Monday, 30 May 2016

Monthly Favourites #14 - May

It's that time of the month where I look back and share some of my fave things with you! Ranging from songs, TV and movies, to whatever lies in the random section!

Song
I am still obsessed with Fifth Harmony, and their new album 7/27 came out on Friday and it's AMAZING. This song is their newest single after Work From Home, and it's another one that I love! 



Picture
My favourite picture from this month has to be this one of my Bullet Journal handwriting page! I loved trying to do some that I'd seen online, as well as some of my own! It's just a nice colourful page in the journal and I'm so happy that I started bujo-ing!



TV Show
I have been meaning to watch the Flash since it came out after Arrow allowed it to do a spinoff - and I finally got round to it this month! Not quite finished the first season yet, but it's amazing and Grant Gustin is amazing!




Movie
Having watched the about two trailers this year, I'd forgot this was coming out until I looked on our local cinema listing! I went to see it with Cameron a few days after it was released, and I loved it!! The fight scenes were amazing, the CGI was incredible and I dread to think of the budget!! I was dubious about Sophie Turner being Jean Grey, but she was pretty awesome! Loved the movie!



Random Section
So for the random section, I've gone with this image of my Bakers Day cake that the company kindly sent me! I loved that I could personalise it with an image of my own - plus it tasted bloody lovely! Definitely recommend these!



Hope you enjoyed these faves for May! What have you loved this month from each category? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe!

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Friday, 27 May 2016

Baker Days Letterbox Cake* Review


Last week I was contacted by the Baker Days team on Twitter, about trying one of their letterbox cakes. After a few emails, it was sorted for me to have a personalized 5 inch letterbox cake. I picked a simple cake from their website, and attached an image I wanted on the cake.

There are a variety of cake choices, such as vanilla sponge as chocolate - along with different sizes. I had the vanilla sponge option as it was the basic one. This size and type of cake usually retails for £14.99.





It arrived on Tuesday, and came with some Love Hearts and in it's own little tin. I love that I can keep the tin after consuming the cake! It claims to be able to stay fresh for 14 days, which is a long time - but I never have cake for this long to know if this is true or not!

The cake was nice and simple, and I loved that it had a nice picture of my, my sister and dad on it! I'm quite tempted to order another one to send to my sister!




For someone who is super fussy with icing, I really enjoyed this! It was really tasty and soft, which I really liked. The sponge was moist and a little crumbly, which is how I like it! It was big enough for 4 portions! I shared half between me and my Dad on the Tuesday and he gave it rave reviews - but said he personally wouldn't pay the price for this gift, even though it was yummy! I then had the other half with Cameron on Wednesday and he really liked it too - and he is super fussy with food!

I would definitely buy this as a gift for a birthday or present of sorts as it's a lovely personal touch if you can add pictures. The price is a little high for my liking, but any lower would mean compromising on the quality!

Have you tried any Baker Days products before, and if so, what did you think? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 20 May 2016

2016 Goals | Check In


Personal & Resolutions Goals
  1. Lose some weight/tone up 
    • So far lost a few pounds and toned up in some areas!
  2. Learn to take better pictures
    • Not even started this yet!
  3. Drive somewhere new
    • Not yet!
  4. Go to the cinema at least 5 times
    • Done! Seen 4 films so far, one of which we saw twice! Also have 2 more trips lined up!
  5. Carry on with the job search/get a new job
    • I didn't find a new job, but I have moved to a new department at work (deli counter) and I am much happier there. Just trying to sort more hours/contract hours out and hopefully I'll be on full time soon!
  6. Save up for holidays/outings
    • I'm doing pretty good with saving up for Florida next year, but as for the hen party, wedding and Marvel trip in London, I've not so much as saved a penny....
  7. Organise my room better
    • This has been partially done. My desk and clothes are all much better arranged!
  8. Get into a better sleeping routine
    • Not gone well so far. I sometimes have 6am starts at work, so 9am bedtime and up at 4:30am hasn't helped!
  9. Be more of an 'adult'
    • This has gone well in my opinion. I've cooked a lot more and not relied on my Dad to make sure my car is alright and that things get fixed indoors. I have my own toolbox, so I've been having way to much fun!
  10. Try and follow my resolutions!
    • I'm getting there slowly with this!

Blog Goals
  1. 750 Bloglovin followers 👍 Managed this back in March!
  2. 1400 Twitter followers 👍 I hit this mid January and currently have 3500+
  3. 450 Instagram followers 👍 Managed this on Feb 1st!
  4. 250 YouTube subscribers 👍 Mid March I hit this, so super happy with this!
  5. 150 Facebook page likes 👍 Hit this about a week in February!
  6. 150,000 blog page views -- Not hit this yet, but I'm on 109k right now, so might hit this by the end of the year! 

Did you have any personal or blog goals for the new year, and how are you doing so far? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry Lipstick


If you've been a follower of this blog for a while now, you'll know I'm not a massive lipstick fan - or of any lip product for that matter... However over recent months I've been trying more out and have come to like a few of them - and this one is just beautiful!

I won a Charlotte Tilbury lippy from the lovely Debra-Bow on twitter, in a giveaway she was hosting. The shade I was is called Glastonberry, and if you want to buy this for yourself, you can get it for £23 off the CT website, or for the same price from Selfridges.




This is the first CT product I've ever owned, so I was super excited about it as I've read a load of good reviews about their products. It was even worn by Poppy Delevingne at this year's Met Gala.





Like my MAC Instigator lipstick, Glastonberry is a dark berry purple with a slight red undertone to it, and is just such a lovely shade! The reason I love such a dark colour is that light shades such as pink, look pretty bad on me, but darker colours work better! It is a super creamy and smooth formula, and like the Instigator lipstick again, it is perfect for a 'vampy' makeup look.

And there isn't any odd scent to it, which is something I find super off-putting from some brands.

Considering I don't usually like lip products, I loved this! Have you ever tried a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick or any other products at all, and what did you try out? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 16 May 2016

Insta Love #4


I'm obsessed with taking pictures, editing them and making nice memories - hence why I love Instagram. There are some awesome accounts that I follow, plus the picture sharing app has gone insane with really talented photographers and bloggers who just seem to have this whole filter thing down.

So today, I'm sharing some Insta love with my top 5 pictures/accounts that I've come across recently!


A photo posted by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀T A M Z 🍕 (@tmznloves) on




A photo posted by Hannah Rose 💗 (@hanrosewilliams) on


Which accounts and pictures have you been loving lately? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 13 May 2016

Wedding Guest Look Book


Wedding season is upon us and it's about this time of year that people start shopping for the Summer Weddings they've been invited to. Or at least I am. Cameron's sister is getting married in July, so I've had to start thinking about outfits and ideas I'd like for the day as I'm attending the entire event. I have a few dresses in mind, but I'm sure I'll change my mind come July!

Until then, here are some ideas I've liked for various Wedding occasions! Depending on the Wedding location, you might need to adapt your outfit for terrain, weather or activity! Here are three ideas I've put together with items from Yours Clothing and Select...










Like any of the outfits, or particular pieces? And are you off to any weddings this year? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 6 May 2016

May Playlist


I've been listening to a lot of music over the past month month, so thought I would create this little list off all the songs I am loving right now! Click any of the titles to get taken to a YouTube video, so you can check them out for yourself :)


Like these songs? Let me know! Hope you have a great weekend and keep safe :)

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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Wishlist #24

I'm quite loving online shopping right now, and even though I'm in saving mode, it's not stopped me adding things to my wishlists!! Here are few of the things I really want to get when I get paid!

I'm currently having a Disney week, so these have all caught my eye!




Like any of the above items? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 2 May 2016

Monthly Favourites #13 - April

It's that time of the month where I look back and share some of my fave things with you! Ranging from songs, TV and movies, to whatever lies in the random section!

Song
I have been listening to a lot of my 90's and 00's songs over the past 4 weeks, and after having an in depth discussion about who was better out of Spice Girls and Girls aloud (of 132 votes, 86% said Spice Girls!! #VivaForever) and I've been reliving my Spice Up Your Life years with this classic! 



Picture
My favourite picture from this month has to be of Buckingham Palace on the 23rd of April! We went to London to celebrate Cameron's birthday on the 25th and it was so hot and sunny out - plus super crowded as it was St.George's day, a Saturday AND the day before the London Marathon... Had a wonderful day and love this quick snap I got as we walked about!



TV Show
I have been so excited about the return of GOT season 6 that I was like a puppy while getting ready to watch it. I've never been so bouncy!! Last night was episode 2 which I have yet to see, but if it's anything like the opening of the season, then we are in for a treat. #JonSnowLives




Movie
Having watched the various trailers nearly a billion times this year, I was so excited to go and see this film on April 29th - aka release day here in the UK - and it was AMAZING. The fight scenes had been on the edge of my seat and there were funny moments here and there, albeit not as much as in AOU. And can we please talk about that helicopter scene and Chris Evan's biceps... HOLY MOLY, I nearly fangirled there and then in the cinema!!!




Random Section
So for the random section, I've gone with this image of me and Cameron at the arcade last week! We had a date day of bowling, dinner and the arcade - and here we are after a 600 ticket win!! Stupid faces is the only way we can manage a picture together apparently!



Hope you enjoyed these faves for April! What have you loved this month from each category? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe!

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