This is such special post for me to write. You can probably tell by the title what this post is going to be all about. I can’t believe today I’ve had my blog for a whole one year. I can honestly say I never thought I’d make it to this point. I’m not one to stick to things really, I never have been. There’s something about blogging that I just can’t get enough of.
This has changed my life.
I’m so forever grateful for all my readers, fellow bloggers, friends and family that have supported me and encouraged me right from the start. I couldn’t do this without any of you… You are an absolutely huge part of why I do this.
The other reason well I do this for me.
I do this because I honestly and genuinely absolutely love it. This never feels like work or a hardship to me. Everything that I do the hours I spend doing things for my blog are always full enjoyment… Well except scheduling tweets haha!
I’m more confident and I’m so much more happy now than I was before starting my blog. I don’t have to pretend ever here and I’m just me. This has honestly changed me for the better.
I’m so grateful for all the amazing things I get to do, going to events, working with brands and other bloggers… It really is amazing.
Just thinking back to the time I decided to start my blog right back when I first visited Brighton. My first post being Day Out In Brighton. I’ve grown so much and learnt so much since then. I want to continue to grow and to learn for hopefully many years to come.
My blog has given me a new lease of life. It’s made me realise how much I want to do and achieve and all the things I haven’t done yet. This next year I’m going to make sure I keep pushing myself to do all these things and to get me to where I want to be. I want my dreams to come true and I’m not ashamed of saying that. I’m driven enough to get there and I can’t wait for you to continue on this journey with me.
It’s never been about the numbers, the marketing or the business for me. I honestly have no clue about any of that kind of thing. To me it’s about you, me and all the positivity and happiness that comes from this.
Thank you so much for everything; Here’s to another year!
Hello you gorgeous lot!
I was lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful day in Bath this Saturday! The weather was absolutely on my side. I’d never actually visited Bath before and turns out it’s an absolutely gorgeous place. I’ll definitely be going back there soon. I enjoyed lovely day out at the theatre with the most beautiful and kind hearted people ever. It was such good day by all accounts.
I thought I’d do a OOTD post for you because not going to lie I was absolutely loving what I was wearing. Plus Bath was so pretty I couldn’t say no to a quick little photo… I also got to try out my new camera lens that I have literally fallen in love with! Gotta get that blurry background haha. I’ll include all the links to everything I’m wearing below:
– Dress – Black Floral Embroidered Mesh Overlay Dress, New Look, £27.99
– Jacket – Primark
*Alternative* Black Faux Leather Cropped Biker Jacket, Missguided, £45.00
– Shoes – Primark
*Alternative* Tia Chunky Cleated Heel Chelsea Boot, Boohoo, £25.00
I really hope you enjoyed this post! I plan on doing a lot more fashion based posts! I promise they’ll improve as I go along haha. Let me know what fashion posts or trends you’d like me to talk about or if there are any clothing brands you’d like me to try out in the comments!
Thank you for reading,
(P.S. They’ll be an extra special post tomorrow so be ready!)
Bloomin’ hell I can’t believe it’s the end of March already… It’ll be Christmas before we know it again! It’s that time again to share with you all of my music favourites from March. Out of all my music posts by far this is my favourite. March has been an amazing month for music for me anyway. I’ve done a lot of travelling this month and these songs have been getting me through the endless long train journeys! These are all all of my favourite songs from this month on my currents playlist:
Soma Kinda Wonderful by Betty Who
So Good by Zara Larrson
Come On Love by Take That
Say It (Illenium Remix) by Flume
Scared Of The Dark by Steps
Saddest Vanilla by Jess Glynne ft Emeli Sandé
Mama Say by Betty Who
Symphony by Clean Bandit ft, Zara Larasson
Giants by Take That
It Ain’t Me by Kygo ft Selena Gomez
Swalla by Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
Living Out Loud by Brooke Candy
Shout Out To My Ex by Little Mix
Big Picture by London Grammar
Rockabye (Jack Wins Remix) by Clean Bandit ft Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
Make sure you go and check out all these songs! Most of them will have you dancing and singing pretty much anywhere and everywhere. I hope you enjoy them all as much as I have been. Personal favourites from the list is Scared Of The Dark by Steps… Steps were literally my childhood and this new song is such a banger. I actually can’t wait for the Steps album haha! Zara Larsson has been my music crush this month. She’s absolutely gorgeous and her singing is phenomenal… I just can’t believe she’s the same age as me haha.
I really hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what songs you’ve been loving this month in the comments as I’m always on the look out for new music to listen too!
Thank you for reading,
So exam season is coming up or has already started for some. I remember taking both my GCSE’s & A Level’s and the whole lot of stress it came with. This post has given me chance to look back and reflect on my whole experience and think about maybe what I could’ve done differently.
I thought I’d share with you some tips and advice that I definitely needed but didn’t necessarily have or take notice too that could’ve made my experience a whole lot easier. So if you’re one of my younger readers and you’re studying for your GCSE’s and A Level’s this post is for you!
Start revision early on
I can’t stress this point enough… I learnt the hard way! As soon as you’ve learnt something new go over it when you get home. Don’t get to the month before exams and start revising everything you’ve been learning over the last two years… Because realistically that’s pretty much impossible! Always keep up to date with your revision from the word go.
Alway ask questions
If you don’t understand something or want to know more don’t be afraid… Always ask questions. No matter how stupid or silly you think the question is always ask. Trust me teachers have heard plenty of odd questions over the years. It’s better to ask and know than to not. If you don’t understand something talk to a teacher or a friend that could help.
Get enough sleep and don’t overdo it
Although you’ll have a lot of revision to do don’t overdo it and cram too much in, in one day. Don’t be revising at crazy times of the night/morning. You need enough sleep so that your brain can function properly!
Make timetables & lists
It’s always best to be organised and know what you need to do. Make a revision timetable so you know what you know what you’re going to revise on each day. Make to-do lots so you never forget the important things you need to do that day. This way you’ll have structure and you won’t get stressed over what you need to do or think you’ve forgotten.
Find a balance between school and social life
Ok so you do need to revise and do school work but don’t fall off the face of the earth. You still need a social life you just have to find that healthy balance. You’re friends will be going through the same so talk to them and plan something together. Make sure you take a break and enjoy yourself every once in a while.
Use free periods wisely
If you have free periods of study periods please use them wisely. Don’t use them as an excuse to mess around and not do anything! This is valuable time that you could be using to work.
Try and maintain a healthy diet
I bet you’re thinking what on earth has maintaining a healthy diet got to do with surviving GCSE’s and A Level’s but trust me it does. Cut all the unhealthy junk food out and I promise you’ll feel 100% better. It makes such a positive affect and I find I felt more motivated to revise etc. after adapting a healthier lifestyle.
Don’t have unreal expectations of yourself
I know this one is hard because being honest we all have expectations of ourselves. Just try not to let them overtake everything. These expectations although are natural can pile the pressure and stress on yourself. Although you will know what grade you want to get at the end of the year don’t let it hang over you. Remember that you’ll progress so much over the years!
I really hope you enjoyed this post! I really hope this will help some of you that are currently studying. I wish you all the best of luck in the world and I’m sure you will all do amazing. As long as you try your best nobody can ask anything more of you.
If you have anymore advice feel free to leave it in the comments to help someone else!
The subjects I chose for GCSE’s, German, Art, History and Graphics. My A Level subjects I chose were Health & Social Care, Art, History and Graphics. If you’re taking any of these subjects and would like more advice on any of them feel free to tweet me on Twitter and I’ll try to help you!
Thank you for reading,
I recently went to BlogConLDN at the QEII Centre organised by the lovely Scarlett from Scarlett London. I was so excited for the event I’ve previously been to Bloggers Ball but I’d missed out on Bloggers Festival so I’d been counting down the days to BlogConLDN!
Usually I go to events alone but this time I’d planned to go with my blogger friends I previously met at Bloggers Halloween Party last year! I’ll make sure to link all their blogs at the end so you can check them all out.
I got the train into London Marylebone and caught the tube to meet Loren, Nikki, Hazel & Amy over at London Euston. We then travelled over on the tube to Westminster for the event. When we arrived there were a lot more people than I had been expecting. The room the event was in was incredibly spacious though so it wasn’t cramped at all which is what I’d first been worried about.
One of the brands I particularly loved were Love Inc. I think I literally spent like 5 minutes just staring at all the Neon LED signs before I even said anything! The photo of the one above was my absolute favourite. If you want to check out ‘We Should Hang Something Cool Here’ sign check out the link here. I’ve been thinking about getting a neon LED sign for absolutely ages so it was nice to discover a new brand.
We were able to create our own flatlays at the stand as well which was super fun. There was literally everything you can imagine to use in the flatlays… Different design paper, sweets, glitter! Since the event I’ve been having a good browse of their online store. Another one of my favourite signs are the ‘Good Times’ light which you can check out here. If you’re looking for eye catching signs, beautiful candles and cute prints make sure you go show them some love!
The next brand which I already loved were Chi Chi London. I was so excited to see they were at BlogConLDN! They sell the most beautiful clothing… Like seriously there dresses are to die for! After browsing and pining a little bit over all of the gorgeous dresses on the hangers. I headed over to enter Chi Chi’s competition they were running. So Amy, Hazel and me had our photo taken and I absolutely love it. The only downfall is you can see my playsuit was too big for me haha. The legs were meant to be tight but we’ll brush over that fact! You can see a few of the gorgeous dresses below that Chi Chi bought. I’ve also included my top four dresses I’m loving off of their website at the moment.
My top four dresses from Chi Chi:
I’ve never had my hair done once by someone else and I managed to get it done twice in one day. Natural World were another of my favourite brand that were there. They offer natural and organic hair care products. If you have frizzy hair to greasy hair there is a product for you! The Natural World range includes Argon Oil, Keratin, Coconut Water and Chia Seed Oil. All of these are great for your hair.
I’m going to be trying a few products from Natural World so I’ll make sure to write a review on what I think about them soon. Plus how gorgeous is the cute little twist braid in my hair! It was perfect to get the hair off of my face because it was absolutely boiling in the venue!
The Glam App were also there and it was so interesting to meet everyone and chat about the app. The Glam App is amazing and can cater for your beauty and hair demands. They offer a range of services that they will bring to you! Which I think is a complete bonus because I mean I can’t be the only one who sometimes just doesn’t want to leave the house to go to a salon… If you live in London this will be perfect for you.
I also got some beautiful curls put in my hair and honestly I felt pretty fabulous with them in. I’ve already said I will be using The Glam App for an upcoming photoshoot for new headshots for both my makeup and my hair! I’ll make sure to include that in a new post. If you want to check out more info on the app then visit their site here.
Overall I had an amazing time at BlogConLDN! It was perfect for connecting with brands and other bloggers. Something that I always love doing! The only thing that could’ve been improved was there was little space for the talks to take place. Therefore the tables ended up too overcrowded and I couldn’t hear what the speakers were saying. Other than that though I had a great time and I can’t wait to go to another one of Scarlett’s events, she’s amazing!
I hope you enjoyed this post,
Thank you for reading,
So if you follow me on Twitter then you’ll definitely have seen I’ve been tweeting pretty much constantly about What The Butler Saw for the past week. If you have no clue what that is then quickly get yourself on google now and find out! I’ve been planning on getting out to see more theatre shows to inspire me recently. I thought I’d let you know all my thoughts and feelings of the day and what went on. It honestly was one of the best days!
I travelled around an hour to the Curve theatre in Leicester and I was meeting friends when I got to the event. I was so excited on the way! What The Butler Saw is a play that was written by Joe Orton. This year it’s been 50 years since he sadly passed away so the play was put on to celebrate the work of Leicesters own playwright directed by Nikolai Foster.
I hadn’t actually heard of the show before now and I was quite glad of that. There were mixed opinions about whether you should research the show beforehand or just go in blind. I would totally recommend going in absolutely blind. I think it made it more exciting I was literally on the edge of my seat throughout the whole show… I never wanted it to end! I had no idea what to expect and I loved it.
I don’t particularly want to give everything or anything away but it was absolutely hilarious! Although I imagine some would find controversial at times you have to go in with a light heart. Incredible and powerful performances from all involved. Catherine Russell and Rufus Hound are the combination of the perfect pairing for the Prentices. Astonishing performance from Jasper Britton who had me crying of laughter multiple times throughout the show! I honestly think no matter who you are you will enjoy this show. I would 100% recommend it… I’ve already been twice and I”m going for the third time.
I was lucky enough to meet so amazing people who I hope I will stay in contact with for a long time. Thank you to them for making me feel so much more at ease throughout the day. I was also lucky enough to meet Catherine Russell and Rufus Hound after the show.
Catherine has been an idol to me for a long time and she’s one person who keeps on inspiring me and pushing me on to become and actress. I felt extremely lucky to be able watch her in action because her acting quite frankly always takes my breath away. We all also managed to run into Rufus in the cafe after the show and he was lovely enough to stop to have a picture with us.
I would 10/10 recommend going to see the show whether you are an avid theatre goer or not. I promise you you won’t regret it! Absolutely class acting from everyone involved. The whole show is so well thought out from the set, to the props to the lighting.
If you want to go and see the show although finished in Leicester it will be showing at the Theatre Royal in Bath from 27th March – 1st April. There are both matinee and evening show tickets available still. You can purchase them HERE.
I’ll be going again to the matinee performance on 1st April.
If you’ve seen the show let me know what you thought in the comments. Also let me know what theatre shows I should go and check out if you’ve seen a particularly good one.
Thank you for reading,