Monday, 23 October 2017

30 Before 30 | Bucket List

Back in September, I turned 25 years old. Cue my mini heart attack about becoming a member of the overs category on the X Factor...

But, that means I have 5 years until I hit the next big birthday milestone of 30! I'm honestly still trying to figure my life out, so what better way to help myself get some ideas, than to create a little ole bucket list?

I'm not sure how many of these will ever happen, but it's nice to have the ideas! So, here we have my '30 before 30' bucket list!

  1. Stop eating so much pizza
  2. Move out
  3. Change jobs
  4. Stop taking money out my 'savings' so often!
  5. Get married
  6. Cut down on how much junk food I eat
  7. Visit France
  8. Go back to Florida
  9. Own a dog
  10. Have a baby or two!
  11. Re-read the Harry Potter books
  12. Visit Australia
  13. Learn more about HTML, SEO, and more, to help with my blog
  14. Finish writing the three books that I have half done!
  15. Meet some famous people!
  16. Learn how to make a really good roast dinner
  17. Explore more of America - not just Florida
  18. Learn a language - currently learning so Japanese and French
  19. Visit Japan
  20. Do a Marvel-verse movie marathon!
  21. Read all of the Hobbit/Lord Of The Rings books
  22. Start my own business
  23. Become an Auntie!
  24. Go see a great Drag Queen show
  25. Lose some weight/tone up
  26. Buy a new car
  27. Visit Scotland
  28. Re-watch all of Supernatural
  29. Buy my own home
  30. Be super happy and healthy

These are in no particular order, as it was more of a brain dump... Oops! Are any of these on a bucket list for you at all? If you have a list similar to this, please let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Orlando Holiday Diary: Day 1 - Travelling

September 4th was a day I had been waiting for, for quite literally years. 1206 days prior to that date, I'd had the idea in my head that I wanted to go to Orlando, Florida, for my 25th birthday. Roll forwards that countdown, and I was all packed and at the airport ready!

I spent a while planning, saving, booking, and getting super excited about this holiday! So along with a daily vlog for each of the days we were on our little vacay, I've decided to share some pictures of the holiday with you all on my little blog. If pictures are not your 'can of diet coke*', then scroll down and enjoy the vlog from day one!

*Can of coke = cup of tea!

Hope you enjoyed this little look at the first day of my awesome holiday! Can't wait to share with you the rest of the trip. If you've been to Florida, or want to go, what's something you'd like to do there? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mini Sephora Haul!

BOOM - Beauty post!

Yes, I know I said I was going to do more beauty posts after April... And I think we can all agree I didn't do so great there! However, now I'm back from the lovely land of America, I'm going to have a few beauty posts for you over the next couple of months. Finally.

While in Florida, I had a little shop around Sephora and Walmart's beauty sections. I'll be doing a haul of the latter at some point this month, but for now, we have Sephora! It's only three little items, so don't get too excited!

On our last day - also the day we flew home - we popped by Disney Springs for a last look around, and I knew Sephora was in the area, so I marched my Dad and sister into the store. They were just happy to be in the air conditioned shop, so they didn't mind me browsing.

Due to the fact it was the last day and I'd already packed my stuff up - and my suitcases were only just under the weight limit, I had to be choosy.

So I picked up four things in total - these three lovely bits, plus a Sephora eye shadow palette for my Mum - and it came to just over $100. I'll be reviewing each of the individually in later blog posts!


I'm a sucker for the NAKED palettes from Urban Decay, so this Basics palette is perfect for me. It's got a range of lovely neutral shades, which is my go to for everyday. This was $29, which I was happy to pay. Plus, it wasn't heavy enough to make my weight limit get higher!

Also, from Urban Decay, is this mini version of the All Nighter setting spray for $15! The larger one is $32 and super chunky, so I voted for the mini version. It's 30ml, which will last me a while as I don't always use setting sprays each day, and this mini version is perfect for hand luggage on planes!

The third, and final goodie I selected, was the mini Color Switch by Vera Mona. I've seen this, and similar items all over the internet this summer. I've been wanting to get one for months, so I took the plunge and picked this up for myself. For only $18, it's a perfect size for handbags, and won't take up too much space in my makeup storage at home.

If you've ever been to Sephora, what other things should I have checked out in my mad dash? And what are your fave finds from the store? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 16 October 2017

2017 Goals Check In #2!

Back at the start of the year, I shared with you my 2017 Goals for the year ahead. Seeing as we've rolled into October already (where has this year gone!?!) I thought I'd do a mini check in to see how I'm going so far with a few of the goals. If you want to see all of the goals, check out the original blog post, or see the mini check in I done back in April.

Personal Goals
  • Read 4 books I managed to get halfway into one book so far... Does that count??
  • Drive somewhere new - Haven't made any progress with this since April
  • Go to the cinema 15 times - Not too bad here, managed 6 trips so far
  • Start & uphold, the 52 Week Saving Challenge - I've done really well here! Week 42 and I'm still going!
  • Organise my room better - Totally done this!  
  • Start and finish writing a book - Sort of. I wrote an outline, three chapters and then some notes for the next few plots.
  • Go out more often - Have got a little better with this! Done a three night outing streak in May, and lots of other little fun trips!

Blog Goals
  • 1200 Bloglovin followers - At 1065, so possible to do still!
  • 5500 Twitter followers - At 4390...
  • 1250 Instagram followers - Sitting on 1080, which is over 100 less than back in April
  • 400 YouTube subscribers ✔
  • 350 Facebook page likes ✔
  • 200,000 blog page views ✔
  • Post 3 times each week ✔

Overall, not too bad so far! I really need to get a move on with the personal goals, as those are the ones I actually want to achieve by the end of the year, but I'm finding them a little tricky still. Quite happy with how my blog goals are going so far, and the fact I've achieved a handful of them already so close to the end of the year.

How are you doing with all of your goals or resolutions for the year so far? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Rapunzel | Disney Inspired Lookbook

At the start of the year, I decided to do a set of Disney Inspired Lookbooks - all inspired by the Princesses - in the run up to my Florida holiday. Well now that the holiday is all over, I still have a few of the Princesses left to style, so I'm carrying on until the end of the year! Last time I created a new Tiana look, and now it's time for this week's new Princess!

And then all you need to do is braid your hair like Punzie, and you're good to go! I am obsessed with the corset belt from this look!! What part of the look is your favourite, and who is your fave Disney Princess? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

October 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.

Had another month of being obsessed with all of these songs!! Like any of the songs above? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 9 October 2017

A-Z Of Fave Tv Shows!

A few months ago, I done an A-Z post of my fave movies, and thought it would be fun to challenge myself to do something similar, but with all the TV shows I liked instead. It took a while to think of movies for each letter, but managed to come up with a pretty list, full of different kinds of movies!

Big Bang Theory
Chicago Fire / Med
The Flash
Game Of Thrones
How To Get Away With Murder
IT Crowd
Jessica Jones
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Legends Of Tomorrow
Grey's ANatomy
Agents Of SHIELD
Chicago PD
Q- Nothing for this one!
RuPaul's Drag Race
The Grand Tour
Keeping Up Appearances
Star Trek Voyager
DoWnton Abbey
Seand The City
Z- Nothing for this one!

So other than a few where I had to cheat a little, this was harder than I thought! Very limited selection of tv shows beginning with certain letters... Like any of these tv shows yourself, and what would your answer be for each letter? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 6 October 2017

Fave Disney World Park

It's been two weeks since my amazing Florida holiday ended. I already miss it so much, and I cannot wait to get back there. We had a great time there, and I'll be doing a bunch of posts about the trip over the next few months - but for now, I wanted to share some pics from my fave Disney Park.

Hollywood Studios is, in my opinion, the best of the Disney Parks. It feel the more 'mature' of the parks, primarily down to Terror Tower and Rock 'n' Rollercoaster. With the latest addition of Star Wars to the park, it held a higher appeal to me, compared to the other three Disney theme parks. I loved the shows, shops, rides, and then general atmosphere of the place! Here are some pictures from the park!

If you've been to Disney World in Florida, let me know what your fave park of the four was, as I know I can't be the only one who loves this park so much! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

4th Blog Birthday #Giveaway!

Yesterday I woke up and knew October 3rd was special for some reason. No, not because it was Mean Girls Day, and everyone was using that GIF from the movie to celebrate the day. Nope, I was celebrating my blog's 4th birthday!!

Thank you to all you lovely readers for coming with me on this journey for the past four years and who read my blog still - I love you all! Without your lovely comments, I'd never had made it to a year! My little corner of the internet has been churning out content for a whole 1400+ days now. I still can't believe I done it for one year, let alone four. Honestly, this is the longest I've stuck with a 'hobby' in my whole life. I love this.

As usual, to celebrate with you all, I'm hosting a little birthday giveaway for all of you! What can you win in this giveaway? Well read on! Terms and conditions are listed below :)

What you will win:
1x Tarte 'Tarteist' Pro To Go palette
1x Set of 7 Mermaid makeup brushes

This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL, so wherever you are in the world, you can enter! All you need to do is follow the instructions below to get an entry into the giveaway! You will need to follow me on Twitter and Bloglovin  as well as leaving a contact email address before unlocking the other options :) The giveaway will run from today (Oct 4th) and will end on Friday November 3rd!

  • You must be 16 years old or over. If you are younger, please make sure you have parental consent to enter
  • The winner will win the contents of the picture/list above.
  • You will need to follow me on Twitter and Bloglovin as well as leaving a contact email address before you unlock the other options!
  • The winner will be selected at random using the Rafflecopter randomizer
  • All products are brand new and unopened and unused to the best of my knowledge. If they are damaged in the mail, I cannot be held responsible for it.
  • If the winner doesn't respond to my email or twitter DM within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck everyone!! Keep an eye out for a tweet/email if you're selected as the lucky winner! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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