Sophie’s Book Club #6

Ooops I may have said I was back to being fully committed to blogging but then didn’t post for over a week. But I’ve now got a list of blog posts I could do that would take me up to December, soooo I’m thinking I’m organised again.

Anyways, when I was on Holiday, I managed to read two books that I thought would be perfect to put into my book club series…

IMG_3649The first book I read was ‘Every Day’ by David Levithan. It’s about a character called ‘A’ who wakes up in a different body everyday. He doesn’t know who it will be but he already knows how to handle it; to not get too attached and to leave things as they were. Until he wakes up in a body who has a girlfriend; Rhiannon. Someone that A wants to spend more than one day with.

This book is definitely unique. It pulled on the heart strings because he couldn’t just lead a normal life but at the same time I felt immense empathy for the other characters in the book. Whilst I loved the ending of this, it’s definitely not one you’d expect, I was also left with so many questions…How does this soul/spirit/body changing happen? Why does it happen? Surely he must have a body of his own to return to? I guess that’s just the joy of reading and it can be left to your imagination. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone, and its definitely one that would spark a discussion, at least it did with my Mum and I.

 

IMG_3648The next book I read was ‘Ten Big Ones’ by Janet Evanovich. It’s about Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter, who’s next on a local gangs hit list. She’s out to find a ruthless killer, before he finds her first.

I don’t end up reading these types of books very often because they seem so hard to find. But I love how light hearted it was and after urging my Mum to read this too, she also agreed. It had us both in laughter, with both of our favourite characters being the Grandma. I found the Stephanie very relatable, because we all have times when everything seems to be going wrong. I would 100% recommend this book, it was such a great read.

Once again I don’t think I’ve done these books any justice. But let me know what you’ve been reading recently.

Love, Sophie

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What I Wore In A Week: Ibiza

Finally, I can commit to blogging again. Before I left for Ibiza I was feeling pretty stressed out for various reasons. But a week away has definitely got me feeling rejuvenated and ready to get back into life.

Anyways, I thought I’d put together a post of what I wore whilst I was there…

Day 1

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Purchased at River Island

Obviously, during the day I lived in bikinis so for the majority of this post I’ll show you what I wore in the evenings. To start the week I went for this black jumpsuit, I love the way the belt cinches me in at the waist and the cut outs near the shoulders.

I couldn’t find this jumpsuit online, so with all outfits included I will try to find a similar garment.

Alternative to this Here.

Day 2

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Purchased at Miss Selfridge

Second evening I went for another black outfit- don’t worry I did pack other coloured clothes too. This was really comfortable and unfortunately I forgot to get a picture, but the back of this dress is partly backless and partly lace.

When I purchased this last year, I did blog about it which includes a picture of the back, if you want to check it out, you can here.

Or the original is here. Currently on sale for £12!! Was £39!

Day 3

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Purchased at New Look (Top) & Miss Selfridge (skirt)

For some reason I forgot to ask if my Dad could take my picture so hopefully a mirror picture will do. This was my most casual outfit of the week but I really liked choosing it. My thought process was that the lace in the top coordinated well with the black in the skirt.

Original Skirt Here. On sale for £10! Was £35!!

Alternative to Top Here.

Day 4

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Purchased at River Island

With this outfit, I love the white and gold combination and I thought that white would bring out any colour I may have got in the first few days.

Alternative Here. I struggled to find something similar with the gold but the alternative I chose seemed similar with the fit.

Day 5

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Purchased at Topshop

I think the only place I can get away with this playsuit is on Holiday. That’s probably due to the fact it’s so bright. But the pattern and colour is what I love about it.

I couldn’t find an alternative to this outfit. Mainly because its so hard to describe.

Also, during the week I mainly stuck to the same pair of sandals from Matalan. I think they were only £8, perfect for what I needed them for. It doesn’t look like I’ll be wearing them anytime soon with the U.K weather so I’m grateful for the price.

Day 6

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Purchased at Topshop (playsuit) & Dorothy Perkins (Shoes)

I would say this was my favourite outfit of the week, I just looveeee the colour of it. The material feels really nice quality and just the fit in general is perfect.

Alternative to Playsuit Here.

Original Heels Here. On sale, now £12! Was £27!!

Day 7

I ended up wearing the same jumpsuit from the first evening for my last night because we ended up going out so I just threw on something comfortable to walk around in. But instead of missing a day I thought I’d show you one of the bikinis I wore.

I love most things high waisted so this was a pretty immediate winner. I also fell in love with the design as its not like any bikini I’ve had before with the way it wraps around.

Purchased from MISSGUIDED.

Original Bikini Top & Bottoms.

Have you done any outfit posts recently?

Love, Sophie

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Ibiza 2017

Just a quick post before a detailed outfit post goes up Saturday. Anyways, I got back Monday night from Ibiza and I can’t wait to show you the pictures! 

Should I have mentioned this included a lot of sunrise and sunset pictures? Nevermind…
Have you been on holiday recently or have one planned? 

Love, Sophie

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OOTD #12: Bridesmaid 

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be a bridesmaid for my cousin. I was so excited for the day and so badly wanted to blog in some way. Obviously, I wanted to respect my family’s privacy and decided to do an ootd instead. 

I loved the colour of this dress and it’s not everyday you can look this fancy. It was a little big on top but apart from that I loved it.This was after the ceremony and the pictures so I wasn’t looking as ‘fresh’?? Also, you can see my feet peeping out because of the wind not because of the length of the dress. 


This was my hair, I loved the pinned bit but my hair is so straight that the curls dropped pretty much straight away.


Have you been to a Wedding recently? 

Love, Sophie

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Mid July Favourites 2017

Considering we’re only half way through the month, I’ve got quite a few favourites to share…


Bourjois Bronzing Powder

I was pleasantly surprised with this product, it’s so easy to blend. And I know I’m not looking like an orange when I leave the house, well I hope not. 

Lydia Elise Millen

Lydia has been my favourite YouTuber for a couple of months now. I just find her videos addictive, she just comes across so genuine in every one. If you’re not already subscribed, I would do so now because she’s so beautiful inside and out. I also adore her bag collection.


Newcastle

I didn’t realise how many galleries you can visit free of charge. But when I was on a college trip, we visited the Baltic, the Laing Museum and the Side Gallery, all situated around Newcastle. I loved spending time in one of my favourite cities and having my eyes opened to all the beautiful art that’s around.

Thunder- Imagine Dragons

I have been LOVING this song, it’s so catchy and I’ve definitely had it on repeat. 


Bourjois Lip Liner & Ted Baker Lipstick 

I’ve never really thought to use a lip liner, although recently I’ve loved the results. I pair it with this Ted Baker lipstick and it just radiates Summer vibes. 

Benefit- Eye Potent (Tester)

I randomly got a tester size of this Benefit Eye cream when my dad got back from one of his conferences, along with a few other treats. However, this one has been my favourite, it’s so Hydrating under the eyes that I know I’m going to have to purchase the full size when I’m through with this. 

What have you been loving so far this month?

Love, Sophie

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Sophie’s Book Club #5

I can’t believe that the last time I did a book club post was March!? That just solidifies that I need to read a heck of a lot more books during the Summer.

Anyways, onto the couple of books I have managed to read recently…

IMG_3201I actually ended up reading Split Second by Sophie McKenzie a few months ago and really enjoyed it. The book made me a nervous wreck from start to finish. Its about a teenage girl, Charlie, who’s life gets torn apart by a terrorist attack, She meets a boy, Nat, whose family has been devastated by the attack. But once you start reading, you learn that Nat knows more about what happened than he’s letting on. I honestly think that’s all I can say about the book without giving away any spoilers. But if you like that type of fast paced, on the edge of your seat kind of story then this is one to read.

There is a sequel to this, so it does end on a bit of a cliff hanger, I haven’t read the second book yet but its definitely on my list.

IMG_3202When I saw this book in Tesco, I was so excited. It’s because I had read the first book ‘Flawed’ a while back and I couldn’t wait for the second one ‘Perfect’ to be released in April. (Okay, so I forgot about its release but I’ve got it now.) I actually did a quick review in my last book club post about ‘Flawed’, that if you want to, can read here.

Anyways, without giving anything away, the sequel carries on with Celestine’s journey being ‘Flawed’ and the unbelievable struggles she faces. This book well and truly scared me, I’m pretty sure it was a mixture of heart stopping moments and the fact that its so surreal and bizarre it scared me to think of it being our reality. I’ve loved every Cecelia Ahern book I’ve read so I knew this one was never going to disappoint.

What was the last book you read?

Love, Sophie

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Northumbria University Open Day

On Saturday the 1st of July, I went to my first University Open day. Northumbria has been the place to appeal to me the most so I was so excited about visiting and they definitely did not disappoint.

IMG_3161We arrived at 9:30, it took us about an hour in the car to get there and it was surprisingly easy to find. I know there are two campuses and that there was shuttle buses to take you to the other one but I just stayed at the City Campus.

You also got a couple of bags that had booklets of information, a newspaper and of course a free pen.

IMG_3159This was the main hall where all the stands were, they included information about each course, accommodation, finances, studying abroad and work placement. There was also refreshments, which was handy for my Dad who seemed to have about 3 cups of coffee. Also the picture above only shows half of the hall, if that gives you a sense of how big it was.

I headed straight for the Design stand which was right in the corner.  I ended up speaking to one of the students on the stand for about 40 minutes, she was so lovely and gave me a ton of information. Everything from the course itself, preparations for the interview and even the best shops to get samples.

IMG_3160There was a fashion lecture at 12. So after talking to the people at the stand we ended up having an hour to spare to wander round. We walked round to the Design building and got speaking to another student and professor about the fashion course. Whilst my questions had been answered by the previous student at the stand, the second student seemed to have plenty more to tell me and I could actually look through other students portfolios. I found this really helpful and interesting because I got to see the amount of work that’s produced and the quality of it too.

IMG_3162Anyways, we had the Fashion lecture in the Business building which was really useful because it thoroughly explained the different courses within Fashion and just helped me to solidify which course I am actually interested in.

We then headed back to the Design building and had a tour of the studios. The facilities are amazing and are absolutely massive. Also, I just want to apologise for this picture being a bit blurry, I was on a tour with just one other family and it was really difficult to take pictures without anyone noticing.

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I was in awe at the work that has been produced by students there. It has me aspiring to one day be at that same level.

IMG_3164I had such an amazing day- not just because it was my first Saturday off work in about 3 months. But because Northumbria had been the University I liked the look of the most and to actually be able to look around the Campus, meet students and just in general have more information, it has just reassured me that its still my first choice.

Have you been to any University Open Days? Are you at University currently?

See you Soon.

Love, Sophie

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June Favourites 2017

I’m not too sure how to start this post. Mainly because I can’t quite believe June is over? Seriously, was it a good month, a bad one? I don’t know, it doesn’t feel like it’s been and gone. Anyways here’s what I’ve been loving recently..


Calendars 

Last month, a favourite of mine was the Calendar app. But I feel like I’ve upgraded in the world and I went out and bought this one from Tesco. I also like having it by my bed because it means it’s so easy to add things, look at what’s coming up and it matches the flowers- the latter being the most important thing, obviously. 

Music

I’ve been loving a lot of Music recently. Mainly the Chainsmokers album ‘Memories’. I seem to have that on repeat. There’s not one song I dislike but one of my favourites would be ‘Young’. 

I also really like ‘Ok’ by Robin Schulz, featuring James Blunt. I feel like James Blunt has made a comeback this year and I’m very grateful about that. 


Chewing Gum 

Is this a really weird favourite? I’ve just been loving it at the minute. I have no idea why, but I’m finding myself reaching for one more often than usual. I guess it’s not a bad thing, it’s sugar free and at least my breath is fresh. 

Love Island 

Does anyone else watch this? Can someone please have a discussion about it with me in the comments? I’m obsessed. I loved it last year and I’m enjoying it just the same this time round. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, then you’re kind of missing out. 


Bourjois Mascara 

When I first tried this I was convinced I was going to have to go out and purchase something else. It just clumped my lashes together and I really didn’t see it working out for me. However, I think I’ve got a good technique with it now and it separates my lashes better than my last mascara did. 

Do you have any favourites at the minute?

See you soon. 

Love, Sophie

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OOTD #11: An Edgy New Look Outfit

Considering I have a great interest in fashion I don’t seem to do many ootds. Anyways that’s beside the point because I’m doing one now. 


I recently bought this what I’d call ‘edgy’ (I’ve taken the word from a friend) top. And I LOVE it. It always reminds me of Phoebe from friends because she layered her outfits too. (Maybe with a dress but I’m close enough) 

Top- New Look. Even though it’s a recent purchase I couldn’t find it on their website.

Jeans- New Look.

Shoes- New Look 

Also a recent purchase from Missguided was this bag. I honestly think it’s beautiful, I love the embroidery and the colour. Perfect for summer. 


Do you have a current favourite in your wardrobe? 

Sorry for the short post. Will hopefully be back to normal next week. See you soon.

Lots of Love, 

Sophie

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Recent Empties

Firstly, thank you SO much for 700 followers. That’s crazy, especially since I haven’t been able to have blogging as a priority as much as I’m used to. However, I’m still here and super excited for the Summer so I can really get back into posting.

Anyways, into the post, I feel like I’m that type of person who comes to the end of products all around the same time so then I have to go out and do a relatively big shop. But it never clicked that I should write up a post of what I’ve been using and if I will repurchase it. Until now, so here we go…

IMG_3025The Garnier Micellar Water has been an essential of mine for probably well over a year now. I mainly use it on a morning because I’m always far too tired to go through my lengthy skincare routine then. This has never irritated my skin and its a perfect quick cleanser. I’ve already repurchased this one, which is the same its just for a different skin type as its the only one Tesco was selling at the time.

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Would you class this as empty? I guess I’ve included it because I feel like I’ve exhausted the bronzer in this L’Oréal Infallible Sculpt Duo. It looks as if I haven’t got away with the highlighter as much as the bronzer. Although, its because I’ve had other highlighters that I’ve preferred.

I won’t be repurchasing this as I’m more than happy to go out and try other bronzers.

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I was really impressed with the Maybelline brow range, especially so with this Brow Drama Mascara.  It kept my brows in place and it was the perfect shade for my brows. I’m planning on repurchasing this tomorrow unless something else catches my eye.

IMG_3029Two products here, one is the Rimmel Wonder’full mascara, which I have to say I’ve enjoyed using but again I’m going to look at buying a different mascara. If you have any recommendations, I’d love to read them.

The other product is this Ted Baker Lip Balm. I found it really hydrating and the perfect base before putting on lipstick. I would repurchase but I have other lip balms to get through first.

IMG_3031Maybe just excuse the state of that foundation lid. Anyways, I ended up loving the L’Oréal True Match Foundation more than I thought I would. I did go out and purchase a different foundation that I thought would work better for my skin type.

IMG_3032This anti blister sick has been a life saver. Don’t get me wrong it doesn’t prevent red marks from where my shoes have rubbed. But its definitely protected my feet from blisters. This is a MUST for Summer and will be repurchasing very soon.

IMG_3028Can we just take a moment to appreciate how CUTE Alfie was when I was taking this flat lay, he was just slightly baffled as to what I was doing.

What was the last product you used up?

See you soon.

Love, Sophie

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