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Hey Everyone! Hope you are all well! I have been so incredibly busy recently with not just my blog but also work. I'm currently working non-stop so I am getting incredibly tired and drowsy meaning I don't really have the time or energy to do the things I love such as see my friends or spend time with family or even work on this blog. However I've decided that I will make effort and doing 'Blogmas' on my blog. I managed to successfully do it last year and I'm more motivated then ever to get some exciting new content for you throughout December. That's right, that'll be 25 posts this blogmas including this one! I'm so exciting for you to read what I have for you but before I ramble on too much let me get back into the point of this post.

It is officially the last day of November which means that if you're still feeling guilty for singing Christmas songs into your hairbrush or putting up your decorations, you can stop that right now as it's officially the first of December tomorrow! How exciting! I am super exciting to come back from work, wrap up nice and warm with a mug of hot chocolate in front of the TV and watch all my favorite Christmas films like Love Actually, The Holiday, Home Alone and of course The Polar Express! However there is now a new Christmas film coming to the scenes which you should definitely check out.

Christmas With The Coopers is a brand new film that is supposed to be the next Love Actually which is all very exciting. I won't give to much away but it's basically abour four generations of a family that come together to have their annual Christmas Eve celebrations. However, of course, there are a turn of many events throughout this evening. Will it bond them or break them? I guess you'll have to watch it to find out! However below is the trailer if you are interested in this film.


The films features some absolutely incredible actors and actresses as well which include Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia), Diane Keaton (Father Of The Bride, The Godfather Trilogy) and John Goodman (The Hangover Part 3) plus many more actors and actresses.  I've watched the trailer about 50 times now and each time it makes me more and more exciting and definitely gets me in the festive spirit. Family is one of the most important parts of Christmas and is a time to truly appreciate them so I'm super excited to see how the family in this film deal with the ups and downs of one of the most special nights of the year.



I don't know about you but I'll certainly be sitting around this Christmas period watching a load of films including Christmas With The Coopers with a nice flat white martini in my hands which includes the amazing drink that is Baileys. I absolutely love this drink. It's basically an Irish whiskey that is woven with fresh irish dairy cream and contains little hints of cocoa and vanilla. Below is a little extract about Baileys if you've never heard of them before.

''The Whiskey compliments the full richness of the fresh irish dairy cream, cocoa and heavenly vanilla that all go into the secret recipe. Together they create a multi-award winning taste sensation for you to enjoy. Baileys believe in staying true to their roots so every bottle of baileys is produced and bottled exclusively in Ireland'

I don't know about you but doesn't this sound like the perfect drink for the festive period?! I just can't wait to get cosy on the sofa with a film and have a glass of this in my hands. Just the perfect film companion.

Christmas With The Coopers is out tomorrow, the 1st December so if you're in the mood for a little Christmassy night with your boyfriend/girlfriend or even your friends or family but don't want to spend it at home or spend it out in the cold or even go to the cinema to see The Hunger Games or James Bond then this will be perfect for you. I'll hopefully be seeing it on my next evening off and I'm super excited as I already know I will absolutely love it! Who doesn't love a Christmassy film?

How do you and your family celebrate Christmas? Do you have any special traditions? 
Hugs and Kisses

*Sponsored by Entertainment One but all opinions are as always my own*

Blogmas Day One | Celebrate Christmas In Style With The Coopers

Hey Everyone! Hope you are all well! I have been so incredibly busy recently with not just my blog but also work. I'm currently working non-stop so I am getting incredibly tired and drowsy meaning I don't really have the time or energy to do the things I love such as see my friends or spend time with family or even work on this blog. However I've decided that I will make effort and doing 'Blogmas' on my blog. I managed to successfully do it last year and I'm more motivated then ever to get some exciting new content for you throughout December. That's right, that'll be 25 posts this blogmas including this one! I'm so exciting for you to read what I have for you but before I ramble on too much let me get back into the point of this post.

It is officially the last day of November which means that if you're still feeling guilty for singing Christmas songs into your hairbrush or putting up your decorations, you can stop that right now as it's officially the first of December tomorrow! How exciting! I am super exciting to come back from work, wrap up nice and warm with a mug of hot chocolate in front of the TV and watch all my favorite Christmas films like Love Actually, The Holiday, Home Alone and of course The Polar Express! However there is now a new Christmas film coming to the scenes which you should definitely check out.

Christmas With The Coopers is a brand new film that is supposed to be the next Love Actually which is all very exciting. I won't give to much away but it's basically abour four generations of a family that come together to have their annual Christmas Eve celebrations. However, of course, there are a turn of many events throughout this evening. Will it bond them or break them? I guess you'll have to watch it to find out! However below is the trailer if you are interested in this film.


The films features some absolutely incredible actors and actresses as well which include Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia), Diane Keaton (Father Of The Bride, The Godfather Trilogy) and John Goodman (The Hangover Part 3) plus many more actors and actresses.  I've watched the trailer about 50 times now and each time it makes me more and more exciting and definitely gets me in the festive spirit. Family is one of the most important parts of Christmas and is a time to truly appreciate them so I'm super excited to see how the family in this film deal with the ups and downs of one of the most special nights of the year.



I don't know about you but I'll certainly be sitting around this Christmas period watching a load of films including Christmas With The Coopers with a nice flat white martini in my hands which includes the amazing drink that is Baileys. I absolutely love this drink. It's basically an Irish whiskey that is woven with fresh irish dairy cream and contains little hints of cocoa and vanilla. Below is a little extract about Baileys if you've never heard of them before.

''The Whiskey compliments the full richness of the fresh irish dairy cream, cocoa and heavenly vanilla that all go into the secret recipe. Together they create a multi-award winning taste sensation for you to enjoy. Baileys believe in staying true to their roots so every bottle of baileys is produced and bottled exclusively in Ireland'

I don't know about you but doesn't this sound like the perfect drink for the festive period?! I just can't wait to get cosy on the sofa with a film and have a glass of this in my hands. Just the perfect film companion.

Christmas With The Coopers is out tomorrow, the 1st December so if you're in the mood for a little Christmassy night with your boyfriend/girlfriend or even your friends or family but don't want to spend it at home or spend it out in the cold or even go to the cinema to see The Hunger Games or James Bond then this will be perfect for you. I'll hopefully be seeing it on my next evening off and I'm super excited as I already know I will absolutely love it! Who doesn't love a Christmassy film?

How do you and your family celebrate Christmas? Do you have any special traditions? 
Hugs and Kisses

*Sponsored by Entertainment One but all opinions are as always my own*

Hey Everyone! Hope you are all well! Before I start this post I'd like to start off by saying a massive thank you to everyone who has commented on my blog posts recently. Unfortunately due to full time work I have been unable to sit down and just respond to everyone at the moment but I have read all of them and your kind words really do mean a lot to me. I promise I will get round to replying to them all soon but I just wanted to let you all know that your words haven't gone un-noticed. 

Today I thought that I'd do a post that I always love reading on other blogs and always enjoy writing and that is a 'What's In My Bag' post. I haven't written one of these in ages and to be honest I haven't really gone out and bought a new bag because I've been so busy working that I haven't even really had a chance to go out properly and shop! However I was watching the lovely Alix from ICovetThee on youtube and she did a video featuring this bag from Kurt Geiger and I fell in love with it instantly. Keep reading to find out why. 


The bag is from Kurt Geiger and is the Frances Lock Croc Bag. It's no big secret now how much I love burgundy/wine shades for this time of year. It's my favorite color and I just love how autumnal and wintery the color is. I absolutely love this bag not just because of the color but because it's such a lovely size as well as being a cross body meaning that it is perfect for wearing across coats and jackets. Winter is that time of year where we are all wearing big jackets, coats and scarfs. The last thing we need is a big heavy bag to add on top of all that. I love that this bag is small enough to be a cross body but big enough to hold everything I need inside it. It's just ideal.

As you can see from the photos about the bag has got two sides to it. The front which is fastened by a gold twisty type buckle thing (can you tell how good I am at describing things) is the more secure side and it's basically the front of the bag when you put your bag on. I tend to keep more of my most valuable things in this side of the bag. The back of the bag is also fastened by a snapper but I feel this is less secure than the front, obviously so I tend to keep all my less valuable thing in that side of the bag.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                               
Before I start getting into this post I did not take out or add anything to this bag for the sake of this blog post. The only things I removed were old receipts, tissues and coins which are now in my bag. Now that that's out of the way here are the things I tend to keep in my bag.

iPhone: For reading blogs, tweeting away and taking a million instagram photos and snapchats!
iPod Touch: For listening to music when I'm going to work or heading into London.
Glazed Apple Handcream: I love this handcream from the body shop. Super moisturising for the winter and really do my hands wonders. Plus smells incredible!
Smints: When you work with the public on a daily basis having nice smelling breath is a must!
Purse: For holding all my cards and cash that I'll need on a daily basis.
House Keys: Never a good thing when I forget them!
Lip Products: My go to lipsticks for everyday featuring Revlon and Mac!
Chewing Gum: Serves the same purpose as smints.
Tissues: A must for the winter months as I get very sniffly.
Headphones Case: I keep an extra pair of headphones in here and leave the case in my bag permantely as there's nothing worse then getting on the tube and realising you have no entertainment.
Oyster Card: Can't get to work without this! Bring on the day I pass my driving test.

So those are all the things I kept in this bag when I opened it up. However there are also some extras I tend to keep in my bag as well which are not photographed. These are:

Hand Sanitizer: Again a must for the tube
Small Umbrella: I live in London...need I say more?
Mini Perfume: To avoid that dreaded BO stench on tubes and buses
Portable iPhone Charger: I have an iPhone. Therefore it's a must!
Snacks: In case I feel a little bit peckish. I'm loving the little graze snack boxes at the moment!
Small Bottle Of Water: To keep hydrated whilst on the go. I never really drink enough water so now I'm trying to drink more every day, It's just so important!
A Book: At the moment I'm reading 'I Heart Christmas' by Lindsey Kelk and I absolutely love it.

There we have it. A sneak peek into my bag. I know these posts are not everybody's cup of tea however I also know how nosey some of us are and how we love taking a peek inside of other's handbags. If you are interest in this bag then just click HERE to read more about it. The bag normally comes at a pricey £69.00 but it's currently on sale for £31.20 which is what I got it for. I find that amazing for how good a bag this is. It comes in two shades as well, the wine shade that I got and a black color which might be more appealing as it'll go with everything.


Apart from the essentials do you keep any unusual things in your bag? 
Hugs and Kisses

What's In My Bag? | Autumn/Winter Edition feat Kurt Geiger


Hey Everyone! Hope you are all well! Before I start this post I'd like to start off by saying a massive thank you to everyone who has commented on my blog posts recently. Unfortunately due to full time work I have been unable to sit down and just respond to everyone at the moment but I have read all of them and your kind words really do mean a lot to me. I promise I will get round to replying to them all soon but I just wanted to let you all know that your words haven't gone un-noticed. 

Today I thought that I'd do a post that I always love reading on other blogs and always enjoy writing and that is a 'What's In My Bag' post. I haven't written one of these in ages and to be honest I haven't really gone out and bought a new bag because I've been so busy working that I haven't even really had a chance to go out properly and shop! However I was watching the lovely Alix from ICovetThee on youtube and she did a video featuring this bag from Kurt Geiger and I fell in love with it instantly. Keep reading to find out why. 


The bag is from Kurt Geiger and is the Frances Lock Croc Bag. It's no big secret now how much I love burgundy/wine shades for this time of year. It's my favorite color and I just love how autumnal and wintery the color is. I absolutely love this bag not just because of the color but because it's such a lovely size as well as being a cross body meaning that it is perfect for wearing across coats and jackets. Winter is that time of year where we are all wearing big jackets, coats and scarfs. The last thing we need is a big heavy bag to add on top of all that. I love that this bag is small enough to be a cross body but big enough to hold everything I need inside it. It's just ideal.

As you can see from the photos about the bag has got two sides to it. The front which is fastened by a gold twisty type buckle thing (can you tell how good I am at describing things) is the more secure side and it's basically the front of the bag when you put your bag on. I tend to keep more of my most valuable things in this side of the bag. The back of the bag is also fastened by a snapper but I feel this is less secure than the front, obviously so I tend to keep all my less valuable thing in that side of the bag.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                               
Before I start getting into this post I did not take out or add anything to this bag for the sake of this blog post. The only things I removed were old receipts, tissues and coins which are now in my bag. Now that that's out of the way here are the things I tend to keep in my bag.

iPhone: For reading blogs, tweeting away and taking a million instagram photos and snapchats!
iPod Touch: For listening to music when I'm going to work or heading into London.
Glazed Apple Handcream: I love this handcream from the body shop. Super moisturising for the winter and really do my hands wonders. Plus smells incredible!
Smints: When you work with the public on a daily basis having nice smelling breath is a must!
Purse: For holding all my cards and cash that I'll need on a daily basis.
House Keys: Never a good thing when I forget them!
Lip Products: My go to lipsticks for everyday featuring Revlon and Mac!
Chewing Gum: Serves the same purpose as smints.
Tissues: A must for the winter months as I get very sniffly.
Headphones Case: I keep an extra pair of headphones in here and leave the case in my bag permantely as there's nothing worse then getting on the tube and realising you have no entertainment.
Oyster Card: Can't get to work without this! Bring on the day I pass my driving test.

So those are all the things I kept in this bag when I opened it up. However there are also some extras I tend to keep in my bag as well which are not photographed. These are:

Hand Sanitizer: Again a must for the tube
Small Umbrella: I live in London...need I say more?
Mini Perfume: To avoid that dreaded BO stench on tubes and buses
Portable iPhone Charger: I have an iPhone. Therefore it's a must!
Snacks: In case I feel a little bit peckish. I'm loving the little graze snack boxes at the moment!
Small Bottle Of Water: To keep hydrated whilst on the go. I never really drink enough water so now I'm trying to drink more every day, It's just so important!
A Book: At the moment I'm reading 'I Heart Christmas' by Lindsey Kelk and I absolutely love it.

There we have it. A sneak peek into my bag. I know these posts are not everybody's cup of tea however I also know how nosey some of us are and how we love taking a peek inside of other's handbags. If you are interest in this bag then just click HERE to read more about it. The bag normally comes at a pricey £69.00 but it's currently on sale for £31.20 which is what I got it for. I find that amazing for how good a bag this is. It comes in two shades as well, the wine shade that I got and a black color which might be more appealing as it'll go with everything.


Apart from the essentials do you keep any unusual things in your bag? 
Hugs and Kisses

Following on from my 'Happiness Post' last week I wanted to do a post today spreading the love. At the moment I'm sure we'll all agree that there just isn't enough of that being spread around at the moment. So today I wanted to do a post telling you about five bloggers who inspire me on a daily basis, whose blogs I love and who I really look up to. Keep on reading to find out who they are and why I admire them.


DizzyBrunette
Corrie never ever fails to make me laugh and smile. She's such a lovely girl and her blog is definitely one that inspires me and will always be a firm favorite of mine. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous but her quirky personality just shines through her blog so much as well. You feel like she's a friend talking to you and as a blogger I think that's such a great trait to have. Her posts are always full of light and happiness and even when she's having a down day and is sharing that on her blog you still smile as she's never negative and I absolutely love that.

EmTalks 
I talk about this girl all the time as it's only in the last year I've spoken to her and actually watched her youtube and blog grow. She inspires me so much when it comes to fitness and just being a better person. Her figure is gorgeous and she always posts about routines in the gym she has done and there is even a whole video on youtube showing you different workouts you can do which I absolutely love. Normally when I watch fitness videos I end up feeling just that little bit worse about myself because some can make you feel seriously patronizing. However Em does the complete opposite and is always super encouraging. I feel like when it comes to motivation Em's blog is definitely the blog to turn to.

VeryBerryCosmo 
One of the loveliest bloggers I have ever spoken too is the lovely Kayleigh. Although I will admit recently I haven't really spoken to her purely because I've rarely been online and had the time to read blogs and because I know she's busy with uni too! However I still read her blog and I just love it. I love how she blogs about literally everything and how open and honest she is about certain situations and other things that she's been through as well. Some of the things she posts on her blog are just so important but is rarely stuff other bloggers post about and I think that's so inspiring that she has enough confidence to say 'I've gone through this and even though it's been tough other girls need to know this too'. I just love that attitude. She's just such a lovely girl and her honesty on her blog is definitely something that inspires me.

What Olivia Did
When it comes to style and fashion Olivia is the number one blog for me to turn too. Her style is always incredible and her photos are just a massive inspiration for me. She's also such a lovely girl and I love keeping up to date with what she gets up to not only on her blog but on her snap chat too as she's always so cheerful and positive.

Wonderful You 
I absolutely adore Meg and she is one person I really hope I get to meet one day. She definitely inspires me. I've been following her blog for a few years now and I've seen and read about struggles she has gone through in life which has been hard to read as it's so heartbreaking but she always makes up for it by posting about how she beat all the stuff she's gone through as well as offering advice to people who may be struggling through the same thing. She's one of the most beautiful, kind strongest people I've ever come across online and I really hope I get to meet her to thank her for helping me with my own confidence.

I really loved writing this post. These girls are all such strong independent inspiring woman who definitely make this world a better place and I love finding their views and opinions on this as well as seeing how much they want to help others as well. If you're not already you should definitely check out their blogs and let me know in the comments what you think. If you already follow them and then inspire you too then be sure to let me know why as I'd love to know.

Are there any other bloggers who inspire you personally? 
Hugs and Kisses

Five Of The Most Inspirational Bloggers


Following on from my 'Happiness Post' last week I wanted to do a post today spreading the love. At the moment I'm sure we'll all agree that there just isn't enough of that being spread around at the moment. So today I wanted to do a post telling you about five bloggers who inspire me on a daily basis, whose blogs I love and who I really look up to. Keep on reading to find out who they are and why I admire them.


DizzyBrunette
Corrie never ever fails to make me laugh and smile. She's such a lovely girl and her blog is definitely one that inspires me and will always be a firm favorite of mine. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous but her quirky personality just shines through her blog so much as well. You feel like she's a friend talking to you and as a blogger I think that's such a great trait to have. Her posts are always full of light and happiness and even when she's having a down day and is sharing that on her blog you still smile as she's never negative and I absolutely love that.

EmTalks 
I talk about this girl all the time as it's only in the last year I've spoken to her and actually watched her youtube and blog grow. She inspires me so much when it comes to fitness and just being a better person. Her figure is gorgeous and she always posts about routines in the gym she has done and there is even a whole video on youtube showing you different workouts you can do which I absolutely love. Normally when I watch fitness videos I end up feeling just that little bit worse about myself because some can make you feel seriously patronizing. However Em does the complete opposite and is always super encouraging. I feel like when it comes to motivation Em's blog is definitely the blog to turn to.

VeryBerryCosmo 
One of the loveliest bloggers I have ever spoken too is the lovely Kayleigh. Although I will admit recently I haven't really spoken to her purely because I've rarely been online and had the time to read blogs and because I know she's busy with uni too! However I still read her blog and I just love it. I love how she blogs about literally everything and how open and honest she is about certain situations and other things that she's been through as well. Some of the things she posts on her blog are just so important but is rarely stuff other bloggers post about and I think that's so inspiring that she has enough confidence to say 'I've gone through this and even though it's been tough other girls need to know this too'. I just love that attitude. She's just such a lovely girl and her honesty on her blog is definitely something that inspires me.

What Olivia Did
When it comes to style and fashion Olivia is the number one blog for me to turn too. Her style is always incredible and her photos are just a massive inspiration for me. She's also such a lovely girl and I love keeping up to date with what she gets up to not only on her blog but on her snap chat too as she's always so cheerful and positive.

Wonderful You 
I absolutely adore Meg and she is one person I really hope I get to meet one day. She definitely inspires me. I've been following her blog for a few years now and I've seen and read about struggles she has gone through in life which has been hard to read as it's so heartbreaking but she always makes up for it by posting about how she beat all the stuff she's gone through as well as offering advice to people who may be struggling through the same thing. She's one of the most beautiful, kind strongest people I've ever come across online and I really hope I get to meet her to thank her for helping me with my own confidence.

I really loved writing this post. These girls are all such strong independent inspiring woman who definitely make this world a better place and I love finding their views and opinions on this as well as seeing how much they want to help others as well. If you're not already you should definitely check out their blogs and let me know in the comments what you think. If you already follow them and then inspire you too then be sure to let me know why as I'd love to know.

Are there any other bloggers who inspire you personally? 
Hugs and Kisses

Hey Everyone! So today I thought I would do a review of what was one of my favorite perfumes of Summer 2015. Yes I know you're probably thinking well this is definitely overdue however I thought I'd do a review of this perfume anyway as with Christmas coming up you're probably already starting to get ahead with your Christmas shopping and you just never know, this could be right up somebody's street. Keep reading to find out why I love this perfume so much. 

I've always been a huge fan of Marc Jacobs perfumes. My friends always use it and every time I'm in the Perfume Shop or Debenhams I always have to give them a sniff. Unfortunately I was never really able to afford my own Marc Jacobs perfume but after I got my new job I decided that in the summer I would purchase this and I absolutely love it. It's such a gorgeous scent. 

The first thing I love about this perfume is the gorgeous bottle. This is probably my favorite shade of blue and I absolutely love the little daisies that are on the lid and the bottle itself. It adds such a gorgeous touch to the bottle. When it comes to perfumes, packaging is definitely an important factor as I always look for pretty little things to sit on my dressing table and bed side table so I was super pleased at how nice this actually looked. 

Now getting on to the main perfume itself. I absolutely love it. It's definitely an extremely strong fruity scent which I absolutely love as it means it will last a lot longer. I haven't got time to keep spraying perfume throughout the day so I absolutely love that this lasts a long time. The perfume contains notes of blackberry, pear and grapefruit. If you have been following my blog for a while then you will know how much I love sweeter scents so this just ticks all the boxes for me. It also contains middle notes of jasmine, lychee and blue wisteria and the base notes consists of musks, whitewood and coconut water. 


Overall I absolutely love this little perfume. It was definitely my perfume of choice for the summer months for any time of the day really. I think it's such a versatile little fragrance. Now that it is coming towards the winter months I am looking for something a little richer and less fruity but I will still be turning to this perfume on some occasions as I think it is an extremely gorgeous scent that will be perfect for some events I have coming up too! I definitely think this will be a lovely Christmas present as it is a scent most women will love! If you've tried this perfume or the original Daisy Dream then be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Have you tried this or any other Marc Jacobs perfumes? Which one is your favorite? 
Hugs and Kisses

Review | Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Forever Perfume


Hey Everyone! So today I thought I would do a review of what was one of my favorite perfumes of Summer 2015. Yes I know you're probably thinking well this is definitely overdue however I thought I'd do a review of this perfume anyway as with Christmas coming up you're probably already starting to get ahead with your Christmas shopping and you just never know, this could be right up somebody's street. Keep reading to find out why I love this perfume so much. 

I've always been a huge fan of Marc Jacobs perfumes. My friends always use it and every time I'm in the Perfume Shop or Debenhams I always have to give them a sniff. Unfortunately I was never really able to afford my own Marc Jacobs perfume but after I got my new job I decided that in the summer I would purchase this and I absolutely love it. It's such a gorgeous scent. 

The first thing I love about this perfume is the gorgeous bottle. This is probably my favorite shade of blue and I absolutely love the little daisies that are on the lid and the bottle itself. It adds such a gorgeous touch to the bottle. When it comes to perfumes, packaging is definitely an important factor as I always look for pretty little things to sit on my dressing table and bed side table so I was super pleased at how nice this actually looked. 

Now getting on to the main perfume itself. I absolutely love it. It's definitely an extremely strong fruity scent which I absolutely love as it means it will last a lot longer. I haven't got time to keep spraying perfume throughout the day so I absolutely love that this lasts a long time. The perfume contains notes of blackberry, pear and grapefruit. If you have been following my blog for a while then you will know how much I love sweeter scents so this just ticks all the boxes for me. It also contains middle notes of jasmine, lychee and blue wisteria and the base notes consists of musks, whitewood and coconut water. 


Overall I absolutely love this little perfume. It was definitely my perfume of choice for the summer months for any time of the day really. I think it's such a versatile little fragrance. Now that it is coming towards the winter months I am looking for something a little richer and less fruity but I will still be turning to this perfume on some occasions as I think it is an extremely gorgeous scent that will be perfect for some events I have coming up too! I definitely think this will be a lovely Christmas present as it is a scent most women will love! If you've tried this perfume or the original Daisy Dream then be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Have you tried this or any other Marc Jacobs perfumes? Which one is your favorite? 
Hugs and Kisses

When it comes to blogging and social media I've always been one to use the bare minimum. However now that I have a full time job and it's been hard to juggle blogging, and keeping up my presence on social media with regards to posting blog links I've been taking the time to look for different links, tools and apps that can help with this so I don't need to worry. I've come up with around 5 different tools that I think you, yourself will find very useful. Enjoy!

Hootsuite 
I absolutely love this app. This is perfect for scheduling tweets on the go if you're like me and don't really get time when you're at work or out with your friends to check twitter or your blog and remind them of previous posts or to remind them of your bloglovin' link or any other tweets you can think of that you might want to schedule. It's not an app I use for everything, just to remind people of old posts but it's so useful if you want to keep your presence up on twitter. It's so easy and simple to use.

UnrollMe 
Right now in my inbox I have around 900 unread emails. That is actually mental and even the thought of it is making me nauseous. However when I get time I will definitely be using this little website to help me get rid of them. What this app does is basically unsubscribe to emails you might have previous subscribed too. Sometimes when you want to access a website or even when you tick that dreaded 'send me more information' box when placing an order you'll suddenly get twice as many emails appear in your inbox than you ever cared to have. This helps and you can definitely de-clutter your inbox. I've used it before and it is a lifesaver. It's definitely a place I'll be heading once this post is published!

VSCOCam
This is one of the most popular photo apps out there at the moment for bloggers and if you're a blogger reading this you probably already use this but if you don't it's basically a photo editing app. It has so many good features on it and it is an app that I use to edit all my instagram photos and even my blog photos some times. I don't really have the time to just sit in front of my laptop and edit photos now like I used to so when I'm on the train home from work I just sit on the train and edit them so they are ready to be uploaded on blogger. It's such an amazing app!

Ifttt.Com
Remember those good old days when you could post a photo to twitter and it would appear in the twitter feed as a photo and not just as a link? Well with this app it does exactly that! I've recently discovered this and I absolutely love it. I've only used it once or twice but it's great if you really want to post a photo on instagram but also want it to appear on twitter.

Evernote
I absolutely love this app. I know there is already a notes section on most phones but I just find that for bloggers this works the best. There are so many things you can do. You can set reminders, draft up blog posts, take photos, create to-do lists and even chat on there as well if you have contacts on gmail. I absolutely love it and I think it's a godsend for bloggers. I never really use the notes on my phone as I just prefer to use this so much more.

Flickr
I'm sure most of you bloggers will agree that when we take a photo and import it via blogger the quality is dramatically decreased. However when you impost it through flickr the quality stays the same. I think it's a better way to import your photos to blogger as they just look so much better. Definitely a site I need to use more myself as sometimes I get too lazy and just import them via blogger instead purely because it's quicker.

Pinterest 
I know most of us use this site already but I thought I'd include it anyway as I absolutely love pinterest. It's such an amazing app for finding inspiration for blog posts or outfits or recipes. You can find virtually everything on there and I absolutely love it. If you don't use it already I would highly recommend it. It's super easy to use.

Grammarly
If you're a blogger who writes a post but then is worried about the grammar in it then this website is absolutely perfect for you. I was introduced to this by a friend when I was at university and I found it so incredibly useful. If there's any spelling mistakes or anything like that within a text then this will highlight it which means you won't need to worry about the grammar nazis! Win-Win!

So there we have it. 8 tools, apps and websites that will hopefully help you and come in useful whether you're a blogger or not. When I started blogging a post like this is definitely something I could have done with reading as it would have definitely saved me a lot of embarrassment and time and what have you. If you use any of these apps then be sure to let me know in the comments below what you think of them and if you use them and have found a positive change then also let me know.

Are there any other apps or websites you can think of that are useful for bloggers? 
Hugs and Kisses

8 Useful Tools, Apps & Websites For Bloggers


When it comes to blogging and social media I've always been one to use the bare minimum. However now that I have a full time job and it's been hard to juggle blogging, and keeping up my presence on social media with regards to posting blog links I've been taking the time to look for different links, tools and apps that can help with this so I don't need to worry. I've come up with around 5 different tools that I think you, yourself will find very useful. Enjoy!

Hootsuite 
I absolutely love this app. This is perfect for scheduling tweets on the go if you're like me and don't really get time when you're at work or out with your friends to check twitter or your blog and remind them of previous posts or to remind them of your bloglovin' link or any other tweets you can think of that you might want to schedule. It's not an app I use for everything, just to remind people of old posts but it's so useful if you want to keep your presence up on twitter. It's so easy and simple to use.

UnrollMe 
Right now in my inbox I have around 900 unread emails. That is actually mental and even the thought of it is making me nauseous. However when I get time I will definitely be using this little website to help me get rid of them. What this app does is basically unsubscribe to emails you might have previous subscribed too. Sometimes when you want to access a website or even when you tick that dreaded 'send me more information' box when placing an order you'll suddenly get twice as many emails appear in your inbox than you ever cared to have. This helps and you can definitely de-clutter your inbox. I've used it before and it is a lifesaver. It's definitely a place I'll be heading once this post is published!

VSCOCam
This is one of the most popular photo apps out there at the moment for bloggers and if you're a blogger reading this you probably already use this but if you don't it's basically a photo editing app. It has so many good features on it and it is an app that I use to edit all my instagram photos and even my blog photos some times. I don't really have the time to just sit in front of my laptop and edit photos now like I used to so when I'm on the train home from work I just sit on the train and edit them so they are ready to be uploaded on blogger. It's such an amazing app!

Ifttt.Com
Remember those good old days when you could post a photo to twitter and it would appear in the twitter feed as a photo and not just as a link? Well with this app it does exactly that! I've recently discovered this and I absolutely love it. I've only used it once or twice but it's great if you really want to post a photo on instagram but also want it to appear on twitter.

Evernote
I absolutely love this app. I know there is already a notes section on most phones but I just find that for bloggers this works the best. There are so many things you can do. You can set reminders, draft up blog posts, take photos, create to-do lists and even chat on there as well if you have contacts on gmail. I absolutely love it and I think it's a godsend for bloggers. I never really use the notes on my phone as I just prefer to use this so much more.

Flickr
I'm sure most of you bloggers will agree that when we take a photo and import it via blogger the quality is dramatically decreased. However when you impost it through flickr the quality stays the same. I think it's a better way to import your photos to blogger as they just look so much better. Definitely a site I need to use more myself as sometimes I get too lazy and just import them via blogger instead purely because it's quicker.

Pinterest 
I know most of us use this site already but I thought I'd include it anyway as I absolutely love pinterest. It's such an amazing app for finding inspiration for blog posts or outfits or recipes. You can find virtually everything on there and I absolutely love it. If you don't use it already I would highly recommend it. It's super easy to use.

Grammarly
If you're a blogger who writes a post but then is worried about the grammar in it then this website is absolutely perfect for you. I was introduced to this by a friend when I was at university and I found it so incredibly useful. If there's any spelling mistakes or anything like that within a text then this will highlight it which means you won't need to worry about the grammar nazis! Win-Win!

So there we have it. 8 tools, apps and websites that will hopefully help you and come in useful whether you're a blogger or not. When I started blogging a post like this is definitely something I could have done with reading as it would have definitely saved me a lot of embarrassment and time and what have you. If you use any of these apps then be sure to let me know in the comments below what you think of them and if you use them and have found a positive change then also let me know.

Are there any other apps or websites you can think of that are useful for bloggers? 
Hugs and Kisses

Hey guys!! Hope you are all well! Today is a very different post from me and I guess you could say it's the first one of my Christmas posts for this festive season! How incredible exciting. Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. I absolutely love it. However this year I'm sadly working throughout the whole of the Christmas period which saddens me a lot. However writing this post is definitely going to get me in the festive mood. Keep reading to find out more.


In the past couple of years or so Christmas Jumpers have become increasingly more popular. Last year every instagram shot was a Christmas jumper shot. I love Christmas jumpers too and think they are absolutely amazing. Not only are they incredible festive but they are also incredibly stylish and will suit virtually anyone as well as going with anything in your wardrobe too! So I was extremely excited when the lovely Boohoo got in touch and asked me to pick a Christmas jumper. This was a very difficult choice however I chose to opt for something that wasn't only festive but something I could wear long after Christmas throughout the entire winter period. You all know how much I love burgundy and as I'm a brunette too this jumper was just made for me! I love the style and the fit and I think it will look absolutely amazing over the top of collared shirts however it also looks incredibly stylish on it's own as well.


So now the point of this post? Well these christmas jumpers are part of their #WeAreFamily campaign. Be sure to watch the advert above if you haven't yet checked it out. I absolutely love it and the song is definitely one of my favorites. I absolutely love it. Christmas is definitely family time. But what exactly does family mean to me?

Family are the people in your life who are there to support and encourage you and help you through the good and bad times through your life. They are the people who have been with you since before you entered this world. They have seen you grow up and have seen you at your worst and best and have helped you grow into the person you are today. Whenever life gets a little hard or tough then you know your family are always there for you as their love is unconditional and they will always be there for you even though they may drive you crazy at times and I think Christmas is the perfect time to say thank you and appreciate all that they have done for you.

However, I also think friends are important part as well. I have a few friends in my life who I would definitely consider as family as they have been there for me through the times when my actual family were not there. They have also seen me at my worst and have helped encourage me and support me and also been there for me through the tough times and are the people to tell me when I'm about to make a silly mistake. I think it's so important again to surround yourself with friends this time of year to say thank you.

Now onto the blogging community. Some bloggers I've been speaking to and following for years. Some of them I would definitely call friends. I'm not want to really rant on twitter or post things as I do try to keep it positive however when I do the blogging community always send out such lovely, encouraging and inspiring tweets which help encourage and pick me up and put me in a better mood which I think it so important. The blogging community is a little family within itself, always supporting and encouraging one another and I think that's so lovely. Since I've been blogging I've met the loveliest girls and guys and I'm so grateful to have these people in my life.

I'll end this post here by saying thank you to Boohoo for letting me be a part of this campaign and just a thank you to all my family and friends as well as you in the blogging community who are reading this. With everything that has gone on in the world lately I'm holding on to my family and friends just that little bit closer this Christmas as without them I would be nowhere today and I encourage you all to do the same. Despite arguments and tantrums we have with various people in our lives the love we have is always unconditional.

What does family mean to you this Christmas?
Hugs and Kisses

*This post was sponsored by Boohoo but as always all opinions are my own*

Boohoo's #WeAreFamily Campaign


Hey guys!! Hope you are all well! Today is a very different post from me and I guess you could say it's the first one of my Christmas posts for this festive season! How incredible exciting. Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. I absolutely love it. However this year I'm sadly working throughout the whole of the Christmas period which saddens me a lot. However writing this post is definitely going to get me in the festive mood. Keep reading to find out more.


In the past couple of years or so Christmas Jumpers have become increasingly more popular. Last year every instagram shot was a Christmas jumper shot. I love Christmas jumpers too and think they are absolutely amazing. Not only are they incredible festive but they are also incredibly stylish and will suit virtually anyone as well as going with anything in your wardrobe too! So I was extremely excited when the lovely Boohoo got in touch and asked me to pick a Christmas jumper. This was a very difficult choice however I chose to opt for something that wasn't only festive but something I could wear long after Christmas throughout the entire winter period. You all know how much I love burgundy and as I'm a brunette too this jumper was just made for me! I love the style and the fit and I think it will look absolutely amazing over the top of collared shirts however it also looks incredibly stylish on it's own as well.


So now the point of this post? Well these christmas jumpers are part of their #WeAreFamily campaign. Be sure to watch the advert above if you haven't yet checked it out. I absolutely love it and the song is definitely one of my favorites. I absolutely love it. Christmas is definitely family time. But what exactly does family mean to me?

Family are the people in your life who are there to support and encourage you and help you through the good and bad times through your life. They are the people who have been with you since before you entered this world. They have seen you grow up and have seen you at your worst and best and have helped you grow into the person you are today. Whenever life gets a little hard or tough then you know your family are always there for you as their love is unconditional and they will always be there for you even though they may drive you crazy at times and I think Christmas is the perfect time to say thank you and appreciate all that they have done for you.

However, I also think friends are important part as well. I have a few friends in my life who I would definitely consider as family as they have been there for me through the times when my actual family were not there. They have also seen me at my worst and have helped encourage me and support me and also been there for me through the tough times and are the people to tell me when I'm about to make a silly mistake. I think it's so important again to surround yourself with friends this time of year to say thank you.

Now onto the blogging community. Some bloggers I've been speaking to and following for years. Some of them I would definitely call friends. I'm not want to really rant on twitter or post things as I do try to keep it positive however when I do the blogging community always send out such lovely, encouraging and inspiring tweets which help encourage and pick me up and put me in a better mood which I think it so important. The blogging community is a little family within itself, always supporting and encouraging one another and I think that's so lovely. Since I've been blogging I've met the loveliest girls and guys and I'm so grateful to have these people in my life.

I'll end this post here by saying thank you to Boohoo for letting me be a part of this campaign and just a thank you to all my family and friends as well as you in the blogging community who are reading this. With everything that has gone on in the world lately I'm holding on to my family and friends just that little bit closer this Christmas as without them I would be nowhere today and I encourage you all to do the same. Despite arguments and tantrums we have with various people in our lives the love we have is always unconditional.

What does family mean to you this Christmas?
Hugs and Kisses

*This post was sponsored by Boohoo but as always all opinions are my own*

With all the sadness, cruelty and heartbreak in the world lately it has been hard to be positive. I don't know if this is the same with you reading this but I personally have had such a heavy heart this week and I've been so incredibly emotional. However, I don't want this to be a negative post. I've decided that I would put together a little list of things to be happy about and things that will put a smile on your face. Yes these things may not be significant or hugely important but these are definitely things that can help put that smile back on your face if you are having a dull day. It's like Albus Dumbledore once said 'Happiness can be found even in the darkness of times, if one remembers to turn on the light'. Enjoy!

1. When your favorite TV show returns or a new season is put on netflix.

2. Having a pet greet you at the door and slobber you with kisses.

3. Freshly shaved legs

4. When your favorite song comes on the radio.

5. Going out for a meal with your family and friends.

6. Having a cosy night in with chocolate and films.

7. Lying in bed and listening to the rain and wind outside.  Hello Autumn/Winter!

8. Seeing all the Christmas decorations going up. Yes it's early but it still makes us smile!

9. Finding money you didn't know you had in an old bag or pocket.

10. Applying your make up and it looking flawless. High 5 to me!

11. Drinking hot chocolate on a cold day.

12. Discovering a song by a band or singer that you'd never heard of before and loving it!

13. Having an amazingly good hair day

14. Not having to set an alarm for the following day. Best thing ever.

15. Coming across old photographs of  you and your friends or family from years ago.

16. When you're walking down the street and someone you don't even know smiles at you.

17. When faith in humanity is slightly restored when you realise that the nation came together and raised over £37 million for Children In Need. Incredible!

18. Buying and putting on fresh new bedding.

19. Costa and Starbucks finally stocking all their new festive drinks. Hello White Hot Chocolates & Salted Caramel Lattes.

20. When you train or bus actually arrives on time.

21. Going into your favorite store and realizing they have a sale on!

22. Hearing children and babies laughing. Such a lovely sound!

23. Waking up to a good morning text from your partner or even just a best friend!

24. Receiving packages in the post.

25. Those days where you don't have to live by a clock!

26. Receiving a lovely comment on your blog or someone sending you a lovely tweet.

27. Paying off all your bills on time! Yay!

28. Finding our your favorite band or singer has released new music!

29. Singing along to a song and getting every single word correct!

30. People who work in customer service and still smile and say have a nice day when serving you.

31. Hearing 'I Love You' from your friends, family or other half.

32. Receiving compliments, We never believe them. But they still make us smile all the same!

33. Getting into a nice bath that's just the right temperature and has just the right amount of water in!

34. Having a disney movie marathon and being able to sing along to every single song word for word!

35. Cooking dinner for your family and it turning out to be extremely tasty and well cooked.

36. Going out or going home during rush hour and still being able to get a seat on the tube or bus.

37. Getting paid more on pay day than you expected too! Yay!

38. The excitement you get planning for a holiday abroad. Hello Mauritius in January 2016!

39. Having underwear that matches.

40. Those times you have with your friends and family that make you laugh until you cry.

41. Autumn/Winter Fashion. Tis' the season for woolly socks, woolly hates, scarfs and boots!

42. That feeling when you have a negative mind-set but then prove yourself completely wrong!

43. New stationary! Hello blogging, to-do and christmas planning lists!

44. Hearing Christmas songs already being played in some stores!

45. Being able to find the perfect pair of jeans.

46. Going to the gym and actually enjoying it! Yay!

47. Cold and frosty walks early in the morning.

48. Calling up a friend to have a quick chat and still being on the phone 3 hours later!

49. Passing a level on a game you thought you'd never be able to completely. Yes Candy Crush I'm looking at you!

50. The realization that despite all the difficulties we go through in life we will come our of them and become stronger and better people for it.


I hope this post made you smile. I know there's a lot of awful stuff going on in the world at the moment but it's important to keep on living our lives the way we always have as well as showing support. We only have one life and it's extremely important to be happy. Make sure you are happy and are enjoying your life and make sure to hold on to your loved ones just that little bit tighter as well as that's so incredibly important right now too.

Leave a comment below letting me know what things make you happy. 
Hugs and Kisses

50 Little Things That Will Put A Smile On Your Face


With all the sadness, cruelty and heartbreak in the world lately it has been hard to be positive. I don't know if this is the same with you reading this but I personally have had such a heavy heart this week and I've been so incredibly emotional. However, I don't want this to be a negative post. I've decided that I would put together a little list of things to be happy about and things that will put a smile on your face. Yes these things may not be significant or hugely important but these are definitely things that can help put that smile back on your face if you are having a dull day. It's like Albus Dumbledore once said 'Happiness can be found even in the darkness of times, if one remembers to turn on the light'. Enjoy!

1. When your favorite TV show returns or a new season is put on netflix.

2. Having a pet greet you at the door and slobber you with kisses.

3. Freshly shaved legs

4. When your favorite song comes on the radio.

5. Going out for a meal with your family and friends.

6. Having a cosy night in with chocolate and films.

7. Lying in bed and listening to the rain and wind outside.  Hello Autumn/Winter!

8. Seeing all the Christmas decorations going up. Yes it's early but it still makes us smile!

9. Finding money you didn't know you had in an old bag or pocket.

10. Applying your make up and it looking flawless. High 5 to me!

11. Drinking hot chocolate on a cold day.

12. Discovering a song by a band or singer that you'd never heard of before and loving it!

13. Having an amazingly good hair day

14. Not having to set an alarm for the following day. Best thing ever.

15. Coming across old photographs of  you and your friends or family from years ago.

16. When you're walking down the street and someone you don't even know smiles at you.

17. When faith in humanity is slightly restored when you realise that the nation came together and raised over £37 million for Children In Need. Incredible!

18. Buying and putting on fresh new bedding.

19. Costa and Starbucks finally stocking all their new festive drinks. Hello White Hot Chocolates & Salted Caramel Lattes.

20. When you train or bus actually arrives on time.

21. Going into your favorite store and realizing they have a sale on!

22. Hearing children and babies laughing. Such a lovely sound!

23. Waking up to a good morning text from your partner or even just a best friend!

24. Receiving packages in the post.

25. Those days where you don't have to live by a clock!

26. Receiving a lovely comment on your blog or someone sending you a lovely tweet.

27. Paying off all your bills on time! Yay!

28. Finding our your favorite band or singer has released new music!

29. Singing along to a song and getting every single word correct!

30. People who work in customer service and still smile and say have a nice day when serving you.

31. Hearing 'I Love You' from your friends, family or other half.

32. Receiving compliments, We never believe them. But they still make us smile all the same!

33. Getting into a nice bath that's just the right temperature and has just the right amount of water in!

34. Having a disney movie marathon and being able to sing along to every single song word for word!

35. Cooking dinner for your family and it turning out to be extremely tasty and well cooked.

36. Going out or going home during rush hour and still being able to get a seat on the tube or bus.

37. Getting paid more on pay day than you expected too! Yay!

38. The excitement you get planning for a holiday abroad. Hello Mauritius in January 2016!

39. Having underwear that matches.

40. Those times you have with your friends and family that make you laugh until you cry.

41. Autumn/Winter Fashion. Tis' the season for woolly socks, woolly hates, scarfs and boots!

42. That feeling when you have a negative mind-set but then prove yourself completely wrong!

43. New stationary! Hello blogging, to-do and christmas planning lists!

44. Hearing Christmas songs already being played in some stores!

45. Being able to find the perfect pair of jeans.

46. Going to the gym and actually enjoying it! Yay!

47. Cold and frosty walks early in the morning.

48. Calling up a friend to have a quick chat and still being on the phone 3 hours later!

49. Passing a level on a game you thought you'd never be able to completely. Yes Candy Crush I'm looking at you!

50. The realization that despite all the difficulties we go through in life we will come our of them and become stronger and better people for it.


I hope this post made you smile. I know there's a lot of awful stuff going on in the world at the moment but it's important to keep on living our lives the way we always have as well as showing support. We only have one life and it's extremely important to be happy. Make sure you are happy and are enjoying your life and make sure to hold on to your loved ones just that little bit tighter as well as that's so incredibly important right now too.

Leave a comment below letting me know what things make you happy. 
Hugs and Kisses

Hey Everyone! So I recently bought the new iPhone 6S in rose gold because I was in desperate need of a new phone and I decided that because I've worked so hard lately I thought why not treat myself to the new iPhon Yes I'm still not over the rose gold obsession yet. Sue me if you must! Anyway, I thought what perfect way to mark the occasion than to do a What I Got For My iPhone 6S post but instead of talking to you about every app and why I love them and what they do I thought I would just share what my favorite apps are. Enjoy!

Bloglovin' 
Well I can't write a blog post and not include Bloglovin' as one of my favorite apps now can I? I absolutely love this app! It's perfect for reading blogs on the go or saving them to read as well. I love just having a scroll through on the train to work or long journeys. It's also perfect for me at the moment as I am quite lacking in blog inspiration so this is perfect for coming across new and exciting ideas that I could maybe introduce to my blog as well. I love it.

Evernote
I love, love, love this app! It's literally a blogger, youtubers or anyone who likes being organised dream! I absolutely love using this app to write blog posts on the go or draft up ideas or quickly jot down any notes for work or anything else that springs to mind. I can keep everything in this app and I absolutely love it!

Instagram 
I've become a little bit obsessed with instagram lately. If you read my favorite instagram post from a few days ago (Link) then you will know how much I love scrolling through different photos and looking at different photography styles. I've become obsessed with posting photos on it myself lately and experimenting with different styles. Head on over to xbellefleurx to see my photos.

VSCOCam 
Leading on from instagram I also love VSCOCam. It's the app I use to edit my instagram photos and I absolutely love it as there is just so much you can do on it. I love the different filters and ways that you can edit photos. My favorite filter to use at the moment is A5. I just love the way it really brightens up a dull photo. If you'd like to see a how I edit my photos then be sure to leave me a comment below.

Colorfy 
If you've seen those adult coloring books in bookshops or seen photos of them on instagram but have never been able to buy one then this is basically the app version and I love it. It has ton of designs for you to just color in and it's just so incredibly therapeutic and relaxing and perfect again for long journeys.

Spotify 
I absolutely love spotify. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while now will know this because I'm constantly posting different playlists each month to let you all know the sort of music I've been loving. I would be lying if I said music doesn't make me really happy. I love it so much and I love discovering new artists on there. It's just a fab app!

MakeUpGenius 
I've recently discovered this app thanks to Corrie who blogs over at DizzyBrunette. If there's one thing I've always had trouble with it's finding the right shade to suit my skin tone. This app basically gives you the chance to see how a certain shade or style would look on you. It's kind of a try before you buy style app and I absolutely love it. The products featured on the app are all from L'Oreal which is one of my favorite brands but I also think you'll be able to see how a shade looks on you and then maybe find that same or similar shade from another brand. I love it!

Candy Crush Soda
What's a long journey without a completely addictive game? That's right, I'm still not over the candy crush game. I find it ridiculously addictive and it definitely cures boredom on a long journey! Are you sensing a theme for what my apps are for throughout this post? I know people who haven't even played this game before...you haven't lived...definitely download it.


So those are my favorite apps at the moment. Other apps I have on my phone include facebook, twitter, snapchat, youtube, paypal, natwest, uber, pinterest, timehop, lines (a tube status app), waze, bus times and pop the lock which is another addictive game. I definitely need to download more apps so any recommendations would be amazing!

What are your favorite apps at the moment? 
Hugs and Kisses

What Is On My Rose Gold iPhone 6S? | Favorite Apps


Hey Everyone! So I recently bought the new iPhone 6S in rose gold because I was in desperate need of a new phone and I decided that because I've worked so hard lately I thought why not treat myself to the new iPhon Yes I'm still not over the rose gold obsession yet. Sue me if you must! Anyway, I thought what perfect way to mark the occasion than to do a What I Got For My iPhone 6S post but instead of talking to you about every app and why I love them and what they do I thought I would just share what my favorite apps are. Enjoy!

Bloglovin' 
Well I can't write a blog post and not include Bloglovin' as one of my favorite apps now can I? I absolutely love this app! It's perfect for reading blogs on the go or saving them to read as well. I love just having a scroll through on the train to work or long journeys. It's also perfect for me at the moment as I am quite lacking in blog inspiration so this is perfect for coming across new and exciting ideas that I could maybe introduce to my blog as well. I love it.

Evernote
I love, love, love this app! It's literally a blogger, youtubers or anyone who likes being organised dream! I absolutely love using this app to write blog posts on the go or draft up ideas or quickly jot down any notes for work or anything else that springs to mind. I can keep everything in this app and I absolutely love it!

Instagram 
I've become a little bit obsessed with instagram lately. If you read my favorite instagram post from a few days ago (Link) then you will know how much I love scrolling through different photos and looking at different photography styles. I've become obsessed with posting photos on it myself lately and experimenting with different styles. Head on over to xbellefleurx to see my photos.

VSCOCam 
Leading on from instagram I also love VSCOCam. It's the app I use to edit my instagram photos and I absolutely love it as there is just so much you can do on it. I love the different filters and ways that you can edit photos. My favorite filter to use at the moment is A5. I just love the way it really brightens up a dull photo. If you'd like to see a how I edit my photos then be sure to leave me a comment below.

Colorfy 
If you've seen those adult coloring books in bookshops or seen photos of them on instagram but have never been able to buy one then this is basically the app version and I love it. It has ton of designs for you to just color in and it's just so incredibly therapeutic and relaxing and perfect again for long journeys.

Spotify 
I absolutely love spotify. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while now will know this because I'm constantly posting different playlists each month to let you all know the sort of music I've been loving. I would be lying if I said music doesn't make me really happy. I love it so much and I love discovering new artists on there. It's just a fab app!

MakeUpGenius 
I've recently discovered this app thanks to Corrie who blogs over at DizzyBrunette. If there's one thing I've always had trouble with it's finding the right shade to suit my skin tone. This app basically gives you the chance to see how a certain shade or style would look on you. It's kind of a try before you buy style app and I absolutely love it. The products featured on the app are all from L'Oreal which is one of my favorite brands but I also think you'll be able to see how a shade looks on you and then maybe find that same or similar shade from another brand. I love it!

Candy Crush Soda
What's a long journey without a completely addictive game? That's right, I'm still not over the candy crush game. I find it ridiculously addictive and it definitely cures boredom on a long journey! Are you sensing a theme for what my apps are for throughout this post? I know people who haven't even played this game before...you haven't lived...definitely download it.


So those are my favorite apps at the moment. Other apps I have on my phone include facebook, twitter, snapchat, youtube, paypal, natwest, uber, pinterest, timehop, lines (a tube status app), waze, bus times and pop the lock which is another addictive game. I definitely need to download more apps so any recommendations would be amazing!

What are your favorite apps at the moment? 
Hugs and Kisses

So before blogging I barely wore make up. Honest truth. I would always just wear a little bit of lip gloss and be good to go. I was never one of those girls who really experimented with make up or watched a ton of make up videos on youtube. I just preferred the natural look as I felt pretty confident with my skin. Since wearing make up that has changed as my skin definitely as good as it used to be. I was thinking about this last night whilst I was taking my make up off and it just inspired me to write this post and tell you all about the beauty lessons I've learnt since I've started blogging. Grap a cuppa tea, coffee, hot chocolate, whatever it is you're in the mood for and enjoy!

ALWAYS take your make up off before you go to bed. I think this is the biggest lesson all of us beauty bloggers and lovers have learnt. Whether you read a ton of beauty blogs or watch videos on youtube from big beauty gurus they always without fail tell you to take your make up off. I was never that bad at taking make up off anyway but we all have those lazy days where we get in from work or from a night out and our main priority is getting into bed and going straight to sleep. I've been doing really well with taking my make up off lately and have definitely noticed a massive difference in my skin.

Make up brushes make such a difference! Yes I was one of those girls who would apply foundation with her fingers. Even typing that has made me very nauseous. What was I thinking? Not only was I applying a ton of germs onto my face but my make up was always smeared and looked disgusting. How did I ever go out in public like that? Make up brushes definitely makes such an incredible difference to how your make up looks and stays throughout the day.

Leading on from above...make sure to wash said make up brushes! I wash my brushes every Sunday evening ready for the week ahead. I think it's so important as even though you think they might not be dirty the dust and germs that they carry is disgusting and can definitely have a negative impact on the state of your skin. It's just so important!

Water is the best natural cleanser! As well as using the standard cleanser and toner to remove make up and cleanse your skin, using water is also extremely important as not only is it incredibly refreshing on the skin but will also remove any remaining dirt and oil on the skin that you'd otherwise be rubbing all over your face whilst cleansing.

Primer is a god send! I never ever used to wear primer and I remember getting really frustrated as I had to reapply my make up a million times a day! However since buying my first ever primer...(thank you Benefit and Urban Decay) I've never looked back and my make up lasts all day! All I have to do is a few touch ups here and there. Just amazing.

A decent skin care routine is a must! This may not be the case for every one but is definitely the case with me. I tried a billion and one products before settling on a proper skin care routine. And no...it doesn't always have to be from one brand. I think it's so important to have a steady morning and evening routine that you stick to as not only will your skin thank you for it but you'll also leave the house feeling more confident about your skin! Win-Win! If you want to see a post about all my skin care routine then let me know in the comments below.

Less is more when it comes to mascara for me. I'm not kidding when I say I can't apply a proper full layer of mascara onto my eye lashes as they will forever look clumpy and horrible on me. This could be the fact I'm always buying the wrong mascara or I seriously need to take lessons on how to apply it properly. You be the judge!

Just because a product is seriously expensive doesn't mean it'll work or be better. I made the awful mistake of buying a foundation that every big blogger and youtuber raved about and it broke me out so much. I definitely think I had an allergic reaction to it and I spent a seriously ridiculous amount of money on it as well. Just remember for every high end product there is an incredible dupe just waiting for you in the drugstores.

Don't over exfoliate. This is something I used to do a lot pre-blogging and I used to get really annoyed when my skin was really red and raw and irritated. Now I know why. Exfoliating is definitely good as it smooths the skin and removes dead skin and definitely improves the overall texture and look of it however doing it too much definitely makes the skin suffer.

Red Lipstick Suits Everyone! No matter how old you are or what your skin tone is there is a red lipstick out there with your name on. Red suits everyone and there are so many different shades to choose from. I always used to think red lipstick would look horrible on me but then I experimented with different shades and found the perfect shade and now I feel like I'm ready to take over the world. Anyone else feel like this?


So there are just 10 beauty things I've learnt from blogging since I started three years ago. There are a million more things I've learnt so if you'd like to see a part two to this post then please let me know in the comments section below and also let me know if there's any beauty related posts you'd like to see on my blog in the future.

What beauty things have you learnt from reading blogs or even writing your own if you have one? 
Hugs and Kisses

10 Beauty Lessons I've Learnt From Blogging


So before blogging I barely wore make up. Honest truth. I would always just wear a little bit of lip gloss and be good to go. I was never one of those girls who really experimented with make up or watched a ton of make up videos on youtube. I just preferred the natural look as I felt pretty confident with my skin. Since wearing make up that has changed as my skin definitely as good as it used to be. I was thinking about this last night whilst I was taking my make up off and it just inspired me to write this post and tell you all about the beauty lessons I've learnt since I've started blogging. Grap a cuppa tea, coffee, hot chocolate, whatever it is you're in the mood for and enjoy!

ALWAYS take your make up off before you go to bed. I think this is the biggest lesson all of us beauty bloggers and lovers have learnt. Whether you read a ton of beauty blogs or watch videos on youtube from big beauty gurus they always without fail tell you to take your make up off. I was never that bad at taking make up off anyway but we all have those lazy days where we get in from work or from a night out and our main priority is getting into bed and going straight to sleep. I've been doing really well with taking my make up off lately and have definitely noticed a massive difference in my skin.

Make up brushes make such a difference! Yes I was one of those girls who would apply foundation with her fingers. Even typing that has made me very nauseous. What was I thinking? Not only was I applying a ton of germs onto my face but my make up was always smeared and looked disgusting. How did I ever go out in public like that? Make up brushes definitely makes such an incredible difference to how your make up looks and stays throughout the day.

Leading on from above...make sure to wash said make up brushes! I wash my brushes every Sunday evening ready for the week ahead. I think it's so important as even though you think they might not be dirty the dust and germs that they carry is disgusting and can definitely have a negative impact on the state of your skin. It's just so important!

Water is the best natural cleanser! As well as using the standard cleanser and toner to remove make up and cleanse your skin, using water is also extremely important as not only is it incredibly refreshing on the skin but will also remove any remaining dirt and oil on the skin that you'd otherwise be rubbing all over your face whilst cleansing.

Primer is a god send! I never ever used to wear primer and I remember getting really frustrated as I had to reapply my make up a million times a day! However since buying my first ever primer...(thank you Benefit and Urban Decay) I've never looked back and my make up lasts all day! All I have to do is a few touch ups here and there. Just amazing.

A decent skin care routine is a must! This may not be the case for every one but is definitely the case with me. I tried a billion and one products before settling on a proper skin care routine. And no...it doesn't always have to be from one brand. I think it's so important to have a steady morning and evening routine that you stick to as not only will your skin thank you for it but you'll also leave the house feeling more confident about your skin! Win-Win! If you want to see a post about all my skin care routine then let me know in the comments below.

Less is more when it comes to mascara for me. I'm not kidding when I say I can't apply a proper full layer of mascara onto my eye lashes as they will forever look clumpy and horrible on me. This could be the fact I'm always buying the wrong mascara or I seriously need to take lessons on how to apply it properly. You be the judge!

Just because a product is seriously expensive doesn't mean it'll work or be better. I made the awful mistake of buying a foundation that every big blogger and youtuber raved about and it broke me out so much. I definitely think I had an allergic reaction to it and I spent a seriously ridiculous amount of money on it as well. Just remember for every high end product there is an incredible dupe just waiting for you in the drugstores.

Don't over exfoliate. This is something I used to do a lot pre-blogging and I used to get really annoyed when my skin was really red and raw and irritated. Now I know why. Exfoliating is definitely good as it smooths the skin and removes dead skin and definitely improves the overall texture and look of it however doing it too much definitely makes the skin suffer.

Red Lipstick Suits Everyone! No matter how old you are or what your skin tone is there is a red lipstick out there with your name on. Red suits everyone and there are so many different shades to choose from. I always used to think red lipstick would look horrible on me but then I experimented with different shades and found the perfect shade and now I feel like I'm ready to take over the world. Anyone else feel like this?


So there are just 10 beauty things I've learnt from blogging since I started three years ago. There are a million more things I've learnt so if you'd like to see a part two to this post then please let me know in the comments section below and also let me know if there's any beauty related posts you'd like to see on my blog in the future.

What beauty things have you learnt from reading blogs or even writing your own if you have one? 
Hugs and Kisses

Hey Everyone! So today I thought that I would do another share the love post for instagram and talk to you about all the accounts that I am currently loving. Instagram is something I have a love hate relationship with. I either post on it too much or don't post on it at all. There's just a way I want my Instagram to look and I can never get it quite right which I know sounds silly but it just really bugs me when it's not the way I want and just makes me not want to post. However and getting back to the point of this post I am always on there looking at other people's accounts and looking at other photos so I thought this post was definitely needed as I've come across some fab accounts recently. Grab a cuppa and enjoy!


EmShelx
This girl gives me serious envy from all her travel photos to outfit photos to working out photos. Her Instagram literally has everything. She's just so gorgeous and I am so jealous of how much she gets to travel too. However Em is also one of the nicest girls I have ever come across and is always super sweet whenever I speak to her. If you're not following her on twitter, Instagram or her blog then you are seriously missing out as this girl is just amazing and her photos will seriously turn you into the green eyed monster!


Madeleine Shaw 
I've always admired Madeline and her Instagram is no different. I love all the photos she posts and looking at all the different things she gets up on a daily basis however I also love the food that she posts as they are all healthy and look amazing and really do inspire me to eat a lot healthier than I already do. I am planning on buying her book 'Get The Glow' in the next couple of days and I'm definitely looking forward to trying her recipes as she always looks absolutely amazing and I think it will be so great to try out some decent recipes.


Carly Rowena 
Carly Rowena is a person who has definitely inspired me a lot when it comes to health and fitness. Her youtube channel and blog are incredible and her instagram is no different. I love the photos she posts of healthy recipes and different exercise routines. I also love how incredibly motivating and encouraging she is without coming cross as really patronizing which can be the case with some fitness bloggers I find. She's just so lovely and I definitely recommend checking her out.


Kattanita
So I'm sure you all know by now that I'm a huge lover of travelling. I spent years studying it, I worked for six months in Turkey, I've travelled to France, Mauritius and Spain as well and I now work for one of the biggest airlines in the world British Airways. So it'll come as no huge shock with Kattanita's instagram is one of my favorites. I only came across this girl a couple of months ago but I'm in serious awe of her instagram. She is an incredible travel blogger and the photos she posts just give me severe wonderlust! She not only posts fab fashion shots in amazing locations but also posts amazing food and beautiful buildings in all the places she visits. I could scroll through her instagram for hours. I'd highly recommend her.


A Lady In London
Something a bit closer to home this time is this gorgeous lady's instagram. Don't let the name fool you though, she doesn't just post photos of London, she also posts photos from her trips at other parts of the world a well. However, I will say that my favorite thing about her instagram are the London photos she posts. I live in London and absolutely love it. It's one of my favorite places in the world...ever (totally not biased I promise) and I love just seeing her photos of places I know really well as well as other hidden gems in London that I hope to go out and explore one day. I absolutely love her photos and she's definitely one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram when it comes to travel!


InTheFrow
When it comes to social media I've followed Victoria for years on various things like twitter, her blog and especially instagram. I absolutely love everything she posts from her fashion to her hair to her incredible travel photos. She's such a gorgeous and lovely person too. I'd definitely recommend following her. She's recently taken the plunge and gone blogging full time too and her content on her instagram, blog and youtube have all been turned up a notch which is amazing. I just love her!


KayleighJCouture
Kayleigh is one of my favorite ever bloggers and one of my favorite instagram accounts to follow definitely has to be hers purely for her incredible fashion taste. Every outfit shot she posts is just so incredibly stunning and we definitely have the same taste in clothes and shoes as well. I love seeing all the different make up looks she posts as well. She's just such a stunning girl! I've followed her on instagram for around 3 years now and it's so lovely to see how much confidence she's gained regards to outfit posts and other things as well! Couldn't have happened to a nicer girl!


BradleySimmonds
I've followed Bradley for the past few months now. He's a personal trainer who trains people in and around london including the gorgeous Lucy and Tiffany Watson from Made In Chelsea. However I find him really motivating and encouraging when it comes to fitness and healthy eating. He posts videos of different work outs he gives to his clients in the form of photos with a description or videos of his clients actually doing the work outs which I absolutely love as it gives you an idea of the right way to do things. I definitely need to lose weight and getting toned and become more healthy so this videos will definitely point me in the right direction whenever I go in the gym. I'd highly recommend giving him a follow.

So there you have it. I could go on about my favorite instagram accounts all day but we all know that would get a tad bit boring and a bit over the top so I'll split them up into different posts and include different instagram accounts that I come across. Definitely follow these eight if you don't already. I also have my own instagram account which I'm starting to use a lot more now too so check it out at xbellefleurx. Make sure to comment your own instagram accounts below as well so I can check them out as I'm always interested in coming across new styles of photos. Who knows you might be featured in my next favorite instagram post *insert winky face here*. 

What are your favorite instagram accounts to follow? 
Hugs and Kisses
*All Photos Featured On The Named Accounts*

My Current Favorite Instagram Accounts #3


Hey Everyone! So today I thought that I would do another share the love post for instagram and talk to you about all the accounts that I am currently loving. Instagram is something I have a love hate relationship with. I either post on it too much or don't post on it at all. There's just a way I want my Instagram to look and I can never get it quite right which I know sounds silly but it just really bugs me when it's not the way I want and just makes me not want to post. However and getting back to the point of this post I am always on there looking at other people's accounts and looking at other photos so I thought this post was definitely needed as I've come across some fab accounts recently. Grab a cuppa and enjoy!


EmShelx
This girl gives me serious envy from all her travel photos to outfit photos to working out photos. Her Instagram literally has everything. She's just so gorgeous and I am so jealous of how much she gets to travel too. However Em is also one of the nicest girls I have ever come across and is always super sweet whenever I speak to her. If you're not following her on twitter, Instagram or her blog then you are seriously missing out as this girl is just amazing and her photos will seriously turn you into the green eyed monster!


Madeleine Shaw 
I've always admired Madeline and her Instagram is no different. I love all the photos she posts and looking at all the different things she gets up on a daily basis however I also love the food that she posts as they are all healthy and look amazing and really do inspire me to eat a lot healthier than I already do. I am planning on buying her book 'Get The Glow' in the next couple of days and I'm definitely looking forward to trying her recipes as she always looks absolutely amazing and I think it will be so great to try out some decent recipes.


Carly Rowena 
Carly Rowena is a person who has definitely inspired me a lot when it comes to health and fitness. Her youtube channel and blog are incredible and her instagram is no different. I love the photos she posts of healthy recipes and different exercise routines. I also love how incredibly motivating and encouraging she is without coming cross as really patronizing which can be the case with some fitness bloggers I find. She's just so lovely and I definitely recommend checking her out.


Kattanita
So I'm sure you all know by now that I'm a huge lover of travelling. I spent years studying it, I worked for six months in Turkey, I've travelled to France, Mauritius and Spain as well and I now work for one of the biggest airlines in the world British Airways. So it'll come as no huge shock with Kattanita's instagram is one of my favorites. I only came across this girl a couple of months ago but I'm in serious awe of her instagram. She is an incredible travel blogger and the photos she posts just give me severe wonderlust! She not only posts fab fashion shots in amazing locations but also posts amazing food and beautiful buildings in all the places she visits. I could scroll through her instagram for hours. I'd highly recommend her.


A Lady In London
Something a bit closer to home this time is this gorgeous lady's instagram. Don't let the name fool you though, she doesn't just post photos of London, she also posts photos from her trips at other parts of the world a well. However, I will say that my favorite thing about her instagram are the London photos she posts. I live in London and absolutely love it. It's one of my favorite places in the world...ever (totally not biased I promise) and I love just seeing her photos of places I know really well as well as other hidden gems in London that I hope to go out and explore one day. I absolutely love her photos and she's definitely one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram when it comes to travel!


InTheFrow
When it comes to social media I've followed Victoria for years on various things like twitter, her blog and especially instagram. I absolutely love everything she posts from her fashion to her hair to her incredible travel photos. She's such a gorgeous and lovely person too. I'd definitely recommend following her. She's recently taken the plunge and gone blogging full time too and her content on her instagram, blog and youtube have all been turned up a notch which is amazing. I just love her!


KayleighJCouture
Kayleigh is one of my favorite ever bloggers and one of my favorite instagram accounts to follow definitely has to be hers purely for her incredible fashion taste. Every outfit shot she posts is just so incredibly stunning and we definitely have the same taste in clothes and shoes as well. I love seeing all the different make up looks she posts as well. She's just such a stunning girl! I've followed her on instagram for around 3 years now and it's so lovely to see how much confidence she's gained regards to outfit posts and other things as well! Couldn't have happened to a nicer girl!


BradleySimmonds
I've followed Bradley for the past few months now. He's a personal trainer who trains people in and around london including the gorgeous Lucy and Tiffany Watson from Made In Chelsea. However I find him really motivating and encouraging when it comes to fitness and healthy eating. He posts videos of different work outs he gives to his clients in the form of photos with a description or videos of his clients actually doing the work outs which I absolutely love as it gives you an idea of the right way to do things. I definitely need to lose weight and getting toned and become more healthy so this videos will definitely point me in the right direction whenever I go in the gym. I'd highly recommend giving him a follow.

So there you have it. I could go on about my favorite instagram accounts all day but we all know that would get a tad bit boring and a bit over the top so I'll split them up into different posts and include different instagram accounts that I come across. Definitely follow these eight if you don't already. I also have my own instagram account which I'm starting to use a lot more now too so check it out at xbellefleurx. Make sure to comment your own instagram accounts below as well so I can check them out as I'm always interested in coming across new styles of photos. Who knows you might be featured in my next favorite instagram post *insert winky face here*. 

What are your favorite instagram accounts to follow? 
Hugs and Kisses
*All Photos Featured On The Named Accounts*

So one thing I haven't been able to do over the past couple of months because I've been so busy is sit down and introduce you all to the music that I've been loving. Full time employment has seriously taken it's toll on me which is why tonight I thought that today before I go to work and whilst I eat my breakfast I'd just sit down, relax and write this blog post for you all in case you are in need of some new music. I love all these songs so much why not share my September and October playlists. Enjoy!

SEPTEMBER PLAYLIST
1. Kiss The Air - Danny Calvert 
2. Love Me Like You Do - Little Mix
3. Infinity - One Direction
4. Ready To Be Loved - Edges The Musical 
5. I Could Be - Shane Filan ft Nadine Coyle 
6. Save My Soul - JoJo 
7. All I Ask Of You - Phantom Of The Opera 25th Anniversary 
8. Wandering Child - Phantom Of The Opera 25th Anniversary 
9. I Won't Give Up - Collabro 
10. As Long As You're Mine - Wicked 
11. Oblivion - Bastille 
12. Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift 
13. Love Me - The 1975 
14. Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
15. You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson
16. Man Of My Dreams - Edges The Musical
17. Take Me To Church - Hozier  




OCTOBER PLAYLIST
1. Kiss Me - Olly Murs
2. As Long As You're Mine - Wicked 
3. Perfect - One Direction 
4. Nobody Love - Tori Kelly 
5. Second Hand Heart - Ben Haenow ft Kelly Clarkson 
6. Hello - Adele 
7. Levels - Nick Jonas 
8. Wasn't Expecting That - Jamie Lawson 
9. Weird People - Little Mix
10. On My Mind - Ellie Goulding 
11. City Dove - Tori Kelly 
12. Writing's On The Wall - Sam Smith 
13. Flying Without Wings - Westlife 
14. Say You Love Me - Jessie Ware 
15. Heartbeat - Carrie Underwood 
16. Expensive - Tori Kelly ft Daye Jack 
17. Stone Cold - Demi Lovato 
18. Speed Limit - Boyce Avenue 
19. 22 - Gavin James
20. Anything Worth Holding On To - Collabro & Sam Bailey Duet
21. Bring On The Night - The Corrs 

So there we have it, just a few of my favourite songs over the past few months. I honestly love these artists so much and I'm so excited for what my November playlist will look like at the end of this month as most of my favourite singers and bands are releasing new music and I just cannot wait to see how that playlist will shape up! I have a feeling it'll be a very lengthy one indeed! Let me know in the comments below who you've been listening to this month. I love finding new bands and singers to come across. 

What have been your favorite songs over the past couple of months? 
Hugs and Kisses

Music | My September & October Playlists


So one thing I haven't been able to do over the past couple of months because I've been so busy is sit down and introduce you all to the music that I've been loving. Full time employment has seriously taken it's toll on me which is why tonight I thought that today before I go to work and whilst I eat my breakfast I'd just sit down, relax and write this blog post for you all in case you are in need of some new music. I love all these songs so much why not share my September and October playlists. Enjoy!

SEPTEMBER PLAYLIST
1. Kiss The Air - Danny Calvert 
2. Love Me Like You Do - Little Mix
3. Infinity - One Direction
4. Ready To Be Loved - Edges The Musical 
5. I Could Be - Shane Filan ft Nadine Coyle 
6. Save My Soul - JoJo 
7. All I Ask Of You - Phantom Of The Opera 25th Anniversary 
8. Wandering Child - Phantom Of The Opera 25th Anniversary 
9. I Won't Give Up - Collabro 
10. As Long As You're Mine - Wicked 
11. Oblivion - Bastille 
12. Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift 
13. Love Me - The 1975 
14. Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
15. You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson
16. Man Of My Dreams - Edges The Musical
17. Take Me To Church - Hozier  




OCTOBER PLAYLIST
1. Kiss Me - Olly Murs
2. As Long As You're Mine - Wicked 
3. Perfect - One Direction 
4. Nobody Love - Tori Kelly 
5. Second Hand Heart - Ben Haenow ft Kelly Clarkson 
6. Hello - Adele 
7. Levels - Nick Jonas 
8. Wasn't Expecting That - Jamie Lawson 
9. Weird People - Little Mix
10. On My Mind - Ellie Goulding 
11. City Dove - Tori Kelly 
12. Writing's On The Wall - Sam Smith 
13. Flying Without Wings - Westlife 
14. Say You Love Me - Jessie Ware 
15. Heartbeat - Carrie Underwood 
16. Expensive - Tori Kelly ft Daye Jack 
17. Stone Cold - Demi Lovato 
18. Speed Limit - Boyce Avenue 
19. 22 - Gavin James
20. Anything Worth Holding On To - Collabro & Sam Bailey Duet
21. Bring On The Night - The Corrs 

So there we have it, just a few of my favourite songs over the past few months. I honestly love these artists so much and I'm so excited for what my November playlist will look like at the end of this month as most of my favourite singers and bands are releasing new music and I just cannot wait to see how that playlist will shape up! I have a feeling it'll be a very lengthy one indeed! Let me know in the comments below who you've been listening to this month. I love finding new bands and singers to come across. 

What have been your favorite songs over the past couple of months? 
Hugs and Kisses

Hey everyone!! So it's been a long time! I can't believe throughout the whole of October I only published two posts. That is very unlike me but I was just so busy and had so much going on that I just never had time to post. Plus my laptop was actually not working properly so I wouldn't have been able to blog properly anyway. However today I wanted to do a slightly personal post all about me and just talk about all the reasons I haven't been blogging and generally other things in life that have been getting me down. I just want to sit down and type and talk to you all. Yes this might be a fairly long post and will be one of those posts that will be very rambley but since I've started this blog I've never really sat down and just typed to my heart's content. This will be one of those posts so grab a cuppa and enjoy!


Work: If there is one thing that has taken up all my time lately and barely given me any rest it's work. If you didn't know I work for British Airways and in October I made the decision to go full time. I've had the job since July and was part time but then decided to take a contract change and go full time and I must admit that I am slightly regretting this decision. I absolutely love my job there's no denying that however I don't really feel like I have much choice in what I do with my life as I'm either at work or at home. I don't really get a chance to see my friends anymore or do things that I love. I shouldn't really complain especially as I've wanted a job for so long and I'm now doing something that I do enjoy but there is that little part of me that wishes I could go back part time and still be doing other things I love and I'm passionate about such as work on this blog which I really do miss doing as well as seeing friends and starting to work on other exciting projects too. I'm just going to suck it up though because at the end of the day I'm lucky to even be in a job doing something I love when there are people out there who find it incredibly difficult to get even one job.

Blogging: Because it's been ages since I sat down and worked properly on my blog I have fallen slightly out of love with it and it's for such silly reasons. I've been comparing myself lately to so many other amazing bloggers some of which normally really do inspire me to blog. They still do inspire me but when I sit down to write a post I just can't seem to do it. I don't know why. I guess it's because the ideas have already been put out there and there's doubts that people will actually like it. I've decided that from now on I'm not going to blog unless it's something I truly wish to talk about or include on my blog. Even if it means I don't post as regularly as I used to anymore. I want my blog to be more quality over quantity if you understand what I mean. I love my blog and even though it doesn't meet the standards of some of the bigger ones I'm proud of how far it's come. In December 'FleurDanielle' will be turning three years old and I have no intention of stopping at all but I do want to try and work harder and produce better content for it as I'm super proud of how hard I've worked on it in the past few years.



Relationships & Friendships: I'm not one to advertise my friends or relationships on my blog or any social media in fact and I've actually had emails asking me if I have any friends as my photos are always of materialistic things or just selfies of me. I find this totally ridiculous and really rude to be honest. I don't post photos of me and my friends or blog about nights out as I'd rather just enjoy the moment rather than shoving a camera in everyone's faces or stressing myself out to take photos of a beautiful bar purely for my blog. I take photos of materialistic things because it's usually what I like to post about. But don't worry of course I have friends and I have nights out and enjoy life just like everyone else. The collage above are just a few photos I've decided to post of memories made this year as it just means a lot to me.  Relationships on the other hand are something I'll never talk about or post about. I don't have a boyfriend or anything at the moment and I'm very much single purely because I don't have the time and also because I've witnessed so many terrible relationships from my friends and family that I'm perfectly happy being single and enjoying life without having to worry about anything else. Would I like to be in a relationship? Of course. Is it the one thing in the world that would make me happy? Definitely not. Like I've said about there are so many things I want to do in my life and I guess a relationship will happen when it's the right time. I don't have time for guys at the moment anyway! 

Family: My family and I are an interesting concept. I live in a very weird household. I live with both my parents and my brother who is two years younger than me but has learning difficulties so when I do have days off I take him out to places or help him with his studies or just help with different things. My parents both work shift work and when they are off they are just sleeping and relaxing meaning I always have to take over and do things around the house which I don't mind of course. I have a very interesting relationship with my parents. I love them to bits but they are not the most supportive or understanding people in the world and we always tend to have a lot of arguments which do lead me to become really unhappy and I won't lie I have spent nights crying myself to sleep as these arguments are getting worse and becoming increasingly more regular. I won't get into the nitty gritty of it all but if you see me rant on twitter or become unhappy then at least you will know why. I love my family to bits but I just wish I could get a little bit more support and encouragement from them instead of constantly being teared down for everything if you know what I mean.

As you can see from above a lot of what I've spoken about at the moment is definitely quite negative and has definitely shaped a lot of 2015 for me. It hasn't been an easy year at all but now that we are entering the last couple of months of it there are a few things that I intend on working on.


Becoming A More Positive Person: As you can see above a lot of these things have led me to become quite negative in life. I tend to think things won't work out and then when they do I end up getting a shock. I'm starting to stop that. I want to become a more positive person and become happier. I try and laugh and mile as much as I possible can as I think it's so important to do so. Now I'm starting to try and life by the motto 'Life Is Too Short To Be Anything But Happy' and hopefully you'll see this reflecting on all my social media and in my blog posts as well. 

Travelling: I have got family and friends in all different parts of the world. I have the majority of my family in Mauritius which is where my Mum is from and I've recently booked two weeks off work towards the end of January next year just so I can travel there and see my family who I haven't seen since I was 11 years old. I really do want to travel more and experience different cultures and meet different people. I've wanted to travel the world since a very young age which is why I chose to study tourism and work in the tourism industry. Now I just want to get out there and experience it for myself and now that I have this job the possibilities are endless I just cannot wait. 


Overcoming My Shyness: If there's one thing that isn't visible online it's how shy I am. I'm an incredibly shy person however in the past couple of months I have allowed myself to step out of my comfort zone, go out and meet and speak to new people and make a ton of new friends in the process! Here's hoping this can now continue and shy Fleur will be a thing of the past as it has overtaken my life sometimes and stopped me from doing so many new things. I can't wait to see how I combat this over the next couple of months. 

So there we have it. Just a little (okay a long) update on my life over the past few months and how I hope things will change over the next couple of months and throughout next year too! A happier, more positive, more outgoing and more motivated Fleur Danielle Griffin awaits! I can't wait to see the changes in myself and I look forward to seeing if any of you, readers of my blog spot any changes! If you do please let me know as it will make me super happy! Writing this post has definitely bought on a whirlwind of emotions from happiness, to sadness back to happiness and also becoming more determined than ever! I hope you enjoy this post and I can't wait for you to see the positive changes to my blog and other social media. 

Let me know what you think of me and my blog below as I'm very interested to read your thoughts! 
Hugs and Kisses

Life Lately | Opening Up A Little


Hey everyone!! So it's been a long time! I can't believe throughout the whole of October I only published two posts. That is very unlike me but I was just so busy and had so much going on that I just never had time to post. Plus my laptop was actually not working properly so I wouldn't have been able to blog properly anyway. However today I wanted to do a slightly personal post all about me and just talk about all the reasons I haven't been blogging and generally other things in life that have been getting me down. I just want to sit down and type and talk to you all. Yes this might be a fairly long post and will be one of those posts that will be very rambley but since I've started this blog I've never really sat down and just typed to my heart's content. This will be one of those posts so grab a cuppa and enjoy!


Work: If there is one thing that has taken up all my time lately and barely given me any rest it's work. If you didn't know I work for British Airways and in October I made the decision to go full time. I've had the job since July and was part time but then decided to take a contract change and go full time and I must admit that I am slightly regretting this decision. I absolutely love my job there's no denying that however I don't really feel like I have much choice in what I do with my life as I'm either at work or at home. I don't really get a chance to see my friends anymore or do things that I love. I shouldn't really complain especially as I've wanted a job for so long and I'm now doing something that I do enjoy but there is that little part of me that wishes I could go back part time and still be doing other things I love and I'm passionate about such as work on this blog which I really do miss doing as well as seeing friends and starting to work on other exciting projects too. I'm just going to suck it up though because at the end of the day I'm lucky to even be in a job doing something I love when there are people out there who find it incredibly difficult to get even one job.

Blogging: Because it's been ages since I sat down and worked properly on my blog I have fallen slightly out of love with it and it's for such silly reasons. I've been comparing myself lately to so many other amazing bloggers some of which normally really do inspire me to blog. They still do inspire me but when I sit down to write a post I just can't seem to do it. I don't know why. I guess it's because the ideas have already been put out there and there's doubts that people will actually like it. I've decided that from now on I'm not going to blog unless it's something I truly wish to talk about or include on my blog. Even if it means I don't post as regularly as I used to anymore. I want my blog to be more quality over quantity if you understand what I mean. I love my blog and even though it doesn't meet the standards of some of the bigger ones I'm proud of how far it's come. In December 'FleurDanielle' will be turning three years old and I have no intention of stopping at all but I do want to try and work harder and produce better content for it as I'm super proud of how hard I've worked on it in the past few years.



Relationships & Friendships: I'm not one to advertise my friends or relationships on my blog or any social media in fact and I've actually had emails asking me if I have any friends as my photos are always of materialistic things or just selfies of me. I find this totally ridiculous and really rude to be honest. I don't post photos of me and my friends or blog about nights out as I'd rather just enjoy the moment rather than shoving a camera in everyone's faces or stressing myself out to take photos of a beautiful bar purely for my blog. I take photos of materialistic things because it's usually what I like to post about. But don't worry of course I have friends and I have nights out and enjoy life just like everyone else. The collage above are just a few photos I've decided to post of memories made this year as it just means a lot to me.  Relationships on the other hand are something I'll never talk about or post about. I don't have a boyfriend or anything at the moment and I'm very much single purely because I don't have the time and also because I've witnessed so many terrible relationships from my friends and family that I'm perfectly happy being single and enjoying life without having to worry about anything else. Would I like to be in a relationship? Of course. Is it the one thing in the world that would make me happy? Definitely not. Like I've said about there are so many things I want to do in my life and I guess a relationship will happen when it's the right time. I don't have time for guys at the moment anyway! 

Family: My family and I are an interesting concept. I live in a very weird household. I live with both my parents and my brother who is two years younger than me but has learning difficulties so when I do have days off I take him out to places or help him with his studies or just help with different things. My parents both work shift work and when they are off they are just sleeping and relaxing meaning I always have to take over and do things around the house which I don't mind of course. I have a very interesting relationship with my parents. I love them to bits but they are not the most supportive or understanding people in the world and we always tend to have a lot of arguments which do lead me to become really unhappy and I won't lie I have spent nights crying myself to sleep as these arguments are getting worse and becoming increasingly more regular. I won't get into the nitty gritty of it all but if you see me rant on twitter or become unhappy then at least you will know why. I love my family to bits but I just wish I could get a little bit more support and encouragement from them instead of constantly being teared down for everything if you know what I mean.

As you can see from above a lot of what I've spoken about at the moment is definitely quite negative and has definitely shaped a lot of 2015 for me. It hasn't been an easy year at all but now that we are entering the last couple of months of it there are a few things that I intend on working on.


Becoming A More Positive Person: As you can see above a lot of these things have led me to become quite negative in life. I tend to think things won't work out and then when they do I end up getting a shock. I'm starting to stop that. I want to become a more positive person and become happier. I try and laugh and mile as much as I possible can as I think it's so important to do so. Now I'm starting to try and life by the motto 'Life Is Too Short To Be Anything But Happy' and hopefully you'll see this reflecting on all my social media and in my blog posts as well. 

Travelling: I have got family and friends in all different parts of the world. I have the majority of my family in Mauritius which is where my Mum is from and I've recently booked two weeks off work towards the end of January next year just so I can travel there and see my family who I haven't seen since I was 11 years old. I really do want to travel more and experience different cultures and meet different people. I've wanted to travel the world since a very young age which is why I chose to study tourism and work in the tourism industry. Now I just want to get out there and experience it for myself and now that I have this job the possibilities are endless I just cannot wait. 


Overcoming My Shyness: If there's one thing that isn't visible online it's how shy I am. I'm an incredibly shy person however in the past couple of months I have allowed myself to step out of my comfort zone, go out and meet and speak to new people and make a ton of new friends in the process! Here's hoping this can now continue and shy Fleur will be a thing of the past as it has overtaken my life sometimes and stopped me from doing so many new things. I can't wait to see how I combat this over the next couple of months. 

So there we have it. Just a little (okay a long) update on my life over the past few months and how I hope things will change over the next couple of months and throughout next year too! A happier, more positive, more outgoing and more motivated Fleur Danielle Griffin awaits! I can't wait to see the changes in myself and I look forward to seeing if any of you, readers of my blog spot any changes! If you do please let me know as it will make me super happy! Writing this post has definitely bought on a whirlwind of emotions from happiness, to sadness back to happiness and also becoming more determined than ever! I hope you enjoy this post and I can't wait for you to see the positive changes to my blog and other social media. 

Let me know what you think of me and my blog below as I'm very interested to read your thoughts! 
Hugs and Kisses

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