Gossip Girl Addict Problems

We are all in this together. 

*Warning spoiler alert if you haven't watched all of GG yet...*

Genuinely thinking you are Blair Waldorf.


Which leads you to basically live your life like Blair.


Swooning over Chuck Bass.


Why don't I live in NYC?


Why don't I have a Dorota?


If you're brunette, knowing you have to have a blonde bff so you can be Serena and Blair.


Not being able to see macaroons, or breakfast at Tiffany's without thinking of Blair.


Always wanting to holiday in the Hampton's.


Never ever getting over that Dan aka Lonely Boy was Gossip Girl.


Rufus and Lily were your OTP.


Having to stop yourself from signing off texts and emails with XOXO


Whenever you visit NYC, you have to visit set locations. ' TAKE MY PIC ON THE MET STEPS... WHERE'S MY YOGURT?

Never being able to look at Hilary Duff in the same away again.You know what I mean. 


Always wanting to stay in the Empire hotel... just in case you bump into Chuck Bass. WHAT DO YOU MEAN HE'S A FICTIONAL CHARACTER?


Re watching season 1 and genuinely thinking about picking up some headbands to wear.


Being so overwhelmingly happy when Leighton Meester announced she was pregnant but you remember she's not actually married to Chuck in real life.


Re watching the whole thing to see if you can see if the real identity of GG makes sense. IT NEVER WILL CAUSE  THE ENDING WAS A COP OUT. You know not that it bothers me or anything. 


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Brand Focus: Charlotte Tilbury Make Up

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We all love a bit of luxury in our lives right? Although most of the time I am on a shoe string budget, I do enjoy a splurge every so often, and nothing fills me with glee more than a spend in the beauty hall.

There's just something about high end beauty halls, the bright lights, the various whiffs of perfume that leave you slightly delirious and the flawless sales assistant who slightly scare you but you also kind of want to make your friend. The Charlotte Tilbury stand in Selfridges is possibly one of my favourite beauty counters, I went there with my friend Sarah a couple of weeks ago, and we literally went round oohing and aahing at everything in sight. We left with a hand full of swatches and talking about what we wanted to buy next time.

Recently, I've been very lucky to add to my CT make up collection. I know it's a luxury brand and some items are quite expensive so I thought I'd give you the lowdown on what I've tried so far and whether it's worth the splurge or not.

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Filmstar Bronze & Glow: This was my Christmas present to myself in the Selfridges Christmas sale, saving myself a whopping 15%. Wahoo.  I closed my eyes whilst processing the order trying to ignore the Lizzie McGuire type person of myself shouting ' YOU PAID HOW MUCH FOR A BRONZER?' Truth be told, I love this palette. It's essentially bronzer and highlighter but I find it's the perfect tone for my skin, it warms up my skin giving me a sun kissed glow and helps to contour my face. The highlighter is a champagne powder, which adds a glow to your cheek bones. I don't think this palette is for everyone, if you're super pale it probably won't rock your socks off, or maybe not if you perhaps like a real deep bronzer. My advice, is to go swatch it if you can, or if you're like me and obsessed with bronzing, highlighting and trying to be a Kardhasian/Jenner you'll probably like this.

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The Luxury Palette- Golden Goddess- This quad palette was one of my first purchases when the brand was first released. Neutral eye shadows with glitter? I'm in. I went for the shade Golden Goddess with has four colours ranging from a champagne pale pink, taupe brown, glittery golden brown and warm golden brown. I have to say, as much as I do love this product, I do wish there was a dark more pigmented colour in the quad. I love the glitter shadow, which doesn't fall out on me and really adds a special effect to your make up. However I do know that a lot of people find the glitter irritating so if you have sensitive eyes this might not be the best for you. However, the shadows are buttery and pigmented and are really lovely to use. The palette Dolce Vita has been on my wish list for a very long time as it seems the perfect Autumnal eye palette - thinking ahead here.

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Full Fat Lashes Mascara*- A recent newbie to my CT collection is the signature mascara from the range. Now I won't lie, mascara's don't tend to impress me that much. I think it's because I've never found my holy grail mascara that I just really love. This is a good mascara though, it makes your lashes long, black and thick which is exactly what you want from a mascara. However my only gripe? With the current warmer weather that we have been having, I have noticed that when things get a little sweaty (lovely) my mascara will smudge onto my lower lash line which is a little annoying when sometimes you don't have a mirror handy and you've been walking round with smudges. However, although this might not be the best product for the summer, I'll re try with it in Autumn and see how we go. If this was waterproof, it would be pretty perfect though!

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Eyes To Mesmerise- Bette & Veruschka* -These are two new additions to Charlotte's range. A cream shadow pot, these are the ultimate luxury eye shadow. They look luxurious, and even feel dreamy, and the colours are metallic meaning you can create a seriously stunning eye look. I have two shades which are Bette which is a golden copper which is so, so pretty. I love this as it looks so stunning and you can wear it on it's own too, I imagine this would look amazing with blue eyes! I then have Veruschka which is a golden green which is usually a colour I wouldn't wear, but this creates an amazing smokey eye and compliments my brown eyes. These are so easy to use, a little goes a long way and you literally can just apply and you're good to go. Don't need to add any colours, it's a very easy one product eye look. I really like these though and I'm going to look into the other colours from the range! They also don't crease on me and last all day too :)

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Colour Chameleon - Golden Quartz and Amber Haze- These two pencils were part of my first purchase from CT too! I was so intrigued by these pencils which are to help enhance your eye colour with the help of synthetic sapphire. I went for Golden Quartz which is for hazel eyes as I really loved the colour, and thought that my eyes are near enough hazel. I also got Amber Haze which is for brown eyes and is more of a daytime look. It's a warm golden copper which is so pretty! These pencils are so, so long lasting that you needn't worry about them smudging or fading. I do find that my eyes look browner and darker when I use these and they create an amazing smokey eye. I love these and have always been tempted by the shade Champagne Diamonds even though it's for blue eyes, cause it's just so pretty!

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K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick- Nude Kate*- Apologies if this brings you to my page and you were looking for nude pics of Kate Middleton/Moss (go hang your head in shame you) anyways this nude lipstick has always been on my wish list ever since the beginning of CT. These lipsticks first of all, literally have the prettiest packaging I have ever seen, it reminds me of the make up I would see on my Nan's dressing table when I was little. This is a nude beige which is just perfect for pairing with a seriously smokey eye. It's not too concealer like and is a really lovely day to day lipstick look. Celebrities such as Michelle Keegan (babe) and Kim Kardashian love this colour so y'know in good company here. These lipsticks also feature a special ingredient called The Lipstick Tree which is top secret but helps to protect your lips from harmful UV rays, keeps them plump and moisturised! I love using this lipstick though, and it's one of my most reached for at the moment!

Rock n Kohl Eyeliner - Bedroom Black & Veruschka Mink-omg let's just start with the fact that these are possibly my favourite pencil eyeliners ever. I have always had trouble finding a good eyeliner for the waterline that doesn't smudge and actually lasts all day! Well.. I have finally found it. Okay so not the cheapest but definitely worth it. Bedroom Black is a dark pigmented black, which is perfect for putting in the waterline and staying there. The perfect accompaniment to a smokey eye which can be built up from a gentle line, to seriously smokey eyes. Veruschka Mink is a grey/green colour which is perfect for lining the waterline for the daytime and you want something a little softer than black. I love these so much for the pigmentation and the staying power. Definite thumbs up from me.

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Goddess Skin Clay Mask*- Again a relatively new addition to the CT line, this clay mask is set to help keep your skin moisturised, tighten pores and clear imperfections. Sounds perfect right? Now this isn't an inexpensive mask, no it's pretty expensive. Personally for the price, I'm not sure if this is for me. I think this mask would work on perhaps slightly more mature skin than mine, I think if you suffer from dry dehydrated skin and want to prevent ageing then I think this would probably work rally well for you. It's a lovely mask which feels very luxurious and my skin always looked very radiant and clear after using it, but if you're like me who wants something to help with congestion and oiliness this might not be worth the splurge. However, I am sure that the CT counters would give you a sample if you asked, so might be worth getting a sample to see how you get on.

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Lip Cheat Lip Liner- Pillow Talk- Probably one of the most talked about products from the CT range, this lip liner is one that I am sure you will find in most beauty bloggers make up bags, but for good reason too. This lip liner is one of my favourites, it's so easy to use, the colour is the perfect pink that is literally your lips but a million times better and helps to make your lips look plumper. In fact, I love this pencil so much I have a tiny bit left now, so I need to restock soon, but this is so pretty and it's one of my go to lip pencils when I want a little lift in the lip department. You needn't worry though as this won't turn you into Kylie Jenner, but just helps to accentuate your natural lip beauty and also it lasts all day long too!

Phew and that is my Charlotte Tilbury collection, I also have the bar of gold but didn't see the point in talking about that as it was a limited edition and didn't want to be a tease! But anyways, I would recommend the Charlotte Tilbury range, cheap it isn't but Charlotte knows her stuff and has created a range of really lovely products. Her eye products are amazing and take into account eye colour which is great. I want to try some more of her base stuff soon, thinking her Light Wonder foundation, oh and also I have a new powder from her Norman Parkinson range which I'm currently trying out so I'll report back soon! Hope you enjoyed this brand focus post and let me know if there's another brand you'd like me to focus on next!

So tell me, what's your favourite Charlotte Tilbury product?



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Some Recent Faves.



Okay so I've decided recently to stop with the regimented monthly favourites videos and posts. Though to be honest, I actually don't know if I was ever arsed enough to do posts, but definitely videos. I found over the past few months, I was grabbing things to be in these videos for the sake of it. I'll still do a  favourites from time to time but I want them to feel genuine and feature products that I have really been loving. Today, I thought I'd write about some of my recent faves. A mixture of things that have tickled my pickle * I once tweeted this and was met with an abundance of tweets saying this was a rude saying. I just thought it was a saying about what I've been liking, so that's what we'll go with, no weird p0rn reference intended. Also writing p0rn so this blog isn't confused for something that is actually rude.*

Okay so yes, back to it and less about pickles, some recent faves of mine. Some beauty, some lifestyle, just some stuff I want to write and rave about. So hope that's okay.



Flowers- Okay well Peonies.

No, no, no don't close your browsers and roll your eyes at yet another blogger loving peonies. Okay, I get it, peonies are easily the most hyped flower around right now. Yes they're in season and well it's kind of impossible to scroll down your Instagram feed without seeing one. You know what they're like? Minions. Bloody minions. I was saying earlier- I miss the days when I didn't see a minion you know everywhere. Don't get me wrong, I was a fan of Despicable Me 1, I really was, but what is with the minion over load? Have I missed something?

Agh I'm digressing again. Peonies, yes very overrated, at the moment but oh my gosh aren't they pretty? Up until this year, I had never had peonies, honestly I didn't even really know their name. I'm no Charlie Dimmock *fun fact once served her in my old department store job and I had to stop staring to see if she was wearing a bra or not. Cause we all know that's the real reason why our Dad's suddenly had an interest in Ground Force back in day.* But I'd always seen Peonies on Pinterest and Tumblr and this year when Debenhams Flower Delivery emailed me to see if I'd like some flowers, I jumped at the chance of receiving my own peonies.

I felt all posh and sophisticated and I took as many photos as I could with them. You know had to get the money's worth of Instagram/blog shots. Now my mission is to buy them every week until they go out of season. Yes it's very basic blogger, but they're pretty and I don't care.

Also FYI if you fancy your own peony bouquet so you can pretend you're one of those babes from Pinterest, I've got a 25% discount code (DFBLOG25) which gives you discount on all ranges apart from the small Flowers by Post range, but than other than that, buy and instagram away :) You can also get next day flowers too from Debenhams in case you ever remember a birthday/occasion last minute.


*Also this definitely means I'm getting older as I really do appreciate a good fresh flower display in the house now* 



 Fancy Perfume. 


During my teenage years, my fragrance collection was not the most sophisticated. You remember all the Britney Spears fragrances she released? Yep I had them all, even had all the shower wash, body creme and a shimmer puff if I remember correctly. I genuinely thought they'd turn me into Britney complete with her really cool bellybutton piercing. Please tell me I wasn't the only one obsessed with her bellybutton jewellery? Anyway Britney bellybutton fangirl over *that sounded weird* over the years, my perfume collection has improved. Though tbf, I am still partial to a celebrity fragrance, as long as it smells good, I'm really not bothered about the name. So when brand Sue Parkinson asked if I'd like to try a new fragrance, I jumped at the chance.


The Escentric Molecules 01 fragrance* is a bit fancy because it has a high dosage of Iso E Super which is  an ingredient which adds allure and is used in fragrances a lot. However in this one, has a high concentration which means it works with your own body's chemistry to give you your own scent. It works with your natural pheromones which give off our own natural scent, but this helps to make them better and make you apparently more appealing and well alluring. I was a bit sceptical of this perfume, but honestly, it does smell different on every person. My mum and sister tried it and it smelt like a completely different perfume. I like it because it's very fresh and woody, which is perfect for all year round. It's one of those fragrances that you can't really smell on yourself, but I've always had so many compliments when wearing it, people are usually like ' YOU SMELL SO NICE!' Which you y'know is always a nice thing to hear.

This doesn't work in the same effect for everyone though, but I love it. It fingers crossed works for me, and I always have this in my handbag for a quick little spritz here and there! A really interesting concept, yet I have yet to have Harry Styles succumb to my charms and allure-ness... is that a thing? I don't know, we'll roll with it.

 Amazing Concealer


I am a sucker for a good concealer, in fact a good concealer is the backbone to my make up look. Over the past few months  my skin has been freaking out. I've had some really bad breakouts which are thankfully clearing up, but still means I've been reaching for the concealer more than ever. However I've been using Amazing Cosmetics- Amazing Concealer* which is so good. You need powder with it, to set but it's really high coverage and really long lasting. That's all I have to say really, it's like ronseal, does what it says on the tin. Well kind of, but it does the job for me and for that I am very thankful.




Bit of a boring one here but recently I have been Pinterest obsessed. Like get me to a PA class or something *that's pinterest anonymous fyi, where I imagine all people who are too obsessed need to head* I just find Pinterest so motivating and inspiring which is weird cause I'm literally just pinning pictures to a board. But I dunno, recently, I have found so much inspiration for the house *currently having one of my ' I WANT TO CHANGE EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE' moods* and style too. I'm finding so much outfit inspiration and hair inspiration and well just life inspiration. I find pinning quite relaxing too, so tend to turn to it when I'm feeling de motivated *pretty much all the time* and when I'm a bit stressy. I love it and well if you want to follow me over there you can. That was a bit of sneaky self promo there and promise, I wanted to write about Pinterest cause I do bloody love it, not to just pimp out my pins. Promise. (Literally just used all the P's)

 PLL

Finally, we will finish with my recent TV love. Well it's not recent, more like what I've been loving for the past few months but PLL. It's in season 6 so we get a new episode every week, and every Wednesday morning i have to fight the urge to just devour the new episode, I make myself do some work and then usually watch whilst eating lunch. I mean yes being self employed is a nightmare for ever getting paid but being able to watch PLL on your lunch... yes hands up in the air emoji. Season 6 is pretty dark, and every week I usually have to watch behind my hands as I am a big baby, but it's just so good. Who is A? Will we ever find out? Can Shay Mitchell get any hotter? Why is Jason Delaurentis suddenly a hottie? So many unanswered questions, so little time. If you like girly programmes with good looking people and a bit of suspense, you'll like PLL. I've even got my Mum hooked, who did ask me for my theory on who A was... I told her and then she tried to tell my sister it was her theory. Haha, got you Mum!! I also text Hannah about once a day with some kind of PLL related message. I definitely need help.

So there are my recent faves, some random things thrown in there but I hope you liked this post and I'll get more done over the next few months when things are floating my boat! So tell me one of your recent faves in the comments :) and no it cannot be a minion ;)

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How To Style Your Bookshelf

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Yes that is a post title that I never thought I would write, but here we are, and today's post is exactly what you think it is... how to style a bookshelf. I know right, could I become more middle aged if I tried? Probably not.. unless I suddenly start driving round in a Volvo or something.

Anyway.. do you have that one or in my case *several* jobs around the house that you want to get done at some point? From clearing out the wardrobe, to the cupboard under the stairs, to sorting out that bookshelf. The kind of jobs that you can put off cause they're not essential and they're the kind of jobs that will take you several hours. Yeah those.

Truth be told, I have been putting off sorting out the bookshelf for a good year. Possibly even longer. We used our bookshelf well for books. I mean that's why it's called a book shelf right? Well not according to the likes of Pinterest and to be honest, I realised that our bookshelf was a bloody mess. Cause our house is teeny tiny, I mean I'm sure our living room was made for The Borrowers, the bookshelf made everything else look messy cause it took up so much space.

The thing was, I wanted inspiration. I'm not some Lawrence Lewllen Bowen who can just work out where things go and they look fabulous, oh no. So I was looking for the right inspiration and working out how to exactly 'style' the bookshelf.


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I found this picture on Pinterest which ignited my inspiration. I realised that easily, I could recreate something like this and also being a keen Ikea fan, I knew those white boxes wouldn't cost too much. I have to say though, I am from the family who used to take day trips to Ikea- let's just take a minute here, what's not to like about free pencils, meatballs and pretending the rooms are where you live? Heck I still enjoy all that now and I'm 24.

So I went to Ikea, and bought myself three boxes, cause I wasn't very organised, I didn't know how many boxes I'd need so grabbed one big box and two smaller boxes. The larger box was £1.25 and the smaller ones were 90p. Yep that's right... SOMEBODY CALL BARGAIN HUNT CAUSE I'VE FOUND ONE.

Anyways, I came home and got to work. I totally should of been doing work, but you know when the inspiration hits to do these jobs, you have to run with it and leave everything else behind.

So first of all, I had to sort everything out. I decided that the dvd's and Xbox games could go in the drawers under our TV. So I sorted out these drawers which to be honest were just full of crap. Stuff that we'd shoved under there to make the place look more tidy. I basically threw most of it out and soon had three clear drawers to put all the dvd's and games in. I managed to get the majority in there and was only left with a few which I popped in the bigger box that I got from Ikea.

Then I had to tackle the books. I sorted through which ones we actually wanted. I won't lie, the unauthorised biography of Cheryl from 2009 did not make the cut. Soz chez.

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Then once these had been sorted out, I got to sorting them out into little piles. Now we aren't the biggest book readers, well I lie, I do love reading, but I do have a kindle so I'm not really a book keeper. I do have one Twilight book though, part of me wasn't sure what to do with.. so I felt I had to keep it. Maybe next year, I can say goodbye to the vampires.

I'd seen on Pinterest, this trend of turning the books around so you see their pages instead of their spines. So technically you can have really embarrassing books on your bookshelf and no one would ever know. You know, I could of gotten away with keeping that unauthorised cheryl biography and no one would ever of known. Damn.

So on this shelf, I added a bright pink notepad into one pile of books, to add a bit of colour cause y'know I'm a bit zany like that. I popped the large Ikea box next to this and then I added this cute little pineapple decoration that I had lying around which I loved but wasn't sure where to put previously. So I popped it on top of the pile of books and it genuinely looked like it had found it's calling in life.

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Okay it's so cliche blogger- pineapple and gold but whatevz, I have found a home for it.

Then on the next shelf, I put the two smaller  boxes on top of each other and put a vase from ikea that I already had next to them, with a couple of fake roses that I had in my blogging room. This added again another little bit of colour and then I added this cute print of Frank that Not On The High Street very kindly sent me and again didn't have a home previously. The white frame and pastel colours tie in really well together with my colour scheme, and hopefully I don't look too much like a crazy dog lady for having a print of my dog. I totally look like a crazy dog lady don't i?

Then for the rest of the shelves, I just utilised whatever accessories I had lying around the house, such as a white lantern from Ikea that I had, a movie clicker board which I thought looked quite cool and a picture frame here and there.

Finally I wanted to add a print of some sorts, but instead of forking out on one, I decided to make one myself. All I did was head to PicMonkey where I used a font which I had downloaded from DaFont (movus brush hand if you're wondering) and then wrote a quote and printed it out on some card. Then I put this in my frame of choice and voila. I saved myself money from getting a print printed and I can change it up as much as I want. I only used 'Shake It Off' cause it was literally the only thing I could think of. But yeah. Can't beat a bit of Taylor can you?

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And that is my bookshelf. It's kind of weird to think of what it looked like before. It looks so much tidier now and I feel it makes the room more put together and stylised now. I keep looking at it and thinking to myself 'good job!' Although I will probably change some things around in the future, for the time being it looks a 100x better than it did before, so next I will probably turn my attention to another one of those jobs... maybe finally clearing out my wardrobe?

So that's my bookshelf. I literally can't believe I've just written such a long ass post about my bloody bookshelf. Ha.

Well i hope you enjoyed it anyways and if you're thinking about sorting out your bookshelf soon, I would totally recommend it :) right I'm off to stop blabbering and continue looking on Pinterest for more inspiration!
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Why I Want To Change My Relationship With My Skin #faceforward



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I’ve never been confident with my skin. My journey with bad skin started in primary school, which is a very long time ago. I was surprised to see these red bumps erupt under my curtain of a fringe that my mum forced me to have cut. Why Mum why? Even when I managed to get my own way and grow my fringe out, I was still suffering from spots, and so a journey began of trying out different products to try clear my skin. 

My skin has never been totally clear since. I have good and bad phases with my skin. I recently turned 24, which means my teenage years are definitely well behind me, which always bothers me that I still have the skin of a teenager though. Will my skin ever grow up and behave?

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Battling with bad skin over the years, has had a knock on effect on my confidence. When I’m having a breakout, I feel everyone is looking at my spots, just a few weeks back, I had a monster appear on my forehead, that should of had its own postcode it was that big. I was convinced everyone was looking at it, and I wanted to pull my hair over my face like I was in the horror film The Grudgeto hide it. 

I want to build on my self-confidence though, and I want my skin to get better. I want to stop feeling like I can’t step out of the door without make up. I don't want to fear someone knocking on the door when I have no make up on. I want to step out of my comfort zone and stop beating myself up about my skin. I have been inspired to get out of my comfort zone since working with skincare brand Clinique on their new #faceforward campaign. The campaign is all about empowerment and looking forward to the future, having no regrets and inspiring yourself and others. I wanted to work on my insecurities and wanted to help inspire others who may have always had skin woes too. My recent trip away to the states has also provided me with a new outlook on life, and I've come home knowing that I can achieve anything that I want to. 

As I’ve mentioned in some of my posts and videos, recently, I overhauled my skincare routine. Going for simple products, and a routine that is based on my skin type. I went for a consultation with Clinique who are known for having an extensive range  of products for blemished and oily skin. I was recommended the Anti-Blemish Solutions Clear Skin System, consisting of Anti Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel, which I use on make up free skin. This cleanser has ingredients which help to clear dead surface cells and reduce excess oil that can lead to breakouts including salicylic acid, after cleaning I use the Clarifying Lotion which helps to clear blemishes and un clog pores by being a gentle exfoliator. Finally the All over clearing treatment, which is a treatment/moisturiser which helps to clear blemishes whilst fighting to prevent future ones. 

My new skincare routine means that my skin has been looking a lot better recently. Although I’ve had the odd spot here and there, my overall skin has cleared up and I’m already starting to feel a bit more confident about my skin. 

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With myself feeling a bit more confident, I wanted to try and push myself to go out of my comfort zone and go out without make up. To some this isn't a big task. This is something you'd do every day, but to me it's a scary task. Honestly, this is a little scarier than going to America with 9 strangers. 

You can see in my video whether I manage to step out of my comfort zone and what happened. 


For the future, I want to build on this, I want to take more steps by going out without make up. I have realised that I don't need a smokey eye everyday, I have already toned down my everyday make up. But I want to most importantly build on my confidence on the inside. I want to feel like I'm not horrendous, and it's okay that my skin isn't perfect. 

Whilst, I'm not turning my back on make up. Oh no. I want to work on not feeling like I need it to feel good. Whilst I will always love doing a smokey eye, and experimenting with contouring, I want to feel like my skin and I, don't need foundation and concealer. I want to not panic about someone seeing my bare face. I want to be scared that if a burglar breaks in during the night that they may harm us, rather than me worrying they'd see my make up less face. I want to step outside of my comfort zone and be okay with my skin. Maybe even one day, love my skin.

I will carry on using the three step cleansing routine, hopefully I will continue to see good results with my skin. Maybe one day my skin will be crystal clear, who knows. 

I am excited for the future and for my new journey with my skin. I want to stop hating myself because of it, and embrace it. I don't want to beat myself up anymore over it, I want to be friends with myself and realise it's okay if I get spots from time to time. I need to realise that if someone is awful to me because of my skin, then they're not worth having in my life. I need to focus on the positives not the negatives, and every day push myself out of my comfort zone. 

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If I can do this, you can too. 

What would you love to do to step out of your comfort zone this year? Travelling/being confident/making new friends? Whatever is it let me know and tweet me on social media! Don't forget the hashtag #faceforward

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Fave Pins Right Now.


It's no secret of mine that I am so obsessed with Pinterest. As I've said many a time before, there's something about the site that makes me feel motivated and inspired. Also kind of calms me down too? Please tell me, I'm not the only person who gets calmed by Pinterest? 

I'm so lame sometimes. 

I love seeing what other people have been pinning, cause basically I am a nosey nora and also so I can then pin them to my boards and get inspired! 

Here are some of my recent favourites...




Recently I have been having one of my ' i want to change everything in the house' phases. Tbh it happens every six months or so and I get this itch to change everything around! I've changed the bookshelf, next on the list is to brighten up the bedroom a little bit and change round my blogging room. I've been thinking lots of white, to make everything light and airy, pops of gold/silver and of course some pink here and there!! Keep your eye out for interior posts coming soon hopefully :) 



Next we have some hair pins that I have been finding pretty inspiring. Again, I want to change my hair up. As you know, I went lighter with balyage in March but I'm feeling a bit over it. I'm debating either going back to really dark brown or to maybe darken it at the roots and go lighter on the ends. I'm also feeling a little chop too, I'm loving these blunt mid length cuts that seems to add loads of thickness and volume to your hair. I've always had super long hair, and after going a bit shorter at the hair dressers last time, my hair has grown back to super long and I'm kind of finding it a bit rat taily and a nightmare to deal with in the heat. Don't know whether I'm brave enough though, but I guess hair grows right?? 



So we're in the midst of a heatwave right now which means things are seriously sticky and humid in the UK. Shorts are literally all I can manage right now! But when the weather cools down which I'm sure it will soon, cause after all I do live in the UK, I'll be back in my ripped jeans. I'm also obsessed with denim jackets right now. I've finally ordered one from a vintage website and I am praying that it looks good and not that I've just raided my dad's 80's wardrobe! I'll report back though :) 

So there are my fave pins right now! Follow me on Pinterest and I may well just follow back! See you over there! 

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