Liebster Blog Award


RULES:1. Post eleven facts about yourself.2. Answer the eleven questions provided by the person who nominated you and then create an eleven-question set for the next group of nominees.3. Choose eleven people to nominate and link them in the post.4. Let your nominees know they've been tagged - and no tag-backs! 5. Nominate blogs under 200 followers.

I was very kindly nominated by Mollie Louise from http://mollylouiseblogs.blogspot.co.uk/, thanks so much! (and remember to check out her blog!)
11 Facts About Me
1) Painting my nails is my favourite way to relax.
2) I'm always watching a tv series on Netflix, it's my favourite way to spend my free time. (Rn I'm re watching Desperate Housewives.)
3) I pretty much exclusively wear black shoes.
4) I was a huge Barbie girl when I was younger and still own all my dolls.
5) I plan to move out of Northern Ireland when I'm older.
6) I will never tire of watching Disney movies - especially Tangled.
7) Purple is my favourite colour.
8) I love looking through actual printed out photographs.
9) Leaving school was such a relief and I already feel like a happier person.
10) When I'm reading a book I have to finish within a day or 2.
11) I wore a brace for almost a year and a half.
Mollie Louise's Questions
1) Favourite movie?
Oh god I have so many.. Clueless, Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You and Bring it On.
2) What are your guilty pleasures?
Owning all the Mary-Kate and Ashley movies on DVD and watching them quite regularly - no shame.
3) Worst habit?
Playing with my hair for sure.
4) What is your most prized possession?
A little locked box I have full of old photographs and meaningful jewellery I've been given :)
5)What is your most embarrassing moment?
Nothing specific comes to mind but I'm a pretty clumsy person and I'm always making a fool out of myself.
6) Favourite takeaway meal?
McDonalds double cheeseburger, chips, coke and sweet and sour sauce<3 Although a pepperoni pizza and garlic dip from Dominoes is a very close second.
7) If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
Ok obviously I would wish for world peace etc but these are my selfish, silly answers.
Definitely that I could meet all my favourite youtubers, like SDK and all the American beauty gurus.
That I could dance the way I think I can in my mind. Because in my head I am a fabulous dancer but that's not exactly what other people see...
Finally that I could travel anywhere, anytime without having to actually do the travel bit of sitting on a plane or whatever.
8) Any strange talents?
I can balance a spoon on my nose...
9) What one word would you use to describe yourself?
Fabulous... (only joking I just love that word)
10) What is your favourite childhood television programme?
Oh there's so many but I really loved Totally Spies.
11) You are hugry and you go to the fridge, what do you pick up to munch on?
I have a real thing for coleslaw, I could eat it all day.

My Questions
1) Favourite pizza topping?
2) Are you more of a cat or dog person?
3) Biggest fear?
4) What job did you want to do when you were younger?
5) Summer or Winter?
6) If you could visit anywhere, where would you go?
7) Favourite Disney Princess?
8) Who do you most look up to? Celebrity or not.
9) Who is your favourite blogger right now?
10) If you could date anyone, who would you choose?
11) A super simple one to finish - what is your favourite colour?
Who I Nominate
Elise - http://juicyjottings.blogspot.co.uk/
Elizabeth - http://elizabethvasquezreveals.blogspot.co.uk/
Laura - http://beautysaveuk.blogspot.co.uk/
(a tonne of blogs I love have already been tagged)

Love this post idea, really sharing the love and has introduced me to some new, amazing blogs!!
Hope you guys enjoyed!
Love, Julie xx


Summer Songs

 Since it's now summer and I have a little bit more time get ready I like to put on my Spotify and chill in the mornings. (or whenever I eventually get up..) I thought I'd just share some of the songs Ive been listening to non stop recently, some are relatively new and some a throwbacks.
After seeing The Fault in Our Stars a couple weeks back I've since been listening to this song a tonne, such a great, up beat, happy type of song.
After hearing a tiny bit of this song on a Gabriel Conte vine and having it stuck in my head I had to find out what song it was. Since then this is the first song I put on when I'm getting ready, its so damn catchy! It also has a Spongebob reference and who doesn't love Spongebob.
I just think this song is kind of bad ass and I don' normally listen to stuff like this, so yeah.
Yes, I'm still listening to this and I'm still not sick of it.
5 Seconds of Summer are definitely one of my favourite bands and all their songs are super catchy but I've replayed this song a lot and I'm still not sick of it. Don't Stop is also becoming one of my favs.
This is just such a cute song with a super catchy and infectious chorus.
After watching Les Twins dance videos for hours one night on Youtube I became obsessed with this song as they dance to it sometimes. I also then noticed that Connor Franta uses it as his outro on his videos. It's just such a cool song I'll never get tired of hearing.
Just because it's a classic.
What songs have you been listening to recently?
Hope you guys enjoyed!
Love, Julie xx


Review | Longchamp Le Pliage Large Shopper

So it was my 18th birthday not too long ago at the end of April and my mum very kindly got me the Longchamp Le Pliage Large Shopper in Pink as part of my present. I had been eyeing this bag for quite some time and after finally owning one I now see why everyone and their mother has one.

 These bags are a little pricey with this one being £68, but since using it almost everyday since getting it I can honestly say they are worth every penny. I chose this amazing bright pink colour which is a lot brighter in person, but I thought this was the perfect colour for the Spring/Summer time. The bag itself is made form nylon which makes it easy to clean, also super lightweight so it doesn't break your arm after wearing it all day. It can hold a change of clothing easily along with all the other crap I carry in my bag which makes it incredible useful. However if you prefer bags with various compartments or pockets this may not be for you since the bag has one large section with only one small pocket. The handles are made from beautiful leather which is amazing quality and very sturdy. Another reason why this bag is so popular is the fact it can be easily folded and stored making it perfect for travel!
If you're considering purchasing a Longchamp Le Pliage I say go for it - you definitely won't regret it!
What do you think about Longchamp Le Pliage bags?
Hope you guys enjoyed!
Love, Julie xx


Everyday Summer Makeup Routine | 2014

I thought I'd do an updated everyday summer makeup routine since I did one about this time last year HERE, but I've since discovered quite a few new products.
Ok, so heads up but I do my makeup in a really weird order and I'm going to go through the products in that order so, sorry guys...

First up I do eyeshadow and for that I use my Urban Decay Naked palette. (Before I apply some Urban Decay Primer Potion to help the shadows to last all day but it's just a little sample I got.) Basically I mix 'virgin' and 'sin' and apply that all over my lids. Next I again mix 'naked' and 'buck' and put that through my crease. Finally I take 'darkhorse' and apply it to the outer third of my lid and my crease to help darker everything up, I also drag a small amount under my eye instead of using eyeliner.
After I apply my actually face makeup. I use the Rimmel London Hide the Blemish concealer on any spots or particularly bad redness. Next I use the Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream which is very new after MarissaLace raved about it. It contains salicylic acid which basically helps prevent acne. It's a super lovely lightweight cream with a great amount of coverage and I can't even feel it on my skin, perf! Finally I pop a little bit of the Maybelline Fit Me concealer under my eyes for a little bit more coverage there.
^that's the little UD primer
I'm all about improving my eyebrow game and the Benefit Browzings brow shaping kit is amazing. It's such a fool proof, easy way of getting pretty good looking brows. Before putting on mascara I always curl my lashes (which I forgot to photograph..) but it seriously makes such a difference in my opinion. I've recently been loving the Maybelline waterproof Big Eyes mascara which is amazing! I mention both these products in a previous post HERE, talking about my current beauty favs.
As you can see sadly my NYC Mosaic Bronzer smashed but I'm still using it until I find another one I love. So I just use my bronzer to contour my cheeks, temples and jaw. I use my Hervana Benefit Box Powder to just add a little bit of colour back into my face as it's a really natural, light pink colour. For lip colour I like to keep things super simple by using the Maybelline Baby Lips in 'Cherry Me', it's a shear red colour which adds the perfect amount of colour for everyday. It's also really moisturising and is super easy to apply on the go.
The 2nd photo here are just the brushes I use everyday, mainly Real Technique brushes as they're amazing quality but are such great prices. My favourite atm is the buffing brush which I use to apply my BB cream all over my face.
(cringey selfie)
Ps. Didn't realise just how many Maybelline products I've been using, not intentional, sorry!
What are your essential summer makeup items?
Hope you guys enjoyed!
Love, Julie xx