31 August 2015

5 THINGS WE SHOULD DO MORE OFTEN


It's weird to think that university is over now and I have to start being an adult (I don't want to 'adult'...). Working full time and not having cheerleading means that I've been attempting to find other ways to be adventurous. With university, we would go out and have fun and the same with cheerleading. So, now that the best three years of my life are over, I thought about things that I should be doing more often, and what better way than to express them in a blog post?

1. YOGA
Cheerleading has made my flexibility so much better as well as my overall fitness, to keep this up, I started doing yoga lessons. And I love it. It's so calming and makes you feel so relaxed whilst also helping with your flexibility, balance and fitness. I try to go once a week but with conflicting schedules I haven't been for the last two. I'm gonna be straight back on it next week though!

2. LAUGH
Pretty obvious one, but you do feel so much better when you're laughing. Of course, laughing and having fun with your friends and family are the most important laughs of all, but if you're on your own on your lunch break, watch Vine. The comedians on there are hilarious and I guarantee that you'll feel so much happier afterwards!

3. TURN OFF SOCIAL MEDIA
Even if it's just for an hour or so. Go for a run or a walk with your dogs or play a board game with your family.

4. EAT WELL
Of course, a burger and fries from Five Guys tastes good, but I bet you feel slodgey (is that even a word? I'm gonna go with yes) afterwards. Try to eat a little healthier and have a small unhealthy snack (if you literally cannot stay away from the bad stuff) even once in a while. You'll feel tons better and your body will thank you.

5. READ
Grab a book and snuggle up on your sofa and get immersed. At the moment I'm re-re-re-reading Harry Potter (I never get bored of this series) and sometimes I realise I've been reading for hours!

30 August 2015

THE SUNDAY CATCHUP #OO4


Sundays are meant for relaxing. I never used to enjoy Sundays as I found them boring and I had nothing to do, but that's all changed now that I've been working full time. Now I long for lazy Sundays and can't wait to sleep in and eat pancakes. I also love the fact that it's a three day weekend, which gives me more time to sleep, eat and read and watch Harry Potter (you guys should know by now that I'm a massive fan - I'm literally obsessed!!!).

Typically, I tend to keep my makeup simple or wear none at all. I like to give my skin a break from the makeup it suffocates in all week long. However, this is dependent on what I'm doing on the day. Like last week Jade and I went to Rochester and had a browse around all the cute bookshops and sweet shops. We also drooled over the Benefit packaging. This week I'm going to give blood (eek!) so I'm keeping it fairly simple.

I'm quite nervous to give blood as last time I did it went quite wrong! Let's hope this time goes a bit more smoothly. What are you doing this Sunday?

28 August 2015

MY ROME BUCKET LIST

(Image via Google)

In just a few weeks I will be jetting off to Rome with Jade from Sweet Treats and Perfect Pleats and to say I'm excited is an understatement. We're only going for a few days and we're staying in the most beautiful hotel which is right in the center of Rome and I. Can't. Wait.

Jade and I have been best friends for a while now, we met on our very first day of university and have been friends ever since. We have shared many mornings together in Wetherspoons enjoying their pancakes and have gone on plenty of mini adventures together, such as Harry Potter Studios (we're both obsessed with HP), so we can't wait to get away for a few days and have a bigger adventure!

So, this post is purely dedicated to things I would love to do in Rome and places I want to visit.

1. Visit Vatican City

2. Go to the Colosseum 

3. Eat loads of pizza and ice-cream

4. Visit the Pantheon

5. Go to the Trevi fountain

6. Go to the Baroque fountains

7. Visit St. Peter's Basilica

8. Eat more pizza and ice-cream

As you can see it's going to be quite the tourist-y trip. I wish we had more time to visit other places in Italy but we can always go another time! And of course, when in Rome, you have to eat their pizza and ice-cream. I'm also a massive lover of pasta so I can't wait to try it all!

Do you have any recommendations for Rome?

26 August 2015

WHERE HAVE I BEEN/FOLLOW ME


Hello lovely followers!

So a few of you may be wondering why I disappeared off the face of the Earth for a few months (okay, maybe 6 months...) and although I'd love to say it was because I've been travelling and having the time of my life, I would be lying (although, I am enjoying my life atm - Don't worry!). I've actually been really busy with university and with work.

I graduated in July just gone (Here's a typical graduation photo for you all) with a Upper Second Class Honors in BA Film Studies (really interesting subject fyi!) and I couldn't be happier, it just proves that all your hard work really does pay off! In case you were wondering, I'm wearing a Missguided Dress and shoes. The dress was surprisingly comfy and the shoes (although they hurt a little at the beginning due to my sprained ankle) were comfy nearing the end of the ceremony.

I've also been working full time, which although it may not be a good excuse, it is one of the main reasons why I've been lacking in uploading blogs. I am trying now to get back into blogging, as I do really enjoy it. I haven't really had a lot of money to spend on overly expensive but beautiful products as I am going away at the end of September and I've also applied for Camp America 2016.

As you may or may not have noticed, the web address to my blog has now changed, which sadly means that it also changes over on Bloglovin'. So, therefore, I will lose all of my followers on my old Bloglovin' account. You can follow my new Bloglovin' page here.

Of course, my main social media pages are Twitter and Instagram, but lately I have been obsessed with Tumblr and all the beautiful images and blogs I follow! I've also been pinning like crazy, so if you guys are obsessing over social media like me, give me a follow on the usernames below:

Twitter: @staceybhearts

Instagram: @staceybhearts

Tumblr: www.staceybhearts.tumblr.com

Pintrest: @staceybhearts

I will be blogging more from now on, even if it is what I've been doing or some ideas/products I've been loving/obsessing over. What are your social media pages?

1 August 2015

WHAT'S ON MY FACE #O4


Lately makeup has not been my main thought when I first wake up in the morning, normally I tend to opt for more sleep (I know this isn't the greatest thing ever because then I end up looking tired all day!). The lazy side of me took over, and I normally only ended up wearing mascara and occasionally filling in my brows.
A few weeks ago though, I decided enough is enough and that I was going to start putting more effort into how I look on a daily basis. Extra sleep was forgotten and I found myself waking up earlier just so I could do my hair and makeup (hair is another thing which was normally forgotten, my signature hairstyle as of late has been a fishtail plait - whoops).

So, in my sleepy state, I go for Bourjois Happy Light foundation (£11.99) as this really perks up my skin and leaves me with a fresh glow, which I believe, is exactly the look you want early in the morning! Although my skin is naturally really oily, I just tend to brush over some mattifying powder to make sure I don't look like my makeup is melting off my face.

For mascara, I find myself time and time again reaching for Soap & Glory's Thick & Fast (10) mascara. To tell you the truth, I wasn't a super huge fan of this when I first purchased it. I was more in love with Seventeen's Doll'd Up (£6.29) mascara instead. However, when this run out (and I was left heartbroken - anddddd still needing to buy a replacement) I decided to give this mascara another go and now I love it. It leaves my lashes with a natural looking curl all day, and you can build up how thick you want your lashes to look, which I find really useful. You can opt for a more natural look during the day and just build up the thickness for a night out! 


For cheeks I've been obsessing with GOSH Multi-Colour Blush (£7.99) because there are subtle shimmers, leaving your cheeks with a beautiful radiance. Highlighters have always been a love of mine, and lately I've been reaching for I Heart Makeup Highlighter in Goddess of Love (£4.99) because it's not too shimmery so it doesn't leave your face looking like a disco ball...



After watching Bethany Mota's Morning Get Ready With Me on YouTube I've been wanting to recreate her rose-gold eyeshadow look. So I searched my drawers until I found a similar one in this dupe for Urban Decay's Naked 3 Palette (£38). This cost me around £5 online. You can read the post about it here. It's a really similar look and I've been in love with it! It just adds a little something extra to your everyday look but is still really casual.

Of course, being the oily skinned girl that I am (any recommendations for a mattifying foundation/primer/etc will be helpful!), I use Rimmel's Stay Matte primer (£5.99) everyday before applying any other makeup goodies. It lasts a long while, but if you're working 9-5 like I have been for a while now I would recommend applying a matte powder as well.


And lastly, lips. I'm not a huge fan of wearing lipstick everyday so if I do apply a lipstick it'll be a natural looking one 9 times out of 10. This is one of the lip colours that I tend to opt for. This is E.L.F Lip Colour in Praline (around £3) and although it's a little drying on the lips, it's a beautiful nude colour that is very much like what Kylie Jenner has been wearing lately!

What makeup have you been loving lately?