Growing up in Yorkshire - Penistone - Penistone Grammar School - Rachel Oates
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The Truth about Growing Up In South Yorkshire: My Experience

Last week while doing research for another video, I started thinking a lot about my teenage years and growing up in the small, Yorkshire town of Penistone. In the end I decided to make a video about it. It was so scary to make and even scarier to post as it was so personal and… Continue reading The Truth about Growing Up In South Yorkshire: My Experience

Books I Read in February 2017 - Rachel Oates
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What I Read in Feb

Here's a quick wrap-up of a few of my favourite books I read throughout February 2017. By the end of February I'd read a total of 15 books and completely 6 of my reading challenges.   What have you been reading recently? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

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Glam Smokey Eye Look

Today I was filming a Christmas-related video so I figured I'd make my makeup appropriately glam to get in the Christmas spirit! My video is all about how to get organised and buy the best Christmas gifts, even when you're on a budget and I'll pop it at the end of this post 🙂 In… Continue reading Glam Smokey Eye Look

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Pink Dress OOTD

This week I wanted to do something a little more dressed up for an Outfit of the Day so I went with one of my absolute favourite dresses; a gorgeous pink mini dress from Rare London.  This is one of those dresses I felt I was just meant to have. There was this little second… Continue reading Pink Dress OOTD

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Full Face Makeup Tutorial in Under 3 Minutes!

Hey everyone, got a really quick video for you guys this week. It's a new really simple run through of a makeup tutorial including a subtle highlight and contour, golden smokey eye and bold red lip. Would love to know what you think so here's the video and you can scroll down for Before and… Continue reading Full Face Makeup Tutorial in Under 3 Minutes!

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How To Wear a Summer Dress in Autumn

I love summer dresses! They always make me feel all feminine and happy. But you can't wear them throughout Autumn and Winter, right? The weather just won't allow it... Well not exactly. I'm a big believer that there are some items you can wear throughout the year and that mini dresses can be one of… Continue reading How To Wear a Summer Dress in Autumn

affordably fashionable by rachel oates 5 simple tips for fashion on a budget
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5 Simple Tips for Fashion on a Budget

Hey everyone, for someone who's never had too much money to spend on clothes and who has never owned a designer label I still love fashion. So, here are my 5 really simple tips for looking great on a small budget. They're really easy little things that absolutely everyone can do! Hope you enjoy and… Continue reading 5 Simple Tips for Fashion on a Budget