Saturday, 8 October 2016


I think I may have just found the perfect statement skirt and yes it is leopard print, or if you want to be fancy like Topshop an 'Ombre Animal A-Line Skirt'. Fancy but so pretty. 

If you know me, that I like to keep things basic. I'm a jeans a tee girl, although I do have a little obsession with skirts (the draw actually doesn't shut. but who is telling), but don't own anything WOW statement in my wardrobe. 

Then that all changed. 

I was browsing Topshop online, like you do, and then the basket was increasing and this statement skirt found it way in there and soon into my wardrobe, (the jumper and the shows as well) well let's just say thank you to my staff discount card. You my friend are a live saver. Literally. 

This little outfit was kinda never supposed to happen. I normally dress kinda boring for work, but when you manger messages the staff whatsapp 'THE AREA MANAGER IS IN, WHERE THE LATEST TRENDS', this kinda happened, and I'm kinda loving it. 

Skirt: Topshop 
Jumper: Topshop 
Shoes: Topshop 

Do you have a statement item in your wardrobe? 

Love Alicia x

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016


As a girl with oily, acne-prone skin, finding the right skincare is often impossible, however since The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion has been in my life, them annoying little spots are no more. 

That's a lie. I still get spots. Right now my chin has exploded in spots, but thats cool. However, The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion is my go to for destroying them little annoying white heads. Yes, gross, but guess what? We all get white heads and spots. 

Now, if you have been reading my blog for a while, or follow me on Twitter, then you will already know I love The Body Shop Tea Tree Range, but this night lotion stands out for me. I have been using it now for about a year, and I honestly don't know what I would do without it. 


As explained on The Body Shop website, this night lotion is a gel that you apply before bed to 'blemished skin', as it controls excess oil and sebum, and helps to fade the appearance of blemishes. 

For me, I apply this throughout the day when I am not wearing make up and indoors, because otherwise I look like I have dribble on my chin, or weird white spots on my face. Not a good look. I simple add a same amount to the spot/blemished area, and let it do it's job. I don't tend to rub it as I feel it works better this way. 

The Body Shop say to 'smooth into the face and neck in circular motions after cleansing, toning and serum. Use at night to compliment your daytime regime for blemished skin'. I however, only use it on the areas that need it. That is normal my chin and T-Zone area. 


By only putting a small amount of product onto the area, it does help to reduce the apperance of the blemish and reduce the size. 
A lot goes a long way. You don't need to use the whole bottle to get results. Even by using a pea sized amount, it works. 


Okay, there isn't anything that bad about the night lotion, except the smell. If you are not a big fan of tea tree, then this probably isn't the one for you. It does have a very strong tea tree smell, which may not be a problem for some, but for others it may put you off.

Have you ever used this night lotion? 

Do you have any skincare heros? 

Love Alicia x

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Monday, 3 October 2016


October seems to be a very popular month, everyone seems to love October and you know what I love it too. From the chillier days, autumn leaves, getting to buy new boots, and it being acceptable to have hot chocolates with all the trimmings, and you can't forget Lush and Halloween. As the new month comes in, I have a few goals.

1. Join a Club - I'm not talking about Brownies, because I'm not 8, but joining a Sports Club at University. I'm thinking Lacrosse, Cheerleading and Dance. Oh and Politics, because ya know, politics student and all.

2. Make Halloween Cupcakes - I'm talking chocolate cupcakes, with jam ozzing out of the middle and orange butter cream. Yep. Now I am hungry.

3. Get to 1000 followers on Instagram and Bloglovin - I have been stuck on the same number on both of them for a while, so give a girl a hand, and please follow me. Pretty please.

4. Drink more water when I am out - I need to start carrying a water bottle with me. At home, I will drink all the water, but when I am out I kinda forget to drink.

What are your October Goals? 

Love Alicia x

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Friday, 30 September 2016


We are in AUTUMN? How the hell has 2016 gone so quick, and I feel like I also repeat that in every monthly favourites, but really it will be October tomorrow, which means starting my second year of university, trying to apply for as many relevant summer internships as possible, halloween, lots of layers, the nights drawing in, the clocks doing back. It just all seems to be happening so quickly.  

Monthly favourites? Oh yes, the actual point of this post. 

L'Oreal Miss Hippie Waterproof Mascara 

As mentioned in 'My Three to Try For September' post, if any of the three products really stood out for me, then I said I would include them in my monthly favourites. Sadly, at the moment only one of the three actually really stands out, but that doesn't mean I haven't been impressed with the other two products. However,  Miss Hippie mascara from L'oreal has been the one this month. I like to use this mascara as almost a 'base' for using another mascara. After curling my lashes I like to apply a thin layer of this mascara and damn does it hold the curl and make my lashes look long all day. Now that is what I am talking about. I don't know whether it is because it is waterproof, but it works. The only thing I don't like about it is the wand, for me it's just a bit too bendy and I am not a fan of bendy mascara wands. 

L'Oreal True Match Highlighter 

I have come to a conclusion that I really like L'oreal make up, hence why the second favourite also comes from them. This time it's their true match highlighter. I picked up this highlighter at the beginning of the month and everyday that I have worn make up since, this has been on my face. It is actually a '3 in 1' liquid glow illuminator, so you can use it as a primer, can blend in with foundation or just use as a highlighter. I prefer to use it as a primer. It gives me a really natural looking glow and doesn't make me look like my face is caky or spilling will grease and oil, which some products can do because of my oil skin. I have found that once I have applied this as a primer, then my foundation, then bloating my skin with a beauty blender wrapped in tissue paper it works really well and lats a lot longer by just bloating any excess oil on my skin. 

OFAT 'Purple Rain' Nail Polish 

Not going to lie but I have never heard of this brand until I got this nail polish with a birchbox at the beginning of the year. I had kinda forgotten about this nail polish (or is it varnish) until I wanted to change up the colours of my toe nails (yes them things) and found this in my stash. Now I know that nail polish on the toes seems to last forever, but I have now had this on my toes for 6 weeks and there isn't one chip. So well done OFAT. Also, it is in the most beautiful colour, which I feel could work very well on the fingers as well for autumn and winter. 

Marc Jacobs 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' Lipstick

I simply couldn't write Septembers beauty favourites without mentioning one of my 'Current Go To Lipsticks', which most have featured in monthly favourites before, except for this one from Marc Jacobs. Yes, it isn't the most long lasting out there, but it is one of the lipsticks, whether it doesn't really matter if it wears off because it is basically the same colour of the lips just a little bit redder, thats all. Also it is a really good 'car size lipstick', it is the chosen lipstick to stay in my car now, for the days when I have been rushing and forget to put lipstick on. 

Bridget Jones Baby 

Okay so this isn't a beauty favourite, and I never talk about films on my blog, so really it is about time too. I just love this film, and it is damn right hilarious from the beginning till the end. Personally, I think it is the best of all three of the films. If you haven't watched it yet, then I will recommend that you do. Without giving too much away, but you will probably pick a side in the film. 

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey 'Closer'

I really can't stop listening to this song. It is literally on repeat all the time. It is probably because it is so catchy, but I am just really enjoying listening to this song. 

What has been your monthly favourites? 

Love Alicia x

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016


There is something very autumnal about sitting down with a good book, a hot drink (preferably hot chocolate, with all the trimmings, but a cup of tea will also do), being able to hear the rain and having lots and lots of layers around you. Right now I am thinking of the film 'The Holiday' and that cozy cottage in some snowy part of surrey. Yep, but anyway, I always feel that I read more in autumn, and here are my three favourite 'autumnish' books at the moment. 

Harry Potter 

No matter what Harry Potter book you read, whether that is 'The Philosopher's Stone' or 'The Prisoner of Azkaban' or 'The Deathly Hallows', there is something very autumnal about them. Whether that is because of the magic and the Halloween connotations or because you get transported into a new world and get completely lost in the story. Whether you have never read the books, or have, then I feel like autumn is the best time to start reading or rereading them. 

Dream a little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher 

Okay I actually read this book in summer and by the bright colours on the front cover it seems to be quite summary. However due to the dreams the main character is having and the one bit of the book being set in Autumn and christmas, and the book being very well written, it really does capture you. You want to be in the world with her, and you want to know what happens next. 

Looking for Alaska by John Green 

Probably slightly controversial that this is my favourite John Green book, and the book I read the quickest out of all his books I have read. There is something about the scene of the book that makes me feel that this is a book to read in autumn. Set in boarding school, where the main character is new, it really does reflect being a teenager and the struggles of joining a new school. The book makes you want to read more, and the fact the book is set in two halves 'days before' and 'days after' it almost reflects how events, and different places and situations in life are divided. 

What books will you be reading this autumn? 

Love Alicia x

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