My Top 5 Fave Movies!

Monday, 29 January 2018

Happy Monday folks! How’re we doing?! So as well as music, I am also a MASSIVE movies fan! And I thought I would do a rundown of my top 5 favourite films to watch on a lazy Sunday!



5. Coyote Ugly



Okay so this is a new addition to my life and I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW! Last year I decided to watch it for the first time after seeing someone talk about it online and OH MY GOD! I loved it instantly. The storyline is amazing, the characters are hilarious. I laugh, cry, feel jealous, want a relationship all in one film! There are no faults to this film. I love it so much!!



4. Mamma Mia 



This film is absolutely effing hilarious! I love it so goddamn much! I cannot WAIT for the new one this year!!! These three: Bill, Sam and Harry are so hilarious. The storyline is so heartfelt, funny and it's such a good Sunday film! I love Donna and Meryl Streep is an AMAZING singer!! This is such a good feel good film and I love watching it and singing along.


3. Letters To Juliet


THIS GODDAMN FILM! I fucking squee whenever I watch this film! I watched this in the cinema with my mum and I instantly fell in love with it. The soundtrack is amazing, the storyline is so fucking good and the characters are hilarious. Honestly, there's no fault to this film. It's so fucking cute and I highly recommend it.



2. Notting Hill


I have watched this film since I was really young, and that scene in the above gif gets me every time! Julia Roberts is a surreal (pun intended) actress. There's literally nothing she can't play. This film is also hilarious and the perfect chic flick to watch any day and any time of the day. Hugh Grant is amazing, Julia Roberts is amazing. The story between them is amazing and ugh!! I fucking love this film. It's probably my go-to film these days (because mum refuses to let me watch number 1). Seriously though, if you haven't watched it. One; what is wrong with you?! Two; go watch it!!!



1. Bridget Jones Diary


So this film is basically a look into my future. That will be me: a 30 year old spinster, still getting absolutely hammered on wine every night, not being able to control my potty mouth and failing at all things love. This film is my favourite.  Bridget Jones is such a relatable character - you know she is! And oh my effing god: MARK. DARCY!! 😍 He has been my dream man, and I have been in love with him since the first time I watched this film many, MANY years ago. This film began my love for Colin Firth. Honestly though, the films are amazing, but the first one will always be my favourite. I might be able to practically quote the entire film, but who cares?! I love it and if you somehow haven't watched this film; do it. And watch the other two also.



So here's a rundown of my top 5 fave films of all time! Let me know in the comments what yours are. 😄


FITNESS FRIDAY: WORKOUTS TO USE!

Friday, 26 January 2018

Hello Humans! This is my last post for "gym motivation" week! And I've decided to save the best till last: a workout for you to use!

This is a workout one of my gym instructors did in a gym class. It's a really good workout and I love doing it when I don't want to do a class or I'm at home.



Please be sure to do this workout and leave a comment, letting me know how you found it! 

See ya Monday!


WHAT'S IN MY GYM BAG! 🏋🏼‍♀️💪🏻👜

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Hello Humans! Welcome back to my "fitness special week of blog posts"! Today I thought I would let you have a nosey into my gym bag and possibly give you some ideas. So;




So here is my gym bag. The brand is Runetz and my mum got me it for Christmas. It's a simple bag, I love the design, the colours and there's so much more to this bag than I once realised. In fact, here's an advert for the bag, that my mum saw on Facebook and tagged me in LOL!




Here's a list of things that I have in my bag.

  • Gym clothes
  • Towels (one for body, one for hair)
  • Wash bag
  • Clothes to change into
  • Trainers
  • Hair brush
  • Deodrant
  • Water
  • Phone
  • Earphones
  • Portable Charger
  • Charging Cable
  • Gym Gloves
  • Bobble

This bag is so good for all its compartments and little "secret" compartments. (I'm such a nerd for secret compartments).

Here's a glimpse of what's inside my wash bag:



I like to make sure that everything's still got stuff inside, i.e. no empty shower gel bottles or shampoo, because otherwise when I actually do shower at the gym, I'm not getting pissed off with the lack of stuff that I need.


So here are a few ideas for what to add in your own gym bag, and if you add anything else, please leave a comment and possible give me some more ideas!


See you Friday!! 👋🏻



MOTIVATION MONDAY: STAYING MOTIVATED AT THE GYM!

Monday, 22 January 2018


Hello Humans! So January is coming to an end, which usually means that people give up their New Year's Resolutions round about now. So let's try and keep you motivated and keep that goal!!


WAYS TO STAY MOTIVATED:

  • Get a gym playlist.
I think it's super important to have a playlist for EVERYTHING! And it's even more important to have one for your gym sessions. I stole mine from my best friend, and then I added my own taste to it also (i.e. One Direction).

Here's my Gym Playlist:



Feel free to to take mine and adapt it in any way you want to. But when I (finally) do my own workouts, listening to my playlist really helps and motivates me to keep going even when I'm tired.


  • Do your research.
I've been starting to put a folder together, finding out what types of food I should be eating for what I want to achieve, the workouts I should be doing, etc. I think it's really important if you're going to take this seriously, that you figure out the best way of achieving your goal. 

For example, I was told at my first personal training session that if you want to gain muscle, you should be doing 5-7 reps with weights. If you're wanting to tone, you do 8-12 reps with weights. And if you're wanting to lose weight (like me), you should be doing 12-20 reps. And to me that was crazy! Because why am I - someone that's just wanting to lose weight - doing more work than someone who's wanting to gain muscle. And then it hit me. Someone who's wanting to lose weight, will be using bigger weights than what I would be, who's just wanting to lose weight. 

How many calories you should be in-taking a day due to your fitness goal, and also what kinds of food you should be eating. Make sure you do your research. And if you're a real nerd like me, create a file and keep it all together.



  • Don't give in.

I know some days you literally cannot be arsed. Trust me - I get that. Heck, I don't exercise every single time I plan to (I'll get onto that on my next point), but when I've got myself to the gym and then I think, "actually... I don't want to do a workout." I usually get my gym playlist on, look at the workout that I've planned and take it in steps. Pick the right song, get your warm up done, and then take it slowly. Don't push yourself.




  • Listen to your body.
Even though I've said previously, "don't give up", "make sure you do your sessions", etc. But you also need to remember to listen to your body. Because if you're physically not up to doing a workout - DO NOT DO IT! I've skipped the gym because my body felt exhausted, I didn't get enough sleep or I didn't feel right in myself. Yes you feel guilty, but it's okay to have a day of rest. You don't need to go 7 days a week. Start off with 4 or 5 days a week. Take it slow and listen to your body.



And here are some of my top tips of staying motivated. Let me know how you keep motivated and what steps you use to keep up with the fitness.


19.01.2018.

Friday, 19 January 2018


There’s a boy I know,
Who reminds me of someone from a Disney film. 

I’m trying my best to become self aware,
Of the way I act and the way I stare. 

This feels almost empowering, as I finally make a decision,
Saying that I can’t live that life and I’m saying goodbye. 

Maybe this is the closure I was asking for,
And while I’ll tell everyone it’s over;

I know, 
In the back of my mind,
There’s a new interest on my sight. 

REALISATION.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018


She sat there on the rug, and she picked up her wine glass, and swirled the white wine around, watching the way it moved and then she sighed,

“I just think that in my head, I knew nothing would ever escalate, you know?”
Her best friend nodded, swallowing the sip,

“Yeah I get it.”

“And I just think that if anything, it was something I needed in my life at a really low point.” She explained and took a sip of her wine. “And what really upsets me, is that it just stopped. There was no explanation to why the conversation stopped.”

Her best friend nodded again, not saying anything and letting her vent.
She let out a deep sigh,

“I think I need a cleanse. Like a juice one, but a cleanse from the boy on my television screen.”

“I think that’s probably best.” Her best friend smiled. “Have a good old detox.”
She gave her a small smile,

“I think it’s time to stop chasing of what something once was, and accept it’s now over.”

Her best friend held out her glass,

“Cheers to that.”

They clinked glasses and then finished their wine.

MUSIC MONDAY: MY TOP 5 FAVE MALE ARTISTS OF 2017!

Monday, 15 January 2018


Hello Humans! It's a brand new week and to get it started, it's time for another 5 of my top five favourite artists, but this time... it's the males!




1. Niall Horan


I know sound like a broken record since all I did last year was plug the hell out of this man and his debit album - BUT! I really do enjoy his music and it was the most played song of 2017 (slow hands, what a bop!) I only have a few (lol) on my 2017 playlist, since I listen to the CD non-stop, I decided I didn't need the entire album in my playlist. So ANYWAY! Flicker is just an amazing album and it reminded me that it was okay to not be okay. The album hit home and the feels were real. Click here to listen to Niall on Spotify.





2. Harry Styles



Okay I promise this is my last 1D mention... in this post. I love Harry's debut album and at first I was a bit apprehensive of the style and how it sounded. However I grew to love it and I listened to it non-stop on holiday. (In Greece, there's a post about it here. 😉) I love hearing the boys' different styles and comparing them to the band's style of music and it just fascinates me. Click here to listen to Harry on Spotify.





3. Ed Sheeran


 Obvs I love Ed. I've raved on and on about him for years and I love him! I'm so excited to see him in May with my mumma, and I just love every album he brings out. The first half of the year, this is what I listened to Divide non-stop. I just love the style of this album, and you can tell he's settled down with his girlfriend now, and he's happy and content. What can I even say about him? He's perfect (no pun intended), and he's incredible. Click here to listen to Ed on Spotify.





4. James Arthur


I feel like James Arthur is a dark horse when it comes to music. He has such a unique sound to his voice and I dunno, I just love him. I was so happy when he released Back From The Edge and his singles are just amazing! Click here to listen to James on Spotify.




5. Adam Levine


Okay so I know Adam Levine is technically Maroon 5 but WHATEVER! I have been loving his music over 2017 and I am CONSTANTLY singing Wait in my head. I loved him in Begin Again and I think that's where my interest in Maroon 5/Adam Levine began. Click here to listen to Maroon 5 on Spotify.


And those are my top 5 fave male artists of 2017! Let me know in the comments which artists you've been loving!


REVIEW: THE BEST MAKEUP BRUSH CLEANER! 💋💅🏻💆🏼‍♀️

Saturday, 13 January 2018


Hello Humans! I got this UH-MAY-ZING invention for Christmas thanks to my mum. And Phoebe has insisted I review this so she knows if it's any good.


So this is the Style Pro makeup brush cleaner and this has been invested by Lord Sugar (don't know who he is? He's a businessman - The Apprentice!!!!) And it's just amazing. I can't write it in words! Let the pictures show you!




(Thanks mum for taking the pictures xoxo)

HOW TO:
  1. Add a cap full of the Makeup Brush Cleanser into the bowl type thingy (LOL!)
  2. Attach the correct rubber brush holder to the electric spinner (literally making these names up as I go along - as you can probs tell)
  3. Spin the brush into the cleanser for 20 seconds (LITERALLY 20 SECONDS!)
  4. And then lift from the cleanser and then spin in the space of the bowl for another 20 seconds.
  5. Take it out and TRUST ME! It's dry!

In my honest opinion I would HIGHLY recommend buying this! It's a quick way of having clean brushes and it's just AMAZING!!!

You can buy it here.


This is the worst review I've done 😂, but how do you literally explain this?!


See ya Monday!


RECIPE: MUM'S FAMOUS STIR FRY!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

HOW YUM DOES THIS LOOK?! 

Hello Humans how are we all today?! I wanted to start doing recipe posts on my blog to give anyone some inspiration that needs some ideas on eating healthy. I love healthy eating - in fact I feel ten times better if I've eaten well rather than eating junk food. So this is my mum's famous stir fry. And here's everything you need.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Mixed pepper stir fry
  • Chicken (you can use any type of chicken. I used Birdseye chargrilled chicken this time)
  • Soy sauce

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Follow the instructions on the packaging for the chicken, and put in the oven for the amount of time advised.
  2. When nearly cooked, pour the mixed pepper stir fry into a hot pan.
  3. After a minute and a half, pour in the soy sauce - as much as you prefer.
  4. When the chicken has been cooked, cut up into small pieces and add to the mixed pepper.
  5. Stir in together the mixed pepper stir fry and chicken pieces so both are covered in the soy sauce
  6. Turn off the hob and serve

It's a really simple recipe and my mum cannot get over how OBSESSED I am with it! I love it so much! When you're finished, it'll look like this:


(Because of the steam, it was REALLY difficult to get a decent picture, and there was no change in HELL I was waiting for it to cool down!!)


If you try this recipe, please be sure to either leave a picture in the comments, or send me a message on Instagram showing me how yours looks!

If you like these recipe posts, please be sure to let me know in the comments and I'll make more! 

See ya next time!


MUSIC MONDAY: MY TOP 5 FAVE FEMALE ARTISTS OF 2017!

Monday, 8 January 2018

Hello Humans! Hope you are all well!

I thought I'd do a rundown of my 5 favourite female artists of 2017! Let me know what you think of these artists below in the comments, and maybe also add which Female Artists you were loving in 2017.



1. Demi Lovato



 I have been LOVING Demi in 2017! Her album was UH-MAY-ZING! And I couldn't STOP listening to it! As mentioned in the pictures, my favourite pictures, my favourite songs from Demi in 2017 were:

  • No promises
  • Sorry not sorry
  • Daddy issues
There are plenty more I love from her album, but those are the three I put in my playlist. Her new music is definitely more my street. I stopped listening to her for a while; the album after coming out of rehab didn't interest me much. But then BAM! She came back with collabs and Tell Me You Love Me album and I was ADDICTED!!! Click here to listen to Demi on Spotify.




2. Rita Ora


If you didn't know already (LOL where have you been?!), I EFFIN' LOVE RITA ORA! Everyone says Beyonce is their queen, but Rita is mine! I love her music. Loved her from her first album, and now she's back making music again and I am LIVING!!! I'm going to her concert in May and I'm SO EXCITED!! My favourite songs from 2017 were:
  • Your song
  • Lonely together
  • Anywhere
I cannot wait to hear her full album and I want it NOW!!!! Click here to listen to Rita on Spotify.





3. Bebe Rexha

I mean... Isn't she effin' amazing?! I first discovered Bebe when she collabed with Martin Garrix for "In The Name Of Love". I think her voice is unique and her personality is just refreshing. She's very honest and I love watching her on Social Media. Then she did a collab with Louis Tomlinson and I fell in love with her again. My favourite songs of Bebe's were:
  • Back to you
  • The way I are (dance with somebody)
  • Meant to be
I think there's a lot more to Bebe to come. She's had two EPs released which I love, and I think she's very quirky and she's amazing! Click here to listen to Bebe on Spotify.







4. P!nk


I mean... who doesn't love P!nk?! I've loved her since her first album came out, and I went to her concert in 2009 and she was PHENOMENAL! So when she made a comeback this year, I was HERE for it!!! The songs I've been loving in 2017 are:

  • Nobody knows
  • What about us
  • Sober
  • Revenge
  • Beautiful trauma
As you can see P!nk was my most added in these females. I feel like anything I say wouldn't give her enough credit. SO - Click here to listen to P!nk on Spotify.







5. Noah Cyrus

 Was anyone else surprised when Noah made her debut?! But she sounds EXACTLY like Miley and it confused me so much! I love her style of music and I'm really looking forward to hearing more. The songs I loved were:

  • Make me (cry)
  • Stay together
I'm really looking forward to listening to more of her songs. Click here to listen to Noah on Spotify.



And those are the Female Artists I've been loving in 2017! Let me know who you've been loving in the comments below!