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Sunday, 29 March 2015

52 Weeks Project | Week 13

I'm finally home for the Easter holidays and I'm so happy to be home. Nothing will ever beat home cooking, a warm house, clean bedding, pets, friends and family. Today has been a fairly lazy Sunday which has been lovely and then I'm off to my friends house for an evening of Harry Potter and snacks, perfect.

How has your Sunday been?

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Spring Drugstore Wishlist

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You may remember my high end makeup wish list a few weeks ago and as I won't be buying any of those products soon I thought I'd make a more realistic wish list. There's been quite a few new releases in the drugstores recently and I can't wait to try some of them out. I'm especially excited to try the Bourjois CC Cream and the Maybelline Lash Sensation Mascara as I've heard great things about both.

Are there any drugstore products you're lusting over? If so, let me know in the comments below.

Friday, 27 March 2015


You may or may not have noticed but recently I've been a little distant from my blog in this past week or so. Maybe it's because it's the end of my university term and I'm feeling a little 'eugh' and ready to go home home or maybe it's just I've been overwhelmed by the amount of work I have due in soon. 

I've been reading a few blogs, checking on twitter and instagram but I just felt I wasn't good enough to continue blogging. I've had my scheduled posts going up still and as of tomorrow I go home for the Easter break so I'll be able to take better quality photos again, yay!

I feel this post has been me rambling a lot, but I'm now loving blogging again and I'm planning posts and feeling inspired again. I'm also excited to go home for Easter and to see my family and friends again.

Dreaming Of Summer

Recently I've been browsing through my photos from the past year and I came across some photos from last year so I re-edited them and it got me thinking how much I'm longing for summer. I love the idea of Autumn/Winter - the cosy nights by the (imaginary) fire, cute evenings in with films and long hot baths, but that's not been the case. So I cannot wait for Summer to come back around again and although it will be my last summer as a student (aka my last long summer) I'm excited.

I've shared some of these photos before but I prefer how I've edited them this time. I hope you enjoyed my photos.

Are you dreaming of summer too? If so, are you looking forward to anything in particular?

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Juggling Uni & A Job And Blogging | Advice

I've been blogging since 2011 now which is a scary thought, but for all the time I've been blogging I've been gaining an education at the same time. Admittedly, it was a little easier when I was at school rather than now when I'm at uni but I've got a few tips on how to juggle uni/college/school/a job and blogging.

Planning | Write down any possible blog post ideas you have, so if you're stuck you already have a list of post ideas waiting for you. I find this helps when I'm feeling stressed with uni work but still want to blog.

Schedule Posts | This has honestly been a life saver for me. I have every intention to publish a post at 9am a few times a week, however I'm not always up that early or if I am I'm already at uni so scheduling my posts means I don't have to worry. It also means I can have my blog posts covered for a few weeks which means I don't have to panic about my blog whilst I'm frantically panicking about deadlines.

Take Photos In Batch | I've mentioned this before but I don't have my DSLR at uni so whenever I'm home for a few days I make sure I take a lot of photos so I have them ready for later. Having photos already taken, edited and ready to post makes life a lot easier as I find the photography element can be very time consuming.

Taking A Step Back Is Okay | Sometimes I forget this myself, but taking a step back from your blog for a little while is perfectly okay. Don't put too much pressure on yourself and give yourself a break if you need to.

Have you found any of these tips useful? Or do you have any other tips?

Monday, 23 March 2015

Top 5 Inspiring Quotes

I know that no one likes Mondays, let alone Monday mornings so today I thought I'd share with you my top 5 inspiring quotes that I hope will brighten your week.

"My darling, you are allowed to fail without being a failure. You are allowed to make mistakes without becoming one. More opportunities will present themselves, you will find hope again."

"We're all afraid of not being enough; but the reality is we're more than enough" - Unknown

"But things work out, you know? Even if it doesn't feel okay for a long time, or even if it feels like things will never be okay again, everything works out in the end." - Lauren Morrill, Meant to Be

"If flowers can teach themselves how to bloom after winter passes, so can you" - Noor Shirazie

"Your feelings are valid. You have every right to feel whatever emotion you want. You aren't being dramatic. You aren't over exaggerating. You're feeling. And that's okay." - Unknown

What are your plans for the week?

Friday, 20 March 2015

Favourite Blogs | #3

I love reading these posts and sharing the love for other bloggers (my previous posts are here and here) and today I thought I'd share a few more. I've been reading a lot of new blogs recently and although my older favourites still stand, here are a few more for you.

Beyond The Velvet // Leah and Rachel
Leah and Rachel are twin sisters who run this blog together. They blog regularly, they're both so lovely (they always leave the sweetest comments) and they blog about fashion, lifestyle and beauty. 

Charmed Charlee // Charlee 
Charlee's blog is my most recent find and I'm in love with it. Her photography is beautiful and she's always so interactive with her readers, which I love.

Magpie Jasmine // Jasmine
I found Jasmine's blog a few weeks ago too and I'm addicted to reading her posts. They're always so informative and unique as well, which I love. I've also added so many new products to my wish list because of Jasmine's posts!

Makeup Savvy // Fee
I originally found Fee's blog because of her bargain finds. Fee's posts are always so well set out and easy to read which makes her blog even more enjoyable.

Sweetelectric // Zoe
Zoe's blog is beautiful. Her writing style, her photography and her posts are also really helpful. My blog design is actually from Zoe, and it's free to download too so she's super talented. 

Unstitchedd // Maddy
Maddy's photos are Pintrest worthy and I love her blog layout. Her posts are so easy to read but also really informative.

I really suggest you check out all of the blogs I've mentioned above as they're amazing.
What are your favourite blogs? Leave them in the comments below!