Tuesday, 8 July 2014

June and July Favourites

5 Seconds of Summer
I am listening to them right now, they're like an edge-ier (and better) One Direction. Their musical reminds me of my teenager years and it's so catchy and fun. I don't claim to be a super fan (only really listened to a couple of their songs on repeat) but It's a cool soundtrack for cleaning your room too or when you're trying to get some work done.

Janet Devlin - Running With Scissors
I've followed Janet for a while since she left the X Factor as I really liked her unique voice, and she's recently bought out a new album. I preferred her sining ballads so I was a bit disappointed at first, but it has become the album that I listen to most often at the moment. It's just beautiful and light and a perfect happy background soundtrack.

Modern Family
This was recently introduced to me by my friend George, and since watching Episode 1 I have been totally adoring it. I'm almost through with the first series, and I'm dreading when all the episodes available on Netflix comes to an end. It is so heart warming and completely hilarious. I've actually been laughing out loud which never happens from TV shows. I recommend it to everyone!

Gel Manicures!
Almost three weeks ago I had a gel manicure done at a salon that I had been gifted by a friend. My nails looks ah-mazing afterwards, I have never seen them look so glossy and perfect. The whole process of gel manicures is also very quick and extremely hassle free as they dry instantly. Now three weeks on and they still look as perfect - just with a bit of nail growth at the bottom. I am so in love with how good they look and how easy they are. Quite expensive, yes (£28?). But worth it when you don't have the time or the effort to paint your own a few times a week. Just make sure you get a colour that you like. Mine was called 'Winter Berries' by Jessica I think (?). After this comes off I think I will use some of my many nail varnishes for a while and then come right back and get another one of these babies.

I've known about it for years, but it always kind of got pushed to the back. A friend recently suggested it to me as a way to listen to musical theatre albums without buying them on iTunes first, and they have everyone on there that I have ever wanted. I am discovering some amazing new music - this is what my life has been missing! Seriously! It also has really great readymade playlists for different moods and occasions - even ones for studying to!

So my M&Ms addiction began in the The American Candy shop in Guildford when I discovered dark chocolate ones, and peanut butter ones. It then continued in London when I found another sweet shop that sold birthday cake and pretzel ones. It probably hit it's peak when I accidentally stumbled across the M&M world in London and filled one of there bags with about £7 worth of them within about 30 seconds. So worth it. I mean, they're a treat now, but gah - the blue crunchy ones are my ultimate favourite ever.

365 Photography
Since I have turned 21 I have been taking a photo every day - nothing to do with my professional photos or anything, just something I've done that day so I can look back in a few years and it can act like a diary. See it here.

Beauty Blender & Birch Box
For my birthday I was gifted a Birchbox <3 I think it was three months worth. I am so impressed with it so far! I've had glossybox before, and so far I prefer this little beauty. It comes in the most gorgeous little box, and the contents are also inside a birch box string bag too (which is perfect to carry around crochet projects! I was given a beauty blender in my first box, I've been wanting one for such a long time. First impressions (well, a week or two's constant use) is that I totally love it the results that it gives.

Photographing Wildlife
An area of photography that I've never done before, but would really like to get into. It's so relaxing and rewarding. It's also a lovely experience to stand in silence by a badger set as the sun sets with my nan and family.

2 Year Anniversary
And lastly, the most important. On Sunday 6th July Jack and I celebrated our second year together <3


  1. Happy Anniversary!! That first photos is so beautiful :)
    I also saw these mad M&Ms but couldn't bring myself to pay £2.90 for a tiny packet haha.

    P365 is the best thing to do ever! I did one in 2013. Took, edited and uploaded everyday for 1 year. So stressful sometimes but well worth it and I wanted to continue it this year so I mixed it up a little and am doing project 52 this year :)

    Wildlife photography is my jam! Everyone calls me boring that it's my main hobby but it really is rewarding.

    Lovely post.
    Best wishes, Danielle.

  2. Some great faves! I have been doing a picture a day and love it. Congrats on two years :)

    Jasmin Charlotte

  3. As always, love reading your favourites! Happy Anniversary you guys :D Many happy years follow I'm sure. I've been loving painting my nails lately with the Barry M gel polishes, have you tried them?

    Lou xo
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