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Hello Everyone! Hope you are all well and have had an amazing halloween. It's not something I really get involved in however this year I've seen so many amazing costumes and facial make up and I just feel like this year the UK has upped it's game with regards to the Halloween celebrations. I've been very impressed! Anyway, today I wanted to do a different post for you all. If you follow me on instagram and twitter then you would have seen that on the 30th October I went to see the lovely and extremely talented Collabro boys on their 'Home' tour. I thought that I would share my thoughts on the tour and do my own little review as I haven't been able to get the night out of my head and it's something a little different on my blog. I've also reviewed their previous tours so I'm just continuing tradition. Anyway, enough rambling, come and join me on this incredible night.

If you don't know who these guys are, Collabro were the 2014  'Britain's Got Talent' winners. Since then they've gone on to have 3 top ten albums and have done three practically sold out tours (including this one). They've also gone on to perform in the USA, Canada and Japan as well as perform at various musical events around the UK. They are a musical theater boyband and as I love musical theatre and boybands it's no surprise that I'm a huge fan of these guys. They are currently on their third UK tour showcasing and performing songs from their third album 'Home' and I was lucky enough to get a VIP ticket thanks to my friend Beki. If you are going to see the boys on tour this year I highly recommend clicking off this post now to avoid any spoilers. If not, then I hope you enjoy this post.







I met up with Beki in her neck of the woods which is Chelmsford in Essex. The show we were seeing was in Southend and other than venues in London and G Live in Guildford I didn't really know how to get there and Beki's Dad was kind enough to give us a lift to the venue which I was very grateful  for. As you can see from the photos above we both got a little bit snap happy as the sunset was just absolutely stunning. Living in London we don't really get to see sunsets that much and it's very difficult to get a nice enough photo that doesn't have chimney tops or tall buildings in the way so it was really nice to get some natural shots. As you can see I couldn't resist taking a few candid shots with my back to the camera. I just couldn't take my eyes of the sunset it was stunning.


Once we were done went into the venue, had something to eat and before we knew it as we had VIP tickets it was time for meet and greet where we got given a goody bag with a signed photo of the boys, a lovely keychain and a VIP lanyard. VIP consisted of a chat and a photo with the boys which is always a pleasure. Me and Beki were the last two to have our meet and greet as we've both been lucky enough to have seen and met them on numerous occasions before so we were in no rush to be the first ones. The boys are always so lovely and love joking around and having a laugh with their fans which adds to their charm. After that we just went outside and had a couple of drinks before the doors were open for general admission.


Can we just talk about how incredible the staging looks? Towards the right of the photo there was orange lights as well and I don't know if it was intention or not but it definitely had a Halloween kind of vibe about it which I absolutely loved. It was just so unusual looking that I couldn't resist taking a couple of photos.


After about 15 minutes it was time for the support act, Philippa Hanna and she was absolutely incredible. Phillipa  supported the boys on their first tour and her music is just amazing and so inspiring. I just love the way she uses her talent of song writing to draw from personal experiences and inspire other people. The way she interacted with the audience was amazing and she ended up getting them to clap and sing along which was so lovely. Her guitar skills are also out of this world. She was joined on stage by her husband Joel who was just incredible and accompanied Philippa beautifully. I'd highly recommend listening to Philippa's three albums that are currently out. You can find them on spotify, itunes and other music stores as well. She also has a fourth album on the way called 'Come Back Fighting' so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for that.


After this it was time for the boys grand entrance. Before they came on stage they had a little video explaining just how much the fans mean to them, what this last year has meant to them as a band and how they appreciate everything the fans do for them. It was a lovely way to start the show and definitely made everyone a little emotional.  The boys started the show off with 'This Is The Moment'  off their 'Home' album which just blew me away. It was such a powerful start to the show. As it's obviously a tour to promote their newest album they continued performing other songs off the home album.

As well as performing individual songs from their album they didn't forget the songs from their last couple of albums and did different medleys combining the songs. The medleys consisted of the Disney songs they've covered as well as medleys from Les Miserables and Phantom Of The Opera both of which were absolutely incredible and the performances were just so powerful they literally blow you away. After the Disney medley the boys introduced their special guest performer, Carly Paoli.




Carly Paoli is just an absolutely incredible soprano who has been lucky enough to perform for the Pope as well as with Andrea Bocelli.  I was actually blown away by how incredible her voice is. She joined the boys on stage for a performance of 'Over The Rainbow' which was on the boys first album before singing a few songs off her own album 'Singing My Dreams'. An album I definitely recommend everyone listen to as it's absolutely stunning. Me & Beki went to see her during the interval where she was signing albums and she is so lovely and her talent is out of this world. She's definitely someone to watch out for as she's a star.



After the intermission the Southend Boys and Girls choir came out to perform Bui Doi from 'Miss Saigon' as well Circle of Life and He Lives In You from 'The Lion King' with the boys and they are were absolutely incredible. It's definitely a very moving part of the show as not only can you see the enjoyment on the boys faces as they perform but you also see how much it means to the choir to be able to perform on the stage in front of hundreds of people. They all sounded incredible and it's lovely to be able to hear and witness some of the local talent in the surrounding areas. These guys are definitely ones to keep an eye on in the future.

After this the boys performed their own original song 'Lighthouse' which is a very special song for the boys and their fans alike. Lighthouse is the boys first original song and it's absolutely amazing. Even though it's own their newest album the boys recently released the song on it's own as a single where 100% of the money raised will go to 'Save The Children' which is an organisation that helps bring aid to children that are affected by war and disasters around the world. This idea came about when Michael Auger was on holiday and was sadly caught in the center of Hurricane Irma. He witnessed all the destruction first hand and when he came back the band decided to do something to help the victims of this terrible natural disaster. If you haven't already you can purchase the song on itunes or other music stores where all proceeds go to Save The Children.



After this the boys continued to perform songs off their album such as 'That's Life' and 'Don't Rain On My Parade' which was such an enjoyable part of the show and I couldn't resist singing and dancing along. They then performed 'For Good' from Wicked which is very emotional as it's the boys dedicating this song to each other which is so lovely as not only are they band-mates but they are best friends too and it's just so lovely to witness how much love, admiration and pride they have for each other. After For Good the boys do an incredible performance of one of my all time favorite musical theater songs. I won't say what it is in this post as I don't want to spoil if for you but trust me when I said you'll be blown away.



After this it was sadly time for the end of the show. It literally flew by. The boys did their usual speech of thanking everyone who supports them on their tour including their band, Carly and Philippa and then their fans and then they performed another couple of songs, one of which was Somewhere from 'West Side Story' followed by the song that won Collabro Britain's Got Talent 'Stars From Les Miserables. They then returned to the stage to perform their encore which was absolutely incredible and so much fun. If you love the Jersey Boys you are in for an absolute treat.



Collabro are a band that mean a lot to me. Not only are they incredibly talented but they are also lovely, genuine guys. This combination is definitely what has made them the most successful musical theater band. Seeing the boys live is a little bit like an emotional roller-coaster as they can make you laugh and they can make you cry. It's difficult to find a band that not only are incredibly talented but are also extremely down to earth. Unfortunately this is the only date I managed to get tickets for as I'm either working or away on holiday but I definitely think this is their best tour to date and definitely get's a 5 star rating from me as it's one of the best shows I have ever been too. I really hope you have enjoyed this post. If you're reading this and are worried and are thinking 'oh that's not many songs' don't worry because I've left a few surprises out as not to spoil it as you'll be blown away.



If you are interested they have just released more tickets for the rest of their tour dates so just head on over to their website HERE to get your tickets or contact the venues directly for tickets. If you're unable to make it to their tour then you can check out their albums which are on iTunes, Spotify and other music stores. I hope you have enjoyed this post. If you've seen Collabro already on tour either on this one or their previous ones let me know your thoughts below and if you are yet to see them have an absolutely amazing time, especially if you are seeing them for the first time, you are in for an absolute treat. Here's a photo of where they are yet to perform as well as venues that have tickets left.


Hugs and Kisses

An Evening With Collabro At The Cliffs Pavillion


Hello Everyone! Hope you are all well and have had an amazing halloween. It's not something I really get involved in however this year I've seen so many amazing costumes and facial make up and I just feel like this year the UK has upped it's game with regards to the Halloween celebrations. I've been very impressed! Anyway, today I wanted to do a different post for you all. If you follow me on instagram and twitter then you would have seen that on the 30th October I went to see the lovely and extremely talented Collabro boys on their 'Home' tour. I thought that I would share my thoughts on the tour and do my own little review as I haven't been able to get the night out of my head and it's something a little different on my blog. I've also reviewed their previous tours so I'm just continuing tradition. Anyway, enough rambling, come and join me on this incredible night.

If you don't know who these guys are, Collabro were the 2014  'Britain's Got Talent' winners. Since then they've gone on to have 3 top ten albums and have done three practically sold out tours (including this one). They've also gone on to perform in the USA, Canada and Japan as well as perform at various musical events around the UK. They are a musical theater boyband and as I love musical theatre and boybands it's no surprise that I'm a huge fan of these guys. They are currently on their third UK tour showcasing and performing songs from their third album 'Home' and I was lucky enough to get a VIP ticket thanks to my friend Beki. If you are going to see the boys on tour this year I highly recommend clicking off this post now to avoid any spoilers. If not, then I hope you enjoy this post.







I met up with Beki in her neck of the woods which is Chelmsford in Essex. The show we were seeing was in Southend and other than venues in London and G Live in Guildford I didn't really know how to get there and Beki's Dad was kind enough to give us a lift to the venue which I was very grateful  for. As you can see from the photos above we both got a little bit snap happy as the sunset was just absolutely stunning. Living in London we don't really get to see sunsets that much and it's very difficult to get a nice enough photo that doesn't have chimney tops or tall buildings in the way so it was really nice to get some natural shots. As you can see I couldn't resist taking a few candid shots with my back to the camera. I just couldn't take my eyes of the sunset it was stunning.


Once we were done went into the venue, had something to eat and before we knew it as we had VIP tickets it was time for meet and greet where we got given a goody bag with a signed photo of the boys, a lovely keychain and a VIP lanyard. VIP consisted of a chat and a photo with the boys which is always a pleasure. Me and Beki were the last two to have our meet and greet as we've both been lucky enough to have seen and met them on numerous occasions before so we were in no rush to be the first ones. The boys are always so lovely and love joking around and having a laugh with their fans which adds to their charm. After that we just went outside and had a couple of drinks before the doors were open for general admission.


Can we just talk about how incredible the staging looks? Towards the right of the photo there was orange lights as well and I don't know if it was intention or not but it definitely had a Halloween kind of vibe about it which I absolutely loved. It was just so unusual looking that I couldn't resist taking a couple of photos.


After about 15 minutes it was time for the support act, Philippa Hanna and she was absolutely incredible. Phillipa  supported the boys on their first tour and her music is just amazing and so inspiring. I just love the way she uses her talent of song writing to draw from personal experiences and inspire other people. The way she interacted with the audience was amazing and she ended up getting them to clap and sing along which was so lovely. Her guitar skills are also out of this world. She was joined on stage by her husband Joel who was just incredible and accompanied Philippa beautifully. I'd highly recommend listening to Philippa's three albums that are currently out. You can find them on spotify, itunes and other music stores as well. She also has a fourth album on the way called 'Come Back Fighting' so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for that.


After this it was time for the boys grand entrance. Before they came on stage they had a little video explaining just how much the fans mean to them, what this last year has meant to them as a band and how they appreciate everything the fans do for them. It was a lovely way to start the show and definitely made everyone a little emotional.  The boys started the show off with 'This Is The Moment'  off their 'Home' album which just blew me away. It was such a powerful start to the show. As it's obviously a tour to promote their newest album they continued performing other songs off the home album.

As well as performing individual songs from their album they didn't forget the songs from their last couple of albums and did different medleys combining the songs. The medleys consisted of the Disney songs they've covered as well as medleys from Les Miserables and Phantom Of The Opera both of which were absolutely incredible and the performances were just so powerful they literally blow you away. After the Disney medley the boys introduced their special guest performer, Carly Paoli.




Carly Paoli is just an absolutely incredible soprano who has been lucky enough to perform for the Pope as well as with Andrea Bocelli.  I was actually blown away by how incredible her voice is. She joined the boys on stage for a performance of 'Over The Rainbow' which was on the boys first album before singing a few songs off her own album 'Singing My Dreams'. An album I definitely recommend everyone listen to as it's absolutely stunning. Me & Beki went to see her during the interval where she was signing albums and she is so lovely and her talent is out of this world. She's definitely someone to watch out for as she's a star.



After the intermission the Southend Boys and Girls choir came out to perform Bui Doi from 'Miss Saigon' as well Circle of Life and He Lives In You from 'The Lion King' with the boys and they are were absolutely incredible. It's definitely a very moving part of the show as not only can you see the enjoyment on the boys faces as they perform but you also see how much it means to the choir to be able to perform on the stage in front of hundreds of people. They all sounded incredible and it's lovely to be able to hear and witness some of the local talent in the surrounding areas. These guys are definitely ones to keep an eye on in the future.

After this the boys performed their own original song 'Lighthouse' which is a very special song for the boys and their fans alike. Lighthouse is the boys first original song and it's absolutely amazing. Even though it's own their newest album the boys recently released the song on it's own as a single where 100% of the money raised will go to 'Save The Children' which is an organisation that helps bring aid to children that are affected by war and disasters around the world. This idea came about when Michael Auger was on holiday and was sadly caught in the center of Hurricane Irma. He witnessed all the destruction first hand and when he came back the band decided to do something to help the victims of this terrible natural disaster. If you haven't already you can purchase the song on itunes or other music stores where all proceeds go to Save The Children.



After this the boys continued to perform songs off their album such as 'That's Life' and 'Don't Rain On My Parade' which was such an enjoyable part of the show and I couldn't resist singing and dancing along. They then performed 'For Good' from Wicked which is very emotional as it's the boys dedicating this song to each other which is so lovely as not only are they band-mates but they are best friends too and it's just so lovely to witness how much love, admiration and pride they have for each other. After For Good the boys do an incredible performance of one of my all time favorite musical theater songs. I won't say what it is in this post as I don't want to spoil if for you but trust me when I said you'll be blown away.



After this it was sadly time for the end of the show. It literally flew by. The boys did their usual speech of thanking everyone who supports them on their tour including their band, Carly and Philippa and then their fans and then they performed another couple of songs, one of which was Somewhere from 'West Side Story' followed by the song that won Collabro Britain's Got Talent 'Stars From Les Miserables. They then returned to the stage to perform their encore which was absolutely incredible and so much fun. If you love the Jersey Boys you are in for an absolute treat.



Collabro are a band that mean a lot to me. Not only are they incredibly talented but they are also lovely, genuine guys. This combination is definitely what has made them the most successful musical theater band. Seeing the boys live is a little bit like an emotional roller-coaster as they can make you laugh and they can make you cry. It's difficult to find a band that not only are incredibly talented but are also extremely down to earth. Unfortunately this is the only date I managed to get tickets for as I'm either working or away on holiday but I definitely think this is their best tour to date and definitely get's a 5 star rating from me as it's one of the best shows I have ever been too. I really hope you have enjoyed this post. If you're reading this and are worried and are thinking 'oh that's not many songs' don't worry because I've left a few surprises out as not to spoil it as you'll be blown away.



If you are interested they have just released more tickets for the rest of their tour dates so just head on over to their website HERE to get your tickets or contact the venues directly for tickets. If you're unable to make it to their tour then you can check out their albums which are on iTunes, Spotify and other music stores. I hope you have enjoyed this post. If you've seen Collabro already on tour either on this one or their previous ones let me know your thoughts below and if you are yet to see them have an absolutely amazing time, especially if you are seeing them for the first time, you are in for an absolute treat. Here's a photo of where they are yet to perform as well as venues that have tickets left.


Hugs and Kisses

Hey Everyone! Hope you are all well. It's finally Friday! Yay! Well I mean, yay for those of you who are actually off this weekend. As usual I am working. However I am trying to think as positive as possible because I have lots of exciting things planned for the next couple of weeks. On Sunday evening I am going to the talented Rob Houchen's new EP launch. He played Marius in Les Miserables in the West End and is INSANELY talented. Then on Monday I am going to see Collabro in Southend with one of my closest friends Beki.  If you have been following my blog for a while now then you will know how much I adore Collabro. I've been to all their tours and have supported all their individual projects if I can so I am super excited to see them again on this tour as I know they will be absolutely amazing. On Tuesday evening which is Halloween I am going to Big Easy in Covent Garden for a meal and a few drinks with some of my best friends from university and I couldn't be more excited. After a super stressful few weeks at work and home I'm just excited to have a bit of a social life over the next few days. Anyway, enough of that. Today I thought I would do a little bit of a different post for you all today all about music and how I use it to get me through each day of my life.

Music is something that has been in my life for absolute ever. From being in my Dad's car listening to music by the Beatles, The Hollies, Dusty Springfield to discovering bands like Westlife, artists like Taylor Swift and even music from the West End, music is just something that has always been there even on my darkest days. So before I beat the record for the longest introduction in the world here's how I use music each and every day for different reasons.

A Little Pick Me Up In The Morning - The first thing I do in the morning when I wake up is switch my radio on and I'll either have Heart FM, Capital or Kiss playing. I absolutely love all three of these stations and I just find putting music on first thing in the morning is one of those things that can really help me get out of bed because I do tend to be one of those people that doesn't move in the morning unless I absolutely have to. I definitely find putting music on first thing is definitely one of those things that can slowly transform you into a morning person. No word of a lie!

On Long Journeys (public transport, long plane rides etc) - The other day I had to go up to London to pick up my visas for going to China next month and I left my headphones at home and you've no idea how much of a torture that is. I've got two pair of iPhone headphones and since then I always keep one in my bag as I never want to go through that again. I just find that having music with you on long journey not only helps keep you sane but can also help a long journey feel a lot quicker. I always create different playlists for long car or plane journeys as I find they can really help. It's important to have an amazing playlist. 

Gym & Exercise Motivation - I'm not really a gym person. However I am slowly becoming better and I am going a lot more regularly. Normally on my days off or evenings when I'm not really doing a lot. I will definitely never be one of those people who goes to the gym early in the morning. Whether I am going for a run or to the actual gym music is definitely the motivation that I need to help me achieve my goals and really does help whip me into gear. Currently obsession for the gym is 'Power' by Little Mix. Ultimate motivating song. I also find that listening to any of the playlists on the workout section of spotify also really helpful and motivating.

Blogging/Work Motivation - I have always been one of those people that has needed music to help me when it comes to work, school and even blogging. I was never able to revise or do an assignment at school or university without music playing in the background even if it was very soft and quiet in the background. It just helps me focus and concentrate more and again it's a great motivation tool as well.

The Soundtrack To My Skincare/Pamper Routine - Is there anything better than having a bit of a pamper night with the best new tunes playing in the background. I always tend to do my pamper nights when there is nobody at home. I tend to just turn up the volume on my phone or stereo (yes I still have a stereo) and just sing along (very badly) to the songs at the top of my lungs. It always helps me relax. Right now I'm obsessed with Havana by Camilla Cabello. So good!

To Help Calm Me Down - On days where I am perhaps feeling a little sad and upset (most of you will know I suffer from anxiety and depression) I always tend to put music on however I always find this very hit and miss. When I listen to music I always get very involved in the lyrics and a song can either help me completely or make me cry buckets which in itself tends to be a good thing as I get all that emotion out and can then just start all over. In my opinion I just think music is the best thing for helping with anything like nerves, anxiety or even if you're just having a bad day and don't think anything can make it better just pop on your favorite music and I can guarantee that you will feel a little bit better. I find listening to a bit of musical theater helps me and some of my favorite albums are by the lovely Collabro. They have three albums out filled with musical theater goodness that I'd highly recommend as not only do they have beautiful songs on them  but the voices are just so beautiful and will definitely calm you right down.

To Help Me Sleep - I cannot sleep without a film playing on my laptop or music in the background. I just cannot sleep without some form of music playing. It just relaxes and de-stresses me. It really annoys me parents because sometimes they think there is someone singing in the house that's not meant to be there. Oops.

So there we have it. Just a list of the way music helps me go about my everyday life. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post music is just a huge part of my life, as I'm sure it is for those of you who are reading this post. We literally can't go through life without it and no matter how you are feeling or where you are at that particular moment in time music will always be there. This post is getting a little bit sappy now so I'll end the post there. Music does wonders for my mood and definitely helps me be that little bit more productive. I tend to listen to spotify for all my music so if you are interested in seeing the kind of music I listen to be sure to head on over to 'Fleur Danielle Griffin'. Are you a music lover like me? How does it help you with your own everyday life? Let me know in the comments below and I'll speak to you in my next post. 

Hugs and Kisses

*SIDENOTE - I was inspired to write this post after reading THIS post by the lovely Em Sheldon. In her post she speaks about how she uses music to get her through the day and I thought it was such an amazing post idea and really wanted to do my own version as music is something that means the world to me. Before I get comments saying I've copied her idea, I tweeted Em asking her if it would be okay to write my own version and Em being the lovely person she is was very supportive and said yes so I hope you enjoy my version Em if you're reading this. Thank you for being the inspiration behind this post*

Getting Through Everyday Life With Music


Hey Everyone! Hope you are all well. It's finally Friday! Yay! Well I mean, yay for those of you who are actually off this weekend. As usual I am working. However I am trying to think as positive as possible because I have lots of exciting things planned for the next couple of weeks. On Sunday evening I am going to the talented Rob Houchen's new EP launch. He played Marius in Les Miserables in the West End and is INSANELY talented. Then on Monday I am going to see Collabro in Southend with one of my closest friends Beki.  If you have been following my blog for a while now then you will know how much I adore Collabro. I've been to all their tours and have supported all their individual projects if I can so I am super excited to see them again on this tour as I know they will be absolutely amazing. On Tuesday evening which is Halloween I am going to Big Easy in Covent Garden for a meal and a few drinks with some of my best friends from university and I couldn't be more excited. After a super stressful few weeks at work and home I'm just excited to have a bit of a social life over the next few days. Anyway, enough of that. Today I thought I would do a little bit of a different post for you all today all about music and how I use it to get me through each day of my life.

Music is something that has been in my life for absolute ever. From being in my Dad's car listening to music by the Beatles, The Hollies, Dusty Springfield to discovering bands like Westlife, artists like Taylor Swift and even music from the West End, music is just something that has always been there even on my darkest days. So before I beat the record for the longest introduction in the world here's how I use music each and every day for different reasons.

A Little Pick Me Up In The Morning - The first thing I do in the morning when I wake up is switch my radio on and I'll either have Heart FM, Capital or Kiss playing. I absolutely love all three of these stations and I just find putting music on first thing in the morning is one of those things that can really help me get out of bed because I do tend to be one of those people that doesn't move in the morning unless I absolutely have to. I definitely find putting music on first thing is definitely one of those things that can slowly transform you into a morning person. No word of a lie!

On Long Journeys (public transport, long plane rides etc) - The other day I had to go up to London to pick up my visas for going to China next month and I left my headphones at home and you've no idea how much of a torture that is. I've got two pair of iPhone headphones and since then I always keep one in my bag as I never want to go through that again. I just find that having music with you on long journey not only helps keep you sane but can also help a long journey feel a lot quicker. I always create different playlists for long car or plane journeys as I find they can really help. It's important to have an amazing playlist. 

Gym & Exercise Motivation - I'm not really a gym person. However I am slowly becoming better and I am going a lot more regularly. Normally on my days off or evenings when I'm not really doing a lot. I will definitely never be one of those people who goes to the gym early in the morning. Whether I am going for a run or to the actual gym music is definitely the motivation that I need to help me achieve my goals and really does help whip me into gear. Currently obsession for the gym is 'Power' by Little Mix. Ultimate motivating song. I also find that listening to any of the playlists on the workout section of spotify also really helpful and motivating.

Blogging/Work Motivation - I have always been one of those people that has needed music to help me when it comes to work, school and even blogging. I was never able to revise or do an assignment at school or university without music playing in the background even if it was very soft and quiet in the background. It just helps me focus and concentrate more and again it's a great motivation tool as well.

The Soundtrack To My Skincare/Pamper Routine - Is there anything better than having a bit of a pamper night with the best new tunes playing in the background. I always tend to do my pamper nights when there is nobody at home. I tend to just turn up the volume on my phone or stereo (yes I still have a stereo) and just sing along (very badly) to the songs at the top of my lungs. It always helps me relax. Right now I'm obsessed with Havana by Camilla Cabello. So good!

To Help Calm Me Down - On days where I am perhaps feeling a little sad and upset (most of you will know I suffer from anxiety and depression) I always tend to put music on however I always find this very hit and miss. When I listen to music I always get very involved in the lyrics and a song can either help me completely or make me cry buckets which in itself tends to be a good thing as I get all that emotion out and can then just start all over. In my opinion I just think music is the best thing for helping with anything like nerves, anxiety or even if you're just having a bad day and don't think anything can make it better just pop on your favorite music and I can guarantee that you will feel a little bit better. I find listening to a bit of musical theater helps me and some of my favorite albums are by the lovely Collabro. They have three albums out filled with musical theater goodness that I'd highly recommend as not only do they have beautiful songs on them  but the voices are just so beautiful and will definitely calm you right down.

To Help Me Sleep - I cannot sleep without a film playing on my laptop or music in the background. I just cannot sleep without some form of music playing. It just relaxes and de-stresses me. It really annoys me parents because sometimes they think there is someone singing in the house that's not meant to be there. Oops.

So there we have it. Just a list of the way music helps me go about my everyday life. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post music is just a huge part of my life, as I'm sure it is for those of you who are reading this post. We literally can't go through life without it and no matter how you are feeling or where you are at that particular moment in time music will always be there. This post is getting a little bit sappy now so I'll end the post there. Music does wonders for my mood and definitely helps me be that little bit more productive. I tend to listen to spotify for all my music so if you are interested in seeing the kind of music I listen to be sure to head on over to 'Fleur Danielle Griffin'. Are you a music lover like me? How does it help you with your own everyday life? Let me know in the comments below and I'll speak to you in my next post. 

Hugs and Kisses

*SIDENOTE - I was inspired to write this post after reading THIS post by the lovely Em Sheldon. In her post she speaks about how she uses music to get her through the day and I thought it was such an amazing post idea and really wanted to do my own version as music is something that means the world to me. Before I get comments saying I've copied her idea, I tweeted Em asking her if it would be okay to write my own version and Em being the lovely person she is was very supportive and said yes so I hope you enjoy my version Em if you're reading this. Thank you for being the inspiration behind this post*

Hey Everyone. I hope you are all well and are having an amazing week so far. I am off today and just spending the day doing absolutely nothing. I did an 18 hour shift at work yesterday in order to get time off for my holiday yesterday and had a super hectic shift so I definitely need a day where I just don't do anything and today has definitely been one of those days. I have literally spent the entire day blogging and coming up with idea for blog posts which I need to do anyway because I'm away for most of November so make sure you keep an eye on my blog as there's going to be quite a lot of new posts over that time. Anyway, today I thought I'd do a post telling you about my Autumn/Winter essentials. If you hadn't already realised, Autumn is my favorite time of the year as everything is just so much better from the weather to the fashion. I will be splitting this post up into different categories so I really hope you enjoy this post. Before I beat the record for the longest introduction in the world let's get straight into it.

Beauty 

Lips - I recently did a post all about my favorite lip products for the autumn/winter months which was my previous post so I won't go into too much detail here however when it comes to lips my favorite shades are burgundy and deep red shades as I think they suit the autumn/winter months so well. It's also a color I have to wear all the time for work so the burgundy/red shades are a definite winner for me. 

Nails - Like with lips red/burgundy have to be my go to shades when it comes to nails in the autumn/winter months. As well as this having to do with the fact that my uniform code strictly forbids any other colors but red/pink I also think it's one of the few colors that actually suits my skin tone and I personally love them. It's got to the point now where even the girl who does my nails says to me 'You want your usual shade lovely'...oops. But yeah I absolutely love it. 

Blushes - In winter months I love that cold outdoor glow kinda look. Obviously I don't want to look like a clown but I love using shades of pink/rose gold on my cheeks as I find these are perfect autumn shades. I love using blushes that give me that just flushed appearance as I think that's a gorgeous look for this time of the year and one that I'll be sporting a lot throughout the next few months. 

Fashion 

Oversize Jumpers - Oversize items are something I pretty much wear all the time all year round anyway. I just think they are so super comfy and cosy. However I tend to go a little over the top in the autumn/winter season and purchase anything that's oversize, especially jumpers as not only do they go with absolutely everything but they are also super cosy and comfy and just a wardrobe staple in general. 

Ankle Boots - I'm actually kinda frustrated that the weather isn't that bad to whip the ankle boots out just yet but these are another essential for me around this time of the year.  I just love how well they go with any outfit. Even if you're on a night out there are ankle boots for literally any occasion making them the perfect shoe from this time of year. I have about 12 ankle boots in my collection and I have no intention of stopping as there are so many amazing styles out there this year. 

Denim Skirts - Another autumn/winter essential for this time of year is definitely denim skirts. Skirts have always been something that I have had a love hate relationships with for years. I always find them too tight or they don't quite fit my bum right. However this sumer when I was on holiday in France I came across two absolutely amazing fitting skirts and have been wearing them non stop since. I just think they are outfits you can dress up and down, they go amazing with ankle boots and kneel high tights and are really the perfect clothing item no matter what the season. It's definitely a wardrobe essential.

Other Random Bits & Bobs 

Netflix - Now that the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer and the weather is slowly but surely getting colder and more rainy what better way to chill out on days off than to catch up with your favorite TV show and all the chocolate? The UK version of netflix has got some amazing films and shows on there at the moment so it's definitely with signing up to especially for this time of the year.

Cinammon Hot Chocolate - I absolutely love cinnamon hot chocolates. Not only do they taste absolutely amazing and are perfect for when you're ill but they also get me really excited for the Christmas season. Yes I did just drop the 'C' word in there. Oops.

Ice Skating - If there's one thing I want to do more of at the moment it's ice skating. It's something that I absolutely love doing and I'm even considering taking lessons just for the fun of it. I mean why not right? Ice skating is definitely something that I love doing at this time of the year. I think they are the perfect thing to do if you're thinking of a date night idea or even just something you want to do with your siblings or best friends.

Salted Caramel - I love everything salted caramel and for a while when though a stage of making my own salted caramel hot chocolates last year. I don't just like salted caramel in drinks I absolutely love it in other foods as well such as chocolates and cookies which I know are pretty unhealthy but hey, a girl's gotta treat herself sometimes right?

Lush Baths - I am more of a long shower person than a chill in the bath with a good book and glass of prosecco person every other time of the year apart from the winter months. There's nothing better than getting in from a long day at work when it's really cold outside and running a bubble bath full of lush cosmetics bath bombs. It's just so relaxing and really warms you up and makes you feel relaxed. At the moment it's most definitely too warm for baths but I am desperate for it to get more chilly so I can indulge into a nice lush bath, literally!

Candles - Candles are something that are lit in my house and room all year round however my favorite scents normally tend to be released around this time. I love all the wintery scents like cinnamon ,and apple spice related candles. I'm just so excited to go on a massive candle shopping spree soon so I can get my house and room all set up for the winter months!

So there we have it. A list of all my must have essentials for the Winter months.  I hope you enjoyed this post. Make sure to leave me a comment below of all your favorite essentials for this time of year. Also let me know how many times I used the words 'Autumn/Winter' in this post because I don't think it was enough (HA). Take care of yourselves, be kind and I'll speak to you all in my next post.

Hugs and Kisses

The Autumn & Winter Essentials List


Hey Everyone. I hope you are all well and are having an amazing week so far. I am off today and just spending the day doing absolutely nothing. I did an 18 hour shift at work yesterday in order to get time off for my holiday yesterday and had a super hectic shift so I definitely need a day where I just don't do anything and today has definitely been one of those days. I have literally spent the entire day blogging and coming up with idea for blog posts which I need to do anyway because I'm away for most of November so make sure you keep an eye on my blog as there's going to be quite a lot of new posts over that time. Anyway, today I thought I'd do a post telling you about my Autumn/Winter essentials. If you hadn't already realised, Autumn is my favorite time of the year as everything is just so much better from the weather to the fashion. I will be splitting this post up into different categories so I really hope you enjoy this post. Before I beat the record for the longest introduction in the world let's get straight into it.

Beauty 

Lips - I recently did a post all about my favorite lip products for the autumn/winter months which was my previous post so I won't go into too much detail here however when it comes to lips my favorite shades are burgundy and deep red shades as I think they suit the autumn/winter months so well. It's also a color I have to wear all the time for work so the burgundy/red shades are a definite winner for me. 

Nails - Like with lips red/burgundy have to be my go to shades when it comes to nails in the autumn/winter months. As well as this having to do with the fact that my uniform code strictly forbids any other colors but red/pink I also think it's one of the few colors that actually suits my skin tone and I personally love them. It's got to the point now where even the girl who does my nails says to me 'You want your usual shade lovely'...oops. But yeah I absolutely love it. 

Blushes - In winter months I love that cold outdoor glow kinda look. Obviously I don't want to look like a clown but I love using shades of pink/rose gold on my cheeks as I find these are perfect autumn shades. I love using blushes that give me that just flushed appearance as I think that's a gorgeous look for this time of the year and one that I'll be sporting a lot throughout the next few months. 

Fashion 

Oversize Jumpers - Oversize items are something I pretty much wear all the time all year round anyway. I just think they are so super comfy and cosy. However I tend to go a little over the top in the autumn/winter season and purchase anything that's oversize, especially jumpers as not only do they go with absolutely everything but they are also super cosy and comfy and just a wardrobe staple in general. 

Ankle Boots - I'm actually kinda frustrated that the weather isn't that bad to whip the ankle boots out just yet but these are another essential for me around this time of the year.  I just love how well they go with any outfit. Even if you're on a night out there are ankle boots for literally any occasion making them the perfect shoe from this time of year. I have about 12 ankle boots in my collection and I have no intention of stopping as there are so many amazing styles out there this year. 

Denim Skirts - Another autumn/winter essential for this time of year is definitely denim skirts. Skirts have always been something that I have had a love hate relationships with for years. I always find them too tight or they don't quite fit my bum right. However this sumer when I was on holiday in France I came across two absolutely amazing fitting skirts and have been wearing them non stop since. I just think they are outfits you can dress up and down, they go amazing with ankle boots and kneel high tights and are really the perfect clothing item no matter what the season. It's definitely a wardrobe essential.

Other Random Bits & Bobs 

Netflix - Now that the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer and the weather is slowly but surely getting colder and more rainy what better way to chill out on days off than to catch up with your favorite TV show and all the chocolate? The UK version of netflix has got some amazing films and shows on there at the moment so it's definitely with signing up to especially for this time of the year.

Cinammon Hot Chocolate - I absolutely love cinnamon hot chocolates. Not only do they taste absolutely amazing and are perfect for when you're ill but they also get me really excited for the Christmas season. Yes I did just drop the 'C' word in there. Oops.

Ice Skating - If there's one thing I want to do more of at the moment it's ice skating. It's something that I absolutely love doing and I'm even considering taking lessons just for the fun of it. I mean why not right? Ice skating is definitely something that I love doing at this time of the year. I think they are the perfect thing to do if you're thinking of a date night idea or even just something you want to do with your siblings or best friends.

Salted Caramel - I love everything salted caramel and for a while when though a stage of making my own salted caramel hot chocolates last year. I don't just like salted caramel in drinks I absolutely love it in other foods as well such as chocolates and cookies which I know are pretty unhealthy but hey, a girl's gotta treat herself sometimes right?

Lush Baths - I am more of a long shower person than a chill in the bath with a good book and glass of prosecco person every other time of the year apart from the winter months. There's nothing better than getting in from a long day at work when it's really cold outside and running a bubble bath full of lush cosmetics bath bombs. It's just so relaxing and really warms you up and makes you feel relaxed. At the moment it's most definitely too warm for baths but I am desperate for it to get more chilly so I can indulge into a nice lush bath, literally!

Candles - Candles are something that are lit in my house and room all year round however my favorite scents normally tend to be released around this time. I love all the wintery scents like cinnamon ,and apple spice related candles. I'm just so excited to go on a massive candle shopping spree soon so I can get my house and room all set up for the winter months!

So there we have it. A list of all my must have essentials for the Winter months.  I hope you enjoyed this post. Make sure to leave me a comment below of all your favorite essentials for this time of year. Also let me know how many times I used the words 'Autumn/Winter' in this post because I don't think it was enough (HA). Take care of yourselves, be kind and I'll speak to you all in my next post.

Hugs and Kisses

Hey Everyone, I hope you are all well. So today I have had an extremely busy day. I won't get into too much detail because I don't want to bore you but as you are reading this I am currently on my way back home from London after heading to the Chinese Visa Application Centre. My Mum, Aunt and I have all decided to go on a 10 day trip to Shanghai and even though the initial process of visa applications has been extremely stressful I am just so super excited to finally go there next month. Yes I know I am leaving the visa application a little late but I'm still giving myself enough time at the same time if that makes any sense. Anyway, enough rambling let's get straight into the point of today's post.


Today I thought that I would tell you of my favorite absolutely favorite lip products to use. In this post you'll see balms, lipsticks, lip butters and lip oils and they are all things I use pretty much every day to keep my lips in tip top condition. So without further ado, let's get straight into it.


So as you can see from the photo above some of my favorite lip products are from Rimmel, Clarins, Nuxe and Revlon. I always love mixing a bit of high end with low end products and vice versa as to be completely honest what you can find in the high street very often trumps the products that you can get for double the price from a high end brand. This is from my personal experience anyway however the two high end products that are mentioned here are definitely two of my all time favorite beauty products ever.


I'm going to kick things off by talking about three of my favorite lipsticks at the moment. As you can see they are all red. Going to be completely honest I'm not really a lipstick kinda person. I prefer lip butters or glosses however since working for British Airways part of the uniform code is to have a red lip. I've trialed and tested about 30 different lipsticks since I joined the company and I have tosay that these are definitely my top three favorite lipsticks to wear on a daily basis at work.

Rimmel 'Retro Red' Lasting Finish Lipstick: This is one lipstick that I actually put of trying for ages. There was just something about it that just made it seem to daring for me. I had to go for it though because, well one, the packaging is just absolutely amazing, and two, the color of this lipstick is incredible. The packaging I believe was special edition to mark 15 years. I'm saying all this as it's what I can remember from their release but please don't quote me on that. The color 'Retro Red' is beautiful plum shade that will definitely suit all skin tones. I absolutely love how lovely the finish is. It's not matte but it's not a glossy finish either, it's more of a satin finish that doesn't dry out the lips which is a bonus for me as my lips get dry very quickly. If you're interested in this lipstick then head on over HERE to purchase it.

Revlon 'Berry Smoothie' Lip Butter: If you have been reading my blog for a while then you will know that I always speak about this lip butter. It's one of my absolute favorite beauty products and I think I've mentioned it in every single favorites post I've done. Berry Smoothie is a beautiful burgundy red shade, that not only is perfect for this time of the year but it's also a shade that will suit everyone no matter your skintone. It's definitely one I could rave about forever but I will restrain from doing so. Hey, what can I say...I really bloody love this lipstick. If you're interested here's the LINK to purchase it.

Rimmel's 'The Only One Matte' Lipstick In 810 - So this was a lipstick I definitely had a love hate relationship when I first bought it. As you can probably guess by my selection of lip products featured in this post I tend to go for something that has a glossy, satiny finish and this lipstick is the complete opposite of that. However, I saw so many other bloggers rave about it and I know a few people at work absolutely swear by this product so I bought it. Although it took me a couple of weeks to get used to it I now absolutely love it. I do find that this lipstick lasts longer on my lips than the others I have in my collection. I also find that even though it's a matte lipstick it doesn't actually dry my lips out which was is my biggest concern about matte lipsticks and why I don't purchase them often. This lipstick however I find is very creamy and smooth upon application and very comfortable to wear on your lips. You can check out this lipstick as well as view the other shades they have by clicking the link HERE.


My next two favorite lip products are two products I use daily, morning and night, as part of my skincare routine. On no make up days these are the only two products I turn to as they are just amazing and do wonders for my lips.

Clarins 'Instant Light Lip Comfort' Oil - This product is something I tend to use before bed as it's a product that is so deeply nourishing and non greasy. The difference in my lips is amazing. They are more nourished, healthy looking, they don't look chapped and as we all know this is the season of chapped lips. The scent of the product is also so lovely. It's a light honey scent which isn't too overpowering and just adds to the attractiveness of the product. I absolutely love it. I know that over the summer Clarins actually expanded on their range of lip oils. This one I've got is just a clear coverage on the lips whereas now you can get a few that add a little bit of color to the lips which I personally love the look of. I haven't had the chance to invest in them yet but I definitely will be saving up for a couple in the near future. If you're interested in any of the Clarins Lip Oils then I would recommend just heading over HERE to check out the other oils they have in the range.

Nuxe Rev De Miel Lip Balm - One of my all time favorite lip balms and something that no matter how poor I am I always end up repurchasing as it always works absolute wonders on my lips. Most lip balms can be quite thin and glossy on the lips however this one is incredibly thick and matte on the lips. When I first bought it I was slightly concerned about how thick it was but then I realised this is obviously for a reason and that's to make your lips super moisturised and hydrated for the whole entire day or night. I never really use this lip balm in the day as I find it's too thick and I'd have to wait ages for it to sink in to the lips before applying a lipstick over the top so I tend to use this at night before bedtime an in the morning I always wake up with super moisturized lips. I think this lip balm is amazing and absolutely perfect for the winter months especially if you are like me and suffer with chapped lips I just think this will work wonders on you. If you're interested in this lip balm then head on over HERE to have a look.


So there we have it, just a few of my favorite lip products at the moment and ones that I highly recommend everyone definitely purchases at least once as I can imagine all these products suiting everyone no matter your skin tone or type. If you have used any of these products below then be sure to let me know in the comments below your thoughts. If not, will you be trying these products in the future? Thank you for reading and I'll see you in my next post. 

Hugs and Kisses

My Current Top 5 Favorite Ever Lip Products


Hey Everyone, I hope you are all well. So today I have had an extremely busy day. I won't get into too much detail because I don't want to bore you but as you are reading this I am currently on my way back home from London after heading to the Chinese Visa Application Centre. My Mum, Aunt and I have all decided to go on a 10 day trip to Shanghai and even though the initial process of visa applications has been extremely stressful I am just so super excited to finally go there next month. Yes I know I am leaving the visa application a little late but I'm still giving myself enough time at the same time if that makes any sense. Anyway, enough rambling let's get straight into the point of today's post.


Today I thought that I would tell you of my favorite absolutely favorite lip products to use. In this post you'll see balms, lipsticks, lip butters and lip oils and they are all things I use pretty much every day to keep my lips in tip top condition. So without further ado, let's get straight into it.


So as you can see from the photo above some of my favorite lip products are from Rimmel, Clarins, Nuxe and Revlon. I always love mixing a bit of high end with low end products and vice versa as to be completely honest what you can find in the high street very often trumps the products that you can get for double the price from a high end brand. This is from my personal experience anyway however the two high end products that are mentioned here are definitely two of my all time favorite beauty products ever.


I'm going to kick things off by talking about three of my favorite lipsticks at the moment. As you can see they are all red. Going to be completely honest I'm not really a lipstick kinda person. I prefer lip butters or glosses however since working for British Airways part of the uniform code is to have a red lip. I've trialed and tested about 30 different lipsticks since I joined the company and I have tosay that these are definitely my top three favorite lipsticks to wear on a daily basis at work.

Rimmel 'Retro Red' Lasting Finish Lipstick: This is one lipstick that I actually put of trying for ages. There was just something about it that just made it seem to daring for me. I had to go for it though because, well one, the packaging is just absolutely amazing, and two, the color of this lipstick is incredible. The packaging I believe was special edition to mark 15 years. I'm saying all this as it's what I can remember from their release but please don't quote me on that. The color 'Retro Red' is beautiful plum shade that will definitely suit all skin tones. I absolutely love how lovely the finish is. It's not matte but it's not a glossy finish either, it's more of a satin finish that doesn't dry out the lips which is a bonus for me as my lips get dry very quickly. If you're interested in this lipstick then head on over HERE to purchase it.

Revlon 'Berry Smoothie' Lip Butter: If you have been reading my blog for a while then you will know that I always speak about this lip butter. It's one of my absolute favorite beauty products and I think I've mentioned it in every single favorites post I've done. Berry Smoothie is a beautiful burgundy red shade, that not only is perfect for this time of the year but it's also a shade that will suit everyone no matter your skintone. It's definitely one I could rave about forever but I will restrain from doing so. Hey, what can I say...I really bloody love this lipstick. If you're interested here's the LINK to purchase it.

Rimmel's 'The Only One Matte' Lipstick In 810 - So this was a lipstick I definitely had a love hate relationship when I first bought it. As you can probably guess by my selection of lip products featured in this post I tend to go for something that has a glossy, satiny finish and this lipstick is the complete opposite of that. However, I saw so many other bloggers rave about it and I know a few people at work absolutely swear by this product so I bought it. Although it took me a couple of weeks to get used to it I now absolutely love it. I do find that this lipstick lasts longer on my lips than the others I have in my collection. I also find that even though it's a matte lipstick it doesn't actually dry my lips out which was is my biggest concern about matte lipsticks and why I don't purchase them often. This lipstick however I find is very creamy and smooth upon application and very comfortable to wear on your lips. You can check out this lipstick as well as view the other shades they have by clicking the link HERE.


My next two favorite lip products are two products I use daily, morning and night, as part of my skincare routine. On no make up days these are the only two products I turn to as they are just amazing and do wonders for my lips.

Clarins 'Instant Light Lip Comfort' Oil - This product is something I tend to use before bed as it's a product that is so deeply nourishing and non greasy. The difference in my lips is amazing. They are more nourished, healthy looking, they don't look chapped and as we all know this is the season of chapped lips. The scent of the product is also so lovely. It's a light honey scent which isn't too overpowering and just adds to the attractiveness of the product. I absolutely love it. I know that over the summer Clarins actually expanded on their range of lip oils. This one I've got is just a clear coverage on the lips whereas now you can get a few that add a little bit of color to the lips which I personally love the look of. I haven't had the chance to invest in them yet but I definitely will be saving up for a couple in the near future. If you're interested in any of the Clarins Lip Oils then I would recommend just heading over HERE to check out the other oils they have in the range.

Nuxe Rev De Miel Lip Balm - One of my all time favorite lip balms and something that no matter how poor I am I always end up repurchasing as it always works absolute wonders on my lips. Most lip balms can be quite thin and glossy on the lips however this one is incredibly thick and matte on the lips. When I first bought it I was slightly concerned about how thick it was but then I realised this is obviously for a reason and that's to make your lips super moisturised and hydrated for the whole entire day or night. I never really use this lip balm in the day as I find it's too thick and I'd have to wait ages for it to sink in to the lips before applying a lipstick over the top so I tend to use this at night before bedtime an in the morning I always wake up with super moisturized lips. I think this lip balm is amazing and absolutely perfect for the winter months especially if you are like me and suffer with chapped lips I just think this will work wonders on you. If you're interested in this lip balm then head on over HERE to have a look.


So there we have it, just a few of my favorite lip products at the moment and ones that I highly recommend everyone definitely purchases at least once as I can imagine all these products suiting everyone no matter your skin tone or type. If you have used any of these products below then be sure to let me know in the comments below your thoughts. If not, will you be trying these products in the future? Thank you for reading and I'll see you in my next post. 

Hugs and Kisses

Hey everyone! Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and an amazing start to the week. I was working on Saturday but spent my Sunday in London with a few friends at a show one of the lovely boys from Collabro puts on once a month. It was amazing and after a long couple of weeks working away it was so lovely to just chill out, catch up with my friends and just spend the afternoon listening to amazing music and escape from the outside world for a little bit. It's something that always makes me so happy and today I've literally been so happy and smiling all day as it was such a buzzing atmosphere. It really was amazing. Anyway, enough rambling. Today I thought that I'd talk to you all about my current favorite tools to use as a blogger and I thought I'd share them here on my blog. I think this will be an interesting post for those of you who are quite new to blogging or who want to shake things up a little bit to make the whole blogging experience more interesting. I hope you enjoy this post.

Grammerly
If you are a student then you probably already use this but if not even if you're just a blogger I think this little tool is just incredible. If you're a blogger who writes a post but then is worried about the grammar in it and get too scared to publish it (I used to be one) 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 that I haven't stopped using it since.  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 as you'll be able to correct it straight away! Win-Win!

Picmonkey
This is a bit of a sore subject with bloggers at the moment as picmonkey have recently changed their terms and conditions and it's gone from being an amazing free app to something that you now have to pay for. It's £9 a month which is pricey but I've actually cancelled a couple of subscriptions in order to pay for this app as I just think it's absolutely incredible when it comes to editing photos for a blog post or even for instagram. There are so many things you can do on there such as adding texts to images, brightening your photos, making them whiter, crisper and clearer etc. It's just got everything on there and I definitely think it's something worth investing in, for me personally anyway.

Pinterest
Pinterest has always been something I have absolutely loved using. I think it's the absolute perfect tool for finding inspiration for absolutely everything whether it is inspiration for blog posts, outfit post, recipes, home inspiration, travel inspiration etc, it is all on there. It's definitely something I'd also recommend for driving traffic to your blog. It's something that I started to do at the beginning of this year and haven't really done much off recently but you really do notice a difference. Definitely one to check out.

Unum
A new addition to my phone over the last couple of months is UNUM. Don't ask me to pronounce it because I have no idea however it is such an amazing little app for planning your instagram grid. I've stopped obsessing over having a theme on my instagram now as that took the fun out for me but I still love using this app to see if the photos will go well next to each other and whether or not they'll look good on my grid. It's definitely an amazing planning tool for instagram.

Instagram
Instagram in general is amazing. I know recently there's been more downs than ups when it comes to the apps but I personally find it amazing for finding out where things are from. I love that you can link and hashtag brands now in the story section and if you're following a bigger influencer many of them would have linked the product they are showing in their story with the swipe up feature.

HootSuite 
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 and definitely one of my most used apps.

UnrollMe 
Okay so currently in my inbox I have 1100 unread emails. It is mental and you may be thinking okay shouldn't you be reading them? I mean the thought of doing that right now is definitely making me nauseous. However this app has been a lifesaver recently. What it 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 to get rid of all those unwanted spam emails.

Evernote 
An app for those of you who love creating and making lists like me. 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 as there's just a lot more you can do. Definitely something that's worth downloading.

VSCOCam 
This is one of the most popular photo apps out there 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 mainly for when I don't really have the time to just sit in front of my laptop and edit photos. I tend to use this when I'm on the train home from work I just sit on there and edit them so they are ready to be uploaded on blogger. It's such an amazing app!

Bloglovin' 
I've seen a lot of tweets recently from bloggers asking if anyone actually still uses bloglovin' and I'm here to say Yes!!! I don't get why people are stopping using it? It's the perfect place to find your blog posts in one place and you can also read you favorite bloggers posts as they are all in that one neat place. I think it's the perfect app if you haven't read a bloggers posts in a while and just want to catch up on them all. Bloglovin' is definitely the place to go. It also has different categories so if you want a travel post just click on travel, beauty post just click on beauty. I personally think it's an amazing website and something I hope I never stop using.

So there we have it, just a few of my favorite tools to use as a blogger. If you're after new apps or you're perhaps thinking of starting your own blog then I hope this has helped. If you use any of these apps then be sure to let me know in the comments below your thoughts. Also let me know of any other apps, tools and websites that you perhaps use as I'd love to know more about them. Have a good day and I'll speak to you more in my next post! 

Hugs and Kisses

10 Of The Best Tools, Apps & Websites You'll Find Useful If You're A Blogger


Hey everyone! Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and an amazing start to the week. I was working on Saturday but spent my Sunday in London with a few friends at a show one of the lovely boys from Collabro puts on once a month. It was amazing and after a long couple of weeks working away it was so lovely to just chill out, catch up with my friends and just spend the afternoon listening to amazing music and escape from the outside world for a little bit. It's something that always makes me so happy and today I've literally been so happy and smiling all day as it was such a buzzing atmosphere. It really was amazing. Anyway, enough rambling. Today I thought that I'd talk to you all about my current favorite tools to use as a blogger and I thought I'd share them here on my blog. I think this will be an interesting post for those of you who are quite new to blogging or who want to shake things up a little bit to make the whole blogging experience more interesting. I hope you enjoy this post.

Grammerly
If you are a student then you probably already use this but if not even if you're just a blogger I think this little tool is just incredible. If you're a blogger who writes a post but then is worried about the grammar in it and get too scared to publish it (I used to be one) 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 that I haven't stopped using it since.  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 as you'll be able to correct it straight away! Win-Win!

Picmonkey
This is a bit of a sore subject with bloggers at the moment as picmonkey have recently changed their terms and conditions and it's gone from being an amazing free app to something that you now have to pay for. It's £9 a month which is pricey but I've actually cancelled a couple of subscriptions in order to pay for this app as I just think it's absolutely incredible when it comes to editing photos for a blog post or even for instagram. There are so many things you can do on there such as adding texts to images, brightening your photos, making them whiter, crisper and clearer etc. It's just got everything on there and I definitely think it's something worth investing in, for me personally anyway.

Pinterest
Pinterest has always been something I have absolutely loved using. I think it's the absolute perfect tool for finding inspiration for absolutely everything whether it is inspiration for blog posts, outfit post, recipes, home inspiration, travel inspiration etc, it is all on there. It's definitely something I'd also recommend for driving traffic to your blog. It's something that I started to do at the beginning of this year and haven't really done much off recently but you really do notice a difference. Definitely one to check out.

Unum
A new addition to my phone over the last couple of months is UNUM. Don't ask me to pronounce it because I have no idea however it is such an amazing little app for planning your instagram grid. I've stopped obsessing over having a theme on my instagram now as that took the fun out for me but I still love using this app to see if the photos will go well next to each other and whether or not they'll look good on my grid. It's definitely an amazing planning tool for instagram.

Instagram
Instagram in general is amazing. I know recently there's been more downs than ups when it comes to the apps but I personally find it amazing for finding out where things are from. I love that you can link and hashtag brands now in the story section and if you're following a bigger influencer many of them would have linked the product they are showing in their story with the swipe up feature.

HootSuite 
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 and definitely one of my most used apps.

UnrollMe 
Okay so currently in my inbox I have 1100 unread emails. It is mental and you may be thinking okay shouldn't you be reading them? I mean the thought of doing that right now is definitely making me nauseous. However this app has been a lifesaver recently. What it 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 to get rid of all those unwanted spam emails.

Evernote 
An app for those of you who love creating and making lists like me. 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 as there's just a lot more you can do. Definitely something that's worth downloading.

VSCOCam 
This is one of the most popular photo apps out there 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 mainly for when I don't really have the time to just sit in front of my laptop and edit photos. I tend to use this when I'm on the train home from work I just sit on there and edit them so they are ready to be uploaded on blogger. It's such an amazing app!

Bloglovin' 
I've seen a lot of tweets recently from bloggers asking if anyone actually still uses bloglovin' and I'm here to say Yes!!! I don't get why people are stopping using it? It's the perfect place to find your blog posts in one place and you can also read you favorite bloggers posts as they are all in that one neat place. I think it's the perfect app if you haven't read a bloggers posts in a while and just want to catch up on them all. Bloglovin' is definitely the place to go. It also has different categories so if you want a travel post just click on travel, beauty post just click on beauty. I personally think it's an amazing website and something I hope I never stop using.

So there we have it, just a few of my favorite tools to use as a blogger. If you're after new apps or you're perhaps thinking of starting your own blog then I hope this has helped. If you use any of these apps then be sure to let me know in the comments below your thoughts. Also let me know of any other apps, tools and websites that you perhaps use as I'd love to know more about them. Have a good day and I'll speak to you more in my next post! 

Hugs and Kisses

Hi Everyone! Hope you have all had an amazing week. I for one certainly am glad that it is Saturday. This week I've been training for a new role within the job I already do at British Airways and I am happy to report that I passed the training so I am super pleased. I start next week and I'm so excited. As much as I love customer service it'll be nice to do a little behind the scenes work too. With all the stress and weather change though I unfortunately accumulated a cold as well which isn't good so I'm treating today like a Sunday whereby I've not got out of my PJs, I've got a mug of lemsip beside me and Heart FM is on in the background. Pure heaven. Today I thought I'd tell you about the new collection from the Body Shop which is their Vanilla Pumpkin range. I spotted the Body Shop tweet about this on I think Tuesday night and I ordered it straight away. It arrived the very next day and I couldn't resist photographing it for my blog.

The Vanilla Pumpkin range is amazing. All their products smell the exact same some a little bit stronger than the others for example the mist and the shower gel but I love them all the same anyway. The products all contain and I quote from the body shop 'quintessential pumpkin fragrance, vanilla from Madagascar, and hints of tonka bean, hazelnut and maple syrup'. There are currently only 4 amazing products in the range so keep reading to find out my thoughts on each product.

The 'Vanilla Pumpkin' Shower Gel 

When it comes to shower gels I always love going for something with a sweeter scent which this product definitely has. I know some people don't like sweeter scents because they tend to be very overpowering or a bit sickly but I think this product is just right and isn't too over the top. Even though it is your standard every day shower gel my favorite thing about this product is that it's very creamy. Having only used it a couple of times since I got it I love the way it lathers up on the skin and just leaves the skin super soft. As someone who has mega dry skin it is very important to find products that improve my skin's hydration and get rid of all the dry patches and I find this shower gel definitely does the trick. The scent definitely lingers on the skin for a good few hours after you've had the shower which is amazing. 

The 'Vanilla Pumpkin' Body Shimmer Mist 

Shimmer mists are something I've never really used before but something I slowly want to start using more and this product is just absolutely gorgeous. Not only does it smell absolutely incredible but it also gives your skin that little bit of extra glow which is something that I absolutely love. Who doesn't love gorgeous glowy skin all year round after all whilst smelling amazing at the same time?! Definitely something I'd recommend especially if you want to keep your summer glow going for a little bit longer too. 

The 'Vanilla Pumpkin' Body Butter 

The body shop has always been my go to place when it comes to their body butters and other skin care items. I just think they are absolutely incredible when it comes to catering for those like me, who have dry skin. The body butters are always so incredibly hydrating and this one is definitely no different. Now that the summer is over these body butters are starting to make an appearance again. They are thicker and take longer to sink into the skin which is why I don't use them in the summer but I don't think this is a fault. This is something I definitely use a lot in the evenings after my baths and showers. My skin is always left feeling super smooth and soft and the scent always lingers which is a plus in my books. I will be using this one in particular over the next couple of months as I think it's the perfect scent for this time of the year. 

The 'Vanilla Pumpkin' Hand Cream 

I have dry hands at all times of the year however they definitely need a bit more TLC in the autumn and winter months due to the colder weather having a little bit more of a negative effect on them. Like with all the hand-creams I've used from the body shop this one works absolutely wonders on my hands. It's just incredibly moisturizing and the moisture lasts for a good proportion of the day. It also sinks into the skin super quickly too which I think is amazing.


Overall, I think this entire range is absolutely incredible and definitely one of my favorite ever scents that The Body Shop has brought out. The quality of the products are just absolutely incredible and if you just want good skincare that is cruelty free then this is a brand I'd definitely recommend. If you are interested in these products then you can buy them all for a cost of £37 with free delivery or you can head on over HERE to purchase the products individually as well as checking out more of the amazing products within The Body Shop's Range. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Have you tried this collection yet? What are your favorite scents from the body shop?

Hugs and Kisses

New From The Body Shop | The 'Vanilla Pumpkin' Collection & First Impressions


Hi Everyone! Hope you have all had an amazing week. I for one certainly am glad that it is Saturday. This week I've been training for a new role within the job I already do at British Airways and I am happy to report that I passed the training so I am super pleased. I start next week and I'm so excited. As much as I love customer service it'll be nice to do a little behind the scenes work too. With all the stress and weather change though I unfortunately accumulated a cold as well which isn't good so I'm treating today like a Sunday whereby I've not got out of my PJs, I've got a mug of lemsip beside me and Heart FM is on in the background. Pure heaven. Today I thought I'd tell you about the new collection from the Body Shop which is their Vanilla Pumpkin range. I spotted the Body Shop tweet about this on I think Tuesday night and I ordered it straight away. It arrived the very next day and I couldn't resist photographing it for my blog.

The Vanilla Pumpkin range is amazing. All their products smell the exact same some a little bit stronger than the others for example the mist and the shower gel but I love them all the same anyway. The products all contain and I quote from the body shop 'quintessential pumpkin fragrance, vanilla from Madagascar, and hints of tonka bean, hazelnut and maple syrup'. There are currently only 4 amazing products in the range so keep reading to find out my thoughts on each product.

The 'Vanilla Pumpkin' Shower Gel 

When it comes to shower gels I always love going for something with a sweeter scent which this product definitely has. I know some people don't like sweeter scents because they tend to be very overpowering or a bit sickly but I think this product is just right and isn't too over the top. Even though it is your standard every day shower gel my favorite thing about this product is that it's very creamy. Having only used it a couple of times since I got it I love the way it lathers up on the skin and just leaves the skin super soft. As someone who has mega dry skin it is very important to find products that improve my skin's hydration and get rid of all the dry patches and I find this shower gel definitely does the trick. The scent definitely lingers on the skin for a good few hours after you've had the shower which is amazing. 

The 'Vanilla Pumpkin' Body Shimmer Mist 

Shimmer mists are something I've never really used before but something I slowly want to start using more and this product is just absolutely gorgeous. Not only does it smell absolutely incredible but it also gives your skin that little bit of extra glow which is something that I absolutely love. Who doesn't love gorgeous glowy skin all year round after all whilst smelling amazing at the same time?! Definitely something I'd recommend especially if you want to keep your summer glow going for a little bit longer too. 

The 'Vanilla Pumpkin' Body Butter 

The body shop has always been my go to place when it comes to their body butters and other skin care items. I just think they are absolutely incredible when it comes to catering for those like me, who have dry skin. The body butters are always so incredibly hydrating and this one is definitely no different. Now that the summer is over these body butters are starting to make an appearance again. They are thicker and take longer to sink into the skin which is why I don't use them in the summer but I don't think this is a fault. This is something I definitely use a lot in the evenings after my baths and showers. My skin is always left feeling super smooth and soft and the scent always lingers which is a plus in my books. I will be using this one in particular over the next couple of months as I think it's the perfect scent for this time of the year. 

The 'Vanilla Pumpkin' Hand Cream 

I have dry hands at all times of the year however they definitely need a bit more TLC in the autumn and winter months due to the colder weather having a little bit more of a negative effect on them. Like with all the hand-creams I've used from the body shop this one works absolutely wonders on my hands. It's just incredibly moisturizing and the moisture lasts for a good proportion of the day. It also sinks into the skin super quickly too which I think is amazing.


Overall, I think this entire range is absolutely incredible and definitely one of my favorite ever scents that The Body Shop has brought out. The quality of the products are just absolutely incredible and if you just want good skincare that is cruelty free then this is a brand I'd definitely recommend. If you are interested in these products then you can buy them all for a cost of £37 with free delivery or you can head on over HERE to purchase the products individually as well as checking out more of the amazing products within The Body Shop's Range. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Have you tried this collection yet? What are your favorite scents from the body shop?

Hugs and Kisses

Hey Guys! So a bit of a personal post today. I thought that I would talk about confidence. If you know me well or you follow me on social media or you've even read this blog for the past few years then I am sure you will know I suffer from extreme low confidence especially confidence. I remember the first date I ever went on when I was around 15 years old. We went to Nandos in the town close by to where I live and I remember not feeling comfortable enough to eat around him. Now I can eat in front of anyone but my body confidence is still at an all time low to the point where when I walk past someone I can't help but feel like I am being judged. I know that's an awful way to think of feel but it's how I am and it's something I'm working very hard to change. Instead of making you all sit there and feel sorry for me I thought that today I would tell you of all the ways I do feel confident and little things that help boost my confidence a lot. I hope you enjoy this post.

Beautiful Underwear - Recently I've been buying lots of new underwear sets and I've thoroughly been enjoying wearing them. They are such beautiful, delicate pieces that just make me feel a. confident and b. sexy and as a woman there's no better feeling than those two combined. I have no shame in admitting that. At the end of the day they are under my normal clothes, they make me feel beautiful and confident and it's something that only I know about and I love that.

Smiling - I once read that smiling releases endorphins which in return helps to reduce stress levels. There's nothing I love more than smiling and feeling happy and confident whilst I do it. Recently I've been using an amazing teeth whitening tooth paste from the brand Arm and Hammer called 'Advance White Extreme'. This toothpaste is designed to make your teeth up to three shades whiter and even though I haven't tested the '3 shades' theory it has definitely made my teeth look a lot whiter and nothing makes me feel more confident than knowing I have bright white teeth. Also just an FYI this post isn't sponsored, I just bloomin love that toothpaste!

Freshly washed and blow-dried hair - My hair is probably my most favorite part of myself. It's something I always get compliments about due to it's length and it's something that I'm proud of as I have always kept it in really good condition. I just love the feeling of it when it's washed and dried and I love how healthy looking it is. It always makes me feel confident as the first thing anyone always notices about me is the length of my hair so the condition I keep it in is definitely something I take a lot of pride in.

Healthy Eating - Even though I do still have my naughty days here and there I've become a little bit obsessed with healthy eating nowadays. I make sure that I have enough fruit and vegetables in my diet as well as drinking plenty of water. I still eat all the things I love just in moderation as that is the key to a healthy diet. I think as important as it is to look healthy on the outside in terms of good skin, hair, nails, it's also important to feel healthy on the inside and this is something that is definitely making me feel a lot confident, which brings me on to the next point.

Exercising - Not going to lie here until a few months ago I rarely exercised. I mean I don't drive so I tend to walk everywhere anyway but in terms of making time for exercising and going to the gym I just didn't do it. I found it more of a chore rather than something to make time for and that is something I have definitely changed recently. I used to feel so shy walking into the gym as I just felt like everyone was watching me which isn't true at all. They are all there focusing on themselves so I've been to quite a few gym sessions recently and I've thoroughly enjoyed it and always felt super confident walking out of the gym. I'm also thinking of taking up ice skating too as this is something I've always wanted to do and it's amazing exercise so stay tuned for more of that.

Good Skin Days - I've always been the kind of girl that's more into skincare than make up. I've never really been big on make up at all. Recently I've been wearing very minimal to no make up at all unless I am at work and I've felt super okay with that. I'm not going to blow my own trumpet here but I've always had fairly good skin and it's one thing I have always felt super confident about. My attitude to my skin is this is what I was born with. Why not learn to appreciate it and show it off instead of spending hours covering it up.

Wearing Perfume - Perfume has always played a big part in my confidence. It's something I don't really spent time obsessing over when it comes to price. Smelling nice is a big part of looking and feeling good and knowing that I'm wearing something that makes me feel incredibly womanly, beautiful and sensual is something I absolutely love. This is often something I shy away from but I am slowly learning to embrace it and it's definitely making me a lot more confident in my own skin.

So there we have it, just a few things that are making me feel confident at the moment. I really hope you enjoyed this post. Feeling confident is something that I am learning to do for myself. I think it's so important to feel confident within yourself and who you are as a person. If you feel confident on the inside it is definitely something that will start to show on the outside and this is something I hope comes across when it comes to me soon. What makes you feel confident? How do you work your confidence?

Hugs and Kisses

A Few Things That Make Me Feel Confident


Hey Guys! So a bit of a personal post today. I thought that I would talk about confidence. If you know me well or you follow me on social media or you've even read this blog for the past few years then I am sure you will know I suffer from extreme low confidence especially confidence. I remember the first date I ever went on when I was around 15 years old. We went to Nandos in the town close by to where I live and I remember not feeling comfortable enough to eat around him. Now I can eat in front of anyone but my body confidence is still at an all time low to the point where when I walk past someone I can't help but feel like I am being judged. I know that's an awful way to think of feel but it's how I am and it's something I'm working very hard to change. Instead of making you all sit there and feel sorry for me I thought that today I would tell you of all the ways I do feel confident and little things that help boost my confidence a lot. I hope you enjoy this post.

Beautiful Underwear - Recently I've been buying lots of new underwear sets and I've thoroughly been enjoying wearing them. They are such beautiful, delicate pieces that just make me feel a. confident and b. sexy and as a woman there's no better feeling than those two combined. I have no shame in admitting that. At the end of the day they are under my normal clothes, they make me feel beautiful and confident and it's something that only I know about and I love that.

Smiling - I once read that smiling releases endorphins which in return helps to reduce stress levels. There's nothing I love more than smiling and feeling happy and confident whilst I do it. Recently I've been using an amazing teeth whitening tooth paste from the brand Arm and Hammer called 'Advance White Extreme'. This toothpaste is designed to make your teeth up to three shades whiter and even though I haven't tested the '3 shades' theory it has definitely made my teeth look a lot whiter and nothing makes me feel more confident than knowing I have bright white teeth. Also just an FYI this post isn't sponsored, I just bloomin love that toothpaste!

Freshly washed and blow-dried hair - My hair is probably my most favorite part of myself. It's something I always get compliments about due to it's length and it's something that I'm proud of as I have always kept it in really good condition. I just love the feeling of it when it's washed and dried and I love how healthy looking it is. It always makes me feel confident as the first thing anyone always notices about me is the length of my hair so the condition I keep it in is definitely something I take a lot of pride in.

Healthy Eating - Even though I do still have my naughty days here and there I've become a little bit obsessed with healthy eating nowadays. I make sure that I have enough fruit and vegetables in my diet as well as drinking plenty of water. I still eat all the things I love just in moderation as that is the key to a healthy diet. I think as important as it is to look healthy on the outside in terms of good skin, hair, nails, it's also important to feel healthy on the inside and this is something that is definitely making me feel a lot confident, which brings me on to the next point.

Exercising - Not going to lie here until a few months ago I rarely exercised. I mean I don't drive so I tend to walk everywhere anyway but in terms of making time for exercising and going to the gym I just didn't do it. I found it more of a chore rather than something to make time for and that is something I have definitely changed recently. I used to feel so shy walking into the gym as I just felt like everyone was watching me which isn't true at all. They are all there focusing on themselves so I've been to quite a few gym sessions recently and I've thoroughly enjoyed it and always felt super confident walking out of the gym. I'm also thinking of taking up ice skating too as this is something I've always wanted to do and it's amazing exercise so stay tuned for more of that.

Good Skin Days - I've always been the kind of girl that's more into skincare than make up. I've never really been big on make up at all. Recently I've been wearing very minimal to no make up at all unless I am at work and I've felt super okay with that. I'm not going to blow my own trumpet here but I've always had fairly good skin and it's one thing I have always felt super confident about. My attitude to my skin is this is what I was born with. Why not learn to appreciate it and show it off instead of spending hours covering it up.

Wearing Perfume - Perfume has always played a big part in my confidence. It's something I don't really spent time obsessing over when it comes to price. Smelling nice is a big part of looking and feeling good and knowing that I'm wearing something that makes me feel incredibly womanly, beautiful and sensual is something I absolutely love. This is often something I shy away from but I am slowly learning to embrace it and it's definitely making me a lot more confident in my own skin.

So there we have it, just a few things that are making me feel confident at the moment. I really hope you enjoyed this post. Feeling confident is something that I am learning to do for myself. I think it's so important to feel confident within yourself and who you are as a person. If you feel confident on the inside it is definitely something that will start to show on the outside and this is something I hope comes across when it comes to me soon. What makes you feel confident? How do you work your confidence?

Hugs and Kisses

Hey Everyone! Happy Friday! It's almost the weekend. Yay! I hope you're had a lovely week. I am currently working but I'm on a shorter shift today. It's only 5 hours which isn't bad. The perks of overtime at my job means I can pick and choose how many hours I do and today I chose 5. I am off tomorrow thankfully so it's nice to finish early today and just come home to relax before knowing that I am back in a silly o clock on Sunday morning. Anyway, I'm rambling a bit too much so let's get back into the point of this post. Today I thought I would talk to you about my favorite things to watch on netflix. Netflix has pretty much become a part of my daily routine. I'm quite lucky in the sense that with my job I can just go to work and leave it all there. I don't really have to worry about doing anything when I come home so the time is pretty much free to spend doing any other important things or just chilling out and doing what I want. Perks of airport life. I watch a wide range of different things on Netflix some new, some old, so before I ramble on too much here is what I have been loving and watching non-stop recently.

TV SHOWS
With TV shows I am definitely the slowest person at getting things watched which you will see from my my selection here. However I am a very open minded person as you can see from the range of shows I have been watching recently. 

Suits 
Suits is something I only started watching in the last couple of months and I really can't explain what took me so long to watch it. I absolutely love it. When I was younger I really wanted to be my lawyer and follow in my cousin's footsteps and watching suits just makes me regret not doing that. It's one of the shows that you'll put on to see what it's like an end up becoming hooked. That's definitely what happened with me. Only problem is you'd want Harvey Spector as your boss, Mike Ross' intelligence, Rachel's wardrobe/hair and Donna's sass. Oh and nothing will make you want to be a lawyer more. Trust me.

Gilmore Girls 
I couldn't write this post without including my favorite show of all time. The Gilmore Girls is a show I have loved for years now. At least 10 or 11. Yes it is that old. Last season aired in 2007. Not going to lie I was very disappointed by revival but the original show was incredible. It's about a mother and daughter and how they go about their daily lives. Not going to lie this show is definitely where I picked up my sarcastic habits. Oops. It's such a feel good, easy show to watch and one that I'd highly recommend watching.

Gossip Girl 
I was probably the last person on this planet to watch Gossip Girl but I absolutely love it. New York was always a place I wanted to go and this show definitely fuels my obsession even more. I managed to visit a few locations when I was in New York back in May and it's definitely a place I'm going to go back to later on this year or beginning of next year so I can explore it a bit more. It's definitely a show I'd recommend for those of you who love a bit of drama. This show has it all and I've still not finished watching the series yet. Thanks to spoilers I already know what happens at the end but I'm excited to get to that part.

Line Of Duty 
Someone at work recommended this show to me and I absolutely loved it. I wanted to get away from the usual rom-com series that I always watch and get into something a bit different. I wasn't expecting to like it but I absolutely love it and I'm pretty sure I watched the first 3 seasons in like a month. I've always been interested in the police force and different areas that the deal with so as gruesome as some of the storylines are it still fascinates me and it is definitely something I'd highly recommend if you're on the look out for something new.

Riverdale 
So this is a show that I've noticed has been very hit and miss with some people and I've seen a few tweets recently from people asking whether or not they should watch it and my answer is a definite YES! I personally love it. One thing I've learned from Netflix is don't go by what other people say, always give something a go because you might end up loving it. Riverdale is definitely a show I'd recommend. This show is about a group of kids who try to work out the death of someone else's brother. It has all the usual romance, overbearing parents and relationship drama that you can think of. Think PLL with Gossip Girl. If you love both those shows then I reckon this will be right up your street. There's only one season at the moment with the new season scheduled to start in I believe October? Or November? I'm not sure but either way definitely get this watched before the new season starts. You don't want spoilers now!

MOVIES 
When it comes to films I'm more of a classic rom-com kinda girl. However recently I've noticed a lot of my old favorite films have reappeared on netflix and I've been watching them recently instead of watching the new films that are out.

Never Been Kissed 
I absolutely adore this film and it definitely goes down as being one of my all time favorite films EVER. It's based on a girl who has like the title suggests has never been kissed, she's a journalist and is given the opportunity to go back to high school as an undercover journalist. I'm pretty useless at describing things but it stars Drew Barrymore who is one of my all time favorite actresses. I'd highly recommend watching this film.

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging 
This was by far one of my favorite ever films when I was a teen and even though I'm now 26 it's definitely one of those films I turn to whenever I'm in need of a good giggle. It's something I've put on to watch over the last couple of weeks as it's just such a feel good film and just reminds me of how I felt when I was that age. We all wanted a Robbie didn't we? Definitely a film I'd recommend watching, especially if you're in a bit of a funk. Oh and fun fact...the actress who plays Jas is now one of the leads in Poldark...and she's bloody incredible! 

Kiss and Cry 
Kiss and Cry is a film I came across just over a week ago and definitely goes down as one of the most inspirational films I've ever watched. It's based on a true story and focuses on the short life of Carley Allison, a figure skater and singer diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17. Now as sad as it sounds this film will make you laugh out loud as well as cry. The actress who plays Carley in the film was actually Carley's best friend in real life which just makes it that much more special. It's definitely put my life into perspective and I'd highly recommend giving it a watch. It'll definitely make you think about how lucky you are. Just be sure to have the tissues handy! 

Bride and Prejudice 
Another one of my favorite films was recently added to netflix and it's something I had to include as I'm currently watching it as I write this post. Bride and Prejudice is basically the bollywood version of, yep, you guessed it, Pride and Prejudice. As much as I love the Kiera Knightly film I love this version more. It's just such a feel good film that's full of colour, laughter and love. It's based in India and America and if you haven't seen it before I'd highly recommend it. It's all in English so if bollywood films aren't your thing don't worry as you'll feel like you're watching an american film anyway. 

27 Dresses
I'm kinda cheating with this one as it isn't actually on Netflix but it popped up in my genius recommendations on my itunes and it was a film I downloaded one afternoon because I was looking for something simple to watch and I absolutely loved this film. It follows the story of a girl and her obsession with weddings and making other people feel special and loved on their special day when she's never really had a wedding of her own. If you couldn't tell already I'm pretty useless at describing films as I don't want to give too much away but 27 Dresses stars Katherine Heigl and James Marsden who are two actors I absolutely adore so I'd definitely recommend checking this film out if you haven't seen it already. 

So there we have it, just a few things that I have been loving on Netflix lately. If you haven't seen these films or tv shows before then it's something I'd definitely recommend checking out. If you have be sure to let me know in the comments what you think. Also let me know what you have been watching on Netflix lately. Are there any shows or films you think should be added to their collection? Take care and I'll speak to you in my next post. 

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10 Things I've Been Loving On Netflix Recently


Hey Everyone! Happy Friday! It's almost the weekend. Yay! I hope you're had a lovely week. I am currently working but I'm on a shorter shift today. It's only 5 hours which isn't bad. The perks of overtime at my job means I can pick and choose how many hours I do and today I chose 5. I am off tomorrow thankfully so it's nice to finish early today and just come home to relax before knowing that I am back in a silly o clock on Sunday morning. Anyway, I'm rambling a bit too much so let's get back into the point of this post. Today I thought I would talk to you about my favorite things to watch on netflix. Netflix has pretty much become a part of my daily routine. I'm quite lucky in the sense that with my job I can just go to work and leave it all there. I don't really have to worry about doing anything when I come home so the time is pretty much free to spend doing any other important things or just chilling out and doing what I want. Perks of airport life. I watch a wide range of different things on Netflix some new, some old, so before I ramble on too much here is what I have been loving and watching non-stop recently.

TV SHOWS
With TV shows I am definitely the slowest person at getting things watched which you will see from my my selection here. However I am a very open minded person as you can see from the range of shows I have been watching recently. 

Suits 
Suits is something I only started watching in the last couple of months and I really can't explain what took me so long to watch it. I absolutely love it. When I was younger I really wanted to be my lawyer and follow in my cousin's footsteps and watching suits just makes me regret not doing that. It's one of the shows that you'll put on to see what it's like an end up becoming hooked. That's definitely what happened with me. Only problem is you'd want Harvey Spector as your boss, Mike Ross' intelligence, Rachel's wardrobe/hair and Donna's sass. Oh and nothing will make you want to be a lawyer more. Trust me.

Gilmore Girls 
I couldn't write this post without including my favorite show of all time. The Gilmore Girls is a show I have loved for years now. At least 10 or 11. Yes it is that old. Last season aired in 2007. Not going to lie I was very disappointed by revival but the original show was incredible. It's about a mother and daughter and how they go about their daily lives. Not going to lie this show is definitely where I picked up my sarcastic habits. Oops. It's such a feel good, easy show to watch and one that I'd highly recommend watching.

Gossip Girl 
I was probably the last person on this planet to watch Gossip Girl but I absolutely love it. New York was always a place I wanted to go and this show definitely fuels my obsession even more. I managed to visit a few locations when I was in New York back in May and it's definitely a place I'm going to go back to later on this year or beginning of next year so I can explore it a bit more. It's definitely a show I'd recommend for those of you who love a bit of drama. This show has it all and I've still not finished watching the series yet. Thanks to spoilers I already know what happens at the end but I'm excited to get to that part.

Line Of Duty 
Someone at work recommended this show to me and I absolutely loved it. I wanted to get away from the usual rom-com series that I always watch and get into something a bit different. I wasn't expecting to like it but I absolutely love it and I'm pretty sure I watched the first 3 seasons in like a month. I've always been interested in the police force and different areas that the deal with so as gruesome as some of the storylines are it still fascinates me and it is definitely something I'd highly recommend if you're on the look out for something new.

Riverdale 
So this is a show that I've noticed has been very hit and miss with some people and I've seen a few tweets recently from people asking whether or not they should watch it and my answer is a definite YES! I personally love it. One thing I've learned from Netflix is don't go by what other people say, always give something a go because you might end up loving it. Riverdale is definitely a show I'd recommend. This show is about a group of kids who try to work out the death of someone else's brother. It has all the usual romance, overbearing parents and relationship drama that you can think of. Think PLL with Gossip Girl. If you love both those shows then I reckon this will be right up your street. There's only one season at the moment with the new season scheduled to start in I believe October? Or November? I'm not sure but either way definitely get this watched before the new season starts. You don't want spoilers now!

MOVIES 
When it comes to films I'm more of a classic rom-com kinda girl. However recently I've noticed a lot of my old favorite films have reappeared on netflix and I've been watching them recently instead of watching the new films that are out.

Never Been Kissed 
I absolutely adore this film and it definitely goes down as being one of my all time favorite films EVER. It's based on a girl who has like the title suggests has never been kissed, she's a journalist and is given the opportunity to go back to high school as an undercover journalist. I'm pretty useless at describing things but it stars Drew Barrymore who is one of my all time favorite actresses. I'd highly recommend watching this film.

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging 
This was by far one of my favorite ever films when I was a teen and even though I'm now 26 it's definitely one of those films I turn to whenever I'm in need of a good giggle. It's something I've put on to watch over the last couple of weeks as it's just such a feel good film and just reminds me of how I felt when I was that age. We all wanted a Robbie didn't we? Definitely a film I'd recommend watching, especially if you're in a bit of a funk. Oh and fun fact...the actress who plays Jas is now one of the leads in Poldark...and she's bloody incredible! 

Kiss and Cry 
Kiss and Cry is a film I came across just over a week ago and definitely goes down as one of the most inspirational films I've ever watched. It's based on a true story and focuses on the short life of Carley Allison, a figure skater and singer diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17. Now as sad as it sounds this film will make you laugh out loud as well as cry. The actress who plays Carley in the film was actually Carley's best friend in real life which just makes it that much more special. It's definitely put my life into perspective and I'd highly recommend giving it a watch. It'll definitely make you think about how lucky you are. Just be sure to have the tissues handy! 

Bride and Prejudice 
Another one of my favorite films was recently added to netflix and it's something I had to include as I'm currently watching it as I write this post. Bride and Prejudice is basically the bollywood version of, yep, you guessed it, Pride and Prejudice. As much as I love the Kiera Knightly film I love this version more. It's just such a feel good film that's full of colour, laughter and love. It's based in India and America and if you haven't seen it before I'd highly recommend it. It's all in English so if bollywood films aren't your thing don't worry as you'll feel like you're watching an american film anyway. 

27 Dresses
I'm kinda cheating with this one as it isn't actually on Netflix but it popped up in my genius recommendations on my itunes and it was a film I downloaded one afternoon because I was looking for something simple to watch and I absolutely loved this film. It follows the story of a girl and her obsession with weddings and making other people feel special and loved on their special day when she's never really had a wedding of her own. If you couldn't tell already I'm pretty useless at describing films as I don't want to give too much away but 27 Dresses stars Katherine Heigl and James Marsden who are two actors I absolutely adore so I'd definitely recommend checking this film out if you haven't seen it already. 

So there we have it, just a few things that I have been loving on Netflix lately. If you haven't seen these films or tv shows before then it's something I'd definitely recommend checking out. If you have be sure to let me know in the comments what you think. Also let me know what you have been watching on Netflix lately. Are there any shows or films you think should be added to their collection? Take care and I'll speak to you in my next post. 

Hugs and Kisses

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