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.


  • 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


  • 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!


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

P.S.I have been posting tonne on my Twitter and Instagram recently and would really appreciate you checking them out please!

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Kedleston Hall








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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Room Dorm Tour


Today is Valentines day and I hope you are all having a great day whether you single or in a relationship. I am not really a fan of Valentines day but my boyfriend and I are going out for dinner this evening so I will be sure to upload a post about that and my ‘Get ready with me’ later on this week. For now though, I am hope you all enjoy yourselves and remember it is important to just love yourself and that you don’t need a partner to feel whole or anything like that! Also, it is important to celebrate your love for your friends and family whatever the day!

So for today’s post I am going to do a room dorm tour. This is definitely long overdue but today I have finally got around to sharing with you what my room at university look likes.Obviously, I can not make any changes to the interior and certain things come with the place, but I have done my best to make it feel homely. I do really like my room. It is spacious and it does feel homely. I am always buying new things to add and decorate my room even more but for now this is what my room looks like. I hope you enjoy!


Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have enjoyed and this has given you an insight in to university halls and what the rooms are like. I didn’t pick the most expensive accommodation, but if you have looked at accommodation then you will know that it is so expensive! I went for the next accommodation down although I like mine just as much if not more than the most expensive accommodation because it is a lot more spacious! Let me know if you are at university or if you are thinking of going and if you are thinking of staying away from home! Much love,

Lizzie X

A quick, simple and healthy breakfast


As a university student I am always very busy and also I like to sleep in as much as possible (which is not the case this semester as I have early mornings most days). However,  I still always make time to have some breakfast in the morning because I know breakfast is such an important meal to have and it just really starts your day off right. There is nothing worse than being sat in lecture with your stomach rumbling! So today I am just going to share my very quick and simple breakfast which is really healthy and one that I eat every day!


  • Porridge oats -40 grams.
  • Almond Milk – 180-200 millilitres (That is just my preference for milk,obviously you can use whatever milk you like best).
  • Fruit – I use 1 apple, a handful of grapes and 3 strawberries (Again you can use whatever fruit you like best, I sometimes add banana too).


  1. Weigh out your porridge oats and measure out the correct measure of milk to add to the porridge oats.
  2. Add both, the oats and the milk, to a saucepan and heat gently on a medium heat for 5-7 minutes, allowing to simmer. Keep stirring occasionally as well.  (Alternatively if you don’t have as much time in a morning, place both in a microwaveable bowl and place in the microwave for approximately 2 minutes 30 seconds, depending on your microwave).
  3. Whilst that is cooking, in this time you can prepare your fruit for the top. I just chop one apple up into small cubes; slice my strawberries in quarters and pick some grapes too.
  4. When the oats have finished cooking,simply pour them into a bowl and add your choice of fruit that you have just prepared to the top. Then you are good to go. If you like your porridge sweeter you could add some sugar or honey.  If you want some extra flavour to your porridge you could also add some cinnamon at the beginning.
  5.  I then just sit and enjoy my porridge, with a glass of water and a bit of scroll through my phone (news and social media) to catch up on what’s being happening!

I hope you have all enjoyed this and hopefully you will give it a try and let me know what you think! I really enjoy my breakfast and I eat it every day. Honestly if you do it in the microwave, everything is done in three minutes! It’s so quick and simple. I am always full after finishing my porridge with lots of energy for the day. Let me know if you would like to see a ‘What I eat a day’ post or just simple recipes that I cook and make, being a student. I am self-catered so I do cook all my meals every day.

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you very soon! Much love,

Lizzie X