Well, 2018 has arrived and it’s officially the 1st January. We’re welcoming a new year – some of us may be nursing hangovers, others may already be well into their new year’s resolutions and me? Well I’m off to go shopping and try and shift some of my birthday and Christmas money on a new pair of decent quality jeans. Fun times. Wish me luck.
January can often bring the arrival of mixed emotions – many people feel deflated that Christmas is over for another year or that they haven’t achieved the dreams they wanted to in 2017. But there’s a lot of things to look forward to this month, too.
If facing the gym five times a week or giving up caffeine is too much pressure, here’s five reasons why January is still going to rock.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure will be released on the 26th.
Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet will be released on the 2nd.
M A N I A will be released on the 19th.
Veganuary starts now and runs until the end of the month!
Two years ago today, I started looking at my blog in a different way and re-launched the entire thing with a new name, layout and own domain. Now, it’s time for another change. I’m currently in the process of migrating my blog over to WordPress (god it’s scary!), trying to mix up my content and taking on a few other smaller changes (like more specific and catchy blog titles). It doesn’t look like much right now, but over the next week or so, hopefully it’ll all be up and running, complete with a shiny new sophisticated layout. Here’s hoping it all goes smoothly, anyway..!
2017 has been a simple year – no ‘major’ changes have occurred, but it’s been a good one! It’s been a mix of little (and big, I guess!) adventures here and there, as well as lots of chilled nights too. I’ve grown up a lot this year and have become more independent, deciding to start looking towards my future more.
My bestie Amy!
So many memories from travelling, like getting on the plane at the airport and when I woke up the next morning in Mexico and opened the curtains to see the sights of Cancun. It was such a unique feeling that I’ll never forget. Meeting my boyfriend too. It was a very laid back simple date which turned into something amazing. Oh and meeting his family and seeing his hometown in Romania. It’s funny how a family who don’t even speak the same language as you can make you feel so welcome.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Ah it’s got to be my boyfriend. If I’m upset, he’ll do the sweetest things to cheer me up, like go out in the cold to get my favourite food and sit down and watch corny movies with me. I also know I annoy the sh*t out of him a lot of the time and he still puts up with me. My sister, too. My niece is growing fast and my sister has been an absolute amazing mum.
13. Who’s behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Apart from a lot of harassment and drama from my boyfriend’s ex (I was certainly appalled at how long it went on for, even well into our relationship), no one has irked me this year really.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Travelling. My car. Food. Haha.
15. What did you get really excited about?
Mexico. Romania. Blackpool. Christmas.
16. What song will always remind you of 2017?
Ride by twenty one pilots because it’s the song that help me turn my boyfriend into a fan and we listened and sung along to it constantly. I especially remember driving down country lanes in the summer with the windows down and this blaring loud out of the speakers, singing at the top of our voices.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you :
b. thinner or fatter? Thinner. Going vegan does wonders for your weight 😉
c. richer or poorer? Richer. I’ve finally began to save more this year.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
20. How did you spend Christmas?
At my sisters house. It was the first time in a good few years that I really felt the Christmas spirit.
21. Did you fall in love in 2017?
I did indeed.
22. What was your favourite TV program?
Stranger Things, obvs.
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate at this time last year?
Nah. I’m over hate.
24. What was the best book you read?
Well when my sister and I went out for my birthday, there was a secret set by this amazing band called Dat Brass. They were so energetic and charismatic, we were moshing right down the front! I had a listen on their Spotify and it doesn’t do them any justice to how amazing they are live, but they were one of those bands that grabbed my attention instantly. I’ll definitely be checking them out live again.
Stylish. Slowly getting there since starting at H&M again, buying staple pieces etc. I still have lazy days though.
My mum and Jasper. There’s still points now where I catch myself and forget they’re not around anymore.
Well everyone loves unicorns and everyone loves facemasks, am I right? To be honest, I couldn’t give a crap at how well a facemask makes my skin look – as long as it’s a relaxing process to wear it and it’s super cute and funky like this one.
I love this iPhone projector – and how cheap it is. It’s a really quirky but sweet stocking filler, perfect for watching videos on your phone. To be honest, I don’t know anyone who has enough space on their phone for a full movie, but I think it’ll be great to use to watch things on Youtube or scroll through holiday photos.
You can never go wrong with a pair of soft, fluffy socks, let’s face it. Perfect for lounging around the house in and also venturing outside and wearing with a pair of winter boots. Being an adult is all about losing matching socks and never getting around to buying any new ones, so why not treat yourself to a cute pair now?!
Candles for everyone! This is a little generic as you can buy candles pretty much anywhere but I love this particular brand from TK Maxx. They always smell lush and they look super cute and stylish in a home too. Perfect for warm cosy nights spent inside this winter!
I actually picked up one of these sweet four piece lip kits recently and can’t believe that they’ve got TopShop stuff for sale in TK Maxx. This set is so cute; it includes lip liner, lip paint, lip mattifier and lip glitter. It all matches too which is great as I find it super hard to find a lip liner that matches my lipstick. It’s available in a few different shades also.
So there we have it. Five cheap as chips ideas for little stocking fillers for you and only you this Christmas – enjoy! 😉
Inside the house was even more festive. Even though we only saw a handful of rooms, each had a different theme and the trees were out of this world. I got so many ideas for our tree (when we eventually get one!) and loved walking through the old walls and delving into the houses past.