Sunday, 2 November 2014


After three whole months, i have my new blog up. It took me this long because the blog name i originally wanted was taken. I had a long break from blogger but 'wooo i'm back!'

Really love it if you would check it out.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Big News♡

So as you have probably noticed, i haven't been posting much lately. I have finally decided that i am going to start a new blog. This is because i feel like a need a fresh start because all my posts seem to be a bit repetitive and i don't like the name of my blog anymore. But the main reason is that i think i have grown out of this blog (and i want a new blog design, woo). I hope you guys are ok with this. I am going away for 3 weeks and when i get back it will be my little holiday project to start up my new blog.

It is going to be called Evie Dylan which is my first and second name. It will be quite similar to this blog but a bit better (hopefully). The post will be better planned and won't all be lists and collages. Hopefully you will all follow my new blog and maybe i will get more followers on Evie Dylan.

Thanks for a great year of blogging. Evie

Saturday, 12 July 2014

When School Gets in the Way♡

There is no other excuse to my one month absence except school. I have been exceedingly busy revising for tests, writing essays, making projects and doing every other type of homework there is. I thought for a long time about what to write about and it finally came to me; write about how to get homework done on time but still fit all the other things in. I have done a post on homework and organisation before. This post is more about fitting the other things in. On my walk home from school i mentally prepare what i have to do when i get home and plan out my time and the order of importantcy.

I don't want to write too much because i have already done a post on this, but my best advice is to do your homework as soon as you get home and remember when it is due. Plan what days you will do which homework and don't over estimate how much you can do in one night. If i have a long essay to do i write two pages and check them over on one night then the same the next day then check it all over and print it out on the day after that. Always leave time for printing and sticking.

This is the easiest of all the things you need to organise. The days when i do sport activities i wash my hair and the days i don't i just wash my body or don't have a shower. On school nights i only have time for a shower but on saturday morning i have a long, relaxing bath. I normally leave myself 20 to 30 minutes to have a shower because it takes me about 10 minutes to dry my hair and a bit longer to get changed and do anything else.

Music Practice
Depending on how many instruments you play and how strict your parents are, the amount you have to practise each day varies between different people. All my friends and myself practise everyday for half an hour. I struggle with fitting it in and making up for the days when i can't do it. I recommend getting it over with as soon as you can. Half an hour is not a lot of time so fitting it in after homework is easy. I think the main reason why i don't have time for it is because i am on my phone so much that it takes up all my time. When i have to make up for time i don't do it in one day because an hour of practice is too much, i get bored and distracted. I spread it out over two or three days so i do an extra 10 or 15 minutes.

Extra Things
One thing i always forget to do is leave time for things that only take me a few minutes each like packing my school bag, having a snack, brushing my teeth. Each evening i leave 15 minutes to do this.

How do you guys stay organised?

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Iphone 4s Cases♡

If you follow me on Instagram (@evie_elliott) you will know that i recently got an Iphone. I was due for an upgrade in a month but i decided to pay the contract off so i would have an Iphone for my trip to New York.

I just wanted a little help deciding on which phone case to get. As you can see from the picture above, i don't like boring phone cases. I like big bulky or over-the-top rhinestoned cases. I have chosen 3 hard cases, 3 rubber cases and 2 rhinestoned cases. Tell me your favourite one in the comments below.

1: Fifi Lapin is a illustrated character who is a little bunny rabbit with very good style. She is always seen wearing top designer clothes. Check out her blog here.

2. This is obviously not the real Moschino Mcdonalds-inspired phone case (who spends £30 on a phone case?) but i found this dupe on for a fifth of the price! I do not eat Mcdonalds, i am one of those girls that LOVES salad so it's ironic.

3. I never had Lisa Frank growing up because we never had it in the UK. But i think i need this phone case to make up for all those years missed. It's so girly and childish!

4. What could be better than kitties in geek classes?

5. Lilo and Stitch is my all time favourite movie. I always wanted my own pet stitch and i know practically every single line. This phone case may not fit in my pocket but it's just so adorable.

6. This is quite a simple rhinestone case. I really like the daisy print but knowing Claire's it will break in two days.

7. Toy Story is my brothers favourite movie. The alien is so cute. I want three eyes!

8. This case from Etsy is a really over-the-top, multicoloured case. The only problem with rhinestoned cases is that they don't sit flat onn the table.

Tell me your favourtites in the comments below. xox

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A Face Washes for Each Skin Type♡

It feels like forever since i took photos for my blog. Lately, my posts have only consisted of lists and fashion collages. I made an extra special effort with these pictures (as you can tell by the fairy lights).

My skin tends to change its mind all the time. In the Winter, my skin is dry and tight, in the Summer, my skin feels incredibly greasy and then in the time inbetween my skin feels like combination (I  party blame this on English weather.) So to conclude I own three face washes...
It has taken me a fair amount of time to find three perfect face washes for my skin. But since skin care in so reasonable priced in the Drugstore, I didn't end up wasting too much money. I was really disappointed because a lot of the products I tested didn't do what they promise on the packaging.
I  am a teenager so I do suffer from 'teenager skin'. I wanted to quickly tell you what my skin is like so that if you have similar them these face washes/scrubs are perfect for you. I have huge pores on my nose that are quite visible, I rarely get white heads but when I do they are near my nose. I also get blackheads on my forehead and I get about 1 new pimple a week that can easily be popped. Once in a blue moon I get an irritating spot that is sometimes itchy and is normally caused by stress. You are probably really grossed out and  thinking "woah, TMI!" But carry on reading to find out what products I use to save my skin.

 Dry and Sensitive Skin:
The 'Clearasil Rapid Action Gel Wash'* is the most moisturising face wash i have ever used! This is probably down to the fact that it is a gel wash. I had no experience with gel face washes so i didn't know what to expect. What i liked most about this face wash was that it wasn't heavy. It glides on the skin so smoothly and it is very light and gentle on the skin. After using this face wash for just one day, i noticed how smooth my skin was, but i didn't find that it did anything for my spots. I would recommend this for people who have dry or sensitive skin but if you have spottier skin, this is not for you.

 Oily and Spot Prone Skin:
This face wash is perfect for when i'm having a bad skin day. It has large exfoliating beads that help scrub off all the dirt and grease from the day. They also help to unblock pores. My skin feels completely clean after i have used this so normally i only use it in the evening and a different wash in the morning. I would recommend this to people who have spot prone skin and like a heavy face scrub.

 Combination and Normal Skin:
I personally like a face wash that really feels like it has got rid of all the dirt from the day and has stripped my face bare from any spot bacteria. This does just that and that explains why it is my favourite. I would say this is perfect for all skin types. It is more gentle than the 'Clearasil Rapid Action Scrub'* but fights spots better than the 'Clearasil Rapid Action Gel Wash'*. It has tiny exfoliating beads that get right into your pores and deeply cleanse them. It also has a delightful fresh smell. My face doesn't feel tight after using this, instead it feels squeaky clean. I use this on days when my skin is having a good or bad day!

What is your favourite face wash? xox

*products with asterisk show that it was sent to me but i have given my complete honest opinion

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Bringing Spring Trends into Summer♡

Haven't got the money to be keeping up with all the new trends each season? Here are my tips to stay within a budget but still look trendy.

1. Yellow. Yellow is a colour that is neither more Spring nor more Summer. Whenever the sun is out, you can get away with wearing any type of yellow: pastel or bright. My favourite way to wear yellow is on knitwear because it makes the yellow look more casual and not so "wow that's bright...i need to put my sunglasses on!"

Instead of wearing this cropped jumper from Topshop with a floral dress, i would wear it with some jeans rolled up at the bottom and some really simple trainers to give an effortless but still put together look. This outfit would be most fitted for a picnic or walk in the park.

2. Lace Socks. Lace socks are the easiest (and cheapest) step to making any outfit look more summery. Whether you wear them with trainers or with boots, they automatically make you appear more girly and child-like. They can be paired with most clothing: dresses, jeans, skirts, but i would stay clear of clashing the colour of your shoe with the socks -choose harmonious colours.

Instead of wearing them with white trainers, i would wear these candy-coloured lace socks from Urban Outfitters with glitter jelly shoes or white sandals.

3. Daisies. Any type of flower is always going to be more of a Spring trend but wearing it in accessories instead of printed on clothing is an alternative option for Summer. In Summer you can get away with wearing any hair style no matter how crazy because it is festival season. I love huge daisy floral crowns like this one from Claire's.

If i was wearing this headband i would go all out and wear dungarees and a floral crop top to make the look really 'energetic'.

What Spring trends will you be wearing in Summer?
Don't forget to follow me on Instagram: @evie_elliott

Friday, 9 May 2014

Graduate Fashion Week♡

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that last year i got the chance to go to Graduate Fashion Week. GFW is basically a week full of fashions shows showing off graduates work. It was truly amazing to see what young people can design. This year i was privileged enough to be able to go again. This year was a bit different- i only got a chance to go to the catwalk instead of being able to talk to lots of designers. I love the atmosphere of catwalks and commenting on peoples outfits. Here are a few snaps i took... 
Have you been to any fashion shows recently?
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