Favourite songs of 2018!

Hello beauties,

Today I am going to share with you my favourite tunes of 2018. I am a big music lover so this is a big deal to me, trust me there are so tunes!!

img_2222-1James Arthur – Empty Space

James has always been a favourite of mine and if you have followed my blog for a while you will know I adore him! Every song fails to disappoint. If you haven’t heard this yet – I highly recommend.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – Shallow

This song… I cannot even explain. I freaking love it!!! I never knew Lady Gaga had a voice like that. I balled my eyes out listening to this, it was incredibly emotional and raw. I never saw the movie in the cinema as it wasn’t something I thought I would like however after hearing this song I’ve been looking all over and have pre-ordered the DVD. If anyone else loves this song let me know!!

Dalton Harris and James Arthur – The Power of Love

I first heard this song when Gabrielle Aplin covered a while ago, I was obsessed with her voice. Well anyways I hadn’t heard of the song in a while heard this on the X Factor final. I used to be very into the X Factor watching it every year however its become worse and worse throughout the years, becoming very fixed. In saying this I was routing or Dalton to win, who better for him to sing with than the man himself, James.

Eminem and Ed Sheeran – River

I know this wasn’t 2018 but I have been obsessed with it, a old school Eminem vibe with Ed Sheeran is what dreams are made of. I used to love all Eminems old tunes like Mockingbird, Stan, Beautiful, Lose Yourself, then his music began to change and left me missing the old style of music. BAMM, my dreams come true with this little number. Obsessed.

Anne-Marie – Perfect To Me

A feel good song, something to raise your self-esteem whilst making you feel brilliant. She’s Basically singing about how she isn’t perfect, explain all her flaws and how they make her perfect. If i’m having a low day then this is the track for me and possibly for you too. I love Anne-Marie she did a cover of dangerous women which I will never forget, I will link a cover for any Anne-Marie lovers!!


Thats my list complete, share you favourites below. Love Alex.xox


Easy Nail Art Ideas

Hello, it’s been a while! I’ve been messing about with uni and work, just life really. Well fast forward a waste of a year. Uni really isn’t for me, I didn’t get along with the work load or the way university works in general, it’s not for me. Anyways here I am, back as ever I can not wait to get started again. I hope you all enjoy my content❤️

So I’ve been very into my nail art lately and have been messing around with some easy ideas! These first ones are animal prints and animal designs (with a Pokémon ball on the end there)

These were really easy to create with a black nail art pen and dotting tools which cost less than £5! You can even use a hair grip or anything really as a dotting tool. The cat is my favourite! What’s yours:)

I tried a little bit of a Halloween theme for these ones! Except my Jason nail looks nothing like Jason. I love the multicoloured eyes, there are so cute! This is my first attempt of nail art so if I can do it, you can!

These are just standard cute nails, I tried stamping for the first time on the yellow nail however it didn’t work to well, it don’t know why but practise makes perfect right! I love the daisy nail again made with a simple dotting tool.

I thought I would share my first nail art attempts with you. I really am enjoying nail art and would love your opinions and Ideas to create other designs.

Let me know what you think! What’s your favourite nail and have you recreated any of these😊

Alexandra xox

Exciting clothing HAUL!!

Hello beauties, today I have a haul for you. I probably shouldn’t of brought all this stuff however I did and I love it all. Right now I’m sitting all cosy, I got caught in the worst rain I’ve seen in ages! The point of me telling you this is that all my new clothes that I was wearing got drenched nevertheless they are currently drying on the radiator, it’s not all bad I have a bar of Oreo dairy milk-yumm yum.

The first item on my list of beautiful goodies is…

TIMBERLAND BOOTS, I bloody love them. I always um and ah about these as I adore them but the price tag hurts me. I would never be able to afford these alone so me and my boyfriend brought one shoe each. Worked out £65 each from office. It was the last pair and I think the women serving me wanted them as she seemed a bit annoyed that I was buying them…oops. I bet your thinking the colours a bit odd, I really love the colour it’s different to the classic Timberland boot colour whilst not being to bright. The colour works perfectly with most outfits, they are causing a few blisters but hopefully that subsides soon.

Next is a skirt from Topshop

i love Topshop clothing, I wouldn’t buy something that wasn’t in the sale though due to my tight budget being a student and all. This was £20 in the sale-I adore it. I find difficult to find skirts that fit around my bum and waist perfectly, but this skirt has a thumbs up from me. Plus it matches my next item.

I do have a obsession with this colour, I always tend to put my boyfriend in the direction of burgundy coloured clothes also, it’s great! These shoes were from New Look and cost £19 pound, what a bargain! I wanted a pair of heeled boots that were not too high for going out and nicer occasions as I am always in either converse, trainers or my new found love for my Timberland boots. I did have to size down in the shoes due to them not having my size however it was well worth it for these beauties.

I love this I think it’s great. I thought this would look so cute with a pair of boyfriend jeans or high waisted jeans I needed some more T-shirts. £5 a great price, plus I do love Harry Potter it reminds me of the Harry Potter puppet pals which is brilliant. That’s all from me(I may need to make a part 2) comment your thoughts and opinions below Lots of love Alex.xox

L’Oréal Paris Infallible TOTAL COVER foundation review

Hello beauts, my blog is back. To kick things off I am starting with a well overdue foundation review followed by a very exciting beauty and clothing haul tomorrow. So let’s get to the point the L’Oréal Infallible foundation..

Now first off the bottle is a yes from me, I definitely prefer plastic to glass foundation bottles. Yes glass is visually pleasing however is it worth the sudden rush of panic every time your bag of goods is dropped(plus if your clumsy like me-that’s often). I brought this after many good reviews it cost £9.99 from Superdrug on a 3for2 deal, because it was 3for2 I thought I would go all out and buy the L’Oréal beauty blender too-it wouldn’t feel right not too.

We will just ignore the upside down photo and the dirty beauty blender. The consistency for this product was a shock to me, it’s a thick mousse not in the slightest oily which is perfect for my acne prone skin. This applied smoothly, blendable and true to colour so there was no nasty surprises. Now this claims to be ‘total cover’ so it’s only right to talk about that, it’s BRILLIANT all the red blotches gone. Due to the consistency I expected a heavy feel but that wasn’t there, I forgot the foundation was there. I’ve tried many foundations and I actually gave up using it for a year due to not being able to find the perfect one for my difficult skin, and I bit the bullet and brought this beauty. My new makeup holy grail. L’Oréal Infallible.

That’s all from me beauts, leave below your comments and opinions on this foundation. 🙂


Favourite Netflix Picks for the Month

Hello sweets today I’m sitting watching Netflix all day long therefore i thought it would be relevant to share my favourite TV picks. 


I’m nearly on the last season, i adore this show…. it’s addictive. If you like a serial killer plus forensic blood splatter analysis in one, this is the show for you. 

2. Rick and Morty 

I’m unsure if this is Netflix but who cares good TV is what matters here 🙂

American Dad and Family Guy are great but they have slowed down a bit and watching the same episode over and ever isn’t fun. Rick and Morty is like these shows but a scientist and his grandson. BLOODY BRILLIANT, I find nothing funny but this is hilarious.

3. The Originals 

Think of a more adult version of Thw Vampire Diaries, not that The Vampire Diaries isn’t great because it’s amazing. However take away the high school part and we have the Originals, plus Klous is definitely something good….

4. Riverdale 

This had me on the edge of my seat well… bed, all season. It was full of twists and turns and it’s definitely so,etching to watch amazballs. 

And now the best part, my favourite snacks for these Netflix shows… yumm yumm

Candy Floss Grapes are amazing. It’s not like when you get a flavoured thing and it tastes nothing like it, it’s very candyflossy! It makes healthy eating a tad bit easier.

Harribo Milkshakes are the best Harribos around yumm yumm yumm.

That’s all from me, let me know any Netflix shows I should be watching and what you watch off the list above 


Driving, Jobs and Shopping! 

Hiya everyone! Today I thought I would give you a tad update on things…

Number one… I have finally started to take driving lessons, yes I know I’m a little late but I never had the money but now I do(well I’m scraping together every penny to be a adult with a car that might possibly have eyelashes). How do I have the pennies to scrape up you may ask well… another adult step. A proper job…kinda, well they call when they need me thank god that’s a lot lately otherwise my dreams of having a mint car with eyelashes is over. I get I have to pass the test yet for my dreams to become reality but we have to start somewhere!

It’s mine and my boyfriends 3 years next month and he brought me some beautiful shoes, now they are no Jimmy Choo but to me a pair of converse is so much more exciting than a pair of heels I am unable to walk in leaving myself looking extremely strange to everyone around me. Just the original high top converse. Whenever I buy converse I go for crazy colour schemes and out there patterns but the original pair are the best bloody thing ever!

I also have been using a new toothpaste and mouthwash… more adult things(truly a adult when toothpaste excites you).  This is the Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White Black mouthwash and toothpaste. This can be brought in superdrug for £4.99(i got mine on sale for £1.50… bargain!) I never thought these ‘whitening’ products worked but this works wonders. Must say it’s a little strange using black toothpaste but it becomes normal. Tea and coffee stains are removed and my teeth have never looked better plus I’m definitely a fan of a bright smile.

That’s all from me sugar dumplings(naa that one isn’t great).

 Let me know if you love Beverly Hills Formula as much as me and if you are a converse or heels girl! 

Talk soon! 

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Recent beauty Buys!

Hello beauties, 

I have recently picked up a few beauty related goodies, I thought I would share them with you! 

I have never owned a full size Marc Jacobs perfume, but there’s a first time for everything! I’ve only ever tried the minis and I adore them. If you have followed my blog for a while you will know I am terrible at decribing scents, all I know is that it smells lush.

Collection – Speedy Highlighter! 

I don’t normally like stick highlighters as I just find they remove way to much of my perfected make up and tend to completely ruin a look, however when I tested this it didn’t drag and was very pigmented so for £4 I thought why not -plus I love Collection products! 

Ted Baker – Body Lotion 

Not going to lie to you, I really did only buy this for the super pretty bottle however Ted Baker products have never disappointed me before plus it smells incredible. I have seen a lot of people have this lotion and love it and now I can love it too.

George – Matte primer 

Neutrogena CC Cream

I have seen a video tag going round YouTube of beauty gurus testing out different brands of makeup, for example MUA, poundland things like that. I also saw that George was a popular choice, from all the videos I watched primer proved best. So I am going to give it a go and let you all know how it goes as who wouldn’t love an amazing primer for only £4!

CC cream 

I have never tried CC cream but it sounds like the perfect thing for me as at work I don’t like to wear heavy foundation. I am a little disappointed though as when I got home I tested the colour on my hand, it was a lot more orange than was lead on. I am a still to try this on my face so fingers crossed!

Benifit – Bad Girl Lash

Benefits There Real is my favourite mascara ever! I don’t tend to branch out from that mascara but I feel like I need to start trying more products, so little steps at a time. I didn’t branch out too far – however it’s a start! I am actually really excited to try this mascara as I love Benefit make up a lot! I only brought a mini until I know I love the product.

So these are a few of my recent beauty buys, there will be a huge beauty haul uploaded on Saturday which i am so excited to post so keep a look out for that! Any questions feel free to ask down below. 

Email – beautifulgirlies@gmail.com

That’s all for now beauties 


Benifit High Beam Highlighter Review

Hiya beauties, today I will be reviewing the Benifit High Beam Highlighter.

This is the product in question, this isn’t a full size just tester size. I buy benefits gift sets quite a lot so I can try new products ect, I do end up with a lot of these mini highlighters-I’m not complaining they are brilliant 😄 

A little goes a long way with this product these little bottles tend to last me a good 4/5 months, I don’t usually go for liquid highlighters as I find the products do drag my make up off a bit but I find dotting and dabbing them into the skin instead of rubbing helps to reduce that. I adore the colour of this highlighter it’s a subtle satin pink, I prefer this over a more gold or silver colour as I feel it suits my skin tone better. 

I apply this on my cheekbones, under the brow and the Cupid’s bow, this is how the product looks on the cheekbones and under the brow

I love this highlighter for a everyday look, I think I prefer somthing with more sparkle for night wear however for day wear this is perfect as you are left with a natural plus dewy glow. To me personally this is my must have highlighter, just in love with high beam!

That’s all for now beauties I hope you enjoy this review, let me know in the comments below if there are any products you would like to see me try and review for you:-)

Byeee ❤

New Years Resolutions! 

Hiya beauties, I’m not one for new year resolutions but I thought this year I would give it a go.

 Here are my new year resolutions

1. Blog once a week at the same time each week. I tend to blog all over the place, it could be once a month or 7 times a week it just depends on my weekly scudule however next year I really want to upload frequently as I love to blog plus I really want to build up my follows, it makes me feel incredible  to know people are reading this. I also am getting a new camera soon so my picture quality will be a hella lot better! 

2. Eat better! I know this is a lot of people’s go to resolution but I say this every year and it just doesn’t stick for more than a few days. So next year I’m just going to make a few small changes instead of a whole drastic diet swap. I will be trying to eat a extra piece of fruit a day or avoid a takeaway, just baby steps to improve my overall health.

3. A hobby. Which brings me back to blogging, it’s my hobby – what I love to do however I want to find more things to incorporate in my blogs which I think I will achieve through finding another hobby. I’m unsure what this hobby is but it can’t hide from me forever!

4. Start using a diary so I can plan blogs, write dates of important events – just to make sure I stay on track! 

5. Work with my first brand. I’m not 100% sure on how it all works but I know I’ve wanted to do it since I started reading blogs and watching YouTube videos, it sounds so exciting and to me personally if feels like a big achievement in the blogging world.

6. Move out! Yes 2017 is going to be the year I leave home😄 this is super exciting for two reasons, one because it’s just such a big step in life and two an get a dog!

That’s all for now beauties, let me know some of your new year resolutions?

Byeee ❤