18/08/2017

Making A Change

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As you can see, I've taken a mini blogging break. I've had some major changes in my life and if you've been following me on Twitter, you may well have seen.

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01/08/2017

August Goals

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July was such a weird month for me. I feel like I got absolutely nothing done yet I've been working constantly! I have some exciting things coming my way soon but I'm not quite ready to share with everyone yet before it is all confirmed. 
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14/07/2017

My 3-Year Blogiversary: A Few Home Truths

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Can you believe it? I've been blogging for three years now and I'm 344 posts down. I won't lie to you guys, I've fallen out of love with blogging recently. It's so incredibly time-consuming and I've been struggling to balance my blog with work and my other writing gigs.

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02/07/2017

July Goals

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Summer is upon us but where's the sun gone? It's a great time to look at what you've done so far this year and what you want to achieve in the coming months. I'm really excited to focus on work and my blog!

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26/06/2017

My 2017 Goals: Progress Report

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How can we be halfway through 2017 already? It's going too fast, it's insane! It will be Christmas before we know it!

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18/06/2017

Dear Dad, Love Sian


Seeing as it's Father's Day today in the UK, I thought I'd do something a little different and dedicate today's post to my best friend, my dad.

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17/06/2017

Blogging Goals for 2017: Progress Report

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Since we're halfway through 2017 (already, whaaaat?), I thought I'd recap the goals I set myself for my blog this year. I love putting my goals out there so I can be held accountable and track my progress! I know that I've not blogged as much as I thought I would've this year but I've definitely made some steps in making some improvements!

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15/06/2017

Brand Focus: e.l.f.

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Since going cruelty-free, I've really been taking the time to discover new brands by just buying a couple of items to see how I get along with them. e.l.f. have always been a brand that I've been aware of but I've never been keen on buying beauty items online. I'm old-fashioned I know, but I like to see them in-store first! You get a better look at colours and quality in a store!

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14/06/2017

Primark PS Pure Glow Highlighting Palette

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I have a confession to make: I'm fairly new to the highlighting world. Only since Christmas since I got the Sleek Solstice palette in their Box of Tricks have I actually been glowing. I won't lie, I don't use it every day because my make-up routine is pretty simple and quick. When I have a little more time, I opt for a subtle glow.

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12/06/2017

In My Book Collection: Part 1

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I've loved to read since I can remember. My dad got me into reading as soon as I was born I think! Only in the past couple of years, I've gotten into non-fiction and self-help books. I tend to go for books by celebrities I admire or anything on fashion, beauty, fitness or organisation: basically the main interests I have!

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11/06/2017

Brand Focus: Kiko Milano

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Discovering new brands is a new hobby of mine. I've been venturing out from my regular, tried-and-tested items and trying new products from new brands.
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08/06/2017

Tell Me More Tag

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I have a tonne of beauty photos stockpiled up with plenty of reviews to complement them but I wanted to break up the beauty posts because you guys might get pretty bored!

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07/06/2017

Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette

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I've been a fan of Sleek for a while now; I bought their Box of Tricks during the pre-Christmas sales and had a great experience with the majority of the products. After using the Solstice palette that I received in the box since then, I thought it was about time I treat myself to a new one!

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06/06/2017

Boots Beautiful Hair Moisturise & Nourish Shampoo/Conditioner

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Since going cruelty-free, I've found it incredibly difficult to find decent haircare without having to break the bank. Unlike skincare, I'm really not fussy with my hair. I've always had naturally dark, poker-straight, long hair. I rarely change it in terms of length or cut.

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05/06/2017

A Quiet Night In

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Staying in is still the new going out, right? At the moment, I'm doing a lot more overtime at work so the last thing I want to do after a long day is go out. Being at home and in bed is literally heaven. 
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04/06/2017

Essence Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss First Impression

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Buying lip products is probably my biggest make-up habit. Five out of my twelve drawers are taken up by lipsticks, glosses and crayons. Nowadays I tend to go for a matte lip; however, most of my lipsticks are in dark colours.

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03/06/2017

My Summer Skincare Routine

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Hooray for summertime! In all fairness, I'm such a winter baby, that I can't handle this heat! The main issue for me is hotter weather= eczema flair! Because of that, I have to make sure I take extra care when looking after my skin.
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02/06/2017

Brand Focus: Urban Decay

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If you hadn't guessed it already: I'm a make-up addict. I collect other things too but make-up is just so pretty to look at! Urban Decay has been at the top of my wishlist for quite some time. I've always been a budget beauty kind of gal but this year, I've started to minimise my belongings and buying more quality products. I've decluttered my wardrobe, my desk and my skincare drawers but my make-up collection is ever-growing.
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01/06/2017

June Goals

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Summer has officially started! How beautiful is this weather? I have to admit, summer is not the season for me. My eczema flairs up and I just can't handle the heat! I'm such a winter baby, it's unreal! I do like the sun, I just can't stay outside very long!

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08/05/2017

Brand Focus: Essence

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Essence has been one of my favourite brands for a while now. I'm a huge fan of trying out smaller brands; I've been surprised so many times in both good and bad ways. Sometimes a cheap product can be as rubbish as you expect it to be, sometimes it can amaze you completely! Essence has been the latter of this for some time.
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05/05/2017

Style Your Inner Harry Potter Nerd

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Ever since I can remember I've been a Harry Potter fan. It has taught me a whole host of life lessons and I will always be proud to be a Potterhead (I'm a Slytherin because I love Draco!). I'm that girl who's always talking about HP and who'll probably be wearing something HP-themed, be it clothing, a bag or jewellery.
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03/05/2017

My Workout Essentials

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For a while now, I have an interest in keeping fit. To me, it's a way to de-stress after a long day at work or the perfect pick-me-up when I've had a rubbish day. Doing something good for my body helps my mind too! It means I can live all of my troubles at the door and concentrate on myself for a while!
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01/05/2017

May Goals

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It's gonna be May! Who doesn't love a bit of N*Sync? May is always a month I look forward to; I always have a week off work because it's Magic Weekend for rugby league, which is how I spend my time when I'm not working, in the gym or writing! In other news, I have done my exam! No more revision, no more spider diagrams and much more free time!

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23/04/2017

How To Prep For A Fitness Challenge

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Fitness is very much at the forefront of my life. After work, blogging and my exam (which will be done on Wednesday!), keeping fit really helps me to de-stress and have a bit of 'me time'. There's nothing I love more than waking up early to have a sweat session before work or going to the gym after work to forget about the long, hard day I've just had! For me, I'm most motivated during a fitness challenge. Every year, I follow Tone It Up's Bikini Series and this is the year that I give it 100%.
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02/04/2017

April Goals

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I know everyone's been saying this but how quickly has March gone? I feel like there should be another week left! It's been an indifferent month for me; I've tried to focus on my revision which has meant my blog has fallen behind a little. I have a few ideas for posts but it's the sitting down and typing them that takes the time and effort!
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17/03/2017

The Body Shop Make-Up: First Impressions

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I've avoided The Body Shop since as long as I can remember. I've always hated the smell of the shop and never come across a product that I've got along well with. Even though they're meant to be amazing for sensitive skin, every product I've ever had has reacted with my skin.
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13/03/2017

Skintifique Eczema Pack Review

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Skincare has always been a difficult subject to me. When all my friends and colleagues are talking about these amazing, fragranced products they've tried, I'm sat there all quiet because I can't use them. I can't go into Lush and use their bath bombs whatsoever.
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11/03/2017

AM/PM Tag


I have to admit: I'm a nosy person. I love reading personal blog posts by many of my favourite bloggers. I genuinely love getting to know the person behind the computer. I think tag posts are a great way of doing that!

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08/03/2017

All Things Paper UK Happy Mail

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Crazy sticker lady is back! I do have a confession to make though: I've not been using as many stickers as I used to! I desperately need to declutter them so if anyone wants any of them, be my guest!
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06/03/2017

Essence Balmy Kisses Review

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For a while now, I've been a fan of Essence cosmetics. It seems to be every shift that I do at work, I seem to find myself in Wilko browsing their offers on beauty products and the Essence stand always catches my eye.
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03/03/2017

Ted Baker Perfectly Polished Gift Set

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I'm slowly making my way through my Christmas/birthday gift sets and this was a particular favourite of mine. My best friend bought me this (hi Amy!) and it was love at first sight!
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01/03/2017

March Goals

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How is it March already? I know most of us say that every month but genuinely, February has flown by for me! I've been so crazy busy with work that all I've done on a night is binge-watch TV and sleep!

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27/02/2017

Make-Up Revolution Recent Buys

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I've been a fan of Make-Up Revolution for some time now. I have a tonne of their eyeshadow palettes and love, love, love their Ultra Face Base Primer.
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17/02/2017

Boots Sale Picks #2

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A few weeks ago, the Boots sale got even better with 70% off a whole host of items! After my first haul (see here), I decided to take another trip in-store after seeing the online sale was pretty naff! Despite the store being crazy busy all day, I managed to get in on my mid-afternoon break and grab these three gift sets!

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15/02/2017

UK Etsy Spotlight: Josephine Bow Designs

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This week's UK Etsy Spotlight focuses on Josephine Bow Designs. I've only discovered Joanne's shop but I can tell you know I'm already in love.
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13/02/2017

Bargain Beauty: January Picks

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During Blogmas, I started a series called Bargain Beauty (see previous posts here, here and here) and it was received pretty well so starting now, I'll be making a monthly shopping trip to all the bargain shops to find more bargains!
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03/02/2017

No7 Little Bauble of Beauty

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Just before Christmas, No 7 had an amazing offer on make-up. Buy any two products and receive this free beauty bauble worth £26.
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02/02/2017

February Goals

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January is my favourite month for one big reason: it's my birthday! My birthday is mid-month so I look forward to it for two weeks and then celebrate for at least one week after! This month has been so crazy busy! I've done lots of overtime, I was sent on a work trip for a couple of days and I've had my back injury which has meant everything else has had to take a back seat!
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01/02/2017

UK Etsy Spotlight: Pemberley Prints

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This week's UK Etsy Spotlight is Pemberley Prints. The lovely Tasha had an amazing Black Friday 30% off plus lots of giveaways. I was lucky enough to be one of 15 orders that received a free kit, which turned out to be the fabulous Alice in Wonderland kit which I would've bought in my next order anyway!
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31/01/2017

Boots Sale Picks #1

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It's the most wonderful time of the year; I love January. Sales time, Christmas chocolate can be bought at dirt cheap prices and it's my birthday (thanks for all the tweets everyone!) so it's probably my favourite month of the year.
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30/01/2017

Sleek Make-Up Box Of Tricks

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WARNING: This post is photo heavy!

I remember seeing on the Boots Facebook page that this was going to be the Star Buy of the Week just before Christmas. After asking Rachel who I work with if it was worth it for half price (she's the make-up guru), she told me to go for it! Retailing at £45, as a Star Buy, it was £25.
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18/01/2017

UK Etsy Spotlight: DreamBigAndPlan

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This week's UK Etsy Spotlight focuses on Dream Big and Plan, ran by the lovely Alina. I discovered this shop when I first started planning over a year ago and it was my go-to place for functional stickers. Need to change your bed sheets? I've got a sticker for that. TV show to watch? Got a sticker for that.

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16/01/2017

Freedom Pro Contour Stick

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I don't know about you but I have a confession to make: I'm rubbish at contouring. I've watched pretty much all of the tutorials on YouTube and read all of the magazines but it's just not a skill that I possess.
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13/01/2017

December's Superdrug Haul #1

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I may be on a current no-spend January but just before then, I might have made a cheeky purchase before work one day. I just can't resist a 3 for 2 offer!
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11/01/2017

UK Etsy Spotlight: Morello Paperie

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Next up in my Etsy Spotlight series is Morello Paperie. I've been buying from Emily's shop for a year or so now and have adored her stickers ever since I played my first order.
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09/01/2017

Rimmel Only 1 Matte Lipsticks

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Matte lipsticks have been everywhere lately and I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and try some out. I never thought I'd wear lipstick again after years of having to wear a coral shade for every single dance show or competition. Since I was about 15, I've steered clear of them, thinking they're mostly for old ladies.

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06/01/2017

10 Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me

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If you didn't know already, I am OBSESSED with Harry Potter. I've loved it since the very beginning. Yes, I had a dip in the middle but then I rediscovered my love for it during my teenage years. Seeing as I've grown up with Harry, Ron and Hermione (not literally, obviously, I wish!), I thought I'd share with you all the life lessons that I've learnt from the books and films.

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04/01/2017

UK Etsy Spotlight: Happy Cutie Studio

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This week's Etsy shop focus is Happy Cutie Studio. I found this shop on Instagram fairly recently and fell in love with the cute activity stickers!
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03/01/2017

January Goals

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Despite making New Year's resolutions, I think it's equally important to make smaller, more achievable goals. This is why at the start of every month, I'll be sharing with you a few of my goals in order to keep myself accountable!
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