Sunday, 15 February 2015

"What do you want to be when you're older?..."



This post has been on my list for months but I've never posted it because it's more of a personal post but I am sure I am not the only person in the world who has/is feeling like this!

I'm currently doing my GCSEs at school; I've suddenly had a massive wake up call that in a couple of years I'm going to be entering the 'real world' (as all adults call it). I feel like there is only a couple of years left of the childhood quote that everyone and their mother has used "When I'm older I want to be..." Soon my routine I've been use to since I was 4 will be coming to an end; wake up, go to school... and a whole new one will be created.

"What do you want to be when you are older?" A question that is asked to you all through out of your childhood. I've had a few ideas over the years; a princess, then a vet, then a teacher, they all got more realistic. The truth is at this moment of time I have no idea. I am the only one out of my friends who doesn't know what they want to be - I feel like that puts more pressure on me to pick a career path I would like to go down. I have a slight outline of what I want to do but they could lead to hundreds of possibilities - 1 Travel the world 2. Meet loads of new people 3. Not be stuck in the same office seat everyday working from 9-5. I'm currently not even sure whether or not I should go to university. I can only see it as I will be in thousands of pounds in debt, and what if that wasn't even the right course for me. Scary!

The other week one of my teachers said to my class "these letters are going to be wrote on every job application for the rest of my life." It kind of freaked me out at the time but it's a hundred percent true.

Are any of you in the same position as me?

Saturday, 17 January 2015

maggs london makeup bag | review


Hannah Maggs Makeup bag Review Maggs of London

Hannah Maggs Makeup bag Review Maggs of London
Maggs London - Serendipity 

I have been watching Hannah for about a year and a half now and has easily become one of my favourite YouTuber's. Last Year Hannah released a range of handmade makeup bags. Ever since she launched them they have been on my wishlist. I had been holding off buying one (for some strange reason), but just before Christmas I caved and brought one. I have never found the 'perfect' makeup bag before but I think I may of now! 

I love the fact that every bag has it's own meaning and message, you can tell a lot of thought has gone into them. I opted for "Serendipity" after a long decien. I love how cute and dainty this bag was with the little, pink, flowers. Each bag is handmade to a very high standard with Liberty London fabric, a quilted effect, a waterproof, white lining and a inside, invisible zip. They are perfect size too as they fit in all my daily makeup and a couple of Real Techniques brushes.  Its not too big or small either to fit inside my handbag. 

Yes, they are £25 but if you take into consideration everything they are totally worth it. I also support it as they are 100% british with them being made in London with Liberty London fabric. 

When I got the parcel I was so excited and couldn't wait to open it! It came all beautifully wrapped in brown paper and string, with a handwritten tag, wishing me a Merry Christmas. If you watch her vlogs you will know how much time and effort she spends wrapping each one with Stef. I loved all of the little details such as a card I got saying 'Work hard, stay humble' which is a great quote to live by. 

I have to admit I wouldn't normally pay that much for a makeup bag but these are just stunning. They are such good quality, I have a feeling that I'm going to keep mine for a very long time.  They would make the perfect gift for someone. I know that they do sell out very quickly because there is such high demand for them but Hannah does keep adding new and unique designs. www.maggslondon.co.uk

The meaning of my bag "This bag is dedicated to all that lies ahead. All the experiences that we're yet to encounter, all the incredible moments that are distilled in time, lying in wait. Although I often write about the importance of living in the moment I also feel that we should also try to be excited about the our future.We all know the flutter of elation we feel of an impending holiday but that holiday is just a tiny fragment of the experiences we'll eventually encounter. The future may be something uncertain and uncertainly often flirts heavily with fear but be that as it may change is inevitable to its far greater to embrace it than try to deny it. As William Shakespeare once said 'It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves'. So this bag is dedicated to your future and all the incredible moments that it contains." 
What makes the perfect makeup bag for you? 

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

14 favourites from 2014

Nike free run Tanya Burr Lipstick Canon 50mm lens Naked 2 basics Topshop black jeans Lipgloss

001. Nike Free Runs 
This might sound weird but I think these actually got me back into fitness, after I brought them I just wanted to wear them all the time and workout. They are super comfy and are incredibly light and bouncy!  Nike free runs are now my favourite trainers ever!

002. Topshop Black skinny Jeans
I only bought these last January but since buying them I have never taken them off. I honestly don't know why I didn't buy them sooner or how I've lived without them. I spent ages finding the perfect ones but eventually I caved on the Topshop ones; they are tight at the ankle (I hate it when there not), Stretchy and perfect sized pockets.

003. Urban Decay Basics 2 Pallet
I brought this only in October but I have used it nearly everyday, I also wrote a short review on it here

004. Canon 50mm Lens 
This is my first lens other than the not so good kit lens, I never knew a change of lens could make such a difference. The only downside is that you have to stand so far away from the subject but I can get use to that.

005. Tanya Burr Lipgloss 
This year Tanya launched her makeup line, Tanya has come so incredibly far this year. I love these lipglosses so much and since writing a post all about them here I have purchased more.

006. The Fault In Our Stars 
I think everyone and their Mothers have seen this film or read the book. I went to see the film on the first day it was out and I have to admit I think it's the first time I've cried in the Cinema. Of course I read the book (and may be liked it a little bit more than the film), John Green is such a great writer.

007. Bioderma Micellar Water
Everyone who you speak to has tried this, I love it so much because a couple of drops on a cotton wool pad can remove my makeup from the day, I find that it's really good at removing eye makeup. Its so gentle on your skin too and your fresh feels fresh after you've used it. I need to buy another bottle soon.

008. James Bay
I first discovered him on Radio 1, I've since downloaded all his EP's. I love 'Hold back the river' and 'Let it go' (no not the Frozen one). I have a feeling he's going to be massive in 2015 and he's releasing an album **excited**!!

009. Tangle Teezer
I can't live without this hairbrush! I use it everyday on either wet or dry hair. It brushes through my hair so easily and removes all the knots without tugging at my hair.

010. Collection lasting perfection concealer  
This is always my go to concealer, I also think every other blogger loves it too! It's great for covering spots and dark circles, I use it everyday without a doubt. I have repurchased it so many times and I won't break my bank as it's only £4.19!

011. Shazam app
I love this app so much! If i'm in a shop, watching tv, listening to the radio and I really like a song I'll get my Shamaz out and find it! I love it because its so quick and will remember all the songs you've Shazamed. I don't know how I've survived without it.

Hannah Maggs Grayson Rosie MsRosieBea JessWho Jess Berry Jess Who

012. JessWho - Blog
Has one of the most amazing blogs and she is not recognised enough. I love her style so much! I don't know what else to say other than Follow Her!

013. MsRosieBea - YouTube 
I found Rosie from DailyMix Beauty Bootcamp and have watched all her videos since. I love all her makeup looks and outfits. Doesn't she have the most amazing hair? Very jealous!

014. Hannah Maggs - Blog // YouTube 
I discovered Hannah after Zoe tweeted about her in the beginning of the year. Every Sunday I wait for her daily vlog #sundaynightwiththemichalaks Stef need an award for his editing, it's amazing and he spends so much time on it. Oh and how can I forget Grayson, isn't he the cutest baby ever?!

** I was really hard to pick my favourite bloggers/vloggers


What was your favourite product of 2014? 


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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Hello 2015


Happy New Year! I can't believe that we're officially in 2015! 2014 has been a great year, personally I feel like 2014 was the year where I've finally started to find myself. I can't believe how quickly it went by, seems like on the other day I was writing a list of what I wanted to achieve in 2014. Let's hope 2015 can only be even better!

WHAT I'VE ACHIEVED IN 2014:
Blogging: This year I started blogging! I did have a blog a couple of years ago but that doesn't count. I have really enjoyed blogging and being welcomed into the lovely blogging community. Time for the soppy bit - I would just like to say Thank You for every follow, like and comment. You don't know how grateful I am and how happy it makes me. 

WHAT I WANT TO ACHIEVE IN 2015: 
I feel writing them on here and publishing them to the world they can help me achieve them and whenever I've lost my motivation and can come back to this post. 

Blogging 
one. Post twice a week 
I have created a plan of which days I'm going to write and upload. I've decided for every Monday and Friday, I figured twice a week is easy for me to stick too. I have also brought a Personal Planner this year (which I love!) hopefully it will help me become more organised with my life. From that also includes being more organised and not wasting time. I mean scrolling through Twitter and Pinterest for several hours... 

two. continue to enjoy blogging 
I'm definitely going to try my hardest to keep blogging during 2015 and hopefully many more years to come.

Personal 
one. Create a skincare routine and stick to it & have more no makeup days
I want to create a simple routine and stick to it every morning and night. Currently I don't stick to something and I have too many products which makes my skin worse. If you have any recommendations of good products please let me know. I would love to clear my acne this year. I want to have more no makeup days this comes from a great skincare routine. I need to care less about it and stop worrying, somedays i'll just look in the mirror and be so upset with my skin. 

two. Take more pictures
This also includes using my camera to it's full capability, I kind of get the basics but it takes me along time to get the right setting. I do have to admit one you take it off 'M' the quality is so much better. Everywhere I go I'm going to try and take a photo as it's such a wonderful way to create memories. 

three. Become more healthier
Yes, the one everyone has. During the summer I began to workout and eat healthier and surprisingly I really enjoyed it however during the cold nights and festive period I lost my motivation and maybe put back on the couple of pounds I lost. I'm not trying to become a VS model but I would just like to look in the mirror and be happy. Under the category of 'healthier' includes: drinking more water (I set this as one of my summer goals, I feel I'm getting better), becoming more flexible, I'm going to try more Yoga as currently I can't touch my toe's, become stronger mentally and physically and finally getting more sleep during the holidays I've been up until the following day, achieving this will make all the above easier . 

This has actually ended up being a very personal post. 
I wish you all a wonderful 2015!


What's your New Years resolution? 


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