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Strong, One Sugar - My SimplyBe Wish List

Good Morning lovelies! I thought I would change things up a little bit and do a fashion post, as a pull size girl Spring/Summer outfit shopping it the worst! I can no longer hide behind black jeans and baggy jumpers. I thought I would share my SimplyBe wish list with you all!

Hot Pink Trousers
Hot Pink Cigarette Trouser
I'm not usually one for bright colours or even smart trousers but when I saw these I knew I just had to have them! I thought I would be able to dress them down a little with my black classic vans and a white t-shirt, over size sunglasses and I might even go as far as say an oversized floppy hat.

Ruffle Sleeve T-shirt

Ruffle Sleeve Stripe Knit
This knitted T-shirt is perfect for the change over to spring; lets face it is still bloody freezing so there is no worry of being too hot in this kitted top. Definitely pairing this with some dungarees!

Eyelash and Lips Dress
HOW CUTE IS THIS!! As soon as I seen this I knew it had to enter my summer wardrobe, however... its grey, which means sweat patches.. erghhhh

Khaki Shirt
I have been obsessed with khaki and anything camo since around October/November when I bought my camo coat. I saw this and knew that it would look perfect with black jeans for a night out or even just afternoon drinks!

I hope you enjoyed this post, there wasn't a great deal that I actually wanted but these 4 stood out the most to me!

Much love,
Niamh xx

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Afternoon Tea - Albums I've been loving

GOOD MORNING! Lately I have been loving writing about music lately so I thought I would share all the albums I have been loving lately!

Divide - Ed Sheera
Staying at Tamara's - George Ezra

Harry Styles - Harry Styles
Back from the Edge - James Arthur

This is only a short post, I hope you have enjoyed it. What albums have you been loving?? Share them below I love discovering new artists and albums!

Much love,
Niamh xx

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Afternoon Tea - Summer Bucket List

Gooood morning! I feel like summer is creeping up on my so much!! I can't wait!! So I thought why no write a summer bucket list! What do you want to do this summer??

  1. Go to London
  2. Spent time in Newcastle 
  3. Read, read, read!
  4. Go to York
  5. Spend time at the beach 
  6. Try more foods
  7. Travel around England 
  8. Try to up my photography game 
  9. Spend time with family 
  10. Buy some overly expensive fashion magazines!
So I plan to have a pretty chill summer, what does your summer look like??

Much love,
Niamh xx

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No Tea, No Shade - Lottie Tomlinson

GOOOD MORNING!! How are we all this morning? I am loving my new scheduled and I'm so happy that i am managing to stick to it. Are we all liking it? Today I am finally writing a NTNS, I love love love writing these but they all seem to be lacking a bit of love lately and my lifestyle posts are becoming my most popular, are you enjoying these posts still?

Lottie has been on my 'hit list' for so so so long! I'm so happy that I am finally getting around to writing about her, I just love her style, it changes so much day to day and I feel like she could pull anything off!

Disclaimer: All the images used in this post do not belong to me. All photographs used will be taken from Lottie's Instagram, if the images need to be taken down please get in touch with me using the social media on the side bar.

Outfit One
Outfit One:
Lottie wore this outfit to the Boohoo and Zendaya event. The 90's vibes coming off this outfit are almost too much to handle! The peach hair compliments Lottie's tanned skin tone and the short bob with space buns add to the 90's feel of the whole outfit. The dress looks absolutely stunning on Lottie's petite frame, the black belt accentuates Lottie's waist and gives her an hour glass figure. The outfit is finished off with a black pair of boots and a black handbag. I feel as though the boots couldn't be more 90's if they tried, the white laces just top the full outfit off. What are you thoughts on the t-shirt under the thin strap dress? I personally love it!

Outfit Two

this outfit has got to be my favourite outfit that Lottie has worn, its so smart yet relaxed. I love how she has dressed a pair or Adidas trousers up with heals and a blazer. Her red lipstick compliments the all black outfit well. I feel like this outfit just screams Lottie, if you follow her on Instagram, you will know that she is all for relaxed comfy clothes, she pulls them off sooo much, I'm sooo jelaous!! 

I hope you enjoyed this post! I cant wait for you to see more of my NTNS posts that I have coming!

Much love,
Niamh xx

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Afternoon Tea - Saying Thank You Is FREE #AD

Good morning everyone! I was approach by paperlesspost.com to write a post all about their website and service that they offer, I absolutely adore it!!

Saying thank you for the everyday things is easy, you'll say thank you to that man that held the door for you. thank you to your bus driver, thank you to the check out lady but do you say thank you to the people around you? Do you say thank you to your parents for being there for you? Do you say thank you to your friends for making the tough times easier? Do you say thank you to your flat mates for helping you get through being homesick?

Saying thank you to a persons face can be difficult, Paperless Post make it easier with their 'Just Because" cards. They have a stunning selection of E-cards that are all customisable in anyway possible. This week I have been sending family and friends little 'Just Because' cards to let them know that I am grateful for everything that they have done for me. Paperless Post also offer invitations, birthday cards, get well soon cards, leaflets and so many more things! The website is so easy to use which makes the process completely stress free!

Have you showed family and friends that you're thankful for them?

Showing gratitude to the people around you has so so so many benefits:

  • A better nights sleep
  • Reduces aggression 
  •  Improves self esteem 
That is only the three benefits that stuck out to me but there are so many more benefits! This week I have felt so much better in myself and have had less 'meh days' and more 'holy shit this is amazing days'

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Much love,
Niamh xx

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Afternoon Tea - My Concert Bucket List

GOOOOD MORNING!! I'm feeling great this week, I've had an amazing week and I'm ready for another productive day today!

This week is a little different and all about music! Concerts are my happy place and if i could I would be at them every single week. The atmosphere, the music, just everything. I absolutely love it!

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Harry Styles
  3. Niall Horan 
  4. James Bay
  5. Vance Joy
  6. Coldplay
  7. P!nk
  8. The Chainsmokers
  9. Shawn Mendes 
  10. George Ezra
Who are you desperate to see in concert??

Much love,
Niamh xx

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Afternoon Tea - Year Goals March Revisit

Good Morning all!! Today is a little bonus post for you where I'm going to be looking back at my yearly goals and see what progress I have made... If any.

I had set weight loss and fitness goals but we're just going to ignore that because lets be honest we all knew be ing at uni I couldn't stick to that! 

Blogging Goals:
  1. Upload 95 blog posts (January - November) So far I have only uploaded 9... I thought I had way way way more than that!! Oops!! Hopefully I can get some extra posts uploaded in the summer! 
  2. Take part in blogmas As crazy as it sounds I have started to plan some posts for blogmas so I'm totally rooting for myself to do it this year!
  3. 73,000 over all views I am currently on over 27,000 views so I'm getting there!!

Social Media Goals:
  1. Hit 12,000 followers on Twitter I have recently hit 5,000 on Twitter so my followers is going in the right direction! 
  2. Hit 2,000 followers on Instagram I have just hit 1,000 on Instagram so I think that 2,000 is do-able by the end of the year!
  3. Post on Instagram regularly I was mostly only active on Instagram at the beginning of the year as I just didn't have the motivation to blog or even go on Twitter
  4. Tweet everyday  As of march I have been tweeting everyday!! 

Black, No Sugar - The Truth About Uni

Good Morning!! Ive been meaning to do this post for a while and now I have finally sat down and started writing it, I feel like its one of my favourite posts!

Before I carry on with this post I want to just put it out there that moving away to uni will be a completely different experience for every one, this is just my personal experience.

  1. Sharing toilets ain't that bad! - We have two toilets in our flat so we split them off into boys and girls which makes the most sense. Pooping with 6 other strangers isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, from a girls point of view I know we all put our music on and take perfume in with us. Its the small things!
  2. Sharing a shower is the worst - I know I clean the shower down and make sure every last trace of my overgrown leg hairs (or pubes, we don't judge here) is gone because I'm considerate of others who have to shower after me. Yet some people feel like its okay to leave clumps of hair and of course pubes ALL OVER the shower, like I'm seriously not exaggerating!
  3. Milk just magically goes missing (oh as well as any condiments you own) - Once your milk, mayo or ketchup enter the fridge it's as if the fridge itself is drinking your milk and eating your condiments because they just magically seem to go down and before you know it you have used a bottle of ketchup and 4 pints of milk in 3 days!! 
  4. You WILL hear your flatmates having sex - not only that but they will also hear you!! 
  5. Being independent is great... Until... you have no clothes left in your wardrobe because you're too lazy to do washing and all you have left in your cupboard in a tin of soup that you don't even like because going shopping is too much of an effort.
  6. You will cry - because you miss home, because you're sleeping pattern is all over and you're over tired, because being an adult is hard, because you've procrastinated to the last minuet, you will cry just because
  7. Your flat will always have people you don't know in - yep, when your bottom floor of a block your flat is suddenly the meeting place for what feels like the whole bloody block! 
  8. Getting read for uni soon becomes putting a hoodie on over your pyjama top and putting a pair of jeans on, the first week everyone is done up with make-up and neat hair. By the end of first semester you begin to wonder if people are actually still in their pyjamas!
  9. You will argue with your flat mates and I mean argue!
  10. Alcohol is always around... but the same clubs every week gets boring so you will loose interest.

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what experiences you have had at uni! Also let me know if you're going to be going to uni in September!

Much love,
Niamh xx

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Afternoon Tea - Early Morning Routine (Uni Days)

Good morning everyone!! I hope you are all well and have had a good start to the week. This week I'm going to be writing about Uni, I feel like I haven't really written about uni since starting in September other than the odd update post here and there. I'm now basically at the end of semester two already!! I'VE NEARLY SURVIVED MY FIRST YEAR AT UNI!!
This semester (which is actually over), my time table changed from the luxury of sleep in's every day and my earliest start being 11am to a dreaded 9am lecture on a Friday morning! How unfair is that!! In this weeks post I am going to be sharing my early morning routine and my tips and tricks for making them a little easier.

My first alarm goes off, yes that's a crazy early time but I REALLY REALLY hate mornings. This alarm is obviously turned straight off. Well its turned off when I actually wake up which is usually when my alarm has been going off for at least 20 minuets.

Another alarm will go off and once again I will turn it off, who really want to get out of bed this early!?

You've guessed it, another alarm. However, this time I will snooze because I really should be getting out of bed in the next half an hour. But lets be real here... I'm not getting out of bed until the latest possible time.

7:10am - 7:20am
I will finally roll out of bed and into a pair of leggings and hoodie.

7:30am - 7:40am
scran a bit of food and drink a coffe

I'm in the bus on my way to uni because it is absolutely impossible to get on the 8:15 bus. I end up being around 35 minuets early for uni but Starbucks is there to lend a helping hand.

Tips and Tricks!!

Some tips and tricks for making these early morning just a bit more bearable...

  1. Shower the night before (an extra 10/15 minuets in bed)
  2. Pack your bag the night before (it saves you rushing around)
  3. Lay out your clothes the night before (I find this helps me to have an easier morning)

Much love,
Niamh xx

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Afternoon Tea - Throwback Disney

Good morning!! I hope you are all doing good and are ready for a good week! I have decided to upload a bonus blog post this week to celebrate my productive weekend!!

This weekend I haven't been able to get enough of Disney hits and sound tracks so I'm sharing all my favourites in the ultimate Disney playlist. Comment below any songs that I've missed that you feel like just HAS to be on this playlist!

I Don't Dance - High School Musical Cast
This Is Me - Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas
Fixer Upper - Maia Wilson, Cast
Work This Out - High School Musical Cast
Introducing Me - Nick Jonas 
He Could Be The One - Hannah Montana
Hoedown Throwdown - Miley Cyrus
Play My Music - Jonas Brothers 
Stick To The Status Quo - High School Musical Cast
Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People - Jonathan Groff
Push It To The Limit - Corbin Bleu
The Best of Both Worlds - Hannah Montana
Strut - The Cheetah Girls
Butterfly Fly Away - Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus 
Rock Star - Hannah Montana 
Tell Me Something I Don't Know - Selena Gomez
For The First Time In Forever - Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel 
Under The Sea - Samuel E. Wright
When Will My Life Begin - Mandy Moore 

Much love,
Niamh xx

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No Tea, No Shade - Zayn Malik

Morning all! Back again with another No Tea, No Shade. I am so happy to be back in the routine of uploading weekly again, I have soooo many post ideas that I seem to be getting written around everything I'm having to do for uni. This is the beginning of a new mini series within No Tea, No Shade where I'm looking at couples. However... Now Gigi and Zayn have broken up I am going to be just using this as a normal No Tea, No Shade and the couples edition will be going live in a few weeks. 
Disclaimer: All the images used in this post do not belong to me. I have tried to find the original source of the image which I have linked, however, posts that are not linked will be from Zayn's Instagram. If anyone would like their imagine to be taken down please get in touch with me via the social media links in the side bar or at the bottom of this blog post. 

Splash News (Image One)
Image One:
Zayn's outfit screamed wealthy business man as he stepped onto the streets of NYC while supporting (ex)girlfriend Gigi Hadid at New York Fashion week in the middle of February. The all brown Tom Ford suit had the opportunity to be plain and boring, it was made interesting  by being paired with Illesteva rounded glasses, a subtle pattern in the Joseph Abboud coat and a pop of colour in the soles of his Louboutin shoes; This not only added interest but helps the eyes to flow along the outfit from top to bottom. The chocolate brown that runs through the whole of his outfit compliments his olive skin tone well. Zayn's stubble and perfectly placed 'messy' hair completes the look and adds a rugged feel to an otherwise clean and smart feel. I want to say a big thankyou to @zaynmalikscloset on Instagram for letting me use the information that is on their page! You are a lifesaver!!

Just Jared (Image Two)

Image Two:
Zayn could be seen to be wearing a blush pink suit by Richard James for the 2018 Grammy's back in January. This suit was paired together with dark brown loafers from Ralph Lauren. His tattoos and dark features stand out against the blush pink suit and white shirt. In my opinion I feel like as much as brown and pink work well together, I feel as though a lighter brown shoes would of went a lot nicer as the dark brown looks harsh against the soft hue of the suit. However, I absolutely love the addition of the camo print socks, they add personality to his pretty simple outfit. Zayn turned up to the Grammy's with a lot more piercings and tattoos that previous years, this only compliments the rugged, sexy, bad boy vibes that Zayn always seems to portray. I feel like I have rambled on and on about a pink suit and brown shoes... I really want my posts to be a longer read but not boring. Please, please, please let me know in the comments below if you are finding this post to be repetitive and boring!!

I was going to add another outfit of Zayn's but at nearly 500 words I feel as if this post is long enough. Let me know if you like this new style of writing and if the length of this post is too long or even too short in the comments below. I want to take a second to thank every single one of you for the continued support! I couldn't be luckier!!

Much love,
Niamh xx

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