Saturday, 17 March 2018

Current Favourites

Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you are in Ireland or anywhere around the world I hope you're having a lovely day. I personally don't like St. Patrick's Day that much I find it quite depressing and boring but I'm not complaining that I get a day off. After last weeks post on decluttering, I thought I would share with you the things I've been really enjoying the past couple of months.

Bluedio T2S Bluetooth Stereo Headphones
I bought these shortly after Christmas for my phone as it doesn't have an earphone jack and I've been kicking myself ever since for not getting them as I love them. Firstly the price was great at £24/€27 but also the sound quality is amazing, earphones don't do it justice at all. It also can be used wireless and wired which is pretty cool. I use them mainly when I'm studying or when I'm watching YouTube or Netflix. I love the petrol blue colour and how they pack up so easily.

Taylor Swift Reputation
I can't believe I haven't talked about this album yet here, but I am still in love with it though it's been out for nearly 6 months. I don't think it's Taylor's best album but I love it all the same and I can't wait to see her again in Dublin in June. My favourite songs are This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, I Did Something Bad and Gorgeous. I like all the other songs and my least favourite is probably End Game or Ready For It.

The Greatest Showman
This is probably the best musical I've seen in a long time. Firstly the soundtrack is amazing and I didn't realise that Hugh Jackman could sing. I have seen it twice and I wish I could have gone to the sing along version. I loved the story, the costumes, the dancing, the everything. I'm singing Tightrope for my Leaving Cert Music Practical and I can't wait.

My Bullet Journal
Another one of my favourites is my Bullet Journal, I already have a flip through post from a few weeks ago. I feel much more organised and I also feel more relaxed as I really enjoy creating spreads. Since the flip through I've added a Lipstick Library where I have all my lipsticks swatches and a few school related spreads to keep me on track for planning what to study. I'm also obsessed with my monthly memories pages, I love adding things that happened in the month to that page.

Fenty Beauty Uncensored Stunna Lip Paint
This is my first high end lipstick and I find that so weird to say as you normally hear 12 year olds utter that word. I bought this on New Years Eve as I had gravitated over to the Fenty Beauty stand and I really wanted to get something, probably not the best idea for my bank account.
This is such a pigmented liquid lipstick and is a beautiful deep red colour that I feel would suit every skin colour. It doesn't dry down completely which is a good and a bad thing. Lasting wise, it doesn't last all day and I have never found a lip product that lasts through a meal on me. I'm trying not to wear it too much as I am trying to get some other lip products out of my collection.

What have you been loving recently?

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 3 March 2018


I've noticed that since the start of the year, I've changed mindset completely when it comes to physical things. You might think I'm crazy but just stay with me. I find that I'm living in clutter and the constant need to buy more. I am a blogger and this helps fuel my buying as I think I can review new products or feature it here in some way. This would sound alright if you get an income from blogging but I haven't got a cent from this blog and I haven't received anything in PR before. I'm not saying I have a huge Ikea Alex drawers filled to the brim with makeup and skincare, I have a collection that I want to downsize. I don't need 7 different highlighters in my collection or nearly 20 different lip products where I reach for 4.

I feel the same way with all my belongings, my room is filled with things I never use and don't plan on getting rid. I spent a few days of my midterm holiday cleaning out my room, going through every drawer and open space for things I don't need or want and it was refreshing. I didn't get time to go through my wardrobe but it will get done.

I don't want to make it sound like I am going to become a minimalist with 4 outfits and less than 100 items, it's really the opposite. I love shopping like the next blogger but I want to be more controlled over my spending, buying items that I know I don't have 6 of already at home or a new lipstick in a slightly different nude compared to all my other nudes. I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos about decluttering and shop me stash and everything to do with living with less. I think Ashley Elizabeth is probably my favourite at the moment.

I want to save money too, I'm going to college in September and it's not going to be cheap. I want to save for things and experiences, so I won't have to be begging my parents for money every second week. I have the travel bug for the past two years and all I want to do is see new places and I need to save money to go anywhere.

You might be thinking is your blog going to change? No, it's not and I can tell you that. Just because I'm on a low buy doesn't mean I'm going to stop blogging about beauty. At the moment I'm trying to downsize my collection and I'm only allowing myself to buy beauty products if I have panned a certain amount. I also have things that are nearly 3 years old and really need to be used up and I want to get my money out of them.

Will this go into other parts of my life? Maybe. I am not a huge fashion spender but I hope to make more informed choices about buying things in general.

This has been quite a different post to my usual style but I've been wanting to get this off my chest for a while.

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Bullet Journal Flip Through + Video

I would just like to say I'm sorry there was third post in January, I didn't have time at all between my mock exams, Leaving Cert in general and my Grandma and my dog, Buster were both pretty unwell during the space of those 31 days but hopefully that won't happen for another while.

At the start of the year I decided to get back into Bullet Journalling, I did some in 2016 but lost interest and now I find that I need a planner of some sort to help me keep to deadlines and know about future events. My notebook is Leuchtturm 1917 A5 Notebook Dotted in this cute berry colour. My journal is nowhere near perfect and I want to share with you my progress. I decided to make a video along with this post as this post would take far too long to create with I had a picture for each spread.

So you might be a little confused about what a Bullet Journal is and at first I didn't fully understand it either. It is an organisation system that is totally customizable to you. It can be as creative or as plain as you like. I would recommend checking out the Bullet Journal website if you are interested in starting one.

The first couple of pages contain my yearly 2018 calendar, My 2018 Goals, Project Pan, Empties, My Wishlist, My Saving Goals, Books I've Read, Stats Tracker, Passwords and Spending Log. I had prepped before getting my journal, so I knew what spreads I wanted to use.

I wanted my Bullet Journal to look pretty and colourful, so I used a lot of spread ideas from Pinterest which I highly recommend if you want a little inspiration for your spreads.

So far my monthly spreads consist of a cover page, memories page, calendar, habit tracker and weekly spreads. Throughout January and February I tried a different weekly spread each week to see what I like and I've noticed I love having a to do section each week.

I tried to go with themes for each month, in January I went for Stranger Things and February I went for Harry Potter. I don't know what my March theme will be yet.

Between my monthly spreads I have a couple of other spreads that I forgot to add to the start, Books To Read, TV and Movie Watchlist and My 2018 Playlist. I think this is why I love bullet journalling so much is you can add spreads wherever you want.

I love how my journal has turned out at the moment, I find I'm more organised and I really enjoy sitting down to make new spreads.

I hope to talk more about my bullet journal in the future. 

Thanks for being awesome,