Why You Should Meditate | Mindful Meditation For Everyone

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Im not sure if this is a blog post that most of you would expect from me but its definitely a post Ive been wanting to write for quite some time now. Mindfulness or Mindful Meditation is a mind-changing practice that everyone should do and its 100% helped me to change the way that I think and has made me feel better mentally and sometimes physically. 

Most people when they hear 'meditation' instantly think of hippies and yoga and all things vegan and organic (I use to think like that) but thats really not the case. Mindfulness is something that is tuned into us human beings and it something that can be practiced anywhere, anytime and with anyone. You don't need to sit down with your legs crossed, humming with you're hands up in the air. You can literally just sit on your sofa with your eyes closed, hands on your lap in a quiet room and meditate. 

5 Makeup Brands I Want To Try In 2017| Sleek, Tarte & More

Friday, 6 January 2017

I swear the list of makeup brands I want to try out is never ending! I made a post like this last year and its really funny to look back on now because out of those 5 brands I only tried one out. haha! You can see that post here if you would like.

Im always wanting to try out new makeup brands and items. I think that just goes hand in hand with being a beauty blogger. The thing is though since Ive been blogging my urge to try new products has drastically grown which isn't good for my bank account. However, Ive come to the point now where I will only buy a makeup item that I really really want and have researched rather than just buying something for the sake of it.

My Reading List for 2017

Monday, 2 January 2017

This is something not many people know about me but I love reading. Im a book worm. Ever since I was a little girl I would always have my head in a book or a magazine. I think I read every single Jacqueline Wilson book in my early teens ('Kiss' was my fave by the way) and I actually met her on a school trip once and I could've died I was so excited! I still have her autograph in my memory box.

One of my goals for this new year is to read at least 15 new books. Its actually been my goal for the last two years and I never completed it but this year I have promised myself to take the time out to read everyday.

2017: My Personal Goals For The New Year

Friday, 30 December 2016

How cute is this banner from Bloomingville.com?!! 

In less than two days we will be saying goodbye to 2016 and Im sure a lot of people cannot wait to wave bye to this challenging and life changing year. Ive had a pretty 50/50 year. Ive had some really great highs and some really crappy lows. Ive been able to travel, been to loads of incredible concerts and I conquered a lot of my fears but Ive also had a lot of different lows. Ive been battling a lot with my illness towards the second half of the year and its made me appreciate all of the highs that came just before my flare up.

I specifically named this post my goals for the new year because rather than new year resolutions. I find that resolutions are something that is forgotten by the end of January and Im a firm believer that every day is a fresh start and you don't need to wait for a new year to make a change. Im always making new goals for myself and if you want something you should aim for it now. 

My Most Loved Makeup Products of 2016 | Benefit, NYX, Urban Decay & More

Thursday, 22 December 2016

2016 has been quite the year! There have been so many new makeup releases and I have discovered some incredible makeup brands and products thanks to the beauty blogging world. Ive probably (definitely) spend too much money on makeup this year but I don't smoke, drink or party so I spend my money on makeup instead. And coffee of course! Mmm I am craving Costas salted caramel cappuccino right now. If you havent tried it you should drive to costa asap and buy yourself one and you can thank me later!
The other day when I was moving rooms, which was very stressful might I add, I was re-organising my makeup and I noticed how many new pieces I had bought this year so I grabbed all of my favourites and pilled them up in a basket ready for this post. And blimey, I have a lot! I pretty much use most of these products every single day without fail unless Im going for a different lip or base but honestly thats pretty rare. So if you're ever interested in my "everyday" makeup, it is all shown here.

6 Easy Ways To Take Better Blog Photos

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Its quite embarrassing looking back at my old blog photos. You can look back at them at your own risk because they were truly terrible! And although I still have a lot to learn and my photos are no where as good as I would like them to be, I have improved. Thank goodness! So Ive listed 6 small tips that I use to take my photos.

Just to touch on my photography 'style' a little, I really like bright photos. They are a lot more appealing to the eye and they look more professional in my opinion. And the camera I use is the Canon camera. I actually had this camera a couple of Christmases ago and I had no idea how to use it until about a year ago. When I first got it I thought it was broken because it kept turning off but turns out I was just pressing the off button every time I went to snap a pic. Thats just how tech-savvy I am guys! Haha!