My fave festive films

Christmas is by far my favourite time of year; I love the music, crisp weather, festive food and of course the obligatory films which come with this time of year. I’m sat by my window typing this with ‘Winter Wonderland’ playing and the snow is falling, I just want next weekend to hurry on up so I…

How to stay stress-free during the Christmas countdown

The festive season is a stressful time for all, let’s not lie. Whether you are a student with deadlines coming up, working a demanding 9/5 job or a full-time parent trying to craft the ‘perfect Christmas’. Here are some ways to minimize the stress so you can enjoy this festive time.  _ _ _ _…

Is beauty currency?

“My beauty, though but mean, Needs not the painted flourish of your praise: Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye “ Love’s Labours Lost, Shakespeare  This is one of my favourite lines ever written in literature, it speaks a profound truth in such a simple way. What I think Shakespear is trying to poetically explain…

A trip to Trentham

Saturdays for me usually comprise of doing absolutely nothing until mid-day, I know how stereotypical of me being a student. However, with assignment deadlines approaching I have been making more of an effort to have the ‘get up and go’ state of mind. So yesterday I woke up fairly early, had a shower and cracked on with…

Butternut squash stroganoff

It’s finally December, which means the advent calendars are out and its the countdown to Christmas – my favourite time of the year! I’m going to do my own version of ‘Blogmas’ which will be a post every other day for the Xmas countdown – I’m going to try my hardest to stick to it but…

What I Ate Today: Student life

Being back at Uni (for me) means different eating habits as being a student means shopping and cooking for one’s self – which I both love and hate. So if you have read any of my other ‘What I Ate Today’ post’s then what I eat at home is different to what I eat at…

7 faves: October

I usually have something to say about each month, but October has been rather uneventful so I cut-the-crap and just get into what I have been loving in the month of October… Like every student out there, Netflix is my first love. However I’m one of those people who will watch the same thing over…

Testing: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip

I have been obsessed with these liquid lip colours by Rimmel for quite a time now, they have made an appearance on the blog a few times as I have them in multiple shades. The formula applies so smoothly and does not budge- I cannot recommend them enough! When I saw this shade I knew I had to try…

What’s in my bag: moderen- day Mary Poppins

‘What’s in my bag?’ – there are millions of these floating around the net, but if you are to look in anyone’s bag, you must look in my flatmates Louise’s. Louise is not only one of my coursemates but also one of my favourite humans on earth! Ever heard the saying “pack for every eventuality”?…

Testing: 5 days of (Naked) Heat

About time if I say so myself – I have had this pallet for nearly a month before I could bring myself to use it as its so beautiful. Stupid as it sounds but I really didn’t want to mess up the perfect shadows. Holly’s minor OCD aside – a post about how I found…

Today’s Wardrobe: the forgotten shift

This shift dress I have has been tucked away in my drawer for nearly a year because to be quite honest, I completely forgot I had it until this week! I’m still in love with this jumper which features in a previous post I wrote (which can be found here) it is so snug and feels luxurious! …

‘Knit happens’

*side note: what a pun if I ever saw one Things tend to get more tiresome in colder months and with the darker nights its hard not to feel more drained but when sh*t happens, knit happens… The high street stores have a great range of knit-wear on offer this year, for me personally, I…