Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Resolutions and Goals For 2016

For the new year I wanted to set little goals for me to achieve throughout 2016. I am extremely excited for the new year as I am turning 18 and also my blog will be turning 2! I have never really set myself proper goals and if I had, I never stuck to them and achieved them. However, I wanted to give it another go and try to stick to it.

Goal #1 - Become Healthier
I am not exactly the most unhealthiest person, but I'm not the healthiest either. In 2016 I want to cut out the rubbish food and drink and become a lot more healthy. I also want to exercise a lot more.

Goal #2 - Go Out Of My Comfort Zone More
I am one of those people that prefers their own company to others and that won't wear garish or out there clothes. However, I want to be able to do things that I won't necessarily do, things like date people or wear a really bright colour.

Goal #3 - Spend More Quality Time With Family & Friends
As I said above, I prefer my own company. This means I sometimes opt out of spending time with friends or family and spending it with myself. Even simple things like watching TV with family is quality time, but I choose to opt out of it. Although, I already started this goal/resolution before the new year. 

Goal #4 - Save Up £100
I love saving up my spare change. I do it all year round but I always cash in the small amount and then end up spending it. This year I want to save £100 and then maybe put it in a saving account.

Goal #5 - Reach 300 Blog Followers
I am already close to 300 followers, but I thought it would be a small, reasonable goal to reach. I absolutely love blogging and am so proud that I have reached over 250 followers already. Thank you if you have followed!

Goal #6 - Become More Confident
I am extremely insecure about myself, whether it is with the way I look or my personality and that is down to being bullied when I was younger. I absolutely hate being insecure, so I thought I would set myself a goal to become more confident as I would definitely benefit from it.

What goals have you set yourself?

Monday, 28 December 2015

The Divergent Trilogy Book Review

During the summer I decide to watch Divergent and Insurgent since I had never seen them before. I never felt compelled to watch them as I didn't think I would like them, but, as I was bored, I decided to watch them. I absolutely loved them! I thought they were amazing and a really great film. A few weeks ago I decided to watch them again as I had done a double page spread mock up of the trilogy in college. Again, I loved them so the following weekend I bought the books.

The following Tuesday evening I started to read the first book, Divergent, since I didn't have college the next morning so I could stay up late to read it. I carried on reading it for the whole of Wednesday and couldn't put it down. I then began to read Insurgent on the Thursday during college break, lunch, when I got home from college and then Friday morning. Since I was so addicted to the trilogy I soon started reading the final book, Allegiant. I was super excited to read this book as I didn't know what happens because the film hasn't been released yet. 

I really enjoyed reading the whole trilogy, especially the first and last book. The second book, Insurgent, was really hard for me to get my head around as it is completely different to the film. Usually when a book is made into a film it keeps the same story line and changes a few bits, this didn't. Saying this, I still enjoyed the book and thought it was really good read. The books were written exceptionally well and I found that I could clearly picture the scenes the books were set in and all the characters. There were parts in all of the books that made me laugh and parts that made me cry, I bawled like a baby in the last book.
I really like the front cover design as well as they look super pretty and stunning. 

Have read the book trilogy?

Saturday, 26 December 2015

What I Got For Christmas 2015

Firstly, this post isn't for bragging, I simply want to share what I got given this Christmas. And secondly, this next week is going to have a schedule for bog posts, this is because I am in London for two days and because I have a lot of new year posts to share. 
I absolutely love Christmas and it seems that the older I get, the more excited I become. This year I ended up walking round the house on Christmas morning singing and dancing to this song. 

The first things I got for Christmas were from my mum. She got me a English bulldog puppy canvas (it is so adorable), a puppy calender, bed socks, slippers, pj's, a minion ring binder, Sharpies, a Coca Cola lip smackers set, a pug mug filled with sweets, a Disaronno miniature set and Ferrero Rochers. From my dad, I got a Terry's Chocolate orange, a box of Ferrero Rochers, Ghost perfume gift set, a footsie blanket, some Disney dvds to share with my sisters and money. My dad's girlfriend got me the Lush Snow Angel Bath Melt (I am terrified to use it) and the Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb.

My two sisters got me the Divergent and Insurgent dvd and the Percy Jackson book saga by Rick Riordan. Other family members gave me money to buy what I wanted.

From my friends I got a lot of goodies! Ashleigh got me the Lush Father Christmas Bath Bomb. Kirsty got me the Butterbear Bath Bomb, the Primark White Tea and Peony candle, the I love mango & papaya body spritz and some gold coins. Abbie bought me the beauticology Mrs Gingerbread's Bath & Body Recipe Book (comes with a body puff, vanilla frosting body butter, milk chocolate shower cream and a gingerbread body wash), some pink and white bed socks and the Golden Wonder Bath Bomb (also terrified to use). 
My closest friend, who is more like a sister, bought me the most lovely presents. For those who don't know, I love the Glazed Apple Body Shop scent, so Lauren got me the shower gel, lip balm, hand cream, body butter and candle in that scent. I actually screamed when I opened it up!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas! What did you get for Christmas?

Friday, 25 December 2015

The Christmas Tag Revisited

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!

Last year I did the Christmas tag, and for this year I wanted to revisit it and update it as some of my answers have changed.

1. What is your favourite Christmas film?
I don't really like Christmas films, but if I was to choose one I would say Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas. It isn't too cheesy or too Christmassy and it's Disney. How could you not love Disney?

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
Christmas Day. It wouldn't be right if I was to open them on Christmas Eve.

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory? 
When my dogs stole the leftover turkey a few years ago.

4. Favourite festive food?
Definitely turkey.

5. Favourite Christmas gift?
I don't really have one.

6. Favourite Christmas scent?
Apple and Cinnamon

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Not really. What we do on Christmas Eve changes.

8. What tops your tree?
A gold and cream angel.

9. As as kid what was the one (crazy) gift you always asked for but never received?
I can't remember any random gifts I wanted.

10. What is the best part of Christmas for you?
Seeing the Christmas markets in the city centre or watching everone's vlogmas.

Have you done the Christmas tag yet?

Friday, 18 December 2015

Candle Corner #13 - Yankee Candle Cranberry Pear

For this post I want to talk about the Cranberry Pear scent from Yankee Candle. To me it smells like berries and is quite fruity, which I like as it makes the room smell amazing. Even though it is part of the Christmas collection, you could burn it all year round as it isn't that Christmassy.

A perfect scent for if you hate the over-powering Christmas scents as it isn't strong or spiced, it is just a nice winter berry scent.

What's in your Christmas candle collection?

Friday, 11 December 2015

Mask of Magnaminty Face Mask

I have seen a lot of bloggers and youtubers rave about this face and body mask, and desperately wanted to try it. A few weeks ago I decided to pop into Lush and grab the self-preserving version of the face mask as I didn't want to pay £10 for it to go out of date three days after purchase.

Mask of Magnaminty is aimed at spot and acne prone skin which is perfect as I get bad spots on my face and acne on my shoulders and chest. I love how it smells of mint and that it makes your skin feel smooth and refreshed. Not only does it tackle spots and breakouts, but it also exfoliates with the evening primrose seeds and ground aduki beans. 

I love applying it in the bath and then closing my eyes for 10 minutes until it dries. It is super easy to wash off, just scrub with water.

What other face masks do you recommend I try?

Friday, 4 December 2015

Candle Corner #12 - Yankee Candle Orange Splash

I have yet another candle post for you. I really enjoy writing these posts and it seems that you like them.

For this post I want to talk about the Yankee Candle Orange Splash votive. I needed to get some more candles for collection as there wasn't many in the existing one, so I got this one and four others. 

I would never have thought that I would like an orange scented candle or orange scented anything, but I love this candle scent. It smells like orange sweets and is very refreshing, which is probably why I love it. 

I love the votive size candles as they are really cheap at £1.80 and last a really long time. I also love how they look all lined up together.

What is your favourite yankee scent?