Thursday, 15 February 2018

January Favourites & What I've been up to | 2018

Well, it's certainly been a while since I've featured a monthly favourites post. Thought I'd start my new year off right, by sharing what I have been loving & share a little update on the crazy life I call my own. Most of what I have been loving is from Christmas, just goes to show how the little things in life make the world a happier place. 


Victoria Secret Underwear - I guess you can say my Victoria's Secret virginity is long gone. Definitely, the most comfortable pieces I have ever worn, no joke. My boyfriend treated me to some gorgeous underwear at Christmas and let me tell you, he has good taste. I won't show the actual underwear as they're in the washing pile; to be washed. But I can't swear by them enough. Not usually one for this type of brand but since being introduced, I want more. 

"You look beautiful today" Home decoration - My mum and stepdad got this for me and my boyfriend for when was moving house so we could add a positive spin to the new flat. Always have loved little pick me ups like this because even after a crap day this lifts me up. Personal opinion; I genuinely think everyone needs a little positive decoration within their home, makes it cosier. My boyfriend and I still need to add things to the walls so this beautiful decoration can have its own little place. Literally obsessed with it, my parents are definitely the cutest!

Batiste Dry Shampoo and Conditioner - I've always loved dry shampoo's to an extent, apart from when my last one tried to damage my hair, oops! However, having a 2 in 1 dry shampoo/conditioner is like the heaven gates opening with that classical music. My hair loves the formula of this little baby, and whenever I'm having an "I can't be bothered to wash my hair" day, I reach for this. I would highly recommend anyone to use it; you can get it here. 

Beauty Formulas with activated Charcoal Detox facial wipes - Wouldn't at all surprise me if these have been featured in another favourites post of mine, but it's no biggie as I love them. My skin is very temperamental and each day is never the same. If you've read my posts before you will know that anything charcoal is ultimately going to be a godsend for my skin. That being said, it was a huge success and quite frankly, couldn't be happier. It helps to remove the build-up of oils and other impurities within your skin but it leaves your skin feeling clean, looking fresh and radiant. You can find them here.


"Leave a little sparkle, whenever you go" Home Decoration - If this isn't a motto in life to follow then I don't know what is. Again, my parents got me this sparkly bundle of joy for Christmas and as soon as I laid eyes on it, it made me excited for my new flat. I can't wait to add it to the walls or put it on my makeup stand in the bedroom as it's just so lovely and the quote itself keeps me positive on very hard, anxious days. 

" J " Makeup bag My boyfriends family got me this makeup bag and I've been getting so much use out of it, especially when I moved to my mums for 2 weeks until my new place was sorted, taking my makeup to my boyfriend's house at the time was so much easier. It fits all my makeup in it and soon I'll hopefully get round to a what's in my makeup bag blog post :)  

Leaf "greek style" ring - If you're from the UK, go to the shop called "Select". It is by far my ultimate favourite clothing store alongside Primark. Recently, I was in there with my boyfriend and I spotted this ring, instantly falling in love with it & girls, as you know that's so easily done. It was on sale too at £2 reduced from £4 or £6 I think, definite bargain! Always getting so much wear from it and one of the best pieces of jewellery that are in my collection.  


Wonder candle holder - Yano when you're shopping for Christmas presents & you're not meant to be spending money on yourself but you see something and are like "I know someone who would love that, meeee" no? just me then haha. ANYWAYS, I saw this candle holder and instantly needed it for my new flat. ok, didn't quite need it but you get my gist. It was reduced in a Christmassy sale for £3 and it came with a Black Cherry candle so I was happy dancing all the way to the checkout.

"Golddigga" Just Pink Perfume - This is more or less my go-to perfume every single day. It's a sweet but not over the top kind of scent. When wearing it, I get so many compliments & it's got that addictive smell, I can't really describe it but if you have a perfume or spray that you can't live without then you'll know what I mean. I've had this for a while and when I use it all, it'll be a sad day as I have sooooo much perfume that needs using. A post will follow soon :) 

Lonsdale London Sports Bras - If you read my favourites post from 2015 (yes, that long ago) you'll know I got new sports bra's for when I had a personal trainer. They lasted me 3 years? Such amazing quality that I got two more new ones recently. Sports direct have the best sports bra's & they are so comfortable. Lonsdale sports bras for me help keep me supported and "all in" to put it one way, but I can't recommend them enough & they are very affordable. Find them here


Studio London Brush set - I love new brushes, especially when they're super soft and glide across your face so elegantly. Ok, so I may be exaggerating but who cares. I received these a gift for Christmas and have been using them alongside my real techniques brushes ever since. Growing up I was never into doing my makeup, better yet - never knew how to use brushes until YouTube became what it is today. Ever since it's like my little collection is growing ever so slightly & that's fine with me. 


Joe Wicks "Lean in 15" Cook Book - I always say that tomorrow will be the day my eating habits change and most of the time it fails. Although this book is my ultimate inspiration to stay motivated and eat clean. IT HAS WORKED but I still haven't cooked a full meal from this book but, I have eaten healthy... ish haha. Nah, I've selected out a few recipes for me and my boyfriend to try and we're beyond excited to stick to a good lifestyle.


WHAT HAVE I BEEN UP TO THROUGHOUT JANUARY? 

If you've made it this far, well done for not falling asleep haha. January was such a good month, so many exciting things happened and what better way to share it than on here. 

  • I finally moved to Sheffield with my boyfriend and settled into our first flat together. It's been a crazy busy experience and we step on each others toes which is common first time living together - But I live with my best friend and couldn't be happier. Although he's glued to the PS4 and acts like a manchild when he loses a game hahaha!
  • Started planning posts for my blog - successful so far on top of a full-time job. Although, I haven't posted frequently, however, I have finally found my feet and decided to post content that I like reading / like to see in the blogging world. 
  • Failed a driving test - Screw what people say, this is the real world we live in. If you pass the first time, that's fine. If you don't, that's fine too. It's not about who can pass what first time or whatever, it's about how you get back up from being told no or not getting it the first time. Unfortunately, this test occurred 3 times for me and each time I screwed up. My last test - I was so close but didn't change lanes on a dual carriageway and my certificate went bye bye. But that's ok because I will learn from this and nail it next time. 
  • Watched "The Greatest Showman" - Not one for musicals but this film is insane. I plan to do a separate post for this film so I won't give anything away. Just please watch it you will not be disappointed. I took my boyfriend to see it and he hates musicals lol, but he is obsessed with this one & even has the playlist Spotify it's that good.
I also became an adult, signing up for the doctors and dentist instead of making my mum ring up on my behalf haha. Jokes aside, I've loved the first month of January - loved so many things, made new memories and stayed positive/happy along the way :) Even got two new diaries to pencil in any plans I have, keep on track of bills and work. Best way for sure to stay organised. 

WHAT DID YOU ENJOY ABOUT JANUARY?

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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

My Top 10 Favourite Netflix T.V Shows | 2018

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Friends - I mean, who doesn't love it? it's the best T.V show out there, fact. The amount of success this show has got since 1994 is insane. When growing up, I discovered my mum was a huge fan of the show and watched it with her. Before I knew it, the one-liners were stuck in my head, I'd recite every single scene to detail. Fell in love with the characters and their personalities, and the overall friendship the group had. There'd be moments I'd be laughing at the T.V and causing havoc in the living room, to crying at the most beloved scene in the show, * spoiler alert * where Rachel got off the plane. If you've not cried at that, you're not human.

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How To Get Away With Murder - I am profoundly lost for words, which is rare for me watching any T.V series. Shocked is an understatement, I'll elaborate as to why. Shonda Rhimes, an amazing writer for this show and the incredible Greys Anatomy. Although, one thing that really baffles me with any scriptwriter is when they kill off the best characters that we have grown to love. I can't really speak as a former scriptwriter I enjoyed getting my tutors at Uni used to my characters within the storyline and then kill them off. I guess it's just a thing that happens in the writing world but Shonda Rhimes does it WAAAAAY too much, like stop now, please. Sorry if this is a spoiler but the main character Wes, was who in my opinion, the story was alternatively revolved around so why would you kill him off? it's all unfolding and I'm ultimately shocked and did not see the twist coming!

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Gossip Girl - From Chuck and Blair's romance to Serena's wild antics and endless boyfriends to Jenny growing into a typical badass to Nate being as gorgeous as ever, Gossip girl is one of the best teen demographic T.V shows I've watched in a very long time. If you haven't watched it, you have not lived. Drama, drama and more drama is what is designed for the viewers to become obsessed and let me tell you, once you are hooked... there's no going back. Along with some stereotypical storylines, I think it's quite good for people in their teens and young adults to watch it, it's quite eye-opening. This is one of my favourite tv series and I'm so angry with Netflix because, on Feb 14, they are taking it off. W H Y?!  so out of order, ha. On a serious note, do watch it because if you love the idea of falling in love with the series, characters and storylines then you will not be disappointed.

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Suits - What can I say... if you're obsessed with law and criminal based scenarios then give this little number a watch. Harvey and Mike are literally the best 'bro' duo and their level of banter is quality. The structure of the storyline is solid and quite frankly, I wish I could perfect a T.V series this well put together, Aaron Korsh and David Bartis have created a masterpiece for sure. Law is an interesting topic especially throughout Suits when it's showing you the lengths they go to, to not only protect their own but also do whatever it takes to be the best. I love it, so enticing and addictive. I don't particularly have a favourite scene as the whole 7 seasons leave me in awe. 
* Spoiler Alert * Suits won't be the same without Megan Markle or Partick Adams but I'm super stoked to see whats in store for the show next. 

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The Vampire Diaries - Never used to be a fan of vampire-related content but after watching the first season of this T.V series, it's hard to not watch more. Helena and Stefan are cute but I'm more of a Damon fan, more because I like the villainy types in these types of genres. I still have loads to watch but this is becoming an all-time favourite. Very interested to get past season 3 and fall more in love. Helena (Nina Dobrev) is a gorgeous, super talented woman and I just love her. I think she plays her role incredibly well alongside the role of Katherine, it's like watching her alter ego and it's great. 

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Lady Gaga - Five Foot Two - Never really been a big fan of Lady Gaga, I'm still not. However, after watching this show of her life, I've gained so much respect for her. It takes a strong individual to put out there raw content of their struggles through private life and career aspects, break up, songwriting inspirations, media manipulations etc. It's remarkably inspiring to see how someone so iconic deals with so much. Also, hearing about Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney splitting had me so sad, they were honestly so fitting. But, the heart wants what it wants. I'd recommend anyone to watch this, it's so good and inspired me to do more to chase my aspirations. 

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Homeland - I'm still only on season one for this show but I have become so obsessed with it, it's rather unhealthy. I've always loved crime-related T.V shows, in fact when studying Film and Television, I took a CRIME T.V genre and it was literally in my element of interest. I'm still trying to pinpoint and follow Homeland and what I can gather from it is awesome so far. I like how this show is involving someone who has bipolar disorder as mental health is shunned off in this day and age, but how Carrie manages with this on top of stressful situations identifies the struggles of being in a high profile job. I'm excited to watch more & highly recommend to anyone who needs a new T.V show to watch and get lost in. 

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Orange Is The New Black - After being told for the entirety of my first year of university that I looked like Alex Vause, I gave in to the hype and the "compliments" and decided to see what I was clearly not following. Ever since I've loved watching this series. Getting lost in the drama, seeing my apparent on screen twinnie and cheering on Piper when she becomes a badass. One thing that I've loved for this series is the backstory to the inmates before they were in jail, it allows us as an audience to engage and learn about the people inside the prison and see why some are hostile, how some have changed, how some have completely different beliefs etc. It's a good way to keep the viewers hooked.

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The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air - An old classic. I remember being brought up watching this T.V series, it's super funny. If you love Will Smith, then watch it. He and the rest of the cast are fantastic. I can't imagine anyone else in their places. Yes, there's a lot of humour, but there are also heartfelt moments where you sit on the sofa with a blanket and cry your heart out... ok, maybe that's just me but it's so worth it. Not even sorry. I can't praise it enough, it has so much to offer even after 28 years - definitely a family favourite and can't recommend it enough!

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The Big Bang Theory - Never thought I'd ever love this show. I mean, it's not really had my attention in the past it's only recently that I have been enjoying watching it, especially at work as some of my shifts are 1-1 based. Definitely a few years too late to this hype, if not longer. I find it super funny and nice to unwind after a long stressful day at work or to help your mind wander at work, happens every time. I still need to watch more as I've only watched a few episodes but it's definitely growing on me. One thing I just can't believe is that Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon Cooper is 44! I'd say he looks in his 30s at least, good-looking chap indeed. Highly recommend this to anyone.

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Monday, 29 January 2018

Birchbox Wishlist | 2018

The last time I was crazy for birchbox was probably back in 2016/17. I had 3 boxes on subscription before things got tough in this thing we call life. Although recently, I've been browsing the website and wanted to share some items that have made it to my wishlist!

Skin and Hair-care: 

Amie Naturally Kind: Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash - I swear by this facial wash. If you have dry skin like myself, it's the best thing for it. The scrub itself is so delicate on the face, it also brings all the hidden impurities and dead skin cells to the surface. After use, it leaves your skin feeling and looking so radiant and soft. I can't wait to re-order this and try it out again after a year away from it. My skin definitely needs some TLC right now!

Bioré: baking soda pore cleanser - I'm familiar with the nose strips from Boots, but I didn't know this was a thing! Especially with baking soda. I'm all for trying new things on my skin, especially because each day is never the same. My pores are quite bad at the moment so this could be the ideal thing my skin needs to bounce back to life.

Benefit 'The Pore-fessional' - Again, another pore cleanser but I am willing to try anything to radiate my skin and make it look less zombie-like. As a 23-year-old, some days it's like my skin is resembling someone in their 40s with how rough and moggy I look/feel. One thing I want to achieve this year is clearing my skin and looking after it a lot better.


Amie Naturally Kind: Gently Cleansing Micellar Water - My favourite type of products are those that are naturally blended. I've used Micellar water before by a different brand and didn't really get along with it as it completely dried my skin right up! I wanted to give this a whirl to see if it lived up to the facial wash & I'm praying it does. Won't lie, I'm rather excited. 

Bioré: Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser - This is similar to the one above & I'm all for the deep pore dig ups! I like being able to see what my skin hides from me, as weird as that sounds I just find it highly fascinating. After hearing great things about this cleanser, it's made me want to try it to see if its compatible with my skin!

Beauty Protector: Protect and Detangle - My hair LOVES this protect and detangling spray. I kid you not, it made my hair feel sensational. You know when the woman on the Herbal Essences advert screams 'yes'? well this my friends will make you do the same but louder. It helped nourish my hair back to health as I do dye my hair every other month and it just lost all life within it. Extremely pumped to use it again! I didn't even realise there was a bigger version on the website, so this has made me exceptionally happy. 

Beauty: 

Clinique: High Impact Mascara - After reading some reviews, speaking to people within shops who work for Clinique and more or less watching some Youtubers comment on it, I decided to follow the pack and put this within my list of things to try. I need a new mascara as my makeup collection is rather small and repetitive. Clinique as a brand as amazing so the mascara definitely has some shoes to fill that's for sure!

Benefit High Brow Glow Pencil - Let's be honest, I don't really know how to use this but trying new products is on my list of things to do. If you have any recommendations on how to apply this, please let me know. Other than that, I'm looking forward to my first brow Benefit makeup experience!

Benefit 'They're real' Tinted Lash Primer - Youtubers & bloggers have made me do it... ever heard that phrase? It's quite popular. I've seen some of my favourite people use this and I also used it for my Graduation Ball back in 2016 and adored it that much I've re-discovered it to try again. Pumped!


Benefit 'Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow' Foundation - I haven't ever used a foundation that wasn't by Rimmel London. Definitely stayed within my comfort zone but I figured, what better way than to rip the band-aid right off? Benefit have won me over for the majority of this post & I can't wait to order, try and review this foundation. I'll be using the shade 'Ivory' as I'm quite pale due to England being so dull, it's hard to tan!

Benefit 'They're real' Double The Lip - Give me a dark lip and I'll love you forever. I don't know why but I prefer darker shades to lighter ones? Although this one comes in a range of colours, the ones I'm wanting to try are, 'Nude Scandal' & 'Juicy Berry' as they seem quite sophisticated colours.

Benefit Stay Don't Stray Concealer - My dark circles have meetings on how they want to discolour my face and make me look old, not joking. I discovered concealer in my final year of university when I thought it was funny to cake my face in it drunk... don't ask because I'm stumped too haha. Anyways, like foundation, I've only ever used Rimmel London concealer as it's my safety blanket and I need to woman up and try new things! I'll also get this in the shade Ivory to make me look more awake for the job that is slowly draining me. 


Pixi H2o Skin Tint - This brand is the most talked about in recent months. Loads of people I watch on Youtube rave about it. I'm guessing the skin tint is a primer to wear underneath foundation if it isn't then oops ha, if it helps me look half decent then why not try it!

Pixi 'Hello Glow' Set - By far one of the prettiest sets I ever did see. Most definitely fell in love when seeing this and instantly added it to my wishlist (& my basket) because it looks so flawless. I have no idea what to expect with this trio but I am looking forward to trying them out. 

Pixi by Petra Flawless and Poreless Primer - Must be craving primers or something! Although a primer that unclogs your pores sounds amazzzzing. This has to be the one product I am looking forward to trying the most 2 in 1, can't go wrong there at all!


Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer - Mind that, foundations don't really make my skin oily just somewhat spotty after a few days. I've read upon Laura Mercier products and they seem rather good to use. Since this is oil-free, I'm intrigued to see how my skin reacts to its formula. 

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder - Never used a brightening powder and it's making me anxious thinking about it haha! But going in with an open mind, hopefully, I use it correctly. If anyone has any tips, feel free to help ya girl out as I'm no makeup expert at all (as you can probably tell). 

Laura Mercier Lip Glacé - Lipglosses are my second favourite lip products to wear, so when I discovered this red shimmery gloss from Laura Mercier I felt the ultimate feels of a kid in a sweet shop. But admiring the lipgloss, It more or less jumped straight into my wish list. 

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Thursday, 25 January 2018

L'oreal Paris "Read my lips" Review | 2018


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I'm a little behind schedule posting this but better late than never, right? Towards the end of last month, I was browsing around the sales in Boots and came across this lip kit. Not an expert by any means but after using this I wanted to share my thoughts, so here we are; 

Read my lips when I say this, this lip kit is out of this world. I've always wanted to say that in a blog post, although you have to imagine me saying it haha. 

ANYWAYS . . . 

When it comes to trying new makeup products it makes me feel weird. After realising that most of my make up is just by one brand, it kind of made me want to branch out and try new things. And, that is what happened, yay! 

Let's be honest, L'oreal lipsticks are just astonishing. Beautifully sits on your lip for hours and doesn't come off like most, although I do like to top mine up because why not? I purchased the "Color Riche"  in the shade 630 Beige A Nu lip kit and it's sent me speechless. It represents a nude/beige colour, which I've been loving recently and think it looks very nice and sophisticated when wearing it. 

The packaging for the lip kit was shaped like a cracker and was so much fun opening it. At first, it took a while to figure out on how to open it but after 10 minutes of making myself look a fool, I sussed it out and ta-da, like opening a treasure chest. The lip liner is just a regular liner pencil which isn't too shabby, to be honest, but the lipstick casing was O M G, beautiful. Guess you can say, this little birdie is easily pleased. Seriously though, the casing is gorgeous. Nice gold casing with the L'oreal Paris logo. When opened, you twist the bottom like most lipsticks and then the most beautiful colour reveals itself. Ok, I'm making this sound very cringe but I promise, it's worth it. Very pleased with this purchase in the sales, from £10, to £5 and SO WORTH IT. 

I am so impressed, to say the least. I wore this lipstick and the lip liner for New Year's Eve and it just looked amazing. And, it felt like my lips were plumped but oh well... I felt good for the first time in weeks.


With a nice shirt, skirt/trousers and a pair of booties, the lipstick will compliment an Au Naturale makeup look or any makeup look for that matter, as it's nice and simple.
I can't recommend this enough, but then I realised that I got this in the after Christmas sale and didn't think it would be in stores. BUT, after doing a little browsing I managed to find the L'oreal Paris lipstick - 630 Beige - in Superdrug for a bargain price £6.99! Click here to have a look! :) 



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Thursday, 11 January 2018

New Year, New Resolutions

Happy New Year!


Wow, that's Christmas put to bed for another year, Welcome 2018! Well and truly baffled at how quick time is just slipping away. Oh well. Another year full of goals, memories, journeys, and happiness. So exciting to say the least, I wanted to share some of my resolutions. I did one last year and I shocked myself with how much I achieved.

  • Be more positive - Getting inside your own head is not a nice feeling. I struggle to stay positive with simple situations so achieving this resolution is #1 on my list.

  • Get Professional Help For My Mental Health - Don't want to go too much into this topic as it's quite tender and fresh cut at the moment, but at some point, I want to seek professional help when it comes to my mental health. More so, for strategies to learn whenever I feel anxious, depressed or not myself. 

  • Set More Goals - This is something I say will happen but never does. I am my own worst enemy at times which sometimes holds me back. I want to achieve more goals that I set and do more exciting, new and spontaneous things throughout 2018. 

  • Say Yes More - Being too scared to say yes to more things soon catches up with you. 2017 I didn't take risks to say yes, I said no instead. For 2018, I want that to change to be able to go for a night out, or on a coffee morning with the girls, shopping and not feeling guilty, spending time with family/friends and taking more opportunities by the hands and just do big things.

  • Find myself - Sometime's I don't even know who I am, or what I'm here for. Throughout this year I want to find that sense of security of knowing who I am and what my purpose is. Here's to the crazy adventure! 

Those are my resolutions for this year, nice and simple. When I first wrote it, it appeared I had more things I wanted to achieve to say I've done rather than develop on the things nobody talks about. Well, that's going to change. Stay tuned. 

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