Sunday, 2 March 2014

February Favourites: My Birthday!

My 21st birthday was on the 16th February so I spent a lot of time with family and friends over the last few weeks. I had a great time and was well and truly spoilt!
started my birthday off with a surprise stay from my cousin at the 4* hotel and spa Thornton Hall, it was incredible and I could not believe my eyes when we pulled up outside. I spent my afternoon getting a facial, enjoying the pool, sauna and outside hot tub. It was probably the poshest place I have ever been and I loved it. We then went back to the room which was decorated with balloons, chocolates and wine then relaxed whilst getting ready for the meal. We dressed super posh (me in my charity shop dress) and went downstairs to the restaurant which had the most amazing chandeliers I have ever seen. I had canap├ęs and duck. It was amazeballs! 

The next day we woke up early to go for an all English breakfast and then back to the pool. It was the best surprise and I had the best time.

Here is a few pictures from the day/night.

                                 
       
       
                              
                              
                   
                   
      
      
      
      
                             
                             
                  

This is my first instalment of my birthday celebrations, I will post the rest in the upcoming days.

Till next time
Heather
Xoxo



Monday, 20 January 2014

Superdrug Haul

I did a little beauty shopping the other day and I thought I would share my purchases with you.

MaxFactor Glossfinity in Cerise. I am currently wearing this colour and love the shine finish on it. I will definitely be buying more colours from this collection.

Collection Gothic Glam in Deadly. I picked this up because of the gold glitter throughout the brown and it looked so pretty. Can't wait to try it out.

Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge. I really want to try this out for blending my concealer.

My hair is at an awkward stage of growing out so I will be needing these a lot in the next few months.

Collection concealer in Ivory. I'm always on the lookout for concealer's to cover my dark circles so I can't wait to try this out.

MaxFactor New Whipped Creme foundation. As soon as I got to the MaxFactor stand I had to try this out. I swatched it on the back of my hand and it was so smooth I had to get it.

As soon as I got into Superdrug I went straight to the makeup section and saw a huge poster of my favourite model Candice Swanepoel for MaxFactor. Now these products have been out for a little while but I never thought about buying it, until now! From swatching the green it is super vibrant and the mascara wand is really thick. I can't wait to try them out.

I will do an updated post when I have tried all the products out and let you know what I think.

Till next time
xoxo


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

TMI Tag

I watched Augusta Jeorgia's Youtube video where she did this tag so I thought I would give it a go so you can find out more about me.
Link me to your blogs so I can see your answers to this tag.

1. What are you wearing? A purple paisley vest top and grey joggers
2. Ever been in love? No
3. Ever had a terrible breakup? No
4. How tall are you? 5'6
5. How much do you weigh? Too much!
6. Any tattoos? Not yet but hopefully soon.
7. Any Piercings? Both my ears in the normal place and also I have a ring half way up my left ear. Oh and my Tragus.
8. OTP? Oh god too many, Sterek, Pinto, Sherlock and Watson of course.
9. Favourite Show? Vampire Diaries right now
10. Favourite Bands? 30STM, A7X, Bastille, Imagine Dragons
11. Something you miss? Seeing my friends everyday
12. Favourite Song? Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah
13. How old are you? 20
14. Zodiac sign? Aquarius
15. Quality you look for in a partner? I suppose they would have to make me laugh
16. Favourite quote? 'You have two lives, the second one begins when you realise you only have one'.
17. Favourite actor? Michael Fassbender
18. Favourite colour? Black
19. Loud music or soft? Depends what mood I am in
20. Where do you go when your sad? The sofa to watch crappy TV
21. How long does it take you to shower? 15 mins
22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? If I'm not doing anything special 5 mins but if I'm actually going somewhere probably like 2 hours.
23. Ever been in a physical fight? Nearly
24. Turn on? Good sense of humor
25. Turn off? Body odour
26. The reason I started a blog? To vent and to create a place for my memories.
27. Fears? The unknown
28. Last thing that made you cry? 12 years a Slave
29. Last time you said you loved someone? I can't remember the last time, I don't say it often.
30. Meaning behind your blog name? I don't have any plans so I don't really have a path right now.
31. Last book you read? The Great Gatsby
32. The book you're currently reading? Nothing right now
33. Last show you watched? American Horror Story:Coven
34. Last person you talked to? My sister
35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted? My best friend
36. Favourite food? Pizza, Pasta, Burgers! So many! I love chocolate too.
37. Place you want to visit? New York
38. Last place you were? My Nan and Grandads house
39. Do you have a crush? Yes on many male celebrities and I have a few women crushes on people like Rihanna and Margot Robbie.
40. Last time you kissed someone? That is TMI.
41. Last time you were insulted? All the time by my sister its our favourite past time
42. Favourite flavour of sweet? Cherry drops
43. What instruments do you play? None
44. Favourite piece of Jewelry? My Tiffany ring
45. Last sport you played? Seriously probably like Frisbee last summer.
46. Last song you sang? Nelly ft Fergie 'Party People'
47. Favourite chat up line? 'You must be out of breath, because you have been running through my mind all day'.
48. Have you ever used it? Oh god never, too cheesy
49. Last time you hung out with someone? Yesterday evening
50. Who should answer these questions next? My sister and anyone who is reading this.

Till next time
xoxo

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Resolutions Tag

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014! This year has flown bye but has definitely ended on a high. I saw Nikkie Tutorials do this tag and I thought I would give it a go.

Looking Back:

1. Name 3 things you did this year that you're proud of? I am proud that I went for help with my anxiety problem. I am proud that I started to do things for myself. I got a new kitten called Sheldon which I am so happy I decided to get as he is beautiful and so cuddly.

2. Name 1 thing you would have done differently? I wish I would have been brave enough to go out there and joined a college course or got a job.

3. What was your biggest highlight of the year? (Other than Thor 2) Probably shaving my head, now I do moan about how long its taking for it to grow back but it really has given me a fresh start. It the healthiest it has ever been and now that I've done all the crazy hair things I can just keep it the colour I want and in good condition.

4. What was your favourite beauty product of the year? My L'oreal true match liquid foundation, its by far my favourite I have tried out. Its not to heavy on the skin and covers the redness in my face. I will continue to use it into next year.

5. What was your least favourite beauty product of the year? I don't think I have one, most of the products I tried were ones I read about in reviews.

6. Who do you want to thank for being amazing this year? My auntie Jan for being incredible and brave with everything she has been through. I love her to pieces and I couldn't be without her in my life.

Resolutions:

1.What are the makeup/beauty resolutions you have for next year? I really want to keep up with clearing my skin. So I will be trying out lots of skin products oh and also drinking more water.

2. What are the fashion resolutions you have for next year? Maybe wearing less black (or more!)

3. What are your personal resolutions for next year? I want to get in better shape. I hate the word diet so hopefully I just want to tone up and start eating healthier.

4. Name 1 thing you want to check off your bucket list? I would love to go on a city break for a few days.

Till next time
xoxo

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Homemade Mince Pies

Over the Christmas Holiday me and my mum decided to make mince pies for her to take into work for the baking competition. It was the first time we had ever made them and I think they turned out ok, they may not look professional but they tasted good and that's all that really matters! The pastry was a lot harder than we thought as you have to get it really thin and it kept getting stuck to the rolling pin. We also used a tree cutter to put on a few of them to make minced tarts which were also lovely.

What we did -

To make the pastry :
16oz self raising flour
8oz fat (4 of margarine, 4 of lard)
A little bit of egg and water
Mix all in a bowl
Roll out the pastry and use a glass to cut round circles for bottoms and lids.

A jar of mince meat (spoon a little into each pie)
Brush the top of the pies with egg before you put them in the oven.
Put in a preheated fan oven on 200 and just keep an eye on it until it looks golden.
Remember to leave them on a wire rack to cool down.


Hope you all had a great Christmas spending it with your loved ones.

Till next time
xoxo



Sunday, 22 December 2013

Homemade Christmas Gifts

So over the last few weeks I have stayed at my aunties to help her clean up before Christmas. Whilst I was there I helped her decorate her tree and she helped me make some Christmas gifts. Even though they are super sweet they are also incredibly cheap to make. You can put anything you want in these little parcels and they are great for family and friends.

 Inside I put tea light candles and holders, some chocolate or haribo and a little beauty gift, I bought all of these from Wilkes and Avon. To wrap the gift I used some dark red netting material and snowflake cellophane which can be bought cheaply online. To tie it all together use some shiny ribbon and a cinnamon stick which smells divine. I love how they turned out and I'm so glad my auntie told me about these favors.


The tree



Till next time
xoxo


Monday, 9 December 2013

Instagram Post

I got an Iphone 5c in white in August of this year and of course with the many apps I had to get Instagram. So over the festive period I will hopefully be taking more pictures.

If you want to follow me go to : www.instagram.com/heather_r237

Here are a few pictures I have taken so far. Excuse the many shameless selfies.

Makeup I did to go out shopping

Sunset on the Wirral

9 months of hair growth from shaven.

Avon window lights.

Our Christmas tree this year. I decided to decorate it red and gold, with roses and bows.

I'm planning on doing a few more posts before Christmas including a post on a little gift idea to make for friends or family.

Till next time
xoxo