Monday, January 30, 2017
My Go-To Products For When I'm Feeling Run Down.

My Go-To Products For When I'm Feeling Run Down.

I don't think anyone makes it through winter without catching some kind of cold or bug. It's pretty rubbish when you're ill and all you want to do is lay in bed and binge of your favourite Netflix show. That's definitely top of my priority list when I'm ill too, but there are also a few thing I reach for when I'm not feeling my best... 

LUSH Butterbear Bath Melt: A nice bath wouldn't be complete without some kind of bath bomb or bubbles. I adore this bath melt from LUSH as it's so hydrating on the skin and feels super luxurious to use. The smell is a very nice, sweet vanilla scent topped off with some Shea butter, it's truly glorious. It's exactly what my body needs after being in bed all day. 

LUSH Oatifix Face Mask: I also love to use a face mask to hydrate and rejuvenate my skin. I really like Oatifix from LUSH, the smell is very subtle and it's completely natural making it good enough to eat - but don't. The oats make this slightly exfoliating and leave my skin feeling so soft. 

Origins GinZing Moisturiser: I still like to do somewhat of a skincare routine, even though I may miss out a few steps, as it makes me feel so much more human. I always reach for a brightening moisturiser which is going to wake up the skin. This Origins one smells amazing and is a gel formula so it adds a lot of hydration to the skin. 

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer: My skin always lacks glow when I'm ill so I like to add that back in as best I can. Primers are a great way to make your skin look plump, and dewy, but without having to do a full face of makeup including highlighters etc. I love this L'Oreal one, it's super similar to the Dior Glow Maximiser which is one of my favourites. It's more of a pearl shimmer, than golden, but it adds such a nice sheen to the skin and makes you look healthy and refreshed. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017
5 Good Things: January 2017.

5 Good Things: January 2017.

I can't believe the first month is 2017 is nearly over, I still feel like we're only 1 or 2 weeks in! This year I really want to share my favourites with you all more regularly and include things other than beauty. I thought talking about 5 good things which I've been enjoying at the end of every month was a good, quick way to keep you all up to date, so it goes...

1. The Peak District: This month the fam and I took a little trip to the Peak District, which is a National Park here in the UK. It was so nice to be one with nature and have a little technology break. The scenery was beautiful and we went for my sisters birthday so there was also a lot of booze consumed...Overall it was such a nice little break and something I definitely want to do more of this year, after all, nothing beats the English countryside!

2. Origins skincare: There have been a couple of bits from Origins which have really stood out to me this past month. Origins is one of my favourite skincare brands so it's no surprise I found a couple of gems. Their Retexturising Mask with Rose Clay is a fab one for detoxifying the skin. The clay sucks out all your impurities and the gunk, whereas the rose helps to hydrate and nourish the skin, not something you normally get with a clay mask! The next is their Original Skin Serum which  I've been using in the mornings to brighten and add another layer of hydration to the skin. This works so well underneath makeup, it;s very lightweight and feels like a total dream on the skin.

3. Get Your Sh*t Together, Sarah Knight: This is an amazing book if you struggle with motivation. I'm currently at university so need all the help I can get, and this book certainly gives me that kick up the ass I need! It shows you how you can plan out your day more affectively, to writing the perfect to-do list which will actually get you to do things! Sarah's books are really funny and take a super relaxed approach to the subject at hand. 

4. Nashville: I've recently started watching the show Nashville and ooh jeez, I'm hooked! I love music and singing, so when it's incorporated into a TV show I get super excited and can't wait to get stick in. I've nearly finished the first series and I'm so happy I started watching it. If you like a good drama, and/or country music, it's a great watch. 

5. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow: This has not left my makeup bag the whole month. I've tried a lot from CT and I'm yet to find a product I don't like, she's a total makeup wizard! The bronzer in this is the perfect medium tone, not too orange, but not too ashy. It's matte so you can use it to contour if you wish. My favourite part about this little palette is the highlight, holy moly, it's good stuff. It's a beautiful golden tone which somehow blurs the skin at the same time as adding an insane glow. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Achieving the Perfect Night Sleep.

Achieving the Perfect Night Sleep.

Sleep is such an important thing in everyones life and I feel like one big new years resolution we should all have is go to bed earlier and get more sleep, who's with me?! My bedtime routine can definitely be improved so I get a better quality of sleep and wake up feeling fresh. Here's a few tips to achieving that perfect night sleep...

Get rid of any blue light: Blue light is essentially the brightness your phone and laptop screen give off, and staring at it before you go to sleep isn't going to be very beneficial. It keeps your mind awake. This is something I need to work on too, but shutting down your electronics 30 minutes (or more) before going to bed will really help your mind to switch off and relax. I'm currently reading 'Get your sh*t together' by Sarah Knight before I go to bed, which is a great read for motivation and it really makes me what to get some zzz's and get up early to start my day.

Use a sleep spray: If you struggle to relax and wind down try spraying your room with a calming fragrance. I love the This Works Pillow Spray which I've spoken about a lot, but it's fab! I spray this on my pillow and around my bedroom 10 minutes before I go to sleep and it really helps you to drift off. It's infused with lavender and chamomile to help you fall asleep naturally and wake up fresher.

'Do not disturb': You know that little moon icon on your phone, use it! This is something I've started doing recently and I sleep soundly through the night. If you constantly have your phone buzzing all throughout the night, that's going to disturb your sleep and you may even wake up, not good! It's a very simple, but effective, thing to do and I highly recommend pressing that do not disturb button before you head to bed.

Light a candle: This tip goes hand in hand with the sleep spray. I love to light a candle when I'm getting ready for bed and I tend to reach for warming scents as I find these very relaxing and enhance your cosy environment. I've been obsessed with the Jo Malone Sweet Almond and Macaroon candle, it's a gorgeous sweet scent which is relaxing and a super warming scent to wind down to.

Slather yourself in lotions and potions: 10/15 minutes before I settle down with a book, I love to focus on my skincare routine and apply some thick creams to ensure my skin is going to wake up looking fresh. By doing my skincare routine the same time every night it tells my body that it's the end of the day and it's time to wind down. Every now and then I'll apply an overnight mask which just helps to add moisture back into my skin. I love the Origins Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask as it smells divine and leaves your skin looking and feeling nourished. If you want to treat yourself before bed, this is the way to do it! Don't forget about your body too! I love to apply a thick body cream then pop on my pj's. The Clarins Moisture Riche Body Lotion is really nice for dry skin. It sinks in quickly and restores moisture back into those limbs.


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Saturday, January 21, 2017
MAC Brave Lipstick: Worth the Hype?

MAC Brave Lipstick: Worth the Hype?


Aah, MAC lipsticks, familiar territory for many and the hype around these bad boys is still pretty prominent. Over the years my MAC Lipstick collection has grown a bit lot, and whenever I see a shade which is hyped up to the point where it becomes very hard to get hold of, I'm intrigued and want to know what the fuss is all about. Brave was one of those shades for me, but was it worth it?...

MAC Brave has become popular over the past couple of years, probably due to one of the Kardashians but I have no idea so don't quote me on that. At first I thought it was one of those brown-y nude shades as they were all the rage around a smililar time, but it's not at all. Brave is a lovely mauve-y pink shade, my favourite, and it's very wearable and flattering for daily use. If you're a fan of Plumful and/or Syrup from MAC, I think you'll like this.

The finish is a satin, meaning it's comfortable on the lips and doesn't dry down matte. It's not glossy by any means, but it gives a natural sheen to the lips. The staying power is pretty good, I do tend to top it up every now and then throughout the day, but it's not matte so that's to be expected.

Bare in mind the price of MAC lipsticks seems to go up every time I blink, I'm definitely more hesitant to try out a new shade, but I'm happy I did pick this up. Admittedly it is very similar to Plumful and Twig which I do already own, but as they are my most worn shades I don't mid having another one to add to my mauve lip family. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017
A Lazy Girl's Guide To Eyes.

A Lazy Girl's Guide To Eyes.

Doing my eye makeup always takes the longest out of my whole routine. My base I can skim through in a couple of minutes, a quick slick of brow gel through the brows, then it gets to eyes and when I don't have time to create master smokey eye, I want something that looks good but with minimal effort. Here are a few tips if you can be a bit lazy, like me, when it comes to your eye makeup...

One shadow wonder: I think the most effortless way to add something to the eyes would be to grab your favourite cream shadow, apply it to the lid, and blend with your finger. Easy peasy. If I want something subtle which is going to brighten and open the eye, I opt for a champagne shade. My favourite is from Charlotte Tilbury and it's her Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Shadow in Jean. It's the perfect pretty shade to apply onto the lid to add a bit of shimmer. If you want something a bit darker, maybe your heading out for the evening, the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze is lovely. It's a gorgeous creamy bronze-y taupe shade which creates a beautiful amount of definition to the eyes. This paired with loads of mascara and you're good to go. 

Trade your brush for a crayon: These crayon/pencil eyeshadow sticks were such a fab invention, props to whoever came up with that idea! They are the easiest things to apply above and below the lash line to create a nice smokey affect. My favourite formula, again comes from Charlotte Tilbury, are the Colour Chameleons and the shade I've been using at the moment is Dark Pearl. This is a lovely taupe-y purple shade, super blendable and stays put all day. Once you've applied this and blended it out it only takes up about a minute of your time. 

Natural and matte: If you do have an eyeshadow palette you love, go for the natural matte shades, they look flawless and tend to be pretty foolproof. The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette is my favourite matte palette out there. It has six shades, ranging from light to dark. There is one shimmer in there and that's the very first shade Venus, a gorgeous pearly highlight. My go-to look with this is Foxy on the lid, Naked 2 through the crease and Crave as a liner. They work so well together and once you find a combo you love you can create a pretty eye in no time. 

Pencil Liner: Ditch the liquid liner if your hearts not in it, we all know what it could potentially end up looking like and sometimes the hassle isn't worth it. Go for a soft pencil instead and apply it to your upper and lower waterline. I find this gives such a quick and sexy defined look to the eyes. The Rodial Pencils are my faves at the moment, they are very creamy yet stay in place and don't smudge. I can literally do this in about 20 seconds and I find I don't need to add much else to my eyes. If you don't like liner on you lower lash line, keep to the upper lash line instead, you'll still see a difference and your lashes will appear fuller. Opt for brown if you want a softer look, or black for something more dramatic.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Rocking a Red Lip Day-to-Day.

Rocking a Red Lip Day-to-Day.

I tend to save my red lipsticks for more evening occasions, they definitely get there wear around the festive period, but not so much the rest of the year. In 2017 I'm determined to get back into bold lipsticks, so I thought I would share a few products I love to pair with a red lip on the daily...

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer: I think when you're going for a bold lip you have to make sure your base is on point and looking flawless. A really easy way to achieve that is by using a high coverage concealer to spot conceal. I love to use this around my mouth to clean up my lipstick as well as anywhere else I need some extra coverage. You don't have to wear a high coverage foundation if that's not your thing, just make sure you have a good concealer on hand to perfect the skin.

Clinique Chubby Stick Contour: Sticking with the skin theme, I love to add a subtle contour when I wear a red lip. I think playing up your cheeks with contour and bronzer looks really nice with a red lip as it's not too distracting. This is a super easy way to contour, it's very blendable and looks seamless on the skin. Something I've been doing lately is applying it before my foundation to make sure it looks as flawless as possible. You literally swipe and blend, it's so quick.

NARS Lovejoy Blush: This is my first NARS blusher as I'm so in love. I've been looking for a winter appropriate blush that I can wear with a red lip that doesn't detract any attention from the lips. In the pan this looks super dark and I was kind of scared to wear it. After applying it for the first time I loved how it made my skin look. It's a brown/plum toned colour which adds a nice amount of warmth to the cheeks. I tend to steer clear of pink and peach tones blushes when I opt for a red lip, so this is perfect.

By Terry Ombre Black Star in Bronze Moon: During the day if I'm rocking a red lip, less is definitely more on the eyes. I like to add some colour, but no way will I attempt a smokey eye. This bronze shade is perfect as it adds depth to the eyes and looks fab paired with lashings of mascara. These are the easiest things to blend out and they last all day.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara: I don't skimp on the mascara when I apply a red lip. I love the whole big lashes and a bold lip look, it also makes it more wearable for everyday. I really rate Benefit mascaras and this makes the lashes look really defined and lengthened.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw: For every day I had to go with a liquid lipstick as they really do stand the test of time and last through the day. The Kat Von D ones are fab as they last well and feel really comfortable on the lips. I don't have to worry about topping it up every five minutes when I wear this one. The colour is a very classic red, which brightens the skin and also makes your teeth look whiter.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The 'I Got 3 Hours Sleep' Beauty Edit.

The 'I Got 3 Hours Sleep' Beauty Edit.

We all have those nights where sleep is a thing of the imagination. Whether we had to stay up late to finish a project, or the sleep gods just weren't on our side, we've all been there and have had to get up and go somewhere the next day. Here are a few tips and products I have to make myself feel a little less tired in the mornings...

L'Oreal Magic Lumi Primer: I always reach for a dewy base when my skin is feeling dull and tired, it can work wonders for the complexion. This is a very pearlescent shade which helps to illuminate and bring life back into the skin. Paired with a medium coverage foundation this is my go-to when I need a little pick-me-up.

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit: I think concealer is essential any day of week, but particularly when we haven'e had enough shut eye. Bobbi Brown do some lovely concealers and this is a great heavy duty one, perfect for under the eyes. It doesn't crease on me if set with a powder, and I love how bright it makes my under eyes look. I always buy this is a couple of shades lighter than my skin tone so it really lifts the area.

Hourglass Surreal Light Edit: I can't stop mentioning this thing, but it's a great cheek palette and seems to fit into most blog posts I'm doing at the moment. The blush shades in this are perfect to add some colour back into skin and perk up the face. The pink-y shade on the right is my go-to and it adds a nice amount of radiance to the skin. I always recommend going with a brighter, pink toned blush as they really wake up the skin.

MAC Vanilla and All That Glitters Eyeshadow: I tend to steer away from darker bronze shade on my eyes when I'm looking tired as they can my eyes look more dull than they already are. All That Glitters is a gorgeous peachy champagne shade which I like to apply all over the lid. Using a lighter shade with shimmer is really going to brighten the eye area. I love to highlight my inner corner as well to further open the eyes. Vanilla is my favourite for this as it's a lovely creamy colour and it's perfect against my skin tone. A good highlight shade will be different for everyone so just keep swatching until you find one which compliments your complexion well.

Benefit Roller Lash: Always always always curl your lashes before mascara, especially when you've had a late night. This will really help to open your eyes. I always go for a lengthening mascara as well, at the moment I've been into the Benefit Roller Lash which is a great one for everyday. It gives the lashes nice length and definition and doesn't smudge under the eyes.

MAC Brave Lipstick: I always reach for pink-y purple lip when I'm tired. For some reason these tones always light up my face and make me look less tired. I recently picked up Brave from MAC and I'm adoring it for those early mornings. It really reminds me of Plumful, which I love, but more on the matte side. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
My 3-Day Routine To Avoid Greasy Hair.

My 3-Day Routine To Avoid Greasy Hair.

I tend to wash my hair every 3 days, depending on my schedule. I have very oily hair so I have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve which help me to look presentable when exiting the house. If you're looking to stop washing your hair so often, or you find your hair gets greasy quickly, here's a little routine to combat that...

Day 1: Wash, but don't blow dry: Of course it all starts with the washing of the hair. I like to use whatever hair shampoo and conditioner is on offer, so I don't have a preference. At the moment I'm using the L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo is designed for those who have oily roots yet dry ends, an amazing concept and I love the way it's making my hair feel. The reason I say no to blow-drying my hair is because I find the more heat I use, the more product I end up using, and my hair can end up feeling clogged, especially at the roots. Enjoy your day - and if you're like me, your only day - of clean hair!

Day 2: Style it out: On second day hair I tend to experiment with styles and maybe I'll add in a few curls. My hair tends to feel a bit dryer and not as clean come the second day so I may put it in an up-do, or keep it down but add some Batiste Dry Shampoo to soak up any oil in the roots. If I pop my hair up, I'll either go for a braid or a classic pony tail, my hair has never done the whole messy bun thing, it never looks good. Invisibobbles are what I use when putting my hair up as they don't leave a kink, so if I change my mind halfway through the day and wear my hair down, it's not an issue. I will sometimes curl my hair too on day 2 just for something different, and the only extra hair products I use will be a heat protectant, hair spray, then maybe a texture spray of some kind. Your hair will have more hold to it on the second day, so I recommend curing it and styling it at this stage.

Day 3: Dry shampoo 'till the cows come home: This is the day where I don't go sparingly on the dry shampoo. By this point I've probably been touching my hair way more than I should, so the oils have really built up around the roots, a habit I want to kick in 2017 for sure. I'll either repeat my style from the day before, depending on how greasy my hair is, but 9 times out of 10 I'll go for a volumised classic pony tail. The dry shampoo will add the volume you need to the roots so it's as easy as scraping all your hair back and tying it up, leaving a few strands at the front if you wish. By keeping my hair out my face on the third day, if I am out and about, I know I wont be touching it so I can guarantee the dry shampoo will do it's job for the whole day.

Occasionally I'll get a fourth day out of it, in which case I'll repeat day three and pray I look okay.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Two For The Morning.

Two For The Morning.

I don't normally switch up my skincare routine, I'm definitely a creature of habit and like to use the same products which I know work. When I find something else I love, I need to share it as it doesn't happen often. My morning skincare routine changes more than my evening, so here are a couple of products I've been enjoying lately...

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser: This is just a sample size but I've definitely been enjoying it while it's still going strong. I've had this since September, so it's lasted a long while and I've been loving using this alongside my Foreo Luna in the mornings. It's a really nice creamy cleanser which refreshes the face and leaves it looking radiant. The only way I can describe the scent is super fresh, like a cucumber, apple and ginger green juice...for some reason that's the first thing that comes to mind. It contains amino-acids which help maintain elasticity in the skin as well as cucumber to sooth.

Origins Original Skin Serum:  I used to use this a couple of years ago and I really loved the way it made my skin look and feel before applying makeup. Serums are definitely my weapon of choice in the mornings as oppose to an oil as they sink in a lot faster and don't leave a funny film on the skin. The key ingredient in this is Willowherb, which reduces dullness and discolouration, as well as restoring radiance back into the face. If you suffer with lacklustre skin, something notorious in the winter months, this is something I would recommend you looking into.

Friday, January 06, 2017
The Gym Goer's Beauty Edit.

The Gym Goer's Beauty Edit.

The start of year is always the busiest for those gym goers. A new year and everyone wants get fitter and stronger and get a start on that summer bod. If that's you, then here are a few beauty essentials I feel you should keep with you when hitting that treadmill...

Origins VitaZing Moisturiser: I'm not the biggest makeup fan when I work out, but a little tinted moisturiser never hurt. If you like a little something something on the skin this is a really great product to keep in your gym bag. It comes out a grey colour and then it adjusts to your skin, giving you a nice glow and evened out look to the skin. It's definitely not a heavy base by any stretch of the imagination, but it's a good hydrating option.

Mitchum 48 Hour Pure Fresh Deodorant: Deodorant is obviously a must have when you work out and I love the ones from Mitchum because they are very hardcore. I like their stick formulas as their not too drying on the under arms and I feel like they actually do something. The fresh scent is very unoffensive and one I feel everyone can get along with. A little tip I have with deodorant as well is to apply it just before you go bed, I find this makes it even more sweat proof come the next day.

Caudalie Beauty Elixer: This is a life savour at the end of a workout, it makes be feel that little bit fresher when I'm making my journey back home. I'm not one to shower at the gym, I prefer to be in my own space and have a good proper cleanse, so a pick-me-up like this is great for when I'm done sweating out. I have the travel size and it's perfect for throwing in my bag. It's such a refreshing mist and I love the way it makes my skin feel.

Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara: If you fancy wearing a little bit more makeup to the gym then picking up a good waterproof, or smudge proof mascara, will be essential for you. I adore the Clinique mascaras, they are definitely worth the money. Their High Impact formula is great for defining the lashes naturally and adding a nice amount of length and volume, and it being waterproof means it will survive that cardio session.

Bobbi Brown Skin Serum Corrector: This is another one for those who prefer a bit more makeup, you can never go wrong with a corrector or concealer. For me, if I do wear makeup to the gym, it's normally a mix of this with some mascara and then the Origins moisturiser as a natural base. As it's a serum concealer so it's a lot more breathable under the eyes and offers a great amount of hydration.

Invisibobble: If you work out with your hair up, which I highly recommend, then I suggest getting a few invisibobbles. These are hairbands which don't leave a kink in the hair, perfect for when you work out and then have to be somewhere after. I have the brown ones, as I have brown hair, and they do actually hold your hair in place, so I think they're great.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
New Year, New Makeup Bag.

New Year, New Makeup Bag.

With a new year beginning I really wanted to share with you some of the products I'm going to be keeping in my makeup bag throughout the start of the year. There's a huge list of new products I want to get hold of this year, however there are also loads of bits which I used to adore and I would love to get the use out of again. This is all about those hidden gems in my collection, plus a few newbies too of course...

L'Oreal True Match Foundation: I loved this foundation so much and for some reason when it ran out I never repurchased it. I have it back in my collection now and I can't wait to slap it all over my face. It's a lovely luminous medium coverage foundation which looks natural and flawless on the skin. For a drugstore foundation it doesn't get much better than this!

Origins Plantscription Concealer: I used this religiously back in the day, but again, there were other concealers I reached for when this ran out. I'm so excited to have this back in my life, it's a lovely creamy concealer which covers well and doesn't cake up. This used to be talked about so much and I'm sad it's slipped to the back of my collection.

Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze and Glow: I picked this up for the festive period as I was desperate for a new bronzer and this one seemed perfect. At the moment, it's the only bronzer I'm using but it's perfect for day-to-day and in the evenings as it's matte. The highlighter is also a beautiful shade, it's a golden shimmery pan of dreams. You can't beat a bit of CT and I can't wait to use this more.

Maybelline Creamy Beige Colour Tattoo: These are my favourite cream shadows from the drugstore. I own a lot of the shades on offer and they never disappoint me. Creamy beige is a perfect base shade, it's matte and very flesh toned so it works amazingly under other shadows. I love the way any other eye shadows look and last when I use this underneath.

My MAC Palette: This took a back seat in 2016 and I'm determined to add some more shades to it this year. I picked up the 15 pan palette in the hopes to build up my collection and get more use out of it. I've added Bronze and Cranberry to the mix and I love them (not so much together though). Bronze is a lovely warm bronzy shade which I love to use on the lid and in the crease. Cranberry is one I save for when I'm feeling a bit more daring. It's a gorgeous rusty pinky shade.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague: In my last post I mentioned that I want to start wearing lipstick more, and chose more daring bright options. I adore a bright raspberry shade and this is a lovely one. NYX do some great lip products for an even better price and their Soft Matte Lip Creams are fab. They feel like velvet on the lips and they are very long lasting.


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Monday, January 02, 2017
Seventeen Things To Achieve in 2017.

Seventeen Things To Achieve in 2017.

I feel like it's the natural thing to do when a new year comes around, reflect on the old and create goals for the new year ahead of us. So, here I am, doing exactly that. This year should (hopefully) be a pretty special one for me, I'm finishing university, I turn 21, so adulthood is finally here and new chapters in my life can begin. With that in mind, here are a few things - or 17 to be exact - I want to do in 2017...

1. Finish university on a high - I feel like I had to include this because it's definitely going to be a huge part of the year. I'm not going to graduate with a first class degree, and there's no shame in that, but I still want to do well!

2. Keep learning - Even though I'm finishing uni, that doesn't mean I can stop learning new skills. I would looove to do a course in interior design or photography as these are two things I adore and would love to know more of.

3. Save for a new car - I love my little car, I've had it for three years and as my first car it will always have a special place in my heart. When I get a full time job I will be driving a lot more than I am currently, so I would love to get some shiny new wheels!

4. Be more sure of myself - I always always doubt myself and my ability to do well or achieve something great. We're all hunan and I'm sure we've all been there! I would love to believe in myself more than I do.

5. Go somewhere new - I love to travel and I've been very lucky to able to go to many different countries with my parents when I was growing up. There's still a lot of places in Europe I want to explore with the bf. Amsterdam and Edinburgh are top of my list!

6. Be a better blogger - I've always loved my blog but I really want to take it more seriously and start branching out into other platforms. I've gotten a lot better at using Twitter to share my content, but I still have a long way to go. I would also love to start posting a lot more and introducing more diverse content.

7. Wear more lipstick - I have so many lipsticks and there are many more on my wish list, buuut I don't wear them half as much as I should. If I'm going out for the day I always forget to apply it but this year I'm determined to work my way through some I already have in my collection.

8. Walk more - A few years ago when I was at college I used to walk all the time and I felt great for it. Since being at university and having everything so close to me, I don't walk as much as I used to and I would love to get back into it. If I lived in LA, I feel like I would hike all the time and have the best legs ever...

9. Eat better - This is always on everyones list but it's something I really want to educate myself about this year. I don't eat terribly, but I could definitely put better foods into my body. There are loads of good cookbooks around these days which I'm really inspired by.

10. Invest in timeless pieces - Over the past few months I've been searching the internet for some pieces I would love to invest in for my wardrobe. Jeans are the top of my list and I would love to find a pair that fit me perfectly.

11. Build up my CV - After finishing university my aim is to get as much work experience as I can before looking for a full time job I can dig my teeth into. I would love to get some experience in either social media/advertising or PR.

12. Streamline my wardrobe - My style has changed so much over the past few years and I feel I really need a revamp. I know my style now, very simple, yet chic and there are so many pieces in my closet which just don't fit the bill. I would love to have a wardrobe I can mix and match and be totally happy with.

13. Up my hair game - I do nothing to my hair half the time and I would love to learn some more styles and maybe pick up a few hair tools to help me along the way. My hair is very straight and lifeless which is maybe why I've been so reluctant to pay it attention!

14. Redecorate my room - My room at home as been so neglected over the three years I've been at uni. It definitely needs a new lick of paint and a good clear out, god knows what lurking in the bottom of my wardrobes...

15. Cook more - I really want to get into cooking and also meal prepping. I want to dedicate my Sunday afternoons to cooking up some food for the following week, this way I can be sure I'm going to be consuming nourishing meals everyday.

14. Get up earlier - I am so not a morning person, I hate getting out of bed, but I need to push myself and try to get up earlier. Since last year I have made progress, but I still feel like I need to get up an hour earlier...I hope I can do that this year!

15. Try out a new cuisine - Food is such a huge part of my life, I eat out more than I probably should, but I love to indulge. This year I want to branch out and try some new foods. I would love to go to proper sushi restaurant, and also Lebanese is high on my list to try!

16. Perfect my smokey eye - For some reason, I'm crap at smokey eyes. Unless it involves less than two shadows, I can't seem to make it look nice. I'm going to watch so many tutorials this year and practice practice practice ready for next New Years Eve!

17. Make more cocktails - My dad and his girlfriend picked me up a nice cocktail mixer set for Christmas so I really want to put it to good use. I'm not a huge drinker, but a good cocktail never disappoints. I would love to get good at making my own!

What are your goals for 2017?