What I’ve Watched: Autumn Edition

Hello!

December is approaching fast and I could not be more excited! Before we go FULL SCALE Christmas I wanted to have a couple of final posts reflecting on Autumn- with my November favourites coming on Thursday! I’ve not done one of these posts before but I’ve seen other people do them and really enjoyed seeing everyone’s recommendations. Usually in my favourites I mention something I’ve been watching but today I wanted to dedicate a whole post to the things I’ve been watching over the last three months. I’ve split them into three groups just to make it a bit of a less daunting list… bear in mind this is over three months although I’m all for a Netflix binge! So here are some of my favourite things I’ve been watching throughout this Autumn:

Netflix:

  • The Vampire Diaries: I’ve mentioned this a few times on my blog but this time I have officially completed all eight seasons. I’m so proud. I REALLY, really loved it! I found it a bit difficult to get into at the beginning but you just have to keep going and then something will just click. I think it’s because there are lots of mystical concepts to get your head around at the beginning- once you’ve got them nailed you’ll be in for a treat. I would 10/10 recommend if you like Pretty Little Liars mixed with a bit of Twilight.
  • Jack Whitehall’s ‘Travels with my Father’: This is a cute, funny show that is good to just have in the background- it doesn’t take much concentration. It is basically Jack and his Dad on their tour of Asia for a ‘gap year’. It’s not the BEST show ever but it is kind of what you would expect- it did seem a little too staged. If you’re a fan of Jack or some of his other shows like ‘Fresh Meat’ or ‘Bad Education’ then I’m sure you’ll enjoy this.

Film:

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle: I saw this quite early on in Autumn but I absolutely LOVED it. It is the sequel to ‘Kingsman’ which is a secret service in London and it stars Colin Firth and Tarun Egerton- what a cutie! I’m not usually into action films but this is probably the one I have enjoyed the most. This one had Channing Tatum in too which makes it even better. If you can get your head around some farcical moments then you’ll really enjoy it.
  • Murder on the Orient Express: This is an adaption of Agatha Christie’s novel and, honestly, the all-star cast really drew me to it. The older members in my family really loved this but I was not so into it- I just found it a bit slow and confusing. However, this is not my typical favourite genre but I think it’s nice to try and watch different films sometimes. If you’re into mystery and detective films then you’ll probably love this.

TV:

  • Educating Greater Manchester: This was a really endearing series and if you went to a secondary school in the UK you’ll probably find it very nostalgic. It is a fly-on-the-wall documentary-style series that follows a school in Salford. If you’re not from the UK then this will be VERY insightful for you. Its a lovely cosy show that will make you want to laugh and cry.
  • Counting On: This is one of my favourite shows, pretty much EVER. It follows the Duggar family in America who have 19kids, but now it follows the older children. This series followed Joy’s wedding and was really cute- although she is not my favourite Duggar. I cannot wait for the next series. It is on TLC and I absolutely love watching this with a cuppa tea and my mum.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, seeing a few things I have been watching this season! I definitely think I will do these again because there are too many things to put in a favourites- there isn’t enough room in those! I know that winter is prime-time for good TV with there being a Christmas overload- I CANNOT WAIT. Let me know what Christmas shows you are most looking forward to this festive period. I also hope you enjoy watching any of the films or shows I have suggested!

Happy watching,

Amy💖

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5 Bag Essentials: Beauty Edition

Happy Monday!

Today’s post is kind of like a part two to my 5 Bag Essentials: Emergency Edition post. As I said these are similar to a ‘What’s in my bag’ post but split into different things to put in your bag… as if it needs to be any more full! I think they’re good incase you’re going on a trip then you might be able to check through these posts for things to remember or if you’re like me then it’s just nice to know what other people are carrying in their bag! ANYWAY I’ve put this as a ‘beauty edition’ so some make-up and hair bits that I like to carry around with me. So here they are:

  • Nivea Original Care Caring Lip Balm, £1.65: This is my go-to lip balm of choice so a tube of this pretty much goes with me everywhere. I don’t find it too sticky and it doesn’t overly dry out my lips hours later- which I have had with other lip balms. I think it’s a good all-rounder and you can get tinted versions if you’re looking to add a sheen to your lips.
  • Benefit Travel Blushes, £12.50: I LOVE these- anything in miniature form is instantly 100x cuter! I find these an essential because they instantly give my look a boost and make me look more ‘put together’. A little bit of blush can transform  your face and adds a healthy glow- which is definitely what I need after a long day out! These ones come with little brushes too which is perfect because I don’t want to be carrying full size blush brushes around.
  • Bobby pins and Hair tie: Is this beauty? Anyway I’m including this as probs one of my KEY essentials. My hair is curly, frizzy and fairly long so these are NEEDED to keep it out of my face. I find that in the morning I enjoy my hair down but by midday I need it out of the way so I’m always searching for bobby pins and scrunchies- if you’re looking for a way to store bobby pins they have little tins in Paperchase or use an empty tic-tac box.
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, £4.19: A concealer is handy to carry around for touch ups and incase you get a new spot throughout the day… trust me it can happen! This is my concealer of choice because it is particularly good for covering up blemishes and is not very brightening. It is easier to apply, blends well with your finger and the sleek packaging makes it very easy to carry around.
  • Setting Powder: I haven’t specified a powder because I have not yet found the perfect travelling setting powder. I use Rimmel’s ‘Stay Matte’ powder usually but I would not recommend it too much for regular travel because the lid is prone to breaking, the powder can shatter fairly easily AND it does not come with a mirror or applicator. I have travelled with it before- and I definitely think some kind of ‘matting’ product is needed for my oily skin but I don’t have a really good one to recommend yet! Another option would be ‘blotting paper’ or usually if I’m feeling especially shiny I simply pat my face with a tissue- which essentially does the same thing.

Hopefully this has given you some beauty bag inspo! I think it is difficult finding products that aren’t too heavy to carry around but are still useful- so hopefully these are a few examples but let me know if you have anymore in a comment below!

Have a lovely week,

Amy💖

Favourite Places: Windsor

Hello!

I’ve been meaning to talk about a few of my favourite places for a while so I thought why not start today? This post is all about Windsor and a few of my favourite things to do when visiting there! I think Windsor is a good one to start of this little ‘series’ because it’s especially beautiful during Winter with all the Christmas decorations. Windsor is near London and is perfect if you love the Royal family or just want to visit somewhere that is quintessentially British. These are a few of my favourite things to do when visiting one of my favourite places- Windsor:

  • Windsor Castle: This is probably the most obvious thing to do in Windsor but it is definitely a MUST if you’re only visiting once. The Queen still resides there throughout the year and if the Royal Standards flag is flying then she is in! It’s SO, SO pretty! It is really interesting inside too where you can see Saint George’s Chapel where lots of royal family members are buried including King Henry the eighth! I would recommend booking online to avoid the really long queues.
  • Changing of the Guard: Watching the ‘changing of the guard’ is one of the most British things you will ever see! You don’t have to pay to go into the castle to see it either, as they just walk down the high street around the castle. It happens at around 11am so make sure you get there in time! It is basically when the soldiers guarding the castle change shifts but they all march and sometimes they have a band with them- definitely worth a watch!

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  • The Royal Mile and Eton: These are a couple of options if you want to get some steps in whilst visiting Windsor. You can either walk down the Royal Mile to the horse statue through Great Windsor Park which is very pretty or you can walk over the river to Eton. This is a village where the famous Eton college, where Prince William and Harry attended, is and they have a couple of shops too.
  • Bill’s Breakfast and Shopping: Obviously this isn’t an exclusive thing to Windsor but I would definitely recommend a bit of time for retail therapy. Bill’s is a restaurant chain across the UK and I would specifically recommend having breakfast there then heading to the changing of the guard- perfect start to the day! They have pretty good shopping with most of the main British high street shops and they’re even better with the castle as a pretty backdrop!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about Windsor and a few of things to do there! I enjoyed sharing some of the reasons why I love this place and will definitely be sharing some more of my favourite places throughout 2018! Let me know if you’ve ever visited Windsor and any of your favourite places.

Happy exploring,

Amy💖

5 Bag Essentials: Emergency Edition

Happy Monday!

Today’s post is kind of similar to a ‘What’s in my bag’ but instead it focuses on 5 products that I think are essential to carry in your bag in case of an emergency. So this isn’t going through ALL the things in my bag like the beauty bits or ALL the food wrappers… guilty haha! I LOVE reading about what people carry around in their bag and I’ve already done a What’s in my Uni Bag post. By emergency I don’t mean something serious, I’m just thinking along the lines of first world problems… but I thought that title was too long! I’ve started commuting this year so I find having these things come in handy! So here are my 5 essentials for your bag to carry around in case of an ’emergency’:

  • Wet Wipes: Now these are the perfect thing if you don’t have room for tissues AND hand sanitizer! I use these if I have a very small bag because they don’t take up much room- but remember to shut them properly or they dry out… which is SO annoying! You can use these to get rid of clothes stains, to dry sticky hands and they help if things explode in your bag… like Frubes! You can get a few different scents in Boots or if you want some pretty ones then Accessorize usually have some by the counters.
  • Fragrance: This can come in ALL kinds of ways you could go for a mini deodorant, a small body mist from Boots or even a free perfume  sample. Sometimes a spraying some a nice scent not only keeps B.O away but can also be very calming. My favourite is the mini Ted Baker sprays from Boot’s that are only £2.50 and they’ve introduced new scents to the line! They’re not very heavy but it is surprising how often they are needed.
  • Portable Charger: I know this isn’t the most innovative one BUT it’s an essential and there aren’t many more first world problems than your phone running out of battery! I got a pink one from Amazon but a lot of places around do them now. I always get worried about something happening and not being able to contact people so a fully charged charger is DEFINITELY an essential for me.
  • Plasters: Now this would be good in an actual emergency like a paper cut or something but it has some other uses too! Plasters are good if you have a really annoying hang nail or if you tear something open and need to close it. I usually have blister ones with me because I get blisters CONSTANTLY… it’s a real problem! Any type of plasters are good to have around though because you never know when you’ll need them.
  • Peg: Not a typical essential BUT give me a chance, okay? You know when you open something and you don’t want to finish it or it to spill in your bag THEN you’ll be reaching for the peg. They’re very small and easy to store in your bag and I’m pretty sure you’ll be surprised about how much you need one!

Hopefully you enjoyed this post and its given a few ideas for things to pack in your bag ‘just in case’! I’ll probably do another Bag Essentials post with some travel beauty bits in so stick around for that. Let me know your favourite bag essential for an emergency anything you think I’ve missed out of this top 5?

Amy💖

How to have the ULTIMATE Throwback Thursday

Happy Throwback Thursday!

Today’s post is a little bit of a different one but it’s just something I felt like sharing. Sometimes when life gets a bit full-on or I’m feeling WAY too much like a ‘grown-up’ with actual problems I do an ‘ULTIMATE throwback’ day… not always on a Thursday! It’s a nice way to reflect on your favourite memories and realise just how lovely life has been. They are the perfect things to do when you need a little self-care, a pick-me-up or are looking for something a little different with your friends!

Basically a ‘throwback’ day is just taking time to do things the younger you LOVED doing and just not caring about your current situation. It can be something small lasting just an afternoon or you can go the whole hog and have a whole throwback weekend. I started doing these a couple of years ago before my birthday, when I just did not want to turn 18.  So here are a couple of ideas of ways to have a good throwback and reminisce:

  • ALL the songs: You could go really simple and just make a ‘throwback’ playlist to listen to on a drive or your commute. You’re going to need to dig deep to find some of your favourite old tracks though! I suggest looking on youtube and just keep clicking on the ‘recommendation’ videos to find some of those treasures. Another good way to find those feel-good tunes is looking back on the ‘Now that’s what I call music’ albums on Apple Music or Spotify! Personal favourites for me include JLS, S Club 7 and McFly…. all of these are absolute CLASSICS.
  • Old school movies: Probably my favourite of ALL the throwbacks is having a High School Musical marathon- I will NEVER tire of those films, ever. Just putting on a film that use to be your ride or die will instantly make you feel better! Other options include the Hannah Montana movie or classics like ‘She’s the Man’. Obviously if you want to throw it back even further then go for some Disney movies like Cinderella or The Lion King. Hakuna Matata
  • Actually DOING something you loved: Now this one might take a little more planning but I think it’s SUPER fun, especially taking your friends somewhere you used to love or going back with family. My favourite place for a proper throwback is the zoo, I was obsessed with the zoo and ALL the animals… I still am tbh! There are so many places to go though like an amusement park, the park or the arcades- those Mario kart driving games were GREAT! You could even just play Mario Kart on the wii, or dig out your favourite old console or play sims or colour in a picture… the possibilities are endless! I find doing something like this really helps ease any worries because it takes me back to a time when my main worry was what time Hannah Montana started.
  • Eating THAT food: Do you have any food that just the smell takes you back to your childhood? Well, eat it whilst watching ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ and you are sorted. For me, it’s tangy cheese Doritos I loved them so much my parents made me genuinely worried that I would turn orange… so I very rarely eat them now haha! I use to have odd tastes like a crisp sandwich too- eating any of these makes for a perfect, no worries ‘throwback’ session.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post- I know it’s a little different to the usual but I thought it would be a nice way to share some different ways to relax! I’ve read lots of great posts about taking time for yourself and I think that you this is a fun and creative way to do that.

Let me know what ‘throwback’ things you love doing and you loved any of things I mentioned, I’d love to know some of these things weren’t only me haha!

Amy💖

Autumn Essentials: Clothing and Homeware

Happy Monday!

Autumn is the season A LOT of people look forward too and after the summer months I do too! I’m not completely autumn crazy, I’m more of a winter girl but it’s the closest we’re going to get for now. Now that it’s October the leaves are well and truly turning brown, so I thought it was about time I shared a few essential things to make your Autumn as cosy as possible. I’ve split these essentials into two parts with the first focusing on clothing and homeware and the second focusing on general beauty bits! So here they are:

  • Cosy Jumpers: Probably my FAVOURITE clothing of the entire year is an over-sized piece of knitwear and Autumn is the perfect time to start wearing them! So far this Autumn I’ve found jumpers in New Look and Next that I am loving. My favourite jumpers tend to be burgundy or a dark grey which seem to be quite in this year again which is good news! I think these lovely jumpers with some black jeans aren’t only comfy but I think they make a pretty outfit too.
  • Vest tops: I don’t know if this is an odd choice BUT stay with me here. I go for vest tops in Autumn because it isn’t cold enough for a jumper AND a coat but I’d be too cold in just a jumper SO I tend to layer up with a vest top… British weather really takes  a lot of outfit thinking! You don’t just have to go for a plain black one though, I think it’s a nice way to add a little bit of colour! My most used one at the moment is probably my dusky pink one or the navy one which goes nicely with denim jeans. You can get these tops in most places I usually go for New Look, Dorothy Perkins or just the supermarket!
  • Candles and Reed Diffusers: I’ve put these together because generally you just need something to make your room smell nice, simple. A reed diffuser is a good option if you’re a bit forgetful with candles and you don’t even have to think about them but they keep your room smelling good for around a month- if you get a good one! This is prime time to purchase these things because all the new scents are coming out in time for Christmas. My favourites are from Zoella’s Lifestyle range but you can get good candles and reed diffusers from LOADS of places with my other go-to options being Sainsbury’s, Next and Boots but I’ve heard Primark have some good ones too for a cheaper alternative!
  • Cute Mugs: Okay so technically you can make it through Autumn without of these… but it won’t be as cute, okay? I LOVE big cuppa tea and Autumn/ Winter is the best time for it. I recommend going for a mug almost as large as your head, that’s the best place to start. My favourites are from the Disney Store but it’s really a personal thing… there are SO many options! Even if you don’t drink hot drinks a lovely mug is great to store your make-up brushes- this will make your room look very cosy for Autumn too.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and that they help you have the cosiest Autumn EVER! I love this time of the year up to Christmas and these little essentials definitely are some of the reasons why I find it so lovely. Don’t forget to come back next Monday at 11am to see my beauty essentials for Autumn, but I do still have another post on Thursday!

Let me know if you think there is an Autumn essential you think I’ve missed!

Amy💖

What’s in my Uni Bag

Hello, I hope you’ve had a lovely week!

Today’s post is an oldie but a goldie… or at least I think so! These are DEFINITELY up there with some of my favourite videos to watch and posts to read. I’ve never done one myself before, so I’m hoping I can live up to some of the favourites I’ve seen over the years. If you’re reading this and you go to uni then you might enjoy my Uni: Unusual Essentials or this post Tips for Bedroom Decorating! I’m about to start my second week of second year AND I commute which is probably why it might seem like I have quite a bit of stuff! I’ve not included my stationery because I’ve posted about that already which you can see here: Stationery and Superdrug Haul. Here we go:

Accessorize Quentin Shoulder Bag in Burgundy, £40: Picking my bag for the year was TOUGH probably because I over-thought about it… I just couldn’t pick the colour! I love this style though and when I saw it I knew it was perfect because it is big but not huge and has two strap options. It has a few zip pockets, then a large core with a button to keep it all together. It fits everything I need in and the colour is very Christmassy… which is my main reason for choosing it!

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Cosmetics Bag: I find a little bag like this is perfect for collecting all my junk that would usually be all over the bottom of my bag. I keep my portable charger in here which I got from Amazon and the wire I need to connect it to my phone. I keep some lip balm, tissues, paracetamol, a mini body spray and hair scrunchies in there too… like a little emergency kit!

Then I keep a large water bottle in there because although I’m only in uni for 3 days a week, they are LONG days so I end up going through this pretty quickly. I would suggest taking a little emergency purse that keeps some spare change in there which you could use for bus fare or something! I take this small purse and my card holder because I use that all the time, I have mine from Ted Baker but lots of different shops are selling them now. Another essential is headphones which if you have a iPhone 7 then be careful about the ones you take- make sure they fit your phone AND laptop. Oh and a laptop could be crucial for filling  up time in-between lectures too which I take in a case from Cath Kidston but Amazon have lots of options too. Some days I take my Kindle or I just try to read a book from my course- if you want to know more about the advantages and disadvantages of a Kindle you should read this Kindle Paperwhite: Is it worth it?

I hope you enjoyed reading about the different things I take to uni with me! I take some food too but thought that wasn’t exciting enough to include and it changes daily. Hopefully it reminded you about a couple of things you might have forgotten and most of these things would apply to a work bag too.

Let me know if there is anything you think I’m missing! 

Amy💖

Stationery and Superdrug Haul

Hello!

I LOVE reading and watching people talk about their recent purchases BUT in an attempt to save my bank account I’ve tried to keep them to a minimum on my blog. So this is a collection of the things I’ve bought throughout September which mainly consists on stationery with a couple of beauty bits… I couldn’t help myself especially with the 3 for 2 offer on in Superdrug! Anyway I’ll start with a few of the stationery pieces I’ve bought before the start of my second year at uni:

  • Patterned Popper Wallets: I LOVE these as a stationery item in general, usually they are completely overlooked though! I use these to carry the random bits of paper around that I end up collecting throughout the day to stop them getting lost in my bag. If you use folders then you can also get popper wallets with holes in and I would definitely recommend grabbing some of those for when you can’t find your hole punch! I picked up a pack of 3 pink and orange striped ones from WHSmiths and think they’re really cute… and practical obviously!
  • Academic Diary: I picked up my diary this year from WHSmith- I usually look in Paperchase but I think they had a limited choice because I was a little late in buying this year! The one I have has a lace design on the front with a pastel blue and pink pattern with some white on. I like the simplicity of the diary which contains pages to write your timetable, deadlines and annual overviews whilst having sections to write in everyday.
  • Notebook and Pens: I know these are kind of the boring things to buy so I’ve kind of lumped them all together. I use a large notebook to write my lecture notes and then have a smaller notebook to write about essay feedback, deadlines and to keep notes from meetings with my tutor etc. Then pen-wise I ALWAYS go for the BIC ballpoint pens in blue… controversial I know but my reasoning is that black just looks too legit whereas a nice blue seems less serious! Then I picked up some coloured BIC pens too just to add some colour to my notes- they do a pack of 4 which has both pink and purple in which is all I’m really looking for anyway!

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  • Tanya Burr’s Chasing the Sun Peonies Illuminating Powder, £7.49: I’ve not really gone for a product like this before but after hearing such great reviews I thought I would try it. I’m much more of a blusher than bronzer girl, so I’m pretty sure this is going to be a product I’ll really like!
  • L’Oreal Infallible Nudist Eyeshadow in Nudist, £5.99: This eyeshadow definitely intrigued me because of its mousse-like consistency that still sets like a powder. The ‘Nudist’ shade is a kind of like a bronze but a bit more matte. I’m hoping it will be a nice everyday product that doesn’t require much work to create a natural eye look.
  • Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Rosewood 833, £7.99: I’ve had my eye on this lipstick for AGES and not just because of the shade name! It’s a deep nude-pink mauve colour with a slight sheen to it… it’s nicer than it sounds! I love the gold packaging and am looking forward to trying out more lipsticks because I’ve been sticking to  my favourite KIKO one for years- but I’m pretty sure it’s been discontinued… which I am still in denial about.  
  • Maybelline Forever Strong Gel 130 Rose Poudre Nail Polish, £4.49: In my August Favourites 2017 I mentioned another shade from this collection that I really love, so I wanted to try another one! This collection consists of some classy nude nail polishes which are completely different to my usual colour choices! I would definitely suggest looking at Maybelline polishes if you’re looking for more subtle shades that are still opaque and glossy.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about a few of my purchases from September and that it has given you some shopping inspo. for October! I’ll be sure to mention some of these beauty purchases in upcoming posts so keep an eye on my blog to see what I think of them.

Comment below any make-up products you think I should add to my shopping list for October… not that I need much encouraging, haha!

See you on Thursday for my monthly favourites,

Amy💖

Uni: Surviving your First Year

Happy Monday,

For some of you this might have been a very daunting weekend with many students moving away from home for the first time and starting university! SO I’m going to try to give share some tips on how to get through this first year. I’m just about to start my second year so these are taken from personal experience, so they have been tried and tested! This will be the final instalment of my trilogy of uni-related posts including my Uni: Unusual Essentials and more general Uni: Advice. These tips are aimed at Freshers but obviously can still be applied to later years in your studies. Here we go:

  • Make your room homely: This will keep you busy for your first few days at uni and if you take the time to do it right then it will really help reduce homesickness later on. I mean everyone wants their room to be pinterest-worthy BUT you just really need it to feel like home. I would suggest going for LOADS of pictures of your friends, family and fave celebs, fairy lights and fluffy blankets… that is probably the best place to start. When the buzz of starting uni starts to fade and you begin missing home that’s when your room really becomes your little haven so it is definitely worth spending some time making it special.
  • Try and go for it: The key word in this is ‘try’. If you’re like me who doesn’t drink alcohol and worries about EVERYTHING then just give it a go the best you can… that’s the key advice really. I went to a couple of taster society sessions and didn’t really like them BUT the main thing was I gave it a go! I left my door open when I’d rather lock it and have a nap… and honestly these little things meant that I did make friends, had fun and I wasn’t isolated.
  • Treat yourself: If the ‘trying’ doesn’t go to plan then it is okay to binge watch a new netflix series and have a serious lie-in…after all it’s what students do best! You don’t have to be out socialising 24/7 and you’ll soon realise that everyone needs their space. SO have a bit of a pamper session or eat some Ben and Jerry’s- remember to look after yourself first and the rest will follow.
  • Stay on top of your Work: Lectures are probably the least of your worries but just keep an eye on deadlines and turn up on time then you’ll be absolutely fine! You don’t need to do ALL the extra reading in the first year and you don’t need to ace every essay… just keep everything above 40 and you’ll be wonderful! Some people get really stressed out about work but first year is just about the foundations, so just don’t stress.

I hope these very real tips help make your first year a really enjoyable experience! Obviously the main thing is to have fun, so don’t get too hung up on getting a first or having a spotless kitchen… these things happen! The first year ends up going SO quickly so try to savour every moment- the good and bad because it will all make good stories in the end.

HAVE FUN,

Amy💖

Hello September!

Hello!

Autumn is now upon us and I couldn’t be happier to put away those kimonos, sandals and coral nail polishes for another year! I’ve already shared that I am much more of a winter gal (well Christmas in particular!) so I’m looking forward for this time of the year!

For today’s post I just wanted to have a chat and a little blog update! I’ve had a bit of a blogging holiday for a couple of weeks and am ready to get back into writing again. I enjoyed writing more frequently over the summer but the schedule was a little erratic. Some of my favourite posts that I have posted over the last couple of months are my Basic Girls Guide to: Baking YA Summer Reading Recommendations and Travel Make-Up Bag -incase you’re still looking for some summer reading!

Now we are leaving summer behind I am going to attempt to have a more regular uploading schedule- which I thought I would share incase you would like to see future posts. From this week I will aim to upload Mondays and Thursdays at 11am throughout September to November… then if all is going well I will step this up for the month of December because honestly I am Christmas CRAZY! My content will stay focussed on lifestyle and beauty with the occasional ramble-y book or baking post… as always!

Lastly, I did want to share my instagram account which is the only platform that I really promote my blog from at the moment! Obviously the blogging thing is a hobby and way to practice my writing AND I’m still very inexperienced with it so the promo thing is a bit alien to me. My instagram is just a little way of sharing some pictures that relate to posts at the moment, my name on there is simply @alwaysblushingblog and I’d really appreciate it if you’d check it out!

Thank you for giving my blog a chance, I genuinely REALLY appreciate anyone who takes the time to follow my blog or read/like/comment on a post!

Comment your blog and instagram below- I’d love to give it a read and a follow!

See you on Thursday,

Amy💖