What’s New In 2016?

What's New In 2016-

I’ve been seeing a lot of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ and ‘2016 Blogging Goals’ posts recently, and I thought that I should do my take on this theme. I don’t often set goals for my blog; I just prefer to write when I have something to say. Also, I tend not to make New Year’s Resolutions – if I want to change something I don’t feel like I need to wait until New Year to do it.

So, what’s going on with the blog this year?

To be honest, I’m not really sure; probably more of the same! I’m still finding my feet with the whole blogging thing, and there might be a few changes in the way that I write things. The main change is that I’m probably only going to do one post a week, at least for the moment – I have a lot of work to do for university, and I do have to start planning for what I’m going to do next.

You see, this is my final year at university; my graduation is the 1st July – that’s less than six months away! I have enjoyed my degree, but I’ve recently come to realise that I don’t want to work in that area. So I’m kinda lost and not sure what I want to do. Which is why my blog has become less of a focus for me – I just don’t have as much time to work on it as I would like to in order to make my posts as good as they can be.

I would like to start doing new types of posts, but I don’t really know where to go with them; if you guys have anything that you would like me to talk about or do, then please tell me!

Best wishes for the New Year to you all,

Hope you all have a beautiful day,

Becca x

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Beauty Gifts I got for Christmas

I was very lucky to get a lot of makeup and other beauty products for Christmas this year – I wasn’t expecting to get this much! This is just a list of everything I got; I haven’t had the chance to try it all out yet, so reviews will be coming in the future!

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  • BareMinerals Original SPF15 foundation (fairly light)
  • BareMinerals Original Mineral Veil
  • BareMinerals All-Over Face Colour (warmth)
  • BareMinerals SPF20 concealer (summer bisque)
  • BareMinerals blush (sweet romance)
  • BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie buttercream (sassy sorbet)
  • BareMinerals Prime Time primer
  • BareMinerals The Regal Wardrobe palette
  • BareMinerals Full Flawless Face brush
  • BareMinerals Flawless Face brush
  • BareMinerals Max Coverage Concealer brush
  • Lamora 7 pieces Eye Brush Set
  • Soigné nail lacquer (truffe)
  • Philip Kingsley One More Day dry shampoo
  • Rituals Ginkgo’s Secret Caring Hand Balm
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream
  • Lord & Berry Silhouette Neutral lip liner
  • Gucci Bamboo perfume

I’ve never tried any of these before, so tell me what you think of them is you have! What did you guys get for Christmas?

Hope you all have a beautiful day,

Becca x

Mini Mani Month – Day 24

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Dream big. Sparkle more. Shine bright.

Last day today, which means that it’s the big one! A full sized exclusive shade: Rom Com Rouge. I think it’s the Christmassy-ist polish I’ve ever seen – red and full of glitter! I do like it, but I’m going to be honest and say that I don’t know how I’m ever going to use that much of this colour; I think it’s very seasonal, and most of the Christmas season has now passed. I just hope it’s still good to use this time next year!!!

So that’s it; my advent calendar and Mini Mani Month are over! I just want to say thank you to everyone who has read my blog over the last month (and since it started back in August). I recently reached 100 followers, and I really can’t believe that this has grown so much in such a short space of time, so thank you to everyone!

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Hope you all have a beautiful day, and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Becca x

Mini Mani Month – Day 22

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“My go-to red” – Olivia Palermo

A classic Ciaté shade today with Hutch. It is from the limited edition Olivia Palermo range that is a lot more expensive than the regular polishes. I am really excited about this as I would probably never spend that much on a nail polish, so I’m super happy that one was included in this calendar. It is a very bright red, and I already have two of those, so it might not be the most useful colour, but I do want to try it out to see if any of the new features (dual polymer mesh lock technology and volcanic glass) make any difference!

Hope you all have a beautiful day,

Becca x

Mini Mani Month – Day 21

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“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness” – Oscar de la Renta

Today’s shade is a beautiful neutral brown from the limited edition Broken Ballerina nail kit called Prima Ballerina. I have wanted this kit since it came out so I’m really excited about this one – I love these dark and moody, but chic, colours. I have also noticed that the polish from Day 17 (Shady Lady) is incredibly similar to one of the shades (Pliés Please Me) in this kit, so if you wanted to get both, you might as well get the kit!

Hope you all have a beautiful day,

Becca x

Mini Mani Month – Day 20

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“I believe in manicures” – Audrey Hepburn

This is the final nail treatment included in the calendar – Nail Gym. This treatment is designed to make your nails stronger and healthier, and can also be used as a base coat under any normal polish. I’m really excited to try out all of these new treatments, and see if they are any good – I will do a post at some point about my thoughts on the three of them, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Hope you all have a beautiful day,

Becca x

Mini Mani Month – Day 18

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Start the day with a smile and end it with Champagne

Another glittery polish today – this one is called Purple Rain-Bow. Again, I can’t find it on their website, but it seems to be very similar to their bestseller Confetti, just with a purple hue. I have to admit, the purple isn’t that obvious, but it is a nice polish that I will try out when I have occasion to!

Hope you all have a beautiful day,

Becca x

Mini Mani Month – Day 17

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Follow your dreams

Today’s shade is an amazing silver colour called Shady Lady, which again is not available on the website, however it is almost identical (I really can’t see any difference) to Fit for a Queen. I am already wearing this one, as I have a formal dinner to go to tonight and it matches my dress amazingly well! I really like this one; it’s like a polished silver metal colour when on and looks very classy.

Hope you all have a beautiful day,

Becca x