Birthday Nandos and Presents!

 Yesterday it was my 17th Birthday (I now have a laptop, phew) so I went shopping and out to Nandos with my friends. I didn't actually buy anything and was surprised by the lack of nice clothes in the shops at the moment!  In Nandos I thought the toilets were particularly cool so I took a picture as you can see!-They even had music playing in them. I got some really lovely presents from my friends including The Real Techniques make up brushes (which are amazing), some cute candle holders and coffee syrups. 


My Laptop Exploded and A Levels!

Hi, I haven't posted for almost 2 weeks, the main reason being that my laptop screen decided to explode (no more essay writing for me) and also because I have been doing the first half term of sixth form! I will have a laptop after the 28th (my birthday ) woo! so there will 100% be more blog posts coming soon!!! I promise! Thanks!


3 reasons to love autumn

1. Nature!
I went for a jog the other day and couldn't help notice how pretty the sky looks on autumn evenings. As well as the sky looking particularly colourful, I love how the trees turn gorgeous shades of orange and red,; I love the smell of rain and even the darker evenings.

2. Candles!
I love candles , they create such a cosy atmosphere on a dark, cold evening. As well as this they look really pretty and smell amazing too. I got the candle pictured from Homebase for £4 and it has a 120 hour burning time. The scent its 'cinnamon spice' which smells amazing and is so autumny!

3. Fashion!
I love love love the fashion in Autumn, in fact it is my favourite season for fashion -  The big wool coats, the knitted jumpers, the woolly socks and ankle boots, the darker colours. Ahh I just love it! This picture was taken in Topshop, everything looks so lovely and cosy!

Leave a comment to let me know what your favourite thing about autumn is!


17th Birthday Wishlist!

Hi everyone!
I love October not only because it's the beginning of autumn (which means Halloween parties, coats, and candles!) But also because it is my birthday month , woo!
So, here is my birthday wishlist for this year.

1.  Aloe Moisturiser by The Body Shop - £11. I love basically all of The Body Shop  products, and as my current moisturiser is running out fast, this 5 star product with over 300 reviews is something I would love to try out!

2. Redken Shampoo - around £10, I have recently cut my hair quite short (as you can see in a recent instagram pic) and I really want to start looking after it properly. My hair is dyed and I wash it daily so I need to make sure it stays in good condition! Even though it is quite expensive for a shampoo, it does seem to make all the 'top 10' shampoo lists, so hopefully it is as good as people say!

3 Coat by Zara - £69.99 - colder weather = new coat! I loveee this coat, it looks soo cosy! Last year my coat was a faux fur lined parka from Zara and the quality and warmth was amazing. I defiantly want another coat from Zara this year.

4 Naked Palette - £37 - The naked palette 2 has been on my wishlist forever! The colours look gorgeous and urban decay's eye shadows are known for their great quality.

5 Boots by Topshop - £40 I absolutely love boots! Ankle boots are another great thing about autumn- in fact maybe even the best thing, and you can never own enough pairs right?!

6 White Musk Parfum by The Body Shop - £14 - The Body Shop's fragrances are always spot on! I get loads of compliments for their coconut one especially!

7 Shea Shower Cream by The Body Shop - £4 - because they smell soo nice !

8 Tea Tree Oil by the body shop £7 -  this product is raved about and I really want to try it out!

I hope you enjoyed this post, please leave any thoughts in the comments below! Thanks!


Cushion Haul!

 Hello :-)
Here are some cushions that I got for my bedroom last week. I sort of love cushions, especially at this time of year. They are so cosy and pretty..hehe,
Anyway, all these cushions are from Dunelm. The first two cushions were in the sale at £6 each and I love the pattern and the pop of mustard colour. The second heart cushion adds some texture and cost £10. And finally the little pillow-shaped cushions with the cute leafy patterns cost £8.99 each.
 As you can probably tell my room is very pink/cream themed and these cushions go perfectly!
Let me know any thoughts in the comments below. 
I will try and post more often ..promise!


September's Sixth Form Fashion Wishlist

Hi everyone! I haven't posted for agesss.. and the reason why? In a word (or two) Sixth Form. 
So it seems to make sense that this blog post was a bit sixth form inspired for anyone else who is busy studying at school. A great thing about Sixth Form is that most places in the UK, we no longer have to wear uniform, but sometimes it can be difficult to find something to wear! So here are a few ideas if anyone would like a little help with some inspiration! I really really love all the items here, let my know what you think!

Ps. Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a Topshop Foundation Brush >>> Here! There are 9 days left to enter :-) Good Luck!


Bedroom Accessories Haul!

At the moment I am in the process of completely transforming my bedroom so I have been collecting cute little accessories that just add that little extra detail and personal touches which bring a bedroom space to life. When my bedroom is completely finished in the next few weeks I will do a full room tour post for you :-)
So.. to get started, the first thing is a really pretty white jug from Sainsburys which was in the home accessories sale for £5! It has a little heart on it which says ' 100 & Organic 1869 Lavender Floral Waters' which I think is so cute! I will use it as a vase and put some pink roses in there or maybe some fresh lavender.
The next thing I got was some thermal lined curtains (cosy!) from Dunelm which cost £39.99 and are from their Chinoiserie Collection which is so pretty! They are really good quality curtains and I love them :)
The next thing is also from Dunelm - A cream flower collection' bin which only cost £6.99 and is a great accessory to keep in the corner of your bedroom. They also have other products in their 'flower' collection and I think it would look great to have some of the other matching stuff too!
 Also I picked up some little pink candles from sainsburys which cost around £2 for 6. The heart candle holder in the middle is a 'frosted glass tea light' which cost £1.49 from Dunelm's classic elegance collection. The candles look really sweet on my dressing table and smell really subtle and lovely - I think the fragrance was called apple blossom.
Finally, the other day I went to Ikea and got  a tea light lantern which hangs from my clothes rail. It has cut out star detail which is really cute. I also got some fairy lights to go around my dressing table or bed frame. The lantern was only £2 and the fairy lights are £5 and the batteries to go with them are £1.50 from Ikea. You could even put the fairy lights inside the lantern for a different effect! I think both these things are great from Autumn as they make my room so much more cosy - I love Autumn!
I hope you enjoyed this haul and maybe gave you some inspiration for your own room. 
Let me know any thoughts in the comments below!

P.s. Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a Topshop Foundation Brush HERE for a chance to win!


Skirt Wishlist

1 TOPSHOP Asymmetric Checked Skort £34
2 MISS SELFRIDGE Embellished Black Mini skirt £38.50 
5 ZARA Seamed print mini £35.99

Here are some skirts that I think would be great for Autumn matched with a knitted jumper, black tights and ankle boots. Checked prints and bold patterns bring some colour and detail to cosy knit wear to make a really cute outfit. 


Make-up Storage solutions!

Clear Storage holders - T K Max £7.99 and £3.99
White Pot - Ikea

Hello :-)
Recently I got a new dressing table for my room which is being completely re-decorated and  I want it to look as pretty as possible - therefore I like to have my nicest make up bits on display!
 Yesterday in T K Max I found 2 clear storage holders, one with lots of different spaces to put different things in and one specifically for holding lipsticks. They look so nice and they are really useful too. I have used the larger one to store foundation, perfumes, mascara, rings, eyeliner, etc, and it has space for loads more things including lipsticks or mini nail varnishes,  without taking up too much space on my dressing table. The lipstick holder is also really cute and holds up to 9 lipsticks.
Another idea is this little White Ikea pot which seems to be really popular amongst bloggers, probably it is the perfect size to store your make up brushes and it is also really pretty and decorative. I can't remember how much it cost but it was definitely under a fiver!
Please leave any thoughts below!


Rimmel London Palette 024 Pinkadilly Circus Review

 Today In boots I picked up the Rimmel London Pinkadilly Circus Palette for £6.99 which has 5 colours which are all shimmer, which I liked the look of.
There is a dark brown (1), 2 highlight colours ( 3 & 4 ), a deep pink (5) and a lighter pink (2)! They aren't very pigmented but I think a primer would help bring the colours out. This palette is probably what you would expect from a drug store brand make up. They are good if you are on a budget but I think they don't compare to higher brand eye shadows so spending out more on brands like MAC or Urban Decay is much better value for money in the long run!
Despite this I think the colours are really pretty and I also really like the packaging, although it comes with a little sponge applicator that I wouldn't personally use to apply eye shadow.
Over all this palette is ok - but I think I would rather put £7 towards a higher brand eyeshadow :-)


The ankle boot of the season: Chelsea Boots

1 - River Island black block heeled Chelsea Boots £38
2- Office bramble Chelsea Boots £68
3- Office Vagabond Grace heeled Chelsea Boots £80
4 - Topshop Advent Chelsea Boots £55
5 - Zara  flat elastic Chelsea Boots £49.99
6 - Topshop Poppi Brogue Chelsea boots £110

As autumn is approaching we are all searching for the perfect ankle boots. 
This autumn, Chelsea boots are everywhere so here are a few ideas if you are searching for the perfect pair!



Sixth Form Accessories Haul

 Here are a few things I picked up recently for sixth form. 
The first picture is some block heel Chelsea boots from River Island which were £38 and I absolute love them, 
and the second a Bag from River Island which was £25. 
Next I got a pack of 5 rings by Freedom at Topshop for £2.50 in the sale, which were reduced from £8.50!
I also got 3 folders from WHSmith for a fiver and a Barry M Nail Paint for £3 in River Island, in Berry Cosmo which I think is a great colour for autumn. :)


Ganier Micellar Cleansing Water: Worth the hype?

Well, yes! Here are 5 reasons why I believe that the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is worth the hype...

1) It removes make-up with ease - even water proof make up.
2) Good for sensitive skin - The water-like formula is so gentle and brilliant for sensitive skin. It really seems like it is just water.
3) Leaves skin feeling soft, refreshed and clean.
4) Pretty packaging - I really love the packaging of this and the cute, pink bottle lid.
5) Good value for money - I got this for £3.99 in boots, although it is usually £4.99. I think this is amazing value for money as the product actually works and 400ml is going to last a long time.
Please feel free to leave any thoughts inn the comments below!


YSL Babydoll Eyeliner Review

Recently I got a bonus points deal with Debenhams as I spent over a certain amount of £ at YSL, which meant that I had £15 to spend on my beauty card. I have been looking for the perfect eyeliner for a while now, and after seeing this one online and reading the reviews, I thought that I had to try it out. I wouldn't usually spend more that £10 on an eye-liner, but as I had a spare £15 on my beauty card I took the opportunity to invest in this cute little £25 liquid eye liner by Yves Saint Laurent.

At first when this arrived in the post I was a little confused as the packaging was different to the packaging pictured online - but everything else does seem the same as the product shown Debenhams website. Although I have to say - I do really this packaging. It is light, small and would be very easy to take around with you.

As for the product itself, with the first use I found it much more difficult to create a thin line and the perfect flick, than my humble £6 Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner pen. Alas, on the second attempt, I did manage to create a thin line with a 'cat eye' flick, which I quite liked. I think this will become much easier to use with practise, as I am usually used to using a pen eyeliner - which I think does give slightly more control.
As you can see from the swatch, It is very black and pigmented which is great, and it also dries really fast- another bonus!
What I was really looking for, was an eyeliner which didn't dry out after a few weeks (like my Maybelline one does) and one that will last longer throughout the day. I have had this less than a week, so I haven't put this to the test yet - but from other reviews hopefully this product will last longer than a few weeks! Also - It did last throughout the day. Yippee.
Overall, I do really like this product but I defiantly wouldn't pay £25 for it, as I think the Maybelline Master Precise pen for around just £6 is better value for money!
Has anyone found their holy grail eye liner yet!? Let me know in the comments below!



Firstly, I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone from all around the world who have taken the time to read and follow my little beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog over the past few months. 
Today my blog has reached 100 followers on bloglovin' So, in celebration and to say a HUGE thank you, I am holding my first give away competition!

Available to win is a Foundation Brush by Topshop, which has a 'soft brush for the perfect application of foundation.' and is worth £8. All you have to do to be in with a chance to win, is enter using the form below.
This give away will be running for 1 month before the winner is chosen at random and announced here on this blog and also on my twitter account @LipstickOnT!
Good Luck!
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Top 10 Tips for starting your GCSE's

Today I have done a slightly different post to normal. I have just finished my GCSEs, and have been requested do to a post on giving some advice on doing your GCSEs, so I thought It would be nice to do a top 10 tips that I would recommend based on my own experience!
I took Art, Textiles, Business and French, and I did a post on results day: here

1. Choose subjects that you are good at and that you enjoy
If you are starting you GCSE's this September, It is likely that you have already chosen the subjects that you are going to do, but if you haven't, or are not 100% confident with the subjects that you have chosen already; my advice would be to choose the subjects that you most enjoy, and the ones that you are best at. Definitely don't feel pressured to take the 4 most difficult subjects that you think will look the most impressive on your CV if you know that in reality you wont be able to keep up with the work, and ultimately will struggle to get the GCSE!

2. Stay organised
Admittedly, I am really bad at this one, although I think it is very important! Make sure you have all the equipment and books you need - this will make life SO much easier! I would say that if it is possible, do Homework the day you get it. I always left homework to the last minute, which causes 10x more stress when you quickly try get it done the night before or even morning before it was due in. Also, things like making sure you keep an organised planner and packing your bag the night before can really make a big difference to how organised you feel.

3. Get some folders
This is something I never did, but wish someone had told me to do (I will be doing this for sixth form!)
Have some folders at home for each subject, where you can store notes. You could write notes on A4 paper about what you have learnt that week, and put it in the folder. This way when you go back to revise, you already have all your notes done!

4. Stay motivated
If I'm being honest, I found a lot of lessons really boring, (Maths,Science,French!) which was quite demotivating, meaning I would just sit in the lesson and wait for it to be over rather than actually paying attention! Oops. This meant that these were the exams I had to cram for at the end as I had no idea what was going on. (That's why it is so important to choose subjects you enjoy) If you try your best stay motivated in lessons it will really help when it comes to exam time. Also, make sure you stay motivated when doing coursework as this does count towards your GCSE and there's nothing more annoying than rushed coursework bringing down your result at the end of the two years!

5. Work Hard Play Hard
Always remember to give yourself a brake. For me there was a time when I was finding it difficult to cope with the amount of homework I had, and I forgot to just take a break. I got really really tired which only made things worse. If you are becoming overwhelmed with the amount of work just stop for a minute, remember that GCSEs aren't the end of the world and do something not-work-related for a while!! For a lot of people, Year 10/11 are the best years of their school life so far.

6. Ask for help
Believe it or not most of the teachers are really willing to help if you are stuck with anything, so if you are, just ask! Especially towards the end when exams are getting closer.

7. Don't worry if you don't get the grades you really wanted
As long as you get onto the A level or collage course you want to get on, although important, remember that GCSE grades really aren't the end of the world! As long as you have tried your best, that's all that really matters. Even if you don't get on the course you wanted to, there is always other options.

8. Be sociable
You will probably have new classes with new people in, so try and be sociable and friendly to make as many friends as possible! Having great friends can really improve your GCSE years, but don't get distracted 24/7!

9. In year 11 use revision books
I didn't realise how helpful revision books are until I actually started using them. Make sure you get one with the right course that you are doing and it will have everything you need for the syllabus, so that you know the exam topics inside out.

10. Don't feel pressured to decide what career you want to do
I'm going into sixth form and I have still no idea what I want to do (ahh.) Of course, if you do know what you want to do it can help you pick the best subjects for that job. But, really don't let it be an extra thing to stress over - you still have loads of time and even if you do think you know, in two years you may completely change your mind. As long as you are doing things you enjoy you are on the right path!!

Bit of a different post to usual! - Let me know if you liked this post and found it helpful at all.


My Favourite Fragrances: A review

I love things that smell nice- but I usually find perfumes too strong for me and almost always too expensive! 
Today The Body Shop (my favourite!) Had a 'Buy One Get One Half Price' offer on. I've wanted to get a new fragrence for for ageees, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to go in and have a look!
The first one I got is the lovely Coconut Eau De Toilette, which has a creamy, tropical coconut scent. This is my all time favourite fragrance EVER- I absolutely love it. I even prefer it to any high end brand perfume. It reminds me of holidays and It is really light, natural and wearable - yet it lasts a very long time throughout the day. I also think the packaging is so cute.
The second one I got is the Satsuma Body Mist - which only cost me £3.75! Again this is up there with my favourite fragrances ever. To be honest; I love these two so much that I'd love to collect all of The Body Shop's fragrances!! Again, the scent is light and fresh, and it really does smell of satsumas, so it is defiantly citrussy. It lasts a few hours and at £7.50 for 100ml I think it is amazing value for money! Also, the bottle for this is really cute too!
What is your favourite fragrance?!



A day out shopping and sixth form haul

Yesterday I went shopping to look for sixth form clothes! 
Firstly I went in H&M and ended up getting a really pretty dress which was £12.99 (bargain!) and a black spotty shirt which was £14.99. I think the dress was my favourite thing that I got, and looks really nice with my River Island jacket which you can see Here!
Next I went to look in Lush and also The Body Shop. Although I wanted everything from both shops I was very good and didn't buy anything, but I did see a body shop lipstick that I really liked... 
I also went to Costa (again!!) before going into John Lewis, trying out some of the perfumes (Marc Jacobs, Chanel) and deciding to buy a really cute necklace which was reduced from £15 to £4.50! I also got a ZARA skirt from the online stock clearance sale, which was reduced from £36.99 to £9.99! I think goes really well with my new h&m shirt.

I still need some boots, a few more tops and a bag :-)


August's Fashion WishList Including A Range Of Sizes

Hi Everyone. Here is my August's Fashion Wishlist. These items come in a range of sizes so this post is relevant to everybody. Enjoy!

1) Casual/Skater Skirt
The first item of clothing on Augusts Wishlist is a Skater Skirt. I particularly like this Black Chelsea Girl Triangle Print Skirt from River Island. I love monochrome and the fact that this skirt has a retro feel about it. I think It would go with loads of different items and would look great in Autumn with thick black tights. It is available in uk sizes 6-16 and costs £20, which I think is a pretty good price!

2) Black Dress
I'm going into sixth form soon and now have a dress code instead of a uniform, therefore I'm allowed to wear dresses of my choice. Yippeee! I'm in love with this Black Cross Neck Skater Dress from Miss Selfridge which costs £45 and is available in sizes uk 6-14. If you are looking for something similar and you have a more curvy figure, I also love this really pretty Blouson Dress from OneStopPlus which ranges from US sizes 12-28 and would look great with formal or informal jackets.

3) Knitted Jumper
As the weather is beginning to get colder I really want a lovely warm jumper that I can wear with my black skinny Jeans. I've had my eye on this beautiful Clean Rib V Sweater in Camel from Topshop since it has been in the 'new in' section! I've had my old Topsop jumper for 3 YEARS! so I think it is defiantly time for an update!!! It is available in uk sizes 8-16 and costs £38. 

4) Heeled Chelsea Boots
I think Chelsea Boots are absolutely perfect for Autumn. I'm deperate for a pair of Vagabond Grace Heeled Chelsea Black Nubuck Boots. They are £80 in office, but I think they are good value for money as vagabond is known for it's comfort and quality. Definatly saving for these!!!

5) Back and White Striped Top
love love love monochrome stripes. I already have a striped crop top from H&M and a striped Bardot style dress from River Island. I think it's a really great pattern for Autumn as well. I really like this Striped low-cut Peplum style top from Zara which is in the Sale at £5.99. Bargain! This comes in sizes XS-M. I think Peplum styles are lovely and also are really flattering on curvy figures.

I hope you enjoyed this post, feel free to leave any thoughts below! What is on your fashion wishlist this month?


GCSE Results Day!

Today I picked up My GCSE Results, which were way better than I ever thought they would be, although I think I did work really hard for them. I'm not trying to brag in any way, but I feel as though I have been working for these for years and would like to share with you on my blog what I got as I find it really interesting seeing what other people got for their results. Overall I got 5 A's, 2 B's and 1 C.
I found GCSE's quite stressful towards the end as I did a lot of cramming before the exams.

I was actually really surprised at passing French with a C as I thought I had completely failed as I found French the most difficult subject. I was also really happy with my English as I didn't expect any more than a B. My favourite subjects were Art, Textiles and Business, so I think I did spend more time and effort on them. I was also realllllly pleased with a B in maths and science.

Overall , I  was really happy with all my results, so to celebrate, me and my friends went to Costa and bought cakes from M&S. I then had to go to an appointment with my school's sixth form centre to talk about my A Level options- and I have decided to study English, Business and Art!
Now I have 2 weeks to read 3 books, write chapter summaries, and create an art sketch book.
The work begins. Ahh.

I really hope everyone got the results they wanted and more!
Let me know if you have picked up your GCSE's today!


The Best Bronzer Ever?!

Here we have The Body Shop Honey Bronzing Powder in Fair 02 Matte.
This has been a pretty raved about product, and you may have seen reviews on it before, so today I am going to write 6 reasons why I think this could be a contender for 'The Best Bronzer Ever!?' Status.

1) The colour:I got this in shade fair 02, which is really light without any orangeness - So it is just perfect for pale skin. I can't believe I'm not shade 01 for once! And, it goes all the way up to shade 04 for darker skin tones too.

2) It's Matte: Yep, It's matte without shimmer, so as well as an overall bronzer, it can be also used for contouring which is how I personally like to use it!

3) Long Lasting: It lasts hours before it needs to be reapplied, and applying it doesn't take long at all. No problems there.

4) Flawless finish: For the price , it isn't to disimilar to high end bronzers which cost WAY more. Result! 

5) The Packaging: I LOVE the packaging. Firstly, It comes with a really good mirror that is a great size. It is in a light plastic round container which is perfect for travelling and carrying around in your bag, so you can take the product and the mirror with you wherever you go! Also, the honeycomb print of the powder is so cute!

6) Cruelty Free: The Body Shop's products are cruelty free, which is pretty brilliant.

As you can see there are many reasons why I think this bronzer could possibly be 'The Best Bronzer Ever!'
Please feel free to leave any thoughts below.