Showing posts from September, 2016

It's Over! (Flashback Friday)

So last week was the last of the Flashback Friday posts and as sad it makes me, it also makes me feel like it's a  nice way to end the summer.

I have officially posted all the videos I have ever taken on my own cameras so even though there won't be anymore - at least until we manage to find someone who does reasonably priced video-to-DVD conversions - posted, there are so many to see!

There is a full playlist on YouTube and a full list right here on my blog.

Did you enjoy them?

Body Confidence! (LouiseLIVE Part 2) 💭

This is part 2 of my LouiseLIVE post so be sure to check out part 1 here first! :)

Throughout the show, Louise touched on a number of really important and meaningful topics. From motherhood and relationships, to being a 'boss woman'. She handles her life with such a passion and grace but also shows and tells the dirty nitty gritty, like poor Darcy throwing up or those embarrasing moments when your child erupts with a word they should not say. You'll have to buy the DVD to see what I'm talking about!
With that being said, even with so many topics discussed, there was one clear one that stood out to me. Body confidence.

I expected the show to be a lot more interactive. I had prepared some questions to ask as we were told that we would have the opportunity to ask but there wasn't. Other than the 3 people selected to tell an embarrassing story (see Part 1), this was the only other part in the show that was even remotely interactive...if you could even call it that.


"Heroes" September Birchbox: Unboxing and Review 📦

This month's Birchbox box is again a drawer box. I personally don't like them but I think they are now leaning more towards them. I have thought I could stack them and stick them together to turn them into a stationary desk drawer though which could look pretty; my other boxes are being used as yearly memory boxes which I love!
This months had a range of products which I was super excited to use!
My hair doesn't really get greasy so I've only used dry shampoo a handful of times, usually Batisse brand. I love the scent of this one and it does do them job. It's also super easy to use and works to add extra volume to my hair too.
I personally picked this highlighting set because I've been wanting a highlighter for months. I was waiting for a powder and this is very much creamy but it's still pretty. It's not as shimmery as I would like and it's a little sticky at first but it does make my cheekbones look just that little bit better! The other two colo…

My Student London Flat Tour! 🏠

Just last week I moved into my new flat in London, near Camden. I am so excited and so happy with it! I'm living with some friends who were in the same halls as me last year and I can't wait to spend time with people I not only like, but trust as well. After last year's disaster, hopefully no one will steal my food! 
My mum came over for the first few days and cleaned the entire flat and then I organised everything and decorated my bedroom. So here it is!
I have filmed a room tour on my YouTube channel here so go watch that first!
My room is very simple but I've added a few personal touches. I've stuck with the blue colour scheme so a lot of the items are the same as last year. With the bedding from my recent haul post and cushions and towels from 2 years ago, almost everything else is white. I love these two picture frames that I got from my 18th birthday; they have pictures from 2014 in. The second photo collage is from snaps from 2015 and then above the desk I&…

Bop's 2nd Birthday! (Flashback Friday) 🎂

This week's Flashback Friday is a few clips from my gorgeous niece's 2nd birthday. I wish I'd recorded more back then because seeing her sweet little self and watching back, she was just so cute! We had a bouncy castle and she showed us her very innovative forward rolls, she read a book with her Aunty Jess and then fell in love with her Peppa Pig balloon.

Click here to see the video.

Scroll through from some cute photos.

False Advertisement! (Louise LIVE Part 1) 💭

Last year, Louise Pentland, aka Sprinkle of Glitter on YouTube, did her first tour of LouiseLIVE. I didn't go but after hearing great reviews about it, when I heard she was doing another tour this year, I really wanted to get tickets to go, and so I did.

We were told at the start not to record any of show because the show I attended in London, would be recorded for the LouiseLIVE! DVD. Honestly I was a little upset because I was vlogging my day and I was hoping to get some great clips to add in. I still vlogged the day but obviously didn't record the show, except for a couple little clips. Click here to watch or down below.
I was super excited to go so when I woke up on Saturday 3rd September and arrived at the O2 Shepherd's Bush. I honestly wasn't very impressed with the seating arrangements because annoyingly, the rows weren't numbered or lettered at all so it was really hard to find my row. I asked two people and then counted back to mine but when I sat down, th…

Medicine Year 1 Review 💉

It's come to the end of summer and the start of university again so I thought I would write up a little cheat sheet for those preparing for Year 1 Medicine and the specifics at the UCL course.
Medicine is extremely hard and challenging but most importantly, you have to remember why you are doing it and think of the end goal. Having completed first year, I struggled but I also passed. It doesn’t matter what grade you get because at the end of the day, a pass is a pass. You’ll have mostly lectures and science to learn but also, the opportunity to speak to patients and they’re the moments everything suddenly seems worthwhile.
The year, at UCL, starts with Foundations of Health and Medical Practice. I honestly didn't get the module for the first part. Until I spoke to one of the course organisers, I couldn't grasp why they were teaching us about all these seemingly random things. But first off, a lot of the content many will have covered before either by general knowledge or…

Trinity Walk Shopping Haul! (Back-to-School Edition) 🛌

Last week I went shopping to a local shopping centre near me with some old friends from college. I had to get a few bits and pieces ready for university starting in just a few weeks and had lots of fun hanging out!

From bed spreads to toiletries, here's a few of my must have items!

To start I headed to Debenhams to grab my key toiletries and make-up products. I needed to replace my make-up so I got a new foundation and my mineral veil which is basically a setting powder from BareMinerals. I usually use the Original formula foundation but as my skin is quite oily I decided to try the Matte formula and see if it reduced my shine. Read my daily make-up routine here, evening routine here and watch it here.

While in there, I also got a sample of Clinique's new foundation, a free 10 day sample of Clinique’s Superbalanced Silk plus a primer trial which I saw it being advertised on Twitter. Unfortunately, the Clinique counter wasn't manned so I couldn't get matched or the prim…

My 18th! (Flashback Friday) 🎉

I didn't know I'd recorded anything from my 18th party but it turns out I did, how fun! It's a little dark so it's not that great but it's nice to have the memories of karaoke, dancing and shots!

Click here for the video.

I have already done a couple of posts on my 18th so click here and here to see them or scroll for more pictures. My birthday was smack bang in the middle of my A Level exams so I opened presents and ate some cookie but didn't actually celebrate until the 18th.