Theory Test Tips

Hi my little lovelies, I feel like I’ve been a little absent from the blogging world lately. I think that’s mainly because I haven’t been taking part in bloggers chats – which I miss a lot!

But this has been because I’ve taken up something new in my life. Learning to drive. I’ve been taking lessons for a few months now, and its all going well – very well actually. So, around about a month – maybe just over a month – ago amy driving instructor and I decided it was time I booked my theory test.

To me, booking your theory is where it all becomes real. You have to actually start working hard and realise that one day you have to sit with an examiner next to you and take your practical test. Once you start learning to drive the one thing that sits between taking your practical test (apart from lessons) and not, is your theory.

So anyway I booked my theory test, for when I had time off work so that I knew I had a week or so to do some hardcore revising because I always find it hard to take things in when I’ve been working all day. At the start I just did a bit of revising here and there in the evenings – when I’d usually be taking part in bloggers chats!

Before I knew it, it was the first day of my time off work and I only had a week and two days left to revise 95% of the things I needed to know – sh*t!

Anyway, I have a few tips for those of you who were in my shoes over the past few weeks;

So the first thing you have to do is book your test. Make sure you book it on the official GOV website. You’re first asked to chose a date, I’d book it at least a month in advance to give you plenty of time to prepare yourself.
Once you’ve chosen a date, they will then as you for a time which is completely up to you. I’d avoid rush hour traffic times – you don’t want to be late!

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to revise. Try and do a little each night if possible, or if you’re like me and find it hard to take things in after a busy day at work, book some time off or book your theory when you know you already have time off work to prepare. If you’re still in education, book your theory during a holiday.

One of my favourite things I used to help me is apps! Especially The Official DVSA Theory Test app which you can download here for your iPhone, costs £4.99 but its 100% worth it. Especially if you’re a busy-bee, its great for on the go! I found this unbelievably amazing, I definitely recommend it as a must if you have your theory test coming up. It has a study section, a practice section and a mock test section for multiple question section of the test as well as a practice section for the hazard perception.

When your theory is upcoming – a week or a few days before – take a few mock tests. You can do this online, or on your apps previously downloaded. These will give you an overall idea of how you’re getting on. You can spot any errors you have made and make a note. My notebook for post planning became over run with notes over the past week or so! Its always in my bag therefore it was the first thing to hand when I felt I needed to make notes.

Last of all is stay calm. When the day of your test arrives, don’t panic. Carry on your day as normal, get up with your cup of tea, have a shower and just relax. Once you get to the test centre, take your time to read the instructions given to you, get used to your surroundings and how everything works.

Take your time, stay focused and good luck!

Today it was my turn to take my test. I travelled to my local test centre and took the theory test. This was my first time taking my theory test and I didn’t know what to expect once arriving at the centre but I stayed calm and focused and I PASSED! I am so happy and proud of myself. But, I still have a long way to go before I’m let loose on the roads.

Hopefully, with my theory now being out of the way I may have a little more time to take part in my usual bloggers chats! YAY!



Fall Beauty Basket

As you all I know, I recently tried my first ever Mac lipstick, if you haven’t read the post you can find it here. Well, that wasn’t just my first lipstick from Mac it was my first ever product from there! Since trying their lipstick it has given me the confidence to try more! Not just Mac products but others companies/products that fellow bloggers are raving about.
Whilst filling up my baskets on several different cosmetic sites I thought why not let you little beauty-lovers have a sneak peek at what’s actually in my baskets before I even purchase them?

At the moment my Mac basket is around the 3 digit zone. Yeah there’s quite a few products in there! I won’t bore you with them all, but I will show you my favourites of the lot.

My favourite lipsticks out of the bunch are Instigator (£15) which is a beautiful deep Purple with a Matte finish. I’ve heard a lot about Mac’s matte finish and how they seem to have a longer last than satin. But one thing with matte lipsticks is they stick to dry skin leaving your lips looking blotchy; so always use a lip scrub before hand! My favourite lip scrub at the moment is Lush’s Santa’s lip scrub (£5.50), you can’t say no to festivity at the moment can you? Especially when it tastes of cola! mmmm.
Second on my list of Mac lippy’s is obviously Velvet Teddy (£15), we’ve all heard of it through the fame of Kylie Jenners lips. Well, I’ve been recommended it by two of my closest blogger friends hyping it up, Soph and Kate. So I obviously have to try it out.

I also really want to try gel liner, Fluidline liner (£16) in blacktrack. I’ve seen a few people mention its staying power which is what I’m need of.

Another thing in my basket right now is the Kat Von D eyeshadow palette in Monarch ($46). I came across this whilst nosing through the Sephora site. I passed up the Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette because I fancy trying something different and I already have the Naked palettes 2 & 3. So when this popped up I fell in love with the colours. It’s filled with warm tones which I think are perfect for the cooler months.

I think the nail varnish that is STILL my favourite for Autumn is Rain Rain Go Away (£2.98) from Rimmels collection with Rita Ora. I’m still in love, I previously wrote a post on it here.
So that’s it, my fall beauty favourites from my baskets. Do you have any beauty favourites for fall? Let me know with a comment or a tweet @horrorgrrrrl

My First Mac Lipstick

Okay girls, so with this title I bet you’re sat there thinking WHY has she only just got her first Mac lippy? Well, I’ve come so close so many times but every time I end up changing my mind and going for something on the high street instead.

Until I went on a little coffee date with my best friend, and Costa addict just over a week ago and we were sat chatting make up and stuff. You know, girly things? Anyway, she starts talking about needing a new Mac lipstick.I already knew she had a couple already and I explained to her how I can never bring myself to pay £15-£20 for a lipstick. Mainly because I’d never tried it before, what if it wasn’t as good as I’d expected and I felt like I was wasting my money? So she pulls out her make up bag and gives me her Mac lippy in the shade ‘Rebel’ because she doesn’t think the colour suits her so she doesn’t use it that often. She told me to take it home, try it out and see why she can’t buy any other lipstick than Mac now.
And that’s where it all goes wrong for my bank account. Everyone’s told me its all down hill from here, and now I understand why. ITS AMAZING. The colour is beautiful, it’s GREAT for long lasting wear and I think I’ve all around just fell in love. I now understand why you all love Mac lippy, and now I can’t see myself buying anything other than that.

Seriously, if any of you are putting off trying it, I urge you not too! So now obviously I’ve spent sometime scouring through the Mac website to get a few new shades and now my basket is over flowing. It’s reaching the 3 digit mark and all I can think is oh dear, what have I got myself into?

Do you use Mac lipstick or do you have another favourite brand? I’d love to know! Leave me a comment or tweet me @horrorgrrrrl