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6 TV Shows to Binge Watch Now

So for the past few days, I’ve been spending my time in bed recovering from surgery I had on Tuesday (tonsillectomy), and whilst drifting in and out of sleep and taking four different kinds of painkillers at various points of the day, one of the only things I can do is watch TV. If it wasn’t for the excruciating pain, it would be the perfect situation for me, but the inability to eat or drink anything without feeling like my throat is being ripped open over and over is growing tiresome.

Nevertheless, I’ve narrowed it down to six shows that have helped to take my mind off of the pain and boredom, and if you’re in a similar situation, I suggest trying them out for yourself.

Friends

Honestly, this TV show barely needs any introduction. It’s been one of my favourites since I was in primary school, and will always be my go-to show for lifting my spirits. If you’ve never experienced the magic of Friends, you need to rethink your life ASAP.

13 Reasons Why

This show is completely new to Netflix, but the buzz it’s induced on social media is impossible to ignore. It follows a high school student named Clay who receives some tapes from a former classmate, Hannah Baker, detailing the reasons why she committed suicide not long before. I read the book a few years ago, and although I must say the book was slightly better in my opinion, the TV show is incredibly powerful and portrays a great message for those struggling or hoping to help friends in similar positions.

Gossip Girl

There aren’t a lot of things that sound better than getting lost in New York with the likes of Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass when I’m ill. The scandals and schemes alone are enough to distract me from the miseries of life, and the eye candy is just a solid bonus.

The Real Housewives of…

I’m not too picky when it comes to my housewife faves. Sometimes all you need is a bit of trashy TV to take you away from your spot on the sofa and into a world of unnecessary drama and insane wealth. It’s not a crime to want to immerse yourself in someone else’s issues just to escape your own, right?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Hands down, my favourite TV show of all time. I’m not exaggerating when I say I cried watching the 20 year reunion show that the cast recently filmed for Entertainment Tonight. In case you don’t already know, the show focuses on a girl named Buffy Summers who is ‘chosen’ to fight the battle against evil with superhuman strength and speed along with her trusty companions. I grew up watching Buffy kick ass again and again, and it still to this day makes me feel like I can take on anything – even right after surgery.

Charmed

Charmed is kind of like Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s cousin. It oozes the same kind of supernatural goodness and everyday drama, yet this one features three sister witches working together to fight evil, instead of only one strong female lead. The show really pushes the importance of family, and in my opinion, the Halliwell sisters are great role models for those growing up watching the show.

    Now that we’ve reached the end of the post, I can feel my throat begging for the next round of painkillers, so I must oblige. I hope that you enjoyed this list and it helps to cure your boredom at some point.

xo

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My Favourite Christmas Songs

IT’S FINALLY DECEMBER!!!!!

 

Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year, and Christmas music is one of those things that can lift me out of any bad mood. I think I’ve been driving my parents round the bend, though, since I’ve been singing ‘It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas’ since September. However, it’s finally time to break out these Christmas jams without judgement. It was so difficult to pick which songs to include as I love basically ALL OF THEM, so I managed to narrow it down to the ones that make me smile and get excited the most! They’re also listed in no particular order, because that would’ve been way too much stress.

  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Michael Bublé

You can’t go wrong with a good Bublé song at Christmas, and this one is just so God damn lovely and sweet I couldn’t possibly leave it off this list. It’s not as ‘in your face’ as a lot of other Christmas songs are – not that that’s really a problem for me lol – so if you’re not a massive fan of Christmas music in general, give this one a go.

  • Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea

The reason that this is one of my favourites is basically that it was one at my cousins’ house when I was back in England for Christmas 2013, and it reminds me of my family and the fact that I was able to spend Christmas Day with them, which I don’t usually get to do. His voice is also amazing, and it’s a fabulous tune to have on in the car during December.

  • It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas – Bing Cosby

This is the first song I put on when I woke up this morning and opened my first advent calendar chocolate. Bing Cosby’s voice is a dream and it’s the perfect song to get anyone in the mood for the Christmas season.

  • All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

Do I really need to explain this one?

  • I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard

I used to hear this song all the time when I was in primary school around December, as we’d have it playing throughout all of our Christmas parties. It’s just one of those really cheery songs that make me feel like an 8 year old at Christmas again, and that’s a really exciting feeling.

  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra

I play this song every single Christmas Eve when I go to look at the lights with my family, and it honestly makes me so happy and kind of emotional. It was my first ever favourite Christmas song, and it will always have a very special place in my heart. Sinatra’s voice is just impeccable and it’s such a sweet song. I couldn’t have a Christmas playlist without it.

  • I Got Love For Xmas – Pixie Lott

This is a new favourite, but I love Pixie Lott so much already so this is pretty much the perfect combo for me. She’s so bloody talented and this song makes me feel all the things. 10/10 would recommend.

I hope this post gave you some ideas for your own Christmas playlist, or if you’re like me, made you revisit the one you’ve been playing since September. I’m so excited that it’s finally the holiday season so expect a few more Christmas inspired posts from me in the near future!

xo

Current Favourite Lip Products ♡

Hey guys!

So I’ve finally handed in my last assessment for university, and I AM OFFICIALLY FREE! Other than starting a new full time job at the end of the month, my time is now my own and I’m really hoping to post more on here from now on.

Today, I thought I’d go through some of the lip products I’m absolutely loving at the moment and show you guys! They’re mostly nude colours but I have throw in a couple of reds and pinks for Spring/Summer. I don’t usually go for bright pink lipsticks in general, but for the shades included in this post, I do make exceptions.

Lime Crime ‘True Love’ Velvetine

I know there’s been a bit of controversy surrounding Lime Crime, but I really love the formula of their liquid lipsticks way too much to care tbh. They’re so easy to work with and the staying power is incredible. They don’t dry out my lips or go all crumbly after a while, and the colour is so vibrant and gorgeous. It has a hint of a pink undertone to it, too, so it’s perfect if you’re not looking for a deep cherry kind of red.

NYX ‘Bedtime Flirt’ Lip Lingerie

I only bought this liquid lipstick sometime last week and it’s already one of my favourites. Although the NYX lip lingeries can be slightly more drying and crumbly than some other brands, the colours are all right up my alley and so affordable. They will not move once you’ve put them on, so their staying power is fabulous, and all the different shade names are so cheeky and cute!

BH Cosmetics ‘Clara’ Long Wearing Liquid Matte Lipstick

I’ve mentioned these liquid lipsticks in one of my last posts, and I’m bringing the darkest shade I have back because I honestly can’t get enough of it. The formula is so brilliant and they’re so, so affordable yet high quality. BH Cosmetics is one of my faves right now and I must say half of the reason is down to their liquid lipsticks. This shade would be perfect for colder seasons – especially Autumn – but I can guarantee I’ll be wearing this throughout the Summer, too.

MAC ‘Impassioned’ Amplified Lipstick

I bought this shade in London in 2014, and since I’m not much of a bright pink kinda gal, I haven’t gotten as much use out of it as I’d intended. However, it’s the one pink shade I have that I’ll regularly be using throughout the warmer seasons as it’s so pigmented and such a lovely shade of pink. It’s so creamy and comfortable to wear.

MAC ‘Twig’ Satin Lipstick

This is my go-to lipstick right now because I am absolutely obsessed with it. It’s kind of a mixture between brown and pink and it’s the perfect colour for any occasion. It’s so pigmented and easy to work with, and feels really comfortable on the lips. You can rarely go wrong with MAC lipsticks but this one is by far the best in my opinion.

MAC ‘Relentlessly Red’ Retro Matte Lipstick

This shade is kind of a hybrid of a bright red and bright pink, and is one of my all-time favourite shades. It is a matte lipstick, but somehow it’s still super creamy and moisturising on the lips and it stays on for so long! If you’re looking for something bold but don’t want to jump right into reds, this would be the perfect starting point.

Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipstick in ‘Chauffeur’

Makeup Revolution is a super affordable brand with some great products, and this lipstick is one of their bestsellers. You need to build it up a bit to get the full effect, but the texture is so creamy and glides right onto the lips so easily. It’s the perfect lipstick to throw in your bag for work, uni or school or if you’re just running errands. Also, my obsession with rose gold really drew me to this lipstick, not gonna lie.

NYX ‘Sandstorm’ Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

I only bought this lipstick two days ago and already it’s one of my faves. The formula was slightly weird to get used to at first as it took a bit longer to dry and felt quite sticky on my lips, but the colour payoff is amazing and lasts so long. It’s such a lovely nude brown shade, and right now I can’t get enough of those.

So that’s it for my current favourite lipsticks at the moment and this blog post. I hope you enjoyed reading and keep an eye out for the next one!

xo