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In this day and age every single person and their Nan has a Tinder profile, well maybe not your Nan but probably your sister. We all love to judge people’s looks and swipe our way to high self esteem, that little pride when you match with the super hot boy who is only 8km away – result.

During my time swiping I’ve learnt a few things and I bet you’ve experienced them too.
1. How far is 14km?
Us Brits struggle with this mathematical equation trying to work out how many miles is km and where could this person potentially live based on this. Time to hop onto Google.

2. The hottie with no personality.
You’ve dribbled over their photos, shown your mum to see if she approves and planned what you’ll wear on your first date but then they ruin it by being the most boring person you’ve ever encountered. I’m talking ‘what you up to?’ ‘oh nothing, just chilling.’ Conversation over.

3. ‘Tinder doesn’t send me notifications, can I take your number?’
Or any other awkward excuse to ask for your number. Tinder does send you notifications and you do use this often because you messaged me 0.005 seconds after we matched. Just straight up ask.

4. The overuse of the infamous monkey emojis
Nothing kills a compliment like the feature of a monkey emoji. You’re a grown man put the monkeys away please.

5. The false age
Due to everyone signing up for facebook before the required age it’s quite often you click on a ’22 year old’s’ profile because they’re attractive and it turns out they’re actually 17. Now you feel like a cradle snatcher and need a steaming hot shower to wash off all the nasty.

6. The awkward match with someone you know IRL
We’ve all done it, you see that guy/girl that works in your local Spoons and you think ‘shall I swipe right? Just to see’, because you’re intrigued about whether they think you’re attractive or not. So you swipe right and 9 times out of 10 they’ve done it too and hey presto you can never go in that pub again.

7. There will always be people that open with the line ‘sit on my face’
The most common of the opening lines used by sleezebags. I’m all for a cheesy chat up line to get the ball rolling, that’s all fun and games but the statement ‘sit on my face’ has no possible reply when coming from someone you’ve never met. As a result you never speak to this person again, unless it’s politely telling them where to go of course.

8. You will eventually see one of your friends’ other halves on tinder
It will be awful and you won’t know what to do. I like to swipe right and check just how much of an arse they really are before writing up a full report on why my friend needs to leave them.

9. No one ever looks the same in real life as in photos
It’s a known fact. Most people will look worse in real life, I know I do. My advice would be unless you find them insanely attractive in photos you probably won’t find them attractive if you ever get to the point of meeting them.

10. Lastly, the worst of all… The accidental left swipe
No one in the history of tinder has never not swiped left on someone that they find incredibly attractive after having swiped left on countless people. It’s routine, you’re out of control and swiping too fast and then you catch a glimpse of this gorgeous person but it’s too late, your thumb has already completed the left swipe motion. It’s game over.

Hello my lovelies, it’s that time again (you can see my previous liebster award here) I was nominated by the oh so lovely Sinead, who runs loveyourselfbeautyblog to do the tag this time so let’s get started.

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The Liebster award allows bloggers to show their support for other bloggers by nominating them to participate. It is a fab way to show recognition and connect with each other.

The rules are:

1. Tag the blogger that nominated you and Thank them. Thank you once again, Sinead.
2. Answer the questions the blogger has given you.
3. Nominate 11 bloggers for the award.
4. Give those bloggers 11 questions to answer.

So, let’s do this…

1. What’s your go to lip colour?

Definitely nude, I adore a red lipstick but on a day to day basis I tend to reach for nude lipsticks the most.

2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I am really bad at answering these questions… In 5 years, I’ll be 25 so hopefully I may have met someone nice, have a job I love and just be generally happy but I have no idea what my life will look like.

3. What do you do to relax?

I like to have a nice bath, watch my favourite TV show (Grey’s Anatomy) or work on my blog.

4. Night in or Night out?

Night in definitely, my partying phase is long gone… I’m so old before my time.

5. If you could only use one beauty product for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Most likely foundation, I’m not sure how I would cope without filling in my brows but face has some scarring on it so foundation is essential for me to feel even semi-confident.

6. What is your favourite meal?

Hmm, I would have to say Shepherds Pie but with sliced potatoes not mashed.

7. What is your favourite high street clothing store?

I’ve recently been loving New Look.

8. What is your favourite film?

I have a few but if I had to pick it would be The Dark Knight or Skyfall.

9. Who is your style icon?

Probably Ashley Benson or Tanya Burr.

10. What do you enjoy most about blogging?

The freedom it allows. You’re able to express yourself in whichever way you please!

11. If you could buy anything today, what would it be?
Definitely a rose gold Macbook, such heart eyes emoji over this! Imagine the blog photos, oh my life.
I nominate:
Here are my questions for you lovely ladies:
1. What’s your current go to product?
2. If you could only eat 1 food for the rest of your life what would it be?
3. What do you find most difficult about blogging?
4. What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
5. Would you rather spend more money on clothes or make up?
6. If you could tell your younger self one thing what would it be?
7. What’s your favourite thing to do to cheer yourself up?
8. What was your dream job when you were younger? Is it still your dream job?
9. What’s your favourite post you’ve done? Post a link so we can check it out!
10. What are your top 3 TV shows?
11. Other than blogging, what’s your favourite hobby?

Hope you ladies enjoy!

Until next time I’m back off down the rabbit hole.

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Hello my lovelies, today I thought we’d talk about my handbag essentials that I carry around with me everyday along with all the other junk I store inside my bag.

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My bag is from LYDC and I really wish I had a name to give you guys but I got it in the sale at a local department store and can’t find it on the website. Sorry for being awful. Now, let’s have a nosy at what I carry around with me.

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Ted Baker Mint Body Spray – I absolutely adore this scent, I actually got it as a Christmas gift from my Uncle and was not expecting to love it so much. I like to carry this around in my handbag for those days when I forget my perfume, or if I’m wearing this fragrance that day then for a nice top up! It’s a very feminine scent which is floral but musky at same time by the addition of vanilla, for those of you that are interested.

Nude lipstick – I always have a nude lipstick in my bag because it’s what I tend to wear most days so it’s always to hand if I need to reapply. The one pictured is Mac’s Honeylove, which is one of my absolute favourites as it’s ultra matte which I adore.

Red lipstick – There appears to be a lipstick theme forming… I always like to carry a red lipstick with me as it’s perfect for turning a look from day to night. I carry mine around with me all the time just in case I go out after work on a last minute date etc, I mean it rarely happens but it’s good to be prepared! The lipstick pictured is Clinique’s Pop Lip Colour in Cherry Pop.

Powder + Brush– Essential for touch ups so that I’m not walking around looking like a disco ball with all that shine. I’m currently on the hunt for a new powder so any recommendations then please let me know!

Blogger Journal – I adore this journal, it’s perfect for bloggers (as the name would suggest) and has everything you need in one place. I like to carry mine with me wherever I go for when I have random bursts of inspiration. You can grab yours here.

Other handbag essentials that aren’t pictured, as they seemed rather boring and unphotogenic: my purse, a box of paracetamol (just in case), a drink – I must have a drink on me at all times or I panic(!), chewing gum, an extra hair band, my sunglasses (which wouldn’t have been boring to photograph I just forgot, ooops) and finally 3 weeks worth of rubbish and receipts because I’m an awful person.

What are your handbag essentials? Do you hoard rubbish in your bag like me?

Until next time, I’m back off down the rabbit hole.

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Hello my lovelies, today I thought I’d update you all with my current skincare routine. I like to keep it simple but effective and the three products I’ll be sharing with you today allow me to do this.

I wouldn’t want to talk about a skincare routine until I had tried and tested it myself to see how well it really does work. I’ve been using these products for about 6 weeks now and have really been enjoying the results. I personally have oily, fairly sensitive skin and am very prone to breakouts. For pretty much all of my teenage years I suffered with acne and still get a few hideous blemishes far more often than I’d like. Whilst using these products I have definitely seen a massive improvement in this.

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First up I use La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Micellar Water to remove my make up. The only problem I have with this is to take off my whole face of make up I have to use quite a large amount of product. However, after 6 weeks use I’ve still got way over half a 200ml bottle left. It dissolves the make up really well and although I wouldn’t say it removes every single particle it certainly does a great job. I’ve definitely seen some great results since I started using this product to take off my make up and my breakouts are far less common.

How La Roche-Posay describe the product:

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Micellar Water is for people with oily, imperfection and blemish-prone skin. Suitable for sensitive skin.

Gently cleanses the skin by eliminating impurities and excess sebum while leaving the skin feeling clean and fresh.

The micellar water is £12 for a 200ml bottle from feelunique which is fairly pricey considering the Garnier one is £4.99 from Boots, for double the product, so considering the massive price difference I may try this one before repurchasing.

Step two is where I bring in my Toleraine Dermo-Cleanser (also by La Roche-Posay) to remove any product that the micellar water has left behind. What I love about this product is that you don’t even have to rinse it off, that part is entirely optional. The bottle states that rinsing is optional but to make sure you pat (not rub) your face dry after use. This makes it the ultimate cleanser for a lazy girl.

How La Roche-Posay describe the product:

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser is ideal for daily cleansing of dry, sensitive or intolerant skin, gently removing make-up without leaving skin feeling uncomfortable. Contains glycerine and La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water. Strict formula charter to help minimise the risk of intolerance.

Gently cleanses to remove impurities and make-up, whilst hydrating the skin. Soothes, repairs and softens skin without causing discomfort. With limited ingredients, the Toleriane range is ideal for intolerant skin.

The formula is of the same consistency of a milk and always leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft. In the 6 weeks I’ve been using this product I’ve noticed that my skin looks far less irritated which is always a bonus in my book! Just like the micellar water the bottle I have is 200ml – available for £12.50 from feelunique – which I can see lasting me a lifetime. One small bit goes a very long way with this product which is never something I’d complain about. With this in mind, I would say is to be careful with how much you do use otherwise it may make your skin feel rather greasy. I will definitely be repurchasing this when I do eventually run out.

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My final step is L’Oreal Pure Zone Moisturiser (the anti-regreasing variety) which I bought on a complete whim because my moisturiser was running out and this was on sale in my local chemist. I’d done absolutely no research and just hoped for the best. I definitely got the best I could’ve hoped for. I picked this gem up for £1.50 down from about £4.50 I believe… The only issue with this moisturiser is that I haven’t actually to find it anywhere other than my local chemist apart from someone trying to rip people off on Amazon selling it for £24 a pop.

How L’Oreal describe the product:

Specically developed for combination and oily skin, it provides lasting hydration and combines anti-regreasing effectiveness with an instant result of smoother and more even skin.

This product uses Pore Target technology: a concentration of active ingredients is transported more deeply, to act where they are needed most, at the heart of the proves. 

Anyway, this moisturiser is pretty much perfect for me. As I mentioned before, I have oily skin which is the skin type that this moisturiser is designed for, along with combination skin. The product definitely helps mattify my skin without causing my skin to dry out and tighten. Although I wouldn’t say there has been a massive difference in my pores since starting this moisturiser 2 months ago they definitely have minimised slightly. I can’t expect miracles. As L’Oreal said, my skin is definitely smoother and more even.

For me, the downfall of this product is it’s smell. It smells rather clinical and in my opinion has the slight scent of men’s shaving foam. It’s not ideal but I’m willing to sacrifice the smell of a product if it has some great benefits to it. If you have oily or combination skin and can get your hands on this beauty I would definitely recommend it.

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think? If not, what skincare product do you swear by?

Until next time I’m back off down the rabbit hole.

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