Sunday, 14 February 2016

101 in 1001


101 in 1001

Hello lovely, relaxing Sunday! So for a couple of weeks now I've been working on my 101 things in 1001 days list and it's finally complete! I'm so happy to share this with everyone and to begin scratching things off.

1. Become the person I know I am.
2. Learn to enjoy the little things.
3. Take a picture every day for a year.
4. Become a morning person.
5. Spend a night with my family.
6. Visit Rome.
7. Pay off my overdraft.
8. Live comfortably with the money I earn.
9. Learn to cook.
10. Spend nothing for an entire month.
11. Write a book.
12. Find a job that I enjoy.
13. See a play.
14. Organise a photo shoot.
15. Carve a pumpkin.
16. Read all of Shakespeare's plays. 
17. Watch Penny Dreadful.
18. Host a dinner party.
19. Go and see one of my idol's in concert.
20. Volunteer.
21. Visit the Sistine Chappell.
22. Identify 10 constellations.
23. Donate blood.
24. Write 365 letters to someone.
25. Disconnect for a week.
26. Plant a tree.
27. Give to charity.
28. Dance in the rain.
29. Go to the zoo.
30. Send flowers to at least 2 people. 
31. Reach 100 followers on Bloglovin'
32. Go somewhere I've never been before.
33. Join a gym.
34. Complete a new game.
35. See a movie by myself.
36. Fly a kite.
37. Attend my partners, sisters wedding. 
38. Write myself a letter to open in around 10 years time.
39. Fill my journal.
40. Build a snowman
41. Spend a night in a luxurious hotel. 
42. Go ice skating.
44. Take 101 photos with my Fujifilm Instax Mini 8. (5/101)
44. Read the selections series.
45. Visit a Museum I have never been to before.
46. Join a book club.
47. Own 20 Warhammer 40k models. 
48. Paint all 20 models. 
49. Try a new meal. 
50. Read 24 books in one year. (2/24)
51. Bake a cake.
52. Make my own bread. 
53. Eat in 5 new restaurants. 
54. Go a month without eating any kind of fast food.
55. Get another tattoo.
56. Drop a few dress sizes.
57. Organise my e-mails.
58. Use my Canon 600D more.
59. Go hiking.
60. Watch a silent film.
61. Say yes for a whole day.
62. Watch IMDb's top 250 films. 
63. Own a real Christmas tree.
64. Make a cheesecake.
65. Grow my nails.
66. Get a manicure. 
67. Get my eyebrows done professionally. 
68. Have a Chilli as a restaurant.
69. Open an Etsy store. 
70. Visit an Aquarium.
71. See Wicked live.
72. Learn how to juggle.
73. Buy myself flowers.
74. Go camping. 
75. Go to a theme park. 
76. Finish a screenplay.
77. Enter a writing competition.
78. Comment on 50 different blogs. 
79. Upgrade my phone.
80. Use my gmail more.
81. Go out for a meal with my family.
82. Watch 10 documentaries. 
83. Send out Christmas cards.
84. Learn to wear heals. 
85. Spoil my mum for her Birthday. 
86. See my closest friends at least once a month.
87. Make a family tree.
88. Drink only water and tea for a whole month.
89. Find artwork/prints for our living room.
90. For a week, get up an hour before I have to for work. 
91. Make my own calendar. 
92. Wear my glasses every time I'm supposed to. 
93. Go for dinner and see a movie with my sister
94. Visit a castle. 
95. Watch the Die Hard movies. 
96. Go berry picking. 
97. Cook my way through an entire cook book.
98. Spend a Christmas just us two.
99. Wear no make up for an entire week.
100. Cook once a week on my own
101. Deposit £5 into my ISA for everything I complete, £10 for everything I don't.

Have you created your list yet lovelies? 




Wednesday, 10 February 2016

What I'm Wishing For

I absolutely love browsing the internet, stumbling upon little treasures that would look much better in my possession. I don't need to sit here and waffle on when I can just show you everything I'm hoping for!

I've just moved into my beautiful house with my gorgeous partner and one thing that we're missing is cute little prints and just house decor in general...here's a few things I've been hoping for lately.











I've never been one for wanting or wearing much jewellery, but lately I've found myself to be in love with a couple of Valentines pieces from Pandora, aren't they just to die for?


As a massive camera geek, probably the biggest you'll ever meet, I'm currently eyeing up a new camera, not just any camera, a go pro. I completely object to travelling to the beautiful city of Rome without one of these beautiful pieces of technology. 





There are so very many TV shows that I'm currently in the middle of watching, so many I need to catch up on.





And then there's a couple of books too...




I think that's about everything on my current wish list, not too much, haha! I'd love to hear what you're currently wishing for at the moment, share in the comments lovelies! 







Saturday, 6 February 2016

My Bucket List - 2016 Update


My Bucket List - 2016 Update 

Around this time last year I shared my bucket list with the world for the very first time, this is a list of truly amazing things, i'd be extremely lucky to complete even a 10th of this list. Today I bring to you the first update on this list, I'd like to share what I have done, what I hope to have completed by the end of the year.

"Become friends with people who aren't your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn't the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn't come from your social class. This is how you see the world, this is how you grow."


Bucket List

1. Experience The Northern Lights from a glass igloo in Finnish Lapland.

2. Abseil off The Story Bridge in Brisbane, Queensland.

3. Visit The Grand Canyon.

4. Visit Niagara Falls.

5. Zip lining at Penthyn Quarry, Bethesda. 

6. Visit the base camp of Everest.

7. Visit The Louvre.

8. Visit Rome to see the Coliseum.

9. Visit the Eiffel Tower.

10. Visit Egypt to see The Pyramids of Giza.

11. Visit the 7 wonders of the ancient world, or the locations where they once stood.

12. Visit The Great Barrier Reef.

13. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.

14. Walk along The Great Wall of China.

15. Visit all 7 continents. 

16. Explore an underground cenotes in Mexico.

17. Explore Venice

18. Visit an extinct Volcano.

19. Visit a live Volcano.

20. Visit New Zealand.

21. Swim with Sharks.

22. Put a lock onto the Lock Bridge in Paris. 

23. Climb The Sydney Harbour Bridge.

24. Visit all 52 States.

25. Visit Antarctica.

26. Explore the area around Area 51.

27. Visit Prague.

28. Visit The Sistine Chappell.

29. Visit Stonehenge.

30. Skydive.

31. Go on an African Safari.

32. Backpack Europe.

33. Go on an American road trip.

34. Visit the Taj Mahal.

35. Visit the Pink Lake located in Western Australia. 

36. Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun.

37. Visit The Amazon Rainforest. 

38. Visit The Catacombs of Paris.

39. Visit The Anne Frank House.

40. Visit Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer. 

41. Learn Japanese.

42.  Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace. 

43. Visit The Statue of Liberty.

44. Visit Australia Zoo. 

45. Write a book.  

46. Visit The Memorial and Museum Auschwitz - Birkenau.

47. Get Married.

48. Have Children.

49. Visit Sydney Harbour.

50. Visit Yellowstone National Park.

51. Dance in the rain.

52. Meet an idol.

53. Adopt an abandoned animal.

54. Experience the Superbowl in person. 

55. Attend San Diego Comic-Con.

56. Stand under the Hollywood sign.

57. Visit the Dead Sea.

58. Take a photo everyday for a year.

59. Give to charity.

60. Cage dive with Great White Sharks.

61. See Taylor Swift Live.

62. Buy a house.

63. Learn to drive.

64. Learn to swim.

65. Learn how to take a compliment.

66. Time Travel?

67. Plant a tree.

68. Fall deeply in love - helplessly and unconditionally. 

69. Spend a night in a haunted house, alone.

70. Perform infront of an audience.

71. Learn to play the banjo.

72. Attend a festival.

73. Understand that you can't please everyone.

74. Learn to shoot a gun.

75. Sleep under the stars.

76. Travel for a whole year.

78. Overcome my fears.

79. Visit the location where Lord of The Rings was set.

80. Visit Tour Patagonia.

81. Visit The Himalayas. 

82. Explore the temples and gardens of Kyoto.

83. Live in a different country.

84. Disconnect for a week.

85. Bury a time capsule.

86. Create a treasure map that directs them to nothing.

87. Graduate from University.

88. Study to become a Teacher.

89. Do a Masters degree.

90. Donate Blood.

91. Throw someone a surprise party.

92. Read 100 books in a year.

93. Say "Yes" for a whole day.

94. Write 365 letters to someone, one every day.

95. Take in as much culture as possible.

96. Do 50 random acts of kindness.

97. Shoot a bow and arrow.

98. Identify 10 constellations.

99. Follow my dreams. 

100. Accept yourself for who you are.

I'm looking forward to scratching off a few more things from my bucket list this year! Whats on your bucket list? 



Thursday, 4 February 2016

Beauty Products I'm loving in 2016

Hey my lovelies! As of lately I have been experimenting with various new beauty products, as well as those I have loved for awhile. In this post I'm looking forward to sharing these products with you! I have an incredibly wide variety of different products that I'm just ecstatic to share with you, and I look forward to hearing your opinions and about the products that you've been loving so  far in 2016!


Beauty Products I'm Loving in 2016


Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I had thought about trying cleansing water for awhile, mainly to just clear my face of make up. Since trying the product I would honestly never use anything else for this, it's perfect for cleansing your face and just making your skin look and feel perfect.


Rogue Love by Rihanna 

This is my absolute favourite perfume., the scent is the most divine scent that my nostrils have ever encountered, it's the perfect combination of everything that you could ever want in a perfume. The scent is so perfect, it smells floral, it reminds me of falling in love, it's just the most girly and loveliest smell ever. I highly recommend this perfume and I fully believe that I'm going to be in love with this scent for the longest time. 

Soap and Glory Mist you madly body spray 

This beautiful scent is just a lovely little mist spray that is absolutely perfect for everyday use. To be honest, you don't need to use a lot of this because the moment you spray that divine mist you're going to smell incredible, the best part is it lasts for AGES.

Maybelline New York's Baby skin lightweight primer

I never, ever wear make up without primer, and for a good few years now I've been switching up my primer every time I run out, mainly because I've been finding it difficult to find the best one for myself, for my skin, and I am so happy to finally say that I have found the one! The baby skin primer is just absolutely perfect, I cannot fault it one little bit, it erases my pores and makes the application of my make up absolutely glorious.

Max Factor Face Infinity 3 in 1 Foundation in Natural

I'm liking Max Factor foundations a lot lately, but this is the first time I've ever tried this specific one. The colour natural in this foundation is absolutely perfect for my skin tone. I always find it quite difficult to find a foundation that works for me, that does everything that I need it to. Covers my bags. Covers my overwhelming rosy cheeks. Evens my skin tone. Makes me feel confident. I have to be honest with you right now and say that Max Factor is doing an absolutely fantastic job with providing make up that does what I need it to do. Bravo!

Rimmel London lasting finish concealer in Ivory

This is a lovely little tube concealer that is incredibly perfect for getting rid of little blemishes and dark circles, whilst still looking natural. I've used various different concealers with various different applicators and I have to admit that just applying this concealer using my finger tip has given me a better result than any other concealer, ever!

Maybelline New York's Brow drama pomade crayon in Dark Blond

My hair has gotten darker over the years, whereas my eyebrows have just kind of stayed incredibly light, and I say, NO MORE! This crayon is perfect for doing what I want a brow crayon to do, and that is just to fill in my brows a touch and add a bit of a darker tone to them.

Rimmel London extra super lash mascara in Black

I've found this to be the best mascara for me, it actually makes my lashes look thicker and longer, which is definitely what I need. 

Maybelline New York's lasting drama eye pencil in black 

Everyone needs a good eyeliner, it's not usually too hard to find a good one to be honest. I just love how this one makes my eyes look, it's the perfect little eye pencil. 

Maybelline New York's master ink liquid eyeliner in Matte Black

I've just began doing my own liquid eyeliner, yes I'm still the the stage of repeatedly poking myself in the eye, but I never claimed to be an expert! This is the first liquid eye liners that I have used properly, and by properly I mean that I haven't gave up in the first 5 minutes. haha! I love how this looks when applied, I've found is so easy to apply, which is perfect for someone who's useless at applying it. 

Rimell London's Kate lipstick in Nude 48

This is my favourite lipstick! It's just a lovely, natural colour that reminds me of autumn and I have nothing else to say about it, it's just beautiful.

Maybelline New York's colour drama lip pencil in 520 Light it up 

I have ALWAYS used a red lipstick, it makes me feel like a million dollars,  but every time I try a new one I find that it's just too wet, they just never stay on my lips for more than a few hours, and I was completely fed up with redoing my lipstick ALL OF THE TIME!  This lip pencil or crayon, whichever you'd like to call it, is the best red lipstick that I have ever used. It's not wet, it doesn't stick to your partners face when you kiss them, and it actually stays on for the entire day!

What are your favourite beauty products at the moment? Share in the comments, I'd love to hear your thoughts!


xx





Monday, 1 February 2016

Chapter Two: February


Chapter Two: February


Hello there beautiful February, it's nice to see you. Can you believe that we're in February already? January has completely flew by!

I have to admit that after a very stressful beginning to January, but lovely end, I am quite happy to see February, I'm looking forward to seeing what delightfulness it brings my way. 


January Goals

1. Prepare for the big move. I'm all moved in! Preparation for this took FOREVER, but I got it done, I got everything moved, and i got the house sorted. I'm so relieved.  

2. Enjoy working. Nope, nope, and nope.

3. Celebrate my Birthday in style. I've had the most perfect Birthday ever this year, I have been completely spoilt. 


4. Read 2 books. Check, and check! The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Girl online

5. Watch at least 25 films. We have watched way too many TV shows to even nearly complete this challenge. This month we managed to watch The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Revenant, Acacia, From The Shadows, The 5th Wave, and Poltergeist. We're now going to have to try harder to watch more in February, but we did watch The Walking Dead season 5, Supernatural seasons 9, and 10, OZ season 6, American Horror Story season 4, Pretty Little Liars, season 6.


February Goals

1. Clear my overdraft. I've been stuck in a student overdraft for the past 4 years, and it's just to painful to think about. I'm nearly halfway to clearing it now though, and I'm hoping to get that done this month.

2. Shopping freeze. I need to begin to save, save, and save! There are so many things that I want to do, so many beautiful places I want to visit, and I really need to start saving so that we can live a wonderful life.

3. Read 2 books. I'm hoping to read at least 24 books this year, that's two a month, although I would love to surprise myself by completely annihilating that goal. 

4. Watch 25 films. I love movies, but I want to make sure I watch as many as humanly possible, so this year I'm aiming to watch AT LEAST 300 films, hopefully a lot more. 

5.  Enjoy working. Find a job that I truly enjoy. I know now more than most that I'm really not going to be able to work to my truest potential in a career that I just don't enjoy, I need to find a reason to look forward to getting up for work in the morning.

6. Be happy.

What have you got planned for February? 


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