Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My New Years Resolutions!

I just thought as it's the last day of 2013 I should write a post to signify it. This isn't make-up related, or anything related really, so it will probably bore most of you, but I think it's always important to make a note of your new years resolutions so you can see if you have achieved them the next year!

So, mine include:
  1. Read more. I really want to start reading more in 2014, as feel this year I only read when I went on holiday, and now i regret it. I love to read and you can learn so much from a book!
  2. Learn how to cook in general, but especially healthy food. I'm not going to put the same old stuff about losing weight or exercising more, but this kind of relates. I want to be able to cook healthy, yummy food for my family (and I also really enjoy looking at cookbooks!).
  3. Write at least 1 blog post per week. I really enjoy this blog, so hopefully as the year goes on it will get better and better! 
That's all of them, I think....

I had loads of different ideas of what I could do this coming year (I think at the most i had about 6) but I think keeping it down to 3 achievable important things is a good idea. I can think about more of the little things later. 

So, what are your new years resolutions?

Oh, and 


Love, Hayley.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

My New Day Time Fragrance!

I got this as a gift for my birthday last week from my Mum & Dad, and I nearly jumped for joy when I saw it! I have never owned a Jo Malone cologne (as they call it) before, and have wanted one for a long time. As a tea lover this one is perfect for me, and look how preeetty! 

On the Jo Malone website it is described as "A fragrance with a burst of bergamot, distinct to Earl Grey, and the cool succulence of crunchy cucumber. Counterpoised with a sweet base of beeswax, vanilla and musk. " And I must say, it is beautiful. The scent is so long lasted that I can still smell it at the end of a busy day of working and every time I get a whiff it makes me feel calm and collected, even if i'm stressed out of my head one minute before. 

I would say it is worth the slightly hefty price tag & would definitely recommend heading to your local counter and having a smell. And I promise, you won't regret it.

Love, Hayley.

Friday, 20 December 2013

20th Birthday FOTD + OOTD


Today was my 20th birthday, so i thought i would share with you my make up and outfit (kind of) that i decided to wear on this special day.

These are the products i decided to use today for a pretty minimal look. Neutral eyes, a pretty pink lip & a pop of peach on the cheeks.

The make up in action.

This cardigan is from Primark and it only cost me about £14! One of the best buys i have made all year. It is so soft and cozy, and all of the rose gold sequins have been sewn on individually. I also really like the zip detail and bomber look, i think it looks very modern and i absolutely love it! 

These boots are from Marks & Spencers, and oh my god, they are the most comfortable heeled shoes i have ever worn. I have been in them all day and i think i could go on in them. I also love the colour as it's not black but a dark grey. Slightly different for the winter days.

We went to a pub near to me and it was sooooo christmassy in there! I loved it and it made me feel very festive and jolly. I mean, look at the christmas tree! Bad quality picture, but i had to zoom as i was sat quite far away!

Super cute decs!

My older brother being a bit of a creep with his steak.

Anyway guys, sorry for the super long post but i have had a fabulous day and wanted to share it with you, i hope you don't mind!

Lot's of love,

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Yankee 'Simply Home' Christmas Candles!

Candles are my weakness, or at least one of my many many weaknesses, so this year i decided to go all out FESTIVE and get some christmassy smelling ones.

I decided to go for Yankee Candles because 1) I adore how they smell, 2) They last a while and 3) I think that they are pretty darn affordable! I found these ones in my local Asda store, which i was totally stunned and pleased by as i have never seen Yankee Candles so close to home before. I went for 'Christmas Treats' and 'Apple Spice Potpourri', two completely different scents but both lurvly. 

I would have to say that my favourite scent of the two would be Christmas Treats, as it just smells so yummy like biscuits in the oven!

I had to put this picture in, look at Gimli being all sneaky in the background.

They have lasted me a long time so far, and i have been burning the a lot (as you can probably tell). If you are indeed looking for some festive candles this season, i would definitely recommend these ones!

Lots of love,

Thursday, 12 December 2013

i got a new camera!

Hey guys!

Yesterday i got a new camera as an early birthday/christmas present from myself to myself (naughty), and i have been really enjoying fiddling around with it and learning all of the features!

Here are a few snaps i have taken with it so far.

Minnie cat playing with some tinsel!

Me with my new blog name (hopefully this one will stick)

Mummy with the christmas tree!

The only problem i have now is that i don't have any kind of photo editing software on my mac and the newest version of photoshop looks awfully confusing (and it's awfully expensive!), so if you have any tips that might help me out i would LOVE to hear them!

Lots of love,

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Uh oh.

How much have i failed at blogging? Actually, don't answer that.

I've been really bad and i only have myself to blame. I was thinking stupid things like "But people aren't going to like it!" and "No body will even know it's there!", but that's just ruddy stupid. It's time to start caring less about what other people think, and more about what I enjoy. Now that is a sentence to live by!

Anyway, i'm still just as obsessed with beauty, and fashion, and everything else, i've just been a lot less vocal about it. And hopefully (fingers crossed) now i've got my fancy new laptop, i will make this into a more regular thing. If i find something i love it will be on here, even if there isn't a fancy background or fantastic lighting, sorry!

But anyway, i will see you soon with a post about something i love!

Lots of love,