29 Sep 2015

Times Gone By Tag!

Hello everyone! 
I've wanted to create a tag for quite a while now, and now I have! It's called the 'Times Gone By' tag (as you can probably tell from the title), and I'm quite proud of it, to be honest! So without further ado, here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog in your post

2. Display the 'Times Gone By badge in your post

3. Answer the 10 questions below

4. Tag at least 5 other bloggers

6. List these rules in your post and inform the bloggers you have tagged that they have been tagged to do the 'Times Gone By' tag and provide a link to your post so they know what to do.

I tag:

6. Anyone else who wants to do it

And here are your questions guys:

1. What was your favourite book/series when you were younger?

2. Oldest memory?

3. Favourite Disney princess/character

4. First word?

5. Do you have a funny story from when you were young?

6. What was the best birthday present you ever got, and why?

7. Do you have a certain item from when you were little that you just don't want to get rid of, even though you don't need it any more?

8. What were some of your favourite TV shows when you were young?

9. Did you have a favourite teddy/doll

10. Did you have a costume/outfit etc. that you used to wear all the time?

So there you have it guys - this is my 'Times Gone By' tag! I hope you have fun answering the questions and I look forward to reading your answers. That's all for now!

Lots of love, Little Robin


23 Sep 2015

Dear 12 year old me,

brush your hair. You might not notice it or think it looks too bad, but trust me, it is (I've seen photos!). When you wake up, just look in the mirror and use that new hairbrush for 5 minutes. You know, that one Mum bought you to try and encourage you to brush your hair? Take the hint!

Also, get rid of the too big, bright blue Crocs. You won't notice at the time, but they look hideous. Take them off and get mum to buy you a less expensive pair of Vans or something. I don't care what you wear, as long as they're not Crocs.

Oh, whilst on the subject of fashion, you don't need to wear and keep every single hand-me-down you are given. Just because you are a midget, doesn't mean that you don't get a say in what you wear. Because to be honest, you really have no sense of fashion. Look at it this way - these people have either given you their clothes because they are too young for them now, or they are too small for them now. So this means that you are wearing clothes that are too young for you. So pass on the ones you don't want, and get Mum to take you shopping. Otherwise, your mum will end up buying you a bright turquoise jumper with a sequined scull dog on the front when you are 15 because she is used to you dressing young! Do yourself a favour and develop a sense of fashion early. Thanks.

Now onto slightly cheesier subjects - make the most of your last year of school. Because it is actually the best year of school you will ever have. And once you leave, you will be constantly wishing that you had enjoyed your life in year 7 more and that you could repeat it.

Once you reach your second year of high school, you will begin to worry that you will never get a boyfriend - don't worry, you will. So just enjoy being alone, because you don't have to juggle spending time with your friends and your boyfriend. It's difficult!

And remember to enjoy your Europe trip, even though it gets to like, 40 degrees (Celsius) and the heat is too much to deal with. You will miss it once you're back home! Also, maybe don't spend as much money on souvenirs for friends - they're not expecting much!

What else.. oh! Study for tests and do your homework! It seems pointless at the time, but trading work for an hour of the Internet will come back to bight you the next day. Just put in a little bit more effort and you might not end up failing every maths and science test! Teachers don't give you homework for no reason and, believe it or not, they actually do want what's best for you (hard to believe, I know!).

So that's it I guess. Just do what I've written above and you should be absolutely fine!

Lots of love, Little Robin


13 Sep 2015

What's in my makeup bag?


Hello everyone!
Today I thought I would do a post about my everyday makeup products and what I have been loving beauty wise. So let's get started!

Maybelline New Dream Pure BB Cream - Light

 I only bought this BB cream recently, but I have loved it from the very beginning. I have the shade 'Light', and it is a perfect colour match for me. It has very good coverage, and it has an SPF of 15, which is good as we head into Spring. I've found that I have less trouble with spots on my face when I use this, as opposed to using a foundation and concealer, because it doesn't clog up my pores as much. This is a product that I would highly recommend for any of you out there looking for a good BB cream that doesn't cost a fortune. 

BYS Liquid Foundation - Nude

 This BYS foundation has pretty good coverage it really evens out my skin tone and helps to conceal any spots I might have on my face (just a note, there are quite a few BYS products in my makeup bag, mainly because they are very inexpensive). However, I do tend to steer away from foundation (and concealer) for everyday use, and instead use my BB cream, because it will clog up my pores more and it takes a lot longer to blend in.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer - Classic Beige

This concealer has lasted me quite a while - I mentioned it in a haul post earlier this year - but the bottle is practically empty, which makes me sad because no one seems to have my shade when I go looking for it. But when there is actually stuff in the bottle, it is a great product. It is easy to blend, has very good coverage, and tends to last a long time (if I use a primer and powder, because my face is quite oily). Definitely a thumbs up for this concealer!

 BYS Compact Powder - Light

This is an okay powder, because it keeps my makeup on for most of the day, but it tends to cling to parts of my face where my makeup might have been applied a bit thicker. It does have a mat finish, so if you prefer more of a dewy finish, this one's probably not for you.

 BYS Blusher - Candyfloss

I love this blusher, as it's not too bright and it stays on fairly well. It's not too pigmented, so the more you apply, the darker it will become. This makes it perfect for everyday use because I try to keep my makeup minimal, unless I'm going on a night out.

Designer Brands Eye Shadows Pallet

This is a great pallet of eye shadows because it has a large range of dark and light colours, which means they can be used for everyday use and for nights out. They aren't very pigmented though, so the lighter colours especially need quite a bit to be applied before it clearly shows through. 

 Covergirl Flamed Out Mascara

I love this mascara because it doesn't clump on my eyelashes, like some of my mascaras do, and it stays on for a super long time (if I go to bed and I forget to take my makeup off, it will still be there the next morning!). It also makes my eyelashes quite stiff, which I know some people don't like, but I do because it curls my lashes for me, so I don't have to do it with eyelash curlers.

Essence Nude lip gloss - Taste The Sweets

I am obsessed with this lip gloss! It looks gorgeous, it's appropriate for school because it is a nude colour, and it tastes delicious. It is also very easy to apply, but it tends to wear off during the day, so maybe take it with you so you can reapply it later on.

TBN Lipstick - Pout Those Lips Girl (yes, that is the colour!)

This is a gorgeous coloured lipstick, that I love to wear when I'm going out at night, or even on the weekend during Autumn and Winter. It stays on for a long time, and doesn't feel uncomfortable once it is applied. I just wanted to include this because it is more of a fancy alternative to the lip gloss.

So there we go - that is what's in my makeup bag at the moment. I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you have any of these products or if you want to see more posts like this. 
Thanks for reading guys!

Lots of love, Little Robin


6 Sep 2015

Thoughts on Father's Day

Hello lovelies!
So, it is that time of year again when we celebrate our fathers and what they mean to us. 
I hope you all spent plenty of time with your dads today and spoilt them rotten with breakfast in bed and hugs galore!
For me, I not only celebrate my earthly father on Father's Day, but my heavenly father as well. This is a day when I truly sit back and thank my God for everything he has done for me, because sometimes my life gets so busy that I forget to acknowledge Him. This, of course, is awful, and I'm going to really try to fix this.
So remember to give your dads a huge hug and remind them how much they mean to you guys, for all those times that you forget!
Thank you all for reading and I will see you all next week with another post!

Little Robin