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THE LIEBSTER AWARD

Wednesday, 23 December 2015


I was recently nominated for The Liebster Award which is an award where bloggers come up with 11 different questions to tag other bloggers in, so that they can answer the questions and then come up with a new set of 11 questions and so on. Hopefully I explained that okay! It's a good way of promoting new bloggers. I was actually nominated for this award back when I first started blogging however it completely skipped my mind and I never got around to posting it. I was then nominated again recently by my friend Love. Life. Lipstick 

The Questions

1. Favourite Colour? 
Baby Blue 

2. Favourite place in the world?
Would probably say Paris. I went to Disneyland years ago with my whole family and it was the best week I've ever had. We spent a couple of days in Disneyland and our last day around Paris, it was truly incredible.

3. Dream Career?
I never know what to say to this question as I feel like I'm not too sure as to what I want as my dream career. Being able to blog full time would be cool but I'd also love to do something makeup related as well. 

4. Have you got a favourite film?
I have tons of movies that I love to watch over and over again, however if I had to choose a favourite it would be The Notebook. 

5. Dogs or Cats?
Dogs

6. McDonald's or Burger King?
McDonald's

7. Favourite season and why?
Autumn because I love colours and how you can just snuggle up with blankets with a cup of hot chocolate. I also love Autumn coloured jumpers.  

8. If you could bring back anyone from the dead, who would it be and why?
My Nan, only because I was just so close to her and I'd love to see her again. 

9. Horror movie or Romance?
I feel like I can't choose between this one purely because I love horror movies as I love the feeling of anticipation and being scared, but on the other hand I love cute cheesy romance movies because they make me happy. 

10. Favourite Actor?
Jonah Hill because I find him absolutely hilarious.

11. Why did you decide to do a blog?
I loved reading other people's blogs and one day I just randomly thought it'll be good to do this as a hobby and something to do in my spare time. 


I nominate - 


Here are my 11 questions for the next bloggers: 
1. Twitter or Instagram?
2. What is the one beauty product you cannot live without?
3. What makes you laugh the most?
4. Are you a clean or messy person? 
5. What 3 items would you take with you on a deserted island?
6. Celebrity crush?
7. If you have to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
8. Do you have a nickname? 
9. What would be your 'perfect' day?
10. How would your friends describe you?
11. What do you love most about blogging?

5 WAYS TO USE COCONUT OIL

Monday, 21 December 2015


I used to think that Coconut Oil was used just for cooking purposes, however over the years I have found out many different ways to use Coconut Oil and how many great health benefits it actually has. I use the brand Vita Coco which is 100% raw, extra virgin oil. I buy this from my local Holland and Barrett store. The best thing about this product is that it's super affordable and it has absolutely no harsh chemicals inside because it's completely natural. These are just some of my favourite ways to use Coconut Oil. 

1. Hair Mask
My favourite way to use this oil is on my hair. There are so many hair masks on the market however I don't go for any of them because I have this amazing product to do all the work for me instead. Coconut Oil actually penetrates your hair shaft to moisturize, repair damaged hair and protect your hair from future heat damage, it's also good for getting rid of any dandruff. As the oil usually comes in a solid form, I just to warm it up by rubbing it in between my hands (never microwave it, as apparently it looses all the good nutrients) I then like to apply it to dry hair until my whole head of hair is covered. Then I usually wrap my hair up in either foil or clingfilm to keep all the heat in and I like to leave it on there for about an hour before washing it out. 

2. Makeup Remover
Sometimes taking my makeup off at the end of the day feels like such a chore. This little gem makes makeup removing a whole lot easier than using makeup wipes. Take a scoop of this oil, rub it between your fingers and then massage this into your face. It'll act as a cleanser and the oil will help to break down any makeup on your skin. Just make sure to rinse your face off with warm water afterwards. 

3. Lip Scrub
As we're now in the colder months, my lips tend to get dry very often. If you don't already own a lip scrub then simply mix some of the Coconut Oil with a bit of sugar and scrub your lips with it to take away any dead skin flakes. Rinse off with warm water and apply a lip balm then you're free of any dry lips. 

4. Shaving Cream
This is a technique that I've only just discovered. I normally use conditioner to shave my legs with however Coconut Oil is incredible when it comes down to leg shaving. It does an amazing job in moisturizing your legs whilst shaving that sometimes I don't even need to use a moisturizer afterwards.

5. Body Lotion
It acts as a fantastic moisturizer for your skin. I like to use a tiny bit of this all over my body just after I get out of the shower. I don't like to use a lot as it is very greasy, so only use a tiny size amount. It really helps to hydrate any dry patches of skin that you may have. 

TOP 10 CHRISTMAS MOVIES

Sunday, 20 December 2015

It's that time of year again where all I want to do is snuggle up in my bed with a cup of hot chocolate, a festive jumper and watch Christmas movies. This helps me get into the festive mood and also gets me super excited for Christmas. I've managed to round up my top 10 favourite Christmas movies that I love to watch throughout December.

  • Elf - I'm sure near enough everyone has seen this film. It's definitely my favourite out of these 10 movies. Will Ferrell plays an amazing character and his acting is spot on. The film is set in New York City therefore plays a massive part in all the decorations and pretty Christmas lights which are shown throughout the film. It just makes me want to spend a Christmas in New York and I want Buddy the Elf as my friend. 
  • The Grinch - I remember watching this film all the time when I was younger and I recently re-watched it and realized how much I loved it! The set is amazing and the 'Whoville' village is just so christmassy and cute. Jim Carrey is an awesome actor and he suits the role very well. 
  • Love Actually - Again, another classic Christmas movie that I can watch over and over again. There are tons of great actors and actresses in this movie. It follows the lives of various couples and their partners throughout the Christmas season. 
  • Home Alone - A great film set around the Christmas period when Kevin's parents accidentally leave him at home whilst they go away for a trip, he has to fend for himself when he discovers that two con men are planning on breaking in and robbing the house. It's a really funny, family orientated film. 
  • Christmas with the Kranks - This is another film that I ended up re-watching recently and realizing how much I liked it. I first watched this a few years ago and I loved the story line of it. It's about a couple that decided they wanted to take a trip to the Caribbean for Christmas however their neighbors are determined to win a 'best decorated street' competition and the Kranks find themselves to be social outcast due to the lack of Christmas Spirit. 
  • A Christmas Carol - Back when I was in school before we broke up for the Christmas holidays, we would always watch this as one of the Christmas movies in class. Scrooge who is played by Jim Carrey encounters three ghosts who take him through his past, present and future in hope of transforming his horrible ways.
  • The Holiday - This is such a cute, romantic Christmas film which follows the lives of two ladies who decide to swap at Christmas time after a breakup with their boyfriends. They both find new romances however a lot happens along the way.
  • The Santa Clause - Tim Allen plays a father who is taken to the north pole and is told that he must take Santa's place before the next Christmas arrives. He ends up gaining weight and growing a white beard which takes to him as a complete shock. It's a very funny film and perfect for the family.
  • Bad Santa - Not a film that everyone would choose however I personally really like this film. It's more of a dark Christmas film and it's not for everyone as it's quite rude haha. But I'd say its a must watch if you're into comedy films. 
  • Jack Frost (1998 film) - This movie never fails to make me cry. It's basically about a dad who ends up in a car accident and passing away, he never really made any time for his wife and son however he magically comes back to life but as a snowman on the front of their garden and hopes to make amends.

TOO FACED SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE BAR PALETTE | REVIEW & SWATCHES

Friday, 4 December 2015

Swatches from right to left are: Bon Bon - Coconut Creme - Butter Pecan - Pink Sugar - Nougat - Mousse - Peanut Butter - Puddin' - Truffled - Frosting - Cocoa Chili - Caramel - Rum Raisin - Hot Fudge - Blueberry Swirl and Licorice 

I was super excited when I got this package through the post as I have been wanting this palette for a very long time. This Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette is essentially the sequel to the first Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette which I don't actually have, however some people are claiming that the semi-sweet palette contains more warmer toned shades compared to the first palette which contained a variety of cooler toned shades. 

This palette contains 7 matte shades and 9 shimmery shades making that a total of 16 shades altogether which is awesome. The palette retails for £45 and you can find it in your local Debenhams stores or online at a variety of beauty websites. Each shade in this palette is perfect for re-creating tons of different looks whether it's a day time or night time look. There's a mixture of dark browns as well as light browns and also some natural bone shades. 

First Row contains:
  • Licorice - A usual matte black
  • Coconut Creme - A matte cream bone shade. Works really well as a base colour or as a matte brow bone highlight
  • Nougat - A matte pinky nude shade. Works well through the crease for a pretty daytime look
  • Truffled - A matte chocolate brown
  • Hot Fudge - A dark brown with a hint of plum undertone to it. Also has tiny specks of shimmer running through it
Second Row contains:
  • Cocoa Chili - A slightly warm milk chocolate brown with shimmer
  • Pink Sugar - A gorgeous baby pink shade that is probably more of a glitter pigment as it has very chunky specks of glitter through out therefore it's perfect over the top of other shades or to use as a highlight
  • Puddin' - A matte cooled toned brown, more on the taupe side
  • Blueberry Swirl - A shimmery blue shade that has a hint of purple to it
  • Peanut Butter - A very warm toned orange brown shade, perfect as a transition shade
  • Frosting - A bronze shimmer
Third Row contains:
  • Rum Raisin - A shimmery taupe shade
  • Mousse - A neutral brown shade, a good crease colour 
  • Caramel - A coppery gold shade with specks of glitter
  • Bon Bon - Shimmery coral shade, a bit like caramel with more pink
  • Butter Pecan - Champagne shimmery shade, again another perfect highlighter shade
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