Tuesday, 16 June 2015

A Day In The Life + OOTD // Brighton

I turned 14 on the 7th of June and this year I spent my birthday with family. My sister and I stayed at our other sister's house the night before and got dressed there in the morning, here was my outfit which was slightly different to my usually style

Striped tee - New Look
Acid Wash Leigh Jeans - Topshop
Boots - Also New Look
Sunglasses (even though I forgot to use them) - Forever 21
Flower crown

First we went out for breakfast in the morning (which, as you may know from my "10 things that make me happy" post,  is one of my favourite things). Then we got in the car to head out to Brighton.

Obviously we had  to stop for
Starbucks :)

Once we got there we shopped a bit, went out on the beach and went on some rides on the pier. Finally we had some GBK before heading home.

That's all for today's post, I hope you enjoyed it :) I'm kind of getting better at posting more frequently but I still can't come up with ideas! Anyways hahave a great day

-Aleena xo

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Current Favourites

Today I want to talk about the things I have been loving this past month or so.

This primer does what it says well on my combination skin but it feels really unpleasant. However, since the feeling is unnoticeable after a while I put up with it and still recommend it - after all it is very inexpensive too.

A work in progress by Connor Franta
 I typically wouldn't read memoirs but Connor's personality shines through as he talks about his journey to "internet stardom" and more. Plus he's one of my favourite people in the world so... :)
I went to his book signing on Monday 25th and bawled my eyes out!

Scent wise I tried out "Deep Night" by Ghost and seemingly kept using it through out May. I can't describe the scent so maybe just pop into a store and smell it because it is a great everyday scent.

Once Upon A Time
This has been on my list of shows to watch for a while and I finally got to it. It's basically about fairy tale characters in our world but it is not quite as lighthearted as it seems. I finally caught up and I loved it! Can't wait until it comes back

Colab dry shampoo
Dry shampoo is a miracle product for lazy people like me :D I've pretty much stood by Batiste dry shampoos when it comes to aerosoles, that is until I tried this one out and it's pretty great - also it's made by a youtuber(amodelreccomends) so yayIt doesn't leave any white residue, lasts long and actually does make your hair feel fresher.

Some of my recent music picks have been -
Strings ~ Shawn Mendes
Something's Gotta Give ~ All Time Low
Talking Body ~ Tove Lo
Nine in the afternoon ~ Panic! At The Disco
Worth it ~ Fifth Harmony
This is not a game ~ The Chemical Brothers
Got It - Marian Hill (Kill them with colour remix)

That's all for today, I know it's not a lot but I just wanted to get started on posting more  :)

- Aleena xo 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015


So one of my favourite youtubers; Troye Sivan invented this tag where you describe yourself in 5 emojis, I've decided to do it today even though the pizza emoji pretty much sums me up. I haven't been tagged but I'm going to do it anyways - wow I'm such a rebel!

The Umbrella Emoji 
I really want to travel the world as I grow older but I feel like the umbrella emoji  represents the one place I will never be a tourist - London! 

The Sassy Girl Emoji    
Next I chose the sassy girl emoji because it just makes every sentence ten times better so I use it in like every reply.

The Earphone Emoji 
I'm constantly listening to music and I genuinely couldn't go a day without some earphones. 

I picked the shooting star emoji because 
A) shooting stars can symbolize hope,guidance, luck, etc 
B) I'm and night owl 
C) I just really like the concept that we are pretty much made up of stardust. 
The Salsa Dancer Emoji 
Another of my most used emojis, I chose this one because she's just having such a great time 

Sorry for not posting in almost a month. I've had a lot of exams and stuff but I will be trying my hardest to post every 7-10 days even if it's just a quick one like this 
- Aleena xo

Friday, 24 April 2015

Skin Saviours

In today's post I'm going to be sharing the skincare products which seem to work on my acne prone, combination skin. I don't use all of these products daily yet I have found they work well together.

1. Remove any makeup
L'Oreal Paris Skin perfection cleansing milk
and yes, I took pictures in the bath...it looked nice
This takes of make up like no other, is very gentle and leaves your skin so soft! I would definitely recommend this as it's so quick and affordable! 

2. Exfoliate 
Clearasil Rapid Action pads
I have tried a couple of products from this range and I think the pad version the most as it is very quick and simple yet work really well to reduce my spots. This seems to work really well on my skin and helps keep my skin clear!

3. Whatever you would title this step
Clean & Clear Black Head Clearing
 Scrub - £3.99

This really just does what it says- get rid of blackheads, and it does a great job of that so long as you keep using it for a while.

4. Cleanse 
The Body Shop Aloe Calming Facial
Cleanser - £8.50 (full size)

I like this because it's very gentle and refreshing and does what it says. Also The Body Shop is against animal testing which makes them twice as great!

5. Moisturise
Mosturising  is an essential step (even if you have oily skin). You need to hydrate your skin, just as you would your body. I'm not too picky with moisturisers but typically I love Lush, Nivea and Ted Baker 

6. Lip stuff 
LUSH Bubblegum lip scrub - £5.99
This is literally heavenly btw.

Body Shop Rasberry lip balm - £2

I despise chapped lips, it is one of my pet peeves, so I always carry around some lip balm(this is my current favourite). I'll also exfoliate my lips very other day.

So that's it for my "skincare saviours", if you have any products that have worked a miracle for you, leave them in a comment below  :) Also sorry for not posting very frequently but I am feeling much more inspired now

- Aleena xo 

Monday, 6 April 2015

Ten Things That Make Me Happy

I think we should always embrace the little things in life that make us smile, like a stranger smiling at you. Even though it's a very small moment in a day, it really makes mine a lot happier and hopefully the stranger's day too. Other things that make me happy include...

1. Going out for breakfast
This is genuinely one of my favourite things to do EVER. I'm not sure why and I don't go out for breakfast / brunch often  nonetheless it leaves me happy for the rest of my day when I do.

2. When someone is excited to see you
I just feel really happy when someone else is genuinely happy to see me!

3. Fairy lights
I love fairy lights, my room is filled with fairy lights, I'm obsessed. I guess you could say they add some light into my day - yep, that was a really bad joke.

4. Packages
Who doesn't love packages? They are like a gift to you, from you.

5. Falling asleep to rain
I hate rain but for some reason I love falling asleep to it.

6. Netflix and YouTube
My favourite shows and youtubers always cheer me up.

7. Making someone feel confident
I love it when I say something to someone and they perk up and you see their face brighten up a little and you're like that was me I made them happy and then you feel fuzzy.
Anecdote time;  when I was younger I would approach random strangers and tell them they are pretty and my sister used to get embarrassed to be with me but that's something I'm quite proud of because who knows how big a difference it could have made in their day :)

8. When people reply straight away
Ask anyone, I'm guilty of taking forever to reply but when my friends reply to my texts or snaps instantly, I really appreciate it!

9. Travelling
Ever since I was very young I have loved exploring so I cannot wait until I'm older and can see more of the world.

10. Being healthy
This sounds quite odd but as much as I love pizza, eating healthily or working out really puts me in a good mood.

It was so hard to narrow down 10 things because even though I don't always remember, I have lots to be happy about. I hope you enjoyed this post even though it was another tag, but don't worry I'm preparing some posts such as "my skincare favourites" so you can expect to se that soon.

- Aleena xo