All posts tagged: Random

NYX, BarryM & SleekMakeUp giveaway

OMG you guys, I know it took me so long to get to it but everything is finally on its way. If you don’t know, I reposted the poll results on the blog a day or two ago and you guys voted for a cruelty-free makeup giveaway. So on my way back to Barcelona,  I ordered my 2016-2017 favourite makeup items for one of you to try.   All of them, except one, are products that I frequently use and have featured on the blog. I heard great things about the new Sleek Makeup Distorted Dreams palette and thought that it would be a nice touch (why not jump on the holographic trend right?) The Rules: Be subscribe to the blog and leave a comment on this post That’s it. Two comments will not count as two entries since I want everyone to have a fair chance to win. This giveaway is open to people in Europe, I will contact the winner personally and provide tracking info once everything has been sent out. Make sure …

Day 6: If I could, I would

Hi Everyone, The end of the challenge is near! I will have to take a week of or two after this one because I’ll be studying non-stop for my essays and final exams. I will still be active on Twitter tho so don’t worry. Dozens of you have already joined me on there and it is nice to get to know you all a bit more. If I could, I would have never stopped running I don’t know what happened really. At some point, I was running 4 to 5 times a week, 45 mins to 1 hour. I think it was a mix of moving out of my parents’ place and living in the heart of London. I used to go running very early in the morning 6 am or late at night (9 to 10 pm). I don’t feel comfortable doing it here in London because it is always busy, I can’t run along the river and the parks are too far. I go to the gym now. And even if it is …

A day in my life: York

Hi Everyone, Day 2 of my challenge! I went to York last week and I thought that It was more interesting for you to read about York and the perfect hotel I stayed at rather than read about one of my typical day at uni. I went to York for a day and a half with my boyfriend. We arrived pretty early (for us) and went straight to the hotel to drop our bag and go explore. We had about 3 hours to kill before the afternoon tea and didn’t want to make the same mistake again (aka the time we went to Brighton and I stayed in to nap until dinner). The hotel is called Gray’s Court. It is located on a quiet street, behind the cathedral. Guys, I don’t even have the words to describe how beautiful this hotel is. A mix between old wood, mismatched furniture, lights, long corridors, maze-like manor. The rest of the day was uneventful. We walked around for two hours, grabbed a coffee and came back just in …

The 7 day blog challenge

Hi Guys, So this is gonna be interesting.  I am not a regular poster. I try to post two/three times a week but I never keep a tight schedule and upload whenever I think is ..best? I was challenged by the lovely Amanda to post every day for a week. I realized that I haven’t shared much with you since I started this blog so this sounds like the perfect opportunity for us to connect a bit more. So for the first time in six months, here is my schedule for next week: Get to know me better A day in the life of Best and Worst Habits I am grateful for If I could, I would The things I wish I had done differently The confessional I wouldn’t be a blogging challenge without nominations! https://bayareabeautyblogger.com https://forkandveg.com https://withoutcrueltyblog.wordpress.com https://startwithstyle.wordpress.com I love your blogs and I would love to hear from you guys and get to know you better. If you do this challenge, don’t forget to nominate 5 bloggers as well to keep it going! Go …

My little Christmas Playlist

Hi Everyone, As promised, here is my Christmas playlist ! It includes Christmas songs of course but also songs that I have first heard around Christmas time. Songs about love, sharing & caring, kindness.. everything Christmas should be about ! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it ! Enjoy ! Alicia  

Music to overcome self-pity

What a promising title I know. But really, it is that simple for me. When I start obsessing too much about my “problems’. When I get into this addictive self-pity  spiral, when nothing sounds like a good option to make me feel better ( I am sure you know what I am talking about ). I turn to music.     I truly hope you like it. The playlist is almost one hour long. I find it really relaxing to listen to the whole playlist or a few songs just to get the attention away from what has been bothering you. As you know, I am into music and I have playlists for every occasion. I have listed all the playlists I have put together for this blog so far. Hopefully, I will have some time to create a special Christmas one for you guys ! Check out my other playlists ? Commute Playlist Saying Goodbye and Cozy Sunday Playlist Road Trip Playlist My Kind of Playlist The Positive Vibes Playlist 10 Songs To Dance To While …

Thank you !

Hi Everyone, I hope you are well. I just wanted to thank you for all the love the blog has been receiving lately. The blog has over 200 followers now and to celebrate, I bought a nice little theme to upgrade the interface. I hope you like it ! I am always looking for new ways to make my blog more enjoyable for you guys and I welcome your feedback as always. Thank you again for all the comments, likes and still coming to visit my pages every day. It honestly blows my mind, pushes me to write more and to interact with the world. Lots of Kisses  Alicia