26 November 2014

The Me-time Tag

What do you like to watch or read during me-time?
I only read one book  at a time, I know some people read a few at the same time but I think I would merge all the stories together in my head! I have really got back into reading lately as I have about a 50 minute commute to work. I’m thinking of writing a post about some of the books I’ve read recently. I’ve just finished reading A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly which I have probably read about 10 times, it is one of my favourite books from when I was younger and even though it’s meant for young adults I would still really recommend anyone in their 20s to read it too. The photo above shows some other books I've recently read as well. 
As for watching, the old classic would be Friends. I’ve seen every episode at least twice but it is just really comforting. Or I would find a nice rom-com on Netflix. Can you tell my taste in tv and films isn’t that great..? haha.

What do you wear during me-time?
I recently bought some grey marl tracksuit bottoms from Topshop which are the comfiest things I have every owned so I would probably put those on and then some sort of baggy vest top. Or at this time of year I pull out my favourite Primark fleece pjs, they are from last year but are still so soft. I definitely want to buy some more this year! To be super cosy I would grab one of the many blankets on my bed and snuggle up. 

What are your favourite me-time beauty products?
To be honest, when I’m relaxing on my own I don’t really use any beauty products. The first thing I usually do is take my make-up off and do my skincare routine and paint my nails which leads nicely onto the next question..

Current favourite nail polish?
Essie Set in Stones which I featured in this blog post. It is so amazingly glittery and perfect for this time of year.  

What do you eat or drink during me-time?
I'll always have a cup of tea, there is nothing more comforting.

Current favourite candle?
I am so sad about this, but the majority of candles seem to give me headaches
L I used to love the Cranberry Yankee Candle but if I burn it for too long I get a really bad headache and I am yet to find one that doesn’t have this effect!

Do you ever have outdoor me-time?
Definitely not at this time of the year, but in the summer it’s really nice to go out into the garden to read and drink my cup of tea

Would you ever go and watch a film alone?
To the cinema? Probably not, I love going to the cinema as a social thing with friends, we usually go for drinks before or after. I think I’d feel a bit weird going alone.

Favourite online shop?
Probably ASOS, this must be the majority of people’s answer? I would love to find some nice independent stores though, so if you have any recommendations let me know!

Anything to add? What else do you do during me-time?
I eat, A LOT. Mainly chocolate or ice cream – such a typical girl!

Hope you enjoyed this tag! I first saw it on Fleur's youtube channel and then saw Jennie from Sailboat do it on her blog.

I tag Kayleigh, Sophia, Emma and Katie and everyone else who wants to do it! :)
If you've already done it link me in the comments!



24 November 2014

A Winters NOTD | Essie & L'Occitane

A/W nails usually consist of dark berry reds and navy's which I do really love. But I thought I would try something different and go for an ice-y combination of mint green and silver glitter. I meant to only do this on one nail as an accent. But as you can see I got quite carried away.. 
I absolutely love the effect and can't stop staring at them but I am already dreading having to take all this nail varnish off, glitter is such a pain to remove!!

I thought I would give a quick mention to my favourite hand cream of the moment as well. Winter completely dries my skin out, especially my lips and hands. I haven't found the eprfect lip balm for everyday yet. I like my Nuxe Reve de Miel for when I'm at home but I don't like using it when I'm out and about as you have to put your finger in the pot and that's a bit gross when you have been on the tube! I do want to give the stick version a go though. 
Anyway, back to the handcream. I got this in a set of 3 from my mum, I have had samples of L'Occitane hand cream before and I love it! It sinks in really quickly and is the perfect hand cream to have on my desk at work. It's pretty pricey compared to some offerings you can find in Boots or Superdrug but at £8 for a travel size, I don't think it's that bad! 

What do you think of my nails? Too over the top or the perfect amount of wintery festive glitter?

Hope you all had a great weekend!


17 November 2014

Pinterest Inspiration

Previous inspirations posts; one & two

Tumblr was my go to for inspiration but recently Pinterest has over-taken. I love how you can organise everything into different boards. I currently have four; Hair & Beauty, Fashion, Interior Design and Tattoos. But if I was looking to decorate my bedroom I could create a whole new board to collect all my inspirations! 

I am currently debating a tattoo, so that's the board I've been re-visiting the most. I am still undecided, and I'm sure my mum would prefer if I chose not to get one, but sometimes you've got to follow your own decisions! I would only want something really small and I already have an idea of what I would want which has a personal meaning. Of course I would share it on my blog if I did decide to get it. So watch this space!

All of these images can be found on my Pinterest boards along with lots of other pictures. Please leave your Pinterest links in the comments, I need more people to follow!

Hope you have a great week!



12 November 2014

Christmas in London

I'm really enjoying living in London while it's all Christmassy! Everyone at work is getting in the mood and we are already planning desk decorations. And I got my work Christmas party invite so it's definitely time to get excited!

Starbucks have brought out their red cups again which is always a big deal, the toffee nut latte is my fave. Costa's sticky toffee latte is also pretty good. But if you don't instagram it, did it really happen?!

Tom and I went on the hunt for a cuddly Monty the penguin from the John Lewis advert (which obviously made me cry, so cute!) but we couldn't find one :( I did get a snap with this model Monty though! We also visited the John Lewis roof top garden which had such lovely views of all the gorgeous Christmas lights on Oxford Street and you can also see the top of the shard and the London Eye. I would definitely recommend, there's a Hotel Chocolat bar there as well so you can grab a hot chocolate. 

Selfridges looked absolutely amazing, their window displays are the best I've ever seen. None of my pictures gave them justice so I'd definitely recommend going along! Their Christmas emporium on the 5th floor is really good too, although I did spy a bauble for £23!! So don't get too carried away!

I know some people will say it's too early to get excited for Christmas but there are lots of Christmas campaigns being organised and talked about at work so I can't help it!!

Anyone else prematurely excited for Christmas?! 

Hope you're having a good week :)


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