Sunday, 31 December 2017

A Look Back On 2017

Hi everyone, today I am going to be doing a post looking back on the past year! What a year it has been. I am going to be sharing just a few moment from the past year mainly for me to look back on and remember what happened in 2017.

This year I have done so much travelling. I kicked it off with going to Lanzarote with my friend in April and had an amazing time. I then went on a family holiday to Portugal in July, this when I started back with blogging again. Towards the end of the summer me and my friend were missing the sun so we booked a last minute holiday to Majorca for October. I have loved travelling abroad so much this year and I can't wait to travel again in 2018.

Turning 21
This one was something I had been waiting for for so long. After booking my birthday party in January it was all I could think about. Getting stressed over if people would actually come and then my DJ dropping out last minute. It turned out to be an amazing night spent with amazing people. My work friends got me tickets to see Peter Andre live in Blackpool 2 weeks after my birthday and gave me the whole weekend off to enjoy it. I also got money for a car for when I eventually pass my driving test this year.

Driving Tests
Here is the one thing I let myself down with this year. I failed my driving test, twice. I am so annoyed with myself even still now and I failed twice in May this year. I have moved instructors now and I am doing so much better and I am re-booking for early 2018 and hopefully I will pass third time. Since my best friend passed her test it has made me even more eager to pass mine. I failed them both on the same thing but they have taken that out the test now which makes me feel more positive. 

This is something I did a whole blog post about a few months ago which you can see here. Since that post I have had my ultrasound and got the results back which do state I have POS. I still don't know much about the results as I haven't been back to the hospital yet but I am finally getting somewhere with knowing thats wrong.

That is it for 2017. It has been such a good year and I can't wait to see what 2018 has to offer!

Thanks for reading and I will see you next year!
Keira x

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

What I Got For Christmas 2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!
Today I am going to be sharing with you most of the things I got for Christmas this year. I just want to quickly say the usual I'm not bragging and I am extremely grateful for everything I received this year. 
Anyway time to get on with the post!

The first present I am going to be talking about is my new Nike trainers. I am a trainers type of girl, I wear them pretty much everyday. So for Christmas my dad got me a new pair in this lovely dark aubergine colour although they do look black in this picture. I can't wait to wear these.

I love listening to music but the wires to headphones can be so annoying. I was lucky enough to get these glossy black Beats wireless headphones. These are going to be so handy when I am travelling and around the pool on holiday.

The last of my 'big' presents is something I had asked for, a camera. Now I am taking blogging a lot more seriously and hoping to keep it up through next year I thought it would be time to get a camera. I am also taking up weekly vlogging in the New Year and having a camera will really help with that. So far I am loving this camera, I do need to have a fiddle with some of the settings and stuff to get used to it but I used it to take the pictures for this post and I'm impressed!

I also got some vouchers to go shopping with. I got £30 in Debenhams vouchers and £25 in River Island vouchers and I can't wait to go to town this week and pick up some new things with these vouchers.

Since getting the original set of these brushes for Christmas and falling in love with them I added the limited edition set to my Christmas list and I was lucky enough to get them! I haven't tried them yet but they are so pretty.

This is something me, my sister and my cousin get every year for Christmas from my dad. This is a tradition that we have got one of these every Christmas for over 10 years now, it wouldn't be Christmas if we didn't get one.

This purse is going to be so handy for me when I am going on nights out, holidays or even just popping to the shop. It has 3 slots on the back for cards, space inside for notes and coins then a little zip area on front to add coins too. 

So here is my little collection of Peter Andre presents. I love Peter Andre and have done for many many years now. I got to see him in October for my birthday present from work friends. This year I got a Peter Andre 2018 calendar, a book, a slab that says 'I love Peter Andre' and a Peter Andre perfume to add to my collection.

One of my friends got me this Makeup Revolution Highlight set. It includes a powder highlight and 3 liquid highlights. I am so excited to try this out because who doesn't love a nice highlight?

It wouldn't be Christmas without one of these type presents would it. This has 2 shower creams and a shower puffy inside it. I am huge fan of Dove so love getting more of their products to try.

From one of my other friends I got this Echo Falls mini bottle of wine and a wine glass with some little chocolates inside. I will be enjoying this on New Years Eve before I head out uptown.

Something I don't do is treat my hair well. I am constantly ruining it with heat. My mum got me this handle the heat set that includes a heat defence spray, hair perfume and a hair spray. The bag it comes in also doubles up as a heat proof mat to rest your hair tools on.

I love having body sprays on hand in my bag or in locker at work so I can give a quick spray of them whilst I'm on the go. This tin has 3 different mini body sprays inside. I used to love impulse so I am excited to try these again.

My older sister got me this makeup bag. As a beauty addict you can never have too many makeup bags. I love how girly this one is with the sequins and bright colours. This will be handy for when I go on holiday next year.

Box of Teasers
Last but not least is this box of teasers. I love these and I always pick these straight out of Celebrations so when I seen I had box just of these I got a little bit excited!

These are only some of the things I got. I also got money, euros, a onesie, hoodie and a bracelet that I didn't get round to taking photo's of. I am also meeting my friends today to swap presents with them!

Thanks for reading

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Tangle Teezer; Glitter Gem

Hi everyone, today I am going to be talking about something I can not live without, my Tangle Teezer. The newest one to my collection is the 'Gitter Gem'. This is third Tangle Teezer now so already it shows how much I love them! 
I first discovered the brand Tangle Teezer about 6 years ago when my older sister was using one after she was shown them at work as a nanny by one of the parents who swore by it for her kids as they hated their hair brushed, that was until they discovered Tangle Teezer. My sister then showed us with hers how it works on my younger sisters hair who has long curly hair, that knots a lot. My sister didn't flinch at all! 
I went and got one for myself and since then I haven't looked back. I have had one ever since then and I use it religiously. The first one I got was bright pink as they didn't have many designs back then. I somehow lost that one so I replaced it with a purple glittery one. That one eventually got to the point I couldn't use it anymore so I then replaced it recently with this new one.
This new one has a bit on the bottom that protects the bristles when your not using it.
I think these are amazing, especially how they just glide through the most knotty of hair without pulling or hurting. 
I will never go back to a normal brush now! The price of the one I got is £13.50 but the prices vary for the different styles as they do so many, mine is just the compact one but they do them for blow drying and styling too.
I got mine from Topshop but you can also pick them up in Boots and online too.

Thanks for reading

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Finding The Right Makeup For You! Beauty Maven Guide*

Hi everyone, today I am going to be talking to you about makeup brushes! I am obsessed with makeup brushes and have more than I could even count! I have so many different kinds that work differently for different things but do we really know the best brushes and what they are used for? Here is where I introduce you to the Beauty Maven Guide.

I was contacted by the lovely Jessica from their team who introduced me to their website and since discovering it I have been obsessed. What do they do ? Well they test 16 different brands of brushes to review and help people who are needing advice with brushes. They hand check the brushes for softness, durability and grip as they are the things people want to know about when it comes to buying brushes. They test out brushes from drugstore to high end and review them all on the site to help you find the brushes you need! 
Since finding this site I have used it to look up brushes as I am always on the look out for new brushes. 

If you are on the look out for new brushes then you really should check out the guide here.! It really will help you out. 
Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Beauty Bay Wish List 2017

Hi everyone, today I am going to be sharing with you what is on my Beauty Bay wish list. I love Beauty Bay and I am constantly on the site looking at the makeup. There is so many things on there that I am wanting to get my hands on and I thought I would share with you a few of them things! I am planning on getting some of these with Christmas too.

Storybook Cosmetics- Whats In A Name Rose Brush Set £45.
Laura Geller- Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Christmas ornament £21
Stila- Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set Star-Studded Eight £45
Zoeva- Rose Golden Palette £18
Violet Voss- Ride or Die Palette £67
The Ordinary- Foundation £5.95
Anastasia Beverly Hills- Contour Stick £25
Ofra- Eyebrow Gel £21.95
Storybook Cosmetics- Wizardy and Witchcraft Palette £45

Thanks for reading
Keira x

Friday, 8 December 2017

Christmas Gift Guide- Stocking Fillers For Her Under £10

Hi everyone so today I am going to be kicking off my Christmas Gift Guide series by sharing with you 5 stocking fillers for her under £10. 
As much as I love Christmas and Christmas shopping I never know what to get people and I know I am not the only person who is like this! So I thought it would be good idea to cover most areas of what you need to buy for, from stocking fillers to main gifts, from to her and even the kids! There is going to be plenty of posts coming up to share with you all some perfect gift ideas.

Stackers Marble Effect Small Jewellery Storage Cone £10- John Lewis.
As you are probably aware by now, marble has been huge this year. How cool is this marble effect ring holder? Perfect to keep your rings in one  place whilst you aren't wearing them.

Unicorn Shower Cap £5.99 Prezzy Box
Another thing that has been huge this year is Unicorns, I have to admit I jumped right on the bandwagon with Unicorns. But who couldn't love this shower cap, it's practical and cute.

Bath Spa Lights £7.99 Find Me A Gift
Everyone loves a good bath don't they? I love the idea of these bath lights, they will make any normal bath just a little bit more relaxing. I can just imagine a nice hot bath with some candles lit and these lights. 

Pug In A Mug Tea Infuser £6 River Island
Most people love tea, most people love pugs. So what better way to get a pug loving tea addict than this cute silicon tea infuser! You just pop your tea inside the pug, pop it over the mug and leans over the side infusing the drink you! How adorable?!

Speech Bubble Light Box £10 Matalan
Cinema light boxes have been everywhere this year and I love mine. The only problem is they don't always have enough letters for what you are wanting to put on it. Thats where this write your own light box steps in, you can write whatever you want on it with the pen that comes with it. Nothing stopping you with this one! 

I hope you all enjoyed this post and it has helped you with some stocking filler ideas! 

Thanks for reading

Christmas Gift Guide- Stocking Fillers For Him Under £10

Hi everyone, today I am going to be do part 2 of my Christmas gift guide. Today I am going to be talking about 5 stocking fillers for him under £10. 

Beer Shower Gel £7.50 The Great Gift Company
This is what I would call your usual stocking filler, something small and fun! When I seen this beer shower gel I knew I had to add it to my gift guide, shower gel is something everyone uses and having a beer one makes it a lot more appealing for men! 

Beard Buddy Shaving Apron £8.99 I Want One Of Those
This one is a funny novelty gift as well. Instead of getting beard hair all in the sink or on the floor etc this apron will catch all the hairs instead, will make cleaning up easier thats for sure!

Man Flu Rescue Tea £4.95 Not On The High Street
We all know a man who suffers with man flu at some point in the year don't we? Soon as I seen this I knew I had to add it to this post as it is something I should probably get my dad ( he has man flu at the moment!! ). The tea is lemon flavoured but does have things in it to make you feel better when you are not feeling too well.

Credit Card Power Bank £8.99 Prezzy Box
Don't you just hate it when your having a long day out and not getting chance to charge your phone then the time comes and it dies! You could get a portable charger for your phone but most of them are bulky.... or are they? This one that I have found online is slim enough to slip into your wallet so its hardly noticeable. No more phones dying when you need them not too!

Golf Ball Finder Glasses £9.99 Menkind
Golf is such a mans game, I know a few men that play golf so when I seen this gift I thought it was such a fun and cool idea. The idea behind this is you put them on to find the ball as it cancels out the grass and makes the ball stand out so you can see it clearly. No more rummaging around in the grass trying to find it!

Hope you all enjoyed this post and I will see you in the next one!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Blogmas FAIL and vlogging ramble

Hi everyone, well I failed at Blogmas already! Not even a week in and I failed! I tried to make it work but I couldn't do it. At the moment I am working a lot of hours meaning I'm rarely off work so finding the time to write 31 posts isn't easy. This was why I dropped down to 3 posts a week a few months ago as it was proving hard. I am not giving up though and there will be plenty of posts coming this way again throughout the month and they will be Christmas related ones too.
I have also been thinking of vlogging but I am unsure whether or not I could stick to it, I have wanted to weekly vlog for a while now but never end up doing it. This is something I have wanted to do for a while now and I am undecided whether to give it a go now or try in January to see if I can do it. 
Weekly vlogs are my favourite videos to watch so for me to start doing them would be ace so I am hoping that it is something I could stick to, but we would have to see.
I am sorry that I didn't stick to Blogmas but I am still going to be posting on my normal Monday Wednesday and Friday!

Keira x

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Younique 3D Fibre Mascara Review; Blogmas day 2

Hi everyone, today's post in Blogmas is going to be a review on my new favourite mascara! This is the Younique 3D fibre mascara. You may remember everyone a few years ago going on about this mascara when it first launched, I remember it was everywhere and it looked amazing but I never gave it a try. This was until I finally bit the bullet in becoming a Younique representative. I am just going to add a quick disclaimer by saying just because I am a representative doesn't mean that I am just saying this as I work for them as I genuinely wouldn't use or talk about any product that I don't love myself. .
Enough of the rambling on and time to get on with my review.

As you can see from the picture above the difference in my lashes are amazing! I do have naturally long eyelashes but when I am using this mascara they look fantastic. It isn't a normal mascara to use as such, you apply the clear gel to your lashes first then you apply the fibres over the top of the gel, the fibres then add to the length and volume of the lashes. You then apply the clear gel over the fibre to seal it in. 
As well as making my lashes look amazing my eyelashes feel lighter, when I wear normal mascara I can feel it on my lashes but this is really soft and doesn't feel mascara at all. I really am in love with this mascara. It also comes in a really cute case too.

If you are interested in getting this mascara you can purchase it via me from here for only £23. I am also going to be giving one of these away for FREE via my facebook page which you can check out here. I will be giving away the free one very soon so be sure to check out my facebook page and give it a like so you don't miss out.

Thanks for reading,
Friday, 1 December 2017

The Christmas TAG; Blogmas day 1

Hi everyone, I'm back! To get me back into the swing of things I am going to be doing Blogmas! Today's post is going to be 'The Christmas TAG' I am so excited to be getting back into blogging!

1. What is your favourite Christmas movie? It has to be Elf. I love it. 
2. Do you open your Christmas presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Christmas day! 

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory? When I was younger having all my family come up for Christmas every year.

4. Favourite festive food? Pigs in blankets! 

5. Favourite Christmas gift? I couldn't choose, I have had so many over the years.

6. Favourite Christmas scent? Cranberry!

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions? New PJ's, it's a must!

8. What tops your tree? We have a tinkerbell on a star, top of our Disney tree.
9. As a child, what was the one (crazy, extravagant, wild) gift you always asked for but never received? I can't think specifically but I am guessing it will be a pony or something along them lines.

10. What is the best part of Christmas for you? Spending time with my family!

Thanks for reading
Keira x