I thought I’d put together a bit of an overview of some of my favourite things of the last few months, including some of the books I’ve managed to read in the depths of dissertation writing, but mostly the things I’ve been doing and places which I’ve been visiting. I’m so late to the party on this one, so this is going to be more of a gallery than an in-depth post! Disney/Universal/America British Museum & Odyssey Panel with Mary Beard Anniversary in Stratford and…Continue Reading “Favourites from Fall”

In light of the fact that my favourite book ever is Pride and Prejudice, and has been for a good five years or so, I thought it might be time to give Austen’s other novels a go. I wasn’t a fan of Sense and Sensibility (although loved the film, obvs) – I just couldn’t get into the story or sympathise with the characters. I’ve also read Emma, which I enjoyed the message of but again not necessarily the characters. So my next choice was Northanger…Continue Reading “[REVIEW] Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen”

It’s finally here! Without a doubt my favourite month of the year! Yes the weather’s crappy and it gets dark at like 3 in the afternoon and I have to get up five minutes earlier just to de-ice my car every morning BUT, it’s Christmaaaaaaaas! I’ve always been a bit of a Christmas fanatic, although I think I’ve managed to rein it in a bit this year. I only started listening to Christmas songs in mid-November, and I’m only now starting to put up the…Continue Reading “Hey December”

I’ve hated my hair for as long as I remember. If I wear it up, it falls out of the style constantly and gives me a frizzy halo around my head. If I wear it down, it’s thick and frizzy, goes everywhere, and gets on everything. The few things that I’ve found that really work, and the products which I’ve been enjoying using on my hair lately, are here for any of you with similar hair problems to tackle, or just t het ideas for…Continue Reading “Top Hair Products for Long & Frizzy Hair”

Anyone who knows me knows I’m an absolute YouTube addict. I especially love watching anything to do with make-up, and I’m a massive fan of UK YouTubers like Fleur de Force, Lily Pebbles, and Hello October, who make beauty videos, mixed in with different elements like fashion, cooking, and vlogs. I’ve also started watching American YouTubers a lot more, although that just makes me jealous of all the products they can get over there that we can’t! One type of video that I really enjoy watching are…Continue Reading “Best YouTube Channels for Make-Up Tutorials”

I started off this post last week, and was planning on doing something totally different. I was aiming to do a kind of summary of last month, the ups and the downs, and what I’d been up to. However, I was reminded recently of a rule I’d set myself regarding tweets a couple of years ago. I was constantly tweeting out negative things, and as well as no one actually being interested in reading my depressing tweets, it also put me in a cycle of…Continue Reading “6 Happy Things”

I’m sat writing this on a lovely Sunday afternoon, sun shining in and curled up on the sofa, safe from the misleading cold of outside. The only downside is that I’m having to watch the football at the same time. Oh well! Keep reading to find out what I’ve been loving over the past week or two. 1. Pretty Honest – Sali Hughes My grandparents kindly got this for me for my birthday earlier this month, and I’ve been reading it bit by bit ever…Continue Reading “Five Favourites: 28th February 2016”

Since it was my birthday last weekend, as you might imagine I’ve had quite a few favourites this week! Mostly birthday presents of course. I had a fantastic weekend away in Brighton, and I’ve spent this past weekend with visiting family, which was great fun. Here’s my favourites for the past week or two, and a Happy belated Valentine’s Day to you all! 1. Brighton I absolutely love Brighton. I’ve now been 3 times since last year, and despite never going when the weather’s been…Continue Reading “Five Favourites: 15th February 2016”

I can’t quite believe it’s February tomorrow! Which means it will be my birthday really soon! Exciting 🙂 But seriously, January has gone scarily quickly. I find lots of people put extra pressure on themselves throughout the month, whether that be to make it a success, to stick to their resolutions, to diet and do lots of exercise. Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely not against setting goals and being healthy, but for me personally I find this kind of behaviour just puts more pressure…Continue Reading “Five Favourites: 31st January 2016”

Welcome back to my first favourites of 2016! Seeing as I haven’t done a favourites post for over a month, the things mentioned here won’t necessarily be things I’ve been loving just in the past week, but also since Christmas and into the New Year. Enjoy! 1. Perfumes I am obsessed with perfume at the moment! Since Christmas, I’ve picked up three new fragrances, all of which I’ve been loving for different reasons. I’ve asked for one fragrance for my birthday, which is at the beginning of…Continue Reading “Five Favourites: 24th January 2016”