Wider Thinking and New Ideas….

Hello my lovelies!

Sorry I have been away soooooo long but I have taken time away from my blog to think of a perfect restructure of my blog as I was not 100% sure on the way I was running it before!

Therefore after researching and looking at many of my favourite bloggers I have decided the perfect way to blog for me….

My old blogging style consisted of me providing daily updates about my life and my style as I always showed my OOTD at the end of each post… HOWEVER I want my blog to be a fashion & Beauty blog only therefore I have decided to stop these daily posts and instead I will post my OOTD everyday on my instagram –Β lilywrist.

Therefore you’ll all be wondering what I am actually going to post on here… Well I will be posting weekly updates about my favourite trends each season in my trend tab and I will also be posting Beauty updates as often as possible on my favourite beauty products and all those new beauty products I will be treating myself too every time I finish one of my uni assignments!!

Lily xo

Summer shades

So today I have finally had the day off work and have had a well deserved day of pampering πŸ’πŸΌ…

First of all I took a trip to the nail salon as my nails were beyond overdue and one had snapped off and it was just all a disaster 😫.


After browsing on Pinterest and getting some ideas I decided to try out the ‘almond’ shape for my nails finished off with a summery pale blue (I know the nail varnish was OPI but I didn’t see what the colour was called)… But I absolutely love the colour as it’s perfect for summer 😍.

After I got my nails done I FINALLY had time to try out one of my new Kylie lipkits so I decided to try out Kylie’s favourite – which is called “Ginger”…


This is the first brown shade of lipstick I’ve ever bought and I decided to buy it because it is more of a reddy-brown than a full on deep shade brown. I have decided that I absolutely love it and will definetly invest in more brown shades in the future!!

When I ordered this shade I was a little nervous as I’ve heard some bad reviews about the darker shades in Kylie’s collection as reviews claim they aren’t evenly pigmented when applied, but I disagree with this as I only used one layer when I applied ginger and it came out perfectly. If you want to read my review on Kylie’s Lipkits read here…

So these are my summer shades for the day and I will be uploading more photos of my other Kylie cosmetics products throughout the week! 

Xo

Deliveryyyyy

Hello to all my lovelies!

I am sorry that I haven’t posted in over a week but I have been so busy working trying to save these last pennies for uni next month that all I do is werk werk werk werk werk werk, meaning I have little time to myself and not the time to blog 😭😭😭😭.

But today I have made time as my long awaited delivery from Kylie Cosmetics has finally arrived and I am so in love 😍.

I ordered the products as soon as I saw the new summer colours (I know the birthday edition has come out since then but I live in the uk so shipping takes forever), but I fell in love with Maliboo and Ginger on Kylie’s Instagram and I wanted a gloss so I ordered Koko gloss as I’ve always loved that lipkit colour!

I will review these 3 products and show you all photos on Monday!!

Nude nails

Hey lovelies! It’s been a while since I’ve done a beauty post but recently I got my nails done as there has been such a fashion craze with acrylic nails due to celebrities such as the Kardashian/Jenner clan, Rihanna and BeyoncΓ©. 


These days there are many different shapes and styles for acrylic nails such as stiletto, ballerina, almond, round, square… You name it there’s a shape for it!


I decided to go for a nude nail in the ballerina style with a rose gold glitter on both my ring fingers… I looked at the bottles in the nail parlour and saw that the nude colour was an Essie colour named “Sand” and the rose gold glitter was an OPI colour called “Rose Gold”. But unfortunately as these are not my colours I can’t take a photo of the bottles or remember the numbers of the colours!


It’s amazing how great something so little like getting your nails done can lift your spirits! So if you’re ever feeling down go to your nearest nail parlour!

THE LIEBSTER AWARDS

So the Liebster awards is something completely new to me! I’ve never heard of it before but after reading a few posts I think its a fab idea to get bloggers to engage and promote each other to fellow followers!

I was nominated by SprinklesandsparklesxΒ you should check out her blog if you love reading about beauty, travel and lifestyle!


For this award you have to…

  1. Post 11 facts about yourself
  2. Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 11 Blogs with under 200 followers and ask them some of your own questions! And also make sure you let them know you have nominated them!

So here goes…

  1. I am a 20 year old that never reached 5ft.
  2. I am 4 ft 11 to be precise (1 inch away!).
  3. I’m studying fashion marketing at the University of Leeds.
  4. BeyoncΓ© is my queen and I am not ashamed to be part of the BeyHive!
  5. I fricking love make up and fashion but at uni I seem to turn into a sloth that lives in pyjamas.
  6. I love to travel and I will never stop travelling seeing different places in the world is amazing!
  7. If I could I would swim daily in Nutella. I can’t stay away from Nutella, I love it sooooo much.
  8. I have a Dachshund called Moby. He barks… A LOT but I love him.
  9. I am a self confessed Netflix binger… once I’m hooked that is it.
  10. I am a horror movie fanatic.
  11. I never give up I always want to achieve the best.

Questions from my nominator…

What isΒ your first ever memory?

Probably the day my Mum told me I was going to have a sibling.

What made you get a blog?

I wanted one for ages to share my styles and provide inspiration so one day I just went for it…

If you had Β£1000 right now, what is the first thing you would buy and why?

Probably a pair of Louboutins, who doesn’t want to graduate in a red sole???

What is your biggest achievement?

Getting into the uni that was the one.

What is your favourite band?

This is tricky, all my favourite artists tend to be solo artists but I’ve seen many bands and I’d have to say Coldplay at Glastonbury this year was probably one of the best things I have EVER seen and I will definietly be seeing them again in the future…

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Nutella and spending money on beauty & fashion.

What is your favourite holiday destination?

I’d love to go to the Maldives, I want to see the glowing see!

Do you prefer reading books or watching movies?

I like both but I’d say I watch more movies!

What is your favourite shop?

Hmmm… I seem to always lure towards Brandy Melville during a shopping spree…

Do you prefer a day at the beach or a day by the pool?

I live on the coast so I’ve grown up around beaches and I love the beach but a pool is always a nice change (preferably not in England)

If you had one wish, what would you wish for?

To be successful in my future career and have a happy loving life!


Questions for the blogs I nominate…

  1. What is your favourite Makeup product and why would you recommend it?
  2. What is your favourite food?
  3. Wheres the best place you have ever been?
  4. What is your statement piece in your wardrobe?
  5. Whats your favourite fashion brand?
  6. What is your number one goal/aspiration?
  7. Name one place that you dream of visiting…
  8. Who is your idol…
  9. What is your favourite Instagram page? (can be anything from celebrities to friends!)
  10. What is your favourite animal and why?
  11. if you could live anywhere, where would you live?

I nominate…

  1. lovedbyliv
  2. classysassybeauty
  3. Peplum and Prossecco
  4. Β LexRayn
  5. Natalie’s Beauty BaseNatalie’s Beauty BaseNatalie’s Beauty Base
  6. Hannah Poon

(I know a few of my nominees have a little over 200 followers but they are my favourite blogs!)

Bake bake bake bake bake bake

As you all know last week it was my boyfriends 22nd birthday whilst we was in Mallorca so yesterday I decided to chill out and bake a cake! Bit late I know but it was impossible to take/bake a cake in Spain!!

Here’s the outcome:


Chocolate fudge cake is everyone’s favourite in my household so that’s what I made. And instead of icing I smothered it in a tub of Nutella topped off with cadburys new “wini eggs” 😜😜.

As this is still a fashion blog I’ll share my baking outfit with you all…


Just a simple pair of black skinnies and stripey tee… My favourite effortless style for the daytime!

Get the look:

  • T-shirt – Topshop
  • Jeans – Topshop

Upmarket flannels

So as I said in my last post I’m home and it’s back to usual business with my blog!

First of all I was hoping that the weather would be half decent in the UK so I could show off my tan in shorts and a tshirt but no. How wrong was I, the rain hasbeen torrential all morning πŸ˜’. Meaning I’ve had to bring back out some winter pieces.


Plaid flannel shirts are a personal must have in the wardrobe as they seem to always stay in fashion and can feature in any outfit as the main focus piece or simply as an accessory tied around the waist!


Today I have decided to wear my plaid flannel shirt as the centre piece of my outfit with it done up like a shirt instead of worn as a jacket or around the waist. I’ve combined the shirt with a light pair of skinnies and heeled sandals, to contrast and brighten up the darkness of the shirt as after all it is supposed to be summer πŸ˜‚!


I decided to try out the half up half down bun hairstyle as I am a massive fan of half up half down but I rarely incorporate a bun into the style, however with it being such an in hair trend this season I decided it would go perfectly with my look!

Get the look: 

  • Shirt – Topshop
  • Jeans – Topshop
  • Shoes – New Look