Life Lately #6 | Lakes 2.0, Giving Blood and Being Ill

I really enjoy writing these posts normally; as it's a great way to look back on and see what I've been up to but for some reason I'm really struggling writing this post today. January is my least favourite month of the year, i just find that their is something really daunting about the whole year looming ahead of us.

Monthly Favourites | January

Monthly Favourites | January

I don't know about you but it scares me slightly that we are already up to the first monthly favourite of the year - where did January go at all. Although, i am glad to see the back end of it - January is quite possibly one of my least favourite months and I'm also rather excited for payday to finally be making an appearance this week.

The Perfect Everyday Blush | Seventeen Cheek Stamp Blush in Bashful

The Perfect Everyday Blush | Seventeen Cheek Stamp Blush in Bashful

Don't you just love it when you've been looking for a certain type of product or shade and you end up finding it without even trying. For ages I've wanted an everyday blush shade that was a really subtle and natural shade that would add a little something to any make up look.

W7 In The Buff: Lightly Toasted Natural Nudes Eye Colour Palette

W7 In The Buff: Lightly Toasted Natural Nudes Eye Colour Palette

The latest addition to my neutral palette family comes in the form of the W7 In The Buff: Lightly Toasted Natural Nudes. Neutral shades are my go to eyeshadows - I'm a bit of a wimp and don't like to branch out into bright colours so i like to stick to my neutrals: beige, browns, taupes and gold tones and this palette has the perfect array of those shades.

First Impressions | Origins Mask Marvels

First Impressions | Origins Mask Marvels

Origins is a brand that is heavily mentioned on blogs and youtube videos, i actually don't think I've heard a negative thing about them yet. I've been wanting to try Origins for ages but i find their price tags to be a little eye watering which is the main reason i didn't branch out into the brand.

Girl Online.

Girl Online.

So their has been quite a lot of controversy surrounding this book lately - I've been intrigued to read it since i knew Zoella was releasing a book, not only because I'm a fan of hers but because it sounded exactly like the type of book i usually like to read so my sister very kindly got it me for christmas.

Mac Lipstick in Plumful

Mac Lipstick in Plumful

I asked for this lipstick for Christmas - technically, i knew i was getting it because i went and picked it up for my mum as letting her loose in Mac would not have ended well and she'd have probably come back with something completely different. I mainly wanted this lipstick because Essiebutton is constantly wearing it and raving about it and for some reason anything that Essiebutton loves, i usually want. I'll give her credit though, any purchase ive made because of her i'm yet to be disappointed and this lipstick is no exception.

Best of Beauty | 2014

Best of Beauty | 2014

One thing i absolutely love about the New Year is that everyone starts uploading their yearly 'Best of Beauty' favourites; it's the ultimate testimony to a product to make the cut into those favourites and today I'm going to share with you mine. I found it really difficult this year because i feel like I've discovered and rediscovered some really wonderful products - i have managed to narrow it down to 14 which still feels like a lot but these are the products that I've reached for the most throughout 2014 and just generally fallen in love with.

2015 Reading List

2015 Reading List

Towards to the end of last year i got into the habit of reading a bit more; so much so that i was able to complete my Goodreads challenge of 20 books, which believe me is quite an achievement as sometimes i can start a book and not pick it up again for another 3 months. This year i hope to continue with reading more and i thought you might like to see what books I'm hoping to read at some point this year - the descriptions for each book I've had help with from Goodreads.

2015 New Year & Blogging Goals

2015 New Year & Blogging Goals

So 2015 has officially dawned and like most people I'm sure, I'm spending the day curled up on the couch, watching lots of TV and feeling quite worse for wear. The start of the year always sees people recycle that good ole phrase 'New Year, New Start', now I'm under no illusion that the changing of the year is going to make me into someone different but like most i do like the idea of turning over a new leaf and along with that setting myself some goals for the year.