Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Nominated for a Liebster Award

Hello Beauties,
I was recently nominated by Chloe and Sarah from Berry Smiles ( be sure to check out both their blogs!) for the Liebster Award. I have seen the Liebster Award circling the blogsphere for quite some time so I am thrilled that these two beautiful ladies have taken the time to nominate me and my blog!
Thank you Chloe and Sarah for this nomination.

The Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The word liebster is German and it has a few meanings: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart

If you choose to accept this award here are the rules: 
1. Thank the blog that nominated you, and link their blog link on your blog.
2. Display the award (image) on your blog.
3. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Answer 11 questions about yourself, that is provided by the blog that nominated you.
5. Nominate 11 blogs that you feel deserve this award (Note: the blog does have to have under 200 followers)
6. Create a new list of questions for your nominated blogs to answer.
7. List all of these rules (you can copy and paste)
8. Inform the nominated blogs about this award, and also provide a link for them to your post, so then they can understand the rules (because they may not have even heard about it).

11 facts about myself:  

1. I have a large collection of yankee candles
2. My guilty pleasure is reality TV, I just can't get enough
3. I consume around 10 cups of tea a day
4. I have two cats and two chickens
5. I would like to live off sweet popcorn
6. I love ZARA
7. I have blue/green eyes
8. Paloma Faith is my favourite Singer
9. I own way to much Gilly Hicks underwear
10.II could not live without Mascara
11. Japonesque is my favourite makeup brand

11 Questions from Chloe -

1. What is your favourite beauty product? (Mascara, lipstick, etc.)
My favourite beauty product is my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, however I could not live without Mascara, I am currently using Japonesque lengthening mascara

2. What are your top 3 favourite songs?
Lapsley- Station
Paloma Faith- Just Be
James Blake - A Case of You

3. Do you play a musical instrument? if so what instrument?
I do not play a musical instrument

4. What is your favourite clothing piece?
My favourite piece of clothing has to be my beloved American Apparel disco pants.

5. What are you scared of?
Sharks and Sadness

6. Do you prefer sweet or savoury food?
Sweet all the way!

7. What is your favourite clothing pattern? (Floral, etc.)
I am a sucker for a Daisy print

8. What is your favourite holiday? (Christmas, etc.)
My favourite season is definitely Summer

9. What is your dream job?
My dream job would to be a buyer

10. What is your favourite colour?

11. Why did you start blogging?

I enjoyed reading many other blogs and found myself becoming addicted to the blogsphere and decided to create a little space on the Internet to share my thoughts and opinions.
My 11 Questions to my nominees:

1. Why did you decide to start blogging?
2. What has made you happy today?
3. If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
4. Where would you like to travel to?
5. What item could you never leave the house without?
6. Which actor would play you in the movie of your life?
7.  What advice would you give to new bloggers?
8. Can you Describe yourself in three words?
9. What are your top three favourite songs?
10. What are your top three favourite blogs?
11. What are your future ambitions?

My 11 nominees:   
  1. Laura -
  2. Georgia - Black Latte 
  3. Shannon - 
  4. Angelika - 
  5.  Chloe -
  6. Mahak - 
  7. Emily - 
  8. Jodie - 
  9. Leigh - 
  10. Thea - 
  11. Gaby - 


Would you like to get to know me?

Hello Beauties, I was recently tagged by the lovely Paige from Little Miss Paige (be sure to check out her blog) to complete the 'Get To Know Me Tag'. I was really pleased that Paige tagged me as I have recently returned to blogging after quite a while away and think it is a perfect time for my wonderful followers to get to know me just a little better!

This is me :)

1.Do you have a middle name?
I do indeed have a middle name, it is a slightly embarrassing one: Margaret! haha.

2.What was your favourite subject in school?
I left school 5 years ago, my favourite subject was probably art and textiles.

3.What’s your favourite drink?
You can never beat a good ol' cuppa tea.

4.What’s your favourite song at the moment?
I am absolutely loving Lapsley at the moment, their song 'Station' is so beautiful.

5.What would you name your children?
This is a question I would prefer not to answer, it is personal to my boyfriend and I. If we had children we would probably keep the names a secret until the baby was born!

6.Do you participate in any sports?
I do not participate in any sports, apart from copious amounts of watching football, thanks to Mr.Blue! 

7.What’s your favourite book?
This is such a hard question, I have got so many favourites as I am a bit of a bookworm, however 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' by a wonderful author named Mitch Albom most probably has changed my life forever. It is in no way a book about Christianity, just a fictional book about morals in life!
8.What’s your favourite colour?
I am a super girly girl, so not surprisingly it is pink!

9.What’s your favourite animal?
My favourite animal has to be a monkey. They are so fascinating.

10.What’s your favourite perfume?
Marc Jacobs - Daisy Eau So Fresh

11.What’s your favourite season?
Even though my birthday is in December, my favourite season is definitely summer. I am undoubtedly much more motivated and happy in the summer months. 

12.Have you graduated from school?
I am from the UK so we do not use the same term as the US and Canada when it comes to school etc, however I did leave school at the Age of 18 having done my GCSE's and A-Levels

13.Have you been out of the country?
I have been on many holiday,s however I have never been outside of Europe.

14.Do you speak any other languages?
My first language is Welsh, my second language is English.

15.Do you have any siblings?
I have two brothers and a sister.

16.What’s your favourite store?
I am an absolute lover of ZARA, I think their clothes are so clean cut and effortless!

17.What’s your favourite restaurant?
I love Bill's restaurant, their BBQ Ribs and Sweet Potato Fries are to die for.

18.Do you like school?
I did really enjoy school when I was there, sometimes I wish I could go back. Just for a day!

19.Who are some of your favourite YouTubers?
I am an absolute youtube addict. The very first youtuber I ever came across was Zoella. I can not believe how far she has come, it is amazing. She has literally changed the world of youtube and bloggers. She has basically helped a new generation of technology and social media become real.
I do not have a favourite as I like to have a variation of youtuber channels to suit my mood.
Here is my list of youtuber channels that I watch regularly: Lauren Curits, Niomi Smart, Hannah Maggs, Miranda Sings, Dolly Bow Bow, Sprinkle of Glitter, Thatcher Joe, Carli Bybel, Tanya Burr, Jim Chapman, Marcus Butler, Casper Lee, Pointless Blog, Katie Snooks, Helen Melonlady, Fleur DeForce and last but not least BeautyCrush.

20.What’s your favourite movie?
My favourite film is probably Goodwill Hunting. I love how young the cast looks and it is such a good film.

21.What are some of your favourite TV shows?
My one major guilty pleasure in life is reality TV, I un-ashamedly love Keeping up with the Kardashians. Other favourites include Eastenders and Hollyoaks!

22. Do you have a PC or a Mac?
I have a PC, it is a SAMSUNG laptop.

23. How tall are you?
I am a shorty, exactly 5ft.

24. Do you have any pets?
I have two chickens and two cats. (Small farm over here, hhaha!)  

I would like to tag my two favourite blogs at the moment Georgia - Black Latte and  Laura - The Beauty Tea Rooms.
I hope you feel like you've got to know me a little more!

Love Affair. ZARA Home

Hello Beauties,
I am currently experiencing a major love affair with ZARA Home. Their items are so beautiful and they have such an eclectic mix of patterns and textures. Their price range really varies from extremely affordable to a slightly pricey mark up, however it is so easy to pick up such a beautiful and interesting item from their stores or online here.
Here are my favourite mugs and cups from the ZARA Home Spring/Summer 2014 range. 

Follow the links to purchase or have a nose at the ZaRA Home website. I will be posting my favourite Cushions and Blankets for the bedroom and living room so pop by soon to check that out! Alternatively you can view my collections at POLYVORE.


  Love Affair. ZARA Home

Friday, 18 April 2014

Having a hair cut

Hello Beauties,
In the past month I have gone from having long light brown hair with highlights, to short blonde hair. 
At first I was absolutely terrified at the aspect of saying goodbye to my luscious locks. However to my dismay, looking closely at my long hair proved that it wasn't 'luscious' after all, but thoroughly damaged and quite simply in horrendous condition. And so a trip to the hairdressers was in order. 
I opted for a long bob with The Saturday's, Molly King in mind and came out surprisingly ecstatic with the result. My hair feels light and bouncy and a lot more healthy! 

Are you thinking of having your hair transformed? Share your healthy hair tips with me! 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Candle Mania

Hello Beauties,
Just like many other bloggers alike I am candle crazy. There isn't a room in my house that doesn't have a candle collection in, in my opinion they make any home nice and cosy. My go to candle is of course the trusted Yankee candle. I enjoy the seasonal scents such as Christmas and Easter. My favourites are Vanilla Cupcake, Honey and Spice and Vanilla Lime. 
I thought I would share with you my candle set up in my living room. 

The set of drawers is actually a coat rack with drawers that hangs on the wall, I bought this in Tkmaxx for £15, instead of hanging it on the wall I turned it upside down and have placed it on a white side cabinet from ikea.

The golden crackle tea light holder was £3 from Asda, the tea cup I found for 50p in a local charity shop and I use the saucer to put my rings on. The third tea light holder came in a set of four from tesco for £2. The wax tart melt is from my local Yankee candle store for £15, it is gold and black glass mosaic. The green metal holder is from Ikea and was £3 for two.

The large white metal pot was £5 from ikea, when not in use with candles I often use it as a vase by placing the flowers in a pint glass of water and placing these inside the metal pot. Putting candles inside creates a lovely light pattern across the room.