Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Lifestyle: Dealing with Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Today's post is a little bit different to what I would usually be comfortable with writing, but I figured this is part of my life. One of the best things I ever did was talk to other people about why I was suffering, so if I can help at least one person with this post then it has definitely been worth it. 

I have suffered with Anxiety for so long undiagnosed, and to be honest I never really wanted to admit that I had it. Or even that it was a problem. To be honest I kind of wish that I had been more open about it and spoken to someone sooner, then maybe I wouldn't of suffered as much as I did.

There can be so many different types of Anxiety and there are many different symptoms. If you think you may be suffering then go and see your GP or talk to someone about it!


Monday, 29 September 2014

Fashion: Autumn Wishlist ♥

Hello and welcome to Autumn all you beautiful people. So last week we saw that it was the beginning of Autumn and my all time favourite time of year. I love watching the leaves change colour and snuggling up in front of the fire, and it also means Christmas is coming. Which I know most people hate the thought of it, I love it. It makes me think of spending time with my family, and I really look forward to it. 

So today I wanted to share a little wishlist with you of all the things I've been wanting recently, and basically maybe give you some ideas too for the upcoming season and cold weather.

Autumn Wishlist


Saturday, 27 September 2014

Five Years Ago Today ♥

I wanted to share a bit of a sentimental post with you, so I hope you don't mind. I kind of just wanted to document today on my blog, so that I can look back on this someday. Five years ago today I gave birth to my beautiful little girl Isabella-Rose Vaughan. It wasn't something that was 100% planned, but when I found out I was pregnant I was over the moon. 


Friday, 26 September 2014

Beauty: Cream Eyeshadows ♥

Hello all you beautiful people, and hello to any new followers too!

I'm sorry for the lack of posts lately, I've been trying to maintain work, blogging and doing my YouTube videos too. So forgive me and I will be setting a blogging schedule in the next few weeks, so I have my posts out on the days I'm supposed to. 

So today I wanted to share with you some of my current favourite eye products to use, I have been using these non stop at the moment as I've really got into experimenting with eye shadows. I never used to be bothered about eye shadows or eye liners, but recently I have been using them quite a lot.

The products that I'm talking about are of course Cream Shadows. I now have three of these, and for someone who never liked eye shadows that is quite a lot. The three that I have are Maybelline's Colour Tattoo 24hr in Rose Gold, Eternal Gold and Benefits Creasless Cream Shadow in My Two Cents.

As I said I have been using these constantly lately and can definitely see myself buying more, I got my first one free as a gift. Then I bought my first colour tattoo and I am now addicted. I love the colours and I just love how effortlessly they blend onto the skin. They are so easily applied that even I can make them look good, and I'm still a novice when it comes to eye shadows.


Monday, 22 September 2014

Lifestyle: Murder Mystery Bloggers Event ♥

This week I was lucky enough to be invited to a blogger's event in Manchester, when I got the email I was so excited to meet lots of blogger's and have a great night. We were told that it would be at the Renaissance Hotel and that it would be a Murder Mystery night with actors and even a champagne prize. 

I was a bit sceptical at first because I'm usually quite nervous about things like this, I went in and was stood alone for a while with lots of people chatting away. I felt like I was alone in the whole room, but then the lovely Rachel from Times2Style came over and put me completely at ease. Honestly if she hadn't come over I probably would of ended up on my own and completely gone back in my shell. But the lovely Rachel came to the rescue and saved me, so thank you so much for that.

Anyway once I settled down and I got myself acquainted with some other lovely blogger's - we finally sat down at our tables which then became our Murder Mystery Teams. We were team one and we were given a set of sheets in which to ask questions, request pocket searches and criminal record checks. All so that we could finally find the murderer of Lord John, and figure out why they did it.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Lifestyle: Coronation Street Tour 14 ♥

So if some of you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, then you will know that on Thursday I went along to the Coronation Street Tour with my friends. We have had it booked for a while and we were all really looking forward to it, we had a great time and I thought I would share some snaps with you from the day.

In case you didn't know, Coronation Street have had a new set build over in Salford Quays and so the old set in Manchester will be knocked down some time this year I think. So for the last 8 months they have re-opened the grounds and allowed people to have a guided tour of the set and street. If you get a chance then definitely go and pop down, it really is quite fun.

Anyway here are some of my snaps from the day!


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Beauty: My Eyebrow Routine ♥

I have had quite a few compliments on my eyebrows and people asking me how I maintain them and which products I use. So I thought I would do this little post showing you just that.

So as I have have raved on and on about this product I won't say too much but this is the main product I use on my brows. That is of course the HD Brow Palette in Foxy, I am in love with this palette so much. I have been using this a lot and as you can see the colour I usually use is almost gone. I will definitely have to re-buy this when I run out, but these can be used as eye shadows too which is great.


Friday, 5 September 2014

Top 10 Beauty Products - Haircare ♥

Today I am bringing you the third instalment of my Top Ten Series that I have been doing here and on my YouTube channel too. I have done Skincare, Make-up and now these are my Top Ten Haircare products. 

These are things that I use all the time and whether it be these brands or others I always have at least one of these in my haircare draw. These are also things that I find myself constantly re-buying all the time and also the things that I use in my hair regularly.

So stick around and have a read through the things I use and why I love them so much, and also where you can pick some up for yourself.

1 - Garnier Ultimate Blends for Dry/Frizzy Hair - These are the Shampoo & Conditioner that I have been using for a while now. I bought these from work and I love the way they make my hair feel. They make it so soft and manageable, that I feel like I will be using this for some time. I also use the 1 minute treatment which is great, and I plan on buying the oil soon. If you are on the lookout for a new Shampoo/Conditioner set, then defo give these a try.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Wedding Inspiration [Bridal Hair & Make-up] ♥

So I have gone Wedding crazy lately and I am actually really enjoying watching it all come together finally. We have all the most important stuff out of the way as far as church, venue, photographer and cars go. So it has left my mind wandering onto other things such as hair and make-up, cause that's important too right? 

I have been looking over different hair and make-up ideas for the big day and I really want to book a trial soon at my local favourite beauty salon. Until then Pinterest has been used non stop to give myself ideas for our special day. I am currently growing my hair as I know I would like an up-do of some kind but as for make-up I am not 100% what I want just yet.

I just thought I'd show some pictures of hair and make-up for weddings in this post to maybe give you some inspiration for weddings or other events. I also hope you could help me to make a decision on which one perhaps, who knows?

Wedding Hair


Monday, 1 September 2014

Life Update & Instagram [August] ♥

So today I wanted to share with you what's been going on in my life this month, so much has been going on and I've been so busy with festivals and getting ready for school and church etc. I have been so crazy busy that my blog has taken a bit of time on the back burner but I have been working on it in behind the scenes. 

You may have noticed that I have come back to Blogger and also had a new layout installed by Pipdig, I even had a new Blog header and YouTube banner designed by the lovely Robyn which I will tell you all about below.


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Monday, 25 August 2014

Monthly Blogger Love ♥ [August Advertisers]

Welcome to my monthly blogger love post for the month of August, I have some lovely bloggers to shout out too so definitely go and give them a follow. They deserve it! This month I have four beautiful bloggers to show you, so without further a do, lets get started!

So first we happen to start with a very good friend of mine, the wonderful miss Callie Rose. She has a wonderful blog that you definitely need to give a follow. She blogs about fashion, beauty, lifestyle and even food too! She has a gorgeous little son too who features on her blog from time to time, she is definitely worth a read for sure!


Sunday, 24 August 2014

Top 10 Beauty Products - Make-up ♥

Today I wanted to share my Top 10 Make-up must haves that are always in my make-up bag. I did the Top 10 Skincare products a week or so back and now its time for my all time favourite make-up must haves.

These are things that are must haves for me and I think these are definitely something we all should have at least one of in our make-up bags. They are things that I will be rebuying more often or have rebought over and over again. They are firm favourites so I thought I would share them with you, and why I love them so much.


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Win a Fabyouless Card! [Giveaway] ♥

Hello there beautiful people, today I am bringing you lovelies a giveaway with the chance to win a wonderful Fabyouless card with so many benefits. Fabyouless is the UK's biggest health, beauty, hair and fitness card which offers discounts of 25% or 2 for 1 at over 1500 venues across the UK.

Today the lovely people at Fabyouless have offered me a card for 12 months membership for one of my lovely readers. I am so excited that one of you beauts will get to win this card and reap all of the benefits.

The venues that are accepted are growing all the time but some that are included are places like Bannatyne Spas, Amida Spas, Spa London, Malmaison, Top Cuts, Outdoor Fitness, Macdonal Hotel & Spas, Biothecare Aesthetics just to name a few of them!

Watch this video to learn more!

If you would like to be in with a chance to win this amazing money saving prize then all you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.

So what are you waiting for? Enter now!

Good luck beauties!

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Most Useful iPhone Apps - Line Up ♥

So I decided to start doing some posts based on my all time favourite apps on the App Store. Some of these will be featured on Android too so you lovely lot can download them onto your handsets. There are so many useful Apps out there that can do so much to help us out, and most of us don't use our phones to the full potential. I have an iPhone 4 and I have vowed to myself that I am going to try a new app at least once a week, and if I like it then I will share it with you guys.

This week I have decided to share with you a relatively new app on the App Store, called Line Up. This is such a useful app to have handy no matter where you live. This App can show you what's on and where when you are at home and looking for something to do, or you might be in a different place for the night and wonder what the night life is like? No matter where you are Line Up is perfect for getting you out and about enjoying where you live or wherever you are staying.

I have been using this app for a week or so, and even though I haven't managed to get to any events happening yet I have loads lined up that I will potentially go to. There is something for everyone whether it be comedy, food, film and even stuff for the kids. Whatever floats your boat, there is something here for everyone. Below are a few screen shots taken from my phone of me using the app and what it looks like.


Thursday, 21 August 2014

AllSaints Wishlist ♥ [Staple Items]

So recently I have been loving the different pieces available on the high street this season, one of my favourite shops to drool over has always been AllSaints. They have always been so on trend and I always find myself wandering around in there for ages. I always find they have loads of key pieces that are so perfect for most seasons especially the upcoming Autumn/Winter. 

So today I thought I would share a wishlist of items I've had my eye on, some of these may be quite pricey but you can always find cheaper alternatives. Whilst I can never really afford anything, I love to drool over the more high end items from time to time. A girl can dream eh?

Most of these are quite staple items I believe, I think every girl should have at least one of each of these in their wardrobe (even if they aren't quite as expensive).


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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