Back to Home School

It’s back to school time, who’s excited?, Today’s post is a back to school one since everyone is getting ready to go back or already back. Most people don’t know but I am home schooled and have been since January 2017, anyone that I do tell always has a million questions so I thought I’d do a blog post on it!

Little back story, why I’m home schooled, I wasn’t always home schooled I completed nearly 3 years of secondary school along with years before that, but I was total unhappy with my school and the people, don’t get me wrong I had no problems with the work i loved it, i loved being busy but the people in my school would drain the life out of you, plus around this time i was going to hospitals and doctors trying to figure out what was wrong with me and what my pains were ( if you don’t know you can read about my pains here ) but my teachers, principal along with the students would literally judge me for missing school and anytime I gave them a note they would play a game of 21 question because they thought I was faking it and making it up, my principals once sat and compared me to other girls in my school saying oh well this girl has this wrong with her and she still goes and does this, they knew nothing about my illness or what pain I went through so they can’t sit there and tell me someone else has it worst than me, do you really think from the age of 12 i wanted to spend most my days, in hospital or bed and have to give up my sports which i loved very much because of pain? Anyways i said this to my parents and i looked up schooling options and they both agreed and thought it was best for me. At this point I’m already having the idea to start a blog, so in January my Mam said from then till June i will continue to study and get my exams done and then we’ll go straight into your blog which we did. The next year came around 4th year which is optional and you don’t really do much, my mam said how about another year of blogging so you can figure out if you want to just stick and grow your blog or go back and finish your final years in school, my mam kept saying you want blogging to be your career so why not invest in that now and help it if that’s what you are set on doing.

So thing year is going to be a little different, im going to be working on my blog and social media presence so much, aswell as making a portfolio to go do a full-time business course in college I want to do next year so my subjects this year are blogging and business along with a few others, I choose to do Maths, English, Irish and Spanish too, which I’m so happy with, along with that this year I will be doing different part-time courses for my portfolio and get me back into a school routine, they are all business and social media related. It’s less stressful and i get to work in a space I’m comfortable with and i also get to plan out my day, what i want / have to do and it definitely decreases my anxiety for trying to get loads of stuff done, because unlike a busy and set school day, my schedule can be changed around on days i have places to go or other stuff to do, it isn’t just a normal timetable i have to follow daily. Homeschooling / working from home is definitely less stressful, you don’t have people all around you messing and talking so you can sit, concentrate and get your work that you need done without a million different distractions. I definitely get a lot more work done now.

Basically the reason behind me being home schooled was mostly my blog I wanted to make a career out of it and start as soon as i could and my parents supported that, it was also my pains and my school but mostly for my blog, which i know some parents wouldn’t do but my did and I’m so happy they did and i want to show them they made the right choice.

I’m going to do a home school Q&A so if you have questions comment or tweet me them to me.

thank you for reading,

becca xo

 

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VMA Favourite’s

Hey, so this years vma’s I was actually very disappointed with the rep carpet looks I hated more than I loved to be honest. For like the first time ever Blake Lively isn’t on this list, which is rare because she always looks so good and don’t get me wrong she still looked amazing just I wasn’t a fan of what she was wearing for once! Okay I tried my best to get pictures of people I liked so here we go!

1. JLO

I love these styles of dresses so much and she of course looks like an absolute queen in it!! She also won an award which she definitely deserves & gave an unreal performance!

2. Ariana Grande

I mean when does she not look good? He skin always has such an amazing tan/glow I’m jealous!😍 But of course she looked amazing, along with an amazing performance & an award! I really love her boots. Plus how cute are these two!?!?

3. Olivia Munn

Again I love the dress style and the purple looks amazing!

4. Shawn Mendes

First of all his performance killed me, it was amazing! He looked so good but if I’m being honest I don’t know how I like the colour mix, but unsure about the green but he looks amazing!!

5. Nicki Minaj

I would love to be able to pull this outfit off. She looks unreal and this is probably my favourite look from the night!

6. Bebe Rexha

I really love this look & she looks amazing!!

7. Shay Mitchell

I mean Shay looks amazing 24/7 so this isn’t a surprise, she is absolutely beautiful!

8. Liam Payne

I mean I liked his red carpet looks better when he had 4 more guys beside him but anyways, he looks amazing like always!🤩

 

9. Cardi B

You wouldn’t think she only just had a baby, she looks amazing! Love the colour!

10. Camila Cabello

Again she looks amazing but I’m not sure how I really feel about this dress!

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

Skin Care Tips

Happy Monday everyone! So from now on I’ll only be doing beauty on Monday’s (hopefully) depending on how it all works out but anyways, if you know me you’ll know I’m skin care mad, skin care over makeup any day, I love having my skin nice and clear makes me so much better about myself and I just love it!! Today I’ll be sharing my top tips for skin care!

1. Natural natural natural

My number one tip is to try to always just use natural products, they are so much better for your skin than any of the things you buy in shops. I make my own face masks & scrubs using things I have in my kitchen and it makes my skin softer, brighter and healthier than any bottled products I’ve ever bought has! I will do some posts in the future about the face masks and scrubs if you want to try them out or just want a little inspiration on what to put into them! But honestly this is the biggest tip of all keep it as natural as you possibly can, and the best thing about making them yourself is you know exactly what’s going into them and how they are made.

2. Water

I know you see this everywhere and it’s a boring tip you didn’t want to hear but honestly if you want nice clear glowing skin then you need your water! I’ve seen my skin with and without me drinking water and it’s safe to say I haven’t gone a day without having some kind of water intake but I noticed when I drink it a lot throughout the day like bottle after bottle it really shows on my skin, so I’d highly recommend you to make sure you are getting some kind of a daily water intake!

3. Sunscreen

You literally need to wear sunscreen every single day of the year, it benefits your skin so much because it protects your skin while you are out and around. Wearing sunscreen all year round is meant to protect your skin from the bad air and weather all around, also it’s meant to keep your skin younger and wrinkle free. I would highly recommend applying it daily!

4. Remove Makeup

I know this is obvious but makeup is bad for your skin and it can cause huge breakouts more so if you don’t wash it off right or at all! If you wear makeup daily make sure you don’t go to sleep till you are sure it’s off your face or you’ll wake up with spots that you definitely don’t want. Aswell I know when you come home from a night out or a long day removing your makeup isn’t on the top of your list but it should be, if you want clear and nice skin then you need to put in the effort and sit down to remove it all till you are wiping nothing.

5. Products

The products that you use is definitely the most important thing, I know so many people like testing and trying new things but honestly I think if you’ve found something you like and it goes well with your skin then you should just use them products because if you start trying loads of new things and stuff you could get reactions or breakouts and it’ll just ruin your skin and bring right back to the start again!

6. Food

I know everyone says it but it’s so true what you eat helps your skin, if you want super nice, glowing and health skin then you have to watch what you eat and try eat more foods that benefit and help your skin! Because foods can cause breakouts too.

7. DIY

Like I said doing your scrubs, face masks and cleansers by yourself at home is so much better because you know exactly what you are putting on your skin and if it’s bad for your skin or not, you could buy bottled stuff and literally be putting anything on your face.

8. Your hands!!

No matter how many times a day you wash your hands you shouldn’t touch your face, we use our hands for everything and everything comes with dirt and germs, our hands are always picking it all up and by touching your face you are literally passing it all from your hands to your face and it will cause a breakout of black/white heads!

9. Vitamins

Along with eating foods to help your skin, you also need your vitamins this will help clear it and give it a glow. It doesn’t matter if your skin gets these vitamins naturally through your foods or you buy boxes of vitamins and take the amount required daily as long as you have some kind of vitamin intake.

10. Facials

I know they can be very expensive but I promise they are worth it if you get the right one for your skin, always ask what they would recommend for your skin before actually getting it, some people get monthly facials others get seasonal ones, but I do think they help your skin so much, when I got my first one I didn’t expect it to do much but it was amazing, it cleared and brightened up my skin so much!

Let me know if any of these tips worked for you!

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Thank you for reading,

becca xo

Plan a concert outfit with me

Happy Saturday, this was meant to go up yesterday but I had a busy day and didn’t find the time to write it and I also didn’t want to rush it so I gave myself an extra few hours to write it! As you may or may not know I love going to concerts, I’m literally always at them and I always want to wear something different to them all so today I’ll be sharing with you how I plan my concert outfits.

Normally I don’t plan them till about 1/2 weeks before the concert so that they are new in shops and stuff, sometimes I’m literally only walking around getting things the day before the concert but normally it depends on the concert because I have ideas for different concert like Ed Sheeran I went to him in May and I knew I wanted to wear a jumpsuit to it so it was just a matter of finding a jumpsuit I liked, also there is no harm is planning ahead if you have your tickets and you are just shopping around and you see a nice top on sale or a skirt you could always get it and save it up for the concert and then closer to the time find something to go with it, but anyways here’s step by step how I do it!

First thing I normally do is go to Instagram & Pinterest for inspiration using these two platforms normally gives me an idea of what kind of look I’m going for and the kind of things I want to look out for online or when I’m shopping, looking for inspiration is the best thing you can do because although you mightn’t wear what you’ve found it might give you an idea for something completely different. Also at concerts you can literally go wild with your outfit I think the more unique the better!

Once I kind of have some idea of what I want to wear I usually look in my local H&M and Primark for the clothes I want but if they don’t have anything normally I go onto boohoo.com or prettylittlething.com and search for the clothes and I always find something weather it be what I was looking for or something completely different. Shopping around definitely helps inspire you too because if you see something new maybe you’ll want to wear that and match it with something other than what you’ve planned in your head.

Then when I have the bits I want obviously I buy them, try them all together and see if there is anything I want to change, if so I just do it all again, look for something new to go with it and keep doing it till I find the perfect outfit for me!

Here’s a few tips:

– always be open to different ideas, just because you’ve one idea in your head doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think of other possible looks, if you go into a shop and they don’t have what you want and you see some really nice clothes instead of sticking to what you originally wanted think of ways you could style the clothes you did find in the shop.

– for me I think it’s better to have your outfit all set before the concert, that’s why it’s important to try it all on together before hand to make sure you like so on the day of the concert you aren’t running around trying to change it and find something new to wear, I really think this is important, it definitely is for me because all concerts I go to are in Dublin and I live like one and half / two hours away so on concert days I need to be really to go and hope on the bus/train to get there on time.

– don’t be afraid to be bold, concerts are literally the happiest place on earth, it’s where a couple hundred/thousands people who all love the same music come to have the time of their lives, and I think a concert is the only place you can really be bold and wear whatever you want to wear because no one judges, they all just came to listen to music not judge people.

Have you any upcoming concerts you are going to or would like to go to? Let me know in the comments
I’m hoping I’ll be going to Why Don’t We in October, then I’ve Nicki Minaj, Shawn Mendes & The Vamps next March, April & May and I’m so excited!!

thank you for reading,

Becca xo

My Top 5 Make-up Brands

Happy Mondayyy! So because I just posted a makeup giveaway on my Instagram (@lifeasbeccaa) so I thought I’d do a makeup related blog post! So here we go my top 5 make up brands

1. W7

I was the biggest fan of Mac for the longest time, mostly because of the mascara and I never thought I’d find a mascara I love as much as my Mac one but I was wrong! For Christmas I got a set of W7 makeup which I have never tried before and it included the mascara which was the very same as my Mac one (in my opinion) and it was so much more affordable which was a bonus, I also love their cover stick it’s the best thing to cover spots! Their eyeshadow palettes have always been one of my favourites I’ve like 5 palettes!

2. Catrice cosmetics 

As far as I know you can only get this in Primark and one or two pharmacies but I mostly only love this brand for their foundations and concealer because I don’t like heavy makeup, I’m more of a natural kind of girl so I find their foundation amazing and I haven’t really tried any other products of theirs but I’m sure they are amazing! I definitely will try some more and maybe do reviews on them because they are also an affordable brand!

3. L’Oreal Paris 

All of their brow products are my lifee! Now I know I said I don’t like full glam makeup but when I’m going out I sometimes wear a heavier and darker foundation and I literally only use L’Oreal!! Now my favourites products would have to be the infallible 24h-matte foundation in the shade natural rose, if you wear tan a lot I highly recommend this foundation because it gives your face a beautiful clear tan and it looks so pretty honestly! Also a foundation favourite would be true match it has the prettiest glitter undertone that I lovee! My eyebrow favourite would 100% have to be the brow artist plumper it’s so amazing to just throw it on your eyebrows when you are heading out so you don’t have to sit down and shape out your brows and all that!

4. Kylie Cosmetics 

All I have to say is I just love her lip kits so much and all the colours are just amazing and I’m also a big fan of her eyeshadow palettes such beautiful colours, also her collection are always so beautiful!

5. Maybelline New York

Literally there isn’t a product that I’ve tried of theirs that I don’t like, the Gigi Hadid collection was just beautiful and I wish I got literally every product, they are always doing the most amazing collections, I’m pretty sure everyone loves Maybelline!

These are the 5 most makeup brand I use but I love so many more too so I’ll do another one soon! Hope you enjoyed and don’t forget, make up giveaway on my Instagram! @lifeasbeccaa☺️

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

Tips for new bloggers

Happy Sunday, so I didn’t plan on writing or posting this post today, this was meant to go up on Wednesday but I did a poll on twitter and this got the most votes so I’m writing this one! Sorry it’s up so late it was meant to go up earlier, I scheduled it to go up at 6 but it just didn’t post! But anyways let get into the post!☺️

So I’m fairly new to blogging, I started about a year ago but was barley doing it, just posting randomly and whenever I wanted, I didn’t plan things out or do it on a regular basis but I have learned a few things over the year I’ve had my blog.

1. Write about the right things

When I say that I mean write about things you like or are passionate about, also make sure you’ve the right information and understand the things you talk about because it really shows in your writing and people can clearly see if you aren’t interested in what you are talking about, so I highly recommend only talking about things you’ve strong opinions about or things you’ve an interest in because I think writing about things you like really improves your writing!

2. Don’t worry about others opinions

I definitely worried so much at the start of my blogging journey, I was scared what everyone around me would think and it held me back from blogging a lot which I now regret and hate that I let it bother me and held me back! As soon as I stopped caring about others opinions I felt better about myself and my blog got better which was great!

3. Use Twitter!

Honestly I didn’t know what I was missing out on with twitter! It is such a good way to promote your blog and discover others! Plus you can get to know so many people who are bloggers too and they are all literally the nicest and most supportive people you’ll ever met and they will without a doubt motivate you do continue blogging!

4. Just keep going.

This was another big problem with me at the start of my blogging journey I didn’t get views/likes/ comments and it felt like I was putting in so much effort for nothing! But trust me if you keep at it and post regularly you will get to a point where you get likes/views/comments and see the work you do is worth it! The more work you put in the better results you’ll get and trust me reading the comments and seeing the views and that people read what you write is the best feeling in the world.

5. Communicate with your following

Make sure you answer comments and talk with your following on your blog and social media and also communicate with other bloggers like I said, follow them, comments on their stuff, give them a reason to check out your blog and see what your doing and keep up to date with you like you do with them!

6. Plan.

To me, this is the most important planning everything out! From posts to pictures, knowing what you are doing every time you get ready to sit down and type is great and every time you take your camera out knowing what you are talking photos off and knowing ahead of time gives you that day to plan out ideas and the way you want it! Also a big tip that I use all the time is always be one step ahead, always have your next post in your mind or wrote and ready to go because it saves the stress of trying to think of things on the spot, usually I write a big list of ideas and when I go to write I pick whatever one I want! Lists are important!

7. Numbers.

DON’T STRESS ABOUT NUMBERS!! It’s the worse thing you can do and it’ll just make you doubt yourself which you shouldn’t, so forget the numbers and worry about what you are doing.

8. Comparing yourself.

Please, please, please don’t compare yourself to other blogs/bloggers, you are all different and you should embrace that, comparing yourself will do nothing only bring you down and make you unmotivated! PLEASE DONT COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS !!

That’s it, just always remember to be yourself and do things how you want and not to please others, also be patient, your hard work will pay off more and more as you grow and I hope you learn from my mistakes!☺️

See you tomorrow!

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

21 songs every girl needs in her life

Happy Saturday, I don’t normally upload on Saturday’s but here I am, today’s post is just a short one, each of these songs I love, they are all about self-love, being human, saying it’s okay to make mistake & being who you are & loving it!

So here are 21 songs every girl NEEDS in her life!!☺️

1. Who says ~ Selena Gomez

2. Ordinary girl ~ Hannah Montana

3. Nobody’s perfect ~ Hannah Montana

4. Change your life ~ Little Mix

5. Little me ~ Little Mix

6. Pretty hurts ~ Beyoncé

7. If I were a boy ~ Beyoncé

8. Love myself ~ Hailee Steinfeld

9. Most girls ~ Hailee Steinfeld

10. God is a woman ~ Arianna Grande

11. Perfect ~ Anne-Marie

12. Fucking perfect ~ Pink

13. Who you are ~ Jessie J

14. Human ~ Christina Perri

15. Try ~ Colbie Caillat

16. Brave ~ Sara Bareilles

17. Beautiful ~ Christina Aguilera

18. Just the way you are ~ Bruno Mars

19. Fight song ~ Rachel Platten

20. Firework ~ Katy Perry

21. This is me ~ The Greatest Showman

Also I will be posting Saturday – Friday! So 7 days in a row!! Because I wanted to change my upload days to Monday, Wednesday & Friday but I already have Tuesday and Thursday’s posts ready so I’ll just be posting extra. This post is because I didn’t post yesterday & tomorrows post will be a travel post I didn’t finish and upload a while ago that I want to put up so yeah!

See you tomorrow,

Becca xo