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)

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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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The Beauty Blogger Tag

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While I wouldn’t necessarily brand myself as a ‘beauty blogger’, I was thrilled when Kimmiee tagged me in this! All things beauty, makeup and skincare related are a definite passion of mine so I’m excited to be taking part in this tag!

The rules are as follows:

  1. Thank the blogger who tagged you
  2. Answer the questions they asked
  3. Tag five bloggers
  4. Ask them 15 questions
  5. Let them know they’ve been tagged

So here are my answers!

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13 Fun And Unique Places To Go On A Date In Yorkshire*

Date

If you follow me on literally any social media channel, you’ll know that date night is one of my absolute favourite things EVER. I love getting to spend that quality time with Matt, because even though we live together, it’s still lovely to dedicate a specific ‘date’ to enjoy spending quality time with each other. I’ve written a few posts in the past about date night ideas but today’s post is specifically about the things that you can you do in Yorkshire for a more fun and unique date day/night.

Whether you’re currently in a relationship and need some date night inspo, or you’re looking for somewhere to take your next suitor that you met on the Yorkshire dating site; this post is for you!

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5 Base Products I’m Loving At The Moment

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It feels like I’ve been trying to get my makeup look just the way I want it for ages, and while it’s still not 100% perfect I feel more confident than ever with the way my makeup has been turning out. With the help of these five base products (and of course, my trusty UD Naked Heat Palette) I’m finally on my way to achieving the perfect look.

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How To Stay Safe When Driving In The Rain*

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while now you may have seen my post way back in February about the fact that I had been driving for one year. It’s now been 18 months since I’ve passed my test and in that time I’ve had my fair share of driving experiences, (hitting a wall, accidentally hitting a man on a bike, driving on the motoway…) but I’d like to think that I’m now a better driver than ever because of those experiences.

One thing that I still dislike about driving however, is driving in the rain. I know most people don’t particular like driving in the rain, but I really bloody hate it. I’ll always do it, because I never like to let fear stop me from doing things but it’s deffo not my favourite thing in the world. But, I live in England, and with the UK experiencing up to 156 days of rainfall a year, it ‘s clear to see why we all have to become accustomed to driving in the rain.

That’s not to say that it doesn’t come without its dangers though, so today I wanted to write a post encouraging you all to take more care when driving in the rain.

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15 Chick Flicks You Need To Watch On Netflix

 

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It’s no secret that I’m an incredibly girly-girl, which is obviously why chick flicks and rom-coms are my favourite films. Chick flicks are my favourite type of movie to watch either on my own or with the girls over a glass (or three) of prosecco; watching them with Matt just isn’t the same – sorry Matt!

In today’s post I want to introduce you to my all-time fave chick flicks that can be found on Netflix so you’ll never have a dull Friday night in again! While some of the best chick flicks of all-time have somehow been cast aside by Netflix, (what happened to Dirty Dancing, Bridesmaids, A Cinderella Story, Mean Girls, The Notebook, and one of my all-time faves: 10 Things I Hate About You?!) there’s still plenty of girly goodness to choose from.

1. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

This is literally THE definitive teenager chick flick. I used to watch this religiously the day before we went back to school after the holidays. There’s something about Georgia that literally every girl can relate to at some stage; whether it’s not being happy with her appearance, trying to impress ‘The Boy’ or attempting to stand up to the school bully, this movie is definitely one of my all-time fave chick flicks.

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Two Products To Try From The Ordinary

The Ordinary

It seems like everyone and their mum has been writing, talking and raving about the new budget skincare on the block: The Ordinary. The Ordinary is one of the many brands that falls under the Deciem umbrella, and with everyone in the Blogosphere talking about this coveted brand, I thought I’d give it a whirl.

I only picked up two products from The Ordinary at first, as I was a little apprehensive; could these products really be as good as everyone was claiming?!

I decided to pick up the Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution and the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA after reading many wonderful reviews about them. I love the simplicity of the packaging and the names of the products, as The Ordinary is truly intent on creating great products at affordable prices, without all the flamboyancy.

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Afternoon Tea At Patisserie Valerie: Places To Eat In York

Patisserie Valerie

Every month, my grandma and I head out somewhere nice for food and a catch up. It’s so lovely to spend some alone time with grandma, especially as she has eight grandchildren, and with me being the eldest, it can sometimes be difficult to spend that quality time with her.

Last week, we headed to Patisserie Valerie at York Designer Outlet for afternoon tea. Afternoon tea is actually one of my favourite things ever – in fact, it’s my dream to own my own afternoon tea shop when I retire – so naturally I was delighted when my grandma suggested we go there for something yummy to eat.

Patisserie Valerie

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Our Little Fur Baby

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This adorable little thing is Poppy, and I thought it was about time that I formally introduced her to you all on my blog!

She’s roughly ten weeks old and she’s literally the most gorgeous thing in the world. I have to admit something – I’ve never been a huge fan of animals; I know, I’m terrible!

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BUT, since getting Poppy I’ve completely fallen for her and I’m literally obsessed. She’s the cutest thing in the world and she’s so much fun. It’s actually a pretty amazing story how we got Poppy; she was part of a litter from Matt’s sister’s cat but unfortunately she was the runt of the litter and she was struggling to survive. So much so, she actually died until Matt’s mum brought her back to life and saved this beautiful kitty!

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