Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

I absolutely love the sea. If you know me that’s no secret. Everything about it makes me feel so happy and relaxed. Last weekend I went to Staithes with my family and it’s one of the seaside villages (relatively) near us that I love the most. We stayed in a really cute cottage which was perfect for what we needed and just chilled. I spent hours and hours just sitting on the wave breakers, reading (and shivering, it was cold!). The pub there is also one of the best I’ve ever been to, the staff are so friendly and the vibe is just so laid back and he food is AMAZING! I’ve only got a few photos from this weekend but I wanted to share them anyway as it’s such a nice place.

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I’m now back at school at wishing I was by the sea again 😦

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The Post of All Posts | India 2017

This is going to be a mammoth post of the photos I took in India so you might wanna grab something to eat because although there’s not much writing there a loaaaaaad of pics. I got very snap happy… This post includes elephants, monkeys, beautiful buildings, so many amazing colourful scarves and sarees and me looking very touristy in front of India Gate and in a Rickshaw haha!

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My Travel Makeup and Skincare | India 2017

Hey guys! I’m back (hopefully to stay) with a very summery, holiday themed post. I’m going to be telling you what I took makeup and skincare wise on my trip to India. I knew it would be really hot so it’d be basic and stripped back but I wasn’t quite prepared for how busy and therefore tired I’d be. I wore a bit in the evenings if we went out for a meal but overall I just didn’t feel like wearing that much makeup and in the end just let the sun get to my skin. I did however use all the skincare I took with me. So let’s goooooooooo…

La Roche Posay Anthelios Cream

This sun cream is so amazing. It feels like a really nice moisturizer on the skin and doesn’t leave a white cast at all which has happened when I’ve tried others. It didn’t break me out at all which is what I’m always anxious about with sun cream. It also works really well with makeup over the top and doesn’t affect it at all.

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The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

I’ve loved this moisturizer for a while but on holiday I found this really helped with sunburn and acted as an aftersun which was really good because my body after sun is so sticky which is not nice on ya face.

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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% +B5

Again this was really nice as an after sun because it’s so cooling.

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Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream (soz it’s a bit blurry)

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Nivea Sun Protect SPF 30

I didn’t actually use this a lot because I ended up buying the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream in duty free so I used that instead. It’s amazing!

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OPI Nail Lacquer ‘Go With The Lava Flow’ and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

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Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer

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MAC Studio Fix Powder

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Tanya Burr Rosy Flush Cheek Palette

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Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel

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Maybelline Colour Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow ‘On and on Bronze’

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Tanya Burr Enchanted Dream Palette

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Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

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Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick

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Hope you’ve all had an amazing summer!

Thanks for reading

Love Alice x

Just A Check In

Hey guys,

This is just a really brief post to let you know that I’m flying to India tomorrow and won’t have anyway to write or post blog posts out there (it’s a ranger trip. No phones allowed etc!) but when I get back you can bet there will be so so so many because I have so many ideas! 

Can’t wait to start writing again and I hope your summer is fab!

Thanks for reading (if anyone still is, it’s been a  while so you might have all given up on me!)

Love Alice x

Brew and Brownie

Recently I went for lunch with my Mum at Brew and Brownie in York and it was SO GOOD!! Really too good not to share on here!

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The cafe is on Lendal in York right opposite the Archive Library and Museum Gardens, which is one of my favourite areas of York. The outside of the cafe just looks so appealing and friendly, not to mention all the cakes in the window drawing me in!! I also love the shop sign and logo a lot. I didn’t get to try their American pancake stack but I’ve heard they’re so so so good and a woman next to me had one and it looked delish.

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As you can see it is beautiful inside too, I love the brick tiles, the jar lights and the rustic wood surfaces so much! The atmosphere was also lovely and the staff working there were sososo friendly.

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I had Smashed Avocado and Bacon on Sourdough Toast and Crunchie Brownie and it was IIIIINNNNCREDIBLE. I could just do with one of those brownies right now. The smashed avo was delicious and another thing I noticed, looking at my food and everyone else’s, it’s all beautifully presented. It even had fancy purple leaves on top of the smashed avo! The crunchie brownie was also delicious, so gooey and sticky which I think is how they should be. And even though they were so chocolatey they weren’t sickly. Perfect! I was also looking at the Oreo Brownies but I’ve made them before myself so I decided to go for something a bit different, but as you can see they also look amazing!

A Couple of Skin Saviours

Recently my skin has been awful with a capital A. It’s been so dry and dehydrated and I have been desperate to fix it so I’ve been hunting for things that might work.

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Bioderma Hydrabio Gel-Creme (£14)

I came across this moisturiser in a little independent pharmacy in my local town and the things it says on the tube sounded promising so I bought it. Bioderma is a brand that I have never used before but I have heard a lot of good things about their micellar waters so I thought it would be worth giving a go. The moisturisers I’ve used in the past have always been a bit meh, they were never quite right and most of them either broke me out or left my skin feeling soft but tight which I HATE! Although the moisturiser says it is for normal to combination skin, it is so so hydrating and makes my skin feel really soft, smooth and best of all, no dry patches! I also love that the tube has a pump on it, not just a squeezy tube.

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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (£6)

I have never used a serum before but I heard saw Fleur De Force talk about this brand and how it works (you can watch her video here) and I thought it sounded like what my skin might need so I gave it a go. Let me tell you, I love this stuff. Although the combination of this and the moisturiser above are what has helped my skin I reckon most of it is down to this, and it’s so affordable! It feels like I’m giving my skin a long drink when I put this on and you only need a tiny amount too! Seriously love!!

Thanks so much for reading!

 

 

 

Frustration, Feeling Trapped and Dreams and Aspirations

Recently I’ve been feeling very trapped and frustrated by school and work and the area where I live.

I live in a small village in the countryside and to get to any town it’s at least a 15 minute drive. Slight problem no. 1, I can’t drive yet. Slight problem no. 2, my parents are not a taxi service (although they do their best for clubs etc.). Slight problem no.3, there are no buses to or from my village. So you can probably see why I feel trapped. I’m sure a lot of people my age have this problem and feel frustrated so I’m not alone but at the moment all my head is screaming is I WANT TO GO SOMEWHERE, ANYWHERE, WHERE THINGS HAPPEN!

School is also making me feel trapped. Don’t get me wrong I quite enjoy school, I can see my friends, I enjoy (most) of the subjects I’m doing but I’ve been in this routine for 8 years of my life and that might not seem long but it feels agesssss and I’m honestly a bit bored of it. The work load for A-level is so much and although I was expecting it to be hard, I just have no motivation to do any of it. Par exemple, right now I should be doing my french homework or revising for mocks which are in two weeks (crap!) but I just can’t bring myself to do it. Even getting bad grades doesn’t give me a kick up the bum to get going anymore.

Another reason for feeling trapped right now is because I’m a dreamer. Always have been, always will be. At the moment the place I want to be is London. I think about it everyday and my friends and family are probably sick of hearing me talk about it but it’s where I want to be more than anything. Another big dream is to study makeup artistry and because I’m getting bored of studying what I’m studying at the moment, it leads me to constantly think about what I’d rather be doing. Another thing constantly on my mind is TRAVEL TRAVEL TRAVEL. I want to see the world so badly. I follow so many amazing Instagrammers and YouTubers who go to incredible places and I just wish I could get on a plane at the drop of a hat. Having said that, I am going to India this summer with my Ranger unit which I’m hoping will be loads of fun, watch out for a blog post coming your way!

I think that is the end of my rant/vent. I any of you feel like this, let me know, let’s have a chat about it in the comments?!

Thanks for reading

Love Alice x

A Chilled Night In

I thought I’d run you through the products I use to have a pamper night because having time to yourself to relax is really important especially if you’re feeling low after the festive season is over.

The first thing I like to do is have a bath because they are just the ULTIMATE relax, physically (so nice fore aching muscles) and mentally to just block everything out, Personally I like to watch a bit of YouTube in the bath or read a book.

In the Bath

Lush Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb

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Zoella Sugar Dip and Pretty Polished

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Out of the bath

Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion; Simple Moisturising Facial Wash; Nivea Makeup Remover; Pixi Glow Tonic; The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Lotion

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Another little treat you can add for extra pamper is some chocolate (I definitely did!)

Hope you enjoyed reading! I’m hoping to have a few more blog posts up soon and a pretty exciting on mid-February if all goes to plan!!

Thanks for reading

Love Alice x

 

 

An Update

Hey guys, sorry I haven’t posted in ages, I’ve just been so busy and weighed down with school work. A-levels are hard!! I have a blog post that I want to put out but at the moment my laptop is broken so I haven’t been able to write it or upload the photos. When that is fixed I really want to get back to my blog. I miss it! Hopefully there will be a post from me soon.

Hope you all had a great Christmas too and that you have a great New Year! Here’s to an amazing 2017!

As always, thanks for reading and your support!

Love, Alice x