Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Tutorial 

Recently I’ve loved to explore with my shadows and eye looks. Although I’ve been loving the ABH Modern Renaissance palette I thought I’d go back to my Top Faced Sweet Peach Palette and create a purple/gold halo eye with a sharp wing. 

This eye look is perfect for a night out with the ladies or even a date night. It’s really flattering and sexy looking, perfect for when you’re feeling fun. 

I went ahead and started with concealer to prime my lids. I used the Maybelline Age Rewind but you can use whatever you have. I then went over and set it using the shade ‘Peaches ‘N Cream’. 

Using a fluffy crease brush I used ‘Puree’ in the crease and dragging it out to make my eyes look more cat like. Next I went in with ‘Delectable’ in the inner corner and outer corner. I do this by taking a small precise brush and adding small pigment at a time, constantly blending and adding until I got my preferred look. I then added ‘Luscious’ to the inner halo and connecting the shade ‘Delectable’ by dragging either side through the crease. Again, adding more of ‘Luscious’ to intensify the took. To finish, I highlighted my inner corner and brow bone with ‘White Peach’. 


I then went ahead as used the Maybelline Master Precise liner to add a sharp, dramatic wing. I added plenty of mascara and some fluttery, flirty lashes to perfect the look. To finish I dragged ‘Delectable’ under the eye, remembering to drag it up towards the liner and out to make it a more cat eye effect. 

There we have a simple but beautiful halo eye!

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With love, Beth x 

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Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer // Review 

I purchased this Bronzer whilst in New York this summer and I’ve been committed to it every since. Before I went I knew that if I only purchased one item of makeup it would be this Bronzer since it’s been raved about for so long. 


I saw the last one that was in Target and I didn’t hesitate to grab it. I will say that it is very warm toned but don’t let that turn you off. It’s still a gorgeous shade to wear and it doesn’t make your skin look orange at all. In fact, it applies so evenly and just adds a beautiful bronzed glow to the face. The scent is incredible, it’s like summer in a compact. 
I’m fair skinned and this just makes my skin look so healthy and nourished. It blends so well regardless of whether you’ve powdered your foundation or not. I’ve been obsessed with this for months now and I’m hoping that Physicans Formula come to the UK so I can try more of their products. 

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With love, Beth x 

Book Review // The Start of Me and You 

The second book I read by Emery Lord was called The Start of Me and You. I’ll admit, it wasn’t as good as When We Collided but still very enjoyable. 

At a very young age, Paige suffered the loss of her boyfriend and never thought she would feel the same again. Eventually, life had to change and she realised that there was a lot of things that she wanted to do and no longer wanted to be stopped from doing them. The new school year began and it was time for her to make those changes, but will she ever be able to swim if she doesn’t dive? 

The book was just as lovely as When We Collided by Emery Lord. Although I did prefer the other novel, I must admit that I like the character of Paige. She actually reminded me of myself and the things I realised when I knew my life had to change because of anxious thoughts and holding myself back. I love that again, Emery Lord has written in a character who is homosexual and I think that’s such a wonderful aspect to her books because she shows that she is so accepting of everybody’s background and lifestyle choices. 

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With love, Beth x 

8 Dissertation Survival Tips

At the beginning of my degree, I was told that my time in university would go faster than I had expected or wanted and I thought they were wrong. However, they were not wrong and the past 3 years flew by and my dissertation came and went but it was the most stressful experience ever. It’s not the most fun experience I have ever had but I definitely discovered a few things to make the time more bearable. So, here are ___ ways to survive your dissertation. 

#1: Take 1 or 2 days off a week from your dissertation. You’re allowed a break and it’ll help you to refresh and prepare yourself for more work and research. 

#2: Dieting isn’t going to happen whilst writing your dissertation and if you’re able to, I want to give you a medal because I couldn’t do it at all. I found having snacks near me helped me to stay more motivated and the more words I would write the more snacks I deserved. 

#3: Sleep is important and I will constantly say this regardless of the activity. You’re going to get stressed and it’ll be exhausting, with that you’ll need a decent night’s sleep and a casual nap. 

#4: Don’t ever forget to shower. 

#5: Changing locations from your usual place may help you to think differently when it comes to writing. Often I wrote mine in my bedroom but I loved going to the library as I found myself more motivated and I wrote differently. 

#6: Do something to help you relax, whether it’s to read a book, watch a film or hang out with your friends. You need to be doing different things other than writing your dissertation all the time. 

#7: Create a timetable. You’re going to have other assignments to write alongside your dissertation, I found it was the best way to organise myself. I liked to plan for a month and would give myself time to dedicate days to other assignments and other things which were not education-related. 

#8: Starting writing early!! I began my dissertation during the summer because I had a lot of free time and I was able to dedicate my time to my literature review and methodology. By the time you go back to university you’ll be well on track and you’ll be able to dedicate more time to making your changes and beginning your research. 

I wish you all the best of luck for your upcoming dissertation and I want to remind you that you’ll be incredibly thankful for when it’s complete. 

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With love, Beth x 

My Weight Loss Diary

Since the end of July it’s been my mission to lose weight. This is definitely attempt number 1 million but this time I’ve never been more motivated to actually give it a go. Two years ago I lost 2 stone during the summer and felt amazing, then got into a relationship and gained it all back and more. Now I’m single again, the mission to lose weight is so much easier and definitely less daunting. 

I’m not following any diets at all, not slimming world, weight watchers or any fad diets. I’m just going with what I feel comfortable with and it seems to be working quite effectively. Truthfully, I’m so proud of myself for how well I’ve done in such a short space of time. My weight loss has definitely been a large contributor to how my mental health is doing and it just continues to motivate me to be and do better. 

So, how have I been doing? 

I lost 1 stone within the first month. I definitely think this is mainly because I’m just generally eating better. I eat a fruit and vegetables every single day with every meal. I drink plenty of water but occasionally I still treat myself. During the first month I had 1 bad day in total and I ate everything in sight and then I nipped it in the bud and had a fresh start the next day. It didn’t help that I was going away for the day and making healthy choices wasn’t the easiest option.

I don’t want to lose loads of weight, maybe 2.5 or 3 stone (30-40 pounds) just so I feel comfortable in my own skin. I’ve never ever been skinny and I don’t want to lose the curvy figure that I have. 

Honestly the best way for me to lose weight was to find motivation, something to aim for. Perhaps you have a holiday, a wedding or a birthday. In my case,  I just want to feel comfortable again. After a breakup feeling unhappy with your life and yourself is natural, so in order for me to get over the breakup I started focusing on myself for the first time in forever and I’ve loved every minute of it. 

Losing weight is hard, after the first stone I lose I found that I’m not losing the weight as fast as I was used too. However, a pound or two a week is actually more than you can imagine. They build up and eventually your weight is dropping, your clothes don’t fit, you can run up the stairs without feeling like you’re going to pass out. Not only that, you become happier, more comfortable and most importantly, confident. You feel like you can rule the world and you definitely can. 

Weight loss is different for everybody. We all have different body types, different motabolisms and it’s difficult to say that the way I’ve lost weight is the same way that you will. Whatever way you’re losing weight just do it the way that works for you. There’s no right or wrong as long as you’re doing it in a healthy way. 

Below is a food diary for myself for one day, feel free to follow it.  

Breakfast: 2 weetabix/honey whole grain cheerios and fruit or 1 wholemeal toast and scrambled egg with fruit. 

Lunch: Jacket potato, salad and chicken/tuna, with a small amount of salad cream 30% fat free. 

Dinner: Spaghetti bolognase or chicken curry. 

Snacks: Alpen light bars or fruit. 

If I’m finding myself craving sugar, beef space raiders or a freddo are my go too. 

I do drink Diet Coke but I’m often found with an apple and raspberry sparkling water and I like to drink a lot throughout the day. Often if you feel hungry it’s normally because you’re thirsty, so for smaller portion sizes drink a glass of water before your meal and before your snack to make sure you know what you’re feeling. 

Honestly though, during weight loss you’re going to have those days when you want to give up and eat 3 Big Macs, a pizza, the whole willy wonka factory and a house. Some days you just need it and once I’m a while I eat something that’s out of plan. It helps with weight loss as your body will become used to the healthy foods and it’ll adjust and your weight loss will be slower. So once/twice a week make those choices on what you want to treat yourself with. I like chocolate and crisps, although now instead of a kit kat and a bag of Doritos I’ll eat a freddo and a packet of space raiders. They’re lower in calories, smaller portions and I find them satisfying enough to keep me going. 

It’s so important to mix my meals up, I don’t want to be eating the same things over and over again because well that’s boring. So instead of a jacket potato, I might have a chicken salad wrap. The wrap would be my carbs for the day. If I have bread or cereal I won’t have anything else and I never have both bread and cereal together. I also do the same for diary so if I have milk, I don’t have cheese. 

I also love a cheat meal at least once a week. I’m entitled to it and I know lots of people have cheat meals through their diet. It’s alright to do this but remember to get back on your diet straight after. It’s a cheat meal, that doesn’t mean you should fall back into your old ways.

I’ve found having motivation or a purpose to lose weight really helps. Mine has been for several reasons but really it’s for myself, I want to feel comfortable in my skin. 

I’m over 1 stone gone and I can’t wait to see what else I can achieve by January 2018. 

Next step: exercise more. 

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With love, Beth x 

5 Tips to Stay Organised in University

University is hard to juggle with your social life, job (if you have one), sleeping pattern and more. Especially if you’re a first year. By third year you will have gotten your sleeping pattern in order and almost mastered organising, hopefully. 

However, in first year it’s a totally different ball game. You’re in a new place with new founding freedom and independence, so what better way to use this independence than staying up every night until 6am and sleeping your day away? Then you’re stressed because you’ve missed lecturers, you gain weight because you aren’t eating correctly and you always feel down because it’s exhausting. Well, I have a few tips to help you get through this. 

  1. Your friends will be there in the morning. Sleep, it’s important. Even if you get to sleep by 1am and are awake by 8am. That way you’ve had 7 hours sleep which is pretty decent. As long as you get things done that morning you may even manage an afternoon nap. Napping will cure anything. 
  2. Learn how to cook at least 2 maybe 3 meals. By doing this you’re saving money because you can cook in batch for the week. You can also help your weight and bank balance. This will also help when you’re in a rush and you can just reheat it in a microwave. By doing this I just feel like I’ve got my life together. 
  3. Buy a calendar. Yes you have one on your phone but buying a hard calendar and putting it in eyesight will remind you of the things you have to do. 
  4. Keep an organised desk. With an organised desk you can manage your way through those pesky assignments with a clear mind. When there is mess around me I find that I can’t concentrate. 
  5. Drink water and lots of it. Yes I know those vodka lemonades and VKs are fantastically priced. However, water will keep you hydrated and encourage clear thoughts. You’ll feel more refreshed and awake. 

I hope these tips work out for you! 

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With love, Beth x 

Mini Haul 

Over the past few weeks I’ve purchased a few items here and there that I thought you might want to see, well even if you don’t I’m going to show you anyway. So, I’ve been preparing for freshers and thought I’d pick up a few clothing items for the Autumn season and I decided to grab a few beauty items as well.

I decided to grab myself a few new makeup brushes. I’m rather lazy when it comes to washing my brushes so I bought extra ones for when I’m extra lazy and don’t wash them when I should. I picked up the Real Techniques Flawless Base Set from Boots for £10.99, it was half price which is fantastic. Comes with 4 brushes which include the buffing brush, contour brush, square foundation brush and the small detail brush. I’m an avid fan of the Real Techniques brushes and I do always try and pick up them when they’re on sale. I especially like this set because it comes with the brush cup which is ideal to store your brushes in! You can pick them up from Amazon as well at discounted pricing which is fantastic.

Their brushes are excellent quality for drugstore pricing and I love that they have introduced more expensive brushes such as the bold metals brushes. The brushes are always so soft, they blend products like a dream and they clean brilliantly. What more could you want? 

I also picked up some eye shadow brushes from Amazon, they were at a bargain at £3 for 12 brushes. They were recommended amongst the blogging community for the fact that they are crazy affordable and they are so fluffy, soft and the quality is fairly decent for the price. I honestly thought they were going to be a sham and awful but honestly, they’re decent and do the job well. Bargain buy of the year I think.

I was having a little look in New Look and I come across a suede biker jacket and fell totally in love with it. However, I didn’t buy it for weeks because 1. I didn’t know if I would ever wear it and 2. Not knowing how to style it. So, when I come across it again on the website I bit the bullet an bought it anyway because well, treat yo’self ladies.

So like I said, it’s a suede biker jacket in the colour stone. It’s more of a beige tone and I’m not gonna lie, I love it. I’ve had leather jackets in the past but I never wore them because I always felt like I looked odd in it, so I donated it to charity. I personally don’t think I look nice in leather and I feel strange and I feel so much better in the suede jacket. I find that I can match it with so many outfits (Pinterest is my go-to for style inspo). I paid £39.99 and it’s perfect for nights out and day looks during the autumn and winter months.

I needed some new trainers to head back to uni in and I went ahead and purchased a new pair of low top converse. I love converse for nights out or even day wear, they’re such fashionable and practical shoes that last such a long time. I’ve had my last pair for around 3 years now before they separated at the bottom. If you really look after them they’re fantastic and will last you a long time. I got them in white and I’m feeling quite brave with them. I’m really hoping I can keep these ones clean!

I visited Carmarthen during August and got very excited to see that my new little town has a Lush store! So obviously I went in and treated myself to some bath bombs. I purchased my all time favourite, I Kyle baby bot bath bomb, this is my favourite ever and whenever I have a bath in it I just feel so much softer and more relaxed. I went with the  rocket science bath bomb and it’s made my skin feel so incredibly soft and fresh. It also really helped to relax me and make me feel so happy and healthy minded. 

I also bought some basic black skinny jeans because when can ever have too many, right? These were £9 from primark and they sit lovely. 

I went ahead to Superdrug during the 3 for 2 offer and bought several little bits to add to my collection. The Collection lasting perfection concealer is an all time favourite and for £4.19 you can’t go wrong! It’s got full coverage and such a lovely colour to highlight the under eyes. 

I also repurchased the Collection contour stick in shade 1, this was also around £4 and it’s the perfect grey toned shade to contour the cheek bones with. The consistency is lovely and it’s so blendable, it’s easy to  built as well which is what I love the most about it. 

Lastly, I had my eye on the new Rimmel liquid lipsticks and I bought mine in the coral shade. These are £5.99 and I’ve heard nothing but good things about them. I honestly feel like this lipstick was the best purchase of all. It’s so creamy when applied and it’s so lightweight which makes it an absolute dream to wear. Lovely colour and the formula is right up there with some of the best. 

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With love, Beth x