Autumn Tag

Sorry for being absent for so long, my dad canceled our internet and they cut us off three weeks early. So to make up for it, here is an Autumn tag for you all!

1) What signifies the start of autumn to you? 

For me its when the leaves start going that really pretty orange/red colour and it gets that little bit chillier and you can pull out the warm coats and hats.

2) Best way to spend a rainy day?

Either at home watching a film in my pyjamas with some candles lit, or if I’m really in the mood I like going to a coffee shop and sitting inside by a window with a nice mug of tea with a walk once the rains stopped a bit.

3) Your most fond autumn memory?

When my rescue dog first saw leaves on the floor. He was so confused but loved trying to chase the leaves if you threw them in the air!

4) Favourite fall scent?

Anything earthy or like with a hint of spice like spiced apples…

5) What are you most excited for this fall?

Getting to wear hoodies all the time and my new coat (post on my new coat coming soon!)

6) Favourite autumn song?

I don’t really have a favourite autumn song but recently I’ve been loving Noah Cyrus Almost Famous and Ed Sheerans Galway Girl

7) Favourite autumn movie?

Again I don’t really have a favourite autumn movie but I my favourite film has to be phantom of the opera so that is one that’d straight away put on.

8) What TV shows are you looking forward to this fall?

STRANGER THINGS 2! I have already binged it once and I’m about to do it a second time, its actually amazing and about the only show I will fully dedicate time to watching

9) Favourite autumn colour?

Red/Brown colours and also oranges

10) Favourite fall fashion trend?

Oversized hoodies. Its my go to, especially on days where I’m not 100% and feel a bit drained. Its simple but still looks okay.

11) Your most loved outdoor fall activity?

Going for walks. I love going for a good walk with my dad or my boyfriend and just getting to be outside, drinking tea and chatting.

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Autumn Tag

20 Facts About Me

Since I am planning on filming a YouTube video on this as well, I thought I’d do a blog post on it at the same time!

  1. I live in London/Surrey in England
  2. I’m 20 years old & my birthdays in May
  3. I don’t have any siblings
  4. My boyfriend & I have been going out for nearly two years
  5. I’m studying BSc Hons in Physiotherapy at one of the top medical schools in England & hope to either specialise in either respiratory or rehabilitation after transplants and illnesses
  6. I really want to get guinea pigs and also rescue another dog
  7. I have a brown belt in karate & have been doing it since I was six
  8. I’m learning how to speak Italian
  9. I have a few medical conditions such as a heart defect called Mitral Valve Regurgitation (leaky valve), Asthma, IBS & an autoimmune kidney disease called idiopathic membranous nephropathy
  10. Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons, I love nothing more than watching a film when it rains all cosy inside
  11. As well as karate I cycle competitively and horse ride
  12. I have seven piercings (two lobes, double helix, rook, belly & conch) but no tattoos, although I am planning on getting one soon
  13. I grew up as a carer for my mum who had a stroke after I was born as well as having ushers syndrome amongst others
  14. I met my boyfriend through work although we didn’t start going out until a year later
  15. I love reading. I can sit and read a book for hours on end
  16. I drink tea way too much
  17. I’m very thick skinned and it takes a lot to upset me
  18. I studied photography for A-level and HND (higher national diploma)
  19. I love make up and fashion and I’m forever talking myself out of buying things
  20. Although I can be impulsive I like to plan certain things in advance and can get rather agitated when things don’t go as planned

So these are 20 facts about me! The YouTube video of it will be up soon!

20 Facts About Me

About My YouTube Channel

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If you didn’t already know, I have a YouTube channel. I’ve been trying to start one up for a few years now and I’d start it then not keep up with it because of time and lacking video ideas. However I recently downsized my camera to a Canon G7x (which I love) and re-started my YouTube channel. My aim is weekly vlogs because that’ll be easier to work around my university but still have videos that are tutorials, hauls and so on. I think having a more laid back channel will be so much easier to work around my schedule and as I’m not working anymore I’ll have time on a weekend to edit or film if I need too.

The channels been up for about a month now and I have managed to keep uploading at least one video a week (which is my aim) and I have been really enjoying it. Having spent four years studying photography I didn’t want to completely forget my creative side, however I just don’t have the buzz to take photos anymore, I seem to have more of a buzz to film videos and write blog posts which I am enjoying so much more. So check out my YouTube channel and subscribe if you’d like. Its not perfect and there is room for improvement, but I have just started and improvement will come as I do it more often.

Heres a link to my YouTube Channel if you’d like to look!

 

About My YouTube Channel

My Dream Dressing Room

I love make up and clothes. Fact. Do I have enough space for them? No. An email I got earlier this week got me thinking about how I would design my own dream dressing room if I didn’t have a budget. I was sent a link to a US furniture brand with some amazingly designed furniture which I would totally purchase if I had the money. So here is how my dream dressing room would look.

For the wallpaper I would have shimmery turquoise paper with gold flecks in it on the main feature wall with the other walls being a light grey/white shade. I’d match this to a golden/brass coloured chandelier for lighting as well as some white tea light holders for that extra cosy feel.

For my dressing table I would have the desk shown below, putting some cute storage boxes in the hutches and putting a marble sticker sheet over the dark wood to keep the lighter theme running, or maybe even just paint it the same shade as white as the dresser that I would use for storage. On top of the dresser I would have a tealight holder and the Hurricane vase with some light pink Lillies in, as well as having a tealight and the glass cylinder on the desk to hold my make up brushes. I really loved the design of the chair, especially with the darker edges and legs.

I’d also have a coffee table and sofa to chill on as well as for my friends to sit on when we’re getting ready for a night out. I’d put the embroidered pillows on the sofa to keep it comfy as well as another Hurricane vase on the table for some more flowers. I’d have the mirror in the corner by the dresser so I can see what my outfits are like, and of course I’d have a mirror with lights around the edge on my desk/make up table.

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Hazel x

My Dream Dressing Room

2017 Goals

So with 2016 finally over, I’m hoping that 2017 is going to be a better year and a time where I can really start to get my life together and do what makes me happy. I’m going to be honest, my 2017 hasn’t started on the best note in some ways but I’m determined to get through the challenges that these are presenting me and have a good year. One of my main aims this year is to save money and just do what I want to do. I’m lucky enough to get to start this year off being flown out to Spain to do a photoshoot, before going to Italy to go snowboarding in March. In between that I have my new job which I am loving and getting to finish my studies before either starting new studies in a new subject or getting my first full time job. Either way which ever one happens I feel will happen for a reason, if I get to study my chosen course then it will allow me to meet new people, progress my skills and get a good job after, if not I’m going to get a strong portfolio of work together and find a full time job. The plus side to a full time job is not only having more money, but getting to be an adult and start saving for moving out. What ever happens I am happy with so we will see.

I also want to start putting more content on my blog so I have a lot of posts planned and I am aiming on dedicating more time to writing it and putting up more interesting and original content. A re-design may also happen at some point.

I am hoping this year will be a good year to start the next chapter of my life and progress onto moving out with my boyfriend at some point with in the next few years. I’m aiming on stepping up my training for my cycling to start placing higher in races, as well as establishing my own fashion style and feeling confident when wearing it. My blogs content is going to be different in the sense that as much of a make up/fashion blog it is, I am also going to update it with more bits of my life, ride and race updates, if something exciting happens updates as well as more lifestyle bits.

Heres to a good 2017!

2017 Goals

Winter Essentials

With winter already hitting hard here with ice everywhere and freezing cold winds, theres a few essentials that everyone should have on them in these colder months.

1. Lip Balm

You’re going to need a lip balm to avoid horrible chapped lips that everyone gets in the winter time, I usually have two, one in my make up bag that I put on every morning & evening, as well as one in my handbag for on the go

2. Dark Lipstick

Lipstick is another must for me and at the moment I am loving matte colours, and I know this isn’t an extremely dark shade but its my favourite at the moment for every day use and its MACs Persistence

3. Thick Scarf

One of the things that keeps me going during the winter is a thick scarf. I personally really like the hoop ones that are a big circle you twist over your head (I’m not explaining this too well) but I find their perfect for burying my face and hands in when its pretty cold

4. Emergency Coffee Money

I try to make sure that there is at least a fiver in my bag at all times for emergency money incase I need food or to get the bus somewhere, but in the winter it turns into emergency coffee money for those times you walk past a coffee shop & just think how good a warm coffee would be right at that moment

5. Thick Winter Coats

Thick winter coats are a must everywhere, however this year I am loving the Duster coats that you can get in pretty much any clothing store. I feel they go so well with pretty much any outfit as well as being able to look casual as well as smart when needed

6. Turtle Neck

I love turtle necks and impulsively buy them whenever I see one, wether its a top, jumper, dress or body suit, I just love them. Their one of my fashion staples because you can match them with anything, skirts, jeans and for those lazy days, leggins. I have a big oversized knitted jumper thats turtle neck and its perfect for cold morning and early starts

7. Dark Nail Varnish

What is winter with out the dark nail varnish? Or even the bright red nail varnish when it gets closer to Christmas? I love how nail varnish can complete a look so I personally stick to black, burgundy, beige, greys and reds in the winter time because they go with pretty much any outfit

Comment below what your winter essentials are!

Winter Essentials

Things to do by 2017

With only a month and a bit left until 2017, its getting to that time of year where people start thinking of how to better themselves and start christmas shopping. So I since I’m never usually one for doing that (apart from buying xmas presents), I thought I’d make a list of things to do before 2017.

The first thing I want to do is clean out my room. I want to go through all my clothes, shoes, college books, everything and just sort out what I want and what I dont, because I’m reaching the point that I’m seriously running out of room and my floors becoming an extended wardrobe. I then want to sift through all that and give away what I can to charity shops and throw away the rest.

The second thing is I want to sort my eating habits. I have a really bad case of IBS to the point my doctors have me on various medications to try help ease and control it. I’ve been told to follow the FODMAP diet religiously but I haven’t had a chance yet. The down side of still living at home is my dad wont let me do the weekly shop, so I have no control over what is brought. I want to start making weekly meal plans and actually making sure that I’m eating clean and sticking to the diet.

The third thing is I want to start taking more pictures because I want to, not because its for my college project. I want to feel the love for photography that I always had before I started this course. This course seems to have sucked my love for photography away a bit and I want to fight to regain that.

The fourth thing is I want to do blogmas. I want to try and put up a blog post every day in December, through to Christmas. Now for me that’s going to be tough as I have a busy work and uni schedule, but I promise that I’m going to try, even if I just write a bit of a ramble about the day.

The fifth and final thing I want to do is get my conch pierced. For ages I’ve been admiring other peoples conch piercings online, especially with the ring, I think it looks super cute. However I just haven’t braved it and got it done yet. Now that my rook piercing is pretty much healed, I want to go get my conch done. It was a toss up between tragus and conch, but I just knew that either way I was going to get my conch done eventually so I decided to get that first.

I recently got my Urban Decay Illuminated high lighter a new eyeliner that I will be reviewing for you guys in a few days once I’ve had a chance to try them out.

Things to do by 2017