Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Boohoo Wishlist


So I did a Boohoo Wishlist a couple of months back as part of the blog for my uni module, which you can have a read of here, but I do love Boohoo and my wishlist has grown since then and I've picked out a few more things I'd like to share with you!

Petite Jane Rib Cold Shoulder Neck Detail Top £10.00 (Black & Khaki)
I love both colour variations of this top and really want at least one of them I'm just waiting for them to come back in stock in my size. I love the detail and I'm a fan of cold shoulder tops.
Amelia Western Style Denim Mini Skirt £15.00
I am wondering about attempting to wear skirts and this denim one appeals to me not only because of the denim material but the length and design of it. It's a fairly simple piece but I feel like you could team it with a lot of different things.

Shama Strappy Neck Cold Shoulder Top Red £14.00
I love the top half of this, I think it looks really gorgeous and pretty. I chose the red one because I am trying to inject some colour into my dressier tops. I really love this.

Tegan Mesh & Lace Bralet £12.00
I love how chic this bralet is! The mesh makes it look sexier and I just love how it looks. I feel like it's also one you can get away with wearing with most outfits.

Lisa High Neck Slinky Midi Dress Black £10.00
I've had this dress in my wishlist for a while now but I love how simple this dress is but how nice it looks too. I feel like this would be a great LBD to have for any special occasions.

Violet Oversized Checked Shirt - £18.00
I hope this is back in stock soon! I love the colours of this shirt and feel like it could be worn in many ways such as on it's own or as an extra layer over a top or a vest. It reminds me of the red shirt Beyoncé wore in her **Flawless music video although hers was red and black. I feel like this shirt would be great in my wardrobe.

So I could properly go on much longer, but for now I'll stop here!
Do you like any of my choices?

Love & hugs,
Claire xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

My 2017 Unwrapped Spotify


So recently, Spotify gave us all the opportunity to look back on the top songs and artists we had been listening to in 2017. Here are mine:

Even though I was expecting a couple of them, I was a little surprised at a couple of the songs that it picked out for me! Especially Wobble by Lethal Bizzle and Chat Shit Get Banged by Tinchy Stryder. While I know I listened to them a lot over this year, I was expecting either Babygirl by Charli XCX or Blackstreet's No Diggity to feature.

Beyoncé, Little Mix, Lethal Bizzle, Girls Aloud and Jennifer Lopez are all artists I really appreciate. Girls Aloud were definitely listened to a lot more in my childhood but I clearly still listen to them a lot, their songs are classics to be honest so that shows that.

Have you all done your Spotify Unwrapped 2017? I'd love to know!

Love & hugs,
Claire xxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Christmas Post Ideas


I thought today I'd write a list of Christmas Post Ideas! Feel free to use any of these if you are doing Blogmas!

* Christmas dessert recipes
* DIY Christmas decorations
* Gift wrapping ideas
* Christmas jumper hauls
* Christmas Party fashion lookbooks
* Your favourite Christmas traditions
* Christmas makeup ideas
* Gingerbread Designs
* Christmas films you love
* Gift ideas
* Party game ideas
* Christmas market photos
* Christmas lights photos
* Your favourite photos/memories from previous Christmases
* Christmas snack ideas
* Festive card ideas
* Budgeting
* Favourite Christmas songs
* Winter skincare tips
* Goals for 2018
* Secret Santa ideas
* Christmas character makeup
* Christmas wishlists
* Christmas ideas for kids
* Christmas charity campaigns
* Christmas TV adverts

Hope these have given you some ideas!!

Love & hugs,

Claire xxx

Friday, 1 December 2017

Reindeer Makeup

Hey everyone!

Happy 1st December! The festive season is finally back around again and this time I thought I'd try something new which I've not done before. I decided to do Reindeer makeup.
I apologise for one of my eyes being overdone, it was a mistake on my part apart from that I was quite happy with it, as it had been my first try of doing it.

I know I'm not the best with makeup but I did enjoy experimenting for this look. I could have obviously done it better too but for a first try, I was quite proud! It's perfect for if you are having a Christmas themed party or event coming up! A good tip I'd use is to make sure you contour the nose as it made it look much more effective. The bronzer I used is more on the orange side but honestly that wasn't a bad thing for this particular look. You could also use a brown liquid lipstick, I was going to use Beauty Mark from NYX's Lip Lingerie range but I couldn't find it when I was doing the makeup so I went with Bustier instead but it still worked. You can also add some reindeer ears for the full look but I left mine at uni when I took these photos as I'd gone home for the weekend!

Makeup Used:
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation - Light Porcelain
Natural Collection Sun Tint Bronzing Powder - Sun Shine
Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner
Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow - Creme De Rose
NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick - Bustier
Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 2
Barry M Kohl Pencil White Eyeliner
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Millie Mackintosh Luxe Glow Face Illuminator

Also, I'm completing a blog for my uni work so if you could check it out and leave a comment it would be hugely appreciated!! You can read it here

Thank you for reading!

Love & hugs,

Claire xxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 29 October 2017

I Need Your Help - Blog For Uni

Hey everyone!!

So I thought I'd do a little post to let you know I've had to create another blog for uni purposes as I have a module on blogging, I'd love it if you guys could show it some love and maybe have a read and comment etc!!

It's lifestyle related but as I'm used to beauty blogging, I will write about beauty too. Please give it a little look as it would mean a lot to me!!

I've done some OOTD posts and wishlists so far if you are interested and there is plenty more coming! It's a little different to what I've done so far on this blog so do check it out!

Here is the link if you guys are interested!


Thank you so much for reading and it would be amazing if you gave it a read/comment!!

Love & hugs,
Claire xxxx

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

World Mental Health Day 2017: What It Means To Me & My Tips

Hi everyone!

Today this post comes out specially for World Mental Health Day.

As someone who has dealt with a few aspects of mental health, I find this day particularly important. Mental Health problems are very common and it's important to consider the fact that you can't see who may be suffering from one. They are all around and can come in many different forms.

This day itself revolves around promoting the education and raising awareness for conditions which you may not be as familiar with. And knowing that there are so many different people out there facing struggles with their mental health. I feel like it's important to be because I want there to be education on mental health especially in schools and for the younger generation because these skills can be kept throughout life and hopefully reduce or even make others feel at ease knowing what they may be dealing with. If they learn about these things during their teenage years it can be beneficial for years to come. It may also make recovery easier because you have more of an understanding of what is happening to you. It took me a while to properly acknowledge I had anxiety as I'd not really been educated fully on mental health, I feel there's a huge amount of assumptions regarding mental health and stigmas which can hold you back from understanding yourself and also receiving treatment.
I feel like World Mental Health Day keeps a reminder that we have to consider others around us and their ways of life and the way their minds work.

Some tips I'd offer if you or someone you know is suffering would be:

* Don't be afraid to take some 'me time'. Sometimes being busy can be extremely stressful and tire you out, even social situations. By balancing out both work and social commitments it can mean you have a schedule which suits your needs better.

* Talk! It's hard to open up, but talking to those who care can really help. I know I'm being slightly hypocritical here because I bottle up a lot of things, but I know that there's people around me who do know some of my triggers and generally my own battles, although I've not shared everything. However talking your worries out with someone can be hugely helpful.

* Write down your achievements and be proud when you do something brave. One of my friends actually gave me a little notebook to write down some of my achievements and good things in and it was such a thoughtful and considerate gift. It's important to keep these in mind during a down day as it's easy to become engulfed by the negativity.

I hope this post for World Mental Health Day has done it justice. Thank you for reading!

Love & hugs,
Claire xxx


Sunday, 8 October 2017

The Fashion Tag

Hey everyone!

I was reading through Anna Saccone's blog recently and came across 'The Fashion Tag' which she had completed. I've never completed a tag based on fashion before so thought I'd go for it.

1. How would you describe your style?
My fashion style is quite casual yet comfortable. I'm girly but I'm not in your face girly. Some days you'll see me in a Disney top or something cartoony and other times you might see me in some sophisticated tops or darker clothes. I've got a mixture of styles, which I quite like.

2. What are your wardrobe staples?
A few of Primark's Basic tees, they are so useful to throw on for university lectures with a hoodie or sweatshirt. Some comfy pairs of jeans are a must. A nice dressy top for fail-safe last minute evening arrangements. Also a checked shirt will always look stylish.

3. Most expensive item in your closet?
Probably a faux leather jacket from Wallis. It's one of my favourite clothing items and it's great for evening occasions and day time too. I'd wanted a leather type jacket for a while and I was so happy to finally get one.

4. Most wanted item?
I really want more dressier pairs of shoes but I've got really picky feet!  

5. Favourite designer?
I'm not really bothered about designer clothes to be honest. I care about high end makeup, but in terms of clothes I'm not quite big on fashion designers and things. I can't afford to spend loads of money on just 1 handbag or something.

6. How much do you spend on clothes?
I've been more experimental with my style and clothes buying recently so probably about £20 - £50 in a couple of months. I just seem to be buying clothes a lot recently.

7. What are your favourite places to shop?
I love Primark, it really saves my life. Asda and Sainsbury's do great pairs of jeans and jeggings which are of really good quality. I also love Boohoo and New Look. Topshop's a bit more pricey but they have nice stuff in.

8. Favourite fragrance?
Probably Beyoncé's Heat perfume. It's just such a gorgeous scent and even without being a Beyoncé fan I'd still love it.

9. What's your favourite way to do your hair?
I have it natural really, I don't do a lot with it because I'm not a hair care expert. I have many different shampoos so I don't have to worry about product build up cos I don't use the same one each time.

10. What is your go-to outfit when you have no idea what to wear?
Depends if it's a day event or a night time event. If it's day time I'll just throw on my New Look skinny jeans, a Primark top and a hoodie and trainers. For an evening event I'll probably throw on my Asda black jeans, a black top and jacket and boots.
11. One fashion trend you wish would come back or stay?
I love 90s fashions so I'm glad that they've been in recently. I love chokers so I really hope they stay for a while! I also really like the mom jeans trend as I don't always opt for outright skinny jeans.

 12. Show us your most prized possession in your wardrobe.

As sad as it sounds probably my Yonce t shirt and my Lemonade sweatshirt. I love wearing Beyoncé related clothing and I ordered them off Amazon. I love them. Probably because they are harder to find.

I hope you all enjoyed reading this blog post and I tag you to complete it if you wish to!
If you complete the post please link me to it!

Love & hugs,
Claire xxxx