Tuesday, 24 September 2013

NE Bloggers Mink Meetup...


On sunday I left my house for once and did something brave! Im quite a nervous person and meeting people is scary, but I put the fear behind me and headed down to a north east blogger meetup organised by the lovely Megan from Thumbelina Lillie at Mink bar in Middlesbrough!

Honestly I was super scared about meeting everyone, as im definitely the youngest, But honestly everyone was so lovely! We talked about our favourite blogs and youtubers, favourite products, cats and even miley cyrus! Everyone was so smiley and happy and people just came up to me and complimented my outfit which was so weird but lovely. Putting faces to names and blogs was so lovely and having people actually know who I was, that was craaaaazy!

I didn't take many photos, but here are the few I did take-

Who said getting ready is easy for bloggers?!
 I wore my favourite outfit at the moment-
T-shirt-Topshop-£12 or £16 not too sure
 Pass the parcel!

There were so many people I wish I'd talked to, but I was so nervy! But I know that I'll definitely get myself down to the next meet up and try and talk to more people! Thank you to Megan for organising the lovely afternoon, and the lovely girls that made me feel included!
That's all for now,
Have a lovely lovely day

Thursday, 19 September 2013

A little wishlist...


It's 3 weeks into November and I have a cold. Great. So this means I spend more time than usual looking at stuff on the Internet...and wanting it.


La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo-£9.75
I've heard so many good reviews about this from so many big bloggers/youtubers! Hearing stories of how this product cleared their skin up made me green with envy as I thought it would be super expensive. But after googling and realising that it is surprisingly affordable I cried a wee bit, NEED IT PLEASE! It's basically a moisturiser that uses no harsh chemicals etc. etc. and promises "Corrective and Unclogging Anti-Imperfection Care reduces the appearance of imperfections and purifies pores." and from what I've read-It works!

Bare minerals matte SPF 15 foundation-£25
OK. So one day last week i got sucked into QVC. it's a problem ok. But they were showing all the bare minerals products, which I've had my eye on for a while and honestly i was impressed! It just looked so light and fresh and actually gave really good coverage! So I might have to try it out.
Topshop-Cord and stone collar-£16.50
My best friend has had this necklace for ages and I love it so much and they've finally brought out a new colour! This white and gold version is just beautiful omg. I've been wanting a chunky statement necklace for ages and I think I've found the one.
Sleek-i Divine in Ultra Matte V2-£7.99
I blame thestateofgeorgiaxo for this. She used the burgundy/red shade in a tutorial and I fell in love! The colours just look so autumnal and pretty! And matte shades ooooo! For 12 shades, 12 luuush, this is amazing value!
A burgundy lipstick
I want a deep red/burgundy lipstick for autumn but cant find the right shade anywhere! So if anyone has an suggestion PLEEEEAAASSEE comment or tweet me (@forgetfulbooks) PLEASE!
Lush-catastrophe Cosmetic-£5.75
I really want a soothing, cool face mask and loads of people have recommended this lush mask! I've actually had a tester of this and I did really like it, smells amaaazing!
So that's my wishlist! What are you lusting after atm?
Have a lovely lovely day


Saturday, 14 September 2013

You're never fully dressed without a smile...


I love annie, always have. I think I've seen it on stage like 5 times, and idek how many times I've watched the film! And today I heard "you're never fully dressed without a smile" and I was like-

That song is dang catchy! And it got me thinking about the fashion/beauty that make me happy!

I've had this h&m dress for soooo long and it's now too short to wear without tights so it a definite A/W dress and im so happy to be able to wear it again! I just love the bagginess and the pattern, it makes me feel really cute and really tall! 

I bought this Red velvet dress from topshop ages ago for a party and dvkmnvlsdfnkvlfkv I cant even handle the beauty of it! It makes me feel so confident and curvy (work it girl) and the colour is just amazing!

I wear my joni jeans all the time and I just love them! I prefer high waisted jeans as they seem to balance my figure out more, and these jeans are so comfy and make my legs look so long and slim! They seem to flatter every shape, as my best friend has them and is so so so slim and tall and they make her look even more amazing!

I only bought these topshop boots last week and I love them! The slight heel adds a bit of extra high and makes me walk with a bit of extra sass! I feel so fancy when I wear them and the cut out makes them ideal for summer and winter! Super comfy as well!

My urban outfitters dress and primark pinafore also make me feel amazing, I really love dresses with nice shapes and even though these two are the total opposite of each other, I still love them both!

I never really feel right without lipstick, even for school I have to wear a nude/pinky lip otherwise im lost! But bold lips will always be my go to as I just feel way way more confident with pow lips, and honestly I think all girls should own a lipstick that makes them feel amazing, I have 4!

Lately eyeliner has been making me feel amazing! I was totally shocked at the difference a winged eyeliner look did to my face and I likey, makes me feel all Alexa chung like (I wish cry) And if you can't work eyeliner? practice makes perfect! (trust me!)

So that's it! Leave me a comment telling me what things make you happy!
ALSO! You can now follow me on twitter, FINALLY HUZZAH! i'm @forgetfulbooks

Have a lovely lovely day


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

We didn't forget the books #1...


The title of this little blog I've been running for almost a year is "things the books forgot..." which came from the song Samson by Regina spektor, and the lyric "and the history books forgot about us, and the bible didn't mention us, not even once" which I LOOOOVE. But mainly, I just like to read.

And honestly, sometimes I feel like I have very little to talk about based around fashion and beauty, especially at the moment when I've been reading and writing and thinking a lot! So...

I want to start a monthly thing about LEGIT BOOKS (omg.) And I want all you fellow book nerds to get involved in the comments and over on the facebook page pls xo

I have certain books I re-read over and over again and I would recommend to anyone! So i'm going to recommend them to you!
Oh Stephen you beautiful man. Honestly my love for this book is like a year 7 relationship. I had never even heard about it, but then on one of my waterstones ventures in the Durham store (one of my faves, so cute) It just caught my eye and i was like...
And im not going to lie, while reading the book i was like "what the heck am i reading..." because it seemed to be drugs, parties, hormones forever, and honestly it wasn't until I finished the book when it hit me, and i was like...
If you're reading this book and thinking "what is this" hang on, you will understand! It's probably one of the most beautiful pieces of literature I've ever read, and the film didn't disappoint either, but I urge you to read the book if you haven't! I re-read this book so often and each time I fall in love with it further and further. PERFECT.

This is another book I just found and im so glad I did. This book made my heart ache and fly at the same time, it managed to make me smile and make me cry at the same time! I don't even know what to say about this book other than it just gave me a totally new perspective on many things, and im so so so glad I read it and even though it looks and sounds a lot like a child/young adult book, I think all ages should read it and love it!
What. Can. I. Say. When I bought this book I honestly had no idea what it was about, I had just heard the title and liked it and oh my lordy WHY DID I DO THIS TO MYSELF IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL AND SO TRAGIC.If you like love stories that fight to not be a love story, and actually have depth, this is for you (if you don't mind falling in love with, then crying over fictional charecters) just omg.
So they're the books i've re-read to death! Leave me a comment, or post on my facebook page what yours are!
Have a lovely lovely day

Sunday, 1 September 2013

My summer favourites...


I have no idea where summer went... like seriously Britain sort it out!

I have quite a few favourites this summer so I've split it up into sections, ooo organised!
Clinique city cover concealer-Idek
After returning from Spain my concealer didn't match but I didn't want to buy one just to use for a month or so! My mum gave me this one from this huge collection of Clinique products she has and OH EM GEE ITS CREAMY! The coverage is really nice and it blends in so well, if you can still get this I massively recommend!
Miss sporty studio lash eyeliner-£1.75
I wanted a really thin eyeliner for school and for £1.75 this one is really good! The pen/brush is really thin and easy to use and it lasts ages!

topshop infrared lipstick-£8
God himself made this lipstick, the colour is perfect, stay power is perfect, IT'S JUST PERFECT! If your looking for a beaut red/orange lipstick this is the one! The colour is really buildable from a bright neon red/orange to a subtle coral. I've been wearing it pretty much everyday this summer and i will keep wearing it forever!
Model co. illusion lip liner
I got this free in a magazine and it's now a beauty essential! It's a nude lip liner that you can use to reshape your lips and make them look fuller and oh my lordy lordy its amazing!
Crop tops left to right-h&m, h&m, river island
I've been living in crop tops all summer, with my joni jeans, shorts, skirts, EVERYTHING! I don't suit tight ones so these flowey ones from h&m are perfect and I love the design on the edge of the pink one, so cute!
White flatfroms-Primark
I reaaally need to buy a new pair of these as they are a mess, but these have been my go-to shoes allll summer and they're so comfy and go with pretty much everything!
Im adddddicted to this pinafore, I wear it 24/7! It fits so nicely and matches everything and its so comfy! My definite go-to outfit this summer!
I wore this on holiday and im looking for any excuse to wear it again! I love high waisted bikinis and the pattern on mine is just so pretty!
Rows left to right-
Biffy clyro, Justin Vernon/bon iver, come on Eileen (single), Lewis Watson
Tom Odell, Kodaline, Daughter, Misty Miller,
the 1975, the wombats, Gabrielle aplin, matt Corby,
Passenger, swim deep, Nina Nesbitt, Birdy.



Dr bird's advice for sad poets-Evan roskos
I read this in a week I loved it that much. Honestly it's instantly become one of my favourite books and i would recommend it to anyone looking for something over then john green and his teen romance cry novels (I love em really)! I just fell in love with the characters!
Book of longing-Leonard Cohen
I think everyone should own a copy of this book! I read so much of it on holiday and I never get bored! Even if you've never really read poetry before, this book is for you! Just a random collection of some amazing pieces! ahhh I love it!
Henna-Thanks to my bestie Megan & her fab mum x
I love tattoos and being able to cover myself in temporary ones all summer has been perfection! I've had quotes everywhere, wrists, feet, ankles, forearm etc etc AHH IM ADDICTED! I think you can buy the tubes for a couple of pounds on eBay and they last ages so wooo.
thestateofgeorgiaxo on youtube
I found Georgia's channel via instagram and I love it! She's so natural in front of the camera and always looks incredible! I've been watching her videos all summer and I find myself counting down till the next one! So go over there and subscribe and comment telling her I sent you!
  • YouTube HERE
  • Instagram @georgiamarie_x
Lydia maher on youtube
I've been subscribe to Lydia for a while but this summer i've just become addicted! Her voice is so beautiful and all her covers are incredible and her original song "tell me" has been stuck in my head alllllll week! She's also so so so pretty and has a lush instagram! Go subscribe to her and give her some love!
  • YouTube HERE
  • Instagram @Lydiamaher
So they're my summer favourites! Leave me a comment telling me yours!
Have a lovely lovely day