Sunday, 12 June 2016


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Tuesday, 24 May 2016


Hello everyone! 

Those that know me know that I absolutely love my Mac lipsticks! They are so gorgeous and I definitely protect them with my life.

I've been 'collecting' these lipsticks since around October time, and today I thought I'd show you my opinion on what I've collected so far.

Reviews of the colours are below, if you'd like to see what they look like then you can watch the following video.

Frost - Meltdown: This is the most subtle colour I own, it's extremely gorgeous all year round and is definitely my go-to shade. It's super easy to wear and goes with almost any outfit. It has a creamy texture and isn't drying to wear, it's easy to apply, goes onto the lips smoothly and is also easy to remove. It's not the most durable but as it's a 'frost' and those aren't particularly pigmented it's very easy to re-apply. If you're not a re-apply kind of girl you're also in luck with this shade as it fades evenly and you can leave it to fade off naturally if you want to, without looking ridiculously patchy.

This lipstick gets a 10/10, I would highly recommend adding this to your make-up collection!

Frost - Bronze Shimmer: Not for the faint of heart this colour is exactly what it says on the tin, a bronze-gold shimmery lipstick. Not a daytime look in my opinion, apart from maybe at christmas time. However, this looks gorgeous when done right, I usually save this one for nights-out as it's not exactly a natural-looking colour. It's not quite as easy to apply as Meltdown and it's definitely not as subtle. I recommend using a lip scrub to exfoliate your lips before applying this one and/or using a good lip liner as a base otherwise you may end up looking a little dry and patchy.

Matte - Mocha: This and Meltdown were the first Mac lipsticks I ever bought, and to this day they remain my favourites. Mocha is everything Meltdown is just in a different colour. It isn't drying, it's sophisticated and gorgeous. Definitely my go-to when I want something slightly less subtle than Meltdown but something that suits me just as much. This, as with all of these lipsticks, probably will not work with all looks and skin tones, but if you have a skin-tone similar to mine, I definitely recommend giving this one a try. Once again this is a lipstick that fades evenly so when I forget to re-apply (which is often) I don't look like a complete mess!

Matte - Ruby Woo: Ahh the famous Ruby Woo. This one I acquired when looking for my first red by Mac, I wasn't at all sure what direction I wanted to go in but when a colleague told me this was a best seller, I decided to trust the numbers and give it a go for myself. I will say the colour is stunning, it's vibrant, it suits my skin tone, but its downfall is in the application department. I find this lipstick to be extremely dry which makes it a little difficult to apply. I find I have to wet my lips or somehow soften the lipstick before application. If you're looking for a moisturising lipstick, this is definitely not one for you, but like I said, the colour is amazing and that's enough for me.

Matte - So Chaud: This is another red but with more of an orange undertone. It tends to be that I save Ruby Woo for nights-out and this is the one that I'll apply during the day when I'm feeling particularly confident with my make-up choices. As with all of these colours, it looks gorgeous and thankfully it's not at all as dry as Ruby Woo so is much easier to apply. As they are far more pigmented than the others though, this and Ruby Woo do not fade particularly well and if you're planning to eat or drink (or if you're just the kind of person who licks their lips a lot) you will definitely need to re-apply these from time-time to avoid looking patchy.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016


Jordan and I finally reached our five year anniversary on April 14th 2016!

With me being in university, we sadly weren't able to celebrate on the day and instead chose to wait until I came home for the summer. So on May 10th 2016 we finally got to celebrate with a trip to Cardiff. 

It's not the most professional of videos, but we had a lot of fun making it and it'll make for a lovely memory to look back on!

Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Dear Jordan,

Today marks the fifth year of our being together.

I am so proud of us and all of the many, many wonderful memories we share. I am so proud of the people we have grown up to be and I am so happy and grateful that we have been able to grow together.

You are my best friend and you are always the first person I choose to experience the world with. You make me laugh every single day, everything I do, you are the one I want right beside me.

You are my rock and you always provide the most comforting shoulder to cry on. You are the first person I call when I need someone to talk to and somehow you always know exactly what I need and you are always able to make me feel better.

When it comes to being a boyfriend... There is no-one better. I feel so lucky that you chose me, out of all the girls in the world who would kill to have a someone who makes them feel so amazing and who treats them so well. I really am a lucky one!

You understand me, listen to me, spoil me and you make me feel like I can do anything!

Thank you for being there for me in every way possible. 
Thank you for putting up with every part of me and accepting me as I am.
Thank you for supporting me in everything that I do.

I only hope that I can do as much for you as you do for me.

I love you to the moon and back!

Happy anniversary to my favourite human!

All my love,

Monday, 4 April 2016

Instagram Wrap-Up | March 2016

Here's my March Instagram wrap-up so you can see what it is I've been up to lately!

Wedding Party OOTD | Vanilla Latte Time! | The Best Bae There Ever Was

Off to Town | GBK | Strawberry & Bubblegum Sundae

GBK #bigburgerquiz | Sleeping Beauty OOTD | SU Burger

Sunglasses Selfie | Scenic Bike Track | Four Falls Walk

Four Falls Walk | Easter Sunday Roast | Wagamama Green Tea
 It's been a leisurely month, it's funny how my Instragram has become so much more scenic since I've been back in Wales! I'm glad I moved to Southampton for university, but God I do love home.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Instagram Wrap-Up | February 2016

I posted a LOT of Instagram pictures this month so I thought I'd share them all to commemorate and remember the month of February. Enjoy!

Flatmate's 19th Birthday | Braving The Hurricane | Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder
Rice & Prawns | Valentine's Day Wagamama | Reunited with Chummy!

YO! Sushi | The Notes Opening | The Notes - Free Champagne

Also This Happened | Marshmallow Dream @ Sprinkles | Uni Installed A Starbucks!

First Time Clubbing Together | Homemade Nachos | Intergalactic Bath Bomb

Bath Bomb Aftermath | Mac Nails - Wedding Party | Adorable Wedding Favours

Scenic Walk & Breakfast | Return to Southampton Healthy Dinner

Thursday, 18 February 2016

2016 Resolutions Check-Up

1. Blog at least once a week
I'm pretty sure I've stuck to this one! I'm not 100% regular with my blog posts now university is back in swing and until February 26th Jordan is here so I'll be a little more focused on spending time with him than blogging. BUT I'm happy with myself on this one, I'm pretty sure I've put up more posts than weeks have passed since January 1st and that's a win for me!

2. Read 52 books
So this wasn't a book-per-week as such, as I know I'll have busier weeks than others. It's a little difficult to know how this one is going to go until I get closer to the end of the year but I have read at least 5 books so far this year. We are about 6 or 7 weeks into the year so if I was going to measure this as a book-a-week I'm a little bit behind, but hopefully I'll be able to pick this up over the summer while I'm not in university!

                                                   3. Eat better
I'm not sure how well I've eaten for the last two months, but for the last week I've definitely been doing really well with this one. Since Jordan's been here we've been making an effort to make ourselves proper meals each night. So far we've made tuna pasta bake; stuffed peppers; a rice, cucumber, pepper and prawn concoction; and one Wagamamas (for Valentine's Day). So we've been eating pretty damn well and I hope to keep this up for the rest of his stay and hopefully once he's gone back home too.

4. Keep my surroundings tidy
This isn't something I find particularly easy, as I make a lot of mess when getting ready in the mornings but my surrounding have definitely been tidier in the new year. I've made more of an effort to conduct '10 minute tidy' sessions in the evening where I just spend 10 minutes putting things away, doing my dishes and generally straightening the place up.

5. Keep organised/plan more
I don't feel like this is one I've stuck to. I haven't been planning blog posts recently, more just writing when I have time/feel like it. I haven't been keeping a to do list every day, but at the same time I haven't felt like I've needed one. This may be an area I need to start paying more attention to.

6. Hydrate - Keep track of my water intake
So I definitely haven't been keeping track of my water intake but I do believe I have been drinking more water. I have off days where I don't drink very much but as a whole I believe this has improved since last year. So although I probably should be drinking a little bit more often, there is definitely improvement here which I am happy about!

7.  Go to bed/wake up earlier
Umm... Remember when I said I couldn't see this one happening? Well it's not gone entirely to plan. I do go to bed earlier more often, because I have three 9am starts a week now, which I will not make it too if I don't go to bed at a decent time. However, I still go to bed quite late when I have a late start the next day, and I have found myself not getting up until gone 11/12 o'clock sometimes which always makes me feel crap! But i again I feel like there's been slight improvement here and that's good enough for me!

8. Check up on my progress every month/few months
WOOHOO! This one's off to a good start! Looking back I think checking up every month would be a bit pointless. Maybe every 2 months will be better, we'll see.