21 Things I’ve learnt in 21 Years!

I know, where have I been?! After Christmas I had my Birthday and I’ve set up my own YouTube Channel and my blog has been neglected but I’m back! And towards the end of January I turned 21. I feel like I have learnt quite a lot throughout those 21 years, however I’m sure I still have a lot more to learn! Anyway, I thought I would share with you, 21 things that I have learnt in 21 years!IMG_3588

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Writing Blog posts on topics that are taboo and that people don’t really like to talk about is something that I would really like to start doing. To give my opinion on these taboo topics and why we really should be talking about them! So when the lovely girls from the brand Betty got in touch with me about their stand at the Clothes Show, I was so grateful that this could be the first topic in my little series of taboo subjects.
 
Betty are a brand that teach young girls all about their periods and how their bodies change throughout puberty. They teach girls all about this through a blog, a monthly subscription box and they are also doing a schools tour next year. So if they are going to your school, be sure to speak to them as all the girls I met at the Clothes Show were lovely and so helpful.
The Betty Subscription Box is amazing, as you know I am big fan of subscription boxes being subscribed to Birchbox and My Little Box. I would have loved having the option to be subscribed to a box like this when I started my period. If you’re a mum of a teenage girl reading this and are not sure of how to have the chat with your daughter about periods, getting them this subscription box is the perfect way to explain everything, as well as making sure they have everything they need for when their period starts.

When purchasing the Betty Box, you can tailor the box to your personal preferences, so you can choose either tampons or pads, or choose a mixture. You can then also choose out of number of brands that the Betty Box provide. You are also able to select a date out of three dates of the month, to ensure that your box will arrive before mother nature calls that month! As well as getting the necessities, Betty Box also provides little treats ranging from food to beauty products. In the box at the Clothes Show, they had some chocolate, an exfoliating polish and a really cute bracelet.
As I said, I wish I had the option to receive a subscription box like this when I was a teenager just starting my period. There was nothing around like this that I knew of when I was younger, the blog provides useful information about the changes that happen to a girls body as they begin puberty, as well as having some fun blog posts too! The girls also mentioned that they will be launching an app soon so I will also keep you updated with that as well!
And if you are older, the same company also run the Pink Parcel Subscription Box, which is now something that I am interested in being subscribed to. So definitely check the Betty and Pink Parcel Websites out.
You can find more information about the brand Betty over at their website, here.

Firstly, I just want to mention my absence from my blog! Uni work and assignments well and truly caught up with me and I had absolutely no spare time! But I am back and I have planned and written so many blog posts so there shouldn’t be any more breaks from blogging from me! So this past weekend, me and my best friend Sophie went to the Clothes Show in Birmingham. We spent the day there shopping, meeting Bloggers and watching the fashion show. I absolutely loved it and would love to go again next year, but I thought I would show you all what I got whilst I was at the Clothes Show.
I have been after trying a tooth whitening product for a while now as I would love my teeth the be whiter and to test whether products actually work. I have heard so many things about the brand CocoWhite, that when I saw they had a stand at the Clothes Show and their products were discounted, I had to get some! I picked up one box of the 14 Day Course in Minty Fresh. I haven’t tried them yet but I’m sure they will be a blog post about whether they worked or not.
 

We then went to the Barry M stand, where they were selling a goody bag with so many products in! I can’t remember the price of the goody bag but I know there was so much in it for the price! We got 6 nail polishes – one matte, two normal ones, one gelly one, a lolly gloss one and finally an aquarium glitter one (which is definitely my favourite). We also got four lip products – a lip balm, a lip gloss, a lip crayon and a lipstick. Again, I haven’t tried these yet but they are all in a orange/coral colour. The final thing in the bag was a Contour, Blush and Highlight Palette. I probably only have one blush so I’m excited to try this one out and see if it’s any good.

I then got some of the most beautiful false eyelashes ever! They are from a brand called So Versailles Lashes and the ones I have are in the style Empire. I’m saving these ones for my 21st Birthday Party in January but I can’t wait to wear them!
The next make up bits that I got were these gorgeous sparkles from a brand called Blush Sparkles. I will tweet a link to their page as well so check my Twitter if you want to check them out! I got the colours Champagne, Rose and I can’t remember the name of the dark shade but it’s so beautiful and I think that one especially would look good for a night out. They were such a good price as well, £3.50 for one tub of sparkles!

The final things I got are from the brand Cute Nutrition, which is a brand I have wanted to try for so long, but I didn’t know if I would like the taste of their shakes. At the Clothes Show you were able to sample the shakes to see which flavour you liked the most. So I picked up the Strawberry Daiquiri flavour in the Sculpt and Tone powders. They had a deal that if you bought one tub of powder, you get another free along with the really cute shaker! Again, I’m not starting this until after the new year but hopefully I will be able to see some results and will be able to keep you updated.

This months Birchbox is a collaboration with Tatler Magazine based on products needed for the party season! I love the design of this month’s box!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Primer – RRP £15
I have been wanting a Lip Primer for so long now but it’s just one of those products that I don’t actually want to buy. However, with the amount of times I wear liquid lipsticks I definitely need a lip primer. And I have heard so many good things about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics so I am looking forward to using this, especially for nights out over the party season.

Wet Brush – RRP £11.99
Again, this is a product that I have heard so much about but have never got one for myself. This brush is designed to detangle your hair whether it’s wet or dry. I know that once I’ve washed my hair it’s horrible to brush through because it’s so tangled so hopefully this will make it a little easier.

Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse – RRP £21
Moisturisers are something that I am always buying and trying out. After trying the Nuxe Lip Balm, I was so excited to see this in this months Birchbox and I can’t wait to start using it. This moisturiser is designed to boost your skins antioxidant levels and restore hydration, which is something I definitely need (especially after a night out!).

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle – RRP £18.50
Leave in Conditioner’s are something that I have never tried before but this one states to detangle, conditions and smoothes hair whilst also protecting it throughout the day. It sounds great, as my hair is so dry at the minute so I can’t wait to see the results from this.

bbrowbar Brow Pencil – RRP £13
Again, eyebrows are probably the part of my make up that I take the least amount of time on, sometimes I don’t even touch them! I know, am I even a Beauty Blogger?! But my eyebrows are so thick, I feel that sometimes when I add product it just makes them look too heavy. However, pencils like this are perfect to fill in any sparse areas of my brows and create the illusion that there is hair there, so I can’t wait to test it!