Morning Routine: School Edition

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Today I will be doing a rather chatty, relaxed “morning routine”. However, as the new school year is approaching (arghh digging my grave as we speak), I decided to make it a school edition to coincide with all the back to school content that is being uploaded. This post is also one of my first collaborations with girlyblogger – she is also relatively new to blogging and therefore I encourage you to read her blog, which I think many of you would enjoy. She is also putting up the same post today so if you like this one be sure to check her out! LETS GOOOO!

The school day starts when at an unearthly hour in the morning, my Mum bursts into my room and flicks the lights on full blast, nearly blinding me as I am woken from hibernation. I make the sound of a women giving birth and heave myself out of bed, contemplating whether I should launch a protest campaigning for 3 day weekends. To gain maximum sleeping time, I give myself just a half an hour gap every morning before I must leave for school. Therefore, unlike those who have the luxury of debating wheter to stay in bed for another 10 minutes, when my human alarm clock wakes me up (ta mum!) I have no choice but to start getting ready, otherwise I’ll be walking to school in my dressing gown.

After failing to convince myself that the bags under my eyes don’t look like someone has given me a black eye, I go to the kitchen and get meself a good ol’ bowl of cereal. I usually eat corn flakes or bran flakes with raisins scattered on top (please tell me other people do this) but if I’m feeling particularly fancy, I’ll put some porridge in the microwave and flavour with honey if theirs some in the cupboards that wasn’t meant to be used up 6 years ago. I’ll then sit down in the lounge and chomp my way through breakfast whilst watching Good Morning Britain, then make my way to the bathroom and brush my teeth. I’ll also splash some water in my face to in an attempt to wake myself up, but being as shattered  as I tend to be, usually completely miss, turning the bathroom floor into a small communal swimming pool or if I’m unlucky soaking my dressing gown. Yay! I don’t do a massive skincare routine as my skin is quite sensitive so using loads of products makes it feel irritated, however I will apply some nivea soft moisturiser at this point if my skin needs hydration.

Next, I get dressed in my uniform, brush my hair, and shove it up into a ponytail, adding some batiste dry shampoo if my hair doesn’t feel so fresh. We’re not allowed to wear makeup at school, so I apply a little Vaseline lip balm and a tinted/ sheer lipstick, spritz some perfume, throw on my coat and school bag and I’m ready to go!

As you can see, I tend to do most of my preparation the night before to save time. I’ll have a shower or bath , make my lunch, pack my bag, and set my uniform out before I go to bed ready for the next day. As it’s summer, I’ve also started using the Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion to give me a slight tan- I have quite fair skin so I like to use this for  subtle, healthy looking colour. It develops gradually, so again, I use this before bed so it can “work” while I’m asleep. If you would like a review on this and a couple other tanning products I’m currently trying out, please let me know as I think they are perfect if you are new to self tanning like me and want something natural that is easy to apply!

Anyhoo, that’s all for today, don’t forget to check out girlyblogger’s post, linked at the top. I would love to continue to collaborate with more bloggers in the future, so if you are interested in doing so please contact me via email “” or instagram “styleitoutblog” x

Till next time,



Awards Q&A

Today I bring you a bonus post to recognize the awards and recognition that has been given generously to my blog. I had originally planned to upload tomorrow, but have decided to write this as extra material and hopefully keep the initial plan for Sunday, but this may change now I have less time  to commit. I apologise in advance if the fashion related post won’t go up tomorrow, I hope you don’t mind! In the short time my blog has been around, I have been lucky enough to be nominated for a few awards, and I feel so thankful that people think my blog is worthy of this. Instead of uploading individual posts for each separate award, I have decided to combine all 3 sets of questions into one big Q&A so those of you interested can get to know more about me! I know that some people aren’t to keen on this style of post, but I wish to acknowledge the great girls who have nominated my blog. x  Unfortunately, because there were so many questions, I haven’t been able to answer them all.

What is your favourite movie?

Wow this is a hard one, let me have a wee think… I would have to say “Only the Devil Wears Prada”. If you haven’t seen it and are into fashion , I would highly recommend, but not one I expect the Dad’s or brothers will like! Great actors too, some of the main characters are Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman in the Hunger Games).

What is your advice to new bloggers?

I know you’ll have heard all the typical ones before, but I would say something that is easy to forget but really key in growing your account (not that I have much experience). Remember to add a follow widget to your sidebar for people that don’t have a blogging account! Otherwise, it will not be accessible and visitors to your site won’t find a place to keep track of your blog, so they may never visit again, which may result in the loss of a potential reader. Secondly, make blogger friends and connections as soon as possible- discovering the community and talking to similar blogs really helps you to get out there and get noticed! Your also guaranteed to meet people who share the same interests as you, and you’ll have great fun wittering on…

How long have you been blogging for?

I can’t really remember the exact date I set up this blog, but I would say about 2 weeks. I’ve been absolutely loving it so far and I’m really glad I made the decision to start!

How many followers do you have?

41! I feel so lucky to have this much, I didn’t think I would make it past 2 ha ha! Thankyou for reading and following my blog, I really appreciate it  and I’m beyond happy with how my blog has grown since it began, and really excited for the future. Sidenote: To any of you reading from my instagram (@styleitoutblog), the same goes to you x

How do you see yourself in the future?

Honestly, I have no idea what I’m wearing tomorrow never mind what I’m doing when I’m older. It scares me how fast time is going, my brain is yet to process the fact that 2012 has ended. I still order a chicken nugget happy meal at Mcdonalds. No, I am not kidding. Yes, I haven’t progressed past that stage yet. Sorry.

What’s your favourite season?

Winter all the wayyy. Solely for Christmas. The atmosphere in December is just amazing, with the Christmas lights sparkling in the window, your breath swirling in the frosty air and snuggling up in a thick jumper near the fire watching the polar express. Arghhh I love it SO MUCH.  The number one Christmas fan is right here ladies and gentlemen. Seriously, when I’m older I’m going to decorate my house for the festive season so visitors will think they’ve walked into Santa’s grotto. Buy your tickets now.

What’s your favourite book?

A new read actually! The 100 is so so good, I’ve just got the last book in the series to read. If you are a fan of the Hunger Games/ Divergent or any other teen dystopia you will LOVE this, I’m really excited to start watching the TV series too, but I’ve got a lot to catch up on! If you have seen/ read the 100, please comment down below who your favourite character is!

Do you play an instrument? If no, what would you like to play?

No, I don’t play an instrument. My family possess absolutely no musical talent whatsoever! Give us a triangle if you must. I’m so jealous of people who can play an instrument really well though, I think it’s such a great talent to have. I think it would be amazing to be able to play the piano really well.

Now I have finished the questions, I would like to mention the individuals who have been kind enough to nominate me. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou, I love all your blogs so much and I would really recommend you checking them out. I’m very chuffed that you like my blog!

girlybloggerweb nominated me for the Liebster Award.

cahlmingsoul nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award and the Blogger Story Award.

Lui Maria nominated me for the Blog- Friend Award.

abbie.johnstonee on Instagram nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award.

IntellectualWiseGirl nominated me for the Liebster Award.

Blogginglittlebeautythings nominated me for the Liebster Award.

dreamcatcher nominated me for the Liebster Award.

x_planetbeauty_x nominated me for the Liebster Award.

Styled by McKenz nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award.

I really enjoyed writing this Q&A, so if you would like me to do more in the future please comment some questions and I would love to answer them! I would also love to hear more about you, so if you would like to post a Q&A on your blog, I nominate YOU reading this to answer all of the questions above! Thanks for sticking through if you made it this far! x

Till next time,


Top 20 Favourite Youtubers

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I absolutely love watching Youtube in my spare time, but since starting my blog, all my time online has been spent reading, commenting, and following other blogs and trying to make some new blogger connections. If you enjoy watching Youtube like me, you’ll know that coming back to a full subscription box is like Christmas come early… (what a little saddo, I know.)  Consequently, for a quick little mid- week post, I thought I’d share with you my top 20 favourite Youtube channels, I hope you enjoy!

Even though I have a fairly average number of subscriptions, I found it really hard narrowing it down to my top 20 channels. Therefore, I’ve arranged my favourites into a pyramid style formation- those higher up I like more, and those on the same row I like equally (complicated stuff!). However, I would really recommend you checking out any of these channels as they are all so brilliant, and if you watch any of them already, I’d love to know! Overall, Claudia Sulewski has to be my number one favourite- an AMAZING youtuber with such creative and interesting content and a great personality, definitely one to check out!

As you can see,  the typical names are up there- such as Zoella (shocker), Tanya Burr, and Gabriella, but I also have a few younger teenage channels that I think many of you would enjoy that are also based around fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

Comment some youtubers you would have included in your top 20, or any you think are missing out of mine, and we can all share and discuss our fav channels- I really want to  discover some great ones to take me through summer!

Till next time,