JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS | MY FASHION, BEAUTY AND POP CULTURE FAVOURITES.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

January has literally flown by, I've spent half of it in Gibraltar then rushed to Lisbon for a few days after exams and now I'm back in Bournemouth ready to face reality and start cracking on with my final semester *shivers*. I skipped out on this post in December with Christmas being in the way and all, but here are some of my favourite things from the month.


HOW I SPENT 72 HOURS IN LISBON, PORTUGAL.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

This week I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days in Lisbon with the rest of my events management course as part of our 'international events management' module. Which meant it was pretty much all paid for by BU because we deserve some luxuries after enduring all the 'what are you going to do with a degree in party planning' comments over the years. I'd been to Lisbon previously but never got to do much sightseeing as we just went for a football match at the time, so here's what I got up to this time round. 

DEALING WITH HOMESICKNESS AT UNI, OR ANYWHERE ELSE.

Friday, 20 January 2017

I've always been pretty good at dealing with homesickness, maybe because it's now been 3 years since I left Gibraltar for university and have moved around a fair bit in that time. Or perhaps simply because with Whatsapp, FaceTime and even Zello, it never really feels like I'm that far away, I can imagine it would have been a lot worse if the only means of communication I had with my friends and family back home was through pigeon post. I know some of my friends suffer more and are constantly counting down the days to go home, so here's a little list for growing a pair and dealing with it. 

FILM LIST | A REVIEW OF EVERY MOVIE I'VE SEEN THIS YEAR (SO FAR)

Thursday, 19 January 2017

"What movie shall we watch tonight?" seems to be a frequent question on my Whatsapp groups, which is why I thought of compiling this blog post together so that myself and you guys will never be stuck on something to watch again. Obviously I'm not going to include every movie I've watched in my life on here, so I've selected a few per genre that popped into my head or I've seen recently. This will be an ongoing list and I'll keep adding to it as I go. Happy movie watching!

film list


MY WINTER ESSENTIALS, FOR WHEN IT'S TOO COLD TO LEAVE THE HOUSE.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

I'm currently writing this post with my Rudi The Robbin under one arm and balancing a hot chocolate on my chest because I have no bedside table, damn student living. As most of you know, I come from a country where the average temperate is 18'C and so I don't know how to function when it comes to England. Luckily, I've teamed up with a few brands to make getting through hibernation easier for me. 

5 TV SHOWS TO BINGE WATCH THIS MONTH, IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

If you're at university, then now is probably not a good time to binge watch anything if you're meant to be revising for exams, so maybe bookmark this post. Most of us will probably have a gap between exams and starting our new modules (a whole two weeks in my case) so what better time to sit in bed with a dominos pizza and Netflix, or cokeandpopcorn if you're not the proud owner of a subscription. Here are 5 TV Shows that are not necessarily brand new, but that some of you may not have come accross and deserve all of the viewings. 

15 GIRLS EXPLAIN WHAT EXACTLY MAKES THEM A 'PSYCHO'

Saturday, 14 January 2017

I have to say, this has been the quickest response I've got from people for a blog post. I think I've lost count of the amount of times my guy friends have told me a story about a 'psycho' girl they came accross, when most of the time it's just them acting very normally to the shitty things they've done. I mean unless they went out and keyed you car or set your dog on fire, then you should maybe file a restraining order. Here's 15 gals explaining exactly what makes them a 'psycho'.

10 TYPES OF 'FRIENDS' YOU HAVE ON SNAPCHAT, OR IT MIGHT JUST BE YOU.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Before I start, I just want to make it clear that I love snapchat and I am probably guilty of several of these - the bee filter just spoke to me on another level, and none of these are targeted at specific people, if you feel truly offended, then I guess the truth hurts (kidding). So I was procrastinating from doing my exam notes and started having a browse through some Instagram stories, does anyone else have certain accounts you always look at then when you get really bored view the rest and skip through because you already know you're just going to be sitting through 30 seconds of their cat purring? Well anyway, here's the list. 

PRODUCT REVIEW | SKINTIFIQUE SKINCARE.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Last month I was contacted by Skintifique and was asked if I wanted to review their new Cleanser P product. I love trying out new skincare ranges and we know the french are famous for having great skin so I jumped at the chance to try this. Essentially it works as both a cleanser and make-up remover with the use of micellar water. Here is what I made of the product itself. 


ADVERTISE WITH ME.

Monday, 2 January 2017


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average monthly views | 15,000
total page views | 120,000
twitter | 17,000 (two accounts)
instagram | 2,500 (two accounts)
facebook | 350
bloglovin | 500
pinterest | 210


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2017 BUCKET LIST & GOALS.

It's that time of the year where I set unrealistic expectations for the months to come. However I did manage to tick off 70% of my 2016 bucket list list, and considering some of the things on the list were practically unachievable I'd say that's a pretty good job. I feel like if I share this list with you guys and having it published online, means I'm more likely to attempt and cross everything off. So without anymore babbling here's a very ambitious and random bucket list for 2017.


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