6 Oct 2015

I Ask Guys How Girls Should Flirt...

The single girl series: flirting, dating & lots of Netflix 


I've been single for just over 6 months and every time anyone mentions the word dating its followed by countless rules- wait a calculated amount of time before texting back, give eye contact but don't look at him for longer then 0.2335454645 seconds, wait until 9 minutes into the 3rd date before giving a good night kiss. 

It's confusing, dating is a minefield... and i've never even been on a date. That's right. Never. But now i'm single and 24 so I should probably start somewhere. So welcome to a new series- The single girl series to flirting, dating and lots of Netflix.

Before you even get a date, you probably need to learn to flirt. I'm hopeless. So I turned to some male friends and asked them how they think we should do it... and then I took the piss and added some Gifs.


1. Lots of Eye contact, let them know you're interested. 


2. Acknowledgement- agree with everything they say apparently? 


3. Don't play hard to get.... but apparently theres a fine line between looking uninterested and being creepy and desperate (so many rules)



4. "My friend thinks you're cute" apparently thats pretty bad... 


5. Flanter (thats flirty banter FYI). Multi tasking at it's finest... being flirty, sexy and funny all at the same time.

6. Don't talk about yourself too much

7. Compliment them often




And finally a quote from my super confident friend when I told him about this post: "I wish people just spoke to people in life, don't make it a big deal" flirting's so easy for some people... 

4 Oct 2015

Prague 2015



Just a short post today, I moved yesterday so I'm tired and ache from carrying the worlds heaviest table up what felt like a million flights of stairs! Moving is pretty tough work. 

17 Sep 2015

New Hair Bitches!


Sometimes you just wake up and feel like you need a change, I've been feeling drab, frumpy and pretty boring to say the least so I did what every young 20 something year old does in that situation... I gave myself a new look. 

20 minutes and 2 boxes of 'Golden Brown' , some eye brow tint and fake tan later (more on those in another post) I was looking a little less 'drab'. I've been ginger for nearly 2 years and it's been one of my favourite colours... I've been lots. But it just didn't feel exciting anymore. Plus the upkeep was starting to take it's toll. 

So here I am a new bronzed woman and it feels pretty awesome. 

2 Sep 2015

Spending a weekend solo...

I didn't have a good picture so I chose the first thing I had on Google Drive... 
Being single is relatively new to me, I've been in a relationship since I was 17 so I've never had to think about doing things 'solo'. 

After spending most weekends home, alone, in my Bridget Jones pants, feeling sorry for myself I eventually ventured out into the world... by myself. 

Here's my tips/ some things I like doing when I have a weekend by myself. 

Netflix is Life
Spending an entire weekend binge watching my TV shows is one of my favorite things on solo weekends. Load up with snacks and put on your coziest PJ’s and take up residence in front of your laptop. Some of my favorite shows at the moment are Switched at birth, Pretty Little Liars and Criminal Minds. 

Go to the Gym
The Gym is pretty much a no judgement zone... unless you fall of the treadmill. It's also one of the least sociable places to go. Who wants to make friends with a sweaty stranger? Also I'm told exercise is good for you and makes you happier so wins all around! 

Solo Shop 
No judgmental looks as you pick up that hideous sweater that screams cat lady? Solo shopping is pretty cool. 

I love shopping with friends, but it's also pretty damn OK to go on your own. 

Read Something Inspirational
I love going to coffee shops and spending a few hours drinking lots of coffee, treating myself to a cake and reading a good book. 

Go to to the Cinema
Yep watch a movie on your own, get a large popcorn, some nachos for good measure and enjoy a good movie. It's pretty weird at first, and I kept questioning if it was socially acceptable to go on my own? But then I remembered there's actually not a rule book of things you can't do solo.

Sometimes a weekend doing things for yourself solo is pretty liberating. 

There are so many things I could add to this list and I may do another in the future if you guys want more things to do on your own! If you have any ideas of things others can do on their own this weekend then do leave them in the comments as I would love to know!

6 Jul 2015

Simple Stripes & Grumpy Faces

Coat: New Look, Dress: Next, Shoes: Next
Excuse my resting Bitch face in the first photo- I was happy honest. My 'No Make-up, Make-up' also makes me look like a ghost... I need a holiday and a good tan! 

A catch-up since my last post...

For the last few weeks I've been on a typical summer health kick- gym, green tea, eating healthy (someone feed my chips, stat!). It's been 2 weeks and I still look like a troll, I think my gyms broken?  I just want to look like a Victoria Secrets model, that's not too much to ask for it it? 

I finally caved and purchased some crest white strips- I've almost finished my 2 weeks and so far I'm really not impressed. I want pearly whites! Everyone raves about these but I can't notice a difference. I have 2 days left so fingers crossed. 

I accidentally left my hair dye on too long and ended up with VERY bright orange hair... eeek! Lots of shampoo and scrubbing I'm finally back to a less bright ginger. 

My face hates me and adult acne seems to have taken hold, someone please save me from the mountain taking over my chin! 

Any tips for getting rid of spots? Share you're secrets below, I need all of the help I can get.




19 Jun 2015

Peach Jeans Outfit and Butterflies

Top & Jeans from Next, Boots from Office.

I love these peachy, pinky jeans from Next. They're great for summer. I've always struggled to find jeans that fit but Next jeans fit perfectly with just enough extra room for a burger... or two. 




Apologies for the grubby boots, I've lived in these since October and I don't care how dirty they get they're not going anywhere. They're so comfy and they go with everything (maybe). 

14 Jun 2015

Blogging Friends & Ice Skating Adventures

Those of you that have read my 'May Highlights- Life So Far'  post will know I now work with the amazing Eloise from Frolics and Fashion (and those of you that have't read it go, go go... I try and be funny and everything). That's right there's now another girl in the team, and she blogs. That means lots of conversations about clothes, make-up, blogging and someone to understand my need to take selfies... 

Needless to say the guys in the office find it hilarious when we sneak off to take outfit photos. 
My Outfit: Blue shirt dress: Tesco, Boots: Office, Bag: Zatchels 
Eloise's Outfit: Cardigan: Primark, Playsuit: AX Paris, Boots: Vagabond via Office

12 Jun 2015

100 Ideas For A Blog Post | Lifestyle, Beauty & Fashion


 We all have writers block sometimes. So here's 100 blog post ideas to kick your ass into gear. There's no excuse not to blog now!












1.Five things that made me happy this month
2. This weeks top blog posts
3. 10 facts about me
4. Outfit of the day
5. My make-up collection
6. My wish list/ shopping list
7. Blogging advice or a how to post
8. My favourite trends at the moment
9. A recipe for your favourite meal or sweet treat
10. Fashion or Beauty haul 
11. Book reviews
12. Top five Instagram accounts to follow
13. How to take great outfit photos
14. Product reviews
15. Room tour
16. Host a guest post
17. What's in my bag
18. Products photography tips
19. Top five posts... i.e top five lipsticks
20. Apps i couldn't live without
21. Host a Q+A
22. Top YouTube videos this week
23. Interview another blogger
24. Interior inspiration post (Pinterest?)
25. A lifestyle get to know me post
26. Products worth the hype
27. A diy post
28. Exercise tips
29. Pay-day shopping picks
30. Products not worth the hype
31. My empties
32. A list post... just like this one!
33. A post on a hot topic everyone is discussing
34. Your favourite beauty products of all time
35. A list of your dreams and goals
36. A tag post
37. A post about your friends style
38. My everyday makeup routine
39. University advice
40. A before and after post
41. Tips for after graduation
42. A 30 day challenge
43. A review of a place you love
45. An opinion piece
46. Your hair history- with photos
47. A get the look post
48. What's in my make-up bag
49. Monthly favourites post
50. Details of your home or from where i blog
51. Your food diary
52. New product releases
53. My shoe collection
54. Why I started blogging
55. A makeup tutorial
56. Share some positivity i.e What i love about blogging
57. Ask your readers a question
58. Places to visit where you live
59. Your favourite food places
60. A 'day in the life' post
61. Steal her style post
62. A list of life hacks
63. Must have items this season
64. How I edit my blog photos
65. Share your work space
66. Round up if your outfits this month
67. Style inspiration post
68. How to stay super organised
69. Seen any good movies? Write a review
70. Go to the streets and take some street style pics
71. How about a vox pop? You could ask people their favourite trends this season 
72. Share your favourite blog posts
73. Get ready with me- day & night versions
74. 5 things I couldn't live without
75. Job interview tips
76. Behind the scenes photos- do you have any cool lighting, cameras etc for your photos?
77. A brand focus- what's your favourite high street brand
78. A review of an event you recently attended 
79. Your opinion on a trend- would you wear a crop top?
80. Save vs splurge- everyone loves to save some pennies 
81. How to de-stress after a long day- hot bath, candles, chocolate? You name it!
82. An open letter to someone? But play nice!
83. A 'who wrote it best' post- once gain it's nice to be nice
84. Tips to gain followers
85. How to start a YouTube channel
86. What i've learnt so dar from blogging
87. Blogger bloopers- include some funny out take photos! 
89. Your bag collection
90. Affordable home wear 
91. Your experience at school
92. How to promote your blog
93. An Ebay wishlist
94. Face of the day
95. Ways to procrastinate- like writing this list! 
96. Blogging do's and dont's
98. How to get motivated
99. Promote a good cause
100. Ask your readers what they want to read next

Have any more ideas to add to the list? Comment below... let's see how big we can get this list! 

9 Jun 2015

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Review

I'm pale, with odd yellowish skin, spotty and have a combination of dry and oily skin. So finding the perfect foundation can be tricky. My ideal foundation stays matte in the rights areas but also leaves me with a dewy glow and somehow transforms me into a Victorias Secret model. Is that too much to ask for? probably.

I bought the MAC Pro Longwear foundation a few weeks ago on a bit of a whim. I needed a new foundation and the sales lady was very good at her job, so 2 minutes later I was handing over my card and the rest is history.



Application 


For Application I would have originally given this a gruesome 2/5 stars. It's difficult to apply and clings in all of the wrong places. But this morning i stumbled upon a miracle in the form of a damp beauty blender sponge, I've used a sponge before but never damp. O boy does this make a difference. It's so easy and took no more than 30 seconds to cover my whole face and blend!

4/5 because nobody's perfect.

Colour 


I've never got on well with the colour choices from MAC (I know, I know why was I even at the counter?). But with a lot of blending the colour is ok... just a little dark to start with!

2/5 Because without some serious blending i'd look like an umpa lumpa

Formula


 The formula feels slightly sticky when you use your hands to apply. Maybe a little gel like? I'm not a fan of the formula or texture until i whip out the damn beauty blender... then the fomula was fine.

2/5 The beauty blender means I don't have to touch it but my face still feels slightly sticky straight after application

 Staying Power


Now this is the tuff part, nothing every stays put. Everything creases around my smile lines... if only i could stop smiling! I get creases under my eyes and everything completely disappears from around my nose.

This lasts until lunch before I need to powder my nose, and then it can last from morning until about 7pm.

3/5 my oily face should probably take some of the blame.

Overall verdict


Would I but it again? Probably not. Not because it was bad, but the hunt for the perfect foundation continues. 

7 Jun 2015

May Highlights- Life So Far!

Close up outfit photo, blue patterned top, white scarf, ginger hair
Outfit of the day, blue patterned top, white scarf, jeans and blue suede heels
Scarf, Top, Jeans & Shoes all from Next.

My first Outfit photos taken with a tripod outside... on my own. Let's just point out the obvious, posing taking photos in a public place is always a little awkward. Doing it on your own with a tripod is super awkward. The looks on peoples faces as they walked on by...