Sunday, January 15, 2017

Lifestyle Favourites

I'm constantly writing monthly beauty favourites but I feel like there are always a couple of lifestyle favourites which I miss out on writing. I'm going to be going through a bit of a "spending ban" moment so although there still will be beauty posts on the blog, I will be doing a little bit more on the lifestyle and baking front!

If you haven't started watching The Crown on Netflix you must be hiding underneath a rock. I'm not a big fan of periodic dramas or historical fictional television (Downton Abbey and The Tudors just doesn't fascinate me) but I was really into watching Victoria and when I found out they had released The Crown on Netflix I was seriously excited. It's a biopic drama television series following the story and early reign of Queen Elizabeth II. I found it so interesting and learnt about so many events that occurred during her reigning which I had no idea about - really recommend!  My flatmate and I have literally also been OBSESSED with the series The Killing. My mum recommended it as it's all on Netflix and seriously in one weekend we nearly finished the first season. So immense. 

Another recent favourite is my Ban.do 2017 Organizer. This is actually an organizer that goes from the August 2016 until December 2017 and is literally the post perfect thing ever. Not only does this calendar contain sticks, yup that's right, stickers (can you even tell I'm 22?), it's one that just keeps me organized and I think if you're looking for a perfect diary you have to take a look at their website! 

In 2016 I made it my mission to start reading a lot more and something that really fuelled my love for reading again was reading crime/thriller books. I read Behind Closed Doors by B.A Paris last year and was by far one of my all time favourite books, but since then I've been loving reading books like; The Couple Next Door, My Husband's Wife and Find Her. I've always loved reading romantic/chic-lits etc, but I think I've become a lot more drawn to this new genre!

Let me know what some of your recent Lifestyle favourites are and if you've been watching anything/using anything that you know I'll love!

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  1. I'm obsessed with The Crown! I binge watched it with my mom and we finished in 2 days! Lol

    I've been eyeing those ban.do planners! They're so cute and eye catching. Their other products are so cool as well!

    http://snapsnpixels.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh my god isn't it amazing! I just love it! And totally get one, they are so worth it! xx

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  2. I really need to watch The Crown! Everyone seems to be talking about it :D xx
    Nicole | Nicole Laura

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    1. It's definitely one of my favourite tv shows of 2016 and I can't wait for the next season of it! xx

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  3. The Killing is so so good isn't it!! I never actually finished the whole thing so I never found out what happened, must go back to it!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. It's so so good! I'm only just starting season 3 so you find out who murdered the girl by the second season and then it starts a new story - definitely worth finishing it! xx

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  4. I haven't watched the Crown yet, but I heard it's really good!

    Beauty From Katie

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    1. It's amazing! You have to give it a go, I really enjoyed it! xx

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  5. OOO if you haven't already, check out 'Into The Darkest Corner' by Elizabeth Haynes, you would love it! xx

    meg x meghobson.com

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    1. Oh I've just seen that this is is on my recommended reads on Amazon! I'll purchase it now! Honestly I love these sorts of crime/thriller books! xx

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    1. Yes definitely do! One of my favourite things I started! xx

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  7. I really really want to watch the crown! I'm just about finished reading the Princess Bride which I actually really enjoyed even though I normally stick to the chick-lit genre! X
    misszarabelle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ohhh I don't usually read many fantasy books but I'm making it my mission in 2017 to read a lot more different genres now in books! thank you for the recommendation! xx

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  8. I really want to watch the crown too!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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    1. Definitely give it a go and let me know what you think of it! xx

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  9. This diary is so lovely. Have a nice day!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Aw thank you! hope you have a lovely day too :) xx

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  10. I tried watching The Crown but it didn't click with me for some reason, as I'm usually a sucker for a good period drama. Might try again soon xxx
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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    1. I think it definitely takes a couple of episodes to really get engrossed in the show because it then begins unfolding more secrets etc the further into the show you get xx

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  11. I've just started "Designated Survivor" and so far so good.... who doesn't love a political drama about the Whitehouse! Will put The Crown on my to do list as well x

    Megan
    Denton & Lou 

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  12. I have the large version of that Bando agenda and it's gorgeous isn't it! Plus the layout inside is amazing, so glad I purchased it :-) xo

    Love, Catherine

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    1. It's so stunning and definitely agree the layout is perfect for blogging as well! xx

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  13. My collegue recommended Behind Closed Doors by B.A Paris to me, so will have to download this to my Kindle. I love your Ban.Do organiser, they have so many pretty designs I'm gutted that one is sold out!

    Hanh | hanahbelle

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    1. Oh my god you have to read it!! It's honestly amazing! And yes Ban Do has some seriously gorgeous designs! xx

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  14. I've heard so many good things about the crown - one to add to my watch list!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. It's amazing and definitely a show I think everyone needs to watch! xx

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