15 Chick Flicks You Need To Watch On Netflix


chick flicks

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

fur baby

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!

fur baby

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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ghd IV Birthday Styler*

ghd birthday styler

Last week, the biggest moment of my “blogging career” happened when I was very kindly sent out the limited edition ghd IV birthday styler* to try. I honestly couldn’t believe it and it’s safe to say I was more than excited to try it out!

I’ve been using it for almost two weeks now and I can already say that I’m in love. It’s so incredibly easy to use, and while I’ve been lucky enough to use a number of different models of ghd in the past, the birthday styler is definitely my favourite. The gorgeous purple colour is different to any other style of ghd and it’s just absolutely beautiful! The styler was packaged in a gorgeous purple box and it was presented so beautifully.

ghd birthday styler

The birthday styler came with a heat protect spray which smells divine and has been amazing at protecting my hair when using the styler. I must admit – I’m not one for stylying my hair in the most adventurous ways but with the help of the birthday styler, I’ve definitely been persuaded to try more styles.

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Rebalancing Your Body And Mind With The Body Shop

The Body Shop

Last week, the lovely Debra┬áinvited me along to The Body Shop Rebalance Your Body and Mind event in Leeds. It was honestly such a lovely night and I’m so grateful that Debra invited me along.

We met at Leeds train station and headed straight to the venue which was at The Body Shop store in Leeds. We were greeted with a complimentary glass of prosecco (which soon turned into three glasses, oops) and a whole host of delicious canapes. The event was hosted by the lovely girls at The Body Shop, including Sophie who hosted a wonderful talk, informing us all about the newest ‘Spa of the World’ products which by the way, are INCREDIBLE.

The Body Shop

After a number of talks from various members of staff, as well as the gorgeous Em Sheldon, we were given the chance to wander around the store and try the various products. There were also members of staff on hand offering hand and back massages, using the different products to show everyone how to use them to achieve the best results.

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The Self Love Tag!

self love tag

The lovely Tiffany tagged me to do this post and I loved the sound of it so I really wanted to give it a go!

What is something that is getting you down at the moment?

Hmmm, honestly, I don’t really think that there is anything! A few months ago I felt pretty low, there was nothing in particular wrong but I felt sort of lost. Now, I’m feeling pretty amazing actually and that’s down to a lot of hard work and support from my favourite people.

What is something that makes you happy?

Matt is obviously something that makes me incredibly happy, but garlic bread, Christmas, naps and wine also make me v happy <3. Oh, and also the incredible support that I get from my gals in the blogging world, you’ve honestly made this year SO amazing so far!

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Blogs To Read: July Favourites


July was such an exciting month for me, the beginning of the month started with me exploring Venice and Rome and then there were many blogging opportunities that started to come my way. I can’t tell you all how unbelievably grateful I am for everything and all your wonderful support, so thank you so bloody much.

I wouldn’t be half as motivated to do the things I do without the inspiration from my fave blogging gals however, so today’s post is all about celebrating the wonderful girls that have influenced me in July.

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A Lazy Sunday Routine

Sunday routine

Sundays are the perfect time to unwind with a cup of tea, (or a glass of wine) have a good ol’ pamper and prepare for the week ahead.

My Sunday morning usually starts with the biggest lie in, usually until around half 10/11 ish, although sometimes it can be longer (no joke – Matt and I once slept in until 3.30pm, oops). Once we’ve awoken from the most heavenly sleep, we head downstairs for a delicious brunch consisting of bacon, eggs and tea, all served with an episode or two of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Sunday routine, brunch

As Sundays are purely designed to be as lazy as possible, I don’t usually bother to change out of my pyjamas, although I do *occasionally* make the effort to wash my face…

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A Note About Belonging In The Blogging Community

the blogging community

Last week, I tweeted about the fact that I’d managed to land myself a small writing position for a travel guide website and the amount of support that I received was UNREAL. I’ve seriously never seen such wonderful words of encouragement and congratulations and I can’t believe that hundreds of people that I’ve never even met could be so lovely and inclusive.

That’s what led me to writing today’s post. To say thank you. Thank you so much. I can’t even explain how amazing the blogging community is, and I truly feel so lucky to be a part of it.

I know there is often quite a bit of drama that circulates the Blogosphere, particularly on Twitter, but I honestly have to say that I’ve never experienced anything negative from my time here. All I ever get is the loveliest girls offering advice, words of encouragement and the most genuine comments I’ve ever had. If you saw my Facebook post, you’ll know that I had a bit of a *thing* with my IRL friends who I don’t speak to anymore, but since being involved in the blogging community I’ve never felt more included and loved.

I know this is getting *quite* soppy but I just had to document just how bloody grateful I am to each and every single person who reads my blog. To the people who leave comments or even just like one of my tweets; it genuinely makes me so bloody happy. There’s always this stigma in blogging regarding the ‘numbers game’ and it’s definitely not about that for me, but the community that I’m surounding myself with makes me feel like the luckiest person in the world.

I can’t even begin to list the amount of incredible people that I’ve come to know because of blogging, because there’s literally so many. These girls are people that I talk to and engage with every single day, simply because they make my day a little bit brighter. I know if I have a burning question about the latest GOT theory, I can turn to Twitter. Or if I ask for the best foundation recommendation, I know I can turn to my favourite beauty bloggers for the best advice around.

Blogging can often be perceived to be seperated into cliques and cliches but I honestly haven’t experienced anything but inclusiveness and positivity. I’ve gained an overwhelming amount of confidence since I started blogging, but that’s a whole other post for another time!

I’m so lucky that if I ever post a selfie to Instagram, I know that there will be an abundance of beautiful girls offering their compliments and while this could be perceived to be shallow, it’s actually an incredible confidence boost. To know that these people, who are effectively strangers, are being so nice and welcoming, it really warms my heart.

I’m also lucky enough that whenever I scroll through Instagram or Twitter, I know I’ll be greeted with the most wonderful and inspiring content from the girls that I admire the most. I can’t believe how much I learn from these girls, and how much they lift me up and inspire me each and every day. As I previously mentioned, I couldn’t even begin to list my favourite bloggers because we’d be here until next year, but I’m sure you know who you are.

So, it’s to the girls (and the occassional boy) that I say thank you. Thank you ever so much for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful community. Thank you for continuing to inspire me and thank you for always, always being there.

You guys are bloody awesome.

What are your favourite things about the blogging community? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.