Hello Freckles Looking Back on 2014
I feel like I've put off writing this post more times than I should really admit. Truth is, I'm not really sure I'm willing to let go of 2014. I've done a lot this year and I'm not sure where 2015 will take me. I no longer have my safety net of being a student to fall back on if things go a bit pear shaped and at 22 I guess I should be considering careers and where I want to go. It's all a bit too grown up for my liking! Get a cuppa and let's have a chat about this year.

Looking Back on 2014

December 31, 2014

Hello Freckles Looking Back on 2014
I feel like I've put off writing this post more times than I should really admit. Truth is, I'm not really sure I'm willing to let go of 2014. I've done a lot this year and I'm not sure where 2015 will take me. I no longer have my safety net of being a student to fall back on if things go a bit pear shaped and at 22 I guess I should be considering careers and where I want to go. It's all a bit too grown up for my liking! Get a cuppa and let's have a chat about this year.
Hello Freckles Interior Lantern String Lights Asda
I've been wanting to revamp my room for a little while and make it more 'me' so this opportunity couldn't have come along at a better time. I've had my room in the same layout for years now, so it's great to be able to change things up and while it's still a work in progress (that's why you won't see all of my room) I wanted to let you have a nosy at the new items I've added.

Interiors | My Bedroom

December 24, 2014

Hello Freckles Interior Lantern String Lights Asda
I've been wanting to revamp my room for a little while and make it more 'me' so this opportunity couldn't have come along at a better time. I've had my room in the same layout for years now, so it's great to be able to change things up and while it's still a work in progress (that's why you won't see all of my room) I wanted to let you have a nosy at the new items I've added.
Hello Freckles 2014 Beauty Favourites
It's been difficult to narrow down to just 10 stand out products of 2014, but somehow I've done it! From nails to perfume to body, I think I've covered all things beauty and of course I've got a few shout outs to some close contenders.

The Best of 2014 | Beauty

December 23, 2014

Hello Freckles 2014 Beauty Favourites
It's been difficult to narrow down to just 10 stand out products of 2014, but somehow I've done it! From nails to perfume to body, I think I've covered all things beauty and of course I've got a few shout outs to some close contenders.
Hello Freckles The Botanist Newcastle Cocktails
Last week I was invited along to a new bar that's opening up in Newcastle and it's safe to say, it's already made a big impression on me! With over 50 different beers and ciders, over 45 cocktails on their impressive menu and live music every night, it's exactly what Newcastle has been missing.

The Botanist | Newcastle

December 17, 2014

Hello Freckles The Botanist Newcastle Cocktails
Last week I was invited along to a new bar that's opening up in Newcastle and it's safe to say, it's already made a big impression on me! With over 50 different beers and ciders, over 45 cocktails on their impressive menu and live music every night, it's exactly what Newcastle has been missing.
hello freckles sunday summary heisenberg walter white grindsmiths coffee
This week I had a coffee with Walter White, saw Taking Back Sunday for the second time, had a go at making a cocktail and blogged about takeaways!

Sunday Summary #50

December 14, 2014

hello freckles sunday summary heisenberg walter white grindsmiths coffee
This week I had a coffee with Walter White, saw Taking Back Sunday for the second time, had a go at making a cocktail and blogged about takeaways!
Hello Freckles Sephora Lip Stain Review
Back in the summer, I spent a few days in Paris and naturally, I fell (purposefully) into Sephora. I shared what I bought in this post, but these lip stains are so worthy of their own post that it was bound to happen sometime! Plus, I bet if you're quick you can snap up some Sephora treats in time for Christmas!

Sephora Lip Stains

December 10, 2014

Hello Freckles Sephora Lip Stain Review
Back in the summer, I spent a few days in Paris and naturally, I fell (purposefully) into Sephora. I shared what I bought in this post, but these lip stains are so worthy of their own post that it was bound to happen sometime! Plus, I bet if you're quick you can snap up some Sephora treats in time for Christmas!
Hello Freckles Outfit Fashion Style NEbloggers
It's been a while since I last posted an outfit on here, hasn't it? This coat has pretty much been my go-to for the past month (maybe two) so it seemed only right that I share my bargain find with you! It's also my first outfit post with my shorter hair too, eep!

Baby Blue

December 04, 2014

Hello Freckles Outfit Fashion Style NEbloggers
It's been a while since I last posted an outfit on here, hasn't it? This coat has pretty much been my go-to for the past month (maybe two) so it seemed only right that I share my bargain find with you! It's also my first outfit post with my shorter hair too, eep!
Hello Freckles Harvey Nichols Christmas Countdown Hamper
Sometimes, exciting emails drop into your inbox and you instantly think 'yes, that sounds amazing'. Today I'm sharing one of those moments with you and it's definitely getting me in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Countdown with Harvey Nichols

December 02, 2014

Hello Freckles Harvey Nichols Christmas Countdown Hamper
Sometimes, exciting emails drop into your inbox and you instantly think 'yes, that sounds amazing'. Today I'm sharing one of those moments with you and it's definitely getting me in the Christmas spirit.
Hello Freckles Sunday Summary 48 Christmas Market
December tomorrow and I'm still yet to pick up an advent calendar, maybe this will be my first year without one?! Unfortunately I didn't manage to get my hands on either Selfridges Beauty calendar or The Body Shop one. Let me know which one you've got, if you've treated yourself to one this year!

Sunday Summary #48

November 30, 2014

Hello Freckles Sunday Summary 48 Christmas Market
December tomorrow and I'm still yet to pick up an advent calendar, maybe this will be my first year without one?! Unfortunately I didn't manage to get my hands on either Selfridges Beauty calendar or The Body Shop one. Let me know which one you've got, if you've treated yourself to one this year!

Hello Freckles November Beauty Favourites
This year is flying by so quickly, I still need to get my Christmas shopping sorted! Anyway, that's a chat to be had at another time, today I'm talking about my favourite products in November.

November Favourites

November 27, 2014

Hello Freckles November Beauty Favourites
This year is flying by so quickly, I still need to get my Christmas shopping sorted! Anyway, that's a chat to be had at another time, today I'm talking about my favourite products in November.

Hello Freckles Fitness Running Get Fit Nike Adidas Sports Lifestyle
A bit of a new topic for me today; fitness! It's something that I'm trying to work into my routine and I'm hoping it'll be a regular feature over on Hello Freckles too.

Let's Talk About Fitness...

November 26, 2014

Hello Freckles Fitness Running Get Fit Nike Adidas Sports Lifestyle
A bit of a new topic for me today; fitness! It's something that I'm trying to work into my routine and I'm hoping it'll be a regular feature over on Hello Freckles too.
Hello Freckles Longer Bob Hair Cut Style
If you've been following me on instagram, you may have already seen this photo. I've been considering this long bob style for a while and finally decided to go for it and join the trend.

The Longer Bob

November 25, 2014

Hello Freckles Longer Bob Hair Cut Style
If you've been following me on instagram, you may have already seen this photo. I've been considering this long bob style for a while and finally decided to go for it and join the trend.
Hello Freckles Sunday Summary The Gaslight Anthem Edinburgh
This week has pretty much been all about live music. I went up to Edinburgh on Friday to see The Gaslight Anthem for the third time (fourth time seeing Brian, since he was touring with The Revival Tour a few years back) and they were just as amazing as always.

Sunday Summary #47

November 23, 2014

Hello Freckles Sunday Summary The Gaslight Anthem Edinburgh
This week has pretty much been all about live music. I went up to Edinburgh on Friday to see The Gaslight Anthem for the third time (fourth time seeing Brian, since he was touring with The Revival Tour a few years back) and they were just as amazing as always.
NARS Holiday 2014 Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret
NARS Holiday 2014 collection is serious heart eyed emoji stuff, I mean have you seen that packaging?! The Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret immediately appealed to me, I'm a huge fan of the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils and made it a serious mission to get my hands on that Guy Bourdin set last year. As soon as I spotted this offering, I couldn't add it to my Space NK basket quick enough! As Christmas is fast approaching, I'm also spreading a little festive cheer in this post, as you'll find out later...

NARS Holiday 2014 | Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret

November 20, 2014

NARS Holiday 2014 Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret
NARS Holiday 2014 collection is serious heart eyed emoji stuff, I mean have you seen that packaging?! The Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret immediately appealed to me, I'm a huge fan of the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils and made it a serious mission to get my hands on that Guy Bourdin set last year. As soon as I spotted this offering, I couldn't add it to my Space NK basket quick enough! As Christmas is fast approaching, I'm also spreading a little festive cheer in this post, as you'll find out later...
Hello Freckles Paul Mitchell Gift of Style
Last week I was invited along to Gary Hedley in Newcastle for Paul Mitchell's 'The Gift of Style' event. I'd never been to the salon before, but it's so easy to find. Located in the city centre on Mosley Street (just down from Miller and Carter, which you need to visit if you're a steak fan) It's not the biggest salon but a great venue to get some bloggers together and chat about hairstyles and some great Christmas gifts.

Paul Mitchell Gift Of Style | Newcastle

November 18, 2014

Hello Freckles Paul Mitchell Gift of Style
Last week I was invited along to Gary Hedley in Newcastle for Paul Mitchell's 'The Gift of Style' event. I'd never been to the salon before, but it's so easy to find. Located in the city centre on Mosley Street (just down from Miller and Carter, which you need to visit if you're a steak fan) It's not the biggest salon but a great venue to get some bloggers together and chat about hairstyles and some great Christmas gifts.
Hello Freckles Sunday Summary 46
Can I just take a moment to praise the flowers above; I've now had them for just over two weeks and they're still going strong. Very impressed! There's something nice about having flowers around, they just brighten up the room don't they?

This week I blogged about where I would go on a UK Adventure. If you didn't see the post, you can read it here, do let me know your thoughts. I've also shared a few Christmas present ideas from The Body Shop here, there really is something for every budget.

I had my hair styled at Gary Hedley in Newcastle for the launch of Paul Mitchell's Christmas products. It was lovely to relax and have someone fuss over my hair and I'm so pleased with how they styled it. Unfortunately, it didn't look the same when I woke up the next day, despite my best efforts! Funnily enough, I have since had my hair cut - but more on that next week.

Two cinema trips happened this week, firstly Interstellar which I highly recommend and The Drop. I wanna go see Interstellar again to fully form an opinion and just because it was a beautiful piece of cinema, it was amazing - much better than Gravity. Last night we went to see The Drop and I have to say, I'm always so impressed with Tom Hardy. He really becomes the characters; just consider when he was Bane in Batman. Sometimes you can't really connect with a character because of the actor (like if it was Adam Sandler for example since he would typically only play a comedic role) but I was seeing Bob from Brooklyn not Tom Hardy putting on an accent and it was a great film because of that (and because of Rocco).

I'm running for Best Lifestyle Blog in the UK Blog Awards, so if you're a fan of what I do here on Hello Freckles, please pop over here and vote. It'll take you ten seconds, possibly less. I'm also up for Young Person Recognition, so if you want to vote for that too, please do so here. I really do appreciate all the support and since winning Best Lifestyle in the North East Blogger Awards, it seems right to push my blog even further and I hope you can support me in doing so.

Next week I'm off to two gigs. On Friday I'm off to Edinburgh to see The Gaslight Anthem for what will be the third time as a whole band, and fourth time seeing Brian. I can't wait! They're always amazing live and I'm also really looking forward to seeing all the Christmas decorations in Edinburgh. If you have any foodie recommendations, please leave them in the comments or send me tweets! Next Sunday I'm off to see A Day To Remember, with support from Lower Than Atlantis which should be a really great combination. I've already seen ADTR before a few years ago but I'm looking forward to hearing their newer stuff live as well as some classics.

Hope you've had a great week!
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Sunday Summary #46

November 16, 2014

Hello Freckles Sunday Summary 46
Can I just take a moment to praise the flowers above; I've now had them for just over two weeks and they're still going strong. Very impressed! There's something nice about having flowers around, they just brighten up the room don't they?

This week I blogged about where I would go on a UK Adventure. If you didn't see the post, you can read it here, do let me know your thoughts. I've also shared a few Christmas present ideas from The Body Shop here, there really is something for every budget.

I had my hair styled at Gary Hedley in Newcastle for the launch of Paul Mitchell's Christmas products. It was lovely to relax and have someone fuss over my hair and I'm so pleased with how they styled it. Unfortunately, it didn't look the same when I woke up the next day, despite my best efforts! Funnily enough, I have since had my hair cut - but more on that next week.

Two cinema trips happened this week, firstly Interstellar which I highly recommend and The Drop. I wanna go see Interstellar again to fully form an opinion and just because it was a beautiful piece of cinema, it was amazing - much better than Gravity. Last night we went to see The Drop and I have to say, I'm always so impressed with Tom Hardy. He really becomes the characters; just consider when he was Bane in Batman. Sometimes you can't really connect with a character because of the actor (like if it was Adam Sandler for example since he would typically only play a comedic role) but I was seeing Bob from Brooklyn not Tom Hardy putting on an accent and it was a great film because of that (and because of Rocco).

I'm running for Best Lifestyle Blog in the UK Blog Awards, so if you're a fan of what I do here on Hello Freckles, please pop over here and vote. It'll take you ten seconds, possibly less. I'm also up for Young Person Recognition, so if you want to vote for that too, please do so here. I really do appreciate all the support and since winning Best Lifestyle in the North East Blogger Awards, it seems right to push my blog even further and I hope you can support me in doing so.

Next week I'm off to two gigs. On Friday I'm off to Edinburgh to see The Gaslight Anthem for what will be the third time as a whole band, and fourth time seeing Brian. I can't wait! They're always amazing live and I'm also really looking forward to seeing all the Christmas decorations in Edinburgh. If you have any foodie recommendations, please leave them in the comments or send me tweets! Next Sunday I'm off to see A Day To Remember, with support from Lower Than Atlantis which should be a really great combination. I've already seen ADTR before a few years ago but I'm looking forward to hearing their newer stuff live as well as some classics.

Hope you've had a great week!
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Hello Freckles #ULDAdventure Outfit 1
Ultra Light Down (ULD) is new form of outerwear for both men and women from UNIQLO. It's so light yet really warm - it comes with a little bag so you can roll it up and take it with you, kinda like a sleeping bag you can wear, that's the best way I can describe it!

What would you do if you had £500 to spend on a UK Adventure?

Read on to find out how you could win a £500 UK Adventure and some ULD to keep you cosy. If you like being outdoors and exploring you won't wanna miss this!

#ULDAdventure with UNIQLO

November 10, 2014

Hello Freckles #ULDAdventure Outfit 1
Ultra Light Down (ULD) is new form of outerwear for both men and women from UNIQLO. It's so light yet really warm - it comes with a little bag so you can roll it up and take it with you, kinda like a sleeping bag you can wear, that's the best way I can describe it!

What would you do if you had £500 to spend on a UK Adventure?

Read on to find out how you could win a £500 UK Adventure and some ULD to keep you cosy. If you like being outdoors and exploring you won't wanna miss this!
Hello Freckles Sunday Summary 45
This week I've celebrated an anniversary, a birthday and started feeling slightly festive...in November!

Sunday Summary #45

November 09, 2014

Hello Freckles Sunday Summary 45
This week I've celebrated an anniversary, a birthday and started feeling slightly festive...in November!

If you're looking for sleek straight hair with a touch of volume, I've got a pretty good combination to tell you about today. ghd have been creating products to go along their renowned straighteners (and now there's a limited edition rose gold pair which I neeeed to get my hands on) for a while now and I've been giving these a test run!

An Easy Blow Dry With ghd Style

November 06, 2014

If you're looking for sleek straight hair with a touch of volume, I've got a pretty good combination to tell you about today. ghd have been creating products to go along their renowned straighteners (and now there's a limited edition rose gold pair which I neeeed to get my hands on) for a while now and I've been giving these a test run!
Hello Freckles Lush Christmas 2014 Luxury Pud
Christmas decorations are popping up everywhere, Starbucks Red Cups have arrived and Lush have some incredible treats in store for their Christmas collection this year. I headed along to my local store to see what's on offer this festive season and there's some lovely new surprises as well as some old favourites!

Lush Christmas 2014

November 05, 2014

Hello Freckles Lush Christmas 2014 Luxury Pud
Christmas decorations are popping up everywhere, Starbucks Red Cups have arrived and Lush have some incredible treats in store for their Christmas collection this year. I headed along to my local store to see what's on offer this festive season and there's some lovely new surprises as well as some old favourites!

Sunday Summary #44

November 02, 2014


On Wednesday evening, my boyfriend and I went along to Miller and Carter Steakhouse in Newcastle. Miller and Carter opened in late September and is already making quite a stir in its prime location on the corner of Mosley Street just a few minutes from the heart of the city centre.

Miller and Carter, Newcastle #ForTheLoveOfSteak

October 31, 2014

On Wednesday evening, my boyfriend and I went along to Miller and Carter Steakhouse in Newcastle. Miller and Carter opened in late September and is already making quite a stir in its prime location on the corner of Mosley Street just a few minutes from the heart of the city centre.
Hello Freckles Terry de Havilland Jesmond Heels
Terry de Havilland is a huge influence in the fashion industry with his footwear collection spanning over five decades. I was invited along to the new store in Jesmond to see the collection and find out more.

Terry de Havilland, Jesmond

October 30, 2014

Hello Freckles Terry de Havilland Jesmond Heels
Terry de Havilland is a huge influence in the fashion industry with his footwear collection spanning over five decades. I was invited along to the new store in Jesmond to see the collection and find out more.
Hello Freckles Lush Halloween 2014
At the weekend I went along to my local Lush store to see this year's Halloween range which is full of lovely treats!

LUSH Halloween 2014

October 28, 2014

Hello Freckles Lush Halloween 2014
At the weekend I went along to my local Lush store to see this year's Halloween range which is full of lovely treats!

Hello Freckles Sunday Summary Best Lifestyle Blog
If you've seen my twitter feed or instagram in the past few days, you'll know what my big news is this week. If not, then this photo is a pretty big hint!

Sunday Summary #43

October 26, 2014

Hello Freckles Sunday Summary Best Lifestyle Blog
If you've seen my twitter feed or instagram in the past few days, you'll know what my big news is this week. If not, then this photo is a pretty big hint!
Hello Freckles North East Blogger Awards
Last night I rushed home from work to get ready for the first ever, North East Blogger Awards. I've got some incredibly exciting news (note: if you've seen my twitter feed or instagram, you've probably already noticed)

North East Blogger Awards 2014: Best Lifestyle Blog

October 23, 2014

Hello Freckles North East Blogger Awards
Last night I rushed home from work to get ready for the first ever, North East Blogger Awards. I've got some incredibly exciting news (note: if you've seen my twitter feed or instagram, you've probably already noticed)
Hello Freckles Monochrome OOTD Love Niche London 1

Monochrome

October 21, 2014

Hello Freckles Monochrome OOTD Love Niche London 1
Hello Freckles Sunday Summary Terry de Havilland
I'm having a well deserved relaxing night after a very busy week at work, burning the new candle I received at the Terry de Havilland event on Thursday evening. I'll have a post up about it next week, so be sure to check back if you like your shoes!

Sunday Summary #42

October 19, 2014

Hello Freckles Sunday Summary Terry de Havilland
I'm having a well deserved relaxing night after a very busy week at work, burning the new candle I received at the Terry de Havilland event on Thursday evening. I'll have a post up about it next week, so be sure to check back if you like your shoes!

Hello Freckles Daniel Buren Baltic Gateshead Review
Something a little bit different to the usual beauty, fashion and lifestyle content on Hello Freckles. I recently went along to Baltic, Gateshead (a renovated flour mill that's now an exhibition space with a restaurant, café and great views of Gateshead and Newcastle.

Daniel Buren @ Baltic, Gateshead

October 16, 2014

Hello Freckles Daniel Buren Baltic Gateshead Review
Something a little bit different to the usual beauty, fashion and lifestyle content on Hello Freckles. I recently went along to Baltic, Gateshead (a renovated flour mill that's now an exhibition space with a restaurant, café and great views of Gateshead and Newcastle.

Hello Freckles Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa Review
 At the weekend, my sister and I headed to Seaham Hall for a little pamper afternoon. 

Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa

October 14, 2014

Hello Freckles Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa Review
 At the weekend, my sister and I headed to Seaham Hall for a little pamper afternoon. 
Hello Freckles Sunday Summary 41
This week has mainly consisted of work, more work and receiving a silly amount of online shopping orders rounded off with this lovely view today.

Sunday Summary #41

October 12, 2014

Hello Freckles Sunday Summary 41
This week has mainly consisted of work, more work and receiving a silly amount of online shopping orders rounded off with this lovely view today.
Hello Freckles The Body Shop Colour Crush Nails Review 1
If you saw my recent post about The Body Shop, you may have been expecting this. Let me introduce you to their new Colour Crush nail varnish range.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nails

October 09, 2014

Hello Freckles The Body Shop Colour Crush Nails Review 1
If you saw my recent post about The Body Shop, you may have been expecting this. Let me introduce you to their new Colour Crush nail varnish range.

Wish 4 Beauty Enriching Exfoliation Treatment Hello Freckles
If you want super soft hands, then this is the product for you!

Skincare: Wish 4 Beauty Enriching Exfoliation Treatment

October 07, 2014

Wish 4 Beauty Enriching Exfoliation Treatment Hello Freckles
If you want super soft hands, then this is the product for you!


Sunday Summary #40

October 05, 2014


The Body Shop Newcastle Skincare and Nails 1
Last week I visited The Body Shop to find out about their new product launches. They seem to be on fire lately, with their Wild Argan Oil range unveiled only a few weeks ago and even more exciting things coming in the next few months!

The Body Shop: Skincare and Nails

October 01, 2014

The Body Shop Newcastle Skincare and Nails 1
Last week I visited The Body Shop to find out about their new product launches. They seem to be on fire lately, with their Wild Argan Oil range unveiled only a few weeks ago and even more exciting things coming in the next few months!
Hello Freckles Autumn Sun OOTD Camden Town Giveaway 2
Joining the distressed denim club and taking style advice from one of my favourite TV characters today. Well, kinda...

Autumn Sun

September 30, 2014

Hello Freckles Autumn Sun OOTD Camden Town Giveaway 2
Joining the distressed denim club and taking style advice from one of my favourite TV characters today. Well, kinda...
Hello Freckles Sunday Summary 39

Sunday Summary #39

September 28, 2014

Hello Freckles Sunday Summary 39

Hello Freckles Lush Newcastle 1
Lush's Newcastle store has had a bit of a makeover and I went along to their relaunch night to see how things have changed!

Lush Newcastle Has A Makeover!

September 24, 2014

Hello Freckles Lush Newcastle 1
Lush's Newcastle store has had a bit of a makeover and I went along to their relaunch night to see how things have changed!
Hello Freckles September Beauty Favourites
It's time to talk about the products I've been loving this month!

September Favourites

September 23, 2014

Hello Freckles September Beauty Favourites
It's time to talk about the products I've been loving this month!
Hello Freckles Sunday Summary 38
I've had some great news this week!

Sunday Summary #38

September 21, 2014

Hello Freckles Sunday Summary 38
I've had some great news this week!
Hello Freckles OOTD Transition 2
Autumn is definitely on the way, with these dark mornings and a slight chill in the air. It's definitely time to bring out that jacket to see you through the next month or so until the winter coats are dug out again. 

Transition

September 16, 2014

Hello Freckles OOTD Transition 2
Autumn is definitely on the way, with these dark mornings and a slight chill in the air. It's definitely time to bring out that jacket to see you through the next month or so until the winter coats are dug out again. 

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