Sunday, 28 December 2014

What I got for Christmas | 2014

Hey everyone, hope you all had an amazing Christmas spent with loved ones and eatting loads of food! I had one of the best! I asked on Twitter if you wanted to see this blog and all the responses were yes so here it is! Disclaimer: I'm not bragging, I appreciate everything I got! I wasn't actually expecting to get any of this as I got my phone earlier on in December.

From my mum and dad

I got: 

An iPhone 5s in Silver which I am in love with!

White converse (which are already dirty I'm sorry)

Marc Jacobs, Daisy Dream gift set (perfume, shower gel and body lotion)

Selfy stick (which have become very popular, ill also leave some photos that I took with it!)

Dressing gown (from new look) most softest thing I've ever felt!

White, vintage trinket box

From my sister I got:

Gorgeous pandora ring

Lime, sugar crush soap and glory set

From my Nanna and Grandad I got:

Jack Wills make up brushes 

River island mini satchel 

From one of my aunties I got:

Eye makeup set (which I'm gonna attempt to try and use) 

Best friend/Eliza I got:

A Mike Wazowski Toy (1. Because it's one of my favourite movies and 2. Because we both have braces now) 

Two lush bath bombs (the comforter & Candy Mountain) 

Shower gel set (which smell amazing!)

Fox hand warmers (other one leaked­čśó)

From other family members I got chocolate, money and vouchers

I'm so happy and thankful for everything I got! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas!

P.s if you want a review of any of the items just comment which one!


13 Questions Tag

Hey everyone,

So I told everyone on twitter I would upload my 'what I got for Christmas' post today but I've been out all day and now its to dark to take good photos so i'll upload it tomorrow! So in the mean time I thought it do the 13 Questions Tag

The Questions:

1. What do you order at Starbucks?
Caramel Frappuccino

 2. What's one thing in your closet that you cannot live without?
My Black high waisted skinny jeans

 3. What's one thing that most people probably wouldn't know about you?
that I hate Nutella 

 4. Name one thing that you want to do before you die
Meet One Direction and go to a festival (couldn't pick one)

 5. What's one food that you cannot live without?
Definitely Chinese food

 6. What quote/phrase do you live your life by?
"Do more of what makes you happy" and "worrying is stupid. Its like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain"

 7. What do you like and dislike about the YT community?
I love how much the youtube community has expanded and how its like one huge family but I dislike how much pressure some of the youtubers are feeling and that its becoming more of a chore than fun.

 8. What's your number one most listened to song on iTunes?
I don't use iTunes, I use Napster but my most listened to song on there is Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, I am in love with it!

 9. What kind of style would you define yourself as having?
I'm not sure there's a name for it but if you look in my wardrobe you'll find high waisted jeans and leggings and crop tops

 10. Favorite number
 11. Two hobbies
Dance and twitter (yes that counts;)

 12. Two pet peeves
People eating to loudly and People who take things to seriously

 13. Guilty Pleasure
Chocolate and sorting things out/organizing

Hope you enjoyed this little extra post and getting to know a bit more about me! Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see my 'what I got for christmas' post. If you have any questions feel free to comment below or tweet me @ssophiehill


Monday, 1 September 2014

My trip to New York

I just got back from a family trip to New York. We went for 5 days, 4 nights and stayed in a hotel down the road from Times Square! We went to landmarks, shopping, tours, broadway so I'm going to leave some pictures:) (I went to many other places but the pictures were taken on the camera and mum and dad's phone)

From the top and bottom of the Rockafella (if that's how you spell it) the view was amazing!

We went to Madame Tussaud's and these were my two faves<3

Always wanted to see one of these in real life
The 9/11 memorial, it was such a peaceful place, we also went to the memorial centre where loads of people's stories of the time were. We also had a chat to a man who was there at the time, his story was incredible.
Got a ferry past the Statue of Liberty (my phone died after I took this so couldn't get any better)
As my sister is obsessed with Matilda we managed to get really cheap tickets for $40 each and went and saw it again, it's as amazing the second time! We also waited at the stage door and my sister got most of the autographs from the adults.
This was one of the most scariest things I saw. The things people do for money is crazy!

We also went to the John Lennon memorial, Central Park and a lot of shopping! If you're ever thinking of going to New York I defiantly recommend it!
I might put up another blogpost when I manage to get the other photos! Thankyou for reading!


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Must Have | Hair Products

I have naturally curly hair, on top is more wavy and underneath I get ringlets. I normally straighten my hair (which makes my ends quite dry) however recently I've been finding loads of hairstyles I love which really suits curly hair (I'll show my favourite at the end) These 6 hair products are my must haves and my life savers.

First of all once I've washed my hair I'll towel dry it and then becasue my hair gets really tangled I'll spray in Boots Coconut & Almond Leave in Conditioner (Boots - £1.49 for 150ml) it's an absolute bargain! It smells amazing and gets the knots out striaght away without weighing it down or making it greasy!

Due to my hair being naturally curly it tends to go frizzy so I use John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum (Boots - £6.29)
This product is my favourite, if I could only use one of these for the rest of my life i would pick this. A tiny bit goes a long way and I can tell a huge difference when I forget to use it! 

I then add Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Split End Protecion Cream (Boots - £4.79) I just use a tiny amount in the ends of my hair and it helps protect them from further damage and leaves them feeling soft and healthy. It smells amazing and lasts for ages aswell!

I will then leave my hair to dry naturally:)

After I've either straighten my hair or left It curly I then always add these two products. The majority of you reading this have probably heard of this product and/or use it; Batiste Dry Shampoo (Boots - £2.99, 200ml) I get pretty&opulent oriental becasue I love the packaging and it smells lush. Even if you don't have greasy hair it's great inbetween washes just to give it some volume. 

Finally I spray in Fudge Urban Sea Salt Texturising Spray (Superdrug - £6.99) This gives an instant beach look and texture. I just spray it in my hand or on my hair and scrunch it. It smells of coconut (which I love) and the smells lasts for ages!

So they're the hair products I use on a daily basis, if you have any questions comment them below or any requests of reviews or ideas you want me to blog about. 

Like I mentioned earlier I found a hairstyle that I find suits curly hair really well! It's Zoellas Festival Get Ready With Me video - and it includes a makeup tutorial then the hair style. 

Thankyou for reading,

Sophie x

Sunday, 17 August 2014

My Everyday Makeup

As you will probably know I'm a teen who can't really get a job therefore I can't afford all the top end brands of makeup. In the past year and a half I've been searching for the best mascaras and foundations and I have finally found the items I love which I use everyday. I thought I'd share them with you:) I have oily spot prone skin and these makeup products help cover and balance the oils.

Before I apply any makeup depending if it's a hot day or if I'm going to a party (if it's a lazy day I don't bother) I'll apply Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Pro Primer. (£6.99 - Superdrug) This keeps my makeup on for so much longer it also moisterises my skin and protects my makeup from coming off. 

I'll then apply Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation in the shade 100 ivory becasue my skin is so pale (£8.99 - Boots) I apply this using the Ecotools Bamboo Foundation Brush (£7.99 - Boots) The foundation has really good coverage and also has SPF 15 which I love. As for the brush it's really soft and the bristles don't fall out.

If I'm having a particularly bad skin day and my spots are not completely covered  I'll put on some concealer. I've tried many concealers and in my opinion the best one is Natural collection Cover-up Cream. (£1.99 - Boots) It completely covers up your spots and is amazing value! 

Due to me having oily skin I will then apply Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder. (Boots - £3.99) I use 001 Transparent as it is just to minimise oil and not colour. Nearly everyone I know uses this powder! I apply the powder using Ecotools Bamboo Domed Bronzer Brush (£9.99 - Boots) the bristles are so soft and don't fall out, it's a little pricey but worth every penny!

Now becasue I'm so pale after I've applied this I need some colour so I use the No7 Perfectly Bronzed Dual Bronzer (£12.00 - Boots) I apply this also using the Ecotools Bronzer brush. I dropped my bronzer so it's all in little pieces however I will attach a photo from the website. This bronzer is brilliant, it has a slight shimmer but isn't overly sparkly and gives the perfect natural healthy glow. 

Next onto eyes, I don't add much to my eyes as I have really sensitive eyes and many mascaras and eye liners irritate them however I have found one which works for me which is Rimmel London Extra wow Lash in 003 Extreme Black (£5.49 - Boots) This leaves no clumps and the lashes looking so long! 

Finally my lips, I own hundreds of lip balms but by far my favourite is Maybelline Baby Lips in 10 Peppermint. (£2.99 - Boots) Other that the amazing packaging which looks so cute sitting on your dressing table it's so moisturising and also leaves a minty scent. It has SPF 20 and is amazing value; I couldn't live without it. Sometimes over the top of that I'll put my Rimmel London Royal Gloss lip gloss however isn't sold in shops anymore. 

So that is my Everyday makeup Collection, if you have any questions feel free to comment below and also if you have any ideas of what you want me to 'blog about' then comment them too:)

Thankyou for reading,
Sophie x

Get to know me

As this is my first post I thought I should do the 25 questions tag so you can get to know me:)

1. Do you have a middle name?
Yes I have two:) Lorraine and Eileen, after my auntie and grandma.

2. What is your favourite subject in school?
I love PE (I've taken it for gcse) I quite liked Drama I just didn't life performing in front of people and I also believe it or not like maths:)

3. What's your favourite drink?
I don't really have a favourite but I love Starbucks Caramel creams and pink Lemonade

4. What's your favourite song at the moment?
Great escape ~ Mike Dignam

5. What would you name your children?
I'm not to sure what I would name a girl but if I have a boy I want to call him Oscar.

6. Do you participate in any sports?
I go from sport to sport all the time but I've always loved dance and I go every Wednesday for three hours. I also do sports in school.

7. What's your favourite books?
The fault in our stars ~ John Green

8. What is your favourite colour?
I'm really into mint green at the moment

9. What's your favourite animal?
There's loads but dogs

10. What's your favourite perfume?
Our Moment - One Direction

11. What's your favourite holiday?
Guessing this is like birthday or Christmas so defo Christmas:)

12. Have you graduated from high school?
Nope I'm 14, going into year 10 in September 

13.Have you been out of the country?
Yes, I've been to Ireland hundreds of times because of family and I've been to Spain and France and I'm going to New York August 27th!

14. Do you speak any other languages?
I did French and German for 3 years and now stopped German and taken French for gcse

15. Do you have any siblings?
Yes! A little sister called Lilie

16. What's your favourite store?
Topshop and superdrug

17. What's your favourite restaurant?
Pizza express

18. Do you like school?
Yeah, just seeing all my friends especially

19. Who are some of your favourite Youtubers?
Zoe Sugg (Zoella), Alfie Deyes (pointlessblog), Joe (thatcherjoe), Marcus Butler, Niomi smart, Tanya Burr, Jim Chapman, Caspar Lee, Gabby (velvetgh0st), Shaytards, O2L and Connor Franta:)

20. What's your favourite movie?
The fault in our stars, Hunger games (all of them),Divergent, Forest Gump, Toy story 1,2 and 3, monsters inc

21.What are some of your favourite shows?
I don't really watch tv because I'm always watching youtube but - family guy, Catfish, 24 hours in a&e and sun sea a&e because I love seeing people save people:)

22. PC or Mac?

23. What phone do you have?
IPhone 4S

24. How tall are you?
I'm not sure I think I'm 5'7?

25. Any pets?
I have a 5 month old cockapoo called Woody, (cross between cocker spaniel and a poodle) 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know me more! I'm really looking forward to posting some more:) If you have any more questions feel free to comment them below!