Tuesday, 30 September 2014

5 Favourite iPhone Apps

I'm going ahead and calling this my favourite iphone apps, even though I don't own an iphone. I do, however, own an ipod which is essentially the same thing without the phone bit. I don't have a massive number of apps on my phone but I do have some that I frequent more often that others and I am going to share those with you today.

1. Instagram: This is such an obvious choice but it's my favourite app by far. I love scrolling through people's pictures, be that someone I know personally or blogs that I follow or even just random accounts. It amazes me how good some people are at photography, without even seeming to make a huge effort. My life motto: everything looks better with a filter on it. You can follow my personal account here or my blog account here (shameless plug). 

2. VSCO Cam: Sticking to the same theme, I've had my instagram account for a while now so I am a little sick of using the same filters all the time. This is a really good free app that you can use to simply edit your photos (brightness, contrast, rotate, crop etc) or apply a filter which is different and a bit more exciting than those Instagram has to offer. 

3. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood: My guilty pleasure. I don't know what it is about this game that it is so addictive, because when you think about it it isn't really that exciting, but I could spend hours playing it if it wasn't for the fact that my energy runs out (not my actual energy, my energy in the game - I'm not that unfit). 

4. Bloglovin: I think I might be in the minority who still reads a lot of blog posts on Blogger but I do love this app for flicking through when I'm not on my laptop. I don't follow all of the same blogs as I do with GFC so I get to read some different posts and it's also just really convenient for when you are on the go. I just wish it was more like the website where you could see your own profile, blog posts and followers etc.

5. Twitter: I spend many an hour mindlessly scrolling through Twitter when I have much better things to be doing with my time. I love Twitter because celebrities and people you know in real life all have so it keeps all the gossip neatly in one place. You can pretty much guarantee that any big scandal appears on Twitter within minutes of it happening, with varying degrees of accuracy. It's also a really fab community for bloggers because you can get involved in the weekly chats, post links to your latest blog posts and see other peoples and keep up with your favourite blogger's daily lives which are so much more exciting than your own. Follow me personal account (@HollyMckie) here and my blog account (@hollylabeaublog) here.

Any suggestions for new apps for me to download?

Twitter - Instagram - Bloglovin

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Review: Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté in 10 Or Rose

Sometimes, a glittery lip gloss can be a little bit intimidating. It can also be a reminder of those dreadful days when you were young and thought you looked the bees knees with your 'make-up' on when really you were just embarrassing yourself. Yves Saint Laurent have changed my impression of glitter on your lips with their famous Gloss Volupté in 10 'Or Rose'. Retailing for £21 RRP, this is not your average cheap lip gloss. Paying over 20 quid for a lip gloss gives you high expectations and I can imagine you would be seriously disappointed if it failed to meet them.
I guess I'm just lucky then! This lip gloss by YSL is the prettiest thing to grace my make-up collection recently and although it may be expensive, it is really really nice. That's the best way to describe it. It's just... nice. It's a pretty pale pink colour with a fair amount of shimmer in it which sounds like a recipe for disaster but it doesn't give you that dreaded foundation lips look with some sparkle for added measure. It's very sheer, which means it doesn't dramatically alter the colour of your lips, just gives them a nice sheen and some excitement. My attempt to swatch it didn't go well because you couldn't really see much of a colour in the photo so it was pointless including it. All you could see was shine and shimmer. Not only does it look subtle and pretty, it also feels incredible! I keep rubbing my lips together when I wear this because it feels so good. It would look good with a more dramatic eye so that you aren't going too overboard with full-on make-up, but it also suits a more natural look to keep things simple. Being so versatile, it is worth the money. I don't know if I would go out and buy a load of them, but it's a nice thing to buy yourself for a little treat. It would sure perk you up.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Recent Beauty Buys

Even though I am pretty short on cash at the moment due to paying the deposit for my holiday to Malia next June, I still managed to scrape some money together to buy a few beauty bits and bobs that were totally unnecessary but irresistible. I haven't had the chance to fully try all of them out yet to write a whole review so I've lumped them together in this post with my first impressions of them.

YSL Shocking Mascara - I bought this from my mum's friend's friend who works in Debenhams and gets to take all home all the extra samples and sell them on for cheap. Therefore, I couldn't resist when I spotted this gem for only £8 in the box and snapped it up! So far I'm not sure whether I like it or not. I find it to be quite clumpy because loads of product comes out on the brush and even when you scrape some off, it still makes my eyelashes stick together too much. I thought that with my Benefit They're Real to start with though and now I love it so I still have hope. Sometimes the mascara has to dry out a little bit for me to like it because then less comes out. We'll see how it goes.

Bare Minerals Original Foundation in Medium Beige - Another purchase from the Debenhams lady, this time for £10. This purchase is justifiable because I use this foundation every single day and have done for a good while now so I know I will use it. I also use the same colour all year round (just use a bit extra bronzer in the summer and it's fine) so it's great to have a spare for when I finish the one I'm on.

Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner - I am running out of my Liz Earle Skin Tonic so I used some of my Boots Advantage Cards points to treat myself to this. I have tried it out once or twice and first impressions are good. It smells really lovely and it isn't harsh on my skin like a lot of toners are because it is made of natural ingredients. I'll be able to write a full review once I move on to using it daily after I finish my Skin Tonic but for now I can say that's it's really nice and a bargain at £3.99.

Collection Work The Colour Lip Butter in Vintage Rose - After being sent this in Perfect Plum by Natalie from Your Almost Alice because I won her giveaway, I went out and bought another colour because I love it so much. The formula is lovely, and feels so smooth on your lips. The colour lasts ages and doesn't dry my lips out, in fact it moisturises them. Super pigmented and only £2.99! Read my full review of Perfect Plum here.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Winter Wishlist

The shops are full of gorgeous winter clothing at the moment as we slowly transition in to the new season. I could list you a whole number of things that I would like but I have managed to narrow it down to a few things to show you today. Dark navys and plums seem to be in again this year, a colour scheme which I adore. Oasis also have added a touch of orange in their winter collection which is also right up my street! Unfortunately, with a lot of things to fund in the coming year such as a holiday to Malia in June, prom and saving for uni, I think this may stay as a wishlist rather than becoming a haul, as sad as that makes me. There are a few necessities however that I can just about justify buying anyway, no matter how much my mum shouts at me! I really really want a pair of jeans with a slashed knee and some chelsea boots to go with them - that's not too much to ask, is it?

What's on your winter wishlist?

Monday, 22 September 2014

Makeup-Free Confidence | #ProjectBareAll

I only just started reading Megan's blog (Thumbelina Lillie) but one of the first posts I read of hers was a project that she decided to start called Project Bare All. The idea is that you upload a picture of you with absolutely no makeup on and accept your natural beauty, spots and all, and improve your confidence. I think it is a fab idea and I completely admire Megan for doing it, and want to show my support by joining in.

I have worn makeup for years now, and I am only sixteen years old (almost seventeen, woopee!). It started off as a way to make me feel older and more mature and evolved into a crutch that I now rely on every day. I am a little bit ashamed to admit that I can't leave the house without makeup because I simply don't feel comfortable with it. It feels like everyone is looking at me and judging me and I have actually got to the stage where I don't feel like myself when I don't have makeup on and that isn't right. I hear people talking about how they love the feeling of taking makeup off at the end of the day but I feel perfectly comfortable with sitting in the house with a full face of makeup on. Because I suffered from quite bad acne for a while, I got so used to covering my face up that even now my acne is all cleared about from the odd spot or two when it gets to that time of the month, I am in the habit of putting on my foundation and concealer and a whole load of other products every morning. Truth be told, my skin isn't really that bad at the moment. I have a few marks from spots that are going away and I got a good night's sleep so my usually prominent dark circles have faded a bit. There is also the fact that my camera is actually portraying my skin in a very complimentary matter. It looks worse in person, trust me.

What I need to learn is that it is okay to nip round to the supermarket with no makeup on. It's okay to skip the foundation on days when I am short on time. It's okay to take that extra fifteen minutes in bed and sacrifice the makeup for some much needed sleep. I might not be able to do it yet, but I know that I will get there in the future and be comfortable with the skin I am in.

Thank you so much for reading, posts like this are surprisingly difficult to write. Join in on the project and share your bare-faced selfies on your blog and/or social media sites using #ProjectBareAll.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Book review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Warning. This book will make you all happy and cheerful, kill you a little inside, and then just when you think you are fully composed, reduce you to floods of tears. And I'm meant to be someone who doesn't cry very often.

Second Chance Summer was everything I didn't expect it to be. It was a quick decision in WHSmith when I was spending vouchers approximately five minutes before my train was due to leave. To save me a trip back, I picked anything off the shelf to finish the money I had on the vouchers and ran for the train (I made it, in case you were wondering). I didn't expect to enjoy the book so much that it is now one of my favourites. It takes a lot for a book to reach my top five, considering how many books I have read in my lifetime. Yet there is little competition for this one.

The official description of the story line: Taylor Edwards has made leaving things behind into an art form. When things get tough, she gets going. Then her dad gets some terrible news and the whole family decides to spend the summer at their old lake house, where Taylor is forced to confront her past. She hasn't been to the lake for years and isn't keen to go back, but then she starts to reconnect with the people she thought she'd left behind - including Henry, her first crush, who's even cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve. With fireworks, fireflies and midnight swims, the summer feels full of possibility and, for the first time, Taylor wants to hold on to the moment. But is one summer really enough to have a second chance - with family, friends and love?

All of the characters in this book are relateable and I like them all, which is rare. Admittedly, it took me a while to come around to liking little sister Gelsey but I got there in the end when she seems to show real emotion for the first time. There's a lovely moment when the two sisters are sitting on the couch together that changed my opinion of her. I also really liked Lucy, the ex-best friend. And the most important character to relate to, obviously, is Taylor. I hate it when a book has a good story line but the main character isn't likeable in the slightest. I love how Taylor is always doing things to embarrass herself and rarely gets things right - she sounds a bit like me.

To sum up, not the average soppy story I expected it to turn out to be.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

3rd Blogiversary

I can't believe I have been blogging for three years today. Who knew I'd actually stick to it for so long! Quite a bit has changed in my little space of the internet in that time, the biggest probably being a name change. If you have read my blog for a while you may remember that earlier this year I decided to move on from hollylikestoblog and changed to holly la beau, which I am much happier with. My photos also look a lot better than they used to. I made them so tiny that you could barely see them, and the lighting and set up was awful. Not that I am saying my photos are great now, because they could be much better, but there are a vast improvement. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported my blog in some way or another, whether you have followed from the beginning or only just came across it! It means the world.

P.S. Funnily enough, my 3rd blogiversary has landed on the day that us Scottish folk vote for or against going independent from the UK. I hope all you lot who are legible to vote are doing so! I'm heading down to cast my vote after dinner.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Evening Skincare Routine

I am a big believer in finding a good skincare routine that works for and sticking to it, with the exception of trying out new products every so often. For the most part, I use the same products day in day out and I can definitely say that my skin thanks me for it. I used to have really bad skin, with acne concentrated on my forehead and cheeks and I was really self-conscious about it. Several trips to the GP later, I was finally referred to a dermatologist where I was prescribed Roaccutane which was an absolute game changer. Now I only get the odd spot here and there at that time of the the month and even get compliments on how nice my skin looks (if I'd been told a year ago that I would soon get compliments for my skin, I would have laughed in your face). This is my nightly routine that I use to keep my skin soft and blemish-free (mostly).

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I use this to first of all remove all traces of makeup on my skin. I have tried Bioderma before but this is basically the same product but for less than half the price, so there is no need to waste my money. It removes mascara, eyeliner and foundation with a quick few swipes, ready to start cleansing.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
This is the epitome of all cleansers. It is legendary among bloggers and youtubers and rightly so, as I have never found another cleanser, or any skincare item in fact, that I love more than this. I like to remove my makeup before using this even though it does do a good job of that on its own, purely to keep my muslin cloths a bit cleaner and stop them from getting stained from mascara. It also means that I can use a bit less and make the bottle last longer (I'm all about making things last to save money) whilst still getting the full benefits of the cleanser. I wrote a review on this ages and ages ago but my opinion on it is still the same, so you can read that here.

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic
To be honest, I don't use this every night. I really only use it when I can be bothered but most of the time I am exhausted and just want to go to my bed. I love how fresh and smooth this leaves my skin feeling, and it still looks and feels the same when I wake up the next morning. Some toners can be really stripping but this doesn't dry my face out at all, nor does it leave a residue.

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion
I'm not sure if I've been using this wrong because I don't know if it is meant for your body or your face but I use it on my face anyway and I really like the results it gives. It's not too thick so it doesn't make my skin really oily like I would expect if it was for your body, but it doesn't say anything about your face anywhere so I'm not sure. It's also an awfully large bottle for a face moisturiser, but the first one I had was just a small tube. This is really affordable for how much you get and even if you try it and it does make you oily, it works great on the rest of your body too!

And there we have it! I like to keep my routine fairly simple with minimal products because I don't want to overload my face. Well there's that, and I like my sleep too much to faff with too many products. 

I'm also happy to announce that my end-of-school holiday is booked! Myself and a group of nine (I think) other girls are jetting off to sunny Malia in June for a week and I am super excited! 272 days and counting....

Holly x

Monday, 15 September 2014

One Direction Our Moment

I've nothing against One Direction, in fact I quite like them, but a group of five boys coming out with a perfume is just a clear money-making scheme. And no doubt they made millions from it when all the little girls demanded for it last Christmas after it was released (guilty). In a surprising turn, it is actually one of my favourite perfumes and I alternate it with my Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh as my daily perfume. I've had it for so long, like I said, but because it is an 'eau de parfum' you really only need two squirts at the most for quite a strong whiff of it. It's quite a sweet, flowery, fruity perfume (I am crap at describing scents) which is right up my street. 

The bottle is also pretty for sitting pride of place on your dressing table, as it does mine. I'm assuming that the cap is meant to resemble a crown, which I actually like. They've now come out with That Moment which has a similar bottle, but without the net bit at the top. I've smelled the new version of it and to be honest, there isn't a whole lot of differences between the two. 

If you are a fan or Marc Jacobs and Vera Wang, you'll like this fragrance. Even if you aren't eleven years old and you don't burst into tears whenever you see the boys on TV. 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

The Reading List

I've been acquiring so many books recently that I can't keep up. They are coming in quicker than I can read them and as sad as this sounds, it's actually stressing me out. I need some sort of order back into my life and so I've made a list of what books I am going to read when. Then I no longer have the stress of thinking what book to read next. Oh I know, I have such a stressful life. I probably won't even stick to this because I'll see what's next on the list and decide I want to read something else first but just thinking about making it is calming me already.

First up is Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson. I bought this book recently with some WHSmith vouchers that I received at my school's annual prize giving that have to be used on 'educational supplies'. There was a book I was dead set on buying (be patient and you will see that in a minute) and then noticed that on the same stand was this, and both books had a sticker saying 'buy 1 get 1 for £1.99'. Bargain or what! So this is the one I got for £1.99 and I am in love with it so far. It is so different to what I usually read (I like sappy teen novels) as it is about a women who wakes up every day having forgotten her whole life, even what happened the day before. She begins to keep a journal that her doctor phones her every day to tell her about which helps her to discover that the people around her have been lying and taking advantage of her condition. I've not quite got to the inevitable plot twist yet but I have kind of guessed what it is, so I won't spoil it for you.

I also need to read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee because I am studying it for my advanced higher English dissertation and I probably should have finished it weeks ago. I really like this book and again, it isn't my usual kind of story. Different can be good though, and I have been wanting to read more classic books recently. Along with this (as you do your dissertation on two novels with a similar theme) I am thinking of doing The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd so I really need to get round to reading that too to see if I like it.

Then there is We Were Liars by E. Lockhart which my friend Emma lent me to read and luckily it is a slightly shorter book than the rest in my ever-growing pile. It seems to have gotten quite popular recently with a lot of good reviews so I have high hopes for it.

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer and When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winmen are both books that I purchased on ebay used, but they are in such good condition, especially the Shock of the Fall. I saved a few pounds than what I would have spent on another website for something that only has very slight marks on the cover which doesn't really bother me. In fact, I actually kind of like it when a book looks all worn and well read.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is another book which has come to the forefront recently and I have heard a lot of people talking about. This is the book I mentioned earlier that was part of the deal in WHSmith and got me Before I Go to Sleep for £1.99. The cover on Amazon is a black version of the one I have so I am wondering if I maybe have the old cover or something? I have also seen some pictures on Instagram of this book and they are also black. This book is about a man called Nick who's wife disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. Everyone seems to blame him for her disappearance and evidence is found that he claims he did not do and the whole book is about discovering what really happened to her. I love how the camera picked up how luminous the cover really is.

Whilst I was in WHSmith, I also purchased Out of Tune by Beth Reekles and Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. I've never heard of either of these books before but I had vouchers to spend so I though I might as well use them while I was in Glasgow because my nearest store has a really poor selection of decent books. I have read The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles which I did enjoy so I am hoping that this follows in its footsteps.

And finally, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. This is the inspiring story of a teenage girl called Malala who stood up for education for girls and got shot in the head by the Taliban. Thankfully, she lived to tell the tale and now lives happily and healthily in Birmingham with the help of Christina Lamb. This hardback book was a true bargain at £1 on a Facebook group that is set up for my town where people can post things they want to sell and you can go pick them up. Basically like a local ebay.

As you can tell, I am going to be seriously busy in the next few weeks. Or should I say months.

Monday, 8 September 2014

A Small Change

Just a quick post to update you on a few changes I made to my blog. I've made a new header, changed a few colours here and there (only slightly), changed my popular posts bit and a few other bits and bobs. I really like how it looks, although I can probably find a few other tweaks to be made but nothing major. If you can think of any other changes I could make then do let me know. I just think it looks a lot cleaner and a bit more professional than before, what do you think?

P.S. If anyone knows how to put "/" in between the pages/tabs (whatever they are called) then can you please let me know of link me to a tutorial you used? I've tried googling it but I can't find it anywhere.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Collection Work The Colour Lip Butter in Perfect Plum

There is only one way to start this and it is to say thanks to Natalie from youralmostalice for sending me this after I won it in one of her summer giveaways. It's not often I win giveaways so when I do, it makes it extra special. I liked this one because it was just something small and wasn't too extravagant, but was still really nice to receive. It arrived earlier this week and I have been in love with it since.

Perfect Plum is the most gorgeous colour and is perfect for the transition into autumn. It is very pigmented, so much so that you can just dot the tiniest amount onto your lips and blend it out and still manage to get a decent colour pay off. The swatch above is just one quick swipe, that's how bright it is! (P.S. Excuse the chipped nails. Also, doesn't my hand look blue?) I don't tend to go very heavy with lipsticks on an everyday basis so I think I'll be finding myself using this as a stain most days but I went to a party on last night and wore it to its full potential. The compliments were flooding in! It has such a lovely, smooth formula as well and it just glides onto your lips. I like how balmy and soft it feels, rather than thick and heavy. The Revlon Lip Butters are nice but this is on another level. For such a cheap product, you get more than what you pay for (which is nothing in my case, even better) so I'm excited to go out and buy the other colours.

On a side note, what do you think of my background for these photos? I was in Paperchase in Glasgow and saw all the pretty paper they had and I thought about getting some for using on my blog but I wasn't sure. Then I saw that there was some from Nepal and I couldn't resist. It took me forever to choose what one I wanted and I ended up with two different patterns. You can see the other one here in my August Favourites post.

Thanks again Natalie!

Friday, 5 September 2014

August Favourites 2014

Well hello, September! You just crept right up on us, didn't you. August was a relatively busy month - I went to a few parties, officially started my last year of high school, found out I am going to be an auntie again, and that is just naming a few things. The weather has changed pretty dramatically now as well, and it is finally acceptable to dig out the scarves and boots. Give it a month or two and I will have my big winter coat on that I bought in the sale last year in River Island that I haven't had a change to wear yet. I love winter clothes, the big woolly jumpers, the coats, the darker colours. I am looking forward to sunny, frosty mornings walking to school and Christmas shopping. Yep, I went there. It's almost Christmas.

This primer is fantastic for doing exactly as it says. It makes my skin look so fresh, no matter how much or how little sleep I got the night before. It is slightly glittery but that doesn't seem to be an issue on my slightly oily skin. It does work under all types of foundation but nothing matches it better than the BareMinerals powder foundation. It makes it glide on so easily and with a fuller, smoother coverage. 

I bought my copy off of Ebay but I linked to Amazon because I know not everyone has a paypal account (little tip though, I bought mine for about £2 on Ebay). I haven't finished this yet, I'm not even that far in but I love it already. The fact that it is a true story, and I know what is going to happen makes it such an interesting read and very different to my usual. It's kind of heartbreaking reading this innocent young girls thoughts and knowing that she didn't deserve what happened to her family. I just know I will be crying when it gets right in to the nitty gritty stuff.

'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood' game - FREE
My guilty pleasure this month. If you haven't tried this game yet, what are you doing with your life. It's so addictive and completely and utterly pointless but I love it. You have a little character that you get to dress up and you do different photo shoots and events and work your way up to becoming an A-lister. Oh, I could sit for hours playing it but unfortunately you have to sit and wait for your energy to go back up.

Wilko Duo Eye Brush - £3
This gem is possibly my favourite purchase of the month. I use the angled brush for filling in my eyebrows. It's great because it's not too soft and bendy that my eyebrows end up really messy but it's also not too stiff so that they look too drawn-on and severe. Just the perfect combination of the two. The other end is pretty good for blending eyeshadow and applying powder to the crease, although it's not my favourite eye brush ever. It is well worth it for the eyebrow end though because you could buy the two separately for £3 each or £3 for a double ended one. It's a no brainer really.

I genuinely cannot get enough of this recently. I have a cup when I get up most mornings, a cup in my free periods at school (we have a kettle in our 6th year common area) and a cup when I get in from school. I think I may actually have an addiction. I have a full cup sitting next to me right now, I'm waiting for it to cool down a bit as I type! I take one teaspoon of sugar and a bit of milk in my cuppa, but maybe I should cut down on the sugar if I am going to carry on drinking this much.

UPDATE: An hour and a half later, I have finished aforementioned cup of coffee and have just this minute made myself another. Oops.

Are you looking forward to winter?


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The British Tag

Glasgow city centre, taken from an old blog post of mine
I was tagged by the lovely Ashley from Opaque Moonlight which is a blog I adore. It's so pretty (isn't the name of it so cool and inventive) and she does really nice ootd posts if you are interested! Here's a link to her most recent ootd since I love the look so much!!

I'm going to say this before I get stuck in, people seem to always link Britain to English people and discount the Scots altogether. Like, hello! I'm British too! And 'British accents' generally mean an English accent. That being said, I'm not sure if I would still be a British citizen if we become independent after the referendum this month. If anyone knows the answer to that question then do let me know! This whole independence thing confuses me.

1. How many cups of tea do you have a day and how many sugars?
I'm more of a coffee person than a tea person and I have one or two cups of that a day, but if I was to drink tea I would have just one teaspoon of sugar and a little bit of milk. I just prefer the taste of coffee to tea, although I haven't been drinking it anywhere near as long.

2. Favourite part of your roast?
Am I meant to eat roasts all the time because I am (supposedly) British? Because I don't. But Yorkshire puddings, oooooh they give me goosebumps. Yum.

3. Favourite dunking biscuit?
I am just proving to myself here that I am a crap British person because I don't drink tea much, don't eat roasts and hate dunking biscuits.

4. Favourite quintessentially British pastime?
Walking along the beach front eating ice cream from the cute little shop with the guy who shouts 'Hello doll!' everytime I walk past.

5. Favourite word?
I love saying anorak everytime I visit my sister and her husband in America because it baffles everyone around me. They simply call it a jacket or a parka but us British folk like to be different and say anorak. Oh and I also like saying 'cheerio' and no that does not have anything to do with the breakfast cereal. I can't think of any more off the top of my head, there are probably so many British words that I say without even realising that they are British. I saw Ashley put giggle and kettle, do people outside of Britain really not say those words? I say them several times per day haha!

6. Cockney rhyme slang?
Can you Adam and Eve it? = Can you believe it?

7. Favourite sweet?
Those flying saucer things! They are sooo good. They are basically just little rice paper disks filled with sherbet and they come in all different colours. The outside tastes like cardboard but I still love them. If you don't know what they are or have never tried them, I highly recommend you go out and buy some.

8. What would your pub be called?
I am rubbish at this kind of thing, although I did once see a pub called The Pub With No Name which isn't very British but I love it.

9. No 1 British person?
The Queen! I absolutely adore the queen, and just the royal family in general.

10. Favourite shop/restaurant?
If New Look is British then that is my answer. It just has everything you could possibly need and if I ever have something in mind, I can look in there and find it. As for a restaurant, there is one near me that is called The Meridian and it is incredible. The food is delicious (and super cheap) and they have lazy Sundays when you can go in to read your newspaper and eat breakfast food all day long. What more could you ask for.

11. What British song pops into your head?
Always look on the bright side of life, doo doo, doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo....

12. Marmite?

I tag anyone who fancies answering these questions, but more specifically Heather, Natalie and Hayley!