Beginners week: Drugstore or High End? (Part 1)

Same colour, same shape, not that much difference in packaging. So surely the same price? You would think so but no not at all. One can be just £5 yet another can be £25 (yes 25 pound for just one lipstick!) What can possibly be the difference for one company to charge £20 more than another? 

If you're fairly new to make up you will more than likely go for the £5 one because come on who can actually justify spending and extra £20 on the same colour lipstick? But not all women think that way, women spend hundreds of pounds on makeup each year, from those cheaper lipsticks that can possibly be picked up in a supermarket to those huge shops that have makeup counter after makeup counter. This often leaves me confused as to how one brand can charge me such little money but another can cost me a bank lone (I like to exaggerate)

Read more to see if I prefer drug store or high end and what I would recommend <3

Currently Burning

This week has been crazy so its only a short post today. We always have candles burning and we've been burning these two for the past couple of week and I love the scent of them.


























To read the short (and sweet) post about my two new favourite candles <3

Zoella's Tutti Fruity Range (Kissy Missy) - Review

Here's the second part to my Zoella Review, read part one (here)


I was surprised at how much the lip balm smelt like the body scrub.

Press read more to carry on reading my review <3

Enigma Clothing Review + Discount Code

I am a promoter for Enigma Clothing so I got 10% off in return for a blog post. I will leave the code at the end so you can also get 10% off their clothing.

I've been putting writing this off for a couple of days now because I just cant find the right words to say how happy I am with my purchase. I cant even contain my excitement to share this with you guys. I love sweaters and I have tones and this has got to be my favourite by far! 

You can by the jumper here

I was thrilled when I was accepted to be a promoter for this brand. Starting college in September seems like a lifetime away but really its just around the corner and I wanted to get a head start on clothes and shoes. I had been following Enigma on Instagram (Follow them here)  for a while before and fell in love with their clothing. When I seen that they were looking for promoters I get in touch with them immediately and couldn't of been happier when I get a response. Them having 11K followers on Instagram I thought it was just pot luck but they thought I was going to be a good promoter. So here I am after taking hundreds (no lie) of pictures to find the right one for my first ever clothing review.

Press read my for the discount code and review <3

Rolo Cookies Recipe


This week I thought I would mix things up a little bit and do a recipe, Ive made these cookies so many times and used different sweets. This time I used Rolo's and I think that these were my favourite. This recipe makes 14.

Press read more for the recipe and ingredients <3
P.S tag me in your pictures on twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #APTCookies

Zoella's Tutti Fruity Range (Scrubbing Me Softly) - Review


Last weekend I finally got my hands on some bits for Zoella's new range in superdrug, I was so impressed and it smells gorgeous. So I thought I would write a review on it for the weeks beauty post.  This week I am reviewing Scrubbing Me Softly an net week I will do Kissy Missy

Press read more to see what I think <3

Instagram Roundup

I don't know about you but I actually enjoy looking at Instagram roundup posts so I thought I would have a little go. I'm going to try and tell you the back story from each picture for over the past week. If you don't follow me on Instagram click here to follow me.

If you've been reading my blog for a little while then you'll know I'm very much interested in photography and take pictures and opportunity I get. This little beauty was just peaking over a wall in someones garden and I couldn't not get a picture! Its the biggest brightest rose I have ever seen (well I think its a rose!)


The sun was shining and I couldn't help myself from snapping this quick picture on the was to the beach. The caption for this was sunshine essentials because who doesn't love a big floppy hat when the suns out! This hat is from Primark and was only £4. The last time I went it which was a few days ago they still had it it.

These next two pictures are from a night when I couldn't sleep and I was just messing around on spotify and I found this song my Sleeping With Sirens and I still cant get enough of it's called The Stray. I'll post the video below.


This song again was another Spotify find and its amazing! Its Stitches by Shawn Menders. Ill leave the video at the end for this one too.


I went on a little shopping trip into town with Nana and picked up these must haves for when mother nature comes barging in unexpectedly. Try them, they really do help


I went on a little shopping spree with Mam and the lighting in these changing rooms was just too good to pass up the chance to show off my new Primark jumper. I love this jumper, it has a high neck and was only £8 (cant go wrong!)

Last Friday I had a big catch up with my cousin, we had face masks and foot spa and of course a lot of sweets. So I thought I would show off my poorly applied face mask and tell my Instagram followers about it.

Same sex marriage was legalised in all 50 American states (finally) and I just had to celebrate because I couldn't handle how cute the picture was, it was made by Spectrum Collections and I just had to pinch it and have it on my Instagram feed.

And my last picture was this little cute gem from B&M, I was sick of my jewellery just being shot on my desk and then it just looked untidy so when I was having a casual Sunday stroll around B&M and spotted this for just £1.99 (I know!!) I couldn't not buy it. Let me tell you it looks the cutest on the edge of my desk (when its tidy)

I hoped you liked this post, let me know if you want this to be a weekly or monthly thing or something.

Song(s) Of The Day:
The Strays by Sleeping With Sirens

Stitches by Shawn Menders


Much Love
Niamh
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Tanya Burr Lipgloss - Review

Sorry I didn't post last Wednesday and Friday, life's been crazy! been looking for jobs and such you know how it is :3 
Anyway I'm back and being all prepared by writing these on Saturday, the weathers amazing!

Right now this is my favourite Lipgloss for the summer.

DISCLAIMER: All views are my own and I don't intend to insult anyone through these views. I am not being sponsored to write this post nor am I getting paid. This is my opinion so if you don't agree then that's fine.


Press read more to see the review for my new favourite lipgloss <3