A lookback at 2017.



Hey guys!

As its nearing the end of 2017 i thought i would have a lookback over my memories of 2017.

To start my year off i found out i was having a beautiful baby niece, My first ever niece!! i was absolutely ecstatic! i wanted to cry when my brother and sister and law told me. all i could think about was how much pink, fluffy stuff i could buy for her. I was absolutely buzzing.

In April, I turned 21. By turning 21 my bestfriend has surprised me with a trip to London. Whilst in London she had told me that her parents had bought me a ticket to see ‘The Lion King’ in the theatre. It was absolutely fantastic! ive never seen anything so lively and colourful in my life. it truly was a magical experience. During my trip to london i got to see Buckingham Palace, The Guards Dance, I went to bubbagump – i would highly recommend everyone to go and eat here. It has to be the best food id ever tasted. Also they have the best cocktails too!! I also got to walk around the Queens Garden, I seen Big Ben and all the other popular sights to see.

For my 21st I also went to Marbella to celebrate not only my 21st but also my sister in laws Hen Weekend. It has to be the best girls holiday ive ever been on. We spent the whole weekend drinking and having so much fun! we visited Nikki Beach which was absolutely fantastic. Id highly recomment Marbs for a girls weekend.

In May, it was wedding time. My Brother and sister in law got married. The whole day was absolutely magical. I cried my whole way down the isle and at my brothers speech (embarrisingly i was the only person crying). My bridesmaid dress was beautiful and i felt like a princess in it. My sister looked absolutely gorgeous in both of her wedding dresses. My brothers speech was hilarious but also heart warming. I crying my eyes out like a big baby.


In August, My baby Niece was born. I spent hours in the waiting room waiting to recieve news. When i finally got to meet and hold her, it was the best feeling in the world. She looks exactly like me! I am super in love with her and how far she has come since she was born. Shes 4 months and already sitting up by herself ! her little giggle is the best sound in the world. she babbles alot which is mega cute!

Along the way i have made so many amazing memories i can cherish forever. Ive met amazing life long friends aswell. I hope everyone has had as many amazing memories as i have and i hope all of you guys have had a great year!



Common White Girl Tag☕️

Hey guys, i thought id answer the “common white girls tag” to let you guys get to know me a little more.


  1. Favorite Starbucks drink? my favourite starbs drink would 100% have to be Pumpkin Spiced Latte. I live for that stuff!!
  2. Do you ever say “LOL” or “OMG” out loud? i say OMG alot! its just a habit when something reallllly surprises me. oops.
  3. Do you wear the same clothing item more than once? as in after its washed? yes!! but if its not washed then no, thats disgusting!!
  4. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? in the morning id say it takes me roughly an hour to get ready if i wanna look presentable.
  5. How many selfies do you take per day? hahaha! so many. how hard is it to get a good selfie these days though? nearly impossible!!
  6. How many Instagram followers and pictures do you have? i have 451 followers and 321 photos.
  7. Are you racist? definitely not, i hate racist people. it takes a whole 2 seconds to same something kind to someone.
  8. How many tweets do you have? i have just over 3000 tweets on my personal account.
  9. Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr? i dont think i could pick between instagram and twitter, i love them both 😍
  10. What do you spend most of your time doing? i spend most of my time studying for university or working 😫
  11. Who are your favorite YouTubers? my favourite youtubers are Shaaanxo, AlishaMarie, Zoe Sugg, MacDaddy, Dani Mansutti, LaurDIY, TeeandEss, Mia Stammer and  Justine G.Feather.
  12. How often do you cut your nails? i dont cut my nails, i usually just give them a good file once a week. cutting them gives me the shivers 😖
  13. Are you a shopaholic? 100%. i absolutely loooooooooove to shop!! i would do it as a job if i could!!
  14. How many times have you watched Mean Girls? oh god i watch mean girls at least once a month. i love that movie!!
  15. Do you own a lot of clothes? yeah, i cant help but shop 😂
  16. Do you wear makeup every day? no, aint nobody got time for that.
  17. Do you take pictures of your food before you eat it? if i think it looks cute then i’ll take a picture or a snapchat of it but other than that no.
  18. What are your average grades in school?  my grades usually sit around a B.
  19. How do you usually style your hair? i have an afro but i usually straighten it and if im feeling like taking time with it ill give it a quick curl with some twists.
  20. Do you always look presentable? no, does anyone look presentable 100% of the time?


I hope everyone enjoyed this and it gave you all a little insight on myself😆.


So since its coming up to halloween i thought i would give you all a list of things you may want or need to do for halloween.

  1. go shopping for halloween costumes.
  2. decorate your home.
  3. go to a pumpkin patch and buy some pumpkins
  4. carve pumpkins
  5. visit a haunted house
  6. go to a drive in scary movie
  7. prepare a scavenger hunt for friends and family.
  8. prepare the halloween candy for the visitors
  9. practice your halloween makeup – thats gotta be perfect!!
  10. bake halloween snacks such as cookies, tablet, fudge, toffee apples.
  11. wach halloween movies
  12. read scary stories
  13. go visit a halloween parade
  14. drink pumpkin spiced lattes
  15. watch some halloween youtube videos such as how to’s, drink mixtures etc!
  16. read some of your favourite blogs on halloween.



A hard life lesson i’ve learned recently.

As it came to the end of year one of my nursing programme, i had to get everything ready for my end of year interview. With this interview i had to prepare all of my exam results, everything i had learned on placement, and most of all my time sheets and skills clusters.

Walking into the interview i was soo nervous yet i felt confident that i had everything prepared as had done my best. However, when i sat down in the soft, blue chair i was informed that although i had previously thought i had passed my resit of my first ever essay of the year, i had infact failed it due to it being late and the examiner taking 10 marks off of my grade.

Hearing i had failed and was to be removed from the programme absolutely broke my heart. I had literally felt like my heart had been ripped out of my chest and had been stomped on. It ruined me. I spent the following 2 days at home crying my eyes out of my head and wondering what i was going to do now that my life dream had been ripped away from me.

I then went on to email my lecturer to find out i could appeal my grade and get accepted back into my class. So i put all of my heart and soul into the appeal to make sure i got back into university. With writing the appeal i seeked help from professionals and also family members to see what they thought i should write, and how best to explain my prediciment. I decided that the only way i could fully be myself would be to just tell the 100% truth of my feelings.

During this time i felt like a whole part of me had been taken away and i didnt know what i was going to do. Ive never felt so hopeless and unorganised in my life. I HATED not knowing where i stood or knowing what the outcome was going to be. However i did learn that in a way it was my own fault i had failed as i had told myself repeatedly “I’ll do it tomorrow” and before i knew it, it was the night before the 9 am deadline and all i had written was my name – stressed and drinking litres upon litres of red bull. So i had told myself that if i got back into university then i would have all of my work done at least a week in advance to ensure i never got kicked out again.

Two weeks later i got an email saying i had been accepted back into university. This email made me burst into tears of happiness, so lucky!! I was overjoyed and felt like i truly did have someone watching over me and listening to my prayers.

To anyone who leaves things to the last minute like i did, please use this as your warning sign and never leave it again, its only going to leave you stressed, anxious and tired. Just take some time every day and do small amounts of work to your project and i bet you will feel so much better.

My favourite cocktail recipe :-)



Hey guys i thought for todays post i would share with you my all time favourite cocktail recipe! The famous Mojito.


  • 1½ lime , cut into wedges – keep a wedge for a garnish.
  • 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 2½ teaspoons granulated sugar
  • handful ice
  • 65ml/2½fl oz white rum (i prefer to use Malibu)
  • splash soda water, to taste
  • fresh mint sprig, to garnish

To Make:-

  1. Put the limes, mint and granulated sugar into a sturdy glass and mash with the end of a clean rolling pin or a spoon , to bruise the mint and release the lime juice.

  2. Add the ice and pour your chosen white rum over the ice.

  3. Add soda water to taste and stir well. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve.


hope you guys enjoyed this recipe and it comes in useful this spring/summer.


Love, Rachel xo

What i keep in my bag on a daily basis..

This post is such a classical blog post from a lifestyle blogger, but i thought i would join the crowd and do one aswell.

Things i keep in my bag are usually really uninteresting but i thought i would invite you inside and let you find out for yourself.

Ariana Perfume – This perfume is my all time favourite perfume for every day. Cheap and cheerful. I always get so many compliments on my perfume and it makes me feel so fresh and summery.

Eos lipbalm – its always extremely important to carry lip balm in your bag to hydrate your lips to keep them from going chapped, red and sore! Lip balm comes in handy for more than your lips. I got my first EOS lip balm just over a month ago and it is absolutely amazing. it has a great strawberry/raspberry scent and also tastes amazing too.

Compact mirror – My compact mirror was bought for me from my parents and it has a photo of my French Bulldog ingraved on the front of it which i completely fell in love with the moment i saw it, it even brought a tear to my eye.

Diary – I know old fashioned. But i do prefer to write all my appointments and stuff into an actual physical diary so that im forced to check it. also my diary is green with orange sunflowers on it and is really cute. I purchased it from paperchase for £8.

Glasses – i always keep an extra pair of both daily glasses and sun glasses in my bag to be on the safe side. Theres nothing worse than being out and having the sun in your eyes or not being able to read a menu.

pens/pencils – i’m a student, i will always need pens and pencils.

Earphones – nothing worse than being alone and having no earphones to listen to music!

Hair ties/bobby pins – just to be on the safe side.

my ipad – i keep my ipad in my bag because i keep most of my blog stuff on it and use it when im waiting for appointments etc.

my purse – always needed. in my purse i keep my bank cards, my loyalty cards, cash and spare change along with my drivers licence.

my car and house keys – cant go anywhere without my keys.

my makeup bag – for the much needed touch ups half way through the day!


Much Love, Rachel Xx


40 Beauty Questions tag..

-How many times do you wash your face daily? Twice, in the morning and before bed.
-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo).. I have both oily and dry skin.
-What is your current facial wash? My current facial wash is by neutrogena.. its a pink grapefruit one. Smells amazing!
-Do you exfoliate? yes!! exfoliating is so important!!
-What brand do you use? im not sure of the brand but its in a green and white tube.
-What moisturizer do you use?Soap and Glory ! my holy grail!!
-Do you have freckles? nope.
-Do you use eye cream? not particularly.
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin? not really
-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? nope

-What foundation do you use?All Nighter – Urban Decay
-How about concealer?the really popular Collection one!
-Do you know your undertone color? my under tone is orangey pink
-What do you think of fake eyelashes? i like them!
-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? yes!
-What brand of mascara do you use? Two faced – better than sex
-Sephora or MAC? sephora!
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card? nope
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application? Real Techniques
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? yes! this is so important for your makeup to last all day!
-For the face?yes!
-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)? the sweet peach pallete!
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? liquid
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? never really.. usually with the mascara!
-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? i like them
-Do you use mineral makeup? nope
-What is your favorite lipstick? mac velvet teddy.
-How about lipgloss? soap and glory clear one
-What is your favorite blush to use? an urban decay one.. dont know its exact shade.
-Do you buy your makeup on ebay? i would never!
-Do you like drugstore makeup? yeah i love it!
-Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets) whats that?
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? i did when i was younger but never actually attended any.
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? no! im a perfectionist..
-Name a makeup crime that you hate? not putting eyeshadow on the bottom lashes/undereye!
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones? i prefer neutral lips but i love colourful eyes!
-Which celebrity always has great make up? Khloe Kardashian!
-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use? mascara!
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? yeah i do it all the time.
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? yeah..
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? Too Faced !!!
-What do you think of Makeup? i love it.


Love, Rachel Xx