Goodbye 2015 and Hello 2016

 
2015...
Well what a year it's been!
 
 
I laughed so hard I could cry, cried through the worst and finally it's the Eve of New Years where everyone is so eagerly waiting to see what 2016 has in store for us all.  
 
I would be lying if I said 2015 has been one of the best year's ever but sometimes we have to go through bad year's to appreciate the good.
A year ago I would never have imagined I'd be where I am today, maybe a year's time it might be the same also.
 
What I do know is that 2015 will be the year that will stay with me for the people I've lost and the memories that I've had.
 
 
Now with the soppy end of year statements out of the way, I feel I can get on with this blog post...
 
 
Firstly I hope you all had a fab Christmas-
Am I the only one who can't believe that Christmas Eve was a week ago today?!?
Time has flown by!!!
 
I had quite a quiet Christmas spent with the ones I love...
It involved lots of yummy food, very generous gifts and some ever so slightly depressing TV (by that I mean Eastenders).
But whatever you did and whoever you were with I hope you all had a special one.
 
I love Christmas for all the little traditions people have, I just think that they are so sweet and really make a Christmas personal to you.
One of my family's cute traditions is to not open our presents till after we've had Christmas dinner- I don't really know why we do this but I know that I wouldn't want to do it any differently.
Have any of you got any Christmas traditions?
 
So New Year...
 
For me New Years always means making a bunch of resolutions that by the end of January I've either forgotten about or I've just completely giving up...
Is that just me?!?
 
So this year I've decided to make 5 New Years resolutions that hopefully (fingers crossed) I will stick too.
 
 
My 2016 Resolutions:
 
1. To get fit-
I always make some fitness type resolution every year (usually one that is unrealistic) but I'm not saying I want to lose weight in 2016 (although that would be a bonus). I just would like to get fitter so I feel more healthy.
 
2. To blog twice a week-
This is something I've been thinking about for the last month as I really enjoy blogging, I just find it makes me feel so relaxed. And they always say to do more of what you love. Hopefully in 2016 I'll be able to able to do 'lookbook' style posts.
 
3. To find my 'Inner Peace'-
What I mean by this is that I'm a worrier, I stress about a lot of things that I don't really need too. I want to try and stop doing this in 2016.
 
4. To continue to push myself out of my comfort zone-
 I did actually do this a bit in 2015 but I want to continue doing it in 2016 as well. Sometimes by stepping out of your comfort zone every once in a while you might find something new that you love.
 
5. To continue having fun and laughing-
 Life has a habit of throwing some bad stuff at us sometimes and I need to learn not dwell on this.  2016 will be the year I'll hopefully laugh more.
 
 
So that's it for today's post...
 
I'd love to hear what your New Years resolutions are!
So feel free to leave them in the comments below.
Also what sort of posts would you like to see in 2016?
 
 
I'd like to wish you all a very happy 2016, enjoy celebrating the New Years tonight.
I'll be back with another post this Sunday.
 

 
Before I finish this post I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has supported 'Lippie' in 2015 and I hope you continue to do so in 2016. Your support honestly means so much and I can't believe I've had almost a 1000 views since I started this blog 3 months ago.
Thank You!
 
Take Care
X
 
 


Liebster Blogging Award and A Whole Lot Of Thank You's...


I did it!
Well firstly I managed to squeeze in another blog post before Christmas, (aren't you lucky?)
And secondly I managed to get nominated by the lovely LoveRosiee for the 'Liebster Blogging Award'- I feel very honoured Rosie that you've chosen me, thank you very much!
'LoveRosiee' is an amazing blog, so for any of you guys who haven't read it yet- I highly recommend you check it out using the link above.

I have been nominated before for the 'Liebster Blogging Award' when I had my other blog however this blog has never been nominated before... As cheesy as it sounds it feels like it's a real milestone for 'Lippie', having only had the blog a couple of months.
So I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time out of the their day's to read my little blog, it honestly means the absolute world.
And if your reading this blog for the first time then I hope you'll enjoy becoming one the 'Lippies'.

Before I begin the rules for this award are:
 
  1. Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions set by the person that nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 small blogs that you love to read, they must have under 1000 followers (e.g. on Bloglovin' ) and then link their blog.
  4. Set 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  5. Let the nominees know that they've been nominated for the award. (via comments or social media.)


So now we've got all the introduction's out of the way I better get on with this blog...



 
Here are the 11 questions set by Rosie for me to answer:
 
List 3 of your empties (be it beauty, hair or nail varnish)-
At the minute it would have to be my 'Simple Kind to Skin Moisturising Face wash', my 'Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara' and my 'Rimmel London GlamEyes Quad EyeShadow in Smokey Brown'- I love, love, love all these products, I love the eyeshadow palette in particular as I also use it on my eye brows.
 
Where is your happy place?
It would probably be when I'm sat on a beach somewhere hot- I love travelling, it is one of my dreams to travel the world. There's just something so calming about being away from all the day to day stresses.
 
What 3 words describe you best?
Fun, giggly and smiley- I'm quite a happy, cheerful person, the 'laughing till you cry' emoji is my most used!
 
Why and when did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I love to write and a blog to me is almost like your own personal diary that other people can view. I also want to go onto work in fashion so I thought a blog might help me stand out against the rest.
This is some of my fashion photography- What do you think?
 
What is your favourite food?
This question is a hard one!
There's just so much choice- but as we're in the Christmas season I'm going to have to say Christmas Dinner-  as it's just the best dinner ever!
 
What do you put on your chips?
I'm really boring- I just like salt and vinegar on my chips, occasionally I'll have either tomato or curry sauce but I do just like them plain.
Please don't say I'm the only one who likes their chips like this?!?
 
Chinese or Indian?
Again this is a tough one- I love both Chinese and Indian, Can I have both?
If I had to choose it would be Chinese because I love Spring Rolls, but I do love a good Curry also...
 
Curled hair or straightened?
I have straight-ish hair (it does it's own thing) but I would love to have wavy hair so I'd want to be in-between.
 
Bath or shower?
I do love a bath but I'm going to say Shower purely because I love a quick shower to instantly refresh and relax me.
 
If you could get a tattoo, what would it be and where on your body?
I've been wanting a tattoo for a while now but I'm too scared of the pain... but I would have a dog paw print in a heart to symbolise my dog, Poppy who I lost a couple of months ago- I thought it would act as a good remembrance mark. 
 
Which bloggers have made you laugh recently?
Zoe Sugg (Zoella) her Vlogmas cracks me up- I love her videos so much!
 
 
 
So that was my 11 questions- I hope you feel like you know me a little better now, feel free to comment which you'd choose in the comments below.
 
 
The bloggers I nominate are:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My questions for you are:
 
1. If you could go anyway in the world where would it be and why?
2. Flats or Heels?
3. Favourite Shop and why?
4. Winter or Summer?
5. Favourite Christmas Movie?
6. What made you want to start blogging?
7. If you could do any job what would it be and why?
8. Sweet or Sour?
9. Coffee or Tea?
10. Favourite Quote?
11. Fashion or Beauty?
 
 
I hope you've enjoyed reading my post- let me know what you thought in the comments below. I can't wait to read the blogs I've nominated.
 
Can you believe it's only 2 sleeps till Christmas?!?!
I'M SO EXCITED!!!
 

 
I'd like to wish everyone reading this a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
 
See you guys soon,
 
X
 
 

IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!! (Well Almost)


 
Who's excited for Christmas?
 
I know I am...
I just love everything about Christmas,
it's that time of year again where everyone just seems so much happier.
That or they're just looking forward to having some time off.
 
 
Snowbells ring are you listening?!?
 
 
 
So your probably wondering why am I doing this post today on a Saturday?
Well I knew that I wouldn't be able publish it tomorrow because I'm going out with my family for the day so I didn't want to not do one for this week.
 
anyway ....
 
 I'm sure most of you are on Christmas break right now just like me,
I LOVE the holidays- I've felt like I've needed one since the start of the semester.
 
So what have you guys got planned for the holidays?
I'm just mainly planning on having a bit of downtime really, so you'll probably find me relaxing at home with family and friends.
 
My friends want us to go out clubbing a couple of times too- but well being social awkward it's not really my scene. I mean I love the idea of clubbing but...
Is it just me or do hot, crowded places full of people I don't really know, not sound like fun to me?
I'm probably on my own in saying that but I do feel that now I'm 18 there's so much more pressure to go out, get drunk, have a boyfriend.
Friends who I never expect to go wild at university have and I'm left feeling like I'm kind of watching it all happen from the side line.
They've become more confident then I'd ever be- go out all the time and I'm just like, well I don't really know what I'm like really?!?
But I do know that I just don't really feel ready for all of this?!?
I've always wanted to be 18 but now I am, I can't help but wish I wasn't...
 
Am I alone in saying this?
Have any of you guys ever felt like this?
 
Especially as it's 'Party Season' I can't help but feel like this pressure won't be going away for a while yet...
If any of you are regular clubbing goers and have any advice then I'd love to hear it.
Big or small it would be very much appreciated.
 
I'm just the sort of girl who loves to sit down in front of the TV to rewatch programmes and films I've seen times, I love the spend time with my family and write this blog, but what I'm not is the sort of girl who loves to get drunk, to out all the time and date about 50 guys.
 I don't really think really think a guy would be interested in me anyway....
 
 
So I feel like this post has got a bit depressing but it has been good to get it off my chest-
I guess I was just hoping you guys reading this would be able to give me some advice.
 
Although High School Musical is a kids movie, something Gabriella said in the 3rd one has really stuck with me: 'I just wish everything would stop or at least slow down'
This sums up how I'm feeling right now down to a tee.
 
So that's the end of today's post-
I hope you've enjoyed reading it and if you can relate to anything I've spoke then I'd love to know in the comments.
Any advice would be very appreciated.
 
I don't know if I'm going to do anther post before Christmas but if not then I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas spent with the ones you love. I hope you all get everything you wanted and wished for.
 
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!
And a Happy Holidays to any of my American readers.
 
 
 
Take care and I'll see you all soon.
X   
 
 


November Favourites- From Cosmo to Topshop to Cute Festive Hats...

 
Ok so I'm aware that this post took a long time coming but sometimes 'the best things in life are worthwhile waiting around for'...
 
Not that I'm saying my blog is one of the 'best things in life' but I do really love writing and my blog is the perfect avenue for me to express that- I hope you guys enjoy my blog.
 
So today's post...
Can you believe November has been and gone already?
I most certainly can't but the end of yet another month means...
'It's favourites time!'  
 
 
 
 I've been loving a lot this last month (as you can see above) although some of the 'favourites' featured are from December too.
 
Enjoy...
 
 
Favourite Number 1:
 Magazines: Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Heat & Glamour
I adore reading full stop but there is just something about reading magazines that makes me feel really happy and chilled.
I go through months where I don't really read any magazines but that definitely hasn't been the case this last month.
I've particularly been loving 'Cosmo' (What girl doesn't?!?) and Elle.
They're even better when accompanied with a nice cuppa and a slice of cake! 
 
 
Favourite Number 2:
 Face masks (These are from Superdrug)
I think I've featured these in another post recently but I thought why not show you guys just how much I love them by featuring them again.
I got these from my Mum in a cute advent calendar she does for me every year leading up to Christmas...
Can you believe Christmas is less then two weeks away?
I'm particularly looking forward to trying the 'Manuka Honey Peel Off Mask'-
Have any of you guys tried this one before?
 
 
Favourite Number 3:
 Simple Kind to Skin, Illuminating Radiance Cream
I only just started using this a couple of days ago but I just loved it too much to wait to tell you guys about it. This is a very good face moisturiser! It basically does what it says on the packaging- it has little tiny bits of glitter in it that really brighten up your face- even at 6am!
In my opinion if a product can make you look good at 6 in the morning then it's definitely a keeper in my makeup bag!
 
 
Favourite Number 4:
 Topshop Lip Bullet in the shade 'Get Me Bodied'
This is a beautiful lipstick- I highly recommend that if any of you haven't tried this before then you should give it a go.
I just love it so much!
The shade 'Get Me Bodied' is a gorgeous plum colour so it's a perfect alternative to the classic red lipstick. I was a little worried when I brought it because I hadn't heard that much about it and it was £8 which I thought was a little pricy if I didn't like it. But after trying it I would pay double the price for a lipstick of this quality- the colour lasts so long!
I do find it a little drying on my lips but that is the only negative I've found so far.
 
 
Favourite Number 5:
W7 'In the Night' Eyeshadow Palette
Firstly for all these different shades it only cost £5 which I think is an absolute bargain!
I think there is just such as wide range of colours in this set- there is bound to be a shade to suit everyone!
I haven't tried all of the colours yet but I look forward to experimenting over the holiday season.
I'm thinking the purple shades might be a great alternative to the classic black smokey eye-
What do you think?
 
 
Favourite Number 6:
 Film Clip Board
As soon as I saw this in Tiger Stores, I just knew had to have it.
I think it's so adorable- I love cute props for your room!
I'm thinking this will be very handy when blogging or even vlogging....
Not that I quite have the courage to do that yet.
 
 
Favourite Number 7:
 Primark Festive Hats
I love wearing hats as I feel that I suit a hat...
And when would I ever pass an opportunity to be festive?!?
I brought the Christmas Pudding one first for £3 and I brought the Elf one a bit later on for £4- I love them both equally though!
I think might love the Elf one ever so slightly more though,
 I mean it has bells on it- What's not to love?
 
 
Favourite's Number 8 & 9:
Fur Coats & Instagram
I chose this 'selfie' (sorry for the embarrassing picture) for two reasons, one because I love the fur coat that I'm wearing in it and secondly because I posted this particular photo on Instagram recently. I love winter for two reasons, one because of Christmas (Who doesn't?!?) and second because I get to wear a fur coat which are just so snuggly and stylish (at the same time!!!). I've recently been really getting into 'Instagram', I just love taking photos and posting them. I'm not the best photographer in the world but with the very helpful filters every photo looks some what professional.
What are your thoughts on Instagram?
 
 
So that's all I've been loving this past month...
 
I'd love to hear what you liked about this post and what you've been loving in November in the comments below.
I can't believe it's December already and it's almost half way through!
It's crazy how fast this year is going...
But I'm extremely excited for Christmas!!!!
I honestly swear the older I get, the more exited I become- please tell me I'm not alone here!
 
Have a great week guys!
And I'll see you next Sunday for more....
 
X
 
 
 

University, Moving On Up & How Everything Changes...

 
Before I begin you'll notice that I usually blog on a Sunday and today is most definitely not a Sunday!
 (Not long till the weekend now though- We can do this!) 
 
You see this blog post was the type that couldn't wait- I felt I needed to get it off my chest. 
 
From the title of this blog you will have guessed that I'm going to talk about 'changes', good and bad. I've been through a lot of changes lately; I've started university, redesigned my blog and I've realised what I want to do with my life... 
 
(Image isn't my own but it's a good quote)
 
Not all changes are good though. 
 
I'm currently in the process of going through UCAS again as although I'm already at a uni to do my Art Foundation- I have to apply again to move onto a degree course.
I love university; the freedom, new situations and experiences.
 
But what I don't love, is feeling lonely...
 
You see I'm a shy person, I'm not good with new people as I get nervous about what to say to them.
I call this 'socially awkward'.
From a young age I've always wanted to be a social butterfly but unfortunately I never have gained the confidence to be.
University is a fun, vibrant places full of lots of people sometimes it's hard to not get lost in a crowd. I thought I was lucky because I had a group of friends from college who were going to do the same course as me so I would never have expected to feel alone.
But people change, they meet new people, make new friends and change as a person.
Although I still have one very good friend ( you'll know who you are if your reading this). 
 
I guess life is just hard sometimes, I don't really know why I decided to blog about this today.
I guess I was hoping that I'm not the only person who feels like this.
 
If any of you have a tips on how to be more of a 'social butterfly' then I'd love to hear them in the comments below as maybe they'll help me get over my awkwardness.
 
And they might help other people reading this too.
 
Sorry this post was a bit depressing but I hope it might feel relatable to those reading this.
I'd love it if the 'social butterfly's' could help the 'socially awkward' like me.
 

Anyway I hope you guys enjoy reading this 'Surprise Wednesday' post-
Would you guys like to see two posts a week?
 
Anyway I'll see you guys on Sunday,
Take Care
 
X
 

The FROW Experience & Clothes Show Live 2015


Having attended the 'Clothes Show Live' every year for the past 5 years,
I always think 'Last year was so amazing- how could they possibly top that?!?'
But this year most certainly did not disappoint!
 
As you've probably guessed I spent the day yesterday at the fabulous 'Clothes Show Live 2015',
I brought so much makeup, clothes, and other stuff, saw so many famous faces and enjoyed the most amazing fashion show.
(It somehow gets better every year- I don't even know how that is possible!)
 
'As cheesy as it sounds 'Clothes Show Live' really is where my passion for fashion started.
The first time I went was in 2011 where I was a 14 year old girl who didn't really know what her 'thing' was in life. Yesterday I went back as an adult, knowing that fashion is without a doubt what I want to do.
Part of me feels that if I hadn't of attended the 'Clothes Show' in 2011 then I might not love fashion as much as I do today and I probably wouldn't be writing this blog.
 
Isn't it amazing how one event can change your life?!?
 

 
I was lucky enough to be on the front row seats at the fashion show,
(or FROW as you fashionistas out there will know).
Me and my Mum always get good seats in the fashion theatre but we had never been on front row before- it was truly amazing!
And it was a great photo opportunity which of course I wanted to share with you guys.
Hopefully it will be the first of many FROW seats!
 
 
These are some of the photo's I took from the day:
 I GOT TO SEE CHARLI XCX PERFORM!!!!
I was very excited and happy about this!
'Boom clap...'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 'Fashion Show' production was truly amazing: the dancers, models, designers and set producers were all very polished!
There wasn't a single part of the 'Fashion Show' that I didn't love!
 
 
 
 
I love these two quotes- for me they really sum up well how I feel about fashion, as said by two of fashion's legends 'Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood'.
 
Are any of you attending the 'Clothes Show' over the next few days?
 
If so then I picked out some of my star buys from the day below:
 'The Funky Barcode' Necklace, £3.50.
As soon as I saw this necklace I just knew I had to have it...
You 'Mockingjay' fans out there will understand why.
I just think this necklace is so cool!
I love the 'Funky Barcode' jewellery- it's very unique and unusual- definitely worth checking out because they deserve it!
 
 
'Boozy Bathroom' £10 for the set.
 My Mum and I kept seeing this bag everywhere whilst we were walking round the 'Clothes Show' so we thought why not check it out and I'm so glad we did.
They do a range of bath/ shower products that have the scents of popular alcoholic drinks.
I brought the 'Pina Colada' and my Mum had 'Cheeky Woo Woo',
I just think these would look amazing sat in your bathroom and they smell amazing too!
In the set you get a body wash, body lotion and hand lotion for £10- Bargain!
 
 
 Fusey.
Who's a TOWIE fan?
I love TOWIE so of course I would love Joey Essex's stand 'Fusey'-
I would be lying if I said I didn't just buy it because it's his brand but I do actually like what I brought which was a cute tote bag.
 
 
'Models Own' £10,
There are so many amazing beauty brands at the 'Clothes Show' but I do think 'Models Own' is one of my favourites. This year you could pick ay 4 products from there stand and you got the goody bag free. I brought 2 nail varnishes, an eye shadow palette in the shade chrome and some nail files.
 
 
This isn't everything I brought as I brought a LOT of stuff , so just thought I include a couple of my hidden treasures above that I'm really pleased with.
I also brought from the follow stands- so if your going then I would recommend checking these out too:
Harper & Lewis
Rimmel
Cosmopolitan
7th Heaven
Lee Stafford
W7
I brought an Olaf toy too but I can't remember from which stand.
I also brought some clothes.
I got a free goody bag because I had a Platinum ticket
 
 
For the latest 'Clothes Show' news click on this link-
 
 
I had an amazing day yesterday and I am very sad that it's over for another year,
I hope you guys enjoyed this 'Fashion Exclusive' post-
 
Are any of you going to the 'Clothes Show' in the next few days?
If so I'd love to know what your 'best bits' were in the comments below.
For those of you who aren't going then I hope you liked seeing what it's like.
 
I already can't wait till 'Clothes Show 2016'!
You never know in a year's time- I might be vlogging my day...
 
Have a great week guys and I'll see you next Sunday.
 
X
 
 


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