A BARGAIN OF A BODY SHOP HAUL

OH HEY GURLLL. I know I’m a day late BUT the countdown to Christmas has officially begun and I’ve never been more excited and that’s not just for advent!! 😉 Before I get sidetracked onto all things christmassy (well technically it’s to do with Christmas) on Black Friday a few weeks ago I popped in (or should I say spent a good hour in) The Body Shop seen as they had a 40% sale on (yep you heard it) so naturally I couldn’t resist the bargains and picked up a few christmas prezzies and also treated myself to a few things to get stocked up. Although the sale is now over, I thought I would share with you the bits I got encase you were after some last minute Christmas gift inspiration seen as The Body Shop have a whole load of gifts this year for all ages. This is by no means sponsored but as I have sensitive skin I find The Body Shop’s products are one of the few that don’t irritate my skin which is fab and they are also doing a ‘Our Enrich Not Exploit Commitment’ scheme which helps reducing the environmental footprint and all kinds of great causes which can be found on their website.  View Post

The perfect scent with So…? Fragrance

So…? is a brand that people including me associate with their childhood, I mean who else remembers So…? Kiss Me fragrance? I remember thinking I was the bees knees at the time having my very own perfume when I was younger. Even now if one of my friends sprays a fragrance, everyone wants to know what it is and usually goes something like ‘OOOH that smells nice’ and before you know it, everyone ends up spraying it on themselves and we are all practically dying in the scent. Anyway, despite a body mist sometimes being seen as a younger product, I always have one in my handbag seen as the bottle won’t break and they are actually super handy to have in your bag for a refresh. This brings me onto a few months back when I noticed that So..? our favourite childhood brand had released a LOADD of new scents in their body mist range which I couldn’t resist picking up a few and trying out. I really feel they have turned a new direction with their branding and their latest launch of fragrances which I LOVE. All in all, the brand is just as sassy as it was back in the day when everyone would want to try your new scent in the changing rooms after a PE lesson but with a whole new look and approach.

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Bangin’ bonfire cupcakes

HAPPY BONFIRE NIGHT LOVES! The other day I was having a scroll on Pinterest (as per usual) for some bonfire inspired cupcakes seen as bonfire night was approaching and came across these super cute cupcakes with a log burning fire design on the top to give the effect of looking like a bonfire. As like everything on Pinterest, I knew mine weren’t going to turn out exactly like they do on the picture but I thought I would have a bash at baking them for myself this afternoon and I don’t think they turned out too bad for a first attempt? These cupcakes follow a basic cupcake recipe so they are actually super easy to make and most importantly, taste DELISH. Although my last baking post was only a few weeks ago and it’s a bit late seen as it’s November the 5th today, I thought I would share this recipe with you anyway if you fancy having a go at making them next year! I promise you won’t regret making these fun ‘Bangin’ Bonfire Cupcakes’ (see what I did there) which most importantly, you can enjoy at the end with friends and family…or just yourself 😉 View Post

Creating a realistic revision plan

Hi loves, I hope you are all well! In my pervious post I spoke about wanting to create better content on my blog and really put in all the effort I can after having a lil’ break but since that post, I and everyone else in their final year of school have been hit with a load of mock exams in November (woohoo) which will be consuming most of my free time revising when I’d usually be blogging. Especially seen as it’s half term when I was looking forward to dedicating more time to my blog and having good old break from school work but hey ho that’s year 11 for ya. I thought instead of letting the revision take up all my free time, I would have a time of not revising (yes you heard it, having a break is allowed) and write this post on creating a realistic revision plan that you can stick to and tips that will hopefully help some of you who are studying for exams like myself, especially GCSE’s at the end of the year as I know I have found the idea of a lot of exams at once quite daunting!

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A Lil’ Life Update

It’s been a while lovely ones, but I’m so pleased to say after a few hectic weeks I’M BACK (woohoo) and I’m feeling more inspired than ever. It feels so good to be back sat writing a post again for what feels like blooming forever, even though it was only a few weeks ago. Still, taking any time off blogging is very rare for me and is something I always look forward to doing each week so to have no new posts for a while was very strange and I can only start with apologising for my absence lately. Since cooking up some choc chip cookies in my previous post, a few things have happened which made me realise that taking a lil’ bit of time off would be the best solution. I’m dying to get back into it now I’m refreshed and get my camera out again to create hopefully better content and put all the effort in I can more than before. Taking some time off to make time for school work with it being the start of my final school year (gulp) and to generally sit back and give myself a bit off me time has reminded me how lucky I am to have such an amazing community of followers (you guys) and how much you have enabled my blog and our community to grow from where I am now to where I was a good year and a half ago when I was a total newbie to blogging. It’s really made me realise how much I missed blogging and how I want to continue to improve and pursue it.

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