Thursday, 7 August 2014

I have some news...

Hey guys,

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I have some news for you...

I've decided to take a break from blogging. I just don't have the time anymore as I have a job, I'm getting ready to go to college in September and I am also a photographer, so everything is getting in the way of blogging right now, and honestly, its not the top of my priorities right now...

So, I have decided to stop for a while. I'm not sure how long, and honestly, I'm not sure anyone even cares but anyway, I'll see you guys again soon, I just don't know when.

Bye guys.
Alice xox

Thursday, 24 July 2014

My Summer Essentials!

Hey guys!

So, seeing as though England is in the middle of a heatwave right now, I thought I would show you some of my Summer Essentials, enjoy!

So first off, I have my sunglasses. These are a MUST in this weather, we want to protect our eyes! I bought these ones from Primark for around £2 in December, and I love them, they remind me of the Top Gun style sunglasses!

Next up I have my Tangle Attack. I carry this around with me in summer because if its windy, or you go to the pool/beach, your hair can get knotty and tangled, so its always best to carry around a brush!

Now these will be pretty obvious... Suncream. I am very fair skinned, so I burn so easily (I already have sunburn on my shoulders from being outside for 2 hours yesterday :( ) so I use my Avon suncream in Factor 50, and I also use my Rimmel BB Cream with has an SPF of 15 in it, so I tend to wear this in the summer rather than foundation

Next up id dry shampoo.. I carry this with me because the heat can make your hair limp and lifeless, so I use it to add a bit of life and volume to my hair throughout the day!

Deodorant is always great to carry round with you, no-one wants to be sweaty and stinky during the day, so always use a deodorant or body spray during the day

Hand sanitizer is also good to carry round. I use this after I've had an ice cream, or if I've been at the beach and my hands are sticky and I don't have any wipes on me

Lip balm... this is weird, but my lips go more chapped in the summer than winter... so I always have a lip balm on me to hydrate my lips during the day

Headphones... a must if you're travelling this summer, or just hanging out by the pool or at the beach!

Now I don't know about you, but I suffer with hayfever every summer, so I carry round tissues to wipe my eyes and help with a sniffy nose and whatnot...they're also good to wipe your hands after an ice cream!

Hair ties and bobby pins... I always tend to have my hair up during summer, and I ALWAYS have a hair tie on my wrist, no matter what. They are great if you want to shove your hair up on a hot day, or if you've just been swimming and don't want to get your clothes wet

Lastly, I always carry a bit of change with me, you never know when you might pass a small corner shop and want to get an ice cream or bottle of water in this weather...

Hope you enjoyed this post, and I hope you are all having a lovely summer!
Alice xox

Friday, 11 July 2014

Updated skincare routine!

Hey guys! So I haven't done an everyday skincare routine since about February, and its changed a lot since then so I thought I would do another one, enjoy!

So first off, I start by wiping my face with makeup wipes. I know everyone says this is bad and everything, but I bought them and I just want to use them up instead of throwing away a whole pack...

After I've used the wipes, I then cleanse my face using my Garnier Simply Essentials cleanser to remove any makeup that the wipes didn't

After my cleanser, I use my Boots Eye makeup remover. I'm not a massive fan of this, but it helps get rid of any mascara or eyeliner that didn't come off the first time.

After I've taken off all my makeup, I usually get a shower. When I'm in the shower, I use the next 2 products; 

First off, I use my Simple Triple Action face wash. I just wet my face, squeeze a pea size amount onto my hands then rub it over my face and rinse it off. I have found that it helps my skin a lot and leaves it nice and soft afterwards.

After the face wash, I use my Dead Sea Minerals Ultra Intensive Face Mask. I got this at a blogger meetup a few months ago, and honestly, I love it! You put it onto your face like a normal face mask, leave it for a few minutes then rinse off.

Once I get out the shower, I pat my face dry then use my moisturizers.  I have 2 as I use one at night and one in the morning.

I use my Garnier Moisture Match at night, to make my skin soft. I love this moisturizer and I would recommend everyone to get one!

In the mornings I use my Nivea Soft moisturizer to get my skin ready for my makeup and act as a base.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I'll see you soon!

Alice xox

Monday, 7 July 2014

June favourites!

Hey guys! So here are my June favourites for you!

Ok, this first one may seem a little (a lot) weird... but it was my birthday at the start of June, and a week before, I went to a gig with some of my friends and saw a band who I love. Whilst I was there, my friend got them to sign a birthday card for me, and this is the card I got!

All the band members (and a few friends) signed the card for me, and it means a lot to me because I hardly get to see the people who signed it so everytime I felt sad or upset I just looked at the card and it made me happy, so that's why its in my favourites!

Next up is my Summer Love Shadow and Glow palette from Barry M. I got this a few weeks back and have been loving it! The colours are so cute and look amazing when you put them in your crease, especially if you use the blue or pink in the crease with the champagne colour as a base!

Next up is my I Love... Strawberry and Blackberry body mist. I love the smell of this and use it pretty much every day!

I have also been loving my Maybelline Fit Me concealer. I use this on my undereye circles and it is fantastic, a definite must buy for everyone!

I have also been loving my Kate Moss lipstick. I wear this every single day without fail and it smells and tastes so good! I love the colour of it, and I really want to try the rest of them!

My dry shampoo is something I have been using a lot more recently... as I stopped washing my hair every day, and now I wash it every other day, this has been a life saver! I use it to give my hair some life, and after I've been to the gym for a while!

Ok, I am seriously obsessed with hand sanitizers... I don't know why, but I always have to have one with me. Recently, I've been using this one from The Body Shop, and I picked it up for around £2.50 

Now this is a weird one too... Its the 'Nail The Habit' from Superdrug. Its a nail biting deterrent, and it basically stops you from biting your nails, and trust me, it works! My nails have been getting a lot longer since I started using it

This is a product I love... its my Tangle Tease which I got from the Pound shop. Its a dupe of the proper tangle tease, and I use it when I get out the shower on my wet hair to stop it from being damaged.

The last thing is An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green. I'm only part way into this book, but I love it! I have read a few of John Green's books, and all of them are amazing! I'm hoping to finish it soon and move onto another of his!

Hope you enjoyed this post, and I'll see you again soon!

Alice xox

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Review; Maybelline Color Show nail varnish

(Sorry I haven't been posting, I've had no wifi at home D:)

So, who can believe were in July already?! This year is going by hella fast!

Anyway, I went out shopping today and came across these two nail varnishes by Maybelline. They are the 'Street Artist' in the shade 'Alley Attitude' and the 'Acid Wash' in the shade 'Mint Acid-ittude'. They were £3.99 each, but Superdrug have an offer on of 'buy 2 for the price of 3' on all nail varnishes. 

Ok, now onto the review!
I actually adore the way these nail varnishes turned out. Although, they only thing I can find wrong with them is that I had to use 2 coats, as well as use a white base coat (especially for the Mint Acid-ittude as it is super thin!) I love how the Alley Attitude (ring finger) turned out. The mix of black and blue flakes really pop with a white base. 

All in all I really do love these nail varnishes, and for £3.99 each, I may have to go back and buy the rest! 

Alice xox

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

I'm sorry!

I know I haven't posted recently and I'm sorry! I actually recorded a festival hair and makeup video for you, but I don't like it, so I'm going to re-film it sometime this week!

But do you guys want a Festival hair and makeup or just an everyday makeup or a hair tutorial? I don't know which one to do for you guys!

Alice xox

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Common White Girl Tag

I saw MakeupByMandy24 do this a while back on her channel, so I thought I would give it a go, enjoy!

1. Favorite Starbucks drink? 

Chocolate Frappe

2. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 

About an hour

3. How many selfies do you take on a daily basis? 

God knows... too many

4. How many IG followers and pics do you have? 

On my blog account, I have 106 followers and 79 pics
On my personal account, I have 386 followers and 829 pics

5. Do you ever say “LOL” or “OMG” out loud? 

I say 'Oh My God' a lot, but not OMG 

6. Do you wear the same clothing item more than once? 


7. Are you racist? 


8. How many tweets do you have? 

28,431... I tweet alot

9. Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr? 


10. What do you spend most of your time doing? 

Blogging, on tumblr, photographing different things, hanging out with friends and work

11. Who are your favorite YouTubers? 

Zoella, Bethany Mota (MacBarbie07), Meredith Foster (StilaBabe09) and Amanda Steele (MakeupByMandy24)

12. How often do you do your nails? 

Every few days

13. Are you a shopaholic? 

I would say so...

14. How many times have you watched Mean Girls? 

I pretty much know all the script I've watched it that many times...

15. Do you own a lot of clothes? 


16. Do you take pictures of your food before you eat it? 


17. Do you wear makeup everyday? 


18. What are your average grades in school? 

They were like C's

19. How do you usually style your hair? 

Messy bun... occasionally I'll have it straight, but most days I don't even brush it and I just shove it up

20. Do you always look presentable? 

Most of the time

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

What's In My Makeup Bag?

Hey guys!
So this is what I have in my makeup bag! My makeup bag is a clear one I got from Superdrug for £2.99 (can be found here)

- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent (Its the wrong lid for it, sorry) (£3.99)

Eyes -
- Primark Liquid Eyeliner (£1)

Lips - 

Brushes - 
- Fluffy brush for powder
- Small blusher brush
- Fluffy eyeshadow brush

Hope you enjoyed!
Alice xox

Friday, 6 June 2014

What I got for my birthday / Birthday haul!

Hey guys! 

So, yesterday was my 19th birthday (I can't believe I'm 19 already!) and I decided to go shopping. So, this is just a post showing you what I bought, and what I received for my birthday, enjoy!

Ok, one of the first things I got off my parents was a set of owl stationary. Now, if you know me, you'll know I'm OBSESSED with owls! I got a little memo pad with a pen, some magnetic peg clips to hand notes on, and a set of sticky notes! They are all so adorable and I can't wait to start using them!

As well as owls, I am also obsessed with How I Met Your Mother. I got the first 4 series on DVD for Christmas, and then my parents bought me series 5, 6 and 7 on DVD yesterday! Goodbye what is left of my non existent social life, it was nice knowing you!

Ok, because I also got money for my birthday, I decided a shopping trip to Manchester was in order! The first place I went to was Lush. Whilst having a look round, I noticed these and decided to get some. They are Toner Tabs, and you put them in boiling water and let it steam your face, then, when the water is cool, you can bottle it and use it as a toner!

I then went into Primark. In all honesty, I was pretty dissapointed with Primark yesterday, there wasn't really anything in there that I liked... However, I did manage to find this pair of skinny ripped jeans, which I love! I've been in need of a new pair of jeans for ages, and I fell in love with these!

I then went into Superdrug... bad idea when I have money! I originally went in to buy my mum some dry shampoo, and came out with a bag full of items and £17 down! Haha! I'm not going to show everything I bought there, as it was just chewing gum, a drink, and some cotton pads... But I did pick up these two.. Kate Moss lipstick in the shade 101, which is a gorgeous light pink shade, and Tanya Burr nail varnish in Penguin Chic. I love both of these items and I can't wait to wear them!

I then ventured into The Body Shop. Now, I don't usually go in here, but something drew me in yesterday. Whilst having a browse, I noticed these two lip balms. I picked up the Watermelon and Passionberry flavours, as they came in a 2 pack for just £3 

I then went to H&M and picked up a belt, as the jeans I was wearing are slightly too big, and walking round constantly pulling them up is not a good look! I also picked up a pack of grips, as mine seem to vanish off the face of the earth the second I put them down!

I then went to HMV to have a 'look around'.. basically, whenever I go to HMV I ALWAYS end up buying something.... This time, it was a CD by a band one of my friends introduced me to. The band are called Front Porch Step, and I have been looking for their CD for ages, and I'm happy I finally found it! If you haven't heard of them, I highly recommend checking them out, they're amazing!

Lastly, I went into Piccadilly Records, and I found a 7" single by a singer I adore called Sivu. I have one of his vinyls already, as he gave it me outside a gig, but I wanted this one ever since he announced it was being released. As of yet, I don't have a record player, but hopefully I will buy one soon so I can listen to them! 

Hope you enjoyed this post, and sorry it was so long!

Alice xox