Thursday, 16 April 2015

Liberty Flowers and Camellia's Tea House



Last week my family and I went to London for a few days for my sister's birthday. It was so nice to have a bit of a break from being hunched over the computer, typing up my final major project! The last few times I've visited London have been for blogging events or uni trips, so it was lovely to play tourist and spend some time shopping and sightseeing. Although it's only a few hours away and I've been hundreds of times, I always feel like there's so many things left for me to see and do there. Being the Easter holidays it was stupidly busy but the weather was gorgeous which made up for it!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Stokesay



Just taking a quick break from uni work to share a few photographs I took last week. These are from Stokesay Castle in Shropshire - It's so beautiful yet slightly eerie at the same time, don't you think? The weather was amazing so we spent the afternoon wandering the gardens before heading to the tea rooms (naturally). I let myself go a bit over Easter however so no cake for me at the minute... 

Sunday, 22 March 2015

The Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book



I received The Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book as a Christmas present last year, along with a pack of super soft Staedtler colouring pencils. As you can see, I have thoroughly enjoyed re-living my childhood and prettying up it's pages. Yes, I'm nearly 24 and no, I'm not crazy - just hear me out! I first stumbled across the idea of adult colouring books (sounds explicit doesn't it? Ha!) over on Sophia's blog. She spoke about how colouring really helped soothe her and reduce any feelings of anxiety. I thought it sounded so therapeutic, so I popped The Secret Garden on my festive wish list. Come New Years Eve I was sat at the kitchen table with my iTunes library on in the background, colouring away without a care in the world. Wild, no?

Friday, 13 March 2015

Sunday



Last Sunday my housemates and I visited New Forest to take a walk along the coast. I thought I'd share a few photographs I took - being from the Midlands, I'd never visited before so it was nice to take a day off from uni work to get some exercise! After a long wander along the harbor wall, we drove over to Lyndhurst to grab some lunch. It's the prettiest little village with lots of cute cafes and whimsical boutiques - perfect for if you're an old woman at heart like I am. I wish I'd taken some photos to show you (unfortunately my camera battery died ... grrr). 

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Enhancing Natural Beauty



I watched a video on Lauren's Curtis' channel a few weeks back where she spoke about removing make-up in front of boys. From what I gathered from the comments, it proved to be a bit controversial. However, I for one definitely agree that it can be nerve-wracking going bare-faced in front of a new boyfriend, and thought she gave great advice. Of course, it goes without saying that whoever you're with should think you're beautiful with and without makeup, but a lot of the time us girls feel more confident with a little something on our faces.