July Favourites

July Favourites

Garnier SkinActive Aloe Milk Cleansing Milk | Here | £3.49

If you read my blog a lot, you'll notice that recently I reviewed the new Garnier Skinactive Honey Flower Collection. I really liked the cleansing lotion a lot, however as my skin type is always changing, I picked up the Aloe Milk one for Normal to Combination.

Walt Disney Studios & Going Home.. Kinda

I waffle far too much to have day two in my original Disneyland post, so I thought I'd write all about day two here as it was somewhat of an adventure - no lies!

So, here goes DISNEY DAY TWO...

Disneyland Travel Diaries

Disneyland Paris

GUESS WHO WENT TO DISNEYLAND? WE DID MOTHER F'ERS. Myself, Jack and our favourite emo couple Jasmine and Sean booked a last minute 3 day break to Paris for all of the fun. I last went to Disneyland Paris when I was 4, so this was all the emotions and nostalgia.

Cocktails At Steinbeck & Shaw, Brighton

Steinbeck and Shaw Brighton

When it comes to cocktails, something awakens an uncontrollable force in me and my motivation to leave the house (and be sociable) sky rockets whilst my bank balance slowly fades into nothingness.

To prove my dedication, the other day I actually queued for 33 minutes precisely in a bar, just because nowhere else around did cocktails..

20 Thoughts I've Had This Week

20 Thoughts I've Had This Week

2. Our hotel is walking distance to Sephora *cries happy tears*.
3. Oh god, do I declare bankruptcy now?
4. Ok yeah. I shouldn't have spent that much on the first day of the holiday.
5. I swear that person hates me and I have no idea why.
6. This workout is killing me.
7. I'm actually starting to like salads.
9. I wish I had more self confidence.
10. There is ALWAYS something to pay for!
11. Why am I more bloated after a workout than before?
12. Where has my motivation gone in the last 7 months?
13. OMG MY PHONE IS SO BROKEN. Pls hurry upgrade.
14. A glow in the dark cocktail? Yes please.
15. I love picnics and sunsets
17. Yay, culottes don't make me look whaletastic and now I love them!
18. I really really really want a Disney tattoo.
19. Our flight home is cancelled?!?! Help pls.
20. I think I jinxed saying I never wanted to leave Disneyland.

How's your week been? Have you been up to much? :)


Green Day, BST Hyde Park 2017

BST Hyde Park, 2017
There's no doubt that music, gigs and festivals are a huge part of my life. I said to myself this year I'd write more about things music-related and BST last weekend was definitely memorable one!

British Summer Time is a festival held over various different weekends throughout June and July in London's Hyde Park. I'm not going to lie, I never really knew it was a thing until very recently.

June Favourites

Serious question: How the F are we over half way through the year already?!

June was a busy month for me, so again, trying new products wasn't the easiest! Saying that, I do have the odd new product in amongst some golden oldies, so here they are! 

GRWM: The #InstaSelfie Base With Rimmel London*

I'm back again again blessing you all with my naked face (soz in advance) for my latest get ready with me. As my last GRWM post is actually one of my most popular posts, I thought I'd try out another one as I received some lovely new bits from Rimmel the other day! 

The £5.99 Harry Potter-Inspired Makeup Brush Set You Need NOW

When I get emails from Wowcher, I'm usually deleting deals for Disneyland Paris trips I can't afford (whilst sobbing) or totally irrelevant garden furniture deals. So y'know, you can imagine my disappointment.

Garner Skin Active Botanical Honey Flower Collection

Garner Skin Active Botanical Honey Milk Collection Review
You know when PR companies go above and beyond to send you the most generous care package? Yep. Well that is Garnier for me! I was blown away when a HUGE giant box arrived on my doorstep recently and I literally couldn't believe how amazing it was. 

May Favourites

So, I sucked at being a blogger in May. I don't know why, I just couldn't sit down and write a post without getting stupidly distracted. Or falling down 2 stairs and spraining my ankle.. True story.

Usually these posts are all about beauty favourites but shock horror, I haven't actually purchased any new makeup this month. I know, wtf?! To be honest, I think I just spend my money on more lifestyle-y based bits this month so here they are!

Memories That Last Forever With Printiki

Printiki Review

I don't know why, but printed photos will always hold a special place in my heart. Taking photos is (and always has been) a huge passion of mine - even if half the time I'm just winging it and I really don't know what I'm doing!

The Not-So-Serious SS17 Lookbook..

Recently, my friend and I filmed some lookbooks for each other for Youtube (which I'll include below if you want to see) and did a little blog photo shoot. Now, I'm definitely not a pro when it comes to this stuff and I definitely don't claim to be a fashion blogger, I just have a lot of fun putting outfits together!

Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polishes

Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polishes 
I am quite possibly the most useless person in the world when it comes to maintaining my nails. I know right, how can I call myself a beauty blogger? Either way, I do sometimes make an effort and paint them according to what season it is just to make them look pretty.

Brighton Foodies Festival 2017

Last weekend myself, Jasmine, Jack and Sean attended the Foodies Festival in Brighton! If you saw my recent giveaway, you'll know that the festival is held on the heart of the Hove Lawns, slap bang in the middle of Brighton and Hove and runs over the first May Bank Holiday weekend.

As last year was off the cards, there was a lot of making up for lost time this time around! When we arrived it was cloudy with a bitter wind (in true british style, obvs), but we were determined not to let it ruin our day!

Jasmine and I actually wanted to go to the festival 2 days running, but life just got in the way and we ended up being way too busy in the end!

When we arrived, I couldn't quite believe how big the festival was! You are greeted with all sorts of wonderful smells, live music, an old London bus bar and a Pimms Tennis Ball. There was a huge selection of drink stands to choose from but it only seemed right to start the afternoon on with a pint of Pimms. Yup, a pint.

There were endless amounts of food and drink stalls with plenty of free tasters which obviously we couldn't resist! If I was rich, I could have easily bought everything I tried!

It was hard not to feel overwhelmed by the amount of BBQ smells and delicious scents floating around in the air, I literally didn't know what to have for lunch.

We wandered around a good few times to see what we fancied and ended up getting a chicken wrap from this giant BBQ stand I can't remember the name of. This set us back £7 and I won't lie, it was nice but not anything special.

The macaroni on the other hand from I LOVE MAC N CHEESE was absolutely insane! It was so good I could eat it a million times over!

They even put crispy onions on the top and OMG. It was just the best thing ever. Anything cheesy is life though??

Another thing that really caught our eye was the KIN Vodka stand selling Lake District Toffee Vodka. The charming northern guy was enough to sell it alone and of course, alcohol tasters will always interest me.

The vodka itself was BLOODY AMAZING. I'm not usually big on sickly sweet drinks (or straight vodka) but this was something else. It didn't even have that harsh vodka taste to it and I could genuinely drink it straight haha.

There was also a giant pirate ship bar (which you could not miss) who were serving cocktails in coconuts. I really wanted one for the novelty but I'm not a fan of the coconut taste, so I think that would have just ended badly haha.

Although the boys basically drank the Kingfisher van dry throughout the day, Jack did try the Fullers Frontier Craft Lager from the Frontier van (..funnily enough!) OMG. It tasted SO good! Craft beer is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine and I highly recommend it! I'm so glad to know I can buy it in my local supermarket and pubs too!

To end the afternoon, we were lucky enough to have access to the VIP bar and a complimentary glass of fizz! The bar and seating area was nestled under a giant teepee which had it's very own acoustic stage. We got there just at the right time as 'Teenage Dirtbag' by Wheatus started playing and the rain decided to make an appearance. As if we weren't cold enough!!

Jack and I picked up some goodies between us and came home with some gourmet dog treats for his cheeky little hounds (if I remember the brand I'll link them later on!), Garlic & Herb Green Thunder cheese from Snowdonia Cheese Company (which I can confirm tasted divine!) and also a mini Kin Toffee + Vodka which I mentioned earlier.

Despite being totally frozen, the afternoon was a lot of fun and I am definitely going back next year. I WILL try and buy more next year too - especially the bubble waffles! Hoping they make a comeback. Thanks so much for the Foodies Festival for having us! Hopefully the weather won't be such a washout next year and we can go more than once! :)

Have you been to the Foodies Festival before? :)

**I was invited along as press by Foodies Festival but all opinions and food lusts are my own.

April Favourites

April Favourites
OH HAI MAY. Spring is in full swing. Poet and I (did) know it. Ok sorry, I am done. 

Here's another one of my signature late monthly favourites with products I loved throughout April. You know the score. Ps. Please excuse the meh quality photos at the moment, my memory card for my camera has broken so I'm having to use my (also broken) phone. WOOP WOOP.

My Must See Bands at Slam Dunk Festival 2017

Slam Dunk Festival 2016

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that Slam Dunk Festival is quite literally my favourite day of the year. Whilst I felt quite underwhelmed with the line-up this year, there are still a lot of bands I love (a hell of a lot) and will find myself watching. Not only that, it's mine and Jasmines 1 year friend-iversary. YAY! <3

Smashbox Brighton Event

Smashbox Brighton Event

Recently, myself and a few friends Holly and Katie went along to our local Boots to spend an evening with the Smashbox team. In store for us throughout the evening involved trying and testing their new releases (whilst finding out all about them!), eating an unruly amount of Haribo and socialising with other local bloggers!

Dreamy Stationery From Coconut Lane & 20% Discount Code!*

Coconut Lane Stationery Discount Code

Because who wouldn't want to be all of those things on my new notebook? Minus that, can we just talk about how ridiculously dreamy this MacBook skin is? I can now stare at an opal-ly pastel heaven every time I go to use my laptop and it makes me SO happy.

New Beginnings & Life Lately

Life Lately
It feels like only yesterday I was telling you all how much of a rollercoaster my life was. I think a catch up is waaaaay overdue, so grab a cuppa - it's probably going to be a long one!

Where do I start...? Let's take it back to December.

Win Tickets To Brighton Foodies Festival!

Brighton Foodies Festival Giveaway

I love food - there's absolutely no denying it's a genuine obsession. Snacking is probably one of my favourite things to do and If I'm going out somewhere, one way or another you can almost guarantee there's a food or drink motive behind the trip.

Benefit Cosmetics Brow Event | #FriendsWithBenefit

Benefit Cosmetics Brow Event
Photo credit: Simple Synth

I never ever thought that I would be typing this, but last week a group of local bloggers and I attended a Benefit Cosmetics event in my hometown of Brighton! 

March Favourites

March Favourites

Hey hey! I always hit a blank when starting a favourites post these days. I literally think I say the same thing every month.. haha! Anyway, how was your March? Didn't it fly by?! I'm here again chatting you through my favourites from last month, and where you can find them!

Baie Botanique Rose Renew Regenerating Face Cream

Baie Botanique Rose Renew Regenerating Face Cream Review

Finding the right skincare to match my erratic skin type can sometimes be a chore to say the least. My skin fluctuates from an oily mess and a planet of spots, to a dry and sensitive pain in the arse. I basically never know what I'm going to be waking up to from day-to-day. I've come to realise over the years that as much as I don't always want to admit it, it does pay to have great skin.

Makeup Revolution 3rd Birthday Party

Makeup Revolution 3rd Birthday Party

I bloody love March. Do you know why? Because it means Makeup Revolution celebrate yet another birthday, and me and some beautiful friends Orla, Megan and Naddy get to go along and party with them!

Rimmel London Volume Shake Mascara Review

Rimmel London Volume Shake Mascara Review

When it comes to my lashes, they are incredibly stubborn and sparse, which means finding a mascara that works for me is usually some kind of miracle.

I recently received the new Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara* through the post and needless to say I was very intrigued. My first impression of the product was that it's heavier than your normal every day mascara. Not only that, it's friggen shakeable - aren't Rimmel loving their shake technology at the moment?!

Spring Inspired Duvet Covers You NEED In Your Life*

Spring Inspired Duvet Covers You NEED In Your Life
With spring fast approaching, I feel well and truly ready for new bed sheets! I am a very seasonal person when it comes to bedding; I will go to great lengths to make sure the sheets are changed and ready for the upcoming season! Although we tend to have pretty sporadic seasons in the UK, it's nice to try.. right? 

February Favourites

OMG. It's scary how quickly this favourites post crept up (and how late it is!) Soz. I definitely panicked the other day at how little new things I've tried lately - needless to say that WILL change this month! I've definitely focussed maybe a teeny bit more on the beauty side of things on my new Youtube Channel lately, but I am still going to continue on here, obvs!

Rimmel London Brow This Way Shake Filling Powder

Rimmel London Brow This Way Shake Filling Powder

Rimmel London are at it again. This time with their new, innovative brow products! Today, I'm going to be reviewing and swatching these genius Brow Shake Filling Powders* and letting you know my thoughts!

The Ultimate Guide To Blog Props (& Where To Find Them)

The Ultimate Guide To Blog Photo Props

When I first started out in the blogging world, flat lays and photography were the least of my worries. I'd happily write a post with no photo at all, or throw together products with the most hideous lighting and not really even give a crap. 

The more time I spent reading others blogs or lusting over dreamy Instagram shots, the more I wondered why people were so lucky to have perfectly white & marbled worktops, continuous fresh flowers and dreamy wooden flooring. I spent ages trying to work it out until a little lightbulb clicked and I took to asking Google & Twitter. 

Little Ways To Help Declutter Your Mind.

I've come to realise lately that having a clear head is so important. Remembering to take care of yourself is a massive factor in feeling good, and breaking old habits can sometimes be really good for you! I've found some weird and wonderful ways that seem to be working for me lately, so hopefully they'll help you out too!

Getting Ready For Valentines Day ft. Tangle Angel

Valentines Day ft. Tangle Angel

When it comes to the dreaded V word, I think the majority of the world will shudder or just shrug the whole idea off completely. Whether it's your thing or not, there are plenty of different ways to spend the evening. From a date night, to 'Galentines' drinks or even just a night in to yourself - everyone will be doing something different.

January Favourites

January Favourites 2017

So, January happened. Does that mean the blues will officially be over and the blogging slumps will kindly get in the bin? I don't know about you, but I really hope so!

I tried a lot of new products over Christmas and New Year, some of which featured in my 2016 Favourites Round Up because I loved them so much! Since then, I've had loads of other things to try out, so hopefully there is something for everyone here!

Drugstore Get Ready With Me Ft. Rimmel London

Drugstore Get Ready With Me Ft. Rimmel London

This took a lot of guts for me to post because believe it or not, I am quite self conscious and actually dislike my face. I think my jawline is wonky, I have annoying features and I'm not a makeup pro at all - I just like to use new products. But in reality, who cares? This blog is all about being real, so who needs a perfectly edited photoshopped face?

Amsterdam Video Diaries

Amsterdam In Winter

It now seems to be a tradition now that whenever Jack and I go away, we make a video. As much as I loved writing my Amsterdam Travel Diaries, I also loved filming it too! I find capturing things on film sometimes speaks a bit louder than words on a blog post. It's also a great memoir to look back on! 

I'm definitely going to start the chatty side of Youtube at some point this year, in addition to still documenting our travels, so if you'd like to see that then please subscribe to my channel here! It would mean a lot! :)

I hope you enjoy the video! Let me know what you think!

Have you been to Amsterdam? :) 

2017 To-Do List

2017 To-do List

It's no lie that sticking to New Years Resolutions has never really been my 'thing'. I'm just a bit of a go-with-the-flow kinda gal and if I stick to something then great, if I don't then I don't. To be honest, that method in life has never got me anywhere and I really want 2017 to be the year of BIG changes. For once in my life, I actually feel ready to make stuff happen, so here's to the next chapter!
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