Friday, 20 December 2013

How I style: Hype clothing

Watch the video below for my hype lookbook!

Monday, 9 December 2013

The Christmas tag!

I'm so sorry for the lack of blog posts recently, I honestly have had no time at all and if you have been watching my vlogmas videos you will know that however I have some spare time in a lesson (oops) I haven't had any ideas either so I was scrolling through my blog feed and saw this tag so i decided to do it.

What time of year do you start your Christmas shopping?
I usually start Christmas shopping around October / November time, its hard for me because i don't get much money and there are loads and loads of birthdays around this time of year too.

Do you have any festive recipes for food or drink you limit solely to the Christmas season to share?
Honestly no, but I only usually find Terry's chocolate orange around Christmas time so its kind of limited to Christmas time.

Tell me how Christmas goes down in your home
So basically I like to sleep so my sister or my mum will probably come into my room and wake me up then we will go down stairs and I'm really really dysfunctional in the mornings before I have a cup of tea so I'll make one and sit down and drink it before doing anything. When everyone is together in the lounge we will give nad open presents. After the presents my mum usually goes into the kitchen and starts to prepare dinner, which sometimes I will help with. We then sit down for dinner and eat together. Then after that we all just sit watching Christmas films and maybe go up to my Aunt's house.

Do you have any Christmas traditions?
No not really.

Do you have a favorite festive coffee?My favorite  festive coffee hands down in Costa's gingerbread latte, i love it so much, i think its my favorite coffee of all time.

Do you have a favorite Christmas song?

My favorite Christmas song is "merry Christmas everybody" hands down favorite.

What do you do on Christmas Eve?
We don't really do much on Christmas eve, honestly its just like a normal day, usually a lazy day watching films but there is nothing in particular.

What's your Christmas wrapping strategy? Do you have a strategy?
I really hate wrapping presents I'm so bad at it, I usually leave it all until the day before and then just wrap it however..

What's your dream gift this year?
My dream gift this year was a BMX then instead my mum offered me a camera and also my black vans because I have wanted them for sooooooooooooo long!

Describe your Christmas tree. How tall? Real or artificial? How is it decorated?
My Christmas tree is artificial, i would love to have a real one, maybe when i have my own house. In my opinion its a bit cluttered but I feel like that's just because of the tinsel. We have lots of different kinds of baubles on our tree and the colour scheme is red and gold.

Do you decorate just the tree or other areas of your house e.g. windows, banisters?
We decorate the whole of downstairs, there are lights and the banisters and fireplace have decorations on, there are lights on the windows too. We don't decorate outside though because one year we did and some of the decorations got stolen.

What do you wear to Christmas parties and what do you wear on Christmas day?
I usually dress up for Christmas day or just wear clothes which I have received as gifts. I don't really go to any Christmas parties either so i don't really have an answer for that.

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Saturday, 30 November 2013


I am so excited for tomorrow, firstly because its the 1st of December and that means there is only 25 days left until Christmas and secondly because this year I am filming VLOGMAS! I am so excited to film! As I have explained in my last video, I will be filming every day and uploading a weeks worth of vlogs in one video, Videos will be uploaded on Sundays and I will be filming from 1st until the 31st of December!

I also wanted to apologize due to the lack of blog posts recently, obviously I have college which means I have tons of work to do and at the moment I am plowing my way through 9 assignments which is taking me for ever I am hoping to have at least 4 done this weekend so I have more spare time.

I'm now off to hopefully film a "whats on my iphone" video, the set up is really awward though because I dont have a tripod right now *prays I get one for Christmas* so I am currently trying to film it on the floor which is the most awkward and most uncomfortable thing ever hahah That video will be uploaded later today so keep an eye out on my channel for that!

As of late I have been very active on Instagram too which you can follow here: 

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Monday, 25 November 2013

Tag:winter wonderland

I haven't sat down and filmed a video in so long so this was so refreshing for me to get back into it before vlogmas! (which btw i am so excited for) Give it a watch!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Top 5 songs right now

 I have such a wide range of music taste, I don't have a particular genre that I like it's just kind of like "oh i like that song". I do however like Dance/Electronic music like Avicii and I love Rudimental so much.

My First favorite song is story of my life - One Direction. If you know me you'll know that one direction are my idols and I love their music so much! And I may have already downloaded the leaked version of midnight memories oops.. (If you haven't heard it yet and you're a fan of the boys, you'll love it!)

So if you're British you will have seen the John Lewis advert on TV like a million times already and its only November! I already liked Keane's version of this song so much so this was an automatic favorite for me, i love Lily's version of the song. It also makes me feel all Christmasy, if you haven't seen the advert go and watching it on YouTube because its so sweet !

Since I was little I have always loved Arctic Monkeys and recently I have been listening to this song a lot so I decided to include it, and if you havent heard this song, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!
I love this song so much, its one of my favorite songs, its so chilled out, I am literally in love with their whole album, I remember hearing the song on TV so many times and not knowing what it was called so when I finally found the song i was so excited! 
This post would not have been complete without Avicii. I'm always going back and forth with which song i'm listening to but right now I've been enjoying listening to this one because it reminds me of last spring. But yeah I am basically in love with Avicii, I have a whole playlist dedicated to him and its my go to when 'im bored or just wanting to listen to some music and i'm not sure why but no matter how many times i play his songs i never get irritated by them.

What is your favorite song at the moment?! leave me a comment below and tell me! Also subscribe to my youtube channel as i'm posting a video tonight!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Christmas List!

Over the past few days I have noticed a few people blogging about their Christmas lists so I decided to join the bandwagon and show you all mine! I haven't asked for much this year at all, I feel like because I have my own money now I buy most of the things I need or want myself, I hate asking my mum for money as she honestly doesn't earn that much herself so when I ask I feel kind of selfish.. None of the Items I have asked for are really expensive.

I absolutely love candles especially Yankee Candles, I swear every time I go in their stores I buy something, however I really do love them and would get tons of use out of them as I like to have different scents in my room! I didn't ask for any particular candles however I like the cookie/sweet scents and those which are almost spicy!

I haven't included this in the college as I really don't mind which she gets me but I am well in need of new hair straighteners. I straighten my hair most days and I've been using broken ones which are like 5 years old now.

I really want to try the real technique brushes I've heard so many good things about them and so many beauty gurus rave about them, I asked for the face brushes as I recently ordered some eye brushes from ebay.

Another thing I haven't included in the college is that I really need my phone screen fixed, if you know me and have seen my phone you will know how battered it is, (I would include a picture but the lighting is really bad as its like 7pm when im writing this) It is legit falling to pieces, I swear a new piece of glass falls out everyday!

I mentioned in one of my recent haul videos that I have wanted the black vans for months and months so because I am incapable of saving £40 I decided to ask for them for Christmas! I'm so in love with vans, they're such good quality and so comfy to wear!

I basically have no skin care routine at the moment and I really should take more care of it, especially because I wear make up near enough EVERYDAY.. I love the face masks that Superdrug do, they leave my skin feeling so soft and genuinely makes it feel so much cleaner and they're perfect for sleepovers too!

Lastly I asked for chocolate orange, it is my favorite chocolate ever and you only really get it around Christmas time which is annoying, however recently I tried jaffa cakes (is that even how you spell it?) and until then I always thought they were vile, like the thought of them actually repulsed me, but when I tried one, I basically found out that they are basically chocolate orange in a biscuit/cake or whatever they are..

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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Hype Clothing

Okay so i'm basically obsessed with hype, I am literally in love with their clothes, they recently released their autumn/winter 2013 collection and i wanted to share a few of the pieces that i love with you!

Also if you watch my you tube videos, I will have a 'How I style' video coming up featuring the hype clothing items that I own!


 This is one of my favorite new crew designs that they have, I actually tried this on in a store a few weeks back and I fell in love, there are three variations of this crew, there is this blue design, a light pink design and a grey design. They are all acid wash too and they look and feel great! They are a little pricey but still affordable in my opinion. This crew retails at £34.99 and when you order it online there is also shipping which is usually from my experience around £3. I absolutely love this jumper and i'm definitely going to be purchasing it!


I love this crop top, I think the colours will suit me well because they will bring out the blue in my eyes and because I have cool toned skin the gold would compliment me well. I personally find all hype's designs a little weird but I feel like they're eye catching which draws me to them, if you were to ask me why I like hype I honestly would not be able to tell you because I honestly don't know myself. This retails at £24.99 which I think is a little over priced for a crop top however the material that their clothes are made from is amazing quality which kind of makes me feel like its okay to pay that much for it.


I love the colours on this dress, its so edgy and out there and it fits my style perfect I like how its so different to anything you would see in the shop's and I don't think many people would wear something like this but I am in love with it and it would be perfect for going out in when I turn 18! I'm so excited to purchase this, its my favorite item in the 'ladies' section. Again however it is a little pricey at £29.99 but like before their material is such good quality I will pay that little bit extra for an item of clothing. I would pair this with my black hype beanie (which got stolen in college and I am very unhappy about because now I have to buy another) I think they would go together perfectly!


Recently I have been searching for a winter hat to wear and i think this is perfect, the quality of it from the picture looks absolutely amazing and it looks like it would keep your head super warm. I also like how its kind of long (if that makes sense?) because the bobbley bit will hang down and wont stick up with I like. When the new autumn/winter collection was posted the prices of the beanies and hats went up by around £2 which annoyed me a little but hey ho, this retails for £14.99 and would look great on!

All the items shown can be purchased either on or in selected Topman stores in the UK. Shipping is world wide too.

Be sure to keep an eye out for my 'how I style: Hype clothing" video on my channel it will be out soon, and please subscribe, when I reach 1000 subscribers I will be doing a give away for all you lovely people to say thank you and who knows I might just give away some Hype clothing items


Tuesday, 12 November 2013


Naked 3 palette!

For a while now there has been speculation about a new Urban Decay naked palette, when it's released it will be the third naked palette. Many people have been saying it's true where as others think it's false. However Urban decay have confirmed it to be true!!! Im so excited because they are all beautiful palettes, i do not own one myself right now due to my lack of money from my love for clothes however i plan on buying them, which one for now i’m unsure of but we’ll see.

If you didn't already know the naked 3 palette was accidentally sold in a sephora in france for a few hours and a few beauty bloggers managed to get their hands on it before it was taken back down! I have read tons of information from several other blogs and thought I would let you all know what i have found.

Firstly the palette will be around 45 euro which is around £30 and 50$ so around the same price as the other two naked palettes! (if you're poor like me that is not cheap at all). No one seems to know the release date but it will most probably be after january 2014. The colours in the pallete are more similar to the naked 2 palette than the naked 1 however they're more on the rose gold side and quite shimmery!

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Monday, 11 November 2013

Style trend | Parker coats !

So ive been weighed down with assignments for the past few days and i needed a break so i took my dogs for a walk. I love autumn, especially because i get to wear my massive oversized parker coat again, i love pairing my faux leather legging with my converse too, its so comfy and makes you look like you made some effort with your outfit when all you really did was throw on a tshirt and some leggings!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Review | Primark false nails

I recently went shopping to Liverpool and whilst there i was on a mission to find cheap and affordable false nails. In Primark i found nails for £1.00 so i decided to pick a few up and review them for you all.

The sizing of the nails are actually perfect for the size of my fingers, although they were quite long so i just filed hem down. The glue that you get with the nails is not very durable so i basically just use superglue **WARNING: if youre going to use superglue to glue your nails on be very careful not to get it on your skin and if you do glue your skin together put it under hot water and use nail polish remover to remove** i find using super glue is way more durable than nail glue and my nails usually stay on for around 3-5 days.
When i was gluing the nails on a few would slip and i found that the coloring of the nails went all over my hands which im hoping comes off or i’m stuck with black all over my hands which will not be fun.

I’ve had the nails on since this morning and over all i would say for £1 they’re pretty good and i probably will purchase more purely because they’re so cheap and pretty good quality. I recommend that you give them a go!