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ACCEPTING YOURSELF | #SECRETBP2015

24 Apr 2015

Being confident is all from within, yes somebody can say your pretty but it you don't feel confident inside and out that that is pretty much useless. Many people can compliment you, but in a few hours you will go back to feeling insecure or as I feel like ' Does that person feel sorry for me? I mean like look at me? ' Now I can tell you how many steps on being confident but if you don't accept your self and stop comparing your self to other girls * or guys * then this is useless :)

Personally, when I wear makeup I feel sooo much more confident and less insecure about my self. But if your wearing makeup to ' impress ' someone and you still feel insecure then ditch the makeup! If your doing so much to act confident but your hurting inside and they can't recognise that, then they can really piss off. * Sorry for that language hehe * Do stuff that makes you confident whether it's wearing makeup, dressing up, acting anything!! 

I got this inspiration from Emily over at The Perks 0f Being Emily, where you look in the mirror and instead of being insecure and seeing the worst of your self, pick out things that you love about your self! I love my blonde hair, yet people would stereotype me as a ' dumb blonde ' It put me down a few times until I learnt not be care because I love my blonde and generally do not care about there opinion. Because one day in life you will see that they are just completely and utterly jealous.


Sorry if this post was short I just wanted to speak my thoughts and also this topic was part of The Secret Blogger Project: 
(This post is part of a little blogger series I'm taking part in called the "secret blogger project 2015" run by teen bloggers Emily , Rebekka and Charlotte. About 30 of us will be writing twice a week on selected little lifestyle topics and you can also go onto the twitter and Instagram hash tag "#secretbp2015" to have a little chat and view everyone's posts. If you would like to join or know more (we'd love to have you!) Instagram dm @theperks0fbeingemily or if you don't have Instagram, send a quick email to rebekkarosebeautyxo@gmail.com!)

Ambra xo 

Afternoon Jog | London Bridge

21 Apr 2015

I really love doing Day In My Life posts because its such a easy post to write and most of the post is pictures. And as Dalal 'said' * hmm not really but hey-ho * A picture is worth a thousand words. So we were pretty productive that day, since we revised with our friends for about 3 hours then headed of to run down London Bridge and Tower Bridge. Before hand I do want to mention I look very gross and if we knew would be taking pictures, we would of at least tried to look more appealing. As you will probably see, Dalal came back from holiday therefore she is extremely tanned whereas I am extremely pale and that is tots not fair!! Also I am a sucker for being un-photogenic and just awkward and ugly so Lalal enough typing here is our ' Afternoon Jog ' 



Ah the colour difference here is just plain embarrassing. 










My outfit is just my plain yoga pants from T.K Max, my crop top from h&m I think and my hoodie is then from Jack Wills. These items are very old, hence why I'm wearing them to go running which means you most likely wont find them anymore. Okay yes me and Dalal admit we probably ran about 10 minutes in total and the rest was walking around admiring the views #sorrynotsorry.


I just wanted to mention I am about 4-5 followers away from 50 followers! Like wow, so thank you for putting up with my weird unphotogenic self!! Also this is a 'semi-collab' with Dalal so I will link her post here when it is up!! 
Ambra xo  

Borough Market | Blog

17 Apr 2015

As I have my exams pretty soon, me and my sister decided to go revise at Kings Collage which is about 15 minutes from my home. Since at home, revising can just get annoying and un-motivating? So first we went down to Borough Market to pop in and get some food however we literally spend about 3 hours walking around and getting food from different stalls. 


Here is my not-so great outfit. One reason why, was because I was too lazy to dress nice and two it was extremely hot! It was 25 degrees and I was wearing pretty much all black #Noragrets. Oops just found out that my outfit is all from Zara expect from my shoes which are from Nike #sorrynotsorry. But I suggest checking the weather before hand since I was not expecting this weather here in London. 


This was taken at Kings College and it was such a beautiful campus! It literally looked like a castle and was too cute.



Okay I am not kidding, if you are ever at Borough Market, I highly suggest go to the Goat Ice Cream Stall and get the Salted Caramel Ice-Cream omg it is amazing!!





Really sorry for the short post, I'm still trying to figure out how to take pictures for my blog since these were taken from my sisters phone. But I just want to say thank you so much for 40 followers! Ive only been blogging for 3 months and I've already got 40 followers! So thank you so much for sticking with me 
Ambra xx

Liebster Award

14 Apr 2015

Ahhh Hey guys today I am doing a very very exciting post, this is my first ever nomination for the Liebster Award  and if you cant tell I am over the moon!! So thank you to the very lovely and beautiful Sophie for nominating me I literally cannot attain my excitement. I will link her amazing blog here so you can check it out!!

The rules to the Liebster Award are:
Thank and link the person who nominated you.
Answer the nominator's 11 questions.
Nominate 11 small blogs who have less than 200 followers. You should believe that they deserve this award and include their links in your post.
Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer. Notify these nominees via social media/blogs.


Who I nominate
Edie   
What job would you like to have long term in the future? 

I would love to carry on blogging and hopefully have a job in the fashion and beauty sector, however I would also like to do a somewhat 'backup' job as an accountant. 

What do you enjoy doing on a lazy day?
On a lazy all my heart desires is food and netflix therefore I comfort my heart and give it what it wants. I love to watch movies and catch up on my TV shows plus gotta have my food.
What is your favourite holiday you’ve been on?

Probably Turkey last year, since all my family is Albanian, we would go Albania year after year. Which you could probably tell I would not enjoy. However finally for a change my mum decided why not go Turkey and bring her parents from Albania. It was such a good family holiday. 

Who is your celebrity crush?
Cara Delevinge all the way! She is literally the definition of perfection. As for a male I would defiantly say Justin Bieber, his voice is like an angel plus he is super hot, so whats not to like and he has other talents like ice-hockey, drums, skating and way more.

What is something you would tell your younger self?
I am quite young now, so only 14. But I would tell other younger teens to just be happy and literally dont care about any rude remarks towards you because they are most likely jealous of you or bored. 
What is your favourite season of the year and why?
Defiantly summer as a very very pale person living in London, I am hardly tanned. So in the summer it gives me a chance to finally be tanned. Which literally lasts about 3 weeks which is so sad. Plus my birthday is in August which is always cool beside the fact I am nearly the youngest in my year.

What song is your guilty pleasure?
I literally can not decide since if I pick just one song, it feels like I'm cheating on other songs. I am in love with ' Money, Power, Glory' by Lana Del Rey. So I guess I'll switch up the question and tell you guys my favourite albums. I Love Ultra Violence once again by Lana Del Rey, Journals by Justin Bieber and If Your Reading This Its Too Late by Drake. 


Do you have a goal that you would like to achieve by the end of the year?
For my blog, I would love to hit 100 followers on bloglovin and mentioned this before but to be invited to a blogging event. It would be so awesome to see other bloggers who love the same stuff as me.
If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Ummm, I really want to say a inspirational person but being the unique person I am haha I would meet Justin Bieber and the Jenner sisters, I just find them amazing although many people don't agree with me. Or just anyone famous, idealy Brooklyn Beckham also. 
What is something that motivates you?
For fitness wise, summer motivates me since I don't really want to go on holiday not feeling great about my body, but also dalal motivates me especially at the gym when I literally just want to fall asleep. But for everything else my mum and my grandad really motivate me.


If you could change one thing you’ve done in your past, what would it be?
To blog earlier, because blogging has turned out so good and I wish I would have done it eariler and been as happy as I am now. 

My Questions to you x


Whats your favourite movie?

When makes you happy and why?

What is your most used makeup product?

 What is one beauty or fashion item you cannot live with?
What is your dream job?
If you could change your blog to something completely different than now, what would you write about?
Which country would you want to most visit?
What would be your one food you couldn't live without?
What is your favourite album?
Favourite clothing stores and why? 

Thankyou once again Sophie for nominating me, If you have not been nominated yet, Im pretty sure you can do this aslong as you mention that I 'nominated' you x 


Ambra xo 

Spring Nails | Barry M Mini Haul

12 Apr 2015

Ooo lalal, this is the second time I've purchased Barry M nail polishes. In one of my previous posts, I reviewed the Barry M ' Vintage Purple Nail Varnish ' which you can check out here. With Barry M Nail Polishes, I have made a conclusion that I pretty much have a love/hate relationship with it. Many people rave about Barry M, but whats really not to rave about them? They have awesome opacity with two coats and only ranges from £3.99! However not many people think that the Barry M Nail Paints are runny, which I think that must just be my O.C.D to a nice manicure.  
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 The first shade is very cute blue shade with a bit of an grey undertone, it varies in shades since in sunlight it look pastel blue, but in dimmed light it looks more grey. I do have to point out that all the Barry M Nail Paints that I have personally tried are very runny, which is the reason why I have love/hate relationship. It only took two coats to look super cute and it was a change from my dark nail polishes and was very eye-catching.
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And the second shade is a very very cute nude colour but with a more of a pinky yet greyish and purplish undertone?? * Wow Ambra, great at describing * This shade dries extremely quickly which is always a plus since I am a impatient person. Once again I do have to point out the only downside to these polishes is there consistency, it was a little bit runny however the application was fairly simple and its such a beautiful shade for summer and spring. On camera it looks more pinky, however its more of a darker nude. 
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I also wanted to mention that I always use a Base Coat, I use the Sally Hansen Advances Hard As Nails Base Coat, it works wonders on my nails. As my nails easily chip, this works to strengthen them . I really love this base coat, I can never leave my nails bare since they have a dry texture to them but this base coat really helps. 
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Ive seen many people do nail art designs with these colours however being the no so professional nail artist, I stuck with the safe side and just painted my nails normally. However I think the these colours would be perfect with ' flowers ' on your nails, I will link a video done by elleandish // Janelle. Which is super cute and easy but if I would to try it, it would probably be a disaster.

Products Mentioned

Whats your favourite Barry M Nail Polish?
Ambra xo 

Night Skin Care Routine

9 Apr 2015



I like to keep my skin care routine very quick since when its late at night and I'm dying to get some sleep, I don't want to be doing a 30 minute routine whiles I'm half asleep, and most likely collapse on my bathroom floor. As I didn't want this post to be boring, this is my Night Skin Care Routine when I'm not feeling lazy eh 99.999% of the time... When I am feeling lazy, all I do is literally remove my makeup and thats it. #noragrets. But most of the time I apply a face mask on my troubled areas therefore it saves alot of product whiles also removing the spot. 



Makeup Wipes
I first obviously remove my makeup, whenever I'm feeling fancy I use a oil based makeup remover which helps cleanse my face as well as leaving it feeling refreshed. But because I am a tad lazy I mainly just use my makeup wipes and this helps to remove any dirt and oils that have been collected on my skin throughout the day. 



↣ Q and A ↢

6 Apr 2015

Hi girlies xx On my previous post, I asked you guys to ask me questions for my Q and A. And I never thought I would actually any questions, yet I got over 10 questions!! So I just want to say thankyou xx And without further ado here is my first ever Q and A. Which might I add, I was over the moon writing this post xx
 Why did you want to start blogging? 
I started blogging because I love watching youtubers, so I found that Blogging was like a toned down version of making videos. Blogging is a way of interacting with people who love the same stuff as me like fashion and beauty but in blog form and not in videos? If that made any sense x  


Would you rather have legs the size of fingers or fingers the size of legs?
Ah when I read this I somehow read ' Would you rather have toes the size of fingers or fingers the size of toes' and I was like defiantly having toes the size of fingers since fingers size of toes would be uncomfortable. But I think I would have legs the size of fingers, even though I would look very weird. Otherwise my fingers would look Freakishly long and even weirder x 

↣ What is your favourite beauty product?
My favourite beauty product would be my Mac Concealer, since its soo moisureing yet covers up my dark circles. Or any concealer in general. Its also like a alternative to foundation but less cakey and more lightweight x

April Update | Upcoming Q&A

3 Apr 2015


Hey guys since I have hardly been active, like posting only once a week or twice a week I wanted to kind of tell you why. Its because despite all of my prewritten posts, my camera lens broke therefore the upcoming posts may be delayed or I will have to do something that I never wanted to do. That last bit sounded so dramatic but it would be taking pictures via my phone. Which will NOT be the best quality but I don't know what to do and that's pretty much the only option I have. The phone I have is not the best however I will try my best to make them look semi good x Also I am doing my FIRST Q and A and I am a teeny bit excited okay I am literally over the moon!! So please please comment below some questions OR you can comment them on any of my Instagram posts which is linked HERE ! I will not mind how cheesy or weird they are as long as I get any questions xxx


Once again sorry for the in-activeness x
Ambra xx