Tuesday, 3 March 2015

A New Chapter...

Hey guys,

A slightly different post from me today. Big news and a bit of a surprise but I've decided to take a bit of a leap and create a new blog.

I've been unhappy with my blog for a little while and I think that you can probably tell. I'm not happy with a couple of things, with the name and my past content.

Now I know it seems like a big jump to go from not being happy to creating a new blog but this is something that I have been thinking about for a little while, it is not a decision I made lightly.

One of the main things I'm not happy about is the name of my blog. It was created on a whim late one night when I was reading a blog and thought "I could do this"
I think i was going for something along the lines of "all that glitters isn't always gold" but that name was taken so i settled on all that glitters for you. Now don't get me wrong I love my little blog, my space online, but I'm not proud of it.

I think that stems from the beginning when I used to go weeks without posting, my content was poor and I was posting for the sake of posting. So I decided I wanted a fresh start and I thought now should be the time to do it.

I really enjoy blogging and recently missed having that creative outlet so I want to take it seriously now. Now by this I don't mean I plan on giving up my job or anything silly like that I just want to fully embrace this as my hobbie and I thought that if I was going to do that I wanted to throw my whole heart in to it and be 100% proud of what I was doing. 

So without further a due my new blogger link is www.beautyupnorth.blogspot.co.uk

I chose that name because it is a better description of what my blog will be about. Yes I will be mainly talking about beauty but in a way that only a normal girl from up north can. I'm also going to be braving some fashion and lifestyle posts too.

So there you have it guys my last ever post on All That Glitters. We've had some good times and some bad times but the only way is up and I hope you will all join me over on Beauty Up North,

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Sunday, 15 February 2015

My Holy Grial Eye Brow Product

Hey Guys, 

I thought it was about time I shared my thoughts on my new favourite eyebrow product. I was browsing through boots a couple of weeks ago and I spied this. 
I have heard really good things about this so thought I would give it a try, plus I needed a new brow product since I've been blonde as my old ones were all a bit to dark so that totally justifies it, right?!

So I've been using this properly for about two weeks so I think I can give my honest opinion now. As you can probably tell from the title of this post I bloody love it! 
Its double ended, one end is obviously the product and the other end is a spooly which I find really useful. 
The product it's self is solid but has a waxy formula that I find really easy to use and as long as I'm not to heavy handed it looks really natural. It also comes in a retractable tube which I much prefer to a pencil or anything that you actually have to sharpen.  
The only problem I think that people may have is from the looks of it, it only comes in two shades, luckily I'm the blonde shade but I think other people may struggle. 

I'm off to New York next week and I'm thinking about picking up the Anastasia Brow Wiz to see how the two compare as I have heard the two are almost identical except they have a much better selection of shades.

Let me know if you have tried this and how you got on? Also if you think I should try the Anastasia version. 
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Monday, 2 February 2015

Monthly Update: January

Hey Guys, 

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So last year I tried and failed at doing weekly update posts. I think the main reason I failed is because nothing exciting happens often enough in my life to update people once a week. I do still like doing update posts so I thought I would do them monthly as I'm sure even boring old me could fill a post once a month. 
So, January, was it just me or was that a loooong month. It seemed to go on and on and payday seemed like a distant memory but finally we are in to February. This is what I got up to in January:

  • I got a promotion at work so I'm now the store manager which is obviously a lot more responsibility and pressure but I am so ready for the challenge. 
  • I finished my shopping for New York, expect to see some haul or luggage type posts coming soon. 
  • I made the leap and got my backside back to weight watchers. Surprisingly I even managed to lose 4.5lbs over Christmas so I am determined to lose another stone and a half! 
  • The reason I'm so determined to lose weight is because me and Stu have booked our summer holidays!! Two weeks in sunny Mexico, I cannot contain my excitement! 
  • Beauty wise this month I have been really trying with my skin care routine and I really think it's making a difference, I might do a post on the products I've been using.
  • I've also been trying out a new foundation and some new Benefit products that I got from my advent calender that I will eventually get round to reviewing for you. 
That is pretty much all I've been up to in January. It doesn't seem much when It's wrote down like that but I feel like I've never stopped. I have lots of posts planned for February and I can't wait to share them with you. 

Let me know what you got up to in January and any exciting plans you have in February. 
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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Review: Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner

Hey Guys,

Today I am back to share with you my thoughts on the Benefit push up liner.

This has been around for a while now and I think every one in the bloggershpere has reviewed this but I picked this up a couple of weeks ago and thought I would share my opinions as well. 
This is a bit strange at first as you expect it to be a liquid liner but it is a gel formula which makes it a lot easier to control (by that I mean not make mistakes).  You twist the bottom to push the product up through the tip at the top.The actual tip is flexible but still quite thin which also helps with getting a nice line. 

I did struggle with this at first as I tended to over twist and then to much product would come out and then it would just drop off the end. It also took me a while to get used to holding the product. I don't know what it is about it, I don't know if it's because the actual pen is thicker than I'm used to or if the tip forces you to hold it a certain way but it took me ages to feel comfortable using it. 

Now I have got to grips with it I am reasonably happy with it and will use it until it runs out or drys out but in all honestly I wasn't blown away and I do think it was perhaps slightly over hyped? I mean there is nothing wrong with it as such it is an okay eyeliner, there is just nothing amazing about it. 

Let me know your opinions on this, or if you have any tips on how I could use it better. 
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Getting Organised For 2015

Hey Guys, 

Today I am going to share with you how I plan on staying organised for 2015.

This year, more than ever, I feel very inspired about my blog. I have some very exciting ideas for posts that I haven't tried  before that I can't wait to share with you. So, because of this I decided that I was going to have get my self organised.

I like to carry both a diary and a note book. I picked up my little diary from Clinton Cards and the notebook is one I picked up from Paperchase last year. 

I personally find that I like to write ideas down as soon as they come to me. This is so it clears the space in my head and means I'm not likely to forget that totally awesome idea. So I use my notebook to write down titles of blog posts that I think of or products that I would like to try. 

The other thing that I really like to use to organise not just my blog but my whole life really is my diary. In my diary I write everything down; what I'm working, what Stu is working, birthdays, days that I am going to write blog posts and days that I am going to post. I honestly think I would be lost without my diary and totally recommend that if you are someone that struggles with keeping yourself organised that you should get one of these. 

The final thing that I have started using a lot more is my phone. I hear a lot of bloggers using their the phones to make notes and stuff and its just not something I have have ever done before. There is any particular reason for it I just haven't, however because I am a lot busier now sometime my phone is a lot handier than my notebook so I can jot down ideas on the note pad on their or use the calendar and Stu quite often sends me invitations and things through the calendars as well to make sure I don't forget anything. 

So there you go, this is how I plan to keep my self organised and keep my blog running and some sort of schedule.Without making any promises I think that my posting days will probably be a Wednesday and a Sunday and one other day during the week if I can. 

Let me know your top tips for keeping organised as I'm sure I could use some.
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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Jo Malone: Tuberose Angeleica Cologne

Hey Guys,

Today I am going to share with you my thoughts on my new favourite scent. 

I was a very lucky girl and actually received this for Christmas from Stu. I had been lusting after this back since I went to Leeds last summer with me friend so was super happy when I unwrapped that beautiful cream box with the red ribbon on. 

Now I am totally rubbish at describing scents so what I will do is insert what the website says; 

The queen of white florals. Sensual. Touched with the green spiciness of angelica. Sumptuous on the warmth of amberwood. Intoxicating and desirable.

The way I would describe it would be very sweet and floraly but not sickly and still quite woody and heavy, it just smells very grown up and womanly. If you are any where near a Jo Malone counter or store I would recommend giving this a smell because it is now definitely my new favourite smell! 

I mean this bad boy is pricey and does come in at £1oo for 100ml which works out at a £1 a spray! Wow that's pricey! That means I will only be wearing it on special occasions!

Let me know what your favourite scent is? Or if you have a favourite from Jo Malone. 
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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year

Hey Guys,

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I wanted to do a super quick post today to say that I hope you all had an amazing 2014 and have an even better 2015. 

I have decided that 2015 will be my year, the year I take my career seriously, the year I take my blog seriously and the year I finally do the things that have been on  my wishlist for so long. 

That being said I currently writing ideas for upcoming posts so if there is any you would particularly like to see please let me know. 

All the best guys and you will be seeing a lot more of me in the future! 
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