Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy 2015 & New Years Resolutions!

Hey Beauts,

So it is the first of the year again and it is time for everyone to make new year resolutions that won't be kept up (unless very lucky) and will fall to pieces after the second week of the year! I am no exception. However, like every year, the new year brings with it a handful of positivity. So here I am to tell you my New Years Resolutions! 

1. To lose weight! I actually started this one at the beginning of December as the pain of remaining the same was greater than the pain of change. Because of this I have managed to stay the same weight over Christmas (Thankfully) and eaten to my hearts content! But now Christmas is over, it's time to step it up a gear and actually lose some extra fat. I'm surrounding myself with inspiration of a summer bikini body for when I go to Florida in September. 

2. To blog more! I love blogging. Not only to communicate with you beauts, but to look back on my thoughts of products or memories that I would have written down. I could come up with infinite excuses to what happened to my blogging streak last year (lots of work hours, broken computer, moving out and laziness) but now it is just about starting over and trying again with more willpower! 

3. To have fun! Again, like last year, I just want to have fun! With Florida on the cards (for the first time ever) It is already set to be one of the best years ever.

4. To save more! Last year I just spent my money willy nilly as part of me felt as though it gave me more freedom. Almost as if 'I've earned this money so I can buy all the nice things'. However I have learnt that to grow up, I need to learn to save money, for financial security and whatnot.

5. To start learning to drive! I had two driving lessons last year and really enjoyed them. Driving comes with it much freedom too. Not having to rely on public transport or others to give you lifts. Whilst I am not planning on getting a driving license this year, I can at least attempt to get better at driving.

So what are your beauts resolutions for 2015? And how has your 2014 been? What was your favourite memory of 2014? I would love to know so leave a comment down below. If you loved reading this and want to stick by me throughout the 2015 year, follow on GFC and BlogLovin' so you don't miss out on future posts!

Have an absolutely amazing 2015 beauts, here's to 2015! :D

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

What I got for Christmas 2014!

Hey beauts!

So my favourite posts to read or watch are room tours, make-up storage tours, hauls, what I got for my birthday and finally what I got for Christmas posts. Now for some strange reason girls love to gossip and find out things about other people, what they buy, how much they have and how much they can afford or get spoilt. I for one am no exception and it doesn't change my opinions of people. I just merely like to watch in awe! So without further ado, here is my what I got for Christmas 2014.

As you can see there are a lot of toiletries and that is because in our household, you get useful things in your stocking like a new toothbrush, shampoo, shower gel and mouthwash etc. I love getting perfume at Christmas, it is just really easy to ask for, same with nail polishes and No7 nail polishes are one of my favourites. I also got the Naked 3 palette but as you can see here, I ended up with the Naked palette as I already own the Naked 3. One thing I have learnt though is Debenhams are brilliant with exchanges around Christmas time and didn't ask any questions nor needed a receipt. The three Travolo bottes were a brilliant surprise! I knew I had asked for one but my boyfriend said 'what is the point in only using one perfume at a time' so he bought three. As for the hair dryer, mine blew up in my hands at the beginning of December and since then has been running my life on how quickly it will take my hair to dry, Funny, I know. It's tradition for my dad to buy me the Christmas Harrods bear every year, and this one doesn't disappoint. His name is Jasper and he looks super cute in his Barbour-esque coat. I just love him. It is also tradition to get a Pandora charm every year, and this festive teddy bear is super adorable!
Two things a got that aren't here are a ShayTards Malachi Tee because I'm wearing it and and little lamb that smells of lavender and you put him in the microwave to warm him up - but he is still in bed!

I hope you all had great Christmases and as I stated before, I would love to read your 'What I got for Christmas' posts!' Please leave links below so I can read them all or just simply comment down below and let me know a few of your favourite gifts. If you aren't already and you are enjoying reading my blog, you can follow on BlogLovin' and GFC so you don't miss out on future posts!

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx

Thursday, 18 December 2014

That 'On a whim' haul!

Hey Beauts,

So it's about time we got a bit festive around here and what better way to do that than to buy a few early gifts for myself? Last week I went out and bought a lot of nail polish and a lot of candles (haul coming soon) so I thought I would share these with you as there are some great deals going on at the moment within Boots and Superdrug!

Huckleberry - Green Berry - Cancun
Raspberry - Black - Matt White - Mustard
Atlantis - Rockstar - Jingle Bells - Christmas Tree

So I went a bit crazy with the Barry M nail paints, They were 3 for 2 in Superdrug and I just couldn't pass up on the Christmas glitters. The nail paints were £2.99 each and the Glitters/Gelly/Matte paints were £3.99 each, which you really cannot go wrong with. Especially with prices like this! Following that, Sally Hansen had a great deal on my favourite top coat - Insta Dri - at £3.99 and I decided to pick up the Hard as Nails at £3.30 too, which is also a great base coat! Finally from Superdrug the Garnier Micellar Water was £3.32 and I thought I would try this out to see if it is as good as the L'oreal version which again, I love.
On the way home I popped into Boots as it was 3 for 2 on all cosmetics so I picked up the L'oreal Telescopic mascara (£10.99) and Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof mascara (£7.99) as I had just run out of these and together they work great! As it was 3 for 2 I decided to pick up the Boujois Healthy Mix Foundation (£9.99) because there are so many positive reviews out there and I will discover if it is worth the hype.
Finally, I decided to add in a recent pick up of this trio of Origins face masks from Boots -  Out of Trouble, Clear Improvement and Drink Up Intensive. All of these are 75ml and it came to £23!! What a bargain! I will try to get reviews up of these products as soon as possible, but all I can say is I tried the Drink Up Intensive mask once and loved it.

Have you tried any of these products out? What did you think? And what do you think of the Barry M Nail Paints?! I would love to hear your opinions in the comments down below and if you aren't already and you are enjoying my blog, remember to follow on Blog Lovin' and GFC so you don't miss out on future posts! 

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx