Tuesday, 24 November 2015

You gotta pick tag!





Makeup:

Blush or Bronzer?... Bronzer
Lip gloss or Lipstick?... Lip stick
Eye liner or Mascara?...
Mascara
Foundation or Concealer?...
Foundation
Neutral or Colour eye shadow?...
Neutral
Pressed or Loose eye shadows?...
Pressed
Brushes or Sponges?... Brushes

Nails:
OPI or China glaze?... OPI
Long or short?... Short
Acrylic or natural?... Acrylic
Brights or darks?... Darks
Flower or no flower?...  No Flower

Body:
Perfume or body splash?... Perfume
Lotion or body butter?... 
Lotion
Body wash or soap?... Body Wash
Lush or other bath company?... Lush

Fashion:

Jeans or sweat pants?... Jeans
Long sleeve of short?...
Long
Dresses or skirts?...
Dresses
Stripes or plaid?... 
Stripes
Flip flops or sandals?... 
Flip Flops
Scarves or hats?... Scarves
Studs or dangly earrings?... Studs
Necklaces or bracelets?... Necklaces
Heels or flats…? Flats
Cowboy boots or riding boots?...
Cowboy Boots
Jacket or hoodie?... Hoodie
Forever 21 or charlotte russe?... Don’t have these in england
Abercombie or Hollister?...
Hollister but its too dark
Saks 5th or Nordstrom?...
Don’t have these in England as well

Hair:
Curly or straight?...
Straight
Bun or ponytail?... Ponytail
Bobby pins or butterfly clips?... Bobby Pins
Hair spray or gel?... Hair spray
Long or short?... 
Long
Light or dark?... 
Dark
Side sweep bangs or full bangs?...
Side Swept
Up or down?... 
Down

Random:
Rain or shine?...
Rain
Summer or winter?...
Winter
Fall or spring?... 
Fall
Chocolate or vanilla?... Chocolate
East coast or west coast?...Neither South!





Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The Beauty Blogger Tag

Just before we get into the tag... I thought I would let you know this is the first in a new line of posts I'm doing called *Insert Drum Roll Here*



I will only be doing this for 10 week which will takes us up to 19/01/16 but I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have making them... Now lets jump right in...




1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

When I was little it used to naturally ringlet and now its more wavy and frizzy

2. What is your natural hair colour?
This...


3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I've had a few bad experiences dying my hair on my own so now I go to the salon

4. How often do you wash your hair?
Probably every 2 days

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?
Pretty much the same style

6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I do my own pedi, because I hate people touching my feet, but if I can afford it I get my nails done at the salon but for the most part, I paint them myself.

7. How often to you change your nail polish?
Once it starts to chip

8. Do you polish your toes in the winter, too or just in the summer?
Yeah, feet look weird without it!

9. How long does it take to put on your makeup?
Depends, it takes me about 10mins to do my everyday look but if I'm doing something for an event anywhere from 20mins to an hour!

10. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
Eye's always eyes I use a lot of dark eyeshadows!

11. Do you "collect" makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I have collection pieces but I do just usually buy it when I need it.

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
Only when I feel a look needs them, or for an event, so not often

13. Do you do a full face of makeup every day?
Pretty much... yeah.

14. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone (or with family)? 
Yup.

15. Will you leave the house without makeup?
No, I don't go anywhere without mascara on!

16. How many high end products do you have?
There is only 1 that comes to mind and that would be my Naked 2 Palette I don't know, does that count as high end? 

17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
Not as often as I should.

18. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?
I just put on what I can find in the morning, I will only ever plan ahead for an event.

19. How often do you change your handbag? 
Some girls hoard shoes and clothes I hoard handbags so I'm constantly changing mine!

20. What time do you get up & go to sleep?
Urmm my sleep pattern is so messed up, I will go to sleep anywhere between 11pm-6am and wake up anywhere between 5am-2pm, bad right?

21. How often & when do you workout?
I don't really work out but I pretty much walk everywhere and take my dog for a walk for an hour every day

22. Left-handed or Right-handed?
Right-handed.

23. How tall are you?
5'3"

24. Do you speak a foreign language?
A little French, enough to order wine and food!

25. How many pets do you have?
One a dog called Bella she's a Collie cross Spaniel and she's 11

26. How often are you on Blogger?
I check it daily, but I don't post daily, but I hope to be posting more very soon

27. Do you read the comments posted on blogs?
Yeah, I do. 

28. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
There are so many products I would like to try if I did have a list it would be a mile long!

29. How did you come up with your blog name?
Its my first and middle name but I added an extra E

30. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?
IPhone 5s... Need to buy a camera! (Any Suggestions?)

31. How often do you clean your house? (Daily, weekly, other)
Daily, I have to keep it clean otherwise it does my head in!

32. What is your favourite colour?
Oxblood red

33. What is your favorite beauty/fashion magazine?
TWO magazine from Pixiwoo 

34. Do you swear?
Yes. A lot.

35. What are you doing with the rest of your day? 
Well its 00:58 so I'm going to go to sleep

Now... I tag you :)



Nicolee


XOXOXOX


Saturday, 14 November 2015

What's on my phone!


So I've seen quite a few of these posts and purely because I'm nosey I like seeing what apps people have on their phone so I thought I would share what I have on mine right now (As it is continually changing)


I have the IPhone 5s in gold a bit old I know but I just had to have it when it first came out and lumbered myself with a 3 year contract -_- bright idea Nicole!!!


I do have some apps I don't use much but others I use continuously!!



So on this page I have...

Blogger- I love this app obviously it amazing so I can blog on the go and not need my laptop all the time!

LinkedIn- I rarely use this but downloaded it just to clear my notifications I was getting through email. 

Bookmark for monologues- Doing acting work its always good to have monologues memorised, and I found this website brilliant for it.

Airbrush- This is a new app I downloaded, I'm enjoying it at the min, but I'm constantly changing what photo editing apps I use

YouTube Capture- Obvious must have, brilliant for filming high quality clips throughout the day.

Plant Nanny- This app has been a god send, it helps me track how much water I'm drinking because I either drink too much or too little in a day.

Creative Shape- Again another photo editor but this one I only really use for changing the shapes of my photos

And on this one...

Facebook- I am continuously using Facebook I think I'm addicted to it, its one of those social networks that you think you can live without so you deactivate your account and then find yourself reactivating it in a few hours.

Twitter- Current obsession, I was never really big on twitter but I'm definitely stating to use it more not

Barclays Banking- Love this, amazing for checking your bank balance when you cant be arsed to go to a cashpoint (ATM)

WhatsApp- Really only use this one to talk to my parents when they leave the country.

Clue- (Warning TMI) This app has been spot on for tracking my periods and telling me when I'm going to come on and when I'm ovulating, also for keeping track of my birth control.

Mail Online- Really only use this for celebrity gossip.

Facebook Messenger- Use this on occasion when someone messages me, don't tend to actively message people on there.

Instagram- This is a app I wish I was better on, but my photography skills have much to be desired, I do love to go on it to see how creative some people are though.

Pinterest- Another app I continuously use, I'm always pinning away (usually food) but I absolutely adore this app!

Last but not least

Music Downloader- I used this to just get songs I couldn't find on iTunes

Buzz Feed- Isn't BuzzFeed amazing? I think that's all that needs to be said about that app :)

Snapchat- Used to use this a lot, not so much anymore, got a bit sick of it atm.

BubbleWitch2- Loved this, until I got stuck on a level and now I cant be bothered with it!


So their you have it, that's what is on my phone! What apps out of them do you use and love? Or do you have any you'd recommend, leave your answers down bellow :)




Friday, 13 November 2015

Why painting your own nails sucks!

Now, lets be honest, painting your own nails sucks, I wouldn't say I'm the worse at it but oh lord I hate doing it! Plus as the first two pictures show, my little cousin gets me to paint her nails as well. I hate It with a passion, it takes so long to do, ages to dry and then within a few hours its probably already chipped! It is just so much easier to go to the salon and get them done!


Thumb-Minnie Mouse
Index Finger-Elmo
Middle Finger-Apple
Ring Finger-Cookie
Pinkie-Hamm from ToyStory


Ignore the floppy Disk Haha Proper throwback to the 90's there but Union Jack didn't turn out anywhere near as well as I wanted to!

Snowy Tree, Don't ask!

Minnie Mouse Attempt! Loved this one actually!

Thumb- Minnie Mouse
Index and middle- Apples
Ring Finger- I have no idea
Pinkie- Hamm From ToyStory

Noticing a pattern yet on what I'm not too bad at doing? haha

Who ever said writing on nails was easy? LIED!!! But this one was for a good cause so I don't mind!


Last but not least whoever created Water Marbling nail art should be shot!! It never looks as good as you think it will, it gets everywhere and is so messy! I shall never attempt that crap again!

So let me know, do you like nail art are you good at it? Or do you prefer to pay to get yours done?

Thursday, 12 November 2015

2 Quick & Healthy Dinners

Trying to find time to healthy dinners can be a pain in the ass! Also normally they take so long and they're normally not that nice, but here is two meals I love to make! :)



Jacket Potato with Homemade Coleslaw and Homemade Pizza


Coleslaw:
Shredded Red Cabbage
Shredded Carrot
Sliced tomato Flesh
Mayonnaise

Pizza:
Tortilla Wrap
Tomato Paste
Mozzarella
Basil

Jacket Potato
One Jacket Potato Baked and halved
Seasoning to taste


Chicken, Rice and Peas


Now this one takes a little longer unless you buy a pre cooked chicken like I did! #SoLazy

Chicken
Your choice, The one I used is pre cooked rotisserie and has a garlic coating

Rice
White or Brown Rice
Mixed Peppers
Peas



Wednesday, 11 November 2015

I Am A Beauty Blogger But I Am NOT Dumb!

Beauty bloggers are perceived to be ditsy, brainless, superficial, cheap and sell-outs. I personally have been called all these things and let me tell you none of them are true!

I'm not a sell-out! Every review I have done of products I have paid for myself and I'm not saying people who are sent stuff to review are sell outs because they're not personally I would love to be working with brands and getting my blog seen by more people. I think its terrible we get judged when if you think about it all we are doing is trying to help people, if a product is crap I'm going to tell you it is, so you don't waist your money on it.

I'm not Brainless! I could surprise you with the stuff I know, I'm very interested in history, I did well in school and college and can speak more than one language, I'm well versed in old British culture and have read most of the great novels.

I'm not Superficial! Yes I like makeup so what? That doesn't mean I'm fake and only care about outside appearances. Makeup is something I enjoy and if I want to spend my spare money on it I will.

I do not do this blog to brag about the things I have, I used this blog as an outlet to share opinions and talk to people who have the same ideas as I do, and so what if a company wants to sponser or collab with me I should not be shamed for it! Because at the end of the day I am 21 years old and an entrepreneur and I believe if you can make a career from the internet then you should. 

Disclaimer: I did not start this blog to make money or gain "Internet fame" I started this blog because I was passionate about sharing ideas and opinions, and I believe with all the success of people like Zoella (who I think is amazing) they're a lot of people jumping on the YouTube and Blogger bandwagon and it has ruined the genuine integrity of these sites.







Dear You...

Dear You...

I get it.

You're upset, you're disappearing into the background, no one notices, and when they do it's only to be mean, no one notices you're depressed, no one notices you're not eating, no one notices that you're crying your self to sleep at night.

They call you names
FAT... thanks you already knew
STICK INSECT... You lost all that weight because they called you fat
SLUT... You're still a virgin
LOOSER... Because you like school?
BITCH... Because you tried to ignore them

They say words don't hurt but that's pure shit!

People are mean for the sake of being mean and I'm not saying this to be bitter or make you bitter, but its true!

I know its so hard right now, but believe me it gets better, the people that are mean to you now, wont end up with a good life, I've seen what's happened to the people who where horrible to me in school and even I feel karma may have been too strong on them.

Believe me high school drama seems so trivial once your an adult, you will meet new people, experience the world, fall in love, and live and love your life.

So to you.. the girl that's walking around hanging your head low, not expressing yourself and just trying to fit in...Stop! Start showing the world what you have to offer because you are you, whether you like it or not, and its time to start believing in yourself, and not believe what the dickheads say to you, at the end of the day their "opinions" of you shouldn't mean shit.

You are amazing, you are beautiful and you are strong because you are you!

And.. don't you ever let anyone take that away from you!

From

The girl who was just like you.

xoxoxox

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Not Working


Being 21 and unemployed is a big problem.

(Just to clarify I am not unemployed by choice, I can not work for ongoing medical conditions)

So where does that leave me?
What should I do with my time?
What can I do without money?
What is that doing to me mentally?

It's amazing people moan about how much they hate their jobs and wished they didn't have to work, but you never really understand how good it is to work until you can't. A few things I've faced in recent weeks is... Intense boredom, not having money to do things, depression and loneliness. It really does take toll on your mind and body, finding myself drained and tired all the time even though I haven't done much in a day!
An average day consists of me waking up, having a shower, checking social media, walking my dog, and maybe going out with friends in the evening, now to someone who works they may think that sounds like a dream but let me just tell you the truth about a lifestyle like this...

1: Trying to keep yourself occupied!

There is only so much day time TV, and so many times you can watch Jeremy Kyle without wanting to pack everything up and move from England.
Your house can only be so clean, I feel like I'm continually cleaning, but not actually cleaning at the same time, if you understand what I mean, I am doing the same jobs everyday so I'm cleaning things that are already clean and don't need to be done, I'm now having to wait to do laundry because I don't have enough dirty clothes to even do one load. I wanted to start doing daily vlogs on my YouTube channel but I have nothing to film that's exciting!

2: The loneliness

Go out during the day? Well... who with, everyone's at work, I suppose I could go out on my own but that gets boring after a while, I feel like I'm spending my days waiting for people to finish work just so I can go out, also you get really offended if people are tired after work and don't want to see you, it makes you feel like they're just making excuses, the truth is you just have a lot of pent up energy from not doing anything all day!

3: Money, Money, Money

Third and finally the most obvious problem about not working is that you have NO MONEY and its nearly Christmas! I love blogging and doing product reviews but yet again another problem I don't have money to buy products to do reviews. Come the weekends when everyone goes out and you cant because you're skint! Also not being able to pay bills that's amazing too... 2 months my phones been shut off now!

So yeah, I know this post has been a bit of a downer but I needed to express how crappy not working is.

Have any of you not worked for a long time? And how did it affect you?


Nicolee

xoxoxoxoxxo



Monday, 9 November 2015

Ultimate chocolate cake


For the cake:
-225g (8oz) Butter
-225g (8oz) Caster Sugar 
-175g (6oz) Self Raising Flour
-50g (2oz) Cocoa Powder 
-4 medium eggs
-1 Tsp Vanilla extract 

For the buttercream: 

-100g (3.5 oz) unsalted butter 
- 200g (7oz) icing sugar 
-50g (2oz) melted chocolate 
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Decorations
-Cadburys chocolate fingers 3 packs
-Cadbury's giant buttons
-Cadbury's giant caramel buttons
-Rolo's
-4 Flakes 
-Chocolate chips 
-Maltesers 

Monday, 2 November 2015

Halloween



So this Halloween I went as a vampire!  I used Scarecrow Love Bite Fangs! They're amazing, super affordable and easy to use, as realistic as can be and so comfortable! 

Outfit: 
Fangs
Black corset- £12 from eBay
Leather look leggings- £8 from New Look
Black platform boots - £35 New Look

Makeup: 

Eyes:
-Jelly pong pong stick eyeshadow (doesn't have a name for the colour but it's a burgundy purple shade) 
-Urban decay Naked 2 pallette, Chopper (inner corner) YDK and Blackout (crease) 
-Maybelline New York, Eyestudio Lasting Drama gel eyeliner 01 black 
-Rimmel London, Scandal Eyes mascara extreme volume 003 extreme black 
-Cheryl Lashes by Eyelure London in Girls night 

Brows:
-Beauty UK brow pallette medium brown shade 
-Benefit Gimme Brow Gel 

Skin:
-Benefit, the Porefessional 
-Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid 30 Sand
-Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer (shade number rubbed off tube sorry) 
-Benefit, Hellow Flawless setting powder in beige 
-Benefit Hoola bronzer 
-Rimmel London Blush 050 Live Pink
-Next Sparkle Highlighter 

Lips: 
- Revlon Black Cherry 
-MAC, Rebel Satin Lipstick