Sunday

OOTD // Gingham peplum top

I think I've shared two outfits with trousers in the entire almost-six years of this blog (I just went through my entire backlog of posts to find them and then discovered I'd used Photobucket to upload the photos and obviously they've now been removed so that was an epic waste of time!). I'm just not a fan of trousers. I like my legs to feel all free and unrestricted, and I find skater-style skirts so comfortable. But then I bought this cute top and it looked a bit weird with a full skirt so I decided to try it with a pair of trousers. You know what? I actually love them!

Schloss Leopoldskron Swing
Top: Simply Be (similar here)
Trousers: Simply Be (similar here)
Shoes: Primark (similar here)

Friday

Review // Lush Softy Foot Lotion

Last summer, when I went on my solo trip to Austria, I popped into the Vienna Lush and they offered me a sample of any product. Because my feet were a bit sore from all the exploring, I chose to try out a foot cream and went for Softy Foot Lotion based purely on the fact that it's lavender scented. I was pretty impressed so as soon as I finished my pot of Pied de Pepper, I went straight out and bought a full sized bottle.

Lush Softy Foot Lotion Review

Thursday

OOTD // White Crochet Dress

All the way back in June, I went to Salzburg for my birthday (because where else would I go?). I took OOTD photos every single day, but as soon as I got back to England, I got thrown into this big ol' ball of stress and didn't get the chance to post them. So now, as we approach Christmas, I'm going to start sharing all my cute summer outfits. Sorry not sorry. 

Plus size white crochet dress

Dress: Simply Be (similar here)
Leggings: Evans
Shoes: Primark (similar here)

Sunday

Review // Laser Hair Removal with Skin Image

I was blessed with inheriting my dad's thick, dark hair. Not only on my head but also all over my face. Cheers, Jeremy! Since I was 15, I've spent my days bleaching, waxing and plucking it to try and achieve smooth-faced silkiness, but I've always intended to undergo laser hair removal at some point. In fact, it's one of the 101 in 1001 goals I wrote three years ago. As fate would have it, Skin Image Manchester got in touch to ask if I would like to review one of their laser hair removal treatments. This was my chance and I was going to grab it with both hands! I felt a little apprehensive, but this was something I'd been planning for fourteen years, so I was going to conquer my nerves and go for it.

Skin Image Manchester



THE CLINIC

The more perceptive amongst you may have realised that Manchester is nowhere near me. However, my brother lives up that way and it had been a long time since I'd paid him a visit so I figured this was my perfect opportunity to finally make the journey up north. I treated myself to a hotel near Piccadilly Gardens and this turned out to be a good choice since the clinic is only a 10 minute walk away, just off from the Town Hall. Inside, the clinic is bright and airy, with squishy sofas to relax while you wait. The staff are friendly so even though I was a little nervous, I was put immediately at ease.

Saturday

A long-overdue catch up

According to Twitter, at least three of you have noticed I've been AWOL over the past four months. In my almost-six years of blogging, this is the longest break I've ever took and it felt a little weird but it was an absolute necessity. Now I'm back and, well, probably not better than ever to be honest. On a par with ever. Woohoo! 

Black Milk Great Wave Marilyn Dress

So where have I been? The answer falls under three headings- dissertation, travel, and personal crap I'm not even going to begin to get into because we'll be here forever and really it's not that interesting.

Friday

#WonderfulViews in the Austrian Alps

Hey, you know I love the Alps? Of course you do, I never stop banging on about it! The Untersberg in Salzburg is my favourite place in the world- there's nothing like standing at the peak and looking down over the beautiful scenery below, or being surrounded by clouds if it's overcast. It's like being in heaven! It's hard to explain my love for this place, so consider this post an ode to the Untersberg.

Austrian Alps Inntravel

Wednesday

Review // Botanics Hydration Burst Micellar Cleanser

There was a time when I refused to touch a product before I'd photographed it. Evidently that time has passed. You won't judge me though, will you? I bought Botanics Hydration Boost Micellar Cleanser after having trouble with the product that I thought was the perfect solution- Garnier Oil-Infused Micellar Water. After having problems with dry, flaky skin on my face, the oil-infused cleanser worked beautifully for weeks... and then suddenly things got even worse than before. My face started getting feeling really tight after use and flaking worse than ever. I switched to this and everything has settled down again. What a relief!

Botanics Micellar Water Review

Thursday

Five Reasons You Should Visit Salzburg

I went back to Salzburg for my birthday, because where else would I go? Rather than writing another 'I did this, then did this' post like the other twelve Salzburg posts I've written, I thought I'd write a more general post explaining why it's such a great city. My Five Reasons You Should Visit Riga post went down well, so I'll use this structure again to share why you should visit Salzburg.

Hover over each photo to see where it was taken

Reasons to visit Salzburg

Tuesday

Review // Giraffe, Basingstoke

I don't tend to be too adventurous with my food. Although I like to try new things, I find that I end up going to the same places over and over again. So when Giraffe invited me to try out their Basingstoke branch, I was eager to expand my culinary horizons with their signature global-inspired cuisine. 

Giraffe Basingstoke

Monday

OOTD // Yellow Wrap Dress

In 2007, I bought a yellow Spongebob t-shirt. No judgment, it was cool at the time, ok? I wore it to my friend's house, we took photos on her crappy little camera, and uploaded them to Facebook... and I was absolutely horrified. My teeth, which were always on the discoloured side, were pretty much the same colour as the top. After that, I vowed never to wear yellow again and I managed it for almost 10 years when Leona decided she was going to have her bridesmaids dressed in yellow. I'm pretty sure she took several deep breaths before telling me because she knew there was no way in hell I would ever wear the colour. But, you know, she's my friend and it was her wedding and I figured I could just keep my mouth closed all day. I actually loved the dress in the end so, shortly after that, I decided enough was enough and I booked myself into the dentist to sort everything out. After some pretty intensive treatment, I was ready for my whitening course, which I'm currently halfway through... and look! This is me, wearing a bright yellow dress and bloody smiling with my teeth. A year ago, I wouldn't have dreamed of doing either of those things so this is an absolutely massive step! God, it feels good!

Plus size yellow wrap dress

Dress: ASOS (similar here)
Vest: Primark (similar here)
Shoes: Primark (similar here)

Friday

36 Hours in Venice

I'd wanted to visit Venice for a long time. My Grandma loved it there and, although she took me to Italy as a child, I'd never got to experience her favourite city. Unfortunately, I think I got a bit carried away in the excitement of following her footsteps and forgot the most important thing I should consider when booking trips: I hate the heat. Italy is hot. Perfect!

36 Hours in Venice

Thursday

Five Reasons You Should Visit Riga

Remember when you were a kid and adults would say 'don't talk to strangers'? And then when you became a teenager and it was all 'don't meet strangers from the internet'? And then when you reach adulthood, you think 'screw that, I'm going to Latvia with a stranger from the internet!'? Well, maybe not exactly those specifics, but that's how it worked with me. I got talking to Hayley years ago and when we finally met up in real life, we decided to do it in Riga airport.

Reasons to visit Riga Latvia

Tuesday

Review // Lush Salted Coconut Hand Scrub

Did you know that when you order from the Lush Kitchen, you can request samples? I'm not sure if it works for standard Lush orders or just the Kitchen, but if you pop a nice, polite little note asking for samples, they'll usually do it. Rather than list specific products, I like to ask for things like 'your favourite products' or 'the best summer products'. When I asked for the latter, a little pot of Salted Coconut Hand Scrub was snuggled up inside my package. After trying it, I loved it so much that I bought a full sized pot.

Lush Salted Coconut Hand Scrub

Monday

OOTD // Venice Skirt

When we booked our trip to Venice, I thought 'Perfect! I'll have the cutest outfit photos with all those bridges around!' Within approximately a millisecond of arriving, I realised things were not as simple as I thought. Every bridge I encountered- and there really are a lot- was crammed with people and flooded with direct, very hot sunlight. Things were not looking good! Then we had lunch on the north side of the main island, and as it was very quiet in that area, we had a look around for shady bridges. Rejoice! We found the perfect one! 

Venice OOTD
Top: Primark (similar here)
Skirt: Lindy Bop
Shoes: Ellie Goulding x Deichmann

Sunday

Nails // IBD Bedtime Aura

Knowing I had a couple of trips ahead, I was sensible and took a pale pink colour to my nail salon. While I was there, the staff started looking through their new deliveries and found this cute colour that was almost identical to the one I'd brought with me. They wanted to try it out and I liked the idea of being the first person to wear it, so I put my own bottle away and had this instead- Bedtime Aura by IBD.

IBD Bedtime Aura Swatch

Friday

Travel Goals // Aruba

With all the stress of the election, don't you feel like it's time to escape? Swapping political nerves and our miserable British summer for white sand, sparkling sea and warm days just sounds like the most perfect way to relax. Rich and I have been considering a Caribbean escape for a little while now, and Aruba looks like the ideal island paradise for us. 

Aruba Beach

Why Aruba? Well, it may be a small island, but it's jam-packed with everything we're looking for in a Caribbean adventure!

BEAUTIFUL CLIMATE

Just take a second to imagine a Caribbean paradise. White sands, azure ocean, the sun beaming down... This is Aruba through and through. Better still, it manages to avoid the hurricane belt and is one of the more dry Caribbean climates, so you have a high chance of the warm, sunny heaven that you're picturing. I mean, just look at these photos! And imagine how banging your Instagram would look! I know you shouldn't be travelling purely for the likes but it's an added bonus, right?

FUN ADVENTURE

OK, confession time: I'm not big on the whole lie-on-a-sunlounger-for-two-weeks holidays. Don't get me wrong, I love a beach and of course I want a chance to relax, but I also need fun activities to keep my mind active. On this small island, Aruba has everything I could possibly need, from parasailing and submarine expeditions (yes!), to off-road safaris and exploring beautiful natural caves and pools. When I need to relax from all the excitement, there is a wide selection of spas offering signature Caribbean treatments. What more could you ask for?

CARIBBEAN CULTURE

A little research into Aruba shows the island is renowned for its warm people. The population may only be 105,000 (just twice that of my hometown!) but it's made up of a range of different cultures and backgrounds, meaning everybody is welcome in Aruba. Then there's the Dutch influence combined with the Latin vibe and relaxed Caribbean spirit. It truly sounds like a place where you can relax and be yourself at all times.

Aruba Caribbean Kite Surfing

There are so many islands to choose from in the Caribbean, but Aruba is definitely a front runner. With its unique melting pot of cultures and the sheer number of fun activities to try out, it looks like the perfect holiday destination for me. Sound like your kind of place? Then you're in luck!

Aruba Tourism are running a Facebook competition in which you can win a trip to the island. Yes, really! You can find out all the details, and enter for yourself, right here. Fingers crossed! 

Post written in collaboration with Aruba Tourism but all words and opinions my own. Images licensed by the Aruba Travel Authority, aruba.com

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Sunday

June Wishlist

My birthday month is here and that means it's time to crack out the summer clothes. Unfortunately, I won't be chilling out on a beach somewhere but I am visiting Venice for the first time so that's very exciting! Still, I've picked out some cute tropical-themed items so I can pretend I'll be lounging around in paradise.

Plus size summer tropical wishlist

Red tropical dress // Orange co-ord // Palm pencil dress
Pink skater skirt // Toucan pyjamas // Ra-ra skirt

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Saturday

101 in 1001 XXXVI

I'm trying really, really hard not to wish my master's away. I keep thinking 'I can't wait until my work is over so I can have a life again' and then realising this means my MA will be finished, which is a sad thought! I just love studying, ok? As you might imagine, this means I haven't done a great deal towards my goals in April or May, which seems to be what I say at the beginning of every month! I've got a huge amount of things planned for autumn/winter 2017 though so I'll more than make up for it later.

#49 Get my teeth whitened

Selfie Slytherin Dress

Bad quality selfie because I'm still getting used to smiling with my teeth showing! I started this in March but forgot to include it in last month's post. Man, teeth whitening is a pain. I'm doing the at-home course from my dentist which is supposed to take two weeks but I've taken a little break until after my next appointment. Sitting with mouth guards in for two hours, not able to swallow, having gel and saliva building up in your mouth is a horrible, horrible sensation. As if that's not bad enough, I then have to deal with intense sensitivity afterwards. Ugh. Still, I'm halfway through and my teeth are looking good! They're not white at the moment but they're brighter and paler- more like a luminous beige. Hopefully the remaining 7 days will sort that out!

Friday

May Reading Round Up

Somehow my most stressful months always end up being great reading months. Probably because I like to hide from all responsibility by burying my head in a book instead! The good news is I somehow managed to meet all my deadlines and still read six books. Don't ask me how. Just know that I did. 

May books read

Thursday

Review // Curated Combination

I have a confession to make. Until now, I'd never tried a subscription box. I know, I know. I'm not worthy of the blogger title. But the good news is that now, thanks to Curated Combination, I can finally say I've experienced the excitement of opening up a beauty subscription box!

Curated Combination Subscription Box Review

Friday

OOTD // Brighton Pier

Last time I visited Brighton Pier, it was wet, cold and windy. The weather meant there was hardly anybody on the pier and it was freezing! Just a few weeks later and I had the complete opposite experience. It was hard to find a quiet, shady spot to take these photos! I did try to get some photos under the big Brighton Pier sign but people kept walking through shot. Blogger problems!

Plus size jumper and mini skirt

Jumper: Marks & Spencer
Skirt: Primark (Similar here)
Leggings: Evans
Boots: ASOS

Sunday

Nails // Essie Go Ginza

After having bright pinks and corals for my last few sets of nails, I felt like going for something a little more understated this time. I had a few different colours in mind and couldn't decide which, so I just stuck my hand in the bag and went for the first one I pulled out- Essie Go Ginza. (Yes, I have a bag of nail varnishes. I need some sort of actual storage system but, for now, a big Boots carrier bag under my dressing table will do).

Essie Go Ginza Swatch

Go Ginza is the palest lilac shade which is almost white under some lights. I love this because it seems to be a different colour every few minutes- from lilac, to grey, to white- and each one is really pretty. This also makes it really versatile so I don't need to worry about my nails clashing with my outfit. To be honest, this is not something I ever worry about, but it's still nice when they work well together. As with most Essie nail varnishes, Go Ginza is opaque from the first coat, so there are no patchy or streaky bits, and it has a lovely glossy finish. 

I'm so glad I pulled Go Ginza out of the bag. The pale, delicate shade is beautiful and I can't stop staring at my nails!

Saturday

Wishlist // Swimwear for Big Boobs

It's rare for me to go on holiday anywhere that requires swimwear. Not because I have anything against swimming, but just because I tend to go for city breaks and the hotels I stay in don't usually have a pool. 2017 is different. I have four trips coming up where I definitely need some swimwear. The only problem is my boobs don't tend to like your standard Primark bikinis and that's pretty annoying. If you're busty, you'll understand how frustrating it is to get cute swimwear to fit. I've had a look around and found the cutest bikinis and swimsuits for those of us with a bit more up top.
Swimwear bikini swimsuits for big boobs

Friday

Eurovision Travel

I can't believe it's Eurovision time again already but I am very glad it is. Last year, I wrote a post about my favourite Eurovision moments and I thought it would be fun to write another themed post this time. Initially, I'd promised myself that I was going to try to get hold of tickets for Eurovision this year but when Ukraine won, I decided against it. Hopefully I'll be able to buy tickets for next year, so I can't wait to find out who wins! Since I've never been able to attend Eurovision in person, I've instead written a post about some of the great cities I've visited that have hosted the contest (as well as some I'd love to visit!)

Eurovision host countries

Monday

OOTD // Embroidered Jumper

Let me tell you, I am all over this embroidery trend! I was so happy with my embroidered dress last year, so it thrills me that I can now buy embroidered boots, jackets, bags... the lot. This jumper is just one example and I love it!

Plus size embroidered jumper

Sunday

Review // Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer

Before we last went to Salzburg, I suddenly realised that I'd run out of primer. Rich was going into town so he offered to stop off and buy a new one. My plan was for him to pick up a replacement Bare Minerals Prime Time, but it's not stocked in my local store so Rich had the challenge of finding a suitable replacement. Bless him, he tried but he was completely overwhelmed and ended up being convinced by the salesman that the primer containing 'actual flakes of gold'- Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer- was the best one. As it turns out, he made a pretty good choice!

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer Review

Saturday

How are you voting?

I may be alone here but I bloody love election time! I just get so excited with all the build up, then I try to stay awake all night and usually end up falling asleep on the sofa. Last General Election, I wrote this post to showcase the range of different blogger voices, and there was no question in my mind that I would do it again this time round. 

General Election 2017

Friday

Nails // Topshop Pink Is The Colour

I often choose my nail colour with the weather in mind, so when it looked like we were going to have a nice, bright spring, I went for this gorgeous coral shade. Then the clouds and rain rolled in... At least it's nice to have colourful nails, even if the weather leaves a lot to be desired!

Topshop Pink is the Colour Orange Coral Nail Varnish Swatch

Thursday

May Wishlist

Doesn't feel much like summer is on the way yet, does it? The shops would have us think it is though, so I guess we'd better cross our fingers for warmer weather soon. At the end of the month I'm visiting Riga, and since the city appears to have a colour palette of reds, oranges and mustards, I've decided to theme my wishlist around that. 
May Wishlist

Wednesday

Review // Lush Melomint Bubble Bar

When the Lush Kitchen opened in 2014, this was one of the first products that caught my eye. Unfortunately I wasn't fast enough to snap one up, and although it's appeared several times since, it has always evaded me. Until now. Finally, finally, I managed to get hold of one! 

Lush Melomint Bubble Bar Review

Tuesday

April Reading Round Up

April was not a good month for my reading. I can't even use the usual excuse- sure, I had some deadlines but they were all in the first two weeks. Beyond that? I think I was just a bit lazy! I'm making a promise to myself that May will be better!
Eleven Kinds of Loneliness The Goldfinch

Monday

OOTD // White Lace Dress

I know fluted sleeves are everywhere right now but I love them so much! I've got a lot of tops and dresses with these sleeves to take photos of so you better at least pretend you're also into them for the time being! This gorgeous white lace dress is from Simply Be and I've pretty much been wearing it everywhere for the past few weeks.
Plus size white dress
White lace dress: Simply Be
Black tights: ASOS
Black ankle boots: Missguided (Similar here)

Friday

University Catch Up // Semester Two

I can't believe that I only have three more deadlines until I finish my master's. When I first thought about studying my MA, it seemed like a hugely overwhelming and intimidating thing but here we are, almost at the end, and I feel like I've just been swept along with a studying tide. I was picked up in September, carried along for a while, and now I've been set down at the end looking back over the past year like How did I get here? The good news is that it was far less scary than I could ever have imagined. The bad news is I don't want it to end! Now that I'm approaching the tail end, let's have a look back over my second semester. 
University semester two catch up

Sunday

My Travel Wishlist

Travel never used to be at the forefront of my mind. I had a little flitter with it in 2011 when I went to Orlando, Amsterdam and Madrid in the period of 5 months (thank you student bursary) but, other than that, I wasn't too fussed. Until two years ago when Rich took me to Berlin and Paris for our anniversary and suddenly all I wanted to do was see the world. Last year I managed to travel a fair bit but there's still a lot more I want to experience. If I won the lottery tomorrow, these are the first visits I would make.
Travel wishlist

Wednesday

March Reading Round Up

It's nearly April so I should probably combine this post with next month's, especially as we're three weeks in and I haven't even finished one book yet (it's a chunky book, to be fair!), but I feel guilty about the complete and utter lack of content. Can't wait until I've finished these next two essays and I have time to blog again! Still, March was a pretty good reading month. Six books- and some big books at that- which kind of makes up for April's impending disappointment!
Stack of books

Sunday

Disney Store 30

These past few weeks, my life has been completely dominated by Disney. I'm off to Walt Disney World in 163 days (not that I have an app that counts down or anything...) so it feels like I've done nothing but plan. My dining reservations are all booked, I'm starting to buy special Disney clothes to wear, and my Instagram saved folder is 100% cute Disney images. So the timing for the Disney Store's 30th anniversary could not be any better! 
DisneyStore30

Thursday

OOTD // Dungarees

I think the last time I wore dungarees, I was about 3. I still remember this dark green cord pair I had. Oh, the 90s! I've toyed with the idea of trying a pair out for the past few years, and tested the waters with a couple of dungaree style dresses (here and here), but I've left it until now to go the whole hog. I saw this gorgeous black pair and I just couldn't resist giving it a go. Man, I wish I'd done it earlier! Plus size dungarees
Dungarees: H&M 
Top: Primark (similar here)
Shoes: Converse
Bag: Peacocks (similar here)

Sunday

A Mother-Daughter Day with Festival Place

Remember I wrote that post all about my mum for Mothers' Day (which she did see, by the way!)? Well we headed over to Festival Place for a mother-daughter day of pasta, shopping and frequent trips to see if the Debenhams brow bar was available.
Instax Mother Daughter

Saturday

Wishlist // Gingham Edit

You know how every now and then a trend comes along and sets your heart on fire? This is how I feel about gingham. I want absolutely everything! Yes, it can look a little bit primary school but I didn't spend 5 years training to be a primary school teacher just to throw it all away. My teaching days were spent taking style advice from 8 year olds so why stop now?
Gingham Wishlist

Friday

101 in 1001 XXXV

It's started dawning on me that there are only 9 months until my 1001 days are up and I still have 78 targets to complete. Well done me on completing a whole 23 already in the past 2 years *eyeroll* Some of these are a complete write off (buy a house, learn Japanese, visit Tokyo) while others are already primed to be achieved before the end of the year (visit Florida, read 125 books, get my teeth whitened). Those in the middle- the achievable goals that I have no concrete plans for- are the ones I'm focusing on in the next few months. Hopefully this summer will be filled with zorbing, steam trains and sightseeing. In the meantime, let's look at what I achieved in February and March. Spoiler alert: not much. 

#41 Visit a Lush spa
Lush Spa Poole
Finally! I've been planning this for so long, and even had one booked in September when I went to Liverpool but it was cancelled at the last minute. As a congratulations-on-doing-well-in-your-first-semester treat, I visited the original store in Poole for a Synaesthesia massage, which you can read all about here.

Thursday

Review // Lush 29 High Street Perfume

A few months ago, I managed to score a bottle of Lush 29 High Street Shower Gel in the Kitchen and it was the most exciting thing ever. Without a doubt, it was my favourite ever Lush scent because it is literally the smell of the stores. I know a lot of people moan about it but for me, it's a fragrance that always makes me happy. Then I heard a rumour that you can buy bottles of perfume with the same scent... but they're only available in the original Poole shop. Well, as you may remember, I visited the Poole Lush Spa a little while ago and what do you know? It's true! I snapped up a bottle and I am absolutely in love with it!
Lush 29 High Street Perfume Review

Celebrating Mothers' Day

My mum is one of the strangest people I know... and I mean that in a nice way. With Mothers' Day coming up, Festival Place got in touch to offer my mum a day of lunch and shopping with one of their Festival Place gift cardsWhen I was at uni, my mum bought me a Festival Place gift card for Christmas so it's a nice little cyclical gift. In preparation for our weekend ahead, I'm sharing the weird things about my mum that make her, well, my mum.
Mummy

Tuesday

Book Wishlist // Little Black Classics

If you ask me, the Little Black Classics are genius. Super cheap introductory volumes of classic authors? Yes please! I have a bunch of the first run (you can see my collection here) After the success of the first collection, Penguin released a second batch and they are cheap as chips! £1 for the books of around 60 pages, and £2 for those that are around 120 pages, they're ideal quick reads to try out those authors who may have intimidated you before. I definitely know that feeling!
Little Black Classics Wishlist

Monday

Nails // Essie Buy Me a Cameo

Because I'm very organised (hah!), I bought some nail wheels or whatever those things are called to catalogue all my nail varnishes. When I was flicking through trying to choose my next colour, my eyes fell upon Essie Buy Me a Cameo, which was a gorgeous metallic rose gold. Unfortunately, it didn't quite turn out that colour on my actual nails.
Essie Buy Me a Cameo swatch review

Sunday

Review // Lush Mothers' Day Collection 2017

There's nothing I love more than a themed Lush collection. The Valentine's range this year was so good that I didn't believe the Mothers' Day one could compete. After all, it was hugely disappointing last year. What do you know, I was wrong! There's a huge number of products- if we include knot wraps and gift sets, there are over 20 products, and most of them have never been seen before. Exciting stuff! 
Lush Mothers' Day 2017 Review

Tuesday

February Reading Round Up

I went from reading 14 books in January to just 3 in February. That's not great, is it? I don't even know why it dropped so much- I was way busier in January than I've been this month. Perhaps it's because I don't have any short books left over, or because I've been tackling the bloody massive Order of the Phoenix for a couple of weeks. Either way, there's no denying that February wasn't the most productive of reading months.

Monday

OOTD // Grey knit dress

Every now and then, I buy an item of clothing that becomes an instant staple. This grey knit dress is one of those. Since purchasing it in January, I've hardly worn anything else. It's just so comfy and it works for every occasion. The best part? It was £10 from Primark! Billy bargain!
Primary grey knit dress

Sunday

Review // Lush Spa Synaesthesia Massage

I've wanted a Lush massage for years but somehow it never quite happened. When I eventually booked one in Liverpool during the summer, it was cancelled when staff discovered on the day that they'd double-booked the therapist. It wasn't until the end of February that I finally managed to experience it. Thankfully it was worth the wait!
Lush 29 High Street Poole

Thursday

The book that shaped me (and book bundle giveaway!)

It's World Book Day and Anjalee at Two Different Worlds had the genius idea of creating a collaboration between four bloggers to celebrate the books that made us fall in love with reading. Each of us will choose one book to write about, and then we've each chosen a book to giveaway as part of a joint bundle. Details of the other bloggers and giveaway are at the bottom of the post. Book bundle giveaway

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