March Favourites

March has ended which means that my 21st birthday isn’t long away and I’m probably more excited than I should be. Since March has finished it’s time to let you guys know what I’ve been loving throughout the month and my recommendations to you, so let’s jump straight into it.

For the month of March I did put myself on a beauty spending ban (I did buy a couple of little things, naughty of me) so I don’t have that many products to share with you guys!

Real Techniques has released new brushes with Superdrug and they’re called the MultiTech Collection. They’re on the pricey side for Real Techniques and I said in my beauty wishlist post that I wanted to try some of these brushes. They come in a selection that caters for the face and eyes but also include a beauty sponge for £9.99. I already love the Real Techniques Bold Metals Diamond Sponge, I swear by it so I’m definitely looking forward to giving their new sponge a try. However, I actually purchased the XL Point Brush which is extremely large, I paid £13.49 but it’s usually £17.99. It’s a universal brush that can be used for powder, bronzer, foundation and tinted moisturiser. I have used the brush for all these applications and I definitely agree and think that this brush is incredible. It’s such good quality and makes my makeup look flawless and it’s so easy and quick to do now since the brush is so big. I absolutely love it!

I’ve been loving the L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara. This stuff, UGHHHH! SO GOOD. To start with, this is super black and creates such dark lashes which I personally love for a glam look. It also adds so much volume to my lashes that I don’t ever wear falsies with it. It’s a brilliant mascara for the drugstore and I will definitely be repurchasing.

I’ve not been all that well this month, so I’ve been watching Netflix far too often. However, they recently added Inside West Coast Customs to the list and I’ve been loving it! It brings back so many memories to my childhood and I find it s interesting how they make these incredible cars.

I’ve read a few books this month and I had two favourites. The first being The One We Fell In Love With by Paige Toon and a review is already up on this book. The second is All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven and a review will be up on this book next month. They’re both beautiful, heart warming stories and definitely both have different story lines. I loved each of them so much but for completely different reasons. Paige Toon’s novel is about three identical triplets who at some point in their lives all fell in love with the same guy, a little less realistic but still a lovely and easy read. Where as Jennifer Niven’s novel is a more sensitive novel about mental health and suicide awareness.

There we have it, a little boring this month but my month favourites have arrived! Let me know what you’ve been loving.

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Book Review: One Little Mistake 

Today’s book review is on the novel One Litte Mistake by Emma Curtis, due to be released June 29th 2017. 

This book was fantastic, a little slow starting but by the end I was totally hooked and couldn’t put it down without knowing what else happened. It was incredibly written and so intelligently thought out. It was definitely one of the most tense novels I’ve read to date. 

Vicky has the perfect life with her gorgeous husband Tom, her beautiful children and her best friend Amber but still managed to find ways to mess it up. However, Amber has been keeping some secrets of her own. In hopes to fill the gap in her life Vicky makes a decision that will change her life forever and confides in Amber, little did she know it would be the biggest mistake she would ever make since Amber has so many secrets in closet. 

I was sent this book and it never really appealed to me, eventually I thought it was time to give it a go and I’m so thankful I did. This book definitely started off slowly but by the middle the plot comes together and it all ties in perfectly. Emma Curtis really thought about it well, it’s incredible and I absolutely love it. 

100% recommend and you should head out and give it ago yourself! Release date is the 29th June 2017.  

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My Favourite Drugstore Foundations

Foundations are a product that I am always on the lookout for as they are the product that I run out of the fastest, next to concealer. I love testing new foundations out and recommending them to other people and I especially love to find some really affordable and amazing foundations. I do find that I’m always happy to pay extra for high end foundations as I like to recommend them to other people and give advice on whether they are actually worth spending the money on. For me, I’ve definitely got some go to products that I love and will forever use because they work so well for my skin type and they are actually quite affordable. I especially love some affordable foundations too, generally these are the ones I use the most. If you want to know more about my favourite drugstore foundations, keep reading. 

Number 1: The Revlon Colourstay foundation would definitely be going first. It’s outstanding and I can’t live without this foundation. It was sent from the foundation angels I just know it. It’s amazing, so lightweight and easy to blend, super comfortable on the skin and leaves such flawless and natural look. What more could you want?  I find that it’s so easy to apply contour and bronzer so well on as well. I use the the shade Ivory in the combination to oily selection, however they do offer the same shade in the normal to dry selection. I think it’s fantastic that they offer the foundation that is suited for different skin types. I get mine from Superdrug usually and it’s £12.99, admittedly it’s on the pricey side for a drugstore foundation and is probably one of the most expensive drugstore foundations I’ve come across but it’s so worth the money, check it out here

Number 2: Milani 2 in 1 Foundation is such a full coverage foundation and at an amazing price of £11, it’s feels so high end like you wouldn’t believe. I get mine from Beauty Bay in the shade creamy vanilla, check it out here.  It leaves such an amazing matte finish and I personally love to use this on those nights when I’m out and want to make that extra effort as it lasts for so long and continues to look amazing. It covers literally everything, from the biggest blemishes to super dark circles. I can’t rave about this enough and I even posted a review about this in December, take a look here for my full review. 

Number 3: L.A Girl Pro Coverage HD Foundation is my favourite foundation to create a dewy and illuminated look, it’s incredible for those days when you want to shine brighter than the sun. I get mine in the shade porcelain for £9 from Beauty Bay, check here.  It’s so glowy and blends so well, I will say that it does look wet when you first apply it but it dries into a gorgeous finish and lasts all day long with powdering. I’ve also written a blog post about this foundation too, take a look here

Number 4: The Rimmel Match Perfect foundation is my everyday wear product for a natural and basic look. It doesn’t break me out ever, it’s a medium coverage and can be buildable to a full coverage foundation and it lasts super long. However, I don’t recommend this foundation if you’re going to be taking pictures as it does leave flashback. Otherwise, it’s a basic and very natural foundation that I love to use for my everyday wear. I get mine from Superdrug for £7.99 in the shade light porcelain, look here for yours. 

I’m always looking for new foundations, recommend me some of your favourites in the comments and follow me on my social media! 

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6 Months Blogging

How have I been blogging for half a year already?! It’s flown by and my little hobby has become a huge part of my life and who I am. I think it’s incredible that I am able to relieve my stress by talking about beauty, lifestyle and my favourite of all books. Across this year I have formed this amazing relationship with the community I have created and I have achieved some incredible things in the past six months. The best and my most favourite part of these past 6 months is discovering the love I have for my blog and how passionate I am about writing a load of babble each week. 

My whole life I’ve always wanted to share my love of beauty and books with people but I haven’t ever been surrounded by people who love them as much as I do. Since being in university I’ve definitely found some friends who do share the love I have (obviously, not as much as me cause I’m totally insane) and with that, they motivated me and encouraged me to do something I didn’t have the balls to do.. create my little corner, my blog. 

Beth’s Corner has become my very own baby and across the 6 months that I have been here I have learnt so much about myself, so I thought it was time to share with you guys some things that I have learnt about myself in the past 6 months. 

1- I’ve always wanted to be a social worker. This is and will always be true, I love working with children and I think eventually it is something I would like to aspire towards. Having studied Childhood Studies in university I decided that becoming a social worker is the career that I wish to pursue. However, having been writing my blog for half a year now I’ve realised that there are other things I want to do with my life such as eventually turn self hosted and attempt (really attempt) to earn a living using my blog before committing to a career with working with children. Social work is a hard career path to take and it puts a lot of pressure on your mental health, therefore I wish to be a little older and wiser before entering the social work sector. 

2- Writing has become a passion. Once upon a time all I ever wanted to be was a writer and eventually the novelty became non-existent and since I am now blogging it’s become a part of my life that I realised I thoroughly enjoy and wish to continue. Don’t get me wrong I’m not going to be writing a best selling novel any time soon but in many years to come it may become possible and I may be able to bring my goals a reality. Until then blogging will do me fine. 

3- Blogging is time consuming and hard work and nothing worth having comes easy and building a blogging community is really hard. I’ve grown so much stronger these past few months and the little negative comments from people bother me at all. Its exciting to ignore the hateful comments and appreciate the kindest and most loving people in my life. 


There you have it three things that have changed about me during my time as a blogger. Check out my social media: 

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Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Having been created by TheBookArcher I come across this book tag that interested me and couldn’t help but want to fill in. I found it so interesting to read other people’s tags and because i’m a follower I’ve decided to do it too! I by no means wish to offend anybody with my responses to these questions and totally understand that everybody has their own thoughts and interests. Anyway, let’s get straight into it!

What is a popular book or series that you didn’t like? 

The Maze Runner Series.

A book or series that you love but everyone else seems to hate.

Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan.

A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn people of spoilers) or an OTP you didn’t like.

Maddie and Rob from You’re the One That I Want.

A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for. 

Horror.

A popular or beloved character you did not like. 

Eleanor from Eleanor and Park.

A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.

Lauren Oliver – Delirium as well as The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

A popular series that you have no interest in reading. 

Game of Thrones

That saying goes “the book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V Show adaption do you prefer more than the book?

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandara Clare.

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Christmas Countdown // Festive Playlist

As a part of my Christmas countdown each Wednesday at 1pm for the next four weeks I’ll be posting a Christmas themed post, this week is my festive playlist, keep reading to check it out. If I’m honest, there’s a chance all my posts may be Christmas themed.. we’ll see!

IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS PALS!!! Christmas is approaching and fast. Each year I wonder how Christmas has come around so quickly but this year has flown by, how is it even the 30th of November already?! 2016 slow down. I do feel like now I’m older the years go faster, though. I will admit, I’m one of those people that start playing Christmas music from November 1st. It’s just who I am, I’m pretty certain I was an elf in my past life. My Christmas playlist is on repeat and I love it, it makes me so festive and excited for the upcoming holiday. It especially makes me excited because I live away from home and I’m able to look forward to going home with my family and celebrate the holidays. Let’s get right into it!

Fairytale of New York: The Pogues (how can you not love this one?)

Do They Know It’s Christmas Time: Band Aid 30

Santa Claus is Coming To Town: Bruce Springsteen

Frosty the Snowman: Gene Autry

All I Want For Christmas is You: Mariah Carey

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas: Michael Buble

Blue Christmas: Elvis Presley

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Johnny Mathis

Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer: Gene Autry (Gracie and I love to sing this together)

Driving Home For Christmas: Chris Rae

Winter Wonderland: Tony Bennett

These are without fail the songs that I always listen too throughout the Christmas period and especially on the train home from Aberystwyth to begin my Christmas festivities. These songs just get me so excited. I’m like a child, it’s fab. Let me know your favourite festive songs!

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Book Review: We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves

Another weekly book review, remember to check them out every Friday at 1pm. This weeks review is by far the weirdest of them all, it’s by the author Karen Joy Fowler and is called, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Usually when I begin a new book I’ve normally finished it within a few days, except this one. This one took me near two weeks to read and not because it was boring or didn’t make me enthusiastic. It did, in fact whenever I picked it up I would be reading for ages. However, once I had read a few chapters I found that I had to put it down for a few days for the story line and information to actually sink in. I got all types of confused about this book.

The story is told by Rosemary, daughter of a psychologist. Now 22 years old and in college Rosemary begins to think more and more about her beloved brother, Lowell and sister, Fern. Realising that in order to move on she must make peace with her past and begin to relive the time at 5 years old, having been sent home from her grandparents to find Fern gone.

Now, you’ve probably read the above paragraph thinking there is the possibility that both siblings somehow died, possible kidnapping etc. Well stop, you’re wrong. I don’t want to give too much away in case some of you are really interested in this book. However, what I will say is that this book is 308 pages of utter confusion but totally captivating and brilliantly written. It’s so smart and gripping, the intelligence is overwhelming. I do think i’m probably going to re-read this overtime just because it was so educating. Recommend to those who love anything educational or psychological!

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Birch Box Unboxing // September 2016

Another spontaneous blog post on a Thursday, I don’t think this will be a weekly thing.. I hope! I just had to share with you guys what I’ve begun purchasing. Side note, I still have a fractured wrist so I’m writing this with my left hand, sorry for any errors!

I’ve always loved the idea of beauty subscription boxes and I finally ordered my first, through Birch Boxes. The September edition had a 2 for 1 deal, which meant that I received September 2016 box and July 2016 box and I was also able to choose 1 full sized product. I definitely believe I picked the right month to join! Firstly, lets discuss the packaging as they’re utterly adorable and so beautifully designed. I love how super practical but so fun and creative. Secondly, I paid a total of £12.95 (£10 for the box + £2.95 p+p) and received 5 products per box including a full sized product. I personally think they’re totally worth the money and you’re able to try a new variety of beauty products every month. What more could you want? eh!

In the September 2016 box I received some really exciting products. I probably should mention, your box shouldn’t have a line through the front, mine does because I’m a numpty who wouldn’t ask for help.

My full sized product was the ModelCo Creme Rouge. Septembers edition allowed you to choose either the cream blush or a highlight trio. As I recently purchased some new highlighters I thought I would be best suited to the blush. I’ve been so excited to try this product, it’s price is £14 and I think that’s a brilliant product include and it already makes your money’s worth. It’s a beautiful pink/red shade and can be worn on cheek and lip.

I also received the Amika: Bombshell Blowout Spray. This is designed to help protect the hair, add texture, volume and repair. It’s suitable for all hair types and the reviews are saying that it’s an excellent product. It’s retail price for a full bottle is £14.99. The instructions state to apply In sections to damp hair and spray from roots to ends before blow drying. I have really frizzy hair so I hope this helps to combat my constant humid hair look.

The next item is something I’m super excited excited about, is the Bliss Fabulous Drench ‘n’ Quench Moisturiser. It’s retail price is £29.50. This is the most expensive moisturiser I’ve ever used. My bottle is 15ml but you only need to use a small amount to cover the whole face. It’s a cream to water formula and is so silky to use. It supposed to be super hydrating for the skin and I’ve been using this since it arrived on Monday and I’m so glad. It’s made my skin feel so healthy and nourished.

Nuxe is a popular known brand, it has a range of products that cater for all skin and hair types. I got a sample of the Nuxe Shower Oil.  This is the only product that I’m not so enthusiastic to try, although it does have really good reviews I’m still slightly apprehensive to try it. I have such sensitive skin and I’m always scared to try new products but I’m definitely going to give a go eventually.

The final item in my box is the Puriskin Nurse Nail and Hand Cream. The retail price for this item is £12.99. Its stated to smooth out hands and make them feel fresh. I rarely paint my nails and I’ve got a terrible bad habit of biting my nails through nerves or stress. However this product has definitely enticed me.


July 2016 box was in collaboration with Millie Mackintosh, she is absolutely gorgeous and her make up choices are always excellent. The items come in a small grey bag  that says ‘best day ever’, it’s adorable and I’ll probably find use for this somehow.  I receive this extra box in the 2 for 1 deal to celebrate the 6th year of Birch Boxes, the July 2016 box was the most popular of the year. I received 5 products and 1 full sized included, I was really looking forward to having the extra box with my first purchase.

My first item was the Loc x Millie Ultra Gloss Lip Pencil in Bohemiam Rose. The retail price is £9. It’s a beautiful rose pink colour and has such a buttery formula. It’s instructions state to line the lips and then fill them in however, this seems to be more of a summery colour and I’m unlikely to wear it throughout this time of year.

Nails Inc areknown to be an expensive nail varnish brand and having never owned any I was excited to receive such a beautiful colour. The retail price is £15 for a full sized bottle. It’s called Porchester Square and is a nude with slight tint of purple. It’s such a pretty autumn colour and I can’t wait to try it.

Next Is the Thermaliv Lotion Micellaire, its full price is £12.90. This is pretty much your average micellar water that removes make up and doesn’t require any rinsing. The description says it removes away impurities to leave skin soft, refreshed and soothed. Can’t go wrong with that can you.

In my September edition I received the Amika blowout spray, in The July Box I got the Amika Nourshing Mask. It’s retail price is £19.99 and I’m so excited to try it, it’s supposed to help repair split ends and dryness. I’ll prbsbly try this after I’ve shampooed my hair and leave for 5-10 minutes before rinising.

Finally, the last item is the Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask. These come in a pack of 4 for £19.99. We all know I love a good face mask and I haven’t ever tried a sheet mask so I’m super looking forward to this product. It says to leave for 15 minutes and then message in the serum, not to rinse away. Sounds fantastic and I’m excited!


Here we go, my first Birch Box! I hope you enjoyed and I’ll no doubt be posting October edition. Let me know what you think.
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First Anniversary

A spontaneous post whilst written with my left hand. How exciting for you! Actually, today is exciting for Matt and I. It’s our first anniversary together and I still can’t believe how fast this year has gone. I wasn’t going to put a post up about this for several reasons, 1. Neither of us have ever had a long term relationship that has lasted a year and therefore this anniversary is a little extra special for us. 2. It’s personal and quite cheesy, I wasn’t sure whether I wanted everybody to see that I’m actually quite emotional and cringey when it comes to my relationship. I’m one of those girlfriends who isn’t ashamed to let everybody know that I’m utterly in love with Matthew. 3. With a fractured wrist this is actually quite difficult to write, if it doesn’t sound right or is a little messy then i’m sorry for the errors.

Our relationship isn’t perfect, in fact I think every relationship is hard. Don’t get me wrong, I love Matt but cleaning up after him because he’s so messy and accepting that he’s lazy is difficult and will continue to be hard. I’m sure it’s not been easy for Matt either, having a girlfriend who moans a lot, is needy and has regular panic attacks has no doubt put pressure on him during our time together. We’re a team, we work together even when we annoy each other and stress each other out. I couldn’t ever imagine my life without him by my side. We have shared countless amounts of memories, stories, and arguments that has made me more excited to spend another year with the one person who challenges and loves me more than most. He brings out so much life in me, I’ve never, ever met anybody who is so accepting of me and loves me for every flaw and imperfection. He really is such a huge part of my life and I think he always will be.

Our plans to celebrate aren’t big at all as Matt and I aren’t fussed on receiving big, expensive presents. Because of this we’ve planned to have a quiet meal and a few drinks this evening and to top it off, a walk on the beach. We’ve also not bought anything for each other, so we thought we would celebrate by going into town and picking one item each for the other person. I couldn’t imagine spending this day any other way.

Happy anniversary my love, I’m looking forward to a few more.

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