Want to make some money? | Vinted App

If you’re like me and half your wardrobe is filled with clothes you don’t wear then you should check out the vinted app!

I was a little dubious about the app at first but it is so simple and easy to sell your clothes! Vinted is an app that let’s you sell unwanted clothes (old or new) by simply snapping a few photos straight from your mobile. You then answer a few questions about the item you’re selling. For example, size, condition, price etc. You have the option to sell, swap with others or gift your items. The last step is to set a postage range, but the app helps you decide which is the best option. The buyer pays for the shipping, you can claim it back with a code that is printed on the receipt at the post office!

This app is great to get rid of those unused clothes and free up wardrobe space!

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Have you used the app?







Moving Home | How much do we need to budget?

Happy couple in their new home concept

Hi Ladies,

So as you know me and my lovely boyfriend are moving home by the end of this year. We are taking a different path to the one previously laid out but none the less we are really excited. Instead of buying a house we are going to rent and save (all be it a little less than we would living separately) to buy in a few years.

My question is, how much (excluding rent) should we expect to be paying for the other bills? For example, food, electricity, TV etc.

Your input is very much appreciated!


I am a Ford Project Analyst | What do you do?


I’m a Beauty Blogger undercover as a Project Analyst for Ford, or is it the other way around?

Yes, I work for Ford motor company. It is an unbelievably complex cog in the chain of the motor industry and nearly a year into the job, I’m still learning every second! The job is stressful, intense and full of deadlines and targets! Every minute in my job requires my full attention and I need to be on top for all the time! Trying to explain my job role within the complex realm of processes with Ford leaves the listener baffled. I love my job, I do! I really do, it takes a lot out of me but I get so much in return. It took a lot of hard work, dedication and sleepless nights to get where I am today and it’s all been worth it.

What do you do? Are you still learning, at work or starting your own business? I’d love to know what you do apart from your blogs?


Behind Harriets Beauty Box | Get to know me, 25 questions tag!!

I’ve been bad and stolen this tag from Jen (Aka Dorkchops), I really enjoyed reading her blog but especially this tag so thought I would answer the questions myself.

So lets get started….

1. What is your middle name?
Its Anne… it sounds very English I know.

2. What was favourite subject at school?
French… I loved french! I love the sound of the french language.

3. What is your favourite drink?
I don’t really have a favourite if I am honest, I normally just drink water.

4. What is your favourite song at the moment?
I don’t listen to newer music really, my favourite song is Jon Secada just another day.

5. What is your favourite food?
I love strawberries, ice cream and chocolate!

6. What is the last thing you bought?
I bought pancake mix on the way home from work and I have eaten three already!!!!!!!

7. Favourite book of all time? our?

Memoirs of a Geisha!!

9. Do you have any pets?
Yes! I have two dogs – an Australian silky terrier named Rambo and a German shepherd named Viva. I also have a lot of fish everywhere LOL – my Dad loves them.

10. Favourite perfume?
I have three dogs. They are all Jack Russells, Louie, Ted and Ozzie 🙂 Check out my ‘sharing memories’ post to see photos of them 🙂

11. Favourite holiday?
My favourite holiday was to Mexico last year with my boyfriend and our friends. We spent 2 weeks in a luxury hotel to really celebrate me graduating and getting a new job  🙂

12. Are you married?
Nope, I am not married but I have been with my boyfriend for nearly four years and we are moving in together next year 🙂

13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?
I have been out of the country lots of times! Last year alone I was out of the country six times.

14. Do you speak any other language?
Fluent English (….obviously) and conversational French!

15. How many siblings do you have?
I am lucky to have two beautiful older sisters.

16. What is your favourite shop?
When I want to buy makeup I always go to Boots and for clothes its Newlook.

17. Favourite restaurant?
I don’t really have a favourite, I do love Bella Italia though.

18. When was the last time you cried?
Oooooooh, I don’t think I have cried in a long long time… I sound so heartless!

19. Favourite blog?
There are so many I love, I wouldn’t want to choose just one!

20. Favourite movie? 
Ooooh, I love the notebook! Who doesn’t love Ryan Gosling.

21. Favourite TV shows? 
Gossip Girl, Friends and Sex and the City.

22. PC or Mac?
I am a PC girl, I just don’t like Mac computers but I love everything else they do!!!

23. What phone do you have?
Iphone… which is smashed on both sides.

24. How tall are you?
5’3.. I am tiny!!!

25. Can you cook?
I can just about make pancakes… haha!


I hope you enjoyed reading my answers and please tag yourself.

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“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future” | Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Perfume

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous” – Coco Chanel

chanel perfume

This perfume right here was my first Chanel I had ever got my hands on. Rewind back to 4th of August, my birthday, and specifically 2014 when I turned 21. I had spent the day with my family and boyfriend in London, shopping, drinking and generally having an amazing time. Looking around the Chanel store, I decided I would treat myself to a bottle of perfume.

If you have ever been inside a Chanel store you will now how luxurious they are and it makes you want to buy everything, but sadly I had to limit myself to just one item. Coco Mademoiselle is a sweet yet sophisticated scent perfect for the younger woman. It screams class yet is still fun enough that you don’t seem serious. You are probably thinking how can a perfume make you seem sophisticated? Oh, but it can! I wear this perfume when I want to impress, add the extra glamour or when I am feeling like I need a little pick me up. It is perfect for a date night, which is when I wear it most.

It is a little expensive starting at around £68… but a girl needs to treat herself (or be treated) once in a while. And I believe everybody needs a little Chanel in their life.

Coco Mademoiselle goes best with a smoky eye, LBD, killer heels and a date 😉

The Liebster Award

I don’t think that it matters how many times you are nominated with one of these awards, it always brings a smile to my face. Thank you BellaNinaBeauty for the nomination. I’ve got some really great tips from this blog so I would highly recommend you go an check it out. I especially love their review of the Nume curling wands.

Here are the questions that they set and here are my answers:

1.) If you could go out with only one makeup product on, what would it be?

Either a little foundation/concealer or do my brows. Tbh, I often go out without anything on

2.) You would never get caught dead wearing……?

Kitten heels!

3.) If you could tell your child/baby self anything, what would it be?

It will all work out in the end 🙂

4.) What is your beauty goal/dream?

To be able to become the ultimate eyeshadow blenderer (is that a word?)

5.) If you could describe your style in one word, what would it be?

Clean and simple!

6.) What’s your favorite nail polish color?

Any nude!

7.) What makeup product do you regret wearing/buying?

Garnier BB cream… yuck!

8.) If you could wear one designer for the rest of your life, who would it be?


9.) Who is your beauty idol?

Audrey Hepburn

10.) What made you want to start your blog?

It is something I have wanted to do since I was about 15… nearly seven years later and here we are haha!

11.) What’s your favorite beauty trend? Least favourite?

Favourite: flawless skin… never goes out of fashion!

Least: Overly large/thick fake eyelashes… oh no!

Thank you again for my nomination

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers!


Feeling Blessed | The Liebster Award

So, if you’re a regular to my blog you would know that this is the third time that I have been voted for the liebster award and I am feeling so blessed. I’ve mentioned this before, but its a great way to give recognition to others, especially when they’re new to blogging!

Beautyproductsreview was kind enough to nominate me, many thanks to her for this 🙂 She is an incredible woman, who manages to produce great blogs, work and study for a degree all at the same time, so please go and check her blog out!

These are her questions to her nominations and my answers…


1.What’s your favorite dessert?

Ice cream!!

2. Favorite book?

Memoirs of a Geisha

3. Color of your eyes?


4. What was your New Year’s resolution?

Start a blog and YouTube channel and finish learning French!

5. Do you like to dress up for no reason?

Yes, especially for work. Sometimes it is nice to take the extra effort for work!

6. Do you prefer dresses or skirts?

I wear both alot for work and jeans outside of work.

7. Did you have a Valentine for Valentine’s Day?

Yes, this is our forth valentines together.

8. Favorite food/dish?

I don’t have a favourite, I love all food!

9. Favorite song?

Jon Secada – Just Another Day orrrrrrrr Chris Isaak Wicked Game

10. What did you do on Valentine’s Day?

Treated myself to a camera 🙂

11. What’s one thing that you know how to cook?

Beans on toast 😉

Thank you again for your nomination!

Hope you have all enjoyed reading my answers!


New Camera, Dog Photos & Filming


So I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to start making videos and creating a YouTube account, well I have taken quite possibly the biggest step forwards in doing this. It is something I have always wanted to do so this year is the year. Today I gave myself a Valentines treat (and after a rough week) and bought a Canon DSLR, I will create a post/video on everything about it so stay tuned for that.

Today has been about messing around with the camera, and I did do a little video of me doing my mums make up which I will edit and post tomorrow (hopefully) so, again, stay tuned for that!

Having three beautiful dogs, I always take photos of them anyway so obviously the first thing I did was starting snapping photos of them. Here is one of my little Ozzy…..


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IMATS 2015!!!!!!!!


Hey Lovelies,

Being beauty freaks like myself, I am sure that you have heard of IMATS. For those you aren’t familiar, it is the international make-up trade show which I believe is held once a year in London, Sydney, Toronto, LA, New York and Vancouver. It allows brands to promote themselves and their products within the beauty industry. It’s a great place for make up artists and make up lovers alike to go, check out the brands and grab some great products.

I have never been to IMATS, but would love to go this year. I would love the idea of setting up a meet with fellow bloggers from in UK as I would be attending the London show! Has anyone ever been? Are you going?

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Struggling for gift ideas?…

It’s nearly Valentines day and you might be finding yourself stuck on what to get your loved one… Check out these sites for gift ideas with a difference.













These sites are great if you’re stuck for inspiration or looking for a gift that is a little unusual. They’re also great for other occasions too, like birthdays and weddings!

Happy Shopping!

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