2 Years of Blogging + Some Photos of Food...

Saturday, 20 May 2017

So, my blog is now two years old... Yes, it's been a whole two years since I first plucked up the courage to write up a blog post, and in all honesty I can't really believe how far I have come since then! 

I don't really like being soppy and sentimental though, so all I really want to say is a big THANK YOU to all of you out there who have read and supported my blog over the past 24 months, I'm so grateful that you take the time to read my work, follow me on social media, and leave me such kind comments...

Anyway, now onto today's post - which just so happens to be about one of my favourite things, food!

I love food. Whenever I go out, I am that annoying person who has to take a photo of their plate before they start eating, and sometimes I'm even that person who stops another person from starting to eat, just to take a photo of their plate of food too - therefore, I thought it necessary to compile some of the nicest dishes that I have ate whilst out and about in restaurants etc recently, in a little post today!

Breakfast at Bill's - it seems only right to talk about the first meal of the day before all other foods, and what's more I just have to tell you all how gorgeous the scrambled egg on toast is at Bill's! Me and my Mom have visited Bill's in Birmingham a couple of times at breakfast time now, and on both occasions have both had the scrambled egg on toast - it really is rather lovely, and considering I'm awful at making scrambled egg myself (I burnt it last time I tried), it's really nice to go out and eat a nice plate of it elsewhere.

The Cutest Essie Nail Polish...

Sunday, 14 May 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that it was finally time to have a clear out of some of my old makeup, and an area that definitely required particular attention had to be my vast collection of nail polishes! In all honesty, I can't remember for the life of me the last time that I properly went through my box of nail polishes and had a clear out - therefore, I was pretty disgusted by the state of some of the bottles and the liquid inside of them, by the time I finally got round to having a clear out.

With the collection reduced considerably, I then thought it only right to go out and buy myself a new nail polish, and upon entering Boots, I of course found myself immediately gravitating towards the Essie stand. Most of my remaining collection is probably made up of Essie polishes - after trying out a number of different brands over the years, I have to say that Essie has slowly crept it's way up to the top of the rankings for me (don't get me wrong, I do also love OPI), and if it was up to me, I would probably just own the whole shade range that they offer!

Vinyl Shopping

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Music is clearly a big passion of mine, and collecting vinyl has literally developed into a hobby for me over the past few months - therefore, I am always buying new albums and finding new vinyl purchases, and as I have been doing every so often, I thought I would again compile a little post about some of my recently bought records today...

New Order - Power, Corruption and Lies

Not only does this album have the coolest cover ever ( I really do love it), but the music featured is also pretty fantastic. My love of New Order pretty much started with an adoration of their famous song 'Blue Monday', and it was when I delved deeper into their musical catalogue that I discovered that I liked a lot of their other songs too.

'Power, Corruption and Lies' stood out particularly to me as an album that I really wanted to get on vinyl due to the fact that it features so many great songs - particular favourites include 'Age of Consent', 'The Village', and also '5-8-6', and it must be said that since I got this album around a month or so ago, I have really been loving listening to it, as it serves as great music whilst revising or getting ready.

The Stones Roses - The Stones Roses

I honestly think that this album by The Stone Roses is probably something that everyone with a record player should probably try and buy, as it is quite simply a classic album by a really great band! All too many times I simply passed this album in HMV and didn't think to buy it, but after numerous listens to all of the songs on Spotify, I finally got round to making the purchase a few weeks ago - since then, I have been pretty obsessed with this album and all that it has to offer, as with classic songs such as 'I Wanna Be Adored' and 'She Bangs the Drums' featured, I do find that listening to this album can pretty much always put me in a good mood.

A Visit To Edinburgh

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Quite some time ago, on one of my many previous 'Travel Bucket Lists', I mentioned that I would really like to visit Edinburgh - for some reason, I had never been to Scotland before, despite the fact that it isn't really very far from where I live in comparison to the 11 hour flight I took to get to Los Angeles last year... however, a couple of weeks ago, I finally made the visit to Edinburgh and after really enjoying my time there, thought it only fair to share some photos from my trip!

But... before we got to Edinburgh, we did make a stop off in Newcastle for a couple of days. The drive to Edinburgh would have been something like 5 and a half hours if we had driven directly there, so it definitely made sense to visit another city (another city that I had never visited before actually) en route. 

Review - Smashbox Mascara

Sunday, 23 April 2017

I must admit that it was a good couple of years ago that I first tried any makeup by Smashbox, and it was on that occasion that I first got my hands on the Smashbox Full Exposure mascara. It was only a miniature, travel-sized mascara that I tried back then, as a part of a box set of bestsellers by the brand, but from my first use of the product I just knew that I loved it, and was ultimately quite sad when it dried out and became unusable some months later...

Despite my love of the Smashbox mascara, I didn't exactly make an effort to go out and repurchase it afterwards, and instead just slipped back in with my usual pattern of merely buying my mascaras from Benefit. It wasn't until my Mom bought me one of the Smashbox mascaras for my Birthday, that my love of this product was rediscovered, and I therefore thought it would be nice to tell you all today, a little about why I love this particular mascara so much!
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