28 September 2013

The Weekend Post | Week 3


Hello lovelies and happy Saturday to you's all!

So, it's that time of the week again, where I sit in bed on a cold autumn morning and just ramble about anything and everything.

Courtesy of pinterest.com

Last week, I had given myself the challenge to swap out all my old Skincare for the winter and the not let anxiety get to me. Well, the skincare part was fine and I am gradually making little steps for the anxiety, which is all positive. Not only have I been doing that, but I've also been doing a little bit of Winter shopping which is making the transition from Summer to Autumn/Winter, that little bit more bearable!


In the spirit of change, I've also been trying to redecorate my room, which is proving a bigger task than I first realised but, I've got new lights, mirrors etc. and I'm hoping to pick up a new bedside cabinet this week, so I'll do a little blogpost when it's finally finished.


So, challenges!
This week, my main goal is to get my room all decorated and completely finished, but I also want to sort out all my make-up.


What are your little challenges this week?





A. 



 ♥

27 September 2013

Origins 'Make a Difference Plus' | Review

Hello lovelies!
How are you's today?

So, today I thought I'd do a little review of my favourite moisturiser.
It's Origins' 'Make A Difference Plus'.

Having oily skin, I've never really been a big fan of moisturiser as I always thought that it would make my skin worse and cause more breakouts, however, one day I decided to trek to the Origins counter and explain to the ladies on the counter. I knew that I wanted a moisturiser for around my eyes, as they tend to get quite dry but I also wanted something that would nourish the rest of my skin just enough!

So, I explained to the girl, and she recommended this. I have to admit, at first, I was a little sceptical, as I didn't think that there could be such a product that nourishes dry areas and oily skin at the same time! But, I have to say, it does exactly that!



Firstly, is the ingredients. I personally love Origins' products in general, not only because they do exactly what they say, but they are all 100% natural and are Paraben and Sulphate-free which is great. You don't want to put products on your face which are going to do more harm than good!

Not only that, but one of the main ingredients, Rose of Jericho, is incredible benefitting for your skin. It increases skin hydration and repairs any damage from the sun, which can be a pesky little bugger! Other ingredients include Watermelon and Lychee extract which are both moisturising. If you're wanting a moisturiser which locks in the moisture for a day after, this is brilliant.



I tend to use this after I apply my Hydraluron, which is a pre-moisturising step that increases the skins ability to absorb the moisturiser. I couldn't recommend this enough!

Overall though, this moisturiser has became my favourite and I have fallen in love with it. I would recommend this if you have extremely dry or combination skin with dry patches. It is truly brilliant.

Make a Difference Plus is available from here.
Hydraluron is available here.

Have you tried Make a Difference Plus?




A. 

 ♥

26 September 2013

A New Hair Day


Hello lovelies,
So, recently..I got my hair cut.
I know this isn't very interesting but I really wanted to blog it for some reason so, here I am. Blogging it!

So, as some of you's may know, my hair is ombred. I personally, love my ombre. However, I was beginning to get a bit bored of my natural brown colour, so I decided to lighten my hair.

I spoke to my stylist and I decided to go for it. My stylist actually said to me when I was getting it coloured that I have never been the kind of person to be afraid of changing my hairstyle and she's right. She's known me for years and I 100% trust her, which makes the decision to go a different colour/style SO much easier!

So, my stylist brought out the colour board with all the shades and I choose one! The base colour I choose was a Medium Ash Blonde, but because my hair was so dark, it was going to turn out a nice light brown, which is what I wanted!

So.. 




That is my new hair! I didn't get the ends dyed blonde, this time because I wanted to give my hair a little bit of a break but, I am going to be getting them done in the next few weeks!








This was just a quick, short little blogpost!




A.


21 September 2013

The Weekend Post | Week 2

Hello lovelies,

So, It's week 2 of these little weekend posts/challenges.
Last week, I decided that I wanted to stop sweating the small stuff and not let anxiety get to me as easily. I have to say that I've completed and failed the challenge all at the same time!

Towards the start of the week, I didn't let anxiety get to me, at all, and was doing so well but towards the end of this week, I had a few palpitations, which isn't great. However, in the grand scheme of things, I think that I've succeeded more so than been defeated!

Also, this week I decided to do all the things that I had needed to for AGES and those things that life tends to get in the way of! I feel like I have finally got into a schedule with regards to YouTubing and Blogging. It's refreshing!


I made this little collage this week, and I have set it as my Desktop background to constantly remind me! :)


So, for this week's challenge's, I have decided on two.

Firstly, is last week's challenge. To again, stop sweating the small stuff. It seems so easy but can be a challenge - Last week proved it!

Secondly, is to prepare for Winter. By that I mean, I want to switch out my current skincare/beauty regime for one more suited to Winter. (Also, I want to get some thicker duvets to make the temperature change that little bit more bearable and cosy!)



What are your challenge's for this week?



A.





20 September 2013

Urban Decay Naked Palette | Review

Hello lovelies,

Today I thought that I would do a review of one of the most talked about palettes in the beauty YouTube/ beauty blogosphere. It is, of course, the Urban Decay Naked palette. This palette burst into the scene this year and since then, everyone has been going wild for it.

The original palette's packaging was of a cardboard material, however since then, Urban Decay has revamped it and now it is a faux suede material.


17 September 2013

The Autumn Tag

Hello lovelies,


Today I thought I would do a tag, as i haven't done one in quite a while!
I thought I'd make it seasonal and then I seen this floating around the blogosphere, so here it is: The Autumn tag!


1. Favourite thing about it?
I love cosy nights in front of the fire, with a big woolly jumper and a cup of tea!

2. Favourite drink?
It's got to be a nice cup of tea. Sounds boring, but it's bliss.

3. Favourite scent/candle?
Anything with a slight festive scent, like cinnamon or spiced apple!

4. Best lipstick?
I am absolutely loving Rimmel Kate moss lipstick range in the shade 107. It's a gorgeous burghandy colour. Love it for autumn!

5. Go to moisturiser?
Origins Make A Difference plus. If you have oily skin, like me, it's the perfect balance between nourishing but without making your skin more oily.

6. Go to colours for the eyes?
Bronze/Browns!

7. Favourite music or band/singer to listen to?
This is a difficult one but I love my music, but Katie Sky, Lewis Watson, or Ben Howard! All incredible artists!

8. Favourite outfit to wear (i.e. boots and scarf combo)? 
Woolley/Slouchey jumpers, with a nice pair of jeans and boots! So simple but just beautiful! Also, hats. I just love hats. And snoods. I love snoods too! haha.

9. Autumn treat?
Don't know tbh. There's nothing I want at the moment tbh.

10. Favourite place to be?
At home. If I'm sat with my MAC, a cup of tea on a cold autumn night tucked up all cosy, I am one happy girl!

Courtesy of we heart it.







I tag you all to do this!


A.


14 September 2013

The Weekend Post | Week 1


Hello lovelies,

As some of you may remember, a while ago I did a series on here called 'Motivational Monday'. Well, after the amazing response I got from that, I thought I would do something similar again. This series is going to be at the weekend, either Saturday or Sunday, but since I'm putting up a new video on my YouTube channel tomorrow, I thought I'd make it today.

It's going to be quite similar to the 'Motivational Monday' series, however, with a slight twist. I am going to set myself a challenge every week. Not challenges like Skydiving, but little challenges.

So, how has your week been? 
I am currently sitting in bed looking out at a very cold September day all tucked up under the covers, while writing this. Bliss. I love Autumn. It's probably my favourite season. As much as I love sunny days by the beach, there's nothing better than watching a movie with a cup of tea on a winter's night. To me, it doesn't get much better.

Courtesy of weheartit.com


So, challenge time! This week, I am going to challenge myself to stop 'Sweating the Small stuff'.
I do this ALOT and I know it's stupid. I shouldn't worry, so that's my little challenge: Stop worrying over things I don't need to.

I'd love to know what you're little challenge for this week is!
Let me know!



A.



12 September 2013

MAC's 'Ruby Woo' Lipstick | Review


Hello lovelies,

So, today I am back with a review, which has been talked about so much over the past few months.
It is MAC's 'Ruby Woo' Lipstick.
Ever since MAC released this as a limited edition, there has been so much demand for it and every time I went onto the MAC website, it was always sold out. That's why I was so happy when I was at a MAC counter and seen it. I made sure I snapped it up! However, I think that they have since put it in the permanent line, so fret not, it is available on the website now.

11 September 2013

A Little Face Mask


Hello lovelies,

So, as some of you may already know, if you're Subscribed to my YouTube channel, (If not, link here.)   
I recently said that I was going to give this blog a little face mask and I've spent all day today doing exactly that.

Now that it is pretty much complete, for the foreseeable, I would like your opinion.
Do you like it? I know that it is essentially, my blog, and I can design it based on my taste but I really appreciate your opinions!







Let me know!

Speak soon,

A.


XX.












10 September 2013

Little Life Updates

 Hello, you lovely bunch!

So, today I thought I would do a little catchup blogpost, since it's been a while!

So, I guess the first and biggest thing, for me, was that I got a tattoo.
Now, after having anxiety for so long, I wanted to get a tattoo with meaning and since my anxiety had been getting the best of me recently, I wanted a constant reminder that I can beat it! So here it is..


The Quote is from the beginning title of the Movie, 'The Great Gatsby", which is one of my favourite novels. The Quote says; "A life lived in fear, is a life half lived.'
As soon as I seen the quote, I knew it was what I wanted for my first tattoo.

The next update for you's is that i went to Derby for a week. One friday afternoon, I decided that I wanted to get fitter, healthier and, in general, be happier. So, a few weeks later, I booked a health retreat. This wasn't your typical 'Spa Retreat', this was 6 hours of exercise per day! Which, for anyone, would be challenging but, looking back on it - I loved it! I will be doing a full review on it very soon!

My Certificate!

All in all, I have SO much more to tell you's but these are the 2 main things! I can't believe that I am back blogging!

Until next time..


A.



XX.




Hola, hello, Ciao..


Hello lovelies!
As you may be able to tell, I have finally got myself a laptop! *Dance of joy*

I am currently trying to get it set-up but will have a lifestyle-type post very soon! Hoping tomorrow morning! So, keep a look out for that!

I'll be posting a few blogpost in the next couple of days to get you's caught up on everything!

Again, thank you's all SO much for sticking with me this whole time!

Speak Soon,

A.

7 September 2013

Thankin' You!

Hello lovelies!
This is just going to be a very quick blogpost to say a few thank yous!
Firstly, to all those who have left lovely comments, or followed..Thank you! I cannot describe the little burst of joy I have when someone follows or leaves a comment saying that one of my blogposts, helped them!
Secondly, a huge thank you to all those who have been so patient while I've been sorting out getting a new laptop! I have finally ordered one and it should be here very soon! Give me about a week to get everything up and running! New blog posts will be on their way very soon!
And last but, definitely not least, a great big thank you for your continued support! Whether you've just followed in the last day, or you were the first to follow, just by following, it makes blogging SO worthwhile!
Enough of the soppy blogging! Haha. I will be back, better than ever, very soon!
If you have any requests for future blogposts, let me know!
Until next time..
A.
XX.
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