A New Year, A New Foundation

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Whenever Christmas comes around and I am lucky enough to receive some money from my relatives, I do like to invest in a new, more high end foundation for the year ahead. In 2016, I decided to try out the Smashbox Studio Skin (you can find my review on this product HERE), which I absolutely loved and throughly enjoyed wearing throughout 2017 - now though, that particular bottle of foundation has all but ran out, and whilst I probably could of just made a repurchase of it, I decided to try something a little different for 2018...

For quite a while now, I have been yearning to try a Clinique Foundation. I have heard all too many people say good things about the range of foundations that this brand offers, and considering that they do have a good reputation with skincare products, it appeared that a foundation from Clinique might be rather helpful for skin during the troublesome phases that it goes through.

So I Bought Another Pair of Dr Martens...

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

After reading the title of this post, it has probably become apparent to you all that I have recently increased my shoe collection by purchasing another pair of Dr Martens. This is only really going to be a short post, but considering how lovely my new shoes are, I just had to take the opportunity to share them with you all today...


When I went shopping in Liverpool during the Boxing Day Sales, I had zero intention of buying myself some shoes - yet, upon going into the Doc Martens shop, my Mum happened to point out some brown brogue-style shoes that I immediately fell in love with. After trying on said pair and seeing just how nice they looked, I was just knew that I just had to get them considering how much of a bargain they were (reduced from £110 to £55, it was pretty much a purchase I couldn't miss out on)!

Just like my other pair of Dr Martens (see my post about them HERE), I knew that these beauties would certainly be worth the money - I have now worn my original pair on countless occasions (I practically live in them), and as well as proving to be incredibly comfy after being broken in, they have also been helpful for trekking about in the snowy, winter weather that we have recently had in the UK. I do believe that these new Docs of mine will be perfect to wear in the spring and summer months, as well as throughout the rest of the winter, and I am already feeling pretty excited to pair them with both casual and dressy outfits alike.

A Trip To Liverpool

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

For months and months I was looking forward to visiting one of my favourite cities, Liverpool, again after Christmas, and now sadly the trip has been and gone. This however doesn't mean that I didn't have the best time whilst I was there, as I got to see and do lots of different things over the space of just a couple of days, which I will be sharing some of in this post...

Yes, it was pretty windy in Liverpool - so windy that I had to hold my fringe in place for most photos.

I have visited Liverpool on a few occasions now, and have absolutely loved seeing the city each time - full of shops, museums and places to eat, Liverpool really is one of my favourite places in the UK due to the vast amount of things to do there. 

On this occasion we stayed in the lovely Albert Dock area, which itself contains a whole host of cool restaurants, as well as some of the main museums in the city (e.g. The Beatles Museum, which I have previously paid two visits to). The hotel we stayed in was also really lovely, and on the second night of our visit we dined at one of the eateries in the Dock area called Cuban Revolution, where I had a gorgeous Halloumi wrap!

Recently Received Records

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Hello Again!

I do hope that you all had a very lovely Christmas! I personally had a really great time and was also lucky enough to receive some great presents off my family and friends, as well as going on a visit to one of my favourite cities, Liverpool, in the days following Christmas day.

I have previously mentioned that I would try and get round to doing a 'What I got for Christmas' post, and although I will share some more of the bits and bobs that I received over the coming weeks, what I really wanted to write about first of all was something about the records that I got. As someone who likes to buy vinyl, it was really nice to be able to ask for some different albums for Christmas - and so now, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share the new additions to my record collection with you all...

Merry Christmas! Plus a New Skincare Product...

Sunday, 24 December 2017

I'm sitting here writing this post as we fast approach Christmas, and seeing as it's now so close to the big day all I really wanted to do was wish you all a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Despite it being cold and the weather being not so nice in Winter, I do always look forward to Christmas and all that comes with it. In the next few weeks, I'll have a fair few exciting posts coming your way - hopefully I will be able to share all about my Christmas presents with you, along with some posts about the weekends away that I will be going on over the next few weeks and months...


I thought perhaps that this post might end up being a little short, so it seems the perfect time to pop in a small review of a new skincare product that I recently received...

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may well have noticed that I have been lucky enough to work with REN Skincare on a number of occasions, and just a few weeks ago they again sent me a sample of one of their newest releases. I have found all of the products that I have previously received from REN to be really lovely, and I therefore had high hopes for my latest addition too.

This Anti-Fatigue Toning Oil contains Atlantic Kelp and Microalgae which help to moisturise and replenish the skin. I have been trying to use this oil everyday (or thereabouts), and have mostly been applying it to my legs, which is an area of my body that could possibly most do with a bit of toning - and, I must say that since using this product my legs have been feeling incredibly smooth, whilst my skin has generally be feeling really quite refreshed.

Like with all REN products, the packaging of my Toning Oil is rather lovely in it's glass bottle. Plus, as well as leaving my skin feeling silky smooth and refreshed, the actual scent of the oil is pretty nice too, which always gains extra brownie points for a product in my eyes!


I know, this post was a little random... however, some more structured posts will certainly be on the way very soon...

Merry Christmas!

Olivia xo

This post was sponsored by REN Skincare.
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