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I'm officially old... not really but it kind of feels it. Yesterday I turned 25, I know, I still look about 9. In the lead up to 25 there was a lot of stressing and flapping, but now that it's here it feels exactly the same as 24 did - even if I did wake up on my birthday with an aching back. I'm personally not the biggest fan of my birthday, I don't like drawing massive amounts of attention to it, but since it's kind of a milestone birthday I thought I'd share a list of things I want to achieve and do during my 25th year.

1. Learn to Drive // Pass my Driving Test.
2. Be more organised.
3. Get 3 more piercings. 
4. Make time to see people.
5. Travel More // Plan a trip to Europe or Japan.
6. Start doing Yoga. 
7. Be able to do the splits again.
8. See more live music.
9. Invest in a good camera.
10. Make my beauty / skincare collection cruelty free.
11. Drop a dress size & become more toned. 
12. Help make my best friends wedding be amazing.
13. Stress Less // Appreciate More.
14. Learn Guitar.
15. Put more time and effort into this blog.
16. Run a half marathon. 
17. Put money aside for a rainy day.
18. Learn Japanese/ Korean.
19. Take better care of my mental wellbeing.
20. Laugh a lot more than I did at 24.

A few big things, a few little things. Hopefully they are all achievable things... I guess we'll see in a years time. 

25 things for 25


I'm officially old... not really but it kind of feels it. Yesterday I turned 25, I know, I still look about 9. In the lead up to 25 there was a lot of stressing and flapping, but now that it's here it feels exactly the same as 24 did - even if I did wake up on my birthday with an aching back. I'm personally not the biggest fan of my birthday, I don't like drawing massive amounts of attention to it, but since it's kind of a milestone birthday I thought I'd share a list of things I want to achieve and do during my 25th year.

1. Learn to Drive // Pass my Driving Test.
2. Be more organised.
3. Get 3 more piercings. 
4. Make time to see people.
5. Travel More // Plan a trip to Europe or Japan.
6. Start doing Yoga. 
7. Be able to do the splits again.
8. See more live music.
9. Invest in a good camera.
10. Make my beauty / skincare collection cruelty free.
11. Drop a dress size & become more toned. 
12. Help make my best friends wedding be amazing.
13. Stress Less // Appreciate More.
14. Learn Guitar.
15. Put more time and effort into this blog.
16. Run a half marathon. 
17. Put money aside for a rainy day.
18. Learn Japanese/ Korean.
19. Take better care of my mental wellbeing.
20. Laugh a lot more than I did at 24.

A few big things, a few little things. Hopefully they are all achievable things... I guess we'll see in a years time. 

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple of months you will know that Stranger Things is back. I honestly don't think I'd been that excited for anything in my life before. I binge watched it in one night and have rewatched it countlessly since, I am a big ol fangirl. 

Having rewatched both series I'm finding it really hard to pick a favourite, but I think maybe season 2 slightly wins just because I feel like theres a bit more depth in this series as we see more character development and background stories. I also love that this season is set in the 80's so we are treated to all the 80's style, pop culture and movie references. 

Since Stranger Things is probably one of my all time favourite tv shows, I thought I would share with you my favourite bits... I hope it doesn't suck. (If you know, you know.)

This post will contain spoilers so if you haven't watched it yet then first of all, what the hell have you been doing? Second of all, make sure you binge before you read because you don't want this show ruined by spoilers. 


Will Buyers.

We barely saw any of this kid in season one and he came across as a bit of a drippy character, but through that you could definitely see so much acting potential. I really wanted them to utilise Will more in season 2 and have him as a more involved character. So, it's safe to say I was very pleased to see how much he features in Season 2. It was so great to see him interact with the other cast members but also keeping that sense of internal loneliness. I love the way they gave him a connection to the Mindflayer, giving him so much more depth and layers. That scene where he has having a fit in the field gave me actual goosebumps. For me Noah Schnapp gave the standout performance of the series, such a talented young actor, this kid really deserves all the awards for that performance. 

Halloween.

The series is set during and around Halloween which just makes it all the more better, the American halloween vibes are so dreamy. I love that the kids went as Ghostbusters and arrived at school being the only ones dressed up. That's definitely the kind of thing I'd have done as a child. It being set around Halloween made the whole thing so much more spooky and gave it an extra sci-fi element. The fact that the series was released in October and Halloween elements in it made it all the more enjoyable and was the perfect autumn night viewing.


Mad Max.

Season 2 introduced some new characters, which I must admit I was apprehensive about because I loved the chemistry between the cast in the first series and loved the set up, but of course it is essential for progression to introduce new characters into the mix. One of the characters we are introduced to is Mad Max, who the boys first encounter when they discover someone has been beating their video game scores at the arcade. She is a fiesty, sassy and slightly cynical pre teen who ends up knocking her step brother out with a syringe and despite the others initial rejection, becomes a valued member of the group. I'm really excited to see how she integrates with the other characters more in season 3, and I'm really hoping her and Eleven will actually get to become friends.

Hopper & Eleven.

I loved their relationship this season, and I love how it came to be. From him finding her to them developing a father and daughter type bond. Being from completely different settings there are no doubts plenty of arguments, and with a confused, angry telepathic pre teen in the house you can definitely expect a lot more than door slamming. I love the way they come back to one another, you can see that they both care and want to protect one another. That final scene when Hopper is given Eleven's birth certificate with his surname on it melted my heart and I love how he made sure she had time outside to go to the snow ball. These two are so cute and I can't wait for more of their relationship next season.


Dustin.

He's always been my favourite of the gang, and this series really reiterates this for me. He has all new attitude, sass and teeth. Prrr. I really feel for Dustin in this series because you can tell he just wants to be accepted and appreciated, and that's why he makes the somewhat careless decision to befriend 'Dart' a 'Demodog.' I loved his and Steve's relationship this series, with the latter even giving him a sick new hairdo for the dance. The scene when no one wanted to dance with him made me sob, and I'm so glad Nancy saved the day for him. Dustin is such a little cutie and Gaten Matarazzo is such a talented young actor. 

Bob.

I'm not entirely sure I can talk about Bob with out blubbing. 

Another new character we were introduced to in season 2 was Bob, Joyce's new boyfriend. Bob is shown to be the slightly clueless but heart of gold, genuine nice guy who I believe was perfect for Joyce. He was so caring to her and to Will & Jonathon. I loved that he was a bit of a nerd, and his entire scene dressed as Dracula was absolute telly gold. I had an inkling in the beginning that there was going to be a twist with his character, initially I was worried he was going to turn out to be a baddie but the truth was much worse. His death scene was so heartbreaking to watch, I had genuine tears. Portrayed by Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee in Lotr.) And much like Sam, Bob was an under appreciated hero. I'm so annoyed that their wasn't any mention of him again at the end of the series.  Not ok. RIP Bob Newby. Superhero. 

Elevens Back Story.

This time around we learn about Eleven's real back story before she was Eleven at all. She finds her birth mother who is barely with it and using her telepathic powers discovers her true identity and that she has a sister with the same powers also. This entire story line was so essential for the character development of Eleven, and also broke up the sci fi action to give raw emotional elements. 

Joyce // Winona Ryder.

Joyce is back being her usual wacky self, just a few steps away from a nervous breakdown, and do we blame her really? I feel like it's not really Stranger Things unless her living room is covered in some sort of random wall scribblings; last time it was the iconic Christmas lights, this time we have Will's scribbled mind map. Winona Ryder in this role will just always be epic, she plays the role so well and I actually couldn't imagine it being the same without her. 

Papa Steve.

And the award for the biggest character development goes to: Mr Steve Harrington. It's safe to say that in the first series that Steve was a bit of a dick. I really wasn't a fan. I'm pleased to say my mind has been changed. I love how we see a more vulnerable and caring side to Steve. I love that he takes on the role of baby sitter and basically keeps the kids alive whilst dealing with their disobedience. The Meme's that have come out of Steve being the typical 'Soccer Mom' are probably some of my favourite things on the internet. I especially love his relationship with Dustin, how he takes him under his wing, the way he dropped him off at the dance was so cute. He's definitely earned his stripes as a proper member of the Stranger Things gang. 

There we have some of the things I loved about Stranger Things series 2, if I'd have mentioned all the things I loved about it, we'd be here all night. 

What were your season 2 highlights?
Which season is your favourite?
What are you hoping to see in season 3?

Stranger Things Series 2


Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple of months you will know that Stranger Things is back. I honestly don't think I'd been that excited for anything in my life before. I binge watched it in one night and have rewatched it countlessly since, I am a big ol fangirl. 

Having rewatched both series I'm finding it really hard to pick a favourite, but I think maybe season 2 slightly wins just because I feel like theres a bit more depth in this series as we see more character development and background stories. I also love that this season is set in the 80's so we are treated to all the 80's style, pop culture and movie references. 

Since Stranger Things is probably one of my all time favourite tv shows, I thought I would share with you my favourite bits... I hope it doesn't suck. (If you know, you know.)

This post will contain spoilers so if you haven't watched it yet then first of all, what the hell have you been doing? Second of all, make sure you binge before you read because you don't want this show ruined by spoilers. 


Will Buyers.

We barely saw any of this kid in season one and he came across as a bit of a drippy character, but through that you could definitely see so much acting potential. I really wanted them to utilise Will more in season 2 and have him as a more involved character. So, it's safe to say I was very pleased to see how much he features in Season 2. It was so great to see him interact with the other cast members but also keeping that sense of internal loneliness. I love the way they gave him a connection to the Mindflayer, giving him so much more depth and layers. That scene where he has having a fit in the field gave me actual goosebumps. For me Noah Schnapp gave the standout performance of the series, such a talented young actor, this kid really deserves all the awards for that performance. 

Halloween.

The series is set during and around Halloween which just makes it all the more better, the American halloween vibes are so dreamy. I love that the kids went as Ghostbusters and arrived at school being the only ones dressed up. That's definitely the kind of thing I'd have done as a child. It being set around Halloween made the whole thing so much more spooky and gave it an extra sci-fi element. The fact that the series was released in October and Halloween elements in it made it all the more enjoyable and was the perfect autumn night viewing.


Mad Max.

Season 2 introduced some new characters, which I must admit I was apprehensive about because I loved the chemistry between the cast in the first series and loved the set up, but of course it is essential for progression to introduce new characters into the mix. One of the characters we are introduced to is Mad Max, who the boys first encounter when they discover someone has been beating their video game scores at the arcade. She is a fiesty, sassy and slightly cynical pre teen who ends up knocking her step brother out with a syringe and despite the others initial rejection, becomes a valued member of the group. I'm really excited to see how she integrates with the other characters more in season 3, and I'm really hoping her and Eleven will actually get to become friends.

Hopper & Eleven.

I loved their relationship this season, and I love how it came to be. From him finding her to them developing a father and daughter type bond. Being from completely different settings there are no doubts plenty of arguments, and with a confused, angry telepathic pre teen in the house you can definitely expect a lot more than door slamming. I love the way they come back to one another, you can see that they both care and want to protect one another. That final scene when Hopper is given Eleven's birth certificate with his surname on it melted my heart and I love how he made sure she had time outside to go to the snow ball. These two are so cute and I can't wait for more of their relationship next season.


Dustin.

He's always been my favourite of the gang, and this series really reiterates this for me. He has all new attitude, sass and teeth. Prrr. I really feel for Dustin in this series because you can tell he just wants to be accepted and appreciated, and that's why he makes the somewhat careless decision to befriend 'Dart' a 'Demodog.' I loved his and Steve's relationship this series, with the latter even giving him a sick new hairdo for the dance. The scene when no one wanted to dance with him made me sob, and I'm so glad Nancy saved the day for him. Dustin is such a little cutie and Gaten Matarazzo is such a talented young actor. 

Bob.

I'm not entirely sure I can talk about Bob with out blubbing. 

Another new character we were introduced to in season 2 was Bob, Joyce's new boyfriend. Bob is shown to be the slightly clueless but heart of gold, genuine nice guy who I believe was perfect for Joyce. He was so caring to her and to Will & Jonathon. I loved that he was a bit of a nerd, and his entire scene dressed as Dracula was absolute telly gold. I had an inkling in the beginning that there was going to be a twist with his character, initially I was worried he was going to turn out to be a baddie but the truth was much worse. His death scene was so heartbreaking to watch, I had genuine tears. Portrayed by Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee in Lotr.) And much like Sam, Bob was an under appreciated hero. I'm so annoyed that their wasn't any mention of him again at the end of the series.  Not ok. RIP Bob Newby. Superhero. 

Elevens Back Story.

This time around we learn about Eleven's real back story before she was Eleven at all. She finds her birth mother who is barely with it and using her telepathic powers discovers her true identity and that she has a sister with the same powers also. This entire story line was so essential for the character development of Eleven, and also broke up the sci fi action to give raw emotional elements. 

Joyce // Winona Ryder.

Joyce is back being her usual wacky self, just a few steps away from a nervous breakdown, and do we blame her really? I feel like it's not really Stranger Things unless her living room is covered in some sort of random wall scribblings; last time it was the iconic Christmas lights, this time we have Will's scribbled mind map. Winona Ryder in this role will just always be epic, she plays the role so well and I actually couldn't imagine it being the same without her. 

Papa Steve.

And the award for the biggest character development goes to: Mr Steve Harrington. It's safe to say that in the first series that Steve was a bit of a dick. I really wasn't a fan. I'm pleased to say my mind has been changed. I love how we see a more vulnerable and caring side to Steve. I love that he takes on the role of baby sitter and basically keeps the kids alive whilst dealing with their disobedience. The Meme's that have come out of Steve being the typical 'Soccer Mom' are probably some of my favourite things on the internet. I especially love his relationship with Dustin, how he takes him under his wing, the way he dropped him off at the dance was so cute. He's definitely earned his stripes as a proper member of the Stranger Things gang. 

There we have some of the things I loved about Stranger Things series 2, if I'd have mentioned all the things I loved about it, we'd be here all night. 

What were your season 2 highlights?
Which season is your favourite?
What are you hoping to see in season 3?



So another set of months since my last favourites post and despite saying that I'm going to get back on track with my these kind of posts time just hasn't been on my side recently. So in a desperate attempt to get a routine going again I will be combining my September & October favourites, and keep my fingers crossed that I can get my act together so my November favourites doesn't make it's appearance in the new year.


Starting with the beauty bits, since September/October marked the beginning of Autumn, and a return to the slightly colder months I began to notice that the transitioning weather was really causing my skin to break out, at the same time I ran out of concealer. Which means I needed to invest in a new one, opting to try something different I finally tried NYX HD Studio Photogenic concealer. The main thing I love about this concealer is the coverage, boy oh boy that is some heavy duty stuff. A little really goes a long way with this concealer, so not only does it make it so long lasting and a great value for money it's also really buildable meaning that it will completely cover my under eye dark circles. The colour is really true to skin tone, I have mine in fair because my summer tan is long gone and my pasty winter complexion is here for the next few months. This concealer is £6.99 from Boots which I think is actually really good value for money considering it is so long lasting, I would thoroughly recommend trying this if you are looking for a strong coverage concealer to get you through the winter months. 


Is it just me or is it that as soon as the leaves start falling from the trees you have a constant desire to have a bath? Nothing screams autumn more than a hot bath on a chilly evening and whilst I am a 100% Lush fan girl, sometimes it's nice to break away from convention and try some new products. My step mum went to New York at the end of summer and returned home with some goodies from Bath & Body Works, which is so renowned, but so hard to come by over here in England. She picked me up the Bath & Body Works 'Sleep' Bubble Bath & Body Moisturiser.  I am so obsessed with these products, especially the bubble bath, I have never felt so relaxed after a bath than I have using this product. They are enriched with Lavender and Chamomile so are designed to help relax you and enable you to drift off to sleep easier, and I can say first hand that they most definitely do the job. I am so sad that my bubble bath is officially run out because I don't know if I'll ever have such a relaxing bath experience again. 


Is it really autumn without a pumpkin scented product? The Body Shop released their Pumpkin & Vanilla range just in time for Halloween and just like a typical basic witch bitch I swooned, despite being fickle for the halloween aesthetic I actually fell in love with two of the products; the Pumpkin & Vanilla Shower Gel & the Pumpkin & Vanilla Body Butter. Not only do both products smell insane they are both so nourishing and leave my skin feeling so soft after use which I think is an essential thing for this time of year. Both products are incredibly long lasting as well, especially the shower gel, I have been using it everyday since purchasing it at the beginning of October and it's not even half gone. I'm going to be really sad when these products run out and desperately hope they restock them next year. 

That's it for the beauty bits, now it's on to the random bits and pieces, which are personally my favourite parts of any favourites post. 

During September/October I saw my first scary film in the cinema, after seeing so much hype I felt seriously compelled to go and see IT. I was so impressed by the film, and also impressed with myself that I didn't run away screaming half way through. I thought the film was incredibly well made, the perfect amount of tension, jump scares and dark humour. The young cast were absolutely incredible. The standout performance was from Pennywise himself portrayed by the insanely gorgeous Bill Skarsgard. The character was insanely creepy and so manic that you couldn't take your eyes off him. I think it's safe to say it's up there with one of my favourite films of 2017 and I 100% can't wait for it to come out on DVD. This all coming from someone who has a big ol fear of clowns, so if I love it I guess that must be saying something. 


Onto some tunes. September saw the release of BTS' new album 'Love Yourself: Her.' BTS are 100% my K-pop kryptonite, no matter how many groups & songs I listen to they always remain number one for me. So it's safe to say I had high hopes for this latest comeback and I'm so glad to say that I was not let down, there is not a single song on the album that I don't love and that is saying something for me. I mean I even purchased an actual copy of the album so it must be pretty damn good right? i love the sound of this album, it's similar to their other songs but also feels very unique. I love the bright colouring used in the DNA music video it was so cheerful & refreshing to see. My favourites from the album are Mic Drop, Serendipity, DNA & Best of Me. 


Last up we have a book, now I have not done any reading for so long so I'm glad that I've found something that's captured my attention to allow me to get back into it. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. The book follows Audrey Rose Wadsworth a 17 year old who is fascinated by forensic medicine which at the time in 1888 would have been deemed incredibly inappropriate by society. They end up involved in analysing the bodies of the victims of Jack the Ripper unlocking facts and secrets which causes her to question everything and everyone she knows. The book itself is incredibly gripping, well detailed and gruesome in the best ways. As someone who finds things involving serial killers incredibly fascinating this book was definitely a winner for me. I can't wait to read Kerri's second book about Dracula next. 

There we have my September/October Favourites, a random bunch as always. If you have any recommendations for me based on any of the things listed I would love to know. 

What were your autumn favourites?

September/October Favourites.




So another set of months since my last favourites post and despite saying that I'm going to get back on track with my these kind of posts time just hasn't been on my side recently. So in a desperate attempt to get a routine going again I will be combining my September & October favourites, and keep my fingers crossed that I can get my act together so my November favourites doesn't make it's appearance in the new year.


Starting with the beauty bits, since September/October marked the beginning of Autumn, and a return to the slightly colder months I began to notice that the transitioning weather was really causing my skin to break out, at the same time I ran out of concealer. Which means I needed to invest in a new one, opting to try something different I finally tried NYX HD Studio Photogenic concealer. The main thing I love about this concealer is the coverage, boy oh boy that is some heavy duty stuff. A little really goes a long way with this concealer, so not only does it make it so long lasting and a great value for money it's also really buildable meaning that it will completely cover my under eye dark circles. The colour is really true to skin tone, I have mine in fair because my summer tan is long gone and my pasty winter complexion is here for the next few months. This concealer is £6.99 from Boots which I think is actually really good value for money considering it is so long lasting, I would thoroughly recommend trying this if you are looking for a strong coverage concealer to get you through the winter months. 


Is it just me or is it that as soon as the leaves start falling from the trees you have a constant desire to have a bath? Nothing screams autumn more than a hot bath on a chilly evening and whilst I am a 100% Lush fan girl, sometimes it's nice to break away from convention and try some new products. My step mum went to New York at the end of summer and returned home with some goodies from Bath & Body Works, which is so renowned, but so hard to come by over here in England. She picked me up the Bath & Body Works 'Sleep' Bubble Bath & Body Moisturiser.  I am so obsessed with these products, especially the bubble bath, I have never felt so relaxed after a bath than I have using this product. They are enriched with Lavender and Chamomile so are designed to help relax you and enable you to drift off to sleep easier, and I can say first hand that they most definitely do the job. I am so sad that my bubble bath is officially run out because I don't know if I'll ever have such a relaxing bath experience again. 


Is it really autumn without a pumpkin scented product? The Body Shop released their Pumpkin & Vanilla range just in time for Halloween and just like a typical basic witch bitch I swooned, despite being fickle for the halloween aesthetic I actually fell in love with two of the products; the Pumpkin & Vanilla Shower Gel & the Pumpkin & Vanilla Body Butter. Not only do both products smell insane they are both so nourishing and leave my skin feeling so soft after use which I think is an essential thing for this time of year. Both products are incredibly long lasting as well, especially the shower gel, I have been using it everyday since purchasing it at the beginning of October and it's not even half gone. I'm going to be really sad when these products run out and desperately hope they restock them next year. 

That's it for the beauty bits, now it's on to the random bits and pieces, which are personally my favourite parts of any favourites post. 

During September/October I saw my first scary film in the cinema, after seeing so much hype I felt seriously compelled to go and see IT. I was so impressed by the film, and also impressed with myself that I didn't run away screaming half way through. I thought the film was incredibly well made, the perfect amount of tension, jump scares and dark humour. The young cast were absolutely incredible. The standout performance was from Pennywise himself portrayed by the insanely gorgeous Bill Skarsgard. The character was insanely creepy and so manic that you couldn't take your eyes off him. I think it's safe to say it's up there with one of my favourite films of 2017 and I 100% can't wait for it to come out on DVD. This all coming from someone who has a big ol fear of clowns, so if I love it I guess that must be saying something. 


Onto some tunes. September saw the release of BTS' new album 'Love Yourself: Her.' BTS are 100% my K-pop kryptonite, no matter how many groups & songs I listen to they always remain number one for me. So it's safe to say I had high hopes for this latest comeback and I'm so glad to say that I was not let down, there is not a single song on the album that I don't love and that is saying something for me. I mean I even purchased an actual copy of the album so it must be pretty damn good right? i love the sound of this album, it's similar to their other songs but also feels very unique. I love the bright colouring used in the DNA music video it was so cheerful & refreshing to see. My favourites from the album are Mic Drop, Serendipity, DNA & Best of Me. 


Last up we have a book, now I have not done any reading for so long so I'm glad that I've found something that's captured my attention to allow me to get back into it. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. The book follows Audrey Rose Wadsworth a 17 year old who is fascinated by forensic medicine which at the time in 1888 would have been deemed incredibly inappropriate by society. They end up involved in analysing the bodies of the victims of Jack the Ripper unlocking facts and secrets which causes her to question everything and everyone she knows. The book itself is incredibly gripping, well detailed and gruesome in the best ways. As someone who finds things involving serial killers incredibly fascinating this book was definitely a winner for me. I can't wait to read Kerri's second book about Dracula next. 

There we have my September/October Favourites, a random bunch as always. If you have any recommendations for me based on any of the things listed I would love to know. 

What were your autumn favourites?

It's that time again...

I find that I get so bored with my hair during the winter months, it just always feels so dull and meh. I also find that when the weather is so dull outside it's nice to brighten things up a bit. Hence my latest hair venture. 

I've been peach before, around spring 2016 and I was absolutely obsessed with it, but I had it just before I went travelling so it didn't stay too long for practicality reasons. Now it's time to revisit it properly and give it the attention it deserves. 


BLEACH LONDON // AWKWARD PEACH
BLEACH LONDON // WASHED OUT ORANGE 
(not pictured as I forgot to take one before I threw it away...oops.)

We're back with an old favourite; Bleach London. I always come back to these dyes because they are so easy to use, and they always give really nice colours. Awkward Peach was the dye I used when I dyed my hair peach last time so I thought it would be a safe one to go for. 

I'm not sure whether they've changed the formula of the Awkward Peach dye as it came out a lot more pink than I wanted it to and that I remember it doing last time. Once I'd washed and dried it, I added some of the Washed Out Orange dye to try and add some more of the peachy tones into it. 


BEFORE

Despite adding some of the orange dye on top, the overall colour is still quite pinky which isn't ideal. The peach has taken quite well at the top of the hair but the lengths and ends are a bit more pinky than I'd have liked. I do like that it gives it a bit more depth and different layers to the hair though. Once the colour has faded a bit more I will probably just add some more of the orange on to get it to more of a peachy colour all over. 


AFTER

Despite it not turning out 100% how I wanted it, I am still really happy with the colour and for a first run it isn't bad at all. I'm looking forward to seeing how it fades as I think that could add some nice tones throughout the hair.

Once I've got it more how I've wanted I'm sure I'll report back.

What are your thoughts on peach hair?
What colour should I try next?

Princess Peach // feat. Bleach London.


It's that time again...

I find that I get so bored with my hair during the winter months, it just always feels so dull and meh. I also find that when the weather is so dull outside it's nice to brighten things up a bit. Hence my latest hair venture. 

I've been peach before, around spring 2016 and I was absolutely obsessed with it, but I had it just before I went travelling so it didn't stay too long for practicality reasons. Now it's time to revisit it properly and give it the attention it deserves. 


BLEACH LONDON // AWKWARD PEACH
BLEACH LONDON // WASHED OUT ORANGE 
(not pictured as I forgot to take one before I threw it away...oops.)

We're back with an old favourite; Bleach London. I always come back to these dyes because they are so easy to use, and they always give really nice colours. Awkward Peach was the dye I used when I dyed my hair peach last time so I thought it would be a safe one to go for. 

I'm not sure whether they've changed the formula of the Awkward Peach dye as it came out a lot more pink than I wanted it to and that I remember it doing last time. Once I'd washed and dried it, I added some of the Washed Out Orange dye to try and add some more of the peachy tones into it. 


BEFORE

Despite adding some of the orange dye on top, the overall colour is still quite pinky which isn't ideal. The peach has taken quite well at the top of the hair but the lengths and ends are a bit more pinky than I'd have liked. I do like that it gives it a bit more depth and different layers to the hair though. Once the colour has faded a bit more I will probably just add some more of the orange on to get it to more of a peachy colour all over. 


AFTER

Despite it not turning out 100% how I wanted it, I am still really happy with the colour and for a first run it isn't bad at all. I'm looking forward to seeing how it fades as I think that could add some nice tones throughout the hair.

Once I've got it more how I've wanted I'm sure I'll report back.

What are your thoughts on peach hair?
What colour should I try next?
I think if you've followed this blog for any amount of time then you will know that I love anything geeky and a bit gimmicky. In the run up to Christmas I've decided to share with you some 'alternative gift ideas' for the geeks in your life. 

Truffle Shuffle has been one of my favourite brands since I was a teenager and that love has carried on fully into adulthood. First of all I'm a massive sucker for a slogan tee and Truffle Shuffle has these in abundance. It is the perfect for website for anyone who is missing the 80's/90's and is looking for a bit of nostalgia in their life. It carries merchandise for pretty much every franchise you can think of, including: Disney, Marvel, Game of Thrones, Barbie, even food and drink brands such as Slush Puppie & Coca Cola. 

Here are a few of my favourites which I think would make amazing gifts, some of which will definitely be making their way onto my own Christmas wish list... Santa, I hope you're reading.



4. 100% Princess Mug // £6.99 
6. Beast Clutch Bag (Danielle Nicole) // £53.99

Is it really Christmas without some Disney merch? I don't think so. I am absolutely obsessed with all of Danielle Nicole's Disney inspired bags. They extend from Beauty & the Beast, to the Little Mermaid and beyond, they are such an easy way to incorporate a bit of Disney Magic into your everyday attire.

I think the Disney Princess PhotoBooth set would be the perfect gift for all ages and would be perfect for birthday party's, weddings and getting that all important magical insta snap.







6. Friday the 13th Tee // £14.99
9. The Goonies Hoody // £32.99 

As a self confessed movie buff I couldn't resist throwing in some super geeky movie merchandise, I'm actually pretty obsessed with all of these. My favourite being the Lord of the Rings door mat, if I had my own house I'd be all over that. 





1. Ricky & Morty Tee // £14.99
4. Gudetama Comic Mug  // £7.99




7. Scooby Doo Mug // £5.99




1. 'The Upside Down' Tee // £14.99 
3. 'Eggo' Badge // £6.99
4. 'What about Barb' Mug // £6.99




6. Shadow Monster Raglan // £24.99
7. 'Alphabet Lights' Mug // £6.99 
9. Hawkins Indiana Mug // £6.99

It would be crazy to not include the hottest tv show around at the moment; Stranger Things.  Now, there is no shortage of Stranger Things merchandise about but what I really love about what Truffle Shuffle has to offer is that it's really in keeping with the nostalgic vibe of the show. I love how unique the Hawkins Indiana 'Shadow Monster' Raglan tee is, it is obvious what show it's from but remains quite subtle unless you are a true fan.

Truffle Shuffle really does offer so many amazing gift ideas covering a huge spectrum of different franchises and genres and offering items specifically catered for Women, Men & Children, so there is quite literally something for everyone. With really affordable prices and high quality it's the perfect website to use to give a personal gift that will last a long time.

What's your favourite item in this gift guide?
Are you a fan of Truffle Shuffle?
What's your favourite place to get alternative gifts from?

Nerdy Christmas Gift Guide #1 // Truffle Shuffle

I think if you've followed this blog for any amount of time then you will know that I love anything geeky and a bit gimmicky. In the run up to Christmas I've decided to share with you some 'alternative gift ideas' for the geeks in your life. 

Truffle Shuffle has been one of my favourite brands since I was a teenager and that love has carried on fully into adulthood. First of all I'm a massive sucker for a slogan tee and Truffle Shuffle has these in abundance. It is the perfect for website for anyone who is missing the 80's/90's and is looking for a bit of nostalgia in their life. It carries merchandise for pretty much every franchise you can think of, including: Disney, Marvel, Game of Thrones, Barbie, even food and drink brands such as Slush Puppie & Coca Cola. 

Here are a few of my favourites which I think would make amazing gifts, some of which will definitely be making their way onto my own Christmas wish list... Santa, I hope you're reading.



4. 100% Princess Mug // £6.99 
6. Beast Clutch Bag (Danielle Nicole) // £53.99

Is it really Christmas without some Disney merch? I don't think so. I am absolutely obsessed with all of Danielle Nicole's Disney inspired bags. They extend from Beauty & the Beast, to the Little Mermaid and beyond, they are such an easy way to incorporate a bit of Disney Magic into your everyday attire.

I think the Disney Princess PhotoBooth set would be the perfect gift for all ages and would be perfect for birthday party's, weddings and getting that all important magical insta snap.







6. Friday the 13th Tee // £14.99
9. The Goonies Hoody // £32.99 

As a self confessed movie buff I couldn't resist throwing in some super geeky movie merchandise, I'm actually pretty obsessed with all of these. My favourite being the Lord of the Rings door mat, if I had my own house I'd be all over that. 





1. Ricky & Morty Tee // £14.99
4. Gudetama Comic Mug  // £7.99




7. Scooby Doo Mug // £5.99




1. 'The Upside Down' Tee // £14.99 
3. 'Eggo' Badge // £6.99
4. 'What about Barb' Mug // £6.99




6. Shadow Monster Raglan // £24.99
7. 'Alphabet Lights' Mug // £6.99 
9. Hawkins Indiana Mug // £6.99

It would be crazy to not include the hottest tv show around at the moment; Stranger Things.  Now, there is no shortage of Stranger Things merchandise about but what I really love about what Truffle Shuffle has to offer is that it's really in keeping with the nostalgic vibe of the show. I love how unique the Hawkins Indiana 'Shadow Monster' Raglan tee is, it is obvious what show it's from but remains quite subtle unless you are a true fan.

Truffle Shuffle really does offer so many amazing gift ideas covering a huge spectrum of different franchises and genres and offering items specifically catered for Women, Men & Children, so there is quite literally something for everyone. With really affordable prices and high quality it's the perfect website to use to give a personal gift that will last a long time.

What's your favourite item in this gift guide?
Are you a fan of Truffle Shuffle?
What's your favourite place to get alternative gifts from?
I feel like October was over in the blink of an eye, before it had even barely begun. Autumn is my favourite of all the seasons, October is my favourite of all the months and Halloween is my favourite of all the holidays. It's safe to say that there was a lot of hype leading up to this magical month and now some bittersweet feelings as it is ending.

Halloween evening itself was tame at best; Stranger Things and catnaps - not a halloween costume or trick or treater in sight. 

October was the month I tried to step out of my comfort zone makeup-wise and create some spooky halloween looks after being inspired by the fabulous Maria


Pennywise
Chucky 
Beetlejuice
Little Red Riding Hood
Zombie/Demon
Tiffany (Bride of Chucky)

I'm such a huge fan of dressing up for Halloween and love to go all out for it, so I've loved getting to practice some spooky looks for next year.

What's your favourite Halloween look?
How was your Halloween?


Goodbye October.

I feel like October was over in the blink of an eye, before it had even barely begun. Autumn is my favourite of all the seasons, October is my favourite of all the months and Halloween is my favourite of all the holidays. It's safe to say that there was a lot of hype leading up to this magical month and now some bittersweet feelings as it is ending.

Halloween evening itself was tame at best; Stranger Things and catnaps - not a halloween costume or trick or treater in sight. 

October was the month I tried to step out of my comfort zone makeup-wise and create some spooky halloween looks after being inspired by the fabulous Maria


Pennywise
Chucky 
Beetlejuice
Little Red Riding Hood
Zombie/Demon
Tiffany (Bride of Chucky)

I'm such a huge fan of dressing up for Halloween and love to go all out for it, so I've loved getting to practice some spooky looks for next year.

What's your favourite Halloween look?
How was your Halloween?


Happy beginning of 'blogtober' I'm going to really try my hardest to blog everyday during the month of October... let's see how long it takes me to fail. Whilst things are going to start getting a lot spookier very soon, I thought I'd start things off with an outfit look as it's been a long time since I've posted one.

If you read my most recent favourites post then you will know that at the moment I am absolutely obsessed with K-pop group BTS. When I say obsessed I'm not exaggerating, I'm really obsessed. I've watched all of their music videos and backstage videos. One of the music videos I'm really obsessed with is 'War of Hormone,' I love the colouring of the video, I love the dance, I love that they all look insanely hot (such a creep), but mostly I love the styling - so much pinstripes. 












 This particular outfit is inspired by Rap Monster's outfit in the music video; a pin stripe two piece with a slouchy white t-shirt layered underneath, paired with some converse. 







 I love this outfit because it is so versatile, it can be dressed up or be worn more casually as worn here. 







This look was shot in Notting Hill, an area that I'd never really explored before but that has the most beautiful, vibrant backdrops including the classic pastel houses featured by many a blogger. These photos were shot by the fabulous Yossy from With Love Yossy who is not only a fantastic photographer, but also an amazing blogger.

This was my first ever actual proper shoot, so apologies if I look super awkward, it was a bit of a step outside my comfort zone, but so much fun and hopefully this will give me the confidence to post a lot more fashion content on this blog.

Speak Soon
Char xx 

BTS 'War of Hormone' Inspired OOTD

Happy beginning of 'blogtober' I'm going to really try my hardest to blog everyday during the month of October... let's see how long it takes me to fail. Whilst things are going to start getting a lot spookier very soon, I thought I'd start things off with an outfit look as it's been a long time since I've posted one.

If you read my most recent favourites post then you will know that at the moment I am absolutely obsessed with K-pop group BTS. When I say obsessed I'm not exaggerating, I'm really obsessed. I've watched all of their music videos and backstage videos. One of the music videos I'm really obsessed with is 'War of Hormone,' I love the colouring of the video, I love the dance, I love that they all look insanely hot (such a creep), but mostly I love the styling - so much pinstripes. 












 This particular outfit is inspired by Rap Monster's outfit in the music video; a pin stripe two piece with a slouchy white t-shirt layered underneath, paired with some converse. 







 I love this outfit because it is so versatile, it can be dressed up or be worn more casually as worn here. 







This look was shot in Notting Hill, an area that I'd never really explored before but that has the most beautiful, vibrant backdrops including the classic pastel houses featured by many a blogger. These photos were shot by the fabulous Yossy from With Love Yossy who is not only a fantastic photographer, but also an amazing blogger.

This was my first ever actual proper shoot, so apologies if I look super awkward, it was a bit of a step outside my comfort zone, but so much fun and hopefully this will give me the confidence to post a lot more fashion content on this blog.

Speak Soon
Char xx 

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