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24.2.17

Current Favourites.



CURRENT FAVOURITES.


Well, this feels a little bit weird. 

It seems I've taken an unexpected blogging break recently; behind the scenes I've been trying to get content together and to continue my blogging but in reality I've really been struggling. Whether it's been general lacklustre for my blog or it's been due to my work and social life clashing. I thought I'd bring myself back with a much loved post - my current favourites. 

I'd call this my February favourites - but I'm trying to include my January favourites within this too...


BEAUTY 

I've discovered numerous new beauty products this month, to be honest it's been nice to bring back my love for my makeup collection by adding new pieces into it. If you read my what I got for Christmas you'll have seen the Spectrum brushes collection in all their glory, this definitely felt like one of those #boydidgood moments - Tom usually refuses to buy me beauty products so I was shocked to find these on Christmas Day. They came as a 12 piece collection and truthfully I only used a couple throughout January as I didn't want to ruin the perfectness! I'm not too sure if this really counts as a 'beauty favourite' as such but he also bought me the Versace Blue Jeans. Whilst I know it's quiet a popular after shave for most men, it's one of my favourites...so to stop me from stealing his, I now have my own bottle. 

The next couple of products I spoke about in my Mini January Haul; I picked up the Kate Moss Sculpting Palette in Golden Bronze 003 and it's still a mix up between this and the Collection Contour Stick. With them being different formulas it's quiet refreshing to my makeup routine to switch between the two. I also picked up a collection of the NYX Lip Lingerie in the shades, 01, 05 & 07! I'm sure I've already mentioned how much I love the formula of the products and how I'm slightly in love with each shade - Satin Ribbon (07) has to be my favourite for it's subtle nude shade; however Honeymoon (01) and Beauty Mark (05) were worn plenty of times throughout January; I'd experimented with these shades as I tend not to wear dark brown/mauve shades - but these are truly amazing. 


TV, FILMS & BOOKS 

If you read my Monthly Movies for January you'll have seen my challenge for 2017; watching as many films as possible each month. So far February isn't as successful as January as I'm struggling to sit through a full film. I've been trying to mix the movie watching with new finds as well as old favourites, I watched my all time favourite She's The Man last week and it was wonderful! 

I've continued watching Grey's Anatomy this year, it's officially made it's place into my favourite TV series top 5 list! I completed series 1-13 from October to January and was completely heartbroken when I was up to date; having to wait each week for one new episode is killing me, so much so that I've begun re-watching the series all over again. Yesterday I picked up the first few seasons of Glee to begin watching, so I'm excited to dive into the cheese, musical loving fest that is my guilty pleasure! 


EVERYTHING ELSE. 

I don't think there's much else to talk about with my favourites. I joined the gym at the beginning of February after feeling very sluggish and miserable about my body, I've been at least once a week since I've started and it's actually great to get back into training. I need a hand to hold at the moment but with both my boyfriend and my brother being personal trainers I'm getting the help - I'm working on an excited project on my blog and Tom's fitness page Power Powell Fitness so if you're looking for some fitness inspiration, I'm hoping to help soon! 

I've decided to take it slow with my blogging recently, I've been struggling to stay motivated or positive about the direction I'm taking it, but I'm hoping to bring the motivation back soon - slowly but surely xxxxxx 

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13.2.17

Dream Home: The Living Room..

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DREAM HOME: THE LIVING ROOM.



If you ask myself or Tom whether we're ready to move out we'd probably start hyperventilating and tell you we're far from it. 
I've always had a thing for interior design, it intrigues me and my creative juices flow at the idea of decorating. Typically this post made me question how close I am to becoming a home owner, and the truth is as much as I'd love to take a trip to Ikea and decorate a 2 bedroom house (which IFY would be a dream) I'm far from ready but that's okay. At the end of February it's mine and Tom's fifth anniversary and we don't live together. Majority of people in my life/ on my timeline have brought or rented a place with their partner within the first two years of their relationship and sometimes that causes me to feel like I'm a step behind and question what's wrong, why haven't we done that yet?
But the truth is, it's okay, it's okay that we haven't taken that step yet, it doesn't make our relationship anything less and that's something I need to remind myself. Whilst our current routine means we've got to work harder to spend time with each other, we've got a good routine and that time we finally spend together is 10x better than if we're in each others faces 24/7.

2.2.17

A Letter To My Blogging Friends.



A LETTER TO MY BLOGGING FRIENDS...


February 12th marks my four years writing See The Stars. 

Whilst I have another post planned for this day, I wanted to write something a little more heartfelt today. Truth be told I've written and rewritten this post a couple of times now - somehow I'm struggling to find the words, because really this is just one massive thank you. Rather than getting caught up with keeping in theme with my usual blogging, I thought I'd share my thoughts with an 'open letter to my blogging friends'. Whether we've met before or we're simply online pals, this is for you... 


Dear friends, 

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! A hundred times thank you. 
I wouldn't of got through these four years of blogging without a little help from you. 

Not only with my blogging but my personal life too; whether it's the threads I create on twitter or the posts I write about my bad days; I know you're always there to support me. Whether you're just listening or being my virtual shoulder to cry eye, you've been a rock to me since 2013. I entered this blogging community a little unfamiliar to what was about to happen - I hadn't found the online craze at this point, to be perfectly honest...I don't remember how I got started at all, but I did and I wouldn't image it any other way. I used to write and think no one was reading but now I know I have the constant support for each post I share - not everything will be to everyone's taste but that's fine, I understand. 

My parents have always been slightly cautious of my interest in talking to people online, my first blogger meet up in 2014 - they were petrified of what I was getting myself into and now I'm travelling to London or Leeds with girls they don't know and thankfully they're 100% supportive and excited to hear about the people I'm meeting. Whether it's meeting a whole room full at blogging events or arranging to meet up for drinks and a gossip, I know I've found some life long friends in you...and the fact that we can chat for hours without any awkward silence - well that's a good enough sign to me. 

The times I've considered quitting and you've told me not to and you've motivated me to keep going. You motivate me a lot, whether it be with your studying, watching you pursue your careers choices or watching the effort you put into writing your blog; I'm proud and motivated. Whether you're writing for fun, or a part time/full time job, your content inspires me...especially when I'm struggling myself. You show me why I should write for fun but also why I should work towards job opportunities while they're possible. With that you've taught me how to improve my writing, my photography and how the whole blogging world works, although some of the technical jargon will forever be the bane of my life. 

So, from the bottom of my heart - thank you. 
Thank you for your continued support, your inspiration and your friendship. I'd list every one of you individually but we'd be here for a while; just know I'm grateful that you're in my life and I hope you know where I am if you ever need a similar shoulder to cry on or just a little cheerleader for you blog.

- I'm your girl! 
xoxo
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31.1.17

Monthly Movies: January.


23.1.17

Mocktail Recipes ft Fentimans Botanically Brewed Drinks.

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