Saturday, 31 December 2016

SETTING GOALS FOR 2017

Happy New Years Eve! We are so close to having completed another year and boy has this year sped by.
I am one of those people who set themselves New Years Resolutions. I love the whole 'New Years, New Me' ideology as it allows me to start from a clean slate and we all love a clean slate, don't we?
This year I have set myself  what I hope are achievable goals. However, one thing I love doing before setting myself new year resolutions is to look back on my goals from last year, which you can read about here.


I have achieved most of my goals such as revising, going to a different country and even loosing some weight! Some I have partially completed such as, reading the Harry Potter Series (I've read two), I've saved up a few pounds, read 17 books as opposed to 35 AND have expanded my blog a bit.

Now it's time for my 2017 goals:
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Thursday, 29 December 2016

BULLET JOURNAL WISHLIST FOR 2017

2017 is nearly upon us and thus a new bullet journal is waiting to be filled. If you don't know what Bullet Journalling is, you can check out my post here to know all about it. In short, it's just a personal sort of journalling but in a form of to-do lists. You've already seen my 2016 bullet journal flip through so I thought I would show you what I want to accompany my bujo in 2017. 

PITT ARTIST(FABER CASTELL) BRUSH PENS (£11.41) | PACK OF 100 GEL PENS (NO REPEATS) (£18.99) | ME AND MY BIG IDEAS 365 PLANNER STICKERS (£6.76)
WASHI MASKING TAPE SET (£7.99) | LARGE PENCIL CASE (£10.99) | LEUCHTTURM 1917 PEN LOOP (£2.99)
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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

BULLET JOURNAL FLIP THROUGH 2016

2016 is over! With the year coming to completion, my bullet journal is too. To mark the end of the year, I though it was only fair to show you guys a complete flip through of my first ever bullet journal.
I started this journal in April and cannot believe I have stuck to it for so long. I honestly cannot see myself without one any time soon as it has completely helped to organise my life.
You have seen some of my bullet journal already as I have posted one flip through that spanned the first couple months and I have also filmed and written some 'plan with mes.' So without further a do I will show you the video and some pictures, which will be below the video.
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Monday, 26 December 2016

FIVE GOOD THINGS FROM 2016

First of, let me start by saying Merry Christmas! I hope you had an awesome day and ate till your hearts content.

2016, the year that most of the world wants to forget. With many things occurring globally that we rather wouldn't, I'm going to try and look on the bright side of what is undoubtedly quite a crap year so I am going to pick out Five Good Things that Happened in 2016. Bearing in mind I don't have an extensive list of 'good things that happened to Georgia in 2016,' so coming up with this list is going to be difficult.

1) I GOT INTO UNI
Yes, I did get into university last year but this year meant a but more to me because I really did try and I accept that the university I am at now is probably where I am meant to be.
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Saturday, 17 December 2016

UNDER £10 STOCKING FILLER GIFT GUIDE: FOR HIM

Hello guys, it's nearly a week till the big day! I am so excited for it. For today's post we're talking all about stocking filler gift ideas for him, all under £10. This was so hard to do, by the way, who knew shopping for boys is so hard? Alas, I still did it and came up with a few gems that will be a perfect stocking filler/ gift.

TOUCH SCREEN GLOVES (£6.99) | X RAY SOCKS (£3.99) | POO EMOJI CUSHION (£2.79) | SUICIDE SQUAD DVD (£9.99) | BOOHOO BOBBLE HAT (£6.00)
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Monday, 12 December 2016

THE CARD GALLERY: REVIEW

Ever since I was small and the school helpers used to come round with cards for everyone, I have loved receiving Christmas cards. I remember my mum used to stick them up all over a wall in our kitchen and it looked so beautiful.
Giving Christmas cards now has become less frequent as our generation is growing as they just don't seem to be very sentimental.... until The Card Gallery.
The Card Gallery offers personalised cards* for 90p each, with 10p from each card going to three charities: Macmillan Cancer Support, Dogs Trust and Acorns Children's Hospice.  Not only does this mean that you are giving to charity this Christmas, you are also giving personalised cards.
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Thursday, 8 December 2016

UNDER £10 STOCKING FILLER GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

Hey guys, welcome to my third Christmas Gift Guide of this year! I've done two other gift guides: 'student gift guide for her' and 'student gift guide for him.' In this edition I'll be showing you 10 under £10 stocking filler gifts that you can get for someone to put in their stocking or even as a Secret Santa present!

TOP ROW: FLUFFY CAT SOCKS/ SLIPPERS (£9.99) | JACK WILLS PASSPORT HOLDER (£9.50) | SILVER DIAMANTE HEART FAIRY LIGHTS (£8.99) | BURT'S BEES CITRUS AND GINGER ROOT BODY WASH (£6.66) | DECORATIVE ELEPHANT PILLOW (£2.71)
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Saturday, 3 December 2016

PASSENGER AT THE BRIGHTON DOME

In a month that saw Brighton battered with Storm Angus and what seems like endless torrential rain and cold, Passenger playing at the Brighton Dome was all that was needed to warm me up.
Having never been to the Dome before, I was pleasantly surprised at how classy and big it was; it even has a mezzanine!
Opening Passenger was Gregory Alan Isakov, from Colarado, USA. The crowd, including myself, absolutely loved him. With a husky voice that melted everyone’s core, Isakov sung himself through a half an hour set with just his guitar and to be honest, that was all he needed. Granted, not many people were there to witness Isakov but those who did, like myself, will forever remember his voice and go see him when he comes back to the UK with his band next year. Telling jokes half way through, his accent was on par with his singing. Singing about love, loss and his travels Isakov was a perfect opening act for Passenger.
As soon as the half hour interval was over between Isakov and Passenger, the Dome was thriving with people eagerly anticipating this amazing headliner. The audience ranged from children to older adults. This was very surprising as you would imagine Passenger to have a bunch of teenage girls in his audience but I was actually sitting next to a big group of beer drinking lads and behind a middle-aged couple who danced to every single number.
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Friday, 2 December 2016

DECEMBER BULLET JOURNAL SET UP AND PLAN WITH ME

Hello everyone, for Blogmas Day 2 I am letting you in on my Bullet Journal. Today's sneak peak is going to be my December Set Up. Since it is Christmas this month's theme is very red and well, Christmassy. 

For my December memory page I thought to not go with the classic Christmas tree/ snowman and instead go with a bauble, which I never hardly draw.
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Thursday, 1 December 2016

THE DIABOLIC BY C J KINCAID REVIEW

WELCOME TO BLOGMAS! I for one cannot believe it's already December; it feels like yesterday that I was participating in blogmas last year!

Whilst travelling between university and home on the train, The Diabolic was a perfect book to read on the those cold lonesome journeys.

Diabolics are man made humanoid killing machines. Set in a dystopia version of space, each elite human has a Diabolic. Nemesis is a Diabolic and she is unconditionally bonded to Sidonia Impyrean and she will guard her with her life and protect her till her last breath.
When Sidonia's father angers the Emperor, Sidonia is summoned to what only can be inferred to as her death. Sidonia's parents send Nemesis in her place. The problem is, Nemesis is a Diabolic and Diabolics were ordered to all be executed by the Emperor himself.
Nemesis is therefore thrown into a world where she is pretending to be someone she isn't. She is torn between being who she is and who she may be. Does she have a soul? Is she more human than she thinks? Well, you'll have to read it and see.

The Diabolic explores the craziness of politics (very similar to the goings on in the world now), gender equality and a little bit of space.

Overall, The Diabolic is a lovely book and I sped through it in just two one and a half hour train journeys. The book is perfect for a teenage audience and I cannot wait to read more C.J. Kincaid.

Have you read The Diabolic? What did you think of it?

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Sunday, 13 November 2016

THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM: STUDENT EDITION

Hello everyone and welcome to the second instellment in my 'Christmas Guft Guide' series. This section is all about students. I've done the 'For Her' edition and now it's time for 'For Him.' I've packed this guide with things that student boys defnitely want and need, even if they don't know it...

PACO ROBANNE 1 MILLION AFTERSHAVE (£32) | SLIM FIT BOXERS (£15) | VANS WALLET (£15) | ASOS CHRISTMAS SOCKS (£6) | BICYCLE PLAYING CARDS (£7.48) | BRITA WATER BOTTLE (£9.99) | FLANNEL PAJAMA BOTTOMS (£23)
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Sunday, 6 November 2016

THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR HER: STUDENT EDITION

Welcome to the first edition in this year's Christmas Gift Guides. I thought I'd start of with the student edition as I myself am a student and know exactly what we need. I decided to separate the gift guides into for him and for her purely because we do need different things.... trust me. I also made sure to put in items that span a price range from £7-40.

ASOS MI- PAC BACKPACK £40 | BABYLISS BLOW DRYER £36.99 | THE HUNGRY STUDENT COOKBOOK £7.99 | BRITA TRAVEL WATER BOTTLE £10.00 | REINDEER HOT WATER BOTTLE £7.20 | SET OF THREE PHOTO FRAMES £8.40 | YANKEE CANDLES £8.99 | FAIRY LIGHTS £8.99

As we approach Christmas, the weather tends to become much colder so the hot water bottle is perfect for the times when student'd refuse to put on the heating. A blow dryer is a must for a student who doesn't have one, especially if you're running late to a lecture or it's just too cold to walk around the house with wet hair.
Fairy lights, candles and photo frames will make a student's room much more homely and cosy and will be a great present.

I hope you loved this gift guide! Next up: The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Him: Student Edition

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Sunday, 30 October 2016

NOVEMBER PLAN WITH ME

It's the month that's one month away from Christmas, so it's November. The start of a new month signifies a new bullet journal: plan with me. This month's edition: November. 

For November, I've changed some things up a bit, which you will see from my flip through at the end of the year and a little preview in this post, too. For this month, I have chosen to do my theme in purple.
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

WHAT IT'S LIKE LIVING WITH STRANGERS FOR A WEEK | UNI#2

Quick little disclaimer, this was written on 19/09, I just haven't gotten round to posting it until now (nearly a month later!)

So today, 19/09, marks one week of living away from home and it has been weird, to say the least. As you know, I have moved away to University and I actually moved away really early as my uni doesn't start till the 26th. This is because I'm living in a house instead of halls, which I am extremely bummed about but tenancy obviously starts much earlier on. Thus, I have been living with four other complete strangers for a week.

The difference from living in a house to living in halls is that in halls you are surrounded by all different types of people all the time. However, in a house I've pretty much been secluded to my housemates 24/7. Luckily, I have some of my close friends down the road but it has still been hard as I believe we all just need a bit of space from eachother as it takes time to adjust to everyone else's way of doing things and their habits.
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Sunday, 9 October 2016

AUTUMN/ WINTER TBR

Hey guys, welcome to yet another book post- aren't you pleased? Today's post is all about the books I want to read this Autumn/ Winter, that will take me to the end of the year. I have no idea how much time I am going to have this term so I picked the bare minimum number of books aka seven books. 
The books I have chosen are all pretty Autumny/ Wintery (yes I am making these into words) and I am genuinely excited to read all seven of these.

1-3) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban and HP and the Goblet of Fire.
I plan to read a book per month. So this month I need to finish Chamber of Secrets and then I'll finish the third one in November and then the fourth one in December. It's going to be my first time reading all of these so I am very excited for them.

4) Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
I have read both books in Maas' second series called A Court of Thorns and Roses so it's only natural I read Throne of Glass as I know how beloved this series is. Also, Mass' writing style is amazing so I don't think I won't like this book.

5) My True Love Gave To Me by Stephanie Perkins
This books is a collection of short stories from various authors (edited by Stephanie Perkins) that takes place around Christmas time. I bought this last year but didn't finish it and so this year I am going to make it my mission to read a story every night leading up to Christmas.

6) The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
This book screams Halloween to me and I've never read a Neil Gaiman books before so hopefully I will like this one.

7) City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
I think it's about time I continued on with this series and finally read the fourth installment in Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter world!

Hopefully I will read all of these books by the end of 2016; it's not as if it is not doable. If I read an average of two books per month I can definitely achieve this TBR.

What's on your Autumn/ Winter TBR?

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Saturday, 1 October 2016

OCTOBER PLAN WITH ME

Hello guys, happy October! I know I say this every month but I cannot believe yet another month has passed and passed so quickly. I absolutely love Autumn (and here's why you should too) so i am so pleased October is here. As I did for September, I am going to be posting an October Plan With Me today.
I've tried to vary my weekly spreads this month in my bullet journal as you can see from some of my YouTube videos and again, I've added a memories title page and also kept with a colour theme. This months colour theme is going to be light orange and dark orange, in honour of Autumn leaves and Halloween.
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

LIFE CHANGED FOREVER | UNI #1

I'm just going to come out and say it: I GOT INTO UNIVERSITY!
This past year, after receiving disappointing A Level results I decided to take a gap year and try to improve my grades! Despite my A levels not improving by much, I am really happy with them and the university that I am going to.

I am so excited to start this new chapter of my life that i worked so independently and incredibly hard for. I am just happy that A levels are over with! Eventhough I didn't get into the university I wanted, I've come to believe that 'whatever will be, will be,' so I am attempting to accept things now for what they are and not stress about every little thing.

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

BOOKS I AM TAKING TO UNIVERSITY!

Hello everyone! As you're reading this, I am currently already at university (as you know from my previous post) and to university, I brought a bunch of books... 26 to be precise. I love watching videos like this so I thought I would make a post and a video about it. So without further ado, let me satisfy your nosey needs and show you what books I am taking to university.

1) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J K Rowling
2) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling
3) We are all Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
4) Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
5) Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
6) The Diviners by Libba Bray
7) The Lumanaries by Eleanor Catton
8) More Than This by Patrick Ness
9) The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simmons
10) Legend by Marie Lu
11) Prodigy by Marie Lu
12) Champion by Marie Lu
13) Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
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Sunday, 11 September 2016

SEPTEMBER BOOK HAUL!

We all love a good book haul, don't we? There's nothing like sitting down with a cup of tea and reading/ watching about new books; it's like being in a virtual coffee shop! In September I bought a few books (compared to what I normally buy.) Now just three days away from moving to university, I'm buying new books to take with me, as opposed to taking the many I already have. But hey ho, new books are new books. So let's role on with my September book haul...

'We Are All Made of Molecules' by Susin Nielsen
I'm a Chemistry student so there was no way I wasn't going to get this book! I believe it's a contemporary books about a girl and boy who meet and have a relationship (unique, i know.) I'm kidding, it's actually more interesting than that. The book is about Stewart and Ashley. Stewart's dad and Stewart are moving in with Ashley and her mum. The house is prettty awkward  and apparently it's about to get even weirder.

'Elantris' by Brandon Sanderson
I finally have a B. Sanderson physical book but omg it sticks of cigarettes and is basically falling apart but i still have one! Elantris is in another Sanderson world. Elantris, Arelon. As Elantris starts to rot a Princess arrives called Sarene, who is betrothed to Raoden but Raoden is dead but Sarene still wants to fight for the freedom of others but theres magic forces in play.

Now moving on to the books my brother gave me. I can't believe he even had books since he never reads anything.
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Friday, 9 September 2016

BULLET JOURNAL FLIP THROUGH #1

Hello guys! Welcome to my first Bullet Journal Flip Through! I started my bullet journal in April 2016 so I am definitely not an expert! I absolutely love watching flip throughs and looking into other people's journals (yes, i am nosey.) I though it was therefore only fair for me to show you guys what's inside mine!

My bullet journal has changed drastically in the last few months. My monthly, daily and weekly spreads have changed so much, its like looking at a different bullet journal!
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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

NETFLIX SHOWS TO GIVE A GO!

Apart from working and going on a holiday for a week this summer, I have spent hte majority of my time binge watching certain shows on Netflix. Honestly, Netflix has been my saving grace from boredom this summer and I just can't believe how much I love Netflix now.

I've done a bunch of these posts before, so I've seen many more shows and if none of these are to your liking, definitely check some more out here.

ORPHAN BLACK
OMG guys, I loved this show. Tatiana Maslany is a Goddess of an actress! Orphan Black is essentially all about clones, the secret is that they don't know they're clones. These clones are being secretly watched by the government. 'Wait.' You ask: 'how do they have all these actresses that are identical?' Well, they are all played by one: Tatiana Maslany. If you're not interested in this synopsis, just check this show out for her performance.

STRANGER THINGS
Stranger Things is a paranormal/ fantasy series set in the 80s. The show is based around these four boy best friends. One of the boys, Will suddently goes missing and its up to the rest of the boys and a girl called Eleven (you'll fall in love with her) to save him from the creature that took him. Will's mum, played by Winona Ryder also joins the search along with the police chief and Will's older brother. Overall, the whole 80s theme is amazing- i love the outfits and the props and the scenes.
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Sunday, 4 September 2016

THE POTION DIARIES SERIES BY AMY ALWARD REVIEW | BOOK TALK #14

Hey guys! I haven't written a book review in so long and I am so happy to be bringing you a two books in one book review, all about The Potion Diaries and The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour by Amy Alward.

Going into the first book, I was very skeptical that I wasn't going to like it; thinking it was more suited to a younger tween audience. I am so happy that I was wrong.

I absolutely loved The Potion Diaries! It heavily revolves around potions, which makes me think of Chemistry (which I absolutely love.) The story follows the journey of Samantha Kemi (an alchemist) along with other alchemists in their journey to find a cure for the Princess Evelyn, who made a potion in which made her fall in love with her self!
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE SUMMER OF '16

Summer is slowly coming to an end, already evolving into Autumn! I mean it's only 8 o'clock as I type this and its already pitch black. I am so excited for Autumn to start (it's definitely my favourite season) but I am kind of sad to say goodbye to the summer of 2016 as it was a real summer of firsts for me. So let's see what happened in the Summer of '16.
The summer began with me finishing my A2 exams... again and then being quickly whisked away to Turkey. Well, I wasn't quickly whisked away I more trudged, ran, stomped and stood all the way to Gatwick airport. 

Turkey was amazing, I sunbathed a lot, ate a lot and went on a jet ski for the first time ever- which was exhilarating. I also found out that I can't tread water for anything. Also during Turkey, I turned 19 and I can't believe I have only one year left of teenage hood and I'll soon be entering the second decade of my life. 

Since getting back from Turkey, on the first of July, I have been working nearly everyday in attempts to save for university. I also caught up and started so many TV shows on Netflix such as: Orphan Black, Stranger Things, Power and Gilmore Girls and I still have so much more to watch. I've also gone out occasionally but nothing to extravagant.  I did find out that the dough balls from Pizza Express are life, though.

Then on August 18th, results day came and I found out I didn't get into my first choice university... again. BUT I am totally okay with that. Honestly, I am. I tried my best and clearly it was not meant to be. Yes, it would have been nice to get those certain grades but hey ho, it didn't happen and I can't change a thing.
The rest of summer I spent working (still) and performing the very difficult task of finding roomates and a house to live in. 

So now, in two weeks time, I will be heading of for university and the Autumn of '16 can commence.

How was your summer?

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

LIFE WITHOUT BLOGGING

Ever imagine what your life would be like without your blog? Just take a few moments to imagine it. If your like me and have been blogging regularly for a few years now, you probably don't remember whats its like to not have a blog.
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If we didn't blog we'd have so much more extra time on our hands. The problem is, what would we do with that time? Would we have to find a new hobby? What will our new hobbies be?
Given, we'd take much less photos but then our Instagram wouldn't be as pretty and our life documentation and photography skills of flowers and lipsticks would be considerably poor.
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Saturday, 30 July 2016

WHAT'S HAPPENED TO BLOGGING?

It's been brewing on my mind for a while now, the thought of how blogging has changed since I started and it really has changed. It has changed dramatically over the last couple of years. But what seems to be the main questions I hear floating around are 'What has happened to blogging?' and 'Is blogging dead?'

I remember when we all used to blog about our bargain buys and even a small jewelry item that we found on eBay. You'd then scroll down and see a bunch of interaction in the comments.
I remember when outfit posts were taken either by our mums or by our Samsung cybershots stuck on a stack of books and shoe boxes in our rooms, gardens and the only white walls in our house.
I remember blogging to have been much more inspirational and yet much more secluded back then.

So what happened to blogging?

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Thursday, 28 July 2016

BODRUM BEACH RESORT REVIEW

Hi guys, welcome to my first ever hotel review! I've never done one of these before but I felt as though I had to review this hotel. Most of the hotel was great but then again, most parts of the hotel were really bad. The hotel in question is: the Bodrum Beach Resort based in Bodrum, Turkey

Location: The hotel is in a prime location, with walking distance from the strip in Gumbet and walking distance from the Bodrum beach front, which possesses a bunch of beach space, restaurants and bars. In relation to Bodrum town, you have to take a cab as the town is based after a steep hill but cab fares are fairly cheap.

Facilities: The hotel has two pools. One pool is a stand alone, which is not very deep and the other consists of five waterslides. 
There is also a gym and a relax lounge and pool. However, you have to access that from a different part of the hotel (quite confusing.) 
In terms of WiFi; their WiFi was awful. Firstly, it was not free. Secondly, once you did pay a ridiculous price for it, the connection was so bad that it didn't even reach one of our rooms and only barely worked by the pool. Whatsapp calls with my mum only lasted about a few seconds before the connection went.
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Sunday, 24 July 2016

BUSY BEE STATIONERY JULY BOX UNBOXING!

I am so excited for this unboxing, you have no idea. If you know me at all, you would know I have a slight obsession with stationary and books. My latest obsession branching off of stationary is Bullet Journalling and journaling in general. I've been following Busy Bee Stationery on Instagram for so long now and their feed really makes me drool with want so when I got the chance to review their 'Spark Your Creativity' July themed box, I jumped at it with both arms and feet.

Busy Bee is a monthly subscription stationary box, one that I believe is totally unique. Shipped straight from the US, the products are totally unique and I don't think you can access these brand here in the UK. 
The subscription service is $39.90 per month, which is around £30.
Now enough about that, lets get into what the box contains. The three main brands of this box are: 'Heidi Swapp,' 'Pink Paislee' and 'Amy Tangerine.' I've heard so much about these brands on Youtube and I never thought they'd be in the subscription box!

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Friday, 22 July 2016

HOW TO START A BULLET JOURNAL | BUJO #2

Hey guys, welcome to the second installment in my Bullet Journal series. In this edition I am going to be teaching you all How to Start a Bullet Journal. Keep in mind, I am no Boho Berry (although who wouldn't want to be the BuJo queen?) and I am still coming to grips with what I like and what suits me. I have had a bullet journal for more that three months now, so it's time to share with you guys 'How to Start a Bullet Journal.'
ESSENTIALS
My last post explained all the essentials you will need to start a bullet journal. Click here to access that post. If you don't want to click the post, I recommend you do though, I'll briefly run down what you need.

NOTEBOOK - Leuchturm 1917 (amazon) / Moleskin (amazon)  (both dotted)
PENS - Staedtler Triplus Fine Liners (here or amazon)  / Papermate Inkjoy (amazon) / Staedtler Ballpoint Rainbow Pens (amazon)
CREATIVE SUPPLIES - Washi Tape (amazon) / Journal Stickers (amazon) / Watercolours (amazon) / Stencils (amazon and amazon)

Now, lets get into HOW to start your bullet journal.
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Monday, 18 July 2016

BOOKTUBEATHON 4.0 READATHON TBR

Hello guys! I am coming at you today with a post all about books! We all love a good book post, don't we? To be specific this post is what I am going to be reading for the BookTubeAthon 4.0 Readathon. A readathon is basically a period of time where you just constantly read books or you just read as much as you can. The dates of this readathon is from 18 July - 24 July
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The readathon consists of seven challenges and I thought I would share with you guys the challenges and what I am reading. You don't have to read a different book for every challenge, you can combine the challenges, like I have done.

1) Read a Book with Yellow on the Cover
2) Read a Book only after Sunset
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Saturday, 16 July 2016

WHAT TO CARRY IN YOUR CARRY ON w/ FREE CHECK LIST!

As soon as you leave your house, there is no unlocking your suitcase so you now have to rely on all the things in your carry on to get you through the next few hours. What if you forget something? No worries, I have you covered.

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Thursday, 14 July 2016

5 WAYS TO BRING TRAFFIC TO YOUR OLD POSTS

Don't you hate it when you spend hours, even days, working on a post and then posting it only for it to be buried in your archives a few months later, never being seen from a reader ever again?
Well don't fret, I have 5 of the easiest ways that will guarantee to bring traffic back to your old posts, so they are never not seen.
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In this post, I will be introducing to you a bunch of different ways, ranging from social media promotion and promotion in your own blogposts, to bring traffic back to your old posts. Without further ado, let's get into it.

1) LINK BACK TO OLD POSTS IN YOUR NEW POSTS.
So if you scroll down to the related posts section or click on any links, you will be redirected to other posts, written by yours truly taken from my archives . Do not spam your readers with links, post relevant and related content.
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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

HOW TO PACK FOR YOUR HOLIDAY w/ FREE PACKING CHECK-LIST

When it comes to packing I am a dork. I make so many checklists and lists because I always get scared that I may forget something if I don't write it all down. Therefore this sometimes means I overpack and that was no exception for this holiday. I went away for a week and I packed for about three.
Avoid what I did. Avoid lugging around a 20kg suitcase all over Victoria stations stairs to Gatwick by following these simple tips and using my FREE printable checklist.
free_packing_checklist_printable

The first thing we need is a suitcase. Pick out a suitcase size that suits the length of your trip. My suitcase was so big that I felt the need to fill it and therefore packed unnecessarily. 
If you are going for a week or less than, check out this medium sized suitcase, which rolls on the ground beside you: (amazon - debenhams)
If you are vacationing for longer than a week and have more things or plan to bring back more things, take a bigger suitcase: (amazon - house of fraser (on sale £54!))


1) PACK IN OUTFITS
I always pack in outfits but this year I did not. Instead I packed in singles and made my suitcase super heavy. Do you want to know what's really annoying? I didn't wear half of the things I packed. 
Ideally you want 7 day time outfits, 7 night time outfits and about 3 beach outfits. Make sure some of these outfits can be swapped over, so some key items are versatile. 

2) DO YOU REALLY NEED IT? 
Really think about it. I packed nine skirts. Nine. I was away for seven days and I packed nine skirts. Out of those skirts I wore one. Don't make my mistake, only pack what you need. This will not only save space, it will also save weight. 

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Sunday, 10 July 2016

19 THINGS TO DO AT 19

Hello guys, I recently turned 19 (if you haven't guessed from all of the birthday posts) and thought I'd do a mini bucket list of things I want to do in my 19th year, before I turn the big 20. I have a '21 before 21' but I definitely do want to complete more things before my teenage years end.

1) Visit a new country. This will be on every bucket list because I want to go everywhere!
2) Learn how to tread water. How do you people do it?
3) Read ALL of the Harry Potters (this is a must, while i'm still a teen!)
4) Learn how to cook a Greek dish (maybe Dolma or Kioftetes)
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Friday, 8 July 2016

MY 19TH BIRTHDAY IN TURKEY!

For the past three years, I have always blogged about my birthday and given a little OOTD and this year is going to be no different. Actually this year is going to be a bit more special because I celebrated my birthday in a foreign country for the first time ever! I went to Turkey on the 24th June and the 25th of June was my 19th birthday, here's what I got up to:
The hotel we were staying at was all inclusive (thank god) so I overdosed on pancakes and then we all went to go on a boat trip. The boat trip was really fun despite realising that I am absolutely dire at treading water and nearly drowned a max of five times. We visited about four different sea locations near Bodrum all of which had beautiful clear waters.
We came home after being rocked on a boat for seven hours, had some dinner and then got ready to go out. All of my outfit is Boohoo! I love the asymmetric skirt as it makes my legs look longer than they really are and then headed out to the strip, which is in Gumbet. The strip was very lively. We literally got drinks handed to us left, right and center (we never paid for drinks on a night out!)

Overall, my 19th birthday was really lovely and different to any other birthday I have ever had. Those of you who live in hot countries really are lucky, you can do so much on your birthdays!


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Saturday, 2 July 2016

18 THINGS I LEARNED IN MY FIRST YEAR OF ADULTHOOD

Lat year, I finally turned 18 and I was SO happy about that. I finally would have more freedom and would be able to do what I want, as that's what 18 year olds do, right? Well... I was wrong. I was wrong about a lot of things really but I was right about some! Here are the top 18 things I learned from my first year of adulthood!

  1. Being an adult really isn't what I expected it to be.
  2. The cheapest ways to get from A- B, since I now have to pay for travel. 
  3. You suddenly have responsibilities in the form of bills. 
  4. Eventhough I have the power to vote, I know it won't change anything but voting for change is a lot of pressure. 
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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

4 LITTLE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR BLOG

Aloha! I am one exam away and one day away from finishing A-levels forever! I am so excited for summer! As soon as exams finish I will be on a plane for my holiday and then a day after that-it's my birthday so summer is going to start of really good.

Today's post is going to be a little guide on 4 little ways you can improve your blog. If you're like me, you are constantly looking for new ways to improve your blog.  Also, if you're not really tech and html savvy, like me, these tips are petty straight forward and involve NO coding #bonus.

I've found that when I applied these tips to my blog, the duration that people stayed on my increased dramatically, which ended up me building a better bounce rate and readership. So let's jump in:

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Sunday, 12 June 2016

A COURT OF MIST AND FURY BY SARAH J MAAS REVIEW | BOOK TALK #13

Last year I read one of my absolute favourite books of the year: 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' by Sarah J Maas (review here) and in May this year, the sequel came out: 'A Court of Mist and Fury' by Sarah J Maas and it was absolute amazing.

I thought the whole book was going to be completely different to how it was. I though it was going to  be another YA soppy love triangle but I was thankfully proved wrong. Without giving any spoilers (don't read this if you haven't read ACOTAR) I'll give you a quick synopsis.

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Saturday, 21 May 2016

WHY YOU NEED A BLOGGING BREAK

This month has been so hectic with school, revision, work and life that I have opted (well kind of have been forced) to take an unwanted blogging break. No one ever really wants to take a blogging break, however I definitely needed one and you may, too. Below I've compiled a mini list of why you need a blogging break and why it is totally okay if you do.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

BULLET JOURNAL ESSENTIALS | BUJO #1

Bullet journaling has seem to absolutely blow up in the past couple of months and never one to miss out on a stationary and organisation trend, I had to jump in. Today I am going to be sharing with you on the absolute essentials you need to start bullet journaling. This is going to be the first in a bullet journal series, so I think it's only right I share with you the essentials you need for bullet journalling.


I heard about bullet journaling at the end of 2015 and I spent months and months watching Youtube flipthroughs, gaining ideas and knowledge of what is essential for a bullet journal and the fun spreads you could do. A bullet journal is essentially a journal of all of your other journals in one. You include whatever you want in it, including: to dos, dailys, trackers, monthly spread and many more. So let's jump in to what you need...

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Sunday, 8 May 2016

WHY NO ONE IS READING YOUR BLOG

A couple of months a go, I wrote a (very popular) post on the '5 Reasons Why I Read your Blog.' To follow up on this I thought I should share with you reasons 'why no one is reading your blog.' Before I get into my reasons I want to state that these are just my opinion and other readers may like it but for me these next few thing are a big no no and contribute to why no one reads your blog.

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Sunday, 24 April 2016

7 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT

If, like me, you carry around a heavy bag filled with things you absolutely don't need (yes the receipts from your last months Nandos is 100% not needed,) this post is definitely for you. I've narrowed the contents of my bag to 7 things that you should never leave the house without.
Each of these things you should never leave the house without will prove essential to your everyday life and indeed help your day run much smoother.
1) Phone and Headphones 
How else are you going to be anti-social in the car, bus or train?
But honestly, I cannot go anywhere without listening to music like what else am I going to do? Stare out of the window or talk to people?

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