Sorry!

Okay, so I haven’t updated this blog in a while, and to be fair I have definitely missed it. I haven’t been blogging for a few reasons.

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The main reason was that I just wasn’t happy with how my life was going, so I took a break from blogging to change that.  I was very unhappy with what I was doing at uni, eventually dropping out of my honours year and got myself a full time job.

I am now much happier as I have decided to apply and do primary teaching. This is something I have always thought about doing, but decided to go down he science route when I was applying for uni in 6th year, which is something I now regret.

So for now, I am going to get my higher English then apply for a postgraduate degree in primary teaching.

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The main thing is that I am happy and can’t wait to start blogging again for you, but mainly for myself. Thank you for still being here and I hope you are all having a good day and will write soon, I promise!

Photo creds: Minion, Sorry

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Zoella beauty haul

  

As Zoella just brought out a new line of her beauty products, I thought I would pick some up as I have a couple from her previous line and I really enjoyed them! I was really looking forward to the new “Tutti-fruity” line as I love fruity, fresh scents more than floral scents! 

  
  

So I got basically the full line. It consists of

  • The foam sweet foam cleansing shower gel
  • The fresh fizz fragranced bath fizz
  • The scrubbing me softly smoothing body scrub
  • The candy cream softening body lotion
  • The kissy missy lip balm 
  • The let’s spritz! Fragranced body mist 
  • The cosmetic/coin purse 

I cannot wait to give these a go and I’m sure you’ll be seeing some of them in monthly favourites soon! Have you tried any of Zoella’s new range? Let me know in the comments below and I hope you have a great day! 

Summer Nail Polishes!

Painting my nails is one of the things I love.  I hate having bare nails which means I paint my nails once or twice per week!  I have been using the same nail colours on my nails since the beginning of summer, even although there hasn’t been much of a summer in Scotland haha!  Here are the nail polishes!

  
Revlon Colourstay Gel Envy in both Up The Ante and Wild Card – The formula of these polishes is incredible, they stay on for so long and are both beautiful colours.  Up the ante is a gorgeous purple shade where as Wild Card is a lovely blue colour!  These are both new purchases this year and are already a firm favourite!

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in both Pomegranate and Lychee – I have loved the Gelly nail polishes from Barry M since they came out! They just seem to last so long which I love about a nail polish. Pomegranate is a lovely vibrant pinky red and Lychee is a pale nude! These are both perfect colours for summer and have were on my nails last year and have made a reappearance this year! 

Rimmel 60 Second in Oragasm – Okay for just a nail polish this lasts really long on my nails and it dries so quickly! This colour is so bright and summery! This has been on my nails a lot so far this summer already and I can tell I will be wearing it more. 

Rimmel Kate Moss Salon Pro in Mars – this is a lovely deep colour of red that suits my skin tone so well! It isn’t the most long lasting on my nails, but the colour is so worth it. This is one that I can definitely wear all year round, love it!

H&M Nail Polish in Almost There – I didn’t have very high expectations when I picked up this randomly, but I love it so much. The colour is as the name suggests, such a gorgeous nude. It’s perfect for when I want to have something on my nails, but nothing bright or colourful, I just feel so much better with a nude nail polish on. It has definitely become one of my favourite nude polishes ever! 

So those are my favourite summer nail polishes. What are your favourites? Let me know in the comments below and I hope you have a great day! 

Summer Reads

  
I am a big reader, especially during the summer when I am on Summer break from university.  I have Picked a list of 5 books I want to read this summer at some point, although I will most definitely read a lot more than that. So here are the books!

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

  

Description from Goodreads – Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.   Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.  When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the ‘natural wonders’ of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself – a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

I have heard a lot of good things about this book, and it is the kind of book I really like to read.  I love reading contemporary books in the summer and this fits right into that genre.  I have actually already started this book and I am really liking it so far, although I am only 40 pages in.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

  

Description from Goodreads –  It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.  On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?  Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.  Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a stranger? Um…  Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?  Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?

This is again  contemporary summery novel which is why I want to get around to reading it this summer.I wanted to read this last year, but had for too many books on my list that I just didn’t feel like a summery read by the time I got round to it!

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

  

Description from Goodreads – We are the Liars.  We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury.  We are cracked and broken.  A story of love and romance.  A tale of tragedy.  Which are lies?  Which is truth?  You decide.

This is one of those books that I want to know nothing about when I dive into it, and I think that is how the author intends for you to read it as the description is so vague.  I am very excited about this and can see me reading this in one sitting as it is quite a short book.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

  

Description from Goodreads –  Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hat-box her mother gave her.  They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her, these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

I read Jenny Hans “The Summer I Turned Pretty Series” and loved it, so this year this book will be read as I love her writing and again, it’s a contemporary novel.

Winger by Andrew Smith

  

Description from Goodreads – Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old boy at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy.  With the help of his sense of humour, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.  Filled with hand-drawn illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.

I love reading boarding school books, I have no idea why, but they just really entertain me, so when I saw this in Waterstones naturally I picked this up and put it straight on my list of books to be read this summer!

So those are the books I want to read this summer before I go back to university.  What books are you planning on reading this summer? Let me know in the comments below and I hope you have a great day!

Shop My Stash! 

Recently I got new bedroom furniture which meant I had a massive clear out of everything in my room, including my make up! This allowed me to rediscover a few items that I used to love and stopped using for some reason, so here they are! 

  

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation – I used to wear this foundation everyday, it has a good medium coverage and just makes you look so awake and dewy! I love this foundation, but as the weather has gotten warmer, I’ve been using a slightly lighter coverage foundation instead. I will definitely be using this more now! 

Sleek Contour and Blush Palette – This palette is perfect for traveling, it has the most gorgeous blusher, a lovely highlighter and the perfect contour shade for my skin. The contour isn’t too orange toned which I like in a contour. The highlighter gives a lovely glow and a little definitely goes a long way. The blusher is so pigmented as well, it is a lovely pinky shade, almost rose gold and also has a bit of shimmer for that extra something. I will have to put this to use more often again! 

  

Maybelline Gel Eyeliner – I really love the look of a gel eyeliner and how amazingly long lasting it is, while giving the deepest of black colours, it just looks so dramatic on the eyes. The reason I stopped using this is I am not the best at applying it, I just haven’t got the knack to it yet. I will practice and get this looking perfect as I really do love gel eyeliners. 

No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow – This eyeshadow is a gorgeous taupe-brown colour and has a lovely shimmer to it. I remember it being really long lasting and the colour stays as well, not just the shimmer! I always forget about my single eyeshadows, but this one will need to be on my lids more often as it really compliments my eyes! 

  

So those are the make up items that I have recently rediscovered and will be using more often now! Have you and recently rediscovered make up items? Let me know in the comments below and I hope you have a great day! 

My Top 5 Favourite Lipsticks!

I love lipstick, and this is only recently.  It used to be one of the make up products I was never really bothered about, would just slap on a nude all the time.  So exciting!  Now, I love how a different lip colour can just completely change a make up look.  Anyway, here are my top 5 favourite lipsticks!

  


Rimmel Moisture Renew in 180 Vintage Pink – This is a lovely taupe-pink colour that is a great everyday lip.  It is also so hydrating for this days that your lips aren’t looking their best, although it isn’t very long lasting and will be gone in a few hours.

Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in 096 Macaroon – I love this lip butter, it is so hydrating and really build-able. You can just have a light sweep of colour or build it up to a stronger colour!  I love this shade of pink, it is not a barbie pink but a dusty pink which  is just gorgeous.

Avon in Chic Nude – I don’t know what range of lipstick this is from in Avon as I have had it a while and it doesn’t say on it.  This is the perfect “your lips but better” shade for me and is regularly my go to everyday lip shade  I just adore this so much and have no idea what I am going to do when it is gone!

  

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish in 107 – If I am wanting to go for a bolder lip colour, 80% of the time it will be this! I love how this is a darker red and is also a matt lipstick which means it is really long lasting.  I discovered this when I watched a Zoella video on you tube when she was wearing this and fell in love with the shade straight away.  So glad I made this purchase a few months ago.

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish in 01 – This is my go to true red.  This is more of a satin lip, but still manages to be really long lasting.  It isn’t too drying on the lips which is a bonus.  Being pale skinned, I am a bit cautious of red lips, but this shade suits me really well.

  

So those are my top 5 favourite lipsticks.  What are your favourite lipsticks? Let me know in the comments below and I hope you have a great day!

What I’ve Been Watching!

Lately I have found myself watching quite a few different TV box sets and thought I would share what I’ve been watching



One Tree Hill – I have been re-watching this lately, just having it on in the background when doing chores or blogging and I have been loving it!  I forgot how much I loved this show when it was first out and since it isn’t on E4 any more I haven’t saw it in so long!  Really enjoying watching it all from the beginning again.

Pretty Little Liars – I cannot put into words how much I have been loving season 6, it’s amazing!  So much suspense and I still have no idea who A is. Love all the plot twists and how I can’t predict what is going to happen, makes it even more exciting!

Orange Is The New Black – So season 3 has just been released and I finished it in under a week, it is just so addicting.  Once you start watching just one episode, you need to watch more.  I gave myself a duvet day at the start of last week and watched most of it and I regret nothing.

Orphan Black – This has been the show I’ve been watching with Lewis, and it is so good!  I had been hearing a few people rave about this show so we thought we would give it a go, and I am so glad we did.  It’s really hard to not watch a sneaky episode without Lewis, But I have been good…. so far!

Those are the TV series I have been loving recently.  What have you been watching and loving recently? Let me know in the comments below and I hope you have a great day!