Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Recent Reads + Mini Book Haul

This is a combination of a recent reads post and also a little book haul as I haven't actually read many of these books yet. I was a bit bored on amazon and I love buying second-hand books so one afternoon I got a bit spendy.

I bought Bloom because I have been following EsteƩ Lalonde for a while (ages actually, like literally years) and it was one of the only *youtuber* books which I have taken an interest in. What I liked about this book was the focus that she put on photography, the images in it are actually beautiful and go with the aesthetic of the books so well. Aside from the look of it (well done if you spotted in in my Topshop make-up post) it is actually a good read, I'm not really sure what category it falls into but has a bit of everything in it including advice about life and fashion and allows you to learn a bit more about her. I really enjoyed reading it and I would recommend picking it up.

As well as Bloom, I also picked up a few other books including Feeding Time by Adam Biles, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and Nocturnal Animals by Austin Wright. I wouldn't really say that I have a certain type of book which I like to read but normally I read trashy romantic novels and while theres nothing wrong with that, I wanted to expand on what I'm reading. I'm really interested in reading Lolita as that is a classic and also Nocturnal Animals as I'll probably watch the film after!

What have you been reading lately?

Friday, 27 January 2017

Glossybox | January Box

This months Glossybox was a collaboration which is something that they have done in the past and have been quite popular. This month it was focusing on the "healthy eating trend, so all the products have some kind of food element to them. The whole box was curated by Deliciously Stella, I hadn't actually heard of "Deliciously Stella" before but from reading this interview I think I understand a bit more about her/her brand. This to me didn't really make sense to include in a box as me, and many women I'm sure get these boxes as a treat to feel a bit better about ourselves and to discover new products and to have someone take the piss out of that seems a bit weird. I know she's parodying the "clean eating" trend and the products but I just thought it was a bit of a weird collaboration between the two... Anyway aside from that, I liked the idea of "healthy" products in this months box.


Thursday, 26 January 2017

Images You Don't Normally See

I wanted to do a little post all about the photos that you don't normally see, whether thats on insta or on a blog, if it's not pretty then most people don't share them! I'm always interested in what other people have been snapping so thought I'd share a few images I took recently, I'm always taking photos of my dogs (lol) so this makes for a nice change.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Three Favourite Foundations

I thought I'd do a little post on my three favourite drugstore/highstreet foundations that are actually really good. I went through a stage where I would buy a different foundation every time I was running out which means I have been able to test out a lot of foundations. These are the ones that I tend to come back to and buy again and again. 

Sunday, 22 January 2017

What To Do When Feeling Uninspired

Inspiration is one of those funny things that seems to hit us at any moment but can also leave us completely at any moment. Anyone can become uninspired at any time about anything, work, home life or creativity. Below are a few things which I find tend to help me when I'm feeling a bit lack lustre. I've left this post very very broad so it can relate to a number of situations for different people.


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Topshop Make-up

So because it was my birthday recently, Topshop sent me a voucher for 20% off which was very nice of them. As I don't really need any new clothes (and because nothing much was interesting me) I decided to instead treat myself to a new bag and pick up some of their make-up as well. I think that Topshop make-up is a little bit overlooked by most people but it is actually really good quality and not that expensive. I really like the packaging as well, the illustration is playful and overall their style is unusual, eye catching and sets them apart from many other brands.


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Recent Reads

It's been a good few months since my last recent reads post! I thought that I would do another one with a few less books in it this time as these both deserve more of a focus. I actually received these for my birthday which was such a lovely surprise. Both of these are from Amazon. It may seem sad but one of my favourite things to do is search for books, look though the suggested books and read reviews. I've actually spent around £30 on books recently so expect more of these posts in the future! All the books that I buy are second hand as I just this is much better and cheaper.


Thursday, 5 January 2017

New Year Goals - 2017

Everyone is obsessed with either making new year resolutions or mocking them however the new year is as good a time to start a new as any other, to make a fresh start. 2016 was a bad year for the world. A lot of people had many highs and lows that year however for me it was just all a bit flat so I'm determined to make 2017 a better year. I've never really been one to set goals as I don't really know what I'm doing with my life however self improvement is something that everyone can benefit from working on so for this year I thought I'd set myself some little goals to stick to.

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