8 Products I’m Using To Get Perfect Skin For Summer

Beauty products for summer

As the months get warmer, there are a number of products that I like to incorporate into my beauty routine in order to achieve luscious, glowing skin.

I’m sure you’ll all know by now just how obsessed I am with Soap and Glory products, in particular the Scrub of your life body scrub. This body scrub is the absolute perfect first step in order to achieve a beautiful, even tan. With scents of madarin, bergamot and strawberry, this product is the most heavenly way to get the smoothest skin!

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Things That F.R.I.E.N.D.S Has Taught Me


For literally anyone who knows me, you’ll know how utterly obsessed I am with the TV show ‘Friends’. If you ever come round to our house, there’s about a 99% chance that it’ll be on the TV and I find myself quoting something from the show at least once a day.

It’s always been *that* show for me; you know the one that you can watch over and over and over again and not get bored? The one that you can watch no matter what mood you’re in, the one that always cheers you up and the one that makes you laugh at the same joke even though you’ve watched it a thousand times before? (Also kudos to me for referencing ‘The One’, for those who know; good job!).

The 236 episodes definitely taught me a lot and I’m so grateful to always have ‘Friends’ – even if it is only a bloody TV show. I’ve put together a list of all the lessons that I’ve learnt from it though, because I definitely owe a lot to that show, however sad that is.

Falling in love with your best friend is the best thing in the world.

Okay, so I’m probably *slightly* biased on this one, considering I did actually fall in love with my best friend, but I still think it’s important nonetheless. The fact that Monica and Chandler fell in love, got married and had babies even after being friends for so many years is such a lovely thing. I love how well they knew each other, and how comfortable they were together. Matt and I were best friends for many years before we finally got into a relationship and I wouldn’t have it any other way; it means that we’re now best friends AND in an awesome relationship.

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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

I’ll be honest: summer really isn’t my “thing”. Sure, I love the longer days and lighter nights. I love the BBQs and cocktail parties and I love going on holiday but I’d still say that I’m without a doubt I am a winter gal. I just much prefer cosy nights in front of the fire with a hot chocolate and a good Christmassy film. LOL.

However, I really want to try and embrace summer this year so I’ve compiled a huge list of summer activities that I want to do and I thought I’d share them with you!


Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette!

Urban Decay Naked Heat

The eyeshadow palette of dreams turned up on my desk at work last week and I’ve spent approximately 39 hours just staring at it. It.Is.So.Pretty.

I’m not usually one to buy into the hype of new products but when the sneak previews of the new Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette began circulating a few months ago, I knew I had to have it. The shades are all right up my street and I’ve never been more in love with a product as much as I love this.

Urban Decay Naked Heat

Urban Decay Naked Heat

Urban Decay Naked Heat

I wore some of the shades to a party last weekend, (ounce, lumbre and scorched) and I honestly got SO many compliments on my makeup, and that literally never happens haha!

The shades are so highly pigmented – something that you can always expect from Urban Decay – and the colour payoff is just out of this world. They’re such diverse, wearable shades and I honestly couldn’t rave about this palette enough.

The palette features 12 of the most stunning warm-toned shades, ranging from UD’s classic nudes to the prettiest bronze-toned colours. With a good balance of mattes and shimmers, there really is something for everyone in this palette. I’ve been a big fan of Urban Decay for a long time now, and I own all of the other Naked palettes, but I already know that this is my favourite one yet. I can’t wait to take it on holiday with me and create the most gorgeous summer looks with it!

Urban Decay Naked Heat

What do you think of the new Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette? Will you be purchasing it when it’s officially released on the 27th July? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.

Female Entrepreneur Week – 10 Women Who Inspire Me

Female Entrepreneur Week

I’m delighted to announce that I’m an Official Female Entrepreneur Week (FEW) Blogger! Female Entrepreneur Week  starts on the 21st June 2017 until the 30th June 2017. To celebrate FEW, I decided to put together a post celebrating all my favourite inspirational women.

(P.S, read to the end of the post to find out how you could become a part of the FEW!).

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Father’s Day Letter To My Dad

Father's Day

Dear dad,

Thank you for coming into our lives and marrying mum and giving me the best siblings in the world.

Thank you for taking me to school every day and holding my hand when I was scared of the first day back at school.

Thank you for helping me with my homework, especially with maths, and for not getting too annoyed when I didn’t understand fractions.

Thank you for always being there on my parents’ evenings.

Thank you for always hosting the most amazing birthday parties for me.

Thank you for moving us up to York and allowing me to meet the most amazing people.

Thank you for giving me the chance to visit New York on a number of occasions.

Thank you for moving us to New Zealand for a few months and allowing us to experience a different way of life.

Thank you for driving me everywhere until I passed my test.

Thank you for giving me the best advice that you could when I was unsure of what to do.

Thank you for tolerating my horrible, moody teenage years.

Thank you for hugging me when I was sad.

Thank you for always being proud of me.

Thank you for teaching me to be more laid back (I’m still working on this one!).

Thank you for always supporting me even if you don’t always agree with my decisions.

Thank you for constantly pushing me to do my best.

Thank you for always making me laugh when you’re drunk.

Thank you for hosting the most amazing house parties over the years and for making all my friends feel welcome.

Thank you for always telling me that I’m beautiful even if I don’t feel it.

Thank you for always buying me the most amazing birthday presents.

Thank you for making me laugh even when you’re trying to annoy me.

Thank you for helping to organise my amazing surprise 16th and 18th birthday parties.

Thank you for welcoming Matt into our family and for being happy for me.

Thank you for teaching me how to be brave and for preparing me for the big bad world.

Thank you for loving us all so much.

Thank you for loving mum and making her happy every single day.

Thank you for being the most amazing dad I could ever wish for.

Happy Father’s Day, dad, I love you.

Five Lipsticks For Summer

Summer Lipsticks

If you follow me on Instagram then you may have noticed that I have quite a *thing* for Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks. My favourites include Red Carpet Red, Lost Cherry and Pillow Talk. I think I actually might just have a thing for lipsticks in general, so today I thought I’d put together a little summer collection of my fave lip picks.

My first choice is the Sexy Mother Pucker lip lacquer in Whoppink. It’s a gorgeous deep pink colour that plumps and enhances lips without the need for fillers… It doesn’t feel too tacky or sticky and it’s not drying in any way. The only teeny, tiny downside is that it doesn’t have overwhelmingly amazing lasting power, but I can look past last as it’s such a lovely colour.

I’m sure you’ll all have heard me rave about the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick because it is literally the most gorgeous nude pink colour. It’s so easy to wear and lasts ages, even with eating and drinking. I LOVE it.

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The Tell Me More Tag

The Tell Me More Tag

I’ve loved Lyd’s blog for a while now, and she recently created ‘The Tell Me More Tag‘ and I decided that I wanted to participate. Lyd’s blog is always full of wonderfully curated posts, so if you haven’t already, you should definitely check it out.

The ‘Tell Me More Tag’ has been created by Lyd with the intention of getting to know other bloggers and their reason for blogging, including their inspirations, goals and favourite things about blogging. So without further ado, here we go…

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