30 December 2015

A Look At The 2015 Eylure Advent Calendar

Eylure advent calendar with presents and tinsel
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29 December 2015

What I Got For Christmas!


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27 December 2015

My Favorite Posts Of 2015!


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24 December 2015

Thankyou & Merry Christmas!


Hello Everybody! Tomorrow is Christmas! I Can't believe I am actually typing that, it feels like this year flew by but all at the same time like it was years ago that we had our last Christmas. I thought I would keep today's post short and sweet as were all very busy wrapping presents, pampering for tomorrow and curling up watching our Christmas films but I wanted to say a huge thankyou to everyone who has read, followed, commented, subscribed to my blog this year it means the world to me. I have been given so many opportunities this year that I didn't think I would ever get, I have came so far personally this year and I think this has really shown on the blog.

I can only imagine what 2016 is going to bring for me, but from the bottom of my heart thankyou! I hope you all have the most amazing, festive Christmas with your loved ones and get spoilt rotten and bring the NYE in how ever way you want be that in a club, house party, with a glass of wine on the coach or simply just reading blog posts. Merry Christmas and a very very happy new year from OliviaCheryl.

<3 
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23 December 2015

Taking Advantage Of Blogmas For 2016

Hello Everybody! With 2015 soon drawing to a close I have been thinking a lot on how I can improve my blog in 2016. I want to push myself to create a better blog, something I can be even more proud of and there are so many ways to do this. Improve my photography, manage all my social media better, keep an eye on blog stats, experiment and try new things but seen as I am doing blogmas I thought I would take the opportunity of posting every day to suss a few things out. 

I check my analytics usually twice a month if that, numbers isn't something I want to get wrapped up in, okay hitting that next goal on Twitter or Bloglovin is always an awesome feeling but you can't let it control your success or happiness within your blog but I do believe setting yourself targets and analysing your blogs engagement and stats will help you in the long run. I decided to monitor my stats every day from Google Analytics, I would never suggest using Blogger as your source for stats as it fluctuates dramatically and is never accurate. Google Analytics uses a code you embed on your blog to pick up things like your views, bounce rate, returning visitors, users etc and I have popped all of this in an Excel document, an idea I actually got off Jem (DorkFace) but she uses Excel for other things. 

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18 December 2015

What I Achieved On OliviaCheryl In 2015...

Hello Everybody! This is the second time I have wrote this post because I deleted it the first time, TECH GENIUS! But I thought I would write about what I have achieved in 2015 on OliviaCheryl I done a similar post on my Look Back At 2015 but I wanted to focus on the blog alone. My blog may be small in the blogging world but I am damn proud of it and how well it is doing! Every time I gain a new follower on twitter, see I got new comment on a post, a new bloglovin follower I am SO happy because it actually means there are people out there who read my tiny little blog and that's amazing. So to any of you reading this Thankyou so much, I have loved my past year blogging and here is to hopefully many more! This was 2015......


My first time working with a brand!

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14 December 2015

Aloha Lola Christmas Cards

Aloha Lola Portrait Card with christmas decorations JOY Merry Christmas

Hello Everybody! If you follow me on Twitter you probably know I'm an addict, I am on there 24/7 if my scheduled tweets aren't posting I'm posting from my job, my volunteer job, my bed, the shop I'm a complete addict so it was no surprise when I seen Aloha Lola popping up all over my feed. Aloha Lola creates hand drawn cards for any occasion from greeting cards to caricature cards and with Christmas coming up I wanted to get an extra special card made for my mum and her partner. They got engaged earlier on this year and this marks their first Christmas engaged so wanted to make it a little bit more special with a card from Aloha Lola!
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11 December 2015

How To Save Money Around Christmas!

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Hello Everybody! As the festive season is well and truly upon us and we are all slowly finishing buying all our presents in the local Christmas markets I know there are still a few people out there who haven't even bought one present so this post is probably for you. I myself was on a budget this year, Christmas can be expensive with shops putting huge gift sets out that can knock you back nearly £50 a set so I thought I would put together a couple of ways you can save money this Christmas!
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10 December 2015

An Interview W/ Jessica & Her Journey!

Hello Everybody! I am back once again for the third month of my blogger interviews with a blogger I can't usually go a day without talking too! She is beautiful, hilarious and can drink me under the table! (Probably, I'm guessing as we have never met and she's a pretty good drinker! We will discuss drunk phoning me later!) It's Jessica from Jessica And Her Journey! Jess recently set up her new blog retiring from her old blog and seen as I love her to bits thought it was only right to introduce her to you all! FYI The drunk calls were never answered because I was watching PLL but I did get some last night too which were quite entertaining! 


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07 December 2015

A Look Back At 2015!

Hello Everybody! Looking back at this year I wasn't expecting to be sitting where I am, a lot has changed this year personally, work wise, future wise it's crazy what a year can do and I am so excited for 2016 I can't quite put it into words! I wanted to gather a few of my favorite moments together from this year....a lot may have changed and I may have had a really tough year personally but I would never change anything or how this year went, I have been shaped into a different, stronger and more mature person this year! I got my first Full Time job, didn't have a clue what I was doing in my future, I went through an awful breakup and went into a cave for a solid 2/3 months, decided on my future and started being called Miss Williams, decided what my first university choice was the list goes on. It has been the hardest year to date and sometimes it's hard to remember the good through the bad but I wanted to remember the amazing times I did have this year! I don't have a lot from this year as I can honestly say half of it has been really tough and I haven't wanted to do anything but here is it.......this was 2015.

The nights I got to see what my mum does best, organising her raves and I was the proudest daughter there ever was!
women at rave RCFR summer haze
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05 December 2015

Christmas Stocking Fillers For Under £10!

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Hello Everybody! I know a lot of people haven't started Christmas shopping yet and some people may be on a tight budget so I thought I would come up with a couple of stocking fillers for £10 and under! I now give you permission to LOL at my awful collage above! 


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04 December 2015

I'm A #GirlGang Member!

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Hello Everybody! I am Olivia and I am a #GirlGang Member! When I heard of Girl Gang it was from my lovely blogger friend JIV! AKA: Dork Face! AKA: Jemma. I have always loved Jem and her confidence, positive attitude, blog everything about Jem just said cute, kind and lovely so it didn't surprise me when Jem set the Girl Gang up! With everything going on in the world right now it's things like this that keep people positive that there are wonderful amazing people out there!

Girl Gang is for anyone boys or girls and Jem will be setting up newsletters, giveaways, awards the list goes on but she has a full blog post on the details here! I couldn't be prouder of my little matey, she has done an amazing thing and I am so proud to be part of it! She hasn't asked me to do this post, my god I get about 2 readers a day on this I done it because I am proud! I love supporting other bloggers and the things they create so if you want to be part of Girl Gang head on over to Jem's blog and sign up! I would love to get chatting to more Girl Gang members hence this post...there are literally over 200 of us last time I checked and I wan't to meet all of you! The one thing I love most about blogging is the community and how lovely you all are and this is an awesome way to get the community together!

I am so so proud of Jem and I honestly can't wait to see what the future holds for #GirlGang !! 

<3

Yesterday's Blogmas Post!
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03 December 2015

Getting Into The Christmas Spirit!

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Hello Everybody! I am so late into this blogmas it's not the 3rd! I have been so busy with work I have been too tired to sit down and do anything other than binge watch Pretty Little Liars! (No spoilers! I am on season Five!) Today I am feeling extra festive, I am currently sat listening to Michael Buble's Christmas Album, I am far from the Grinch I feel festive in October usually so today thought I would share some tips on how to get yourself into the festive mood if your still not feeling it! I also thought I would do a Throw back Thursday to this picture of me and Elyse Christmas day 2012! How time flies!

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16 November 2015

Milton Llyod Fragrances


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Milton Llyod Fragrances like with a Sprinkle of glitter grace's guide
Milton Llyod Fragrances like with a Sprinkle of glitter grace's guide Fleur De Force
Milton Llyod Fragrances like with a Sprinkle of glitter grace's guide Fleur De Force

Hello Everybody! Like most girls I love perfume, I don't feel like an outfit is complete without perfume which is strange as it isn't an item of clothing but it certainly gives me a more feminine feel even in my converse and sweats so when I got the chance to try some fragrances from Milton Llyod of course I didn't say no! Milton Llyod are the perfect place for affordable perfumes that smell amazing. I got send four Colour Me Purple*, Colour Me Femme Gold* (Which smells just like One Million!),  No4 Natalie* and SummerTime*
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13 November 2015

My Secret Gem Of Liverpool W/ The Travelodge

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Liverpool Albert Dock cobble streets with benches and love locks travel lodge
Liverpool Albert Dock cobble streets with benches and love locks travel lodge
Liverpool Albert Dock cobble streets with benches and love locks travel lodge
Liverpool Albert Dock cobble streets with benches and love locks travel lodge
Liverpool Albert Dock cobble streets with benches and love locks travel lodge
Liverpool Albert Dock cobble streets with benches and love locks travel lodge
Liverpool Albert Dock cobble streets with benches and love locks travel lodge
Liverpool Albert Dock cobble streets with benches and love locks travel lodge
Liverpool Albert Dock cobble streets with benches and love locks travel lodge
Liverpool Albert Dock cobble streets with benches and love locks travel lodge

WIN A 2 Night Stay in Liverpool Travelodge plus tickets to the Magical Mystery Tour here! Simply click "Win A Stay" At the top of the page and enter your details! 


Hello Everybody! As you all know I live in Liverpool, I have done for nearly 21 years so when the Travelodge got in touch asking me to write about one place in Liverpool which is my secret gem I was so excited as although I have lived here so long I still have that one place I love that will be my secret place. I think if your a tourist coming to Liverpool you instantly want the Beatles Museum, Our historic world museum's, The Duck Bus, The Albert Dock the list goes on now these are all amazing and will make you love Liverpool and mine is on this list but not so obvious!

The Albert Dock to me has been something I have loved since I was a child, it's beautiful and the boats dotted along the sides of the water amazed me, people actually lived in them!? The rows of typical tourist shops mixed with top restaurants, an art gallery, a museum it was a world away from Liverpool in a weird way and as I have grown up and gotten the chance to explore the Albert Dock myself I have found new places. The Mermaid House, The more modern sides of the Albert Dock with our new museum, Echo Arena, The Big Wheel but no place on the Albert Dock will ever steal my heart as much as one. It is in plain sight you will 100% have seen my most favorite place which is that long walkway just behind the art gallery and those typical tourist shops. A long walkway filled with metal benches, cobbled walkways, boulders with linked chains filled with love locks I could sit and read all day and a view of the River Mersey, This all might sound very strange, Liv it's only a walkway? No. Go at night. Most people go the Albert Dock in the day but go in the dark, with only the lights of the stars and boats and it's another world. 

I have been here for so many different reasons in the past, arguments with a partner and this was my space to be alone, a romantic alone place with a partner, somewhere to go when I have been upset....I visited a lot when my mum had skin cancer. Somewhere to go with a friend at 2am to no longer be sober (This ended brilliant by the way!) I honestly find this place my safe haven, you won't find anyone but the odd late night runner or a couple walking along here it's just you, the sky and quiet. At night is turns romantic or just a place to be alone and have a good long think. All you hear is the sound of the water, the birds flying back to their nests, Boats docking for the night. I have sat on these benches in tears, in hysterics laughing, in love they have seen more of me than most people. I can't even explain how beautiful it is at night. I hadn't actually been for a while as I had been so wrapped up in work and personal upset so I loved that this post gave me a reason to go back. As much as I  love people and meeting new people sometimes I love being alone even if I am sat in the cold at 9pm it's a place that I actually find peace and there is no one their to say I am wrong or right. Forget the Albert Dock of a day because of a night it's a whole new place. 

Have you ever visited the Albert Dock at night?

<3
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12 November 2015

Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Skin Serum

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Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Skin Serum WITCH Overnight Serum Garnier Micellar Water Body Shop Vitamin E Cream VICHY Night cream
Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Skin Serum WITCH Overnight Serum Garnier Micellar Water Body Shop Vitamin E Cream VICHY Night cream

Hello Everybody! I recently got the chance to try the Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Skin Serum something I have never tried before is anti ageing products, I never thought I had to I'm only 20 but I have started noticing some small lines on my head and around my eyes so decided it was time to start trying some new products! Oz Naturals is a natural skin care company based on anti ageing, healthy skin and producing the highest quality products. They sell everything from cleaners, face mask's, Moisturizer's, Body Butter, Sun Cream the list goes on! 

I got the chance to try their Acid Serum which helps hydrate and plump your skin reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It comes in the coolest bottle it kind of reminds me of a science lab I can honestly say I don't own a serum like this not just for the packaging but for the quality of product. Within a few days of using this my skin looked refreshed and healthy. It didn't look dull and dry in fact it looked like I had been using it for years. The lines on my head are getting softer and less obvious and even the redness on my cheeks has reduced. This helps skin cell turnover so helps keep new and healthy skin on the surface. I apply this after cleansing all over my face and neck and once tried apply moisturizer normally. It takes less than a minute to dry and helps your moisturizer really sink into your skin making your skin feel a lot smoother the next morning. I have been using this every night before I go to bed and after a month will be moving to morning and evening to achieve even better results! 

The Acid Serum can be used on all skin types which is perfect as I have combination skin but I have also noticed this has helped reduce my spots around my jaw line. The Serum is £12.39 on Amazon and for the price I am amazed at what this has done to my skin. I have tried more expensive products in the past and haven't seen such a dramatic difference like I have with this serum! You can but the Serum here!

Have you tried any anti ageing products?

<3

This item was sent for review. All opinions and views are my own.
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10 November 2015

Blogger Beauty Box

Blogger Beauty box by Vix Meldrew
Blogger Beauty Box with pink tissue
Blogger Beauty Box Blanx toothpaste bionsen deodorant burt's bees stvdio soap vix medlrew
Blogger Beauty Box Blanx toothpaste bionsen deodorant burt's bees stvdio soap vix medlrew
Blogger Beauty Box Blanx toothpaste bionsen deodorant burt's bees stvdio soap vix medlrew
Blogger Beauty Box Blanx toothpaste bionsen deodorant burt's bees stvdio soap vix medlrew

Hello Everybody! I have recently been looking for a beauty box to subscribe too which doesn't cost an arm and a leg as I am still to try the subscription box craze so when I seen beautiful blogger Vix Meldrew recently created the Beauty Blogger Box I just had to try it especially as it only costs  £10! How amazing is that! The minute I heard about it over on Jem's blog I just had to try it for £10 you can't complain! This months box came within 5 working days of the day it was posted so pretty quick considering I have waited a lot longer in the past for a box! This month had Nadeballa, Blanx, Burt's Bee's, Bionsen and Stvdio. I had only ever heard of Burt's Bees and had been eager to try them so was thrilled when I seen this in the box!
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08 November 2015

My experience W/ the Contraceptive Implant


Hello Everybody! I recently wrote a post on the Contraceptive Dianette Pill hoping it would help a few people, as I stated in that post I tried a lot over the years and the Implant being one of them. Also same as the last post I DID NOT use this for Contraception. So again if you are looking at the implant for contraception I am not your women and speak to your doctor. Wow that sounded like I was telling you off. I'm not I swear!

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06 November 2015

An Interview W/ Robowecop!


Hello Everybody! Today I have another blogger interview, I am hoping to make these monthly with some of my favorite bloggers and also to share the love because who doesn't love sharing some love! Today I got to interview the beautiful Rhianna over at Robowecop! Rhianna has to be one of the kindest, sweetest bloggers I know! Her blog is just blogging heaven and she never fails to lure me in with every post. She is truly a lovely lady and you should 100% go have a read as this lovely ladies blog is not one to scroll past!
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01 November 2015

Getting Over A Painful Experience Is Like Crossing Monkey Bars

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Hello Everybody. I thought I would sit down and do a bit of a chatty post today, I might not even publish this but I think sometimes it's nice to just sit and talk. October was a bit of a mad month for me personally and in work with a lot going on. I finally booked my Math GCSE test and have started revising which is bloody hard, Organised a school placement where I will be with Years 2 and 3 and dropping my hours in work....scary! I have also been smashing at this blog because I really want to push myself with it but it involves a lot of late nights and I am exhausted! 

To top October off was Halloween the night everyone looks forward to all year, I went out and bought a new dress and some accessories and was home by 1am after my night ending awful! Safe to say my mum was my absolute rock and although she wasn't much help as she had had a glass of wine too many I was grateful I could come home and get a cuddle! Emotionally I am drained but I am hoping November will bring a very exciting month planning my school placement which is starting December! I can't actually wait to meet all the children and teachers! More opportunities with the blog have also been coming up which I am SO excited for just small things like working with new brands is amazing and I feel so grateful. Let's not get started on Christmas being just over a month away too. Like my very drunk mum was saying Halloween night life is about perspective what is really bad now won't be so bad in a few weeks time. Imagine in a years time it's all perspective, I have had worse happen and I am still standing and amazing things are happening and I have an amazing family and friends right now is just a bit crap and that's okay!

I am looking forward to the festive season and the beginning of 2016 for lots of new beginnings and exciting opportunities, and for anyone who reads my little blog seriously thankyou. I love reading peoples comments and it makes me so happy being part of such an amazing community. 

<3
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31 October 2015

A Very Halloween LUSH Christmas

LUSH DASHING SANTA YOG NOG STAR DUST HALLOWEEN CHRISTMAS
LUSH DASHING SANTA YOG NOG STAR DUST HALLOWEEN CHRISTMAS
LUSH DASHING SANTA YOG NOG STAR DUST HALLOWEEN CHRISTMAS
LUSH DASHING SANTA YOG NOG STAR DUST HALLOWEEN CHRISTMAS

Hello Everybody! IT'S HALLOWEEN! Yes I know you might be thinking why has Liv popped some very Christmas LUSH products with some Halloween props. Well this is my thinking, I have done zero Halloween posts this year I also didn't like any of the LUSH Halloween range this year and picked up some Christmas bits instead, now I know it doesn't make much sense but everyone loves Christmas and Halloween so I just thought I would throw them together really killing to birds with one stone. You are quite able to leave this post now, I know this is really strange.

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