September Favourites 2017

Can anyone actually believe we’re now into Autumn? I certainly cannot. But I’m very excited for the colder months. I haven’t been loving much this month, probably because of the rush of going back to college. However, I can’t not do a favourites post…

Starting off with a tv favourite, I have been LOVING Victoria its on ITV every Sunday at 9pm. I am obsessed and you can bet I’m sat there waiting for it to start ever week. Just to prove what a true fan I am, I actually put it in my favourites after its first series (October Favourites 2016). Can you imagine my excitement to see it back on screens after a year?!


I rarely have educational (ish) favourites but this month I have two. One being this whiteboard I bought from Tesco for £4! I use it to be able to see my timetable at college and I can clearly see when I have free time to do extra revision.

Another favourite of mine has been the ‘chegg’ flashcard app. I’ve already started revising for psychology and I’ve found this to be perfect. I like that I can make many categories and you can colour coordinate decks. So if you’re on the lookout for a good flashcard app, I’d recommend that one.

IMG_3937A couple weeks ago I purchases this Botanics All Bright Hydrating Night Cream, its the first product I’ve tried from this brand but I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised. I can tell it will last me a while because I’ve found I only need to apply the tiniest bit for my skin to feel moisturised. I also really love the scent which is just an added bonus.

Okay, so I know its only September but it is technically autumn now, which means I’ve whacked out the candles. Andd I couldn’t not they were only a pound!! So I stocked up on a couple (I’m sure a couple more soon). One of my favourites has been this Lavender  scented one, this is still priced at a £1! Because of price I wondered if the quality would suffer but I can smell this candle when I’m laid in bed (and its obviously not lit because that would be dangerous).

My music favourites have been:

  • Cross My Mind – Arizona
  • Dusk Till Dawn – ZAYN, Sia
  • Don’t let me be yours- Zara Larsson


“What have been your September Favourites?”

Love, Sophie


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How I Organise my Wardrobe

A quick read of a post from me this week, (college has been MAJORLY hectic).

I’d consider myself to be a fairly organised/tidy person but when it comes to my wardrobe, it ALWAYS ends up in a mess. So every so often, I have to go through it to put things back on hangers, find appropriate places for my shoes and usually put one or two things away for charity.

Today, was one of those days that I had to tackle the wardrobe and thought I may as well make a post out of it.

IMG_3925I’m ashamed to say this is what it was looking like before I managed to get a hold of it all. In all honesty, don’t be thinking this ends up looking like a whole new wardrobe, I’m not that good of a tidy uperer. (not a word? ok.)


First thing to do is obviously put your clothes in colour order? It was my first step anyways. I made sure to put all tops together, then jackets and then dressy outfits. Then when they were each in their category, I put them in a bit of a colour order. I know it won’t last, I’m definitely not a Monica from Friends.

IMG_3923Next, it was to tackle the over head bit, I’m sure it has a proper name. Oh wait, its probably just a shelf, nevermind. Anyways, I like to be able to see my shoes and take great pride in my heels I probably only wear once a year. So, I realigned them and got rid of anything on that shelf that wasn’t a shoe.

IMG_3922Finally, I had to have a place to put a couple of my favourite bags. Which had to be in the last available space which was on top of my wardrobe. I have to admit, I’m not the fondest of having things on there, but I really don’t have anywhere else to put them.

Where do you store your bags?

Love, Sophie 


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Casual College Makeup Look

I’ve been back at College a week now and I’ve quickly adapted a much more time effective makeup look I can throw on before going out the door.

IMG_3852Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation (shade: soft beige)

Bourjois Blur the Lines Concealer (shade: ivory)

Starting off with foundation, I just use the tiniest amount and apply it from the middle of my face and blend it out (I read to do this somewhere and its just stuck). Then I use this concealer for any blemishes and I find because of its creamy consistency it gives that extra coverage.


Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (shade: fair)

Bourjois Volume Glamour Push Up Mascara

I use my holy grail concealer under my eyes and I find that the best to brighten and somewhat hide the darkness that forms after too little sleep. Since this is a really easy makeup look, I use nothing else other than a bit of mascara.

IMG_3854Maybelline Brow Drama (shade: Dark blonde)

Benefit Shy Beam

Bourjois Bronzing Powder

I still use brow gel in my easy makeup routine because somethings just need to stay in place (aka the brows).  I use a tiny amount of bronzer, just to ‘warm’ my face up a bit and whatever else it does. Okay so all makeup lovers out there don’t hate me for this, but I’ve really fallen out of love with highlighter. I just don’t want that sparkle anymore. So I’ve turned to my trusty shy beam just to give me a subtle glow.


YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick (shade: 15 corail intuitive)

I’m trying to hold on to whatever Summer the U.K did have by wearing this coral pink lipstick. So I put a bit of this on and I’m ready to go…

This is what I look like, as you can tell very (very) basic. For some reason, because they were both live pictures they turned out blurry and I’m not too sure how to change that?

Have you been loving makeup recently? Or are you like me and are just wanting something quick and easy?

Love, Sophie


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DIY #1: Dining Chairs

For a few months, I have been upcycling (basically redecorating) some old dining chairs. We were going to get rid of them but I thought I’d try to give them a second life. I decided to take pictures of the whole process so I would be able to put them into a post.

IMG_3866So this was the original state of the chairs. I won’t be editing any of the pictures just so you can see the chairs in their true form. As you can see the seat covers were dated and there was numerous marks on the frame of the chair.

IMG_3867IMG_3868The next step was to sand them down. I just used sand paper that I bought for 99p a sheet. I’m sure it would have been easier if I had a machine or whatever people use, but I wanted this to be a cost effective project. There wasn’t any rough edges, it was more sanding down wear and tear marks.

IMG_3844IMG_3835The above picture shows a comparison, so the upside down chair on the left had been painted and the one on the right, hadn’t. I really liked the colour of the paint as I didn’t want a drastic change, I just wanted to update them.

Side note: I did polish them down before painting them, just so I had a clean base.

IMG_3859IMG_3862And this was the finished product! I’m so pleased with the outcome and I now have the DIY bug and will go onto paint other things around the house.

The fabric I used was from Dunelm and called Jakarta Plum Fabric. I bought two metres and that was more than enough to do 4 chairs (enough that I’m probably going to make some cushions out of it.) The paint shade was ‘Dark Rosewood’ and I think the red undertone in the paint complimented the plum colours in the fabric.


Love, Sophie


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