positives, you made a new friend? Write about it. You tried a new hobby? Write about it! That way when you are down you'll be able to look back on the positive pages and think ' I did that' ' That was a good day'. 

Hopefully this helped, I am no doctor or Councillor, just a teenager who wants to help! Leave me blog post suggestions below for beauty/ fashion or further advice, I'd be happy to do it!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Sneak Peak| Makeup Bag

Hello! Today I thought I'd show you a sneak peak into my makeup bag, be warned majority is Rimmel London
 ( no I'm not sponsored). Also this is just items I use daily so in the morning when I'm half a sleep and preparing myself for college I can just whip open my bag and apply my products! 

Rimmel London Lasting finish & Match perfection Foundation | Wake me up concealer
Rimmel London Stay matt powder & natural bronzer
Bourjois Ashes of roses blusher
Rimmel London 170 lipstick| APOCALIPS celestial | YSL lip shimmer
Bourjois volume mascara
Stila in the light eye shadow palette
Ted Baker | OPI Nail varnish 
Ted Baker bag | Eco & Frauclinse brushes