Sunday, 3 February 2019

January 2019 | Lifestyle.

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my first monthly blog post of the year. Like I said in my Farewell 2018 post something I would like to start doing throughout 2019 is to document every month. I reckon I'll really thank myself for these at the end of the year when I get to look back at everything! And who knows- someone out there might even enjoy reading this! I know I love being nosey about other peoples favourites and what they've enjoyed through the months.

So without further ado let's get into it.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Farewell 2018. | Lifestyle.

Hello! Welcome back to my blog and my first post of 2019. I cannot believe it's already 2019 and even more so cannot believe my last blog post was back in March. I'm usually quite good with keeping my blog up to date but it seems as if I've blinked and the year has disappeared.

Seeing as I didn't post what I got up to throughout the year 2018 let's have a little catch-up and see if I managed to meet any of the goals/aspirations I had planned. If you'd like too, you can catch up on what they were here!

How was 2018 for me? I have to say it was a pretty damn good year! I got to travel, see faraway family, do some pretty cool things in-between as well as have new beginnings like starting my new job. 

So without further ado here are a few key moments of 2018.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

March Haul Featuring Topshop, Asos and Missguided | Fashion.

Hello, my name is Sade and I am addicted to buying clothes I don't need. No, this is not something I tell myself. This is often what I hear coming from the direction of my partner. In his defence, he's so true (not something I'll be admitting to him). But in my defence, I so do need 10 pairs of blue jeans in different shades of blue because certain colours go with certain tops and yes I need that top because it'll match these jeans...

Enough was enough so I made a deal with myself to ONLY have a treat month every other month. Then the months in between I can save all my money. To be fair I always put money aside every single month anyway. However... the deal was made worse when I said to Alex I'll make a bet with you that I don't spend any money until June! So here I am making this haul blog post as a way to... I guess remind myself of this months treats to stop the spending! To keep myself sane I'll be making blog posts of 'wish lists' so that come June if any of those items are available they're going straight in my basket!!

On to the haul. 

Saturday, 3 March 2018

I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now. | Lifestyle.

Hello, everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. It's been a really productive Saturday morning for me, the laundry is washed and drying, I cleaned and tidied my bedroom and finally did all those annoying little jobs that needed doing but I just kept putting off. It's currently snowing outside, I've got incense on the go with a real 'feel good' film on. It just seemed the perfect setting to sit down and do a catch up with my blog.

I guess one of the reasons I felt compelled to sit down and write this blog post is to maybe... remind myself of the positives in my life. Recently, I've been feeling more on the negative side. I seem to feel a little lost at the moment. I'm 25, always putting myself down for not 'earning enough money', I still don't have enough money saved for a house, I'm not fully working within a 'career', I've got no oomph to get up and go in the mornings. It seems all I do is push myself out of bed, crave the evenings and long for the weekends. Enough is enough.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Farewell 2017. | Lifestyle.

As I sit here and think back over the year and what I have accomplished, I can't help but have a smile on my face. Many people have shared posts on social media on why their year was amazing, or in some cases maybe not their best year. It can be difficult at times not to focus on the negatives and what we didn't achieve. All I saw throughout the year were people my age or younger getting engaged, buying houses, having children etc and it's so easy to get caught up in comparing our lives to that of others. But despite all of that, I have had a wonderful year filled with many amazing memories and resolutions I managed to attain!

So, here are a few key moments that have made my year one of the most smooth sailings yet. I wanted to write this post because I love to appreciate these moments especially in times of need. It's far too easy to focus on what we don't have and it's good to be reminded of the positives as well as set new goals.

Here are a few key moments of 2017.

Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar 2017 | Review.

And just like that, all 25 beautiful beauty doors have been opened. I must admit I am beyond sad I will no longer be coming home every evening from work to open a beauty door. It has definitely been my highlight every day throughout the month of December.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

London | Travel Diary 2017

With every December comes a time for exploration when it comes to Alex and myself. It would seem that every year we manage to do something or go somewhere and why not, it is, after all, the most wonderful time of the year. 

This year we decided to take our annual London trip in the month of December because there is always something new to see, try and I love going to see all the Christmas decorations. We got our itinerary ready and off we went on Friday, the 8th of December on the 8:44 train. First port of call was obviously to go shopping and the reason I love London so much is due to the vast amount of inspiration you can find for Christmas presents. We stopped at Fortnum & Mason, Liberty (obviously), looked at the beaut decorations on Carnaby Street and Covent Garden. The weather was perfect for us- no rain with blue skies and a cold chill to the air.

Our trip to London would not be complete without trying new food. We are massive foodies and every time we go to London we have a new restaurant to try. Instead of going to our absolute favourite- Bone Daddies, we decided to give Ippudo a try. I have to admit as much as I loved my ramen nothing beats a Bone Daddies. If I remember correctly I believe I had the Karaka-Men ramen with a boiled egg. Belly's full we went back to Covent Garden, definitely one of my favourite places to visit in London and we had a look in some more shops. At this point, we were both absolutely freezing and it seemed the temperature was dropping as the day went on, so we popped into Maxwell's Bar & Grill. We ordered the Salted Caramel Donut Freakshake- one to share between us and it was divine!! Seriously, if you're ever in Covent Garden stop by to try it. It was really delicious and not sickly at all although, that may have been due to sharing one! 

Our time in London was coming to an end so with one last look at Carnaby Street and Regent Street (as the Christmas lights had come on) we made our way home. We had a wonderful time and as always London did us proud. We left with belly's full of good food and many wonderful goodies.