Sunday, 30 June 2013

Life is not a dress rehearsal

Hi today isn't my usually 'looking at pretty things' post but I hope you will still enjoy it. I want to talk about life. Big statement I know, but talking to friends recently has made me realise that my life hasn't being hard or particularly challenging. Now I'm not saying that my life is perfect and I spring out of bed each morning ready to grab every opportunity, but compared to other people nothing bad has happened that has really broken me. I am fully aware that there will be some people wanting to throw things at the screen right now but give me a chance to make my point.

couldn't let you go picture less could I?
(taken by me)
Because of the lack of hurt that I have felt in my life I sometimes take it for granted and I complain about things that in the grand scheme don't matter and aren't even worth a second thought. Talking to people recently has made me realise that I should stop taking this for granted and just be happy with what I have and take a second to look at what others have and what they have gone through.

I think what I am trying to say in a backward sort of way is that life is not a dress rehearsal and instead of complaining I should live life with no regrets because there are people who suffer far greater then I have or ever will.

Now I'm not naive I am fully aware that there are days that you don't want to get out of bed and a smile is hard to manage but maybe we could all put what ever is troubling us out of our head just for a minute to smile just once about something. However small.

I really hope that none of you reading have gone through really hard times but I know sometimes bad things do happen. If you are someone going through something bad or have experienced it in the past I hope you found this in someway slightly useful. If your someone like me maybe we can both try and smile a little more. Slightly more light hearted post coming very soon.

Beth xxx

P.S I hope nobody feels I sounded spoilt or anything I am  aware how lucky I am.

Monday, 24 June 2013

A very neutral affair

Hi, another OOTD for you today. This time I am just spending the day with the girls so its very relaxed. Here it is:
told you it was very relaxed

very worn out Toms

scarf-Noa Noa

Ring- Tiffany


Leggings- Bunty and co

My every day makeup (I have done a youtube video on this if you
want to see what I put on my face)

Not very fancy makeup just a little cat flick
What are you up to today?
Beth xxx

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Before the party

Hi, last night I went to a bit of a party so I thought I would show you what I wore. Heads up they aren't the best pictures cause I was running a little late and had to dash out the door pretty quickly (why does that aways happen? I have all day the get ready and yet I still cant be on time?)

Top-Bunty and Co

Necklace- Accessorise

Nails-Nails inc Its red, babez

face-bourjois healthy mix foundation
collection concealer
benefit hoola bronzer
body shop blush
Chanel highlighter

eyes- MUA undressed palette
Body shop liquid eyeliner
max factor 2000 calorie mascara

Light smokey eye using the MUA undressed palette

Not a very fancy outfit but I liked it.
Beth xxx

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

weekend catch up #5

Hey, time for weekend catch up me thinks. As some of you are aware I have been sitting my GCSE's for the past 5 weeks but tomorrow they finally finish and I have the whole summer to look forward to. Any way because of revision I haven't really being doing much but this weekend was pretty busy.
  • early Saturday revision
  • morning gym workouts
  • gathering with friends to celebrate birthdays
  • gig to watch a friends band
  • Sunday brunch that turned into lunch with the family
  • constantly listening to the radio to help me get through the lats bits of revision
  • long lazy dog walks
  • picture taking session with the sister
  • and late night phone calls with the bestie
    photo from ages ago
What have you been getting up to this weekend?

Beth xxx 

Sunday, 16 June 2013

A change

Hi, a really quick one today. Some of you will already be aware that Google friends is not going to be used anymore. So to follow the blogs you want to you can follow them on bloglovin (which is what I'm going to use). I would really appreciate it if you follow me on bloglivin cause you do mean a lot to me. Here is a link to my blog on Bloglovin.

<a href="">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

Beth xxx

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

China Glaze Japanese koi (neon)

Hi a week or so ago I went to go get my nails done and while I was there I picked up my first China Glaze nail polish. The colour I went for is called Japanese koi and it is a neon orange (not my usual choice!) that I think will be perfect for summer. Here it is:
3 coats of the polish

bit of a selfie there for you

Now although I do love the colour I find that it is quiet sheer and needs a good three/four coats to get a really strong colour. Also when you apply this it dries as a weird semi-mat finish that I really don't like but with a top coat its fine. I haven't worn it for that long but I will get back to you on how well it lasts.

What is your go to summer nails colour?
Beth xxx

Saturday, 8 June 2013

The cutest shorts you ever did see

Hey, today I wanted to show the cutest shorts that I have ever seen. Now these shorts I got 3 years ago from my mum but I have never worn them cause I got it into my head that they looked like pyjama shorts. Anyway I'm over that now and cant stop wearing them.

They are a brushed cotton with a large navy silk bow and they are so comfortable. These ones are from Quba sails but I have found some like them (not exactly but near enough) here.
Hope you are enjoying the sun.
Thanks Beth

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Midi dress

Hey, I recently jumped on the midi length bandwagon and bought a jersey, black midi dress, which I love. So because of my love for this dress I have put together 3 outfits using the dress. Hope you like them.

outfit 1
dress- new look
shoes- TK maxx

outfit 2
dress- new look
shoes- new look
jacket- ralph lauren
necklace- noa noa

outfit 3
dress- new look
jacket- jack wills
shoes- new look
necklace- joules

Something a little different them I normally do, but tell me if you like it.
Beth xxx

St Andrews

Hi, I back from my week away in St Andrews which is in Scotland (where Kate and Will went to university) so I thought I would show you some picture that I took (I didn't take very many).

such a nice cupcake shop

Ellie loving the beach




St Andrews from the coats

If you every get the chance to go St Andrews do because it is a lovey place that I've now been to a few times.
Beth xxx