Skin Care Gift Sets...

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There are some incredible skincare gift sets out there this Christmas many of which I'd be happy to find under the tree on Christmas morning, in particular the Charlotte Tilbury gem listed below!

There are so many more amazing sets out there but these are my favourites.
Which of these would you like to find underneath the tree?
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Beauty Gift Sets...

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Who doesn't love a good beauty gift set? I know certainly do! Every year, as Christmas approaches I get excited about what sets brands will be bringing out and this year definitely hasn't disappointed.

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Recipe: Party Ring Tray Bake...

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A few months ago, I saw this delicious creation over on Benefit's Instagram and despite not knowing what it actually was or what it contained, I decided to have ago at baking something similar myself and that's where Party Ring Tray Bake came from!

Ingredients:
For the base
3 tablespoons butter
1 pack of marshmallows
6 cups of rice krispies

For the topping
2 large bars of white chocolate
1 pack of party rings

Instructions:
Step One // Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a pan on a low heat. 
Step Two // Once the butter has melted, mix in the marshmallows - continue to stir to ensure they don't stick to the pan and burn.
Step Three // Turn off the heat and mix in the rice krispies until fully coated.
Step Four // Press the mixture into a tray and leave to cool in the fridge - this takes about 1 hour. 
Step Five // Once your base has set, melt your 2 bars of chocolate over a pan. Then pour this over your topping.
Step Six // Whilst still melted, break up the party rings and scatter them on top of the chocolate.
Step Seven // Leave to cool and then cut into squares. 

I was very pleased with how this turned out and it tasted yummy!
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Best of Black Friday...

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Black Friday marks the start of a weekend filled with savings and in the lead up to Christmas this can be helpful for a lot of people. Over the next few days, most retailers will be offering discounts on their products and services so in today's post I've put together a list of one's that may interest you. 
ASOS | 20% off pretty much everything
Enter the code CYBER up until 8am on Tuesday 1st December

Amazon | up to 50% off
Watch out for 'lightning deals' which will be posted frequently

All Saints | 30% off
Promo code CYBER

Boots | up to 50% off
Look out for gift set discounts

Cult Beauty | various money off offers
£10 off £60 (MERRY10), £20 off £100 (MERRY20), £45 off £200 (MERRY45), £75 off £300 (MERRY75)

Debenhams | various offers available 

Feel Unique | numerous offers running
Includes beauty, skincare, gift sets, perfume & more

House of Fraser | up to 50% off
Includes all departments 

M&S | between 30% & 50% off
Includes most departments

Miss Selfridge | up to 50% off

New Look | up to 50% off

Office | 20% off & free delivery
Discount code SNOW (excludes some Adidas, Nike and other brands)

Selfridges | up to 20% off 
Online code (SELFCCE) can be redeemed up until Sunday 29th November 

Topshop | up to 50% off

Topman | up to 40% off 

Urban Outfitters | up to 50% off

I'll continue to update this list over the next few days with anymore offers I find. Please let me know if there's any good one's I've missed out! 

Happy shopping! 
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Christmas Advent Calendars 2015...

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It's that time of year when the Christmas Advent calendars start to arrive in the stores, and I'm not talking about the chocolate ones! I've compiled together a few of the ones that have taken my fancy but there's a lot out there!

Every year, Selfridges release a fantastic beauty advent calendar and this year is no exception. Filled with 24 minature treats worth £226 it's an absolute bargain for any beauty fanatic out there featuring brands such as James Reed, Caudalie and bareMinerals. 
Available: NOW!

This one's a pricey one but it's so worth it. This indulgent calendar from Jo Malone is filled with 24 luxuries including colognes and body cremes perfect for any fragrance lover.
Available: NOW!

The Body Shops Beauty Calendar is full of lots of fantastic beauty treats including bestselling body and face care as well as some of their latest additions making the count down to Christmas that little bit more exciting. 
Available: NOW!

To the delight of myself and many other girls, Charlotte Tilbury has brought out an advent calendar and it looks amazing. It's the perfect way to discover Charlotte's make up with each day revealing a product from her award winning collection including her renowned Magic Cream.
Available: NOW!

This advent calendar contains a whopping £400 worth of products including eleven full-sized products and deluxe samples. This years calendar featured brands such as Eve Lom, Diptyque, Surratt and Dr Sebagh. 
Available: NOW!

If you'd like to get your hands on one of these calendars you'd better act fast as they're pretty much guaranteed to be a sell out!
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Back from a Blogging Break...

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Some of you may have noticed (then again maybe not), I've been absent from my blog lately; for almost two months now, I haven't updated my content and life just seemed to take over. 

Back in September, my Nana was taken into hospital and was very ill (thankfully she's fine now) and then the following week I went back to university into my second year and since then, I feel like I haven't had a moment to myself.

My motivation levels completely dropped and my stress levels rose, I wanted to blog but at the same time I didn't. I was seriously lacking in inspiration for posts and didn't want to just upload posts for the sake of it, when I knew I wasn't happy with them. 

Despite still being bogged down with uni work, I finally feel motivated to start blogging again as it's something I really enjoy doing so hopefully from this week, I'll be back to my usual 3 posts per week (Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's).

Hopefully I'll be back into the swing of things soon!
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What I Got For My 20th Birthday...

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On Thursday the 10th September, I turned 20, the years just seem to be flying by, it doesn't seem 5 minutes since I  was becoming a teenager and now my teenage years are over. Rather than dwell on the fact I'm no longer a teenager,  I decided to put together a list of things I'd like to do in my 20's which you can read here.  

I love seeing what people receive for their birthday's so in today's post I thought I'd share with you what I received. 
I am so grateful for everything I received from my amazing family and friends. And had a lovely birthday spent with them. 
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5 Things I Want To Do in My 20's...

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Tomorrow I turn 20 which is quite a scary thought considering it feels like yesterday, I was turning 10 (yep everyone remembers the excitement of reaching double figures!) I'm not quite sure how I feel about turning 20, to be honest, I would have been quite happy remaining 18 but wouldn't a lot of people?!
However, I am quite excited to see what the next 10 years of my life bring; a lot of people say your twenties are the 'defining decade'. In today's post, I'm going to share with you 5 things I'd like to do in my twenties...

Graduate and get job I love (but don't settle) | start my second year at university in twweeks time meaning I'm only two years from graduating (one if I don't do a placement). Once I've finished my degree, it's too early to say whether I plan on doing a masters but regardless, I hope to find my dream job in my twenties and keep working my way up the ladder.

Get over my fear of flying and travel | I've never been on an aeroplane (yep, that's right, never!) Therefore, I can't really say it's the flying I'm scared of, more fear of the unknown I suppose. In my twenties, this is definitely a fear I want to overcome because I feel like I'm missing out on so much beauty in the world. When I do eventually get myself onto a plane, I'd love to visit Italy, New York, and Australia. 

Take care of my body | Everyone comes in different shapes and sizes (it would be a very boring world if we all looked the same!) So at 19 years and 364 days old, I think it's finally time for me to accept I'm never going to be super skinny. Just over 3 months ago, I rejoined my local gym and I've discovered a new love for fitness, I try to go at least 3-4 time a week and spinning has got to be my new favourite thing to do - I actually look forward to going! In my twenties, rather than constantly focusing on my body hangups, I want to learn to accept my body (flaws an all) and take care of it rather than striving for something that jut isn't achievable - with hips like mine, I'm never going to be a size 8 and I'm actually OK with that! 

Get my own home/flat | Right now, I like living at home but one thing I definitely want to do in my twenties is get a place of my own (I already dream about decor and pin about it on my Pinterest) I particularly envy people with beautiful rooms turned into dressing rooms. That's the dream right there!

Just live life and enjoy it   | I just want to spend the next 10 years of my life, loving it and living it. I don't want to be fretting about things like marriage and babies, because lets face it these things happen when they happen - you can't really say 'in 5 year time I want to be married with a baby' especially if you don't even have a partner.


So there you have 5 things I'd like to focus on throughout my twenties

What would like to achieve in your twenties or what are some of the things you have already achieved?
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Lust List | New Look...

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New Look is one of my favourite places to shop on the high street and with Autumn/Winter just around the corner, I've already got my eye on a few new pieces...

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Recipe: White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins...

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I love baking, especially muffins, my mam's favourites are White Chocolate & Raspberry so I thought I'd share the recipe with you too...

Ingredients:
300g plain flour
1tbsp baking powder
100g caster sugar
100g butter
1tsp vanilla extract
2 large egg
200ml semi-skimmed milk
150g fresh raspberries 
100g white chocolate 

Intructions:
Step One // Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6/200c/400f.
Step Two // Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowand add the sugar. 
Step Three // Melt the butter in a pan on a low heat.
Step Four // In  separate bowl, mi together the melted butter, milk, egg and vanilla extract.
Step Five // Pour into the powdered ingredient and stir together, don't over mix.
Step Six // Chop the raspberries into smaller pieces or leave hole depending on hat you prefer and chop the white chocolate. 
Step Seven // Fold the raspberries and white chocolate into the mixture.
Step Eight // Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins.
Step Nine // Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until well risen, golden brown and firm to touch.
Step Ten // Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack for further cooling.
And enjoy!
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Best Dressed: VMA's 2015

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Every time an award show comes around, I get more excited about seeing what everyone is wearing rather than who the actual winners are. Sunday night's VMA's saw a whole host of stars take to the red multi-coloured carpet showcasing some gorgeous and some down-right wacky outfits (yep Miley I'm looking at you!) Here are my favourite looks from the night...
Taylor Swift // Ashish 
Demi Lovato // Nicolas Jebran
Martha Hunt // Georges Chakra
Chrissy Teigen // Marchea
Hailee Steinfield // Stella McCartney
Lily Aldridge // Alexandre Vauthier

Let me know who was your best dressed below!
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This Month's Playlist: August...

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Yep it' that time of month again where I share with you what I've been listening to. Usually, I'll share specific albums I've been loving throughout the month, but today, I've decided to compile a list of songs I've been loving instead...

1. Do It Again - Pia Mia ft. Tyga & Chris Brown
2. Black Magic - Little Mix
3. Glitterball - Sigma ft. Ella Henderson
4. Omen - Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
5. When Love Hurts - JoJo
6. Mountain At My Gate - Foals
7. How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris ft. Disciples
8. Birch Tree - Foals
9. Too Little, Too Late - JoJo
10. One Step At A Time - Jordin Sparks
11. Night Swimmer - Foals
12. Stay High - Spector
13. Ain't Got Far To Go - Jess Glynne
14. Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
15. Don't Be So Hard on Yourself - Jess Glynne
16. Can't Feel My Face - The Weekend
17. Wesley's Theory - Kendrick Lamar

Let me now what you've been listening to this past month below!
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Shopping List: Makeup Revolution...

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Makeup Revolution is a brand which has been around for a while now, however, I'm yet to try anything from them (shocking I know!) I definitely think it time this changed so I've put together a list of things I plan on purchasing...

Let me know what else I should pick up from Makeup Revolution!
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Mini Haul...

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Whilst I was down Kent, I went shopping at Bluewater and Ashford Outlet; whilst there, I picked up a few thing which I thought I'd share with you.
Large Floral Print Blouse | M&S Outlet | £17
Ditsy Floral Blouse | Forever 21 | £15
Printed Blouse | Zara | £25.99 (Available here)
PINK Wild & Breezy Body Spray | Victoria Secret | 2 for £18
PINK Underwear | Victoria Secret | 5 for £20  
Camomile Cleansing Oil | The Body Shop | £11 (Available here)
Aloe Soothing Night Cream | The Body Shop | £13 (Available here)
Vitamin E Serum in Oil | The Body Shop | £15 (Available here)
Warming Mineral Mask | The Body Shop | £11 (Available here)
(All for £27 at TBS Outlet store)

What have you been buying lately?
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Tall Girl Problems...

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I'm 5ft6/5ft7ish so I know I'm not the tallest person in the world but its still pretty damn tall and I'm definitely one of the taller ones in my friendship group. If you're a tall girl then I'm pretty sure you'll be familiar with the scenarios below...

1 | People are always commenting on how tall you are like you had no idea.
2 | And then there's people who always ask how tall you are.
3 | People asking how the weather is up there (my mam in particular thinks its funny to ask "Is it cold up there?" when I'm wearing heels) 
4 | Remember the maxi dress trend? Finding one that touched the ground was pretty much impossible. 
5 | Taking outfit pictures in the mirror = headless.
6 | You feel like everyone is looking at you, especially when you're on a night out (chances are, they aren't)
7 | Always being asked to reach for things on shelves or in cupboards. 
8 | Hugging people shorter than you is always awkward when they are boob height. 
9 | Looking like a giant next to your short friends.
10 | Getting annoyed when you see really short girls with really tall boyfriends. 

Despite all of these "problems", I love being the height I am, as I love having long legs!
Let me know below, the daily problems you face aa tall girl or if you're short, let me know those!
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