Monday, 12 December 2016

The Palette Of All Palettes


On a little trip to Debenhams I was browsing the beauty counters as I always do, when something stopped me in my tracks: the new Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette. I love Urban Decay, it's one of my all time favourite brands and this palette in particular is one that I have been lusting after for ages. I have had the original Naked Basics for a while, and I recently picked the Naked 3 and I love both, however this palette *heart eyes emoji x100*, it is perfection.
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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Treetop Adventure at Go Ape*

 
I love taking part in adventures and activities that get the adrenaline pumping. It's why I love scary movies and rollercoaster, they get the adrenaline pumping and you always get a good time from it. Recently I got to have an action packed day at the Treetop Adventure at Go Ape in Aberfoyle with my best friend and fellow blogger Robyn. The experience was by far one of the best of my life to date.
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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Beauty Basics: The Dos And Don'ts



I am a huge beauty fan as most of you probably know, and over my time learning about make up and growing my skills and collection there are a few things I have picked up along that way that you should and shouldn't do to get that flawless, 'I woke up like this' finish that you want.


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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Girl's Day Out Blogger Event


Like most girls, I love a girly day out, and recently I found out about an amazing 3 day beauty, fashion and all around girly event in Glasgow called Girl's Day Out. I was invited along by the lovely people over at Girl's Day Out to their blogger event in Glasgow to find out about their show. The evening was filled with amazing exhibitors, nibbles and cocktails and amazing fellow bloggers, and it has really got my excited for the Girl's Day Out Show.

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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Splurge Beauty Haul


As a big beauty addict I love shopping for new beauty products and adding to my growing collection of make up. I've been doing a lot of shopping lately and thought I'd put together a little haul to show off some of my favourite purchases.

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Monday, 5 September 2016

Little Things That Make Me Happy


There are lots of little things in life that make us happy. Sometimes it can be life events or special occasions, and sometimes it is small things. In this post I want to share some of the little things that make me happy.
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Monday, 29 August 2016

Colours And Cocktails with Colour Elements


On Wednesday night I was invited along to Castle Galleries in Glasgow for a fun filled blogger event courtesy of Colour Elements in collaboration with amazing brands such as The Body Shop and ZiZis. I spent the evening finding out about what colours are flattering to wear and chatting with the other amazing brands and bloggers who were there.

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

How Blogging Changes The Way You Think


I absolutely love blogging and over my time as a blogger I have learned along the way, and as my blog has grown in size I've learned more about blogging and being a blogger, and my thought process has changed on a lot of things. For this post I thought it would be fun to take a look at how changing changes the way you think about things.
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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Why I Love Pokémon Go


If you have been anywhere online recently then you'll have heard of a brand new game that has sent the world into a frenzy, that's right, I'm talking about Pokémon Go. This game has been a massive hit recently and has been all over the internet and social media, it's the biggest game craze we've had in a long time. I play it, my best friend plays it an a tonne of he bloggers I follow play it, it's everywhere. I absolutely love this game and in this post I'm going to be covering what I think is so great about it and giving a few tips for any of my fellow Pokémon trainers.
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Friday, 29 July 2016

Spectrum Collections: Your Face's New Best Friend*


I love Spectrum brushes, they are so soft and such amazing quality. The lovely people over at Spectrum Collections were lovely enough to gift me with an amazing 4 Piece Contour Face Set to test out. I am in love with these brushes so for this post I'm going to share my thoughts on them with you so you can see what they're like.
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

American Horror Story 101


Readers of my blog and any of you who follow me on social media know I am a big fan of horror, gore and generally all things creepy and spooky. I recently decided to watch American Horror Story and see what it was like, and I'm beyond glad I did, I am love with it and it has become one of my favourite TV shows. The show can be a bit confusing or full on for some people, so in this post I'm going to do a little breakdown of the show season by season for any fellow lovers, or people who want to start watching.
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Thursday, 21 July 2016

NYX Picks*


Last week I was invited along to the brand new NYC counter in Boots in the Glasgow Fort to meet the team and try out some products. I love NYX so I was very excited to be invited.
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Friday, 15 July 2016

Incredible Italian At Tony Macaroni*


I love food, but most of all, I love Italian food. Tony Macaroni is right up their at the top of the list for me when it comes to Italian food, I could eat their food for every meal. This week I was invited along to Tony Macaroni at the Glasgow Fort, and I jumped at the chance. As always, Tony Macaroni nailed it.
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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

High End Beauty Brands You Need To Try


I love make up, it's one of my favourite things to buy! Like most beauty bloggers, I have tried out my fair share of brands and there are some for me that I love and always recommend.
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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

My Favourite YouTubers


YouTube is one of my favourite places to go when I want to chill out, I love watching a while bunch of different videos of different types and just relaxing. I have a few favourite YouTubers who I could sit and watch for hours on end, so I thought for this post I would share with you my favourite Youtubers from different categories.
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Monday, 20 June 2016

The Brow Product You Need


Those of you who are regular readers of my blog will probably be aware that recently I have been getting really into eyebrows, and have been on the hunt for new eyebrow products. I recently got my hands on one of the new additions to Benefit's brow range, the Goof Proof Brow Pencil and holy moly am I in love with it.

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Friday, 17 June 2016

Where hiyaitsashley Is And Where I Want It To Be



I have a huge passion for my blog and it holds a very special place in my heart. Since starting hiyaitsashley in 2014, my blog has grown, my following and readership has grown, and as a blogger I have grown. I am very proud of my blog, and of myself as a blogger and in this post I wanted to take a look at where my blog is currently, and where I want it to be as time goes on.

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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Brand Focus | KIKO Milano*


I love trying out new beauty brands and recently when I was out for dinner in Glasgow Fort I come across a new shop called KIKO, and I was curious. After having a look around the amazing store I was in love, their products were amazing and the store was fabulous, the displays had my interest peaked right away, I was like a kid in a candy store. In this post I thought I would give you a look and some of the fabulous items I have from the brand.
I have a variety of types of product from KIKO to talk about. I love trying out a brands different types of product so that you can get a feel for how their brand is as a whole. I have been super impressed with everything I've tried from KIKO so far.
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Monday, 6 June 2016

An Open Letter About Blogging And Bloggers



Blogging is something that I am very passionate about. I have been blogging for almost two years and in that time my love for blogging and my blog has grown a lot. Blogging and the blogging community are amazing, and in this post I wanted to touch on some of the things about blogging and bloggers that people don't always appreciate or know.

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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Summer Sun 101


The summer months are upon us, and for a lot of us that means sunbathing and relaxing in the heat. We don't often get blistering heat in the UK, which can leave a lot of us open to sunburn and the likes, which is not good. In this post I thought I would give a lit round up of some of the basics for being safe in the sun and caring for your skin in this heat.

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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Japanese Food At Wagamama*


If you are a regular visitor of my blog, you'll probably have noticed by now that I love food, and what's more I love trying out all kinds of new types of food and new places. This time is was time to pop along to a restaurant I've been to before, Wagamama. This time was in Glasgow Fort, and boy was it good.
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Monday, 23 May 2016

The Holy Grail Face


Beauty bloggers often tend to collect huge amounts of products over their time, we always want to try new brands and new products. I love trying out new items, but there are certain products that I will always love and repurchase because they for me are holy grail status. In this post I'm going to be giving you what I like to call my holy grail face, the products that I think are the best of the best that I own.
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

An Open Letter To Fellow Bloggers


Blogging is my passions and it's something that I heave really fallen in love with over my time as a blogger. I love being a blogger because I find it super rewarding and I love having my own little slice of the internet. I've been blogging since 2014, and recently I've been thinking about my blog and how far it's come and where I would like it to be and I've noticed that there are a few things that I think about blogging, that a lot of other bloggers have said on Twitter and in blogger chats that they also feel. In this post I thought it would be fun to kind of talk about a few of the things that I think every blogger should know, and things I think ever blogger get from time to time regarding their blog and blogging in general.
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Saturday, 14 May 2016

Pinita Colada Blogger Event With The Body Shop


On Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending a VIP blogger event at The Body Shop in Glasgow, to see a preview of their new Pinita Colada range. Some lucky bloggers and I were treated to a an evening of gorgeous new products, some pampering treatments and some delicious cocktails.

The event was held in the evening for a small group of bloggers, to let us see some of the new products The Body Shop had brought out recently, and to get a sneak preview of their new Pinita Colada range, which I am so excited for.
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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

A High End Bronzer And Highlighter That Is Worth Your Money


Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagram will have seen me recently posting about two new little beauties I picked up from Debenhams recently, Too Faced's Chocolate Soleil bronzer, and The Balms Mary Lou Manizer. Since buying them I have fallen in love with them, and just had to share them in a post with you.
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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Nostalgia | TV Shows


There are tonnes of shows I loved as a kid, some were kids shows and cartoons, and others more proper TV shows so I'm going to pick out a few of my favourites from each and have them rounded up in this post. I loved TV when I was a kid/teenager and these were some of my favourites.
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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The Product That Will Up Your Lipstick Game

 
I have always loved lipstick, and lip products are one of my favourite beauty items to buy. I have a lot of lipsticks in my collections, most of which are from MAC (you can see my collection here and here). I recently purchased my first ever Too Faced product which was the melted liquid lipstick in Melted Fig. I wanted to try out more Too Faced products and I decided to pick up their Lip Insurance lip primer in Original as a starting point since I had the liquid lipstick, and boy oh boy am I glad I bought it.
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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Street Food at Chiquito*


Here on hiyaitsashley, one of my favourites topics to blog about is food, I love doing restaurant review because I love trying out new places to eat. You check out my reviews of Gusto and Frankie and Benny's here and here. Recently I was invited along to Chiquito in Glasgow Fort to try out their new street menu.
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Monday, 25 April 2016

Tips For Increasing Your Blog Traffic


Increasing your blog traffic and your blog's following can be a tricky task, especially for smaller bloggers. I have been blogging for a while now and slowly but surely my blog is growing in views and followers, but it can be a really slow process at times. There are a few things I've found that you can do that help get people on your blog, so I thought for this post I would throw together some of tips for you, and hopefully they will come in handy.
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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Freedom Pro Studio Brush Bath | Review

 
As a beauty blogger, there are certain things that I have yet to master, and things that I lack in, and cleaning my make up brushes is one area where I needed to up my game. With that in mind I went in search of brush cleaner that would really clean my make up brushes up, considering I had washed them once in months. That's when I stumbled across the Freedom Brush Bath, and boy oh boy, have things changed.
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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Reasons Why I Love Disney


I am a massive Disney fan, and that is something that I'm pretty sure a lot of people would say about themselves. I'm 20, but I am still a big kid when it comes to Disney. There is something about it that just makes me happy, and there a few reasons why that is.
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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Nutella and Hazelnut Cornflake Surprise | Recipe

 
I'm someone who has a pretty sweet tooth when it comes to food, especially sweet treats like cakes and desserts. Cornflake cakes are one of my favourite little snacks to make, and this is my twist on the traditional treat to give it a little kick!
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Sunday, 10 April 2016

MAC Lipstick Collection | Updated


I am a huge fan of MAC, and one of my favourite products from them are their lipsticks. Previously on hiyaitsashley, I did a post about my MAC lipstick collection, and since then I have added five more lipsticks to my growing collection and in this post I'm going to share them with you.
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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Brand focus: Benefit


I have long been a big fan of Benefit, and I really love their items. There is something about them that draws me in, and I love their products. From their quirky, creative packaging to the amazing high quality of their products, I love them. I'm going to share with you some of my most loved Benefit items.
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Sunday, 27 March 2016

Netflix Picks


Netflix is my go to place for TV. It has nearly all of my favourite shows in one place, and almost all of the episodes to date, which is a big plus for me. I thought I would take this post to share with you some of my top picks on Netflix.
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Thursday, 24 March 2016

A Few Things To Remember About Blogging


Blogging has become a huge part of life over the last couple of years, and it has really become one of the things I am very passionate about in life. I love having my own little piece of the internet to share my content on and to be myself. There are a few things that I think it is good to know as a blogger, and that can be good to remember as you go on in blogging.
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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Blog Business Cards | Auraprint*


As a blogger, I think one of the most important resources to have are good quality business cards. These are super handy for when you are attending events and such and want to pass around your details. In this post I'm going to be reviewing Impakt Colour Core Cards* from a company called Auraprint.
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Friday, 4 March 2016

Disappointing Beauty Products

 
As a beauty blogger, I accumulate a fair amount of products for all types of things and in various shades. I like to play around with make up and try new things, and for the most part the products I pick up I love. These are a few of the products that were disappointing.
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Combating Spots | A Holy Grail Product

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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Belgium | A Look Into The Past


One of the best trips I have ever taken, was to Belgium. I took this trip with my old school, when I was in 6th year. We went to Belgium to learn about the war, and the repercussions of it. In this post, I thought it would be nice to talk a little about the trip and show some photos from it.
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Friday, 29 January 2016

Brand Focus | MAC Cosmetics


MAC is a brand that I have been slowly collecting for a wile now. Over the last little while I have been picking up more pieces to add to my collection, and branching out on what I try. In this post, I wanted to give a little recap of the few items I've tried and loved.
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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Virgin Mojito by The Body Shop


The body shop has always been one of my all time favourite brands. I adore the items the sell, and the scents they offer. One scent in particular has captured my heart, and that is Virgin Mojito. In this post I am going to be talking about my favourite collection from The Body Shop which is the Virgin Mojito collection.
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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

How To Catch People's Eye With You Blog


Blogging is a passion of mine, and it is something that I love to do. I love writing posts and sharing them with anyone who fancies a little read. As a blogger I think it is fun to read other people's blogs and interact with them. In this post I thought it would be good to share with you a few things that attract me to a person's blog, and stick around and check it out.
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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Holiday Shopping | My Favourite Buys


I love giving gifts at the holidays, and one of my favourite parts of the holiday seasons is shopping after Christmas and Boxing Day has passed, because this is the time of year when I am treating myself to some goodies! This is a time of year when shops have their sales on and you can nav some bargains, and have a little cash to grab some items you want at full price! In this posts I thought I would show you a few of my favourite items I picked up for myself!
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Benefit 'They're Real Remover' | Review


I love wearing eyeliner, I feel like a little swish of eyeliner can really complete an eye look! Benefit's 'They're Real! Push Up Liner' is my favourite eyeliner that I have ever used, and for Christmas I was given its partner in crime, 'They're Real! Remover'. In this post I'm going to be giving a first impressions review of the product!
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