Saturday, 25 April 2015

Things I want to do this summer!

Photo taken by me last summer.

So we're quickly approaching the end of April, which means warmer weather (hopefully!), summer fashion and opportunities to get outside more! Even though I'm sat writing this as it's dark and rainy outside, the past few weeks have been really warm and sunny, so I felt like doing this post!

50 things to do this summer

1. Eat more healthy food. Especially salads and smoothies!
2. Discover new blogs- I love reading them, but I find it so hard to get enough time!
3. Take my dog for lots of walks. I feel so happy after taking my dog out!
4. Go to the beach.
5. Try out some different summer fashions!
6. Improve my photography. I feel like my photography could improve, so I want to get more practice.
7. Meet a friend in town for a coffee or milkshake.
8. Go and watch a film at the cinema. I know I could do it at anytime of year, but I don't go to the cinema much!
9. Get a frozen yogurt. A healthier alternative to ice cream!
10. Go to a festival!
11. Go out for runs- maybe in the mornings to start the day!
12. Bake lot of yummy cakes!
13. Go on a picnic.
14. Have a barbecue with family and friends.
15. Go swimming.
16. Make lemonade.
17. Read lots of books!
18. Grow sunflowers!
19. Grow some tomatoes and other fruits or vegetables.
20. Go to a theme park.
21. Have a water fight.
22. Make a pizza!
23. Get an ice cream- preferable from an ice cream van :)
24. Do yoga.
25. Watch a sunset.
26. Go to the duck pond.
27. Make jam.
28. Make a fruit salad.
29. Play hide and seek.
30. Go bowling.
31. Keep a diary everyday through the summer holidays.
32. Scrapbook.
33. Photograph a butterfly.
34. Eat watermelon.
35. Go to a car boot sale.
36. Try to blog more.
37. Create a video diary to look back on when I'm older.
38. Toast marshmallows... and make s'mores.
39. Go to a library.
40. Buy a box of iced-ring doughnuts!
41. Go on a hike.
42. Write a short story.
43. Make a tie-dye craft.
44. Have a sleepover.
45. Make a dream-catcher.
46. Make fudge.
47. Go blackberry picking.
48. Get a tan.
49. Go shopping!
50. Spend a summer evening out with family and friends.

I've tried to keep my list achievable and I can't wait for summer! Let me know in the comments below what you want to do during the summer months.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

My Mascara Top Tips


Recently I've been looking into mascaras a little bit more and trying to find one that lengthens but keeps my lashes looking natural. I think we can often end up in a rut when it comes to using the same mascara just because we are used to it, and I know that I often shy away from trying new brands. However, when I find a mascara that I really like, it makes all the difference.

Mascara isn't just about the actual product though- how you use it will make all the difference! Here are my top tips for using mascara.

1. Wiggle the brush through your lashes from side to side, rather than straight up through. However, work from your lash line to the tips of your lashes slowly, as I find that by taking a little more time over application really helps to lengthen my lashes.

2. Choose a mascara that does what you're specifically looking for. If your lashes are quite straight but long, a lengthening mascara isn't going to help as much as a curling mascara, which would lift up the lashes and open up your eyes. Take a look at your eye lashes, and decide what you want to improve.

3. Don't pump the wand. This will do two things; it will make it much easier for bacteria to grow in your mascara tube, and will also dry out the product, meaning you can't get as much use out of it. 

4. Get the excess mascara off the wand by gently rubbing it on a tissue before you apply. It will make your eyelashes less clumpy, so you can create a much softer and natural look.

5. Apply at least two coats. It may seem a little time consuming, but by the time you've finished doing the second eye, you can apply the second coat on the first eye again. Doing two coats will make a real difference, which is why I'd recommend it.

6. Use an eyelash comb. After applying your mascara, take an eyelash comb to separate your lashes. This makes your mascara look more natural and also can reduce the fall-down from crumbling mascara.

I hope this maybe helped some of you improve how your mascara looks! I just want to mention that Erin from itseverythingerin.blogspot.co.uk, has nominated me for the Liebster Award, however, since I've already done this a few times, I just wanted you to check out her blog!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

What I Got For My Birthday & Haul//2015

Last wednesday it was my birthday! I had such a lovely day, shopping with my mum, and then having a meal with close friends and family. For this post, I wanted to show you some of the gifts I received, and also the new things I bought.These are one of my favourite kind of posts to read, so I thought I would do one myself!



From my parents, I received the Real Techniques Travel Essentials set, Real Techniques Bronzer Brush, earrings, No7 Concealer, Nina Ricci L'Air Du Temps Fragrance Set, Bridesmaids DVD, Fleur de Force's Glam Guide, and my biggest present the Naked 2 Palette.



 From other people (family&friends) I recieved the Real Techniques Eyes Set, a mini alarm clock, a choker, a Malteser Bunny, a clutch bag and One Direction's That Moment Fragrance Set. Not pictured, I also received money, vouchers, false eyelashes, a nail polish and a bath set.

I'm so grateful for everything that I recieved, everyone has been very generous to me and I feel so lucky. When I went shopping, I bought these things:


  




In makeup: Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, Boots Vitamin E Eye Cream, Barry M Gelly Nail Polish in Blackberry, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate, a Seventeen Lip Lustre Gloss, Zoella's Just Say Yes makeup bag, and my 3 most extravagant buys- Mac Lipstick in Diva, Mac Lip Pencil in Currant and Benefit's Rockateur blush.


    


Clothes-wise, I bought myself a summer beach cover-up, (far left), a lace trim top, a grey camisole and some earrings all from New Look, and some sunglasses from Primark. I also bought a navy blue dress from Primark, but I forgot to include it in the photos as I wore it in the evening.

I hope you enjoyed this post! What did you get up to over Easter?

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Spring's Here!

Today I took my dog for a walk, and decided to take a few photos on my phone quickly. I've taken my dog for a walk nearly everyday this last week and I think it's such a nice refreshing thing to do, I feel so much healthier by getting out the house more, and having a dog is the perfect reason to. Since spring is here, and it's Easter tomorrow, I thought I'd share some of the photos I took with you!

















I think my favourite thing about spring is when the blossom is on the trees! And ducklings, just because they are so cute! 

What's your favourite thing about spring? Let me know in the comments!

Hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend!