2016 Life Goals

It's New Year's Eve and like many I have decided to view the new year with a fresh mind, drawing a line under the last year. I'm not going to lie and say last year was crappy as 2015 was a pretty good year for me. I got a new car, I passed my first year of university, I joined slimming world and lost over a stone, I made some new friends at university, got closer to those who were good for me and drifted from those who weren't adding anything to my life and if anything were a bit toxic, but all in all 2015 was a good year. Yes, there were some rough times but looking back there are so many highs in my life last year and I definitely want those to continue for the next year. I am doing a whole post related to my blogging goals for 2016 as I think that deserves a post on its own but this post is going to be all about my personal life goals for 2016.

So, where do I begin?

Handbag Heroes

I often see people do What's in my Bag posts/videos and even though you can see what they keep in their bag the things I am often interested in are the beauty products they keep in there. So today I am doing a post dedicated to those beauty products that are in any one of my handbags, my Handbag Heroes.

Slimming World Update #4

Another month draws to an end so another Slimming World Update is upon us. This month has been really weird for me, weeks where I thought I would lose I gained and weeks when I thought I'd lose I gained. My body must just be having one of those moments. Now Christmas is past us (seriously it went by way too quickly!) I am going to be back on the Slimming World bandwagon with a vengeance but until there read further to see how I got on in December.

 Wednesday 2nd December 2015 // I was fed up of gaining and maintaining so gave myself a kick up the bum and started my very own Slimming World Instagram account, my username is @paiges_sw_journey and I post all of my meals and snacks on there. I found it really helped to keep my on track and it did and I lost 3.5 lbs in one week, all I had gained last month and more. So happy and proud of myself.

Wednesday 9th December 2015 // A week of being good again however, I had assignment deadlines and as it was the last time I would see my course mates for the year we went out for dinner to celebrate. We went to Pizza Express and I had a main, dessert and a Bailey's coffee all within my daily allowance. We then went out for Cocktails and it all went a bit downhill so I wasn't surprised to see a 0.5 lb gain, but after such a big loss the week before I could deal with that.

Wednesday 16th December // A bad week kind of. After last weeks weigh in I went out as it was my last night out in Oxford before coming home for Christmas and I consumed a lot of alcohol (mainly tequila) and a lot of crap food. I felt bad and guilty so had a few Syn free days then I went to London with my mum for a night from Sunday to Monday. We both said we didn't want to go completely off the bandwagon but still wanted to enjoy ourselves so we tried to make some good choices but I wasn't sure it would be enough. I also started going to a gym at home to mainly swim as I wanted to get a bit more toned and go swimming as I loved swimming as a child so hopefully that will help. I somehow managed to lose 1lb this week and I honestly don't know how, I can only think its because the amount of walking we did in London, but I'll take it and be happy with it. 

Monday 21st December // Weighed in on a Monday today as that's the group I go to usually when I'm at home. I was expecting a gain so wanted to weigh in a couple of days earlier to catch it in the bud so then I could get back on plan. Inevitably I did gain but only 0.5 lb and I was expecting a bigger gain. I think its because I've been going swimming lots, which I'm really enjoying but being at work didn't help when I was getting crap breaks so was getting hungry and then they were handing out free chocolate so my will power went out of the window. Next weigh in is after Christmas and I so want a loss, so praying I can food optimise to the best of my ability even with a couple of nights out and obviously Christmas Day thrown into the mix. Now just to see what next week brings.

Monday 28th December // The dreaded post Christmas Weigh In. I was dreading this, I didn't eat too  bad and did food optimise but on Christmas and Boxing Day I was nibbling on chocolate and eating things I shouldn't. So it was a massive surprise when I stood on the scales and had lost 1 lb! I am so happy and just need to get back on it and hopefully have a loss again next week too! 2016 will be the year I will finally be happy with my body!

So that is my last Slimming World post for 2015! I can't believe I have stuck to it so well and have lost a total 1 Stone 5 1/2 lbs! I am so over the moon and despite not being anywhere near where I want to be I know I'm on the right track to achieve my target in 2016! I will be continuing these posts in the new year and I do want to venture out and do more Slimming World posts as it is a complete part of my life now. 

I know the New Year brings people in the new mind set of a healthier/slimmer version of yourself, if any of you are interested in joining Slimming World I would 100% recommend it! My mum, who joined at the same time as me has just hit her target and has lost over 3 Stone since July and it is so so easy!

Do you do Slimming World? How is your journey going so far?

The Christmas Tag 2015

Well it's Christmas Eve and there's nothing I thought that would be more suitable than posting the Christmas Tag on my blog! I love this time of year and Christmas time (especially as it means I get seven weeks off from university!) and thought it was only right to do one variation of The Christmas Tag on my blog.

001 What is your favourite Christmas movie/s?
The Santa Clause movies are my favourite with Tim Allen in them. It's not Christmas until I've watched all of those (there's three films in the series) I also love Christmas with the Kranks again it has Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. Such a feel good funny Christmas film. I have done a whole post on my Favourite Christmas Films though which you can read here.

002 Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
Christmas morning! I've never understood people who open their presents on Christmas Eve. We get presents from the Christmas Tree (aka my grandparents) and we usually open those in the afternoon or on Boxing Day if we go down and see all of our family.

003 Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
Christmas memories for me are so special but as it is only one day out of the year the amount of times it gets pushed to the side. My favourite memory probably has to be a couple of years ago when it was just myself, my Dad, my Mum and my sister and we just vegged out in front of the TV all day, ate so much food and slept a lot but I just cherish family time and that was the perfect day. Even though last year was quite funny my Mum got rather drunk on Christmas Eve so was a bit hungover on Christmas Day which was so funny to watch, I had to be the parent of the day for her!

004 Favourite festive food?
Chocolate log! I know they do it all year round in variations but its the best thing to eat at Christmas and as I don't like Christmas pudding this is my alternative. Also any of the tubs of chocolate they have out at Christmas are the best. We open them a couple of days before Christmas and they never last long but are just great (and very unhealthy, so against my Slimming World diet, oops!) to pick at.

005 Favourite Christmas gift?
I've had so many amazing gifts over the years and there isn't one which I can think as being my favourite! I am just really grateful for all I receive and love them all!

006 Favourite Christmas scent?
I love all things sweet, cakes and all that but I also love the typical Christmas scents. Candles wise I love Yankee Candle Candy Cane Lane and Yankee Candle Christmas Eve they just scream Christmas to me!

007 Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
On Christmas Eve, ever since I can remember, theres a group of about five families and we all go out for dinner to a pub and its just great. I've grown up with these people and they are like a second family and just having the tradition  of going out every Christmas Eve and often end up getting in on Christmas Day. It's got a bit worse the last couple of years though as the kids have grown up most of us are over 18 years old so it usually ends up into an early meal then just getting drunk off wine and Baileys, don't regret a single thing.

008 What tops your tree?
We've only ever had a star top our tree, well as far as I can remember anyway! 

009 As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
A dog. From about 7 I was always asking for a puppy and always got cuddly toys that were dogs but never an actual dog. We do have two dogs now, so I guess I kind of did get what I wanted but they weren't specifically a gift for me and we didn't get either of them at Christmas time.

010 Whats the best part about Christmas for you?
It's the family time, I just love it, especially now I'm at university its the first time since September when we literally don't have to do anything and can just all hang out together. I really appreciate family time so much more now I'm at University and Christmas is just such a great time for me now. 

I really enjoyed writing this tag post and really got me into the Christmas Spirit and I cannot believe its Christmas Day tomorrow! I  really don't want it to be over this year I've had such an amazing few months leading up to Christmas but I cannot wait to give all of my loved ones their Christmas presents tomorrow!

Merry Christmas!

Have an amazing day tomorrow no matter what you do!

Yankee Candle Haul

I have recently found myself picking up quite a lot of Yankee Candle Votives espciecally when I am in supermarkets as they have unusual scents and I particular love the Yankee Candle Simply Home range and they are ever slightly cheaper too! I thought as I bought quite a few festive scents that I would share them in a haul with you all!

Raspberry Sundae
This I bought a couple of, it smells really nice in solid form but when I've burnt it it doesn't seem to kick off too much scent, which is really disappointing. I'm not sure if it was just me but I was looking forward to a berry sweet scent that would make my room just smell amazing and this just didn't cut it for me.

Apple Crumble
This one smells amazing as well, it makes my room smell so festive and so good. Despite these all being small in size they do kick off a lot of scent. It just smells just like Apple Crumble and is so nice. 

Candy Cane Forest
One of my all time favourite Yankee Candle scents is the Candy Cane Lane scent as it smells just like Candy Canes, peppermint goodness. I haven't yet burnt these as I've been saving them to use but I cannot wait as these I can already tell are going to be my new favourite.

Christmas Treats
So I couldn't buy a load of Yankee Candles without buying a really Christmas-sy one, these one is so sweet. I usually opt for sweeter scents in candles,  and this does not disappoint, it smells just like Christmas should sweet, but not too sweet and just happiness.

Toasted Marshmallow
This one I gifted to my sister as it is really similar to the Fireside Treats scent which she loves. Its also a sweet scent but also has the side of burning but in a good way. It smells just as though you were making smores, perfect for the colder months.

I love buying candles and should definitely do more related posts in the future, maybe that will be something in my blog goals for 2016? What are you favourite candle scents?

My 2015 Christmas Wishlist!

In less than a week it will be a Christmas! Seriously this month, no this year, has gone by way too quickly for my liking but I am looking forward to starting 2016 and saying goodbye to 2015. I feel as though 2016 is going to be a good year for me and I cannot wait to see what it will bring. But before I get too ahead of myself we need to get through the rest of the month first. Seeing as Christmas is literally just around the corner I thought I ought to share what I'm lusting after this year.

Favourite Christmas Songs

Christmas is 8 days away people, 8 days!! Seeing as it is so close I have been listening to Christmas songs non stop including programming Smooth Xmas into my car, which is driving all my passengers  insane but I am loving it! As I have been listening to Christmas songs so much I thought I'd share my all time favourite Christmas songs with you today.

Lush Haul

 I finished university for the year and decided I deserved to treat myself and found myself in Lush. I haven't bought anything in Lush in what seems like forever, simply because whilst I've been at university I don't have a bath and bath bombs are one of the main things I usually go into Lush for. But I decided it was time I branched out and try some of their other amazing products.

Going Home for Christmas: University Update #2

I feel like I haven't sat down and just blurted out all my feelings in quite a while and thought seeing as I am now home for Christmas it would be the perfect time to do a university update.

The last update I did was just after my first week as a second year and that seems like forever ago now, so much has happened, both good and bad but its been a good semester and it's terrifying to think that I am now half way through my degree! Take me back to first year!

Vloggers You Should Follow: Vlogmas Edition

A bonus post from me today, I never usually post on a Monday. Something a bit different today, I've never shared on my blog any of the blogs, or YouTube channels that I enjoy to read and watch and seeing as it is December there are a lot of YouTubers doing Vlogmas so I thought I'd share my top six YouTubers to watch at this time of year.

All Things Beauty Christmas Gift Guide: £50 and Over

I always knew that I wanted to do a beauty related Christmas gift guide because thats what I personally love to receive at Christmas. But there were so many things I wanted to include, too many to put into one post, so I have decided to put all of the beauty gift guides going up on the same day! There is three parts the Under £20, the Under £50 and the £50 and Over gifts. So hopefully this will help to give you some ideas or some things to add to your last minute shopping list!

All Things Beauty Christmas Gift Guide: Under £50

I knew when I decided to do Christmas Gift Guides I know I wanted to do a beauty related one because thats what I personally love to receive at Christmas. Because there were so many things I wanted to include I have all three of the beauty gift guides going up on the same day! There is three parts the Under £20, the Under £50 and the £50 and Over gifts. So hopefully this will help to give you some ideas or some things to add to your last minute shopping list!

1 Lancome Hypnose Classic Mascara Gift Set
£22.50 on Debenhams
These gifts are such a good idea, especially if you know someone who already loves the mascara or who would love it and they get, in this particular gift set, a full size Mascara, a sample of the eye make up remover and a mini eye liner kohl which is so good seeing as the mascara on its own is usually £22! Plus the box is super cute!

2 Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
£38 on FeelUnique 
I have actually done a review on this, with close up photos, here. These are great gifts. I've actually only bought myself two of the Naked Palettes as the other two I've been given as gifts and such. They are so great for a beauty lover and the whole range there are so many plates and they are all unique so you can definitely find one to suit whoever you are buying for. This one is particularly great for this season and upcoming NYE parties!

3 Charlotte Tilbury Make Up Bag
This bag is adorable and is limited edition! I would love to have this to keep my daily make up in, it is so pretty and so on trend being dark red with gold lip stick marks on. It is quite pricey for a make up bag, but the way I see it, if you are willing to spend a lot on your make up you might as well buy a nice make up bag to store it all in!

4 Origins Superstar Minis
£35 on Origins
This set literally contains it all, a cleanser, moisturiser, hand cream, face mask, face scrub, night cream and an eye cream! Its worth £70 and so you are getting it for a steal at £35! The products in here are all deluxe sample sizes but is seriously a great starter set for someone who wants to have a full skincare routine under wraps or someone who needs to try an Origins product. 

5 Laura Mercier Little Indulgences Hand & Body Creme Collection
£20 on Space NK
Laura Mercier and their body care is well known for having a hefty price tag. These are great for someone who has always wanted a bit of Laura Mercier of luxury in their life and have just never got their hands on one of their products. This can also be split up and gifted to different people which is great about these types of gifts. 

6 NARSissist Matte/Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette
£39 on Nars Cosmetics
This palette is honestly beautiful, with four shimmer shades and then four matte shades in the corresponding colours you also get an eyeliner in this palette as well. When spending money on well known brands like NARS you know you are going to get good quality products and the limited edition products are usually so amazing and something any beauty lover would appreciate in their pile of presents this Christmas.

7 Topshop Christmas Smokey Eye Kit
£20 on Topshop
Topshop Beauty have joined in on the Christmas gifts this year and released a wide variety but the one that has caught my eye is this smokey eye kit with three eyeshadow sticks and an eyeliner. If this is anything like the rest of the beauty range from Topshop this is unlikely to disappoint.

8 Kate Spade Holly Drive Compact "Kiss and Tell"
£25 on Kate Spade
A cute and luxurious compact with an adorable quote inscribed on the top. It comes beautifully packaged and would look adorable as a compact on someones dressing table or for someone to keep in their handbag.

9 Perfumes
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum: £49/35ml on Boots  | Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum: £50/30ml on Boots
I am not going to mention too much here as I am not one to recommend scents but Ami over at Ami Rose has done a whole gift guide dedicated to Perfume Gift Sets, which you can read here. Perfumes are such a great gift to give to someone, especially if you personally pick out a scent you think they will love or something you know they've owned in the past and you loved on them. Definitely check out Ami's post as it is a great gift guide.

10 Origins Mini Souffle Sampler
£25 on House of Fraser
This set contains four body soufflés of all different scents. I have never tried body care from Origins, but if its as good as their skincare whoever receives this is in for a treat. These gifts are great as they contain a sample size treat so if the person you gift them to likes them they can purchase themselves the bigger version and if they don't like a specific scent they don't have a full size version to try and work through.

So two Beauty Gift Guide down, one more to go. They are all up over on my blog today so make sure to view them all! If you haven't you can view all of my other Christmas Gift Guides to get some other inspiration as well!

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All Things Beauty Christmas Gift Guide: Under £20

When I decided I wanted to do Christmas Gift Guides I knew I wanted to do something all beauty related because thats what I personally love to receive at Christmas. I also decided I wanted it to all be in one post but that was unrealistic so instead I have all three of the gift guides going up on the same day! There is three parts the Under £20, the Under £50 and the £50 and Over gifts. So hopefully this will help to give you some ideas or some things to add to your last minute shopping list!

Favourite Christmas Films

Another Christmas related post today and of course I couldn't do Christmas posts without having one dedicated to all of my Favourite Christmas Films.
I would be lying if I didn't say that I'd been watching Christmas films since late October, I just couldn't wait to get into the Christmas spirit especially as I had been buying Christmas presents so much earlier this year to be prepared!

Soap & Glory Haul

I recently finished all of my assignments for the semester and of course then decided to go into town and treat myself and quickly found myself at the Soap & Glory counter and picked up a few bits.

Christmas Gift Guide: Over £20

Welcome to my third instalment of my Christmas Gift Guides this time focusing on the more 'luxury' gifts priced £20 and over. Hopefully you may be able to get some inspiration for someone's main gift for Christmas.

What's In My Bag: Going Out Edition

 I thought I should do another What's In My Bag post today and specifically my going out night bag as it is coming to the time of year where the Christmas parties are coming and before you know it New Year's will be upon us. I thought I'd share what I take out with me on a typical night out and that you definitely don't need a massive bag full of stuff!

Christmas Gift Guide: £20 and Under

Time for another Christmas Gift Guide and todays is the £20 and Under edition, there is a something for everything here and all super affordable too!

25 Winter Blog Posts Ideas

Some of my most viewed posts are my Blog Post ideas posts (I have a beauty one here and a lifestyle one here if you want to check them out!) and seeing as it is now December I thought it was only right to do a Winter edition including some Christmas post ideas too. This is my favourite time of year and there are so many amazing blog posts you can do!

The Winter Tag!

It's now the 1st December, which means Christmas is nearly on us and before all things Christmassy kick off on Beauty and Me I thought I should start with The Winter Tag to get into the swing of things!

Christmas Gift Guide: £10 and Under

 Welcome to the first instalment of my Christmas Gift Guides, I'm really excited to share these with you and todays is the £10 and under edition, great for stocking fillers or small additions to another present.

Slimming World Update #3

Another month, another Slimming World Update I can't believe this is my third update post it feels like only yesterday I was writing my So...I Joined Slimming World post. Boy, how time flies! Before you know it will be Christmas and then the New Year!

Review: Got 2 Be Oil-Licious Tame & Shine Styling Oil


"Does sleek, glossy hair feel like a distant dream? Make it reality with got2b oil-licious tame & shine styling oil. The non-greasy formula with Argan Oil absorbs instantly and can be used for:

1) extra care pre-washing,
2) better manageability pre-styling (damp hair),
3) sleek finished styles (dry hair).
Journey to hair oasis!"

Winter Fashion Wishlist

I don't usually do wish lists but as I am attempting to save money and have been finding myself 'window shopping' a lot I should just share what I've been lusting after and hopefully after pay day I may be able to treat myself to a few things off of it!

Top Five Under Five: Beauty Edition

I love buying beauty products and finding gems that won't break the bank if I ever need to repurchase them! I did do a Top Ten Under Ten a while back now but thought I should do a Top Five Under Five for those times when it's the end of the month and payday is just out of reach but you still want to treat yourself.

The Harry Potter Tag

If you didn't already know Harry Potter is one of my favourite series both for books and films. After seeing The Harry Potter Tag on Georgia's blog I knew I had to feature it on my blog too!

The Travel Tag

I recently discovered the blog Vanilla Drxps and was really intrigued by her The Travel Tag and thought it would be great to do on my blog.

NARS Velvet Shadow Stick in Hollywoodland*

I was recently was very fortunate enough to be sent a couple of products from NARS. I have been a lover of NARS products for quite a while now but haven't really ventured out of what I know and own. However, after this year getting the opportunity to buy the NARS Highlighting Blush in Albatross my love for NARS has definitely grown and so I was very excited when this velvet shadow stick was one of the products that arrived at my door.

Easy on the eyes. Velvet Shadow Stick layers under, glides over. Effortlessly blends and sets the scene with a range of matte to multi-dimensional shades. Twists up on command and draws attention any place, any time. Pair with a powder shadow or wear alone.

The shade I have is Hollywoodland which is described as being a pale gold and is such a versatile shade and perfect for this time of year when I personally opt for more golden-smokey eyes.

I have tried a number of shadow sticks in the past and find they pull or tug on my eyes but the NARS one glides on effortlessly and has an amazing pay off that can be sheered out with your finger or continuously built up to make a gorgeous gold colour.

I pair this with my NARS Pro Perfect Primer and I find it lasts really well on my eyes. I often use the Urban Decay Half Baked eyeshadow to build up the colour and set the shadow stick in place and find its a perfect shade to match and makes my blue eyes POP.

I am seriously impressed with the amazing quality of these and the longevity of a product that is so creamy. I will definitely be looking into the different shades that are available in this range as well.

The NARS Velvet Shadow Sticks retail for £20 and are available from most retailers (which now includes FeelUnique).

I am really into using easy, fuss free products at the minute and this is definitely one of them!
Have you tried these yet, if you have what are your thoughts on them?

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What I'm Watching #2

My last What I'm Watching post was really popular so I thought I should share once again What I've Been Watching. I haven't really been watching a lot of new TV shows at the moment because I have quite a lot of work at the minute but there a few continued favourites.

My Go To Autumn Base

This post may be slightly too late as with the weather we've been having in England has definitely been screaming out Winter weather. But it's only the first week in November so this should still be relevant. I did a My Go To Summer Base post and thought I should share what I've been opting to put on my face now it's gotten colder.

25 Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas

My last Blog Post Ideas post (you can read it here) was really popular and I thought to go alongside the Beauty edition I did I should throw a lifestyle one in the mix too! Hopefully this help those of any of you going through a lull in terms of post ideas or just want to add to the posts you already have banked for a rainy day.

Being a Student Beauty Junkie

Hello. My name is Paige and I have a problem with beauty products.
If you're an avid reader of my blog you will know that I love all things beauty but also that I am a university student. Of course those things don't always go hand in hand. Living as a university student is hard enough with a student budget but being a beauty junkie makes it a little more difficult. However, I always love getting a bargain, especially where beauty products are involved! I thought I'd share some easy ways to help some of you save money on beauty products, whether you are a student on a student budget, or someone who is attempting to rein in their spending or even for those who are trying to save before Christmas.

Travel Bucket List

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I recently discovered Sophie's blog through a #bbloggers chat and after browsing through her blog came across her Travel Bucket List post and it inspired me to write my own Travel Bucket List. I am in love with the idea of travelling and if funds were unlimited I would definitely take a year or two out to travel. Unfortunately my funds aren't unlimited so I'll be lusting after travelling to these places until I do have the funds to travel to some if not all of these places.

Current Beauty Favourites

I can't quite believe it's been two months since I did my last Current Beauty Favourites(here),  seriously where has the time gone?! In those two months, I've moved back to university and am working towards deadlines and have lecture and seminar notes scattered everywhere! Anyway I thought seeing as it had been two months I should once again share my current beauty favourites, there is definitely a autumnal/winter theme going on with my favourites at the minute!
I have been loving painting my nails at the minute, there is hardly ever an occasion where there isn't some form of nail polish on my nails. Obviously most of the time it does have to be practical due to work. I have definitely been gravitating towards the nude-y spectrum of my collection and the two nail polishes pictured above most definitely fit the bill. First up is probably my favourite formulation of nail polish in the form of Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Almond, I have so many of this formulation in my collection. I love Barry M nail polishes anyway but this formulation is something else, without a top coat I can get a good four days chip free nails (and that's doing everything I normally do from cleaning and washing up to writing notes and typing up blog posts!) they are amazing and I definitely want to get my hands on some darker shades. Another nail polish favourite is something I picked up a whim on a trip to Superdrug when it was 3 for 2 on L'Oreal and I got the nail polish in 106 Versailles Gold. I am obsessed with this colour at the minute it looks so chic and effortless on the nails and it can look different shades of gold in different lights. I love copper bronze looks on the nails and this definitely fits the bill. I love the formulation of L'Oreal nail polishes as they take a lot to chip but they apply smoothly and opaquely as well.

Following on with the gold theme I have been loving highlighter this month especially for nights out and have been opting for my The Balm Mary Lou Manizer (I just love the name of all of their products!) to give an effortless golden glow to my skin, I love just as glowy skin in the winter as I do in the summer. A little of this goes a long way definitely, you can definitely over apply so I'm always really cautious to apply this in the day unless I apply with my fingers.

To go with my gold glowy skin I have been opting for a darker lip in the day time which is very brave for me as I normally stick with my nudes and opt for a darker lip in the evening for nights out or events. But I find sometimes a dark lip with certain eyes just ties everything all together. I have rediscovered this Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Rosewood, I'd be lying if I didn't say that I picked this up simply because of the name (PLL anyone?!) but this colour is a perfect deep pink/plum colour which can be sheered out or really built up. I have been loving this but do find I have to apply a good lip balm beforehand as it can be quite drying throughout the day.

Due to all of my lectures being at 9am this year (which is torture by the way!) there have been some very early mornings and after a late night my Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eye Liner in Nude has been a lifesaver to make my eyes look more awake and it works a treat to make my eyes look wider/bigger. 

There never goes a day when I don't wear black eyeliner my eyes look naked without it in my opinion (anyone else?) and have recently found this L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim in Black and I don't usually opt for a felt tip liner as they dry out really quickly but this one is amazing as I can easily achieve both thin and thick eyeliner looks and most importantly a winged eye liner look! 

Recently my skin has been feeling very lack lustre so I picked out my Mac Fix+ from my stash and have been spraying it on my face before applying primer as well as after applying my foundation and this has definitely been giving my skin the pick me up its needed and its so refreshing to spray directly on your face, I will definitely be picking up the smaller size to keep in my bag for on the go!

Lastly, a hair favourite from me this month. My hair when I was younger was always super shiny but as I got older due to heat styling and whatnot my hair has been looking really dull so I decided to pick up a new hair oil. I picked this up on a complete whim when I was doing my grocery shopping. I picked up Schwarzkopf got2b Oil-Vicious Tame & Shine Styling Oil and use it every time I have a shower on damp hair and my hair has been looking so much more healthier and definitely shiner. People have actually been commenting on how good my hair looks. I am so impressed with this and for such a small price tag I am so impressed!

That's all of my Current Beauty Favourites at the moment. I really feel a splurge coming on soon as I really want to try out new products and want to expand my collection (its a real problem!) so expect a haul soon maybe, if not my next Current Beauty Favourites may feature a whole new bunch of products.

The Autumn Tag!

Despite blogging for a number of years I have only ever done one variation of The Autumn Tag and that was back in 2012 (if you want a bit of a throwback you can read it here) and I did do a post on 5 Things I Won't Miss About Summer last month (you can read that here) so when I saw this Tag circling around I knew it had to be on my blog as Autumn is definitely one of my favourite times of year! 

Slimming World Update #2

If you've read my last update post (if not you can read it here) you will know last month was very much a bad month for me in terms of Slimming World, I gained some weight and it really made me feel bad about myself and I left the last post saying I was just attempting to get back on track in terms of Slimming World. Well the gain was something I definitely needed to make me realise how much I really do want to lose some weight and was a push in the right direction.

What's In My Shower?

As I've said before I like being nosey into other peoples lives, any posts that means I can get to know the person behind the blog I am instantly drawn too. So today I am doing a post I love to read, What's In My Shower. This is what's in my shower most of the time sometimes minus a few products but I'll go into more detail down below.

My Travel Make Up Bag

As I am back at university I find more use for a travel make up bag then any other time of the year (hence why I haven't done a travel make up bag post in years!). I go home in a week for about five days so need a good make up selection and I also use it if I go and stay at one of my friends houses for the night (like the night we watched the GBBO Final and Dirty Dancing and ate loads and loads of good food!). So as I have actually found a need for a travel make up bag I thought I would share what I have in it.

What's in My Bag | University Edition

Now I've been back at university for a couple of weeks and lectures are in full swing (unfortunately, so wish I could be a fresher again!) I thought I'd share with you what I keep in my bag on a day to day basis. This does vary though depending on my day and how long I'm going to be gone out of my flat so what I need varies as with anything. But on a typical day this is what I have in my university bag.

OGX Moroccan Argan Créme Review

OGX Luxurious Moroccan Argan Créme Haircare
"Hydrating Moroccan Argan Crème helps soothe and smooth the outer cuticle, nourishing dry, damaged hair and mending split ends."

Where I Blog: University Edition

 I love being nosy and seeing where people blog from! Anything to get to know the person behind the blog. Hence why I am doing my very own version today. I've been blogging on and off for a very long time and I've never done one of these posts, but since I have been blogging properly again for just over a month I thought it was time to share with you where I put my thoughts together for blog posts. This is a University edition as if you don't already know I am back at university (you can read my update post here) so have been having to try and sort out my blogging set up. It's minimalistic but I like it and I know I can really focus at this space.

25 Beauty Blog Post Ideas

I have been very organised with my blog recently, but being so organised means I sometimes struggle with post ideas that are interesting to both read and write. If you follow me on Bloglovin' I have many collections (basically where I can save other bloggers posts to specific categories, again organisation freak) and one of which is Blog Post Ideas. As any blogger will understand there are times when you do get the case of bloggers block but still need to write some blog posts. Here is where I come in, I've collated a list of basic blog post ideas that anyone can use and that should helpfully fuel some creativity and inspiration into others.