~~ New Job ~~

Hi, everyone! The time has now come to talk about my new job! I’m so excited to tell you about how I came to get this exciting new start in a job I have not much experience in!

So a bit of backlog, I’d been at WHSmith on the M62 for two years! I started back in 2014 and I was a timid girl that wanted to keep to herself. During my time there, I opened up so much and was more relaxed in having a job. I felt like I knew what I was doing when I got to work etc. But until recently I got a little tired of the same day in and day out kind of work, even though I was only doing two days a week. It bored me. But I still enjoyed working there.

I then decided to look for job vacancies around where I live, so I started looking on Indeed.co.uk / and was looking for places to work in these areas:

Brighouse, Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford.

And as always, there wasn’t really anywhere hiring where I was looking. It sucked.

I then took a punt and searched in Leeds, and low and behold I found a new shopping center opening up. I took a look to see what shops were hiring there and I came across one for Anthropologie. Now I’d heard of this store before but I knew that it wasn’t anywhere that I could get to frequently. I believe the closest really, is in London. I live like far away from London (obvs) / However, I decided to go for it, and I soon applied for a job with their company.

A day later, I got an email asking to go for an interview. I was really shocked. I literally had no idea what to say. I replied back saying YES! I was really over the moon with this but also really scared.

For the interview, I wore a mustard turtleneck jumper from Urban Outfitters, I then wore these black overalls from New Look, and I wore these quirky socks that I bought in Japan and for shoes, I wore my very pastel trainers. I also wore my Forest Green and Pink Kanken. I didn’t really feel like I dressed for their store, however, I dressed to show my style and that it was fun and really unique.

Pictures of my interview outfit:

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20160615_084914 <– I basically wore this black ‘overall’ with the mustard jumper, these trainers, and my kanken 🙂

 

I then had like the most agonizing wait ever. I was filled with paranoia, to be honest. I felt so nervous if I hadn’t gotten the job. Then a few days later I received an email saying that I had got the job etc. I was so happy. Honestly, I cannot wait to start working there and I love their homeware section. I mean I love their clothes and shoes, but their homeware give me life!

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To be honest, I don’t really know the entire purpose of this post, however, it is something new in my life, and I thought I would share that with you! Also, if you planning on going to an interview for Anthro, just be your charming self and wear clothes you feel comfortable in. That’s what’s more important!

Bye Guys!

🙂

xox

~~ FOX AND STAR – ORDER ~~

The other day I was googling Washi Tapes, for my bullet journal, I came across many a website and I couldn’t decide which particular website to purchase from. Then I came across The Fox and Star (www.thefoxandstar.co.uk) they had many tapes that I was so desperate to buy. But I composed myself and I ordered two things from their website. These were some 2-way pastel pens and one washi tape.

These pastel pens are 2-ways are called Le Stylo Feutre – created by Iconic. This just means that they have 2 sides, one thick and thin nib. The washi tape is from the brand MT (Japanese) and the tape I purchased was called Label Watercolour. Altogether this order came to £14.15, which I think is pretty darn good, I’m a major sucker for stationery and I could’ve bought so much more.

Overall I’m really impressed with the website, I ordered these products on the 16th September and I just received them today so 4 days waiting I think is pretty good for an order. The brand is based in Edinburgh and I think that they 4-day wait is worth it.

Below are the images of the products 🙂

~~Why I haven’t been blogging lately ~~

Hi guys, I’m back! Sorry, I haven’t been blogging recently, I’ve been checking in on my blog with WordPress, and on Bloglovin’ and kept seeing that there were a few views on my blog. So, I was really happy with that, and I realised that I hadn’t been putting up any new content on my blog, and got sidetracked really.

This month has been pretty full on, to be honest. At the end of August, I purchased a new camera which is amazing. I bought the Nikon D3300, with just the one lens, which cost me £279. It sounds crazy but I thought I’m earning my own money, so why not. Also, the camera does do film options so that brings me up to should I start a YouTube channel?Seems crazy again, but I’m really considering it. I’m not too sure what sort of channel it would be, probably something to coincide with my blog. But it’s early days for now.

(CHECK THE PICTURES BELOW!)


In the beginning of this month, myself and Joseph went away to Ireland. This was a surprise birthday gathering for my cousin. He had no idea we were coming, or my other cousin and his girlfriend, or even my brother for that matter.

Joe and I travelled from Manchester to Belfast, then we had to get a coach from Belfast to Derry where my auntie came to pick us up. We just chilled around in Derry and then went to pick up my cousin Josh and his girlfriend from the airport in Derry.

We then went to Letterkenny where my other aunt and her children live, so we drove by and dropped into say our hello’s and see them. I haven’t seen them for maybe 3 or so years so it was really nice to show my face.

Basically, this trip was really nice for me, because I got to see my family again. This was Joe’s first time going to Ireland so it was really nice and surprising for him. I think what’s more exciting about this trip is that it’s so secluded. Where my aunt lives, she lives in the middle of nowhere, and you don’t get Wi-Fi.

It’s nice being cut off from things.  But yeah, this was for my cousins surprise 40th bash so we all went to my aunt’s house at around 11pm and surprised my cousin in the living room. He had no idea and it was really nice to see him.

After that, we went back to my other cousin’s place and slept. The next morning we went out and did things, had a meal, had a party for my cousin. Crashed a wedding party at half 2 in the morning, you know standard things.

Anyway, I won’t go into all the details of our 4-day trip, however, I’ll show you some nice pictures of where we went and hopefully you guys you could even go to where we went and have these memories for yourselves.

Locations visited:

Derry, Letterkenny, Donegal, Glenvagh National Park, Shandon Hotel and Spa.

 

~~ KYLIE JENNER BIRTHDAY EDITION CREME SHADOWS ~~

GUYZZZZ

I managed to get the Kylie Jenner Birthday Edition Creme Shadows! I was so happy! I was waiting for ages on the website, even got my boyfriend to help me out! I missed it the first time she put out the collection and I wasn’t happy!

The second time around, however, I managed to get my hands on them!

I’m not gonna lie though the wait for them to arrive to me was insane. I think it was like 3 weeks?? I remember purchasing them on the 5th of August. I believe they came to me like last week or so. CRAZYYYY

However, I’m happy that they are now in my possession.

I got both creme shadows, in Rose Gold and Copper and I LOVE THEM!

I haven’t worn them yet as like I said I’ve been super busy and I haven’t been wearing makeup lately. However, I’ll basically describe how I think the shadows are with swatches and just give a little bit as to what I think that the shadows are like 🙂


 

If you haven’t been lucky enough to purchase anything from Kylie Cosmetics due to everything being sold out in seconds I feel you, the packaging for the box is plain on the outside as I think she had some problems with people stealing what’s inside the boxes due to having her signature Kylie and with the drips on the box. So she changed it around so that the logo with the drips are now on the inside of the box.

Upon opening and seeing obviously the Kylie name in silver and the drips in white, I noticed a thick piece of foam which was to protect the contents of the package which I really liked. I liked knowing that my products were safe in the little foam bed.

I also received an invoice with my details, etc of the package where it was shipped from etc. All that stuff you don’t really wanna see.

Upon peeling back the foam, there it was. The two beautiful babies. In GORGEOUS packaging (I’m a sucker for good packaging).

I really liked having a card that obviously Kylie had written then printed out loads of the same thing. I just wished it was maybe a little more personal. That she writes on the cards or writes the name who’s receiving the package it so it’s a little more personal.

However, that’s gonna take a lot of time and effort and I don’t think she’d really be down for doing all that.  I’m not dissing the card or anything I like that touch of her even doing a card, I think it would be nice to have like something written from her on these cards.


 

Now for the pièce de résistance, the beautiful creme shadows. 

These bad boys are HEAVY. Like seriously, for a little pot of eyeshadow, I didn’t expect it to be that heavy. Like gurl what is in there? Maybe it is all the gold that’s apparently in these things.

So if you don’t know what colours she brought out for her birthday collection, they are Rose Gold and Copper. I knew, I knew I had to at least get Rose Gold. It looks so goddamn perfect. Like yasss honey!

Like I haven’t even taken these pots out of their packaging yet, help me. WHY?! They too daarn pretty that’s why. But for today’s post. I need too.

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COPPER:

I am in awe. Honestly, this pot of eyeshadow makes me want to cry. It is beautiful. The gold packaging is everything! The gold lid to the gold Kylie font it’s perfect. You cannot fault that. The style of this gold does remind me of Kylie and I love that. The angles from the pot itself make the eyeshadow look beautiful and bronze and lush.

I am won over by this eyeshadow. It’s sublime.

I think my only negative so far is the smell of them. They reek. I’m trying to think of what they smell like however, I cannot put a name to the smell. I think it’s like plastic? It’s weird but it’s eyeshadow, it’s gonna be going on my eyelids so I really don’t care what it smells like.

All I’m bothered about is if it looks good and I’m thoroughly impressed by Copper. I think that Rose Gold is just gonna my cry.

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Rose Gold:

OH MY GOD. I LOVE ROSE GOLD. HELP ME

Okay, so straight off again the glass pot makes the eyeshadow POP. Literally all of the above also applies for Rose Gold.

The gold top of the pot is perfect. The colour of the eyeshadow (Rose Gold) is perfect. To me, it’s the perfect shade of a rose gold. I cannot wait to use this with my Venus Palette from Lime Crime. I think that these two products will mesh so well together and create a lovely eye I’m stunned.

The same again goes for the smell, smells like plastic but again, it’s going to be on my eyes and I doubt I will smell that…

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So yeah that was my little post about the Kylie Creme shadows. I love them. I think you can create many versatile looks with eyes and I’m really excited to use them.

I love Rose Gold, I think that will probably run out before Copper. But they both unique and beautiful.

Thanks King Kylie

xoxo

 

~~ Helping a gal out ~~

Today’s post it probs a little different than normal. Today I am helping out ma dear gal Eleanor! She is now coming into the blogging world! After her debating for ages, I decided to help her out. As I am the best friend anyone could have (don’t be jel).

It’s gonna be a short and sweet post as I’m helping her out with creating her blog and creating her bullet journal. I’ll leave her blog down below and some cute lil’ pics of us 🙂

Her blog is going to be all about her life, and things that she likes, student life on a budget etc. Also, we will be collaborating on some things together as well :).

We are both design students studying at Uni together so we are da best gals together.

“Why is there a welsh bucket hat in my house???” – Us right now….

Eleanor’s Blog!

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~~ White Out ~~

Hi, guys! I’m back with another post! Yesterday my mum, me and Joe went shopping to White Rose. I wasn’t really planning on buying much just maybe a few things from a few certain shops.

We first went into Zara and I saw two things that I really liked. One was a yellow slinky dress, the other was a blue and cream strapless jumpsuit. This particular outfit just didn’t really fit right and wasn’t too keen in the end. The yellow dress, however, was beautiful! I think it was £27.99 / not sure but I really liked it, however, I just couldn’t see me wearing it.

Then we moved onto other shops, like Lush and even there I couldn’t find anything to buy! Joe asked the ladies if they had the Guardians of the Forest, bath bomb. However, they did not. They said you can only buy that in Oxford Street or online. As that bath bomb is £4.25.

I moved onto Topshop and Joe went to look in Topman. I was more so just looking at the sale items, as they have a bigger store than in Huddersfield. I saw some beautiful outfits. There was a beautiful pink dress, again I couldn’t really see myself wearing it but it was A*.

I went through all the racks and saw these beautiful white denim embroidery mom jeans. I was in love! They were so cheap too! The size of the jeans was W30 and L30. I just really hoped that the jeans would fit me! I then noticed they had these silk shorts by Band of Gypsies on sale too! I was so shocked by this as they had practically just come out?

The shorts were originally £29, however, on sale they were £15! I got the shorts in white, they came in another colour which was a really light pastel pink.

Overall yesterday I just bought them two pieces of clothing. Joe bought a Kinect for his XBox, he didn’t want to come away empty handed.

My mum bought a new bag from Debenhams and some foundation for BareMinerals in Debenhams too.

For the way home, I bought me and Joe some doughnuts. I bought us two of the hazelnut Nutella rings, and a chocolate dreamcake doughnut too!

 

TRYING THEM ON!

~~ Bath Essentials ~~

I normally have my baths around 8 o’clock or even later, but today I decided to have a really early bath. I thought of what products do I put in my bath tonight?

A lush bath bomb? Or some salts? I was completely confounded as to what to use. I settled on my favourite thing for now which was Treacle Moon’s Marshmallow bath and shower gel. I use this as a foamer for my bath and the smell is just heaven. I was shopping in Tesco and I saw it, decided to go for a cheeky smell of it and wow. I don’t even like marshmallows but this was something I needed. Sickly sweet and heaven.

I also have another Marshmallow foam wash which is from Imperial Leather. Again, it smells divine.

I put quite a few pumps of both the marshmallow foams into my bath and decided to add in some of my Comforter shower gel from Lush.

The Comforter is beautifully pink, as soon as it hits the water beautiful pink water until it disperses out 😦  sad times.

 


 

I left my bath running for a few moments and gathered my chosen pj’s which tonight was something different for me. I normally wear fluffy pj’s from Primark (amazin) – but tonight I settled on this beautiful white silk nightgown and dressing gown combo that my mum had given to me (was previously hers). I left it on the hanger behind the bathroom door.

I then thought, I’ll need some ambient music for me to just unwind in the bath, so I grabbed my phone, quickly got up the Spotify app. As I now have premium it’s great. I simply went onto my “Get Shit Done” playlist and pressed shuffle.

Got into the amazingly good bath and just zoned out of the world for maybe half an hour.

To wash my hair I use Lush’s ‘I love juicy’ shampoo, as it cuts through all the grease and oil that my hair produces and leaves it smelling juicy (win/win). I love the shampoo and I get in the largest setting and it lasts for maybe 5-6 months. I also use a small amount so I know I can deffo make it last.

I decided to also use the Treacle Moon shower gel in Marshmallow to just give my body the burst of sugary sweetness and used it as a body wash. Again, win, win.

 


 

Got out of said bath, dried off, put my hair in a towel turban and got into my silky pjs. The felt so refreshing! I don’t really wear nightgowns as to me there quite old? Idk? I just normally wear fluffy’s but today was something different/new for me. Also, my mum gave me this and I thought it was really cute >.<

I’ll show pics below but keep being sassy guys

Tara,

xoxo