Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

So guys apologies for being do M.I.A.. I promise to blog much more regularly in the new year...
I have recently rediscovered my love for the Olsen twins. I honestly don't know why I ever forgot about them but anyway. I've spent a lot of my time just looking at their clothing and photoshoots and adoring them and their style. (I may have also watched some of their movies in the process, no shame)
As everyone knows MK and Ashley Olsen have many different fashion lines and are inspirations to many people all over the world and from a very young age. Thankfully their style has developed and improved as they have grown up. Both girls are known for huge handbags and sunglasses along with over sized jumpers and shirts. But Mary-Kate is a lot more grunge-y where as Ashley is a little more girly and feminine. They both rock the boho-chic style that was first made popular in Britain by people like Kate Moss.
The main reason for me writing this post was to share my love for one particular outfit.
For some reason this outfit is pure perfection to me.
What is your opinion on the Olsen twins styles?
Hope you guys enjoyed this post!
Love, Julie xx


Youtube Style Crush | SarahBelle93x

So from the title some people may think this is a little bit of a weird post.. But I watch a lot of different youtubers especially the beauty and fashion ones as it’s a great way of getting fashion inspiration and finding out about great new products as well as getting real peoples opinion on them.
One girl whose style I have been in love with for a long time is SarahBelle93x. If you have never watched any of her videos I urge you too go right now and watch some because you will fall in love with her, just like me..
Her fashion sense is very put together and her wardrobe seems to consist of a lot of simple pieces which makes them easy to pair together. The way Sarah tends to pull an outfit together and make them more playful and fun is by accessories. By adding a scarf or large chunky necklace it adds more colour and seems like the way Sarah incorporates the latest trends into her outfit. And who can forget her ‘armcandy’, layering different fun bracelets with a staple watch.
 I think the reason Sarh's clothes look so great is because she has learnt what suits her body shape and even though her clothing items are simple the cut of them really flatters her body!
 One other way Sarah really sets off an outfit is by wearing classic prints like stripes and cheetah, and as they are classic they won’t ever really go out of fashion so you definitely get your moneys worth out of the item you buy.
And if you want to channel a little bit of Sarahbelle93x into your wardrobe all you need to do is wear something Lilly Pulitzer, watch her videos and you’ll understand.
Hopefully this post will inspire some people to check out some people on youtube and maybe find someone whose style you really love? Not all fashion inspiration has to come from magazines and runways..
Hope you guys enjoyed this post, and don't forget to check out and subscribe to SarahBelle93x!
Love, Julie xx


Celebrity Style Crush | Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has been everywhere recently and it’s made me realise just how much I adore her style. I’m a huge fan of girly put together outfits with a touch of vintage and Taylor pulls it off beautifully.
Taylor is a huge fan of cute summer dresses which flatter her frame, pairing them with strappy flats or brogues. She gets the perfect balance between wearing dresses while keeping them casual for everyday wear.
Recently I have also seen her in cropped trousers, lightweight jumpers and brogues which is the perfect outfit for fall!
 Brown leather satchel type bags are an outfit staple for Taylor, they add that vintage touch to any outfit but look effortless and casual and are still the perfect size to hold everything you would need.
And who hasn’t noticed her new staple hairstyle of her hair pulled back into a ponytail with her fringe and pairing this with a perfect red lip. Could she be any more chic and classic?
Does anyone else have a little bit of a crush on Taylor Swift’s style?
Also don't forget to check out her new video for Begin Again!
Hope you guys enjoyed this post!
Love, Julie xx


Favourite Fall Lipsticks

As you can see from my previous blog posts I am excited for autumn far too early especially since the weather in Northern Ireland has been surprising nice recently so I haven't been able to bring out my autumn clothes yet.. But today I thought I'd let you guys know what my favourite lip colours are to wear from my collection in the fall time.
My first choice was, of course, a red lipstick. A colour every girl must own and a staple for autumn/winter. Mine is Avon’s Ultra Colour Rich Mega Impact Lipstick in the colour Really Rosy. It is a beautiful slightly dark red colour, with a little bit of shimmer. It also is slightly glossy so you need to wear a gloss over the top!
The next colour is another Avon lipstick but unfortunately this range of lipsticks have been discontinued but I had to include it! The colour is Mauviest, it’s a mauve colour (obviously) but has a little bit of pink in it. It’s a cream kind of finish which I like as I wear this lipstick very casually.
My favourite lipstick probably out of my whole collection is Rimmel London’s Moisture Renew Lipstick in Vintage Pink. This is very similar to the previous colour only this is more purple toned rather than pink. These feel great on your lips and have a similar finish to the last lipstick also.
One of my lighter coloured lipsticks for autumn that I like to wear is MAC’s Matte finish lipstick in Please Me. It’s a beautiful medium pink colour which looks great matte or with a gloss over the top.
Finally this is a colour that I have recently fallen in love with! It is a Revlon Crème Gloss in Fiercely Fushsia, its stay put all day without fail but it does feel a little sticky on the lips but personally I don’t really mind that! I still haven’t found the confidence to wear it super bright but I’ve been applying a little onto the middle of my lips then blending it.
What are your favourite fall lipsticks?
Hope you guys enjoyed this post!
Love, Julie x


The Hunger Games

So yes I am aware I am a little late jumping onto this band wagon but better late than never, right? So like many other people I have developed quite a large obsession with The Hunger Games… This may seem like a little bit of a weird and rambly post but I need to vent my feelings towards this rather magnificent triology somewhere!
I’m letting you know now beforehand that this post may include some spoilers so I would advise you to stop reading if you are currently reading the books and don’t want to spoil it for yourself (you have been warned!)
Please give me some feed back on these points I am going to mention so I know  I’m not the only crazy person who feels so strongly about them or if I am just a very hard person to please…
This may be an extreme comment to make but – anyone else disappointed with the ending..? Don’t get me wrong it was an amazing trilogy but, seriously, it deserved a better, much more descriptive ending in my opinion?
And honestly I was truly heart broken when Finnick was killed, it was so sudden then forgotten about when I felt he became a character the reader connected with so much.. Then as if that wasn’t enough heart ache, Prim being killed.. I almost couldn’t contain my anger when this happened!
Personally I also didn’t like that Gale and Katniss’ mother just left and we never really heard what happened to them at the end. Overall though – and minus these few heart breaking moments, the books are now, without a doubt, the best books I have ever read and it will be very hard in my opinion for anything else to ever beat them. As long as the movies stay true to the books and they do as good a job at casting the other characters as they did in the first movie (Josh Hutcherson <3) then I believe I could now have my new favourite movies of all time too!
If you haven’t already read the books and STRONGLY advise you to do so as I promise that you will not be disappointed.
Only 1 year and 2 months to wait until Catching Fire hits the cinemas!
Are you as excited for it as I am?
Love, Julie x


Simple Skincare Moisturisers

Today I thought I'd let you guys know about some products which have really helped my skin.About 5 months ago I started using a lot of the Simple Skincare range and it has really changed my skin for the better.
First I'll tell you a little about my skin type, I have extremely dry skin and I can sometimes get gross, dry, flakey patches on my face. I don't have particularly bad spot-prone skin but I do break out every now and then.
In this post I am just going to talk about the moisturisers I have tried. I switched to Simples Kind to Skin, Vital Vitamin Day and Night Cream a while back and since then I haven't had any dry patches and some of the redness around my nose and cheeks has gone away!
The day cream is great as it sinks into my skin super quick but it still leaves my skin feeling hydrated. Whereas the nigth cream claims to 'restore and replenish skin throughout the night' which I totally think it does! You can feel it on your skin for a lot longer than the day cream.
About 2 weeks ago I repurchased the night cream but I tried a new day cream. I decided to try the Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser and so far I really like it. The consistency isn't as thick as the other day cream but it still does a good job at moisturising my skin.

The Kind to Skin Vital Vitamin Day/ Night Cream both retail for £5.60 each
The Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser retails for £3.79
But all Simple Skincare is currently on 3 for 2 in Boots

Let me know if you guys have ever tried any of the Simple Skincare
Also keep a look out for other posts coming on other products in the Simple Skincare range.
Hope you guys enjoyed!
Love, Julie x


Statement Stud Earrings

Recently I have a new found obsession and that is large stud earrings! I personally like the look of dangle earrings but I don’t like to wear them everyday so large studs are just as eye catching as dangle earrings but look a lot more casual and are great for everyday wear.
 This first pair are large white triangles which I thought would be great in the fall with other colours like burgundy and mustards. They were from Dorothy Perkins and were originally £5 but were reduced to £2 (bargain!)
I got this second pair for my birthday last year but I believe they were from NV probably for about £3. I like these during the summer as they fit in with the whole nautical theme that is always a huge trend each year.
The silvery/gunmetal coloured flower studs are from Primark and it was a 2 pack for £1.50. I like wearing these with quite a plain outfit as I feel like they add a lot.
The last pair are lilac triangles, also from Dorothy Perkins and were originally £4 but, again were reduced to just £1!!  I’ve probably worn these most out of all of the earrings as I think they are the perfect size. And since they aren’t one solid colour I feel they go with more things and don’t make as much of a statement.
I have also fallen in love with wearing my hair in a top nought and wearing large stud earrings. It looks like you put so much effort into your hair but really it takes 2 seconds and the large earrings make the whole thing look so put together!
What are your thoughts on large stud earrings?
Hope you guys enjoyed this!
Love, Julie x


Loving: Soap and Glory, The Righteous Butter

Up until recently I still had never owned any Soap and Glory products (I know shocking right?) But when my mum heard they were on 3 for 2 in Boots she went a bit crazy and decided to treat me and got my some things, yay! For one of the products, I decided to choose The Righteous Butter as I have extremely dry skin and this seemed like a great body butter.
I was totally right! The body butter includes softening shea butter and aloe vera which makes my skin feel wonderfully hydrated without leaving a greasy feel on my skin so you can definitely put this on in the morning and not worry about putting clothes on straight afterwards. It also has Soap and Glorys signature Pink fragrance which lingers on your skin for the whole day!
After having a shower I put the body butter on while my skin is still slightly damp as it helps it sink into the skin and locks in the moisture form the water.
For a 300ml tub from Boots it costs £10.50 which I know some people may find a bit expensive but Soap and Glory is regularly on a 3 for 2 offer and around Christmas time Soap and Glory do great gift sets!
I definitely recommend this body moisturizer if you have dry skin or just want something a little more luxurious with a great smelling scent.

Keep your eyes peeled for more reviews on other Soap and Glory products I have tried and loved!
Let me know if yous recommend any Soap and Glory products or any other great body butters!
Hope you guys enjoyed this post!
Love, Julie x


How I Dip-Dyed My Hair Pink!

So for my first official beauty related post I thought I would talk about how I dip-dyed my hair! I decided to colour the ends of my hair pink for the summer, this is great way to make your hair super fun and colourful for summer but is easy to cut out once you get bored with it or need to go back to school :’(
I have dark hair so I decided to bleach my hair first but for a more subtle look you can just apply the coloured dye directly onto your hair if it is dark.
I bought a pack of 5 sachets of powder bleach from superdrug for £3.99 then the cream peroxide to mix with it for £1.69. I spilt my hair into a middle parting and plaited both sides then tied my hair with a hair tie where I wanted the dye to stop. I then applied the bleach and covered it with tinfoil. I found the easiest way the apply the bleach was by using an old comb to make sure I covered my entire hair with the dye.
After around 40minutes I rinsed the bleach out of my hair and towel dried it so it was still partly damp. My hair wasn’t completely blonde, more of a yellowy/blonde but I was too impatient to wait the entire hour but I knew the pink dye would cover it so it wasn’t a problem! At this stage I took my hair out of the plaits and put my hair back into its normal parting so I could see if I wanted to dye any higher pieces around my face.
After all the bleach was finished I split my hair into 2 low pony tails (so it was easier to work with) and applied the pink dye anywhere that was blonde. I found this part was easiest just using my hand with a glove on to make sure I got every bit of hair with the pink dye. The pink dye I used was by a brand called Paint Box and was in the colour ‘pretty flamingo', it was £8.95 and I purchased it from a hair dressers called Trade Secret. I then wrapped my hair in tinfoil again and left the dye on for around 15 minutes. I simply washed my hair after the time and dried it as usual.
If you would like anymore information on how I dip-dyed my hair leave comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them.
Hope you guys enjoyed this!
Love, Julie x 


And so it begins...


So yeah, I thought I’d make my very first post here a little introduction to who I am and what this blog will be about.
I’m Julie, I'm 16 and live in the Uk. I started this blog to share with everyone my love for everything fashion and beauty related as I may have a little bit of an obsession (sorry I’m not sorry!)
I will be posting things like OOTDs, NOTD’s, reviews and perhaps other more random posts on things I’ve just generally been loving!(Books or TV shows I've been loving)
So stay tuned for some fun and interesting posts to come!!
Love, Julie x