Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Saying Goodbye to 2014. And saying Hello 2015.

Surprisingly perhaps, I wasn't planning on doing a 'Goodbye Hello' post but after reading a couple it got me thinking and wanting to write one of my own. So this is pretty spontaneous and last minute. 
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Bye 2014
Two thousand and fourteen has been a pretty crazy year to be honest. I won't bore you too much but 3 family weddings, seeing Beyonce and Justin Timberlake, finishing second year and starting my final year of university. 

It's fair to say it's been a busy year. Honestly, I'm not sure I'm ready to let it completely go. I'll have to though won't I? At the end of 2013 I was so excited to leave that year behind me because I knew how much was going on this year and how much I had to look forward to. It honestly feels like it's all flown by in the blink of an eye. I still remember New Years 2013 like it was yesterday. 

2014 has definitely been one insane year with so many memories I'll never forget and part of me is sad that it's over so quickly. But I'm also excited to see what 2015 brings...

Hi 2015
I'm not one to set New Years Resolutions but there are a few things I want to accomplish this year. 

Finish university
Probably the main thing on my head right now - passing university. Never in a million years did I imagine 3 years would go this quick. *Advice to any uni students: MAKE THE MOST OF IT.* To think I started uni in 2012 and will be finishing in a matter of months is something I'll never get my head around til it happens. Everyone has been telling me to stop thinking that far ahead but it's inevitable, it's going to happen so I might as well start preparing now. It's been an insane 3 years and looking for jobs and all of that scares me but at the same time I'm ready. I'm ready to put my foot into the working world and see what it brings. 

Blog more
I've definitely let my blogging slide since starting final year. I was really into it over summer because I had the time to blog. But since starting university I've just kept putting off. Something which I definitely need to change. I love blogging and reading others just makes me want to do it even more. So in 2015 I will definitely post more. Hold me to that. I'm rubbish at making time for everything but blogging is something I want to make more time for next year. 

Stress less and enjoy it
I'm probably the most easily stressed out person you'll ever meet, the littlest things will stress me but unless you know me really well, I hide it pretty well apparently. I guess I want to stress out less in 2015. I know that might be easier said than done especially with my dissertation/applied project due in and all the other joys of final year but I'll try. I want to enjoy and make the most of my last few months at uni. 

So that's it. In a matter of hours, two thousand and fourteen will be over. For some it's already happened. Like so many quotes I've seen this year and one I even uploaded to my Instagram - 2014 was one chapter, one book in your life. Are you ready to write the next? I hope you had an amazing 2014 and have an even more amazing 2015. Bring on two thousand and fifteen is all I can say. I'll see you there. 

Happy New Year x

Sunday, 28 December 2014

What I got for Christmas

So I thought I'd update you guys as I haven't blogged in a while. Again, I'm very sorry for this. Third year seems to be busier than I expected. :( 

But seeing as Christmas has just gone a popular post seems to be sharing what you got so here's mine. Enjoy. 
This was a bit of a late present. My sister-in-laws brother got married in Africa a few months ago and she bought these back for me but kept forgetting to give them to me. So I got them for christmas. I love them, they're so light and will be perfect for lounging about in. 
I knew I was getting these from my parents. Yes I asked for socks. My feet seem to be cold quite a lot and you can never have too many fluffy socks. As for Girl Online, everyone seems to have an opinion on it so I thought I'd ask for it and give it a read. I'll let you know what I think of it. They also bought me some Pjs but I couldn't wait and am already wearing them. From Primarni, of course, they're orange and blue with a stag/reindeer (I'm not too sure which one) on. I've always been a fluffy, comfy pjs kinda person and with the cold weather I couldn't wait to put them on. 
This is definitely something I've wanted for a while. A proper cupcake decorating kit. I used to love baking cupcakes but just haven't been into it lately. I'm sure with this though I'll have to make some to give the set a try. 
My family definitely know me - anything from Body Shop will make me happy - well done to my uncle and aunt. I can't wait to try these out, they smell so nice, especially the grapefruit. I've only ever tried the strawberry one. These will last me a while. 
This was a present from my parents I didn't expect. A 'Hangover Hoodie' I guess I'll have to use it for just that. Bring on the next hangover aha. 
Of all my presents, (sorry to say this), these were the ones I laughed about the most and probably my faves (yes I said it). A present from my cousin brother as part of our Secret Santa. I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of the population now owns a selfie stick. It's just so funny, even now I laugh when I think about it. The other half - wireless speakers - amazing too! Definitely thought out, useful presents. Can't wait to use them both! Especially the selfie stick, watch out world. 

There you are, a quick look at my presents for this year. I love them all and can't wait to use/try/wear them. It was nice to have a chilled out, family Christmas. Just playing games, eating, laughing, drinking. I can't believe it's come and gone so quick. 

I hope you had a great Christmas too. Let me know what you got. Will you be taking lots of selfies too? 

Til next time Happy Shopping x 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Winter Essentials Tag

What better way to get back into blogging than doing a little Tag. Laura Emily recently tagged me in a Winter Essentials tag. So I thought I'd take the challenge and let you all in on
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a few of my essentials. 

What's your ultimate party season lip product?
Without a doubt Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish in shade 1. The ultimate perfect red for any party. Red probably isn't a colour for everyone but if it is, then you can't go wrong with Kate Moss.

What's your essential makeup product?
Hmm, I don't think my essential makeup product changes from season to season. If I can't get to the foundation I'll just never leave the house without some kind of concealer. It's not really a winter things but more a general thing. I hope that's not a cop out.

What are you most hoping to see under your tree on Christmas morning?
Brace yourself.. Anything One Direction. If you don't know I'm a bit of a Directioner (hides behind hands). More beauty related I'm not too sure what I want. I haven't really seen any beauty items that have massively caught my eye. 

Name one beauty essential that's never missing from your bag during the colder months?
The Body Shop Lip Balm. Especially this year. I've found my lips have been drying out a lot this year so it's always with me. 

What are your winter weather skin saviours?
I don't really have a massive skin routine, shockingly. But I'd definitely say a good moisturiser is key. I've been between Dove, when I'm home, and Cocoa Palmers Body Butter, when I'm at uni. Both seem to be great at keeping my skin soft. 

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What's winter going to smell like this year?
Sweet. I've always been into sweet scents but seem to love them this year. Even my body sprays seem to be sweet smells. 

Is the berry eye the new berry lip?
Sorry but no. Berry lips will always be a autumn/winter trend. Berry eye's have to be done cautiously I think I'll always be a berry lip person. 

What are your greatest winter indulgences?
It's more of a Christmas indulgence but Mince Pies and cream. Can not get enough of it this year! More generally, chocolates. We always get choco boxes for Christmas and find they're empty within a week. Oops

Lush Christmas: your top pick?
Melting Snowman. It's more for the appearance. He's just so cute and I love that you break and use as much as you want.

Name one (or more) random winter essentials?
A cosy blanket. Something else I've fallen in love with this year. I bought a really fluffy, soft one for uni this year and love snuggling with it when I'm watching tv. Genuinely one of the best buys ever, ask anyone whose used it. 

There you go a quick look at my winter essentials. 
I tag Frankie from CrazyBlondeGal and Tasnim from Wish Upon a Smile

Happy Shopping x
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