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I went out for food with a few friends the other night, and just thought I would write a little post.
I forgot to take a picture of my whole outfit!! OOPS
But here is a little bit of my day, I wore a beanie hat from Topshop, a check shirt from H&M, Topshop black skinny jeans, and a plain black long-sleeved top.

We went to the Harvester, which in UK (i'm guessing the whole of the UK, it could be a Welsh thing haha! Let me know) is a restaurant. I love the food there, but saying that I just love food...
The sundaes are AMAZING as you can see, and safe to say we were stuffed by the end.
It was such a lovely evening that I thought I would share it with you.

What did you all do last weekend?
Also if you wanted me to do a winter everyday makeup look, let me know!
Sophie xxx

I know I've done a quick Instagram post in the past but I want to try and make it a more frequent thing. I really like the posts where it shows 'my week through Instagram', so I am going to start doing them.

Obviously they won't be every week as my life really isn't that exciting. But if you want to see more of my Instagram photos follow me - sophgriff23

I treated myself last week to a pair of Kurt Geiger boots. I have never owned a pair of expensive boots so was so excited to get them. (I will be doing a OOTD with them very soon).

I also booked my girls holiday this week. We are going to Malia!!! I am so excited to get away with the girls as a final goodbye before we go our separate ways in uni.
Hope you like these types of posts. Let me know what you think!
Sophie xxx


Can anyone believe how fast this year has gone? Cannot believe it is the first of December already! 

I know I say this every post but I am so sorry I haven't been blogging a lot lately but if you go to sixth form in the UK you will know how stressful it is! Excitingly, however, I have been offered a place to 4 universities so far!! So that is a load off my mind!

Anyway, this is a quick catchup and NOTD!

So for the catchup! I have been working non-stop recently coming up to Christmas. My work have had my rushed off my feet, not to mention the school work I have to catch up on. However, I am really excited for Christmas (hence the festive nails). I am near enough finished with my Christmas shopping, just need to find the odd bits and bobs now! I will be doing a post on what I have got people for Christmas, since none of my family or friends know about my blog haha. 

So for my nails. These are my natural nails, so please excuse them! Hopefully I will have some fake ones on closer to Christmas. So, I had this Orly nail vanish free in my Cosmo magazine. I really love this colour because it is so festive but is still subtle. I am really into glitter nail vanish this time of year as it brings an exta something to the look. This nail vanish is quite thin but not the worst I've seen, so I have applied 2 coats to achieve this look. The colour is called hair band and is really wearable. I have topped my nails off with the Seche Vite top coat. I had heard so many reviews about this top coat and didn't really understand the hype over a top coat. After I had tried it I could completely understand. It gives your nails the nicest effect! It looks like you have gel nail polish on. It dries super fast and leaves a glossy finish. Highly recommend. 

Hope you guys are all doing well and I'll catch up with you soon! 
Sophie xxx



Just thought I would fill you in with what I've been doing lately!

Basically I have been working with an amazing makeup artist names Jess Carmell. She has recently started her own makeup brand called Amorio cosmetics. I absolutely love the products and thought I could share them with you as they are amazing quality and such a reasonable price. (You can read all about her on her website amoriocosmetics.co.uk). She honestly has no idea I am writing this post, but her products are amazing and since this is a beauty channel I thought I would tell you a little a bit about her.

Anyway, I have been doing some work with her because we are working with another website named Women-Scorned, which helps women who have been cheated on/had a divorce get the help and support they need. (Again, they have not asked me to write this, I just thought I would mention what I have been doing for them). Their website is http://women-scorned.co.uk/ if you are interested.

Enough rambling, back to my main point!! I have been doing a lot of work with Women-Scorned and Jess Carmell in doing makeup tutorials for women who want to get back out on the dating scene. So I thought I would share this with you as the makeup tutorials are really good and worth watching.

Jess did my makeup in the picture above but as you can see it was taken a while ago, before I had my eyebrows done (embarrassing!). She did such a nice job of my makeup that we filmed it! It hasn't been uploaded yet so if you are interested in the look, stay tuned.

Anyway, just a little update into what I have been up to! Hope I didn't ramble on too much, just wanted you all to understand what  I have been doing.

LITTLE NOTE : I am not the best model for the video, I was just helping her out! haha.
Also if you want to see a brow tutorial just let me know, BUT my eyebrows were not the best canvas for the video, haha!!


Sophie xxx

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For the YouTube version click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgdzqG7_zCc



Since I dyed my hair a lilac colour, I have been loving a purple smokey eye for the Autumn/Winter.

You could have probably guess that I am a huge fan of the berry trend this year and cannot leave the house without a purple or red lip. 

For this look I didn't want both a heavy eye with a heavy lip, as it is for an everyday look. This is why I just dabbed on a bit of Revlon lipstick in Viva la Violet onto my lips for a bit of colour. ( I realise my looks look a bit dry but I did apply some lip balm after this photo was taken).

In this look I did my normal makeup routine but added a plum coloured blush to make the whole look match. 



I recently purchased this palette from ELF, and I absolutely love it. It is such good value for money at £15 for 100 colours!! It has a varied amount of matte shadows and shimmers and the pigment of them are really good. The only issue I have found is the fall-out of the eyeshadows is quite a lot, but I just go over my under eyes with concealer and powder and it isn't an issue.



The colours of the palette don't have names, so I have swatched them to reflect the colours.

To start off I used the matte white eyeshadow in the palette across the whole lid as a base. The white is really pigmented in this palette and creates a good base for other eyeshadows.





To create the purple eyelid, I used this shimmery plum coloured eyeshadow onto the outer corners of my eye and worked it into the crease and into the middle of the eye with the ELF blending brush. 




To intensify the eye, I used this shimmery purple colour onto the outer corners of the eye to create a purple smokey eye effect.


To define the crease even futher and to make the eye more smokey and defined I used the matte brown eyeshadow in the palette and blended that really well into the crease. 


And that is literally it! It is so quick and easy and I have been wearing it everyday.

Hope you enjoyed reading this post and has given you some ideas of how to bring some autumnal colours into your everyday makeup!

Sophie xxx







1. My name is Sophie-Louise Jeanette Griffiths. My family all call me 'Soph' or my nicknames 'lou-lou bums'

2. I'm deathly scared of cotton wool. Even of the thought of it makes me cry!!
3. My boyfriend and I have been together for 4 years next week.
4. I want to study criminology in uni
5. I still sleep with a teddy (his name is Arnold).
6. I dont really have any hobbies as such, but wish I had stuck to something. The only thing growing up I stuck at was Judo but gave that up after a few years. 
7. I am easily annoyed, but also easily amused! 
8. I have bluey-green eyes and blonde hair.
9. I would love to be in the police force some day.
10. I want to take a gap year after uni and travel America.
11. I have 3 brothers and I am the only girl. 
12. My birthday is September 23rd. Which means I am a Virgo and one of the oldest in the school year.
13. I prefer savoury to sweet.
14. Crisps are my weakness.
15. I have 2 dogs (Bailey and Cream, cheesy I know)
16. Grease and Dirty Dancing are my favourite old films.
17. I wish I had a Geordie accent! The Welsh accent is so boring.
18. I find it hard writing 50 facts about me.
19. I try and have a 'who cares' sort of attitude when it comes to peoples opinions on me.
20. I would love to start up a YouTube channel but dont think I have the time to commit to it at the moment. 
21. I want twins when I am older. I love the name Phoebe (for a girl)!
22. I have the best friends ever.
23. My blog is a secret.
24. My favourite smell is Mango. Body Shop body butter in mango is HEAVEN!
25. Candy Crush is taking over my life.
26. I love working and have worked since I was 16. Earning your own money is so rewarding!
27. At sixth form I study English Lit, Sociology and Ethics & Philosophy.
28. I love meat. Steak is the best. It also helps that my dad is a butcher.
29. My mum is my best friend.
30. I appreciate everyone who reads my blog and if you have got this far into reading my 50 facts, THANKYOU xxx
31. I'm from South Wales.
32. I do stupid things when I've had a few to drink (I am a lightweight). I DO NOT condone drinking irresponsibly. Seen too many bad things happen due to alcohol. 
33. I always wanted a lamb as a pet growing up and still think they are the cutest animal EVER, hence my dog is white and fluffy (I chose him haha). 
34. I am centemental and collect really random tokens from events.
35. I love soaps and programmes about murderers (weird, i know)
36. I am a fast texter. 
37. My first celebrity crush's were Zac Efron and Orlando Bloom. Still hold a torch for them.
38. I don't like the taste of coffee but wish I did.
39. Not really scared of any animals and wanted to be a vet for the majority of my childhood.
40. I kept a diary for a short period of my childhood and cringe reading it back.
41. Pink is my favourite colour.
42. I am 100% a girly-girl.
43. My first pet was a hampster called Bubbles and I was devastated when she died.
44. I have never broken a bone. (touch wood)
45. Ive watched every friends episode at least 3 times over. (I guess most have)
46. Mac is my favourite brand of makeup.
47. I love wearing black and white. Which you can probably tell.
48. Christmas is my favourite time of year.
49. I have so many women crush's. Beyonce is definately one of them and also Cara Delevigne.
50. Cucumber is the food I hate most in the whole world.

I know I have mentioned a few of these facts in my 'first time' tag but I wanted you to get to know me better. I hope this wasn't too boring. (Its harder than it looks writing 50 random facts about yourself!!)

Anyway, thanks so much for reading and I appreciate you all.
Sophie xxx

This is such a simple outfit but I think it looks really classy!
I wore this blouse from H&M and I really love he detailing on the collar and sleeve (as seen below). I love the feel of this blouse! It is so floaty and comfy! So easy to style. I paired the blouse with a pair of Newlook blue jeans.


As for jewellery I wore my Fossil rose gold watch, my Tiffany and Pandora silver bracelets.


I have also dyed my hair since my last post. I have dyed it a lilac/grey colour and I really love it. It is something a bit different because I was so bored of my hair before. 


As I was going out, I threw on this Warehouse cape to keep my warm. I also really love this cape as it keeps me warm and is so easy to pair with anything.

Sophie xxx




I feel like I haven't been a very good blogger lately! I've been so busy with school stuff, uni open days and all sorts of things like that! So sorry!!

I wanted to do a quick OOTD/what's on my face. I am really into black and white as you know and also really into simplistic outfits. This is why I wore just plain black leggings with a black dress/top.

I bought the top/dress in the River Island sale that is going on at the moment! And I absolutely love it! So easy to style and with and I love the gold detailing that is on the neckline. I just have on plain black leggings which I don't know where are from but you can pick them up anywhere! My newest purchase has been this cape from warehouse. It is so cosy and warm that I can wear it with everything! It was £30 but I feel like I am going to get a lot of wear out of it! I wore on my feet some knee high boots that I stole from my mum haha!

Thought id also do a what's on my face. I started out with Calvin Klein foundation which I really love and wear all the time! I then did my usual contour and blush which you can find in a previous post on what products I used. I then created a goldy brown smokey eye using Calvin Klein cream eyeshadow in a gold colour and using a medium brown eyeshadow in the crease. On my lips I wore Mac's lip liner in Vino and a Revlon lipstick in va va violet. I love this colour for an autumn berry look!

Let me know if you enjoy posts like these and what you would like to see in the future!

Also let me know what look you are prefering this autumn? Berry or nudes?

Sophie xxx




Two blog posts in one day, you lucky devils!! I was kindly nominated by Alixe from http://alixeee.blogspot.co.uk/, so thank you Alixe!

The rules
  1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
  2. Announce your win and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
  4. Link your nominees in this post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
  5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.


MY NOMINEES:
My 7 facts
  1. I have a few nicknames, for example 'loulou bums', 'sophus', 'fourfie', 'soppy-lou'
  2. My boyfriend and I have been together for 4 years! (since we were iccle)
  3. I have a weird fear of cotton wool and anybody green e.g the mask and the Grinch (basically any Jim Carey characters haha)
  4. I've wanted to be an actress forever, but considering its hard to get in to i'm going to study criminology in uni.
  5. I have 4 brothers, and I am the only girl
  6. I cry at TV programmes! I cry at Eastenders at least once a year and cry at Glee even more! Waterloo Road also makes me a blubbering mess.
  7. My mum is my best friend and I don't know where i'd be without her.
The Rules:
•   You must share the following firsts and give the story or the context behind them.
•   You must Tag 5 other bloggers to do to the tag.
•   No tag backs

First Best Friend -
My first best friend was my still best friend Abbie. We lived next door to each other from the age of two and have been inseparable ever since. She is still the person who I tell all my secrets to and I love her millions!

First Kiss -
My first kiss was with this boy who I had a crush on FOREVER! Turned out to be a complete douche-bag so I'm a hundred percent happy I found my current boyfriend!!

First concert -
The first proper concert I went to was Take That. They are my favourite band in the whole world and I begged my mum to take me and she did! It was the best concert I have EVER been to.

First celebrity crush-
Got to be Zac Efron, or Orlando Bloom! I had the biggest crush for Zac when he was in High School Musical and I still think he is amazingly sexy!! Also Orlando Bloom in Pirates of the Caribbean was amazingly gorgeous.

First word-
I'm not actually sure. Think probably mum!

First pet-
Well I had a hampster when I was younger but didnt really appreciate it that much. So I would probably class my current dog, Bailey, as my first proper pet!

First job-
When I was 16, I went and handed my CV's round everywhere! So my first paid job was in Blue Inc as a Christmas temp and it was the best feeling in the whole world earning my own money!

Makeup product-
My first makeup product was probably mascara and I remember wearing Natural collection clear mascara! I remember feeling so cool that I was allowed to wear makeup (even though it was clear mascara hahaha!)

MY NOMINEES:
 


Had such a good night in Cardiff Saturday night! Went to glam and met jason from the valleys!! He was so lovely 

I really liked my outfit on Saturday. I had bought it new especially for my night iout. I love the monochrome shorts, which were from missguided along with the kimono. I wore a low-cut from River Island and a necklace from eBay

I really liked the makeup look that went along with this. I wore a simple face with a heavier brow from my HD palette and a red lip! Thought the red really complemented the monochrome outfit!

Hope you all had a good weekend,
Love Sophie xxx








It's was my 18th birthday last week!
And I had an absolutely amazing day and night.
I was spoilt rotten by my friends, boyfriend and family (and hopefully get a what I got for my birthday post soon)
I was going to try and post a birthday OOTD but I didn't actually have any pictures of my outfit fully.
So I've just put up a few pictures of the night so you can get a general idea of my outfit.
I bought my dress from bizzareboutique.co.uk which I absolutely love! Definatly worth having a look at if you are looking for a dress for a special occasion.

Lots of love,
Sophie xxx




 

I know this is late, but I would like to say a huge thankyou to Hannah from http://theglamaddict.blogspot.co.uk for nominating me for a Leibster award!

THE RULES:
  • Each nominee must link back to the person that nominated them.
  • Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers you like and who have less than 200 followers.
  • Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Let them know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.


  1. Which celebrity has your dream wardrobe?
    I absolutely love the way Rhianna's dress sense, its so quirky and chic. I also love Victoria Beckham's wardrobe, she is so stylish and is so beautiful.
  2. What magazines do you read?
    Cosmo is my all time favourite! Love all the clothes and stories in it!
  3. What was the last app you used on your phone/ ipod?
    Instagram. I am 100% addicted to Instagram.
  4. What's your most favourite beach in the world?
    Haven't been to many places around the world but my local beach is Southerndown and it is so beautiful. 
  5. What are your least worn pair of shoes?
    I try to wear heels as much as I can but I just don't go out enough to wear them. I am quite tall as it is so  don't really wear my heels on a day-to-day bases. 
  6. What are your favourite colours to put together in an outfit?
    I love just plain black and white. I think it looks so classy and simplistic but still makes a statement.
  7. Favourite alchoholic drink?
    Blueberry Vodka and lemonade is probably my favourite on a night out.
  8. What is the worst book you've ever read?
    Really controversial, but I read Fifty Shades Of Grey and I really didn't see what the hype was about. I got half way through it and thought it was really boring so didn't even finish it.
  9. Did you have a cuddly toy/ item growing up?
    Yes, he is an elephant named Arnold.
  10. What job do you see yourself having in 10 years?
    I would love to work in the police force or counselling. I would also loved to be famous;)

MY NOMINEES:

MY QUESTIONS:
1. Favourite Youtuber?
2. Favourite Youtube/blog tag?
3. Who is your fashion icon?
4. Celebrity crush?
5. Favourite Mac product?
6. Where is your favourite place to visit?
7. Dream car?
8. Worst fear?
9. Holygrail product?
10. Favourite fashion accessory? 

 
Quick OOTD!
Autumn is here so time to crack out the berry colours!!!
I absolutely love autumn and my favourite lipstick at the moment is my Calvin Klein lipstick in Naughty, similar colour to Mac's Rebel but this one has a lovely glossy finish (perfect for autumn).

I love checked shirts in the winter as they look cosy and autumnal which I love and this one is from H&M 

I wore usual leggings as they are easy to style and go with everything, again from H&M

I love my new shoes, and are from Next aswell which I never normally shop in, but they had some really nice autumn pieces in there!! I also wore my fur scarf-thing which really pulled the look together (love fur for the autumn/winter)

Sophie xxx 

So it was my 18th birthday on the 23rd and it was absolutely amazing! 
I had such a lovely time with family and friends and was absolutely spoilt rotten!

Had such a lovely day that I thought that id share some photos with you from Monday!

I'm going out on Saturday to celebrate so hopefully get an OOTN up for you when that happens :)

Sophie xxx





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