Sunday, 14 April 2013

A Bit About Me!

Hey lovelies, so today I want to tell you a bit more about me! There's a tag on youtube called the about me tag so I'm just going to answer the questions from that tag in this post! Hope you enjoy!

1. Do you have a middle name? 
- I do have a middle name and it's lee. I get a bit tongue tied sometimes when I say my full name because it's mollie lee, so I have to say it slowly haha! 
2. What is your Favorite subject in school?
- My favourite subject in school was drama when I did it last year but now my favourite subject is english.
3. Whats your Favorite drink?
- My favourite drink of all time is cherry coke! My favourite starbucks drink is a white vanilla mocha or a vanilla or chocolate cream frappuccino.
4. What is your Favorite song at the moment?
- My favourite songs are Mirrors by Justin Timberlake, Kiss You by One Direction (I love 1D If you can't tell already haha), This Is What Makes Us Girls by Lana Del Rey, Farewell by Rihanna and Post Break-Up Sex by The Vaccines.
5. What would you name your kids?
- I honestly have no idea as I'm only 15 and haven't really thought about it.
6. Do you participate in any sports?
- No, I absolutely hate sport, however I love watching it and my favourite sports to watch are football and rugby.
7. Favorite Book? 
- I have a lot so I'm just going to name them all! All the harry potter books, the hunger games trilogy, the I heart series by Lindsey Kelk, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Looking For Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, Thirteen Reasons Why and The Maze Runner.
8. Favorite Color?
- My favourite colour changes all the time but at the moment it's pink!
9. Favorite Animal?
- For wild animals I'd have to say zebra, snow leopard and tiger, but as for pets I love cats and dogs. I have 2 cats and 1 dog and I've had another cat and dog in the past.
10. Favorite Perfume?
At the moment my favourite perfume is the Jimmy Choo perfume that I have mentioned in a previous blog post. 
11. Favorite Holiday?
I'm not sure as to whether this is for the US or UK holiday as in the UK we call a vacation a holiday so I'm going to do both! In US terms my favourite holiday is christmas and in UK terms my favourite holiday was when I went to Spain for my 13th Birthday.
12. Have you graduated high school?
- No I'm still there, I'm in year 11 now and in september I will be going to six form!
13. Have you ever been out of the country? if so how many times? 
- I have been out of the country and I can't remember exactly how many times as I went to spain a lot when I was a baby but I've also been to france twice and bermuda once.
14. Do you speak any other languages?
- Not fluently, I took French last year and got a B but I couldn't have a conversation with someone in french if you get what I mean.
15. How many siblings do you have?
- I have no siblings, I wish I did but no I'm an only child.
16. What is your favorite store? 
- Definitely Topshop because they have so much variety as they have amazing clothes and do make-up now too which I love!
17. Favorite restaurant? 
- I don't really know as I haven't been to many but out of the ones I've been to I'd have to say TGI Friday's or NANDOS!
18. Do you like school?
- Not really
19. Favorite youtuber? 
- Zoe from Zoella280390 or Rhiannon from FashionRocksMySocks both of their blogs are also my favourites!
20. Favorite movie?
- Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Nowhere Boy, Submarine, Tangled, The Lion King, Aladdin, and Alice in Wonderland (the one with Johnny Depp).
21. Favorite TV show? 
- Doctor Who, House, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, The Big Bang Theory, and others but those are my main ones!
22. PC or Mac?
- I have a Toshiba Laptop at the moment but it's dying on me and I really want a Macbook so I'm saving up for one. So yeah I'd say Mac.
23. What kind of phone do you have?
- I have an iPhone 4.
24. How tall are you?
- I am 5"6!

I know I kinda cheated for some of these questions haha but I just couldn't pick one answer! I hope you liked this post guys and if there's any other posts you'd like to see please tell me in the comments! Speak to you soon!xo

Friday, 12 April 2013

Current Favourites - January-March 2013

Hey lovelies, so I know I haven't wrote a post in a while but I've had some stuff going on in my personal life and have needed some time off from everything, hope you understand!

So I'm coming back with my current favourites and I've decided to do one of these every three months just because I don't change many things that often.

 This is an overview of some of my favourites, others will be mentioned at the end.

Make-up & Skincare:
1. At the start of the year I bought the benefit boxed blush in coralista and I have used it ever since when I have worn make-up. I apply it with the MAC 168 brush which you can also see above. The blush is really subtle but can be builded which I really like as I don't need to worry as much about applying too much at the start and if I need more I can always add some more on top. The blush also has a really lovely shimmer to it so subtly highlights your cheeks as well. One less product to use is always a bonus if you're lazy like me.
2. For my eyebrows I love using powder and have really loved using MAC charcoal brown to fill mine in! I apply this with the real techniques brow brush which can be found in the starter kit at boots. I like quite a strong brow but you can also use it to achieve a more subtly filled in brow if you just want to fill in any sparse areas.
3. My favourite mascara has to be Maybelline the Falsies Black Drama. It just gives me such voluminous lashes without being clumpy.
4. As for lipstick, I really love a red. I own quite a few even though I really don't need the amount of reds I have (however, I just tell myself that it's ok because they're different shades and textures haha). The one I've been LOVING recently is MAC Russian Red which I got for christmas. It's a matte formula but isn't too drying.
5. In march boots were doing an offer where if you spent £10 or more on soap and glory stuff you got a free body butter. I didn't get to choose the one I got as they were giving away that particular body butter however I really like it! The sugar crush body wash and scrub are an essential for me when I really want to pamper myself. The scent of the lime lingers for a while after you shower so I always end up smelling myself haha how weird! the body butter is the butter yourself body butter which is really fruity and really nourishing!

Film & TV:
1. I absolutely love the hunger games it's seriously one of my all time favourites. If you haven't already seen it I would seriously recommend it! I'm not going to go into detail about the film as I don't want to give anything away to people who haven't seen it however from me it definitely gets 5 stars! I honestly can't wait for november for Catching Fire to come out in cinemas!
2. Any film with Aaron Johnson in I'm most likely going to watch! Also I love the beatles and was introduced to this film by a friend of mine! Nowhere Boy is basically about John Lennon before the beatles when he was younger! The film is absolutely AMAZING!
3. I am a massive fan of house, it's definitely one of my favourite TV shows! I have 4 seasons of it and started to watch from season 1 again in february!

1. If you have seen The Huger Games I think I should probably inform you of the books if you haven't already read them. They are definitely better than the films and have much more detail to them! I couldn't put them down when I read them. Seriously they are awesome!
2. My second book favourite is The Perks of Being a Wallflower which is kinda hard to explain but seriously I couldn't recommend it enough. I don't know if any boys have read this because I only know girls who have, but if you're a boy and have read this book let me know what you thought of it!
- Just a quick note to add, I bought a kindle recently and have really been getting into my reading so if you would like any separate blog posts of book reviews please let me know in the comments!

Music Favourites!
1. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake

2. The album 'What did you expect from the Vaccines?' by The Vaccines (well done Mollie), but in particular the song Post Break Up Sex, It's a really catchy song!

3. This Is What Makes Us Girls - Lana Del Rey

Random Favourites:
1. In february I went to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in London and if you are a massive potterhead (like moi) and you haven't been... YOU HAVE TO GO!!!!!!
2. Cherry Coke, can't get enough of it!
3. Raspberry Jelly...

I hope you all liked this post guys and if you have anything you would like to see on my blog then please feel free to leave any requests in the comments! Speak to you soon!xo

Sunday, 17 February 2013

What's in my travel make-up bag?

Ok, so I'm spending half term at my nans and I thought, what better to post next than a what's in my make-up bag (travel edition)!

So this is my make-up bag:
 It's from next about a year ago so I can't remember how much it was but it's a really nice tan colour with a colour block of orange.

Now for what's inside:
This is an overview of all the products I bring with me to my nans, the only item I bring more than one of is lipstick because I can never stick to one colour.
The clinique anti blemish foundation is my absolute favourite at the moment! Along with the rest of the line (which I mentioned in my skincare post). I apply this with the real techniques experts face brush. I then use the deluxe crease brush (also from real techniques) to apply the clinique even better concealer. The foundation is in the shade 04 fresh vanilla and the concealer is in the shade bisque. My all time favourite powder is the rimmel stay matte which is in the colour 004 sandstorm.
I use eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows as I find it looks more natural than using a pencil even though I like my eyebrows to be quite strongly filled in. I use the real techniques brow brush to do this. At the moment my favourite mascara is maybelline the falsies black drama, it's absolutely amazing! If I feel like using eyeliner I go for the rimmel london waterproof gel liner in black 001.
The eyeshadow I use to fill in my brows is MAC charcoal brown. You can see it more clearly in the image above.
On my cheeks I just use some bronzer on an angled brush. The one I use at the moment is nars laguna on a MAC 168.
 These are all the lip products I bring with me. I bring a range of colours which I will go through. Before I apply any lipstick I use a lip scrub. My favourite is the lush sweet lips lip scrub.
 These are the drugstore lip products I bring. From left to right: Revlon lip butter in 015 Tutti Frutti, Maybelline color sensational in 550 Cherry Candy and Rimmel Apocalips lip lacquer in 303 Apocaliptic. The revlon one is what I wear when I want an orange lip, the maybelline lipstick I wear when I want a sheer red lip and when I want a bold dark pink lip I go for the rimmel apocalips which I'd say is a dupe in colour for MAC girl about town.
 I bring 2 nudes with me both from MAC. The first is in the colour Kinda Sexy and on the right of Kinda Sexy is Jubilee. Kinda Sexy is a neutral rosey-pink and Jubilee is more of a brown toned nude.
My bolder lip options from MAC are Russian Red and Lickable. Lickable is a permanent colour I just have it in the recent christmas packaging.

Lip Product Swatches:
Top: Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Fruitti
Bottom: Maybelline Color Sensational in Cherry Candy
Left to Right: MAC Russian Red (Matte Finish), MAC Kinda Sexy (Matte Finish), MAC Jubilee (Lustre Finish), MAC Lickable (Cremesheen Finish) and Rimmel London Apocalips in Apocaliptic.

I also bring along my Kiss Eyelash Curlers which you can buy in boots.

What make-up do you bring with you when travelling? Are there any products you think I should try?

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Wishlist #1

I'm the type of girl that always wants what she can't have! So I thought I'd share the things with you that I'd love to buy, but unfortunately can't, as there are other things I have to save for.

1. Edge Paint Satchel - Topshop - £28.00
2. Essie Cascade Cool Nail Polish - - £7.91
3. Thierry Mugler Alien Eau de Parfum Non-Refillable Spray 30ml - Boots - £42.00
4. Harry Potter Weasley Is Our King T-Shirt - Amazon - £12.99
5. Gecko Ring - Accessorize - £10.00

Well, these are the things on my wishlist! What are you wishing for at the moment?

Friday, 25 January 2013

New Purchase: Essie Nail Polish in Lilacism

I've been trying to build up my essie collection recently as they are one of my favourite nail polish brands! In total I have 7 now and will be buying more. But today I want to talk about one particular shade that I have bought recently. This is essie's nail polish in the colour lilacism and as you can tell from the name, it's lilac. It is an absolutely beautiful colour and one of those colours that makes you look really tan.

It takes 2-3 coats to get a really opaque colour. In some lights in can look like a purple-grey but in others it looks straight up lilac. It has quickly made it to one of my top 10 nail polishes.

I buy all my nail polishes off of

This is what lilacism looks with 2 coats:

Saturday, 19 January 2013

My Current Skincare Routine

 So, for the past few months I have been trying out a new skincare routine and I can honestly say I've finally found a set of products that work for my skin.
 My skin is prone to breakouts and I have never really found the right products that would clear up my skin until now.

 I have been using the majority of products from the Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions line. Clinique is quite pricey but the products work so well and you definitely get what you pay for!

 In the mornings and evenings I use 3 of the products from the line:

1: Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam

I start off by pumping 2-3 pumps (2 in the morning and then 3 at night) in the palm of my hand and massaging the foam onto a wet face for about 30-60 seconds avoiding the eye area. Then I rinse the product off and pat my face dry with a towel. This product retails at £14.50.

2: Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion

After I have used the cleansing foam, I grab a cotton wool pad, shake the lotion well, and then pour some on to the cotton pad and sweep over my face and neck. Again avoiding the eye area.
The description for this product on the website: Step 2 of Anti-Blemish Solutions 3-Step System. Gentle, effective formula exfoliates to clear dead surface cells and reduce excess oil that can lead to breakouts. Unclogs pores. Oil-absorbing powders eliminate shine. Soothes irritation, redness.
This product retails at £17.

3: Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Moisturiser

After completing steps 1 and 2, I apply a thin layer of the moisturiser and this just helps to prevent dryness and peeling as well as controlling excess oil. This product retails at £18.50.

In the evenings I use two extra products on my skin, one of them being from the Clinique line.

1: Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

I'm sure everyone has heard about this product. It is well raved about and I love using this to take off my make-up. I pump 3 lots of this into the palm of my hand and apply over my face. Then use circular motions with a hot muslin cloth all over until all traces of the product are removed. A 100ml pump retails at £12.75. The 100ml pump starter kit retails at £14.25 (which includes 1 or 2 muslin cloths).

2: I then go on to doing the 3-steps I mentioned earlier with the Anti-Blemish Solutions line from Clinique.

3: Anti-Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment Gel

Just before I go to bed I apply the spot treatment gel on any blemishes I may have and then the following morning the redness and size of the spots definitely reduce. This retails at £13.50.

This routine has definitely improved my skin and is worth every penny.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Film Review: Submarine

So recently my friend has been lending me some of her films that she thought I had to watch. One of which was the film 'Submarine'. It is not at all what I expected it to be but I absolutely love it and it has quickly joined the list of my favourite films.

All I've done this weekend is stay in bed, with a hot chocolate, and watched the few films my friend leant me. I have watched submarine 3 times in 2 days now! I would definitely give this film 5 stars in my opinion, but I had a completely different reaction to it then my friends. On the DVD it says that it's 'THE BEST BRITISH COMEDY IN YEARS' and my friends also said it was really funny too! I must admit I did laugh a some parts but I also cried at it and found some parts really sad!

For those who haven't seen this film I will write what it says on the back of the case as to what the film is about: One boy must fight to save his mother from the advances of a Mystic and simultaneously lure his pyromaniac girlfriend into the bedroom, armed with only a wide vocabulary and near-total self belief. His name is Oliver Tate.

I can say that I loved this film so much that I have ordered it myself so that I will have it as part of my collection. It's a brilliant film that I would recommend to anyone!

If you have watched this film, I'd love to know what your reaction was to it and what you thought of it!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum

 I for one have been waiting ages to try out this perfume! I've heard a lot of positive reviews on this and decided that I wanted to try it. I received it as a gift for Christmas from my nan but I didn't have high hopes for it. I never do with perfumes because if I don't like it then I won't be disappointed and If I did like it then it would be a bonus.
 The fragrance was created by the same perfumer who created Victor & Rolf's Flowerbomb, which I haven't tried but have always wanted to. The bottles to both perfumes are very similar, both looking like grenades. I was expecting the Jimmy Choo perfume to be a very sophisticated scent, when in fact it's an incredibly sweet scent which I love!

 When I first tried the perfume I really liked it and the more I wear it, the more I'm absolutely loving it! It can be quite a harsh smell when first applied but after it has developed it becomes a softer scent.

I would definitely recommend this perfume to those who are fans of sweet scents.

If you've tried this perfume, let me know your thoughts!

It retails at £39 for a 40ml bottle in boots. (60ml £49, 100ml £68)

Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy to be with friends

 "Good morning starshine, the earth says hello..." It's not even the morning when I'm writing this post, but yes, it is a quote from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Today has been the perfect start to the year! Me and a few friends took a trip to a market to do some shopping. First off we stopped for a starbucks which I have become more and more OBSESSED with! I had a white vanilla mocha which I must say was most delightful haha! When I show you guys what I bought today (one being the bowler hat in the picture situated above) you will see that I do love starbucks a lot. My outfut for today consisted of a denim shirt, black disco pants and heeled chelsea boots. Considering I'm a bit taller than my friends anyways, you can imagine what it was like considering I was the only one wearing heels.
 The one thing I really wanted from today was a fluffy hat (which I bought) but after that lovely starbucks we went to mcdonalds where I got severely put off my big mac (cheers charlee). Then we just walked around the stalls at the market when we stopped at different stalls, looked about and where I had to protect one of my friends from the metal horsies (sounds silly but she does have a huge phobia of horses in general). When me and my friend Charlee stopped at one stall to look at the bowler hats (we both bought one) the other two went to the stall next to it and there was a really funny guy that worked the stall who was an awesome magician! I'm talking weird coin and quirky card tricks. We did some more shopping and called it a day.
 I had the most amazing time with my chums and can't wait to do something like that again! I can honestly say that I probably haven't laughed and enjoyed myself so much in months!

 Now it's time to meet these awesome people!

Meet Charlee (left) and Holly (right). Two of my bestest friends in the whole world! When together we are very weird! Which you are about to find out. We are all in the same year at school and in majority, the same classes. Without these two in my life I probably would still be the girl who didn't like talking much (when they read this they will probably think 'Mollie, not talking? She never blooming shuts up!') and I wouldn't let my 'true self' (aka. my CRAZY self) show.
Charlee is the person I've known for the longest! The summer before entering year 7 there was a week long summer school for some students, which at the time, we thought to be a 'cool' idea! Entering year 7 we were in the same form too and we became the best of friends. Yes, we had our ups and downs, but at the end of the day, who doesn't? We did stop speaking as much for a while, just drifted apart, but now we are closer than ever which is amazeballs!

Me and Charlee are now officially 'Bowler Buddies'...

Me and Holly have been in the same form every year since year 7 and over the years have grown closer and closer, even more so in year 10 (we're in year 11 now by the way). Me and Holly now have what we like to call a 'bromance' even though we aren't boys but 'sismance' kind of sounds like a disease to me...

And yes... we like taking silly pictures when together! (As demonstrated below)

Now for the final person to talk about, and that's Emily. Me and Emily aren't as close as I am with the other two but we are good friends. We hated each other and then suddenly we just started to get along and everyone around us seemed shocked!

Emily loves her chinese food.

That's it for this post. But here are the pictures I posted on instagram from today. My instagram is - mollieleewood (you know, just incase you wanted to follow me aha).

The stuff I bought today

Me and Charlee

And Again...

Before I left

And finally a strange picture of me with my new favourite glasses (lennon glasses as I like to call them)

Hope everyone has had an amazing day just like I have xo

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Hopes & Dreams for 2013

 For me, the New Year is a chance to look back on the previous year and take a chance to remember things I've achieved and things I would like to do during the year to come. Anything could happen, If I put my mind to it, I can make anything happen! It's almost like writing a book and deciding where you want the story to go.

 When I look back on 2012, It wasn't the year I was hoping for. Even though it was full of happy memories, I didn't allow myself to enjoy it as much as I could of done. I spent more time focusing on the negative aspects of my life and generally being quite pessimistic. That is something I'd like to change this year, I didn't like being that way and now it's time to be more optimistic. I'm determined to make this happen for 2013 and to make this year bigger, better and brighter.

 I decided that I would create a list of the things I'd like to do and achieve in the upcoming year of 2013. This year I'm writing down my goals so then I can refer to them whenever life is leaving me to feel a little fatigued.

 Hopefully this year will be a great one 

 Here are my goals for 2013...