Hello December..

I can’t believe that December is already here, 2018 flew by so fast but anyways. For my December post’s I won’t be labeling it as blogmas because I’m not sure weather I’m going to be posting daily or not but I will be posting as much Christmas themed post’s as I possibly can!

I don’t want to commit and say I will do blogmas because I really don’t know if I will, I tried to go blogtober but so much happened in the month of October and I was also unhappy with loads of my posts when I went to upload them and I didn’t want to post anything that i wasn’t 100% on and with loads happening I didn’t have the time to write new posts, so that’s why I’m doing this but hopefully I will at least get between 10-15 posts up this month! Plus I am already writing and planning some really amazing posts for January and I plan on staying with it and posting on here regularly and as much as I can. Sometimes I just can never find the time to just sit down to write and edit posts and also make sure I’m 100% happy with it but I have a new schedule set for myself and have made time to create content for my website and I am really looking forward to it, this is the start of it and I will also have another post up tomorrow.

Also, I will be gone to an event all day tomorrow, it’s for a great cause and I will write a post all about it and it will hopefully be up during the week!

Thank you for reading,

becca xo

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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

Advice for teenagers

Happy Thursday, today’s post is about teenagers and our current world, this is me speaking from 100% experience and how I felt in the situations and I hope it helps some of you out!

First thing I want to say is no matter how young / old you are, you have a voice of your own, it’s okay to have a different opinion to everyone else, it’s okay to not want to follow the crowd, it’s okay to be different, it’s okay to stand out.

Having a voice and using it is important, if you don’t want to do something speak up and say it don’t hide in the back and do it because everyone else is doing it!, do what you believe in and if you think it’s wrong say it and leave, don’t get yourself caught up in stuff you don’t wanna be in or isn’t easy to get out of! Always remember it’s your life and you shouldn’t live it to please anyone else but yourself! Also having a different opinion is okay too, don’t ever be afraid to share your opinion not everyone will agree but that’s okay, as long as you know what you are saying and doing!

“Following the crowd” I’ve lived this & seen so many do it, just because your friends do something doesn’t mean you have to!!! If you think it’s wrong and it’s something you know you shouldn’t do then speak up and say there is no way you’ll do it & that’s it no need to explain yourself! And if you think you have to do it to fit in or do it so your friends will like you or whatever then they aren’t really your friends and you are 100% better off without them! I’ve often been asked to do things and it’s all stuff I don’t agree with so of course I stood up and said that!

Being different & standing out is sO important to me, my mam often said to me look at those girls walking around in groups just worrying about school, while you have business ideas, what you wanna do in life & it all planned out. And I loved that because although I’m only 16 I’ve planned out so much and thought about doing such big things, the higher the goal the more I work & fight for it! But while my friends were out getting drunk and smoking whatever in fields ( which I was asked and asked to do with them but I always said no because that isn’t the way I want my life to go ) I was traveling, going to concerts and meeting new people and it truly was amazing! And I also ended up starting a blog because of the discussions I made!☺️

So not following the crowd, standing out and being different made me see what I truly want to do and what makes me happy, and gives me excitement every time I do it!

Now I’m not judging anyone who does drink or smoke I’m just saying EVERYONE in my town does it and Honestly it isn’t the road I wanted to take and I took a different one and ended up here, which I’m happy with! But it was all because I said no and didn’t give into the temptation of others. Also if you are going through a hard time don’t be afraid to text me on twitter my dms are always open! (@/lifeasbeccaa)

So,

Be kind

Be happy

Be strong

Be brave

Be respectful

Be different

Be you.

See you Tuesday!

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

New goals for life & my blog!

Happy Wednesday, I know Wednesday isn’t my upload day but I thought I’d add in an extra post today because it’s the start of a new month and I’ve somethings I want to change in my life! So I’ve had my blog a long time now but I’ve only been doing it on the side and had school work too. This year my two main focus will be trying to get into business school & my blog, so I’m gonna start doing monthly goals and try grow both my blog & social media! Also since I’ve been really sick since the start of July I also wanna get back into working out and eating right. So here are my August goals!!

– 300 followers on twitter

– 100 followers on WordPress

– 300 followers on Instagram

– 200 likes on Facebook

– post 2 blog posts a week

– start vlogging on Snapchat, so I’ve been wanting to do this awhile now (Snapchat – typicalbecca) trying to post daily on Snapchat, things like cooking, my workout, new clothes in stores, beauty/skincare + fashion tips, ootds, travel around Ireland with me, hauls, come to concerts with me, product reviews and literally everything!! Also I really want to start doing giveaways when I gain a bit of a following!☺️

Anyways just a quick post, See you tomorrow,

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

NUDES BY PS ~ Pressed vs Cream Contour Set

I’m back! Happy Tuesday, so a couple weeks ago I purchased a few bits from Primark’s new KKW inspired line called nudes and one of the things I got was a cream contour set which I done a review on already. The cream contour set included a two shade cream contour stick, a two shade highlighter stick, a brow highlighter and a brush/blender which was €8. Now the other day I was in a local Primark and saw the pressed contour palette and thought I’d pick it up, try it out and compare it to the cream contour set! This palette contains one contour shade, two highlight shades and a blush.

3 difference of the two for me;

1. For me I feel like the cream contour sticks blend a hundred times better than the powder.

2. The cream contour always applied way better for me.

3. You get more options in the cream than the pressed.

They are really the only difference I can see. But in my opinion I’ve always loved cream contours and highlighters more than powdered ones!

Cream Contour Set

So like I’ve said before I think it’s good value for €8 because the colours are pretty and you get 3 highlight shades, 2 contour shades and a brush / blender. Also I love how cream contour applies and I think it feels light on the face, also blends better and gives more definition.

Pressed Contour Palette

First of all the contour shade was definitely too dark for me, I’m not a fan of heavy contour or really dark colours, but I love the highlight/blush colours! Although it was only €6 I wouldn’t go out of my way to go buy it, simply because it doesn’t blend well or look good for me!

See you Thursday!,

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

Update again.

I feel like I’m always doing these but anyways, the reason I’ve not been active or posting is simply because my laptop broke and then my phone broke so I ordered a new phone and while I was waiting for it to arrive, a week before it came I fell really sick and was in hospital for a while and I’m only now starting to get my energy back and feel better, so I will be trying to go back to a posting regularly. I’m actually hosting a art camp all next week for kids so I might do a post at the end of the week all about that! Also any post you’d like to see me do tweet me them! @lifeasbeccaa, I’m actually been super active on twitter since I’ve been sick, so give me a follow!

Also Snapchat vlogging is happening now too, so If you wanna follow along on my shopping journeys and see new things in stores, ootds, beauty & fashion tips, travel with me or simply just keep up with my life add me on Snapchat @typicalbecca!

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

This Is Ireland

I didn’t overly explain this so that’s what this post is for. I decided i wanted to travel all around Ireland and see as much as my home country as i possible can, it’s going to be a little series on here that im calling ‘This Is Ireland’, i start on the 1st of june with Waterford and Kildare the day after, i hope to make it all over the place. So ill be traveling and writing about it all, ill be taking about where i went, where i have yet to go, places to see, eat, all about the different places, some history on them, everything!! Even public transport if you are traveling from far away and want to see these places and anything else you can imagine! I’ll be vlogging it all on my snapchat (typicalbecca) & instagram (lifeasbeccaa) and here of course so follow them all if you wanna come along on the adventures, also i will have different outfits everywhere and posting on instagram about them all!. This is just a sort post explaining it all and the waterford post will be up a little bit after this followed by the kildare one on thursday, it might be awhile but i want them to be prefect!!

 

thank you for reading,

becca xo