I can’t believe the last time I did a baking post was back in April! This one is definitely due! I’m back with yet another chocolatey recipe. This morning me and my mum thought we’d have a go at making some brownies seen as the weather wasn’t up to much. Baking is one of my favourite things to do, especially in the Autumn and although I can’t say these are bake-off standard, for a first attempt they tasted delish, which is the most important thing right? I promise you won’t regret making these which you can enjoy at the end with friends and family…or just yourself teamed with a cuppa. This recipe also doesn’t use flour and is instead, flourless (university challenge here I come) and also doesn’t require much skill or any fancy ingredients.
If you know me, you’ll know that I’ve always loved my polishes. I remember paining my nails in primary, thinking I was the bees knees with my crackle nail polish. Who else remembers that?!
Especially now I’m at college, my nails are usually painted in some form, (when I have the patience) either with polish, press on ones or gels which I now do myself thanks to the kit I got last Christmas! Thank you mum. So when celebrity nail profession, Roxanne Campell’s email popped in my inbox asking if I wanted to try some samples of her own luxury nail lacquers from the collection and share my thoughts, I was beyond excited. I have picked out three shades perfect for this season and also transiting into the winter months.
Currently, this Autumn I’ve been opting for a very natural look and have been more about letting my skin breathe which I’ve been enjoying. In fact, I think I’ve been going for less than what I did in Summer bizarrely! I have also made a few new product discoveries too! I’ve been opting for a neutral lip, warm eye and matte base whilst keeping bronzed. Ya girl is still living her pale life. All the products I’ve been using and loving are all drugstore too! If you know me, you know I love my drugstore products.
As as drugstore makeup lover, Makeup Revolution is up there as one of my favourite brands along with their new brand Revolution Pro. I have spoken about their products quite a bit on my blog as you may have seen and I continue to love every new product they bring out! I love how they do great quality products for affordable prices so well that anyone has access to good quality makeup! Hello student life.
One product in particular that really wowed the beauty world, including me was their Conceal and Define Concealer that they released quite a few months ago. (see my review here.) Recently the brand dropped a bomb and have brought out this concealer that went viral in foundation form which is just £9. Yep that’s right gals. Finally what we’ve been patiently waiting for! They have also released the concealer in a larger size too! I couldn’t wait to share my opinions on this foundation now I have tested it! I am also including a wear test to really put it to the test. Have Makeup Revolution impressed me yet again?
Being someone who’s not a huge fan of change, starting sixth form and A levels a few weeks ago has been a whole different ball game from the same old secondary I had been used to day in day out. Leaving all of my friends behind who were going onto do different things in different places also added to the uncertainty. Having said this, by the end of year 11 I was SO ready for a change, to move on, kiss goodbye to maths, P.E and whatever else and start new subjects that I had chosen and wanted to do! Those being photography, media studies and english language which I’m really enjoying so far. Photography is just fabbb, even if we have only just got properly started! Anyhow, now being just under a few weeks in (which is crazy enough) starting college is definitely an experience and although settling in has been tricky (a mix up of my timetable the other day didn’t help when I got told all my lessons had been changed, which is now resolved thank goodness- imagine! Haha) I’m pleased to say I am now feeling a lot more relaxed and am getting to grips with things and most importantly am making some lovely friends. Meeting new faces and teachers has been so nice. Once the cringey meeting everyone activities are over on the first few days and you start your proper lessons, it’s then where friendships blossom and it becomes easier! My college is also just down the road from where I live which is nice to be closer to home in my local town, unlike I was at my secondary.
Even though I faced the induction day on my lonesome before Summer which I enjoyed, actually starting college is the real deal where the work and being left to your own devices begins. I wanted to write this post for those of you who may be starting college next year to hopefully put your mind at rest and a bit of what to expect from my experience so far…