Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Current Favourites

Hey babes, hope you all had a fabby bank holiday weekend - there's just something about having an extra day off at the weekend that makes you feel like you're on top of the world, isn't there!? I'm feeling a bit meh now it's back to work and the sun seems to have done a disappearing act but, 'nuff of the doom & gloom, here's some things I've been loving lately...

1) Peaky Blinders
I swear I start a new series every single time I do one of those posts (I obviously don't get out much, lols.) But, yeah, my latest Netflix obsession is Peaky Blinders. There's only 6 eps per season so I'm flying right through it and will be caught up with it pretty soon! I think season 3 is currently on BBC1, at the mo? Anyways, it's set in Birmingham - just after the first world war - and follows a gang called the Peaky Blinders - led by the ACTUAL BABE that is Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) Literally, before I started watching this show I wouldn't even have looked twice at old Cillian (sorry) but now I'm like hey hun. Defo give this a watch if you're into crime dramas with a bit of humour thrown in!

2) Bourjois CC Cream
I've been using the NARS luminous weightless foundation for the past 3/4 months and fancied a change as it's quite a heavy base and I fancied something a bit lighter. I went for Sheer Glow as it's like the most hyped up foundation ever and was a bit like... meh? I don't know - maybe it's a grower? But I'm just not feeling it. So I decided to go back to my Bourjois CC cream which I used loads last Summer and, yep, it's just as good as I remembered it. Ignore the name 'CC Cream' as I would definitely class this as a foundation. It's got a medium coverage so it's not too heavy but still covers up any blemishes, discolouration and what not and has a nice, dewy finish that makes you look all glowy and ting. The shade choice isn't great but I can deal. I always love finding a drugstore base as it means I'm spending a tenner instead of £30+ - win.

3) H&M
I'm going on holiday at the end of June so am in full on holiday shopping mode, at the mo. I hadn't bought clothes in ages, to be fair, so this gal was (and still is) in desperate need of a new, summery wardrobe. H&M was the first shop I went in when I went shopping at the weekend and I literally picked up so much stuff and didn't spend anywhere near what I was expecting to! I think I ended up with 2 dresses, a playsuit and about 5 tops for less than £40! They have such a fab selection of lightweight tops, shorts, dresses etc that are perfect for wearing in hot, humid temperatures. I'll definitely be making a few more trips there as I was overwhelmed by the amount of clothes they had that I actually really liked - it's rare that happens, for me anyway.

4) Walking
Now that the days are staying lighter for much longer, I've been really enjoying going for either an early morning or late evening walk with Josh. We live in a flat which can get seriously stuffy over the Spring/Summer months so I really appreciate getting out and about, at the mo - even if it's just for a walk around where I live. The photo above was taken at one our our favourite spots - it's only about a ten minute drive from our flat and it's gorgeous - just look at the viewp! It's so nice to get a bit of fresh air and clear your head and I love the fact that you're burning cals, too, without even really feeling like you are!

5) The Girl on the Train
I think this book has probably been one of the most hyped up since Gone Girl, maybe? I know I've been wanting to read it for ages so I was well happy when my Mum bought it and passed it onto me after reading it in less than 24 hrs! I knew it must have been good if she'd spent her time reading that instead of playing Candy Crush, haha. I ended up reading the whole thing in 2 evenings as I was absolutely hooked. It's one of those books that you just can't really put down - you need to know what's going to happen next. In all honestly, it's not the best book I've ever read and I wasn't as shocked by the ending as some other people I've spoke to were, but it was still a really good storyline and well worth a read! It's a while since I've read a book that gripped me from the beginning right through to the end so I'd defo recommend it if you're into psychological thrillers!

What have you been loving lately?

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