What I've been Reading in March and April - Rachel Oates
books, Everything Else

March & April Reading Wrap Up + AF Reading Challenge Updates

Now I'm back off holiday I'm getting back into the swing of blogging and vlogging more regularly again (and loving it!). In my first post-holiday video I'm talking about a big chunk of the books I read throughout March and April. Sadly, I didn't have time to talk about all of them but I picked… Continue reading March & April Reading Wrap Up + AF Reading Challenge Updates

Growing up in Yorkshire - Penistone - Penistone Grammar School - Rachel Oates
Everything Else

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

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! 🙂

H&M Outfit of the Day - Affordably Fashionable - Rachel Oates
Hauls & Try Ons

Primark and H&M Try On Haul & Review

Hey everyone, earlier this week I headed into town to have a little nosey around Primark and H&M and to treat myself to a few goodies for this spring! I grabbed some new shoes, a t-shirt and earrings from Primark and a couple of t-shirts, a dress and jacket from H&M. Every item I got was… Continue reading Primark and H&M Try On Haul & Review

Benefit They're Real Mascara - Afforably Fashionable - Rachel Oates
beauty, Product Reviews

Benefit They’re Real Mascara Review

Today I decided to test out a new mascara. As you'll hear in the video below, I pretty much rely on a good mascara to make me look human. Without mascara my lashes are short and flat and practically non-existent... Last week I got a little tester for a Benefit's They're Real mascara and thought… Continue reading Benefit They’re Real Mascara Review

beauty, My Makeup Looks, Tricks, Tips & Advice, Uncategorized

You can use Lipgloss as Eyeliner?!

Lipgloss as an eyeliner?! Sounds crazy right but it's something I saw on Instagram recently so I figured I'd give it a little go myself! For this I used Max Factor's Lipfinity Lip Gloss in the shade Passionate. Here's what happened: The Finished Look Product List Face Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid - 20 Cameo Maybelline Master… Continue reading You can use Lipgloss as Eyeliner?!

beauty, My Makeup Looks

Attempting A Bright New Eye Makeup Look

Recently I've noticed how I always end up doing very similar makeup looks... always with golds, silvers, blacks, reds... So I decided I was going to try something a little different. I started filming a video with a basic colour palette in mind but not much else. Here's the gradient that was my inspiration: And… Continue reading Attempting A Bright New Eye Makeup Look