How I’m Keeping Up With My New Years Resolutions

Hi There,

So in my depressed time of spending the daunting New Years Midnight moment alone outside watching the neighbours fireworks I decided to write myself a list, one that I would actually stick to this year to make moments like that never happen again. I mean I know its March but I’m sure thats enough time to see if I have stuck to any and give myself a kick up the backside if I haven’t. I want to take life as it comes and make sure I get through my list of places to visit and not waste another year being unproductive.

  • Have a you year

This may be a strange one for most of yous but I wanted to focus on myself this year, to better myself from the year before, to be more positive and to say yes to every situation. I wish to make the most of my last year living with my housemates in Newcastle, I want to look back at my time and think that I gave it my all and had no regrets.

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  • Learn how to drive

This is going to be my biggest goal this year, since failing my driving test 4 years ago I’ve been afraid to get back into a car and try again to pass just in case it happens again. But I’m going to kick this fear by the butt and start calling around this lessons this week.

  • Go Travelling

In my exact words I wrote ‘ Go travelling, it doesn’t matter where or how far or what company, just go!’ and this is the one I’ve stuck to the most. On my days off I’ve been filling them with visiting restaurants that has been on my food list for ages and in February I went to Madrid on a random week off work. I want to spend my time exploring and making new memories and hopefully when I pass my driving test (fingers crossed) that can happen more too.

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  • Stick with going to the GYM

This one I actually have been doing.. well not as much as I should be like atleast one or two times a week, I’m aiming to up to it to about three maybe four but I love my bed and I find it hard to give up the cosiness and star trek marathons. I just need to find my motivation and channel my inner Kim Kardashian.

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  • Do what you love

Under this category I had wrote gaming, reading, writing, watching movies and exploring new places. These are the things that I love doing and I just wanted to make sure I reminded myself what those activities are, sometimes when I’m so caught up with work I forget about what I love doing. But since writing this I’ve completed assassins creed, hosted games night, read five books and found a passion for sci-fi again.
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Does anyone else have any revolutions that they’re stuck to or ones that they still need to tick of their lists?

Chelsie x

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Review: Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette

I’ve finally got my hands on this gorgeous eyeshadow palette! So HAPPY! Hannah, one of my housemates, had an amazing trip to the Big Apple and I couldn’t help but ask her to get me this palette on her trip. Ever since seeing it released on the Tarte website I knew I had to get my hands on it and now they finally are. But with it being an American brand that was a difficult task as I wasn’t willing to pay shipping tax and no English websites sold it to my knowledge. Down below is my review of each colour with swatches & in another blog post I’ll be looking at the different eye looks that you can do with this palette.

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Okay to start, the packaging is stunning! The simple black and gold makes it look very sophisticated and a palette you would front face on your makeup stand. It comes with a handy eyeshadow look book which goes through what colours you could use to create some looks.

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The first matte row is the perfect combo for a warm natural eye and i am in love with the shade ‘classic’, its the perfect all round lid shade for a base and a bonus is that its creamy and easy to blend. The shade ‘smoked’ is so pigmented however not as creamy as the over shades which made it a little harder to swatch. These colours I can see myself using daily.

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For the second row I think that the shade ‘vintage’ is a perfect lid share again like ‘classic’ its so creamy. The darker shades ‘no filter’ and ‘vamp’, be careful with them in a good way they are extremely pigmented and a little goes along way.

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The third row consists of more pinkish tones, ‘chic’ and ‘profesh’ are going to be beautiful together and ‘mod’ will definitely be getting used for a crease colour. I only had a slight problem with ‘drama’ that is was alittle harder to swatch as it was patchy in colour.

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The fourth row is perfeccct for a warm toned smokey dark eye night out kind of look, ‘indie’ and ‘bold’ are lovely by themselves and the shade ‘punk’ is the black everyone needs in a palette.

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Regarding the shimmers I was very surprised by these and in really in the best way. The first thing is the what I thought the blue shade ‘trendy’ was but it turns out to be a duo chromed shade was so unusual, I don’t own anything like this shade so I’m looking forward to trying it out. When I first swatched the shades I must admit I wasn’t impressed with how blinding they weren’t but I came back to the palette the next day and tried again and this changed my mind completely. The pictures below show this, maybe I just had to take off the first layer for the colour to come through but now I love these shades on my eye lid and can see myself using them for a long time.

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I would 100% recommend this palette to anyone who loves mattes, it doesn’t have the most bright in your face kind of colours but that is what I love about this eyeshadow colour. Has anyone else tried this palette? What did you think of it? 

CWC

OOTD : Simple & Stylish 

Today’s outfit was something I hadn’t paired together before and I really enjoyed how it came out. Typically my style could be described as simple and plain jane which you’ll probably see with the next outfit blog posts. But sometimes the most simple things look the most well thought out. I try not to think about my body type when styling an outfit, I just go with what I think would be classed as ‘fashionable’ and go from there.

Black Strappy Top – H&M

Grey Tshirt – NewLook

Culottes – H&M

Trainers – Adidas

CWC

Bershka Buys

I’ve been feeling the need to buy myself a couple new denim jackets for a while now so when payday came around I knew I had no excuse not to anymore. One of my housemates referred me to Bershka for what I wanted as they had ordered from the website before and upon looking at these jackets online I immediately added them into my basket and clicked buy. Thanks to spending over £40 I ended up getting next day delivery so I came home from work with a lovely surprise by one truly.

First of all, I LOVE these two jackets especially the oversized black denim jacket, it was a perfect stable piece to throw on top of any outfit. However by over estimating the size that would fit me it turns out the jacket is one size too large in a M so I will be returning for a S for the perfect fit and I can’t wait for it to arrive to sleep, eat and basically do everything in it.

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The lighter blue jacket was slightly too big on the arms (yes just my luck they don’t both fit me) apart from that this more fitted jacket is perfect for the summer, I can see myself wearing a summer dress under this. I will link the place to find the two jackets below.

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Oversized Black Denim Jacket – https://www.bershka.com/gb/woman/clothes/coats-%26-jackets/oversized-denim-jacket-c1010193212p101172620.html?colorId=400

Fitted Light Blue Denim Jacket – https://www.bershka.com/gb/woman/clothes/coats-%26-jackets/jean-jacket-c1010193212p101172944.html?colorId=478

CWC