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Friday, 16 January 2015



1. Blogs: Recently on these cold, blustery winter evenings I've been enjoying catching up on my favourite blogs with a hot cinnamon tea. There are so many wonderful blog posts around at the moment, three I've loved this week are: Rosie's inspiring post about resolutions (#IAmEnough), Rebecca's An honest post about friendships and Cat's beautiful and inspirational Flat tour part 1.

2. Books: As part of my 2015 goals, I've been trying to take time to read a lot more this year. Along with re-reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, I'm also currently reading Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch which has been described as a Harry Potter meets Sherlock style book. It tells the story of a detective constable/trainee wizard, I'm only a couple of chapters in but I'm enjoying it so far.

3. Smoothie Recipes: In keeping with my new years resolutions and in trying to adopt a more healthy lifestyle I've been reading some new smoothie recipes to use in my Nutribullet. I found this healthy salted caramel cookie dough smoothie (with dates, vanilla and frozen bananas) on pinterest and Megan from briarroseblog has been posting some amazing recipes on instagram including a 'cheeky carrot cake smoothie' and a 'laudree inspired raspberry and rose smoothie'.

4. Pottermore: During the festivities over christmas I didn't get any time to stop and read J.K Rowlings 12 days of Christmas on Pottermore. I've been catching up on the 12 new writing pieces that she's uploaded and I'm absolutely loving them.

5. Beauty Websites: As mentioned in my previous five things I've been reading this week post, I love reading Vogue beauty to keep up to date with the latest beauty trends. I've also recently discovered Into the Gloss which is another great website for beauty inspiration.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Rivers of London sounds awesome! xx

  2. Have you read Sali Hughes Pretty Honest? I highly recommend you give it a read, if you haven’t already! :)

    1. I haven't read it yet but I've heard such amazing reviews on it! I'll have to have a look for it next time I go shopping! x

  3. Great post, think I need to take at look at Rivers Of London sounds fab!

  4. Great post!!! I wish I had more time to read

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  5. I read Rivers of London last year and loved it - definitely want to read the next one as part of my reading challenge this year!

  6. I'm also reading Harry Potter but I'd like to read Rivers of London. Many people says it's so good! :)

    Chels x

  7. Smoothies are my next best thing after my boyfriend ^_^
    You have a breeze of positivity in what you write.
    If you could take a look at mine too, would be lovely. xoxo.

  8. Great post. xox

  9. such a cute post :)

  10. Lovely post. And I just adore Rebecca's blog. One of my all time favourites!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  11. Love this post!

  12. Ive also been loving Into The Gloss recently, but I wish there was more UK products featured!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  13. I am definitely going to have to look up some smoothie recipes, the ones that you mentioned sound amazing!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  14. I'm potter fans too! I wish I have more time to complete the series, but now I'm reading THE POWER by Rhonda Byrne. It's not too bad, at least I'm more positive person compare to last time!

  15. You have such a nice blog! Keep up a good work! <3

    Maybe you want to follow each other?
    Let me know on my blog & I'll follow back right away.

  16. I just came across your blog and I just love the way you write :)
    Also definitely catch up on your pottermore reading! there is nothing better than going back into the world of Harry Potter!
    Danni Xx

  17. Lovely post!!!! Great photos. Would you like to follow each other on GFC?! Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!
    What makes you beautiful & bloglovin

  18. I just finished re-reading the first Harry Potter book! I've decided to re-read them all this year again too, they just never get old. I definitely need to pick up a new book as well, but I have no idea what I want to read. And Pottermore just adds that little extra to the magical world of HP. xx

  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE Harry Potter - we must be friends xx :)

  20. I love browsing beauty magazines like vogue beauty too. Do you read Allure? Everytime I go to find it I never can so annoying!

    Holly xx

    1. I had a subscription to allure a while ago and loved reading it! I keep going into whsmiths to try and find it too but never can! x


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