All Pink Everything !

Absolute New York – Velvet Lippie

Trifle Cosmetics – Lips Parfait Exotic Fruits

Jeanne Arthes – L’Eau de Rose 

The Body Shop – Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

Pink is that color that everyone seems to hate because of how « girly » it is. I was one of those people too, but to be honest, I was kind of an all-black person anyways haha. For some unknown reason, I seem to have become an all new person wanting to wear flower dresses and pastel clothes and wear a pretty pink lips. I looked around my room the other day and realized that pink seems to have taken over all my stuff – whether it’s my stationery, makeup, blanket, hoodie… It’s EVERYWHERE. I’m not complaining though, otherwise I wouldn’t make a blogpost about it. Although I first thought I’d put everything I own in pink, I thought it’d be quite random, so I’ve decided to stick to beauty products since I use them on a daily basis 🙂

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February Favourites 2017

I know I have never done a favourites blogpost before but those are some of my favourite to read or watch on youtube so I thought I’d try and update you on what I’ve been loving lately. I might not post one every month given that I’m quite basic and tend to like the same things for a long time. Maybe this will help motivating me to try new things once in a while 😉

Beauty

Beauty Favourites February 2017

As you know from my last blogpost, I have received quite a few beauty items and had to try them out. These ones are basically the ones I’ve been using on a daily basis.

Studio 10 – Brow Lift Perfecting Liner

I have never owned a brow pencil before and I have to say I was quite scared it might not look as natural as I’d want to but I was pleasantly surprised. The colour is the perfect one for me – not too dark, not too light, but absolutely perfect. I always struggled with my eyebrows because of how weird their shape is but that’s all in the past now !

Trifle Cosmetics – Lips Parfait Exotic Fruits

This kind of lipstick is new to me – I’ve always gone for the classic red lipstick. I love the fact that this one feels moisturising, almost as much as a lip balm, and doesn’t dry my lips. I don’t put too much on given that I tend to go for a natural makeup look and so don’t want to go crazy on the colour.

Absolute New York – Velvet Lippie

I have to admit that I put even less of this lipstick on than the last one, but that’s because the colour of this liquid lipstick is quite vibrant. I usually put a bit on my lips and then smudge it all over with my finger, which gives the perfect spring colour ! I also love how matte it makes my lips look !

Yves Rocher – Waterproof Eye Pencil

I’ve always used a traditional eye pencil, which I always found annoying because I always had to sharpen it in order to have a fine line and my eye shape being what it is, it used to smudge all over my right eyelid, making me look like I had black eyeshadow on one eye and none of the other. How great haha. This new eye pencil is actually perfect for me, the pencil is as sharp as I need it to be and the waterproof really does work. I finally get to look somewhat presentable all day !

Windle & Moddie – Invisible Day & Night Cream

For some reason, my hair has been feeling really dry lately and so getting the hair cream was the best thing for me. Not only does it leave my hair feeling softer, it can also be used to get it to settle down (my hair tend to get a bit crazy in the morning) the smell also reminds me of summer. I usually put it on at night and then my hair is all pretty the next morning, which is a great way to start the day, let’s be honest !

Music

Music Favourites February 2017

Christina Aguilera – Back to Basics

This album is one of my all-time favourites. I just feel like it’s so different than what we’re used to hear nowadays ! Christina has one of the best voices out there and I loved growing up listening to her music. I just keep coming back on this album because of how great it makes me feel. I can’t help but scream the words, sorry !

La La Land Original Soundtrack

Who hasn’t heard of La La Land these past few months? I finally watched the movie a few weeks ago and absolutely loved everything about it. The perfect album to listen to whenever I study or just to listen to on the way to uni !

Grease Original Soundtrack

Grease in one of my favourite musicals and my sister and I have just been loving listening to the music whilst we get ready for bed. I also love listening to it whenever I need some motivation, which basically means on my way to uni as well. My friend is so done with it now haha

Kygo feat Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me

Oh how I love Selena’s songs. I’ve been obsessed with this one ever since it came out. My sister’s friend was actually scared of me because she heard me screaming the words in my room. Can’t help it, it’s just my new anthem okay?

TV Shows

TV Favourites February 2017

Riverdale

I have been waiting for Riverdale for SO LONG ! My brother even joined me on my Riverdale obsession last week and let’s be honest, it’s even better when you have someone to share it with. I just love everything about it and waiting every week to get a new episode is pure torture. I even began to read the Archie Comics and really loving them ! (#Bughead 😉 )

Big Little Lies

To be honest, the show just started so I’m still kind of confused by some things but then again that’s what makes it fun, right? The cast is absolutely amazing and perfect for me since I’ve kind of been obsessed with Reese Witherspoon lately. I love the way it’s shot and the outfits and the music and ugh, it’s just really good okay?

Youtube

Youtube Favourites February 2017

The Sacconejolys

I have been watching the Sacconejolys for years now – I mean their little boy Eduardo was about 4 months old and look at him now ! It’s just crazy to see the children grow up so fast and to get attached to a family that’s not your own and you don’t even really know. With their new baby girl coming this month, I have been watching every single one of their vlogs. They’re just such a cute family !

Acacia Brinley Clark

I feel like everyone knows Acacia, even by name (or just her pictures since I feel like every catfish from years ago used to use her pictures). Once again, I am obsessed with mums to be – even though that’s far from my situation haha – and so happy for her to welcome her baby girl Brinley Rey Kersey! I’m also obsessed with her style in general and her beauty videos are amazing to me.

Hermione Chantal

Although I don’t do much of DIY, those are some of my favourites videos to watch. I found her channel a few months ago and have been obsessed ever since. We definitely have the same taste in decor and I’m looking forward to the day when I find the motivation to actually recreate some of her DIYs !

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Beauty Haul !

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My cousin from England came to our house for a few days with her boys and decided to treat me like no one ever has (I mean I do get spoiled, but it usually is for special occasions). She receives Glossyboxes and apparently stored the things that she knew she wouldn’t use to give to me, which is so thoughtful. I honestly felt like it was Christmas all over again. I only used a few of these products so far but boy do I love looking at a box full of makeup products ! I also love that she included a notebook and sticky notes, because we all know the organisation freak that I am can’t get enough of those haha

Happy Jackson – Thoughts and Doodles A5 Notebook

Happy Jackson – I Am So Freaking Organised Mini Sticky Notes

Primark – PS Pro Longwear Lip Liner Pen (shade 02 Red Carpet Red)

Teeez Cosmetics – Oasis Gem Lipstick

Absolute New York – Velvet Lippie

Gosh – Long Lasting Lip Marker (Shade 005 Soft Rose)

Trifle Cosmetics – Lips Parfait Exotic Fruits

Next – Make Me Beautiful Simply Peach Lipstick

Hawaiian Tropic Island Berry Lip Gloss

EOS – Smooth Sphere Lip Balm (Sweet Mint)

Mememe Cosmetics – Beat The Blues Liquid Highlighter (Oyster Gold)

Eylure – Natural Lashes

Studio 10 – Brow Lift Perfecting Liner

The Balm – Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow (shade Matt Krumar)

Glossybox – Glossy Mauve Eyeshadow

So Susan – Light Diffuser (illuminator & bronzer duo)

Revlon – Nail Enamel (shade 730 Valentine)

Jeanne Arthes – L’Eau de Rose 

Windle & Moddie – Invisible Day & Night Cream

Garnier Ultimate Blends – Honey Treasures Strenght Restorer Balm

Nip + Fab – Kale Fix Moisturiser

Cowshed – Invigorating Body Lotion

Brushegg – Brushegg brush cleaner

Nicka K New York – Airbrush Blending Sponge

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My Current Evening Routine

Having worked on my Christmas break and then being sick on my last days before going back to uni, I knew that I didn’t have the chance to rest enough and that I had to make sure I could make it through this new semester without breaking/failing. For that reason, I have decided to put in place an evening routine, to make sure I would get as much sleep as possible during the week – I may only have 2 and a half days of class per week, but I do get up early anyway and make my days as productive as I can. Setting up a night routine is the best way for me to wash off my day and prepare my body and mind to go to sleep – I actually do find it effective, considering that I used to spend hours in bed before fallig asleep when it only takes me about 30 minutes now.

I usually start my evening by taking a shower, just to wash off my day and feeling more relaxed – there’s nothing better than a warm shower after a hard day, especially when it’s cold outside. I actually only take a shower in the evening when I have school the next morning, or else I’ll just stick to a skincare routine – I also like to have a pamper night every Sunday to feel fresh and ready to start a new week.

I then head into my room and that’s when I consider my evening routine to truly begin.The first thing I do is to put some music on and only turn on the light on my bedside table, which sets a more relaxing mood. I find that the music I like to listen to the most at this time of the day is mostly movie soundtracks, because they mostly include more relaxing music – but then it’s just what works best for me, it might be different for everyone. Lately, I’ve been listening to the Fifty Shades Of Grey and A Walk to Remember soundtracks, which are some of my favourites.

My Current Evening Routine

When the mood is set, I then begin with the first part of my routine which is my skincare one. My skincare routine is quite simple at night, I usually just put my hair up, take my makeup off and hydrate my face and lips, which tend to get quite dry at night otherwise. Plus, for some reason not having anything on your face and just feeling fresh in general makes me feel way more relaxed.

My Current Evening Routine

Being the control freak that I am, I then like to make sure I have done everything I was supposed to and I’m ready for the next day. How many times have I gone up in the middle of the night just to check if I had everything for the next day? Thought about everything I needed to have done throughout the day just to make sure I wouldn’t have to do it the next day or worse, that it was my last chance of doing so and I’d get in trouble for not doing it (that’s usually how my anxiety kept me from sleeping for hours). To make sure that wouldn’t happen again, I now have a planner in which I write everything I have to do throughout the day and just check it off as it gets done. Not only does it make me feel more productive, it also helps with my anxiety. I like to take my planner just to check if I haven’t forgotten anything in the day and just plan ahead for the following days. That’s usually when I also make my bag for uni and plan mmy outfit for the next day (that gives me more time to sleep in the morning)

My Current Evening Routine

Finally, once I feel physically and mentally relaxed, I get into bed. I usually check on social media (just to see what my friends posted on Twitter and Snapchat) but make sure not refresh them so that I don’t spend hours on my phone, which is really bad if you want a good night sleep. I then like to take time to read a book.  I hated not taking the time to read books I actually wanted last year and so I want to make sure I do now. I’ve reached for The 100 by Kass Morgan, just because I was excited about the show being back this week. Reading actually helps me to fall asleep – although I have to admit it can be hard to put the book down sometimes – because I like to make up scenarios in my head until I fall asleep and reading helps with my imagination.

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My Classic Literature Wishlist

Being a literature student, people often think that I have read every single book that was ever written, which is the most stupid thing I have ever heard. Thinking about it, most of the books I have to read for my different classes aren’t even the ones I actually want to read. For that reason – and also the fact that I am broke and can’t afford to buy anything right now – I have a selection of book on my wishlist, just waiting for me to add them to my basket. I thought I’d share this little wishlist with you! I only listed their name and cover because you’ll know most of them anyway so I don’t feel the need to go in details 😉

The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

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Dracula, Bram Stoker

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Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen

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To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee

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The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

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What I Got For Christmas 2016

Happy New Year !

Although it’s kind of late (one of my present only arrived earlier this week), I thought I’d share with you what I got for Christmas since the nosy side of me likes to read/hear about it from other people. Maybe I’m not the only one – I mean, I’m probably not, otherwise this kind of post wouldn’t exist, would it? Don’t forget to tell me what YOU got for Christmas, just to fill my curiosity ! 😉

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2 jumpers

Skecthbook – 2017 Jane Austen Planner – Purse

Hermione Granger & Severus Snape Funko Pop

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The Christmas Blogger Tag !

The Christmas blogger Tag

Merry Christmas everyone !

Since I can’t post my ‘What I Got For Christmas’ blogpost yet (I still have some presents coming on New Year’s Eve) I thought it’d be a good idea to still have a Christmas-themed post and I haven’t done a tag in so long ! My lovely friend Manon tagged me on this one and it’s the perfect excuse to talk about my love for Christmas 😉

Rules :

  1. Thank the person who tagged you with a link to their blog
  2. Answer the 6 questions below
  3. Add the logo and the rules to follow
  4. Tag 5 bloggers of your choice
  5. Tell them you tagged them with a comment on their blog

What is Christmas to you?

Definitely a magical time – we have all these lights and beautiful songs which instantly make me happy. Obviously, it’s also my favourite time because to me, it’s the perfect family holiday. I don’t get to see my family a lot but we usually have someone coming over or we go to their house for the holiday and spend it together, which makes it even better. Also, let’s not forget the good food in front of a good movie (Christmas themed or a Disney one to set the mood)

The colours of your tree this year?

We actually don’t have a theme for our tree so it basically has every colour you could imagine on it haha. We’ve had the same decorations for years now but it makes it all cosy so it’s fine with me 😉

The worst present you could imagine getting or that you got?

My dad got me a book once, which I was really excited about because I love books but then I opened it and realised it was a science one. I still don’t get how he thought science would make me happy when it’s just not my thing haha

Your Christmas list to Santa?

I asked for a purse because I’ve only had one in my life – which isn’t actually one and was falling apart anyway haha. I suck at asking for things, I just never remember what I want when I need to !

How did you find out that Santa doesn’t exist?

I actually don’t remember but my mum always told me that a friend of mine was the one who told me. My brother tried to tell me for years though !

How did you find this Christmas tag?

Pretty short and easy to answer to 🙂

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I hope you liked this tag, I have no idea who to tag so if you feel like doing it yourself, consider yourself tagged by me 😉

Enjoy your holidays and I’ll see you next week ! ♥

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Storytime – My first job interview !

As some of you might know if you follow me on Twitter, this week was quite important to me… I got called for the first time about a job opportunity ! I was so nervous when they told me I had been chosen for a job interview which took place this Wednesday, I just wanted to be as prepared as I could. I had everything planned – my outfit, my questions for the interviewer, I looked exactly where it would take place… Little did I know that nothing would happen like I thought it would.

My first problem was the outfit I had to wear. The email I was sent told me to have a « professional look », which was really confusing to me – what the hell did they consider a professional outfit? I opted for a simple look – black jumper with a white collar, black pants, leathered ankle boots but added a vest which was way too big for me but added that classy little note. I put my hair in the tightest bun I could because they tend to get kind of wild, wore a natural makeup look and cute earrings which I got for my birthday. I hated it. See, I’m more of a casual-look lover and didn’t feel like myself at all. Plus, it was freezing outside but I couldn’t take my big coat which definitely didn’t look professionnal – that’s when I realized how much I loved my new big scarf.

I then headed to the train station quite early because there were a lot of train problems that day – of course there were. All the trains before mine were noted as removed, but mine was the only one which was supposed to actually be here. How naive was I? 5 minutes before it was supposed to pull at the station, they announced it late – if they ever tell you your train is gonna be late, truth is it’s not coming at all. That’s when I started to panic. Thank God my dad was home and he agreed to taking me straight there cause I never would’ve made it otherwise. We had a few issues with our GPS but I made it in time.

My dad leaving me next to the building, the only thing left for me to do was find the entrance of the Hall C and head to the 2nd floor. But where the hell was this hall supposed to be? I headed to a place where a sign said ‘entrance’ but it did not look like the right entrance at all. I’m still not sure what this place was to be honest. I ran into a woman who asked me what I was looking for and was kind enough to explain to me where I was supposed to go. I finally found the right hall and climbed into the lift. The same woman came out of nowhere and joined me in the elevator to tell me that you actually had to press the button of your floor before you came into into it, but she did it for me anyway. What kind of lift is that?

Finally, I arrived to the second floor. I was so relieved, I was actually starting to wonder whether or not I would make it to the interview. I told the reception lady what I was here for and she told me to wait with the others. What others? My first thought was that the interviewer might be running a bit late and I had to wait for my turn but turns out we all had our interview at the same time. All my preparation – the questions I had planned, the answered I was going to give – was useless. Two people from the company made us go into a room in which we sat around a circular table and they told us we had 3 minutes each to make them want to hire us. I actually wanted to die. Thank God I was one of the last ones, which gave me time to think about what I was going to say.

I was so intimidated – everyone was my age and yet had more experience in the selling departement – which wasn’t hard given that I had no experience whatsoever. It was like everyone was majoring in commerce and here I was, a little Literature student with no experience. I decided that even if there was no chance they would pick me over the others, I had to give something they didn’t have – humor. When it was my turn to speak, I told them ‘I am a Literature student, it has nothing to do with selling but I mean.. I want to be a teacher so I’m gonna have to sell my lessons to my students anyway » (does it make sense in English? Basically I’m gonna have to make my students want to learn what I have to teach them). And it actually worked – everyone in the room started laughing. Maybe I didn’t do so bad after all, everyone else seemed like they were just reciting something someone told them to say and it didn’t feel natural at all.

And so after all these adventures – and falling in the street whilst I was on the phone, struggling to find the train station – I finally made it home. I was just so thankful that after everything that seemed to have gone wrong, I managed to laugh about it all, and that everyone at the company was so nice – I mean obviously I wouldn’t have made the joke if they were so serious. My parents didn’t seemed to appreciate my joke when I told them about the joke but guess what.. It must have worked because… I GOT THE JOB !

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Favourite Lydia Martin outfits

I have been obsessed with Teen Wolf ever since it came out, and knowing that this season is gonna be the last one feels so weird ! I feel like my teenage years are ending, after all PLL and the Vampire Diaries are also ending and those three shows were the most significant ones for my teenage years.

One of the main things I have been loving these past few years is looking at the characters outfits – I may not dress as well as I hope I would, but I know how to appreciate a good outfit. One of the characters’ wardrobe I’m most envious of is Lydia Martin’s. Out of all the shows I usually watch, she probably is my favourite to be honest. I feel like every time a new episode comes out, I’m looking forward to seeing a new outfit, which can seem ridiculous but it’s just how it is.

To celebrate the show coming back, I decided to gather some of my favourite looks of hers and share them with you. Because who doesn’t like to see people dressed well, especially when they’re as beautiful as Holland Roden? 😉

Lydia Martin outfits

5 Christmas books I want to read

Is it too early to post about Christmas? Probably for some people, but let me tell you that I have been waiting for this for a looooong time and I can’t wait any longer. Christmas is my favourite time of the year, I just love everything about it. Given that I also like reading a lot – I mean thank God, I am studying literature after all haha – I thought that  getting in the Christmas spirit through a good book would be the perfect thing – after all, using My True Love Gave To Me as a book advent calendar last year was the best idea I ever had and I actually want to do it again this year haha. I probably won’t have time to read all these books by New Year’s Eve but at least I’ll have some saved for next year ! Don’t forget to add me on Goodreads if you want to see what I read and don’t forget to recommend any other book you think I’d like – Christmas related or not !

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

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DASH & LILY’S BOOK OF DARES,  Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

This book has been on my to-read bookshelf for about a year now, and it’s probably the first one I’m going to read this year. I mean, a book with romance, Christmas and dares? It just screams my name. Being the coward that I am, I never do dares – playing Truth or Dare with me was the most annoying thing ever when I was a kid haha – but love watching or reading about people filling a book of dares. I just love the concept of finding a random notebook and having it change your life. Can’t wait to read it !

What Light

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WHAT LIGHT, Jay Asher

I have known Jay Asher through his book Thirteen Reasons Why, which is one of my all-time favourites, and when I heard that he published a Christmas book last month, I just knew I had to get it. I probably should prepare the tissues, after all Jay Asher knows how to make me feel too much. Plus, it’s a romance novel at Christmas time, it doesn’t get any better than that, does it? 😉

Winter Street

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WINTER STREET, Elin Hilderbrand

I actually just found out about this book whilst scrolling on Christmas books on Goodreads and came across this one which is actually the first book of the Winter serie. I mean, it’s called Winter so obviously you know when it takes place. Reading the plot was interesting to me because I love family dramas – just look at the shows I like to watch haha. I love when books tell the stories of different people and have them connected, reunited so you realise that everyone has something going on in their life that no one could know about. I don’t know much about it though, so I’ll have to get back to you on this one 😉

Let It Snow

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LET IT SNOW, John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle

How long has this book been on my to-read bookshelf? Too long, that’s for sure. As I’ve said about My True Love Gave to Me, I love short stories about Christmas. Unlike other novels, you don’t need it to last forever –  I wouldn’t mind if it did though – to feel your Christmas spirit growing. Plus, books like theses are amazing to me because I get to discover new authors quite quickly – I mean if you don’t like an author in these books, it’s easier to just skip to the next one rather than have to close an entire book that will end up hidden behind the others and never be touched again, you know? Even though I already know John Green’s work, I’m looking forward to see what he has planned for me this time and if I’ll like the two other authors of the book !

Fairytale of New York

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FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK, Miranda Dickinson

I just found out about this book and so I don’t know much about it. One thing  I know is that I love Christmas time in New York and it has always been a dream of mine to go there as I’ve mentionned in my Places I Want to Go to Before I Die. I also love stories in which people get caught up with their past even though they try to run from it and it seems to be the case here so why not give it a try? Plus, one of the character has the same name as me and that never happens haha

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