March Favourites 2016!

March Favourites

March has been a pretty good month for me. I got to see my boyfriend again for the first time in a couple months, and we got to celebrate our 2 year anniversary together. It was my birthday too, which was also pretty good.

Anywho here’s some of the other stuff I loved in March…

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Scorpion – I found this on Netflix and I got addicted fairly quickly. It’s about a group of geniuses that are consultants for Homeland Security. It sort of reminds me of a cross between The Big Bang Theory and White Collar, both of which are also great shows.

Family Guy – I had never seen Family Guy before March. I know, I know, I’m weird. It’s just something I hadn’t watched before. But now I have and I constantly have it playing in the background when I do anything.

From Eden by Hozier – This song is also something I love having in the background while I do stuff. It’s just so clever and Hozier’s voice is one of my favourite sounds.

 

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19th Birthday! – It was my birthday on March 28th which was scary. Being 19 is weird! It’s my last year of being a teenager! Anywho most of the next things I got for my birthday.

Sensuality by Liiv Botanicals – My boyfriend, Joey, got me this perfume for my birthday. It’s quite light and floral, which I’m usually not a big fan of, but it has a hint of musk which makes me love it.

Canon EOS 1200D – My parents got me this wonderful camera for this birthday and I adore it! Before I was taking photos with my iPhone 6, which was OK, but this camera is amazing! The quality is so much better and it’s making me want to take photos everywhere I go.

Turquoise and silver feather bracelet – This, again, was also a birthday present. It’s just beautiful!

 

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Mint Julips lip scrub – I also got a LUSH gift card for my birthday so I decided to try some new products. This is great for dry lips and it’s minty too!

Honey Trap lip balm – This lip balm is the most moisturising lip balm I have ever tried! Seriously, it’s the best.

Handy Gurugu hand cream – My hands have been so dry recently that they started bleeding. Yeah, it was that bad. But this hand cream has saved my hands! They’re only normally dry now and not so dry that they give the Sahara Desert a run for it’s money.

 

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The Complete Alice by Lewis Carroll – This is the last birthday related present on my list, and it’s probably the prettiest out of the lot! Not only does it have all of the Alice stories in it, it has beautiful illustrations and the edges of the pages are all shiny and red! It’s perfect!

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard – This is my book of the month and it was a great read! I definitely recommend you read the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard if you like similar YA dystopian novels such as The Hunger Games and Divergent.

I’m going to be talking about the books I read in March on my other blog, Caffeine and Books, so click here if you want to check that out.

Anywho I hope you had a great March and that April is even better!

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January Favourites 2016!

JANUARY FAVOURITES 2016

This is my first monthly favourites post this year, and on this blog. I used to put this post on my book blog, so if you want to check that out just click here.

This one is going to be a long one because I happen to have a lot of favourites this month, so bare with me!

 

BEAUTY

Catrice Ultimate Stay Lipstick in shade 140 ‘Behind The Red Curtain’ – I am loving lipsticks right now and this one is my current favourite. This is cruelty free, a good price, creamy, bright, a wonderful red, and stays quite well too. Basically it’s pretty much perfect for me.

Doll 10 Precision Foundation Brush No. 4 – This was a Christmas present from my mum and is made from many incredibly soft synthetic fibres, and it has made my foundation look a lot better.

Coconut Oil – I have been using this as makeup remover, general facial cleanser, sometimes moisturisers, and a hair treatment for my thoroughly damaged hair, so I had to add this is!

 

LIFESTYLE

MacBook Air 13″ – I got this baby for Christmas from my parents and I absolutely adore it! It doesn’t require updating everyday like my old laptop, and it’s just so lovely! My parents actually filmed me opening it and apparently my reaction was hilarious. And no, I am absolutely not posting that video!

Pirongs 2016 Wire-Boung Week-to-view Diary in ‘Daisy’ – I’ve been trying to be more organised and this pretty diary has helped so much! I write everything down in here from blog posts to to-do lists, and it’s all colour coded.

‘Oh for FOX sake’ Mug – My boyfriend got me this for Christmas and I absolutely adore it! It’s the perfect morning mug for me because that’s generally how I feel in the morning – and there’s a cute fox on it!

 

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Mythbusters – I found this on Netflix and this is the perfect TV show to play in the background when I’m doing other things.

Lose It by Oh Wonder – This is one of those songs that is so upbeat, well put together, but completely unique. I also love the music video.

 

JANUARY FAVOURITES

Graphic novels – I had only read a few graphic novels before last month, and I completely fell in love with the two I read in January: Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist) and Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. I now really want to read more!

Greatest Inspirational Quotes 365 Days to More Happiness, Success and Motivation by Dr. Joe Tichio – This has a quote for each day of the year, so I have been reading a new quote each day and it’s given me something to think about each day. Here is today’s quote:

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” – Seneca

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – This book is unbelievably beautiful and is now an all time favourite of mine. I wrote a review for it on my book blog, so if you want to check that out click here.

I hope you enjoyed my first monthly favourites post of the year, and on this blog!

6 YouTubers for Down Days

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I spend a lot of time when I’m down watching YouTubers and I realised recently that there are some in particular that I go to when I just feel utterly crap. Some of these aren’t my favourites YouTubers, but they are still the ones I go to on bad days.

To go to their YouTube channels just click their names in bold and it’ll take you straight to their channels.

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Carrie Hope Fletcher
Carrie Hope Fletcher is a fellow bookworm who is not only an unbelievably talented musician and actress, she is an author, a Disney lover, and is one of the most positive people I have ever come across, and on a down day positivity is needed.

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Jamie Jo

If you like art you should check Jamie Jo out. She is one of those people who has an absolutely adorable personality meaning you want to hug her the entire time, plus she is also incredibly talented. There’s something really therapeutic about watching her paint and make things, and it really does help calm my mind.

Alex Denmon

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Alex has two channels, but I only follow his vlogging one. This is where he films random clips throughout his day everyday. They are quite repetitive, but there’s something about being a part of someone else’s day that reminds me that there’s more out there than just me.

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Beauty Break

If you want beauty tips from a YouTube show, I would suggest that you don’t watch this. This is basically a show where a couple of hilarious women try out weird beauty and lifestyle products, and quite often they fail miserably. This is a light-hearted show that’s great for when you just wanted something light and fun to watch.

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Dodie

Doddleoddle, or Dodie, is an amazing musician with an angelic voice and a talent for writing songs that are incredibly easy to connect to. Some of her songs are tear worthy, so if you just want sad music in the background while you feel crap I highly suggest her songs. There’s one in particular called Down which makes me cry every time.

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Superwoman

Lilly Singh, or Superwoman, is downright hilarious. Her videos about different types of people and her “parents” reacting to stuff are so funny they are bound to lighten the mood, even if it’s just a little.

I hope these help in someway, and, if they don’t, at least you know of some new YouTubers!