Versatile Blogger Award!

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Hi everyone! I’ve been nominated by the lovely Jody from textbookgorgeous for the Versatile Blogger Award – thanks so much for the nomination, Jody! If you don’t know her already then please go and check out her amazing blog! I have been nominated for this for a while and have finally gotten to it on my list; the Versatile Blogger Award is all about sharing each other’s blogs and encouraging the incredible blogging community that we currently have.

These are the rules for the award:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate other bloggers.

Here’s my 7 facts!

  1. I love city breaks – this year I visited Barcelona and New York and fell in love with both cities.
  2. I love Orange is the New Black (season 4 please hurry up!)
  3. My all-time favourite makeup brand is Charlotte Tilbury.
  4. My favourite film is Annie and I know the words to most of the songs
  5. I’m obsessed with Harry Potter (‘After all this time?’ ‘Always’)
  6. I get excited for Christmas extremely early, normally around September!
  7. I study media at university and I’m already in my final year – scary!

My nominations are Gemma Plumb, thepinkimpact, beautywirexo and mariamuekalia! Thanks so much for reading and please check out all these lovely blogs if you haven’t already.

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Tag: 50 things that make me happy!

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Hello everyone! So, I have been gathering a list together of awards or tags that i’ve been nominated for recently and will be working through them over the next few weeks. The first one on my list is a ’50 things that make me happy’ tag. I was tagged by the wonderful Karen from Confetti & Curves – please check out her blog if you haven’t already, it’s incredible!

Now, 50 things seems like such a lot, so I’d better get started! Some of these things will be huge aspects of my life, whereas some will be completely random, small things that put a smile on my face.

1) My family. Of course, family had to come first in this list!

2) My friends. I have some unforgettable memories with mine.

3) Makeup! Anyone who reads my blog will know I have a complete obsession with makeup and i’m not afraid to admit it!

4) Visiting new places. This year I visited Barcelona and New York for the first time, and completely fell in love with both cities. I hope to be able to travel some more next year.

5) Brunch. My ideal brunch would be Eggs Benedict or something with smoked salmon (mmmm).

6) Fresh air. Nothing beats going out for some fresh air if you need to clear your head – it’s one of my favourite ways to relax. I love being surrounded by nature, even if i’m just walking to the shops or walking my dog.

7) Changing seasons. I don’t really have a particular favourite as they’re all beautiful to me in different ways. Right now, its autumn, which means hotter drinks, changing fashions and halloween!

8) Music. I’m a fan of all kinds of genres. Right now i’m listening to some R’n’B, which is probably my favourite.

9) Exercise. I do have a love-hate relationship with exercise, but right now i’m loving it and always feel better afterwards.

10) Getting a takeaway! I know, slight contrast to my previous point – but it’s all about balance, right? Sometimes I just love getting a takeaway and relaxing in front of the television in the evening.

11) Reading. I’ve loved reading since I was a child. My favourite genre is fantasy/fiction and i’m currently reading The Girl With All the Gifts – it’s a zombie novel mostly told from the viewpoint of a child and it’s incredible.

12) Fashion. I love clothes and putting outfits together, it’s so exciting. Now it’s getting a little cooler, I can’t wait to get some new jumpers and skirts to wear with boots. *squeal*

13) Blogging. My list wouldn’t be complete without blogging! It has been so beneficial and i’m really glad I started. I especially love the blogging community, who make me so happy.

14) Animals. I’m such an animal lover and think they’re so cute. My favourite animal has to be giraffes – I visited a safari park recently and the giraffes were so friendly and beautiful.

15) Making new friends. I love getting to know new people.

16) Furnishing/decorating a room. This is always so fun and rewarding once it’s finished.

17) Scented candles. They can really set the mood of a room and they look so cosy whilst burning.

18) Blankets. When it’s cold out, it’s so nice to get snuggled up with a blanket and relax.

19) Dancing. I just love to dance. I’m not very good but I enjoy it anyway!

20) Singing. Another thing i’m not so good at, but it’s always so fun. I can sing pretty much every song from the musical Annie!

21) My skincare routine. It’s so nice to take my makeup off at the end of the day and apply my skincare, my face feels so refreshed and clean afterwards.

22) Chick flicks. Probably my favourite genre of film, because they’re lighthearted and fun to watch. I recently watched Clueless again (As if!)

23) Bonfires. Another exciting thing about autumn! Toasting marshmallows on a bonfire with friends is so much fun.

24) Being a student! I love student life. Living in a flat, meeting loads of new people… I can’t believe I graduate in less than a year.

25) Hot showers. So relaxing!

26) Laughter.

27) A tidy room. I can be quite a messy person so since moving into my new flat, I’m trying to keep it as a clean as possible. So far, it’s working!

28) Clean makeup brushes.

29) Childhood memories. I love looking back at old photographs and reminiscing old times with my family, it’s always so funny.

30) Shopping. No explanation needed!

31) Good deeds. It’s so lovely to do a random good deed for someone, or have a good deed done for you.

32) Plane food. I’m probably the only person in the world that seriously loves plane food.

33) Day trips. I love visiting places for the day, London being my favourite (although I end up not wanting to leave!)

34) Perfume. My current favourite is Prada Candy.

35) Picnics.

36) Youtube. It’s the best place for makeup tutorials and i’m considering starting my own beauty channel.

37) Christmas. Such a beautiful and exciting time of the year.

38) Halloween. Although i’ve already mentioned autumn, halloween deserves it’s own special mention! Dressing up, going to parties and having a great time!

39) De-cluttering.

40) The beach. Such a fun place, even when it’s cold.

41) Getting a delivery. Who doesn’t love this?!

42) Makeup storage. Yes – organised makeup makes me happy.

43) Writing lists. This is kind of necessary for me, otherwise i forget everything.

44) Topshop. My all-time favourite shop!

45) Stand-up comedy. Michael McIntyre has me in tears.

46) Seeing old friends. Nothing changes, even if it’s been months/years.

47) Reaching milestones on my blog. It’s incredibly rewarding.

48) A good night’s sleep.

49) Overcoming a fear.

50) Finishing a blog post!

That’s everything! Thank you so much for reading if you made it to the end, it’s a long list! I’d like to nominate these bloggers to give it a go:

Doves and Roses

Posh and Spicy

Degenerate Beautyy Queen

Annie’s Beauty

The Beautorialist

Real Neat Blog Award!

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Hello everyone! The lovely Samantha from lovesprinkles has nominated me for the Real Neat Blog Award, so thank you Samantha! Definitely go and check out her amazing blog!

Here are the rules for the award:

1. Put the award logo on your blog

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you

3. Thank the person who nominated you, linking to their blog

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blog

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

Samantha’s Questions

1. What is your favourite chocolate bar?

I absolutely love Cadbury chocolate bars, they’re just amazing – my favourite of them all is probably just plain dairy milk! Sounds a little boring but they are just so good. My favourite chocolate of all time, though, has to be the Guylian seahorses – they are INCREDIBLE!

2. What’s one quote you try to live by?

There’s a lot of quotes that I love, one in particular by J. K. Rowling – “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”

I love this quote in particular because, at times, we will feel as though nothing is going our way, but it is inevitable if we strive for success and we can achieve so much if we keep trying. J. K. Rowling has had amazing success, although Harry Potter was rejected from 12 publishers before it was finally accepted. There must have been times when she felt like giving up, but look where she is now!

3. What’s your favourite perfume?

I absolutely love Daisy by Marc Jacobs – it’s such a fresh and lovely fragrance. The bottle is beautiful, too!

4. What was your favourite Boy band as a kid?

Ooh, I loved Busted when I was younger, especially the tall guy – was his name Charlie? McFly were great, too!

5. What’s your favourite thing about blogging?

The blogging community! There is so many amazing and lovely people that I have spoken to since starting to blog and I’m so happy that I did.

6. Facebook, twitter or Instagram?

Instagram – I’m a little bit obsessed (okay, very obsessed).

7. What’s your favourite TV show?

Right now I’m loving Pretty Little Liars and have entirely caught up on Netflix. It’s so hard waiting for new episodes every week! Friends has to have a special mention, too – it will always be funny!

My Questions

1. Name one beauty product as your holy grail.

2. Who is your current style icon?

3. If you could only use one brand for all of your makeup, which would it be?

4. Strobing or contouring?

5. Favourite high-end beauty brand?

6. Favourite drugstore beauty brand?

7. Name one place you would love to visit (anywhere in the world) and why.

My Nominations

Danielle’s Beauty Life

Make Up World

That’s Beauty Kirstin

Christina Bee x3

Primp and Prime Beauty

Lorraine Adele

Thanks so much again to Samantha for nominating me!

The Bedtime Tag!

I was tagged by the lovely Fleur (beautyminatii) for the bedtime tag, so here it is!

What are your favourite pajamas?

I love wearing my fluffy bear onesie when it’s cold!

Current bedtime reading?

I’m currently reading Allegiant by Veronica Roth, which is the third book in the Divergent trilogy. I’ve really been enjoying the series and don’t want it to end, although I’m yet to see the Divergent film!

What is on your bedside table?

My lamp, two candles and some peach roses (my favourite flowers!)

Favourite sleepy scent?

I don’t really have a particular scent! I often buy different Yankee candles to burn and have a variety. My favourite is Pink Sands, but I am currently burning their Juicy Melon scent which is a little different for me. Normally I enjoy clean, fresh scents.

What time is your usual bedtime and wake up time?

I don’t sleep that well, so often fall asleep around midnight and wake up a lot in the night. The time I get up in the morning depends on what I’m doing that day, but I have a lot of morning lectures at university so often have to get up at 6:45!

Top 3 bedtime products?

I couldn’t go to bed without removing my makeup using Simple wipes and moisturising using the Clinique Moisture Surge! I don’t use too many other products, but if I have a bath before bed I will sometimes use Radox bubble bath.

Your most common sleeping position?

On my side.

Any strange bedtime routines?

I don’t really have any strange bedtime routines, but i sometimes get the urge to clean my room in the middle of the night!

Are you big spoon or little spoon?

Little spoon!

I tag anyone who wishes to take part!