Friday Favourites: May 2016


Hey boos.

Just a heads up that this is the last of my scheduled blog posts whilst I’m away so savour it because you’ve got at least five days until the next one. Soz and that.


I’m not sure if you’re going to hate me a bit for it or nah, but I’ve mixed up the style of this a teeny tiny bit, and there isn’t an image for each fave, just a few cute classic blogger flat lay kinda snaps dotted about.

I’m really enjoying creating my content at the moment, so I hope you’ll embrace me mixing it up here and there and keeping things fresh.

P.S. Writing this post is really hard because MTV have put on the first season of Teen Mom on back to back and oh man it’s so good. ALTHOUGH WHY IS RYAN SUCH A DOUCHE TO MACI ALL. THE. TIME.

Anyway, let’s get back on track…



My brother introduced me to this hunk of a dessert/brunch/breakfast/snack a few weeks back and I decided that I absolutely needed Chris to witness it. Even though he once told me he didn’t really like cinnamon. Sure, sure, boo.

Anyway, he helped me devour the entire thing within an hour. Is that a skill or is that hideously embarrassing?

It’s like the best thing that’s ever entered my mouth. I don’t even care if that sounds dirty. It is soooo good. And now we have the one I bought to photograph just sitting on the table and it’s taking all my self-control not to have it for lunch.



Because let’s face it, can a girl really have enough nude lip liners? Nuh uh.

I really like the formula of the Barry M ones, they’re mega affordable and last ages, which is why it’s pretty dandy that they’ve released three new shades – 15, 16 and 17 – all in varying shades of pinky nude. THE DREAM.

Keep yo eyes peeled.



If you watched my Lanzarote vlog you might have seen my get a lil bit homesick and download an audio book to soothe my soul. And now, well now I’m a bit obsessed.

I used a 30-day free trial of Audible to download Goblet Of Fire and now my favourite part of every evening is lying on top of my bed with my lamp on, listening to Stephen Fry’s soothing voice and doing some colouring it.

It’s my idea of a little slice of heaven, and it’s nice to have just half an hour of me-time without work or chores or the internet.



Admittedly I haven’t really used these enough to count them as a fave but I thought it was worth letting a girl know that BAREMINERALS HAVE A SKINCARE RANGE.

It launches in June and contains a mixture of cleansers and moisturisers.

I’ve been sent a couple of bits to review including an oil cleanser and an oil-free hydrating gel. I’ve packed them both for NYC because I’m assuming I’ll love them as much as every other bareMinerals face product I’ve ever tried.

So far I’ve found the gel to be the perfect morning base for make-up <3

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Let’s all give Sainsbury’s a little round of applause for their stationery collections over the past few months. Oh mumma. So, SO good.

I’ve been avoiding buying any, despite there being SO much I want, mostly because how many notebooks is too many? But I caved in and bought this little palm print hun because I was feeling fancy.

Plus, it makes a pretty dandy photograph prop.

(The photos on the Sainsbury’s website don’t do it any justice, so get your little butt over to your nearest store…).



After watching one of Sarah Ashcroft’s videos on contouring (you can’t blame a girl for wanting to look like ultimate Instagram porn, can you?) I decided I needed one of those beauty blending sponges in my life.


For day to day I don’t use it because I just blend in my Complexion Rescue with a brush, but for when I’m trying to have a slightlier sassier face on – for filming or for date nights, I use it to blend in my contour and it is amazing. So good.

Although all that blending *does* make your arm hurt a bit. Just sayin’.



You might have noticed that my blog photographs are a little bit different recently, and I hope you like them.

I woke up one morning and was like how can I up my blogging game right now in this moment? And decided to go on a Pinterest spree, pinning beautiful flat lays for composition inspiration.

I’m not the world’s best photographer, but I’m really enjoying learning more and improving AND it means I have more Insta content too.

Growth only happens when you push yourself to learn new things. Just going to leave that thought there and walk away…



You don’t know how much I wish I hated peonies. How much I was like meh another overrated blogger cliche but THEY SO PRETTY.

I’m actually feeling pretty smug because I bought a bunch last week and they were hot pink and now they’re pale yellow and dead on my dining room table. And I was like uhhh can I really justify £6 on another bunch JUST for this post, when they won’t even be in full bloom until I’m away?

And then bam, found this corking bunch in the reduced flower bucket. Cheers Tesco, you massive hun.

Oh right yeah, I meant to say: it’s finally peony season, get them whilst they last.



I was having a product clear out the other day and came across this little charmer which had arrived courtesy of Birchbox at some point this year.

I whacked it in my hair last night after I’d been for a swim and let it do it’s sexy stuff whilst I’ll chilled in the steam room (something a hair stylist had recommended) and then washed my hair as normal afterwards.

AND BAM, MY HAIR SMELLS AMAZING. It’s feeling super light and soft too, so I’ll fo’ sho’ be keeping it in my swimming bag until the little fella runs out. Anyway, you can buy it for £12 here.


10.  TEEN MOM 2

Oh HEY, there’s a new season of teen mom 2 on and I can’t wait to watch it whilst I crack on with some ironing this afternoon. IT IS THE BEST.

Chelsea is my fave out of all the teen moms of every spin-off, closely followed by Maci. Just in case you were wondering.

So yeah, just a head’s up that the new season is on MTV on Wednesday nights and yeah, it’s of vital importance that you watch it.


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