Sunday, 29 December 2013

Other Christmas Gifts!

Afternoon my lovely readers. Today I'm going to be sharing with you some other gifts I got for Christmas. If you haven't seen the beauty things I received then you can click here. I'm so so appreciative to my mum, dad and the rest of my family who got me presents. I was truly spoil this year! My main present this year was an iPhone 4S and I was absolutely ecstatic when I opened it up! I also got other things which I am going to share with you now. 

Throw and Hot Water Bottle - Primark, Wellie Socks, Multi Coloured Beanie - TU clothing at Sainsburys

Tartan Snood - F&F at Tesco, Big Ben Tweety T-shirt + Pajamas - Primark, Bed Socks - Unknown
All of the above from Dunelm
Colony Costal Breeze Candle - Dobbies

Strawberries and Cream shower gel, Nemo - Disney Store, Tangle Teezer - Boots, Shower Comb - Wilkinsons

Love Sign and 2014 Diary - Wilkinsons

And of course, no Christmas is complete without mountains of sweets and chocolately goodness! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas, what did you receive?

Friday, 27 December 2013

Beauty things I got for Christmas!

In my previous Merry Christmas post, I mentioned that I would be doing a "What I got for Christmas post", but I have decided to split my presents into two posts: beauty and miscellaneous things. I know Christmas isn't just about presents but I love seeing what people got for Christmas so I thought I'd share that with you! I hope you all had a wonderful day if you celebrate Christmas, I did! :) Anyway, onto the presents!

Sleek Contour Kit - Light, Sleek Blush - Rose Gold, Collection Concealer - Light, Collection Illuminating Touch  Concealer - Natural.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - Translucent, MUA Undress Me Too Palette, NYC Eye Brow Pencil - Blonde, Revlon Eye Shadow Contour Brush

Osco 3 draw and pen pot which I will store my make up in.

Tresemme Big hair set, Body works body butters, L'oreal Skin Perfection set, Tresemme Heat Protectant, Tresemme Texture Styling, Simple Oil Balancing Scrub, Simple Face Mask, Lush Rock Star Soap.

What did you get for Christmas?

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone! This is just a little post to say MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope you all have had a really good day, spending time with your family and pigging out on plenty of food. I've had one of the best days ever and am so thankful for all of the gifts I received today, my body isn't so thankful for the amount of good that I've eaten today - woops! Soon I will be posting a "what I got for Christmas" post if you all would like to see that? :) Have a lovely rest of the day, I love you all! Thank you so much for all of you reading my blog and leaving so many lovely comments! :)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Wrapping

Only 6 days to go guys, where has time gone! It doesn't feel like long ago that I was opening last years presents, now I'm wrapping this years! It's crazy!

One of the best things about Christmas for me is the wrapping. I do most of my mums wrapping for her because she cannot stand it But for some reason I absolutely love it! This year I wanted to be very vintage and traditional, I'm not quite sure which word describes it best, I'll let you decide that. 

But anyway, I went for the brown paper theme. I got some parcel paper from my dad's work but you can get it from anywhere. I got some red and white ribbons from tesco and hey presto! Super cute present. There are many different types of ribbon available but I thought red and white was fairly traditional :) 

How have you wrapped your Christmas presents this year? 

Sunday, 15 December 2013


Hello everyone, just a quick post to let you all know that I have made my blog an Instagram account!

It's username is "makeupyourmindblog". I will be uploading photographs whenever I can of all different things and I'd love it if you all followed me :) 

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas Essentials

It's coming to that time of the year again, aka my favourite time of the year, yes it's nearly Christmas! I cannot control my excitement and I want to share my excitement with you by doing another Christmas related post! So this is what my Christmas essentials are!

Fairy lights
No christmas or cosy night in is complete without some fairy lights. I have fairy lights around my headboard which you will see in my christmas decoration post later this week. They just give a cute feel to any room.

Christmas films
Watching christmas films is one of the easiest ways to get into the christmas spirit. Ones I highly recommend are Elf and Home Alone 1/2/3. Christmas 24 on sky is a good channel to watch, it's like constant christmassy goodness!

Hot Chocolate
When you're sitting in on a Friday night, watching a christmas movie, there is nothing better than drinking a cup of hot chocolate and stuffing your face with chocolate. Delicious!

Christmassy PJ's/onesie
There are some gorgeous pajamas and onesie's out there to make you feel all snug on a cold winter evening. Primark pj's are the best, I highly recommend them!

Skin care products
Even though in the winter we seem to get lazy and tired, you cannot let your skin suffer. This is why it's a good idea to get moisturisers that keep your skin hydrated during the cold. Not just for your face either, the rest of your body is affected too which is why I recommend the Soap and Glory Righteous Butter.

There you go, there are my Christmas essentials! Do you have any other essentials?

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Christmas Tag!

It seems like I haven't written a blog post in foreverrrr! Sorry about that, I'm still here! After reading through a few blogs I saw that the Christmas Tag was becoming quite popular so I decided to take a few questions I liked and answer them for you :) 

Do you prefer a real or synthetic Christmas tree?
For as long as I remember, I've always had a synthetic tree because I find it'll be a lot cheaper and less messy!

Favourite colour scheme when decorating the tree?
We don't really have a "theme" on the family Christmas tree,it's all a bit of everything! I'd probably say if I had my own tree it would be red white, and silver!

Do you get dressed up on Christmas day?
Kind of, myself and my brother usually receive an outfit for Christmas so we usually wear that.

Favourite Christmas movie?
ELF by far! 

Favourite Christmas song?
Mariah Carey - All I want for Christmas is you, or any Michael Buble's songs!

When do you open Christmas presents?
We open all of the presents in the morning once we've had breakfast. Then my auntie and uncle come round later to deliver their presents!

There you have it - my Christmas tag! I tag all of those reading this to do this tag and leave a link as a comment! :)

Sunday, 1 December 2013

OOTN | House party!

Friday just gone I was invited to a house party by one of my best friends, Zoe. I genuinely didn't have a single clue on what to wear, so after a lot of searching through blogs I finally came up with an outfit which I'm now going to share with you!

I wore this cream, lace crop top which was from New Look in the Generation section, this was only £9.99 in the summer. I paired it with a pair of high waisted, wet look disco pants which I got from Primark for £7.00 which is a bargain. I wore my maroon converse with this to add a little bit of colour and wore a red lip for the same effect! 

What do you wear to house parties?

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Gift idea for her!

Eeeeep! The weathers gotten so much colder recently, the fluffy socks have came out and the onesies been put on. There's only one thing good about this.. Christmas is fast approaching! 

As I'm only 15 and earning money is something that I can't particularly do, buying presents is always a difficult task because you always want them to be nice and not show how cheap they were. So that's what this post is about, an affordable gift you can give out at Christmas or even for a birthday!

This year, I had 3 friends to buy for and this was perfect which is why I chose this idea. 

I was in Sainsbury's and I noticed that they'd half priced some mugs to 75p, bargain?! But you don't have to get them from Sainsbury's, so many places do cheap cute mugs but this is just where I got mine from. The next thing I got was a little sachet of hot chocolate, this is nearly always on 3 for 2, or 4 for so many pounds, so I picked up 4 and had one for myself. I got cadburys because most people like it - I got 2 normal ones and 2 caramel ones! These were 4 for £1. I didn't think that this was enough so I thought of buying them a pair of socks each. I got mine from new look as they are 3 pairs for £4, but you can get them from anywhere cheap, maybe primark do some cheaper! Instead of socks you could have a pair of gloves, like the animal mitten type ones from Primark, I think they're only £2-£3! 

So in total, for 3 gifts I paid £7.25. That's just under £2.50 per gift! 

Another thing you can buy someone that's cheap is the Simple mini trio which was £3 from Superdrug. 

Do you have any cheap gift ideas for her? 

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Button swap!

Hello everyone, just a quick random post here! I just wanted to write this to say that I am up for doing button swaps with anyone who wants too! A button swap is basically an advertising opportunity where I add your button to my blog and you add mine to yours. Everyone gains a bit more publicity from this so everyone wins! If you would like to do a button swap, please leave a comment on this post, or e-mail me at: :)

Thursday, 21 November 2013

British Blogger Selection | Favourite Clothes Shop

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to be doing my second post for the British blogger selection. If you don't know what this is you can click here

The theme for this week is our favourite clothes shop! I love shopping for clothes but there is only one store that stands out.. guess what it is? yep, you guessed it! Primark! 

I absolutely adore shopping in Primark. Everything is so cheap and cheerful. Primark don't just do clothes they do other bits too, which I love because you can always go in there and find many different things which you wouldn't normally find if you just went to somewhere like Topshop, e.g. homeware items!

The price of all Primark items are so so cheap and affordable for everyone. They always keep up to date with the trends to make sure they're offering the best range of items. The quality of some items aren't always the best, but you get what you payed for and if you look after the item then it'll last you longer than you thought it would. 

The one thing I don't like about Primark is that they don't have a website where you can buy things off, arrghhhh! 

What's your favourite clothing store?


Sunday, 17 November 2013

2014 Blogger Challenge


Whilst looking through people blogs, I come across some wonderful things that I want to get involved in, and this is one! It's the 2014 Blogger Challenge. You can read more about it here.

Anyone can get involved in this challenge, no matter what your blog topic is. But basically you get emailed something to write a post about, twice a month! It's that simple. 

All you have to do is contact Gaby via e-mail with your blog URL, e-mail address and name. 

Are you involved in any challenges? 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

New glasses!

That time of the year has come again when I take the dreaded trip to the opticians, and yet again I have to wear glasses *sigh*.

I don't wear glasses all of the time, just for the computers and looking at the board at school, which is great because I wouldn't like wearing them all the time! The ones I got this year are called "Tash" and they're from Specsavers. They're grey/black/white, I just love them! I can never wear small glasses, they always have to be on the larger size! 

Do you wear glasses?

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

British Blogger Selection | Q&A

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Hello everyone, today i'm going to be doing my first post as a part of the #BritishBloggerSelection, if you want to know more about this click here. This week the "theme" is a Q&A, so here goes! :) 

1: Why do you like blogging?
Well I like blogging as I like to be able to have my own little space on the internet where I can say what I like and talk about things that I'm interested in. I like meeting new people and looking through other peoples blogs, everyone is so lovely!

2: How did you come up with your blog name?
Well I was talking to my friend, and all I kept saying was "I can't make up my mind" - then it clicked. It's kind of a play on words, because my blog is about make up. 

3: Where in the UK are you from?
I am from the East of England.

4: Favourite colour?
Either blue or burgundy.

5: Do you like Lana Del Ray?
I wouldn't say I was a massive fan but I like some of her songs.

6: Do you have any hidden talents?
Nope I don't :(

7: Celebrity crush?
Hmm, one direction boys (obvs!), Channing Tatum, Shia LaBeouf.

8: Favourite blog of all time?
This is difficult because I'm still finding new blogs, but I'd have to say Zoella and Louise (sprinkle of glitter) - I've watched them on YouTube for a long time so I love reading their blogs.

9: What made you want to join #BritishBloggerSelection?
I just liked the idea of being able to interact with other people and discover different blogs who are from the UK x

If you're taking part in the #BritishBloggerSelection let me know as I'd love to check out your blog.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

British Blogger Selection

Join #BritishBloggerSelection

Hey everyone! This is just a quick random post, but I just contacted Ellie from Little Vintage Camera to see if I could get involved in the British Blogger Selection. Of course she said yes! The aim of this is to get as many British Bloggers together as she can which I think is a lovely idea because in the blogging world you don't really know where people come from! So what's involved? All that you have to do is ask to join, you can do this by contacting Ellie, then each week she will send you an e-mail of a theme for a post. From there you blog about anything related to that theme. 

I really like the whole idea of bringing several different bloggers in Britain together because most of the people you've probably never heard of, so it's a socializing opportunity too. 

To be a part of this all you need to do is check out Ellie's blog.  

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Primark Haul | November 2013

I never have enough patience with Primark, it's normally super busy so I, most of the time, can never be bothered to have a look. But today was different, I knew from reading a few blog posts and watching a few YouTube videos that Primark had a few gems in! 

The first item I got was a plain black skater style dress. This was a bargain at £5. It's just a simple skater dress, the material is stretchy so it fits nicely. This isn't short, it comes just above the knee. I'll style this with some black tights and a cardigan or jumper over top.

Next, I picked up a similar dress but this time in a red/purple colour. This colour is so autumnal but wearable throughout all of the seasons. The arms on this are 3/4 length which is perfect for winter. Again, this comes just above the knee and was £5. I will wear this the same way I do the black one. These dresses are such a staple piece and affordable. Bonus!

I next got this chunky cardigan. It's black, white and grey so it's wearable with pretty much everything. It doesn't need to be buttoned up but there are a few buttons just in case you prefer it to be done up. This was just £10 so will be great to throw over anything, including the dresses!

The last two pieces I got were this dungaree type things, but it's a skirt so I'm not sure what to call it, oops! But you know what I mean. This was £12 I also purchased a white t-shirt which is called "My Boyfriend T", it's just a plain t-shirt with rolled up sleeves, a very simple piece! This was just £3.50

So, that's everything I purchased from Primark, have you got any pieces from Primark lately?

Friday, 8 November 2013

Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Hair Mask Review!

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to be giving a little review on the Herbal essences beautiful ends, split end protection mask. Wow. That was a mouthful.

I absolutely adore the packaging for this product. I love how it's simple, yet nice. The red container makes it eye catching so you don't forget about using it. You get 200ml of product in each container, which lasts you quite a while. The directions for use advises you to use this hair mask once a week to give your hair some "VIP treatment", how cute does that sound?! I normally use this hair mask on a Friday night, because after a busy week at school with different weather conditions, I feel like my hair needs some nourishing! The texture is like a really thick, creamy conditioner and it's pink so that's nice. It doesn't come out pink on the hair, it just turns transparent. It also smells amazing and not at all chemically! 

On to the real question - does it work? I do notice a difference in my hair the day after I use it, the split ends in my hair seem less visible. But I wouldn't say that it kept my hair from becoming damaged. It leaves my hair super soft as well as shiny which I find tricky to achieve! Even though it doesn't prevent damage, I love this product for hiding my split ends and making it smell and feel great. So yes I will be repurchasing this hair mask and trying others in the range! :) 

Have you tried any hair masks? Which work best for you?

Friday, 1 November 2013

Halloween make up!

Well that was all over a bit too quickly! It seems like Halloween just flew by, but I did get plenty of sweets so I'm happy. 

Today I'm just going to share with you what I did with my make up. I am subscribed to Polly on YouTube and she was doing a week of Halloween make-up/nail tutorials. The one that I absolutely loved was her Zombie style look so I attempted it! It took me no time at all and all you need was a red lipstick and brown+black eye shadow! simple :)

If you want to give this look a go then you can go and watch Polly's video here

All I wore with this was some leggings and a wide-neck top, then just put a coat over the top!:)

What did you go as for Halloween? 
Lots of Love, Lucy x

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Halloween nails!

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays, i just love the whole dressing up sort of thing! This year I decided to go a bit more adventurous with everything. 

So today I'm sharing with you what I've done to my nails for Halloween. Normally, I just paint my nails black or red so this is something a bit different. 

I painted all of my nails white to start with using Barry M nail paint in "Matte White". 

On my thumb and pinky nail, I stuck pieces of triangular Sellotape too them, then painted over it in black. After about 10 seconds I pulled off the Sellotape and let the black dry. 

On my ring finger and my pointer finger, I just chose to dot over the nail in black and red using dotting tools

On my middle finger I decided to get more Halloween-y so I made it look like I had blog dripping down my nail in red polish. I then applied Barry M's topcoat to my nails and then it was finished! 

How did you do your nails for Halloween?

Lots of love, Lucy x