Saturday, 19 September 2015


I am going through a stage where I am really enjoying going to the gym and exercising, and I don't know why as I have always been the type of girl who has loathed working out. So I thought with my new found love of exercise I will share with you my routine.


What you wear during exercise is really important as it affects the way you move and how long you can sustain. Here are a few pieces that I feel can help you exercise, but still make you look fabulous.

Superdry Capri leggings- £24.99
Forever 21 Medium Impact - Abstract Print Sports Bra- £12.00
Forever 21 Low Impact - Crisscross-Back Heathered Sports Bra- £13.00
Forever 21 Twisted Open-Back Muscle Tee- £8.00
New Balance Run Pink 490 V3- £50.00


I have a large range of exercises that I like to do, they all pretty much work the same areas, which is everywhere;

Zumba- I love zumba, a room full of girls having a laugh is the best thing in the world. Zumba works your muscles especially your leg and stomach its also really good for cardio.

Tennis- I didn't think I would like tennis, but I really really do. It is amazing for your arms, and for just general balance and agility. Plus you get to make those strange tennis grunts and pretend you are a professional.

Just The Gym- Over the past couple months I have fallen in love with the gym, you can do everything there. I love the treadmill, the weights, I can do fat burning stretches. I love just doing what I want and listening to any music I want.


I think music ties up with working out really well, and I have a specific playlist that I play every single time I exercise. These are my favourite songs from it;

Rachel Platten – Fight Song
One Direction – Drag Me Down
Walk The Moon- Shut Up And Dance With Me
Fifth Harmony- Worth It
David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj & Afrojack – Hey Mama
Rihanna – B**** Better Have My Money
5 Seconds of Summer – She’s Kinda Hot
Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart & Sofia Carson – Rotten To The Core
Fountains of Wayne- Stacey's Mom
Wheatus- Teenage Dirtbag
Ed Sheeran - Don't
Lawson- Juliet
Pitbull, Ludacris - Turn Down For What

So this is everything I do and use to workout. How do you work out? Do you have a workout playlist?

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Autumnal Love

Summers over but don't worry Autumn is here, and that means you get to buy a whole lotta of new stuff to fit in with the new season. So out with the old and in with the new, here is some stuff that you need to have this Autumn.



I love scented candles they just make a room. I normally have about 4 or 5 different scented candles in each room, and they all have to change. I feel Autmnal candles should fill me with warmth and remind me of bonfire nights. These are some of my favourite Autumn scents.

  1. Autumn- The Melt Co (this just smells like warmness)
  2. Candy Corn- Yankee Candle (I feel this would be a more halloweeny scent)
  3. Wild Fig- Canova (I adore the smell of fig at the moment)



I think it is amazing how each seasons shapes our make-up looks, I personally can never pull of this Autumn look but it looks stunning when you can.
  1. Berry Lips- so your deep purples and reds, the darker shades just go well with Autumn
  2. Bronze eye shadow- This summer it was all about the gold, now its bronze. It is darker,                                & more metallic than gold. It warms up your face and matches well with                                    the dark lips 
  3. Flushed Cheeks- This also warms up your face and kind of ties he whole look together.
  4. Graphic Liner- More soft and sweeping than a cat eye, this lifts and elongates your eye, which                 softens the bright bronze eye shadow
  5. Smokey eyes- If like me bronze eye shadow is not for you I go for nice smokey eyes, which                         I find you don't need to buy a new eye shadow and it matches the other Autumn                          trends above 


Autumn fashion has to be my favourite thing about this season, I just think its so sweet and warm. So this years autumnal trend are;

Seventies- Bohos back baby! for the second time round the seventies are swinging, this time its more  folksy than glam rock. Cropped jumpers, bold patterns and this seasons key piece is apparently the poncho.

Fluff- From curly sheep gilets in glorious, bold colours to abominable snow jackets turning models into monsters. Boots are being filled with it, and designers are in love with it.So what will you be furring up this season?

Red- Oranges, yellows, bronze but red, it isn't really an autumnal colour is it? Apparently it is all the rage and I'm happy because I look hella good in it.

Bold Patterns- Swirls, stripes and spots, are sprawled across the clothes and they are leaving us in a daze of optical illusions.Wear top-to-toe if you’re feeling bold or do a Jonathan Saunders and break things up with some retro colour blocking.

So this is what in this Autumn, do you like these styles or are you going to do something completely different this Autumn?

Sunday, 23 August 2015

I Want You To Know Me

Well this is me, I'm such a poser. I have been blogging for about a month and realised anybody who does read this blog, knows nothing about me. So I am going to answer a few questions from the getting to know you tag and then because this is a beauty/ lifestyle type blog I am going to do a beauty this or that.
Here we go!

About Me

What is your first names? Orla Mary Rees
How old are you? 15, my birthday is the 26th of November incase you want to send me a present.
What was favourite subject at school? History or Music (complete opposites)
What is your favourite drink?  Pret Au Manger's Chocolate Frappe
What is your favourite song at the moment? A Whole New World- Aladdin or Teenage Dirtbag -Wheatus
What is your favourite food? Chocolate
Favourite book of all time? The Running Girl or any sort of detective or mystery novel
Favourite Colour? Pink or Glitter (because that's totally a colour)
Do you have any pets? A doggy
Favourite Holiday? Paris (but I'm going to Zante in October and I'm super excited)
How many siblings do you have? One little sister
What is your favourite shop? Forever 21
Favourite restaurant? Nandos!
Favourite Blog? I don't have but anyone I follow are pretty damn good.
Favourite Movie? SOO MANY! To name a few, Titanic, Up, Aladdin, Bridemaids, Bring It On or Die Hard 
Favourite TV show? Friends or the Bachelor
How tall are you? 5ft 1in (155cms)
Favourite Brand? Disney

Beauty This or That

Blush or Bronzer: Blusher                                                                                                                      Lip gloss or Lipstick: Lipstick
Eyeliner or Mascara: Mascara
Foundation or Concealer: Foundation
Nude or colour eye shadow: Nude
Pressed or loose eye shadows: Pressed
Brushes or Sponges: Sponge

OPI or China Glaze: China Glaze
Long or Short: Long
Acrylic or Natural: Acrylic
Brights or Darks: Brights
Flower or No flower: Depends on my mood

Perfume or Body Splash: Body Splash
Lotion or Body Butter : Body Butter
Body Wash or Soap: Body Wash
Lush or other bath company: LUSH

Jeans or Joggers: Skinny Jeans
Long sleeve or Short: Short in Summer, Long in Winter
Dresses or Skirts: Dresses
Stripes or Plaid: Stripes
Flip flops or Sandals: Sandals (Flip flops hurt my feet)
Scarves or Hats: Hats (I love my hats)
Studs or Dangly earrings: Studs
Necklaces or Bracelets: Necklaces
Heels or Flats: Heels
Cowboy boots or Riding boots: Ridding boots
Jacket or Hoodie: Hoodie
Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe: Forever 21
Curly or Straight: Curly
Bun or Ponytail: Messy Bun
Bobby pins or Butterfly clips: Bobby Pins
Hair spray or Gel : Hair Spray
Long or Short: Long
Light or Dark: I have brown hair with blond higlights so I don't know
Side sweep bangs or Full bangs: Side Swept bangs
Up or Down: Down

Rain or Shine: Shine
Summer or Winter: Winter
Fall or Spring: Fall
Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate 

So now you know a bit more about me. Why don't you answer some of the questions yourself or just tell me about you.

Miss Blog ❤


Monday, 17 August 2015

My Favourite School Buys

Inspired by Guilianna Marie's last post, I thought I would tell you my favourite school buys for this year. The summer has gone by so quickly, and I start my fifth year at high school on Wednesday! So to prepare my self for the hardest year of my little life so far, I bought myself some small treats.

I have horrible nails and I struggle to paint them, so I resort to fake nails. I have abnormally small hands and I normally can't find small enough fake nails, but I started shopping at primark and the fake nails fit really well. They have some really nice designs and they are only £1.

I don't even know how to describe this lipstick, it is just WOW. Kate Moss Rimmel London 28 is just my most favourite thing in the world.

I love the smell of DKNY Be Delicious its so fruity and sweet definitely  my kind of perfume. It is not to strong but will last quite a while during the day. However I do really like the smell of Vera Wang's Bejewelled or DKNY's Peaches and Cream. What's your favourite perfume?

I always need to reapply make-up during school and I'm sick and tired of trying to do it in my phone reflection. So I bought a little compact to put in my make-up bag and I had to choose a cute one.

 I live in rainy Scotland were you can never predict the weather, so you always need to carry an umbrella. So I went out and bought my self a cute little compact umbrella. Just like in the picture it is a small red and white spotty umbrella that matches the braid on my school blazer.

I adore phone cases, I can't get enough of them. I spotted this little beauty on amazon (where I get all of my phone cases), its so sweet. I buy too many phone cases really, Woops!

Hair bows, were would I be without hair bows. I have so many hair bows, in so many different shapes and colours, and I love them so much. They are like my signature look, I couldn't live without them. Do you have something that you over wear?

 In Scotland it is not only rainy but very, very cold especially in winter. So I wear fluffy socks, everyday during winter, and I got these cute little stitch ones, (another find on amazon), because Lilo and Stitch is my favourite Disney movie, and they are so sweet.

What goes perfectly with fluffy socks, converse! Yes boring black ones, because my school has a dress code and apparently coloured ones are against the rules. But I still love my converse, I find them really comfy and stylish.

  Cath Kidston is so chic they are really well made, really pretty and really school appropriate. I can fit all my cards in the card holder, there is a special clear pocket for my bus pass and room for all my lunch money. I think they are really stylish and pratical.

So these are my favourite buys for the new school year. Do you have anything that you bought for school that you love? Wish me luck for Wednesday.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

My Favourite Highstreet Make-Up

I am definitely a budget buyer, I don't currently have a job so live on pocket money I get from helping around the house and volunteering. So I don't get enough money for make-up brands like Mac or Benefit. High street make-up is believed to be awful but if you look in the right places you can find lots of hidden gems.


I struggle to find a foundation that matches my skin tone, which resembles the colour of the Snapchat ghost. Most of the foundation that I have used made me look insanely orange but I have found a few that I love. (All these foundations come in a range of colours)

Rimmel London Match Perfection- £4 pounds in a Tesco offer (My all-time favourite)
 Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse-  £7.69 from superdrug (thicker cover, no need for powder)
Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid - £7.99 from Superdrug

The two liquid foundations are amazing, they have a light, smooth coverage that feels lovely on the skin. While the mousse has a heavier coverage maybe for winter or if you don't want to use powder.


I am obsessed by eyes at the moment, I have to many eye shadow palettes and I will probably buy many more. Here are some of my favourite

Collection Little Mix All About The Eyes- £3.19 Boots
Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Palette- £3.99 Boots
Barry M Eye Shadow Silver- £2.99 Superdrug
H&M Nude Eyes-  £3.99
H&M Mascara Volume- £1.99
Collection Does It All 1- £4.99 Superdrug

I choose these eye shadows because they blend so well, the two mascaras boost volume, don't clump and last forever so they are worth every penny.



I'm not big on bronzers, blush and highlighters or just general powders. So here are the ones I use on a daily basis I do like them, I'm just not that good at applying them.

Natural Collection Neutral Powder-£1.99 Boots
Revolution Ultra Sculpt & Contour Kit- £3.50 Superdrug

The  neutral powder is easy to blend and doesn't come off to heavy. The contour kit is amazing for beginners, as I said I'm not to good at applying it but it doesn't matter with this because it just looks good when you put it on and it adds a little sparkle to your face.


Lips are everything to me they finish up a look, these are what a use to take care and decorate my lips.

Jelly Belly Tutti-Fruitti Chapstick- £1 Primark
Miss Sporty High Red 59- £2.59 Boots
Revolution Luscious- £1 Superdrug
Seventeen Barley Blush- £4.99 Boots
Barry M 151- £4.49 Boots
Natural Collection Strawberry Cheesecake- £1.99 Boots

All the colours are gorgeous, the reds are perfect for nights out whereas the pinks are lovely for ac ute day look, they blend well with other colours and are really nicely pigmented.

So these are my favourite highstreet make-up buys, they are not too expensive but are really good quality and are nice shades. What are your favourite bargin brands? Any recommendations?
Comment below and see you next week

Miss Blog :) x

Sunday, 2 August 2015

My Style Icons

I think I have a large range of style when it comes to clothes and make-up it moves up and down the line of fairy princess to boho chic. I don't really have a set idea of what I like and what I look good in. So I take my inspiration from these six lovely ladies.

Selena Gomez

I LOVE Selena Gomez, every since I first saw her in Barney and Friends, I love her music, I love her acting and I just love her style. It is really cute and girly, and that is what I go for most days. Her make-up isn't very overpowering, she normally wears a light lip with nude tones of eyeshadow. It isn't heavy and very natural which is what I normally wear on a day out.

Cara Delevingne

 I just want Cara Delevinge face, I think she is just stunning. I feel, especially in this photo, she has a really grungey girly style, which  I like to do to change things up. Wear a bit more contouring, and a heavier, smokier eye. She is just amazing and can pull off everything.

Vanessa Hudgens

She is just a boho princess and I love it. She has very Coachella, floaty and hippy style that I also have. I adore festivally clothing, which is a lot of shorts, crop tops, white floaty shirts, flowers, hair down and care free. My only wish is to look as gorgeous as her.

Taylor Swift

Swifty has had a lot of bad press lately, for her twitter feud with Nicki, but she is still one of my style icons. I just she such a classy, elegant style but can still rock a hoodie and a pair of bike shorts. I long for her wardrobe.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn is one of my inspirations, I think she is utterly fabulous. Her makeup is what I strive for,  her iconic eyeliner flick, her  bold lip and her eyebrows are just gorgeous. I think she is so beautiful and talented but she is also one of the most kind hearted people in the world.

Marilyn Munro

Like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Munro is one of my inspirations, she is care free, she turned her self into one of the best actresses in the world. She is one of my style iconic not because of her style in make-up of fashion (which I do love) but because of the style she lived her life. She was self conscious, shy Norma Jean and made herself into the beautiful, confident Marilyn that we love. She didn't care that she wasn't super skinny and she wore what she wanted to wear. I just love her completely.
So this are my style icons your thoughts and comments are always appreciated :)

Thursday, 23 July 2015

My Summer Health/Confidence Tips

Summer should be a fun time to spend with family and friends, but sadly for some of us spend the whole time worrying about appearance instead of enjoying ourselves. Here are a list of tips to help those in need, enjoy their summers and themselves.
  1. When it comes to make-up, always clean it of before bed especially if it has been a hot and sweaty day. Make-up left over night can cause so many problems, greasy skin, dry skin, break outs and wrinkles. If like me some days you jut can't be bothered standing of the sink for an extra two  minutes store some wipes or make-up remover beside your bed to make just that more easier.
  2. If you find during the summer that your make-up becomes thick, cakey, and heavy try a BB cream/ tinted moisturiser, it will feel light against your skin and wont cover up the beautiful freckles.
  3. Drink lots of water, I don't know if you heard but water is a miracle worker, it clears up your skin, wakes you up, gets rid of dark circles, makes your breath smell better and Beyoncé drinks it.
  4. Yellow stains on the armpits of your clothes is due to one culprit wet deodorant. When you spray on your deodorant make sure it has dried before you put you top/shirt/dress to save yourself from embarrassment.
  5. Summer is time for bold fun patterns, but be wary it can lead to some appearance woes. If there is any part of your body your are not comfortable with don't try to cover it with a pattern as it will just draw attention to it.
  6. Shop for yourself not the trends, no matter what's in shoulder pads or hot pants if you don't like it on your self don't wear it.
  7. Exercise as much as possible, as it keeps you healthy and releases stress.
  8. Summer's a great time to skip drinks with hard alcohol and choose a light, chilled alcoholic beverage
  9. Sleep Well
    Resist the urge to stay up later during long summer days. Instead pay attention to good sleep hygiene by keeping the same bedtime and wake-up schedule.
  10. Talk to people, human contact is really important don't hide away in a ball of netflix and tea, talking will make you feel better