30 December 2018

Reviewing My 2018 Blogging Goals


Tomorrow is New Year's Eve and with that in mind it's time for me to look back at the blog goals that I set for hiyitsashley back in January, and see how I got on with them.

2 December 2018

It's Christmas Time at St Enoch Centre


Happy December! Can you believe we're already here, into the last month of 2018? It's crazy! On Tuesday I popped along to St Enoch Centre for their 2nd annual winter press event, you can see my post about last years one here. Just like it was last year, it was the perfect way to kick off the festive season for me, and for hiyaitsashley!

3 November 2018

An Autumn PR Haul


In the past couple of months I have received some amazing bits of blogger mail, and while I'm working on some dedicated posts for these amazing items, I wanted to do a little haul on here as it's been ages since I've done a haul type post!

31 October 2018

A Halloween 'To Watch' List


Happy Halloween! Welcome to the final day of Halloweek here in hiyaitsashley. For today's post I thought I would keep it simple, and share with you a good all list of viewing recommendations - Halloween edition!

30 October 2018

Creepy Cocktails


We’ve made it to day 6 of Halloweek, and Halloween is tomorrow, which means its time to celebrate! What better to celebrate any holiday than with a few cocktails? In today’s post I’m sharing with you 5 cocktail recipes that I’ve adapted with a few twists of my own to make them Halloween themed!

29 October 2018

Dressed Down Dressing Up


This year Halloween falls on a weekday which means for a lot of people dressing up during the day won't be an option with work, school or university. Most Halloween parties will have already happened or will be happening this weekend which is when people will dress up properly. In this post, I wanted to share  few ideas for how you can still dress up a little on Halloween in ways that will be appropriate for work, or schools and universities!

28 October 2018

Homemade Halloween Treats


The 4th day of Halloweek is here and for today's post I wanted to share with you some Halloween themed treat recipes that I have. These cakes, biscuits and treats are the perfect spooky addition to a party menu or just for some Halloween fun!

27 October 2018

A Budget Friendly Halloween


Day 3 of Halloweek is here and in today’s post I wanted to share some tips for a budget friendly Halloween as Halloween bits and pieces can be pretty pricey, but I’ve seen a lot of affordable options this year that would be a good alternative to pricey version of the same thing!

26 October 2018

Happy Halloween, Michael.


Halloween is one of my favourite movie series so when I was invited along by Odeon to review the brand new Halloween sequel, I jumped at the chance!

25 October 2018

A Blogger's Guide To Halloween

This year for Halloween on hiyaitsashley I’m going to be celebrating with what I’m calling Halloweek, where I’m posting a new Halloween themed post every day for the next week leading up to the 31st! In today’s post kicking off Halloweek with some tips for celebrating Halloween as a blogger, where I’m sharing some tips for spooky photo props and some ideas for posts!

11 October 2018

Behind The Blogging Scenes


When it comes to blogging most people see a blog post or a blog itself once it's all finished and polished, written up nice and accompanied with pretty pictures. So for this post I thought it would be fun to share with you what goes on behind the blogging scenes.

7 October 2018

What's In My University Bag?


Some of you who read my blog regularly will know that a couple of weeks ago I started back university to study Msc Marketing. With that came a whole load of extra stuff finding its way into my handbag, so in this post I wanted to share what was in my bag, in case any fellow students need some ideas what might be hand to keep in their bag for when you've got classes!

3 October 2018

A Nostalgic Look Back: TV, Movies & Music


A few weeks ago back in September I posted the first part of the three part nostalgia series. In that post I was looking at some of the all toys and sweets that I used to love as a kid, and from that came the inspiration to create two more posts along the same lines. In this post, I'm looking at some of the best TV shows, movies and music from my childhood!

30 September 2018

A Christmas Gift


Tomorrow marks the 1st of October, and for a lot of people, we'll be beginning to get a head start on getting Christmas presents sorted in the coming months! Recently the lovely team over at Prestige Hampers got in touch to see if I wanted to review one of their hampers as a Christmas gift, I was happy to.

27 September 2018

Your New Fitness Friend


Those of you who read my blog regularly will know that this year I have been making an effort to go to the gym so I can start being more active and healthy. I've been loving working out this year, so recently when the lovely team over at FourFit reached out to see if I wanted to try out their one of their Fit Bands, I jumped at the chance!

25 September 2018

Happy 4th Birthday hiyaitsashley!


I cannot believe that hiyaitsashley is 4 today! Exactly 4 years ago today I uploaded my first ever post on here, which was a simple little getting to know me post. The past 4 years have flown by for my blog, so in this post I wanted to celebrate by looking back over how my blog, and myself as a blogger, have grown and changed over the past 4 years, and how much I have achieved with it!

22 September 2018

Get To Know hiyaitsashley... Again!


On the 25th of September 2014 I uploaded my first ever post on hiyaitsashley which was called 'Getting To Know hiyaitsashley'. Since my blog's 4th birthday is coming up on Tuesday and I have a birthday post planned for that day, I thought today it would be fun to celebrate my blog's birthday by remaking my first ever post!

19 September 2018

My Bucket List


Bucket lists, everyone has one whether its neatly written in a bullet journal or notebook, in the form of some pretty  picture on a Pinterest board, or simply in your head. I have a lot of places I wanted to go, and things I want to do on my bucket list, so I thought I would share them on here!

15 September 2018

A Nostalgic Look Back: Toys and Treats


Are you ever scrolling through Instagram's explore page or stalking those cheesy Twitter profiles that post things from your childhood, and you just have that moment of "oh my god, do you remember..."? Well, that was the inspiration for this series. I'm going to be taking a little trip into the past, looking at some of the things that make me nostalgic for when I was a kid! This is part one, looking at some of the toys I loved and the sweets and snacks that I ate!

2 September 2018

The Music Edit


Music is something that everyone in the world loves. It connects us all through feelings or through the love of a specific genre or artist, or even a movie or music! So with that in mind, in this post I wanted to share some of my top music picks in some different categories.

29 August 2018

Tips For New Bloggers


One of the things that I love about blogging is the huge variety of blogs and bloggers there are. Every other week new bloggers are popping up and starting their own blogging journey, so with that in mind I wanted to put together a post with some of my tips for new bloggers!

25 August 2018

The Most Comfortable Contact Lenses


As someone with pretty bad eyesight who needs glasses 90% of the time in order to see, contacts lenses are someone that I personally rely on pretty much all the time. I wear them anytime I'm going out, I wear them for photos, to the gym, in the summer so I can wear sunglasses... pretty much all the time! So when the lovely people over as Feel Good Contacts got in touch to review their newly launched ComfiPure lenses, I jumped at the chance!

22 August 2018

A 'New In Beauty' Wish List


As a blogger and a make-up lover in general I like to keep up with the latest releases from brands and see what new products are being released. Which means like everyone, I have a wish list of products that have really caught my attention and that I would love to get my hands on, so I thought I would share them on here for my fellow beauty lovers!

19 August 2018

If I had The Money...


That's the million pound phrase for most of us, isn't it? Whether its just to ourselves, in a chat with friends, on social media or our 'dream X' Pinterest board, we all fantasize about all of the luxuries we would want "if we had the money." Lately I've been thinking about just that, and I thought it could be quite a fun and light-hearted post. What exactly would I do if I had a lot of money, in this sense I'm talking like, Beyonce 'money is no object' level money.

16 August 2018

Going Ape... Again!


I love doing anything adventurous and I love the outdoors, so something like Go Ape is the perfect day out for me. It's all outdoors, there's a lot of adrenaline filled obstacles and the views you get, well they are stunning!

5 August 2018

2018 Blogging Goals - An Update


It's August already, how crazy is that? It feels like it was only a few weeks ago ringing in 2018, yet here we are, already more than halfway through the year! If you've been reading my blog for a while, then you'll remember that back in January I posted this post, called '2018 Blogging Goals'. In that post I talked about some of the goals I was setting for my blog this year, so I wanted to hop on here at the halfway-ish point to take a look at the progress!


15 July 2018

Get Fresh At St Enoch Centre



A couple of weeks ago my favourite shopping centre, St Enoch Centre, held their annual summer blogger event. These events along with the winter ones are some of my favourite blogger events, because I get to see all of the new bits and bobs for the upcoming season from a lot of my favourite brands!

11 July 2018

I Graduated! But What Now?


That's right - I have finally officially graduated from university! I've been looking forward to being an official graduate for a while now, and while it has been amazing it also brings with it the big question - what now?

25 June 2018

A Netflix 'To Watch' List


So we're into summer now which means a lot of us have free time on our hands. Whether you're on summer break from school or university, or just graduating like I am, and have time between scouring for jobs, most of us will be looking for some new TV or movies to binge, and I've got you covered.

30 May 2018

Getting Salon Quality Nails At Home


Those of you who follow me over on Instagram may have seen recently you will have seen that I've been changing up my nails and trying out some different kinds of fake nails. I love having nice nails, but I am not the best at painting my nails neatly, and there is no way I can do nail art. Luckily I have found the next best thing!

26 May 2018

Perfect Summer Products From The Body Shop


If you live here in the UK then you'll know that these past few weeks, we have been getting some seriously good summery weather. Last week I posted a post all about the new Body Shop summer ranges and after testing them out for a while. I have found them perfect additions to my collection, especially for this summer!

23 May 2018

Things I've Learned As A Blogger


2018 marks for years of hiyaitsashley. 4 years of me logging onto here and filling these posts with things that I am interested in and 4 years of me growing and learning more and more abour blogging and what it means to be a blogger.

20 May 2018

Gems From The Drugstore


Over the last couple of weeks, I have been trialing out a few new beauty products from the drugstore to see how they hold up. I wanted to share both of these gems on here because they have both become staples in my make-up routine since I got them.

17 May 2018

New From The Body Shop This Summer


Those of you who read my blog regularly will know that I am a huge Body Shop fan. I love their body butters, their shower gels, their body sorbets, not to mention the incredible quality and scents they offer, and on top that I love what the brand itself stands for. A couple of weeks ago I popped along the The Body Shop on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow for an exclusive look at their releases for summer 2018.

14 May 2018

A Beauty Addicts Best Friends


One of the things I love about make-up is that there are no rules to it. While I like that there's no set way of doing things, there a few things that I believe apply to anyone's routine. One of them, is that having the best tools for the jobs, can make almost any product work. In this post, I'm going to share with you some of my ride or die make up application blenders, brushes and tools.

3 May 2018

Where I've Been And What Now?


I'm back! It's been a little while since I've gotten a new blog post up, almost 6 weeks to be exact! I've been quite busy on those 6 weeks, so in this post I just wanted to talk about where I've been and what I've been up to!

25 March 2018

Lara Croft Never Disappoints


If you know me, you'll know that I am a big fan of the Tomb Raider raider franchise. I have always loved the Tomb Raider series since I was a kid, both the games and then the iconic Angelina Jolie film series. In the last couple of years we have had some insanely good Tomb Raider games releases, so when my little fangirl heart heard that there was going to be a new Tomb Raider movie, I had super high hopes. But as always, Miss Lara Croft did not disappoint.

13 March 2018

What My Blog Means To Me


Over the years that I've been blogging, I've fallen more and more in love with with it. I love my little side of the Internet. I've loved learning as I go, leaning how to fix codes on the layout or how to add widgets, learning how to edit photos and make the content look good aesthetically.

27 February 2018

Keeping Organised With Your Blog


Keeping on top of my blog and my goals are two things that I have been working on a lot in 2018. I want my posts to be as consistent as they can, but also be fun to write and read, and be content that I love. For this post, I wanted to share with you some tips on how I've been doing that!

22 February 2018

6 Week Gym Update


Yesterday marked 6 weeks since I started going to the gym, so I thought I would shar with you guys my progress over the last six weeks. Back in January, I posted my first post about the gym, which you can read here. In this post I wanted updated you on my work out routine, and just how it's been going.

15 February 2018

My Updated Holy Grail Face


As a beauty blogger and a makeup lover, over the years I have accumulated a lot of different products. Some work for me, some don't. Some are high end, other are drugstore. In In the four years I've been blogging, I've tried out a lot of products, but there are certain products in my collection that I always find myself coming back to, no matter how much I love the other products that I try. In this post, I want to share with you my (updated) holy grail products.

10 February 2018

SESH Hairdressing Relaunch


I love getting my hair done, it's so relaxing and for me, I know that whatever a hairdresser can to style my hair is going to look 10x better than anything I could do myself. I love my hair, and I love it looking nice, but I am hopeless at doing it myself! That's why I was thrilled to head along the relaunch of SESH Hairdressing last Thursday evening in Leith.

6 February 2018

The Importance Of Blogger Engagement


Over the last few weeks I've been putting out some more blog related content on hiyaitsashley, as I've found myself really enjoying writing these kinds of helpful posts. This is going to be another one of those posts, because I wanted to talk about the importance of engagement both as a blogger, and for a blogger.

3 February 2018

Healthy Eating Alternatives


A couple of weeks ago I posted my first post about starting the gym here on hiyaitsashley, which you can read here. A big part of this new goal was also starting a new diet of healthy eating. For today's post I wanted to share with you some healthy alternatives you can include with meals and snacks which can help with sticking to a new diet.

30 January 2018

How To Get The Perfect Flatlays


Over the past few years running this blog, one of the biggest learning curves and the areas I've improved most with has been my blog photography. If you've been reading hiyaitsashley for years, or you go back and look at some of my early posts, you'll see the drastic improvements that came over time. I thought today I would share with you how I take my flatlays, and give you some tips that can help anyone who is starting out, or who wants to up their photography game.

27 January 2018

Tarte Haul, Swatches and Recommendations


If you have read some of my last few posts, you'll have noticed that lately I have fallen in love with the beauty brand Tarte. The brand has long been one I have wanted to try out, but it was never a brand that was easy to get your hands on here in the UK. Now that Tarte ships to the UK for reasonable prices, I've made two orders already so I wanted to share those products with you in this post because so far I have been super impressed!

23 January 2018

I Started The Gym


A few weeks ago here on hiyaitsashley, I posted my 2018 blogging goals, but outside of having goals for my blog, one of my big goals for the year was to start going to the gym, and start eating better. On the 10th of January, I started work on that goal.

14 January 2018

Handy Ways To Store And Organise Your Make Up


Being a beauty blogger and a make up lover means that I end up collecting a huge amount of make up products and brushes. This also means that I need a good way to store all of my products without breaking the bank, so in this post I thought I would share with you some of the handy ways I store my make up and brushes.

10 January 2018

What I Bought In The Sales


I love shopping, (what a shock... not), but one of the things I love most about shopping is being able to get a good deal on whatever it is I'm looking at. In my 'What I Got For Christmas' post, I mentioned that I got money as part of my gifts, so a couple of day's after boxing day I took that money, and went shopping the sales, and found some really good bargains!

6 January 2018

2018 Blogging Goals


I love blogging, it's why I've kept at it for so long. Last year I didn't keep hiyaitsashley updated quite as often as I'd have like to, and I want that to change in 2018. With that that in mind, today's post is going to be my 2018 blogging goals!