The Importance Of ‘Me Time’

me time

Earlier this month, Matt spent two weeks away in London on a course which basically meant I was on my own for two weeks. Normally, I’d be quite freaked out at this prospect as for the last few years I’ve hated spending lots of time on my own, but during those 14 days I actually almost enjoyed¬†spending some quality time with me, myself and I.

When Matt got home I was obviously absolutely delighted to have him back but it made me realise that I shouldn’t be afraid to spend some time by myself every now and then.

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6 Goals I Want To Accomplish Before The End Of The Year

goals for the year

September has now become the ‘new, New Year’ as it obviously marks the beginning of the academic year. This time of year usually brings back memories of starting back at school for me (urgh) but this year I’m determined to join the bandwagon of setting goals and targets and so I’ve compiled a list of goals that I want to achieve before the year is out.

There’s a range of personal, social and health-related goals and I will endeavour to complete them all before we ring in the New Year in just a few short months!

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12 Ways To Show Your Partner You Love Them*

How to show your partner you love them

I remember a few years ago when my mum and her friends were sat in our kitchen discussing the ways that they show their partners that they love them. Aside from the obvious, ahem “ways”, they struggled to find deep and meaningful ways of actually showing their other halves just how much they loved them. Sure, a quick “I love you” accompanied by a peck on the cheek as you leave for work might seem nice but it’s not truly showing just how you feel about them. Although I was single at the time, I remember thinking to myself that whenever I got a boyfriend, I would try my hardest to think of fun and meaningful ways to show them just how much I cared.

Today’s post is all about the different things that you can do to show bae just how much they mean to you.

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7 Products You Need From Origins

Origins

A few weeks ago I attended an event with Origins and Em Sheldon at the new Origins store in York and it was truly such an amazing evening.

We spent the evening chatting about Love Island and Naked Attraction and there was a whole host of yummy canap√©s, delicious cocktails and wonderful company. Em was such a delight to talk to and she really made an effort to talk to everyone. I had a facial using some of the incredible products and I spent the entire evening with a smile on my face; it was the best event I’ve ever been to.

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Three Chick-Lit Books That You Should Read

Books to read

Reading is one of my absolute favourite things to do and it has been ever since I can remember. I used to spend countless hours getting lost in the Harry Potter series or indulging in the mishaps that Sophie Kinsella’s characters used to get into. With the stress and hustle and bustle of every day life, I’ve found it increasingly hard to relax and get myself stuck into a good book or two.

When Matt and I headed off to Spain a few weeks ago however, I took that opportunity to do little else but read by the pool while sipping refreshing cocktails. There were a number of books that I took on holiday with me and I want to share my girly, romantic recommendations with you in today’s post.

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Perfecting Problematic Skin With T-Zone*

T-Zone Charcoal and Bamboo Range

When T-Zone first got in contact with me about their new Charcoal and Bamboo Range, I was immensely excited as T-Zone is a brand that I’ve loved and used for many years to treat any teenage blemishes that popped up.

Skincare is my new beauty obsession and since trying out the new range that’s available from Superdrug, I’ve noticed a dramatic improvement in the state of my skin and it’s now looking better than ever.

T-Zone Charcoal and Bamboo Range

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A Week In Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

For those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll know that Matt and I headed off to the gorgeous Mediterranean Spanish island that is Mallorca (or Majorca). We stayed in Can Pastilla which is just a 15 minute drive from the idyllic capital of Palma. A week in the sun doing nothing but drinking cocktails and relaxing by the pool was exactly what we needed and it was utterly perfect.

We stayed in the fabulous BQ Amfora Beach hotel and it was absolutely stunning. The staff were incredibly attentive, the food was delicious and the room was wonderful, albeit maybe a *tad* on the small side. I couldn’t recommend it enough however, it was a beautiful hotel and as it was only a three minute walk from the beach with plenty of local restaurants, it really was a perfect place to stay. Oh – it was also an adults only hotel so it really was the ultimate destination for couples without kids.

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Things I Definitely Don’t Miss About School

back to school

Most people will be heading back to school sometime this week so I started reminiscing about my school days – I say reminiscing, I definitely mean cringing and being thoroughly relieved that I never have to endure it again.

(This post is also my 100th post on this blog, so yay!)

My back to school ritual usually included some kind of pamper routine, a good cry and an evening watching Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. School was not my favourite place in the world, I mean it wasn’t the worst but it certainly wasn’t the best. Despite the fact that I met Matt at school, I can’t really say that I took a lot away from it, apart from ya know, a few qualifications.

After taking to Twitter for some inspiration, I realised that there was a lot of things about school that you guys didn’t really like either so I thought I’d put together a post encapsulating all the bad memories from school.

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Blogs To Read: August Favourites

August Favourites

These types of posts are always my favourite to write as they’re always full of so many incredibly inspirational bloggers who motivate me to work hard each month. It was pretty hard to just choose ten favourites throughout August but I’ve just about managed to whittle it down!

Jade’s blog is the perfect place to go if you ever feel like you just need a chat with someone. Her posts are always so beautifully written and my absolute favourite post of Jade’s in August was ‘Learning to love yourself is a journey’ as it was full of such meaning and important life lessons.

It’s no secret to anyone just how much I adore Maria as she’s one of the most incredible, funny and sassy people on the Internet. I’m literally obsessed with her blog at the moment, and her Instagram always makes me want to try the quirkiest makeup looks. I adored her post all about Amsterdam as well as ‘How to grow you Instagram account’ in August.

Tiffany is one of the loveliest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting on Twitter. She’s an absolute babe who is always there for everyone and she’s been working so hard on her blog recently and it’s been really paying off. Her reviews are always so honest and well-written and some of her recipes make me want to spend the whole day baking!

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10 Things That Have Made Me Happy Recently (#1)

happy things 1

As you’re reading this I’m currently sunning myself up in Palma de Mallorca (probably actually getting burnt to a crisp) but if you follow me on Twitter you’ll know just how excited I’ve been for this holiday with Matt. We haven’t been back from Venice that long but everything has been so busy recently it’s so nice to be away just the two of us.

I’ve seen a lot of these posts floating around the Blogosphere recently and they’re some of my absolute favourites to read; I was originally inspired by Sophie’s posts as I adore reading her regular installments of happiness. I’m thinking of making these types of posts a semi regular thing so let me know if you enjoy reading it!

Here’s things that have made me really happy recently (btw, it consists of a LOT of food):

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