Friday, 28 August 2015

Copper Nails

Last autumn, whilst going through a gingerbread theme phase, I bought this nail polish. I originally wanted to wear everything gingerbread on Christmas Day, I had the trousers, jumper, earrings and even earphones, so I needed a nail polish as well. Sadly, I never wore it and had totally forgotten about it until this summer. 

I have always thought of if as a "Christmas colour", it is sparkly and an autumnal shade of orange, so I didn't feel that it was right for summer and warm weather. However, after rummaging through my collection of nail colours, I stumbled across this and immediately wanted it on my nail that second. Since I love it so much, I wanted to do a review on it so I can share my love for it with you.

Collection Work The Colour's Scorched Copper is an absolutely beautiful shade of red/orange with small chunks of gold and orange glitter running through it to give it a metallic look. I have to admit, I'm not a metallic nails fan, I prefer block colour, but this colour looks amazing on the nails.

The quality of the polish is great and applies easily and evenly without streaking. Not something I expect from a £2 nail polish. The brush is very wide so you can do one coat in one swipe and the polish dries really quickly, which is a big bonus if you are in a rush.

Have you tried the Work The Colour range? What shades?

Monday, 24 August 2015

Nominated For The Liebster Award

I know I don't usually post mid week any more, but I wanted to get this post published and up on my blog straight away.
I have been nominated for the Liebster award by the lovely Lauren from Lauren Shh...
Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to Lauren for nominating me, it means a lot! I am not necessarily brand new to the blogging scene, since I have been doing it for a year and a half, but I am still quite new to it all and to see a total stranger nominate me for something it means a great deal to me. So thank you Lauren!

Liebster Rules
  • Once nominated, make a post thanking and linking your nominator's blog.
  • Include the Liebster Award's sticker in the post as well (you can copy it from above).
  • Nominate 10 other new bloggers that have 200 or less followers who you think are worthy of this award and include their links in your post. Also, make sure that you let them know they've been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can nominate the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the 10 questions asked to you by your nominator (these questions should be on their post). And make 10 questions of your own for your nominees to answer.
  • Finally, copy these rules onto your post.

Lauren's Questions

1. Where is your favourite place to visit?
Sheffield Town Centre or Meadowhall. I love shopping and feel relaxed when stood with a hand full of items.

2. If you could have any magic power, what would it be?
Telekinesis, being able to move things with my mind. 

3. Which 3 people would you love to be your dinner guests?
Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Cara Delevingne

4. Favourite drugstore beauty product?
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Asia

5. What is your favourite thing about yourself?
My eyes.

6. What makes you happy?
Being with my friends or curled up somewhere with my laptop watching a film.

7. Top three films?
Dirty Dancing, Burlesque and Pitch Perfect

8. Favourite quote?
It isn't famous and isn't said by a celebrity but by someone who was and still is pretty damn special to me.... My Granddad. He is renowned for his saying "you don't come you don't get" which is something I quote regularly.

9. What is on of your best memories with your friends or family?
Friends - Prom with all my school friends this year, going to Harry Potter Studios with my best friend last summer and going to see Jessie J in 2013.
Family - Orlando 2005, 2007 & 2009 and Sharm El Sheikh 2011.

10. What was the reason you started blogging?
I want to be a writer or work in media, so I thought it was a good idea to start practicing my writing skills. I also wanted to meet new people and come out my shell a little.

The Nominees!

I know I was supposed to nominate 10 blogs, but everyone I follow and read have way more than 200 followers. However, if you stumble across this post and fit into the criteria, feel free to answer my questions.

My 10 For You To Answer

  1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
  2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  3. What is your favourite clothing item?
  4. Summarise your style in three words, what would they be?
  5. What is your one holy grail beauty product?
  6. Favourite clothing store?
  7. Favourite make up brand?
  8. High street or high end makeup?
  9. You are running late and only have time to put on one item of make up, what would it be?
  10. What is your best memory?

Friday, 21 August 2015

Lush & Boots Haul

I recently hopped onto a train and went to Leeds with one of my good friends for a shopping trip. Of course, me being me, I couldn't come back with nothing. 

We first went to Boots as I wanted to grab a couple of the new Kate Moss lipsticks, but they were sold out. However, I still came home with the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Asia, a gorgeous pinky nude with a little shimmer. I also picked up my first ever blush from Natural Collection in the shade Rosey Glow, a pinky peach. 

Then, after searching for ages, we found Lush! Walking round the store I was shaking with excitement as shops are now selling some of the Oxford Street exclusives. After sniffing all of them, I decided that I didn't want any of them and the scents didn't appeal to me. But, I did pick up three of the ordinary range bath ballistics. I first got the Ickle Baby Bot as I only have half of one left, Avobath as it smelt so refreshing and of lemons, and Dragon's Egg as it smells identical to the May Day bath bomb they sell during May.
On the train home I just sat sniffing the Lush bag as it just smelt amazing!

What have you bought recently?

Friday, 14 August 2015

10 Things to do on a rainy day

I live in a city renowned for it's rather rubbish weather that can never make it's mind up on what how it wants to be. One minute it is sunny, then, as quick as you can say "weather", it changes to absolutely chucking it down. So, since it is currently raining outside, I thought I would create a list of things to do on a rainy day.

1) Binge watch your favourite shows on Netflix
2) Have a movie marathon on your own or with friends
3) Create a cosy den of cushions, duvets and blankets and curl up with a book
4) Create a cosy den of cushions, duvets and blankets and curl up with your laptop and do some work. Whether it is blogging, coursework/homework etc.
5) Clear out your wardrobe/closet
6) Pamper yourself
7) Bake!
8) Do household chores
9)Try out new make up looks/ hairstyles
10) Watch countless YouTube videos

What do you like to do on a rainy day?

Friday, 7 August 2015

My Blogging Process

I have had my blog for 17 months nearly and have found myself in a sort of blogging routine. A few bloggers are doing this kind of post and thought it would was about time that I did my own. 

One of the most key parts of anyone's blogging routines is thinking. When I come to thinking of new posts, I think of what I am feeling most passionate about that week and if it will make a good, decent sized post. People think that once you have one idea you have to stick with it, I don't. I write all my ideas down on a word document or on a pad of paper and choose one to write about there and then.

Once I have an idea, I like to think of what could I do as follow up posts like blog series. I do this by sticking my idea in the middle of a blank page and brainstorming. For example, if I was to write a what's in my make up bag post, I would think of what is in their that I could review later on. That way I will always have something to write about. If it is a rant post I want to write, I think of what other things I would want to talk about.

Any good blog post needs a photo or two. Once I have my idea, I start to think of what I want in that photo and what background I want. I then wait for good natural lighting and snap away. Once I have my collection of photographs, I then upload them to my Google Drive as I use my phone for photos. Once they are on my drive, I copy them to my desktop and save them in a folder.

Once I have my photos, I individually edit them on PicMonkey. This website is so simple and easy to use which is why I love using it. I usually clarify my photos and then crop, brighten and highlight them to add a little more light to them.

After all my photos are edited, I open up my bog and start to write. It usually takes me up to an hour to write, depending on the topic. Usually reviews take 30 minutes and more chatty posts, like the one you are reading, can take a whole hour. What takes most of my time is writing the start of the post as I never know how to do it.

This part is pretty self explanatory, but just before I press publish I click on preview to see what the post will look like. Also, if it is not an uploading day (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) I usually just save them and create a blog post bank.

What is your blogging process?