I am obsessed with BAGS. 

Shoes, meh. But give me a great bag, and I go over all swooshy.

 

My latest obsession is this Zara one I got for Christmas. I know I’m a bit late just getting it out of the box, but we all know how time flies these days.

It is made of THEE softest leather I have ever felt! It has two magnetic buttons to close and a small pocket inside for your phone, lip balm etc.

I plan to wear it forever. 😉

Would you like to see a Whats In My Bag on my Youtube channel?

I would love to know your current favourite bag in the comments! xx

 

Here’s what I’m loving all things beauty recently…

GUERLAIN BRONZER IN ‘BLONDE’
I’ve NEVER had a fancy bronzer. But my mum got me this at Christmas, and I’ve used it every day I’ve worn makeup since. It lasts so long, does NEVER make me look orange, and just creates the look of ‘I’ve had a weekend break in the sunshine’ to my lil face. I’m really starting to appreciate higher-end makeup products… ~cue the weeping bank balance…~

SEVENTEEN LIPSTICK IN ‘BARELY BLUSH’
I’m really into this lipstick recently. Its at such a good price point (£4.99) and deposits quite a good punch of medium pink colour. As you can see, I’m not the best at describing products but I just loved this *smushed* into the lips. See? 😉

 

BARE MINERALS INVISIBLE LIGHT DUO
This little duo is the light of my liiiiiiiiife! I use the ‘matte’ powder all over then go in with the highlight side on the high points of my life.

 

Whats your favourite beauty product at the minute? Enable me PLEASE 🙂

Okay, so to you guys I probably didn’t go anywhere. BUUUUUT on my end, I’ve had a complete blog re-design and now officially have my OWN name as my site!

 

natalieleanne.com will be the exact same as moremindfulyou was, so don’t worry. It will be the same me, talking about all the same things that I love, just a better 2017 version. I’m so in love with the new design and can’t wait to play around these ends a little more. So if you spot any little changes, its only me experimenting!

Watch out for better photos too as that is something that I’m definitely going to prioritize! I can’t wait to connect to you all a bit more on a website I’m super proud of.

 

If you have any questions about how I found this process, then let me know in the comments below and I might do a post on it soon!

 

Hope you guys love the new place as much as me,

 

Natalie

xx

I was never that girl that was born with good skin. Its just not in my genes unfortunately! As a teenager I had bad acne, and until a year ago (I’m 24 next month), I still had quite bad skin all the time. Now, and for the past year, my skin is looking better than ever so heres my tips…
 
*Please note, every skin and person is different. This is just what worked for me. *
 

Unfortunately I can’t find a picture when my skin was at my worst, but heres one I found of a usual picture of how it could be when it was calmed down a little. The picture on the right is my skin now with no products on, only moisturiser.

 
 
TIP 1: WATER
I’ve always been a huge water drinker so this one is easy for me to handle. On the days where I haven’t drunk as much as ideal, I notice my skin starts to look sallow and grey, purely because I’m dehydrated.
TIP 2: SUGAR + NUTRITION
Sugar is a big one for me when it comes to breakouts. If I had a very sugar laden weekend, Monday morning I’m gonna wake up with spots- its like a done deal. I try not to eat too much sugar, but have a little ‘treat’ every day in some sort (usually some chocolate!). I find that way it doesn’t break me out at all and I still feel like I’m not depriving myself either. The healthier you eat 80% of the time, the better your skin will be!
 
 
TIP 3: MAKE-UP FREE DAYS
Even now when my skin looks well, it always seems to benefit from a few make-up free days a week. Even if you can’t manage that, maybe just try and apply a bit of under-eye concealer and mascara, and let the rest of your skin breaaaathe. It will thank you for it.
TIP 4: DON’T MESS!
This is something I’m super bad at but I try my best. Picking your skin is never gonna end well. Sometimes, the urge is too strong and you give in! Then in the morning, it doesn’t look as great. Letting it be is always the best way, if you can!
Those are my top tips how I cleared my skin!
Do you have any other tips that may be useful to anyone? Have you ever had acne or skin problems? xx
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We all love a throwback post! So today, I thought I’d do my own to add to the mix.. 

  • Coming home from school and sitting on the bed, with a Flake yoghurt, watching Art Attack.
  • Putting the gienea pigs on the Barbie truck (none were harmed in this process!!)
  • Watching films on a Sunday afternoon with the duvet in the front room
  • Going to the shops for a 20p mix- I used to eat mine in about 272632 seconds.
  • Getting about 8 easter eggs from different family members. YUMMMMMM.
  • Reading Sabrina magazine, with the purple box you got free! Bloody hell, I loved it.
Let me know if you guys liked this & if I should do another one soon!

What did you used to LOVE?

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