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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…

Recommend 12

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I got the idea to do this blog post of Fleur De Force's recent video, recommend 10. I really liked the concept, however being the indecisive person I am I had to go with 12. So if you don't already know the idea of this video/post, it is to select some products that you would whole heartedly recommend to your friends and family and have done before. Enjoy!


The first thing I would recommend is this brush. This is the sephora cheekbone blush brush. I use this for contouring and it works like a dream. It applies the product evenly and because it is tapered it makes it super easy to do.


Often I recommend the Nivea express hydration primer so I thought it was time to share it with you guys. This primer, as the name would suggest, is super hydrating. It feels so refreshing and - hydrating to apply. It creates a gorgeous layer before you apply foundation.


This is the naked basics palette. I think this is a staple in anyone's makeup bag/collection. Having five matte shades and the…

Chill out time in Newquay + life chit chat

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One thing that I love to do is go away with my family. Leave the common stresses of everyday behind and escape to a beautiful place. Wherever that may be it doesn't matter - as long as I am with my family.

As a family, we go away to center parcs about once a year. We usually go in October for my mum and brothers birthday or around half term, it is our annual autumn break. But this year we didn't go for their birthday for a few reasons, but eager to get away still - we decided to go to Newquay and push center parcs back a few months. We last visited Newquay in March. Neil's family live here (my step-dad) so we came to stay with them again. It is currently Friday night (this will go up tonight) and we arrived yesterday, staying until Sunday. My brother stayed at home, so it is just me, my mum and Neil here. I do miss it when my brother doesn't come, but now he is 19 it is understandable. I'm just not used to it I suppose, for the past 15 years he's always been th…

First Impressions #1 // Avon Bright Start fresh look foundation

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Today I used the Avon bright start fresh look foundation for the first time, and I thought I would give you a mini-review on what I thought. A first impressions rather, so I hope you enjoy.

First off the price is £10.



The packaging and name reminds me of the Bourjois foundations, in particular the happy light one. I haven't tried it but it seems similar. The same sort of concept etc.

I like it when products come in outer packaging - I think it feels more luxurious.




It has quite a thick consistency - almost mousey, but it doesn't feel heavy when applied to the skin. On the back of my hand it looked quite orange, but it blends out well and the orange isn't noticeable. It provides a light/medium coverage, which is my favourite. I think you could potentially build it up to a medium, but it isn't a heavy or full coverage for sure. 
It definitely has a fresh look, it's lovely and dewy. I applied this foundation at around 11am, as I'm typing this it is 15:45pm, and it…

1000

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Yesterday, my blog reached 1000 views.

I never started this blog for the views, I started it because I love writing.

I have always loved writing and using my imagination. Creating things so unique most people would be bewildered, taken aback, impressed maybe. Since I was a little girl, I was obsessed with stories and imaginary games, allowing that inner creativity to escape and flow in all directions. I just wanted to be free, come up with these ideas and just run wild. 



I can remember in primary school, at the age of 10 or 11, we attended this after school club. It was at a rugby ground, and we did all sorts of activities, and during our time there we had to create a book. A book about the ground and our experiences. One of the things we also had to include in it was an interview with a rugby player called David McGregor. I remember getting so excited about this. The prospect of interviewing and writing a report. That's what I wanted to do, from that moment on, write about anythin…

Just a quick reminder.

Be happy.

If someone is doing something that makes you angry or upset, change the situation in order to make yourself happy. If you carry on being unhappy that is only going to stop you from moving forward.

If the thing that makes you unhappy is hard to change, do more alternative things to bring happiness to your life instead.

It's hard for me to say this, especially when I'm unhappy writing this.

But just remember,

Happiness comes from within.

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx

The battle of the browny pink blushes

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A bit of a weird name, but I do have a lot of those blushes, you know, the browny pink ones, the semi natural but with a bit of a twist ones? Yes? You've got the ones.

I love blush. I am not one of those people who can get away with just bronzer and/or highlighter, I just never look quite finished without a bit of blush. The subtle colour to the cheeks makes all the difference on me - and my favourite colours to wear are those almost natural ones, so I thought I'd share a few with you.


The first one is the shade 'Cupcake' from MUA. I'm not really going to describe the colour as all the following are practically the same - well that is the point of this blog post - but it is highly pigmented, while still being creamy and surprisingly long lasting.


This next one is from Sephora, it's more on the pink side, with flecks of gold running through, but again with a hint of brown. It's not as pigmented as the last one, but it does last for a really long time, giving…

Saturday treat // Glamour magazine

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Another saturday treat is here!



Glamour magazine is now on sale, in this edition, you receive a 20% H&M voucher and a full size Nails Inc nail varnish! Nails inc nail varnish usually cost around £14, so buying this magazine for only £2 is an amazing offer!

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx

Autumnal clothing haul

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I went shopping, and bought a few pieces of clothing, autumn themed, if you haven't already guessed because of the title.


The first place I went was Primark, and I just bought some socks, essentials really, and these were £2.50.


I then bought this jumper, again from Primark, in this lovely burgundy colour, for only £6.

It has quite a high neck, and it's rather slouchy. I went a size up as I like my jumpers oversized.

These jeans were only £10! They are high waisted, super skinny and soft, and very comfortable.

I think I'm obsessed with acid wash jeans.

The next place I went was Newlook, and I bought this camel coloured (I think) jumper for only £8. 

It's cosy and soft, and this colour, whatever it may be, it really on trend right now.

Next up is this skirt, again from Newlook. It's button down, or is it called button up? I'm not sure, but I love it. 

The pattern is so beautiful, and again a steal at only £10. It was meant to be £17.99, but it was on sale!

Lastl…

Autumn Lips

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Here are lovely autumn lippies to get you in the mood for this fall...





MUA Matte lipstick, Lilac Belle, £1

MUA Lipstick, £1

Sephora matte lip cream, shade 13, £9

Barry M Lipgloss, shade 5, £4.49 (Tesco)

Natural collection Lipgloss, Fruits of the forest, £1.99

ELF Jumbo Lipgloss stick, coco loco, £3

Avon Lipstick, Crimson twilight, price varies

Avon Lipgloss, lovey dovey, price varies

Rimmel kate moss lipstick, shade 08, £5.49

Mac Lipstick, velvet teddy, £15.50

MUA Lipstick, Shade 1, £1

Soap and glory sexy mother pucker Lipgloss, charm offensive, £10
I hope you enjoyed delving into the lip products I associate with Autumn, if you have any recommendations please let me know!
Bye for now, Tamzin xxx