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Skincare Routine

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 In today's post I thought I would share with you the products that I use to keep my skin looking (relatively) good. In the evening when removing my make-up I use the Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream , followed by the Boots Botanics 100% Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz to ensure all traces of make-up are removed from the pores of my skin. To say that the cleanser and toner are a part of the Boots own brand and are pretty cheap (around £4 each) they are pretty good and don't leave my skin greasy and actually make my skin feel fresh and clear. To keep my skin moisturised I use the Garnier Moisture Match 'Start A Fresh Light Moisturising Cream'  which I think just about everybody has used. I picked the blue one which is for normal to dry skin types. Now I have this really bad habit of not reading packaging and getting the wrong moisturisers for my skin type as I would class my skin as normal but I always get the products for dry skin which end up le

New In: Fashion Purchases

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 To cheer myself up this week and to spend some vouchers I decided to take a well deserved shopping trip and I managed to get myself a few new things that I thought I would share with you.     Hat - River Island £22.99  I jumped on the band wagon and got myself one of these beauties. I don't go anywhere nice enough to wear it but I adore the style so so much and I never want to take it off my head. It was £23 which is a lot more than I would normally pay for a hat but River Island had annoyed me already because I couldn't get the boots that I wanted so I just splurged and got the hat. I find something witchy about it - just call me Sabrina.    Kimono - H&M £5.99 - When I first clapped eyes on this I fell in love even though two women were laughing at how ridiculous it was and for a mere £6 I could not find a reason why I shouldn't buy it. I intend for it to be for the warmer months, if we ever get any, because it's just so floaty and perfect but stil

What Inspires Me: History

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 Source Today I am starting a new series on my blog where I will share with you things that inspire me. I know I already do inspiration posts of things that I have seen on Tumblr and Pinterest that inspire my style but this series is going to be more of a what inspires me as a person so not just in style but kind of what makes me, me. I know that sounds a tad cringe worthy but hey ho. The first instalment of the series is History.   Why it inspires me:  Those of you who have followed my blog for a while, follow me on Twitter or know me in real life will know that I'm a total history geek/obsessive. I know that some people see History as a subject that is utterly pointless because 'it's in the past so who cares' but I personally don't understand how you can't care. History is everything and everywhere. It shapes the society we live in and the future we will live in. We wouldn't be anywhere without our history. It allows us to learn from our mist

Sunday Post No. 2

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  How adorable is my little Nancy cat? Only a couple of posts for you this week, I have been super busy with revision and other important stuff (cough sleeping cough). Even though I have only posted a few things, I am trying to make a bit of variation on my blog so it's not just outfit post after boring outfit post. I am also attempting to take lots of pictures this week for me to schedule over the next few months for when I am super super busy with endless amounts of revision for my exams which are ridiculously close. Anyway here is what I have posted this week:   Jewellery Favourites - In this post I shared some of my favourite jewellery pieces including an adorable cat ring and lots of gold necklaces.   Winter Florals - Just a simple outfit post featuring my new a beautiful floral skirt from Urban Outfitters which cost me a fraction of the price of what it was supposed to be.   Keep your eyes peeled over the next week as there will be some very different post

Winter Florals

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      Cardigan - Primark // Crop Top - Primark // Skirt - Urban Outfitters // Boots - Doc Martens // Necklace - Tentative Decisions (via giveaway) // Lipstick - Vamp by Sleek   Hi guys, today I thought I would show you the other half of my bargain purchase from Urban Outfitters that I mentioned in a previous post - this beautiful floral skirt. I love how it's more of a dark and wintery floral rather than perhaps your traditional light and ditsy floral but I guess that's just UO all over. It was a mere £16 reduced from some ridiculous price. Today I kept it simple and teamed it with my polo-neck crop top from Primark that I will never stop loving, like ever. I can't wait to wear this skirt with lots of different things and by things I mean tops so keep your eyes peeled for more posts featuring this beaut of a skirt (and I will make you sick to death of it).  Recent Posts:   January Favourites, Daisy Print, Week in Photos #44 , Everyday Make Up

Jewellery Favourites

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  Jewellery is just one of those things that, in my opinion, is impossible not to love. It's the easiest way to make it look as though you have made an effort without actually trying hard so today I thought I would share my favourite jewellery pieces with you.   Necklaces: Quartz Necklace - Tentative Decisions (won in a giveaway) // Gold Chain - Topshop // Spiked Statement Necklace - Primark Necklaces are my go to jewellery piece as they are easy just to shove on. I prefer statement necklaces, especially worn underneath collars, to draw attention to my outfit and 'jazz it up' lil bit (yep I cringed too).     Rings: Cat - Topshop // Plain Gold - H&M (in a set) // Cameo - DIY // Eagle - Vintage Fair // Silver - My Mom's I have a weird relationship with rings, I love them but I almost always forget to wear them. When I do remember these are the ones I opt for, as well as classic midi-rings. Can we all just take a second to appreciate the ca

Sunday Post No. 1

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How beautiful did the moon look the other day? So glad I was able to catch a picture. I have decided to steer away from my usual week in photos posts because they seem to be becoming perhaps a bit boring and overdone but you can still find all of my pictures on instagram (amyleehaynes). In these new Sunday Posts I intend to tell you a bit about my week and what I've been up to and a round up of the posts that have been up on my blog that week.   This week has been so dull and was the last week before the holidays so obviously dragged on and on but finally, I am free (now imagine me dancing to this song)!! Ok so that is kind of a lie because I need to spend my week revising for mocks.   Here is what has been up on my blog this week:   Everyday Make Up Routine -  In this post I share with you lovely ladies (and gents if there are any reading) what make up I use on a daily basis. Most bloggers make a video to accompany the post but I personally feel that you wouldn

Pastel & Leather

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Jumper - Primark // Shirt - H&M // Skirt - H&M // Boots - New Look   Happy Valentine's Day lovelies! I think pastels are the way to go on Valentine's Day, there's something about them that are a bit dreamy and romantic. Today I paired my jumper with my trusty faux leather skirt from H&M which I am sure you're sick to death of seeing but I am still 100% in love with it and will be for the foreseeable future. Recently I have been incredibly brave and have started wearing sheer look tights, yep in this weather. I just prefer the way they look rather than your bog standard black tights and  I have been super good and haven't laddered them yet - what an achievement!   Today I celebrating Valentine's Day with my Mother. Who needs a boyfriend when you have cheesecake and wine? Are you doing anything special for Valentine's day?   Recent Posts: January Favourites , Daisy Print , Week In Photos #44 , Everyday Make Up Routine

Everyday Makeup Routine

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  Today I thought I would show you the make up I wear on a daily basis.   I start off using the Bourjois 123 Perfect foundation in the shade 52 , the lightest shade for my oh so pale skin. I love this foundation because it gives superbly even coverage but may be slightly too dark for my skin, despite it being the lightest shade (just seen that you can get a shade 51 - why didn't they have that in the shop!?). . I don't have a foundation brush that's works as well as I would like and I am not willing to pay stupid prices for one so for now I just use my fingers. I then use the blogger's fave - the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer , again in the lightest shade, under my eyes and to cover any spots. I also use it to cover any red patches that I have such as on my jawline. To make my foundation and concealer stay put throughout the day, I use the Collection Sheer Loose Powder which I just sweep over my face with a classic powder brush. In order to emphasi

Week In Photos #44

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Nancy // Visited my old school which is now just an abandoned building // Gem // Toilet selfies with Laura // Love my primark beanie // OOTD // Got £7 in vouchers for doing surveys at the opinion panel // OOTD // another outfit   Hi guys! My life is currently being taken over by revision and stressing over exams which are just getting scarily closer and closer. It also scares me that in just over a month I will be 18 and officially an adult, like properly. I would much prefer to just be 8 again when I used to think doing homework was the end of the world. All that aside though, next week is finally half term and I just cannot wait to go on a well deserved (in my opinion anyway) shopping trip to spend my left over Christmas vouchers and the vouchers I got from Opinion Panel for doing surveys about university. If you're going to uni/are at uni or have just left I recommend signing up to it.   Recent posts: Daisy Print , January Favourites, Pink Beanie, What I'll Be

Daisy Print

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  Jumper - Urban Outfitters // Jeans - Topshop Joni // Boots - New Look // Rings - H&M   Can we all appreciate how wonderful this jumper is? On my way back from my Dad's my sister and I took a cheeky trip to Urban Outfitters while we waited for the bus and oh boy I am glad we did. They had a buy one get one free sale. In Urban Outfitters. As you can imagine it was a dream come true. I picked up this lovely jumper which was £20 and a floral skirt for £16 meaning that I got both of them for £20. For those of you who go to UO a lot you will know that getting two items for £20 is bloody brilliant when normally for that price all you can get is a bra. Anyway enough rambling. I paired it with my Topshop Jonis and New Look boots as per usual.    I hope you're all having a wonderful week! Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin ! You can also keep up to date with me on instagram: amyleehaynes

January Favourites

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  How quickly has January gone? I feel like it was only yesterday that I was stuffing my face with turkey and sausage rolls. Anyhow I thought I would share a few things that I have been loving this past month.   Boots, New Look £24.99 - My lovely Mother bought me these in December and they have been glued to my feet ever since. The heel gives me enough height to give me a couple of extra inches but are not too high and I love how chunky the heels are - less chance of falling over.   NSpa Replenishing Moisture Mask, ASDA £3 - I love this face mask so much from its pretty baby pink colour to its indescribable smell. It leaves my skin feeling silky silky smooth.      Forget-Me-Not  Fragrant Hand Balm, M&S - Again my lovely mother bought me this for Christmas. It's a florally smelling hand cream which leaves my hands feeling perfectly soft but too much makes my hands a bit greasy.   Haim, Days Are Gone - Back in December 2012/January 2013 I saw Haim fea

Pink Beanie

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      Cardigan - Primark (my sister's) // Shirt - Primark // Jeans - Charity Shop // Boots - Doc Martens // Hat - Primark Hey guys! I apparently have a new found love for beanies. I spotted this one in Primark last month on my way out but really couldn't be bothered to wait in the queue just for a hat. However my lovely sister  bought it for me when she was in Primark - love ya sis.  I was super savvy and wore it with a matching pastel pink shirt which has such a cute little peter pan collar. I obviously wore my mom jeans as they are all I ever seem to wear - can you blame me?   I hope you're all having a wonderful week and don't get blown away/frostbite in this awful weather. Also some good news, I managed (somehow) to get into all of the universities I applied for - eeek!!!! Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin !