Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!

With everyone thinking of New Year's resolutions, and many probably already broken, it's nice to think of a new year as a fresh start. So good luck to you with keeping up with your 2014 hopes and dreams.

I also hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, I enjoy reading what other people got, mainly because I'm nosey, but also because I love to see what products are out there that I either haven't heard of or have just not tried yet so please leave a link below if you'd like me to read your "what I got for Christmas post". 

For my main Christmas present, my parents offered to pay part of the contract of my phone. I recently got the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which I absolutely love!! The deal I got was from Carphone Warehouse on O2 and if you are coming to the end of a contract, it is definitely something I would suggest looking at. 

I also got some Benefit makeup and a few other bits and bobs. From other family members I asked for money and I also got a few extra treats thrown in!

I wish you all the best in 2014!!


Saturday, 7 December 2013

University Update

These past few months have been pretty hectic. Moving to university is a big step and I have definitely learnt a thing or two including how to keep my room relatively tidy which is a bit of a problem back home!! 

University is hard work, well my course definitely is. I have a lot of contact hours but it means that I enjoy my free time even more. Nights out, meeting new people, generally living a student's life is great.

I can't guarantee I'll have the answer but if any one has any questions I will try my hardest to answer them, just leave a comment below.

Look out for more uni posts in the future!


Monday, 18 November 2013

Superdrug haul

I told myself this month that I was only going to buy the essentials, that was until I saw Superdrug doing free delivery on orders over £10 so I thought, £10 should cover the essentials and spending around £10 turned into me seeing everything on the website and wanting it and spending a bit more!! Woops

So here are the items I bought from

MUA Eye shadow palette in Undressed, the Sleek eyeliner ink pot (black), and the Collection 2000 Extreme 24 hour felt tip liner

Superdrug 3-in-1 Base coat, ridge filler and growth enhancer (right) and Superdrug 2-in-1 Top coat and nail hardener (left)

Neutrogena pink grapefruit daily scrub (left) and facial wash (right)

Pantene Pro-V Shampoo (left), Spilt end serum (centre) and Conditioner (right)

Imperial Leather Japanese Spa shower cream.

The MUA palette is a very good dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I own the Naked 2 and would love the original Naked palette but I thought I would settle for this one for now. Look out in the future for a full review! Usually I use felt tip liners and my Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner has just ran out so the Collection Felt Tip Liner looked great online. It is only £2.99 and it comes in 3 other colours too! The Sleek eyeliner ink pot was a bit of an impulse buy, I wanted to try something new. I haven't tried it out yet but I'll tell you how I get on.

The Superdrug base and top coats were a cheaper alternative to some of the brands I normally use, again, I just wanted to try something new!

The Neutrogena facial wash was a repurchase as I like the smell and the texture but I bought the daily scrub as an accompaniment to the facial wash. 

The Pantene Pro-V Shampoo and Conditioner are great for my hair, I love the smell too. I haven't had the split-end serum before and so far, so good.

Imperial Leather products always smell good, I haven't had the Japanese Spa scent in a while as I am always changing my shower gel (and I can never say no to a 95p shower gel!)


Sunday, 10 November 2013

John Lewis Christmas Advert

There are 2 signs that Christmas is coming... the Coca Cola advert and a more modern addition, the John Lewis advert. I have now seen the John Lewis advert and thought I'd share it with all of you, just in case you haven't had a chance to catch it! It's called The Bear And The Hare.


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Liebster Award

I've finally had enough time to start writing this post, I have been nominated three times now so I will answer all three sets of questions then ask 10 of my own. For those of you who haven't heard of the Liebster award, if you are nominated you are answer 10 questions that were asked by your nominator then you nominate 10 blogs to answer 10 questions that you make up, however sometimes the rules change, I guess it's a bit like Chinese whispers, and one of my nominations asks me to state 11 facts about myself. The blogs you nominate must have less than 200 followers! And you must mention the blog that nominated you.

So let's get started...

Thank you to:

Emma's questions:

What's your favourite Christmas film?
It would have to be Home Alone, I remember the first time I ever saw it and it was when I was a little kid, sitting in the living room with my family. I think the film is quite funny as well!

If you could change your name to anything what would you change it to?
I love my name, apart from the fact that everyone spells it wrong unless I tell them how to spell it, Catherine, Cathryn, Kathryn, Katharine etc. So I guess I would pick a name like Grace which is actually one of my middle names.

What was your favourite song as a child?
Don't judge me but when I was younger we had a cassette of Cher's Believe and I remember singing to it and playing it on repeat. I also used to like the Spice Girls and I used to have their film.

Favourite scent at the moment?
It would have to be CK One Shock, I got a sample of it in a magazine I think, and I have now purchased a bottle purely because I like it so much.

Who is your idol?
I really admire my parents. I know that I am very like my Dad, in some ways we are too similar but I can also see certain traits in my Mum that I know have been passed down to me. My Dad studied 3 out of 4 of the same A-Levels as me and said he would've chosen the same 4th one if they offered it at his school.

Who is your Girl crush?
Selena Gomez, her hair is absolutely stunning, to be honest I think I'm just jealous of it.

If you could be anywhere in the world right now where would you be?
Back in Corfu for definite! Well as long as they don't have any rain.

What's is your favourite beauty product you continually use?
Natural Collection Pressed Powder, I have repurchased this product time and time again and I absolutely love it! 

Where do you see your self in 7 years?
In 7 years I will be 26 so hopefully I will have settled down in a nice little house, possibly be married with kids, but if not then it wouldn't bother me. I would rather wait for the right man to come along than settle for someone half decent!

What's your favourite pair of shoes and why?
My black wedges, they were from Primark but they are easily the comfiest pairs of heels I have ever owned. And they go with pretty much everything.

Nicola's questions:

What was your last purchase?
My last purchase was in Superdrug and I bought the Barry M Gelly nail paint in Orange and the Barry M Nail Art Pen in black. In my freshers they had a themed night (Pangea - Cirlce of Life) so I painted my nails like this:

What's your favourite item of clothing?
It's only a recent purchase but I am in love with my pink fluffy knitted jumper from F&F at Tesco. [link] I usually wear it with either black or dark wash jeans and a long chained necklace.

What's your favourite type of chocolate?
Kinder Bueno - I could eat them all day.

Why did you start blogging?
I had read a lot of other blogs and I wanted to see if I would enjoy writing one too (which I do!) I have started a couple before but had never really researched what other people write about, I was a bit lost in the blogging world. Now I try to blog as often as I can because I know I enjoy it so much.

One thing you can't live without?
My iPod touch and wifi. At the halls I am living in, there is no wifi so I have turned my laptop into a hotspot to effectively create wifi! I listen to my iPod wherever I am so I just would not be able to live without it.

How many pillows do you sleep with?
At home I sleep with 2 and an V shaped pillow but I accidentally left it at home when I moved so I am currently sleeping with 2.

Do you have any phobias?
Being trapped, not that anyone likes it, I just have the biggest fear of waking up in a coffin and being buried underground, or being stuck in a lift for hours.

Favourite designer/brand?
Ted Baker because I love the designs of his bags.

What perfume are you currently using?
I am switching between two at the moment, CK One Shock (as mentioned before) and Vera Wang Princess

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
As this is similar to one of Emma's questions I will answer it again but I would choose America this time, probably LA!

Alicia's Questions

What's your favorite song at the moment?
Ellie Goulding - Burn

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
If not Corfu or America, then I think I would like to go to Spain.

Celebrity crush?
Channing Tatum, I would happily watch Step Up and Magic Mike all day long.

Would you rather live in the country or in the city?
Is it cheating if I say in the suburbs? It's where I live at the moment and it's great, it's not so remote in the country that everyone knows everyone else's business but you get to know your neighbours, and there's enough to do without it getting too busy. Central London is only about a 30 minute train journey away so it's easy enough to pop in!

What's the first thing you notice about people?
Their hair, I think it's because I'm particularly fussy with my hair so I look at other people's.

What is your favourite dessert?
This is tough because I prefer savoury to sweet but I guess my favourite dessert is crème brulee. 

What is your favourite place in the world?
I think it would have to be my bed, I love lie ins (who doesn't!) and I love how cosy and warm it is in the winter!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years time I will be 24, I will probably still be in training to be an actuary so I will be living in a flat with some friends maybe.

If you could switch places with anyone for a day, who would it be?
My sister, I've always wondered what it would be like to be her and see me through her eyes!

If you could pick 3 words to describe yourself, what would they be?
Happy, disorganised and friendly!

What is your favourite season?
Autumn, I don't like the rain though. I just like the fact you can be cosy and I also like the shades of make up more in Autumn.

10 facts about me
  1. I have 2 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs and 3 hamsters, I love animals!
  2. I have an obsession with owls
  3. I'm living in Manchester but I'm from London, I'm studying Actuarial Science and Maths at UoM (two facts in one!!)
  4. I can't sing, but I do anyway
  5. I have a sister who is nearly 2 years younger than me
  6. My birthday is the 14th of September
  7. I am a Manchester United fan
  8. I love baking
  9. I have a scar on my right knee from where I was on two scooters at the same time and fell off onto a twig
  10. I sucked my thumb until I was 14
There are my answers and facts, now it's time to nominate and ask questions:

I nominate...

And these are the questions I'd like to ask you...

1. When and why did you start blogging?
2. What is your most precious possession?
3. What is your favourite Disney film?
4. Blogging or Vlogging? and Why?
5. How did you think of your blog name?
6. What's your favourite season?
7. Favourite drugstore/budget beauty brand?
8. Take a picture of your favourite view.
9. What/who would you dress up as for a fancy dress party.
10. Who is your biggest inspiration?

Hope you've enjoyed reading this post, I am going to post more in the future!


Saturday, 28 September 2013


Wow, these past 2 weeks have gone incredibly quickly! I am now living in Manchester, studying at the University of Manchester and having an amazing time. 

Moving in and getting settled was stressful and time consuming and that is one of the reason I have not been able to update my blog for a few weeks and I hate it! I love blogging and was really enjoying doing the 30 day blog challenge but I found that I had very little time :( especially with Freshers week!!

I hope to resume the challenge next month, and I would also like to thank the people who nominated me for Liebster award and to reassure you that the post will be up very soon so look out for it!

I would like to show you my room as soon as it's tidy enough to take pictures so look out for that post as well.


Friday, 13 September 2013

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 13

Day 13 - Somewhere you'd like to move to or visit

I would absolutely love to visit USA! I think it would be incredible to do a complete road trip, visit every state and see famous landmarks. If anyone has ever done this I would love to hear from you about how much it cost and how old you were when you did it and who you went with! 

As you may have read before in my previous posts, I have only ever been abroad once and that was just over 2 months ago to Corfu and I absolutely loved it. I will definitely be going abroad more often and America is at the top of the list.

In the future I may even be interested in a house swap, maybe something like the film The Holiday but under happier circumstances!

I don't think I'd be able to move too far away from my parents though, I would find it too hard being away from them for so long, even with skype and texting it's hard enough to think of being away for a month.