♡ 5 INEXPENSIVE GETAWAYS ABROAD IN EUROPE ♡

Monday, 30 November 2015

Everyone seems to have been bit by the travel bug lately, our generation definitely seem to be travelling more and younger than my parents or grandparents did (I guess due to the fact sites such as groupon, skyskanner and airbnb weren't around then). On the other side of the spectrum, there are people wanting to travel but insist they don't have the money for it, when realistically a return trip to Amsterdam can cost you the same as going to see your mate Andy in Newcastle to drown your self in J├Ąger bombs and kebabs. Check out my inexpensive trip recommendations below!


♡ GIANA'S TOP 10 MOVIE PICKS OF 2015 ♡

Saturday, 28 November 2015

2015 has been a pretty good year on the big screen, we saw a lot of books being adapted to movies, even if some of them flopped (yes 50 Shades of Grey), some standard superhero movies and the last instalment of The Hunger Games -sobs-. Here are some of my favourite picks from the year, some of these technically come out in 2014, but if they were released on Netflix this year that counts right?




♡ 5 FAVOURITE HIGH STREET MAKE UP BRANDS ♡

So, over the years (by that I mean around a year and a half) I have amassed a make up collection that probably outweighs that of most make up artists. Not joking, I have a cart full of it and thats after several clear outs. This collection ranges from the most coveted, expensive brands to the millions of £1 eyeliners that I seem to have in every pencil pot in the house. High-street brands are the most accessible for everybody, so here are my five top picks from this end of the spectrum.





♡ TGIF: PARTY PLAYLIST #1 ♡

Friday, 27 November 2015

HAPPY FRIDAY GUYS!!
I thought about doing this new "playlist" shiz every Friday to give you guys some new jams to add to your post night out mix. They may not all be your "shot of tequila" but there will be a mix of everything from old school Chris Brown to...anything else. Enjoy!


♡ REVIEW: SKINNY TEATOX ♡

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

I've tried my fair share of teatox's in the past two years, and with so many to choose from, it is sometimes hard to find one that works for you and your body! (and doesn't taste revolting) One that I've been meaning to try is the US brand Skinny Teatox, and not just because of its super cute packaging!




15 THINGS YOU EXPERIENCE GROWING UP IN GIBRALTAR

Monday, 23 November 2015

A couple of months ago I made a light-hearted post about “15 things only Gibraltarian students experience” which seemed to have gone down well with a lot of you, 10,000 of you to be precise. As December is approaching and I start to crave my grandma’s Potaje and Croquetas, I always find writing these posts fun. So if you’re at uni and feeling a little homesick, or just bored in bed scrolling through Yik Yak, here’s something relatable and (hopefully) entertaining for you to read!

♡ LIVE: MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS ♡

I first heard of Marina and The Diamonds back in 2010 when "I Am Not A Robot" and "Hollywood" were released, and I thought this chick is pretty cool. It wasn't until her song "Primadonna" came out from her second album that I was completely hooked on her music. She carries a different persona in each of her albums, with Electra Heart based around a bubblegum "bitch" who lives in her own world, and her latest album Froot being well, based around fruit. She's always been on my list of people to see live, so it was great to finally see her live in action and she did not disappoint! 



♡ 5 LIPSTICK SHADES EVERY PERSON NEEDS ♡

Tuesday, 17 November 2015


So thats my lipstick collection you see in that photo. And thats not even all of it. I've been a self confessed lipstick junkie for a while now (My Mac collection outmatches Giana's - just saying...). I've tried almost every shade out there from your classic red lip to the crazy blues and greens that have started to appear. In my opinion everyone should own every single shade they can possibly get their hands on. However I understand most people don't have the compulsion to buy lipstick the way I do. 



♡ 20 PEOPLE ON THE KINDEST THING A STRANGER HAS DONE FOR THEM ♡

In light of the events that have taken place recently, it is hard to comprehend how human beings can be capable of such monstrosity. It is also important to remember that there is still good people out there, and one day we will hopefully see a time where we can all co-exist in peace. I decided to write this post to share a bit of positivity not only from my experiences, but from the following contributors too.

It takes two seconds to make someone's day. A smile, "hope you have a good day" or sharing your chocolate (if you're me) can go a long way. I've had a stranger walk me to the train station in Glasgow when I had no idea where I was during my first time in the city, a kind gentleman carry my heavy suitcases down the stairs for me on the busy tube, and a bus driver let me on the bus when it was pouring down and I had no money left on my Oyster Card (shitty system really). Here are some of the stories you shared!






♡ ALBUM REVIEW: JUSTIN BIEBER'S PURPOSE ♡

Friday, 13 November 2015

Friday 13th was surprisingly a lucky day for Bieber and 1D fans alike. The release of Justin Bieber's fourth studio album Purpose (with all those compilations and that Journals album that never reaaaally took off despite catchy tracks like Confident and All That Matters) comes after a roller coaster of... a life basically, for 21 year old Biebs. 2016 has been the year of Bieber, he's bloody everywhere, not that I'm complaining. He's also announced that he'll be going on tour with his album in 2016 after being gone from the stage for a while, not to mention his highly anticipated album is already set to be in for a chance at the number 1 spot.


♡ ALBUM REVIEW: MADE IN THE A.M. ♡

Friday 13th is usually an unlucky date, but for Beliebers and Directioners everywhere it marked the release of both One Direction's Made In The A.M and Justin Bieber's Purpose. Despite all the twitter fandoms war on which is better and who will grab that number 1 spot on the charts, I will be reviewing both these albums separately and not pitting them against each other! (mostly because I probably wouldn't be able to choose anyway. First up, the 1D boys!



♡ TOP 10 LOOKS AT VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW ♡

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

When it comes to lingerie and fashion shows, no one does it better than Victoria's Secret. Their annual VS Fashion Show is the most prestigious, glamorous and sexy event on the calendar. Not to mention motivates me to hit the gym and cut out junk food for about 24 hours.This year's show saw runway veterans such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel, with VS Angel Lily Aldridge being chosen to wear the $2 million Fantasy Bra this year. Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner also made their debute on the pink carpet (which they totally rocked). Here are a few of my top picks from the runway!



♡ LIVE: THE NEW BROKEN SCENE ♡

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

        It was announced about a month ago that Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer would be returning to the United States to do some promo for their new album, Sounds Good Feels Good. It was rather shocking to find out that they would be holding the New Broken Scene event in Atlanta, GA, simply because it wasn't New York or Los Angeles. However, personally it made me very happy as Atlanta is only a four hour drive for me - therefore the possibility of going was much greater. I did my research and determined that an Atlanta radio station would be giving away tickets for the intimate event in several different ways (via Twitter, the radio's website, call-in contests, etc.). The only downside with these types of things is that one needs fifty years of good luck to win. That being said, I did not win any of these contests.

Credit to 5SOS' Instagram



♡ TOP 5 NAILS FOR THE SEASON ♡

Monday, 9 November 2015

Ah November, that awkward month where it's not quite yet winter but too cold to be considered autumn (if you're in the UK that is.) You might be wearing gloves out, but that's no reason to not keep your nails looking flyyyyy. Aside from the fact my nails are currently baby blue (kinda Christmasy right?) here are my top picks to take to the nail salon this season!




♡ TeaTox Review: Bootea Vs SkinnyBunnyTea ♡

Thursday, 5 November 2015

The latest trend on the health & beauty market are these cute and relatively inexpensive "teatox's" that aim to help you drop a few pounds, feel more energetic and generally "healthier" in the space of two weeks. There are so many of them out on the market now, all with slightly different aims (and tastes) and you're probably wondering - do they really work?



♡ Album Review: Sounds Good Feels Good ♡

I first heard of this band back in 2012 when a certain member of the band followed me on twitter, and had listed on his bio that well, he was in a band and to check out their covers on YouTube, which I did and they left quite the impression (not just because they were all super cute and Australian).



♡ Student Cook Book: HomeMade Hummus! ♡

Houmous,Hamos, Hummus, Hommos, Hummos, Hummous, Humus! (Got to cover all the bases)
For those of you who haven’t tried houmous or not yet on the houmous bandwagon, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?!

For anybody that knows me I’m never far from a pot of houmous, the famous Miss. Spiteri recently shared an article with me – 19 signs you’re in a relationship with houmous (I have no shame that I tick all of these).

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