Monthly roundup: February

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Another month over.. February has been a great one for me, despite not a lot happening! A few weekends ago Jamie and I celebrated Valentines where he treated me with my first ever Spa day, which was ah-maz-ing. Another massage is needed pronto. We ended the day my favourite way - in bed with Dominos pizza. Talking of pizza, I have definitely consumed way too much of it this month. I've had a few get togethers with groups at uni which inevitably end in pizza nights. I think a detox in March may be needed.

My current day to day makeup

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Every now and then I like to give you guys a little update on my day to day makeup. My make-up collection hasn't changed dramatically in recent years, despite how much I'd like it to. I'm really eager to get into some more high-end brands and products, but with my student budget, and little time to go out and give brands a real search and tester, the majority of my collection remains highstreet.

Wishlist: Ruffles and Frills

Thursday, 23 February 2017

One of the trends I've been absolutely loving lately, other than the whole embroided thing, is ruffles and frills. When they first hit the shops I was a bit sceptical, it is such a feminine trend, is it too feminine for me? Those thoughts didn't last long though - if you follow me on instagram you'll know that I caved pretty quickly and bought this super cute pink flute sleeve jumper.

Book Review: The Girl Who Lied by Sue Fortin

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

One thing I wanted to do in 2017 was read more. I love reading and the feeling of never wanting to put a book down, but constantly find other things like trawling through social media getting in the way. When Christmas came around and I was gifted with a couple of new books for my collection, I decided to start one straight away, rather than save them for a summer holiday like I normally do.

The bug shirt

Friday, 17 February 2017

A few weeks ago Jamie and I popped up to Earlham park, right next to Uni. It's such a beautiful place and ooooh my god, the dogs!! There were so many dogs!! I've made it a new tradition that every time J comes to visit we head up there for some outfit shots and to see all the cute bundle of fluffs running around.

Skincare Wishlist

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

I haven't done a skincare wishlist for aaaages! I've actually been really happy with my skin recently, minus the odd period spots it's been keeping nice and clear which is something I haven't experienced in years. I feel like winter is a time for focusing on skincare though, it's cold outside and our skin takes a bit of a beating.

6 Reasons to love Valentines Day

Monday, 13 February 2017

Whether you have a partner or not, I think Valentines is a day to embrace! What can possibly be bad about celebrating love? Whether it's the love for your other half, or love for yourself, here are a few reasons why you should love Valentines day.

Valentines Gift Guide: For Him

Friday, 10 February 2017

We're onto the mens gift guide! I'm pretty sure I say this every single time I make any kind of gift guide for men, but are they not just the hardest to buy for?! As always, I've gone back to my 'safe' gifts for this gift guide. Men are usually pretty happy with anything! I think maybe this year I'll get Jamie a little something then treat him to a homemade Steak!

How to: Voluminous Hair

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

I've always had a love-hate relationship with my hair. It's always been a bit lifeless. Over the years I've found some products and ways of styling that help give it that extra bit of 'oomph' that I'm after. The first is in the washing! I always try to reach for a volumising shampoo, one of my faves brands being Aussie. I used to find skipping conditioning my hair helped with volume, but now my hair is coloured this is a step I really can't miss! Instead, I try to focus the conditioner on my ends, avoiding my roots as much as I can! Next is the blow dry, I feel an investment in a really good hairdryer is so important, such as the Panasonic Hair Dryer. It's so important to find a hairdryer that leaves your hair shiny, as opposed to dry and static. When drying, I like to tip my head upside down and dry the roots first, trying to lift them as much as possible. I haven't quite mastered the whole 'brush in one hand dryer in the other' that every hairdresser seems to do so well yet, but if you're as talented as that, you should totally go for it, as it'll add that little more volume you need!

Cosy Night In: The Essentials

Valentines Gift Guide: For Her

Thursday, 2 February 2017

It's February, which means valentines! I love Valentines - I think it's brilliant to be able to have a day to celebrate the love for your special someone, or if you're single, I think it's an amazing time to celebrate some self-love!! Jamie and I never do anything big for valentines gifts - I'm happy with some flowers and chocolates, although I thought I'd put together a little gift guide for anyone wondering what to buy the women in their life, or if you're alone, what to spoil yourself with!!