Thursday, 29 January 2015

Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Blusher Stick in Onomatopeacha

I don't think there's a thing from Soap and Glory that I've tried and haven't liked. My latest pick-up from Soap and Glory was from their makeup line which I seem to be a little bit obsessed with recently. The 'Sexy Mother Blusher sticks' are gorgeous little cream blushers in a matte black twist up tube. At £9 they're a lot more affordable than higher end products which do just the same as this (I'm talking about you here Clinique chubby sticks). They currently come in 3 colours, Onomatopeacha (which I knew I had to get immediately), Berry Jamm and Pinker Belle. As ever the names are super cute and creative and they definitely match the products.

Onomatopeacha is an absolutely gorgeous coral peach shade. It looks a bit bright in the tube and swatched but when on the skin it blends to a gentle glow which looks gorgeous on any skin tone. There's not a hint of shimmer in the blusher which I love because I find when blushes have shimmer in them it just ends up looking too shiny on your cheeks- I'd much rather use a highlighter to give my cheeks a bit of a glow than a blusher which tries to be a 2 in 1, so shout out to Soap and Glory for giving me that option and not making me look like a disco ball.

The formula of these is fab. It applies on the skin as smoothly as a foundation and blends out just as easily as one too. I do love a good cream blush because they seem to last so much longer that powder blushes because it's so much easier to build up a strong colour with less product. The pigmentation of these is also amazing, just one swipe of the blush is enough to create a subtle peachy cheek which looks so natural and definitely warms up the face. However I would be a bit careful when applying this as too much and just look like you've used your blusher as war paint. If you're a bit nervous about it being too dramatic I find it works just as well to pat it onto a brush before and then blend it into your cheeks. But I'm usually too lazy for that extra step and to be honest I find drawing the lines on my cheeks kind of fun- just me?

I love the ease of these little blush sticks. You can just dot it onto your cheeks and blend it using your fingers which gives you a gorgeous natural glow without a streak in sight (unless you've been a bit heavy handed which I'm definitely guilty of). I'm also a bit obsessed with the packaging, the matte black stick really does give it a high end look and I love the little touch of the coloured writing and lid matching to the colour of the blush. Packaging is always something Soap and Glory know how to do well and the matching blush/lid colour definitely saves me a few precious moments on a morning.

Soap and Glory have definitely done it again with this one, the packaging is gorgeous and the product is even better. I'd love to see a few more shades added to the range because I'd definitely be getting my hands on them ASAP.

What's your favourite Soap and Glory product?

Thanks for reading lovelies,
Elish xo

Saturday, 24 January 2015

A Little Boots Haul: Soap and Glory and Boots Botanics

Usually I'm not a fan of online beauty shopping, I prefer to see products in store to make sure I pick a shade that suits my skin to avoid a fatal oompalumpa situation which I think everyone has experienced at least once (me more than most having such pale skin). However I was having a little scroll of boots online after regretting not picking up something from their botanics skincare range when I was last in store. I then also managed to stumble across a £3 off selected soap and glory products promotion code, and on top of this soap and glory was already having buy one get one half price. So somehow I managed to purchase £32 worth of products for £17, I'm now online shoppings biggest fan (and I now have a bunch of boots points to spend too!)

The first thing I picked up was something I've heard every man and their dog talk about in the blogging world: Soap and Glory brow archery. I honestly think brows can make or break your face and if I had to only choose one product to take with me on a desert island it would definitely be a brow product, and I'm pretty sure it would be this one. For £10 (or £7 with the promo code) you get a brow tint and a brow pencil. The brow tint is out of this world, it's so simple to use and it makes the sleekest and most natural looking brows with just a swipe of a hand. The only bad thing about this product is that it doesn't come in more shades but for now brownie points matches pretty well to my brows.

Also from Soap and Glory I picked up a sexy mother blusher stick in the shade onomatopeachia for a whopping £1.50. Somehow all the promotions reduced this blusher by £7.50, I have literally never been happier because this blusher is beautiful and definitely worth it's full price. It's a gorgeous peachy coral which looks good on all skin tones and gives you that soft glow without being too in your face. I love the creamy formula and I especially love how it's in a stick! I'm a massive sucker for gorgeous packaging and this one ticks all the boxes.  

Onto what I actually set out to pick up: Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz. I've been looking to try and improve my skincare routine for a while instead of just staring at products I don't actually use. I tried this out on my hand in store and it just felt so light and refreshing that as soon as I got home I knew I should have gotten it. I love it's light rose scent, it's not too heavy that it smells chemical but still smells delicious when sprayed onto the face. It's definitely refreshing and super soothing to use and I look forward to it being a regular in my skincare routine- oh and did I mention it's 100% organic?

Another Botanics product I picked up was the shine away ionic clay mask. It's pretty much your typical clay mask, it sets on the face and then you wash it off. I haven't been able to give this a go yet but I'm excited to because I've heard it's just as good as higher end products. I don't really have oily skin but recently my foreheads been looking a bit shiny and clogged and this mask is also supposed to be created at unclogging pores so I really hope it lives up to my expectations.

I'm so excited to get using all of these products and hopefully get some reviews up on all of them so I can let you know what I really think of them rather than just a first impressions. Also I forgot to mention but Boots delivery and online service really is fantastic. I made my order on a Saturday, received a email saying it had been despatched on Monday and then a text on Tuesday to say it would be with me that day. Also the website is super easy to navigate which is always great since I'm a bit of a dummy when it comes to finding my way round (online and in real life).

Do you prefer to shop online or in store for beauty products?

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Elish xo

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

My Top 5 Healthy Snacks

Like the majority of the population, one of my New Years resolutions is to try and eat healthier. I don't want to deny myself anything- I love Cadburys chocolate too much for that- but I am trying to get my 5 a day and eat healthy for most of the week. However the same can't be said for Saturday and Sunday, when the weekend comes so do the calories- I'm talking takeaways and McFlurrys. 

During the week, when I'm trying to stick to my healthy diet, I find myself (especially after spending the full day at school) craving something to eat way before dinner time. I usually find myself making myself an almost healthy snack that still tastes quite nice- like I said I don't want to deny myself anything, especially when I have such a sweet tooth.

Apple slices with peanut butter

I cannot express my love for peanut butter. Even though I'm usually a Nutella girl through and through, peanut butter is a little bit healthier- especially the organic crunchy stuff- and I love to throw it on the side of anything. I love slicing up an apple and dipping it in some peanut butter, and if I have a little extra time I absolutely love making little apple and peanut butter sandwiches by slicing the apple horizontally and then spreading the peanut butter across- yummmmmmy.

Ryvita pumpkin seeds and oats crispbread 

Pretty much the only savoury snack on the list (which shows my sweet tooth) but I love the ryvita crispbreads. They do them in a bunch of flavours but my favourite has to be the pumpkin seeds and oats. They basically taste like a cracker but they're so much better for you at only 44 calories a slice. I love them dry but I also think they taste amazing with a bit of philadelphia or if I fancy something sweet (which I always do) I love to butter them up with peanut butter and slice a banana on top, it's so good! I'm making myself hungry just thinking about them.

Low fat Greek style natural yogurt with fruit and golden syrup

To be honest I love all yoghurts- especially the frozen type- but I'm seriously natural yogurts biggest fan. It's super healthy and so multi-purpose. One day it'll be on my curry (which obviously needs to be made milder than it already is because even after a summer in India, I'm still a wimp when it comes to spicy food) and the nest I'll be chucking some grapes and syrup on it. I know I should really use honey as a sweetener since it's more natural and better for you but I just have too much of a sweet tooth and I can't say no to a bit of golden syrup- especially when we have 3 jars of it in the cupboard.

Nākd bars

I've looked at this little lovelies on the shelves of tescos for ages and just haven't picked them up. I was really unsure about them at first- considering their main ingredient is dates regardless of the flavour- but I've been pleasantly surprised. Nāked bars are 100% vegan and have a chewy cake like texture, the flavours vary but they're all natural and pretty good for you! Each one is one of you're 5 a day which can't be bad for something which tastes like cake! I recommend the apple pie and Bakewell tart flavours if anyone's interested, they're to die for.

Mixed nuts 

Another sweet snack which I'm obsessed with is a mixed nuts. I grab a handful throw them in a tub and eat to my hearts content. Nuts are an amazing source of fibre so help maintain a healthy digestive system but they're quite fattening (even if they are good fats) so watch out. I love the nuts with dry fruits as well because you get a little bit of sweetness but it's still healthy! What's not to like?

Needless to say, after writing this post, I'm off to make all 5 of my favourite snacks and attempt to eat them all at once without feeling guilty! I'll let you know how it goes!

I'd love some more healthy snack recommendations, what are you favourite go to healthy snacks?

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Elish xo

Sunday, 18 January 2015

All About That Base: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

I'm not really a big foundation wearer to be honest, half the time I don't have the patience to blend it nicely at 7am and usually my skin's not too bad so I don't feel the need to cover it up- but, unfortunately, not everyday is a good skin day. I still wear foundation a bit when my skin's just not looking 100% or for a special occasion to give me a flawless look to my face. When I do wear it, I've been using the real techniques foundation brush from the core collection to apply it but even though it is a great brush, I personally find it too small for applying foundation and it takes soooo long because it's so small. However the quality of the brush is fabulous and I'm a massive real techniques fan so when I saw they did sponge for applying foundation I picked it up ASAP.

The 'miracle complexion sponge' is undoubtably a dupe for the beauty blender but at a much more affordable price of £5 compared to £14. The sponge has 3 different ways in which you can use it. You can use the sides to quickly blend over large areas of the face, the pointed tip to cover small imperfections precisely and lastly the flat edge to apply foundation or concealer around the nose and eyes. I seem to use the flat edge the most because it's the most versatile. It fits perfectly under the eyes to quickly blend concealer but it also is big enough to do the rest of your face too if you work quickly. 

The sponge can be used wet or dry depending on how smoothly and seamlessly you want the application to be. The sponge pretty much doubles in size when it's fully saturated with water. I find it easy to use it dry or just a little bit damp because I find if it's wet the foundation can go on a bit patchy which is never good. However if you are working with a really quick drying concealer or foundation just dampening the sponge a little can be a miracle worker.

I never thought a sponge would be able to achieve such a flawless finish on my skin but this little thing sure does, it creates a flawless finish which really does look like skin. I love how quick and simple it is to use this sponge and it's so much easier to clean than brushes. It's suggested to wash the sponge ever 1 to 3 uses so to stay safe I picked the middle and wash mine every 2 uses which works a treat. To wash you simply run it under the tap and use a bit of soap in your hand to get rid of all of the foundation and bacteria it's absorbed. Then when the bulk of the direct is gone just squeeze the excess water out and leave it to dry. Drying literally takes 20 minutes which is so much quicker than how long it takes my brushes to dry.

I know a lot of people are a bit hesitant of using a sponge to apply foundation because it seems like it would absorb all your foundation and attract bacteria but as long as you don't use too much foundation and keep it washed regularly I don't find any problems with using this little baby. I've been completely converted to using make-up sponges, they're so little hassle compared to brushes!

Have you ever tried a makeup sponge before?

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Elish xo

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Budget Beauty: Collection 'Work The Colour' Eyeshadow Pencil

On what seems like my weekly stroll through boots I was pretty disappointed to see the 3 for 2 offer on makeup was nowhere in sight. I always pray for the 3 for 2 deal to be on, but usually I'm disappointed and am left having to pay full price on cosmetics or trying to be super patient and wait for the 3 for 2 offer to eventually reveal itself which seems to never happen. Anyway after sulking my way through the makeup section I was beyond excited to see an offer on collection's range. A bunch of the products were half price or had a couple of pounds off which was enough to convince me to pick up a bunch of collections products and give them a go.

One of the products I picked up was the 'collection work the colour eyeshadow stick' which I immediately thought looked like a cheaper dupe of the NYX eyeshadow sticks. Needless to say I was a bit overwhelmed, having never been able to get my hands on NYX before, I picked up 3 of the range to try out. I mean for £2.50, why not?

I picked up the shades 'vintage blush' , 'vanilla sky' and 'hot chocolate' which are beautiful everyday neutral colours which look great on their own or fab together to give a subtle smoky eye perfect for school or work. 'Vintage blush' (on the far right below) is a soft rose gold pink which looks great all over the lid and is pretty much identical to NYX's 'Yoghurt'. 'Vanilla sky' (in the middle below) is also another NYX dupe for 'milk', it's a shimmery white which is absolutely perfect as an inner eye highlight and a brow bone highlight too. 'Hot chocolate' (seen far left below) is your typical brown eyeshadow which adds lovely depth to an eye look in the crease, it's definitely one of my favourites.

The formula of the product is just like your typical cream eyeshadow but in a stick, which I prefer because it'a just so much more fun than a tub. The sticks are so easy to use, you literally just have to swipe them where you want them and they transfer right onto the skin. You don't have to press down super hard, however I do find it helps to warm them up a little bit on the back of your hand to make the application even smoother than it already is.

Once on the eyelid the product is surprisingly simple to blend, I usually just use my finger to blend out the edges of the colour but I'm sure a brush would work just as well. Something I do find though is that the product seems to dry quite quickly after it's applied which I find happens a lot with makeup from collection- particularly the lasting concealer. Although it dries pretty quick it's not really a bad thing because once it has dried BOY has it dried. The eyeshadow pretty much lasts all day without creasing which isn't too bad for £2.50. To deal with the drying, I work on one eye at a time and getting blending almost immediately after applying which seems to work a treat.

Currently these are part of my favourite go to eye look. I work 'Vintage blush' all over the lid and then run 'Hot chocolate through the crease before finishing off with 'Vanilla sky' as an inner eye highlight. I'm obsessed with pairing them all together to make this neutral, natural eye look which is so simple for mornings when I can't quite get my brain to work before 8am.

For £2.50 these little wonders did not disappoint and I can't wait to get my hands on some more of the range.

What's your go to eyeshadow product?

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Elish xo

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

How to stop biting your nails 101

Until recently I was a self-confessed nail biter and had been since probably the age of six. Anytime I was stressed or worried or just plain bored I'd start to bite away at my stubby little nails which I'd been trying (and failing) to grow for years. Not only is nail biting an unsightly habit but it's also pretty unhygienic as you're putting all the bacteria that gets trapped behind your nails into your mouth- did someone say ewww? Also I recently discovered that nail biting can cause your teeth to shift out of place and after a year of wearing braces and another year of wearing a retainer I was determined to kick the habit one way or another because I did not want to have my braces put back on anytime soon.

I tried so many different things to try and stop myself from biting my nails. I tried the dreaded anti-nail biting nail polish which I'm sure was made by Satan because it tastes absolutely revolting. I even tried sitting on my hands to keep them away from my mouth. I found that some techniques were just plain stupid and made me look odd (e.g. randomly sitting on my hands in the middle of a lesson) and others actually seemed to work. For anyone else out there who's looking to kick the nail biting habit I've come up with a few of the ways I found best to stop biting my nails.

1 Paint your nails

If my nails are covered in nail polish I find myself less likely to bite my nails because I don't want to ruin the nail polish or if I do feel the urge to bite my nails I end up picking off the nail polish rather than biting my nails. If you're not allowed to wear nail varnish in school you could try a light shade like a nude or a pink which isn't so obvious, I stick to a nude for day to day and no one seems to mind even though nail polish technically isn't allowed.

2 Buy some nice nail polish

There's nothing worse than having bought a really nice nail varnish and then not being able to wear it on your short and stubby nails. If I buy myself an essie or OPI nail polish it encourages me to stop biting my nails because I want to get my moneys worth out of the nail polish, after all no one likes to waste their money on something they can't use.

3 Wear a bobble on your wrist

Most people bite their nails out of stress or because their bored. Either way it's easier to replace nail biting with something else to relieve boredom or stress rather than go cold turkey. I sometimes like to wear a bobble or a bracelet on my wrist that I can take off and mess about with whenever I'm bored and would usually resort to biting my nails. Also you can- though I haven't done this myself- snap your wrist with the bobble every time you feel the urge to bite your nails as a way to train yourself out of it: however I'm a wimp and couldn't voluntarily hurt myself.

4 Write something

Essentially if you keep your hands busy then you're less likely to bite your nails because you can't actually get your nail to your mouth. As a blogger, I like to write a post or jot down some ideas to keep my hands busy which works a treat. However if you don't like to write you could always doodle or even play the piano or any hobby that keeps your hands busy.

5 Chew some gum

Similar to 'write something', if you keep your mouth busy then you won't be able to bite your nails- and if you chew some gum you also get a minty fresh mouth so it's a win win all round. I personally don't like to chew gum because I'm not allowed in school and then if I do I'm usually miles away from a bin so I have nowhere to put it. I prefer just to eat something like an apple (I'm trying to be healthy) or suck on a hard boiled sweet.

Through some sort of miracle I have truly managed to kick the nail biting habit- bye bye short and stubby nails! I'm really enjoying my new longer nails which are definitely so much easier to paint than my shorter nails before. I'm expanding my nail varnish collection rapidly and I think I might have a little bit of an obsession with nude coloured nail polish.

If you're trying to kick the nail biting habit then I hope you found some of these tips useful!

Are you/ were you a nail biter?

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Elish xo

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Tag You're It: The British Tag

Sometimes being British can be hard. In the north of England (where I'm lucky enough to live) it rains 200 days out of the year, and my hair does not look good when it's get wet- and it doesn't even look that good dry if I'm being honest so you can only imagine what the rain does to it. Also on the days when it's not raining it's likely that the temperature is below 10°C- so even in the middle of summer you still can't get your legs out. However I can't deny being British is fabulous. The incessant rain and dull weather means you don't have to shave your legs for weeks on end- saving heaps of time in the shower and leaving more time for Netflix which is always a plus. Being British also means you can wear jeans all year round and go anywhere in the world and people hang on your every word because of your accent.

All in all being British is pretty great, so when I saw there was a tag dedicated to Britain I knew I had to do it even if I hadn't been tagged (so sorry for breaking the rules, I guess I'm divergent)

How many cups of tea do you have a day? How many sugars?

I'm more of a latte or a fruit cooler type of gal but I do love a good cuppa every now and then. I'd say I have about 2 cups a week and when I do have them I like my tea with a bit of milk and 2 sugars (sometimes 3 but only when I'm making it myself so people don't judge my sugar addiction).

Favourite part of the roast?

Tough decision, I like it all smushed together. But if I had to choose it has to be mint sauce. I lather it over my sunday dinner no matter what meat I'm having. At the toby carvery (a restaurant that does Sunday roasts EVERYDAY) I empty the bowl of mint sauce no problem- I have an obsession.

Favourite dunking biscuit?

A good ol' digestive. Or a chocolate covered one because when the chocolate melts and goes all gooey my heart melts. There's nothing better than melted chocolate.

Favourite quintessentially British past-time?

I'm not sure if reading is specifically British but I always think it's a very British thing to do, especially on a Sunday afternoon with a nice cuppa.

Favourite British word?

'Pet' e.g you alright pet? It can also be lengthened to petal depending on the situation.

Cockney rhyming slang?

'Lady Godiva' meaning 'gimme a fiver' for those of you who are unversed in cockney rhyming slang.

Favourite British sweet?

I couldn't pick one with the sweet tooth I have so I've gone for the classic mix up. I love a 50p mix up with a bit of everything mainly because I'm super indecisive and if you made me pick one I'd leave the shop with none.

What would your pub be called?

'A Piece Of Elish' and as you walk in everyone would be given a laptop and a goodie bag filled with beauty samples and there would be free unlimited wifi and it would be filled with bloggers. Doesn't it sound great?

No. 1 British person?

If I was really patriotic I'd say the queen but there are too many amazing British actors and youtubers to choose from as well. My top British actor has to be Daniel Radcliffe #harrypotter4eva.

Favourite shop/ restaurant?

My favourite makeup shop is boots through and through but superdrug is a close second, clothes wise I love primark and topshop and for food shops I love anything that sells Ben and Jerry's mmmmm.

What's the first British song that pops into your head?

One Direction- Steal your girl. I literally blanked since all I've been listening to for 2 days straight is Taylor Swift. One Direction were the first actually British band I remembered.

Marmite- love or hate?

100% hate, why have Marmite when you could have Nutella?

It was so fun to answer all the questions and I really loved taking part in this tag- and it was my first tag post. If you think you'd have good time answering these questions then I tag you! I tag everyone that wants to do it- British or not- so that you don't have to break the rules like I did to do the tag.

Have you ever done a tag before? What was it?

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Elish xo

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Sunday, 4 January 2015

Invisibobble: Yay or Nay?

I've got long and thick hair, so even though most of the time I love it, sometimes on a morning I want nothing more than to be bald. I've recently loved wearing my hair up a lot more since it saves so much time on a morning. However I do find that wearing my hair up so much leaves an awkward kink in my hair from where the bobble has been which looks not so hot if you want to wear your hair up and down on the same day. Recently I discovered the invisibobble and after becoming a bit obsessed with the idea of a bobble that claims to be kinkless, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a box of invisibobbles for Christmas from my lovely Mum.

Invisibobble claims to be the 'traceless hair ring' which can be used in place of your typical bobble. It also states that it avoids headaches and helps reduces spilt ends. For a little plastic hair ring it seemed a bit much, however I was pleasantly surprised after testing the bobbles out for a week or so. The ring that at first I thought seemed fragile is actually really strong and can be stretched and tugged and still manage to shrink back to its original shape. I used this bobble exactly how I would a normal bobble, I looped it 3 times and it held my hair in that position for a good couple of hours and when I finally let my hair down it was indeed kinkless. It's grip isn't as strong as your average bobble but what can you expect since it's designed to be softer on your hair? The hair ring is a lot softer that your average bobble and it's stopped me getting those annoying hair-aches that make me wish I'd spent more time styling my hair down in the morning rather than wearing it up.

My invisibobbles are in the colour chocolate brown, which although doesn't match perfectly to my ginger hair, still blends in pretty well and until you get really close you can't even see it. Invisibobble comes in a range of colours- including clear- so you can pretty much find a colour that blends to your own hair colour or if you want something a bit more vibrant the bobbles come in bright blue and bright pink which really do stand out- personally I'm more of a discrete type of gal when it comes to bobbles and I plan to stick with my brown shade.

For £3.75 you get 3 hair rings, which might seem steep at first, but these bobbles are built to last. They don't snap when you overstretch the elastic like your average bobble, if anything you only need to up your number of loops from 3 to 4 to maintain the tightness as they stretch out, loosening slightly but not snapping. I've completely been converted to these bobbles. They really are so much softer on your hair and a lot softer on your wrist too if you always seem to end up with a bobble on your wrist like I somehow do.

I'm planning to get some more of these bobbles soon, perhaps I'll even venture into the realms of bright blue bobbles...

Have you tried or would you like to try some Invisibobbles?

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Elish xo

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P.S This is the first post where I've taken my photos on my new Nikon d3200, what do you think?

Friday, 2 January 2015

15 things I want to do in 2015

So I suppose this is kind of like a New Year's resolutions post but at the same time it's kind of not. I'm not usually a fan of New Year's resolutions because I usually can't make it through January without breaking one of my resolutions- the pull of Cadbury's dairy milk always seems to be stronger than the want to stay healthy as I promised myself on the 1st of January (please tell me I'm not alone here).

Instead of making a bunch of unrealistic goals for 2015, I've decided to make myself a bucket list of 15 things I want to do in 2015. They don't need tonnes of effort achieve, like the inevitable 'get fit' that always seem to be top of my resolutions. My little list is more short and sweet and filled with things that I can tick off as I go- in the hope that I'll feel a sense of accomplishment in 2015 rather than the disappointment I usually feel in myself when I finally succumb to the seductive allure of Cadbury's dairy milk.

1) Climb a mountain (or maybe just a big hill)

2) Go to a concert

3) Visit a country I've never been to before

4) Get up before 7am to go for a run

5) Sleep under the stars (cliched I know but secretly I'm a tumblr girl at heart)

6) Learn a new skill (I'm hoping photography because it would be nice to know how to use my DSLR so I can take more nice photos of rocks like I did for that picture up there)

7) Make a YouTube video (it doesn't matter if no one watches it)

8) Spend a day phoneless

9) Get a job

10) Try a juice cleanse

11) Donate to a foodbank

12) Read a book in a day (and it has to be longer than 200 pages, don't be a wimp)

13) Go to Harry Potter Studios

14) Sign myself up for something I wouldn't usually do

15) Go to a blogger event

I'm getting excited for 2015 just looking at this list. I know that a lot of these aren't big or life changing but they're enough to push me out of my comfort zone and hopefully will make 2015 one hell of a year. I've already got plans to get some of these ticked off which I can't wait for! My amazing best friend Amy (who blogs here if you fancy a read) surprised me with Taylor Swift tickets which I'm still in awe of, I think I might be an emotional wreck by the time we finally see her in June- I'm such a Swifty! Also on exploring a new country my family are planning a trip for us in summer after my GCSEs so maybe I'll be able to tick that one off too.

I really hope I manage to tick everything off in 2015 and have an amazing time whilst doing it.

What things do you want to do in 2015?

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Elish xo

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