My Year So Far…

Talking about my current life, work, uni, relationships and mental health.

Hey guys so as voted by you on twitter this post is going to be all about what I’ve been up to so far this year (I have to say you picked probably the most boring one because not a fat lot has happened in my life). So I’m going to narrow it down to the main things that have changed or I’m currently trying to change, home, career paths and my relationships.

1. I moved back home


I had a real bad living experience from September last year, for my second year of uni like most people I decided to get a house share with a few friends in London. I was stoked about this because everyone I knew who had done this had a really great time and said it was one of the best things they had ever done. This was NOT the case for me.

Around October time I became really unhappy with where I was living and the house was extremely isolating, I never left my room when I was there because the house was disgusting, then the funny smell came… I walked into my room one morning after uni and it smelt like actual death. I didn’t sleep in that bedroom from then and went to stay with my boyfriend until it went but it kept coming back so I was outta there. I then found out just after Christmas that we infect had a mice infestation which then explained why my bedroom smelt like dead animal so I was like cya and moved out for good🙅🏼

I’m 10,000 times happier now I’m at home, I got my family, dog, kitties and my job back and I’m happily plodding along through life until my next chapter begins

2. I’ve dropped out of university


I haven’t actually spoke about this one online before, people keep asking me about it and I tend not to respond but I have in fact dropped out. I’m not gonna get into the full details as I’m not in a position where I want tell everyone just yet but let’s just say over Christmas I was pretty ill which caused me to miss assignments/exams and afterwards my head was just gone. I tried to go to lectures and catch up but for me it was just impossible. My heart wasn’t in it anymore. I wasn’t feeling my course either, even in first year I was skeptical with it but being me I wanted to stick to it as I didn’t want to feel like a dissapoinment to everyone. 

Also lets put out the fact that my uni was RUBBISH. I mean maybe if I went to a different uni and had more of a social aspect to it I would’ve been able to stick it out but UEHELL (UEL) is definitely not the place for that full on good uni experience.

I have no idea what I’m doing/what I want to do with my life now and I’m only just becoming ok with that almost “lost” feeling. I want to work with animals, I want to do makeup, YouTube, fashion I want to do absolutely everything which is a huge problem of mine. So many interests but not enough time to do them all, but hey ho life goes on and there’s not enough time to spend moping about like I used too.

3. Building my circle and myself


Since being back at home I’m really wanting to build my circle of friends, I’ve never really had a lot of them and this is something I want to change.

If you ever feel yourself slipping away, isolating yourself, making yourself feel like crap 24/7, then reach out to old friends, catch up with family members, try and make plans because honestly this has made me feel so much better within myself. Over the past 3 weeks I’ve caught up with 5 old friends and even just spending an hour or so with them has made me feel so good and less alone.  

I’ve been dedicating this year to making myself feel better and building on my overall outlook on life. I’m planning a lot of stuff, I’m starting the gym soon, going on holiday, moving in with Kurt. Super exciting stuff could be happening and I can’t wait.

I’ve never done a personal post before so this was quite a nice one to write, I’m not that entertaining as a person but I’m working on it and I will have a more exciting life soon!

Thanks for reading

Love yas x

Find Out About Me!

So I’ve been blogging for around 3 months now and it’s becoming increasingly difficult when it comes to finding new content.

Finding new content to write about often requires going out and buying new makeup to review, which is extremely hard when I’m having to save at the same time. Each months my viewings are going down which is slightly deflating but I’m determined to try harder because this blog is something I’m extremely proud of having the confidence to do.

Because of this I’m thinking about introducing a few personal posts every now and then, let me know what you guys would be interested in seeing more of, I’m opening a Q&A page up for everyone to ask me some questions… feel free to tell me what you’d like to see/know about me☺️☺️

 These will either be answered in a blog post or one of my very first YouTube videos! Yes, I’m restarting my YouTube channel, I’ve just ordered myself a pretty new camera so I’m real excited💃🏼

Courtney x

May 30 Day Makeup Challenge

Hey guys, been off blogging for a while as I’ve been trying to put my life back together but I thought this would be a good reappearance post. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed creating these various looks.

In this thread you are going to see my face at some rather odd angles, I apologise that some angles really aren’t too pretty.

Some of these are missing purely due to bad makeup/ugly selfie days.

1: BARE FACE

2:EVERYDAY MAKEUP

3:BOLD LIPSTICK


4: CRAZY EYELINER

5: SUNSET INSPIRED


6: NEUTRAL MAKEUP


7: AUTUMN MAKEUP

9: OMBRÉ


10: GLITTER

(Video on my Instagram)

11: POP COLOUR


12 & 13: ROCKABILLY & BRONZED

15: SMOKEY EYE (with a Courtney twist)


16: 4 PRODUCTS ONLY


17: LASHES

19: COLOUR BLOCK


21: & 22: PURPLE & FOLLOW A YOUTUBE (Instagram)


Another video here!

23: CELEBRITY

Ooo another video

Stopped the makeup challenge here as it was my 1 year anniversary with bae (yay go me), I did have some pretty eye looks over the weekend I spent with him however…

Cute little hearts under the wing for my daytime anniversary makeup💖


Evening makeup – Going out in Camden always gives me an excuse to be a lil extra💃🏼


Saturday – House Party inner corner glow✨

Thanks for reading, again I’m going to add once I hit 1000 views I will be going a giveaway Instagram post🔥

Courts x

Kérastase Resistance Shampoo & Conditioner | Review

Hey guys, so those of you who have followed my blog from the first few posts will know that I’ve gone from having brown/grey hair to being a blonde again.

Everyone should know by now that bleaching your hair is a dangerous game especially if you’ve been box dying your hair for years (🙋🏼guilty).

I’ve tried many different shampoos/hair masks/hair hacks and nothing has ever seemed to actually make my hair that silky soft blonde I always wanted.

Until I found out about these thanks to the salon I’ve recently been getting my hair done at.


THIS STUFF BLOODY WORKS! I really put it to the test after the second set of highlights I had put in.

So I wanted to try it out, see how my hair would be without this product. I went back to using Tresemmé for around a week and I had to give up because my hair was snapping every minute of every day. The ends were all whispy and my hair just wasn’t soft, it felt brittle and I wanted to cry. As you can see below my hair when straight would just be fluffy all the time, which I hate!

After 1 WASH of using this again my hair isn’t snapping anymore and look how good the condition of it actually is now. When I straighten my hair it stays straight, silky and non fluffy!

I used to ignore the whole looking after your hair after dying it but now I see why you really do have to do this. Spend that little bit more money on a decent shampoo & conditioner ladies because honestly it’ll do you and your confidence wonders💁🏼

This stuff isn’t cheap but also not completely break the bank expensive seeing as it lasts a while. I get mine off Feel Unique for around £30 for the both of them, and my previous bottles lasted me 2.5/3 months! 

For anyone with damaged hair due to bleaching/box dyes seriously consider this stuff or replace your hair wash for any other one with protein in because you will see a huge difference!

Please comment below if there’s anything you’d like me to review/talk about in any of my upcoming posts

Also I’m aiming to get to 1000 views by the end of the month, lets make this happen and I may do a giveaway🎉🎉


Love yas,

Court x

Painless hair removal in seconds!

So the other day when I was at the National Pet Show a lady at a stall pulled me over to show me this product and I have never been sold something so fast in my life.

I’ve always been sceptical of these fast hair removal products and this one really did sell itself…


This is what you get in a pack, 2 different sized holding pads and 4 replacement pads for each holding pad. I was told each one lasts 3 months which (if this is true) is unbelievable and this product will be the best £20 you’ll spend this year. It can be used on any body hair and even stubble, when I tried it on stubble it did hurt however.

All you have to do is stick a replacement pad onto the holding pad and rub across hair in a circular motion with slight pressure and speed. I used my boyfriends arm as an example for a before and after photo as my body hair is very light and isn’t easily photographed.


Honestly this took 10 seconds for this tiny patch which is nothing considering it bald and rediculously soft!

About the painless thing, one thing I do have to mention though is that if you have sensitive skin like I do try not to press too hard because I ended up with one of my arms burning for the remainder of the day. As you can see below my arm was a little red, but hairless nonetheless.

Apart from the slight friction burn this is one of the best hair removal products I’ve ever come across, usually they all claim to be painless and aren’t which is enough to resort me back to shaving. I have been swayed with this one. 

http://www.sinapearl.com/ go get your own ladies you won’t be disappointed😊

OH ANOTHER THING… 


Making the product a thousand times better for all us furry friend lovers, NO animal testing!

Hope you enjoyed this post, a little different from my others but I had to mention this because I bet there’s a million people out there like me who hate shaving.

Ciao,

Courtney x

(This is a review and my genuine opinions, I am not working in collaboration with the company just thought I’d throw that out there also)

What’s in my travel makeup bag💄

Hey guys, sorry it’s been a while I’ve been extremely busy lately! Summer is coming up thought so I will hopefully have a lot more free time to get some posts and photos together to inspire myself some more😊

This post is going to be all about the makeup I carry around if I’m staying away from home. Which i have to admit is majority of my makeup because I can never choose between all of it.

Base Face Makeup


•NYX Pore Filler – £11 

• No7 Instant Radiance foundation in Warm Ivory – £12.50 (I’m currently looking for a new foundation, one that’s not matte, yet still full coverage so if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to comment and give a girl some recommendations)

• Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fare – £4

• Revolution Ultra Cream Contour – £8 

• Revolution Ultra Sculpt & Contour Kit in C04 Ultra Light/Medium – £3.50

• Cheap crappy foundation brush

Palettes


• NYX Ultimate Brights eyeshadow palette – £16

• Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glowkit – £39

• Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette – £42

• Urban Decay Afterdark eyeshadow palette – £39.50

• My self made pressed glitter eyeshadow palette

Eye detailers  


• NYX Be Wicked Lashes in Flirt – £5.50

• Eyelure eyelash glue – £3

• NYX Tame & Frame in Chocolate – £5.50

• Collection Liquid Liner in Black – £3

• NYX Liquid Vivid White – £5.50

• NYX Ultimate Brights liner in Petal – £5.50

Lips


Lipsticks are actually something I own way to much of so these are my favourites I can’t decide between.

• Revolution Rose Gole Lipsticks in Inclination & Inspiration – £3

• W7 lipstick in Pillar Box – £5

• NYX Lip Pencil in Blackberry – £3.50

• NYX Lip Lingere in Bedtime Flirt – ££6.50

• NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes in Transylvania, Amsterdam & Zurich – £5.50


This is how I carry everything around with me and surprisingly I manage to fit everything mentioned this post in it, even though it is like a game of Tetris to do so. (I also forgot to photograph the mascara & beauty blender I use so popped it in the middle of this image)

 •No7 Extreme Length Sensitive in Black – £12.50

• Real Techniques Beauty Blender – £9.99 for 2 

I use 95% of these items almost everyday which I is insane because I’ve never noticed how much I actually use. Again apologies for my lack of posting, hope you enjoyed this one☺️

Courtney x

New In Favourites @thefashionhaus

 

Hey guys so this is just gonna be a short snappy post on some new items at the brand I am an ambassador for!

They’ve got some proper purdy things up at the moment and I’m crying at how poor I am.

Lace Choker Bodysuit £21
Lace Up Ribbed Bardot £20
Mesh Overlay T-shirt Shift Dress (also available in black) £20

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These are just a few of my favourite items that I wish I could wear/could afford to buy. As soon as my money comes in I’m in much need of some retail therapy and can see a few of these items hitting my wardrobe!

They’re an amazing little brand and their stuff is brilliant quality. I’ve had a lot of small online stores where I’ve received items and they’ve been easily ripped or they look great on the site and when you receive it, what was meant to be a full black bodysuit may as well be mesh it’s that see-through! I can assure you that will not happen when ordering from here!

Taking inspiration from the likes of Kylie & Kendall Jenner, Charlotte Crosby and many TOWIE cast members they’re range knows all the tips to keeping up with whats on trend so take a look and treat yourself♡

Don’t forget to use my discount code ‘Courtney10’ at checkout for 10% off your order, every item featured in this post is linked in the caption to save yourselves searching through the whole website😊

Happy shopping,

Courtney xx