Sunday, 8 February 2015

InstaLIFE // Sunday 8th February 2015

Hellooo! Hope you're having a lovely weekend? It's InstaLIFE Sunday so here's a little look at what I've been up to these last couple of weeks. I've had a pretty exciting time with wedding chat, wizarding adventures, Watson walks and a wicked amount of new lipgloss!

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Monday 26th January was Australia Day which always makes me think of fond memories from when I spent 6 months travelling and working in Oz after uni. I worked in a bar and Australia Day was probably our biggest day ever but it was so much fun watching everyone celebrate. One of my favourite memories from Australia was our trip to Ramsay Street when in Melbourne, everybody loves Neighbours, right?!

ramsay-street

My oldest friend Tasha is getting married next year and I am so so honoured to have been asked to be her bridesmaid! *squeeee!* We've known each other since we were 3 and I always have a such a giggle when I'm with this girlie so I can't wait to help her prepare for her Big Day! Nawww!

best-friends

One of my favourite things EVER is spotting mice on the underground! Did anyone else used to watch that cartoon Tube Mice?! I spotted this little guy just chilling out on the platform at Charing Cross. He just stood there for ages as if waiting for the train haha! I was a bit disappointed when he didn't get on with me! 

mice-on-the-tube

I write a LOT on here about what a big Harry Potter fan I am (did you see Wednesday's Harry Potter themed Midweek Manicure?!) Last weekend my cousin and I got the train up to Watford and visited the Making of Harry Potter WB Studios which was incredible! I've been before but could quite happily go every week - there's just so much to see! This time we managed to catch the Hogwarts in the Snow exhibit where many of the sets are dressed up for Christmas and it was just beautiful! I might write a full post about it so if that's something you'd be interested in reading let me know in the comments below. 

the-making-of-harry-potter

Oh sales shopping. You can't beat it really can you?! One sale that I kept going back to this month was the Illamasqua sale. Bargain central!!! I bought three of their amazing lipglosses and a nail varnish (I told you here I couldn't resist for long!) and I've loved getting little packages of joy delivered throughout the month! Full reviews of these lipglosses will be up soon but the important things to note right now are that they were each 60% off and that there is no filter here sista! Check out how beautiful and bright those colours are!

illamasqua-lipgloss

I love a good baking challenge as it pushes me to create something new or try something I've not made before. The lovelies at Banana Moon Clothing are putting together a recipe book of bloggers' baking using bananas (my favourite fruit, yum!) and I can't wait to show you what I come up with.They sent me this cute little baking set to get me started too, thanks guys!

baking-challenge

I reached 1000 followers on Bloglovin woooo!! I'm so excited and so amazed - it's crazy to me that anyone other than my mum wants to follow my adventures on here (but I am so grateful that they do!) Thank you so much everyone **squeee excited "Ross Geller gets the apartment" jump**

bloglovin

On Wednesday evening I went on a Sherlock Holmes walking tour with Best LDN Walks. I've been on one of their walks before (the amazing Instagram Tour of London) and once again Charlotte was so much fun and fed us all sorts of interesting knowledge of London as well as fabulous facts about the one and only Sherlock Holmes. It's only recently I've been getting into Sherlock. I've obviously always known the premise but have never read one of the books and whilst I love the Robert Downey Jr. films, Cumberbatch really doesn't do it for me (SorryNotSorry) so I've been apprehensive about watching the BBC show. However I was interested to learn more, particularly as I went to the Sherlock exhibit at the Museum of London the other week, and 
Charlotte took us to see some of the locations where the show is filmed, gave lots of insightful snippets about Victorian life in London and the people who inspired the famous characters. I really enjoyed it and since going on the tour,  I've started watching the Posh Sausage show and downloaded the first Sherlock story onto my Kindle. And I am loving them! I highly recommend checking out Best LDN Walks they are great fun and such a good way to get to know London better. Charlotte will be running the Sherlock Holmes Tour daily (and you end up at a pub filled with Sherlock memorabilia and even a mock up of his study! Brilliant!)

sherlock-holmes-tour

Next Saturday is Valentine's Day so it seemed only right that this Thursday's #tbt Instagram picture be one of my heart themed nail art looks from last year. I really loved this look and it was so easy to create. I used my favourite Models Own Hyper Gel White Light and the One Direction Nail Crush love heart set. Dreamy!

valentines-day-nail-art

So that's what I've been up to so far in February! I'm really looking forward to the next few weeks as I have my birthday, a friend's hen do and a trip to Paris! Action packed! What have you got planned?


Leave me your Instagram links below as I'd love to see your month in pictures and don't forget to enter my Valentine's Day competition to win a £50 Hotels4U Voucher :D

5 comments:

  1. Yayy congrats on 1000 followers!! Well deserved :D I went to Harry Potter world the other day too and really liked it, I agree I can go a million times and still love it! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  2. OOOh congratulations on the 1000 followers milestone and one being Bridesmaid, what an exciting week!
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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  3. the Harry Potter studio tour looks amazing, I really want to go to it one day! congrats on 1000 followers and on being a bridesmaid! :)

    Hope you have a great week!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  4. Westminster station is my best tip for mouse spotting. Seen soooooooo many there. (Fun fact: autocorrect turned mouse spotting into mouse shooting. Thank god I corrected that!)

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