October Goals


october-goals-lifestyle-blog-blogger-autumn-2016-mac-russian-red-lipstick-d-for-danger-necklace-asos-marble-aldoWell, hello October! Things are starting to feel a lot more autumn-y and just like that time of year! I mean just today I seen Lush’s Christmas collection in stores, gah! Scary or what, even scarier is the fact that I only have another two more goals post of the year before we hit the very dramatic yearly resolutions, eeek! Anyway here is my goals for the month ahead!

  • Keep to a low-buy
  • Start saving again for investment pieces
  • Get prepared early for uni assignments
  • Get my blogging mojo back!
  • Finish my last big wardrobe clearout

What are your goals for the month?

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Life Lately #9


life-lately-fall-autumn-2016-september-lifestyle-blogger-blog-beauty-style-makeup-fashionIt feels so nice to be typing up a blog post right now as September has been a hectic month and it has really affected my blogging this month! I’ve been super busy with work and of course university starting back so the time for my blog has been limited but on top of that I’ve also felt so uninspired right now! I am definitely feeling like I am in a bit of a creative funk at the minute with ideas and when I have such limited time to plan and prepare posts it makes it worse as the last thing I want to do is publish poor quality rushed content! So, to help ease my way back into blogging and get motivated again, I’ve decided to change up my blogging schedule. I usually post three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday but in order to fit around my other commitments I’ve decided to cut my schedule to twice a week! Starting next week, my blog will have fresh content on a Tuesday and Friday at 10am GMT. It’s annoying to have to reduce the number of posts but hopefully it will make my life a lot easier!

Anyway, blogging rambling over. As I mentioned I started back at university this month. How exciting! Summer definitely felt like it went past in a flash and I feel so overwhelmed by the fact that I need to get back into living the student life. Fun. On a plus note, it is now three months til Christmas, if that is not exciting then I really don’t know what is! Whilst I am not particularly thrilled about the amount of workload that is about to hit me soon, I am excited to get productive and soon before I know it will be time for hot chocolate, winter coats and snow. Ahh, heaven!

Before things get all winter-y though, Autumn has arrived first! In the spirit, I did a bit of clothes hauling to fill up some of the gaps in my wardrobe. I picked up the majority of things from my Autumn Style wishlist and I just need a couple more things before I am pretty happy! Hopefully next month I can also pick up my dream Acne Boots that I’ve been saving up for! Considering I’ve cleared out a lot from my wardrobe recently, I do think I deserve a little treat, right!?

In terms of beauty, I was also super hyped by the arrival of Kat Von D makeup in the UK. Finally! There will be a little reveal soon on the blog so keep your eyes pealed! I did also hear of a little rumour about Sephora coming to the UK but I don’t want to get my hopes up too much but that really would be the icing on the cake!

Catch up with September posts: Beauty WishlistSephora Haul, Caring for Hands and Feet, Becca Ombre Rouge Palette Review and Building a Minimal Wardrobe.

How did you spend your month?

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September Playlist


september-playlist-music-lifestyle-blogSeptember was an exciting month for music. I went and seen Mcfly live so of course I’ve been having a bit of a throwback to my childhood by constantly listening to some of their older stuff which I am still obsessed with. A lot of which is over 10 years old and I am still not sick of! September also seen the release of a couple of new exciting albums! Since I prioritised Mcfly this month, i haven’t had a lot of album listening but I am slowly but surely getting into the new Twin Atlantic album which I will probably feature next month! As well as that, I have also been hooked on some other tracks that I keep hearing repeated on the radio on a daily basis. The Chainsmokers song Closer is incredibly catchy and I am obsessed with the song Millionaire which is pretty good to dance to!

What have you been listening to lately?

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September Goals


eptember-2016-goals-life-lifestyle-blogger-blog-eating-health-autumn-fall-fitness-wellbeingPumpkin Spiced Lattes are officially in Starbucks so surely it is pretty much Autumn! September is one of my favourite months, the weather is still mild (in some cases better than the main Summer months!), the Autumn inspired clothing and items weaves its way into stores and it always just feels like a bit of a fresh start like a new year has begun with the start of the next uni semester. Speaking of a fresh start, I am definitely all up for getting organised and in a routine this month in terms of work and uni but also for my own well-being and my goals this month definitely reflect that! So here’s to September being a productive one!

  • Stick to a low sugar intake diet
  • Find good sugar free recipes and snacking alternatives
  • Make my first designer purchase (maybe!)
  • Buy a bike
  • Get outdoors regularly
  • Get organised for my third year at university

What are your goals for the month ahead?

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Life Lately #8


life-lately-august-lifestyle-life-blogger-blog-summer-sephora-beauty-birthday haul job career lately 2016Can we talk about the fact that September is happening!? Where has time gone!? However this time of year is definitely my favourite as I just love Fall and the build up to Christmas so I am super excited to get started on all the Autumn-y blog posts and get my berry lip game sorted! Anyway future aside, we are here to discuss the past month of August! In my last Life Lately post, I spoke a little about my job situation at the minute. Basically I started a new job last month which I just didn’t like and then was offered another which I finally started this month! For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been training for the job and I am really enjoying it so far so I am definitely looking forward to properly getting into it!

This month also marked my birthday! I was working on the day so didn’t do anything but I did do some beauty haulin’ which was rather exciting so do keep your eyes peeled on the blog! It includes a little damage I did when I finally made a Sephora order, eeek! I also picked up a few new skincare bits that I am excited to get some use out of!

After my birthday, I made a little cinema trip to see Nerve, a thriller about a dare game that features Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. I had been desperate to see the film for ages since I initially seen the trailer and it definitely didn’t disappoint! It was different to anything I’d seen before and I can’t wait already to see it again! Other than that I am still hooked on Pretty Little Liars and I also really want to watch Narcos, anyone watched it?

Catch up with August posts: Benefit Brow Collection, Skincare Empties, Healthy Inspiration, Charlotte Tilbury Haul and a Fall Style Wishlist.

How did you spend your August?

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August Playlist


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Another month of Summer gone by, another month of cheery summery music. Like last months playlist, I’ve mainly been listening to a mix of stuff, most of which has been repeated far too many times on the radio and I can’t get out of my head. Charlie Puth, Drake and Shawn Mendes in particular have been stuck in my head for their catchy feel-good songs that I just can’t stop hearing. I am also loving the song Tilted by Christine and the Queens which gives off this Annie Lennox vibe to me that I really like. Of course I am also obsessed with the new Twin Atlantic song which is definitely going to be a favourite of mine!

What have you been listening to this month? 

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August Goals


august-goals-lifestyle-blog-blogger-life-summerMy birthday month is finally here, yippee! As well as the fact we are now in the eighth month of the year, it means that Christmas isn’t long off the cards either! Sorry for dropping the c-word! I do love this time of year as Summer begins to close down and there is much excitement ahead! Anyway looking just to the month ahead, here is my goals for the month!

  • Get outdoors more
  • Cut down on unnecessary snacking
  • Treat my self on my birthday
  • Enjoy my birthday
  • Give my wardrobe a strict detox (again!)

 

What do you wish to achieve this month? 

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P.S. I am experiencing technical difficulties again (sigh!) so please bear with me for the time being as that may mean a lack of blog posts over the next while!

 

Life Lately #7


life-lately-lifestyle-blogger-blog-lblogger-update-beauty-gucci-bags-careerSummer just seems to be flying by and it’s crazy to think that August (my birthday month, eek!) is about to begin! This month has been a little crazy. Since my last job came to an end and uni has stopped for the Summer, I have been looking desperately for another job. Luckily, I got a few job interviews which has taken up some of my time to prepare for, hence the job interview makeup post!  I succeeded in my first interview and took the job. I started it last week however it hasn’t been great. My first day wasn’t great and I just felt more and more demotivated. It really isn’t the job for me! However very luckily, I was super relived when I came home from my first shift to learn that I had been offered another job which was one I really wanted! So next month I am super happy to be starting another new job that will hopefully turn out much better than my current one!

Job searching aside, the weather has been pretty poor except from the odd few days of heat in the UK. That didn’t stop me however taking a nice little weekend away with one of my friends before I started my job. I hadn’t been doing much during the month or had much planned so it was nice to just spend a few days chilling and having pretty much no internet! Other than that, nothing else really happened during July, much to the busyness of dealing with my interviews and how bad the weather was.

In terms of blogging, I have to admit there has been times this month were I just haven’t been feeling it. Before I went away and when I started work, I did feel pretty pressured to ensure I had a good blog post arranged for those times and it has been a bit of a struggle even finding time to take photographs never mind thinking of a good post idea. I did mix it up a bit though with some more lifestyle-y posts particularly my foodie post talking about ingredients to have in your cupboard which was so different for me to write about. I also haven’t worn much makeup for the most of the month so I did feel a little uninspired beauty wise! Hopefully though next month, I will have a few new beauty things to share (like my recent little Charlotte Tilbury splurge!) and of course being my birthday soon, I gotta treat my self, right!

Catch up with July posts: Favourite YouTube Channels, My Bag Wishlist, Inexpensive Decor Ideas, Photography Tips, Inside My Sample Box Part 2 and the Origins Mix and Mask Box.

How did you spend your July?

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July Playlist


july-playlist-music-blog-blogger-lifestyle-summerAnother month, another playlist. In the Summer months excluding my holiday time, I don’t tend to listen too heavily to music unlike when I am constantly listening to new things when travelling during uni time. So for the mean time, it has been listening to long time favourites and just getting addicted to catchy dance tunes on the radio. I was super excited to see that Mumford and Sons had released a new mini album entitled ‘Johannesburg’ which features a collaboration with a few South African musicians. There really is nothing better than the folky sounds of M&S which I adore teamed with traditional African sounds. Such a great collection of unique tunes!

In my last playlist, I mentioned my love for Twin Atlantic, this month I am still as ever hooked on their albums, this month however their second album has been playing constantly! From the rockier sounds of TA to the complete opposite side of the spectrum, I’ve also had songs from Drake and Rihanna stuck in my head along with another few chart songs that aren’t really my usual style but are so damn addictive!

What have you been listening to lately?

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