Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Turning 17

Hey Guys!

As some of you may know, I finally turned 17 on 24th July and obviously that means that I'm finally road legal!! As I live in a tiny little village very far from sivilisation I've been soo excited to learn to drive so that I can be more independent. I had previously blogged about doing an intensive driving course (read about that here), however as I could only book it once I had turned 17 they were all booked up for over the summer holidays! :( Instead I decided to go with a national driving school and have as many lessons a week as possible during the 5 remaining weeks of the holidays..:)
In England, there are 2 parts to the driving test. I had my theory test (the first part) on 28th July and passed first time! :) So I've booked my practical test (the second part) for the 8th September... Eeekk!
So driving... There's a lot to remember and you have to do a lot of things all at the same time as well as watching every thing that's going on around you. For my first lesson, I went with my instructor to a very quiet little village and drove around the lanes which all went in a big circle, getting used to the first 3 gears and steering as well as pulling away and stopping. However, before I turned 17, I went once each week with my parents to an old airfield local to us. On this you can practice driving without being on the road. This helped LOADS, as I got used to everything before going on the road so I would definitely recommend doing something like that in preparation if possible. It also took away those horrible nerves before going on the road for the first time as I knew I had a bit of an idea of what I was doing!
I have 10 more hours of lessons before my test..eekkk! If anyone has any last minute tips for me I'd love to hear them in the comments below! I'll also blog about how it goes, good or bad!

Bye for now!
TAG xx

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Guest Post - The Chic Cupcake

Hey everyone! My name is Jenna, and I write over at my blog, The Chic Cupcake! :) If you haven't already read my blog, head over HERE and don't forget to follow me!!! Comment the link to your own blog, and I will check out your blog too! <3 Today I will be doing a guest post on the lovely Anon Girl blog! I decided to do this post on 'My 5 Favorite Clothing Staples'! These five articles of clothing are pieces I cannot live without! Let's get started :)

1. V-neck tee: I am obsessed with plain (or printed) v-neck tees! I own close to twenty different colors, and they can be worn on pretty much any occasion! They are easy to throw on and super cute :)
2. Dressy tank top: After summer is coming to an end, I always raid clearance sections for cute (and cheap!) dressier tank tops. These are amazing because they can be worn as is in the summer, or they can paired with a cardigan during the colder months! I own tons and tons of cute tank tops and wear them allllll the time ;)
3. Cardigan: Cardigans are a must! Black, white, multi-colored, any cardigan is great to have! They can be paired with the tank tops mentioned above and complete almost every outfit for any season!!!!! Go invest in a few cardigans, and you will not regret it!
4. Skinny jeans: A pair of skinny jeans is a must because they can be dressed up or down and look super trendy and cute! I love me some good skinny jeans ;) 
5. Dress: One simple dress is a MUST in any girl's closet. It can be worn casually or dressed up and is a staple piece for sure!!! I personally enjoy a LND (Little Navy Dress haha) and own quite a few perfect dresses for any occasion :) 

I hope you enjoyed this guest post!!!! Again, check out my blog and follow HERE! Also, don't forget to check out Anon Girl's guest post on my blog (it will be up in August)! Have a great day!!!! :)

Friday, 31 July 2015

Pretty Little Liars - Hair and Makeup

Hey Guys!

For this post, I'm going to be doing a colab with Ellie ( As we are both huge Pretty Little Liars fans we decided to blog about Ashley Benson who plays Hanna Marin in PLL. In this post I will be recreating Ashelys flawless hair and makeup. Happy reading!

Ashley has a very Matt makeup style, especially in this photo. Below are products I would use to recreate this look...

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation (£5.99 - Boots)
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19 - Boots)
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (£3.99 - Boots)
Collection Bronze Glow Matt Powder Terracotta (£2.99 - Boots)

Rimmel London Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner (£5.29 - Boots)
Rimmel Glam Eyes Mono Eye Shadow Jet Black (£4.49 - Superdrug)
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (£19.50 - Boots)
Bourjois Effect 3D Lipgloss Beige Elastic 1 (£7.99 - Superdrug)

Hair - I love the hairstyle that Ashley has.. similar to many of the PLL girls, they all look great with big volumising curls
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's invisible oil heat/UV protective primer (250ml £19 - Boots)
Babyliss Pro Curl 210 Styling Hair Tongs (£18.49 - Boots)
Silvikrin hairspray Long lasting Hold (400ml £3.14 - Boots)

Be sure to check out Ellies Ashley Benson Style Steal post!

Bye for now!
TAG xx

Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hey Guys!

So I have been nominated for The Versatile Blogger award, Thankyou Ellie for nominating me (Click here to see Ellies fantastic blog :)) So, first I have to tell you 7 facts about me, here goes!

  1. For the majority of my life I have been obsessed with all things horses and riding, I was even lucky enough to have my own horse for 3 years. But, I toned down all my riding as GCSE's and A levels crept closer :( But I hope to pick it up again in later life :)
  2. I have just turned 17 and got a Mini for my birthday from my lovely parents :)
  3. I have a hugeee phobia of anything with wings.. especially birds, butterflies and Moths.
  4. I went to fracture clinic without a fracture. I was put in a cast 3 days before my prom last summer as I fell off a gate and hurt my hand. I had it Xrayed and they old me it was broken but I cut my cast off for prom and my hand was fine. I had fracture clinic the next day and they told me it was never broken ;) 
  5. I started blogging in February as a way to relax after hectic days at college doing A levels
  6. I would loveee to go to University (or college as its known..) in America
  7. I'm very addicted to my phone and I don't go anywhere without it
My nominations...
Okay so officially I'm supposed to nominate 15 blogs but I don't think I as yet follow that many! So here are the ones that I do follow and love..:)
  1. Just Old Curious Me ( - Love this blog and always enjoy reading her posts :)
  2. Miss Internet ( - One of my favourite anonymous bloggers :)
  3. The Savvy Student ( - Always enjoy reading this blog, and her 'Exam Survival' post was especially useful to me!
  4. The Chic Cupcake ( - Another one of my favourite blogs, also keep an eye out for a guest post coming very soon :)
So thats only 4 but like Ellie, who kindly nominated me, I also nominate everyone else who would like to do this post:)
Thanks for reading!
Bye for now,
TAG xx

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Summer is for blogging :)

Hey Guys!

Ahh I've been sooo terrible at uploading over the past few weeks. I thought that once I had finished exams, I would have lots more time to post, turns out I was wrong! At my college, in sixth form, once your AS exams have finished you have to continue going to school untill mid-July to start studying for next years exams! So I've been soo busy and stressed out, but today I finally finished for summer! Yey! I have lots of exciting posts planned so stay tuned :)
Also, Its only 9 days till my birthday! Im soo exciting and have booked my first driving lesson for my birthday! See keep an eye out for my learner driver posts :)

Bye for now!
TAG xx

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Apple Watch Review

Hey Guys!

Unboxing! :)
So a few weeks ago as I was coming to the end of my exams, after visiting my local apple store, I decided to treat myself to an Apple Watch!! At this point they were only available to buy online so I came home and purchased one! About 2 weeks later it arrived!! *Excited face* I got the Apple Watch Sport 38mm Space Gray :) But.... I did return it after about 9 or 10 days...:( Keep reading to find out my thoughts on the Apple watch and why I decided it wasn't for me..

  • The Watch... So ultimately the Apple Watch is a watch and I loved this part of it. Its great to be able to personalise to watch face to just how you would like it to be. 
  • Siri... A really cool feature of the watch is Siri, allowing you to tell your watch to do something without needing to touch it atall. Simply raise your wist, say 'Hey Siri...' and then whatever you want it to do..:) However, I found that this was really difficult to use and it was easier to activate Siri manually.
  • Text and Calls... One of the reasons that I bought an Apple Watch was for this feature. I always have my Iphone in my hand meaning that I also very frequently drop it. Therefore, getting and Apple Watch meant that I could put my phone in my bag and look at any texts or answer calls on the watch. However, when replying to texts on the watch you can either choose from a list of pre-prepared responses (such as 'I'll call you later!' or 'Sorry, I can't talk right now') or you can dictate a response. Even though this is a cool idea, for me it just didn't really work. I would rather just reply on my phone, typing the message than dictate it.
  • Health and Fitness... This feature was definitely my favourite part of the watch. An app appears on your Iphone as well as on your watch which is especially for fitness. It measures the amount of time you spend standing up, moving and exercising. You can set yourself goals for each day and you get 'achievement' awards for reaching goals such as reaching personal goals.
So, why did I return it? Even though there were many features that I loved, I decided that I couldn't really do much with it that I couldn't do on my Iphone. 
If any of you guys have tried one out, I'd love to know what you guys thought!

Thanks for reading,
Bye for now!

TAG xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Goodbye exams.. Hello Summer

Hey Guys!

I have been very unactive lately with blogging and twitter and all things online. I think this is because I've been really enjoying literally doing nothing after my last exam and just completley relaxing. But its finally summer! Yey! I hope exams went well for you all that have had them this year. I literally have no idea how mine went... So I'm trying my best to completley forget about them now untill 13th August (which is results day!)
After having a break, I am now really excited to get back into blogging again! I have some exciting blog posts planned, so stay tuned!

Thanks for reading!
Bye for now,
TAG xx