The Liebster Award

Hey guys!


I hope you all had a really good Christmas, there will be a what I got for Christmas post coming soon! Come back for that! But today I am very excited to be doing this post.

I was very kindly nominated by Vanessa @ I Write About You. I wasn't very familiar with this award , but, it's an award for bloggers with 200 or less than 200 followers on their blog. This helps their readers know more about the blogger and for the blogger to get more followers. It's a win win! There are a few rules which are:

  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you
  • State 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you
  • Nominate 5-10 bloggers with 200 or less followers
  • Give those nominated 11 new questions
Ok, so 11 facts about me!
1. My favourite colour is blue
3. I hate my hair
4. One Direction are my WORST nightmare
5. I prefer old music, can't stand the majority of modern music - to me it all sounds the same
6. Suede are my favourite band EVER! YouTube them!
7. Merlin is my favourite TV show!!!
8. I've met the knights from Merlin, one of the best things ever!
9. I'm not soppy at all
10. I'm an incredibly sarcastic person! 
11. I'm a complete spelling, punctuation and grammar nerd. I correct everyone, regardless of who they are...

I nominate....


Now for the Questions

1. What inspires you to blog?
Probably my love for fashion, beauty and writing. I've always loved those things and then when I started reading beauty blogs I thought it combines all the things I love so thought I'd give it a go!


2. Who is your inspiration?

Hmmm, a lot of other Youtubers and bloggers, I was really into all of that just before I began this blog. 


3. Can you speak another language?
I can speak quite a bit of Spanish. I used to speak French and I knew a bit of German and Italian. 


4. Is there a principle/rule you live your life by?

Oooh, I think I try to live my life by don't let anything hold you back. 


5. What is your weakness?
My weakness I would say can be sense of humour. I have quite a sarcastic sense of humour so sometimes I say things that can come out as quite harsh, but I NEVER mean it. 


6. Besides blogging, what do you to with your spare time?

I read, I'm a geek. 


7. What is your biggest achievement?

I haven't really had any major achievements in my life yet but I think in year 6 when I went on a leavers trip with my year. It was an adventure holiday and I suprised myself at what I was capable of doing, abseiling off a 40ft wall, tight rope walking, quad biking, leap of faith.  I'm not amazing with heights so I was quite proud of myself when I came back. 


8. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
AUSTRALIA!!! It looks amazing!!


9. What is your dream job?
To be a journalist or to work in a publishing house. 


10. What is currently your favourite song?

I have so many, I'd say my favourite at the moment is Suede, Beautiful Ones. I saw this live and the song just brings back memories. 


11. Any regrets?

I don't think so, not yet anyway...

My Questions

1. How long have you been blogging?
2. What's your favourite thing about blogging?
3. Do you have any pet peeves?
4. Favourite Food?
5. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
6. What's one of your best memories?
7. Favourite song ever?
8. What's your favourite colour?
9. Why did you start a blog?
10. What's your favourite quote?
11. Hopes for 2014? 

What I got for Christmas!

Hellooo! 

Christmas is over! :( Sorry this post is quite late but better late than ever. I thought that today I'd show you all of the lovely gifts that I received. Just to point out, I am in no way trying to brag, I love this kind of post so I thought I'd show you! Hope you enjoy!


First lot of stuff is the beauty items! I got the Soap & Glory 'The Yule Monty' set, which is incredible expect to see reviews on some of the stuff coming soon! I got a Lip Smacker set. They all smell yummy and the taste of them is delicious! I got another pot of my Body Shop moisturizer. I got the 'Samy Fat Hair' thickening shampoo which I tried today - expect a review soon. I then got 2 things from Anatomicals, I got the 'Zap, zap, zap, gets that chap, spot stick which I'm really liking. I then got the lipgloss in milkshake flavour which tastes good! And lastly I got a mirror with my name on, this will probably be going into a bag. 


For clothes I got some high waisted shorts from New Look and the blue fluffy jumper. The burgandy tights next to them are also New Look. From George @ Asda I got the teal jumper. And from F&F I got the grey jumper. I'm planning to wear that as a dress with thick tights though. And lastly I got some birdy pyjama's also from New Look. 


Lastly for other random bits and pieces, I got a new backpack for school as my last one the strap broke off and is currently sewed on, I love this one, it's really spacious. I got another bag from Primark with a face on it. I got Scent of Magic by Maria V Snyder, I can't wait to read this. I loved the first book and this is the 2nd! And lastly I got a cake pop making kit which I can't wait to try out. I also got the Great Bake decorating kit which looks amazing but it's not in the photo. I forgot to include it!

And finally, my main present was this!!!!
 A SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 3, 7INCH!!! I love it!!

That's what I got for Christmas, I'm incredibly happy with what I got and am very grateful! Hope you enjoyed this post!

What did you get for Christmas?

OOTD - Christmas Day

Hello everyone!

Long time no post!

I hope you've had an amazing Christmas and that Santa was very good to you. 

Red Top: New Look (now reduced)
Cream Jumper: Not Available Online
Skirt: New Look (now reduced)
Tights: Not Available Online

I got everything here for Christmas, except for the tights, I love this outfit! It's just really cute and I love it!

Toni and Guy Hair Waver



Hey guys! 

Today I am back with a review of the toni and guy hair waver I got for christmas and oh my gosh I absolutely love it!!

The waver looks quite strange when you first take it out the box, but once you get the hang of it, it's amazing!

I tend to use this on quite a low heat setting but I find that it lasts for quite a while even on my thin hair.

The waver creates quite a natural wave which I really like and it's quite flattering. I was worried that this was going to fry my hair but thankfully it hasn't and it is still in pretty good condition.

I seriously love this and cannot recommend it enough. I really think you should try it, it's really worth it in my opinion. It hasn't left my hair since Christmas! 

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! 

Christmas Eve Outfit

Christmas Eve Outfit



Christmas sweater, £19 / Red legging, £25 / Black fairisle knit slipper boots, £18

Hey guys!

I have finally worked out how to use Polyvore in conjunction to Blogger and have created this incredibly festive outfit. Personally, I would wear this on Xmas Eve to slouch around the house in - it would get me in the Christmas spirit!


Today, I am wearing something extremely similar! Hope you have a fandabedozie Christmas!




Life/ Christmas Update

Hey everyone!

I hope you are all well! I am SERIOUSLY excited because... it's only 3 days, 8 hours, 34 minutes and 37 seconds, 36, 35, 34, ok you get the idea till CHRISTMAS! But today I thought that I would a do a small life update/ what I'm doing for Christmas!

Yesterday, I broke up from school for Christmas and the best part is that I don't have any homework! I haven't had that for 3 years, I can have a nice, long rest! YAY! 

For Christmas my nan and uncle are coming round for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day which should be good. I can't wait for Christmas!!!

Anyway, that's it for my quick life/ Christmas life update! 

What's been happening in your life recently? What are you doing for Christmas?

What's on my Face? #1

Hello!

I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted on here!! Eeek! Sorry! Anyway, here's a post to make up for it! :)

Well, yesterday (which was actually last week) I went out on a Saturday! Woah, I'm such a party animal and I thought I'd show what I wore on my face! Just 'cause I thought y'know, you might be interested.

Well, on my eyes I wore the Fabulous Gel Eyeliner from Miss Sporty, I know I gave this a bad review a couple of posts back, but, it's not as bad as I thought. You do have to pack quite a bit onto a brush to get a decent colour pay off but I can work with it and seen as it's the only gel eyeliner I have I'm gonna have to. I then used my ridiculously long named mascara, also by Miss Sporty. And finally lined my bottom waterline with the ColourTrend eyeliner in Black Attract. 


On my face I put the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer under my eyes. Over that I put a sample YSL foundation on. I do this because the Collection concealer is too orange for my face so this just stops me looking orange. I then covered up some blemishes with my Rimmel Stay Matte foundation. Then finally I powdered with my Miss Sporty powder. 


On my lips I put the Calvin Klein delicious luxury lipstick on. This is the shade Cosmopolitan. I put this on rather sparingly as it's very pigmented and finally I put the L'Oreal Glam Shine Miss Candy lipgloss on in Bubble Pink. 

And finally, we have the finished look! Hope you like it! ;)

Very typical blogger pose! ;)

Christmas Gift Guide: Under £10

Christmas Gift Guide: Under £10


Hey Guys!


Today I thought I would do a super quick Christmas gift guide for under £10!

Soap and Glory do loads of great sets and this is the Bright and Bubbly set, this £10 and includes 4 minis: Clean On Me shower gel, The Righteous Butter, Scrub of Your Life and Handfood! What a great set?! I'd love to receive this! - link

Next is this super cute Barry M nail polish set, it contains 3 festive glitters; a red, a black and white. - link

Next is the Golden Wonder bath bomb from Lush, I think this is about £3.50 and it would be a nice stocking filler or a present for someone you don't know that well. - link Also from Lush, the cupcake face mask. I think it smells of chocolate and it supposed to be good for spotty skin. - link

The last 2 things are from Prezzy Box which have some SERIOUSLY cool stuff, but I picked out this cute little shower cap and sponge with body wash that look like toast and jam - it looks so good. I think this would be perfect for someone who likes quite quirky things. Toast and Jam link. Shower cap - link

I really like all of this and personally would be incredibly happy to receive any of this stuff! :))



New Hair!!

Just a super duper quick post to say I've had my hair done! What do ya think? I personally love it! It looks much more alive! 

Please excuse the weird pose/face, but this photo shows the hair best! ;)

Review: Freederm Gel

Hello guys!

Today I am going to be raving to you about this wonder product that has seriously helped by spotty, teenage skin - darn those teenage hormones!!

Since the end of September I seemed to be getting growths coming out of my face, bit gross, but this has practically diminished those! I've been using it since late September and have noticed a huge difference in my skin! 

Every time I feel a spot coming on I put this on overnight and by the next morning any traces of that spot are practically gone. 

It comes out in a translucent gel and it works by drying up the spot. In the morning it does make the skin look flaky and dry but this is actually the remainder of the gel so you can just wash it off.

The reason it works is because of the active ingredient nicotinamide which is 4% of it. If you prefer to get rid of spots naturally then don't try this, but for me, I don't care how I get rid of a spot as long as it works!

If the spot hasn't gone in one night keep applying it until it's gone, I've had some monster pimples and within 2 days there has been barely any traces of it left!

I love this stuff and think I will continue to repurchase, it does the job and it just works - love, love, love!

Available here

PS: Is there anything you would like to see related to Christmas??



Review: Miss Sporty Gel Eyeliner

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Hello guys!

Today I'm here to review a disappointing product namely the 'Fabulous Gel Eyeliner + Highlighter' from Miss Sporty. I won this in a Halloween Hamper and I'm glad I didn't pay for it!

As you can see from the barely there swatches the pigment practically doesn't exist. The highlight shade is ok, but the black is a washed out grey. Not impressed at all. 

Overall, I just wouldn't recommend this, there's no pigment at all. I hate doing negative reviews but it has to be done - there are some dud products out there. 

Oh and a complete tangent, what Christmas blog posts would you like to see??




Lush: Cinders Bath Bomb

Helloooo!

Sorry I have been rather absent recently but I have just had so much homework! :( Anyway, that is not the purpose of this blog post, the purpose is to tell you about this amazing smelling bath bomb goodness from Lush!

This is from the Christmas range of products and it smells, OMG, amazing! It's really cinnamony, and it's quite spicy but it just smells of Christmas! It just makes you feel all warm and Christmassy when you smell it. It made my whole bathroom smell and when it was in my room it just smelt of cinnamon. It smelt good I can assure you.

When you place this bath bomb into the bath it fizzes up, releases a nice smell and turns your bath water a pee colour, not the nicest colour ever, but oh well, I can live with it.

I don't really think this does much to your skin but I did think that it moisturised your skin ever so slightly. Not massively but still a small difference. 

To be honest, I think I would buy this again for the smell alone! It's just so darn good and yes I think I would repurchase!
Available here



Wishlist #2

Hey Guys!
I thought I'd show you the stuff that I have been lusting after recently! I actually found another backpack that I like more but, I made this and then saw it. 

I have a Boots voucher so the Rimmel stuff may be making their way to my house soon...

I'm really interested in the new MUA Velvet Lip Lacquers and the Intense Kisses. 

Thanks for reading!




Birthday Shopping!!

Hi Guys!

As you probably know, it was my birthday recently. The week after I went shopping with my mum and aunt. And we shopped till we dropped - literally! I swear I walked miles! Anyway onto what I bought. This has now been collected over the past month! I have done some serious shopping! Be prepared for a photo heavy post!

I needed a new coat so that was what I was specifically going out to get. I got a bit sidetracked but did get a coat. It was from Matalan and was £24, it reminds me of the coat in Primark. It looks very similar. It's seriously warm in this coat, so this will be kept for the colder weather, I love the pleather sleeves and the little sequin detail looks so cute.
Khaki Coat - Matalan


My aunt actually bought this for me for my birthday and I thought I'd include it in this post. It's a wine coloured skater dress. It has lace detail and it seems like a really thick material - I can't wait to wear this!


Then whilst I was in Matalan I saw this jumpsuit, tried it on and it was love! It looked so nice ( I wore it that evening)! It's a gorgeous bright blue, and I think it looks really rocky but still quite girly. I can't wait to wear this to party's as I think it will look really nice with a smoky eye for the party season and new year! 


Another thing from Matalan was this fake leather skater skirt!! I love this! It's so edgy and I just think it would look so cool at parties!
http://www.matalan.co.uk/product/detail/s2546042/girls-candy-couture-skater-skirt


From Tammy @ BHS, I picked up these jeans, I needed to return something and these had so much off, that made them a bargainous £5.40! Not bad, eh? I love the colour, they are seriously comfy and I will get lots of wear out of them. :)
Burgundy Jeans - Tammy @ BHS


Sticking with cobalt things, I picked up this cobalt blouse in New Look. It was £4! So an absolute bargain and I love it. I love wearing thin blouses with big woolly jumpers in the winter. I think it looks so cool and is really comfy.
Cobalt Blouse - New Look (not available online)



Another blouse... this was also from New Look and was £5! It looks really nice on, I'm wearing it now actually. It's really comfy, looks really cool and again I'll wear it with woolly jumpers in the winter.
Floral Blouse - New Look (Similar)

Last thing from New Look, I saw this dress. I'd had my eye on it for agessss so when I saw it reduced and in my size! It was fate. I grabbed it and paid! I love this, it's so comfy, looks really nice and I love the print and style of it.
Aztec Skater Dress - New Look


This jumper from H&M, I love! It says like on it, is a gorgeous mint green and I think it will be so cosy and snuggly in the winter.
Jumper - H&M (Not available online)

This was literally my bargain of the month! I saw this exact same skirt from Republic and very nearly bought it! Then  I went into Select and found exactly the same skirt for a fraction of the price! I think this was £4/5 and I can't wait to wear it!



Also from Select I picked up this crop top, I know it's the wrong time of year to be wearing crop tops but this was a bargain and I couldn't say no!
http://www.selectfashion.co.uk/clothing/s038-1401-81_multi.html

I also got this top from Miss Selfridge for my birthday. I love it - it has lace detail on the shoulders, It's a peachy colour and has LA written on it with studs. 
Not Available Online


From Primark I picked up this jumper for £8, I think it's so cosy and will be great just to chuck over a top to keep me nice and toasty in the coming winter months.
Not Available Online


I also bought the infamous super cosy tights. These are super cosy (as the name would suggest) and I can't wait to wear them! My legs will be all cosy in the colder months!
Not Available Online



Also from Primark, I bought these!! I absolutely love them! They are my guilty Christmas purchase. They have snowmen and snowflakes on them and they are just the comfiest, cosiest things EVER! I'm in love!
Not Available Online


 And finally, I got these Christmas slippers, these are so soft and fluffy and they're like walking on clouds! I love them!
Not Available Online




That is it for my mammoth haul! Phew that was a lotta, lotta shopping!!! Anyway hoped you enjoyed reading the MASSIVE haul and now I need to give my purse a break!










I've Done a Guest Post!!

Hello,

Just a really quick post this morning to let you know about the guest post that I have done on this blog! It's my top 10 under £5, so make sure you check it out! :))


Review: 17 Lip Pen - Berry Crush

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Hello guys!

Long time no see! I'm sorry but I've been super duper busy so this is just a quick post!

Today I decided to review this. I have no idea what the colour is but I found it in my local Boots for 50p! Bargain. If I'm honest, I'm not that impressed by it. It does last a SERIOUSLY long time and stays put through eating and drinking. But, it is really drying on the lips and the balm doesn't really do a lot for your lips. 

I do like the colour but I definitely need to wear a balm underneath!

Bye!
Tash

Available here 



What Have I Won? #1

Hello guys!

I am going to be starting a new series called 'What Have I Won?'. This is going to be the posts on any things that I have won. These posts will probably be few and far between as I am very unlucky :( sad times, but I have won something from the makeup brand Miss Sporty!! YAYAYAY! SO here's what I won from them! :))

I won (from left - right) Goth Me Up Top Coat - Goth Me Black, Liquid Eyeliner in Silver Flirt and Extra Black, Fabulous Gel Eyeliner and Highlighter in Black and White, Pencil Eyeliner in Basalt, Lipstick in Extreme Black, Curve it Pump Up Mascara and Duo Eyeshadow in Mavrack Mood.
   



So that's what I won from Miss Sporty, expect plenty of reviews coming your way - some glowing, some not so glowing. :)
Let me know if you like the idea of this series!

Speak to you soon,
Tash
xxx

Birthday Haul (Beauty)

Hellooo everyone!

As some of you may know it was my birthday earlier this month. I had a lovely day and I thought that today I would show you the beauty bits that I got! I did get a fragrance direct order as well, but that's another post...

So here's what I got :))

I love the Body Shop!! I got the Mango Showergel, Mango Body Butter, Satsuma Body Butter and Watermelon Lip Balm! They all smell so good and are amazing!


I got the Avon Clear Skin Pore Penetrating Face Mask, which I am testing, Freederm Gel (for spots), expect to see in a favourites, I love it! And a sample of the REN Gentle Cleansing Milk.


From the Natural Collection I got their duo eyeshadow in 'Frost Shimmer/ Aqua Shimmer', lipstick in 'Cranberry', Shimmer Bricks in 'Sahara Sun' and Lipgloss in 'Fondant'

Lipstick Swatch - Cranberry

Lip Gloss Swatch - Fondant
I can't wait to test all of this out and expect some reviews coming your way in the next coming months!