Thursday, 10 August 2017

HUGE Summer Haul!!

Summer means one thing for my family: a hugeeeee shopping trip, and last Saturday we went to Leeds for the day, and I spent a lot of money!! As well as this, I've been spending in my local shopping centre, and picking up some items from stores like Primark and Superdrug, so I'm including these as well!!

Clothes-


I was in need of some swimwear for my upcoming holiday and to be 100%, I found it a real struggle as I am a size 6, and most swimsuits/bikinis were not in my size, whether it was New Look, Primark, H&M, there was hardly any, but I managed to find one in Primark!! I bought the Tropical Print Bikini which totaled to £11. I really like this as it has a mesh paneling at the top of the top and bottoms, which really works with the colours on the bikini. I also bought the Mid Leg Rise Swimsuit from Hollister, which was in the sale and reduced from £29 to £12. It has the American flag on which I adore, and I really like the low back on this.


As well as the bikini, I also bought a few more clothing items from Primark. I had my eye on a skirt for a while, so I bought it and it is the Black Mini Skirt. It was £8 which I think is so affordable and mine is in a size 8, and it fits perfectly!! I have a few t-shirts that need bralettes underneath so I picked up 2 Non-Pad Bralettes, one in black and one in white. I love these, and they go so well under most t-shirts! Whilst making my way around the store, I found myself in the shoe section and I don't normally buy shoes, but a pair stood out to me, and they are the Silver Slip Ons. They were £5 which I think is a bargain, and I love them, they are very comfy! The last thing I got from my local Primark was the Baby Blue Crop Raw Edge Sweater. I loveeeee this jumper, I think it's so soft, and is probably not suited to this time of year but I still wear it!! The colour is absolutely gorgeous, it's a cute baby blue and if you know me well, I adore blue!! It was £5 which I think was an absolute bargain!!


I also got a couple of other bits. In Topshop, there was an Ivy Park Sports Bra in the sale for £10 and I couldn't resist because I love the Ivy Park range, as well as the sports bras because I already have one in black. The final clothing item I got was a Jack Wills T-Shirt, which my mum kindly gifted to me and I am very grateful as I love this top so so much! It was £27 I think, which is expensive but so worth it!

Makeup-

These products were needs as I was either running out or didn't like the one I owned. However I have heard good things about these products if I hadn't already tried them!


I've seen this primer being used on YouTube, and this is the Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer. I love the foundation, so I thought, why not get the primer?? I can't say much about it as I've hardly used it, but I'm sure they'll be a review soon! I also bought the corresponding foundation, the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation and I love this foundation as it is very full coverage which is what I need because I suffer from really bad redness, so I like a foundation that covers me up well. I have used this foundation before so I know it is good, and so far it's holding up well. I would recommend if you suffer from bad acne, or redness like me! I have always used the Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder, I don't know why, but I thought it was about time to try the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. So far I've been loving this powder, as a matter of fact, I like all of these products!!


I also got some products that weren't needs, i just wanted them, and plus, they were all reduced!! Kiko had a sale on, and I couldn't resist!! I want to experiment more with my makeup so I picked up the shades 253, 263 and 273, which is a very bright green, blue and purple!! If I create a nice look, I may write a post about it, so keep your eyes peeled!! I think the colours are so pretty, and I can't wait to use them!! Plus, they were only £1 each...WHAT A BARGAIN.


 I also picked up a lipstick in the shade 05, and I got it because it was a shade that I wouldn't normally buy but it is so so pretty!! The last makeup product I picked up was the Models Own E2 Blending Brush, as I don't own a blending brush, and it was reduced to £3.50. I'm very excited to use this!! I also got some freebie brushes from Lush which are really good and you can never turn down a freebie, right???

Others-



A few other beauty bits I picked up included the Lush Whoosh Shower Jelly, which was £3.95. I have been after this for a while now and I'm very happy to finally have my hands on this! It smells amazing and I can't wait to use it. Another product I had my eyes on and picked up in Urban Outfitters was the Mario Badescu Facial Spray. I have used this pretty much every day I've got it and I honestly love it!! I would seriously recommend this as it's really good and so affordable!! The final beauty item I picked up was the Body Fantasies Spray in Twilight Mist. This is one of my favourite sprays ever and I picked another one of these because 1. I'm running out and 2. It was half price!! I think Body Fantasies Sprays are some of the best, and would recommend if you don't own one! I also got a Black & White Stripe Makeup Bag from Primark to fit all my makeup in when I go away!! And this was a bargain at £4, so you can't go far wrong!


Finally a couple of random products which I picked up. The first was a Power Bank, that I got from Primark, and I just picked this up as I think I will need one when I go on holiday! The final thing I got was the 13 Reasons Why Book. I have watched the series and I loved it, so I wanted to see what the book was like in comparison. I'm excited to read this on holiday!!

So I'm sorry this post is so long, but I didn't want to miss anything out of my haul!! This is my last post until the 27th (I think!), I'll try and keep you updated on my social medias!! Hope you have an amzinf 2 weeks while I'm gone!! love

mee xo

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Blogger Confessional w/ anonymousblogger999!!


I'm back again with another collab in this series, and my next guest is anonymousblogger999. I have collaborated with her before and I enjoyed it, so I am happy to collab again!!

Again, I contacted her on Twitter with a usual conversation, before I delved into my questions!

1. what's your worst habit???

Well this is a hard one but my main worst habit would be biting my nails! I know it's a common one! I don't do it all the time but I mainly do it when I'm really stressed out. Surprising I didn't bite them in my year 9 mock exams. X

2. who was the last person you unfollowed on social media???

I don't unfollow people because if I have followed somebody I have done it for a reason. Sometimes I follow people who follow me or I follow accounts that interest me. If I was to unfollow someone, it would probably be about their opinion. It wouldn't be about who they disliked in love island. It would be if they were making racist or homophobic comments because I hate people who go out their way to make people feel uncomfortable in society and who they are. X

3. what do you hate most about blogging???

This is hard because I love blogging as it my own little place where I can get away from reality and meet so many new people but the on thing I hate is the amount of times I get writing block where I can't think of anything to blog about!! X

4. have you ever lied on a post???

No and I would never. With blogging you need that layer of trust because if you don't your readers won't trust you as your lying to them. The readers are one of the most important part to blogging as they have followed my journey and supported me! X

5. do you snore???

I personally can't answer this question as I would be asleep but my mum says I do snore but I have gone on a few overnight school trips and no one has said that I have.

6. do you sleep with your socks on or off??

NO NO NO!! How is that possible? In winter I wear slipper socks but I take them off as soon as I get in bed. I have done it once and never again. How do you keep the socks on is my question? They always end up off my feet when I wake up it likes my very own treasure hunt to find my socks X

7. what's your guilty pleasure??

A guilty pleasure of mine is to rewatch  Riverdale as many times as possible just to see Bughead and Varchie!!!

After I finished the questions, I ended up discussing Riverdale season 2 as we both got very excited after the end of season 1!!

Twitter: @a_blogger2017


Blog: https://anonymousblogger999.wordpress.com/

I hope you enjoyed my 2nd collab from this series!! The next installment will be after I come off my holiday, which will be the 29th!! Hope you're all having a fab week so far!! love

mee xo

Sunday, 6 August 2017

A Week in Lipsticks!

I don't own that many lipsticks to be honest, so I don't know why I'm doing this post! I've seen a few other bloggers do this so I thought, why not??

Monday- I've been trying to be more adventurous with my makeup, which was mentioned in my latest post, so I went for a red/purple shade which was Sleek Matte Me in "Vino Tinto". I like this liquid lipstick although it can be a little drying and wears off after a while. For £4.99 I think this is a good lipstick.

Tuesday- After being adventurous on Monday, I went back to my usual nude and my nude of choice was the New Look Matte Lipstick in "Latte". This works really well with my skin tone, and is creamy to apply. I should really wear this a lot more, but I usually stick to my MAC lipstick or NYX one.

Wednesday- Wednesday was a day of running errands and spontaneous plans, so I wanted a lip product to just moisturise my lips, so I used the Maybelline BabyLips in "Hydrate", which is a transparent lip balm, which hydrates. (Well obviously, it's a hydrating lip balm!) If you don't own any of the Babylips range then I would really recommend buying some as they are quite cheap!

Thursday- I didn't really know what to wear today, so I matched a lip product to my eyeshadow that day, and the product I used was the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in "09 Abu Dhabi", which is a gorgeous peachy nude.

Friday- Surprisingly I was feeling a pink/nude, so I wine for a subtle eye look to match the Sleek Matte Me in "Birthday Suit", which I used on my lips.

Saturday- I didn't really know what to wear today, so I decided to o back to my favourite lipstick at the moment which is MAC "Whirl". It's a beautiful nude/brown shade that lasts a really long time which I needed for that day!

Sunday (ie. today!)- EOS Lipbalm in "Summer Fruits" i think!! I'm out down the seafront again today, so I needed something to keep my lips hydrated as the sea wind will make them sooooo dry!! I'm currently writing this and not put any product on, so this is the one I think I'll go for today!!

So I hope you enjoyed reading my A Week in Lipsticks post!! This will be my last Sunday post until I get back off holiday, so the next one will be on the 27th hopefully at 11, but if not, 5pm!! Stay tuned on my social medias:

Twitter: ameliahooper02
Instagram: itsmee.x

love,

mee xo

Thursday, 3 August 2017

My Summer Bucket List!

I'm not wishing my summer away but its only 1 month and a day before I go back to school. (Inside I'm crying). And within this next month I want to pack in so many new things and try to be productive as I can.

So this is my summer bucket list. I'm going to try to stick to this although I'm making no promises! Keep updated on my social medias which I will link at the bottom to see if I manage to do everything!!

Read- I have been in and out of reading since I started secondary school which is 4 years ago now, and I really want to get myself back into it because I do enjoy it, I just have to find the right book! The books I'm going to try and read this summer are: All the Bright Places, 13 Reasons Why, We Were Liars and The Girl on the Train. I definitely will not read all four of these, I'm just hoping to read 1 maybe 2!! Wish me luck!!

(This picture is from 2010, I'm on the left and I'm only 8!!)
Get a Tan- This one will hopefully happen as I am going abroad for two weeks where the average temperature is 30 degrees, so fingers crossed! I don't tan as well as the rest of my family, so it'll be a miracle if i'm anywhere close to the colour they are!!

Experiment with my Style- I love my style, don't get me wrong, but sometimes I just want to be so much more daring and venture into some new trends. As well as fashion I also want to be more adventurous with my makeup and try new looks! And when I do this I'm sure they'll be a post so keep your eyes peeled!!

Go to one of my favourite places more often- When I'm writing this, i'm in my favourite place. (And no, it's not my bed unfortunately!) I'm at my local beach but away from the hustle and bustle. There's a small dog beach where I love to just sit, and listen to music, and just write. I've been here twice in the past two days and I just love it!! It's so peaceful. And plus, it's local, so I'm only 15 minutes away from it! I can hop on a bus and just sit here! Plus McDonalds is really close if I ever fancy some chicken nuggets!!

So I hope you enjoyed My Summer Bucket List!! What are you hoping to achieve this summer??? Let me know in the comments, love

mee xo

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Blogger Confessional w/ lifeasbethanyrb!!


This is my first collab on my blog, I have collaborated in the past with a couple of bloggers but I am so excited to write this. Blogger Confessional will be a series, which will be posted every Tuesday until I go on holiday, and then it will continue when I come back.

The lovely Bethany messaged me on Instagram asking to collaborate, and of course I said yes. I started off messaging like a normal conversation as I didn't want to seem rude and get into the questions straight away!

1. What's your worst habit???

My worst habit is sometimes when I'm talking to people, particularly new people, I'll feel really awkward and scared that I'll make an awkward situation out of a simple, small talk conversation. Or I just smile, laugh nervously and look away until they leave while they're just staring at me like "what is wrong with this girl why won't she answer me?" which is what I do most often and is also a very bad habit of mine.

2. Who was the last person you unfollowed on social media???

@chelseahodges because she started "the princes movement" which is another one of those LYB business things where they sell Juice Plus and encourage unhealthy diets and I was just starting to find it annoying.

3. What do you hate most about blogging???

I hate it when I spend a lot of time working on a blog post, taking photos and I'm up all night writing, and then it doesn't get many reads at all and I get no feedback. It just feels like nobody really appreciates the effort and time gone into blogging sometimes.

4. Have you ever lied on a post???

Ummm a little white lie yes... I mean it's not that bad  but in my January favourites post I said that a particular matte liquid lipstick doesn't make your lips go dry when in fact it does just like they all do.

5. Do you snore???

No I don't snore I just breathe heavily which is great when I'm staying at my sisters flat and sleeping in her bed with her!

6. Do you sleep with your socks on or off???

On even in the summer. Is that weird?
My reply- nope, i'm the exact same!! i swear i'm cold blooded, because i still have a double duvet, and sleep in leggings, t-shirt and fluffy socks!!

7. What's your guilty pleasure???

Ooh I have a few... I love busting out to one direction. Like I actually love it so much, best song ever and kiss you just make me dance (badly) and feel happy! And I used to really really dislike them a lot but now I just love their songs! And this one is kinda weird.. do you know the youtubers dan and Phil? Okay so I'm trash for those guys right (don't judge me) and sometimes I just watch  videos that fans have made called like "best phan moments" or "cutest phan moments" or, the worst of all, "phan proof"  and I just sit there and smile because I love them so much, I'm literally a human dumpster!

I honestly enjoyed writing this post soooo much!! It has been one of my favourites and I can't wait to write my next one!! Thankyou to Bethany for being the first to collab!! I would love to collab in the future!!

Bethany's Links:

Follow Bethany on Instagram: www.instagram.com/lifeasbethanyrb/

Bethany's Blog: lifeasbethanyblog.wordpress.com/

My next post is up on Thursday @ 5!! Until then, love

mee xo

Sunday, 30 July 2017

July Faves!!


Where is this year going?? I say this every month but really, how is it nearly August already?! I'm just happy now, I finished school 5 days ago which is really late, but I'm so happy year 10 is over!! Today I'm writing a favourites post, and I always love writing these because they are the easiest posts for me!

My first favourite is my Adidas Gazelles. I got these for my birthday and since then the have been my favourite shoes!! They are so comfy and go with pretty much every outfit because they are grey. I can just slip them on pretty much straight away and that's what I like about them! If you haven't got these shoes, I would seriously recommend investing in some as they are such nice quality and so so comfy!!

My next favourite is the Body Fantasies Spray in Twilight Mist. I bought this about a month ago and every time I have taken it to school everyone's said that it smells amazing and they think it's really expensive, however as a matter of fact it is only £3.99. The range is amazing and so worth the price. I am definitely going to buy more of these in the future!

I have also been loving a few different songs. My two favourites this month have been 2U by
David Guetta ft Justin Bieber and Unforgettable by French Montana ft Swae Lee. I'm not the biggest fan of Justin Bieber but his vocals on the teach are amazing, and as always David Guetta is incredible!! I didn't really like this song at first but I have really grown to love it! I think that Unforgettable is a song that I wouldn't normally listen to but it has a kind of summery feel to it which is what I like. I will be listening to these probably 100s of times throughout the next month, when I'm traveling or whilst I'm on holiday!!

One of my favourite beauty items has been the Barry M Gelly Nail Polish in Damson. I saw this on Gabriella's YouTube channel from her March Favourites I think, but I have never got round to buying it and using it until this month! I love blue, and it's always going to be my favourite colour. I don't know how to describe it, it's kind of a light royal blue. It's only £3.99 which is so good, as I think Barry M have some of the best nail polishes there are!!

Another beauty favourite has been the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights. Mine is a bit battered and bruised, so you can't see the writing!! This is such a subtle but build-able highlighter, that I have sometimes been wearing for school, but not that often. It's perfect for the minimal makeup days too, and as I haven't been wearing that much makeup this month, this product has been perfect!!

My final favourite is a bit of a weird one and it has been Bullet Journal videos. I do not own a bullet journal but it is something I would like to get into and have a go at in 2018. I just love watching everyone's set ups of their monthly pages as well as the weekly ones. They look so tidy and when I start I know that mine will definitely be nowhere near the standard of the ones I've watched!

I hope you've had an amazing July and I hope you enjoyed this post!! I loved writing it! Starting this week, I have an extra upload on a Tuesday at 5pm!! What were some of your favourites this month??? Let me know in the comments, love

mee xo

HUGE Summer Haul!!

Summer means one thing for my family: a hugeeeee shopping trip, and last Saturday we went to Leeds for the day, and I spent a lot of money...