13.7.16

Top 5 Holiday Reads

Reading is my number one favourite thing to do on a beach holiday, I rarely find the time to read in my everyday life and so when summer comes, I jump at the chance. I was gifted a kindle by my mum and step-dad two years ago and I'm so glad I have one of these now because it is so handy! I used to be one of those people who would take 9 books in my suitcase for a week away and it took up half of my luggage allowance (Then there was less room for makeup and that is not okay..) so having a Kindle makes reading abroad so much easier for me!

I've found some amazing books over the past few weeks and so I thought I'd share them with you in case you wanted some new summer rom-com books to read! 

 THE BIRTHDAY THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING - Debbie Johnson

I have recently discovered that Debbie Johnson is one of my favourite authors when it comes to a good romantic comedy and this one did not disappoint, it is probably my favourite of the five! The story is set around a family where the husband leaves (Don't worry, you find this out within the first few paragraphs!) and the family retreat to a holiday in Turkey. It is such a heart warming story with so much love, reality and laughs within it! It is one that I would very much recommend to all you ladies.

 PIPPA'S CORNISH DREAM - Debbie Johnson 
Another one by Debbie Johnson is Pippa's Cornish Dream, this book is great too however it is a shorter story than the first one mentioned! This book is a great story set on a farm in the countryside where Pippa meets Ben Retallick. The story has lots of ups and downs to it and a good back story to the characters too. Again, it's a rom-com! 

THE LITTLE WEDDING SHOP BY THE SEA - Jane Linfoot 
I want to gush about all of these books because they are just so bloody brilliant but this one had me teary by the end as it is such a feel good novel! Weddings are a huge theme in this book and as weddings are something that I adore reading about, this only made me love it even more! The characters are people that I could really connect with and again it has a countryside theme to it. 

 SUMMER AT THE COMFORT FOOD CAFE - Debbie Johnson
Here she is again, good ol' Johnson! I loved this book SO much! The story was different to anything that I'd read before and not a typical romance novel. Debbie's novels normally have children at the centre of the stories and this one is no different with the story involving Nate and Lizzie, Laura's two children being very involved in the way the novel pans out. Again this is a story set in the countryside (I'm feeling a theme here..), with the family uprooting from Manchester to Dorset for the summer.
YOU AND ME ALWAYS - Jill Mansell 
This book was at the top of the Amazon Kindle charts every time I have looked over the past month and so if that doesn't tell you it's a great book then I'm not sure what will! The story takes lots of different twists and turns with there being a good laugh and a cry in this book (What every good rom-com needs!) and I love it. The main character, Lily is great and is a character that I really felt for. My only slight issue with this novel is that the ending was rushed in my opinion, but I loved the story overall so don't let that put you off! 

Will you be buying or downloading any of these novels for your holidays this year? 

8.7.16

Mykonos Holiday

Myself and my boyfriend Bradley have just returned home from a week of absolute bliss in the greek island of Mykonos! We had the most perfect time, the weather was gorgeous (we saw two clouds all week!), the hotel was beautiful, the company was amazing and the island is breath taking!

The holiday weekly vlog from our week away has just gone up on my channel (Here) but I thought I would also share some of my favourite photos from our week away here. 

The view from our hotel room

Eating our favourite meal of the week, veal with sweet potato mash (It was so dreamy)

Little Venice as the sun was setting 

One of my favourite photos of us with the view from our hotel behind us! 

The beautiful Mykonos streets, every street was like this

Drinking Mojitos on the holiday was a daily occurrence!

I love this photo that Bradley took of me whilst I was taking a selfie!

Our first night on holiday where we ate on the sea front, the waves even splashed our feet!

The sea was so clear which was amazing

Another Mojito... 

Eating the most amazing fresh doughnuts on the beach

And finally, having the most amazing week away with my best friend. 

I hope you guys enjoyed having a little peak into our holiday adventures, if you want to see some more pictures then be sure to check out both mine and Bradley's Instagrams down below! 


Bradley's Instagram: www.instagram.com/BCummings96

6.4.16

Collection Contour Kit | Highlight & Sculpt



I popped into Superdrug recently and browsed the isles for anything new that caught my eye and this Contour Kit from Collection was on sale for £2.99 and so I had to give it a go! In fact a lot of the Collection range was on a promotional sale when I went in so definitely go and take a look at any of the bargains available. 

This contour kit comes in one shade and has a lovely neutral contour shade, not too warm nor too cool and also a very pretty highlight shade, slightly on the more cool side. 

I firstly used this in my Haul/First Impressions video (Here) on my youtube channel and fell in love with it as soon as I used it! The contour shade is unlike any that I own as it is a real neutral shade with it not being too cool as I find that most contour shades, to eliminate being a bronzer, end up really cool and ashy on the skin and it's not a good look! The highlight is also lovely but I find that the contour shade is what sells this to me! 

2.4.16

April Goals



In this post I thought I'd talk about my April goals, I've been reading posts like this over on my friend Paige's blog (Link here) and so I thought that I would do a similar post myself! 

Study hard for my exams
My first goal is to study and revise a lot for my end of year exams that start in May! Last year, by the time exams had come around, I had already decided that I was changing my university degree and so my exams didn't matter to me. I didn't revise for them and didn't study because I didn't have to! Whereas this year, I really want to do well! I have managed to get high firsts in every assignment I have completed so far in my degree and I don't want to let that slip when the exams come around at all! 

Become more innovative with YouTube & Blogging
At the moment I feel as though my videos are the same as everything else on the internet and that I don't know how to differentiate myself! As the summer rolls in, I definitely want to start spending more time on my videos and putting more effort into them. I really want to grow my channel and at the moment, it's not really going anywhere with the content I'm producing. I also feel the same about my blog, however with here, I just want to get into the swing of posting and not just writing reviews! 

Get fit for summer
For months now I've been saying that I'm going to start healthy eating and exercising, I even bought the exercise clothes, but I just haven't done it! Things keep getting in the way and I've been quite ill a few times too. After easter is done, I really want to try to loose a bit of weight and tone up! I'm going on holiday with Bradley on 29th June and I want to be looking good for then. 

Spend more time offline
At the moment I find myself spending every spare moment online, whether that's on my phone or laptop, I'm constantly online. I really want to bring myself back from that and start to appreciate whats in front of me rather than what people are writing on Facebook or Twitter. I want to start reading my Kindle before bed rather than scrolling through social media and by summer I would really like to be in a routine of this. 

Save some money
My last goal is to save some money! At the moment I seem to save a little bit of money and then a huge outcome that I had forgot about just comes out of my bank account and then I'm left with no money again! I just really want to save a bit with summer coming up and going on holiday. With exams coming up this shouldn't be too hard as I won't really be doing too much, well I can hope anyway! 

What are your goals for April?!