The Good in 2016

31 December 2016

2016 has been a hard year for a lot of people. It seems like we've had just had shit thrown at us from all angles. Personally the beginning of the year was a tough one for me. I struggled massively with my physical health as well as my depression and it felt like I was never gonna crawl out of that hole. But I did and there have been good times. It's so important that we cherish the good and make the best of a shitty situation. So here are some of the good things that have happened in 2016 for me
The Good in 2016

December 2016 Favourites

28 December 2016

December went so fast. I swear I barely stopped. I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and got to enjoy time with the people they love and eat all the delicious food. I definitely ate more than enough food. I'm sad that it's all over for another year but I am so excited to beast 2017 and really work hard on my blog. I am looking forward to improving my photography (ordering lighting asap) and being more consistent with my content. Anyway here are the products I was loving this month 

December 2016 Favourites

7th Heaven Giveaway

23 December 2016

I was recently contacted by the lovely people at 7th Heaven asking me if I wanted to do a lil giveaway for 3 lucky readers. Just a little something to pamper yourself with after the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Obviously I accepted as I love to treat you guys. 

7th Heaven Giveaway

Cold Shoulder Jumper

20 December 2016

So these photos have been sat in a file waiting to be edited for agess. I kinda lost my confidence with outfit photos after enjoying my first one so much. I've been having a massive wobble with my body confidence recently and I just don't feel good in anything so I just stick to my trusty hoodie and leggings because I might as well be comfy right? I want to lose a bit more weight but I also want to love my body because weight does not define beauty. Therefore after hating the majority of the photos my dad took for me I decided to pick some and get this post up anyway. My dad is such a weirdo that I always end up laughing all the way through the photos so there is no serious fashion blogger poses here. Just me laughing my head off and rocking that double chin.

Matalan cold shoulder ribbed top

Favourite Christmas Films

16 December 2016

Everyone and their Grandma is uploading their fave christmassy films. You can never have enough film recommendations and I love seeing which ones are the most popular so I thought I'd add my choices. Watching films is one of my favourite things to do and it's something I can actually do when my body is being super crappy. I own so many DVDs I have to keep getting my Dad to build me more shelves. So here are my fave christmas choices

Favourite Christmas Films

The Body Shop Skincare

14 December 2016

I've never really tried any of The Body Shops skincares offerings. Of course I adore their body butters and shower gels. The white musk perfume was the scent of some of my high school years. The mango body spray reminds me of summer. But for some reason I have never ventured into their skincare. 

The Body Shop Skincare

Gooey Chocolate Brownies

12 December 2016

I love baking but I don't get to do it very often. Is there anything better than warm gooey brownies fresh out the oven? Nope, didn't think so. I made a batch (or two) of brownies the other week and they were heaven. My house smelt incredible and my taste buds have never been so happy. Eating brownie mixture for breakfast was probably not my best idea. Pretty damn delicious idea though. I'm not sure where I originally got this recipe from but it is my go to for brownies

Gooey Chocolate Brownies

Maisons du Monde Wishlist

7 December 2016

When I was in France 2 weeks ago (I think that's when I was there) I discovered a shop that was a bloggers dream. I fell in love with the pastel and rose gold gorgeousness (I posted this instagram pic) but they had a section for every colour scheme. I honestly could have spent a fortune in that shop. Stupidly I only bought some Christmas decorations. They are the most gorgeous glass baubles I have ever seen though so that makes up for the lack of other purchases. I could not stop thinking about some pink & grey coffee cups I saw there so I decided to see if I could find them online. I found the shop and I have never been so excited to discover a shop has a UK site. Unfortunately I couldn't find the cups I have fallen in love with but there is still plenty more I want so I decided to make a wishlist. 
maisons du monde wishlist

Dose Of Colors Nudes

5 December 2016

I am a huuuge fan of matte liquid lipsticks. It's safe to say that's pretty much all I wear. I am also a massive fan of Dose of Colors. My twin Sarah was the one to get me hooked on these by encouraging me to make my first order. She's such an enabler. I recently made another order and I think I've fallen even more in love

Dose Of Colors

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

2 December 2016

In my Lancome mascara post I mentioned that this smashbox offering had taken top spot. I picked this up when I treated myself to the Boots Star gift and it was love at first swipe. I'd never tried anything from smashbox before but after that box I want it all.

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
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