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FOR THE LOVE OF | VLOGS

FOR THE LOVE OF | VLOGS

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. This week I am blogging about my love of Vlogs and what I have been watching this past month, so here is my top three TV Vloggers this month. You can join in by […]

LIAR, SAM SMITH, VLOGGING | LITTLE LOVES 35/52

LIAR, SAM SMITH, VLOGGING | LITTLE LOVES 35/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. What a week, its flown by and I am quite shocked I am late in posting this up! Normally I am prepared […]

FOR THE LOVE OF | TV

FOR THE LOVE OF | TV

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. This week I am blogging about my love of TV and what I have been watching this past month. We are heading into autumn {as far as TV is concerned} and there is so much coming up which I cannot wait to start but before all that here are my top three TV programmes this month.

If you have not watched Ray, then your missing out on a treat. Season 5 is back and we are yet to start it. But I couldn’t not mention it this month. Basically this is a good binge worthy show. Mr B and I agreed we would build up the season on our planner. They finish on some remarkable cliff hangers and waiting a week is just not fair!

So whats it about? If you have not seen it then, Ray Donovan is a “fixer” for Hollywood’s elite. He is the go-to guy that the city’s celebrities, athletes and business moguls call to make their problems disappear. It’s a much more lucrative job than his previous work as a ruthless South Boston thug, vaulting him within reach of the truly wealthy and powerful. But no amount of money or the expensive things it can buy can completely mask Ray’s past, a past that continues to haunt him with troubled brothers always calling and his father’s recent release from 20 years spent in prison.

Now a free man, Ray’s father, Mickey, arrives in Los Angeles to get what he feels is rightfully his. Mickey’s desire to reconnect and settle old scores with his family — including Ray’s wife and kids, who have never met the family’s patriarch and are anxious to get to know him — threatens to destroy everything Ray has built for himself.

Sound good? You should definitely try and grab the first 4 seasons and watch them before starting out on season 5. Its so good and its one I highly recommend on watching.

This has been the must see show this month. The new BBC drama starring Jodie Whittaker. I was hooked from episode one and I am gutted its now over with. It was such a good drama and its the BBC at its best. Basically A hardworking nurse who loses her job for whistle-blowing is forced to take drastic measures to provide for her daughter. She steals the identity of a doctor, her best friend, to make a new life in Edinburgh. Its gripping and has you wanting more after each episode. Its a must see.

This is a BBC documentary series taking a detailed look at ambulance services, from the highly pressurised control rooms to the crews on the street. It is basically real life of the ambulance crew and what they do. Its an amazing program and it gives you a real insight in what they have to deal with daily. Its heart wrenching to watch and has some really very upsetting scenes, but I believe showing us this insight, we look at the NHS and the services in a completely different light. They really do deal with a lot and they do not get no where near enough credit. Its definitely one I recommend you tune into watching.

Do you have a favourite TV programme at the moment? Leave a comment below or blog about it and link up below! I am always looking for new Seasons or TV programmes to watch. If you have not watched the above I have blogged about then I would highly recommend you do.

BACK IN A ROUTINE, HAPPY ANNOUNCEMENTS, PINK,  | LITTLE LOVES 34/52

BACK IN A ROUTINE, HAPPY ANNOUNCEMENTS, PINK, | LITTLE LOVES 34/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. We are back in a routine and although both G and H have only been back at school for 4 days, the […]

SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | SEPTEMBER

SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | SEPTEMBER

I have been wanting to branch out onto YouTube for quite a while, but I have never really had the ideal opportunity to make the move. I no nothing about editing software so I would be teaching myself. I’ve found the perfect linky to help […]

FOR THE LOVE OF | INSTAGRAM

FOR THE LOVE OF | INSTAGRAM

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. Instagram has fast become one of my favourite social media platforms. I love checking in with all the people I love to follow. Now with “Stories” I find I spend quite a chunk of my day getting my Insta-Fix. I have so many accounts I love and I have already shared quite a few in previous posts, but this month I have been loving three in particular.

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Vanessa’s feed is gorgeous. I adore the realness of her images. She resides in California and has 3 little ones who play a huge part in her Insta-squares. Vanessa doesn’t give too much away, but I like that. She shares the rawness of her life and her photos could not be more beautiful. Vanessa has a passion for art, which comes across in her images. If you have not checked her out then you are definitely missing out. Click the link above to give her a follow.

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Bee is a mother to two boys. She labels herself as an obsessive photographer and her instagram feed is homage to that. Her feed consists of, food, family, lifestyle, fashion, adventures and so much more. Bee’s feed has a lovely fresh feeling to it and is definitely one I enjoy looking through. Have you seen Bee’s feed? If not click the link above to go and check it out.

If you have not seen Rebecca’s Insta-Feed then you really are missing out on a gem. This is definitely one of my favourite accounts at the moment. Its full of beautiful images. Rebecca is mummy to a little boy and expecting a little girl later this year. You will find lots from days out, home, pregnancy, flowers, fashion and loads more. Definitely a feed you want to be checking out.

Do you have a favourite Instagrammer? Leave the link below, I am always looking for new feeds to follow! If you have not checked out the above I have blogged about then click on the links above to go straight to their page. You won’t regret it! If you enjoy them as much as me why don’t you give them a like too!

WILDE LIKE ME, LONDON TOWN, PUPPY PAMPERING | LITTLE LOVES 33/52

WILDE LIKE ME, LONDON TOWN, PUPPY PAMPERING | LITTLE LOVES 33/52

Its S A T U R D A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. { a day late for me as my week has been pretty full on!} We have made the most of […]

THESE TWO | AUGUST

THESE TWO | AUGUST

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

MONTHLY FAVOURITES | AUGUST

MONTHLY FAVOURITES | AUGUST

One of my favourite Vlogs to watch are monthly favourites. I love having the recommendation of something from others. I’ve actually taken up some of the recommended favourites from Vloggers, and they have fast become mine.

I have decided to do a monthly favourites post myself and just maybe {if I decide to add it} there will be a monthly favourites Vlog from non other than me! I have been toying with the idea of Vlogging for quite a while. Not all the time as I am pretty self conscious at how I come across. Just a monthly round up and possibly one other video. Without too much waffling about what could be, here is my favourite items this month.

First up, I have been loving make-up by Barry M. I am not make-up savvy at all and I really don’t know what I am doing most of the time. I literally put in on and hope for the best but I have been using a Barry M Primer, which I am really loving. It primes my skin before the foundation and I am really impressed with the way it goes on and feels. Its not oily and it leaves my skin feeling really smooth and ready for the foundation stage.

Which brings me to my next favourite which is of course a Barry M flawless foundation. I can never ever get foundation right and I always struggle with lines. When I think I have blended it in, I find that the colour just doesn’t sit well with my skin tone. I think I may of found the foundation that works for me and I am loving the feel of both products {the primer} on my skin. I’m liking that I don’t feel like I have a face clogged full of make-up and my skin feels light and not mucky from all the products.

Lastly from Barry M, I am really enjoying this nail varnish. I am a sucker for polish and although I don’t use it on my finger nails I always paint my toenails all year round. I’ve that horrible embarrassing habit of nail biting, so to stop that I use fake nails, which I can’t use on my toes for obvious reasons! My Barry M nail polish collection is quite large but out of all of them, this is my current favourite. The colour is Sprint Finish and it goes on really well. It is part of the speed dry range and it definitely dries quicker than a lot of my other polishes.

I purchased this lovely colour palette from Collection {Boots own range} and I adore the shades. I bought it a few months back and I am really enjoying experimenting with different, darker shades. This palette blends really well when mixed and its really not that heavy on the eye. I don’t buy expensive make-up as its just not something I think I could justify buying. This Collection range is definitely worth the money as does exactly what you expect it to do. 

And Lastly for beauty, I dye my hair. I have always dyed it from as long as I can remember. Unfortunately now the grey hairs have firmly set in I dye it a lot more than I ever have. Its taken me a long time to find a dye that I like and I feel comfortable using. Schwarzkopf is by far the best out there for me. The colours are bright and vibrant and for the best part of 8-10 weeks my hair looks really healthy and glossy. I do find it fades quite quickly and will fade to a red more than a purple. But I love the colour non-the less and would highly recommend using this brand if you wanted to dye your hair at home.

Moving onto clothing and shoes, I bought these gorgeous shoes in July from Office and I am normally a Solillas kind of girl. As soon as the sun comes out my boots get thrown to the back of the wardrobe and I wear them all through Summer and Autumn. I have been swayed though and I have lived in these sandals for weeks. They are really comfy and so on trend. I’ve seen a lot of different variations of them around. I’m kicking myself as I  wish I had purchased the Rose Gold glitter ones but I saw the Gold and grabbed them instantly. The Rose Gold were only available online.

I find they go with everything too, I bought a Denim Pinafore dress from Primark and I love wearing them together. I have wanted a pinafore dress for quite a while and I managed to pick one up for a bargain price. Again, I have been wearing it constantly when the weather has been kind to us. I should of got a full length image but I forgot!

Lastly clothing wise, I have been living in my flamingo print pyjama shorts. Anyone that know me knows I love a flamingo and when I saw them in Primark, I had to snap them up. I have to admit, the top that came with them is quite large as the sizing never matches up. I tend to wear them with a plain vest top. They are super comfy and definitely a favourite of mine this month.

I’ve indulged in one book this month. I have found it really hard to read throughout the summer if I am honest. Finding the time has been difficult and come bedtime I am so tired its the last thing I want to do. I have however, really really enjoyed The Couple Next Door. Its a thriller which I am currently really enjoying as a genre. Ever since I read The Girl On The Train, I have been heading towards the thriller market. This book has you guessing. You do find out early on what happens, but there are quite a few twists and turns to keep you guessing and its a really good read. I was a little disappointed with the ending, but thats just my opinion, I felt it ended rather abruptly! But thats not stopping me from recommending it to others to read!

When this is finished it will be classed as homeware, but for now its an unfinished project. But all the same I am really enjoying being sucked back into the world of crochet. I’ve been making a chevron blanket and I have taken quite a lengthly break from it. This month I picked it up and I am loving being able to find a quite space and hook away.

Lastly I am loving this reed diffuser from Bayliss and Harding. I was bought it for my birthday by a friend and it is by far the best one I have smelt. Its a limited edition Pink Prosecco and Cassis diffuser. Since we bought the dog I am forever buying them and having candles lit around the house. But this particular one currently sits on my bedside table. Its such a beautiful scent. I am on my last bottle, but I am going to have to try and purchase some more!

 

So there you have it, my favourites for August. I have added a video which I recorded. I am very nervous as its my first video I have done alongside the blog, and I think it shows. I’m hoping I get more confident as I go on. I won’t be a regular vlogger, but I thought I would step out of my comfort zone and see where it gets me!

WHAT SKIN CANCER LOOKS LIKE | MY MELANOMA JOURNEY

WHAT SKIN CANCER LOOKS LIKE | MY MELANOMA JOURNEY

I read an article the other day and it made my blood boil. It made me so cross I threw my phone out of my hand and took a few deep breaths. That article was about how British people were parading around on social media, […]