So it’s finally December! Things are starting to get Christmassy around here. I’ve got my advent calendars, both Dairy Milk and my Yankee Candle one. On Friday I helped put the decorations up at work, so there was tinsel EVERYWHERE. Christmas songs are on my playlist pretty much non-stop. Even the TV guides are starting to feature what’s on over the Christmas period. I’ve managed to get almost all my Christmas shopping done today, and the tree’s going up tomorrow. Despite all of this, not…Continue Reading “Five Favourites: 5th December 2015”

As I think today’s weather attested (freezing cold & torrential rain), summer is well and truly over, and as a consequence I’m not finding myself reaching for my usual perfumes so often. Most of the fragrances I own are quite sweet and summery, which I find doesn’t quite fit with traipsing about in the wind and rain wearing at least one scarf and many layers. I’ve put together a list of some of the perfumes which I think are more appropriate for this time of…Continue Reading “Fall Fragrance Wishlist”

Welcome back to my weekly favourites! I’ve had a pretty stressful week, what with starting a new job and having to get my car fixed, so there haven’t been too many enjoyable things this week. But I’ve cobbled a few together here for you, so enjoy! 1.This black and gold smoky eye I had a bit of an experimental day with make up earlier this week, and came out with this smoky eye, with gold across the lid and black smoked out in the outer…Continue Reading “Five Favourites: 27th September 2015”

Following on from my Liebster Award post from a couple of days ago (thanks for the nomination Khloe!), I thought I’d do my 11 facts about myself. I’ve tried to think some fairly random things, just to make this a bit more interesting, but there’s also some general things about me so you guys can get to know me better! 1. I have a little brother called Joe, who’s not so little anymore! He’s been taller than me for about 3 years now. He’s currently…Continue Reading “11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me”

I thought I’d do a bit of a wish list of all of the beauty products that I’m after at the moment. I’ve called it an autumn wishlist not because any of these things are particularly related to autumn, but because I can’t see myself needing too much more stuff before winter comes around! Saying that, maybe I would have been better calling it an October wishlist just in case. Never mind. If I end up having to do another one, I’ll have to think…Continue Reading “Autumn Beauty Wishlist”

I was writing a bit of a list a while back, which was all of the basic staples of clothing that every girl should have – basically, a basics wardrobe, which statement pieces and more on-trend items could then be added to. This list is by no means complete, and I would welcome any additions which I might have left off. These are the things that, if you have all of them, would not really need any other clothes to make outfits. They should cater…Continue Reading “23 Basics That Every Girl Should Own”

1. Pasta and Meatballs – that me and Matt actually made ourselves! I know, massive achievement, but I think I’ve mentioned that I’m not exactly a master chef. Or really any kind of chef at all. And it actually tasted like it should! 2. The Lego Movie. It’s AWESOME. Ha. You’ll get that if you’ve seen it. If you haven’t, I’d highly recommend it, even if it is an animated film. Really funny, great animation and with just the right amount of a real relatable situation…Continue Reading “My 5 Favourite Things This Week”

1. I go to Oxford University, but I’m not posh. Honest. It does mean, however, that I’m quite good at arguing, I can write a 2000 word essay in under an hour, and that my alcohol tolerance has improved enormously. 2. However, I do live in a small village in the Cotswolds. Again, this doesn’t mean I’m posh, but it does mean that you have to drive absolutely everywhere, and also that no takeaway will deliver to my house. 3. I love reading books. But…Continue Reading “5 Things You Need To Know About Me”