Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Monthly Update | June

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Despite having no plans this month, I've had a really lovely and busy month! I spent a bit of time away from my laptop, had lots of dinners out and have been enjoying this amazing weather! A pretty lovely month!

The start of the month was a little slow. I had a room clearout, started sorting through all my wardrobes for unwanted clothes and finally got my room clean and organised. I'm aiming to get a few big bags of clothes ready for mine and my boyfriend's car boot sale that we're planning very soon! I have SO much stuff to shift, and it'll give my wardrobes a little refresh too.
Luckily, we were blessed with some warm weather this month, so me, my family and my boyfriend had our first BBQ of the season  a few Sunday ago. With all the best foods, drinks and it was such a lovely evening spent together in my garden. It's got me so excited for all the BBQ's to come, if this lovely weather keeps up!
Aswell as the BBQ this month has been all about food. Me and my boyfriend have been scoffing our favourite Indian, pigging out in KFC, spending one Sunday at the Portuguese cake shop for brunch aswell as a few trips to Shaketastic too. I also had dinner with my Mum in Frankie & Benny's, and last Sunday I treated my family and boyfriend to Sunday lunch too, which was a lovely evening together.

I enjoyed a rare night out with friends this month and we and such a good night.. the hangover wasn't worth it though... luckily, I was well enough on the Sunday to celebrate Fathers Day with my family. We whisked him off to The Beatles shop in Baker Street as he's a fanatic, and then did a little shopping too. Where I spotted Bioderma in a pharmacy near Baker Street! Is that a thing now? Because I was super excited!

My highlight this month was obviously Fleetwood Mac! Me and my boyfriend saw them at the O2 on Saturday night and it was AMAZING. We spent the day up there, wandering around and tucking into a delicious Byron Burger... oh my, best burgers ever. After food, we relaxed and had drinks in the O2 lounge, before heading to our seats, which were SO close to the stage! It made the night even better, and soon we were dancing and singing along to all our favourites and enjoying the atmosphere. Such a good night!
I know I've rambled on for a while, but me and my boyfriend saw Jurassic World tonight and it was incredible. It's the best film I've seen in a really long time; the effects, the storyline and the Dinosaurs made the film. I even had a little cry half way through.. it was so sad, but there was a happy ending. I think I might have to see it again.. definetely go see it if you haven't already! The Dinosaurs are the cutest. 

I'm really looking forward to July. I have a week off so I can't wait to start making plans, possibly booking a weekend away, aswell as trips to the seaside, picnics in the park and more BBQ's. I love Summer 

A, ♥

Monday, 29 June 2015

June Favourites

It was only a few weeks ago I posted my May Favourites, but alas here are all the things I've been loving in June. I'm on a spending ban at the moment, saving every last penny for mine and my boyfriend's super exciting holiday, so I shopped my stash this month, and rekindled my love for some old favourites... alongside a few naughty purchases of course! Enjoy!

Daily Smooth Body Butter | A few weeks back, I lost my Soap and Glory Righteous Butter, my favourite body moisturiser everrrrr. Instead of looking for it, I started using this body butter instead. I found it in the back of my draw and now I use it everyday. I do prefer the bottle instead of the Righteous Butter tub and it sinks so nicely into my skin, with such a lovely scent too. 
Orangeasm | This is such a perfect summer body wash. The fresh orange-y scent always makes me super refreshed and I just love citrus scents in summer. I might have to purchase another! 
Biore Pore Strips | I bought these as a little joke for my boyfriend. But I'm pleasantly surprised at how well these worked. I'm prone to blackheads on my nose area, so I thought I'd give it a go too. After 15 minutes,  I peeled the strip off and was horrified at the amount of dirt that came off too. It was so satisfying!
Collection Lasting Perfect Concealer | I've had this in my draw for months but hardly ever use it. I don't suffer with under eye circles, and don't get too much redness, so I just rely purely on my foundation. But recently, I've reaching for this more and more. It's amazing at concealing those odd spots.
KIKO Kiss Balm | I think I featured the Blackberry kiss balm last month, this month is all about Tutti Frutti. As soon as Summer comes, I'm all about bright lips and I love the pop of colour this gives while still be super hydrating and soft on the lips. Definetely want a few more shades for Summer!

Fleetwood Mac Tee | I bought this on Saturday night and I love it! Only the best album of course, on a baseball style tee. I love this and am going to wear it loads this summer with denim shorts!
Thomas Sabo Globe Charm | My boyfriend surprised me with the Globe charm as a late anniversary present and it's my new favourite charm. Me and my boyfriend love travelling and this represents half of our best times together. I love everything it represents, and all the stories behind it. He's such a sweetheart. 
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff | My boyfriend bought me this for my birthday last year, and I recently got back into it. It's a book written to improve you life with lots of little ways to change the way you think, handle things and your perspective on life. It's a real eye opener and definetely worth a read. 
Primark Bag | Oh, I love this bag! I needed a new summer bag and I love the white, the gold hardware, and the triangle detailing. I'm going to be wearing this lots this Summer!

Favourites that can't be photographed:
Pretty Little Liars | YES. With a new episode every Wednesday, how can this not be my favourite. Last weeks episode was AMAZING and I cannot believe that Charles is dead?! I might watch the whole 5 seasons again as I watched them the first time in the space of a month! Best TV show everrrr!
Fleetwood Mac | Probably one of the best gigs I've ever been too! They were amazing!
Byron Burger | The best burgers, the best coke floats and the best fries. Ohhh, the food was delicious!

Tell me your June favourites! What have you been loving this month?

A, ♥

Sunday, 28 June 2015

What Amanda Wore | Fleetwood Mac

Top: H&M | Jeans: Miss Selfridge | Boots & Bag: Primark | Floral Crown: New Look

Last night, me and my boyfriend saw Fleetwood Mac at the O2! Oh, they were AMAZING, and we had the best time! They've been one of my favourite bands for years, so last night was a dream come true.
We made a day out of it and arrived at the O2 nice and early, so we could have a wander and get some food too. We ended up in Byron, feasting on the most delicious burgers, coke floats and a naughty dessert before heading to the O2 lounge. We chilled out for a while, having a drink and enjoying the live music they had, before making our way to our seats. I was expecting our seats to be quite far away, considering I only bought them around April time but our seats were so close, I couldn't believe! They soon made a grand entrance and we were having the best time singing along to our favourite songs and enjoying the atmosphere.

I was pretty excited for my outfit, as I had been planning it for weeks! This top is the top of my dreams, I adore the long floaty sleeves, the crochet detail and the shape, perfect for Fleetwood Mac. I styled it with my ripped jeans, a floral crown and my favourite boots for a boho/gypsy vibe. As much as I loved my top, I swapped it for my new Fleetwood Mac shirt as soon as I bought it! I do love my band tees.

A, ♥