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A little about me

Hello world!

I’ve started this blog to record my life, give tips and share what I love! 

So it’s probably a good idea to introduce myself! I’m Millie and I’m a 21 year old Psychology student at university of Birmingham. When I’m not at uni I live in the Cotswolds in a crazy household including 2 sisters, my parents, my grandma, a dog, cat, chickens, lovebirds, guinea pigs and hopefully some future sheep from my uncle! 

I’m known for loving animals, nature, psychology, exploring, travelling and family. Oh, and not forgetting coffee and peppermint tea. 

I’d love to know about you too, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment, or ask any questions your want! 

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Hello! 

My parents are on holiday for a couple of days so I have come back from university to look after the house. It’s so lovely to get away from the hustle and bustle of Birmingham and to the calm Cotswolds. 

I have been on lovey dog walks and on some runs with my sister, as well as making the most of our hot tub (it’s absolute heaven), but mostly revising (unfortunately) ๐Ÿ˜ญ. 

Here are a few pictures from back home so far ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒบ

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Day Time Make Up Look

Hello! 

I have worn proper make up for the first time in a long while, since it being exam season and all! So I thought I’d make the most out of this rare occasion and write a blog post about it ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿค“ I went out for lunch so it’s a girly summery look, which I adore ๐Ÿ™‚ (sorry about the state of my hair… I hadn’t styled it yet ๐Ÿ˜œ)

So read on if you’d like to find out which products I used! 

Firstly I used the Simple kind to skin vitamin day cream. This is the first day cream that I have properly loved and used every day as it is a great consistency which is light and not oily.

I then used my Maybelline Fit Me concealer around my eyes, which I just blended with my finger. I use the lightest shade.

Then I used my trusty no7 city light tinted moisturiser which I applied with a beauty blender. Sorry I bang on about this product so much! 


Next I used the Urban Decay Naked face pallete for my blusher and highlighter. As you can tell from the picture, I tried to go easy on these products, just as I prefer the natural look. I used the eye shadows from this palette too, using the lightest shade as a base and then layering some darker shades around my crease and blending with my fingers (I need to learn to use brushes properly). I also used the mascara from this palette and it’s literally incredible. I wanted a bit of extra volume on my lashes just because it was a meal out so I wanted a bit more oomph than normal! 


Last but not least I used the NYX soft matte lip cream in the shade Milan. It’s a bit pinker than what I would normally wear but I wanted to mix things up ๐Ÿ˜‹ and that’s it! Easy peasy. Let me know if you have any questions or reccomendations! 


Millie.x

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About me tag!

Hello lovely ones.

I have been super busy with exams recently so have neglected this blog (sorry). I still have 2 left but I thought a good revision break would be to do a blog post! Since I have barely left the house, I thought I would do an ‘about me’ tag. Hopefully you may get to know be better! 


So here’s a few questions about me! 

1. What is your middle name? 

My middle name is charlotte! 

2. What is your favourite subject?

Hmmmm… it is PE (I haven’t done this since secondary school). Also this is worrying since I am doing a psychology degree…

3. What is your favourite drink?

Definitely Tesco finest peppermint and liquorice tea (how very middle class)


4. What is your favourite song?

This is always the hardest question as I can never decide and always change my mind! Right now it is anything by Laura marling but I also love Bombay bicycle club, Johnny Flynn and bears den (this is back when I have time to listen to music… revision is a killer)

5. What is your favourite food?

Another really hard question! Maybe salmon stir fry.

6. What is the last thing you bought? 

I haven’t been shopping in a long time! I think it was a Zara top.

7. What is your favourite book?

I don’t know if this counts as a book but my boyfriend bought me a poetry book and I am in love with it. It’s called ‘Milk and Honey’ by Rupi Kaur 


8. What is your favourite colour?

Teal!

9. Do you have any pets?

Yes! Many pets! Haha my house is filled with pets and it’s the best thing ever. We have like 20 chickens, a dog, lovebirds, a cat, ginea pigs, fish. It’s very fun 


10. What is your favourite perfume?

Chanel no5

11. Are you married?

Nope! But I have a wonderful boyfriend of 5 years 

12. Can you speak many languages?

Just English! How very English of me. I would love to speak more, especially French 

13. Do you have any siblings?

Yes I have two sisters, one called josie who is 23 and one called eva who is 18. They’re amazing

If there’s anything else you’d life to know don’t hesitate to ask! 

Millie.x

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April Favourites

Hi lovelies!

As it’s coming to the end of April, I thought I would share my first ever favourites! There’s a mixture of items and I know there are also things I have left out, as my room is a tip right now so it’s hard to find everything ๐Ÿ™ƒ 

Let me know if you have any questions or if you have any recommendations! 

1. Bobbi Brown foundation stick (shade warm ivory).

Believe it or not I found this in my local charity shop, as they were doing a special make up promotion. I think I paid ยฃ5 for it, and it hadn’t yet been opened! It’s so creamy and moisturising and leaves my skin glowing. 


2. Bobbi Brown art stick (shade dusty pink). 

My kind mother bought me this for Christmas. It’s really easy to apply and lasts really well. Also it’s such a nice shade of pink for the spring, and I wear it almost every day.


3. No7 City Light tinted moisturiser (shade light).

I’ve posted this in a previous beauty post but I’ll post it again! It’s honestly amazing, has everything you could need for a light skin coverage and it’s price is an added bonus. Perfect for summery days where you don’t want to look caked in makeup. 


4. Beaded earrings 

This is a random one but I purchased these earrings in a little independent shop in Exeter. They are lovely and pop a bit of colour to your face. Also if you are like me and have sensitive skin, these silver earrings are great. 


5. Rose gold ‘Frends’ headphones

I wanted these headphones for so long, but they were quite expensive, so I went on eBay and found them for about half the price. They are really good, with a good sound quality and very comfy to wear. Also they are rose gold so. Good times.


6. Wild Guide – a travel guide to the south west

My boyfriend got me this book, and it is filled with ideas for quick weekends away in the south west of England. It shows the best places for wild swimming, free camping, amazing views and all other interesting ideas. So if your an adventure seeker or need ideas for a fun weekend, this book has you sorted. 


7. No7 nail polish (shade Persian Blue).

This nail polish is so fun and a lovey colour for spring! It is also really easy to application which is a plus for if you are awful at nails like me.


8. Rosie for autograph Eau De Parfum 

This is a beautiful floral scented perfume from M&S. It is described as having ‘deep woody undertones’ and top notes of ‘pink pepper and lemon essence’. All I know is that it smells great, lasts long and is perfect for summer. Oh and it’s pretty cheap for a perfume! 


9. Olivia Burton big dial bee watch

This watch is just so lovely. 


10. Collaborative coconut frozen ice cream (dairy free)

As it’s revision time, I wanted to treat myself to a yummy snack. Coconut is probably my favourite flavour, and so when I spotted this I’m Sainsbury’s I was very excited! It is also chocolate flavoured, so it gets even more amazing if that is possible. It tastes wonderful and is dairy free. Win win! 


Thank you for reading! 

Millie.x


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Nora

Whenever I’m at uni I really miss my animals, especially Nora. She is half Labrador half golden retriever. She is the loveliest dog ever! Here are some pictures of her, as who doesn’t want to see a puppy?!

Let me know your favourite breed of dog ๐Ÿถ 

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How me and my boyfriend of 5 years met

I thought I would share this so that you can get to know me better. Also I am always interested in other people’s boyfriend stories so if any of you are like me, then this is for you. 

My boyfriend Kit and I have been together for (almost) 5 years. I’m only 21 so we were pretty young at 16 when we first met. And it’s one of those times when it’s just coincidence that you meet. So I’m pretty lucky that it was on my side!

I was invited to a party one afternoon, for later that evening. The party was a friend of a friends, and it was quite far away, so I wasn’t sure. But, at sixteen, and being quite into parties, I said yes. I got ready and we got a lift with a friends parents. 

As soon as we got to the party, I instantly fancied this guy in the corner of the room. He was honestly like my ideal person that I would always describe when people asked. I thought he was way older than me though. I am kind of awkward and shy but we started talking and got on really well. We danced to some cool songs and drank and he played the guitar, and luckily he asked for my number before I left that same evening.

We had briefly spoken about me going to bath (a city in England) the next day with my friend, who happened to be seeing his friend. But that was the last we had spoken of it. But the next day, as me and my friend were shopping in bath, Kit turned up out of the blue as a surprise! It was so exciting and I was so glad that he actually wanted to see me. 

Long story short, he asked me out a month later and we’ve been together ever since! Not many people know this story but I think it’s so sweet and it makes me happy to remember. 


Love millie.x 

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Simple Summer Make Up (all no7)

Hi guys!

Recently in England the weather has been glorious! (I say recently, as right now it is snowing… wtf). Regardless, I thought I would share with you my favourite make-up look and how I achieve it.

It’s pretty simple, and I’m no make up guru, but if you want a natural look, then the products I use are perfect for this!

This look is using one of my all time favourite make up brands, which is boots own brand, No7. No7 can be found in pretty much all Boots stores, is pretty cheap, and is really good quality! I will list the products I have used below.

Skin mousituriser and Primer

First I use the beautiful skin dry skin rescue on any really dry areas, like my nose. Then I use the airbrush away primer to prime my skin. This primer is amazing as it is hypo-allergenic, which is really good for sensitive skin like mine! It works amazingly and makes my make up last all day. Also, it has no scent, which I love. 

Tinted moisturiser

Tinted moisturiser is my go-to in the summer. It is super lightweight, moisturising, gently improves skin colour, and most importantly it protects from UV rays, which prevents skin ageing. This one from No7 also protects from environmental stresses, which is great for me, as I  live in Birmingham. 


Blusher, bronzer and highlighter

This trio was on a deal when I bought them, and this is the second lot I have got! They are honestly amazing, and such good value if you dont want to splash out on more expensive brand. They are a creamy consistency, and so blend in really naturally, leaving a dewy finish. The highlighter is a pearly colour and is beautiful. I put this on the tip of my nose, the bridge of my eyebrows, my cheekbones and the top of my lip. The bronzer is a lovely bronze colour, and again blends really nicely. And the blusher is also amazing! It goes on quite strong but it is easy to blend out or build up. 

Eyes

Eyes are my favourite part to do when I my make up. As my hairs is blonde, I like to choose bronze colours. This No7 eyeshadow is really pigmented and leaves a shimmery finish. Then last but not least the mascara! It is not clumpy at all, and lasts all day without dropping! I highly recommend it as a lengthening and defining mascara. 

 Lips

In the first picture of me, I am wearing No7 ‘Pillarbox’ lipstick.

Thanks for reading!

Let me know if you have any favourite products or if you have any questions!

Millie.x

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Holidays close to home

Hi guys!

As summer is approaching ever more quickly, my thoughts are being drawn to the freedom which will come after my last exam! Summer is my favourite season, and i love planning ahead! This year i am lucky enough to be traveling to Central America with my uni friends, which i am of course super excited for! But, i am also hoping to explore England, and book some holidays here!

Booking holidays in your own country is such a great option! Less hassle, less transport, and its so exciting to explore where you live. Last year me and my boyfriend packed our bags and drove a couple of hours to wales, a beautiful and invigorating country in the UK. The drive was only 2 hours long, and armed with a great playlist and a much needed stop at service stations, we really enjoyed the drive. 

We decided to camp in wales, as we both love it, and of course as students, we were looking for the cheapest option! We had looked at campsites before we left, and foound a perfect one, just a couple of minutes walk from a huge beach. This campsite did not allow people to book, and so it was a first come fist service situation. So, we left very early yin the morning to ensure a space. Luckily, this worked out well! 

A couple of minutes drive down windy country roads led us to a surf hire shop, where we rented two boards. Then every morening, we would get up nice and early, walk through the sand dunes and set up a spot on the beach. then we would (attempt) to catch some waves! This was honestly one of the best holidays i have had. Every sense was invigorated, we made amazing memories, all my freckles came out in full bloom, and all within the space of a weekend! 

So if you are lacking funds, or just want a quick getaway, I highly recommend doing this!

Leave me a comment if you have done the same, or if you are planning to in the near future! I would love to hear from you.

Millie.x 

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Current hair care routine!

Hey guys!

Hair is a defining feature and so it is important to take care of it! I thought I would share with you my current hair care routine, as it is definitely changed how may hair looks for the better!

I have had highlights and so I really need to nourish my hair to stop the bleach drying it out, and so I choose conditioning products. Another thing that is important to me is to use natural products that don’t use too many chemicals, and so brands like Burts Bees are my go to!


Without further ado, this is my routine!

1. Brush hair before showering using my trusty tangle teezer

2. Shampoo my hair once with my Burts Bees moisturising shampoo (this smells incredible and contains all natural ingredients so basically it’s the best things ever) then condition it with the Burts Bees matching conditioner, leaving it on for a couple of minutes. Thoroughly rinse hair and finish off with cold water to close up hair pores (this stops frizz and makes hair extra shiny).

3. Let hair dry naturally! I try to use as little heat as possible so that hair damage is limited! If I am feeling like my hair needs a bit of extra conditioning, then I’ll add a tiny amount of coconut oil to the tips, making sure it is applied evenly!

That’s it ๐Ÿ˜Š simple, good for your hair, and not time consuming! Let me know any tips you have for yours of it you are loving any hair products, as I always love trying new things!


Millie.x