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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…

Monday treat // Buy 1 get 1 half price Superdrug Vitamin E range

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I know. I know. It's Monday, and I'm doing a treat post. "Isn't that a Saturday thing Tamzin?" and "Wasn't your last post a treat post too?". Yes, is the answer to both those questions, BUT, I couldn't not tell you about this great offer on at the moment. And I'm sorry it's two similar posts in a row, but get excited, I have a good one coming up hopefully on Thursday!


Here I have the Vitamin E toning mist and the night cream from the same range. I have been wanting to try these two products for a while now, and while the offer was on, I thought I'd snap them up.

You can check these, and other products from the range out here - http://www.superdrug.com/View-all-Superdrug-Vitamin-E/c/vitamin-e

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx

Ps. You can follow me on instagram if you like - @tamzinlena . I've had instagram for years but the other day I deleted all my pictures and started again. I'm trying to take better shots and edit them well. Thankyo…

Saturday treat // My favourite MUA palette

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Here goes, another Saturday treat post. Let me know what you think of these and whether I should keep them up!

This week's treat isn't a new one for me. However, I love it that much, and because it's finally autumn, I feel like I can now share it with you.


This is the MUA 12th night winter shades palette. And I have to say, as a palette obsessive, it is one of my all time favourites!!! It has a beautiful mix of dark, grungy shades and then more cool toned shades. It also has some warmer ones, so you truly can't go wrong with this palette. Especially as it only costs £4 too. What makes me love this palette so much is that it contains my all time favourite eye-shadow - yes, I did just say that - "All Spice".


It's the second one along on the bottom line. It is gorgeous. Just like all the other colours, it blends amazingly, while still being highly pigmented. It appears just like a regular brown in the pan, but when swatched or applied to the eye, it appears …

5 ways to relax WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY.

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Hello! I haven't spoke on here in a while as I have had the most stressful week and bit ever. If you saw my previous posts, I mentioned I probably wasn't going to blog for a week or so as I just simply wouldn't have time. Anyway, I'm back now, and I thought of what better blog post to do than a de-stressing, all relaxing one. As I said, I have had a mega stressful week, and now as I am getting back into the swing on things, I am trying my hardest to relax.

So here are 5 ways to chill out without a phone, or tablet or laptop. I think it is important to do this regularly. Take a break from your devices, and just take some moments for yourself. Here's how I do it.

1) Take a bath.


An easy thing to do, but just run a hot bath, chuck in something to create bubbles and then jump straight in. When I had this bath I swirled in some 'Snow fairy', which is my all time favourite shower gel/bath product in general. It's from lush and it smells heavenly. A bath insta…

Saturday treat // Rimmel 2 for £10

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I want to do a new thing on my blog, called 'Saturday treat'. I just thought of this idea earlier, where I could show something which I've treated myself to, whether that be makeup or food or an experience. There will usually be some sort of offer attached, and this weeks is Rimmel's latest, 2 for £10.

This offer is AMAZING!!! Foundations priced at £8/9 each are included in this deal. Which is obviously brilliant, because that is more or less buy one get one free! I highly recommend you nip into superdrug or place an online order - just don't miss out!

Here is what I bought:


They are both usually £6.99 each, meaning I saved around £4 which is great. I would have picked up some foundations, but I don't REALLY need one at the moment, so I opted for these. I have been using the mini of this primer recently and I fell in love, so I did intend to pick up a full size. I have also been eyeing up this eye-shadow quad recently too, I think it has the most perfect autumn…

What's in my makeup bag? // Everyday school edition

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Before I went back to school, I decided to start keeping my makeup in a makeup bag, as it is then much easier to grab and put on in a morning. It is just easier than going through my drawers, and picking things out. I also wanted to really start getting into and using products properly, instead of just using them once or twice. And putting them back in the.. *wait for it* Alex 9 drawers! You guessed correctly. But they are amazing makeup storage.


This is my makeup bag at the moment. I mentioned it in my previous post. It's from Primark if you missed that, and I love it.

For base I have... all Rimmel products... I really believe they have the best bases at the drugstore. I have the Rimmel fix and perfect pro primer, Rimmel wake me up foundation, Rimmel wake me up concealer and the Rimmel stay matte powder. All of these I love, all of these I am obsessed with. 


Next I have other face products. I don't usually wear bronzer for school as I like to keep things light and not too hea…

August Favourites 2015

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I'm bit late with this. It's already the 5th of September, but anyway, here goes!

August felt quite long. Thinking back to the beginning of the month, I was on holiday, so I had many items to consider for my favourites. But here are the ones that made the cut.

This picture is so lovely to keep on my dressing table. I see it as I am getting ready every morning and it's just a nice way to start off the day. I showed this in a previous haul post, it is from Gabby (Velvet Gh0st)'s homeware range with Primark.

I am obsessed with this handbag! I picked it up on the Newlook website for only £3.50.

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These lentil chips have been my summer snack. They are so tasty and are not too bad for you.


Next up is my kindle. I loved having this while I was on holiday. It was so handy, and I enjoyed reading my books, Life with a sprinkle of glitter, All the bright places and Girl on the train on it.


I have also been loving my makeup bag. It is from Primark, but I think its beautiful, and c…

What's in my school bag/blazer?

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I'm so sorry a post didn't go up yesterday. I had to deal with some technical difficulties with my blog, but I've finally got it all sorted.
I went back to school yesterday! So here is the contents of my bag, as well as my blazer, as I keep a fair few things in there too.

The bag itself is from Newlook. I usually go for a handbag style for my school bags, but this year I fancied having a rucksack as its easier to carry and all my handbags tend to break under the weight anyway. I really love the material of this bag, it is grey and padded. The back is leather and I just love the overall style. It cost £19.99.


In the front section of the bag I keep this small Michael Kors purse, which surprisingly fits quite a lot inside. I keep makeup essentials in here, things that if I didn't go to school wearing any makeup, I could apply easily. These are things I feel are essential, concealer, powder, mascara and a lipstick. The lipstick is a Rimmel Kate Moss one in 08. I also keep …