Happy Christmas Everyone

Happy Christmas everyone! I really hope you all have a lovely day. I will be spending mine watching Christmas movies, opening all my presents and having a lovely lunch with my family. 

An update on me and where I've been lately will be coming to the blog in the new year, and all I'll say for now is I have some very big and exciting things to tell you soon!

But for now, have a brilliant Christmas and I hope you all have a fun New Year...

Thanks Guys
Love Hayley

I Really Miss Vlogging Everyday

For those of you who follow my Youtube channel you will know that I did a week of Vlogtober last week, and you know what?! I loved every minute of it, and am really missing not doing it this week. Which is funny because I really thought I'd end up getting sick of vlogging by the third day,
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Let Me Tell You About My New Phone

A few years back I got my first iPhone, the iPhone 4, and I bloody loved everything about it. A couple years past then it was time for an upgrade, again I chose iPhone, this time the iPhone 5. Again I loved everything about it, but when it was time for another upgrade I had finally outgrown the iPhone.

So which phone to choose?
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The Monthly Round-Up

I'm trying something new today, a little Monthly round-up of my favourite and your favourite posts from last month.

October is and has always been my favourite month of the year, I think it's mainly due
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13 Personal Questions Tag

Twitter can be so fun, and such a source of knowledge for me. I love finding great posts from amazing bloggers and I often take inspiration from them. Saying that, said inspiration is coming in the form of today's post for you.

I found this tag on Twitter the other day, and
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9 Instagram Photos That Make Me Happy

Taking pictures is something I've always loved to do, even before I had a phone with a camera on, I would buy those throw away Kodak cameras and take tons of pictures. Now who remembers them?

I just love the fact that you can capture such precious memories and moments in a simply click. 

Over the years it's become one of my favourite hobbies too, especially
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I'm Thinking Of Christmas Gift Ideas Already!

Every year I always say that I'm going to make lists, and sort all the presents out sooner rather than later. Unfortunately this never actually happens and I'm usually found running around like a lunatic on Christmas Eve trying to grab things for everyone.

This year is going to be different though,
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A Sunday Stroll Along The River

On Sunday I decided that instead of being stuck in doors on my day off, I would take my new camera (get excited...post coming soon all about it), out and have a little explore around outside. I was just going to venture to my local park and see what caught my eye, but my boyfriend suggested that I come to work with him.

You see he works in Staines and suggested that I have a stroll along the River Thames,
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Warm Winter Coats Wishlist

Autumn/Winter is my favourite time of year, I love that the days and nights are getting cooler I definitely don't love the really cold days! and you can start layering up all your clothes and getting all your winter jumpers, scarves and coats back out to wear to death.

I really don't need a new coat,
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I've Finally Got My Youtube Mojo Back

As I'm sure you've all seen I've been a bit MIA over on my Youtube channel. After the events involving my sister, (read the post here), I really wasn't feeling either my blog or my youtube channel.

I was rightly so, far more concerned with my sister and family.
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Another Collection Concealer I'm Absolutely Loving

Sorry for not posting yesterday, and for being late today, hope you don't mind. I've had quite a busy week at work and got back soo late that it slipped my mind that I hadn't finished a post I could hit publish on.

For wednesdays, today's post I thought I'd tell you about another concealer I picked up from Collection a few weeks back that I absolutely love. Remember my
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MMM ~ Rimmel Super Curler 24hr Mascara

I recently picked up this new mascara, and to be totally honest with you, I hadn't intended to do a review post. I genuinely just fancied grabbing a new one and not thinking okay let's review the hell out of this.

But I have to write this post as I bloody love this little lovely.
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Halloween Kids Costume Wishlist

I bet you've just read that title and thought "hang on, Hayley doesn't have any Kids, does she?"

Well no, at the moment I don't, so you where right to think it.

But I thought I'd
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Two New Shows On Netflix You Just Have To Watch

So you all know I have a small addiction to Netflix right. Ha who am I kidding I would die without it. Okay so slight over exaggeration there but you all know I love it yes?!

Well I have recently watched
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The Purple Just Had To Go

I love purple you all know that right! If you didn't where have you been for the past year? Lol

I love purple so much that when I started blogging of course I had to have a purple background now didn't I. Well recently the time came that the purple just had to go.
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An Update On My Sister

Today I thought I'd write a little update on how my sister is doing.

Again I won't go into massive details about the situation and if you didn't read my first post I wrote about
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And The Winner Is...

My Giveaway came to an end today and I just wanted to thank everyone that took part. 
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Review ~ Loreal Infallible 24h-Matte

Anyone else get shiny face syndrome by 1pm?

You know the whole make-up + sweat combination of shine that spreads across your cheeks. Or in my case my cheeks, forehead and chin.

For years I've had the whole 1pm shiny face thing and I am sick of it. Who's with me on how bloody annoying it is?!
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Review ~ Kiss Cosmetics Miniature Kissticks

You all know that I rather like a red lip now don't you?! Well I was lucky enough to be sent a mini kisstick* from Kiss Cosmetics a few weeks back to try and review.

Kiss Cosmetics? I hear you ask...
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In Pictures ~ Summer

Were well an truly in Autumn now but back in April I did a post called In Pictures featuring a few pictures I'd taken to mark
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Hi My Name Is Hayley And I Have To Confess...

The other day I came to a realisation that I may have a slight problem..

After sitting for almost ten hours
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Review ~ I Love... Peachy Passionfruit

I want to talk about two lovely products today that I am obsessed with. Okay I know I say that about almost everything I review on here, but these are just gorgeous and smell good enough to eat. If only! 
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Big Blogger Conference

Who remembers my little chocolate filled fun day out? (Read the post here)

Well the lovely ladies that organised that fun day hosted the Big Blogger Conference a few weeks back, and I was lucky enough to attend.
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A Post I Couldn't Find A Name For

Last week I was going to write a catch-up post about how I've been while I had my Youtube Blog takeover, but to be totally honest with you I didn't feel I could. If you've been a regular reader you will know that I usually post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. My blog is my place I go to, to have a break and let my creativity run wild. But last week I had some terrible family news.

I wasn't going to mention it on here, but I feel that I offer so much of myself on here already I have nothing to fear mentioning this too.
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A Little Thankyou, Plus a Giveaway

So it has come to an end!

My Youtube blog takeover that is,
I have really enjoyed doing this takeover theme and sharing everything with you.

I shared so much, like my favourite videos I've filmed (read here), an app every youtuber needs (read here), 15 things I love and hate about having a channel (read here & here). Or who my favourite youtubers are (read here), plus some new youtubers you should all be watching (read here).

If you missed anything I've added a quick way to read everything above #AYearOnYoutube.

I thought as today is the last day I would say a BIG THANKYOU to you all, I wouldn't have been able to do this without you.

As a little appreciation I'm doing a little giveaway. I recently won a Look Fantastic three month subscription which was amazing (if you follow me on twitter or snapchat you probably read or saw me gushing about it, post will be coming soon).
Then I managed to get my hands on another August box from them, (I got it at a little blogging conference I attended, again post coming soon). So I thought it would be the perfect giveaway prize for one of you lovely lot to win.
This is my August box, you will win an unopened box.
I just wanted to show you what you will win. 
So if you fancy winning your own August Look Fantastic box all you have to do is enter below..

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck

Also don't forget I'm filming a Youtube themed Q&A soon so ask me questions by either commenting below or go to my twitter and use #AskHayleyD

Thanks Guys
Love Hayley

p.s here's that channel link of mine again if you fancy subbing..

What I'd Be Doing Now If I Wasn't On Youtube

While writing the posts for my Youtube blog takeover I kept having a recurring thought.. "What would I be doing now if I wasn't making videos?".

Well to be totally honest with you
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6 Things I've Learned About Myself Since Starting On Youtube

Since starting on Youtube and with my blog I've noticed a few things about myself have changed. Most have changed for the better
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My Favourite Monthly Favourites!

Monthly favourites are some of my favourite videos to watch on Youtube. I also love filming them and have been popping one onto my channel every month this year so far. I'm hoping
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New Youtubers I'm loving

On Monday you read who my favourite Youtbers were. (here's the post if you didn't) Well today
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My Youtube Tutorials

Tutorials are something I love to watch on Youtube. I love how amazing a simple
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My Favourite Youtubers

I couldn't have a Youtube blog take over without mentioning my favourite Youtubers that I love to watch, now could I!
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15 Things I Hate About Having A Youtube Channel

So hopefully you read last Friday's post 15 Things I love about having a Youtube channel. If you didn't here it is.
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An App That Every Youtuber Needs

Being a Youtuber and working full time means that sometimes it's hard to get time to sit down and write back to comments on your videos.

Well something I have found that is a really useful tool is this the Youtube Creator Studio App. Lily Pebbles recommended it in her 'What's in my iPhone' video and ever since I downloaded I use it almost daily. It is great for not only replying to comments but it's also great for checking your analytics and video views. I love looking at it the day after I upload my video to see how many people have watched it before I go mad and share my video all over Social Media.

You can also edit the info in the description box, which again is so handy as sometimes I forget to add things when I first upload.
This is something I can't recommend enough for any Youtuber out there. New or Old.

Let me know if you get the app.

Thanks Guys
Love Hayley

p.s my channel is here if you fancy a look.

So This Was A good Idea?! Right!?

Cutting my own hair? Yep that will make a great video?! You know when you have an idea and you think it's the best idea ever. You won't listen to criticism, you won't listen to that tiny voice in the back of your head telling you no. You just go full force and let the idea become reality. Well that is exactly what happened when I did hair related things on my channel.
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15 Things I Love About Having A Youtube Channel

This is a two parter post. Today's is the 15 things I love about having a Youtube channel and next Friday's will be the 15 things I hate about having a Youtube channel. Now let's get all happy up in here..
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My Favourite Videos I've Uploaded

A few of my videos have been epic fails! (there still on my channel so head over now and see which ones you reckon are the fails). But a few I have absolutely loved filming, editing and uploading. I thought today I would share my favourite ones with you.
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Where It All Began

So today is the first day of my August Youtube take over on the blog. I realised recently that I have been on the youtubes for just over a year now. Can you believe it?!
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My Boyfriend Had A Little Birthday

This past week my boyfriend and I have been off work and it tied in perfectly for his 30th birthday on the 25th. We didn't plan much as he doesn't like to much fuss made. But I did put up banners and get candles for him, I couldn't resist it's not everyday you turn 30 now is it.
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I'm Open For Business

I'm sure every girl (well everyone I know) would love more money every now and then. Well I am absolutely terrible with money so I always want/need more money.  I get so carried away spending that by the 5th of each month I'm pretty skint.
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Review ~ The Body Shop's Vitamin E Range

Another day, another post about The Body Shop. Yes the addiction has not stopped.
This time I'm going to talk about their Vitamin E range. I have become rather obsessed with it.
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Anyone fancy some sweets?

I love sweets. I know it's bad but ever since I started eating food way back when, sweets for me have
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Modelsown Chrome Palette

Okay so yes the palette addiction has continued. I have another from Modelsown
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Review ~ The Body Shop's Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil

This little lovely made a feature in my June Favourites so I thought I better
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Real Techniques Duo Fibre Brushes

For my birthday back in February I got a voucher from my lovely work colleagues and decided to get myself this lovely set of Real Technique brushes.
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Learning To Enjoy The Simple Things In Life

Last week I had a lovely break from work and thoroughly enjoyed my time off. I didn't have anything planned and you know what I've actually had the best week in such a long time.
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