29 September 2015

ROME PHOTO DIARY


Last week I got back from Rome after visiting the amazing city with Jade. We had an absolutely amazing time and the food was incredible. Today I decided to put up a post with only a tiny percentage of the photos I took (there are still quite a few in this post fyi - sorry #notsorry) but I love reading these type of posts and heres hoping you do too.

As I said the food was amazing, their pastries were delicious and I'm now officially in love with risotto. Aside from this the buildings were beautiful too. We went for three days and although I loved every minute, those three days were enough.

Anyway, enough of my waffling. Enjoy the photos!























Getting a little depressed going through all these again, not gonna lie! Until next time, Italy!

10 September 2015

MY NIGHTTIME ROUTINE


I never used to be one to go out my way for a skincare routine but these products have changed that. I'm always seeing people discussing their skincare routines on their blogs and their skin always looks amazing so I decided to give it a go myself. I've tried many a product and nothing could change my patchy looking oily skin, but since working with these products, I think that's about to change...


Olay Anti-Wrinkle Pro Vital Night Cream (£9.99) is also something which I use every night. I know I'm only young and I may not need an anti-wrinkle cream now, but this is not only what it is for. It also buffs the skin to make it look more balanced and less oily.


First up is this Garnier Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash (£2.65), I usually get bad blackheads (eugh) around my T-Zone and since I've started using this, I have noticed a considerable difference. This product is more for those who suffer with oily skin (-and boy do I), and works to unclog pores and reduce that oily looking shine so you have a dewy glow as opposed to looking like a melting waxwork.


This is my holy grail of skincare. I use it everyday without fail and it helps to balance my skin, reduce spot size and purifies the skin. As I have an oily skin issue, Garnier Spot Purifying Toner (£4.99) is actually helpful in mattifying the skin and it really makes your skin feel more fresh and clean after use.

So, that's my night time routine, what skincare products do you use?

6 September 2015

10 TOTALLY BASIC THINGS YOU CAN DO THIS FALL


I'm not the only one that turns completely basic when fall (*autumn*) comes around am I? Good. I'm glad. When it reaches September 1st, I start longing for chunky knitwear and scarves. I wake up with Christmas songs in my head (embarrassing but the truth I swear) and end up making apple and cinnamon rock cakes because I love the smell of it in the kitchen. So, because I know I'm not the only basic girl when it comes to fall, I decided to make a list of things everyone can do to be totally basic this fall.

1. STARBUCKS
Starbucks is the place to be if you're gonna be a basic girl this fall. I, myself, loveee Pumpkin Spice latees and apparently, every other girl does too. Plus, what's not to love about the cute Christmas Starbucks cups!?

2. GO PUMPKIN PICKING
I know this is mainly an American activity but in the UK you can find places that do this and this makes me really happy. I love carving pumpkins, it makes me feel really excited about Halloween (even if I'm just lounging around watching movies). Pumpkin Patches and More is a great website to find places in Greater London which does pumpkin picking. (or you could just pick one out from the store).


3. TAKE PHOTOS OF LEAVES
I've gotta admit, I do this all the time, probably every fall actually. I love the colours that are involved with fall and the leaves that fall on the floor when I'm taking my dog for a walk! Plus, the pictures look totally cute on your Instagram feed.

4. BAKE PUMPKIN PIE
This always looks so tasty everytime I see it on my feed or on Pintrest. This year I'm gonna attempt to make my own!

5. LIGHT CANDLES
One of my favourite scents ever is Vanilla, this smells so good in all seasons. If you want a more fall scent, then buy something like Mulled Wine or something to do with pumpkins (I swear this blog post isn't just about pumpkins).

6. DECORATE YOUR ROOM FOR FALL
Every year I have two sets of cushions that I change. I have a more fresh and pink looking set of cushions that I use for Spring and Summer and then red and check print cushions that I use for Fall and Winter. I also have a check throw which goes at the bottom of my bed and a candle holder which is decorated with fake leaves.

7. WATCH SCARY MOVIES
One of the biggest things about fall is Halloween, and even though I'm not a massive fan of scary movies, some people are. Whether they be movies like Scary Movie or thrillers, cozying up with loved ones is a great way to get you in the fall mood.


8. GO TO WINTER WONDERLAND
This is something people from the UK can do (or something similar in America), but I went to Winter Wonderland last year and I had so much fun. We ate churros and looked around at all the lovely stalls which sold food and little trinkly bits and bobs.

9. GO TO A FIREWORK DISPLAY
Again, I'm not sure if this is something which they do in America but I went to one with my family last year and we ate Crepes and watched beautiful fireworks. There were also tons of rides and stalls so it was a really great night.

10. WEAR UGGS
This is something which I literally do every day during the Fall or Winter months, they are so warm and cosy that I don't want to wear anything else!