Summer TAG

Hello!!

Today I thought it would be a good idea to do the summer TAG, since we are in the middle of the summer season now.

  • Are you a summer person? – I do believe I am a summer person. I love the summer season and the warmer weather. I love being in the sun, having BBQ’s, spending evenings out chatting with friends and family. I just love the summer season because I can be outside more and spend more time doing things I love.
  • What is your favourite thing about the summer? – Erm there are so many amazing things I love about the summer season but my favourite thing is probably the fact that I can spend lots of time outside. I can go on lovely country walks, go on boats, have BBQ’s, summer outdoor parties, picnics and all that really fun stuff.
  • Do you stay indoors or outdoors more in the summer? – Definitely outdoors! I love making the most of the weather because if you live in the UK you know it isn’t that great too often haha!
  • What is your favourite ice cream flavour? – I am definitely a fan of chocolate ice cream. I love it! So anything with chocolate but I normally will get chocolate and hazelnut or something like that.
  • What is your favourite summer clothing? – My to go two pieces I have been wearing this summer so far have been a denim skirt and also playsuits. I love them both so much and they are just so comfy and cute. You can dress both up with some heels but you can also dress them both down with sandals.
  • Beach or Swimming pool? I am 100% more of a pool kind of a girl!
  • What do you like most about the beach? – Swimming in the sea.
  • What is your least favourite thing about the beach? – My issue with going on sunbathing holidays or being on the beach all the time is that I get bored. I am a very proactive person and love being busy and I just enjoy exploring. So, I am fine with relaxing on a beach for a couple of hours reading a book and swimming in the sea but after that I will want to get up and go explore.
  • What is your favourite summertime song? – I honestly don’t know. I don’t think I have one summer song. In the summer, I just like listening to lots of happy, upbeat music.
  • Favourite summer time movie? – Again, I don’t really know although I do love watching RV in the summer because I think it is a hilarious and could completely imagine it happening to my family when on holiday.
  • What is your favourite summertime restaurant? – In the summer, I really enjoy going to quaint and quiet villages and just sitting outside of a pub enjoying some food, having a drink and also having a laugh and chatting with my friends, boyfriend and family.
  • Do you or eat out more often during the summer? – It is still pretty mixed in the summer but I would say I eat out slightly more because of making the most of enjoying the weather and dining al fresco.
  • Do you party a lot during the summer? – No more than usual I would say but I would say I go to a lot more gatherings with friends and BBQs and go to the pub more and sit outside for drinks a lot more.
  • Do you spend more money during the summer? – Yes! In the summer, I constantly go on more days out and more trips. Go to the pub more and spend money on food and BBQs etc.
  • Who do you usually spend most of your summer with? – Family, boyfriend and friends.
  • Where would you go for your dream summer vacation? – Bora Bora!!!

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have enjoyed! Please feel free to do your own version of this and tag me because I would love to see your answers to the questions as well! Much love,

Lizzie X

P.S. Thank you for 500 followers on my Instagram. I really appreciate it so much and almost at 1500 Twitter. That is so crazy and I really am so appreciative!

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Going Through The Emotions…

Hello everyone!

It appears to be the longest time since I have sat down and have written a blog post and that makes me so sad but in all honesty, I have just been so busy with life and as the title says going through all the emotions. If you read my blog quite regularly you will notice over the past couple of months I have been quite absent and haven’t been posting as frequently as what I usually do.  Truthfully, I just haven’t written much on here because I am definitely one of those people who won’t rush content and just put something up because I need to. No. I will only ever upload something if I feel 100% happy and proud of what I have done and these past couple of months I have been going through a really hard time and I just haven’t felt inspired to write or felt the need. I just wanted to keep things to myself and not put up content that I wasn’t proud of or happy with.

I know this may not appear to be the case because I have been on holiday so much these past couple of months and if you follow me on my Twitter or Instagram all you will have been seeing is my holiday photos and a rather happy me. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t have things going on behind closed doors. I post the things I do on my Instagram and Twitter because it makes me feel happy and it makes me feel better. Also, just because I only share the happy and positive moments in my life, doesn’t make me fake it just means I want to keep some privacy against some of the personal things that are going on in my life. Therefore, I don’t want to be positing about them and thus I won’t be going into detail about them on here. I just wanted to make this post as sort of an update post.

I know everyone goes through tough times and everyone is fighting their own battles that none of us are aware of so I know it is so important to always just be kind and respectful to everyone. You never know what they are going through. Life isn’t easy and even though I have taken a break from blogging I know it was the right decision and has definitely help keep some space and clear my mind and thoughts. It has been so important for me to have just switched off from everything and distance myself from everyone so I could figure out for myself what I really wanted without getting influenced by others.

Having hit the lowest point of the last couple of the months the other day, I have finally decided that it is time to move on from all this and help myself and get myself back to where I was. It isn’t always easy when you feel like the world is against you and if any of you have bad luck, like I do, when something goes wrong for me, everything goes wrong all at the same time! I know that everything happens for a reason and what will be will be.  Life challenges you to make you stronger and to give your experience and lessons which will ultimately be very important. I know that even in these difficult times I am very lucky and everything will work out okay in the end, it just takes time. Meanwhile I just need to look after myself and put myself first and love who I am and focus on doing what makes me happy and what I love. Therefore, I hope you return to blogging as usual and to just be filling my life with lots of love and laughter and to make those dark days just a little brighter.

For any of you who have been feeling like me and have been going through some difficult times I just want you to know you are not alone, everything happens for a reason and everything will be okay in the end. You just to have to believe and give the situation time and be patient with yourself and also give yourself time to recover and become stronger.

So, on a happier note, I have decided to just take control of everything and try and move forward the best I can.  It won’t be easy and it will take time but I do want to return to blogging so I hope you can just be patient with me a little longer while I get back into this and I can’t wait to be making content again. I have missed talking and chatting with you all. Also, if you have any suggestions for posts you would like to see then please them below in the comments because I am always looking for new and interesting ideas.

Much love as always,

Lizzie X

P.S. Please don’t forget to go and follow me on my Instagram and Twitter. I am active on those daily and I would love to interact with you all more and talk about more things. Recently on my Twitter I have just hit 1000 followers so thank you so much!! I do appreciate it!

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Marriage, YouTube and Bullies???

Hello everyone!!

Today I am answering some of the most frequently asked questions that I recieve. I hope this answers a few things and you enjoy! I always find these posts super fun!

  • Do you ever want to get married? – As a little girl, for sure. I definitely wanted to and even now I know that eventually I want to get married I am just far more sceptical and cynical. As you grow up you realise that things are not like the movies and there are lots of crazy situations that happen in life. I do want to but I know it’s huge commitment and I would be so scared of things going wrong, but yes one day I would love to get married.
  • What is your top/dress size? – I am a UK size 10 in pretty much everything, occasionally an 8 in tops.
  • Do you have any diet plans/tips? – If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that I have struggled with my weight my entire life and now I don’t like to think of eating healthy as dieting and I know I won’t diet again because it just doesn’t work for me and it messed up a lot of things. So, for me, the best advice I can give is to eat everything in moderation; eat the correct size portions, make sure you are eating healthy and balanced diet making sure you are getting all your nutrients etc and that you are exercising and listening to do your body. Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water!!!
  • What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? – I really don’t get that much spare time when at university and working but now summer is here I am looking forward to consistently blogging, reading, exercising, travelling and spending time with my favourite people.
  • What do you value the most in life? – I value people who love me and respect me and are honest with me. People who bring out the best in me and really want to enjoy life and be positive Oh and of course someone who can make me laugh and smile.
  • What do you do? – At the moment, I am a full-time student studying History at the university of Leicester and I am also a part time athlete at Nike.
  • What is my dream job? – My dream job would be an entrepreneur and have my own business or to be a successful author… one of those. Both would be ideal!
  • What are some of your top tips for being a teenager? – Just know that your teenage years don’t last forever so don’t worry and stress out and enjoy them. School doesn’t last forever. Don’t get caught up in trying to be popular it isn’t worth. I know how hard it is these days with social medias and getting likes and followers etc but trust me those people who are popular in school and you think you want to be like you really don’t. My boyfriend and I were chatting about this the other day and we were saying how irrelevant your popularity in school is as soon as you leave school. The girls who use to get all the attention from the lads and were getting hundreds of likes on their profile photos and Instagram photos, maybe be get like 10 these days. Honestly popularity doesn’t last forever and people move on from school and things change and you meet new people so don’t stress about it. Funny story here… I was in this tutor group with this guy for 5 years he even asked me out, which I politely declined, anyway added me back on snapchat the other week for him to send me a snapchat asking who I was. Hello!! I was in your tutor group for 5 years and saw you every day for 5 years. So awkward! Anyway, point to the story I clearly wasn’t popular and apparently not even remembered but I am and have someone who loves me and it just doesn’t’ matter. In fact, people even come to realise how much nicer and more beautiful and attractive you are in your own way.
  • Did you know what you wanted to do? – I didn’t know what I wanted to do and I still don’t know what I want to do. Which I guess is one of the reason I wish I had taken a year off and properly considered my options but nevertheless I am still enjoying university.
  • What are some of your top tips for friendships and relationships? – Friendships and relationships are a lot of effort but they are the best thing to put time and effort into and invest in. I am one of those of people who cannot be bothered with those people who put minimal effort in their friendships and just don’t take the time to care and love you. I am for sure one of those people who give 100% to everything including friendships and relationships. So, don’t waste your time on toxic friendships and relationships or surround yourself for negativity.  Just be yourself, be relaxed and chilled. Let your friends and partner do them and you do you. Don’t try and change anyone of let people change you. You be who you are and the right people will love you for who you are. Also having a select few friends that you can definitely count on his so much better than having a tonne of friends who have sometimes got your back.
  • What would you like to say to your 14-year-old self? – DON’T STRESS! Nothing lasts forever so don’t stress and worry about things. It is a waste of time and doesn’t help anything. If it isn’t going to matter in 5 years’ time then don’t stress or worry about it. It just makes you miserable and grumpy and stresses you out for no apparent reason. You start to get so confused and overthink everything and then it just goes downhill from there.
  • How did you deal with bullies in school? – I actually have a post all about my bullying experience so check that if you haven’t already because it explains everything but my main piece of advice would be to not give people satisfaction of letting them know they are getting you and annoying/upsetting you. Even though it will hurt and you will be sad for some reason bullies thrive off knowing they have achieved it so don’t give them the satisfaction and turn a blind eye to it as best you can. Some people will do anything to see you fail and fall and bullies love that. The less attention you pay to them the less they become interested in targeting you because they don’t get a reaction from it and so they don’t see the point in it.
  • Did you ever find it difficult finding out who you were? – YES! Omg it is so difficult. Especially in school because that is such a confusing time. Even to this day I am trying to figure out who I am because every day we are changing, growing and developing as humans. So, I am still struggling to figure out who I am and it is confusing and difficult. Just let it take its natural course and don’t worry and stress out. Everything will fall into place eventually.
  • Why don’t you make YouTube videos? – I do have a channel with some videos up but I don’t think anyone watches them or will watch them or find me interesting.

Much love,

Lizzie X

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Twitter: @Life_WithLizzie

Kedleston Hall

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Hey lovelies!

Today I just felt like sharing a few photos from my trip to Kedleston Hall. Kedleston Hall is a lovely Eighteenth Century British Country House situated in Derbyshire. As a history student these places are of great interest to me and I love spending wonderful days out in the sun exploring these places.

As much as I am beauty and makeup addict, sometimes I just like to share my lifestyle choices, travel posts and days out. I am a very creative person and want my blog to express all aspects of me, because there is a lot more to me than just my love for beauty and makeup. My blog is also my space to be creative and create memories and a record of special days and these sorts of days are my absolute favourite and I love spending my time in the sun around these lovely houses and landscape gardens with the people I love.

I hope you enjoy seeing all aspects of my blog and enjoy these sorts of posts too. Thank you all for supporting me and my blog, I really appreciate it. Also, I had the best time at the formal dinner/ball yesterday evening and cannot wait to share a GRWM and some photos from the evening. I seriously had the most amazing time. For now, I hope you have enjoyed these photos and I want you to remember to just take some time out to do the little things in life which make you happy. Sometimes we can be so busy with life that we forget to take a step back and do what we enjoy and like I say these day trips out with my loved ones are my favourite escapes from reality.

Much love,

Lizzie X

P.S. If you want a sneak peak of my formal dinner party and what I wore, check out my instagram. I have put some photos up already although I have so many more cute ones I want to share ahah!!

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Twitter: @Life_WithLizzie 

Huge American Haul!!

Hello everyone!

I have finally got around to posting a haul from everything I got whilst on vacation in America. I am so sorry this has taken a while but I really hope do enjoy this haul! I know I had a great time shopping. There are few items missing from the haul because I purchased two pairs of Calvin Klein pants but I have already worn them before I have gotten around to doing this post because I have been so busy with work and uni work I literally just have not had time so sorry about that! Also, I got my boyfriend some Lacoste boxers, Timberland socks, some candy and keyring but I have already given them to him so they won’t be featured in this post either! Anyway, I really hope you enjoy and as always this is not me bragging or anything like that, so lets go into the haul!

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Distressed denim jeans from Aeropostale 
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Clinique Take the day off cleansing milk
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Icebreakers chewing gum
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Reese’s pieces candy
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The original whoppers. I got my boyfriend the vanilla milkshake flavour ones which were good too
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EOS lip balm – I have heard these are good so I wanted to try one
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I love Burts Bees lip balms and products
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Elf eyelash curler – basically I got this because I broke my other one
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Repurchase of my favourite mascara at the moment – L’Oreal Miss Manga
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Elf highlighter in the shade half-baked
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Elf lipstick in the shade wine tour

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Elf lipstick in the shade Pink Minx

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Urban Decay Vice liquid lipstick in the shade Amulet
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Red Clinique lipstick
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Extra Polar Ice chewing gum
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Nine West Clutch bag – I really needed one of these
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Black, lace, halterneck bralette from Aeropostale
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Black Calvin Klein Mesh bra – I actually got some pants to match this as well
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Black Calvin Klein bralette – again I got some pants to match this also
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Blue, caged-back bralette from Aeropostale

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Long sleeve, open front, grey bodysuit from Aeropostale- this is actually the first bodysuit I have bought
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Grey denim Levi’s skirt
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Black, low-cut back tank top from Aeropostale
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Aloe Vera vaseline moisturiser
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I actually got this free and the other items inside because I spent over $28 in Clinique. This is a Clinique makeup bag with a few items inside
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Clinique moisturising gel-cream.
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Clinique moisturiser
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Clinique foaming cleanser
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Clinique Chubby lash mascara
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Clinique eyeshadow duo with a blush

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Sterling Silver, Fossil hoop earrings 
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Swatches from left to right – Urban Decay, Elf highlighter, Elf Wine Tour, Elf Pink Minx and Clinique red lipstick

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Tommy Hilfiger Shirt

Thank you so much for reading and I really hope you have enjoyed this haul! I got some lovely things and I cannot wait to try them all out and create my own opinions on everything. Let me know if you have tried anything and what you thought! Much love,

Lizzie X

Q&A

Hello!

Welcome back everyone! How are you all doing? I am having a fantastic time here in Florida. The weather is beautiful and I am having so much fun and really enjoying my time in the sun. Another thing I always find fun is a Q&A post. I LOVE these. I always find them so intriguing and I love finding out other people’s opinions and answers.

  • How long does it takes you to do your makeup? – It depends on what level of makeup I am doing and how much I am applying. Generally, everyday it takes me about 15 minutes. If I am going out somewhere and I want to take my time and a full face of makeup then 30-40 minutes.
  • How would you describe yourself in three words? – Erm loyal, determined and trustworthy.
  • How do you make your makeup last the whole day? – Pretty much every single day I do my makeup I will use a primer and then a setting spray as well. I find that both these options work well in helping your makeup last the whole day or last really well for an event.
  • How old do you think you will be when you get married? – I don’t know really. I always thought I would be between 25-28 but I am certainly in no hurry. I want to get married when the time is right and when it feels right and besides I don’t know what the future holds for me. I just want to live my life and do everything I want and be happy and settled down when the time is right and I feel comfortable until then I am happy with life and enjoying and making the most of what every day had to offer.
  • How old were you when you learnt to ride a bike? – I am not exactly sure how I old I was when I learnt but it was somewhere between the age of 3-5 years old.
  • Do you prefer The Titanic or The Notebook? –  Well I have never, ever seen The Titanic which thoroughly surprises everyone I tell so I will have to say the Notebook.
  • Can you whistle? – No. I really cannot whistle.
  • What television series are you currently watching? – Suits! I am actually obsessed with this programme and I have literally watched like 2 full seasons in 2 and a half days. I know that is so bad and I really need to slow down. It’s just soooooo good though. Definitely recommend checking it out.
  • Favourite animal?  – Penguins. I love penguins. They are so cute and adorable!
  • Have you ever had braces? – No I never had braces.
  • Have you ever broken a bone? – No thankfully! Although I have no clue how I haven’t because you can ask anyone, I am the clumsiest person ever!!! SERIOUSLY!!! I walk into everything and always have a bruise or cut on my leg. I actually don’t know how I manage it. I am just way too clumsy.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have enjoyed finding out a little bit more about me and reading my answers. Let me know your answers to the questions in the comments down below because I love reading and finding out other people’s answers too. Much love as always,

Lizzie X

Twitter: @Life_WithLizzie

Instagram: @thiz_is_lizzie_xx

Leaving for Florida

Hello everyone!

Today is just a short update to tell you that I am leaving to go on vacation in Florida for two weeks. I am so excited and the weather is set to be so good so I am sure I will come back with a great tan. I love Florida. It is one of my favourite places. this is perhaps because I spent a lot of my childhood here and so it does have a special place in my heart to me, Either way I am so excited to be in the sun for two weeks and able to destress and relax away from everything is happening at home. It’s going to be so nice to get away from the problems and issues or just the daily struggles and stresses.

Also, because I am abroad I cannot promise a regular upload schedule but I will certainly try my absolute best to upload frequently and stay in touch with talking to all because I do enjoy it and I love speaking to you all and finding out how you are doing and all of your opinions.  Let me know what sort and style of posts you would like to see too and I will definitely have a look at doing those.

Thank you so much for your all your continued support. I really appreciate all your likes, views and comments and especially all the thoughtful comments which show so much love and support for my writing. I cannot thank you enough! I am so grateful and I can’t wait to share more with you all. THANK YOU!!

Much love,

Lizzie X