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3 Tips to Successfully Achieve your Goals!

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With the year coming to a close and resolutions being written, I thought I would share some of the reasons why I think it's important to set goals and my top tip for successfully reaching them. I recently read a post about why you shouldn't write goals and I've been looking for it everywhere but I can't find it at all. Unfortunately, it was something I read while scrolling through Twitter and I didn't think too much into at the time but I really want to share my reverse argument.

I've written New Year's Resolutions every year since starting this blog and I will continue to do so because I think goals are a great way to push yourself to the next level and succeed in milestones and wishes. What's interesting is that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. 42%! That is HUGE!

As you guys know, I am a firm believer in setting SMART goals and I genuinely think it's important for us to do that when thinking about what the goal…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Review)

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. Click here to watch the trailer. 
First up, I'm not a traditional massive fan of Star Wars. I don't know everything about franchise nor do I ever plan to watch any of the previous movies. I watched The Force Awakens and Rogue One and fell in love with the modern era of the series and the current characters. I'm sure I'm missing certain aspects of the plot and I'm sure I don't know or understand all the ins and outs, but I'm okay with that! Onto the film review...
I was pleasantly surprised with how the film started. It picked up exactly where the last finished and instead of skipping huge moments in time, we see exactly where the previous departed. With the rebellion rummaging and rallying to abandon their home, we see the action start away. I was blown away!  Instead of following a main character, the director focuses on three stories. Of course they overlap but for the majority …

Amazon Christmas Clothing Haul!

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I've been a massive fan of Amazon for years and have very much utilised my Student Amazon Prime discount. Recently, I've started to branch further into their clothes on offer. I thought I would share some of my favourite finds from my Christmas jumper and dress haul!  Xmas Telephone Box - Navy: I love this London winter scene and the jumper is super thick and comfy.
Baubles - Crimson Red: This red fluffy jumper with Christmas baubles is a simple yet festive pairing.
Rudolph Face - Cream: I love how cute this jumper is! This little Rudolf face is a simple and effective design on a great fitting jumper.
HAOMEILI Women's Cold Shoulder Tunic Top T-Shirt Casual Swing Dress With Pockets: I'm obsessed with this dress! I love the loose fitting nature with the added details of both the pockets and the shoulder cut outs. I'm still undecided with the colour to choose but I think I'm leaning towards the red. What do you think?

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3/4 Long Sl…

Toast Metaphors

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A picture going around Twitter recently got me thinking and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to share this little thought. So a quick blog post today, all about toast.  I always cut my toast the exact same way, straight down the middle (C), and I never really thought about another way to cut it. The piece of toast stays the same. It's still the same slice with the same topping, just cut slightly differently. In a way, that's life.

There are so many different people and even though we're all humans, we all have different opinions. Unfortunately, people are far too sensitive in this day and age. I find it very sad that we can no longer speak our own mind, despite living in a "free world". I totally understand that not everyone will agree on all matters and that's okay. I repeat: that's okay!

What we do need to learn though is that while people's opinions may different from our own, there's always a way to respectfully disagree. There i…

Sweater Weather TAG!

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I really wanted to do a Christmas TAG this year and so I went searching! Last year I did the traditional Christmas TAG and the year before I did the Family Christmas TAG. I loved Alisha Valerie's Sweater Weather Tag so I wanted to do it!

1. Favourite candle scent?
I'm not a massive candle fan to be honest but I do love Zoella's Lazy Day all year round for a fresh and clean sent. When I recently visited my old flatmate, she lit one that I loved! It was so nice and Christmassy but I don't remember what it was called!

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
I'm an odd one and don't like any hot drinks so I actually don't drink any of these!

3. What’s the best fall memory you have?
I love visiting London for early Christmas. They always seem to put them up early in mid-November and it's the best time to go because there aren't as many crowds. Covent Garden and Winter Wonderland are the best! I look forward to them every single year.

4. Which make up trend do …

Preparing for Christmas 2017!

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Christmas is right around the corner. I spent the last quality time with my mum, helped decorate the house and wrapped the last of my Christmas presents! 
Click here to watch the weekly vlog or see below.  I started the week spending some quality time with my mum. We went shopping as we had to do a couple of different things in town, including exchanging my USD back to £. Oh, I was so angry. I lost £50 with the exchange rate despite the ladies guarantee! 
We ended up having tea at Pizza Express, mum's favourite. It was so funny because we bumped into Alice and her mum as well! 
Of course, Trinity Walk has it's Christmas decorations up. I love their giant tree but more so, their giant reindeer. It's beautiful.
Christmas is a busy time so I thought while I had a little bit of downtime, I would record the two videos that needed to go up. I filmed a little cork craft and a Amazon Christmas clothing haul.  Of course, once it turned December 1st, the first thing on the to-do li…

Liquid Foundations...First Impression!

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I've really loved using my Bare Minerals Original Powder Foundation but I've been using it every day for the last 9 years and I've really been wanting to love a new liquid foundation. I find that my powder foundation wears away and is quite oily throughout the day, so I've been trialling new foundations over the past month. 
Instead of writing separated reviews for them all, I thought I would quickly write up a couple of thoughts for each!

Clinique Superbalanced Makeup: I still use some of Clinique's skin care range so when I saw they were offering free samples of their new product line, I thought I would jump at the chance.
Verdict: This provides great coverage and very little is needed, it's great for covering up my acne but doesn't last all day.
Bare Minerals Bare Pro: Of course, being a lover of Bare Minerals it was my first port of call. They have a huge range of colours which is great for the entire population of skin tones.  Verdict: I love the covera…

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffer Inspiration!

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After posting my last minute gift guide yesterday, I really wanted to share some other gift ideas but for those that are looking for smaller gifts on a budget or even Christmas stocking stuffers. These would also be perfect for secret Santa! Everything is less than £5!

Swizzels Matlow Sweet Shop Candle Jars 3 Classic Candy Fragrances: Split up these 3 cute candles to make three gifts! They honestly smell amazing and they are a great size. Plus, they're not the normal candles, they're a little different and fun! - £9.15 for 3

Pop Sockets: I am a massive fan of Pop Sockets. I bought my first last Christmas when they were just starting to get big and I just bought my second one for a great price. You can spend a little more or you can get a cheap one that works just as well and can be personalised. This one is great because it also comes with a free grip! - £3.99 for 2

Funky Veg Kit by Plant Theatre: This is a fun plant kit for a difference. Instead of the normal vegetables, you can…