June Favourites 2017

Can you believe it’s that time again! Another month has gone and we’re now in July!

I don’t have that much to show you in my favourites this month! I’ve been busy with exams and my research project and I’ve struggled to pick some of my favourites for this month, but here are some of them πŸ™‚

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Let Your Dreams Set Sail Boat – I got this in Jersey while I was on holiday there last year. I love it and it kept me motivated during exams! The exam period was so long for me this year!

Apple and Mango Squash – I picked this up thinking it sounded amazing, and it tastes amazing too! BUT I didn’t realise it isn’t no added sugar. So I have to limit myself to how much I have!

Zoella Hungry Hands Hand Cream – Now I’m back in the lab I’m washing my hands so much! Labs are worrying places with chemicals/germs everywhere. So to keep my hands from drying out I’ve come back to this lovely hand cream.

Superdry Backpack – My old Superdry rucksack is now 4 years old and has served me so well. But it’s falling apart a bit and is looking quite grubby now, so I was looking for a new one. Remember when I was in Cardiff back in May? Well I saw this bag then and loved it but decided not to get it at the time because I’d have to carry it around with me all day. I thought Swansea’s Superdry store would have it! They didn’t 😦 So I went all the way back to Cardiff in the hope they may have it and thankfully they did! πŸ˜€ I love it πŸ˜€

What else have I been loving this month?

Love Island! –Β I mean it’s trash but addictive trash! Think Big Brother but on the beach!

DIY SOS – This show is amazing! I mean if it doesn’t restore your faith in humanity I don’t know what will!

Eat Well For Less – I love this show! It is a good way to learn tips on how to save money on your food shop, as well as picking up good recipes πŸ™‚

The Voice Kids –Β If you want to see incredibly talented kids then you should really check this show out! It’s The Voice but with kids and some of the kids are amazing!!!!

Well that’s all for today! Sorry it’s a bit of a rubbish favourites this month! 😦

What have you been enjoying through June?

15 Films Tag

Recently bothΒ AngelaΒ and Cheila both did the 15 films tag and it looked like good fun, so I thought I’d try it today πŸ™‚

1) Favourite Film

I’m going to do what Cheila did here and give you a list of my favourite films because I can’t pick one! πŸ˜€

  1. Safe Haven
  2. Finding Nemo
  3. Harry Potter (all of them)
  4. Finding Dory
  5. Monsters Inc
  6. Monsters University
  7. Fifty Shades of Grey
  8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  9. Eddie the Eagle
  10. Pitch Perfect (both of them)
  11. Mamma Mia
  12. Big Miracle
  13. Marley and Me
  14. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  15. Paddington
  16. The Theory of Everything
  17. Les Miserables
  18. Smurfs
  19. Despicable Me
  20. Pocahontas

I think you can tell I like kids films πŸ˜€

2) Favourite Scene in Favourite Film

Ok, I’ll pick one from one of my favourites.

When Hermione hits Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, oh and when they have that snowball fight thing and Harry scares Draco, Crabbe and Goyle while he’s under his cloak.

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3) Favourite Actor

Ohhh, erm. I really like Eddie Redmayne, I think he is brilliant!

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4) Favourite Director

I can’t say I ever pay attention to directors.

5) Film that makes you cry the most

I don’t often cry in films, but the only one I can think of that has made me well up is Marley and Me.

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6) Film Saga you have given up and why

The Hunger Games. I only read it/watched it because people were obsessed with it, but quite honestly that first film was so barbaric to begin with I was shocked! Then I watched Catching Fire but gave up on Mockingjay, it was just too dull for me.

7) Favourite Cinematographic Genre

Kids films? And romance stuff πŸ˜€

8) LeastΒ Favourite Cinematographic Genre

Sci-fi.

9) Childhood Film

Pocahontas! Whenever I used to wake up early on a Saturday morning and my parents wanted to sleep in, my dad would always go downstairs with me and stick on my Pocahontas video.

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10) What Film You Would Like to Star In

Pitch Perfect! I think it would be great fun!

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11) Films you want to watch

Jurassic Park/World

La La Land

Moana

Beauty and the Beast

12) In what film you would like to live

Harry Potter! πŸ˜€ Obviously in the days after Harry defeated Voldemort!Β photo-03-06-2016-13-40-12

13) What’s your favourite cartoon film?

Finding Nemo

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14) Films you would recommend

The ones I’ve said above πŸ˜›

15) Films that made you laugh

Eddie the Eagle, and Pitch Perfect πŸ˜€

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Have you seen any of these films? πŸ™‚ What do you think of them? πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and I’ll see you again soon πŸ™‚

Cath Kidston Favourites #2

So after showing you my first 10 Cath Kidston favourites, today I thought I’d show you the other 10 πŸ™‚ The pictures are a bit inconsistent as some are at home and some are here at uni!

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1. Pyjamas – I think I have 4 sets of Cath Kidston pyjamas. I love them! They’re all so soft and comfy πŸ™‚Β Photo 22-06-2017, 15 54 49

2. Winnie the Pooh Pouch – I keep this little pouch in my handbag with my medications in. Nothing worse than losing things in the bottom of your handbag!

3. Ticket Holder – I’ve had this for 4 years now and it is still holding up really well. It is so much easier putting my train tickets in here than losing them somewhere in my purse πŸ™‚

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4. Mickey Mouse Pouch – I love this Mickey Mouse pouch. It is a canvas-like material and is great for taking all my chargers away with me.

5. Shopper bags – Since we now have the carrier bag charge in the UK I keep a couple of these shopper bags in my handbag so I always have a bag with me. These are great bags too because the handles are long enough to put over your shoulder so if you’re carrying heavier things you can easily carry it on your shoulder.Β Photo 22-06-2017, 15 54 57

6. Wash Bag – I have two wash bags, a bigger one for longer trips away and this small one for weekend trips. I couldn’t resist it when I saw the fish print! πŸ˜€

7. Winnie the Pooh Jumper – Part of the limited edition Winnie the Pooh print this jumper is lovely and warm. I think it is supposed to be an every day jumper, but I tend to use it with my pyjamas (not that I need it right now)!Β Photo 22-06-2017, 15 55 01

8. Winnie the Pooh Overnight Bag – This bag is perfect for overnight trips. It is big enough to fit everything you need for a night in, but not big enough to be too big and bulky πŸ™‚ Plus it folds away nicely into a little pouch for storage.Β photo-16-06-2017-07-31-35.jpg

9. Disney Mugs – These mugs are possibly my favourite Cath Kidston things. They’re really limited edition and are so fragile and I wouldn’t dare use them in fear of them breaking!

10. 101 Dalmatian cushion – I adore this cushion. The print is lovely, plus it is lovely to snuggle in to. My only gripe with it is that it was Β£30, when my Winnie the Pooh cushion was only Β£15, so I get the feeling Cath Kidston got a little greedy with this latest Disney print, but still, I love it. πŸ™‚Β Photo 17-06-2017, 22 35 13

So there we have it, I’ve now shown you all of my Cath Kidston favourites πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you again soon πŸ™‚

Things that Make Me happy

Today I thought I’d share with you some of the things that make me happy πŸ™‚

  1. The sound of rain when I’m all snug and warm in bed.
  2. Warm, fluffy pyjamas on a cold night.
  3. Soft bed sheets.photo-11-10-2016-13-49-38-1
  4. Watching films in bed.
  5. Getting sucked in to a good book.
  6. Chocolate cake.
  7. Pizza takeaway.
  8. Spending time with my mum, dad and brother.
  9. Friends
  10. Getting good marks on work
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  12. Spending time with my aunt (I don’t see her as much as I’d like to)
  13. Warm sand beneath my toes on the beach
  14. Birds singing outside my window in the morning (not Seagulls though!)
  15. Finishing a notebook
  16. Starting a new notebookimg_3197
  17. Looking through my scrapbooks
  18. People telling me they’re proud of me.
  19. Harry Potter
  20. Baking cakes (especially chocolate ones).photo-11-02-2017-22-16-22
  21. Barbecues and sitting outside eating dinner in the summer
  22. Going on holiday
  23. Popcorn
  24. Bubble baths
  25. Having an incredibly supportive familyphoto-22-08-2016-20-59-12

I know some of them probably sound really silly, but hopefully you now know a little more about me! πŸ™‚

Cath Kidston Favourites #1

So it may not come as a surprise to many of you who have been reading my blog a while, but I love Cath Kidston and I may own several Cath Kidston things! πŸ˜‰ So today I thought I’d share with you some of my favourites.

I couldn’t narrow it down, so I’ve spit it up in to (at least) two posts πŸ˜€

Photo 05-06-2017, 14 10 581.Β Winnie the Pooh dress – I LOVE this print. Back in September Cath Kidston released a limited edition Winnie the Pooh print (which was a lot more limited edition than the more recent Mickey Mouse and 101 Dalmatians prints) in which I was lucky enough to get several things. I’ve not actually worn this dress yet, but I have plans to very soon.Β Photo 05-06-2017, 14 10 53

2. Penguin Mug – I bought one of these and initially I wasn’t going to use it as I love it too much and I knew I’d be really upset if it broke. But for my birthday my aunt bought me one too (not realising I already had one), which means I can use one of them and show it off and keep one safely stored on my shelves at home.

3. Winnie the Pooh Cushion – again, this is part of the limited edition print. It is a lovely soft, comfy cushion and I love it πŸ˜€

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4. Handbag – This was my first ever Cath Kidston handbag. I went through a bit of a rough time at the start of third year of university (October 2014) and I bought this as a little cheer me up present. It is one of their “busy bags”. It is a great size and served me well for 2 1/2 years (it broke the other day), I’m still including it though because I have a new one (in a different colour) at home which I picked up in one of the outlet stores a little while ago πŸ™‚

5. Lunch bag – I love this lunch bag, I Β bought it last year when I was working to stick my lunch in, it’s a little cool bag too so it’ll keep your lunch cool.

6. Purse – This was the second Cath Kidston item I owned. I got it around June 2014 and it’s been used every day since and is still in great condition!

7. Clouds Glasses Case – it’s quite self explanatory, but I keep my sunglasses in this case. It’s a hard case so I’m not worried about throwing them in my bag.

8. Mickey Mouse Pen – This was part of the Mickey Mouse collection released in December last year, and was given to me by my aunt for Christmas. I love it! It is great to write with and really comfy!

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9. Saddle Bag – This was the first Cath Kidston item I owned. I’d been wanting to get one for ages, and then I found one in the Portsmouth outlet shop and couldn’t resist any longer! It is a great size and I love it πŸ™‚

Photo 05-06-2017, 14 13 1510. Cabin SuitcaseΒ – I love this! Ok, it was kind of expensive but with Cath Kidston you get the quality, and this has been great for my weekend trips home from uni. This is actually my second Cath Kidston cabin suitcase. Not because the first one broke, but because when this pattern and new style came out I loved it even more than the case I had already. I bought one with mum and we were originally going to share it… but then mum decided to get her own. I’m still yet to sell my other one on eBay though!

SoΒ there we have it, part 1 of my favourite Cath Kidston things! I hope it wasn’t too long and I hope you enjoyed it πŸ™‚ I’ll do part 2 soon πŸ™‚

May Favourites 2017

So I know I missed April! Sorry! I was really busy doing coursework and I was half at home and half at uni I didn’t get a chance to think of anything!

But I’m back today with my May favourites, they may seem a bit random though! πŸ™‚

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So first up is my Fat Face Pyjama Shorts,Β I picked these up in the Fat Face sale at the start of May and they’re lovely! They’re soft and incredibly lightweight so are great for the warmer nights!

Ikea Klockis Clock – I’ve been looking at getting one of these for ages, partly because of the thermometer it has (so I can prove to everyone how hot my room actually is), but also because it’s great to have on my desk, especially during revision! It means I don’t have to keep going to my phone to check the time or move away from my desk to see my clock.

Breville Blend Active – I’ve had my blender for a few years now, but I decided to bring it back to uni with my after the Easter holidays. The thing that always used to put me off was how big the bottles are. But then I saw you could buy the smaller bottles online separately now! It has been lovely being able to have smoothies on warm days and as a little snack!

Wrist Support – This has been fantastic. A few days ago I was getting awful pain in my right wrist, I think down to too much writing (and possibly texting XD ). It’s amazing what something little like this can do!

Stabilo Pastel Highlighters – I wrote about these before, I love them and they’re good for revision.

Penguin Sticky Notes – How cute are these?! It makes revision a bit more bearableΒ when you turn the page to see one of these!

GET IT DONE Whiteboard – I found this in WH Smith a couple of weeks ago and I use it to write down what lectures I want to cover in my revision for the day. Plus it has a magnet on it so you could even stick it on the fridge!

Always With Love & Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher. I’ve read all three of the Billy and Me stories back to back this month, they’re so cute and I love them! πŸ™‚

Finally, my mini fridge and my tower fan! Last week was so hot here and as my room is hot already it was pretty unbearable! But it’s been great keeping a couple of bottles of water in my fridge to cool me down and this tower fan is brilliant!

So there we have it, my favourites for May. What have you been loving through May?

Just a little note, I’m going down to one post a week at the moment while I’m in the middle of my exams, but I’ll be back again properly once they’re out of the way! πŸ™‚

March Favourites 2017

How is it April already?! I can’t believe I finish uni for Easter on Friday, it only seemed like yesterday that I wrote about my February favourites! So today’s post is to show you some of things I’ve been loving this month πŸ™‚

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Bodyshop Strawberry Body Mist – This stuff is lovely, it smells great, lasts a long time and I love it! πŸ™‚

Vaseline Spray and Go Aloe Fresh – Moisturising has never been so easy when using this! It’s just the same as the cream version I spoke about in my February favourites, just much easier! It doesn’t sink too well in to wet skin so isn’t too good straight after a shower but for any other time this is great! πŸ™‚

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Imperial Leather Fruit Chew Shower Gel – This smells amazing! It smells just like refreshers sweets and makes me want them! πŸ™‚

Carmex Cherry Lip Balm – After my trusty Blistex lip balm ran out I picked this up to try! It’s tingly but smells great and does the trick. Perhaps not as well as the Bistex but it still works well.

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Cath Kidston Fruit Filter Water Bottle – I’ve recently discovered fruit infused water, and I decided to try this bottle. I haven’t got the filter in in this photo, but I’m loving lemon infused water. I tried mixed berries but they weren’t so good. But if you have any recommendations for other flavours to try please let me know! πŸ™‚

Bic 4 Colour Pens – I know these have been around for ages, but I’ve been really appreciating having 8 colours in one place at the moment as I write up lecture/revision notes!

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Mug Cakes Chocolate Book – I only made my first mug cake a couple of weeks ago but I’ve been loving them! I can’t wait to try even more of the recipes from this book!

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – I love this show and love watching it on a Saturday evening!

Edit, for anyone interested I now have fruit again for my water bottle, here’s a picture of it with the filter in! πŸ™‚

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What have you been loving through March? Let me know in the comments below πŸ™‚