'This Time Next Year' Tag

Hello lovelies, yesterday I was tagged by Vanessa from Life of Vanessa (go and give her blog a read) to complete the 'This Time Next Year' Tag.
The tag was created by Sarah who was inspired by the new programme presented by Davina McCall called 'This Time Next Year'. The idea of the show is members of the public will come on the show and discuss with Davina a life changing goal that they'd like to achieve by next year (2017) and it then flashes forwarded to this year to see just whether or not they did manage to achieve their goal (I hope that makes sense).

This is how the tag works:
- You thank the person who tagged you
- Write your goals for the coming year

- Write about what you'll do to achieve them
- Tag at least 5 friends to share their goals
- Then this time next year return and say how successful you were in completing them

With that in mind this blog post is all about setting goals for myself in different aspects of my life, here are my goals for 2017.

- Exercise more (well at all really) getting off my bum and get moving
- Have a more positive mind set which includes not putting myself down so much


- Have started posting exactly what I want to post on my blog including outfit posts, beauty/make up look posts & maybe some D.I.Y's. I will do this by simply not giving a damn!

- I'm going to me ambitious and say it would be amzing to have 1,000 followers on Bloglovin by interacting with other lovely bloggers and posting more consistently with a variety of interesting posts. 


- Started selling a few of my illustrations in print form on my Etsy shop & maybe in other forms 
- I hope to be attend my first art fair and sell my prints there
- Attempt to make my first Zine (mini magazine/book)
I will do all those things by stop putting things off because I think I might fail and just do it!
I will write a more in depth post on my goals for next year in my 'New Years Resolutions' post towards the end of the year.

I would tag friends in this but, I don't have any (wow that sounds sad). So, if you are reading this I tag you to post your goals for the coming year.

Thank you for reading!
Love from


Jazzy Boots Perfect For The Festive Season

Hello lovelies, so the most festive month is upon us, ahh I'm so excited! Since last year I have been seeing lots of pretty dreamy looking boots in the shops and being worn by super stylish bloggers. If like me you're like Bambi on ice when you walk in heels, boots are a great alternative! With that in mind I decided I would share some of my favourite boots in the shops that I think would be perfect for all festivities. You may or may not notice that most of them look like they came from the 60's or the 70's but, hey they are my favourite decades for fashion! Oh yeah by the way this post will contain a lot of metallic colours! 

I have included boots under £100 to show that you can get pretty footwear with out spending a small fortune.
So, after all that chat here are my picks of festive boots

1. Sparkly Black Ankle Boots from Moda In Pelle Zola at Very - £54
If you want to add a bit of sparkle to your outfit but you don't want to go all out glittery these boots are perfect! They have a subtle bit of sparkle to them, they kind of remind me of a starry night.

2. Rose Gold Block Heel Boots at River Island - £25 
I love the colour of these boots so much! Can I please wear them forever?

3. Silver Block Heel Ankle Boots at River Island - £40 
Does anybody else think of the 70's when they see the silver heels? I think they would go well with a floaty dress or if you're feeling daring a pair of flares and a blouse.

4. Bronze Block Heel Boots from New Look - £29.99 
The bronze colour of these boots are perfect for Autumn and Winter! The Rose Gold boots from River Island would be too!

5. Silver Zip Front Boots from River Island - £25
I'm sure I've seen an image of Jean Shrimpton wearing some similar in the 60's and would look really nice with a shift dress! With it being slightly colder how about a nice shirt with a jumper over top tucked in to an A-line skirt (with tights of course)?

6. Gold Glitter Block Heel Ankle Boots from River Island - £40
Now these are all out glittery, they are 'it's all or nothing' boots!

7. Poppy Metallic Rose Gold Ankle Boots from Urban Outfitters - £85 
These rose gold are quite subtly metallic compared to the rose gold boots from River Island so, if you're not ready to go full on metallic

8. Faux Suede Star Boots from Miss Selfridges - £65 
Add a bit of glitter and sequins to your outfit with these boot with star details. I think they would look great with a pair of black skinny jeans and a leather jacket.

River Island are currently as people say 'killing it' at the moment with jazzy boots and fancy heels! So are the other shops I have found 

By the way this blog post is not sponsored by any of the shops featured in this post.

Would you be interested in more blog posts like these?

Thank you for reading!
Love from


The '30 Beauty Questions' Tag

Hello lovelies, recently I have been thinking of posting more about beauty, I am definitely no expert when it comes to make up and to be honest my 16 year old sister knows more about it! But, I've always liked make up so why not talk about it? My blog is all about what I want to talk about whether it is seen as right or not. I've finally decided it's time to stop worrying about things being correct because I'm fed up of wishing I had tried something or done something.

I thought I would do this beauty tag to get me started.

1. Do you remember your first make up item?
It was probably either a lip gloss in watermelon flavour or a roll on glitter, who remembers those?
2. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
My perfect mascara would give me length and volume. But, not make my eyelashes resemble spiders legs, so not super clumpy or anything like that.
3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?
I prefer a medium coverage.
4. Favourite high end brand?
I have never bought high end make up products.
5. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven't?
I would like to try Mac products just to see what all the fuss is all about.
6. Favourite drugstore brand?
Ohh you know what I don't have a favourite drug store brand! 
7. Do you wear fake eyelashes?
Fun fact (well not so fun): I have never worn fake eyelashes ever!
8. Is there any kind of make up you can't leave the house without?
I can leave the house with out make up on but, a good concealer is often needed.
9. What is your cherised beauty product?
My cherished beauty product in general is lipstick or eyeliner. If I have to pick on product it would be my Chanel lipstick my lovely boyfriend got me for christmas last year (he did good).
10. How often do you shop for make up? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or get lots of goodies at once?
I only buy make up when I have ran out of a certain item.
11. Do you have a "beauty budget" or do you spend freely?
I do! I always buy products under £20 because at the moment I can't afford any with a larger price tag.
12. Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics? 
I will take advantage of offers like 2 for 1 if I want a product from that brand
13. What type of product do you buy the most of?
I have more lip products and eyeliners

14. Is there a brand that you absolutely can't stand?
No there aren't any so far

15. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?
No, I don't but, mainly because I don't know much about them.

16. Do you have a favourite place to shop for make up?
The only places I shop for make up are Boots and Superdrug
I find that Boots have more brands but, Superdrug is better at having more stock in. So many times I've come away from Boots empty handed due to them not having my shade in a certain product.

17. Do you like trying new skin care products?
I like trying new skin products but, when I have read good reviews about them

18. Favourite bath and body brand?
Soap and Gory or Dove.

19. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?
Probably Benefit as everyone alwasy says how good all their products are.

20. What brand do you think has the best packaging?
Soap and Glory and Benefit, I love any packaging with a vintage feel.

21. Which celebrity always has great make up?
I think I would say Jenna Coleman and Alexa Chung.

22. Do you belong to any online make communities?
No I don't.

23. 5 favourite beauty gurus?
I don't have a favourite, I don't really know of many beauty gurus.

24. Do you like multi functional products like lip and cheek stains?
I do, I have a lovely Ted Baker lip and cheek tint stick that is such a nice peachy colour.

25. Are you clumsy in putting on make up?
I once managed to drop A LOT of loose powder foundation on my black skinny jeans just before I had to go out!

26. Do you use make up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes I'm strange and never actually put eye shadow on but, if I was to I would use a primer.

27. How many hair products do you use on a typical day?
On a typical day none? (I know it's strange) However, I do need to find a good volumizing spray or one that helps tackle frizz. 

28. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
I apply foundation and then my concealer.

29. Do you ever consider taking make up classes?
No I would rather learn from tutorials on the internet that you can access for free.

30. What do you love about make up?
I love how artistic make up can be and how it can give people confidence!

I hope to do more beauty themed posts soon, maybe a review?
Thank you for reading!
Love from


My Favourite Bloggers and YouTubers

Hello lovelies, I thought I'd share my favourite bloggers at the moment with you. I wanted to create this post because I think is nice letting people know that what they're doing is appreciated and enjoyed (sounds cheesy but, I don't care). 
The list is a mixture of people I've recently discovered and peoples blogs I've been reading for a few years now. Everyone featured in this post have atleast atleast three things in common they all have amazing sense of style and they are lovely, down to earth people which makes reading their posts and watching their videos so easy going and enjoyable. I would also secretly like to be friends with them all (well not so secretly anymore).

First up on my list is the cool cat (yes I did just use that term) Olivia Purvis creating perfect content over on her blog What Olivia Did , with the winning combination of her lovely writing, her fashion sense and her boyfriend Joe's photography makes for Pinterest worthy posts every time. I really enjoy reading about her adventures be it New York, Venice or little ol' Manchester, I love finding new places to visit in the city I visit quite often and new cities I can't wait to go to one day. Her fashion posts always go down well with me, she manages to create modern versions of vintage styles, most often Sixties styles (my favourite)
Back in 2014 Olivia was kind enough to answer a few questions for my blog, all things fashion and Great British Bake off talk. You can find my interview with Liv on here Getting to know you - What Olivia DidOh and she also has YouTube channel too, check it out here 
Paige Joanna is another blogger that I have been following for a while now. I have currently been loving her DIY posts and can't wait to see more of those from her. I have always been a fan of Paige's style, its always playful with a fun pattern or bright colours or both at times! She mixes vintage styles pieces with modern day pieces. Oh and her hair is a-mazingg!! Head over to Paige's blog to see more of her lovely style and her fun, easy to follow D.I.Y's here. Paige has a YouTube channel too so go and have a watch here.

Here are a few of my favourite blog posts
- Bright Colours in Autumn & Focusing on Positivity
- Shop Launch & Hand Painted Jackets
- Body Confidence & My Complete Lack of it!

Some of my favourite videos of Paiges'
- Hand Painted Denim Jacket
- Pride of Britain 2016 On The Red Carpet
- Secret Garden Party 2016

Sophia Rosemary is a blogger I have recently started following (well for a few months) and I have really enjoyed her posts so far. She is another blogger whos style I love with her wardrobe full of lovely Sixties and Seventies inspired pieces. I love seeing parts Manchester in the background of Sophia's outfit posts. Give her blog a read and if you're in need of some style inspiration here.

Here are a few of my favourite blog posts
- Smile Like You Mean It
- Archive By Alexa (Obviously)
- Just Another Manic Dungaree Day

Next up is Illustrated Ella, I only hope that I could one day have blog so up to date and be posting as often she does right now. She writes interesting posts about life and working for your self as well as outfit posts showing you here cool laid back style. I definitely wish I could pull off ripped jeans and leather jackets like she can! I find her such an inspiring illustrator, everything she creates is amazing from her brush type to her portraits of people to her beautiful prints of city landmarks. I would also like to thank Ella for being so kind to reply to any of my worries when it comes to my illustrations and my own abilities. Pop over to her blog Ella Masters to read her wise words.

Here are a few of my favourite blog posts
- Why Being Highly Critical Destroys Productivity
- How To Work From Home - From The Worlds Most Annoying Procrastinator  
- Things I have Learned Whilst Being My Own Boss

I don't watch tonnes of YouTube Channels but, I just had to include these two YouTuber's in my post.

Want to perfect that dream retro look? Well, Saranne Huxton is the girl to go to!
Watching Saranne's videos is like stepping back in time to the Sixties with her amazing vintage style, the groovy (yes I did just use that word) music and her video editing looking like old polaroid photos. She definietly deserves alot more subscribers! So if you're like me and love all things Sixties and Sevenies go & have a watch of her videos here and give her a follow too!

Here are a few of my favourite videos by Saranne
- Jane Birkin 60's Make up
- Retro 60's Beehive 
- Styling 'Her' Fred Perry

Last but, definitely not least is Hayley over on her channel Le Petite Petale talking about all things fashion, Lush, beauty and music. She creates creates really pretty look books, her recent look book really was Autumn personafied, with leaves covering the floor and pumpkins all around. We have a mutual love for the Chung (that's Alexa Chung for those of you who don't know) so of course I enjoyed her Archive by Alexa Chung Haul & Try On and I'm hoping she does another one for her Autumn/Winter collection. Hayley also deserves more subcribes 

Here are a few of my favourite videos by Hayley
- Autumn Clothing Haul
- Autumn Lookbook
- My Record Collection

I hope this post hasn't been too dreadful for you to read, I appreciate my writing isn't very good but, practice makes perfect, hey?

I might make this a monthly or bi monthly post, to share people I'm enjoy those months.
I also would love to do some more interviews with my favourite bloggers.

What are your favourite bloggers and YouTubers?

Thank you for reading!
Love from


My To Do List for November

Hello lovelies, today I'm going to share my To Do List for November with you, it's more of a general list of things I would like to have achieved by the end of the month than a super in depth day by day to do list.  

- Started to learn the ukulele, I have wanted to do this
- Finally sort out printing my illustrations ready to sell
- Start selling my prints on my Etsy shop - if I'm successful in my printing quest 
- Start exercising again (it's been a while)
- Decide on what colour and how I want my hair cutting
- Book my own appointment for my hair (yes, I panic when it comes to most interactions with other human beings)
- Have a conversation with at least one blogger - I'm far too scared to talk to people so this could be interesting!
- Get my head round SEO and other blog related things because I haven't the foggiest at the moment
- Do review of a beauty product probably a lip product
- Plan out my zine (mini magazine/booklet) ideas; A-Z of the Sixties & Bad Ass Women through out history
- Make a start on the illustrations for my first zine
- Finally sort out my room, so it no longer looks like I've just moved back home from uni (I did but back in June)
- Continue to be productive

I thought I'd do this short blog post as I'm currently working on a list of my current Favourite Bloggers and a Jazzy Boots Wishlist, which is taking me a bit of time with putting together images and such. I hope to have both of those up this week!

Thank you for reading!
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