Sunday, 18 September 2016

OOTD: Michael Kors Plus Size Hooded Water-Resistant Quilted Jacket

Today's OOTD
I've not been around for a while now, and I feel like I'm finally ready to get back into blogging. I no longer have two jobs working 50+ hours a week and I have finally (kind of) got a routine. It was hard to let my retail job go as some of you know I was working for Yours Clothing for over two years and I absolutely adored working there but the airport is the next step on the career ladder for me.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Tips For Getting Makeup Samples For Free

If you are anything like me and like trying different cosmetic brands and products but don't want to shell out loads of money then I have some tips so you can do just that without busting the bank, all by claiming free makeup samples! 
In this article, we will discuss how you can try out both expensive and cheap makeup brands with the help of free makeup samples. You will equally get these sample products delivered to you by mail and at your nearby cosmetics store. We will also discuss the different ways to get full-size products for free.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Simply Be Haul and Wish List

Blogging has been the furthest thing from my mind the last few months. At the start I was busy with university then once all my essays were handed in I was enjoying freedom and trying to build my Instagram presence. My Macbook then broke on me just got as I got back into blogging again but I though sharing my recent Simply Be haul would be a great idea and I'll soon be back with my travel series "6 Reasons To Vist". 

Friday, 15 July 2016

Guest Post: Five Summer Lip Products, High Street to High End

First of all thank you so much for having me on The Life of LeeshaStarr, it's a pleasure and i've been so excited for writing this post. My name is Alice Rose and I blog at where I write about beauty, food, fitness & lifestyle.

With Summer hopefully in full swing I thought it would be a nice idea to share with you some of my favourite summer lipsticks from high street brands to higher end so there's probably a shade to suit all tastes and budgets. Lets get stuck in shall we?

Sunday, 10 July 2016

6 Reasons To Visit: Budapest

Chain Bridge Budapest, 6 Reasons To Visit, Night Time
 Széchenyi Chain Bridge
Welcome back to my blog everyone! I've been away for a month now and I've been super busy with life but I've decided to start a new weekly series to get me back into blogger mode - The new weekly series is called called "6 Reasons To Visit" and this weeks destination is Budapest! I went to Budapest back in May for four days (I'll be posting about it within the next month) and I had such an amazing time. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen some of my amazing pictures of the extremely beautiful country.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Five Amazing Ways to Enhance Your Personal Style

If you're anything like me your look or personal style is very important to you. Getting it right and feeling like yourself is essential, even when you're making changes. I've played around with my personal styles for many years now and I finally feel like I've found the real me! Check out the suggestions below to see whether they'll fit in with your original style.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

What I'd Buy If Money Were No Object: River Island Plus

I'm sure you have noticed I've not been around for nearly two months, I've officially left university now after three years of stress, fun and laughter. The last two months have been the worse, I've had to write my dissertation, and three essays all in the space of little over two weeks. I'm one of them people who leaves everything to the last minute which means I stress out and have to block out the world. I had a few nights of sitting in the library until 4am, pigging out on junk food, drinking energy drink after energy drink and pulling my hair out but it was all worth it because I'll be graduating in roughly 6 months, which gives me enough time to find a real job, have a few holidays and relax a little. I am still a broke student until I find a full time job. If you are a follower though you'd of seen I've been pretty active on Instagram and today I posted a picture of me rocking a super cute Kim-Ye sweatshirt from River Island's new plus size range. Unfortunately, I have to return the sweatshirt because it's about two sizes too big for me and I can't re-buy it because I refuse to pay £4 postage making the sweatshirt £29 instead of £25! Anyway, I kinda-of-sort-of fell a tiny bit in love with River Island Plus so I wanted to share my "what I'd buy if money was no object".

Monday, 4 April 2016

OOTD: Slow Sunday

A pair of black heeled boots with hello kitty tattoo on ankle
Yesterday I had a pretty slow Sunday as I started work at 1:30pm and finished at 5:30pm so I decided to wear something chilled and relaxed so I stuck on my new Mesh Varsity Top from Yours Clothing along with my black skinny jeggings and black snake skin pumps.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Turtle Bay Cardiff

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A photo posted by Turtle Bay (@turtlebayuk) on

During a recent trip to Cardiff for my friend's birthday (I'll be blogging about it soon) we decided to grab a bite to eat at Turtle Bay, we all love Caribbean food, Reggae music and we are total foodies so we couldn't wait. I'm 1/2 Caribbean and I know how many Caribbean food should taste so I had high hopes for Turtle Bay especially after reading so many amazing reviews. I've pretty much loved every Caribbean restaurant I've eaten in, it's a shame Turtle Bay isn't one of them!

Monday, 29 February 2016

OOTD: Hot Mess

Reality kicked in when my alarm went off at 7:30 this morning. My university "reading week" is over, I'm back from Copenhagen (I'll be posting about it soon) and I'm back to work and university everyday and let's be honest.. I'm feeling like a Hot Mess! Before I headed off to uni this morning I wanted to fit in a quick OOTD shoot. The sun was out and it wasn't too cold so I just went for it.

Monday, 22 February 2016

7 Tips To Ease A Fear Of Flying

I love traveling and I've always loved flying, when I was a child it was my favourite part of the whole holiday. I always wanted to get to the airport early just to see the planes, this love of planes still hasn't left me but about two years ago I got on a plane and nearly had a panic attack I was heading back to Gatwick and my palms were sweating, I felt like the plane was getting smaller, I wanted to vomit, my heart was racing and I needed air and to top it off the flight was delayed. This flight was the scariest flight I had ever been on and I had been on at least 20 flights already by this point. I remember I started to panic more knowing I still had four hours to go on this "tiny tin can" (after the delay) and I was panicking more and more. I remember falling asleep and waking up and falling back to sleep again and feeling like I had actually passed out rather than falling asleep. It was a nightmare! 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

February Make-Up Wish List

I will be the first to say I am a shopaholic, I actually shopaholics anonymous or something! All this spending has got my bank balance crying especially with all the holidays I have booked/have planned for the next 12 months. I decided that I need to stop shopping or at least cut it down, so I'm attempting to only window shop window shopping leads to wish lists and here is my make-up wish list this month.

Monday, 15 February 2016

How To Be More Sustainable Abroad

It's been a month since I got back from The Gambia and it's been super hectic for me and I've had next to no free time to blog but I'm sure you've seen my recent posts about The Gambia, if not the whole trip was about learning how to be more sustainable and learning about sustainable tourism. The trip really did touch my heart and it got my thinking, why don't I share my new sustainable knowledge with my readers and teach them the baby steps towards being more sustainable abroad.

Monday, 1 February 2016

The Gambia Days 7 & 8

My week in Gambia was a hectic one and it was nice to have my last two days in the country be a little more peaceful and relaxing. By this point in the trip I was starting to wish we had extended our stay, I could have easily done with another week just so I could explore a little more.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Gambia Days 4, 5, 6

Group picture at Riverside Kartong
By day four I was extremely tired, I was missing my friends and family back home and I was lost without WiFi or even any internet connection at all. You know when you stare blankly at your phone knowing no one is going to text you, yeah I was at that stage in the withdrawal symptoms. The days were feeling long with the heat and I could have done with a day of rest, in a pool with a cocktail and some breeze but days four, five and six really reminded me why I was in The Gambia, and it sure as hell wasn't for a holiday!
*Warning: Long post alert*