Fortnightly Reflection - 05/07 - 19/07

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

This is my third fortnightly reflection post and I'm so far, really enjoying writing these posts. I really do hope you like these posts as well. These last 2 weeks have been another great 2 weeks and I'm really excited to share with you what I've been up too.

Two weekends ago, I spent my weekend at probably my most favourite location; Thorrington Scout Camp. Once a month, myself and Matt head down to camp to help out with running's throughout the weekend as well as catch up with great friends and have an overall fun weekend. This particular weekend was a very busy one. We had around 200 campers I believe, with activities running all day both days (Saturday & Sunday), however it was a very fun weekend and we had such great feedback from all the leaders which felt very rewarding. Most of the weekend I helped instruct the aerial runway, also known as the zip wire, which was lots of fun and it was great seeing how much the kids were enjoying themselves too. Overall a really fun weekend and it's got me all excited for when we go away to Poacher Jamboree in less than 2 weeks! 

I'm also really excited to say that I was offered a summer job last week and I'm super pleased with myself and excited to get started. It's taken me about a month and a half to finally find a job so I'm so relieved I've bagged myself one. I'm going to be waitress at a local pub that is only a 15 minute walk away from my house, so perfect location seeing as I don't drive. I've worked in a pub before so I don't feel too nervous about the training which is great, as I hate that anxious feeling of not knowing what to expect but luckily I already understand the doings of a waitresses role. 

The last thing I wanted to share with you in this fortnightly reflection post is that I met my cousins 2nd baby this past weekend and he's adorable. His name is Alfie and it only 2 months old and he's just gorgeous. It was also a lovey get together with family, which is another favourite thing of mind, spending time with family. 

How has your past two weeks been? Have you been up to anything nice?

T xx

My July Wishlist

Monday, 17 July 2017
Like my June Favourites it's definitely been a while since I uploaded a wishlist post. I just love scrolling through people's wishlist posts and seeing what they are hoping on getting themselves through the coming month. Seeing as I'm also in love with writing blog posts at the moment I thought I would share with you once again what I'm wishing for this month as well as many more to come. 

Camera (Nikon COOLPIX B700 or Nikon COOLPIX P900) // £359.00 - £449.00
I have been wanting a camera for absolutely ages and so I finally decided to put in a little research into what camera I would love to get myself. Even though my iPhone photos are at brilliant stantdard (considering its only a phone camera) it's starting to not perform so well as it used to when I first started blogging. Not only does it really lack in storage, I also think that my blog is in need of higher quality photos and I feel like when I have a nice camera I will put more effort into my photography as I feel like at the moment it's very slapdash! I'm currently eyeing up the Nikon Coolpix range (especially the B700 and P900) as the quality is brilliant when looking at test photos. It's also great for zooming which would benefit me a lot as I'm very must into taking pretty photos of animals at zoos! I'm just not 100% sure what camera I'll go for just yet!

Harry Potter Book Box Set // £29.99
I'm currently working my way through the Harry Potter book series and I'm obsessing over them even more than the films (as of course, the books are way better). However, the Harry Potter books I currently own are super old and are slowly falling apart, I mean my Philosopher Stone book front cover is holding on to the spine for it's dear life. I'm in definite need of reordering these books! So seeing as it's been my birthday this month I thought at some point I would treat myself to a brand new box set to put on my Harry Potter shelf on my bookcase!

Up & Ratatouille Tsum Tsums // £3.00
If you know me and my blog you will know that I'm obsessed with Disney tsum tsums. I just can't get enough of them. My collection is currently at 41 and I do not plan on stopping the growth of my collection. I just adore them and they all look super cute on my bookcase in my room! This month, Disney will be releasing their Up & Ratatouille tsum tsums and they are adorable (especially Doug in his cone of shame!). I will definitely be picking up one or two of these beauties this month for sure.

Urban Decay Heat Palette // £39.50
As soon as I saw that Urban Decay were releasing this palette I instantly fell in love with it. I don't own any other Naked palette as always thought that I owned other palettes that were very similar to them so never felt the need to splurge on a Naked palette, however this palette is just stunning and I don't have anything like it either. It's just gorgeous and I want to try out all the colours and create some really lovely looks. Hopefully I will be able to treat myself to this palette at some point this month when it's back in stock!

Tanya Burr Cosmetics - Chasing The Sun // £4.00 - £7.49
I have never bought anything from Tanya Burr's Cosmetic range but when she announced the Chasing The Sun range I was instantly hooked and knew I wanted to try out all of the products. So I'm hoping I'll be able to treat myself and try them out this month!

ASOS Bunny Print Long Sleeve Tee and Legging Pyjama Set // £24.00
Seeing as I'll be going away at the end of this month I would really like some new pyjamas! I also want some pretty pyjamas to wear around the house and fill all cosy. These particular PJs caught my eye as I just think they look super cosy and adorable! I'm definitely going to make a PJ order soon.

What are you wishing for this month? Do you like the look of any of my picks?

T x

My June Favourites

Thursday, 13 July 2017
This past month has been a month full of catching up with friends and family as well as full of relaxing and not stressing over exams! So, many of my favourites reflect on the amount of time I have had over the last 4 weeks which I'm not complaining about. It's been great just not having to worry about anything!

Binky London Nails - I had no idea that Binky from Made in Chelsea had her own make of nail varnishes out, which may seem silly to some but I haven't followed the Made in Chelsea gang for a very long time. I discovered her nail varnishes in COOP and was instantly draw to the glitter collection and decided to pick some up (they were only £2!!). After trying out the pink glitter nail polish and was left amazed due to how sparkly and high quality they were for only 2 quid, my mum went back to the COOP the next day and picked up the gold and purple polish to try out too! I'm so impressed by Binky's nail polishes and will definitely be picking up more of the shades in the future!

Reading - As I now have a lot of time on my hands I can finally find the time to read and enjoy myself. I was in a horrific reading slump during the 2nd and 3rd term of university that it just took me weeks and weeks to finish a book. However now, I'm reading a book almost every week and I LOVE it. I have so many books I want to read this summer now and I'm thrilled I finally have the time to really enjoy them.

Love Island - I have been pulled into this series bad this year, I just can't get enough! I understand that it really is a shamble and trash of a show but I just can't stop watching it. I'm sure if you have twitter that you will agree with me when I say that my timeline is just full of comments on the episodes each night (I'm a culprit to this spamming also - woops) it's hard not to get yourself indulged with what's happening. I'm not entirety sure what I'm going to do when the show finishes in a week \nd a halfs time but we shall cross that bridge when we come to it.

Ice Lattes - Iced lattes have been my go-to during June, they are just the perfect drink during these really warm summery days we keep happening! I either pick up a caramel latte or a vanilla latte, it all depends on my sweet tooth craving at the time. I'm a big fan of coffee so these are a perfect alternative for when it's hot! They also remind me of when I was in Florida last year as that is one of the drinks I kept on drinking!

Blogging - This may seem like a silly favourite but it's a very similar situation to my reading. I just didn't have enough time to put in the effort and time into my blog during my 2nd and 3rd term of university, I just allowed my university life to take over. Since being back though, I have been able to take the time to put some effort into my blog and I'm really enjoying it. I feel like my posts have been at a good level recently and I'm trying to get involved more with the blogging community which again, I'm loving!

Disney Life - As you all probably know, I'm a massive Disney fan, I just love it. During the month of June I decided to subscribe to Disney Life and it was not a mistake. for £4.99 a month, you get almost all of the Disney films every released as well as all of the Disney channel show box sets! I have been binging so many series and films its ridiculous but I love it! If you love Disney and you haven't subscribed to Disney Life yet, you need to!

What were your favourites this month? Are any the same as mine or similar?

T xx