The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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Hello all! So I think this is the second time maybe that I’ve been nominated for this. I was nominated by the lovely All Things That Glitter, so you should definitely go check out her blog. She had a lovely beauty and fashion blog that you need to check out.

The rules for this award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add their link to your blog
2. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers.
5. Contact your nominees and provide a link to your post.
6. Display the award logo (button) on your blog, whether on your sidebar or about page, or special award page.

7 facts about me

1. I love sports. My all time favourite is tennis, but if their is a championship of something.. I’ll usually watch it. Really got into the darts over Christmas!

2. I hate my neighbour. He is a horrible man, always arguing with his girlfriend.. I honestly don’t know why she stays with him to be honest. Keeps me up slamming doors and screaming at the top of his voice, which leads to me opening my window and screaming at the top of my voice!

3. I love wrestling. And yes I know it’s fake..cheers for that.. But I just like the stories! It’s like a soap opera, but with wrestling.

4. I love playing video games. My favourite games are Assassins Creed!

5. Every winter I think to myself ‘I’m gonna dye my hair brown?’ and never do! I’ve had my hair blonde for around 6 years.

6. I binge watch TV shows. If I like a show I’ve just discovered, I have to watch it in as little time as possible.

7. I’d love to go to a blogger meet up but I never see any near me!

Nominees

1. Glitter And Gloss
2. Marzyy Lovee
3. beverbeee
4. ninarossbeauty
5. My Exquisite World
6. The Lilly Mint Blog
7. Pores For Thought
8. Nelly and Noopy
9. howprettyinprint
10. tinybeautyblog

If you guys have already done it that’s fine, just know that i love your blogs!

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20 Things Tag

I was tagged by All Things That Glitter. I haven’t done a tag in ages so I thought I would get involved and the questions are a bit different!

Question 1: How tall are you?

I’m 5ft6

Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?

I’m very good at loosing nail polishes!

Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?

There are a couple of things. One is when people like your blog post who haven’t even read it. What’s the point in that? Another one is self promoting. I don’t mind people commenting on my posts talking about what I’ve posted.. And then asking if I can check out their blog. As long as it looks like they have actually read my post I don’t mind. But it’s the people that just don’t read it and promote themselves that annoy me.

Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

When you make plans with someone, and it comes to the day and you text them to ask what’s happening.. And they don’t reply. I’d rather someone say you know what, I can’t be bothered and at least then I’ll know, so I’m not looking at my phone all day! Idiots..

Question 5: What’s your favourite song?

505 by Artic Monkeys. If you haven’t heard it, I suggest you check it out! One of their best songs that isn’t too known with the guys that have caught onto then since their last two albums.

Question 6: What’s your favourite Etsy shop that isn’t yours?

I have no idea what that is sorry..

Question 7: What’s your favourite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?

I’m a bit of a TV enthusiast. If I watch a new show and I love it, I have to watch it in as little time I’m possible. I also love reading.

Question 8: What’s your favourite junk food?

Burrito! I love burritos…

Question 9: Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?

I lost my cat Charlie last year and I miss him like crazy! Such a lovely loving boy.

Question 10: What are your number one favourite nonfiction and fiction books?

Anything with vampires in.. Yeah I’m sad! But i don’t really have favourites. Any recommendations guys?

Question 11: What’s your favourite beauty product?

My Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream

Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

Can’t remember!

Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?

God that’s hard… Machiatto latte!

Question 14: What’s your favorite movie?

Bring it on.. Yeah it’s sad I know! I remember when I was a kid and we had the 6 weeks off at summer, one summer I watched it everyday..

Question 15: What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?

Well everyone else called me greebo! Ha

Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Definitely New York. I went there two years ago and I’ve wanted to go back ever since. Such an amazing city.

Question 17: PC or Mac?

PC. I really dislike apple.

Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?

One of my ex boyfriend used to buy me flowers all the time. It was nice to start off with, but then it became less special because it was all the time..

Question 19: Favourite celebrity?

Kaley Cuoco from The Big Bang Theory. She just doesn’t give a crap! When those naked pictures came out someone hacked from her cloud account.. She just made fun of it! Love it.

Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want be best friends with?

I’d really love to meet Zoella. And I’d love to be best friends with her so I could look through her make up collection, and to see if she is really that pretty in real life!

I tag anyone that’s read this to do it!

My 2015 Wishlist

I’ve never really been one for wishlists. Maybe because it would encourage me to spend more. I spend enough as it is on beauty products! But i thought I would do a wish list for 2015. I think instead of buying alot of cheaper products, I’m gonna concentrate on one quality product a month, because I never seem to get through everything I have. I’ve spoilt myself with my Selfridges Haul and brought some of the products I’ve been craving, but let’s get onto my other craved items!

Mac Prep + Prime Skin

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An ultra-fluid lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. Improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder.

This year I’d really love to build up my Mac collection. I only recently got into Mac in October last year and I have a few items, and I’ve loved them all, which makes me more curious about the rest. Although it is a silicon primer and I’d rather stay away from it, the other silicon primer I’ve used have been high Street and I’m curious to see how this one will hold my make up.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Brush-On Glow BB Highlighter

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The first luminous, long-wear BB from Estée Lauder. Now you have hours to glow. The BB Highlighter and Concealer that brightens, perfects and corrects. Lightweight, moisture-fresh. Photo Optic Technology brightens shadows, helps erase the look of fatigue, highlights facial features. Minimises imperfections including blemishes, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. Hydrating formula replenishes skin for an instantly refreshed look. Skin feels comfortable, soft, smooth. In a range of shades, perfect for all skintones.

This first caught my eye because it has so many shades available which you don’t really tend to get with highlighters, or ones I’ve seen anyway. Another reason is the longwear factor. It really does my head in having to check every other hour to see if I need to touch up, so I’d really love to give this one a go.

Lancome All -Over Face Palette

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Take your makeup look from day to night with the ‘All Over Face’ palette that features nine new eyeshadow shades, plus two contouring essentials.

I was actually going to buy this when I did by Selfridges Haul, but it was out of stock.. And no wonder, it was discounted in their sale! I’m loving all of these portable make up kits. Perfect to pop in your handbag! It’s actually exclusive to Selfridges so I might grab it and see it with my own eyes when I’m in the city again.

Real Technique Bold Metal Brush Set

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I think these beauties are gonna be on everyones wishlist. They are currently available at Boots. They promises even softer synthetic bristles with the new bold metals range plus the unique geometric handles help brushes to stay in place without rolling away as you do your makeup. Simply beautiful..

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

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The premier contour and highlighting palette for professional makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts alike. Features 6 perfectly crafted highlighting and contouring shades for sculpting and defining your features.

This palette of six sculpting and highlighting powders has been causing a cyber-space furore, with both matte and sateen textures. I’ve been very interested in contouring lately and am in need of a new palette. I’m considering going on a mac course to learn more about contouring so I can get the most out of this palette. I might buy the Sleek contouring palette to tide me over until I can get this beauty.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

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Colour with the power to transform your lips, your look, your attitude. Saturates lips with high-intensity colour-in one stroke. Lip-sculpting statement shades for all skintones. Multi-faceted pigments create definition. Lips look beautifully shaped, sculpted, curvaceous. Time-released Moisture Complex helps capture and seal-in hydration. Lips feel continuously moisturised throughout the day. Super creamy, glides on effortlessly, covers evenly. Sensually soft and smooth, luxuriously comfortable. The lipstick bullet is shaped to sculpt the curves of your lips. The case feels like luxury in your hands. And with one click, case closed.

I’ve had my eyes on this lipstick for a while now. I have my eye on a few shades, and i need more moisturising lipsticks as I’ve brought loads of mattes lately. The packaging is to die for

Have you used any of these products? Whats in your 2015 Wishlist? Let me know!

My Goals For My Blog in 2015

I still consider myself quite new. I’ve been blogging since May 2014 but I’m always learning. I never think I know it all because if you think like that, what are you gonna learn? So I thought I would put down in writing what I want to do with my blog now we’re going into 2015.

1. Use my Bloglovin more!
I say this because I connected my WordPress to my Bloglovin and then just left it. I’m missing out on so much because of this as I only really used my WordPress app to actually read other people’s blogs. By doing this, I can interact with more of you lovely people! So go follow my bloglovin here!

2. Take advantage of social media
I’ve been doing that more lately and I want to continue into 2015. By this I mean taking part in the chats on twitter with the hashtag #bbloggers. If your unfamiliar with this, it’s a twitter chat that takes place every Wednesday and Sunday at 8:00 PM UK time via the hashtag #bbloggers. It’s a really great way to connect with other beauty blogger and just talk about what we love, beauty products!

3. Get more followed on twitter
I think 2 and 3 kinda go hand in hand, but I feel my followers are lacking. Not that i don’t appreciate every follower, but I hope to achieve 1,000 followers by the end of the year comfortably. As I’m writing this up, I’m currently at 375. If your on the full website my twitter is on the side bar, if your on mobile app it’s down the bottom! Go add me please 🙂

4. Create a better schedule
I usually just post either everyday or everyother day what ever I’ve done recently. I’ve like to start doing theme days e.g Nails of the week on Sunday… You know what i mean..

5. Be more organised!
I have trouble with being organised. I think because I can get quite tired after work (like I’m sure most of us do!) sometimes I don’t wanna write when I get home. Which is completely understandable. But I need to set more time to sit down and write things up. I feel sometimes I can rush things, not all the time but I think I can do better. Maybe have 2 days a week where I will write for a couple of hours.. I’ll see what works for me.

So those are my blogging goals for 2015, what are your?

My Make Up Story Tag

Hello beautiful people! I’ve been away alot recently I know, but I’ve got involved with a group that takes care of the homeless over Christmas. This includes collecting donations from people in my area, making up care packages and organising everything. It’s been so hectic and with working a full time job at the same time, it’s really took it out of me! But Christmas is all about giving, and it makes me feel good that these people that are down on their luck or lost in the world at least get something for Christmas. I’m so gutted I won’t be able to go out Christmas Eve to give out the packages due to work, but I’m glad I got involved at all. So I’m sure you will forgive me for my absence. Anyway, back to the post.. I love doing these make up tags. I love seeing other people’s answers, and getting to know each other a bit better! I was tagged by the lovely Becca from Beck In A Blog. Check out her blog, she has amazing content and I always enjoy reading her posts

1- How old were you when you started makeup?
The earliest memory I have was when I used to get my mom to paint my nails every Sunday before school in the later years of primary school, when going into high school I started to wear face make up. I grew to be one of the emo kids with too much eyeliner ha.

2- How did you get into makeup?
I always used to watch my mom apply her make up and it used to fascinate me. I always found myself going through her make up bag and looking at her products and playing with them.

3- What are some of your favourite brands?
At the moment I am loving Mac. I’ve only recently got a counter by me at my local shopping centre. Before I would have to go into Birmingham city centre to selfridges, but I always found the make up counters there quite stuck up so I never went! Not Mac personally but other ones that didn’t make such good first impressions! Other high street brands I’m into are rimmel and revolution.

4- What does makeup mean to you?
It gives me confidence. I always say if i didn’t have freckles and such pale uneven skin I wouldn’t wear foundation everyday.. But that’s totally a lie.

5- If you could only wear four products on your face, what would they be?
Foundation, Mascara, Eyebrow pencil and powder.

6- What is your favourite thing about makeup?
Probably how it can just transform your face completely, especially with contouring.

7- What do you think about drugstores VS high end?
I’m getting more into high end recently, but I buy alot of make up so I think the high street brands are kinder to my purse! But I am trying to just buy products lately that I need and not what I want… But I always say that and never stick to it…

8- What is one piece of advice you could give to a beginner?
Always find a foundation that matches and always try it on your jaw line! I see so many people in shops trying shades out on their hands and your skin on your hand is not the same as your face! If your at a counter which has a assistant ask them to do a colour match.

9- What is one makeup trend you never understood?
I’d probably have to go with Bec and say the foundation lips! Excess foundation can be great on your lips. It neutralises your lips for your lipstick to make it more vibrant and it can help your lipstick last a bit longer, but just on its own? I never got that. I still see it today with young kids and I saw it alot in school. Someone should really tell them…

10- What do you think of the beauty community on YouTube?
I love watching toutirials on YouTube, the only person I’ve ever really watched on YouTube is Zoella. I’m not much of a YouTube person to be honest. I know some people can sit at their computers for hours watching videos but I never got it..

I tag anyone that wants to do this and everyone that has read it! Thanks for reading x

Drugstore Favourites Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Rachel at rachwat. Sorry it taken me so long to do this! I love drugstore products. I’m not much of a high end sort of person because I just love a good bargain! I could spend hours in Superdrug and Boots. I stole your picture too Rachel because I love it haha!

What is your favorite drugstore/cheap makeup brand overall?
If I was to say cheap I would have to be revolution. They’re Eyeshadow palettes are amazing. If you’re new to revolution I did a recent haul of some of there items.

What are your favorite lip products?
I can never pick out a lipstick that’s my favourite, but I’m really loving MUA Lipsticks that are a pound a go!

What are your favorite face products?
My favourite foundation has to be Max Factor All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation.  For powder it would have to be Rimmel London Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder.

What are your favorite cheek products?
I recently brought a cheap Revolution Blusher that I really love that I brought in my Revolution Haul.

What is your least favorite product?
I hate to say it but… I really don’t like the Barry M nail polishes! I know people love them, but they start off really nice but they gloop up really quickly and are unusable after a couple of weeks in my experience. I’m yet to use their gel based nail varnishes so I’m hoping they will be better

What is your best makeup bargain?
The best bargain I’ve had recently was my revolution Eyeshadow palette which was just £4 and is a dupe for the Urban Decay naked palette.

I tag anyone to do this that loves a good bargain like me and loves to rummage through the drugstore for that hidden gem!

British Tag

I love being British, so when I saw Clare do this tag I wanted to do it! I tag anyone’s who’s proud to be British to do this!

1. How many cups of tea do you have per day? (and how many sugars?)
More of a coffee person to be honest! With two sugars.

2. What is your favourite part of a roast dinner?
It has to be the roast potatoes. I always eat them first. Then my meat and then I always mash my veg in with the mashed potatoes. Don’t ask me why, I’ve done it since I can remember…

3. What is your favourite dunking biscuit?
Got to be hobnob! They never fall into your drink

4. What is your favourite quintessentially British pastime?
Complaining about service and then making out everything is fine when the waiter comes over. Just too polite!

5. What is your favourite word?
Azerbaijan. Ever since they won the eurovision I’ve loved saying it.

6. What is your favourite Cockney rhyme slang?
Don’t know any!

7. What is your favourite sweet?
Refreshers!

8. What would your pub be called?
Bull and bladdered

9. Who is your number 1 British person?
Andy Murray!

10. What is your favourite shop/restaurant?
I love Chiquitos. Gotta be superdrug too! I prefer online shopping for clothes…

11. What British song pops into your head?
blur – song 2

12. Marmite.
Hate it!

Thanks for reading guys I’m looking forward to reading your!