Dear Followers;- Real Talk

Dear followers, 

First i would like to thank everyone who’s stuck by my blog highs and lows and all the subscribers i have I’m so grateful for each and everyone of you.
This is a post with some real talk for you all and a little whats been going on.

So i started this blog about 1.5-2years ago and i started it with the intention of just expressing my love thoughts and hauls all to do with beauty, then as time went on i discovered some other blogging ideas that i found that i enjoyed doing and you enjoyed reading and they are more ‘fashion and lifestyle’ posts i would say so outfits of the day’s what I’ve been up to ect.. and i never thought i would have the confidence to do these posts but i have had and its all thanks to your amazing support.

Then 8months ago my personal life changed and my world was turned upside down with the passing of my father, and its taken such a toll on my life which has affected by posts, i used to upload so regularly now the last few months i go through a stage where I’m really motivated and feeing good then the next week I’m struggling and i suppose this is all apart of grieving for someone so special in life.
I felt the quality of my posts were so dreadfully poor I’ve actually gone back now and removed some if i could i would remove most of them.

I want to get back to having a positive blog space and producing something I’m proud of, I’ve always loved my blog and its an adventure my dad loved to hear about as he was a IT geek.

So what I’m going to do is over the next week really give my blog a revamp and update everything that needs to be done and start planning some posts like i used to and channel all my energy back into my blog, I’m currently out of work so i find myself procrastinating a lot but i want to achieve more positives and really re find myself and me and apart of me is this little space of the internet.

Im going to do more varied blogs i used to always think oh no thats going to be good enough or oh thats clique all bloggers do or say that but from experience reading some of blogs have helped me and if i can help anyone in any way i can.

Bare with me i am back and more active, and I’m so thankful for all the views and likes i continued to receive when i went MIA.

I want to do a massive give away to all my followers so keep a look out.

 

love to you all

aletheatrnt 

x

 

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Date Night Ideas

Date Night;an arranged occasion on which an established couple go for a night out together.
Take one night a week for just you and your loved one and watch your relationship blossom. 

Date nights dont have to be the most expensive lavish night filled with a 4 course meal including champagne. A date night it what you and your loved one enjoy, take it as a open card to do whatever you want for the night. It doesn’t have to be a cinematic experience just something personal between the pair of you. You’ll find yourself memorising the dates more if they’re what you love then if your more concentrating on ‘oh Sally from work does this and everyone in the office loved it’

Dinner & Cinema
The classic idea when anyone says ‘date night‘ this idea is bound to be one of the first that pop into your head.
Start by going for a meal somewhere of your choice from a 5 star restaurant, your favourite cafe or even a cheeky mc Donald’s. Some of my date nights have ended up in Subway simply because its mine and my partners favourite convent food and it works for us!
Followed by a movie, now its a rare chance that you’re actually both going to agree on a movie so you will either be dragged into a chick flick or a manly action film which can be a downside to this date idea and also for the duration of the film you can’t talk so if you want your night to be filled with long deep chats this might not be the best idea..

Head Out On A Road Trip
Pick a destination and have a drive, take in the scenes and just explore. This is brilliant as you’re in each others company the whole time where you can play some cheesy music, have some conversations where you discus everything you’ve ever wanted. It can be done in rain or sunshine because your in the warmth and comfort of your own car with heaters and window wipers. Grab a souvenir of a key chain or pin badge to remember your night. You can pull over to grab some restaurant food, or hit up the drive thru whatever takes your fancy.
To make it extra cheesy you could always take a drive down memory lane and re-vist some places you met, or show each other where you grew up.

Vist A Local Landmark
Weather its a massive park to go on a walk, a museum or a cool attraction go act like tourists in your hometown. Do all the things any new comer to the landmark would do, take a bunch of pictures and admire the view and take some time to be grateful for what you have.

Go to an adventure park
Ride a ferris wheel, roller coaster or play a round a mini golf. Play the arcades and win some fluffy bears.

Eat a desert only dinner
Indulge on dessert for dinner at a ice cream parlour.

Take a night off
Put on your comfy clothes, take your make up off put your hair up.Jump in a bubble bath together. Phones away grab a pizza and binge watch netflix or a tv series. Light some candles and chill.

Dine at home
One of you or the pair of you together re create your favourite dish that you enjoy at the resultant or something similar. Set the table nicely like if you were dinning out. Maybe even go the whole way and make a desert.

Re-Create your first date
Remember the fist time you had a date? or hung out? Re create that, rent the dvd you saw at the cinema. Go back to that restaurant or attraction. Even if the date ended in a fail its what started you love story so go re live that moment.

Book an event.
A Comedian, a gig a tour of somewhere. An event that you can attend together and enjoy.

Go for a long walk 
On the beach, in the forrest or somewhere picture perfect.

Book a night away
Perfect for more rare date nights, book a night away in the city or somewhere on the coast.

These are just some ideas that i can think of its what suits you is best.
Where are your favourite places to go for a date?
Where was your worst date place you’ve ever been..

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Beauty Mistakes I Used To Make

Over time my make up skills and trends have certainly changed, the way i look at make up and the outcome of make up has changed. I thought i would share with you some of the mistakes* i used to make.

Here is a list of beauty mistakes i used to make*

  • Not matching my foundation correct and believing that i had incredibly pale skin so i looked like a ghost.
  • I used to smother my face in talcum powder because i thought it made my skin feel soft I was about 12 ok!
  • Neglecting my brows – i even shaved them off once and thought that drawing on tadpole shaped eye brows was nice? Then i though that over grown brows wouldn’t make a difference. Oh how i was wrong eyebrows are something that can make or break a make up look.
  • Applying my blush incorrectly; Looking like coco the clown with big pink dots on my cheeks.
  • Spider Legs for mascara; Remember the extremely clumpy mascara stage, i used to sleep in the mascara to make it quicker and it would build up more..
  • Foundation on lips – I’m all for nude lips but foundation on the lips it just not attractive especially when the lips are so dry and cracked.
  • Not even having a moisturiser or skin care routine until i was about 15/16
  • Not using setting spray and wondering eh why does my make up run away after 3 hours..
  • Shaving non wet legs with no products. Just the thought makes me cringe now, no wonder my legs where always cut to shreds.
  • Not realising the importance to brushes or beauty blenders. Now id be lost without my brushes and sponges. Oh and another thing is keeping them properly cleaned and sanitised.
  • Not using conditioner on my hair, so i used to shampoo it once and wonder why it was always so brittle and tangled.
  • Not putting eyeliner in my water line but under my eye. Yep i looked like a panda.

 

Oh wow how tragic did i used to do my make up? What i know now i defiantly didn’t know then..  I can’t find many but here are some throw back pictures of myself from the age 13-15..

 

x

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*these are things i consider as a mistake, if this is something you do and it works for you then so be it. Its make up what works for one doesn’t always work for another. Everyone has there own opinions. 

Outfit Of The Day

Outfit Of The Day;

Here is an outfit of the day;
The weather was mild so i used a few layers to keep warm and i wore my new boots for the first time..

From top – toe. 

Headband; – This is a cute little tie up head band that i got from primark in there sale for 50P. I dont normally wear these but i really liked this and its urged me to buy more..

Scarf; – My go to scarf, this is my favourite of all time its a massive blanket scarf from Primark it was £4 and its one of the best scarfs I’ve ever had.

Cami Top; – I have a cami top on just for an extra layer of warmth.

Jumper; – This is a lovely jumper top that i got for christmas, its a really pretty grey with a lace lining on the bottom. Its from yours but i dont think they stock it no more.

Jeans;– Asda George wonderfit jeans. These are a life changer! Ive never felt comfortable in jeans until i wore these. There a jean material but so stretchy and comfortable. I highly recommend these to anyone. Asda sell them for £25.

Boots; – These are the slip on wide fit boots from Primark, I got them in the sale for £7. They have a really nice heel to them, and i love wearing them with jeans.

This is a really casual look its an outfit i just wore to nip into town, but i feel it can be worn in a more formal situation also.

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This Or That Tag

Ive seen this tag a lot lately and decided to give it ago. Feel free to have a go yourself i’d love to see your answers. 

QUESTIONS:

→ Makeup

Blush Or Bronzer Bronzer
Lipgloss Or Lipstick – Lipstick
Eyeliner Or MascaraMascara
Foundation Or Concealer – Foundation
Neutral Or Colour EyeshadowColour
Pressed Eyeshadow Or Pigments – Pressed
Brushes Or Beauty Blender – Beauty Blender

→ Nails

O.P.I Or China GlazeOPI
Long Or ShortLong
Acrylic Or NaturalNatural
Brights Or DarksBrights
Pattern Or No PatternNo Pattern 

→ Body

Perfume Or Body SplashPerfume
Lotion Or Body Butter Body Butter
Shower Gel Or Soap Shower Gel
LUSH Or Other Bath CompanyLush
Bath Or ShowerShower 

→ Fashion

Jeans Or LeggingsLeggings
Long Sleeve Or ShortLong
Dresses or Skirts  Dress
PJs Or Dress Up PJ’s
Flip flops Or Sandals Sandals
Scarves Or Hats Scarves
Studs Or Dangly Earrings Dangly 
Necklaces Or Bracelets Bracelet
Heels Or Flats Heels
Cowboy Boots Or Riding Boots Cowboy Boots
Jacket Or HoodyHoody

→ Hair

Curly Or StraightCurly
Bun Or Ponytail Bun
Bobby Pins Or Butterfly Clips Bobby Pins
Hair Spray Or GelHairy Spray
Long Or Short Short
Light Or Dark Dark
Up Or Down Down

→ Random

Rain Or ShineRain
Summer Or WinterWinter
Fall Or Spring Fall
Chocolate Or VanillaChocolate
Tea Or Coffee – Coffee
iPhone Or Android – IPhone
Netflix Or Youtube – Youtube

 

Hope you enjoyed this tag!

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A Guide To Buying Festive Candles

I find myself round the festive time burning through more candles then any other time, for warmth and for the cosy effect. I love candles, they can provide such a beautiful atmosphere to any room. 

When buying festive candles the first thing i think is about the scent, it has to be some sort of cinnamon, baking scented candle something that really seems wintery. I dont think that a fresh fruity smell is appropriate personally. 

Its not always about the most expensive candles in my opinion its about the actually quality of the candle and its sometimes the cheaper ones that are the best. 

When buying a candle another thing you need to take into mind is how long your going to burning the candle, each candle has a different burning time.

Tea Lights – 3Hrs
Votive – 8Hrs
Small Candle – Up to 15hrs
Medium Candle – Up to 25Hrs
Large Candle – Up to 40hrs

These are all approx times depending on which brand and the size of the candle.

Something i reccomend buying is a candle lighter, to save you burning the tips of your fingers on candles!

Candle Holder; 

Candle holders can be beautiful accessories for burning candles but can be such beautiful ordainments at the same time.

*All pictures are links*

What festive candles are your favourites?

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Stocking Fillers; Beauty Edition

This is a collection of products perfect to fill a stocking, gift bag or to even be a budget beauty themed christmas present.

 

All pictures are links on where to buy them :)*

 

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