History Summer Ball GRWM

Hello everyone!

Today I am super excited to share my GRWM with a formal occasion. For this I actually had my History and English Summer Ball and I had the BEST time. It was so much fun and I really enjoyed myself so much. I cannot wait to share with you my GWRM and then also some photos from the night. It really was a fantastic time and I am so glad that I went.

Makeup:

  • First thing I did in the morning was apply a face mask. I just wanted my skin to feel extra moisturised and clean and the best it could.
  • Later in the afternoon the first thing I did was moisturise my skin with the Clinique Moisture surge extended thirst relief gel cream. This stuff is insane! It is an expensive product but so worth the money!!
  • For foundation I used the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Bare Perfection in the shade Buff 26 and just used a brush to apply this all over my face.
  • Next was concealer. For any blemishes I had I used the Collection Lasting perfection in the shade 2 Cool medium and to highlight under my eyes I also used the Collection Lasting Perfection in the shade 1 Fair. I blended both these out with my beauty blender.
  • To set all of that makeup I just used my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 Transparent. I used a huge powder brush to just brush this all over my face but concentrating on my T-zone and also my eyelids to set the concealer for my eyeshadow and also under my eyes so my concealer wouldn’t later crease in the night.
  • For eyes I went for a pink look, so I used my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. First I took the shade Limit,which I guess is a light nude/brown shade and placed that all the way through my crease. I then took Nooner which is a darker version of Limit and placed that on the outer V on my eye to create some depth and dimension. I also dragged this slightly underneath my eyes. For the lid I used the shade Buzz, a lovely shimmery pink shade and for the inner corner I used High, which is a lovely white/pale pink toned highlighting shade (it’s so beautiful) from the Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette. I then took a fluffy blending brush and blended to ensure there was no harsh lines.
  • For eyeliner I used my L’Oreal Superliner Superstar in Black and just did a tiny line close to my lashes and then a wing on the end.
  • To curl my eyelashes I used my ELF eyelash curler and this just ensured my eyelashes were lifted and opened my eyes up even more.
  • Next I applied a coat of mascara. For this, I used the L’Oreal Miss Hippie Mega Volume mascara.OMG!! I am in LOVE with this product. It is so good! It is so inexpensive too. I believe it is only £7.99 from Boots and it makes the biggest difference to eyelashes. Definitely my new favourite mascara.
  • Then I applied some False eyelashes. This was actually my first time using false eyelashes and I was impressed. As it was my first time, I just used the Boots own brand eyelashes but they were great. They were so easy to apply, I had no issues whatsoever and they looked pretty. I will leave a link here for them so you can check them out because I actually forgot to take a photo of them before I used them haha! I am definitely a fan of false eyelashes now for sure!!
  • For my eyebrows I combed from the with a spooly before filling them in with powder. I used the shade Whisky from the Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette and then used my Benefit Brow gel to set them in place.
  • To finish my face makeup I used the Sleek cream contour palette in the shade light/medium and took shade 6 (the darkest) and used this to sharpen my jaw line and define my cheekbones.
  • Next I went in with highlighter. I used the ELF highlighter in the shade Half-baked which gives you a lovely summery/bronzed highlight. I just popped this on the tops of my cheekbones. By the way the pigment in these is crazy. They are really good. I really like them.
  • For blush I used the Clinique 07 sunset glow and again this was such a pretty colour. It works really well with the ELF highlighter too. They complement each other so well.
  • To bronze my skin I used the Collection Matte Bronze glow in the shade 1 Terracotta and just applied this to my forehead and any other places that would naturally catch the sun.
  • Finally, for lips I used the Essence lipliner in 06 satin mauve and then applied my Collection Velvet Kiss moisturising lip cream which is matte in the shade 2 Caramel. That was my makeup all done! I never usually wear that much makeup but it was a special occasion

Hair/Outfit:

  • For my hair I just simply straightened my hair with my GHDs. I love these. They really do keep my hair super straight which is a huge task.
  • My dress was from H&M, my heels were from Faith and my clutch bag was Nine West. I then popped in some earrings and a spritz of Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume and I was good to go!

Now for some photos from the evening! I really hope you enjoy!

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Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have enjoyed this post. I was so excited for the post! It has definitely been one of my favourite to write and post! Let me know you thoughts and opinions in the comments below with any post requests and I will see you all very soon. Much love,

Lizzie X

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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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First experience at Nandos

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Hello!

Today I want to share with you my first experience and impression of Nandos. I know everyone thinks it has crazy that I have not already visited Nandos and tried the food there but to be honest I had heard quite a few mixed reviews. Some people I know absolutely love Nandos and would always go there to eat and some others thought it was okay but didn’t think it was that great.  I really wanted to go and make up my own opinions on the place and I can say I am one of those people who actually does really like it.

First thing, obviously if you don’t like chicken then this isn’t going to be the place for you. I am not really sure as to why I have never tried Nandos because it does sounds so nice. Anyway, when I went the Nandos we went to one which had just had a fire so the soft drinks machine wasn’t working, but as you will all know, I don’t drink soft drinks anyway and just always order water., so that didn’t bother me.  So the process is you obviously wait to get seated and then you look at the menu and decide what you want to order, then you walk up to the desk to with your table number and order your food and drink. You then walk to the drinks machine to get your drink, cutlery and any condiments you would like. I ended up ordering the 5 chicken wings in medium spice with 2 sides, one which was the peri-peri fries and the other which is garlic bread.

to say the restaurant was busy because me and my friend did go at around 8 on a Friday night, the service was decent and pretty quick.  When my food arrived, I must say I was impressed. I had heard that the food portions were small, however, the portion I thought I was very decent and by the end I was so full.  The food tasted really nice and I enjoyed everything that I had and I would definitely go back – in fact I have a date night on Saturday there so I obviously enjoyed it.  I am so glad I order the medium spice because I am not someone who enjoys really spicey food but do like some spice to my food and medium was the perfect balance for me. The chicken was cooked perfectly and tasted really good, the chips with the peri-peri seasoning was great and I just love garlic bread anyway and that also tasted great. I didn’t have condiments with my food although next time I would definitely like to try them because some of them sounded so nice but as it was my first time I didn’t know what to expect and so just kept it simple.

Overall, I would say I am really impressed with everything. The quality of the food, the food service was all great.  I really enjoyed my experience there and the food wasn’t too expensive I don’t think at all. My meal cost me £9.20 which I thought was really decent and I enjoyed my meal and would definitely pay that again. I am looking forward to going back and for my next experience and to try something else off the menu. I would recommend trying this place out for dinner.

If you have been to Nandos or are going to try it then let me know what you think to it and if you would recommend anything off the menu because I would love to know your recommendations. Also, if you have any other good food places for me to check out because I love trying new places. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post. I will see you soon. Much love,

Lizzie X

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

Boughton House Visit

Hey!

Today I am just sharing some photos with you from my day trip to Boughton House in Kettering, Northamptonshire today. I love visiting these places and I had a fantastic day. It was such so cold and tiring though haha! Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have enjoyed looking through my photos. I seriously had the best time and it was such a unique experience because I actually had a guided tour and got to enter rooms which are not normally on display to the public which was so exciting with interesting.

I will see you all very soon! Much love,

Lizzie X

Bold Lip Makeup Tutorial

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Hello lovelies!

Today I have another makeup tutorial to share with you and just something a little bit different, slightly edgy and I thought it would fun to play around with my makeup and go for something a bit more daring. As always I am not a professional makeup artist and this is just how I like to do my makeup, but if you do have any tips, tricks or recommendations then feel free to leave them in the comments. It’s always good to learn and develop new knowledge. Anyway lets get into it!

  • First thing I did was moisturise my face with some Aveeno moisturise and then I applied my Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Bare perfection foundation in the shade 26 Buff and blended that in with a Zoeva buffer brush.
  • Next I applied the Collection Lasting Perfection in the shade 2 cool medium to any blemishes and in the shade 1 Fair under my eyes. I blended this out with my Real Techniques Miracle Sponge.
  • To set that makeup I used the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 Transparent and took a Zoeva powder brush to brush that across my face focusing on my T-zone which gets oily first.
  • To contour I used my new Sleek palette in the shade medium and I just used my fingers to apply shade 6 to hollows of my cheeks and also for my jawline. I then applied shade 5 to my forehead. To make sure that it was all blended out evenly I just took an Estee Lauder brush (I think it’s a blush one…oops) and blended out all my contour.
  • Next to highlight I just used my Collection highlight out of the highlight and sculpt kit and used a Zoeva 129 Fan brush to apply to my cheekbones and cupid bow.
  • With face make-up complete I used the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette and took the shade Semi-Sweet on a Zoeva Brow line brush and filled in my brows.
  • The next thing I was apply some mascara. The mascara I used was the L’Oreal False Lash Superstar X Fibre. I love this mascara. It’s incredible. It does take a while because it is a two step mascara but it’s still great. You all know I am a fan of L’Oreal mascaras. Anyway, that was all I did for eyes. I just wanted to keep them simple because I was doing a bold lip instead.
  • So onto the lips. I used a MAC lipliner in the shade whirl to line and fill in my lips. Then to complete the luck I actually used my Stila Coconut Crush Lip and Cheek stain. I haven’t really used this product and the application was not that easy because I was unsure what to do, however, the result looked nice and I was impressed with the pigment.  It definitely achieved the bold lip I was going for!

That was my makeup complete! It wasn’t anything too fancy and it only took my around 10-15 minutes to complete. I liked this look because it was something different for me and was a little edgy especially since I styled it with a choker, and a white cold shoulder top with ripped, black, high-waisted skinny jeans. I just thought this all added to vibe and I curled my hair to go with the outfit. Overall, I was impressed with the look and enjoyed wearing something a little.

I hope you have all enjoyed, even though I know this won’t be everyone’s preferred look. I just fancied experimenting and doing a tutorial which was a little different! Let me know in the comments what you thought and if you have any other makeup looks you would like to see me re-create! Thank you so much!! Much love as always,

Lizzie X

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Baking on a budget – Chocolate Rice Krispie Cakes

Hello everyone!

Today I am just sharing a simple baking post. Since I am a student I am always looking for money friendly ways to do certain things because as we all know being a student is very expensive. However, that certainly shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your hobbies and having fun with your friends. So today I have put together a cheap baking alternative which is really fun to make with your friends and very appropriate for the season! These Easter treats are so simple and really inexpensive to make. My friends and I had a fantastic time making them and they tasted so good as well!

Ingredients:

  • 120g of unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 2 x 100g bar milk or dark chocolate
  • 180g Rice Krispies
  • 1x bag of mini eggs
  • Cupcake Cases

Method:

  • Break the chocolate up into small pieces and warm gently in 10-20 seconds intervals in the microwave until fully melted. (You can also do this in a saucepan on the hob).
  • Cut the butter into small cubes. Then add to the chocolate and stir thoroughly until everything is well combined together.
  • Next add the syrup to the mixture as well and stir until everything is mixed together.
  • Add the Rice Krispies and gently stir into the mixture until they are covered.
  • Spoon evenly into 18 cupcake cases.
  • Add two mini on top of each cake for decoration
  • Lastly leave them in the fridge to cool and set for 1-2 hours.

 

This recipe is seriously so simple, inexpensive and quick! I think they took us about 15 minutes, perhaps 20 minutes maximum to make. They taste so good and are in line with the theme of spring and Easter. As you can see from the ingredients, we didn’t purchase any really expensive ingredients. WE got the branded Rice Krispies because they were on offer and consequently cheaper than the others and the bun cases were also on offer making them the cheapest option. We used Smart Price chocolate and honestly they tasted just fine and it was 30 pence a bar! Don’t worry it works out just the same and still tastes good! The mini eggs were £1 a bag, of which we only need one anyway, so they wasn’t that expensive and I already had butter and syrup in but even if you didn’t they aren’t too expensive to buy either!

Thank you so much for reading and I really hope you enjoyed this post! I hope you recreate these yourself and I get to see how they turn out. Let me know what other baking.cooking posts you would like to see in the comments and I will try my best to do them! Also, don’t forget to follow me on my social media accounts to stay update with everything I do and I will see you very soon! Much love,

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