Guess who’s back!

I’m baaaack! Did you miss me? It’s been around 12 months since I last typed up a blog post and does it feel good to get back into the swing again. A lot has happened in the last year, I graduated, got myself a job, got a car and most exciting of all…I’ve become obsessed with candles. Yeah, I know, my eyes have been opened to the wonderful world of scented things that burn. Love.

I’ve wanted to get back into blogging for a while but there was a whole thing where it logged me out of my account and I couldn’t remember my password. But six months has gone by and I’ve been magically logged back into my account. Hooray!

What can you expect from me now? I mean, don’t set your expectations too high but pretty much the same as before. Beauty stuff, food stuff, lifestyle things, etc, etc. I’m going to start with once a week on a Wednesday so look out tomorrow for something new!

5 Minute Makeup (Sort Of)

I failed miserably. Before this attempt I tried to do my entire face of makeup in five minutes and as you can probably tell, it didn’t work. So this time I decided the only way I was going to be able to do this was to time myself doing my makeup as fast as I could and then report back the results. As expected I didn’t come anywhere near the time and did it in just under seven minutes. For me I don’t think that it was too bad considering that normally that’s how long it takes to do my base makeup but it’s still not very quick.

I started with my Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream in the shade 00 and used the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to blend it all in. I like the finish that] this product gives as it blurs over the skin but doesn’t make my face too greasy. For concealer I used the high coverage Revlon Colorstay in Light for any blemishes, redness and under eye circles and my powder of choice was the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 02 Rose Blush. I filled in my brows with a Chocolate Brown Eyeshadow from my Virgin Vie Palette and set them with the Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Brown. I kept it simple on the eyes and used the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold, my Rimmel Kohl Kajal in Saddle Brown and the Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black. Standard Soap and Glory Solar Powder Bronzer to give a glow to the face, Benefit Dandelion Blush and a Maybelline Eyeshadow in Golden Beige to highlight. For the lips I used my Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist which I’m really liking at the minute as it’s my exact lip colour and gives a nice shine to the lips.

So although this was a bit of a fail it gives me the spark to give it another go and actually succeed in the five minute time limit.

Two in a row

Writing two of these blog posts in a row has taught me that I really shouldn’t miss a day. Fingers crossed it doesn’t happen again. Today has been a really good day! My friend Beth from home has come up for my birthday celebrations so it’s going to be amazing! I’m currently in my room before going out tonight after being kicked out of the kitchen for some mysterious reason, hmm….

                    Day 11: Mistake


This is just something on my big wall collage. It’s meant to say Edinburgh because that’s where the receipt is from but due to my lack of spelling skills it didn’t turn out like that. It always annoys me whenever I look at it.

It was going so well!

It was going to happen sooner or later, I missed a day. But i’m still powering through and determined to get to the end of the month with NO MORE mistakes! Today it was back to normal with the end of my two week holiday, I mean two weeks of intense work…. so it was quite nice to get back into a routine. Until I got to my seminar and found out that my afternoon was cancelled, nothing routine about that. Not long now until the big day and I’m so excited! Out tonight, tomorrow and Saturday for some birthday runtimes, can’t wait!


                  Day ten: I am…



Well today this could only be late. I’m literally so annoyed! It seems I can never do anything like this, I’ve still never fully completed an instagram photo challenge never mind one that actually requires some form of work! This watch is literally the cutest thing, problem is I always forget to wear it. I need some form of memory help…

Flat sweet flat!

After my little ‘uni break’ at home I’m back with a vengeance ready to get to work and eat those Pringles that I left in the cupboard before I left. Let me tell you, those Pringles were good…

                Day nine: Details


This is, what I think, quite a detailed wall full of random things I’ve acquired whilst I’ve been at uni. Normal things like postcards and then slightly weirder things like a plastic hanging hook that you get when you buy socks…yeaa that’s a thing… I quite like this wall now. The more it fills up the more I like it the problem is, I’m not looking forward to taking it down when I leave, 1.because it will be sad and 2. it’s gonna take a loooooooong time.

Present recieval time!

The second of my birthday celebrations took place today and it was great! A family party with lasagne (my favourite) and a chocolate fudge brownie pudding, heaven. Only problem is that tonight’s my last night at home (sad face) before I go back to uni (happy face) so it’s quite bitter sweet but I’m going to make the most of it!

                Day eight: Water


Yes, I realise that this isn’t water but WAter is a bit like WAr horse…okay so I opened my birthday presents today and got this DVD and was way too excited not to use it for today’s picture. It’s just soooooo goooooood!!!! I seriously can’t wait to watch it, again! Other presents include 2 tops, lots of booze and DERREN BROWN TICKETS! That’s right, Derren. Brown. Tickets. As you can probs tell I am beyond excited, so can’t wait for May!

The countdown begins!

Birthday celebrations are a go go! Today me and my family took a trip to Leeds to have a meal at Brown’s and it was soooooo good! I had asparagus and procutto to start and then chicken with some other stuff for main. With a lovely dark chocolate brownie to finish off, yum! Of course there was also a latte to finish it off! 

               Day seven: Utensils


This day has made me really want some new make up brushes. One day a few weeks ago I went into Boots and nearly had a break down at the new range of Real Techniques brushes that were on offer. All of my will power was used to stop myself from grabbing them all and running to the till. Problem was I was waiting for my birthday money so I’ll be really upset if when I’m ready to buy they’ve all gone! I will get you one day retractable bronzing brush…

The early bird catches the worm…I missed it…

Today was the day of the best sleep ever. I don’t even know what was good about it but I woke up at 11:15 feeling so good! It’s really going to depress me going back to normal lectures that are on at stupid ‘o’ clock in the morning. Other good things that happened on this pretty good day were that I went to Marks and Spencers for a culpa. Nothing, I repeat nothing, is better than a M&S scone (at least today, tomorrow it’ll be something completely different…). 

                Day six: C is for…


…COSY!!! I’ve never realised it before but my house is so cold compared to being at uni! Either that or my body temp has just had a major shift. I’ve found myself walking around the house with several layers on as if I’m about to go on an arctic expedition. That’ll be one thing that I don’t miss when I go back, I shall be in charge of the room temperature again! Horray! 

Off the wall (or through it)

First day back, looking forward to a nice lie in, life is good. Cue 8:30 the sounds of the worlds biggest drill about to burst through my wall! What a lovely thing to wake up to, but it didn’t disrupt my sleep that much (high five to waking up at 10:15!). I didn’t realise that getting cavity wall insulation meant nearly completely ripping open the side of the house!


                Day five: Squares

So these aren’t technically squares but today I rediscovered pinterest and I’ve become completely obsessed! Now there’s a place where I can look at all the things I love! [cough, pictures of Olly Murs, cough]. So goodbye hours of productive work and hello pictures of cute puppies!

Home sweet home!

What a day to come home, when the theme of today’s photo challenge is ‘childhood’. Meant to be. Everything went smoothly, my train was on time, my tickets printed without issues and life is good! Plus this now means it’s kind of the start of my birthday celebrations! WOOOO! Lets get this party started (phrase meant as least cringey as possible…)


             Day four: Childhood

Horray for a great childhood! Although looking through the old photos to use for this made me realise that I was a slightly weirder than average child. Sure, there are nice smiling photos but equally there are the ‘I didn’t even know that a person could make that face’ ones. It was nice to be nostalgic, especially as I’d forgotten I had these so it was nice to have a look back, except the glasses…never fun to look back on the glasses.