Tuesday, 11 August 2015

July Favourites

So, I am a little late in posting my favourites but to be honest I didn't actually realise how far through August we were! I mean, August crept up on us but now September is slowly approaching, eeek. Anyway, this is what I have been loving throughout July, and up until now! 

Topshop Matte Nails in Confess - 

I can't remember what price this was but I am sure I got it in the sale for about £2, but I absolutely love it! It is the perfect shade to express 'its still summer but not really' and the application is really nice. Plus it only needs 2 coats and you are good to go! I also love the frosted packaging to match it's texture. *One point to topshop*

Sleek Contour Kit (£6.49) -

Ahh, a product that I really cannot live without! The contour shade is perfect because you can apply it really light, if you are pale skinned like myself, but you can really build this up! I have had this for around 3 months and it looks like I just bought it! However the highlighter is a little shimmery, but it still works a treat for the price!  

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser (£7.99) - 

My trustworthy primer, you can use this alone, or underneath make-up, and it really does provide a clean, smooth base to apply your foundation on! It leaves my face pore-less and allows me to apply my foundation like a dream. While I do think it is a little pricey, it really isn't in comparison to some higher end products. Plus, a little goes a long way in terms of this!

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr Rescue (£3.49) - 

I was a little sceptical when first purchasing this, however I am so glad I bit the bullet and bought it! This has been my lip saviour and I cannot leave the house without it! I have it in too cool but I believe it comes in 3 other shades which I will definitely be getting. Mine is very mint flavoured but doesn't irritate my lips and keeps them nicely moisturised. 

Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 38 (£5.49) - 

Pretty sure I have spoken about this before but it us just a perfectly wearable pinky/nude lipstick that basically matches anything I put on! It keeps my lips moisturised and the colour is surprisingly long lasting, highly recommend this, and well basically all the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks because I just love them!

Parlor Sea Salt Spray - 

I do not know the price of this as I received mine in a birch box. If you love this smell of freshly cut grass then this will be very appealing because it smells like just that! The size is perfect for travel and it really does make my hair effortless to style. However it does make my hair feel a little knotted but I get that with all sea salt sprays!

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (£7.99) -

I have spoken about this before but there is no way that I couldn't include it! It is the perfect mascara for my lashes as it gives them the perfect balance of length, curl and volume - basically just try it and see for yourself! 

EcoTool's Eye Enhancing Duo Brush Set (£6.99) - 

I have been using these eye shadow brushes religiously for about 2 months now...they are that good. Whilst I only own a few others these are by far the best I have tried for the extremely small price tag! Plus they are the perfect set for travelling! The set includes a shape and define brush along with a blend and smudge brush, and not to mention that they are cruelty free. If you want a pair of inexpensive, good quality brushes then look no further!

What have you been loving throughout July? 

Rhianna xo

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Instagram Diary

I am yet to make my instagram account known to the blogging community, but now that I am making a real effort to post more often I thought this would be the perfect opportunity. So if you want to follow me be prepared for a lot of bunny pictures, my daily life and the few odd selfies - pretty boring but extremely CUTE (mainly the bunnies) stuff. So please don't hesitate to give me a follow at @rhiannalouiseb, and I will see you over there (my twitter username is the same if you want to follow me there too!).

Row 1 - Forest having cuddles | Sighh Designs beach bag tote | MAC Plumful | Me and Angus (my boyfriend) | Feeding the ducks | Costa in the sun 

Row 2 - Being silly with my cousin Jenny | Forest and Pete in love | The baby bunny Minnie | Selfie with new 'Elsa' hair | Minnie | Minnie 

Row 3 - New trainers | Trying to get fit shopping | Post results flowers | Snuggles with snowy | New lipstick selfie | Snowy 

Row 4 - Selfie | Feeding the deers | OOTD | Selfie | Rainbow and horse in the lakes | Heather and her chick Squirt 

Row 5 - Snowy | Revision | Selfie | New healthy tea | Video of snowy | Relax and pamper night 

So, that is the past few months of my instagram, hope you enjoy! 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Review: My First MAC Lipstick

After hearing so many excellent reviews about MAC lipsticks, I decided it was time to jump on the band wagon and try one out for myself. While they are a little pricey at £15.50 I was definitely intrigued to see if they lived up to expectations.

 My boyfriend kindly offered to buy me one, an offer which was hard not to refuse and so I chose the shade plumful; a beautiful purple, which can be toned down to a wonderful pink (depending on how you apply it). In fact, it is the colour that Elsa wears on the tv series Once Upon a Time. 

Do I believe it is worth it's price tag? Yes and No.
YES - I found the colour of the lipstick to be exactly what it looked like, and it did not budge for hours - even after going out for a meal. It is also a very wearable colour throughout the year - I will wear this just as much in winter as I will in the summer. Probably one of the best things about it was just how nice it felt on my lips - a wonderful smooth, moisturising texture with a distinct vanilla flavour.  Plus, the sleek packaging is just to die for. 

NO - I did find this to be much more of an indulgent purchase, especially when you can get three drug store lipsticks for the price of just one MAC lipstick. However, you can get more expensive lipsticks so this is cheap in comparison (or is that just my excuse to buy more?).

Will I be buying any more? Absolutely.
Although pricey, I definitely won't stop buying them - I am in fact looking forward to going shopping again *heart eye emoji*. 

What is your favourite MAC lipstick and do you have any suggestions for colours I should try out?

Rhianna x

Monday, 20 July 2015

Summer make up must-haves!

In the summer months I like to go for a more natural look, especially when I am abroad - who wants a face full of make up being sweated off in the blazing heat - am I right? While this is not always in the UK, what with it's temperamental weather, I still like to give it a go. 

One thing that I most definitely use in the summer is a nude-y or a coral lip. My absolute favourites are my Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks in 03 (a full review, here) and 38 - why can't they have pretty names god-damn-it! - and my Topshop lipstick in Ohh La La. In my opinion, theses three shades could conquer the world - they are all very different and guaranteed to match whatever you are wearing, whilst still keeping your lips lovely and moist - I dislike that word

Ohh La La; 03; 38
For coverage, especially abroad, I rarely reach for a foundation and instead just use my Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer (that is one heck of a mouthful) and their Dream Fresh BB cream. Together they do amazing things - the primer makes my skin look, and feel as soft as a baby's bottom, and the BB cream gives me that little bit extra glow, whilst achieving a moisturised finish. To add a little glow to my cheeks I opt for the Topshop Head Over Heals cream blush, which is by far the best cream blusher I have ever tried - and it is a perfect match for the Ohh La La lipstick! 
Now onto eyes... Perhaps the most monumental piece of my make up collection is my Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara. This promises to multiply your lashes making them look visibly multiplied and fuller - and my goodness it does just that and much more. I have heard many raving reviews about this, and how it is a very good dupe for Benefits Roller Lash Mascara, while I cannot compare on this note, I highly doubt I will be upgrading any time soon! Plus, they have even released a waterproof version - does that not just scream summer or what?! 
Look at that brush!
Like always, I have to have a cat eye, and Topshop's Magic Liner does just the trick! It has a very brush which goes from very fine, to a nice thickness - you an definitely create multiple looks with this one. Plus, it is yet to dry out and I have had this a good few months! 

Last, but by no means least is the Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 3. I have heard this is a very good dupe for the Naked 3 palette and it definitely provides me with a lot of summery shades! However, if there is one thing I dislike about Makeup Revolution Palettes it is the fact that they can be quite hard to get out of the packaging. This is probably because they aren't as powdery - but for £4 I cannot complain! 

What are your summer essentials? 

love, Rhianna 

P.S. any tips for not babbling as much - I never aim to write loads and end up with a lot of writing *sad face emoji*

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Pink Parcel | It's a monthly thing #2

After discovering the Pink Parcel a few months ago, I have not yet been disappointed by the contents. As well as sending you your monthly supplies for that time of the month it also sends a a small box of treats to make that time a little more bearable. I do still wish that I found this box when I first started my period, honestly it gives you something to look forward to. 

With the price of the box being around £10 per month I think it is a bargain, especially with period supplies not being the cheapest usually. Also, your first box is around £6 so all the more reason to try it out! You get to choose tampons or pads and trust me you get more than enough, I still have so many left of my previous boxes. 

This months box contained:
Richard Ward Creative Hair Wheat Nutrient Masque
Flamingo Candles Strawberries and Champagne Scent Melt 
L'occitane Essential Water 
Fudge Kitchen Drinking Fudge - Sea Salted Caramel 
Montezuma's Butterscotch Chocolate 
Anatomicals Botanical Hydrating Rose Face Mask 

I have heard of the company which sells the wax tarts and believe me when I say it smells ah-maz-ing, this is something I cannot wait to use. 

I love the fact that they not only send you beauty things, but also send sweet things like chocolate. They really have thought of everything to allow you to pamper yourself. You can also choose a certain date to which your box will arrive so it falls in line with your due date!

If you feel like treating yourself then you can sign up, here

What are your monthly pamper essentials? 

Rhi x

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Check Out Those Charity Shops!

Hello all! 

Firstly, apologies.. I haven't posted in a while due to revising. While I still need to continue my revision, I won't be posting as much, but I am going to try my very best! Summer seriously can't come quick enough! But back to the post now!

Everyone loves a bargain right? When it comes to spending money I love it at the time and then I am filled with guilt for a few days after. While present day Rhianna is like "gimmie gimmie gimmie" future Rhianna is sat saying "you didn't really need that though did you". But, when it comes to shopping in charity shops, I feel no guilt what. so. ever. Not only are you getting something great, but the money goes to charity AND you get something for the fraction of its original price, you can actually feel good about spending money (did I really just say that?). 

If you have spent most of your teenage life (like I did) saying "eww no I am not shopping in a charity shop", now is the time to think again, you will be truly surprised with some of the things you can get. Obviously I wash what I buy before wearing it but, saving the pennies definitely makes it worth it.

 For example, I found this BEAUTIFUL River Island embellished top, WITH it's tags still on (even the spare beads) for £4.50. Now, it didn't say how much it was originally on the tags, but you can see how embellished it is, so I can't imagine it was cheap. But what a bargain! 

If this top isn't an incentive to get to your closest charity shop and have a nosey then I don't know what is!

I appreciate that I haven't included a full length picture of the top, but I couldn't get one that did it justice! 

It is safe to say that I am always checking my charity shops now! When I have the time to have a good old rake of course. 

What is your best second hand find?

Rhianna xo

Sunday, 5 April 2015

What's In My Makeup Bag?

Hello everyone, and Happy Easter! 

What a wonderful Easter day it is too being 15 degrees outside, and sunny so England does have it perks. Unfortunately I am revising so unable to enjoy to sun...booo. I do hope some of you are enjoying it though! 

While the contents of my make up bag does change a lot, I have included the products which are very likely to be in it...you could call it my everyday make-up to go with my every-day lipstick post -here. I can always rely on these products to give me a wonderful natural look, or even glam it up a bit. If that's how you would say it? I don't know but here is the contents; 

Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in 091 | £6.99 |. This is a foundation I will reach for time and time again, it has okay coverage and feels nice on my skin. 

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 01 | £4.19 |. A blogger favourite, I usually just apply this under my eyes and over the odd blemish - luckily I am not too prone to them! 

I don't as of yet use any powder, I always find it makes me look orange, maybes I have been using the wrong colour I don't know so I would love to hear some suggestions! 

Collection Bronze Glow Shimmering bronzer in Light.£2.99 | What I love about this is that you can really apply minimal for a natural look, or you can really build it up - its nicely pigmented making it nice to blend out, 

Bourjois Blush in Rose D'or. | £7.99 |This is lovely! Again, you can minimally apply it or build it up and is wonderful for a nice summer glow. 

Collections Eyes Undiscovered Nude Palette | £3.99 |, For a cheap drugstore eyeshadow palette it does the job brilliantly! The colours all have a nice pigmentations and are easy to blend. 

Bourjois 1 second volume mascara | £9.99 |. This was a recent purchase, but I can safely say I really like it! I will do a review soon-ish on it. 

Collection Brow Kit | £3.99 |I only use the lightest colour so it seems pointless having all three. It comes with a cute eyebrow mascara thing which is great for setting my eyebrows in place. 

Rimmel Gel eyeliner £6.99 | I have only just purchased this and I have by no means mastered applying this yet. But it lasts all day and is great for flicks! 

Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 03 | £5.49 | I wrote a post on this here. I love love love the colour of it - great for a nice plain but elegant look! Since I bought it, the only time it has left my lips is at bedtime.

Have you tried any of these products? 

Rhianna x

*all prices are representative of Boots* 

Thursday, 2 April 2015

My Everyday Lipstick | Beauty

Hello my lovelies.

It is no secret that recently I have been loving brighter lipsticks, mainly reds and purples, and I have been obsessed with Rimmel's Kate Moss collection. I am yet to try out a lipstick that I have disliked, this has been my go-to brand. One might call it a safe-bet, everyday brand that I am highly likely to LOVE. and at £5.49 a piece, well, you can't not. So, as we have finally hit April, with all the lovely sunshine (although I do recall it snowing a few days ago - typical England), I have been reaching for my Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade 03 which is a lovely nude, peachy shade

By all means I am no expert, but this is one of the many nude lipstick shades I have tried and have loved, I think the colour really compliments my skin tone and it does not have a drying feel to it at all! In my opinion, it is an excellent alternative to the more expensive brands such as MAC, you could basically buy 3 for the price of 1 MAC lipstick...am I right or am I right? Obviously if you prefer to go for MAC products, then I don't blame you but as a nice alternative you can't go wrong!

With Boots offering 3 for 2 on all make up products right now, you should get yourself down there and try it out for yourself! I am also admiring the shade 08, but I am yet to purchase it - when I do, I will write a full review. 

Why is this my 'Everyday Lipstick' might you ask? Well, as it is so easy to apply and goes with basically everything, why wouldn't it be. I am well overdue a nude lipstick for those days when I can't be bothered with the faff on of a darker colour, and as Summer is upon us (I know its just turned Spring!) I love reaching for a nice lighter shade and reserving all the lovely berry reds for those cold winter months. Plus, this is just a great shade, not to light and not to dark.

What is your 'Everyday Lipstick'?

love, Rhianna xo

Saturday, 28 March 2015

What Makes Me Smile | #1

Hello all! 

If you have read my previous posts you will see that I am love, love loving all the Spring weather! Now  if you asked me what season I was most looking forward to at the end of summer I'd be saying autumn/winter, but as I get sick of the cold weather I say I can't wait till spring/summer.. I don't know maybe I am just an indecisive person! But I doubt I could stick to one season in particular, especially in England when each season throws something new into the mix!

After that rambling on, I thought I would write a post about the little things that make me happy, I will warn you these aren't all exclusive to Spring, and many of which will keep me happy all year round. I feel like this could become a sort of episode on my blog? If that is how you would say it. So here are 5 things that have made me happy this week, hope you enjoy! x

1. Lambs. I think that the one word will just make anybody happy. They literally radiate the feeling of spring. They're little faces and they're all soooo fluffy and cute. I am very lucky in that I can go and visit and feed the orphan ones (upsetting but they are always happy). I am yet to see them this year, but I will definitely be going soon! My favourite lambs are definitely the ones with black heads and black socks, could you shout cute any louder?

2. My bunnies. Every single day they bring a huge smile to my face and just melt your heart. When Snowy gives you the eyes as she wants to be hopping around my room, or Forest hopping around the garden all day eating the flowers, sorry dad. I am yet to introduce them all to you, but its on my to-do list!

3. Coming away to my boyfriends caravan in the lakes this weekend. Although rainy and windy and cold, there is just something about the outdoors that fills my heart with glee and makes you appreciate everything that little bit more.

4. Making people happy, whether this be my boyfriend, or my dogs face light up (yes he is a person) when I show him his leader, there is nothing I love more. If someone else is happy, I will be happy too.

5. Knowing that the Easter Holidays is almost here! However, with this happiness comes dread as I will be spending my time revising ready for exams, boooo.

I think if there is one thing we all do, its that we list 5 things that have made us happy, honestly it is totally worth appreciating everything. 

Tell me something that has made you happy this week and whether I should carry on doing these types of posts!

Rhianna xoxo

Picture from Pinterest 
Inspiration for post from this blogger - link.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

5 Reasons to Travel

After watching the film Into the Wild, it all of a sudden reignited my wanderlust. If you haven't see it you should totally stop what your doing (if it is important, finish it and then stop!) and watch it, or read the book - very inspirational. 

Going travelling nowadays seems to be on everybody's bucket list, and I can totally see why. Who doesn't want to explore new places, cultures, foods and meet new people? Not only do you get these wonderful experiences, it is something you can do once in a lifetime. If you are anything like me, I want to finish University, get a brief job to save for travelling, and then hop on a plane somewhere. Personally, I think trying to travel if I were to have my own house, a job and priorities would be very difficult. That isn't to say you can't do it though. 

I had never anticipated to write a 'travelling' post, however as it is something I am so longing to do I thought I would share with you 5 reasons you should consider travelling based on my own experience, however small. 

1. Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
I have heard this quote a lot, and it is so very true. Richer in heart, spirit, mind, culture and personality - all of which you can't buy but can only experience. 
Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.

2. To Escape. 
Not to escape because your sad, but to escape your current reality and experience something fresh and new. To explore new places, meet new people, enjoy new cuisine, anything - your mind will be blown. 
When was the last time you did something for the first time?

3. To make a life.
In modern society we are all so concerned about making a living and seem to forget about making and enjoying a life...If we do only live once, you should live your life to the full.
Collect moments, not things.

4. To look back and say "I can't believe I did that".
Nobody wants to live a life of regrets and to say 'I wish I did that' - if you have the opportunity to travel, grasp it with two hands and don't let go. You don't know what experience will be your last, so make it a good one.
To look back and smile at life, because you lived it.

5. For adventure.
To try something new. To do things you haven't done before. Or, because you can only do it once in a lifetime. Be wild and a little crazy.
Because we are all in love with cities we have never been to.

I went to South Africa in school, and it is definitely on my Bucket List to go back, that is the inspiration for this list, every time I have doubts of doing something, I will look back at this list and it will refresh my memory. If you want to hear more about my South African experience please let me know & I hope this post has helped in some way! 

Are you thinking about travelling? If so where do you want to go?

with wanderlust love, Rhianna x

p.s. If you want to read a travellers blog this is a really good one written by the wonderful Liz on her adventures around the world - link

All images from Pintrest

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The Girl Behind the Blog

A few days ago, whilst aimlessly scrolling through my bloglovin' feed I came across a blogger named Rachel who did this type of post and I immediately knew that I wanted to do something similar! I thought it would be lovely to share a few facts about myself, to all of you! What better way is there to get to know the person who's blogs you are reading, I mean it really adds a personal touch don't you think? I for one love reading these types of posts so I thought I would share one too! Hope you enjoy!

My name is Rhianna Louise Bailey
I was born on the 19th April 1996 - cannot believe I am almost 19! Ironic that its the 19th, no? okay haha. 
I have three younger sisters, for most parts we get along
I think I am 5.4, not too sure though
I drive a cream Fiat 500, and I am in love with it - confession, I am not the best driver
I have brown eyes and naturally brown hair
Definitely a bath type of girl 
I am in my first year of studying BSc Psychology
Dogs not cats 
I have 4 beautiful bunnies, you could call me a crazy rabbit lady
Lover of all seasons, its very hard to choose a favourite - right now I can't wait till summer
I have never broken a bone 
I am allergic to nuts
Pizza is most probably my favourite food
I have never been on a night out - and it is very unlikely I ever will 
I LOVE stripe-y clothing, can't get enough of it 
No good at saving, something I am trying to work at
It is my absolute dream to live in New York or California
Obsessed  with Ryan Gosling, but who isn't? Dreamy right...
I love Rom-coms, and films similar to the hunger games (not sure what genre)
Self confessed EastEnders junkie
Haven't got a clue where to take my life, but I know I want to travel to many, many places
I am a very, very shy person - something I am trying to improve
Can never make firm decisions
Love being outdoors, weather dependant of course 
I am always usually cold
I don't have a hobby to date, or a talent, but there is nothing I'd like more..
My best subject was English Literature, yet I enjoyed it the least
I love all things woodland-y, and the smallest of things make me so, so happy - by smallest I mean seeing a little bird hopping around the garden will make me happy for the rest of the day 
Its the little things that count, always. 

I know I have listed quite a few there, but honestly I tried to keep the list short! I am trying to upload more content so I would love to hear some ideas on what you would like me to write about! Or perhaps not write about? ahah, 

Anyway, Spring is still living up to its expectations with the sun shining, and even having to use the cold fan whilst driving, can you believe it?!

Tell me something interesting about yourself! I'd love to hear! 

Rhianna xoxo

p.s. when I wrote this post yesterday it was sunny - now it is raining/snowing, good old England. Now I am very sad. 

Sunday, 22 March 2015

A Very Orange Sunday | Beauty & Fashion

Top - £10 (£8 with discount), Lipstick - £8 (£6.40 with discount)
As you all know Spring has arrived here in England! And it has started out so wonderful with some nice sunny spells up North, although the slight breeze did make it a little chilly! As much as I love Autumn and Winter I am a bit sick of wearing dreary and what a better way to start Spring than with some nice (orange) colours! 

I ventured into Topshop on Friday and with there being 20% student discount I decided to treat myself to buy a lovely Orange cut-out top and their Infrared lipstick - yes very orange, and what better to do than to pair them together! 

Infrared Lipstick

So today I officially sported my Infrared lipstick (which I absolutely adore) paired with the orange top when I ventured on a dog walk to the beach. After much discussion on how to spend our day, what is better than going to the beach when it is sunny, am I right? Although a little chilly, emphasised by the fact that the water went over my wellies when paddling in the sea, you can definitely tell that Spring has FINALLY made it's appearance in the best way possible. And I am definitely more excited for the warmer weather to come (if any).

Silly bra strap
I think the top will look wonderful with a pair of jeans or high wasted shorts and sandals in the summer, and I for one can't wait till sandal weather. I'd brave it now but I get cold more than the average person (well in my opinion haha). There was a variety of different colours other than orange, and I think I love it so much already that I will be buying a few more...thankyou upcoming student loan...sorry bank balance. I will also be trying out a few more of their lipsticks as it felt wonderful on my lips and wasn't too drying which is also an added bonus! 

Overall I have had a wonderful Sunday at the beach, even if I did get a tad wet! Spring has definitely made a fabulous appearance!!

How have you spent your Sunday? Is everyone loving spring?

Rhianna xoxo 

Saturday, 21 March 2015

The Pink Parcel | It's a monthly thing

March 2015 - Pink Parcel
I don't know about you but when it comes to 'that' time of the month for me I am always wanting to relax, pamper myself and do absolutely nothing. A week or two ago I discovered the 'Pink Parcel' which not only sends you all of your monthly supplies but also sends you a little box of goodies to make your time of the month a little more enjoyable! Why didn't I find this sooner?! 

Without a second thought I signed up for this right away, with your first box being £5.95 and after that going to just under £10 you can't go wrong! Especially when some of the products you get are totally worth the money, such as the full sized OPI nail varnish I received this month. You also get given a small black bag in which you put in your daily supplies to carry in your handbag, so simple yet so handy.

When signing up you insert your due date and how long your cycle is, however you can change this whenever you like, and you can cancel the subscription whenever too! You also have a variety of tampons and sanitary towel brands to choose from.

This months box contained; 
26 tampons (more than enough!)
OPI nail varnish - I sing in colour 
Bubblet moroccan mint tea bath bombs 
Papaya Gold moisturising balm
7 day sample of perfectil skin, hair & nails nutrients
Bandzee hair ties 
Tea pigs chocolate flake tea 
Divine caramel chocolate bar

I can't wait to try out the hair, nail and skin vitabiotics, and I don't know how much difference a week will make but I will try and do a review of them if anything significant happens! 
What I love about this idea is that you can try out a variety of different products, even just to see if you like them for a very small price tag, as well as getting your monthly supplies delivered straight to your door. 

Overall I absolutely love it and cannot wait for my next box to arrive! Here is the link if you want to try it our for yourselves!

What are your favourite things for your time of the month?

Rhianna xoxo

p.s. I had to use my iphone for the photos due to my camera being out of charge, I am sorry x

Friday, 13 March 2015

5 ways to achieve your goals | "It always seems impossible until it's done"

What better way to get started than to buy some cute stationary...
Rather than doing a beauty/fashion post I thought I would share with you a few things I have recently been employing in my life in order to make me feel better about myself and achieve my goals (or deadlines in my case haha). I'm not implying that by doing just these 5 things will allow your goals to be achieved, but in my case, they have definitely helped.

1 - Get up earlier! 

If you are anything like me, then you could sleep from 10pm til noon the next day and still wake up not wanting to get out of bed. Recently I have been setting my alarm to 8am and getting up when my alarm goes off. Crazy? I know. For a long time I have wanted to start getting up earlier - 1. To get things done & 2. The earlier your up, the most you can make out of your day. For me that's an extra 4 hours of doing things for YOU and to make the most out of YOUR day. Whether this is finishing an assignment early or going to the beach for a morning jog (ambitious in this weather haha), both of these will help you, and it will help future you. 

2 - Make lists... and stick to them! 

Weirdly, I absolutely love making lists and there is nothing more satisfying than crossing each and every item off it, knowing that you can stop for the day. Lists help you stick to deadlines, not forget about anything, and even better organise your time. You could assign a few things to be done per day and eventually you would be finished! Another 'student-like' thing I do is organise out each day in my weekly planner, put all my work into a list and then assign specific work to specific days and times. Nice and easy way to keep up with the masses of assignments and revision to top it all off. 

3 - Start earlier, finish earlier than everyone else. 

Basically what I mean by is saying - "I am doing this now so that future me doesn't have to worry about it". Plus, if it is an essay assignment for example, start on the day, or a few days after it has been assigned. Then the weekend before it is due you can sit down, relax and do whatever the hell you want and whilst everyone else is frantically finishing it (usually me ironically) you can say to yourself, I worked hard, and now I can relax. 

4 - Avoid procrastination. 

Now, this is a hard one and I am no stranger to procrastinating. We all know how to put things off, and usually its just by putting your foot down and saying no I can do this later once I have finished this. Usually the tasks take no time at all to do and you can carry on as you please once it is done. Trust me when I say procrastination is the devil in all of us. 

5 - Have more 'me' time. 

Considering the title of this post, this one may seem a bit silly. However I think it is always important to set aside time for yourself, time where you can have a sit down, go shopping, have a girly night in or just tell yourself to not work past 8PM so you can watch your favourite TV shows. Don't hesitate, just do it without the thought of what you think you 'should' be doing. There is nothing worse than staying up until god knows what hour doing work - and it seriously isn't worth it. Have some 'me' time, you will feel so much better after, and surprisingly more eager to do work. Besides, if you follow my last 4 tips - hopefully you will have more time for yourself :) 

And there you have it! My 5 'top tips' for achieving your goals. Do take these with a pinch of salt though as you should only do what makes you happy! 

Do you have any top tips to achieving goals? Id love to hear them!

Rhianna xoxo

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The Makeup Post | Drugstore beauty

Okay, so rather than doing an essay, which was truthfully stressing me out, I decided to go to the metro centre for a little browse/shop. Yes, I really do have my priorities right don't I, haha. For quite a while now I have been wanting to broaden my makeup collection and experiment with it. However, I am not planning on buying the higher end brands straight away, but I will definitely be considering it when my makeup skills improve (and I get over how expensive everything is lol). Plus, why bother when usually drugstore makeup is great for the price?!

Revolution Blush Palette Hot Spice - £6
Rimmel Match Perfection (091) - £5
Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick (107;01;28) - £5.69
Collection Eyebrow Kit - (around) £4
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (1) - (around) £4
Collection Bronze Glow (light) - (around) £2

As you can see by the prices everything is so affordable - especially the blush pallete, which I am yet to try but it looks fabulous! - I'm just enjoying looking at it, haha! The best thing is that it comes with 8 different shades which will be great to just try out, even if they are naff its not much money wasted! - I will let you know how that goes :) 

For me, my favourites out of everything I bought has got to be the Concealer and the Kate Moss 107 lipstick. I have been using the concealer to cover the black circles under my eyes and it has just worked wonders! I will be re-purchasing this in a darker shade to cover up blemishes on my face. The lipstick is a wonderful red/purple shade and I think it really compliments my skin tone. I think if I were to add some lipliner when using it that it will stay perfect all day long! 

I have tried both the Kate Moss 01 (red nose red) lipstick and the 28, and they are both just lovely. Nice and easy to apply and you are not always re-applying it throughout the day which is always a bonus! I would recommend the Rimmel Kate Moss collection to everyone, I will definitely be back to purchase more in different colours! 

I have never been the one to fill in their eyebrows so I thought I'd start out softly before plunging into some new extreme territory by buying this lovely eyesbrow kit. The overall finish is lovely, and I have been blending the 2 lighter colours to achieve a nice and natural finish. 

I won't talk much about the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation as this was a re-purchase. I opted to buy a lighter shade than the one I already had as it was becoming too dark for my complexion. I really like the feel of this foundation, its not too heavy and overall it has a nice coverage. Personally I don't wear powder, but I am going to invest in some to see how this goes over my foundation. 

What are your latest beauty recommendations?

Rhianna xoxo

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

An Introduction | Rhianna

A few 'introductory' snapshots - as you may see I love all things nature-y


If you are reading this for this first time you won't know me so, Hi! My name is Rhianna, I am an 18 year old psychology student (living at home) from England with socially awkward tendencies. But that is not going to stop me, in fact if anything I have high hopes that blogging will make me a much more confident person. If not to offer opinions and advice but to be sort of like a diary, if you get me? Venturing into this type of social media is something I have recently thought about a lot, and what better way to get started than to just jump straight in. 

Although being a busy person, purely setting my priorities on essays and work does not make me happy, I mean who would be if they're entire life was set around deadlines? Everyone needs to throw something new into their routine every once in a while don't they? So I am under the influence, not only that blogging will be somewhat therapeutic but that it will make me a better, happier person - in more ways than one. 

You may now be wondering, what is she going to write about? Well I haven't entirely thought about it, there is so many different subjects that I doubt I will stick to one in particular. So expect to see a whole range of things such as personal styles, beauty, favourite items, wishlists or 'hauls', thoughts and inspirations. I am setting myself a goal of posting twice a week, and the thought that people might read this is a little scary, but its definitely character building. Haha. 

Before I finish, what would an introduction be without a few quick facts about me? I am a dog person and one may call me a "crazy rabbit lady" as I own four. I am obsessed with pepperoni pizza and if I were to choose a favourite drink it would be fresh orange juice. 

If anyone reads this, I really hope I am not too boring and that you enjoy what I have to say! I am very excited to start :) 

Love, Rhianna xoxo 

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