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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!


  1. I've just started using the Pixi Glow Tonic and I love it! xx

    Gemma Louise

  2. Awh looks like you had a fab year!!x

    Francesca |


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