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Why turning 18 scares the crap out of me

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It’s well into September of 2017, which means only one thing. The school year I turn 18. What I mean by this is it’s the start of people who I grew up with, went to school with, am friends with, turning 18. This scares me greatly. Most people can’t wait until their 18th birthday. They can’t wait to “legally” be able to do all the things they have wanted to do and have been doing anyway since they were 15. Me, well I’m shitting it.

I am not a big partier so the whole “going out” thing doesn’t bother me too much. Yes, I will now and then, but it’s not something I’m desperate to do. There are so many things that terrify me about turning 18, here a few.
·University. Do I want to go? Do I not? ·What am I doing life wise for that matter? ·Adult prices of things (boo hoo) ·Pressure. I ain’t a kid anymore. ·Where have all the years gone? Can I just press restart? ·More on that matter, I felt like I wasted my teen years for so many reasons. That makes me sad, and I feel like turning 18 signifies a…

Leeds Festival + Blog Update // New schedule

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Hello!

Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I was at Leeds Festival all day and didn't get back until 2:30am this morning! Unfortunately, me posting everyday on this blog has come to an end! I am going back to school in a matter of days and I just won't have the time to post everyday when I do. But don't worry, I will be posting every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. That's what I have decided so far, but that may change. I might miss a day or do an extra post, it isn't set in place. It's kind of just like a guideline, I'll try to post those days but things might happen which I can't prevent, meaning days could get switched around etc. However, do keep an eye on my twitter, for updates and links to posts!

Onto to Leeds Festival, here are the pictures. I only took a few.













We saw DJ Fresh, Charli XCX, Royal Blood, Metallica and a few others!

See you Thursday, I think. I do go back to school on Thursday, so it is likely to be a school related post!

Bye for now,

Sleek Del Mar Vol.II Limited Edition Palette Review with Swatches

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I had high hopes for this palette. The packaging is nice, and as the name suggests, sleek. The outer packaging was beautiful, all tropical and holiday themed, it really enticed me.


Outer Packaging.


The actual palette packaging front and back.
So far so good. The colours looked amazing, fun, but not too outrageous. They were colourful, but there were also some neutrals, so you could easily create a wearable look. 


I'd always heard that on YouTube and Blogs that Sleek Palettes were so highly pigmented and great value for money. I am sure this palette cost £7.99, which I believe was a reasonable price for a drugstore palette. However, I do love MUA palettes, I own about 3 of those, and they cost between £4 and £6. And I have to say, I prefer the MUA ones. I never hear anything about the MUA palettes on the internet, and I believe they are incredible for the price.
Anyway, going back to the Sleek palette. I was so excited to use this palette! But it is very summery obviously so I deci…

How to: Make a Nutella Milkshake!

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This is a pretty simple shake to make, but this recipe was requested so here goes!


You will need vanilla ice cream, milk and Nutella! And a blender of your choice. I am using a nutribullet, but I'm sure any blender/food processor will be fine.


Then I just added my ingredients to the blender. A generous scoop of the ice cream. You could even use chocolate ice cream if you wanted it to be extra chocolaty.

A heaped table spoon of Nutella.

And enough milk to cover both the ice cream and Nutella.

Then you whizz, whizz, whizz until it's all mixed up and smooth!

I then poured it into this coffee glass ready to enjoy! I have tried this recipe out a few times and found this ratio worked the best. But generally you can just play around with it, if you want it more liquidy add more milk, if you want it more Nutellay, well add more Nutella!

It goes so frothy on top, and it tastes so good! I also added a small bit of ice cream to garnish, but you don't have to do that obviously. You co…

My Dressing Table // August 2015

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I thought I would show you some pictures of my dressing table, and what I keep on it.

But before I do, I just wanted to say none of my photos are edited or have filters on. I like to keep things natural, and give you the actual image, instead of you not being able to tell what colour something is because I have 100 filters on it. They are also all taken on my IPhone 5C.


This is an overview of my dressing table area. The dressing table is the Malm one from Ikea, and the mirror and shelf are also from Ikea too.


This is a picture of my desk close up. The chair was again from Ikea. The lipstick organiser is from Amazon, the quote picture is from Gabby's range at Primark, as well as the cat eye mask. Then you can also see my Tanya Burr Hollywood eyes palette. Next to that is the letter 'T', which I actually made myself. I purchased a cardboard 'T' and decoupaged it with this gorgeous blue and white flowered paper. I then have my brand new makeup bag, which I will be doi…

My Makeup Wishlist

Often I find my self typing out a dream make up bag in my phone. Which foundation I'd love, which contour kit, which whatever. I've done drugstore, realistic (with a budget) and high end. The one I have in my head at the moment, is a mixture of all those, and I'd thought I'd share it with you, along with a 'if money was no object' alternative. They are not meant to be dupes, just a more expensive product in the same category I'd love to try. I've tried to not repeat the same brand, as I want to branch out and explore as many as possible.

Primer
Maybeline Baby Skin £7.99 // Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer £25.50 A friend of mine uses the baby skin and says it's amazing, and I really want to try it. However, if I could go for any, I also really want to try the Smashbox one. 
Foundation L'oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation £7.99 // Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup Instant Natural Radiance SPF 15 £33 I think the …

Q and A #1

I'm just going to jump straight in with it, my first ever Q and A, or Q and slay as Tyler Oakley would say! *Cue claps*
There is not that many questions so here we go!
Someone asks... Why did you join twitter? (As a YouTube/PLL themed account) I already had a personal twitter account, but I didn't use it very much as the only thing I wanted to tweet was tweets to my favourite YouTubers/actors or things to do with that. On my personal account I had all the people who I go to school with, and I thought it wouldn't be the best thing if I started to bombard their timelines with such things. The other reason was because I wanted to be in a community where people enjoy the same things as me, as well as me being able to talk to people who I actually have things in common with. 
Someone asks... What do you like about Pretty Little Liars so much? I like the fact that PLL addresses so many modern day issues. It explores depths that many TV shows wouldn't dare of, and it takes ri…

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Unboxing

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Today I got my very exciting parcel from Feel Unique.

On Tanya Burr cosmetic's launch day, I ordered the Hollywood eyes palette and a lip gloss in 'Day Dream'.

I decided to take a few photos of me unboxing the parcel, and share my initial thoughts on the packaging, and look etc. I literally only got this parcel this morning - so I haven't tried any of the products yet, but I'm sure I will do a review of some sort.



This is what the box looks like. It is very easy to open, no knives or scissors needed. You just tear the strip and it opens up.


Inside it is very tightly packaged. I have ordered from Feel Unique before, that is where I got one of my Naked Basics from when two was ordered by accident (that's a story for another day) so I was kind of aware of how it would arrive. I like the fact it is tightly packaged, it disallows the products to get damaged etc.


Taking the inner part out of the box, it looks like this. The cling-film just falls off and the products …

The Great British Summertime

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Summer as I know it is filled with humidity and rain. And today both of those things were apparent.

I thought I would share some pictures from our day out today. We went fruit picking, and then we went on a long walk to a country pub to grab some lunch.


It started off nice.


Oh look, there's me, a box of fruit in hand looking very summery.


Is that sunshine and blue skies I see? It didn't last.


A lovely panorama of the Sheffield countryside.


BEFORE IT STARTED RAINING AND WE GOT ABSOLUTELY SOAKED. Typically British. This was before it got so bad I couldn't take my phone out to take a snap. This was when it was relatively light, before it turned torrential, and we looked no better than a drowned rat.

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx

This or that + Blog update

I thought in today's blog post it would be fun to answer some general this or that questions, and it might help you to get to know me even better. But first of all, I'd like to apologise for the lack of a blog post yesterday. I've been trying to post everyday since I started my blog, up until I have to go back to school, then it will go on more of a schedule. I'm thinking Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, but that might change so don't take my word for it just yet! So back to apologising, yesterday I went out with a friend who I hadn't spent time with in a while, early in the morning, and we didn't get back to late evening. I was going to then write in the evening, but I suddenly became quite ill and had 0% energy. I fell asleep very early, and then woke up, then napped again etc. I was just so groggy and felt yucky, but I had no idea why. So I'm very sorry for that, but I hope you understand! Back to the this or that questions!

I found these questions …

Realistic drugstore makeup starter kit. + Makeup tips for beginners

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I see a lot of people on YouTube do makeup starter kits, and they are all good, however when I started out with makeup I didn't have half of that stuff - or I couldn't afford it. I see them include Revlon or L'Oreal foundations, which are number 1, too expensive for someone experimenting with makeup, and number 2, unnecessary in my opinion, as I think BB creams are better for someone starting out. But this is all just my opinion, and if you feel as if you want foundation, I understand. The only reason I advise people who are just starting out with makeup not to jump straight in and wear foundation, or even anything as a base, is because when you are young, you usually have fresh, clear skin, and a base which you have never used before can break you out and change your skin. I think the best thing to do is wean yourself on. Start of with a bit of concealer, and then go onto BB cream, then foundation. I started with no foundation or any base, and I just wore a bit of eye-sha…