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.

NARS Pro-Prime Eyeshadow Base

This post has been a long time coming, ever since I first heard Anna rave about this many moons ago and said how she believed it to be better than the Urban Decay Primer Potion I knew I just had to have it. Fast forward a couple of years and it is still a must have in my collection which I find myself buying time after time. 

The Netflix Tag

If you can't already tell from some of my previous posts I love Netflix. It is great, so many TV shows and films all in one place and all you need is some reliable internet which in todays society is always easy to come by wherever you are. Seeing as I feature Netflix in some of my posts such as my What I'm Watching posts I thought it was time I did The Netflix Tag.

Working Whilst Studying: Pros and Cons

If you don't already know I am a full time Law Student studying at Oxford Brookes University (and yes it is based in Oxford, you don't understand how often I get asked this!) and alongside studying full time I also have a part time job. I've worked for the same company since I was 16 and was lucky enough to be able to transfer to different stores when I decided to go to University.