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..

 

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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. 

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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Blogmas Inspiration

I’ve seen so many people taking part in blogmas this year its so lovely to see, I’m also taking part. I love christmas and doing a christmas related blog every day is getting me even more in the festive mood.

I thought i would lend my fellow bloggers a helping hand with some inspiration for blog post ideas this blogmas.

  • Christmas Wishlist
  • Gift Guide For Her
  • Gift Guide For Him
  • Stocking Filler Ideas
  • The Christmas Tag
  • Things You Love About Christmas 
  • Festive Favourites
  • Festive Bakes
  • Festive Make Up Routine
  • Christmas Eve Routine
  • How Ive Prepared For Christmas 
  • Favourite Christmas Decoration
  • My Christmas Tree
  • Blogmas Inspiration 
  • Who’s Vlogmas Are You Watching?
  • Gingerbread House 
  • Favourite Christmas Films
  • Christmas DIY’s
  • Boxing Day Sales
  • Looking Back On Your Year
  • Christmas Bucket List
  • Your Advent Calendar
  • Day In The Life Christmas Eve Edition
  • Festive Look Book
  • Christmas Dinner Tips & Tricks
  • Christmas Jokes
  • Elf On The Shelf Ideas
  • Christmas Quotes

 

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Autumn Go To MakeUp

Autumn; in my opinion its the best time of year the transition from summer to winter, where you can wear a jacket or jumper however i always feel that we have Autumn for about 2weeks then it just lunges straight into the cold winter and its time to bring out the big warm coats.
This autumn i have found myself doing my eye make up very autumnal, You would have seen this makeup look in some of my outfit of the days and the instagrams its been my go to for about a month now. I have been using the classic, pink and orange warm tones.

Eyeshadows

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As you would have seen in my recent purchases haul this autumn have purchased the morphe 350m palette and I purchased some of make up geeks autumn collection. These are all such beautiful colours in my opinion and so fit for autumn.

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As a transition shade i go in with a warn slight orange toned brown. [1]
To define the crease slightly more i go in with a more bright orange tone. [2]
Before applying Mai Thai & Peachless [3] MakeUp Geek Duochrome over the lid.
Then to darken up the outter v and make it look all radiant, i lightly blend in Bitten[4] from Makeup geek going from the outter V inwards.
Then i blend everything until flawless and I’m happy.
To finish the eyes off i use Primark Sultry I love these lashes, there my go to lash.

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As for my brows, i never used to be bothered about brows but lately i love to fill them in with my Anastasia Brow wiz, then use my concealer to sculpt my brows out before doing my face base. I feel this makes them stand out and look so sharp, its an extra step but its so worth the time.

Face Base

For the rest of my face its all pretty much the usual;

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
Kiko Universal Foundation Or Mac Studio Fix
Morphe Or Urban Decay Naked Concealer
Ben Nye Banana Powder
Seventeen Face Powder Or Mac Mineralise Skin Finish
Kiko Bronzer
Make Up Geek Bad Habit Bronzer
The Body Shop 01 Blush
Kiko Smart 903 Lipstick Or Primark Lippie Stick In Nude.

I love this look, i have it mastered and can go from bare face to full in 15-20 minutes.

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How I Do My Blog Pictures;- Flat Lays

How I do my blog pictures; Flat lays. 

Flat lay blog & instagram pictures are all the must, so i thought i would show you how i do my flat lay’s.

Here are a selection of my flat lays. 

Background;
Personally i prefer my flat lays on a white background, to do this i actually have a white board, which is off an old ikea chest of draws.
You can make your own with a piece of polystyrene or any other board of wood then cover it in a sticky back plastic to create a background.

Light;
I place the board nearest to the natural light source which generally speaking is on my bed near the window.
These are the days that i miss the summer when i used to actually go outside to take my pictures because natural light makes the best pictures.

The dull autumn days means that theres limited natural light so i have purchased a little light for the times that flash just isn’t doing it. Ive never wanted to splurge on studio lights so when i found this on amazon for under £15 i had to try it, i highly recommend it for anyone on a budget and that needs an additional light source for photos.

To break the photos up and to add a pop of colour i have a range of props, from note pads & wall hangers to photo cards.

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These photo cards i purchased from paper chase for 70p each. I go for ones that will add a pop into the pictures. 

Equipment; 
Its not all about having the best camera, you can easily take these pictures on a iPhone as the camera quality on them now is amazing, i still use my phone on occasions for quickness if theres just an odd photo that i need to take.
If you are going to invest in a camera i would recommend a DSLR and you can pick many of them up at an entry affordable price now.
I personally have the Cannon D1200 with a standard lens i was lucky enough to have this gifted to me last christmas, and i love it.

Editing;
Unless you are extremely talented its very rare that you will take a picture and it will be perfect right away with no form of editing. When i say editing it doesn’t necessarily mean photoshopping the whole picture, editing can be from cropping a little bit where you can see excess background to lightening the picture.
As i have a macbook i use the editor on the photo album which is the exact same as any iPhone or iPad editor for me this is perfect because i only tend to crop the picture and then adjust the lightness and brightness and thats all i feel i need to do to make my pictures ready. There are a ton of photo editing programs available, but i haven’t ever personally got on with any including the hyped about photoshop.
If for some reason i need to do a deeper edit i will use a online based editor one of the following usually;

Pic Monkey

Fotor

After this my pictures are ready to use on my Blog or Instagram here are a selection that i have done using the above methods.

 

I hope you find this helpful!

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