Superdrug Cooling Cucumber Clay Sachet Face Mask


My skin has been playing up a lot recently, with oiliness and spots galore (there's a nice visual for you) which is SO unlike my usual dry-sensitive type. My cleanser has been working nicely to get rid of the oil and cleanse away the spots, but I was just feeling a bit gross in general because of it, and decided that the perfect pick-me-up would be a face mask. I hopped along to Superdrug and discovered their sachet masks were on 3-for-2, so I spent a little while umming and ahhing until I walked out with three, including the Cooling Cucumber Clay mask.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling

Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Author: Newt Scamander (JK Rowling)
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Length: 88 pages
Published: 2001
 
 Part two of the Harry Potter companion set that JK Rowling wrote for Comic Relief (which I bought and read six months apart, oops) comes in the form of Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them, the ultimate guide to the many magical creatures that live in Harry's world.
 
I liked Quidditch Through The Ages (review here). But I loved Fantastic Beasts. I find it quite difficult to get into books that don't really have a plot, which neither of these books do, yet I was really intrigued by the content of Fantastic Beasts, more-so than that in Quidditch. I think this might purely be because of the fact that in my opinion magical creatures > magical sport, but regardless, I found it so easy to flick through the pages.

2015 Wanderlust

If money was no object, where would you go?
 
2015 - the year my wanderlust finally made an appearance. I've never been interested in travelling before - I was more interested in holidays, the ones where you take a bucket and spade and lounge in the sun for a week. I think a lot of my disinterest in travelling has been to do with my anxiety, but this year is the year I'm trying to kick it's ass and I've been rewarded with emotional exhaustion and love & wonder of the world. So today I thought I'd share the Top 5 travel destinations that I'd love to visit within the next few years. Some of them are very adventurous, others not so much but nevertheless, they're on my list!

February Haul | Primark, Paperchase & Superdug!

 
Can I just say: HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE MY NEW SHOES? Everyone I know bloody hates them haha, but I adore them. I don't even know how to describe what style of shoe they are, but I think they're gorgeous. I have quite a preppy/simplistic/Spencer Hastings kind of style, and my two purchases from Primark fit my look perfectly. The shoes were £12, and I also bought this black bowler-type hat for £7. I don't suit tighter hats (ie beanies) AT ALL and the floppy hats with wide brims terrify me, but this is the perfect size. Also from Primark I nabbed this gorgeous grey long sleeved top, that has a burgundy lace trim in the sale for £3! Total bargain.

Wetherspoons, Bristol | The Veggie's English Breakfast

The Berkley Wetherspoons, 15-19 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1QE | 0117 927 9550 | Sun - Thurs 8am - 12am | Fri - Sat 8am - 1am
 
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, I'm sure you know that it was my birthday last week. I turned 20, and I wanted a kind of no-fuss, no frills day. So I went to the Bristol Museum with my boyfriend and younger sister (she had an in-service day at school), and then hopped across the road to The Berkley to meet my Dad for lunch. To be honest, unless my Dad had mentioned it, I would never have thought to stop into The Berkley to eat, but I was so glad we did.

Guest Post | 7 Things To Know About Travelling In Paris

 
Hello, everyone! My name is Joanne, from the blog called Thoughts in Tiffany Blue. I am very grateful to Lauren for letting me write this guest post for her blog. Lauren is undoubtedly one of the most wonderful bloggers I know and I admire her a lot, so having this opportunity is a great deal for me.

There are so many things I have planned for this year and I’m sure you all have some plans for yourselves too. Travel plans, family plans, graduation plans, et cetera et cetera. And what better way to start than with planning out which places in the world you want to visit this 2015? Cheaper plane tickets, planning in advance, and giving myself something to be excited about in a length of several months always give me a wonderful feeling.

Lush Floating Flower Bath Bomb

I'm very much a sucker for any Lush limited collection, and this year's Valentines Day selection was no disappointment. As I'm sure many of you know, the star of the Valentines collection was definitely the Unicorn Horn, but today's post is all about one of the bath bombs available: the Floating Flower. My boyfriend wonderfully bought this for me for my birthday (you can see what else I got for my birthday here) and on Saturday night (preceded by a huge The Walking Dead marathon) I plonked it in my bath.

What I Got For My Birthday 2015

 
As my 'What I Got For Christmas' post went down so well, I thought I'd do a little 'What I Got For My Birthday' style post. I sometimes treat this blog like a diary, especially when it comes to personal things like this, and I thought it would be nice to look back on.

10 Things I've Learned About Cats (Since Owning One)

{Bailey & Luna}
 
In case you couldn't already tell, I am a huge cat lover. I've had cats since forever, but I've never really had my eyes opened to their behaviour properly before - at least until I got my kitten, Luna. My other cats were always quite mellow and quite un-kitten-like when they were younger, but Luna is completely insane and a lot more like how cats are described in general. So I thought I'd share my experience & thoughts in a cute little list of 10.

The High Street Cruelty-Free Hygiene Kit

Hello! Today I thought I'd share with you my little 'Cruelty Free Hygiene Kit'. In my 'kit', I have all of the products that I've switched over to cruelty free, including deodorant, lip balm, body spray, shampoo and shower gel. The only thing I have missing is my toothpaste/mouthwash, because I haven't bought that yet, and I wanted to get a move on and share this post. I also don't have any other skincare products besides my cleanser, as I'm going to use up all the stuff I have left before replacing it.

Fictional Books About Mental Illness


I've been wanting to write this post for a while, but I was waiting until I'd accumulated a bigger selection of books to feature in it. I actually really like reading books whose characters suffer from mental health issues, although a lot of people think that it's quite morbid.  I also think that people can think it's quite distasteful. Personally, as I myself suffer from some mental illnesses, I like them as I can relate to the character a lot more. And when you have a mental illness, you can sometimes feel really alone and like you can't express how you feel. And for me, there's nothing like reading a book that makes you feel a little less alone. I think that books about mental illness are amazing because those who suffer from them can understand the character better, and feel comforted by them, and those who don't can actually get a little insight into what it's all about.

January Favourites

 
I think I've finally got this 'favourites' thing worked out: the trick is to actually write down the things I've been loving, because I have a memory like a sieve.
 
Aside from the things pictured, I've been really loving Pretty Little Liars (which I'm now all caught up on, boo) and getting this 'cruelty free' lifestyle switch all sussed out. I'm planning on doing a blog post about this change within the next few weeks, so let me know if that's something you'd be interested in. Another thing I've been loving recently is the 'travel' section of Pinterest. I've been feeling so wanderlusty (?) at the moment, like I could honestly just pack up my life and tour Europe for a few months.