Sunday, 13 July 2014

Summer shoe wishlist!

skull dr martens // floral trainers // lace flats // pineapple espadrilles // orange cut flats // black sandals //
// off white geek flats // yellow slingback flats //

Would you wear any of these? My faves are the black sandals and the asos floral trainers.


Monday, 7 July 2014

How I edit my Instagram pictures ♡

I get asked all of the time on my Instagram how I edit my pictures. I made a super short video showing exactly what I do, as it is easier than explaining it :) Sometimes I do more than this, and sometimes all I use is the Valencia filter. This tutorial is just for the average picture. Hope this is helpful!


Sunday, 6 July 2014

Soap & Glory 'The Breakfast Scrub' ♡

I absolutely love Soap and Glory products. I think it is a mixture of the cute vintagey packaging, the delicious scents and the quality product which make them one of my favourite brands when it comes to bodycare. I haven't tried any of their skincare products yet but I definitely want to! 
My most recent purchase from them has been 'The Breakfast Scrub'. It is a thick, sugary body scrub filled with little grains to get rid of the dead skin cells and leave your skin rejuvenated and brightened. I find that this is amazing to use before shaving my legs, to make them super smooth. 

It smells like maple syrup, which is one of my favourite foods of all time! I always want to eat it. I will admit I did have a teeny tiny nibble once but it did NOT taste as good as it smells, haha.  I was almost about to buy 'Sugar Crush' but that one is a bit too sweet! If  you aren't keen on super sweet scents, this might not be for you as it can be a bit sickly.  But if you have a sweet tooth comme moi, you will probably love this!

It is a little pricey at £8, but the container is pretty big and holds a lot of product (300ml), so I think it will last a while. I also have another S&G body scrub in the mini pot, and that was £2.50 and I finished it in about a week. So I think it is better value to go for the £8 version! 
Have you ever tried this?


Friday, 4 July 2014

My Summer bucket list for 2014! ♡

Exams are done and I feel so excited for this Summer!! I have seen a few other bloggers do posts about their bucket lists for the Summer, and I thought it seemed like a fun idea! I have compiled a list of 25 things and when I complete them I will strike through them :)

dance in the rain
go stargazing
make my own ice lollies
Go to a charity shop
Sleep on the trampoline
Have a picnic in the woods
swim in the sea
take my sister out somewhere
draw a picture that I can be proud of
make a sharpie mug
go camping
play monopoly from start to finish
build a blanket fort and sleep in it
get a henna tattoo
do yoga one morning
learn a song on the guitar
build a waterslide and have a water balloon fight
walk in the rain without an umberella
make a necklace
have a teaparty in the garden
get an ear piercing
say yes to a crazy idea
get a flower press and press some flowers
make macarons
use a fake name at starbucks

I also made a YouTube video of these ideas, so if you want to watch it here it is:

Hope this made you feel summery (even if like me you live in the cold realms of England)


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Confessions of a blogger tag! ♡

When did you start your blog?
On the 27th of December 2012. I did actually have a blog when I was about 10, which is why my profile says it has been around for a while. It was called "simple but effective" :)
Have you had any past online presence before (Other blog, YouTube)?
I am on practically every social media going, but in terms of a public outlet like a blog, not really.
Why did you start a blog?
It was two days after I received my computer, and it was the first computer (and still is) I ever had! As soon as I got it I knew I wanted to do something on the internet so I randomly made this blog. I am super chatty and none of my friends are particularly into makeup, so starting a blog meant I could ramble on a bout products and likeminded people would read it. If you see my first few posts, they are so long and detailed! When I first started, I was obsessively writing posts and found it so hard to wait a day so I could post again (posting everyday seemed too much, haha). I was so excited!

When did you become serious about starting a blog?
This is probably a bad thing to admit, but I am going to roll with it. I wouldn't say I am 'serious' about blogging, after all I am just 15! For me it is a hobby, and a positive outlet which brings me a lot of happiness. :) 
What was your first post?
I don't think it is too bad! Haha :)
What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?
Finding time and motivation. I go through phases of blogging every day to blogging once a month (I am in the latter stage at the minute.) I also have tons of homework and school exams, and a lot of the time blogging has to take a back seat.
Where do you see your blog in one year?
Hopefully the same as it is now, just little old me having a chat about things which interest me! Maybe a better blog design, better pictures... :)
What is the most rewarding thing to you about blogging?
When people comment on the posts and it makes me feel as though I am part of a community.
What is the most discouraging thing that happens to you?
I really struggle to think of an answer to this! I think when a post doesn't turn out how I want it to that is annoying. Or if I see someone else's blog which has a beautiful layout and amazing pictures and flawless outfits/makeup, I do sometimes feel a bit discouraged and downhearted. It is a super bad trait of mine, but I am trying to stop it! This is my new fave quote: " A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms." I have this quote on my wall and I absolutely love it. Every time I feel a bit like I am rubbish, I just think of it!! :) 
What’s your lasting inspiration or motivation?
Blogging/ YouTubing is something I really love to do, and I always try to do what I love!

Hope you enjoyed this! I have a Spanish GCSE exam tomorrow, and I can't speak it at all as I have only been learning it for two weeks! When you are reading this it will be done and I will be feeling super relaxed and happy.

I tag everyone to do this!