Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Instagram Roundup #2 - March

I loved putting together my first Instagram roundup last month. I just found it was a good way to keep people up to date on what's been posted recently as with the algorithm as it is, sometimes you miss things and it's impossible to keep up! I always love reading these sorts of posts so I thought I would carry on with mine.
Instagram Roundup #2 - March
Instagram Roundup #2 - March
The Yorkshire Soap Company - One of the best places to visit for me in Leeds, if not my favourite, is the Yorkshire Soap Company. They stock lots of Bomb Cosmetics goodies which I always end up splashing out on but the whole shop is just stunning. They have the prettiest slices of soap which look just like cake and they all smell incredible! Next time I go I'm going to have to pick some more bits up I think, they have so much choice.

Leeds Haul - We picked quite a few bits up when were in Leeds, mostly food. I wanted to share some of the bits I got as they have some of the best shops there. We bought cookies, american goodies, face masks, bath bombs, candles and a few other bits. It was so nice to have a little shopping spree.

Perfect Hot Chocolates - Hot chocolate is just the best. As it was snowing when we went to Leeds we stopped off for a drink in Costa, something we rarely do and I had the nicest hot chocolate. I love little coffee dates like that so I can't wait for more of those in future.

Photo Taking Session - I have to be really in the mood to take blog photos so when I actually felt up for it at the start of the month, I pretty much locked myself in the spare room and had a mammoth photo taking session. I was incredibly happy with how the photos turned out. I experimented with different props, backgrounds and just got a bit more creative. I love having a stock of photos ready to post!

Birchbox Discoveries - After having a bit of a sort out of a load of beauty products in the spare room I found a few from my Birchbox subscription that I had been so excited about but basically just set aside when I got them. I'm testing them all out now and I'll have a little roundup post soon with some of my thoughts on each of them.

L'oreal Paris Beauty Egg - I love treating myself to new beauty products every so often and I couldn't resist getting one of the new beauty eggs from Superdrug. I went for the L'oreal one as I'm loving their skincare at the moment and I've been so impressed with everything inside. I actually have a full post up about this now if anyone wants to know more.

Internation Women's Day - I'm all for girls supporting other girls so I loved how everyone came together on International Women's Day. I loved the quote I shared and I also posted one on my Insta stories which is one of my favourite ever - Here's to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

Homemade Blondies - Blondies are one of my absolute favourites to bake. They're so simple and quick but taste so delicious. I had the urge to bake one night recently so I whipped up a quick batch of these and it's safe to say we got through them pretty quickly. Full recipe post here if you want to try them!

Foundation Recommendations - After running low of my favourite foundation, the Rimmel Lasting Finish one, I was after some recommendations. I'm always torn between sticking with what I love and what works for me, or branching out and trying out some others.

Lazy Sundays - Aren't they just the best? We had such a chilled day that consisted of naps, rubbish TV and bacon sandwiches, and then I had the most relaxing bath with a glass of wine and a good book. The white wine from SlimLine Wine was genuinely one of the best I've ever tasted!

Desk Accessories - Paperchase are an absolute favourite of mine for little blog props and office accessories. I picked up a few bits recently including this postcard and I just love the quote on it. I want to get it framed for the office to motivate me whenever I need it.

Bomb Cosmetics Polar Express - I can't get over how cute this bath bomb is! I picked it up when we went to Leeds and used it pretty much as soon as we got home. It was so inexpensive too so it's definitely one I'll be getting again.

Benefit Roller Lash - After using the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara for a while now, I really need to get a new one. I've loved and hated this mascara from the start, some days it's worked really well and other times it's just not done what I've wanted it to so I'm on the lookout for another at the moment. I think I'm going to pick up one from Maybelline as they're much more affordable and people seem to love them.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - This book! I couldn't stop reading. I started it late one afternoon and by 3pm the next day I'd finished it. I can't even remember the last time that happened, it's such a brilliant read.

Snow Days - We ended up with yet more snow days so this day was all about cups of tea, pizza and films. We just love a lazy day and the snow gave us the perfect excuse (not that we really needed one) to stay in, all cosy.

The Most Gorgeous Bag - I couldn't not share a photo of a bag I bought recently, I just love everything about it! It's the prettiest peach colour and I love the style of it. It's been so long since I treated myself to a new bag and I'm very glad I spotted this one!

Essie Faves - Essie are definitely one of my go to nail brands, I just love the range of colours they stock. Some of my favourites of theirs are the darker shades but I do love the lighter colours too and all of the pinks. They're perfect for spring, despite the weather being a bit all over the place at the moment!

100 Blog Post Ideas - I was so happy with this blog post! I don't often share my posts on my actual instagram photos, usually just insta stories if I'm going to but I felt like this was one that might help fellow bloggers so it was definitely worth sharing!

Garnier Moisture Bomb - Finally I managed to get my hands on one of these! I'd heard such good things about them but had just got never ended up buying any from the range.

Easter Chocolate Cake - Throwback to this delicious chocolate cake I made a few years ago. I've made it a few times now but not recently so I definitely think it's one I have to bake again soon.

Body Shop Goodies - Like I could resist the latest Body Shop sale. To be fair it had been quite a while since I last shopped there. I picked up a few bits including minis for travelling, shower gel and bath bombs, and I'm so happy with each thing I got. It was all so cheap too with the discount code!

Lush April Showers Bath Bomb - How cute is this?! I'd not had a bath bomb from Lush in ages so when I saw this online, I so wanted to try it. I'm pretty sure it was the cheapest of the Easter range too!

A New Foundation - I finally decided to brave it and try out a new foundation. That sounds dramatic but when I find something that works for me, it's difficult to know whether to stick with it or give something else a try every so often. After hearing so many rave reviews, I bought the L'oreal Paris True Match and so far I'm loving it!

Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig - This book has been a favourite of mine for a long time now, and after the author himself sharing this picture on Twitter and Instagram, I felt like I had to share it again. As I said on Twitter that day, some people get reposted by big beauty brands, but I got it from my favourite author and that makes me incredibly happy. The book is brilliant so if you haven't read it yet, you really should!

Paris! - We finally booked our honeymoon! We were so torn between Amsterdam and Paris, in fact we were pretty much set on Amsterdam and then last minute I kind of changed my mind. We're going on the Eurostar in May for 3 nights and I just can't wait. It will be our first time abroad together and obviously as it's our honeymoon, Paris just seemed like the perfect place.

The Body Shop Honeymania - Why I have only just got round to trying this?! I definitely have my favourite ranges, those being the Peach and the Grapefruit but this is definitely sneaking up there. It's incredibly sweet so I can't wait to try more from the range.

L'oreal Paris Easter Egg - Another photo of the L'oreal Paris Egg because it's just so exciting! I loved the sample of the Hydra Genius Moisturiser that was included so I really wanted to see if anyone else has tried it, before purchasing the full thing.

Lemon Drizzle Cake - Throwback to another one of my favourite bakes. I really don't know why I don't make this more because it's so incredibly easy. I'll leave the recipe here if you want to give it a go. It's definitely something I need to make in the next few weeks!

A Serious Sort Out - This flatlay had pretty much no relevance but I thought it was pretty. It took ages for it to look how I imagined but I'm happy with how it turned out. The day I posted this ended up being a real sort out day which was so needed. Things seem to just build up in this flat and it was driving me mental!

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