Goals for 2018

I’m sure you’ll see a lot of these kind of posts in the upcoming days, but as the new year approaches what better time than now to set some new year’s resolutions/ goals for 2018.
Goal 1; Be Happy
My first and most important goal is to be happy. Now I know for a lot of you reading this, it seems like an easy thing to accomplish but unfortunately, it’s not for me. I won’t go into much detail but for the last few months on 2017 I haven’t been happy. And honestly, I have no idea why. I felt like I couldn’t talk to anyone or tell them how I felt because just saying it in my head sounds stupid. I have no reason not to be happy. I kept my feelings bottled up because I felt like if I told people they wouldn’t understand, or they’d think I was saying it for attention. But I’ve come to realise that one way to make myself happy is to communicate my feelings and not keep it bottled up. Which brings us to our second goal.

Goal 2; care less about others opinions.
As much as I say I don’t care what people think of me, to an extent I do, deep down I’m a people pleaser. By that I don’t mean I want everyone to like me, more that I want people that I care about friends and family to think I’m a nice a good person for them to be around. Does that make sense? For example I used to constantly worry about what my boyfriend’s house mates thought of me, I constantly worried that they didn’t like me or that I wasn’t enough to be with him and shit like that, turns out they do like me and it’s all in my head ( at least that’s what they told me, still not 100% convinced ) but anyway I need to stop stressing about what others think of me and be the best person I can be, and do whatever makes me happy.
Goal 3;Be more confident
I’ll admit I put on a façade that I’m confident and all that shit, but most the time I’m really not. For instance, when it comes to wearing stuff I want to wear, like c’mon I can’t be the only one that has put on a bomb ass outfit but has been too scared to wear it in public because it shows too much skin, or you can see the food baby or it’s not what society classes as fashionable. But at the end of the day, who gives a fuck. Who cares if sally down the road doesn’t think your skirt was so 2007 or if 12_johnny4 thinks you look “fat” in that dress. Who the fuck cares. You gotta be confident in your own skin. I mean that’s the problem with me, I preach but never take my own advice but 2018 is the year that I start or at least try to because I have some pretty good advice. Moving away from clothing goal 3.1 I guess you could say is being confident enough with myself to start a YouTube channel. I’ve always been a huge fan of the YouTube community and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told myself and others that I’m going to start a channel, but I never do. It relates back to goal 2 as well, I’ve been too scared to start one in case people I know see it and judge me but like I just said I need to be more confident with myself and not care if Lindsey from math class doesn’t like my content. So yeah hopefully some time during 2018 I’ll have my channel, we’ll see.

Goal 4; bye to the Toxics
I’m sure you’ll see this new year’s resolution with a lot of people. But I think starting a new year means you can start a new foundation and say goodbye to the toxic people in your life. Over the year I’ve come into contact with a few people that I thought would be good friends but I soon came to realise that they were toxic and not worth my friendship. At the end of the day if someone in your life e.g a friend, family member, co-worker or even a significant other is constantly causing shit or making you feel worthless or simply not being a good friend whatever it may be, its’ time to say good bye. After everything I have experience this year I’ve realised that just because you are a genuine caring person with good intention, doesn’t mean others around you are. And you need. And especially with me, I need to stop putting so much effort into people that don’t do the same to me.

Goal 5; focus on myself
Along with being happy my main goals for 2018 are learning to drive and studying to become and interior designer. So I need to push myself so I can achieve those goals by the end of the year.
Goal 6; Be healthy
Surprisingly enough I really enjoy healthy food, salads fruit veg whatever you name it (that was the only healthy foods I could think of don’t judge me) but anyway, I really enjoy eating salads. Like don’t get me wrong if it was between a salad and TGIF’s Fridays Jack Daniel chicken strips you can bet your ass I’ll choose TGIF’s but still. Overall, I just need to eat healthier and start working out. One of my main concerns right now is that I’m not happy how I look, every time I look in the mirror I just see another flaw or imperfection and it sounds silly, but I know dropping a few pounds and eating healthy will make me not only look healthier but hopefully also make me happier.

Goal 7; Say yes
I was watching something the other day, I can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called but they had a goal of saying yes more. It sounds really silly, but I found it really inspirational. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve passed up a good opportunity to do something because I was too scared, or I had to save money or other reasons. As I get older I’ve come to realise that you start to regret the stuff you didn’t do, as oppose to the stuff you did. Which brings us to our last goal.
Goal 8; Post more
I think this pretty much sums itself up, but instead of writing for others and what I think they’d like to read I need to start writing for myself.
I’d love to know what your goals/ new year’s resolutions are feel free to leave them in the comments.

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7 Days of Ams; The birthday Haul

Since this was about my birthday it’s only fitting that I do a birthday haul. I just want to make a disclaimer that I am not trying to brag. I just love reading and watching haul videos so I wanted to do one myself. I’m so grateful for all my gifts and I couldn’t thank my friends and family enough for spoiling me as much as they did.

Okay I don’t want to make this too long let’s just get into it.

We’ll start with Family;

My parents gave me money which being the responsible adult I am( yeah not really) I put into my savings so I can hopefully go on holiday next year or go on a huge shopping spree, haven’t really decided yet.

As for my brother, he’s not really the gift giving type so he also gave me money which I ended putting half into my savings and using the rest to buy the Violet Voss -Matte about you palette. I had no intentions of buying this palette until my friend Rose ( she’s a bad Influence when it comes to shopping) told me about the deal beautybay was having where the palette was only £30, like come on how could I pass that up I mean it’s my birthday, gotta spoil myself right- as if I haven’t been spoiled enough.

My sister came round during the day to drop off a princess birthday cake and money – we’re not gift giving family if you can tell. Like don’t get me wrong we do give eachother gifts on like Christmas and stuff but sometimes it’s just easier to give money you know? Anyway if you read my last post you would know that I went on a shopping spree for my birthday so I used that opportunity to pick up some cute stuff. Mostly home decor.

Starting in primark I picked up a pack of 2 pillow case for only £1.80 I believe

Large pink throw for £11 – which is incredibly soft I need to go back and pick up another one.

A set of cushions for only £6 – again so soft. Deffo recommend.

Also beautiful Mauve pink bralet for only £6 and a cute set of bracelets.

Then from asda I picked up a Geometric duvet set for I believe £14 but don’t quote me on that and also this cute notebook set for only £2. Not that I needed anymore notebooks I legit have so many from primark that I have laying around and never use, but they where just so cute I couldn’t pass them up.

And last but not least I actually picked up this gorgeous pink vase from Poundland. If you couldn’t tell already I’m going for a pink theme in my room.

Moving on to Friends. We’ll start off with Rose. She was the one that gave me this lovely photo frame – the picture is actually from a spectrum post card I got at Christmas which I recently rediscovered so until I get around to printing out pictures, this it’s new home. For my main palette she got me the Morphe Fall into frost palette which I’ve been dying to have for ages, and surprisingly enough is my first ever morphe palette. Really excited to start using it.

She also got me a few little things as well such as the Tanya burr lip gloss in the shade Martha Moo, now this isn’t usually a shade I would go for as I tend to stick with nudes and reds but I absolutely love it, and also the Makeup revolution essential mattes 2 palette.

If you haven’t noticed eyeshadow palettes are my favourite makeup products and as if I hadn’t received enough already one of my best friend Lily also me an eyeshadow palette, Which coincidentally was also a Morphe palette. The 35 colour Nature glow palette I believe it’s called. I can tell already I will be using this a lot during Autumn, has such ” fall vibes” you know?

And she also gave me this gorgeous bracelet which has my name on it – well nickname. I’ve never been able to find a piece of jewellery with my name on it so this is perfect. Plus it comes in a cute little box and it has my birthstone too. Such a cute gift.

From Lily’s mum she got me 2 Rimmel London lipsticks and 2 nails polishes to match, and also a gift voucher to get my nails done – which was such a thoughtful gift as I’m always in need of getting my nails done but unfortunately I had a bad experience with the nail salon ( won’t go into detail but my acrylics fell off after

4 days) – unfortunately I forgot to take picture of the lipsticks and have left one of them round my sisters but one is a gorgeous bright red colour and the other is a deep red almost purple colour, again perfect for this time of year.

I also received loads of amazing cards from friends and work mates and last but not least I also received this beautiful bouquet of flowers from my boyfriends parents, which was honestly such a surprise but so appreciated.

And that’s everything I got for my birthday other than the gifts from the boyfriend but that will be in my next post. So if you’re interested you’ll have to stay tuned. That’s the end of Day 6. It’s almost coming to an end if you’ve enjoyed it please let me know and also I’d love to hear what you got for your birthday and what your favourite present is.

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7 days of Ams; The 21st Birthday

Today is the day! It’s finally my 21st birthday – well technically it’s not because I’m terrible at timing and I’m writing this a month after my actual birthday but we can pretend it’s still September. I know most people would want to celebrate their big 21st birthday by having a huge night out and getting drunk out of their face. But not me, I’d rather eat icecream and shop. So that’s exactly what Rose and I did.

So for my birthday I did the same look as I did for my 21st birthday party, if you haven’t read that you should go check it out, but obviously I’m useless and forgot to take selfies but we can just use our imagination. Kept my outfit pretty simple too, just a pink cross over top from select fashion and my black skater skirt and black boots.

What better way to celebrate your birthday than with waffles and ice cream and a mint chocolate milkshake for breakfast. Okay so it probably wasn’t the best idea because it was really sickly but nevertheless it was still so worth it.

After our breakfast treat we did a little shopping, and I ended up buying myself a few birthday treats – as if I haven’t bought myself enough birthday treats already. Anyone else do that? So here are my birthday presents from myself.

We’ll start off with the things I don’t have pictures for.

Firstly I picked up a black and white striped blouse from Primark for only £10, bargain right? Although I had to pick it up in a size 20 and it was still kind of tight – bare in mind I’m a size 14, it’s still hella cute.

Then from Missguided I got myself a few things actually. I got a pair of black coated jeans – almost a leather look for £17.

Also a “he’ll figure it out” oversized jumper as well as a west coat one for £18 each.

Then I also brought myself two pairs of boots, even though I got these a few months back I class them as a birthday present.

These gorgeous black ones are the ones I wore for my meal in the last post, and let me tell you they were a bitch to walk in. I’ve never been in so much pain, it’s such a shame because they’re so beautiful. Oh they’re from Missguided and I got them on sale for £16 I believe.

And these beauties I got a while back and still haven’t worn, but they’re from public desire for £39.99 I believe.

For makeup I got myself the rose gold chocolate bar palette from I heart makeup for £8.99, like come on how could I pass it up, it’s gorgeous. Also it kind of reminds me of the huda beauty rose gold palette but for a fraction of the price obviously.

I also picked up 3 of the makeup revolution liquid highlighters in the shades; lustre gold, rose gold and luminous gold. Not bad for £6 I’m still testing them out but I’m really enjoying them so far.

From primark I also picked up 2 of these gorgeous rose gold baskets, one for my makeup room and one for the boyfriends. I really love them, I honestly might go back and get some more to hold my notebooks, I mean they were £2.50 I would be silly not to right?

I believe that’s everything I treated myself too! I’m sure there was more because I have a shopping addiction, but nevertheless that’s all I can remember.

And that brings us to the end of my 21st birthday! But don’t you worry this is only day 5 out of 7 days of Ams! So stay tuned. Don’t forget to follow my socials

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7 days of Ams; The Catwalk

Now I don’t know about you, but it’s not very often I get the chance to dress up, so when I do I take full advantage of it. I like to think of the world as my catwalk and what better excuse than to glam-up and over dress than the day before your 21st.

In my defence it wasn’t that extra. I mean a black smokey eye with silver glitter is appropriate for lunch isn’t it? I paired the eye look with my Kat Von D liquid lipstick in the shade Outlaw, which looking back I feel like I should’ve stuck with a classic nude lip, to not draw attention away from my eyes. But hey at least I know for next time.

I’ve probably mentioned this before but I’m very into the ” Work chic” type of style right now, I think it’s just so easy to pull off and makes you look elegant without even trying. So for my outfit I kept it pretty simple; A black and white striped blouse from Newlook, Black ripped jeans from Next and my gorgeous black heeled boots from Missguided ( which will be featured in an upcoming post) and to top off the look a birthday badge.

This day was basically a pre birthday celebration/ catch up with one of my best friends since we hadn’t seen each other in a while- probably since my birthday party in July. So we’re both really fussy when it comes to food, but there’s one thing we can always agree on Italian! Like come on who doesn’t love pizza and pasta. To be fair there’s not really many nice places to go eat where we live anyway, so it wasn’t really that big of a decision but still.

There’s not really much else to say other than the food was delicious we both ended up getting a calzone, which surprisingly I’ve never had before but has made me a fan and they do an amazing homemade lemonade. I had mine with vodka and I don’t tend to like vodka and lemonade but this was so delicious you couldn’t taste the vodka – which is just how I like it.

So that’s all I have for day 4 of 7 days of Ams, I hope you enjoyed it. I’d love to know your favourite place to eat or restaurants you’d like to try.

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7 days of Ams; The balloon hat

The countdown was on only 5 days until my birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to go to my favourite place Tgi’s Fridays. Ever since my 17th birthday I’ve made it a tradition to celebrate at tgi’s.  Okay now for a little sob story, every year I go there and not once have I had the luxury of having the Tgi’s birthday experience where they bring you a card and a cake and sing to you. First world problems I know, but you know it’s not every day you can have a day just about you, so it’s nice when there’s an effort to make you feel special you know?

Lucky for me this year was different. So since we had vouchers and were in the mood for milkshakes, my friend Rose and I decided to take a long ass bus and an even longer walk down to Tgi’s.  Not going to go into much detail but the servers were incredible and so nice, we each got a vanilla milkshake and omg if you haven’t tried their milkshakes you really need to, they are so delicious my mouth is watering just thinking about them.  I was in the mood for something different so seeing at it was basically my birthday; I ordered the chicken strips as a starter and had the chicken fajitas as a main. Absolutely amazing, although I would’ve preferred if they gave you a bigger pot of guacamole, I don’t know about you, but I love guac I could eat it all day.  Whenever I order fajitas ( not that often may I add) I always forget that is comes with salsa and sour cream, personally I would’ve loved if they got rid of the salsa and sour cream and just had a giant bowl of guacamole. Okay great now I fancy guacamole.

Anyway while we were eating our starters and laughing about pointless things like we usually do, one of the waitresses – I forgot her name- came up and placed a balloon hat on my head and wished me a happy birthday. Honestly couldn’t stop laughing. Like do they make it especially for you or do they have a bunch already made waiting in the back? Who knows?

Before we were leaving the lovely waitress also came over with a piece of cake and told me that she didn’t want to embarrass me but she also didn’t want me to miss out, how sweet.  After paying we headed off on our long walk back to the bus station.

For my outfit I kept it pretty simple, Black turtle neck bodysuit from boohoo. Plaid skater skirt also from boohoo, knee high boots from Primark, and to top it all off my Black trench coat also from Primark. Kept the makeup pretty simple black winged liner, falsies and a red lip.

I almost forgot we didn’t want to get rid of the balloon so Rose decided to wear it around, the amount of weird looks she got was hilarious. It’s like people have never seen a girl with a balloon hat before. When we got on the bus, sadly one of the balloons popped I’m assuming due to the heat. So we thought it would be a good idea to pop it when we got off the bus since it wasn’t a hat anymore. So we went through the underpass and I popped it- which may I add was absolutely terrifying it legit sounded like a gun had gone off.

That’s the end of Day 3 of 7 days of Ams I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am, I’d like to apologise for the awful photos but those are the only ones I managed to take. Don’t forget to follow my socials.

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7 Days of Ams; The secret bar

Since mine and the boyfriend’s birthday are only 2 days apart we thought it would be a fun idea to have a London adventure.  I’ll skip the boring details about the 2 hour coach ride into London then the long ass train ride into Romford ( where he lives),  but after what seemed like forever I finally arrived at his family home. And let’s just take a moment and appreciate how beautiful his house is, all that’s needed is a pool and a willow tree in the back garden and it would be my dream house. The first day wasn’t that exciting we just ordered a pizza and watched a film and had an early night.

Now unlike Sam ( the boyf) I’m an early riser, so as soon as the clock hits 7am I am up and ready for the day. So that’s exactly what I did, simple makeup look. Black eyeliner, falsies and a nude lip. My outfit was pretty standard too, Mustard turtle neck from Select fashion, black skater skirt from Newlook, tights and my black boots I recently got from the car-boot sale for only £2.50. okay side note, I don’t know if it’s just me but I find it so annoying wearing tights, like no matter what pair of tights I’m wearing they always seem to ride down or end up rubbing on my legs. If anyone has this same problem and have any solutions please let me know. I say this is a simple look but it still took me at least 2 hours to get ready.
Anyway we hopped on a train and made our way into Westfield shopping centre. This was my first time visiting it and I was so overwhelmed, it is literally the biggest thing I’ve ever seen, with so many shops that I haven’t heard of. If you’ve never been I’d definitely recommend going there at least once.
I only picked up a few things, since it was between seasons it was a mix and match of clothing and honestly I couldn’t find anything I really liked. Apart from this gorgeous ripped denim jacket from Primark. For only £20 I couldn’t pass it up.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I get so moody when I’m hungry and I lose my energy so quickly. So when I saw the sushi place which I can’t remember the name of, I had to pick something up. I believe I got California rolls, but don’t quote me on that. Regardless it tasted amazing.  I’ve always wanted to go to a sushi restaurant but no one I know likes sushi, which pretty disappointing.

After hours of shopping we headed home for some dinner and to get ready for our evening plans. I didn’t take any pictures because I’m awful at remembering to, but I wore this beautiful red Bardot dress which originally is £18 from Missguided by thanks to a 40% discount code I managed to get it for only £11.80 ( plus delivery ). My black newlook block heels ( same as I wore at my party) with the same rose gold choker and earrings, and to complete the look I paired it with my stunning Olivia Burton rose gold and black watch which I got last year as one of my birthday presents from a close friend.

Now I don’t tend to go out for drinks very often – mostly because I don’t like the taste of alcohol, but since we were celebrating our birthdays early I thought what the heck, might as well. So the “ Secret Bar” we decided to go to is called Discount suit company. Okay so it’s not technically a secret bar as in you have to go through a trap door or use a password to get in, the only reason I say it’s a secret bar ( other than it sounds really cool to say) is because you would never have guessed it was there. If it wasn’t for the bouncers outside we definitely wouldn’t have been able to find it. It was literally a curtain as the main door, then you walk down some stairs (which was pretty difficult to do with my heels) then once you’re at the bottom you have to go through another curtain and you’re there. It wasn’t what I was expecting, don’t get me wrong it was beautiful, but it was so small and so packed and being summer it was extremely stuffing in there. There wasn’t much seating room so we had to stand at the bar, but I was right next to a fan so I didn’t mind. I’m really gutted I didn’t take any pictures, but to be fair you wouldn’t be able to make out much anyway, it was dimly lit with candles and surprisingly very dark. To the point I had to use my phone light to be able to read the menu. Sadly we didn’t end up staying there for long, purely because we were tired from shopping and also we weren’t a big fan of the drinks. Like for me I’ve had better tasting drinks for cheaper and I don’t see the point spending money on something we’re both not really enjoying. So we decided to head home, grab some snacks and watch a movie at home instead.

Other than the journey home we didn’t end up doing much on the Sunday, so I guess this would be a great place to part 2 of 7 days of Ams. I hope you’re all enjoying it as much as I am. I’d love to get feedback on how I could improve my posts ( other than remembering to take pictures – I’m working on it I promise) and if you have any “ secret bars” experiences I would love to know.
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7 days of Ams; The Party

If you weren’t aware I recently turned 21, on the 7th of September. So I thought it would be a fun idea to do 7 days of Ams, which is basically the 7 things I did for my 21st since my birthday is on the 7th it kind all fits.

I decide to throw myself a 21st birthday party on the 15th of July. I know what you’re thinking that’s 2 months before your birthday. But if you’re from England you would know that the weather is really shit and there’s no guarantee that It would be good weather. Take today for example it’s bright and sunny and then you blink and it’s pouring down with rain. Couldn’t chance it. Okay I’ll stop justifying my actions basically I’m just extra af and wanted my party in July.

The morning started off with me waking up at 8am to welcome the tree surgeons who were cutting down the tree in the front yard. Then I cleaned up the house a bit and did my eyebrows while I waited for my friend Rose to come round. The party wasn’t starting until 5, so we had plenty of time to clean and get ready. We headed off to our local supermarket with my sister and nieces to pick up the remaining party supplies such as food and drink. The party consisted of the usual things; beer pong , keg stands , really terrible drunken dances and to top it all off my friends and family singing me happy birthday despite it not being my actual birthday. Side note, the tree surgeon and his friends ended up coming back to the party too. Pretty cool right? Anyway now I’ve got the intro out of the way let’s get into it.

What better way to start off 7 days of Ams than with the party look. Now unfortunately due to the hype, I completely forgot to take close up photos of my eye makeup so forgive me, but I’ll do my best to explain. But as for now let’s start off with the outfit.


I got this gorgeous pink mauve dress from Quiz on sale for only £19.99 incredible right? It fit like a dream. My shoes are these black heels originally from Newlook but I got from a charity shop for only £2. But I later changed into my block heels from Newlook because they were more comfortable and practical.

As for my jewellery I kept it simple. Rose gold choker and rose gold earrings both Christmas gifts, but I believe they’re from River Island.

My hair extensions are from Lullabellz in the colour golden blonde. To top it all off I wore my flower crown I got from a little mix concert the weekend before.

Moving on to the eye makeup, I started off using the collection concealer and applied it all over my eye as a base.

Then I took my naked 3 palette and with the real techniques base shadow brush I took limit as a transition colour and applied it all over my lid. Then I took nooner to darken the outer corner, blending it a 3rd of the way into my lid.

Now for the fun part, I took this gorgeous pink glitter I got from Ebay for only 99p ( Disclaimer this is cosmetic grade glitter so please be careful) and with the help of some eyelash glue I placed the beautiful glitter on the remainder of my lid, creating an almost cut crease. Then went back in with nooner to darker my crease and blend it all in. After everything was blended, I took my collections eyeliner and created a dramatic wing. Then stacked up two pairs of eyelashes which side note I get from the 99p store and are my absolute favourites for 99p they are incredible and so easy to put on, it literally feels like you’re wearing nothing at all. To finish it off I curled my eyelashes and applied my ted baker mascara.

As for the face makeup, I don’t really tend to wear foundation purely because I can never find my correct shade, but as for this day I was so overwhelmed I honestly couldn’t be bothered to do my face, so I kept it simple. Everything I used for my face was by makeup revolution. For blush I took the first blush from the sugar and spice palette, which is like a dark mauve pink ( also my favourite and go to blush) and then for my highlight I took a mixture of the two bottom shades from the golden sugar 2 rose gold palette.

For lips I used Candy K by Kylie Jenner, and to set it all in place I used Mac prep and prime.

It was an amazing day and I’m so thankful for everyone who came. My only regrets are not taking pictures of my makeup and not Vlogging like I had planned to. But there’s always next year. I know it’s only the first post but I’m really enjoying this series. I would love to know your opinions too. Feel free to comment down below. And don’t forget to follow my socials.

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Skinny lipping review

So I know it’s been a hot minute since i’ve written anything and I could say I’ve been extremely busy, but honestly just haven’t had the motivation or creativity to write.

But here I am, back with a drugstore liquid lipstick review.

Even though liquid lipsticks are my fav and go to lipsticks, I only had a handful. And I know to some people that’s plenty but to me that wasn’t enough.

So when I saw the skinny lipping matte lip gloss by W7, in peacocks for only £3 I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try them out.

Instantly the packing reminded me of the kylie lip kits as it has the black lid dripping down onto the clear packaging. Then I noticed most of the colours are practically a dupe for the kylie ones. For only £3 that’s pretty amazing.

Honey-bunny

Honey-bunny is the darkest shade and it’s a gorgeous brown colour. If I was able to do swatches I would. But this colour is absolutely beautiful, and I think it would compliment every skin tone.

Apples and pears

Apples and pears is this beautiful dark mauve colour, almost identical dupe to Kylie’s Dolce K.

Off the wall

Next we have Off the wall, which is a stunning pinky nude, again would compliment every skin tone. And honestly my personal favourite.

Arty

Lastly with have Arty, which is your standard nude. I think this would look flattering on a lighter skin tone. And personally for me it is too light for my complexion, but that’s nothing a lip liner can’t fix.

Okay so, I think we can all agree these are all beautiful colours, and they look incredible in the packaging but the real question is Are they any good?

The formula is similar to the Nyx soft matte lip creams and has almost a whipped creamy texture. They are described as a matte lip gloss, and from my experience they dry matte quickly and have a light feeling on your lips. I haven’t had the opportunity to wear them for a long time, so I can’t comment on the wear of them, but from what I’ve noticed they only have a little bit of transfer. But what do you expect from a £3 lipstick?

One of my concerns is that when I first tried these lippies I noticed this strong chemical odour, the smell wore off after a few minutes, but it’s still concerning.

The only other down side I have to this product is that I’ve found for me, when I wear these lipsticks I notice they dry and have a grey undertone and it makes it very unflattering. But I don’t know if that’s just because of my complexion.

Overall, if you’re looking for a cheap liquid lipstick then I would suggest these, just be warned about the smell and the grey undertone.

I’ll be reviewing the Mua Luxe Velvet lip lacquer soon so stay tuned for that.

If any of you have tried these lipsticks I would love to know your opinion. Also if you have any suggestions for good drug store liquid lipsticks please let me know in the comments. Don’t forget to follow all my socials.

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Haul part 2- Boohoo

Ok so originally I was going to wait until all my orders came through and then do a huge haul, but I'm too impatient. I also have no self control and have placed a few more orders on some other sites. So by the looks of it there will be a part 3, maybe even a part 4. But I promise no more shopping! At least until next month ☺️. 

Anyway, It's taken me a while but I finally got around to buying the basics. You know leggings, tops and jeans that stuff. I thought I'd give boohoo a go because they've always had good reviews. The sizing issue is my only concern, but I feel like that's something to take into consideration with any clothing store, I guess this is why it's sometimes easier just to go In store. Although, with online stores like boohoo you can't. A shame really it would be good to go to a boohoo boutique. Anyway, I'm rambling. Back to the basic. 

First item of clothing I picked up were these black leggings.
 

When I tried them on I realised they were a bit see through and kind of tight, but for £4 I was expecting nothing less. I Was debating whether to keep them or send them, but ultimately I decided to return them, I'm sure I can find a better pair elsewhere. If anyone knows where I can get a good pair of high waisted leggings that's aren't see through please let me know.

Recently, I've really been loving the simple tee and ripped jeans look. so I've been on the hunt for some cheap everyday crew necks and I've noticed that for girls they can range between £5-£30 but for guys its so much cheaper, like on Asda for example I found a 2 pack of men's white crew neck for only £5 ( Spoiler I picked them up too, and they'll be in the next haul)how unfair is that us girls are lucky if we get one for that price.

Anyway, I got them up in a size 16, in hopes that it will be baggy and lose fitting. But boy was I wrong, they're figure hugging and cling to your body. Like don't get me wrong they're great quality ( the white is a tad see through ) and if you're into the figure hugging tops then these would be great for you, but I personally like my tops less restrictive, you know what I mean? So unfortunately, just like the leggings I sent both tops back.

Now, I don't know about you but I personally struggle so much finding jeans that fit and look right and that are affordable. so when I stumbled across these jeans on boohoo I was so thrilled. Black high waisted ripped jeans only £20 reduced to £15 because of a discount. yes please.

Did I mention they were great quality as well, and the perfect shade of black. It was the dark black not the black that fades after one wash, you feel me? It was checking all the marks, until it came to trying them on. If you didn't know already I'm a size 14, so naturally I got them in a size 14. Went to try them on and I couldn't get them past my thighs. very disappointing. I sent them back of course, and honestly I'm debating whether to pick them up in a bigger size, because like I said they were great quality. As of now I've order a pair of jeans from misguided so if they don't work out, I'll definitely have to pick up the boohoo jeans in a bigger size.

Moving on to something I didn't have to return, This beautiful anchor top.

Absolutely love it. Gives a little something extra to the outfit and for only £8 what a steal. I actually wore it last Sunday, when I went out with a friend for lunch. Paired it with my blue distressed jeans from misguided and my black mules from Shoe zone, and since it was a little chilly I threw on my black trench jacket from Primark, Looked very put together. Although it was a tad oversized and wasn't the fit I was going for, I decided to keep it because it still looked great, and it's one of those tops you can wear when you want to cover your bum, you know what I mean.

I actually order this a few days later, but since this is a boohoo haul I might as well mention it now. For some reason I didn't own a black turtle neck. surprising I know. So when I saw this black turtle neck body suit on sale for only £5 I had to snatch it up. It's probably one of my favourite bodysuits I own, it's so diverse you can pair it with anything and make it look fabulous.

Side note, I'd like to apologise for not having pictures of the items being tried on, and only having the website pictures, I need to get better at taking photos so once I do I'll make sure to use them. I was actually thinking about maybe doing a look-book with all the items I recently purchased, if anyone would be interested, let me know.

Overall, I think boohoo is a really great place to find affordable yet fashionable items, you just have to be wary of the sizing and sometimes the quality, but I feel like you could say that about most places. I'm just hoping the return/ refund will be quick and easy. speaking of, this is slightly off topic, but if you saw my last post you would know that I returned my pretty little thing order almost a week ago and I'm yet to have any confirmation that they have received it. I tried to send them an email, and all I got back was a message saying they had received the email, and they still haven't got back to me. Has anyone been through the process of returning something to pretty little thing, just wondering if they do let you know when you're getting a refund.

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Haul part 1-PrettylittleThing, Missguided and Public Desire

I thought I’d start up my blog again, it’s been a good 3 or so years, and after what seemed like forever I finally had the idea of doing a haul! I guess you could say it’s a first impressions too. Enough rambling, let’s get straight into it.

  • Public Desire

The first thing I picked up a few days ago were these gorgeous pink sock boots from Public desire, originally £39.99 plus postage. But with whatever discount deal they had at the time I managed to get them cheaper. I absolutely fell in love with them on the website and when the arrived ( super quick may I add) I was in love with them in person too. Until, I tried them on, that’s when I realised they had a terrible zipper. But that hasn’t discouraged me, however I would recommend sizing up in these boots if you have wide feet like I do. Although I haven’t actually worn them outside yet ( I’m waiting for a special occasion, can’t wear a beauty like these just anywhere) I would say they are extremely comfortable. I’m deffo going to buy the black pair when payday rolls around. 

£39.99 – Universel cracked suede ankle boot

  • Pretty little thing

Okay, so my intentions were to have a positive review post, but you know shit happens and things don’t go to plan! So the next 3 items I bought were from pretty little thing. And believe me when I say I was excited for these items, and what influenced my browsing was this Instagram post 

£12- Candy pink triple frill sleeve shirt dress

Just look at how stunning she looks in that dress! So of course I had to have it as well, and I was so thrilled when I found out it was on sale for only £12! It went straight into my basket as well as these yellow paper bag trousers and the iconic top.

£15 – Yellow floral paper bag trousers 

£10 – White iconic slogan top

It was also free next day delivery, exciting right? Ok So I’ve visited the website several times and I’ve never actually bought anything from pretty little thing before, until now obviously. I was sooo excited for these items to arrive, I had the outfits all planned in my head and everything and now they’re here i am so disappointed. I wish I researched the site and read reviews beforehand.

 Firstly the dress, I don’t know how she managed to get it to look so damn cute but mine looks like a pink sheet with tissue paper sleeves. It barely covers my bum and no matter what underwear I wear you can still see through it, and it has no shape to it what so ever also extremely tight. So that was disappointing. 

So then I took the iconic top out the packaging. It was huge, could fit two of me in there. Now I’m a size 14, and I always get larges because you know with clothing companies they normally make everything so tiny ( which I’m yet to understand, if anyone knows why they do this please let me know) but ironically this top was longer than the dress I bought. I should of checked the measurements, but yeah doesn’t look as cute in person, or atleast on me.

And then, we get into my favourite thing of the order the trousers. I mean the dress was the reason I was on pretty little thing, but these trousers are what influenced my purchase. Like ok they’re a bit out there, and totally out of my comfort zone, but I like to test the boundaries once in awhile. I was so looking forward to these, they looked absolutely gorgeous on the site. I already had my outfit planned out, I even had a pair of shoes lined up ready to pair with them. ( I’ll most likely purchase them from public desire though)  and then just like the others, I opened up the package, and I was beyond disappointed. 

Let me start with what drew me to these trousers it was the gorgeous yellow colour, I feel like yellow is such a bright vibrant colour and looks amazing in summer. Ok so I know sometimes the colours look different on the website, but these were completely different, they were orange. So just off the bat that’s disappointing, but I thought never mind I can work with that, I’ll just buy some orange shoes instead, no big deal.  And then I tried them on. And omg it has to be the worst pair of trousers I have ever tried on, straight up see through, and so unflattering. I wish I saved all the Snapchats now so I could insert them, and I can’t even try them on now and take pictures because I’ve repackaged them ready to be returned. But yeah overall my experience with pretty little thing has been pretty crap, crap quality clothing, weird sizing. So yeah if you’re planning to buy anything from pretty little thing make sure you read the reviews first.

  • Missguided

I don’t want to leave this post on a negative note, so we’ll move on to Missguided. The site is always hit or miss unfortunately, but luckily for my the few items I have got from there have been excellent quality. Now it’s not like I needed any more chokers, but when I saw these two I couldn’t resist.

£2 – Black diamanté cross choker 

I’ve been looking for a cross choker for ages, and I haven’t been able to find one that appeals to me as much as this does. Reduced from £6 to £2 what a steal! 

And my final purchase of this haul, is this gorgeous pink choker. 


£2 – Pink faux leather baby girl choker 

Literally words can not describe how obsessed I am with this choker, it’s just so feminine and cute, not really something I’d usually gravitate to, but for £2 I couldn’t pass it up. 

Overall I’d say it was a pretty successful haul, minus the PLT items which I will unfortunately be sending back but hopefully the refund process will be quick and easy, and maybe I’ll have another look on their website and find some great items. 

As you may have seen by the title this is a part 1, Part 2 will be up as soon as the other orders arrive. 

I’d love to here about your experiences from any of these sites. Or any good clothing companies you recommend so feel free to leave a comment ☺️

Ams x

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