Sunday 21 August 2016

15 Things That Have Made Me Smile Lately

I am endlessly grateful that this summer has been a memorable one, and, in particularly the past couple of weeks I've encountered a ton of things that have been worth a cheesy grin. I thought I'd write all about them, since a positive post is always appreciated - I hope that your summer is going swimmingly, and if it isn't then try to focus on the small victories (because sometimes all it takes is the tiniest thing to make your day.)
1. It would just be weird if I didn't throw it into the mix that I GOT INTO UNI!! The University of Leeds has been my dream ever since I laid eyes on it, and to get to study geography there has definitely put the biggest smile on my face that you've ever seen (there were also tears of happiness - many tears.)
2. I've recently started picking up my polaroid camera a lot more in the last month, and because I'm extremely sentimental I can't wait to take them all to uni with me and decorate my room with them.
3. Nutella milkshakes are the future, I'm sure of it. I couldn't be more obsessed.
4. I joined the gym and have been managing to go about five times a week; I love the feeling I get when I've done a workout, its so rewarding! Although the step machine makes me question my whole life - much hurt much thigh.
5. Gilmore Girls has taken over my Netflix life, and I find myself struggling to get to sleep, worried about the future for Luke and Lorelai. Plus, I relate to Rory on such a high level; girl, I take a book everywhere I go too.
6.  I got a hair cut, which might seem like one of the most mundane and boring things, but I love getting the chop and replacing split ends with thick, healthy hair. There's nothing more refreshing than a new 'do'.
7. Lately, after a huge period of feeling a bit meh about my blog and what I post, I actually feel inspired, and I'm definitely making the most of it. I think sometimes it can feel quite superficial to constantly write about make up, but you know what? I flipping love it so I ain't gonna stop.
8. The 'Anna, Isla, Lola' series by Stephanie Perkins is absolute literature gold, and I re-read the series on holiday only to fall completely in love again. If you haven't picked these up yet, I can't stress enough to you that you need to!
9. We've had a few birthdays in my family recently, so the celebrations have left me in a jazzy mood for weeks (because you know, birthday cake and gift giving.)
10. I've re-found my love for drugstore make up, which is such a relief since it seemed for a while there like I would remain a high end snob for the rest of my days. I've picked up a LOT of make up recently, so watch this space for reviews, and a brand review of a brand that's killing it at the moment.
11. Prague is just the most beautiful city, and just thinking of the main square and the food and the people makes me smile. I actually wrote about it in this post if you want to see all my thoughts on the city.
12. A few weeks ago I finally picked up a pen again and started creative writing, something I haven't done in a long time since blogging came on the scene. I originally began my blog as a way to make progress on my writing style, so to return to it in bits and pieces is a victory.
13. Did you know that you can get cinnamon rolls to bake at home, and they come with squeezy icing? Enough said.
14. I saw Finding Dory, and baby Dory is the cutest thing I think I've ever seen in my whole life. I genuinely thought the second movie was better that the first #unpopularopinion
15. I am loving reading blogs at the moment, particularly beauty and lifestyle. If you have a bloglovin link, leave it below so we can be BL buddies and I can read your posts easily!
What has put a smile on your face recently?



  1. Congratulations on getting into university lovely, that's so awesome. Great post!

    Ella xx

  2. Sounds like you've had quite a good month. Well done on getting into uni! It's great when you get your blog motivation back isn't it?!
    Rebecca | Notes From September

  3. You made to want to try a Nutella milshake! Do you want to be friends with me on bloglovin? If yes, just follow my blog there, I'll follow your blog back!!!


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