Tuesday, 30 September 2014

September Favourites

My first ever 'favourites' post! I must be getting good at blogging to be doing something like this. I decided to jump on the 'favourites' bandwagon as I realised I do actually have a few products that I am loving lately and obviously I need to tell you all about it. Let's get on with it. 

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Friday, 26 September 2014

Clumber Park // Food and Drink Festival

A little bonus post for you today. I've decided I'll now be posting on a Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, with the odd extra thrown in, like this! 

Last weekend, me and the Bear drove 15 minutes to Clumber Park where they were holding a Food and Drink Festival. I've always wanted to visit one of these! It wasn't what I expected though, not as busy as I thought it would be! But maybe that's because it was a Sunday? Anyway.. We walked round for an hour and spent the whole time talking about how amazing everything smelt. I took a few little iPhone pictures, so I thought I'd let you have a peep! 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Lip Smacker - Coca Cola Edition

Whilst on the plane home from my lovely holiday in Menorca, I purchased a few goodies. You can read all about them right here but I thought I'd do a couple of extra posts, going into a little more detail. First up, the Lip Smacker Coca Cola edition. My, oh my. Heaven in 6 little tubes.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Birchbox // September Edition

Bloody 'ell, am I really posting about my Birchbox? How long has it been?! I've gotten really lazy with my beauty box reviews but this month, I really enjoyed my box so I thought, I need to tell you all about it! 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

A Day of Pure Happiness

A few months ago, my family and I were invited to my cousin's wedding, up in Wales. Having not really been to a big, lavish wedding before, I was really excited. So we got ourselves dolled up and at 7am, on a Saturday morning (even earlier than for work, sad face) we jumped in the car and drove 3 hours, in beautiful, unexpected weather, to Wales. This post is quite picture heavy, so beware!

When we arrived at The Great House (which was the most beautiful, little pub slash inn), we were greeted by THEE cutest mini buses I have literally ever seen (which I cannot for the life of me, find pictures of). It was right then, that I realised it was going to be a gorgeous day. 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Holiday Haul

So I've (sadly) been home from Menorca over a week now, straight back into reality, feels like I haven't even been away! I can't believe this time two weeks ago, I was lying in the sun complaining I was too hot, why oh why.

Anyway, whilst away (and at the airport) I treated myself to a few goodies!

GLAM GLOW YOUTH MUD - My BFF Sian kindly let me use her Glam Glow Super Mud and I was instantly hooked. On the plane on the way to Menorca, I was flicking through the duty free magazine and literally squealed when I saw their Youth Mud advertised. I was all over that like a rash. I only brought the smallest pot at 15ml, as that is all they had and it cost me £22.50 which is around £2.50 cheaper than the retail for this size. So I didn't save much, but I was on holiday and got a bit cer-ay-zay. I've used this once - I'm not going to say too much because I will have a review on each of these coming out over the next few weeks, but I love it! And I'm now a hooked Glam fan!

TAYLOR SWIFT - WONDERSTRUCK - Whilst there weren't that many shops where I was, there was (much to my joy) a perfume shop. It's always cheaper over in Spain (well, from my experience) so I was straight in there. Surprisingly, the Bear took longer at deciding what to purchase than I did! I was originally looking for Taylor Swift - Enchanted, but this was all they had and I am not disappointed. Again, a review will be out soon, but this smells divine. I purchased the 30ml bottle and it cost me €19 and seeing as it's £20 over in the UK, I made a pretty good saving! 

LIP SMACKER - COCA COLA COLLECTION - Again, I first saw this in Sian's drawer. Damn that girl, making me spend my money. I saw this in the duty free magazine along with Glam Glow and knew I had to have it. There are 6 different flavours inside; Coca Cola, Coca Cola Vanilla, Coca Cola Cherry, Sprite, Fanta Orange & Fanta Strawberry. Each and every one smells incredible and I don't want to use any of them, I just want to keep them in the tin forever and ever, looking pretty! 

Not much of a haul, but good enough for me!
Have you tried any of these products?

- Charli, xo

Friday, 5 September 2014

Hello September

Reading // Right now, I am reading nothing. What?! I know. Instead, I will tell you what I read whilst I was away in Menorca. 

  • Divergent - Veronica Roth
  • Burned - P. C. Cast & Kristen Cast
  • A Fault in our Stars - John Green
Three very different books and I loved each one of them immensely. Burned is the seventh book from the House of Night series, which if you read these posts, you'll know I adore. Divergent is a series of three books and has also now been made into a film - which I watched this week and it is seriously good. A Fault in our Stars is a more realistic story which I'm sure most of you have also had the privilege of reading because of the hype surrounding it. This has also been made into a film which I am yet to watch.

Listening to // I made a playlist for Menorca that I still listen to every morning on the bus to work. It includes - 5 Seconds of Summer, Mayday Parade, B*Witched (I know), All Time Low, Ariana Grande, The Audition, The Cab, Ed Sheeran, One Direction and a whole lot more. So this month there isn't one single band or artist that I've taken interest in, just several different old and new favourites all stuck together in one giant place! 

Thinking about // Houses. Whilst on holiday, there was a lot of moving house, wedding and baby talk. Whilst all of these things seem so far away, it has got me thinking. I've now opened a new savings account with a standing order for each month. I am determined to have saved over £5000 by this time next year. Both Bear and I are both saving hard to get ourselves into a bigger house and 'settle down' as some may say. Exciting stuff! 

Loving // Not much. I'm not really bothered about anything at the moment. I've just come back off holiday, I'm straight back into work, I have no plans this month really, so I'm just plodding along! But that's okay, I'm getting some sort of strange thrill from not spending any money (I wonder how long that will last!) I guess I'm just loving life?

Watching // Teen Mom 2, still. True Blood, still. I am still loving Teen Mom 2, although the ones I set to record whilst I was away, have failed, sad face :( so I've missed two episodes. I'm now on season five of True Blood and I am still loving it 100%. I love sitting under the quilt with a hot chocolate and settling down to watch vampires, sex and violence. What more could a girl want on a Wednesday evening? 

Looking forward to // I have no plans this month, as I said above. So actually, I'm looking forward to having a really quiet month. I'm sure there will be meals out and a night out or two but I'm just really enjoying coming home, pottering about and spending time with Bear. What a boring girl I have become! I don't mind though, being boring is cheap ;) 

What are your plans for September?

- Charli, xo