06/12/2017

LIFESTYLE | #BLOGMAS DAY 6: WHAT'S IN MY BAG? WINTER EDITION


Am I the only person who changes up their handbag when the weather gets a little colder? For me, I often carry the same stuff around but just change up a few items. Who needs sunglasses in December?
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05/12/2017

LIFESTYLE | #BLOGMAS DAY 5: CHRISTMAS ON A STUDENT BUDGET


Now it might be the most wonderful time of the year (big up Andy Williams for a traditional Christmas song) but it can be overwhelming and ridiculously expensive. As a student, I pretty much told everyone that I wasn't doing Christmas this year when I moved to Sheffield because I knew I couldn't really afford anything.
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04/12/2017

BEAUTY | #BLOGMAS DAY 4: STOCKING FILLERS: TED BAKER

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Boots is pretty much my first port of call when it comes to Christmas gifts. I tend to collect my points throughout the year and spend them all at Christmas time. Every year, I buy my parents some toiletries for Christmas and it means I don't have to spend a penny myself! 
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03/12/2017

LIFESTYLE | #BLOGMAS DAY 3: THE WATCH-LIST: NOVEMBER 2017


If you caught this post last month, it's a new series I've started where I share with you all the TV and films I've been watching lately.
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02/12/2017

PERSONAL | #BLOGMAS DAY 2: THE POST-GRAD DIARIES: NOVEMBER


I cannot believe how stressful doing a Masters is. Some people on my course have it pretty easy as all they do is the university course and that is it. For the people I know, we have university, part-time work and blogging/writing jobs to include in our daily schedules.

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01/12/2017

LIFESTYLE | #BLOGMAS DAY 1: DECEMBER GOALS

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#Blogmas has finally arrived. I'm really hoping that I fare better than I did last year; I managed to get 17 posts in December but fell off the wagon after a few days! This year, the aim is to keep as organised as possible! 

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29/11/2017

BEAUTY | BRAND FOCUS: LA GIRL

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Am I the only person who procrastinates by online shopping? I've got a mountain of assignments to do so when I complete a small section of work, I treat myself to some beauty buys. After browsing on Beauty Bay a couple of weeks ago, I came across the brand, LA Girl.
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22/11/2017

LIFESTYLE | THE WATCH-LIST: SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2017

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Waching films and TV has always been a favourite hobby of mine. I can get lost for hours watching the characters play out their lives on screen. I almost feel lost when my favourite TV shows end (probably because I'm never satisfied by the final episode, here's looking at you PLL) as I grow attached to the characters.

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17/11/2017

BEAUTY | ILLUMINATE BY ASHLEY TISDALE BEACH GODDESS PALETTE

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If you know anything about me, you'll know I have huge love for two things: make-up and High School Musical. I've been a fan of both for many years so when Ashley Tisdale, who plays Sharpay in the movies, announced that she would be producing a make-up collection, I went on the hunt to find it.
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15/11/2017

PERSONAL | BODY STRUGGLES

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Monday was not a good day. Since starting a new job last week, I discovered my lack of smart trousers in my wardrobe and set out to the city centre to find myself some new ones. After over an hour of searching, I finally found a pair in Dorothy Perkins that fit. Turns out I've gone up two dress sizes since I bought my last pair. I won't say what size I am now but I've always been tiny. Two sizes might not be a huge difference to some of you but it is to me.

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13/11/2017

BEAUTY | KIKO MILANO HAUL ROUND 1

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Kiko is fast becoming one of my favourite make-up brands. For me, I tend to go in branch to buy make-up (although I have been doing more of it online!) because I like to see the colours that I'm buying. Especially with face products, my skin colour is really odd so I struggle with getting the correct shade!
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03/11/2017

LIFESTYLE | NOVEMBER GOALS


IT'S CHRISTMASSSSS! Well not quite yet, but it's fast approaching. I'm going to sound like an oldie right now but my god, hasn't this year gone by fast?! To think I've only got six weeks left at uni this semester is insane!

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01/11/2017

PERSONAL | THE POST-GRAD DIARIES: 1 MONTH UPDATE


It's crazy to think that I started my masters degree over a month ago! I sound like my mum but it seems to have flown by. It's been a very jam-packed four weeks with trying to balance uni seminars with work, blogging, making new friends and writing opportunities.

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09/10/2017

LIFESTYLE | AUTUMN TV WATCHLIST


It's that time of year: it's getting colder and darker outside, we're counting down to Christmas so we've got very little money and all the good TV is back on or starting very shortly! Autumn telly really is great! Along with reality TV, we get a tonne of new dramas as well as all the oldies that get played every year.
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05/10/2017

BEAUTY | MAKE-UP REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE LIPSTICKS


Dupes, however you may feel about them, are everywhere. Be it in high street shops taking inspiration from the catwalk or down the make-up aisles where budget brands are making a cheaper version of high-end beauty products.

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04/10/2017

LIFESTYLE | PEEK INSIDE MY NEW FLAT

Harry Potter and monochrome? My two loves in life.
Two weeks ago, I made my big move to Sheffield. In fairness, I went away to the Peak District for five days so it's only been just over a week but it's finally a place I can call my own. Yes, I might only be renting but if you're ever stayed in student accommodation, you'll know how, well, generic, it can be. I'm lucky that I could afford a decent studio flat because I could not see me coping having to share a kitchen and/or bathroom again!

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03/10/2017

FASHION | JEWELLERY BOX WINNINGS


Dainty jewellery is something that I've always been a fan of. Being petite means that I can look overwhelmed when wearing big jewels (although I love a statement necklace!) so I tend to opt for smaller pieces that are plain and silver.

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02/10/2017

BEAUTY | BODY SHOP MATTE LIP LIQUIDS REVIEW + SWATCHES!


Who else is so excited that autumn is officially here? I'm a January baby which means I love the colder months. The coats, the boots, the darker clothing, the deep-coloured lips. Finally, the make-up looks that suit me best are back on-trend during the autumn.
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01/10/2017

LIFESTYLE | OCTOBER GOALS

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September was such a crazy month for me! Making my big move to Sheffield, starting a new job, starting my university course and going to my first ever blogger events! It's really been a month of firsts for me!

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30/09/2017

PERSONAL | THE POST-GRAD DIARIES: WEEK 1

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Being a postgraduate student is a little different to being an undergraduate student. It requires more commitment and time as you're expected to work more independently. Since I applied for my course, I decided that I wanted to integrate my studies in with my blog. I know tonnes of people do diary-type posts but I've rarely seen any on being a masters student.

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19/09/2017

LIFESTYLE | POSTGRAD GOALS FOR THE NEXT YEAR

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Right now is an incredibly exciting time for me. If you didn't know already, a couple of weeks ago, I made the move from Hull to Sheffield as next week, I start my Masters in Sports Journalism at Sheffield Hallam. After settling in for a couple of days, I then went away to the Peak District with my parents for a quick getaway before the work starts!

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29/08/2017

LIFESTYLE | IN MY BOOK COLLECTION: PART 2

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A few weeks ago, I posted about some of my favourite non-fiction books (read it here) but I realised that I had way too many for one post. I thought why not extend it into another one?
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18/08/2017

PERSONAL | 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

LIFESTYLE | 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

BLOGGING | 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

LIFESTYLE | 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

LIFESTYLE | MY 2017 GOALS: PROGRESS REPORTS

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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

PERSONAL | 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 | 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

BEAUTY | 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

BEAUTY | 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

LIFESTYLE | 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

BEAUTY | 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

PERSONAL | 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

BEAUTY | 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

BEAUTY | 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

LIFESTYLE | 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

BEAUTY | ESSENCE SHINE SHINE SHINE LIPGLOSS FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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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

BEAUTY | 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

BEAUTY | 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

LIFESTYLE | 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

BEAUTY | 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

FASHION | 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

FITNESS | 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

LIFESTYLE | 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

FITNESS | 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

LIFESTYLE | 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

BEAUTY | 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

BEAUTY | 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

PERSONAL | 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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