Sunday, 15 April 2018

Becoming too dependent on other people for your happiness

Recently I have come to the conclusion that I am far too dependant on other people when it comes to my happiness. I genuinely hate being on my own, which is something I didn't think I would ever feel.

I spent a whole week with Andy recently, him staying at mine, us commuting home from work together, talking for more than five minutes a day (which is our usual phone conversation, consisting of '"how was your day at work?", "fine, yours?", "yeah was ok, you going gym tonight?", "yeah, you?", "yup, do you have any news?", "no not today", "ok have a nice evening" -  basically because neither of us like to talk on the phone), and actually getting to eat dinner together. It was so nice, but the week after he left I was so lost. I found myself feeling pretty shit, even though I am so used to not living with him and only seeing him at weekends. The week he was here I suppose I had something to look forward to after work, and it made the days quicker, I was overall much happier *cringe*.

I suppose the days of feeling shit made me realise that I need to stop depending on other people for my own happiness - I am more than capable of being happy on my own, and deep down I genuinely do enjoy spending time with myself. We should all be happy in our own company, and yes - we should look forward to spending time with loved ones, but our happiness shouldn't rely on that. It definitely has something to do with a fear of being lonely - really I am never truly alone, I live with my family and am always on my phone texting.

I’m sure I cannot be the only person who feels like this, so please do let me know if you have ever felt like this! I’m definitely going to work on not relying so much on other people to be happy myself, and make plans for after work that don’t necessarily involve me seeing friends - things I can do on my own. Are there any things you guys recommend doing on your own? - I'd love ideas!

Monday, 2 April 2018

My Journey To Feeling Alive

Wow, what a dramatic title - what this post is really about is my journey to not falling asleep on my commute to work (not quite such an exciting title though).

As I like to mention, quite frequently, I am unable to stay awake on my morning commute to work - no amount of Netflix, reading of the Metro, or listening to the Jonas Brothers will keep me awake. I get a very decent amount of sleep every night, around 8 hours, so it has been a challenge to figure out what I can do to make myself feel more alive and awake.

Thankfully (hearing all my prayers apparently...) the lovely team at Pegasus PR got in touch to offer me a box of sleep related goodies in conjunction with National Sleep Awareness Week - yes I know this was a few weeks ago now, but I had to give these products a go before raving about them to you guys. The main product that the box was promoting was the new Benenox Overnight Recharge, a combination of honey, Sustamine and Vitamin B6, which when taken before bed helps to support a good sleep, and supposedly makes you feel more awake in the morning. I was sceptical, I'll put it that way, but nonetheless super keen to try anything and everything that could possibly help with my annoying situation.

After taking Benenox for a week, I really noticed a change in the way I felt in the mornings. Some days I did still fall asleep on the train to work, but overall I felt much less fatigued, and felt like my quality of sleep had improved - I didn't wake up once in the night (possibly a negative as one of my favourite things is waking up at 5am and realising I still have an hour and a half left of sleep). I've also noticed the benefit of having a Clipper 'Snore and Peace' tea before bed, which also came in the gorgeous box gifted to me. I hate normal tea (I know....), and am generally super fussy with herbal teas but my oh my this tea is actually yummy. I'm awful at describing flavours but it's essentially Chamomile and Lavender, and it really does make me feel sleepy - how it works, I don't know.

You get around 9 uses in one bottle of Benenox, and it retails at £9.99 - so not the cheapest thing to be buying, but I think for me it is helping me just that little bit. I do need to get into the basic routine of reading every night before bed rather than watching Netflix or scrolling through Instagram, I think this would definitely help also. If you have any other tips and tricks for feeling more alive in the mornings, please let me know!


A Makeup Revolution Base

If you haven't heard everyone raving about the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define concealer, or the new release of their foundation stick, then honestly, where have you been?! I gave in to the hype (as I so often do...), and here is the low-down on these bad boys *hint, you will probably want to buy these after reading this*.

The first time I wore this foundation, incidentally when I took these photos, I did not use primer under the foundation stick, but I can confirm it does look (and stay) a little better with a primer underneath. Applying the foundation itself is a dream, I apply directly from the stick to my face, and draw on a few lines. It blends in amazingly, since the formula is really creamy and blendable. In comparison to the L'Oreal foundation stick which I am a massive fan of, this one actually blends so much easier, and the coverage is a little heavier. The picture below shows my face with one side wearing the foundation, and the other side is just my bare skin.

As you can see, the coverage is pretty damn good, and it doesn't make my skin look super dry which a lot of foundations can do. It does highlight my large pores though, however when I do use a primer underneath, this obviously helps. I wouldn't recommend this foundation for anyone with oily skin though, it is 100% designed for people with dry-normal skin, I have heard reports of it literally slipping of peoples faces who have a more oily face than I do (of course I cannot confirm this, but this is what I have heard). I wear shade F10 for reference!

Now the concealer, ohhh the's amazing. If you like a full coverage concealer, something to really hide those late nights or chocolate fuelled spots, this is the one. Very much like the foundation, it blends in easily. The only downside I have is that it does settle into the lines under my eyes, even after baking it - but most concealers that I wear do this (anyone have any tips how to stop this from happening?). I actually have this in two shades C8 and C10, C8 is perfect for highlighting, but I would definitely use C10 to cover any blemishes. If you like the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, but find the shade range awful and the formula a little drying, this is your saviour. 

I took an uncomfortably up close picture of my skin so you can all see the foundation/concealer duo, and the way that they sit on the skin. You can see where it highlights my pores and where the concealer bunches up into my fine lines, but realistically who is going to be coming up that close to your face (that would judge you for this at least)? I have never ever found a concealer that doesn't go into my fine lines, so this doesn't bother me one bit. 

 Overall, I recommend both products, they are super affordable - and although the concealer in particular is very hard to get hold of (all down to Holly Boon) I would advise all my dry-normal skin gals to go on the hunt for these bad boys - you'll thank me, I promise!


Sunday, 11 March 2018

Lets Chat: realising I can't do everything, body confidence and Instagram...

I've realised recently that I fucking love talking boyfriend will agree with me on this one. And what better place to share my word vomit than here, with you guys, if you want to hear about what my current thoughts and feelings are anyway.

I've recently realised that I do not have the time or the energy to do everything I want, or everything that is put in front of me. Juggling work, my friendships, my relationship, spending time with family and my blog has been a serious struggle for me, and I've just reached a point where I have realised that in order to succeed in one of these,  a few of these are going to have to take a backseat (which sucks, and should most definitely not have to be the case). Since I haven't been in my job for a long time, and obviously I spend the majority of my day at work, work has definitely taken priority at the moment, and I do find it a little hard to switch off in the evenings, panicking that I have forgotten to do something, or that I've done something wrong. My fitness has most definitely taken a hit, from going to the gym 5/6 times a week down to 4 has genuinely had an impact on my body and my energy levels - if anyone has any tips on juggling gym and work, please hit me up! 

My poor old blog has also taken a hit, with a lack of high quality and aesthetically pleasing images, and good quality writing, that isn't just my words vommed out on a page. I wish I could spend two or three hours a day on my blog, but when I already get up at 6:30am, and get home around 7:30pm, there just really isn't time. How people hold down a full time job, and daily posting is absolutely beyond me, please share your secrets!

Anyway, I suppose my overall point is that it's ok to not have time to do everything, and you shouldn't feel like a failure when you are unable to achieve everything you want to. I, especially with my blog, feel immensely shit if I miss an upload one week, but sometimes I just don't have the ideas, or the time to write and photograph, and realistically I don't feel like anyone is hugely missing out, except for myself. I think writing a proper schedule for my weeks is definitely on the cards, and solidifying two days a month where I can get all my photographs done for all my months posts is probably a very wise idea.

Since I briefly mentioned the gym, let me have a quick old ramble about body confidence. I feel like my body confidence has dropped significantly from how I was feeling at the end of Summer, before I moved back home. I was genuinely happy with where my body was at, and although I wanted to grow more of a booty, everything else was pretty much ok, and I felt good. Maybe it's just a winter thing? I suppose the increase in Instagram fitspo accounts I'm following definitely correlates with my feelings on my own body. As my fave Carly Rowena says, if you look at the pictures and they don't make you feel good about yourself, you should probably unfollow the account - some advice I am definitely going to be taking on board. We should all be happy with the bodies that we have, especially if they are healthy, but sometimes that can be much easier said than done when there are these other ideas of 'perfection' online.

Enough of my ramblings on - sometimes I feel like I just need to type out what random thoughts are currently in my head, so I hope you have enjoyed having a delve around my brain!


Monday, 5 March 2018

Confessions of a 22 year old

So, I turned 22 on the 17th of February, and I really wanted to do a post relating to the fact I was 22, and aside from the generic ‘22 things I’ve learnt in my 22 years’ or an entire post dedicated to Taylor Swift’s absolute banger, I’ve decided on this one...confessions of a 22 year old. Enjoy my embarrassing confessions, and sorry to any of my friends, who probably won’t want to be friends with me anymore.

Let's start with a juicy one shall we. I’ve wee’d in my boyfriends car more times than I care to admit. Let me explain this one. Andy referees at weekends, sometimes two matches back to back in fields where there is absolutely nothing around. We have a deal where he will buy me a McDonalds toffee latte before or after every match as compensation for me sitting in his freezing car for around 3 and a half hours (not such a fair deal on my part if you ask me). Anyway...back to the main part of the story, with my weak bladder and a coffee flowing through my system, mixed with the cold weather, sometimes a girl just gotta go - in a coffee cup. Sorry not sorry.

I've started to care much less about embarrassing bodily functions. Legit, I don’t give a fuck if I fart in front of Andy - I’m past it, and he is most definitely past it. We’re all on this planet, we are all built the same, and we all do it - why should we be embarrassed or care?! Not that I am advising everyone to be animals and go parping in public. Oh, and as for my weak bladder/needing to wee every hour (or every 10 minutes if I’m on a night out), I couldn’t give a monkeys. Also, the thought of taking a dump in a public toilet - absolute no no way back in the day, but now, yolo, you gotta go when you gotta go.

This isn’t such a juicy one, but I fall asleep on the train to work, every morning. God knows why, I’m the oldest lady of a 22 year old you will ever find, I go to sleep at 10:30 every night, and get around 7-8 hours a night - how that warrants falling asleep on the train every morning, I have no idea. I definitely need to get me some Floradix - has anyone tried this, does it work? Fingers crossed I don’t dribble or snore on the train, I do always wake up to people staring at me so who knows.

I have a shopping addiction. Like, seriously. I do not need any more boots. I do not need anymore Gymshark outfits, but I just can’t help it. I’m of an age now where if I want something and I know it’ll make me happy, I will just buy it. Sod being broke for the whole month. Plus, if I feel I look good I will be ten times more confident and happy. 

I sometimes wear the same bra for over a week. Who’s boobs sweat so much that you need to wash your bra all the time?! Sorry, but I haven’t got time (or enough bras) to be washing them every three days as suggested. Don’t even judge me, I promise I don’t smell, and my pants definitely do get changed every day.

Don’t get me started on body hair, some mornings I wake up, see my moustache, leave it, and be Daniel for the day. Who even has time for hair removal of ya moustache once a week? Dark haired girls, do you feel me?! And leg hair is just an extra layer for warmth. I think Andy has got used to my gorilla-like appearance, and he’s said he doesn’t even care - not that I’d care if he had a problem with it. In summer when my legs are out I will most definitely be shaving them, don't worry.

So there you have it, confessions of a twenty two year old (aka, me). Please share your embarrassing confessions below, or if you feel me on any of these!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Morphe 15N Night Master Eyeshadow Palette

If there is one thing in life I cannot resist, its Morphe eyeshadow palettes. Seriously, they are just such good value for the large number of shades you get, and for the quality of them. My friend Beth gifted me this new one for my Birthday, which I was super excited to recieve. It's the 15N Night Master palette, which I believe was a limited edition for Christmas, recently made permanent (thank god!)

All of the shades are absolutely stunning, some are a little harder to get a good colour payoff (strangely the shimmers rather than the mattes), but below is a list of all the shades for you.

Custom (matte cool nude), Unique (light golden glitter), Selfie (matte terracotta), Talent (copper shimmer), Shook (matte burnt orangey brown), Va Va Voom (purpley brown), Illustrated (pale plum shimmer), Goals (matte russet brown), Editorial (matte bark brown), Creativity (darker peachy champagne), Scene (matte blackcurrant), Cliché (matte lighter purple), Excuse Me (darker purple sheen), Hello (matte mink), Craze (mauve taupe shimmer).

These swatches are of my absolute favourites from the palette, and definitely will be my most used. From left to right they are; Va Va Voom, Scene, Creativity, Cliché, and Shook. I'm not going to lie, the names of the shades in this palette are perhaps some of my favourite ever shadow names.

It's such a diverse palette, I've been using it for both day time looks and night time looks. The above is my day time look, which only used three shades, Custom, Selfie, and Shook

I cannot fault the blendability of these shadows, I never spend more than 2 minutes blending when I use these. The below look was my evening look, and I'm not going to lie, I used nearly every warm brown shade for this look, and put my Stila Magnificent Metals Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Jezebel on the inner 3/4 of my lid.

You can buy it here for £15, which is an absolute bargain considering the fact you get a massive mirror, the wonderful shade range, and the pigmentation - I really cannot fault it. 

I'd love to know if there are any other Morphe products that you recommend?! I've never tried anything other than eyeshadow, but I am super keen to!


Saturday, 10 February 2018

Meeting strangers on the internet

Making new friends once you get a little older can be super hard, and I for one have found it challenging to meet new friends since I left University. When we are younger we are thrown into so many situations where we are forced to meet new people; school, clubs, University etc. Now that I have started my full time job, it is such a challenge to get out there and meet new people. Yes, you can meet friends when you start work, but sometimes you need people outside of work that you can spend time with.

A couple of weeks ago a lovely girl called Dom messaged me on Instagram and asked to meet up for a coffee, as she had been following me online for a while and was actually on a term abroad in London. At first, I was a little sceptical, as we are always force-fed this fear of stranger danger, and that we shouldn't meet up with random people from the internet. Who knows why this is still a thing, with the rise of internet dating and friendship apps - I can probably name at least 5 friends who are in relationships people they met on Tinder. Nonetheless, I agreed to meet up with Dom and I am so pleased that I did. Yes, it was a little daunting knowing that I was going to meet someone who I knew nothing about, aside from what I could see on her Instagram, but it was so worth it. I now feel like I have made a new friend, whom without the internet I definitely would never have met.

I am now so much more open to meeting friends online, and actually meeting up. For sure, I need to join some clubs and get some other hobbies so I can meet people in a more natural way, but the internet is definitely a good place to start in terms of meeting people with similar interests to you - especially if you are a blogger.

I am by no means saying that we should all encourage each other to meet up with strangers on the internet, please don't take this the wrong way, but if you, like me, are feeling a little trapped and just like you need to meet new people, it can be a great way. Just don't go agreeing to meet up with people in non-public areas, if you know nothing about them, then a disaster is waiting to happen. I'd love to know if you guys have a load of internet friends, let me know!


Sunday, 4 February 2018

Late To The Party: Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette

No, no, I am under no illusion that I am about a year late to the party on this one, but I got this gorgeous palette for Christmas and what sort of blogger would I be if I didn't share with you all just how pigmented and buttery these shadows are ? (sorry, blogger cliche words were used on purpose in the writing of this review).

Firstly, can we all just take a moment for the shade range in this palette? It's not just got your gorgeous neutrals and your fiery red shades, but it also has some insane blues and greens. You really can do anything with this palette, and I have enjoyed using both the crazy colours and the more 'wearable' ones too. If you know me at all, you will know I am a sucker for a red toned eyeshadow, and the reds in this palette have not failed to impress me. Reds are some of those colours that are just impossible to get right in eyeshadows, but Jaclyn definitely managed to get these spot on. The colour payoff is amazing, and not to mention the shine on some of them, they are out of this world.

I've popped some swatches of my favourite colours from the palette down below for you, from left to right they are Hunts, Firework, Creamsicle, Royalty and Twerk. I kid you not guys, every shadow has the perfect amount of colour payoff and the shade range is just spot on. Jaclyn truly created a palette that is usable by everyone. 

For these pictures I used Hunts, Firework, Creamsicle and Jacz on my eyes, and it's by far my favourite look I have created with the palette.

I'm a huge fan of the Morphe palettes anyway, so I was under no impression that this palette wouldn't be amazing, but you know when everyone is hyping about a product and it makes you not want it - yes, that happened with this palette. But, nonetheless, I eventually got sucked in and ended up popping it on my Christmas list, and I am so bloody pleased that I did. It's truly my most reached for palette now, and it has replaced my beloved Morphe 35W.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the palette if you already have it! (and I am always all ears for new palette suggestions so please fire them at me)


Monday, 29 January 2018

An honest post about how I feel about blogging

Any of you who have a blog of your own will probably agree with the majority of points which I will make in this post, because let's face it, blogging at the moment is a complete mission. Long gone are the days where taking your blog photos from your iPhone was ok, where you could upload one photo in a post, and where you weren't surrounded by other bloggers only wishing to get free stuff and sponsored posts. I know this final point will be taken the complete wrong way, but what I mean is that at the moment, I am seeing a small handful of bloggers who seem to be only interested in getting sponsored posts. Don't get me wrong, I don't think there is anything wrong with wanting to work with your favourite brand, but if you are only in blogging for the sponsors and the free stuff, I don't know how I feel about that. It can be so easy to tell, not only from someone's posts, but from their social media accounts, the reason they are truly still blogging...

Really, blogging has become so much more competitive than it was when I started back in 2013. I only started my blog because I loved makeup and wanted to write reviews on my favourite products. Since starting, it really hasn't grown very much at all, but I am ok with that, because I love writing, and I know I probably don't put in as much work as others do in getting people to engage with my blog itself. The industry has changed so much in the past 5 years, it's so much more difficult to get people to engage with your content.

If you don't have a photographer taking your outfit photos, I mean, are you even a blogger?! What happened to your best friend taking your photos, or marching orders at your boyfriend to get the perfect outfit post shot? Sometimes I feel like I am the only one not paying someone to take my blog photos for me. Again, I don't think there is anything wrong with people doing this, I just think it puts a lot of pressure on small bloggers who cannot afford to pay a photographer to help out with the imagery on their blog. I did a poll on Twitter ages ago, asking if a bloggers photo quality on their post affects whether or not you will read that post, and the majority vote was yes. For me, this was quite disheartening, because although I write my blog just because I love it, this doesn't mean I want people to not read what I am writing just because my images aren't as fancy as other peoples. I suppose my point is, that I would appreciate it if the blogging world wasn't so focussed on high quality images anymore, but rather, that posts are well written, genuinely interesting, or from the heart.

Please don't take this post in the wrong way, I bloody love blogging, I love taking photos, and I don't think I will give it up anytime soon. The majority of the community is insanely lovely and I hope that in 2018 I will get to meet so many more like-minded bloggers. I just feel like this year I need to seriously up my photography game to encourage others to engage with my blog.

I'd love to know your thoughts on blogging at the moment, if you have a blog!

Jumper - ASOS 
Trousers - Topshop
Similar (possibly nicer) here
Wishbone Necklace - jewellerybox
Round Pendant Necklace - jewellerybox
Boots - ASOS


Saturday, 20 January 2018

Advice we all need to take on board for 2018...

We all have the power to make ourselves, and the people around us, a little happier. This year, I urge you all to take this advice, so we can help one another have the best and the happiest year yet! (featuring rainy pictures of moi)

Support Your Friends
Sometimes we all forget to support those around us. I can sometimes forget to like my friends instagrams, or comment on their latest blog posts, or congratulate them when they achieve something at work. We should all help to raise each other, and praise one another for our achievements. Knowing that people appreciate what you do and take an interest in it, is such a nice feeling.

Look After YOU
Putting yourself first is something that as we all get older seems to become harder and harder, with partners, families, and children to think about. We all need to take more time out for ourselves, to treat ourselves, have a cheeky pamper, and de-stress. Looking after yourself will only have positive repercussions, so take this year to start.

Don't Regret Your Decisions
It can be so easy to look back at all your past mistakes and choices and question 'what if...?', but in 2018, I urge you all to not regret your past choices and decisions. Everything happens for a reason whether it's a break up, losing a friend, not getting that dream house or dream job, just remember it all happens for a reason. Learn from these 'mistakes' and decisions and try not to regret anything.

Think Before You Speak
This is another thing I am so guilty of, and with social media being ever present in all of our lives, it is so important to remember to think before you speak. There is never an excuse for writing offensive comments to people, or equally saying them to someone face to face, but what I am trying to say is sometimes we all speak too quickly and don't think about what someone is going through. My biggest pet peeve is when strangers say "smile" to you in that horrible sarcastic tone. It's like...if I want to have a face like a slapped arse, then let me. You never know what's going on in someone else's life, behind closed doors, so just think before you say things to others.

Jeans - Miss Selfridge
Similar - Topshop
Jumper - Missguided
Boots - ASOS
Wishbone Necklace - jewellerybox
Round Pendant Necklace - jewellerybox

Although this was probably a very boring post and not the usual fashion/beauty post you were hoping for, I think it is so important that we all take on this advice this year...


Monday, 15 January 2018

Things you probably don't realise can affect your body transformation

People get so caught up in going to the gym and eating well, and I am most definitely one of those people. What we don't think about though is that there are other, non-physical things, which can affect your figure and your body transformation journey.

For one, stress plays such a huge role in body transformations. It is something that is so hard to avoid, with stress being fired at all of us from our jobs, travelling, family, and many other things. I don't know the ins and outs of the science behind this but stress can cause weight loss as well as weight gain, which can be hugely unhelpful to those of us trying to change our bodies and the way we look. Personally, when I feel stressed, I make a point of taking time out to calm and relax, whether this is listening to some Taylor Swift, having a bath in the dark, or sticking on a face mask at the end of the day. So, basically, stress is an evil demon that we all need to try harder to avoid!

Sleep also makes such a huge difference when it comes to body transformations. I noticed such a huge change in my body whilst I was a student, and I know that the fact I slept for approximately 10 hours a day was such a huge factor in that. Now, as a working woman (bleugh), I get approximately 7 hours sleep a night, and this has meant I have not noticed any changes in myself over the past few months. I know that it is not the only reason I haven't seen changes, but it has made an impact.

So I guess the whole point of this is just to let you know, that you can eat all the greens in the world, do an hour run everyday, and there will still be other things that can hinder you in reaching your goals. Basically, just look after yourself.


Monday, 1 January 2018

My 2017 Favourites and Highlights

2017 has been, by far, one of my favourite years yet. I feel like I have accomplished so much, and generally learnt to be more confident in myself. Hopefully 2018 will only be better, but for now, here are my favourites from the past year...

As if this wouldn't have made the cut. I have been using this for the past two years (minus a couple months this year where I was majorly budgeting) and have noticed such a difference in my skins texture, as well as its radiance. I use it just in the evening, but it is recommended that you use it both morning and evening. 

If you have instagram and still have no idea what these are, then I really don't know how you managed to miss every Love Island star and beauty blogger raving on about these. They add the most gorgeous glow to your skin, I pop them onto the high points of my face, and even sometimes all over before my foundation. If you're all about that glow then you need to get your hands on these!

This palette is super old now, and I really don't ever hear anyone talking about it anymore, but it is still one of my all time favourites. Every single colour gets used, and in particular, the burnt orangey brown shade, which I love popping as my transition shade, or even sometimes all over the lid. Zoeva shadows are some of the best I have ever used, especially for pigmentation.

How could I mention my favourites of the year without throwing in Gymshark?! Is throwing a whole brand into a favourites cheating...? They are just one of those sportswear brands that makes insane clothing that genuinely looks amazing on everyone, gives you the support you need in the gym, as well as being super practical. Yes, it's not the cheapest brand, but it is so worth the money. I haven't been disappointed in a single thing that I have bought from Gymshark, except one pair of leggings which I recently got which didn't fit (but that is my fault entirely!). If you are going to pick anything up from them, please make it something from the Seamless collection.

- Boots 
In terms of fashion favourites, I have many, but in the interest of not boring you all, I will sum it up with one word, boots. Ask any of my friends, they will all tell you I have a thing for boots, I can't help it. I just think they are so versatile and go with everything, plus they are super comfortable, what is not to love?!

I thought I would throw in some highlights of the year along with my material favourites, because there have been so many amazing things this year that I wanted to reminisce on. 

- Graduating 
Graduating with a First was honestly one of the proudest moments of my life. I am not one for feeling proud of myself, but I genuinely thought I had achieved a 2:1, so being able to celebrate achieving higher was amazing. University was the best time of my life, and although leaving that era behind me was arguably one of the most emotional things I have had to do, I could not be more proud of the things I achieved in those three years. 

- Nice 
I don't mean nice as in nice/bad, I mean my holiday to Nice with my then housemates. The five of us decided we needed one last adventure together before we went our separate ways, and we decided Nice was the perfect place, with there being both a beach and cities to explore. We went to Cannes, Monaco, and stayed in a beautiful Air BnB, and managed to do the whole thing on a fairly decent budget. The weather was insane, the company was fab, and I would recommend Nice to anyone.

- Getting a Job 
Lastly, getting a job would have to be one of the highlights of the year. When I say getting a job after graduation is super hard, I mean it. I had lost almost all hope of getting a job, let alone one I would enjoy. But luckily, I managed to get one in late September, and I can say that it is a job I do enjoy. 

Here are some pictures from this year...



So that is a summary of my year, what I've loved, and what I have accomplished. I'd love to know what some of your favourites and highlights of the year were, let me know below!

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