Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray | Beauty

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Is it bad for me to admit that I’ve never been the biggest fan of setting sprays? I’m not sure why, I think it might have something to do with the fact that I hate having water on my face or anything wet so thinking of spraying a wet spray directly on my face creeps me out a little bit.

I like the NYX cosmetics one that I used to use a lot but I wanted to try something new, especially the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray since I saw loads of people raving about it and oh boy it didn’t disappoint.

I got the mini travel sized version because I didn’t fancy spending a lot of money on the full sized product just in case I didn’t like it, there’s nothing worse than when you buy something, especially if it costs quite a bit of money and then you find out that you don’t like the product so you’re just stuck with it knowing it’s going to go to waste.

I really like the packaging of this precept because it’s so clean and neat to look at, plus the travel size is actually really handy to keep in your handbag, which I know is kind of the point of the travel size. the only downsize of it is that it gets really dirty and mucky quite easily.

The actual all nighter setting spray is actually really good and I’m really surprised with how much I loved it! It’s my go to thing now, my makeup routine isn’t complete unless I have used this. It actually keeps all of my makeup in place and it doesn’t smudge or anything, plus the main thing that I love about it is the fact it doesn’t feel that wet. If anything it doesn’t feel wet at all!

Overall I absolutely love this and I’m going to keep purchasing it every time I run out, I’ll even be purchasing it in the full size!U

How To Choose The Best Bridesmaids For Your Big Day | Lifestyle

Picking the right bridesmaids can sometimes be a challenge, you need a squad that can throw an amazing hen night whilst remaining completely sophisticated on the actual day. A 2016 survey conducted by hitched revealed that brides have on average three bridesmaids by their side on the big day. But what are the different types of bridesmaids and what makes them so great?

Girl #1: The Manager
You need someone to keep track of what is going on, especially when an average wedding hosts 75 daytime and 101 evening guests! That’s where this bridesmaid comes in to help.

This girl always had the best stationary kit in high school, and no doubt she’ll be making notes throughout your wedding process. This bridesmaid will be the first to make sure everyone is in the right place for photos and will gather guests around the dancefloor for your first dance. Once the wedding day is over, you’ll wonder how you could’ve done it without her!

The Waterfront Hotel, a wedding venue in Bedfordshire, has said that this bridesmaid type is essential for any successful wedding. But who else is needed?

Girl #2: The Emotional Wreck
You’ve cried together watching The Notebook, and she’ll be sure to cry just as hard on your wedding day — you’re the best of friends and she’s an essential part of your bridal squad.

She’s wept since the day of your engagement and now she’s an emotional wreck watching you try on different wedding dresses. This bridesmaid is the one to consult when you’re trying to write your wedding vows — she’ll know all the right words to say. She’s definitely a valued member of your bridal party — just don’t spend too much on her makeup…

Girl #3: The Party Princess
The Party Princess will definitely throw the world’s best hen do — allowing you to let loose before your big day. Remember to let this girl pick the theme as you’ll be laughing all night long.

This bridesmaid will be the most amazing host at your wedding breakfast, sharing funny memories about you and your girl squad, and will start the day on a high. You should let your comedienne bridesmaid make a speech on your big day (or at least let her help write it), too. She has the funniest memories to share and has a way with words that is guaranteed to make your guests giggle.

Girl #4: The Serial Bridesmaid
This girl has been to hundreds of weddings and is a high-profile bridesmaid. This bridesmaid can spot the warning signs of a wedding faux pas before they occur. Perhaps someone at the party is getting too tipsy or she knows that two guests don’t get along and shouldn’t be placed together in the table plan…

She knows the routine off be heart, and she’ll be able to answer every question that you might have. She knows the local suppliers that you should get in touch with, and the ones to avoid — an ideal friend to have around pre-wedding!

Girl #5: The Social Media Master
She knows all of the best accounts for wedding day inspiration, and she’s not afraid to make a dream board for you to work with. She’s set up a hashtag of your surnames after the engagement party and has been using it when adding photos of your wedding planning progress ever since — a perfect memory bank for you to look back on.

If you’re looking for your guests to spread their memories of your big day through social media, don’t worry, as this girl has already designed a Snapchat Geofilter for them to use! You should warn her first if you’re wanting a private affair though, because she’ll have your first dance on a live stream and will have Instagrammed your wedding rings before they’re even on your finger…

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Things To Do In Barcelona | Travel

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How often do I talk about travelling? In real life probably at least once a day, on my blog. Not often enough, nowhere near enough.

I love travelling, I can’t help it and I’m pretty sure it runs in my blood with the fact my mam is a massive fan of wanderlust, plus my dad likes it a bit too. I just love everything about it but one of the cities I fell in love with was Barcelona, just everything about it was amazing and there’s so much to do that you’ll never be bored. I need that in a City since I tend to get bored extremely easily.

Here’s some of the things you need to do while you’re in Barcelona.

Go to the food market
This was a amazing experience and I would go back to Barcelona just for this. Walking around the food market and just seeing everything they have to offer from the fresh fruit, smoothies, seafood and even mini tapas restaurants you’re bound to find something to snack on walking around. Mine was the baby octopus . . .

the beauty bakerEat Paella on the waterside
I think this was my favourite thing to do simply because of my love for Paella. If you’re like me and you love paella in the UK or wherever you are you’ll absolutely adore it in Spain, mainly because it’s 10x better being from that country and all that.

Drink cocktails on the beach
I went in May when it was really warm with a nice cool breeze so I think it’s obvious we was going to sit on the wall of the beach when we walked past. there’s loads of people selling cocktails on the beach though and they do kind of make you feel like you need to buy one, but I’m so glad that I bought my mojito since a cocktail on the beach in Barcelona is fabulous.

Walk down las rambles
Everyone says Las Ramles is known for it’s pick pockets but when I was there I didn’t see one person get robbed. Don’t let that make you think that you won’t be though, always be safe. But I do recommend going down this super long street to see some sights, shoppers and those guys that dress up in those weird costumes.

barcelonaEat ALL of the donuts
The main reason that I went to Barcelona was for the donuts, is that bad? i saw loads of people uploading photos to Instagram of the donuts and it got me craving them so as soon as I knew I was going I had to google the whereabouts of the donuts. I’m doing a separate post about all of the donuts you need to try when you’re out there so make sure you keep an eye out for that.

Do a tapas tour
If you’ve seen my post on the tapas tour I did in Barcelona HERE you’ll know that it was one of the best things I did and I recommend everyone to give it a go.

Have churros
I mean why would you not have churros in the country of their origin? They taste so different to anything you would of every tried before that everytime you each churro outside of Spain you’ll feel like you’re just eating a greasy ball of mess.

Eat out every chance you get
Barcelona I found was extremely cheap to eat in so every chance you get eat out, try something new. There’s so many different things to try and meals you wouldn’t o even thought excited back here in the UK, plus brunch in Satan’s coffee is ah-maze-ing.

Valentines With Prestige Flowers | Lifestyle

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I feel like it’s been absolutely forever since I’ve sat down and wrote anything for this little ole blog of mine, but if I’m going to be completely honest I just haven’t been feeling it or myself recently and needed a massive break.

Don’t get me wrong I was still reading blogs, watching Youtube videos, Intagramming and replying to emails but I just didn’t have it in me to actually sit down and write something.
Like I’ve sat there and gotten everything ready but I just haven’t been able to put words to paper, or well screen in this case. But now I’m feeling more myself and starting to get back into the thing of swings, feel like I’ve forgotten how to do some of the most basic blogging things including how to take a decent photo but bare with me on that! I also forgot to rip off the dead outer petals which are the ‘protection petals’ before taking my photos.

It’s coming up to Valentines day or V-Day as I like to call it and I’m not going to lie I do enjoy it, I love seeing love and everything around. But I’m quite cheesy and ‘old fashioned’ if you will with the fact I don’t expect loads or over the top gestures. All I like is some sort of card, preferably with humour and something cheesy on it and flowers. Then we’ll jus do like a normal date of food and a movie, I’m even happy with Nandos.

Who am I kidding I’d be extremely happy with Nandos.

But being in a long distance relationship where your boyfriend goes away with work a lot means that you can’t necessarily spend days like Valentines today – don’t worry we’re still going to be cute when he’s back. That’s why companies like Prestige Flowers* are so great.

Basically you get pretty flowers and gifts delivered straight to your front door, or work door in my case. I love flowers and think theres something so classic about having roses* for Valentines day and what make it better is when you also get a cute little teddy* and some chocolates* too. I mean I felt special.

They came packed easy and quite small too which was good, the flowers, teddy (Harry) and the chocolates all came in a long rectangle box which was easy to carry and get around. I’ve had some flowers before be delivered in giant massive boxes which you can’t really transport and leaves loads of wastage and recycling.

The flowers itself are extremely beautiful, the ones I received was the luxury bouquet which included red roses, foliage and rose gold leafs and detailing which makes it unique. They’ve lived quite well with the fact I’ve had them up for about a week and they’re still going, I’m also awful at keeping things alive especially flowers.

Overall I loved the service form Prestige Flowers and I will definitely be ordering from them again since they have loads of beautiful flowers available to offer and they came quickly too.

Guide To Buying A New Car | Lifestyle

Is it weird that I’m 22 and I don’t drive? Like I don’t even know how to, I don’t have a license or have even passed my theory test yet. I’ve never needed to drive in the past and believe in the saying that my mam used to tell me “Some people are meant to drive and other people are meant to be driven.”

But there are times when it would be handy to be able to drive myself about so the time has come for me to learn how to drive and I just love going car shopping with all my mates and family. I always struggle deciding whether it’s best to buy a car new, nearly new or old. I know that there’s pros and cons to every one with one of the major factors being price but you always have to think in the long run too, what’s the point in buying a well cheap car now if I’m going to have to fork out a lot of money on it over the years.

Working with Go Girl Insurance I’ve been able to find a guide for buying a car with the best pros and cons of both which has really helped me and hopefully will help you too if you’re looking at buying a car!

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Not only can looking for a car be exciting but I’ve found there are so many companies out there offering different levels of learner driver insurance that vary both in price and optional extras so it’s worth shopping around to make sure you get the right insurance to cover while you practise towards getting your driving license.