Cheers to 5 years!

First of all, my December goal to not feel guilty if I didn't get chance to write as many blog posts as I would like went a little too well. 6/7 weeks later and here we are! I still don't intend to put myself down if I don't get around to writing everything I wanted or intended to. However, I would like to try and be a little more consistent. Anyway, on to the good stuff...

This week Josh and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary! It is crazy to think how much has happened in that space of time and I thought now would be the perfect moment to share some of my favourite photos and memories of our relationship so far (a quick heads up, there's a lot of fancy dress photos). I think you'll all agree, we've blossomed since we first met!

I've scoured through social media and my camera in search of some of our finest moments. It was such a joy to look through old photos and remember just a few of the long list of experiences that we have shared. I hope you enjoy (and laugh at) these images even just a fraction of the amount I did.

December Goals

I can't believe I'm saying this but happy December everyone! Where has this year vanished to? Not that I'm going to complain too much as December is one of my favourite times of the year - comfy jumpers, films days on the sofa and Christmas drinks galore (both the hot and the boozey variety).

My November goals didn't go quite to plan. There wasn't two blog posts a week and I only went to the gym once however, I didn't spend as much as I usually do and I certainly took the time and effort for self-care. I've been asking myself why I succeeded on some accounts and not others and I think I've worked it out. Setting myself goals to do something a specific number of times made it easy for me to feel as though I had failed. As soon as I didn't write that second weekly post or I was too busy to make that gym class I felt defeated. This meant that in the following weeks I didn't have the incentive to stick to these goals as they'd already, in my mind, not worked out. Whereas, my goals to do something more or to take the time to do something seemed easier because there was no set measurements to meet. So whilst my November goals didn't go the way I'd envisioned, I've learnt something from them and that's what's really important. But anyway, let's crack on...

Sleek Cleopatra’s Kiss Highlighting Palette Review & Swatches

Now it's no secret that Sleek makeup produce some pretty kick-ass highlighters, their Solstice palette is still raved about (and rightly so)! So, when their newest highlighting palette hit the shelves I knew I had to have it! Whilst the Solstice palette provides an array of beautiful pastel shades, the Cleopatra's kiss palette instead holds 4 stunning shades of gold.

Wedding Traditions: Handfasting

Photo credit: One Oak Photo

Whilst handfasting is definitely not a new wedding tradition it is one that I was unaware of until recently. More and more in both wedding magazines and wedding blogs I see posts being shared about couples opting for this type of ceremony. As I knew nothing much about the concept (apart from that scene in Braveheart) I thought it would be a great place to start our series of posts about 'Wedding Traditions: Old and New'!

Vegan / Cruelty-free beauty Christmas wishlist

Christmas is just around the corner and at this time if year I can't help but lust after beauty products more than usual (if that's possible). Ever since I can remember I have always asked for make-up products as Christmas gifts or used any Christmas pennies I've receive to treat my self to whatever has been catching my eye recently. All of the products listed below are both vegan and cruelty-free, if you find out otherwise please let me know as I myself am vegan and don't want to be use products on my face that aren't!

Postcards from Reykjavik, Iceland

Recently me and some of the gal pals went gallivanting around Reykjavik, Iceland and it was beautiful, completely unlike anything else we had ever seen before. If you've never been I'd strongly recommended adding Iceland to your bucket list of places to go! In today's post I thought I'd share some of the sights we went to see and a few tips we picked up along the way.

November Goals

Happy November everyone! Where has this year disappeared to? I've decided to try and write a 'goals' post at the start of each month to keep me on track with not only my blog, but my day-to-day life. I had the idea after reading Jodie Melissa's post about her own November goals.

My October was a little bit all over the place. I started the month with an amazing trip to Iceland with three of my close friends from high school, but I ended the month having to take quite a lot of time of work due to illness. I'm starting to feel more like myself again, slowly but surely and a few of my goals will aim to ensure that the only way is up!