A little bit of everything

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Scents and Memories

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great week. You might remember a while ago I wrote about my favourite fragrances and ones which I have loved since I was younger and have continued to buy, Today I want to share with different scents that bring memories back to me, which includes past memories growing up and how the scents affect me now, the memories and emotions they create in the present time. I would love to know in the comments which scents always bring memories back to you. Maybe it's a scent that you haven't smelled for a while and as soon as you do, it brings back a particular memory?

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sunday Thoughts | Autumn, Strictly Come Dancing and 5 Happy Things

Hi everyone! I hope you have had a lovely weekend. I'm currently snuggled up in bed with my dressing gown on, watching the X Factor! I've mostly been chilling out this weekend as I've not been at work. So my weekend has mostly consisted of an extra hour or two in bed and watching some of my fave TV shows. I've also been catching up on watching some vlogs too. Now firstly let's talk about Strictly. There are so many amazing dancers. I thought Aston Merrygold was so good. I also really love Debbie McGee. Those legs! I also thought that Ruth Langsford was amazing. I really do like Reverend Richard Coles and his dance partner Dianne Buswell. Their dance was very entertaining. I can't wait for next week! 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

What I Will Be Watching This Autumn

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great week. As some of you may know Autumn is my favourite season. I love this time of year when you can start getting out your jumpers and scarfs and warm cosy blankets. It's also the perfect time, especially on a cold evening to snuggle up in a blanket and watch some TV. In this post I have listed some of the shows that I am currently watching and ones that are also on my to-watch list this Autumn. I've also added a couple that will be coming out very soon, that I am really excited to watch.

Im also so excited to share with you today, the new brand new Panasonic 4K TV, with a sleek design and a beautifully bright, colourful display. Brand new for 2017, the 4K TV will give you an amazing viewing experience for all of your favourite films and shows capturing every detail. You are able to have your very own cinema experience at home. The Televisions are beautifully designed and I highly recommend checking them out.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Sunday Thoughts | Late Night Chat

Hi everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. I'm a little bit late writing this post today, but better late than never! I'm so happy right now, because Home Alone is on TV. I love that film, definitely one of my favourites. I always get so emotional at the end of it. I'm feeling all Christmasy now! I'm also snuggled up under the duvet with Jasper (the dog) sleeping next to me. Actually I say he's sleeping, he's just woke up and he doesn't seem to want me to write this post now, haha! He is demanding lots of cuddles. I love this time of year. I also watched The Smurfs movie too today, I used to love watching The Smurfs when I was younger. I just can't believe I haven't watched the film sooner. 

Saturday, 16 September 2017

GOSH X-Ceptional Wear Foundation | Review

Hi everyone! I hope you have a great weekend. Today I want to share with you this liquid foundation by GOSH. It is the GOSH X-Ceptional Wear Foundation, in the shade Porcelain. I am a huge fan of theirs. Their makeup products are fragrance free and are cruelty free and vegan. I have always found it hard to find a really good foundation that matches my very pale skin! In the past when I have tried different shades, they are either too dark for my skin tone or I end up looking orange. But I have found that with this shade it matches my skin tone perfectly. I'm so happy that I found this one to try and this post is not sponsored in any way, I purchased this foundation with my own money.


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Mini Haul | Natural Collection

Hi everyone! I can't believe it's Wednesday already! I hope you are having a lovely week so far. For todays post I want to share with you some of my favourite makeup products by Natural Collection. I have been a huge fan of Natural Collection for so long now and their mascara is one of my must have makeup products along with their liquid eyeliner. Natural Collection have recently given their packaging a makeover and I am really loving the designs. Two reasons why I love natural collection so much is that, one they don't contain any fragrance in their products and two they are very affordable. Their products also contain camomile to help soothe and protect. This post is not sponsored in any way and each product I have purchased with my own money.


Monday, 11 September 2017

I've Graduated | My Graduation Day

Hi everyone! I hope you have a lovely day. If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen me tweeting about my graduation. I graduated on Tuesday 5th September. It was truly a magical evening. You can watch the ceremony here. You can see me at about 57:23. It was definitely an evening I will never forget. I am so proud of everyone. I have thoroughly enjoyed the last three years at University. I have learned so much and I am truly grateful to everyone for all of their help and support. I just can't believe that it has really been three years already! It doesn't feel so long ago that I was walking in to the lecture theatre for my very first welcome talk at the University of Lincoln. I was so excited for my first day and meeting lots of new people. If you are new to my blog, I studied Audio Production at the University of Lincoln. I started University as a mature student when I was 24. I just felt that it was the right time and that I really wanted to go Uni.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sunday Thoughts | Graduating, TV shows and Happy Things

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a lovely weekend. My weekend has been quite relaxing. As I've had the weekend off work, I decided to have a few extra hours in bed and to get caught up on taking photos for my blog and writing too. Although we had a couple of thunderstorms yesterday, the morning was quite lovely out, so I thought I better make the most out of it and take some photos. I also watched some TV too. I love watching Come Dine With Me, I also watched The Simpsons too. I don't think I will ever get bored of watching The Simpsons! I've watched them since they started airing on BBC 2 all those years ago and I still watch them all the time now and I'm 27! Remember when they also used to have The Fresh Prince on after too and Malcolm In The Middle. Oh and Buffy too! 

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Rabbit by Patricia Williams aka Ms. Pat | Book Review

Hi everyone! I hope you have a lovely weekend. I can't believe how quick this week has gone already. What have you been up to this week? If you haven't read this weeks other new blog posts, you can find them here and here
For todays blog post, I am really excited to share with you today, Rabbit* by Patricia Williams aka Ms. Pat. This book is an autobiography and it has been a while since I have read an autobiography, but I absolutely love them. 


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

My Pop! Vinyl Collection

Hi everyone! For todays post I want to share with you my Pop! Vinyl collection so far. I have already done a couple of posts with two of the Pops that I have got, but my little collection is slowly growing. I also mentioned that it was my boyfriend who got me in to collecting these! He has so many of them. I really love all of the Disney ones and I really want to get Rapunzel next. The very first one I got myself was Catbug from Bravest Warriors on Cartoon Hangover. I love Catbug so much! The next one I got was Belle. My friend and I went to the Disney Store and I just had to get her. Then I got Fluttershy from My Little Pony. I love My Little Pony and Fluttershy is my favourite. The other three that I have got, my boyfriend gave me. I have Olaf from Frozen, Gidget from The Secret Life of Pets and Scarlet Witch from Marvel, the Captain America Civil War one. 


Monday, 4 September 2017

Salt Of The Earth, Natural Deodorant

Hi everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend and that you have a great week. For todays post I want to write about the Salt Of The Earth deodorant. I have very sensitive skin and a while ago I tried an own brand deodorant which left me with very sore underarms. I had very sore and irritated red patches and rashes appear all over both of my underarms which started travelling down my sides. It was horrible. Anyway what actually caused that was a deodorant that I purchased and had only been using for about a few days. The perfume in it was quite strong and as I have sensitive skin, the perfume in it just didn't react well with my skin. 

Over the years I have tried so many deodorants and none of them seem to really work. They either make my underarms feel uncomfortable and sore or the scent in them just doesn't work after a couple of hours. Some work for a few months but then they just stop working. After realising what a state my underarms was in, I decided that I really do need to try and get a more natural deodorant that doesn't have any perfume in. That's when I came across this Salt Of The Earth one. This post is not sponsored and I purchased this deodorant with my own money. All views and opinions are 100% my own. 


Sunday, 3 September 2017

Sunday Thoughts | Birthdays, Food and Happy Things

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a lovely Sunday and that you have had a great weekend. I recently went out with some friends for a little while, as it was one of my friends birthday. So we all went out into town and had a good night. Today I've got the day off work, so I've decided to have just a chill out day today and have a little catch-up with some blog stuff. I've also been writing a long list of different blog post ideas that I want to do and I went to Wilko and got myself a diary, as I really do need to write things down more! I think I'm also going to do a little bit of tidying up later too. I'm not too sure what to have for my tea yet though, I love looking online for inspiration for recipes. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Notes On Being Teenage by Rosalind Jana | Book Review

Hi everyone! That's right, I've got another book review for you all today. I'm really excited to share with you Notes On Being Teenage by Rosalind Jana. Like my previous book review I wrote on Sing by Vivi Greene, I did a small review on Twitter for this book too. I just can't believe that I didn't do a review on here for them. But I am now and I can't wait to share it with you. Rosalind Jana is an author, freelance journalist, poet, and model.


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Sing by Vivi Greene | Book Review

Hi everyone! It's currently 3:58 in the afternoon and I am sat here about to write this post and eat bowl of cereal! Sometimes when I'm feeling hungry but I have no idea what I want, I usually just go straight to the cereal! Anyone else do this?! Anyway for todays new post, I am really excited to share with Sing by Vivi Greene. I actually did a small review for this book over on Twitter last year, but I suddenly realised that I had not done one on my blog. So I thought to myself, why not do one today! For anyone who hasn't heard of or read Sing yet, I highly recommend checking it out. 


Thursday, 17 August 2017

My Favourite Fragrances

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a lovely day. This morning started out quite dull and grey with some rain, but it's so nice out now. I even took Jasper (the dog) out for a little walk along the river. Today I have got a brand new beauty post for you and it's all about fragrances. I love doing beauty posts and I'm very excited to share with you this one today. For more beauty posts, check out my reviews on the Makeup Revolution, Iconic Smokey PaletteBody Mist by So...?Stila Colour Balm Lipstick in Avery and Garnier Micellar Cleansing Wash.

Do you ever automatically get transported to a specific time or place when you smell a certain fragrance? I know I do. There are certain fragrances that just bring back so many memories. For example when I smell Fantasy by Britney Spears, (one of my favourite fragrances,) I'm transported back to my years at college, as it was my go-to perfume. When I smell Fame by Lady Gaga, I'm back in Cornwall again. When I smell Let's Spritz by Zoella, it transports me back to camping with my friend Emma. I needed some perfume whilst on holiday and I found a Superdrug with the Zoella range in, I just had to get it and it was all I spritzed on myself. I find it amazing what perfume can do to our senses. When I smell any of the original So...? fragrances from quite a few years back, it reminds me of being at secondary school, and getting out my body spray and spraying maybe just a little too much all over myself and my friends. So...? Kiss Me was a favourite of mine. I can even picture a particular moment when I used it at school, what I was doing at that exact moment, getting it out of my school bag and remembering how much I loved the smell of it.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Looking At Old Photos

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a lovely week. For todays blog post, I thought I would share with you some old photos from when I was little. I love looking at old photos, they bring back so many memories. I love looking at some of the outfits I wore when I was little. I also felt that this post will let you get to know me a bit more more. There are so many more photos that I found in some albums, some did make me laugh! I chose just a few below and also the one above too to put in this post. 

I was born on the 2nd March 1990. I was 9 weeks early, my mum had to have an emergency cesarean and I weighed 3lb 1oz and then went down to 2lb something. The first photo below is me in an incubator. I had to stay in hospital for a while before I was allowed home. My mum said that the nurses came in to see me and I had somehow managed to twist myself around and my head was the other end of the incubator! 


Monday, 7 August 2017

Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization by Nancy Holder | Book Review

Hi everyone! I'm really excited to share with you today, Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization* by Nancy Holder and published by Titan Books. I am a huge Wonder Woman fan. I went to see the movie at the cinema a few weeks back and I love it so much. Definitely one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. My boyfriend even got me a Wonder Woman t-shirt, so it was only right I wore it to the cinema. ( I will pop in a photo at the bottom of this post!) I was so excited when I found out that there is a Wonder Woman novel being released. 


Sunday, 6 August 2017

Sunday Thoughts | I'm Back

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a lovely weekend. It's been a little while again since I've done a Sunday Thoughts post. It's also been a little while since I have done other posts. I absolutely love blogging, but recently I have felt a little out of touch with my blog. I have always known how I want my blog to look and be, but I suppose recently I've been having those horrid doubts come in to my mind about my blog. I decided that the best thing to do, was to have a little break. I just needed some time to gather my thoughts about my blog and to decide on content, photography and just ideas in general. I have missed blogging a lot, as I really do have a strong love for it. 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Five Favorite Retellings by Christina Henry | Lost Boy Blog Tour

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a lovely week so far. I am so excited to share with you 'My Five Favorite Retellings by Christina Henry. A while back I reviewed Lost Boy by Christina Henry, you can view the post here. If you have already read my review, you may remember me writing this...

"I was very excited when I received this book in the post. Although I am someone who loves the Disney tales of these stories, I'm also quite interested in reading different takes on them. As we know, some the original stories of our favourite fairytales, before they were made in to Disney films, have changed a lot over the years, some very dark and quite different to how we know them today. Christina Henry has reimagined the world of Neverland from J.M. Barrie's dark classic of Peter Pan and we read the story from the perspective of Peter's first and best lost boy Jamie."

Well, in todays post, Christina Henry shares with you her favourite story retellings.

Also don't forget to check out the blogs below, who are also part of the Lost Boy Blog Tour.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Sunday Thoughts

Hi everyone! I hope you have had a lovely weekend. This weekend had been spent mostly cleaning and tidying, as it's something I have been putting off! But at least it's done now. I've also been trying to relax a little too, as over the past few weeks I have really been struggling with my anxiety and OCD. I am still currently having my CBT sessions, I've still got a few left and I know I've still got a way to go but I'm finding them to be really helpful, and I'm even more determined to take back control. I've got my next session tomorrow. For the last few sessions I've actually been having a walk to them. It takes me about 25/30 mins, but having a walk always makes me feel a little bit better and I also look forward to having a walk too. I can just take my time and get some fresh air. It's just little things like that, that I have been trying to do. 

Friday, 30 June 2017

Makeup Revolution, Iconic Smokey Palette

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great week so far. For todays post I want to share with you this gorgeous eyeshadow palette by Makeup Revolution. I am a huge fan of their products, so recently when I was on the lookout for a new eyeshadow palette, I knew straight away that I wanted one by Makeup Revolution. I love that they have so much choice in palettes. I just wanted to buy all of them! But after having a look I decided to go for the Iconic Smokey Palette. I am obsessed with it. From the packaging, to the mirror you get inside to the eyeshadows themselves, I love every single thing about this palette. 


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

My Little Pony, Fluttershy Pop! Vinyl

Hi everyone! Yes that's right, I have added a new Pop! Vinyl to my collection. In one of my previous posts, I mentioned about how my boyfriend has kind of got me obsessed with them. He actually has a quite a large collection of Pop! Vinyl's. At the moment I have only got three. I have Catbug from Bravest Warriors and Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I just love them, they are so cute and great to collect. They are currently sitting on my dressing table. I have always been a fan of My Little Pony and my favourite character is most definitely Fluttershy, so when I saw this Pop! I just had to get it.


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sunday Thoughts - What I've Been Upto

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Today I am back with a new Sunday Thoughts post. I can't believe how warm it has been! The weather is so lovely out. This weekend I have mainly been out enjoying the sun and having a relaxing weekend. I went to a classic car and tractor rally. I love going to them in the summer and having a look round. I am a huge fan of classic cars. 

After having a little blogging break, I have been posting everyday this week, I will leave links to each of the posts at the bottom. I just needed some me time. Recently I've been struggling quite a lot more with my anxiety and OCD. If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen that recently I have started having CBT sessions. Even though I have only just really started having them, I am finding them to be very helpful. I can and will win and I am determined to take back control. 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Lost Boy by Christina Henry | Book Review

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great Saturday. The weather has been so nice today, I can't believe how warm it has been. I spent the day with family and enjoying the sunshine. I also had a picnic too. I love picnics! Anyway for todays blog post, I want to share with you Lost Boy by Christina Henry. Christina Henry is the author of the national bestselling Black Wings series and the two Chronicles of Alice books, Alice and Red Queen. Lost Boy is a brand new story of blood, love and treachery.


Friday, 16 June 2017

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio | Blog Tour

Hi everyone! I hope you have a lovely day. A little while back I was of the Follow Me Down blog tour and for todays post I'm delighted to be part of the If We Were Villains blog tour. In this post you can find out a little bit more about the book and also a little bit about the author too. 

If We Were Villains is full of love, friendship and betrayal. We follow the story of seven friends, but everything starts to change after a tragic event happens. Oliver's realises that hiss fellow classmates and friends are playing their acting roles not only on-stage, but off-stage too. This book is brilliantly written and goes through many emotions felt by each of the characters. If We Were Villains is out now. I highly recommend checking this book out. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

My Disney Tsum Tsum Collection

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great week so far. I can't believe it's Thursday already. As I am writing this post I am also watching a new episode of Catfish. My boyfriend got me watching Catfish a while back. I had never actually watched it before and had no idea what it was about! I honestly can't believe that I had never watched it before, I'm quite obsessed with it now. I'm always trying to figure out who the catfish is when watching an episode. Anyway on to todays blog post...

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Body Mist by So...?

Hi everyone! I hope you have a lovely day today. As I'm catching up on blog posts this week after having a little break, I've decided that there will be a new post everyday this week. For todays post, I want to share with you these gorgeous body mists that smell so...? amazing. (Get it!) Anyway, I wanted to share with you on my blog these because I love them so much. A while back I entered a giveaway to win these and I was very happy when I found out I had won them. Being a huge fan of So...? I knew straight away that I was going to love these body mists.


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Stila Colour Balm Lipstick - Avery

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a good week so far. This week I am mainly writing blogs posts, taking photos and also doing some painting. I stocked up on some new art supplies last week ready to start on a new project. I have always love art, especially painting, I enjoy it so much and I also find that as soon as I start painting all of my worries just disappear and I'm just focusing on what I am painting. I've got a few ideas already on what I am going to be painting. I will definitely be sharing some pictures on here when they are finished. 

Anyway on to todays new post. I'm so excited to share with you a new beauty review post. It's been a while since I have done one of these. A while back I won this gorgeous Stila lipstick in the shade Avery. If you have read some of my previous beauty posts, you may know that I am a huge fan of coral lipsticks. This lipstick is a peachy coral shade and I absolutely love it. I have never owned a Stila makeup product before, so I was very excited when I found out I had won one. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon | Book Review

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I'm back with a brand new book review post today. It's been a while but I'm back again. I decided to spend a little time away from blogging and posting regular on social media. I think sometimes it's just something we need to do from time to time. I have been struggling with my anxiety and OCD a lot recently, but I am determined to win. I just needed a little break, it also made me realise how much I have missed blogging. A little while ago I shared on a blog post, three pieces of audio that I created for my third year audio project. You can listen to them here. In two of the audio pieces, I did them on anxiety and OCD. I would love to know what think of them. I wanted to create something to show my experiences and how having OCD and anxiety effects me personally. I've recently started having CBT sessions. So far I am finding them to be very helpful and also very interesting, in learning more about OCD and also learning more about myself, if that makes sense.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

My Third Year Audio Project

Hi everyone. For todays blog post, I want to share with you my third year audio project. I actually did this project for the Wellbeing Centre at the University of Lincoln. I created these three pieces of audio to help raise awareness for anxiety, OCD and autism. You can check out my post here, where I talk about having anxiety and OCD. I decided that for my last audio project, I wanted to work alone and to create something that is personal to me and to create something that I want to create.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Printiki Photo Printing Service | Review

Hi everyone! It's been a little while since I've done a blog post, but I'm back today with a brand new one. I hope you are having a lovely week so far. 

One thing that I really miss is taking photos and then going to get the film developed and having the photos in physical form. Now I just take photos on either my phone or my camera and upload them straight to my laptop, or I forget about them and like with photos on my old phone, I never see them again. I used to love buying a new photo album and sorting through my photos and putting the best ones into an album. In todays post, I am really excited to share with you, Printiki's photo printing service. 


Sunday, 9 April 2017

What I've Been Up to | Sunday Thoughts

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I can't believe how warm it is outside today, it's so nice out. My mum and I went for a ride out today, we took some lunch with us and then sat next to the river while we ate. I love going out and exploring. Sometimes the most beautiful places are right next to you. On the way to where we went, we drove along the river and passed fields of horses, cows and sheep. It was so relaxing and even better with the warm weather. I'm so excited to share with you another Sunday Thoughts post. For todays Sunday Thoughts, I thought that I would share with you what I have been up to lately. 

My boyfriend Chris had the week off work so it was really nice to spend some time together. On Friday we decided to go out to the zoo. We went to Twycross zoo. It's been so long since I've been to that zoo. I loved going when I was little. I had a great time looking at all of the animals, especially the Gorillas! One of my other favourite bits was feeding the birds. You go into this building where there are beautiful birds flying about and you can buy a little pot of nectar to give them. As soon as I walked through the door they come flying down to get the nectar. At one point I had one on my shoulder and two on my arm.


Thursday, 6 April 2017

Having Anxiety and OCD

When someone asks me how I am, my immediate reply is 'I'm good thank you.' To be completely honest with you I'm not always fine, but I can't find the words to say that. I suffer from OCD and anxiety. Although I quite openly talk about my other health problems, I have POTS Syndrome and Interstitial Cystitis. OCD and anxiety is something that I struggle to talk to people about. 


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Oh My Cod | Gluten Free Fish and Chips Review

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a lovely day today. For todays blog post, I want to share with you something very delicious. As some of you may know I am unable to have dairy and gluten and one thing that I have missed having so much over the last few years are some proper fish and chips form a fish and chip shop. I sometimes make my own using frozen free from breaded fish from the supermarket with some homemade chips, but you really can't beat some good fish and chips from an actual fish and chip shop! I recently found an article online that was also in my local paper about Oh My Cod, which is in Spalding, Lincolnshire, are doing gluten free fish and chips! I was so happy, as Spalding finally has a chip shop that does gluten free, I have been waiting a very long time for this! 


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

StickerShop | Review

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a lovely day so far. Fingers crossed the sun comes out again. It was lovely this morning, but unfortunately the sun is hiding again at the moment. But as it has been a bit brighter I made sure that I got some more blog photos taken! The rest of my week is going to consist of finishing off my audio project and dissertation for University. Todays post is something a little bit different, I want to share with you these amazing printed stickers from StickerShop*. How amazing to have your own blog header/button turned into a sticker. Such a great thing to have. I absolutely love them. As soon as I was contacted and asked if I would like to review some I immediately said yes. 

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