Christmas Stocking Fillers
Beauty

Christmas Stocking Fillers

Christmas is fast approaching and I can’t contain my excitement! I’d like to say that I love Christmas but I find Christmas day itself quite dull. I much prefer the prep and hustle and bustle beforehand. The shopping for presents, finding the perfect gifts and then getting to wrap them up all beautifully ready to pop under the tree. Not everybody finds Christmas shopping as fun and easy as I do, so today I thought I’d help you out with some little gift ideas for my favourite part of Christmas. Stocking fillers! I’m not sure what it is about stocking fillers…

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My Five Favourite Everyday Lipsticks
Beauty

My Five Favourite Everyday Lipsticks

Only You, Cannes, Mehr, Nude-ist, Tea Rose When it comes to lipsticks I seem to be all or nothing, its either vibrant reds, deep maroons or nude and natural, I tend not to stray in between. I like what I like and I stick with what I know. So today I thought I’d share with you my five favourite lipsticks for everyday wear. As you can see there’s a common colour running through these five, but I’ve finally found a nude colour that suits me as my lips are naturally quite pigmented so typical ‘nudes’ make me look ill. Although…

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What I’ve Read Recently
Books

What I’ve Read Recently

It’s been a while since I last featured any books on here, and seeing as I’ve just completed my Goodreads 2016 reading challenge, I thought I’d share some of the books I’ve enjoyed recently. You’re going to see quite a trend when it comes to my reading tastes it is very much based on the young adult fiction section of Waterstones,  IF I WAS YOUR GIRL This wasn’t a book I’d ever really heard of before, however, I was lucky enough to win a copy via Maximumpop via one of their many book giveaways they host. As soon as the book arrived I…

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Leopard Loving and My Ever-Growing Coat Collection.
Fashion

Leopard Loving and My Ever-Growing Coat Collection.

Coat: Primark  Top: Primark Skirt: Anita and Green Bag: Primark Shoes: Vagabond   📷 Yasmina As soon as I saw this coat on the Primark press photos I knew I wouldn’t be able to rest until it was mine. Every time I stepped foot in my local store I would hunt around the coat section hoping it would be there without any luck for weeks. Then low and behold on my last trip to the store I saw two women trying the coat on right there in front of me and I knew the time had come. So I raced up…

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Urban Decay Masterclass
Beauty

Urban Decay Masterclass

At the beginning of the month, I was invited down to Debenhams to an Urban Decay masterclass event hosted by Ellefluence. I was really excited about this as I’ve never had a chance to really try any Urban Decay products, but they’ve always been something I’ve lusted towards. So this gave me the perfect opportunity to learn more about their products – and get some ideas on what to pop onto my Christmas list. The main purpose of the evening was for the Urban Decay Newcastle staff to show us how they would take a daytime look into the evening,…

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Getting Back into a Fitness Routine
Fitness

Getting Back into a Fitness Routine

Up until maybe 4 years ago I never had any issues with my weight or my body, I was quite happily a size 10 and didn’t worry too much about what food I was putting into my body. However being at University, cooking for myself and drinking more than I ever had, I started adding on the pounds and gained about half a stone or so. At that point I was suddenly aware of how my body had changed, especially given an incident with a nurse who made me feel I had a weight problem when she went to consult…

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Getting Autumn Ready With Zaful.
Fashion

Getting Autumn Ready With Zaful.

📷 Chloe As I’ve mentioned before I’m a huge fan of Autumn fashion, so when Zaful contacted me asking if I’d like to review some of their clothes I knew this was a perfect opportunity for me to update my wardrobe for the new season ahead. After packing up my summer wardrobe and bringing out all my knitwear I realised there was a lack of autumn dresses in my wardrobe, as most of my dresses now are sleeveless. Does anybody else find it hard to get dresses that have sleeves these days?  So when I spotted this leaf print dress I knew…

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Five Reasons Why I’m Excited About The Gilmore Girl Revival.
Lifestyle

Five Reasons Why I’m Excited About The Gilmore Girl Revival.

If you follow me at all on Twitter you’ll have noticed I’ve not talked pretty much non-stop about Gilmore Girls, and my unadulterated love for Jess Mariano. Growing up this was my all time favourite Tv programme to watch during the summer holidays. I even introduced my Grandma to it, although I don’t know if she loved it quite as much as I did, she happily put up with me constantly putting it on her TV for us to watch together.  You can probably guess I’m pretty excited for season 8 airing on Netflix next month. In preparation of the new…

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American Afternoon Tea at the Karbon Grill Sunderland.
Event

American Afternoon Tea at the Karbon Grill Sunderland.

Last week I was invited along to the Hilton Garden Inn in Sunderland, situated at the Hilton Garden Inn. The hotels very own Karbon Grill restaurant has recently launched an American style Afternoon Tea. So I hopped on the metro after work and headed on over to the Stadium of Light to try it out.  You’re probably wondering how an American style Afternoon Tea differs from a classic Afternoon Tea and it’s as simple as instead of cucumber sandwiches and fruit scones its filled with American themed sweets and treats. Filled with mini sliders, calzones, spicy buffalo wings and cheesy…

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A Letter To My Teenage Self.
Lifestyle

A Letter To My Teenage Self.

(I thought it would be fun to re-do my make-up like 15 year old me) Hello, teenage Alice, it’s adult Alice here and I thought as I’m fast approaching the age of Twenty-Five it was about time I sat down and wrote you a little letter as we have a few things we need to talk about. First of all, all these weird ‘funny turns’ you’re currently experiencing? These are normal, and you’re not alone in experiencing them. You know how whenever you get close to somebody or meet somebody new and you have to explain to them you can…

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Autumn Updates ft Primark and New Look.
Fashion

Autumn Updates ft Primark and New Look.

If you didn’t know already Autumn is my favourite season of all time. To be honest, those ‘in-between-y’ seasons always attract me the most, when the weather begins to change slightly, but you’re not too hot nor too cold. I woke up last week and was thrilled to feel a chill in the flat and had to pop the heating on the timer again and wrap myself up in a jumper before heading out to work. As much as I love the idea of warm weather, when summer arrives I’m forever stressing about what to wear as I’m not that…

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Confessions Of A Brogue Addict.
Fashion

Confessions Of A Brogue Addict.

If I was told I could only choose one style of shoes to wear for the rest of my life, I’d always pick brogues. Every single time. I don’t know what it is about this style of shoe but my wardrobe has always been full of them, in every colour possible. They’re just that perfect shoe that goes with everything, from jeans to dresses, from skirts to shorts, they just look good all year around.  Now, most of my brogues now are quite dark and wintery, as my summery ones are slowly making their way into the bin as they’re…

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