December 2017 Gratitude List

Woah, hang on a second, something is a little different here! It's true, normally I post my gratitude lists at the beginning of each month, talki…
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A Ramble About 2017 and Looking Ahead To 2018

I was taking a look at the posts I did last December to get an idea of the kind of things I wanted to do this month, and I did two separate posts - A…
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Selection Box Bark

It's December 25th and you all know what that means... it's bloomin' Christmas!! I hope you're all having an absolutely wonderful day…
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Orange and Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Shortbread is one of the easiest things on the planet to make and one of the best things about it is that it can be tweaked to fit any occasion. It&#…
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New Technic Cosmetics Products* - First Impressions

I feel like there have been so many amazing makeup releases recently that I just can't keep up! Every day, I'm seeing new bits and bobs all o…
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Chocolate Rudolph Cupcakes

Something that I do before planning any of my seasonal bakes is browse through Pinterest. I like to generate some ideas and maybe take inspiration fr…
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3 Easy Christmas DIYs

I know that I'm not the only one when I say that Christmas is the best time for crafting. There's just so much inspiration out there and so m…
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An Evening at Lane7 Middlesbrough*

For me, bowling was something that was associated with being a kid. We'd go to the big bowling alleys for birthdays and have plastic cups filled …
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Christmas Sausage Rolls

You guys all know that I love baking a sweet treat or two, but I bet you didn't guess that I was going to make something savoury as part of my C…
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5 Punky Pins Black Friday Purchases

When I was younger, I was the type of person to be totally against Black Friday. I'd say 'it's an American tradition that's only abou…
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November 2017 Gratitude List

It feels kind of crazy to me that October absolutely dragged on because November was the complete opposite! It went by so quickly that I actually str…
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Billionaire's Shortbread Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

I don't think I'm alone when I say that one of the highlights for me on the run up to Christmas is the special hot drinks that get released. …
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My 5 Nail Polish Picks For Autumn/Winter

I know this is a stereotypical thing to say, but autumn and winter are the best time for colours. All the shops are filled with clothes and makeup in…
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Boozy Baileys Christmas Brownies

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times - I bloomin' love brownies. They don't just taste good, but they can also be tail…
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My 'Baking The Logo' Cupcakes

It feels like forever since I've done a baking post (and yes, the Christmas ones will be coming soon), but today's is a little bit different …
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MAC's Snowball Face Bag First Impressions

I love Christmas and I've tried to hold off doing any Christmassy posts for as long as possible, but I feel like the middle of November is an acc…
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Re-Claiming My Self Confidence

This is a post that I hadn't planned to write, but it's about something that's been on my mind lately. I'll be honest, this might be …
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir* And A Chat About Influenster

It has been a heck of a long time since I did any beauty-related posts on here. In fact, the last time I did one was back in September, which is too …
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My TBR List #1

It's no secret that I love to read and I have done since I was young. I used to get through so many books a month and I always carried one with m…
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October 2017 Gratitude List

Wow, I think for once I can open a gratitude list by saying that the month didn't go quickly for me. In fact, I think October has been the slowes…
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Trick or Treat Cupcakes

Happy Halloween everybody! I hope that your day is filled with good fun, scares and laughter. It's a little bit of a bittersweet day for me becau…
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Aaru by David Meredith*

Yes, I'm finally posting another book review. It feels like a lifetime since my last one and, sadly, that book in particular didn't really hi…
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What We Ate In Disneyland Paris

We're interrupting our regular Halloween programming to bring you this special post. Yes, it's finally time for me to tell you all about the …
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Toil and Trouble Cauldron Cupcakes

Would it even be my blog if I didn't do cupcakes for Halloween? Before I planned all of my Halloween bakes, I spent a bit of time on Pinterest to…
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A Frighteningly Good Time At The Scream Factory

One thing I've never done in my life is go on a Halloween or haunted house walk. Why? Because I'm a huge scaredy cat that's frightened of…
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Bone Box Brownies

Brownies are one of those things that are perfect all year round and, most of the time, they can be customised to suit the occasion! If you've be…
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Spiced Latte Pumpkins

If anyone is lucky enough to live near a Homesense, you need to get yourself there right now! Their selection of Halloween bits and bobs is just amaz…
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Bistrot Pierre's Middlesbrough Media Event

One thing I love about living in Middlesbrough is the ever-changing food and shopping scene. It seems like there's a new shopping quarter being o…
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Chocolate Sugar Spookies - Halloween Baking With Kids

It's officially my favourite time of the year - Halloween season! When I was young, I wasn't too fussed on Halloween, but now that I'm ol…
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Halloween Fairy Light Hacks with Festive Lights

I don't know if everyone feels the same as me, but I get really excited about interiors at this time of the year. First of all, there's all …
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September 2017 Gratitude List

Oh my goodness me, I have been practically tearing my hair out all month because I've wanted to write this post. But finally, the day is here. My…
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Disneyland Paris Haul - September 2017

Eeeeek, I'm so so excited that I'm finally putting this post up! I really wanted all my photo posts to go live first and then for my haul and…
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Disneyland Paris September 2017 Photo Diary - Part 3

Woohoo, finally we're on to my favourite batch of the photos - the ones that actually feature a bit of a blue sky! This is my final Disneyland Pa…
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Veil's Beauty Event with the North East Makeup Academy

Beauty events are some of my absolute favourites to attend. There's something so great about being in a room that's filled with like-minded p…
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Toffee Apple Squares

Because I wasn't bombarded with 'IT'S NOT AUTUMN' messages after I published my spiced pear crumble recipe a couple of weeks back, I …
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Disneyland Paris September 2017 Photo Diary - Part 2

If you've taken a look at my previous Disneyland Paris photo diary post, you'll know that I was there for a few days and had a butt ton of ph…
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Paper Craze Stationery Haul*

There are two types of people in this world - the people that aren't too bothered about stationery and all the different types, and those that ar…
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Disneyland Paris September 2017 Photo Diary - Part 1

It's such a weird feeling when you've had a holiday booked for months, then it comes to the day before you and it doesn't quite feel real…
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Spiced Pear Crumble

While I'm not 100% certain when autumn is officially here, we're in September now, so in my mind, I can start sharing more autumnal bakes! I …
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The Body Shop Haul

I'm a sucker for The Body Shop, through and through. They release a new product, I'm lapping up every single review and photo I can. They sen…
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August 2017 Gratitude List

Listen, I could be really sneaky and make up some lie about how J snapped this picture of me as I looked down, being all candid and whatnot, but I ac…
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5 Of My Favourite Book To Film & TV Adaptations #AD

During my time at University as an English student, I felt this sort of unspoken pressure to enjoy books more than their TV or film adaptations. I…
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3 University Accommodation Decor Ideas with Printiki*

It's such an exciting time of the year right now, as people all over the world are preparing to head off to University. As it's been over a y…
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Raspberry Bakewell Slices

My mum is the type of person that loves making jam. Seriously, every time I'm at hers, she's either in the middle of making some or wants to …
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The Easiest Brush Cleaner I've Used*

Having to clean your brushes - one of the things that strikes fear and dread into the hearts of all beauty lovers everywhere. It can feel like such a…
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Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland

I'm finally doing another book review! They're actually one of my favourite posts to write, but things have been a bit busy for me, so I have…
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Neapolitan Loaf Cake

While I am super excited for autumn and all the great things it brings along with it (spicy flavours, crunchy leaves, darker nights, thick jumpers - …
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Beating Procrastination With Monarch Airlines

If you've read my post about balancing work, volunteering and blogging, then you'll know that I am someone that likes to get stuff done. I li…
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Summer Cocktails With Durham Distillery*

While it may not feel like it all the time, we are right in the middle of summer here in England. Yes, we have those gloomy grey days that we're …
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The Best Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'll let you in on a secret. This post has been sitting in my drafts for well over a year now, but I absolutely hated the photo I originally took…
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