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I can not tell you how strange it feels to be back behind the computer screen, typing away... Oh, how I have missed this! Blogging is a huge part of my life and has given me so many opportunities that I will forever be thankful for.

So where have I been these past two months? Well as many of you know I took some time off to prioritise my A-Level exams, which were so important as they determine whether I get into university or not! They were honestly the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I spent eight long weeks of solid revision and I pray every day that I've done enough to get into university. Results day can't come quick enough!!


If you read my last life update post you will know that I failed my first driving test... well I retook it, and failed, and retook it for the third time and finally passed. I was SO proud of myself because driving tests are so hard now and they can penalise you for the smallest of things. After my second test, I honestly thought I would never pass, so if you're in the same position don't give up! You'll get there eventually. I bought my first car a week after passing my test and I am in love with it! My car is my new baby! 


The rest of this summer has been spent working. I feel like I am working non-stop. I'm now working two jobs in a desperate attempt to save money for uni but that's not going so well... I am a terrible saver and I just feel the need to spend money as soon as I have it... whoops! If you have any money saving tips please let me know below! 

Anyway, I am back and ready to relaunch my blog and I couldn't be more excited! Thank you for your continued support and to those who left lovely comments whilst I was away, I am so thankful! I've got lots of posts lined up for the next few weeks and I'm soon launching my YouTube Channel again, so make sure you're following my social media to keep up to date with my posting.

Darriyan xx

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Welcome Back

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

I can not tell you how strange it feels to be back behind the computer screen, typing away... Oh, how I have missed this! Blogging is a huge part of my life and has given me so many opportunities that I will forever be thankful for.

So where have I been these past two months? Well as many of you know I took some time off to prioritise my A-Level exams, which were so important as they determine whether I get into university or not! They were honestly the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I spent eight long weeks of solid revision and I pray every day that I've done enough to get into university. Results day can't come quick enough!!


If you read my last life update post you will know that I failed my first driving test... well I retook it, and failed, and retook it for the third time and finally passed. I was SO proud of myself because driving tests are so hard now and they can penalise you for the smallest of things. After my second test, I honestly thought I would never pass, so if you're in the same position don't give up! You'll get there eventually. I bought my first car a week after passing my test and I am in love with it! My car is my new baby! 


The rest of this summer has been spent working. I feel like I am working non-stop. I'm now working two jobs in a desperate attempt to save money for uni but that's not going so well... I am a terrible saver and I just feel the need to spend money as soon as I have it... whoops! If you have any money saving tips please let me know below! 

Anyway, I am back and ready to relaunch my blog and I couldn't be more excited! Thank you for your continued support and to those who left lovely comments whilst I was away, I am so thankful! I've got lots of posts lined up for the next few weeks and I'm soon launching my YouTube Channel again, so make sure you're following my social media to keep up to date with my posting.

Darriyan xx

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If you know me, you know that pink is my favourite colour. But I never seem to wear it. I always find it makes me look washed out and pale, but as it's now officially Spring, I thought I would make an exception. I have been picking up a few bits and pieces over the last few weeks and I have loved every single one of them, so I thought I would share them with you today!


When I first saw this bag in Primark for only £9 I fell in love. And £9... i mean come on. Can you get a better bargain than that? It is absolutely perfect for Spring and matches pretty much any pastel coloured outfit. I think it looks great alongside mom jeans as well, which is pretty much what I am living in at the moment!


I've wanted to try mom jeans for such a long time. I never thought I would suit them. I was always under the impression that my legs were too long and skinny for them. But I decided to take a risk and try some on in Topshop. It's a risk I am so glad I took. Since then I seem to have developed a mom/boyfriend jean obsession and I must have about ten pairs in my wardrobe. 
I went on a spontaneous shopping spree before work last Thursday and decided to pop into Zara. They had a whole section full of pink tops/shirts which is where I picked up this little beauty. I think the little dogs really sold it to me. I love loose fitted shirts and with the jeans, I think they make a lovely outfit! 




What items have you added to your wardrobe for Spring?

Darriyan xx

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Spring Wardrobe Additions

Monday, 10 April 2017

If you know me, you know that pink is my favourite colour. But I never seem to wear it. I always find it makes me look washed out and pale, but as it's now officially Spring, I thought I would make an exception. I have been picking up a few bits and pieces over the last few weeks and I have loved every single one of them, so I thought I would share them with you today!


When I first saw this bag in Primark for only £9 I fell in love. And £9... i mean come on. Can you get a better bargain than that? It is absolutely perfect for Spring and matches pretty much any pastel coloured outfit. I think it looks great alongside mom jeans as well, which is pretty much what I am living in at the moment!


I've wanted to try mom jeans for such a long time. I never thought I would suit them. I was always under the impression that my legs were too long and skinny for them. But I decided to take a risk and try some on in Topshop. It's a risk I am so glad I took. Since then I seem to have developed a mom/boyfriend jean obsession and I must have about ten pairs in my wardrobe. 
I went on a spontaneous shopping spree before work last Thursday and decided to pop into Zara. They had a whole section full of pink tops/shirts which is where I picked up this little beauty. I think the little dogs really sold it to me. I love loose fitted shirts and with the jeans, I think they make a lovely outfit! 




What items have you added to your wardrobe for Spring?

Darriyan xx

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Spring is finally here, and that can only mean one thing... its time to change up your lipstick! If you live in the UK, you will know not everyday is sunny and warm, so treating yourself to a new lipstick can really make it feel like Spring, even on those dull days.

The transition between Winter and Spring is huge and it's such as big change to go from the dark purples and reds to the bright corals and deep pinks. So today I thought I would share with you some perfect transitional colours for this season! I've chosen lipsticks that fit perfectly with everyone's budget. I've thrown in two higher end products and two drugstore!

Charlotte Tilbury, Pillow Talk, Matte Revolution, Swatches

1) Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk- 
Now, would this be a lipstick post without involving a Charlotte Tilbury product? No, obviously not. I am obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks and I love treating myself to them every once in a while. This shade was released for Valentines Day and I knew straight away I would love it. I love any lipstick that is nude pink( as you'll see as you read on) so I knew this would be perfect for me! I wrote a full review of this lipstick which you can read by clicking here!

Benefit, They're Real, Swatches, Lipstick

2) Benefit They're Real Double The Lip in Fuchsia Fever-
I was first introduced to this lipstick when I received it for Christmas in a benefit set. I've been very reluctant to wear it until now because I knew it would be a great colour for spring, and boy was I right. It goes perfectly with any makeup look and is great if you're a fan of making your lips look bigger. This is a two-in-one lip liner and lipstick and most amazingly the price is extremely affordable, priced at only £16. When, if you think about it, is a bargain considering you get a lipstick and a lip liner! 

Barry M Lipsticks, Matte Me Up, Lip Kit, Swatches

I picked this up this lip kit in Superdrug a few weeks ago, having never tried a Barry M product before. This lipstick is called a 'lip paint' which is exactly what it feels like when you first apply this product. I hated the texture of this lipstick when I first used it, but once it dries it feels like any other liquid lipstick. However, this only bad thing I have to say about this product is that the lip liner is a completely different colour to the lipstick. I found it is also quite scratchy when you apply it to the lip. It's impossible to use the two alongside each other but on its own, the lipstick is great!

tanya burr, martha moo, youtube, swatches

I bought this last summer and loved wearing it so I couldn't wait to start bringing this product slowly back into my makeup routine. It's such a beautiful colour, applies so beautifully and lasts all day. This is also the most affordable lipstick of all my selections priced at only £5.99! I am a huge fan of Tanya's products but her lipsticks are my favourite! I would definitely recommend Martha Moo if you haven't already tried it!

So there you have it, my Spring lip picks! What lipsticks are you wearing this season? Let me know below!

Darriyan xx

Spring Lip Picks

Saturday, 1 April 2017



Spring is finally here, and that can only mean one thing... its time to change up your lipstick! If you live in the UK, you will know not everyday is sunny and warm, so treating yourself to a new lipstick can really make it feel like Spring, even on those dull days.

The transition between Winter and Spring is huge and it's such as big change to go from the dark purples and reds to the bright corals and deep pinks. So today I thought I would share with you some perfect transitional colours for this season! I've chosen lipsticks that fit perfectly with everyone's budget. I've thrown in two higher end products and two drugstore!

Charlotte Tilbury, Pillow Talk, Matte Revolution, Swatches

1) Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk- 
Now, would this be a lipstick post without involving a Charlotte Tilbury product? No, obviously not. I am obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks and I love treating myself to them every once in a while. This shade was released for Valentines Day and I knew straight away I would love it. I love any lipstick that is nude pink( as you'll see as you read on) so I knew this would be perfect for me! I wrote a full review of this lipstick which you can read by clicking here!

Benefit, They're Real, Swatches, Lipstick

2) Benefit They're Real Double The Lip in Fuchsia Fever-
I was first introduced to this lipstick when I received it for Christmas in a benefit set. I've been very reluctant to wear it until now because I knew it would be a great colour for spring, and boy was I right. It goes perfectly with any makeup look and is great if you're a fan of making your lips look bigger. This is a two-in-one lip liner and lipstick and most amazingly the price is extremely affordable, priced at only £16. When, if you think about it, is a bargain considering you get a lipstick and a lip liner! 

Barry M Lipsticks, Matte Me Up, Lip Kit, Swatches

I picked this up this lip kit in Superdrug a few weeks ago, having never tried a Barry M product before. This lipstick is called a 'lip paint' which is exactly what it feels like when you first apply this product. I hated the texture of this lipstick when I first used it, but once it dries it feels like any other liquid lipstick. However, this only bad thing I have to say about this product is that the lip liner is a completely different colour to the lipstick. I found it is also quite scratchy when you apply it to the lip. It's impossible to use the two alongside each other but on its own, the lipstick is great!

tanya burr, martha moo, youtube, swatches

I bought this last summer and loved wearing it so I couldn't wait to start bringing this product slowly back into my makeup routine. It's such a beautiful colour, applies so beautifully and lasts all day. This is also the most affordable lipstick of all my selections priced at only £5.99! I am a huge fan of Tanya's products but her lipsticks are my favourite! I would definitely recommend Martha Moo if you haven't already tried it!

So there you have it, my Spring lip picks! What lipsticks are you wearing this season? Let me know below!

Darriyan xx

Charlotte Tilbury is a brand I have been lovinggg recently. It started off with the lipsticks and has now progressed to the mascara, foundation, eyeshadows etc. I've tried a fair few of her products and thought that today I would give you all an honest review of the ones I have tried if you're thinking of making your first purchase.

Charlotte Tilbury | Hit & Misses

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Charlotte Tilbury is a brand I have been lovinggg recently. It started off with the lipsticks and has now progressed to the mascara, foundation, eyeshadows etc. I've tried a fair few of her products and thought that today I would give you all an honest review of the ones I have tried if you're thinking of making your first purchase.

Ah, stripey shirts, how I've missed you. It has been so long since I have owned one and I've been seeing them everywhere... literally everywhere! I was shopping a few days ago and saw this beauty in Select, and couldn't resist.


Wardrobe Staples | The Stripey Shirt

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Ah, stripey shirts, how I've missed you. It has been so long since I have owned one and I've been seeing them everywhere... literally everywhere! I was shopping a few days ago and saw this beauty in Select, and couldn't resist.


I've never really been into face masks until recently. I never saw the point of them if I'm being honest, so never bothered. However with that being said, let's all be real, my skincare routine hasn't been the best in the past. I've spent the last few weeks testing out as many face masks as possible...which has been a lot, let me tell you. I've narrowed it down to my three favourites, which all vary in price and recommended skin type so if you are completely clueless like I was, hopefully, this post will be of some help to you... (thank me later)


Which Face Mask Should You Be Using?

Friday, 17 February 2017

I've never really been into face masks until recently. I never saw the point of them if I'm being honest, so never bothered. However with that being said, let's all be real, my skincare routine hasn't been the best in the past. I've spent the last few weeks testing out as many face masks as possible...which has been a lot, let me tell you. I've narrowed it down to my three favourites, which all vary in price and recommended skin type so if you are completely clueless like I was, hopefully, this post will be of some help to you... (thank me later)


With Valentine's day fast approaching, every girl wants to feel their best. Whether you're going out with your other half or having a night out with the girls, having gorgeous nails is a must!

Kiss Nails French Manicure

Nail That French KISS!*

Friday, 10 February 2017

With Valentine's day fast approaching, every girl wants to feel their best. Whether you're going out with your other half or having a night out with the girls, having gorgeous nails is a must!

Kiss Nails French Manicure

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