Saturday, 10 March 2018

Empties of the Month ~ No.2

Hey sweeties so recently I haven't found anything I really love, product wise, but I have been able to get rid of quite a few products - I won't lie it has been very satisfying as I went through a stage of just starting different types of products and not using them up! So I decided to get round to it...



Botanics gentle cleansing cream

So this product worked quite well at removing makeup which was minimal yet didn't work so well for heavier amounts of makeup, it had a nice smell and is very gentle but if you have extremely sensitive skin I would be careful as it has a fairly perfumed smell (which can irritate fragile skin)


Ari by Ariana Grande perfume 

I was lucky enough to be treated to this fragrance for Christmas and hadn't used it for a while before I began to constantly wear it (especially through the winter) it is sweet, floral and smells so good! 




Wild Bluebell fragrance by Jo Malone

This scent is actually mind blowing I once again was very lucky to be given this for my birthday yet I have been so sparing that it has taken me a good two years to actually finish this perfume! I would recommend this for anyone as it is young and fresh yet very classic and pretty! It is on the more expensive side yet it is worth it I can assure you.


Clinique moisturising lotion

This product was fab for any dry skin patches I had during the colder months that cleared as soon as I used this, it hardly has a smell and is so nourishing I really felt it changed my face for a while. Yet I don't think I will buy it again as I have a lot of other moisturisers to try out at the moment.


Caviar Illumination Capsules 

One of my friends recommended this product to me and I think it is fabulous, you are given two types of capsules one for day and one for night. You can purchase the capsules at Aldi and all you need to do is add a few drops into your moisturiser of choice and then you will get the best out of your moisturiser! I will definitely buy again as they lasted such a long time.


All my love

the secret whisperer 

xxx


Sunday, 22 October 2017

A new adventure...

So I have decided to set up my own little marketplace on depop and I just wanted to show you all what I'll be selling. Firstly I'm going to sell Pom Pom earrings and secondly I'll be selling seasonal Pom pom earrings with themes so look out for them :) I love coming up with pretty names for the colours so each earring will have a different name, so they will be easy to distinguish by. I cannot wait to show you all the exciting plans I have for after my little launch, I hope you are all well and enjoy the little photos I have taken!

here's the link to my page https://www.depop.com/ames_elizabeth

Mermaid Teal
Marshmellow Pink
Holly Ruby Red
Indigo Damson
Cornflower Blue 

Carbon Black

Nuclear Pink

All my love,
the secret whisperer
xxx

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Just a little walk with nature

Hello once again! Today I went on a walk with my mum and it was so beautiful out and we had such a lovely time so I thought why not upload some of the photos we took! As I do Textiles at A level we went out and were on the hunt for fungi as my title was worn and weathered but I was so surprised we found so many, much more than I ever imagined of finding. There's nothing better than being surrounded by nature and even the tiniest things can be so beautiful.








'We ought to walk through our lives not looking for flaws, but looking for potential'

all my love
the secret whisperer
xxx

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Library Trip ~ if you are anything like me I recommend this book 100 times over...


 


Firstly this book was completely found on the off chance (which in itself was really cool as I had no idea what the book really was about until I started to read it) and it mainly caught my attention as it had the word 'molecules' on the cover. As I take Chemistry at A level I was curious why this book was in the fiction section. But it was the right choice to make, as I won't kid you I read it in 6 hours! (BTW that is unheard off for me as it is quite a chunky book as well) One evening this past week I got into my bed and just read non stop (besides dinner) If I'm honest I couldn't put it down.


Anyway let us get to the review - the story follows two teenagers Stewart and Ashley who are forced together due to their family situation - they essentially become stepsister and stepbrother. It is really a book about growing up in a scary new school for Stewart and how he learns that he can be smart and interact really well socially. Ashley on the other hand is a popular girl at her school and is trying to make her way to the top of the social ladder. She doesn't like it when Stewart joins her school and gets in the way. But the deeper reason lies with her feeling betrayed by her dad so takes it out on her new family, Stewart included. 

Overall this story made me laugh, made me cry and made me feel very attached to the main characters and their family. The main characters are complete opposites. And yet, they have one thing in common: they - like everyone else - are made of molecules. I would recommend it to anyone!

I picked up two other books that I am in the process of getting round to, one is about Edward VI the son of Henry VIII and who only lived for 15 years. It is really interesting but there are so many names of people used who I don't know anything about so have had to keep looking bits and bobs up. I also took a book out about Margaret Thatcher who I have been studying at sixth form so thought it would help to do some background reading. 



All my love
the secret whisperer 
xxx

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Summer To - Do - List

Hey everyone!

As summer is here (unless you live in England as our summertime is always mega sporadic) I thought why not share what I am planning to get up to this holiday with you - which hopefully will either give you a few ideas of what you want to do, see or go (I decided to choose 20 things - so I would class this as a biggish list but still achievable and I will fill you in on how I do!)



1. go on holiday to a hot country
2. swim in the sea (cold or warm - I'm not fussed)
3. read 3 books minimum (I'm a slow reader normally but sometimes can be a bookworm - so I  thought setting a small goal would be more achievable and easier to accomplish )
4. spend quality time with all my family
5. do yoga watching the sunrise
6. go ice skating
7. keep knitting the jumper I started
8. learn how to touch typed 
9. do more embroidery - buy some little embroidery hoops
10. make some more clothes/upcycle
11. write my personal statement for university
12. ride a bike in a foreign city
13. play inflatable rounders
14. keep fit - swimming, running and walking
15. learn how to do the splits
16. progress my textile/fashion knowledge
17. write more blog posts
18. go to parties and see friends
19. have a picnic in the sunshine
20. feel ready for my A levels next year!





All my love and wishes for a fab summer holiday 

The secret whisperer 
Xxx



Wednesday, 11 January 2017

College Life and 5 ways to living life in general...

College. wow it has been a big step up from Secondary School for me personally and also as in the the change in work load. GCSE to A levels is a big jump! For a bit of an addicted workaholic like me that is okay usually but some days it isn't and I really feel there is never enough time!

However, everybody can feel like this so in order to combat these ugly stress levels and work loads together I felt it was time I sat down and wrote a new post...A SECRET WHISPERS' 5 TOP TIPS TO LIVING LIFE PROPERLY BUT WORKING HARD AS WELL...


1. MUSIC ~ I know it's sometimes the wrong thing to do but if you are sitting reading this I am sure
 you have a few extra minutes to go and listen to some of your favourite music tracks! here are a few that have helped me to feel upbeat and happier in minutes (plus they do say music calms the mind!)



1975 - Someone Else (Cover) ~ this isn't a super happy song but it's one I haven't become sick of yet (which is rare and it's such a lovely song)


2. DO SOMETHING FOR YOU ~ This is an important one because you always come before anyone else! (yes that is a tad selfish and I don't believe in being selfish to the extreme level but hear me out!) No matter who you are you are going to be no use if you aren't in a positive place yourself because you will just impact on people around you in negative ways if you feel under the grey clouds. So go on a walk with yourself or with loved ones, just take a break, go paint your fingers and toes, sew yourself a new outfit, do some painting. The options are endless but do what for feel you would like to do 'if you had the time' because you actually do if you get down to it :)

3. SMILE to strangers and talk to people you don't usually talk to, you will learn something new I guarantee it!

4. STAY ORGANISED ~ get a sheet of paper and write it all down! Everything you want to get done TODAY! because that way you won't be stressing about the whole week just one day and remember there is 24 hours in a day, 8-9 for sleep and 10 strong hours for work and bettering yourself!! (5 hours can be spent the way you wish - I know I haven't factored eating and travel buttt I just want you to see the outside perspective on your day!)

5. LEARN SOMETHING NEW EACH DAY ~ no matter how BIG or small make sure you go to bed knowing you have bettered yourself in one way or another because it will give you such a boost knowing you have improved even in the slightest of ways!

   Lots of love
         The Secret Whisperer

P.s remember your life is yours and nobody else's!






Friday, 23 December 2016

Sweater Weather Tag

Hello you lovely lot!



Today I wanted to do something Christmasy so felt that this tag would be a good idea as it will help us to get to know each other a little bit more ...


1. Favourite candle scent? My favourite is sweat pea but in the winter there is a lovely scent my auntie bought me last year called Frankincense which is so lovely! 

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? I don't like hot drinks but if I had to choose I would go for a home made hot coco - my grandma makes the best ones
3. What’s the best thing you have ever been given at Christmas? When I was around 4 or 5 we had Christmas at my grandparents and me and my sister were given a pink dolls house and it was the bestest thing ever
4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner? I love dark lips but hate that it makes me look unwell I think I need to keep searching for the right colour! 
5. Best fragrance for Christmas? I think my yearly fragrance which is Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci or Jo Malone Peony and blush suede (it is such a luxury but so bloody lovely)
6. Favourite Christmas food? The roast potatoes and chocolate log (am I allowed to say two things?)


7. What is autumn weather like where you live? Fab, it is crisp and sometimes icy but I love it because the leaves turn from green to yellow and then you get to spend more quality time with family and it's just a lovely time of the year
8. Most worn sweater? One from a charity shop which is maroon and is from Fruit of the Loom - it is so comfortable and cosy and cost so little
9. Must-have nail polish this fall? A light pink which is opaque enough that you can't see the lunula on your nail bed
10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles? I think both would be fun but I'll chose jumping in leaf piles 
11. Skinny jeans or leggings? Mom jeans?
12. Combat boots or Uggs? Converse?
13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype? I don't know but I love cinnamon 
14. Favourite Christmas film? This is a horrible question! But I of course love Elf and I also would say Serendipity 
15. What song really gets you into the Christmas spirit? I would say Santa Baby by Ariana Grande or All I want for Christmas is you by Maria Carey 



Love you all heaps 

the secret whisperer 
xxx