Favourite Films of 2017.. So Far

I won’t lie to you but I don’t watch many films at all I’m more of a TV series type of girl, simply because I grow so attached to the characters. However, this year (so far) I’ve seen a few decent ones that I thought deserved mentioning. I don’t ever really go to the cinema as the one in Aberystwyth is an a small, 1 screen cinema which only shows 1 movie a day (sometimes 2) at 7:30pm. In fact, it’s so old fashioned it does intervals during the adverts. Whenever I go there I feel like I’m in the 50s! 

The movies I have picked may not have necessarily been released in 2017 but they are definitely ones that I have recently seen and thoroughly enjoyed.

I’ll start this post with Logan, the 4th movie in the Wolverine franchise. I’ve been a fan of X-Men and Wolverine for as long as I can remember and I think I’ll always love them. I went ahead with my brothers to watch Logan when it was first released and I loved it but I was totally heartbroken to know it’s the last movie Hugh Jackman will ever do as Logan. He was incredible and he done the franchise so much justice with the way he acted was just outstanding. The story couldn’t have ended any better and I love that the writers have left the opportunity for a follow through with his daughter’s story (sorry for the spoiler).

Next is Hidden Figures which I’ve actually already done a review on. It was breath taking and the story truly brings so much knowledge and information to the world. It’s an outstanding story based on 3 black women who worked for NASA throughout the difficult times in 1960’s. It’s the type of movie I want the next generation to be aware of, the story isn’t just a story. It’s real life, it happened and it changed the way we see the world today.

Nerve (has now been put on Netflix) is in a totally different genre to the other two movies but it was excellent. So good that it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole time I was watching it. It stars Dave Franco and Emma Roberts who are players in the game Nerve. Nerve is a game that asks them to do different (not always legal or safe) activities throughout the evening to win.  It’s definitely a thriller and I couldn’t help being scared for the characters even though I knew it was a movie, I felt like it was real.

Eye in the Sky is a fantastic tribute to Alan Rickman that brings to life a the story of a military mission in Kenya. It describes the difficulties that are faced and the decisions that are to be made to capture one of the most wanted women in the world. It was so inspirational to watch and made me realise how lucky I am to be isolated from the horrible things that happen in this world. Also how fortunate I am to live in a much safer place. I couldn’t stop crying at this film and I would recommend to everybody if you love an action film.

Now, how can I not incredible the wonderful Beauty and the Beast? It was outstanding. The magic was literally brought to life and it felt so real. Emma Watson was a wonderful choice for Belle, she was beautiful. I loved this movie more than any of the recent Disney remakes (hated Cinderella).

I’ve been a huge fan of the Fast and Furious franchise for as long as I can remember. I’ve loved every film and find them so enjoyable and always have. With that in mind, The Fate of the Furious was no different. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t my absolute favourite out of them all but it’s definitely up there for action scenes. It was totally different watching it and not having Paul Walker show up did put a little downer on it, but it’s still a fantastic movie. 

Finally, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Admittedly, I preferred the soundtrack in Vol. 1 but I actually preferred the story in the second. It’s such an easy watch, the characters are fantastic, the comedy and action are brilliant and the overall film is just wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed, how could I not? Chris Pratt is gorgeous!

There we have my favourite movies that I’ve seen in 2017! Recommend me some of yours and I’ll give them a watch. In the meantime, check out my social media:

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May Favourites

May is over.. Summer is near and this will be my final monthly favourites until my return this September and I’ll upload a September favourites in October. I’ve had a really chill month, I finished my degree and I went home for a few days and I’ve really just enjoyed relaxing. I think that’s what I’ve loved most about May, the time I’ve had to just enjoy my achievements. 

Throughout the month I’ve had some pretty exciting things happen. The biggest being, I submitted my dissertation and I’ve finally finished my degree! It’s been an eventful 3 years but I’ve loved my time in Aberystwyth and I’m sure I’ll continue to love it when I return in a  few months time. I also went to an awards ceremony for the societies in Aberystwyth University and I received 3rd place for Societies Personality of the Year as well as receiving my Full Colours which are both wonderful and incredible achievements. 

However, the things I’ve mostly loved this month are actually a few beauty/makeup related things. Firstly, DEWY SKIN! I’ve brought it back and I love it. I’ve been using less power and embracing a bit of a more dewy and fresh look instead of matte and I’ve loved it. I feel so summery and just a bit more glowing. It’s really pretty and flatters my skin a lot. I’ll probably be doing this for the rest of the summer. 

The Too Faced Sweet Peach palette has been my go-to palette since I received it on my birthday last month. Matts parents bought me it and I love it. It’s the ideal palette for summer/spring and has the most gorgeous pink tones which I love. I use this non-stop and I’m very happy with it. 

I’ve been using the L’Oreal True Match foundation and I forgot how good it really is. It’s beautiful on the skin and I use this product to create my dewy looks and I cant fault it. The formula is outstanding and it doesn’t even look drugstore at all. Totally recommend! 

I also purchased a liquid highlight and I’m still testing it out, it’s the Maybelline Master Strobing liquid in light. I use it on the high points of my face and the pink tones just make my skin look beautiful. I like that it’s not sticky too! 

I’ve been testing out cream contour and although I can’t say I’ve mastered it I do like the look it gives. My makeup looks totally natural when I cream contour but the best bit is that it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. 

Also on this list, the Freedom Brow Pomade. THIS STUFF. For only £5 it’s an absolute bargain, I wouldn’t know as I’ve never tried to ABH brow pomade but apparently it’s a dupe but for the fraction of the price.  

I’ve also been loving my minimal/no makeup days. Since I haven’t been going many places I haven’t seen the need to put a full face of makeup on. So if I’m just popping to the supermarket or to sit on the beach, I’ll basically just use skincare and the L’Oreal Lumi Maqiue primer and my skin just tools really fresh and glowy. 

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March Favourites

March has ended which means that my 21st birthday isn’t long away and I’m probably more excited than I should be. Since March has finished it’s time to let you guys know what I’ve been loving throughout the month and my recommendations to you, so let’s jump straight into it.

For the month of March I did put myself on a beauty spending ban (I did buy a couple of little things, naughty of me) so I don’t have that many products to share with you guys!

Real Techniques has released new brushes with Superdrug and they’re called the MultiTech Collection. They’re on the pricey side for Real Techniques and I said in my beauty wishlist post that I wanted to try some of these brushes. They come in a selection that caters for the face and eyes but also include a beauty sponge for £9.99. I already love the Real Techniques Bold Metals Diamond Sponge, I swear by it so I’m definitely looking forward to giving their new sponge a try. However, I actually purchased the XL Point Brush which is extremely large, I paid £13.49 but it’s usually £17.99. It’s a universal brush that can be used for powder, bronzer, foundation and tinted moisturiser. I have used the brush for all these applications and I definitely agree and think that this brush is incredible. It’s such good quality and makes my makeup look flawless and it’s so easy and quick to do now since the brush is so big. I absolutely love it!

I’ve been loving the L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara. This stuff, UGHHHH! SO GOOD. To start with, this is super black and creates such dark lashes which I personally love for a glam look. It also adds so much volume to my lashes that I don’t ever wear falsies with it. It’s a brilliant mascara for the drugstore and I will definitely be repurchasing.

I’ve not been all that well this month, so I’ve been watching Netflix far too often. However, they recently added Inside West Coast Customs to the list and I’ve been loving it! It brings back so many memories to my childhood and I find it s interesting how they make these incredible cars.

I’ve read a few books this month and I had two favourites. The first being The One We Fell In Love With by Paige Toon and a review is already up on this book. The second is All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven and a review will be up on this book next month. They’re both beautiful, heart warming stories and definitely both have different story lines. I loved each of them so much but for completely different reasons. Paige Toon’s novel is about three identical triplets who at some point in their lives all fell in love with the same guy, a little less realistic but still a lovely and easy read. Where as Jennifer Niven’s novel is a more sensitive novel about mental health and suicide awareness.

There we have it, a little boring this month but my month favourites have arrived! Let me know what you’ve been loving.

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January Favourites

January 2017 has come to an end and it has been very good to me! During the month I’ve been loving so many new product and other little things. I’m just going to jump right into my January favourites because there are quite a few to get through.

Firstly, I’ve cut and coloured my hair and although it was already in an alright condition I wanted to improve it  and make it healthier. I come across the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Colour Deep Conditioning Treatment. I purchase this from my local Boots or Superdrug for £4.99 but I know that Savers sell it for slightly cheaper, I use any of these shops. It’s really helped to smooth out my frizzy hair and create a beautiful shine. It’s also helped to increase the colour of my hair and after colouring it a dark blonde it’s now slightly lighter. It’s brilliant for the price and totally worth it the £4.99. 

For Christmas I received the Too Faced Hotel Grand Cafe collection, which was a limited edition palette. The collection comes with 3 beautiful palettes which consist of 6 eyeshadows and 1 blusher or bronzer as well as a small sample of the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. I’ve been loving these eyeshadows, they all blend together perfectly and the wide combination of eyeshadows in each palette means that you can create a look using all 3 palettes, so you definitely get your money’s worth. Unfortunately I’m not sure how much this cost but I know it’s from Debenhams and I’m not sure whether it’s still available. If you can get your hands on it I totally recommend purchasing it as it has all the colours you’ll ever need to any makeup look. 


My final beauty product is the Sleek Matte me Liquid Lipstick in Birthday Suit and Velvet Slipper. I’ve mentioned Birthday Suit in another favourites before and it’s a beautiful beige colour with pink tones. It’s perfect for an everyday look or even a glam night out. It’s definitely universal and will suit so many skin tones. Another from the collection that I’ve been loving is Velvet Slipper which is totally out of my comfort zone but yet still gorgeous and I absolutely love this. It’s dark purple and I’ve been wearing this with a natural eye to make the lip colour stand out more and it’s beautiful. The formula of these liquid lipsticks are incredible and they don’t feel heavy or sticky. However, they do transfer slightly when eating or drinking and you will definitely have to redo if you have eaten or drank a lot. They’re available in Boots and Superdrug for around £5 but totally worth it. 


From beauty to fashion, January has given me some gorgeous new clothing items this month including this beautiful red rain coat from New Look. This was £35.99 and totally worth every penny. I love bright coloured rain coats and I was definitely in need of a new coat in the rainy weather so when I saw this I fell in love with it. It’s perfectly for a jeans and boots look and has a lovely fit. 


I went into Dorothy Perkins to take a look at their sale items and I had been looking for a pair of black statement heeled boots for both a night time look or day time. I come across these and knew they were exactly what I was looking for. They are basic black boots that can really make an outfit which was what I wanted. They were originally £35 and I paid £25 and they are a definitely bargain. 


For Christmas I also received The Fresh Prince of Bel Air box set and I have been binge watching it. Shortly after Christmas it was also made available on Netflix which is fantastic for all those who want to watch it but don’t own it. It’s very old school comedy and Will Smith is brilliant in it. If you don’t know what it is, it’s about a family living in Bel Air and take in their nephew Will to give him a better life and out of the trouble that he was one getting in when living with his mother in Philadelphia. 


Matt and I regularly watch films together, as do many couples. However, this one film we watched was life changing and utterly brilliant. Eye in the Sky was definitely my favourite film that I’ve been in a long time. I can’t really explain the movie too much without giving spoilers but I will say that it was especially special as it was in memory of Alan Rickman. 

Ed Sheeran released 2 new singles in preparation for his new album which is due to be released early this year. They both are fantastic but my favourite is Shape of You, it’s so catchy and upbeat. Definitely different to his usual songs but still one of his best. I love it a lot and have been listening to it repeatedly.

I have been introduced to green tea and it has totally converted me from my love of fizzy drinks. I haven’t stopped buying it and eventually I may have nowhere to store them but my favourites have been mint as well as pineapple and passionfruit. They’re so refreshing and make my body feel so much more healthier. 

Finally, my last favourite of January are Kettle Chips, specifically the cheddar and red onion flavour. I don’t really know what to say about them except that I like them a lot and will definitely have to stop eating them in fear of actually becoming one. 

There we have it, my January favourites! Let me know some of yours and in the meantime, take a look at my social media: 

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The OA // Worth Watching?

I tend to mix between books and TV series quite often and after reading several books I decided it was time to start watching something new. So as I do, I headed to Netflix and seen that they had added some new shows and movies and among all the options I came across The OA remembering that so many people had been talking about it on Twitter I made the choice to give it a go. It’s newly released with only 1 series and 8 1 hour episodes.


Prairie Johnson had been missing for 7 years until she was spotted jumping off a bridge. Despite having been blind due to an accident as a child she could see. Prairie now goes by ‘The OA’ instead of her adoptive name and refuses to share any information from her disappearance. In hopes to save others like her she assembles a team of 5 to help her find others who have been experiencing the same situation as her. 


So is it worth watching? definitely! I was 12 minutes into the first episode and totally hooked. You think, how is it possible to be to into a show only 12 minutes in? Well, it’s different. Totally different to any other show I’ve ever seen. The OA’s story is like no other and is totally unique which made me even more interested in the rest of her story. Throughout series one you met new characters who bring the story to life and allow you to understand more about the situation. One specific character (a scientist, I won’t spoil it!) really interested me the most as he was someone who could definitely exist in this world. An utter nut job, crazy weird guy.

I think this show is brilliant and I can’t wait for season 2! You guys should definitely watch it and let me know what you think. You’ll definitely like this show if you’ve watched Stranger Things.

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Instagram Favourites

I love Instagram, it’s a brilliant way to store your favourite photos and look back in your special memories. There are so many people that I love following on Instagram because their content is so great to look at. I thought I would share with you guys who I follow on Instagram and why I think they’ll be an excellent edition to your follow list.

#1: FullerFigureFullerBust a.k.a Georgia Horne is a British pull size model, wife, fashion blogger and all round brilliant lady. Georgia posts her fashion statements as inspiration for all the fantastic plus size ladies. She’s so down to earth and I think that’s what I like most about her. Check out her Instagram here.

#2: Friends.Videos is great too! I love F.R.I.E.N.D.S so much and having short clips to watch on my phone all the time is my favourite thing. I think I’ll follow this Instagram forever and ever. Check it out here.

#3: WillMasonPhotography is a fellow Aberystwyth Student and a super talented photographer. His photos are beautiful, so gorgeous and authentic. I just love to admire how much talent he has. The wedding photos are amazing, I can’t even imagine how wonderful it feels to capture every moment of a couples special day. Look at Will’s Instagram here.

#4: Tom Fletcher 1/4 McFly band member and author is bloody great. His Instagram has so much love to it, I love looking at his pictures of the kids and his home life. It’s not something g many celebrities do and I understand that but Tom is just generally lovely to watch. He posts such cute and funny videos too! I’ll admit I’m a big McFly fan too. Check Tom’s Instagram out here.

#5: Ashley Graham is a plus size model and is famously known for her cover on Sports IllustratedSwimsuit Edition. She’s so glamorous and beautiful, my favourite bit of her instagram is that she uses her insta-story whilst working and I love to watch and have a little look into her life. She’s an inspiration to so many and I love her for that. Look at Ashley’s iInstagram here.

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Book Review: We Were On A Break 

It’s the first book review of 2017!!! Wahooooo! What a time to be alive kids. Can you tell I’m probably too happy about this? Yeah probs. Eh never mind. I can’t even tell you guys how excited I am that I have another year to read so many books. I bloody love new book releases. I probably need to get another hobby this year, perhaps that should be a 2017 resolution. Anyway, lets get into the review. Remember to join me at 1pm every Friday for a book review. 

This weeks book review is on the Lindsey Kelk novel called We Were On A Break. I bought this from W H Smith for £7.99 as I had been noticing so many people raving about it and as usual, I just had to get on it didn’t I. Fitting with the crowd and all that. 

Adam and Liv were so happy. They had 3 wonderful years together with so many happy memories full of love and happiness. After their holiday to Mexico things took a turn for the worst. Unsure of whether they’ll ever rekindle their love for each other, their relationship could potentially be over. Having decided to go on a break, Liv and Adam must remember who they were and what they want before making big life decisions. 

For someone who has been in a relationship for almost 16 months, I found it so useful to read. I understand that it’s a novel and fictional but for me it really helped me when it comes to my relationship. It’s hard, loving someone everyday is so easy but making huge commitments and constantly being in a team is really bloody difficult. Some days I might put 10% into the relationship but matt will put 90% and will always be totally understanding and that’s makes me remember why I love him and I’m so grateful to have him. 

This book really does describe the reality of a relaionship and how difficult they really can be. It was so comforting to read and really made me think more about how grateful I am to have a boyfriend who is so easy to communicate with. Really love this book and it’s definitely made me very happy. What better way to start the year than with a bloody good book. 

Let me know what you thought of this book. 

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