5 Happy Things | Jan 2021

Saturday, 16 January 2021

 Happy Saturday, friends!

I hope you all have something to be happy about this week.

The other day I went out for a walk with a friend, who mentioned how she just couldn't believe that we were already halfway through the first month of the new year. We laughed it off, saying that it felt more like December the 37th 2020, and got on with our day... but that moment stayed stuck in my mind for the rest of the day. Despite all our best hopes, 2021 has started on a bit of a bummer- and it's okay to admit that. However, that isn't to say that there hasn't been a bundle of precious moments and happy things that have happened. 

So, without further ado, here are 5 happy things that have happened this month!

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Sunday, 3 January 2021

 Hey there, friend.
I hope you had a special and memorable holiday in spite of all that was different.

Blue Half Denim Distressed Button Up Shirt Dress - Femme Luxe Finery

I would like to start this post by wishing you a Happy New Year, and congratulating you on making it right here. I want to acknowledge the loss that you experienced in 2020. As my sweet friend Nadine said in her post on Friday, no matter who you are, you have now experienced some form of trauma. It's about time you were given some credit- because whoever you are if you are reading this I can almost guarantee that you have survived far more than you ever thought you would have to. 

and I for one, am proud of you.

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Saturday, 5 December 2020

 Good morning friends!
I hope you have had a fabulous start to December...

Yup, ladies and gentlemen we have MADE IT to December! It's official, 2020 is almost over. 
Now usually, the month of December is filled with loads of parties and outings in the lead up to Christmas and New Years', and that would obviously require some strong makeup looks. But although this December is different in a multitude of ways, nobody said we can't treat ourselves to a beautiful glittery eyeshadow palette this month, right?! The question is, which one to go for? I hope that this post will help you decide whether Jolie Beauty's Bomb Dot Com palette is worth it... or not.

Why I didn’t go to University | Guest Post by Em Wells

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Happy Saturday, friends!

I hope you've had a great week.

Photo Credit: Madison Inouye

Some of you might remember that a couple months ago I ran a huge 'Student September' series, which featured some amazing guest posts and some really lovely sponsored content. I really just wanted to give something to the students of 2020, who have had so much taken away from them. However, I am more than well aware that university is not for everyone. I know a number of people who dropped out of uni because it had a seriously negative effect on their mental health, and there should be absolutely zero shame in that. So this Saturday, I want to honour those of you who did not (or will not) go to university, with a guest post written by the fabulous Emma Wells...

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Saturday, 14 November 2020

 Happy Saturday, friends!

I hope lockdown isn't getting you down... but if it is, check this post out for some self-care tips.

I love me a good oversized shirt- any day, and any season. They're just such a VIBE. So when Femme Luxe Finery sent me an email asking whether I would like to review their new oversized button-up shackets, I was so down. Mind you, I had no idea what a 'shacket' was- but as soon as I read the words "oversized" and "button up", I was in...

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Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Happy Wednesday, friends!

I hope hump day isn't hitting you too hard.

If you've been anywhere near Instagram over the last month, you'll have seen an absolute FLURRY of gorgeous dogtooth trench coats. Maria J Blogs practically broke the internet with her insta post wearing this black-and-white coat, but when I went to purchase it, I soon realised that it was just that little bit too pricey for my strict student-teacher budget. Thankfully, after a bit of a hunt on the internet, I found this LUSCIOUS dogtooth coat on the Katch Me website, which is currently priced at £44.

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Friday, 6 November 2020

Happy Friday, friends. 
I hope you are looking after yourself this week.

Damn. 2020's been a rough year... and it's still going. Now, not only is it SAD season, but a second lockdown is just on the horizon where I live in Scotland. I know how tough it's been for a lot of people, so for today's post I've decided to partner with Femme Luxe Finery to bring you some amazing self-care tips for the Autumn & Winter months. 

I hope this helps.

5 Happy Things | October 2020

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Happy Saturday, friends!
I hope you all have something to smile about this week.
Photo Credit: Gabrielle Henderson

If you read the post that I wrote back in July about the '3 Good Things That Happened During My Break From Blogging', you might remember that I talked a little bit about a regular feature that I used to have on my blog, called "5 Happy Things". At least once a month, I would sit down with my bullet journal and list all the things that had made me smile or filled me with joy... and then from that I would hand-pick the 5 most significant things which I would write about. Sometimes I would write about things as simple as the weather, or the TV shows I was watching. Other times, I would write about more intimate, personal things.

Well, today I decided to revisit that old tradition.

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Saturday, 17 October 2020

 Happy Saturday, friend

NEWSFLASH: Autumn is in full swing!! 

The cool air has started to creep in, and the changing of the seasons has got me feeling inspired. October is my birthday month, so today I've decided to share 4 of the most gorgeous (and affordable!) Autumn/Fall dresses from Femme Luxe Finery. Before we go any further, I just want to make it clear that this post has been created on an Ad Gifted basis, HOWEVER: 1. I selected the dresses featured in today's post and 2. as always, all opinions are my own. 

A Letter To My Younger Self | Guest Post By Nadine Krill

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

 Happy Saturday, friends!

I hope you're having a really blessed week.

Photo Credit: Izabelle Acheson

Today's post comes from my good friend Nadine, who I incidentally met on TikTok, of all places. I actually featured on an episode of her podcast (the 4:14 podcast) last month to talk about all things blogging, so click here if you want to check it out!! Nadine is a really strong, passionate, and caring young woman who has a real heart for ministry, and so she has written a letter to her younger self... and I truly believe this letter is a beautiful reflection of Nadine's loving soul. Enjoy...

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